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August 11, 2016 08:00 ET

Chanticleer Holdings Reports Positive Adjusted EBITDA for Second Quarter; Revenue Increases 25%

Strong Growth, Improved Revenue Mix and Efficiency Initiatives Drive Improved Profitability

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - August 11, 2016) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) ("Chanticleer," or the "Company"), owner, operator and franchisor of multiple branded restaurants in the U.S. and abroad, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

Second Quarter Revenue Increases 25%, Company Achieves Adjusted EBITDA Profitability:

  • Total revenue for the second quarter increased 25.0% to $10.8 million, primarily from growth in the Fast Casual Better Burger segment.
  • Cost of sales improved to 32.7% compared to 34.5% in the comparable quarter last year.
  • Operating expenses improved to 54.5% compared to 58.4% in the comparable quarter last year.
  • General and administrative expenses decreased to 12.8% from 21.0% in the comparable quarter last year.
  • Net loss from continuing operations decreased to $(0.6) million or $(0.03) per share, compared to $(2.6) million or $(0.21) in the comparable quarter last year.
  • Restaurant EBITDA improved to $1.4 million compared to $0.7 million for the comparable quarter of last year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA improved to a profit of $0.2 million compared to a loss of $(0.6) million in the comparable quarter last year.

Six Months Revenue Increases 38%; $1.3 Million Adjusted EBITDA Improvement:

  • Total revenue for the six months increased 38.0% to $20.9 million, primarily from growth in the Fast Casual Better Burger segment.
  • Cost of sales improved to 32.9%, compared to 34.8% in the comparable period last year.
  • Operating expenses improved to 55.3% compared to 58.3% in the comparable period last year
  • General and administrative expenses decreased to 14.6% from 23.2% of sales in the comparable period last year.
  • Net loss from continuing operations decreased to $(1.5) million or $(0.07) per share, compared $(4.6) million or $(0.50) in the comparable period last year.
  • Net cash from operating activities improved to positive $0.3 million compared to a negative $(2.9) million in the first six months of last year.
  • Restaurant EBITDA improved to $2.6 million compared to $1.2 million in the first six months of last year
  • Adjusted EBITDA improved to a loss of $(0.0) million compared to a loss of $(1.3) million in the first six months of last year.

In June 2016, the Company approved a plan to exit the Australia and Eastern Europe markets, authorizing management to sell or close its five Hooters stores in Australia and its one store in Budapest. Management expects to complete negotiation of terms during the third quarter of 2016, and complete the disposal of the operations by the end of 2016. Accordingly, the operating results and related accounts of those regions have been classified as discontinued operations.

Mike Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of Chanticleer commented, "This was a very strong quarter for Chanticleer; we crossed a critical threshold and achieved EBITDA profitably from our continuing operations. These results were achieved primarily through growth and strong performance at our fast casual better burger segment, the recent strategic discontinuation of certain international stores to focus on restaurants with the strongest economic returns, and realization of initial cost benefits stemming from efficiency initiatives across our company."

Mr. Pruitt continued, "Our Better Burger business, which now accounts for well over half of our revenue, performed very well due to the growing strength of our regional brands. Little Big Burger (LBB), for example, has proven to be an exemplary acquisition and we have meaningfully increased the profitability of this business since acquiring it. We continue to expand our regional concepts through a combination of new company owned and franchise stores, and look forward to continuing to drive organic revenue growth, enhanced margins and grow profitability."

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call on August 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss the results of its second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

To access the call, dial (877) 407-8133 approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. International callers please dial (201) 689-8040. To access the webcast, including the quarterly slide presentation, log onto the Chanticleer website at http://ir.stockpr.com/chanticleerholdings/overview.

A replay of the teleconference will be available until September 11, 2016 and may be accessed by dialing (877) 660-6853. International callers may dial (201) 612-7415. Callers should use conference ID: 13642809.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. prepares its condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, the Company discloses information regarding Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant EBITDA, which differ from the term EBITDA as it is commonly used. In addition to adjusting net income (loss) from continuing operations to exclude taxes, interest, and depreciation and amortization, Adjusted EBITDA also excludes pre-opening and closing costs for our restaurants, non-cash expenses, transaction-related expenses, change in fair value of derivative liability and other income and expenses. In addition, Restaurant EBITDA also excludes management fee income, franchise revenue and general and administrative expenses. Adjusted EBITDA and restaurant EBITDA are not measures of performance defined in accordance with GAAP. However, adjusted EBITDA and restaurant EBITDA are used internally in planning and evaluating the company's operating performance and by the Company's creditors. Accordingly, management believes that disclosure of these metrics offers investors, bankers and other stakeholders an additional view of the company's operations that, when coupled with the GAAP results, provides a more complete understanding of the Company's financial results.

Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to net loss or to net cash used in operating activities as a measure of operating results or of liquidity. It may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies, and it excludes financial information that some may consider important in evaluating the company's performance. A reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant EBITDA is included in the accompanying financial schedules.

For further information, please refer to Chanticleer's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC on or about August 11, 2016, available online at www.sec.gov.

About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Chanticleer Holdings (HOTR), together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates restaurant brands in the United States and internationally. The Company is a franchisee owner of Hooters® restaurants in international markets including Australia, South Africa, and Europe, and two Hooters restaurants in the United States. The Company also owns and operates American Burger Co., BGR the Burger Joint, BT's Burger Joint, Little Big Burger and Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.

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Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
       
   (Unaudited)   
   June 30, 2016  December 31, 2015
ASSETS      
Current assets:           
 Cash  $983,211   $1,224,415  
 Accounts and other receivables   830,540    862,935  
 Inventories   499,452    569,545  
 Due from related parties   45,615    45,615  
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets   377,585    522,637  
 Assets of discontinued operations, current   1,673,507    593,430  
   TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   4,409,909    3,818,576  
Property and equipment, net   11,599,974    12,144,064  
Goodwill   12,569,290    12,702,139  
Intangible assets, net   6,635,823    6,776,936  
Investments at fair value   11,480    31,322  
Other investments   1,050,000    1,050,000  
Deposits and other assets   297,482    292,870  
Assets of discontinued operations   -    5,389,300  
  TOTAL ASSETS  $36,573,958   $42,205,207  
            
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY           
Current liabilities:           
 Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $5,401,930   $4,740,131  
 Current maturities of long-term debt and notes payable, net of discount of of $85,930 and $171,868, respectively   6,188,874    5,383,003  
 Current maturities of convertible notes payable, net of debt discount of $274,345 and $914,724, respectively   3,450,656    2,810,276  
 Current maturities of capital leases payable   25,087    39,303  
 Due to related parties   209,963    12,963  
 Deferred rent   117,627    683,793  
 Derivative liabilities   102,507    1,231,608  
 Liabilities of discontinued operations, current   1,832,550    1,279,955  
  TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   17,329,194    16,181,033  
Long-term debt, less current maturities, net of debt discount of $0 and $171,868, respectively   303,462    1,098,641  
Capital leases payable, less current maturities   9,120    15,969  
Deferred rent   2,048,671    1,740,012  
Liabilities of discontinued operations   -    58,648  
Deferred tax liabilities   1,421,612    1,353,771  
  TOTAL LIABILITIES   21,112,060    20,448,073  
            
Stockholders' equity:           
 Preferred stock: no par value; authorized 5,000,000 shares; none issued and outstanding   -    -  
 Common stock: $0.0001 par value; authorized 45,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 21,957,147 and 21,337,247 shares, respectively   2,196    2,134  
 Additional paid in capital   55,739,045    55,365,597  
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1,162,535 )  (987,695 )
 Non-controlling interest   510,445    389,810  
 Accumulated deficit   (39,627,252 )  (33,012,712 )
  TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   15,461,899    21,757,134  
  TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  $36,573,958   $42,205,207  
           
           
           
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
             
   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
   June 30, 2016  June 30, 2015  June 30, 2016  June 30, 2015
Revenue:                     
 Restaurant sales, net  $10,525,629   $8,369,369   $20,330,320   $14,788,264  
 Gaming income, net   97,978    71,749    197,511    166,422  
 Management fee income - non-affiliates   25,000    25,000    50,000    50,000  
 Franchise income   103,387    134,939    285,939    150,998  
  Total revenue   10,751,994    8,601,057    20,863,770    15,155,684  
Expenses:                     
 Restaurant cost of sales   3,445,116    2,888,532    6,695,086    5,152,437  
 Restaurant operating expenses   5,737,169    4,886,651    11,252,183    8,628,027  
 Restaurant pre-opening and closing expenses   -    336,580    7,555    339,339  
 General and administrative expenses   1,374,835    1,803,227    3,049,715    3,512,874  
 Depreciation and amortization   577,942    272,306    1,148,382    619,255  
  Total expenses   11,135,061    10,187,295    22,152,920    18,251,932  
Operating loss from continuing operations   (383,067 )  (1,586,238 )  (1,289,150 )  (3,096,249 )
Other (expense) income                     
 Interest expense   (650,478 )  (1,373,797 )  (1,251,405 )  (2,078,649 )
 Change in fair value of derivative liabilities   513,439    232,854    1,129,101    570,907  
 Loss on extinguishment of debt   -    (170,089 )  -    (170,089 )
 Other income (expense)   (27,706 )  265,542    (19,969 )  103,146  
  Total other (expense) income   (164,745 )  (1,045,490 )  (142,273 )  (1,574,685 )
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes   (547,812 )  (2,631,729 )  (1,431,424 )  (4,670,934 )
  Income tax benefit (expense)   (51,405 )  7,783    (85,393 )  43,252  
Loss from continuing operations   (599,217 )  (2,623,945 )  (1,516,817 )  (4,627,682 )
 Discontinued operations                     
 Loss from operation of discontinued operations, net of tax   (556,528 )  (929,503 )  (1,235,909 )  (929,503 )
 Loss on wite down of assets   (3,876,161 )  -    (3,876,161 )  -  
Consolidated net loss   (5,031,906 )  (3,553,448 )  (6,628,887 )  (5,557,185 )
  Less: Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interest   (21,375 )  (2,462 )  14,365    (14,524 )
Net loss attributable to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.  $(5,053,281 ) $(3,555,911 ) $(6,614,522 ) $(5,571,708 )
                      
Net loss attributable to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.:                     
 Loss from continuing operations  $(620,592 ) $(2,626,408 ) $(1,502,452 ) $(4,642,205 )
 Loss from discontinued operations   (4,432,689 )  (929,503 )  (5,112,070 )  (929,503 )
  Net loss attributable to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.  $(5,053,281 ) $(3,555,911 ) $(6,614,522 ) $(5,571,708 )
                      
Other comprehensive loss:                     
 Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities  $(22,381 ) $-   $(24,501 ) $-  
 Foreign currency translation (loss) gain   (307,543 )  (160,246 )  (109,140 )  (1,464,726 )
  Total other comprehensive loss   (329,924 )  (160,246 )  (133,641 )  (1,464,726 )
  Comprehensive loss  $(5,383,205 ) $(3,716,157 ) $(6,748,163 ) $(7,036,434 )
                      
Net loss attributable to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. per common share, basic and diluted:                     
 Continuing operations attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted  $(0.03 ) $(0.21 ) $(0.07 ) $(0.50 )
 Discontinued operations attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted  $(0.21 ) $(0.07 ) $(0.24 ) $(0.10 )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted   21,522,818    12,455,828    21,430,033    9,314,030  
                      
                 
                 
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
       
    
   June 30, 2016  June 30, 2015
Cash flows from operating activities:           
 Net loss  $(6,628,887 ) $(5,557,185 )
 Net loss from discontinued operations   5,112,070    929,503  
 Net loss from continuing operations   (1,516,817 )  (4,627,682 )
 Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:           
  Depreciation and amortization   1,148,382    619,255  
  Loss on disposal of property and equipment   -    472,770  
  Common stock and warrants issued for services   24,510    -  
  Common stock and warrants issued for interest   349,000    186,830  
  Amortization of debt discount   726,317    1,592,414  
  Amortization of warrants   -    22,375  
  Change in assets and liabilities:           
   Accounts and other receivables   32,395    78,096  
   Prepaid and other assets   140,440    (84,757 )
   Inventory   73,315    65,096  
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   502,777    161,062  
   Change in amounts payable to related parties   197,000    1,166  
   Derivative liabilities   (1,129,101 )  (570,907 )
   Deferred income taxes   67,841    (68,664 )
   Deferred rent   (257,507 )  (331,367 )
  Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities from continuing operations   358,551    (2,484,311 )
  Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations   (75,000 )  (433,779 )
  Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   283,551    (2,918,090 )
            
Cash flows from investing activities:           
 Purchase of property and equipment   (392,829 )  (664,127 )
 Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (72,215 )  (4,265,429 )
 Proceeds from sale of investments   8,902    -  
  Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations   (456,142 )  (4,929,556 )
            
Cash flows from financing activities:           
 Proceeds from sale of common stock and warrants   -    8,961,213  
 Loan proceeds   125,000    2,204,369  
 Loan repayments   (206,267 )  (760,138 )
 Capital lease payments   (10,783 )  (27,405 )
 Contribution of non-controlling interest   46,911    -  
  Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities from continuing operations   (45,139 )  10,378,039  
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (23,474 )  (4,944 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash   (241,204 )  2,525,449  
Cash, beginning of period   1,224,415    180,534  
Cash, end of period  $983,211   $2,705,983  
         
         
         
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconcilation of Net Loss to EBITDA
(Unaudited)
             
   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
   June 30, 2016  June 30, 2015  June 30, 2016  June 30, 2015
                      
Loss from continuing operations  $(599,217 ) $(2,623,945 ) $(1,516,817 ) $(4,627,682 )
Interest expense   650,478    1,373,797    1,251,405    2,078,649  
Income tax   51,405    (7,783 )  85,393    (43,252 )
Depreciation and amortization   577,942    272,306    1,148,382    619,255  
  EBITDA  $680,608   $(985,625 ) $968,363   $(1,973,030 )
Restaurant pre-opening and closing expenses   -    336,580    7,555    339,339  
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities   (513,439 )  (232,854 )  (1,129,101 )  (570,907 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt   -    170,089    -    170,089  
Transaction-related expenses   -    384,430    98,399    820,145  
Other income   27,706    (265,542 )  19,969    (103,146 )
  Adjusted EBITDA  $194,875   $(592,922 ) $(34,815 ) $(1,317,510 )
General and administrative expenses   1,374,835    1,418,797    2,951,316    2,692,729  
Franchise revenues   (103,387 )  (134,939 )  (285,939 )  (150,998 )
Management fee revenue   (25,000 )  (25,000 )  (50,000 )  (50,000 )
  Restaurant EBITDA  $1,441,323   $665,936   $2,580,562   $1,174,221  
                   

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