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Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. Reports Results for the Second Quarter 2014

August 14, 2014 --

MIAMI, Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (the "Company" or "SBS") (Nasdaq:SBSA) today reported financial results for the three- and six-months ended June 30, 2014.

















































































































































Financial Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

Six-Months Ended

 

(in thousands)

June 30,

%

June 30,

%

 

2014

2013

Change

2014

2013

Change

 

 

 

Net revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio

 $ 36,019

 32,247

12%

 $ 65,464

 65,206

0%

Television

 4,868

 3,820

27%

 8,202

 9,964

 (18%)

Consolidated

 $ 40,887

 36,067

13%

 $ 73,666

 75,170

 (2%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OIBDA, a non-GAAP measure*:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio

 $ 13,658

 15,189

 (10%)

 $ 23,943

 27,458

 (13%)

Television

 (49)

 130

 (138%)

 (821)

 (49)

 (1576%)

Corporate

 (3,744)

 (2,612)

43%

 (5,448)

 (5,042)

8%

Consolidated

 $ 9,865

 12,707

 (22%)

 $ 17,674

 22,367

 (21%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Please refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section for a definition of OIBDA and a reconciliation from a non-GAAP to GAAP financial measure.


Discussion and Results



"During the second quarter, we continued to execute our plan to expand our audiences and strengthen our multi-media platform to position our company for growth," commented Raul Alarcón, Jr., Chairman and CEO. "Our radio station clusters continue to rank among the most successful media properties serving the Spanish-speaking population in the nation's largest Hispanic media markets. Our consistent success in building and maintaining strong audience shares was only confirmed by our New York radio franchise, WSKQ-FM, capturing the number one position among all radio stations for adults 18-49, regardless of language, in the New York market, according to the June Nielsen book. Building on our success, we are continuing to invest in our radio network and digital assets, in an effort to capitalize on our loyal following, close ties to the music community and recent ratings gains. Looking ahead, we remain focused on increasing our share of advertising budgets across our markets and converting our investments into returns to the benefit of our shareholders."


Quarter Results




For the quarter-ended June 30, 2014, consolidated net revenues totaled $40.9 million compared to $36.1 million for the same prior year period, resulting in an increase of $4.8 million or 13%. Our radio segment net revenues increased $3.8 million or 12%, due to an increase in special events revenue and network sales, which were offset by a decrease in national sales. The special events revenue increase occurred in our Miami, Los Angeles and New York markets. Our network sales increase is directly related to our new "AIRE Radio Networks" advertising platform, which we launched on January 1, 2014. The decrease in national sales occurred throughout all of our markets. Our television segment net revenues increased $1.0 million or 27%, due to the increases in special events revenue and local spot sales, which were offset by decreases in paid-programming and national spot sales.



Consolidated OIBDA, a non-GAAP measure, totaled $9.9 million compared to $12.7 million for the same prior year period, representing a decrease of $2.8 million or 22%. Our radio segment OIBDA decreased $1.5 million or 10%, primarily due to the increase in station operating expenses of $5.3 million, partially offset by the increase of net revenues of $3.8 million. Radio station operating expenses increased mainly due to special event expenses, music license fees, and expenses related to our new AIRE Radio Networks such as network-affiliate station compensation and employee compensation and benefits. Our television segment OIBDA decreased $0.2 million, due to the increase in station operating expenses of $1.2 million, offset by the increase of net revenues of $1.0 million. Television station operating expenses increased primarily due to increases in the production of programming cost, special event expenses and professional fees related to a lawsuit, which was offset by a decrease in rating services. Our corporate expenses increased $1.1 million or 43%, mostly due to an increase in compensation related to a retention bonus granted to the CEO per his new employment contract, which was offset by a decrease in professional fees.



Operating income totaled $9.9 million compared to $11.4 million for the same prior year period, representing a decrease of 13%.  This decrease in operating income was primarily due to the increase in operating expenses.



Six-Months Ended Results



For the six-months ended June 30, 2014, consolidated net revenues totaled $73.7 million compared to $75.2 million for the same prior year period, resulting in a decrease of $1.5 million or 2%. Our television segment net revenues decreased $1.8 million or 18%, due to the decreases in special events revenue, paid-programming and national spot sales. Our radio segment net revenues increased $0.3 million, due to the increases in local and network sales, which were offset by decreases in national sales and special event revenue. The increase in local sales occurred throughout most of our markets, with the exception of our Miami market. Our network sales increase is directly related to our new "AIRE Radio Networks" advertising platform, which we launched on January 1, 2014. Our national sales decrease occurred throughout most of our markets, with the exception of our San Francisco market, and our special event revenue decreased in our Puerto Rico, New York and Chicago markets.  



Consolidated OIBDA, a non-GAAP measure, totaled $17.7 million compared to $22.4 million for the same prior year period, representing a decrease of $4.7 million or 21%. Our radio segment OIBDA decreased $3.5 million or 13%, primarily due to the increase in station operating expenses of $3.8 million, offset by the increase of net revenues of $0.3 million.  Radio station operating expenses increased mainly due to special event expenses, music license fees, and expenses related to our new AIRE Radio Networks such as network-affiliate station compensation and employee compensation and benefits.  Our television segment OIBDA decreased $0.8 million, due to the decrease in net revenues of $1.8 million, which were offset by the decrease in station operating expenses of $1.0 million. Television station operating expenses decreased primarily due to decreases in special event expenses and rating services, which were offset by increases in the production of programming cost and professional fees. Our corporate expenses increased by $0.4 million or 8%, mostly due to an increase in compensation related to a retention bonus granted to the CEO per his new employment contract, which was offset by a decrease in professional fees. 



Operating income totaled $16.4 million compared to $18.7 million for the same prior year period, representing a decrease of $2.3 million or 12%. This decrease in operating income was primarily due to the increase in operating expenses and decrease in net revenues.



Second Quarter 2014 Conference Call



We will host a conference call to discuss our second quarter 2014 financial results on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  To access the teleconference, please dial 412-317-6789 ten minutes prior to the start time.



If you cannot listen to the teleconference at its scheduled time, there will be a replay available through Friday, August 29, 2014, which can be accessed by dialing 877-344-7529 (U.S.) or 412-317-0088 (Int'l), passcode: 10050886.



There will also be a live webcast of the teleconference, located on the investor portion of our corporate Web site, at www.spanishbroadcasting.com/webcasts.shtml . A seven day archived replay of the webcast will also be available at that link. 



About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.



Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States.  SBS owns and operates 20 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns 21 bilingual websites, including www.LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company's corporate Web site can be accessed at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.



This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, which are included in accordance with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results and performance in future periods to be materially different from any future results or performance suggested by the forward-looking statements in this press release. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from these expectations. Forward-looking statements, which are based upon certain assumptions and describe future plans, strategies and expectations of the Company, are generally identifiable by use of the words "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "estimate," "might," or "continue" or the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. Factors that could cause actual results, events and developments to differ are included from time to time in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results, events or developments referenced herein will occur or be realized. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results.



(Financial Table Follows)


























Contacts:

 

Analysts and Investors

Analysts, Investors or Media

José I. Molina 

Brad Edwards 

Vice President of Finance 

Brainerd Communicators, Inc.

(305) 441-6901

(212) 986-6667


Below are the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three- and six-months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.





























































































































































































 

Three-Months Ended

Six-Months Ended

 

June 30,

June 30,

Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts

2014

2013

2014

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Net revenue

 $ 40,887

 36,067

 $ 73,666

 75,170

Station operating expenses

 27,278

 20,748

 50,544

 47,761

Corporate expenses

 3,744

 2,612

 5,448

 5,042

Depreciation and amortization

 1,259

 1,316

 2,534

 2,674

(Gain) loss on the disposal of assets, net

 (1,250)

 (9)

 (1,204)

 (22)

Impairment charges and restructuring costs

 (73)

 25

 (73)

 1,025

Operating income

 9,929

 11,375

 16,417

 18,690

Interest expense, net

 (9,942)

 (9,939)

 (19,870)

 (19,870)

Dividends on Series B preferred stock classified as interest expense

 (2,434)

 -- 

 (4,867)

 -- 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) income before income taxes

 (2,447)

 1,436

 (8,320)

 (1,180)

Income tax expense

 786

 186

 1,000

 323

Net (loss) income

 (3,233)

 1,250

 (9,320)

 (1,503)

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends on Series B preferred stock

 -- 

 (2,482)

 -- 

 (4,964)

Net loss applicable to common stockholders

 $ (3,233)

 (1,232)

 $ (9,320)

 (6,467)

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per common share:

 

 

 

 

Basic & Diluted

 $ (0.44)

 (0.17)

 $ (1.28)

 (0.89)

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

Basic & Diluted

 7,267

 7,267

 7,267

 7,267


Non-GAAP Financial Measures



Operating Income (Loss) before Depreciation and Amortization, (Gain) Loss on the Disposal of Assets, net, and Impairment Charges and Restructuring Costs ("OIBDA") is not a measure of performance or liquidity determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") in the United States. However, we believe that this measure is useful in evaluating our performance because it reflects a measure of performance for our stations before considering costs and expenses related to our capital structure and dispositions. This measure is widely used in the broadcast industry to evaluate a company's operating performance and is used by us for internal budgeting purposes and to evaluate the performance of our stations, segments, management and consolidated operations. However, this measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for Operating Income, Net Income, Cash Flows from Operating Activities or any other measure used in determining our operating performance or liquidity that is calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because OIBDA is not calculated in accordance with GAAP, it is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. 



Included below are tables that reconcile OIBDA to operating income (loss) for each segment and consolidated operating income (loss), which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.












































































































































 

Quarter Ended June 30, 2014

(Unaudited and in thousands)

Consolidated

Radio

Television

Corporate

 

 

 

 

 

OIBDA

 $ 9,865

 13,658

 (49)

 (3,744)

Less expenses excluded from OIBDA but included in operating income (loss):

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 1,259

 480

 691

 88

(Gain) loss on the disposal of assets, net

 (1,250)

 (1,250)

 -- 

 -- 

Impairment charges and restructuring costs

 (73)

 -- 

 -- 

 (73)

Operating Income (Loss)

 $ 9,929

 14,428

 (740)

 (3,759)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter Ended June 30, 2013

(Unaudited and in thousands)

Consolidated

Radio

Television

Corporate

 

 

 

 

 

OIBDA

 $ 12,707

 15,189

 130

 (2,612)

Less expenses excluded from OIBDA but included in operating income (loss):

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 1,316

 481

 761

 74

(Gain) loss on the disposal of assets, net

 (9)

 (9)

 -- 

 -- 

Impairment charges and restructuring costs

 25

 86

 -- 

 (61)

Operating Income (Loss)

 $ 11,375

 14,631

 (631)

 (2,625)















































































































































 

 

 

Six-Months Ended June 30, 2014

(Unaudited and in thousands)

Consolidated

Radio

Television

Corporate

 

 

 

 

 

OIBDA

 $ 17,674

 23,943

 (821)

 (5,448)

Less expenses excluded from OIBDA but included in operating income (loss):

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 2,534

 981

 1,382

 171

(Gain) loss on the disposal of assets, net

 (1,204)

 (1,204)

 -- 

 -- 

Impairment charges and restructuring costs

 (73)

 -- 

 -- 

 (73)

Operating Income (Loss)

 $ 16,417

 24,166

 (2,203)

 (5,546)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six-Months Ended June 30, 2013

(Unaudited and in thousands)

Consolidated

Radio

Television

Corporate

 

 

 

 

 

OIBDA

 $ 22,367

 27,458

 (49)

 (5,042)

Less expenses excluded from OIBDA but included in operating income (loss):

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 2,674

 992

 1,535

 147

(Gain) loss on the disposal of assets, net

 (22)

 (9)

 -- 

 (13)

Impairment charges and restructuring costs

 1,025

 86

 1,000

 (61)

Operating Income (Loss)

 $ 18,690

 26,389

 (2,584)

 (5,115)


Non-GAAP Reporting Requirement under our Senior Secured Notes Indenture



Under our Senior Secured Notes Indenture, we are to provide our Senior Secured Noteholders a statement of our "Station Operating Income for the Television Segment," as defined by the Indenture, for the twelve-month period ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, and a reconciliation of "Station Operating Income for the Television Segment" to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP.  In addition, we are to provide our "Secured Leverage Ratio," as defined by the Indenture, as of June 30, 2014. 



Included below is the table that reconciles "Station Operating Income for the Television Segment" to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Also included is our "Secured Leverage Ratio" as of June 30, 2014.
























































































































































































































 

Twelve-Months Ended

Quarters Ended

 

June 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Dec. 31,

Sept. 30,

(Unaudited and in thousands)

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Operating Income for the Television Segment, as defined by the Indenture

 $ 904

 410

 (392)

 683

 203

Less expenses excluded from Station Operating Income for the Television Segment, as defined by the Indenture, but included in operating income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 2,763

 691

 691

 689

 692

Non-cash barter (income) expense

 42

 (3)

 55

 (18)

 8

Other

 1,102

 462

 325

 237

 78

GAAP Operating Loss for the Television Segment

 $ (3,003)

 (740)

 (1,463)

 (225)

 (575)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve-Months Ended

Quarters Ended

 

June 30,

June 30,

March 31,

Dec. 31,

Sept. 30,

(Unaudited and in thousands)

2013

2013

2013

2012

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Operating Income for the Television Segment, as defined by the Indenture

 $ 392

 251

 (140)

 370

 (89)

Less expenses excluded from Station Operating Income for the Television Segment, as defined by the Indenture, but included in operating income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 3,088

 761

 774

 777

 776

Non-cash barter (income) expense

 (183)

 5

 2

 28

 (218)

Other

 1,160

 116

 1,037

 7

 -- 

GAAP Operating Loss for the Television Segment

 $ (3,673)

 (631)

 (1,953)

 (442)

 (647)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of June 30, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Secured Leverage Ratio, as defined by the Indenture

6.4

 

 

 

 


Unaudited Segment Data



We have two reportable segments: radio and television. The following summary table presents separate financial data for each of our operating segments: 



 





































































































































































































































































 

Quarter Ended

June 30,

Six-Months Ended

June 30,

 

2014

2013

2014

2013

 

(In thousands)

(In thousands)

Net revenue:

 

 

 

 

Radio

$ 36,019

32,247

65,464

65,206

Television

4,868

3,820

8,202

9,964

Consolidated

$ 40,887

36,067

73,666

75,170

 

Engineering and programming expenses:

 

 

 

 

Radio

$ 5,357

4,605

10,430

9,709

Television

2,217

1,639

4,656

4,038

Consolidated

$ 7,574

6,244

15,086

13,747

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses:

 

 

 

 

Radio

$ 17,004

12,453

31,091

28,039

Television

2,700

2,051

4,367

5,975

Consolidated

$ 19,704

14,504

35,458

34,014

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate expenses:

$ 3,744

2,612

5,448

5,042

 

Depreciation and amortization:

 

 

 

 

Radio

$ 480

481

981

992

Television

691

761

1,382

1,535

Corporate

88

74

171

147

Consolidated

$ 1,259

1,316

2,534

2,674

 

(Gain) loss on the disposal of assets, net:

 

 

 

 

Radio

$ (1,250)

(9)

(1,204)

(9)

Television

-- 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Corporate

-- 

-- 

-- 

(13)

Consolidated

$ (1,250)

(9)

(1,204)

(22)

 

Impairment charges and restructuring costs:

 

 

 

 

Radio

$ -- 

86

-- 

86

Television

-- 

-- 

-- 

1,000

Corporate

(73)

(61)

(73)

(61)

Consolidated

$ (73)

25

(73)

1,025

 

Operating income (loss):

 

 

 

 

Radio

$ 14,428

14,631

24,166

26,389

Television

(740)

(631)

(2,203)

(2,584)

Corporate

(3,759)

(2,625)

(5,546)

(5,115)

Consolidated

$ 9,929

11,375

16,417

18,690


Selected Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Other Data:


































































































































 

As of 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

June 30, 2014

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 $ 24,021

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 $ 457,175

 

 

 

 

12.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2017, net

 $ 269,872

 

Other debt

 8,094

 

Total debt

 $ 277,966

 

 

 

 

Series B preferred stock

 $ 90,549

 

Accrued Series B preferred stock dividends payable

 40,964

 

Total

 $ 131,513

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders' deficit

 $ (63,693)

 

 

 

 

Total capitalization

 $ 345,786

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For the Six-Months Ended June 30, 

 

 2014 

      2013         

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 $ 1,197

 992

Cash paid for income taxes

 $ 305

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