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Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

Nov 10, 2016

HONG KONG, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NASDAQ: EGT) ("Entertainment Gaming Asia" or "the Company"), a gaming company focused on growing markets in Pan-Asia, today reported operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016 and reviewed recent corporate progress. 

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Key Financial Metrics

  • Consolidated revenue of $690,000 for the third quarter of 2016
  • Adjusted LBITDA (loss from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, gains on disposals and non-cash charges) of $1.4 million for the third quarter of 2016
  • Net loss from continuing operations of $122,000 for the third quarter of 2016
  • Cash balance of $35.0 million and zero debt as of September 30, 2016

Third Quarter of 2016 Financial Performance 
The Company's third quarter of 2016 consolidated revenue was $690,000 compared to $4.5 million in the third quarter of 2015. The decrease was primarily due to the expiration of the Company's electronic gaming machine, or EGM, participation agreement with NagaWorld on February 29, 2016.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) and research and development (R&D) expenses totaled $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2016 compared to $1.1 million in the prior year period. The increase primarily related to the new social gaming operations.

Operating expenses, excluding capitalized costs, for social gaming were $561,000 in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $94,000 in the second quarter of 2016 and $9,000 in the prior year period. In accordance with relevant accounting standards for software development, the Company ceased to capitalize software development costs and began to expense all social gaming costs and amortize the previously capitalized costs following the initial market test of the platform in mid-August 2016. Total combined operating expenses and capitalized costs related to the social gaming platform were $980,000 in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $817,000 in the second quarter of 2016 and $9,000 in the prior year period. The sequential quarterly increase was primarily due to higher salaries due to increased head count and higher technology and marketing expenses associated with the initial test launch.

The Company reported adjusted LBITDA from continuing operations of $1.4 million in the third quarter of 2016 compared to adjusted EBITDA of $2.4 million in the third quarter of 2015.

The Company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $122,000, or $0.01 per share, for the third quarter of 2016 compared to net income from continuing operations of $797,000, or $0.06 per share, for the third quarter of 2015. The weighted average diluted share count was 14.5 million shares for both periods. The decline in net income from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2016 was primarily due to lower gaming operations revenue and higher operating expenses related to the new social gaming operations.  This was partially offset by lower depreciation and amortization expenses related to the gaming operations and a $1.6 million gain on the disposition of a total of 824 of the Company's EGM seats that had been placed in NagaWorld in Cambodia and Leisure World VIP Slot Club in the Philippines in the third quarter of 2016.

The Company reported a net loss from the discontinued gaming products operations of $622,000, or $0.04 per share, in the third quarter of 2016, which primarily related to factory lease payments and the lease termination in September 2016. This compared to net income from discontinued operations of $649,000, or $0.04 per share, in the third quarter of 2015.

Clarence Chung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Entertainment Gaming Asia, commented, "We continue our efforts to refine our business operations and position ourselves for new opportunities. Following the disposition of our gaming products assets in May 2016 for cash proceeds of $5.9 million and our EGMs in NagaWorld and Leisure World in July 2016 for cash proceeds of $3.3 million, we sold all 71 EGMs seats in Thansur Bokor in October 2016 for cash proceeds of $250,000. While our reduced base of operations will have a negative impact on our near-term earnings, these transactions provide us a total of approximately $9.4 million in cash proceeds, excluding $765,000 in expense reimbursements for severance costs and factory lease payments and the potential for earn outs on certain gaming chip and plaque sales related to the now discontinued gaming products business. To date, we have received $7.3 million of the sale proceeds and have cash resources of approximately $35 million which, we believe, enhances our ability to pursue and execute on new projects. 

"We are actively pursuing projects that we believe will provide long-term growth potential for the Company. These potential projects are in new businesses, such as the film and related businesses, for the Company and would provide us a new strategic direction. We are eager to share more information on these potential opportunities should they become more definitive in nature.

"In addition, we continue our efforts to develop a free-to-play, mobile, social games platform for the Pan-Asian market. We are testing the platform in certain markets to assess its potential as a provider to long-term earnings."

Entertainment Gaming Asia is hosting a conference call and simultaneous webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET today, November 10, 2016, both of which are open to the general public. The conference call number is 800/926-9795 or 212/231-2935. Questions and answers will be reserved for call-in analysts and investors. Interested parties may also access the live call on the Internet at www.EGT-Group.com. Please allow 15 minutes to register and download and install any necessary software.  Following its completion, a replay of the call can be accessed for thirty days on the Internet at www.EGT-Group.com.

About Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. 
Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NASDAQ: EGT), an indirect, majority-owned subsidiary of Melco International Development Limited, is a gaming company engaged in the leasing of electronic gaming machines to the gaming industry in Cambodia and the Philippines.  The Company is also developing a free-to-play online social gaming platform for certain Asian markets.  

Forward Looking Statements 
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Entertainment Gaming Asia within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Those forward-looking statements include statements regarding expectations for: the Company's ability to develop and successfully launch a social gaming platform and fund this initiative; expectations for the viability of the social gaming platform, its revenue model and rollout timeline; the Company's expectations for expanding its business model to new businesses that will provide growth for the Company; and, the Company's ability to secure and execute on new projects and fund those projects. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual circumstances, events or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include, but are not limited to, risks related to the Company's ability to: identify and implement successful marketing and promotional strategies for the Company's gaming operations; identify and successfully develop additional projects; acquire additional capital as and when needed; adapt to potential changes in gaming policies and political stability in the countries in which the Company operates; the ability to successfully launch its social gaming platform and operate and compete in the social gaming market; and, those other risks set forth in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC on March 30, 2016 and subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur. 

- financial tables follow -

 

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss/Income

(Unaudited)




Three-Month Period
Ended September 30,



Nine-Month Period 
Ended September 30,

(amounts in thousands, except per share data)

2016



2015



2016



2015

Revenues:












   Gaming operations


689



4,483



6,814



13,407

   Social gaming platform


1





1



Total revenues


690



4,483



6,815



13,407













Operating costs and expenses:












   Cost of gaming operations












           Gaming property and equipment Depreciation


167



751



1,041



2,352

           Casino contract amortization




608



528



1,830

           Other gaming related intangibles amortization




63



96



189

           Other operating costs


542



927



2,495



2,718

Cost of social gaming platform


77





77



Selling, general and administrative expenses


1,443



1,073



3,551



3,620

Gain on disposition of assets


(1,632)





(1,653)



(24)

Research and development expenses


63



9



548



9

Depreciation and amortization


25



33



79



100

Total operating costs and expenses


685



3,464



6,762



10,794

Income from continuing operations


5



1,019



53



2,613













Other (expenses)/income:












Interest expense and finance fees








(3)

Interest income


2



3



7



9

Foreign currency losses


(34)



(100)



(25)



(129)

Other


11



4



22



15

Total other (expenses)/income


(21)



(93)



4



(108)

(Loss)/income from continuing operations before income tax


(16)



926



57



2,505













Income tax expenses


(106)



(129)



(314)



(166)













Net (loss)/income from continuing operations


(122)



797



(257)



2,339

Net (loss)/income from discontinued operations, net of tax


(622)



649



(2,729)



1,139













Net (loss)/income attributable to EGT stockholders

$

(744)


$

1,446


$

(2,986)


$

3,478













Other comprehensive loss:












   Foreign currency translation


(55)



(64)



(58)



(79)













Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to EGT stockholders

$

(799)


$

1,382


$

(3,044)


$

3,399













Per share data (basic and diluted):












   (Loss)/earnings

$

(0.05)


$

0.10


$

(0.21)


$

0.24

   (Loss)/earnings from continuing operations

$

(0.01)


$

0.06


$

(0.02)


$

0.16

   (Loss)/earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax

$

(0.04)


$

0.04


$

(0.19)


$

0.08













Weighted average common shares outstanding:












    Basic


14,464



14,460



14,462



14,456

    Diluted


14,464



14,474



14,462



14,483














All historical revenues and expenses associated with the Company's gaming products division, the principal assets of which were sold in May 2016, have been reclassified as discontinued operations for the presented periods.

 


Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets




September 30,
2016


December 31,
2015

(amounts in thousands, except per share data)


(Unaudited)



ASSETS





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$

35,021

$

30,681

Accounts receivable, net


367


724

Amounts due from related parties



257

Other receivables


1,049


78

Inventories


57


2,378

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


490


295

Contract amendment fees



18

Total current assets


36,984


34,431






Gaming equipment, net


685


2,985

Casino contracts



528

Property and equipment, net


1,242


5,919

Goodwill


325


332

Intangible assets, net


1,485


391

Deferred tax assets


268


274

Prepaids, deposits and other assets


1,279


425

Total assets

$

42,268

$

45,285






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable

$

558

$

288

Amounts due to related parties


93


239

Accrued expenses


1,884


1,755

Income tax payable


271


2

Deferred revenue



9

Customer deposits and other current liabilities


41


529

Total current liabilities


2,847


2,822






Other liabilities


821


880

Deferred tax liability


29


29

Total liabilities


3,697


3,731






Stockholders' equity:





Common stock, $.001 par value, 38,000,000 shares authorized;14,464,220 shares issued and outstanding


14


14

Additional paid-in-capital


47,824


47,763

Accumulated other comprehensive income


651


709

Accumulated losses


(9,919)


(6,933)

Total EGT stockholders' equity


38,570


41,553

Non-controlling interest


1


1

Total stockholders' equity


38,571


41,554

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

42,268

$

45,285

 

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc.

Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from Continuing Operations

(Unaudited)









Three-Month Period
Ended September 30,



Nine-Month Period
Ended September 30,

(amounts in thousands)


2016



2015



2016



2015

Net (loss)/ income from continuing operations – GAAP basis

$

(122)


$

797


$

(257)


$

2,339

Interest expense and finance fees








3

Interest income


(2)



(3)



(7)



(9)

Income tax expenses


106



129



314



166

Depreciation and amortization


256



1,455



1,808



4,472

Stock-based compensation expenses


40



17



61



67

Gain on dispositions of assets


(1,632)





(1,653)



(24)

Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations

$

(1,354)


$

2,395


$

266


$

7,014

 

Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations is (losses)/earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, gains on disposals and other non-cash operating income and expenses. Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations is presented exclusively as a supplemental disclosure because management believes that it is widely used to measure the performance, and as a basis for valuation, of gaming companies. Management uses Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations as a measure of the operating performance of its segments and to compare the operating performance of its operations with those of its competitors. The Company also presents Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations because it is used by some investors as a way to measure a company's ability to incur and service debt, make capital expenditures and meet working capital requirements. Gaming companies have historically reported (LBITDA)/EBITDA as a supplement to financial measures in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations should not be considered as an alternative to operating income as an indicator of the Company's performance, as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity, or as an alternative to any other measure determined in accordance with GAAP. Unlike net income/(loss), Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations does not include depreciation or interest expense and,  therefore, does not reflect current or future capital expenditures or the cost of capital. The Company compensates for these limitations by using Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations as only one of several comparative tools, together with GAAP measurements, to assist in the evaluation of operating performance. Such GAAP measurements include operating income, net income/(loss), cash flows from operations and cash flow data. The Company has significant uses of cash flows, including capital expenditures, taxes and other non-recurring charges, which are not reflected in Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations. Entertainment Gaming Asia's calculation of Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA from continuing operations may be different from the calculation methods used by other companies and, therefore, comparability may be limited.

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc.

Gaming Operations Performance Metrics
(Unaudited)




Three-Month Period
Ended September 30,


Nine-Month Period
Ended September 30,




2016



2015



2016



2015

Net revenue to EGT (in thousands)













   Participation operations













      Cambodia

$

207


$

3,618


$

3,024


$

10,727

      Philippines


362



597



1,574



1,917

      Service revenue(1)


120



268



458



763

   Consolidated participation total 


689



4,483



5,056



13,407

   Fixed fee operations






1,758



   Consolidated total

$

689


$

4,483


$

6,814


$

13,407













Average daily revenue (per unit)












   Participation operations












      Cambodia

$

18


$

152


$

85


$

148

      Philippines

$

41


$

59


$

56


$

64

   Consolidated participation total 

$

30


$

120


$

70


$

120

   Fixed fee operations

$


$


$

22


$

   Consolidated total

$

30


$

120


$

59


$

120

EGM seats in operation (period end) (2)












   Participation operations












      Cambodia








350



1,008

      Philippines








398



556

   Consolidated participation total 








748



1,564

   Fixed fee operations










   Consolidated total








748



1,564



(1)

Service revenue represents reimbursements of certain expenses, which for accounting purposes, are included in the revenue and grossed up in the cost of gaming operations.

(2)

In July 2016, the Company sold 670 and 154 EGMs placed in NagaWorld and Leisure World, respectively.

 

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SOURCE Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc.

For further information: Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc., Traci Mangini, tracimangini@EGT-Group.com, 872/802-4227

 
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