B. Riley Financial Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

- Quarterly Revenue of $21.3 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $3.1 million and Net Income of $1.5 million or $0.09 per Diluted Share

- Sept. 2015 YTD Revenue of $92.8 million, up 29% from Proforma Sept. 2014 YTD Period

- Sept. 2015 YTD Adjusted EBITDA of $23.4 million, up $16.7 million from Proforma Sept. 2014 YTD Period

- Dividend of $0.06 per Share Declared for Stockholders of Record as of Nov. 24, 2015

Nov 09, 2015, 16:05 ET from B. Riley Financial, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY), a diversified provider of financial and business advisory services, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Third Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Auction and liquidation segment revenue increased to $5.8 million, representing a 72% increase over the prior-year period. The increase was due in part to the completion of an auction for Big Eagle Services (Canada) with assets sold in excess of C$23 million to bidders across 11 countries.
  • Capital management business successfully closed fundraising for direct lending fund, GACP I, L.P. Total commitments of approximately $156 million were received from institutional and high net worth investors, including affiliates of KKR Credit Advisors and Tennenbaum Capital Partners.  
  • GACP I, L.P. closed its second investment, acting as lead investor and administrative agent for $25 million Term Loan for General Wireless Operations Inc. (dba as RadioShack).
  • B. Riley & Co. served as financial advisor to Hoffman Southwest Corporation in connection with its sale to Sterling Partners.

Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2015 increased 3% to $21.3 million from $20.7 million in the same year-ago period. The improvement was primarily attributable to an increase in revenues from the company's auction and liquidation segment, offset by a decrease in revenues from its capital markets segment.

  • Auction and Liquidation Segment: Revenue increased 72% to $5.8 million from $3.4 million in the same year-ago period.  Segment income for the quarter totaled $2.8 million, an improvement from a loss of $2.8 million in the same year-ago period.
  • Valuation and Appraisal Segment: Revenue increased 2% to $7.9 million from $7.8 million in the same year-ago period. Segment income for the quarter increased 23% to $2.4 million from $2.0 million in the same year-ago period.
  • Capital Markets Segment: B. Riley & Co.'s investment banking, wealth management, and sales and trading revenue totaled $7.5 million, a decrease of $2 million from $9.5 million in the same year-ago period. Segment income for the quarter was $34,000, a decrease from $2.9 million in the same year-ago period. 

Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and amortization of non-cash stock-based compensation) for the third quarter of 2015 totaled $3.1 million compared to $3.7 million in the same year-ago period (see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures," below for further discussion of this non-GAAP term).

Net income for the third quarter of 2015 totaled $1.5 million or $0.09 per diluted share, an improvement from a net loss of $868,000 or $(0.05) per diluted share in the same year-ago period.

At September 30, 2015, the company had $45.9 million of unrestricted cash, $124,000 of restricted cash, and $11.1 million of net investments in securities. Shareholder equity totaled $111.2 million at September 30, 2015.

Declaration of Dividend

On November 9, 2015, the company's board of directors approved a dividend of $0.06 per share, which will be paid on or about December 9, 2015 to stockholders of record on November 24, 2015. 

Management Commentary

"In many ways, Q3 was our most rewarding quarter since the combination of B. Riley and Great American Group last year," commented Bryant Riley, chairman and CEO of B. Riley Financial.  "We undertook several initiatives last year that reduced our fixed operating costs by about $9 million.  As a result, we were able to generate more than $3 million in adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter this year, despite a slower environment in our capital markets and retail liquidation divisions."  Mr. Riley continued, "Our ability to continue to pay out a portion of our profits in the form of dividends is also gratifying. Including today's announcement of a $0.06 dividend, we will have paid out $0.32 per share this year which is approximately 22% of our September 2015 YTD Adjusted EBITDA." 

Conference Call

B. Riley Financial will host an investor conference call today (November 9, 2015) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time). The company's chairman and CEO, Bryant Riley, President, Tom Kelleher, and CFO and COO, Phillip Ahn, will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.

Please call the conference telephone number 10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios Group at 949-574-3860.

Toll-Free Number: 877-407-0789 International Number: 201-689-8562

The conference call will be broadcasted live and available for replay via the investor relations section of the company's website at http://ir.brileyfin.com

A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time through November 16, 2015.

Toll-Free Replay Number: 877-870-5176 International Replay Number: 858-384-5517

Replay ID: 13624323

About B. Riley Financial, Inc.

B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY) provides collaborative financial services and solutions through several subsidiaries, including: B. Riley & Co. LLC, a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients; Great American Group, LLC, a leading provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, an SEC registered Investment Advisor, which includes B. Riley Asset Management, a provider of investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, and B. Riley Wealth Management (formally MK Capital Advisors), a multi-family office practice and wealth management firm focused on the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, a provider of senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and private U.S. companies.

B. Riley Financial is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in major financial markets throughout the United States and Europe. For more information on B. Riley Financial, visit www.brileyfin.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements by B. Riley Financial that are not based on historical fact, including, without limitation, statements containing the words "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions and statements. Such forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, express or implied statements regarding future financial performance, as well as statements regarding how management sees opportunities to grow and broaden the firm. Because these forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results, events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such factors include our ability to successfully integrate recent acquisitions, loss of key personnel, our ability to manage growth, the potential loss of financial institution clients, the timing of completion of significant engagements, and those risks described from time to time in B. Riley Financial's filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, the risks described in B. Riley Financial's (f/k/a Great American Group, Inc.) Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations."  Additional information will also be set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. All information is current as of the date this press release is issued, and B. Riley Financial undertakes no duty to update this information.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain of the information set forth herein, including adjusted EBITDA, pro forma financial information and proforma adjusted EBITDA, may be considered non-GAAP financial measures. B. Riley Financial believes this information is useful to investors because it provides a basis for measuring the Company's available capital resources, the operating performance of its business and its cash flow, excluding net interest expense, provisions for income taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation that would normally be included in the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). In addition, the Company's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in evaluating the Company's operating performance, capital resources and cash flow. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information presented in compliance with GAAP, and non-financial measures as reported by the Company may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts reported by other companies. The non-GAAP measures are described above and are reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measure in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements portion of this release under the headings "Adjusted EBITDA and Pro Forma EBITDA Reconciliation" and "Pro Forma Financial Information."

Investor Contact: Scott Liolios or Matt Glover Liolios Group, Inc. 949-574-3860 rily@liolios.com

 

B. RILEY FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except par value)

September 30,

December 31,

2015

2014

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

45,922

$

21,600

Restricted cash

124

7,657

Securities owned, at fair value

17,548

17,955

Accounts receivable, net

10,069

10,098

Advances against customer contracts

2,789

16,303

Due from related parties

3,703

Goods held for sale or auction

39

4,117

Deferred income taxes

4,645

6,420

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,351

3,795

Total current assets

86,190

87,945

Property and equipment, net

651

776

Goodwill

34,528

27,557

Other intangible assets, net

4,880

2,799

Deferred income taxes

15,505

19,181

Other assets

615

732

Total assets

$

142,369

$

138,990

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

17,551

$

12,233

Due to related parties

213

Auction and liquidation proceeds payable

665

Securities sold not yet purchased

6,481

746

Mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests

2,921

2,922

Asset based credit facility

18,506

Revolving credit facility

70

56

Notes payable

6,570

Contingent consideration- current portion

1,218

Total current liabilities

28,241

41,911

Contingent consideration, net of current portion

1,129

Total liabilities

29,370

41,911

Commitments and contingencies

B. Riley Financial, Inc. stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized; 16,311,452

and 15,968,607 issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2015 and December 31,

2014, respectively

2

2

Additional paid-in capital

116,423

110,598

Retained earnings (deficit)

(4,323)

(12,891)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(935)

(648)

Total B. Riley Financial, Inc. stockholders' equity

111,167

97,061

Noncontrolling interests

1,832

18

Total equity

112,999

97,079

Total liabilities and equity

$

142,369

$

138,990

 

 

 

B. RILEY FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenues:

Services and fees

$

21,150

$

20,669

$

82,176

$

48,001

Sale of goods

122

5

10,588

9,273

Total revenues

21,272

20,674

92,764

57,274

Operating expenses:

Direct cost of services

5,213

5,135

20,530

17,001

Cost of goods sold

1,747

3,071

10,811

Selling, general and administrative expenses

12,782

12,497

45,755

30,481

Restructuring charge

2,548

2,548

Total operating expenses

17,995

21,927

69,356

60,841

Operating income (loss)

3,277

(1,253)

23,408

(3,567)

Other income (expense):

Interest income

5

3

10

9

Interest expense

(64)

(53)

(735)

(1,130)

Income (loss) before income taxes

3,218

(1,303)

22,683

(4,688)

(Provision) benefit for income taxes

(600)

387

(8,060)

1,795

Net income (loss)

2,618

(916)

14,623

(2,893)

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

1,155

(48)

1,814

86

Net income (loss) attributable to B. Riley Financial, Inc.

$

1,463

$

(868)

$

12,809

$

(2,979)

Basic income (loss) per share 

$

0.09

$

(0.05)

$

0.79

$

(0.40)

Diluted income (loss) per share 

$

0.09

$

(0.05)

$

0.79

$

(0.40)

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

16,243,425

15,911,482

16,199,931

7,492,295

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

16,344,649

15,911,482

16,272,953

7,492,295

 

 

 

B. RILEY FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2015

2014

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

14,623

$

(2,893)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in)

operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

634

451

Provision for credit losses

366

166

Impairment of goods held for sale

1,750

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

7

77

Share based payments

1,192

Effect of foreign currency on operations

(363)

78

Non-cash interest

118

Deferred income taxes

5,451

(1,865)

Income allocated to mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests

and redeemable noncontrolling interests

1,796

1,580

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable and advances against customer contracts

13,177

(110)

Lease finance receivable

107

Due from related party

(3,916)

(111)

Securities owned

407

(14,289)

Goods held for sale or auction

52

9,062

Prepaid expenses and other assets

9

(675)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

5,371

(2,193)

Securities sold, not yet purchased

5,735

1,860

Auction and liquidation proceeds payable

(665)

1,220

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

43,994

(5,785)

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisition of MK Capital, net of cash acquired of $49

(2,451)

Purchases of property and equipment

(196)

(143)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

4

Decrease in note receivable - related party

1,200

Cash acquired in acquisition of B. Riley & Co., Inc.

2,668

Decrease (increase) in restricted cash

7,533

(3,203)

Net cash provided by investing activities

4,890

522

Cash flows from financing activities:

Repayment of asset based credit facility

(18,506)

(5,710)

Proceeds from revolving line of credit 

14

92

Proceeds from note payable - related party

4,500

Repayment of note payable - related party

(4,500)

Repayment of notes payable and long-term debt

(32,010)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

51,233

Dividends paid

(4,241)

Payment of employment taxes on vesting of restricted stock

(24)

Distribution to mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests

(1,797)

(1,494)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(24,554)

12,111

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

24,330

6,848

Effect of foreign currency on cash

(8)

(173)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

24,322

6,675

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

21,600

18,867

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

45,922

$

25,542

Supplemental disclosures:

Interest paid

$

303

$

1,389

Taxes paid

$

976

$

2

 

 

 

B. RILEY FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Segment Financial Information

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Auction and Liquidation reportable segment:

Revenues - Services and fees

$ 5,727

$ 3,397

$ 28,861

$ 14,627

Revenues - Sale of goods

122

5

10,588

9,273

Total revenues

5,849

3,402

39,449

23,900

Direct cost of services

(1,722)

(1,670)

(10,642)

(6,708)

Cost of goods sold

-

(1,747)

(3,071)

(10,811)

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

(1,260)

(1,460)

(7,725)

(7,292)

Restructuring charge

-

(1,339)

-

(1,339)

Depreciation and amortization

(45)

(19)

(147)

(92)

Segment income (loss)

2,822

(2,833)

17,864

(2,342)

Valuation and Appraisal reportable segment:

Revenues - Services and fees

7,945

7,764

22,972

23,499

Direct cost of services

(3,491)

(3,465)

(9,888)

(10,293)

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

(2,000)

(2,091)

(6,434)

(7,304)

Restructuring charge

-

(203)

-

(203)

Depreciation and amortization

(35)

(40)

(104)

(116)

Segment income

2,419

1,965

6,546

5,583

Capital markets reportable segment:

Revenues - Services and fees

7,478

9,508

30,343

9,875

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

(7,310)

(6,527)

(23,234)

(7,046)

Depreciation and amortization

(134)

(83)

(384)

(94)

Segment income

34

2,898

6,725

2,735

Consolidated operating income from reportable segments

5,275

2,030

31,135

5,976

Corporate and other expenses (includes restucturing charge of $1,006 in each of the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2014)

(1,998)

1

(7,727)

(9,543)

Interest income

5

3

10

9

Interest expense

(64)

(53)

(735)

(1,130)

Income (loss) before income taxes

3,218

1,981

22,683

(4,688)

(Provision) benefit for income taxes

(600)

387

(8,060)

1,795

Net income (loss)

2,618

2,368

14,623

(2,893)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

1,155

(48)

1,814

86

Net income (loss) attributable to B. Riley Financial, Inc.

$ 1,463

$ 2,416

$ 12,809

$ (2,979)

 

 

 

B. RILEY FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ADJUSTED EBITDA AND PROFORMA ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Adjusted EBITDA and Proforma Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation:

Net income (loss) as reported

$

1,463

$

(868)

$

12,809

$

(2,979)

Adjustments:

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

600

(387)

8,060

(1,795)

Interest expense

64

53

735

1,130

Interest income

(5)

(3)

(10)

(9)

Depreciation and amortization

213

187

634

451

Share based payments

726

1,192

Transaction costs related to B. Riley & Co., Inc. acquisition

995

Loss in United Kingdom from restructuring in the quarter ended September 30, 2014

465

465

Severance costs and compensation expense for fair value adjustment for mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests

4,298

5,212

Total EBITDA adjustments

1,598

4,613

10,611

6,449

Adjusted EBITDA

$

3,061

$

3,745

$

23,420

$

3,470

Proforma Adjusted EBITDA for B. Riley & Co., Inc. operations and new employment agreements

(22)

3,260

Proforma Adjusted EBITDA

$

3,061

$

3,723

$

23,420

$

6,730

 

 

 

B. RILEY FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

PROFORMA FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2014

2014

Proforma

Proforma

Proforma Revenues By Segment:

Auction and Liquidation reportable segment

$

3,402

$

23,900

Valuation and Appraisal reportable segment

7,764

23,499

Capital markets reportable segment

9,534

24,415

Total Proforma Revenue

$

20,700

$

71,814

Proforma net loss

$

(881)

$

(1,116)

Basic loss per share

$

(0.06)

$

(0.11)

Diluted loss per share

$

(0.06)

$

(0.11)

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

15,911,482

10,069,572

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

15,911,482

10,069,572

 

 

 

Note: The unaudited Pro forma financial information in the table above summarizes the combined results of operations of the company and B. Riley and Co., LLC and the related impact of the new employment agreements with Bryant Riley, Andrew Gumaer and Harvey Yellen that became effective upon the acquisition of B. Riley and Co., LLC, as though they had occurred as of January 1, 2014. The Pro forma financial information presented includes the effects of adjustments related to the amortization charges from the acquired intangible assets. The Pro forma financial information as presented above is for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that would have been achieved if the acquisition had taken place at the beginning of the earlier period presented, nor does it intend to be a projection of future results.

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