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Aug. 6, 2020, 8:30 a.m. EDT

Waitr Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

Waitr Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201383418/composite WTRH -1.81% (“Waitr” or the “Company”), a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 Highlights

  • Revenue for the second quarter of 2020 was $60.5 million, compared to $51.3 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 18%.

  • Net income for the second quarter of 2020 was $10.7 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $24.9 million, or a loss of $0.32 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2019, a change of $35.6 million.

  • Adjusted EBITDA [1] for the second quarter of 2020 was $16.7 million, compared to a loss of $14.9 million in the second quarter of 2019, a change of $31.6 million.

  • As of July 31, 2020, cash on hand was $87.3 million.

  • On August 3, 2020, the Company prepaid $10.5 million in debt in exchange for a rate decrease of 200 basis points for 1 year along with an extension of the maturity date 1 year to November 15, 2023 on both its credit facility and convertible notes.

“We are pleased with our second quarter results, especially our strong revenue growth and profitability. Our solid performance in the second quarter is a result of the initiatives we implemented pre-pandemic and the hard work of our team members, our restaurant partners and our drivers, as well as the trust that we have earned from our customers who have relied on us to deliver high-quality food throughout the pandemic,” said Carl Grimstad, Chairman and CEO of Waitr.

“We continue to reinforce our presence in our most important markets by increasing delivery areas, adding grocery and alcohol delivery services, and expanding our customer service and dispatch teams,” continued Grimstad. “All of these growth initiatives are being supported by a leaner cost structure with an eye on efficiencies and appropriate returns on deployed capital.”

Since the onset of the pandemic, Waitr has been nimble in adapting its business. Waitr continues to actively work with our local communities, diners, restaurant partners, drivers and employees in joint efforts to mitigate risks and hardships arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Company has been working with new and existing restaurant partners to boost delivery potential and sustain their businesses in the current environment, and has provided restaurants with free marketing and promotional support, discounted delivery fees and other assistance. Waitr has also recently added a donation feature to its app, the proceeds from which go to charities to help feed those in need, including Feeding America.

“The continued demand for our services enables us to provide communities with employment opportunities for drivers. The increase in the number of drivers, in turn, expands capacity and improves service for our restaurant partners and diners,” concluded Grimstad.

[1 ] Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA is included under “Non-GAAP Financial Measure”.

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

  • Revenue for the second quarter of 2020 was $60.5 million, compared to $51.3 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 18%.

  • Operations and support expense decreased by $9.2 million, or 23%, to $30.5 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $39.7 million for the second quarter of 2019.

  • Sales and marketing expense decreased by $12.6 million, or 82%, to $2.7 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $15.3 million for the second quarter of 2019.

  • Research and development expense decreased to $1.2 million for the second quarter of 2020, in comparison to $2.1 million for the second quarter of 2019.

  • General and administrative expense decreased by 18% to $10.1 million for the second quarter of 2020 from $12.4 million for the second quarter of 2019.

  • Depreciation and amortization expense decreased to $2.1 million in the second quarter of 2020 from $4.8 million in the second quarter of 2019.

Second Quarter Key Business Metrics

  • Average Daily Orders for the second quarter of 2020 were 44,241, an increase of 18% over first quarter 2020 average daily orders of 37,576.

  • Active Diners as of June 30, 2020 were over 2 million.

Liquidity Update

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had cash on hand of $66.7 million, of which $3.2 million was reserved under a compensating balance arrangement with a bank. The Company had total long-term debt outstanding at June 30, 2020 of $109.5 million, consisting of $59.6 million of term loans, $49.6 million of convertible notes and $0.3 million of promissory notes. The term loans and convertible notes mature in November 2023. Short-term debt as of June 30, 2020 included $12.5 million for the current portion of the term loans and $2.1 million of short-term loans.

The combination of the effects of implementing several strategic initiatives focused on improving revenue per order, cost per order, cash flow and profitability, along with proceeds from the sales of common stock pursuant to the at-the-market offerings launched by the Company in March and May 2020 resulted in increases in working capital and liquidity from December 31, 2019.

Other Information

Waitr will not be hosting a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2020 operational and financial results.

About Waitr Holdings Inc.

Founded in 2013 and based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Waitr is a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery. Waitr, along with Bite Squad connect local restaurants and grocery stores to diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together they are a convenient way to discover, order and receive great food from local restaurants, national chains and grocery stores. As of June 30, 2020, Waitr and Bite Squad operated in small and medium sized markets in the United States in over 700 cities.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as defined by the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the Company’s financial results, implementation of strategic initiatives and future performance of the Company. Forward-looking statements reflect Waitr’s current expectations and projections about future events at the time, and thus involve uncertainty and risk. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “may,” “plan,” “estimate,” “intend,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” and the negatives of these words and other similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the Company’s business and operations, and those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Waitr’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, filed with the SEC on March 16, 2020, as such factors may be updated from time to time in Waitr’s periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov . Additional information will be set forth in Waitr’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2020, which will be filed with the SEC on August 6, 2020, and should be read in conjunction with these financial results. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in Waitr’s filings with the SEC. While forward-looking statements reflect Waitr’s good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. Waitr disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to Waitr (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).

Waitr has thus far been able to operate effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the potential impacts and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and on the Company’s business, in particular, may be difficult to assess or predict. The pandemic has resulted in, and may continue to result in, significant disruption of global financial markets, which may reduce the Company’s ability to access capital and continue to operate effectively. The COVID-19 pandemic could also reduce the demand for the Company’s services. In addition, a recession or further financial market correction resulting from the spread of COVID-19 could adversely affect demand for the Company’s services. To the extent that the COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacts the Company’s business, results of operations, liquidity or financial condition, it may also have the effect of heightening many of the other risks described in the risk factors in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”).

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) adjusted to exclude interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, acquisition and restructuring costs, stock-based compensation expense, impairments of intangible assets and goodwill, gains and losses associated with derivatives and debt extinguishments and when applicable, other expenses that do not reflect our core operations. We use this non-GAAP financial measure as a key performance measure because we believe it facilitates operating performance comparisons from period to period by excluding potential differences primarily caused by variations in capital structures, tax positions, the impact of acquisitions and restructuring, the impact of depreciation and amortization expense on our fixed assets and the impact of stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP.

See “Non-GAAP Financial Measure/Adjusted EBITDA” below for a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
REVENUE   $ 60,506     $ 51,342     $ 104,749     $ 99,374  
COSTS AND EXPENSES:                                
Operations and support     30,547       39,698       56,912       75,881  
Sales and marketing     2,740       15,339       5,566       25,662  
Research and development     1,167       2,149       2,637       4,089  
General and administrative     10,094       12,380       20,872       31,298  
Depreciation and amortization     2,075       4,824       4,139       8,940  
Intangible and other asset impairments     29             29       18  
Loss on disposal of assets     3       10       11       15  
TOTAL COSTS AND EXPENSES     46,655       74,400       90,166       145,903  
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS     13,851       (23,058 )     14,583       (46,529 )
OTHER EXPENSES (INCOME) AND LOSSES (GAINS), NET                                
Interest expense     2,490       2,190       5,404       3,795  
Interest income     (21 )     (241 )     (81 )     (580 )
Other expense (income)     712       (123 )     675       (173 )
NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES     10,670       (24,884 )     8,585       (49,571 )
Income tax expense     17       (32 )     34       30  
NET INCOME (LOSS)   $ 10,653     $ (24,852 )   $ 8,551     $ (49,601 )
INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE:                                
Basic   $ 0.11     $ (0.32 )   $ 0.10     $ (0.70 )
Diluted   $ 0.10     $ (0.32 )   $ 0.09     $ (0.70 )
Weighted-average shares used to compute net income (loss) per share:                                
Weighted average common shares outstanding–basic     95,053,207       72,416,614       85,968,962       68,492,911  
Weighted average common shares outstanding–diluted     105,951,232       72,416,614       91,769,460       68,492,911  
(In thousands, except per share data)
    June 30,     December 31,  
    2020     2019  
CURRENT ASSETS                
Cash   $ 66,702     $ 29,317  
Accounts receivable, net     6,121       3,272  
Capitalized contract costs, current     546       199  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     5,506       8,329  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     78,875       41,117  
Property and equipment, net     3,398       4,072  
Capitalized contract costs, noncurrent     1,978       772  
Goodwill     106,734       106,734  
Intangible assets, net     23,941       25,761  
Other noncurrent assets     454       517  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 215,380     $ 178,973  
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 12,500     $  
Accounts payable     5,335       4,384  
Restaurant food liability     5,528       5,612  
Accrued payroll     5,020       5,285  
Short-term loans     2,094       3,612  
Deferred revenue, current     47       414  
Income tax payable     85       51  
Other current liabilities     13,923       12,630  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     44,532       31,988  
Long-term debt     103,311       123,244  
Accrued workers’ compensation liability     346       463  
Deferred revenue, noncurrent           45  
Other noncurrent liabilities     499       325  
TOTAL LIABILITIES     148,688       156,065  
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:                
Common stock, $0.0001 par value     10       8  
Additional paid in capital     420,368       385,137  
Accumulated deficit     (353,686 )     (362,237 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY     66,692       22,908  
(In thousands)
    Six Months Ended June 30,  
  2020     2019  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net income (loss)   $ 8,551     $ (49,601 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
Non-cash interest expense     4,453       1,079  
Non-cash advertising expense           310  
Stock-based compensation     1,450       4,552  
Equity issued in exchange for services           60  
Loss on disposal of assets     11       15  
Depreciation and amortization     4,139       8,940  
Intangible and other asset impairments     29       18  
Amortization of capitalized contract costs     183       1,250  
Other non-cash income     (22 )      
Changes in assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     (2,849 )     (1,734 )
Capitalized contract costs     (1,736 )     (2,346 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     2,823       (3,932 )
Accounts payable     951       (592 )
Restaurant food liability     (84 )     6,399  
Deferred revenue     (414 )     (151 )
Income tax payable     34       (25 )
Accrued payroll     (265 )     4,113  
Accrued workers’ compensation liability     (117 )     (305 )
Other current liabilities     1,650       (2,441 )
Other noncurrent liabilities     174       40  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     18,961       (34,351 )
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Purchases of property and equipment     (381 )     (990 )
Acquisition of Bite Squad, net of cash acquired           (192,568 )
Other acquisitions     (290 )      
Collections on notes receivable     36       53  
Internally developed software     (1,335 )     (155 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment     7       23  
Net cash used in investing activities     (1,963 )     (193,637 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Waitr shares redeemed for cash           (10 )
Proceeds from issuance of stock     22,944       50,002  
Equity issuance costs     (359 )     (4,175 )
Proceeds from Additional Term Loans           42,080  
Proceeds from short-term loans     1,906       5,032  
Payments on short-term loans     (3,415 )     (658 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options     39       3  
Taxes paid related to net settlement on stock-based compensation     (728 )     (799 )
Net cash provided by financing activities     20,387       91,475  
Net change in cash     37,385       (136,513 )
Cash, beginning of period     29,317       209,340  
Cash, end of period   $ 66,702     $ 72,827  
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:                
Cash paid during the period for state income taxes   $     $ 30  
Cash earned during the period for interest     43        
Cash paid during the period for interest     951       2,715  
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:                
Stock issued as consideration in Bite Squad acquisition           126,574  
Conversion of convertible notes to stock     11,888        
Stock issued in connection with Additional Term Loans           3,884  
Non-cash gain on debt extinguishment           1,897  
(In thousands)
    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
NET INCOME (LOSS)   $ 10,653     $ (24,852 )   $ 8,551     $ (49,601 )
Interest expense     2,490       2,190       5,404       3,795  
Income taxes     17       (32 )     34       30  
Depreciation and amortization     2,075       4,824       4,139       8,940  
Stock-based compensation     602       2,549       1,450       4,612  
Intangible and other asset impairments     29             29       18  
Business combination related expenditures           7             6,956  
Costs associated with reduction in force           368             368  
Restructuring expenses     850             850        
ADJUSTED EBITDA   $ 16,716     $ (14,946 )   $ 20,457     $ (24,882 )


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SOURCE: Waitr Holdings Inc.

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