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Live Ventures Incorporated Announces 60 Percent Increase in Revenues, 1,083 Percent Increase in Earnings per Share and $120M in Total Assets for its First Fiscal Quarter 2017

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Live Ventures Incorporated (Nasdaq:LIVE) (“Live Ventures” or the “Company”), a diversified holding company, today announces financial results for its first fiscal quarter 2017, which ended December 31, 2016.

The Company reported record quarterly revenue of $32.1 million, representing an increase of 60.1 percent over the same period last year, and quarterly earnings per basic share of $0.71, an increase of 1,083 percent over last year. When adding back one-time charges related to acquisition costs of Vintage Stock Inc., earnings per basic share of $0.88 increased 1,366 percent over the same period last year.

Key highlights of the first fiscal quarter 2017 compared to 2016 include:

  • Revenue increase of 60.1 percent
  • Gross profit increased by 97.3 percent
  • Operating earnings were higher by 251.3 percent
  • Net Income was up 711 percent
  • Basic earnings per share increased by $0.65 or 1083.3 percent
  • Diluted earnings per share increased by $0.32 or 640 percent

As of December 31, 2016, Live Ventures reported approximately $1.5 million in cash-on-hand, with an additional $12.5 million in available credit on the Company’s revolving lines of credit.

Total Assets for the first time exceeded $120 million. Net cash flow provided by operating activities was approximately $5.0 million for the first quarter. Working capital at December 31, 2016 was approximately $24.3 million. Stockholder’s equity increased approximately $4.8 million or 20 percent to $29 million over the prior quarter.

“We are thrilled with the strong results of our first quarter 2017. Revenues, profits and returns surged to record levels as a result of our core businesses and our recent acquisition of Vintage Stock, Inc.,” said Virland Johnson, CFO of Live Ventures Incorporated. “We remain focused on our current corporate strategy, as we have seen its demonstrated success. We are particularly enthusiastic regarding the exceptional returns we have achieved for our stockholders.”

The Company will be holding its first quarter conference call at 4:30pm Eastern Standard Time on February 9, 2017. Management will take live questions following the prepared remarks. Interested investors may participate in the conference call by dialing (888) 632-3382 (US domestic) or (785) 424-1677 (international) and providing the operator with the conference ID: LIVE VENTURES.

About Live Ventures Incorporated
Live Ventures Incorporated is a diversified holding company with several wholly owned subsidiaries and a strategic focus on acquiring profitable companies that have demonstrated a strong history of earnings power. Live Ventures Incorporated provides, among other businesses, marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. Its subsidiary, Marquis Industries, a specialty, high-performance yarns manufacturer, hard-surfaces re-seller, is a top-10 high-end residential carpet manufacturer in the United States. Marquis Industries, through its A-O Division, utilizes its state-of-the-art yarn extrusion capacity to market monofilament textured yarn products to the artificial turf industry. Marquis is the only manufacturer in the world that can produce certain types of yarn prized by the industry. Most recently, the company acquired Vintage Stock, Inc., an award-winning entertainment company, featuring movies, classic and new video games, music, collectible comics and toys, and the ability to special order and ship product worldwide to the customer’s doorstep. Vintage Stock is America’s largest entertainment superstore chain. The Company also operates a deal engine, which is a service that connects merchants and consumers via an innovative platform that uses geo-location, enabling businesses to communicate real-time and instant offers to nearby consumers. In addition, it maintains, through its subsidiary, ModernEveryday, an online consumer products retailer.

LIVE VENTURES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
(Unaudited)
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$1,586,753 $770,895
Trade and other receivables, net 8,351,502 8,334,801
Inventories, net 32,448,126 11,053,085
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,930,027 5,059,981
Total current assets 46,316,408 25,218,762
Property and equipment, net 20,094,350 14,014,501
Deposits and other assets 75,330 19,765
Deferred taxes 11,756,447 12,524,582
Intangible assets, net 3,029,371 1,689,790
Goodwill 39,066,061
Total assets$120,337,967 $53,467,400
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Liabilities:
Accounts payable$9,024,776 $5,402,654
Accrued liabilities 6,789,818 6,396,772
Income taxes payable
Current portion of long term debt 6,226,454 1,789,290
Total current liabilities 22,041,048 13,588,716
Notes payable, net of current portion 67,287,070 13,682,872
Note payable, related party 2,000,000 2,000,000
Total Liabilities 91,328,118 29,271,588
Commitment and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Series B convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 214,244 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 0 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 214
Series E convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000 shares authorized, 127,840 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and September 30, 2016, liquidation preference $38,352 10,866 10,866
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 2,085,998 shares issued and 2,055,876 shares outstanding at December 31, 2016; 2,819,327 shares issued and 2,789,205 shares outstanding at September 30, 2016 2,086 2,819
Paid in capital 56,705,679 53,319,217
Treasury stock (30,122 shares) (300,027) (300,027)
Accumulated deficit (27,408,969) (28,837,063)
Total equity 29,009,849 24,195,812
Total liabilities and equity$120,337,967 $53,467,400
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

LIVE VENTURES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
Three Months Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Revenues$32,188,664 $20,104,434
Cost of revenues 19,543,432 13,694,559
Gross profit 12,645,232 6,409,875
Operating expenses:
General and administrative expenses 7,058,674 2,365,873
Sales and marketing expenses 1,907,490 2,996,750
Total operating expenses 8,966,164 5,362,623
Operating income 3,679,068 1,047,252
Other income (expense):
Interest expense, net (1,449,476) (345,483)
Other income 41,890 12,553
Total other income (expense), net (1,407,586) (332,930)
Income before provision for income taxes 2,271,482 714,322
Provision for income taxes
Current tax expense:
Federal 30,431 353,691
State 44,343 60,289
Total Current tax expense 74,774 413,980
Deferred tax expense:
Federal 707,492
State 60,643
Total Deferred tax expense 768,135
Total provision (benefit) for income taxes 842,909 413,980
Net income 1,428,573 300,342
Net income attributed to noncontrolling interest 124,194
Net income attributed to Live Ventures, Incorporated$1,428,573 $176,148
Earnings per share:
Basic$0.71 $0.06
Diluted$0.37 $0.05
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 1,999,983 2,817,516
Diluted 3,833,523 3,309,782
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

LIVE VENTURES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
Three Months Ended December 31,
2016 2015
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income$1,428,573 $300,342
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 935,047 545,832
Amortization of debt issuance cost 40,136 4,954
Stock based compensation expense 1,443 91,227
Non-cash issuance of common stock for services 7,500
Provision for uncollectible accounts 66 3,353
Reserve for obsolete inventory 83,613 32,097
Change in deferred taxes 768,135
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 96,733 1,327,208
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,990,407 356,751
Inventories (1,318,562) 182,270
Deposits and other assets (55,565) 55
Accounts payable (221,388) 632,708
Accrued liabilities 1,246,047 (697,589)
Income tax payable (52,020)
Net cash provided by operating activities 4,994,685 2,734,688
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired (57,310,900)
Purchases of property and equipment (4,869,153) (94,439)
Net cash used in investing activities (62,180,053) (94,439)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Net borrowings under revolver loans 14,056,099 540,354
Payments of debt issuance costs (1,155,000)
Payment for the purchase of the noncontrolling interest (1,500,000)
Proceeds from issuance of notes payable 45,889,321
Payments on notes payable (789,194) (238,836)
Payments on notes payable, related party (845,566)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 58,001,226 (2,044,048)
INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 815,858 596,201
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period 770,895 2,727,818
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period$1,586,753 $3,324,019
Supplemental cash flow disclosures:
Interest paid$790,580 $345,483
Income taxes paid$ $466,000
Noncash financing and investing activities:
Conversion of accrued expense liabilities into common stock$3,384,500 $
Accrued and unpaid dividends$479 $480
Note payable issued for purchase of noncontrolling interest$ $500,000
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In accordance with the safe harbor provisions of this Act, statements contained herein that look forward in time that include everything other than historical information, involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s actual results. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. LiveDeal, Inc. may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by the company, including, but not limited to, plans and objectives of management for future operations or products, the market acceptance or future success of our products, and our future financial performance. The company cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in the company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, most recent Form 10-Q, and other filings with the U S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov). The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact: Live Ventures Incorporated Tim Matula, investor relations 425-836-9035 tmatula@live-ventures.com http://live-ventures.com Source: Live Ventures Incorporated

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