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Cineplex Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results


Strong Results From Diversified Businesses Drive Record Total Revenue For The Quarter

TORONTO , Nov. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - (CGX.TO) - Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") today released its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 . Unless otherwise specified, all amounts are in Canadian dollars.

Cineplex (CNW Group/Cineplex)

Third Quarter Results






2019

2018
Revised and Restated (i)

Period over Period
Change (ii)

Total revenues (iii)

$

418.4

million

$

386.4

 million

8.3%

Theatre attendance

17.5

million

17.2

million

1.8%

Net income from continuing operations

$

15.1

million

$

12.3

 million

22.3%

Net loss from discontinued operations

$

(1.7)

million

$

(2.1)

million

NM

Net income*

$

13.4

million

$

10.2

million

31.1%

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

$

10.16


$

10.07


0.9%

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

$

6.68


$

6.25


6.9%

Adjusted EBITDA (iv)

$

106.1

million

$

55.0

million

93.1%

Adjusted EBITDAaL (i) (iv)

$

62.3

million

$

51.4

million

21.2%

Adjusted EBITDAaL margin (i) (iv)

14.9%


13.3%


1.6%

Adjusted free cash flow (iv)

$

48.2

million

$

37.8

 million

27.7%

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

$

0.762


$

0.596


27.9%

Earnings per Share ("EPS") from continuing
operations - basic and diluted

$

0.24


$

0.19


26.3%

EPS from discontinued operations - basic and diluted

$

(0.03)


$

(0.03)


—%

EPS - basic and diluted*

$

0.21


$

0.16


31.3%

*The adoption of IFRS 16 negatively impacted the net income by approximately $3.8 million in the current period and approximately $6.4 million or $0.10 per
Share as compared to Q3 2018.

 

Year to Date Results






2019

2018
Revised and Restated (i)

Period over Period
Change (ii)

Total revenues (iii)

$

1,221.9

million

$

1,184.6

 million

3.2%

Theatre attendance

49.5

 million

52.3

million

-5.3%

Net income from continuing operations

$

31.8

million

$

56.2

million

-43.3%

Net loss from discontinued operations

$

(6.4)

million

$

(6.4)

million

NM

Net income*

$

25.4

million

$

49.8

million

-49.0%

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

$

10.58


$

10.37


2.0%

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

$

6.70


$

6.31


6.2%

Adjusted EBITDA (iv)

$

299.3

million

$

179.0

million

67.2%

Adjusted EBITDAaL (i) (iv)

$

168.2

million

$

167.3

 million

0.6%

Adjusted EBITDAaL margin (i) (iv)

13.8%


14.1%


-0.3%

Adjusted free cash flow (iv)

$

129.3

million

$

122.0

million

6.0%

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

$

2.042


$

1.926


6.0%

Earnings per Share ("EPS") from continuing 
operations - basic and diluted

$

0.50


$

0.89


-43.8%

EPS from discontinued operations - basic and diluted

$

(0.10)


$

(0.10)


—%

EPS - basic and diluted*

$

0.40


$

0.79


-49.4%

*The adoption of IFRS 16 negatively impacted the net income by approximately $11.0 million in the year to date and approximately $19.7 million or $0.31 per 
Share as compared to 2018.

 

i. 

Prior period figures have been revised as applicable per IFRS 16 and restated as applicable per IFRS 5 to confirm to current period presentation.

ii. 

Period over period change calculated based on thousands of dollars except percentage and per share values.  Changes in percentage amounts are 
calculated as 2019 value less 2018 value.

iii. 

All amounts are from continuing operations.

iv. 

Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDAaL, adjusted EBITDAaL margin, adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex, BPP and CPP 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.

 

"Cineplex reported a strong third quarter with growth across all businesses, resulting in record total revenue of $418.4 million , up 8.3% and adjusted EBITDAaL of $62.3 million , up 21.2% compared to the prior year," said Ellis Jacob , President and CEO, Cineplex.

Recognizing the quarter's strong film slate, theatre attendance increased 1.8%. This, combined with third quarter records for both BPP of $10.16 and CPP of $6.68 , resulted in a 2.6% increase in box office revenue and an 8.9% increase in theatre food service revenue. Media revenue increased 30.6% with growth in both cinema advertising and digital place-based media revenue; and amusement revenue increased 8.0% as a result of increased route revenue and growth within our location-based entertainment venues.

Key accomplishments during the quarter included opening the first reinvented Playdium 2.0 entertainment complex in Brampton, Ontario , adding Canada's second 4DX auditorium at Scotiabank Theatre Chinook in Calgary, Alberta , and announcing CDM's partnership with AMC to deploy, manage and enhance a digital signage network at approximately 630 locations across the United States . Also during the quarter, Cineplex initiated a review process of WorldGaming Network, engaging a third-party adviser to identify a strategic equity partner to further develop the online esports business.

Looking ahead, I am encouraged by the positive results from across our businesses as we further execute our diversification strategy, build scale and achieve more meaningful growth for the future."

KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2019

The following describes certain key business initiatives undertaken and results achieved during the third quarter of 2019 in each of Cineplex's core business areas:

FILM ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTENT

Theatre Exhibition

  • Reported third quarter box office revenues of $177.9 million , an increase of $4.6 million (2.6%) from $173.3 million reported in the prior year period due to a 1.8% increase in the theatre attendance and growth in BPP.
  • BPP was $10.16 , a third quarter record for Cineplex, $0.09 (0.9%) higher than $10.07 reported during the prior year period.
  • Opened Canada's second 4DX auditorium at Scotiabank Theatre Chinook in Calgary, Alberta .
  • Announced plans for a new Cineplex VIP Cinemas at Royalmount in Montreal, Quebec , which is expected to open in 2022. The VIP Cinemas will include five luxury auditoriums and a fully licensed lounge.


Theatre Food Service

  • Reported a third quarter record for theatre food service revenues of $117.0 million , an increase of $9.5 million (8.9%) from the prior year period as a result of the growth in CPP and a 1.8% increase in theatre attendance.
  • CPP was $6.68 , a third quarter record for Cineplex, $0.43 (6.9%) higher than $6.25 reported during the prior year period.
  • Expanded alcohol beverage service to an additional 12 theatres, now totaling 78 (excluding VIP).
  • Expanded home delivery options with the addition of a Skip the Dishes pilot program.


Alternative Programming

  • Alternative Programming (Cineplex Events) featured live events from André Rieu, the one woman show Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Margaret Atwood's book launch of The Testaments. Feature film events included Anime titles along with documentaries from BTS and the feature Game Changers.
  • Cineplex international film program featured several strong performing international films, including Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi and Filipino films with Hello, Love Goodbye becoming the highest grossing Filipino title in Cineplex history.


Digital Commerce

  • Online and mobile ticketing represented 31% of total theatre admissions during the third quarter, up from 24% in the prior year period.
  • Total registered users for Cineplex Store increased by 43% in the third quarter of 2019 in addition to a 181% increase in device activations as compared to the prior year period.


MEDIA

  • Reported third quarter revenues of $43.3 million for total media, an increase of $10 .1 million (30.6%) compared to the prior year period.


Cinema Media

  • Reported third quarter revenues of $22.6 million , compared to $20.0 million in the prior year period, an increase of 13.0%, primarily due to increases in show-time and pre-show advertising.


Digital Place-Based Media

  • Reported an all-time quarterly record for digital place-based media revenues of $20.7 million , an increase of $7.5 million (57.2%) compared to the prior year period due to higher project installation revenues and other digital services revenues.
  • Chosen to deploy, manage and enhance AMC theatres' digital network at approximately 630 locations across the United States , including its box office signage, theatre menu boards and other ancillary signage.


AMUSEMENT AND LEISURE

Amusement Solutions

  • Reported record third quarter revenues of $47.6 million , an increase of $1.9 million (4.2%) over the prior year period as a result of increased route operations revenue.

Location-based

 Entertainment ("LBE")

  • Reported third quarter revenues of $19.6 million , an increase of $2.8 million (16.6%) over the prior year period due to two additional locations of The Rec Room as compared to the prior year and one Playdium 2.0 in the current period.
  • Opened Canada's first reinvented Playdium 2.0 entertainment complex in Brampton, Ontario on September 16, 2019 .
  • During the quarter, Cineplex announced plans to open Quebec's first location of The Rec Room at Royalmount in Montreal, Quebec , expected to open in 2022.


Esports

  • WGN hosted its second annual Rocket League WGN North American Championship esports tournament. The tournament grand finals took place in August 2019 at FAN EXPO Canada held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
    Cineplex initiated a review process of WGN's online esports business, engaging a third-party adviser to identify a strategic equity partner.


LOYALTY

  • Membership in the SCENE loyalty program increased by 0.2 million members in the period, reaching 10.1 million at September 30, 2019 .
  • SCENE celebrated 10 million members with National No Excuses Day on September 27, 2019 offering SCENE members exclusive promotional offers, including half off point redemptions.


OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Total revenues

Total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2019 increased $32.1 million (8.3%) to $418.4 million as compared to the prior year period. Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased $37.3 million (3.2%) to 1,221.9 million 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 EBITDAaL, 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

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Box office revenues

$

177,865

$

173,278

2.6%

$

523,732

$

541,892

-3.4%

Theatre attendance (i)

17,512

17,208

1.8%

49,511

52,280

-5.3%

Box office revenue per patron (i)

$

10.16

$

10.07

0.9%

$

10.58

$

10.37

2.0%

BPP excluding premium priced product (i)

$

8.95

$

8.72

2.6%

$

9.08

$

8.85

2.6%

Canadian industry revenues (ii)



5.4%



-1.7%

Same theatre box office revenues (i)

$

172,292

$

169,947

1.4%

$

507,346

$

534,414

-5.1%

Same theatre attendance (i)

17,062

16,906

0.9%

48,213

51,548

-6.5%

% Total box from premium priced product (i)

35.8%

41.2%

-5.4%

42.8%

43.9%

-1.1%

(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

2018 as reported

$

173,278

17,208

$

541,892

52,280

Same theatre attendance change


1,575

157


(34,572)

(3,335)

Impact of same theatre BPP change


770


7,504

New and acquired theatres (i)


3,234

259


12,440

964

Disposed and closed theatres (i)


(992)

(112)


(3,532)

(398)

2019 as reported

$

177,865

17,512

$

523,732

49,511

(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 2019 Top Cineplex Films

 

3D

%

Box

 

Third Quarter 2018 Top Cineplex Films

 

3D

%

Box

1

The Lion King

18.2%

1

Mission: Impossible Fallout



11.9%

2

Spider-Man: Far From Home

13.8%

2

Ant-Man And The Wasp

7.6%

3

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw


6.7%

3

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

6.9%

4

It Chapter Two


6.6%

4

Crazy Rich Asians


6.8%

5

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood


5.8%

5

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

6.7%

 

Box office revenues increased $4.6 million , or 2.6%, to $177.9 million during the period, compared to $173.3 million reported in the third quarter in 2018. The increase was due to a 1.8% increase in theatre attendance to $17.5 million guests and a higher BPP. The 1.8% increase in theatre attendance was due to a stronger film slate in the current period as compared to the prior year. BPP for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was $10.16 , a $0.09 increase (0.9%) from the prior year period, setting a third quarter record for Cineplex. This increase was due to price increases in selective markets partially offset by the 5.4% shift away from premium price product.

Year to Date







Year to Date 2019 Top Cineplex Films

3D

%
Box

Year to Date 2018 Top Cineplex Films

3D

%
Box

1

Avengers: Endgame

11.6%

1

Avengers: Infinity War

8.3%

2

The Lion King

6.3%

2

Black Panther

8.1%

3

Captain Marvel

5.9%

3

Incredibles 2

5.4%

4

Spider-Man: Far From Home

4.7%

4

Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle

4.5%

5

Aladdin

4.0%

5

Deadpool 2


4.1%

 

Box office revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 were $523.7 million , a decrease of $18.2 million or 3.4% as compared to the prior year due to the 5.3% decrease in theatre attendance more than offsetting the higher BPP in the current year period compared to the 2018 period.

Cineplex's BPP for the period increased $0.21 , or 2.0%, from $10.37 in the prior year period to $10.58 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

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Food service - theatres

$

117,048

$

107,519

8.9%

$

331,961

$

329,718

0.7%

Food service - LBE


8,502


8,038

5.8%


26,210


25,057

4.6%

Total food service revenues

$

125,550

$

115,557

8.6%

$

358,171

$

354,775

1.0%

Theatre attendance (i)


17,512


17,208

1.8%


49,511


52,280

-5.3%

CPP (i) (ii)

$

6.68

$

6.25

6.9%

$

6.70

$

6.31

6.2%

Same theatre food service revenues (i)

$

112,576

$

104,996

7.2%

$

319,089

$

324,586

-1.7%

Same theatre attendance (i)


17,062


16,906

0.9%


48,213


51,548

-6.5%

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

(ii) Food service revenue from LBE 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 

Attendance

2018 as reported

$

107,519

17,208

$

329,718

52,280

Same theatre attendance change


973

157


(20,998)

(3,335)

Impact of same theatre CPP change


6,607


15,501

New and acquired theatres (i)


2,551

259


9,874

964

Disposed and closed theatres (i)


(602)

(112)


(2,134)

(398)

2019 as reported

$

117,048

17,512

$

331,961

49,511

(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 through delivery services including Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes. Food service revenues also include food and beverage sales at LBE venues including The Rec Room and Playdium 2.0. Food service revenues increased $10.0 million or 8.6% mainly as a result of the increase of $9.5 million (8.9%) to $117.0 million in theatre food service revenues, a third quarter record. The increase in theatre food service revenues was due to the 1.8% increase in theatre attendance and CPP which increased 6.9% to $6.68 , a third quarter record for Cineplex. Expanded offerings outside of core food service products, including offerings at Cineplex's VIP Cinemas and Outtakes locations and expanded beverage services, have contributed to increased visitation and higher average transaction values, resulting in the record CPP in the period.

Food service revenues from LBE increased $0.5 million (5.8%) compared to the prior year period primarily due to the increase in locations from six in 2018 to nine in 2019.

Year to Date

Food service revenues increased $3.4 million , or 1.0% as compared to the prior year, primarily due to a 4.6% increase in food service revenues from LBE to $26.2 million from the increased locations as compared to the prior year period. Newer locations typically experience higher sales volumes in the first year of operations (honeymoon period) before settling into their expected long-term run-rate levels resulting in a leveling off of results for older locations. Theatre food service revenues increased $2.2 million (0.7%) due to the 6.2% increase in CPP, partially offset by the impact of a 5.3% decrease in theatre attendance. The CPP of $6.70 is the highest Cineplex has reported through the first nine months of a year.

While programs including SCENE offers provided on food service purchases impact 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

2019

2018
Restated

Change

2019

2018
Restated

Change

Cinema media

$

22,572

$

19,967

13.0%

$

73,244

$

66,667

9.9%

Digital place-based media


20,736

13,195

57.2%


53,966

38,246

41.1%

Total media revenues from continuing operations

$

43,308

$

33,162

30.6%

$

127,210

$

104,913

21.3%

Media revenues from discontinued operations

138

325

-57.5%

827

1,878

-56.0%

Total media revenues

$

43,446

$

33,487

29.7%

$

128,037

$

106,791

19.9%

 

Third Quarter

Total media revenues from continuing operations increased $10.1 million (30.6%) to $43.3 million in the third quarter as compared to the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to a $7.5 million (57.2%) increase in digital place-based media to an all- time quarterly record of $20.7 million primarily as a result of increased project installation revenues which included rollouts for new and growth with existing clients. Cinema media increased $2.6 million (13.0%) to $22.7 million as a result of increases in show-time and pre-show advertising.

During the quarter, digital place-based media added 464 new locations (an increase of 3.3% from June 30, 2019 ) for a total of 14,559 locations as at September 30, 2019 .

Year to Date

Total media revenues from continuing operations increased $22.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to the prior year period. The increase resulted from a $15.7 million increase in digital place-based media revenues due to higher project installation revenue and a $6.6 million increase in Cinema media due to higher show-time and pre-show theatre advertising.

Year to date, digital place-based media added 1,057 new locations (an increase of 7.8% from December 31, 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

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Amusement - P1AG excluding Cineplex exhibition and LBE (i)

$

44,788

$

42,820

4.6%

$

138,278

$

122,179

13.2%

Amusement - Cineplex exhibition (i)


2,847


2,880

-1.1%


8,239


7,967

3.4%

Amusement - LBE


10,508


8,138

29.1%


28,243


22,174

27.4%

Total amusement revenues

$

58,143

$

53,838

8.0%

$

174,760

$

152,320

14.7%

(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 LBE 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 8.0%, or $4.3 million , to a third quarter record of $58.1 million in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the prior year period. The growth was primarily due to an increase in route revenues from family entertainment centres and theatres in Canada and the United States including growth resulting from the agreement signed with Cinemark in the second quarter of 2018. Amusement revenues from LBE increased 29.1% or $2.4 million compared to the prior year period as a result of the additional locations and virtual reality offerings.

Year to Date

For the year to date period, amusement revenues increased 14.7% or $22.4 million , to $174.8 million compared to the prior year period due to the agreement signed with Cinemark resulting in increased route and distribution revenue and strong growth in revenue from the additional locations of LBE 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

2019

2018
Restated

Change

2019

2018
Restated

Change

Other revenues from continuing operations

$

13,582

$

10,554

28.7%

$

38,053

$

30,695

24.0%

Other revenues from discontinued operations



1

NM


16

167

-90.4%

Total other revenues

$

13,582

$

10,555

28.7%

$

38,069

$

30,862

23.4%

 

The quarterly and year to date increases in other revenues from continuing operations are primarily due to higher volume of digital commerce sales.

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

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Film cost

$

93,735

$

90,213

3.9%

$

275,461

$

287,763

-4.3%

Film cost percentage (i)


52.7%

52.1%

0.6%

52.6%

53.1%

-0.5%

(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 2019 was 52.7%, a 0.6% increase from the prior year. Film cost increased $3.5 million or 3.9% as compared to the prior year due to the top films in the third quarter of 2019 having higher settlement rates and making up a larger percentage of box office revenues.

Year to Date

The year to date decrease in film cost expense was due to a combination of the 0.5% decrease in the film cost percentage and the lower box office revenues in the current period compared to the prior year period. The decrease in film cost percentage is attributable to the top films in the current period having lower 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 both theatres and LBE 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

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Cost of food service - theatre

$

25,222

$

21,993

14.7%

$

72,083

$

67,196

7.3%

Cost of food service - LBE


2,217


2,264

-2.1%


7,039


6,857

2.7%

Total cost of food service

$

27,439

$

24,257

13.1%

$

79,122

$

74,053

6.8%












Theatre concession cost percentage (i)


21.5%


20.5%

1.0%


21.7%


20.4%

1.3%

LBE food cost percentage (i)


26.1%


28.2%

-2.1%


26.9%


27.4%

-0.5%

Theatre concession margin per patron (i)

$

5.24

$

4.97

5.4%

$

5.25

$

5.02

4.6%

(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 LBE venues 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 2019 and the increase in the theatre concession cost percentage from 20.5% in the prior year period to 21.5% in 2019.

The theatre concession margin per patron increased 5.4% from $4.97 in the third quarter of 2018 to $5.24 in the same period in 2019, reflecting the impact of the higher CPP during the period.

The decrease in LBE cost of food service as compared to the prior year period was due to a 2.1% decrease in LBE food cost percentage from 28.2% in 2018 to 26.9% in 2019. LBE food cost percentage during the quarter decreased as compared to the prior period due to improved cost management.

Year to Date

The increase in the theatre cost of food service as compared to the prior year period was due to an increase in theatre food service revenues and an increase in the concession cost percentage. The theatre concession margin per patron increased from $5.02 in the prior year period to $5.25 in the current period, reflecting the impact of the higher CPP in the current period.

The increase in LBE cost of food service as compared to the prior year period was due to the higher food service revenues resulting from the increased number of 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

2019

2018
Restated

Change

2019

2018
Restated

Change

Depreciation of property, equipment and leaseholds

$

28,714

$

29,338

-2.1%

$

86,944

$

84,629

2.7%

Amortization of intangible assets and other


2,998

3,145

-4.7%

8,804

9,114

-3.4%

Sub-total - depreciation and amortization - other assets

$

31,712

$

32,483

-2.4%

$

95,748

$

93,743

2.1%

Depreciation - right-of-use assets

36,456

NM

109,475

NM

Total depreciation and amortization from continuing operations

$

68,168

$

32,483

109.9%

$

205,223

$

93,743

118.9%

Depreciation and amortization from discontinued operations

1,215

1,116

8.9%

3,623

3,310

9.5%

Total depreciation and amortization

$

69,383

$

33,599

106.5%

$

208,846

$

97,053

115.2%

 

The quarterly decrease of $0.6 million in depreciation of property, equipment and leaseholds from continuing operations was due to the reduction in depreciation resulting from fully depreciated assets more than offsetting the incremental depreciation from investments in amusement and leisure businesses. The year to date increase of $2.3 million was primarily due to the investments in amusement and leisure businesses.

The quarterly and year to date decrease in amortization of intangible assets and other from continuing operations as compared to the prior year periods was due to internally developed software for digital products including the Cineplex mobile app and website platforms, net of the reallocation to amortization of intangible assets from discontinued operations.

The quarterly and year to date increase in depreciation of right-of-use assets from continuing operations was as a result of the adoption of IFRS 16. The right-of-use assets are depreciated over the lease term. The current quarter and year to date expense represents the depreciation charge for the periods.

The quarterly and year to date increase in depreciation and amortization from discontinued operations was primarily due to internally developed software for WGN website platforms.

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

2019

2018
Restated

Change

2019

2018
Restated

Change

Loss on disposal from continuing operations

$

303

$

783

-61.3%

$

896

$

1,617

44.6%

Loss on disposal from discontinued operations

NM

16

-100.0%

Loss on disposal of assets

$

303

$

783

-61.3%

$

896

$

1,633

-45.1%

 

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

2019

2018
Restated

Change

2019

2018
Restated

Change

Theatre occupancy expenses

$

18,219

$

53,161

-65.7%

$

53,374

$

157,847

-66.2%

Other operating expenses


156,732


145,809

7.5%


462,434


431,996

7.0%

General and administrative expenses


16,004


18,033

-11.3%


51,963


54,004

-3.8%

Total other costs from continuing operations

$

190,955

$

217,003

-12.0%

$

567,771

$

643,847

-11.8%

Other costs from discontinued operations

1,391


1,941

-28.3%

5,530


6,323

-12.5%

Total other costs

$

192,346

$

218,944

-12.1%

$

573,301

$

650,170

-11.8%

 

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) with the prior period presentation revised to provide comparability to the impact of the transition to IFRS 16:




Theatre occupancy expenses

Third Quarter

Year to Date

2019

2018
Revised

Change

2019

2018
Revised

Change

Cash rent - theatre (i) (vii)

$

39,111

$

38,704

1.1%

$

117,879

$

115,920

1.7%

Other occupancy


18,230


18,484

-1.4%


55,191


55,857

-1.2%

One-time items (ii)


(323)


(346)

-6.6%


(2,213)


(2,226)

-0.6%

Total theatre occupancy including cash lease payments

$

57,018

$

56,842

0.3%

$

170,857

$

169,551

0.8%

Non-cash rent (iii) (vi)


(2,692)

NM


(8,738)

NM

Rent previously recognized as a finance lease (iv)


(989)

NM


(2,966)

NM

Cash rent related to lease obligations (v)

(38,799)


NM

(117,483)


NM

Theatre occupancy as reported

$

18,219

$

53,161

-65.7%

$

53,374

$

157,847

-66.2%

(i)  Represents the cash payments for theatre rent during the quarter. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.

(ii)  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.

(iii)  Non-cash rent included in the 2018 balances in the previous reporting period. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.

(iv)  Rent payments that were charged to the finance lease obligations in the previous reporting period. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further
 details.

(v)  Cash rent that has been reallocated to offset the lease obligations.

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

(vii)  The 2019 year-to-date balance includes $0.4 million of cash rent paid not pertaining to the current period. See Non-GAAP measures section of this news 
release.


 




Theatre occupancy continuity

Third Quarter
Occupancy

Year to Date
 Occupancy

2018 as reported

$

53,161

$

157,847

Impact of new and acquired theatres


797


3,299

Impact of disposed theatres


(474)


(1,707)

Same theatre rent change (i)


106


702

One-time items


24


14

Other


(277)


(1,002)






Impact of IFRS 16 adoption:





Impact of non-cash rent in prior period


2,692


8,738

Cash rent previously recognized as a finance lease


989


2,966

Cash rent related to lease obligations


(38,799)


(117,483)

2019 as reported

$

18,219

$

53,374

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

 

Third Quarter

Theatre occupancy expenses decreased $34.9 million (65.7%) during the third quarter of 2019 compared to the prior year period. This decrease was primarily due to the impact of the adoption of IFRS 16 partially offset by the impact of non-cash rent in the prior period.

Total theatre occupancy including cash lease payments increased $0.2 million (0.3%) during the third quarter of 2019 compared to the prior year period. This increase was due to the impact of new theatres net of disposed theatres.

Year to Date

For the year to date period, theatre occupancy expenses decreased $104.5 million (66.2%) compared to the prior year due to the impact of the adoption of IFRS 16 partially offset by the impact of non-cash rent in the prior year period.

For the year to date period, theatre occupancy including cash payments increased $1.3 million (0.8%) as compared to the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to the impact of new theatres net of disposed theatres.

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) with the prior period presentation revised and restated to provide comparability to the impact of the transition to IFRS 16 and application of IFRS 5:




Other operating expenses

Third Quarter

Year to Date

2019

2018
Revised
and
Restated

Change

2019

2018
Revised
and
Restated

Change

Theatre payroll

$

40,886

$

38,003

7.6%

$

118,668

$

113,802

4.3%

Theatre operating expenses


30,060


29,152

3.1%


88,847


87,484

1.6%

Media (i)


22,932


14,235

61.1%


60,859


47,944

26.9%

P1AG (i)


38,375


38,603

-0.6%


119,869


110,462

8.5%

LBE (i) (ii)


13,313


11,067

20.3%


38,418


33,068

16.2%

LBE pre-opening (i) (iii)


480


209

129.7%


1,844


1,347

36.9%

SCENE


3,981


3,168

25.7%


13,079


10,456

25.1%

Marketing


4,083


5,393

-24.3%


11,126


13,296

-16.3%

Business interruption insurance proceeds



NM



(3,700)

NM

Other (iv)


7,128


5,872

21.4%


23,193


17,883

29.7%

Other operating expenses including cash lease payments

$

161,238

$

145,702

10.7%

$

475,904

$

432,042

10.2%

Non-cash rent (v) (vi)



107

NM



(46)

NM

Cash rent related to lease obligations (vii)


(4,506)


NM


(13,470)


NM

Other operating expenses from continuing operations

$

156,732

$

145,809

7.5%

$

462,434

$

431,996

7.0%

Other operating expenses from discontinued operations

1,391


1,941

-28.3%

5,530


6,323

-12.5%

Total other operating expenses

$

158,123

$

147,750

7.0%

$

467,964

$

438,319

6.8%

(i)  Prior period balances were revised to exclude non-cash rent. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.

(ii)  Includes operating costs of LBE locations. Overhead relating to management of LBE portfolio are included in the 'Other' line.

(iii)  Includes pre-opening costs of LBE.

(iv)  Other category includes overhead costs related to LBE and other Cineplex internal departments.

(v)  Non-cash rent included in the 2018 balances in the previous reporting period. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.

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

(vii)  Cash rent that has been reallocated to offset the lease obligations.

 




Other operating continuity

Third Quarter
Other Operating

Year to Date
 Other Operating

2018 as restated

$

145,809

$

431,996

Impact of new and acquired theatres


1,232


5,986

Impact of disposed theatres


(403)


(1,407)

Same theatre payroll change (i)


2,276


1,531

Same theatre operating expenses change (i)


687


158

Media operating expenses change


8,697


12,915

P1AG operating expenses change


(228)


9,407

LBE operating expenses change


2,246


5,350

LBE pre-opening change


271


497

SCENE change


813


2,623

Marketing change


(1,310)


(2,170)

Business interruption insurance proceeds change



3,700

Other


1,255


5,272

Impact of IFRS 16 adoption:





Non-cash rent in prior period


(107)


46

Cash rent related to lease obligations


(4,506)


(13,470)

2019 as reported

$

156,732

$

462,434

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

 

Third Quarter

Other operating expenses during the third quarter of 2019 increased $10.9 million or 7.5% compared to the prior year period. Cineplex incurred higher amusement and leisure costs due to an increase in the number of LBE locations. Media operating expenses increased due to an increase in cinema media volumes and higher digital place-based media project installation revenue as compared to the prior year period. Same theatre payroll expenses increased due to higher business volumes for theatre exhibition and higher minimum wages in Alberta , Quebec and British Columbia .

These increases were partially offset by the cash rent allocated to lease obligations arising upon the adoption of IFRS 16.

Year to Date

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019 , other operating expenses increased $30.4 million or 7.0% compared to the prior year period. Cineplex incurred higher amusement and leisure costs due to an increase in distribution sales and route revenue from P1AG and from an increase in the number of LBE venues. Media operating expenses increased due to higher CDM project installation revenue and cinema media volumes as compared to the prior year period. SCENE expenses increased $2.6 million due to the timing of expenses. Other expenses increased due to higher digital commerce business volumes as compared to the prior year period. During the second quarter of 2018, Cineplex recognized business interruption insurance proceeds of $3.7 million , as a result of the fire at Cineplex Seton and VIP in late 2017.

These increases were partially offset by the cash rent allocated to lease obligations arising upon the adoption of IFRS 16.

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) with the prior period presentation revised to provide comparability to the impact of the transition to IFRS 16:




G&A expenses

Third Quarter

Year to Date

2019

2018
Revised

Change

2019

2018
Revised

Change

G&A excluding LTIP and option plan expense (i)

$

13,985

$

14,586

-4.1%

$

47,705

$

47,131

1.2%

Restructuring


176

1,021

-82.8%

889

4,820

-81.6%

LTIP (ii)


1,598

2,020

-20.9%

2,607

729

257.6%

Option plan


408

405

0.7%

1,201

1,323

-9.2%

G&A expenses including cash lease payments

$

16,167

$

18,032

-10.3%

$

52,402

$

54,003

-3.0%

Non-cash rent (iii) (iv)


1

NM

1

NM

Cash rent included as part of lease obligations (v)


(163)

NM

(439)

NM

G&A expenses as reported

$

16,004

$

18,033

-11.3%

$

51,963

$

54,004

-3.8%

(i)  Prior period balance was revised to exclude non-cash rent. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.

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

(iii)  Non-cash rent included in the 2018 balances in the previous reporting period. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.

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

(v)  Cash rent that has been reallocated to offset the lease obligations.

 

Third Quarter

G&A expenses decreased $2.0 million during the third quarter of 2019 compared to the prior year period. In the second quarter of 2018 Cineplex implemented a cost reduction initiative. Costs associated with this initiative decreased by $0.8 million as compared to the prior year. In addition to other cost reductions, G&A costs decreased by $0.4 million due to a decrease in LTIP expense as a result of lower Share prices.

Year to Date

G&A expenses for the year to date period decreased $2.0 million (3.8%) as compared to the prior year period.  The decrease in G&A was primarily due to the $3.9 million reduction in restructuring costs as compared to the prior year period as a result of Cineplex's cost reduction initiative which was implemented in the second quarter of 2018. This was partially offset by a $1.9 million increase in LTIP expense. The increase in LTIP expense was as a result of regular ongoing vesting in the current year and a relatively flat Share price as compared to the impact of higher forfeitures and a decrease in Share price by $2.33 in the prior year.

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

The following table presents EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDAaL for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to the prior year periods (expressed in thousands of dollars, except adjusted EBITDAaL margin):




EBITDA

Third Quarter

Year to Date

2019

2018
Restated

Change

2019

2018
Restated

Change

EBITDA

$ 107,025

$

54,860

95.1%

$ 300,679

$ 180,603

66.5%

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 106,132x

$

54,971

93.1%

$ 299,257

$ 179,006

67.2%

Adjusted EBITDAaL (i)

$   62,312

$

51,398

21.2%

$ 168,219

$ 167,256

0.6%

Adjusted EBITDAaL margin (i)

14.9%


13.3%

1.6%

13.8%

14.1%

-0.3%

(i) Prior period figures have been revised to conform to current period presentation. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A.

 

Adjusted EBITDAaL for the third quarter of 2019 increased $10.9 million (21.2%) to $62.3 as compared to the prior year period. The increase was due to higher revenues across all businesses. The third quarter records for BPP and CPP, coupled with the increase in theatre attendance resulted in higher box office and theatre food service revenues. Media revenues increased as a result of an all-time quarterly record for digital-placed based media due to increased project installation revenues and an increase in theatre advertising for cinema media. Higher revenues from LBE and P1AG also contributed to the increase for adjusted EBITDAaL. Adjusted EBITDAaL margin, calculated as adjusted EBITDAaL divided by total revenues, was 14.9%, an increase of 1.6% from 13.3% in the prior year period due to higher exhibition and media revenues.

Adjusted EBITDAaL for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased $1.0 million , or 0.6%, as compared to the prior year period. The increase was due to the growth in amusement and media revenues which was partially offset by the decline in box office revenues as a result of reduced attendance. Adjusted EBITDAaL margin for the period was 13.8%, a decrease of 0.3% from 14.1% in the prior year period due to lower exhibition revenues and higher contributions from lower margin businesses including amusement and leisure.

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

For the third quarter of 2019, adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex was $0.76 as compared to $0.60 in the prior year period. The declared dividends per common share of Cineplex were $0.45 in the third quarter of 2019 and $0.44 in the prior year period. During the 12 months ended September 30, 2019 , Cineplex generated adjusted free cash flow per Share of 3.00, compared to 2.73 in the prior 12 month period. Cineplex declared dividends per Share of $1.77 and $1.71 , respectively, in each 12 month period. The payout ratios for these periods were 58.8% and 62.4%, 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. As a result of the adoption of IFRS 16, Leases on January 1, 2019 , new non-GAAP measures including adjusted EBITDAaL and associated adjusted EBITDAaL margin have been introduced to ensure comparability of periods.

EBITDA is calculated by adding back to net income or net loss, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and interest income from continuing operations. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the change in fair value of financial instrument, loss on disposal of assets, foreign exchange gain, the equity income of CDCP, the non-controlling interests' share of adjusted EBITDA of TG-CPX Limited Partnership, and depreciation, amortization, interest and taxes of Cineplex's other joint ventures and associates. Adjusted EBITDAaL modifies adjusted EBITDA to deduct current period cash rent related to lease obligations. Prior year adjusted EBITDAaL deducts rent previously recognized as a reduction in finance lease obligations, and non-cash rent previously presented as amortization of tenant inducements, rent averaging liabilities, density right and fair-value lease contract liabilities. EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDAaL measure Cineplex's operational performance from continuing operations, and prior year measurements have been restated to exclude discontinued operations accordingly.

Cineplex's management believes that adjusted EBITDAaL is an important supplemental measure of Cineplex's profitability at an operational level and provides analysts and investors with comparability in evaluating and valuing Cineplex's performance period over period. EBITDA, adjusted for various unusual items, is also used to define certain financial covenants in Cineplex's Credit Facilities. Management calculates adjusted EBITDAaL margin by dividing adjusted EBITDAaL 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 or net loss to EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDAaL 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 or net loss 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 theatre attendance for the period, less paid 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 and nine months ended September 30, 2019 the impact of the five locations that have been opened or acquired and three locations that have been closed or otherwise disposed of have been excluded, resulting in 160 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.

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

Non-cash rent
Calculated as the total amortization of tenant inducements, rent averaging liabilities, density rights and fair-value lease contract liabilities. This accounting treatment was applicable under IAS 17 in 2018 but not applicable under IFRS 16 in 2019 and onwards.

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, couldcause 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

Cineplex (CGX.TO) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. A leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex welcomes over 70 million guests annually through its circuit of theatres and location based entertainment venues across the country. In addition to being Canada's largest and most innovative film exhibitor, 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 Network). Additionally, Cineplex operates location based entertainment complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium) as well as Canada's favourite destination for 'Eats & Entertainment' (The Rec Room), and will be opening 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. Ellis Jacob, President and Chief Executive Officer and Gord Nelson, Chief Financial Officer, will host the call scheduled for:

Thursday November 14, 2019
 10:00 am Eastern Time

In order to participate in the conference call please dial 647-484-0475, or toll-free from Canada or the U.S. dial 1-888-394-8218 at least 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 toll-free from Canada or the U.S. dial 1-888-203-1112. The replay passcode is 6219020.

The replay will begin at 1:00 pm ET on Thursday, November 14, 2019 and end at 1:00 pm ET on Thursday, November 21, 2019

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,
2019

December 31,
2018

Assets






Current assets



Cash and cash equivalents

$

30,074

$

25,242

Trade and other receivables

97,299

165,586

Income taxes receivable

8,462

4,944

Inventories

35,725

30,592

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

19,334

13,862

Fair value of interest rate swap agreements

944

1,457

Assets held for sale

5,858


197,696

241,683

Non-current assets



Property, equipment and leaseholds

628,374

634,354

Right-of-use assets

1,257,068

Deferred income taxes

14,178

13,444

Fair value of interest rate swap agreements

471

2,063

Interests in joint ventures and associates

29,638

38,912

Intangible assets

88,147

108,758

Goodwill

816,964

817,235


$

3,032,536

$

1,856,449

 

Cineplex Inc.
Interim
 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets … continued
(Unaudited)
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)








September 30,
2019

December 31,
2018

Liabilities






Current liabilities



Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

154,758

$

186,407

Share-based compensation

2,250

4,862

Dividends payable

9,500

9,183

Income taxes payable

1,870

12,167

Deferred revenue

170,553

214,016

Lease obligations

112,152

3,058

Fair value of interest rate swap agreements

1,868

1,184

Liabilities related to assets held for sale

2,584


455,535

430,877

Non-current liabilities



Share-based compensation

11,612

8,210

Long-term debt

649,000

580,000

Fair value of interest rate swap agreements

15,878

7,674

Lease obligations

1,269,982

10,789

Post-employment benefit obligations

9,484

9,250

Other liabilities

10,443

119,110

Deferred income taxes

219

11,528


1,966,618

746,561

Total liabilities

2,422,153

1,177,438




Equity



Share capital

852,379

852,379

Deficit

(238,516)

(179,721)

Hedging reserves and other

(12,577)

(3,678)

Contributed surplus

9,016

7,815

Cumulative translation adjustment

186

2,301

Total equity attributable to owners of Cineplex

610,488

679,096

Non-controlling interests

(105)

(85)

Total equity

610,383

679,011


$

3,032,536

$

1,856,449


 

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,


2019

2018
Restated

2019

2018
Restated

Revenues





Box office

$

177,865

$

173,278

$

523,732

$

541,892

Food service

125,550

115,557

358,171

354,775

Media

43,308

33,162

127,210

104,913

Amusement

58,143

53,838

174,760

152,320

Other

13,582

10,554

38,053

30,695


418,448

386,389

1,221,926

1,184,595

Expenses





Film cost

93,735

90,213

275,461

287,763

Cost of food service

27,439

24,257

79,122

74,053

Depreciation - right-of-use assets

36,456

109,475

Depreciation and amortization - other assets

31,712

32,483

95,748

93,743

Loss on disposal of assets

303

783

896

1,617

Other costs

190,955

217,003

567,771

643,847

Share of income of joint ventures and associates

(560)

(1,118)

(2,572)

(2,850)

Interest expense - lease obligations

12,091

126

36,780

425

Interest expense - other

6,244

6,766

17,453

19,536

Interest income

(75)

(60)

(208)

(205)

Foreign exchange

(449)

391

569

(438)


397,851

370,844

1,180,495

1,117,491

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

20,597

15,545

41,431

67,104

Provision for income taxes





Current

7,932

6,182

16,345

19,008

Deferred

(2,435)

(2,979)

(6,762)

(8,101)


5,497

3,203

9,583

10,907

Net income from continuing operations

$

15,100

$

12,342

$

31,848

$

56,197

Net loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes

(1,718)

(2,133)

(6,429)

(6,395)

Net income

$

13,382

$

10,209

$

25,419

$

49,802






Net income from continuing operations attributable to:





Owners of Cineplex

$

15,102

$

12,414

$

31,868

$

56,269

Non-controlling interests

(2)

(72)

(20)

(72)

Net income from continuing operations

$

15,100

$

12,342

$

31,848

$

56,197






Net income attributable to:





Owners of Cineplex

$

13,384

$

10,281

$

25,439

$

49,874

Non-controlling interests

(2)

(72)

(20)

(72)

Net income

$

13,382

$

10,209

$

25,419

$

49,802






Net income per share attributable to owners of
Cineplex - basic and diluted:





Continuing operations

$

0.24

$

0.19

$

0.50

$

0.89

Discontinued operations

(0.03)

(0.03)

(0.10)

(0.10)

Total operations

$

0.21

$

0.16

$

0.40

$

0.79


 

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,


2019

2018
Restated

2019

2018
Restated










Net income from continuing operations

$

15,100

$

12,342

$

31,848

$

56,197

Other comprehensive income (loss) from continuing 
operations





Items that will be reclassified subsequently to net income:





(Loss) income on hedging instruments

(527)

1,418

(12,148)

2,585

Associated deferred income taxes recovery (expense)

128

(332)

3,249

(650)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

727

(1,230)

(2,209)

2,242

Other comprehensive income (loss)

328

(144)

(11,108)

4,177

Comprehensive income from continuing operations

15,428

12,198

20,740

60,374

Net loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes

(1,718)

(2,133)

(6,429)

(6,395)

Foreign currency translation adjustment from discontinued
operations

(65)

37

94

(92)

Comprehensive income

$

13,645

$

10,102

$

14,405

$

53,887






Comprehensive income from continuing operations
attributable to:





Owners of Cineplex

$

15,430

$

12,270

$

20,760

$

60,446

Non-controlling interests

(2)

(72)

(20)

(72)

Comprehensive income

$

15,428

$

12,198

$

20,740

$

60,374






Comprehensive income attributable to:





Owners of Cineplex

$

13,647

$

10,174

$

14,425

$

53,959

Non-controlling interests

(2)

(72)

(20)

(72)

Comprehensive income

$

13,645

$

10,102

$

14,405

$

53,887


 

Cineplex Inc.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity 
(Unaudited)
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)
For the periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2018










 

Share capital

 Contributed
surplus

Hedging
reserves
and other

Cumulative
translation
adjustment

 

Deficit

Non-
controlling
interests

 

Total
















January 1, 2019

$

852,379

$

7,815

$

(3,678)

$

2,301

$

(179,721)

$

(85)

$

679,011

Net income






25,439


(20)


25,419

Other comprehensive loss




(8,899)


(2,115)




(11,014)

Total comprehensive income




(8,899)


(2,115)


25,439


(20)


14,405

Dividends declared






(84,234)



(84,234)

Share option expense



1,201






1,201
















September 30, 2019

$

852,379

$

9,016

$

(12,577)

$

186

$

(238,516)

$

(105)

$

610,383
















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
















September 30, 2018

$

856,835

$

2,964

$

3,267

$

(667)

$

(179,567)

$

(60)

$

682,772
















                                                                                                                              

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,


2019

2018


2019

2018



Restated



Restated

Cash provided by (used in)






Operating activities












Net income from continuing operations 

$             15,100

$             12,342


$             31,848

$             56,197

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






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

31,712

32,483


95,748

93,743

Depreciation of right-of-use assets

36,456


109,475

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

(2,584)


(8,783)

Unrealized foreign exchange

(169)

175


389

(119)

Interest rate swap agreements - non-cash interest

(287)

185


(1,419)

393

Accretion of convertible debentures

606


1,815

Other non-cash interest

487

100


1,337

301

Loss on disposal of assets

303

783


896

1,617

Deferred income taxes

(2,435)

(2,979)


(6,762)

(8,101)

Non-cash share-based compensation

408

405


1,201

1,323

Net change in interests in joint ventures and associates

(149)

(2,130)


(3,238)

(3,759)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(3,666)

(239)


(31,943)

(19,191)

Net cash provided by operating activities

77,760

39,147


197,532

115,436

Investing activities






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

44


1,830

Purchases of property, equipment and leaseholds

(34,905)

(30,582)


(94,919)

(85,546)

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(4,685)


(4,685)

Intangible assets additions

(2,600)

(992)


(5,156)

(3,082)

Tenant inducements

7,804

3,481


9,153

11,729

Net cash received from CDCP

3,910

2,606


12,512

3,582

Net cash used in investing activities

(25,791)

(30,128)


(78,410)

(76,172)

Financing activities






Dividends paid

(28,500)

(27,549)


(83,917)

(81,064)

Borrowings under credit facilities, net

8,000

19,000


69,000

40,000

Options exercised for cash


68

Repayments of lease obligations - principal

(31,836)

(863)


(95,900)

(2,542)

Financing fees


(243)

Net cash used in financing activities

(52,336)

(9,412)


(111,060)

(43,538)

Effect of exchange rate differences on cash

(158)

(204)


138

463

(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents from continuing
operations

(525)

(597)


8,200

(3,811)

Cash flows used in discontinued operations

(1,441)

(965)


(3,368)

(4,224)

Cash and cash equivalents - Beginning of period

32,040

34,124


25,242

40,597

Cash and cash equivalents - End of period

$             30,074

$             32,562


$             30,074

$             32,562

Supplemental information






Cash paid for interest - lease obligation

$             11,684

$                  126


$             35,575

$                  425

Cash paid for interest - other

$               6,406

$               7,276


$             18,668

$             18,383

Cash paid for income taxes, net

$               2,999

$               4,225


$             29,087

$             22,267

 

Cineplex Inc.
Interim Consolidated Supplemental Information 
(
Unaudited)
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDAaL










Three months ended September 30,



Nine months ended September 30,




2019



2018




2019



2018







Restated







Restated















Net income from continuing operations


$

15,100


$

12,342



$

31,848


$

56,197















Depreciation and amortization - other



31,712



32,483




95,748



93,743

Depreciation - right-of-use assets



36,456






109,475



Interest expense - lease obligations



12,091



126




36,780



425

Interest expense - other



6,244



6,766




17,453



19,536

Interest income



(75)



(60)




(208)



(205)

Current income tax expense



7,932



6,182




16,345



19,008

Deferred income tax recovery



(2,435)



(2,979)




(6,762)



(8,101)















EBITDA from continuing operations


$

107,025


$

54,860



$

300,679


$

180,603















Loss on disposal of assets



303



783




896



1,617

CDCP equity income (i)



(790)



(1,131)




(3,024)



(2,875)

Foreign exchange (gain) loss



(449)



391




569



(438)

Non-controlling interest



2



53




20



53

Depreciation and amortization - joint ventures and associates (ii)



23



2




76



7

Taxes and interest of joint ventures and associates (ii)



18



13




41



39















Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations


$

106,132


$

54,971



$

299,257


$

179,006

Cash rent paid not pertaining to current period



(354)






353



Cash rent previously recognized as a finance lease (iv)





(989)






(2,967)

Non-cash rent (v) (vi)





(2,584)






(8,783)















Adjusted EBITDAaL (vi) (vii)


$

62,312


$

51,398



$

168,219


$

167,256

(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).

(iii) 

Balance of cash rents that have been reallocated to offset the lease obligations.

(iv) 

Rent payments that were charged to the finance lease obligations in the previous reporting period. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.

(v) 

Non-cash rent included in the 2018 balances in the previous reporting period. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.

(vi) 

See Non-GAAP measures section of this news release.

(vii) 

Prior period figures have been revised to conform to current period presentation. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.


 

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,




2019


2018



2019


2018






Restated





Restated












Cash provided by operating activities (i)


$

77,760

$

39,147


$

197,532

$

115,436

Less: Total capital expenditures net of proceeds on sale of assets



(34,905)


(30,538)



(94,919)


(83,716)










Standardized free cash flow


42,855


8,609


102,613


31,720










Add/(Less):









Changes in operating assets and liabilities (ii)


3,666


239


31,943


19,191

Changes in operating assets and liabilities of joint ventures and associates (ii)


(411)


1,012


666


909

Principal component of lease obligations


(31,836)


(863)


(95,900)


(2,542)

Principal portion of cash rent paid not pertaining to current period


(345)



346


Growth capital expenditures and other (iii)


30,580


26,105


77,463


69,070

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


(189)


2


(335)


21

Non-controlling interest


2



20


Net cash received from CDCP (iv)


3,910


2,606


12,512


3,582

Adjusted free cash flow


$

48,232

$

37,763


$

129,328

$

122,004

Average number of Shares outstanding



63,333,238


63,332,946



63,333,238


63,331,829

Adjusted free cash flow per Share


$

0.762

$

0.596


$

2.042

$

1.926

Dividends declared


$

0.450

$

0.435


$

1.330

$

1.285


(i) 

Prior period figures have been revised to conform to current period presentation. See Reconciliation section of the MD&A for further details.

(ii) 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities are not considered a source or use 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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