Washington, D.C. 20549




Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2013



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



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2481 Manana Drive

Dallas TX 75220

(Address of principal executive offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (214) 357-9588


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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


The information contained in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the Exhibit attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. Furthermore, the information contained in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


On June 17, 2013, Dave & Buster’s, Inc. issued a press release announcing its first quarter 2013 results. A copy of this Press Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.




99Press release dated June 17, 2013.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Date: June 18, 2013 By:     /s/ Jay L. Tobin
    Jay L. Tobin
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel
    and Secretary






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News Release

For further information contact:

Fitzhugh Taylor / Raphael Gross of ICR

203-682-8261 / 203-682-8253


Dave & Buster’s, Inc. Announces Record Setting

Adjusted EBITDA

-Achieves First Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $42.9 million on Comparable Sales Growth of 1.8%-


DALLAS, TX—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 17, 2013—Dave & Buster's, Inc., a leading operator of high volume entertainment/dining complexes, today announced financial results for its first quarter of 2013 which ended on May 5, 2013.


Highlights from the first quarter 2013 compared to the first quarter 2012 include:


§Comparable store sales increased 1.8%.
§Total revenues increased 2.9% to $168.2 million from $163.5 million.
§Adjusted EBITDA* increased 8.2% to $42.9 million from $39.7 million.
§As a percentage of total revenues, Adjusted EBITDA increased approximately 130 basis points to 25.5%.


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


“We had a solid start to the year during the first quarter as growth in Adjusted EBITDA outpaced our same store sales gain while newer stores contributed positively to our overall financial results,” said Steve King, Chief Executive Officer of Dave & Buster’s, Inc. “As the premier national dining and entertainment venue where guests can enjoy great food and beverages, play exciting games, and watch their favorite sports programming, we pride ourselves on being an attractive option for walk-in guests, parties and corporate functions and were therefore pleased to have grown each of these channels during the quarter. From a profitability standpoint, we leveraged expenses at the store-level and improved our key barometers of performance, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin, while also investing in our business as we prepare for more rapid new unit growth.”


King continued, “Our plans for 2013 include updating some of our facilities as well as building larger and smaller format stores in markets across the country. We are slated to complete seven remodeling projects this year that will serve to reinforce our strong appeal with contemporary designs and enhanced sports viewing areas. We are also on track to open four to six new stores this year. We firmly believe that the dynamic, high-energy and social experience we offer at Dave & Buster’s makes us a compelling destination for guests seeking both a dining and entertainment experience and are confident in our opportunity to grow sales and profits at existing locations while expanding our store footprint.”




Review of First Quarter 2013 Operating Results

Total revenues increased 2.9% to $168.2 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $163.5 million in the first quarter of 2012. Across all stores, Food and Beverage revenues increased 2.2% and Amusements and Other revenues increased 3.5%. Due to the 53rd week in fiscal 2012, there is a one-week calendar shift in the comparison of the fiscal first quarter of 2013 to the fiscal first quarter of 2012. The Company estimates that this calendar shift, which resulted in one less high-volume “winter week” during the first quarter of 2013, negatively impacted total revenues by $1.4 million.


Comparable store sales, which has been adjusted to reflect the one-week calendar shift, increased 1.8% in the first quarter of 2013. The increase was driven by a 1.8% increase in comparable walk-in sales and a 1.6% increase in comparable special events business sales. Non-comparable store revenues increased $3.9 million during the first quarter.


Adjusted EBITDA increased 8.2% to $42.9 million in the first quarter of 2013 from $39.7 million in last year’s first quarter. Exclusive of the one-week calendar shift in the quarter, Adjusted EBITDA is estimated to have increased by 10.7 %. As a percentage of total revenues, Adjusted EBITDA increased approximately 130 basis points to 25.5%.



The Company anticipates adding four to six new stores in 2013. There were no stores opened in the first quarter. One new store is expected to open late in the second quarter, with the balance scheduled to open throughout the second half of the year.


Total capital expenditures are estimated at $95 million to $105 million and include new store development, seven remodeling projects, new games and maintenance capital.


Conference Call

Management will hold a conference call to discuss these results today at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The conference call can be accessed over the phone by dialing 1-888-438-5491 or for international callers by dialing 1-719-325-2458. A replay will be available after the call for one year beginning at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time) and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 or for international callers by dialing 1-858-384-5517; the passcode is 6527650.


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




About Dave & Buster’s, Inc.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster’s is the premier national owner and operator of 61 high-volume venues that offer interactive entertainment options for adults and families, such as skill/sports-oriented redemption games and technologically advanced video and simulation games, combined with a full menu of high quality food and beverages. Dave & Buster’s currently has stores in 26 states and Canada. For additional information on Dave & Buster’s, please visit


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.





Condensed Consolidated Balance sheets

(in thousands)


ASSETS  May 5, 2013   February 3, 2013 
   (unaudited)   (audited) 
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $64,108   $36,117 
Other current assets   43,102    55,701 
Total current assets  $107,210   $91,818 
Property and equipment, net   329,379    337,239 
Intangible and other assets, net   375,176    375,496 
Total assets  $811,765   $804,553 
Total current liabilities  $94,235   $92,883 
Other long-term liabilities   103,025    107,115 
Long-term debt, less current liabilities, net unamortized discount   343,266    343,579 
Stockholder's equity   271,239    260,976 
Total liabilities and stockholder's equity  $811,765   $804,553 





Condensed Statements of Operations

(in thousands)



   13 Weeks Ended   13 Weeks Ended 
   May 5, 2013   April 29, 2012 
Food and beverage revenues  $80,911    48.1%  $79,144    48.4%
Amusement and other revenues   87,244    51.9%   84,330    51.6%
Total revenues   168,155    100.0%   163,474    100.0%
Cost of products   32,364    19.2%   30,954    18.9%
Store operating expenses   85,620    51.0%   85,491    52.3%
General and administrative expenses   9,724    5.8%   9,017    5.5%
Depreciation and amortization   16,910    10.1%   14,795    9.1%
Pre-opening costs   872    0.5%   150    0.1%
Total operating expenses   145,490    86.6%   140,407    85.9%
Operating income (loss)   22,665    13.4%   23,067    14.1%
Interest expense, net   8,142    4.8%   8,342    5.1%
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes   14,523    8.6%   14,725    9.0%
Provision for income taxes   4,494    2.7%   3,741    2.3%
Net income (loss)  $10,029    5.9%  $10,984    6.7%
Other information:                    
Company-owned and operated stores open at end of period (1)   61         59      


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 
   May 5, 2013   April 29, 2012 
Total net income  (loss)  $10,029      $10,984    
Add back:  Interest expense, net   8,142         8,342      
Provision for income taxes   4,494         3,741      
Depreciation and amortization   16,910         14,795      
EBITDA   39,575         37,862      
Add back:  Loss on asset disposal   504         336      
Share-based compensation   277         292      
Currency transaction loss (gain)   53         (47)     
Pre-opening costs   872         150      
Reimbursement of affiliate expenses   205         201      
Deferred amusement revenue and ticket                    
   redemption liability adjustments   1,346         779      
Transaction and other costs   100         101      
Adjusted EBITDA (2)  $42,932      $39,674    





(1) The store count excludes one franchise location in Canada. Our location in Dallas, Texas, which was permanently closed on December 17, 2012, was included in our store count for fiscal 2012.

(2) EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, is defined as net income (loss) before income tax provision (benefit), interest expense (net) and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA, also a non-GAAP measure, is defined as EBITDA plus (gain) loss on asset disposal, share-based compensation expense, pre-opening costs, reimbursement of affiliate expenses, and other non-cash or non-recurring charges. The company believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (collectively, “EBITDA – Based Measures”) provide useful information to debt holders regarding the Company’s operating performance and its capacity to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures. The Company believes that the EBITDA – Based Measures are used by many investors, analysts and rating agencies as a measure of performance. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is approximately equal to “Consolidated EBITDA” as defined in our senior secured credit facility and indentures relating to the Company’s senior notes. Neither of the EBITDA – Based Measures is defined by GAAP and neither should be considered in isolation or as an alternative to other financial data prepared in accordance with GAAP or as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as defined in this release may differ from similarly titled measures presented by other companies.