Dave & Buster’s Reports Record Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

DALLAS, Sept. 09, 2021 (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 record quarterly revenues, net income, and EBITDA for its second quarter of fiscal year 2021, which ended on August 1, 2021.

The Company began the second quarter with 138 open stores, or approximately 98 percent of its total store base. As of August 1, all of the Company’s 142 stores were open, including 1 new store opened during the quarter.

Key Second Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Revenues totaled a record $377.6 million compared with $50.8 million in the second quarter of 2020 and $344.6 million in the second quarter of 2019
  • Overall comparable store sales increased 3.6% compared with the same period in 2019
  • Net income totaled a record $52.8 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, compared with net loss of $58.6 million, or $1.24 per share in the second quarter of 2020 and net income of $32.4 million, or $0.90 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2019
  • EBITDA totaled a record $114.0 million, or 30.2% of revenues, compared with EBITDA loss of $46.0 million in the second quarter of 2020 and EBITDA of $79.0 million, or 22.9% of revenues in the second quarter of 2019
  • Adjusted EBITDA totaled a record $119.2 million, or 31.6% of revenues, compared with Adjusted EBITDA loss of $38.5 million in the second quarter of 2020 and Adjusted EBITDA of $86.0 million, or 25.0% of revenues in the second quarter of 2019
  • Launched new menu, completed rollout of mobile web platform and tablets, and executed new marketing strategy
  • Ended the quarter with $108 million in cash and approximately $340 million of liquidity available under the Company’s $500 million revolving credit facility, net of a $150 million minimum liquidity covenant and $10 million in letters of credit
  • Company has elected to redeem $55 million of 7.625% senior secured notes at 103% of principal, saving approximately $4.2 million in annualized interest

Brian Jenkins, Dave & Buster’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Dave & Buster’s second quarter was clear evidence that the brand is back, posting record revenues and EBITDA with all 142 stores open as of the end of the quarter. The entire team has demonstrated great resilience navigating the pandemic and positioning the Company to achieve new levels of performance. Through continued execution of our strategic initiatives, including our new menu, optimized marketing, and technology investments, we are excited to move forward with a strong foundation to drive sustained profitable growth.”

Second Quarter 2021 Results

Total revenues of $377.6 million increased 642.9% from $50.8 in the second quarter of 2020 and increased 9.6% from $344.6 million in the second quarter of 2019. Comparable store sales increased 3.6% compared with the second quarter of 2019 (the Company has chosen to continue reporting comparable store sales versus 2019 in order to provide a more meaningful comparison). Non-comparable store revenue totaled $67.3 million compared with $10.4 million in the second quarter of 2020.

Operating income totaled $79.2 million, or 21.0% of revenues, compared with operating loss of $81.1 million, or (159.6)% of revenues in the second quarter of 2020 and operating income $46.2 million, or 13.4% of revenues in the second quarter of 2019.

Net income totaled $52.8 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, compared with net loss of $58.6 million, or $1.24 per share in the second quarter of 2020 and net income of $32.4 million, or $0.90 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2019.

EBITDA totaled $114.0 million, or 30.2% of revenues, compared with EBITDA loss of $46.0 million, or (90.4)% of revenues in the second quarter of 2020 and EBITDA of $79.0 million, or 22.9% of revenues in the second quarter of 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $119.2 million, or 31.6% of revenues, compared with adjusted EBITDA loss of $38.5 million, or (75.7)% of revenues in the second quarter of 2020 and adjusted EBITDA of $86.0 million, or 25.0% of revenues in the second quarter of 2019.

Store operating income before depreciation and amortization totaled $134.2 million, or 35.5% of revenues, compared with store operating loss before depreciation and amortization of $34.3 million, or (67.5)% of revenues in the second quarter of 2020 and $99.7 million, or 28.9% of revenues in the second quarter of 2019.

Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Cash Flow

The Company generated approximately $121 million in operating cash flow during the second quarter, ending the quarter with $108 million in cash and approximately $340 million of availability under its $500 million revolving credit facility, net of a $150 million minimum liquidity covenant and $10 million in letters of credit.

Total long-term debt stood at $550 million consisting of 7.625% senior secured notes maturing in 2025.   As part of its ongoing capital allocation strategy, the Company has elected to redeem $55 million, or 10%, of its senior secured notes utilizing a redemption option in the Company’s October 2020 indenture agreement. Per the agreement, up to 10% of the notes may be redeemed at 103% of principal in the first twelve-month period after issuance. The Company expects to complete this redemption by September 20, 2021, resulting in annualized interest savings of approximately $4.2 million. Upon separate election, the Company may redeem an additional 10% at 103% of principal in the second twelve-month period after issuance, which commences October 27, 2021.

Third Quarter Business Update and Outlook

The Company’s business recovery has continued through the first five weeks of the third quarter, including Labor Day Monday, during which comparable store sales increased 1.3% compared with 2019.

Based on current trends, and barring any significant downturn due to the pandemic, the Company currently expects the following:

  • Third quarter comparable store sales to be approximately in line with the quarter-to-date trends compared to third quarter 2019.
  • Third quarter EBITDA to be significantly higher than third quarter 2019 EBITDA of $39.8 million, but with some moderation compared with the increase in the second quarter.
  • A total of four new store openings during fiscal year 2021 and the relocation of one existing location.
  • FY2021 capital additions (net of tenant allowances) of approximately $95 to $100 million, with approximately 49% dedicated to new stores and other operating initiatives, 14% for games, and 37% for maintenance needs.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q Available

The Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which will be available at www.sec.gov and at the Company’s investor relations website, contains a thorough review of its financial results for the 13 and 26 weeks ended August 1, 2021.

Investor Conference Call and Webcast

Management will hold a conference call to report 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 (720) 543-0206 or toll-free (800) 458-4121. 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 8867697.

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

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 143 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 40 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Forward-Looking Statements

The Company cautions that this release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements relating to the impact on our business and operations of the global spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and, consequently, could be affected by the uncertain and unprecedented impact of the coronavirus on our business and operations and the related impact on our liquidity needs; our ability to continue as a going concern; our ability to obtain waivers, and thereafter continue to satisfy covenant requirements, under our revolving credit facility; our ability to access other funding sources; the duration of government-mandated and voluntary shutdowns and restrictions; the speed with which our stores safely can be reopened and the level of customer demand following reopening; the economic impact of the coronavirus and related disruptions on the communities we serve; our overall level of indebtedness; general business and economic conditions, including as a result of the coronavirus; 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, including as a result of the coronavirus; 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, EBITDA margin, 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.

-- Financial Tables Follow –

 
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
 
     
ASSETS August 1, 2021 January 31, 2021
  (unaudited) (audited)
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $107,801  $11,891 
Other current assets  88,154   106,980 
Total current assets  195,955   118,871 
Property and equipment, net  785,227   815,027 
Operating lease right of use assets  1,018,558   1,037,569 
Intangible and other assets, net  384,765   381,357 
Total assets $2,384,505  $2,352,824 
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Total current liabilities $308,933  $271,636 
Operating lease liabilities  1,248,038   1,267,791 
Other long-term liabilities  59,843   63,777 
Long-term debt, net  537,816   596,388 
Stockholders' equity  229,875   153,232 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $2,384,505  $2,352,824 
     


     
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
             
  13 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended
  August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020 August 4, 2019
             
Food and beverage revenues$123,006  32.6% $17,002  33.4% $137,921  40.0%
Amusement and other revenues 254,632  67.4%  33,831  66.6%  206,678  60.0%
Total revenues  377,638  100.0%  50,833  100.0%  344,599  100.0%
             
Cost of food and beverage (as a percentage of food and beverage revenues)  33,127  26.9%  4,659  27.4%  36,934  26.8%
Cost of amusement and other (as a percentage of amusement and other revenues)  24,584  9.7%  4,025  11.9%  22,689  11.0%
Total cost of products  57,711  15.3%  8,684  17.1%  59,623  17.3%
Operating payroll and benefits 80,623  21.3%  13,756  27.1%  80,927  23.5%
Other store operating expenses 105,116  27.9%  62,682  123.2%  104,376  30.3%
General and administrative expenses  18,470  4.9%  9,278  18.3%  15,991  4.6%
Depreciation and amortization expense 34,875  9.2%  35,160  69.2%  32,745  9.5%
Pre-opening costs 1,676  0.4%  2,388  4.7%  4,723  1.4%
Total operating costs  298,471  79.0%  131,948  259.6%  298,385  86.6%
             
Operating income (loss)  79,167  21.0%  (81,115) -159.6%  46,214  13.4%
             
Interest expense, net 13,728  3.7%  8,163  16.0%  4,605  1.3%
             
Income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes 65,439  17.3%  (89,278) -175.6%  41,609  12.1%
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 12,669  3.3%  (30,676) -60.3%  9,253  2.7%
Net income (loss)$52,770  14.0% $(58,602) -115.3% $32,356  9.4%
             
Net income (loss) per share:            
Basic$1.10    $(1.24)   $0.91   
Diluted$1.07    $(1.24)   $0.90   
Weighted average shares used in per share calculations:            
Basic shares 48,178,611     47,111,763     35,407,965   
Diluted shares 49,229,817     47,111,763     36,015,710   
             
             
Other information:            
Company-owned stores at end of period 142     137     130   
Store operating weeks in the period  1,817     628     1,674   
Total revenue per store operating weeks in the period$208    $81    $206   
             
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 13 Weeks Ended
  August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020 August 4, 2019
             
Net income (loss) $52,770  14.0% $(58,602) -115.3% $32,356  9.4%
Add back: Interest expense, net 13,728     8,163     4,605   
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  12,669     (30,676)    9,253   
Depreciation and amortization expense  34,875     35,160     32,745   
EBITDA 114,042  30.2%  (45,955) -90.4%  78,959  22.9%
Add back: Loss on asset disposal 112     264     406   
Impairment of long-lived assets and lease termination costs  -     2,178     -   
Share-based compensation  3,187     2,734     1,907   
Pre-opening costs  1,676     2,388     4,723   
Other costs  135     (88)    (13)  
Adjusted EBITDA$119,152  31.6% $(38,479) -75.7% $85,982  25.0%
             
             
             
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 13 Weeks Ended
  August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020 August 4, 2019
             
Operating income (loss)$79,167  21.0% $(81,115) -159.6% $46,214  13.4%
Add back: General and administrative expenses 18,470     9,278     15,991   
Depreciation and amortization expense  34,875     35,160     32,745   
Pre-opening costs  1,676     2,388     4,723   
Store operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization$134,188  35.5% $(34,289) -67.5% $99,673  28.9%
             


 
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
             
  26 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
  August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020 August 4, 2019
             
Food and beverage revenues$208,764  32.5% $80,922  38.4% $286,142  40.4%
Amusement and other revenues 434,214  67.5%  129,717  61.6%  422,039  59.6%
Total revenues  642,978  100.0%  210,639  100.0%  708,181  100.0%
             
Cost of food and beverage (as a percentage of food and beverage revenues)  56,284  27.0%  22,003  27.2%  75,688  26.5%
Cost of amusement and other (as a percentage of amusement and other revenues)  41,198  9.5%  14,753  11.4%  45,660  10.8%
Total cost of products  97,482  15.2%  36,756  17.4%  121,348  17.1%
Operating payroll and benefits 130,902  20.4%  57,493  27.3%  163,800  23.1%
Other store operating expenses 189,561  29.4%  158,354  75.3%  210,621  29.8%
General and administrative expenses  35,561  5.5%  23,841  11.3%  32,837  4.6%
Depreciation and amortization expense 69,974  10.9%  70,512  33.5%  63,886  9.0%
Pre-opening costs 3,335  0.5%  6,211  2.9%  11,725  1.7%
Total operating costs  526,815  81.9%  353,167  167.7%  604,217  85.3%
             
Operating income (loss)  116,163  18.1%  (142,528) -67.7%  103,964  14.7%
             
Interest expense, net 28,548  4.5%  14,278  6.7%  8,661  1.2%
             
Income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes 87,615  13.6%  (156,806) -74.4%  95,303  13.5%
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 15,210  2.3%  (54,660) -25.9%  20,504  2.9%
Net income (loss)$72,405  11.3% $(102,146) -48.5% $74,799  10.6%
             
Net income (loss) per share:            
Basic$1.51    $(2.59)   $2.07   
Diluted$1.47    $(2.59)   $2.03   
Weighted average shares used in per share calculations:            
Basic shares 47,937,158     39,470,874     36,117,815   
Diluted shares 49,272,693     39,470,874     36,803,001   
             
             
Other information:            
Company-owned stores at end of period 142     137     130   
Store operating weeks in the period 3,450     1,461     3,290   
Total revenue per store operating weeks in the period$186    $144    $215   
             
The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the periods shown:
             
  26 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
  August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020 August 4, 2019
             
Net income (loss) $72,405  11.3% $(102,146) -48.5% $74,799  10.6%
Add back: Interest expense, net 28,548     14,278     8,661   
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  15,210     (54,660)    20,504   
Depreciation and amortization expense  69,974     70,512     63,886   
EBITDA 186,137  28.9%  (72,016) -34.2%  167,850  23.7%
Add back: Loss on asset disposal 257     417     826   
Impairment of long-lived assets and lease termination costs  -     13,727     -   
Share-based compensation  6,158     2,345     3,732   
Pre-opening costs  3,335     6,211     11,725   
Other costs  (30)    59     33   
Adjusted EBITDA$195,857  30.5% $(49,257) -23.4% $184,166  26.0%
             
             
             
The following table sets forth a reconciliation of operating income to store operating income before depreciation and amortization for the periods shown:
             
  26 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
  August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020 August 4, 2019
             
Operating income (loss)$116,163  18.1% $(142,528) -67.7% $103,964  14.7%
Add back: General and administrative expenses 35,561     23,841     32,837   
Depreciation and amortization expense  69,974     70,512     63,886   
Pre-opening costs  3,335     6,211     11,725   
Store operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization$225,033  35.0% $(41,964) -19.9% $212,412  30.0%
             

For Investor Relations Inquiries:

Scott Bowman, CFO
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.
972.813.1151
scott.bowman@daveandbusters.com 


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