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ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC. REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2024 FINANCIAL RESULTS

MADISON, N.J., April 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS) (“Anywhere” or the “Company”), a global leader in residential real estate services, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

“Anywhere continued to demonstrate powerful leadership in the face of a challenging housing market and industry landscape, and our results in the quarter reinforce our ability to execute with discipline and focus while propelling our strategy forward,” said Ryan Schneider, Anywhere president and CEO. “I appreciate how our great Anywhere affiliated agents, franchisees, and employees continue to deliver meaningful value to help consumers navigate the market as, together, we empower everyone’s next move.”

“Anywhere delivered solid results in the first quarter despite a tough market environment,” said Charlotte Simonelli, Anywhere executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer. “We are excited about our financial octane when the housing market strengthens and continue to stay focused on controlling what we can control, maximizing our cost savings, prudently managing cash, and improving our capital structure to position Anywhere for long-term success.”

First Quarter 2024 Highlights

  • Generated Revenue of $1.1 billion, flat year-over-year, impacted by combined homesale transaction volume increases versus prior year offset by declines in relocation revenue.
  • This is the first quarter of transaction volume increases in two years. Combined closed transaction volume increased 2% year-over-year in the first quarter with units down about 4% and price up 7%.
  • Our strength in luxury continued to outperform with our Sotheby’s International Realty brand seeing closed transaction volume up 7% year-over-year with about half of that from unit growth as it again meaningfully outperformed the market and our portfolio.
  • Reported Net loss of $101 million and Adjusted Net Loss of $88 million.
  • Operating EBITDA loss of $17 million, $35 million improvement year-over-year (See Table 5) with March Operating EBITDA solidly positive.
  • Realized cost savings of approximately $30 million and on track to deliver at least $100 million for the full year.
  • Commission splits in the first quarter were down 3 basis points year-over-year, continuing the six-quarter trend of more stable splits.
  • Free Cash Flow of negative $145 million with the first quarter being a seasonal use quarter for the business (See Table 7).
  • Anywhere was recognized by Fortune’s America’s Most Innovative Companies list for the second year in a row and was once again named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 13th consecutive year.

First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights

The following table sets forth the Company’s financial highlights for the periods presented (in millions, except per share data) (unaudited):


Three Months Ended March 31,


2024


2023


 Change


% Change

Revenue

$         1,126


$         1,131


$               (5)


— %

Operating EBITDA 1

(17)


(52)


35


67

Net loss attributable to Anywhere

(101)


(138)


37


27

Adjusted net loss 2

(88)


(106)


18


17

Loss per share

(0.91)


(1.26)


0.35


28

Free Cash Flow 3

(145)


(120)


(25)


(21)

Net cash used in operating activities

$          (122)


$          (113)


$               (9)


(8) %









Select Key Drivers








Anywhere Brands – Franchise Group 4 5








Closed homesale sides

144,775


150,491




(4) %

Average homesale price

$     470,119


$     437,964




7 %

Anywhere Advisors – Owned Brokerage Group 5








Closed homesale sides

50,513


53,797




(6) %

Average homesale price

$     709,506


$     663,223




7 %

Anywhere Integrated Services – Title Group








Purchase title and closing units

21,325


21,749




(2) %

Refinance title and closing units

2,025


2,198




(8) %

_______________


Footnotes:

1  See Table 5 for a reconciliation of Net loss attributable to Anywhere to Operating EBITDA. Operating EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) adjusted for depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net (excluding relocation services interest for securitization assets and securitization obligations), income taxes, and certain non-core items. Non-core items include restructuring charges, former parent legacy items, gains or losses on the early extinguishment of debt, impairments, and gains or losses on discontinued operations or the sale of businesses, investments or other assets. 

2  See Table 1a for a reconciliation of Net loss attributable to Anywhere to Adjusted net loss. Adjusted net income (loss) is defined as net income (loss) before mark-to-market interest rate swap adjustments, former parent legacy items, restructuring charges, (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt, impairments, (gain) loss on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets and the tax effect of the foregoing adjustments.

3  See Table 7 for a reconciliation of Net loss attributable to Anywhere to Free Cash Flow. Free Cash Flow is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Anywhere before income tax expense (benefit), income tax payments, net interest expense, cash interest payments, depreciation and amortization, capital expenditures, restructuring costs and former parent legacy costs (benefits), net of payments, impairments, (gain) loss on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets, (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt, working capital adjustments and relocation receivables (assets), net of change in securitization obligations.

4  Includes all franchisees except for Owned Brokerage Group.

5  As of March 31, 2024, the Company’s combined homesale transaction volume (transaction sides multiplied by average sale price) increased 2% compared with the first quarter of 2023.

2024 Financial Estimates

The Company expects to realize cost savings of at least $100 million in 2024.

The Company expects our operating Free Cash Flow excluding one-time items to be modestly positive in 2024 as favorable working capital, robust savings programs, and our cash management discipline will help counterbalance another tough year in housing. And as a reminder, we have over $100 million of one-time payments anticipated this year between the $73.5 million class action litigation payment and the $39 million legacy California tax matter.

These estimates are subject to, among other things, macroeconomic and housing market uncertainties, including those related to rising inflation, declining affordability and constrained inventory as well as competitive, litigation and regulatory uncertainties.

Balance Sheet

Total corporate debt, including the short-term portion, net of cash and cash equivalents (net corporate debt), totaled $2.6 billion at March 31, 2024. The Company ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $111 million. The Company’s Senior Secured Leverage Ratio was 1.77x at March 31, 2024 (see Table 8a). The Company’s Net Debt Leverage Ratio was 8.1x at March 31, 2024 (see Table 8b).

As of April 24, 2024 the Company had $525 million of outstanding borrowings under its Revolving Credit Facility.

A consolidated balance sheet is included as Table 2 of this press release.

Investor Conference Call

Today, April 25, at 8:30 a.m. (ET), Anywhere will hold a conference call via webcast to review its Q1 2024 results and provide a business update. The webcast will be hosted by Ryan Schneider, chief executive officer and president, and Charlotte Simonelli, chief financial officer, and will conclude with an investor Q&A period with management.

Investors may access the conference call live via webcast at ir.anywhere.re or by dialing (800) 715-9871 (toll free); international participants should dial (646) 307-1963. Please dial in at least 5 to 10 minutes prior to start time. A webcast replay also will be available on the website.

About Anywhere Real Estate Inc.

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS) is moving the real estate industry to what’s next. A leader of integrated residential real estate services, Anywhere includes franchise, brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement businesses, as well as mortgage and title insurance underwriter minority owned joint ventures. The diverse Anywhere brand portfolio includes some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, and Sotheby’s International Realty®. Using innovative technology, data and marketing products, high-quality lead generation programs, and best-in-class learning and support services, Anywhere fuels the productivity of its approximately 184,800 independent sales agents in the U.S. and approximately 132,100 independent sales agents in 117 other countries and territories, helping them build stronger businesses and best serve today’s consumers. Recognized for 13 consecutive years as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Anywhere has also been designated a Great Place to Work six years in a row, honored on the Forbes list of World’s Best Employers for three years, named one of America’s Most Innovative Companies by Fortune for two years, and featured on the inaugural TIME World’s Best Companies list.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “projects”, “estimates”, “potential” and “plans” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will”, “should”, “would”, “may” and “could”, and include statements that refer to expectations or other characterizations of future events, circumstances or results. Examples of forward-looking statements include the information appearing under 2024 Financial Estimates.

Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Anywhere Real Estate Inc. to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

The following include some, but not all, of the factors that could affect our future results and cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements: adverse developments or the absence of sustained improvement in the U.S. residential real estate markets, either regionally or nationally, which could include, but are not limited to, factors that impact homesale transaction volume, such as: prolonged periods of a high mortgage rate environment, high rates of inflation, reduced housing affordability and increasing costs of home ownership, a lack of housing inventory and a continued low number of home sales; adverse developments or the absence of sustained improvement in macroeconomic conditions (such as business, economic or political conditions) on a global, domestic or local basis, which could include, but are not limited to, contraction or stagnation in the U.S. economy, geopolitical and economic instability, including as related to foreign conflicts and supply chain disruptions, continued or accelerated increases in inflation and fiscal and monetary policies of the federal government; failure to obtain final court approval of the settlement related to our seller antitrust class action litigation and other adverse developments or outcomes in current or future litigation, in particular pending antitrust litigation and litigation related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA); industry structure changes that disrupt the functioning of the residential real estate market, including the manner in which any broker commissions are communicated, negotiated or paid; the impact of evolving competitive and consumer dynamics, including meaningful decreases in the average broker commission rate, continued erosion of the Company’s share of the commission income generated by homesale transactions, our ability to compete against traditional and non-traditional competitors and our ability to adapt our business to changing consumer preferences; our ability to execute our business strategy and achieve growth, including with respect to the recruitment and retention of productive independent sales agents, attraction and retention of franchisees, development or procurement of products, services and technology, including the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other machine learning, achievement or maintenance of a beneficial cost structure and our ability to realize the expected benefits from our existing or future joint ventures or strategic partnerships; risks related to our substantial indebtedness, particularly heightened during industry downturns or broader recessions, which could adversely limit our operations, including our ability to grow our business, adversely impact our liquidity and/or and our ability, and any actions we may take, to refinance, restructure or repay our indebtedness; risks related to our business structure, including our geographic and high-end market concentration, the operating results of our affiliated franchisees, their ability to pay franchise and related fees and potential claims we could face due to their actions, the continued consolidation among our top 250 franchisees, and risks related to our reliance on information technology to operate our business and maintain our competitiveness; disruption in the residential real estate brokerage industry related to listing aggregator market power and concentration; our failure or alleged failure to comply with laws, regulations and regulatory interpretations and any changes or stricter interpretations of any of the foregoing, including but not limited to (1) antitrust laws and regulations, (2) the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act or other federal or state consumer protection or similar laws, (3) state or federal employment laws or regulations that would require reclassification of independent contractor sales agents to employee status, (4) the TCPA, and (5) privacy or data security laws and regulations; cybersecurity incidents; impairment of our goodwill and other long-lived assets; the accuracy of market forecasts and estimates; and significant fluctuation in the price of our common stock.

Consideration should be given to the areas of risk described above, as well as those risks set forth under the headings “Forward-Looking Statements,” “Summary of Risk Factors,” “Risk Factors” and “Legal Proceedings” in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, and our other filings made from time to time, in connection with considering any forward-looking statements that may be made by us and our businesses generally. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules. As required by SEC rules, important information regarding such measures is contained in the Tables attached to this release. See Tables 8a, 8b and 9 for definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures and Tables 1a, 5, 6a, 6b, 7, 8a and 8b for reconciliations of the historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP terms.

Investor Contacts:

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Table 1


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
 March 31,


2024


2023

Revenues




Gross commission income

$            907


$            903

Service revenue

119


127

Franchise fees

70


69

Other

30


32

Net revenues

1,126


1,131

Expenses




Commission and other agent-related costs

726


723

Operating

273


286

Marketing

45


49

General and administrative

99


123

Former parent legacy cost, net

1


16

Restructuring costs, net

11


25

Impairments

6


4

Depreciation and amortization

55


50

Interest expense, net

39


38

Other income, net

(1)


(1)

Total expenses

1,254


1,313

Loss before income taxes, equity in losses and noncontrolling interests

(128)


(182)

Income tax benefit

(28)


(46)

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

1


2

Net loss

(101)


(138)

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


Net loss attributable to Anywhere

$          (101)


$          (138)





Loss per share attributable to Anywhere shareholders:

Basic loss per share

$         (0.91)


$         (1.26)

Diluted loss per share

$         (0.91)


$         (1.26)

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares of Anywhere outstanding:

Basic

110.7


109.8

Diluted

110.7


109.8

Table 1a


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

ADJUSTED NET INCOME (LOSS)

(In millions, except per share data)


Set forth in the table below is a reconciliation of Net loss attributable to Anywhere to Adjusted net loss as defined in Table 9 for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023:



Three Months Ended March 31,


2024


2023

Net loss attributable to Anywhere

$             (101)


$             (138)

Addback:




Former parent legacy cost, net (a)

1


16

Restructuring costs, net

11


25

Impairments

6


4

Gain on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets, net


(1)

Adjustments for tax effect (b)

(5)


(12)

Adjusted net loss attributable to Anywhere

$               (88)


$             (106)

_______________


(a)

Former parent legacy cost relates to a legacy tax matter.

(b)

Reflects tax effect of adjustments at the Company’s blended state and federal statutory rate.

Table 2


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except share data)

(Unaudited)



March 31, 2024


December 31, 2023

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$            111


$            106

Restricted cash

4


13

Trade receivables (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $18 for both periods presented)

109


105

Relocation receivables

147


138

Other current assets

226


218

Total current assets

597


580

Property and equipment, net

261


280

Operating lease assets, net

369


380

Goodwill

2,499


2,499

Trademarks

586


586

Franchise agreements, net

871


887

Other intangibles, net

122


127

Other non-current assets

494


500

Total assets

$         5,799


$        5,839

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$               88


$              99

Securitization obligations

110


115

Current portion of long-term debt

639


307

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

112


113

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

526


573

Total current liabilities

1,475


1,207

Long-term debt

2,053


2,235

Long-term operating lease liabilities

325


333

Deferred income taxes

179


207

Other non-current liabilities

187


176

Total liabilities

4,219


4,158

Commitments and contingencies




Equity:




Anywhere preferred stock: $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and

 outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023


Anywhere common stock: $0.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized, 111,099,426 shares

 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and 110,488,093 shares issued and outstanding at

 December 31, 2023

1


1

Additional paid-in capital

4,814


4,813

Accumulated deficit

(3,192)


(3,091)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(45)


(44)

Total stockholders’ equity

1,578


1,679

Noncontrolling interests

2


2

Total equity

1,580


1,681

Total liabilities and equity

$         5,799


$        5,839

Table 3


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2024


2023

Operating Activities




Net loss

$               (101)


$             (138)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

55


50

Deferred income taxes

(28)


(47)

Impairments

6


4

Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt premium

2


2

Gain on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets, net


(1)

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

1


2

Stock-based compensation

4


4

Other adjustments to net loss

(1)


Net change in assets and liabilities, excluding the impact of acquisitions and dispositions:

Trade receivables

(5)


52

Relocation receivables

(9)


(26)

Other assets

18


9

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

(60)


(21)

Dividends received from unconsolidated entities


1

Other, net

(4)


(4)

Net cash used in operating activities

(122)


(113)

Investing Activities




Property and equipment additions

(18)


(18)

Net proceeds from the sale of businesses


6

Proceeds from the sale of investments in unconsolidated entities


6

Other, net

2


1

Net cash used in investing activities

(16)


(5)

Financing Activities




Net change in Revolving Credit Facility

153


30

Amortization payments on term loan facilities

(5)


(3)

Net change in securitization obligations

(5)


11

Taxes paid related to net share settlement for stock-based compensation

(3)


(4)

Other, net

(6)


(8)

Net cash provided by financing activities

134


26

Effect of changes in exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(4)


(92)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

119


218

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$                 115


$               126





Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information




Interest payments (including securitization interest of $2 and $3 respectively)

$                    31


$                  39

Income tax (refunds) payments, net

(1)


1

Table 4a


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

2024 vs. 2023 KEY DRIVERS



Three Months Ended March 31,


2024


2023


% Change

Anywhere Brands – Franchise Group (a)






Closed homesale sides

144,775


150,491


(4) %

Average homesale price

$ 470,119


$ 437,964


7 %

Average homesale broker commission rate

2.43 %


2.46 %


     (3) bps

Net royalty per side

$         417


$         392


6 %

Anywhere Advisors – Owned Brokerage Group






Closed homesale sides

50,513


53,797


(6) %

Average homesale price

$ 709,506


$ 663,223


7 %

Average homesale broker commission rate

2.41 %


2.41 %


      — bps

Gross commission income per side

$   17,946


$   16,776


7 %

Anywhere Integrated Services – Title Group






Purchase title and closing units

21,325


21,749


(2) %

Refinance title and closing units

2,025


2,198


(8) %

Average fee per closing unit

$     3,208


$     3,129


3 %

_______________



(a)

Includes all franchisees except for Owned Brokerage Group.

Table 4b


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

2023 KEY DRIVERS



Quarter Ended

Year Ended


March 31,
2023


June 30,
2023


September 30,
2023


December 31,
2023


December 31,
2023

Anywhere Brands – Franchise Group (a)










Closed homesale sides

150,491


203,928


200,619


165,815


720,853

Average homesale price

$ 437,964


$ 473,312


$ 470,818


$ 460,438


$ 462,277

Average homesale broker commission rate

2.46 %


2.46 %


2.45 %


2.45 %


2.45 %

Net royalty per side

$         392


$         451


$         442


$         429


$         431

Anywhere Advisors – Owned Brokerage Group










Closed homesale sides

53,797


75,506


71,794


57,546


258,643

Average homesale price

$ 663,223


$ 709,764


$ 712,232


$ 692,791


$ 696,992

Average homesale broker commission rate

2.41 %


2.43 %


2.41 %


2.42 %


2.42 %

Gross commission income per side

$   16,776


$   18,059


$   18,013


$   17,558


$   17,668

Anywhere Integrated Services – Title Group










Purchase title and closing units

21,749


30,136


28,453


22,629


102,967

Refinance title and closing units

2,198


2,308


2,304


2,040


8,850

Average fee per closing unit

$     3,129


$     3,202


$     3,187


$     3,216


$     3,185

_______________ 



(a)

Includes all franchisees except for Owned Brokerage Group.

Table 5


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION – OPERATING EBITDA

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2024 AND 2023

(In millions)


Set forth in the table below is a reconciliation of Net loss attributable to Anywhere to Operating EBITDA as defined in Table 9 for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023:



Three Months Ended March 31,


2024


2023

Net loss attributable to Anywhere

$                   (101)


$                   (138)

Income tax benefit

(28)


(46)

Loss before income taxes

(129)


(184)

Add:   Depreciation and amortization

55


50

Interest expense, net

39


38

Restructuring costs, net (a)

11


25

Impairments (b)

6


4

Former parent legacy cost, net (c)

1


16

Gain on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets, net


(1)

Operating EBITDA

$                     (17)


$                     (52)

The following table reflects Revenue, Operating EBITDA and Operating EBITDA margin, both as defined in Table 9, by reportable segments:



Revenues (d)


$ Change


%

Change


Operating EBITDA


$ Change


% Change


Operating EBITDA Margin


Change


2024


2023




2024


2023




2024


2023


Franchise Group

$  200


$  207


$     (7)


(3) %


$     89


$     97


$     (8)


(8) %


45 %


47 %


(2)

Owned Brokerage Group

919


915


4



(59)


(75)


16


21


(6)


(8)


2

Title Group

71


72


(1)


(1)


(15)


(17)


2


12


(21)


(24)


3

Corporate and Other

(64)


(63)


(1)


(d)


(32)


(57)


25


44







Total Company

$  1,126


$  1,131


$     (5)


— %


$   (17)


$   (52)


$     35


67 %


(2) %


(5) %


3

_______________



(a)

Restructuring charges incurred for the three months ended March 31, 2024 include $1 million at Franchise Group, $6 million at Owned Brokerage Group and $4 million at Corporate and Other. Restructuring charges incurred for the three months ended March 31, 2023 include $6 million at Franchise Group, $14 million at Owned Brokerage Group and $5 million at Corporate and Other.

(b)

Non-cash impairments primarily related to leases and other assets.

(c)

Former parent legacy cost is recorded in Corporate and Other and relates to a legacy tax matter.

(d)

Revenues include the elimination of transactions between segments, which consists of intercompany royalties and marketing fees paid by Owned Brokerage Group of $64 million and $63 million during the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively, and are eliminated through the Corporate and Other line.

Table 6a


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

SELECTED 2024 FINANCIAL DATA

(In millions)



Three Months Ended


March 31, 2024

Net revenues (a)


Franchise Group

$                             200

Owned Brokerage Group

919

Title Group

71

Corporate and Other

(64)

Total Company

$                          1,126



Operating EBITDA


Franchise Group

$                               89

Owned Brokerage Group

(59)

Title Group

(15)

Corporate and Other

(32)

Total Company

$                             (17)



Non-GAAP Reconciliation – Operating EBITDA


Total Company Operating EBITDA

$                             (17)



Less: Depreciation and amortization

55

Interest expense, net

39

Income tax benefit

(28)

Restructuring costs, net (b)

11

Impairments (c)

6

Former parent legacy cost, net (d)

1

Net loss attributable to Anywhere

$                           (101)

_______________



(a)

Transactions between segments are eliminated in consolidation. Revenues for Franchise Group include intercompany royalties and marketing fees paid by Owned Brokerage Group of $64 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024. Such amounts are eliminated through the Corporate and Other line.

(b)

Includes restructuring charges broken down by business unit as follows:




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2024

Franchise Group

$                                 1

Owned Brokerage Group

6

Corporate and Other

4

Total Company

$                               11



(c)

Non-cash impairments primarily related to leases and other assets.

(d)

Former parent legacy cost is recorded in Corporate and Other and relates to a legacy tax matter.

Table 6b


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

SELECTED 2023 FINANCIAL DATA

(In millions)



Three Months Ended


Year Ended


March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


2023


2023


2023


2023


2023

Net revenues (a)










Franchise Group

$              207


$              284


$              271


$              221


$              983

Owned Brokerage Group

915


1,380


1,309


1,024


4,628

Title Group

72


100


93


75


340

Corporate and Other

(63)


(93)


(89)


(70)


(315)

Total Company

$           1,131


$           1,671


$           1,584


$           1,250


$           5,636











Operating EBITDA










Franchise Group

$                97


$              164


$              155


$              111


$              527

Owned Brokerage Group

(75)


(10)


(8)


(51)


(144)

Title Group

(17)


10


2


(12)


(17)

Corporate and Other

(57)


(38)


(42)


(29)


(166)

Total Company

$              (52)


$              126


$              107


$                19


$              200











Non-GAAP Reconciliation – Operating EBITDA










Total Company Operating EBITDA

$              (52)


$              126


$              107


$                19


$              200











Less: Depreciation and amortization

50


49


50


47


196

Interest expense, net

38


39


37


37


151

Income tax (benefit) expense

(46)


8


45


(22)


(15)

Restructuring costs, net (b)

25


6


9


9


49

Impairments (c)

4


4


3


54


65

Former parent legacy cost, net (d)

16


1



1


18

Gain on the early extinguishment of debt (d)



(169)



(169)

(Gain) loss on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets, net

(1)



3



2

Net (loss) income attributable to Anywhere

$            (138)


$                19


$              129


$            (107)


$              (97)

_______________



(a)

Transactions between segments are eliminated in consolidation. Revenues for Franchise Group include intercompany royalties and marketing fees paid by Owned Brokerage Group of $63 million, $93 million, $89 million and $70 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023, September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2023, respectively. Such amounts are eliminated through the Corporate and Other line.

(b)

Includes restructuring charges broken down by business unit as follows:




Three Months Ended


Year Ended


March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


2023


2023


2023


2023


2023

Franchise Group

$                  6


$                —


$                  2


$                  3


$                11

Owned Brokerage Group

14


4


5


2


25

Title Group


1


1


2


4

Corporate and Other

5


1


1


2


9

Total Company

$                25


$                  6


$                  9


$                  9


$                49



(c)

Impairments for the three months ended March 31, 2023, June 30 2023 and September 30, 2023 primarily relate to non-cash lease asset impairments. Non-cash impairments for the three months ended December 31, 2023 include $25 million at Franchise Group to reduce goodwill related to Cartus, $25 million related to franchise trademarks and $4 million related to leases and other assets.

(d)

Former parent legacy cost and Gain on the early extinguishment of debt are recorded in Corporate and Other. Former parent legacy cost relates to a legacy tax matter. Gain on the early extinguishment of debt relates to the debt exchange transactions and open market repurchases that occurred during the third quarter of 2023.

Table 6c


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

2023 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except per share data)



Three Months Ended


Year Ended


March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


2023


2023


2023


2023


2023

Revenues










Gross commission income

$      903


$ 1,363


$         1,293


$        1,011


$        4,570

Service revenue

127


163


155


124


569

Franchise fees

69


102


99


81


351

Other

32


43


37


34


146

Net revenues

1,131


1,671


1,584


1,250


5,636

Expenses










Commission and other agent-related costs

723


1,092


1,037


812


3,664

Operating

286


299


284


278


1,147

Marketing

49


56


56


54


215

General and administrative

123


104


104


91


422

Former parent legacy cost, net

16


1



1


18

Restructuring costs, net

25


6


9


9


49

Impairments

4


4


3


54


65

Depreciation and amortization

50


49


50


47


196

Interest expense, net

38


39


37


37


151

Gain on the early extinguishment of debt



(169)



(169)

Other (income) expense, net

(1)


(1)


3


(1)


Total expenses

1,313


1,649


1,414


1,382


5,758

(Loss) income before income taxes, equity in losses (earnings) and noncontrolling interests

(182)


22


170


(132)


(122)

Income tax (benefit) expense

(46)


8


45


(22)


(15)

Equity in losses (earnings) of unconsolidated entities

2


(5)


(4)


(2)


(9)

Net (loss) income

(138)


19


129


(108)


(98)

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests




1


1

Net (loss) income attributable to Anywhere

$    (138)


$      19


$            129


$          (107)


$            (97)











(Loss) earnings per share attributable to Anywhere shareholders:



Basic (loss) earnings per share

$   (1.26)


$   0.17


$           1.17


$         (0.97)


$         (0.88)

Diluted (loss) earnings per share

$   (1.26)


$   0.17


$           1.15


$         (0.97)


$         (0.88)

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares of Anywhere outstanding:



Basic

109.8


110.4


110.5


110.5


110.3

Diluted

109.8


111.3


112.1


110.5


110.3

Table 7


ANYWHERE REAL ESTATE INC.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION – FREE CASH FLOW

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2024 AND 2023

(In millions)


A reconciliation of Net loss attributable to Anywhere to Free Cash Flow as defined in Table 9 is set forth in the following table:



Three Months Ended March 31,


2024


2023

Net loss attributable to Anywhere

$             (101)


$             (138)

Income tax benefit

(28)


(46)

Income tax refunds (payments)

1


(1)

Interest expense, net

39


38

Cash interest payments

(31)


(39)

Depreciation and amortization

55


50

Capital expenditures

(18)


(18)

Restructuring costs and former parent legacy items, net of payments

4


29

Impairments

6


4

Gain on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets, net


(1)

Working capital adjustments

(58)


17

Relocation receivables (assets), net of securitization obligations

(14)


(15)

Free Cash Flow

$             (145)


$             (120)


A reconciliation of Net cash used in operating activities to Free Cash Flow is set forth in the following table:



Three Months Ended March 31,


2024


2023

Net cash used in operating activities

$             (122)


$             (113)

Property and equipment additions

(18)


(18)

Net change in securitization obligations

(5)


11

Effect of exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


Free Cash Flow

$             (145)


$             (120)





Net cash used in investing activities

$               (16)


$                 (5)

Net cash provided by financing activities

$               134


$                 26

Table 8a


NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION – SENIOR SECURED LEVERAGE RATIO
FOR THE FOUR-QUARTER PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2024
(In millions)


The senior secured leverage ratio is tested quarterly pursuant to the terms of the senior secured credit facilities*. For the trailing four-quarter period ended March 31, 2024, Anywhere Real Estate Group LLC (“Anywhere Group”) was required to maintain a senior secured leverage ratio not to exceed 4.75 to 1.00. The senior secured leverage ratio is measured by dividing Anywhere Group’s total senior secured net debt by the trailing four-quarter EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, as those terms are defined in the Senior Secured Credit Agreement. Total senior secured net debt does not include the 7.00% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes*, our unsecured indebtedness, including the Unsecured Notes* and Exchangeable Senior Notes*, or the securitization obligations. EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, as defined in the Senior Secured Credit Agreement, includes the bank adjustments set forth below. The Company was in compliance with the senior secured leverage ratio covenant at March 31, 2024 with a ratio of 1.77x to 1.00.


A reconciliation of Net loss attributable to Anywhere Group to EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, as those terms are defined in the Senior Secured Credit Agreement, for the four-quarter period ended March 31, 2024 is set forth in the following table:



Four-Quarter Period Ended


March 31, 2024

Net loss attributable to Anywhere Group (a)

$                                  (60)

Bank covenant adjustments:


Income tax expense

3

Depreciation and amortization

201

Interest expense, net

152

Restructuring costs, net

35

Impairments

67

Former parent legacy cost, net

3

Gain on the early extinguishment of debt

(169)

Pro forma effect of business optimization initiatives (b)

30

Non-cash stock compensation expense, other non-cash charges and extraordinary, nonrecurring or unusual charges (c)

49

Pro forma effect of acquisitions and new franchisees (d)

1

Incremental securitization interest costs (e)

11

EBITDA as defined by the Senior Secured Credit Agreement*

$                                  323

Total senior secured net debt (f)

$                                  573

Senior secured leverage ratio*

                                   1.77 x

_______________



(a)

Net loss attributable to Anywhere Group consists of: (i) income of $19 million for the second quarter of 2023, (ii) income of $129 million for the third quarter of 2023, (iii) loss of $107 million for the fourth quarter of 2023 and (iv) loss of $101 million for the first quarter of 2024.

(b)

Represents the four-quarter pro forma effect of business optimization initiatives.

(c)

Represents non-cash long term incentive compensation charges, other non-cash charges and extraordinary, nonrecurring or unusual litigation charges.

(d)  

Represents the estimated impact of acquisitions and franchise sales activity, net of brokerages that exited our franchise system, as if these changes had occurred at the beginning of the trailing twelve-month period. Franchisee sales activity is comprised of new franchise agreements as well as growth through acquisitions and independent sales agent recruitment by existing franchisees with our assistance. We have made a number of assumptions in calculating such estimates and there can be no assurance that we would have generated the projected levels of Operating EBITDA had we owned the acquired entities or entered into the franchise contracts as of the beginning of the trailing twelve-month period.

(e)

Incremental borrowing costs incurred as a result of the securitization facilities refinancing for the four-quarter period ended March 31, 2024.

(f)

Represents total borrowings secured by a first priority lien on our assets of $640 million under the Revolving Credit Facility and Term Loan A Facility plus $21 million of finance lease obligations less $88 million of readily available cash as of March 31, 2024. Pursuant to the terms of our senior secured credit facilities, total senior secured net debt does not include our securitization obligations, 7.00% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes or unsecured indebtedness, including the Unsecured Notes and Exchangeable Senior Notes.



*

Our senior secured credit facilities include the facilities under our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of March 5, 2013, as amended from time to time (the “Senior Secured Credit Agreement”), and the Term Loan A Agreement dated as of October 23, 2015 (the “Term Loan A Agreement”), as amended from time to time. Our Senior Secured Second Lien Notes include our 7.00% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due in 2030. Our Unsecured Notes include our 5.75% Senior Notes due 2029 and 5.25% Senior Notes due 2030. Exchangeable Senior Notes refers to our 0.25% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2026.

Table 8b


NET DEBT LEVERAGE RATIO

FOR THE FOUR-QUARTER PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2024

(In millions)


Net corporate debt (excluding securitizations) divided by EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, as those terms are defined

in the Senior Secured Credit Agreement, for the four-quarter period ended March 31, 2024 (referred to as net debt leverage ratio)

 is set forth in the following table:




As of March 31, 2024

Revolving Credit Facility


$                            438

Term Loan A Facility


202

7.00% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes


640

5.75% Senior Notes


576

5.25% Senior Notes


457

0.25% Exchangeable Senior Notes


403

Finance lease obligations


21

Corporate Debt (excluding securitizations)


2,737

Less: Cash and cash equivalents


111

Net Corporate Debt (excluding securitizations)


$                         2,626




EBITDA as defined by the Senior Secured Credit Agreement (a)


$                            323




Net Debt Leverage Ratio (b)


                                8.1 x

_______________



(a)

See Table 8a for a reconciliation of Net loss attributable to Anywhere Group to EBITDA as defined by the Senior Secured Credit Agreement.

(b)

Net Debt Leverage Ratio is substantially similar to Consolidated Leverage Ratio (as defined under the indentures governing the Unsecured Notes and the 7.00% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes), except that under the indentures when the Consolidated Leverage Ratio is measured at March 31 of any given year, the calculation includes a positive $200 million seasonality adjustment to cash and cash equivalents.

Table 9                                                                                                                                                                                             

Non-GAAP Definitions

Adjusted net income (loss) is defined by us as net income (loss) before: (a) mark-to-market interest rate swap adjustments; (b) former parent legacy items, which pertain to liabilities of the former parent for matters prior to mid-2006 and are non-operational in nature; (c) restructuring charges as a result of initiatives currently in progress; (d) impairments; (e) the (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt that results from refinancing and deleveraging debt initiatives; (f) the (gain) loss on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets and (g) the tax effect of the foregoing adjustments. We present Adjusted net income (loss) because we believe this measure is useful as a supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of our operating businesses and provides greater transparency into our operating results.

Operating EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) adjusted for depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net (excluding relocation services interest for securitization assets and securitization obligations), income taxes, and certain non-core items. Non-core items include restructuring charges, former parent legacy items, gains or losses on the early extinguishment of debt, impairments, and gains or losses on discontinued operations or the sale of businesses, investments or other assets. Operating EBITDA is our primary non-GAAP measure. Operating EBITDA Margin is defined as Operating EBITDA as a percentage of revenues.

We present Operating EBITDA because we believe it is useful as a supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of our operating businesses and provides greater transparency into our results of operations. Our management, including our chief operating decision maker, uses Operating EBITDA as a factor in evaluating the performance of our business. Operating EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or other statement of operations data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

We believe Operating EBITDA facilitates company-to-company operating performance comparisons by backing out potential differences caused by variations in capital structures (affecting net interest expense), taxation, the age and book depreciation of facilities (affecting relative depreciation expense) and the amortization of intangibles, as well as other items that are not core to the operating activities of the Company such as restructuring charges, gains or losses on the early extinguishment of debt, former parent legacy items, impairments, gains or losses on discontinued operations and gains or losses on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets, which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to operating performance. We further believe that Operating EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in their evaluation of companies, many of which present an Operating EBITDA measure when reporting their results.

Operating EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider Operating EBITDA either in isolation or as a substitute for analyzing our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • this measure does not reflect changes in, or cash required for, our working capital needs;
  • this measure does not reflect our interest expense (except for interest related to our securitization obligations), or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • this measure does not reflect our income tax expense or the cash requirements to pay our taxes;
  • this measure does not reflect historical cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often require replacement in the future, and this measure does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • other companies may calculate this measure differently so they may not be comparable.

Free Cash Flow is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Anywhere before income tax expense (benefit), income tax payments, interest expense, net, cash interest payments, depreciation and amortization, capital expenditures, restructuring costs and former parent legacy costs (benefits), net of payments, impairments, (gain) loss on the sale of businesses, investments or other assets, (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt, working capital adjustments and relocation receivables (assets), net of change in securitization obligations. We use Free Cash Flow in our internal evaluation of operating effectiveness and decisions regarding the allocation of resources, as well as measuring the Company’s ability to generate cash. Since Free Cash Flow can be viewed as both a performance measure and a cash flow measure, the Company has provided a reconciliation to both net income attributable to Anywhere and net cash provided by operating activities. Free Cash Flow is not defined by GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income (loss), net cash provided by (used in) operating, investing and financing activities or other financial data prepared in accordance with GAAP or as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance or liquidity. Free Cash Flow may differ from similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

SOURCE Anywhere Real Estate Inc.

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