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Regal Entertainment Group Reports Results For Fourth Quarter 2012 And Declares Quarterly Dividend

Forward-looking Statements:This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, may constitute forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the risk factors contained in the Company's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2012. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors.

Conference Call:Regal Entertainment Group management will conduct a conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2012 results on February 7, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Interested parties can listen to the call live on the Internet through the investor relations section of the Company's Web site: www.REGmovies.com, or by dialing 877-407-0778 (Domestic) and 201-689-8565 (International). Please dial in to the call at least 5 - 10 minutes prior to the start of the call or go to the Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software. When prompted, ask for the Regal Entertainment Group conference call. A replay of the call will be available beginning approximately two hours following the call. Those interested in listening to the replay of the conference call should dial 877-660-6853 (Domestic) or 201-612-7415 (International) and enter account #286 and conference call ID #382614.

About Regal Entertainment Group:Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the United States. The Company's theatre circuit, comprising Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates 6,880 screens in 540 locations in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Regal operates theatres in 43 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.REGmovies.com.

 

Regal Entertainment Group

Consolidated Statements of Income Information

For the Fiscal Quarters and Four Quarters Ended 12/27/12 and 12/29/11

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

   
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 27, 2012   Dec. 29, 2011 Dec. 27, 2012   Dec. 29, 2011
Revenues
Admissions $ 485.3 $ 414.0 $ 1,925.1 $ 1,842.6
Concessions 188.5 159.3 748.4 708.0
Other operating revenues 49.3 40.6 150.7 131.1
Total revenues 723.1 613.9 2,824.2 2,681.7
 
Operating expenses
Film rental and advertising costs 250.8 210.9 1,000.5 953.7
Cost of concessions 25.9 21.9 101.1 96.6
Rent expense 99.1 95.5 384.4 381.5
Other operating expenses 189.9 183.4 735.9 744.4

General and administrative expenses (including share-   based compensation of $3.3 million and $1.6   million for the quarters ended December 27, 2012   and December 29, 2011, respectively, and $10.3   million and $7.9 million for the four quarters ended   December 27, 2012 and December 29, 2011,   respectively)

20.1 16.1 68.8 65.8
Depreciation and amortization 45.5 47.8 183.1 197.6

Net loss on disposal and impairment of operating   assets and other

9.8 4.7 16.2 20.8
Income from operations 82.0 33.6 334.2 221.3
 
Interest expense, net 32.2 35.9 135.0 149.7
Earnings recognized from NCM (11.7 ) (11.7 ) (34.8 ) (37.9 )
Impairment of RealD, Inc. investment 13.9 13.9
Loss on extinguishment of debt 21.9
Other, net (1.1 ) (1.6 ) (1.9 ) 15.9
Income (loss) before income taxes 62.6 (2.9 ) 235.9 57.8
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 25.3 (6.9 ) 91.2 17.7
Net income 37.3 4.0 144.7 40.1
Noncontrolling interest, net of tax 0.1 0.1 0.2
Net income attributable to controlling interest $ 37.3 $ 4.1 $ 144.8 $ 40.3
 
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.24 $ 0.03 $ 0.93 $ 0.26
Adjusted diluted earnings per share (1) $ 0.28 $ 0.10 $ 1.00 $ 0.48

Weighted average number of diluted shares   outstanding (2)

155.3 154.7 155.0 154.6
 

Consolidated Summary Balance Sheet Information

(dollars in millions)

   

( unaudited)

 
As of As of
Dec. 27, 2012 Dec. 29, 2011
 
Cash and cash equivalents $ 109.5 $ 253.0
Total assets 2,209.5 2,341.3
Total debt 1,995.2 2,016.3
Total stockholders’ deficit of Regal Entertainment Group (696.8 ) (570.9 )
 

Operating Data

   

( unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 27, 2012   Dec. 29, 2011 Dec. 27, 2012   Dec. 29, 2011
 
Theatres at period end 540 527 540 527
Screens at period end 6,880 6,614 6,880 6,614
Average screens per theatre 12.7 12.6 12.7 12.6
Attendance (in thousands) 54,762 47,682 216,365 211,946
Average ticket price $ 8.86 $ 8.68 $ 8.90 $ 8.69
Average concessions per patron $ 3.44 $ 3.34 $ 3.46 $ 3.34
 

Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

(dollars in millions)

( unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 27, 2012 Dec. 29, 2011 Dec. 27, 2012 Dec. 29, 2011
 
EBITDA $ 140.3 $ 80.9 $ 554.1 $ 405.3
Interest expense, net (32.2 ) (35.9 ) (135.0

)

 

(149.7 )
(Provision for) benefit from income taxes (25.3 ) 6.9 (91.2

)

 

(17.7 )
Deferred income taxes 22.6 14.6 52.4 41.3
Changes in operating assets and liabilities 43.8 44.7 (70.8

)

 

(19.4 )
Impairment of RealD, Inc. investment 13.9 13.9
Loss on extinguishment of debt 21.9
Other items, net 15.7 7.8 37.1 57.5
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 164.9 $ 132.9 $ 346.6 $ 353.1
 

Reconciliation of EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA

(dollars in millions)

( unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 27, 2012 Dec. 29, 2011 Dec. 27, 2012 Dec. 29, 2011
 
EBITDA $ 140.3 $ 80.9 $ 554.1 $ 405.3

Net loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets   and other

9.8 4.7 16.2 20.8
Share-based compensation expense 3.3 1.6 10.3 7.9
Impairment of RealD, Inc. investment 13.9 13.9
Loss on extinguishment of debt 21.9
Noncontrolling interest, net of tax and other, net (1.1 ) (1.7 )

(2.0

)

15.7
Adjusted EBITDA (3) $ 152.3 $ 99.4 $ 578.6 $ 485.5
 

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

(dollars in millions)

( unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 27, 2012 Dec. 29, 2011 Dec. 27, 2012 Dec. 29, 2011
 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 164.9 $ 132.9 $ 346.6 $ 353.1
Capital expenditures (26.1 ) (29.8 ) (89.2

)

 

(87.2 )
Proceeds from asset sales 4.7 7.5 5.8 20.5
Free cash flow (3) $ 143.5 $ 110.6 $ 263.2 $ 286.4
 

Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Controlling Interest to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

( unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Four Quarters Ended
Dec. 27, 2012 Dec. 29, 2011 Dec. 27, 2012 Dec. 29, 2011
 
Net income attributable to controlling interest $ 37.3 $ 4.1 $ 144.8 $ 40.3
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of related tax effects 13.6

Net loss on disposal and impairment of operating   assets and other, net of related tax effects

5.9 2.8 9.8 12.6

Impairment of RealD, Inc. investment, net of related   tax effects

8.4 8.4

Net income attributable to controlling interest,   excluding loss on extinguishment of debt, net of   related tax effects, net loss on disposal and   impairment of operating assets and other, net of   related tax effects and impairment of RealD, Inc.   investment, net of related tax effects

$ 43.2 $ 15.3 $ 154.6 $ 74.9
 

Weighted average number of diluted shares   outstanding (2)

155.3 154.7 155.0 154.6
 
Adjusted diluted earnings per share (1) $ 0.28 $ 0.10 $ 1.00 $ 0.48
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.24 $ 0.03 $ 0.93 $ 0.26
 
    (1)   We have included adjusted diluted earnings per share, which is diluted earnings per share excluding loss on extinguishment of debt, net of related tax effects, net loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets and other, net of related tax effects and impairment of RealD, Inc. investment, net of related tax effects, because we believe it provides investors with a useful industry comparative and is a financial measure used by management to assess the performance of our Company.
 
(2) Represents reported weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding for purposes of computing diluted earnings per share and adjusted diluted earnings per share for the quarters and four quarters ended December 27, 2012 and December 29, 2011.
 
(3) Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, net loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets and other, share-based compensation expense, impairment of RealD, Inc. investment, loss on extinguishment of debt and noncontrolling interest, net of tax and other, net) was approximately $152.3 million for the quarter ended December 27, 2012. We believe EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow provide useful measures of cash flows from operations for our investors because EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow are industry comparative measures of cash flows generated by our operations and because they are financial measures used by management to assess the liquidity of our Company. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow are not measurements of liquidity under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and should not be considered in isolation or construed as a substitute for other operations data or cash flow data prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for purposes of analyzing our liquidity. In addition, not all funds depicted by EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow are available for management's discretionary use. For example, a portion of such funds are subject to contractual restrictions and functional requirements to pay debt service, fund necessary capital expenditures and meet other commitments from time to time as described in more detail in the Company’s 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2012. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow, as calculated, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.




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