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Tribune Media Company Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

May 10, 2016

NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Media Company (the "Company") (NYSE: TRCO) today reported its results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

FIRST QUARTER 2016 HIGHLIGHTS (compared to first quarter 2015 unless noted)

  • Consolidated operating revenues increased 10% to $520.5 million
  • Core advertising revenues increased 2.2% to $291.8 million
  • Net political advertising revenues of $15.3 million increased 169% compared to pro forma1 first quarter 2012
  • Retransmission consent revenue increased 21% to $83.5 million
  • Carriage fee revenue increased 44% to $31.0 million
  • WGN America primetime ratings2 increased 51%, driven by the success of our two original programs, Outsiders and Underground, which premiered in the first quarter
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA decreased 18%, primarily due to higher programming and promotion expenses related to premiering the two original programs mentioned above
  • Company reaffirms 2016 full year financial guidance

"We had yet another quarter of strong top-line growth," said Peter Liguori, Tribune Media's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our broadcast business posted solid results, highlighted by continued growth in core advertising, retransmission consent and carriage fee revenues, as well as very strong spending on political advertising.  At our cable network, WGN America, the undeniable success of this quarter's two new original series, Outsiders and Underground, demonstrates that our plan to reinvent the network is working better than we could have imagined. We are pleased with our first quarter results and as our reaffirmed full year guidance indicates, we expect significant Adjusted EBITDA growth for the remainder of 2016."   

FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

Consolidated

Consolidated operating revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were $520.5 million compared to $472.7 million in the first quarter of 2015, representing an increase of $47.8 million, or 10%.  The increase was driven by higher advertising, retransmission consent and carriage fee revenues as well as an increase in Digital and Data revenues.

Consolidated operating profit was $27.2 million for the first quarter of 2016 compared to $60.9 million in the first quarter of 2015, representing a decline of $33.7 million, or 55%. The decline was primarily attributable to higher programming and promotion expenses as a result of premiering two original series on WGN America in the quarter whereas no original series premiered in the first quarter of 2015, higher network affiliate fees, impairment charges for certain real estate properties and higher expenses from Digital and Data acquisitions in the second quarter of 2015.  These factors were partially offset by higher revenues discussed above.

Diluted earnings per common share for the first quarter of 2016 was $0.12 compared to $0.37 for the first quarter of 2015. Adjusted diluted earnings per share ("Adjusted EPS") for the first quarter of 2016 was $0.18 compared to $0.40 for the first quarter of 2015. Both diluted and Adjusted EPS in the first quarter of 2016 include a $3.8 million, or $0.04 per share, charge related to the write-off of unrealized deferred tax assets related to stock-based compensation included in income tax expense. There was not a similar adjustment recorded in the first quarter of 2015.

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $105.8 million in the first quarter of 2016 from $129.0 million in the first quarter of 2015, representing a decrease of $23.2 million, or 18%. The decline was primarily attributable to an increase in programming and promotion expenses, partially offset by higher advertising, retransmission consent and carriage fee revenues.

Cash distributions from equity investments in the first quarter of 2016 were $89.3 million compared to $94.9 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Television and Entertainment

Revenues were $454.7 million in the first quarter of 2016 compared to $410.3 million in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of $44.4 million, or 11%. The increase was driven by higher net political advertising revenue of $13.3 million, an increase in retransmission consent revenue of $14.7 million, or 21%, an increase in carriage fee revenue of $9.5 million, or 44%, and an increase in core advertising revenues of $6.4 million, or 2.2%.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2016 was $116.0 million compared to $135.0 million in the first quarter of 2015. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter was impacted largely by a planned increase of $25 million in programming expenses and $16 million of promotion expenses, primarily associated with premiering the original series Outsiders and Underground on WGN America.

Digital and Data

Revenues in the first quarter of 2016 were $53.3 million compared to $50.2 million in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of $3.1 million, or 6.1%. The increase was primarily due to the favorable impact of the acquisitions of Infostrada Sports, SportsDirect, Covers and Enswers, all of which were consummated in the second quarter of 2015, and higher video revenues at the legacy business, partially offset by lower music revenues primarily due to lower revenues recognized from auto contracts.

Adjusted EBITDA was $8.9 million in the first quarter of 2016 compared to $12.5 million in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of $3.5 million primarily due to the decline in music revenues, as described above.

Corporate and Other

Real estate revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were $12.6 million compared to $12.2 million for the first quarter of 2015, representing an increase of $0.3 million, or 2.7%.

Corporate and Other Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2016 represented a loss of $19.1 million compared to a loss of $18.5 million in the first quarter of 2015. The increase in loss was primarily a result of an increase in software license fees for new technology applications, partially offset by lower compensation expenses.

RETURN OF CAPITAL TO SHAREHOLDERS

Stock Repurchase Programs

On February 24, 2016, the Board of Directors authorized a new stock repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to $400 million of its outstanding Class A common stock. During the first quarter of 2016, the Company repurchased approximately 341,548 shares of the Company's Class A common stock in open market transactions for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $13 million. As of May 6, 2016, the remaining authorized amount under the current program totaled $368 million. Since the inception of the Company's prior stock repurchase program authorized in October 2014, the Company has purchased an aggregate of 8.5 million shares of the Company's Class A common stock in open market transactions at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $433 million.

Quarterly Dividend

On May 5, 2016, the Company's Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share on the Company's common stock. In addition, holders of the Company's outstanding warrants will receive a cash payment equal to the amount of the dividend paid per share of common stock for each share of common stock such warrants are exercisable into. The dividend is payable on June 6, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 20, 2016. This is the fifth quarterly dividend declared under the Company's dividend program announced on March 6, 2015. Future dividends will be subject to the discretion of the Company's Board of Directors.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

On May 2, 2016, the Company sold its Deerfield Beach, Fla. property for net proceeds of $24 million. On April 13, 2016, the Company entered into an agreement to sell a property located in Pennsylvania and on May 5, 2016, the Company entered into agreements for the sales of the north block of the Los Angeles Times Square property and the Olympic Printing Plant facility located in Los Angeles. Each of the agreements is subject to certain adjustments and customary closing conditions. There can be no assurance that these sales will be completed in a timely manner or at all. The previous agreement for the sale of the Los Angeles Times Square property, which was entered into on December 28, 2015, was terminated during the first quarter of 2016.

FINANCIAL GUIDANCE

The following represents the Company's financial guidance for the full year 2016 for the current business portfolio.  Given the evaluation of strategic and financial alternatives discussed in our fourth quarter and full year 2015 earnings release, our actual results for the full year may differ materially as the guidance below is based on our assets and operations as they exist today. The following statements, by their nature, are forward-looking and are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, which are discussed below under "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements," and may differ materially from our actual results.

For full year 2016, the Company expects:

Consolidated revenues to be between $2.25 billion and $2.28 billion
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to be between $615 million and $645 million

Television and Entertainment segment revenues to be between $1.975 billion and $2.000 billion
Television and Entertainment segment Adjusted EBITDA to be between $640 million and $665 million

Digital and Data segment revenues to be between $225 million and $235 million
Digital and Data segment Adjusted EBITDA to be between $47 million and $50 million

Real estate revenues to be approximately $49 million
Real estate expenses to be approximately $26 million
Corporate expenses to be between $93 million and $95 million
Corporate and Other Adjusted EBITDA to be between $(70) million and $(72) million

Capital expenditures to be approximately $127 million ($63 million of which is non-recurring)
Cash taxes to be between $115 million and $125 million
Cash interest to be approximately $160 million

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its first quarter results and a presentation deck will be posted to our website in advance of the call. The conference call can be accessed on the Investor Relations homepage of Tribune Media's website at www.tribunemedia.com, or by dialing (888) 317-6003 (domestic) or (412) 317-6061 (international). The confirmation code is 8034739.

An audio webcast replay will be available in the Events and Presentations section of the Tribune Media website approximately one hour after completion of the call. A replay of the call will also be available until May 17, 2016 at (877) 344-7529 (domestic) or (412) 317-0088 (international). The confirmation code for the replay is 10084442.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world's leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes a discussion of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS for the Company and Adjusted EBITDA for our operating segments (Television and Entertainment, Digital and Data, and Corporate and Other) and presents Broadcast Cash Flow for our Television and Entertainment segment. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow are financial measures that are not recognized under accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. ("GAAP"). Adjusted EPS is calculated based on net income (loss) before investment transactions, loss on extinguishment of debt, certain adjustments to income on equity investments, net, certain special items (including severance), non-operating items, gain (loss) on sales of real estate, goodwill and other intangible asset and program impairments and other non-cash charges and reorganization items per common share. Adjusted EBITDA for the Company is defined as net income (loss) before  income taxes, investment transactions, loss on extinguishment of debt, interest and dividend income, interest expense, pension expense (credit), equity income and losses, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, certain special items (including severance), non-operating items, gain (loss) on sales of real estate, goodwill and other intangible asset and program impairments and other non-cash charges and reorganization items. Adjusted EBITDA for the Company's operating segments is calculated as segment operating profit plus depreciation, amortization, pension expense (credit), stock-based compensation, goodwill and other intangible asset and program impairments and other non-cash charges and certain special items (including severance). Broadcast Cash Flow for the Television and Entertainment segment is calculated as Television and Entertainment Adjusted EBITDA plus broadcast rights amortization expense less broadcast rights cash payments.  We believe that Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow are measures commonly used by investors to evaluate our performance with that of our competitors. We also present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe investors, analysts and rating agencies consider it useful in measuring our ability to meet our debt service obligations. We further believe that the disclosure of Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow is useful to investors as these non-GAAP measures are used, among other measures, by our management to evaluate our performance. By disclosing Adjusting EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow, we believe that we create for investors a greater understanding of, and an enhanced level of transparency into, the means by which our management operates our company. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow are not measures presented in accordance with GAAP, and our use of these terms may vary from that of others in our industry. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating profit, revenues, cash provided by operating activities or any other measures derived in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance or liquidity.  The tables at the end of this press release include reconciliations of consolidated Adjusted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA and segment Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.  No reconciliation of the forecasted range for Adjusted EBITDA on a consolidated or segment basis for fiscal 2016 is included in this release because we are unable to quantify certain amounts that would be required to be included in the GAAP measure without unreasonable efforts and we believe such reconciliations would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control.  Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements concerning our financial outlook and guidance, including our 2016 forecasted revenues, Adjusted EBITDA and other consolidated and segment financial performance guidance, our real estate monetization strategy, exploration of strategic and financial alternatives and other corporate initiatives, the conditions in our industry, our operations, our economic performance and financial condition, including, in particular, statements relating to our business and growth strategy and product development efforts. Important factors that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are uncertainties discussed below and in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 29, 2016.  "Forward-looking statements" include all statements that do not relate solely to historical or current facts, and can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "might," "will," "could" "should," "estimate," "project," "plan," "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "outlook," "seek," "designed," "assume," "implied," "believe" and other similar expressions. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. These forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions by our management that, although we believe to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain and subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. 

The following list represents some, but not necessarily all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from projected or historical results or those anticipated or predicted by these forward-looking statements: changes in advertising demand and audience shares; competition and other economic conditions including incremental fragmentation of the media landscape and competition from other media alternatives; changes in the overall market for broadcast and cable television advertising, including through regulatory and judicial rulings;  our ability to protect our intellectual property and other proprietary rights; availability and cost of quality network, syndicated and sports programming affecting our television ratings; the loss, cost and / or modification of our network affiliation agreements; our ability to renegotiate retransmission consent agreements with multichannel video programming distributors; our ability to expand our Digital and Data business operations internationally; our ability to realize the full value, or successfully complete the planned divestitures of  our real estate assets; the incurrence of additional tax-related liabilities related to historical income tax returns; our ability to expand our operations internationally; the timing and administration by the FCC of a potential auction of spectrum and our ability to monetize our spectrum through sales channel sharing arrangements or relocations; the  incurrence of costs to address contamination issues at sites owned, operated or used by our businesses; adverse results from litigation, governmental investigations or tax-related proceedings or audits; our ability to settle unresolved claims filed in connection with our and certain of our direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries' Chapter 11 cases and resolve the appeals seeking to overturn the bankruptcy court order confirming the First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization for Tribune Company and its Subsidiaries; our ability to satisfy pension and other postretirement employee benefit obligations; our ability to attract and retain employees; the effect of labor strikes, lock-outs and labor negotiations; our ability to realize benefits or synergies from acquisitions or divestitures or to operate our businesses effectively following acquisitions or divestitures; our ability to successfully execute our business strategy, including our exploration of strategic and financial alternatives to enhance shareholder value; the financial performance of our equity method investments; the impairment of our existing goodwill and other intangible assets; compliance with government regulations applicable to the television and radio broadcasting industry; changes in accounting standards; the payment of  cash dividends on our common stock; impact of increases in interest rates on our variable rate indebtedness or refinancings thereof; impact of foreign currency exchange rate changes; our indebtedness and ability to comply with covenants applicable to our debt financing and other contractual commitments; our ability to satisfy future capital and liquidity requirements;  our ability to access the credit and capital markets at the times and in the amounts needed and on acceptable terms and other events beyond our control that may result in unexpected adverse operating results.  In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release may not in fact occur. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

 

TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands of dollars, except per share data)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2016


March 29, 2015

Operating Revenues




Television and Entertainment

$

454,697



$

410,300


Digital and Data

53,253



50,202


Other

12,565



12,235


Total operating revenues

520,515



472,737


Operating Expenses




Programming

124,167



93,516


Direct operating expenses

114,076



102,988


Selling, general and administrative

188,340



150,473


Depreciation

17,338



17,054


Amortization

49,378



47,771


Total operating expenses

493,299



411,802


Operating Profit

27,216



60,935


Income on equity investments, net

38,252



36,934


Interest and dividend income

145



367


Interest expense

(41,976)



(39,212)


Gain on investment transaction



687


Other non-operating gain

496




Reorganization items, net

(434)



(992)


Income Before Income Taxes

23,699



58,719


Income tax expense

12,606



22,302


Net Income

$

11,093



$

36,417










Net Earnings Per Common Share:




Basic

$

0.12



$

0.37


Diluted

$

0.12



$

0.37






Regular dividends declared per common share

$

0.25



$






Special dividends declared per common share

$



$

6.73


 

TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of dollars, except for share and per share data)

(Unaudited)



March 31, 2016


December 31, 2015

Assets




Current Assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

324,636



$

262,644


Restricted cash and cash equivalents

17,579



17,595


Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $7,605 and $8,176)

433,883



466,628


Broadcast rights

158,319



160,240


Income taxes receivable

29,153



42,838


Prepaid expenses

42,822



63,337


Other

26,392



8,663


Total current assets

1,032,784



1,021,945


Properties




Property, plant and equipment

700,313



818,658


Accumulated depreciation

(164,548)



(160,801)


Net properties

535,765



657,857


Other Assets




Broadcast rights

186,580



203,422


Goodwill

3,563,657



3,561,812


Other intangible assets, net

2,192,431



2,240,199


Assets held for sale

313,235



206,422


Investments

1,641,291



1,692,700


Other

107,779



124,506


Total other assets

8,004,973



8,029,061


Total Assets

$

9,573,522



$

9,708,863


 

TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of dollars, except for share and per share data)

(Unaudited)



March 31, 2016


December 31, 2015

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current Liabilities




Accounts payable

$

67,698



$

60,394


Debt due within one year (net of unamortized discounts and debt issuance costs of $7,947 and $7,979)

19,894



19,862


Income taxes payable

4,198



3,458


Employee compensation and benefits

70,191



87,976


Contracts payable for broadcast rights

206,283



236,676


Deferred revenue

40,704



44,721


Interest payable

13,901



33,828


Other

47,183



53,885


Total current liabilities

470,052



540,800


Non-Current Liabilities




Long-term debt (net of unamortized discounts and debt issuance costs of $46,776 and   $48,809)

3,404,562



3,409,489


Deferred income taxes

985,966



984,032


Contracts payable for broadcast rights

349,788



385,107


Contract intangible liability, net

9,436



13,772


Pension obligations, net

450,080



456,073


Postretirement, medical, life and other benefits

15,854



16,092


Other obligations

72,946



71,776


Total non-current liabilities

5,288,632



5,336,341


Total Liabilities

5,758,684



5,877,141






Commitments and Contingent Liabilities








Shareholders' Equity




Preferred stock ($0.001 par value per share)




Authorized: 40,000,000 shares; No shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016 and at December 31, 2015




Class A Common Stock ($0.001 par value per share)




Authorized: 1,000,000,000 shares; 100,334,466 shares issued and 92,422,791 shares outstanding at March 31, 2016 and 100,015,546 shares issued and 92,345,330 shares outstanding at December 31, 2015

100



100


Class B Common Stock ($0.001 par value per share)




Authorized: 1,000,000,000 shares; Issued and outstanding: 5,605 shares at March 31, 2016 and at December 31, 2015




Treasury stock, at cost: 7,911,675 shares at March 31, 2016 and 7,670,216 shares at December 31, 2015

(412,892)



(400,153)


Additional paid-in-capital

4,600,743



4,619,618


Retained deficit

(311,258)



(322,351)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(67,379)



(71,016)


Total Tribune Media Company shareholders' equity

3,809,314



3,826,198


Noncontrolling interest

5,524



5,524


Total shareholders' equity

3,814,838



3,831,722


Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

9,573,522



$

9,708,863


 

TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


March 31, 2016


March 29, 2015

Operating Activities




Net income

$

11,093



$

36,417


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




Stock-based compensation

8,493



7,845


Pension credit, net of contributions

(5,993)



(7,303)


Depreciation

17,338



17,054


Amortization of contract intangible assets and liabilities

(4,003)



(3,461)


Amortization of other intangible assets

49,378



47,771


Income on equity investments, net

(38,252)



(36,934)


Distributions from equity investments

89,346



94,906


Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount

2,786



3,330


Gain on investment transaction



(687)


Loss on sale of real estate



97


Other non-operating gain

(496)




Change in excess tax benefits from stock-based awards



402


Changes in working capital items, excluding effects from acquisitions:




Accounts receivable, net

33,210



25,802


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,775



(12,036)


Accounts payable

9,448



(5,343)


       Employee compensation and benefits, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(44,797)



(7,225)


Deferred revenue

(3,941)



(938)


Income taxes

14,406



(239,850)


Change in broadcast rights, net of liabilities

(46,949)



(11,259)


Deferred income taxes

1,722



172


Other, net

26,735



(3,066)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

122,299



(94,306)


Investing Activities




Capital expenditures

(17,848)



(16,299)


Acquisitions



(109)


Transfers from restricted cash

4




Investments

(88)



(411)


Proceeds from sales of real estate and other assets

1,486



5,617


Net cash used in investing activities

(16,446)



(11,202)


 

TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


March 31, 2016


March 29, 2015

Financing Activities




Repayments of long‑term debt

(6,960)



(1,067)


Long-term debt issuance costs

(622)




Payments of dividends

(23,215)




Common stock repurchases

(8,938)



(172,777)


Change in excess tax benefits from stock-based awards



(402)


Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of share-based awards

(4,126)



(3,618)


Proceeds from stock option exercises



19


Net cash used in financing activities

(43,861)



(177,845)






Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

61,992



(283,353)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

262,644



1,455,183


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

324,636



$

1,171,830






Supplemental Schedule of Cash Flow Information




Cash paid (received) during the period for:




   Interest

$

59,065



$

35,593


   Income taxes, net

$

(3,613)



$

261,914


 

Tribune Media Company - Consolidated
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands of dollars)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2016


March 29, 2015

Revenue

$

520,515



$

472,737










Net Income

$

11,093



$

36,417






Income tax expense

12,606



22,302


Reorganization items, net

434



992


Other non-operating gain

(496)




Gain on investment transaction



(687)


Interest expense

41,976



39,212


Interest and dividend income

(145)



(367)


Income on equity investments, net

(38,252)



(36,934)


Operating Profit

$

27,216



$

60,935


Depreciation

17,338



17,054


Amortization

49,378



47,771


Stock-based compensation

8,493



7,845


Severance and related charges



901


Transaction-related costs

1,841



1,638


Loss on sales of real estate



106


Other

7,561



33


Pension credit

(5,993)



(7,303)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

105,834



$

128,980


 

Tribune Media Company - Television and Entertainment
Reconciliation of Operating Profit to Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow
(in thousands of dollars)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2016


March 29, 2015

Advertising

$

320,284



$

299,702


Retransmission consent fees

83,527



68,813


Carriage fees

31,014



21,502


Barter/trade

10,076



9,226


Copyright royalties

1,343



4,265


Other

8,453



6,792


Total Revenues

$

454,697



$

410,300






Operating Profit

$

58,745



$

79,348


Depreciation

11,016



11,423


Amortization

41,475



41,510


Stock-based compensation

3,652



2,493


Severance and related charges



196


Other

1,079



13


Adjusted EBITDA

$

115,967



$

134,983






Broadcast rights - Amortization

105,460



72,008


Broadcast rights - Cash Payments

(135,457)



(84,715)


Broadcast Cash Flow

$

85,970



$

122,276


 

Tribune Media Company - Digital and Data
Reconciliation of Operating (Loss) Profit to Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands of dollars)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2016


March 29, 2015

Video and other

$

36,764



$

26,222


Music

16,489



23,980


Total Revenues

$

53,253



$

50,202






Operating (Loss) Profit

$

(2,912)



$

3,734


Depreciation

2,897



2,105


Amortization

7,903



6,261


Stock-based compensation

989



551


Severance and related charges



(173)


Transaction-related costs

59




Adjusted EBITDA

$

8,936



$

12,478


 

Tribune Media Company - Corporate and Other
Reconciliation of Operating Loss to Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands of dollars)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2016


March 29, 2015

Total Revenues      

$

12,565



$

12,235










Operating Loss       

$

(28,617)



$

(22,147)


Depreciation          

3,425



3,526


Stock-based compensation   

3,852



4,801


Severance and related charges             



878


Transaction-related costs      

1,782



1,638


Loss on sales of real estate   



106


Other      

6,482



20


Pension credit        

(5,993)



(7,303)


Adjusted EBITDA   

$

(19,069)



$

(18,481)


 

Tribune Media Company - Consolidated
Reconciliation of Diluted EPS to Adjusted EPS
(in thousands of dollars, except per share data)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2016



March 29, 2015


Pre-Tax


After-Tax


Diluted EPS



Pre-Tax


After-Tax


Diluted EPS














Diluted EPS





$

0.12








$

0.37


Reorganization items, net

$

434



$

434



0.00




$

992



$

908



0.01


Other non-operating gain

(496)



(301)



(0.00)









Gain on investment transaction








(687)



(427)



(0.00)


Severance and related charges








901



548



0.01


Transaction-related costs

1,841



1,177



0.01




1,638



1,367



0.01


Loss on sales of real estate








106



65



0.00


Other

7,561



4,598



0.05




33



21



0.00


Adjusted EPS3





$

0.18








$

0.40















 

1 Pro forma Q1 2012 net political advertising revenues include $4.2 million of advertising revenues attributable to Local TV, which was acquired in December 2013.
2 Source: Nielsen - Total Viewers, Live+3
3 Both diluted and Adjusted EPS in the first quarter of 2016 include the impact of a $3.8 million, or $0.04 per share, charge related to the write-off of unrealized deferred tax assets related to stock-based compensation included in income tax expense.

 

SOURCE Tribune Media Company

For further information: INVESTOR CONTACT: Lisa Kampf, Finsbury, (312) 560-6178, lisa.kampf@finsbury.com, or Danielle DeVoe, Director/Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, (646) 563-8296, ddevoe@tribunemedia.com; MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Weitman, SVP/Corporate Relations, (312) 222-3394, gweitman@tribunemedia.com


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