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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES

EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2012

 

Commission file number 001-11460

 

 

NTN Buzztime, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

   

DELAWARE 

31-1103425
(State of incorporation) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

   
2231 RUTHERFORD ROAD, SUITE 200,
CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
92008
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(760) 438-7400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    YES  x    NO  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every interactive data file required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes   x    No   ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

       
Large accelerated filer £ Accelerated filer £
       
Non-accelerated filer £ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company) Smaller reporting company T

  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    YES  ¨    NO  x

 

As of November 5, 2012 the registrant had outstanding 71,084,040 shares of common stock, $.005 par value per share. 

 

 

 
 

 

NTN BUZZTIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

FORM 10-Q

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Item 

 

Page 

PART I  
     
1. Financial Statements  
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2012 (unaudited) and December 31, 2011          1
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited)          2
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited)          3
     
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)          4
     
2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations        11
     
3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk        17
     
4. Controls and Procedures        17
   
PART II  
     
1. Legal Proceedings        18
     
1A. Risk Factors        18
     
2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds        18
     
3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities        18
     
4. Mine Safety Disclosures        18
     
5. Other Information        18
     
6. Exhibits        18
     
  Signatures        20

 

 
 

PART I

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

NTN BUZZTIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

  

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except par value amount)

 

   September 30,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
ASSETS    (unaudited)      
Current Assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $2,405   $1,374 
Restricted cash       50 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $297 and $180, respectively   1,086    750 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   832    624 
Total current assets   4,323    2,798 
Broadcast equipment and fixed assets, net   3,915    4,255 
Software development costs, net of accumulated amortization of  $1,986 and $1,584, respectively   1,776    1,320 
Deferred costs   711    1,132 
Goodwill (Note 4)   1,281    1,236 
Intangible assets, net (Note 4)   567    845 
Other assets   53    61 
Total assets  $12,626   $11,647 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current Liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $1,192   $1,329 
Accrued compensation   865    757 
Sales taxes payable   645    764 
Income taxes payable   112    77 
Obligations under capital lease - current portion   160    286 
Deferred revenue   611    463 
Other current liabilities   285    192 
Total current liabilities   3,870    3,868 
Obligations under capital leases, excluding current portion   42    164 
Deferred revenue, excluding current portion   199    186 
Deferred rent   976    756 
Other liabilities   269    323 
Total liabilities   5,356    5,297 
           
Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)          
           
Shareholders' Equity:          
Series A 10% cumulative convertible preferred stock, $.005 par value, $156 liquidation preference, 5,000 shares authorized; 156  and 161 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   1    1 
Common stock, $.005 par value, 84,000 shares authorized; 71,081 and 60,927 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   355    305 
Treasury stock, at cost, 503 shares at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   (456)   (456)
Additional paid-in capital   118,926    116,497 
Accumulated deficit   (112,351)   (110,719)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (Note 12)   795    722 
Total shareholders' equity   7,270    6,350 
Total shareholders' equity and liabilities  $12,626   $11,647 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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NTN BUZZTIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

  

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

   Three months ended
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
                 
Revenues  $6,050   $5,872   $18,131   $17,766 
Operating expenses:                    
Direct operating costs (includes depreciation and amortization of $542 and $550 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $1,650 and $1,809 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.)   1,519    1,312    4,690    4,244 
Selling, general and administrative   4,257    5,180    14,442    15,386 
Depreciation and amortization (excluding depreciation and amortization included in direct operating costs)   175    175    540    504 
Total operating expenses   5,951    6,667    19,672    20,134 
Operating income (loss)   99    (795)   (1,541)   (2,368)
Other (expense) income, net   (23)   (5)   (57)   36 
Income (loss) before income taxes   76    (800)   (1,598)   (2,332)
Provision for income taxes   (22)   (37)   (26)   (48)
Net income (loss)  $54   $(837)  $(1,624)  $(2,380)
                     
Net income (loss) per common share - basic  $0.00   $(0.01)  $(0.02)  $(0.04)
                     
Net income (loss) per common share - diluted  $0.00   $(0.01)  $(0.02)  $(0.04)
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic   70,876    60,404    68,537    60,394 
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted   71,373    60,404    68,537    60,394 

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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NTN BUZZTIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011 
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:          
Net loss  $(1,624)  $(2,380)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   2,190    2,313 
Provision for doubtful accounts   101    (16)
Stock-based compensation   163    242 
Loss on sales of securities available-for-sale       30 
Loss from disposition of equipment and capitalized software   1    164 
Changes in assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (437)   51 
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (200)   32 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (34)   461 
Income taxes payable   32    (5)
Deferred costs   422    (333)
Deferred revenue   160    66 
Deferred rent   220    76 
Net cash provided by operating activities   994    701 
Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities:          
Capital expenditures   (966)   (1,302)
Software development expenditures   (1,061)   (760)
Proceeds from sales of securities available-for-sale       134 
Acquisitions   (50)    
Changes in restricted cash   50     
Net cash used in investing activities   (2,027)   (1,928)
Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities:          
Proceeds from rights offering, net   2,310     
Proceeds from note payable       123 
Payments on note payable   (29)   (4)
Principal payments on capital lease   (247)   (336)
Proceeds from exercises of stock options       36 
Tax withholding related to net-share settlements of restricted stock units   (1)    
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   2,033    (181)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   1,000    (1,408)
Effect of exchange rate on cash   31    (36)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   1,374    3,906 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $2,405   $2,462 
           
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:          
Cash paid during the period for:          
Interest  $35   $36 
Income taxes  $45   $55 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:          
           
Unrealized holding loss on investments available-for-sale  $   $20 
           
Equipment acquired under capital leases  $   $306 
           
Issuance of common stock in lieu of payment of preferred dividends  $8   $8 
           
Lease incentive paid by landlord  $   $569 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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NTN BUZZTIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

(1)BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Description of Business

 

NTN Buzztime, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware in 1984 as Alroy Industries and changed its corporate name to NTN Communications, Inc. in 1985. The Company changed its name to NTN Buzztime, Inc. in 2005 to better reflect the growing role of the Buzztime consumer brand.

 

The Company provides marketing services for hospitality venues through a combination of interactive games, live events, loyalty, digital signage and other marketing services.  The Company has evolved from a developer and distributor of content to an interactive entertainment network providing games, live events and other marketing services. The Company generates revenues by charging subscription fees for its services to its Network Subscribers and also from the sale of advertising aired on in-venue screens as well as in conjunction with customized games. Its games are currently available in over 3,700 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Basis of Accounting Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited interim condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) for interim financial statements and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments that are necessary, which are of a normal and recurring nature, for a fair presentation for the periods presented of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries: IWN, Inc., IWN, L.P., Buzztime Entertainment, Inc., NTN Wireless Communications, Inc., NTN Software Solutions, Inc., NTN Canada, Inc., and NTN Buzztime, Ltd., all of which, other than NTN Canada, Inc., are dormant subsidiaries. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. The accompanying condensed balance sheet as of December 31, 2011 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be anticipated for the entire year ending December 31, 2012, or any other period.

 

The United States dollar is the Company’s functional currency, except for its operations in Canada where the functional currency is the Canadian dollar. The financial position and results of operations of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries are measured using the foreign subsidiary’s local currency as the functional currency. In accordance with ASC No. 830, Foreign Currency Matters, revenues and expenses of our foreign subsidiaries have been translated into U.S. dollars at weighted average exchange rates prevailing during the period. Assets and liabilities have been translated at the rates of exchange on the balance sheet date. The resulting translation gain and loss adjustments are recorded as a separate component of shareholders’ equity, unless there is a sale or complete liquidation of the underlying foreign investments. Transaction gains and losses that arise from exchange rate fluctuations on transactions denominated in a currency other than the functional currency are included in the results of operations as incurred. The Company recorded $13,000 in foreign currency losses and $5,000 in foreign currency gains for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $18,000 and $30,000 in foreign currency losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, due to settlements of intercompany transactions, re-measurement of intercompany balances with our Canadian subsidiary and other non-functional currency denominated transactions, which are included in other expense, net in the accompanying statements of operations.

 

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(2) Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

 

The Company computes basic and diluted earnings per common share in accordance with the provisions of ASC No. 260, Earnings per Share. Basic earnings per share excludes the dilutive effects of options, warrants and other convertible securities. Diluted earnings per share reflects the potential dilution of securities that could share in our earnings. Total options, warrants, convertible preferred stock and deferred stock units that were excluded from computing diluted net loss per common share represented approximately 6,555,000 and 9,243,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and 7,346,000 and 9,243,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, as their effect was anti-dilutive.

 

   Three months ended
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Numerator:                    
Net income (loss)  $54   $(837)  $(1,624)  $(2,380)
Denominator:                    
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic   70,876    60,404    68,537    60,394 
Effects of diluted common share equivalents   497             
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted   71,373    60,404    68,537    60,394 
                     
Net income (loss) per common share - basic  $0.00   $(0.01)  $(0.02)  $(0.04)
Net income (loss) per common share - diluted  $0.00   $(0.01)  $(0.02)  $(0.04)

 

(3) ASSET ACQUISITION

 

On October 5, 2011, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) with Trailside Entertainment Corporation, a Massachusetts corporation (“Trailside Entertainment” or “Stump! Trivia”), in connection with the Company’s purchase of certain Trailside Entertainment assets used in the conduct of Trailside Entertainment’s business of providing live hosted trivia events at hospitality venues (the “Acquired Assets”). The asset purchase was also consummated on October 5, 2011.

 

In consideration for the Acquired Assets, the Company paid to Trailside Entertainment the sum of $250,000 in cash, $200,000 of which was paid on the closing date of the acquisition.  The Company held back $50,000 (the “Holdback Amount”) of the purchase price for a period of six months to secure payment of the Company’s right to indemnification under the Asset Purchase Agreement. In April 2012, the Company delivered to Trailside Entertainment the $50,000 Holdback Amount in full.

 

In addition to the $250,000 cash payment, the Company agreed to pay additional consideration to Trailside Entertainment upon achieving certain gross profit objectives relating to the acquired business (as set forth in the Asset Purchase Agreement) for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014.  The Asset Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants.

 

In connection with this transaction, the Company entered into employment agreements (the “Employment Agreements”) with two principal executives of Trailside Entertainment, Robert D. Carney and George Groccia, each of whom serve as a Vice President of the Company.  The Company will use the acquired assets to complement its existing social entertainment offerings.

 

The Company accounted for the acquisition pursuant to ASC No. 805, Business Combinations.  Accordingly, it recorded net assets and liabilities acquired at their fair values.  As of December 31, 2011, the final purchase price allocation is as follows:

 

Intangible assets - customer relationships  $435,000 
Total assets   435,000 
      
Earnout liability   (185,000)
Total liabilities   (185,000)
      
Purchase price allocated to assets and liabilities acquired  $250,000 

 

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The purchase price may be increased or decreased if certain gross profit objectives relating to the acquired business deviate from the Company’s estimates in fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014. In that event, the earnout liability will be adjusted and the change will be reflected in current earnings in the period that the adjustment becomes necessary.

 

The Company incurred approximately $51,000 in acquisition-related expenses, which were recorded in selling, general and administrative expense during the third and fourth quarters of 2011.

 

The following unaudited pro forma information assumes that the October 5, 2011 asset acquisition occurred on January 1, 2011.  These unaudited pro forma results have been prepared for comparative purposes only and are not indicative of the results of operations that would have actually resulted had the acquisition been in effect as of the period indicated above, or of future results of operations. The unaudited pro forma results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 are as follows:

 

   Three months ended
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
          (proforma)          (proforma) 
                     
Revenue  $6,050   $6,104   $18,131   $18,390 
Net income (loss)  $54   $(806)  $(1,624)  $(2,420)
                     
Net income (loss) per share - basic  $0.00   $(0.01)  $(0.02)  $(0.04)
                     
Net income (loss) per share - diluted  $0.00   $(0.01)  $(0.02)  $(0.04)
                     
Weighted average shares - basic   70,876    60,404    68,537    60,394 
                     
Weighted average shares - diluted   71,373    60,404    68,537    60,394 

 

The unaudited pro forma information presented above has been adjusted for material, nonrecurring items directly related to the asset acquisition such as recording amortization expense on the acquired intangible asset and increasing the salary expense for the two principal executives of Trailside Entertainment who became employees of the Company effective upon the acquisition date.

 

As a result of the acquisition, the Company recognized approximately $433,000 in additional revenue and $65,000 in net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and $1,308,000 in additional revenue and $60,000 in net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2012.

 

(4) GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

Goodwill

 

The Company’s goodwill balance relates to the purchase of NTN Canada. The Company performed its annual qualitative assessment to determine if it is more likely than not that the fair value of NTN Canada’s goodwill is less than its carrying amount as of September 30, 2012 and determined that there were no indications of impairment at that time.

 

Other Intangible Assets

 

The Company has intangible assets comprised predominantly of a customer list from the Stump! Trivia asset acquisition in 2011, unpatented technology and customer relationships from asset acquisitions completed during 2009, developed technology, trivia databases and trademarks. All intangible assets are amortized on a straight line basis. The useful lives of the assets reflect the estimated period of time and method by which the underlying intangible asset benefits will be realized. Amortization expense relating to all intangible assets totaled $93,000 and $102,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $280,000 and $304,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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(5) SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COSTS

 

The Company capitalizes costs related to the development of certain of its software products in accordance with ASC No. 350, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other. Amortization expense relating to capitalized software development costs totaled $162,000 and $137,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $492,000 and $437,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. As of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, approximately $977,000 and $462,000, respectively, of capitalized software costs were not subject to amortization as the development of various software projects was not complete.

 

The Company performed its quarterly reviews of software development projects for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, and determined to abandon various software development projects that it concluded were no longer a current strategic fit or for which the Company determined that the marketability of the content had decreased due to obtaining additional information regarding the specific purpose for which the content was intended. There was no impairment loss related to these projects, as the assets were fully depreciated and had no net book value. Impairment losses of $18,000 and $155,000 were recognized for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and are included in selling, general and administrative expenses.

 

(6) FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

ASC No. 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, applies to certain assets and liabilities that are being measured and reported on a fair value basis.  Broadly, the ASC No. 820 framework requires fair value to be determined based on the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants.  ASC No. 820 also establishes a fair value hierarchy for ranking the quality and reliability of the information used to determine fair values. This hierarchy is as follows:

 

Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2: Observable market based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.

 

Level 3: Unobservable inputs that are not corroborated by market data.

 

Assets and Liabilities that are Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis:

 

The Company does not have assets or liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis.

 

Assets and Liabilities that are Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis:

 

Certain assets are measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis and are subject to fair value adjustments only in certain circumstances. Included in this category are goodwill written down to fair value when determined to be impaired, acquired assets and long-lived assets including capitalized software that are written down to fair value when they are held for sale or determined to be impaired.  The valuation methods for goodwill, assets and liabilities resulting from acquisitions, and long-lived assets involve assumptions concerning interest and discount rates, growth projections, and/or other assumptions of future business conditions.  As all of the assumptions employed to measure these assets and liabilities on a nonrecurring basis are based on management’s judgment using internal and external data, these fair value determinations are classified in Level 3 of the valuation hierarchy.

 

There were no transfers between fair value measurement levels during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012.

 

(7) STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

The Company records stock-based compensation in accordance with ASC No. 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation.  The Company estimates the fair value of stock options using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The fair value of stock options granted is recognized as expense over the requisite service period. Stock-based compensation expense for all share-based payment awards is recognized using the straight-line single-option method.

 

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The Company uses the historical stock price volatility as an input to value its stock options under ASC No. 718. The expected term of stock options represents the period of time options are expected to be outstanding and is based on observed historical exercise patterns of the Company, which the Company believes are indicative of future exercise behavior. For the risk-free interest rate, the Company uses the observed interest rates appropriate for the term of time options are expected to be outstanding. The dividend yield assumption is based on the Company’s history and expectation of dividend payouts.

 

The following weighted-average assumptions were used for grants issued during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 under the ASC No. 718 requirements.

 

    Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
    2012   2011   2012   2011
Weighted-average risk-free rate   0.49%   0.90%   0.54%   1.56%
Weighted-average volatility   95.08%   97.58%   95.33%   97.50%
Dividend yield   0.00%   0.00%   0.00%   0.00%
Expected life   5.59 years   6.61 years   5.72 years   5.18 years

 

ASC No. 718 requires forfeitures to be estimated at the time of grant and revised if necessary in subsequent periods if actual forfeiture rates differ from those estimates. Forfeitures were estimated based on historical activity of the Company. Stock-based compensation expense for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 was $26,000 and $88,000, respectively, and $163,000 and $242,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and is expensed in selling, general and administrative expenses and credited to additional paid-in-capital. The Company granted 335,000 and 58,300 stock options during the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and 445,000 and 967,800 stock options during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

(8) RIGHTS OFFERING

 

In February 2012, the Company completed a rights offering to its stockholders of record as of February 2, 2012. The Company issued a total of 2,070,719 shares of its common stock at a subscription price of $0.25 per share. In connection with the rights offering, the Company entered into an investment agreement with Matador Capital Partners, LP, or Matador. Mr. Jeffrey A. Berg, one of the Company’s directors, is the managing member of the general partner of Matador. Under the terms of the investment agreement, upon expiration of the rights offering, Matador purchased for $0.25 per share 8,000,000 shares of our common stock not subscribed for and purchased by holders upon exercise of their subscription rights. The Company received gross proceeds of $2.5 million from the rights offering and under the investment agreement.

 

(9) Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock

 

The Company has authorized 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock. The preferred stock may be issued in one or more series. The only series currently designated is a series of 5,000,000 shares of Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock (Series A Preferred Stock).

 

As of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, there were 156,000 and 161,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock issued and outstanding, respectively. The Series A Preferred Stock provides for a cumulative annual dividend of 10 cents per share, payable in semi-annual installments in June and December. Dividends may be paid in cash or with shares of common stock. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company issued approximately 34,000 and 16,000 common shares, respectively, for payment of dividends.

 

The Series A Preferred Stock has no voting rights and has a $1.00 per share liquidation preference over common stock. The registered holder has the right at any time to convert shares of Series A Preferred Stock into that number of shares of common stock that equals the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock that are surrendered for conversion divided by the conversion rate. The conversion rate is subject to adjustment in certain events and is established at the time of each conversion. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, 5,000 shares of cumulative convertible preferred stock were converted into approximately 15,000 shares of common stock at a conversion rate of 0.3276. There were no conversions for the three months ended September 30, 2012, and there were no conversions for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. There is no mandatory conversion term, date or any redemption features associated with the Series A Preferred Stock.

 

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(10) NOTE PAYABLE

 

In July 2011, the Company entered into an equipment financing agreement with a bank in the amount of $123,000, which is recorded in other current liabilities and other liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet. The proceeds of the note payable were used to finance certain equipment purchases and other services related to the relocation of the Company’s Carlsbad, California office. The note payable bears interest at 5.85% and is collateralized by a first priority security interest in the equipment purchased with the proceeds. The Company will make 36 equal monthly payments in the amount of approximately $3,700 each, which includes interest, until fully paid in August 2014. As of September 30, 2012, approximately $80,000 remained outstanding under this financing agreement.

 

(11) COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Sales and Use Tax

 

From time to time, state tax authorities will make inquiries as to whether or not a portion of the Company’s services require the collection of sales and use taxes from customers in those states. Many states have expanded their interpretation of their sales and use tax statutes to derive additional revenue.  The Company evaluates such inquiries on a case-by-case basis and has favorably resolved the majority of these tax issues in the past without any material adverse consequences.

 

The Company is involved in ongoing sales tax inquiries, including certain formal assessments which total $665,000, with certain states and provinces. As a result of those inquiries, the Company’s total liability as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was $450,000 and $604,000, respectively, which is included in the sales taxes payable balance in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.  Based on the guidance set forth by ASC No. 450, Contingencies, management has deemed the likelihood as reasonably possible that it will be required to pay all or part of these assessments.

 

(12) ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income includes the accumulated gains or losses from foreign currency translation adjustments. The Company translated the assets and liabilities of its Canadian statement of financial position into U.S. dollars using the period end exchange rate. Revenue and expenses were translated using the weighted-average exchange rates for the reporting period. As of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, $795,000 and $722,000, respectively, of foreign currency translation adjustments were recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income.

 

(13) RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

There have been no recent accounting pronouncement updates since the Company’s last reporting period.

 

(14) CONCENTRATIONS OF RISK

 

Significant Customer

 

Buffalo Wild Wings together with its franchisees is a significant customer of the Company. For each of the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, approximately 22% of the Company’s total revenue was generated from this national chain. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, approximately 23% and 21%, respectively, of the Company’s revenue was generated from this chain. As of September 30, 2012, approximately $356,000 was included in accounts receivable from this customer, of which approximately $193,000 was received in October 2012. As of December 31, 2011, approximately $95,000 was included in accounts receivable from this customer.

 

Single Source Playmaker Supplier

 

The Company currently purchases its traditional Playmakers from an unaffiliated Taiwanese manufacturer subject to the terms of a supply agreement dated April 23, 2007 with a term that automatically renews for one year periods. The Company currently does not have an alternative source for its playmaker devices. Management believes other manufacturers could be identified to produce the Playmakers on comparable terms.  A change in manufacturers, however, could cause delays in supply and may have an adverse effect on the Company’s operations. As of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, approximately $13,000 and $70,000, respectively, was included in accounts payable or accrued expenses for this supplier.

 

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Tablet Supplier

 

The Company is in the process of developing a new tablet device that can be used at customer venues to access the Company’s network of services. In preparation for a test phase rollout, the Company has made a verbal commitment with a tablet manufacturer to purchase approximately $320,000 of tablets. As of September 30, 2012, the Company has purchased approximately $7,000 of tablets and is expected to purchase the remaining tablets during the fourth quarter of 2012.

 

(15) CAPITAL LEASE OBLIGATIONS

 

The Company has several capital lease obligations, one of which is a $1,000,000 equipment lease facility entered into with an equipment leasing company in October 2009. The terms of this agreement allow for use of the facility for 24 months and for use of the facility in multiple tranches with each individual tranche having a 24 month term. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had utilized $743,000 of this facility, which has been accounted for as a capital lease. As of September 30, 2012, $104,000 remained outstanding for those tranches that have not yet expired under this facility. Pursuant to the terms of the agreements related to this facility, the Company has given the equipment leasing company notice of its intent to terminate each individual lease that was reaching the 24 month term as well as its intent to purchase the equipment under the expiring lease at fair market value. The Company and the leasing company were in dispute over the terms of the lease agreements and the fair market value of the equipment, and as a result, the leasing company notified the Company that it was in default of the leasing agreements and filed suit against the Company in Minnesota federal court. The parties resolved the dispute in September 2012, and the negotiated cost to purchase the equipment under the expired leases is reflected in the Company’s accompanying consolidated financial statements. The negotiated cost to purchase such equipment was not materially different from the estimated cost previously recorded.

 

(16) GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

 

Geographic breakdown of the Company’s revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 is as follows:

 

   Three months ended
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
United States  $5,678,000   $5,408,000   $16,993,000   $16,231,000 
Canada   372,000    464,000    1,138,000    1,535,000 
Total revenue  $6,050,000   $5,872,000   $18,131,000   $17,766,000 

 

Geographic breakdown of the Company’s long-term tangible assets as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 is as follows:

 

   September 30,
2012
   December 31,
2011
 
United States  $3,897,000   $4,226,000 
Canada   18,000    29,000 
Total assets  $3,915,000   $4,255,000 

 

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2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (including, but not limited to, the following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations) and the documents incorporated herein by reference contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements reflect future events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities, including statements related to our strategic plans and targets, revenue generation, product availability and offerings, reduction in cash usage, reliance on cash on hand and cash from operations, capital needs, capital expenditures, industry trends and financial position of NTN Buzztime, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us and our current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industries in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of management. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “could,” “targets,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “would,” variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements which refer to projections of our future financial performance, our anticipated growth and trends in our business, and other characterizations of future events or circumstances, are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that may be difficult to predict. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, under the section entitled “Risk Factors,” and in Item 1A of Part II of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and in other reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason.

 

Our trademarks, trade names and service marks referenced herein include Buzztime, iTV Network, Playmaker and Stump! Trivia. Each other trademark, trade name or service mark appearing in this quarterly report belongs to its owner.

 

OVERVIEW

 

We provide marketing services for hospitality venues through a combination of interactive games, live events, loyalty, digital signage and other marketing services. Founded in 1984, our company has evolved from a developer and distributor of content to an interactive entertainment network providing games, live events and other marketing services. Built on an extended network platform, this entertainment system not only allows multiple players to interact at the venue, but also enables competition between different venues. We generate revenues by charging subscription fees for our service to our Network Subscribers and also from the sale of advertising aired on in-venue screens as well as in conjunction with customized games. Our games are currently available in over 3,700 locations in the U.S. and Canada, where they are shown on approximately 20,000 screens daily. We have over 2.7 million registrations and over 52 million games are played each year. Approximately 35% of our Network Subscriber venues are related to national and regional restaurants and include well-known names such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Black Angus, Hooters, Native New Yorker and Old Chicago.

 

In October 2011, we acquired substantially all of the assets of the Stump! Trivia hosted live trivia business. Stump! Trivia currently conducts nearly 300 events per week, or over 14,000 annually, primarily in the Northeastern region of the U.S. We plan to expand this business into other regions of the U.S. We generated $433,000 and $1,308,000 in revenue related to the Stump! Trivia business during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

The discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based on our condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related to deferred costs and revenues, depreciation of broadcast equipment, the provision for income taxes including the valuation allowance, stock-based compensation, bad debts, investments, purchase price allocations related to acquisitions, including any earnout liability, impairment of software development costs, goodwill, broadcast equipment, intangible assets and contingencies, including the reserve for sales tax inquiries. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Critical accounting policies and estimates are defined as those that are both most important to the portrayal of the Company’s financial condition and results and require management’s most subjective judgments.

 

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There have been no material changes in our critical accounting policies, estimates and judgments during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 from those described in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2011

 

We generated net income of $54,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to a net loss of $837,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011.

 

Revenue

 

Revenue increased $178,000, or 3%, to $6,050,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $5,872,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011 due primarily to $433,000 generated by the Stump! Trivia business we acquired in October 2011, offset by a decrease in subscription revenue of $264,000 related to lower average site count and lower average revenue generated per site. Comparative site count information for the Buzztime Network is as follows:

 

   Network Subscribers
as of September 30,
 
   2012   2011 
United States   3,511    3,669 
Canada   228    241 
Total   3,739    3,910 

 

Direct Costs and Gross Margin

 

The following table compares direct costs and gross margin for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

   For the three months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011 
Revenues  $6,050,000   $5,872,000 
Direct Costs   1,519,000    1,312,000 
Gross Margin  $4,531,000   $4,560,000 
           
Gross Margin Percentage   75%    78% 

 

Gross margin as a percentage of revenue decreased to 75% for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from 78% for the three months ended September 30, 2011. Direct costs increased $207,000, or 16%, to $1,519,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $1,312,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011. The increase in direct costs was primarily due to direct expenses of $330,000 related to Stump! Trivia. These increases were offset by decreased freight expense of $54,000 due to fewer installations and deinstallations of customer sites during the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, decreased content fees of $41,000 and decreased service provider fees of $33,000 primarily due to fewer service calls.

 

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Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $923,000, or 18%, to $4,257,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 from $5,180,000 for the same period in 2011.  The decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses was primarily due to a decrease of $881,000 for payroll and related expenses resulting from our reorganization that took place during the second quarter of 2012, decreased travel and entertainment expense of $196,000 also related to our reorganization and decreased selling and marketing expense of $193,000. These decreases were offset by increased consulting expense of $237,000 for product development and administrative services and increased software maintenance expense of $125,000 due to new maintenance contracts and license fees.

 

Depreciation and Amortization Expense

 

Depreciation and amortization expense (excluding depreciation and amortization included in direct operating costs) remained unchanged at $175,000 for both the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011. Fluctuations in depreciation and amortization included depreciation of tenant improvement assets acquired in connection with our new corporate headquarters lease and amortization of the Stump! Trivia intangible asset acquired during the fourth quarter of 2011, offset by decreased amortization related to an intangible asset acquired in 2009.

 

Other (Expense) Income, Net

 

Other (expense) income, increased in expense from $5,000 of other net expense during the three months ended September 30, 2011 to $23,000 of other net expense for the same period in 2012. The increase in other net expense was primarily due to foreign currency exchange losses related to our foreign operations.

 

Income Taxes

 

We expect to incur state income tax liability in 2012 related to our U.S. operations. We also expect to pay income taxes in Canada due to the profitability of NTN Canada. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, we recorded a tax provision of $22,000 as compared to a tax provision of $37,000 for the same period in 2011. We have established a full valuation allowance for substantially all deferred tax assets, including our net operating loss carryforwards, since we could not conclude that we were more likely than not able to generate future taxable income to realize these assets.

 

EBITDA

 

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Nor should EBITDA be considered as an alternative to statements of cash flows as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA is included herein because we believe it is a measure of operating performance that financial analysts, lenders, investors and other interested parties find to be a useful tool for analyzing companies like us that carry significant levels of non-cash depreciation and amortization charges in comparison to their GAAP earnings or loss.

 

The following table reconciles our consolidated net income (loss) per GAAP to EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

   For the three months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011 
Net income (loss) per GAAP  $54,000   $(837,000)
Interest expense, net   10,000    8,000 
Depreciation and amortization   717,000    725,000 
Income taxes   22,000    37,000 
EBITDA  $803,000   $(67,000)

 

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Nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2011

 

We generated a net loss of $1,624,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to a net loss of $2,380,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.

 

Revenue

 

Revenue increased $365,000, or 2%, to $18,131,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 from $17,766,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 due primarily to $1,308,000 generated by Stump! Trivia, offset by a decrease in subscription revenue of $890,000 related to lower average site count and lower average revenue generated per site as well as a decrease of approximately $53,000 in advertising and other miscellaneous revenues.

 

Direct Costs and Gross Margin

 

The following table compares direct costs and gross margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

   For the nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011 
Revenues  $18,131,000   $17,766,000 
Direct Costs   4,690,000    4,244,000 
Gross Margin  $13,441,000   $13,522,000 
           
Gross Margin Percentage   74%    76% 

 

Gross margin as a percentage of revenue decreased to 74% for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 from 76% for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Direct costs increased $446,000, or 11%, to $4,690,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 from $4,244,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. The increase in direct costs was primarily due to direct expenses of $974,000 related to Stump! Trivia. This increase was offset by decreased direct depreciation and amortization expense of $158,000 due to assets becoming fully depreciated, decreased freight expense of $140,000 due to fewer installations and deinstallations of customer sites during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, decreased content fees of $125,000 and decreased service provider fees of $110,000 primarily due to fewer service calls.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $944,000, or 6%, to $14,442,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 from $15,386,000 for the same period in 2011.  The decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses was primarily due to decreased payroll and related expenses of $720,000 due to our reorganization that took place during the second quarter of 2012, decreased selling and marketing expenses of $296,000, decreased occupancy expense of $295,000 resulting from lower rent related to our new facility lease, decreased travel and entertainment expense of $160,000 due to our reorganization, a decrease of $126,000 related to expenses incurred during the nine months ended September 30, 2011 in connection with moving our corporate headquarters and warehouse, decreased software development disposals of $155,000, decreased miscellaneous tax expense of $118,000 due to settlements of certain sales tax assessments as well as sales tax refunds in the current period and decreased research and development expense of $55,000. These decreases were offset by increased consulting fees of $480,000 for product development and administrative services, increased severance expense of $170,000 related to our reorganization, increased software maintenance expense of $193,000 for new maintenance contracts and license fees, increased bad debt expense of $117,000 and other net increases totaling $21,000.

 

Depreciation and Amortization Expense

 

Depreciation and amortization expense (excluding depreciation and amortization included in direct operating costs) increased $36,000 to $540,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 from $504,000 for the same period in 2011 primarily due to depreciation of tenant improvement assets acquired in connection with our new corporate headquarters lease and amortization of the Stump! Trivia intangible asset acquired during the fourth quarter of 2011, offset by decreased amortization related to an intangible asset acquired in 2009.

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Other (Expense) Income, Net

 

Other (expense) income, changed from $36,000 of other net income during the nine months ended September 30, 2011 to $57,000 of other net expense for the same period in 2012. The decrease in other income was primarily due to having recognized as income in the prior period a $59,000 reduction of an earnout liability related to an asset acquisition that we completed in 2009 and a $49,000 sales tax refund. The decrease in other income was offset by a decrease in foreign currency exchange losses of $12,000 related to our foreign operations and a decrease of $3,000 in other miscellaneous expenses.

 

Income Taxes

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, we recorded a net tax provision of $26,000 and $48,000, respectively.

 

EBITDA

 

EBITDA is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Nor should EBITDA be considered as an alternative to statements of cash flows as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA is included herein because we believe it is a measure of operating performance that financial analysts, lenders, investors and other interested parties find to be a useful tool for analyzing companies like us that carry significant levels of non-cash depreciation and amortization charges in comparison to their GAAP earnings or loss.

 

The following table reconciles our consolidated net loss per GAAP to EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

   For the nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011 
Net loss per GAAP  $(1,624,000)  $(2,380,000)
Interest expense, net   34,000    36,000 
Depreciation and amortization   2,190,000    2,313,000 
Income taxes   26,000    48,000 
EBITDA  $626,000   $17,000 

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

As of September 30, 2012, we had cash and cash equivalents of $2,405,000 compared to cash and cash equivalents of $1,374,000 as of December 31, 2011.

 

In February 2012, we completed a rights offering to our stockholders of record as of February 2, 2012. We issued a total of 2,070,719 shares of our common stock at a subscription price of $0.25 per share. In connection with the rights offering, we entered into an investment agreement with Matador Capital Partners, LP, or Matador. Mr. Jeffrey A. Berg, one of our directors, is the managing member of the general partner of Matador. Under the terms of the investment agreement, upon expiration of the rights offering, Matador purchased for $0.25 per share 8,000,000 shares of our common stock not subscribed for and purchased by holders upon exercise of their subscription rights. We received gross proceeds of $2.5 million from the rights offering and under the investment agreement.

 

We believe existing cash and cash equivalents together with funds generated from operations will be sufficient to meet our operating cash requirements for at least the next twelve months. We have no debt obligations other than capital leases and a note payable for certain equipment purchases.  We may continue entering into capital lease or financing facilities for certain equipment requirements when economically advantageous.  In the event that net cash provided by operating activities and cash on hand are not sufficient to meet future cash requirements, we may be required to reduce planned capital expenses, reduce operational cash uses, sell assets or seek financing.  Any actions we may undertake to reduce planned capital purchases, reduce expenses, or generate proceeds from the sale of assets may be insufficient to cover shortfalls in available funds.  If we require additional capital, we may be unable to secure additional financing on terms that are acceptable to us, or at all.

 

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Working Capital

 

As of September 30, 2012, we had working capital (current assets in excess of current liabilities) of $453,000 compared to negative working capital (current liabilities in excess of current assets) of $1,070,000 as of December 31, 2011.  The following table shows our changes in working capital from December 31, 2011 to September 30, 2012.

 

   Increase
(Decrease)
 
Working capital as of December 31, 2011  $(1,070,000)
Changes in current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents   1,031,000 
Restricted cash   (50,000)
Accounts receivable, net of allowance   336,000 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   208,000 
Total current assets   1,525,000 
Changes in current liabilities:     
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (137,000)
Accrued compensation   108,000 
Sales taxes payable   (119,000)
Income taxes payable   35,000 
Obligations under capital lease   (126,000)
Deferred revenue   148,000 
Other current liabilities   93,000 
Total current liabilities   2,000 
Net change in working capital   1,523,000 
Working capital as of September 30, 2012  $453,000 

 

Cash Flows

 

Cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities, as reflected in the accompanying consolidated statements of cash flows, are summarized as follows:

 

   For the nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2012   2011 
Cash provided by (used in):          
Operating activities  $994,000   $701,000 
Investing activities   (2,027,000)   (1,928,000)
Financing activities   2,033,000    (181,000)
Effect of exchange rates   31,000    (36,000)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  $1,031,000   $(1,444,000)

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities. We are primarily dependent on cash flows from operations to meet our cash requirements. Net cash generated from operating activities was $994,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to net cash generated from operating activities of $701,000 for the same period in 2011. The $293,000 increase in cash provided by operations was primarily due to a decrease in net loss of $478,000, after giving effect to adjustments made for non-cash transactions, offset by a decrease of $185,000 in cash provided by operating assets and liabilities during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

 

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Our largest use of cash is payroll and related costs. Cash used related to payroll increased $574,000 to $8,648,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 from $8,074,000 during the same period in 2011 due primarily to having higher headcount related to Stump! Trivia as well as severance expenses related to our reorganization that took place during the second quarter of 2012. Our primary source of cash is cash we generate from customers. Cash received from customers increased $302,000 to $18,384,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 from $18,082,000 during the same period in 2011.

 

Net cash used in investing activities. We used $2,027,000 in cash for investing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to a cash use of $1,928,000 for investing activities during the same period in 2011. The $99,000 increase in cash used in investing activities was primarily due to an increase in capitalized software development activities of $301,000 and a decrease of proceeds from sales of securities available-for-sale of $134,000, offset by a decrease in capital expenditures of $336,000 due primarily to decreased field equipment purchases.

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities. Net cash provided by financing activities increased $2,214,000 to $2,033,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to net cash used in financing activities of $181,000 for the same period in 2011. The increase in cash provided by financing activities was due to net proceeds from the rights offering and the related investment agreement completed in February 2012 of $2,310,000 and decreased payments on our capital leases of $89,000, offset by a decrease in proceeds from a note payable of $123,000, an increase of $25,000 in principal payments on our note payable and a $36,000 decrease in proceeds from the exercise of stock options.

 

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

There have been no recent accounting pronouncement updates since the Company’s last reporting period.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

Under SEC rules and regulations, as a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide the information otherwise required by this item. 

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As of the end of the period covered by this report, our management evaluated our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act) as to whether such disclosure controls and procedures were effective in providing reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms and ensuring that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our interim chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Based on our evaluation, our interim chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that such disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

None

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

An investment in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. You should consider carefully the risks and uncertainties described under Item 1A of Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 together with all other information contained or incorporated by reference in this report before you decide to invest in our common stock. If any of the risks described in our annual report occur, our business, financial condition, results of operations and our future growth prospects could be materially and adversely affected. Under these circumstances, the trading price of our common stock could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment. As of the date of this report, we do not believe that there have been any material changes to the risk factors previously disclosed in our annual report.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

None

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not Applicable

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

 

Exhibit Description
3.1 Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, as amended (2)
   
3.2 Certificate of Designations, Rights and Preferences of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (3)
   
3.3 Bylaws of the Company, as amended (4)
   
10.1* Consulting Agreement, dated July 2, 2012, by and between NTN Buzztime, Inc. and JABAM (1)
   
10.2* Form of stock unit agreement under the 2010 Performance Incentive Plan (1)
31.1 Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (1)
   
31.2 Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (1)
   
32.1# Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (1)
   
32.2# Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (1)

 

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Exhibit Description
101.INS** XBRL Instance Document
   
101.SCH** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
   
   
101.CAL** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
   
   
101.DEF** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
   
   
101.LAB** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
   
   
101.PRE** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

  * Management Contract or Compensatory Plan
 

**

 

Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the Interactive Data Files on Exhibit 101 hereto are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.
  # These exhibits are being furnished solely to accompany this report pursuant to U.S.C. § 1350, and is not being filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is not to be incorporated herein by reference into any filing of the Company whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
  (1) Filed or furnished herewith
  (2) Previously filed as an exhibit to the registrant’s report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 and incorporated herein by reference.
  (3) Previously filed as an exhibit to the registrant’s report on Form 8-K filed on November 7, 1997 and incorporated herein by reference.
  (4) Previously filed as an exhibit to the registrant’s report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

     
  NTN BUZZTIME, INC.
     
Date: November 9, 2012 By: /s/ Kendra Berger 
    Kendra Berger
    Chief Financial Officer
    (on behalf of the Registrant, and as its Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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