Home Business Wire Loop Media Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Loop Media Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Approximate 20% SG&A Expense Reduction Target Achieved

Q3 Revenue up 6% QoQ to $5.7 Million; Quarterly Active Units up 7% QoQ

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Loop Media, Inc. (“Loop Media” or “Loop” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: LPTV), a leading multichannel digital video/TV streaming platform that provides curated music video and branded entertainment channels for businesses, is reporting financial and operating results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2023.


Fiscal Q3 2023 Summary

  • Revenue was $5.7 million.
  • Gross profit was $1.8 million, with gross margin of 31.8%.
  • Net loss was $(7.9) million or $(0.14) per share
  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure defined below) was $(3.7) million.
  • As of June 30, 2023, we had 34,898 QAUs operating on our O&O Platform. We have a total of approximately 37,000 screens across our Partner Platforms.

Management Commentary

“I am pleased to report that we finished our fiscal third quarter stronger across all metrics than we initially announced in our guidance issued in May. In addition to achieving the forecasted approximate 20% SG&A expense reduction in the June quarter compared to our March quarter, we exceeded our revenue and gross profit margin forecasts. During the June quarter, we continued to focus on cost reductions while maintaining our attention on distribution. We also managed to secure a significant Partner Platform partner at the end of the quarter, which led to expansion in that business in the short-term,” said Jon Niermann, CEO of Loop Media.

“The headwinds we experienced in advertising demand that began in our December quarter and that have continued during calendar 2023 have required us to revisit our cost structure and growth strategy in calendar 2023. To meet the challenges associated with this environment, we’ve continued to strengthen the foundation of our business while looking for ways to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. In our fiscal third quarter ending in June, we made some headcount cuts that helped strengthen our bottom line. That said, since our beginning, we’ve always taken pride in building a ‘lean’ organization, and we were able to absorb functions of eliminated personnel into existing positions. We had 73 full-time employees as of June 30, 2023. Going forward, we may need to make further tactical employee reductions in certain areas of our business, which may be offset by adding focused headcount in areas where we believe we can grow revenue and distribution. We also were deliberate with a slower pace of growth in QAUs in our O&O Platform business for the June quarter from the prior quarter as we looked to prioritize and incentivize the distribution of Loop Players in key advertising markets and geographies, as well as into more desirable out-of-home location types, like convenience stores, restaurants, bars, and other retail establishments. Thus, our result of a 7% QoQ increase in our third quarter. We also looked to reduce our presence in less desirable out-of-home locations, which offset and reduced our net distribution growth. This is part of the natural learning and development of our business – better targeting and focusing our time and investment on location types that we now know are more lucrative. We believe the focus on key markets and geographies will help deliver greater returns to us over time. Conversely, we were aggressive with our Partner Platform growth, resulting in a substantial increase of 50%, from 24,000 to 36,000 screens across our Partner Platform, at the end of Q3,” added Niermann.

“While we achieved quarterly revenue growth and an increase of screens in our Partner Platform in the June Q3 quarter compared to the previous March quarter, we are still seeing a challenging macroeconomic environment coupled with continued headwinds in the advertising business. We believe that our business and distribution platforms are well placed to take advantage of any macro-economic market recovery and increase in advertising spend that may occur in 2023 and beyond,” said Bob Gruters, Chief Revenue Officer of Loop Media.

“We aim to have a Loop presence in and deliver our service to the most desirable geographies and advantageous locations, thereby delivering our content to the widest audience that advertisers are looking to reach with their advertisements, products and services,” Gruters continued. “Most importantly, we seek to achieve growth in our distribution in the top 20 markets in the United States, which we believe will deliver desired results with advertisers going forward.”

Fiscal Third Quarter (June 30) 2023 Financial Results

In the 2023 fiscal third quarter, revenue decreased approximately 47% to $5.7 million compared to $10.8 million in the same period in fiscal 2022. The decrease was primarily driven by a material slowdown in digital advertising spend due to the macroeconomic environment.

“We have more clearly learned that there still is an education process involved with many of our advertising partners that Loop is an extension of Connected Television (“CTV”) and digital video budgets as opposed to just digital out-of-home (“DOOH”). We have worked with these partners extensively over the past several months to encourage them to once again open up their budgets to all forms of digital video, which will help us going forward, as it did in previous quarters,” said Neil Watanabe, Chief Financial Officer of Loop Media.

Gross profit in the 2023 fiscal third quarter was $1.8 million compared to $3.8 million for the same period in fiscal 2022. Gross margin was 31.8% in the 2023 fiscal third quarter compared to 35% in the prior period. The decrease was primarily driven by revenue mix as well as incremental licensing costs.

Total sales, general, and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses (excluding stock-based compensation and depreciation and amortization) in the 2023 fiscal third quarter were $6.3 million compared to $5.9 million for the same period in fiscal 2022 and $7.8 million for the 2023 fiscal second quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to greater customer acquisition and retention expenses and stock compensation expenses, partially offset by decreased payroll costs. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was primarily due to a reduction in marketing spend and other operating expenses. Net loss in the 2023 fiscal third quarter was $(7.9) million or $(0.14) per share, compared to a net loss of $(5.7) million or $(0.11) per share for the same period in fiscal 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA in the fiscal 2023 third quarter was $(3.7) million compared to $(1.9) million for the same period in fiscal 2022.

On June 30, 2023, cash and cash equivalents were $6.4 million compared to $4.7 million on March 31, 2023. The increase was primarily driven by proceeds of $8.3 million from equity offerings under the Company’s equity at-the-market (“ATM”) sales program. As of June 30, 2023, the Company had total debt of $10.1 million compared to $9.1 million as of March 31, 2023.

Conference Call

The Company will conduct a conference call today, August 8, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss financial and operating results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Loop’s management will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.

Date: August 8, 2023

Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Participant registration link: here

Below are the details for those participants who would like to dial in and ask questions.

Conference ID: 7218531

Participant Toll-Free Dial-In Number: 1 (800) 715-9871

Participant International Dial-In Number: 1 (646) 307-1963

The conference call will also be available for replay on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at ir.loop.tv.

About Loop Media, Inc.

Loop Media, Inc. (“Loop Media”) (NYSE American: LPTV) is a leading digital out-of-home (“DOOH”) TV and digital signage platform optimized for businesses, providing free music video, news, sports and entertainment channels through its Loop TV service. Loop Media is the leading company in the U.S. licensed to stream music videos to businesses through its proprietary Loop Player.

Loop Media’s digital video content reaches millions of viewers in DOOH locations including bars/restaurants, office buildings, retail businesses, college campuses, airports and on free ad-supported TV platforms and at local gas stations on GSTV terminals in the United States.

Loop is fueled by one of the largest and most important short form entertainment libraries that includes music videos, movie trailers and live performances. Loop Media’s non-music channels cover a multitude of genres and moods and include sports highlights, news, lifestyle and travel videos, viral videos and more. Loop Media’s streaming services generate revenue from advertising, sponsorships, integrated marketing, branded content and from subscriptions.

To learn more about Loop Media products and applications, please visit us online at Loop.tv

Follow us on social:

Instagram: @loopforbusiness

X (Twitter): @loopforbusiness

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/loopforbusiness/

Safe Harbor Statement and Disclaimer

This news release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, but not limited to, Loop Media’s expected performance, ability to compete in the highly competitive markets in which it operates, statements regarding Loop Media’s ability to develop talent and attract future talent, the success of strategic actions Loop Media is taking, and the impact of strategic transactions. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations, opinion, belief or forecasts of future events and performance. A statement identified by the use of forward-looking words including “will,” “may,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimate,” “should,” and certain of the other foregoing statements may be deemed forward-looking statements. Although Loop Media believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future activities and results to be materially different from those suggested or described in this news release. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof. Loop Media takes no obligation to update or correct its own forward-looking statements, except as required by law, or those prepared by third parties that are not paid for by Loop Media. Loop Media’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings are available at www.sec.gov.

Non-GAAP Measures

Loop Media uses non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA and quarterly active units or QAUs, as supplemental measures of the performance of the Company’s business. Use of these financial measures has limitations, and you should not consider them in isolation or use them as substitutes for analysis of Loop Media’s financial results under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). The tables below provide a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to the most nearly comparable measure under U.S. GAAP.

The Company defines an “active unit” as (i) an ad-supported Loop Player (or DOOH location using our ad-supported service through our “Loop for Business” application or using a DOOH venue-owned computer screening our content) that is online, playing content, and has checked into the Loop analytics system at least once in the 90-day period or (ii) a DOOH location customer using our paid subscription service at any time during the 90-day period. The Company uses “QAU” to refer to the number of such active units during such period.

LOOP MEDIA, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
 
 

Three months ended June 30,

 

Nine months ended June 30,

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

 
Revenue $

5,734,976

 

$

10,804,083

 

$

25,954,038

 

$

18,679,956

 

Cost of revenue
Cost of revenue – Advertising and Legacy and other revenue

3,132,568

 

6,742,460

 

14,767,807

 

11,045,440

 

Cost of revenue – depreciation and amortization

779,165

 

275,823

 

2,091,876

 

933,037

 

Total cost of revenue

3,911,733

 

7,018,283

 

16,859,683

 

11,978,477

 

Gross profit

1,823,243

 

3,785,800

 

9,094,355

 

6,701,479

 

Gross margin %

31.8

%

35.0

%

35.0

%

35.9

%

 
Operating expenses
Sales, general and administrative

6,284,514

 

5,942,793

 

22,011,961

 

14,956,990

 

Stock-based compensation

2,592,369

 

1,479,774

 

6,858,983

 

4,202,286

 

Depreciation and amortization

295,008

 

130,864

 

717,733

 

195,666

 

Restructuring costs

146,672

 

 

146,672

 

 

Total operating expenses

9,318,563

 

7,553,431

 

29,735,349

 

19,354,942

 

 
Loss from operations

(7,495,320

)

(3,767,631

)

(20,640,994

)

(12,653,463

)

 
Other income (expense)
Interest income

 

 

 

200

 

Interest expense

(962,718

)

(978,435

)

(2,889,745

)

(1,976,941

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

(944,614

)

 

(944,614

)

Gain on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

490,051

 

Change in fair value of derivatives

 

18,395

 

 

164,708

 

Employee retention credits

648,543

 

 

648,543

 

 

Other expense

(65,643

)

 

(68,267

)

 

Total expense

(379,818

)

(1,904,654

)

(2,309,469

)

(2,266,596

)

Loss before income taxes

(7,875,138

)

(5,672,285

)

(22,950,463

)

(14,920,059

)

Income tax (expense)/benefit

(394

)

 

(1,624

)

(1,051

)

Net loss $

(7,875,532

)

$

(5,672,285

)

$

(22,952,087

)

$

(14,921,110

)

 
Basic and diluted net loss per common share $

(0.14

)

$

(0.11

)

$

(0.41

)

$

(0.32

)

 
Weighted average number of basic and diluted common shares outstanding

56,604,812

 

51,172,644

 

56,455,743

 

47,061,092

 

LOOP MEDIA, INC.
EBITDA RECONCILIATION
(UNAUDITED)
 
 

Three months ended June 30,

 

Nine months ended June 30,

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

GAAP net loss $

(7,875,532

)

$

(5,672,285

)

$

(22,952,087

)

$

(14,921,110

)

Adjustments to reconcile to EBITDA:
Interest expense

962,718

 

978,435

 

2,889,745

 

1,976,941

 

Interest income

 

 

 

(200

)

Depreciation and amortization expense*

1,074,173

 

406,687

 

2,809,608

 

1,128,702

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

394

 

 

1,624

 

1,051

 

 
EBITDA $

(5,838,247

)

$

(4,287,163

)

$

(17,251,110

)

$

(11,814,616

)

* Includes amortization of content assets and for cost of revenue and operating expenses and ATM facility.
LOOP MEDIA, INC.
ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION
(UNAUDITED)
 
 

Three months ended June 30,

 

Nine months ended June 30,

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

GAAP net loss $

(7,875,532

)

$

(5,672,285

)

$

(22,952,087

)

$

(14,921,110

)

Adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA:
Interest expense

962,718

 

978,435

 

2,889,745

 

1,976,941

 

Interest income

 

 

 

(200

)

Depreciation and amortization expense*

1,074,173

 

406,687

 

2,809,608

 

1,128,702

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

394

 

 

1,624

 

1,051

 

Stock-based compensation**

2,592,369

 

1,479,774

 

6,858,983

 

4,202,286

 

Non-recurring expense

209,287

 

 

209,287

 

Gain on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

(490,051

)

Loss on obligations

 

944,614

 

 

944,614

 

Change in fair value of derivative

 

(18,395

)

 

(164,708

)

Employee retention credits

(648,543

)

 

(648,543

)

 

Other expense

3,027

 

 

5,651

 

 

 
Adjusted EBITDA $

(3,682,107

)

$

(1,881,170

)

$

(10,825,732

)

$

(7,322,475

)

* Includes amortization of content assets and for cost of revenue and operating expenses and ATM facility.
** Includes options, Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) and warrants.
LOOP MEDIA, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
 
June 30, 2023 September 30, 2022
ASSETS (UNAUDITED)
Current assets
Cash $

6,386,288

 

$

14,071,914

 

Accounts receivable, net

5,500,412

 

12,590,970

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,413,512

 

1,496,566

 

Content assets – current

2,462,777

 

745,633

 

Total current assets

15,762,989

 

28,905,083

 

Non-current assets
Deposits

64,036

 

63,889

 

Content assets – non current

579,869

 

678,659

 

Deferred offering costs

471,473

 

 

Property and equipment, net

2,913,159

 

1,633,169

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

76,696

 

Intangible assets, net

506,000

 

590,333

 

Total non-current assets

4,534,537

 

3,042,746

 

Total assets $

20,297,526

 

$

31,947,829

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $

5,204,563

 

$

7,453,801

 

Accrued liabilities

2,721,627

 

5,620,873

 

Accrued royalties and revenue share

3,810,862

 

4,559,088

 

Payable on acquisition

 

250,125

 

License content liabilities – current

568,906

 

1,092,819

 

Deferred Income

 

140,764

 

Lease liability – current

 

75,529

 

Non-revolving line of credit, related party

5,493,289

 

 

Non-revolving line of credit

1,967,157

 

 

Total current liabilities

19,766,404

 

19,192,999

 

Non-current liabilities
Non-revolving line of credit

409,632

 

1,494,469

 

Non-revolving line of credit, related party

 

2,575,753

 

Revolving line of credit

2,246,060

 

3,030,516

 

Total non-current liabilities

2,655,692

 

7,100,738

 

Total liabilities

22,422,096

 

26,293,737

 

 
Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 
Stockholders’ equity
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value, 105,555,556 shares authorized, 59,183,668 and 56,381,209 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023, and September 30, 2022, respectively

5,918

 

5,638

 

Additional paid in capital

117,143,464

 

101,970,318

 

Accumulated deficit

(119,273,952

)

(96,321,864

)

Total stockholders’ equity

(2,124,570

)

5,654,092

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $

20,297,526

 

$

31,947,829

 

LOOP MEDIA, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 

Nine months ended June 30,

2023

 

2022

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net loss $

(22,952,087

)

$

(14,921,110

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Amortization of debt discount

1,842,003

 

1,532,792

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

717,733

 

195,666

 

Amortization of content assets

2,091,876

 

933,036

 

Amortization of right-of-use assets

76,696

 

118,719

 

Bad debt expense

 

20,000

 

Gain on extinguishment of debt

 

(490,051

)

Loss on early extinguishment of convertible debt

 

944,614

 

Change in fair value of derivative

 

(164,708

)

Warrants issued for consulting services

 

4,202,286

 

Stock-based compensation

6,858,983

 

 

Option exercise

38,410

 

 

Warrants issued in conjunction with debt

136,103

 

 

Payment in kind for interest stock issuance

 

177,000

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable

7,090,558

 

(10,049,799

)

Prepaid income tax

 

(1,842

)

Inventory

4,397

 

210,494

 

Prepaid expenses

78,632

 

(741,364

)

Deposit

(147

)

(29,590

)

Accounts payable

(2,605,012

)

2,558,353

 

Accrued liabilities

(2,899,246

)

5,269,758

 

Accrued royalties and revenue share

(748,226

)

2,683,245

 

Licensed content liability

(4,132,894

)

(1,109,750

)

Operating lease liabilities

(75,529

)

(123,453

)

Deferred income

(140,764

)

(47,252

)

NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES

(14,618,514

)

(8,832,956

)

 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of property and equipment

(1,483,498

)

(956,889

)

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES

(1,483,498

)

(956,889

)

 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from issuance of common stock

8,318,110

 

1,250,000

 

Proceeds from issuance of convertible debt

 

2,079,993

 

Proceeds from non-revolving line of credit

 

6,222,986

 

Proceeds from line of credit

37,974,347

 

 

Payments from line of credit

(36,262,546

)

 

Debt issuance costs

(538,381

)

 

Issuance costs for stock uplist

(179,380

)

 

Deferred offering costs

(646,840

)

(500,092

)

Payment of acquisition related consideration

(250,125

)

 

Repayment of convertible debt

 

(2,715,865

)

Short swing profit recovery

1,201

 

 

NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES

8,416,386

 

6,337,022

 

 
Change in cash and cash equivalents

(7,685,626

)

(3,452,823

)

Cash, beginning of period

14,071,914

 

4,162,548

 

Cash, end of period $

6,386,288

 

$

709,725

 

 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW STATEMENTS
Cash paid for interest $

945,939

 

$

153,009

 

Cash paid for income taxes $

1,624

 

$

1,051

 

 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF NON CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Payment in kind common stock payment $

 

$

177,000

 

Early extinguishment of convertible debt $

 

$

944,614

 

Warrants issued in conjunction with debt $

136,103

 

$

3,036,970

 

Beneficial conversion feature recorded as discounted debt $

 

$

2,079,993

 

Unpaid deferred offering costs $

157,731

 

$

40,017

 

Unpaid additions to property and equipment $

412,256

 

$

 

 

Contacts

Loop Media Investor Contact
James Cerna, Head of Capital Markets

ir@loop.tv

Loop Media Press Contact
Jon Phillips

jon@phillcomm.global

Se questo articolo ti è piaciuto e vuoi rimanere sempre informato sulle novità tecnologiche
css.php