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eXp World Holdings Reports Q1 2024 Results

BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), or the “Company”, the holding company for eXp Realty®, and SUCCESS® Enterprises, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

“During the first quarter, our agents closed over $37 billion of transactions, a 12% year-over-year increase, underscoring eXp’s unparalleled scale in the cloud brokerage market we pioneered,” said Glenn Sanford, eXp World Holdings Founder, Chairman and CEO. “We continue to provide our agents with the industry’s best platform for growth and the resources they need to navigate today’s dynamic real estate market. Under Leo Pareja’s leadership, I am confident that eXp Realty will extend its leadership position in the coming years and continue to redefine what it means to be the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet.”

“Coming off another quarter of market share gains, I couldn’t be more excited to lead eXp Realty as the industry evolves,” said Leo Pareja, eXp Realty CEO. “Like Glenn, I will always be an agent at heart and ensure that eXp’s platform provides agents with everything they need to sell more real estate and achieve their financial goals faster than ever before. eXp Realty is the category king of the cloud-based brokerage model and the only brokerage of its kind operating at a significant scale. Our positive Adjusted EBITDA position enables us to invest in training, technology, and features that are unparalleled in the industry across the platform. I’m committed to leveraging our scale and sizable investments to increase operating efficiencies further, drive productivity and provide agents and shareholders with long-term, sustainable value for years to come.”

“We delivered a solid first quarter as we grew revenues 11% year over year while generating significant cash flow and returning $41 million to shareholders through share repurchases and cash dividends,” said Kent Cheng, Principal Financial Officer of eXp World Holdings. “We also demonstrated clear progress on our $20 million profit improvement plan. Despite our industry-leading efficiency, we believe there is further potential to improve as we continue to optimize our processes and leverage our scale to deliver higher margins and greater value for our shareholders.”

First Quarter 2024 Consolidated Financial Highlights as Compared to the Same Year-Ago Period:

  • First quarter revenue increased 11% to $943 million, driven by increased agent productivity, a rise in average home sales prices, and increased international production, despite a challenging real estate market. U.S. transaction units outperformed the market1.
  • First quarter net (loss) income of ($15.6) million compared to $1.5 million net income in the first quarter of 2023. First quarter net (loss) income per diluted share of ($0.10) compared to net income per diluted share of $0.01 in the year-ago quarter. First quarter net (loss) income included a $16 million (net of tax, $11.4 million) antitrust litigation contingency provision.
  • First quarter adjusted net (loss) income (a non-GAAP financial measure)2 excluding antitrust litigation contingency provision and discontinued operations was ($2.4) million compared to adjusted net income of $2.0 million in the year-ago quarter. First quarter adjusted (loss) income per diluted share of ($0.02) compared to adjusted net income per diluted share of $0.01 in the first quarter of 2023.
  • First quarter operating costs were $80.5 million, a 12% increase compared to the first quarter of 2023. This increase was driven by strategic investments in personnel to support increased transaction volumes and agent NPS and increased severance and legal expenses.
  • First quarter adjusted EBITDA3 (a non-GAAP financial measure) of $11.0 million, a decrease of 24% compared to the same period in previous year. Adjusted EBITDA was lower year over year, due to higher operating costs partially offset by higher revenue, net of agent commission and other agent-related costs.
  • As of March 31, 2024, cash and cash equivalents totaled $109.2 million, compared to $122.8 million as of March 31, 2023. The Company repurchased approximately $33.0 million of common stock during the first quarter of 2024.
  • The Company paid a cash dividend for the first quarter of 2024 of $0.05 per share of common stock on March 29, 2024. On April 24, 2024, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock for the second quarter of 2024, expected to be paid on May 27, 2024 to stockholders of record on May 13, 2024.

First Quarter Operational Highlights as Compared to the Same Year-Ago Period:

  • eXp ended the first quarter of 2024 with a global agent Net Promoter Score of 73, up from 70 a year ago. aNPS is a measure of agent satisfaction and an important key performance indicator (KPI) given the Company’s intense focus on improving the agent experience.
  • Agents and brokers on the eXp Realty platform decreased 2% year-over-year to 85,780 as of March 31, 2024 generally driven by the exiting of non-productive agents.
  • Transactions increased 8% year-over-year to 110,976.
  • Transaction volume increased 12% year-over-year to $37.2 billion.
  • eXp Realty appointed new executives during the first quarter: Renee Kaspar as Chief Human Resources Officer, Seth Siegler to Chief Innovation Officer, Sumanth Kamath to Chief Technology Officer, and Felix Bravo to VP, Global Growth.
  • eXp Realty also named Leo Pareja as Chief Executive Officer on April 4, 2024 and Wendy Forsythe as Chief Marketing Officer on April 26, 2024.

First Quarter 2024 Results – Virtual Fireside Chat

The Company will hold a virtual fireside chat and investor Q&A with eXp World Holdings Founder and CEO Glenn Sanford, eXp Realty CEO Leo Pareja and eXp World Holdings Principal Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, Kent Cheng on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET.

The investor Q&A is open to investors, current stockholders and anyone interested in learning more about eXp World Holdings and its companies. Submit questions in advance for inclusion to

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Time: 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET

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About eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) is the holding company for eXp Realty®, and SUCCESS® Enterprises.

eXp Realty is the largest independent real estate company in the world with more than 85,000 agents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, India, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Panama, Germany, the Dominican Republic, Greece, New Zealand, Chile, Poland and Dubai and continues to scale internationally. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings provides real estate professionals the unique opportunity to earn equity awards for production goals and contributions to overall company growth. eXp World Holdings and its businesses offer a full suite of brokerage and real estate tech solutions, including an innovative residential and commercial brokerage model, professional services, collaborative tools and personal development. The cloud-based brokerage is powered by technology, offering immersive 3D platforms that are deeply social and collaborative, enabling agents to be more connected and productive. SUCCESS® Enterprises, anchored by SUCCESS® magazine and its related media properties, was established in 1897 and is a leading personal and professional development brand and publication.

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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, this chat deck includes references to adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, and adjusted operating cash flow, which are non-U.S. GAAP financial measures that may be different from similarly titled measures used by other companies. These measures are presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about financial performance, enhance the overall understanding of past performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management for financial and operational decision-making. These measures may also provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in the industry.

  • Adjusted EBITDA helps identify underlying trends in the business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses excluded in adjusted EBITDA. In particular, the Company believes the exclusion of stock and stock option expenses provides a useful supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of operations and provides better transparency into results of operations. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA to mean net income (loss) from continuing operations, excluding other income (expense), income tax benefit (expense), depreciation, amortization, impairment charges, litigation contingency expenses, stock-based compensation expense, and stock option expense.
  • Adjusted net (loss) income excludes significant non-operating related expenses that management does not consider ongoing in nature. The Company defines adjusted net (loss) income as net (loss) income adjusted for net loss from discontinued operations and the after-tax impact of the litigation contingency accrual.
  • Adjusted operating cash flow helps investors see the Company’s performance through the eyes of management. The Company defines adjusted operating cash flow to mean cash flows from operations excluding the change in customer deposits.

Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net (loss) income, and adjusted operating cash flow should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Safe Harbor Statement

The statements contained herein may include statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future cost saving measures; the continued growth of our agent and broker base; improvements in technology and operational processes; revenue growth; dividends; and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update them. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in forward-looking statements include changes in business or other market conditions; outcomes of ongoing litigation; the difficulty of keeping expense growth at modest levels while increasing revenues; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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 (In thousands, except share amounts and per share data)
   Three Months Ended March 31,
    2024   2023 
 Revenues $943,054  $848,453 
 Operating expenses    
 Commissions and other agent-related costs  864,746   776,838 
 General and administrative expenses  62,582   54,626 
 Technology and development expenses  14,761   14,060 
 Sales and marketing expenses  3,139   2,927 
 Litigation contingency  16,000   - 
 Total operating expenses  961,228   848,451 
 Operating (loss) income  (18,174)  2 
 Other (income) expense    
 Other (income) expense, net  (1,188)  (874)
 Equity in losses of unconsolidated affiliates  149   342 
 Total other (income) expense, net  (1,039)  (532)
 Income (loss) before income tax expense  (17,135)  534 
 Income tax (benefit) expense  (3,305)  (1,458)
 (Loss) income from continuing operations  (13,830)  1,992 
 (Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax  (1,809)  (539)
 Net (loss) income $(15,639) $1,453 
 (Loss) earnings per share    
 Basic, (loss) income from continuing operations $(0.09) $0.01 
 Basic, (loss) income discontinued operations  (0.01)  (0.00)
 Basic, net (loss) income  (0.10)  0.01 
 Diluted, (loss) income from continuing operations  (0.09)  0.01 
 Diluted, (loss) income from discontinued operations  (0.01)  (0.00)
 Diluted, net (loss) income $(0.10) $0.01 
 Weighted average shares outstanding    
 Basic  154,740,334   152,546,766 
 Diluted  154,740,334   155,668,712 
 Comprehensive (loss) income:    
 Net (loss) income $(15,639) $1,453 
 Other comprehensive (loss) income:    
 Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of tax  (889)  643 
 Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to eXp World Holdings, Inc. $(16,528) $2,096 


The following tables reflects Revenues and Adjusted Segment EBITDA by reportable segments:


(In thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
Revenues  2024   2023 
North American Realty $927,137  $837,114 
International Realty  15,596   10,758 
Other Affiliated Services  1,788   1,677 
Revenues reconciliation:      
Segment eliminations  (1,467)  (1,096)
Consolidated revenues $943,054  $848,453 


(In thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
   2024   2023 
North American Realty $17,807  $21,203 
International Realty  (3,355)  (3,676)
Other Affiliated Services  (767)  (681)
Corporate expenses and other  (2,643)  (2,223)
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA $11,042  $14,623 



(In thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
   2024   2023 
(Loss) income from continuing operations $(13,830) $1,992 
Other (income) expense, net  (1,039)  (532)
Income tax (benefit) expense  (3,305)  (1,458)
Depreciation and amortization  2,399   2,215 
Litigation contingency  16,000    
Stock compensation expense (1)  8,827   9,660 
Stock option expense  1,990   2,746 
Adjusted EBITDA $11,042  $14,623 
(1) This includes agent growth incentive stock compensation expense and stock compensation expense related to business acquisitions.



(In thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
   2024  2023
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $60,654 $56,144
Less: Customer Deposits  31,239  17,382
Adjusted Operating Cash Flow $29,415 $38,762


The following table reflects Adjusted Net Income:

(In thousands)
  Three Months Ended March 31,
   2024   2023
Net (loss) income $(15,639) $1,453
Add back:    
Net loss from discontinued operations  1,809   539
Litigation contingency  16,000   
Tax benefit on litigation contingency  (4,595)  
Adjusted net (loss) income $(2,425) $1,992
(Loss) earnings per share:    
Adjusted diluted, net (loss) income $(0.02) $0.01
Weighted average shares outstanding    
Basic  154,740,334   152,546,766
Diluted  154,740,334   155,668,712

(In thousands, except share amounts) 
  March 31, 2024 December 31, 2023 
Cash and cash equivalents $109,169  $125,873  
Restricted cash  74,735   44,020  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $2,363 and $2,303, respectively  105,325   85,343  
Prepaids and other assets  9,517   9,275  
Current assets of discontinued operations  1,631   1,964  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS  300,377   266,475  
Property, plant, and equipment, net  12,231   12,967  
Operating lease right-of-use assets  7   10  
Other noncurrent assets  11,058   7,400  
Intangible assets, net  6,644   7,012  
Deferred tax assets  73,955   69,034  
Goodwill  16,682   16,982  
Noncurrent assets of discontinued operations  5,795   5,788  
TOTAL ASSETS $426,749  $385,668  
Accounts payable $8,986  $8,788  
Customer deposits  75,789   44,550  
Accrued expenses  102,104   86,483  
Litigation contingency  16,000   -  
Current portion of lease obligation - operating lease  7   10  
Current liabilities of discontinued operations  1,406   1,809  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES  204,292   141,640  
Long-term payable  20   20  
TOTAL LIABILITIES $204,312  $141,660  
Common Stock, $0.00001 par value 900,000,000 shares authorized; 186,361,476 issued and 154,846,563 outstanding at March 31, 2024; 183,606,708 issued and 154,669,037 outstanding at December 31, 2023  2   2  
Additional paid-in capital  841,576   804,833  
Treasury stock, at cost: 31,514,913 and 28,937,671 shares held, respectively  (578,591)  (545,559) 
Accumulated deficit  (39,993)  (16,769) 
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income  (557)  332  
Total eXp World Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity  222,437   242,839  
Equity attributable to noncontrolling interest  -   1,169  
TOTAL EQUITY  222,437   244,008  

 (In thousands)
   Three Months Ended March 31,
    2024   2023 
 Net (loss) income $(15,639) $1,453 
 Reconciliation of net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:   .
 Depreciation expense  2,059   2,067 
 Amortization expense - intangible assets  340   512 
 Loss on disposition of business  -   - 
 Allowance for credit losses on receivables/bad debt on receivables  -   - 
 Equity in loss of unconsolidated affiliates  149   342 
 Agent growth incentive stock compensation expense  8,827   9,660 
 Stock option compensation  1,990   2,761 
 Agent equity stock compensation expense  25,868   26,775 
 Deferred income taxes, net  (4,786)  277 
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
 Accounts receivable  (20,141)  (10,808)
 Prepaids and other assets  (311)  (3,722)
 Customer deposits  31,239   17,382 
 Accounts payable  197   (1,310)
 Accrued expenses  14,703   17,200 
 Long term payable  -   (4,692)
 Litigation contingency  16,000   - 
 Other operating activities  -   37 
 Purchases of property, plant, equipment  (1,323)  (1,432)
 Investments in unconsolidated affiliates  (3,807)  (350)
 Capitalized software development costs in intangible assets  (115)  - 
 Repurchase of common stock  (33,032)  (29,916)
 Proceeds from exercise of options  977   307 
 Transactions with noncontrolling interests  (1,169)  - 
 Dividends declared and paid  (7,585)  (6,596)
 Effect of changes in exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash  (589)  594 
 Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash  14,011   18,751 
 Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning balance  169,893   159,383 
 Cash paid for income taxes  1,109   1,089 


1 Based on home sales transaction growth and estimated market share. Sources: Industry transactions based on NAR existing home sales (assuming 2 sides per sale) and U.S. Census Bureau new home sales (assuming 1 side per sale).
2 A reconciliation of adjusted net (loss) income to net (loss) income and a discussion of why management believes adjusted net (loss) income, a non-GAAP measure, is useful is included below.
3 A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net (loss) income and a discussion of why management believes adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, is useful is included below.

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