2014

Meredith Delivers Over 15 Percent Growth In Fiscal 2013 Earnings Per Share Total Company Revenues Increase by 7 percent; Local Media Group Generates Record Performance

DES MOINES, Iowa, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), the leading media and marketing company serving 100 million American women, today reported fiscal 2013 earnings per share grew 19 percent to $2.74.  Excluding special items, fiscal 2013 earnings per share increased 16 percent to $2.91.  Total revenues rose 7 percent to $1.5 billion, and advertising revenues increased 7 percent to $824 million

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"Fiscal 2013 was a year of strong growth in revenues, profit and cash flow," said Meredith Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen M. Lacy.  "Our Local Media Group achieved the highest revenue and profit performance in its 65-year history.  Our National Media Group grew both advertising and circulation revenues.  We strengthened our connection to consumers across media platforms.  And importantly, we continued to deliver on our Total Shareholder Return strategy by growing free cash flow and returning more cash to shareholders through increased dividends and share repurchases."

Lacy noted the following fiscal 2013 financial highlights:

  • Local Media Group revenues grew nearly 20 percent to $376 million, a record high.  Net political advertising revenues were $39 million and operating profit grew more than 40 percent to $124 millionAll represent record highs. 
  • National Media Group revenues grew 3 percent.  Advertising revenues increased 5 percent, boosted by the acquisitions of the Allrecipes, EveryDay with Rachael Ray and FamilyFun brands.  On a comparable basis, advertising revenues declined 6 percent.  Circulation revenues also increased, benefitting from growth at comparable titles; contributions from EveryDay with Rachael Ray and FamilyFun magazines; and tests of a magazine based on the Allrecipes brand.  Additionally, brand licensing activities delivered stronger performance.
  • Total Company digital advertising revenues grew more than 50 percent, reaching a record high.  National Media Group digital advertising revenues increased 62 percent, while Local Media Group digital advertising revenues rose 8 percent.  Advertising revenues generated from digital sources continued to grow, reaching an all-time high of 11 percent of Meredith's total advertising revenues in fiscal 2013.
  • Cash flow from operations grew to nearly $190 millionConsistent with Meredith's Total Shareholder Return (TSR) strategy, Meredith returned $125 million to shareholders through increased dividends and share repurchases, a nearly 40 percent increase.

Fiscal 2013 fourth quarter earnings per share grew 12 percent to $0.75, and revenues rose 3 percent to $387 million.  Results were driven by stronger performance from both Meredith's National and Local media groups.

FISCAL 2013 BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Lacy noted that Meredith continued to execute a series of well-defined strategic growth initiatives during fiscal 2013 to deliver revenue, profit and free cash flow growth, and increase shareholder value over time.  These included:

  • Increasing its powerful consumer connection – Consumer engagement strengthened across Meredith's media platforms as the Company executed initiatives to refresh and enhance its popular national and local brands.  Meredith's monthly magazine audience is an impressive 115 million, while its television stations continue to deliver strong ratings performances.  The Company's digital audience grew to nearly 53 million unique visitors per month. 
  • Strengthening its core magazine and television brands – Advertising rates grew in both businesses as Meredith executed a series of innovative sales programs, including the Meredith Sales Guarantee, which demonstrates quantitatively that advertising in Meredith magazines increases retail sales for clients.  The Company also completed a number of initiatives to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and improve operating profit margins.
  • Growing revenues from non-advertising-related activities – Meredith's Brand Licensing activities delivered stronger performance, driven by an expansion of the Better Homes and Gardens line of branded products at Walmart stores across the U.S., along with growth in the Better Homes and Gardens real estate network with Realogy.  All of Meredith Xcelerated Marketing's major clients renewed for calendar 2013, and the new business pipeline is very robust.  Additionally, retransmission revenues grew as Meredith renewed agreements with cable and satellite providers. 
  • Making strategic investments to scale the business – Meredith positioned itself for continued growth with the acquisition of the Parenting and BabyTalk brands, and the launch of a magazine based on the Allrecipes digital brand that will debut with the November/December 2013 issue.
  • Expanding digital, mobile, video and social platforms – Meredith continued its rapid expansion across emerging platforms.  Highlights included website relaunches; tablet edition expansions; development of new mobile apps; increased video creation; and growth across social media platforms such as Facebook and Pinterest.  Meredith also agreed to expand the reach of its daily syndicated The Better Show through cable distribution on the Hallmark Channel. 
  • Executing its successful Total Shareholder Return strategy – Meredith's stock price increased 49 percent in fiscal 2013, and its dividend yielded approximately 4 percent.  That equates to a total return of 53 percent.  Key elements of the strategy are (1) An annual dividend of $1.63 per share; (2) A $100 million share repurchase program; and (3) Ongoing investments to scale the business and increase shareholder value over time. 

"We continue to take aggressive steps to grow our leading position serving American women," Lacy said. "These strategic actions are enhancing our strong consumer connection and producing top-line revenue growth and margin improvement."    

OPERATING GROUP DETAIL

NATIONAL MEDIA GROUP

Meredith's National Media Group includes leading national consumer media brands delivered over multiple platforms that offer clients access to 100 million unduplicated American women every month – a reach unmatched in the industry.  It also features robust brand licensing activities and innovative business-to-business marketing products and services. 

Fiscal 2013 National Media Group revenues grew 3 percent to $1.1 billion.  Operating profit grew 4 percent to $138 million

Looking more closely at advertising performance in fiscal 2013:

  • Total advertising revenues grew 5 percent.  On a comparable basis, advertising revenues declined 6 percent, with performance better in the second half of fiscal 2013 than in the first half.
  • Digital advertising revenues grew 62 percent, boosted by the addition of Allrecipes.com.  On a comparable basis, digital advertising revenues grew 12 percent.
  • The food and beverage (+14%), apparel (+22%), and media and entertainment (+25%) categories were stronger, and the weighted average net revenue per magazine page increased approximately 3 percent.
  • Meredith successfully completed the first year of its innovative Meredith Sales Guarantee.  Participating  brands experienced an average return on investment (ROI) of $7.81 for every $1 invested in advertising in Meredith magazines. 

Circulation revenues were higher in fiscal 2013 due to growth from existing, or comparable, titles, and the addition of EveryDay with Rachael Ray, FamilyFun, and the Allrecipes magazine tests.

Digital traffic was a strong 43 million unique visitors in fiscal 2013, helped by the acquisition of Allrecipes and aggressive digital marketing initiatives.  In addition, Meredith generated 5.5 million digital orders for print magazine subscriptions during fiscal 2013, an increase of nearly 70 percent over the prior year.

"We're pleased that our strategic initiatives to strengthen our businesses – including magazine and digital media, circulation and brand licensing – are delivering top-line growth," said National Media Group President Tom Harty.  "Meanwhile, our acquired brands are exceeding expectations and have improved our competitive position in the marketplace."

Other revenues were $257 million in fiscal 2013, compared to $283 million in the prior year.  This was due primarily to lower revenues at Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, partially offset by stronger performance from Meredith's brand licensing activities.

As previously communicated, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing experienced reductions in programs from certain clients in calendar 2012.  However, performance has strengthened in calendar 2013, driven by renewals of all major clients, program expansions and new business wins.  As a result, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing delivered better performance in the second half of fiscal 2013 than in the first half.  Meredith expects to deliver revenue and profit growth from Meredith Xcelerated Marketing in calendar 2013. 

Fiscal 2013 fourth quarter National Media Group revenues rose 2 percent to $295 million.  Operating profit grew 15 percent to $43 million, driven by stronger performance from brand licensing activities, Allrecipes and Meredith Xcelerated Marketing.

LOCAL MEDIA GROUP

Meredith's Local Media Group consists of leading local television stations, many in fast-growing markets, and a video content creation unit that produces national broadcast and custom programming.

Fiscal 2013 Local Media Group revenues rose 19 percent to $376 million.  Operating profit grew 41 percent to $124 million.  Both results represent record highs.     

Looking more closely at performance in fiscal 2013:

  • Non-political advertising revenues were $269 million, compared to $271 million in the prior year.  The automotive (+8 percent), furnishings (+6 percent) and media (+18 percent) categories were stronger. 
  • Political revenues were a record $39 million.
  • Other revenues and operating expenses both increased, due primarily to growth in retransmission revenues from cable and satellite television operators, and programming fees paid to affiliated networks.
  • EBITDA margin was 40 percent. 

Meredith's connection with viewers also strengthened in fiscal 2013.  Meredith's stations in Hartford, Portland and Saginaw maintained their market leadership in news.  In addition, morning and evening news ratings in Kansas City and Las Vegas each grew by more than 50 percent, while late news ratings grew substantially in Nashville.  

Digital traffic was strong in fiscal 2013, driven by initiatives to improve content and search engine optimization, as well as continued focus on mobile apps aimed at news, sports and weather-related information.

Meredith Video Studios agreed to significantly expand the reach of its daily syndicated The Better Show through an agreement with Crown Media Family Networks to distribute the program on the Hallmark Channel beginning in September 2013.  The agreement gives the program its first national cable distribution platform as the Hallmark Channel is available in nearly 90 million homes.  In addition, The Better Show was renewed for a seventh season in syndication.            

"Our record financial performance speaks to the fundamental strength of our television broadcasting business," said Local Media Group President Paul Karpowicz.  "We continue to engage viewers with compelling content across media platforms to position ourselves for ongoing growth."

Fiscal 2013 fourth quarter Local Media Group revenues rose 9 percent to $92 million.  Operating profit grew to $28 million, as higher retransmission-related revenues were partially offset by higher programming fees paid to affiliated networks, and $3 million less of political advertising revenues.

OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Consistent with its TSR strategy, Meredith raised its dividend in February 2013 by 7 percent to an annual rate of $1.63 per share, the 20th straight year of an increase.  In addition, Meredith repurchased 1.5 million shares of its stock in fiscal 2013.  At June 30, 2013, $32 million remained under the current repurchase authorization.

Total debt was $350 million at June 30, 2013, and the weighted average interest rate was 3.6 percent.  Meredith's debt-to-EBITDA ratio for the 12 months ended June 30, 2013, was 1.3 to 1. 

Corporate expenses increased $16 million in fiscal 2013 compared to the prior year due primarily to professional fees related to a strategic transaction that did not materialize, along with higher performance-based incentive accruals, consulting expenses and higher investment spending on Next Issue Media.

All earnings per share figures in the text of this release are diluted.  Both basic and diluted earnings per share can be found in the attached Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings.  All fiscal 2013 and fourth quarter financial comparisons are against the prior-year periods.  Information on the special items in both fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2012 is available in Tables 1-4.

OUTLOOK

Meredith currently expects full year fiscal 2014 earnings per share to range from $2.60 to $2.95.  The Local Media Group will be cycling against a record $39 million in net political advertising revenues recorded in fiscal 2013, partially offset by increased retransmission fees.

Looking at the first quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to the prior-year period:

  • National Media Group total advertising revenues are expected to be up slightly.
  • Local Media Group total revenues are expected to be up slightly, with non-political advertising revenues up in the low-single-digit range.  Meredith will be cycling against $12 million in net political advertising revenues recorded in the prior-year period. 
  • Meredith currently expects fiscal 2014 first quarter earnings per share to range from $0.48 to $0.53.

A number of uncertainties remain that may affect Meredith's outlook as stated in this press release for the first quarter and full year fiscal 2014.  These and other uncertainties are referenced below under "Safe Harbor" and in certain filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

CONFERENCE CALL WEBCAST

Meredith will host a conference call on July 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. EDT to discuss fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and full year results.  A live webcast will be accessible to the public on the Company's website, www.meredith.com, and a replay will be available for two weeks.  A transcript will be available within 48 hours of the call at www.meredith.com.

RATIONALE FOR USE AND ACCESS TO NON-GAAP RESULTS

Management uses and presents GAAP and non-GAAP results to evaluate and communicate its performance. Non-GAAP measures should not be construed as alternatives to GAAP measures. EBITDA is a common supplemental measure of performance used by investors and financial analysts. Management believes that EBITDA provides an additional analytical tool to clarify the Company's results from core operations and delineate underlying trends. Meredith does not use EBITDA as a measure of liquidity or funds available for management's discretionary use because they include certain contractual and non-discretionary expenditures.

Results on a comparable basis, as well as those excluding the special items recorded in fiscal 2013 and 2012, are supplemental non-GAAP financial measures.  While these adjusted results are not a substitute for reported results under GAAP, management believes this information is useful as an aid in better understanding Meredith's current performance, performance trends and financial condition.  Reconciliations of non-GAAP to GAAP measures are attached to this press release and will be made available at www.meredith.com.

SAFE HARBOR

This release contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties.  These statements are based on management's current knowledge and estimates of factors affecting the Company and its operations.  Statements in this release that are forward-looking include, but are not limited to, the statements regarding advertising revenues, along with the Company's revenue and earnings per share outlook for the first quarter and full year fiscal 2014.

Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated.  Factors that could adversely affect future results include, but are not limited to, downturns in national and/or local economies; a softening of the domestic advertising market; world, national or local events that could disrupt broadcast television; increased consolidation among major advertisers or other events depressing the level of advertising spending; the unexpected loss or insolvency of one or more major clients; the integration of acquired businesses; changes in consumer reading, purchasing and/or television viewing patterns; increases in paper, postage, printing, syndicated programming or other costs; changes in television network affiliation agreements; technological developments affecting products or methods of distribution; changes in government regulations affecting the Company's industries; increases in interest rates; and the consequences of acquisitions and/or dispositions.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

ABOUT MEREDITH CORPORATION

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) is the leading media and marketing company serving American women.  Meredith reaches 100 million American women every month through multiple well-known national brands – including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, Allrecipes, EveryDay with Rachael Ray and FamilyFun – and local television brands in fast-growing markets.  Meredith is the industry leader in creating content in key consumer interest areas such as home, family, food, health and wellness and self-development. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including print, television, digital, mobile, tablets, and video – to give consumers content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.  

Additionally, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing serves the nation's top brands and companies by delivering content-powered engagement for a hyper-connected world.  Its deep expertise in digital, mobile, social, healthcare, analytics and international marketing enable it to provide cutting-edge cross-channel customer management for many of the world's most popular brands. 

A hallmark of Meredith's business model and financial profile is its ability to consistently generate substantial free cash flow by leveraging the strength of its multi-platform portfolio.  Meredith is committed to increasing Total Shareholder Return through dividend payments, share repurchases and strategic business investments.  Meredith has paid a dividend for 66 straight years and increased its dividend for 20 consecutive years.  Meredith currently pays an annual dividend of $1.63 per share, resulting in a dividend yield of approximately 4 percent.

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Unaudited)










Three Months


Twelve Months

Periods ended June 30, 

2013


2012


2013


2012

(In thousands except per share data)








Revenues








Advertising 

$ 204,231


$ 210,390


$ 823,690


$ 769,815

Circulation

87,878


78,432


322,223


285,254

All other

94,864


85,726


325,427


321,618

  Total revenues

386,973


374,548


1,471,340


1,376,687

Operating expenses








Production, distribution, and editorial

144,725


142,395


561,058


547,564

Selling, general, and administrative

172,853


165,181


654,098


599,026

Depreciation and amortization

11,365


12,582


45,350


44,326

  Total operating expenses

328,943


320,158


1,260,506


1,190,916

Income from operations

58,030


54,390


210,834


185,771

Interest expense, net

(3,200)


(3,997)


(13,430)


(12,896)

  Earnings before income taxes

54,830


50,393


197,404


172,875

Income taxes

(21,027)


(20,411)


(73,754)


(68,503)

Net earnings

$  33,803


$  29,982


$ 123,650


$ 104,372









Basic earnings per share

$      0.76


$      0.67


$      2.78


$      2.33

Basic average shares outstanding

44,512


44,652


44,455


44,825









Diluted earnings per share

$      0.75


$      0.67


$      2.74


$      2.31

Diluted average shares outstanding

45,193


45,044


45,085


45,100









Dividends paid per share

$  0.4075


$  0.3825


$   1.5800


$   1.4025

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries 

Segment Information (Unaudited)










Three Months


Twelve Months

Periods ended June 30, 

2013


2012


2013


2012

(In thousands)








Revenues








National media








  Advertising

$ 134,264


$ 137,699


$   515,831


$   492,313

  Circulation

87,878


78,432


322,223


285,254

  Other revenues

72,419


73,724


257,141


282,818

    Total national media

294,561


289,855


1,095,195


1,060,385

Local media








  Non-political advertising

69,242


69,420


268,861


270,731

  Political advertising

725


3,271


38,998


6,771

  Other revenues

22,445


12,002


68,286


38,800

    Total local media

92,412


84,693


376,145


316,302

Total revenues

$ 386,973


$ 374,548


$ 1,471,340


$ 1,376,687









Operating profit








National media

$  43,393


$  37,889


$   137,985


$   133,020

Local media

27,676


27,424


124,116


88,291

Unallocated corporate 

(13,039)


(10,923)


(51,267)


(35,540)

Income from operations

$  58,030


$  54,390


$   210,834


$   185,771









Depreciation and amortization








National media

$    4,741


$    5,809


$     19,199


$     17,617

Local media

6,206


6,269


24,471


24,732

Unallocated corporate 

418


504


1,680


1,977

Total depreciation and amortization

$  11,365


$  12,582


$     45,350


$     44,326









EBITDA1








National media

$  48,134


$  43,698


$   157,184


$   150,637

Local media

33,882


33,693


148,587


113,023

Unallocated corporate 

(12,621)


(10,419)


(49,587)


(33,563)

Total EBITDA1

$  69,395


$  66,972


$   256,184


$   230,097









1 EBITDA is net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)






 June 30, 


 June 30, 

Assets

2013


2012

(In thousands)




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$     27,674


$     25,820

Accounts receivable, net

232,305


215,526

Inventories

28,386


22,559

Current portion of subscription acquisition costs

97,982


75,446

Current portion of broadcast rights

2,831


3,408

Other current assets

18,514


16,677

Total current assets

407,692


359,436

Property, plant, and equipment

464,255


455,271

Less accumulated depreciation

(277,938)


(260,967)

Net property, plant, and equipment

186,317


194,304

Subscription acquisition costs

99,433


75,368

Broadcast rights

3,634


943

Other assets

69,848


66,858

Intangible assets, net

584,281


586,263

Goodwill

788,854


733,127

Total assets

$ 2,140,059


$ 2,016,299





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities




Current portion of long-term debt

$     50,000


$   105,000

Current portion of long-term broadcast rights payable

4,089


6,752

Accounts payable

78,458


72,911

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

132,676


117,071

Current portion of unearned subscription revenues

191,448


180,852

Total current liabilities

456,671


482,586

Long-term debt

300,000


275,000

Long-term broadcast rights payable

5,096


3,695

Unearned subscription revenues

163,809


141,408

Deferred income taxes

247,487


204,054

Other noncurrent liabilities

112,700


112,111

Total liabilities

1,285,763


1,218,854

Shareholders' equity




Common stock

36,242


35,791

Class B stock

8,324


8,716

Additional paid-in capital

50,170


53,275

Retained earnings

775,901


722,778

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(16,341)


(23,115)

Total shareholders' equity

854,296


797,445

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$ 2,140,059


$ 2,016,299

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)









Years ended June 30, 

2013


2012

(In thousands)




Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 189,087


$ 181,930





Cash flows from investing activities




  Acquisitions of businesses 

(50,190)


(248,964)

  Additions to property, plant, and equipment 

(25,969)


(35,718)

Net cash used in investing activities 

(76,159)


(284,682)





Cash flows from financing activities




  Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

175,000


355,000

  Repayments of long-term debt 

(205,000)


(170,000)

  Dividends paid 

(70,527)


(62,994)

  Purchases of Company stock 

(54,734)


(26,881)

  Proceeds from common stock issued 

39,519


5,908

  Excess tax benefits from share-based payments 

5,438


495

  Other

(770)


(677)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 

(111,074)


100,851

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 

1,854


(1,901)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

25,820


27,721

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$  27,674


$  25,820

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Table 1

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures













Special Items- The following table shows results of operations excluding special items and as reported with the difference being the special items. Results of operations excluding special items are non-GAAP measures. Management's rationale for presenting non-GAAP measures is included in the text of this earnings release.













Periods Ended June 30, 2013

Three Months 


Twelve Months 


Excluding Special Items


Special Items


As Reported


Excluding Special Items


Special Items


As Reported

(In thousands except per share data)












Revenues












Advertising 

$ 204,231


$       -


$ 204,231


$ 823,690


$        -


$ 823,690

Circulation

87,878


-


87,878


322,223


-


322,223

All other

94,864


-


94,864


325,427


-


325,427

  Total revenues

386,973


-


386,973


1,471,340


-


1,471,340

Operating expenses












Production, distribution, and editorial

144,725


-


144,725


561,058


-


561,058

Selling, general, and administrative

172,853


-


172,853


641,960


12,138

(a)

654,098

Depreciation and amortization

11,365


-


11,365


45,350


-


45,350

  Total operating expenses

328,943


-


328,943


1,248,368


12,138


1,260,506

Income from operations

58,030


-


58,030


222,972


(12,138)


210,834

Interest expense, net

(3,200)


-


(3,200)


(13,430)


-


(13,430)

  Earnings before income taxes

54,830


-


54,830


209,542


(12,138)


197,404

Income taxes

(21,027)


-


(21,027)


(78,428)


4,674


(73,754)

Net earnings

$   33,803


$       -


$  33,803


$ 131,114


$(7,464)


$ 123,650













Basic earnings per share

$      0.76


$     -


$      0.76


$      2.95


$  (0.17)


$      2.78

Basic average shares outstanding

44,512


44,512


44,512


44,455


44,455


44,455













Diluted earnings per share

$      0.75


$     -


$      0.75


$      2.91


$  (0.17)


$      2.74

Diluted average shares outstanding

45,193


45,193


45,193


45,085


45,085


45,085

























(a) Professional fees and expenses related to a transaction that did not materialize of $5.1 million, severance costs of $7.4 million, and vacated lease accruals of $0.4 million partially offset by a $0.8 million reduction in previously accrued restructuring charges

 

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries 

Table 2

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures













Special Items- The following table shows results of operations excluding special items and as reported with the difference being the special items. Results of operations excluding special items are non-GAAP measures. Management's rationale for presenting non-GAAP measures is included in the text of this earnings release.













Periods Ended June 30, 2013

Three Months 


Twelve Months 


Excluding Special  Items


Special Items


As Reported


Excluding Special Items


Special Items


As Reported

(In thousands)












Revenues












National media












  Advertising

$ 134,264


$       -


$ 134,264


$   515,831


$          -


$   515,831

  Circulation

87,878


-


87,878


322,223


-


322,223

  Other revenues

72,419


-


72,419


257,141


-


257,141

    Total national media

294,561


-


294,561


1,095,195


-


1,095,195

Local media












  Non-political advertising

69,242


-


69,242


268,861


-


268,861

  Political advertising

725


-


725


38,998


-


38,998

  Other revenues

22,445


-


22,445


68,286


-


68,286

    Total local media

92,412


-


92,412


376,145


-


376,145

Total revenues

$ 386,973


$       -


$ 386,973


$ 1,471,340


$          -


$ 1,471,340













Operating profit












National media

$   43,393


$       -


$  43,393


$   143,533


$  (5,548)

(a)

$   137,985

Local media

27,676


-


27,676


125,611


(1,495)

(b)

124,116

Unallocated corporate 

(13,039)


-


(13,039)


(46,172)


(5,095)

(c)

(51,267)

Income from operations

$   58,030


$       -


$  58,030


$   222,972


$(12,138)


$   210,834













Depreciation and amortization












National media

$     4,741


$       -


$    4,741


$     19,199


$          -


$     19,199

Local media

6,206


-


6,206


24,471


-


24,471

Unallocated corporate 

418


-


418


1,680


-


1,680

Total depreciation and amortization

$   11,365


$       -


$  11,365


$     45,350


$          -


$     45,350













EBITDA1












National media

$   48,134


$       -


$  48,134


$   162,732


$  (5,548)

(a)

$   157,184

Local media

33,882


-


33,882


150,082


(1,495)

(b)

148,587

Unallocated corporate 

(12,621)


-


(12,621)


(44,492)


(5,095)

(c)

(49,587)

Total EBITDA1

$   69,395


$       -


$  69,395


$   268,322


$(12,138)


$   256,184













1EBITDA is net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.













(a) Severance costs of $5.9 million and a vacated lease accrual of $0.4 million partially offset by a $0.8 million reduction in previously accrued restructuring charges

(b) Severance costs

(c) Professional fees and expenses related to a transaction that did not materialize

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Table 3

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures













Special Items- The following table shows results of operations excluding special items and as reported with the difference being the special items. Results of operations excluding special items are non-GAAP measures. Management's rationale for presenting non-GAAP measures is included in the text of this earnings release.













Periods Ended June 30, 2012

Three Months 


Twelve Months 


Excluding Special Items


Special Items


As Reported


Excluding Special Items


Special Items


As Reported

(In thousands except per share data)












Revenues












Advertising 

$ 210,390


$       -


$ 210,390


$ 769,815


$        -


$ 769,815

Circulation

78,432


-


78,432


285,254


-


285,254

All other

85,726


-


85,726


321,618


-


321,618

  Total revenues

374,548


-


374,548


1,376,687


-


1,376,687

Operating expenses












Production, distribution, and editorial

142,395


-


142,395


547,539


25

(a)

547,564

Selling, general, and administrative

165,181


-


165,181


584,381


14,645

(b)

599,026

Depreciation and amortization

12,582


-


12,582


44,326


-


44,326

  Total operating expenses

320,158


-


320,158


1,176,246


14,670


1,190,916

Income from operations

54,390


-


54,390


200,441


(14,670)


185,771

Interest expense, net

(3,997)


-


(3,997)


(12,896)


-


(12,896)

  Earnings before income taxes

50,393


-


50,393


187,545


(14,670)


172,875

Income taxes

(20,411)


-


(20,411)


(74,543)


6,040


(68,503)

Net earnings

$   29,982


$       -


$  29,982


$ 113,002


$(8,630)


$ 104,372













Basic earnings per share

$      0.67


$     -


$      0.67


$      2.52


$  (0.19)


$      2.33

Basic average shares outstanding

44,652


44,652


44,652


44,825


44,825


44,825













Diluted earnings per share

$      0.67


$     -


$      0.67


$      2.50


$  (0.19)


$      2.31

Diluted average shares outstanding

45,044


45,044


45,044


45,100


45,100


45,100













(a) Write-down of art and manuscript inventory

(b) Severance costs of $10.0 million, Allrecipes.com acquisition costs of $2.5 million, vacated lease accruals of $2.7 million, and other net miscellaneous write-downs and accruals of $0.5 million partially offset by a $1.0 million reduction in contingent consideration payable

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries 

Table 4

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures













Special Items- The following table shows results of operations excluding special items and as reported with the difference being the special items. Results of operations excluding special items are non-GAAP measures. Management's rationale for presenting non-GAAP measures is included in the text of this earnings release.













Periods Ended June 30, 2012

Three Months 


Twelve Months 


Excluding Special Items


Special Items


As Reported


Excluding Special Items


Special Items


As Reported

(In thousands)












Revenues












National media












  Advertising

$ 137,699


$       -


$ 137,699


$   492,313


$          -


$      492,313

  Circulation

78,432


-


78,432


285,254


-


285,254

  Other revenues

73,724


-


73,724


282,818


-


282,818

    Total national media

289,855


-


289,855


1,060,385


-


1,060,385

Local media












  Non-political advertising

69,420


-


69,420


270,731


-


270,731

  Political advertising

3,271


-


3,271


6,771


-


6,771

  Other revenues

12,002


-


12,002


38,800


-


38,800

    Total local media

84,693


-


84,693


316,302


-


316,302

Total revenues

$ 374,548


$       -


$ 374,548


$ 1,376,687


$          -


$    1,376,687













Operating profit












National media

$   37,889


$       -


$  37,889


$   146,501


$(13,481)

(a)

$      133,020

Local media

27,424


-


27,424


89,480


(1,189)

(b)

88,291

Unallocated corporate 

(10,923)


-


(10,923)


(35,540)




(35,540)

Income from operations

$   54,390


$       -


$  54,390


$   200,441


$(14,670)


$      185,771













Depreciation and amortization












National media

$     5,809


$       -


$    5,809


$     17,617


$          -


$        17,617

Local media

6,269


-


6,269


24,732


-


24,732

Unallocated corporate 

504


-


504


1,977


-


1,977

Total depreciation and amortization

$   12,582


$       -


$  12,582


$     44,326


$          -


$        44,326













EBITDA1












National media

$   43,698


$       -


$  43,698


$   164,118


$(13,481)

(a)

$      150,637

Local media

33,693


-


33,693


114,212


(1,189)

(b)

113,023

Unallocated corporate 

(10,419)


-


(10,419)


(33,563)


-


(33,563)

Total EBITDA1

$   66,972


$       -


$  66,972


$   244,767


$(14,670)


$      230,097













1EBITDA is net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.













(a) Severance costs of $9.9 million, Allrecipes.com acquisition costs of $2.5 million, vacated lease accrual of $1.6 million, and other net miscellaneous write-downs and accruals of $0.5 million partially offset by a $1.0 million reduction in contingent consideration payable

(b) Severance costs of $0.1 million and a vacated lease accrual of $1.1 million

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries 

Table 5

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures













Years ended June 30,

2013


2012


Change







National media advertising revenues






  On a comparable basis 1

$ 463,668


$ 492,313


(6)%

  Other

52,163


-



  Total 

$ 515,831


$ 492,313


5 %













National media digital advertising revenues






  On a comparable basis 1

$  54,674


$  48,877


12 %

  Other

24,484


-



  Total 

$  79,158


$  48,877


62 %



















1 Results on a comparable basis include print advertising for all magazines with a corresponding issue in the prior year and current year periods and/or digital advertising revenues for all properties with results in both the prior year and current year periods

 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Table 6

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures











EBITDA










Consolidated EBITDA, which is reconciled to net earnings in the following tables, is defined as net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.


Segment EBITDA is a measure of segment earnings before depreciation and amortization.

Segment EBITDA margin is defined as segment EBITDA divided by segment revenues.












Three months ended June 30, 2013


Twelve months ended June 30, 2013


National
Media

Local
Media

Unallocated Corporate

Total


National
Media

Local
Media

Unallocated Corporate

Total

(In thousands)










Revenues

$ 294,561

$ 92,412

$              -

$ 386,973


$ 1,095,195

$ 376,145

$              -

$ 1,471,340











Operating profit

$  43,393

$ 27,676

$     (13,039)

$  58,030


$   137,985

$ 124,116

$     (51,267)

$   210,834

Depreciation and amortization

4,741

6,206

418

11,365


19,199

24,471

1,680

45,350

EBITDA

$  48,134

$ 33,882

$     (12,621)

69,395


$   157,184

$ 148,587

$     (49,587)

256,184

Less:










Depreciation and amortization




(11,365)





(45,350)

Net interest expense




(3,200)





(13,430)

Income taxes




(21,027)





(73,754)

Net earnings




$  33,803





$   123,650











Segment EBITDA margin

16.3%

36.7%




14.4%

39.5%














Three months ended June 30, 2012


Twelve months ended June 30, 2012


National
Media

Local
Media

Unallocated Corporate

Total


National
Media

Local
Media

Unallocated Corporate

Total

(In thousands)










Revenues

$ 289,855

$ 84,693

$              -

$ 374,548


$ 1,060,385

$ 316,302

$              -

$ 1,376,687











Operating profit

$  37,889

$ 27,424

$     (10,923)

$  54,390


$   133,020

$  88,291

$     (35,540)

$   185,771

Depreciation and amortization

5,809

6,269

504

12,582


17,617

24,732

1,977

44,326

EBITDA

$  43,698

$ 33,693

$     (10,419)

66,972


$   150,637

$ 113,023

$     (33,563)

230,097

Less:










Depreciation and amortization




(12,582)





(44,326)

Net interest expense




(3,997)





(12,896)

Income taxes




(20,411)





(68,503)

Net earnings




$  29,982





$   104,372











Segment EBITDA margin

15.1%

39.8%




14.2%

35.7%



SOURCE Meredith Corporation



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