Wilhelmina International, Inc. Reports Results for Second Quarter 2018

World News: . []

DALLAS, Aug. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilhelmina International, Inc. (Nasdaq:WHLM) ("Wilhelmina" or the "Company") today reported revenues of $20.6 million and net income of $364 thousand for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to revenues of $18.3 million and net loss of $52 thousand for the three months ended June 30, 2017.  For the six months ended June 30, 2018, Wilhelmina reported revenues of $40.3 million and net income of $589 thousand compared to revenue of $37.4 million and net loss of $43 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The increases in revenues when compared to the same periods of the prior year were primarily due to a increase in model bookings and contributions from new initiatives. Increased operating income was primarily the result of increases in service revenues compared to relatively unchanged operating expenses. As a result, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA also increased during the first half of 2018 compared to the same period prior year.

Mark Schwarz, Executive Chairman of Wilhelmina, said, “The Company’s results in the second quarter demonstrated an overall improvement in trends with growth in revenue, growth in earnings, $1.3 million in cash flows from operating activities and an ending cash balance of $4.6 million.  Year to date, including subsequent to the end of the second quarter, the Company has repurchased 112,138 shares at an average price of $6.97 for a total of $781,531. Inclusive of these purchases, since the 2012 initiation of the Company’s current repurchase program, 1,202,508 shares have been repurchased at an average price of approximately $4.72 per share, for a total of approximately $5.7 million.”

William Wackermann, Chief Executive Officer of Wilhelmina, said, “Wilhelmina had a strong second quarter driven by a solid performance in model bookings and growth in our Studio and Aperture businesses.  We continue to position the brand for future growth through innovation across talent categories. I am proud of our team and their efforts during the first half of 2018, and we will continue to push to make the second half a continued success.”

Net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 was $364 thousand and $589 thousand, or $0.07 and $0.11 per fully diluted share, compared to net losses of $52 thousand and $43 thousand, or $0.01 and $0.01 per fully diluted share, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017.

Pre-Corporate EBITDA was $1.1 million and $2.2 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $674 thousand and $1.5 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. 

The following table reconciles reported net income under generally accepted accounting principles to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017.

Changes in net income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, when compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, were primarily the result of the following:

Wilhelmina’s stock repurchase program enables it to repurchase up to an aggregate of 1,500,000 shares of common stock.  The shares may be repurchased from time to time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions at prices deemed appropriate.  During the first six months of 2018, 12,138 shares were repurchased under the stock repurchase program.  As of June 30, 2018, an additional 397,492 shares could yet be purchased under the Company’s stock repurchase program.  Subsequent to June 30, 2018, an additional 100,000 shares were repurchased.  From inception to August 10, 2018, 1,202,508 shares have been repurchased. 

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:

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.

Additional information concerning the Company's results of operations and financial position is included in the Company's Form 10-Q for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 10, 2018.

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 is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol WHLM.  Wilhelmina 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 and follow @WilhelminaModels.

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

More news and information about Wilhelmina International, Inc.

Published By:

Globe Newswire: 13:30 GMT Friday 10th August 2018

Published: .

Search for other references to "wilhelmina" on SPi News


Share

Previous StoryNext Story

SPi News is published by Sector Publishing Intelligence Ltd.
© Sector Publishing Intelligence Ltd 2018. [Admin Only]
 
Sector Publishing Intelligence Ltd.
Agriculture House, Acland Road, DORCHESTER, Dorset DT1 1EF United Kingdom
Registered in England and Wales number 0751938.
 
Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us