WeWork Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results

NEW YORK, NY – August 8, 2023 – WeWork Inc. (NYSE: WE) (“WeWork”), the leading global flexible space provider, disclosed financial results today for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023. Second quarter highlights include:

  • Consolidated revenue for the second quarter 2023 was $844 million, an increase of 4% year-over-year and up 7% for the first half 2023 year-over-year.
  • Net loss was $(397) million, a $238 million improvement year-over-year, and an improvement of $443 million for the first half 2023 year-over-year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $(36) million, a $98 million improvement year-over-year and a $281 million improvement for the first half 2023 year-over-year.
  • Consolidated physical occupancy was 72% at the end of the second quarter 2023, an increase from 70% at the end of the second quarter 2022.

“In a difficult operating environment, we have delivered solid year-over-year revenue growth and dramatic profitability improvements,” David Tolley, Interim Chief Executive Officer, commented. “Excess supply in commercial real estate, increasing competition in flexible space and macroeconomic volatility drove higher member churn and softer demand than we anticipated, resulting in a slight decline in memberships.”

“We are confident in our ability to meet the evolving workplace needs of businesses of all sizes across sectors and geographies, and our long term company vision remains unchanged,” continued Tolley. “Although we have more work to do, the talent and energy of the WeWork team is extraordinary and we are resolutely focused on delivering for our members for the long term. The company’s transformation continues at pace, with a laser focus on member retention and growth, doubling down on our real estate portfolio optimization efforts, and maintaining a disciplined approach to reducing operating costs.”


  • As of June 30, 2023, WeWork’s systemwide real estate portfolio consisted of 777 locations across 39 countries, supporting approximately 906,000 workstations and 653,000 physical memberships, equating to physical occupancy of 72%, and a decrease in physical memberships of 1% year-over-year.
  • As of June 30, 2023, WeWork’s consolidated real estate portfolio consisted of 610 locations across 33 countries, which supported approximately 715,000 workstations and 512,000 physical memberships, equating to physical occupancy of 72%, and a decrease in physical memberships of 3% year-over-year.
  • Average revenue per physical member was $502 in the second quarter of 2023, an increase of 4% from the second quarter 2022.

WeWork Access:
All Access consolidated memberships were approximately 75,000 in the second quarter of 2023, an increase of 21% year-over-year.

On May 5, 2023, the Company closed on its previously announced debt exchange and restructuring transactions. As of June 30, 2023, the Company had $680 million of liquidity, consisting of $205 million of cash and $475 million of capacity under its delayed draw, first lien notes, of which $175 million were drawn in July 2023.

In addition, as disclosed in WeWork’s Quarterly Report for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 (the “Second Quarter 10-Q”), as a result of the Company’s losses and projected cash needs, combined with increased member churn and current liquidity levels, substantial doubt exists about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon successful execution of management’s plan to improve liquidity and profitability over the next 12 months, which includes, without limitation:

  • Reducing rent and tenancy costs via restructuring actions and negotiation of more favorable lease terms;
  • Increasing revenue by reducing member churn and increasing new sales;
  • Controlling expenses and limiting capital expenditures; and
  • Seeking additional capital via issuance of debt or equity securities or asset sales.

Earnings Conference Call:
WeWork management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 a.m. EDT on August 9, 2023. Earnings call details will be available on WeWork’s Investor Relations website at investors.wework.com. Questions must be submitted in advance to investor@wework.com. Please visit the Investors section of the Company’s website at investors.wework.com for event information.

Source: We Work
Category: Investor Relations, Earnings

Kevin Berry


About WeWork
WeWork Inc. (NYSE: WE) was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since then, we’ve become the leading global flexible space provider committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at wework.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this press release may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These forward looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “pipeline,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Although WeWork believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statement are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained, and it is possible that actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to, WeWork’s ability to implement its business plan; WeWork’s ability to refinance, extend, restructure or repay outstanding debt; its outstanding indebtedness; its liquidity needs to operate its business and execute its strategy, and related use of cash; its ability to raise capital through equity issuances, asset sales or the incurrence of debt; WeWork’s ability to fully execute actions and steps that would be probable of mitigating the existence of substantial doubt regarding its ability to continue as a going concern; retail and credit market conditions; higher cost of capital and borrowing costs; impairments; its current and projected liquidity needs; changes in general economic conditions, including as a result of inflation, the COVID-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine; WeWork’s expectations regarding its exits of underperforming locations, including the timing of any such exits and its ability to retain its members; delays in customers and prospective customers returning to the office and taking occupancy, or changes in the preferences of customers and prospective customers with respect to remote or hybrid working, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a parallel delay, or potentially permanent change, in receiving the corresponding revenue; the health of the commercial real estate market; and the impact of foreign exchange rates on WeWork’s financial performance. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. WeWork discusses these and other risks and uncertainties in its annual and quarterly periodic reports and other documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). WeWork undertakes no duty or obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise, except as required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Performance Indicators
This press release includes certain financial measures not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”): Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow. These financial measures are not measures of financial performance in accordance with GAAP and may exclude items that are significant in understanding and assessing our financial results. Therefore, these measures should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net loss or other measures of profitability, liquidity or performance under GAAP. You should be aware that WeWork’s presentation of these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies, which may be defined and calculated differently. WeWork believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results (including on a forward-looking basis) provide useful supplemental information to investors about WeWork. WeWork’s management uses forward-looking non-GAAP measures to evaluate WeWork’s projected financials and operating performance.

Non-GAAP Financial Definitions
Adjusted Earnings Before Interest Expense, Income Tax, Depreciation, and Amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”)
We supplement our GAAP results by evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure. We define “Adjusted EBITDA” as net loss before income tax (benefit) provision, interest and other (income) expense, net depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, expense related to stock-based payments for services rendered by consultants, income or expense relating to the changes in fair value of assets and liabilities remeasured to fair value on a recurring basis, expense related to costs associated with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raising activities, legal, tax and regulatory reserves or settlements, significant legal costs incurred by WeWork in connection with regulatory investigations and litigation regarding WeWork’s 2019 withdrawn initial public offering and the related execution of the SoftBank Transactions, as defined in Note 1 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Second Quarter 10-Q, filed with the SEC on August 8, 2023, net of any insurance or other recoveries, significant non-ordinary course asset impairment charges and restructuring and other related (gains)/costs.

Free Cash Flow
We also supplement our GAAP results by evaluating Free Cash Flow, a non-GAAP measure. Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less purchases of property, equipment and capitalized software, each as presented in the Company’s consolidated statements of cash flows and calculated in accordance with GAAP. Free Cash Flow is both a performance measure and a liquidity measure that we believe provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by or used in the business. Free Cash Flow is also a key metric used internally by our management to develop internal budgets, forecasts, and performance targets.

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