Chanticleer Holdings Reports First Quarter Operating Results

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BURG) (“Chanticleer,” or the “Company”), owner, operator and franchisor of multiple branded restaurants in the U.S. and abroad, today announced its first quarter financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

First Quarter Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Total revenue of $10.0 million increased 1.4% compared to the same period last year. Growth in our Better Burger and Hooters businesses were offset by lower traffic in our Just Fresh business and the closure of underperforming locations.
  • G&A decreased 13.2% to $1.2 million compared with $1.4 million in the prior year. 
  • Net loss attributable to Common Shareholders was $2.6 million, $(0.83) per share, compared to $1.8 million, $(0.79) per share in the prior year. Excluding the non-cash impairment charges, net loss attributable to Common Shareholders would have been approximately $1.0 million or $(0.30) per share.
  • Non-Gaap Restaurant EBITDA improved to $1.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to $0.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.
  • Non-Gaap Adjusted EBITDA improved to $0.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to a loss of $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.
  • Cash from operating activities was positive $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to negative $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.
  • Opened one company store and one franchise stores –  Purchased one previously franchised store
  • Entered into partnership with NASCAR superstar Denny Hamlin for Little Big Burger with option on nine additional stores.

Mike Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of Chanticleer commented, “We’re pleased with our Q1 2018 financial results. All of our core operating units exceeded our internal budgets. As indicated previously, we continue to believe the Company has reached an inflection point as we accelerate growth of our Little Big Burger concept with new locations generating above average unit economics and many outperforming our expectations.  This growth phase consists of a robust pipeline of locations to support future growth, currently expecting to open 8-12 new Little Big Burger stores annually going forward, with upside to those expectations as new franchisees come on line.”

Pruitt continued, “Todays results are tangible progress towards the execution of our evolving and narrowing our strategic focus and allocation of resources to the domestic better burger segment where we generate the highest margins and rates of return. As we continue to increase focus on the domestic burger business, we are continuing to evaluate the potential sale of our domestic non-burger and international operations which would streamline the Company’s operations and significantly increase operating margins going forward.”

Conference Call

The Company will host a webcast and conference call on Monday May 14, 2018 at 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT

To access the call, dial 1-877-407-0784 approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. International callers please dial 1-201-689-8560. To access the webcast, log into the following link:

The broadcast will be archived online upon completion of the conference call. A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 14, 2018 by dialing (844) 512-2921 in the U.S. and Canada and (412) 317-6671 internationally and entering the pin number: 13679123.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. prepares its condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (”GAAP”). In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, the Company discloses information regarding Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant EBITDA, which differ from the term EBITDA as it is commonly used. In addition to adjusting net income (loss) from continuing operations to exclude taxes, interest, and depreciation and amortization, Adjusted EBITDA also excludes pre-opening and closing costs for our restaurants, non-cash expenses, transaction and severance related expenses, change in fair value of derivative liability and other income and expenses.

In addition, Restaurant EBITDA also excludes management fee income, franchise revenue and general and administrative expenses. Adjusted EBITDA and restaurant EBITDA are not measures of performance defined in accordance with GAAP. However, adjusted EBITDA and restaurant EBITDA are used internally in planning and evaluating the company’s operating performance and by the Company’s creditors. Accordingly, management believes that disclosure of these metrics offers investors, bankers and other stakeholders an additional view of the company’s operations that, when coupled with the GAAP results, provides a more complete understanding of the Company’s financial results.

Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to net loss or to net cash used in operating activities as a measure of operating results or of liquidity. It may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies, and it excludes financial information that some may consider important in evaluating the company’s performance. A reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant EBITDA is included in the accompanying financial schedules.

For further information, please refer to Chanticleer’s Annual Report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC on or about May 14, 2018, available online at

About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Chanticleer Holdings (BURG), owns, operates and franchises fast casual and full-service restaurant brands, including American Burger Company, BGR – Burgers Grilled Right, Little Big Burger, Just Fresh and Hooters.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include projections, predictions, expectations or statements as to beliefs or future events or results or refer to other matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on various factors and were derived using numerous assumptions. In some cases, you can identify these forward-looking statements by the words “anticipate”, “estimate”, “plan”, “project”, “continuing”, “ongoing”, “target”, “aim”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, or the negative of those words and other comparable words.

Our operations involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, and any one of which, or a combination of which, could materially affect our results of operations and whether the forward-looking statements ultimately prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, statements reflecting management’s expectations for future financial performance and operating expenditures, expected growth, profitability and business outlook, increased sales and marketing expenses, and the expected results from the integration of our acquisitions.

Forward-looking statements are only current predictions and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those anticipated by such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to manage growth; integrate acquisitions; manage debt; meet development goals; and other important risks and uncertainties referenced and discussed under the heading titled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements.

The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by the Company on its website or otherwise. The Company does not assume any obligations to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.


Investor Relations
Jason Assad


Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
  March 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
Current assets:      
  Cash $ 411,081   $   272,976
  Restricted cash 102,584     165,517
  Accounts and other receivables, net   344,769     475,988
  Inventories   388,490     460,756
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   247,554     324,324
  Assets held for sale, net   2,090,000     100,000
  TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   3,584,478     1,799,561
Property and equipment, net   8,203,981     8,548,592
Goodwill   10,164,374     12,647,806
Intangible assets, net   5,759,818     5,896,732
Investment, at cost   800,000     800,000
Deposits and other assets   452,957     490,328
  TOTAL ASSETS $   28,965,608   $   30,183,019
Current liabilities:      
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses $   6,305,556   $   5,797,252
  Current maturities of long-term debt and notes payable net of unamortized
discount and deferred financing costs of $880,043 and $1,173,190, respectively
  5,957,262     5,741,911
  Current maturities of convertible notes payable   3,000,000     3,000,000
  Due to related parties   191,850     191,850
  TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   15,454,668     14,731,013
Convertible notes payable, net of unamortized debt premium of $0 and $12,256,  respectively   –     212,256
Redeemable preferred stock: no par value;authorized 5,000,000 shares;
62,876 shares issued and outstanding, net of unamortized discount of
$200,002 and $208,697, respectively
  648,824     640,129
Deferred rent   2,107,173     2,156,378
Deferred tax liabilities   443,163     779,359
Deferred revenue   1,236,636     175,000
  TOTAL LIABILITIES   19,890,464     18,694,135
Commitments and contingencies       
Stockholders’ equity:      
  Common stock:  $0.0001 par value; authorized 45,000,000       
  shares; issued  and outstanding 3,222,209 and 3,045,809      
  shares, respectively   323     305
 Additional paid-in capital   61,263,606     60,750,330
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (109,960)     (934,901)
  Accumulated deficit   (52,776,873)     (49,109,303)
Total Chanticleer Holdings, Inc, Stockholders’ Equity   8,377,096     10,706,431
  Non-Controlling Interests   698,048     782,453
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   9,075,144     11,488,884
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $   28,965,608   $   30,183,019

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
  Three Months Ended  
   March 31, 2018     March 31, 2017   
  Restaurant sales, net $   9,769,508     $   9,653,154    
  Gaming income, net     93,155         106,067    
  Management fee income      25,000         24,990    
Franchise income     107,853         75,786    
  Total revenue     9,995,516         9,859,997    
  Restaurant cost of sales     3,276,175         3,191,390    
  Restaurant operating expenses     5,586,149         5,674,560    
  Restaurant pre-opening and closing expenses     102,882         14,435    
  General and administrative expenses     1,193,417         1,375,620    
  Asset impairment charge     1,677,055         –    
  Depreciation and amortization     540,679         593,380    
  Total operating expenses     12,376,357         10,849,385    
Operating loss      (2,380,841 )       (989,388 )  
Other (expense) income         
  Interest expense     (635,081 )       (404,136 )  
 Gain (loss) on debt refinancing     –         (362,822 )  
 Other income (expense)     (2,114 )       12,234    
  Total other expense     (637,195 )       (754,724 )  
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes     (3,018,036 )       (1,744,112 )  
  Income tax expense     336,197         (3,797 )  
Consolidated net loss     (2,681,839 )       (1,747,909 )  
 Less net loss  attributable to non-controlling interest:
  Continuing operations
    84,407         20,843    
Net loss attributable to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. $    (2,597,432 )   $    (1,727,066 )  
Dividends on redeemable preferred stock     (27,794 )       (24,147 )  
Net loss attributable to common shareholders of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. $    (2,625,226 )   $    (1,751,213 )  
Net loss attributable to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. per common         
 share, basic and diluted: $    (0.83 )   $    (0.79 )  
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted     3,165,972         2,210,624    


Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
  Three Months Ended    
   March 31, 2018     March 31, 2017     
Cash flows from operating activities:          
 Net loss $   (2,681,839 )   $   (1,747,909 )    
 Adjustments to reconcile net loss  to net cash used in operating activities:          
  Depreciation and amortization     540,679         593,380      
Loss on extinguishment of debt         362,822      
  Asset impairment charge     1,677,055         –      
  Common stock and warrants issued for services     –         102,791      
  Amortization of debt discount     289,787         122,694      
  Change in assets and liabilities:          
Accounts and other receivables     148,427         175,478      
Prepaid and other assets     48,238         14,054      
Inventory     12,556         19,526      
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     470,496         (231,283 )    
Deferred income taxes     (336,196 )       –      
Deferred rent     (49,205 )       15,793      
  Net cash provided by (used i)n operating activities     119,998         (572,654 )    
Cash flows from investing activities:          
  Purchase of property and equipment     (166,589 )       (450,641 )    
  Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired     (30,000 )       –      
  Net cash used in investing activities      (196,589 )       (450,641 )    
Cash flows from financing activities:          
  Proceeds from sale of common stock and warrants     290,000         –      
  Proceeds from sale of preferred stock     –         591,651      
  Payments related to sale of preferred stock     –         (258,153 )    
  Loan proceeds     –         512,780      
  Loan repayments     (134,229 )       (194,069 )    
  Capital lease payments     –         (4,779 )    
  Contribution of non-controlling interest     –         375,000      
  Net cash provided by financing activities      155,771         1,022,430      
  Effect of exchange rate changes on cash     (4,008 )       10,110      
Net increase  in cash and restricted cash     75,172         9,245      
Cash and restricted cash,  beginning of period     438,493         268,575      
Cash and restricted cash, end of period $   513,665     $   277,820      


Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconcilation of Net Loss to EBITDA
  Three Months Ended  
   March 31, 2018     March 31, 2017   
Consolidated net loss $    (2,681,839 )   $    (1,747,909 )  
Interest expense     635,081         404,136    
Income tax     (336,197 )       3,797    
Depreciation and amortization     540,679         593,380    
EBITDA $    (1,842,276 )   $    (746,596 )  
Restaurant pre-opening and closing expenses     102,882         14,435    
Operating results of restuarants closed in period     19,080         –    
(Gain) loss on debt refinancing     –         362,822    
Asset impairment charge     1,677,055         –    
Transaction and severence related expenses     –         92,750    
Other income (expense)     2,114         (12,234 )  
Adjusted EBITDA $    (41,145 )   $    (288,823 )  
General and administrative expenses     1,193,417         1,282,870    
Franchise revenues     (107,853 )       (75,786 )  
Management fee revenue     (25,000 )       (24,990 )  
Restaurant EBITDA $    1,019,419     $    893,271    





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