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Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (“Cinemark”) (NYSE: CNK), one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the world, today announced that they have entered into a stock purchase agreement pursuant to which Cinemark will sell all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Cinemark de Mexico S.A. de C.V. and its subsidiaries to Grupo Cinemex, S.A. de C.V. and Cadena Mexicana de Exhibicion, S.A. de C.V. (“Cinemex”).
Roberto Jenkins, Cinemark’s General Manager of Mexico, commented, “I have been fortunate to lead Cinemark Mexico since its entrance into the market in 1994 and am proud of the team we have developed, as well as our success in building a great company. Though it is difficult to sell the company, I am pleased that we are being acquired by such a well-respected company that is committed to the industry. I am confident Cinemex’s leadership and execution will further enhance the success of the assets.”
“We are grateful to Roberto Jenkins and the entire team in Mexico. Through their efforts over the past 19 years, they were able to help transform and reestablish the theatrical industry in Mexico and develop the premier circuit we operate today,” stated Tim Warner, Cinemark’s Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction allows us the opportunity to provide greater focus on the growth of our remaining Latin American operations located throughout Central and South America.”
Below is a summary of certain estimated unaudited historical financial data (in millions) for the 31 theatres, representing 290 screens, being sold for the trailing twelve-month period ended September 30, 2012:
Adjusted EBITDA (1)
(1) See below for reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA
Cinemex commented, “The Cinemark theatre circuit in Mexico is a premium circuit and its assets will complement our existing theatre base. We are eager to complete the transaction and begin integrating Cinemark’s high quality theatres and employees into the Cinemex circuit.”