Regal Entertainment Group Reports Results for Fiscal Second Quarter 2013 and Declares Quarterly Divi

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Regal Entertainment Group Reports Results for Fiscal Second Quarter 2013 and Declares Quarterly Dividend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regal Entertainment Group (NYS: RGC) , a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announced fiscal second quarter 2013 results.

Total revenues for the second quarter ended June 27, 2013 were $842.3 million compared to total revenues of $723.3 million for the second quarter ended June 28, 2012. Net income attributable to controlling interest in the second quarter of 2013, which included a $19.4 million after-tax loss on extinguishment of debt, was $36.1 million compared to $37.2 million in the second quarter of 2012. Diluted earnings per share was $0.23 for the second quarter of 2013 compared to $0.24 for the second quarter of 2012. Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1) was $0.36 for the second quarter of 2013 compared to $0.25 for the second quarter of 2012. Adjusted EBITDA(3) was $178.2 million for the second quarter of 2013 and $138.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release.


Regal's Board of Directors also today declared a cash dividend of $0.21 per Class A and Class B common share, payable on September 17, 2013, to stockholders of record on September 9, 2013. The Company intends to pay a regular quarterly dividend for the foreseeable future at the discretion of the Board of Directors depending on available cash, anticipated cash needs, overall financial condition, loan agreement restrictions, future prospects for earnings and cash flows as well as other relevant factors.

"We are pleased to report that a healthy second quarter box office environment combined with the successful integration of our recent acquisitions enabled us to achieve all-time quarterly records in admissions revenue, total revenues and Adjusted EBITDA," stated Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. "We are also encouraged by the early third quarter box office results and remain optimistic about the prospects for the remainder of the year."

Forward-looking Statements:
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, may constitute forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the risk factors contained in the Company's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 25, 2013. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors.

Conference Call:
Regal Entertainment Group management will conduct a conference call to discuss second quarter 2013 results on July 25, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Interested parties can listen to the call live on the Internet through the investor relations section of the Company's Web site: www.REGmovies.com, or by dialing 877-407-0778 (Domestic) and 201-689-8565 (International). Please dial in to the call at least 5 - 10 minutes prior to the start of the call or go to the Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software. When prompted, ask for the Regal Entertainment Group conference call. A replay of the call will be available beginning approximately two hours following the call. Those interested in listening to the replay of the conference call should dial 877-660-6853 (Domestic) or 201-612-7415 (International) and enter conference call ID #405490.

About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYS: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,343 screens in 577 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of June 27, 2013. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.REGmovies.com.

 

Regal Entertainment Group

Consolidated Statements of Income Information

For the Fiscal Quarters and Two Quarters Ended 6/27/13 and 6/28/12


(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 
 Quarter EndedTwo Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013June 28, 2012June 27, 2013June 28, 2012
Revenues
Admissions$571.0$494.7$1,007.6$968.8
Concessions227.7192.6399.5372.6
Other operating revenues43.636.078.066.8
Total revenues842.3723.31,485.11,408.2
 
Operating expenses
Film rental and advertising costs309.9265.3525.8502.1
Cost of concessions31.526.055.449.7
Rent expense104.695.3204.2189.4
Other operating expenses205.4184.0389.0360.8
General and administrative expenses (including share-based compensation of $2.5 and $2.3 for the quarters ended June 27, 2013 and June 28, 2012, respectively, and $4.8 and $4.6 for the two quarters ended June 27, 2013 and June 28, 2012, respectively)19.616.837.632.6
Depreciation and amortization51.045.798.292.6
Net loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets3.22.50.62.5
Income from operations117.187.7174.3178.5
 
Interest expense, net36.634.571.570.5
Earnings recognized from NCM(4.4)(0.6)(14.2)(14.4)
Loss on extinguishment of debt30.730.7
Other, net(8.7)(8.4)(14.2)(11.3)
Income before income taxes62.962.2100.5133.7
Provision for income taxes26.825.042.050.2
Net income36.137.258.583.5
Noncontrolling interest, net of tax0.1
Net income attributable to controlling interest$36.1$37.2$58.6$83.5
 
Diluted earnings per share$0.23$0.24$0.38$0.54
Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1)$0.36$0.25$0.49$0.55

Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding(2)

155.6154.8155.6154.8
 
 

Consolidated Summary Balance Sheet Information

(dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

 
 

As of
June 27, 2013

As of
December 27, 2012

 
Cash and cash equivalents$291.1$109.5
Total assets2,608.42,209.5
Total debt2,314.31,995.2
Total stockholders' deficit of Regal Entertainment Group(696.0)(696.8)
 
 

Operating Data

(unaudited)

 
 Quarter EndedTwo Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013June 28, 2012June 27, 2013June 28, 2012
 
Theatres at period end577519577519
Screens at period end7,3436,5527,3436,552
Average screens per theatre12.712.612.712.6
Attendance (in thousands)62,28154,297111,926108,018
Average ticket price$9.17$9.11$9.00$8.97
Average concessions per patron$3.66$3.55$3.57$3.45
 

Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

(dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

 
Quarter EndedTwo Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013June 28, 2012June 27, 2013June 28, 2012
 
EBITDA$150.5$142.4$270.3$296.8
Interest expense, net(36.6)(34.5)(71.5)(70.5)
Provision for income taxes(26.8)(25.0)(42.0)(50.2)
Deferred income taxes4.01.72.59.4
Changes in operating assets and liabilities25.2(12.0)68.7(0.3)
Loss on extinguishment of debt30.730.7
Other items, net(1.3)(1.2)(2.1)3.7
Net cash provided by operating activities$145.7$71.4$256.6$188.9
 

Reconciliation of EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA

(dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

 
Quarter EndedTwo Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013June 28, 2012June 27, 2013June 28, 2012
 
EBITDA$150.5$142.4$270.3$296.8
Net loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets3.22.50.62.5
Share-based compensation expense2.52.34.84.6
Loss on extinguishment of debt30.730.7
Noncontrolling interest, net of tax and other, net(8.7)(8.4)(14.3)(11.3)
Adjusted EBITDA(3)$178.2$138.8$292.1$292.6
 

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

(dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

 
Quarter EndedTwo Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013June 28, 2012June 27, 2013June 28, 2012
 
Net cash provided by operating activities$145.7$71.4$256.6$188.9
Capital expenditures(24.7)(24.4)(48.6)(35.3)
Proceeds from asset sales0.60.94.11.0
Free cash flow(3)$121.6$47.9$212.1$154.6
 
 

Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Controlling Interest to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 
 Quarter Ended Two Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013June 28, 2012June 27, 2013June 28, 2012
 
Net income attributable to controlling interest$36.1$37.2$58.6$83.5

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of related tax effects

19.4

19.4

Gain on sale of available for sale securities, net of related tax effects(1.6)(1.6)
Net loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets, net of related tax effects1.91.50.4
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