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Townsquare Announces Strong Third Quarter Net Revenue Growth Of 8% (Ex-Political) And Adjusted EBITDA Growth Of 13% (Ex-Political)

Raising 2019 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

Digital Revenue 35% of Total Net Revenue

4.7x Net Leverage1

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Townsquare Media, Inc. (TSQ) ("Townsquare," the "Company," "we," "us," or "our") announced today financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Townsquare Media, Inc.

"Townsquare's third quarter results exceeded our expectations, with ex-political net revenue and Adjusted EBITDA increasing 7.9% and 12.9%, respectively, over the prior year," commented Bill Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Townsquare. "When factoring in political comps from the prior year period, our net revenue grew 6.2% and Adjusted EBITDA grew 6.7%.  In addition to the continued strong results of our digital marketing subscription business, Townsquare Interactive, which increased net revenue by 26.0% over the prior year, our Advertising business grew net revenue a very impressive 7.3% excluding political revenue over the prior year.  Both segments also achieved strong profit margins in excess of 30% in the third quarter and year to date periods, which as a result increased Adjusted EBITDA by a strong 11.5% in the first nine months of 2019.  Continued momentum in our revenue growth, coupled with our disciplined expense management, allowed us to reduce net leverage to 4.7x as of September 30th, a reduction of 0.6x year over year and the lowest net leverage level in our history."

Mr. Wilson added, "The ongoing strong performance of Townsquare Interactive and Townsquare Ignite, our proprietary digital programmatic advertising platform, is contributing to digital revenue being 35% of our total net revenue and reinforces our belief that each of those digital divisions will generate $100 million in annual net revenue within the next two to four years.  We believe that our strong financial performance, talented teams, broad product suite of high quality, locally focused multiplatform offerings, and the size and strength of our digital businesses, further prove that Townsquare is not a traditional radio broadcaster, and has evolved to be a premier local media and digital marketing solutions company."

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per share.  The dividend will be payable on February 14, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 27, 2019.

Third Quarter Highlights2

  • As compared to the third quarter of 2018:
  • Diluted net income per share from continuing operations was $0.31 and Adjusted Net Income Per Share was $0.33
  • Townsquare Interactive added 850 net subscribers, ending the quarter with approximately 18,150 subscribers

Year to Date Highlights2

  • As compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2018:

1. Net leverage is calculated using our total outstanding indebtedness, net of our total cash balance as of September 30, 2019, divided by our pro forma Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended September 30, 2019 of $103.1 million.
2. See below for discussion of non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures.  As used in this release, the term "pro forma" means pro forma for our acquisition of three radio stations in Princeton, NJ on July 2, 2018.

Guidance

Based on the Company's third quarter results and its outlook for the remainder of 2019, Townsquare is updating its net revenue and Adjusted EBITDA guidance for the full year 2019 as follows:

  • For the full year 2019, net revenue is expected to be between $428 million and $430 million and Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be between $102 million and $104 million.

Segment Reporting

We have three reportable operating segments, Advertising, which includes broadcast and digital advertising products and solutions, Townsquare Interactive, our digital marketing solutions business and Live Events, which is comprised of the Company's live events, including concerts, expositions and other experiential events.

Quarter Ended September 30, 2019 Compared to the Quarter Ended September 30, 2018

Net Revenue

Net revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 increased $6.6 million or 6.2%, to $112.6 million as compared to $106.0 million in the same period last year.  Advertising net revenue increased $4.6 million or 5.2% to $93.1 million, Townsquare Interactive net revenue increased $3.3 million or 26.0%, to $15.9 million, and Live Events net revenue decreased $1.4 million, or 27.3%, to $3.6 million, each as compared to the same period last year.  Excluding political revenue, net revenue increased $8.2 million, or 7.9%, to $111.9 million, and Advertising net revenue increased $6.3 million, or 7.3%, to $92.5 million.

Net Income

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 decreased $0.9 million, or 9.1%, to $8.8 million, as compared to $9.7 million in the same period last year.  Net income from continuing operations decreased $0.4 million or 3.9%, to $9.1 million, as compared to $9.5 million in the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 increased $1.8 million, or 6.7%, to $28.8 million, as compared to $27.0 million in the same period last year.  Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political) increased $3.2 million, or 12.9%, to $28.2 million, as compared to $25.0 million in the same period last year.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 Compared to the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

Net Revenue

Net revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased $20.0 million, or 6.7%, to $319.3 million, as compared to $299.3 million in the same period last year.  Advertising net revenue increased $12.6 million, or 5.1% to $258.9 million, Townsquare Interactive net revenue increased $10.3 million, or 29.3%, to $45.4 million, and Live Events net revenue decreased $2.8 million, or 15.9%, to $15.1 million, each as compared to the same period last year.  Excluding political revenue, net revenue increased  $22.9 million, or 7.8%, to $317.9 million, and Advertising net revenue increased $15.5 million, or 6.4%, to $257.5 million.

Pro forma net revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased $16.4 million, or 5.4%, to $319.3 million, as compared to $302.9 million in the same period last year.  Pro forma Advertising net revenue increased $9.1 million, or 3.6%, to $258.9 million, pro forma Townsquare Interactive net revenue increased $10.3 million, or 29.3%, to $45.4 million, and pro forma Live Events net revenue decreased $3.0 million, or 16.5%, to $15.1 million, each as compared to the same period last year.  Excluding political revenue, pro forma net revenue increased $19.3 million, or 6.5%, to $317.9 million, and pro forma Advertising net revenue increased $12.0 million, or 4.9%, to $257.5 million.

Net Income

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased $29.0 million to $13.8 million, as compared to a net loss of $15.3 million in the same period last year.  Net income from continuing operations decreased $0.4 million or 1.8%, to $21.2 million, as compared to $21.6 million in the same period last year.

Pro forma net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased $28.0 million to $13.8 million, as compared to a net loss of $14.2 million in the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased $8.1 million, or 11.5%, to $78.4 million, as compared to $70.3 million in the same period last year.  Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political) increased $10.6 million, or 15.9%, to $77.2 million, as compared to $66.6 million in the same period last year.

Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased $7.1 million, or 10.0%, to $78.4 million as compared to $71.3 million in the same period last year.  Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political) increased $9.6 million, or 14.1%, to $77.2 million, as compared to $67.6 million in the same period last year.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2019, we had a total of $74.2 million of cash on hand and $50.0 million of available borrowing capacity under our revolving credit facility. As of September 30, 2019, we had $560.5 million of outstanding indebtedness representing 5.4x and 4.7x gross and net leverage, respectively, based on pro forma Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended September 30, 2019 of $103.1 million.

The table below presents a summary, as of November 4, 2019, of our outstanding common stock and securities convertible into common stock, excluding options issued under our 2014 Omnibus Incentive Plan.

 

Security


Number Outstanding1

Description

Class A common stock


14,313,844

One vote per share.

Class B common stock


3,011,634

10 votes per share.2

Class C common stock


1,636,341

No votes.2

Warrants


8,977,676

Each warrant is exercisable for one share of Class A common stock, at
an exercise price of $0.0001 per share. The aggregate exercise price for
all warrants currently outstanding is $898.3

Total


27,939,495






1 Each of the shares of common stock listed below, including the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon
exercise of the warrants, has equal economic rights.

2 Each share converts into 1 share of Class A common stock upon transfer or at the option of the holder, subject to
certain conditions, including compliance with FCC rules.

3 The warrants are fully vested and exercisable for shares of Class A common stock, subject to certain conditions,
including compliance with FCC rules.

 

Conference Call
Townsquare Media, Inc. will host a conference call to discuss certain third quarter 2019 financial results and 2019 guidance on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call dial-in number is 1-877-407-0784 (U.S. & Canada) or 1-201-689-8560 (International) and the confirmation code is 13694835. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on the equity investor relations page of the Company's website at www.townsquaremedia.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available through November 12, 2019. To access the replay, please dial 1-844-512-2921 (U.S. & Canada) or 1-412-317-6671 (International) and enter confirmation code 13694835. A web-based archive of the conference call will also be available at the above website.

About Townsquare Media, Inc.
Townsquare is a radio, digital media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on being the premier local advertising and marketing solutions platform in small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. Our assets include 321 radio stations and more than 330 local websites in 67 U.S. markets, a digital marketing solutions company (Townsquare Interactive) serving approximately 18,150 small to medium sized businesses, a proprietary digital programmatic advertising platform (Townsquare Ignite) and approximately 200 local live events each year.  Our brands include local media assets such as WYRK, KLAQ, K2 and NJ101.5; iconic local and regional events such as WYRK's Taste of Country, the Boise Music Festival, the Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival and Taste of Fort Collins; and leading tastemaker music and entertainment websites such as XXLmag.com, TasteofCountry.com and Loudwire.com.  For more information, please visit www.townsquaremedia.com, www.townsquareinteractive.com, and www.townsquareignite.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained in this press release, the matters addressed are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements often discuss our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as "aim," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "outlook," "potential," "project," "projection," "plan," "intend," "seek," "believe," "may," "could," "would," "will," "should," "can," "can have," "likely," the negatives thereof and other words and terms. By nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied by the forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and currently available data and are neither predictions nor guarantees of future events or performance. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof or as of the date specified herein. See "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC")  on March 12, 2019, and subsequent filings with the SEC, for a discussion of factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Townsquare Media, Inc. assumes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Definitions
In this press release, we refer to Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted EBITDA,  Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political), Adjusted EBITDA Less Interest, Capex and Taxes, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Per Share which are financial measures that have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP").

We define Adjusted Operating Income as operating income before the deduction of depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, corporate expenses, transaction costs, business realignment costs, impairment loss of long-lived and intangible assets, impairment loss on investment and net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets.  We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before the deduction of income taxes, interest expense, net, repurchase of debt, transaction costs, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, business realignment costs, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, impairment loss on investment, net (income) loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes, net (loss) gain on sale and retirement of assets and other expense (income) net.  We define Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political) as Adjusted EBITDA less political net revenue, net of a fifteen percent deduction to account for estimated national representative firm fees, music licensing fees and sales commissions expense.  Adjusted EBITDA Less Interest, Capex and Taxes is defined as Adjusted EBITDA less net cash interest expense, capital expenditures and cash paid for taxes. Adjusted Net Income is defined as net income (loss) before the deduction of transaction costs, business realignment costs, net loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes, net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets, impairment of long lived and intangible assets and net income attributable to non-controlling interest, net  of income taxes.  Adjusted Net Income Per Share is defined as Adjusted Net Income divided by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding.  We define Net Leverage as our total outstanding indebtedness, net of our total cash balance as of September 30, 2019, divided by our pro forma Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended September 30, 2019.  These measures do not represent, and should not be considered as alternatives to, net income (loss), or cash flows from operations, as determined under GAAP.  In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles.  You should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses or charges that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in the presentation, and we do not infer that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. In addition, these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly-named measures reported by other companies.  Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are set forth in the tables below.  We do not provide reconciliations on forward-looking statements due to the inability to estimate certain components of forward-looking statements that are not available without unreasonable efforts.  Where we use the term "pro forma", it refers to pro forma financial information for our acquisition of three radio stations in Princeton, NJ on July 2, 2018, as if the acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2018.

We use Adjusted Operating Income to evaluate the operating performance of our business segments. We use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political) to facilitate company-to-company operating performance comparisons by backing out potential differences caused by variations in capital structures (affecting interest expense), taxation and the age and book depreciation of facilities and equipment (affecting relative depreciation expense), which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to operating performance, and to facilitate year over year comparisons, by backing out the impact of political revenue which varies depending on the election cycle and may be unrelated to operating performance. We use Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Per Share to assess total company operating performance on a consistent basis.  We use Net Leverage to measure the Company's ability to handle its debt burden.  We believe that these measures, when considered together with our GAAP financial results, provide management and investors with a more complete understanding of our business operating results, including underlying trends, by excluding the effects of transaction costs, net (loss) gain on sale and retirement of assets, business realignment costs, certain impairments, and net income (loss) from discontinued operations.  Further, while discretionary bonuses for members of management are not determined with reference to specific targets, our Board of Directors may consider Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political), Adjusted EBITDA Less Interest, Capex and Taxes, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income Per Share when determining discretionary bonuses.

Investor Relations
Claire Yenicay
(203) 900-5555
investors@townsquaremedia.com

 

TOWNSQUARE MEDIA, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
(unaudited)


Three Months Ended
 September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018









Net revenue

$

112,561



$

106,007



$

319,331



$

299,309










Operating costs and expenses:








Direct operating expenses

76,612



72,170



220,831



209,248


Depreciation and amortization

6,841



4,644



20,563



13,436


Corporate expenses

7,173



6,863



20,130



19,802


Stock-based compensation

532



597



2,068



1,033


Transaction costs

193



166



469



1,003


Business realignment costs



(207)



4



(207)


Impairment of long lived and intangible assets





231




Net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets

143



(3)



141



(401)


    Total operating costs and expenses

91,494



84,230



264,437



243,914


    Operating income

21,067



21,777



54,894



55,395


Other expense:








Interest expense, net

8,524



8,640



25,645



25,600


Other expense, net

107



41



177



121


    Income from continuing operations before income taxes

12,436



13,096



29,072



29,674


Provision for income taxes

3,290



3,583



7,892



8,102


Net income from continuing operations

9,146



9,513



21,180



21,572


Net (loss) income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(334)



178



(7,414)



(36,837)


Net income (loss)

$

8,812



$

9,691



$

13,766



$

(15,265)










Net income (loss) attributable to:








     Controlling interests

$

8,255



$

9,258



$

12,269



$

(16,215)


     Non-controlling interests

557



433



1,497



950










Basic income (loss) per share:








    Continuing operations attributable to common shares

$

0.31



$

0.33



$

0.72



$

0.75


    Discontinued operations attributable to common shares

$

(0.02)



$

0.01



$

(0.40)



$

(1.99)


    Continuing operations attributable to participating shares

$

0.31



$

0.33



$

0.71



$

0.75


    Discontinued operations attributable to participating shares

$



$

0.01



$



$










Diluted income (loss) per share:








    Continuing operations

$

0.31



$

0.33



$

0.72



$

0.75


    Discontinued operations

$

(0.01)



$

0.01



$

(0.27)



$

(1.34)










Weighted average shares outstanding:








     Basic attributable to common shares

18,602



18,478



18,532



18,478


     Basic attributable to participating shares

8,978



8,978



8,978



8,978










     Diluted

27,581



27,690



27,510



27,632










Cash dividend declared per share

$

0.075



$

0.075



$

0.225



$

0.225


 

TOWNSQUARE MEDIA, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT
(in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
(unaudited)

 


Three Months Ended
 September 30,




Nine Months Ended
 September 30,




2019


2018


% Change


2019


2018


% Change

Advertising net revenue

$

93,086



$

88,454



5.2

%


$

258,884



$

246,302



5.1

%

Townsquare Interactive net revenue

15,880



12,608



26.0

%


45,376



35,089



29.3

%

Live Events net revenue

3,595



4,945



(27.3)

%


15,071



17,918



(15.9)

%

Net revenue

112,561



106,007



6.2

%


319,331



299,309



6.7

%

Operating costs and expenses:













Advertising direct operating expenses

62,421



58,702



6.3

%


177,929



169,935



4.7

%

Townsquare Interactive direct operating
expenses

10,882



8,954



21.5

%


30,983



24,767



25.1

%


Live Events direct operating expenses

3,309



4,514



(26.7)

%


11,919



14,546



(18.1)

%

Direct operating expenses

76,612



72,170



6.2

%


220,831



209,248



5.5

%

Depreciation and amortization

6,841



4,644



47.3

%


20,563



13,436



53.0

%

Corporate expenses

7,173



6,863



4.5

%


20,130



19,802



1.7

%

Stock-based compensation

532



597



(10.9)

%


2,068



1,033



100.2

%

Transaction costs

193



166



16.3

%


469



1,003



(53.2)

%

Business realignment costs



(207)



%


4



(207)



NM

Impairment of long lived and intangible assets





%


231





NM

Net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets

143



(3)



%


141



(401)



NM

    Total operating costs and expenses

91,494



84,230



8.6

%


264,437



243,914



8.4

%

    Operating income

21,067



21,777



(3.3)

%


54,894



55,395



(0.9)

%

Other expense:












Interest expense, net

8,524



8,640



(1.3)

%


25,645



25,600



0.2

%

Other expense, net

107



41



161.0

%


177



121



46.3

%

    Income from continuing operations before income taxes

12,436



13,096



(5.0)

%


29,072



29,674



(2.0)

%

Provision for income taxes

3,290



3,583



(8.2)

%


7,892



8,102



(2.6)

%

Net income from continuing operations

9,146



9,513



(3.9)

%


21,180



21,572



(1.8)

%

Net (loss) income from discontinued
operations, net of income taxes

(334)



178



(287.6)

%


(7,414)



(36,837)



79.9

%

Net income (loss)

$

8,812



$

9,691



(9.1)

%


$

13,766



$

(15,265)



190.2

%

 

The following table presents net revenue and Adjusted Operating Income by segment, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, and 2018, respectively (in thousands):

 


Actual


Three Months Ended
September 30,




Nine Months Ended
 September 30,




2019


2018


%Change


2019


2018


%Change

 

Advertising net revenue

$

93,086



$

88,454



5.2

%


$

258,884



$

246,302



5.1

%

 

Townsquare Interactive net revenue

15,880



12,608



26.0

%


45,376



35,089



29.3

%

 

Live Events net revenue

3,595



4,945



(27.3)

%


15,071



17,918



(15.9)

%

 

Net revenue

$

112,561



$

106,007



6.2

%


$

319,331



$

299,309



6.7

%


Advertising Adjusted Operating Income

30,665



29,752



3.1

%


80,955



76,367



6.0

%

Townsquare Interactive Adjusted Operating
Income

4,998



3,654



36.8

%


14,393



10,322



39.4

%

 

Live Events Adjusted Operating Income

286



431



(33.6)

%


3,152



3,372



(6.5)

%

 

Adjusted Operating Income

$

35,949



$

33,837



6.2

%


$

98,500



$

90,061



9.4

%

 

The following table presents on a pro forma basis, net revenue and Adjusted Operating Income by segment, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, and 2018, respectively (in thousands):

 


Pro Forma


Three Months Ended
September 30,




Nine Months Ended
 September 30,




2019


2018


%Change


2019


2018


%Change

Advertising net revenue

$

93,086



$

88,454



5.2

%


$

258,884



$

249,778



3.6

%


Townsquare Interactive net revenue

15,880



12,608



26.0

%


45,376



35,089



29.3

%


Live Events net revenue

3,595



4,945



(27.3)

%


15,071



18,051



(16.5)

%

Net revenue

$

112,561



$

106,007



6.2

%


$

319,331



$

302,918



5.4

%


Advertising Adjusted Operating Income

30,665



29,752



3.1

%


80,955



77,369



4.6

%

Townsquare Interactive Adjusted Operating
Income

4,998



3,654



36.8

%


14,393



10,322



39.4

%


Live Events Adjusted Operating Income

286



431



(33.6)

%


3,152



3,389



(7.0)

%


Adjusted Operating Income

$

35,949



$

33,837



6.2

%


$

98,500



$

91,080



8.1

%

 

The following table reconciles on a GAAP basis net income (loss), the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, to Adjusted Net Income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, and 2018, respectively (in thousands, except per share data):

 


Three Months Ended
 September 30,


Nine Months Ended
 September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net income (loss)

$

8,812



$

9,691



$

13,766



$

(15,265)


Net income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(334)



178



(7,414)



(36,837)


Net income from continuing operations

9,146



9,513



21,180



21,572


  Provision for income taxes

3,290



3,583



7,892



8,102


Net income from continuing operations before income taxes

12,436



13,096



29,072



29,674


Transaction costs

193



166



469



1,003


Business realignment costs



(207)



4



(207)


Impairment of long lived and intangible assets





231




Net gain on sale and retirement of assets

143



(3)



141



(401)


Net income attributable to non-controlling interest

(557)



(433)



(1,497)



(950)


Adjusted net income before income taxes

12,215



12,619



28,420



29,119


   Provision for income taxes

3,232



3,453



7,716



7,949


Adjusted Net Income

$

8,983



$

9,166



$

20,704



$

21,170










Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

27,581



27,690



27,510



27,632










Adjusted Net Income Per Share

$

0.33



$

0.33



$

0.75



$

0.77


 

The following table reconciles on a GAAP basis net income (loss), the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, to Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political) and Adjusted EBITDA Less Interest, Capex and Taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, and 2018, respectively (dollars in thousands):

 


Actual


Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
 September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net income from continuing operations

$

9,146



$

9,513



$

21,180



$

21,572


Net (loss) income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(334)



178



(7,414)



(36,837)


Net income (loss)

8,812



9,691



13,766



(15,265)


  Provision for income taxes

3,290



3,583



7,892



8,102


  Interest expense, net

8,524



8,640



25,645



25,600


Depreciation and amortization

6,841



4,644



20,563



13,436


Stock-based compensation

532



597



2,068



1,033


Transaction costs

193



166



469



1,003


Business realignment costs



(207)



4



(207)


Impairment of long lived and intangible assets





231




  Net loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

334



(178)



7,414



36,837


  Other (a)

250



38



318



(280)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

28,776



$

26,974



$

78,370



$

70,259


Political Adjusted EBITDA

(533)



(1,949)



(1,217)



(3,666)


Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political)

28,243



25,025



77,153



66,593


Political Adjusted EBITDA

533



1,949



1,217



3,666


Net cash paid for interest

(3,988)



(3,719)



(20,916)



(20,895)


Capital expenditures

(5,617)



(3,919)



(14,545)



(12,675)


Cash paid for taxes

(145)



536



(715)



(913)


Adjusted EBITDA Less Interest, Capex and Taxes

$

19,026



$

19,872



$

42,194



$

35,776



(a) Other includes net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets, (gain) loss on foreign exchange and other (income) expense, net.

The following table reconciles on a pro forma basis net income (loss), the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, to pro forma Adjusted EBITDA, pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political) and pro forma Adjusted EBITDA Less Interest, Capex and Taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, and 2018, respectively (dollars in thousands):

 



Pro forma


Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net income from continuing operations

$

9,146



$

9,513



$

21,180



$

21,572


Net (loss) income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(334)



178



(7,414)



(36,837)


Net income (loss)

$

8,812



$

9,691



$

13,766



$

(15,265)


   Net income from acquisition







1,018


Pro forma net income (loss)

$

8,812



$

9,691



$

13,766



$

(14,247)


  Provision for income taxes

3,290



3,583



7,892



8,102


  Interest expense, net

8,524



8,640



25,645



25,600


Depreciation and amortization

6,841



4,644



20,563



13,436


Stock-based compensation

532



597



2,068



1,033


Transaction costs

193



166



469



1,003


Business realignment costs



(207)



4



(207)


Impairment of long lived and intangible assets





231




  Net loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

334



(178)



7,414



36,837


  Other (a)

250



38



318



(280)


Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA

$

28,776



$

26,974



$

78,370



$

71,277


Political Adjusted EBITDA

(533)



(1,949)



(1,217)



(3,680)


Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA (Excluding Political)

$

28,243



$

25,025



$

77,153



$

67,597


Political Adjusted EBITDA

533



1,949



1,217



3,680


Net cash paid for interest

(3,988)



(3,719)



(20,916)



(20,895)


Capital expenditures

(5,617)



(3,919)



(14,545)



(12,705)


Cash paid for taxes

(145)



536



(715)



(913)


Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA Less Interest, Capex and Taxes

$

19,026



$

19,872



$

42,194



$

36,764




(a) Other includes net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets, (gain) loss on foreign exchange and other (income) expense, net.

The following table reconciles net income (loss), the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, to Adjusted EBITDA on a quarterly basis for the twelve months ended September 30, 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 


Three Months Ended


Twelve
Months
Ended


December 31, 2018


March 31,
2019


June 30,
2019


September 30, 2019


September 30, 2019

Net (loss) income

$

(16,309)



$

(4,790)



$

10,696



$

8,812



$

(1,591)


  Provision (benefit) for income taxes

(6,928)



908



4,059



3,290



1,329


  Interest expense, net

8,667



8,595



8,526



8,524



34,312


  Repurchase of debt

(140)









(140)


Depreciation and amortization

4,672



6,508



5,897



6,841



23,918


Stock-based compensation

600



876



660



532



2,668


Transaction costs

462



148



128



193



931


Business realignment costs

2,128



4







2,132


Impairment of goodwill and intangible
assets

19,888









19,888


  Impairment loss on investment

5,007









5,007


Impairment of long lived and intangible
assets





231





231


  Net loss (income) from discontinued

  operations, net of income taxes

6,683



7,164



(84)



334



14,097


  Other (a)

32



53



15



250



350


Adjusted EBITDA

$

24,762



$

19,466



$

30,128



$

28,776



$

103,132


 

(a) Other includes net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets, (gain) loss on foreign exchange and other (income) expense, net.

The following tables reconcile Operating Income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, to Adjusted Operating Income by segment (in thousands):

 


Three Months Ended September 30, 2019


Operating Income

Depreciation and amortization

Stock-based compensation

Corporate expenses

Transaction costs

Business realignment costs

Impairment of
long lived and
intangible assets

Net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets

Adjusted Operating Income

Advertising

$

27,158


$

3,471


$

36


$


$


$


$


$


$

30,665


Townsquare Interactive

4,845


129


24







4,998


Live Events

151


133


2







286


Corporate and Other Reconciling Items

(11,087)


3,108


470


7,173


193




143



Consolidated

$

21,067


$

6,841


$

532


$

7,173


$

193


$


$


$

143


$

35,949


 


Three Months Ended September 30, 2018


Operating Income

Depreciation and amortization

Stock-based compensation

Corporate expenses

Transaction costs

Business realignment costs

Impairment of
long lived and
intangible assets

Net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets

Adjusted Operating Income

Advertising

$

26,800


$

2,899


$

53


$


$


$


$


$


$

29,752


Townsquare Interactive

3,537


107


10







3,654


Live Events

391


243


4




(207)




431


Corporate and Other Reconciling Items

(8,951)


1,395


530


6,863


166




(3)



Consolidated

$

21,777


$

4,644


$

597


$

6,863


$

166


$

(207)


$


$

(3)


$

33,837


 


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019


Operating Income

Depreciation and amortization

Stock-based compensation

Corporate expenses

Transaction costs

Business realignment costs

Impairment of
long lived and
intangible assets

Net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets

Adjusted Operating Income

Advertising

$

70,828


$

9,728


$

168


$


$


$


$

231


$


$

80,955


Townsquare Interactive

13,936


375


82







14,393


Live Events

2,713


411


28







3,152


Corporate and Other Reconciling Items

(32,583)


10,049


1,790


20,130


469


4



141



Consolidated

$

54,894


$

20,563


$

2,068


$

20,130


$

469


$

4


$

231


$

141


$

98,500


 


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018


Operating Income

Depreciation and amortization

Stock-based compensation

Corporate expenses

Transaction costs

Business realignment costs

Impairment of
long lived and
intangible assets

Net loss (gain) on sale and retirement of assets

Adjusted Operating Income

Advertising

$

67,975


$

8,272


$

120


$


$


$


$


$


$

76,367


Townsquare Interactive

9,966


331


25







10,322


Live Events

3,052


514


13




(207)




3,372


Corporate and Other Reconciling Items

(25,598)


4,319


875


19,802


1,003




(401)



Consolidated

$

55,395


$

13,436


$

1,033


$

19,802


$

1,003


$

(207)


$


$

(401)


$

90,061


 

The following table reconciles Net revenue to Net revenue, excluding political revenue on a GAAP basis by segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively (in thousands):

 


Three Months Ended
September 30,




Nine Months Ended
 September 30,




2019


2018


%Change


2019


2018


%Change

Advertising net revenue

$

93,086



$

88,454



5.2

%


$

258,884



$

246,302



5.1

%


Townsquare Interactive net revenue

15,880



12,608



26.0

%


45,376



35,089



29.3

%


Live Events net revenue

3,595



4,945



(27.3)

%


15,071



17,918



(15.9)

%


Net revenue

$

112,561



$

106,007



6.2

%


$

319,331



$

299,309



6.7

%














Advertising political revenue

$

628



$

2,293



(72.6)

%


$

1,432



$

4,314



(66.8)

%


Townsquare Interactive political revenue





%






%


Live Events political revenue





%






%

Political revenue

$

628



$

2,293



(72.6)

%


$

1,432



$

4,314



(66.8)

%













Advertising net revenue (ex. political)

$

92,458



$

86,161



7.3

%


$

257,452



$

241,988



6.4

%

Townsquare Interactive net revenue (ex.
political)

15,880



12,608



26.0

%


45,376



35,089



29.3

%


Live Events net revenue (ex. political)

3,595



4,945



(27.3)

%


15,071



17,918



(15.9)

%


Net revenue (ex. political)

$

111,933



$

103,714



7.9

%


$

317,899



$

294,995



7.8

%


The following table reconciles Net revenue to Net revenue, excluding political revenue on a pro forma basis by segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively (in thousands):

 



Three Months Ended
September 30,




Nine Months Ended
 September 30,




2019


2018


%Change


2019


2018


%Change

Advertising net revenue

$

93,086



$

88,454



5.2

%


$

258,884



$

249,778



3.6

%


Townsquare Interactive net revenue

15,880



12,608



26.0

%


45,376



35,089



29.3

%


Live Events net revenue

3,595



4,945



(27.3)

%


15,071



18,051



(16.5)

%

Net revenue

$

112,561



$

106,007



6.2

%


$

319,331



$

302,918



5.4

%













Advertising political revenue

$

628



$

2,293



(72.6)

%


$

1,432



$

4,330



(66.9)

%


Townsquare Interactive political revenue





%






%


Live Events political revenue





%






%


Political revenue

$

628



$

2,293



(72.6)

%


$

1,432



$

4,330



(66.9)

%













Advertising net revenue (ex. political)

$

92,458



$

86,161



7.3

%


$

257,452



$

245,448



4.9

%

Townsquare Interactive net revenue (ex.
political)

15,880



12,608



26.0

%


45,376



35,089



29.3

%


Live Events net revenue (ex. political)

3,595



4,945



(27.3)

%


15,071



18,051



(16.5)

%


Net revenue (ex. political)

$

111,933



$

103,714



7.9

%


$

317,899



$

298,588



6.5

%



 

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