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Nov 16, 2020

Cinedigm Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Earnings (Quarter Ending September 30, 2020)

Total Quarterly Revenues of $7.2 million with OTT Channel Streaming Revenues Up 47% and Ad-Supported OTT Revenues Up 45% Versus Prior Year Quarter 

Total Monthly Ad-Supported Viewers Now at 15.2 Million, Up 238% Versus Prior Year

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2020-- Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) today announced its financial results for the three month period ended September 30, 2020.

Key Financial Results:

  • Consolidated revenues were $7.2 million, with OTT Channel streaming up 47% versus prior year quarter
  • Transactional Video-On-Demand (TVOD) and Ad-Based Video-On-Demand (AVOD) Digital Sales increased 27% year-over-year, driven by partners such as Amazon, with 78% growth
  • Ad-supported streaming revenues increased 44% over first quarter of this fiscal year and 45% over the prior year quarter despite COVID-19 impacts on the overall advertising market
  • OTT Streaming & Digital and Content Distribution Adjusted EBITDA for the three month period ending September 30, 2020 increased 3% versus the three month period ending September 30, 2019 and increased by $2.3 million, or 72%, versus the six month period ending September 30, 2019.
  • Total Debt reduced by $20.9 million, or 40%, versus prior year, including conversion of $15 million of convertible notes to equity at $1.50 per share

Key Business Highlights During Q2 FY2021 (Quarter ended September 30, 2020)

  • Further strengthened balance sheet with common stock issuance on July 20, 2020 for gross proceeds of $10.8 million
  • Launched hundreds of movies, TV episodes and three streaming channels on NBCUniversal’s Peacock digital streaming platform
  • Announced partnership with Fantawild, China’s largest theme park operator and top producer of children’s animation in Asia, to launch a new global streaming service and distribute Fantawild’s animated content outside of China
  • Announced partnership with Bloody Disgusting, the most popular media brand in horror, to launch a new horror streaming network that premiered for the Halloween season
  • Announced partnership with TwentyOne14 Media to launch a new, urban multi-cultural entertainment and lifestyle network
  • Partnered with Rad (formerly Littlstar) to distribute Cinedigm's portfolio of streaming channels. Rad is the leading provider of streaming content to the gaming ecosystem, where it reaches over 110 million Sony PlayStation consoles and hundreds of millions of other streaming devices including Android TVs, mobile devices, and many more
  • Cinedigm’s device streaming footprint now approaching 900 million global devices

Key Business Highlights Subsequent to Quarter End:

  • Revenues from the Company’s ad-supported streaming channels grew 29% from September to October 2020, setting a new Cinedigm record. Year-over-year, October revenues were up more than 148%, also a record
  • Cinedigm Networks paid subscriber count surged 45% to 142,000 in last 6 months
  • Flagship streaming channel CONtv subscribers increased 78% since April 1st
  • Reached 15.2 million monthly viewers in October for year-over-year growth of 238%
  • Cinedigm agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading streaming content company for classic film and television programming. The acquisition will add The Film Detective’s library, comprised of 3,000 content titles, an estimated 10,000 individual film and TV episodes and two streaming networks (The Film Detective and Lonestar channels) to Cinedigm’s expansive portfolio of streaming channels and content
  • Launched the popular The Bob Ross Channel on Viacom’s streaming television service, Pluto TV
  • Expanded OTT channel portfolio to 25 channels either launched or under contract versus nine channels a year ago.

“We made strong progress in this seasonally slow quarter as streaming revenues continued to accelerate behind additional channel launches, platform/device expansion and enhanced digital sales, particularly TVOD,” said Chris McGurk, Cinedigm’s Chairman and CEO. “With several more channels teed up to launch, a strong recovery in the advertising market and continued demand by all the streaming platforms for digital content, we expect this growth to accelerate into our fiscal third quarter as we drive toward sustained profitability. We are also particularly pleased about The Film Detective acquisition, which will add almost 10,000 titles/episodes and 2 streaming channels to our portfolio of streaming assets. As the streaming business continues to consolidate, we believe Cinedigm is in a unique position to roll-up additional profitable and accretive streaming assets like The Film Detective that can immediately generate significant added revenue growth and profits from our Matchpoint technology, distribution muscle, content and OTT infrastructure.”

Gary Loffredo, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, added, “We made great progress this quarter by further strengthening our balance sheet, adding $10.8 million in cash through an equity offering and reducing our debt by another $15 million by converting convertible notes to equity at $1.50 per share. We plan to continue to pursue further opportunities to reduce the remaining debt on our balance sheet over the remainder of this year, reducing interest expense and facilitating our drive to sustained profitability. Based on sales activity to date, we also expect continued strong results next quarter.”

Fiscal Second Quarter Financial Summary (comparing the three months ended September 30, 2020 to the three months ended September 30, 2019)

Revenue was $7.2 million, a decrease of 30% compared to $10.2 million in the prior year period, due to the expected decline in the legacy Cinema Equipment business and the negative impact of COVID-19 on theatrical revenues and temporary DVD warehousing and distribution center shutdowns due to the impact of COVID-19. This was partially offset by growth in OTT / streaming revenues. OTT AVOD Channel revenues increased 45% versus last year and 44% versus the prior quarter ending June 30, 2020.

The Company reported a consolidated net loss of $26.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2021. Excluding the unrealized change in fair value of our equity investment in Starrise Media Holdings Limited, the operating net loss was $6.8 million, or $.06 per share, driven in large part by the loss of theatrical revenues in the legacy Cinema Equipment business due to COVID-19 impacts.

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, consolidated adjusted EBITDA was negative $1.1 million, compared to $1.4 million in the year-ago period. This decrease was primarily due to the expected decline of our legacy Cinema Equipment business and the negative impact of COVID-19 on theatrical revenues and temporary DVD warehousing and distribution center shutdowns due to the impact of COVID-19. Content & Entertainment Adjusted EBITDA of negative $0.9 million was $2.3 million better than the prior year to date, a 72% increase.

As of September 30, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $16.5 million compared to $14.3 million as of March 31, 2020, the end of our last fiscal year. We completed an equity raise with common stock for gross proceeds of $10.8 million during the quarter.

Total debt was reduced by $20.9 million, or 40%, versus September 30, 2019, compared to March 31, 2019 total debt was reduced by $34.5 million or 53%.

Conference Call

Cinedigm will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 1:30 pm PT / 4:30 pm ET on November 16, 2020.

To participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 407-9124 or for international callers (201) 689-8584 at least five minutes prior to the start of the call. No passcode is required. An audio webcast is available directly at the following link https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2478/38588 and will also be accessible at http://investor.cinedigm.com/events.cfm. To listen to the live webcast, please visit the site prior to the start of the call-in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be available by dialing (877) 481-4010 (U.S.) or (919) 882-2331 (International) and use passcode: 38588

Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company for the periods presented to be earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, other income, net, goodwill impairment, litigation related expenses and recoveries, stock-based compensation, expenses, restructuring, transition and acquisitions expenses, net, and certain other items. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation in the tables attached to this release of loss from continuing operations calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) to Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of financial performance under GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. 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. Management presents Adjusted EBITDA because it believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful supplement to net loss as an indicator of operating performance. Management also believes that Adjusted EBITDA is an industry-wide financial measure that is useful both to management and investors when evaluating the Company's performance and comparing our performance with the performance of our competitors. Management also uses adjusted EBITDA for planning purposes, as well as to evaluate the Company's performance because it believes that adjusted EBITDA more accurately reflects the Company's results, as it excludes certain items, such as stock-based compensation charges, that management believes are not indicative of the Company's operating performance. The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a performance measure and not a liquidity measure. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to operating or net loss as an indicator of performance or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as an indicator of cash flows, in each case as determined in accordance with GAAP, or as a measure of liquidity. In addition, adjusted EBITDA does not take into account changes in certain assets and liabilities as well as interest and Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company for the periods presented to be earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, other income, net, goodwill impairment, litigation related expenses and recoveries, stock-based compensation, expenses, restructuring, transition and acquisitions expenses, net, and certain other items. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation in the tables attached to this release of loss from continuing operations calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) to Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of financial performance under GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. 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. Management presents Adjusted EBITDA because it believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful supplement to net loss as an indicator of operating performance. Management also believes that Adjusted EBITDA is an industry-wide financial measure that is useful both to management and investors when evaluating the Company's performance and comparing our performance with the performance of our competitors. Management also uses adjusted EBITDA for planning purposes, as well as to evaluate the Company's performance because it believes that adjusted EBITDA more accurately reflects the Company's results, as it excludes certain items, such as stock-based compensation charges, that management believes are not indicative of the Company's operating performance. The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a performance measure and not a liquidity measure. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to operating or net loss as an indicator of performance or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as an indicator of cash flows, in each case as determined in accordance with GAAP, or as a measure of liquidity. 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. 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 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 GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should be read only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP income taxes that can affect cash flows. 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 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 GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should be read only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

About Cinedigm

Since inception, Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has been a leader at the forefront of the digital transformation of content distribution. Adapting to the rapidly transforming business needs of today’s entertainment landscape, Cinedigm remains a change-centric player focused on providing content, channels and services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies. Cinedigm’s Content and Networks groups provide original and aggregated programming, channels and services that entertain consumers globally across hundreds of millions of devices. For more information, visit www.cinedigm.com.

Cinedigm uses, and will continue to use, its website, press releases, SEC filings, and various social media channels, including Twitter (https://twitter.com/cinedigm), LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/cinedigm/), Facebook (facebook.com/Cinedigm), StockTwits (https://stocktwits.com/CinedigmCorp) and the Company website (www.cinedigm.com) as additional means of disclosing public information to investors, the media and others interested in the Company. It is possible that certain information that the Company posts on its website, disseminated in press releases, SEC filings, and on social media could be deemed to be material information, and the Company encourages investors, the media and others interested in the Company to review the business and financial information that the Company posts on its website, disseminates in press releases, SEC filings and on the social media channels identified above, as such information could be deemed to be material information.

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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.

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

CINEDIGM CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

September 30,
2020

 

March 31,
2020

ASSETS

(Unaudited)

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

16,503

 

 

$

14,294

 

Accounts receivable, net

23,245

 

 

34,785

 

Inventory, net

242

 

 

582

 

Unbilled revenue

2,228

 

 

1,992

 

Prepaid and other current assets

9,380

 

 

9,409

 

Total current assets

51,598

 

 

61,062

 

Restricted cash

1,000

 

 

1,000

 

Equity investment in Starrise, a related party, at fair value

14,468

 

 

23,433

 

Property and equipment, net

5,118

 

 

7,967

 

Right-of-use assets

169

 

 

1,210

 

Intangible assets, net

5,743

 

 

6,924

 

Goodwill

8,701

 

 

8,701

 

Other long-term assets

5

 

 

143

 

Total assets

$

86,802

 

 

$

110,440

 

LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

57,265

 

 

$

77,085

 

Current portion of notes payable, including unamortized debt discount of $— and $460 respectively

16,643

 

 

37,249

 

Current portion of notes payable, non-recourse including unamortized debt discount of $358 and $763, respectively

11,749

 

 

11,442

 

Operating lease liabilities

135

 

 

593

 

Current portion of deferred revenue

1,750

 

 

1,645

 

Total current liabilities

87,542

 

 

128,014

 

Notes payable

2,152

 

 

 

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

34

 

 

684

 

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

60

 

 

919

 

Other long-term liabilities

8

 

 

110

 

Total liabilities

89,796

 

 

129,727

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ deficit

 

 

 

Preferred stock, 15,000,000 shares authorized; Series A 10% - $0.001 par value per share; 20 shares authorized; and 7 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020. Liquidation preference of $3,648

3,559

 

 

3,559

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; Class A stock 200,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020; 123,041,378 and 63,251,429 shares issued and 121,727,542 and 61,937,593 shares outstanding at September 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, respectively

122

 

 

62

 

Additional paid-in capital

463,741

 

 

400,784

 

Treasury stock, at cost; 1,313,836 Class A common shares at September 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020

(11,603

)

 

(11,603

)

Accumulated deficit

(457,481

)

 

(410,904

)

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(18

)

 

92

 

Total stockholders’ deficit of Cinedigm Corp.

(1,680

)

 

(18,010

)

Deficit attributable to noncontrolling interest

(1,314

)

 

(1,277

)

Total deficit

(2,994

)

 

(19,287

)

Total liabilities and deficit

$

86,802

 

 

$

110,440

 

CINEDIGM CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Six Months Ended
September 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Revenues

$

7,182

 

 

$

10,241

 

 

$

13,200

 

 

$

20,044

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct operating (excludes depreciation and amortization shown below)

4,330

 

 

4,087

 

 

7,009

 

 

7,699

 

Selling, general and administrative

6,168

 

 

4,988

 

 

10,008

 

 

10,837

 

(Recovery) provision for doubtful accounts

(193

)

 

56

 

 

(193

)

 

326

 

Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment

1,345

 

 

1,609

 

 

2,869

 

 

3,383

 

Amortization of intangible assets

591

 

 

594

 

 

1,181

 

 

1,589

 

Total operating expenses

12,241

 

 

11,334

 

 

20,874

 

 

23,834

 

Loss from operations

(5,059

)

 

(1,093

)

 

(7,674

)

 

(3,790

)

Interest expense, net

(1,194

)

 

(1,813

)

 

(2,484

)

 

(4,095

)

Loss on extinguishment of notes payable

(335

)

 

 

 

(312

)

 

 

Changes in fair value of equity investment in Starrise, a related party

(19,832

)

 

 

 

(35,626

)

 

 

Other expense, net

(327

)

 

(155

)

 

(521

)

 

(168

)

Loss from operations before income taxes

(26,747

)

 

(3,061

)

 

(46,617

)

 

(8,053

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

181

 

 

(27

)

 

181

 

 

(74

)

Net loss

(26,566

)

 

(3,088

)

 

(46,436

)

 

(8,127

)

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

23

 

 

(7

)

 

37

 

 

(1

)

Net loss attributable to controlling interests

(26,543

)

 

(3,095

)

 

(46,399

)

 

(8,128

)

Preferred stock dividends

(89

)

 

(89

)

 

(178

)

 

(178

)

Net loss attributable to common stockholders

$

(26,632

)

 

$

(3,184

)

 

$

(46,577

)

 

$

(8,306

)

Net loss per Class A common stock attributable to common stockholders - basic and diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to common stockholders

$

(0.23

)

 

$

(0.08

)

 

$

(0.45

)

 

$

(0.21

)

Weighted average number of Class A common stock outstanding: basic and diluted

114,532,217

 

 

41,439,520

 

 

104,529,411

 

 

39,903,778

 

Adjusted EBITDA

Following is the reconciliation of our consolidated net loss to Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

($ in thousands)

 

2020

 

2019

Net loss

 

$

(26,566

)

 

$

(3,088

)

Add Back:

 

 

 

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

(181

)

 

27

 

Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment

 

1,345

 

 

1,609

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

591

 

 

589

 

Loss on extinguishment of notes payable

 

335

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

1,194

 

 

1,818

 

Changes in fair value on equity investment in Starrise

 

19,832

 

 

 

Other expense, net

 

1,291

 

 

296

 

Stock-based compensation and expenses

 

1,035

 

 

178

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

23

 

 

(7

)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

(1,101

)

 

$

1,422

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments related to the Cinema Equipment Business

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment

 

$

(1,239

)

 

$

(1,491

)

Amortization of intangible assets

 

(7

)

 

(12

)

Loss (income) from operations

 

1,384

 

 

(917

)

Adjusted EBITDA from Content & Entertainment business and corporate segment

 

$

(963

)

 

$

(998

)

Adjusted EBITDA

Following is the reconciliation of our consolidated net loss to Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

Six Months Ended
September 30,

($ in thousands)

 

2020

 

2019

Net loss

 

(46,436

)

 

(8,127

)

Add Back:

 

 

 

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

(181

)

 

74

 

Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment

 

2,869

 

 

3,383

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

1,181

 

 

1,589

 

Loss on extinguishment of notes payable

 

312

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

2,484

 

 

4,095

 

Changes in fair value on equity investment in Starrise

 

35,626

 

 

 

Other expense, net

 

1,590

 

 

759

 

Stock-based compensation

 

1,212

 

 

189

 

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

37

 

 

(1

)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

(1,306

)

 

$

1,961

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments related to the Cinema Equipment Business

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment

 

(2,642

)

 

(3,137

)

Amortization of intangible assets

 

(15

)

 

(23

)

Stock-based compensation and expenses

 

 

 

7

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

3,045

 

 

(2,050

)

Adjusted EBITDA from Content & Entertainment business and corporate segment

 

$

(918

)

 

$

(3,242

)

 

Jill Newhouse Calcaterra
Cinedigm
jcalcaterra@cinedigm.com
310-466-5135

Source: Cinedigm Corp.