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Ctrip Reports Unaudited Second Quarter of 2019 Financial Results

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) ("Ctrip" or the "Company"), a leading provider of online travel and related services, including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and in-destination services, corporate travel management, and other travel-related services, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Key Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2019

  • Ctrip reported strong financial results for the second quarter of 2019
    • Income from operations increased by 84% year-over-year to RMB1.3 billion (US$194 million). Excluding share-based compensation charges, non-GAAP income from operations increased by 43% year-over-year to RMB1.7 billion (US$251 million) in the second quarter of 2019.
    • Net revenue increased by 19% year-over-year to RMB8.7 billion (US$1.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Ctrip's international businesses sustained robust growth momentum.
    • The growth rate of the international hotel business and international air business (excluding the Skyscanner business) in the second quarter of 2019 more than doubled that of the China outbound traffic growth in the same period
    • In the second quarter of 2019, revenues generated from international businesses, including travel services for cross-border travelers in Greater China area and users in foreign countries, accounted for over 35% of total revenue in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Ctrip increased its presence in lower-tier cities in China.
    • Ctrip branded low-star hotel room-nights increased more than 50% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2019.
    • Gross merchandise value, or GMV, of the offline stores experienced continued strong growth, with daily GMV reaching RMB120 million during peak days.

"We are encouraged by our results across our businesses and markets," said Jane Sun, Chief Executive Officer. "Our team continued to push the product coverage in scope and depth, improve customer service quality, and expand our exposure in domestic and oversea markets. We are confident and excited about the long-term future for the travel industry in China and the world."

"Today, we also announced a proposal to change the company's name to Trip.com Group Limited," said James Liang, Executive Chairman. "The new name reflects the services and products we provide, and can be easily remembered by global users. In October, we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary. Over the next decade, we will strive to become one of the most innovative and respected companies in the global travel industry."

Second Quarter of 2019 Financial Results and Business Updates

For the second quarter of 2019, Ctrip reported net revenue of RMB8.7 billion (US$1.3 billion), representing a 19% increase from the same period in 2018. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2019 increased by 6% from the previous quarter.

Accommodation reservation revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was RMB3.4 billion (US$497 million), representing a 21% increase from the same period in 2018, primarily due to strong execution by our brand teams to increase the accommodation choices we offer and provide a continuously improving consumer experience. Accommodation reservation revenue for the second quarter of 2019 increased by 13% from the previous quarter, primarily due to seasonality.

Transportation ticketing revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was RMB3.4 billion (US$496 million), representing a 13% increase from the same period in 2018, primarily driven by strong international air ticketing demand and an increase in ground transportation. Transportation ticketing revenue for the second quarter of 2019 increased by 2% from the previous quarter.

Packaged-tour revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was RMB1.1 billion (US$153 million), representing a 25% increase from the same period in 2018, primarily driven by significant traffic from offline stores and high demand of customized tours. Packaged-tour revenue for the second quarter of 2019 remained consistent with that for the previous quarter.

Corporate travel revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was RMB309 million (US$45 million), representing a 21% increase from the same period in 2018, primarily driven by expansion in corporate customer base and an optimized product mix trend. Corporate travel revenue for the second quarter of 2019 increased by 30% from the previous quarter, primarily due to seasonality.

Gross margin was 79% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 80% in the same period in 2018, and remained consistent with that for the previous quarter.

Product development expenses for the second quarter of 2019 increased by 17% to RMB2.6 billion (US$385 million) from the same period in 2018, product development expenses increased by 4% from the previous quarter, primarily due to an increase in product development personnel related expenses.  Product development expenses for the second quarter of 2019 accounted for 30% of the net revenue for the same period. Excluding share-based compensation charges, non-GAAP product development expenses for the second quarter of 2019 accounted for 28% of the net revenue for the same period, which increased from 27% in the same period in 2018 and remained consistent with those for the previous quarter.

Sales and marketing expenses for the second quarter of 2019 decreased by 4% to RMB2.1 billion (US$307 million) from the same period in 2018, decreased by 5% from the previous quarter, primarily due to a decrease in sales and marketing activities related expenses. Sales and marketing expenses for the second quarter of 2019 accounted for 24% of the net revenue for the same period. Excluding share-based compensation charges, non-GAAP sales and marketing expenses for the second quarter of 2019 accounted for 24% of the net revenue for the same period, which decreased from 29% in the same period in 2018 and 27% in the previous quarter.

General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2019 increased by 18% to RMB810 million (US$118 million) from the same period in 2018, primarily due to an increase in general and administrative personnel related expenses. General and administrative expenses decreased by 2% from the previous quarter. General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2019 accounted for 9% of the net revenue for the same period. Excluding share-based compensation charges, non-GAAP general and administrative expenses accounted for 8% of the net revenue for the same period, which increased from 7% in the same period in 2018 and remained consistent with those for the previous quarter.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2019 was RMB1.3 billion (US$194 million), compared to income from operations of RMB724 million in the same period in 2018 and RMB885 million in the previous quarter. Income from operations increased by 84% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2019. Excluding share-based compensation charges, non-GAAP income from operations was RMB1.7 billion (US$251 million), compared to RMB1.2 billion in the same period in 2018 and RMB1.4 billion in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP income from operations increased by 43% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2019.

Operating margin was 15% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 10% in the same period in 2018, and 11% in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation charges, non-GAAP operating margin was 20%, compared to 16% in the same period in 2018 and 17% in the previous quarter.

Income tax expense for the second quarter of 2019 was RMB336 million (US$49 million), compared to RMB322 million in the same period of 2018 and RMB677 million in the previous quarter. The change in our effective tax rate was primarily due to changes in the profitability of our subsidiaries that have different tax rates, including certain non-taxable income of the fair value changes in equity securities investments.

Net loss attributable to Ctrip's shareholders for the second quarter of 2019 was RMB403 million (US$59 million), compared to net income attributable to Ctrip's shareholders of RMB2.4 billion in the same period in 2018 and RMB4.6 billion in the previous quarter, mainly due to the RMB1.3 billion loss from fair value changes in equity securities investments. Excluding share-based compensation charges and fair value changes of equity securities investments, non-GAAP net income attributable to Ctrip's shareholders was RMB1.3 billion (US$193 million), compared to RMB1.1 billion in the same period in 2018 and RMB1.8 billion in the previous quarter.

Diluted losses per ADS were RMB0.73 (US$0.11) for the second quarter of 2019. Excluding share-based compensation charges and fair value changes of equity securities investments, non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS were RMB2.25 (US$0.33) for the second quarter of 2019.

As of June 30, 2019, the balance of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, short-term investment, held to maturity time deposit and financial products was RMB67.8 billion (US$9.9 billion).

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of 2019, the Company expects the net revenue growth to continue at a year-over-year rate of approximately 10%-15%. This forecast reflects Ctrip's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP), a leading provider of online travel and related services, including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and in-destination services, corporate travel management, and other travel-related services, will announce its second quarter of 2019 results on Monday, September 9, 2019, U.S. Time, after the market closes.

Ctrip's management team will host a conference call at 8:00PM U.S. Eastern Time on September 9, 2019 (or 8:00AM on September 10, 2019 in the Shanghai/Hong Kong Time) following the announcement.

The conference call will be available on Webcast live and replay at: http://ir.ctrip.com. The call will be archived for twelve months at this website.

Listeners may access the call by dialing the following numbers:

US:

1-855-881-1339 or 1-914-202-3258

Hong Kong:

800-966-806

Mainland China:  

400-120-0659

International:

+61-731-454-010

Passcode: 

10001548

For pre-registration, please click
https://s1.c-conf.com/diamondpass/Ctrip-10001548-invite.html

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call until September 17, 2019.  The dial-in details for the replay:

International dial-in number:  

+61-7-3107-6325

Passcode:

10001548

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "future," "intend," "plan," "believe," "estimate," "is/are likely to," "confident" or other similar statements. Among other things, quotations from management and the Business Outlook section in this press release, as well as Ctrip's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, severe or prolonged downturn in the global or Chinese economy, general declines or disruptions in the travel industry, volatility in the trading price of Ctrip's ADSs, Ctrip's reliance on its relationships and contractual arrangements with travel suppliers and strategic alliances, failure to compete against new and existing competitors, failure to successfully manage current growth and potential future growth, risks associated with any strategic investments or acquisitions, seasonality in the travel industry in the relevant jurisdictions where Ctrip operates, failure to successfully develop Ctrip's existing or future business lines, damage to or failure of Ctrip's infrastructure and technology, loss of services of Ctrip's key executives, adverse changes in economic and political policies of the PRC government, inflation in China, risks and uncertainties associated with PRC laws and regulations with respect to the ownership structure of Ctrip's affiliated Chinese entities and the contractual arrangements among Ctrip, its affiliated Chinese entities and their shareholders, and other risks outlined in Ctrip's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the issuance, and Ctrip does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Ctrip's unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Ctrip uses Non-GAAP financial information related to product development expenses, sales and marketing expenses, general and administrative expenses, income from operations, operating margin, net income attributable to Ctrip's shareholders, and diluted earnings per ordinary share and per ADS, each of which (except for net commission earned) is adjusted from the most comparable GAAP result to exclude the share-based compensation charges recorded under ASC 718, "Compensation-Stock Compensation" and its share-based compensation charges are not tax deductible, and fair value changes of equity securities investments, net of tax, recorded under ASU 2016-1. Ctrip's management believes the Non-GAAP financial measures facilitate better understanding of operating results from quarter to quarter and provide management with a better capability to plan and forecast future periods.

Non-GAAP information is not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from Non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered a substitute for GAAP results. A limitation of using Non-GAAP financial measures is that Non-GAAP measures exclude share-based compensation charges and fair value changes of equity securities investments that have been and will continue to be significant recurring expenses in Ctrip's business for the foreseeable future.

Reconciliations of Ctrip's Non-GAAP financial data to the most comparable GAAP data included in the consolidated statement of operations are included at the end of this press release.

About Ctrip.com International, Ltd.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading provider of online travel and related services, including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and in-destination services, corporate travel management, and other travel-related services. It enables business and leisure travelers to make informed and cost-effective bookings by aggregating comprehensive travel-related information and offering its services through an advanced transaction and service platform consisting of its mobile apps, internet websites, and toll-free, 24-hour customer service centers. The family of travel brands mainly includes: Ctrip, a leading provider of online travel and related services in China; Qunar, a leading online travel agency in China; Trip.com, an online travel agency for global consumers; and Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site. The Company has experienced significant growth since its inception in 1999 and become one of the largest travel service providers in the world.

For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations

Ctrip.com International, Ltd.
Tel: (+86) 21 3406 4880 X 12229
Email: iremail@ctrip.com

 

 

 

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. 

Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In millions, except share and per share data)














December 31, 2018



June  30, 2019



June  30, 2019


RMB (million)

RMB (million)

USD (million)












(unaudited)



(unaudited)



(unaudited)



ASSETS










Current assets:










Cash and cash equivalents


21,530



23,002



3,351


Restricted cash


4,244



3,901



568


Short-term investments


36,753



32,949



4,799


Accounts receivable, net 


5,668



7,927



1,155


Prepayments and other current assets 


11,199



12,386



1,804












Total current assets


79,394



80,165



11,677












Long-term deposits and prepayments     


768



988



144


Land use rights


94



93



13


Property, equipment and software


5,872



5,879



856


Investments


26,874



35,000



5,098


Goodwill


58,026



57,920



8,437


Intangible assets


13,723



13,388



1,950


Other long-term receivable


229



23



3


Right-of-use asset*


-



1,058



154


Deferred tax assets


850



758



110












Total assets


185,830



195,272



28,442












LIABILITIES










Current liabilities:










Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt


36,011



37,690



5,490


Accounts payable


11,714



12,925



1,883


Salary and welfare payable


3,694



4,234



617


Taxes payable


1,019



1,175



171


Advances from customers


9,472



10,680



1,556


Accrued liability for customer reward program


528



470



68


Other payables and accruals*


6,346



7,455



1,083












Total current liabilities


68,784



74,629



10,868












Deferred tax liabilities 


3,838



3,657



533


Long-term debt


24,146



21,673



3,157


Other long-term liabilities


329



123



18


Long-term lease liability*


-



696



101












Total liabilities


97,097



100,778



14,677












MEZZANINE EQUITY










Redeemable non-controlling interests 


-



432



63












SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




















Total Ctrip.com International, Ltd. shareholders' equity


86,715



92,077



13,413












Non-controlling interests


2,018



1,985



289












Total shareholders' equity


88,733



94,062



13,702












Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders'
equity


185,830



195,272



28,442












* The Company adopted ASU No. 2016-02 and ASU No.2018-11, "Leases," beginning January 1, 2019 and elected to utilize the additional
transition method which allowed the Company to initially apply the new lease standard at the adoption date and recognize a cumulative effect
adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings of 2019, with no adjustments to prior periods presented. No cumulative effect adjustment
to the opening balance of retained earnings were required. The adoption of the new guidance did not have a material effect on our results of
operations, financial condition or liquidity.

 

 

 

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. 

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(In millions, except share and per share data)

















Quarter Ended



Quarter Ended



Quarter Ended



Quarter Ended


June  30, 2018

March 31, 2019

June  30, 2019

June  30, 2019


RMB (million)

RMB (million)

RMB (million)

USD (million)














(unaudited)



(unaudited)



(unaudited)



(unaudited)



Revenue:













Accommodation reservation 


2,810



3,019



3,410



497


Transportation ticketing 


3,024



3,354



3,407



496


Packaged-tour 


839



1,045



1,051



153


Corporate travel


255



238



309



45


Others


429



517



524



76















Total revenue


7,357



8,173



8,701



1,267















Less: Sales tax and surcharges


(38)



(9)



(10)



(1)















Net revenue


7,319



8,164



8,691



1,266















Cost of revenue


(1,469)



(1,689)



(1,798)



(262)















Gross profit


5,850



6,475



6,893



1,004















Operating expenses:













Product development ***


(2,251)



(2,544)



(2,642)



(385)


Sales and marketing ***


(2,191)



(2,222)



(2,108)



(307)


General and administrative ***


(684)



(824)



(810)



(118)















Total operating expenses


(5,126)



(5,590)



(5,560)



(810)















Income from operations


724



885



1,333



194















Interest income 


324



487



562



82


Interest expense


(371)



(441)



(426)



(62)


Other income/(loss) **


2,256



4,616



(1,412)



(206)















Income before income tax expense, equity in
income of affiliates and non-controlling interests


2,933



5,547



57



8















Income tax expense  **


(322)



(677)



(336)



(49)


Equity in (loss) of affiliates


(213)



(283)



(123)



(18)















Net income/(loss)


2,398



4,587



(402)



(59)















Net (income)/loss attributable to non-controlling
interests


(17)



30



7



1


Accretion to redemption value of redeemable non-
controlling interests


-



(4)



(8)



(1)















Net income/(loss) attributable to Ctrip.com
International, Ltd.


2,381



4,613



(403)



(59)















Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. **


1,443



4,631



(308)



(45)















Earnings/(losses) per ordinary share













- Basic


34.84



66.54



(5.81)



(0.85)


- Diluted


31.09



59.59



(5.81)



(0.85)















Earnings/(losses) per ADS 













- Basic


4.36



8.32



(0.73)



(0.11)


- Diluted


3.89



7.45



(0.73)



(0.11)















Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding













- Basic


68,351,426



69,345,914



69,484,264



69,484,264


- Diluted


80,424,419



79,218,054



69,484,264



69,484,264


- Diluted-non GAAP


75,802,146



79,218,054



77,807,991



77,807,991















*** Share-based compensation included in Operating expenses above is as follows:








  Product development 


268



251



215



31


  Sales and marketing 


44



38



34



5


  General and administrative 


168



196



144



21















** Fair value changes of equity securities investments included in Net income/(loss) is as follow:








Fair value (income)/loss of equity securities
investments, net of tax


(1,750)



(3,348)



1,339



195














 

 

 

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. 

Reconciliation of  GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

(In millions, except % and per share data)

























Quarter Ended June 30, 2019




GAAP  Result

% of Net
Revenue


Non-GAAP
Adjustment

% of Net
Revenue


Non-GAAP
Result

% of Net
Revenue














Share-based compensation included in Operating expense is as follows:










Product development 

(2,642)

30%


215

2%


(2,427)

28%



Sales and marketing 

(2,108)

24%


34

0%


(2,074)

24%



General and administrative 

(810)

9%


144

2%


(666)

8%



Total operating expenses

(5,560)

64%


393

5%


(5,167)

59%














Income from operations

1,333

15%


393

5%


1,726

20%














Fair value changes of equity securities investments, net of tax

(1,339)

-15%


1,339

15%


-

0%














Net (loss)/income attributable to Ctrip's shareholders

(403)

-5%


1,732

20%


1,329

15%














Diluted (losses)/earnings per ordinary share (RMB)

(5.81)



23.81



18.00















Diluted (losses)/earnings per ADS (RMB)

(0.73)



2.98



2.25















Diluted (losses)/earnings per ADS (USD)

(0.11)



0.43



0.33



























Quarter Ended March 31, 2019




GAAP  Result

% of Net
Revenue


Non-GAAP
Adjustment

% of Net
Revenue


Non-GAAP
Result

% of Net
Revenue














Share-based compensation included in Operating expense is as follows:










Product development 

(2,544)

31%


251

3%


(2,293)

28%



Sales and marketing 

(2,222)

27%


38

0%


(2,184)

27%



General and administrative 

(824)

10%


196

2%


(628)

8%



Total operating expenses

(5,590)

68%


485

6%


(5,105)

63%














Income from operations

885

11%


485

6%


1,370

17%














Fair value changes of equity securities investments, net of tax

3,348

41%


(3,348)

-41%


-

0%














Net income/(loss) attributable to Ctrip's shareholders

4,613

57%


(2,863)

-35%


1,750

21%














Diluted earnings/(losses) per ordinary share (RMB)

59.59



(36.15)



23.44















Diluted earnings/(losses) per ADS (RMB)

7.45



(4.52)



2.93















Diluted earnings/(losses) per ADS (USD)

1.11



(0.67)



0.44



























Quarter Ended June 30, 2018




GAAP  Result

% of Net
Revenue


Non-GAAP
Adjustment

% of Net
Revenue


Non-GAAP
Result

% of Net
Revenue














Share-based compensation included in Operating expense is as follows:










Product development 

(2,251)

31%


268

4%


(1,983)

27%



Sales and marketing 

(2,191)

30%


44

1%


(2,147)

29%



General and administrative 

(684)

9%


168

2%


(516)

7%



Total operating expenses

(5,126)

70%


480

7%


(4,646)

63%














Income from operations

724

10%


480

7%


1,204

16%














Fair value changes of equity securities investments, net of tax

1,750

24%


(1,750)

-24%


-

0%














Net income/(loss) attributable to Ctrip's shareholders

2,381

33%


(1,270)

-17%


1,111

15%














Diluted earnings/(losses) per ordinary share (RMB)

31.09



(15.88)



15.21















Diluted earnings/(losses) per ADS (RMB)

3.89



(1.99)



1.90















Diluted earnings/(losses) per ADS (USD)

0.59



(0.30)



0.29


























Notes for all the condensed consolidated financial schedules presented:













Note 1: The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into U.S. dollars (USD) is based on the certified exchange rate of USD1.00=RMB6.8650 on June 28, 2019 published by the
Federal Reserve Board.

 

 

 

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SOURCE Ctrip.com International, Ltd.

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