Eastside Distilling Reports Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Results

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Company to Host Conference Call at 8:30 am ET Tuesday, April 2, 2024

PORTLAND, Ore., April 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST) ("Eastside" or the "Company"), a consumer-focused beverage company that builds craft inspired experiential brands and high-quality artisanal products around premium spirits, digital can printing, co-packing and mobile filling, reported fourth quarter and year end financial results for the period ended December 31, 2023.

Eastside Distilling (PRNewsfoto/Eastside Distilling, Inc.)

Fourth Quarter 2023 Highlights:

  • Craft digitally printed a record 14.1 million cans in 2023
  • Company expecting record can printing in the first quarter of 2024 of over 4.7 million cans; an 88% increase year over year
  • Spirits operating losses improved by 74% and expects continued improvement in the first quarter of 2024

"The Company finished the year with substantially improved results in both businesses, most notably in our Spirits business," said Geoffrey Gwin, Eastside's CEO. "In addition, we are excited to report we expect record digital can printing results in the first quarter—we are off to a great start."

Financial Results

Gross sales for the three months ending December 31, 2023 decreased to $2.1 million from $2.4 million for the three months ending December 31, 2022, as both mobile canning and spirits sales were down, offset by an increase in digital can printing. Year over year results are not directly compatible given the large sales of bulk spirits in 2022.

Gross profit for both the three months ending December 31, 2023 and 2022 was flat at $(0.1) million. Gross margin was (6)% for both the three months ending December 31, 2023 and 2022. Spirits margins increased as the Company has focused on profitable segments.

Operating costs for the three months ending December 31, 2023 decreased to $1.4 million from $1.8 million for the three months ending December 31, 2022 primarily due to decreased headcount, professional fees and sponsorship costs. The Company has undertaken a broad restructuring in spirits which has lowered sales and realigned investment to focus on the most profitable spirits brands and regions.

Net loss for the three months ending December 31, 2023 decreased to $2.1 million from $9.7 million, which included $0.4 million and $7.5 million resulting from an impairment loss during the three months ending December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The Company reported adjusted EBITDA of $(1.3) million and $(1.6) million for the three months ending December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. (See description of adjusted EBITDA in "Use of Non-GAAP Measures" below.)

During the year ending December 31, 2023, the Company sold 304,305 shares of common stock in at-the-market public placements, with the proceeds used primarily to fund the operations of its digital can printing business.

Reverse Stock Split

The Company effected a 1-for-20 reverse common stock split on May 12, 2023. All share quantities and per share information in this earnings release have been adjusted to give effect to this reverse stock split.

The Company will give further updates on its earnings conference call.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

Eastside Distilling's management evaluates and makes operating decisions using various financial metrics. In addition to the Company's GAAP results, management also considers the non-GAAP measure of adjusted EBITDA as a supplement to GAAP results. Management believes this non-GAAP measure provides useful information about the Company's operating results and assists investors in comparing the Company's performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that it does not believe are indicative of its core operating performance.

The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, and other one-time items. The final table below provides a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Fourth Quarter 2023 Conference Call Details

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 8:30 am ET

Call-in Information: Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing (844) 889-4332 or (412) 717-9595.

Live Webcast Information: Interested parties can access the conference call via a live Internet webcast, which is available in the Conference Calls section of the Company's website at https://www.eastsidedistilling.com/conference-calls.

Replay: A teleconference replay of the call will be available for three days at (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088, replay access code #3217484. A webcast replay will be available in the Conference Calls section of the Company's website at https://www.eastsidedistilling.com/conference-calls for 90 days.

About Eastside Distilling

Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST) has been producing high-quality, award-winning craft spirits in Portland, Oregon since 2008. The Company is distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Azuñia Tequilas®, Burnside Whiskeys®, Hue-Hue Coffee Rum®, and Portland Potato Vodkas®. All Eastside spirits are crafted from natural ingredients for highest quality and taste. Eastside's Craft Canning + Printing subsidiary is one of the Northwest's leading independent mobile canning, co-packing and digital can printing businesses.

Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements that reflect our expectations or anticipations rather than historical fact. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions, general competitive factors, the Company's ongoing financing requirements and ability to achieve financing, acceptance of the Company's products in the market, the Company's success in obtaining new customers, the Company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans, and other risks and related information described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). A detailed discussion of the most significant risks can be found in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K. The Company assumes no obligation to update the cautionary information in this press release.

Financial Summary Tables

The following financial information should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and accompanying notes filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2023, which can be viewed at www.sec.gov and in the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.eastsidedistilling.com/investors.

 

Eastside Distilling, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

December 31, 2023 and 2022

Dollars in thousands, except share and per share

2023

2022

Assets

Current assets:

Cash

$

403

$

723

Trade receivables, net

559

836

Inventories

3,212

4,442

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

363

619

Total current assets

4,537

6,620

Property and equipment, net

4,768

5,741

Right-of-use assets

2,602

2,988

Intangible assets, net

5,005

5,758

Other assets, net

568

369

Total Assets

$

17,480

$

21,476

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

2,076

$

1,728

Accrued liabilities

575

1,509

Deferred revenue

88

18

Current portion of secured credit facilities, net of debt issuance costs

-

3,442

Current portion of note payable, related party

92

4,598

Current portion of notes payable

486

-

Current portion of lease liabilities

888

991

Other current liability, related party

-

725

Total current liabilities

4,205

13,011

Lease liabilities, net of current portion

1,824

2,140

Secured credit facilities, related party

2,700

-

Secured credit facilities, net of debt issuance costs

342

-

Note payable, related party

-

92

Notes payable, net of current portion

7,556

7,749

Total liabilities

16,627

22,992

Stockholders' equity (deficit):

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 6,000,000 shares and 1,750,000 shares authorized as of December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively; 1,705,987 and 809,963 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively

-

-

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 2,500,000 Series B shares issued and outstanding as of both December 31, 2023 and 2022

-

-

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 240,000 shares authorized; 200,000 Series C shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2023 and 0 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2022

-

-

Additional paid-in capital

83,559

73,505

Accumulated deficit

(82,706)

(75,021)

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)

853

(1,516)

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

$

17,480

$

21,476

 

Eastside Distilling, Inc. and Subsidiaries

For the Three Months and Years Ended December 31, 2023 and 2022

(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)

Consolidated Statements of Operations:

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Years Ended

December 31,

2023

2022

2023

2022

Sales

$

2,081

$

2,360

$

10,798

$

14,327

Less customer programs and excise taxes

79

51

299

444

Net sales

2,002

2,309

10,499

13,883

Cost of sales

2,120

2,457

9,438

11,442

Gross profit

(118)

(148)

1,061

2,441

Operating expenses:

Sales and marketing expenses

338

547

1,599

2,625

General and administrative expenses

1,256

1,291

4,646

6,407

(Gain) loss on disposal of property and equipment

(196)

(43)

(364)

58

Total operating expenses

1,398

1,795

5,881

9,090

Loss from operations

(1,516)

(1,943)

(4,820)

(6,649)

Other income (expense), net

Interest expense

(246)

(240)

(1,108)

(2,216)

Impairment loss

(364)

(7,453)

(364)

(7,453)

Loss on debt to equity conversion

-

-

(1,321)

-

Other income

(12)

(73)

78

52

Total other income (expense), net

(622)

(7,766)

(2,715)

(9,617)

Loss before income taxes

(2,138)

(9,709)

(7,535)

(16,266)

Provision for income taxes

-

-

-

-

Net loss

(2,138)

(9,709)

(7, 535)

(16,266)

Preferred stock dividends

(37)

(37)

(150)

(150)

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

$

(2,175)

$

(9,746)

$

(7,685)

$

(16,416)

Basic net loss per common share

$

(1.39)

$

(12.42)

$

(7.04)

$

(21.40)

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

1,570

785

1,091

767

 

Eastside Distilling, Inc. and Subsidiaries

For the Three Months and Years Ended December 31, 2023 and 2022

(Dollars in thousands)

Segments:

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Years Ended

December 31,

2023

2022

2023

2022

Craft C+P

Sales

$

1,180

$

1,245

$

6,817

$

5,626

Net sales

1,154

1,245

6,712

5,526

Cost of sales

1,451

1,532

6,829

6,341

Gross profit

(297)

(287)

(117)

(815)

Total operating expenses

624

468

2,637

3,494

Net loss

$

(937)

$

(763)

$

(2,749)

$

(4,249)

Gross margin

-26 %

-23 %

-2 %

-15 %

Spirits

Sales

$

901

$

1,115

$

3,981

$

8,701

Net sales

848

1,064

3,787

8,357

Cost of sales

669

925

2,609

5,101

Gross profit

179

139

1,178

3,256

Total operating expenses

293

569

1,476

2,532

Impairment loss

364

7,453

364

7,453

Net loss

$

(474)

$

(7,960)

$

(601)

$

(6,781)

Gross margin

21 %

13 %

31 %

39 %

Corporate

Total operating expenses

$

481

$

758

$

1,768

$

3,064

Loss on debt to equity conversion

-

-

1,321

-

Net loss

$

(727)

$

(986)

$

(4,185)

$

(5,236)

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation:

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Years Ended

December 31,

2023

2022

2023

2022

Net loss

$

(2,138)

$

(9,709)

$

(7,535)

$

(16,266)

Add:

Interest expense

246

240

1,108

2,216

Depreciation and amortization

234

416

1,356

1,520

EBITDA

(1,658)

(9,053)

(5,071)

(12,530)

(Gain) loss on disposal of property and equipment

(196)

(43)

(364)

58

Loss on debt to equity conversion

-

-

1,321

-

Impairment loss

364

7,453

364

7,453

Stock compensation

148

17

246

663

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(1,342)

$

(1,626)

$

(3,504)

$

$(4,356)

 

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