Release - Bowlero Corp. Announces Outstanding Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022
Bowlero Corp. Announces Outstanding Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022
- Revenue totaled
nearly $258 million, growing $145.6 million or 129.8% year over year,
$52.8 million or 25.8% relative to pre-pandemic performance, and $24.1
million or 12.2% on a same-store basis vs. pre-pandemic. 1 Revenue trends
accelerated through the week ended April 24, 2022 (see chart below).
- Net Loss for the
quarter of $18.0 million was driven primarily by $66.6 million of non-cash
expenses related to the increase in the value of earnouts and warrants, as
well as $3.4 million of transactional expenses related to the business
combination. Net Income for the quarter, adjusted for these items was
$52.0 million vs. a net loss of $23.1 million in the prior year. 2
- Adjusted EBITDA
of $108.4 million increased $81.0 million or 295.7% vs. prior year's
quarter, and grew $41.0 million or 60.9% relative to pre-pandemic
- Trailing twelve
month ("TTM") Net Loss of $50.3 million was driven primarily by
expenses related to the successful de-SPAC transaction, which include
$42.2 million in share based compensation and $32.5 million in transactional
expenses, as well as $44.1 million of non-cash expenses related to the
increase in the value of earnouts and warrants. TTM Net Income, adjusted
for these items was $68.5 million. 2
Adjusted EBITDA of $276.3 million exceeded pre-pandemic performance by
- Repurchased 109,754 shares of
Class A common stock and 2,690,272 warrants.
- Announced the redemption of all outstanding publicly traded and privately held warrants, which is planned to be completed on May 16, 2022.
RICHMOND, Va., May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bowlero Corp. (NYSE: BOWL) (“Bowlero” or the “Company”), the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling centers, today provided financial results for the 2022 fiscal year third quarter, which ended on March 27, 2022. Bowlero announced that it grew revenue in the quarter to nearly $258 million, driven by strong growth in both walk in retail and event revenue. Total revenue grew by 25.8% compared to pre-pandemic performance and by 129.8% on a year-over-year basis. Same-store sales rose by 12.2% relative to pre-pandemic.1
“We are extremely pleased with our performance in the quarter. As our record quarterly generation of Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA demonstrate, Bowlero has never been stronger than it is today. We are more committed than ever to executing our growth strategy, and we are thrilled to continue to welcome our guests to a delightful experience,” said Tom Shannon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
- Significant growth in Revenue during the quarter, totaling nearly $258 million, up 25.8% relative to pre-pandemic performance and 129.8% on a year-over-year basis; 12.2% on a same-store basis vs. pre-pandemic performance.1
- Net Loss for the quarter of $18.0 million was driven primarily by $66.6 million of non-cash expenses related to the increase in the value of earnouts and warrants, as well as $3.4 million in transactional expenses related to the business combination. Net Income, adjusted for these items was $52.0 million vs. a net loss of $23.1 million in the prior year.2
- Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter grew to $108.4 million, up 60.9% relative to pre-pandemic performance and 295.7% vs. prior year.2
- TTM Adjusted EBITDA of $276.3 million exceeded pre-pandemic performance by 58.9%. 2
- TTM Net Loss of $50.3 million was driven primarily by expenses related to the successful de-SPAC transaction, which include $42.2 million in share based compensation and $32.5 million in transactional expenses, as well as $44.1 million of non-cash expenses related to the increase in the value of earnouts and warrants. TTM Net Income, adjusted for these items was $68.5 million. 2
- Cash generated from Operations during the quarter was $83.6 million.
“We saw an acceleration of growth as the quarter progressed, driven by the waning impact of Omicron and COVID restrictions being eased,” said Brett Parker, President and CFO of Bowlero Corp. “In addition to continued strong growth in walk in retail revenue, we also saw growth in total event revenue for the first quarter since the onset of COVID. While growing revenue, we also expanded Adjusted EBITDA margin from the pre-COVID levels by 918 basis points. As a result, we posted our highest Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA generated in any quarter, as well as any nine month or TTM period in our history.”
Total Bowling Center Revenue Performance Trend 3
Chart for Bowlero Corporation Revenue Performance Summary vs. Pre-COVID Performance:
* The revenue performance for the week ended 10/31/21 was negatively impacted by Halloween falling on the weekend.
* The revenue performance for the week ended 12/26/21 was negatively impacted by Christmas Day falling on the weekend.
* The revenue performance for the week ended 2/13/22 was negatively impacted by the shift in Super Bowl Sunday.
1 Same-store sales are measured by comparing revenues for centers open for the entire duration of both the current and comparable measurement periods. The pre-pandemic comparable period for current quarter is the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
2 "GAAP" stands for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the U.S. Please see the sections of this document titled "GAAP Financial Information" and "GAAP to non-GAAP Reconciliations" for more information on the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP measures. Certain figures in the tables throughout this document may not foot due to rounding.
3 Total Bowling Center Revenue excludes closed bowling center activity and media revenue, which is also a component of our bowling operations. For weeks between 9/5/21 and 12/26/21 and between 3/6/22 and 4/17/22, the percentages above are calculated by comparing each week to the comparable week in 2019. For weeks between 1/2/22 and 2/27/22, the percentages above are calculated by comparing each week to the comparable week in 2020. Data for all weeks following the close of the quarter ended on 3/27/22 are preliminary.
Listeners may access an investor webcast hosted by Bowlero. The webcast and results presentation will be accessible at 5:30 PM ET on May 11, 2022 in the Events & Presentations section of the Bowlero Investor Relations website at https://ir.bowlerocorp.com/overview/default.aspx.
Bowlero Corp. is the worldwide leader in bowling entertainment. With more than 300 bowling centers across North America, Bowlero Corp. serves more than 26 million guests each year through a family of brands that includes Bowlero, Bowlmor Lanes, and AMF. Bowlero Corp. is also home to the Professional Bowlers Association, which it acquired in 2019 and which boasts thousands of members and millions of fans across the globe. For more information on Bowlero Corp., please visit BowleroCorp.com.
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