Company Quick10K Filing
RCI Hospitality Holdings
Price17.53 EPS2
Shares10 P/E10
MCap170 P/FCF5
Net Debt-11 EBIT24
TEV159 TEV/EBIT7
TTM 2019-06-30, in MM, except price, ratios
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RICK 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements.
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
Item 6. Exhibits.
EX-31.1 ex31-1.htm
EX-31.2 ex31-2.htm
EX-32 ex32.htm

RCI Hospitality Holdings Earnings 2020-12-31

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow
3552842131427102012201420172020
Assets, Equity
503928187-22012201420172020
Rev, G Profit, Net Income
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended December 31, 2020

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Commission File Number: 001-13992

 

RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Texas   76-0458229

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

10737 Cutten Road

Houston, Texas 77066

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(281) 397-6730

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.01 par value   RICK   The Nasdaq Global Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. Large accelerated filer ☐ Accelerated filer ☒ Non-accelerated filer ☐ Smaller reporting company Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No

 

As of February 5, 2021, 8,999,910 shares of the registrant’s common stock were outstanding.

 

 

 

 
 

 

NOTE ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, among other things, statements regarding plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. Forward-looking statements may appear throughout this report, including, without limitation, the following sections: Part I, Item 2 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and those discussed in other documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Important factors that in our view could cause material adverse effects on our financial condition and results of operations include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties associated with (i) operating and managing an adult business, (ii) the business climates in cities where it operates, (iii) the success or lack thereof in launching and building the company’s businesses, (iv) cyber security, (v) conditions relevant to real estate transactions, (vi) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and (vii) numerous other factors such as laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competition and dependence on key personnel. We undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to any forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

 

As used herein, the “Company,” “we,” “our,” and similar terms include RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

 

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RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS, INC.

FORM 10-Q

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements 4
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2020 (unaudited) and September 30, 2020 4
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 5
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity (unaudited) for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 6
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 7
     
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 8
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 21
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 32
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 32
     
PART II OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 33
     
Item1A. Risk Factors 33
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 34
     
Item 6. Exhibits 35
     
  Signatures 36

 

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PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except par value)

 

   December 31, 2020   September 30, 2020 
   (unaudited)     
ASSETS          
Current assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $16,967   $15,605 
Accounts receivable, net   5,334    6,767 
Current portion of notes receivable   211    201 
Inventories   2,394    2,372 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   5,348    6,488 
Total current assets   

30,254

    31,433 
Property and equipment, net   180,548    181,383 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net   25,125    25,546 
Notes receivable, net of current portion   2,965    2,908 
Goodwill   45,686    45,686 
Intangibles, net   73,149    73,077 
Other assets   882    900 
Total assets  $

358,609

   $360,933 
           
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY          
Current liabilities          
Accounts payable  $3,601   $4,799 
Accrued liabilities   13,100    14,573 
Current portion of debt obligations, net   15,685    16,304 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities   1,658    1,628 
Total current liabilities   34,044    37,304 
Deferred tax liability, net   20,390    20,390 
Debt, net of current portion and debt discount and issuance costs   119,136    125,131 
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion   25,017    25,439 
Other long-term liabilities   360    362 
Total liabilities   198,947    208,626 
           
Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)        
           
Equity          
Preferred stock, $0.10 par value per share; 1,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding   -    - 
Common stock, $0.01 par value per share; 20,000 shares authorized; 9,000 and 9,075 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively   90    91 
Additional paid-in capital   50,040    51,833 
Retained earnings   

110,080

    100,797 
Total RCIHH stockholders’ equity   

160,210

    152,721 
Noncontrolling interests   (548)   (414)
Total equity   

159,662

    152,307 
Total liabilities and equity  $

358,609

   $360,933 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

    2020    2019 
   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Revenues          
Sales of alcoholic beverages  $17,360   $20,743 
Sales of food and merchandise   8,609    7,447 
Service revenues   10,060    17,193 
Other   2,369    3,011 
Total revenues   38,398    48,394 
Operating expenses          
Cost of goods sold          
Alcoholic beverages sold   3,262    4,146 
Food and merchandise sold   2,863    2,553 
Service and other   79    77 
Total cost of goods sold (exclusive of items shown separately below)   6,204    6,776 
Salaries and wages   11,486    13,223 
Selling, general and administrative   12,152    16,531 
Depreciation and amortization   2,023    2,204 
Other gains, net   (50)   (26)
Total operating expenses   31,815    38,708 
Income from operations   6,583    9,686 
Other income (expenses)          
Interest expense   (2,434)   (2,485)
Interest income   60    98 
Non-operating gain (losses), net   4,916    (72)
Income before income taxes   9,125    7,227 
Income tax expense (benefit)   (384)   1,593 
Net income   

9,509

    5,634 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   134    - 
Net income attributable to RCIHH common shareholders  $

9,643

   $5,634 
           
Earnings per share          
Basic and diluted  $

1.07

   $0.60 
           
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding          
Basic and diluted   9,019    9,322 
           
Dividends per share  $0.04   $0.03 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

         1    2    3         4    5    6 
   Common Stock   Additional       Treasury Stock         
   Number       Paid-In   Retained   Number       Noncontrolling   Total 
   of Shares   Amount   Capital   Earnings   of Shares   Amount   Interests   Equity 
Balance at September 30, 2020   9,075   $91   $51,833   $100,797    -   $-   $(414)  $

152,307

 
Purchase of treasury shares   -    -    -    -    (75)   (1,794)   -    (1,794)
Canceled treasury shares   (75)   (1)   (1,793)   -    75    1,794    -    - 
Payment of dividends   -    -    -    (360)   -    -    -    (360)
Net income   -    -    -    9,643    -    -    (134)   9,509 
Balance at December 31, 2020   9,000   $90   $50,040   $110,080    -   $-   $(548)  $159,662 
                                         
Balance at September 30, 2019   9,591   $96   $61,312   $

108,168

    -   $-   $(156)  $

169,420

 
Purchase of treasury shares   -    -    -    -    (333)   (6,441)   -    (6,441)
Canceled treasury shares   (333)   (3)   (6,438)   -    333    6,441    -    - 
Payment of dividends   -    -    -    (279)   -    -    -    (279)
Payment to noncontrolling interests   -    -    -    -    -    -    (10)   (10)
Net income   -    -    -    5,634    -    -    -    5,634 
Balance at December 31, 2019   9,258   $93   $54,874   $

113,523

    -   $-   $(166)  $

168,324

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

    2020    2019 
   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES          
Net income  $9,509   $5,634 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   2,023    2,204 
Deferred income tax benefit   -    (150)
Gain on sale of businesses and assets   (5)   (30)
Unrealized loss on equity securities   33    72 
Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs   51    61 
Gain on debt extinguishment   (4,920)   - 
Noncash lease expense   421    329 
Gain on insurance   (250)   (20)
Doubtful accounts reversal on notes receivable   (93)   - 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   1,433    2,345 
Inventories   (22)   (141)
Prepaid expenses, other current and other assets   1,125    1,565 
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities   (3,031)   (1,596)
Net cash provided by operating activities   6,274    10,273 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES          
Proceeds from sale of businesses and assets   -    51 
Proceeds from insurance   250    932 
Proceeds from notes receivable   26    357 
Payments for property and equipment and intangible assets   (1,289)   (4,058)
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,013)   (2,718)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
Proceeds from debt obligations   -    318 
Payments on debt obligations   (1,745)   (2,081)
Purchase of treasury stock   (1,794)   (6,441)
Payment of dividends   (360)   (279)
Distribution to noncontrolling interests   -    (10)
Net cash used in financing activities   (3,899)   (8,493)
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS   1,362    (938)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD   15,605    14,097 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD  $16,967   $13,159 
           
CASH PAID DURING PERIOD FOR:          
Interest (net of amounts capitalized of $0 and $120, respectively)  $3,108   $2,423 
Income taxes  $-   $259 
           
Noncash investing and financing transactions:          

Principal of Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven

 

$

4,920

  

$

-

 
Operating lease right-of-use assets established upon adoption of ASC 842  $-   $27,310 
Deferred rent liabilities reclassified upon adoption of ASC 842  $-   $1,241 
Operating lease liabilities established upon adoption of ASC 842  $-   $28,551 
Unpaid liabilities on capital expenditures  $-   $253 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

1. Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (the “Company or “RCIHH”) have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP” or “U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q of Regulation S-X. They do not include all information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. The September 30, 2020 consolidated balance sheet data were derived from audited financial statements but do not include all disclosures required by GAAP. However, except as disclosed herein, there has been no material change in the information disclosed in the notes to the consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2020 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 2020. The interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with those consolidated financial statements included in the Form 10-K. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair statement of the financial statements, consisting solely of normal recurring adjustments, have been made. Operating results for the three months ended December 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending September 30, 2021.

 

2. Recent Accounting Standards and Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This ASU requires, among other things, the measurement of all expected credit losses for financial assets held at the reporting date based on historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable and supportable forecasts. ASU 2016-13 replaces the existing incurred loss impairment model with an expected loss model which requires the use of forward-looking information to calculate credit loss estimates. It also eliminates the concept of other-than-temporary impairment and requires credit losses related to available-for-sale debt securities to be recorded through an allowance for credit losses rather than as a reduction in the amortized cost basis of the securities. These changes will result in earlier recognition of credit losses. The ASU is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. Early application will be permitted for all entities for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. We adopted ASU 2016-13 as of October 1, 2020. Our adoption of this guidance did not have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement. ASU 2018-13 modifies the disclosure requirements of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 820 with certain removals, modifications, and additions. Eliminated disclosures that may affect the Company include (1) transfers between level 1 and level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, and (2) policies related to valuation processes and the timing of transfers between levels of the fair value hierarchy. Modified disclosures that may affect the Company include (1) a requirement to disclose the timing of liquidation of an investee’s assets and the date when restrictions from redemption might lapse if the entity has communicated the timing publicly for investments in certain entities that calculate net asset value, and (2) clarification that the measurement uncertainty disclosure is to communicate information about the uncertainty in measurement as of the reporting date. Additional disclosures that may affect the Company include (1) disclosure of changes in unrealized gains and losses for the period included in other comprehensive income for recurring level 3 fair value measurements held at the end of the reporting period, and (2) disclosure of the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop level 3 fair value measurements. The update is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted for any removed or modified disclosures upon issuance of the ASU and delay adoption of the additional disclosures until the effective date. We adopted ASU 2018-13 as of October 1, 2020. Our adoption of this guidance did not have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In March 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-01, Leases (Topic 842): Codification Improvements. ASU 2019-01 aligns the guidance for fair value of the underlying asset by lessors with existing guidance in Topic 842. The ASU requires that the fair value of the underlying asset at lease commencement is its cost reflecting in volume or trade discounts that may apply. However, if there has been a significant lapse of time between the date the asset was acquired and the lease commencement date, the definition of fair value as outlined in Topic 820 should be applied. In addition, the ASU exempts both lessees and lessors from having to provide certain interim disclosures in the fiscal year in which a company adopts the new leases standard. The update is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. We adopted ASU 2019-01 as of October 1, 2020. Our adoption of this guidance did not have an impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. This ASU simplifies accounting for income taxes by removing the following exceptions: (1) exception to the incremental approach for intraperiod tax allocation, (2) exceptions to accounting for basis differences when there are ownership changes in foreign investments, and (3) exception in interim period income tax accounting for year-to-date losses that exceed anticipated losses. The ASU also improves financial statement preparers’ application of income tax related guidance for franchise taxes that are partially based on income; transactions with a government that result in a step up in the tax basis of goodwill; separate financial statements of legal entities that are not subject to tax; and enacted changes in tax laws in interim periods. The ASU is effective for public business entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for public business entities for periods for which financial statements have not been issued. An entity that elects early adoption in an interim period should reflect any adjustments as of the beginning of the annual period that includes that interim period. Additionally, an entity that elects early adoption should adopt all the amendments in the same period. We are still evaluating the impact of this ASU on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

3. Liquidity and Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

 

In March 2020, former President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic as a national public health emergency. The declaration resulted in a significant reduction in customer traffic in our clubs and restaurants due to changes in consumer behavior as social distancing practices, dining room closures and other restrictions were mandated or encouraged by federal, state and local governments. Since March 2020, we have temporarily closed and reopened several of our clubs and restaurants.

 

The temporary closure of our clubs and restaurants caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has presented operational challenges. Our strategy is to open locations in accordance with local and state guidelines and we are uncertain as to when and if they will generate positive cash flows for us. Depending on the timing and number of locations we are allowed to open, and their ability to generate positive cash flow, we may need to borrow funds to meet our obligations or consider selling certain assets. The COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting the availability of liquidity generally in the credit markets, and there can be no guarantee that additional liquidity will be readily available or available on favorable terms, especially the longer the COVID-19 pandemic lasts.

 

To augment an expected decline in operating cash flows caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we instituted the following measures:

 

  Arranged and continue to arrange for deferment of principal and interest payment on certain of our debts;
     
  Furloughed employees working at our clubs and restaurants, except for a limited number of managers;
     
 

Temporarily enacted a pay reduction for all remaining salaried and hourly employees and deferral of board of director compensation;

     
  Deferred or modified certain fixed monthly expenses such as insurance, rent, and taxes, among others;
     
 

Temporarily reduced or canceled certain non-essential expenses such as advertising, cable, pest control, point-of-sale system support, and investor relations coverage, among others.

 

On May 8, 2020, the Company received approval and funding under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) for its restaurants, shared service entity and lounge. See Notes 6 and 8. Ten of our restaurant subsidiaries received amounts ranging from $271,000 to $579,000 for an aggregate amount of $4.2 million; our shared-services subsidiary received $1.1 million; and one of our lounges received $124,000. None of our adult nightclub and other non-core business subsidiaries received funding under the PPP. The Company believes it has used the entire loan amount for qualifying expenses. Under the terms of the PPP, certain amounts of the loan may be forgiven if they are used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act. The Company has currently utilized all of the PPP funds and has submitted its forgiveness applications. During the quarter ended December 31, 2020, we received ten Notices of PPP Forgiveness Payment from the Small Business Administration out of the twelve of our PPP loans granted. All of the notices received forgave 100% of each of the ten PPP loans totaling the amount of $4.9 million and included in non-operating gains (losses), net in our unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income. Subsequent to December 31, 2020, we received another forgiveness notice for one PPP loan which forgave 100% of the loan or $378,000 in principal. No assurance can be provided that the Company will in fact obtain forgiveness of the remaining PPP loan in whole or in part.

 

As of the release of this report, we do not know the future extent and duration of the impact of COVID-19 on our businesses. Lower sales, as caused by local, state and national guidelines, could lead to adverse financial results. However, we will continually monitor and evaluate the situation and will determine any further measures to be instituted, including refinancing several of our debt obligations.

 

We continue to adhere to state and local government mandates regarding the pandemic and, since March 2020, have closed and reopened several of our locations depending on changing government mandates. As of the release of this report, we have reopened many of our club and Bombshells locations with certain operating hour restrictions and with limited occupancy.

 

Valuation of Goodwill, Indefinite-Lived Intangibles and Long-Lived Assets

 

We consider the COVID-19 pandemic as a triggering event in the assessment of recoverability of the goodwill, indefinite-lived intangibles, and long-lived assets in our clubs and restaurants that are affected. Based on our evaluation, we determined that there is no impairment in our goodwill, indefinite-lived intangibles, and long-lived assets as of December 31, 2020.

 

4. Revenues

 

The Company recognizes revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages, food and merchandise, service and other revenues at the point-of-sale upon receipt of cash, check, or credit card charge, net of discounts and promotional allowances based on consideration specified in implied contracts with customers. Sales and liquor taxes collected from customers and remitted to governmental authorities are presented on a net basis in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income. The Company recognizes revenue when it satisfies a performance obligation (point in time of sale) by transferring control over a product or service to a customer.

 

Commission revenues, such as ATM commission, are recognized when the basis for such commission has transpired. Revenues from the sale of magazines and advertising content are recognized when the issue is published and shipped. Revenues and external expenses related to the Company’s annual Expo convention are recognized upon the completion of the convention, which normally occurs during our fiscal fourth quarter. Lease revenue (included in other revenues) is recognized when earned (recognized over time) and is more appropriately covered by guidance under ASC 842, Leases. See Note 12.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Revenues, as disaggregated by revenue type, timing of recognition, and reportable segment (see also Note 10), are shown below (in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended December 31, 2020   Three Months Ended December 31, 2019 
   Nightclubs   Bombshells   Other   Total   Nightclubs   Bombshells   Other   Total 
Sales of alcoholic beverages  $9,634   $7,726   $-   $17,360   $14,684   $6,059   $-   $20,743 
Sales of food and merchandise   3,423    5,186    -    8,609    3,264    4,183    -    7,447 
Service revenues   9,998    62    -    10,060    17,094    99    -    17,193 
Other revenues   2,142    32    195    2,369    2,817    9    185    3,011 
   $25,197   $13,006   $195   $38,398   $37,859   $10,350   $185   $48,394 
                                         
Recognized at a point in time  $24,835   $13,006   $193   $38,034   $37,434   $10,350   $178   $47,962 
Recognized over time   362*   -    2    364    425*   -    7    432 
   $25,197   $13,006   $195   $38,398   $37,859   $10,350   $185   $48,394 

 

* Lease revenue (included in Other Revenues) as covered by ASC 842. All other revenues are covered by ASC 606.

 

The Company does not have contract assets with customers. The Company’s unconditional right to consideration for goods and services transferred to the customer is included in accounts receivable, net in our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet. A reconciliation of contract liabilities with customers is presented below (in thousands):

 

  

Balance at

September 30, 2020

   Consideration Received   Recognized in Revenue  

Balance at

December 31, 2020

 
Ad revenue  $92   $200   $(159)  $133 
Expo revenue   211    18    -    229 
Other   33    52    (27)   58 
   $336   $270   $(186)  $420 

 

Contract liabilities with customers are included in accrued liabilities as unearned revenues in our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets (see also Note 5), while the revenues associated with these contract liabilities are included in other revenues in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income.

 

On December 22, 2020, the Company signed a franchise development agreement with a group of private investors to open three Bombshells location in San Antonio, Texas over a period of five years, and the right of first refusal for three more locations in Corpus Christi, New Braunfels, and San Marcos, all in Texas. Upon execution of the agreement, the Company collected $75,000 in development fees representing 100% of the initial franchise fee of the first restaurant and 50% of the initial franchise fee of the second restaurant.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

5. Selected Account Information

 

The components of accounts receivable, net are as follows (in thousands):

   December 31, 2020   September 30, 2020 
Credit card receivables  $1,058   $880 
Income tax refundable   2,513    4,325 
Insurance receivable   -    191 
ATM in-transit   271    160 
Other (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $357 and $261, respectively)   1,492    1,211 
Total accounts receivable, net  $

5,334

   $6,767 

 

Notes receivable consist primarily of secured promissory notes executed between the Company and various buyers of our businesses and assets with interest rates ranging from 6% to 9% per annum and having terms ranging from 1 to 20 years, net of allowance for doubtful notes amounting to $88,000 and $182,000 as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

 

The components of prepaid expenses and other current assets are as follows (in thousands):

 

   December 31, 2020   September 30, 2020 
Prepaid insurance  $3,745   $4,884 
Prepaid legal   733    735 
Prepaid taxes and licenses   140    428 
Prepaid rent   32    37 
Other   698    404 
Total prepaid expenses and other current assets  $5,348   $6,488 

 

The components of accrued liabilities are as follows (in thousands):

 

   December 31, 2020   September 30, 2020 
Insurance  $3,428   $4,405 
Sales and liquor taxes   2,118    2,613 
Payroll and related costs   2,887    2,419 
Property taxes   2,496    2,003 
Interest   636    1,390 
Patron tax   399    309 
Unearned revenues   420    336 
Lawsuit settlement   33    100 
Other   683    998 
Total accrued liabilities  $13,100   $14,573 

 

The components of selling, general and administrative expenses are as follows (in thousands):

 

   2020    2019 
   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Taxes and permits  $2,028   $2,674 
Advertising and marketing   1,189    2,410 
Supplies and services   1,228    1,534 
Insurance   1,457    1,483 
Legal   861    1,186 
Lease   977    1,030 
Charge card fees   564    1,046 
Utilities   713    895 
Security   860    848 
Accounting and professional fees   715    1,208 
Repairs and maintenance   573    797 
Other   987    1,420 
Total selling, general and administrative expenses  $12,152   $16,531 

 

The components of non-operating gains (losses), net are as follows:

   2020   2019 
   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Gain on debt extinguishment  $4,949   $- 
Unrealized loss on equity securities   (33)   (72)
Non-operating gains (losses), net  $4,916   $(72)

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

6. Debt

 

On October 31, 2020, the Company negotiated extensions to November 1, 2021 on $1,690,000 of $1,940,000 of notes to individuals that were due on November 1, 2020. The Company paid $250,000 to a certain lender who only extended a portion of his original note.

 

Included in the balance of debt obligations as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020 are two notes borrowed from related parties (see Note 11)—one note for $500,000 (from an employee of the Company who is also the brother of our director, Nourdean Anakar) and another note for $100,000 (from a brother of Company CFO, Bradley Chhay)—and two notes totaling $500,000 borrowed from two non-officer employees, all four notes part of a larger group of private lenders. The terms of the notes are the same as the rest of the lender group.

 

Future maturities of long-term debt as of December 31, 2020 are as follows: $15.9 million, $11.5 million, $8.8 million, $8.7 million, $8.4 million and $82.7 million for the twelve months ending December 31, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and thereafter, respectively. Of the maturity schedule mentioned above, $6.5 million, $3.0 million, $651,000, $0, $0 and $42.2 million, respectively, relate to scheduled balloon payments. Unamortized debt discount and issuance costs amounted to $1.2 million and $1.2 million as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

 

Included in the balance of debt obligations as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020 are PPP loans amounting to approximately $502,000 and $5.4 million, respectively. During the quarter ended December 31, 2020, we received ten notices approving the forgiveness of 100% of ten of the PPP loans amounting to $4.9 million, which are included in non-operating gains (losses), net in our unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income. Subsequent to December 31, 2020, we received another Notice for one PPP loan which forgave 100% of the loan or $378,000 in principal. As of the date of the filing of this report, we have not received a forgiveness notice for only one PPP loan that, if not forgiven, under the terms of the loans as provided by the CARES Act, bears an interest rate of 1% per annum. See Note 3.

 

On January 25, 2021, the Company borrowed $2.175 million from a bank lender by executing a 20-year promissory note with an initial interest rate of 3.99% per annum. The note is payable $13,232 per month for the first five years after which the interest rate will be repriced at the then-current prime rate plus 1.0% per annum, with a floor rate of 3.99%. The note is guaranteed by the Company’s CEO, Eric Langan. See Note 11.

 

7. Equity

 

During the quarter ended December 31, 2020, the Company purchased and retired 74,659 common shares at a cost of approximately $1.8 million. The Company paid a $0.04 per share cash dividend during the quarter totaling approximately $360,000.

 

During the quarter ended December 31, 2019, the Company purchased and retired 332,671 common shares at a cost of approximately $6.4 million. The Company paid a $0.03 per share cash dividend during the quarter totaling approximately $279,000.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

8. Income Taxes

 

Income taxes were a benefit of $384,000 during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 compared to an expense of $1.6 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The effective income tax rate was a benefit of 4.2% and an expense of 22.0% for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Our effective tax rate is affected by state taxes, permanent differences, and tax credits, including the FICA tip credit, for both years, and the change in the deferred tax asset valuation allowance and the impact of the forgiveness of the PPP loans in the current period, as presented below.

 

   2020   2019 
   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Computed expected income tax expense   21.0%   21.0%
State income taxes, net of federal benefit   3.3%   4.3%
Permanent differences   (8.2)%   1.0%
Change in valuation allowance   (14.0)%   0.0%
Tax credits   (6.3)%   (4.3)%
Total income tax expense (benefit)   (4.2)%   22.0%

 

The Company or one of its subsidiaries files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction, and various states. The Company’s federal income tax returns for the years ended September 30, 2013 through 2017 have been examined by the Internal Revenue Service with only immaterial changes. Fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 and subsequent years remain open to federal tax examination.

 

The Company accounts for uncertain tax positions pursuant to ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes. As of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, the liability for uncertain tax positions was $0 and $0, respectively. The Company recognizes interest accrued related to uncertain tax positions in interest expense and penalties in selling, general and administrative expenses in our consolidated statements of income.

 

On March 27, 2020, former President Trump signed the CARES Act into law. As a result of this, additional avenues of relief may be available to workers and families through enhanced unemployment insurance provisions and to small businesses through programs administered by the Small Business Administration. The CARES Act includes, among other items, provisions relating to payroll tax credits and deferrals, net operating loss carryback periods, alternative minimum tax credits and technical corrections to tax depreciation methods for qualified improvement property. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the provisions of the CARES Act. The CARES Act also established a Paycheck Protection Program, whereby certain small businesses are eligible for a loan to fund payroll expenses, rent, and related costs. The loan may be forgiven if the funds are used for payroll and other qualified expenses. The Company submitted its application for a PPP loan and on May 8, 2020 received approval and funding for its restaurants, shared service entity and lounge. Ten of our restaurant subsidiaries received amounts ranging from $271,000 to $579,000 for an aggregate amount of $4.2 million; our shared-services subsidiary received $1.1 million; and one of our lounges received $124,000. None of our adult nightclub and other non-core business subsidiaries received funding under the PPP. The Company believes it has used the entire loan amount for qualifying expenses. Under the terms of the PPP, certain amounts of the loan may be forgiven if they are used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act. The Company has currently utilized all of the PPP funds and has submitted its forgiveness applications. During the quarter ended December 31, 2020, we received ten Notices of PPP Forgiveness Payment from the Small Business Administration out of the twelve of our PPP loans granted. All of the notices received forgave 100% of each of the ten PPP loans totaling the amount of $4.9 million and included in non-operating gains (losses), net in our unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income. Subsequent to December 31, 2020, we received another Notice for one PPP loan which forgave 100% of the loan or $378,000 in principal. No assurance can be provided that the Company will in fact obtain forgiveness of the remaining PPP loan in whole or in part. See Note 3.

 

9. Commitments and Contingencies

 

Legal Matters

 

Texas Patron Tax

 

In 2015, the Company reached a settlement with the State of Texas over the payment of the state’s Patron Tax on adult club customers. To resolve the issue of taxes owed, the Company agreed to pay $10.0 million in equal monthly installments of $119,000, without interest, over 84 months, beginning in June 2015, for all but two non-settled locations. The Company agreed to remit the Patron Tax on a monthly basis, based on the current rate of $5 per customer. For accounting purposes, the Company has discounted the $10.0 million at an imputed interest rate of 9.6%, establishing a net present value for the settlement of $7.2 million. As a consequence, the Company recorded an $8.2 million pre-tax gain for the third quarter ended June 30, 2015, representing the difference between the $7.2 million and the amount previously accrued for the tax.

 

In March 2017, the Company settled with the State of Texas for one of the two remaining unsettled Patron Tax locations. To resolve the issue of taxes owed, the Company agreed to pay a total of $687,815 with $195,815 paid at the time the settlement agreement was executed followed by 60 equal monthly installments of $8,200 without interest.

 

The aggregate balance of Patron Tax settlement liability, which is included in long-term debt in the consolidated balance sheets, amounted to $1.9 million and $2.2 million as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

 

A declaratory judgment action was brought by five operating subsidiaries of the Company to challenge a Texas Comptroller administrative rule related to the $5 per customer Patron Tax Fee assessed against Sexually Oriented Businesses. An administrative rule attempted to expand the fee to cover venues featuring dancers using latex cover as well as traditional nude entertainment. The administrative rule was challenged on both constitutional and statutory grounds. On November 19, 2018, the Court issued an order that a key aspect of the administrative rule is invalid based on it exceeding the scope of the Comptroller’s authority. On March 6, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, ruled that the Texas Patron Tax is unconstitutional as it has been applied and enforced by the Comptroller. The State of Texas has filed an appeal. We will continue to vigorously defend the matter through the appeals process.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Indemnity Insurance Corporation

 

As previously reported, the Company and its subsidiaries were insured under a liability policy issued by Indemnity Insurance Corporation, RRG (“IIC”) through October 25, 2013. The Company and its subsidiaries changed insurance companies on that date.

 

On November 7, 2013, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware entered a Rehabilitation and Injunction Order (“Rehabilitation Order”), which declared IIC impaired, insolvent and in an unsafe condition and placed IIC under the supervision of the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Delaware (“Commissioner”) in her capacity as receiver (“Receiver”). The Rehabilitation Order empowered the Commissioner to rehabilitate IIC through a variety of means, including gathering assets and marshaling those assets as necessary. Further, the order stayed or abated pending lawsuits involving IIC as the insurer until May 6, 2014.

 

On April 10, 2014, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware entered a Liquidation and Injunction Order With Bar Date (“Liquidation Order”), which ordered the liquidation of IIC and terminated all insurance policies or contracts of insurance issued by IIC. The Liquidation Order further ordered that all claims against IIC must have been filed with the Receiver before the close of business on January 16, 2015 and that all pending lawsuits involving IIC as the insurer were further stayed or abated until October 7, 2014. As a result, the Company and its subsidiaries no longer have insurance coverage under the liability policy with IIC. The Company has retained counsel to defend against and evaluate these claims and lawsuits. We are funding 100% of the costs of litigation and will seek reimbursement from the bankruptcy receiver. The Company filed the appropriate claims against IIC with the Receiver before the January 16, 2015 deadline and has provided updates as requested; however, there are no assurances of any recovery from these claims. It is unknown at this time what effect this uncertainty will have on the Company. As previously stated, since October 25, 2013, the Company has obtained general liability coverage from other insurers, which have covered and/or will cover any claims arising from actions after that date. As of December 31, 2020, we have 2 unresolved claims out of the original 71 claims.

 

Shareholder Class and Derivative Actions

 

In May and June 2019, three putative securities class action complaints were filed against RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. and certain of its officers in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The complaints allege violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 10b-5 promulgated thereunder based on alleged materially false and misleading statements made in the Company’s SEC filings and disclosures as they relate to various alleged transactions by the Company and management. The complaints seek unspecified damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees. These lawsuits are Hoffman v. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., et al. (filed May 21, 2019, naming the Company and Eric Langan); Gu v. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., et al. (filed May 28, 2019, naming the Company, Eric Langan, and Phil Marshall); and Grossman v. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., et al. (filed June 28, 2019, naming the Company, Eric Langan, and Phil Marshall). The plaintiffs in all three cases moved to consolidate the purported class actions. On January 10, 2020 an order consolidating the Hoffman, Grossman, and Gu cases was entered by the Court. The consolidated case is styled In re RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., No. 4:19-cv-01841. On February 24, 2020, the plaintiffs in the consolidated case filed an Amended Class Action Complaint, continuing to allege violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 10b-5 promulgated thereunder. In addition to naming the Company, Eric Langan, and Phil Marshall, the amended complaint also adds director Nourdean Anakar and former director Steven Jenkins as defendants. On April 24, 2020, the Company and the individual defendants moved to dismiss the amended complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. As of February 5, 2021, briefing on the motion to dismiss is complete, and we are currently waiting for the court to rule on the motion. The Company intends to continue to vigorously defend against this action. This action is in its preliminary phase, and a potential loss cannot yet be estimated.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

On August 16, 2019, a shareholder derivative action was filed in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division against officers and directors Eric S. Langan, Phillip Marshall, Nourdean Anakar, Yura Barabash, Luke Lirot, Travis Reese, former director Steven Jenkins, and RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., as nominal defendant. The action alleges that the individual officers and directors made or caused the Company to make a series of materially false and/or misleading statements and omissions regarding the Company’s business, operations, prospects, and legal compliance and engaged in or caused the Company to engage in, inter alia, related party transactions, questionable uses of corporate assets, and failure to maintain internal controls. The action asserts claims for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, abuse of control, gross mismanagement, waste of corporate assets, and violations of Sections 14(a), 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The complaint seeks injunctive relief, damages, restitution, costs, and attorneys’ fees. The case, Cecere v. Langan, et al., is in its early stage, and a potential loss cannot yet be estimated.

 

Other

 

On March 26, 2016, an image infringement lawsuit was filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York against the Company and several of its subsidiaries. Plaintiffs allege that their images were misappropriated, intentionally altered and published without their consent by clubs affiliated with the Company. The causes of action asserted in Plaintiffs’ Complaint include alleged violations of the Federal Lanham Act, the New York Civil Rights Act, and other statutory and common law theories. The Company contends that there is insurance coverage under an applicable insurance policy. The insurer has raised several issues regarding coverage under the policy. At this time, this disagreement remains unresolved. The Company has denied all allegations, continues to vigorously defend against the lawsuit and continues to believe the matter is covered by insurance.

 

The Company has been sued by a landlord in the 333rd Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas for a Houston Bombshells which was under renovation in 2015. The plaintiff alleges RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc.’s subsidiary, BMB Dining Services (Willowbrook), Inc., breached a lease agreement by constructing an outdoor patio, which allegedly interfered with the common areas of the shopping center, and by failing to provide Plaintiff with proposed plans before beginning construction. Plaintiff also asserts RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. is liable as guarantor of the lease. The lease was for a Bombshells restaurant to be opened in the Willowbrook Shopping Center in Houston, Texas. Both RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. and BMB Dining Services (Willowbrook), Inc. have denied liability and assert that Plaintiff has failed to mitigate its claimed damages. Further, BMB Dining Services (Willowbrook), Inc. asserts that Plaintiff affirmatively represented that the patio could be constructed under the lease and has filed counter claims and third-party claims against Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s manager asserting that they committed fraud and that the landlord breached the applicable agreements. The case was tried to a jury in late September 2018 and an adverse judgment was entered in January 2019 in the amount totaling $1.0 million, which includes damages, attorney fees and interest. The matter is being appealed. The appeal process required that a check be deposited in the registry of the court in the amount of $690,000, which was deposited in April 2019 and included in other current assets in both consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020. Management believes that the case has no merit and is vigorously defending itself in the appeal.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

On June 23, 2014, Mark H. Dupray and Ashlee Dupray filed a lawsuit against Pedro Antonio Panameno and our subsidiary JAI Dining Services (Phoenix) Inc. (“JAI Phoenix”) in the Superior Court of Arizona for Maricopa County. The suit alleged that Mr. Panameno injured Mr. Dupray in a traffic accident after being served alcohol at an establishment operated by JAI Phoenix. The suit alleged that JAI Phoenix was liable under theories of common law dram shop negligence and dram shop negligence per se. After a jury trial proceeded to a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs against both defendants, in April 2017 the Court entered a judgment under which JAI Phoenix’s share of compensatory damages is approximately $1.4 million and its share of punitive damages is $4 million. In May 2017, JAI Phoenix filed a motion for judgment as a matter of law or, in the alternative, motion for new trial. The Court denied this motion in August 2017. In September 2017, JAI Phoenix filed a notice of appeal. In June 2018, the matter was heard by the Arizona Court of Appeals. On November 15, 2018 the Court of Appeals vacated the jury’s verdict and remanded the case to the trial court. It is anticipated that a new trial will occur at some point in the future. JAI Phoenix will continue to vigorously defend itself.

 

As set forth in the risk factors as disclosed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, the adult entertainment industry standard is to classify adult entertainers as independent contractors, not employees. While we take steps to ensure that our adult entertainers are deemed independent contractors, from time to time, we are named in lawsuits related to the alleged misclassification of entertainers. Claims are brought under both federal and where applicable, state law. Based on the industry standard, the manner in which the independent contractor entertainers are treated at the clubs, and the entertainer license agreements governing the entertainer’s work at the clubs, the Company believes that these lawsuits are without merit. Lawsuits are handled by attorneys with an expertise in the relevant law and are defended vigorously.

 

Due to several COVID-19 regulations and restrictions imposed on some of our businesses by local municipalities and/or States, certain of our subsidiaries are plaintiffs to lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of the affected entities to have the restrictions eased or removed entirely. The lawsuits may increase or decrease based on the spread of the disease and new or additional restrictions placed on our businesses.

 

General

 

In the regular course of business affairs and operations, we are subject to possible loss contingencies arising from third-party litigation and federal, state, and local environmental, labor, health and safety laws and regulations. We assess the probability that we could incur liability in connection with certain of these lawsuits. Our assessments are made in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, as codified in ASC 450-20, and is not an admission of any liability on the part of the Company or any of its subsidiaries. In certain cases that are in the early stages and in light of the uncertainties surrounding them, we do not currently possess sufficient information to determine a range of reasonably possible liability. In matters where there is insurance coverage, in the event we incur any liability, we believe it is unlikely we would incur losses in connection with these claims in excess of our insurance coverage.

 

Settlements of lawsuits for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 amount to approximately $152,000 and $24,000, respectively. As of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, the Company has accrued $33,000 and $100,000 in accrued liabilities, respectively, related to settlement of lawsuits.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

10. Segment Information

 

The Company owns and operates adult nightclubs and Bombshells Restaurants and Bars. The Company has identified such segments based on management responsibility and the nature of the Company’s products, services and costs. There are no major distinctions in geographical areas served as all operations are in the United States. The Company measures segment profit (loss) as income (loss) from operations. Segment assets are those assets controlled by each reportable segment. The Other category below includes our media and energy drink divisions that are not significant to the consolidated financial statements.

 

Below is the financial information related to the Company’s segments (in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Revenues (from external customers)          
Nightclubs  $25,197   $37,859 
Bombshells   13,006    10,350 
Other   195    185 
   $38,398   $48,394 
           
Income (loss) from operations          
Nightclubs  $8,495   $13,776 
Bombshells   2,717    1,573 
Other   (75)   (207)
General corporate   (4,554)   (5,456)
   $6,583   $9,686 
           
Depreciation and amortization          
Nightclubs  $1,324   $1,470 
Bombshells   457    417 
Other   36    104 
General corporate   206    213 
   $2,023   $2,204 
           
Capital expenditures          
Nightclubs  $1,130   $2,332 
Bombshells   151    1,725 
Other   3    - 
General corporate   5    1 
   $1,289   $4,058 

 

    December 31, 2020     September 30, 2020  
Total assets                
Nightclubs   $ 278,991     $ 277,960  
Bombshells     48,072       48,991  
Other     1,311       1,269  
General corporate     30,235       32,713  
    $ 358,609     $ 360,933  

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Excluded from revenues in the table above are intercompany rental revenues of the Nightclubs and Corporate segments for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 amounting to $2.8 million and $110,000, respectively, and intercompany sales of Robust Energy Drink of Other segment amounting to $26,000. Excluded from revenues in the table above are intercompany rental revenues of the Nightclubs and corporate segments for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 amounting to $2.7 million and $31,000, respectively, and intercompany sales of Robust Energy Drink of Other segment amounting to $22,000. These intercompany revenue amounts are eliminated upon consolidation.

 

General corporate expenses include corporate salaries, health insurance and social security taxes for officers, legal, accounting and information technology employees, corporate taxes and insurance, legal and accounting fees, depreciation and other corporate costs such as automobile and travel costs. Management considers these to be non-allocable costs for segment purposes.

 

Certain real estate assets previously wholly assigned to Bombshells have been subdivided and allocated to other future development or investment projects. Accordingly, those asset costs have been transferred out of the Bombshells segment.

 

11. Related Party Transactions

 

Presently, our Chairman and President, Eric Langan, personally guarantees all of the commercial bank indebtedness of the Company. Mr. Langan receives no compensation or other direct financial benefit for any of the guarantees. The balance of our commercial bank indebtedness, net of debt discount and issuance costs, as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, was $83.5 million and $83.8 million, respectively.

 

Included in the $2.35 million borrowing on November 1, 2018 (included in debt obligations as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020) were notes borrowed from related parties—one note for $500,000 (from an employee of the Company who is also the brother of our director Nourdean Anakar) and another note for $100,000 (from a brother of Company CFO, Bradley Chhay) as part of a larger group of private lenders. The terms of these related party notes are the same as the rest of the lender group in the November 1, 2018 transaction.

 

We used the services of Nottingham Creations (formerly Sherwood Forest Creations, LLC), a furniture fabrication company that manufactures tables, chairs and other furnishings for our Bombshells locations, as well as providing ongoing maintenance. Nottingham Creations is owned by a brother of Eric Langan (as was Sherwood Forest). Amounts billed to us for goods and services provided by Nottingham Creations and Sherwood Forest were $0 and $19,144 during the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. As of both December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, we owed Nottingham Creations and Sherwood Forest $0 in unpaid billings.

 

TW Mechanical LLC (“TW Mechanical”) provided plumbing and HVAC services to both a third-party general contractor providing construction services to the Company, as well as directly to the Company during fiscal 2020 and 2019. A son-in-law of Eric Langan owns a noncontrolling interest in TW Mechanical. Amounts billed by TW Mechanical to the third-party general contractor were $0 and $11,827 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Amounts billed directly to the Company were $7,130 and $1,825 for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. As of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, the Company owed TW Mechanical $2,800 and $5,700, respectively, in unpaid direct billings.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

12. Leases

 

The Company leases certain facilities and equipment under operating leases. Total lease expense, under ASC 842, was included in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income, except for sublease income which was included in other revenue, for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 as follows (in thousands):

 

  

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2020

  

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2019

 
Operating lease expense – fixed payments  $829   $842 
Variable lease expense   64    65 
Short-term equipment and other lease expense (includes $57 and $146 recorded in advertising and marketing, and $88 and $125 recorded in repairs and maintenance for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively; see Note 5)   229    394 
Sublease income   (2)   (2)
Total lease expense, net  $1,120   $1,299 
           
Other information:          
Operating cash outflows from operating leases  $1,091   $1,255 
Weighted average remaining lease term   12 years    13 years 
Weighted average discount rate   6.1%   6.1%

 

Future maturities of ASC 842 lease liabilities as of December 31, 2020 are as follows (in thousands):

 

   Principal Payments   Interest Payments  

Total Payments

 
January - December 2021  $1,658   $1,569   $3,227 
January - December 2022   1,756    1,465    3,221 
January - December 2023   1,673    1,361    3,034 
January - December 2024   1,817    1,256    3,073 
January - December 2025   2,003    1,142    3,145 
Thereafter   17,768    5,147    22,915 
   $26,675   $11,940   $38,615 

 

Included in lease expense in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income (see Note 5) were lease payments for a house that the Company’s CEO rented to the Company for corporate housing for its out-of-town Bombshells management and trainers, of which lease expense totaled $19,500 for the three months ended December 31, 2019. This lease terminated on December 31, 2019.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included in this quarterly report, and the audited consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2020.

 

Overview

 

RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (“RCIHH”) is a holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we engaged in a number of activities in the hospitality and related businesses. All services and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of RCIHH, including RCI Management Services, Inc.

 

Through our subsidiaries, as of December 31, 2020, we operated a total of 48 establishments that offer live adult entertainment and/or restaurant and bar operations. We also operated a leading business communications company serving the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclubs industry. We have two principal reportable segments: Nightclubs and Bombshells. We combine other operating segments into “Other.” In the context of club and restaurant/sports bar operations, the terms the “Company,” “we,” “our,” “us” and similar terms used in this report refer to subsidiaries of RCIHH. RCIHH was incorporated in the State of Texas in 1994. Our corporate offices are located in Houston, Texas.

 

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Since March 2020, our businesses have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the temporary closure and reopening of several of our clubs and restaurants in adherence to federal, state and local government mandates. Because of the stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines put into place, our total revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 declined by 20.7% versus last year. Though we earned no revenues from our core businesses during the period of closures, we continue to incur expenses. To alleviate our cash flow situation, we instituted the following measures:

 

  Arranged and continue to arrange for deferment of principal and interest payment on certain of our debts;
     
  Furloughed employees working at our clubs and restaurants, except for a limited number of managers;
     
 

Temporarily enacted a pay reduction for all remaining salaried and hourly employees and deferral of board of director compensation;

     
  Deferred or modified certain fixed monthly expenses such as insurance, rent, and taxes, among others;
     
 

Temporarily reduced or canceled certain non-essential expenses such as advertising, cable, pest control, point-of-sale-system support, and investor relations coverage, among others.

 

As of the release of this report, we do not know the future extent and duration of the impact of COVID-19 on our businesses. Lower sales, as caused by local, state and national guidelines, could lead to adverse financial results. However, we will continually monitor and evaluate the situation and will determine any further measures to be instituted, including refinancing several of our debt obligations.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements requires our management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. On a regular basis, we evaluate these estimates. These estimates are based on management’s historical industry experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

 

For a description of the accounting policies that, in management’s opinion, involve the most significant application of judgment or involve complex estimation and which could, if different judgment or estimates were made, materially affect our reported financial position, results of operations, or cash flows, see “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 filed with the SEC on December 14, 2020.

 

During the three months ended December 31, 2020, there were no significant changes in our accounting policies and estimates other than the newly adopted accounting standards that are disclosed in Note 2 to our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

We signed our first franchise agreement for Bombshells in December 2020. The financial impact of the franchise agreement was immaterial to the Company’s results of operations and cash flows for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.

 

Results of Operations

 

Highlights of the operating results of the Company during the three months ended December 31, 2020 are as follows:

 

  Total revenues were $38.4 million compared to $48.4 million during the comparable prior-year period, a 20.7% decrease (Nightclubs revenue of $25.2 million compared to $37.9 million, a 33.4% decrease; and Bombshells revenue of $13.0 million compared to $10.4 million, a 25.7% increase)
     
  Consolidated same-store sales decreased by 1.5% (Nightclubs decreased by 6.8% while Bombshells increased by 12.0%) (refer to the definition of same-store sales in the discussion of Revenues below)
     
  Gain on forgiven PPP loans amounted to $4.9 million
     
  Basic and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $1.07 compared to $0.60 (non-GAAP diluted EPS* of $0.39 compared to $0.62)
     
  Net cash provided by operating activities of $6.3 million compared to $10.3 million during the comparable prior-year period, a 38.9% decrease (free cash flow* of $5.7 million compared to $9.3 million, a 38.7% decrease)

 

* Reconciliation and discussion of non-GAAP financial measures are included in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section below.

 

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The following table summarizes our results of operations for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months Ended     
   December 31, 2020   December 31, 2019   Increase (Decrease) 
   Amount   % of Revenues   Amount   % of Revenues   Amount   % 
Revenues                        
Sales of alcoholic beverages  $17,360    45.2%  $20,743    42.9%  $(3,383)   (16.3)%
Sales of food and merchandise   8,609    22.4%   7,447    15.4%   1,162    15.6%
Service revenues   10,060    26.2%   17,193    35.5%   (7,133)   (41.5)%
Other   2,369    6.2%   3,011    6.2%   (642)   (21.3)%
Total revenues   38,398    100.0%   48,394    100.0%   (9,996)   (20.7)%
Operating expenses                              
Cost of goods sold                              
Alcoholic beverages sold   3,262    18.8%   4,146    20.0%   (884)   (21.3)%
Food and merchandise sold   2,863    33.3%   2,553    34.3%   310    12.1%
Service and other   79    0.6%   77    0.4%   2    2.6%
Total cost of goods sold (exclusive of items shown separately below)   6,204    16.2%   6,776    14.0%   (572)   (8.4)%
Salaries and wages   11,486    29.9%   13,223    27.3%   (1,737)   (13.1)%
Selling, general and administrative   12,152    31.6%   16,531    34.2%   (4,379)   (26.5)%
Depreciation and amortization   2,023    5.3%   2,204    4.6%   (181)   (8.2)%
Other gains, net   (50)   (0.1)%   (26)   (0.1)%   24    92.3%
Total operating expenses   31,815    82.9%   38,708    80.0%   (6,893)   (17.8)%
Income from operations   6,583    17.1%   9,686    20.0%   (3,103)   (32.0)%
Other income (expenses)                              
Interest expense   (2,434)   (6.3)%   (2,485)   (5.1)%   (51)   (2.1)%
Interest income   60    0.2%   98    0.2%   (38)   (38.8)%
Non-operating gains (losses), net   4,916    12.8%   (72)   (0.1)%   4,988    6,927.8%
Income before income taxes   9,125    23.8%   7,227    14.9%   1,898    26.3%
Income tax expense (benefit)   (384)   (1.0)%   1,593    3.3%   (1,977)   (124.1)%
Net income  $9,509    24.8%  $5,634    11.6%  $3,875    68.8%

 

* Percentages may not foot due to rounding. Percentage of revenue for individual cost of goods sold items pertains to their respective revenue line.

 

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Revenues

 

Consolidated revenues decreased by approximately $10.0 million, or 20.7%, due primarily to lost sales caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Consolidated same-store sales decreased by 1.5%. The 20.7% decrease in consolidated revenues was primarily from a 23.1% decrease due to closures from COVID-19, a 0.9% decrease from the impact of same-store sales decline, partially offset by a 3.3% increase from new Bombshells units.

 

We calculate same-store sales by comparing year-over-year revenues from nightclubs and restaurants/sports bars starting in the first full quarter of operations after at least 12 full months for Nightclubs and at least 18 full months for Bombshells. We consider the first six months of operations of a Bombshells unit to be the “honeymoon period” where sales are significantly higher than normal. We exclude from a particular month’s calculation units previously included in the same-store sales base that have closed temporarily for more than 15 days until its next full month of operations. We also exclude from the same-store sales base units that are being reconcepted or are closed due to renovations or remodels. Acquired units are included in the same-store sales calculation as long as they qualify based on the definition stated above. Revenues outside of our Nightclubs and Bombshells reportable segments are excluded from same-store sales calculation.

 

Segment contribution to total revenues was as follows (in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Nightclubs  $25,197   $37,859 
Bombshells   13,006    10,350 
Other   195    185 
   $38,398   $48,394 

 

Nightclubs revenues decreased by 33.4% for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 compared to the prior-year quarter, where the prior-year first quarter was the last period that did not have government restrictions related to COVID-19. For Nightclubs that were open enough days to qualify for same-store sales (refer to the definition of same-store sales in the preceding paragraph), sales decreased by 6.8%. The remaining decline in revenues reflects lower sales in states that continue to keep locations closed such as New York, Illinois and Minnesota.

 

Bombshells revenues increased by 25.7%, of which 12.0% was for same-store sales increase with the remaining 13.7% increase caused by two new locations.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Total operating expenses, as a percent of revenues, increased to 82.9% from 80.0% from last year’s first quarter, with a $6.9 million decrease, or 17.8%, which is mainly caused by fixed overhead expenses in relation to significantly lower sales. Significant contributors to the changes in operating expenses are explained below.

 

Cost of goods sold decreased by $572,000, or 8.4%, mainly due to lower sales from COVID-19-related closures and indoor dining occupancy restrictions. As a percent of total revenues, cost of goods sold increased to 16.2% from 14.0% mainly due to the sales mix having a decrease in lower higher-margin service revenues.

 

Salaries and wages decreased by $1.7 million, or 13.1%. As a percent of total revenues, salaries and wages were 29.9% from 27.3% mainly due to fixed salaries paid on lower sales due to COVID-19.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased by $4.4 million, or 26.5%, primarily due to decreased sales activity during the quarter partially offset by fixed overhead costs.

 

Depreciation and amortization decreased by $181,000, or 8.2% partly due to fully depreciated real estate and software assets.

 

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Income (Loss) from Operations

 

For the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, our consolidated operating margin was 17.1% and 20.0%, respectively. The main driver for the decrease in operating margin is the COVID-19-related closures.

 

Segment contribution to income (loss) from operations is presented in the table below (in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Nightclubs  $8,495   $13,776 
Bombshells   2,717    1,573 
Other   (75)   (207)
General corporate   (4,554)   (5,456)
   $6,583   $9,686 

 

Operating margin for the Nightclubs segment was 33.7% and 36.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, while operating margin for Bombshells was 20.9% and 15.2%, respectively. The decrease in Nightclubs operating margin was mainly due to fixed operating costs and expenses in relation to lower sales from the pandemic. The increase in Bombshells operating margin was mainly from decrease in pre-opening expenses from several Bombshells openings in the prior-year quarter. Excluding amortization of intangibles, settlement of lawsuits, gain on insurance, and loss on disposal of assets, Nightclubs would have had non-GAAP operating margin of 33.6% and 36.6% for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Excluding amortization of intangibles and settlement of lawsuits, Bombshells would have had non-GAAP operating margin of 21.2% and 15.2% for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

Our total occupancy costs, defined as the sum of lease expense and interest expense, were $3.4 million and $3.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. As a percentage of revenue, total occupancy costs were 8.9% and 7.3% during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, primarily due to lower sales base.

 

Non-Operating Items

 

During the quarter ended December 31, 2020, we received notices of forgiveness for ten out of twelve of our PPP loans. All of the notices received forgave 100% of each of the ten PPP loans totaling $4.9 million.

 

Interest expense decreased by $51,000, or 2.1%.

 

Income Taxes

 

Income taxes were a benefit of $384,000 during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 compared to an expense of $1.6 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The effective income tax rate was a benefit of 4.2% and an expense of 22.0% for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Our effective tax rate is affected by state taxes, permanent differences, and tax credits, including the FICA tip credit, for both years, and the change in the deferred tax asset valuation allowance and the impact of the forgiveness of the PPP loans in the current period, as presented below.

 

   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Computed expected income tax expense   21.0%   21.0%
State income taxes, net of federal benefit   3.3%   4.3%
Permanent differences   (8.2)%   1.0%
Change in valuation allowance   (14.0)%   0.0%
Tax credits   (6.3)%   (4.3)%
Total income tax expense (benefit)   (4.2)%   22.0%

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

In addition to our financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures, within the meaning of the SEC Regulation G, to clarify and enhance understanding of past performance and prospects for the future. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s operating performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are included in or excluded from the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. We monitor non-GAAP financial measures because it describes the operating performance of the Company and helps management and investors gauge our ability to generate cash flow, excluding (or including) some items that management believes are not representative of the ongoing business operations of the Company, but are included in (or excluded from) the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Relative to each of the non-GAAP financial measures, we further set forth our rationale as follows:

 

Non-GAAP Operating Income and Non-GAAP Operating Margin. We calculate non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin by excluding the following items from income from operations and operating margin: (a) amortization of intangibles, (b) gains or losses on sale of businesses and assets, (c) gains or losses on insurance, and (d) settlement of lawsuits. We believe that excluding these items assists investors in evaluating period-over-period changes in our operating income and operating margin without the impact of items that are not a result of our day-to-day business and operations.

 

Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income per Diluted Share. We calculate non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share by excluding or including certain items to net income attributable to RCIHH common stockholders and diluted earnings per share. Adjustment items are: (a) amortization of intangibles, (b) gains or losses on sale of businesses and assets, (c) gains or losses on insurance, (d) unrealized gains or losses on equity securities, (e) settlement of lawsuits, (f) gain on debt extinguishment, and (g) the income tax effect of the above described adjustments. Included in the income tax effect of the above adjustments is the net effect of the non-GAAP provision for income taxes, calculated at 19.1% and 21.8% effective tax rate of the pre-tax non-GAAP income before taxes for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and the GAAP income tax expense (benefit). We believe that excluding and including such items help management and investors better understand our operating activities.

 

Adjusted EBITDA. We calculate adjusted EBITDA by excluding the following items from net income attributable to RCIHH common stockholders: (a) depreciation and amortization, (b) income tax expense (benefit), (c) net interest expense, (d) gains or losses on sale of businesses and assets, (e) gains or losses on insurance, (f) unrealized gains or losses on equity securities, (g) settlement of lawsuits, and (h) gain on debt extinguishment. We believe that adjusting for such items helps management and investors better understand our operating activities. Adjusted EBITDA provides a core operational performance measurement that compares results without the need to adjust for federal, state and local taxes which have considerable variation between domestic jurisdictions. The results are, therefore, without consideration of financing alternatives of capital employed. We use adjusted EBITDA as one guideline to assess our unleveraged performance return on our investments. Adjusted EBITDA is also the target benchmark for our acquisitions of nightclubs.

 

We also use certain non-GAAP cash flow measures such as free cash flow. See “Liquidity and Capital Resources” section for further discussion.

 

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The following tables present our non-GAAP performance measures for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages):

 

   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Reconciliation of GAAP net income to Adjusted EBITDA          
Net income attributable to RCIHH common stockholders  $9,643   $5,634 
Income tax expense (benefit)   (384)   1,593 
Interest expense, net   2,374    2,387 
Settlement of lawsuits   152    24 
Gain on sale of businesses and assets   (5)   (30)
Gain on debt extinguishment   (4,949)   - 
Unrealized loss on equity securities   33    72 
Gain on insurance   (197)   (20)
Depreciation and amortization   2,023    2,204 
Adjusted EBITDA  $8,690   $11,864 
           
Reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP net income          
Net income attributable to RCIHH common stockholders  $

9,643

   $5,634 
Amortization of intangibles   79    156 
Settlement of lawsuits   152    24 
Gain on sale of businesses and assets   (5)   (30)
Gain on debt extinguishment   (4,949)   - 
Unrealized loss on equity securities   33    72 
Gain on insurance   (197)   (20)
Net income tax effect   (1,219)   (26)
Non-GAAP net income  $3,537   $5,810 
           
Reconciliation of GAAP diluted earnings per share to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share          
Diluted shares   9,019    9,322 
GAAP diluted earnings per share  $1.07   $0.60 
Amortization of intangibles   0.01    0.02 
Settlement of lawsuits   0.02    0.00 
Gain on sale of businesses and assets   (0.00)   (0.00)
Gain on debt extinguishment   (0.55)   - 
Unrealized loss on equity securities   0.00    0.01 
Gain on insurance   (0.02)   (0.00)
Net income tax effect   (0.14)   (0.00)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share  $0.39   $0.62 
           
Reconciliation of GAAP operating income to non-GAAP operating income          
Income from operations  $6,583   $9,686 
Amortization of intangibles   79    156 
Settlement of lawsuits   152    24 
Gain on sale of businesses and assets   (5)   (30)
Gain on insurance   (197)   (20)
Non-GAAP operating income  $6,612   $9,816 
           
Reconciliation of GAAP operating margin to non-GAAP operating margin          
Income from operations   17.1%   20.0%
Amortization of intangibles   0.2%   0.3%
Settlement of lawsuits   0.4%   0.0%
Gain on sale of businesses and assets   (0.0)%   (0.1)%
Gain on insurance   (0.5)%   (0.0)%
Non-GAAP operating margin   17.2%   20.3%

 

* Per share amounts and percentages may not foot due to rounding.

 

The adjustments to reconcile net income attributable to RCIHH common stockholders to non-GAAP net income exclude the impact of adjustments related to noncontrolling interests, which is immaterial.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At December 31, 2020, our cash and cash equivalents were approximately $17.0 million compared to $15.6 million at September 30, 2020. Because of the large volume of cash we handle, we have very stringent cash controls. As of December 31, 2020, we had negative working capital of $3.8 million compared to a negative working capital of $5.9 million as of September 30, 2020. Although we believe that our ability to generate cash from operating activities is one of our fundamental financial strengths, the temporary closure of our clubs and restaurants caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has presented operational challenges. Our strategy is to open locations in accordance with local and state guidelines and we are uncertain as to when and if they will generate positive cash flows for us. Depending on the timing and number of locations we are allowed to open, and their ability to generate positive cash flow, we may need to borrow funds to meet our obligations or consider selling certain assets. Based upon the current state of allowed openings in Texas, revenues seem favorable. We are hopeful that we can become profitable within a relatively short period of time after a majority of our locations have reopened, assuming these results can be sustained and the other locations, once opened, follow these early results. But if the business interruptions and occupancy limitations caused by COVID-19 last longer than we expect, we may need to seek other sources of liquidity. The COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting the availability of liquidity generally in the credit markets, and there can be no guarantee that additional liquidity will be readily available or available on favorable terms, especially the longer the COVID-19 pandemic lasts.

 

To augment an expected decline in operating cash flows caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we instituted the following measures:

 

  Arranged and continue to arrange for deferment of principal and interest payment on certain of our debts;
     
  Furloughed employees working at our clubs and restaurants, except for a limited number of managers;
     
 

Temporarily enacted a pay reduction for all remaining salaried and hourly employees and deferral of board of director compensation;

     
  Deferred or modified certain fixed monthly expenses such as insurance, rent, and taxes, among others;
     
 

Temporarily reduced or canceled certain non-essential expenses such as advertising, cable, pest control, point-of-sale system support, and investor relations coverage, among others.

 

On May 8, 2020, the Company received approval and funding under the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act for its restaurants, shared service entity and lounge. Ten of our restaurant subsidiaries received amounts ranging from $271,000 to $579,000 for an aggregate amount of $4.2 million; our shared-services subsidiary received $1.1 million; and one of our lounges received $124,000. None of our adult nightclub and other non-core business subsidiaries received funding under the PPP. The Company believes it has used the entire loan amount for qualifying expenses. Under the terms of the PPP, certain amounts of the loan may be forgiven if they are used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act. The Company has currently utilized all of the PPP funds and has submitted its forgiveness applications. During the quarter ended December 31, 2020, we received ten Notices of PPP Forgiveness Payment (“Notice”) from the Small Business Administration out of the twelve of our PPP loans granted. All of the notices received forgave 100% of each of the ten PPP loans totaling the amount of $4.9 million and included in non-operating gains (losses), net in our unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income. Subsequent to December 31, 2020, we received another Notice for one PPP loan which forgave 100% of the loan or $378,000 in principal. No assurance can be provided that the Company will in fact obtain forgiveness of the remaining PPP loan in whole or in part.

 

As of the release of this report, we do not know the future extent and duration of the impact of COVID-19 on our businesses. Lower sales, as caused by local, state and national guidelines, could lead to adverse financial results. However, we will continually monitor and evaluate our cash flow situation and will determine any further measures to be instituted, including refinancing several of our debt obligations.

 

We continue to adhere to state and local government mandates regarding the pandemic and, since March 2020, have closed and reopened several of our locations depending on changing government mandates. As of the release of this report, we have reopened many of our club and Bombshells locations with certain operating hour restrictions and with limited occupancy.

 

We have not recently raised capital through the issuance of equity securities. Instead, we use debt financing to lower our overall cost of capital and increase our return on stockholders’ equity. We have a history of borrowing funds in private transactions and from sellers in acquisition transactions and have secured traditional bank financing on our new development projects and refinancing of our existing notes payable, but with the significant global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there can be no assurance that any of these financing options would be presently available on favorable terms, if at all. We also have historically utilized these cash flows to invest in property and equipment, adult nightclubs, and restaurants/sports bars.

 

We expect to generate adequate cash flows from operations for the next 12 months from the issuance of this report.

 

The following table presents a summary of our cash flows from operating, investing, and financing activities (in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Operating activities  $6,274   $10,273 
Investing activities   (1,013)   (2,718)
Financing activities   (3,899)   (8,493)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  $1,362   $(938)

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

Following are our summarized cash flows from operating activities (in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Net income  $9,509   $5,634 
Depreciation and amortization   2,023    2,204 
Deferred income tax benefit   -    (150)
Gain on debt extinguishment   (4,920)   - 
Net change in operating assets and liabilities   (495)   2,173 
Other   157    412 
Net cash provided by operating activities  $6,274   $10,273 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities decreased from year to year due primarily to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and higher interest expense paid partially offset by lower income taxes paid.

 

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Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

Following are our cash flows from investing activities (in thousands):

 

  

For the Three Months

Ended December 31,

 
   2020   2019 
Payments for property and equipment and intangible assets  $(1,289)  $(4,058)
Proceeds from sale of businesses and assets   -    51 
Proceeds from insurance   250    932 
Proceeds from note receivable   26    357 
Net cash used in investing activities  $(1,013)  $(2,718)

 

Following is a breakdown of our payments for property and equipment and intangible assets for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months
Ended December 31,
 
   2020   2019 
New facilities, equipment and intangible assets  $684   $3,037 
Maintenance capital expenditures   605    1,021 
Total capital expenditures  $1,289   $4,058 

 

The capital expenditures during the three months ended December 31, 2020 were composed of primarily of real estate and liquor license purchases. The capital expenditures during the three months ended December 31, 2019 were composed primarily of construction and development costs for two new Bombshells locations. Maintenance capital expenditures refer mainly to capitalized replacement of productive assets in already existing locations. Variances in capital expenditures are primarily due to the number and timing of new, remodeled, or reconcepted locations under construction.

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

Following are our cash flows from financing activities (in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Proceeds from debt obligations  $-   $318 
Payments on debt obligations   (1,745)   (2,081)
Purchase of treasury stock   (1,794)   (6,441)
Payment of dividends   (360)   (279)
Distribution to noncontrolling interests   -    (10)
Net cash used in financing activities  $(3,899)  $(8,493)

 

We purchased 74,659 shares of our common stock at an average price of $24.03 during the three months ended December 31, 2020, while we purchased 332,671 shares of our common stock at an average price of $19.36 during the same period last year. We paid quarterly dividends of $0.04 per share during the current first quarter compared to $0.03 per share in the prior year.

 

Management also uses certain non-GAAP cash flow measures such as free cash flow. We calculate free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less maintenance capital expenditures. Net cash provided by operating activities was $6.3 million and $10.3 million during the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Maintenance capital expenditures were $605,000 and $1.0 million during the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. We use free cash flow as the baseline for the implementation of our capital allocation strategy.

 

Below is a table reconciling free cash flow to its most directly comparable GAAP measure (in thousands):

 

   For the Three Months 
   Ended December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Net cash provided by operating activities  $6,274   $10,273 
Less: Maintenance capital expenditures   605    1,021 
Free cash flow  $5,669   $9,252 

 

Our free cash flow for the current quarter decreased by 38.7% compared to the comparable prior-year period primarily due to the impact of the COVID-19 partially offset by lower maintenance capital expenditures.

 

Other than the potentially prolonged effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the notes payable financing described above, we are not aware of any event or trend that would potentially significantly affect liquidity. In our opinion, working capital is not a true indicator of our financial status. Typically, businesses in our industry carry current liabilities in excess of current assets because businesses in our industry receive substantially immediate payment for sales, with nominal receivables, while inventories and other current liabilities normally carry longer payment terms. Vendors and purveyors often remain flexible with payment terms, providing businesses in our industry with opportunities to adjust to short-term business down turns. We consider the primary indicators of financial status to be the long-term trend of revenue growth, the mix of sales revenues, overall cash flow, profitability from operations and the level of long-term debt.

 

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The following table presents a summary of such indicators for the three months ended December 31 (in thousands, except percentages):

 

       Increase       Increase     
   2020   (Decrease)   2019   (Decrease)   2018 
                     
Sales of alcoholic beverages  $17,360    (16.3)%  $20,743    13.3%  $18,310 
Sales of food and merchandise   8,609    15.6%   7,447    30.9%   5,690 
Service revenues   10,060    (41.5)%   17,193    (0.8)%   17,331 
Other   2,369    (21.3)%   3,011    11.8%   2,692 
Total revenues   38,398    (20.7)%   48,394    9.9%   44,023 
Net cash provided by operating activities  $6,274    (38.9)%  $10,273    (10.3)%  $11,452 
Adjusted EBITDA*  $8,690    (26.8)%  $11,864    (1.4)%  $12,028 
Free cash flow*  $5,669    (38.7)%  $9,252    (16.5)%  $11,076 
Debt (end of period)  $134,821    (4.9)%  $141,826    (7.4)%  $153,095 

 

* See definition and calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow above in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures subsection of Results of Operations.

 

Share Repurchase

 

We purchased 74,659 shares of our common stock at an average price of $24.03 during the three months ended December 31, 2020, while we purchased 332,671 shares of our common stock at an average price of $19.36 during the same period last year. As of December 31, 2020, we have approximately $9.0 million remaining to purchase additional shares.

 

Impact of Inflation

 

We have not experienced a material overall impact from inflation in our operations during the past several years. To the extent permitted by competition, we have managed to recover increased costs through price increases and may continue to do so. However, there can be no assurance that we will be able to do so in the future.

 

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Seasonality

 

Our nightclub operations are affected by seasonal factors. Historically, we have experienced reduced revenues from April through September (our fiscal third and fourth quarters) with the strongest operating results occurring during October through March (our fiscal first and second quarters). Our revenues in certain markets are also affected by sporting events that cause unusual changes in sales from year to year.

 

Capital Allocation Strategy

 

Our capital allocation strategy provides us with disciplined guidelines on how we should use our free cash flows; provided however, that we may deviate from this strategy if other strategic rationale warrants. We calculate free cash flow as net cash flows from operating activities minus maintenance capital expenditures. Using the after-tax yield of buying our own stock as baseline, management believes that we are able to make better investment decisions.

 

Based on our current capital allocation strategy:

 

  We consider acquiring or developing our own clubs or restaurants that we believe have the potential to provide a minimum cash on cash return of 25%-33%, absent an otherwise strategic rationale;
     
  We consider disposing of underperforming units to free up capital for more productive use;