April 7, 2015

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results

Achieves Record-Setting Adjusted EBITDA and Margins for Fourth Quarter and Full Year

Issues Full Year 2015 Guidance

DALLAS, April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., (Nasdaq:PLAY), ("Dave & Buster's" or "the "Company"), an owner and operator of dining and entertainment venues, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year 2014, which ended on February 1, 2015. The Company also issued guidance for the full year 2015.

Key highlights from the fourth quarter 2014 compared to the fourth quarter 2013 include:

  • Total revenues increased 20.8% to $207.1 million from $171.4 million.
  • Comparable store sales increased 10.5%.
  • Opened three stores in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA*, a non-GAAP measure, increased 28.1% to $51.5 million from $40.2 million. As a percentage of total revenues, Adjusted EBITDA increased approximately 140 basis points to 24.9%.
  • Net income of $14.7 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.9 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter last year.
  • Pro forma net income**, a non-GAAP measure, was $14.1 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to $7.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter 2013.

Key highlights from the full year 2014 compared to the full year 2013 include:

  • Refinanced long-term debt to a more simplified term loan structure which significantly reduced interest expense.
  • Raised $98.6 million in net proceeds through an initial public offering and repaid $100 million of indebtedness.
  • Total revenues increased 17.5% to $746.8 million from $635.6 million.
  • Comparable store sales increased 7.3%.
  • Opened eight stores compared to five stores in fiscal 2013.
  • Adjusted EBITDA*, a non-GAAP measure, increased 22.5% to $165.1 million from $134.8 million. As a percentage of total revenues, Adjusted EBITDA increased approximately 90 basis points to 22.1%.
  • Net income of $7.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.2 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the full year 2013.
  • Pro forma net income**, a non-GAAP measure, was $32.8 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to $16.9 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, for the full year 2013. 

* A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Store-level EBITDA to Net income, the most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP, is set forth in the attachment to this release.

** A reconciliation of Pro forma net income to Net income, the most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP, is set forth in the attachment to this release.

"2014 was a fantastic year for Dave & Buster's. We generated record-setting revenues, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA margins and ended on a high note with an exceptional fourth quarter performance. D&B Sports played an important role in our 10.5% comparable store sales growth during the fourth quarter, but our sales growth across geographies, operating days, and day-parts demonstrates that Dave & Buster's brand appeal is much broader than just sports. The synergistic combination of dining, entertainment, and sports viewing in one destination, makes us the first choice for frequent fun," said Steve King, Chief Executive Officer.

King continued, "We have now outpaced the competitive industry benchmark for eleven consecutive quarters, demonstrating the strong appeal of 'Eat Drink Play and Watch' versus conventional casual dining and other entertainment options. I applaud the entire team for taking our brand to new heights."

King concluded, "In 2015, we intend to open seven to eight stores beginning with two in each of the first and second quarters. We will also be remodeling three stores and creating D&B Sports lounges in five additional stores to ensure that our facilities remain fresh and relevant for our intended audience. With a long-term market potential in North America in excess of 200 stores, we have a significant whitespace opportunity to expand our domestic store base, and over time, will explore international development options as well."

Review of Fourth Quarter 2014 Operating Results

Total revenues increased 20.8% to $207.1 million from $171.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Across all stores, Food and Beverage revenues increased 17.6% to $103.0 million and Amusements and Other revenues increased 24.2% to $104.0 million. 

Comparable store sales increased 10.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to a 0.7% increase in the same period last year. Our comparable store sales increase was driven by a 12.1% increase in walk-in sales and a 3.1% increase in special events sales. Non-comparable store revenues increased by $20.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $44.4 million, principally fueled by 108 additional store weeks from two stores opened in the fourth quarter of 2013 and eight stores opened in 2014.

Store-level EBITDA* increased 31.0% to $61.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 from $46.7 million in last year's fourth quarter. As a percentage of total revenues, Store-level EBITDA increased approximately 230 basis points to 29.6%. 

Adjusted EBITDA* increased 28.1% to $51.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 from $40.2 million in last year's fourth quarter. As a percentage of total revenues, Adjusted EBITDA increased approximately 140 basis points to 24.9%. 

Operating income increased to $28.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 from $18.3 million in last year's fourth quarter. As a percentage of total revenues, operating income increased approximately 280 basis points to 13.5%. 

Net income increased to $14.7 million, or $0.34 per diluted share (43.3 million diluted share base), compared to $4.9 million, or $0.14 per diluted share (34.0 million diluted share base), in last year's fourth quarter. Pro forma net income, a non-GAAP measure, was $14.1 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to $7.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Development

We opened three new stores during the fourth quarter in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; and Greenville, South Carolina, each of which is located in a new state and new market for Dave & Buster's. That brought our total openings for the year to eight stores in 2014.  

Total capital additions (net of tenant improvement allowances) for 2014 were $97.8 million and included development costs for store openings, several remodeling and related projects, new games and maintenance capital. Capital additions were lower than the expected range of $105 million to $110 million due to the timing of some expenditures.

In 2015, we plan to open seven to eight new stores and relocate one existing store. The majority of our 2015 new store openings will be in the large store format. We currently have five stores under construction. Total capital additions (net of tenant improvement allowances) are expected in the $116 million to $126 million range and include development costs for store openings, one store relocation, several remodeling and related projects, new games and maintenance capital.

Financial Outlook

We are providing the following financial outlook for 2015, which ends on January 31, 2016.

  • Total revenues of $808 million to $822 million.
  • Comparable store sales increase of 3.0% to 4.0%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* of $182 million to $187.5 million.
  • Effective tax rate of approximately 37% to 38%.
  • Net income of $36.7 million to $40.4 million.
  • Diluted share count of 43.7 million to 43.9 million.

Conference Call Today

Management will hold a conference call today to discuss these results at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). The conference call can be accessed over the phone by dialing (877) 719-9801 or for international callers by dialing (719) 325-4879. 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 (877) 870-5176 or for international callers by dialing (858) 384-5517; the passcode is 2885032.

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

About Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., an owner and operator of 72 venues in North America as of April 7, 2015 that combine dining and entertainment and offer customers the opportunity to "Eat Drink Play and Watch," all in one location. Dave & Buster's offers a full menu of "Fun American New Gourmet" entrées and appetizers, a full 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 30 states and Canada. 

Forward Looking Statements

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and, consequently, could be affected by our level of indebtedness, general business and economic conditions, 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, changes in demographic trends, changes in governmental regulations, unfavorable publicity, our ability to open new stores, and acts of God. 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, Adjusted EBITDA, Store-level EBITDA, Pro forma net income (loss), and Pro forma net income (loss) per share (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 past financial 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 Company also believes that these measures provide useful information to investors regarding our operating performance and our capacity to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures and are used by many investors, analysts and rating agencies as a measure of performance. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is consistent with that reported to our lenders to allow for leverage-based assessments. The non-GAAP measures used by the Company in this press release may be different from the methods used by other companies.

 
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
 
     
ASSETSFebruary 1, 2015February 2, 2014
     
Current assets:    
     
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 70,876  $ 38,080
Other current assets  72,404  61,264
     
Total current assets  143,280  99,344
     
Property and equipment, net  436,048  388,093
     
Intangible and other assets, net  371,361  374,321
     
Total assets  $ 950,689  $ 861,758
     
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
Total current liabilities  $ 126,140  $ 113,044
     
Other long-term liabilities  136,832  114,089
     
Long-term debt, less current liabilities, net unamortized discount  429,020  484,177
     
Stockholders' equity  258,697  150,448
     
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 950,689  $ 861,758
 
 
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
         
 13 Weeks Ended13 Weeks Ended
 February 1, 2015February 2, 2014
         
Food and beverage revenues  $ 103,048 49.8%  $ 87,603 51.1%
Amusement and other revenues  104,021 50.2%  83,768 48.9%
Total revenues  207,069 100.0%  171,371 100.0%
         
Cost of food and beverage (a)  26,183 25.4%  21,589 24.6%
Cost of amusement and other (b)  15,018 14.4%  12,182 14.5%
Total cost of products  41,201 19.9%  33,771 19.7%
Operating payroll and benefits  49,352 23.8%  41,456 24.2%
Other store operating expenses  55,323 26.7%  49,430 28.8%
General and administrative expenses  13,112 6.3%  9,535 5.6%
Depreciation and amortization expense  18,547 9.0%  17,004 9.9%
Pre-opening costs  1,559 0.8%  1,865 1.1%
Total operating costs  179,094 86.5%  153,061 89.3%
         
Operating income  27,975 13.5%  18,310 10.7%
         
Interest expense, net  4,963 2.4%  11,930 7.0%
Loss on debt retirement  -- 0.0%  -- 0.0%
         
Income before provision for income taxes  23,012 11.1%  6,380 3.7%
Provision for income taxes  8,352 4.0%  1,503 0.9%
Net income  $ 14,660 7.1%  $ 4,877 2.8%
         
Net income per share:        
Basic  $ 0.37    $ 0.15  
Diluted  $ 0.34    $ 0.14  
Weighted average shares used in per share calculations (c):        
Basic shares  39,969,230    33,191,811  
Diluted shares  43,341,818    34,034,149  
         
Other information:        
Company-owned and operated stores open at end of period (d) 73   66  
         
The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the periods shown:
 
 13 Weeks Ended13 Weeks Ended
 February 1, 2015February 2, 2014
Net income   $ 14,660 7.1%  $ 4,877 2.8%
Add back: Interest expense, net  4,963    11,930  
Loss on debt retirement  --    --  
Provision for income taxes  8,352    1,503  
Depreciation and amortization  18,547    17,004  
EBITDA  46,522 22.5%  35,314 20.6%
Add back: Loss on asset disposal  504    448  
Currency transaction loss  128    438  
Reimbursement of affiliate and other expenses  32    170  
Transaction and other costs  673    79  
Share-based compensation  348    299  
Pre-opening costs  1,559    1,865  
Change in deferred amusement revenue and ticket liability  1,719    1,565  
Adjusted EBITDA  $ 51,485 24.9%  $ 40,178 23.4%
         
EBITDA  $ 46,522 22.5%  $ 35,314 20.6%
Add back: General and administrative expenses  13,112    9,535  
Pre-opening costs  1,559    1,865  
Store-level EBITDA  $ 61,193 29.6%  $ 46,714 27.3%
         
(a) Cost of food and beverage percentage is calculated by dividing product cost by food and beverage revenue.
         
(b) Cost of amusement and other percentage is calculated by dividing product cost by amusement and other revenue.
         
(c) Historical share data has been adjusted to give effect to the 224.9835679 to 1 stock split of our common stock that was effective on October 9, 2014.
         
(d) Our Kensington/Bethesda, Maryland location (which permanently closed on August 12, 2014) is included in our store count for fiscal 2013.
 
 
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
         
 52 Weeks Ended52 Weeks Ended
 February 1, 2015February 2, 2014
         
Food and beverage revenues  $ 359,125 48.1%  $ 310,111 48.8%
Amusement and other revenues  387,626 51.9%  325,468 51.2%
Total revenues  746,751 100.0%  635,579 100.0%
         
Cost of food and beverage (a)  92,122 25.7%  77,577 25.0%
Cost of amusement and other (b)  54,353 14.0%  47,437 14.6%
Total cost of products  146,475 19.6%  125,014 19.7%
Operating payroll and benefits  175,709 23.5%  150,172 23.6%
Other store operating expenses  225,763 30.2%  199,537 31.4%
General and administrative expenses  44,574 6.0%  36,440 5.8%
Depreciation and amortization expense  70,868 9.5%  66,337 10.4%
Pre-opening costs  9,501 1.3%  7,040 1.1%
Total operating costs  672,890 90.1%  584,540 92.0%
         
Operating income  73,861 9.9%  51,039 8.0%
         
Interest expense, net  34,789 4.7%  47,809 7.5%
Loss on debt retirement  27,578 3.7%  -- 0.0%
         
Income before provision for income taxes  11,494 1.5%  3,230 0.5%
Provision for income taxes  3,858 0.5%  1,061 0.2%
Net income  $ 7,636 1.0%  $ 2,169 0.3%
         
Net income per share:        
Basic  $ 0.22    $ 0.07  
Diluted  $ 0.21    $ 0.06  
Weighted average shares used in per share calculations (c):        
Basic shares  35,314,884    33,187,776  
Diluted shares  37,126,048    34,030,115  
         
Other information:        
Company-owned and operated stores open at end of period (d) 73   66  
         
The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the periods shown:
 
 52 Weeks Ended52 Weeks Ended
 February 1, 2015February 2, 2014
Net income   $ 7,636 1.0%  $ 2,169 0.3%
Add back: Interest expense, net  34,789    47,809  
Loss on debt retirement  27,578    --  
Provision for income taxes  3,858    1,061  
Depreciation and amortization  70,868    66,337  
EBITDA  144,729 19.4%  117,376 18.5%
Add back: Loss on asset disposal  1,771    2,631  
Currency transaction loss  124    622  
Reimbursement of affiliate and other expenses  504    722  
Transaction and other costs  2,189    256  
Share-based compensation  2,212    1,207  
Pre-opening costs  9,501    7,040  
Change in deferred amusement revenue and ticket liability  4,097    4,936  
Adjusted EBITDA  $ 165,127 22.1%  $ 134,790 21.2%
         
EBITDA  $ 144,729 19.4%  $ 117,376 18.5%
Add back: General and administrative expenses  44,574    36,440  
Pre-opening costs  9,501    7,040  
Store-level EBITDA  $ 198,804 26.6%  $ 160,856 25.3%
         
(a) Cost of food and beverage percentage is calculated by dividing product cost by food and beverage revenue.
         
(b) Cost of amusement and other percentage is calculated by dividing product cost by amusement and other revenue.
         
(c) Historical share data has been adjusted to give effect to the 224.9835679 to 1 stock split of our common stock that was effective on October 9, 2014.
         
(d) Our Kensington/Bethesda, Maryland location (which permanently closed on August 12, 2014) is included in our store count for fiscal 2013.
 
 
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Reconciliation of Net Income to Pro Forma Net Income (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
         
 13 Weeks Ended52 Weeks Ended
 February 1, 2015February 2, 2014February 1, 2015February 2, 2014
Net Income, as reported  $ 14,660  $ 4,877  $ 7,636  $ 2,169
         
Interest expense, net (a)  4,963  11,930  34,789  47,809
Loss on debt retirement (a)  --  --  27,578  --
Proforma Interest expense based on reduced debt balance (b)  (4,963)  (4,895)  (19,889)  (19,771)
Share-based compensation (c)  348  299  2,212  1,207
Proforma Share-based compensation (d)  (1,020)  (1,020)  (3,635)  (3,635)
Transaction Costs (e)  644  55  1,756  55
Incremental public company costs (f)  (200)  (400)  (1,400)  (1,600)
Benefit for income taxes (g)  8,352  1,503  3,858  1,061
Pre-tax pro forma net income  22,784  12,349  52,905  27,295
 Pro forma provision for income taxes (g)  8,658  4,693  20,104  10,372
Pro forma net income   $ 14,126  $ 7,656  $ 32,801  $ 16,923
         
Pro forma net income per share :        
Pro forma basic   $ 0.35  $ 0.19  $ 0.82  $ 0.42
Pro forma diluted  $ 0.33  $ 0.18  $ 0.76  $ 0.40
         
Weighted average shares used in per share calculations:        
Basic shares (h)  39,969,228  39,956,531  39,969,228  39,952,481
Diluted shares (i)  43,341,816  42,747,958  42,905,945  42,759,134
         
(a) Reflects the adjustment to eliminate the historic net interest expense and loss on debt retirement for all periods presented. 
         
(b) Represents interest expense on our current post-IPO debt balance of $430,000 as if the balance were outstanding at February 4, 2013. This interest expense assumes a change in interest rate from 4.5% to 4.25% due to the reduction of our total leverage ratio on a post-IPO basis.
         
(c) Reflects the elimination of historic share-based compensation expense including costs associated with accelerated vesting and modification of options at the date of the IPO. 
         
(d) Represents an estimate of the recurring stock compensation expense that will be incurred subsequent to our IPO. Expense is primarily related to grants under the 2014 Stock Incentive Plan which was approved by our Board of Directors in October 2014.
         
(e) Reflects the elimination of certain legal, accounting and consulting costs incurred investigating potential capital market transactions, expenses recognized in the third quarter of 2014 for IPO-related costs that were not capitalized as part of our initial public offering and expenses recognized in the fourth quarter of 2014 related to follow-on offering of our common stock. 
         
(f) Represents an estimate of recurring incremental legal, accounting, insurance and other compliance costs we expect to incur as a public company.
         
(g) For comparability the provision for taxes is added back to arrive at pre-tax Adjusted net income (loss); then an estimated 38% tax rate is applied to arrive at Pro forma net income (loss).
         
(h) Basic shares for periods prior to the offering are determined by adjusting the historic common shares outstanding in each period to give effect to the 224.9835679 for 1 stock split which occurred immediately prior to the IPO and reflecting the 6,764,705 issued in connection with our IPO as if they were outstanding at February 4, 2013.
         
(i) Diluted shares reflect the Basic shares as calculated above and the stock split effected common stock equivalents in each period presented.
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