DreamWorks Animation Reports Strong Third Quarter 2015 Results, With Revenues Increasing 43% To $259 Million And Segment Gross Profit Improving 37% To $99 Million Versus Prior Year

 

Basis of Presentation—Other Adjustments

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded two out-of-period adjustments to correct classification errors within the operating activities section of the consolidated statements of cash flows. The first adjustment resulted in an increase to the "Depreciation and amortization" line item in the amount of $7.8 million with a corresponding offset to the "Film and other inventory costs" line item. The second adjustment resulted in a reduction to the "Amortization and write-off of film and other inventory costs" line item in the amount of $8.9 million with a corresponding offset to the "Film and other inventory costs" line item.

The adjustments did not change net cash used in operating activities, or any other previously reported cash flow information except for the three line items noted above. The Company does not believe that the nature or amounts of the adjustments are material to any prior period consolidated financial statements, and the impact of correcting these errors in the nine months ended September 30, 2015 is not material to the current consolidated financial statements.

Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the financial results reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we have provided the following non-GAAP measures: Adjusted Income/Loss and Adjusted EBITDA (collectively, "non-GAAP measures"). Adjusted Income/Loss and Adjusted EBITDA are not prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We believe the use of these non-GAAP measures on a consolidated basis assists investors in comparing our ongoing operating performance between periods. Adjusted Income/Loss and Adjusted EBITDA provide a supplemental presentation of our operating performance and generally reflect adjustments for unusual or non-operational activities. We may not calculate Adjusted Income/Loss or Adjusted EBITDA in a manner consistent with the methodologies used by other companies. Adjusted Income/Loss and Adjusted EBITDA (a) do not represent our operating income or cash flows from operating activities as defined by U.S. GAAP; (b) in the case of Adjusted EBITDA, does not include all of the adjustments used to compute consolidated cash flow for purposes of the covenants applicable to the Company's 6.875% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "Notes"); (c) are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund our cash flow needs; and (d) should not be considered alternatives to net income, operating income, cash provided by operating activities or our other financial information as determined under U.S. GAAP. Our presentation of Adjusted Income/Loss and Adjusted EBITDA measures should not be construed as an implication that our future results will be unaffected by unusual items.

Adjusted Income / Loss Measures

On January 22, 2015, the Company announced its restructuring initiatives (the "2015 Restructuring Plan") that are intended to refocus the Company's core feature animation business. In connection with the 2015 Restructuring Plan, the Company made changes in its senior leadership team and also made changes based on its reevaluation of the Company's feature film slate. The Company evaluates operating performance to exclude the effects of the charges related to the execution of the 2015 Restructuring Plan as it believes the restructuring-related charges do not correlate with the ongoing operating results of the Company's business and were charges that resulted from significant decisions that were made in order to refocus the Company. As a result, the Company believes that presenting the Company's Adjusted Operating Income/Loss, Adjusted Net Income/Loss Attributable to DWA and Adjusted Diluted Income/Loss per share (collectively, "Adjusted Income/Loss Measures") will aid investors in evaluating the performance of the Company. The Company defines Adjusted Income/Loss Measures as net earnings (loss) adjusted to exclude the items within its Consolidated Statements of Operations that relate to its 2015 Restructuring Plan (as discussed further in the footnotes to the tables below).

The Company uses these Adjusted Income/Loss Measures to, among other things, evaluate the Company's operating performance. These measures are among the primary measures used by management for planning and forecasting of future periods, and they are important indicators of the Company's operational strength and business performance because they provide a link between profitability and operating cash flow. The Company believes these measures are relevant and useful for investors because they allow investors to view performance in a manner similar to the method used by the Company's management and help improve investors' understanding of the Company's operating performance. In addition, the Company believes that these are among the primary measures used externally by the Company's investors, analysts and industry peers for purposes of valuation and for the comparison of the Company's operating performance to other companies in its industry.

Adjusted Income/Loss Measures Reconciliation

The following is a reconciliation of each of the Company's GAAP measures (operating income/loss, net income/loss attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and loss (or diluted earnings) per share) to the non-GAAP adjusted amounts. In addition, following this table is an additional reconciliation for adjusted general and administrative, which is a component of the Adjusted Income/Loss Measures.

 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG, INC.

ADJUSTED INCOME/LOSS RECONCILIATIONS

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


Nine Months
Ended



September 30, 2015


September 30, 2015



 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 






Operating income (loss) - as reported


$                     23,186


$                   (33,960)






Reverse 2015 Restructuring Plan charges:





Employee-related termination costs(1)


(2,350)


2,797

Relocation and other employee-related costs(2)


1,306


4,687

Lease obligations and related charges(3)


1,110


1,110

Accelerated depreciation and amortization charges (4)


-


20,132

Additional labor and other excess costs (5)


3,498


27,598

Total restructuring-related charges


3,564


56,324






Adjusted operating income


$                     26,750


$                     22,364






Net loss attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. - as reported


$                      (3,519)


$                   (96,879)






Reverse 2015 Restructuring Plan charges:





Employee-related termination costs (1)


(2,350)


2,797

Relocation and other employee-related costs (2)


1,306


4,687

Lease obligations and related charges (3)


1,110


1,110

Accelerated depreciation and amortization charges (4)


-


20,132

Additional labor and other excess costs (5)


3,498


27,598

Total restructuring-related charges


3,564


56,324






Tax impact (6)


1,390


21,966






Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.


$                       1,435


$                   (18,589)






Loss per share - as reported


$                        (0.04)


$                        (1.13)






Reverse 2015 Restructuring Plan charges:





Employee-related termination costs (1)


(0.03)


0.03

Relocation and other employee-related costs (2)


0.02


0.05

Lease obligations and related charges (3)


0.01


0.01

Accelerated depreciation and amortization charges (4)


-


0.23

Additional labor and other excess costs (5)


0.04


0.32

Total restructuring-related charges


0.04


0.64






Tax impact (6)


0.02


0.26






Adjusted income (loss) per share


$                          0.02


$                        (0.23)


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