Regal Entertainment Group Reports Record Results for 2016 and Declares Quarterly Dividend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor, today announced fourth quarter and full year 2016 results.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016 were $812.6 million compared to total revenues of $848.2 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. Net income attributable to controlling interest in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $53.9 million compared to $55.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Diluted earnings per share(1) was $0.34 for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to $0.35 for the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1) was $0.33 for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to $0.36 for the fourth quarter of 2015. Net cash provided by operating activities was $162.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 and $217.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusted EBITDA(4) was $172.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 and $175.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release.

Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2016 were $3,197.1 million compared to total revenues of $3,127.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Net income attributable to controlling interest in 2016 was $170.4 million compared to $153.4 million in 2015. Diluted earnings per share(1) was $1.09 for 2016 compared to $0.98 for 2015. Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1) was $1.11 for 2016 compared to $1.08 for 2015. Net cash provided by operating activities was $410.5 million for 2016 and $434.4 million for 2015. Adjusted EBITDA(4) was $630.4 million for 2016 and $607.7 million for 2015.

Regal’s Board of Directors also today declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per Class A and Class B common share, payable on March 15, 2017, to stockholders of record on March 3, 2017. 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.

“Our continued focus on delivering a premium movie-going experience to our customers coupled with record industry box office results produced meaningful revenue growth, market share gains and record operating results for Regal in 2016,” stated Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. “Looking ahead, we are excited about near-term opportunities for further growth and a robust and exciting slate of films scheduled for release in the coming years.”

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 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 2016. 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 fourth quarter 2016 results on February 9, 2017 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 website: 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 website 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 # 13625461.

About Regal Entertainment Group:

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, consisting of 7,267 screens in 561 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of December 31, 2016. 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 website at www.REGmovies.com.

     

Regal Entertainment Group

Consolidated Statements of Income Information

For the Fiscal Quarters and Four Quarters Ended 12/31/16 and 12/31/15

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015 Dec. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015
Revenues
Admissions $ 514.9 $ 545.6 $ 2,061.7 $ 2,038.2
Concessions 227.1 241.1 932.6 901.7
Other operating revenues 70.6 61.5 202.8 187.4
Total revenues 812.6 848.2 3,197.1 3,127.3
 
Operating expenses
Film rental and advertising costs 275.3 297.4 1,107.3 1,093.1
Cost of concessions 29.4 29.2 119.5 114.4
Rent expense 106.5 106.4 427.6 421.5
Other operating expenses 230.6 230.8 883.2 863.7
General and administrative expenses (including share-based compensation of $2.2 for each of the quarters ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, and $8.8 and $8.3 for the four quarters ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively) 22.0 23.3 84.6 78.8
Depreciation and amortization 59.6 55.8 230.7 216.8
Net (gain) loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets and other (5.8 ) 3.4 4.8 19.7
Income from operations 95.0 101.9 339.4 319.3
 
Interest expense, net 31.4 33.1 128.1 129.6
Loss on extinguishment of debt 1.4 2.9 5.7
Earnings recognized from NCM (10.6 ) (10.4 ) (29.4 ) (31.0 )
Equity in income of non-consolidated entities and other, net (10.9 ) (12.0 ) (43.9 ) (38.3 )
Income before income taxes 83.7 91.2 281.7 253.3
Provision for income taxes 29.8 36.2 111.2 100.1
Net income 53.9 55.0 170.5 153.2
Noncontrolling interest, net of tax (0.1 ) 0.2
Net income attributable to controlling interest $ 53.9 $ 55.0 $ 170.4 $ 153.4
 
Diluted earnings per share(1) $ 0.34 $ 0.35 $ 1.09 $ 0.98

Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1)

$ 0.33 $ 0.36 $ 1.11 $ 1.08

Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding(2)

157.0 156.6 156.8 156.5
     

Consolidated Summary Balance Sheet Information

(dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

 
As of

December 31, 2016

As of

December 31, 2015

 
Cash and cash equivalents $ 246.5 $ 219.6
Total assets(3) 2,645.7 2,601.6
Total debt 2,340.1 2,342.4
Total stockholders’ deficit of Regal Entertainment Group (839.1 ) (877.8 )
       

 

Operating Data                                                                              

(unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 31, 2016     Dec. 31, 2015 Dec. 31, 2016     Dec. 31, 2015
 
Theatres at period end 561 572 561 572
Screens at period end 7,267 7,361 7,267 7,361
Average screens per theatre 13.0 12.9 13.0 12.9
Attendance (in thousands) 51,840 55,887 210,896 216,706
Average ticket price $ 9.93 $ 9.76 $ 9.78 $ 9.41
Average concessions per patron $ 4.38 $ 4.31 $ 4.42 $ 4.16
     

 

Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Controlling Interest to EBITDA to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

(dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015 Dec. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015
 
Net income attributable to controlling interest $ 53.9 $ 55.0 $ 170.4 $ 153.4
Interest expense, net 31.4 33.1 128.1 129.6
Provision for income taxes 29.8 36.2 111.2 100.1
Depreciation and amortization   59.6   55.8   230.7   216.8
EBITDA(4) 174.7 180.1 640.4 599.9
Interest expense, net (31.4 ) (33.1 ) (128.1 ) (129.6 )
Provision for income taxes (29.8 ) (36.2 ) (111.2 ) (100.1 )
Deferred income taxes 5.3 11.6 2.4 (10.9 )

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

17.6 95.2 (67.4 ) 35.5
Loss on extinguishment of debt 1.4 2.9 5.7
Landlord contributions 18.8 4.7 75.3 32.2
Other items, net 6.0 (4.6 ) (3.8) 1.7
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 162.6 $ 217.7 $ 410.5 $ 434.4
     

Reconciliation of EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA

(dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015 Dec. 31, 2016 Dec. 31, 2015
 
EBITDA(4) $ 174.7 $ 180.1 $ 640.4 $ 599.9
Net (gain) loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets and other (5.8 ) 3.4 4.8 19.7
Share-based compensation expense 2.2 2.2 8.8 8.3
Loss on extinguishment of debt 1.4 2.9 5.7
Earnings recognized from NCM (10.6 ) (10.4 ) (29.4 ) (31.0 )
Cash distributions from NCM 9.7 10.8 34.7 40.0
Cash distributions from other non-consolidated entities 11.9 1.6 12.0 3.6
Noncontrolling interest, net of tax and equity in income of non-consolidated entities and other, net (10.9 ) (12.0 ) (43.8 ) (38.5 )
Adjusted EBITDA(4) $ 172.6 $ 175.7 $ 630.4 $ 607.7
     

 

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

(dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015 Dec. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015
 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 162.6 $ 217.7 $ 410.5 $ 434.4
Capital expenditures (59.8 ) (59.5 ) (214.9 ) (185.7)
Proceeds from asset sales 0.1 3.3 1.4 12.0
Free cash flow(4) $ 102.9 $ 161.5 $ 197.0 $ 260.7
       

 

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

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015 Dec. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015
 
Net income attributable to controlling interest $ 53.9 $ 55.0 $ 170.4 $ 153.4

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of related tax effects of $0.6 and $0 for the quarters ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively, and $1.2 and $2.1 for the four quarters ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

0.8 1.7 3.6

Gain on sale of available for sale securities, net of related tax effects of $0.4 for the four quarters ended December 31, 2016

(0.6 )

Net (gain) loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets and other, net of related tax effects of $(2.3) and $1.3 for the quarters ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively, and $1.9 and $7.8 for the four quarters ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

(3.5 ) 2.1 2.9 11.9
       

Net income attributable to controlling interest, excluding loss on extinguishment of debt, net of related tax effects, gain on sale of available for sale securities, net of related tax effects, and net (gain) loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets and other, net of related tax effects

$ 51.2 $ 57.1 $ 174.4 $ 168.9
 

Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding(2)

157.0 156.6 156.8 156.5

Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1)

$ 0.33 $ 0.36 $ 1.11 $ 1.08
Diluted earnings per share(1) $ 0.34 $ 0.35 $ 1.09 $ 0.98
 

(1) Diluted earnings per share is net income attributable to controlling interest divided by weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding. We have included adjusted diluted earnings per share, which is diluted earnings per share excluding loss on extinguishment of debt, net of related tax effects, gain on sale of available for sale securities, net of related tax effects, and net (gain) loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets and other, net of related tax effects, because we believe it provides investors with a useful industry comparative and is a financial measure used by management to assess the performance of our Company.

 

(2) Represents reported weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding for purposes of computing diluted earnings per share and adjusted diluted earnings per share for the fiscal quarters and four quarters ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015.

 

(3) In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-03, Interest—Imputation of Interest, which intends to simplify the presentation of debt issuance costs. Prior to the issuance of ASU 2015-03, debt issuance costs were reported on the balance sheet as assets and amortized as interest expense. ASU 2015-03 requires that they be presented on the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of the related debt liability. The costs will continue to be amortized to interest expense using the effective interest method. ASU 2015-03 is to be applied retrospectively and is effective for annual periods and interim periods within those annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015.  The Company adopted this guidance during the quarter ended March 31, 2016.  Debt issuance costs associated with long-term debt, net of accumulated amortization, were $25.8 million and $30.7 million as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. The balance sheet as of December 31, 2015 has been recast to reflect the reclassification of debt issuances costs, net of accumulated amortization.

 

(4) Adjusted EBITDA (net income attributable to controlling interest adjusted for interest expense, net, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, net (gain) loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets and other, share-based compensation expense, loss on extinguishment of debt, earnings recognized from NCM, cash distributions from NCM, cash distributions from other non-consolidated entities, and noncontrolling interest, net of tax and equity in income of non-consolidated entities and other, net) was approximately $172.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. We believe EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow provide useful measures of cash flows from operations for our investors because EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow are industry comparative measures of cash flows generated by our operations and because they are financial measures used by management to assess the liquidity and performance of our Company. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow are not measurements of liquidity or performance under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and should not be considered in isolation or construed as a substitute for other operations data or cash flow data prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for purposes of analyzing our liquidity or performance.  In addition, not all funds depicted by EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow are available for management’s discretionary use. For example, a portion of such funds are subject to contractual restrictions and functional requirements to pay debt service, fund necessary capital expenditures and meet other commitments from time to time as described in more detail in the Company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 2016.  EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow, as calculated, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

 

Financial Contact:
Kevin Mead
Regal Entertainment Group
Vice President Investor Relations and Planning
Kevin.Mead@regalcinemas.com
865-925-9685
or
Media Contact:
Ken Thewes
Regal Entertainment Group
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
865-925-9539

Source: Regal Entertainment Group

Upcoming Events

Details on upcoming events are not yet available.

Email Alerts

Regal

©2017 Regal Entertainment Group. All Rights Reserved.