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Consistent with Prior Year Operating Results Vast Majority of Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA to be Recognized in Q4 2017
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (“CSS Entertainment”) (Nasdaq: CSSE), a fast-growing provider of positive and entertaining video content, today announced that it has filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The company also reiterated in this filing that it is targeting 2017 revenue of $20 million and adjusted EBITDA of $10 million and 2018 revenue of $36 million and adjusted EBITDA of $18 million.
“This filing does not give effect to the company’s August IPO and its positive impact on the company’s financial strength,” stated William J. Rouhana, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer. “Our third quarter 10-Q, due November 14, 2017, will reflect our strong balance sheet with no debt and substantial liquidity, including cash on hand, positive operating cash flow and an unused line of credit.”
Mr. Rouhana continued, “Our second quarter results are in line with our expectations. The vast majority of our revenue and adjusted EBITDA for 2017 will be recognized in our upcoming fourth quarter. This is consistent with our 2016 results where over 70 percent of our revenue and adjusted EBITDA was recognized in the fourth quarter. As indicated in our filing, we are reiterating our 2017 full year targets.”
In connection with its IPO and its listing on Nasdaq, the company was required to file its Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2017 by October 2, 2017. The Form 10-Q was filed in a timely manner and is available on the company’s Investor Relations website at http://ir.cssentertainment.com under SEC Filings.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. is a fast-growing provider of positive and entertaining video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. The company is aggressively growing its business through a combination of organic growth, licensing and distribution arrangements, acquisitions, and strategic relationships. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is also expanding its partnerships with sponsors, television networks and independent producers. The company will make its video content available to consumers globally through television and online networks, including its online affiliate APlus.com. The company is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC.
USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
This press release contains a non-GAAP financial measure (EBITDA), which is not recognized under GAAP, as a supplemental indicator of our operating performance. This non-GAAP financial measure is provided to enhance the readers understanding of our historical and current financial performance. EBITDA means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Management believes EBITDA to be a meaningful indicator of our performance that provides useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations. The most comparable GAAP measure is operating income.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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