LIONSGATE REPORTS RESULTS FOR FISCAL 2016 Revenue is $2.35 Billion; Net Income Attributable to Lionsgate Shareholders is $50.2 Million or EPS of $0.34; Adjusted EBITDA is $162.3 Million

Record Television Results Drive 89% Growth in TV Segment Gross Contribution

Company Pays Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.09 per Common Share

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today reported revenue of $2.35 billion, adjusted EBITDA of $162.3 million, adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $127.4 million or adjusted EPS of $0.86, and net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $50.2 million or EPS of $0.34 for fiscal 2016.

"Our television business had a record year with all categories contributing great results, and we expect its strong growth to continue this year," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  "Although last year's film slate didn't match the performance of previous years, this year's slate is bigger, more balanced and is expected to generate greater profitability.  We also expect to continue creating long-term value by deepening our portfolio of brands and franchises and solidifying our status as a preferred partner to owners of intellectual property, 3rd-party distributors and digital platforms worldwide."

Full year review:  Revenue of $2.35 billion for the year compared to revenue of $2.40 billion in the prior year. Net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders for the year was $50.2 million or EPS of $0.34 on 148.5 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding compared to net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $181.8 million or EPS of $1.31 on 139.0 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA of $162.3 million compared to adjusted EBITDA of $384.9 million in the prior year.  Adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $127.4 million or adjusted EPS of $0.86 for the year compared to adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $257.5 million or adjusted EPS of $1.85 in the prior year.  Declines in full year adjusted EBITDA and EPS from the prior year were attributable to lower film performance that offset gains in television revenue and margins. 

Fourth quarter review: Revenue in the quarter reached $791.2 million compared to $646.1 million last year. Net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders for the quarter was $10.9 million or EPS of $0.07 on 148.5 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding compared to net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $19.6 million or EPS of $0.14 on 140.4 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA declined to $45.8 million from $90.4 million last year. Adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $39.5 million or adjusted EPS of $0.27 for the quarter compared to adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $57.8 million or adjusted EPS of $0.41 in the prior year.  Revenue in the quarter increased 22% from the prior year quarter due to record television revenue and increased theatrical box office from five wide releases compared to three wide releases in the prior year quarter.  Adjusted EBITDA and EPS declined in the quarter due to softer performance of the film slate.  

For the full year overall Motion Picture segment revenue was $1.68 billion compared to $1.82 billion in the prior year. Theatrical revenue declined to $314.1 million from $354.0 million.  Lionsgate's home entertainment revenue from motion picture and television production for the year was $640.1 million compared to $707.5 million in the prior year, reflecting the composition and performance of the slates of wide release theatrical titles.  International Motion Picture segment revenue of $548.2 million for the year increased from $495.0 million in the prior year driven by increased number of titles distributed. 

Record Television production segment revenue of $669.9 million increased from $579.5 million in the prior year quarter.  Gross Segment contribution margins in the Company's television business continued their growth trajectory in the year improving to 15.5% from 9.5%. Domestic television revenues were comparable to the prior year while International revenues increased to $190.2 million from $112.4 million. Key drivers to overall revenue included a new global deal for Orange is the New Black and the Pilgrim Studios acquisition from November 2015.

Lionsgate's filmed entertainment backlog, or already contracted future revenue not yet recorded, achieved record levels of approximately $1.5 billion at March 31, 2016, increasing from $1.3 billion at December 31, 2015.

During the quarter, the Company declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per common share payable on May 27, 2016 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2016.

Lionsgate senior management will hold its analyst and investor conference call to discuss its fiscal 2016 financial results at 9:00 A.M. ET/6:00 A.M. PT tomorrow, Thursday, May 26.  Interested parties may participate live in the conference call by calling 1-800-230-1951 (651-291-5254 outside the U.S. and Canada).  A full digital replay will be available from Thursday morning, May 26, through Thursday, June 2, by dialing 1-800-475-6701 (320-365-3844 outside the U.S. and Canada) and using access code 392523.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment.  The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses.  These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

The Company's feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me, Divergent and John Wick series, SicarioThe Age of Adaline, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films' Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates.  Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

For further information, Investors should contact: James Marsh 310-255-3651 jmarsh@lionsgate.com

For Media inquiries, please contact: Peter Wilkes 310-255-3726 pwilkes@lionsgate.com

The matters discussed in this press release include forward-looking statements, including those regarding the performance of future fiscal years.  Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results in the future could differ materially and adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the substantial investment of capital required to produce and market films and television series, increased costs for producing and marketing feature films and television series, budget overruns, limitations imposed by our credit facility and notes, unpredictability of the commercial success of our motion pictures and television programming, the cost of defending our intellectual property, difficulties in integrating acquired businesses, risks related to our acquisition strategy and integration of acquired businesses, the effects of disposition of businesses or assets, technological changes and other trends affecting the entertainment industry, and the risk factors as set forth in Lionsgate's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on May 25, 2016, which risk factors are incorporated herein by reference.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect any future events or circumstances.

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

March 31,  2016

March 31,  2015

(Amounts in thousands,

except share amounts)

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

57,742

$

102,697

Restricted cash

2,906

2,508

Accounts receivable, net of reserves for returns and allowances of $51,809 (March 31, 2015 - $64,362) and provision for doubtful accounts of $6,014 (March 31, 2015 - $4,120)

1,049,289

891,880

Investment in films and television programs, net

1,478,296

1,381,829

Property and equipment, net

43,384

26,651

Investments

464,346

438,298

Goodwill

534,780

323,328

Other assets

90,344

74,784

Deferred tax assets

134,421

50,114

Total assets

$

3,855,508

$

3,292,089

LIABILITIES

Senior revolving credit facility

$

161,000

$

5.25% Senior Notes

225,000

225,000

Term Loan

400,000

375,000

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

377,698

332,473

Participations and residuals

607,358

471,661

Film obligations and production loans

715,360

656,755

Convertible senior subordinated notes

100,050

114,126

Deferred revenue

328,244

274,787

Total liabilities

2,914,710

2,449,802

Commitments and contingencies

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

90,525

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Common shares, no par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 146,785,940 shares issued (March 31, 2015 - 145,532,978 shares)

885,800

830,786

Retained earnings

7,584

13,720

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(43,111)

(2,219)

Total shareholders' equity

850,273

842,287

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

3,855,508

$

3,292,089

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

ANNUAL CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 

Year Ended March 31,

2016

2015

2014

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues

$

2,347,419

$

2,399,640

$

2,630,254

Expenses:

Direct operating

1,415,344

1,315,775

1,369,381

Distribution and marketing

661,789

591,491

739,461

General and administration

282,232

263,507

254,925

Depreciation and amortization

13,084

6,586

6,539

Total expenses

2,372,449

2,177,359

2,370,306

Operating income (loss)

(25,030)

222,281

259,948

Other expenses (income):

Interest expense

Cash interest

45,695

39,657

48,960

Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

9,184

12,819

17,210

Total interest expense

54,879

52,476

66,170

Interest and other income

(1,851)

(2,790)

(6,030)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

11,664

39,572

Total other expenses, net

53,028

61,350

99,712

Income (loss) before equity interests and income taxes

(78,058)

160,931

160,236

Equity interests income

44,231

52,477

24,724

Income (loss) before income taxes

(33,827)

213,408

184,960

Income tax provision (benefit)

(76,527)

31,627

32,923

Net income

42,700

181,781

152,037

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

7,509

Net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders

$

50,209

$

181,781

$

152,037

Per share information attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders:

Basic net income per common share

$

0.34

$

1.31

$

1.11

Diluted net income per common share

$

0.33

$

1.23

$

1.04

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

148,480

139,048

137,468

Diluted

154,088

151,778

154,415

Dividends declared per common share

$

0.34

$

0.26

$

0.10

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

FOURTH QUARTER CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2016

2015

(Amounts in thousands,

except per share amounts)

Revenues

$

791,197

$

646,082

Expenses:

Direct operating

488,156

369,935

Distribution and marketing

233,604

169,854

General and administration

83,860

76,532

Depreciation and amortization

5,764

1,901

Total expenses

811,384

618,222

Operating income (loss)

(20,187)

27,860

Other expenses (income):

Interest expense

Cash interest

13,134

10,111

Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

2,321

2,771

Total interest expense

15,455

12,882

Interest and other income

(175)

(602)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

10,388

Total other expenses, net

15,280

22,668

Income (loss) before equity interests and income taxes

(35,467)

5,192

Equity interests income

14,868

15,124

Income (loss) before income taxes

(20,599)

20,316

Income tax provision (benefit)

(32,086)

762

Net income

11,487

19,554

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(610)

Net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders

$

10,877

$

19,554

Per share information attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders:

Basic net income per common share

$

0.07

$

0.14

Diluted net income per common share

$

0.07

$

0.14

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

148,469

140,364

Diluted

153,110

145,649

Dividends declared per common share

$

0.09

$

0.07

 

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

ANNUAL CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

Year Ended March 31,

2016

2015

2014

Operating Activities:

(Amounts in thousands)

Net income

$

42,700

$

181,781

$

152,037

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

13,084

6,586

6,539

Amortization of films and television programs

1,029,077

899,951

921,289

Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

9,184

12,819

17,210

Non-cash share-based compensation

77,906

79,938

60,492

Other non-cash items

2,031

Distribution from equity method investee

7,788

16,079

Loss on extinguishment of debt

11,664

39,572

Equity interests income

(44,231)

(52,477)

(24,724)

Deferred income taxes (benefit)

(85,069)

13,934

15,913

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Restricted cash

(398)

6,417

1,775

Accounts receivable, net

(144,910)

(13,968)

(93,503)

Investment in films and television programs

(1,066,403)

(1,012,294)

(948,082)

Other assets

(13,413)

(5,331)

(3,768)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

28,916

(5,086)

17,628

Participations and residuals

134,884

2,704

59,207

Film obligations

(30,711)

(24,977)

(19,187)

Deferred revenue

28,347

(12,940)

34,035

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

(19,006)

96,509

252,512

Investing Activities:

Proceeds from the sale of equity method investees

14,575

9,000

Investment in equity method investees

(15,989)

(22,730)

(17,250)

Distributions from equity method investee in excess of earnings

4,169

Purchase of Pilgrim Studios, net of cash acquired of $15,816

(126,892)

Purchases of other investments

(750)

(30,000)

Repayment of loans receivable

4,275

Purchases of property and equipment

(18,433)

(17,013)

(8,799)

Net Cash Flows Used In Investing Activities

(162,064)

(55,168)

(8,605)

Financing Activities:

Senior revolving credit facility - borrowings

605,500

778,500

872,220

Senior revolving credit facility - repayments

(444,500)

(876,119)

(1,113,075)

Term Loans and 5.25% Senior Notes - borrowings, net of deferred financing costs of $964, $4,315 and $6,860 for the years ended March 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively

24,036

370,685

440,640

Term Loans - repayments

(229,500)

10.25% Senior Notes - repurchases and redemptions

(470,584)

Convertible senior subordinated notes - borrowings

60,000

Convertible senior subordinated notes - repurchases

(5)

(16)

Production loans - borrowings

572,572

631,709

532,416

Production loans - repayments

(483,145)

(449,648)

(517,874)

Pennsylvania Regional Center credit facility - repayments

(65,000)

Repurchase of common shares

(73,180)

(144,840)

Dividends paid

(47,447)

(33,353)

(6,900)

Exercise of stock options

6,097

6,839

11,972

Tax withholding required on equity awards

(24,205)

(20,062)

(23,077)

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Financing Activities

135,723

34,195

(279,262)

Net Change In Cash And Cash Equivalents

(45,347)

75,536

(35,355)

Foreign Exchange Effects on Cash

392

1,469

(1,316)

Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning Of Period

102,697

25,692

62,363

Cash and Cash Equivalents - End Of Period

$

57,742

$

102,697

$

25,692

 

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

FOURTH QUARTER CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2016

2015

Operating Activities:

(Amounts in thousands)

Net income

$

11,487

$

19,554

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

5,764

1,901

Amortization of films and television programs

373,789

260,479

Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

2,321

2,771

Non-cash share-based compensation

30,507

31,247

Other non-cash items

1,350

Loss on extinguishment of debt

10,388

Equity interests income

(14,868)

(15,124)

Deferred income taxes

(30,336)

2,691

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Restricted cash

(256)

5,000

Accounts receivable, net

(108,247)

80,835

Investment in films and television programs

(295,148)

(196,825)

Other assets

(11,159)

(3,915)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

36,934

47,614

Participations and residuals

57,456

8,774

Film obligations

(535)

8,976

Deferred revenue

32,486

(4,816)

Net Cash Flows Provided By Operating Activities

91,545

259,550

Investing Activities:

Investment in equity method investees

(12,035)

(7,980)

Purchases of other investments

(28,000)

Purchases of property and equipment

(4,753)

(5,720)

Net Cash Flows Used In Investing Activities

(16,788)

(41,700)

Financing Activities:

Senior revolving credit facility - borrowings

367,500

97,000

Senior revolving credit facility - repayments

(206,500)

(257,500)

Term Loans and 5.25% Senior Notes - borrowings, net of deferred financing costs of $4,315 in 2015

370,685

Term Loans - repayments

(229,500)

Production loans - borrowings

63,003

97,928

Production loans - repayments

(242,580)

(187,780)

Repurchase of common shares

(73,180)

(14,981)

Dividends paid

(13,520)

(9,817)

Excess tax benefits on equity-based compensation awards

(6,767)

Exercise of stock options

90

2,435

Tax withholding required on equity awards

(1,334)

(5,123)

Net Cash Flows Used In Financing Activities

(106,521)

(143,420)

Net Change In Cash And Cash Equivalents

(31,764)

74,430

Foreign Exchange Effects on Cash

1,214

(619)

Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning Of Period

88,292

28,886

Cash and Cash Equivalents - End Of Period

$

57,742

$

102,697

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

 

This earnings release presents EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (the "Company," "we," "us" or "our") shareholders, and adjusted earnings (loss) per share, all of which are important financial measures for the Company but are not financial measures defined by generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").

 

These measures are non-GAAP financial measures as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and are in addition to, not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with United States ("U.S.") GAAP.

 

We believe these non-GAAP measures to be meaningful indicators of our performance that provide useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations and cash flows before non-operating items.  These non-GAAP measures are commonly used in the entertainment industry and by financial analysts and others who follow the industry to measure operating performance. However, not all companies calculate these measures in the same manner and the measures as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

 

These measures should be reviewed in conjunction with the relevant GAAP financial measures and are not presented as alternative measures of operating income, cash flow, net income, or earnings (loss) per share as determined in accordance with GAAP. Definitions and reconciliations of the adjusted metrics utilized to their corresponding GAAP metrics are provided below.

 

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

 

EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income tax provision or benefit, and depreciation and amortization.

 

Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA as defined above adjusted for stock-based compensation, purchase accounting and related adjustments, restructuring and other items, non-cash imputed interest charge, start-up losses of new business initiatives, loss on extinguishment of debt, and backstopped prints and advertising expense.

 

Free Cash Flow

 

Free cash flow is defined as net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities, less purchases of property and equipment, plus or minus the net increase or decrease in production loans, plus or minus excess tax benefits on equity-based compensation awards if applicable and excluding the cash used by our new business initiatives and the one-time transactional costs of Pilgrim Studios attributable to the noncontrolling shareholder. The adjustment for the production loans is made because the GAAP based cash flows from operations reflects a non-cash reduction of cash flows for the cost of films and television programs associated with production loans prior to the time the Company actually pays for the film or television program. The Company believes that it is more meaningful to reflect the impact of the payment for these films and television programs in its free cash flow when the payments are actually made. Cash used by our new business initiatives includes the cash used in operating activities plus the cash used in the purchase of property and equipment related to our consolidated subscription video-on-demand platforms.

 

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Shareholders, and Adjusted Earnings (Loss) Per Share

 

Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders, adjusted for stock-based compensation, purchase accounting and related ad2justments, restructuring and other items, non-cash imputed interest charge, start-up losses of new business initiatives, loss on extinguishment of debt, and backstopped prints and advertising expense, net of taxes at the applicable statutory rate and net of the amounts attributable to noncontrolling interest.

 

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share is defined as adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders per weighted average shares outstanding.

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF ANNUAL NET INCOME TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

 

Year Ended March 31,

2016

2015

2014

(Amounts in thousands)

Net income

$

42,700

$

181,781

$

152,037

Depreciation and amortization

13,084

6,586

6,539

Interest, net

53,028

49,686

60,140

Income tax provision (benefit)

(76,527)

31,627

32,923

EBITDA

$

32,285

$

269,680

$

251,639

Stock-based compensation

78,465

80,310

72,119

Restructuring and other items(1)

19,834

10,725

7,500

Non-cash imputed interest charge(2)

5,270

Purchase accounting and related adjustments(3)

8,430

Start-up losses of new business initiatives(4)

17,066

Loss on extinguishment of debt

11,664

39,572

Backstopped prints and advertising expense(5)

997

12,509

Adjusted EBITDA

$

162,347

$

384,888

$

370,830

________________________________

(1)

 Restructuring and other items includes restructuring and severance charges, certain transaction related costs, the settlement of an administrative order, and certain unusual items when applicable. 

Amounts in the year ended March 31, 2016 represent professional fees associated with certain strategic transactions including, among others, the acquisition of Pilgrim Studios and certain shareholder transactions, and certain transactional costs of $7.7 million of Pilgrim Studios attributable to the noncontrolling interest shareholder. Pursuant to the profit sharing provisions in the Pilgrim Studios operating agreement, the transactional costs of $7.7 million are included in net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest in the consolidated statement of income and thus does not impact earnings per share attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders. In addition, amounts in the year ended March 31, 2016 include pension withdrawal costs of $2.7 million related to an underfunded multi-employer pension plan in which the Company is no longer participating.

Amounts in the year ended March 31, 2015 primarily represent costs related to the move of our international sales and distribution organization to the United Kingdom, and severance costs associated with the integration of the marketing operations of the Company's Lionsgate and Summit film labels, of which approximately $1.2 million are non-cash charges resulting from the acceleration of vesting of stock awards. In addition, the year ended March 31, 2015 includes transaction costs related to a certain shareholder transaction and costs related to the Starz Exchange transaction.

Amounts in the year ended March 31, 2014 represent the settlement of an administrative order.

(2)

Non-cash imputed interest charge represents a charge associated with the interest cost of long-term accounts receivable for Television Production licensed product that become due beyond one-year.

(3)

Purchase accounting and related adjustments represent the incremental amortization expense associated with the non-cash fair value adjustments on television assets of $6.5 million included in direct operating expense resulting from the application of purchase accounting and the charge of $1.9 million included in general and administrative expense related to the accretion of the noncontrolling interest discount.

(4)

Start-up losses of new business initiatives represent losses associated with the Company's direct to consumer initiatives including its subscription video-on-demand platforms and Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, $5.2 million represents the gross contribution (i.e., revenue less direct operating and distribution and marketing expenses) of the consolidated business, $4.8 million is included in the Company's consolidated general and administrative expense and $7.1 million is included in equity interests income.

(5)

 Backstopped prints and advertising expense ("P&A") represents the amount of theatrical marketing expense for third party titles that the Company funded and expensed for which a third party provides a first dollar loss guarantee (subject to a cap) that such expense will be recouped from the performance of the film (which results in minimal risk of loss to the Company). The amount represents the P&A expense incurred net of the impact of expensing the P&A cost over the revenue streams similar to a participation expense (i.e., the P&A under these arrangements are being expensed similar to a participation cost for purposes of the adjusted measure).

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF FOURTH QUARTER NET INCOME TO

EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2016

2015

(Amounts in thousands)

Net income

$

11,487

$

19,554

Depreciation and amortization

5,764

1,901

Interest, net

15,280

12,280

Income tax provision

(32,086)

762

EBITDA

$

445

$

34,497

Stock-based compensation

30,959

31,435

Restructuring and other items(1)

2,230

3,717

Non-cash imputed interest charge(2)

5,270

Purchase accounting and related adjustments(3)

4,189

Start-up losses of new business initiatives(4)

6,679

Loss on extinguishment of debt

10,388

Backstopped prints and advertising expense(5)

(3,945)

10,409

Adjusted EBITDA

$

45,827

$

90,446

________________________________

(1)

Restructuring and other items includes restructuring and severance charges, certain transaction related costs, the settlement of an administrative order, and certain unusual items when applicable. 

Amounts in the three months ended March 31, 2016 represent professional fees associated with certain strategic transactions and restructuring and integration costs primarily related  to the acquisition of Pilgrim Studios.

Amounts in the three months ended March 31, 2015 primarily represent costs related to the move of our international sales and distribution organization to the United Kingdom amounting to an aggregate of $2.0 million. In addition, the three months ended March 31, 2015 includes transaction costs related to a certain shareholder transaction and costs related to the Starz Exchange transaction.

(2)

Non-cash imputed interest charge represents a charge associated with the interest cost of long-term accounts receivable for Television Production licensed product that become due beyond one-year.

(3)

Purchase accounting and related adjustments represent the incremental amortization expense associated with the non-cash fair value adjustments on television assets of $2.9 million included in direct operating expense resulting from the application of purchase accounting and the charge of $1.3 million included in general and administrative expense related to the accretion of the noncontrolling interest discount.

(4)

Start-up losses of new business initiatives represent losses associated with the Company's direct to consumer initiatives including its subscription video-on-demand platforms and Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, $3.9 million represents the gross contribution (i.e., revenue less direct operating and distribution and marketing expenses) of the consolidated business, $1.7 million is included in the Company's consolidated general and administrative expense and $1.0 million is included in equity interests income.

(5)

Backstopped P&A represents the amount of theatrical marketing expense for third party titles that the Company funded and expensed for which a third party provides a first dollar loss guarantee (subject to a cap) that such expense will be recouped from the performance of the film (which results in minimal risk of loss to the Company). The amount represents the P&A expense incurred net of the impact of expensing the P&A cost over the revenue streams similar to a participation expense (i.e., the P&A under these arrangements are being expensed similar to a participation cost for purposes of the adjusted measure).

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

RECONCILIATION OF ANNUAL FREE CASH FLOW

TO NET CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

Year Ended March 31,

2016

2015

2014

(Amounts in thousands)

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

$

(19,006)

$

96,509

$

252,512

Purchases of property and equipment

(18,433)

(17,013)

(8,799)

Net borrowings under and (repayment) of production loans

89,427

182,061

14,542

Cash used by new business initiatives

10,754

One-time transactional costs of Pilgrim Studios attributable to the noncontrolling interest shareholder

7,689

Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

70,431

$

261,557

$

258,255

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2016

2015

(Amounts in thousands)

Net Cash Flows Provided By Operating Activities

$

91,545

$

259,550

Purchases of property and equipment

(4,753)

(5,720)

Net borrowings under and (repayment) of production loans

(179,577)

(89,852)

Cash used by new business initiatives

6,140

Excess tax benefits on equity-based compensation awards

(6,767)

Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

(86,645)

$

157,211

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

RECONCILIATION OF NET

INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP. SHAREHOLDERS, AND BASIC AND DILUTED EPS TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP. SHAREHOLDERS, AND ADJUSTED BASIC AND DILUTED EPS

 

Year Ended March 31, 2016

Income (loss) before income taxes

Net income(1)

Net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders(2)

Basic EPS*

Diluted EPS*

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

As reported

$

(33,827)

$

42,700

$

50,209

$

0.34

$

0.33

Stock-based compensation

78,465

49,833

49,833

0.34

0.33

Restructuring and other items(3)

19,834

15,886

8,197

0.06

0.05

Non-cash imputed interest charge

5,270

3,347

3,347

0.02

0.02

Purchase accounting and related adjustments(4)

9,663

7,459

3,835

0.03

0.02

Start-up losses of new business initiatives(5)

17,913

11,377

11,377

0.08

0.07

Backstopped prints and advertising expense

997

633

633

As adjusted for items above

$

98,315

$

131,235

$

127,431

$

0.86

$

0.82

Year Ended March 31, 2015

Income before income taxes

Net income(1)

Net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders(2)

Basic EPS*

Diluted EPS*

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

As reported

$

213,408

$

181,781

$

181,781

$

1.31

$

1.23

Stock-based compensation

80,310

51,398

51,398

0.37

0.34

Restructuring and other items(3)

10,725

7,437

7,437

0.05

0.05

Loss on extinguishment of debt

11,664

8,889

8,889

0.06

0.06

Backstopped prints and advertising expense

12,509

8,006

8,006

0.06

0.05

As adjusted for items above

$

328,616

$

257,511

$

257,511

$

1.85

$

1.73

Year Ended March 31, 2014

Income before income taxes

Net income(1)

Net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders(2)

Basic EPS*

Diluted EPS*

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

As reported

$

184,960

$

152,037

$

152,037

$

1.11

$

1.04

Stock-based compensation

72,119

45,435

45,435

0.33

0.29

Restructuring and other items(3)

7,500

7,500

7,500

0.05

0.05

Loss on extinguishment of debt

39,572

24,930

24,930

0.18

0.16

Tax valuation allowance(6)

(12,030)

(12,030)

(0.09)

(0.08)

As adjusted for items above

$

304,151

$

217,872

$

217,872

$

1.58

$

1.47

_________________________

* Basic and Diluted EPS amounts may not add precisely due to rounding

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

RECONCILIATION OF FOURTH QUARTER NET

INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP. SHAREHOLDERS, AND BASIC AND DILUTED EPS TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP. SHAREHOLDERS, AND ADJUSTED BASIC AND DILUTED EPS

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2016

Income (loss) before income taxes

Net income(1)

Net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders(2)

Basic EPS*

Diluted EPS*

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

As reported

$

(20,599)

$

11,487

$

10,877

$

0.07

$

0.07

Stock-based compensation

30,959

19,662

19,662

0.13

0.13

Restructuring and other items(3)

2,230

1,466

1,466

0.01

0.01

Non-cash imputed interest charge

5,270

3,347

3,347

0.02

0.02

Purchase accounting and related adjustments(4)

5,059

3,905

2,008

0.01

0.01

Start-up losses of new business initiatives(5)

7,386

4,691

4,691

0.03

0.03

Backstopped prints and advertising expense

(3,945)

(2,505)

(2,505)

(0.02)

(0.02)

As adjusted for items above

$

26,360

$

42,053

$

39,546

$

0.27

$

0.26

Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

Income before income taxes

Net income(1)

Net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders(2)

Basic EPS*

Diluted EPS*

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

As reported

$

20,316

$

19,554

$

19,554

$

0.14

$

0.14

Stock-based compensation

31,435

20,441

20,441

0.15

0.14

Restructuring and other items(3)

3,717

2,998

2,998

0.02

0.02

Loss on extinguishment of debt

10,388

8,081

8,081

0.06

0.05

Backstopped prints and advertising expense

10,409

6,676

6,676

0.05

0.04

As adjusted for items above

$

76,265

$

57,750

$

57,750

$

0.41

$

0.39

_________________________

* Basic and Diluted EPS amounts may not add precisely due to rounding

 

(1)

Represents amounts net of the tax impact calculated using the statutory tax rate applicable to each adjustment.

(2)

Represents the net income amount adjusted for the portion attributable to noncontrolling interest, if any.

(3)

Restructuring and other items include amounts presented in Adjusted EBITDA. Pursuant to the profit sharing provisions in the Pilgrim Studios operating agreement, the transactional costs of $7.7 million of Pilgrim Studios are included in net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest in the consolidated statement of income and thus do not impact earnings per share attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders.

(4)

Purchase accounting and related adjustments include amounts presented in Adjusted EBITDA, plus $0.9 million and $1.2 million, respectively, for the three months and year ended March 31, 2016 of incremental depreciation and amortization expense associated with the non-cash fair value adjustments to property and equipment and intangible assets resulting from the application of purchase accounting related to the acquisition of Pilgrim Studios.

(5)

Start-up losses of new business initiatives include amounts presented in Adjusted EBITDA, plus $0.7 million and $0.8 million, respectively, for the three months and year ended March 31, 2016 for the depreciation expense associated with these entities.

(6)

Represents an adjustment to net income to eliminate the discrete tax benefit recognized for financial reporting purposes upon the reduction of the Company's valuation allowance related to the Company's Canadian net deferred tax assets which was reversed in the year ended March 31, 2014.

 

 

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SOURCE Lionsgate


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