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Urban One, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Results

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ:UONEK and UONE) today reported its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.  Net revenue was approximately $113.5 million, an increase of 4.1% from the same period in 2017. Broadcast and digital operating income1 was approximately $44.6 million, an increase of 0.5% from the same period in 2017. The Company reported operating income of approximately $9.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to approximately $20.6 million for the same period in 2017. Net income was approximately $116.9 million or $2.62 per share (basic) and $2.49 per share (diluted) compared to approximately $121.3 million or $2.63 per share (basic) and $2.50 per share (diluted) for the same period in 2017. Adjusted EBITDA2 was approximately $35.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $38.7 million for the same period in 2017.

(PRNewsfoto/Urban One, Inc.)

Alfred C. Liggins, III, Urban One's CEO and President stated, "I was pleased that we came in slightly ahead of our Adjusted EBITDA guidance, led by extremely strong radio performance. Our radio segment revenue was up by 16.5% including political advertising, and by 8.8% excluding political. For the quarter, we outperformed the radio markets in which we operate by 850 bps. Our Cable TV operation posted strong growth in advertising revenues, up 9.3%, driven by increased direct response rates, and additional ad units, which was offset by a modest decline in affiliate revenues (-2.0%). Our digital revenues underperformed expectations, and we have taken significant steps to remediate. I expect improved performance from the division in 2019. In December, we substantially completed the refinancing of our 2020 Notes, which significantly extends the Company's debt maturity profile. On January 19, 2019 we successfully launched our new Women's lifestyle channel, Cleo TV, which will further enhance our ability to entertain and inform our core consumers."

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS



















Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31, 



2018


2017


2018


2017

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)


(unaudited)



(in thousands, except share data)


(in thousands, except share data)











NET REVENUE

$                           113,541


$                         109,036


$                  439,098


$                        440,041


OPERATING EXPENSES









Programming and technical, excluding stock-based compensation

31,842


30,619


125,316


130,417


Selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation

37,136


34,096


148,967


147,923


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

11,056


12,525


32,019


41,171


Stock-based compensation

1,076


2,701


4,711


4,647


Depreciation and amortization 

8,320


8,468


33,189


34,016


Impairment of long-lived assets

14,700


-


21,256


29,148


Total operating expenses 

104,130


88,409


365,458


387,322


             Operating income

9,411


20,627


73,640


52,719


INTEREST INCOME

46


40


240


200


INTEREST EXPENSE

19,244


19,273


76,667


79,420


GAIN ON SALE-LEASEBACK

-


-


-


(14,411)


LOSS (GAIN) ON RETIREMENT OF DEBT

2,794


(1,174)


1,809


5,219


OTHER INCOME, net

(2,152)


(1,863)


(8,002)


(6,608)


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

(10,429)


4,431


3,406


(10,701)


BENEFIT FROM INCOME TAXES

(127,844)


(117,196)


(138,758)


(123,163)


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME 

117,415


121,627


142,164


112,462


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

493


343


1,163


575


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$                           116,922


$                         121,284


$                  141,001


$                        111,887











AMOUNTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS









CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$                           116,922


$                         121,284


$                  141,001


$                        111,887











Weighted average shares outstanding - basic3

44,663,033


46,198,362


45,647,696


47,169,682


Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted4

46,874,741


48,527,664


48,000,957


49,632,884

 

           










Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31, 


2018


2017


2018


2017

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 attributable to common stockholders (basic)

$                          2.62


$                        2.63


$                      3.09


$                          2.37









    Consolidated net income attributable to common stockholders (diluted)

$                          2.49


$                        2.50


$                      2.94


$                          2.25









SELECTED OTHER DATA








Broadcast and digital operating income 1

$                      44,563


$                    44,321


$                164,815


$                    161,701

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

39.2%


40.6%


37.5%


36.7%









Broadcast and digital operating income reconciliation:
















    Consolidated net income attributable to common stockholders

$                    116,922


$                  121,284


$                141,001


$                    111,887

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








Interest income

(46)


(40)


(240)


(200)

Interest expense

19,244


19,273


76,667


79,420

Benefit from income taxes

(127,844)


(117,196)


(138,758)


(123,163)

Corporate selling, general and administrative expenses

11,056


12,525


32,019


41,171

Stock-based compensation

1,076


2,701


4,711


4,647

Gain on sale-leaseback

-


-


-


(14,411)

Loss (gain) on retirement of debt

2,794


(1,174)


1,809


5,219

Other income, net

(2,152)


(1,863)


(8,002)


(6,608)

Depreciation and amortization

8,320


8,468


33,189


34,016

Noncontrolling interest in income of subsidiaries

493


343


1,163


575

Impairment of long-lived assets

14,700


-


21,256


29,148

Broadcast and digital operating income

$                      44,563


$                    44,321


$                164,815


$                    161,701









Adjusted EBITDA2

$                      35,335


$                    38,744


$                140,622


$                    137,098









Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation:
















    Consolidated net income attributable to common stockholders:

$                    116,922


$                  121,284


$                141,001


$                    111,887

Interest income

(46)


(40)


(240)


(200)

Interest expense

19,244


19,273


76,667


79,420

Benefit from income taxes

(127,844)


(117,196)


(138,758)


(123,163)

Depreciation and amortization

8,320


8,468


33,189


34,016

EBITDA

$                      16,596


$                    31,789


$                111,859


$                    101,960

Stock-based compensation

1,076


2,701


4,711


4,647

Gain on sale-leaseback

-


-


-


(14,411)

Loss (gain) on retirement of debt

2,794


(1,174)


1,809


5,219

Other income, net

(2,152)


(1,863)


(8,002)


(6,608)

Noncontrolling interest in income of subsidiaries

493


343


1,163


575

Employment Agreement Award, incentive plan award expenses and other compensation

(1,173)


5,210


(3,654)


9,084

Contingent consideration from acquisition

684


(226)


2,399


(226)

Severance-related costs

411


373


2,032


1,629

Cost method investment income from MGM National Harbor

1,906


1,591


7,049


6,081

Impairment of long-lived assets

14,700


-


21,256


29,148

Adjusted EBITDA

$                      35,335


$                    38,744


$                140,622


$                    137,098









 

 


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017

(unaudited) 





(in thousands)

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA:



Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

$                    15,890


$                   37,811


Intangible assets, net

916,824


971,484


Total assets

1,237,409


1,316,755


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

912,463


970,666


Total liabilities

1,048,477


1,263,320


Total stockholders' equity

178,700


42,655


Redeemable noncontrolling interest

10,232


10,780








December 31, 2018


Applicable Interest
Rate


(in thousands)



SELECTED LEVERAGE DATA:



2017 Credit Facility, net of original issue discount and issuance costs of approximately $6.8 million (subject to variable rates) (a)

$                  317,154


6.53%


9.25% senior subordinated notes due February 2020, net of original issue discount and issuance costs of $0 (fixed rate) (b)

2,037


9.25%


7.375% senior secured notes due April 2022, net of original issue discount and issuance costs of approximately $3.3 million (fixed rate)

346,675


7.375%


Comcast Note due April 2019 (fixed rate) (b)

11,872


10.47%


2018 Credit Facility, net of original issue discount and issuance costs of approximately $4.7 million (fixed rate)

187,314


12.875%


MGM National Harbor Loan, net of original issue discount and issuance costs of approximately $2.7 million (fixed rate)

47,411


11.00%






(a)

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



(b)

On February 15, 2019, the remaining 2020 Notes were redeemed and the Comcast Note was paid in full and retired.


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, 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.

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,








2018


2017


$ Change


% Change



  (Unaudited)







(in thousands)





Net Revenue:












Radio Advertising


$

53,238


$

51,330


$

1,908


3.7%

Political Advertising



4,268



835



3,433


411.1%

Digital Advertising



8,071



10,382



(2,311)


-22.3%

Cable Television Advertising



20,218



18,502



1,716


9.3%

Cable Television Affiliate Fees



25,764



26,289



(525)


-2.0%

Event Revenues & Other



1,982



1,698



284


16.7%













Net Revenue (as reported)


$

113,541


$

109,036


$

4,505


4.1%

Net revenue increased to approximately $113.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, from approximately $109.0 million for the same period in 2017. Net revenues from our radio broadcasting segment increased 16.5% compared to the same period in 2017. We experienced net revenue growth most significantly in our Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Raleigh, St. Louis and Washington DC markets, with our Richmond market experiencing a decline for the quarter. We recognized approximately $45.9 million of revenue from our cable television segment during the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to approximately $45.2 million for the same period in 2017, with an increase primarily in advertising sales. Net revenue from our Reach Media segment decreased 5.9% for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017. Finally, net revenues for our digital segment decreased approximately $2.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, primarily due to a decrease in direct revenues driven by client attrition and reduced demand among other factors.

Operating expenses, excluding depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation and impairment of long-lived assets, increased to approximately $80.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, up 3.6% from the approximately $77.2 million incurred for the comparable quarter in 2017. The overall operating expense increase was driven primarily by higher programming and technical expenses as well as higher selling, general and administrative expenses, which were partially offset by a decrease in corporate selling, general and administrative expenses. Our cable broadcasting and radio broadcasting segments generated a combined increase of approximately $4.4 million in higher selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.  Our cable television segment generated higher marketing and promotional expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2018, due to the timing of certain campaigns. The radio broadcasting segment also incurred higher marketing and promotional expenses in the fourth quarter in addition to higher compensation costs.

Depreciation and amortization expense decreased 1.7% for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, primarily due to the mix of assets approaching or near the end of their useful lives.

Interest expense decreased to approximately $19.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared to approximately $19.3 million for the same period in 2017. The Company made cash interest payments of approximately $27.1 million on its outstanding debt for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared to cash interest payments of approximately $18.9 million on its outstanding debt for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. On December 20, 2018, the Company closed on a new $192.0 million unsecured credit facility (the "2018 Credit Facility") and a new $50.0 million loan secured by its interest in the MGM National Harbor Casino (the "MGM National Harbor Loan"). During the quarter ended December 31, 2018, in conjunction with entering into the 2018 Credit Facility and MGM National Harbor Loan, the Company repurchased approximately $243.0 million of its 2020 Notes at an average price of approximately 100.88% of par.

During the quarter ended December 31, 2018, the Company recorded a loss on retirement of debt of approximately $2.8 million. This amount includes a write-off of previously capitalized debt financing costs and original issue discount associated with the 2020 Notes in the amount of $649,000 and also includes approximately $2.1 million associated with the premium paid to the bondholders. By comparison, the gain on retirement of debt of approximately $1.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, was due to the redemption of approximately $20 million of our 2020 Notes at a discount.

The impairment of long-lived assets for the three months ended December 31, 2018, was related to a non-cash impairment charge recorded to reduce the carrying value of our Atlanta market goodwill.

For the three months ended December 31, 2018, we recorded a benefit from income taxes of approximately $127.8 million on a pre-tax loss from operations of approximately $10.4 million, that results in a tax rate of (1,225.9)%. The tax benefit is primarily attributable to deferred tax benefits from federal and state net operating losses of approximately $128.5 million that will be recognized in a future period, and the Company also recorded current state tax expense of approximately $671,000.  For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, we recorded a benefit from income taxes of approximately $117.2 million primarily attributable to the reduction of the deferred tax liability due to the federal tax rate change from 35% to 21%, and other tax impacts due to the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The Company received a net tax refund of $131,000 and $89,000 for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Other income, net, was approximately $2.2 million and $1.9 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. For the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company recognized approximately $1.9 million and $1.6 million, respectively, of cost method investment income from its 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, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

Other pertinent financial information includes capital expenditures of $709,000 and approximately $2.9 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. 

During the three months ended December 31, 2018, the Company did not repurchase any Class A common stock and repurchased 914,086 shares of Class D common stock in the amount of approximately $2.0 million. During the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company did not repurchase any Class A common stock and repurchased 312,409 shares of Class D common stock in the amount of $597,000.

The Company, in connection with its 2009 stock 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, 2018, the Company executed a Stock Vest Tax Repurchase of 13,162 shares of Class D Common Stock in the amount of $27,000. During the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company repurchased 8,961 shares of Class D common stock, to satisfy employee tax obligations, in the amount of $19,000.

Supplemental Financial Information:

For comparative purposes, the following more detailed, unaudited statements of operations for the three months and years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 are included.






Three Months Ended December 31, 2018






(in thousands, unaudited)








































Radio


Reach




Cable


Corporate/






Consolidated

Broadcasting

Media


Digital

Television

Eliminations







STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS:






























NET REVENUE

$

113,541

$

50,841

$

9,264

$

8,123

$

45,883

$

(570)


OPERATING EXPENSES:














Programming and technical 


31,842


10,327


4,493


3,033


14,092


(103)


Selling, general and administrative


37,136


21,376


743


5,723


9,762


(468)


Corporate selling, general and administrative


11,056


-


1,117


-


3,177


6,762


Stock-based compensation


1,076


136


11


31


1


897


Depreciation and amortization


8,320


894


61


472


6,569


324


Impairment of long-lived assets


14,700


14,700


-


-


-


-


Total operating expenses


104,130


47,433


6,425


9,259


33,601


7,412


           Operating income (loss) 


9,411


3,408


2,839


(1,136)


12,282


(7,982)


INTEREST INCOME


46


-


-


-


-


46


INTEREST EXPENSE


19,244


338


-


-


1,919


16,987


LOSS ON RETIREMENT OF DEBT


2,794


-


-


-


-


2,794


OTHER INCOME, net


(2,152)


(233)


-


-


-


(1,919)


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


(10,429)


3,303


2,839


(1,136)


10,363


(25,798)


(BENEFIT FROM) PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


(127,844)


4,811


681


643


2,144


(136,123)


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS) 


117,415


(1,508)


2,158


(1,779)


8,219


110,325


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS


493


-


-


-


-


493


NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

116,922

$

(1,508)

$

2,158

$

(1,779)

$

8,219

$

109,832


















Adjusted EBITDA2

$

35,335

$

19,398

$

2,911

$

142

$

19,116

$

(6,232)

 

 






Three Months Ended December 31, 2017






(in thousands, unaudited)








































Radio


Reach




Cable


Corporate/






Consolidated

Broadcasting

Media


Digital

Television

Eliminations







STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS:






























NET REVENUE

$

109,036

$

43,634

$

9,847

$

10,401

$

45,182

$

(28)


OPERATING EXPENSES:














Programming and technical 


30,619


9,516


5,530


3,177


12,417


(21)


Selling, general and administrative


34,096


18,571


1,322


6,037


8,192


(26)


Corporate selling, general and administrative


12,525


-


569


-


1,854


10,102


Stock-based compensation


2,701


345


38


-


5


2,313


Depreciation and amortization


8,468


942


56


537


6,567


366


Total operating expenses


88,409


29,374


7,515


9,751


29,035


12,734


           Operating income (loss) 


20,627


14,260


2,332


650


16,147


(12,762)


INTEREST INCOME


40


-


-


-


(5)


45


INTEREST EXPENSE


19,273


356


-


-


1,918


16,999


GAIN ON RETIREMENT OF DEBT


(1,174)


-


-


-


-


(1,174)


OTHER INCOME, net


(1,863)


(219)


-


-


-


(1,644)


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


4,431


14,123


2,332


650


14,224


(26,898)


(BENEFIT FROM) PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


(117,196)


9,129


917


(35)


5,271


(132,478)


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME 


121,627


4,994


1,415


685


8,953


105,580


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS


343


-


-


-


-


343


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

121,284

$

4,994

$

1,415

$

685

$

8,953

$

105,237


















Adjusted EBITDA2

$

38,744

$

15,669

$

2,439

$

1,134

$

23,351

$

(3,849)

 

 






Year Ended December 31, 2018






(in thousands, unaudited)








































Radio


Reach




Cable


Corporate/






Consolidated

Broadcasting

Media


Digital

Television

Eliminations







STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS:






























NET REVENUE

$

439,098

$

182,765

$

42,984

$

31,577

$

184,298

$

(2,526)


OPERATING EXPENSES:














Programming and technical 


125,316


40,165


17,294


13,289


55,054


(486)


Selling, general and administrative


148,967


76,648


15,205


24,208


34,963


(2,057)


Corporate selling, general and administrative


32,019


-


3,512


6


9,076


19,425


Stock-based compensation


4,711


614


53


114


11


3,919


Depreciation and amortization


33,189


3,484


250


1,907


26,259


1,289


Impairment of long-lived assets


21,256


21,256


-


-


-


-


Total operating expenses


365,458


142,167


36,314


39,524


125,363


22,090


           Operating income (loss) 


73,640


40,598


6,670


(7,947)


58,935


(24,616)


INTEREST INCOME


240


-


-


-


-


240


INTEREST EXPENSE


76,667


1,363


-


-


7,676


67,628


LOSS ON RETIREMENT OF DEBT


1,809


-


-


-


-


1,809


OTHER INCOME, net


(8,002)


(876)


-


-


(2)


(7,124)


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


3,406


40,111


6,670


(7,947)


51,261


(86,689)


(BENEFIT FROM) PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


(138,758)


13,561


1,622


13


12,285


(166,239)


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS) 


142,164


26,550


5,048


(7,960)


38,976


79,550


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS


1,163


-


-


-


-


1,163


NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

141,001

$

26,550

$

5,048

$

(7,960)

$

38,976

$

78,387


















Adjusted EBITDA2

$

140,622

$

66,679

$

6,986

$

(3,101)

$

86,975

$

(16,917)


 

 






Year Ended December 31, 2017






(in thousands, unaudited)








































Radio


Reach




Cable


Corporate/






Consolidated

Broadcasting


Media


Digital

Television

Eliminations







STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS:






























NET REVENUE

$

440,041

$

176,716

$

45,529

$

30,754

$

187,480

$

(438)


OPERATING EXPENSES:














Programming and technical 


130,417


35,574


21,797


12,686


60,430


(70)


Selling, general and administrative


147,923


75,645


16,228


19,564


36,813


(327)


Corporate selling, general and administrative


41,171


-


3,183


4


7,350


30,634


Stock-based compensation


4,647


594


43


-


209


3,801


Depreciation and amortization


34,016


3,761


214


2,153


26,263


1,625


Impairment of long-lived assets


29,148


29,148


-


-


-


-


Total operating expenses


387,322


144,722


41,465


34,407


131,065


35,663


           Operating income (loss) 


52,719


31,994


4,064


(3,653)


56,415


(36,101)


INTEREST INCOME


200


-


-


-


(5)


205


INTEREST EXPENSE


79,420


1,438


-


-


7,675


70,307


GAIN ON SALE-LEASEBACK


(14,411)


(14,411)


-


-


-


-


LOSS ON RETIREMENT OF DEBT


5,219


-


-


-


-


5,219


OTHER INCOME, net


(6,608)


(605)


-


-


-


(6,003)


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


(10,701)


45,572


4,064


(3,653)


48,735


(105,419)


(BENEFIT FROM) PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


(123,163)


21,420


1,567


45


18,373


(164,568)


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS) 


112,462


24,152


2,497


(3,698)


30,362


59,149


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS


575


-


-


-


-


575


NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

111,887

$

24,152

$

2,497

$

(3,698)

$

30,362

$

58,574


















Adjusted EBITDA2

$

137,098

$

66,208

$

4,549

$

(1,507)

$

83,862

$

(16,014)

Urban One, Inc. will hold a conference call to discuss its results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018. The conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EST. To participate on this call, U.S. callers may dial toll-free 1-800-288-8968; international callers may dial direct (+1) 612-234-9960.

A replay of the conference call will be available from 12:00 p.m. EST March 06, 2019 until 11:59 a.m. EST March 08, 2019. Callers may access the replay by calling 1-800-475-6701; international callers may dial direct (+1) 320-365-3844. The replay Access Code is 464225.

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 one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, Urban One currently owns and/or operates 60 broadcast stations (including all HD stations, translator stations and the low power television station we operate) branded under the tradename "Radio One" in 15 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, 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 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, 2018 and 2017, Urban One had 44,663,033 and 46,198,362 shares of common stock outstanding on a weighted average basis (basic), respectively.  For the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, Urban One had 45,647,696 and 47,169,682 shares of common stock outstanding on a weighted average basis (basic), respectively. 


4              For the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, Urban One had 46,874,741 and 48,527,664 shares of common stock outstanding on a weighted average basis (fully diluted for outstanding stock awards), respectively.  For the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, Urban One had 48,000,957 and 49,632,884 shares of common stock outstanding on a weighted average basis (fully diluted for outstanding stock awards), respectively. 

 

Cision

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