Vinco Ventures (NASDAQ: BBIG) announced its Q1 results for FY22 after the market closed on Monday. The company reported a revenue of $11.5 million, a 349% increase of compared to Q1 2021. Total cash available increased to $210 million with access to more than $130 million in unrestricted cash.
- Vinco Ventures completed the acquisition of AdRizer LLC, a provider of technology solutions that automate the use of artificial intelligence for digital advertising analytics and programmatic media buying, on February 11, 2022, for consideration consisting of $38 million in cash paid at closing and up to 10 million shares of common stock of the Company issuable on January 1, 2024, with certain leak-out restrictions.
- Live-streamed the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival on March 3-6, 2022 on the Lomotif platform. Over the three-day festival, the live stream registered 7.2 million active users on Lomotif according to Google Analytics and generated 16 million visitors on Lomotif media sites. Lomotif for the first time broke into the top 50 downloaded social apps in the U.S. market in the Apple Store alone during the festival, boosting our effort to expand in the U.S. market. Of the 7.2 million users who streamed the concert, 86% of the traffic came from YouTube through the Company’s AdRizer platform promoting the festival.
- Live-streamed Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Game Weekend Party “Shaq’s Fun House” on the Lomotif platform via an exclusive distribution arrangement with Insomniac, a producer of top music festivals and events.
- The Company set a Record Date of May 18, 2022, for its planned spin-off of Cryptyde with the expected Distribution Date of May 27, 2022.
First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:
- Revenue increased 349.7% from the first quarter of 2021 to $11.5 million reflecting the impact of the inclusion of AdRizer from its acquisition date of February 11, 2022.
- Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash totaled $210.8 million at March 31, 2022.
- Unrestricted cash at March 31, 2022 of $130.8 million.
- Selling, general and administrative expenses from continuing operations were $26.8 million compared to $11.7 million in first quarter of 2021, an increase of $15.1 million. Of this increase, $10.4 million was due to higher legal, professional and transaction costs primarily associated with the Company’s acquisition of AdRizer. The remaining increase reflects the expanded size and scope of the Company since the first quarter of 2021, including an increase of $4.4 million in advertising, marketing and promotion costs as the Company continues to invest in building market awareness of Lomotif, and an increase of $5.2 million in compensation costs, which reflects the increase in headcount over the past year as the Company has grown internally and through the acquisition of AdRizer as well as the consolidation of the compensation costs of Lomotif since July 2021.
- Total other income and expenses in the first quarter of 2022 were a net expense $352.9 million as compared to a net expense of $51.5 million in the first quarter of 2021. Similar to recent quarters, the significant increase in net other expense is due to the impact of the requirement that the Company classify its warrants to purchase shares of its common stock as a liability upon issuance on its consolidated balance sheets as these warrants are a free-standing financial instrument that may require the Company to transfer consideration upon exercise. Each warrant is initially recorded at fair value on the date of issuance using the Monte-Carlo simulation pricing model and subsequently re-measured to fair value at each subsequent balance sheet date. Losses on issuance and changes in fair value of outstanding warrants are recognized as a component of net other income (expense) in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. The Company will continue to adjust the liability for changes in fair value until the earlier of the exercise or expiration of the warrants. During the first quarter of 2022, loss on issuances of warrants was $243.7, while the change in in fair value of the Company’s liability for its outstanding warrants as of March 31,2022 resulted in an expense of $86.9 million.
- Net loss in first quarter 2022 was $372.9 million, or ($3.05) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $62.5 million, or ($3.28) per basic and diluted share in the first quarter of 2021. The increase in net loss primarily resulted from the impact of the net other expense of $330.6 million resulting from the warrant accounting requirements described above which accounted for 87% of the Company’s net loss in the first quarter of 2022 as well as transaction costs associated with the Company’s acquisition of AdRizer. Otherwise, the Company’s loss reflects the increase in the size and scope of the Company as it focuses on building its global digital media business.
“Vinco continues to execute our plan to grow into a global content driven ecosystem focused on our core pillars: enrich our communities as we engage, endorse and entertain,”
“During the first quarter of 2022, we completed our acquisition of AdRizer, which represents one of the core pillars of our strategy to monetize traffic throughout the digital media spectrum and across the Vinco ecosystem. Also, during the quarter we continued our efforts to promote and expand the user base of our Lomotif app and related digital properties as we livestreamed Shaq’s Fun House event in February and the Okeechobee Music Festival in March. Live events like these allow Lomotif users around the world to enjoy distinctive, real-time events and enhance our efforts to engage, endorse, and entertain across platforms. I am very pleased with the progress we made during the quarter.”Lisa King, CEO of Vinco Ventures