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XpresSpa Group Reports Fourth Quarter and 2017 Results


NEW YORK, March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XpresSpa Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:XSPA), a health and wellness holding company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017. Please note that consolidated results for full year 2016 include eight days of operations for the Wellness segment following the close of the XpresSpa acquisition on December 23, 2016. Therefore, 2016 generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") results, as presented in this press release, are not comparable to full year 2017 results.

"2017 was a transformative year for XpresSpa, as we perfected the short format spa, established our branded position as a pure play in health and wellness, and prepared the company for growth," said Andrew Perlman, CEO of XpresSpa Group. "Having put top talent in place in our corporate and field teams, we made crucial improvements to our company-wide culture, our internal processes and the technology we use to operate our business. We completed the monetization of key non-core assets and also created partnerships to extend the XpresSpa brand through retail products. Through all this change, we further expanded our geographic footprint with net 4 new store openings and drove 3.0% same store sales growth. We accomplished a tremendous amount in a single year and are proud of the foundation we have built."

Mr. Perlman continued: "As a pure play in on-the-go wellness, we are entirely focused on the execution of our core strategy. This year, we will work to increase store productivity and contribution margin through labor efficiency, new services and products and traffic analysis initiatives. We will also deepen our collaboration with existing and new partners in the travel vertical, leveraging XpresSpa's unique position as the leader in the airport spa market, serving harried travelers with idle time in the airport. Key to our growth is the development of our new franchising capability to capture additional demand while we open company-owned XpresSpa and XpresRecover locations already in our pipeline. In all, our 2018 priorities center on enhancing our efficiency and growth to position us to further accelerate that growth in 2019. We are set for a great year of expanding the scale of XpresSpa's footprint and brand and of delivering improved financial results."

2017 Consolidated Results Highlights

As noted above, consolidated results for full year 2016 include eight days of operations for the Wellness segment following the close of the XpresSpa acquisition on December 23, 2016 and are therefore not comparable to full year 2017 results. In addition, our full year 2017 and 2016 results reflect our FLI Charge and Group Mobile businesses as discontinued operations.

  • Consolidated revenue from continuing operations was $48.8 million in 2017 compared to $12.0 million in 2016.

  • Consolidated net loss from continuing operations was $16.1 million in 2017 compared to a net loss of $19.3 million in 2016.

  • Comprehensive loss, after discontinued operations, was $28.5 million in 2017 compared to $24.0 million in 2016. FLI Charge and Group Mobile are classified as discontinued operations. These businesses were sold in October 2017 and March 2018, respectively.  

The adjustment to the company's deferred tax assets and liabilities from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 did not have a material impact to the Company's financial statements.

2017 Wellness Segment Highlights

Full year 2016 results for XpresSpa are unaudited (and are not part of the financial statements). As noted above, only Wellness segment results from December 24 to December 31, 2016 are included in the Company's audited financial statements.

  • Revenue of $48.4 million increased 10.4% from $43.8 million in 2016

    • 9 store openings and the closure of 5 underperforming stores

    • Same store sales growth of 3.0%

  • Gross profit of $9.4 million, or 19.4% margin, compared to $8.8 million, or 20.0% margin, in 2016; 2017 figure reflects increased labor and set-up costs associated with new store openings

  • Net operating loss of $7.3 million decreased from a 2016 loss of $10.7 million

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.9 million improved $8.8 million from a loss of $6.9 million in 2016, inclusive of $1.3 million of integration and one-time costs, as decreased expenses offset the gross margin comparison.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Wellness Segment Highlights

  • Revenue was $11.8 million

    • Opened 5 new locations during the quarter, including four domestic and one international

    • Introduced XpresCryo facial with partner Nordic Cryotherapy

    • Introduced Dermalogica skin care products

  • Gross profit was $2.4 million, or 20.4% margin

  • Operating loss was $1.2 million

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $0.4 million

  • Completed installation of new point-of-sale system in all locations

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure; see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below. See tables below for abbreviated financial XpresSpa segment results for each of the four quarters of 2017 and the full years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 (full year 2016 results of XpresSpa are unaudited and are provided for informational purposes only).

Balance Sheet & Cash Flows

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had:

  • Current assets of $16.1 million

  • Cash balance of $6.4 million

  • Assets held for disposal of $6.4 million

  • Liabilities held for disposal were $3.8 million

  • Long-term debt of $6.5 million with a related party

Conference Call Information
Management will host a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss operating results and provide an update on the company's operations.

Date: March 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. ET

Join the Conference Call via Webcast
Visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at Visitors to the website should select the "Investors" tab and navigate to the "Events" link to access the webcast.

Join the Conference Call via Assisted Dial-In
To access the conference call by telephone, interested parties should dial 877-407-0792 (North America) or 201-689-8263 (international) and reference XpresSpa Group.

An audio webcast of the conference call will be available within the "Presentations" section of the Company's investor relations website shortly after the end of the conference call. A telephonic playback will be available from 1:30 p.m. ET, March 29, 2018, through April 19, 2018. North American listeners may dial 844-512-2921 and international listeners may dial 412-317-6671 the passcode is 13677524.

About XpresSpa Group, Inc.

XpresSpa Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:XSPA) is a health and wellness holding company. XpresSpa Group's core asset, XpresSpa, is the world's largest airport spa company, with 57 locations in 23 airports globally (as of March 29, 2018), including one off-airport spa at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City. XpresSpa offers services that are tailored specifically to the busy customer. XpresSpa is committed to providing exceptional customer experiences with its innovative premium spa services, as well as exclusive luxury travel products and accessories. XpresSpa serves almost one million customers per year at its locations in the United States, Holland, and the United Arab Emirates. XpresSpa Group's non-core assets include Infomedia and intellectual property assets. To learn more about XpresSpa Group, visit: To learn more about XpresSpa, visit  

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These include statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "should," "seeks," "future," "continue," or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements relating to expectations about future results or events are based upon information available to XpresSpa Group as of today's date, and are not guarantees of the future performance of the company, and actual results may vary materially from the results and expectations discussed. Additional information concerning these and other risks is contained in XpresSpa Group's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K and other SEC filings. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning XpresSpa Group, or other matters and attributable to XpresSpa Group or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. XpresSpa Group does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof.

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XpresSpa Group, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
($ in thousands)
    December 31,
    December 31,
Current assets                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 6,368     $ 17,910  
Inventory     1,159       2,506  
Other current assets     2,120       1,637  
Assets held for disposal     6,446       8,446  
Total current assets     16,093       30,499  
Restricted cash     487       638  
Property and equipment, net     15,797       16,266  
Intangible assets, net     11,547       13,719  
Goodwill     19,630       20,303  
Other assets     1,686       1,382  
Total assets   $ 65,240     $ 82,807  
Current liabilities                
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities   $ 8,736     $ 10,990  
Liabilities held for disposal     3,761       783  
Total current liabilities     12,497       11,773  
Long-term liabilities                
Debt     6,500       6,500  
Other liabilities     404       365  
Total liabilities     19,401       18,638  
Commitments and contingencies (see Note 19)                
Stockholders' equity                
Series A Convertible Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share; 500,000 shares authorized;
6,968 issued and none outstanding
Series B Convertible Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized;
1,666,667 shares issued and none outstanding
Series C Junior Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share; 300,000 shares authorized; none
issued and outstanding
Series D Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share, 500,000 shares authorized;
475,208 shares issued and 420,541 shares outstanding with a liquidation value of $20,186 as of
December 31, 2017; 491,427 shares issued and outstanding with a liquidation value of $23,588
as of December 31, 2016
    4       5  
Common stock, $0.01 par value per share 150,000,000 shares authorized; 26,545,690 and
18,304,881 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively
    265       183  
Additional paid-in capital     290,396       280,221  
Accumulated deficit     (249,708 )     (220,868 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (74 )     (13 )
Total stockholders' equity attributable to the Company     40,883       59,528  
Noncontrolling interests     4,956       4,641  
Total stockholders' equity     45,839    
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