Discovery Communications Reports Full Year And Fourth Quarter 2015 Results

Feb 18, 2016, 07:00 ET from Discovery Communications, Inc.

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Full Year 2015 Financial Highlights:    

  • Revenues increased 2% to $6,394 million (increased 10% excluding currency effects)
  • Adjusted OIBDA decreased 4% to $2,398 million (increased 4% excluding currency effects)
  • Adjusted EPS decreased to $1.76 (increased 13% excluding currency effects)
  • Repurchased $951 million worth of stock

Discovery Communications, Inc. ("Discovery" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.

"In 2015, Discovery Communications continued to build momentum with our unmatched worldwide brands and leading multiplatform distribution network. We surpassed 3 billion cumulative viewers, launched more new networks and increased audience and market share, all of which helped to drive steady global growth and strong financial results," said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications. "Propelled by our category leadership, broad rights ownership and content and brand expansion across platforms, Discovery is well positioned to thrive in the rapidly evolving media landscape and to drive continued shareholder value in the years ahead."

Full Year Results

Full year revenues of $6,394 million increased $129 million, or 2%, compared to the prior year, as 6% growth at U.S. Networks was partially offset by a 2% decline at International Networks, primarily due to currency effects.  Adjusted Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization ("OIBDA")(1) decreased 4% to $2,398 million, as 6% growth at U.S. Networks was more than offset by a 15% decline at International Networks, primarily due to currency effects, and a small operating loss at Education and Other.  Excluding currency effects, total Company revenues and Adjusted OIBDA grew 10% and 4%, respectively, as changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced both revenue and Adjusted OIBDA growth by 8%.  Excluding currency effects and the impact of the Eurosport acquisition(2), the SBS Radio disposition(3), and the consolidation of Discovery Family(4), total Company revenues and Adjusted OIBDA increased 6% and 3%, respectively.

Full year net income available to Discovery Communications, Inc. declined to $1,034 million ($1.58 per diluted share)(5) compared to $1,139 million ($1.66 per diluted share) for the full year 2014, primarily due to currency exchange rates, higher losses associated with the sale of businesses and lower equity earnings, partially offset by a decrease in taxes, restructuring costs and equity-based compensation.  Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share ("Adjusted EPS")(1), which excludes the impact of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, was $1.76 for the full year compared to $1.84 for full year 2014.  Adjusted EPS increased 13% excluding currency effects, as changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced full year Adjusted EPS by 17%.

(1)

See full definitions of Adjusted Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization and Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share on page 7.

(2)

The Company completed its acquisition of a controlling stake in Eurosport International on May 30, 2014 and its acquisition of a controlling stake in Eurosport France on March 31, 2015 (collectively, "Eurosport").  The Company acquired full ownership of Eurosport on October 1, 2015. See page 14 for a reconciliation to results excluding Eurosport.

(3)

The Company completed its sale of SBS Radio on June 30, 2015.

(4)

The Company acquired an additional 10% interest in Discovery Family, taking our ownership interest to 60%, on September 23, 2014, resulting in the consolidation of Discovery Family.

(5)

All per share amounts are calculated using Net Income Available to Discovery Communications, Inc. Series A, B and C common stockholders. See table on page 16 for the full schedule.



Free cash flow decreased to $1,174 million for the full year, primarily due to timing of working capital, higher content spend and the impact of currency exchange rates on operating results and working capital, partially offset by a lower impact from long-term incentive payments, cash taxes, and capital expenditures. Free cash flow is defined as cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property and equipment.

Fourth Quarter Results

Fourth quarter revenues of $1,646 million decreased 2% compared to the fourth quarter a year ago, as 6% growth at U.S. Networks was more than offset by an 8% decline at International Networks primarily due to currency effects.  Adjusted OIBDA decreased 10% to $574 million, as 1% growth at U.S. Networks and breakeven results at Education and Other were more than offset by a 20% decline at International Networks, primarily due to currency effects.  Total Company revenues grew 5% and Adjusted OIBDA decreased 1% excluding currency effects, as changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced fourth quarter revenue and Adjusted OIBDA growth by 7% and 9%, respectively.  Excluding currency effects and the impact of the Eurosport acquisition and the SBS Radio disposition, total Company fourth quarter revenues and Adjusted OIBDA increased by 8% and 1%, respectively.

Fourth quarter net income available to Discovery Communications, Inc. stockholders decreased to $219 million ($0.34 per diluted share) compared to $250 million ($0.38 per diluted share) for the fourth quarter a year ago, primarily due to foreign currency exchange rates, losses associated with the sale of businesses and higher net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, partially offset by a decrease in restructuring costs and higher earnings related to equity-method instruments.  Adjusted EPS was $0.38 in the fourth quarter of this year compared to $0.43 in the same period a year ago.  Adjusted EPS increased 12% excluding currency effects, as changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced fourth quarter Adjusted EPS by 24%.

Free cash flow increased to $598 million for the fourth quarter, primarily due to lower cash taxes, timing of working capital and a lower impact from content spending, partially offset by the impact of foreign currency exchange rates on operating results and working capital.

SEGMENT RESULTS

(dollars in millions)


Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Revenues:













U.S. Networks


$

787



$

745



6

%


$

3,131



$

2,950



6

%

International Networks


816



884



(8)

%


3,092



3,157



(2)

%

Education and Other


43



43



%


173



160



8

%

Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations




4



(100)

%


(2)



(2)



%

Total Revenues


$

1,646



$

1,676



(2)

%


$

6,394



$

6,265



2

%














Adjusted OIBDA:













U.S. Networks


$

410



$

405



1

%


$

1,774



$

1,680



6

%

International Networks


262



329



(20)

%


961



1,124



(15)

%

Education and Other




(9)



NM



(2)



6



NM


Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations


(98)



(87)



(13)

%


(335)



(319)



(5)

%

Total Adjusted OIBDA


$

574



$

638



(10)

%


$

2,398



$

2,491



(4)

%


U.S. Networks

(dollars in millions)


Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Revenues:













Distribution


$

355



$

333



7

%


$

1,431



$

1,289



11

%

Advertising


418



398



5

%


1,650



1,605



3

%

Other


14



14



%


50



56



(11)

%

Total Revenues


$

787



$

745



6

%


$

3,131



$

2,950



6

%

Adjusted OIBDA


$

410



$

405



1

%


$

1,774



$

1,680



6

%

Adjusted OIBDA Margin


52

%


54

%




57

%


57

%




















Full Year Results

U.S. Networks' revenues for the full year 2015 increased 6% to $3,131 million, driven by 11% distribution growth and 3% advertising growth.  Distribution revenue growth was primarily driven by higher rates and the consolidation of Discovery Family.  Advertising revenues increased 3% primarily due to higher pricing partially offset by lower delivery.  Excluding the consolidation of Discovery Family, distribution revenues grew 7% and total revenues grew 4% over the prior year.

Adjusted OIBDA increased 6% to $1,774 million.  Excluding the consolidation of Discovery Family, Adjusted OIBDA grew 3%, as revenue growth was partially offset by a 4% increase in operating expenses, mainly due to higher content amortization.

Fourth Quarter Results

U.S. Networks' revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased 6% to $787 million, driven by 7% distribution growth and 5% advertising growth.  Distribution revenue growth was primarily driven by higher rates.  Advertising revenues increased 5% primarily due to higher pricing partially offset by lower delivery.

Adjusted OIBDA increased 1% to $410 million as revenue growth was partially offset by an 11% increase in operating expenses, mainly due to higher content amortization and impairments and marketing costs.

International Networks

(dollars in millions)


Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Revenues:













Distribution


$

404



$

412



(2)

%


$

1,637



$

1,553



5

%

Advertising


385



433



(11)

%


1,353



1,483



(9)

%

Other


27



39



(31)

%


102



121



(16)

%

Total Revenues


$

816



$

884



(8)

%


$

3,092



$

3,157



(2)

%

Adjusted OIBDA


$

262



$

329



(20)

%


$

961



$

1,124



(15)

%

Adjusted OIBDA Margin


32

%


37

%




31

%


36

%




















Full Year Results

International Networks' revenues for the full year decreased 2% to $3,092 million and Adjusted OIBDA decreased 15% to $961 million.  Changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced full year international revenues and Adjusted OIBDA growth by 16% and 17%, respectively.  Excluding currency effects and the impact of Eurosport and SBS Radio, full year total revenues were up 9%.  Distribution revenues, excluding the impact of Eurosport and currency effects, grew 7% primarily due to increased rates and subscribers in Latin America as well as increased subscribers in CEEMEA.  Advertising revenues, excluding the impact of Eurosport, SBS Radio and currency effects, were up 11%, primarily due to higher pricing and ratings in Southern Europe, higher pricing, volume and ratings in Latin America, and higher pricing in Northern Europe. 

Excluding the impact of Eurosport, SBS Radio and foreign currency exchange rates, Adjusted OIBDA was up 5%, reflecting the 9% revenue growth partially offset by an 11% increase in operating expenses.  The higher operating expenses were primarily due to increased content expenses and personnel costs.

Fourth Quarter Results

International Networks' revenues for the fourth quarter decreased 8% to $816 million and Adjusted OIBDA decreased 20% to $262 million.  Changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced fourth quarter international revenues and Adjusted OIBDA growth by 14% and 16%, respectively.  Excluding currency effects and the impact of Eurosport and SBS Radio, total revenues were up 11%.  Distribution revenues, excluding the impact of Eurosport and currency effects, grew 8% mainly from increased rates and subscribers in Latin America.  Advertising revenues, excluding the impact of Eurosport, SBS Radio and currency effects, were up 12%, primarily due to higher pricing and ratings in Southern Europe, higher pricing and volume in Latin America, and higher pricing and volume in Asia.

Excluding the impact of Eurosport, SBS Radio and currency, Adjusted OIBDA was up 1%, reflecting the 11% revenue growth partially offset by an 18% increase in operating expenses.  The higher operating expenses were primarily due to increased content expenses and personnel costs.

Education and Other

(dollars in millions)


Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Revenues


$

43



$

43



%


$

173



$

160



8

%

Adjusted OIBDA


$



$

(9)



NM



$

(2)



$

6



NM


Adjusted OIBDA Margin


%


(21)

%




(1)

%


4

%


























Full Year Results

Education and Other revenues for the full year increased by $13 million primarily due to higher production volume with the Studios production business. Adjusted OIBDA decreased by $8 million due to additional investments in education, higher production costs associated with greater utilization of our in-house production companies, and higher personnel costs, partially offset by the higher Studios production revenues.

Fourth Quarter Results

Education and Other revenues for the fourth quarter were flat with the prior year. Adjusted OIBDA increased by $9 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2014 primarily due to lower personnel and overhead costs associated with the Studios production business, offset by higher personnel costs for Education.

Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations

Adjusted OIBDA for the full year 2015 decreased by $16 million primarily due to increases in personnel costs and professional fees, partially offset by a decrease in equity-based compensation expense.  Adjusted OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2015 decreased by $11 million compared to the prior year, primarily due to increases in personnel costs and professional fees.

STOCK REPURCHASE

During the quarter, the Company, pursuant to its existing stock repurchase program, repurchased 13.4 million shares of its Series C common stock at an average price of $27.99 per share, for a total of $375 million.  The Company did not repurchase any shares pursuant to the previously announced share repurchase agreement described below between the Company and Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership ("ANPP") during the fourth quarter of 2015 due to the Company not repurchasing any Series C common stock during the third quarter of 2015.

For the full year 2015, the Company repurchased 23.7 million shares of its Series C common stock at an average price of $29.39 per share. Additionally, pursuant to the previously announced share repurchase agreement described below between the Company and ANPP, the Company repurchased 3.9 million shares of Series C convertible preferred stock at $64.85 per share (or $32.43 per share on a split adjusted basis) for a total of $253 million. In total, the Company spent $951 million on share repurchases during 2015.

The Company has repurchased 115.0 million shares of Series C common stock and 2.8 million shares of its Series A common stock under its stock repurchase program to date at an average price of $27.02 per share on a split adjusted basis.  In aggregate, including the 24.1 million preferred shares acquired from ANPP and from Advance Programming Holdings, LLC, the Company has repurchased 33%, or $6.6 billion worth, of its outstanding shares since buyback activity was authorized in 2010.  Note that the aggregate share numbers have not been adjusted to reflect the stock dividend that was distributed in August 2014.

On May 22, 2014, the Company entered into a share repurchase agreement with ANPP to repurchase its shares of the Company's Series C convertible preferred stock, on a quarterly basis, in proportion to the Company's repurchases under its stock repurchase program in a manner that is intended to maintain ANPP's current ownership percentage of the Company.  This agreement was amended by letter agreement on August 25, 2014.

OTHER ITEMS

On November 12, 2015, the Company acquired 5 million shares, or 3.4%, of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an entertainment company, for $195 million.

FULL YEAR 2016 OUTLOOK

Discovery will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow
In addition to the results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") provided in this release, the Company has presented Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS and free cash flow.  The Company evaluates the operating performance of its segments based on financial measures such as revenues and Adjusted OIBDA.  Adjusted OIBDA is defined as operating income excluding: (i) mark-to-market equity-based compensation, (ii) depreciation and amortization, (iii) amortization of deferred launch incentives, (iv) restructuring and other charges, (v) certain impairment charges, (vi) gains and losses on business and asset dispositions, and (vii) certain inter-segment eliminations related to production studios.

The Company uses Adjusted OIBDA to assess the operating results and performance of its segments, perform analytical comparisons, identify strategies to improve performance and allocate resources to each segment.  The Company believes Adjusted OIBDA is relevant to investors because it allows them to analyze the operating performance of each segment using the same metric management uses.  The Company excludes mark-to-market equity-based compensation, restructuring and other charges, certain impairment charges, and gains and losses on business and asset dispositions from the calculation of Adjusted OIBDA due to their volatility.  The Company also excludes depreciation of fixed assets, amortization of intangible assets and deferred launch incentives, as these amounts do not represent cash payments in the current reporting period.  Additionally, certain corporate expenses and inter-segment eliminations related to production studios are excluded from segment results to enable executive management to evaluate segment performance based upon the decisions of segment executives.

The Company defines Adjusted Net Income as net income available to Discovery Communications, Inc. stockholders excluding the impact of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, and defines Adjusted EPS as earnings excluding the impact of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets per diluted share.  Note that given the change in conversion ratio for our preferred stock, the preferred shares are now only included in the diluted share count.  The Company believes Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS are relevant to investors because these metrics allow them to evaluate the performance of the Company's operations exclusive of the non-cash amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets that impact the comparability of results from period to period.

The Company defines free cash flow as cash provided by operating activities less acquisitions of property and equipment.  The Company uses free cash flow as it believes it is an important indicator for management and investors of the Company's liquidity, including its ability to reduce debt, make strategic investments and return capital to stockholders.

Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS and free cash flow are non-GAAP measures, and should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, operating income, net income, earnings per diluted share and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP.  Please review the supplemental financial schedules beginning on page 12 for reconciliations to GAAP measures.

Conference Call Information

Discovery Communications, Inc. will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its fourth quarter and full year results.  To listen to the call, visit http://discoverycommunications.com or dial 1-800-901-5213 inside the U.S. and 1-617-786-2962 outside of the U.S., using the following passcode: DISCA.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties and on information available to the Company as of the date hereof. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business, which include the risk factors disclosed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 19, 2015. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words. Forward-looking statements in this release include, without limitation, statements regarding investing in our programming and strategic growth initiatives. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,



2015


2014


2015


2014

Revenues:







Distribution


$

759



$

745



$

3,068



$

2,842


Advertising


804



831



3,004



3,089


Other


83



100



322



334


Total revenues


1,646



1,676



6,394



6,265


Costs and expenses:









Costs of revenues, excluding depreciation and amortization


640



598



2,343



2,124


Selling, general and administrative


445



445



1,669



1,692


Depreciation and amortization


87



86



330



329


Restructuring and other charges


13



71



50



90


Loss (gain) on disposition


20





17



(31)


Total costs and expenses


1,205



1,200



4,409



4,204


Operating income


441



476



1,985



2,061


Interest expense


(82)



(81)



(330)



(328)


Income from equity investees, net


3



(11)



1



23


Other (expense) income, net


(19)



(20)



(97)



(9)


Income before income taxes


343



364



1,559



1,747


Income taxes


(117)



(129)



(511)



(610)


Net income


226



235



1,048



1,137


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(1)





(1)



(2)


Net (income) loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests


(6)



15



(13)



4


Net income available to Discovery Communications, Inc.


$

219



$

250



$

1,034



$

1,139











Net income per share available to Discovery Communications, Inc. Series A, B and C common stockholders:









Basic


$

0.34



$

0.38



$

1.59



$

1.67


Diluted


$

0.34



$

0.38



$

1.58



$

1.66











Weighted average shares outstanding (1):









Basic


428



442



432



454


Diluted


648



666



656



687



(1) Diluted shares adjust for the potential dilution that would occur if common stock equivalents, including convertible preferred stock and equity-based awards, were converted into common stock or exercised.

 

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited; in millions)




December 31,
2015


December 31,
2014

ASSETS





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

390



$

367


Receivables, net


1,479



1,433


Content rights, net


313



329


Deferred income taxes


68



87


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


346



275


Total current assets


2,596



2,491







Noncurrent content rights, net


2,030



1,973


Property and equipment, net


488



554


Goodwill


8,164



8,236


Intangible assets, net


1,730



1,971


Equity method investments


567



644


Other noncurrent assets


289



101


Total assets


$

15,864



$

15,970







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

282



$

225


Accrued liabilities


988



1,094


Deferred revenues


190



178


Current portion of debt


119



1,107


Total current liabilities


1,579



2,604







Noncurrent portion of debt


7,616



6,002


Deferred income taxes


556



588


Other noncurrent liabilities


421



425


Total liabilities


10,172



9,619







Redeemable noncontrolling interests


241



747







Equity:





Preferred stock


2



2


Common stock


5



5


Additional paid-in capital


7,021



6,917


Treasury stock, at cost


(5,461)



(4,763)


Retained earnings


4,517



3,809


Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(633)



(368)


Total Discovery Communications, Inc. stockholders' equity


5,451



5,602


Noncontrolling interests




2


Total equity


5,451



5,604


Total liabilities and equity


$

15,864



$

15,970


 

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited; in millions)



Twelve Months Ended December 31,


2015


2014

Operating Activities




Net income

$

1,048



$

1,137


Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:




Equity-based compensation expense

35



78


Depreciation and amortization

330



329


Content amortization and impairment expense

1,709



1,557


Loss (gain) on disposition

17



(31)


Remeasurement gain on previously held equity interests

(2)



(29)


Equity in earnings of investee companies, net of cash distributions

8



(1)


Deferred income taxes

2



(181)


Realized loss from derivative instruments

5




Other, net

30



44


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business combinations:




Receivables, net

(44)



6


Content rights, net

(1,773)



(1,683)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

11



138


Equity-based compensation liabilities

(25)



(81)


Income taxes receivable and prepaid income taxes

(64)



40


Other, net

(10)



(5)


Cash provided by operating activities

1,277



1,318






Investing Activities




Purchases of property and equipment

(103)



(120)


Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(80)



(372)


Payments for derivative instruments, net

(9)




Proceeds from dispositions, net of cash disposed

61



45


Distributions from equity method investees

87



61


Investments in equity method investees, net

(61)



(177)


Investments in available-for-sale and cost method investments

(211)



(3)


Other investing activities, net

15



(2)


Cash used in investing activities

(301)



(568)






Financing Activities




Commercial paper (repayments) borrowings, net

(136)



229


Borrowings under revolving credit facility

1,016



698


Principal repayments of revolving credit facility

(265)



(660)


Borrowings from debt, net of discount

936



415


Principal repayments of debt

(849)




Principal repayments of capital lease obligations

(27)



(19)


Repurchases of stock

(951)



(1,422)


Purchase of redeemable noncontrolling interests

(548)



(1)


Payments to redeemable noncontrolling interests

(42)



(2)


Equity-based plan proceeds, net

6



44


Hedge of borrowings from debt instruments

(29)




Other financing activities, net

(13)



(16)


Cash used in financing activities

(902)



(734)






Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(51)



(57)






Net change in cash and cash equivalents

23



(41)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

367



408


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

390



$

367


 

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME BEFORE

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

(unaudited; in millions)




Three Months Ended December 31, 2015



Adjusted

Operating

Income Before

Depreciation and

Amortization


Depreciation

and

Amortization


Amortization of

Deferred Launch Incentives


Mark-to-Market

Equity-Based

Compensation


Restructuring and Other Charges


Gain on Disposition


Inter-segment Eliminations


Operating

Income

U.S. Networks


$

410



$

(6)



$



$



$

(11)



$



$

(3)



$

390


International Networks


262



(63)



(4)





(1)



(20)



(1)



173


Education and Other




(2)











4



2


Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations


(98)



(16)





(9)



(1)







(124)


Total


$

574



$

(87)



$

(4)



$

(9)



$

(13)



$

(20)



$



$

441






Three Months Ended December 31, 2014



Adjusted

Operating

Income Before

Depreciation and

Amortization


Depreciation

and

Amortization


Amortization of

Deferred Launch Incentives


Mark-to-Market

Equity-Based

Compensation


Restructuring and Other Charges


Gain on Disposition


Inter-segment Eliminations


Operating

Income

U.S. Networks


$

405



$

(7)



$



$



$

(56)





$

(7)



$

335


International Networks


329



(62)



(3)





(14)





(2)



248


Education and Other


(9)



(2)







(1)





9



(3)


Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations


(87)



(15)





(2)









(104)


Total


$

638



$

(86)



$

(3)



$

(2)



$

(71)



$



$



$

476



































 

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME BEFORE

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

(unaudited; in millions)




Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2015



Adjusted Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization


Depreciation and Amortization


Amortization of Deferred Launch Incentives


Mark-to-
Market
Equity-Based
Compensation


Restructuring and Other Charges


Gain on Disposition


Inter-segment Eliminations


Operating Income

U.S. Networks


$

1,774



$

(29)



$



$



$

(33)



$



$

(8)



$

1,704


International Networks


961



(235)



(16)





(14)



(17)



(3)



676


Education and Other


(2)



(7)







(2)





11




Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations


(335)



(59)







(1)







(395)


Total


$

2,398



$

(330)



$

(16)



$



$

(50)



$

(17)



$



$

1,985






Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2014



Adjusted Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization


Depreciation and Amortization


Amortization of Deferred Launch Incentives


Mark-to-
Market
Equity-Based
Compensation


Restructuring and Other Charges


Gain on Disposition


Inter-segment Eliminations


Operating  Income

U.S. Networks


$

1,680



$

(17)



$



$



$

(61)



$

31



$

(7)



$

1,626


International Networks


1,124



(247)



(11)





(24)





(2)



840


Education and Other


6



(7)







(3)





9



5


Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations


(319)



(58)





(31)



(2)







(410)


Total


$

2,491



$

(329)



$

(11)



$

(31)



$

(90)



$

31



$



$

2,061


 

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

RECONCILIATION OF EUROSPORT(1)

(unaudited; amounts in millions)



Three months ended December 31,




2015


2014




International Networks As Reported


Eurosport


International
Networks
Ex-Eurosport


International Networks As Reported


Eurosport


International
Networks
Ex-Eurosport


% Change
Ex-Eurosport

Revenues:














   Distribution

$

404



$

90



$

314



$

412



$

82



$

330



(5)

%

   Advertising

385



21



$

364



433



23



$

410



(11)

%

   Other

27



9



$

18



39



25



$

14



29

%

Total Revenues

$

816



$

120



$

696



$

884



$

130



$

754



(8)

%

Adjusted OIBDA

$

262



$

13



$

249



$

329



$

24



$

305



(18)

%
















Three months ended December 31,




2015


2014




Total Company As Reported


Eurosport


Total
Company
Ex-Eurosport


Total Company As Reported


Eurosport


Total
Company
Ex-Eurosport


% Change
Ex-Eurosport

Revenues:














   Distribution

$

759



$

90



$

669



$

745



$

82



$

663



1

%

   Advertising

804



21



$

783



831



23



$

808



(3)

%

   Other

83



9



$

74



100



25



$

75



(1)

%

Total Revenues

$

1,646



$

120



$

1,526



$

1,676



$

130



$

1,546



(1)

%

Adjusted OIBDA

$

574



$

13



$

561



$

638



$

24



$

614



(9)

%



Twelve months ended December 31,




2015


2014




International Networks As Reported


Eurosport


International
Networks
Ex-Eurosport


International Networks As Reported


Eurosport


International
Networks
Ex-Eurosport


% Change
Ex-Eurosport

Revenues:














   Distribution

$

1,637



$

354



$

1,283



$

1,553



$

198



$

1,355



(5)

%

   Advertising

1,353



98



$

1,255



1,483



69



$

1,414



(11)

%

   Other

102



55



$

47



121



63



$

58



(19)

%

Total Revenues

$

3,092



$

507



$

2,585



$

3,157



$

330



$

2,827



(9)

%

Adjusted OIBDA

$

961



$

37



$

924



$

1,124



$

68



$

1,056



(13)

%
















Twelve months ended December 31,




2015


2014




Total Company As Reported


Eurosport


Total
Company
Ex-Eurosport


Total Company As Reported


Eurosport


Total
Company
Ex-Eurosport


% Change
Ex-Eurosport

Revenues:














   Distribution

$

3,068



$

354



$

2,714



$

2,842



$

198



$

2,644



3

%

   Advertising

3,004



98



$

2,906



3,089



69



$

3,020



(4)

%

   Other

322



55



$

267



334



63



$

271



(1)

%

Total Revenues

$

6,394



$

507



$

5,887



$

6,265



$

330



$

5,935



(1)

%

Adjusted OIBDA

$

2,398



$

37



$

2,361



$

2,491



$

68



$

2,423



(3)

%


(1) For the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, Eurosport consists of twelve months of Eurosport International and nine months of Eurosport France. For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014, Eurosport consists of three and seven months, respectively, of Eurosport International. This reconciliation does not include the impact of the Discovery Family consolidation and the SBS Radio sale, and does not take into account any other items, such as exchange rates. The results of operations for Eurosport do not reflect the synergies from increased pan-European market penetration, which are reflected in the Total Company excluding Eurosport and International Networks excluding Eurosport amounts.

 

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

SELECTED FINANCIAL DETAIL

(unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)


SELECTED TOTAL COMPANY FINANCIAL METRICS - YEAR OVER YEAR GROWTH RATES REPORTED AND EXCLUDING FOREIGN CURRENCY IMPACT




Three Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


% Change (Reported)


% Change (ex-FX)

Revenues


$

1,646



$

1,676



(2)

%


5

%










Adjusted OIBDA


$

574



$

638



(10)

%


(1)

%










Adjusted EPS


$

0.38



$

0.43



(12)

%


12

%




Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


% Change (Reported)


% Change (ex-FX)

Revenues


$

6,394



$

6,265



2

%


10

%










Adjusted OIBDA


$

2,398



$

2,491



(4)

%


4

%










Adjusted EPS


$

1.76



$

1.84



(4)

%


13

%



SELECTED INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS FINANCIAL METRICS - YEAR OVER YEAR GROWTH RATES REPORTED AND EXCLUDING FOREIGN CURRENCY IMPACT




Three Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


% Change (Reported)


% Change (ex-FX)

Revenues


$

816



$

884



(8)

%


6

%










Adjusted OIBDA


$

262



$

329



(20)

%


(4)

%












Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


% Change (Reported)


% Change (ex-FX)

Revenues


$

3,092



$

3,157



(2)

%


14

%










Adjusted OIBDA


$

961



$

1,124



(15)

%


2

%










 

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

SELECTED FINANCIAL DETAIL

(unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)


EARNINGS PER SHARE




Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,



2015


2014


2015


2014

Numerator:









Net income


$

226



$

235



$

1,048



$

1,137


Less:









Allocation of undistributed income to Series A convertible preferred stock


(48)



(53)



(224)



(236)


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(1)





(1)



(2)


Net (income) loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests


(6)



15



(13)



4


Redeemable noncontrolling interest adjustments to redemption value








(1)


Net income available to Discovery Communications, Inc. Series A, B and C common and Series C convertible preferred stockholders for basic net income per share


$

171



$

197



$

810



$

902


Allocation of net income available to Discovery Communications Inc. Series A, B and C common stockholders and Series C convertible preferred stockholders for basic net income per share:









Series A, B and C common stockholders


145



166



686



758


Series C convertible preferred stockholders


26



31



124



144


Total


171



197



810



902











Add:









Allocation of undistributed income to Series A convertible preferred stockholders


48



53



224



236


Net income available to Discovery Communications, Inc. Series A, B and C common stockholders for diluted net income per share


$

219



$

250



$

1,034



$

1,138











Denominator:









Weighted average Series A, B and C common shares outstanding — basic


428



442



432



454


Weighted average impact of assumed preferred stock conversion


216



220



219



227


Weighted-average dilutive effect of equity awards


4



4



5



6


Weighted average Series A, B and C common shares outstanding — diluted


648



666



656



687


Weighted average Series C convertible preferred stock outstanding — basic and diluted


38



42



39



43











Basic net income per share available to Discovery Communications, Inc. Series A, B and C common and Series C convertible preferred stockholders:









Series A, B and C common stockholders


$

0.34



$

0.38



$

1.59



$

1.67


Series C convertible preferred stockholders


$

0.68



$

0.76



$

3.18



$

3.34











Diluted net income per share available to Discovery Communications, Inc. Series A, B and C common and Series C convertible preferred stockholders:









Series A, B and C common stockholders


$

0.34



$

0.38



$

1.58



$

1.66


Series C convertible preferred stockholders


$

0.68



$

0.76



$

3.16



$

3.32


 

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

SELECTED FINANCIAL DETAIL

(unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)


CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE




Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Net Income available to Discovery Communications, Inc. Series A, B and C common stockholders for diluted net income per share


$

219



$

250



$

(31)



$

1,034



$

1,139



$

(105)


Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net of tax


27



34



(7)



113



127



(14)


Adjusted Net Income


$

246



$

284



$

(38)



$

1,147



$

1,266



$

(119)

















Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Diluted net income per share available to Discovery Communications, Inc. Series A, B and C common stockholders


$

0.34



$

0.38



$

(0.04)



$

1.58



$

1.66



$

(0.08)


Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net of tax


0.04



0.05



(0.01)



0.18



0.18




Adjusted earnings per diluted share


$

0.38



$

0.43



$

(0.05)



$

1.76



$

1.84



$

(0.08)












CALCULATION OF FREE CASH FLOW




Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Cash provided by operating activities


$

625



$

425



$

200



$

1,277



$

1,318



$

(41)


Purchases of property and equipment


(27)



(35)



8



(103)



(120)



17


Free cash flow


$

598



$

390



$

208



$

1,174



$

1,198



$

(24)


 

 

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

SELECTED FINANCIAL DETAIL

(unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)



BORROWINGS



December 31, 2015

5.625% Senior Notes, semi-annual interest, due August 2019

$

500

5.05% Senior Notes, semi-annual interest, due June 2020

1,300

4.375% Senior Notes, semi-annual interest, due June 2021

650

2.375% Senior Notes, euro denominated, annual interest, due March 2022

328

3.30% Senior Notes, semi-annual interest, due May 2022

500

3.25% Senior Notes, semi-annual interest, due April 2023

350

3.45% Senior Notes, semi-annual interest, due March 2025

300

1.90% Senior Notes, euro denominated, annual interest, due March 2027

656

6.35% Senior Notes, semi-annual interest, due June 2040

850

4.95% Senior Notes, semi-annual interest, due May 2042

500

4.875% Senior Notes, semi-annual interest, due April 2043

850

Revolving credit facility

782

Capital lease obligations

142

Commercial paper

93

Total debt

7,801

Unamortized discount and debt issuance costs

(66)

Debt, net

7,735

Current portion of debt

(119)

Noncurrent portion of debt

$

7,616











EQUITY-BASED COMPENSATION



December 31, 2015

Long-Term
Incentive Plans


Total Units
Outstanding

(in millions)


Weighted Average Grant Price


Vested Units
Outstanding
(in millions)


Weighted Average Grant Price

Stock Appreciation Rights


10.4


$37.38



Stock Options


15.3


24.01


9.9


$18.66

Performance-based Restricted Stock Units


4.2


35.07


1.3


26.74

Service-based Restricted Stock Units


2.0


34.62


0.1


23.06

Total Equity-based Compensation Plans


31.9


$30.49


11.3


$19.63



SHARE COUNT ROLL FORWARD




Common


Preferred


Total

(Basic shares, in millions)









Total shares outstanding as of December 31, 2014




439.2


112.1


551.3

Shares repurchased




(23.7)


(3.9)


(27.6)

Shares issued – equity-based compensation




2.5



2.5

Preferred stock dividend







Total shares outstanding as of December 31, 2015




418.0


108.2


526.2

 

 

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