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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 10, 2023



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   001-38226   82-1659427

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500

New York, NY 10151

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(646) 768-4240

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2, below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock   AGAE   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.







Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition


On August 10, 2023, Allied Gaming & Entertainment Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2023. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.


The information in this Item 2.02, including the information contained in the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1, is deemed to be “furnished” and not “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), is not otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing. 


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Press release dated August 10, 2023
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)







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


Dated: August 10, 2023


  By:  /s/ Roy Anderson
    Roy Anderson, Chief Financial Officer








Exhibit 99.1



Allied Gaming & Entertainment Announces Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results


New York, NY (August 10, 2023) – Allied Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGAE) (the “Company” or “AGAE”), a global experiential entertainment company, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.


“We are thrilled to announce our second quarter revenues of $3.3 million, which are up 182% year-over-year, and driven by the continued success of our original content sponsorship and our new arena and mobile truck sponsorship. Importantly, we continue to see growing demand for our products and services as we further streamline our expense base,” said Yinghua Chen, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. “Moreover, as part of our strategic vision to be a leading and trusted entity in the gaming and entertainment industries, AGAE now consists of three fully owned subsidiaries: Allied Esports International, Allied Experiential Entertainment, and Allied Mobile Entertainment. This restructuring aims to optimize our resources and provide investors with greater clarity on our business outlook and direction."


Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results


Revenues: Total revenues of $3.3 million increased 182% compared to $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2022. The year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to the release of the second season of the Company’s original content series, ELEVATED, along with the execution of a more lucrative long-term arena sponsorship agreement.


Costs and expenses: Total costs and expenses were $4.7 million, a decrease of 2.4% compared to the second quarter of 2022. The improvement was inclusive of additional expenses incurred during the quarter related to Season Two of ELEVATED which were not incurred in the second quarter of 2022. The additional expenses were more than offset by decreases in other expense categories, including live event production costs, which declined by 31.1%, general and administrative expenses, consisting principally of cash and stock-based compensation, which declined by 19.6%, and depreciation and amortization expense, which declined by 73.7%.


Net loss for the second quarter of 2023 was $0.7 million compared to a net loss of $3.7 million in the prior year period. Net loss in the second quarter of 2023 includes approximately $715,000 of interest income earned on short-term investments.


Furthermore, adjusted EBITDA loss was $1.1 million for the second quarter of 2023, a significant improvement from a loss of $2.7 million in the second quarter of 2022. The improvement consists principally of the gross margin recognized on content and events production and an increase in arena sponsorship revenue coupled with reductions in the Company’s general and administrative expenses. A reconciliation of the GAAP-basis net loss to adjusted EBITDA is provided in the table at the end of this press release.





Balance Sheet


As of June 30, 2023, the Company had a cash and short-term investments position of $82.2 million, including $5.0 million of restricted cash. This compared to $86.8 million in cash and short-term investments at December 31, 2022, which also included $5.0 million of restricted cash. At June 30, 2023, the Company had a working capital position of $74.7 million compared to $79.1 million at December 31, 2022. AGAE’s working capital positions on June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 were reduced by operating lease liabilities of $1.3 million and $1.2 million, respectively, recorded in connection with the Company’s implementation of the new leasing standard (ASC 842) on December 31, 2022. As of June 30, 2023, the Company had approximately 37.4 million shares of outstanding common stock.


During the second quarter, the Company bought back a total of 372,436 shares of its common stock at an average selling price of $1.08 for a total cost of $404,010, excluding broker fees. Moving forward, the manner, timing and amount of any purchases will continue to be based on an evaluation of market conditions, stock price and other factors.


Operational Update


Allied Esports experienced strong demand and produced 99 events in the second quarter of 2023, with 41 proprietary events and 58 third-party events. Third-party events were highlighted by EStars presents Elder Scrolls Online, Ross Video Customer Appreciation, WPT Event, Final Two Episodes of ELEVATED, Licensing Awards Reception, Golden Knights Watch Party and TL LOL Champions of the Rift Community Event.


During the quarter, Season 2 of ELEVATED, Presented by Progressive Insurance, was released. Each episode was hosted by a different One True King member, who have a collective reach of over 35 million followers across their channels. Since the debut, the season has generated a total viewership of 12.7 million, with 89.5 million live minutes watched and 11.9 million total unique viewers.


Also during the quarter, the Company announced the extension of its exclusive naming rights agreement with HyperX/HP, which ensures that AGAE’s flagship arena will remain known as HyperX Arena Las Vegas. Moving forward, HyperX/HP gaming related products will also be available for sale inside the arena.


Second Quarter 2023 Conference Call


The Company will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its second quarter 2023 financial results. Participants may join the conference call by dialing 1-877-407-0792 (United States) or 1-201-689-8263 (international).


A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on Allied Gaming & Entertainment’s Investor Relations site at ir.alliedgaming.gg. Additionally, financial information presented on the call will be available on Allied Gaming & Entertainment’s Investor Relations site. For those unable to participate in the conference call, a telephonic replay of the call will also be available shortly after the completion of the call, until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, August 24, 2023, by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (United States) or 1-412-317-6671 (International) and using the replay passcode: 13739538.





About Allied Gaming & Entertainment


Allied Gaming & Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: AGAE) is a global experiential entertainment company focused on providing a growing world of gamers with unique experiences through renowned assets, products and services. For more information, visit alliedgaming.gg.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures


As a supplement to our financial measures presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), the Company presents certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or as more important than, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the items associated with the company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures are not an alternative to the Company’s GAAP financial results and may not be calculated in the same manner as similar measures presented by other companies.


The Company provides net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the Company provides EBITDA (defined as GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations before interest (income) expense, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization). The Company defines “Adjusted EBITDA” as EBITDA excluding certain non-cash charges, such as stock-based compensation, inducement expense, extinguishment losses and impairment losses.


In the future, the Company may also consider whether other items should also be excluded in calculating the non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company. Management believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with additional useful information to measure the Company’s financial and operating performance. In particular, these measures facilitate comparison of our operating performance between periods and help investors to better understand the operating results of the Company by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of the Company’s core business, operating results, or future outlook. Additionally, we consider quantitative and qualitative factors in assessing whether to adjust for the impact of items that may be significant or that could affect an understanding of our ongoing financial and business performance or trends. Internally, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures, along with others, in assessing the Company’s operating results, measuring compliance with any applicable requirements of the Company’s debt financing agreements in place at such time, as well as in planning and forecasting.


The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, and our non-GAAP definitions of the “EBITDA” and “Adjusted EBITDA” do not have a standardized meaning. Therefore, other companies may use the same or similarly named measures, but include or exclude different items, which may not provide investors a comparable view of the Company’s performance in relation to other companies.





Management compensates for the limitations resulting from the exclusion of these items by considering the impact of the items separately and by considering the Company’s GAAP, as well as non-GAAP, financial results and outlook, and by presenting the most comparable GAAP measures directly ahead of non-GAAP measures, and by providing a reconciliation that indicates and describes the adjustments made.


Forward Looking Statements


This communication contains certain forward-looking statements under federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements may include our statements regarding our goals, beliefs, strategies, objectives, plans, including product and service developments, future financial conditions, results or projections or current expectations. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “intend” or “continue,” the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside our control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in these forward-looking statements. The inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any person, that the objectives of the Company will be achieved. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include: risks associated with the future direction or governance of the Company; our ability to execute on our business plan; the substantial uncertainties inherent in the acceptance of existing and future products and services; the ability to retain key personnel; potential litigation; general economic and market conditions impacting demand for our services; a change in our plans to retain or invest the net cash proceeds from the WPT sale transaction; our inability to enter into one or more future acquisition or strategic transactions using the net proceeds from the WPT sale transaction; and our ability, or a decision not to pursue strategic options for the esports business. You should consider the areas of risk described in connection with any forward-looking statements that may be made herein. The business and operations of AGAE are subject to substantial risks, which increase the uncertainty inherent in the forward-looking statements contained in this communication. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to release publicly the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Further information on potential factors that could affect our business and results is described under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the SEC on March 24, 2023, as well as subsequent reports we file with the SEC. Readers are also urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures we made in such Annual Report on Form 10-K and in subsequent reports with the SEC.


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Investor Contact:

Tyler Drew

Addo Investor Relations






Allied Gaming & Entertainment Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


   June 30,   December 31, 
   2023   2022 
Current Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents  $21,192,610   $11,167,442 
Short-term investments   54,500,000    70,000,000 
Interest receivable   1,494,049    677,397 
Accounts receivable   1,013,805    72,739 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   231,637    459,274 
Total Current Assets   78,432,101    82,376,852 
Restricted cash   5,000,000    5,000,000 
Property and equipment, net   3,202,048    4,005,622 
Digital assets   49,300    49,761 
Intangible assets, net   685,739    72,786 
Deposits   379,105    379,105 
Operating lease right-of-use asset   5,376,317    5,845,549 
Total Assets  $93,124,610   $97,729,675 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity          
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable  $576,545   $317,561 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   1,731,728    1,645,379 
Deferred revenue   119,752    108,428 
Operating lease liability, current portion   1,320,272    1,227,164 
Total Current Liabilities   3,748,297    3,298,532 
Operating lease liability, non-current portion   5,857,779    6,527,075 
Total Liabilities   9,606,076    9,825,607 
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 4)          
Stockholders' Equity          
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding   -    - 
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 39,085,470 shares issued at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, and 37,398,120 and 38,503,724 shares outstanding at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   3,909    3,909 
Additional paid in capital   198,598,596    198,526,614 
Accumulated deficit   (112,820,573)   (110,235,568)
Accumulated other comprehensive income   221,555    219,675 
Treasury stock, at cost, 2,059,786 and 581,746 shares at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   (2,484,953)   (610,562)
Total Stockholders' Equity   83,518,534    87,904,068 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $93,124,610   $97,729,675 


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.





Allied Gaming & Entertainment Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss



   For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended 
   June 30,   June 30, 
  2023   2022   2023   2022 
In-person  $1,267,773   $1,129,371   $2,461,103   $2,182,437 
Multiplatform content   2,000,322    28,463    2,000,424    1,387,451 
Total Revenues   3,268,095    1,157,834    4,461,527   3,569,888 
Costs and Expenses:                    
In-person (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)   643,831    933,314    1,316,053    1,672,288 
Multiplatform content (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)   1,517,311    43,364    1,517,707    989,876 
Selling and marketing expenses   66,941    62,131    121,539    131,169 
General and administrative expenses   2,223,025    2,766,422    4,766,372    6,364,292 
Depreciation and amortization   212,218    808,233    790,778    1,616,845 
Impairment of digital assets   -    164,411    -    164,411 
Total Costs and Expenses   4,663,326    4,777,875    8,512,449    10,938,881 
Loss From Operations   (1,395,231)   (3,620,041)   (4,050,922)   (7,368,993)
Other Income (Expense):                    
Other income (expense), net   (11,113)   (73,225)   16,342    (79,932)
Interest income, net   715,126    4,315    1,449,575    8,777 
Total Other Income (Expense)   704,013    (68,910)   1,465,917    (71,155)
Net loss   (691,218)   (3,688,951)   (2,585,005)   (7,440,148)
Other comprehensive income:                    
Foreign currency translation adjustments   -    (71,595)   1,880    (58,631)
Total Comprehensive Loss  $(691,218)  $(3,760,546)  $(2,583,125)  $(7,498,779)
Basic and Diluted Net Loss (Income) per Common Share                    
Continuing operations  $(0.02)  $(0.09)  $(0.07)  $(0.19)
Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding:                    
Basic and Diluted   37,199,100    39,116,907    37,559,922    39,090,830 


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.





Non-GAAP Financial Measures


EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered as a substitute for net income (loss), operating income (loss) or any other performance measure derived in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) or as an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities as a measure of AGAE’s profitability or liquidity. AGAE’s management believes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful because they allow external users of its financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies, to more effectively evaluate its operating performance, compare the results of its operations from period to period and against AGAE’s peers without regard to AGAE’s financing methods, hedging positions or capital structure and because it highlights trends in AGAE’s business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on GAAP measures. AGAE presents EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because it believes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are important supplemental measures of its performance that are frequently used by others in evaluating companies in its industry. Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income (loss) and may vary among companies, the EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA AGAE presents may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. AGAE defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization of intangibles. AGAE defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA excluding stock-based compensation and impairment expense.


The following table presents a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA from net loss, AGAE’s most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.


   Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
Net loss  $(691,218)  $(3,688,951)  $(2,585,005)  $(7,440,148)
Interest income, net   (715,126)   (4,315)   (1,449,575)   (8,777)
Depreciation and amortization   212,218    808,233    790,778    1,616,845 
EBITDA   (1,194,126)   (2,885,033)   (3,243,802)   (5,832,080)
Stock compensation   66,856    153,093    71,982    554,389 
Impairment expense   -    164,411    -    164,411 
Adjusted EBITDA  $(1,127,270)  $(2,731,940)  $(3,171,820)  $(5,277,691)






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