Xcel Brands announces third quarter 2016 revenue growth of 14% vs same period previous year

  • Company Reports Double-Digit Quarterly Revenue Growth of 14% to $8.3 million;
    Year-to-Date Revenue Growth of 28% to $25.8 million
  • Third Quarter 2016 GAAP Net Income of $0.1 million; Non-GAAP Net Income of $1.3 million
    Year-to-Date 2016 GAAP Net Loss of ($0.02) million; Non-GAAP Net Income of $4.6 million
  • Third Quarter Adjusted EBITDA Growth of 5% to $2.3 million;
    Year-to-Date Adjusted EBITDA Growth of 12% to $7.1 million

NEW YORK, 2016-Nov-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELB) (“Xcel” or the “Company”), a brand management and media company, today (Nov. 10, 2016) announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

“We are pleased to report double-digit top-line growth for the quarter and year-to-date,” said Robert W. D’Loren, Xcel’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Despite lower than expected growth in the interactive television channel during the quarter, we believe that the strength of our brands and our unique business model, including our design, marketing, and Quick Time Response (QTR) production platforms, will continue to drive growth despite a challenging retail environment. To that end, we are excited by the early results of our Quick Time Response design and production platform and our partnership with Hudson’s Bay Company, and we expect to announce new retail partnerships in the QTR department store business for Spring 2017.”

Third Quarter 2016
Total revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 increased 14% to $8.3 million, compared with $7.3 million for the prior year quarter.

GAAP net income was $0.12 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, or $0.01 per share, compared with net income of $0.03 million, or $0.00 per share, in the prior year quarter. After adjusting for certain cash and non-cash items, non-GAAP net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $1.3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared with $1.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 increased by 5% to $2.3 million, compared with $2.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

The net income, non-GAAP net income and Adjusted EBITDA results for the quarter reflect the Company’s judicious management of its operating expenses, while continuing to invest in the future.

First Nine Months of Fiscal 2016
Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 increased 28% to $25.8 million, compared with $20.2 million in the same period in 2015.

GAAP net loss was ($0.02) million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, or ($0.00) per share, compared with net income of $1.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. After adjusting for certain cash and non-cash items, non-GAAP net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 increased 11% to $4.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared with $4.2 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 increased by $0.8 million or approximately 12% to $7.1 million, compared with $6.3 million for the same period in the prior year.

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, 2016 remains strong, with stockholders’ equity of $102.6 million, cash and cash equivalents of approximately $15.2 million, and working capital of approximately $14.4 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 Thursday, November 10, 2016. 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 877-440-5803. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company website for 30 days following the event and can be accessed at 877-870-5176 using replay pin number 3962922.

About Xcel Brands
Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELB) is a brand management and media company engaged in the design, production, licensing, marketing, 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. Xcel owns and manages the Isaac Mizrahi, Judith Ripka, H Halston, C. Wonder, and Highline Collective brands, pioneering a ubiquitous sales strategy which includes the promotion and sale of products under its brands through direct-response television, internet, brick and mortar retail, and e-commerce channels. Headquartered in New York City, Xcel Brands 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 products companies.  With a team of over 100 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.  Xcel differentiates by design.  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, 2015 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.

Contact:

Hunter Wells / John Mills
ICR
646-277-1246
Hunter.wells@icrinc.com
John.mills@icrinc.com

Source: Xcel Brands, Inc./globenewswire