RealD Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

- Growth in Adjusted EBITDA of 43% year-over-year

- Generated net income in excess of $5 million

- China delivered year-over-year growth in license revenue of 83%

LOS ANGELES--()--RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD), a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies, today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 30, 2014.

“The year is off to a strong start with RealD delivering meaningful improvements in our key profitability metrics,” commented Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RealD. “Adjusted EBITDA increased 43% year-over-year and we generated net income in excess of $5 million. The improvement in profitability reflects our ongoing focus on effectively managing our cost base, in-line with our cost reduction plan implemented last year. In addition, our more targeted theatre installation in key growth markets contributed to our strong results during the quarter. Looking ahead, we will continue to capitalize on expansion opportunities in our growth markets including China and Russia, maintain our prudent and disciplined approach to R&D investment and focus on increasing shareholder value.”

First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $55.4 million, comprised of license revenue of $36.0 million and product and other revenue of $19.4 million. For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, total revenue was $59.2 million, comprised of license revenue of $37.3 million and product and other revenue of $21.9 million.
  • China license revenue represented 14% of total worldwide license revenue, up from 8% in the first fiscal quarter of 2014.
  • GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders was $5.5 million, or $0.10 per share, compared to GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders of $1.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $22.9 million, compared to $16.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is defined within the section of this press release entitled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” which includes a reconciliation to its most comparable GAAP measure, net income (loss).

Cash Flows and Balance Sheet Highlights

  • For the quarter ended June 30, 2014, cash flows from operating activities were $4.1 million and total capital expenditures were $5.4 million, resulting in negative free cash flow of $1.3 million.
  • Free cash flow is defined within the section of this press release entitled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” which includes a reconciliation to its most comparable GAAP measure, net cash provided by operating activities.
  • As of June 30, 2014, cash and cash equivalents were $27.8 million and total debt was $35.4 million.

Key Metrics

  • Estimated box office generated on RealD-enabled screens(1) for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $787 million ($387 million domestic, $400 million international). In the first quarter of fiscal 2014, estimated box office generated on RealD-enabled screens was $838 million ($431 million domestic, $407 million international).
  • Ten 3D films were released in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared to eight 3D films in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. These figures reflect the number of 3D films released domestically during the periods.
  • International markets generated 63% of license revenue and 34% of product and other revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
  • As of June 30, 2014, RealD had deployed approximately 25,600 RealD-enabled screens, an increase of 9% from approximately 23,500 screens as of June 30, 2013, and an increase of 400 screens (50 domestic, 350 international), or 2%, from approximately 25,200 screens as of March 31, 2014.
  • As of June 30, 2014, RealD had approximately 13,450 domestic screens at approximately 3,000 domestic theater locations and approximately 12,150 international screens at approximately 3,000 international theater locations.
(1)   Estimated domestic box office on RealD-enabled screens represents the estimated 3D box office generated on RealD-enabled domestic screens. Estimated international box office on RealD-enabled international screens is the estimated 3D box office generated on RealD-enabled international screens. RealD’s estimates of box office on RealD-enabled screens rely on box office tracking data. International box office reflects RealD’s estimates of international box office generated on RealD-enabled screens in 20 foreign countries where box office tracking is available. RealD estimates these countries represent approximately 85% of RealD’s international license revenues.
 
3D Theatrical Release Schedule for Fiscal 2015
(As of August 5, 2014 – Domestic)
 

Fiscal Q2 2015

 

Film

 

Domestic Release Date

(ending 9/30/14) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 7/11/2014
Planes: Fire & Rescue 7/18/2014
Hercules 7/25/2014
Guardians of The Galaxy 8/1/2014
Step Up: All In 8/8/2014
James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D 8/8/2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 8/8/2014
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 8/22/2014
The Boxtrolls 9/26/2014
 

Fiscal Q3 2015

Film

Domestic Release Date

(ending 12/31/14) Book of Life 10/17/2014
Big Hero 6 11/7/2014
The Penguins of Madagascar 11/26/2014
Exodus: Gods and Kings 12/12/2014
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 12/17/2014
 

Fiscal Q4 2015

Film

Domestic Release Date

(ending 3/31/15) Norm of the North 1/16/2015
Jupiter Ascending 2/6/2015
Seventh Son 2/6/2015
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2/6/2015
Home 3/27/2015

 

Fiscal Q1 2016

Film

Domestic Release Date

(ending 6/30/15) Avengers: Age of Ultron 5/1/2015
Mad Max: Fury Road 5/15/2015
Tomorrowland 5/22/2015
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations 6/5/2015
San Andreas 6/5/2015
Jurassic World 6/12/2015
Inside Out 6/19/2015
    The Fantastic Four   6/19/2015
 

Sources: Rentrak and imdb.com.

Conference Call Information

Members of RealD’s management will host a conference call to discuss RealD’s financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, beginning at 4:30 pm ET (1:30 pm PT), today, August 5, 2014. To access the call via telephone, interested parties should dial (855) 769-4820 (U.S.) or (407) 374-0083 (International) ten minutes prior to the start time and use conference ID 67201345.

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet, hosted at the Investor Relations section of RealD’s website at www.reald.com. An archived replay of the call will be available via webcast at www.reald.com or by dialing (855) 859-2056, or (404) 537-3406 for international callers. The conference ID for the telephone replay is 67201345.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking information and statements, including but not limited to: statements concerning anticipated future financial and operating performance; our expectations regarding demand for and acceptance of our technologies and our ability to successfully commercialize our technologies within a particular timeframe, if at all; RealD’s ability to continue to derive substantial revenue from the licensing of RealD’s 3D technologies for use in the motion picture industry; 3D motion picture releases and conversions scheduled for fiscal 2015 ending March 31, 2015 and beyond, their commercial success and consumer preferences, that, in recent periods, have trended in favor of 2D over 3D in some motion pictures in domestic and international markets; our ability to increase our revenues and the number of RealD-enabled screens in domestic and international markets and our market share; our ability to supply our solutions to our customers on a timely basis; RealD's relationships with its exhibitor and studio partners and the business model for 3D eyewear in North America; the progress, timing and amount of expenses associated with RealD’s research and development activities; market and industry growth opportunities and trends in the market in which we operate, including growth in 3D content; our plans, strategies and expected opportunities; the deployment of and demand for our products and products incorporating our technologies; competitive pressures in domestic and international cinema markets impacting license and product revenues; and our ability to execute and achieve anticipated savings or other benefits from our cost reduction efforts.

These statements are based on our management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside our management’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. RealD’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the twelve months ended March 31, 2014 and other documents filed with the SEC include a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.

RealD undertakes no obligation to update publicly the information contained in this press release, or any forward-looking statements, to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement RealD’s financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, RealD provides Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow as supplemental measures of its performance. RealD defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus expenses for interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment and stock-based compensation plus net foreign exchange loss (gain) plus expenses under RealD’s Credit Agreement for the non-U.S. GAAP category “restructuring charges, severance costs and reserves”. RealD defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less total capital expenditures in a given period (e.g., purchases of cinema systems and property and equipment on a combined basis).

RealD presents Adjusted EBITDA in reporting its financial results to provide investors with additional tools to evaluate RealD’s operating results in a manner that focuses on what RealD’s management believes to be its ongoing business operations. RealD presents free cash flow to provide investors a metric for our capacity to generate cash from our operating and investing activities to sustain our operating activities. RealD’s management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider any such Non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are used by management for planning purposes, including: the preparation of internal budgets, forecasts and strategic plans; in analyzing the effectiveness of business strategies; to evaluate potential acquisitions; in making compensation decisions; and in communications with its Board of Directors concerning financial performance. Because not all companies use identical calculations, RealD’s presentation of Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for management’s discretionary use, as it does not consider certain cash requirements such as tax and debt service payments. Our definition of Adjusted EBITDA for financial reporting purposes aligns with the Adjusted EBITDA definition under our Credit Agreement.

About RealD Inc.

RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies. RealD's extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides certain of its technologies and active and passive eyewear to consumer electronics manufacturers and content distributors and will continue to leverage its extensive intellectual property portfolio to develop additional revenue opportunities.

RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Moscow, Russia; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com.

© 2014 RealD Inc. All Rights Reserved.

RealD Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended
June 30,   June 30,
  2014     2013  
 
Revenue:
License $ 35,973 $ 37,306
Product and other   19,406     21,913  
Total revenue 55,379 59,219
Cost of revenue:
License 10,897 10,818
Product and other   14,499     20,220  
Total cost of revenue 25,396 31,038
Gross profit 29,983 28,181
Operating expenses:
Research and development 3,790 5,544
Selling and marketing 5,791 7,338
General and administrative   12,344     14,422  
Total operating expenses   21,925     27,304  
Operating income 8,058 877
Interest expense, net (430 ) (489 )
Other income (loss)   160     (209 )
Income before income taxes 7,788 179
Income tax expense   2,287     1,715  
Net income (loss) 5,501 (1,536 )

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

  -     2  

Net income (loss) attributable to RealD Inc. common stockholders

$ 5,501   $ (1,534 )
 
Earnings (loss) per common share:
Basic $ 0.11 $ (0.03 )
Diluted $ 0.10 $ (0.03 )
 
Shares used in computing earnings (loss) per common share:
Basic 49,671 49,588
Diluted 52,770 49,588
 
RealD Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  June 30,   March 31,
  2014     2014  
 
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 27,841 $ 28,800
Accounts receivable, net 59,818 48,422
Inventories 7,807 9,109
Deferred costs – eyewear 713 149
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   4,834     5,197  
Total current assets 101,013 91,677
Property and equipment, net 23,758 22,491
Cinema systems, net 100,355 106,735
Digital projectors, net-held for sale 57
Goodwill 10,657 10,657
Other intangibles, net 5,837 6,154
Deferred income taxes 4,571 4,571
Other assets   7,230     4,840  
Total assets $ 253,421   $ 247,182  
 
Liabilities and equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 11,989 $ 12,470
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 20,505 21,896
Deferred revenue 7,046 8,143
Income taxes payable 1,351 1,790
Deferred income taxes 4,287 4,288
Current portion of Credit Agreement   7,460     12,500  
Total current liabilities 52,638 61,087
Credit Agreement, net of current portion 27,975 23,750
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 5,649 6,465
Other long-term liabilities, customer deposits and virtual print fee liability   4,844     5,046  
Total liabilities   91,106     96,348  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Equity (deficit)
 
Common stock 358,894 352,913
Accumulated deficit (196,262 ) (201,763 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income   261     262  
Total RealD Inc. stockholders’ equity 162,893 151,412
Noncontrolling interest   (578 )   (578 )
Total equity   162,315     150,834  
 
Total equity $ 253,421   $ 247,182  
 
RealD Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended
June 30,   June 30,
  2014     2013  
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income (loss) $ 5,501 $ (1,536 )

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

Depreciation and amortization 9,813 9,554
Deferred income tax (1 ) (1 )
Non-cash interest expense 38 20
Non-cash stock compensation 3,971 4,645
Gain on sale of digital projectors (18 )
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 9
Impairment of long-lived assets and related purchase commitments 1,016 953
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (11,396 ) (9,972 )
Inventories 1,302 (3,839 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,273 (2,018 )
Deferred costs - eyewear (564 ) 97
Other assets (2,390 ) 172
Accounts payable (468 ) (4,637 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (1,429 ) (399 )
Other long-term liabilities, customer deposits and virtual print fee liability (202 ) 744
Income taxes receivable/payable (454 ) 535
Deferred revenue   (1,913 )   (3,015 )
Net cash provided (used) by operating activities 4,106 (8,715 )
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment (2,632 ) (1,636 )
Purchases of cinema systems and related components (2,799 ) (8,428 )

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

67
Proceeds from sale of digital projectors       70  
Net cash used in investing activities (5,364 ) (9,994 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Repayments of long-term debt
Proceeds from credit facility 37,300 5,000
Repayments on credit facility (38,115 )
Payments of debt issuance costs (895 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   2,010     951  
Net cash provided by financing activities   300     5,951  
Effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalent (1 ) 137
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents (958 ) (12,758 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   28,800     31,020  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 27,841   $ 18,399  
 
RealD Inc.
Schedule of Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Loss)
 
  Three months ended
June 30,   June 30,
(in thousands)   2014     2013  
 
Net income (loss) $ 5,501 $ (1,536 )
Add (deduct):
Interest expense, net 430 489
Income tax expense 2,287 1,715
Depreciation and amortization 9,813 9,554
Other (income) loss (1) (160 ) 209
Share-based compensation expense (2) 3,971 4,645
Impairment of assets and intangibles (3) 1,016 951
Cost reduction plan (4)   71     -  
Adjusted EBITDA (5) $ 22,929   $ 16,027  
 
(1)   Includes gains and losses from foreign currency exchange and foreign currency forward contracts.
(2) Represents share-based compensation expense of nonstatutory and incentive stock options and restricted stock units and employee stock purchase plan to employees, officers and directors.
(3) Represents impairment of long-lived assets, such as fixed assets, theatrical equipment and related purchase commitments and identifiable intangibles.
(4) Expenses under RealD’s 2014 Credit Agreement with City National Bank for the non-U.S. GAAP category “restructuring charges, severance costs and reserves”.
(5) As previously announced, RealD has modified its definition of Adjusted EBITDA for financial reporting purposes to align with the Adjusted EBITDA definition under RealD’s credit facility.
 
RealD Inc.
Schedule of Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(In thousands)
 
Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow
 
  Three months ended
June 30,   June 30,
  2014     2013  
(in thousands)
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 4,106 $ (8,715 )
Purchases of property and equipment (2,632 ) (1,636 )
Purchases of cinema systems and related components   (2,799 )   (8,428 )
Free cash flow $ (1,325 ) $ (18,779 )

Contacts

RealD Inc.
Investor Contact:
Andrew Greenebaum / Laura Bainbridge
310-829-5400
investors@reald.com
or
Media Contact:
Will Hammond
424-702-4758
whammond@reald.com

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Contacts

RealD Inc.
Investor Contact:
Andrew Greenebaum / Laura Bainbridge
310-829-5400
investors@reald.com
or
Media Contact:
Will Hammond
424-702-4758
whammond@reald.com