rlj entertainment inc (RLJE) Key Developments
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015
Aug 14 15
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net loss attributable to common shareholders of $1.0 million or $0.08 per basic and diluted share compared to net loss attributable to common shareholders of $2.3 million or $0.18 per basic and diluted share reported in the same period last year. Loss from operations was $5.4 million against $2.4 million reported last year. Loss before provision for income taxes was $0.3 million against $1.9 million reported last year. Revenues declined by $8.0 million to $24.1 million as compared to $32.1 million reported in the second quarter of 2014. The decrease in revenue is primarily driven by Wholesale and Direct-to-Consumer segments. Adjusted EBITDA decreased from a gain of $3.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 to a loss of $628,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2015.
For the six months, the company reported net loss attributable to common shareholders of $11.6 million or $0.92 per basic and diluted share compared to net loss attributable to common shareholders of $12.3 million or $0.99 per basic and diluted share reported in the same period last year. Loss from operations was $12.8 million against $8.8 million reported last year. Loss before provision for income taxes was $10.6 million against $11.7 million reported last year. Revenues declined $12.1 million to $50.2 million compared to $62.4 million reported in the six months ended June 30, 2014. Adjusted EBITDA decreased from a loss of $3.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 to a loss of $4.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015.
RLJ Entertainment Eyes Acquisitions
Aug 14 15
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NasdaqCM:RLJE) is looking for acquisition opportunities. Miguel Penella, Chief Executive Officer of RLJ, commented, "RLJ Entertainment is in a much stronger financial position following our recently completed $31 million equity offering and $18.5 million reduction of debt. We continue our ongoing diligent efforts to tightly manage costs and efficiently allocate capital to content. With this improved financial profile, we remain committed to improving our balance sheet, expanding our margins, and increasing our return on invested capital through content acquisitions, as well as growing our proprietary digital streaming channels."
RLJ Entertainment Inc. Receives Non-Compliance Notice From NASDAQ
Jun 19 15
RLJ Entertainment Inc. previously disclosed that in conjunction with the $31 million private placement of convertible preferred stock transaction closed on May 20, 2015, RLJ Entertainment, Inc. agreed to reduce its Board of Directors size from nine to seven. The changes in directors, as previously announced, include the addition of two new independent directors as representatives of the holders of the convertible preferred stock and the resignation of four directors. On June 4, 2015, the company notified The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC that it was not in compliance with the board committee composition requirements as set forth in NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605 due to the director resignations announced on June 5, 2015. As a result, the company has one vacant position on its audit committee and two vacant positions on its compensation committee, which vacancies are not in compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605. On June 15, 2015, in response to the company’s notification, the company received a notice from NASDAQ confirming that the company is not in compliance with the independent director requirement as set forth in NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605. The Notice Letter indicates that consistent with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(c)(4) and 5605(d)(4), NASDAQ will provide the company with a cure period to regain compliance as follows: (i) until the earlier of the company's next annual shareholders' meeting or June 4, 2016 or (ii) if the company's next annual shareholders' meeting is held before December 8, 2015, then the company must evidence compliance no later than December 8, 2015. The Board of Directors expects to appoint one additional independent director to its audit committee and two additional independent directors to its compensation committee at its upcoming Board meeting to be held on June 30, 2015.
RLJ Entertainment, Inc., Annual General Meeting, Jul 31, 2015
Jun 15 15
RLJ Entertainment, Inc., Annual General Meeting, Jul 31, 2015., at 11:00 US Eastern Standard Time. Location: offices of Arent Fox LLP. Agenda: To elect one class II director nominated by the board of directors for a three year term; to ratify the terms and issuance of series A-1 convertible preferred stock, series B-1 convertible preferred stock and to approve the issuance of such number of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the preferred stock and upon exercise of the warrants; to vote on an advisory basis upon the compensation of the named executive officers as disclosed in the accompanying proxy statement; and to ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.
RLJ Entertainment Discloses Receipt Of NASDAQ Notice Of Noncompliance For Bid Price
Jun 11 15
RLJ Entertainment Inc. announced that it received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("NASDAQ") stating that the bid price of the Company's common stock for the last 30 consecutive business days had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share required for continued listing under Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). The NASDAQ notification letter does not result in any immediate delisting of the Company's common stock, and the stock will continue to trade uninterrupted on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "RLJE." RLJ Entertainment has been provided an automatic grace period of 180-calendar days, or until December 2, 2015, to regain compliance. If at any time during the 180-day grace period, the minimum closing bid price per share of the Company's common stock closes at or above $1.00 for a minimum of ten consecutive business days (the NASDAQ Staff has the discretion to monitor the stock price for up to 20 trading days), RLJE would regain compliance. In the event the Company does not regain compliance within this grace period, it may be eligible to receive an additional 180-day grace period, provided that RLJ Entertainment meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The NASDAQ Capital Market, with the exception of the minimum bid price requirement, and provides written notice of its intention to cure the minimum bid price deficiency during the second 180-day grace period. In the event the Company is not able to regain compliance by the end of the applicable grace period, the Company's securities would be subject to delisting. RLJ Entertainment management intends to monitor the stock price and is considering available actions that could regain compliance.