XpresSpa Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA), a health and wellness holding company, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.  

Doug Satzman, XpresSpa Group CEO, stated, “The XpresSpa team of therapists and technicians are working incredibly hard providing exceptional service to our customers and we are encouraged that our comparable store sales improved sequentially throughout the first quarter. March was not only our first month of positive comparable store sales growth in over 18 months, but our momentum has since continued into the second quarter. In fact, we have turned the corner and are currently tracking positively on a year-to-date basis through the second week of May.”

Mr. Satzman continued, “We are also making headway reducing both spa-level and corporate costs as demonstrated by the increase in store margin, decrease in general and administrative expenses, and reduction in our Adjusted EBITDA loss during the first quarter. There is certainly considerably more to be done during this transitional year to grow sales and optimize costs, but we are pleased to be seeing ‘green shoots’ as we move forward.”

Mr. Satzman added, “We will be leveraging our extensive brand recognition and existing real estate footprint by adding three additional company-operated spas in airports where we currently operate high-performing spas in other terminals, while in Austin, we will be opening our first franchise-operated spa and a company-operated spa later this year. Refreshing existing spas by making our facilities more inviting to customers further enhances our brand equity and we intend to complete a total of five to seven renovation projects in 2019 as well.”

Mr. Satzman concluded, “As previously communicated, we have identified and prioritized our areas of focus in the near-term along with what we expect to accomplish over the longer-term in taking our brand and culture to the next level. Our underlying objective is to build a sustainable and enduring business that can capitalize on the growing demand from highly desirable customer demographics for spa services and related wellness products.”

As of March 31, 2019, we had:

As we have previously disclosed, we will need additional working capital to support our growth and operations. We are also working on right sizing our capital structure through restructuring our outstanding debt to address our going concern status although there is nothing to announce at this time.

XpresSpa Group, Inc. will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (201) 689-8263. A replay will be available after the call and can be accessed by dialing (412) 317-6671; the passcode is 13690712. The replay will be available until June 12, 2019.

The webcast can be accessed from Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at . Visitors to the website should select the “Investors” tab and navigate to the “Events” link to access the webcast.

XpresSpa Group, Inc. will host meetings with institutional investors at the 39th Annual Piper Jaffray Consumer Marketplace Conference in New York City at The Pierre New York on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA) is a health and wellness holding company. XpresSpa Group’s core asset, XpresSpa, is a leading airport retailer of spa services and related products, with 55 locations in 24 airports globally, including one off-airport spa at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City. XpresSpa offers services that are tailored specifically to the busy customer. XpresSpa is committed to providing exceptional customer experiences with its innovative premium spa services, as well as exclusive luxury travel products and accessories. XpresSpa serves almost one million customers per year at its locations in the United States, Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. XpresSpa Group’s non-core assets include Infomedia and intellectual property assets. To learn more about XpresSpa Group, visit: www.XpresSpaGroup.com. To learn more about XpresSpa, visit www.XpresSpa.com

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These include statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "should," "seeks," "future," "continue," or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements relating to expectations about future results or events are based upon information available to XpresSpa Group as of today's date, and are not guarantees of the future performance of the company, and actual results may vary materially from the results and expectations discussed. Additional information concerning these and other risks is contained in XpresSpa Group’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K and other SEC filings. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning XpresSpa Group, or other matters and attributable to XpresSpa Group or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. XpresSpa Group does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof.

*Adjusted to reflect the impact of the 1:20 reverse stock split that became effective on February 22, 2019.

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 ($ in thousands)

XpresSpa regularly measures comparable store sales, which it defines as current period sales from stores opened more than 12 months compared to those same stores’ sales in the prior year period (“Comp Store Sales”). The measurement of Comp Store Sales on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-to-date basis provides an additional perspective on XpresSpa’s total sales growth when considering the influence of new unit contribution. A reconciliation between Comp Store Sales and total revenue as reported on the financial statements is presented below:

Comp Store Sales decreased 1.3% during the three months ended March 31, 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018. As of March 31, 2019, XpresSpa had 55 open locations; during the first quarter of 2019, XpresSpa closed one location.

 

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Globe Newswire: 21:15 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019

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