SOURCE: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.

August 11, 2009 16:16 ET

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. Announces Fiscal Year 2010 First Quarter Results

Strong Consecutive Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA Increase and $75 Million Investment Position the Company to Restart Growth

MORRISTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - Access Integrated Technologies, doing business as Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. ("Cinedigm" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CIDM), reported a 4.4% consecutive quarterly increase in revenues, to $18.7 million for the fiscal 2010 first quarter ended June 30, 2009, and a 9% decrease in revenues versus the year-ago period. The Company posted an Adjusted EBITDA(1) (defined below) of $9.4 million or $0.33 per share versus the year-ago period of $10.2 million, and an improvement from the fiscal 2009 fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $7.3 million. Net loss of $7.0 million or $0.25 per share includes non-cash expenses for depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, non-cash interest, stock-based expenses, stock-based compensation and change in the fair value of interest rate swap aggregating $9.6 million or $0.34 per share compared to $11.7 million or $0.44 per share in the year-ago period. The company ended the fiscal 2010 first quarter with over $19 million of cash on its balance sheet after having generated positive cash flow from operations of $2.1 million.


--  Revenues for the fiscal year 2010 first quarter were $18.7 million
    compared to $20.6 million in the year-ago period.  This change was
    primarily due to the previously announced November 2008 contracted 16% step-
    down in Virtual Print Fee (VPF) rates charged to the major movie studios
    via long term contracts and to additional movie studios on a pay for use
    basis.   Partially offsetting this rate decline was a 5% increase in VPFs
    earned per screen during the quarter.
--  Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter was $9.4 million, an increase of
    28.9% on a consecutive quarterly basis from $7.3 million in the fiscal year
    2009 fourth quarter and a decrease of 7.9% from $10.2 million in the year-
    ago period.  The improvement in Adjusted EBITDA as compared to last quarter
    is primarily the result of seasonally increased revenues and lower direct
    operating expenses and SG&A.
--  Gross Profit Margin decreased slightly from last year's first quarter
    of 72% to 71% but increased from the fiscal year 2009 fourth quarter of 66%
    as a result of revenue increases and careful expense management.
--  Adjusted EBITDA margins improved to 50% for the first quarter from 49%
    in the year-ago period, and improved from the fiscal year 2009 fourth
    quarter of 41%

Bud Mayo, Chief Executive Officer of Cinedigm, stated, "The first quarter was a period of solid execution by Cinedigm. Through active management of our Phase 1 asset base we increased VPF screen turns by 5%. We also successfully expanded our innovative Trailer Express delivery product and secured two new major Hollywood studio clients as launch customers. In addition, Cinedigm through its proprietary CineLive digital satellite network for both live 2D and 3D events was able to bring the live feed of the Michael Jackson Memorial Service to fans in theatres across the country on 36 hour notice. This ground-breaking achievement utilized the resources in four of our five business units and would not have been possible without the years of preparation and commitment to our business plan."


Mayo added, "We are optimistic about our intensifying efforts to secure financing for Phase 2 installations through third party lenders as well as our exhibitor and vendor partners which will generate ongoing fees and other key revenue streams for Cinedigm. We launched our exhibitor self-financed model in July with Emagine and expect other exhibitors in our pipeline to pursue this structure. To date we have installed 139 Phase 2 screens and approximately 3,900 screens in total."


Mayo concluded, "We also announced today in companion press releases two significant corporate events that will enable Cinedigm to restart its growth plan. First, a $75 million private placement of securities to Sageview Capital consisting of a Senior Note due 2014 and a warrant to purchase common stock. The capital infusion will significantly strengthen the Company's balance sheet, extend debt maturities, provide capital for the Company's continued growth and introduce a key long-term investor into the shareholder base. Second, Adam M. Mizel has been named the CFO and Chief Strategy Officer effective immediately. He has already made a significant contribution in closing the Sageview investment and will play a key role in the Company's next phase of development."


All comments regarding fiscal year 2010 do not assume a large Phase 2 deployment or a large rollout by other entities, including DCIP, although the Company expects both to occur. Nevertheless, Cinedigm reaffirms its expectation to produce double digit increases in revenues and Adjusted EBITDA over fiscal year 2009 levels as a result of the full year impact of $5 million of expense savings and the overall increase in industry digital screen deployments, which in turn drives growth across all of the Company's business units.


Cinedigm will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. The conference can be accessed by dialing 719.325.4851 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, A replay of the call will be available after 1:30 p.m. Eastern at 719.457.0820 or 888.203.1112, passcode 8479698. The replay will be accessible through Wednesday, August 19th.

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 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 films provide a complete suite of services required to enable the digital theater conversion. [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-QSB and annual report on Form 10-KSB, 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.

(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.

                    d/b/a CINEDIGM DIGITAL CINEMA CORP.
            (In thousands, except for share and per share data)

                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                           June 30,
                                                       2008        2009
                                                    ----------  ----------

Revenues                                            $   20,570  $   18,666

Costs and expenses:
Direct operating (exclusive of depreciation and
 amortization shown below)                               5,797       5,462
Selling, general and administrative                      4,833       3,869
Provision for doubtful accounts                             28         128
Research and development                                     7          40
Stock-based compensation                                   158         325
Depreciation of property and equipment                   8,135       8,153
Amortization of intangible assets                          947         765
                                                    ----------  ----------
      Total operating expenses                          19,905      18,742
                                                    ----------  ----------

Income (loss) from operations                              665         (76)

Interest income                                            124          40
Interest expense                                        (7,176)     (7,550)
Other income (expense), net                               (150)       (143)
Change in fair value of interest rate swap               2,252         683
                                                    ----------  ----------
Net loss                                                (4,285)     (7,046)

Preferred stock dividends                                    -        (100)
                                                    ----------  ----------
Net loss attributable to shareholders               $   (4,285) $   (7,146)
                                                    ==========  ==========
Net loss per Class A and B common share - basic and
 diluted                                            $    (0.16) $    (0.25)
                                                    ==========  ==========
Weighted average number of Class A and B common
 shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted                                   26,865,147  28,284,401
                                                    ==========  ==========

                   Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.
                    d/b/a Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
                       Adjusted EBITDA (as defined)
                    Reconciliation to GAAP Net Income
                              (In thousands)

                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                           June 30,
                                                       2008        2009
                                                    ----------  ----------

Net loss                                            $   (4,285) $   (7,046)
Add Back:
  Amortization of software development                     194         161
  Depreciation of property and equipment                 8,135       8,153
  Amortization of intangible assets                        947         765
  Interest income                                         (124)        (40)
  Interest expense                                       7,176       7,550
  Other (income) expense, net                              150         143
  Change in fair value of interest rate swap            (2,252)       (683)
  Stock-based expenses                                      74          37
  Stock-based compensation                                 158         325
                                                    ----------  ----------
Adjusted EBITDA (as defined)                        $   10,173  $    9,365
                                                    ==========  ==========

                    d/b/a CINEDIGM DIGITAL CINEMA CORP.
                        CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                  (In thousands, except for share data)

                                                   March 31,     June 30,
                                                      2009         2009
                                                  -----------  -----------
Current assets
     Cash and cash equivalents                    $    26,329  $    19,009
     Accounts receivable, net                          13,884       14,270
     Deferred costs                                     3,936        4,158
     Unbilled revenue, current portion                  3,082        3,249
     Prepaid and other current assets                   1,798        2,919
     Notes receivable, current portion                    616          322
                                                  -----------  -----------
Total current assets                                   49,645       43,927

     Property and equipment, net                      243,124      242,452
     Intangible assets, net                            10,707        9,942
     Capitalized software costs, net                    3,653        3,733
     Goodwill                                           8,024        8,024
     Deferred costs                                     3,967        4,509
     Unbilled revenue, net of current portion           1,253        1,163
     Notes receivable, net of current portion             959          919
     Security deposits                                    424          427
     Accounts receivable, net of current portion          386          386
     Restricted cash                                      255          255
                                                  -----------  -----------
Total assets                                      $   322,397  $   315,737
                                                  ===========  ===========

Current liabilities
     Accounts payable and accrued expenses        $    14,954  $    15,846
     Current portion of notes payable                  25,248       26,068
     Current portion of deferred revenue                5,535        5,381
     Current portion of customer security
      deposits                                            314          314
     Current portion of capital leases                    175          965
                                                  -----------  -----------
Total current liabilities                              46,226       48,574

     Notes payable, net of current portion            225,957      223,307
     Capital leases, net of current portion             5,832        5,833
     Fair value of interest rate swap                   4,529        3,846
     Deferred revenue, net of current portion           1,057        1,813
     Customer security deposits, net of current
      portion                                               9            9
                                                  -----------  -----------
Total liabilities                                     283,610      283,382
                                                  -----------  -----------

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:
  Preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share;
   15,000,000 shares authorized; issued and
    Series A 10%-20 shares authorized; 8 shares
     issued and outstanding, at March 31, 2009
     and June 30, 2009, respectively. Liquidation
     preference $4,050                                  3,476        3,503
  Class A common stock, $0.001 par value per
   share; 40,000,000 shares authorized;
   27,544,315 and 27,871,500 issued and
   27,492,875 and 27,820,060 shares outstanding
   at March 31, 2009 and June 30, 2009,
   respectively                                            27           27
  Class B common stock, $0.001 par value per
   share; 15,000,000 shares authorized; 733,811
   shares issued and outstanding at March 31,
   2009 and June 30, 2009, respectively                     1            1
  Additional paid-in capital                          173,565      174,252
  Treasury Stock, at cost; 51,440 Class A shares         (172)        (172)
  Accumulated deficit                                (138,110)    (145,256)
                                                  -----------  -----------
Total stockholders' equity                             38,787       32,355
                                                  -----------  -----------
                                                  $   322,397  $   315,737
                                                  ===========  ===========

Contact Information

  • Adam M. Mizel
    Cinedigm Digital Cinema
    (646) 375-3382
    Email Contact