SOURCE: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.

November 11, 2010 08:00 ET

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. Announces Continued Improvement in Second Quarter and First Half Operating Results

MORRISTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in the digital cinema industry, today reported continued improvement in operating results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2011, ended September 30, 2010.

Revenues for the second quarter ended September 30, 2010 were $18.9 million, representing a 7.8% increase over the prior year. Cinedigm reported Adjusted EBITDA(1) defined below, of $10.4 million, a 10.4% improvement compared to the Adjusted EBITDA of $9.4 million one year earlier. The net loss from continuing operations in the three month period was $(9.4) million, or $(0.31) per share, as compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $(0.9) million, or $(0.03) per share, in the prior year. The second quarter of the prior year benefited from a one-time gain of $10.7 million related to the extinguishment of debt during that period. Exclusive of this one-time gain, the net loss from continuing operations for the period improved by 19.5% as compared to a year earlier.

For the first six months of fiscal 2011, the Company reported revenues of $38.2 million, representing a 13.3% increase over the first half of the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for the first half of the fiscal year was $20.9 million, a 13.5% improvement over the Adjusted EBITDA of $18.4 million one year earlier. The net loss from continuing operations in the first half of the fiscal year was $(16.3) million, or $(0.55) per share, as compared to a net loss of $(7.8) million, or $(0.27) per share. Exclusive of the one-time gain noted above, the net loss for the first half of the fiscal year improved by 12.2% as compared to the year-earlier period.

Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter and first half, excluding the EBITDA earned in the Company's Phase I and Phase II Deployment subsidiaries (all of which net of services fees is pledged to service the non-recourse debt of those subsidiaries) was $(178,000) and ($648,000), respectively, representing an improvement of 90.0% and 78.6% over the prior year's respective periods. This also represents a continued sequential improvement from the ($489,000) loss in the first quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Adam M. Mizel, interim co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, commented, "Cinedigm continued to show solid operational and financial progress in the second quarter and the first half of fiscal 2011. Revenues and Adjusted EBITDA increased nicely, despite delays in our scheduled digital system deployment program due to manufacturing capacity limitations at our vendors. Nevertheless, we experienced a substantial increase in deployments as the second quarter progressed, which has continued in the current quarter and is expected to maintain its momentum through the balance of the fiscal year and beyond. We expect our recently announced non-recourse financing commitments from Societe Generale, Natixis and Macquarie Equipment Finance to further increase our deployment pace in the next 12 months and drive future growth."

Mr. Mizel added, "I am pleased to note that due to the strong deployment pace in the quarter, Cinedigm's non-deployment businesses experienced its first EBITDA positive month in history in September, and we expect this trend to continue as our installations expand further."

Gary S. Loffredo, interim co-Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel, said, "As noted, the December 2009 completion of the NATO Cinema Buying Group Exhibitor-Buyer contract greatly enhanced our ability to finance agreements with exhibitors. As continued evidence of this trend, during the second quarter we announced agreements with Cobb Theaters for 170 screens, and Dickinson Theaters for 250 screens, as well as an additional 195 CBG members screens. This brings Cinedigm's total screens under Master License Agreements (MLAs) to 2,383, and our strong momentum and active discussions with many significant circuits will drive an extremely active and productive time ahead."

Mr. Loffredo concluded, "We believe that Cinedigm is at a very exciting point in its development, as we have successfully laid the groundwork for outstanding operational and financial progress in the weeks and months ahead. The second half of fiscal 2011 looks to be a strong period of growth for our Company, and we expect that trend to continue for the foreseeable future."

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company to be earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, other income (expense), net, stock-based compensation and non-recurring items. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation in the tables attached to this release of Adjusted EBITDA to U.S. GAAP net income (loss). The Company calculated and communicated Adjusted EBITDA in the tables because the Company's management believes it is of importance to investors and lenders by providing additional information with respect to the performance of its fundamental business activities. The Company's calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may or may not be consistent with the calculation of this measure by other companies in the same industry. Investors should not view Adjusted EBITDA as an alternative to the U.S. GAAP operating measure of net income (loss). In addition, Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account changes in certain assets and liabilities as well as interest and income taxes that can affect cash flows. Management does not intend the presentation of these non-GAAP measures to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should be read only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

CONFERENCE CALL NOTIFICATION
Cinedigm will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, November 11, 2010. The conference can be accessed by dialing 877.754.5303 or 678.894.3030 at least five minutes before the start of the call. No passcode is required. The conference call will also be webcast simultaneously and will be accessible via the web on Cinedigm's Web site at http://investor.cinedigm.com/events.cfm. A replay of the call will be available after 12:00 p.m. Eastern at 800.642.1687 or 706.645.9291, conference ID 79533532. The replay will be accessible through Thursday, November 18th.

About Cinedigm
Cinedigm is the leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company is a technology and services integrator that works with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country. Cinedigm's digital cinema deployment organization, software, unique combined satellite and hard drive digital movie delivery network; pre-show in-theater advertising services; and distribution platform for alternative content such as CineLive® 3-D and 2-D sports and concerts, thematic programming and independent movies provide a complete suite of services required to enable the digital theater conversion. Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. www.cinedigm.com [CIDM-E]

Safe Harbor Statement
Investors and readers are cautioned that certain statements contained in this document, as well as some statements in periodic press releases and some oral statements of Cinedigm officials during presentations about Cinedigm, along with Cinedigm's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Cinedigm's registration statements, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and annual report on Form 10-K, are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, which depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, which include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "could," "might," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" or similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance (including future revenues, earnings or growth rates), ongoing business strategies or prospects, and possible future actions, which may be provided by Cinedigm's management, are also forward-looking statements as defined by the Act. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions about Cinedigm, its technology, economic and market factors and the industries in which Cinedigm does business, among other things. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and Cinedigm undertakes no specific obligation or intention to update these statements after the date of this release.

 
 
 
CINEDIGM DIGITAL CINEMA CORP.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except for share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
    For the Three Months     For the Six Months  
    Ended September 30,     Ended September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Revenues   $ 18,899     $ 17,538     $ 38,249     $ 33,746  
Costs and Expenses:                                
Direct operating (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below)     4,303       4,241       9,242       7,793  
  Selling, general and administrative     5,001       4,262       10,477       8,220  
  Provision for doubtful accounts     228       136       332       264  
  Research and development     97       73       162       123  
  Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment     8,293       8,126       16,454       16,064  
  Amortization of intangible assets     722       749       1,443       1,513  
Total operating expenses     18,644       17,587       38,110       33,977  
Income (loss) from operations     255       (49 )     139       (231 )
Interest income     39       95       106       135  
  Interest expense     (6,647 )     (8,531 )     (13,478 )     (15,820 )
  Gain (loss) on extinguishment of note payable     --       10,744       (4,448 )     10,744  
  Other expense, net     (165 )     (158 )     (316 )     (301 )
  Change in fair value of interest rate swap     (987 )     540       (1,445 )     1,223  
  Change in fair value of warrant liability     (1,891 )     (3,576 )     3,142       (3,576 )
Net loss from continuing operations     (9,396 )     (935 )     (16,300 )     (7,826 )
                                 
Loss from discontinued operations     (1,439 )     (183 )     (1,594 )     (338 )
Net loss     (10,835 )     (1,118 )     (17,894 )     (8,164 )
Preferred stock dividends     (105 )     (100 )     (205 )     (200 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders   $ (10,940 )   $ (1,218 )   $ (18,099 )   $ (8,364 )
Net loss per Class A and Class B common share - basic and diluted                                
  Loss from continuing operations   $ (0.31 )   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.55 )   $ (0.27 )
  Loss from discontinued operations     (0.05 )     (0.01 )     (0.05 )     (0.02 )
    $ (0.36 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.60 )   $ (0.29 )
Weighted average number of Class A and Class B common shares outstanding: Basic and diluted     30,294,306       28,663,959       29,860,122       28,475,217  
 
 
 
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Adjusted EBITDA (as defined)
Reconciliation to GAAP Net Income
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
    For the Three Months     For the Six Months  
    Ended September 30,     Ended September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Net loss from continuing operations   $ (9,396 )   $ (935 )   $ (16,300 )   $ (7,826 )
Add Back:                                
  Amortization of software development     197       162       372       323  
  Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment     8,293       8,126       16,454       16,064  
  Amortization of intangible assets     722       749       1,443       1,513  
  Interest income     (39 )     (95 )     (106 )     (135 )
  Interest expense     6,647       8,531       13,478       15,820  
  Extinguishment of note payable     --       (10,744 )     4,448       (10,744 )
  Other expense, net     165       158       316       301  
  Change in fair value of interest rate swap     987       (540 )     1,445       (1,223 )
  Change in fair value of warrants     1,891       3,576       (3,142 )     3,576  
  Stock-based expenses     --       (37 )     --       --  
  Stock-based compensation     674       438       1,364       760  
  Non-recurring expenses     229       --       1,141       --  
Adjusted EBITDA (as defined)   $ 10,370     $ 9,389     $ 20,913     $ 18,429  
   
   
   
CINEDIGM DIGITAL CINEMA CORP.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands, except for share data)  
   
   
    September 30,   March 31,  
    2010   2010  
ASSETS   (Unaudited)      
Current assets              
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 11,414   $ 9,094  
  Restricted available-for-sale investments     9,120     5,927  
  Accounts receivable, net     14,450     13,265  
  Deferred costs, current portion     2,788     3,046  
  Unbilled revenue, current portion     6,165     4,335  
  Prepaid and other current assets     956     1,320  
  Note receivable, current portion     349     737  
  Assets held for sale     5,422     8,231  
Total current assets     50,664     45,955  
  Restricted available-for-sale investments     --     2,004  
  Restricted cash     6,011     7,168  
  Security deposits     44     254  
  Property and equipment, net     204,920     215,601  
  Intangible assets, net     6,282     7,719  
  Capitalized software costs, net     3,713     3,831  
  Goodwill     5,874     5,874  
  Deferred costs, net of current portion     7,559     6,763  
  Unbilled revenue, net of current portion     920     964  
  Note receivable, net of current portion     1,653     816  
  Accounts receivable, net of current portion     198     198  
Total assets   $ 287,838   $ 297,147  
 
 
 
CINEDIGM DIGITAL CINEMA CORP.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except for share data)
(continued)
 
 
    September 30,     March 31,  
    2010     2010  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    (Unaudited)        
Current liabilities                
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 7,314     $ 7,761  
  Current portion of notes payable, non-recourse     25,715       26,508  
  Current portion of notes payable     192       185  
  Current portion of capital leases     57       126  
  Current portion of deferred revenue     5,705       5,881  
  Current portion of customer security deposits     60       12  
  Liabilities as part of held for sale assets     5,835       6,315  
Total current liabilities     44,878       46,788  
  Notes payable, non-recourse, net of current portion     151,378       146,793  
  Notes payable, net of current portion     73,847       69,669  
  Capital leases, net of current portion     36       38  
  Warrant liability     --       19,195  
  Interest rate swap     2,091       1,535  
  Deferred revenue, net of current portion     3,457       1,828  
  Customer security deposits, net of current portion     9       9  
  Total liabilities     275,696       285,855  
Commitments and contingencies (see Note 7)                
Stockholders' Equity                
Preferred stock, 15,000,000 shares authorized; Series A 10% - $0.001 par value per share; 20 shares authorized; 8 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2010 and March 31, 2010, respectively. Liquidation preference $4,050     3,637       3,583  
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value per share; 75,000,000 shares authorized; 30,643,834 and 28,084,315 shares issued and 30,592,394 and 28,032,875 shares outstanding at September 30, 2010 and March 31, 2010, respectively     30       28  
Class B common stock, $0.001 par value per share; 15,000,000 shares authorized; 733,811 shares issued and outstanding, at September 30, 2010 and March 31, 2010, respectively     1       1  
  Additional paid-in capital     194,848       175,937  
  Treasury stock, at cost; 51,440 Class A shares     (172 )     (172 )
  Accumulated deficit     (186,117 )     (168,018 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (85 )     (67 )
Total stockholders' equity     12,142       11,292  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 287,838     $ 297,147  
                 

Contact Information

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    Adam M. Mizel
    Cinedigm Digital Cinema
    (973) 290.0080
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    David Walke
    Investor Relations for Cinedigm
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