August 3, 2016—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) has reported second-quarter 2016 revenues of $91.7 million and GAAP net income after non-controlling interest of $7.8 million, or $0.11 per share. Adjusted net income after non-controlling interest was $12.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share. EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company's credit facility was $29.0 million. For reconciliations of adjusted net income to reported net income, adjusted earnings per share to reported earnings per share, and for the definition and reconciliation of EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company's credit facility, please see the tables at the end of this press release.
"Demand for IMAX theatres has never been stronger and bodes well for our business as more signings lead to more installs, which then lead to more box office, and, ultimately, to greater revenue. Including the 95 theatres signed in the second quarter, we have signed nearly as many deals in the first half of 2016 as we did in all of 2015. This robust signings momentum has resulted in a record backlog, which includes a 40-theatre full revenue-share agreement with Guangzhou JinYi Media Corporation, a 25-theatre deal with AMC Theatres and additional multi-theatre agreements with several other key exhibition partners, and improves visibility into installations and ultimately revenue over the next several years. As a result, we are once again raising our installation guidance—this time to 155 theatres, up from our prior guidance range of 135 to 140 theatres and compared to our original 2016 install guidance range of 115 to 120 that was set late last year," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond.
During the quarter, the Company installed 40 theatres, of which 38 were for new theatre locations and two were upgrades. The Company also signed contracts for 95 theatres in the second quarter of 2016. The total IMAX theatre network consisted of 1,102 systems as of June 30, 2016, of which 990 were in commercial multiplexes. There were 442 theatres in backlog as of June 30, 2016, up 14% from the 388 in backlog as of March 31, 2016. For a breakdown of theatre system signings, installations, network and backlog by type, please see the end of this press release.
Box Office Update:
Gross box office from IMAX DMR® titles was $260.8 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared with $343.0 million in the prior-year period, which was the highest-grossing box office quarter in Company history and included Furious 7, Jurassic World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron last year. The average global DMR box office per-screen average in the second quarter of 2016 was $268,200.
"While IMAX faced a challenging comparison to last year's second-quarter box office—which was the highest-grossing box office quarter in Company history—considering the strong outperformance in box office we saw in the first quarter, we believe our portfolio of titles released across the full year will result in an annual box office that is relatively consistent with our historical PSA. Looking ahead, we expect our heightened network growth in 2016, which is heavily weighted towards our joint revenue-sharing model, will position us well to capitalize on a promising array of upcoming tentpole franchises and sequels this year and next, including Suicide Squad, Marvel's Dr. Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Kong: Skull Island, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, and, of course, Star Wars: Episode VIII."
Second-Quarter Segment Results
- Revenue from sales and sales-type leases was $18.7 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared with $18.7 million in the second quarter of 2015. The Company installed 13 full theatre systems under sales and sales-type lease arrangements in the most recent quarter, compared with the 15 full sales-type theatres the Company installed in the second quarter of 2015.
- Revenue from joint revenue-sharing arrangements was $23.9 million in the quarter, compared with $31.6 million in the prior-year period. During the quarter, the Company installed 25 new theatres under joint revenue-sharing arrangements, compared with 20 in the second quarter of 2015. The Company had 559 theatres operating under joint revenue-sharing arrangements as of June 30, 2016, as compared to 477 joint revenue-sharing theatres one year prior.
- Production and DMR revenues were $27.4 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared with $36.6 million in the second quarter of 2015. As mentioned above, gross box office from DMR titles was $260.8 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared with $343.0 million in the prior-year period, which was the highest grossing box office quarter in Company history and included Furious 7, Jurassic World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron last year. The global DMR per screen average in the second quarter of 2016 was $268,200, compared with $414,600 in same period last year.
- Gross margin of 54.8%, compared with 64.4% last year, primarily resulting from lower box office, higher DMR cost and a larger mix of hybrid sales in the quarter.
- Operating expenses (which include SG&A and R&D, and excludes stock-based compensation) were $27.7 million in the quarter, compared with $26.3 million in the second quarter of 2015.
The Company repurchased 1,344,094 shares in the second quarter of 2016, which does not include 68,430 shares purchased in connection with the Company's long-term incentive plan. The Company purchased the shares at an average price of $30.55, for a total value of $41.1 million.
Source: IMAX Corporation