Dolphin Entertainment Q2 2022 Revenue Increases 19% YoY to $10.3M

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / August 15, 2022 / Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLPN), a leading entertainment marketing and premium content production company, announces its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

"We recorded our fifth straight quarter of double-digit YoY revenue growth, up 19% to $10.3 million, and we're on pace to cross $40.0 million in annual revenue this year" said Bill O'Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment. "In terms of key profit metrics, operating income was $488,958 during the second quarter and we continue to expect to generate a larger annual EBITDA profit in 2022 than we did last year, despite our increased investment in 2.0 opportunities."

Mr. O'Dowd continued, "Speaking of Dolphin 2.0 investments, in May we announced our first such opportunity in our legacy content vertical with a multi-year agreement with IMAX to co-produce feature documentaries. "Blue Angels," our first project with IMAX, is already in production, and has a planned H2 2023 theatrical release. In June, we announced a full slate of NFT projects we expect to be released this year. And we continue to be excited by our investment in Crafthouse Cocktails, which is continuing to pick up available locations across the country, and now also internationally with its first distribution deals in London."

Mr. O'Dowd added, "We are also nearing the highly-anticipated opening of Midnight Theatre, a beautiful, state-of-the-art variety theater in the heart of Manhattan, that is one of our 2.0 investments. Last month, Hidden Leaf, a pan-Asian restaurant within Midnight Theatre from acclaimed restaurateur Josh Cohen opened. And Midnight Theatre, prior to its official opening in September, recently held the first of many private events, with the premier of Kevin Durant's basketball documentary, "NYC Point Gods."

"We couldn't be more excited for the balance of the year and onward, as our core business grows, our equity investments take flight, and we continue to evaluate M&A and additional 2.0 investments," concluded Mr. O'Dowd.

Q2 2022 and Recent Highlights

  • Total Q2 2022 revenue increased 19% to $10.3 million as compared to $8.6 million in Q2 2021;
  • Operating income for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, of $488,958, includes non-cash items from depreciation and amortization of $415,547, a gain in the change of fair value of contingent consideration of $670,878 and an impairment of the right-of-use asset in the amount of $98,857 related to the sublease of one of Dolphin's offices as compared to operating income of $221,293 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, which included non-cash items from depreciation and amortization of $478,270 and a gain in the change of fair value of contingent consideration of $165,000.
  • Net Income for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 of $612,008 includes non-cash items from (i) depreciation and amortization of $415,547, (ii) a gain in the change of fair value of contingent consideration of $670,878, (iii) an impairment of the right-of-use asset in the amount of $98,857, and (iv) a gain in the change of fair value of warrants and convertible notes of $279,022, compared to net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 of $1,349,942 which includes non-cash items from (i) depreciation and amortization of $478,270, (ii) a gain in the change of fair value of contingent consideration of $165,000, iii) a gain in the change of fair value of warrants and convertible notes of $333,974 (iv) and a net gain of $1.0 million from the extinguishment of debt.
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $7.2 million as of June 30, 2022 as compared to $9.3 million as of June 30, 2021.
  • Working capital surplus as of June 30, 2022 of $3.5 million, compared to a working capital surplus of $1.3 million as of June 30, 2021.
  • 42West clients received 97 Emmy Nominations, which included our work on the Prime Video series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" which led to 12 nominations and the acclaimed documentary "Lucy and Desi" which earned a total of six nominations. Other nominated projects in which we worked in various capacities include ABC's "The Conners," Apple TV+'s "Central Park," F/X's "Impeachment: An American Crime Story," Fox's "Call Me Kat," "The Masked Singer," "9-1-1: Lone Star" and "The Simpsons," HBO/HBO Max's "100 Foot Wave," "Barry," A Black Lady Sketch Show," "The Flight Attendant", "Peacemaker" and "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty," NBC's "American Song Contest," Netflix's "Arcane," Paramount +'s "Star Trek: Picard," "Goliath" and "A Very British Scandal," Showtime's "Ray Donovan: The Movie" and "Yellowjackets" TBS' "Conan" and TNT's "Snowpiercer."
  • 42West client Tom Cruise debuted "Top Gun: Maverick" over Memorial Day weekend, marking his biggest opening weekend ever, and the largest domestic Memorial Day opening in history, grossing $160.5 million. The film has performed remarkably well this summer, and has now passed $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office.
  • Pan-Asian restaurant Hidden Leaf (at The Midnight Theatre in Manhattan West) opened on July 6. Dolphin Entertainment manages all aspects of publicity and marketing for Midnight Theatre and Hidden Leaf, as well as facilitates talent and commercial relationships within the entertainment and culinary industries.
  • Dolphin Entertainment investment, Midnight Theatre, christened the venue with its first of many private events prior to its official opening this fall. The event was a film screening of Brooklyn Nets superstar and 35V and Boardroom co-founder Kevin Durant's documentary NYC Point Gods. NYC Point Gods profiles the highly influential 80s and 90s NYC hoops legends that emerged out of New York City, highlighting some of the most famous point guards in New York City history, including Rafer Alston, Kenny Anderson, Mark Jackson, Stephon Marbury, God Shammgod, Kenny Smith, Rod Strickland and Dwayne "Pearl" Washington.
  • IMAX Corporation and Dolphin Entertainment greenlit their first project, Blue Angels, since entering into a multi-year agreement to jointly finance the development and production of a slate of feature-length documentaries for the global market. Blue Angels, co-produced with JJ Abrams, Bad Robot Productions and Zipper Bros Films is currently in production, and is scheduled for a H2 2023 release.
  • Web3 marketing, consulting and communications agency, We Come In Peace (WCIP), has developed a full slate of metaverse related clients and NFT projects to be released this year, including ones with supermodel Bella Hadid and celebrity chefs and restaurateurs Tom Colicchio and Spike Mendelsohn.

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About Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. Through our subsidiaries 42West, The Door, Shore Fire Media and B/HI (a division of 42West), 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. All three PR firms have been ranked among the most recent Observer's "Power 50" PR Firms in the United States. 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, and has recently entered into a multi-year agreement with IMAX to co-produce feature documentaries. In early 2022, Dolphin launched WCIP (pronounced We Come In Peace), its new marketing, consulting and communications agency focused solely on developing and marketing blockchain, metaverse and Web3 projects and initiatives, for both current and future clients, as well as wholly-owned project investments. To learn more, visit:

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.

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

As of June 30, 2022 As of December 31, 2021

Cash and cash equivalents
$7,185,628 $7,688,743
Restricted cash
541,883 541,883
Accounts receivable
Trade, net of allowance of $577,029 and $471,535, respectively
4,378,007 4,513,179
Other receivable
1,816,857 3,583,357
Notes receivable
3,362,154 1,510,137
Other current assets
387,229 450,060
Total current assets
17,671,758 18,287,359
Capitalized production costs, net
582,412 137,235
Employee receivable
492,085 366,085
Right-of-use asset
5,244,969 6,129,411
20,021,357 20,021,357
Intangible assets, net
5,458,401 6,142,067
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net
384,445 473,662
Other long term assets
2,681,228 1,234,275
Total Assets
$52,536,655 $52,791,451
Accounts payable
$881,568 $942,085
Notes payable, current portion
513,183 307,685
Contingent consideration
500,000 600,000
Accrued interest - related party
1,556,546 1,621,437
Accrued compensation - related party
2,625,000 2,625,000
Lease liability, current portion
1,610,779 1,600,107
Deferred revenue
1,189,442 406,373
Other current liabilities
5,330,836 6,850,584
Total current liabilities
14,207,354 14,953,271
Notes payable
410,959 868,959
Convertible notes payable
2,900,000 2,900,000
Convertible notes payable at fair value
466,255 998,135
Loan from related party
1,107,873 1,107,873
Contingent consideration
210,000 3,684,221
Lease liability
4,309,081 5,132,895
Deferred tax liability
90,655 76,207
Warrant liability
40,000 135,000
Other noncurrent liabilities
18,915 -
Total Liabilities
23,761,092 29,856,561
Preferred Stock, Series C, $0.001 par value, 50,000 authorized, issued and outstanding at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.
1,000 1,000
Common stock, $0.015 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 9,551,958 and 8,020,381 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.
143,280 120,306
Additional paid in capital
133,246,100 127,247,928
Accumulated deficit
(104,614,817) (104,434,344)
Total Stockholders' Equity
$28,775,563 $22,934,890
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
$52,536,655 $52,791,451

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,

2022 2021 2022 2021
$10,290,626 $8,643,244 $19,467,735 $15,820,361
Direct costs
939,389 833,511 2,022,279 1,583,931
Payroll and benefits
6,983,804 5,622,468 13,930,426 10,892,831
Selling, general and administrative
1,519,835 1,194,704 3,039,605 2,718,658
Depreciation and amortization
415,547 478,270 832,785 960,982
Change in fair value of contingent consideration
(670,878) (165,000) (1,434,778) 200,000
Legal and professional
613,971 457,998 1,552,186 802,606
Total expenses
9,801,668 8,421,951 19,942,503 17,159,008
Income (loss) from operations
488,958 221,293 (474,768) (1,338,647)

Other income (expenses):
Gain on extinguishment of debt
- 1,012,973 - 955,610
Loss on disposal of fixed assets
- (48,461) - (48,461)
Change in fair value of convertible notes
244,022 268,974 531,880 (602,475)
Change in fair value of warrants
35,000 65,000 95,000 (2,497,877)
Change in fair value of put rights
- - - (71,106)
Acquisition costs
- - - (22,907)
Interest expense
(125,348) (169,837) (274,737) (335,031)
Total other income (expenses), net
153,674 1,128,649 352,143 (2,622,247)
Income (loss) before income taxes and equity in losses of unconsolidated affiliates
642,632 1,349,942 (122,625) (3,960,894)
Income tax (expense) benefit
(7,224) - (14,448) 38,851
Net income (loss) before equity in losses of unconsolidated affilates
635,408 1,349,942 (137,073) (3,922,043)
Equty in losses of unconsolidated affiliates
(23,400) - (43,400) -
Net income (loss)
$612,008 $1,349,942 $(180,473) $(3,922,043)

Loss per share - Basic
$0.06 $0.17 $(0.02) $(0.53)
Loss per share - Diluted
$0.04 $0.13 $(0.09) $(0.53)

Weighted average number of shares used in per share calculation
9,498,266 7,664,000 9,113,252 7,456,360
9,626,143 7,913,396 9,890,621 7,456,360

SOURCE: Dolphin Entertainment

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