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CORRECTING and REPLACING RealD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results

In the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets table, the figures for Total liabilities and equity for December 31, 2013 (unaudited) and March 31, 2013 should read $258,869 and $273,648, respectively (sted $366,857 and $398,107).

The corrected release reads:

REALD INC. REPORTS THIRD QUARTER FISCAL YEAR 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS

RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD), a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies, today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2014 ended December 31, 2013.

“RealD delivered a strong third quarter, outperforming across nearly every financial measure,” said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RealD. “Both RealD box office and licensing revenue were up year-over-year, led by the success of Gravity. Delivering over $300 million in RealD box office to-date, Gravity demonstrates that the RealD platform can deliver strong results when a high-quality film is supported with proper marketing of the 3D format and appropriate 3D programming. As we did with Gravity, our goal is to identify these types of films early-on, work closely alongside the key film constituents and dedicate resources to maximize the performance of each film across our platform.

“At the same time, profitability and free cash flow in the quarter benefitted from reduced levels of operating expenses and capital expenditures, the result of recent actions taken to optimize our financial performance and better position the company for the future,” Mr. Lewis added. “Looking ahead, we will continue to invest in our international growth markets, as well as continue our focus on visual technology initiatives that are expected to offer compelling growth potential for RealD over the longer term. Notably, subsequent to quarter-end, we were pleased to announce RealD TrueImage, the first measurable display of our effort to expand RealD’s business beyond 3D.”

Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $55.4 million, comprised of license revenue of $35.6 million and product and other revenue of $19.8 million. For the third quarter of fiscal 2013, total revenue was $46.9 million, comprised of license revenue of $30.3 million and product and other revenue of $16.6 million.
  • GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders was $271,000, or $0.01 per share, compared to GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders of $4.2 million, or $0.08 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2013.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $21.3 million, compared to $10.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.
  • 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. As a result, the prior year calculation of Adjusted EBITDA was revised to conform with RealD’s new definition of Adjusted EBITDA.
  • 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).

Nine-Month Fiscal 2014 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $158.6 million, comprised of license revenue of $103.9 million and product and other revenue of $54.7 million. For the nine months ended December 31, 2012, total revenue was $170.1 million, comprised of license revenue of $106.5 million and product and other revenue of $63.6 million.
  • GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders was $6.5 million, or $0.13 per share, compared to GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.4 million, or $0.10 per share, for the nine months ended December 31, 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $51.0 million, compared to $45.1 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2012.

Cash Flows and Balance Sheet Highlights

  • For the nine months ended December 31, 2013, cash flows from operating activities were $21.5 million and total capital expenditures were $19.4 million, resulting in free cash flow of $2.1 million. The Company expects that its future cash flows will vary considerably from quarter to quarter, due to box office seasonality, among other factors.
  • 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 December 31, 2013, cash and cash equivalents were $29.6 million and total debt was $49.4 million.

Key Metrics

  • Estimated box office generated on RealD-enabled screens(1) for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was $752 million ($341 million domestic, $411 million international). In the third quarter of fiscal 2013, estimated box office generated on RealD-enabled screens was $643 million ($299 million domestic, $344 million international).
  • Eight 3D films were released in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to nine 3D films in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. These figures reflect the number of 3D films released domestically during the periods.
  • International markets generated 67% of license revenue and 33% of product and other revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • As of December 31, 2013, RealD had deployed approximately 24,800 RealD-enabled screens, an increase of 12% from approximately 22,200 screens as of December 31, 2012, and an increase of 600 screens (100 domestic, 500 international), or 2%, from approximately 24,200 screens as of September 30, 2013.
  • As of December 31, 2013, RealD had approximately 13,400 domestic screens at approximately 3,000 domestic theater locations and approximately 11,400 international screens at approximately 2,900 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 19 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 the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2014 and First Three Quarters of Fiscal 2015

(As of February 5, 2014 – Domestic)

 

Fiscal Q4 2014

 

Film

 

Domestic Release Date

(ending 3/31/14) The Legend of Hercules 1/10/2014
The Nut Job 1/17/2014
I, Frankenstein 1/24/2014
The Lego Movie 2/7/2014
Pompeii 2/21/2014
Mr. Peabody and Sherman 3/7/2014
300: Rise of an Empire 3/7/2014
Need for Speed 3/14/2014
 

Fiscal Q1 2015

Film

Domestic Release Date

(ending 6/30/14) Captain America: The Winter Soldier 4/4/2014
Rio 2 4/11/2014
Amazing Spider-Man #2 5/2/2014
Legends of Oz 5/9/2014
Untitled Godzilla Project 5/16/2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past 5/23/2014
Maleficent 5/30/2014
Edge of Tomorrow 6/6/2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2 6/13/2014
Transformers: Age of Extinction 6/27/2014
 

Fiscal Q2 2015

Film

Domestic Release Date

(ending 9/30/14) Dawn of The Planet of the Apes 7/11/2014
Jupiter Ascending 7/18/2014
Planes: Fire and Rescue 7/18/2014
Step Up All In 7/25/2014
Guardians of The Galaxy 8/1/2014
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) Big Hero 6 11/7/2014
Home 11/26/2014
Exodus 12/12/2014
Tomorrowland 12/12/2014
    Hobbit: There And Back Again   12/17/2014
 

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 third quarter of fiscal 2014, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT), today, February 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 33414570.

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 33414570.

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 and acceptance for our technologies; 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 2014 ending March 31, 2014 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, which may increase in future periods; market and industry trends, including growth in 3D content; our plans, strategies and expected opportunities; the deployment of and demand for our products and products incorporating our technologies; RealD’s projected operating results; and competitive pressures in domestic and international cinema markets impacting license and product revenues.

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, 2013 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. Adjusted EBITDA also differs from the amounts calculated under the similarly titled definition in our credit agreement, which is further adjusted to reflect certain other cash and non-cash charges and is used to determine compliance with financial covenants and RealD’s ability to engage in certain activities, such as incurring additional debt and making certain restricted payments.

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 its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers, content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D and other premium content on a variety of visual displays and devices.

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 amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended   Nine months ended
December 31,   December 31, December 31,   December 31,
  2013     2012     2013     2012  
 
Revenue:
License $ 35,619 $ 30,334 $ 103,901 $ 106,499
Product and other   19,819     16,605     54,685     63,604  
Total revenue 55,438 46,939 158,586 170,103
Cost of revenue:
License 11,472 10,523 33,981 34,819
Product and other   16,696     15,497     49,248     65,366  
Total cost of revenue 28,168 26,020 83,229 100,185
Gross profit 27,270 20,919 75,357 69,918
Operating expenses:
Research and development 5,236 5,376 15,465 14,866
Selling and marketing 6,842 6,053 20,295 18,872
General and administrative   13,161     12,346     39,533     35,797  
Total operating expenses   25,239     23,775     75,293     69,535  
Operating income (loss) 2,031 (2,856 ) 64 383
Interest expense, net (525 ) (426 ) (1,765 ) (1,027 )
Other income (loss)   (47 )   (183 )   227     (557 )
Income (loss) before income taxes 1,459 (3,465 ) (1,474 ) (1,201 )
Income tax expense   1,614     694     4,881     4,242  
Net loss (155 ) (4,159 ) (6,355 ) (5,443 )

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

  (116 )   (1 )   (101 )   89  

Net loss attributable to RealD Inc. common stockholders

$ (271 ) $ (4,160 ) $ (6,456 ) $ (5,354 )
 
Loss per common share:
Basic $ (0.01 ) $ (0.08 ) $ (0.13 ) $ (0.10 )
Diluted $ (0.01 ) $ (0.08 ) $ (0.13 ) $ (0.10 )
 
Shares used in computing loss per common share:
Basic 49,325 51,062 49,459 53,157
Diluted 49,325 51,062 49,459 53,157
 
RealD Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
 
  December 31,   March 31,
  2013     2013  
(unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 29,621 $ 31,020
Accounts receivable, net 50,831 45,472
Inventories 9,351 15,430
Deferred costs – eyewear 472 538
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   5,782     3,973  
Total current assets 96,057 96,433
Property and equipment, net 23,913 25,002
Cinema systems, net 113,728 125,379
Digital projectors, net-held for sale 128 728
Goodwill 10,657 10,657
Other intangibles, net 6,468 7,417
Deferred income taxes 3,001 3,001
Other assets   4,917     5,031  
Total assets $

258,869

  $ 273,648  
 
Liabilities and equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 6,856 $ 22,737
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 26,608 25,013
Deferred revenue 8,171 9,916
Income taxes payable 1,668 603
Deferred income taxes 2,895 2,860
Current portion of Credit Agreement   12,500     1,042  
Total current liabilities 58,698 62,171
Credit Agreement, net of current portion 36,875 46,458
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 7,309 10,392
Other long-term liabilities and customer deposits   5,106     5,438  
Total liabilities   107,988     124,459  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Equity (deficit)
Common stock 347,976 332,694
Accumulated deficit (196,813 ) (182,846 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income   391     115  
Total RealD Inc. stockholders’ equity 151,554 149,963
Noncontrolling interest   (673 )   (774 )
Total equity   150,881     149,189  
 
Total liabilities and equity $

258,869

  $

273,648

 
 
RealD Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  Nine months ended
December 31,   December 31,
  2013     2012  
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss $ (6,355 ) $ (5,443 )

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

Depreciation and amortization 30,082 24,130
Deferred income tax 35 (49 )

Non-cash interest expense

281 342
Non-cash stock compensation 13,605 13,965
Gain on sale of fixed assets 103 44
Impairment of long-lived assets and related purchase commitments 3,547 6,581
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (5,359 ) 6,361
Inventories 6,079 26,465
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (1,809 ) (2,372 )
Deferred costs - eyewear 66 581
Other assets 114 (661 )
Accounts payable (15,848 ) (5,595 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,314 (2,092 )
Other long-term liabilities and customer deposits (572 ) 1,767
Income taxes receivable/payable 1,065 (176 )
Deferred revenue   (4,828 )   (865 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 21,520 62,983
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment (3,805 ) (11,665 )
Purchases of cinema systems and related components (15,646 ) (12,774 )
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets   215     2,474  
Net cash used in investing activities (19,236 ) (21,965 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from credit facility 37,500 47,500
Repayments on credit facility (35,625 ) (37,500 )
Payments of debt issuance costs (1,167 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 1,374 1,070
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan 303 611
Repurchases of common stock (7,511 ) (47,759 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interests       (1,000 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (3,959 )   (38,245 )
Effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalent 276
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (1,399 ) 2,773
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   31,020     24,894  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 29,621   $ 27,667  
 
RealD Inc.
Schedule of Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

 
  Three months ended   Nine months ended
December 31,   December 31, December 31,   December 31,
(in thousands)   2013     2012     2013     2012  
 
Net loss $ (155 ) $ (4,159 ) $ (6,355 ) $ (5,443 )
Add (deduct):
Interest expense, net 525 426 1,765 1,027

Income tax expense

1,614 694 4,881 4,242
Depreciation and amortization 10,318 8,194 30,082 24,130
Other (income) loss (1) 47 183 (227 ) 557
Share-based compensation expense (2) 4,487 4,871 13,605 13,965
Impairment of assets and intangibles (3) 764 680 3,547 6,581
Cost reduction plan (4)   3,657     -     3,657     -  
Adjusted EBITDA (5) $ 21,257   $ 10,889   $ 50,955   $ 45,059  
 
(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 Credit Agreement 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. As a result, the prior year calculation of Adjusted EBITDA was revised to conform with RealD’s new definition of Adjusted EBITDA.
 
RealD Inc.
Schedule of Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

 

  Nine months ended
December 31,   December 31,
  2013     2012  
(in thousands)
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 21,520 $ 62,983
Purchases of property and equipment (3,805 ) (11,665 )
Purchases of cinema systems and related components   (15,646 )   (12,774 )
Free cash flow $ 2,069   $ 38,544  

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