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Bowlero Corp. Announces Strong Financial Results For The Second Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2022

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Bowlero Corp. Announces Strong Financial Results For The Second Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2022

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  • Significant growth in Revenue, totaling over $200 million, grew 177.3% year over year and 11% relative to pre-pandemic performance; 1.6% on a same-store basis vs. pre-pandemic levels.

  • Net Loss for the Quarter of $34.5 million was driven primarily by expenses related to the successful de-SPAC transaction, which include $29.1 million in transactional expenses and $42.2 million in share based compensation, partially offset by $22.5 million in income related to the change in the fair value of earnouts and warrants. Net Income for the quarter, adjusted for these items was $14.4 million vs. a net loss of $49.1 million in the prior year. 1

  • Adjusted EBITDA grew to $66.8 million, up 26.2% relative to pre-pandemic performance and $70.5 million vs. prior fiscal year. 1

  • Trailing fifty-two week Net Loss was $55.4 million. Trailing fifty-two week Adjusted EBITDA of $195.3 million exceeded pre-pandemic levels by 12.3%. 1

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 09, 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 second quarter, which ended on December 26, 2021. Bowlero announced that it grew revenue in the quarter to over $200 million, driven by strong growth in walk in retail revenue. Total revenue grew by 11% compared to pre-pandemic levels and by 177.3% on a year-over-year basis. Same-store sales rose by 1.6% relative to pre-pandemic levels.

“As we enter the new calendar year, we are excited to see our bowling centers filled with guests and we look forward to continuing to provide the best-in-class bowling experience that they have to come to expect from Bowlero”, said Tom Shannon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Second Quarter Financial Summary

  • Significant growth in Revenue, totaling over $200 million, up 11% relative to pre-pandemic performance and 177.3% on a year-over-year basis; 1.6% on a same-store basis vs. pre-pandemic levels despite headwinds of Omicron, and Halloween and Christmas falling on weekends.
  • Net Loss for the Quarter of $34.5 million was driven primarily by expenses related to the successful de-SPAC transaction, which include $29.1 million in transactional expenses and $42.2 million in share based compensation, partially offset by $22.5 million in income related to the change in the fair value of earnouts and warrants. Net Income for the quarter, adjusted for these items was $14.4 million vs. a net loss of $49.1 million in the prior year.1
  • Adjusted EBITDA grew to $66.8 million, up 26.2% relative to pre-pandemic performance and $70.5 million vs. prior fiscal year.1
  • Trailing fifty-two week Net Loss was $55.4 million. Trailing fifty-two week Adjusted EBITDA of $195.3 million exceeded pre-pandemic levels by 12.3%.1
  • Cash generated from Operations was $27.7 million.

Bowlero Corp. also grew its bowling center portfolio during the quarter by adding five new bowling centers in the United States – consisting of three acquisitions of centers in Spring Hill, FL, Port St. Lucie, FL, and Vacaville, CA, along with the opening of two newly constructed centers in Oxnard, CA and Tysons Corner, VA.

“We are continuing to see significant growth, both organically, through same-store improvements, and inorganically, through unit additions,” said Brett Parker, President and CFO of Bowlero Corp. “The revenue growth in the second quarter came despite the recent COVID wave disrupting what is typically a corporate event-heavy quarter. Additionally, both Halloween and Christmas being celebrated on Saturdays negatively impacted our revenue in the quarter. Nevertheless, we still had one of our highest grossing quarters of all time, produced powerful growth in Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA, and generated nearly $28 million in cash from operations.”

Total Bowling Center Revenue 2 Performance Trend

Chart for Bowlero Corporation Revenue Performance Summary vs. Pre-COVID Performance:
https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/6c174dbe-cd68-4a36-bc8f-d4dfcb649562

Investor Webcast Information
Listeners may access an investor webcast hosted by Bowlero. The webcast and results presentation will be accessible today at 5:30 PM ET in the Events & Presentations section of the Bowlero Investor Relations website at https://ir.bowlerocorp.com/overview/default.aspx

About Bowlero Corp.
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.

Forward Looking Statements

Some of the statements contained in this press release are 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. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and, in each case, their negative or other various or comparable terminology and include preliminary results. These forward-looking statements reflect our views with respect to future events as of the date of this release and are based on our management’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts, projections, assumptions, beliefs and information. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. All such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control, and could cause future events or results to be materially different from those stated or implied in this document. It is not possible to predict or identify all such risks. These risks include, but are not limited to: the impact of COVID-19 or other adverse public health developments on our business; our ability to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers, compete within our industry and retain our key employees; changes in consumer preferences and buying patterns; the possibility that we may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; the risk that the market for our entertainment offerings may not develop on the timeframe or in the manner that we currently anticipate; general economic conditions and uncertainties affecting markets in which we operate and economic volatility that could adversely impact our business, including the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors described under the section titled “Risk Factors” in the registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) by the Company, as well as other filings that the Company will make, or has made, with the SEC, such as Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this press release and in other filings. We expressly disclaim any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

GAAP Financial Statements

Bowlero Corp.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(UNAUDITED)
         
    December 26, 2021   June 27, 2021
         
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 115,659   $ 187,093  
Accounts and notes receivable, net of allowance for doubtful        
accounts of $200 and $204, respectively   4,458     3,300  
Inventories, net   10,397     8,310  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   12,088     8,056  
Assets held-for-sale   14,281     686  
Total current assets   156,883     207,445  
         
Property and equipment, net   514,991     415,661  
Internal use software, net   9,866     9,062  
Property and equipment under capital leases, net   280,324     284,077  
Intangible assets, net   96,517     96,057  
Goodwill   739,011     726,156  
Investment in joint venture   1,168     1,230  
Other assets   42,450     42,550  
Total assets $ 1,841,210   $ 1,782,238  
         
Liabilities, Mezzanine Equity and Stockholders’ Deficit        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable $ 37,974   $ 29,489  
Accrued expenses   69,690     63,650  
Current maturities of long-term debt   4,983     5,058  
Other current liabilities   8,185     9,176  
Total current liabilities   120,832     107,373  
         
Long-term debt, net   869,606     870,528  
Long-term obligations under capital leases   386,989     374,598  
Earnout liability   158,572      
Warrant liability   22,495      
Other long-term liabilities   80,857     87,749  
Deferred income tax liabilities   14,234     11,867  
Total liabilities   1,653,585     1,452,115  
         
Mezzanine Equity        
Series A preferred stock – Old Bowlero       141,162  
         
Series A preferred stock   200,000      
         
Redeemable Class A common stock – Old Bowlero       464,827  
         
Stockholders’ deficit:        
Class A common stock   11     10  
Class B common stock   6      
Additional paid-in capital   294,828      
Accumulated deficit   (301,807 )   (266,472 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (5,413 )   (9,404 )
Total stockholders’ deficit   (12,375 )   (275,866 )
         
    Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and stockholders’ deficit $ 1,841,210   $ 1,782,238  
         

 

  Bowlero Corp.
  Consolidated Statements of Operations
  (Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
  (UNAUDITED)
               
      Three Months Ended
      December 26, 2021   December 27, 2020   December 29, 2019
               
  Revenues $ 205,190     73,988     184,842  
               
  Costs of revenues   141,383     86,045     132,843  
               
  Gross profit (loss)   63,807     (12,057 )   51,999  
               
  Operating (income) expenses:            
  Selling, general and administrative expenses 93,283     16,481     25,162  
  Loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets   (124 )   (142 )   219  
  Income from joint venture   (79 )   (40 )   (60 )
  Management fee income   (109 )   (13 )   (166 )
  Other expense (income)   3,520     (1,565 )   438  
  Total operating expense, net   96,491     14,721     25,593  
               
  Operating (loss) income   (32,684 )   (26,778 )   26,406  
               
  Nonoperating (income) expenses:            
  Interest expense, net   23,880     22,253     19,805  
  Change in fair value of earnout shares   (22,542 )        
  Change in fair value of warrant liability   70          
  Total nonoperating expense, net   1,408     22,253     19,805  
               
  Loss before income tax expense (benefit) (34,092 )   (49,031 )   6,601  
               
  Income tax expense (benefit)   362     106     153  
               
  Net loss $ (34,454 ) $ (49,137 )   6,448  
               

 

Bowlero Corp.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Amounts in thousands)
(UNAUDITED)
    Six Months Ended
    December 26, 2021   December 27, 2020
         
Net cash provided (used) by operating activities $ 59,285   $ (11,599 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (160,848 )   (18,702 )
Net cash provided by financing activities   30,213     38,883  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (84 )   (81 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and equivalents   (71,434 )   8,501  
         
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   187,093     140,705  
         
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   115,659     149,206  
         


GAAP to non-GAAP Reconciliations

  ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION
  Thirteen week Net (loss) income and Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands) December 26, 2021 December 27, 2020 December 29, 2019
Net (loss) income   (34,454 )     (49,137 )     6,448  
Adjustments:      
Interest expense   23,880     22,253     19,805  
Income tax expense (benefit)   362     106     153  
Depreciation and amortization   25,660     22,538     21,772  
Share-based compensation   42,555     696     852  
Closed center EBITDA [1]   398     904     1,885  
Foreign currency exchange (gain) loss   86     (195)     (236)  
Asset disposition loss (gain)   (123)     (142)     219  
Transactional and other advisory costs [2]   29,149     731     1,087  
Charges attributed to new initiatives [3]   65     116     230  
Extraordinary unusual non-recurring losses [4]   1,662     (1,647)     673  
Changes in the value of earnouts and warrants   (22,472)     0     0  
ADJUSTED EBITDA   $ 66,768     ($3,777 )     $52,888  
       
SG&A Expense   $20,219     $13,241     $19,617  
Media & Other Income   ($4,228)     ($305)     ($316)  
CENTER EBITDA   $82,759     $9,159     $72,190  
Rent Expense   $15,730     $13,267     $14,239  
CENTER EBITDAR   $98,489     $22,426     $86,429  

1 The closed center adjustment is to remove EBITDA for closed centers. Closed centers are those centers that are closed for a variety of reasons, including permanent closure, newly acquired or built centers prior to opening, centers closed for renovation or rebranding and conversion. Closed centers do not include centers closed in compliance with local, state and federal government restrictions due to COVID-19. If a center is not open on the last day of the reporting period, it will be considered closed for that reporting period. If the center is closed on the first day of the reporting period for permanent closure, the center will be considered closed for that reporting period.

2 The adjustment for transaction costs and other advisory costs is to remove charges incurred in connection with any transaction, including mergers, acquisitions, refinancing, amendment or modification to indebtedness, dispositions and costs in connection with an initial public offering, in each case, regardless of whether consummated.

3 The adjustment for charges is to remove charges attributed to new initiatives include charges with the undertaking and/or implementation of new initiatives, business optimization activities, cost savings initiatives, cost rationalization programs, operating expense reductions and/or synergies and/or similar initiatives and/or programs (including in connection with any integration, restructuring or transition, any reconstruction, decommissioning, recommissioning or reconfiguration of fixed assets for alternative uses, any office or facility opening and/or pre-opening), including any inventory optimization program and/or any curtailment, any business optimization charge, any restructuring charge (including any charges relating to any tax restructuring), any charge relating to the closure or consolidation of any office or facility (including but not limited to rent termination costs, moving costs and legal costs), any systems implementation charge, any severance charge, any one time compensation charge, any charge relating to entry into a new market, any charge relating to any strategic initiative or contract, any charge relating to any entry into new markets and contracts, any lease run-off charge, any charge associated with improvements to information technology (IT) or accounting functions, losses related to temporary decreases in work volume and expenses related to maintaining underutilized personnel, any charge relating to a new contract, any consulting charge and/or any corporate development charge; provided, that, in the case of any such charge, the results of any such action relating to such charge are projected by in good faith to be achieved within 24 months of the undertaking.

4 The adjustment for extraordinary unusual non-recurring gains or losses is to remove extraordinary gains and losses, which include any gain or charge from any extraordinary item as determined in good faith by the Company and/or any non-recurring or unusual item as determined in good faith by the Company and/or any charge associated with and/or payment of any legal settlement, fine, judgment or order.

Chart for Trailing Fifty-Two Week Net Loss & Adjusted EBITDA is available at
https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d77b5c05-9244-4376-b674-a51da0db1868

 

TRAILING 52-WEEK ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION
Fifty-two week Net (loss) income and Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands) December 29, 2019 December 27, 2020 March 28, 2021 June 27, 2021 September 26, 2021 December 26, 2021
Net (loss) income   (1,841 )     (167,530 )     (197,748 )     (126,461 )     (70,125 )     (55,442 )  
Adjustments:            
Interest expense   69,903     84,598     86,352     88,857     90,612     92,239  
Income tax expense (benefit)   1,803     8,187     7,927     (1,035)     (7,403)     (7,147)  
Depreciation and amortization   89,264     91,349     91,411     91,851     92,241     95,363  
Share-based compensation   3,406     3,255     3,226     3,164     3,116     44,975  
Closed center EBITDA [1]   (400)     3,482     3,259     4,039     3,880     3,374  
Foreign currency exchange (gain) loss   (225)     59     (146)     (188)     (155)     126  
Asset disposition loss (gain)   5,247     920     613     (46)     (77)     (58)  
Transactional and other advisory costs [2]   3,041     5,208     5,573     10,737     12,056     40,474  
Charges attributed to new initiatives [3]   1,020     543     500     531     540     489  
Extraordinary unusual non-recurring losses [4]   2,680     (2,501)     360     1,670     65     3,374  
Changes in the value of earnouts and warrants   0     0     0     0     0     (22,472)  
ADJUSTED EBITDA   $ 173,898     $ 27,570     $ 1,327     $ 73,119     $ 124,750     $ 195,295  

1 The closed center adjustment is to remove EBITDA for closed centers. Closed centers are those centers that are closed for a variety of reasons, including permanent closure, newly acquired or built centers prior to opening, centers closed for renovation or rebranding and conversion. Closed centers do not include centers closed in compliance with local, state and federal government restrictions due to COVID-19. If a center is not open on the last day of the reporting period, it will be considered closed for that reporting period. If the center is closed on the first day of the reporting period for permanent closure, the center will be considered closed for that reporting period.

2 The adjustment for transaction costs and other advisory costs is to remove charges incurred in connection with any transaction, including mergers, acquisitions, refinancing, amendment or modification to indebtedness, dispositions and costs in connection with an initial public offering, in each case, regardless of whether consummated.

3 The adjustment for charges is to remove charges attributed to new initiatives include charges with the undertaking and/or implementation of new initiatives, business optimization activities, cost savings initiatives, cost rationalization programs, operating expense reductions and/or synergies and/or similar initiatives and/or programs (including in connection with any integration, restructuring or transition, any reconstruction, decommissioning, recommissioning or reconfiguration of fixed assets for alternative uses, any office or facility opening and/or pre-opening), including any inventory optimization program and/or any curtailment, any business optimization charge, any restructuring charge (including any charges relating to any tax restructuring), any charge relating to the closure or consolidation of any office or facility (including but not limited to rent termination costs, moving costs and legal costs), any systems implementation charge, any severance charge, any one time compensation charge, any charge relating to entry into a new market, any charge relating to any strategic initiative or contract, any charge relating to any entry into new markets and contracts, any lease run-off charge, any charge associated with improvements to information technology (IT) or accounting functions, losses related to temporary decreases in work volume and expenses related to maintaining underutilized personnel, any charge relating to a new contract, any consulting charge and/or any corporate development charge; provided, that, in the case of any such charge, the results of any such action relating to such charge are projected by in good faith to be achieved within 24 months of the undertaking.

4 The adjustment for extraordinary unusual non-recurring gains or losses is to remove extraordinary gains and losses, which include any gain or charge from any extraordinary item as determined in good faith by the Company and/or any non-recurring or unusual item as determined in good faith by the Company and/or any charge associated with and/or payment of any legal settlement, fine, judgment or order.

 

NORMALIZED NET INCOME RECONCILIATION
Thirteen week Net (loss) income
(in thousands) December 26, 2021
Net (loss) income ($ 34,454 )  
   
Share-based compensation – de-SPAC $42,212  
Change in FV of earnouts and warrants ($22,472)  
Transactional and other advisory costs – de-SPAC $29,149  
   
Normalized Net Income $ 14,435  
   

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To provide investors with information in addition to our results as determined under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), we disclose net income, normalized for extraordinary and non-recurring items related to the de-SPAC transaction, Adjusted EBITDA and trailing fifty-two week Adjusted EBITDA as “non-GAAP measures” which management believes provide useful information to investors because each measure assists both investors and management in analyzing and benchmarking the performance and value of our business. Accordingly, management believes that these measurements are useful for comparing general operating performance from period to period, and management relies on these measures for planning and forecasting of future periods. Additionally, these measures allow management to compare our results with those of other companies that have different financing and capital structures. These measures are not financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for revenue, net income, net cash provided (used) by operating activities or any other operating performance or liquidity measure calculated in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies.

Net income normalized for extraordinary and non-recurring items related to the de-SPAC transaction represents Net income (loss) before share-based compensation issued in connection with the Company’s de-SPAC transaction and transaction and other advisory costs related to the de-SPAC transaction. Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”) represents Net income (loss) before Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, Share-based Compensation, EBITDA from Closed Centers, Foreign Currency Exchange Loss (Gain), Asset Disposition Loss (Gain), Transactional and other advisory costs, Charges attributed to new initiatives, Extraordinary unusual non-recurring gains or losses and Changes in the value of earnouts and warrants. Trailing fifty-two week Adjusted EBITDA represents Adjusted EBITDA over the most recent fifty-two week period.

The Company considers net income normalized for extraordinary and non-recurring items related to the de-SPAC transaction as an important financial measure because it provides an indicator of performance that is not affected by fluctuations in certain costs or other items. However, this measure has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are that it does not reflect every cash expenditure and is not adjusted for all non-cash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows.

The Company considers Adjusted EBITDA as an important financial measure because it provides a financial measure of the quality of the Company’s earnings. Other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, which might limit its usefulness as a comparative measure. Adjusted EBITDA is used by management in addition to and in conjunction with the results presented in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, we believe trailing fifty-two week Adjusted EBITDA provides the current run-rate for trending purposes, rather than annualizing the respective quarters, as the Company’s business is seasonal, with the second and third fiscal quarters being higher than the first and last quarters.

We have presented Adjusted EBITDA solely as a supplemental disclosure because we believe it allows for a more complete analysis of results of operations and assists investors and analysts in comparing our operating performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance, such as Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, Share-based Compensation, EBITDA from Closed Centers, Foreign Currency Exchange Loss (Gain), Asset Disposition Loss (Gain), Transactional and other advisory costs, Charges attributed to new initiatives, Extraordinary unusual non-recurring gains or losses and Changes in the value of earnouts and warrants.

Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are that Adjusted EBITDA and trailing fifty-two week Adjusted EBITDA:

  • do not reflect every expenditure, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • do not reflect changes in our working capital needs;
  • do not reflect the interest expense, or the amounts necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our outstanding debt;
  • do not reflect income tax (benefit) expense, and because the payment of taxes is part of our operations, tax expense is a necessary element of our costs and ability to operate;
  • do not reflect non-cash equity compensation, which will remain a key element of our overall equity based compensation package; and
  • do not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations.

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1 “GAAP” stands for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the U.S. Please see the sections of this document titled “GAAP Financial Statements” 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.
2 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, the percentages above are calculated by comparing each week to the comparable week in 2019. For weeks after 12/26/21, 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 12/26/21 are preliminary.

Source: Bowlero Corp

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