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Tribune Publishing Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

Growth in Net income from continuing operations of $7.5 million year-over-year
Digital content revenues increase ~50% year-over-year

CHICAGO, Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 29, 2019. Unless otherwise noted, amounts and disclosures throughout this earnings release relate to continuing operations and exclude all discontinued operations including the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and other assets of the California News Group (collectively, the “California properties”).

Third Quarter 2019 Highlights:

  • Total revenues were $236.0 million, down from $255.8 million in the third quarter of 2018

  • Net income from continuing operations was $6.9 million, compared to a loss of $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2018

  • Net loss attributable to Tribune Publishing common stockholders was $7.1 million, or $0.61 per share, driven by a reserve recorded in discontinued operations, compared to a loss of $4.0 million, or $0.11 per share, in the third quarter of 2018

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $24.8 million, an increase of $8.2 million year-over-year

  • Digital content revenues increased 49.9% compared to the third quarter of 2018

  • Digital-only subscribers increased 38% to 314,000 at the end of the third quarter 2019, up from 227,000 at the end of the third quarter 2018

  • Returned a total of $54 million to shareholders in the form of a $1.50 special dividend in July

Timothy P. Knight, Tribune Publishing Chief Executive Officer and President, said: “The third quarter represented solid operating performance, with significant improvement in net income and adjusted EBITDA. We managed through challenging revenue trends and controlled costs accordingly. We continue to make progress on our stated goals of margin improvement and growing our digital-only subscriber base. We also kept focus on shareholder value through the dividend issued in July, which returned cash to shareholders while leaving the Company with strong cash flexibility.”

Third Quarter 2019 Results
Third quarter 2019 total revenues were $236.0 million, down $19.7 million or 7.7% compared to $255.8 million for the third quarter 2018. Total advertising revenue and digital advertising revenue in the quarter were $93.2 million and $21.8 million, respectively.

Third quarter total operating expenses, including depreciation and amortization, were $226.7 million, down 14.7% compared to $265.8 million in the third quarter of 2018. The decrease reflects the Company’s ongoing disciplined cost management and includes a $24.7 million decrease in compensation expense compared to a year ago.

Net income from continuing operations was $6.9 million in the third quarter of 2019, improving from a loss of $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA was $24.8 million in the third quarter of 2019, an increase of 49.1% or $8.2 million compared to the third quarter of 2018, driven by a reduction in expenses.

For the quarter ended September 29, 2019, capital expenditures totaled $4.6 million. Cash balance at September 29, 2019, was $56.5 million, which does not include $37.3 million of restricted cash reflected in long-term assets.

Segment Results
The Company operates in two segments: M, which is comprised of the Company’s media groups excluding their digital revenues and related expenses, except digital subscription revenues when bundled with a print subscription, and X, which includes all digital revenues and related expenses of the Company from local Tribune Publishing websites, third-party websites, mobile applications, digital-only subscriptions, Tribune Content Agency and BestReviews.

Included in the tables below is segment reporting for M and X for the third quarters of 2019 and 2018 and corresponding year to date periods.

M
Third quarter 2019 M total revenues were $187.6 million, down 9.5% compared to the third quarter of 2018. Operating expenses for M decreased $39.6 million or 18.8% compared to the prior-year quarter, driven primarily by cost reduction actions.

Third quarter 2019 income from operations for M was $16.6 million, up from a loss of $3.3 million, and Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter was $22.3 million versus $8.1 million in the third quarter of 2018.

X
Total revenues for X for the third quarter of 2019 were $44.8 million, up 9.1%. Digital content revenues increased 49.9% year-over-year, due to strong growth from BestReviews and digital-only subscribers, as digital advertising revenues in the quarter declined 15.2%.

Third quarter 2019 operating expenses for X increased 11.5% compared to the third quarter of 2018, driven by higher allocations of newsroom expenses, partially offset by lower compensation and depreciation costs.

Third quarter 2019 income from operations for X was $3.1 million, down from $3.7 million in the third quarter of 2018, and Adjusted EBITDA was $6.1 million, down $4.3 million compared to the third quarter of 2018.

Digital-only subscribers grew to 314,000, up 38% from the prior year and up 5% sequentially from the second quarter of 2019.

2019 Outlook
For the full year, the Company confirmed its Adjusted EBITDA guidance of $102 million to $106 million. For the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company expects total revenues of $250 million to $254 million.

Conference Call Details
Tribune Publishing will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s third quarter 2019 results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:00 p.m. Central Time) on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The conference call may be accessed via Tribune Publishing’s Investor Relations website at investor.tribpub.com or by dialing 844.494.0195 (508.637.5599 for international callers) and entering conference ID 1086836. An archived version of the webcast will also be available for one year on the Tribune Publishing website. You can also access this replay via telephone, until November 14, 2019, by dialing 855.859.2056 (404.537.3406 for international callers) and entering conference ID 1086836.

Non-GAAP Financial Information
Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted same-business operating expenses, Adjusted Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations available to Tribune Publishing common stockholders, and Adjusted Diluted EPS are not measures presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (U.S. GAAP) and Tribune Publishing’s use of the terms Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted same-business operating expenses, Adjusted Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations available to Tribune Publishing common stockholders, and Adjusted Diluted EPS may vary from that of others in the Company’s industry. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted same-business operating expenses, Adjusted Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations available to Tribune Publishing common stockholders, and Adjusted Diluted EPS should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), income from operations, operating expenses, net income (loss) per diluted share, revenues or any other performance measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP as measures of operating performance or liquidity. Further information regarding Tribune Publishing’s presentation of these measures, including a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted same-business operating expenses, Adjusted Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations available to Tribune Publishing common stockholders and Adjusted Diluted EPS to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, is included below in this press release.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are based largely on our current expectations and reflect various estimates and assumptions by us. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends, and uncertainties that could cause actual results and achievements to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such risks, trends and uncertainties, which in some instances are beyond our control, include: changes in advertising demand, circulation levels and audience shares; competition and other economic conditions; economic and market conditions that could impact the level of our required contributions to the defined benefit pension plans to which we contribute; decisions by trustees under rehabilitation plans (if applicable) or other contributing employers with respect to multiemployer plans to which we contribute which could impact the level of our contributions; our ability to develop and grow our online businesses; changes in newsprint price; our ability to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; concentration of stock ownership among our principal stockholders whose interests may differ from those of other stockholders; and other events beyond our control that may result in unexpected adverse operating results. For more information about these and other risks see Item 1A (Risk Factors) of the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Company’s other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “could,” “should,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “plan,” “seek” and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. However, such words are not the exclusive means for identifying forward-looking statements, and their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. Whether or not any such forward-looking statements, in fact, occur will depend on future events, some of which are beyond our control. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are being made as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Tribune Publishing Company
Tribune Publishing (TPCO) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.

In addition to award-winning local media businesses, Tribune Publishing operates national and international brands such as Tribune Content Agency and The Daily Meal and is the majority owner of the product review website BestReviews.

Our brands are committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. We create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media, and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.

Investor Relations Contact:
Michael Ferreter
Tribune Publishing Investor Relations
312.222.3225
mferreter@tribpub.com

Media Contact:
Tilden Katz
Tribune Publishing Corporate Communications
312.606.2614
tilden.katz@fticonsulting.com
Source: Tribune Publishing

Exhibits:
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)
Segment Income, Expenses, and Non-GAAP Reconciliations
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
Non-GAAP Reconciliations - Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA
Non-GAAP Reconciliations - Total Operating Expenses to Adjusted Same-Business Operating Expenses
Non-GAAP Reconciliations - Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations available to Tribune Publishing common stockholders to Adjusted Income (Loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune Publishing common stockholders and Adjusted Diluted EPS


TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

Preliminary

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 29,
2019

September 30,
2018

September 29,
2019

September 30,
2018

Operating revenues

$

236,027

$

255,770

$

730,879

$

747,173

Operating expenses

226,652

265,763

720,801

789,489

Income (loss) from operations

9,375

(9,993

)

10,078

(42,316

)

Interest income (expense), net

(57

)

303

478

(11,673

)

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

(7,666

)

Loss on equity investments, net

(2,213

)

(434

)

(3,255

)

(1,828

)

Other income (expense), net

248

3,640

265

10,943

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

7,353

(6,484

)

7,566

(52,540

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

480

(5,835

)

63

(8,719

)

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

6,873

(649

)

7,503

(43,821

)

Plus: Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes

(12,848

)

(3,586

)

(13,570

)

290,665

Net income (loss)

(5,975

)

(4,235

)

(6,067

)

246,844

Less: Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

1,150

(239

)

3,037

471

Net income (loss) attributable to Tribune common stockholders

$

(7,125

)

$

(3,996

)

$

(9,104

)

$

246,373

Net income (loss) available to Tribune common stockholders, per common share - Basic

Continuing operations

$

(0.25

)

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.29

)

$

(1.26

)

Discontinued operations

(0.36

)

(0.10

)

(0.38

)

8.27

Net income (loss) attributable to Tribune per common share - Basic

$

(0.61

)

$

(0.11

)

$

(0.67

)

$

7.01

Net income (loss) available to Tribune common stockholders, per common share - Diluted

Continuing operations

$

(0.25

)

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.29

)

$

(1.26

)

Discontinued operations

(0.36

)

(0.10

)

(0.38

)

8.27

Net income (loss) attributable to Tribune per common share - Diluted

$

(0.61

)

$

(0.11

)

$

(0.67

)

$

7.01

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

35,863

35,409

35,734

35,166

Diluted

35,863

35,409

35,734

35,166



TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(In thousands) (Unaudited)

Preliminary

The tables below show the segmentation of income and expenses for the three and nine months ended September 29, 2019, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

Three Months Ended

M

X

Corporate and Eliminations

Consolidated

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

Total revenues

$

187,628

$

207,385

$

44,821

$

41,077

$

3,578

$

7,308

$

236,027

$

255,770

Operating expenses

171,009

210,640

41,696

37,380

13,947

17,743

226,652

265,763

Income (loss) from operations

16,619

(3,255

)

3,125

3,697

(10,369

)

(10,435

)

9,375

(9,993

)

Depreciation and amortization

5,002

4,151

2,683

4,274

3,576

3,754

11,261

12,179

Adjustments (1)

635

7,182

316

2,475

3,219

4,797

4,170

14,454

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,256

$

8,078

$

6,124

$

10,446

$

(3,574

)

$

(1,884

)

$

24,806

$

16,640

(1) See Reconciliation of Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA for additional information on adjustments.

Nine Months Ended

M

X

Corporate and Eliminations

Consolidated

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

Total revenues

$

585,453

$

623,893

$

129,470

$

116,189

$

15,956

$

7,091

$

730,879

$

747,173

Operating expenses

543,383

619,461

122,109

109,548

55,309

60,480

720,801

789,489

Income (loss) from operations

42,070

4,432

7,361

6,641

(39,353

)

(53,389

)

10,078

(42,316

)

Depreciation and amortization

16,229

12,113

7,248

13,328

11,516

12,126

34,993

37,567

Adjustments (1)

4,196

15,926

6,183

7,737

15,075

28,485

25,454

52,148

Adjusted EBITDA

$

62,495

$

32,471

$

20,792

$

27,706

$

(12,762

)

$

(12,778

)

$

70,525

$

47,399

(1) See Reconciliation of Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA for additional information on adjustments.

Segment M

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

% Change

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

% Change

Operating revenues:

Advertising

$

71,376

$

83,990

(15.0

)

%

$

227,135

$

254,532

(10.8

)

%

Circulation

82,992

87,644

(5.3

)

%

254,471

260,886

(2.5

)

%

Other

33,260

35,751

(7.0

)

%

103,847

108,475

(4.3

)

%

Total revenues

187,628

207,385

(9.5

)

%

585,453

623,893

(6.2

)

%

Operating expenses

171,009

210,640

(18.8

)

%

543,383

619,461

(12.3

)

%

Income from operations

16,619

(3,255

)

*

42,070

4,432

*

Depreciation and amortization

5,002

4,151

20.5

%

16,229

12,113

34.0

%

Adjustments (1)

635

7,182

(91.2

)

%

4,196

15,926

(73.7

)

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,256

$

8,078

*

$

62,495

$

32,471

92.5

%

* Represents positive or negative change in excess of 100%
(1) See Reconciliation of Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA for additional information on adjustments.

Segment X

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

% Change

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

% Change

Operating revenues:

Advertising

$

21,843

$

25,748

(15.2

)

%

$

66,399

$

71,785

(7.5

)

%

Content

22,978

15,329

49.9

%

63,071

44,404

42.0

%

Total revenues

44,821

41,077

9.1

%

129,470

116,189

11.4

%

Operating expenses

41,696

37,380

11.5

%

122,109

109,548

11.5

%

Income from operations

3,125

3,697

(15.5

)

%

7,361

6,641

10.8

%

Depreciation and amortization

2,683

4,274

(37.2

)

%

7,248

13,328

(45.6

)

%

Adjustments (1)

316

2,475

(87.2

)

%

6,183

7,737

(20.1

)

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

6,124

$

10,446

(41.4

)

%

$

20,792

$

27,706

(25.0

)

%

* Represents positive or negative change in excess of 100%
(1) See Reconciliation of Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA for additional information on adjustments.



TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Preliminary

September 29, 2019

December 30, 2018

Assets

Current Assets:

Cash

$

56,526

$

97,560

Accounts receivable

103,713

145,463

Inventories

5,682

9,587

Prepaid expenses and other

21,535

18,197

Total current assets

187,456

270,807

Net Properties, Plant and Equipment

126,952

144,963

Other Assets

Goodwill

132,172

132,146

Intangible assets, net

70,960

77,229

Software, net

23,066

27,117

Lease right of use assets

102,071

Restricted cash

37,290

43,947

Other long-term assets

21,709

30,418

Total other assets

387,268

310,857

Total assets

$

701,676

$

726,627

Liabilities and Equity

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable

$

40,962

$

70,555

Employee compensation and benefits

32,954

61,001

Deferred revenue

44,438

51,114

Dividends payable to stockholders

Current portion of long-term lease liability

25,120

Current portion of long-term debt

100

405

Other current liabilities

41,293

21,203

Liabilities associated with assets held for sale

6,249

Total current liabilities

184,867

210,527

Non-Current Liabilities

Long-term lease liability

102,430

Workers’ compensation, general liability and auto insurance payable

26,895

30,606

Pension and postretirement benefits payable

17,419

20,150

Deferred rent

25,424

Long-term debt

6,777

6,799

Other obligations

7,861

20,053

Total non-current liabilities

161,382

103,032

Noncontrolling Equity Interest

54,246

39,756

Equity

Total stockholders' equity

301,181

373,312

Total liabilities and equity

$

701,676

$

726,627



TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS
(In thousands) (Unaudited)

Preliminary

Reconciliation of Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA:

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

% Change

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 30, 2018

% Change

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

$

6,873

$

(649

)

*

$

7,503

$

(43,821

)

*

Income tax expense (benefit) from continuing operations

480

(5,835

)

*

63

(8,719

)

*

Interest expense (income), net

57

(303

)

*

(478

)

11,673

*

Loss on the early extinguishment of debt

*

7,666

*

Loss on equity investments, net

2,213

434

*

3,255

1,828

78.1

%

Other (income) expense, net

(248

)

(3,640

)

(93.2

)

%

(265

)

(10,943

)

(97.6

)

%

Income (loss) from operations

9,375

(9,993

)

*

10,078

(42,316

)

*

Depreciation and amortization

11,261

12,179

(7.5

)

%

34,993

37,567

(6.9

)

%

Restructuring and transaction costs (1)

1,721

11,472

(85.0

)

%

14,389

44,635

(67.8

)

%

Stock-based compensation

2,449

2,982

(17.9

)

%

11,065

7,513

47.3

%

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

$

24,806

$

16,640

49.1

%

$

70,525

$

47,399

48.8

%

* Represents positive or negative change in excess of 100%

(1) Restructuring and transaction costs include costs related to Tribune's internal restructuring, such as severance, charges associated with vacated space, costs related to completed and potential acquisitions and a one-time charge related to the Consulting Agreement.


Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). Management believes that because Adjusted EBITDA excludes (i) certain non-cash expenses (such as depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, and gain/loss on equity investments) and (ii) expenses that are not reflective of the Company’s core operating results over time (such as restructuring costs, including the employee voluntary separation program and gain/losses on employee benefit plan terminations, litigation or dispute settlement charges or gains, premiums on stock buyback and transaction-related costs), this measure provides investors with additional useful information to measure the Company’s financial performance, particularly with respect to changes in performance from period to period. The Company’s management uses Adjusted EBITDA (a) as a measure of operating performance; (b) for planning and forecasting in future periods; and (c) in communications with the Company’s Board of Directors concerning the Company’s financial performance. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA, or a similarly calculated measure, has been used as the basis for certain financial maintenance covenants that the Company is subject to in connection with certain credit facilities. Since not all companies use identical calculations, the Company’s presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies and should not be used by investors as a substitute or alternative to net income or any measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Instead, management believes Adjusted EBITDA should be used to supplement the Company’s financial measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP to provide a more complete understanding of the trends affecting the business.

Although Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by investors and securities analysts in their evaluations of companies, Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and investors should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for, or more meaningful than, amounts determined in accordance with GAAP. Some of the limitations to using non-GAAP measures as an analytical tool are: they do not reflect the Company’s interest income and expense, or the requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on the Company’s debt; they do not reflect future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; and although depreciation and amortization charges are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and non-GAAP measures do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements.

The Company does not provide a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA guidance due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliation, including adjustments that could be made for restructuring and transaction costs, stock-based compensation amounts and other charges reflected in our reconciliation of historic numbers, the amount of which, based on historical experience, could be significant.


TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Preliminary

Reconciliation of Total Operating Expenses to Adjusted Same-Business Operating Expenses

Adjusted same-business operating expenses consist of total operating expenses per the income statement, adjusted to exclude the impact of items listed in the Adjusted EBITDA non-GAAP reconciliation, the additional expenses related to the 2018 acquisitions (e.g. same-business) and the impact of the Transition Service Agreement expenses. Management believes that adjusted same-business operating expenses is informative to investors as it enhances the investors' overall understanding of the financial performance of the Company's business as they analyze current results compared to prior periods.

Three Months Ended September 29, 2019

Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted Same- Business

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted Same- Business

Compensation

$

83,066

$

(3,484

)

$

79,582

$

107,762

$

(11,748

)

$

96,014

Newsprint and ink

12,613

12,613

16,980

16,980

Outside services

77,549

(295

)

77,254

81,572

(2,419

)

79,153

Other operating expenses

42,163

(390

)

41,773

47,270

(288

)

46,982

Depreciation and amortization

11,261

(11,261

)

12,179

(12,179

)

Total operating expenses

$

226,652

$

(15,430

)

$

211,222

$

265,763

$

(26,634

)

$

239,129


Nine Months Ended September 29, 2019

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted Same- Business

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted Same- Business

Compensation

276,583

$

(34,096

)

$

242,487

$

324,982

$

(39,157

)

$

285,825

Newsprint and ink

43,834

(3,048

)

40,786

48,348

(1,831

)

46,517

Outside services

241,787

(19,428

)

222,359

262,372

(29,268

)

233,104

Other operating expenses

123,604

(38,084

)

85,520

116,220

(23,859

)

92,361

Depreciation and amortization

34,993

(34,993

)

37,567

(37,567

)

Total operating expenses

$

720,801

$

(129,649

)

$

591,152

$

789,489

$

(131,682

)

$

657,807



TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Preliminary

Reconciliation of Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations available to Tribune common stockholders to Adjusted Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations available to Tribune common stockholders and Adjusted Diluted EPS:

Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune common stockholders is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune common stockholders - GAAP excluding the adjustments for restructuring and transaction costs, net of the impact of income taxes.

Income (loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune common stockholders - GAAP consists of Net income (loss) from continuing operations per the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss), less Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests and the noncontrolling interest carrying value adjustment as set forth in the Earnings Per Share calculation in the Company's Form 10-Q.

Adjusted Diluted EPS computes Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune common stockholders divided by diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

Management believes Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune common stockholders and Adjusted Diluted EPS are informative to investors as they enhance investors' overall understanding of the financial performance of the Company's business as they analyze current results compared to future recurring projections.

Three Months Ended

September 29, 2019

September 30, 2018

Earnings

Diluted EPS

Earnings

Diluted EPS

Income (loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune common stockholders - GAAP

$

(9,130

)

$

(0.25

)

$

(410

)

$

(0.01

)

Adjustments to operating expenses, net of 27.8% tax:

Restructuring and transaction costs

1,243

0.03

8,283

0.23

Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune common stockholders - Non-GAAP

$

(7,887

)

$

(0.22

)

$

7,873

$

0.22


Nine Months Ended

September 29, 2019

September 30, 2018

Earnings

Diluted EPS

Earnings

Diluted EPS

Income (loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune common stockholders - GAAP

$

(10,387

)

$

(0.29

)

$

(44,292

)

$

(1.26

)

Adjustments to operating expenses, net of 27.8% tax:

Restructuring and transaction costs

10,389

0.29

32,226

0.92

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

5,535

0.16

Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations available to Tribune common stockholders - Non-GAAP

$

2

$

$

(6,531

)

$

(0.19

)