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Cineplex Inc. Reports Record Third Quarter Results

TORONTO , Nov. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - (CGX.TO) - Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") today released its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30 , 2018.  Unless otherwise specified, all amounts are in Canadian dollars.

Cineplex (CNW Group/Cineplex)

Third Quarter Results






2018

2017

Period over Period

Change (i)

Total revenues

$

386.7

million

$

370.4

million

4.4%

Theatre attendance

17.2

million

16.8

million

2.6%

Net income

$

10.2

million

$

17.2

million

-40.7%

Box office revenues per patron ("BPP") (ii)

$

10.07


$

9.81


2.7%

Concession revenues per patron ("CPP") (ii)

$

6.25


$

6.01


4.0%

Adjusted EBITDA (ii)

$

53.4

million

$

58.8

million

-9.3%

Adjusted EBITDA margin (ii)

13.8

%

15.9

%

-2.1%

Adjusted free cash flow (ii)

$

36.5

million

$

37.9

million

-3.7%

Adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex ("Share") (ii)

$

0.576


$

0.597


-3.5%

Earnings per Share ("EPS") - basic

$

0.16


$

0.27


-40.7%

EPS excluding change in fair value of financial instrument - basic (ii)

$

0.16


$

0.24


-33.3%

EPS - diluted

$

0.16


$

0.27


-40.7%

EPS excluding change in fair value of financial instrument - diluted (ii)

$

0.16


$

0.24


-33.3%


Year to Date Results






2018

2017

Period over Period

Change (i)

Total revenues

$

1,186.6

million

$

1,128.8

million

5.1%

Theatre attendance

52.3

million

52.8

million

-1.1%

Net income

$

49.8

million

$

41.6

million

19.8%

Box office revenues per patron ("BPP") (ii)

$

10.37


$

10.04


3.3%

Concession revenues per patron ("CPP") (ii)

$

6.31


$

5.90


6.9%

Adjusted EBITDA (ii)

$

174.7

million

$

156.3

million

11.8%

Adjusted EBITDA margin (ii)

14.7

%

13.8

%

0.9%

Adjusted free cash flow (ii)

$

118.7

million

$

99.3

million

19.6%

Adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex ("Share") (ii)

$

1.874


$

1.563


19.9%

Earnings per Share ("EPS") - basic

$

0.79


$

0.66


19.7%

EPS excluding change in fair value of financial instrument - basic (ii)

$

0.79


$

0.62


27.4%

EPS - diluted

$

0.79


$

0.66


19.7%

EPS excluding change in fair value of financial instrument - diluted (ii)

$

0.79


$

0.62


27.4%


i.

Period over period change calculated based on thousands of dollars except percentage and per share values.  Changes in percentage amounts are calculated as 2018 value less 2017 value.

ii. 

Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex, BPP, CPP and EPS excluding change in fair value of financial instrument items are measures that do not have a standardized meaning under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").  These measures as well as other Non-GAAP financial measures reported by Cineplex are defined in the 'Non-GAAP Financial Measures' section at the end of this news release.

 

"The film exhibition business continued to show growth during the third quarter. The strong film slate resulted in a 2.6% increase in theatre attendance - our second consecutive quarterly theatre attendance increase - and contributed to a third quarter total revenue increase of 4.4%," said Ellis Jacob , President and CEO, Cineplex. "Despite growth as a result of our diversification strategy, adjusted EBITDA decreased 9.3% to $53.4 million primarily as a result of an $8.4 million increase in share-based compensation expenses, due to the share price increase during the quarter, and $1.0 million in restructuring charges, coupled with a decline in media revenue."

"Box Office revenue increased 5.3% to $173.3 million and food service revenue increased 8.0% to a third quarter record of $115.6 million during the period with BPP of $10.07 and CPP of $6.25 , both representing third quarter records. Media revenue decreased 16.0% to $33.5 million , primarily due to a decline in cinema advertising due to the cyclical nature of the business and timing of campaigns. Amusement revenue increased 10.0% to $53.8 million , primarily due to increases at The Rec Room and an increase in P1AG's revenue in the United States .

Key accomplishments during the third quarter included the opening of two new theatres; we announced plans to roll out additional 4DX locations across Canada ; and CDM was selected to deploy, maintain and operate a network of digital menu boards for Subway locations across Europe . On the Virtual Reality front, we announced an exclusive expansion agreement with The VOID and made a significant investment in a partnership with VRstudios as we continue to increase our VR footprint within Canada .

On November 13, 2018 , Cineplex entered into amended and extended credit facilities. The amendment includes an increased and extended five-year term revolving component, an extended seven year non-revolving component and additional flexibility in the permitted use of funds.  The amended facilities total $800.0 million comprised of a $150.0 million seven-year senior secured non-revolving term credit facility and a $650.0 million five-year senior secured revolving credit facility.

With the Canadian box office up 36% in October and our strongest October box office ever, we are encouraged by the outlook of film product for the remainder of the year and the ongoing growth in The Rec Room and our other businesses. Coupled with our focus on cost control, we are confident that we are positioning the company for success in the future."

KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2018

The following describes certain key business initiatives undertaken and results achieved during the third quarter of 2018 in each of Cineplex's core business areas:

FILM ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTENT

Theatre Exhibition

  • Reported third quarter box office revenues of $173.3 million , an increase of $8.8 million (5.3%) from the $164.5 million reported in the prior year period due to a 2.6% increase in theatre attendance and the growth in BPP.
  • BPP was $10.07 , a third quarter record for Cineplex, $0.26 (2.7%) higher than $9.81 reported during the prior year period.
  • Opened Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP in Pickering, Ontario , an 11 screen theatre featuring all recliner seating as well as an UltraAVX screen, D-BOX Motion Seats, 4 VIP auditoriums and Ontario's first location of the Cineplex Clubhouse, an auditorium designed for children and their families.
  • Opened Cineplex Cinemas Seton and VIP in Calgary, Alberta , an 11 screen theatre featuring all recliner seating as well as an UltraAVX screen and D-BOX Motion Seats along with 4 VIP auditoriums.
  • Opened the second VIP cinema in Edmonton, Alberta featuring 4 VIP auditoriums at Cineplex Cinemas North Edmonton and VIP.
  • Cineplex, in partnership with CJ 4DPLEX, announced a new agreement that will expand the 4DX experience to as many as 13 additional Cineplex locations across Canada .


Theatre Food Service

  • Reported third quarter theatre food service revenues of $107.5 million , an increase of $6.8 million (6.7%) from the prior year period as a result of the increase in theatre attendance and higher CPP.
  • CPP was $6.25 , a third quarter record for Cineplex, $0.24 (4.0%) higher than $6.01 reported during the prior year period.
  • During the quarter, Cineplex added alcohol beverage service to an additional 4 theatres now totalling 20 excluding VIP.


Alternative Programming

  • Alternative Programming (Cineplex Events) featured André Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert, the stage musical An American In Paris and the documentary Rachel Hollis presents: Made for More.
  • Featured numerous strong performing international films, including Hindi, Punjabi and Filipino films with The Hows Of Us becoming the highest grossing Filipino title in Cineplex history.


Digital Commerce

  • Cineplex.com registered a 2.2% increase in visits during the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same prior year period.
  • Online and mobile ticketing represented 24.8% of total admission during the third quarter, up from 20.2% in in the prior year period.
  • Cineplex Store registered a 90% increase in device activations over the prior year period, and a 37% increase in registered users.
  • Cineplex launched the new Cineplex mobile app which improves customer experience through simplified ticket purchases, digital tickets for paperless entry and mobile food and beverage ordering in VIP auditoriums.


MEDIA

  • Reported third quarter total media revenues of $33.5 million , a decrease of $6.4 million (16.0%) compared to the prior year period.


Cinema Media

  • Reported third quarter revenues of $20.3 million , compared to $27.4 million in the prior year period, a decrease of 26.0% primarily due to decreases in Show-time and pre-show advertising as a result of the timing of corporate campaigns in the beverage and electronic and technology industries. Declines in the automotive industry and the government sector also contributed to the decrease.


Digital Place-Based Media

  • Reported third quarter revenues of $13.2 million , an increase of $0.7 million (6.0%) compared to the prior year period due to an expanded client base which contributed to increased project installation and other digital services revenues primarily due to A&W and Citizen's Bank.
  • Chosen to deploy, maintain and operate a complex merchandising network of digital menu boards for Subway Europe ("Subway") at locations across Europe . Cineplex will work with Subway to provide ongoing strategic content, consulting services and marketing initiatives to over 5,400 locations.


AMUSEMENT AND LEISURE

  • Announced a strategic partnership with VRstudios Inc. ("VRstudios"), the largest provider of turn-key, location-based virtual reality solutions. Cineplex acquired a 34.7% interest in VRstudios for $4.7 million . The agreement also includes a commercial partnership which will provide expansion opportunities in North America and internationally.
  • Announced a new exclusive expansion agreement with The VOID that provides Cineplex with the exclusive rights to operate The VOID concept in Canada . Cineplex plans to open a minimum of five VOID Experience Centres over the coming years, with the second location in Canada opened in the West Edmonton mall location of The Rec Room featuring Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.


Amusement Solutions

  • Reported an all-time quarterly record with revenues of $45.7 million , an increase of $1.0 million (2.3%) over the prior year period as a result of an increase in route revenues in the United States .


Location-based Entertainment

  • The Rec Room reported third quarter revenue of $16.8 million which included food service revenues of $8.0 million and amusement revenues of $8.1 million .


eSports

  • WGN held the Rocket League Canadian Challenge Finals on August 19 at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, Ontario .
  • WGN announced it will be hosting the national World Electronic Sports Games ("WESG") events, the world's only Olympic-style eSports tournament, via online qualifiers and will host live finals for both the United States and Canada . The Canadian WESG qualifying finals will be held on October 26-28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The US finals will be held on November 9-11 in Huntington Beach, California .


LOYALTY

  • Membership in the SCENE loyalty program increased by 0.2 million members in the period, reaching 9.4 million at September 30, 2018 .
  • SCENE and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. ("MLSE") recently launched the first campaign to bring MLSE's iconic Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors teams to SCENE members, with access to "money can't buy" experiences and tickets that will engage sports-loving SCENE members.


CORPORATE

  • Continued to execute the cost reduction program which was announced during the second quarter, incurring an additional $1.0 million during the third quarter ( $4.8 million year to date).
  • Cineplex was once again the entertainment sponsor for WE Day and WE Day Family which was held at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario .


OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Total revenues

Total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2018 , increased $16.3 million (4.4%) to $386.7 million as compared to the prior year period.  Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 increased $57.9 million (5.1%) to $1.2 billion as compared to the prior year period. A discussion of the factors affecting the changes in box office, food service, media, amusement and other revenues for the period is provided below.

Non-GAAP measures discussed throughout this news release, including adjusted EBITDA, adjusted free cash flow, theatre attendance, BPP, premium priced product, same theatre metrics, CPP, film cost percentage, food service cost percentage and concession margin per patron are defined and discussed in the Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.

Box office revenues

The following table highlights the movement in box office revenues, theatre attendance and BPP for the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars, except theatre attendance reported in thousands of patrons and per patron amounts, unless otherwise noted):




Box office revenues

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Box office revenues

$

173,278

$

164,493

5.3%

$

541,892

$

530,557

2.1%

Theatre attendance (i)

17,208

16,766

2.6%

52,280

52,843

-1.1%

Box office revenue per patron (i)

$

10.07

$

9.81

2.7%

$

10.37

$

10.04

3.3%

BPP excluding premium priced product (i)

$

8.72

$

8.40

3.8%

$

8.85

$

8.52

3.9%

Canadian industry revenues (ii)



7.2%



3.5%

Same theatre box office revenues (i)

$

170,322

$

164,055

3.8%

$

537,549

$

529,121

1.6%

Same theatre attendance (i)

16,962

16,707

1.5%

51,896

52,662

-1.5%

% Total box from premium priced product (i)

41.2%

43.8%

-2.6%

43.9%

46.7%

-2.8%

(i) See Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.

(ii) Source: Gross box office receipts (inclusive of all taxes) from The Movie Theatre Association of Canada industry data adjusted for calendar quarter dates.





Box office continuity

Third Quarter

Year to Date


Box Office

Theatre

Attendance

Box Office

Theatre

Attendance

2017 as reported

$

164,493

16,766

$

530,557

52,843

Same theatre attendance change

2,503

255

(7,704)

(766)

Impact of same theatre BPP change

3,764

16,132

New and acquired theatres (i)

2,961

245

3,603

297

Disposed and closed theatres (i)

(443)

(58)

(696)

(94)

2018 as reported

$

173,278

17,208

$

541,892

52,280

(i) See Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.  Represents theatres opened, acquired, disposed or closed
subsequent to the start of the prior year comparative period.


Third Quarter






Third Quarter 2018 Top Cineplex Films

3D

% Box

Third Quarter 2017 Top Cineplex Films

3D

% Box

1

Mission: Impossible Fallout

11.9%

1

Spider-Man: Homecoming

13.8%

2

Ant-Man And The Wasp

7.6%

2

It


10.1%

3

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

6.9%

3

Despicable Me 3

9.1%

4

Crazy Rich Asians


6.8%

4

Dunkirk


9.1%

5

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

6.7%

5

War For The Planet Of The Apes

5.4%


Box office revenues increased $8.8 million , or 5.3%, to $173.3 million during the period, compared to $164.5 million reported in the third quarter in 2017. The increase was due to a 2.6% increase in theatre attendance to 17.2 million guests and the higher BPP. The theatre attendance increase was due to the stronger film slate in the third quarter of 2018 compared the third quarter of 2017.

BPP for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was $10.07 , a $0.26 increase (2.7%) from the prior year period, setting a third quarter record for Cineplex. The increase in BPP was due to price increases in selective markets as compared to the prior year.

Year to Date







Year to Date 2018 Top Cineplex Films

3D

% Box

Year to Date 2017 Top Cineplex Films

3D

% Box

1

Avengers: Infinity War

8.3%

1

Beauty and the Beast

6.5%

2

Black Panther

8.1%

2

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

5.3%

3

Incredibles 2

5.4%

3

Wonder Woman

4.7%

4

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

4.5%

4

Spider-Man: Homecoming

4.3%

5

Deadpool 2


4.1%

5

Logan


3.2%


Box office revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $541.9 million , an increase of $11.3 million or 2.1% over the prior year due to the higher BPP in the current year period compared to the 2017 period more than offsetting the 1.1% decrease in theatre attendance period over period.

Cineplex's BPP for the period increased $0.33 , or 3.3%, from $10.04 in the prior year period to $10.37 in the current period. This increase was due to price increases in selective markets as compared to the prior year period.

Food service revenues

The following table highlights the movement in food service revenues, theatre attendance and CPP for the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars, except theatre attendance and same theatre attendance reported in thousands of patrons and per patron amounts):




Food service revenues

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Food service - theatres

$

107,519

$

100,737

6.7%

$

329,718

$

311,978

5.7%

Food service - The Rec Room

8,038

6,292

27.7%

25,057

10,384

141.3%

Total food service revenues

$

115,557

$

107,029

8.0%

$

354,775

$

322,362

10.1%








Theatre attendance (i)

17,208

16,766

2.6%

52,280

52,843

-1.1%

CPP (i) (ii)

$

6.25

$

6.01

4.0%

$

6.31

$

5.90

6.9%

Same theatre food service revenues (i)

$

105,150

$

100,468

4.7%

$

326,466

$

311,163

4.9%

Same theatre attendance (i)

16,962

16,707

1.5%

51,896

52,662

-1.5%








(i) See Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.

(ii) Food service revenue from The Rec Room is not included in the CPP calculation.





Theatre food service revenue continuity

Third Quarter

Year to Date


Theatre Food

Service

Theatre

Attendance

Theatre Food

Service

Theatre

Attendance

2017 as reported

$

100,737

16,766

$

311,978

52,843

Same theatre attendance change

1,533

255

(4,531)

(766)

Impact of same theatre CPP change

3,149

19,834

New and acquired theatres (i)

2,365

245

2,817

297

Disposed and closed theatres (i)

(265)

(58)

(380)

(94)

2018 as reported

$

107,519

17,208

$

329,718

52,280

(i) See Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.  Represents theatres opened, acquired, disposed or closed subsequent to the start of the prior year comparative period.


Third Quarter

Food service revenues are comprised primarily of concession revenues, which includes food service sales at theatre locations and food and beverage sales at The Rec Room. Food service revenues increased $8.5 million or 8.0% in part as a result of the operations of The Rec Room which contributed $8.0 million and an increase of $6.8 million (6.7%) to $107.5 million in theatre food service revenues, a third quarter record. The increase in theatre food service revenues was due to the 2.6% increase in theatre attendance and the higher CPP.

CPP increased 4.0% to $6.25 , a third quarter record for Cineplex. Expanded offerings outside of core food service products, including offerings at Cineplex's VIP Cinemas and Outtakes locations, increased alcohol beverage service and price increases have resulted in higher average transaction values, resulting in the higher CPP in the period. In addition, the CPP was positively impacted by the program change to offer SCENE points instead of the 10% discount in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Year to Date

Food service revenues increased $32.4 million , or 10.1% as compared to the prior year, due to the 6.9% increase in CPP and $25.1 million contributed by The Rec Room partially offset by the impact of a 1.1% decrease in theatre attendance. The CPP of $6.31 is the highest CPP Cineplex has reported through the first nine months of any year.

While programs including the SCENE offers provided on food service purchases reduce individual CPP, Cineplex believes that this loyalty program drives incremental visits and food service purchases, resulting in higher overall food service revenues.

Media revenues

The following table highlights the movement in media revenues for the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars):




Media revenues

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Cinema media

$

20,292

$

27,409

-26.0%

$

68,545

$

72,965

-6.1%

Digital place-based media

13,195

12,453

6.0%

38,246

37,390

2.3%

Total media revenues

$

33,487

$

39,862

-16.0%

$

106,791

$

110,355

-3.2%


Third Quarter

Total media revenues decreased $6.4 million (16.0%) to $33.5 million in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the prior year period. The decrease was primarily due to decreases in Show-time and pre-show advertising as a result of declines in the automotive industry and the government sector. Timing of corporate campaigns in the beverage and electronic and technology industries also contributed to the decline. The decrease to cinema media was partially offset by higher digital place-based media revenue as a result of increased project installation and other digital services revenues.

Year to Date

Total media revenues decreased $3.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the prior year period.  The decrease resulted from a $4.4 million decrease in Cinema media due to lower Show-time and pre-show theatre advertising partially offset by a $0.9 million increase in digital place-based media revenues due to higher project installation revenue.

Year to date, digital place-based media added 498 new locations (an increase of 3.9%) for a total of 13,424 locations as at September 30, 2018 .

Amusement Revenues

The following table highlights the movement in amusement revenues for the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars):




Amusement revenues

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Amusement - P1AG excluding Cineplex exhibition and The Rec Room (i)

$

42,820

$

41,986

2.0%

$

122,179

$

120,049

1.8%

Amusement - Cineplex exhibition (i)

2,880

2,681

7.4%

7,967

8,087

-1.5%

Amusement - The Rec Room

8,138

4,273

90.5%

22,174

7,905

180.5%

Total amusement revenues

$

53,838

$

48,940

10.0%

$

152,320

$

136,041

12.0%

(i) Cineplex receives a venue revenue share on games revenues earned at in-theatre game rooms and XSCAPE Entertainment Centres.  Amusement - Cineplex exhibition reports the total of this venue revenue share which is consistent with the historical presentation of Cineplex's amusement revenues.  Amusement - P1AG excluding Cineplex exhibition and The Rec Room reflects P1AG's gross amusement revenues, net of the venue revenue share paid to Cineplex reflected in Amusement - Cineplex exhibition above.


Third Quarter

Amusement revenues increased 10.0%, or $4.9 million , to $53.8 million in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the prior year period due to an increase in route revenue in the United States as a result of the Cinemark agreement signed in the second quarter of 2018 and strong growth in revenue from the additional The Rec Room locations.

Year to Date

For the year to date period, amusement revenues increased 12.0% or $16.3 million , to $152.3 million compared to the prior year period due to the acquisition of Dandy Amusements International Inc. ("Dandy") in the second quarter of 2017 and the agreement signed with Cinemark in the second quarter of 2018 resulting in increased route revenue in the United States and strong growth in revenue from the additional locations of The Rec Room as compared to the prior year period.

Other revenues

The following table highlights the other revenues which includes revenues from the Cineplex Store, promotional activities, screenings, private parties, corporate events, breakage on gift card sales and revenues from management fees for the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars):




Other revenues

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Other revenues

$

10,555

$

10,124

4.3%

$

30,862

$

29,459

4.8%


Film cost

The following table highlights the movement in film cost and the film cost percentage for the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars, except film cost percentage):




Film cost

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Film cost

$

90,213

$

83,268

8.3%

$

287,763

$

278,025

3.5%

Film cost percentage (i)

52.1%

50.6%

1.4%

53.1%

52.4%

0.7%

(i) See Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.


Third Quarter

Film cost varies primarily with box office revenues and can vary from quarter to quarter usually based on the relative strength of the titles exhibited during the period. This is due to film cost terms varying by title and distributor. Film cost percentage during the third quarter of 2018 was 52.1%, a 1.5% increase from the prior year period due to the top films in the third quarter of 2018 having higher settlement rates compared to the historically low prior year period.

Year to Date

The year to date increase in film cost expense was due to a combination of the 0.7% increase in the film cost percentage and the higher box office revenues in the current period compared to the prior year period. The increase in film cost percentage is attributable to the top films in the current period having higher settlement rates compared to the prior year period.

Cost of food service

The following table highlights the movement in cost of food service and food service cost as a percentage of food service revenues ("concession cost percentage") for the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars, except percentages and margins per patron):




Cost of food service

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Cost of food service - theatre

$

21,993

$

21,697

1.4%

$

67,196

$

69,172

-2.9%

Cost of food service - The Rec Room

2,264

1,972

14.8%

6,857

3,331

105.9%

Total cost of food service

$

24,257

$

23,669

2.5%

$

74,053

$

72,503

2.1%








Theatre concession cost percentage (i)

20.5%

21.5%

-1.0%

20.4%

22.2%

-1.8%

The Rec Room food cost percentage (i)

28.2%

31.3%

-3.1%

27.4%

32.1%

-4.7%

Theatre concession margin per patron (i)

$

4.97

$

4.71

5.5%

$

5.02

$

4.59

9.4%

(i) See Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.


Third Quarter

Cost of food service at the theatres varies primarily with theatre attendance as well as the quantity and mix of offerings sold.  Cost of food service at The Rec Room varies primarily with the volume of guests who visit the location as well as the quantity and mix between food and beverage items sold.

The increase in the theatre cost of food service as compared to the prior year period was primarily due to the higher food service revenues in the third quarter of 2018, partially offset by a decrease in the theatre concession cost percentage from 21.5% in the prior year period to 20.5% in 2018.

The theatre concession margin per patron increased 5.5% from $4.71 in the third quarter of 2017 to $4.97 in the same period in 2018, reflecting the impact of the higher CPP during the period and the lower concession cost percentage.

The increase in The Rec Room cost of food service as compared to the prior year period was due to the higher food service revenues as a result of the increase in operating locations. The decrease of 3.1% in The Rec Room food cost percentage during the quarter compared to the prior period was due to improved cost management as new locations opened.

Year to Date

The decrease in the theatre cost of food service as compared to the prior year period was due to the decrease in the concession cost percentage partially offset by the higher theatre food service revenues. The theatre concession margin per patron increased from $4.59 in the prior year period to $5.02 in the current period, reflecting the impact of the higher CPP in the current period and lower concession cost percentage.

The increase in The Rec Room cost of food service as compared to the prior year period was due to the higher food service revenues as a result of the increase in operating locations.  The 4.7% decrease in the The Rec Room food cost percentage was due to improved cost management with the rollout of new locations.

Depreciation and amortization

The following table highlights the movement in depreciation and amortization expenses during the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars):




Depreciation and amortization expenses

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Depreciation of property, equipment and leaseholds

$

29,434

$

26,110

12.7%

$

84,924

$

75,663

12.2%

Amortization of intangible assets and other

4,165

4,503

-7.5%

12,129

12,863

-5.7%

Depreciation and amortization expenses as reported

$

33,599

$

30,613

9.8%

$

97,053

$

88,526

9.6%


The quarterly and year to date increase in depreciation of property, equipment and leaseholds of $3.3 million and $9.3 million respectively was primarily due to the investments in amusement and leisure businesses, including The Rec Room.

The quarterly and year to date decrease in amortization of intangible assets and other as compared to the prior  year periods is due to certain assets being fully amortized net of the impact of amortization of additions to intangible assets.

Loss on disposal of assets

The following table shows the movement in the loss on disposal of assets during the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars):




Loss on disposal of assets

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change












Loss on disposal of assets

$

783

$

275

184.7%

$

1,633

$

337

384.6%


Other costs

Other costs include three main sub-categories of expenses; theatre occupancy expenses, which capture the rent and associated occupancy costs for Cineplex's theatre operations; other operating expenses, which include the costs related to running Cineplex's film entertainment and content, media, as well as amusement and leisure; and general and administrative expenses, which includes costs related to managing Cineplex's operations, including head office expenses. Please see the discussions below for more details on these categories.

The following table highlights the movement in other costs for the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars):




Other costs

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Theatre occupancy expenses

$

53,161

$

52,320

1.6%

$

157,847

$

156,897

0.6%

Other operating expenses

147,750

143,375

3.1%

438,319

414,310

5.8%

General and administrative expenses

18,033

9,067

98.9%

54,004

51,082

5.7%

Total other costs

$

218,944

$

204,762

6.9%

$

650,170

$

622,289

4.5%


Theatre occupancy expenses

The following table highlights the movement in theatre occupancy expenses for the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars):




Theatre occupancy expenses

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Rent

$

35,023

$

34,882

0.4%

$

104,216

$

103,853

0.3%

Other occupancy

18,484

17,802

3.8%

55,857

54,273

2.9%

One-time items (i)

(346)

(364)

-4.9%

(2,226)

(1,229)

81.1%

Total

$

53,161

$

52,320

1.6%

$

157,847

$

156,897

0.6%

(i) One-time items include amounts related to both theatre rent and other theatre occupancy costs.  They are isolated here to illustrate Cineplex's theatre rent and other theatre occupancy costs excluding these one-time, non-recurring items.





Theatre occupancy continuity

Third Quarter

Year to Date


Occupancy

Occupancy

2017 as reported

$

52,320

$

156,897

Impact of new and acquired theatres

308

518

Impact of disposed theatres

(226)

(214)

Same theatre rent change (i)

228

310

One-time items

17

(997)

Other

514

1,333

2018 as reported

$

53,161

$

157,847

(i) See Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.


Third Quarter

Theatre occupancy expenses increased $0.8 million (1.6%) during the third quarter of 2018 compared to the prior year period.  This increase was primarily due to the impact of new theatres net of disposed theatres and other charges.

Year to Date

For the year to date period, theatre occupancy expenses increased $1.0 million (0.6%) compared to the prior year. The increase was due to an increase in other charges ( $1.3 million ) and the impact of new and acquired theatres ( $0.5 million ) partially offset by an increase in one-time credits of $1.0 million related to real estate taxes.

Other operating expenses 

The following table highlights the movement in other operating expenses during the quarter and the year to date (in thousands of dollars):




Other operating expenses

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








Theatre payroll

$

38,003

$

32,944

15.4%

$

113,802

$

104,021

9.4%

Theatre operating expenses

29,152

29,006

0.5%

87,484

86,042

1.7%

Media

14,223

16,612

-14.4%

47,908

51,793

-7.5%

P1AG

38,583

36,197

6.6%

110,400

103,695

6.5%

The Rec Room (i)

11,011

7,835

40.5%

32,903

13,516

143.4%

SCENE

3,168

4,370

-27.5%

10,456

11,475

-8.9%

Marketing

5,393

5,235

3.0%

13,296

13,763

-3.4%

Business interruption insurance proceeds

NM

(3,700)

NM

Other (ii)

8,217

11,176

-26.5%

25,770

30,005

-14.1%

Other operating expenses

$

147,750

$

143,375

3.1%

$

438,319

$

414,310

5.8%








(i) Includes operating costs of The Rec Room locations. Pre-opening costs relating to The Rec Room locations and overhead relating to management of The Rec Room portfolio are included in the 'Other' line.

(ii) Other category includes pre-opening and overhead costs related to The Rec Room, operating costs of WGN and other Cineplex internal departments.





Other operating continuity

Third Quarter

Year to Date


Other Operating

Other Operating

2017 as reported

$

143,375

$

414,310

Impact of new and acquired theatres

1,845

2,198

Impact of disposed theatres

(224)

(359)

Same theatre payroll change (i)

3,883

8,430

Same theatre operating expenses change (i)

(254)

994

Media operating expenses change

(2,389)

(3,885)

P1AG operating expenses change

2,386

6,705

The Rec Room operating expenses change

3,176

19,387

SCENE change

(1,201)

(1,019)

Marketing change

158

(467)

Business interruption insurance proceeds change

(3,700)

Other

(3,005)

(4,275)

2018 as reported

$

147,750

$

438,319

(i) See Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.


Third Quarter

Other operating expenses during the third quarter of 2018 increased $4.4 million or 3.1% compared to the prior year period.  The increase is primarily due to higher amusement and leisure costs related to new locations of The Rec Room.  Same theatre payroll also increased as a result of higher business volumes during the quarter and the minimum wage increases in Ontario , Quebec and Alberta.  These increases were partially offset by a $2.4 million decrease in media due to a decrease in business volumes and improved cost management, a $1.2 million decrease in SCENE due to timing of expenses and lower The Rec Room pre-opening costs due to the timing of several openings in the prior year period compared to no openings in the current year period.

Year to Date

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 , other operating expenses increased $24.0 million or 5.8% compared to the prior year period. The increase is primarily due to higher amusement and leisure costs, including higher P1AG costs due to the acquisition of Dandy in the second quarter of 2017, as well as costs related to new locations of The Rec Room. Same theatre payroll also increased as a result of the minimum wage increases in Ontario , Quebec and Alberta which more than offset any labor efficiencies achieved during the period. Media expenses decreased as a result of the reduction in business volumes and improved cost management during the year to date. Other expenses decreased due to lower The Rec Room pre-opening costs as there were three openings in the prior year compared to one opening in the current year.

During the second quarter, Cineplex recognized business interruption insurance proceeds of $3.7 million , as a result of a fire at Cineplex Seton and VIP.

General and administrative expenses

The following table highlights the movement in general and administrative ("G&A") expenses during the quarter and the year to date, including Share-based compensation costs, and G&A expenses net of these costs (in thousands of dollars):




G&A expenses

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








G&A excluding LTIP and option plan expense

$

14,587

$

15,021

-2.9%

$

47,132

$

49,404

-4.6%

Restructuring

1,021

NM

4,820

NM

LTIP (i)

2,020

(6,424)

NM

729

323

125.7%

Option plan

405

470

-13.8%

1,323

1,355

-2.4%

G&A expenses as reported

$

18,033

$

9,067

98.9%

$

54,004

$

51,082

5.7%

(i) LTIP includes the expense for the LTIP program as well as the expense for the executive and Board deferred share unit plans.


Third Quarter

G&A expenses increased $9.0 million during the third quarter of 2018 compared to the prior year period. This was primarily due to an $8.4 million increase in LTIP expense as a result of the decrease in the Share price from $52.86 at June 30, 2017 to $39.04 at September 30, 2017 , compared to the increase in Cineplex's Share price at June 30, 2018 of $29.18 to $35.00 at September 30, 2018 . Restructuring costs of $1.0 million were due to Cineplex's cost reduction initiative implemented in the second quarter. This initiative is focused on achieving $25.0 million in annualized cost savings, a component of which will be realized in G&A. Decreases in G&A in part reflect the initial impact of the rollout of the initiative.

Year to Date

G&A expenses for the year to date period increased $2.9 million compared to the prior year period primarily due to restructuring costs of $4.8 million which were due to Cineplex's cost reduction initiative implemented in the second quarter of 2018, partially offset by a reduction to G&A expenses in part reflecting the initial impact of the rollout of the initiative.

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, INCOME TAXES, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION ("EBITDA") (see Non-GAAP measures section of this news release)

The following table presents EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the prior year periods (expressed in thousands of dollars, except adjusted EBITDA margin):




EBITDA

Third Quarter

Year to Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change








EBITDA

$

53,245

$

60,324

-11.7

$

176,312

$

160,073

10.1

Adjusted EBITDA

$

53,356

$

58,811

-9.3

$

174,728

$

156,315

11.8

Adjusted EBITDA margin

13.8%

15.9%

-2.1%

14.7%

13.8%

0.9%


Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2018 decreased $5.5 million (9.3%) compared to the prior year period. The decrease was mainly due to an increase of $8.4 million in share-based compensation costs, as compared to the same quarter a year ago resulting from the impact of the 2017 decline in the share price compared to the increase in the share price in 2018. The decrease in media revenues and $1.0 million in restructuring costs also contributed to the decline. Adjusted EBITDA margin, calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenues, was 13.8% in the current period.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 increased $18.4 million , or 11.8%, as compared to the prior year period. The increase was due to higher BPP and CPP amounts resulting in higher box office and food service revenues compared to the prior year. The growth in results from expanded locations of The Rec Room coupled with lower startup costs have also contributed to the year to date increase for adjusted EBITDA, partially offset by restructuring costs of $4.8 million . Adjusted EBITDA margin for the period was 14.7%, an increase of 0.9% from 13.8% in the prior year period.

ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW (see Non-GAAP measures section of this news release)

For the third quarter of 2018, adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex was $0.58 as compared to $0.60 in the prior year period. The declared dividends per common share of Cineplex were $0.44 in the third quarter of 2018 and $0.42 in the prior year period. During the 12 months ended September 30, 2018 , Cineplex generated adjusted free cash flow per Share of $2.68 , compared to $2.19 in the prior 12 month period. Cineplex declared dividends per Share of $1.71 and $1.65 , respectively, in each 12 month period. The payout ratios for these periods were 63.5% and 75.3%, respectively.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow
EBITDA and adjusted free cash flow are not measures recognized by GAAP and do not have standardized meanings in accordance with such principles. Therefore, EBITDA and adjusted free cash flow may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Management uses adjusted EBITDA and adjusted free cash flow to evaluate performance primarily because of the significant effect certain unusual or non-recurring charges and other items have on EBITDA from period to period.

EBITDA is calculated by adding back to net income, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and interest income. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the change in fair value of financial instrument, gain or loss on disposal of assets, foreign exchange gain or loss, the equity income of CDCP, the non-controlling interests' share of adjusted EBITDA of WGN and TGLP, and depreciation, amortization, interest and taxes of Cineplex's other joint ventures and associates. Adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing adjusted EBITDA by total revenues.

Adjusted free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure generally used by Canadian corporations, as an indicator of financial performance and it should not be seen as a measure of liquidity or a substitute for comparable metrics prepared in accordance with GAAP.

For a detailed reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA and from cash provided by operating activities to adjusted free cash flow, please refer to Cineplex's management's discussion and analysis filed on www.sedar.com.

Earnings per Share Metrics
Cineplex has presented basic and diluted earnings per share net of this item to provide a more comparable earnings per share metric between the current periods and prior year periods. In the non-GAAP measure, earnings is defined as net income excluding the change in fair value of financial instrument.

Per Patron Revenue Metrics
Cineplex reviews per patron metrics as they relate to box office revenue and theatre food service revenue such as BPP, CPP, BPP excluding premium priced product, and concession margin per patron, as these are key measures used by investors to value and assess Cineplex's performance, and are widely used in the theatre exhibition industry. Management of Cineplex defines these metrics as follows:

Theatre Attendance: Theatre attendance is calculated as the total number of paying patrons that frequent Cineplex's theatres during the period.

BPP: Calculated as total box office revenues divided by total paid theatre attendance for the period.

BPP excluding premium priced product: Calculated as total box office revenues for the period, less box office revenues from 3D, 4DX, UltraAVX, VIP and IMAX product; divided by total paid total theatre attendance for the period, less paid total theatre attendance for 3D, 4DX, UltraAVX, VIP and IMAX product.

CPP: Calculated as total theatre food service revenues divided by total paid total theatre attendance for the period.

Premium priced product: Defined as 3D, 4DX, UltraAVX, IMAX and VIP film product.

Theatre concession margin per patron: Calculated as total theatre food service revenues less total theatre food service cost, divided by theatre attendance for the period.

Same Theatre Analysis
Cineplex reviews and reports same theatre metrics relating to box office revenues, theatre food service revenues, theatre rent expense and theatre payroll expense, as these measures are widely used in the theatre exhibition industry as well as other retail industries.

Same theatre metrics are calculated by removing the results for all theatres that have been opened, acquired, closed or otherwise disposed of subsequent to the start of the prior year comparative period.  For the three months ended September 30, 2018 the impact of the three locations that have been opened or acquired and two locations that have been closed have been excluded, resulting in 162 theatres being included in the same theatre metrics.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 the impact of the three locations that have been opened or acquired and three locations that have been closed have been excluded, resulting in 162 theatres being included in the same theatre metrics.

Cost of sales percentages
Cineplex reviews and reports cost of sales percentages for its two largest revenue sources, box office revenues and food service revenues as these measures are widely used in the theatre exhibition industry. These measures are reported as film cost percentage and concession cost percentage, respectively, and are calculated as follows:

Film cost percentage: Calculated as total film cost expense divided by total box office revenues for the period.

Theatre concession cost percentage: Calculated as total theatre food service costs divided by total theatre food service revenues for the period.

The Rec Room food cost percentage: Calculated as total The Rec Room food costs divided by total The Rec Room food service revenues for the period.

Certain information included in this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws.  These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements with respect to Cineplex's objectives, goals and strategies to achieve those objectives and goals, as well as statements with respect to Cineplex's beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions.  The words "may", "will", "could", "should", "would", "suspect", "outlook", "believe", "plan", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "forecast", "objective" and "continue" (or the negative thereof), and words and expressions of similar import, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including those described in Cineplex's Annual Information Form ("AIF"), Cineplex's management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") and in this news release.  Those risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, give rise to the possibility that predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. Certain material factors or assumptions are applied in making forward-looking statements and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Cineplex cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, as a number of important factors, many of which are beyond Cineplex's control, could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, risks generally encountered in the relevant industry, competition, customer, legal, taxation and accounting matters.

The foregoing list of factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When reviewing Cineplex's forward-looking statements, readers should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Additional information about factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations and about material factors or assumptions applied in making forward-looking statements may be found in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section of Cineplex's MD&A.

Cineplex does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable Canadian securities law. Additionally, we undertake no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third parties in respect of Cineplex, its financial or operating results or its securities. All forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date hereof and are qualified by these cautionary statements. Additional information, including Cineplex's AIF and MD&A, can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Cineplex
A leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex (CGX.TO) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. As Canada's largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex welcomes over 70 million guests annually through its circuit of 164 theatres across the country. Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (CineplexStore.com), food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media), amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group) and an online eSports platform for competitive and passionate gamers (WorldGaming.com). Additionally, Cineplex operates a location based entertainment business through Canada's newest destination for 'Eats & Entertainment' (The Rec Room), and will also be opening new complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium) as well as exciting new sports and entertainment venues across Canada (Topgolf). Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada's largest entertainment loyalty program.

Proudly recognized as having one of the country's Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs approximately 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States. To learn more visit Cineplex.com or download the Cineplex App.

You are cordially invited to participate in a conference call with the management of Cineplex (CGX.TO) to review our Third Quarter 2018 results. Ellis Jacob , President and Chief Executive Officer and Gord Nelson, Chief Financial Officer, will host the call scheduled for:

Wednesday November 14, 2018
10:00 am Eastern Time

In order to participate in the conference call please dial 647-484-0475, or from outside Toronto and from the U.S., dial 1-888-394-8218 at least five to ten minutes prior to 10:00 am ET . Please quote the conference confirmation code 6219020 to access the call.

If you cannot participate in a live mode, a replay will be available. Please dial 647-436-0148, or from outside Toronto and from the U.S., dial 1-888-203-1112. The replay passcode is 6219020.

The replay will begin at 1:00 pm ET on Wednesday November 14, 2018 and end at 1:00 pm ET on Wednesday November 21, 2018 .

Note that media will be participating in listen-only mode.


Cineplex Inc.

Interim Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)








September 30,

Restated

December 31,


2018

2017




Assets






Current assets



Cash and cash equivalents

$

32,562

$

40,597

Trade and other receivables

87,469

160,938

Income taxes receivable

1,235

1,344

Inventories

31,331

28,966

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

17,941

13,013

Fair value of interest rate swap agreements

1,313

314





171,851

245,172




Non-current assets



Property, equipment and leaseholds

624,922

628,129

Deferred income taxes

9,358

7,134

Fair value of interest rate swap agreements

4,138

3,880

Interests in joint ventures and associates

40,216

35,353

Intangible assets

110,740

119,011

Goodwill

816,761

816,489





$

1,777,986

$

1,855,168


Cineplex Inc.

Interim Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets … continued                          

(Unaudited)

(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)








September 30,

Restated

December 31,


2018

2017




Liabilities






Current liabilities



Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

150,381

$

189,929

Share-based compensation

2,286

4,732

Dividends payable

9,183

8,866

Income taxes payable

5,673

9,157

Deferred revenue

155,721

195,808

Finance lease obligations

3,612

3,420

Fair value of interest rate swap agreements

262

1,332

Convertible debentures

106,895

105,080





434,013

518,324




Non-current liabilities



Share-based compensation

12,914

13,816

Long-term debt

508,123

467,867

Finance lease obligations

2,718

5,451

Post-employment benefit obligations

9,386

9,227

Other liabilities

119,422

117,589

Deferred income taxes

8,638

14,031





661,201

627,981




Total liabilities

1,095,214

1,146,305







Equity






Share capital

856,835

856,761

Deficit

(179,567)

(148,060)

Hedging reserves and other

3,267

1,332

Contributed surplus

2,964

1,647

Cumulative translation adjustment

(667)

(2,817)




Total equity attributable to owners of Cineplex

682,832

708,863

Non-controlling interests

(60)




Total equity

682,772

708,863





$

1,777,986

$

1,855,168


Cineplex Inc.

Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)










Three months ended September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,








2018

2017


2018

2017







Revenues






Box office

$

173,278

$

164,493


$

541,892

$

530,557

Food service

115,557

107,029


354,775

322,362

Media

33,487

39,862


106,791

110,355

Amusement

53,838

48,940


152,320

136,041

Other

10,555

10,124


30,862

29,459








386,715

370,448


1,186,640

1,128,774







Expenses






Film cost

90,213

83,268


287,763

278,025

Cost of food service

24,257

23,669


74,053

72,503

Depreciation and amortization

33,599

30,613


97,053

88,526

Loss on disposal of assets

783

275


1,633

337

Other costs

218,944

204,762


650,170

622,289

Share of income of joint ventures and associates

(1,118)

(382)


(2,850)

(2,573)

Interest expense

6,892

5,973


19,961

16,138

Interest income

(60)

(60)


(205)

(163)

Foreign exchange

391

282


(441)

857

Change in fair value of financial instrument

(1,750)


(2,737)








373,901

346,650


1,127,137

1,073,202







Income before income taxes

12,814

23,798


59,503

55,572







Provision for income taxes






Current

5,821

5,235


18,001

13,380

Deferred

(3,216)

1,344


(8,300)

632








2,605

6,579


9,701

14,012







Net income

$

10,209

$

17,219


$

49,802

$

41,560







Attributable to:






Owners of Cineplex

$

10,281

$

17,219


$

49,874

$

41,977

Non-controlling interests

(72)


(72)

(417)







Net income

$

10,209

$

17,219


$

49,802

$

41,560







Basic net income per share attributable to owners of Cineplex

$

0.16

$

0.27


$

0.79

$

0.66

Diluted net income per share attributable to owners of Cineplex

$

0.16

$

0.27


$

0.79

$

0.66


Cineplex Inc.




Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income




(Unaudited)




(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)













Three months ended September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,








2018

2017


2018

2017







Net income

$

10,209

$

17,219


$

49,802

$

41,560







Other comprehensive (loss) income






Items that will be reclassified subsequently to net income:






Income on hedging instruments

1,418

3,088


2,585

5,135

Associated deferred income taxes expense

(332)

(825)


(650)

(1,374)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

(1,193)

(2,203)


2,150

(4,193)







Items that will not be reclassified to net income:






Actuarial gains of post-employment benefit obligations


1,298

Associated deferred income taxes expense


(348)







Other comprehensive (loss) income

(107)

60


4,085

518







Comprehensive income

$

10,102

$

17,279


$

53,887

$

42,078







Attributable to:






Owners of Cineplex

$

10,174

$

17,279


$

53,959

$

42,484

Non-controlling interests

(72)


(72)

(406)







Comprehensive income

$

10,102

$

17,279


$

53,887

$

42,078


Cineplex Inc.

Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity

(Unaudited)

(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

For the periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017


















Share

 capital

Contributed

surplus

Hedging

reserves and

other

Cumulative

translation

adjustment

Restated

Deficit

Non-

controlling

interests

Total

















Balance - January 1, 2018

$

856,761

$

1,647

$

1,332

$

(2,817)

$

(148,060)

$

$

708,863









Net income

49,874

(72)

49,802

Other comprehensive income

1,935

2,150

4,085

Total comprehensive income

1,935

2,150

49,874

(72)

53,887

Dividends declared

(81,381)

(81,381)

Share option expense

1,323

1,323

Issuance of shares on exercise of options

74

(6)

68

TGLP non-controlling interests recognized on formation

12

12
















Balance - September 30, 2018

$

856,835

$

2,964

$

3,267

$

(667)

$

(179,567)

$

(60)

$

682,772
















Balance - January 1, 2017

$

859,351

$

81

$

(3,170)

$

1,175

$

(111,255)

$

2,800

$

748,982









Net income

41,977

(417)

41,560

Other comprehensive income

3,761

(4,204)

950

11

518

Total comprehensive income

3,761

(4,204)

42,927

(406)

42,078

Dividends declared

(78,753)

(78,753)

Share option expense

1,355

1,355

Issuance of shares on exercise of options

256

(256)

Shares repurchased and cancelled

(2,115)

(3,892)

(6,007)

WGN non-controlling interests recognized on acquisition

(63)

2,457

(2,394)









Balance - September 30, 2017

$

857,492

$

1,180

$

591

$

(3,092)

$

(148,516)

$

$

707,655


Cineplex Inc.




Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows




(Unaudited)  




(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)













Three months ended September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,


2018

2017


2018

2017

Cash provided by (used in)












Operating activities






Net income

$

10,209

$

17,219


$

49,802

$

41,560

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities






Depreciation and amortization of property, equipment and leaseholds, and intangible assets

33,599

30,613


97,053

88,526

Amortization of tenant inducements, rent averaging liabilities and fair value lease contract liabilities

(2,584)

(2,443)


(8,783)

(7,500)

Other non-cash interest and non-cash foreign exchange, net

275

156


182

441

Loss on disposal of assets

783

275


1,633

337

Deferred income taxes

(3,216)

1,344


(8,300)

632

Interest rate swap agreements - non-cash interest

185

62


393

(244)

Non-cash share-based compensation

405

470


1,323

1,355

Change in fair value of financial instruments

(1,750)


(2,737)

Accretion of convertible debentures

606

565


1,815

1,697

Net change in interests in joint ventures and associates

(2,130)

1,275


(3,759)

(2,612)

Tenant inducements

3,481

2,594


11,729

2,992

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

234

(12,675)


(19,526)

(88,928)







Net cash provided by operating activities

41,847

37,705


123,562

35,519







Investing activities






Proceeds from disposal of assets, including asset-related insurance recoveries

44


1,830

310

Purchases of property, equipment and leaseholds

(30,582)

(47,869)


(85,573)

(123,640)

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(4,685)

(735)


(4,685)

(30,422)

Intangible assets additions

(1,207)

(1,160)


(3,575)

(3,742)

Net cash received from CDCP

2,606

2,246


3,582

3,615







Net cash used in investing activities

(33,824)

(47,518)


(88,421)

(153,879)







Financing activities






Dividends paid

(27,549)

(26,688)


(81,064)

(78,454)

Borrowings under credit facilities, net

19,000

41,000


40,000

191,000

Options exercised for cash


68

Payments under finance leases

(863)

(802)


(2,542)

(2,363)

Deferred financing fees

(183)


(183)

Shares repurchased and cancelled

(6,007)


(6,007)







Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(9,412)

7,320


(43,538)

103,993







Effect of exchange rate differences on cash

(173)

(184)


362

(439)







Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(1,562)

(2,677)


(8,035)

(14,806)







Cash and cash equivalents - Beginning of period

34,124

21,424


40,597

33,553







Cash and cash equivalents - End of period

$

32,562

$

18,747


$

32,562

$

18,747







Supplemental information






Cash paid for interest

$

7,402

$

4,401


$

18,808

$

16,232

Cash paid for income taxes, net

$

4,225

$

588


$

22,267

$

14,986


Cineplex Inc.

Interim Consolidated Supplemental Information

(Unaudited)        

(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)










Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA 













Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,








2018

2017


2018

2017

Net income

$

10,209

$

17,219


$

49,802

$

41,560







Depreciation and amortization

33,599

30,613


97,053

88,526

Interest expense

6,892

5,973


19,961

16,138

Interest income

(60)

(60)


(205)

(163)

Current income tax expense

5,821

5,235


18,001

13,380

Deferred income tax (recovery) expense

(3,216)

1,344


(8,300)

632







EBITDA

$

53,245

$

60,324


$

176,312

$

160,073







Loss on disposal of assets

783

275


1,633

337

CDCP equity income (i)

(1,131)

(342)


(2,875)

(2,469)

Foreign exchange loss (gain)

391

282


(441)

857

Non-controlling interest EBITDA of WGN


189

Non-controlling interest EBITDA of TGLP

53


53

Depreciation and amortization - joint ventures and associates (ii)

2

9


7

27

Taxes and interest of joint ventures and associates (ii)

13

13


39

38

Change in fair value of financial instrument

(1,750)


(2,737)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

53,356

$

58,811


$

174,728

$

156,315

(i)

CDCP equity income not included in adjusted EBITDA as CDCP is a limited-life financing vehicle that is funded by virtual print fees collected from distributors.      

(ii)

Includes the joint ventures and associates with the exception of CDCP (see (i) above).


Cineplex Inc.

Interim Consolidated Supplemental Information

(Unaudited)  

(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except number of shares and per share data)









Adjusted Free Cash Flow













Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,








2018

2017


2018

2017







Cash provided by operating activities

$

41,847

$

37,705


$

123,562

$

35,519

Less: Total capital expenditures (i)

(30,538)

(47,869)


(83,743)

(123,330)







Standardized free cash flow

11,309

(10,164)


39,819

(87,811)







Add/(Less):






Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(234)

12,675


19,526

88,928

Changes in operating assets and liabilities of joint ventures and associates

1,012

(1,657)


909

39

Tenant inducements

(3,481)

(2,594)


(11,729)

(2,992)

Principal component of financing lease obligations

(863)

(802)


(2,542)

(2,363)

New build capital expenditures and other

26,105

38,149


69,070

99,484

Share of income of joint ventures and associates, net of non-cash depreciation

2

62


21

169

Non-controlling interest EBITDA of WGN


189

Non-controlling interest EBITDA of TGLP

53


53

Net cash received from CDCP (iv)

2,606

2,246


3,582

3,615

Adjusted free cash flow

$

36,509

$

37,915


$

118,709

$

99,258







Average number of Shares outstanding

63,332,946

63,508,418


63,331,829

63,515,158







Adjusted free cash flow per Share

$

0.576

$

0.597


$

1.874

$

1.563

Dividends declared

$

0.435

$

0.420


$

1.285

$

1.240

(i)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities are not considered a source or use of adjusted free cash flow.

(ii)

Tenant inducements received are for the purpose of funding new theatre capital expenditures and are not considered a source of adjusted free cash flow.

(iii)

Growth capital expenditures and other represent expenditures on Board approved projects, exclude maintenance capital expenditures, and are net of proceeds on asset sales.  Cineplex's revolving facility is available to fund Board approved projects. 

(iv)

Excludes the share of income of CDCP, as CDCP is a limited-life financing vehicle funded by virtual print fees collected from distributors.  Cash invested into CDCP, as well as cash distributions received from CDCP, are considered to be uses and sources of adjusted free cash flow.


SOURCE Cineplex


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