Bright Mountain Media, Inc Announces First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Boca Raton, FL, May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bright Mountain Media, Inc. (OTCQB: BMTM) (“Bright Mountain” or the “Company”), a global holding company with current investments in digital publishing, advertising technology, consumer insights, and creative media services, today announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

Matt Drinkwater, Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated, “2023 has begun as a year of transformation for Bright Mountain. In April, we announced the asset acquisition of Big Village’s Insights and Agency divisions. We believe that data driven consumer insights, which are the core of Big Village Insights, are perfect complements to both our publishing and ad tech divisions. The work of integrating Big Village's proprietary data is well under way and is providing a new, important signal for brands and agencies who depend on consumer insights to fuel their business, marketing, and media decisions."

“Big Village comes with over 200 talented employees and hundreds of customers that we expect will prove synergistic to our existing partnerships to deliver even more value to clients.”

Mr. Drinkwater concluded: “The acquisition is expected to add approximately $50.0 million of annualized revenue and to be accretive to adjusted EBITDA. We plan to use this acquisition as a springboard to accelerating growth and maximizing value to shareholders.”

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

  • Revenue was $1.5 million, a decrease of $2.0 million or 57% compared to $3.5 million for the same period of 2022.
  • Gross margin was $528,000, a reduction of 70%, compared to $1.7 million in the same period of 2022.
  • General and administrative expense was $3.4 million, a reduction of 11%, compared to $3.9 million in the same period of 2022.
  • Net loss was $3.8 million, an increase of 79%, compared to a $2.1 million net loss in the same period of 2022.
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss was $2.1 million compared to a loss of $1.6 million in the same period of 2022.

About Bright Mountain Media

Bright Mountain Media, Inc. (OTCQB: BMTM) unites a diverse portfolio of companies to deliver a full spectrum of advertising, marketing, technology, and media services under one roof—fused together by data-driven insights. Bright Mountain Media’s brands include Big Village Insights, Big Village Agency, Wild Sky Media, and BrightStream. For more Information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements for Bright Mountain Media, Inc.

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Brian M. Prenoveau, CFA
MZ North America

(in thousands, except share and per share figures)

  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 2023  March 31, 2022 
Revenue $1,498  $3,460 
Cost of revenue  970   1,728 
Gross margin  528   1,732 
General and administrative expenses  3,428   3,851 
Loss from operations  (2,900)  (2,119)
Financing income (expense)        
Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan     842 
Other income (expense)  278    
Interest expense - Centre Lane Senior Secured Credit Facility- related party  (1,163)  (835)
Interest expense - Convertible Promissory Notes - related party  (5)  (5)
Other interest (expense) income  (6)   
Total financing income (expense)  (896)  2 
Net loss before income tax  (3,796)  (2,117)
Income tax provision (benefit)      
Net loss $(3,796) $(2,117)
Preferred stock dividends     (1)
Net loss attributable to common shareholders $(3,796) $(2,118)
Foreign currency translation  14    
Comprehensive loss $(3,782) $(2,118)
Net loss per commons share        
Basic and diluted $(0.03) $(0.01)
Weighted-average common shares outstanding        
Basic and diluted  149,708,905   149,101,377 

(in thousands, except share and per share figures)

  March 31,
  December 31,
2022 *
Current Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents $784  $316 
Accounts receivable, net  1,264   3,585 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  408   600 
Total Current Assets  2,456   4,501 
Property and equipment, net  38   40 
Intangible assets, net  4,124   4,510 
Goodwill  19,645   19,645 
Operating lease right-of-use asset  352   367 
Other assets  187   137 
Total Assets $26,802  $29,200 
Current Liabilities        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $8,835  $10,317 
Other liabilities  1,758   1,838 
Interest Payable - 10% Convertible Promissory Notes - related party  33   31 
Interest payable - Centre Lane Senior Secured Credit Facility - related party  72    
Deferred revenue  974   737 
Note payable – 10% Convertible Promissory Notes, net of discount - related party  71   68 
Note payable - Centre Lane Senior Secured Credit Facility - related party (current portion)  7,696   4,860 
Total Current Liabilities  19,439   17,851 
Note payable – Centre Lane Senior Secured Credit Facility – net of discount, related party  24,856   25,101 
Operating lease liability  304   319 
Total Liabilities  44,599   43,271 
Shareholders' Deficit        
Convertible preferred stock, par value $0.01, 20,000,000 shares authorized:        
Series A-1, 2,000,000 shares designated, no shares issued or outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022      
Series B-1, 6,000,000 shares designated, no shares issued or outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022      
Series E, 2,500,000 shares designated, no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022; liquidation preference of $0.40 per share      
Series F, 4,344,017 shares designated, no shares issued or outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022      
Common stock, par value $0.01, 324,000,000 shares authorized, 150,634,636 and 150,444,636 issued and 149,809,461 and 149,619,461 outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively  1,506   1,504 
Treasury stock, at cost; 825,175 shares at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022  (220)  (220)
Additional paid-in capital  98,851   98,797 
Accumulated deficit  (118,065)  (114,269)
Accumulated other comprehensive income  131   117 
Total shareholder's deficit  (17,797)  (14,071)
Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit $26,802  $29,200 

*Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.

(in thousands)

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Non-GAAP results are presented only as a supplement to the financial statements and for use within management's discussion and analysis based on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The non-GAAP financial information is provided to enhance the reader's understanding of the Company's financial performance, but non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

All of the items included in the reconciliation from net loss to EBITDA and from EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA are either (i) non-cash items (e.g., depreciation, amortization of purchased intangibles, stock-based compensation, etc.) or (ii) items that management does not consider to be useful in assessing the Company's ongoing operating performance (e.g., M&A costs, income taxes, gain on sale of investments, loss on disposal of assets, etc.). In the case of the non-cash items, management believes that investors can better assess the Company's operating performance if the measures are presented without such items because, unlike cash expenses, these adjustments do not affect the Company's ability to generate free cash flow or invest in its business.

We use, and we believe investors benefit from the presentation of, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in evaluating our operating performance because it provides us and our investors with an additional tool to compare our operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect our core operations. We believe that EBITDA is useful to investors and other external users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because EBITDA is widely used by investors to measure a company's operating performance without regard to items such as interest expense, taxes, and depreciation and amortization, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired.

Because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company's presentation of non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. However, these measures can still be useful in evaluating the Company's performance against its peer companies because management believes the measures provide users with valuable insight into key components of GAAP financial disclosures.

A reconciliation of net loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is as follows:

  Three Months Ended March 31, 
  2023  2022 
Net loss before tax plus: $(3,796) $(2,117)
Depreciation expense  7   3 
Amortization of intangibles  386   396 
Amortization of debt discount  305   280 
Other interest expense  6    
Interest expense - Centre Lane Senior Secured Credit Facility and Convertible Promissory Notes - related party  864   559 
EBITDA  (2,228)  (879)
Stock compensation expense  25   146 
Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan     (842)
Non-restructuring severance expense  122    
Adjusted EBITDA $(2,081) $(1,575)