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Coinstar, Inc. Announces 2012 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results Consolidated Annual Revenue Over $2.2 Billion and Solid Execution Drive Strong Earnings Growth

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.

"We are pleased with our performance in 2012, which drove annual revenue of more than $2 billion for the first time," said Paul Davis, chief executive officer of Coinstar, Inc. "Our ongoing commitment to creating value for our consumers, our partners and, ultimately, our shareholders drove substantial progress on several growth initiatives that we outlined at the beginning of 2012, including Redbox Instant by Verizon, the launch of the Redbox Tickets pilot, Rubi coffee kiosks and our expansion into Canada. We made strategic investments across our business this year that we believe will generate new opportunities for growth as we move through 2013 and beyond."

Financial highlights for the 2012 fourth quarter and full year included:



2012 Fourth Quarter


2012 Full Year









·  Consolidated revenue

$

564.1

million


$

2,202.0

million

·  Operating income

$

47.8

million


$

262.8

million

·  Core adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations* (See Appendix A)

$

101.5

million


$

469.7

million

·  Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$

0.75



$

4.67


·  Core diluted earnings per share*  (See Appendix A)

$

0.93



$

4.83


·  Net cash flows from operating activities from continuing operations

$

152.2

million


$

463.9

million

·  Free cash flow from continuing operations* (See Appendix A)

$

77.3

million


$

255.9

million

 

*Refer to Appendix A for a discussion of non-GAAP financial measures, including the exclusion of certain non-core items.

"Our Q4 and full year results demonstrate our ability to effectively manage growth through challenges and continue to drive earnings and free cash flow," said J. Scott Di Valerio, chief financial officer of Coinstar, Inc. "In 2012 we continued to make the investments, build the organization and refine the processes that are paving the way for additional growth in the long term. We are more focused than ever on executing on our plans to drive success for our company and our shareholders."

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 8.4% to $564.1 million compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, driven primarily by Redbox revenue growth of 9.6% to $488.3 million primarily reflecting new kiosk installations. Coin revenue remained relatively flat at $74.5 million.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $47.8 million, which resulted in an operating margin of 8.5%, compared with operating income of $54.7 million and an operating margin of 10.5% in the fourth quarter of 2011. The decrease in operating margin was primarily driven by the operating results from the kiosks acquired as part of our NCR asset acquisition.

Income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $22.9 million, or diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.75, a decrease in diluted earnings per share of 25.0% compared with $31.5 million, or $1.00 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Core diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $0.93, excluding non-core adjustments of $0.18 per share, compared with $1.03, excluding non-core adjustments of $0.03 per share in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Coinstar's fourth quarter 2012 results include a negative impact of $6.4 million before taxes, or $0.13 on core diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to the operating results of the kiosks acquired as part of the NCR asset acquisition.

For the 2012 full year revenue was $2.2 billion, an increase of 19.3% compared with 2011. Operating income for 2012 was $262.8 million, which resulted in an operating margin of 11.9%, compared with operating income of $209.9 million and an operating margin of 11.4% in 2011. Income from continuing operations for 2012 was $150.2 million, or $4.67 per diluted share, compared with income from continuing operations of $115.0 million, or $3.61 per diluted share, in 2011, an increase in diluted earnings per share of 29.4%. Core diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the full year 2012 was $4.83, excluding non-core adjustments of $0.16 per share, compared with $3.67 per diluted share, excluding non-core adjustments of $0.06 per share in 2011.

For the full year, results include a negative impact of $14.5 million before taxes, or $0.28 on core diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to the operating results of the kiosks acquired as part of the NCR asset acquisition.

Net cash flows from operating activities from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $152.2 million, compared with $144.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Cash paid for capital expenditures for continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $74.9 million, compared with $44.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Free cash flow from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $77.3 million, compared with $100.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, bringing the total to $255.9 million for the full year of 2012.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, the company repurchased approximately $76.7 million of its common stock representing 1.57 million shares at an average price of $48.71 per share. Of the total amount repurchased, $75.0 million was completed through an accelerated share repurchase agreement entered into on November 1 and concluded on December 28, 2012 and the remaining $1.7 million was completed through open market repurchases. During 2012, the company repurchased approximately $139.7 million of its common stock representing 2.80 million shares at an average price of $49.92 per share through a combination of a previously announced 10b5-1 plan, accelerated share repurchase agreements, and open market purchases. On December 31, 2012, there was $133.6 million remaining under the current Board authorization for stock repurchases. In January 2013, Coinstar's board authorized the repurchase of an additional $250 million, plus the amount of cash proceeds received by the company from the exercise of stock options by its officers, directors and employees.

Guidance

For the 2013 full year, Coinstar management expects:

  • Consolidated revenue between $2.375 billion and $2.555 billion;
  • Core adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations between $473 million and $513 million;
  • Core diluted EPS from continuing operations between $4.91 and $5.51; and
  • Free cash flow from continuing operations between $180 million and $200 million.

For the 2013 first quarter, Coinstar management expects:

  • Consolidated revenue between $568 million and $593 million;
  • Core adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations between $95 million and $105 million; and
  • Core diluted EPS from continuing operations between $0.77 and $0.92.

Additional Information

Coinstar has provided additional comments on guidance in prepared remarks that also review the company's 2012 fourth quarter and full year operating and financial results. The prepared remarks are posted on the Investor Relations section of the corporate website at www.coinstarinc.com along with this press release. The 2012 fourth quarter Segment Supplement, which provides historical data in Excel format, is also posted on the website.

Conference Call

Paul Davis and J. Scott Di Valerio will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. PST (5:00 p.m. EST) to answer questions related to the company's business performance, financial results, guidance, and recent announcements. The conference call will be webcast live and archived on the Investor Relations section of Coinstar's website www.coinstarinc.com. A recording of the call will be available approximately two hours after the call ends through February 21, 2013, at 888‑843‑7419 or 630‑652‑3042, passcode 3405 2768#.

About Coinstar, Inc.

Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) is a leading provider of automated retail solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core automated retail businesses include the well-known Redbox® self-service movie and video game rental and Coinstar® self-service coin-counting brands. The company has approximately 43,700 DVD kiosks and 20,300 coin-counting kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, convenience stores, and restaurants. Redbox also offers DVD rentals through additional kiosks acquired from NCR Corporation in June 2012. For more information, visit www.coinstarinc.com.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "goals," variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. The forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding Coinstar, Inc.'s anticipated growth and future operating results, including 2013 first quarter and 2013 full year results. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may vary materially from the results expressed or implied in such statements. Differences may result from actions taken by Coinstar, Inc. and Redbox, as well as from risks and uncertainties beyond Coinstar, Inc.'s control. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,

  • competition from other digital entertainment providers,
  • the ability to achieve the strategic and financial objectives for our entry into a new business,
  • our limited ability to direct the management or policies of the new joint venture with Verizon Communications,
  • failure to receive the expected benefits of the NCR relationship,
  • the termination, non-renewal or renegotiation on materially adverse terms of our contracts with our significant retailers and suppliers,
  • payment of increased fees to retailers, suppliers and other third-party providers, including financial service providers,
  • the inability to receive delivery of DVDs on the date of their initial release to the general public, or shortly thereafter, or in sufficient quantity, for home entertainment viewing,
  • noteholders electing to convert our convertible notes,
  • the effective management of our content library,
  • the ability to attract new retailers, penetrate new markets and distribution channels and react to changing consumer demands,
  • the ability to achieve the strategic and financial objectives for our entry into or expansion of new businesses,
  • the ability to adequately protect our intellectual property, and
  • the application of substantial federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations specific to our business.

The foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is illustrative, but by no means exhaustive. For more information on factors that may affect future performance, please review "Risk Factors" described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements reflect Coinstar, Inc.'s expectations as of the date of this release. Coinstar, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update the information provided herein.

(Financial Statements Follow)

Appendix A

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP measures may be provided as a complement to results provided in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").

We use the following non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our financial results:

  • Core adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations;
  • Core diluted earnings per share ("EPS") from continuing operations; and
  • Free cash flow from continuing operations.

These measures, the definitions of which are presented below, are non-GAAP because they exclude certain amounts which are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our GAAP financial measures and may not be comparable with similarly titled measures of other companies.

Core and Non-Core Results

We distinguish our core activities, those associated with our primary operations, from non-core activities. Non-core activities are primarily nonrecurring events or events we do not control. Our non-core adjustments include i) deal fees primarily related to the NCR Asset Acquisition, ii) income or loss from equity method investments, which represents our share of income or loss from entities we do not consolidate or control, and iii) a gain on the grant of a license to use certain Redbox trademarks to Redbox Instant by Verizon ("Non-Core Adjustments"). We believe investors should consider our core results because they are more indicative of our ongoing performance and trends and are more consistent with how management evaluates our operational results and trends.

Core Adjusted EBITDA from Continuing Operations

Our non-GAAP financial measure core adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations is defined as earnings before depreciation, amortization and other; interest expense, net; income taxes; share-based payments expense; and Non-Core Adjustments.

A reconciliation of core adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations to income from continuing operations, the most comparable GAAP financial measure, is presented in the following table:





Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended





December 31,


December 31,

Dollars in thousands


2012 


2011


2012


2011

Income from continuing operations

$

22,885

$

31,522

$

150,230

$

114,951


Depreciation, amortization, and other


47,616


39,245


184,525


148,218


Interest expense, net


4,615


4,944


15,648


23,822


Income taxes


10,908


17,862


91,516


69,777


Share-based payments expense(1)


6,218


6,849


19,362


16,211



Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations


92,242


100,422


461,281


372,979

Non-core adjustments:










Deal fees


-


1,122


3,235


1,603


Loss from equity method investments


9,278


711


24,684


1,591


Gain on formation of Redbox Instant by Verizon


-


-


(19,500)


-



Core adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

$

101,520

$

102,255

$

469,700

$

376,173


(1) Includes non-cash share-based compensation for executives, non-employee directors and employees as well as share-based payments for content arrangements.

Core Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations

Our non-GAAP financial measure core diluted EPS from continuing operations is defined as diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding Non-Core Adjustments, net of applicable taxes.

A reconciliation of core diluted EPS from continuing operations to diluted EPS from continuing operations, the most comparable GAAP financial measure, is presented in the following table:




Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended






December 31,


December 31,



2012 


2011


2012


2011

Diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

0.75

$

1.00

$

4.67

$

3.61

Non-core adjustments, net of tax:(1)









   Deal fees


 - 


0.02


0.06


0.03

   Loss from equity method investments


 0.18 


0.01


0.48


0.03

   Gain on formation of Redbox Instant by Verizon


 - 


-


(0.38)


-

Core diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

0.93

$

1.03

$

4.83

$

3.67










(1) Non-Core Adjustments are presented after-tax using the applicable effective tax rate for the respective periods.

Free Cash Flow from Continuing Operations

Our non-GAAP financial measure free cash flow from continuing operations is defined as net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations after capital expenditures. We believe free cash flow from continuing operations is an important non-GAAP measure as it provides additional information to users of the financial statements regarding our ability to service, incur or pay down indebtedness and repurchase our common stock. The table below provides a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations, the most comparable GAAP financial measure, to free cash flow from continuing operations:





Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended




December 31,


December 31,

Dollars in thousands


2012


2011


2012


2011

Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations

$

152,212

$

144,877

$

463,906

$

406,516

Purchase of property and equipment


(74,873)


(44,457)


(208,054)


(179,236)


Free cash flow from continuing operations

$

77,339

$

100,420

$

255,852

$

227,280

 


COINSTAR, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)





Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended




December 31,


December 31,




2012 


2011


2012


2011











Revenue

$

564,082

$

520,455

$

2,202,043

$

1,845,372











Expenses:










Direct operating


 404,227 


365,664


1,502,977


1,283,351


Marketing


 7,555 


8,307


27,635


29,004


Research and development


 3,229 


4,018


13,913


11,557


General and administrative


 53,626 


48,562


210,235


163,357


Depreciation and other


 45,568 


38,560


179,147


145,478


Amortization of intangible assets


 2,048 


685


5,378


2,740

Total expenses


 516,253 


465,796


1,939,285


1,635,487











Operating income


 47,829 


54,659


262,758


209,885











Other income (expense):










Income (loss) from equity method investments, net


 (9,278)


(711)


(5,184)


(1,591)


Interest expense, net


 (4,615)


(4,944)


(15,648)


(23,822)


Other, net


 (143)


380


(180)


256

Total other income (expense)


 (14,036)


(5,275)


(21,012)


(25,157)











Income from continuing operations before income taxes


 33,793 


49,384


241,746


184,728

Income tax expense


 (10,908)


(17,862)


(91,516)


(69,777)

Income from continuing operations


 22,885 


31,522


150,230


114,951

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


 - 


-


-


(11,068)

Net income


 22,885 


31,522


150,230


103,883











Other comprehensive income:










Foreign currency translation adjustment


 (294)


(133)


1,048


(255)


Reclassification of interest rate hedges to interest expense


 - 


-


-


896


Loss on short-term investments


 - 


-


-


(20)


Income tax expense related to items of other comprehensive income


 - 


-


-


(342)

Other comprehensive income, net of tax


 (294)


(133)


1,048


279

Comprehensive income

$

22,591

$

31,389

$

151,278

$

104,162

Basic earnings (loss) per share:










Continuing operations

$

0.78

$

1.04

$

4.96

$

3.76


Discontinued operations


 - 


-


-


(0.36)

Basic earnings per share

$

0.78

$

1.04

$

4.96

$

3.40











Diluted earnings (loss) per share:










Continuing operations

$

0.75

$

1.00

$

4.67

$

3.61


Discontinued operations


 - 


-


-


(0.35)

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.75

$

1.00

$

4.67

$

3.26











Weighted average shares used in basic per share calculations


 29,380 


30,261


30,305


30,520

Weighted average shares used in diluted per share calculations


 30,619 


31,605


32,174


31,869

 


COINSTAR, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)







December 31,






2012


2011


Assets






Current Assets:







Cash and cash equivalents

$

282,894

$

341,855



Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $2,003 and $1,586


58,331


41,246



Content library


177,409


142,386



Deferred income taxes


7,187


84,228



Prepaid expenses and other current assets


29,686


25,274




Total current assets


555,507


634,989










Property and equipment, net


571,358


499,178


Notes receivable


26,731


24,374


Deferred income taxes


1,373


647


Goodwill and other intangible assets


358,829


274,583


Other long-term assets


47,927


17,066


Total assets

$

1,561,725

$

1,450,837










Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity






Current Liabilities:







Accounts payable

$

250,588

$

175,550



Accrued payable to retailers


138,413


127,450



Other accrued liabilities


146,125


148,996



Current portion of long-term debt


15,529


13,986



Current portion of capital lease obligations


13,350


12,057




Total current liabilities


564,005


478,039










Long-term debt and other long-term liabilities


341,179


359,288


Capital lease obligations


15,702


11,768


Deferred tax liabilities


91,751


87,840


Total liabilities


1,012,637


936,935








Commitments and contingencies














Stockholders' Equity:







Preferred stock, $0.001 par value - 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares








issued or outstanding


-


-



Common stock, $0.001 par value - 60,000,000 authorized;








35,797,592 and 35,251,932 shares issued;








28,626,323 and 30,879,778 shares outstanding


504,881


481,249



Treasury stock


(293,149)


(153,425)



Retained earnings


338,979


188,749



Accumulated comprehensive loss


(1,623)


(2,671)




Total stockholders' equity


549,088


513,902


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

1,561,725

$

1,450,837

 



COINSTAR, INC.




CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS




 (in thousands)




 (unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended






December 31,


December 31,






2012


2011


2012


2011




Operating Activities:












Net income

$

22,885

$

31,522

$

150,230

$

103,883




Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows from operating activities from continuing operations:

























Depreciation and other


45,568


38,560


179,147


145,478





Amortization of intangible assets and deferred financing fees


2,579


1,216


7,504


5,182





Share-based payments expense


6,218


6,849


19,362


16,211





Excess tax benefits on share-based payments


(67)


(40)


(5,740)


(2,471)





Deferred income taxes


14,383


13,161


87,573


60,076





Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


-


-


-


11,068





Loss from equity method investments, net


9,278


711


5,184


1,591





Non-cash interest on convertible debt


1,839


1,694


7,109


6,551





Other


7


635


(4,100)


(95)




Cash flows from changes in operating assets and liabilities from continuing operations













49,522


50,569


17,637


59,042





Net cash flows from operating activities from continuing operations


152,212


144,877


463,906


406,516
















Investing Activities:












Purchases of property and equipment


(74,873)


(44,457)


(208,054)


(179,236)




Proceeds from sale of property and equipment


312


143


1,131


695




Proceeds from sale of businesses, net


-


(4,001)


-


8,220




Acquisition of NCR DVD kiosk business


-


-


(100,000)


-




Equity investments


-


(2,592)


(39,727)


(4,912)





Net cash flows from investing activities from continuing operations


(74,561)


(50,907)


(346,650)


(175,233)

















Financing Activities:












Principal payments on capital lease obligations and other debt


(3,190)


(6,057)


(16,392)


(28,202)




Borrowings from term loan


-


-


-


175,000




Principal payments on term loan and repurchase of convertible debt


(23,845)


(2,188)


(31,513)


(4,375)




Net payments on credit facility


-


-


-


(150,000)




Financing costs associated with credit facility


-


-


-


(4,196)




Excess tax benefits related to share-based payments


67


40


5,740


2,471




Repurchases of common stock and ASR program


(76,654)


-


(139,724)


(63,349)




Proceeds from exercise of stock options


558


1,079


4,592


3,261





Net cash flows from financing activities from continuing operations


(103,064)


(7,126)


(177,297)


(69,390)

















Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(151)


(289)


1,080


(454)


















Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations


(25,564)


86,555


(58,961)


161,439
















Cash flows from discontinued operations:












Operating cash flows


-


-


-


9,678




Investing cash flows


-


-


-


(12,678)





Net cash flows from discontinued operations


-


-


-


(3,000)




Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


(25,564)


86,555


(58,961)


158,439




Cash and cash equivalents:












Beginning of period


308,458


255,300


341,855


183,416




End of period

$

282,894

$

341,855

$

282,894

$

341,855




 

 

Coinstar, Inc.
Business Segment Information
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

 

As a complement to our Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, we are providing the following information related to our business segments, which includes segment operating income (loss). Management, including our chief executive officer, evaluates the performances of our business segments primarily on segment revenue and segment operating income from continuing operations before depreciation, amortization and other, and certain share-based payments ("segment operating income"). We utilize segment revenue and segment operating income because we believe they provide useful information for effectively allocating resources among business segments, evaluating the health of our business segments based on metrics that management can actively influence, and gauging our investments and our ability to service, incur or pay down debt.

 



Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,

Dollars in thousands


2012


2011


2012


2011

Revenue:









Redbox

$

488,325

$

445,591

$

1,908,773

$

1,561,598

Coin


74,464


74,448


290,761


282,382

New Ventures


1,293


416


2,509


1,392

Consolidated revenue

$

564,082

$

520,455

$

2,202,043

$

1,845,372

 

Segment operating income reconciled to GAAP operating income

 










Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended





December 31,


December 31,

Dollars in thousands


2012 


2011


2012


2011

Segment operating income (loss)(1)










Redbox(2)

$

80,012

$

76,595

$

386,753

$

284,932


Coin


26,300


25,678


99,261


100,966


New Ventures


(7,169)


(6,068)


(25,484)


(17,815)



Subtotal


99,143


96,205


460,530


368,083












Depreciation, amortization and other:










Redbox


38,812


30,062


148,068


115,430


Coin


8,520


9,176


36,108


31,922


New Ventures


284


7


349


866



Total depreciation, amortization and other


47,616


39,245


184,525


148,218













Share-based compensation expense


3,698


2,301


13,247


9,980












Operating income (loss):










Redbox


41,200


46,533


238,685


169,502


Coin


17,780


16,502


63,153


69,044


New Ventures


(7,453)


(6,075)


(25,833)


(18,681)


Share-based compensation expense


(3,698)


(2,301)


(13,247)


(9,980)



Total operating income

$

47,829

$

54,659

$

262,758

$

209,885














(1) Operating income (loss) before depreciation, amortization and other, and share-based compensation expense



(2) Share-based payments expense related to our content arrangements have been allocated to our Redbox segment

SOURCE Coinstar, Inc.



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