Chanticleer Holdings Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, UNITED STATES

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 15, 2019 (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 financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Financial Highlights for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

  • Revenue for the year was $10.2 million in the first quarter of 2019 compared with $10.0 million in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Cost of sales as a percentage of restaurant sales improved to 33.1% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 33.5% in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Operating loss was $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2019 compared to $2.4 million in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Net loss attributable to Common Shareholders was $1.9 million, ($0.51) per share in the first quarter of 2019, compared to net loss of $2.6 million, ($0.83) per share in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Non-GAAP Restaurant EBITDA was $560,000 in the first quarter of 2019 compared to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA was negative $766,000 in the first quarter of 2019 compared to $10,000 in the first quarter of 2018.

  • During the first quarter of 2019, the Company opened one new Little Big Burger location. The Company expects to open another two Little Big Burger restaurant locations in 2019 and, announced in May 2019, the opening of a Little Big Burger in the concession area at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

  • The Company also sold one underperforming company-owned location in in the first quarter of 2019 which resulted in non-cash impairment charges and is expected to contribute to improved operating performance in future periods.

Mike Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of Chanticleer commented, "With the recent additions of Fred, Patrick and Troy, I continue to believe we have put together an outstanding executive team capable of stewarding the company’s future growth both operationally and financially. We expect to report meaningful increases in both revenues and EBITDA throughout the balance of 2019 as recent partnerships, systems and processes begin to contribute tangible top line and bottom results.

"We look forward to also hosting a conference call near term to specially discuss the recently proposed acquisition of a highly complementary better burger brand with industry leading metrics. The target company has reported revenues of $10 million per year and historically demonstrated store level EBITDA of approximately 20%.”

Conference Call

The Company will host a webcast and conference call on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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:

A replay of the teleconference will be available until June 15, 2019 and may be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921. International callers may dial 1-412-317-6671. Callers should use conference PIN: 13690808.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. prepares its condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (”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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC on or about May 15, 2019, 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, 2019 December 31, 2018
Current assets:   
Cash$561,754  $629,871 
Restricted cash 335   335 
Accounts and other receivables, net 523,437   387,239 
Inventories 424,585   478,314 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 192,973   179,377 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   1,703,084      1,675,136  
Property and equipment, net 10,156,579   10,467,841 
Operating lease assets 18,662,935   - 
Goodwill 11,312,980   11,280,465 
Intangible assets, net 5,002,878   5,123,159 
Investments 800,000   800,000 
Deposits and other assets 447,809   446,639 
TOTAL ASSETS$   48,086,265   $   29,793,240  
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$8,266,821  $7,386,506 
Current maturities of long-term debt and notes payable 6,772,324   3,740,101 
Current maturities of convertible notes payable 3,000,000   3,000,000 
Current operating lease liabilities 3,750,175   - 
Due to related parties 185,726   185,726 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   21,975,046      14,312,333  
Long-term debt -   3,000,000 
Redeemable preferred stock: no par value, 62,876 shares issued and outstanding, net of discount of $165,219 and $173,914, respectively 683,607   674,912 
Deferred rent -   2,297,199 
Long-term operating lease liabilities 17,228,799   - 
Deferred revenue 1,115,574   1,174,506 
Deferred tax liabilities 119,915   76,765 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   41,122,941      21,535,715  
Commitments and contingencies (see Note 13)   
Preferred stock: no par value; authorized 5,000,000 shares; 62,876 issued and outstanding -   - 
Common stock: $0.0001 par value; authorized 45,000,000   
shares; issued and outstanding 3,731,786 and 3,715,444   
shares, respectively 374   373 
Additional paid in capital 65,126,235   64,756,903 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (164,283)  (202,115)
Accumulated deficit (59,025,540)  (57,124,673)
Total Chanticleer Holdings, Inc, Stockholders' Equity   5,936,786      7,430,488  
Non-Controlling Interests 1,026,538   827,037 
TOTAL EQUITY   6,963,324      8,257,525  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY$   48,086,265   $   29,793,240  


Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
Restaurant sales, net$9,910,028  $9,769,508 
Gaming income, net 116,085   93,155 
Management fee income 25,000   25,000 
Franchise income 146,657   107,853 
Total revenue   10,197,770      9,995,516  
Restaurant cost of sales 3,277,579   3,276,175 
Restaurant operating expenses 6,430,544   5,586,149 
Restaurant pre-opening and closing expenses 66,175   102,882 
General and administrative expenses 1,497,618   1,193,417 
Asset impairment charge 91,491   1,677,055 
Depreciation and amortization 542,401   540,679 
Total expenses   11,905,808      12,376,357  
Operating loss    (1,708,038)    (2,380,841)
Other expense    
Interest expense (211,770)  (635,081)
Other income (expense) (18,274)  (2,114)
Total other expense (230,044)  (637,195)
Loss before income taxes   (1,938,082)    (3,018,036)
Income tax benefit (expense) (50,581)  336,197 
Consolidated net loss   (1,988,663)    (2,681,839)
Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests 115,591   84,407 
Net loss attributable to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.$   (1,873,072) $   (2,597,432)
Dividends on redeemable preferred stock (27,794)  (27,794)
Net loss attributable to common shareholders of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.$   (1,900,866) $   (2,625,226)
Net loss attributable to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. per common share, basic and diluted:$   (0.51) $   (0.83)
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted 3,721,436   3,165,972 


Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net loss$(1,988,663) $(2,681,839)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows from operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization 542,401   540,679 
Amortization of operating lease assets 461,009   - 
Asset impairment charge 91,491   1,677,055 
Stock based compensation 100,707   - 
Gain on investments (4,270)  - 
Amortization of debt discount and discount on preferred stock 8,695   289,787 
Change in assets and liabilities:   
Accounts and other receivables (142,296)  148,427 
Prepaid and other assets (20,546)  48,238 
Inventory 44,275   12,556 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 739,787   470,496 
Deferred income taxes 43,150   (336,196)
Operating lease liabilities (463,279)  - 
Deferred revenue (58,932)  - 
Deferred rent -   (49,205)
Net cash flows from operating activities (646,471)  119,998 
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Purchase of property and equipment (334,630)  (166,589)
Proceeds from tenant improvement allowances 141,860   - 
Cash paid for acquisitions -   (30,000)
Proceeds from sale of assets 173,977   - 
Net cash flows from investing activities (18,793)  (196,589)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from sale of common stock and warrants -   290,000 
Loan proceeds 197,438   - 
Loan repayments (164,769)  (134,229)
Distributions to non-controlling interest (10,804)  - 
Contributions from non-controlling interest 575,000   - 
Net cash flows from financing activities 596,865   155,771 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 282   (4,008)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and restricted cash (68,117)  75,172 
Cash and restricted cash,  beginning of period 630,206   438,493 
Cash and restricted cash, end of period$562,089  $513,665 


Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA
 Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
Consolidated net loss$   (1,988,663) $   (2,681,839)
Interest expense   211,770     635,081 
Income tax   50,581     (336,197)
Depreciation and amortization   542,401     540,679 
EBITDA$   (1,183,911) $   (1,842,276)
Restaurant pre-opening and closing expenses   66,175     102,882 
Operating results of restaurants closed in period   50,536     69,896 
Additional non-cash expenses impacting operating results   191,125     - 
Asset impairment charge   91,491     1,677,055 
Other income (expense)   18,274     2,114 
Adjusted EBITDA$   (766,310) $   9,671  
General and administrative expenses   1,497,618     1,193,417 
Franchise revenues   (146,657)    (107,853)
Management fee revenue   (25,000)    (25,000)
Restaurant EBITDA$   559,651   $   1,070,235