IMAX Corporation Reports Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

NEW YORK, July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 

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HIGHLIGHTS
(Note: Percentage and other changes refer to second quarter 2018 unless otherwise noted.)

  • Strong execution and focus on core business driving solid financial performance, with record results across key metrics for China business.
  • 6.6% growth in revenue driven by growth in global box office.
  • 10.0% growth in commercial network.
  • 28.8% growth in IMAX Greater China box office.
  • Delivered GAAP net income per share of $0.19, compared to $0.12; adjusted net income per share of $0.32, compared to $0.30 per share.
  • On-track to deliver low double-digit growth in IMAX global box office for full-year 2019.

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX), a world leader in using technology to eventicize content, reported revenues of $104.8 million, gross profit of $59.6 million and net income attributable to common shareholders of $11.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the second-quarter ended June 30, 2019. Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders for the quarter was $19.7 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA was $41.4 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 43.8%. For reconciliations of reported results to non-GAAP financial results, and for the definition and reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, please refer to Tables 8 – 10 and the discussion of non-GAAP measures at the end of this earnings release.

“IMAX is on track to deliver its best year ever at the box office, with the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Lion King, and our record-breaking, first local language animated release in China this past weekend, Ne Zha, leading a strong second half film slate and building on our solid first-half,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond.  “Our continued success is driven by the privileged position we hold in the entertainment ecosystem, where our end-to-end technology empowers world-class creators to bring cultural events and communal experiences to life on a global scale.”

Second Quarter 2019 Results

Box Office Update (Table 2) 
Gross box office from IMAX DMR® films was $364.9 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $342.6 million in the second quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 6.5%. The $22.3 million increase in gross box office was principally driven by a $29.1 million increase in China box office. A total of 19 films (15 new and 4 carryovers) were exhibited in the quarter, compared to 14 films (10 new and 4 carryovers) in the second quarter of 2018.

“Through our strong relationships with creators, the power of our global network and our continued cost discipline, we are now delivering top-line growth, EBITDA margin expansion and enhanced returns on capital for investors,” Gelfond added. “We continue to enhance IMAX’s position in the entertainment ecosystem and have established a solid foundation to deliver further growth in the quarters and years ahead.” 

Global Network Update (Table 3) 
The total IMAX® theater network consisted of 1,541 systems as of June 30, 2019, of which 1,445 were in commercial multiplexes. Including upgrades, there were 612 theaters in backlog as of June 30, 2019, compared to the 635 in backlog as of June 30, 2018.

IMAX also signed contracts for 54 new theaters and 19 upgrades in the second quarter of 2019, reflecting the strong demand for our systems. During the quarter, the Company installed 35 theater systems, 27 of which were for new theater locations. For a breakdown of theater system signings, backlog, installations, and network by type for the second quarter of 2019, please refer to Table 3 at the end of this earnings release.

Second Quarter Consolidated Results
The gross margin across all segments in the second quarter of 2019 was $59.6 million, or 56.8% of total revenues, compared to $60.4 million, or 61.4% of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2018. The slight decline in gross margin was driven by higher cost of revenues in our Network and Theater businesses, as well as a decline in revenues in our New Business segment as a result of a residual one-time payment to the Company of $2.6 million in the prior year period related to our discontinued virtual reality initiative. Operating expenses (which includes SG&A, excluding stock-based compensation, plus R&D) were $26.8 million in the quarter representing an 10.9% decline from the prior year period.

Second Quarter Segment Results (Table 1)

(in millions of USD except % change amounts)

Network Business

Theater Business

Revenue

Gross
Margin

Gross
Margin %

Revenue

Gross
Margin

Gross
Margin %

2Q19

$

64.7

$

43.2

66.8%

$

34.9

$

15.4

44.2%

2Q18

60.9

42.9

70.5%

30.9

16.0

51.9%

% change

6.3%

0.7%

13.2%

(3.8%)

YTD 2Q19

$

110.6

$

74.8

67.7%

$

65.2

$

28.6

43.9%

YTD 2Q18

105.8

74.4

70.3%

65.8

36.5

55.4%

% change

4.5%

0.5%

(0.9%)

(21.5%)

Second Quarter Segment Results (Tables 1 and 7)

Network Business

  • Network business revenues increased 6.3% to $64.7 million in the quarter, compared with $60.9 million in the prior-year period. The $3.8 million increase in revenues was driven principally by a $3.1 million, or 8.7%, increase in IMAX DMR revenues and a $0.6 million, or 2.3% increase in revenues from joint revenue-sharing arrangements. The strong increase in IMAX DMR revenues was driven by a $22.3 million increase in IMAX global box office.
  • The blended take-rate (defined as total Network revenue divided by total IMAX global box office) for IMAX DMR and joint revenue sharing arrangements was 17.7% in the quarter, compared to 17.8% in the prior year period.  The slight decline is due to mix of global box office, including the strong performance of Greater China.
  • Gross margin for the Network business was 66.8%, compared to 70.5% in the prior-year period. The decline in gross margin for the business was due to higher contractual marketing costs driven by the strong performance of Avengers: Endgame, as well as a 50% increase in the number of releases in the quarter from the 10 new films released in the prior year period.

Theater Business

  • Theater business segment revenues increased 13.2% to $34.9 million in the quarter, compared with $30.9 million in the prior year period. The $4.1 million increase in revenues was driven principally by the higher number of installations in the quarter, as well as higher maintenance revenue on our expanded commercial theater network, partially offset by lower financing revenue. The commercial theater network increased 10.0% to 1,445 commercial multiplex theaters in the current quarter. (Please refer to Table 3 for detail on our signings, installations and theater network at the end of this earnings release).
  • The average revenue per new theater system was $1.3 million, compared to $1.2 million in the prior year period.
  • Gross margin on sales and sales-type leases was 38.5% compared to 57.6% in the prior year period. The decline in gross margin is due principally to the mix of systems installed in the current quarter, compared to the prior year, as well as the Company’s decision to allocate additional resources to ensure the successful roll out and launch of its new IMAX with Laser® technology. For full-year 2019, the Company anticipates margins on sales type theaters to return to approximately 50%.

Cash Balances and Outstanding Debt (Table 5)
Total cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2019 was $106.5 million, which includes $64.9 million held in the People’s Republic of China. Total bank indebtedness was $23.0 million as of June 30, 2019, including the impact of $2.0 million of deferred financing fees, and represented a decrease of $14.8 million from $37.8 million at December 31, 2018. As of June 30, 2019, $275.0 million is available under the $300.0 million credit facility in place due June 28, 2023.

Share Count and Capital Return
The weighted average diluted shares outstanding in second quarter 2019 declined 3.0% to 61.5 million, compared to 63.4 million in second quarter 2018, due to share repurchase activity. In the second quarter of 2019, a total of 87,769 shares were repurchased at an average price of $19.45 for a total value of $1.7 million. A total of $126.9 million is available under the outstanding share repurchase authorization, which expires on June 30, 2020. Total shares outstanding as of June 30, 2019 was 61.3 million.

Full-Year 2019 Guidance
IMAX’s guidance for full-year 2019 is as follows:

  • IMAX global box office is expected to experience low double-digit growth compared to the $1,032.1 million recorded in full-year 2018.
  • Operating expenses, defined as selling, general and administrative expenses less stock-based compensation plus research and development costs are expected to be in-line with the $110.7 million recorded in full-year 2018.
  • The effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 23%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin is expected to be approximately 41% to 42%.
  • Total theater installations are expected in the range of 185 to 190, consisting of new theater installs of 140 to 145 systems and upgrades to IMAX with Laser of approximately 45 systems. New theater installs are heavily weighted toward the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Total theaters equipped with IMAX with Laser are expected to grow to approximately 140 systems.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call today at 4:30 PM ET to discuss its second quarter 2019 financial results. This call is being webcast by Nasdaq and can be accessed at investors.imax.com. To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (888) 254-3590 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. Other international callers should dial (647) 794-4605. The conference ID for the call is 2957384. A replay of the call will be available via webcast at investors.imax.com or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada), or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 2957384.

Supplemental Materials
For more information about the Company’s results, please refer to the IMAX Investor Relations website located at investors.imax.com.

Investor Relations Website and Social Media
On a weekly basis, the Company posts quarter-to-date box office results on the IMAX Investor Relations website located at www.imax.com/content/investor-relations. The Company expects to provide such updates on Friday of each week, although the Company may change this timing without notice. Results will be displayed with a one-week lag. In addition, the Company maintains a Twitter account: @IMAX_Investors. The Company intends to use Twitter to disclose the box office information, as well as other information that may be of interest to the Company’s investor community.

The information posted on the Company’s website and/or via its Twitter account may be deemed material to investors. Accordingly, investors, media and others interested in the Company should monitor the Company’s website and its Twitter account in addition to the Company’s earnings releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of June 30, 2019, there were 1,541 IMAX theater systems (1,445 commercial multiplexes, 15 commercial destinations, 81 institutional) operating in 81 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

For additional information please contact:

Investors:

IMAX Corporation, New York

Stephen Davidson

212-821-0125

sdavidson@imax.com

Media:

IMAX Corporation, New York

Mark Jafar

212-821-0102

mjafar@imax.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Important factors that could affect these statements include, but are not limited to, references to future capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), business and technology strategies and measures to implement strategies, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of business, operations and technology, plans and references to the future success of IMAX Corporation together with its consolidated subsidiaries (the “Company”) and expectations regarding the Company’s future operating, financial and technological results. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with the expectations and predictions of the Company is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks associated with investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions and any future international expansion, including those related to economic, political and regulatory policies of local governments and laws and policies of the United States and Canada; risks related to the Company’s growth and operations in China; the performance of IMAX DMR films; the signing of theater system agreements; conditions, changes and developments in the commercial exhibition industry; risks related to currency fluctuations; the potential impact of increased competition in the markets within which the Company operates; competitive actions by other companies; the failure to respond to change and advancements in digital technology; risks relating to recent consolidation among commercial exhibitors and studios; risks related to new business initiatives; conditions in the in-home and out-of-home entertainment industries; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by the Company; risks related to cyber-security and data privacy; risks related to the Company’s inability to protect the Company’s intellectual property; general economic, market or business conditions; the failure to convert theater system backlog into revenue; changes in laws or regulations; the failure to fully realize the projected cost savings and benefits from any of the Company’s restructuring initiatives; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These factors, other risks and uncertainties and financial details are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Primary Reporting Groups

The Company has four primary reporting groups identified by nature of product sold or service provided: (1) Network Business, representing variable revenue generated by box-office results and which includes the reportable segments of IMAX DMR and contingent rent from the JRSAs and IMAX systems segments; (2) Theater Business, representing revenue generated by the sale and installation of theater systems and maintenance services, primarily related to the IMAX Systems and Theater System Maintenance reportable segments, and also includes fixed hybrid revenues and upfront installation costs from the JRSA segment; (3) New Business, which includes home entertainment, and other new business initiatives that are in the development, start-up and/or wind-up phases, and (4) Other; which includes the film post-production and distribution segments and certain IMAX theaters that the Company owns and operates, camera rentals and other miscellaneous items.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this release, the Company presents adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility and free cash flow as supplemental measures of performance of the Company, which are not recognized under U.S. GAAP. The Company presents adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share because it believes that they are important supplemental measures of its comparable controllable operating performance and it wants to ensure that its investors fully understand the impact of its stock-based compensation (net of any related tax impact) and non-recurring charges on net income. In addition, the Company presents adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share because it believes that they are important supplemental measures of its comparable financial results and could potentially distort the analysis of trends in business performance and it wants to ensure that its investors fully understand the impact of net income attributable to non-controlling interests and its stock-based compensation (net of any related tax impact) and non-recurring charges in determining net income attributable to common shareholders. Management uses these measures to review operating performance on a comparable basis from period to period. However, these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts reported by other companies. Adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net income and net income attributable to common shareholders and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

The Company is required to maintain a minimum level of “EBITDA”, as such term is defined in the Company’s credit agreement (and which is referred to herein as “Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility”, as the credit agreement includes additional adjustments beyond interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization). EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility (each as defined below) should not be construed as substitutes for net income or as better measures of liquidity as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The Company believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility are relevant and useful information widely used by analysts, investors and other interested parties in the Company’s industry.

Free cash flow is defined as cash provided by operating activities minus cash used in investing activities (from the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows). Cash provided by operating activities consist of net income, plus depreciation and amortization, plus the change in deferred income taxes, plus other non-cash items, plus changes in working capital, less investment in film assets, plus other changes in operating assets and liabilities. Cash used in investing activities includes capital expenditures, acquisitions and other cash used in investing activities. Management views free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure, as a measure of the Company’s after-tax cash flow available to reduce debt, add to cash balances, and fund other financing activities. Free cash flow does not represent residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. A reconciliation of cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow is presented in Table 6.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Per Share Calculations – Quarter Ended June 30, 2019 vs. 2018

The Company reported net income of $13.8 million, or $0.22 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019 as compared to net income of $10.3 million, or $0.16 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018.

Net income for the second quarter of 2019 includes a $7.0 million charge, or $0.11 per diluted share (2018— $6.8 million or $0.10 per diluted share), for stock-based compensation and a loss of $4.5 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the change in fair value of equity investment (2018 — $nil). The second quarter of 2018 also includes a $0.5 million charge, or $0.01 per diluted share, for exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments and a $7.5 million charge, or $0.12 per diluted share, for a legal arbitration award related to one of the Company’s litigation matters from 2006.

Adjusted net income, which consists of net income excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments, the legal arbitration award, the change in fair value of equity investment and the related tax impact of these adjustments, was $23.8 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019 as compared to adjusted net income of $21.7 million, or $0.34  per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018.

The Company reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $11.4 million, or $0.19 per basic and diluted share for the second quarter of 2019 (2018 — $7.6 million, or $0.12 per basic and diluted share).

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders, which consists of net income attributable to common shareholders excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments, the legal arbitration award, the change in fair value of equity investment and the related tax impact of these adjustments, was $19.7 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019 as compared to adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of $19.0 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018.

A reconciliation of net income and net income attributable to common shareholders, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, to adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share is presented in Table 4.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Per Share Calculations – Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 vs. 2018

The Company reported net income of $26.3 million, or $0.43 per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to net income of $22.3 million, or $0.35 per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2019, includes a $11.4 million charge, or $0.19 per diluted share (2018 — $11.6 million or $0.18 per diluted share), for stock-based compensation, a $0.9 million charge, or $0.01 per diluted share for exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments (2018 — $1.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share) and a loss of $2.1 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the change in fair value of equity investment (2018 — $nil). The six months ended June 30, 2018 includes a $7.5 million charge, or $0.12 per diluted share, for a legal arbitration award related to one of the Company’s litigation matters from 2006.

Adjusted net income, which consists of net income excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments, the legal arbitration award, the change in fair value of equity investment and the related tax impact of these adjustments, was $38.1 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to adjusted net income of $38.8 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

The Company reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $19.7 million, or $0.32 per basic and diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2019 (2018 — $16.1 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted share).

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders, which consists of net income attributable to common shareholders excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments, the legal arbitration award, the change in fair value of equity investment and the related tax impact of these adjustments, was $30.5 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of $32.4 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

A reconciliation of net income and net income attributable to common shareholders, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, to adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share is presented in Table 4.

 

Table 2:

IMAX Global Box Office

(in millions of USD)

For the three months ended,

Jun. 30, 2019

Mar. 31, 2019

Dec. 31, 2018

Sept. 30, 2018

Jun. 30, 2018

Domestic

$

123.3

$

71.8

$

82.1

$

62.0

$

131.2

Greater China

130.1

105.8

69.2

77.8

101.0

Rest of World

111.5

78.7

85.4

66.7

110.4

Total Global Box Office

364.9

256.3

236.7

206.5

342.6

 

 

 Table 3:

Signings and Installations

Three Months

Ended June 30,

Theater System Signings:

2019

2018

Full new sales and sales-type lease arrangements

7

9

New traditional joint revenue sharing arrangements

2

31

New hybrid joint revenue sharing lease arrangements

45

Total new theaters

54

40

Upgrades of IMAX theater systems

19

98

    Total theater signings

73

138

Three Months

Ended June 30,

Theater System Installations:

2019

2018

Full new sales and sales-type lease arrangements

9

9

New traditional joint revenue sharing arrangements

13

19

New hybrid joint revenue sharing lease arrangements

5

2

Total new theaters

27

30

Upgrades of IMAX theater systems

8

1

   Total theater installations

35

31

Three Months

Ended June 30,

Theater Sales Backlog:

2019

2018

Sales and sales-type lease arrangements

182

181

Joint revenue sharing arrangements

Hybrid lease arrangements

154

115

Traditional arrangements

276

(1)

339

Total theater backlog

612

(2)

635

(3)

Three Months

Ended June 30,

Theater Network:

2019

2018

Commercial Multiplex Theaters:

Sales and sales-type lease arrangements

619

576

Traditional joint revenue sharing arrangements

693

628

Hybrid joint revenue sharing lease arrangements

133

110

Total Commercial Multiplex Theaters

1,445

1,314

Commercial Destination Theaters

15

12

Institutional Theaters

81

84

   Total theater network

1,541

1,410

___________________

(1)

Includes 60 theater systems where the customer has the option to convert from a joint revenue sharing arrangement to a sales arrangement.

(2)

Includes 150 new laser projection system configurations and 121 upgrades of existing locations to laser projection system configurations (118 of the 121 upgrades are for the IMAX with Laser projection system configurations).

(3)

Includes 75 new laser projection system configurations and 101 upgrades of existing locations to laser projection system configurations (99 of the 101 upgrades are for the IMAX with Laser projection system configurations).

 

 

Table 4:

IMAX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenues

Equipment and product sales

$

19,694

$

15,368

$

34,894

$

34,881

Services

56,662

54,785

100,809

99,531

Rentals

25,863

25,124

44,033

43,326

Finance income

2,578

3,068

5,259

5,591

104,797

98,345

184,995

183,329

Costs and expenses applicable to revenues

Equipment and product sales

11,939

7,549

21,374

15,521

Services

26,781

23,633

46,024

43,984

Rentals

6,524

6,759

12,904

12,728

45,244

37,941

80,302

72,233

Gross margin

59,553

60,404

104,693

111,096

Selling, general and administrative expenses

32,136

32,484

59,785

60,443

Research and development

1,222

3,922

2,358

7,514

Amortization of intangibles

1,218

965

2,293

1,857

Receivable provisions, net of recoveries

927

355

1,358

806

Legal arbitration award

7,500

7,500

Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments

456

850

1,158

Income from operations

24,050

14,722

38,049

31,818

Change in fair value of equity investment

(4,544)

(2,053)

Retirement benefits non-service expense

(160)

(124)

(320)

(248)

Interest income

572

243

1,142

490

Interest expense

(636)

(851)

(1,317)

(1,345)

Income before income taxes

19,282

13,990

35,501

30,715

Provision for income taxes

(5,308)

(3,635)

(8,956)

(8,088)

Loss from equity-accounted investments, net of tax

(138)

(100)

(222)

(305)

Net income

13,836

10,255

26,323

22,322

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(2,439)

(2,630)

(6,661)

(6,192)

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

11,397

$

7,625

$

19,662

$

16,130

Net income per share attributable to common shareholders – basic and diluted:

Net income per share — basic and diluted

$

0.19

$

0.12

$

0.32

$

0.25

Weighted average number of shares outstanding (000’s):

Basic

61,331

63,314

61,354

63,931

Fully Diluted

61,507

63,426

61,525

64,006

Additional Disclosure:

Depreciation and amortization(1)

$

15,593

$

14,513

$

29,804

$

28,034

(1) Includes $0.1 million and $0.2 million of amortization of deferred financing costs charged to interest expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively (2018 – $0.4 million and $0.6 million, respectively).

 

 

Table 5:

IMAX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

(Unaudited)

June 30,

December 31,

2019

2018

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

106,451

$

141,590

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $4,641 (December 31, 2018 — $3,174)

91,490

93,309

Financing receivables, net of allowance for uncollectible amounts

121,649

127,432

Variable consideration receivable from contracts

36,347

35,985

Inventories

47,976

44,560

Prepaid expenses

11,447

10,294

Film assets

17,266

16,367

Property, plant and equipment

308,326

280,658

Investment in equity securities

14,149

1,022

Other assets

19,946

17,997

Deferred income taxes

29,638

31,264

Other intangible assets

32,176

34,095

Goodwill

39,027

39,027

Total assets

$

875,888

$

873,600

Liabilities

Bank indebtedness

$

22,976

$

37,753

Accounts payable

22,155

32,057

Accrued and other liabilities

114,150

97,724

Deferred revenue

105,384

106,709

Total liabilities

264,665

274,243

Commitments and contingencies

Non-controlling interests

7,172

6,439

Shareholders’ equity

Capital stock common shares — no par value. Authorized — unlimited number.

61,432,275 issued and 61,331,289 outstanding (December 31, 2018 — 61,478,168 issued and
61,433,589 outstanding)

423,676

422,455

Less: Treasury stock, 77,607 shares at cost (December 31, 2018 — 44,579)

(1,575)

(916)

Other equity

166,232

179,595

Accumulated deficit

(66,828)

(85,385)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,926)

(3,588)

Total shareholders’ equity attributable to common shareholders

518,579

512,161

Non-controlling interests

85,472

80,757

Total shareholders’ equity

604,051

592,918

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

875,888

$

873,600

 

 

Table 6:

IMAX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2019

2018

Cash provided by (used in):

Operating Activities

Net income

$

26,323

$

22,322

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operations:

Depreciation and amortization

29,804

28,034

Write-downs, net of recoveries

1,866

1,686

Change in deferred income taxes

1,296

347

Stock and other non-cash compensation

11,710

11,920

Unrealized foreign currency exchange (gain) loss

(14)

473

Change in fair value of equity investment

2,053

Loss from equity-accounted investments

421

106

(Gain) loss on non-cash contribution to equity-accounted investees

(199)

199

Investment in film assets

(8,214)

(18,219)

Changes in other non-cash operating assets and liabilities

(16,529)

(214)

Net cash provided by operating activities

48,517

46,654

Investing Activities

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(4,175)

(8,632)

Investment in joint revenue sharing equipment

(22,235)

(8,455)

Acquisition of other intangible assets

(1,121)

(1,705)

Investment in equity securities

(15,153)

Net cash used in investing activities

(42,684)

(18,792)

Financing Activities

Increase in bank indebtedness

35,000

Repayment of bank indebtedness

(50,000)

(1,000)

Settlement of restricted share units and options

(7,619)

(1,529)

Treasury stock purchased for future settlement of restricted share units

(1,575)

(4,636)

Repurchase of common shares, IMAX China

(16,813)

Taxes withheld and paid on employee stock awards vested

(219)

(1,279)

Common shares issued – stock options exercised

2,379

799

Repurchase of common shares

(1,258)

(46,452)

Issuance of subsidiary shares to non-controlling interests (net of return on capital)

1,106

6,696

Dividends paid to non-controlling interests

(2,266)

(4,623)

Credit facility amendment fees paid

(1,963)

Net cash used in financing activities

(41,265)

(53,987)

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash

293

442

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents during period

(35,139)

(25,683)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

141,590

158,725

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

106,451

$

133,042

 

 

Table 7:

IMAX CORPORATION

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

In accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Three Months Ended

June 30,

2019

2018

Revenue

Network Business

IMAX DMR

$

39,293

$

36,161

Joint revenue sharing arrangements – contingent rent

25,301

24,730

IMAX systems – contingent rent

131

64,725

60,891

Theater Business

IMAX systems

Sales and sales-type leases

13,793

11,981

Ongoing fees and finance income

2,816

3,282

Joint revenue sharing arrangements – fixed fees

2,548

1,022

Theater system maintenance

13,207

12,335

Other theater

2,580

2,255

34,944

30,875

New Business

478

3,116

Other

Film distribution and post-production

3,601

2,360

Other

1,049

1,103

4,650

3,463

Total

$

104,797

$

98,345

Gross margin

Network Business

IMAX DMR(1)

$

23,961

$

24,280

Joint revenue sharing arrangements – contingent rent(1)

19,128

18,621

IMAX systems – contingent rent

131

43,220

42,901

Theater Business

IMAX systems(1)

Sales and sales-type leases

5,310

6,899

Ongoing fees and finance income

2,768

3,234

Joint revenue sharing arrangements – fixed fees(1)

870

246

Theater system maintenance

5,640

5,088

Other theater

841

563

15,429

16,030

New Business

281

1,906

Other

Film distribution and post-production(1)

458

(387)

Other

165

(46)

623

(433)

Total

$

59,553

$

60,404

__________________

(1)

IMAX DMR segment margins include marketing costs of $9.5 million and $13.4 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively (2018 – $6.5 million and $10.6 million, respectively). Joint revenue sharing arrangements segment margins include advertising, marketing and commission costs of $0.2 million and $0.3 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively (2018 – $1.0 million and $1.2 million, respectively). IMAX system segment margins include marketing and commission costs of $0.4 million and $0.9 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively (2018 – $0.5 million and  $1.2 million, respectively). Film distribution and post production segment margins include marketing expense of $0.1 million and $0.6 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively (2018 – an expense of $0.8 million and $2.0 million, respectively).

 

 

Table 8:

IMAX CORPORATION

Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility

 (in thousands of U.S. dollars)

For the

For the

3 Months Ended

12 Months Ended

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

(1)

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Net income

$

13,836

$

37,596

Add (subtract):

Provision for income taxes

5,308

10,386

Interest expense, net of interest income

64

392

Depreciation and amortization, including film asset amortization

15,593

59,207

EBITDA

$

34,801

$

107,581

Stock and other non-cash compensation

7,186

23,513

Change in fair value of equity investment

4,544

2,053

Write-downs, net of recoveries including asset impairments and

receivable provisions

1,169

5,518

Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments

9,234

Legal arbitration award

4,237

Executive transition costs

2,994

Loss from equity accounted investments

138

409

Adjusted EBITDA before non-controlling interests

$

47,838

$

155,539

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to non-controlling interests(2)

(6,418)

(23,398)

Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility

$

41,420

$

132,141

Adjusted revenues attributable to common shareholders (3)

$

94,581

$

336,162

Adjusted EBITDA margin

43.8

%

39.3

%

(1)

Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio calculated using twelve months ended Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility.

(2)

The Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility calculation specified for purpose of the minimum Adjusted EBITDA covenant excludes the reduction in Adjusted EBITDA from the Company’s non-controlling interests.

(3)

3 months ended June 30, 2019

12 months ended June 30, 2019

Total revenues

$

104,797

$

376,067

Greater China revenues

$

32,575

$

125,289

Non-controlling interest ownership percentage(4)

31.36%

31.85%

Deduction for non-controlling interest share of revenues

(10,216)

(39,905)

Adjusted revenues attributable to common shareholders

$

94,581

$

336,162

(4)

Weighted average ownership percentage for change in non-controlling interest share

 

 

Table 9:

IMAX CORPORATION

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Per Share Calculations

 (in thousands of U.S. dollars)

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

Quarter Ended June 30,

2019

2018

Net Income

Diluted EPS

Net Income

Diluted EPS

Reported net income

$

13,836

$

0.22

$

10,255

$

0.16

Adjustments:

Stock-based compensation

7,027

0.11

6,756

0.10

Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments

456

0.01

Legal arbitration award

7,500

0.12

Change in fair value of equity investment

4,544

0.07

Tax impact on items listed above

(1,655)

(0.02)

(3,228)

(0.05)

Adjusted net income

23,752

0.38

21,739

0.34

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests(1)

(2,439)

(0.04)

(2,630)

(0.04)

Stock-based compensation (net of tax of less than

$0.1 million and less than $0.1 million, respectively)(1)

(177)

(147)

Change in fair value of equity investment(1)

(1,443)

(0.02)

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders

$

19,693

$

0.32

$

18,962

$

0.30

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

61,507

63,426

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2019

2018

Net Income

Diluted EPS

Net Income

Diluted EPS

Reported net income

$

26,323

$

0.43

$

22,322

$

0.35

Adjustments:

Stock-based compensation

11,389

0.19

11,603

0.18

Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments

850

0.01

1,158

0.02

Legal arbitration award

7,500

0.12

Change in fair value of equity investment

2,053

0.03

Tax impact on items listed above

(2,535)

(0.04)

(3,787)

(0.06)

Adjusted net income

38,080

0.62

38,796

0.61

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests(1)

(6,661)

(0.12)

(6,192)

(0.10)

Stock-based compensation (net of tax of $0.1 million and

$0.1 million, respectively) (1)

(262)

(204)

Change in fair value of equity investment(1)

(652)

(0.01)

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders

$

30,505

$

0.49

$

32,400

$

0.51

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

61,525

64,006

(1)

Reflects amounts attributable to non-controlling interests.

 

 

Table 10:

IMAX CORPORATION

Free Cash Flow Calculation

 (in thousands of U.S. dollars)

For the

For the

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

49,186

$

48,517

Net cash used in investing activities

(15,038)

(42,684)

Net free cash flow

$

34,148

$

5,833

 

 

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