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Revenue trends strengthen sequentially Q1 to Q2.  Little Big Burger Expansion Accelerating.

CHARLOTTE, NC – August 13, 2018 — 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 period ended June 30, 2018.

Mike Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of Chanticleer commented, “We’re pleased to report that revenue trends strengthened across our brands over the past few months.  In addition, as a result of the operational initiatives implemented in prior periods, our operating and overhead expenses improved resulting in positive Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter and the first half.

 

“The capital raise in April significantly strengthens our balance sheet and positions the Company to complete construction of the Little Big Burger locations currently underway.

 

“Following the close of the quarter, we opened the Multnomah Village location in Portland and our franchisee opened the first Little Big Burger in Austin. As we speak, there are six more LBB locations underway and slated to open in the second half of the year. We are especially looking forward to the expected September opening of our LBB Cornelius N.C. with Denny Hamlin, in addition to opening our first unit in Seattle.”

 

First Half and Second Quarter 2018 Highlights

 

  • Total company revenue was $20.4 million for the first half and $10.4 million for the second quarter, a decrease of 1.1% and 3.4% from the prior year largely due to the closure of underperforming locations.

 

  • Excluding closed locations, revenue increased 9.9% for the first half and 11.7%.for the second quarter.

 

  • Sequentially, revenue increased 4.0% from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2018 on increased delivery revenue and new store openings.

 

  • Net loss and EBITDA metrics improved for both the first half and second quarter:

 

  • Non-Gaap Restaurant EBITDA increased 7.6% to $2.2 million for first half and 4.3% to $1.2 million for the second quarter.

 

  • Non-Gaap Adjusted EBITDA more than doubled to $0.2 million for the first half and 6.1% to $0.3 million for the second quarter.

 

  • Net loss attributable to Common Shareholders improved 8.6% to $3.4 million for the first half and 60.9% to $0.8 million for the second quarter.

 

  • Net loss per common share improved 37.9% to $(1.02) for the first half and 72.2% to $(0.23) for the second quarter.

 

  • Completed a $1.4 million equity financing, increasing balance sheet liquidity in second quarter 2018 and providing working capital for new store construction projects.

 

  • Opened 3 new franchise locations (2 LBB San Diego & BGR Bloomfield), 1 Company (BGR Catholic University) and acquired 1 franchise unit (BGR Annapolis).

 

  • Opened 1 new franchise location (Austin) and 1 new Company location (Multnomah Village Portland) in July, with 6 new LBB’s and 1 new BGR franchise location underway.

 

    • LBB store count to approximately double in 2018.

 

  • Entered into Little Big Burger store partnership with NASCAR superstar Denny Hamlin.

 

  • Celebrated BGR 10-year anniversary.

 

Conference Call

 

The Company will host a conference call on Monday August 13, 2018 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time /1:30 PM PT, which can be accessed by calling:

 

U.S.: (877) 407-0784
International: (201) 689-8560

In addition, the call can be accessed at https://www.chanticleerholdings.com/investor-relations/.

A replay will be available until Thursday, September 13, 2018 by dialing (844) 512-2921 in the U.S. and Canada and (412) 317-6671 internationally and entering the pin number: 13681836.

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 Holdings Form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC on or about August 13, 2018, available online at www.sec.gov.

 

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.

 

 

Contact:

Investor Relations
Jason Assad

678-570-6791
Ja@chanticleerholdings.com