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Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Reports Global Revenues of $715 Million for the First Quarter of 2019


PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2019-- Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the world, today reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

Cinemark Holdings, Inc.’s total revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2019 were $714.7 million compared to $780.0 million for three months ended March 31, 2018. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, admissions revenues were $395.5 million and concession revenues were $251.3 million. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, attendance was 62.3 million patrons, average ticket price was $6.35 and concession revenues per patron increased 5.5% to $4.03.

Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was $32.7 million compared to $62.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was $0.28 compared to $0.53 for three months ended March 31, 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was $152.3 million compared to $193.4 million for three months ended March 31, 2018. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release and at investors.cinemark.com.

“We are pleased to report that our domestic operations again surpassed the North American industry’s year-over-year box office results by a sizeable 450 basis points, extending our outperformance trend to 36 out of the past 41 quarters,” stated Mark Zoradi, Cinemark Chief Executive Officer. “While, as anticipated, industry box office declined in the first quarter based on film release timing, we are extremely optimistic about the potential for another record year considering the strength of content to come. And with the sustained execution of our guest-centric initiatives, Cinemark remains well positioned to capitalize on that content for the remainder of 2019 and beyond.”

As of March 31, 2019, the Company’s aggregate screen count was 6,051 and the Company had commitments to open eleven new theatres and 104 screens during the remainder of 2019 and thirteen new theatres and 126 screens subsequent to 2019.

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About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 547 theatres with 6,051 screens in 41 U.S. states, Brazil, Argentina and 13 other Latin American countries as of March 31, 2019. For more information go to investors.cinemark.com.

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. The “forward-looking statements” include our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about our business and our industry. They include statements relating to future revenues, expenses and profitability, the future development and expected growth of our business, projected capital expenditures, attendance at movies generally or in any of the markets in which we operate, the number or diversity of popular movies released and our ability to successfully license and exhibit popular films, national and international growth in our industry, competition from other exhibitors and alternative forms of entertainment and determinations in lawsuits in which we are defendants. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “expects,” “future” and “intends” and similar expressions which are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements. In evaluating forward-looking statements, you should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section or other sections in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed February 28, 2019. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements and risk factors. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our view only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation, other than as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

       
       
Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
Financial and Operating Summary

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

       
      Three Months Ended
      March 31,
      2019     2018
Statement of income data:                
Revenues                
Admissions     $ 395,540       $ 452,624  
Concession       251,324         261,772  
Other       67,859         65,575  
Total revenues       714,723         779,971  
Cost of operations                
Film rentals and advertising       210,077         240,915  
Concession supplies       43,071         40,824  
Salaries and wages       96,136         93,158  
Facility lease expense       85,613         82,091  
Utilities and other       110,637         109,432  
General and administrative expenses       37,976         42,384  
Depreciation and amortization       64,462         64,395  
Impairment of long-lived assets       5,584         591  
Loss on disposal of assets and other       3,799         3,939  
Total cost of operations       657,355         677,729  
Operating income       57,368         102,242  
Interest expense       (25,141 )       (27,115 )
Loss on debt amendments and refinancing               (1,484 )
Interest income       2,691         2,238  
Foreign currency exchange gain       22         1,378  
Distributions from NCM       4,548         6,358  
Interest expense - NCM       (4,782 )       (4,979 )
Equity in income of affiliates       10,404         8,636  
Income before income taxes       45,110         87,274  
Income taxes       11,917         25,097  
Net income     $ 33,193       $ 62,177  
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests       465         156  
Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc.     $ 32,728       $ 62,021  
Earnings per share attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc.'s common stockholders                
Basic     $ 0.28       $ 0.53  
Diluted     $ 0.28       $ 0.53  
Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted       116,418         116,143  
                     
             
Other Operating Data

(unaudited, in thousands)

             
      As of     As of
      March 31,     December 31,
      2019     2018
Balance sheet data:                
Cash and cash equivalents     $ 425,194     $ 426,222
Theatre properties and equipment, net     $ 1,724,453     $ 1,833,133
Total assets     $ 5,790,748     $ 4,481,838
Long-term debt, including current portion, net of unamortized debt issue costs     $ 1,780,288     $ 1,780,611
Equity     $ 1,463,786     $ 1,456,117
                 
                       
Segment Information

(unaudited, in millions, except per patron data)

                       
      U.S. Operating Segment       International Operating Segment       Consolidated
      Three Months Ended March 31,             Three Months Ended March 31,           Constant

Currency (1)

      Three Months Ended March 31,      
Revenues     2019     2018     % Change       2019     2018     % Change     2019     % Change       2019     2018     % Change
Admissions revenues     $ 308.8     $ 349.3     (11.6 )%       $ 86.7     $ 103.3     (16.1 )%     $ 106.4     3.0 %       $ 395.5     $ 452.6     (12.6 )%
Concession revenues     $ 199.4     $ 203.8     (2.2 )%       $ 51.9     $ 58.0     (10.5 )%     $ 62.7     8.1 %       $ 251.3     $ 261.8     (4.0 )%
Other revenues     $ 46.6     $ 43.3     7.6 %       $ 21.3     $ 22.3     (4.5 )%     $ 27.3     22.4 %       $ 67.9     $ 65.6     3.5 %
Total revenues     $ 554.8     $ 596.4     (7.0 )%       $ 159.9     $ 183.6     (12.9 )%     $ 196.4     7.0 %       $ 714.7     $ 780.0     (8.4 )%
Attendance       38.7       44.6     (13.2 )%         23.6       23.9     (1.3 )%                       62.3       68.5     (9.1 )%
Average ticket price     $ 7.98     $ 7.83     1.9 %       $ 3.67     $ 4.32     (15.0 )%     $ 4.51     4.4 %       $ 6.35     $ 6.61     (3.9 )%
Concession revenues per patron     $ 5.15     $ 4.57     12.7 %       $ 2.20     $ 2.43     (9.5 )%     $ 2.66     9.5 %       $ 4.03     $ 3.82     5.5 %
                                                                                             
                   
      U.S. Operating Segment     International Operating Segment     Consolidated
      Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended
      March 31,     March 31,     March 31,
Cost of Operations     2019     2018     2019     2018     Constant

Currency (1)

2018

    2019     2018
Film rentals and advertising     $ 169.2     $ 192.9     $ 40.9     $ 48.1     $ 50.2     $ 210.1     $ 241.0
Concession supplies     $ 32.0     $ 28.5     $ 11.1     $ 12.3     $ 13.4     $ 43.1     $ 40.8
Salaries and wages     $ 76.8     $ 71.7     $ 19.3     $ 21.4     $ 24.1     $ 96.1     $ 93.1
Facility lease expense     $ 64.9     $ 61.0     $ 20.7     $ 21.1     $ 24.5     $ 85.6     $ 82.1
Utilities and other     $ 79.8     $ 79.0     $ 30.8     $ 30.4     $ 37.8     $ 110.6     $ 109.4
(1)   Constant currency amounts, which are non-GAAP measurements, were calculated using the average exchange rate for the corresponding month for 2018. We translate the results of our international operating segment from local currencies into U.S. dollars using currency rates in effect at different points in time in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Significant changes in foreign exchange rates from one period to the next can result in meaningful variations in reported results. We are providing constant currency amounts for our international operating segment to present a period-to-period comparison of business performance that excludes the impact of foreign currency fluctuations.
     
       
Other Segment Information

(unaudited, in thousands)

       
      Three Months Ended
      March 31,
      2019     2018
Adjusted EBITDA (1)                
U.S.     $ 125,759     $ 155,844
International       26,495       37,586
Total Adjusted EBITDA (1)     $ 152,254     $ 193,430
Capital expenditures                
U.S.     $ 52,339     $ 69,971
International       5,230       10,192
Total capital expenditures     $ 57,569     $ 80,163
(1)   Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before income taxes, interest expense, interest income, foreign currency exchange gain, interest expense – NCM, equity in income of affiliates, loss on debt amendments and refinancing, other cash distributions from equity investees, depreciation and amortization, impairment of long-lived assets, loss on disposal of assets and other, changes in deferred lease expense, amortization of long-term prepaid rents, non-cash rent and share based awards compensation expense, as calculated below. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure commonly used in our industry and should not be construed as an alternative to net income as an indicator of operating performance or as an alternative to cash flow provided by operating activities as a measure of liquidity (as determined in accordance with GAAP). Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. We have included Adjusted EBITDA because we believe it provides management and investors with additional information to measure our performance and liquidity, estimate our value and evaluate our ability to service debt. In addition, we use Adjusted EBITDA for incentive compensation purposes.
     
       
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA

(unaudited, in thousands)

       
      Three Months Ended
      March 31,
      2019     2018
Net income     $ 33,193       $ 62,177  
Add (deduct):                
Income taxes       11,917         25,097  
Interest expense (2)       25,141         27,115  
Other income       (8,335 )       (7,273 )
Loss on debt amendments and refinancing               1,484  
Other cash distributions from equity investees (3)       14,342         12,323  
Depreciation and amortization (2)       64,462         64,395  
Impairment of long-lived assets       5,584         591  
Loss on disposal of assets and other       3,799         3,939  
Non-cash rent (7)       (819 )        
Deferred lease expenses - theatres (2)(4)               (251 )
Deferred lease expenses - projectors (2)(5)               (232 )
Amortization of long-term prepaid rents (2)(4)               639  
Share based awards compensation expense (6)       2,970         3,426  
Adjusted EBITDA     $ 152,254       $ 193,430  
(2)   Amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2019 were impacted by the adoption of ASC Topic 842 and the resulting change in the classification of certain of the Company’s leases.
(3)   Represents cash distributions received from equity investees that were recorded as a reduction of the respective investment balances.
(4)   Non-cash expense included in facility lease expense.
(5)   Non-cash expense included in utilities and other.
(6)   Non-cash expense included in general and administrative expenses.
(7)   The adoption of ASC Topic 842 impacted how the Company amortizes lease related assets and liabilities such as deferred lease expenses, favorable and unfavorable lease intangible assets, long-term prepaid rents and deferred lease incentives. Beginning January 1, 2019, these items are amortized to facility lease expense for theatre operating leases and utilities and other for equipment operating leases.
     

 

Source: Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

Financial Contact :
Chanda Brashears – 972-665-1671 or cbrashears@cinemark.com

Media Contact:
James Meredith – 972-665-1060 or communications@cinemark.com