LIONSGATE REPORTS RESULTS FOR THIRD QUARTER 2016

Revenue is $670.5 Million; Net Income Attributable to Lionsgate Shareholders is $40.7 Million or EPS of $0.27; Adjusted EBITDA is $53.6 Million

Free Cash Flow Increases to $73.9 Million

Company Pays Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.09 per Common Share

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today reported revenue of $670.5 million, adjusted EBITDA of $53.6 million, adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $66.8 million or adjusted EPS of $0.45, and net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $40.7 million or EPS of $0.27 for the fiscal 2016 third quarter ended December 31, 2015.  Free cash flow in the quarter rose to $73.9 million.

"While the performance of our theatrical film slate resulted in softer than anticipated results, our other businesses performed strongly in the quarter," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  "With our television business continuing its robust topline and margin growth, a deeper and more diversified film slate with lower costs and contributions anticipated from recently launched businesses, we have a clear path to resume our strong and sustainable financial trajectory in fiscal 2017."

Adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $66.8 million or $0.45 adjusted EPS for the quarter compared to adjusted net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $110.0 million or adjusted EPS of $0.79 in the prior year quarter.  Adjusted EBITDA of $53.6 million compared to adjusted EBITDA of $146.8 million in the prior year quarter.   

Net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders for the quarter was $40.7 million or EPS of $0.27 on 149.5 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding compared to net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $98.2 million or EPS of $0.70 on 140.0 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the prior year quarter.

Free cash flow of $73.9 million in the quarter increased from negative free cash flow of $4.6 million in the prior year quarter.

Revenue of $670.5 million for the quarter compared to revenue of $751.3 million in the prior year quarter.

Revenue, adjusted EBITDA and EPS in the quarter declined from the prior year quarter due to the performance of the theatrical film slate.  Although The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 grossed over $650 million at the global box office, ranking it among the highest-grossing films of the year, its box office performance declined from Mockingjay 1 with higher Mockingjay 2 production costs also impacting its profitability.

During the quarter, the Company declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per common share payable on February 5, 2016 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2015.

Lionsgate's filmed entertainment backlog, or already contracted future revenue not yet recorded, was approximately $1.3 billion at December 31, 2015, increasing from $1.2 billion at September 30, 2015.

Overall Motion Picture segment revenue for the quarter was $505.8 million compared to $590.1 million in the prior year quarter.  Although theatrical revenue of $183.1 million was comparable to $186.4 million in the prior year quarter, margins were lower due in part to theatrical P&A expenses associated with four wide film releases in the quarter compared to two wide film releases in the prior year quarter.

Lionsgate's home entertainment revenue from motion picture and television production for the quarter was $142.0 compared to $183.1 million in the prior year quarter, reflecting the composition and timing of the slate of wide release theatrical titles.  This offset increased home entertainment revenue from television production in the quarter.

Television revenue included in the Motion Picture segment of $48.6 million in the quarter compared to $82.9 million in the prior year quarter due to timing of titles with television windows opening in the period.  The Hunger Games opened in its network television window in the prior year quarter.

International Motion Picture segment revenue of $140.1 million for the quarter compared to $142.1 million in the prior year quarter. 

Television production segment revenue of $164.7 million increased from $161.2 million in the prior year quarter.  Margins in the Company's television business continued their growth trajectory in the quarter.  Domestic television revenues were affected by timing of deliveries in the quarter.  Deliveries of the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, Nashville and The Royals are expected to drive strong growth in the fourth quarter along with the first full quarter of results from Pilgrim Studios, in which Lionsgate acquired a majority stake in November 2015.

Lionsgate senior management will hold its analyst and investor conference call to discuss its fiscal 2016 third quarter financial results at 9:00 A.M. ET/6:00 A.M. PT tomorrow, Friday, February 5.  Interested parties may participate live in the conference call by calling 1-800-288-8974 (612-332-1213 outside the U.S. and Canada).  A full digital replay will be available from Friday morning, February 5, through Friday, February 12, by dialing 1-800-475-6701 (320-365-3844 outside the U.S. and Canada) and using access code 383600.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. The Company currently has 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as Orange is the New Black, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the breakout comedy The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Sicario, John Wick, Now You See Me, CBS Films/Lionsgate's The Duff, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes 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 rate. The Company 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 the 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.

For further information, please contact:
Peter D. 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 4, 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.


UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



December 31,
 2015


March 31,
 2015


(Amounts in thousands,

except share amounts)

ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$

88,292



$

102,697


Restricted cash

2,650



2,508


Accounts receivable, net of reserves for returns and allowances of $52,613 (March 31, 2015 - $64,362) and provision for doubtful accounts of $5,245 (March 31, 2015 - $4,120)

943,998



891,880


Investment in films and television programs, net

1,561,968



1,381,829


Property and equipment, net

41,914



26,651


Investments

475,109



438,298


Goodwill

534,143



323,328


Other assets

84,822



74,784


Deferred tax assets

105,503



50,114


Total assets

$

3,838,399



$

3,292,089


LIABILITIES




Senior revolving credit facility

$



$


5.25% Senior Notes

225,000



225,000


Term Loan

400,000



375,000


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

327,828



332,473


Participations and residuals

549,985



471,661


Film obligations and production loans

895,558



656,755


Convertible senior subordinated notes

99,508



114,126


Deferred revenue

295,971



274,787


Total liabilities

2,793,850



2,449,802


Commitments and contingencies




Redeemable noncontrolling interest

89,175




SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Common shares, no par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 150,252,445 shares issued (March 31, 2015 - 145,532,978 shares)

951,360



830,786


Retained earnings

7,673



13,720


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(3,659)



(2,219)


Total shareholders' equity

955,374



842,287


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

3,838,399



$

3,292,089


 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.


UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues

$

670,522



$

751,299



$

1,556,222



$

1,753,558


Expenses:








Direct operating

404,068



400,576



927,188



945,840


Distribution and marketing

203,121



171,439



428,185



421,637


General and administration

70,083



61,407



198,372



186,975


Depreciation and amortization

2,970



1,708



7,320



4,685


Total expenses

680,242



635,130



1,561,065



1,559,137


Operating income (loss)

(9,720)



116,169



(4,843)



194,421


Other expenses (income):








Interest expense








Cash interest

11,833



10,567



32,561



29,546


Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

2,336



2,984



6,863



10,048


Total interest expense

14,169



13,551



39,424



39,594


Interest and other income

(521)



(623)



(1,676)



(2,188)


Loss on extinguishment of debt



690





1,276


Total other expenses, net

13,648



13,618



37,748



38,682


Income (loss) before equity interests and income taxes

(23,368)



102,551



(42,591)



155,739


Equity interests income

10,826



10,898



29,363



37,353


Income (loss) before income taxes

(12,542)



113,449



(13,228)



193,092


Income tax provision (benefit)

(45,140)



15,264



(44,441)



30,865


Net income

32,598



98,185



31,213



162,227


Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

8,119





8,119




Net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders

$

40,717



$

98,185



$

39,332



$

162,227










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








Basic net income per common share

$

0.27



$

0.70



$

0.26



$

1.17


Diluted net income per common share

$

0.26



$

0.65



$

0.26



$

1.10










Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:








Basic

149,480



139,963



148,484



138,618


Diluted

159,412



151,713



154,412



151,716










Dividends declared per common share

$

0.09



$

0.07



$

0.25



$

0.19


 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.


UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014


(Amounts in thousands)

Operating Activities:








Net income

$

32,598



$

98,185



$

31,213



$

162,227


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








Depreciation and amortization

2,970



1,708



7,320



4,685


Amortization of films and television programs

293,998



280,380



655,288



639,472


Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

2,336



2,984



6,863



10,048


Non-cash share-based compensation

13,416



15,142



47,399



48,691


Other non-cash items

681





681




Distribution from equity method investee







7,788


Loss on extinguishment of debt



690





1,276


Equity interests income

(10,826)



(10,898)



(29,363)



(37,353)


Deferred income taxes

(52,121)



1,927



(54,733)



11,243


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Restricted cash

(142)



27



(142)



1,417


Accounts receivable, net

(48,670)



(178,397)



(36,663)



(94,803)


Investment in films and television programs

(235,785)



(176,450)



(771,255)



(815,469)


Other assets

(426)



(520)



(2,254)



(1,416)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

26,282



26,290



(8,018)



(52,700)


Participations and residuals

32,490



(28,640)



77,428



(6,070)


Film obligations

(19,028)



4,960



(30,176)



(33,953)


Deferred revenue

20,284



7,508



(4,139)



(8,124)


Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

58,057



44,896



(110,551)



(163,041)


Investing Activities:








Proceeds from the sale of equity method investees







14,575


Investment in equity method investees

(295)



(2,100)



(3,954)



(14,750)


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

(126,892)





(126,892)




Purchases of other investments

(750)





(750)



(2,000)


Purchases of property and equipment

(6,800)



(6,798)



(13,680)



(11,293)


Net Cash Flows Used In Investing Activities

(134,737)



(8,898)



(145,276)



(13,468)


Financing Activities:








Senior revolving credit facility - borrowings

190,000



314,000



238,000



681,500


Senior revolving credit facility - repayments

(190,000)



(293,000)



(238,000)



(618,619)


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





24,036




Convertible senior subordinated notes - repurchases





(5)



(16)


Production loans - borrowings

138,624



148,075



509,569



533,781


Production loans - repayments

(128,091)



(196,433)



(240,565)



(261,868)


Repurchase of common shares



(3,455)





(129,859)


Dividends paid

(13,364)



(9,590)



(33,927)



(23,536)


Excess tax benefits on equity-based compensation awards



5,617





6,767


Exercise of stock options

1,554



2,741



6,007



4,404


Tax withholding required on equity awards

(3,888)



(2,803)



(22,871)



(14,939)


Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Financing Activities

(5,165)



(34,848)



242,244



177,615


Net Change In Cash And Cash Equivalents

(81,845)



1,150



(13,583)



1,106


Foreign Exchange Effects on Cash

(280)



1,467



(822)



2,088


Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning Of Period

170,417



26,269



102,697



25,692


Cash and Cash Equivalents - End Of Period

$

88,292



$

28,886



$

88,292



$

28,886


 

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 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.") generally accepted accounting principles ("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, 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 adjustments, restructuring and other items, 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 NET INCOME TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014**


(Amounts in thousands)

Net income

$

32,598



$

98,185



$

31,213



$

162,227


Depreciation and amortization

2,970



1,708



7,320



4,685


Cash interest

11,833



10,567



32,561



29,546


Noncash interest expense

2,336



2,984



6,863



10,048


Interest and other income

(521)



(623)



(1,676)



(2,188)


Income tax provision (benefit)

(45,140)



15,264



(44,441)



30,865


EBITDA

$

4,076



$

128,085



$

31,840



$

235,183










Stock-based compensation(1)

13,235



15,132



47,506



48,875


Restructuring and other items(2)

13,398



766



17,605



7,008


Purchase accounting and related adjustments(3)

4,241





4,241




Start-up losses of new business initiatives(4)

6,909





10,387




Loss on extinguishment of debt



690





1,276


Backstopped prints and advertising expense(5)

11,755



2,100



4,942



2,100


Adjusted EBITDA

$

53,614



$

146,773



$

116,521



$

294,442











** In the quarter ended March 31, 2015, the definition of Adjusted EBITDA was revised to include the gains or losses from the sale of equity method investments. Accordingly, Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended December 31, 2014 has been revised to include the $11.4 million gain on the sale of the Company's interest in FEARnet which occurred April 2014. Prior to the sale of FEARnet, the Company recognized cumulative equity interest losses before income taxes of approximately $11.7 million from its interest in FEARnet.


(1)

Represents stock-based compensation expenses for the applicable periods.



(2)

Restructuring and other items includes restructuring and severance costs, certain transaction related costs, and certain unusual items, when applicable.  Amounts in the three and nine months ended December 31, 2015 represent professional fees associated with certain strategic transactions including, among others, the acquisition of a majority interest in Pilgrim Media Group, LLC ("Pilgrim Studios") and certain shareholder transactions, the costs related to the move of our international sales and distribution organization to the United Kingdom, and certain transactional costs of $7.7 million of Pilgrim Studios attributable to the noncontrolling 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 unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income and thus does not impact earnings per share attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders. In addition, amounts in the nine months ended December 31, 2015 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 three and nine months ended December 31, 2014 primarily represent costs related to the move of our international sales and distribution organization to the United Kingdom. In addition, amounts in the nine months ended December 31, 2014 include 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.



(3)

Purchase accounting and related adjustments represent the incremental amortization expense associated with the non-cash fair value adjustments on television assets of $3.6 million included in direct operating expense resulting from the application of purchase accounting and the charge of $0.7 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 and nine months ended December 31, 2015, $1.3 million represents the gross contribution (i.e., revenue less direct operating and distribution and marketing expenses) of the consolidated business, $2.6 million and $3.0 million, respectively, is included in the Company's consolidated general and administrative expense and $3.0 million and $6.1 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 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


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014


(Amounts in thousands)

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

$

58,057



$

44,896



$

(110,551)



$

(163,041)


Purchases of property and equipment

(6,800)



(6,798)



(13,680)



(11,293)


Net borrowings under and (repayment) of production loans

10,533



(48,358)



269,004



271,913


Cash used by new business initiatives

4,377





4,614




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

7,689





7,689




Excess tax benefits on equity-based compensation awards



5,617





6,767


Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

73,856



$

(4,643)



$

157,076



$

104,346










 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.


RECONCILIATION OF EBITDA TO FREE CASH FLOW



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014


(Amounts in thousands)

EBITDA

$

4,076



$

128,085



$

31,840



$

235,183










Plus: Amortization of film and television programs

293,998



280,380



655,288



639,472


Less: Cash paid for film and television programs(1)

(244,280)



(219,848)



(532,427)



(577,509)


Amortization of film and television programs in excess of cash paid

49,718



60,532



122,861



61,963










Plus: Non-cash stock-based compensation

13,416



15,142



47,399



48,691


Plus: Other non-cash items

681





681




Plus: Distribution from equity method investee







7,788


Less: Equity interests income

(10,826)



(10,898)



(29,363)



(37,353)


Plus: Loss on extinguishment of debt



690





1,276


Plus: Cash used by new business initiatives

4,377





4,614




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

7,689





7,689












EBITDA adjusted for items above

69,131



193,551



185,721



317,548










Changes in other operating assets and liabilities:








Restricted cash

(142)



27



(142)



1,417


Accounts receivable, net

(48,670)



(178,397)



(36,663)



(94,803)


Other assets

(426)



(520)



(2,254)



(1,416)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

26,282



26,290



(8,018)



(52,700)


Participations and residuals

32,490



(28,640)



77,428



(6,070)


Deferred revenue

20,284



7,508



(4,139)



(8,124)



29,818



(173,732)



26,212



(161,696)










Purchases of property and equipment

(6,800)



(6,798)



(13,680)



(11,293)


Interest, taxes and other(2)

(18,293)



(17,664)



(41,177)



(40,213)










Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

73,856



$

(4,643)



$

157,076



$

104,346










(1) Cash paid for film and television programs is calculated using the following amounts as presented in our consolidated statement of cash flows:

Change in investment in film and television programs

$

(235,785)



$

(176,450)



$

(771,255)



$

(815,469)


Change in film obligations

(19,028)



4,960



(30,176)



(33,953)


Production loans - borrowings

138,624



148,075



509,569



533,781


Production loans - repayments

(128,091)



(196,433)



(240,565)



(261,868)


Total cash paid for film and television programs

$

(244,280)



$

(219,848)



$

(532,427)



$

(577,509)










(2) Interest, taxes and other consists of the following:








Cash interest

$

(11,833)



$

(10,567)



$

(32,561)



$

(29,546)


Interest and other income

521



623



1,676



2,188


Current income tax provision

(6,981)



(13,337)



(10,292)



(19,622)


Excess tax benefits on equity-based compensation awards



5,617





6,767


Total interest, taxes and other

$

(18,293)



$

(17,664)



$

(41,177)



$

(40,213)










 

This reconciliation is provided to illustrate the difference between our EBITDA and free cash flow which are both separately reconciled to their corresponding GAAP metrics.

 

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



Three Months Ended December 31, 2015


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income (loss) before income taxes


Net income (1)


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


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

(12,542)



$

32,598



$

40,717



$

0.27



$

0.26


Stock-based compensation

13,235



8,382



8,382



0.06



0.05


Purchase accounting and related adjustments(3)

4,604



3,549



1,823



0.01



0.01


Restructuring and other items(4)

13,398



11,672



3,983



0.03



0.02


Start-up losses of new business initiatives(5)

7,049



4,464



4,464



0.03



0.03


Backstopped prints and advertising expense

11,755



7,444



7,444



0.05



0.05


As adjusted for items above

$

37,499



$

68,109



$

66,813



$

0.45



$

0.42




Three Months Ended December 31, 2014


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income before income taxes


Net income(1)


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


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

113,449



$

98,185



$

98,185



$

0.70



$

0.65


Stock-based compensation

15,132



9,585



9,585



0.07



0.06


Restructuring and other items(4)

766



485



485






Loss on extinguishment of debt

690



437



437






Backstopped prints and advertising expense

2,100



1,330



1,330



0.01



0.01


As adjusted for items above

$

132,137



$

110,022



$

110,022



$

0.79



$

0.73




Nine Months Ended December 31, 2015


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income (loss) before income taxes


Net income (1)


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


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

(13,228)



$

31,213



$

39,332



$

0.26



$

0.26


Stock-based compensation

47,506



30,086



30,086



0.20



0.20


Purchase accounting and related adjustments(3)

4,604



3,549



1,823



0.01



0.01


Restructuring and other items(4)

17,605



14,422



6,733



0.05



0.04


Start-up losses of new business initiatives(5)

10,527



6,667



6,667



0.04



0.04


Backstopped prints and advertising expense

4,942



3,130



3,130



0.02



0.02


As adjusted for items above

$

71,956



$

89,067



$

87,771



$

0.59



$

0.57




Nine Months Ended December 31, 2014**


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income before income taxes


Net income (1)


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


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

193,092



$

162,227



$

162,227



$

1.17



$

1.10


Stock-based compensation

48,875



30,957



30,957



0.22



0.20


Restructuring and other items(4)

7,008



4,439



4,439



0.03



0.03


Loss on extinguishment of debt

1,276



808



808



0.01



0.01


Backstopped prints and advertising expense

2,100



1,330



1,330



0.01



0.01


As adjusted for items above

$

252,351



$

199,761



$

199,761



$

1.44



$

1.35






















______________________________________

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


** In the quarter ended March 31, 2015, the definition of adjusted net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders and adjusted earnings per share was revised to include the gains or losses from the sale of equity method investments. Accordingly, adjusted net income attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders for the nine months ended December 31, 2014 has been revised to include the gain on the April 2014 sale of the Company's interest in FEARnet of $11.4 million ($7.2 million after income taxes) and representing adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.05 for the nine months ended December 31, 2014. Prior to the sale of FEARnet, the Company recognized cumulative equity interest losses before income taxes of approximately $11.7 million from the Company's interest in FEARnet.



(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)

Purchase accounting and related adjustments include amounts presented in Adjusted EBITDA, plus $0.4 million 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.



(4)

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 unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income and thus do not impact earnings per share attributable to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholders.



(5)

Start-up losses of new business initiatives include amounts presented in Adjusted EBITDA, plus $0.1 million for the depreciation expense associated with these entities.

 

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