Exhibit 99.1
 
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Travelzoo
590 Madison Avenue
35th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Investor Relations:
Almira Pusch
ir@travelzoo.com 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Travelzoo Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

NEW YORK, June 25, 2020 — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO):

Revenue of $20.3 million, down from $29.2 million year-over-year
Operating loss of $3.7 million
Earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.32) attributable to Travelzoo from continuing operations
Cash flow used in operations of $3.1 million

Travelzoo, a global Internet media company that publishes exclusive offers and experiences for members, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. Revenue was $20.3 million, down from $29.2 million year-over-year. Reported revenue excludes revenue from discontinued operations in Asia Pacific. Travelzoo's reported revenue consists of advertising revenues and commissions, derived from and generated in connection with purchases made by Travelzoo® members.

The operating loss for Q1 was $3.7 million attributable to Travelzoo from continuing operations. At the consolidated level, including minority interests, the operating loss from continuing operations was $5.3 million. The losses were primarily caused by two unusual, non-recurring expenses: a one-time impairment charge of $2.9 million for intangible assets and goodwill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and an increased bad debt provision of $1.0 million. EPS was ($0.32), down from $0.41 in the prior-year period.


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“Going into Q2, we were able to adjust our content offering quickly and successfully. After 92% of Travelzoo members indicated in an online survey they were interested in receiving travel deals if the offers were flexible, we focused our weekly Top 20®, which has for the past 20 years been the definitive list of the week’s best travel deals on the Internet, on flexible and worry-free offers. Travel dates of most deals are extended to late summer, fall or even into 2021. Accelerating demand from members has created a relatively strong business for Travelzoo. In Q2, we have already generated cash flow from operations of more than $11 million quarter-to-date,” said Travelzoo’s Global CEO, Holger Bartel.

Cash Position
During Q2 2020, Travelzoo’s cash position will be increasing significantly. As of March 31, 2020, cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $14.4 million. The estimated cash flow from operations in Q2 2020 is $13 to $14 million. In April, Travelzoo received a low-interest government loan of $3.1 million. In June, a payment of $6.8 million was made to partially settle the outstanding note due to the sellers of Jack’s Flight Club, leaving a balance of $1.7 million as an outstanding note. Travelzoo’s estimated cash balance as of June 30, 2020, will be in the range of $24 million to $25 million.

North America
North America business segment revenue decreased 32% year-over-year to $12.7 million. Operating loss for the first quarter was $976,000, or (8%) of revenue, compared to an operating profit of $4.5 million, or 24% of revenue in the prior-year period.

Europe
Europe business segment revenue decreased 34% year-over-year to $6.9 million. In constant currencies, revenue decreased 33% year-over-year. Operating loss for the first quarter was $1.3 million, or (19%) of revenue, compared to an operating profit of $2.1 million, or 20% of revenue in the prior-year period.

Jack’s Flight Club
On January 13, 2020, Travelzoo acquired 60% of Jack’s Flight Club®, a subscription service. For the period from January 13, 2020 to March 31, 2020, the new Jack's Flight Club business segment generated $1.1 million in revenue from subscriptions with operating profit of $592,000. After the consolidation with Travelzoo, Jack’s Flight Club reported an operating loss of $3.0 million, with $1.8 million attributable to Travelzoo, as a result of recording one-time impairment charges for indefinite-lived intangible assets (tradenames) for $810,000 and goodwill for $2.1 million along with acquisition related expenses.


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Discontinued Operations
As announced in a press release on March 10, 2020, Travelzoo decided to exit its Asia Pacific business which incurred a loss of $7.2 million in 2019 and reduced EPS by $0.60. The Asia Pacific business was classified as discontinued operations at March 31, 2020. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform with the current presentation. Certain reclassifications have been made for current and prior periods between the continued operations and the discontinued operations in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Members and Subscribers
As of March 31, 2020, Travelzoo had an unduplicated number of members of 26.0 million from North America and Europe. In Europe, the unduplicated number of members was 9.2 million as of March 31, 2020, up 3% from March 31, 2019. In North America, the unduplicated number of members was 16.9 million as of March 31, 2020, down 3% from March 31, 2019. The number of new members in Q1 2020 was 634,000, compared to 667,000 in Q1 2019. On June 16, Travelzoo disclosed that it has sold its subsidiary in Japan, Travelzoo Japan K.K., to Mr. Hajime Suzuki. In connection with the sale, Travelzoo and Travelzoo Japan K.K. entered into a licensing agreement. Under the licensing agreement, Travelzoo’s existing members in Japan will continue to be owned by Travelzoo as the licensor. Jack’s Flight Club had 1.7 million subscribers as of March 31, 2020, up 38% from March 31, 2019.

Income Taxes
Income tax benefit was $517,000, compared to an income tax expense of $1.7 million in the prior-year period.

Asset Management
During the first quarter of 2020, Travelzoo used $3.1 million of cash in operating activities. Accounts payable decreased by $6.4 million to $12.8 million. Accounts receivable decreased by $2.5 million to $7.7 million. Cash used in investing activities was $810,000. Cash used in financing activities of $2.2 million. As of March 31, 2020, cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $14.4 million.

Conference Call
Travelzoo will host a conference call to discuss first quarter results today at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please visit http://ir.travelzoo.com/events-presentations to
download the management presentation (PDF format) to be discussed in the conference call; and
access the webcast.

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About Travelzoo
Travelzoo® provides our 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. We have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences. For over 20 years we have worked in partnership with more than 5,000 top travel suppliers-our long-standing relationships give Travelzoo members access to irresistible deals.

Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions, markets in which we participate and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts. When used in this press release, the words “expect”, “predict”, “project”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including changes in our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. We cannot guarantee any future levels of activity, performance or achievements. Travelzoo undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.
Travelzoo and Top 20 are registered trademarks of Travelzoo.



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Travelzoo
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Three months ended
 
March 31,
 
2020
 
2019
Revenues
$
20,327

 
$
29,160

Cost of revenues
2,703

 
2,865

Gross profit
17,624

 
26,295

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Sales and marketing
13,094

 
13,534

Product development
1,428

 
1,659

General and administrative
5,522

 
4,532

Impairment of intangible assets and goodwill
2,920

 

Total operating expenses
22,964

 
19,725

Operating income
(5,340
)
 
6,570

Other income (loss), net
(6
)
 
45

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
(5,346
)
 
6,615

Income tax expense (benefit)
(517
)
 
1,670

Income (loss) from continuing operations
(4,829
)
 
4,945

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes
(2,919
)
 
(1,825
)
Net income (loss)
(7,748
)
 
3,120

Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest
(1,139
)
 

Net income (loss) attributable to Travelzoo
$
(6,609
)
 
$
3,120

 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Travelzoo—continuing operations
(3,690
)
 
4,945

Net income (loss) attributable to Travelzoo—discontinued operations
(2,919
)
 
(1,825
)
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) per share—basic
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
(0.32
)
 
$
0.41

Discontinued operations
$
(0.26
)
 
$
(0.15
)
Net income (loss) per share —basic
$
(0.58
)
 
$
0.26

 
 
 
 
Income (loss) per share—diluted
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
(0.32
)
 
$
0.41

Discontinued operations
$
(0.26
)
 
$
(0.15
)
Net income (loss) per share—diluted
$
(0.58
)
 
$
0.26

 
 
 
 
Shares used in per share calculation from continuing operations—basic
11,439

 
11,914

Shares used in per share calculation from discontinued operations—basic
11,439

 
11,914

 
 
 
 
Shares used in per share calculation from continuing operations—diluted
11,439

 
12,224

Shares used in per share calculation from discontinued operations—diluted
11,439

 
11,914



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Travelzoo
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)

 
(In thousands)
March 31,
2020
 
December 31,
2019
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
12,130

 
$
18,743

Accounts receivable, net
7,653

 
11,209

Prepaid income taxes

 
989

Deposits
112

 
105

Prepaid expenses and other
1,713

 
2,288

Assets from discontinued operations
2,251

 
3,961

Total current assets
23,859

 
37,295

Deposits and other
430

 
572

Deferred tax assets
3,404

 
2,051

Restricted cash
1,130

 
1,135

Investment in WeekenGO
2,258

 
2,484

Operating lease right-of-use assets
11,210

 
8,140

Property and equipment, net
1,964

 
2,861

Intangible assets, net
5,595

 

Goodwill
10,944

 

Total assets
$
60,794

 
$
54,538

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
12,836

 
$
19,349

Accrued expenses and other
6,528

 
6,281

Deferred revenue
2,451

 
786

Operating lease liabilities
4,801

 
4,847

Promissory notes payable
9,971

 

Income tax payable
519

 
914

Liabilities from discontinued operations
2,289

 
3,135

Total current liabilities
39,395

 
35,312

Long-term tax liabilities
367

 
359

Deferred tax liabilities
1,210

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities
12,921

 
7,920

Other long-term liabilities
84

 
84

Total liabilities
53,977

 
43,675

Non-controlling interest
4,616

 

Common stock
113

 
115

Additional paid-in capital

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
6,411

 
14,200

Retained earnings
(4,323
)
 
(3,452
)
Total stockholders’ equity
2,201

 
10,863

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
60,794

 
$
54,538


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Travelzoo
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(In thousands) 
 
Three months ended
 
March 31,
 
2020
 
2019
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
(7,748
)
 
$
3,120

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
551

 
330

Stock-based compensation
23

 
163

Deferred income tax
(609
)
 
341

Impairment of intangible assets and goodwill
2,920

 

Loss on long-lived assets
437

 

Loss on equity investment in WeekenGO
195

 
159

Net foreign currency effects
(681
)
 
(21
)
Provision of loss on accounts receivable and other
1,441

 
77

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
2,509

 
(2,980
)
Income tax receivable
989

 
389

Prepaid expenses and other
862

 
425

Accounts payable
(6,393
)
 
(1,101
)
Accrued expenses and other
704

 
1,733

Deferred revenue
889

 
(146
)
Income tax payable
(333
)
 
988

Other liabilities
1,188

 
(71
)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
(3,056
)
 
3,406

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired
(679
)
 

Purchases of property and equipment
(131
)
 
(131
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(810
)
 
(131
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Repurchase of common stock
(1,205
)
 
(1,591
)
Payment of promissory notes
(1,000
)
 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options, net of taxes paid for net share settlement of equity awards

 
(26
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(2,205
)
 
(1,617
)
Effect of exchange rate on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
(272
)
 
152

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
(6,343
)
 
1,810

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period
20,710

 
19,461

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period
$
14,367

 
$
21,271

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 
 
 
Cash paid (refunded) for income taxes, net
$
542

 
$
(60
)

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Travelzoo
Segment Information
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
Three months ended March 31, 2020
North
America
 
Europe
 
Jack's Flight Club
 
Elimination
 
Consolidated
Revenue from unaffiliated customers
$
12,549

 
$
7,103

 
$
683

 
$
(8
)
 
$
20,327

Intersegment revenue
148

 
(156
)
 

 
8

 

Total net revenues
12,697

 
6,947

 
683

 

 
20,327

Operating income (loss)
$
(976
)
 
$
(1,341
)
 
$
(3,015
)
 
$
(8
)
 
$
(5,340
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2019
North
America
 
Europe
 
Jack's Flight Club
 
Elimination
 
Consolidated
Revenue from unaffiliated customers
$
18,136

 
$
11,054

 
$

 
$
(30
)
 
$
29,160

Intersegment revenue
451

 
(481
)
 

 
30

 
(30
)
Total net revenues
18,587

 
10,573

 

 
 
 
29,130

Operating income (loss)
$
4,463

 
$
2,137

 
$

 
$
(30
)
 
$
6,570





                                                                    

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