DreamWorks Delivers Outstanding Fourth Quarter And Year-End 2015 Results Highlighted By Strong Growth Across Core Business Segments

- DreamWorks reports full-year revenue growth of 34% to $916 million

- DreamWorks delivers full-year adjusted(a) operating income of $79 million

- DreamWorks reports full-year adjusted(a) operating cash flow of $126 million

Feb 23, 2016, 16:01 ET from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today reported revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 of $319.3 million, representing an increase of 36.3% from the same period in 2014. In addition, DWA reported adjusted(a) operating income of $56.5 million and adjusted(a) net income attributable to DWA of $48.1 million or $0.55 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. Adjusted financial results exclude a $6.1 million pre-tax charge associated with the Company's Restructuring Plan announced on January 22, 2015.

Including the impact of the previously announced Restructuring Plan, DWA reported operating income of $50.4 million and reported net income attributable to DWA of $42.1 million, or $0.48 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.

"Although 2015 was a transitional year for our company, I am exceptionally proud of what the DreamWorks team has accomplished this year and I'm pleased to report that we have met or exceeded our stated full year 2015 goals across all key financial metrics," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation. "DWA delivered its best top line result in 11 years and highest revenue growth in eight years, accelerating 34% from 2014. In addition, our positive adjusted operating income and operating cash flow demonstrate our commitment to profitably grow our businesses while keeping a sharp eye on cost management and productivity improvements."

Katzenberg continued, "While there is still much work to be done before we cross the goal line on the objectives we shared a year ago, we enter 2016 with considerable momentum. Our continued focus on executing on our strategic goals will not only ensure sustainable and profitable growth over the long term, but create shareholder value for years to come."

Fourth Quarter Review: DWA's fourth quarter revenues of $319.3 million increased 36.3% versus the prior-year period driven by performance across all core business segments.

Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 from the Feature Film segment increased to $146.4 million, up from $131.3 million in the prior-year period. Segment gross profit improved to $63.5 million compared to a loss of $(152.2) million in the same period of last year. Gross profit in the prior-year period included the impact of film and other inventory write-offs of $153.6 million stemming from the Company's 2015 Restructuring Plan, as well as total impairment charges of $39.7 million related to The Penguins of Madagascar and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Home contributed feature film segment revenue of $55.3 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2015, primarily from worldwide pay television and home entertainment. Through the end of the fourth quarter, the film reached an estimated 6.0 million home entertainment units sold worldwide, net of actual and estimated future returns.

The Penguins of Madagascar contributed feature film segment revenue of $13.8 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2015, primarily from international pay television. Through the end of the fourth quarter, the film reached an estimated 3.9 million home entertainment units sold worldwide, net of actual and estimated future returns.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 contributed feature film segment revenue of $4.0 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2015, primarily from worldwide home entertainment. The film reached an estimated 9.4 million home entertainment units sold worldwide through the end of the fourth quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman contributed feature film segment revenue of $2.1 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2015, primarily from worldwide home entertainment. The film reached an estimated 4.5 million home entertainment units sold worldwide through the end of the fourth quarter, net of actual and estimated future returns.

Library titles contributed feature film segment revenue of $71.2 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2015, driven by an extension of existing licensing arrangements for the SVOD distribution of certain titles as well as worldwide television and home entertainment revenues for a number of titles including The Croods and Turbo.

Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 from the Television Series and Specials segment increased to $104.9 million, compared to $50.7 million during the prior-year period. The increase in revenues was attributable to a significantly higher number of episodes delivered under our episodic content licensing deals and an extension of existing licensing arrangements related to the SVOD distribution of our seasonal television specials. Segment gross profit increased to $46.6 million in the current quarter, from a loss of $(2.6) million in the same period of the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by higher revenues, favorable amortization rates associated with our episodic series and holiday specials and lower marketing spend compared with the prior-year period. Gross profit in the prior-year period was impacted by write-downs of capitalized film costs totaling $13.3 million, primarily due to revisions in estimated future revenues for certain television specials.

Revenues from the Consumer Products segment increased to $31.7 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2015, compared to $22.1 million in the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by revenues earned from retail development and location based entertainment initiatives as well as merchandise licensing agreements related to our episodic television series.  Segment gross profit decreased to $5.7 million from $6.1 million in the prior-year period as higher revenues were offset by a one time expense of $7.0 million related to our retail development initiatives. Gross profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 was impacted by impairment charges totaling $2.4 million, primarily related to The Penguins of Madagascar.

Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 from the Company's New Media segment were $32.9 million compared to $24.9 million during the three months ended December 31, 2014. This increase was primarily attributable to revenue generated from licensing and distribution of content and, to a lesser extent, advertising, brand sponsorship and talent management arrangements. In the prior-year period, the Company reported certain advertising and talent management revenues in this segment on a "gross" basis rather than on a "net" basis.  For comparative purposes, if the New Media segment's revenues had been reported on a "net" basis during the quarter ended December 31, 2014, revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 would reflect an increase of 41% compared with the prior-year period. Segment gross profit, which is not affected by this item, increased to $20.6 million from $13.2 million in the prior-year period, primarily due to higher revenue contributions from the licensing and distribution of content, as well as reduced amortization of intangible assets.

Revenues from the All Other segment for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 were $3.4 million compared to $5.2 million in the prior-year period and gross profit was $2.7 million compared to a loss of $(4.0) million for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.  Gross profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 included the write-off of capitalized costs in the amount of $5.4 million.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2015, DWA posted adjusted(a) operating income of $56.5 million. The increase in revenues and segment gross profit were partially offset by an increase in adjusted(a) general and administrative expenses. The increase in adjusted(a) general and administrative costs in the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was primarily driven by a $25.0 million increase in incentive and stock-based compensation costs, as well as an increase of $1.5 million related to the growth and expansion of the AwesomenessTV business. Operating income in the prior-year period included a $6.8 million benefit associated with a reduction in the fair value of the contingent consideration liability related to our acquisition of AwesomenessTV. Reported operating income for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, inclusive of restructuring-related charges, was $50.4 million.

Adjusted(a) net income attributable to DWA for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $48.1 million, or adjusted(a) income of $0.55 per diluted share. During the fourth quarter, the Company recorded an income tax benefit of $2.4 million, or an effective rate of (6.1)%.  Combined with a decrease in income tax benefit payable to former stockholder of $3.2 million, results in a combined effective tax rate of (14.3)% for the quarter. Reported net income attributable to DWA for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $42.1 million, or $0.48 per diluted share.

Full Year Review: DWA's revenues for the year ended December 31, 2015 increased 33.8% to $915.9 million compared to $684.6 million in the prior-year period. The increase was driven by year-over-year growth across all core business segments.

Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2015 from the Feature Film segment increased to $520.1 million, primarily due to higher revenue from prior-year theatrical releases and contributions from the Library. Included in the results is a one-time benefit of $7.8 million related to recoveries from previously established home entertainment reserves related to sales through a former distributor. Segment gross profit increased to $190.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2015 compared to a loss of $(89.4) million in the prior-year period. In 2014, Feature Film segment gross profit was impacted by $259.7 million in charges, including restructuring-related charges totaling $163.0 million, as well as impairment charges totaling $96.7 million, primarily related to the performance of The Penguins of Madagascar and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Revenues from the Television Series and Specials segment for the year ended December 31, 2015 increased 121.5% to $228.1 million, due to a significantly higher number of episodes delivered under our episodic content licensing arrangements. Segment gross profit also increased to $84.5 million in 2015, up from $6.7 million in the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by higher revenue and favorable amortization rates associated with our episodic series and holiday specials, partially offset by up-front marketing costs associated with the launch of our new television series. Gross profit in the prior-year period was negatively impacted by write-downs of capitalized film costs totaling $13.3 million, primarily due to revisions in estimated future revenues for certain television specials, as well as higher than expected returns of seasonal and newly-released home entertainment product and increased selling costs related to our Classic Media properties. 

Revenues from the Consumer Products segment in the year ending December 31, 2015 increased to $86.5 million, from $64.8 million in the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by revenues earned from new and extended location based entertainment license arrangements and retail development initiatives in 2015, as well as merchandise licensing arrangements. For the year ended December 31, 2015, segment gross profit increased to $29.9 million, from $23.7 million in the prior year due to higher revenues, partially offset by a one time expense of $7.0 million related to our retail development initiatives. Gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2014 was impacted by  impairment charges totaling $2.4 million, which were primarily related to The Penguins of Madagascar.

Beginning in the quarter ending March 31, 2016, DWA plans to change the method by which intellectual property costs are charged to the Consumer Products segment to provide better comparability to peers, be more in line with the method used in the Television Series and Specials segment and minimize the volatility of the Consumer Products segment profitability. As a result, the Consumer Products Segment will no longer bear amortization of capitalized production costs for the use of Film and TV intellectual property. Instead, the Consumer Products segment will be charged a royalty fee which will compensate the originating segment for the use of intellectual property. There will be no change to DWA's Consolidated financials, as DWA's Ultimate revenues and the amortization of capitalized production costs remain unchanged. This methodology will impact segment reporting only.

Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2015 from the Company's New Media segment increased to $72.8 million, from $49.0 million in the prior year. This increase was primarily attributable to revenue generated from licensing and distribution of content, and to a lesser extent, advertising, brand sponsorship and talent management arrangements. In the prior year, the Company reported certain advertising and talent management revenues in this segment on a "gross" basis rather than on a "net" basis.  For comparative purposes, if the New Media segment's revenues had been reported on a "net" basis during the year ended December 31, 2014, revenues for the year ended December 31, 2015 would reflect an increase of approximately 84% compared with the prior year. Segment gross profit for year ended December 31, 2015, which is not affected by this item, was $41.1 million, compared to $17.9 million during the year ended December 31, 2014, primarily due to higher revenue contributions from the licensing and distribution of content, as well as reduced amortization of intangible assets.

Revenues from the All Other segment for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $8.4 million compared to $14.3 million in the prior year. Gross profit was $5.9 million compared to a loss of $(5.0) million for the year ended December 31, 2014.  Gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2014 included the write-off of capitalized costs in the amount of $5.4 million.

For the year ended December 31, 2015, DWA posted adjusted(a) operating income of $78.8 million. The increase in revenues and segment gross profit was partially offset by an increase in adjusted(a) general and administrative expenses. The increase in adjusted(a) general and administrative costs in the current year was driven by a $37.1 million increase in incentive and stock-based compensation costs and a $16.9 million increase in costs incurred to support the growth and expansion of the AwesomenessTV business. Operating income in the prior year included a $16.5 million benefit associated with a reduction in the fair value of the contingent consideration liability related to our acquisition of AwesomenessTV.  The reported operating income for the year ended December 31, 2015, inclusive of restructuring-related charges, was $16.4 million.

Adjusted(a) net income attributable to DWA for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $7.6 million, or $0.09 per share. Adjusted net income reflects higher interest expense related to a lease financing obligation associated with the Company's headquarters as well as a decrease in the amount of interest that could be capitalized during 2015. Adjusted net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 also includes non-cash charges totaling $11.9 million in other expense, net that are attributable to certain investments that were deemed to not be recoverable. Additionally, during the year ended December 31, 2015, DWA recorded income tax expense of $21.9 million, which includes expense related to the Company's tax sharing agreement with former stockholder. As a result, the Company had a combined effective tax rate of (68.4)% for the year ended December 31, 2015. Reported net loss attributable to DWA for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $(54.8) million, or $(0.64) per share.

For the year ended December 31, 2015, adjusted(a) operating cash flow was $126.0 million. The main sources of cash during the year ended December 31, 2015 were primarily the theatrical, home entertainment and television revenues from How to Train Your Dragon 2, Home, The Croods and from licensing of our episodic content. Cash used in operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2015 included $14.3 million in incentive compensation, which decreased $21.6 million when compared to the amount paid during the year ended December 31, 2014 as these cash payments primarily fluctuate based on our financial results. During the year ended December 31, 2015, we also made payments to an affiliate of a former stockholder in the amount of $7.4 million. Lastly, cash from operating activities was also partially offset by production spending for our films and television series, as well as participation and residual payments. Including the impact of the previously announced Restructuring Plan, DWA reported operating cash flow of $52.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $(162.4) million in the prior year.

As of December 31, 2015, our payable to former stockholder was $20.8 million. We expect that $16.4 million will become payable during the next 12 months (which is subject to the finalization of our 2015 tax returns and may be reduced by refunds of overpayments related to prior years).

During the year ended December 31, 2015, DWA amended its $400.0 million revolving credit facility, increasing the size of the committed facility to $450.0 million and extending the term through February 2020. DWA also entered into an agreement to sell its campus located in Glendale, California for $185.0 million and concurrently leased it back from the purchaser. Proceeds from the sale were used to repay outstanding borrowings on the Company's revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.

On July 21, 2015, the original purchaser of the campus resold it for a total sale price of $215.0 million. Pursuant to a sharing agreement between the Company and such original purchaser, the Company was entitled to receive 50% of any increase in value from the original sale price of $185.0 million, net of expenses. Accordingly, the Company received approximately $14.2 million from the original purchase following such resale.

As of December 31, 2015, DWA had $390.0 million of availability on its revolving credit facility and $110.8 million of cash and cash equivalents on hand, approximately 58% of which is held by two of the Company's consolidated joint ventures.

Items related to the earnings press release for the fourth quarter of 2015 will be discussed in more detail on the Company's earnings conference call later today.

Conference Call Information DreamWorks Animation will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:30pm (PT) / 4:30pm (ET). Investors can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1059 in the U.S. and (612) 332-0107 internationally and identifying "DreamWorks Animation Earnings Call" to the operator. The call will also be available via live webcast at ir.dreamworksanimation.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the call ends on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. To access the replay, dial (800) 475-6701 in the U.S. and (320) 365-3844 internationally and enter 383993 as the conference ID number. Both the earnings release and archived webcast will be available on the Company's website at ir.dreamworksanimation.com.

About DreamWorks Animation DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG-animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 32 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements This document includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company's plans, prospects, strategies, proposals and our beliefs and expectations concerning performance of our current and future releases and anticipated talent, directors and storyline for our upcoming films and other projects, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry in which we operate and management's beliefs and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of the business of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. These risks and uncertainties include: audience acceptance of our films, our dependence on the success of a limited number of releases each year, the increasing cost of producing and marketing feature films, piracy of motion pictures, the effect of rapid technological change or alternative forms of entertainment and our need to protect our proprietary technology and enhance or develop new technology. In addition, due to the uncertainties and risks involved in the development and production of animated feature projects, the release dates for the projects described in this document may be delayed. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. DreamWorks Animation is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

(a)Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to reported results are included at the end of this earnings release.

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

December 31,

2015

2014

(in thousands, except par value and share amounts)

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

110,814

$

34,227

Restricted cash

40

25,244

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

271,466

160,379

Receivables from distributors, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

230,569

271,256

Film and other inventory costs, net

820,454

827,890

Prepaid expenses

29,133

17,555

Other assets

73,924

40,408

Investments in unconsolidated entities

32,814

35,330

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization

37,765

180,607

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

172,328

186,141

Goodwill

190,668

190,668

Total assets

$

1,969,975

$

1,969,705

Liabilities and Equity

Liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

10,847

$

9,031

Accrued liabilities

199,665

190,217

Payable to former stockholder

20,776

10,455

Deferred revenue and other advances

74,659

33,895

Deferred gain on sale-leaseback transaction

87,410

Revolving credit facility

60,000

215,000

Senior unsecured notes

300,000

300,000

    Deferred taxes, net

17,778

16,709

Total liabilities

771,135

775,307

Commitments and contingencies

Equity:

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Stockholders' Equity:

Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 350,000,000 shares authorized, 106,907,772 and 105,718,014 shares issued, as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively

1,069

1,057

Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 150,000,000 shares authorized, 7,838,731 shares issued and outstanding, as of December 31, 2015 and 2014

78

78

Additional paid-in capital

1,227,220

1,172,806

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(3,642)

(1,827)

Retained earnings

707,978

762,784

Less: Class A Treasury common stock, at cost, 28,401,898 and 27,884,524 shares, as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively

(789,186)

(778,541)

Total DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. stockholders' equity

1,143,517

1,156,357

Non-controlling interests

55,323

38,041

Total equity

1,198,840

1,194,398

Total liabilities and equity

$

1,969,975

$

1,969,705

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues

$

319,335

$

234,244

$

915,863

$

684,623

Operating expenses (income):

Costs of revenues

168,816

345,379

526,286

681,113

Selling and marketing

12,222

32,918

43,640

61,252

General and administrative

89,740

108,620

332,736

262,013

Product development

1,195

3,632

4,655

5,217

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

(6,825)

(16,500)

Other operating income

(3,037)

(1,767)

(7,893)

(8,429)

Operating income (loss)

50,399

(247,713)

16,439

(300,043)

Non-operating income (expense):

Interest expense, net

(5,631)

(4,769)

(23,334)

(11,866)

Other income (expense), net

494

(17,730)

(9,650)

(14,361)

Decrease (increase) in income tax benefit payable to former stockholder

3,228

253,623

(17,673)

253,861

Income (loss) before loss from equity method investees and income taxes

48,490

(16,589)

(34,218)

(72,409)

Loss from equity method investees

5,868

5,869

15,491

13,808

Income (loss) before income taxes

42,622

(22,458)

(49,709)

(86,217)

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(2,387)

239,383

4,255

222,104

Net income (loss)

45,009

(261,841)

(53,964)

(308,321)

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

2,936

1,378

842

1,293

Net income (loss) attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

$

42,073

$

(263,219)

$

(54,806)

$

(309,614)

Net income (loss) per share of common stock attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Basic net income (loss) per share

$

0.49

$

(3.08)

$

(0.64)

$

(3.65)

Diluted net income (loss) per share

$

0.48

$

(3.08)

$

(0.64)

$

(3.65)

Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share

Basic

86,145

85,392

85,841

84,771

Diluted

87,375

85,392

85,841

84,771

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

Year Ended December 31,

2015

2014

(in thousands)

Operating activities

Net loss

$

(53,964)

$

(308,321)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Amortization and write-off of film and other inventory costs

441,207

625,567

Other impairments and write-offs

11,933

19,591

Amortization of intangible and other assets

23,596

14,544

Depreciation and amortization

30,196

6,491

Amortization of deferred financing costs

2,302

1,173

Amortization of deferred gain on sale-leaseback transaction

(1,993)

Stock-based compensation expense

21,156

19,302

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

(16,500)

Revenue earned against deferred revenue and other advances

(109,072)

(65,193)

Income related to investment contributions

(6,284)

(8,429)

Loss from equity method investees

15,491

13,808

Deferred taxes, net

1,062

222,066

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of the effects of acquisitions:

Restricted cash

25,201

(25,000)

Trade accounts receivable

(107,175)

(20,866)

Receivables from distributors

39,569

9,456

Film and other inventory costs

(411,444)

(484,285)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(60,613)

(32,827)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

14,804

22,627

Payable to former stockholder

10,321

(251,854)

Income taxes payable/receivable, net

(1,657)

(836)

Deferred revenue and other advances

167,873

97,041

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

52,509

(162,445)

Investing activities

Investments in unconsolidated entities

(18,136)

(20,645)

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(22,729)

(34,358)

Acquisitions of character and distribution rights

(51,000)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(12,605)

Net cash used in investing activities

(40,865)

(118,608)

Financing activities

Proceeds from stock option exercises

12,167

Deferred financing costs

(6,286)

Purchase of treasury stock

(10,645)

(10,318)

Borrowings from revolving credit facility

425,405

250,000

Repayments of borrowings from revolving credit facility

(580,405)

(35,000)

Proceeds from lease financing obligation

199,203

Repayments of lease financing obligation

(1,378)

Contingent consideration payment

(335)

(79,665)

Proceeds from sale of non-controlling equity interest in ATV

81,250

Capital contributions from non-controlling interest holders

40,000

Distributions to non-controlling interest holder

(998)

(227)

Net cash provided by financing activities

64,561

218,207

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

382

1,606

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

76,587

(61,240)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

34,227

95,467

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$

110,814

$

34,227

Non-cash investing activities:

Intellectual property and technology licenses granted in exchange for equity interest

$

6,085

$

7,730

Services provided in exchange for equity interest

199

776

Total non-cash investing activities

$

6,284

$

8,506

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

Cash paid during the year for income taxes, net

$

4,994

$

1,209

Cash paid during the year for interest, net of amounts capitalized

$

23,719

$

14,325

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.

SEGMENT REVENUES AND GROSS PROFIT RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

(in thousands)

Revenues

Feature Films

$

146,397

$

131,343

$

520,102

$

453,475

Television Series and Specials

104,889

50,721

228,132

102,962

Consumer Products

31,740

22,094

86,501

64,817

New Media

32,940

24,914

72,774

49,028

All Other

3,369

5,172

8,354

14,341

Total consolidated revenues

$

319,335

$

234,244

$

915,863

$

684,623

Segment gross profit (loss)(1)

Feature Films

$

63,501

$

(152,171)

$

190,517

$

(89,401)

Television Series and Specials

46,611

(2,581)

84,523

6,667

Consumer Products

5,745

6,101

29,863

23,697

New Media

20,637

13,165

41,102

17,905

All Other

2,676

(3,964)

5,947

(4,980)

Total segment gross profit (loss)

$

139,170

$

(139,450)

$

351,952

$

(46,112)

Reconciliation to consolidated income (loss) before income taxes:

Selling and marketing expenses(2)

873

4,603

6,015

11,630

General and administrative expenses

89,740

108,620

332,736

262,013

Product development expenses

1,195

3,632

4,655

5,217

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

(6,825)

(16,500)

Other operating income

(3,037)

(1,767)

(7,893)

(8,429)

Non-operating expenses (income), net

1,909

(231,124)

50,657

(227,634)

Loss from equity method investees

5,868

5,869

15,491

13,808

Total consolidated income (loss) before income taxes

$

42,622

$

(22,458)

$

(49,709)

$

(86,217)

(1)

The Company defines segment gross profit as segment revenues less segment costs of revenues (which is comprised of costs of revenues and certain costs classified as a component of "selling and marketing" in its statements of operations).

(2) 

Represents certain selling and marketing expenses that are not included as a component of segment gross profit due to the general nature of such expenses.

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.

SELLING AND MARKETING EXPENSES

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

(in thousands)

Selling and marketing

$

12,222

$

32,918

$

43,640

$

61,252

Less: allocation to segments

11,349

28,315

37,625

49,622

Unallocated selling and marketing

$

873

$

4,603

$

6,015

$

11,630

 

Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the financial results reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we have provided the following non-GAAP measures: Adjusted Income/Loss Measures (which are further described and defined below) and Adjusted Operating Cash Flow (collectively, "non-GAAP measures"). Adjusted Income/Loss Measures and Adjusted Operating Cash Flow are not prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Adjusted Income/Loss Measures and Adjusted Operating Cash Flow provide a supplemental presentation of our operating performance and generally reflect adjustments for unusual or non-operational activities. We may not calculate Adjusted Income/Loss Measures or Adjusted Operating Cash Flow in a manner consistent with the methodologies used by other companies. Adjusted Income/Loss Measures and Adjusted Operating Cash Flow (a) do not represent our operating income or cash flows from operating activities as defined by U.S. GAAP; (b) are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund our cash flow needs; and (c) should not be considered alternatives to net income, operating income, cash provided by operating activities or our other financial information as determined under U.S. GAAP. Our presentation of Adjusted Income/Loss and Adjusted Operating Cash Flow measures should not be construed as an implication that our future results will be unaffected by unusual items. We believe the use of Adjusted Income/Loss and Adjusted Operating Cash Flow measures on a consolidated basis assists investors in comparing our ongoing operating performance between periods.

On January 22, 2015, the Company announced its restructuring initiatives (the "2015 Restructuring Plan") that are intended to refocus the Company's core feature animation business. In connection with the 2015 Restructuring Plan, the Company made changes in its senior leadership team and also made changes based on its reevaluation of the Company's feature film slate. The Company evaluates operating performance to exclude the effects of the charges related to the execution of the 2015 Restructuring Plan as it believes the restructuring-related charges do not correlate with the ongoing operating results of the Company's business and were charges that resulted from significant decisions that were made in order to refocus the Company. As a result, the Company believes that presenting the Company's Adjusted Operating Income/Loss, Adjusted Net Income/Loss Attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and Adjusted Diluted Income/Loss per share (collectively, "Adjusted Income/Loss Measures") will aid investors in evaluating the performance of the Company. The Company defines Adjusted Income/Loss Measures as net earnings (loss) adjusted to exclude the items within its Consolidated Statements of Operations that relate to its 2015 Restructuring Plan (as discussed further in the footnotes to the tables below).

The Company uses these Adjusted Income/Loss Measures to, among other things, evaluate the Company's operating performance. These measures are among the primary measures used by management for planning and forecasting of future periods, and they are important indicators of the Company's operational strength and business performance because they provide a link between profitability and operating cash flow. The Company believes these measures are relevant and useful for investors because they allow investors to view performance in a manner similar to the method used by the Company's management and help improve investors' understanding of the Company's operating performance. In addition, the Company believes that these are among the primary measures used externally by the Company's investors, analysts and industry peers for purposes of valuation and for the comparison of the Company's operating performance to other companies in its industry. In addition to the Adjusted Income/Loss Measures, for the same reasons described above, the Company also uses Adjusted Operating Cash Flow, which is defined as cash flow provided by operating activities (as presented in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows) adjusted to exclude cash payments made in connection with its 2015 Restructuring Plan.

The following is a reconciliation of each of the Company's GAAP measures (operating income/loss, net income/loss attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and diluted earnings (or loss) per share) to the non-GAAP adjusted amounts. In addition, following this table are additional reconciliations for adjusted general and administrative, which is a component of the Adjusted Income/Loss Measures, and for adjusted operating cash flow.

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.

ADJUSTED INCOME/LOSS RECONCILIATIONS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Operating income (loss) — as reported

$

50,399

$

(247,713)

$

16,439

$

(300,043)

Reverse 2015 Restructuring Plan charges:

Employee-related termination costs(1)

(403)

43,393

2,394

43,393

Relocation and other employee-related costs(2)

1,772

6,459

Lease obligations and related charges(3)

209

1,319

Accelerated depreciation and amortization charges(4)

20,132

Film and other inventory write-offs(5)

155,452

155,452

Other contractual obligations(6)

11,229

11,229

Additional labor and other excess costs(7)

4,487

32,085

Total restructuring-related charges

6,065

210,074

62,389

210,074

Adjusted operating income (loss)

$

56,464

$

(37,639)

$

78,828

$

(89,969)

Net income (loss) attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. — as reported

$

42,073

$

(263,219)

$

(54,806)

$

(309,614)

Reverse 2015 Restructuring Plan charges:

Employee-related termination costs(1)

(403)

43,393

2,394

43,393

Relocation and other employee-related costs(2)

1,772

6,459

Lease obligations and related charges(3)

209

1,319

Accelerated depreciation and amortization charges(4)

20,132

Film and other inventory write-offs(5)

155,452

155,452

Other contractual obligations(6)

11,229

11,229

Additional labor and other excess costs(7)

4,487

32,085

Total restructuring-related charges

6,065

210,074

62,389

210,074

Tax impact(8)

(10,924)

(19,537)

Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

$

48,138

$

(64,069)

$

7,583

$

(119,077)

Diluted income (loss) per share — as reported

$

0.48

$

(3.08)

$

(0.64)

$

(3.65)

Reverse 2015 Restructuring Plan charges:

Employee-related termination costs(1)

0.51

0.03

0.51

Relocation and other employee-related costs(2)

0.02

0.08

Lease obligations and related charges(3)

0.02

Accelerated depreciation and amortization charges(4)

0.23

Film and other inventory write-offs(5)

1.82

1.83

Other contractual obligations(6)

0.13

0.13

Additional labor and other excess costs(7)

0.05

0.37

Total restructuring-related charges

0.07

2.46

0.73

2.47

Tax impact(8)

(0.13)

(0.23)

Adjusted diluted income (loss) per share

$

0.55

$

(0.75)

$

0.09

$

(1.41)

 

ADJUSTED EXPENSE RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

(in thousands)

General and administrative — as reported

$

89,740

$

108,620

$

332,736

$

262,013

Reverse 2015 Restructuring Plan charges:

Employee-related termination costs(1)

(403)

43,393

2,394

43,393

Relocation and other employee-related costs(2)

1,772

6,459

Lease obligations and related charges(3)

209

1,319

Accelerated depreciation and amortization charges(4)

20,132

Film and other inventory write-offs(5)

Other contractual obligations(6)

1,838

1,838

Additional labor and other excess costs(7)

4,487

32,085

Total restructuring-related charges

6,065

45,231

62,389

45,231

Adjusted general and administrative

$

83,675

$

63,389

$

270,347

$

216,782

 

ADJUSTED OPERATING CASH FLOW RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited)

Year Ended

December 31, 2015

(in thousands)

Net cash provided by operating activities — as reported

$

52,509

2015 Restructuring Plan cash payments

73,526

Adjusted net cash provided by operating activities

$

126,035

(1) 

Employee-related termination costs.    Employee-related termination costs consist of severance and benefits (including stock-based compensation) attributable to employees that were terminated in connection with the 2015 Restructuring Plan.

(2) 

Relocation and other employee-related costs.    Relocation and other employee-related costs primarily consist of costs to relocate employees from our Northern California facility to our Southern California facility.

(3) 

Lease obligations and related charges.    Lease obligations and related charges largely consist of remaining rent expense that we incurred prior to the commencement of the subleases of our Northern California facility.

(4) 

Accelerated depreciation and amortization charges.    Accelerated depreciation and amortization charges consist of the incremental charges we incurred as a result of shortened estimated useful lives of certain property, plant and equipment due to the decision to exit our Northern California facility.

(5) 

Film and other inventory write-offs.    Film and other inventory write-offs (as presented in the tables above) consist of only those capitalized production costs for unreleased titles that were written-off as part of our 2015 Restructuring Plan. In connection with this plan, we changed our creative leadership and we made certain decisions to change our future film slate (which included the decision to abandon certain projects and change creative direction on certain titles). These costs were expensed during the quarter ended December 31, 2014 due to the timing of these decisions. The Company excludes them for purposes of the Adjusted Income/Loss Measures as the amounts would not have been incurred during the Company's standard financial close procedures as these were changes that resulted from decisions to restructure the business.

(6) 

Other contractual obligations.    Other contractual obligations consist of amounts due to third parties as a result of the changes made to the Company's film slate as described in (5) above.

(7) 

Additional labor and other excess costs.    Additional labor consists of costs related to excess staffing in order to execute the restructuring plans specifically related to changes in the feature film slate. These additional labor costs are incremental to our normal operating charges and are expensed as incurred. Other excess costs are those due to the closure of our Northern California facility which primarily relate to costs that we incurred to continue to operate the facility until we begin to earn amounts under sublease arrangements.

(8) 

Tax Impact.    For the three- and 12-month periods ended December 31, 2014, the tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments was calculated at the Company's combined effective tax rate. However, for the three- and 12-month periods ended December 31, 2015, the Company's combined effective tax rate was (14.3)% and (68.4)%, respectively, and, as a result of the negative tax rates, the Company concluded that it would not be meaningful to calculate the tax impact for the current periods.

 

SOURCE DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.



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