PLAY
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Dave & Buster's Ente
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Earnings Details
1st Quarter April 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018 4:05:00 PM
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Dave & Buster's Ente (PLAY) reported 1st Quarter April 2018 earnings of $1.04 per share on revenue of $332.2 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.93 per share on revenue of $322.3 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.97 per share. Revenue grew 9.2% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it continues to expect fiscal year revenue of $1.20 billion to $1.24 billion. The current consensus estimate is revenue of $1.23 billion for the year ending January 31, 2019.

Dave & Buster' Entertainment Inc is an owner and operator of high-volume venues that combine dining and entertainment in North America for both adults and families.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.04
Earnings Whisper
$0.97
Consensus Estimate
$0.93
Reported Revenue
$332.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$322.3 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Dave & Buster’s Achieves First Quarter Revenue Growth of 9.2% and EPS of $1.04

DALLAS, June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:PLAY), ("Dave & Buster's" or "the Company"), an owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, today announced financial results for its first quarter 2018, which ended on May 6, 2018. The Company also affirmed its financial outlook on several key metrics for fiscal 2018.

Key highlights from the first quarter 2018 compared to the first quarter 2017 include: 

  • Total revenues increased 9.2% to $332.2 million from $304.1 million, or 9.7% on a comparable week basis*.
  • Opened six new stores compared to four new stores.
  • Comparable store sales decreased 4.9%.
  • Net income of $42.2 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, vs. net income of $42.8 million, or $0.98 per diluted share.
  • EBITDA decreased 2.3% to $86.1 million from $88.2 million while Adjusted EBITDA increased 0.4% to $95.9 million from $95.6 million.
  • Excluding the 2017 use tax settlement** in Q1 2017, and on a comparable week basis, EBITDA increased 1.8%, while Adjusted EBITDA increased 4.0%.
  • Pre-opening costs increased $2.6 million to $7.1 million from $4.5 million.

*Comparable week basis: Fiscal 2017 was a 53-week year, resulting in a one-week calendar shift in fiscal year 2018. During the first quarter of 2018, this calendar shift had an unfavorable impact on total revenue of $1.4 million, EBITDA of $1.0 million, and Adjusted EBITDA of $0.9 million due to seasonality (one less high-volume “winter week” this year versus last year).

**2017 use tax settlement: Q1 2017 results included $2.5 million of amusement cost reductions ($1.6 million net of taxes or $0.04 per diluted share) resulting from the favorable settlement of a multi-year use tax audit in Texas.

“We continue to be pleased with our new store performance and are confident in our unit growth guidance for the year. We opened six stores during the quarter, our fastest pace so far, and these openings include a few that have delivered some of the highest volume openings in our history. The 2017 class of stores is also performing well for us, on track to achieve strong first year returns in line with our recent classes of stores. At the same time, evolving the brand and improving comparable store performance is a priority for us. The upcoming launch of our proprietary virtual reality platform, and the new 100% Angus Butcher’s Blend burger are just two examples of improvements in our overall offering,” said Steve King, Chief Executive Officer.

“We delivered near double-digit revenue growth, and drove EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA growth of approximately 2% and 4% respectively on a comparable week basis, excluding the 2017 use tax settlement. While comparable store sales declined in the first quarter this year, I’m confident that our operating team’s continued focus on execution will drive improved results over time,” said Brian Jenkins, Chief Financial Officer.

Share Repurchase Activity

During the first quarter of 2018, we repurchased approximately 606,000 shares for $27.4 million, with an additional 247,000 shares for $10.1 million through June 6, 2018 during the second quarter. As of the same date, cumulatively, we had repurchased 4.1 million shares for $218.2 million under our $300 million share repurchase authorization.

Review of First Quarter 2018 Operating Results

Total revenues increased 9.2% to $332.2 million in the first quarter of 2018 from $304.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, or 9.7% on a comparable week basis. Across all stores, Food and Beverage revenues increased 7.7% to $139.8 million from $129.8 million and Amusement and Other revenues increased 10.4% to $192.4 million from $174.3 million. Food and Beverage represented 42.1% of total revenues while Amusements and Other represented 57.9% of total revenues in the first quarter 2018. In last year’s first quarter, Food & Beverage represented 42.7% of total revenues while Amusements and Other represented 57.3% of total revenues.

Comparable store sales decreased 4.9% in the first quarter 2018 compared to a 2.2% increase in the first quarter of 2017 on a comparable week basis. Our comparable store sales decrease was driven by a 4.8% decrease in walk-in sales and a 6.4% decrease in special events sales. Comparable store sales in Amusements & Other decreased 4.0% and in Food & Beverage decreased 6.1%. Non-comparable store revenues increased $44.2 million or 146.1% in the first quarter of 2018 to $74.5 million, also on a comparable week basis.

Operating income decreased to $58.6 million in the first quarter of 2018 from $64.2 million in last year's first quarter. As a percentage of total revenues, operating income decreased 350 basis points to 17.6% from 21.1%.

Net income was $42.2 million, or $1.04 per diluted share (40.6 million diluted share base), in the first quarter of 2018 compared to net income of $42.8 million, or $0.98 per diluted share (43.5 million diluted share base), in the first quarter of 2017.

EBITDA decreased 2.3% to $86.1 million in the first quarter of 2018 from $88.2 million in the first quarter of 2017 while Adjusted EBITDA increased 0.4% to $95.9 million from $95.6 million. As a percentage of total revenues, EBITDA decreased 310 basis points to 25.9% from 29.0%, and Adjusted EBITDA decreased 250 basis points to 28.9% from 31.4%.

Excluding the 2017 use tax settlement, and on a comparable week basis, EBITDA increased 1.8% (210 basis points decrease as a percentage of total revenue), while Adjusted EBITDA increased 4.0% (150 basis points decrease as a percentage of total revenue) compared to the first quarter of 2017.

Store operating income before depreciation and amortization increased 1.1% to $108.8 million in the first quarter of 2018 from $107.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. As a percentage of total revenues, Store operating income before depreciation and amortization decreased 260 basis points to 32.8% from 35.4%.

Development

In fiscal 2018, we are on track to open 14 to 15 new stores, representing 13% to 14% unit growth. At the top end of the range, these store openings include 11 large, two small and two 17K format stores, and will skew towards new markets for our brand. We currently have five stores under construction.

We opened six stores during the first quarter in Rogers, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Wayne, New Jersey; Anchorage, Alaska (a new state for us); Madison, Wisconsin; and Rosemont, Illinois. During the second quarter, we have already opened three new stores in Salt Lake City, Utah (a new state for us); Massapequa, New York; and Torrance, California. We plan to open two more stores during the quarter in Northridge, California; and Staten Island, New York.

Financial Outlook

We are reaffirming our financial outlook on several key metrics for fiscal 2018, which ends on February 3, 2019:

  • Total revenues of $1.20 billion to $1.24 billion
  • Comparable store sales decrease in the low-to-mid single digits (on a comparable 52-week basis)
  • 14 to 15 new stores  
  • Net income of $95 million to $110 million
  • Effective tax rate of approximately 24% (including the estimated impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017) (vs. 23% to 24% previously) and diluted share count of approximately 40.5 million shares (vs. 41.0 million shares previously)
  • EBITDA of $255 million to $275 million
  • Total capital additions (net of tenant improvement allowances and other landlord payments) of $179 million to $189 million, up from $170 million to $180 million

Conference Call Today

Management will hold a conference call to discuss these results today at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). The conference call can be accessed over the phone by dialing (323) 794-2093 or toll-free (866) 548-4713. A replay will be available after the call for one year beginning at 7:00 p.m. Central Time (8:00 p.m. Eastern Time) and can be accessed by dialing (412) 317-6671 or toll-free (844) 512-2921; the passcode is 1175373.

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at www.daveandbusters.com under the Investor Relations section.

About Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., is the owner and operator of 115 venues in North America that combine entertainment and dining and offer customers the opportunity to "Eat, Drink, Play and Watch," all in one location.  Dave & Buster's offers a full menu of entrées and appetizers, a complete selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events.  Dave & Buster's currently has stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and, consequently, could be affected by our level of indebtedness, general business and economic conditions, the impact of competition, the seasonality of the company's business, adverse weather conditions, future commodity prices, guest and employee complaints and litigation, fuel and utility costs, labor costs and availability, changes in consumer and corporate spending, changes in demographic trends, changes in governmental regulations, unfavorable publicity, our ability to open new stores, and acts of God.  Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements, and the Company therefore cautions you against relying on such forward-looking statements.  Dave & Buster's intends these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this release and does not undertake to update or revise them as more appropriate information becomes available, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Store operating income before depreciation and amortization, and store operating income before depreciation and amortization margin (collectively the "non-GAAP financial measures"). The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that they provide useful information about operating results, enhance the overall understanding of our operating performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making.  The non-GAAP measures used by the Company in this press release may be different from the measures used by other companies.

 
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
 
     
ASSETS May 6, 2018 February 4, 2018
  (unaudited) (audited)
Current assets:    
     
Cash and cash equivalents$16,914 $18,795
Other current assets 78,480  76,112
     
Total current assets 95,394  94,907
     
Property and equipment, net 757,082  726,455
     
Intangible and other assets, net 374,830  375,668
     
Total assets$1,227,306 $1,197,030
     
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
Total current liabilities$218,234 $207,825
     
Other long-term liabilities 231,308  216,310
     
Long-term debt, net 339,554  351,249
     
Stockholders' equity 438,210  421,646
     
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,227,306 $1,197,030
     


 
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
         
  13 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended
  May 6, 2018 April 30, 2017
         
Food and beverage revenues$139,755 42.1% $129,811 42.7%
Amusement and other revenues 192,435 57.9%  174,337 57.3%
Total revenues 332,190 100.0%  304,148 100.0%
         
Cost of food and beverage (as a percentage of food and beverage revenues)  36,020 25.8%  32,702 25.2%
Cost of amusement and other (as a percentage of amusement and other revenues)  21,119 11.0%  16,283 9.3%
Total cost of products  57,139 17.2%  48,985 16.1%
Operating payroll and benefits 72,894 21.9%  65,190 21.4%
Other store operating expenses 93,340 28.2%  82,368 27.1%
General and administrative expenses 15,654 4.7%  14,978 4.9%
Depreciation and amortization expense 27,506 8.3%  23,928 7.9%
Pre-opening costs 7,053 2.1%  4,471 1.5%
Total operating costs 273,586 82.4%  239,920 78.9%
         
Operating income 58,604 17.6%  64,228 21.1%
         
Interest expense, net  2,857 0.8%  1,854 0.6%
         
Income before provision for income taxes 55,747 16.8%  62,374 20.5%
Provision for income taxes 13,597 4.1%  19,578 6.4%
Net income $42,150 12.7% $42,796 14.1%
         
Net income per share:        
Basic$1.06   $1.02  
Diluted$1.04   $0.98  
Weighted average shares used in per share calculations:        
Basic shares 39,695,421    42,027,551  
Diluted shares 40,612,388    43,522,403  
         
         
Other information:        
Company-owned and operated stores open at end of period 112    96  
 
         
The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the periods shown:
         
  13 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended
  May 6, 2018 April 30, 2017
         
Net income $42,150 12.7% $42,796 14.1%
Add back:  Interest expense, net  2,857    1,854  
Provision for income taxes 13,597    19,578  
Depreciation and amortization expense  27,506    23,928  
EBITDA 86,110 25.9%  88,156 29.0%
Add back:  Loss on asset disposal 262    645  
Share-based compensation  2,388    2,063  
Pre-opening costs  7,053    4,471  
Other costs  95    232  
Adjusted EBITDA $95,908 28.9% $95,567 31.4%
         
         
         
The following table sets forth a reconciliation of operating income to store operating income before depreciation and amortization for the periods shown:
         
  13 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended
  May 6, 2018 April 30, 2017
         
Operating income $58,604 17.6% $64,228 21.1%
Add back:  General and administrative expenses 15,654    14,978  
Depreciation and amortization expense  27,506    23,928  
Pre-opening costs 7,053    4,471  
Store operating income before depreciation and amortization$108,817 32.8% $107,605 35.4%
         

For Investor Relations Inquiries:
Arvind Bhatia, CFA
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.
214.904.2202
arvind_bhatia@daveandbusters.com

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