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- EBITDA for the third quarter increased to $970,000
- Cash balance increase to $3.9 million as of September 30, 2010
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Profitable.com) NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: NTN) today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010.
“We are happy to have achieved profitability and grown our cash balance during the quarter. We are making progress on the initiatives we set for ourselves for the second half of the year and are feeling confident in our core objectives for the company. However, while we have made progress, we still have work to do to reach our growth goals for the company,” said NTN Buzztime’s CEO Michael Bush.
Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2010
Revenues for the third quarter of 2010 were $6.5 million, compared to revenues of $6.7 million for the same period of 2009. The 3.2% decrease in revenue was the result of lower average revenue generated per site, a lower site count compared to the prior year period, decreased advertising revenue and a decrease in certain non-recurring hardware sales we recognized for the period in 2009.
The Company ended the third quarter of 2010 with 4,015 subscribing venues, compared to 4,051 at September 30, 2009, a decrease of 1.0%. During the third quarter of 2010, installations were down approximately 26.7% while terminations were up 38.1% compared with the third quarter of 2009. Customer churn was 6.7% for the quarter up from 4.9% in the prior year period.
|Total site counts and churn percentages||Q3 |
|Site Count – Beginning of Quarter||4,009||3,871||138|
|Site Count – End of Quarter||4,015||4,051||(36)|
Gross margin as a percentage of revenue increased to 77% in the third quarter of 2010, compared to 74% in the third quarter of 2009.
Selling, general and administrative expenses were $4.7 million for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $5.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased during the three months ended September 30, 2010 primarily due to decreased sales and marketing expenses of $258,000, lower facilities expense of $126,000 due to reduced rent, telephone and maintenance costs, lower software disposal costs of $135,000, decreased payroll and payroll related expense of $94,000 primarily due to a decline in incentive compensation, lower consulting expense of $83,000 due to reduced reliance on consultants, decreased travel expense of $60,000 and a net decrease of $55,000 in other miscellaneous expense.
Depreciation and amortization expense (excluding depreciation and amortization included in direct operating costs) decreased $253,000 to $163,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2010 from $416,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2009 primarily due to fully amortizing an intangible asset we acquired in 2009.
Net income for the third quarter of 2010 was $124,000, or $0.00 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $768,000 or $0.01 per basic and diluted share in the same period a year ago.
Management will review these results in a conference call today, November 11, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. ET.
To access the conference call, please dial (877) 477-6824, if calling from the United States or Canada. If calling internationally, dial (706) 634-7334. Use passcode 21749470.
A replay of the call will be available until November 18, 2010, which can be accessed by dialing (800) 642-1687, if calling from the United States or Canada, or (706) 645-9291, if calling internationally. Please use passcode 21794970 to access the replay.
The call will also be accompanied live by webcast over the Internet and accessible at the Company’s Web site at http://www.buzztime.com.
NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NTN) is one of the most popular interactive bar and restaurant entertainment networks. Trusted for over 25 years by restaurant, bar and pub owners, Buzztime develops trivia, card and sports games and broadcasts them on the Buzztime Network to over 4,000 locations throughout North America. More than 1,000,000 registered players use a blue Playmaker or their Apple iPhone® to compete in more than 4,500,000 games each month. Players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime location to enjoy an evening of fun and competition or unwind from a hectic day. Buzztime ups the fun factor – turning visitors into regulars and attracting new players every day of the week. For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit www.buzztime.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations including but not limited to estimates of financial performance and cash flows, new business initiatives and engagement and results of marketing strategies. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include risks associated with recent management changes, the Company’s ability to grow its out-of-home Buzztime iTV network and implement other business strategies such as the planned launch of mobile and wireless games, the risk of changing economic conditions, failure of product demand or market acceptance of both existing and new products and services and the impact of competitive products and pricing. Please see NTN Buzztime, Inc.’s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks that may affect the Company. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available to us on the date hereof. These statements speak only as of the date hereof, and NTN Buzztime, Inc. does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be realized.
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NTN BUZZTIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except par value amount)
|ASSETS||September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$3,855||$3,637|
|Accounts receivable, net||451||606|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||716||634|
|Total current assets||5,217||5,057|
|Broadcast equipment and fixed assets, net||3,845||3,809|
|Software development costs, net||1,058||1,374|
|Intangible assets, net||1,123||1,585|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$2,053||$2,285|
|Sales tax payable||911||855|
|Obligations under capital leases—current portion||407||300|
|Other current liabilities||89||294|
|Total current liabilities||4,140||4,257|
|Sales taxes payable, excluding current portion||—||128|
|Obligations under capital leases, excluding current portion||139||173|
|Deferred revenue, excluding current portion||87||82|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Series A 10% cumulative convertible preferred stock, $.005 par value, $161 liquidation preference, 5,000 shares authorized; 161 shares issued and outstanding||1||1|
|Common stock, $.005 par value, 84,000 shares authorized; 60,730 and 60,359 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively||303||302|
|Treasury stock, at cost, 503 shares at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009||-456||-456|
|Additional paid-in capital||116,016||115,740|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||738||699|
|Total shareholders’ equity||9,004||9,418|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$13,503||$14,297|
NTN BUZZTIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Direct operating costs (includes depreciation and amortization)||1,522||1,743||4,589||4,769|
|Selling, general and administrative||4,665||5,474||14,481||15,165|
|Depreciation and amortization (excluding depreciation and amortization included in direct costs)||163||416||508||756|
|Total operating expenses||6,350||7,633||19,578||20,690|
|Operating income (loss)||155||-916||-611||-1,492|
|Other (expense) income, net||-16||139||-73||191|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||139||-777||-684||-1,301|
|(Provision) benefit for income taxes||-15||9||-38||-4|
|Net income (loss)||$124||($768)||-722||($1,305)|
|Net income (loss) per common share – basic||$0.00||($0.01)||$0.01||($0.02)|
|Net income (loss) per common share – diluted||$0.00||($0.01)||$0.01||($0.02)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding – basic||60,209||59,845||60,100||57,628|
|Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted||60,849||59,845||60,100||57,628|
NTN BUZZTIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA *
|Nine months ended|
|Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||2,406||2,329|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||232||94|
|Gain on contract termination||-11||—|
|Loss from disposition of equipment and capitalized software||265||266|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||-4||-106|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||-421||235|
|Income taxes payable||-12||-48|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||2,203||1,121|
|Cash flows used in investing activities:|
|Software development expenditures||-707||-660|
|Deposits on capital expenditures||—||-41|
|Net cash used in investing activities||-1,734||-2,187|
|Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities:|
|Principal payments on capital leases||-302||-94|
|Proceeds from exercise of stock options||61||28|
|Proceeds from sale of common stock||—||750|
|Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities||-241||684|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||228||-382|
|Effect of exchange rate on cash||-10||237|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||3,637||3,362|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$3,855||$3,217|
Chief Financial Officer
NTN Buzztime, Inc.
CCG Investor Relations