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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