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Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Reports Record Q1 Results, Including a 19.6% Increase in Adjusted EBITDA to $184.6 Million

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2016-- 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, 2016.

Cinemark Holdings, Inc.’s revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2016 increased 9.2% to $704.9 million from $645.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Admissions revenues increased 8.8% and concession revenues increased 10.9%. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, attendance increased 10.7%, the average ticket price was $6.01 and concession revenues per patron was $3.28.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2016 increased 19.6% to $184.6 million compared to $154.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release.

Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. for the three months ended March 31, 2016 increased 37.6% to $58.5 million compared to $42.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2016 was $0.50 compared to $0.37 for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

“We are very pleased to report first quarter records in various key performance metrics, including our worldwide attendance, admissions and concession revenues, concession per patron, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA margin,” stated Mark Zoradi, Cinemark’s Chief Executive Officer. “The strength of the Hollywood film content drove North American industry box office growth of 12.5%. Cinemark’s domestic admissions revenues surpassed the industry by 160 basis points, marking 26 out of the past 29 quarters of outperformance. Locally-produced films fueled robust attendance growth of nearly 17% in our Latin American operations, reiterating that our industry is more closely tied to film content than economic or political environments.”

As of March 31, 2016, Cinemark operated 516 theatres with 5,840 screens and had commitments to open 11 new theatres with 96 screens during the remainder of 2016 and seven additional new theatres with 74 screens subsequent to 2016.

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About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 516 theatres with 5,840 screens in 41 U.S. states, Brazil, Argentina and 12 other Latin American countries as of March 31, 2016. 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 24, 2016 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. 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)
      Three Months Ended
March 31,

2016

   

2015

Statement of income data:
Revenues
Admissions $ 435,820 $ 400,662
Concession 237,815 214,427
Other   31,234         30,309  
Total revenues 704,869 645,398
 
Cost of operations
Film rentals and advertising 232,914 207,610
Concession supplies 35,903 32,503
Facility lease expense 78,804 79,617
Other theatre operating expenses 156,513 152,629
General and administrative expenses 37,866 37,925
Depreciation and amortization 49,329 45,332
Impairment of long-lived assets 492 794
Gain on sale of assets and other   (1,779 )       (1,450 )
Total cost of operations   590,042         554,960  
Operating income 114,827 90,438
Interest expense (1) (28,059 ) (28,207 )
Loss on early retirement of debt (13,186 ) -
Distributions from NCM 8,543 8,499
Foreign currency gain (loss) 1,886 (8,206 )
Other income   8,494         6,758  
Income before income taxes 92,505 69,282
Income taxes   33,459         26,380  
Net income $ 59,046 $ 42,902
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   521         381  
Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. $ 58,525       $ 42,521  
 

Earnings per share attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc.’s common stockholders:

Basic $ 0.50       $ 0.37  
Diluted $ 0.50       $ 0.37  
 
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding   115,527         115,058  
Other financial data:
Adjusted EBITDA (2) $ 184,647       $ 154,385  
 

(1) Includes amortization of debt issue costs and excludes capitalized interest.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income is provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release.

         

As of
March 31,

As of
December 31,

2016

2015

Balance Sheet Data:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 583,892 $ 588,539
Theatre properties and equipment, net $ 1,525,859 $ 1,505,069
Total assets $ 4,128,715 $ 4,126,497
Long-term debt, including current portion $ 1,802,304 $ 1,781,335
Equity $ 1,150,974 $ 1,110,813
 
     

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2016

   

2015

Other operating data:
Attendance (patrons, in millions):
Domestic 44.5 41.5
International   28.0       24.0
Worldwide   72.5       65.5
 
Average ticket price (in dollars):
Domestic $ 7.58 $ 7.13
International $ 3.51 $ 4.37
Worldwide $ 6.01 $ 6.12
 
Concession revenues per patron (in dollars):
Domestic $ 4.13 $ 3.85
International $ 1.92 $ 2.28
Worldwide $ 3.28 $ 3.27
 
Average screen count (month end average):
Domestic 4,522 4,496
International   1,283       1,181
Worldwide   5,805       5,677
 
 

Segment Information

(unaudited, in thousands)

 
     

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2016

   

2015

Revenues
U.S. $ 543,915 $ 474,295
International 164,175 174,333
Eliminations   (3,221 )       (3,230 )
Total revenues $ 704,869       $ 645,398  
Adjusted EBITDA
U.S. $ 143,633 $ 114,371
International   41,014         40,014  
Total Adjusted EBITDA $ 184,647       $ 154,385  
Capital expenditures
U.S. $ 41,198 $ 74,267
International   6,547         11,480  
Total capital expenditures $ 47,745       $ 85,747  
 
 

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA

(unaudited, in thousands)

     

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2016

   

2015

Net income $ 59,046 $ 42,902
Income taxes 33,459 26,380
Interest expense 28,059 28,207
Other (income) expense (10,380 ) 1,448
Loss on early retirement of debt 13,186 -

Other cash distributions from equity investees(2)

8,086 7,264
Depreciation and amortization 49,329 45,332
Impairment of long-lived assets 492 794
Gain on sale of assets and other (1,779 ) (1,450 )
Deferred lease expenses - theatres(3) (208 ) (468 )
Deferred lease expenses – DCIP equipment (4) (232 ) (235 )
Amortization of long-term prepaid rents (3) 471 713
Share based awards compensation expense (5)   5,118         3,498  
Adjusted EBITDA (1) $ 184,647       $ 154,385  
 

(1) Adjusted EBITDA as calculated in the chart above represents net income before income taxes, interest expense, other (income) expense, loss on early retirement of debt, other cash distributions from equity investees, depreciation and amortization, impairment of long-lived assets, gain on sale of assets and other, changes in deferred lease expense, amortization of long-term prepaid rents and share based awards compensation expense. 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. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents Adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenues.

(2) Represents cash distributions received from equity investees that were recorded as a reduction of the respective investment balances. Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2015 has been recast to reflect a comparable presentation.

(3) Non-cash expense included in facility lease expense.

(4) Non-cash expense included in other theatre operating expenses.

(5) Non-cash expense included in general and administrative expenses.

Source: Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
Financial Contact:
Chanda Brashears, 972-665-1671
cbrashears@cinemark.com
or
Media Contact:
James Meredith, 972-665-1060
communications@cinemark.com