MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / November 14, 2019 / Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLPN), a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company, announces its financial results for the period ended September 30, 2019.
Bill O'Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment, commented: 'We are pleased to share that Dolphin exceeded consensus expectations in both revenue and earnings per share in the third quarter, which we attribute to the increased cross-selling of services between members of our Entertainment Marketing 'Super Group.' Our investments in these companies have led to our double-digit revenue growth through the first nine months of 2019, and we anticipate positive net income on a going-forward basis. Also, we took important steps on the M&A front, and we expect that we will have our fourth acquisition finished shortly, and that we are on target to complete the acquisition of all 6 'core competency' members of our Entertainment Marketing 'Super Group' on schedule within 2020, which we believe will increase our cross-selling opportunities and accelerate growth of both revenues and profits.'
Total quarterly revenue increased 4% year-over-year to $5,948,056 and nine-month revenue increased 11% to $18,550,936.
Entertainment Publicity and Marketing revenue increased 13% year over year to $18,464,330 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
Operating loss for the three months ended September 30, 2019 of $(1,412,171), which included impairments to deferred production costs of Max Steel under the caption 'direct costs' of $629,585 and non-cash items from depreciation and amortization of $485,965, compared to operating losses of $(538,840), which included non-cash items from depreciation and amortization of $599,078, for the same period in the prior year.
Net loss before income taxes for the three months ended September 30, 2019 of $(350,831), compared to net loss before income taxes of $(639,306) for the same period in the prior year. The Company does not have an income tax expense or benefit in the current quarter but had an income tax benefit of $819,451 for the three months ended September 30, 2018.
42West and The Door were selected to lead marketing efforts for the 45th annual Saturn Awards.
Veteran PR Professional Jodie Magid Oriol joined 42west As Vice President - New York Entertainment Marketing Division
The Door expanded its national footprint with the launch of Miami office
Closed a $2.1 Million offering of common stock at market, with no warrants issued
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About Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.
Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. Through our subsidiaries 42West and The Door, we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the entertainment and hospitality industries. The Door and 42West are both recognized global leaders in PR services for their respective industries and, in December 2017, the New York Observer listed them, respectively, as the third and fourth most powerful PR firms of any kind in the United States. Dolphin's recent acquisition of Viewpoint Creative adds full-service creative branding and production capabilities to our marketing group. Dolphin's legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O'Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series.
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