Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

XCEL BRANDS ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2016 FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

Company Achieves Third Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Annual Revenue Growth Up 18% to $32.8 Million

 

2016 GAAP Net Income of $2.7 million; Non-GAAP Net Income of $4.9 Million


2016 Adjusted EBITDA of $8.5 Million

 

NEW YORK, NY (March 21, 2017) – Xcel Brands, Inc.

(NASDAQ: XELB) (“Xcel” or the “Company”), a media and brand management company, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

 

“This was a transformative year for us in which we achieved another year of double-digit revenue growth while continuing to make progress on our strategic plan to better position the company for long-term growth,” said Robert W. D'Loren, Xcel's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Despite a retail environment challenged by an unprecedented cycle of change, we continue to believe our business model has us well-positioned to deliver solutions for today’s challenges.” He further stated, “I am pleased with the expansion of our department store business with our H Halston brand at Dillard’s. We are beginning to see the return on investment from our short lead time production platform.”

 

Full Year 2016 Results

Total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2016 increased 18% to $32.8 million, compared with $27.7 million in the prior year.

 

GAAP net income was $2.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with GAAP net income of $2.6 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the prior year. After adjusting for certain cash and non-cash items, non-GAAP net income for the year ended December 31, 2016 decreased approximately 21% to $4.9 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared with $6.3 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, in the prior year. These results are primarily reflective of increased staffing and scaling of our operations and infrastructure in order to support growth in our business.

 

Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2016 decreased by $0.8 million or approximately 8% to $8.5 million, compared with $9.3 million in the prior year.

 

See reconciliation tables below for non-GAAP metrics. These non-GAAP metrics may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies and should only be used in conjunction with our results reported according to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Any financial measure other than those prepared in accordance with GAAP should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

The Company's balance sheet at December 31, 2016 remains strong, with stockholders' equity of $106.2 million, cash and cash equivalents of approximately $14.1 million, and working capital of approximately $11.5 million.

 


The following information was filed by Xcel Brands, Inc. (XELB) on Thursday, March 23, 2017 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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