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Wilhelmina International, Inc. Reports Results for the Year Ended 2018

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Financial Highlights

(IN THOUSANDS) Q4 18 Q4 17   
% CHANGE
  YEAR ENDED
2018
YEAR ENDED
2017
% CHANGE
                             
Total Revenues $ 18,386 $ 17,042   7.9%   $ 77,851   $ 73,196    6.4%
                             
Operating Income (Loss)   206   (611 ) *      1,373     (299 ) *
                             
Income (Loss) Before Provision for Taxes   159   (651 ) *      1,189     (521 ) *
                             
Net Income   59   180   -67.2%      856     163   *
                             
Cash Flow Provided by (used in) Operating Activities   2,025   1,832   10.5%     3,756     (327 ) *
                             
EBITDA**      450   (377 ) *     2,280     513   344.4%
                             
Adjusted EBITDA**   552   (233 ) *     2,726     1,163   134.4%
                             
Pre-Corporate EBITDA** 782    29   *     3,851     2,242   71.8%
                           
**Non-GAAP measures referenced are detailed in the disclosures at the end of this release.
*Not Meaningful

DALLAS, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilhelmina International, Inc. (Nasdaq: WHLM) ("Wilhelmina" or the "Company") today reported revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 of $77.9 million, compared to $73.2 million for 2017. Net income was $0.9 million, or $0.16 per fully diluted share, for 2018, compared to $0.2 million, or $0.03 per fully diluted share, for 2017. Net income for 2017 had been favorably impacted by a $0.7 million income tax benefit largely attributable to passage of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Net cash provided by operating activities was $3.8 million in 2018, compared to net cash used by operating activities of $0.3 million in 2017. Pre-Corporate EBITDA was $3.9 million in 2018, compared to $2.2 million in 2017.

On a quarterly basis, the Company reported total revenues of $18.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $17.0 million for the same period of the prior year. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $0.1 million, compared to $0.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2017 had been favorably impacted by a $0.8 million income tax benefit largely attributable to passage of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Net cash provided by operating activities was $2.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $1.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017. Pre-Corporate EBITDA increased to $0.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $29 thousand for the three months ended December 31, 2017.

Mark Schwarz, Executive Chairman of Wilhelmina, said, “Wilhelmina delivered continued revenue growth for the fourth quarter in a row. Operating income was much improved compared to the prior year quarter and full year. The Company also achieved strong cash generation in the fourth quarter and for the full year, ending with a cash balance of $6.7 million.”

“As I reflect on 2018, I’m proud of the tremendous work of the Wilhelmina team,” said William Wackermann, Chief Executive Officer of Wilhelmina International. “We grew our digital initiatives, signed incredible talent and developed new business categories. These results were achieved along with growing revenue, net income, and EBITDA while reducing operating costs. I believe we’re entering 2019 on a firm foundation for long-term growth.”

Wilhemina achieved the following strategic goals in 2018:

Strengthened the core modeling business and provide outstanding service to clients and talent

  • Booked models into leading campaigns including Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, COACH, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Yeezy and NARS. 
     
  • Secured magazine covers, such as Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and Vogue Japan.

  • Improved accounts receivable days sales outstanding (“DSO”) by 19 days over the past two years to enable faster payments to talent.

Promoted industry leadership and cultural relevance

  • Established Wilhelmina Titans for Big & Tall models.

  • Wilhelmina Curve booked the first curve model in a Victoria’s Secret PINK campaign.

  • Wilhelmina Celebrity secured Nicki Minaj’s first Vogue cover.

  • New celebrities and influencers signed to the Company include Rae Sremmurd, Rich the Kid, Charlie Puth, Kygo, and Miles and Sofia Richie.

Drove expansion in new and growing business categories            

  • Aperture secured talent into Super Bowl commercials, campaigns, films and television shows.
     
  • Wilhelmina Studio expanded, casting and producing social and digital brand campaigns. Highlights included MCM Festive with Miles and Sofia Richie, and Diesel Haute Couture with Nicki Minaj.

  • Reached new audiences through “Vivian,” a Snapchat original series produced in collaboration with E!, NBCU Digital Labs, and IPC.

Fortified the business through disciplined management         

  • Generated $3.8 million of net cash provided by operating activities in 2018.
     
  • Reduced operating expenses driven by 7.5% decrease in office and general expenses.
     
  • Increased operating income to $1.4 million, compared to an operating loss of $0.3 million in the prior year.

Financial Results

Changes in net income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018, when compared to the three months and year ended December 31, 2017, were primarily the result of the following:

  • Revenues net of model costs increased by $1.3 million, or 6.4%, for the year ended December 31, 2018 when compared to the year ended December 31, 2017, primarily due to an increase in core modeling bookings in the United States, and an increase in bookings with the Aperture and Wilhelmina Studio divisions. Revenue net of model costs increased by $0.6 million, or 13.5%, for the three months ended December 31, 2018, when compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, primarily due to higher core modeling bookings in the United States.
     
  • Salaries and service costs for the year ended December 31, 2018 decreased $0.1 million, or 0.6%, when compared to the year ended December 31, 2017, primarily due to a reduction in share based payment expense in 2018. Salary and service costs for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were relatively unchanged when compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017.
     
  • Office and general expenses decreased $0.4 million, or 7.5%, for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to the year ended December 31, 2017, due primarily to reduced bad debt expenses, reduced legal fees, reduced insurance expenses, and reduced office supply expense. Office and general expenses decreased $0.2 million, or 15.0%, for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, primarily due to reduced bad debt expenses, reduced legal fees, and reduced office supply expense.
     
  • Amortization and depreciation expense increased $0.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to 2017 primarily due to new equipment being placed into service during 2017 and 2018.
     
  • Corporate overhead expenses increased $46 thousand for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to 2017 primarily due to higher stock exchange fees and SEC related compliance costs.
     
  • Operating income increased $1.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to the prior year due to increased revenues and lower operating expenses. For the three months ended December 31, 2018, operating income increased $0.8 million compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, due to increased revenues and lower operating expenses.
     
  • Net income increased $0.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to 2017, primarily due to an increase in operating income, partially offset by an increase in income tax expense.

The following table reconciles reported net income under generally accepted accounting principles to non-GAAP measures EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017.


(IN THOUSANDS) THREE MONTHS ENDED   
  DECEMBER 31,   
YEAR ENDED
DECEMBER 31,
    2018   2017     2018   2017  
Net income (loss) $   59 $   180   $   856 $   163  
Interest expense   28   40     101   128  
Income tax expense (benefit)   100   (831 )   333   (684 )
Amortization and depreciation   263   234     990   906  
EBITDA $   450 $   (377 ) $   2,280 $   513  
Foreign exchange loss   19   -     83   54  
Loss from unconsolidated affiliate   -   -     -   40  
Share-based payment expense   83   144     363   556  
Adjusted EBITDA $   552 $   (233 ) $   2,726 $   1,163  
Corporate overhead   230   262     1,125   1,079  
Pre-Corporate EBITDA $   782 $   29   $   3,851 $   2,242  


WILHELMINA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As of December 31, 2018 and 2017
(In thousands, except share data)

    2018     2017  
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 6,748     $ 4,256  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,791 and $2,171, respectively     11,901       13,627  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     197       180  
Total current assets     18,846       18,063  
             
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $3,264 and $2,349, respectively     2,567       3,039  
             
Trademarks and trade names with indefinite lives     8,467       8,467  
Other intangibles with finite lives, net of accumulated amortization of $8,684 and $8,609 respectively     53       128  
Goodwill     13,192       13,192  
Other assets     114       137  
             
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 43,239     $ 43,026  
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY             
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 5,071     $ 3,985  
Due to models     8,809       10,190  
Term loan - current     623       524  
Total current liabilities     14,503       14,699  
             
Long term liabilities:            
Net deferred income tax liability     631       521  
Term loan - non-current     2,000       1,623  
Total long-term liabilities     2,631       2,144  
             
Total liabilities     17,134         16,843  
             
Shareholders’ equity:            
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 9,000,000 shares authorized; 6,472,038 shares issued at December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017     65       65  
Treasury stock, 1,264,154 and 1,090,370 at December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, at cost     (6,093 )     (4,893 )
Additional paid-in capital     88,255       87,892  
Accumulated deficit     (56,029 )     (56,885 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     (93 )     4  
Total shareholders’ equity     26,105       26,183  
             
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $ 43,239     $ 43,026  
             


WILHELMINA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
For the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017
(In thousands, except per share data)

    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
    Dec 31,
2018
  Dec 31,
2017
  Dec 31,
2018
    Dec 31,
2017
Revenues                  
Revenues   $ 18,366     $ 17,042     $ 77,791       $ 73,162  
License fees and other income     20       -       60         34  
Total revenues     18,386       17,042       77,851         73,196  
                           
Model costs     13,076       12,365       55,600         52,275  
                           
Revenues net of model costs     5,310       4,677       22,251         20,921  
                           
Operating expenses                          
Salaries and service costs     3,506       3,492       14,015         14,103  
Office and general expenses     1,105       1,300       4,748         5,132  
Amortization and depreciation     263       234       990         906  
Corporate overhead     230       262       1,125         1,079  
Total operating expenses     5,104       5,288       20,878         21,220  
Operating income (loss)     206       (611 )     1,373         (299 )
                           
Other expense:                          
  Foreign exchange loss     (19 )     -       (83 )       (54 )
  Loss from unconsolidated affiliate     -       -       -         (40 )
  Interest expense     (28 )     (40 )     (101 )       (128 )
Total other expense     (47 )     (40 )     (184 )       (222 )
                           
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes      159       (651 )     1,189         (521 )
                           
Provision for income taxes:                          
  Current     (4 )     (180 )     (224 )       (362 )
  Deferred     (96 )       1,011       (109 )       1,046  
Income tax benefit (expense)     (100 )     831       (333 )       684  
                           
Net income   $ 59     $ 180     $ 856       $ 163  
                           
Other comprehensive income                          
Foreign currency translation benefit (loss)     (41 )     (31 )     (97 )       54  
Total comprehensive income   $ 18     $ 149     $ 759       $ 217  
                           
Basic net income per common share   $ 0.01     $ 0.03     $ 0.16       $ 0.03  
Diluted net income per common share   $ 0.01     $ 0.03     $ 0.16       $ 0.03  
                           
Weighted average common shares outstanding-basic     5,254       5,382       5,328         5,382  
Weighted average common shares outstanding-diluted     5,254       5,382       5,328         5,382  


WILHELMINA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
For the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017
 (In thousands)
                                               

       
    2018   2017  
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income:   $ 856       $ 163  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:              
Amortization and depreciation     990         906  
Share based payment expense     363         556  
Bad debt expenses     58         172  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:              
Accounts receivable     1,668         3,148  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (17 )       667  
Other assets     23         27  
Due to models     (1,381 )       (4,027 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     1,086         (796 )
Contingent liability to seller     -         (97 )
Deferred income taxes     110         (1,046 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     3,756         (327 )
               
Cash flows from investing activities:              
Purchases of property and equipment     (443 )       (657 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (443 )       (657 )
               
Cash flows from financing activities:              
Purchases of treasury stock     (1,200 )       -  
Proceeds from term loan     1,000         -  
Payments on term loan     (524 )       (502 )
Net cash used in financing activities     (724 )       (502 )
               
Foreign currency effect on cash flows:     (97 )       54  
               
Net change in cash and cash equivalents:       2,492           (1,432 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     4,256         5,688  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 6,748       $ 4,256  
               
               
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:              
Cash paid for interest   $ 99       $ 110  
Cash refund of income taxes   $ 44       $ 376  
               

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA represent measures of financial performance that are not calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“non-GAAP financial measures”). The Company considers EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA to be important measures of performance because they:

  • are key operating metrics of the Company's business;
  • are used by management in its planning and budgeting processes and to monitor and evaluate its financial and operating results; and
  • provide stockholders and potential investors with a means to evaluate the Company's financial and operating results against other companies within the Company's industry. 

The Company's calculation of non-GAAP financial measures may not be consistent with similar calculations by other companies in the Company's industry. The Company calculates EBITDA as net income plus interest expense, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization expense. The Company calculates “Adjusted EBITDA” as EBITDA plus foreign exchange gain/loss plus gain/loss from unconsolidated affiliate plus share-based payment expense and certain significant non-recurring items that the Company may include from time to time. The Company calculates “Pre-Corporate EBITDA” as Adjusted EBITDA plus corporate overhead expense, which includes director compensation, SEC compliance costs, audit and professional fees, and other public company costs.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to net and operating income as an indicator of the Company's operating performance or cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity or any other measure of performance derived in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Form 10-K Filing

Additional information concerning the Company's results of operations and financial position is included in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2019.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking” statements as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relating to the Company are based on the beliefs of the Company’s management as well as information currently available to the Company’s management. When used in this report, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect” and “intend” and words or phrases of similar import, as they relate to the Company or Company management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, in particular, projections about the Company’s future results, statements about its plans, strategies, business prospects, changes and trends in its business and the markets in which it operates. Additionally, statements concerning future matters such as gross billing levels, revenue levels, expense levels, and other statements regarding matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements. Management cautions that these forward-looking statements relate to future events or the Company’s future financial performance and are subject to business, economic, and other risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements of its business or its industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected or intended. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements.  As a result, no person should place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

About Wilhelmina International, Inc. (www.wilhelmina.com):

Wilhelmina, and its other subsidiaries, is an international full-service fashion model and talent management service, specializing in the representation and management of leading models, celebrities, artists, photographers, athletes, and content creators. Established in 1967 by fashion model Wilhelmina Cooper, Wilhelmina is one of the oldest and largest fashion model management companies in the world. Wilhelmina, a publicly traded company, is headquartered in New York and, since its founding, has grown to include operations in Los Angeles, Miami, London and Chicago. Wilhelmina also owns Aperture, a talent and commercial agency located in New York and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.wilhelmina.com and follow @WilhelminaModels.

CONTACT: Investor Relations
  Wilhelmina International, Inc.
  214-661-7488
  ir@wilhelmina.com 

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