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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For Quarter Ended:                       March 31, 2012

 

Commission File Number:                        000-29507

 

CHANTICLEER HOLDINGS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

  Delaware 20-2932652  
  (State or Jurisdiction of (IRS Employer ID No)  
  Incorporation or Organization)    

 

11220 Elm Lane, Suite 203, Charlotte, NC 28277

(Address of principal executive office) (zip code)

 

(704) 366-5122

(Issuer’s telephone number)

 

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 periods as 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 Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ¨ 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. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer ¨ Non-accelerated filer ¨ Smaller reporting company x

 

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

 

The number of shares outstanding of registrant’s common stock, par value $.0001 per share, as of April 30, 2012, was 2,498,891 shares.

 

 
 

 

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

 

INDEX

 

          Page
          No.
           
Part I     Financial Information (unaudited)   3 
           
  Item 1:   Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements   3 
           
      Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011   3
      Statements of Operations – For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011   4
      Statements of Cash Flows – For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011   5
      Notes to Financial Statements   7
  Item 2:   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   22
  Item 3:   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk   27
  Item 4:   Controls and Procedures   27
           
Part II     Other Information   30
           
  Item 1:   Legal Proceedings   30 
  Item 1A:   Risk Factors   30 
  Item 2:   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds   30 
  Item 3:   Defaults Upon Senior Securities   30 
  Item 4:   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders   30 
  Item 5:   Other Information   30 
  Item 6:   Exhibits   30 

 

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Part I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1: CONDENSED FINANCIAL StatemenTS

 

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

March 31, 2012 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2011

 

   2012   2011 
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $182,240   $151,928 
Accounts receivable   29,688    103,982 
Inventory   119,903    59,266 
Due from related parties   77,679    76,591 
Prepaid expenses   227,248    231,914 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   636,758    623,681 
Property and equipment, net   2,746,611    2,508,823 
Intangible assets, net   776,415    470,164 
Investments at fair value   212,735    318,353 
Other investments   1,707,545    1,579,677 
Deposits and other assets   3,980    3,980 
TOTAL ASSETS  $6,084,044   $5,504,678 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Current maturities of long-term debt and notes payable  $1,185,616   $1,171,855 
Convertible notes payable   2,725,000    1,625,000 
Accounts payable   327,437    267,475 
Accrued expenses   110,813    21,521 
Other current liabilities   383,007    496,643 
Income taxes payable   17,293    14,608 
Due to related parties   30,204    30,204 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   4,779,370    3,627,306 
Long-term debt, less current maturities   233,499    236,109 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   5,012,869    3,863,415 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)          
           
Stockholders' equity:          
Common stock:  $0.0001 par value; authorized 200,000,000 shares; issued 3,012,121 shares; and outstanding 2,498,891 shares at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011   301    301 
Additional paid in capital   6,483,001    6,459,506 
Other comprehensive income (loss)   (58,232)   48,665 
Non-controlling interest   1,773,446    1,692,019 
Accumulated deficit   (6,600,921)   (6,032,808)
Less treasury stock, 513,230 shares at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011   (526,420)   (526,420)
    1,071,175    1,641,263 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  $6,084,044   $5,504,678 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(Unaudited)

 

   2012   2011 
Revenue:          
Restaurant sales, net  $1,348,987   $- 
Management fee income - non-affiliates   25,000    416,667 
Management fee income - affiliates   -    24,646 
Total revenue   1,373,987    441,313 
Expenses:          
Restaurant cost of sales   496,549    - 
Restaurant operating expenses   615,769    - 
Restaurant pre-opening expenses   66,120    - 
General and administrative expense   481,273    224,458 
Depreciation and amortization   108,612    2,549 
Total expenses   1,768,323    227,007 
Earnings (loss) from operations   (394,336)   214,306 
Other income (expense)          
Equity in earnings (losses) of investments   (10,538)   5,103 
Realized gains from sales of investments   -    19,630 
Interest income   -    4,541 
Miscellaneous income   -    476 
Interest expense   (177,218)   (18,759)
Total other income (expense)   (187,756)   10,991 
Net earnings (loss) before income taxes   (582,092)   225,297 
Provision for income taxes   3,816    - 
Net earnings (loss) before non-controlling interest   (585,908)   225,297 
Non-controlling interest   17,795    410 
Net earnings (loss)   (568,113)   225,707 
Other comprehensive income (loss):          
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities (none applies to non-controlling interest)   (105,618)   (14,000)
Foreign translation income (loss)   (1,279)   - 
Other comprehensive income (loss)  $(675,010)  $211,707 
           
Net earnings (loss) per share, basic and diluted  $(0.23)  $0.11 
Weighted average shares outstanding   2,498,891    2,053,269 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(Unaudited)

 

   2012   2011 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net earnings (loss)  $(568,113)  $225,707 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:          
Non-controlling interest   (17,795)   (410)
Depreciation and amortization   108,612    2,549 
Equity in (earnings) loss of investments   10,538    (5,103)
(Gain) loss on sale of investments   -    (19,630)
Amortization of warrants   23,495    - 
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable   74,294    (16,667)
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets   (15,471)   (27,485)
(Increase) decrease inventory   (60,637)   - 
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses   149,163    (165,142)
Increase (decrease) in income taxes payable   2,685    - 
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue   -    (1,750)
Advance from related parties for working capital   -    (28,438)
Net cash used by operating activities   (293,229)   (36,369)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Proceeds from sale of investments   -    184,297 
Investment distribution   -    4,539 
Purchase of investments   (134,959)   (27,423)
Franchise fees incurred   (312,674)   - 
Purchase of property and equipment   (339,977)   - 
Net cash provided (used) by investing activities   (787,610)   161,413 
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Loan proceeds, net   1,113,000    - 
Loan repayment   (1,849)   (545)
Net cash provided (used) by financing activities   1,111,151    (545)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   30,312    124,499 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   151,928    46,007 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $182,240   $170,506 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, continued

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(Unaudited)

 

   2012   2011 
         
Supplemental cash flow information:          
Cash paid for interest and income taxes:          
Interest  $67,254   $65,131 
Income taxes   -    - 
           
Non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Due to related party exchanged for convertible note payable  $-   $25,000 
Convertible notes payable exchanged for common stock   -    711,500 
Accrued interest exchanged for common stock   -    10,000 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

1.Nature of Business

 

Organization

 

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) was organized October 21, 1999, under its original name, Tulvine Systems, Inc., under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company previously had limited operations and was considered a development stage company until July 2005. On April 25, 2005, the Company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. On May 2, 2005, Tulvine Systems, Inc. merged with and changed its name to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.

  

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Chanticleer Advisors, LLC, (“Advisors”), Avenel Ventures, LLC ("Ventures"), Avenel Financial Services, LLC ("AFS"), Chanticleer Holdings Limited ("CHL"), Chanticleer Holdings Australia Pty, Ltd. (“CHA”), Chanticleer Investment Partners, LLC (“CIP”), DineOut SA Ltd. ("DineOut”), Kiarabrite (Pty) Ltd (“KPL”), Dimaflo (Pty) Ltd (“DFLO”), Tundraspex (Pty) Ltd (“TPL”), Civisign (Pty) Ltd (“CPL”) and Dimalogix (Pty) Ltd (“DLOG”) (collectively referred to as “the Company,” “we,” “us,” or “the Companies”). All significant inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Further detailed information regarding the Company's subsidiaries can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

 

Effective March 23, 2011, the Company's common stock was forward split, 2 shares for each share issued, pursuant to written consent by a majority of the Company's shareholders. All share references have been adjusted as if the split occurred prior to all periods presented.

 

GENERAL

 

The consolidated financial statements included in this report have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim reporting and include all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation. These consolidated financial statements have not been audited.

 

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations for interim reporting. The Company believes that the disclosures contained herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. However, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report for the period ended December 31, 2011, which is included in the Company’s Form 10-K.

 

GOING CONCERN

 

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company had current assets of $636,758 and $623,681; current liabilities of $4,779,370 and $3,627,306; and a working capital deficit of $4,142,612 and $3,003,625, respectively. The Company incurred a loss of $568,113 during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and had an unrealized loss from available-for-sale securities of $105,618 and a foreign currency translation losses of $1,279, resulting in a comprehensive loss of $675,010.

 

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The Company's corporate general and administrative expenses averaged approximately $295,000 per quarter during 2011 and has increased to $481,000 in the current quarter as we expanded our footprint internationally. Effective October 1, 2011, the Company acquired majority control of the restaurants in South Africa and began consolidating these operations. The Company also will share 49% of the profits in our Hooters location opened in January 2012 in Campbelltown, Australia, a suburb of Sydney.

 

In addition, the Company has a note with a balance at March 31, 2012 of $241,115 owed to its bank which is due in August 2013 and a line of credit with its bank with a balance at March 31, 2012 of $1,178,000 (total available $2,000,000) due on August 20, 2012. We also have convertible notes payable with certain investors with a balance at March 31, 2012 of $2,725,000, which have maturity dates from January 22 through June 26 2012. None of the noteholders whose notes have matured have taken any action to seek to enforce their notes. As of May 1, 2012, there are $975,000 of notes that have matured. The notes bear interest at an 18% annualized rate, The Company plans to continue to use limited partnerships, if the Company’s contemplated raise is not completed, to fund its share of costs for additional Hooters restaurants.

 

The Company expects to meet its obligations in 2012 with some or all of the following:

·Proceeds from the sale of units (consisting of common stock and warrants). The Company filed an S-1 registration statement (which has yet to go effective) to raise up to $15,000,000;
·The Company received $100,000 in January 2012 as a fee for its CEO sitting on the Board of Hooters of America and expect to continue to receive this annual fee for the next three years based on the current agreement;
·Borrow additional funds on its existing line of credit;
·Convert its convertible notes payable into common stock.

 

If any or all of the above events do not occur or if the Company does not raise sufficient capital, substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern exists. These consolidated financial statements do not reflect any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties.

 

2.SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

There have been no material changes to its significant accounting policies previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 except for the following:

 

RESTAURANT PRE-OPENING EXPENSES

 

Restaurant pre-opening expenses, which are expensed as incurred, consist of the costs of hiring and training the initial hourly work force for each new restaurant, travel, the cost of food and supplies used in training, grand opening promotional costs, the cost of the initial stocking of operating supplies and other direct costs related to the opening of a restaurant, including rent during the construction and in-restaurant training period.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

There are several new accounting pronouncements issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) which are not yet effective. Each of these pronouncements, as applicable, has been or will be adopted by the Company. At April 30, 2012, none of these pronouncements are expected to have a material effect on the financial position, results of operations or cash flows of the Company.

 

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3.ACQUISITION OF MAJORITY OWNED HOOTERS RESTAURANTS

 

Effective October 1, 2011, the Company acquired majority ownership of a management company and four Hooters restaurants in South Africa. Previously, the Company owned 50% of the restaurants but was not in control and these operations were accounted for using the equity method of accounting. New entities were formed for the operations and the Company’s ownership is as follows: KPL 80%, DFLO 90%, TPL 95%, CPL 100% and DLOG 100%. The restaurant owned by DFLO in Durban opened in January 2010, the restaurant owned by TPL in Johannesburg opened in June 2010, the restaurant owned by CPL in Cape Town opened in June 2011and the restaurant owned by DLOG opened in February 2012.

 

The acquisition was accounted for using the purchase method of accounting and, accordingly, the consolidated statements of operations include the results of the South African operations beginning October 1, 2011. The assets acquired and the liabilities assumed were recorded at estimated fair values as determined by the Company’s management based on information currently available and on current assumptions as to future operations. A summary of the estimated fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the acquisition follows:

 

Current assets, excluding cash and cash equivalents  $93,638 
Property and equipment and intangible assets   2,651,197 
Total assets excluding cash and cash equivalents  $2,744,835 
Liabilities assumed   630,369 
Non-controlling interest   1,647,710 
Prior investment of the Company   261,756 
Purchase price (net assets acquired)  $205,000 
Cash paid  $205,000 

 

Liabilities assumed includes $383,007 and $496,643 at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, in bank debt of the prior entities which the Company has agreed to repay without interest upon completion of its new financing. These amounts are included in other liabilities at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

 

Unaudited pro forma results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2011, as if the Company had acquired majority ownership of the South African Hooters restaurants on January 1, 2011 is as follows. The pro forma results include estimates and assumptions which management believes are reasonable. However, pro forma results are not necessarily indicative of the results that would have occurred if the business combination had been in effect on the dates indicated, or which may result in the future.

 

   2011 
     
Net revenues  $1,399,048 
Net earnings  $276,736 
Net earnings per share, basic and diluted  $0.13 

 

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4.INVESTMENTS

 

INVESTMENTS AT FAIR VALUE CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING AT MARCH 31, 2012 AND DECEMBER 31, 2011.

 

   2012   2011 
         
Available-for-sale investments at fair value  $212,735   $318,353 
Trading securities   -    - 
Total  $212,735   $318,353 

 

AVAILABLE-FOR-SALE SECURITIES

 

Activity in our available-for-sale securities may be summarized as follows:

   2012   2011 
         
Cost at beginning of year  $263,331   $284,473 
Contributed to the Company by it's CEO   -    125,331 
Received as management fees   -    1,500 
Other than temporary loss in available-for-sale securities   -    (147,973)
Cost at end of period   263,331    263,331 
Unrealized gain (loss)   (50,596)   55,022 
Total  $212,735   $318,353 

 

Our available-for-sale securities consist of the following:

 

       Unrecognized       Realized   Loss 
       Holding   Fair   Holding   on 
   Cost   Gains (Losses)   Value   Loss   Sale 
March 31, 2012                         
North Carolina Natural Energy *  $1,500   $-   $1,500   $-   $- 
North American Energy   126,000    (70,000)   56,000    -    - 
North American Energy *   10,500    1,500    12,000    -    - 
North American Energy   125,331    17,904    143,235    -    - 
   $263,331   $(50,596)  $212,735   $-   $- 
                          
December 31, 2011                         
Remodel Auction *  $-   $-   $-   $(900)  $- 
North Carolina Natural Energy *   1,500    -    1,500    -    - 
North American Energy   126,000    (42,000)   84,000    -    - 
North American Energy *   10,500    7,500    18,000    -    - 
North American Energy   125,331    89,522    214,853    -    - 
Efftec International, Inc. *   -    -    -    (22,500)   - 
HiTech Stages   -    -    -    (124,573)   - 
   $263,331   $55,022   $318,353   $(147,973)  $- 

 

* Investments acquired in exchange for management services.

 

Remodel Auction Incorporated (“REMC”) – During 2009, the Company acquired 334 shares of REMC for management services with an initial cost of $275,000 which has now been fully impaired.

 

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North Carolina Natural Energy, Inc. (“NCNE”) – NCNE is a successor to REMC whose business was discontinued. NCNE has plans to become involved in some form of natural energy. The Company received 100,000,000 shares of NCNE (less than 1% on a fully diluted basis) for management services during 2011. The shares were valued at $1,500 based on NCNE’s valuation as a shell.

 

North American Energy Resources, Inc. - During the quarter ended June 30, 2009, the Company exchanged its oil & gas property investments for 700,000 shares of North American Energy Resources, Inc. ("NAEY") which were valued at $126,000 based on the closing price of NAEY on the date of the trade. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the stock was $0.08 and $0.12 per share, respectively, and the Company had recorded an unrealized loss of $42,000 as of December 31, 2011 and an additional $28,000 in the first quarter of 2012, based on the Company's determination that the price decline was temporary.

 

During the first quarter of 2010, the Company received an additional 150,000 shares of NAEY in exchange for management services. The shares were initially valued at $10,500, based on the trading price at the time. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the shares were valued at $12,000 and $18,000.

 

During June 2011, the Company’s CEO contributed 1,790,440 shares of NAEY to the Company which was valued at $125,331 based on the trading price at the time. Mr. Pruitt did not receive additional compensation as a result of the transfer. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the shares had a market value of $143,235 and $214,853, respectively.

 

NAEY appointed a new management team in December 2010 and they are seeking acquisition opportunities for onshore and offshore oil and gas properties. Accordingly, the Company determined that any decline was temporary.

 

EffTec International, Inc. - Effective April 1, 2010, the Company's CEO became a director and the CEO of EffTec International, Inc. The Company received 150,000 shares of EffTec and an option to acquire an additional 150,000 shares at $0.15 per share in exchange for the management services to be provided. The shares were valued at $22,500 based on the trading price of EffTec at the date of the transaction. At September 30, 2011, the market value of the Efftec stock dropped to less than $0.01 per share and the Company determined the reduction was other than temporary and impaired its investment to zero.

 

EffTec developed an Internet-based chiller tool called EffTrack™ that: collects, stores and analyzes chiller operating data, calculates and trends chiller performance, diagnoses the cause of chiller inefficiencies, notifies plant contacts when problems occur, recommends corrective actions, measures the results of corrective actions and provides cost analysis of operational improvements.

 

HiTech Stages, Ltd. (“HiTech”) – The Company originally acquired 275,000 shares of HiTech in exchange for 150,450 shares of DineOut during the June 2010 quarter. HiTech was unable to raise sufficient capital to fund its business plan and the stock price dropped to near zero at September 30, 2011. The Company determined the decline was other than temporary and fully impaired its investment on September 30, 2011.

 

OTHER INVESTMENTS ARE SUMMARIZED AS FOLLOWS AT MARCH 31, 2012 AND DECEMBER 31, 2011.

 

   2012   2011 
         
Investments accounted for under the equity method  $940,947   $813,079 
Investments accounted for under the cost method   766,598    766,598 
Total  $1,707,545   $1,579,677 

 

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INVESTMENTS ACCOUNTED FOR USING THE EQUITY METHOD

 

Activity in investments accounted for using the equity method is summarized as follows.

   2012   2011 
         
Balance, beginning of year  $813,079   $87,200 
Equity in earnings (loss)   (10,538)   (76,113)
New investments   138,406    810,133 
Distributions received   -    (8,141)
Balance, end of year  $940,947   $813,079 

 

Equity investments consist of the following at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

   2012   2011 
Carrying value:          
Hoot SA I, II, III - South Africa  $170,803   $140,803 
Hoot Campbelltown Pty. Ltd. (49%) - Australia   559,596    570,134 
Hoot Surfers Paradise Pty. Ltd. (49%) - Australia   210,447    102,041 
Brazil   101    101 
   $940,947   $813,079 

 

Equity in earnings (loss) and distributions from equity investments during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 follows. The activity from the South African restaurants is through September 30, 2011 at which time the Company acquired majority ownership and began consolidating these operations

   2012   2011 
Equity in earnings (loss):          
Hoot S.A. I, II, III (opened June 2011)   -    5,103 
Hoot Campbelltown (49%)   (10,538)   - 
   $(10,538)  $5,103 
Distributions:          
Hoot S.A. I, LLC (20%)   -    2,646 
Hoot S.A. II, LLC (20%)   -    1,893 
   $-   $4,539 

 

The summarized financial data below includes the South African operations, of which we owned 20% at March 31, 2011 and the Hoot Campbelltown location in Australia, which we owned 49% of at March 31, 2012. The Company acquired majority ownership of the South African operations effective September 30, 2011.

   2012   2011 
         
Revenue  $1,108,063   $957,735 
Gross profit   781,253    640,751 
Recurring expenses   706,147    589,722 
Pre-opening costs   96,613    - 
Income (loss) from continuing operations   (21,507)   51,029 
Net income (loss)   (21,507)   51,029 

 

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The summarized balance sheets for the two locations in Australia of which we owned 49% at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 follows :

 

   2012   2011 
ASSETS          
Current assets  $141,377   $58,975 
Non-current assets   2,260,399    1,646,508 
TOTAL ASSETS  $2,401,776   $1,705,483 
LIABILITIES          
Current liabilities  $576,000   $76,035 
PARTNER'S EQUITY   1,825,776    1,629,448 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' EQUITY  $2,401,776   $1,705,483 

 

Hooters S.A., GP - The Company formed CHL to own the Company's 50% general partner interest in Hooters S.A., GP, the general partner of the Hooters' restaurant franchises in South Africa. The initial restaurant opened in December 2009 in Durban, South Africa and operations commenced in January 2010. In the initial restaurant CHL had a 10% interest in restaurant cash flows until the limited partners receive payout and a 40% interest in restaurant cash flows after limited partner payout. The second location opened in Johannesburg in June 2010 and a third location opened in Cape Town in June of 2011 with similar structures. Effective September 30, 2011, the Company acquired majority control of the South African operations and began consolidating its operations on October 1, 2011.

 

CHA (Hoot Campbelltown Pty. Ltd and Hoot Surfers Paradise Pty. Ltd.) – CHA entered into a partnership with the current local Hooters franchisee in Australia in which CHA will own 49% and its partner own 51%. The local partner will also manage the restaurants. The first location, Hoot Campbelltown Pty. Ltd. opened in Campbelltown, a suburb of Sydney, in January 2012. A second location, Hoot Surfers Paradise Pty. Ltd., is underway with plans to open in the second quarter of 2012.

 

INVESTMENTS ACCOUNTED FOR USING THE COST METHOD

 

Investments at cost consist of the following at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

Chanticleer Investors, LLC  $500,000   $500,000 
Edison Nation LLC (FKA Bouncing Brain Productions)   250,000    250,000 
Chanticleer Investors II   16,598    16,598 
   $766,598   $766,598 

 

Chanticleer Investors LLC - The Company sold 1/2 of its investment in Investors LLC in May 2009 for its cost of $575,000, which reduced its ownership from 23% to 11.5%. Accordingly, in May 2009, the Company discontinued accounting for this investment using the equity method and began to account for the investment using the cost method. In December 2010, the Company sold an additional $75,000 of its investment at cost.

 

On April 18, 2006, the Company formed Investors LLC and sold units for $5,000,000. Investors LLC’s principal asset was a convertible note in the amount of $5,000,000 with Hooters of America, Inc. (“HOA”), collateralized by and convertible into 2% of Hooters common stock. The original note included interest at 6% and was due May 24, 2009. The note was extended until November 24, 2010 and included an increase in the interest rate to 8%.

 

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On January 24, 2011, Investors LLC and its three partners combined to form HOA Holdings, LLC ("HOA LLC") and completed the acquisition of Hooters of America, Inc. ("HOA") and Texas Wings, Inc. ("TW"). Together HOA LLC has created an operating company with 161 company-owned locations across sixteen states, or nearly half of all domestic Hooters restaurants and over one-third of the locations worldwide.

 

Investors, LLC had a note receivable in the amount of $5,000,000 from HOA that was repaid at closing. Investors LLC then invested $3,550,000 in HOA LLC (approximately 3.1%) ($500,000 of which is the Company's share). One of the investors in Investors LLC that owned a $1,750,000 share is a direct investor in HOA LLC and will now carry its ownership in HOA LLC directly. The Company now owns approximately 14% of Investors LLC.

 

Based on the current status of this investment, the Company does not consider the investment to be impaired.

 

EE Investors, LLC - On January 26, 2006, we acquired an investment in EE Investors, LLC with cash in the amount of $250,000. We acquired 1,205 units (3.378%) in EE Investors, LLC, whose sole asset is 40% of Edison Nation, LLC (formerly Bouncing Brain Productions, LLC). Edison Nation was formed to provide equity capital for new inventions and help bring them to market. The initial business plan included developing the products and working with manufacturers and marketing organizations to sell the products. This has evolved into a less hands-on program which involves selling products with patents to other larger companies and retaining royalties. Edison Nation has now reached cash flow break-even, and in addition has been retained by a number of companies for which they do product searches to supplement its business. Edison Nation plans to repay the majority of its debt in 2012 and expects to subsequently begin making distributions to its owners. Based on the current status of this investment, the Company does not consider the investment to be impaired.

 

Chanticleer Investors II - The Company paid $16,598 in professional services to form this partnership. Chanticleer Advisors, LLC acts as the managing general partner and receives a management fee based on a percentage of profits.

 

5.PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property and equipment consists of the following at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

   2012   2011 
         
Office and computer equipment  $32,179   $32,179 
Furniture and fixtures   70,796    67,794 
Construction in progress   -    296,660 
Restaurant furnishings and equipment   2,879,724    2,246,089 
    2,982,699    2,642,722 
Accumulated depreciation   (236,088)   (133,899)
   $2,746,611   $2,508,823 

 

Restaurant furnishings and equipment consists of leasehold improvements, and bar, kitchen and restaurant equipment used in our four locations opened as of March 31, 2012. Construction in progress consisted of costs incurred as of December 31, 2011 for our Emperor’s Palace location in Johannesburg, South Africa, which opened in February 2012 and its assets are currently in the restaurant furnishings and equipment line above. Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 for the restaurant and management businesses was $99,999 and $2,190, respectively. Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2011 for the restaurant and management businesses was $0 and $2,549, respectively.

 

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6.INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET

 

Intangible assets, net consists of the following at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

   2012   2011 
         
South Africa  $548,050   $475,376 
Brazil   135,000    - 
Hungary   105,000    - 
    788,050    475,376 
Accumulated amortization   (11,635)   (5,212)
   $776,415   $470,164 

 

Intangible assets, net, consists of franchise fees for the Company’s Hooters restaurants. The Company is amortizing these costs from the opening of each restaurant for the 20 year term of the franchise agreement with HOA. Amortization expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 for the restaurant businesses was $6,423. There was no amortization expense in 2011.

 

7.LONG-TERM DEBT AND NOTES PAYABLE

 

Long-term debt and notes payable are summarized as follows.

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
         
$2,000,000 line of credit with a bank, interest at Wall Street Journal Prime +0.5% (minimum of 4.5%) payable monthly; due August 20, 2012; collateralized by a certificate of deposit owned by a shareholder; collateralized by substantially all of the Company's assets and guaranteed by Mr. Pruitt  $1,178,000   $1,165,000 
           
Note payable to a bank due in monthly installments of $1,739 including interest at Wall Street Journal Prime + 1% (minimum of 5.5%); remaining balance due August 10, 2013; collateralized by substantially all of the Company's assets and guaranteed by Mr. Pruitt   241,115    242,964 
           
18% convertible notes payable; interest payable quarterly; due on the six-month anniversary of the date issued which range from January 22-June 26, 2012; convertible under the same terms as the subsequent capital raised in connection with a public offering of the Company's securities (currently approximately 908,000 shares)   2,725,000    1,625,000 
    4,144,115    3,032,964 
Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt   3,910,616    2,796,855 
Long-term debt, less current portion  $233,499   $236,109 

 

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The Company pays the shareholder whose certificate of deposit is used as collateral on the $2,000,000 line of credit 1% of the outstanding balance on the line of credit monthly. In addition, the Company issued warrants to the shareholder, as described in Note 8.

 

8.Stockholders’ Equity

 

The Company has 200,000,000 shares of its $0.0001 par value common stock authorized, 3,012,121 shares issued and 2,498,891 shares outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

 

Effective March 23, 2011, the Company's common stock was forward split, 2 shares for each share issued, pursuant to approval of a majority of the Company's shareholders. All share references have been adjusted as if the split occurred prior to all periods presented.

 

2012 Transactions

 

None.

 

2011 Transactions

 

On March 30, 2011, the Company issued 412,286 shares of its common stock in exchange for convertible notes payable with a balance of $711,500 and accrued interest of $19,588.

 

On July 28, 2011, the Company issued 10,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for consulting services valued at $21,500.

 

On September 23, 2011, the Company issued 15,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for consulting services to be performed valued at $44,850.

 

On September 23, 2011, the Company issued 2,750 shares of its common stock in exchange for services performed and valued at $8,223.

 

On October 19, 2011, the Company issued 167 shares of its common stock in exchange for cash in the amount of $500.

 

Warrants

 

On January 6, 2011, the Company filed a Form S-1 Registration Statement under the Securities Act of 1933. The Registration Statement was declared effective on July 14, 2011 and registers one Class A Warrant and one Class B Warrant for each common share of the Company issued and outstanding. The warrants have a subscription price of $0.04 which entitles our shareholders to acquire one Class A Warrant which would entitle the holder to acquire one share of our common stock for $2.75 and one Class B Warrant which would entitle the holder to acquire one share of our common stock for $3.50. The warrants have a five year life. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company had issued 2,194,509 Class A and Class B warrants. Proceeds from the offering are included in additional paid in capital and are summarized as follows.

 

Proceeds from sales of Class A and Class B warrants  $87,780 
Legal and professional fees incurred for offering   (67,172)
   $20,608 

 

On August 10, 2011, the Company issued two warrants to the shareholder who collateralized the Company's $2,000,000 line of credit discussed in Note 7. The Class A Warrant is for 200,000 shares exercisable at $2.75 per share for 10 years and the Class B Warrant is for 250,000 shares exercisable at $3.50 per share for 10 years. The warrants were valued using Black-Scholes at $906,351. This amount will be amortized to interest expense over the ten year life of the warrants. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, additional paid-in capital includes $57,907 and $35,247, respectively, in amortization. Interest expense included $35,247 in 2011 and $22,660 for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

 

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On November 1, 2011, the Company entered into an investor relations consulting agreement. In addition to cash compensation, the consultant is entitled to receive warrants for certain performance goals. These warrants will be accounted for when the goals are accomplished.

 

On March 28, 2012, the Company issued 250,000 and 50,000 five year warrants at $3.25 and $4.00, respectively for consulting services related to the Company’s expansion into Europe. The warrants were valued using Black-Scholes at $518,599. This amount will be amortized to consulting fees (in G&A on consolidated statements of operations) over the five year life of the warrants. At March 31, 2012, additional paid-in capital and consulting expense include $835 in amortization for the three days in the quarter after the warrants were issued.

 

9.RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Due to related parties

 

The Company has received non-interest bearing loans and advances from related parties. The amounts owed by the Company as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 are as follows:

 

   2012   2011 
         
Hoot SA I, LLC  $15,409   $15,409 
Chanticleer Foundation, Inc.   10,750    10,750 
Chanticleer Investors, LLC   4,045    4,045 
   $30,204   $30,204 

 

Due from related parties

 

The Company has earned income from and made advances to related parties. The amounts owed to the Company as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 are as follows:

 

   2012   2011 
         
Chanticleer Investors II, LLC  $1,485   $1,485 
Chanticleer Dividend Fund, Inc.   74,281    74,281 
Hoot SA II and IV, LLC's   1,913    825 
   $77,679   $76,591 

 

Management income from affiliates

 

The Company had management income from its affiliates in the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, as follows:

 

   2012   2011 
         
Chanticleer Investors II, LLC   -    22,896 
North American Energy Resources, Inc.   -    1,750 
   $-   $24,646 

 

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Chanticleer Investors LLC

 

Investors LLC loaned the Company $4,045 at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

 

Chanticleer Investors II LLC

 

The Company manages Investors II and earned management income of $22,896 in 2011. There was no accrual for 2012.

 

Chanticleer Dividend Fund, Inc. ("CDF")

 

On November 10, 2010 the Company formed CDF under the general corporation laws of the State of Maryland. CDF filed a registration statement under Form N-2 to register as a non-diversified, closed-end investment company in January 2011. The Company, through Advisors, will have a role in management of CDF when its registration statement becomes effective.

 

Hoot SA, LLC; Hoot SA II, LLC; Hoot SA III, LLC; and Hoot SA IV, LLC

 

The Hoot partnerships were formed to help finance the first four Hooters restaurants in South Africa.

 

Efftec International, Inc. ("Efftec")

 

The Company's CEO became CEO and the sole director of Efftec during 2010 and the Company received 150,000 common shares and an option to acquire 150,000 shares for management services. The shares and option were initially valued at $22,500, based on the trading price of Efftec at the time.

 

North American Energy Resources, Inc. ("NAEY")

 

The Company's CEO became CEO and a director of NAEY during 2010 and the Company received 150,000 common shares for management services. The shares were valued at $10,500, based on the trading price of NAEY at the time. The Company's CEO resigned as CEO of NAEY in December 2010 and remains a director. During June 2011, the Company’s CEO contributed 1,790,440 shares of NAEY to the Company which was valued at $125,331 based on the trading price at the time. Mr. Pruitt did not receive additional compensation as a result of the transfer.

 

Chanticleer Foundation, Inc.

 

Chanticleer Foundation, Inc. is a Donor-Advised Fund whose governing body consists of Mr. Pruitt, a director of the Company and an employee of the Company. The Foundation loaned the Company $10,750 during 2011.

 

Avenel Financial Group, Inc.

 

Avenel Financial Group, Inc. is a company owned by Mr. Pruitt. Advances previously made to the Company were repaid during 2011.

 

10.SEGMENTS OF BUSINESS

 

The Company is organized into two segments.

 

Management and consulting services ("Management")

The Company provides management and consulting services for small companies which are generally seeking to become publicly traded. The Company also provides management and investment services for Investors LLC, Investors II and other unaffiliated companies.

 

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Operation of restaurants ("Restaurants")

At March 31, 2012, the Company has majority ownership of four restaurants and a management company in South Africa. Three of the restaurants and the management company were operating for the entire first quarter of 2012 and the fourth restaurant opened in February 2012. Majority ownership was acquired effective September 30, 2011 and these operations are consolidated with the Company’s other operations since that date. At March 31, 2012, the Company has 49% ownership of two restaurants in Australia, one of which opened in January 2012 and the second is under construction and expected to open in the second quarter of 2012. The operations in Australia will be accounted for using the equity method. The Company has also started activity in Hungary, Brazil and Europe, but operations have not yet begun.

 

Financial information regarding the Company's segments is as follows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011.

 

Three months ended March 31, 2012

 

   Management   Restaurants   Total 
             
Revenues  $25,000   $1,348,987   $1,373,987 
                
Interest expense  $72,586   $104,632   $177,218 
                
Depreciation and amortization  $2,190   $106,422   $108,612 
                
Profit (loss)  $(447,332)  $(138,576)  $(585,908)
Investments and other             - 
Non-controlling interest             17,795 
             $(568,113)
                
Assets  $1,481,715   $3,622,996   $5,104,711 
Investments             979,333 
             $6,084,044 
                
Liabilities  $4,581,574   $431,295   $5,012,869 
                
Expenditures for non-current assets  $-   $412,651   $412,651 

 

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Three months ended March 31, 2011

 

   Management   Restaurants   Total 
             
Revenues  $441,313   $-   $441,313 
                
Interest expense  $177,218   $-   $177,218 
                
Depreciation and amortization  $2,549   $-   $2,549 
                
Profit (loss)  $200,564   $5,103   $205,667 
Investments and other             19,630 
Non-controlling interest             410 
             $225,707 
                
Assets  $408,571   $87,764   $496,335 
Investments             1,105,098 
             $1,601,433 
                
Liabilities  $565,291   $-   $565,291 
                
Expenditures for non-current assets  $-   $-   $- 

 

11.COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Effective August 1, 2010, the Company extended its office lease agreement for its office for a term of one year with monthly lease payments of $2,100. Since August 1, 2011, the office lease continues at the same rate on a month-to-month basis.

 

The Company leases the land and buildings for its four restaurants in South Africa through its subsidiaries. The leases are for five year terms and include options to extend the terms. We lease our restaurant facilities under “triple net” leases that require us to pay minimum rent, real estate taxes, maintenance costs and insurance premiums and, in some instances, percentage rent based on sales in excess of specified amounts. Rent obligations for our four restaurants as of March 31are presented below:

 

2013  $556,967 
2014   611,381 
2015   671,264 
2016   737,168 
thereafter   809,699 
Totals  $3,386,479 

 

Rent expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and March 31, 2011 was $137,791 and $6,300, respectively. Rent expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 for the South African restaurants was $131,266, and is included in the “Restaurant operating expenses” of the Consolidated Statement of Operations. Rent expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 for the management segment was $6,525, and is included in the “General and administrative expense” of the Consolidated Statement of Operations. Rent expense for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was all for the management segment.

 

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12.DISCLOSURES ABOUT FAIR VALUE

 

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are summarized in the following tables according to FASB ASC 820 pricing levels.

 

   Fair Value Measurement Using 
        Quoted prices         
       in active   Significant     
       markets of   other   Significant 
       identical   observable   Unobservable 
   Recorded   assets   inputs   Inputs 
   value   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
                 
March 31, 2012                    
Assets:                    
Available-for-sale securities  $212,735   $211,235   $1,500   $- 
                     
December 31, 2011                    
Assets:                    
Available-for-sale securities  $318,353   $316,853   $1,500   $- 

 

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company's available-for-sale equity securities were valued using Level 1 and Level 2 inputs as summarized above. Level 1 inputs are based on unadjusted prices for identical assets in active markets that the Company can access. Level 2 inputs are based on quoted prices for similar assets other than quoted prices in Level 1, quoted prices in markets that are not yet active, or other inputs that are observable or can be derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets.

 

The Company does not have any investments that are measured on a recurring basis using Level 3 inputs.

 

Certain assets are not carried at fair value on a recurring basis, including investments accounted for under the equity and cost methods. Accordingly, such investments are only included in the fair value hierarchy disclosure when the investment is subject to re-measurement at fair value after initial recognition and the resulting re-measurement is reflected in the consolidated financial statements.

  

See Note 4 for further details of the Company's investments.

 

13.SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

EQUITY RAISE

 

The Company filed a Form S-1 Registration Statement under the Securities Act of 1933. The Registration Statement, when effective, would seek to raise $15 million with the issuance of 5 million units at $3.00 per unit, consisting of one share of Common Stock and one five year redeemable warrant exercisable at $3.25 per share.

 

On April 23, 2012, the Company filed a Form DEF 14 A Proxy Statement for a Special Meeting of the Company’s shareholders on May 11, 2012. At the Special Meeting, stockholders will be asked (i) to authorize the Company to possibly amend its certificate of incorporation (as amended, the “Company Certificate”) to effect a 1-for-2 reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”); (ii) to authorize the Company to possibly amend the Company Certificate to decrease the number of authorized shares of Company common stock (“Common Stock”) to 20,000,000 shares (the “Decrease in Authorized”); and (iii) to transact any other business that properly comes before the Special Meeting or any adjournments thereof.

 

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

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Certain statements contained in this report that are not historical fact are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words or phrases "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "believes," "estimates," "projects" or similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties beyond our reasonable control that could cause our actual business and results of operations to differ materially from those reflected in our forward-looking statements. The safe harbor provisions provided in the Securities Litigation Reform Act do not apply to forward-looking statements we make in this report. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Our forward-looking statements are based on trends which we anticipate in our industry and our good faith estimate of the effect on these trends of such factors as industry capacity, product demand and product pricing. The inclusion of projections and other forward-looking statements should not be regarded a representation by us or any other person that we will realize our projections or that any of the forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus will prove to be accurate.

 

Management’s Analysis of Business

 

We have changed our focus recently from managing investments to owning and operating Hooters franchises internationally.  Hooters restaurants are casual beach-themed establishments with sports on television, jukebox music, and the “nearly world famous” Hooters Girls.  The menu consists of spicy chicken wings, seafood, sandwiches and salads.  Each locations menu can vary with the tastes of the locality it is in.  Hooters began in 1983 with its first restaurant in Clearwater, Florida. From the original restaurant and licensee Mr. Robert Brooks, Hooters has become a global brand, with locations in 44 states domestically and over 450 Hooters restaurants worldwide. Besides restaurants, Hooters has also branched out to other areas, including licensing its name to a golf tour and the sale of packaged food in supermarkets.

 

We expect to either own 100% of the Hooters franchise or partner with a local franchisee in the countries we target.   We based this decision on what we believe to be the successful launch of our South African Hooters venture and believe we have aligned partners and operators in various international markets. We are focused on expanding our Hooters operations, and expect to use substantially all the net proceeds from the upcoming offering, in South Africa, Brazil, Hungary, Australia and Europe.

 

Accordingly, we operate in two business segments; Hooters franchise restaurants and our legacy investment management and consulting services businesses.

 

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RESTAURANT OPERATIONS

 

The following is a condensed statement of operations for our restaurant operations, which currently consists of four Hooters locations in South Africa.

 

   (1)   (2)   (3)   (4)     
   Durban   Johannesburg   CapeTown   Emperors
Palace
   Total
Restaurants
 
Revenues  $261,499   $492,669   $163,535   $431,284   $1,348,987 
Cost of Sales   97,828    176,019    65,028    157,674    496,549 
Gross Profit   163,671    316,650    98,507    273,610    852,438 
                          
Recurring expenses:                         
Operating expenses, including management fees eliminated in consolidation   149,166    263,230    119,103    151,708    683,207 
General and administrative expenses   -    -    -    -    - 
Other expenses (income)   -    -    -    -    - 
Interest expense   1,340    2,415    2,111    -    5,866 
Depreciation and amortization   16,712    45,293    17,229    26,606    105,840 
Income taxes   1,477    -    -    2,339    3,816 
    168,695    310,938    138,443    180,653    798,729 
Net income (loss) before non-recurring expenses   (5,024)   5,712    (39,936)   92,957    53,709 
Pre-opening costs   -    -    -    78,287    78,287 
Net income (loss)  $(5,024)  $5,712   $(39,936)  $14,670    (24,578)
                          
Loss from management company not absorbed above                       (4,694)
Total South Africa restaurants                      $(29,272)

 

(1) Durban location opened in December 2009.

(2) Johannesburg location opened in June 2010.

(3) CapeTown location opened in June 2011.

(4) Emperors Palace location opened mid-February 2012.

 

We expect net income for the four stores for the remainder of 2012 to be approximately $50,000-$100,000 per quarter. The Emperor’s Palace location was our first location opened since we took over operational control, and we expect this location to continue and at its current pace.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES AND GOING CONCERN

 

Historical information:

 

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company had current assets of $636,758 and $623,681; current liabilities of $4,779,370 and $3,627,306; and a working capital deficit of $4,142,612 and $3,003,625, respectively. The Company incurred a loss of $568,113 during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and had an unrealized loss from available-for-sale securities of $105,618 and foreign currency translation losses of $1,279, resulting in a comprehensive loss of $675,010.

 

The Company's corporate general and administrative expenses averaged approximately $295,000 per quarter during 2011 and increased to $481,000 in the current quarter as we expanded our footprint internationally.

 

Effective October 1, 2011, the Company acquired majority control of the restaurants in South Africa and began consolidating these operations. The Company also will share 49% of the profits in our Hooters location opened in January 2012 in Campbelltown, Australia, a suburb of Sydney.

 

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In addition, the Company has a note with a balance at March 31, 2012 of $241,115 owed to its bank which is due in August 2013 and a line of credit with its bank with a balance at March 31, 2012 of $1,178,000 (total available $2,000,000) due on August 20, 2012. We also have convertible notes payable with certain investors with a balance at March 31, 2012 of $2,725,000 with maturity dates from January 22 through June 26, 2012. None of the noteholders whose notes have matured have taken any action to seek to enforce their notes. As of May 1, 2012, there are $975,000 of notes that have matured. The notes bear interest at an 18% annualized rate. In addition, the Company has a note with a balance at March 31, 2012 of $241,115 owed to its bank which is. The Company plans to continue to use limited partnerships, if the Company’s contemplated raise is not completed, to fund its share of costs for additional Hooters restaurants.

The Company expects to meet its obligations in 2012 with some or all of the following:

·Proceeds from the sale of units (consisting of common stock and warrants). The Company filed an S-1 registration statement (which has yet to go effective) to raise up to $15,000,000;
·The Company received $100,000 in January 2012 as an annual fee for its CEO sitting on the Board of Hooters of America and expect to continue to receive this fee for the next three years based on the current agreement;
·Borrow additional funds onits existing line of credit;
·Convert its convertible notes payable into common stock.

 

If any or all of the above events do not occur or if the Company does not raise sufficient capital, substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern exists. These consolidated financial statements do not reflect any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties.

 

Evaluation of the amounts and certainty of cash flows:

 

The Company plans to use the funding from the S-1 Registration to complete its expansion plans in South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Hungary and Europe. The Company has used short-term financing to meet the preliminary requirements of its planned expansion, principally in South Africa and Australia. If the Company is unable to obtain the funding from the S-1 Registration, the Company would be required to limit its expansion plans. We would use limited partner funding and other sources of capital to the extent necessary to attempt to fund as much of the planned expansion as possible. There can be no assurance that any of this funding will be available when needed.

 

Cash requirements and capital expenditures:

 

In 2012, we expect to open one restaurant in each of the following countries – Australia (in addition to the one already opened in February 2012), Brazil, Hungary and South Africa. The Company expects the total cash requirements for these restaurants to be approximately $3.3 million, of which approximately $450,000 has been paid as of March 31, 2012.

 

In addition, we expect general and administrative expenses to be approximately $1.8-$2.0 million for 2012.

 

Discussion and analysis of known trends and uncertainties:

 

The World economy has been in a state of flux for some time with the debt problems of a number of countries in Europe, the recent recession in the United States, the significant increase to debt in the United States compounded by continuing to give away more than can reasonably be collected, the slowing economy in China and other factors. It is impossible to forecast what this will mean to our expansion plans in South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Poland and Hungary. We feel that we minimize our risks through investment in different geographical areas.

 

Expected changes in the mix and relative cost of capital resources:

 

Since the middle of 2010, the Company has utilized high cost capital to finance its international growth. The Company hopes to eliminate the majority of this debt with new equity and further, to use this equity to complete its expansion plans over the next two years.

 

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Other prospective sources for and uses of cash:

 

If the Company is unable to obtain the funding from its Offering, it will seek other sources of interim funding to maintain its current operations and complete the restaurants already underway.

 

If the above events do not occur or the Company is unable to develop its business model, substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern exists.

 

As discussed elsewhere in this Form 10-Q, effective October 1, 2011, the Company acquired majority control of the restaurants in South Africa and began consolidating these operations. Previously all restaurant operations were accounted for using the equity method.

 

Comparison of three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

 

Revenue

 

Revenue amounted to $1,373,987 in the three months ended March 31, 2012 and $441,313 in the year earlier period.

 

Restaurant sales, net amounted to $1,348,987 for our four locations in South Africa, one of which opened to the public on February 17, 2012.

 

Revenues for the management business for the three months ended March 31, 2012 amounted to $25,000 and $441,313 in the year earlier period. Cash revenues were $25,000 and $416,667 in the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The cash revenues for the management business in 2011 was from a fee of $400,000 received in January 2011 for our services in facilitating the acquisition of HOA and TW plus the accrual of $16,667 for the annual $100,000 fee received in January 2012. In the three months ended March 31, 2012 the cash revenue of $25,000 represents three months of the Company’s annual payment from HOA of $100,000, which is due in January each year while Mr. Pruitt serves on its board.  The Company also recorded an accrual of $22,896 for management fees from Investors II in 2011. Non-cash revenues in the three months ended March 31, 2011 of $1,750 was recognized from the receipt of securities for our services.

 

The fair value of the equity instruments for management fees received was determined based upon the stock prices as of the date we reached an agreement with the third party. The terms of the securities are not subject to adjustment after the measurement date. See Note 4 of the consolidated financial statements for details.

 

Restaurant cost of sales

 

Restaurant cost of sales amounted to $496,549, or 36.8% of restaurant net sales. We expect the percentage to remain approximately the same in 2012 as we expand our business in South Africa and other countries.

 

Restaurant operating expenses

 

Restaurant operating expenses amounted to $615,769, or 45.6% of restaurant net sales. We expect the percentage of operating expenses to restaurant net sales to decline as we open more Hooters locations, however we have a limited history to be able to forecast a range.

 

Restaurant pre-opening expenses

 

Restaurant pre-opening expenses amounted to $66,120 incurred for the opening of our location at the Emperor’s Palace Casino in Johannesburg, South Africa in February 2012.

 

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General and Administrative Expense (“G&A”)

 

G&A amounted to $481,273 in the three months ended March 31, 2012 and $224,458 in the year earlier period. The more significant components of G&A are summarized as follows:

 

   2012   2011 
         
Professional fees  $59,910   $18,344 
Payroll and benefits   171,017    118,749 
Consulting and investor relation fees   118,597    16,644 
Travel and entertainment   42,966    13,186 
Accounting and auditing   42,700    21,500 
Other G&A   46,083    36,035 
   $481,273   $224,458 

 

G&A costs are expected to range from $400-$500,000 per quarter for the remainder of 2012, with the costs associated with the activities of the restaurant business continuing to grow. Revenue from the restaurants is expected to exceed this increase in expense.

 

Payroll and benefits increased $52,268 in 2012 from 2011 primarily from the addition of restaurant management personnel beginning in the fourth quarter of 2011.

 

Consulting and investor relations fees increased $101,953 from 2012 to 2011 as the Company engaged experienced personnel to startup our European subsidiary and Brazil operations and to increase the Company’s recognition in the investment arena. Non-cash amortization of warrant expense for services were $23,495 and $0 in 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

Travel and entertainment increased $29,780 as Company personnel, primarily the CEO, traveled to increase our company awareness and lockdown financing and partners for the restaurant locales.

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 amounted to $102,189 and $2,549, respectively. The restaurant segment for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 amounted to $99,417 and $0, respectively, and the management business amounted to $2,772 and $2,549, respectively.

 

Amortization expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 for the restaurant businesses related to franchise fees was $6,423. There was no amortization expense in 2011.

 

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OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)

 

Other income (expense) consisted of the following at March 31, 2012 and 2011:

 

   2012   2011 
Other income (expense):          
Equity in earnings (losses) of investments  $(10,538)  $5,103 
Realized gains from sale of investments   -    19,630 
Interest expense   (177,218)   (18,759)
Interest income   -    4,541 
Miscellaneous income   -    476 
   $(187,756)  $10,991 

 

Equity in Earnings of Investments

 

Equity in earnings of investments includes our share of earnings from investments in which we own at least 20% and are being accounted for using the equity method. This included losses from the Hoot Campbelltown partnership in 2012 of $10,538, and income from the Hoot SA partnerships in 2011 of $5,103.

 

Realized Gains from Sale of Investments

 

Realized gains are recorded when investments are sold and include transactions in 2011 from a gain on sales of DineOut.

 

Interest Expense

 

Interest expense increased by $158,459 in 2012 from 2011 primarily due to the addition in 2011 of a line of credit with a balance as of March 31, 2012 of $1,178,000 and convertible notes payable in the amount of $1,725,000, offset by the conversion of $686,500 of convertible notes payable from 2010.

 

Interest Income

 

Interest income in 2012 decreased $4,541 as 2011 includes earnings from Investors for one month, compared to 2012 which had none.

 

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

 

The Company recorded income tax expense of $3,816 based on the net profit of two of our South African locations at a 28% corporate income tax rate.

 

Item 3:QUANTITATIVE and QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4:Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures

 

Under the PCAOB standards, a control deficiency exists when the design or operation of a control does not allow management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis. A significant deficiency is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting that is less severe than a material weakness, yet important enough to merit the attention by those responsible for oversight of the company's financial reporting. A material weakness is a deficiency, or combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the company's annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

 

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Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined under Rule 13a-15(e) and Rule 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), as of March 31, 2012. Our management has determined that, as of March 31, 2012, the Company's disclosure controls and procedures are effective.

 

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Changes in internal control over financial reporting

 

There have been no significant changes in internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect these controls during the quarter ended March 31, 2012, including any corrective actions with regard to significant deficiencies and material weaknesses.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1:LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 1A:RISK FACTORS

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 2:UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

None.

 

ITEM 3:DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4:SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5:OTHER INFORMATION

 

Although the Company does not currently employ a Chief Financial Officer, Michael D. Pruitt, President and Chief Executive Officer, is also the principal accounting officer.

 

ITEM 6:EXHIBITS

 

The following exhibits are filed with this report on Form 10-Q.

 

  Exhibit 31.1 Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
    Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
  Exhibit 32.1 Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
    Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

    CHANTICLEER HOLDINGS, INC.  
       
Date:     May 11, 2012 By: /s/ Michael D. Pruitt  
    Michael D. Pruitt,  
    Chief Executive Officer and  
    Chief Financial Officer  

 

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