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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
 
 
FORM 8-K
 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2019
 

XCEL BRANDS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Delaware
001-37527
76-0307819
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1333 Broadway, New York, New York
10018
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (347) 727-2474
 
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions ( see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
¨
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¨
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¨
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
 
Emerging growth company ¨

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 






Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Conditions.
 
On May 14, 2019, the Registrant issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019. As noted in the press release, the Registrant has provided certain non–U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) financial measures, the reasons it provided such measures and a reconciliation of the non–U.S. GAAP measures to U.S. GAAP measures. Readers should consider non–GAAP measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. A copy of the Registrant’s press release is being furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
  
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)
Exhibits.
99.1

 


SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
XCEL BRANDS, INC.
(Registrant)
 
 
By:
 
/s/ James F. Haran
 
 
Name:
James F. Haran
 
 
Title:
Chief Financial Officer
 
Date: May 16, 2019

 


Exhibit
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

XCEL BRANDS, INC. ANNOUNCES
FIRST QUARTER 2019 RESULTS

• First Quarter Total Revenues of $10.3 Million, up 18% from the Prior Year Quarter
• GAAP Net Income of $0.13 million, Diluted EPS of $0.01 and non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.08
• On February 11, 2019 Xcel Acquired the Halston and Halston Heritage Trademarks

NEW YORK, NY (May 14, 2019) – Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: XELB) (“Xcel” or the “Company”), a media and consumer products company, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Robert W. D'Loren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xcel commented, “We are pleased with the growth in our top line revenue and continued improvements in our products and assortments. Although our bottom-line results are slightly down from last year’s first quarter, we exceeded our expectations and are optimistic that we will continue to grow our business”.

First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Total revenue increased to $10.3 million, a net increase of $1.5 million, or 18% over the prior year quarter, primarily driven by sales from the apparel and jewelry wholesale and e-commerce operations. Net revenue decreased $0.1 million to $8.5 million from $8.6 million in the prior year quarter.

GAAP net income was approximately $0.13 million, or $0.01, per diluted share, compared with a GAAP net income of $0.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the prior year quarter. After adjusting for certain cash and non-cash items, non-GAAP net income for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, was approximately $1.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share and approximately $1.7 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA was approximately $2.0 million, compared to approximately $2.2 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. 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 March 31, 2019 remained strong, with stockholders' equity of approximately $100 million, cash and cash equivalents of approximately $7 million, and working capital, exclusive of contingent obligations payable with stock, of approximately $9 million. During the current quarter, the Company increased its term debt by approximately $5.0 million to approximately $22 million. The increase was attributable to $7.5 million in loan proceeds to fund a portion of the Halston and Halston Heritage trademark acquisition.

On February 12, 2019 Xcel acquired the Halston and Halston Heritage Trademarks. This transaction consolidates ownership of the Halston trademarks, as Xcel previously acquired the H by Halston and H Halston trademarks in December of 2014.


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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 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 14, 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 30 days following the event and can be accessed at 844-512-2921 using replay pin number 10006432.

About Xcel Brands
Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELB) is a media and consumer products company engaged in the design, production, 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, Halston and C. Wonder brands, pioneering a ubiquitous sales strategy which includes the promotion and sale of products under its brands through interactive 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 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. 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, 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:


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Andrew Berger
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216-464-6400
andrew@smberger.com
Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
 
March 31, 2019
December 31, 2018
Assets
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
6,802

$
8,837

Accounts receivable, net
 
9,976

 
11,010

Inventory
 
1,417

 
1,988

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
1,749

 
2,040

Total current assets
 
19,944

 
23,875

Property and equipment, net
 
3,312

 
3,202

Operating lease right-of-use assets
 
8,354

 

Trademarks and other intangibles, net
 
119,004

 
108,989

Restricted cash
 
1,109

 
1,482

Other assets
 
594

 
511

Total non-current assets
 
132,373

 
114,184

Total Assets
$
152,317

$
138,059

 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities
$
3,888

$
4,868

Accrued payroll
 
1,859

 
2,011

Deferred revenue
 
264

 
272

Current portion of accrued rent liability
 

 
690

Current portion of operating lease obligation
 
1,106

 

Current portion of long-term debt
 
4,000

 
5,325

Current portion of long-term debt, contingent obligations
 
2,850

 
2,950

Total current liabilities
 
13,967

 
16,116

Long-Term Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Long-term portion of accrued rent liability
 

 
2,202

Long-term portion of operating lease obligation
 
9,861

 

Long-term debt, less current portion
 
18,637

 
11,300

Deferred tax liabilities, net
 
8,214

 
8,139

Other long-term liabilities
 
224

 
420

Total long-term liabilities
 
36,936

 
22,061

Total Liabilities
 
50,903

 
38,177

 
 
 
 
 
Commitments and Contingencies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' Equity:
 
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding
 

 


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Common stock, $.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, and 18,916,394 and 18,138,616 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
 
19

 
18

Paid-in capital
 
101,501

 
100,097

Accumulated deficit
 
(106
)
 
(233
)
Total Stockholders' Equity
 
101,414

 
99,882

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
$
152,317

$
138,059




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Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share data)
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
 
2019
2018
Revenues
 
 
Net licensing revenue
$
              7,863
$
              8,481

Sales
 
              2,438
 
                  285

Total revenue
 
            10,301
 
              8,766

Cost of goods sold (sales)
 
              1,832
 
                  180

Net revenues
 
              8,469
 
              8,586

 
 
 
 
 
Operating costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
Salaries, benefits and employment taxes
 
              4,145
 
              4,425

Other design and marketing costs
 
                  758
 
                  738

Other selling, general and administrative expenses
 
              1,590
 
              1,293

Stock-based compensation
 
                  347
 
                  507

Depreciation and amortization
 
                  948
 
                  411

Total operating costs and expenses
 
              7,788
 
              7,374

 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 
                  681
 
              1,212

 
 
 
 
 
Interest and finance expense
 
 
 
 
Interest expense - term debt
 
                  264
 
                  248

Other interest and finance charges
 
                    26
 
                    38

Loss on extinguishment of debt
 
                  189
 

Total interest and finance expense
 
                  479
 
                  286

 
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes
 
                  202
 
                  926

 
 
 
 
 
Income tax provision
 
                    75
 
                  426

 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
                  127
$
                  500

 
 
 
 
 
Basic net income per share:
$
                 0.01
$
                 0.03

 
 
 
 
 
Diluted net income per share:
$
                 0.01
$
                 0.03

 
 
 
 
 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
 
     18,562,073
 
     18,333,912

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding
 
     18,562,763
 
     18,716,802


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Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
2018
Cash flows from operating activities
 
 
Net income
$
                127

$
                500

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization expense
 
                948

 
                411

Amortization of deferred finance costs
 
                  34

 
                  44

Stock-based compensation
 
                347

 
                507

Amortization of note discount
 
                  16

 
                  10

Loss on extinguishment of debt
 
189

 

Deferred income tax provision
 
75

 
426

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
 
1,035

 
(800
)
Inventory
 
571

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets
 
(492
)
 
(59
)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities
 
(1,323
)
 
557

Deferred revenue
 
(8
)
 
8

Cash paid in excess of rent expense
 
(91
)
 

Other liabilities
 
               (196)

 
                 (35)

Net cash provided by operating activities
 
              1,232

 
              1,569

 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities
 
 
 
 
Cash consideration for acquisition of Halston Heritage assets
 
            (8,830)

 

Purchase of property and equipment
 
               (282)

 
            (1,043)

Net cash used in investing activities
 
            (9,112)

 
            (1,043)

 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities
 
 
 
 
Shares repurchased including vested restricted stock in exchange for
 
 
 
 
withholding taxes
 

 
(90
)
Payment of deferred finance costs
 
(286
)
 

Proceeds from long-term debt
 
7,500

 

Payment of long-term debt
 
            (1,742)

 
            (1,725)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
 
              5,472

 
            (1,815)

 
 
 
 
 
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
 
            (2,408)

 
            (1,289)

 
 
 
 
 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period
 
            10,319

 
            11,694

 
 
 
 
 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period
$
              7,911

$
            10,405

 
 
 
 
 
Reconciliation to amounts on consolidated balance sheets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
              6,802

$
              8,896

Restricted cash
 
              1,109

 
              1,509

Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
$
              7,911

$
            10,405


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Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities:
 
 
 
 
Operating lease right-of-use asset
$
              8,733

$

Operating lease obligation
$
            11,437

$

Reduction of accrued rent
$
              2,704

$

Settlement of seller note through offset to receivable
$
                600

$

Settlement of contingent obligation through offset to note receivable
$
                100

$

Issuance of common stock in connection with Halston Heritage asset acquisition
$
              1,059

$

Contingent obligation related to acquisition of Halston Heritage assets, at fair value
$
                900

$

 
 
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for income taxes
$
                  10

$
                    8

Cash paid during the period for interest
$
                458

$
                276



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Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Non-GAAP net income:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
(amounts in thousands)
2019
2018
 
 
 
Net income
 $ 127

 $ 500

Amortization of trademarks
737

257

Non-cash interest and finance expense
16

10

Stock-based compensation
347

507

Loss on extinguishment of debt
189


Deferred income tax provision
75

426

Non-GAAP net income
 $ 1,491

 $ 1,700

 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-GAAP diluted EPS:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2019
2018
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per share
 $ 0.01

 $ 0.03

Amortization of trademarks
0.04

0.01

Non-cash interest and finance expense


Stock-based compensation
0.02

0.02

Loss on extinguishment of debt
0.01


Deferred income tax provision

0.03

Non-GAAP diluted EPS
 $ 0.08

 $ 0.09

 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares - Non-GAAP diluted:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2019
2018
 
 
 
Basic weighted average shares
       18,562,073

       18,333,912

Effect of exercising warrants
690

             364,130

Effect of exercising stock options

               18,760

Non-GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding
       18,562,763

       18,716,802

 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted EBITDA:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
(amounts in thousands)
2019
2018
Net income
 $ 127

 $ 500

Depreciation and amortization
948

411

Interest and finance expense
290

286


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Income tax provision
75

426

State and local franchise taxes
38

33

Stock-based compensation
347

507

Loss on extinguishment of debt
189


Adjusted EBITDA
 $ 2,014

 $ 2,163



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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, 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.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP unaudited measure, which we define as net income before stock-based compensation, interest and finance expense, loss on extinguishment of debt, income taxes, other state and local franchise taxes, and depreciation and amortization.

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.


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