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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 8-K
 
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 2, 2018
 
 
AMC Networks Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
1-35106
 
27-5403694
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
file number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
11 Penn Plaza,
New York, NY
 
 
 
10001
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
 
(Zip Code)
(212) 324-8500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On August 2, 2018, AMC Networks Inc. (the “Registrant”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. A copy of the Registrant’s press release is being furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
The information furnished pursuant to this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following Exhibit is furnished as part of this Report on Form 8-K:
 
 
 
Exhibit Number
  
Item
 
 
99.1
  







SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
AMC Networks Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
August 2, 2018
 
By:
/s/ Sean S. Sullivan
 
 
 
 
Sean S. Sullivan
 
 
 
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit



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AMC NETWORKS INC. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2018 RESULTS

Second Quarter Financial Highlights:
Net revenues of $761 million
Operating income of $192 million; Adjusted Operating Income1 of $233 million
Diluted EPS of $1.82; Adjusted EPS1 of $1.93
Cash Provided by Operating Activities of $162 million and Free Cash Flow1 of $131 million in second quarter 2018
3.0 million shares repurchased for $159 million in second quarter 2018

Second Quarter Operational Highlights:
Total subscribers increased 2% year-over-year2 
Company Continued to Make Significant Progress on Key Strategic Initiatives with Acquisition of Levity Entertainment Group and Agreement to Acquire RLJ Entertainment

New York, NY - August 2, 2018: AMC Networks Inc. (“AMC Networks” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AMCX) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

“We continued to deliver solid financial and operating results in the second quarter, growing revenue and adjusted operating income; generating strong free cash flow; and using our capital to position the business for the long-term,” said Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks. “Our recent transactions related to RLJ Entertainment and Levity are strategically consistent with several of our larger goals, including furthering our interests in ad-free direct-to-consumer businesses that we own and control, through RLJ Entertainment’s growing Acorn TV and UMC SVOD services, and content ownership. Our financial performance reflects our continued ability to create high-quality content that stands out, including the widely-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated BBC AMERICA original series Killing Eve, which debuted in the quarter and became the only scripted series in more than a decade on linear television to grow its ratings every week over its first season. We continue to ensure that our content and brands are widely distributed and we have the distinction of being the most widely available independent programmer to be carried by virtual MVPDs, which includes our most recent launch on AT&T’s new Watch service.”

Sapan continued: “In an environment that is rapidly changing, our strong track record, along with our size and our attractive price to distributors, will enable us to continue operating from a strong competitive position, take advantage of growth opportunities, and create value for shareholders.”

Second quarter net revenues increased 7.2%, or $51 million, to $761 million over the second quarter of 2017. The increase in net revenues reflected an increase of 3.7% at National Networks and an increase of 32.4% at International and Other. As discussed in the “Other Matters” section of this release, second quarter results include the impact of $30 million of net revenues related to the acquisition of Levity Entertainment Group (“Levity”). Operating income was $192 million, an increase of 9.0%, or $16 million,








1.
See page 5 of this earnings release for a discussion of non-GAAP financial measures used in this release. This discussion includes the definition of Adjusted Operating Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow.
2.
Estimated U.S. subscribers as measured by Nielsen on June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

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versus the prior year period. The operating income increase reflected a decrease of 0.8% at National Networks offset by a decrease of 63.7% in operating loss at International and Other. The improvement in operating income was primarily related to the absence of $17 million in charges incurred in second quarter 2017 in connection to AMC Networks International - Digital Media Center, the Company’s Amsterdam-based media logistics facility which was sold in July 2017. Adjusted Operating Income3 was $233 million, an increase of 1.9%, or $4 million, versus the prior year period. National Networks adjusted operating income increased 1.1% and International and Other adjusted operating income increased $4 million versus the prior year period. As discussed in the “Other Matters” section of the release, the acquisition of Levity did not have a meaningful impact on operating income or AOI.

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net revenues increased 5.0%, or $71 million, to $1.502 billion, operating income increased 4.4%, or $18 million, to $425 million, and adjusted operating income increased 0.7%, or $3 million, to $502 million.

Second quarter net income was $106 million ($1.82 per diluted share), compared with $103 million ($1.54 per diluted share) in the prior year period. Second quarter Adjusted EPS3 was $113 million ($1.93 per diluted share), compared with $126 million ($1.88 per diluted share) in the prior year period. The increase in adjusted EPS was primarily related to a decrease in income tax expense and diluted shares partially offset by an increase in miscellaneous, net.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $263 million ($4.38 per diluted share), compared with $239 million ($3.52 per diluted share) in the prior year period. Adjusted EPS for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $276 million ($4.60 per diluted share), compared with $271 million ($3.99 per diluted share) in the prior year period.

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net cash provided by operating activities was $279 million, an increase of $113 million versus the prior year period. The increase was primarily the result of a decrease in tax payments and working capital. Free Cash Flow3 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $234 million, an increase of $121 million versus the prior year period. The increase primarily reflects the increase in net cash provided by operating activities as well as a decrease in distributions to noncontrolling interests.





























3.
See page 5 of this earnings release for a discussion of non-GAAP financial measures used in this release. This discussion includes the definition of Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) and Free Cash Flow.

2


Segment Results
(dollars in thousands)
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
2018
 
2017
 
Change
 
2018
 
2017
 
Change
Net revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Networks
$
627,289

 
$
604,923

 
3.7
 %
 
$
1,260,317

 
$
1,220,070

 
3.3
 %
International and Other
146,711

 
110,844

 
32.4
 %
 
258,101

 
217,641

 
18.6
 %
Inter-segment eliminations
(12,615
)
 
(5,222
)
 
n/m

 
(16,210
)
 
(6,977
)
 
n/m

Total net revenues
$
761,385

 
$
710,545

 
7.2
 %
 
$
1,502,208

 
$
1,430,734

 
5.0
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating Income (Loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Networks
$
210,007

 
$
211,623

 
(0.8
)%
 
$
459,859

 
$
461,230

 
(0.3
)%
International and Other
(11,338
)
 
(31,222
)
 
63.7
 %
 
(28,151
)
 
(50,439
)
 
44.2
 %
Inter-segment eliminations
(7,138
)
 
(4,611
)
 
n/m

 
(6,522
)
 
(3,330
)
 
n/m

Total Operating Income (Loss)
$
191,531

 
$
175,790

 
9.0
 %
 
$
425,186

 
$
407,461

 
4.4
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted Operating Income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Networks
$
234,678

 
$
232,167

 
1.1
 %
 
$
505,552

 
$
500,140

 
1.1
 %
International and Other
5,413

 
1,003

 
n/m

 
3,251

 
2,080

 
56.3
 %
Inter-segment eliminations
(7,138
)
 
(4,611
)
 
n/m

 
(6,522
)
 
(3,330
)
 
n/m

Total Adjusted Operating Income
$
232,953

 
$
228,559

 
1.9
 %
 
$
502,281

 
$
498,890

 
0.7
 %

National Networks
National Networks principally consists of the Company’s five nationally distributed programming networks, AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA, IFC and SundanceTV; and AMC Studios, the Company’s television production business.

National Networks revenues for the second quarter 2018 increased 3.7% to $627 million, operating income decreased 0.8% to $210 million, and adjusted operating income increased 1.1% to $235 million, all compared to the prior year period.

National Networks revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2018 increased 3.3% to $1.260 billion, operating income decreased 0.3% to $460 million, and adjusted operating income increased 1.1% to $506 million, all compared to the prior year period.

Second quarter revenues reflected a 5.8% increase in distribution revenues to $380 million. The increase in distribution revenues was primarily attributable to an increase in subscription revenue as well as content licensing revenues. Advertising revenues increased 0.6% to $247 million. The increase in advertising revenues principally related to higher pricing partially offset by lower delivery.

Second quarter operating income and adjusted operating income reflected the increase in revenues offset by an increase in operating expenses. The increase in operating expenses was primarily attributable to higher programming expenses. Programming expenses included charges of $4 million in the current year period related to the write-off of programming assets, as compared to charges of $1 million in the prior year period. Operating income also reflected an increase in share-based compensation expense.

International and Other
International and Other principally consists of AMC Networks International, the Company’s international programming business; IFC Films, the Company’s independent film distribution business; Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s comedy venues and production services business; and the Company’s owned subscription streaming services, Sundance Now and Shudder.



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International and Other revenues for the second quarter of 2018 increased 32.4% to $147 million, operating loss decreased 63.7% to a loss of $11 million, and adjusted operating income increased $4 million to $5 million, all compared to the prior year period.

International and Other revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2018 increased 18.6% to $258 million, operating loss decreased 44.2% to a loss of $28 million, and adjusted operating income increased $1 million to $3 million, all compared to the prior year period.

Second quarter revenues primarily reflected $30 million related to the acquisition of Levity as well as the favorable impact of foreign currency translation at the Company’s international programming networks partially offset by the absence of AMCNI-DMC, the Company’s Amsterdam-based media logistics facility which was sold in July 2017.

Second quarter operating loss and adjusted operating income reflected the increase in revenues as well as an increase in operating expenses. The increase in operating expenses were primarily attributable to the acquisition of Levity. The improvement in operating loss also reflects the absence of impairment and related charges of $17 million recorded in the prior year period in connection with AMCNI-DMC.

Other Matters

Stock Repurchase Program

As previously disclosed, on June 13, 2018, the Company announced that its Board of Directors authorized an increase of $500 million to its previously announced program to repurchase its outstanding shares of common stock. The new authorization was in addition to the $500 million authorizations that were announced in March 2016 and June 2017, respectively. The Company will determine the timing and the amount of any repurchases based on its evaluation of market conditions, share price, and other factors. The stock repurchase program has no pre-established closing date and may be suspended or

discontinued at any time. During the second quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 3.0 million shares for $159 million. As of July 27, 2018, the Company had $600 million available under its stock repurchase authorization.

Levity Entertainment Group

As previously disclosed, on April 20, 2018, the Company acquired a majority ownership interest in Levity Entertainment Group LLC (“Levity”), a vertically integrated media company that owns and operates comedy venues, operates a talent management business and produces original content for distribution on multiple platforms, including live, digital and linear television. During the second quarter, the Company recorded net revenues, operating income and AOI of $30 million, $1 million and $2 million, respectively, related to Levity from the acquisition date, April 20, 2018, to June 30, 2018.

Agreement to Acquire RLJ Entertainment, Inc.

As previously disclosed, on July 29, 2018, the Company entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (“RLJE”) not currently owned by the Company or entities affiliated with Robert L. Johnson for a purchase price of approximately $65 million, or $6.25 per share in cash. Upon completion of the acquisition, RLJE would become a privately-owned subsidiary of AMC Networks, with a minority stake held by Robert L. Johnson. Consummation of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval by a vote of the majority of the outstanding shares of RLJE common stock. The parties expect the transaction to close before the end of 2018.

Please see the Company’s Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2018 for further details regarding the above matters.









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Description of Non-GAAP Measures

The Company defines Adjusted Operating Income (Loss), which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expense or benefit, impairment and related charges (including gains or losses on sales or dispositions of businesses), and restructuring expense or credit. Because it is based upon operating income (loss), Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) also excludes interest expense (including cash interest expense) and other non-operating income and expense items. The Company believes that the exclusion of share-based compensation expense or benefit allows investors to better track the performance of the various operating units of the business without regard to the effect of the settlement of an obligation that is not expected to be made in cash.

The Company believes that Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) is an appropriate measure for evaluating the operating performance of the business segments and the Company on a consolidated basis. Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) and similar measures with similar titles are common performance measures used by investors, analysts and peers to compare performance in the industry.

Internally, the Company uses net revenues and Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) measures as the most important indicators of its business performance, and evaluates management’s effectiveness with specific reference to these indicators. Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) should be viewed as a supplement to and not a substitute for operating income (loss), net income (loss), and other measures of performance presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Since Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, this measure may not be comparable to similar measures with similar titles used by other companies. For a reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) to operating income (loss), please see page 8 of this release.

The Company defines Free Cash Flow (“Free Cash Flow”), which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures and cash distributions to noncontrolling interests, all of which are reported in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows. The Company believes the most comparable GAAP financial measure of its liquidity is net cash provided by operating activities. The Company believes that Free Cash Flow is useful as an indicator of its overall liquidity, as the amount of Free Cash Flow generated in any period is representative of cash that is available for debt repayment, investment, and other discretionary and non-discretionary cash uses. The Company also believes that Free Cash Flow is one of several benchmarks used by analysts and investors who follow the industry for comparison of its liquidity with other companies in the industry, although the Company’s measure of Free Cash Flow may not be directly comparable to similar measures reported by other companies. For a reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to net cash provided by operating activities, please see page 9 of this release.

The Company defines Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share (“Adjusted EPS”), which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as earnings per diluted share excluding the following items: amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets; impairment and related charges (including gains or losses on sales or dispositions of businesses); non-cash impairments of goodwill, intangible and fixed assets and investments; restructuring expense; and gains and losses related to the extinguishment of debt; as well as the impact of taxes on the aforementioned items. The Company believes the most comparable GAAP financial measure is earnings per diluted share. The Company believes that Adjusted EPS is one of several benchmarks used by analysts and investors who follow the industry for comparison of its performance with other companies in the industry, although the Company’s measure of Adjusted EPS may not be directly comparable to similar measures reported by other companies. For a reconciliation of Adjusted EPS to earnings per diluted share, please see pages 10-11 of this release.
















5


Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release may contain statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including financial community and rating agency perceptions of the Company and its business, operations, financial condition and the industries in which it operates and the factors described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" contained therein. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein.

Conference Call Information

AMC Networks will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its second quarter 2018 results. To listen to the call, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com or dial 1-877-347-9170, using the following passcode: 1084563.

About AMC Networks Inc.

AMC Networks owns and operates several of cable television’s most recognized brands delivering high quality content to audiences and a valuable platform to distributors and advertisers. The Company manages its business through two operating segments: (i) National Networks, which principally includes AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA, IFC and SundanceTV; and AMC Studios, the Company’s television production business; and (ii) International and Other, which principally includes AMC Networks International, the Company’s international programming business; IFC Films, the Company’s independent film distribution business; Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s comedy venues and production services business; and the Company’s owned subscription streaming services, Sundance Now and Shudder. For more information on AMC Networks, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.amcnetworks.com.

Contacts
Investor Relations
 
Corporate Communications
Seth Zaslow (646) 273-3766
 
Georgia Juvelis (917) 542-6390
seth.zaslow@amcnetworks.com
 
georgia.juvelis@amcnetworks.com


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AMC NETWORKS INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Revenues, net
$
761,385

 
$
710,545

 
$
1,502,208

 
$
1,430,734

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technical and operating (excluding depreciation and amortization)
376,809

 
334,845

 
697,174

 
633,457

Selling, general and administrative
171,376

 
162,273

 
337,825

 
325,982

Depreciation and amortization
21,669

 
20,606

 
42,023

 
44,099

Impairment and related charges

 
17,112

 

 
17,112

Restructuring expense (credit)

 
(81
)
 

 
2,623

 
569,854

 
534,755

 
1,077,022

 
1,023,273

Operating income
191,531

 
175,790

 
425,186

 
407,461

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
(39,265
)
 
(30,718
)
 
(77,470
)
 
(61,217
)
Interest income
5,332

 
3,767

 
10,351

 
7,259

Miscellaneous, net
(14,719
)
 
18,980

 
2,227

 
30,028

 
(48,652
)
 
(7,971
)
 
(64,892
)
 
(23,930
)
Income from operations before income taxes
142,879

 
167,819

 
360,294

 
383,531

Income tax expense
(32,547
)
 
(60,193
)
 
(89,426
)
 
(133,275
)
Net income including noncontrolling interests
110,332

 
107,626

 
270,868

 
250,256

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(4,151
)
 
(5,028
)
 
(7,817
)
 
(11,442
)
Net income attributable to AMC Networks’ stockholders
$
106,181

 
$
102,598

 
$
263,051

 
$
238,814

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income per share attributable to AMC Networks’ stockholders:
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
1.84

 
$
1.55

 
$
4.43

 
$
3.56

Diluted
$
1.82

 
$
1.54

 
$
4.38

 
$
3.52

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
57,758

 
66,224

 
59,354

 
67,117

Diluted
58,387

 
66,789

 
60,044

 
67,771
















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AMC NETWORKS INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2018
 
Adjusted
Operating
Income
 
Depreciation
and
Amortization
 
Share-Based Compensation Expense
 
Other (a)
 
Operating
Income (Loss)
National Networks
$
234,678

 
$
(8,412
)
 
$
(16,259
)
 
$

 
$
210,007

International and Other
5,413

 
(13,257
)
 
(3,494
)
 

 
(11,338
)
Inter-segment eliminations
(7,138
)
 

 

 

 
(7,138
)
Total
$
232,953

 
$
(21,669
)
 
$
(19,753
)
 
$

 
$
191,531


 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
 
Adjusted
Operating
Income
 
Depreciation
and
Amortization
 
Share-Based Compensation Expense
 
Other (a)
 
Operating
Income (Loss)
National Networks
$
232,167

 
$
(8,430
)
 
$
(12,211
)
 
$
97

 
$
211,623

International and Other
1,003

 
(12,176
)
 
(2,921
)
 
(17,128
)
 
(31,222
)
Inter-segment eliminations
(4,611
)
 

 

 

 
(4,611
)
Total
$
228,559

 
$
(20,606
)
 
$
(15,132
)
 
$
(17,031
)
 
$
175,790




 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
 
Adjusted
Operating
Income
 
Depreciation
and
Amortization
 
Share-Based Compensation Expense
 
Other (a)
 
Operating
Income (Loss)
National Networks
$
505,552

 
$
(16,907
)
 
$
(28,786
)
 
$

 
$
459,859

International and Other
3,251

 
(25,116
)
 
(6,286
)
 

 
(28,151
)
Inter-segment eliminations
(6,522
)
 

 

 

 
(6,522
)
Total
$
502,281

 
$
(42,023
)
 
$
(35,072
)
 
$

 
$
425,186


 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2017
 
Adjusted
Operating
Income
 
Depreciation
and
Amortization
 
Share-Based Compensation Expense
 
Other (a)
 
Operating
Income (Loss)
National Networks
$
500,140

 
$
(16,834
)
 
$
(22,119
)
 
$
43

 
$
461,230

International and Other
2,080

 
(27,265
)
 
(5,476
)
 
(19,778
)
 
(50,439
)
Inter-segment eliminations
(3,330
)
 

 

 

 
(3,330
)
Total
$
498,890

 
$
(44,099
)
 
$
(27,595
)
 
$
(19,735
)
 
$
407,461


(a)
Results include restructuring (expenses)/credits as well as impairment and related charges.


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AMC NETWORKS INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Capitalization
June 30, 2018
Cash and cash equivalents
$
416,124

Credit facility debt (a)   
$
750,000

Senior notes (a)   
2,400,000

Total debt
$
3,150,000

 
 
Net debt
$
2,733,876

 
 
Capital leases
28,369

Net debt and capital leases
$
2,762,245

 
 
 
Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2018
Operating Income (GAAP)
$
740,084

Share-based compensation expense
61,022

Restructuring expense
3,505

Impairment and related charges
11,036

Depreciation and amortization
92,562

Adjusted Operating Income (Non-GAAP)
$
908,209

 
 
Leverage ratio (b)
3.0 x


(a)
Represents the aggregate principal amount of the debt.
(b)
Represents net debt and capital leases divided by Adjusted Operating Income for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018. This ratio differs from the calculation contained in the Company's credit facility. No adjustments have been made for consolidated entities that are not 100% owned, such as BBC AMERICA.

Free Cash Flow
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2018
 
2017
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
278,577

 
$
165,977

Less: capital expenditures
(37,402
)
 
(39,936
)
Less: distributions to noncontrolling interests
(6,967
)
 
(12,930
)
Free cash flow
$
234,208

 
$
113,111













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Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2018
 
Income from operations before income taxes
 
Income tax expense
 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
Net income attributable to AMC Networks' stockholders
 
Diluted EPS attributable to AMC Networks' stockholders
Reported results (GAAP)
$
142,879

 
$
(32,547
)
 
$
(4,151
)
 
$
106,181

 
$
1.82

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
9,722

 
(1,817
)
 
(1,275
)
 
6,630

 
0.11

Impairment and related charges

 

 

 

 

Restructuring expense/(credit)

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Results (Non-GAAP)
$
152,601

 
$
(34,364
)
 
$
(5,426
)
 
$
112,811

 
$
1.93


 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
 
Income from operations before income taxes
 
Income tax expense
 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
Net income attributable to AMC Networks' stockholders
 
Diluted EPS attributable to AMC Networks' stockholders
Reported results (GAAP)
$
167,819

 
$
(60,193
)
 
$
(5,028
)
 
$
102,598

 
$
1.54

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
9,014

 
(1,887
)
 
(970
)
 
6,157

 
0.09

Impairment and related charges
17,112

 

 

 
17,112

 
0.26

Restructuring expense/(credit)
(81
)
 
64

 
10

 
(7
)
 

Adjusted Results (Non-GAAP)
$
193,864

 
$
(62,016
)
 
$
(5,988
)
 
$
125,860

 
$
1.88














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Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
 
Income from operations before income taxes
 
Income tax expense
 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
Net income attributable to AMC Networks' stockholders
 
Diluted EPS attributable to AMC Networks' stockholders
Reported results (GAAP)
$
360,294

 
$
(89,426
)
 
$
(7,817
)
 
$
263,051

 
$
4.38

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
19,053

 
(3,590
)
 
(2,245
)
 
13,218

 
0.22

Impairment and related charges

 

 

 

 

Restructuring expense/(credit)

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Results (Non-GAAP)
$
379,347

 
$
(93,016
)
 
$
(10,062
)
 
$
276,269

 
$
4.60


 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2017
 
Income from operations before income taxes
 
Income tax expense
 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
Net income attributable to AMC Networks' stockholders
 
Diluted EPS attributable to AMC Networks' stockholders
Reported results (GAAP)
$
383,531

 
$
(133,275
)
 
$
(11,442
)
 
$
238,814

 
$
3.52

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
18,068

 
(3,632
)
 
(1,940
)
 
12,496

 
0.18

Impairment and related charges
17,112

 

 

 
17,112

 
0.25

Restructuring expense/(credit)
2,623

 
(548
)
 
9

 
2,084

 
0.03

Adjusted Results (Non-GAAP)
$
421,334

 
$
(137,455
)
 
$
(13,373
)
 
$
270,506

 
$
3.99




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