Entravision Communications Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

- Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.03125 Per Share -

- Prepays $20 Million of Term Loan in the Fourth Quarter -

Feb 25, 2016, 16:20 ET from Entravision Communications Corporation

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) today reported financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2015.

Historical results, which are attached, are in thousands of U.S. dollars (except share and per share data). This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC Regulation G. The GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to each of these non-GAAP financial measures, and a table reconciling each of these non-GAAP financial measures to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is included beginning on page 9. Unaudited financial highlights are as follows:



Three Months Ended



Twelve Months Ended




December 31,



December 31,




2015



2014



% Change



2015



2014



% Change


Net revenue


$

65,432



$

65,262




0

%


$

254,134



$

242,038




5

%

Cost of revenue - digital media (1)



2,609




1,504




73

%



7,242




2,993




142

%

Operating expenses (2)



39,620




38,228




4

%



153,138




142,680




7

%

Corporate expenses (3)



6,942




6,305




10

%



22,520




21,301




6

%

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (4)



18,782




21,333




(12)

%



76,324




79,277




(4)

%

Free cash flow (5)


$

13,523



$

15,695




(14)

%


$

49,673



$

56,775




(13)

%

Free cash flow per share, basic (5)


$

0.15



$

0.18




(17)

%


$

0.56



$

0.64




(13)

%

Free cash flow per share, diluted (5)


$

0.15



$

0.17




(12)

%


$

0.55



$

0.62




(11)

%

Net income


$

5,807



$

5,942




(2)

%


$

25,625



$

27,122




(6)

%

Net income per share, basic


$

0.07



$

0.07




0

%


$

0.29



$

0.31




(6)

%

Net income per share, diluted


$

0.06



$

0.07




(14)

%


$

0.28



$

0.30




(7)

%

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic



88,217,563




87,587,916








87,920,230




88,680,322






Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted



90,570,304




90,395,102








90,295,185




90,943,734































(1)

Cost of revenue consists primarily of the costs of online media acquired from third-party publishers. Media cost is classified as cost of revenue in the period in
which the corresponding revenue is recognized.



(2)

Operating expenses include direct operating, selling, general and administrative expenses. Included in operating expenses are $1.0 million and $0.8 million of non-cash stock-based compensation for the three-month periods ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $1.9 million and $1.3 million of non-cash stock-based compensation for the twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Operating expenses do not include corporate expenses, depreciation and amortization, impairment charge, gain (loss) on sale of assets, gain (loss) on debt extinguishment and other income (loss).



(3)

Corporate expenses include $1.6 million and $1.4 million of non-cash stock-based compensation for the three-month periods ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $3.3 million and $3.1 million of non-cash stock-based compensation for the twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.



(4)

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA means net income (loss) plus gain (loss) on sale of assets, depreciation and amortization, non-cash impairment charge, non-cash stock-based compensation included in operating and corporate expenses, net interest expense, other income (loss), gain (loss) on debt extinguishment, income tax (expense) benefit, equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliate, non-cash losses and syndication programming amortization less syndication programming payments. We use the term consolidated adjusted EBITDA because that measure is defined in our credit facility and does not include gain (loss) on sale of assets, depreciation and amortization, non-cash impairment charge, non-cash stock-based compensation, net interest expense, other income (loss), gain (loss) on debt extinguishment, income tax (expense) benefit, equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliate, non-cash losses and syndication programming amortization and does include syndication programming payments. While many in the financial community and we consider consolidated adjusted EBITDA to be important, it should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for or superior to, other measures of liquidity and financial performance prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, such as cash flows from operating activities, operating income and net income. As consolidated adjusted EBITDA excludes non-cash gain (loss) on sale of assets, non-cash depreciation and amortization, non-cash impairment charge, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net interest expense, other income (loss), gain (loss) on debt extinguishment, income tax (expense) benefit, equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliate, non-cash losses and syndication programming amortization and includes syndication programming payments, consolidated adjusted EBITDA has certain limitations because it excludes and includes several important non-cash financial line items. Therefore, we consider both non-GAAP and GAAP measures when evaluating our business. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA is also used to make executive compensation decisions.



(5)

Free cash flow is defined as consolidated adjusted EBITDA less cash paid for income taxes, net interest expense, and capital expenditures. Net interest expense is defined as interest expense, less non-cash interest expense relating to amortization of debt finance costs, and less interest income. Free cash flow per share is defined as free cash flow divided by the basic or diluted weighted average common shares outstanding.

 

Commenting on the Company's earnings results, Walter F. Ulloa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "During the fourth quarter, we achieved revenue growth driven by increases in our radio and digital media segments, as well as an increase in core television advertising revenue (excluding retransmission consent revenue and political advertising revenue). We continued to build our digital footprint through the acquisition of Pulpo Media in June 2014, which provides us with an integrated platform to allow advertisers and marketers to connect with Latino audiences.  Looking ahead, we remain well positioned to build on our success in attracting Latino audiences, expanding our advertiser base and monetizing our reach to the benefit of our shareholders."

Quarterly Cash Dividend and Prepayment of Outstanding Debt
The Company announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of $0.03125 per share of the Company's Class A, Class B and Class U common stock, in an aggregate amount of approximately $2.8 million. The quarterly dividend will be payable on March 31, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 11, 2016, and the common stock will trade ex-dividend on March 9, 2016. As previously announced, the Company currently anticipates that future cash dividends will be paid on a quarterly basis; however, any decision to pay future cash dividends will be subject to further approval by the Board.

During the fourth quarter of 2015, the Company voluntarily prepaid $20.0 million of term loans under the Company's senior secured term loan credit facility.

Financial Results


Three-Month Period Ended December 31, 2015 Compared to Three-Month Period Ended

December 31, 2014

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended




December 31,




2015



2014



% Change


Net revenue


$

65,432



$

65,262




0

%

Cost of revenue - digital media (1)



2,609




1,504




73

%

Operating expenses (1)



39,620




38,228




4

%

Corporate expenses (1)



6,942




6,305




10

%

Depreciation and amortization



4,039




3,860




5

%

Impairment charge






735




(100)

%

Operating income



12,222




14,630




(16)

%

Interest expense, net



(3,264)




(3,483)




(6)

%

Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment



(204)




(246)




(17)

%

Income before income taxes



8,754




10,901




(20)

%

Income tax (expense) benefit



(2,947)




(4,959)




(41)

%

Net income


$

5,807



$

5,942




(2)

%


(1)

Cost of revenue, operating expenses and corporate expenses are defined on page 1.

 

Net revenue increased to $65.4 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2015 from $65.3 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2014, an increase of $0.1 million. Of the overall increase, approximately $1.1 million was attributed to our radio segment and was primarily attributable to increases in local and national advertising revenue, partially offset by the absence of significant political advertising revenue in 2015 compared to 2014. Additionally, approximately $2.5 million of the overall increase was attributed to our digital segment, and was primarily attributable to increases in local and national advertising revenue. These increases were partially offset by a decrease of $3.5 million that was attributed to our television segment, primarily due to the absence of significant political advertising revenue in 2015 compared to 2014, and a decrease in local advertising revenue, partially offset by an increase in national advertising revenue and an increase in retransmission consent revenue.  

Cost of revenue increased to $2.6 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2015 from $1.5 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2014, an increase of $1.1 million, due to increased online media costs associated with the increase in our digital net revenue.

Operating expenses increased to $39.6 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2015 from $38.2 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2014, an increase of $1.4 million. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase in operating expenses of Pulpo Media Inc. ("Pulpo"), which we acquired in June 2014, and increases in rent expense, and salary expense.

Corporate expenses increased to $6.9 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2015 from $6.3 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2014, an increase of $0.6 million. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in non-cash compensation and salary expense.

Twelve-Month Period Ended December 31, 2015 Compared to Twelve -Month Period Ended

December 31, 2014

(Unaudited)




Twelve Months Ended




December 31,




2015



2014



% Change


Net revenue


$

254,134



$

242,038




5

%

Cost of revenue - digital media (1)



7,242




2,993




142

%

Operating expenses (1)



153,138




142,680




7

%

Corporate expenses (1)



22,520




21,301




6

%

Depreciation and amortization



15,989




14,663




9

%

Impairment charge



-




735




(100)

%

Operating income



55,245




59,666




(7)

%

Interest expense, net



(13,002)




(13,854)




(6)

%

Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment



(204)




(246)




(17)

%

Income before income taxes



42,039




45,566




(8)

%

Income tax (expense) benefit



(16,414)




(18,444)




(11)

%

Net income


$

25,625



$

27,122




(6)

%


(1)

Operating expenses and corporate expenses are defined on page 1.

 

Net revenue increased to $254.1 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2015 from $242.0 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2014, an increase of $12.1 million. Of the overall increase, $6.3 million was attributed to our radio segment and was primarily attributable to increases in local and national advertising revenue, partially offset by the absence of World Cup and significant political advertising revenue in 2015 compared to 2014. Additionally, approximately $12.2 million of the overall increase was attributed to our digital segment, resulting from our acquisition of Pulpo in June 2014 and which did not contribute to results in the full comparable period in 2014. These increases were partially offset by a decrease of $6.4 million that was attributed to our television segment, primarily due to the absence of World Cup and significant political advertising revenue in 2015 compared to 2014, and a decrease in local advertising revenue, partially offset by an increase of approximately $10.5 million of revenue associated with television station channel modifications made by the Company in order to accommodate the operations of a telecommunications operator, and an increase in retransmission consent revenue.

Cost of revenue increased to $7.2 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2015 from $3.0 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2014, resulting from our acquisition of Pulpo in June 2014 and which did not contribute to results in the full comparable period in 2014.

Operating expenses increased to $153.1 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2015 from $142.7 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2014, an increase of $10.4 million. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase in operating expenses of Pulpo, which we acquired in June 2014 and which did not contribute to results in the full comparable period in 2014, and increases in rent expense, salary expense, and promotional expenses, including event expenses associated with our radio network upfront.

Corporate expenses increased to $22.5 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2015 from $21.3 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2014, an increase of $1.2 million. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in salary expense and legal expense, partially offset by transaction costs associated with the acquisition of Pulpo in June 2014 that did not recur in 2015.

Segment Results

       The following represents selected unaudited segment information:




Three Months Ended



Twelve Months Ended




December 31,



December 31,




2015



2014



% Change



2015



2014



% Change


Net Revenue

























Television


$

39,789



$

43,279




(8)

%


$

159,081



$

165,472




(4)

%

Radio



19,376




18,231




6

%



76,161




69,922




9

%

Digital



6,267




3,752




67

%



18,892




6,644




184

%

Total


$

65,432



$

65,262




0

%


$

254,134



$

242,038




5

%

Cost of Revenue - digital media (1)

























Digital


$

2,609



$

1,504




73

%


$

7,242



$

2,993




142

%

Operating Expenses (1)

























Television


$

20,738



$

21,087




(2)

%


$

80,666



$

80,847




(0)

%

Radio



15,973




14,970




7

%



61,970




58,122




7

%

Digital



2,909




2,171




34

%



10,502




3,711




183

%

Total


$

39,620



$

38,228




4

%


$

153,138



$

142,680




7

%

Corporate Expenses (1)


$

6,942



$

6,305




10

%


$

22,520



$

21,301




6

%

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

18,782



$

21,333




(12)

%


$

76,324



$

79,277




(4)

%













(1)

Cost of revenue, operating expenses, corporate expenses, and consolidated adjusted EBITDA are defined on page 1.

 

Entravision Communications Corporation will hold a conference call to discuss its 2015 fourth quarter and full year results on February 25, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the conference call, please dial 412-317-5440 ten minutes prior to the start time. The call will be webcast live and archived for replay on the investor relations portion of the Company's Web site located at www.entravision.com.  

Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified media company serving Latino audiences and communities with an integrated platform of solutions and services that includes television, radio and digital media to reach Latino audiences across the United States and Latin America. Entravision has 56 primary television stations, including in 20 of the nation's top 50 Latino markets, and is the largest affiliate group of both the top-ranked Univision television network and Univision's UniMás network. Entravision also operates one of the nation's largest groups of primarily Spanish-language radio stations, consisting of 49 owned and operated radio stations, and Entravision Solutions, a national sales representation and marketing organization specializing in Spanish-language media platforms and radio networks. Entravision also offers a variety of digital media platforms and services, including digital content and digital advertising platforms, including the #1-ranked online advertising platform in Hispanic reach according to comScore Media Metrix®, designed to maximize the opportunity for advertisers and marketers to connect with the growing Latino consumer market. Entravision shares of Class A Common Stock are listed on The New York Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol: EVC.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, which are included in accordance with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results and performance in future periods to be materially different from any future results or performance suggested by the forward-looking statements in this press release. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from these expectations, and the Company disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements made by the Company. From time to time, these risks, uncertainties and other factors are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(Financial Table Follows)

 

Entravision Communications Corporation

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands; unaudited)




December 31,



December 31,




2015



2014


ASSETS









Current assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$

47,924



$

31,260


Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts



66,399




64,956


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



5,705




5,295


Total current assets



120,028




101,511


Property and equipment, net



57,874




56,784


Intangible assets subject to amortization, net



16,656




20,193


Intangible assets not subject to amortization



220,701




220,701


Goodwill



50,081




50,081


Deferred income taxes



57,929




72,458


Other assets



4,919




6,039


Total assets


$

528,188



$

527,767


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current liabilities









Current maturities of long-term debt


$

3,750



$

3,750


Advances payable, related parties



118




118


Accounts payable and accrued expenses



29,669




32,195


Total current liabilities



33,537




36,063


Long-term debt, less current maturities



312,813




336,563


Other long-term liabilities



14,565




9,583


Total liabilities



360,915




382,209


Stockholders' equity









Class A common stock



6




6


Class B common stock



2




2


Class U common stock



1




1


Additional paid-in capital



910,228




912,161


Accumulated deficit



(738,849)




(764,474)


Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)



(4,115)




(2,138)


Total stockholders' equity



167,273




145,558


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

528,188



$

527,767


 

 

Entravision Communications Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)




Three-Month Period



Twelve-Month Period




Ended December 31,



Ended December 31,




2015



2014



2015



2014


Net revenue


$

65,432



$

65,262



$

254,134



$

242,038


Expenses:

















Cost of revenue - digital media



2,609




1,504




7,242




2,993


Direct operating expenses



28,970




28,142




110,323




104,874


Selling, general and administrative expenses



10,650




10,086




42,815




37,806


Corporate expenses



6,942




6,305




22,520




21,301


Depreciation and amortization



4,039




3,860




15,989




14,663


Impairment charge



-




735




-




735





53,210




50,632




198,889




182,372


Operating income



12,222




14,630




55,245




59,666


Interest expense



(3,278)




(3,496)




(13,047)




(13,904)


Interest income



14




13




45




50


Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment



(204)




(246)




(204)




(246)


Income before income taxes



8,754




10,901




42,039




45,566


Income tax (expense) benefit



(2,947)




(4,959)




(16,414)




(18,444)


Net income


$

5,807



$

5,942



$

25,625



$

27,122


Basic and diluted earnings per share:

















Net income per share, basic


$

0.07



$

0.07



$

0.29



$

0.31


Net income per share, diluted


$

0.06



$

0.07



$

0.28



$

0.30



















Cash dividends declared per common share, basic


$

0.03



$

0.02



$

0.11



$

0.10


Cash dividends declared per common share, diluted


$

0.03



$

0.02



$

0.10



$

0.10



















Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic



88,217,563




87,587,916




87,920,230




88,680,322


Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted



90,570,304




90,395,102




90,295,185




90,943,734



(1)

Certain amounts in the prior period consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

 

 

Entravision Communications Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands; unaudited)




Three-Month Period



Twelve-Month Period




Ended December 31,



Ended December 31,




2015



2014



2015



2014



















Cash flows from operating activities:

















Net income


$

5,807



$

5,942



$

25,625



$

27,122


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

















Depreciation and amortization



4,039




3,860




15,989




14,663


Impairment charge



-




735




-




735


Deferred income taxes



2,900




4,814




15,664




17,585


Amortization of debt issue costs



202




209




797




820


Amortization of syndication contracts



98




86




360




440


Payments on syndication contracts



(133)




(137)




(510)




(578)


Non-cash stock-based compensation



2,556




2,159




5,240




4,351


(Gain) loss on debt extinguishment



204




246




204




246


Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions
and dispositions:

















(Increase) decrease in trade receivables



(1,974)




(605)




871




(6,128)


(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other current
assets



579




985




(499)




(1,183)


Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued
expenses and other liabilities



1,121




2,009




(1,458)




(3,661)


Net cash provided by operating activities



15,399




20,303




62,283




54,412


Cash flows from investing activities:

















Purchases of property and equipment and intangibles



(2,150)




(2,219)




(13,696)




(8,609)


Purchase of a business, net of cash acquired



-




-




-




(15,048)


Net cash used in investing activities



(2,150)




(2,219)




(13,696)




(23,657)


Cash flows from financing activities:

















Proceeds from issuance of common stock



363




24




2,177




1,841


Payments on long-term debt



(20,937)




(21,875)




(23,750)




(23,750)


Dividend paid



(2,759)




(2,178)




(9,350)




(8,865)


Repurchase of Class A common stock



-




(9,061)




-




(12,543)


Payment of contingent consideration



-




-




(1,000)




-


Net cash used in financing activities



(23,333)




(33,090)




(31,923)




(43,317)


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash
equivalents



(10,084)




(15,006)




16,664




(12,562)


Cash and cash equivalents:

















Beginning



58,008




46,266




31,260




43,822


Ending


$

47,924



$

31,260



$

47,924



$

31,260


 

 

Entravision Communications Corporation

Reconciliation of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to Cash Flows From Operating Activities

(In thousands; unaudited)


The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is operating cash flow. A reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to cash flows from operating activities for each of the periods presented is as follows:




Three-Month Period



Twelve-Month Period




Ended December 31,



Ended December 31,




2015




2014



2015




2014


Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

18,782



$

21,333



$

76,324



$

79,277


Interest expense



(3,278)




(3,496)




(13,047)




(13,904)


Interest income



14




13




45




50


Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment



(204)




(246)




(204)




(246)


Income tax (expense) benefit



(2,947)




(4,959)




(16,414)




(18,444)


Amortization of syndication contracts



(98)




(86)




(360)




(440)


Payments on syndication contracts



133




137




510




578


Non-cash stock-based compensation included in direct operating

















expenses



(951)




(799)




(1,931)




(1,294)


Non-cash stock-based compensation included in corporate 
   expenses



(1,605)




(1,360)




(3,309)




(3,057)


Depreciation and amortization



(4,039)




(3,860)




(15,989)




(14,663)


Impairment charge



-




(735)




-




(735)


Net income



5,807




5,942




25,625




27,122


Depreciation and amortization



4,039




3,860




15,989




14,663


Impairment charge



-




735




-




735


Deferred income taxes



2,900




4,814




15,664




17,585


Amortization of debt issuance costs



202




209




797




820


Amortization of syndication contracts



98




86




360




440


Payments on syndication contracts



(133)




(137)




(510)




(578)


Non-cash stock-based compensation



2,556




2,159




5,240




4,351


(Gain) loss on debt extinguishment



204




246




204




246


Changes in assets and liabilities:

















(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable



(1,974)




(605)




871




(6,128)


(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets



579




985




(499)




(1,183)


Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued expenses and
   other liabilities



1,121




2,009




(1,458)




(3,661)


Net cash provided by (used in ) operating activities


$

15,399



$

20,303



$

62,283



$

54,412



(1)

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA is defined on page 1.

 

 

Entravision Communications Corporation

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to Net Income (Loss)

(In thousands; unaudited)


The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is net income (loss). A reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to net income (loss) for each of the periods presented is as follows:




Three-Month Period



Twelve-Month Period




Ended December 31,



Ended December 31,




2015



2014



2015



2014


Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

18,782



$

21,333



$

76,324



$

79,277


Net interest expense (1)



3,062




3,274




12,205




13,034


Cash paid for income taxes



47




145




750




859


Capital expenditures (2)



2,150




2,219




13,696




8,609


Free cash flow (1)



13,523




15,695




49,673




56,775


Capital expenditures (2)



2,150




2,219




13,696




8,609


Amortization of debt issue costs



(202)




(209)




(797)




(820)


Non-cash income tax (expense) benefit



(2,900)




(4,814)




(15,664)




(17,585)


Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment



(204)




(246)




(204)




(246)


Amortization of syndication contracts



(98)




(86)




(360)




(440)


Payments on syndication contracts



133




137




510




578


Non-cash stock-based compensation included in direct operating

















 expenses



(951)




(799)




(1,931)




(1,294)


Non-cash stock-based compensation included in corporate expenses



(1,605)




(1,360)




(3,309)




(3,057)


Depreciation and amortization



(4,039)




(3,860)




(15,989)




(14,663)


Impairment charge



-




(735)




-




(735)


Net income


$

5,807



$

5,942



$

25,625



$

27,122



(1)

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA, net interest expense, and free cash flow are defined on page 1.



(2)

Capital expenditures is not part of the consolidated statement of operations.

 

 

SOURCE Entravision Communications Corporation



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