LIONSGATE REPORTS RESULTS FOR SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2017

Revenue Increases 34% to $639.5 Million; Net Loss Attributable to Lionsgate Shareholders is $(17.5) Million or Basic Net Loss per Common Share of $(0.12)

Television Production Revenues Increase 43%; Motion Picture Group Revenues Grow 31%

Filmed Entertainment Backlog Remains at $1.5 Billion

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Nov. 3, 2016 /CNW/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today reported revenue of $639.5 million, net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $(17.5) million or basic net loss per common share of $(0.12), adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $16.9 million or adjusted basic EPS of $0.11, and adjusted EBITDA of $2.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 (quarter ended September 30, 2016).  

"We achieved solid revenue gains across our core businesses, highlighted by another strong performance from our Television Group, in what we expect to be the last quarter for which we report Lionsgate financial results on a standalone basis," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  "We're making great progress in planning the integration of Starz and Lionsgate, and next quarter we expect to report combined numbers that will begin to reflect the scope of our vertically integrated global content platform, supported by strong free cash flow generation and a more diversified income stream."

Revenue of $639.5 million for the quarter grew 34% from the prior-year quarter driven by strong gains in both segments.  Motion Picture Group revenues grew 31% as the Company had seven wide theatrical releases in the quarter compared to three wide theatrical releases in the prior year quarter.  Television Production revenues increased 43% from the prior-year quarter due primarily to $43 million in domestic television revenue from the Pilgrim Media Group, acquired in November 2015, as well as the mix of television episodes delivered in the quarter.

Net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders for the quarter of $(17.5) million or basic net loss per common share of $(0.12) on 147.8 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding narrowed from a net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $(42.1) million or basic net loss per common share of $(0.28) on 148.3 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the prior year quarter.  EPS in the quarter also included a larger income tax benefit.

Adjusted EBITDA of $2.6 million for the quarter increased from adjusted EBITDA of negative $(8.1) million in the prior year quarter.  Adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $16.9 million or adjusted basic EPS of $0.11 for the quarter increased from adjusted net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $(28.4) million or adjusted basic net loss per common share of $(0.19) in the prior year quarter.

Increases in adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS in the quarter were attributable in part to gains in profitability in the Television Group and higher revenue in the Motion Picture Group which offset the increased marketing and distribution costs for a larger theatrical slate.

Overall Motion Picture segment revenue was $464.4 million in the quarter compared to $354.0 million in the prior year quarter.  Theatrical revenue more than doubled to $62.0 million due to the larger release slate.  Television revenues from the Motion Picture segment increased 16% to $69.3 million.

Lionsgate's home entertainment revenue from Motion Picture and Television Production increased 5% to $160.7 million driven by gains of 31% in motion picture digital home entertainment revenue and the strong home entertainment performance of Now You See Me 2.

International Motion Picture revenue increased 56% to $168.3 million driven by the strong performance of Now You See Me 2, which has grossed nearly $350 million worldwide.  Nerve, Deepwater Horizon and Lionsgate UK's London Has Fallen also contributed to the revenue growth in the quarter.  

The Company's hit Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween, which has been number one at the domestic box office the past two weeks, was released after the end of the quarter.

Television Production segment revenue increased 43% in the quarter to $175.1 million, led by a 76% increase in domestic television revenue which offset declines in international television and television home entertainment revenue.

Lionsgate's filmed entertainment backlog, or already contracted future revenue not yet recorded, remained at a near record $1.5 billion at September 30, 2016.

Lionsgate senior management will hold its analyst and investor conference call to discuss its second quarter fiscal 2017 financial results at 5:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT today, Thursday, November 3.  Interested parties may participate live in the conference call by calling 1-800-230-1085 (612-288-0329 outside the U.S. and Canada).  A full digital replay will be available from Friday afternoon, November 4, through Friday, November 11, by dialing 1-800-475-6701 (320-365-3844 outside the U.S. and Canada) and using access code 403502.

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 ground-breaking hit series Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite drama series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama series The Royals, the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual and the breakout success Greenleaf.

The Company's feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween, Nerve, CBS Films/Lionsgate's Hell or High Water, Sicario, 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, including our proposed acquisition of Starz, 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 Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Registration Statements on Form S-4, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, 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.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



September 30,
 2016


March 31,
 2016


(Amounts in thousands,

except share amounts)

ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$

105,953



$

57,742


Restricted cash

2,900



2,906


Accounts receivable, net of reserves for returns and allowances of $42,355 (March 31, 2016 - $51,809) and provision for doubtful accounts of $5,519 (March 31, 2016 - $6,014)

953,251



1,049,289


Investment in films and television programs, net

1,328,798



1,478,296


Property and equipment, net

42,655



43,384


Investments

502,287



464,346


Goodwill

534,780



534,780


Other assets

71,207



69,075


Deferred tax assets

223,127



134,421


Total assets

$

3,764,958



$

3,834,239


LIABILITIES




Senior revolving credit facility

$

297,803



$

156,136


5.25% Senior Notes

221,689



220,796


Term Loan

389,197



388,207


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

348,690



377,698


Participations and residuals

651,594



607,358


Film obligations and production loans

512,678



715,018


Convertible senior subordinated notes

101,140



99,984


Deferred revenue

292,038



328,244


Total liabilities

2,814,829



2,893,441


Commitments and contingencies




Redeemable noncontrolling interest

93,025



90,525


SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Common shares, no par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 148,301,707 shares issued (March 31, 2016 - 146,785,940 shares)

904,255



885,800


Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

(18,453)



7,584


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(28,698)



(43,111)


Total shareholders' equity

857,104



850,273


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

3,764,958



$

3,834,239


 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues

$

639,534



$

476,759



$

1,193,109



$

885,700


Expenses:








Direct operating

386,908



292,810



753,184



523,120


Distribution and marketing

221,953



153,140



346,992



225,064


General and administration

84,491



67,577



163,158



128,289


Depreciation and amortization

4,347



2,520



9,963



4,350


Total expenses

697,699



516,047



1,273,297



880,823


Operating income (loss)

(58,165)



(39,288)



(80,188)



4,877


Other expenses (income):








Interest expense








Cash interest

13,522



10,357



26,414



20,728


Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

2,360



2,273



4,702



4,527


Total interest expense

15,882



12,630



31,116



25,255


Interest and other income

(1,231)



(555)



(2,180)



(1,155)


Total other expenses, net

14,651



12,075



28,936



24,100


Loss before equity interests and income taxes

(72,816)



(51,363)



(109,124)



(19,223)


Equity interests income

1,908



7,149



12,754



18,537


Loss before income taxes

(70,908)



(44,214)



(96,370)



(686)


Income tax provision (benefit)

(53,604)



(2,145)



(79,906)



699


Net loss

(17,304)



(42,069)



(16,464)



(1,385)


Less: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(154)





260




Net loss attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders

$

(17,458)



$

(42,069)



$

(16,204)



$

(1,385)










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








Basic net loss per common share

$

(0.12)



$

(0.28)



$

(0.11)



$

(0.01)


Diluted net loss per common share

$

(0.12)



$

(0.28)



$

(0.11)



$

(0.01)










Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:








Basic

147,804



148,345



147,511



147,984


Diluted

147,804



148,345



147,511



147,984










Dividends declared per common share

$



$

0.09



$

0.09



$

0.16


 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(Amounts in thousands)

Operating Activities:








Net loss

$

(17,304)



$

(42,069)



$

(16,464)



$

(1,385)


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








Depreciation and amortization

4,347



2,520



9,963



4,350


Amortization of films and television programs

296,155



200,871



588,549



361,290


Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

2,360



2,273



4,702



4,527


Non-cash share-based compensation

24,469



17,392



46,200



33,983


Other non-cash items

1,250





2,500




Equity interests income

(1,908)



(7,149)



(12,754)



(18,537)


Deferred income taxes

(56,141)



(3,403)



(86,861)



(2,612)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Restricted cash

7,901





6




Accounts receivable, net

(56,616)



(122,166)



89,346



12,007


Investment in films and television programs

(196,659)



(219,609)



(446,670)



(535,470)


Other assets

(4,936)



686



(4,234)



(1,828)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

62,412



61,036



(8,449)



(34,300)


Participations and residuals

934



15,022



44,524



44,938


Film obligations

14,373



(1,930)



19,891



(11,148)


Deferred revenue

(29,328)



(41,199)



(35,851)



(24,423)


Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

51,309



(137,725)



194,398



(168,608)


Investing Activities:








Investment in equity method investees

(1,172)



(2,859)



(5,344)



(3,659)


Distributions from equity method investees

2,263





2,263




Purchases of property and equipment

(3,395)



(3,632)



(6,301)



(6,880)


Net Cash Flows Used In Investing Activities

(2,304)



(6,491)



(9,382)



(10,539)


Financing Activities:








Senior revolving credit facility - borrowings

269,000



48,000



454,000



48,000


Senior revolving credit facility - repayments

(193,000)



(48,000)



(314,000)



(48,000)


Term Loan - borrowings, net of deferred financing costs of $964 in 2015



(348)





24,036


Convertible senior subordinated notes - repurchases







(5)


Production loans - borrowings

89,033



167,858



152,296



370,945


Production loans - repayments

(150,996)



(38,198)



(373,726)



(112,474)


Dividends paid

(13,609)



(10,376)



(26,819)



(20,563)


Distributions to noncontrolling interest

(1,150)





(3,309)




Excess tax benefits on equity-based compensation awards



(45)






Exercise of stock options

77



1,335



500



4,453


Tax withholding required on equity awards

(13,501)



(2,901)



(27,253)



(18,983)


Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Financing Activities

(14,146)



117,325



(138,311)



247,409


Net Change In Cash And Cash Equivalents

34,859



(26,891)



46,705



68,262


Foreign Exchange Effects on Cash

1,197



758



1,506



(542)


Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning Of Period

69,897



196,550



57,742



102,697


Cash and Cash Equivalents - End Of Period

$

105,953



$

170,417



$

105,953



$

170,417


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 use these non-GAAP measures, among other measures, to evaluate the operating performance of our business. We believe these measures provide useful information to investors regarding our 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 (loss), 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, 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, and plus or minus excess tax benefits on equity-based compensation awards if applicable. 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.

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 adjustments, restructuring and other items, non-cash imputed interest charge net of related interest income, start-up losses of new business initiatives, 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 NET LOSS TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(Amounts in thousands)

Net loss

$

(17,304)



$

(42,069)



$

(16,464)



$

(1,385)


Depreciation and amortization

4,347



2,520



9,963



4,350


Interest, net

14,651



12,075



28,936



24,100


Income tax provision (benefit)

(53,604)



(2,145)



(79,906)



699


EBITDA

$

(51,910)



$

(29,619)



$

(57,471)



$

27,764










Stock-based compensation

21,637



17,392



43,817



34,271


Restructuring and other items(1)

10,257



4,207



17,688



4,207


Non-cash imputed interest charge(2)

340





961




Purchase accounting and related adjustments(3)

4,599





10,153




Start-up losses of new business initiatives(4)

9,521



2,764



19,897



3,478


Backstopped prints and advertising expense(5)

8,114



(2,879)



8,258



(6,813)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

2,558



$

(8,135)



$

43,303



$

62,907












(1)

Restructuring and other items includes restructuring and severance costs, certain transaction related costs, and certain unusual items, when applicable, included in general and administrative expense.  Amounts in the three and six months ended September 30, 2016 primarily represent professional fees associated with the Starz Transaction and certain severance costs, of which approximately $2.4 million are non-cash charges resulting from the acceleration of vesting of stock awards. Amounts in the three and six months ended September 30, 2015 represent pension withdrawal costs of $2.7 million related to an underfunded multi-employer pension plan that the Company is no longer participating in, and professional fees associated with certain strategic transactions.

(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 in the three and six months ended September 30, 2016 represent the incremental amortization expense associated with the non-cash fair value adjustments on television assets of $3.3 million and $7.7 million, respectively, included in direct operating expense resulting from the application of purchase accounting and the charge of $1.3 million and $2.5 million, respectively, 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 and six months ended September 30, 2016, $5.5 million and $12.4 million, respectively, represents the negative gross contribution (i.e., revenue less direct operating and distribution and marketing expenses) of the consolidated business, $3.2 million and $5.9 million, respectively, is included in the Company's consolidated general and administrative expense and $0.8 million and $1.6 million, respectively, is included in equity interests income. For the three and six months ended September 30, 2015, $0.4 million and $0.4 million, respectively, is included in the Company's consolidated general and administrative expense and $2.3 million and $3.1 million, respectively, 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 and expensed 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 FREE CASH FLOW TO
NET CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(Amounts in thousands)

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

$

51,309



$

(137,725)



$

194,398



$

(168,608)


Purchases of property and equipment

(3,395)



(3,632)



(6,301)



(6,880)


Net borrowings under and (repayment) of production loans

(61,963)



129,660



(221,430)



258,471


Excess tax benefits on equity-based compensation awards



(45)






Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

(14,049)



$

(11,742)



$

(33,333)



$

82,983










 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.


RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP. SHAREHOLDERS, AND BASIC AND DILUTED EPS TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP. SHAREHOLDERS, AND ADJUSTED BASIC AND DILUTED EPS



Three Months Ended September 30, 2016


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income (loss) before income taxes


Net income (loss) (1)


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


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

(70,908)



$

(17,304)



$

(17,458)



$

(0.12)



$

(0.12)


Stock-based compensation

21,637



14,520



14,520



0.10



0.10


Restructuring and other items(3)

10,257



6,540



6,540



0.04



0.04


Non-cash imputed interest charge(4)

(691)



(439)



(439)



(0.00)



(0.00)


Purchase accounting and related adjustments(5)

5,403



4,170



2,144



0.01



0.01


Start-up losses of new business initiatives(6)

10,167



6,456



6,456



0.04



0.04


Backstopped prints and advertising expense

8,114



5,152



5,152



0.03



0.03


As adjusted for items above

$

(16,021)



$

19,095



$

16,915



$

0.11



$

0.11












 


Three Months Ended September 30, 2015


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income (loss) before income taxes


Net income (loss)(1)


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


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

(44,214)



$

(42,069)



$

(42,069)



$

(0.28)



$

(0.28)


Stock-based compensation

17,392



11,014



11,014



0.07



0.07


Restructuring and other items(3)

4,207



2,711



2,711



0.02



0.02


Start-up losses of new business initiatives(6)

2,764



1,781



1,781



0.01



0.01


Backstopped prints and advertising expense

(2,879)



(1,823)



(1,823)



(0.01)



(0.01)


As adjusted for items above

$

(22,730)



$

(28,386)



$

(28,386)



$

(0.19)



$

(0.19)












 


Six Months Ended September 30, 2016


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income (loss) before income taxes


Net income (loss) (1)


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


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

(96,370)



$

(16,464)



$

(16,204)



$

(0.11)



$

(0.11)


Stock-based compensation

43,817



28,604



28,604



0.19



0.19


Restructuring and other items(3)

17,688



11,270



11,270



0.08



0.07


Non-cash imputed interest charge(4)

(832)



(528)



(528)



(0.00)



(0.00)


Purchase accounting and related adjustments(5)

11,771



9,086



4,671



0.03



0.03


Start-up losses of new business initiatives(6)

21,101



13,399



13,399



0.09



0.09


Backstopped prints and advertising expense

8,258



5,244



5,244



0.04



0.03


As adjusted for items above

$

5,433



$

50,611



$

46,456



$

0.31



$

0.31


 


Six Months Ended September 30, 2015


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income (loss) before income taxes


Net income (loss) (1)


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


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

(686)



$

(1,385)



$

(1,385)



$

(0.01)



$

(0.01)


Stock-based compensation

34,271



21,704



21,704



0.15



0.14


Restructuring and other items(3)

4,207



2,711



2,711



0.02



0.02


Start-up losses of new business initiatives(6)

3,478



2,241



2,241



0.02



0.01


Backstopped prints and advertising expense

(6,813)



(4,315)



(4,315)



(0.03)



(0.03)


As adjusted for items above

$

34,457



$

20,956



$

20,956



$

0.14



$

0.14





*

 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 (loss) amount adjusted for the portion attributable to noncontrolling interest, if any.

(3)

Restructuring and other items include amounts presented in Adjusted EBITDA.

(4)

Represents the non-cash imputed interest charge presented in Adjusted EBITDA net of the related interest income. The amount is a deduction from net income because the interest income exceeded the charge in the quarter.

(5)

Purchase accounting and related adjustments include amounts presented in Adjusted EBITDA, plus $0.8 million and $1.6 million in the three and six months ended September 30, 2016, respectively, 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 Media Group.

(6)

Start-up losses of new business initiatives include amounts presented in Adjusted EBITDA, plus $0.6 million and $1.2 million, respectively, for the depreciation expense associated with these entities for the three and six months ended September 30, 2016.

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

The Company's reportable segments are determined based on the distinct nature of their operations and each segment is a strategic business unit that offers different products and services and is managed separately. The Company has two reportable business segments as of September 30, 2016: Motion Pictures and Television Production.

Motion Pictures consists of the development and production of feature films, acquisition of North American and worldwide distribution rights, North American theatrical, home entertainment and television distribution of feature films produced and acquired, and worldwide licensing of distribution rights to feature films produced and acquired.

Television Production consists of the development, production and worldwide distribution of television productions including television series, television movies and mini-series, and non-fiction programming.

Segment information by business unit is as follows:


Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(Amounts in thousands)

Segment revenues








Motion Pictures

$

464,398



$

353,929



$

826,875



$

629,317


Television Production

175,136



122,830



366,234



256,383



$

639,534



$

476,759



$

1,193,109



$

885,700


Gross segment contribution








Motion Pictures

$

27,700



$

18,376



$

84,133



$

98,000


Television Production

20,325



9,554



38,069



32,703



$

48,025



$

27,930



$

122,202



$

130,703


Segment general and administration








Motion Pictures

$

21,078



$

18,766



$

42,096



$

36,967


Television Production

8,233



4,521



15,034



8,903



$

29,311



$

23,287



$

57,130



$

45,870


Segment profit (loss)








Motion Pictures

$

6,622



$

(390)



$

42,037



$

61,033


Television Production

12,092



5,033



23,035



23,800



$

18,714



$

4,643



$

65,072



$

84,833


 

Gross segment contribution is defined as segment revenue less segment direct operating and distribution and marketing expenses, and excludes purchase accounting and related adjustments, start-up costs of new business initiatives, non-cash imputed interest charge, and backstopped prints and advertising ("P&A") expense. Gross segment contribution amounts for the three and six months ended September 30, 2015 reflect the reclassification of $2.9 million and $6.8 million, respectively, of backstopped P&A from Motion Pictures distribution and marketing expenses in order to be consistent with the current period presentation.

Segment profit is defined as gross segment contribution less segment general and administration expenses. The reconciliation of total segment profit to the Company's loss before income taxes is as follows:


Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(Amounts in thousands)

Company's total segment profit

$

18,714



$

4,643



$

65,072



$

84,833


Share-based compensation expense

(21,637)



(17,392)



(43,817)



(34,271)


Restructuring and other items(1)

(10,257)



(4,207)



(17,688)



(4,207)


Non-cash imputed interest charge(2)

(340)





(961)




Purchase accounting and related adjustments(3)

(4,599)





(10,153)




Start-up losses of new business initiatives(4)

(8,748)



(416)



(18,318)



(416)


Backstopped prints and advertising expense(5)

(8,114)



2,879



(8,258)



6,813


General and administrative expenses for corporate and shared services

(18,837)



(22,275)



(36,102)



(43,525)


Depreciation and amortization

(4,347)



(2,520)



(9,963)



(4,350)


Operating income (loss)

(58,165)



(39,288)



(80,188)



4,877


Interest expense

(15,882)



(12,630)



(31,116)



(25,255)


Interest and other income

1,231



555



2,180



1,155


Equity interests income

1,908



7,149



12,754



18,537


Loss before income taxes

$

(70,908)



$

(44,214)



$

(96,370)



$

(686)







(1)

Restructuring and other items includes restructuring and severance costs, certain transaction related costs, and certain unusual items, when applicable, included in general and administrative expense. Amounts in the three and six months ended September 30, 2016 primarily represent professional fees associated with the Starz Transaction and certain severance costs, of which approximately $2.4 million are non-cash charges resulting from the acceleration of vesting of stock awards. Amounts in the three and six months ended September 30, 2015 represent pension withdrawal costs of $2.7 million related to an underfunded multi-employer pension plan that the Company is no longer participating in, and professional fees associated with certain strategic transactions.

(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 in the three and six months ended September 30, 2016 represent the incremental amortization expense associated with the non-cash fair value adjustments on television assets of $3.3 million and $7.7 million, respectively, included in direct operating expense resulting from the application of purchase accounting and the charge of $1.3 million and $2.5 million, respectively, 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. In the three and six months ended September 30, 2016, $3.2 million and $5.9 million, respectively, of the start-up losses are included in the Company's consolidated general and administrative expense (2015 - $0.4 million and $0.4 million, respectively).

(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 and expensed 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 measuring segment profit).

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SOURCE Lionsgate


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