Wilhelmina International, Inc. Reports Results for Third Quarter 2016

Third Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Third quarter revenues of $20.9 million
  • Revenues for the first nine months of 2016 of $64.6 million
  • Net income for the third quarter of 2016 of $0.2 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter and nine months of 2016 of $0.8 million and $3.0 million, respectively
  • Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the third quarter and nine months of 2016 of $1.0 million and $3.8 million, respectively

(in thousands)
Q3 16

Q3 15
Q3 16
Q3 15
Total Revenues$20,908 $21,832 (4.2%)$64,594 $64,550 0.1%
Operating Income 650 1,278 (49.1%) 1,718 2,873 (40.2%)
Income Before Provision for Taxes 605 1,254 (51.8%) 1,686 2,736 (38.4%)
Net Income 227 667 (66.0%) 680 1,413 (51.9%)
EBITDA* 715 1,367 (47.7%) 2,002 3,101 (35.4%)
Adjusted EBITDA* 834 1,461 (42.9%) 2,988 3,414 (12.5%)
Pre-Corporate EBITDA* 1,026 1,628 (37.0%) 3,756 4,123 (8.9%)
*Non-GAAP measures referenced are detailed in the disclosures elsewhere in this release.

DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilhelmina International, Inc. (Nasdaq:WHLM) ("Wilhelmina" or the "Company") today reported revenues for the third quarter of 2016 of $20.9 million, compared to $21.8 million for the third quarter of 2015. Revenues decreased primarily due to a decrease in core model bookings in the United States partially offset by increased core model bookings in London, and a reduction in the number of licensed affiliates. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Pre-Corporate EBITDA decreased as result of lower revenues and higher operating expenses.

William Wackermann, Chief Executive Officer of Wilhelmina, said, “Strategic changes and talent upgrades made recently had a temporary negative impact on the third quarter 2016 results. We are confident that these improvements will allow us to better serve the Wilhelmina network for long-term growth going forward.”

Mark Schwarz, Executive Chairman of Wilhelmina, said, “Despite a lack of top line growth this quarter we still achieved the 2nd highest third-quarter revenue in the company’s history. London performed exceptionally well, our new Chicago office opened, important new talent agreements were signed and a meaningful share buyback transaction was accomplished during the quarter.”

Financial Results

Net income was $0.2 million and $0.7 million, or $0.04 and $0.12 per fully diluted share, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to net income of $0.7 million and $1.4 million, or $0.11 and $ 0.24 per fully diluted share, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015. Pre-Corporate EBITDA was $1.0 million and $3.8 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to $1.6 million and $4.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, respectively.

The following table reconciles reported net income under generally accepted accounting principles to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the third quarter and the first nine month periods ended September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015.

(in thousands)Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,

2016 2015 2016 2015
Net income$227 $667 $680 $1,413
Interest expense 21 - 21 -
Income tax expense 378 587 1,006 1,323
Amortization and depreciation 89 113 295 365
EBITDA$715 $1,367 $2,002 $3,101
Foreign exchange (gain) loss (1) 21 (8) 119
(Gain) loss from unconsolidated affiliate (5) 3 (11) 18
Share-based payment expense 95 70 253 176
Certain non-recurring items 30 - 752 -
Adjusted EBITDA$834 $1,461 $2,988 $3,414
Corporate overhead 192 167 768 709
Pre-Corporate EBITDA$1,026 $1,628 $3,756 $4,123

Changes in net income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, when compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, were primarily the result of the following:

  • Revenues net of model costs decreased by 6.4% for the three months and remained relatively unchanged for the nine months;
  • Salaries and service costs remained relatively unchanged for the three months ended September 30, 2016. For the nine months, an increase of 3.7% was primarily due to severance costs to the Company’s former employees that were incurred during the first nine months;
  • Office and general expenses increased 16.9% and 22.6% for the three and nine months primarily due to an increased legal costs and to recruiting fees related to the hiring of the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer in January 2016, and new Chief Financial Officer in April 2016;
  • Amortization and depreciation expense decreased to 21.2% and 19.2% for the three and nine months primarily due to several intangible assets becoming fully amortized;
  • Significant non-recurring items in the third quarter of 2016 were due to an increase in contingent consideration relating to the 2015 acquisition of Wilhelmina London Limited. The nine months of 2016 also included non-recurring items for the severance and recruiting fees noted above, as well as non-income tax accruals to reconcile the Company’s liability for previous years; and
  • Corporate overhead expenses increased 15.0% and 8.3% for the three and nine months primarily due to increased services cost.

(In thousands, except share data)
September 30,
December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,678 $ 4,556
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts $1,201 and $1,041, respectively 17,977 13,184
Deferred tax asset 1,522 1,358
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 390 191
Total current assets 23,567 19,289
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,249 and $1,026, respectively 3,006 2,111
Trademarks and trade names with indefinite lives 8,467 8,467
Other intangibles with finite lives, net of accumulated amortization of $8,503 and $8,431 respectively 233 306
Goodwill 13,192 13,192
Other assets 297 405
TOTAL ASSETS $ 48,762 $ 43,770
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 4,789 $ 3,772
Due to models 12,330 9,745
Contingent consideration to seller 97 -
Term loan - current 500 -
Total current liabilities 17,716 13,517
Long term liabilities:
Contingent consideration to seller - 67
Deferred income tax liability 2,929 2,407
Term loan – long term 2,230 -
Total long-term liabilities 5,159 2,474
Total liabilities 22,875 15,991
Shareholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued - -
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 12,500,000 shares authorized; 6,472,038 shares issued at
September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 65 65
Treasury stock, 1,090,370 and 683,654 shares, respectively, at cost (4,893) (2,118)
Additional paid-in capital 87,240 86,987
Accumulated deficit (56,463) (57,143)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (62) (12)
Total shareholders’ equity 25,887 27,779

(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
Sept 30,
Sept 30,
Sept 30,
Sept 30,
Revenues $ 20,880 $ 21,616 $ 64,512 $ 64,105
License fees and other income 28 216 82 445
Total revenues 20,908 21,832 64,594 64,550
Model costs 14,888 15,402 45,952 45,947
Revenues net of model costs 6,020 6,430 18,642 18,603
Operating expenses
Salaries and service costs 3,708 3,691 11,594 11,176
Office and general expenses 1,381 1,181 4,267 3,480
Amortization and depreciation 89 113 295 365
Corporate overhead 192 167 768 709
Total operating expenses 5,370 5,152 16,924 15,730
Operating income 650 1,278 1,718 2,873
Other income (expense):
Foreign exchange gain (loss) 1 (21) 8 (119)
Gain (loss) from an unconsolidated affiliate 5 (3) 11 (18)
Interest expense (21) - (21) -
Revaluation of contingent liability (30) - (30) -
Total other income (expense) (45) (24) (32) (137)
Income before provision for income taxes 605 1,254 1,686 2,736
Provision for income taxes:
Current (281) (135) (648) (486)
Deferred (97) (452) (358) (837)
Income tax (expense) (378) (587) (1,006) (1,323)
Net income $ 227 $ 667 $ 680 $ 1,413
Other comprehensive income
Foreign currency translation (expense) (12) (15) (50) (4)
Total comprehensive income 215 652 630 1,409
Basic net income per common share $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.24
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.24
Weighted average common shares outstanding-basic 5,586 5,843 5,716 5,856
Weighted average common shares outstanding-diluted 5,637 5,946 5,768 5,958

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 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 and executive officer compensation, legal, audit and professional fees, corporate office rent and travel.

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-Q Filing

Additional information concerning the Company's results of operations and financial position is included in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 14, 2016.

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 not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

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

Through Wilhelmina Models and its other subsidiaries, Wilhelmina International, Inc. provides traditional, full-service fashion model and talent management services, specializing in the representation and management of leading models, celebrities, artists, athletes and other talent to various customers and clients, including retailers, designers, advertising agencies and catalog/e-commerce companies. Wilhelmina Models was founded in 1967 by Wilhelmina Cooper, a renowned fashion model, and is one of the oldest and largest fashion model management companies in the world. Wilhelmina Models is headquartered in New York and, with operations located in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, London and Chile, as well as a global network of licensee agencies.

Website: http://www.wilhelmina.com

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

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