LIONSGATE REPORTS THIRD QUARTER FISCAL 2014 REVENUE OF $839.9 MILLION, ADJUSTED EBITDA OF $154.1 MILLION AND ADJUSTED NET INCOME OF $96.4 MILLION OR $0.70 ADJUSTED BASIC EPS - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

LIONSGATE REPORTS THIRD QUARTER FISCAL 2014 REVENUE OF $839.9 MILLION, ADJUSTED EBITDA OF $154.1 MILLION AND ADJUSTED NET INCOME OF $96.4 MILLION OR $0.70 ADJUSTED BASIC EPS

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SOURCE Lionsgate

Company Reports Third Quarter Free Cash Flow of $117.4 Million

Record Results Driven By The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Global Box Office Success, Strong International Theatrical Slate and Robust Filmed Entertainment Library Performance

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today reported record quarterly revenue of $839.9 million, record adjusted EBITDA of $154.1 million, net income of $88.8 million or $0.64 basic net income per share, adjusted net income of $96.4 million or $0.70 adjusted basic net income per share and free cash flow of $117.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 (fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013).

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"Our stellar results in the quarter were attributable to our operating performance, the favorable environment for content and the benefits from our strong balance sheet," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  "We will continue to invest in content and embrace innovative models for licensing that content to digital and traditional platforms alike in order to build on this performance and create additional long-term value for our shareholders."

Revenue of $839.9 million for the third quarter increased by 13% compared to $743.6 million in the prior year quarter, driven by the domestic and international box office performance of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as well as contributions from domestic theatrical releases such as Ender's Game and A Madea Christmas and strong international performances from Red 2, Escape Plan and Now You See MeThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire has grossed $860 million at the worldwide box office, a 25% increase over the first Hunger Games film.  The next two films in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be released worldwide on November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015, respectively.

Adjusted EBITDA of $154.1 million in the quarter compared to adjusted EBITDA of $87.2 million in the prior year quarter.

Net income in the quarter was $88.8 million or $0.64 basic net income per share on 137.9 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding compared to $37.8 million or $0.28 basic net income per share on 135.0 million weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the prior year quarter.

Adjusted net income in the quarter of $96.4 million or $0.70 adjusted basic net income per share compared to adjusted net income of $61.4 million or $0.45 adjusted basic net income per share in the prior year quarter.

Adjusted net income in the quarter was driven by record margins, the global box office success of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the strong international theatrical slate discussed above as well as strong results from the Company's filmed entertainment library and lower interest expense.

The Company continues to strengthen its balance sheet and, as of today, has reduced corporate debt by $373 million since December 31, 2012.  The principal amount outstanding on the Company's $800 million revolving credit facility was $194.1 million on December 31, 2013 and less than $70 million on February 6, 2014.  Contractual cash-based interest expense in the third quarter was $11.5 million compared to $18.2 million in the prior year quarter.

During the quarter, the Company declared its first quarterly dividend of $0.05 per common share payable on February 7, 2014 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2013.

Lionsgate's filmed entertainment backlog, or already contracted future revenue not yet recorded, increased to $1.2 billion at December 31, 2013.

The Company's filmed entertainment library had one of its best quarterly performances ever, generating $148.6 million in revenue, a 10% increase from $135.0 million in the prior year quarter.

Overall Motion Picture segment revenue for the quarter was $757.6 million, an increase of 12% from the prior year quarter due to the strong theatrical slate discussed above.  Within the Motion Picture segment, theatrical revenue increased 44% to a quarterly record $277.6 million.

Lionsgate's home entertainment revenue from both motion pictures and television was $200.7 million for the quarter compared to $233.0 million for the prior year quarter as the three wide theatrical releases on home entertainment platforms in the quarter compared to a slate of six wide theatrical releases delivered to home entertainment platforms in the prior year quarter.

Television revenue included in the Motion Picture segment increased 7% to $105.8 million in the quarter, driven by titles such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Warm Bodies, Sinister, Snitch and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

International Motion Picture segment revenue (excluding Lionsgate U.K.) of $117.1 million in the quarter increased 31% from $89.5 million in the prior year quarter as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire led a strong slate that also included Red 2, Escape Plan and Now You See Me.

Lionsgate U.K. posted its best ever quarterly revenue of $55.9 million, a 53% increase from $36.6 million in the prior year quarter driven by the U.K. theatrical release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the third-party title Olympus Has Fallen

Revenue in the Television Production segment was $82.3 million in the quarter, a 17% increase from $70.1 million in the prior year quarter as domestic and international television posted gains that offset a decline in home entertainment revenue from television production.  Episodes of Anger Management, Nashville and Orange is the New Black were among the shows delivered in the quarter.

Lionsgate senior management will hold its analyst and investor conference call to discuss its third quarter fiscal 2014 results at 9:00 A.M. ET/6:00 A.M. PT on Friday, February 7, 2014.  Interested parties may participate live in the conference call by calling 1-800-230-1085 (612-332-0107 outside the U.S. and Canada).  A full digital replay will be available from Friday, February 7 through Friday, February 14 by dialing 1-800-475-6701 (320-365-3844 outside the U.S. and Canada) and using access code 315777.

ABOUT LIONSGATE
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 34 television shows on 22 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed series Orange is the New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, A Madea Christmas, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions' Mud and Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

For further information, please contact:
Peter D. Wilkes
310-255-3726
pwilkes@lionsgate.com

The matters discussed in this press release include forward-looking statements, including those regarding the performance of future fiscal years.  Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results in the future could differ materially and adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the substantial investment of capital required to produce and market films and television series, increased costs for producing and marketing feature films and television series, budget overruns, limitations imposed by our credit facility and notes, unpredictability of the commercial success of our motion pictures and television programming, the cost of defending our intellectual property, difficulties in integrating acquired businesses, risks related to our acquisition strategy and integration of acquired businesses, the effects of disposition of businesses or assets, technological changes and other trends affecting the entertainment industry, and the risk factors as set forth in Lionsgate's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on May 30, 2013, as amended in Lionsgate's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on February 6, 2014, which risk factors are incorporated herein by reference.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect any future events or circumstances.

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



December 31,
 2013


March 31,
 2013


(Amounts in thousands,

except share amounts)

ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$

75,402


$

62,363

Restricted cash

40,443


10,664

Accounts receivable, net of reserves for returns and allowances of $74,276 (March 31, 2013 - $103,418) and provision for doubtful accounts of $6,262 (March 31, 2013 - $4,494)

839,304


787,150

Investment in films and television programs, net

1,303,422


1,244,075

Property and equipment, net

12,706


8,530

Equity method investments

176,607


169,450

Goodwill

323,328


323,328

Other assets

69,575


72,619

Deferred tax assets

69,773


82,690

Total assets

$

2,910,560


$

2,760,869

LIABILITIES




Senior revolving credit facility

$

194,119


$

338,474

Senior secured second-priority notes

225,000


432,277

July 2013 Term Loan

222,664


-

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

305,094


313,620

Participations and residuals

448,416


409,763

Film obligations and production loans

573,949


569,019

Convertible senior subordinated notes

150,672


87,167

Deferred revenue

272,140


254,023

Total liabilities

2,392,054


2,404,343

Commitments and contingencies




SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Common shares, no par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 137,997,761 shares issued (March 31, 2013 - 135,882,899 shares)

728,676


672,915

Accumulated deficit

(207,027)


(309,912)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(3,143)


(6,477)

Total shareholders' equity

518,506


356,526

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,910,560


$

2,760,869

 

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues

$

839,939


$

743,645


$

1,908,396


$

1,922,433

Expenses:








Direct operating

397,513


402,334


965,756


971,382

Distribution and marketing

233,535


210,053


550,497


625,204

General and administration

65,577


46,900


186,120


143,274

Depreciation and amortization

1,530


2,020


4,766


6,240

Total expenses

698,155


661,307


1,707,139


1,746,100

Operating income

141,784


82,338


201,257


176,333

Other expenses (income):








Interest expense








Contractual cash based interest

11,484


18,166


39,682


59,802

Amortization of debt discount (premium) and

deferred financing costs

4,090


4,608


12,878


13,747

Total interest expense

15,574


22,774


52,560


73,549

Interest and other income

(1,771)


(1,079)


(4,750)


(3,058)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


14,652


36,653


23,811

Total other expenses, net

13,803


36,347


84,463


94,302

Income before equity interests and income taxes

127,981


45,991


116,794


82,031

Equity interests income (loss)

(1,321)


(3,512)


13,158


(1,902)

Income before income taxes

126,660


42,479


129,952


80,129

Income tax provision

37,897


4,649


27,067


10,970

Net income

$

88,763


$

37,830


$

102,885


$

69,159









Basic net income per common share

$

0.64


$

0.28


$

0.75


$

0.52

Diluted net income per common share

$

0.59


$

0.27


$

0.71


$

0.51









Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:








Basic

137,946


135,030


137,097


134,222

Diluted

155,137


149,807


154,197


136,735









Dividends declared per common share

$

0.05


$

-


$

0.05


$

-



LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Amounts in thousands)

Operating Activities:








Net income

$

88,763


$

37,830


$

102,885


$

69,159

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








Depreciation of property and equipment

598


743


1,969


2,268

Amortization of intangible assets

932


1,277


2,797


3,972

Amortization of films and television programs

260,318


264,211


636,818


658,875

Amortization of debt discount (premium) and deferred financing costs

4,090


4,608


12,878


13,747

Non-cash share-based compensation

12,862


5,967


41,044


16,884

Dividend payment from equity method investee

-


-


9,849


-

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


14,652


36,653


23,811

Equity interests (income) loss

1,321


3,512


(13,158)


1,902

Deferred income taxes

23,253


-


13,272


-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Restricted cash

(32,308)


2,822


(29,754)


8,124

Accounts receivable, net

(141,656)


44,291


(46,376)


128,317

Investment in films and television programs

(354,647)


(280,755)


(692,943)


(703,875)

Other assets

7,501


(6,406)


(1,696)


(7,950)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

81,698


(41,140)


4,205


(38,991)

Participations and residuals

34,878


(11,568)


38,236


(12,583)

Film obligations

44,610


114


11,208


(13,706)

Deferred revenue

3,050


35,966


17,947


68,305

Net Cash Flows Provided By Operating Activities

35,263


76,124


145,834


218,259

Investing Activities:








Purchases of investments

-


(2,022)


-


(2,022)

Proceeds from the sale of investments

-


6,354


-


6,354

Proceeds from the sale of a portion of equity method investee

-


-


9,000


-

Investment in equity method investees

(13,500)


-


(17,250)


-

Dividends from equity method investee in excess of earnings

-


-


4,169


-

Repayment of loans receivable

1,275


-


4,275


4,274

Purchases of property and equipment

(2,721)


(1,110)


(6,116)


(2,086)

Net Cash Flows Provided By (Used In) Investing Activities

(14,946)


3,222


(5,922)


6,520

Financing Activities:








Senior revolving credit facility - borrowings, net of deferred financing costs of $15,198 for the nine months ended December 31, 2012

354,119


422,894


782,219


1,089,120

Senior revolving credit facility - repayments

(445,474)


(245,750)


(926,574)


(758,200)

Senior secured second-priority notes - consent fee

-


(3,270)


-


(3,270)

Senior secured second-priority notes - borrowings, net of deferred financing costs of $837 and $1,244 for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013, respectively

(837)


-


223,756


-

Senior secured second-priority notes - repurchases and redemptions

-


-


(470,584)


-

July 2013 Term Loan - borrowings, net of deferred financing costs of $1,329 and $5,616 for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013, respectively

(1,329)


-


216,884


-

Summit Term Loan - repayments

-


(299,160)


-


(484,664)

Convertible senior subordinated notes - borrowings

-


-


60,000


-

Convertible senior subordinated notes - repurchases

-


-


-


(7,639)

Production loans - borrowings

190,155


150,279


359,582


263,124

Production loans - repayments

(105,287)


(99,618)


(301,385)


(321,603)

Pennsylvania Regional Center credit facility - repayments

-


(500)


(65,000)


(500)

Change in restricted cash collateral associated with financing activities

-


(12,769)


-


(12,769)

Exercise of stock options

1,749


2,845


10,869


2,897

Tax withholding required on equity awards

(3,119)


(934)


(14,376)


(4,939)

Other financing obligations - repayments

-


-


-


(3,710)

Net Cash Flows Used In Financing Activities

(10,023)


(85,983)


(124,609)


(242,153)

Net Change In Cash And Cash Equivalents

10,294


(6,637)


15,303


(17,374)

Foreign Exchange Effects on Cash

(2,104)


426


(2,264)


1,264

Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning Of Period

67,212


54,399


62,363


64,298

Cash and Cash Equivalents - End Of Period

$

75,402


$

48,188


$

75,402


$

48,188




LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO EBITDA AND EBITDA, AS ADJUSTED



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Amounts in thousands)

Net income

$

88,763


$

37,830


$

102,885


$

69,159

Depreciation and amortization

1,530


2,020


4,766


6,240

Contractual cash based interest

11,484


18,166


39,682


59,802

Noncash interest expense

4,090


4,608


12,878


13,747

Interest and other income

(1,771)


(1,079)


(4,750)


(3,058)

Income tax provision

37,897


4,649


27,067


10,970

EBITDA

$

141,993


$

66,194


$

182,528


$

156,860









Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


14,652


36,653


23,811

Stock-based compensation (1)

12,064


8,997


52,199


25,645

Acquisition related charges

-


-


-


2,027

Non-risk prints and advertising expense

-


(2,596)


-


5,709

EBITDA, as adjusted

$

154,057


$

87,247


$

271,380


$

214,052


(1) The three months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 include cash settled SARs benefit of $0.8 million and expense of $1.1 million, respectively.


  The nine months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 include cash settled SARs expense of $10.4 million and $2.3 million, respectively.

EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income tax provision or benefit, and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.

EBITDA, as adjusted represents EBITDA as defined above adjusted for loss on extinguishment of debt, stock-based compensation, acquisition related charges and non-risk prints and advertising expense. Stock-based compensation represents compensation expenses associated with stock options, restricted share units and cash and equity settled stock appreciation rights ("SARs"). Acquisition related charges represent severance and transaction costs associated with the acquisition of Summit. Non-risk prints and advertising expense represents the amount of theatrical marketing expense for third party titles that the Company funded and expensed for which a third party provides a guarantee that such expense will be recouped from the performance of the film (i.e. there is no risk of loss to the company) net of an amount of the estimated amortization of participation expense that would have been recorded if such amount had not been expensed. The amount is subtracted from EBITDA in the three months ended December 31, 2012 because there was no non-risk prints and advertising expense incurred and the amount represents the estimated amortization of participation expense that would have been recorded if such prior period amounts had not been expensed. EBITDA, as adjusted is a non-GAAP financial measure.

Management believes EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted to be a meaningful indicator of our performance that provides useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations. Presentation of EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted is a non-GAAP financial measure commonly used in the entertainment industry and by financial analysts and others who follow the industry to measure operating performance. While management considers EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted to be an important measure of comparative operating performance, it should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, net income and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted do not reflect cash available to fund cash requirements. Not all companies calculate EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted in the same manner and the measure as presented may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures presented by other companies.



LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF FREE CASH FLOW TO NET CASH

FLOWS PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Amounts in thousands)

Net Cash Flows Provided By Operating Activities

$

35,263


$

76,124


$

145,834


$

218,259

   Purchases of property and equipment

(2,721)


(1,110)


(6,116)


(2,086)

   Net borrowings under and (repayment) of production loans

84,868


50,661


58,197


(58,479)

Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

117,410


$

125,675


$

197,915


$

157,694









Free cash flow is defined as net cash flows provided by operating activities, less purchases of property and equipment, plus or minus the net increase or decrease in production loans. The adjustment for the production loans is made because the GAAP based cash flows from operations reflects a non-cash reduction of cash flows for the cost of films associated with production loans prior to the time the Company actually pays for the film. The Company believes that it is more meaningful to reflect the impact of the payment for these films in its free cash flow when the payments are actually made.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This non-GAAP financial measure is in addition to, not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Management believes this non-GAAP measure provides useful information to investors regarding cash that our operating businesses generate whether classified as operating or financing activity (related to the production of our films) within our GAAP based statement of cash flows, before taking into account cash movements that are non-operational. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure commonly used in the entertainment industry and by financial analysts and others who follow the industry. Not all companies calculate free cash flow in the same manner and the measure as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.



LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF EBITDA TO FREE CASH FLOW



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Amounts in thousands)

EBITDA

$

141,993


$

66,194


$

182,528


$

156,860









Plus: Amortization of film and television programs

260,318


264,211


636,818


658,875

Less: Cash paid for film and television programs (1)

(225,169)


(229,980)


(623,538)


(776,060)

Amortization of (cash paid for) film and television programs in excess of cash paid (amortization)

35,149


34,231


13,280


(117,185)









Plus: Non-cash stock-based compensation

12,862


5,967


41,044


16,884

Plus: Dividend payment from equity method investee

-


-


9,849


-

Plus: Equity interests (income) loss

1,321


3,512


(13,158)


1,902

Plus: Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


14,652


36,653


23,811

EBITDA adjusted for net investment in film and television programs, non-cash stock-based compensation, dividend payment from equity method investee, equity interests income (loss), and loss on extinguishment of debt

191,325


124,556


270,196


82,272









Changes in other operating assets and liabilities:








   Restricted cash

(32,308)


2,822


(29,754)


8,124

   Accounts receivable, net

(141,656)


44,291


(46,376)


128,317

   Other assets

7,501


(6,406)


(1,696)


(7,950)

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

81,698


(41,140)


4,205


(38,991)

   Participations and residuals

34,878


(11,568)


38,236


(12,583)

   Deferred revenue

3,050


35,966


17,947


68,305


(46,837)


23,965


(17,438)


145,222









Purchases of property and equipment

(2,721)


(1,110)


(6,116)


(2,086)

Interest, taxes and other (2)

(24,357)


(21,736)


(48,727)


(67,714)









Free Cash Flow, as defined

$

117,410


$

125,675


$

197,915


$

157,694

_________________________








(1) Cash paid for film and television programs is calculated using the following amounts as presented in our consolidated statement of cash flows:

Change in investment in film and television programs

$

(354,647)


$

(280,755)


$

(692,943)


$

(703,875)

Change in film obligations

44,610


114


11,208


(13,706)

Production loans - borrowings

190,155


150,279


359,582


263,124

Production loans - repayments

(105,287)


(99,618)


(301,385)


(321,603)

Total cash paid for film and television programs

$

(225,169)


$

(229,980)


$

(623,538)


$

(776,060)

_________________________








(2) Interest, taxes and other consists of the following:








Contractual cash based interest

$

(11,484)


$

(18,166)


$

(39,682)


$

(59,802)

Interest and other income

1,771


1,079


4,750


3,058

Current income tax benefit (provision)

(14,644)


(4,649)


(13,795)


(10,970)

Total interest, taxes and other

$

(24,357)


$

(21,736)


$

(48,727)


$

(67,714)









 

This reconciliation is provided to illustrate the difference between our EBITDA and free cash flow which are both separately reconciled to their corresponding GAAP metrics.

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

 

RECONCILIATION OF INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES, NET

INCOME, AND BASIC AND DILUTED EPS TO ADJUSTED INCOME BEFORE

INCOME TAXES, ADJUSTED NET INCOME, AND ADJUSTED BASIC AND DILUTED EPS



Three Months Ended December 31, 2013


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income before income taxes


Net income


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

126,660


$

88,763


$

0.64


$

0.59

   Stock-based compensation (1)

12,064


7,600


0.06


0.05

As adjusted for stock-based compensation

$

138,724


$

96,363


$

0.70


$

0.63










Three Months Ended December 31, 2012


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income before income taxes


Net income


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

42,479


$

37,830


$

0.28


$

0.27

   Stock-based compensation (1)

8,997


8,997


0.07


0.06

   Loss on extinguishment of debt (2)

14,652


14,544


0.11


0.10

As adjusted for stock-based compensation and loss on extinguishment of debt

$

66,128


$

61,371


$

0.45


$

0.43










Nine Months Ended December 31, 2013


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income before income taxes


Net income


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

129,952


$

102,885


$

0.75


$

0.71

   Stock-based compensation (1)

52,199


32,885


0.24


0.21

   Loss on extinguishment of debt (2)

36,653


23,091


0.17


0.15

   Tax valuation allowance (3)

-


(12,030)


(0.09)


(0.08)

As adjusted for stock-based compensation, loss on extinguishment of debt, and valuation allowance

$

218,804


$

146,831


$

1.07


$

0.99











Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012


(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)


Income before income taxes


Net income


Basic EPS*


Diluted EPS*

As reported

$

80,129


$

69,159


$

0.52


$

0.51

   Stock-based compensation (1)

25,645


25,645


0.19


0.17

   Loss on extinguishment of debt (2)

23,811


23,811


0.18


0.16

As adjusted for stock-based compensation and loss on extinguishment of debt

$

129,585


$

118,615


$

0.88


$

0.85

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* Basic and Diluted EPS amounts may not add precisely due to rounding








Adjusted income before income taxes, adjusted net income and adjusted basic and diluted EPS are adjusted for the following items:

(1) Stock based compensation: Adjustments for stock-based compensation represents compensation expenses associated with stock options, restricted share units, cash and equity settled SARs. The adjustment to net income is net of the tax impact calculated using the statutory tax rate applicable to each adjustment.

(2) Loss on extinguishment of debt: This adjusts income before income taxes and net income to eliminate the loss on extinguishment of debt. The adjustment to net income is net of the tax impact calculated using the statutory tax rate applicable to each adjustment.

 (3) Tax valuation allowance: This adjusts net income to eliminate the discrete tax benefit recognized for financial reporting purposes upon the reduction of the Company's valuation allowance on its net deferred tax assets in our Canadian tax jurisdiction that are expected to be realized in future tax returns.

Management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors regarding the Company's results as compared to historical periods. The Company uses these measures, among other measures, to evaluate the operating performance of the Company. The Company believes that the adjusted results provide relevant and useful information for investors because they clarify the Company's actual operating performance and allow investors to review our operating performance in the same way as our management. Since these measures are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, they should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for income before income taxes, net income, basic and diluted EPS. Not all companies calculate adjusted income before income taxes, adjusted net income, and adjusted basic and diluted EPS in the same manner and the measures as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

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