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Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Reports Record Results for 2016 and Announces a 7.4% Increase in Its Annual Dividend

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2017-- Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the world, today reported results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 and announced that its Board of Directors has increased its cash dividend by 7.4% to $1.16 per share of common stock on an annualized basis, effective immediately. The fourth quarter dividend of $0.29 will be paid on March 20, 2017 to stockholders of record on March 8, 2017.

Cinemark Holdings, Inc.’s total revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2016 were $700.9 million compared to $707.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015. For the three months ended December 31, 2016, admissions revenues were $424.4 million and concession revenues were $237.3 million. Average ticket price was $6.48 and concession revenues per patron was $3.62 for the three months ended December 31, 2016.

Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. for the three months ended December 31, 2016 was $77.0 million compared to $57.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015. The Company recorded a net income tax benefit of $2.2 million during the three months ended December 31, 2016, which was primarily a result of the implementation of a foreign holding and financing structure that increased the Company’s ability to use foreign tax credits that had previously carried a full valuation allowance. Diluted earnings per share for the three months ended December 31, 2016 was $0.66 compared to $0.50 for the three months ended December 31, 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2016 was $168.2 million compared to $174.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release and at investors.cinemark.com.

“It was a banner year for the North American industry box office, achieving its 4th all-time high in the past 5 years,” stated Mark Zoradi, Cinemark’s Chief Executive Officer. “Cinemark’s domestic operations outperformed the North American industry box office by 100 basis points, and globally we set numerous records, including total revenues of nearly $3 billion, net income of $255 million and Adjusted EBITDA of more than $706 million. Furthermore, our ability to increase our dividend, while continuing to actively invest in growth initiatives, is indicative of the consistent strength of our balance sheet, as well as our confidence in Cinemark.”

Cinemark Holdings, Inc.’s total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2016 increased 2.3% to $2,918.8 million from $2,852.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2016, admissions revenues increased 1.3% to $1,789.2 million and concession revenues increased 5.7% to $990.1 million. Average ticket price was $6.23 and concession revenues per patron was $3.45 for the year ended December 31, 2016.

Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2016 was $255.1 million compared to $216.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2016 was $2.19 compared to $1.87 for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2016 increased 3.4% to $706.1 million from $682.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release and at investors.cinemark.com.

As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s aggregate screen count was 5,903 and the Company had commitments to open eight new theatres and 69 screens during 2017 and seven new theatres and 76 screens subsequent to 2017.

Conference Call/Webcast – Today at 8:30 AM ET

Telephone: via 800-374-1346 or 706-679-3149 (for international callers).

Live Webcast/Replay: Available live at investors.cinemark.com. A replay will be available following the call and archived for a limited time.

About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 526 theatres with 5,903 screens in 41 U.S. states, Brazil, Argentina and 13 other Latin American countries as of December 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 23, 2017 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, except per share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31, December 31,

2016

   

2015

2016

   

2015

Statement of Income Data:
Revenues
Admissions $ 424,400 $ 429,758 $ 1,789,137 $ 1,765,519
Concession 237,305 232,780 990,103 936,970
Other   39,213         44,685     139,525         150,120  
Total revenues 700,918 707,223 2,918,765 2,852,609
 
Cost of operations
Film rentals and advertising 229,554 232,334 962,655 945,640
Concession supplies 37,470 34,825 154,469 144,270
Salaries and wages 81,932 78,838 325,765 301,099
Facility lease expense 79,390 77,149 321,294 319,761
Utilities and other 90,420 86,649 355,926 355,801
General and administrative expenses 34,212 40,435 143,355 156,736
Depreciation and amortization 53,197 49,762 209,071 189,206
Impairment of long-lived assets 513 3,846 2,836 8,801
Loss on sale of assets and other   9,474         4,291     20,459         8,143  
Total cost of operations   616,162         608,129     2,495,830         2,429,457  
Operating income 84,756 99,094 422,935 423,152
Interest expense (1) (26,333 ) (27,811 ) (108,313 ) (112,741 )
Loss on debt amendments and refinancing (161 ) (13,445 ) (925 )
Distributions from NCM 4,539 5,040 14,656 18,140
Foreign currency exchange gain (loss) 3,572 1,909 6,455 (16,793 )
Other income   8,731         9,679     38,358         36,834  
Income before income taxes 75,104 87,911 360,646 347,667
Income taxes   (2,183 )       29,676     103,819         128,939  
Net income $ 77,287 $ 58,235 $ 256,827 $ 218,728
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   282         484     1,736         1,859  
Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. $ 77,005       $ 57,751   $ 255,091       $ 216,869  
 
Earnings per share attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc.’s common stockholders:
Basic $ 0.66       $ 0.50   $ 2.19       $ 1.87  
Diluted $ 0.66       $ 0.50   $ 2.19       $ 1.87  
 
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding   115,852         115,463     115,783         115,399  
Other Financial Data:
Adjusted EBITDA (2) $ 168,170       $ 174,752   $ 706,103       $ 682,782  
 
(1) Includes amortization of debt issuance costs.
(2) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, to Adjusted EBITDA is provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release.
   
 
As of
December 31,

2016

   

2015

Balance Sheet Data (unaudited, in thousands):
Cash and cash equivalents $ 561,235 $ 588,539
Theatre properties and equipment, net $ 1,704,536 $ 1,505,069
Total assets $ 4,306,633 $ 4,126,497
Long-term debt, including current portion $ 1,788,112 $ 1,781,335
Equity $ 1,272,960 $ 1,110,813
       
 

Segment Information (1)

(unaudited, in thousands)

 
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31,     December 31,

2016

   

2015

2016

   

2015

Revenues
U.S. $ 553,328 $ 561,626 $ 2,230,693 $ 2,137,733
International 150,361 148,400 701,573 728,735
Eliminations   (2,771 )       (2,803 )       (13,501 )       (13,859 )
Total revenues $ 700,918       $ 707,223       $ 2,918,765       $ 2,852,609  
Adjusted EBITDA
U.S. $ 139,395 $ 144,287 $ 548,413 $ 516,366
International   28,775         30,465         157,690         166,416  
Total Adjusted EBITDA $ 168,170       $ 174,752       $ 706,103       $ 682,782  
Capital expenditures
U.S. $ 67,053 $ 56,131 $ 242,271 $ 223,213
International   29,509         43,244         84,637         108,513  
Total capital expenditures $ 96,562       $ 99,375       $ 326,908       $ 331,726  
 
(1) For additional segment results and discussion, including a presentation of results for our international segment in constant currency, see the “Results of Operations” section of Item 7 in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed February 23, 2017.
 
 
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA
(unaudited, in thousands)
               
Three months ended Year ended
December 31,     December 31,

2016

2015

2016

2015

Net income $ 77,287 $ 58,235 $ 256,827 $ 218,728
Income taxes (2,183 ) 29,676 103,819 128,939
Interest expense 26,333 27,811 108,313 112,741
Other income (12,303 ) (11,588 ) (44,813 ) (20,041 )
Loss on debt amendments and refinancing 161 13,445 925
Other cash distributions from equity investees (2) 12,255 6,348 21,916 19,027
Depreciation and amortization 53,197 49,762 209,071 189,206
Impairment of long-lived assets 513 3,846 2,836 8,801
Loss on sale of assets and other 9,474 4,291 20,459 8,143
Deferred lease expenses – theatres (3) 61 234 (50 ) (874 )
Deferred lease expenses – projectors (4) (242 ) (231 ) (940 ) (932 )
Amortization of long-term prepaid rents (3) 470 460 1,826 2,361
Share based awards compensation expense (5)   3,147         5,908         13,394         15,758  
Adjusted EBITDA (1) $ 168,170       $ 174,752       $ 706,103       $ 682,782  
 
(1) Adjusted EBITDA as calculated in the chart above represents net income before income taxes, interest expense, other income, loss on debt amendments and refinancing, other cash distributions from equity investees, depreciation and amortization, impairment of long-lived assets, loss 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 and year ended December 31, 2015 has been adjusted 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.
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or
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