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Urban One, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Results

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WASHINGTON, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONEK and UONE) today reported its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020. Net revenue was approximately $113.5 million, an increase of 7.3% from the same period in 2019. Broadcast and digital operating income1 was approximately $51.9 million, an increase of 51.3% from the same period in 2019. The Company reported operating income of approximately $34.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, compared to operating income of approximately $12.1 million for the same period in 2019. Net income was approximately $26.4 million or $0.58 per share (basic) compared to a net loss of approximately $7.9 million or $0.18 per share (basic) for the same period in 2019. Adjusted EBITDA2 was approximately $41.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, compared to approximately $27.5 million for the same period in 2019.

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Alfred C. Liggins, III, Urban One's CEO and President stated, "The Company had an extremely strong fourth quarter, driven by record levels of political advertising and strong demand for our digital and cable TV advertising inventory. In combination with ongoing cost controls, this resulted in a 51% increase in Adjusted EBITDA. All of our operating divisions were able to grow Q4 Adjusted EBITDA year-over-year, and I was particularly pleased with the performance of our digital business, which delivered approximately $6.4 million of Adjusted EBITDA for the full year, an increase of 587% from prior year. Year-end liquidity remained robust, with a cash balance of $73.9 million, after fully paying down our ABL facility by $27.5 million. In the first quarter of 2021, we successfully refinanced all tranches of our indebtedness, resulting in a simplified capital structure with significantly extended maturities and a lower average cost of capital. Additionally, we put in place a new 5-year $50 million revolving ABL facility with Bank of America. This puts the Company in a strong position to take advantage of the anticipated economic recovery post COVID-19."

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS



















Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2020


2019


2020


2019

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)


(unaudited)



(in thousands, except share data)


(in thousands, except share data)











NET REVENUE

$ 113,542


$ 105,854


$ 376,337


$ 436,929


OPERATING EXPENSES









Programming and technical, excluding stock-based compensation

28,129


34,947


103,813


128,726


Selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation

33,524


36,617


108,633


151,791


Corporate selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based
compensation

12,495


10,702


35,860


36,947


Stock-based compensation

839


2,192


2,294


4,784


Depreciation and amortization

2,322


2,534


9,741


16,985


Impairment of long-lived assets

1,700


6,800


84,400


10,600


Total operating expenses

79,009


93,792


344,741


349,833


Operating income

34,533


12,062


31,596


87,096


INTEREST INCOME

1


19


213


150


INTEREST EXPENSE

18,731


19,753


74,507


81,400


LOSS ON RETIREMENT OF DEBT

2,894


-


2,894


-


OTHER INCOME, net

(1,265)


(2,406)


(4,547)


(7,075)


Income (loss) before (benefit from) provision for income taxes
and noncontrolling interest in income of subsidiaries

14,174


(5,266)


(41,045)


12,921


(BENEFIT FROM) PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

(12,950)


2,522


(34,476)


10,864


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS)

27,124


(7,788)


(6,569)


2,057


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

698


133


1,544


1,132


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO
COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$ 26,426


$ (7,921)


$ (8,113)


$ 925











AMOUNTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS









CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO
COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$ 26,426


$ (7,921)


$ (8,113)


$ 925











Weighted average shares outstanding - basic3

45,942,818


44,172,147


45,041,467


44,699,586


Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted4

48,054,418


44,172,147


45,041,467


47,921,671



















Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

PER SHARE DATA - basic and diluted:

(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(in thousands, except per share data)


(in thousands, except per share data)









Consolidated net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders (basic)

$ 0.58


$ (0.18)


$ (0.18)


$ 0.02









Consolidated net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders (diluted)

$ 0.55


$ (0.18)


$ (0.18)


$ 0.02









SELECTED OTHER DATA








Broadcast and digital operating income 1

$ 51,889


$ 34,290


$ 163,891


$ 156,412

Broadcast and digital operating income margin (% of net revenue)

45.7%


32.4%


43.5%


35.8%









Broadcast and digital operating income reconciliation:
















Consolidated net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$ 26,426


$ (7,921)


$ (8,113)


$ 925

Add back non-broadcast and digital operating income items included in consolidated net
income (loss):








Interest income

(1)


(19)


(213)


(150)

Interest expense

18,731


19,753


74,507


81,400

(Benefit from) provision for income taxes

(12,950)


2,522


(34,476)


10,864

Corporate selling, general and administrative expenses

12,495


10,702


35,860


36,947

Stock-based compensation

839


2,192


2,294


4,784

Loss on retirement of debt

2,894


-


2,894


-

Other income, net

(1,265)


(2,406)


(4,547)


(7,075)

Depreciation and amortization

2,322


2,534


9,741


16,985

Noncontrolling interest in income of subsidiaries

698


133


1,544


1,132

Impairment of long-lived assets

1,700


6,800


84,400


10,600

Broadcast and digital operating income

$ 51,889


$ 34,290


$ 163,891


$ 156,412









Adjusted EBITDA2

$ 41,653


$ 27,526


$ 138,018


$ 133,543









Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation:
















Consolidated net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$ 26,426


$ (7,921)


$ (8,113)


$ 925

Interest income

(1)


(19)


(213)


(150)

Interest expense

18,731


19,753


74,507


81,400

(Benefit from) provision for income taxes

(12,950)


2,522


(34,476)


10,864

Depreciation and amortization

2,322


2,534


9,741


16,985

EBITDA

$ 34,528


$ 16,869


$ 41,446


$ 110,024

Stock-based compensation

839


2,192


2,294


4,784

Loss on retirement of debt

2,894


-


2,894


-

Other income, net

(1,265)


(2,406)


(4,547)


(7,075)

Noncontrolling interest in income of subsidiaries

698


133


1,544


1,132

Employment Agreement Award, incentive plan award expenses and other compensation

(47)


1,373


2,271


4,948

Contingent consideration from acquisition

48


77


46


297

Severance-related costs

654


802


2,800


1,980

Cost method investment income from MGM National Harbor

1,604


1,686


4,870


6,853

Impairment of long-lived assets

1,700


6,800


84,400


10,600

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 41,653


$ ... 27,526


$ 138,018


$ 133,543











December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019


(unaudited)






(in thousands)


SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA:




Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

$ 73,858


$ 33,546



Intangible assets, net

764,858


881,708



Total assets

1,195,487


1,249,919



Total debt (including current portion, net of original issue discount and issuance costs)

842,286


876,253



Total liabilities

995,888


1,056,280



Total stockholders' equity

186,898


183,075



Redeemable noncontrolling interest

12,701


10,564










December 31, 2020


Applicable Interest
Rate



(in thousands)




SELECTED LEVERAGE DATA:




2017 Credit Facility, net of original issue discount and issuance costs of approximately
$3.9 million (subject to variable rates) (a)

$ 313,482


5.00%



7.375% senior secured notes due April 2022, net of original issue discount and issuance
costs of approximately $1.5 million (fixed rate)

1,480


7.375%



8.75% senior secured notes due December 2022, net of original issue discount and
issuance costs of approximately $3.3 million (fixed rate)

343,755


8.750%



2018 Credit Facility, net of original issue discount and issuance costs of approximately
$2.7 million (fixed rate)

127,251


12.875%



MGM National Harbor Loan, net of original issue discount and issuance costs of
approximately $1.6 million (fixed rate)

56,318


11.00%








(a) Subject to variable Libor or Prime plus a spread that is incorporated into the applicable interest rate set forth above.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes 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. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are based upon information available to Urban One at the time of this release. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond Urban One's control, that may cause the actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are described in Urban One's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 10-Q/A, 8-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Urban One does not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statements.

Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on certain of our revenue and alternative revenue sources. Most notably, a number of advertisers across significant advertising categories reduced advertising spend due to the outbreak. This was particularly true within our radio segment which derives substantial revenue from local advertisers, including in areas considered "hotspots" such as Texas, Ohio and Georgia. The economies in these areas were hit particularly hard due to social distancing and other government interventions. Further, the COVID-19 outbreak caused the postponement of our 2020 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage cruise and impaired ticket sales of other tent pole special events, some of which we had to cancel. We do not carry business interruption insurance to compensate us for losses that occurred in 2020 and such losses may continue to occur as a result of the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Outbreaks in the markets in which we operate could have material impacts on our liquidity, operations including potential impairment of assets, and our financial results. Likewise, our income from our investment in MGM National Harbor Casino has been negatively affected by closures and limitations on occupancy imposed by state and local governmental authorities.

Net revenue consists of gross revenue, net of local and national agency and outside sales representative commissions. Agency and outside sales representative commissions are calculated based on a stated percentage applied to gross billing.



Three Months Ended December 31,










2020


2019


$ Change



% Change



(Unaudited)









(in thousands)







Net Revenue:














Radio Advertising


$

39,154


$

48,359


$

(9,205)



-19.0%


Political Advertising



15,395



705



14,690



2083.7%


Digital Advertising



13,618



8,642



4,976



57.6%


Cable Television Advertising



20,156



19,118



1,038



5.4%


Cable Television Affiliate Fees



24,242



25,667



(1,425)



-5.6%


Event Revenues & Other



977



3,363



(2,386)



-70.9%
















Net Revenue (as reported)


$

113,542


$

105,854


$

7,688



7.3%
















Net revenue increased to approximately $113.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, from approximately $105.9 million for the same period in 2019. The increase in net revenue was due primarily to unprecedented political revenue recognized by all of our segments during the fourth quarter. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our revenues, net revenues from our radio broadcasting segment decreased 3.2% compared to the same period in 2019. Based on reports prepared by the independent accounting firm Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co., LLP ("Miller Kaplan"), the markets we operate in (excluding Richmond and Raleigh, both of which no longer participate in Miller Kaplan) decreased 13.2% in total revenues. Excluding political, our radio broadcasting segment decreased 27.7% compared to the same period in 2019. We experienced net revenue declines most significantly in our Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, and Washington DC markets, with our Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Philadelphia and Raleigh markets experiencing growth for the quarter. As part of the previously announced swap with Entercom, the Company exited the St. Louis market, transferred WTEM in Washington DC and WPHI in Philadelphia and began operating four new stations in the Charlotte market. We recognized approximately $45.6 million of revenue from our cable television segment during the three months ended December 31, 2020, compared to approximately $44.8 million for the same period in 2019. Net revenue from our Reach Media segment increased approximately $2.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 due primarily to political revenue. Finally, net revenues for our digital segment increased approximately $6.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. There was a strong direct sales rebound after the expected COVID-19 pandemic-induced revenue decline from the first half of the year with direct revenue increasing approximately $4.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 over the same period in 2019. This was a result of political revenue as well as a strategy shift with more brands growing spend on digital platforms, and an increased demand from brands to go beyond surface level or passive engagement with African-American audiences. In addition, streaming drove increases in direct and indirect revenue during the quarter due to increased political spending and impressions as well as larger national deals.

Operating expenses, excluding depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation and impairment of long-lived assets, decreased to approximately $74.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, down 9.9% from the approximately $82.3 million incurred for the comparable quarter in 2019. The overall operating expense decrease was driven by lower programming and technical expenses and lower selling, general and administrative expenses, which was partially offset by higher corporate selling, general and administrative expenses.

Due to COVID-19, all special events scheduled to take place during the quarter were either cancelled or postponed to a later date, for a savings in special events expense of approximately $1.0 million. During the quarter ended December 31, 2020, we saved $437,000 in reduced or delayed marketing spend, $2.6 million in lower programming content amortization, $1.1 million in contract labor, talent costs and consulting/professional fees and $816,000 in reduced travel and office expenses.

Depreciation and amortization expense decreased to approximately $2.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to approximately $2.5 million for the same quarter in 2019.

Interest expense decreased to approximately $18.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to approximately $19.8 million for the same period in 2019. The Company made cash interest payments of approximately $23.4 million on its outstanding debt for the quarter December 31 2020, compared to cash interest payments of approximately $23.7 million on its outstanding debt for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. On December 22, 2020, the Company repaid its outstanding ABL Facility balance of $27.5 million. There was no balance outstanding on December 31, 2020. On November 9, 2020, we completed an exchange of 99.15% of our outstanding 7.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "7.375% Notes") for $347 million aggregate principal amount of newly issued 8.75% Senior Secured Notes due December 2022 (the "8.75% Notes") (the "Exchange Offer"). There was a net loss on retirement of debt of approximately $2.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 associated with the Exchange Offer.

The impairment of long-lived assets for the three months ended December 31, 2020, was related to a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $1.7 million associated with the estimated asset sale consideration for one of our St. Louis radio broadcasting licenses. The impairment of long-lived assets for the three months ended December 31, 2019, was related to a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $5.8 million to reduce the carrying value of our digital segment goodwill as well as a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $1.0 million associated with our Indianapolis market radio broadcasting license.

For the three months ended December 31, 2020, we recorded a benefit from income taxes of approximately $13.0 million on pre-tax income from continuing operations of approximately $14.2 million, which results in a tax rate of (91.4)%. For the three months ended December 31, 2019, we recorded a provision for income taxes of approximately $2.5 million on a pre-tax loss from continuing operations of approximately $5.3 million, which results in a tax rate of (47.9)%. The Company received a net tax refund of $395,000 and $321,000 for the quarters ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Other income, net, was approximately $1.3 million and approximately $2.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. We recognized other income in the amount of approximately $1.6 million and $1.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, related to our MGM investment.

The increase in noncontrolling interests in income of subsidiaries was due primarily to higher net income recognized by Reach Media during the three months ended December 31, 2020 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2019.

Other pertinent financial information includes capital expenditures of $622,000 and approximately $1.2 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

During the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company did not repurchase any shares of Class A or Class D common stock.

The Company, in connection with its prior 2009 stock option and restricted stock plan and its current 2019 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan (the "2019 Plan"), is authorized to purchase shares of Class D common stock to satisfy employee tax obligations in connection with the vesting of share grants under the plan. During the three months ended December 31, 2020, the Company executed a Stock Vest Tax Repurchase of 4,225 shares of Class D Common Stock in the amount of $5,000. During the three months ended December 31, 2019, the Company executed a Stock Vest Tax Repurchase of 86,512 shares of Class D Common Stock in the amount of $192,000.

Other Matters

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 was signed into law. The legislation creates a second round of Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans of up to $2 million available to businesses with 300 or fewer employees that have sustained a 25% revenue loss in any quarter of 2020. Certain of the new PPP provisions may benefit broadcasters such as the Company. The provisions (i) allow individual TV and radio stations to apply for PPP loans as long as the individual TV or radio station employs not more than 300 employees per physical location; (ii) permit the Small Business Administration ("SBA") to make loans up to $10 million total across TV and radio stations owned by a station group; (iii) require newly eligible individual TV and radio stations to make a good faith certification that proceeds of the loan will be used to support expenses for the production or distribution of locally-focused or emergency information; and (iv) waive any prohibition on loans to broadcast stations owned by publicly traded entities. On January 29, 2021, the Company submitted an application for participation in the PPP loan program. There is no guarantee that the Company will be awarded loan monies. While certain of the loans may be forgivable, to the extent the Company is awarded the loans the amount may constitute debt under the 2028 Notes (as defined below) and increase the Company's leverage prior to repayment or forgiveness.

On January 7, 2021, the Company launched an offering (the "2028 Notes Offering") of $825 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2028 (the "2028 Notes") in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The 2028 Notes are general senior secured obligations of the Company and are guaranteed on a senior secured basis by certain of the Company's direct and indirect restricted subsidiaries. The 2028 Notes mature on February 1, 2028 and interest on the Notes accrues and is payable semi-annually in arrears on February 1 and August 1 of each year, commencing on August 1, 2021 at the rate of 7.375% per annum. On January 8, 2021, the Company entered into a purchase agreement with respect to the 2028 Notes at an issue price of 100% and the 2028 Notes Offering closed on January 25, 2021.

The Company used the net proceeds from the 2028 Notes Offering, together with cash on hand, to repay or redeem (1) the 2017 Credit Facility, (2) the 2018 Credit Facility, (3) the MGM National Harbor Loan; (4) the remaining amounts of our 7.375% Notes, and (5) our 8.75% Notes that were issued in the November 2020 Exchange Offer. Upon settlement of the 2028 Notes Offering, the 2017 Credit Facility, the 2018 Credit Facility and the MGM National Harbor Loan were terminated and the indentures governing the 7.375% Notes and the 8.75% Notes were satisfied and discharged.

On January 19, 2021, the Company completed its 2020 ATM Program and on January 27, 2021, the Company entered into a new 2021 Open Market Sale AgreementSM (the "2021 Sale Agreement") with Jefferies under which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time at its sole discretion, shares of its Class A common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the "Class A Shares"), through Jefferies as its sales agent. The Company has filed a prospectus supplement pursuant to the 2021 Sale Agreement for the offer and sale of its Class A Shares having an aggregate offering price of up to $25 million (the "2021 ATM Program"). As of March 17, 2021, the Company has issued and sold an aggregate of 420,439 Class A Shares pursuant to the 2021 Sale Agreement and received gross proceeds of approximately $3.0 million and net proceeds of approximately $2.9 million, after deducting commissions to Jefferies and other offering expenses.

On February 19, 2021, the Company closed on a new asset backed credit facility (the "New ABL Facility"). The New ABL Facility is governed by a credit agreement by and among the Company, the other borrowers party thereto, the lenders party thereto from time to time and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent. The New ABL Facility provides for up to $50 million revolving loan borrowings in order to provide for the working capital needs and general corporate requirements of the Company. The Asset Backed Senior Credit Facility entered into on April 21, 2016 among the Company, the lenders party thereto from time to time and Wells Fargo Bank National Association, as administrative agent, was terminated on February 19, 2021.

Supplemental Financial Information:

For comparative purposes, the following more detailed, unaudited statements of operations for the three months and years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 are included.







Three Months Ended December 31, 2020







(in thousands, unaudited)











































Radio


Reach




Cable


Corporate/







Consolidated

Broadcasting

Media


Digital

Television

Eliminations









STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS:
































NET REVENUE

$

113,542

$

43,507

$

10,287

$

14,755

$

45,580

$

(587)



OPERATING EXPENSES:















Programming and technical


28,129


7,805


3,823


3,154


13,694


(347)



Selling, general and administrative


33,524


15,770


1,881


6,674


9,420


(221)



Corporate selling, general and administrative


12,495


-


1,205


1


2,609


8,680



Stock-based compensation


839


104


-


-


51


684



Depreciation and amortization


2,322


756


59


344


932


231



Impairment of long-lived assets


1,700


1,700


-


-


-


-



Total operating expenses


79,009


26,135


6,968


10,173


26,706


9,027



Operating income (loss)


34,533


17,372


3,319


4,582


18,874


(9,614)



INTEREST INCOME


1


-


-


-


-


1



INTEREST EXPENSE


18,731


29


-


79


1,919


16,704



LOSS ON RETIREMENT OF DEBT


2,894


-


-


-


-


2,894



OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, net


(1,265)


352


-


-


-


(1,617)



Income (loss) before (benefit from) provision for income taxes and
noncontrolling interest in income of subsidiaries


14,174


16,991


3,319


4,503


16,955


(27,594)



(BENEFIT FROM) PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


(12,950)


3,375


431


-


(416)


(16,340)



CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS)


27,124


13,616


2,888


4,503


17,371


(11,254)



NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS


698


-


-


-


-


698



NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

26,426

$

13,616

$

2,888

$

4,503

$

17,371

$

(11,952)




















Adjusted EBITDA2

$

41,653

$

20,123

$

3,712

$

5,096

$

19,857

$

(7,135)







Three Months Ended December 31, 2019







(in thousands, unaudited)











































Radio


Reach




Cable


Corporate/







Consolidated

Broadcasting

Media


Digital

Television

Eliminations









STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS:
































NET REVENUE

$

105,854

$

44,950

$

8,031

$

8,642

$

44,793

$

(562)



OPERATING EXPENSES:















Programming and technical


34,947


9,966


4,652


4,006


16,705


(382)



Selling, general and administrative


36,617


20,486


1,454


5,447


9,398


(168)



Corporate selling, general and administrative


10,702


-


1,077


-


1,808


7,817



Stock-based compensation


2,192


284


12


12


-


1,884



Depreciation and amortization


2,534


738


57


482


946


311



Impairment of long-lived assets


6,800


1,000


-


5,800


-


-



Total operating expenses


93,792


32,474


7,252


15,747


28,857


9,462



Operating income (loss)


12,062


12,476


779


(7,105)


15,936


(10,024)



INTEREST INCOME


19


-


-


-


-


19



INTEREST EXPENSE


19,753


338


-


53


1,919


17,443



OTHER INCOME, net


(2,406)


(360)


-


-


(348)


(1,698)



(Loss) income before provision for (benefit from) income taxes and
noncontrolling interest in income of subsidiaries


(5,266)


12,498


779


(7,158)


14,365


(25,750)



PROVISION FOR (BENEFIT FROM) INCOME TAXES


2,522


6,115


294


(2)


3,656


(7,541)



CONSOLIDATED NET (LOSS) INCOME


(7,788)


6,383


485


(7,156)


10,709


(18,209)



NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS


133


-


-


-


-


133



NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

(7,921)

$

6,383

$

485

$

(7,156)

$

10,709

$

(18,342)




















Adjusted EBITDA2

$

27,526

$

14,651

$

1,200

$

(532)

$

16,882

$

(4,675)






Year Ended December 31, 2020






(in thousands, unaudited)








































Radio


Reach




Cable


Corporate/






Consolidated

Broadcasting

Media


Digital

Television

Eliminations







STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS:






























NET REVENUE

$

376,337

$

130,573

$

30,996

$

35,599

$

181,583

$

(2,414)


OPERATING EXPENSES:














Programming and technical


103,813


33,410


12,967


11,056


47,856


(1,476)


Selling, general and administrative


108,633


57,325


6,205


18,519


27,443


(859)


Corporate selling, general and administrative


35,860


-


3,145


27


6,196


26,492


Stock-based compensation


2,294


317


59


6


51


1,861


Depreciation and amortization


9,741


3,022


237


1,592


3,749


1,141


Impairment of long-lived assets


84,400


84,400


-


-


-


-


Total operating expenses


344,741


178,474


22,613


31,200


85,295


27,159


Operating income (loss)


31,596


(47,901)


8,383


4,399


96,288


(29,573)


INTEREST INCOME


213


-


-


-


178


35


INTEREST EXPENSE


74,507


32


-


317


7,675


66,483


LOSS ON RETIREMENT OF DEBT


2,894


-


-


-


-


2,894


OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, net


(4,547)


352


-


-


-


(4,899)


(Loss) income before (benefit from) provision for income taxes and
noncontrolling interest in income of subsidiaries


(41,045)


(48,285)


8,383


4,082


88,791


(94,016)


(BENEFIT FROM) PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


(34,476)


(8,318)


1,752


-


17,555


(45,465)


CONSOLIDATED NET (LOSS) INCOME


(6,569)


(39,967)


6,631


4,082


71,236


(48,551)


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS


1,544


-


-


-


-


1,544


NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

(8,113)

$

(39,967)

$

6,631

$

4,082

$

71,236

$

(50,095)


















Adjusted EBITDA2

$

138,018

$

41,430

$

9,313

$

6,378

$

100,192

$

(19,295)






Year Ended December 31, 2019






(in thousands, unaudited)








































Radio


Reach




Cable


Corporate/






Consolidated

Broadcasting


Media


Digital

Television

Eliminations







STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS:






























NET REVENUE

$

436,929

$

177,478

$

44,691

$

31,922

$

185,027

$

(2,189)


OPERATING EXPENSES:














Programming and technical


128,726


41,096


16,802


12,444


60,121


(1,737)


Selling, general and administrative


151,791


78,047


18,166


19,278


36,639


(339)


Corporate selling, general and administrative


36,947


-


3,139


2


6,426


27,380


Stock-based compensation


4,784


735


43


51


9


3,946


Depreciation and amortization


16,985


3,248


235


1,877


10,376


1,249


Impairment of long-lived assets


10,600


4,800


-


5,800


-


-


Total operating expenses


349,833


127,926


38,385


39,452


113,571


30,499


Operating income (loss)


87,096


49,552


6,306


(7,530)


71,456


(32,688)


INTEREST INCOME


150


-


-


-


-


150


INTEREST EXPENSE


81,400


1,350


-


53


7,675


72,322


OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, net


(7,075)


157


-


-


(348)


(6,884)


Income (loss) before provision for (benefit from) income taxes and
noncontrolling interest in income of subsidiaries


12,921


48,045


6,306


(7,583)


64,129


(97,976)


PROVISION FOR (BENEFIT FROM) INCOME TAXES


10,864


15,236


1,637


(12)


16,216


(22,213)


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS)


2,057


32,809


4,669


(7,571)


47,913


(75,763)


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS


1,132


-


-


-


-


1,132


NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

925

$

32,809

$

4,669

$

(7,571)

$

47,913

$

(76,895)


















Adjusted EBITDA2

$

133,543

$

58,953

$

6,954

$

928

$

82,007

$

(15,299)

Urban One, Inc. will hold a conference call to discuss its results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2020. The conference call is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. To participate on this call, U.S. callers may dial toll-free 1-844-291-6362; international callers may dial direct (+1) 234-720-6995. The Access Code is 9323973.

A replay of the conference call will be available from 1:00 p.m. EDT March 18, 2021 until 12:00 a.m. EDT March 21, 2021. Callers may access the replay by calling 1-866-207-1041; international callers may dial direct (+1) 402-970-0847. The replay Access Code is 1854247.

Access to live audio and a replay of the conference call will also be available on Urban One's corporate website at www.urban1.com. The replay will be made available on the website for seven days after the call.

Urban One, Inc. (urban1.com), together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. The Company owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a television network serving more than 59 million households, offering a broad range of original programming, classic series and movies designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. As of December 31, 2020, we owned and/or operated 63 independently formatted, revenue producing broadcast stations (including 54 FM or AM stations, 7 HD stations, and the 2 low power television stations we operate) branded under the tradename "Radio One" in 13 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show and the DL Hughley Show. In addition to its radio and television broadcast assets, Urban One owns iOne Digital (ionedigital.com), our wholly owned digital platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment websites, including its Cassius, Bossip, HipHopWired and MadameNoire digital platforms and brands. We also have invested in a minority ownership interest in MGM National Harbor, a gaming resort located in Prince George's County, Maryland. Through our national multi-media operations, we provide advertisers with a unique and powerful delivery mechanism to the African-American and urban audiences.

Notes:


1 "Broadcast and digital operating income" consists of net (loss) income before depreciation and amortization, corporate selling, general and administrative expenses, stock-based compensation, income taxes, noncontrolling interest in income (loss) of subsidiaries, interest expense, impairment of long-lived assets, other (income) expense, loss (gain) on retirement of debt, gain on sale-leaseback and interest income. Broadcast and digital operating income is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles. Nevertheless, broadcast and digital operating income is a significant measure used by our management to evaluate the operating performance of our core operating segments because broadcast and digital operating income provides helpful information about our results of operations apart from expenses associated with our fixed assets and long-lived intangible assets, income taxes, investments, debt financings and retirements, overhead, stock-based compensation, impairment charges, and asset sales. Our measure of broadcast and digital operating income is similar to industry use of station operating income; however, it reflects our more diverse business and therefore is not completely analogous to "station operating income" or other similarly titled measures used by other companies. Broadcast and digital operating income does not purport to represent operating income or cash flow from operating activities, as those terms are defined under generally accepted accounting principles, and should not be considered as an alternative to those measurements as an indicator of our performance. A reconciliation of net income (loss) to broadcast and digital operating income has been provided in this release.


2 "Adjusted EBITDA" consists of net income (loss) plus (1) depreciation, amortization, income taxes, interest expense, noncontrolling interest in (loss) income of subsidiaries, impairment of long-lived assets, stock-based compensation, (gain) loss on retirement of debt, gain on sale-leaseback, Employment Agreement and incentive plan award expenses and other compensation, contingent consideration from acquisition, severance-related costs, cost investment income, less (2) other income and interest income. Net income before interest income, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization is commonly referred to in our business as "EBITDA." Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA are not measures of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles. However, we believe Adjusted EBITDA is often a useful measure of a company's operating performance and is a significant measure used by our management to evaluate the operating performance of our business because Adjusted EBITDA excludes charges for depreciation, amortization and interest expense that have resulted from our acquisitions and debt financing, our taxes, impairment charges, and gain on retirements of debt. Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information about the operating performance of our business, apart from the expenses associated with our fixed assets and long-lived intangible assets or capital structure. EBITDA is frequently used as one of the measures for comparing businesses in the broadcasting industry, although our measure of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, including, but not limited to the fact that our definition includes the results of all four segments (radio broadcasting, Reach Media, digital and cable television). Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA do not purport to represent operating income or cash flow from operating activities, as those terms are defined under generally accepted accounting principles, and should not be considered as alternatives to those measurements as an indicator of our performance. A reconciliation of net income (loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA has been provided in this release.


3 For the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, Urban One had 45,942,818 and 44,172,147 shares of common stock outstanding on a weighted average basis (basic), respectively. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, Urban One had 45,041,467 and 44,699,586 shares of common stock outstanding on a weighted average basis (basic), respectively.


4 For the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, Urban One had 48,054,418 and 44,172,147 shares of common stock outstanding on a weighted average basis (fully diluted for outstanding stock awards), respectively. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, Urban One had 45,041,467 and 47,921,671 shares of common stock outstanding on a weighted average basis (fully diluted for outstanding stock awards), respectively.

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