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Xcel Brands, Inc. Announces Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2019 Results

• Nine Month Net Revenues of $30.4 Million, up 19% from the Prior Year Period

• Nine Month GAAP Net Income of $1.9 million, Diluted EPS of $0.10

• Nine Month Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.20, Adjusted EBITDA $5.6 million

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xcel Brands, Inc. (XELB) (“Xcel” or the “Company”), a media and consumer products company, today announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

Robert W. D'Loren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xcel commented, “We continue to grow our top-line revenue driven by improvements made in our products. Although our third quarter results were not in line with our expectations, we expect to achieve our financial goals for the full year. Overall, I am pleased with our product direction and operating results”.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Net revenue increased to $10.9 million, a net increase of approximately $2.7 million, or 32% over the prior year quarter, primarily driven by sales from the apparel and jewelry wholesale and e-commerce operations. Gross profit remained flat at approximately $8.0 million for the current and the prior year quarters.

GAAP net loss was approximately ($0.1) million, or ($0.01), per share, compared with a GAAP net income of $1.0 million, or $0.05 per share, for the prior year quarter. After adjusting for certain cash and non-cash items, non-GAAP net income for the current quarter and prior year quarter was approximately $1.2 million or $0.06 per diluted share, and approximately $1.9 million or $0.10 per diluted share, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA was approximately $1.8 million, compared with approximately $2.3 million in the prior year quarter.

See reconciliation tables below for non-GAAP metrics. These non-GAAP metrics may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies and should only be used in conjunction with our results reported according to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Any financial measure other than those prepared in accordance with GAAP should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

First Nine Months of Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

Net revenue increased to $30.4 million, a net increase of approximately $4.9 million, or 19% over the prior year nine-month period, primarily driven by sales from the apparel and jewelry wholesale and e-commerce operations. Gross profit decreased $1.1 million to $23.8 million from $24.9 million in the prior year nine months, primarily attributable to lower net licensing revenue.

GAAP net income was approximately $1.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, or $0.10 per diluted share, an increase of $0.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share from the prior year nine months, representing an increase of approximately 38% in GAAP net income and earnings per share from the prior year period. After adjusting for certain cash and non-cash items, non-GAAP net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $3.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared with $5.3 million, or $0.29 per diluted share in the prior year nine months.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $5.6 million, a decrease of $1.1 million from the prior year period.

See reconciliation tables below for non-GAAP metrics. These non-GAAP metrics may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies and should only be used in conjunction with our results reported according to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Any financial measure other than those prepared in accordance with GAAP should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The Company's balance sheet at September 30, 2019 remained strong, with stockholders' equity of approximately $103 million, cash and cash equivalents of approximately $5.9 million, and working capital, exclusive of current portion of operating lease liability, of approximately $8.7 million.

Conference Call and Webcast
The Company will host a conference call with members of the executive management team to discuss these results with additional comments and details at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November13, 2019. A webcast of the conference call will be available live on the Investor Relations section of Xcel's website at www.xcelbrands.com. Interested parties unable to access the conference call via the webcast may dial 1-855-327-6837. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company website for 14 days following the event and can be accessed at 844-512-2921 using replay pin number 10007966.

About Xcel Brands
Xcel Brands, Inc. (XELB) is a media and consumer products company engaged in the design, production, marketing, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer sales of branded apparel, footwear, accessories, jewelry, home goods and other consumer products, and the acquisition of dynamic consumer lifestyle brands. Xcel was founded by Robert W. D'Loren in 2011 with a vision to reimagine shopping, entertainment, and social as one. The Company owns and manages the Isaac Mizrahi brands (the "Isaac Mizrahi Brand"), the Judith Ripka brands (the "Ripka Brand"), the Halston brands ("Halston Brand"), the C Wonder brands (the "C Wonder Brand"), and other proprietary brands, pioneering a ubiquitous sales strategy which includes the promotion and sales of products under its brands through interactive television, internet, brick-and-mortar retail, and e-commerce channels. Headquartered in New York City, Xcel is led by an executive team with significant production, merchandising, design, marketing, retailing, and licensing experience, and a proven track record of success in elevating branded consumer product companies. With an experienced team of professionals focused on design, production, and digital marketing, Xcel maintains control of product quality and promotion across all of its product categories and distribution channels. www.xcelbrands.com

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release, including statements regarding future events, our future financial performance, business strategy and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. We have attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminology including "anticipates," "believes," "can," "continue," "ongoing," "could," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "appears," "suggests," "future," "likely," "goal," "plans," "potential," "projects," "predicts," "seeks," "should," "would," "guidance," "confident" or "will" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our anticipated revenue, expenses, profitability, strategic plans and capital needs. These statements are based on information available to us on the date hereof and our current expectations, estimates and projections and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, including, without limitation, the risks discussed in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in the Company's Annual Report on form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and its other filings with the SEC, which may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all risk factors, nor can we address the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason.

For further information please contact:

Andrew Berger
SM Berger & Company, Inc.
216-464-6400
andrew@smberger.com

Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

September 30, 2019

December 31, 2018

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

5,890

$

8,837

Accounts receivable, net

9,972

11,010

Inventory

2,075

1,988

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,293

2,040

Total current assets

19,230

23,875

Property and equipment, net

3,613

3,202

Operating lease right-of-use assets

9,583

-

Trademarks and other intangibles, net

117,347

108,989

Restricted cash

1,109

1,482

Other assets

571

511

Total non-current assets

132,223

114,184

Total Assets

$

151,453

$

138,059

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities:

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

$

4,527

$

5,140

Accrued payroll

1,232

2,011

Current portion of accrued rent liability

-

690

Current portion of operating lease obligation

1,732

-

Current portion of long-term debt

4,750

5,325

Current portion of long-term debt, contingent obligations

-

2,950

Total current liabilities

12,241

16,116

Long-Term Liabilities:

Long-term portion of accrued rent liability

-

2,202

Long-term portion of operating lease obligation

10,221

-

Long-term debt, less current portion

15,939

11,300

Deferred tax liabilities, net

9,419

8,139

Other long-term liabilities

224

420

Total long-term liabilities

35,803

22,061

Total Liabilities

48,044

38,177

Commitments and Contingencies

Stockholders' Equity:

Preferred stock, $.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding

-

-

Common stock, $.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, and 18,958,247 and 18,138,616 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

19

18

Paid-in capital

101,739

100,097

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

1,651

(233

)

Total Stockholders' Equity

103,409

99,882

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

151,453

$

138,059



Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

For the Three Months Ended

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenues

Net licensing revenue

$

6,428

$

7,823

$

21,094

$

24,445

Net sales

4,504

444

9,277

1,075

Net revenue

10,932

8,267

30,371

25,520

Cost of goods sold (sales)

2,950

231

6,549

640

Gross Profit

7,982

8,036

23,822

24,880

Operating costs and expenses

Salaries, benefits and employment taxes

4,045

3,815

12,038

12,361

Other design and marketing costs

797

639

2,352

2,194

Other selling, general and administrative expenses

1,356

1,281

4,014

3,691

Costs in connection with potential acquisition

126

-

231

-

Stock-based compensation

295

447

777

1,415

Depreciation and amortization

991

456

2,939

1,323

Total operating costs and expenses

7,610

6,638

22,351

20,984

Other Income

Gain on reduction of contingent obligation

-

-

2,850

-

Total other income

-

-

2,850

-

Operating income

372

1,398

4,321

3,896

Interest and finance expense

Interest expense - term debt

317

224

907

706

Other interest and finance charges

13

34

61

104

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-

-

189

-

Total interest and finance expense

330

258

1,157

810

Income before income taxes

42

1,140

3,164

3,086

Income tax provision

137

158

1,280

1,717

Net (loss) income

$

(95

)

$

982

$

1,884

$

1,369

Basic net (loss) income per share:

$

(0.01

)

$

0.05

$

0.10

$

0.07

Diluted net (loss) income per share:

$

(0.01

)

$

0.05

$

0.10

$

0.07

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

18,975,265

18,266,202

18,839,424

18,304,608

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

18,975,265

18,267,043

18,840,149

18,310,654



Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

2019

2018

Cash flows from operating activities

Net income

$

1,884

$

1,369

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization expense

2,939

1,323

Amortization of deferred finance costs

114

129

Stock-based compensation

777

1,415

Amortization of note discount

16

31

Allowance for doubtful accounts

(144

)

-

Loss on extinguishment of debt

189

-

Deferred income tax provision

1,280

1,717

Gain on reduction of contingent obligation

(2,850

)

-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

1,182

(1,112

)

Inventory

(87

)

(924

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(14

)

(51

)

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(1,744

)

964

Cash paid in excess of rent expense

(337

)

-

Other liabilities

(196

)

(148

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

3,009

4,713

Cash flows from investing activities

Cash consideration for acquisition of Halston Heritage assets

(8,830

)

-

Purchase of property and equipment

(918

)

(1,099

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(9,748

)

(1,099

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Shares repurchased including vested restricted stock in exchange for

withholding taxes

(24

)

(702

)

Payment of deferred finance costs

(315

)

-

Proceeds from long-term debt

7,500

-

Payment of long-term debt

(3,742

)

(4,459

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

3,419

(5,161

)

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(3,320

)

(1,547

)

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

10,319

11,694

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

$

6,999

$

10,147

Reconciliation to amounts on consolidated balance sheets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

5,890

$

8,638

Restricted cash

1,109

1,509

Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

$

6,999

$

10,147

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities:

Operating lease right-of-use asset

$

10,409

$

-

Operating lease obligation

$

13,210

$

-

Accrued rent offset to operating lease right-of-use assets

$

2,801

$

-

Settlement of seller note through offset to receivable

$

600

$

-

Settlement of contingent obligation through offset to note receivable

$

100

$

100

Issuance of common stock in connection with Halston Heritage assets acquisition

$

1,058

$

-

Contingent obligation related to acquisition of Halston Heritage assets at fair value

$

900

$

-

Liability for equity-based bonuses

$

168

$

(345

)

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

Cash paid during the period for income taxes

$

91

$

258

Cash paid during the period for interest

$

1,108

$

754

The following table is a reconciliation of net income (loss) (our most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP) to non-GAAP net income:

($ in thousands)

Three Months Ended

September 30,

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Net income (loss)

$

(95

)

$

982

Amortization of trademarks

786

257

Non-cash interest and finance expense

11

Stock-based compensation

295

447

Costs in connection with potential acquisition

126

Deferred income tax provision

137

158

Non-GAAP net income

$

1,249

$

1,855

The following table is a reconciliation of diluted earnings (loss) per share (our most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP) to non-GAAP diluted EPS:

Three Months Ended

September 30,

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

(0.01

)

$

0.05

Amortization of trademarks

0.04

0.01

Non-cash interest and finance expense

Stock-based compensation

0.01

0.03

Costs in connection with potential acquisition

0.01

Deferred income tax provision

0.01

0.01

Non-GAAP diluted EPS

$

0.06

$

0.10

Non-GAAP weighted average diluted shares

19,559,816

18,267,043

The following table is a reconciliation of net income (loss) (our most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA:

($ in thousands)

Three Months Ended

September 30,

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Net income

$

(95

)

$

982

Depreciation and amortization

991

456

Interest and finance expense

330

258

Income tax provision

137

158

State and local franchise taxes

38

33

Costs in connection with potential acquisition

126

Stock-based compensation

295

447

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,822

$

2,334

The following table is a reconciliation of net income (our most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP) to non-GAAP net income:

($ in thousands)

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Net income

$

1,884

$

1,369

Amortization of trademarks

2,309

772

Non-cash interest and finance expense

16

31

Stock-based compensation

777

1,415

Loss on extinguishment of debt

189

Gain on reduction of contingent obligation

(2,850

)

Costs in connection with potential acquisition

231

Deferred income tax provision

1,280

1,717

Non-GAAP net income

$

3,836

$

5,304

The following table is a reconciliation of diluted earnings per share (our most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP) to non-GAAP diluted EPS:

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.10

$

0.07

Amortization of trademarks

0.12

0.04

Non-cash interest and finance expense

Stock-based compensation

0.04

0.08

Loss on extinguishment of debt

0.01

Gain on reduction of contingent obligation

(0.15

)

Costs in connection with potential acquisition

0.01

Deferred income tax provision

0.07

0.10

Non-GAAP diluted EPS

$

0.20

$

0.29

Non-GAAP weighted average diluted shares

18,840,149

18,310,654

The following table is a reconciliation of net income (our most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA:

($ in thousands)

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Net income

$

1,884

$

1,369

Depreciation and amortization

2,939

1,323

Interest and finance expense

968

810

Income tax provision

1,280

1,717

State and local franchise taxes

159

80

Costs in connection with potential acquisition

231

Stock-based compensation

777

1,415

Loss on extinguishment of debt

189

Gain on reduction of contingent obligation

(2,850

)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

5,577

$

6,714

Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS are non-GAAP unaudited terms. We define non-GAAP net income, exclusive of amortization of trademarks, stock-based compensation, non-cash interest and finance expense from discounted debt related to acquired assets, loss on extinguishment of debt, gain on the reduction of contingent obligations, costs in connection with potential acquisitions and deferred tax provision. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS measures do not include the tax effect of the aforementioned adjusting items, due to the nature of these items and the Company’s tax strategy. Prior to 2019, the Company did not adjust non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS for the amortization of trademarks or costs in connection with potential acquisitions.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP unaudited measure, which we define as net income before stock-based compensation, costs in connection with potential acquisitions, interest and finance expense, loss on extinguishment of debt, gain on the reduction of contingent obligations, income taxes, other state and local franchise taxes, and depreciation and amortization. Prior to 2019, the Company did not adjust non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS for the amortization of trademarks or costs in connection with potential acquisitions.

Management uses non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, and Adjusted EBITDA as measures of operating performance to assist in comparing performance from period to period on a consistent basis and to identify business trends relating to our results of operations. Management believes non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, and Adjusted EBITDA are also useful because they provide supplemental information to assist investors in evaluating our financial results. Non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to net income, earnings per share, or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Given that non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, and Adjusted EBITDA are financial measures not deemed to be in accordance with GAAP and are susceptible to varying calculations, our non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, including companies in our industry, because other companies may calculate non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, and Adjusted EBITDA in a different manner than we calculate these measures. In evaluating non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may or may not incur expenses similar to some of the adjustments in this document. Our presentation of non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, and Adjusted EBITDA does not imply that our future results will be unaffected by these expenses or any unusual or non-recurring items. When evaluating our performance, you should consider non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS, and Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including our net income and other GAAP results, and not rely on any single financial measure.