LIONSGATE REPORTS FISCAL 2014 FULL YEAR REVENUE OF $2.63 BILLION, RECORD ADJUSTED EBITDA OF $370.8 MILLION, ADJUSTED NET INCOME OF $217.9 MILLION OR $1.58 ADJUSTED BASIC EPS AND NET INCOME OF $152.0 MILLION OR $1.11 BASIC EPS - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

LIONSGATE REPORTS FISCAL 2014 FULL YEAR REVENUE OF $2.63 BILLION, RECORD ADJUSTED EBITDA OF $370.8 MILLION, ADJUSTED NET INCOME OF $217.9 MILLION OR $1.58 ADJUSTED BASIC EPS AND NET INCOME OF $152.0 MILLION OR $1.11 BASIC EPS

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SOURCE Lionsgate

Results Driven by Contributions from Worldwide Theatrical Box Office, Strong Filmed Entertainment Library Performance, Lower Theatrical Marketing Costs and Decreased Interest Expense

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today reported revenue of $2.63 billion, adjusted EBITDA of $370.8 million, adjusted net income of $217.9 million or $1.58 adjusted basic net income per share and net income of $152.0 million or $1.11 basic net income per share for the full year fiscal 2014 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2014).  Revenue for the fourth quarter (quarter ended March 31, 2014) was $721.9 million with adjusted EBITDA of $92.0 million, adjusted net income of $63.5 million or $0.46 adjusted basic EPS and net income of $49.2 million or $0.35 basic EPS.

The Company set all-time highs in adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income in the fiscal year, with adjusted EBITDA gains driven by record margins, the global box office performance of a theatrical slate led by the blockbusters The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Now You See Me as well as strong results from the Company's filmed entertainment library and lower theatrical marketing costs.  The Company's share of income from equity investments also increased due to continued strong gains at EPIX, its partnership with Viacom and MGM, and improved performance at TVGN, its 50/50 partnership with CBS.  Adjusted net income benefitted further from decreased interest expense and a lower effective tax rate compared to the prior year.

"Our strong operating momentum, the diversity of our portfolio of businesses and the continued enhancement of our capital structure all contributed to another year of outstanding financial results," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  "The trajectory of our business, the depth of our content pipelines and the ongoing generation of predictable income from our film franchises, television properties and filmed entertainment library continue to give us excellent long-term visibility."

Revenue of $2.63 billion for the fiscal year compared to $2.71 billion in the prior year reflecting a domestic theatrical slate of 13 wide releases compared to 19 in the prior year, partially offset by revenue gains in the Company's television production and international businesses.

Revenue contributors during the year included the global blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which grossed $865 million at the worldwide box office on its way to becoming the 10th highest-grossing domestic release of all time.  The hits Now You See Me, which grossed more than $350 million at the worldwide box office, and Divergent, which launched only 10 days before the end of the fiscal year, also made strong revenue contributions.  Lionsgate's television production operations achieved record revenue of $447.4 million in the fiscal year, international operations set an all-time revenue high of $397.1 million and the Company's filmed entertainment library reached an all-time revenue best of $496 million.

Adjusted EBITDA of $370.8 million for the fiscal year compared to adjusted EBITDA of $329.7 million in the prior year.

Adjusted net income of $217.9 million or $1.58 adjusted basic net income per share compared to adjusted net income of $136.5 million or $1.01 adjusted basic net income per share in the prior year.

Net income for the fiscal year was $152.0 million or $1.11 basic net income per share on 137.5 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding compared to $232.1 million or $1.73 basic net income per share on 134.5 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the prior year.  Net income in the fiscal year reflected $39.6 million in pre-tax costs associated with the early extinguishment of debt (compared to $24.1 million in the prior year) and net income in the prior year included an income tax benefit of $141.1 million from changes in the valuation allowance.

The Company continued to strengthen its balance sheet in the fiscal year and reduced the principal amount outstanding on its $800 million revolving credit facility to $97.6 million on March 31, 2014 and zero on May 29, 2014.  Cash-based interest expense in the fiscal year was $49.0 million compared to $75.3 million in the prior year.

During the quarter, the Company declared its second quarterly dividend of $0.05 per common share payable on May 30, 2014 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2014.

The Company noted that, since the December 17, 2013 increase in its share repurchase authorization to $300 million, it has repurchased a total of 3,436,017 common shares for an aggregate price of $90.5 million.

Lionsgate's filmed entertainment backlog, or already contracted future revenue not yet recorded, rose to $1.2 billion at March 31, 2014, compared to $1.1 billion at March 31, 2013.

Overall Motion Picture segment revenue for the fiscal year was $2.183 billion compared to $2.329 billion in the prior fiscal year.  Within the Motion Picture segment, theatrical revenue declined 2% to $524.7 million due to fewer releases as discussed above.

Lionsgate's home entertainment revenue from both motion pictures and television was $863.9 million for the fiscal year compared to $964.1 million for the prior year due primarily to fewer releases, partially offset by 20% growth in home entertainment revenue from Managed Brands.

Television revenue included in the Motion Picture segment was $225.3 million in the fiscal year compared to $277.9 million in the prior year.  The prior year included the pay TV window for the first Hunger Games film and television revenue from three Twilight Saga titles released prior to Lionsgate's January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment.

International Motion Picture segment revenue (excluding Lionsgate U.K.) increased 7% to a record $397.1 million in the fiscal year driven by the stellar international box office performances of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Now You See Me, Red 2 and Escape Plan and strong carryover performance from the prior year release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part II.

Lionsgate U.K. posted revenue of $146.3 million for the fiscal year compared to $147.7 million in the prior year. 

Revenue for the Television Production segment increased 18% to a record $447.4 million in the fiscal year with strong gains in both domestic and international television.  Domestic television deliveries in the fiscal year totaled 176 episodes and 122 hours of television content, including Seasons 1 and 2 of Orange is the New Black, Seasons 1 and 2 of Nashville, Seasons 6 and 7 of Mad Men, Season 6 of Nurse Jackie and Anger Management.

Lionsgate senior management will hold its analyst and investor conference call to discuss its fiscal 2014 financial results at 9:00 A.M. ET/6:00 A.M. PT on Friday, May 30, 2014.  Interested parties may participate live in the conference call by calling 1-800-230-1059 (612-234-9959 outside the U.S. and Canada).  A full digital replay will be available from Friday morning, May 30 through Friday, June 6 by dialing 1-800-475-6701 (320-365-3844 outside the U.S. and Canada) and using access code 326366.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has over 30 television shows on more than 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first installment of the recently-launched Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions' Mud and Pantelion Films' breakout hit 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. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on May 29, 2014, 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,
 2014


March 31,
 2013


(Amounts in thousands,

except share amounts)

ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$

25,692


$

62,363

Restricted cash

8,925


10,664

Accounts receivable, net of reserves for returns and allowances of $106,680 (March 31, 2013 - $103,418) and provision for doubtful accounts of $4,876 (March 31, 2013 - $4,494)

885,571


787,150

Investment in films and television programs, net

1,274,573


1,244,075

Property and equipment, net

14,552


8,530

Equity method investments

181,941


169,450

Goodwill

323,328


323,328

Other assets

71,067


72,619

Deferred tax assets

65,983


82,690

Total assets

$

2,851,632


$

2,760,869

LIABILITIES




Senior revolving credit facility

$

97,619


$

338,474

Senior secured second-priority notes

225,000


432,277

July 2013 7-Year Term Loan

222,753


-

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

332,457


313,620

Participations and residuals

469,390


409,763

Film obligations and production loans

499,787


569,019

Convertible senior subordinated notes

131,788


87,167

Deferred revenue

288,300


254,023

Total liabilities

2,267,094


2,404,343

Commitments and contingencies




SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Common shares, no par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 141,007,461 shares issued (March 31, 2013 - 135,882,899 shares)

743,788


672,915

Accumulated deficit

(157,875)


(309,912)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,375)


(6,477)

Total shareholders' equity

584,538


356,526

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,851,632


$

2,760,869

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

ANNUAL CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS



Year Ended March 31,


2014


2013


2012


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues

$

2,630,254


$

2,708,141


$

1,587,579

Expenses:






Direct operating

1,369,381


1,390,569


908,402

Distribution and marketing

739,461


817,862


483,513

General and administration

254,925


218,341


168,864

Gain on sale of asset disposal group

-


-


(10,967)

Depreciation and amortization

6,539


8,290


4,276

Total expenses

2,370,306


2,435,062


1,554,088

Operating income

259,948


273,079


33,491

Other expenses (income):






Interest expense






Contractual cash based interest

48,960


75,322


62,430

Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

17,210


18,258


15,681

Total interest expense

66,170


93,580


78,111

Interest and other income

(6,030)


(4,036)


(2,752)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

39,572


24,089


967

Total other expenses, net

99,712


113,633


76,326

Income (loss) before equity interests and income taxes

160,236


159,446


(42,835)

Equity interests income (loss)

24,724


(3,075)


8,412

Income (loss) before income taxes

184,960


156,371


(34,423)

Income tax provision (benefit)

32,923


(75,756)


4,695

Net income (loss)

$

152,037


$

232,127


$

(39,118)







Basic Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share

$

1.11


$

1.73


$

(0.30)

Diluted Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share

$

1.04


$

1.61


$

(0.30)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:






Basic

137,468


134,514


132,226

Diluted

154,415


149,370


132,226







Dividends declared per common share

$

0.10


$

-


$

-

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

FOURTH QUARTER CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME



Three Months Ended


March 31,


2014


2013


(Amounts in thousands,

except per share amounts)

Revenues

$

721,858


$

785,708

Expenses:




Direct operating

403,625


419,187

Distribution and marketing

188,964


192,658

General and administration

68,805


75,067

Depreciation and amortization

1,773


2,050

Total expenses

663,167


688,962

Operating income

58,691


96,746

Other expenses (income):




Interest expense




Contractual cash based interest

9,278


15,520

Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

4,332


4,511

Total interest expense

13,610


20,031

Interest and other income

(1,280)


(978)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

2,919


278

Total other expenses, net

15,249


19,331

Income before equity interests and income taxes

43,442


77,415

Equity interests income (loss)

11,566


(1,173)

Income before income taxes

55,008


76,242

Income tax provision (benefit)

5,856


(86,726)

Net income

$

49,152


$

162,968





Basic Net Income Per Common Share

$

0.35


$

1.20

Diluted Net Income Per Common Share

$

0.33


$

1.10

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:




Basic

138,599


135,406

Diluted

155,081


150,350





Dividends declared per common share

$

0.10


$

-

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

ANNUAL CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



Year Ended March 31,


2014


2013


2012

Operating Activities:

(Amounts in thousands)

Net income (loss)

$

152,037


$

232,127


$

(39,118)

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






Depreciation of property and equipment and amortization of intangible assets

6,539


8,290


4,276

Amortization of films and television programs

921,289


966,027


603,660

Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

17,210


18,258


15,681

Non-cash stock-based compensation

60,492


35,838


9,957

Dividend payment from equity method investee

16,079


-


-

Gain on sale of asset disposal group

-


-


(10,967)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

39,572


24,089


967

Equity interests (income) loss

(24,724)


3,075


(8,412)

Deferred income taxes (benefit)

15,913


(87,899)


1,256

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






Restricted cash

1,775


1,241


37,636

Accounts receivable, net

(93,503)


(4,948)


(256,208)

Investment in films and television programs

(948,082)


(890,276)


(690,304)

Other assets

(3,768)


(2,682)


1,298

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

17,628


(50,154)


28,302

Participations and residuals

59,207


(6,875)


19,813

Film obligations

(19,187)


1,920


37,081

Deferred revenue

34,035


28,088


30,969

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

252,512


276,119


(214,113)

Investing Activities:






Purchases of investments

-


(2,022)


-

Proceeds from the sale of investments

-


6,354


-

Proceeds from the sale of a portion of equity method investee

9,000


-


-

Purchase of Summit Entertainment, net of unrestricted cash acquired of $315,932

-


-


(553,732)

Proceeds from the sale of asset disposal group, net of transaction costs, and cash disposed of $3,943

-


-


9,119

Investment in equity method investees

(17,250)


(1,530)


(1,030)

Dividends from equity method investee in excess of earnings

4,169


-


-

Increase in loans receivable

-


-


(4,671)

Repayment of loans receivable

4,275


4,274


-

Purchases of property and equipment

(8,799)


(2,581)


(1,885)

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Investing Activities

(8,605)


4,495


(552,199)

Financing Activities:






Senior revolving credit facility - borrowings, net of deferred financing costs of $15,804 for the year ended March 31, 2013

872,220


1,144,620


390,650

Senior revolving credit facility - repayments

(1,113,075)


(921,700)


(360,650)

Senior secured second-priority notes - consent fee

-


(3,270)


-

Senior secured second-priority notes and July 2013 7-Year Term Loan - borrowings, net of deferred financing costs of $6,860 for the year ended March 31, 2014 and $12,383 for the year ended March 31, 2012

440,640


-


201,955

Senior secured second-priority notes - repurchases and redemptions

(470,584)


-


(9,852)

Summit Term Loan - borrowings, net of debt discount of $7,500 and deferred financing costs of $16,350

-


-


476,150

Summit Term Loan - repayments

-


(484,664)


(15,066)

Convertible senior subordinated notes - borrowings

60,000


-


45,000

Convertible senior subordinated notes - repurchases

-


(7,639)


(46,059)

Production loans - borrowings

532,416


378,510


381,856

Production loans - repayments

(517,874)


(371,069)


(238,725)

Pennsylvania Regional Center credit facility - repayments

(65,000)


(500)


-

Repurchase of common shares

-


-


(77,088)

Dividends paid

(6,900)


-


-

Exercise of stock options

11,972


2,897


3,520

Tax withholding required on equity awards

(23,077)


(15,995)


(4,320)

Other financing obligations - repayments

-


(3,710)


-

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Financing Activities

(279,262)


(282,520)


747,371

Net Change In Cash And Cash Equivalents

(35,355)


(1,906)


(18,941)

Foreign Exchange Effects on Cash

(1,316)


(29)


(3,180)

Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning Of Period

62,363


64,298


86,419

Cash and Cash Equivalents - End Of Period

$

25,692


$

62,363


$

64,298

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

FOURTH QUARTER CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



Three Months Ended


March 31,


2014


2013

Operating Activities:

(Amounts in thousands)

Net income

$

49,152


$

162,968

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




Depreciation of property and equipment and amortization of intangible assets

1,773


2,050

Amortization of films and television programs

284,471


307,152

Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

4,332


4,511

Non-cash stock-based compensation

19,448


18,954

Dividend payment from equity method investee

6,230


-

Loss on extinguishment of debt

2,919


278

Equity interests (income) loss

(11,566)


1,173

Deferred income taxes (benefit)

2,641


(87,899)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Restricted cash

31,529


(6,883)

Accounts receivable, net

(47,127)


(133,265)

Investment in films and television programs

(255,139)


(186,401)

Other assets

(2,072)


5,268

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

13,423


(11,163)

Participations and residuals

20,971


5,708

Film obligations

(30,395)


15,626

Deferred revenue

16,088


(40,217)

Net Cash Flows Provided By Operating Activities

106,678


57,860

Investing Activities:




Investment in equity method investees

-


(1,530)

Purchases of property and equipment

(2,683)


(495)

Net Cash Flows Used In Investing Activities

(2,683)


(2,025)

Financing Activities:




Senior revolving credit facility - borrowings

90,001


55,500

Senior revolving credit facility - repayments

(186,501)


(163,500)

Production loans - borrowings

172,834


115,386

Production loans - repayments

(216,489)


(49,466)

Change in restricted cash collateral associated with financing activities

-


12,769

Dividends paid

(6,900)


-

Exercise of stock options

1,103


-

Tax withholding required on equity awards

(8,701)


(11,056)

Net Cash Flows Used In Financing Activities

(154,653)


(40,367)

Net Change In Cash And Cash Equivalents

(50,658)


15,468

Foreign Exchange Effects on Cash

948


(1,293)

Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning Of Period

75,402


48,188

Cash and Cash Equivalents - End Of Period

$

25,692


$

62,363





 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF ANNUAL NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA AND EBITDA, AS ADJUSTED



Year Ended March 31,


2014


2013


2012


(Amounts in thousands)

Net income (loss)

$

152,037


$

232,127


$

(39,118)

   Depreciation and amortization

6,539


8,290


4,276

   Contractual cash based interest

48,960


75,322


62,430

   Noncash interest expense

17,210


18,258


15,681

   Interest and other income

(6,030)


(4,036)


(2,752)

   Income tax provision (benefit)

32,923


(75,756)


4,695

EBITDA

$

251,639


$

254,205


$

45,212







   Gain on sale of asset disposal group

-


-


(10,967)

   Loss on extinguishment of debt

39,572


24,089


967

   Stock-based compensation (1)

72,119


47,665


25,014

   Administrative proceeding

7,500


-


-

   Acquisition related charges

-


2,575


11,957

   Corporate defense charges (2)

-


-


(1,726)

   Non-risk prints and advertising expense

-


1,155


1,095

EBITDA, as adjusted

$

370,830


$

329,689


$

71,552















(1)

The years ended March 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012 include cash settled SARs expense of $10.9 million, $12.0 million, and $15.3 million, respectively.



(2)

The year ended March 31, 2012 includes a benefit for charges associated with a shareholder activist matter of $2.0 million related to a negotiated settlement with a vendor of costs incurred and recorded in fiscal year 2011, and insurance recoveries of related litigation offset by other costs.

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF FOURTH QUARTER NET INCOME TO

EBITDA AND EBITDA, AS ADJUSTED



Three Months Ended


March 31,


2014


2013


(Amounts in thousands)

Net income

$

49,152


$

162,968

   Depreciation and amortization

1,773


2,050

   Contractual cash based interest

9,278


15,520

   Noncash interest expense

4,332


4,511

   Interest and other income

(1,280)


(978)

   Income tax provision (benefit)

5,856


(86,726)

EBITDA

$

69,111


$

97,345





   Loss on extinguishment of debt

2,919


278

   Stock-based compensation (1)

19,920


22,020

   Acquisition related charges

-


548

   Non-risk prints and advertising expense

-


(4,554)

EBITDA, as adjusted

$

91,950


$

115,637












(1)

The three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 include cash settled SARs expense of $0.5 million and $9.7 million, respectively.

EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income tax provision or benefit, and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.

EBITDA, as adjusted represents EBITDA as defined above adjusted for gain on sale of asset disposal group, loss on extinguishment of debt, stock-based compensation, administrative proceeding, acquisition related charges, certain corporate defense and related charges, and non-risk prints and advertising expense. Stock-based compensation represents compensation expenses associated with stock options, restricted share units and cash and equity settled stock appreciation rights ("SARs"). Administrative proceeding represents the settlement of an administrative order. Acquisition related charges represent severance and transaction costs associated with the acquisition of Summit Entertainment. Corporate defense and related charges represent legal fees, other professional fees, and certain other costs associated with a shareholder activist matter. Non-risk prints and advertising expense represents the amount of theatrical marketing expense for third party titles that the Company funded and expensed for which a third party provides a guarantee that such expense will be recouped from the performance of the film (i.e. there is no risk of loss to the company) net of an amount of the estimated amortization of participation expense that would have been recorded if such amount had not been expensed. The amount is subtracted from EBITDA in the three months ended March 31, 2013 because there was no non-risk prints and advertising expense incurred and the amount represents the estimated amortization of participation expense that would have been recorded if such prior period amounts had not been expensed. EBITDA, as adjusted is a non-GAAP financial measure.

Management believes EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted to be a meaningful indicator of our performance that provides useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations. Presentation of EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted are non-GAAP financial measures commonly used in the entertainment industry and by financial analysts and others who follow the industry to measure operating performance. While management considers EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted to be  important measures of comparative operating performance, they should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, net income (loss) and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted do not reflect cash available to fund cash requirements. Not all companies calculate EBITDA or EBITDA, as adjusted in the same manner and the measures as presented may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures presented by other companies.

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF ANNUAL FREE CASH FLOW

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



Year Ended March 31,


2014


2013


2012


(Amounts in thousands)

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities

$

252,512


$

276,119


$

(214,113)

   Purchases of property and equipment

(8,799)


(2,581)


(1,885)

   Net borrowings under and (repayment) of production loans

14,542


6,941


143,131

   Restricted cash held in trust

-


-


(13,992)

Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

258,255


$

280,479


$

(86,859)







 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF FOURTH QUARTER FREE CASH FLOW

TO NET CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES



Three Months Ended


March 31,


2014


2013


(Amounts in thousands)

Net Cash Flows Provided By Operating Activities

$

106,678


$

57,860

   Purchases of property and equipment

(2,683)


(495)

   Net borrowings under and (repayment) of production loans

(43,655)


65,920

Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

60,340


$

123,285





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, less the decrease in restricted cash held in a trust for certain obligations until December 31, 2011. 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 associated with production loans prior to the time the Company actually pays for the film. The Company believes that it is more meaningful to reflect the impact of the payment for these films in its free cash flow when the payments are actually made.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This non-GAAP financial measure is in addition to, not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Management believes this non-GAAP measure provides useful information to investors regarding cash that our operating businesses generate whether classified as operating or financing activity (related to the production of our films) within our GAAP based statement of cash flows, before taking into account cash movements that are non-operational. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure commonly used in the entertainment industry and by financial analysts and others who follow the industry. Not all companies calculate free cash flow in the same manner and the measure as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF ANNUAL EBITDA TO FREE CASH FLOW



Year Ended March 31,


2014


2013


2012


(Amounts in thousands)

EBITDA

$

251,639


$

254,205


$

45,212







   Plus: Amortization of film and television programs

921,289


966,027


603,660

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

(952,727)


(881,415)


(510,092)

   Amortization of (cash paid for) film and television programs in excess of cash paid (amortization)

(31,438)


84,612


93,568







   Plus: Non-cash stock-based compensation

60,492


35,838


9,957

   Plus: Dividend payment from equity method investee

16,079


-


-

   Less: Gain on sale of asset disposal group

-


-


(10,967)

   Plus: Equity interests (income) loss

(24,724)


3,075


(8,412)

   Plus: Loss on extinguishment of debt

39,572


24,089


967







EBITDA adjusted for items above

311,620


401,819


130,325







Changes in other operating assets and liabilities:






   Restricted cash excluding funds held in trust

1,775


1,241


23,644

   Accounts receivable, net

(93,503)


(4,948)


(256,208)

   Other assets

(3,768)


(2,682)


1,298

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

17,628


(50,154)


28,302

   Participations and residuals

59,207


(6,875)


19,813

   Deferred revenue

34,035


28,088


30,969


15,374


(35,330)


(152,182)







   Purchases of property and equipment

(8,799)


(2,581)


(1,885)

   Interest, taxes and other (2)

(59,940)


(83,429)


(63,117)







Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

258,255


$

280,479


$

(86,859)

_________________________






(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

$

(948,082)


$

(890,276)


$

(690,304)

   Change in film obligations

(19,187)


1,920


37,081

   Production loans - borrowings

532,416


378,510


381,856

   Production loans - repayments

(517,874)


(371,569)


(238,725)

   Total cash paid for film and television programs

$

(952,727)


$

(881,415)


$

(510,092)

_________________________






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






   Contractual cash based interest

$

(48,960)


$

(75,322)


$

(62,430)

   Interest and other income

6,030


4,036


2,752

   Current income tax provision

(17,010)


(12,143)


(3,439)

   Total interest, taxes and other

$

(59,940)


$

(83,429)


$

(63,117)







 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF FOURTH QUARTER EBITDA TO FREE CASH FLOW



Three Months Ended


March 31,


2014


2013


(Amounts in thousands)

EBITDA

$

69,111


$

97,345





   Plus: Amortization of film and television programs

284,471


307,152

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

(329,189)


(104,855)

   Amortization of (cash paid for) film and television programs in excess of cash paid (amortization)

(44,718)


202,297





   Plus: Non-cash stock-based compensation

19,448


18,954

   Plus: Dividend payment from equity method investee

6,230


-

   Plus: Equity interests (income) loss

(11,566)


1,173

   Plus: Loss on extinguishment of debt

2,919


278

EBITDA adjusted for items above

41,424


320,047





Changes in other operating assets and liabilities:




   Restricted cash

31,529


(6,883)

   Accounts receivable, net

(47,127)


(133,265)

   Other assets

(2,072)


5,268

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

13,423


(11,163)

   Participations and residuals

20,971


5,708

   Deferred revenue

16,088


(40,217)


32,812


(180,552)





   Purchases of property and equipment

(2,683)


(495)

   Interest, taxes and other (2)

(11,213)


(15,715)





Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

60,340


$

123,285

_________________________




(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

$

(255,139)


$

(186,401)

   Change in film obligations

(30,395)


15,626

   Production loans - borrowings

172,834


115,386

   Production loans - repayments

(216,489)


(49,466)

   Total cash paid for film and television programs

$

(329,189)


$

(104,855)

_________________________




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




   Contractual cash based interest

$

(9,278)


$

(15,520)

   Interest and other income

1,280


978

   Current income tax benefit (provision)

(3,215)


(1,173)

   Total interest, taxes and other

$

(11,213)


$

(15,715)





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 ANNUAL INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES, NET

INCOME (LOSS), BASIC AND DILUTED EPS TO ADJUSTED INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE

INCOME TAXES, ADJUSTED NET INCOME (LOSS), AND ADJUSTED BASIC AND DILUTED EPS



Year Ended March 31, 2014


Income before income taxes


Net income


Basic

EPS*


Diluted EPS*


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)









As reported

$

184,960


$

152,037


$

1.11


$

1.04

   Stock-based compensation (1)

72,119


45,435


0.33


0.29

   Loss on extinguishment of debt (2)

39,572


24,930


0.18


0.16

   Administrative proceeding (3)

7,500


7,500


0.05


0.05

   Tax valuation allowance (4)

-


(12,030)


(0.09)


(0.08)

As adjusted for stock-based compensation, loss on extinguishment of debt, administrative proceeding and valuation allowance

$

304,151


$

217,872


$

1.58


$

1.47


















Year Ended March 31, 2013


Income before income taxes


Net income


Basic
EPS*


Diluted EPS*


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)









As reported

$

156,371


$

232,127


$

1.73


$

1.61

   Stock-based compensation (1)

47,665


30,186


0.22


0.20

   Loss on extinguishment of debt (2)

24,089


15,255


0.11


0.10

   Tax valuation allowance (4)

-


(141,087)


(1.05)


(0.94)

As adjusted for stock-based compensation, loss on extinguishment of debt and valuation allowance

$

228,125


$

136,481


$

1.01


$

0.96


















Year Ended March 31, 2012


Income (loss) before income taxes


Net income (loss)


Basic
EPS*


Diluted EPS*


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)









As reported

$

(34,423)


$

(39,118)


$

(0.30)


$

(0.30)

   Stock-based compensation (1)

25,014


15,841


0.12


0.12

   Loss on extinguishment of debt (2)

967


612


-


-

   Tax valuation allowance (4)

-


9,778


0.07


0.07

As adjusted for stock-based compensation, loss on extinguishment of debt and valuation allowance

$

(8,442)


$

(12,887)


$

(0.10)


$

(0.10)

_________________________








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

 

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF FOURTH QUARTER INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES, NET

INCOME, BASIC AND DILUTED EPS TO ADJUSTED INCOME BEFORE

INCOME TAXES, ADJUSTED NET INCOME, AND ADJUSTED BASIC AND DILUTED EPS



Three Months Ended March 31, 2014


Income before income taxes


Net income


Basic

EPS*


Diluted EPS*


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)









As reported

$

55,008


$

49,152


$

0.35


$

0.33

   Stock-based compensation (1)

19,920


12,550


0.09


0.08

   Loss on extinguishment of debt (2)

2,919


1,839


0.01


0.01

As adjusted for stock-based compensation and loss on extinguishment of debt

$

77,847


$

63,541


$

0.46


$

0.42


















Three Months Ended March 31, 2013


Income before income taxes


Net income


Basic
EPS*


Diluted EPS*


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)









As reported

$

76,242


$

162,968


$

1.20


$

1.10

   Stock-based compensation (1)

22,020


13,945


0.10


0.09

   Loss on extinguishment of debt (2)

278


176


-


0.01

   Tax valuation allowance (4)

-


(87,828)


(0.64)


(0.59)

As adjusted for stock-based compensation, loss on extinguishment of debt and valuation allowance

$

98,540


$

89,261


$

0.66


$

0.61

_________________________








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

Adjusted income (loss) before income taxes, adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted basic and diluted EPS are adjusted for the following items:

(1) Stock-based compensation: Adjustments for stock-based compensation represents compensation expenses associated with stock options, restricted share units, cash and equity settled SARs. The adjustment to net income (loss) is net of the tax impact calculated using the statutory tax rate applicable to each adjustment.

(2) Loss on extinguishment of debt: This adjusts income (loss) before income taxes and net income (loss) to eliminate the loss on extinguishment of debt. The adjustment to net income (loss) is net of the tax impact calculated using the statutory tax rate applicable to each adjustment.

(3) Administrative proceeding: Adjustment for administrative proceeding represents the settlement of an administrative order.

(4) Tax valuation allowance: In order to reflect net income on a comparable basis, we have adjusted all periods to exclude the impact of changes in the valuation allowance from adjusted net income.  A substantial portion of the Company's valuation allowance was reversed in the year ended March 31, 2013 due to the expectation of the realization of the related net deferred tax assets in future tax returns. A further reduction in the valuation allowance related to the Company's Canadian net deferred tax assets was reversed in the year ended March 31, 2014.

Management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors regarding the Company's results as compared to historical periods. The Company uses these measures, among other measures, to evaluate the operating performance of the Company. The Company believes that the adjusted results provide relevant and useful information for investors because they clarify the Company's actual operating performance and allow investors to review our operating performance in the same way as our management. Since these measures are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, they should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for income before income taxes, net income, basic and diluted EPS. Not all companies calculate adjusted income before income taxes, adjusted net income, and adjusted basic and diluted EPS in the same manner and the measures as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

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