Entravision Communications Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results

Mar 02, 2011, 16:05 ET from Entravision Communications Corporation

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) today reported financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2010.

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 7.  Unaudited financial highlights are as follows:

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2010

2009

% Change

2010

2009

% Change

Net revenue

$

50,647

$

48,066

5%

$

200,476

$

189,231

6%

Operating expenses (1)

30,703

30,149

2%

122,848

122,180

1%

Corporate expenses (2)

7,368

4,316

71%

18,416

14,918

23%

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (3)

16,697

15,005

11%

63,635

55,312

15%

Free cash flow (4)

$

6,215

$

4,780

30%

$

18,878

$

13,956

35%

Free cash flow per share, basic (4)

$

0.07

$

0.06

17%

$

0.22

$

0.17

29%

Net income (loss) applicable to common stockholders

$

(29,273)

$

(34,424)

(15)%

$

(18,086)

$

(50,072)

(64)%

Net income (loss) per share applicable

to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.35)

$

(0.41)

(15)%

$

(0.21)

$

(0.60)

(65)%

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

84,517,508

83,745,069

84,488,930

83,972,709

(1)  Operating expenses include direct operating, selling, general and administrative expenses. Included in operating expenses are $0.6 million and $0.9 million of non-cash stock-based compensation for the three-month periods ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively and $1.4 million and $2.0 million of non-cash stock-based compensation for the twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Operating expenses do not include corporate expenses, depreciation and amortization, impairment charge, gain (loss) on sale of assets and gain (loss) on debt extinguishment.

(2)  Corporate expenses include $0.8 million and $0.9 million of non-cash stock-based compensation for the three-month periods ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively and $1.6 million and $2.0 million of non-cash stock-based compensation for the twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

(3)  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, 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 revolving 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, 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, 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.  

(4)  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, less non-cash interest expense relating to discount amortization on our $400 million aggregate principal amount of 8.750% senior secured first lien notes due 2017 (the "Notes"), less interest income and less the change in the fair value of our interest rate swaps. 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 2010, we saw growth in our revenues, which were positively affected by increased advertising primarily relating to the World Cup and political activity.  In addition, we continue to achieve increased retransmission consent revenue.  Our audience shares remain strong in the nation's most densely populated Hispanic markets, and we believe we remain well positioned to benefit as the U.S. Hispanic market continues to expand and advertisers increasingly recognize the importance of reaching our target audience.  We remain focused on improving our operating performance by capitalizing on the recovering advertising market, while continuing to carefully manage our costs."

Impairment of Television and Radio Segment Intangibles

The Company recorded an impairment charge of $36 million related to television and radio FCC broadcasting licenses and radio goodwill. The write-down was pursuant to ASC 350, which requires that goodwill and certain intangible assets be tested for impairment at least annually, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate the assets might be impaired.

Financial Results

Three Months Ended December 31, 2010 Compared to Three Months Ended December 31, 2009

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31,

2010

2009

% Change

Net revenue

$

50,647

$

48,066

5%

Operating expenses (1)

30,703

30,149

2%

Corporate expenses (1)

7,368

4,316

71%

Depreciation and amortization

4,765

5,140

(7)%

Impairment charge

36,109

47,928

(25)%

Operating income (loss)

(28,298)

(39,467)

(28)%

Interest expense, net

(9,257)

(6,115)

51%

Income (loss) before income taxes

(37,555)

(45,582)

(18)%

Income tax (expense) benefit

8,478

11,228

(24)%

Net income (loss) before equity in net income (loss) of

nonconsolidated affiliates

(29,077)

(34,354)

(15)%

Equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliates

(196)

(70)

180%

Net income (loss)

$

(29,273)

$

(34,424)

(15)%

(1)  Operating expenses and corporate expenses are defined on page 1.

Net revenue increased to $50.6 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2010 from $48.1 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $2.5 million. Of the overall increase, $1.3 million came from our television segment and was primarily attributable to retransmission consent revenue and political advertising revenue. Additionally, $1.2 million of the overall increase came from our radio segment and was primarily attributable to political advertising revenue.

Operating expenses increased to $30.7 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2010 from $30.1 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $0.6 million. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in national representation fees and other expenses associated with the increase in net revenue.

Corporate expenses increased to $7.4 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2010 from $4.3 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $3.1 million. The increase was primarily attributable to the creation of a reserve for a $3.0 million note receivable and accrued interest relating to the sale of our publishing segment in 2003.  

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2010 Compared to Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2009

(Unaudited)

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

2010

2009

% Change

Net revenue

$

200,476

$

189,231

6%

Operating expenses (1)

122,848

122,180

1%

Corporate expenses (1)

18,416

14,918

23%

Depreciation and amortization

19,229

21,033

(9)%

Impairment charge

36,109

50,648

(29)%

Operating income (loss)

3,874

(19,548)

NM

Interest expense, net

(24,169)

(27,489)

(12)%

Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment

(987)

(4,716)

(79)%

Income (loss) before income taxes

(21,282)

(51,753)

(59)%

Income tax (expense) benefit

3,376

1,917

76%

Net income (loss) before equity in net income (loss) of

nonconsolidated affiliates

(17,906)

(49,836)

(64)%

Equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliates

(180)

(236)

(24)%

Net income (loss)

$

(18,086)

$

(50,072)

(64)%

(1)  Operating expenses and corporate expenses are defined on page 1.

Net revenue increased to $200.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 from $189.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $11.3 million. Of the overall increase, $8.2 million came from our television segment and was primarily attributable to revenue from World Cup advertising, retransmission consent revenue, and revenue from political advertising. Additionally, $3.1 million of the overall increase came from our radio segment and was primarily attributable to revenue from World Cup, political and census advertising.

Operating expenses increased to $122.8 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2010 from $122.2 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $0.6 million. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in national representation fees and other expenses associated with the increase in net revenue, partially offset by a decrease in salary expense due to reductions of personnel and salary reductions implemented in 2009.

Corporate expenses increased to $18.4 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2010 from $14.9 million for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $3.5 million. The increase was primarily attributable to the creation of a reserve for a $3.0 million note receivable and accrued interest relating to the sale of our publishing segment in 2003.  Excluding the expenses relating to the note receivable reserve, corporate expenses increased to $15.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 from $14.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $0.5 million, which was primarily attributable to expenses relating to the issuance of the Notes.

Segment Results

The following represents selected unaudited segment information:

Three Months Ended

December 31,

2010

2009

% Change

Net Revenue

Television

$

33,775

$

32,400

4%

Radio

16,872

15,666

8%

Total

$

50,647

$

48,066

5%

Operating Expenses (1)

Television

$

18,229

$

17,640

3%

Radio

12,474

12,509

(0)%

Total

$

30,703

$

30,149

2%

Corporate Expenses (1)

$

7,368

$

4,316

71%

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

16,697

$

15,005

11%

(1)  Operating expenses, Corporate expenses, and Consolidated adjusted EBITDA are defined on page 1.

Entravision Communications Corporation will hold a conference call to discuss its 2010 fourth quarter and full year results on March 2, 2011 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.  To access the conference call, please dial 412-858-4600 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 Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and digital operations to reach Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico. Entravision is the largest affiliate group of both the top-ranked Univision television network and Univision's TeleFutura network, with television stations in 20 of the nation's top 50 Hispanic markets. The company also operates one of the nation's largest groups of primarily Spanish-language radio stations, consisting of 48 owned and operated radio stations. Additionally, Entravision has a variety of cross-platform digital content and sales offerings designed to capitalize on the company's leadership position within the Hispanic broadcasting community. Entravision shares of Class A Common Stock are traded on The New York Stock Exchange 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 Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three-Month Period

Twelve-Month Period

Ended December 31,

Ended December 31,

2010

2009

2010

2009

Net revenue

$

50,647

$

48,066

$

200,476

$

189,231

Expenses:

Direct operating expenses

20,861

20,212

84,802

83,902

Selling, general and administrative expenses

9,842

9,937

38,046

38,278

Corporate expenses

7,368

4,316

18,416

14,918

Depreciation and amortization

4,765

5,140

19,229

21,033

Impairment charge

36,109

47,928

36,109

50,648

78,945

87,533

196,602

208,779

Operating income (loss)

(28,298)

(39,467)

3,874

(19,548)

Interest expense

(9,258)

(6,186)

(24,429)

(27,948)

Interest income 

1

71

260

459

Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment

-

-

(987)

(4,716)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(37,555)

(45,582)

(21,282)

(51,753)

Income tax (expense) benefit

8,478

11,228

3,376

1,917

Income (loss) before equity in net income (loss) of

nonconsolidated affiliate

(29,077)

(34,354)

(17,906)

(49,836)

Equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliate

(196)

(70)

(180)

(236)

Net income (loss) applicable to common stockholders

$

(29,273)

$

(34,424)

$

(18,086)

$

(50,072)

Basic and diluted earnings per share:

Net income (loss) per share applicable to common stockholders,

basic and diluted

$

(0.35)

$

(0.41)

$

(0.21)

$

(0.60)

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

84,517,508

83,745,069

84,488,930

83,972,709

Entravision Communications Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited; in thousands)

Three-Month Period

Twelve-Month Period

Ended December 31,

Ended December 31,

2010

2009

2010

2009

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

(29,273)

$

(34,424)

$

(18,086)

$

(50,072)

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

Depreciation and amortization

4,765

5,140

19,229

21,033

Impairment charge

36,109

47,928

36,109

50,648

Deferred income taxes

(8,556)

(10,885)

(4,342)

(2,351)

Amortization of debt issue costs

445

104

1,140

402

Amortization of syndication contracts

319

292

1,159

1,981

Payments on syndication contracts

(583)

(717)

(2,724)

(2,836)

Equity in net (income) loss of nonconsolidated affiliate

196

70

180

236

Non-cash stock-based compensation

1,367

1,829

2,970

4,034

Gain (loss) on sale of media properties and other assets

-

102

-

-

(Gain) loss on debt extinguishment

-

-

934

945

Reserve for note receivable

3,018

-

3,018

-

Change in fair value of interest rate swap agreements

-

(3,129)

(12,188)

(6,979)

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

(Increase) decrease in restricted cash

214

-

(809)

-

(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable

3,951

3,670

2,091

570

(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets

736

137

310

(484)

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

7,374

(1,525)

8,134

1,662

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

20,082

8,592

37,125

18,789

Cash flows from investing activities:

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment and intangibles

-

8

-

122

Purchases of property and equipment and intangibles

(1,572)

(1,758)

(8,650)

(10,965)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(1,572)

(1,750)

(8,650)

(10,843)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

6

-

239

255

Payments on long-term debt

-

-

(362,949)

(42,572)

Termination of swap agreements

-

-

(4,039)

-

Repurchase of Class A common stock

-

-

-

(1,075)

Proceeds from borrowings on long-term debt

-

-

394,888

-

Payments of deferred debt and offering costs

(1,336)

-

(11,890)

(1,182)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(1,330)

-

16,249

(44,574)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

17,180

6,842

44,724

(36,628)

Cash and cash equivalents:

Beginning

55,210

20,824

27,666

64,294

Ending

$

72,390

$

27,666

$

72,390

$

27,666

Entravision Communications Corporation

Reconciliation of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to Cash Flows From

Operating Activities

(Unaudited; in thousands)

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,

2010

2009

2010

2009

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

16,697

$

15,005

$

63,635

$

55,312

Interest expense

(9,258)

(6,186)

(24,429)

(27,948)

Interest income

1

71

260

459

Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment

-

-

(987)

(4,716)

Income tax (expense) benefit

8,478

11,228

3,376

1,917

Amortization of syndication contracts

(319)

(292)

(1,159)

(1,981)

Payments on syndication contracts

583

717

2,724

2,836

Non-cash stock-based compensation included in direct operating

expenses

(142)

(365)

(454)

(854)

Non-cash stock-based compensation included in selling, general

and administrative expenses

(455)

(524)

(897)

(1,142)

Non-cash stock-based compensation included in corporate expenses

(770)

(940)

(1,619)

(2,038)

Depreciation and amortization

(4,765)

(5,140)

(19,229)

(21,033)

Impairment charge

(36,109)

(47,928)

(36,109)

(50,648)

Reserve for note receivable

(3,018)

-

(3,018)

-

Equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliates

(196)

(70)

(180)

(236)

Net income (loss)

(29,273)

(34,424)

(18,086)

(50,072)

Depreciation and amortization

4,765

5,140

19,229

21,033

Impairment charge

36,109

47,928

36,109

50,648

Deferred income taxes

(8,556)

(10,885)

(4,342)

(2,351)

Amortization of debt issue costs

445

104

1,140

402

Amortization of syndication contracts

319

292

1,159

1,981

Payments on syndication contracts

(583)

(717)

(2,724)

(2,836)

Equity in net (income) loss of nonconsolidated affiliate

196

70

180

236

Non-cash stock-based compensation

1,367

1,829

2,970

4,034

Gain (loss) on sale of media properties and other assets

-

102

-

-

(Gain) loss on debt extinguishment

-

-

934

945

Reserve for note receivable

3,018

-

3,018

-

Change in fair value of interest rate swap agreements

-

(3,129)

(12,188)

(6,979)

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

(Increase) decrease in restricted cash

214

-

(809)

-

(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable

3,951

3,670

2,091

570

(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets

736

137

310

(484)

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

7,374

(1,525)

8,134

1,662

Cash flows from operating activities

$

20,082

$

8,592

$

37,125

$

18,789

(1)   Consolidated adjusted EBITDA is defined on page 1.

Entravision Communications Corporation

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to

Net Income (Loss)

(Unaudited; in thousands)

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,

2010

2009

2010

2009

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

16,697

$

15,005

$

63,635

$

55,312

Net interest expense (1)

8,812

9,140

36,391

34,066

Cash paid for income taxes

78

(343)

966

434

Capital expenditures (2)

1,592

1,428

7,400

6,856

Free cash flow (1)

6,215

4,780

18,878

13,956

Capital expenditures (2)

1,592

1,428

7,400

6,856

Non-cash interest (expense) income relating to amortization of debt

finance costs and interest rate swap agreements

(445)

3,025

12,222

6,577

Non-cash income tax (expense) benefit

8,556

10,885

4,342

2,351

Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment

-

-

(987)

(4,716)

Amortization of syndication contracts

(319)

(292)

(1,159)

(1,981)

Payments on syndication contracts

583

717

2,724

2,836

Non-cash stock-based compensation included in direct operating

expenses

(142)

(365)

(454)

(854)

Non-cash stock-based compensation included in selling, general

and administrative expenses

(455)

(524)

(897)

(1,142)

Non-cash stock-based compensation included in corporate expenses

(770)

(940)

(1,619)

(2,038)

Depreciation and amortization

(4,765)

(5,140)

(19,229)

(21,033)

Impairment charge

(36,109)

(47,928)

(36,109)

(50,648)

Reserve for note receivable

(3,018)

-

(3,018)

-

Equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliates

(196)

(70)

(180)

(236)

Net income (loss)

$

(29,273)

$

(34,424)

$

(18,086)

$

(50,072)

(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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