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Dolphin Entertainment Q4 Revenue Grows to $6.7 Million and "Dolphin 2.0" Commences with 2021 Launch of NFTs Division and First NFTs Partnership

Thursday, 15 April 2021 04:01 PM

Dolphin Entertainment


MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / April 15, 2021 / Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLPN), a leading entertainment marketing and premium content production company, announces its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.

"Dolphin 1.0, our core investment strategy to form and operate a best-in-class entertainment marketing ‘Super Group,' had a successful 2020 with the highly strategic acquisition of influencer marketing agency, Be Social," said Bill O'Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment. "Momentum continued into 2021, with the acquisition of BH/I, a leading entertainment content, gaming and Esports PR firm, expanding Dolphin into exciting new entertainment verticals, and greatly enhancing cross-sell opportunities."

Mr. O'Dowd continued, "Our financials reflect the strength of our Super Group. Even during the pandemic, with movie theaters, live music venues, restaurants and hotels closed nationwide, Q4 revenue grew to approximately $6.7 million, from $6.2 million in 2019. We believe Q1 revenues will pass $7 million, and we continue to believe that 2021 revenues will pass $30 million, without taking into account any Dolphin 2.0 initiatives, such as our recently announced NFT division. As exciting as our revenue growth is, we feel even more proud about our improved balance sheet. In 2020, even while continuing to pursue our growth and acquisition strategy, we improved our working capital deficit by over 80%, from $15.6 million down to $3 million. We believe we will reach a working capital surplus shortly, within 2021. Furthermore, both stockholder's equity and current assets doubled in value, and our cash on hand more than tripled, from 2019 to 2020."

Mr. O'Dowd added, "We are a company that is growing stronger and, with the further acquisitions of Be Social and B/Hi, we believe we have tremendous scale across the major verticals of entertainment. So, we have launched Dolphin 2.0. By leveraging our unique & powerful entertainment marketing Super Group, Dolphin will now start owning some of what we are marketing. To that end, in March, we formed a new division dedicated to designing, producing, releasing and promoting Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) for our clients across the film, television, music, gaming, culinary, and sports industries. Next, we signed our first NFTs partnership with Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company to begin offering NFTs to maximize the value of original media content, with a focus on collectibles and sports entertainment. We are enthusiastic about our opportunities within the NFT space generally, and our partnership with Hall of Fame specifically. And, it's important to note, NFTs represent only 1 of the various Dolphin 2.0 initiatives we expect to announce this year. We could not be more excited."


  • Total Q4 revenue increased to $6.7 million, compared to $6.4 million in Q4 2019; full year 2020 revenue was $24.1 million, compared to $25.0 million in 2019.
  • Operating loss for the year ended December 31, 2020 of $2.5 million, included non-cash items from depreciation and amortization of $2.0 million and an impairment of investment asset of $220,000, as compared to operating loss of $4.0 million, which included non-cash items from depreciation and amortization of $1.9 million, for the same period in the prior year.
  • Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2020 of $1.9 million, which included the non-cash items from depreciation and amortization of $2.0 million and an impairment of investment asset of $220,000, compared to net loss of $2.3 million, which included non-cash items from depreciation and amortization of $1.9 million, for the same period in the prior year.
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $7.9 million as of December 31, 2020, compared to $2.2 million as of December 31, 2019.
  • Working Capital of ($3.0 million) as of December 31, 2020, compared to ($15.6 million) as of December 31, 2019.
  • Dolphin Entertainment Launched Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Creation and Marketing Division
  • Dolphin Entertainment Signed its First NFT Partnership with Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment; Announced Heisman Trophy Winners and Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductees Tim Brown, Earl Campbell and Doak Walker To Kick-Off NFT Collection
  • 42West was involved in various capacities with 13 films that earned a total of 32 Academy Award nominations.
  • 42West enjoyed an incredible night at the 63rd Grammys
  • Shore Fire clients performed, presented and won at the 2021 Grammys
  • Dolphin Entertainment Acquired B/HI (Formerly Bender/Helper Impact)
  • Dolphin Entertainment recognized in New York Observer's PR Power List 2020
  • The Door & Be Social launch culinary influencer marketing Initiative for brands looking to create "Foodie" buzz on social media
  • 42West ranked by Forbes among America's best PR agencies 2021

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About Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.

Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. Through our subsidiaries 42West, The Door and Shore Fire Media, we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music, gaming and hospitality industries. Viewpoint Creative and Be Social complement their efforts with full-service creative branding and production capabilities as well as social media and influencer marketing services. Dolphin's legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O'Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series. Dolphin's Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) division is dedicated to designing, producing, distributing and promoting NFTs for itself and its clients within the film, television, music, gaming, epicurean, and technology industries. The NFTs division is comprised of executives across all six of Dolphin's wholly-owned subsidiaries blending their collective expertise in creative services, digital design, production, marketing, sales and public relations. To learn more, visit:

This press release contains 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These forward-looking statements may address, among other things, Dolphin Entertainment Inc.'s offering of common stock as well as expected financial and operational results and the related assumptions underlying its expected results. These forward-looking statements are distinguished by the use of words such as "will," "would," "anticipate," "expect," "believe," "designed," "plan," or "intend," the negative of these terms, and similar references to future periods. These views involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, accordingly, Dolphin Entertainment's actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in its forward-looking statements. Dolphin Entertainment's forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release. Factors or events Dolphin Entertainment cannot predict, including those described in the risk factors contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results to differ from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Although Dolphin Entertainment believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved, and Dolphin Entertainment undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.


James Carbonara
Hayden IR
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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of December 31, 2020 and 2019

  2020     2019  
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 7,923,280     $ 2,196,249  
Restricted cash
    714,096       714,089  
Accounts receivable, net
    5,027,101       3,581,155  
Other current assets
    231,890       372,872  
Total current assets
    13,896,367       6,864,365  
Capitalized production costs
    271,139       203,036  
Right of use assets
    7,106,279       7,435,903  
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $5,747,941 and $4,088,460, respectively.
    7,452,059       8,361,539  
    19,627,856       17,947,989  
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net
    800,071       1,036,849  
    -       220,000  
Deposits and other assets
    198,180       502,045  
Total Assets
  $ 49,351,951     $ 42,571,726  
Accounts payable
  $ 1,190,184     $ 832,089  
Line of credit
    -       1,700,390  
Term loan
    900,292       -  
    -       3,311,198  
Notes payable
    846,749       288,237  
Convertible notes payable
    -       1,681,110  
Convertible notes payable at fair value
    580,000       -  
Paycheck Protection Porgram loans
    582,438       -  
Loan from related party
    1,107,873       1,810,373  
Accrued interest - related party
    2,018,025       1,935,949  
Put rights
    1,544,029       2,879,403  
Accrued compensation - related party
    2,625,000       2,625,000  
Lease liability
    1,791,773       1,610,022  
Contract liability
    1,855,209       309,880  
Other current liabilities
    1,810,938       3,437,860  
Total current liabilities
    16,852,510       22,421,511  
Notes payable
    426,645       1,074,122  
Convertible notes payable
    1,445,000       1,729,618  
Convertible notes payable at fair value
    947,293       -  
Paycheck Protection Program loans
    2,517,431       -  
Put rights
    -       124,144  
Contingent consideration
    530,000       330,000  
Lease liability
    5,964,275       6,386,209  
Warrant liability
    450,000       189,590  
Derivative liability
    -       170,000  
Other noncurrent liabilities
    550,000       570,000  
Total noncurrent liabilities
    12,830,644       10,573,683  
Total Liabilities
    29,683,154       32,995,194  
Commitments and contingencies (Note 23)
Common stock, $0.015 par value, 40,000,000 shares authorized, 6,618,785 and 3,578,580, respectively, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and 2019
    99,281       53,679  
Preferred Stock, Series C, $0.001 par value, 50,000 authorized, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and 2019
    1,000       1,000  
Additional paid in capital
    117,540,557       106,680,619  
Accumulated deficit
    (97,972,041 )     (97,158,766 )
Total Stockholders' Equity
  $ 19,668,797     $ 9,576,532  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
  $ 49,351,951     $ 42,571,726  

Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019


  2020     2019  
Entertainment publicity and marketing
  23,946,680     24,915,261  
Content production
    107,800       86,606  
Total revenues
    24,054,480       25,001,867  
Direct costs
    2,576,709       5,043,903  
Selling, general and administrative
    4,822,130       3,799,765  
Depreciation and amortization
    2,030,226       1,946,960  
Legal and professional
    1,191,231       1,560,483  
    15,990,702       16,735,911  
Total expenses
    26,610,998       29,087,022  
Loss from operations
    (2,556,518 )     (4,085,155 )
Other Income (expenses):
Gain on extinguishment of debt
    3,311,198       711,718  
Loss on deconsolidation of Max Steel VIE
    (1,484,591 )     -  
Acquisition costs
    (93,042 )     (106,015 )
Change in fair value of put rights
    1,745,418       2,880,520  
Change in fair value of contingent consideration
    (55,000 )     193,557  
Change in fair value of convertible notes and derivative liabilities
    (534,627 )     10,000  
Change in fair value of warrants
    (275,445 )     194,482  
Interest expense and debt amortization
    (2,133,660 )     (2,545,206 )
Total other income, net
    480,251       1,339,056  
Loss before income taxes
  (2,076,267 )   (2,746,099 )
Income tax benefit
    137,075       418,199  
Net loss
  (1,939,192 )   (2,327,900 )
Loss per share - Basic
  (0.35 )   (0.70 )
Loss per share - Diluted
  (0.58 )   (1.20 )
Weighted average number of shares used in per share calculation
    5,619,969       3,304,585  
    6,382,937       4,285,101  

SOURCE: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.

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