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eXp World Holdings Reports Record Second Quarter 2022

Q2 2022 Revenue Increased 42% Year over Year to $1.4 Billion With Agent Growth of 42%

Company Declares Cash Dividend for Q3 2022 of $0.045 per Share of Common Stock

Repurchases $50 Million of Common Stock During the Second Quarter

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Aug. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), (or the “Company”), the holding company for eXp Realty®, Virbela and SUCCESS® Enterprises, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights as Compared to the Same Year-Ago Quarter:

  • Revenue increased 42% to $1.4 billion.
  • Gross profit increased 34% to $107.3 million.
  • Net income of $9.4 million, compared to net income of $37.0 million in the year-ago quarter. Year over year tax expense increased $22.3 million due to one-time VA allowance release in 2021 and reduction in excess stock based compensation tax benefit. Earnings per diluted share of $0.06, compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.24 in the year-ago quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) of $26.9 million.
  • As of June 30, 2022, cash and cash equivalents totaled $134.9 million, compared to $107.4 million as of June 30, 2021. The Company repurchased approximately $50 million of common stock during the second quarter of 2022.
  • The Company paid a cash dividend for the second quarter of 2022 of $0.04 per share of common stock on May 31, 2022. On July 29, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.045 per share of common stock for the third quarter of 2022, a 13% increase, expected to be paid on Aug. 29, 2022 to shareholders of record on Aug. 12, 2022.

Management Commentary

“During the second quarter, eXp continued to increase its market share and revenue to record levels, reinforcing that our model was built for all market conditions and that our agent value proposition resonates around the world,” said Glenn Sanford, Founder, Chairman and CEO of eXp World Holdings. “We are focused on strengthening our platform to provide even better support to our agents through technology, operations, training, coaching and community. In the third quarter, we acquired Zoocasa, providing an exponential boost to Canadian agents that we expect to expand to a broader group of agents and real estate customers. We also further strengthened our management team with world-class hires focused on affiliated services and innovation of our proprietary technologies. We are leveraging our core strengths of agent satisfaction and innovation as we continue to redefine the real estate industry.”

“eXp delivered another record quarter with 42% revenue growth and solid profitability while returning a record $56 million to our shareholders through share repurchases and dividends,” said Jeff Whiteside, CFO and Chief Collaboration Officer of eXp World Holdings. “Looking ahead, we expect our agile model to result in ongoing market share gains as we navigate more challenging market conditions. We expect our focus on affiliated services and technology will further strengthen our agent and customer value proposition. Simultaneously, we will focus on increasing operating efficiencies for our business and our agents’ businesses. We remain confident in our ability to deliver profitable, sustainable growth over the long term.”

Second Quarter 2022 Operational Highlights as Compared to the Same Year-Ago Quarter:

  • eXp World Holdings and eXp Realty strengthened the leadership team with Shoeb Ansari, Chief Information Officer; Leo Pareja, President of Affiliated Services
  • Patrick O’Neill appointed Chief Operating Officer, eXp Realty beginning Aug. 4, 2022. Patrick brings more than 25 years of experience and a proven track record of building and optimizing high-growth technology businesses. More details to come.
  • Agents and brokers on the eXp Realty platform increased 42% to 82,856 as of June 30, 2022.
  • Real estate transactions closed increased 30% to 150,032.
  • Real estate transaction volume increased 44% to $57.9 billion.
  • eXp Realty expanded into New Zealand in the second quarter of 2022.
  • eXp Realty ended the second quarter of 2022 with a global Net Promoter Score of 68, a measure of agent satisfaction as part of the Company’s intense focus on improving the agent experience.

Second Quarter 2022 Results – Virtual Fireside Chat

The Company will hold a virtual fireside chat and investor Q&A on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET with:

  • Glenn Sanford, Founder, Chairman and CEO, eXp World Holdings
  • Jeff Whiteside, CFO and Chief Collaboration Officer, eXp World Holdings
  • Shoeb Ansari, Chief Information Officer, eXp World Holdings
  • Leo Pareja, President of Affiliated Services, eXp Realty

The discussion will be moderated by Justin Ages, Equity Research Analyst at Berenberg Capital Markets.

The investor Q&A is open to investors, current shareholders and anyone interested in learning more about eXp World Holdings and its companies.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022

Time: 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET

Location: EXPI Campus. Join at


About eXp World Holdings, Inc.

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

eXp Realty is the fastest-growing real estate company in the world with more than 83,000 agents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Panama, Germany, Dominican Republic, Greece and New Zealand 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 its innovative residential and commercial brokerage model, professional services, collaborative tools and personal development. The cloud-based brokerage is powered by Virbela, an immersive 3D platform that is 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 press release includes references to Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure and may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies. It is 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 Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information about financial performance, enhances the overall understanding of past performance and future prospects, and allows for greater transparency with respect to a key metric used by management for financial and operational decision-making. Adjusted EBITDA helps identify underlying trends in the business that otherwise could be masked by the effect of the expenses that are 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 the non-U.S. GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA to mean net income (loss), excluding other income (expense), income tax benefit (expense), depreciation, amortization, impairment charges, stock-based compensation expense, and stock option expense. Adjusted EBITDA may assist investors in seeing financial performance through the eyes of management, and may provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in the industry.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. There are a number of limitations related to the use of Adjusted EBITDA compared to Net Income (Loss), the closest comparable U.S. GAAP measure. Some of these limitations are that:

  • Adjusted EBITDA excludes stock-based compensation expense and stock option expense, which have been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, significant recurring expenses in the business and an important part of the compensation strategy; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain recurring, non-cash charges such as depreciation of fixed assets, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and impairment charges related to these long-lived assets, and, although these are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future.

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. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to revise or update them. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the continued growth of our agent and broker base; expansion of our residential real estate brokerage business into foreign markets; and revenue growth and financial performance. 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; 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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eXp World Holdings, Inc.

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(In thousands, except share amounts)  
    June 30, 2022   December 31, 2021  
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 134,898     $ 108,237    
Restricted cash     105,883       67,673    
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $2,806 and $2,198, respectively     154,997       133,489    
Prepaids and other assets     7,822       9,916    
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     403,600       319,315    
Property, plant, and equipment, net     19,906       15,902    
Operating lease right-of-use assets     2,265       2,482    
Other noncurrent assets     1,943       2,827    
Intangible assets, net     7,071       7,528    
Deferred tax assets     59,719       52,827    
Goodwill     12,945       12,945    
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 507,449     $ 413,826    
Accounts payable   $ 5,971     $ 7,158    
Customer deposits     93,566       67,673    
Accrued expenses     147,393       111,672    
Current portion of lease obligation – operating lease     213       311    
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     247,143       186,814    
Long-term payable     2,714       2,714    
Long-term lease obligation – operating lease, net of current portion     720       765    
TOTAL LIABILITIES     250,577       190,293    
Common Stock, $0.00001 par value 900,000,000 shares authorized; 163,286,570 issued and 151,798,879 outstanding in 2022; 155,516,284 issued and 148,764,592 outstanding in 2021     2       1    
Additional paid-in capital     509,476       401,479    
Treasury stock, at cost: 11,487,691 and 6,751,692 shares held, respectively     (289,829 )     (210,009 )  
Accumulated earnings     37,007       30,510    
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     (953 )     188    
Total eXp World Holdings, Inc. stockholders’ equity     255,703       222,169    
Equity attributable to noncontrolling interest     1,169       1,364    
TOTAL EQUITY     256,872       223,533    
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   $ 507,449     $ 413,826    
(In thousands, except share amounts and per share data)  
    Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,  
      2022     2021       2022       2021    
Revenues   $ 1,415,060   $ 999,887     $ 2,425,791     $ 1,583,720    
Operating expenses                  
Commissions and other agent-related costs     1,307,810     919,970       2,235,077       1,450,317    
General and administrative expenses     91,391     60,721       166,713       107,021    
Sales and marketing expenses     4,210     2,683       7,910       4,940    
Total operating expenses     1,403,411     983,374       2,409,700       1,562,278    
Operating income     11,649     16,513       16,091       21,442    
Other (income) expense                  
Other (income) expense, net     62     54       472       (80 )  
Equity in losses of unconsolidated affiliates     567     1       884       7    
Total other (income) expense, net     629     55       1,356       (73 )  
Income before income tax expense     11,020     16,458       14,735       21,515    
Income tax (benefit) expense     1,661     (20,585 )     (3,488 )     (20,374 )  
Net income     9,359     37,043       18,223       41,889    
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest         7       18       7    
Net income attributable to eXp World Holdings, Inc.   $ 9,359   $ 37,050     $ 18,241     $ 41,896    
Earnings per share                  
Basic     0.06     0.25       0.12       0.29    
Diluted     0.06     0.24       0.12       0.27    
Weighted average shares outstanding                  
Basic     150,783,418     145,584,495       150,049,170       144,973,139    
Diluted     155,816,038     157,288,672       156,579,590       158,096,735    
(In thousands)
    Six Months Ended June 30,
      2022       2021  
Net income   $ 18,223     $ 41,889  
Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation expense     3,570       2,196  
Amortization expense – intangible assets     817       621  
Loss on dissolution of consolidated affiliates     361        
Allowance for credit losses on receivables/bad debt on receivables     608       (208 )
Equity in loss of unconsolidated affiliates     884       7  
Agent growth incentive stock compensation expense     17,028       11,312  
Stock option compensation     7,121       6,239  
Agent equity stock compensation expense     86,835       59,853  
Deferred income taxes, net     (6,892 )     (15,329 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Accounts receivable     (22,269 )     (57,095 )
Prepaids and other assets     2,236       (4,466 )
Customer deposits     25,893       65,981  
Accounts payable     (1,152 )     2,354  
Accrued expenses     31,961       54,231  
Long term payable           (160 )
Other operating activities     74        
Purchases of property, plant and equipment     (8,077 )     (5,609 )
Acquisition of businesses           (1,500 )
NET CASH (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES     (8,077 )     (7,109 )
Repurchase of common stock     (79,820 )     (88,912 )
Proceeds from exercise of options     780       1,757  
Transactions with noncontrolling interests     (425 )     19  
Dividends declared and paid     (11,744 )      
NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES     (91,209 )     (87,136 )
Effect of changes in exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash     (1,141 )     71  
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash     64,871       73,251  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning balance     175,910       127,924  
Cash paid for interest        
Cash paid for income taxes   $ 2,444     $ 702  
Termination of lease liabilities           120  
Property, plant and equipment purchases in accounts payable     246       7  


(In thousands)  
    Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,  
         2022        2021       2022          2021    
Net income   $ 9,359   $ 37,043     $ 18,223     $ 41,889    
Other (income) expense, net     629     55       1,356       (73 )  
Income tax (benefit) expense     1,661     (20,585 )     (3,488 )     (20,374 )  
Depreciation and amortization (1)     2,429     1,507       4,387       2,817    
Stock compensation expense (2)     9,230     5,840       17,028       11,312    
Stock option expense     3,606     3,128       7,121       6,239    
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 26,914   $ 26,988     $ 44,627     $ 41,810    
(1) Amortization of stock liability is included in the “Other expense (income)” line item.  
(2) This includes agent growth incentive stock compensation expense and stock compensation expense related to business acquisitions.  

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