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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Feb 6, 2013 10:39 AM Flag

    TIME WARNER INC. REPORTS FOURTH-QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2012 RESULTS

    TIME WARNER INC. REPORTS FOURTH-QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2012 RESULTS

    Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Highlights

    • Fourth Quarter Adjusted Operating Income grew 16%, driven by record profits at Networks and Film and TV Entertainment

    • Company posted record quarterly Adjusted EPS of $1.17 in the fourth quarter, up 24%

    • Adjusted Operating Income grew 4% in 2012 to $6.1 billion

    • Adjusted EPS rose 13% in 2012 to $3.28

    • Company repurchased 80.4 million shares for $3.3 billion in 2012

    • Board authorized an 11% increase in quarterly dividend and new $4 billion stock repurchase program

    NEW YORK, February 6, 2013 – Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) today reported financial results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2012.

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes said: “In 2012, we had another strong year financially and operationally while we laid the foundation for continued growth. For the year, Adjusted Operating Income grew 4% to a record $6.1 billion, and Adjusted EPS rose 13% to $3.28. And, in the fourth quarter, both our Networks and our Film and TV Entertainment segments achieved record profits, with our overall Adjusted Operating Income up 16% and Adjusted EPS up 24%. Last year, we also continued to successfully execute against our key strategic priorities, which are to invest aggressively in our content, to lead the digital transition of our industries, to expand internationally and to exercise financial discipline in everything we do. That was evident as HBO won more Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards than any other network; TBS was the number one ad-supported cable network in primetime among adults 18-34; TNT had 5 of the top 10 original programs on ad-supported cable; CNN won election night; Warner Bros. Television again produced more primetime hits than any other studio; Warner Bros. achieved global success and acclaim with films like The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Argo; and Time Inc. increased its market share in a difficult publishing environment.”

    Mr. Bewkes continued: “At the same time, we continued to expand our TV Everywhere offerings at Turner and HBO, put the full weight of Warner Bros. behind the UltraViolet home entertainment industry standard for storing digital movies in the cloud and launched digital subscriptions for Time Inc.’s domestic magazines on all major tablet platforms. We also continued to return capital to our stockholders, paying over $1 billion in dividends in 2012 and buying back $3.3 billion of our stock. Reinforcing our commitment to return capital and our confidence in our continued growth, this morning we announced that Time Warner’s board authorized a new $4 billion repurchase program beginning with purchases made in January 2013 and an 11% increase in our dividend.”

    Full-Year Company Results

    Full-year Revenues decreased 1% from 2011 to $28.7 billion, as growth at the Networks segment was more than offset by declines at the Film and TV Entertainment and Publishing segments. Adjusted Operating Income rose 4% from 2011, to $6.1 billion, due to growth at the Networks segment, partially offset by

    declines at the Publishing and Film and TV Entertainment segments. Operating Income increased 2% from 2011 to $5.9 billion. Adjusted Operating Income and Operating Income margins were 21% in 2012, up from 20% in 2011.

    The Company posted 2012 Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Common Share (“Adjusted EPS”) of $3.28, up 13% from $2.89 in the prior year. Diluted Income per Common Share was $3.09 compared to $2.71 in 2011.

    In 2012, Cash Provided by Operations from Continuing Operations reached $3.5 billion, and Free Cash Flow totaled $2.9 billion. As of December 31, 2012, Net Debt was $17.0 billion, up from $16.0 billion at the end of 2011, due to the funding of share repurchases and dividends, partially offset by the generation of Free Cash Flow and proceeds from the exercise of stock options.

    Fourth-Quarter Company Results

    In the fourth quarter of 2012, Revenues were essentially flat at $8.2 billion, as growth at the Networks segment was offset by declines at the Film and TV Entertainment and Publishing segments. Adjusted Operating Income increased 16%, to $2.0 billion, in the quarter due to growth at the Networks and Film and TV Entertainment segments, partially offset by a decline at the Publishing segment. Operating Income increased 21% to $2.0 billion. Adjusted Operating Income and Operating Income margins were 24% and 25% for the fourth quarter of 2012, respectively, compared to 21% and 20%, respectively, in the prior year period.

    The Company posted Adjusted EPS of $1.17, up 24% from $0.94 for the year-ago quarter. Diluted Income per Common Share was $1.21 compared to $0.76 in the prior year quarter.

    Refer to “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this release for a discussion of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this release and the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

    Stock Repurchase Program Update

    From January 1, 2012 through February 1, 2013, the Company repurchased approximately 84 million shares of common stock for approximately $3.5 billion. These amounts reflect the purchase of approximately 24 million shares of common stock for approximately $1.1 billion since the amounts reported in the Company’s third quarter earnings release issued on November 7, 2012.

    In January 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a total of $4 billion in share repurchases beginning January 1, 2013, which replaces the amount remaining under the prior authorization.

    Regular Quarterly Dividend

    On February 5, 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors increased the Company’s regular quarterly dividend by 11% to $0.2875 per share.

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