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Positive Operating Income for the Second Consecutive Quarter, Even Including Non-Cash Items of Depreciation & Amortization Expenses
Net Income of $141,651 Equals $0.02 Basic Earnings Per Share
Positive Working Capital for the Second Consecutive Quarter with Surplus of $4.5 Million
Record Cash Position of $12.7 Million
Dolphin's 2.0 Momentum Continues with NFT Infrastructure Development with FTX, NFT Creative Development Led by Anthony Francisco and Ownership Position in Midnight Theatre
MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / November 19, 2021 / Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLPN), a leading entertainment marketing and premium content production company, announces its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.
"The financial momentum we experienced in the first half of the year continued through the third quarter," stated Bill O'Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment. "First, revenues of $9.4 million, up 70% year over year, represented our third consecutive record revenue quarter, driven by a terrific year over year 41% organic growth from existing subsidiaries. Secondly, positive operating income was achieved for the second consecutive quarter, even including the non-cash expenses of depreciation and amortization. And, third, our balance sheet has never been stronger, as we reported a record cash position of $12.7 million, which is an increase of 60% compared to December 31, 2020. As you would then expect, we reported a working capital surplus for the second consecutive quarter, growing to $4.5 million."
O'Dowd added, "We've been managing quite nicely to positive operating income, while we've been building out the Dolphin 2.0 business opportunities, including the infrastructure needed to launch our NFT business in earnest shortly. Furthermore, our cash on hand exceeds all debt, including long-term debt, by over $2.8 million, solidifying Dolphin as a financially-sound, profitable and growing company. That is a tremendous platform from which to execute on our first year of Dolphin 2.0 initiatives."
Total Q3 2021 revenue increased by 70% to $9,399,432, compared to $5,527,943 million in Q3 2020
Operating income for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 of $38,289 including non-cash expense from depreciation and amortization of $475,207 as compared to an operating loss of $(493,185), which included non-cash expense from depreciation and amortization of $514,097, for the same period in the prior year
Cash and cash equivalents of $12,652,902 million as of September 30, 2021, compared to $7,923,280 million as of December 31, 2020, not including restricted cash.
Net Income for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 of $141,651, compared to a net loss of $(137,630) for the quarter ended September 30, 2020
Dolphin Entertainment and FTX announced a partnership to create NFT marketplace programs for major sports and entertainment verticals.
Ground-breaking and award-winning visual designer Anthony Francisco joined Dolphin in the newly created post of Creative Director. Francisco, a former Marvel Designer, joined to develop and execute numerous NFT series involving original and existing IP. The new role is a significant leap forward for Dolphin's growing NFT studio, which is planning multiple drops in the coming months.
Dolphin Entertainment took an ownership position in the Midnight Theatre, a state-of-the-art contemporary variety theater and restaurant experience in the heart of Manhattan. Dolphin will manage all aspects of publicity and marketing for the venue, as well as facilitate talent and commercial relationships within the entertainment and culinary industries. An anchor of Brookfield Properties' recently opened Manhattan West development, the Midnight Theatre is in the final stages of construction, and expects to open in Q1, 2022.
Be Social, Dolphin's influencer marketing group, launched its Showroom concept, hosting a two-day Summer Showroom in West Hollywood. Participating brands include Bondi Sands, EyeBuyDirect, MATE The Label, and Peach and Lily, among many others, with key creators in the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle spaces in attendance.
BHI was engaged by Fandom, the world's largest fan platform and #1 source for in-depth information on pop culture, entertainment & gaming, to execute comprehensive publicity efforts through 2021 for increased brand awareness and overall business growth.
42West's extraordinary range of work for programs and individuals helped their clients receive a total of 19 Emmy nominations. The company's work on the Amazon series "The Boys" led to nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), and Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics. Also, as a result of 42West efforts, the acclaimed music documentary ‘Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry' earned a total of four nominations, including Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Music Direction.
The Door and Viewpoint Creative, joined forces with the Leary Firefighters' Foundation to create and distribute content commemorating 9/11 and the 20 years since the attacks. More than a tribute to the heroes who fell that day, the content recognizes "Legacy Firefighters," who continue to struggle with the fallout, and how the FDNY has improved systems and processes based on the events of 9/11.
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About Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.
Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN) is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. Through our subsidiaries 42West, The Door and Shore Fire Media, we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music, gaming and hospitality industries. Viewpoint Creative and Be Social complement their efforts with full-service creative branding and production capabilities as well as social media and influencer marketing services. Dolphin's legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O'Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series. Dolphin's Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Division is dedicated to designing, producing, distributing and promoting NFTs for itself and its clients within the film, television, music, gaming, culinary and technology industries. The NFTs division is comprised of executives across all six of Dolphin's wholly-owned subsidiaries blending their creative expertise in creative services, digital design, production, marketing, sales and public relations. To learn more, visit: https://www.dolphinentertainment.com
This press release contains 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These forward-looking statements may address, among other things, Dolphin Entertainment Inc.'s offering of common stock as well as expected financial and operational results and the related assumptions underlying its expected results. These forward-looking statements are distinguished by the use of words such as "will," "would," "anticipate," "expect," "believe," "designed," "plan," or "intend," the negative of these terms, and similar references to future periods. These views involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, accordingly, Dolphin Entertainment's actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in its forward-looking statements. Dolphin Entertainment's forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release. Factors or events Dolphin Entertainment cannot predict, including those described in the risk factors contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results to differ from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Although Dolphin Entertainment believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved, and Dolphin Entertainment undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
DOLPHIN ENTERTAINMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of September 30, 2021
As of December 31, 2020
Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $391,575 and $653,272, respectively.
Other current assets
Total current assets
Capitalized production costs, net
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $6,932,935 and $5,747,941, respectively.
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net
Deposits and other assets
Notes payable, current portion
Convertible notes payable at fair value, current portion
Paycheck Protection Program loans, current portion
Loan from related party
Accrued interest - related party
Other current liabilities
Total current liabilities
Convertible notes payable
Convertible notes payable at fair value
Paycheck Protection Program loans
Loan from related party
Other noncurrent liabilities
Total noncurrent liabilities
Commitments and contingencies (Note 16)
Common stock, $0.015 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 7,768,684, issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and 40,000,000 shares authorized, 6,618,785, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020
Preferred Stock, Series C, $0.001 par value, 50,000 authorized, issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020
Additional paid in capital
Total Stockholders' Equity
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
DOLPHIN ENTERTAINMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the three months ended
For the nine months ended
Entertainment publicity and marketing
Payroll and benefits
Selling, general and administrative
Depreciation and amortization
Legal and professional
Income (loss) before other expenses
Other income (expenses):
Gain on extinguishment of debt, net
Loss on disposal of fixed assets
Loss on deconsolidation of Max Steel VIE
Change in fair value of convertible notes and derivative liabilities
Change in fair value of warrants
Change in fair value of put rights
Change in fair value of contingent consideration
Interest expense and debt amortization
Total other income (expense), net
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SOURCE: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.