SOURCE: Tix Corporation

Tix Corporation

October 27, 2014 09:00 ET

Tix Corporation Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2014 Results

Third Quarter 2014 Revenues Increased 2% While Adjusted Earnings Increased 17%

STUDIO CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2014) - Tix Corporation (the "Company") (OTCQX: TIXC), a leading provider of discount ticketing services, today reported results for the third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2014.

Tix Corporation's business is operated by its wholly owned subsidiary Tix4Tonight, which sells discount show tickets from ten locations in Las Vegas. Tix4Tonight obtains its inventory of discount tickets from nearly every Las Vegas show along with numerous attractions and tours. The majority of our discount ticket locations also offer discount dinner reservations at various restaurants surrounding the Las Vegas Strip and downtown.

Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013

Third quarter 2014 revenues were comparable at $5.9 million compared with $5.8 million for the same period a year ago; an increase of 2%. 

Third quarter 2014 direct operating expenses decreased 4% to $2.3 million compared with $2.4 million for the same period a year ago. Included in these expenses are payroll costs, rents, and utilities. The decrease in expense of $89,000 was due to a reduction in payroll costs and a reduction in rents from a successful lease renegotiation. 

Third quarter 2014 selling, general and administrative expenses were $1.7 million compared with $2.3 million for the same period a year ago. Included in the three months ended September 30, 2013 expenses were $377,000 of expenses relating to certain non-recurring matters requiring legal and advisory services relating to corporate and governance matters and litigation. No similar expense occurred during the same period of the current year. Excluding these expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $240,000, or 12%, to $1.7 million compared to $2.0 million for same period of the prior year. The decrease in expenses of $240,000 was due to a reduction in stock based compensation expense of $150,000, a reduction in general legal expense of $119,000, offset by an increase in expenses over our remaining operating accounts of $29,000. 

Third quarter 2014 net income was $1.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted common share, as compared to a net income of $649,000, or $0.03 per diluted common share, reported for the same period a year ago. Adjusted Earnings (as defined and explained below) for the third quarter 2014, which includes adjustments for items such as expenses related to litigation and related legal matters described below, was $1.9 million, or $0.10 per diluted common share, as compared to Adjusted Earnings of $1.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted common share, reported for the same period a year ago.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013

For the first nine months of 2014, revenues increased 3% to $16.8 million compared with $16.2 million for the same period a year ago. The increase in revenues was due to an increase in the number of discount ticket locations as compared to the same period of the prior year. 

For the first nine months of 2014, direct operating expenses increased 2% to $7.0 million compared with $6.9 million for the same period a year ago. The increase in expense of $121,000 was due to increased rents related to an increase in discount ticket locations in operation during the period as compared to the same period of the prior year, offset by a reduction in rents from successful lease renegotiations and a reduction in payroll costs. 

For the first nine months of 2014, selling, general and administrative expenses were $5.5 million compared with $6.9 million for the same period a year ago. Included in these expenses are $109,000 of expenses during the first nine months of 2014 and $1.0 million of expenses during the same period a year ago, in each case relating to expenses for certain non-recurring matters requiring legal and advisory services relating to corporate and governance matters and litigation expenses. Excluding these expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $471,000, or 8%, to $5.4 million compared to $5.9 million for the same period of the prior year. The decrease in expenses of $471,000 was due to a reduction in stock based compensation expense of $483,000, offset by an increase in expenses over our remaining operating accounts of $12,000. 

For the first nine months of 2014, net income was $3.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, as compared to a net income of $1.5 million, or $0.06 per diluted common share, reported for the same period a year ago. Adjusted Earnings (as defined and explained below) for the first nine months of 2014, which includes adjustments for items such as expenses related to litigation and related legal matters described below, was $4.6 million, or $0.25 per diluted common share, as compared to Adjusted Earnings of $4.2 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, reported for the same period a year ago.

Conclusion

Mitch Francis, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are pleased with our third quarter performance which posted the strongest quarterly Adjusted Earnings in two years. With our improved cash flows, we recently paid in full our remaining obligation under our senior secured note payable."

Investor Conference Call

The Company does not host a conference call following its earnings release. Investors are encouraged to contact the Company's investor relations officer, Steve Handy, CFO, at (818) 761-1002 with any questions.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Included in this press release is a "non-GAAP financial measure," which is a measure of the Company's historical or future performance that is different from measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP but that the Company believes is useful to investors. The Company defines Adjusted Earnings as net income plus (a) other expense, net, (b) income taxes, (c) depreciation and amortization charges, (d) stock based compensation expense, (e) loss on disposition of property and equipment, (f) unusual litigation, and (g) expenses for certain non-recurring matters requiring legal and advisory services relating to corporate and governance matters. The Company believes that Adjusted Earnings is a useful measure of the Company's operating performance because a significant portion of its assets consists of goodwill and intangible assets and property and equipment that are amortized and depreciated as non-cash items over their remaining useful lives in accordance with GAAP. The Company's presentation of Adjusted Earnings may help investors assess the Company's performance before the effect of various items that do not directly affect the Company's ongoing operating performance. The Company also believes that measures similar to the Company's measurement of Adjusted Earnings are widely used in similar entertainment companies to measure operating performance, although Adjusted Earnings as calculated by the Company is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures by such other companies. Adjusted Earnings (a) does not represent net income or cash flows from operations as defined by GAAP, (b) is not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund the Company's cash flow needs, and (c) should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or the Company's other financial information as determined under GAAP.

About Tix Corporation

Tix Corporation (OTCQX: TIXC) provides discount ticketing services. It currently operates ten discount ticket stores in Las Vegas under its Tix4Tonight marquee, which offers up to a 50 percent discount for same-day shows, concerts, attractions and sporting events, as well as discount reservations for dining.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the historical information contained herein, certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the expected operations and sales, potential improvements in consumer spending in Las Vegas, and our future revenues and financial position. These forward-looking statements are based on expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's various historical filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and, since November 2010, the Company's filings with the OTCQX. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. A copy of the Company's reports can be found on the Company website at www.tixcorp.com or at www.otcqx.com.

   
   
TIX CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
             
    September 30, 2014     December 31, 2013  
    (Unaudited)        
Assets  
Current assets:  
  Cash   $ 5,762,000     $ 3,176,000  
  Accounts receivable     67,000       63,000  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     199,000       268,000  
    Total current assets     6,028,000       3,507,000  
                 
Property and equipment, net     925,000       884,000  
                 
Other assets:                
  Intangible assets:                
    Goodwill     3,120,000       3,120,000  
    Intangibles, net     232,000       498,000  
    Total intangible assets     3,352,000       3,618,000  
  Deposits and other assets     68,000       71,000  
    Total other assets     3,420,000       3,689,000  
      Total assets   $ 10,373,000     $ 8,080,000  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable - shows and events   $ 2,238,000     $ 693,000  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses     534,000       939,000  
  Deferred revenue     61,000       29,000  
  Senior secured note payable - Short term     1,007,000       -  
  Notes payable - short term and net of discount     176,000       3,726,000  
  Obligation for share purchase - short term     81,000       84,000  
    Total current liabilities     4,097,000       5,471,000  
                 
Deferred rent obligations     86,000       133,000  
Senior secured note payable - net of current portion     500,000       -  
Notes payable - net of current portion and discount     546,000       728,000  
Obligation for share purchases - net of current portion     78,000       160,000  
Total liabilities     5,307,000       6,492,000  
                 
Stockholders' equity:                
  Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 500,000 shares authorized; none issued     -       -  
  Common Stock, $.08 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 18,179,744 shares net of 15,446,803 treasury shares, and 18,218,572 shares net of 15,406,803 treasury shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively     2,691,000       2,691,000  
  Additional paid-in capital     93,664,000       93,356,000  
  Obligation for share purchases     (2,134,000 )     (2,088,000 )
  Cost of shares held in treasury     (25,457,000 )     (25,413,000 )
  Accumulated deficit     (63,698,000 )     (66,958,000 )
    Total stockholders' equity     5,066,000       1,588,000  
      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 10,373,000     $ 8,080,000  
                       
   
TIX CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
 
             
    Three Months Ended September 30,  
    2014     2013  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
                 
Revenues   $ 5,855,000     $ 5,759,000  
Operating expenses:                
  Direct costs of revenues     2,325,000       2,414,000  
  Selling, general and administrative expenses     1,727,000       2,344,000  
  Depreciation and amortization     198,000       294,000  
    Total costs and expenses     4,250,000       5,052,000  
Operating income     1,605,000       707,000  
Other expense:                
  Other income     3,000       -  
  Interest income     -       2,000  
  Interest expense     (38,000 )     (15,000 )
    Other expense, net     (35,000 )     (13,000 )
Income before income tax expense     1,570,000       694,000  
Income tax expense     39,000       45,000  
Net income     1,531,000       649,000  
Other comprehensive loss:                
  Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities     -       9,000  
Comprehensive income   $ 1,531,000     $ 658,000  
                 
Net income per common share                
  Net income per common share - basic   $ 0.08     $ 0.03  
  Net income per common share - diluted   $ 0.08     $ 0.03  
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic     18,179,744       23,669,831  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted     18,272,313       23,747,694  
                 
   
TIX CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
 
             
    Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2014     2013  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
                 
Revenues   $ 16,754,000     $ 16,202,000  
Operating expenses:                
  Direct costs of revenues     7,002,000       6,881,000  
  Selling, general and administrative expenses     5,510,000       6,868,000  
  Depreciation and amortization     661,000       838,000  
    Total costs and expenses     13,173,000       14,587,000  
Operating income     3,581,000       1,615,000  
Other expense:                
  Other income     3,000       -  
  Interest income     1,000       13,000  
  Interest expense     (205,000 )     (42,000 )
    Other expense, net     (201,000 )     (29,000 )
Income before income tax expense     3,380,000       1,586,000  
Income tax expense     120,000       121,000  
Net income     3,260,000       1,465,000  
Other comprehensive loss:                
  Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities     -       16,000  
Comprehensive income   $ 3,260,000     $ 1,481,000  
                 
Net income per common share                
  Net income per common share - basic   $ 0.18     $ 0.06  
  Net income per common share - diluted   $ 0.18     $ 0.06  
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic     18,204,799       23,669,831  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted     18,297,368       23,734,395  
                 
   
TIX CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 
       
    Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2014     2013  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
  Net income   $ 3,260,000     $ 1,465,000  
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                
    Depreciation     394,000       458,000  
    Non-cash and accrued interest     18,000       19,000  
    Realized loss on available-for-sale securities arising during the period     -       24,000  
    Amortization of intangible assets     266,000       381,000  
    Fair value of options and warrants issued to employees and directors     267,000       750,000  
    (Increase) decrease in:                
      Accounts receivable     (4,000 )     (10,000 )
      Prepaid expenses and other assets     72,000       318,000  
    Increase (decrease) in:                
      Accounts payable - shows and events     1,545,000       (264,000 )
      Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (405,000 )     (251,000 )
      Deferred revenue     32,000       (65,000 )
      Deferred rent obligations     (47,000 )     (11,000 )
        Net cash provided by operating activities     5,398,000       2,814,000  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
  Purchases of property and equipment     (435,000 )     (586,000 )
  Purchase of short-term investments     -       (1,199,000 )
  Maturity of short-term investments     -       2,386,000  
        Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     (435,000 )     601,000  
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
  Cash received on issuance of senior secured note payable     4,000,000       -  
  Payment on senior secured note payable     (2,500,000 )     -  
  Payment on notes payable     (3,743,000 )     -  
  Purchase of treasury shares     (44,000 )     -  
  Obligation for share purchases     (90,000 )     (212,000 )
        Net cash used in financing activities     (2,377,000 )     (212,000 )
                   
  Net increase     2,586,000       3,203,000  
  Cash, balance at beginning of period     3,176,000       6,017,000  
  Cash, balance at end of period   $ 5,762,000     $ 9,220,000  
                 
 
TIX CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS
(UNAUDITED)
 
The following table set forth a reconciliation of consolidated net income to consolidated Adjusted Earnings:
 
    Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended
    September 30, 2014   September 30, 2013
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Net income   $ 1,531,000   $ 649,000
Income tax expense     39,000     45,000
Other expense, net     35,000     13,000
Stock based compensation expense     107,000     256,000
Depreciation and amortization     198,000     294,000
Litigation expense and non-routine legal and advisory services for corporate and governance matters     -     377,000
Adjusted Earnings   $ 1,910,000   $ 1,634,000
             
    Nine Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30, 2014   September 30, 2013
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Net income   $ 3,260,000   $ 1,465,000
Income tax expense     120,000     121,000
Other expense, net     201,000     29,000
Stock based compensation expense     267,000     750,000
Depreciation and amortization     661,000     838,000
Litigation expense and non-routine legal and advisory services for corporate and governance matters     109,000     996,000
Adjusted Earnings   $ 4,618,000   $ 4,199,000
             
             

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Steve Handy
    CFO
    818-761-1002