Annual Financial Highlights
  • Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2016 of $82.2 million, the second highest annual revenues in Company history.
  • Net income for the year ended December 31, 2016 of $0.1 million.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $2.9 million for fiscal 2016.
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA of $1.6 million and $2.7 million, respectively, for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.
  • Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 of $0.3 million and $4.1 million, respectively.
 
(in thousands) Q4 16 Q4 15 YOY % Change  Year Ended  2016 Year Ended  2015 YOY % Change
Total Revenues $ 17,634   $ 19,250   (8.4 %) $ 82,228 $ 83,800 (1.9 %)
Operating Income (Loss)   (701 )   (478 ) (46.7 %)   1,017   2,395 (57.5 %)
Income (Loss) Before Provision for Taxes   (776 )   (395 ) (96.5 %)   910   2,341 (61.1 %)
Net Income (Loss)   (585 )   94   (722.3 %)   95   1,507 (93.7 %)
EBITDA*    (417 )   (286 ) (45.8 %)   1,585   2,815 (43.7 %)
Adjusted EBITDA*   (306 )   (337 ) (9.2 %)   2,682   3,078 (12.9 %)
Pre-Corporate EBITDA*   321     (137 ) 334.3 %   4,077   3,987 2.3 %
*Non-GAAP measures referenced are detailed in the disclosures at the end of this release.
 

DALLAS, March 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilhelmina International, Inc. (Nasdaq:WHLM) ("Wilhelmina" or the "Company") today reported revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 of $82.2 million compared to $83.8 million for 2015.  Net income was $0.1 million, or $0.02 per fully diluted share, for 2016 compared to $1.5 million, or $0.25 per fully diluted share, for fiscal 2015.  Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $2.9 million for 2016 compared to $0.5 million the prior year.  Pre-Corporate EBITDA increased to $0.3 million and $4.1 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $0.1 million loss and $4.0 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015.

Mark Schwarz, Executive Chairman of Wilhelmina, said, "2016 was one of the most transformational years in Wilhelmina's history.  Our stable year over year financial results belie the magnitude of accomplishments and positive changes within the Company, including a greatly strengthened senior management team, new divisions, a new regional office, success with our London acquisition, many new talent and celebrity signings and, in addition to numerous prestigious editorials and beauty campaigns, an increased number of talent represented in the high profile avenues of Victoria's Secrets, Sports Illustrated and Super Bowl commercials.   Additionally, Wilhelmina garnered more 1 billion brand impressions in 2016 increasing awareness and perception of who we are and what we do.  As we move forward into 2017 we are building on the solid foundation established in 2016."

William Wackermann, Chief Executive Officer of Wilhelmina, said, "2016 has been a year of many positive changes for Wilhelmina.  Although Wilhelmina's financial results were impacted by several nonrecurring charges related to these upgrades, I feel confident that they will pave the way for great success in the future.  I am especially excited about the potential in our celebrity and Aperture divisions, as well as continued contributions from our core model management boards."

Some recent highlights from our models' activities:

MEN
  • Jegor Venned - Givenchy campaign
  • William Los - Versace campaign
  • Serge Rigava - Hermes campaign
  • Francisco Lachowski - Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Week and holiday campaign
  • Sup Park - Gap holiday campaign
  • Janis Ancens - Banana Republic holiday campaign
  • Jonathan Bellini - Vogue Hommes Spring/Summer 2017 cover
  • Sven de Vries - L-Officiel Hommes Spain winter cover
  • Hao Yun Xiang - Harper's Bazaar Thailand Fashion Week cover
  • Francisco Lachowski - Reflex Homme November 2016 cover
  • Clint Mauro - signed to Wilhelmina

WOMEN
  • Anastasia Chekry - Gucci Fashion Week show
  • Anastasia Orlova - Dior Haute Couture show
  • I-Hua Wu - Maybelline Beauty Campaign
  • Isis Bataglia - Givenchy Beauty Campaign
  • Phoenix Anderson - WWD Cover
  • Rhiannon McConnell - CK One Gold fragrance campaign
  • Sora Choi - Diesel, GAP, and Louis Vuitton campaigns
  • Veronika Vilim - Black Magazine cover
  • Abigail Leigh - Dior and Valentino shows
  • Melissa Anderson - Prada show
  • Ally Ertel - Office magazine
  • McKenna Berkley - 2017 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
  • Anne DePaula - 2017 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
  • Hunter McGrady - 2017 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
  • Barbie Ferreira - Clarks shoes campaign
  • Adriana Villarreal, Gabriella Allen, Israela Avtau, Amanda Salvato, and Tiffany Hirth - Olay campaign

HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS
  • Maher Jridi styling during Paris Fashion week
  • Lisa Logan worked with Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, and Salt & Peppa for the 2016 Hip Hop Honors
  • Tiffany Briseno styling Shawn Mendes for the Grammys and I Heart Radio red carpet
  • Dylan Hanson and Natalia Malova styling Leona Lewis during New York Fashion Week
  • Lauren McKeever - Hair styling Meghan Trainor on the Jingle Ball tour

APERTURE
  • Joshua Zabar - Alfa Romeo Super Bowl Commercial
  • Cody Callahan - Sprite Super Bowl Commercial
  • Quin Walters - Supporting role in Tyler Perry movie

Financial Results

The following table reconciles reported net income under generally accepted accounting principles to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015.
(in thousands) Three months endedDecember 31, Year endedDecember 31,
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Net income $ (585 ) $ 94   $ 95   $ 1,507  
Interest expense   60     -     81     -  
Income tax expense   (191 )   (489 )   815     834  
Amortization and depreciation   299     109     594     474  
EBITDA $ (417 ) $ (286 ) $ 1,585   $ 2,815  
Foreign exchange (gain) loss   (6 )   (1 )   (14 )   118  
Loss from unconsolidated affiliate   21     22     10     40  
Share-based payment expense   96     32     349     209  
Certain non-recurring items   -     (104 )   752     (104 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ (306 ) $ (337 ) $ 2,682   $ 3,078  
Corporate overhead   627     200     1,395     909  
Pre-Corporate EBITDA $ 321   $ (137 ) $ 4,077   $ 3,987  
                         

Changes in net income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, when compared to the three months and year ended December 31, 2015, were primarily the result of the following:
  • Revenues net of model costs decreased by $0.4 million, or 1.5%, for the year ended December 31, 2016 when compared to the year ended December 31, 2015 primarily due to lower core modeling bookings in the United States, partially offset by an increase in core model bookings in London;   
  • Salaries and service costs for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 decreased $0.7 million and $0.3 million, or 17.0% and 1.7%, respectively when compared to the three months and year ended December 31, 2015 primarily due to changes in personnel to better strategically align Wilhelmina office needs for each geographic region, and improved management of travel and entertainment costs in connection with delivering services to clients and models; 
  • Office and general expenses decreased $0.1 million, or 7.8%, for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015, primarily due to lower bad debt expense.  For the year ended December 31, 2016, office and general expenses increased $0.7 million, or 13.5%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2015, primarily due to an increase in legal costs, recruiting fees related to the hiring of the Company's new Chief Executive Officer in January 2016 and new Chief Financial Officer in April 2016, accrual for non-income tax expenses, and the inclusion of office and general expenses related to the Chicago office opened during 2016; 
  • Amortization and depreciation expense increased $0.2 million and $0.1 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively, compared to 2015 primarily due to the Company's new accounting software being placed into service during 2016; 
  • Significant non-recurring items during the year ended December 31, 2016 included an increase to contingent consideration relating to the 2015 acquisition of Wilhelmina London Limited, severance paid to former employees, the recruiting fees noted above, as well as non-income taxes to reconcile the Company's liability for previous years;  
  • Corporate overhead expenses increased $0.4 million and $0.5 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively, compared to 2015 primarily due to higher legal fees and higher costs related to internal controls testing of the Company's new accounting software during the fourth quarter of 2016;  
  • Both operating income and income before provision for taxes decreased $1.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the prior year primarily as a result of the foregoing modest decrease in revenues and net increase in expenses; and 
  • Net income decreased $1.4 million for 2016 compared to 2015 as the combined result of the $1.4 million decline in income before provision for taxes and similar provision for taxes in both years. Income taxes were high in 2016 despite lower pretax income due to the deferred tax impact of the termination of stock options previously granted to the Company's former Chief Executive Officer and additional taxes owed at the conclusion of a 2014 New York state tax audit.

            
WILHELMINA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS As of December 31, 2016 and 2015 (In thousands, except share data) 
 
     2016      2015  
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 5,688     $ 4,556  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts $1,646 and $1,041, respectively     16,947       13,184  
Deferred tax asset     1,167       1,358  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     847       191  
Total current assets     24,645       19,289  
             
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,525 and $1,026, respectively     3,206       2,111  
             
Trademarks and trade names with indefinite lives     8,467       8,467  
Other intangibles with finite lives, net of accumulated amortization of $8,527 and $8,431 respectively     210       306  
Goodwill     13,192       13,192  
Other assets     164       405  
             
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 49,888     $ 43,770  
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 4,781     $ 3,772  
Due to models     14,217       9,745  
Contingent consideration to seller - current     97       -  
Term loan - current     502       -  
Total current liabilities     19,597       13,517  
             
Long term liabilities:            
Contingent consideration to seller - non-current     -       67  
Deferred income tax liability     2,734       2,407  
Term loan - non-current     2,147       -  
Total long-term liabilities     4,881       2,474  
             
Total liabilities     24,478       15,991  
             
Shareholders' equity:            
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued     -       -  
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 12,500,000 shares authorized; 6,472,038 shares issued at            
December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015     65       65  
Treasury stock, 1,090,370 and 683,654 shares, respectively, at cost     (4,893 )     (2,118 )
Additional paid-in capital     87,336       86,987  
Accumulated deficit     (57,048 )     (57,143 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     (50 )     (12 )
Total shareholders' equity     25,410       27,779  
             
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 49,888     $ 43,770  
             

 
WILHELMINA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME For the Years Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 (In thousands, except per share data)  
   
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    Dec 31,  2016     Dec 31,  2015     Dec 31,  2016     Dec 31,  2015  
Revenues                        
Revenues   $ 17,532       $ 19,204       $ 82,044       $ 83,309    
License fees and other income     102         46         184         491    
Total revenues     17,634         19,250         82,228         83,800    
                                 
Model costs     12,730         13,949         58,682         59,896    
                                 
Revenues net of model costs     4,904         5,301         23,546         23,904    
                                 
Operating expenses                                
Salaries and service costs     3,299         3,974         14,893         15,150    
Office and general expenses     1,380         1,496         5,647         4,976    
Amortization and depreciation     299         109         594         474    
Corporate overhead     627         200         1,395         909    
Total operating expenses     5,605         5,779         22,529         21,509    
Operating income     (701 )       (478 )       1,017         2,395    
                                 
Other income (expense):                                
Foreign exchange gain (loss)     6         1         14         (118 )  
Gain (loss) from an unconsolidated affiliate     (21 )       (22 )       (10 )       (40 )  
Interest expense     (61 )       -         (81 )       -    
Revaluation of contingent liability     -         104         (30 )       104    
Total other income (expense)     (75 )       83         (107 )       (54 )  
                                 
Income before provision for income taxes     (776 )       (395 )       910         2,341    
                                 
Provision for income taxes:                                
Current     352         278         (296 )       (208 )  
Deferred     (161 )       211         (519 )       (626 )  
Income tax (expense)     191         489         (815 )       (834 )  
                                 
Net income   $ (585 )     $ 94       $ 95       $ 1,507    
                                 
Other comprehensive income                                
Foreign currency translation income (loss)     12         (8 )       (38   )     (12 )  
Total comprehensive income   $ (573 )     $ 86       $ 57       $ 1,495    
                                 
Basic net income per common share   $ (0.11 )     $ 0.02       $ 0.02       $ 0.26    
Diluted net income per common share   $ (0.11 )     $ 0.02       $ 0.02       $ 0.25    
                                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding-basic     5,382         5,840         5,632         5,852    
Weighted average common shares outstanding-diluted     5,433         5,943         5,686         5,955    
                                 

                                               
WILHELMINA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATE STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS For the Years Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015  (In thousands)
 
    2016     2015  
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net income: $ 95     $ 1,507  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:              
Amortization and depreciation   594       474  
Share based payment expense   349       209  
Revaluation of contingent liability to seller   30       (104 )
Deferred income taxes   519       626  
Bad debt expenses   153       172  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:              
Accounts receivable   (3,916 )     (519 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   (656 )     71  
Other assets   241       (269 )
Due to models   4,472       (777 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   1,009       (906 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   2,890       484  
               
Cash flows from investing activities:              
Cash paid for business acquisition, net of cash acquired (Note 1)   -       (282 )
Purchases of property and equipment   (1,594 )     (1,028 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,594 )     (1,310 )
               
Cash flows from financing activities:              
Purchases of treasury stock   (2,775 )     (475 )
Proceeds from term loan   2,649       -  
Net cash used in financing activities   (126 )     (475 )
               
Foreign currency effect on cash flows:   (38 )     (12 )
               
Net change in cash and cash equivalents:   1,132       (1,313 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   4,556       5,869  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 5,688     $ 4,556  
               
Non-cash investing and financing activities:              
Issuance of contingent consideration to seller   -     $ 171  
               
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:              
Cash paid for interest $ 81       -  
Cash paid for income taxes $ 320     $ 284  
           

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA represent measures of financial performance that are not calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("non-GAAP financial measures"). The Company considers EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Corporate EBITDA to be important measures of performance because they:
  • are key operating metrics of the Company's business;
  • are used by management in its planning and budgeting processes and to monitor and evaluate its financial and operating results; and
  • provide stockholders and potential investors with a means to evaluate the Company's financial and operating results against other companies within the Company's industry. 

The Company's calculation of non-GAAP financial measures may not be consistent with similar calculations by other companies in the Company's industry. The Company calculates EBITDA as net income plus interest expense, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization expense.  The Company calculates "Adjusted EBITDA" as EBITDA plus foreign exchange gain/loss plus gain/loss from unconsolidated affiliate plus share-based payment expense and certain significant non-recurring items that the Company may include from time to time. The Company calculates "Pre-Corporate EBITDA" as Adjusted EBITDA plus corporate overhead expense, which includes director and executive officer compensation, legal, audit and professional fees, corporate office rent and travel.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to net and operating income as an indicator of the Company's operating performance or cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity or any other measure of performance derived in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Form 10-K Filing

Additional information concerning the Company's results of operations and financial position is included in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2017.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking" statements as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relating to the Company are based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as information currently available to the Company's management. When used in this report, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect" and "intend" and words or phrases of similar import, as they relate to the Company or Company management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, in particular, projections about the Company's future results, statements about its plans, strategies, business prospects, changes and trends in its business and the markets in which it operates. Additionally, statements concerning future matters such as gross billing levels, revenue levels, expense levels, and other statements regarding matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements. Management cautions that these forward-looking statements relate to future events or the Company's future financial performance and are subject to business, economic, and other risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements of its business or its industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected or intended. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements.  As a result, no person should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

About Wilhelmina International, Inc. ( www.wilhelmina.com):

Wilhelmina, and its other subsidiaries, is an international full-service fashion model and talent management service, specializing in the representation and management of leading models, celebrities, artists, photographers, athletes, and content creators. Established in 1967 by fashion model Wilhelmina Cooper, Wilhelmina is one of the oldest and largest fashion model management companies in the world. Wilhelmina, a publicly traded company, is headquartered in New York and, since its founding, has grown to include operations in Los Angeles, Miami, London and Chicago. Wilhelmina also owns Aperture, a talent and commercial agency located in New York and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.wilhelmina.com and follow @WilhelminaModels.
CONTACT: Investor RelationsWilhelmina International, Inc.214-661-7488ir@wilhelmina.com

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