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Meredith Reports Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter And First Half Results

Local Media Group Delivers Record Financial Performance for a Non-Political Fiscal Second Quarter

Company Expands Television Portfolio Through Agreements to Add Stations in Phoenix and St. Louis

Jan 29, 2014
8:00am

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP; www.meredith.com) today reported fiscal 2014 second quarter earnings per share of $0.67, which includes $1.6 million, or $0.02 per share, of transaction expenses related to previously announced agreements to purchase broadcast assets.  Prior-year second quarter earnings per share were $0.79, or $0.89 excluding special items (See Table 1).  Meredith recorded $25 million, or $0.34 per share, less of political advertising revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 than in the prior-year period, as expected in an off-election year.  Total revenues were $354 million, compared to $361 million

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"We continued our strong performance into the second quarter of fiscal 2014," said Meredith Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen M. Lacy.  "Our National Media Group delivered revenue and profit growth in the quarter, while our Local Media Group achieved record revenue and profit performance for a non-political fiscal second quarter and first half.

"Importantly, we continue to execute strategic initiatives to deliver increased cash flow and returns to our shareholders over time, most recently through the announced acquisition of great television assets in attractive markets," Lacy continued. 

On December 23, 2013, Meredith announced agreements to purchase the broadcast assets of KTVK and KASW in Phoenix, and KMOV in St. Louis.  Meredith anticipates the transactions will close in the second half of fiscal 2014.  In the first full year post closing, these stations are expected to generate combined revenues of $105 to $115 million, and be accretive to run-rate earnings per share by $0.16 to $0.18

Lacy noted the following fiscal 2014 second quarter financial highlights compared to the prior-year period:

  • Local Media Group non-political revenues increased over 20 percent, led by growth in non-political advertising and retransmission revenues.  Non-political advertising revenues increased 10 percent, driven by strong performances from Meredith television stations in Phoenix, Kansas City and Las Vegas. 
  • National Media Group revenues grew slightly. Operating profit grew more than 25 percent, and was up 1 percent excluding special items in the prior-year period. Performance was driven by Meredith's parenthood and food brands, including Parents, FamilyFun and Allrecipes.
  • Meredith's brand licensing revenues increased more than 30 percent, due primarily to continued strong sales of over 3,000 SKU's of Better Homes and Gardens' licensed products at more than 4,000 Walmart stores nationwide.
  • Meredith Xcelerated Marketing grew revenues, and operating profit increased more than 35 percent, driven by new and expanded programs, including those with Kia Motors, Mercer, Chrysler and Maserati.

Fiscal 2014 first half earnings per share were $1.20, which included the $0.02 per share of transaction expenses.  In comparison, prior-year earnings per share were $1.34, or $1.44 excluding special items.  Meredith recorded $37 million, or $0.50 per share, less of political advertising revenues in the first half of fiscal 2014 than in the prior-year period, as expected in an off-election year.  Total revenues were $711 million, compared to $715 million

OPERATING GROUP DETAIL

NATIONAL MEDIA GROUP

Meredith's National Media Group includes leading national consumer media brands delivered over multiple platforms, offering clients access to 100 million unduplicated American women every month – a reach unmatched in the industry.  It also features robust brand licensing activities and innovative business-to-business marketing services. 

Fiscal 2014 second quarter National Media Group operating profit grew 27 percent to $28 million, compared to the prior-year period.  Excluding special items in the prior-year period, operating profit rose 1 percent.  Revenues increased slightly to $250 million.

Fiscal 2014 first half National Media Group operating profit grew 9 percent to $56 million, compared to the prior-year period.  Excluding special items in the prior-year period, operating profit declined 2 percent.  Revenues increased slightly to $517 million.

Looking more closely at advertising performance in first half fiscal 2014 compared to the prior-year period:

  • Total advertising revenue performance improved markedly, declining 2 percent year-over-year, compared to down 9 percent in the prior-year first half (see Table 4).
  • Digital advertising revenues increased 6 percent, and accounted for 18 percent of total National Media Group advertising revenues.
  • The household supplies, non-prescription drug, and direct response categories were stronger.
  • Meredith's share of the overall magazine industry advertising revenues was even at 11 percent, according to the most recent data from Publishers Information Bureau, and its share of its competitive set grew one share point to 39 percent.
  • The Meredith Sales Guarantee, which demonstrates quantitatively that advertising in Meredith magazines increases retail sales for clients, continued to expand – with more than twice the number of participating brands than in the prior-year period.

Circulation revenues grew slightly to $143 million in the first half of fiscal 2014, due primarily to strong performance from Meredith's parenthood brands.  Meredith launched Allrecipes magazine, the media industry's first major print extension of a digital brand, during the first half of fiscal 2014.  Advertising and consumer interest has been enthusiastic and Media Industry Newsletter named it Magazine Launch of the Year. 

Digital traffic averaged a record 58 million unique visitors in the first half of fiscal 2014, led by growth from Allrecipes.com, as well as the Better Homes and Gardens and Parents networks.  In addition, Meredith generated 2.5 million digital orders for print magazine subscriptions during the first half of fiscal 2014, an increase of 15 percent over the prior year.

Other revenues rose 3 percent to $125 million in the first half of fiscal 2014, compared to the prior-year period, driven by growth in brand licensing revenues.  Operating profit grew for both brand licensing and Meredith Xcelerated Marketing in the first half of fiscal 2014, compared to the prior-year period.

"We continue to enhance the vibrancy of our brands across platforms for consumers and advertisers alike," said National Media Group President Tom Harty.  "Our launch of Allrecipes magazine is a great example, as is the strong growth delivered by our brand licensing activities.  Also, we're pleased that Meredith Xcelerated Marketing grew revenues, and increased operating profit more than 35 percent in the second quarter."

LOCAL MEDIA GROUP

Meredith's Local Media Group consists of leading television stations, many in fast-growing markets, and a video content creation unit that produces national broadcast and custom programming.

Fiscal 2014 second quarter Local Media Group operating profit was $35 million, compared to $45 million in the prior-year period.  Fiscal 2014 second quarter operating profit included $1.6 million of transaction expenses. EBITDA margin was 40 percent.  Revenues were $104 million, compared to $111 million in the prior-year period.  Meredith recorded $25 million less of political advertising revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 than in the prior-year period, as expected in an off-election year.

Fiscal 2014 first half Local Media Group operating profit was $61 million, compared to $72 million in the prior-year period.  Fiscal 2014 first half operating profit included the above-mentioned $1.6 million of transaction expenses. EBITDA margin was 38 percent.  Revenues were $194 million, compared to $198 million in the prior-year period, as growth in retransmission revenues and non-political advertising revenues nearly offset the expected cyclical decline in political advertising revenues.  Meredith recorded $37 million less of political advertising revenues in the first half of fiscal 2014 than in the prior-year period.  

Looking more closely at performance in the first half of fiscal 2014, compared to the prior-year period:

  • Non-political advertising revenues grew 7 percent to $143 million.  The automotive, professional services and retail categories were stronger. 
  • Digital advertising revenues grew 12 percent, driven by increased traffic across the desktop and video platforms, along with the launch of new mobile apps. 
  • Other revenues and operating expenses both increased, due primarily to growth in retransmission revenues from subscription television operators, and programming fees paid to affiliated networks. 

Meredith's connection with viewers also strengthened in the first half of fiscal 2014.  Meredith's stations in Hartford, Las Vegas and Portland led their markets in news in the November ratings period, and Hartford, Kansas City and Saginaw were also No. 1 in sign-on to sign-off.     

The Better Show, the daily syndicated program produced by Meredith Video Studios, began its seventh season in syndication and is currently available in 160 markets across the United States.  In addition, The Better Show began airing to 90 million homes on the Hallmark Channel during the first half of fiscal 2014.

"We were pleased to generate record non-political performance in the first half of fiscal 2014," said Local Media Group President Paul Karpowicz.  "We continue to consistently deliver great programming for our viewers and outstanding results at retail for our advertising clients."

On December 23, 2013, Meredith announced an expansion of its television portfolio by entering into definitive agreements to purchase the broadcast assets of television stations in Phoenix and in St. Louis.  Included in the transactions are:

  • KTVK, an independent station in Phoenix, the nation's 12th largest television market;
  • KASW, the CW affiliate in Phoenix; and
  • KMOV, the CBS affiliate in St. Louis, the nation's 21st largest television market. 

"These stations are terrific additions to our group," Karpowicz said.  "The markets are growing and they are located in states with significant political advertising."

OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Consistent with Meredith's Total Shareholder Return strategy, Meredith repurchased more than 1.2 million shares of its stock in the first half of fiscal 2014.  At December 31, 2013, $22 million remained under the current repurchase authorization.  Key elements of Meredith's TSR strategy are (1) An annual dividend of $1.63 per share, which reflects a 60 percent increase in the annual dividend over the last two years; (2) A $100 million share repurchase program; and (3) Ongoing investments to scale the business and increase shareholder value. 

Total debt was $340 million at December 31, 2013, and the weighted average interest rate was 2.9 percent.  Meredith's debt-to-EBITDA ratio for the 12 months ended December 31, 2013, was 1.3 to 1. 

All earnings per share figures in the text of this release are diluted.  Both basic and diluted earnings per share can be found in the attached Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings.  All fiscal 2014 second quarter and first half comparisons are against the prior-year periods.

OUTLOOK

Looking to the remainder of fiscal 2014, with limited visibility into customers' calendar 2014 advertising and marketing budgets, Meredith continues to expect fiscal 2014 full year earnings per share to range from $2.60 to $2.95, excluding operating results and transaction expenses related to the acquisitions of television stations in Phoenix and St. Louis. 

Looking more closely at the third quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to the year-ago period, with significant month-to-month volatility and excluding operating results and transaction expenses related to the acquisitions of television stations in Phoenix and St. Louis:

  • Total company revenues are expected to be flat to down slightly.
  • Total Local Media Group revenues are expected to be up mid to high single digits.
  • Total National Media Group revenues are expected to be down low single digits.
  • Meredith expects fiscal 2014 third quarter earnings per share to range from $0.63 to $0.68.

CONFERENCE CALL WEBCAST

Meredith will host a conference call on January 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. EST to discuss fiscal 2014 second quarter and first half results.  A live webcast will be accessible to the public on the Company's website, www.meredith.com, and a replay will be available for two weeks.  A transcript will be available within 48 hours of the call at www.meredith.com.

RATIONALE FOR USE AND ACCESS TO NON-GAAP RESULTS

Management uses and presents GAAP and non-GAAP results to evaluate and communicate its performance. Non-GAAP measures should not be construed as alternatives to GAAP measures. EBITDA and EBITDA margin are common supplemental measures of performance used by investors and financial analysts. Management believes that EBITDA provides an additional analytical tool to clarify the Company's results from core operations and delineate underlying trends. Meredith does not use EBITDA as a measure of liquidity or funds available for management's discretionary use because they include certain contractual and non-discretionary expenditures.

Results excluding the special items recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 are supplemental non-GAAP financial measures.  While these adjusted results are not a substitute for reported results under GAAP, management believes this information is useful as an aid in better understanding Meredith's current performance, performance trends and financial condition.  Reconciliations of non-GAAP to GAAP measures are attached to this press release and will be made available at www.meredith.com.

SAFE HARBOR

This release contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties.  These statements are based on management's current knowledge and estimates of factors affecting the Company and its operations.  Statements in this release that are forward-looking include, but are not limited to, the statements regarding advertising revenues, along with the Company's revenue and earnings per share outlook for the third quarter and full year fiscal 2014.

Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated.  Factors that could adversely affect future results include, but are not limited to, downturns in national and/or local economies; a softening of the domestic advertising market; world, national or local events that could disrupt broadcast television; increased consolidation among major advertisers or other events depressing the level of advertising spending; the unexpected loss or insolvency of one or more major clients; the integration of acquired businesses; changes in consumer reading, purchasing and/or television viewing patterns; increases in paper, postage, printing, syndicated programming or other costs; changes in television network affiliation agreements; technological developments affecting products or methods of distribution; changes in government regulations affecting the Company's industries; increases in interest rates; and the consequences of acquisitions and/or dispositions.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

ABOUT MEREDITH CORPORATION

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) is the leading media and marketing company serving American women.  Meredith reaches 100 million American women every month through multiple well-known national brands – including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, Allrecipes, EveryDay with Rachael Ray and FamilyFun – and local television brands in fast-growing markets.  Meredith is the industry leader in creating content in key consumer interest areas such as home, family, food, health and wellness and self-development. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including print, television, digital, mobile, tablets, and video – to give consumers content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.  

Additionally, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing serves the nation's top brands and companies by delivering content-powered engagement for a hyper-connected world.  Its deep expertise in digital, mobile, social, healthcare, analytics and international marketing enable it to provide cutting-edge cross-channel customer management for many of the world's most popular brands. 

A hallmark of Meredith's business model and financial profile is its ability to consistently generate substantial free cash flow by leveraging the strength of its multi-platform portfolio.  Meredith is committed to increasing Total Shareholder Return through dividend payments, share repurchases and strategic business investments.  Meredith has paid a dividend for 66 straight years and increased its dividend for 20 consecutive years.  Meredith currently pays an annual dividend of $1.63 per share.    



Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Unaudited)










Three Months


Six Months

Periods ended December 31, 

2013


2012


2013


2012

(In thousands except per share data)








Revenues








Advertising 

$ 193,531


$ 217,094


$ 392,078


$ 424,216

Circulation

67,733


67,398


143,467


142,887

All other

92,784


76,103


174,955


147,649

    Total revenues

354,048


360,595


710,500


714,752

Operating expenses








Production, distribution, and editorial

132,216


134,117


272,993


274,728

Selling, general, and administrative

158,341


158,058


319,413


314,372

Depreciation and amortization

11,590


10,967


23,385


22,894

    Total operating expenses

302,147


303,142


615,791


611,994

Income from operations

51,901


57,453


94,709


102,758

Interest expense, net

(2,555)


(3,316)


(5,268)


(7,002)

Earnings before income taxes

49,346


54,137


89,441


95,756

Income taxes

(18,777)


(18,566)


(34,831)


(35,330)

Net earnings

$  30,569


$  35,571


$  54,610


$  60,426









Basic earnings per share

$      0.68


$      0.80


$      1.22


$      1.36

Basic average shares outstanding

44,696


44,409


44,672


44,451









Diluted earnings per share

$      0.67


$      0.79


$      1.20


$      1.34

Diluted average shares outstanding

45,619


44,936


45,499


44,989









Dividends paid per share

$  0.4075


$  0.3825


$  0.8150


$  0.7650









 


Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries 

Segment Information (Unaudited)










Three Months


Six Months

Periods ended December 31, 

2013


2012


2013


2012

(In thousands)








Revenues








National media








  Advertising

$ 114,543


$ 120,133


$ 248,227


$ 252,797

  Circulation

67,733


67,398


143,467


142,887

  Other revenues

67,418


61,905


124,899


120,722

  Total national media

249,694


249,436


516,593


516,406

Local media








  Non-political advertising

78,270


71,255


142,622


133,501

  Political advertising

718


25,706


1,229


37,918

  Other revenues

25,366


14,198


50,056


26,927

  Total local media

104,354


111,159


193,907


198,346

Total revenues

$ 354,048


$ 360,595


$ 710,500


$ 714,752









Operating profit








National media

$  28,070


$  22,177


$  56,146


$  51,601

Local media

35,225


44,711


60,901


72,355

Unallocated corporate 

(11,394)


(9,435)


(22,338)


(21,198)

Income from operations

$  51,901


$  57,453


$  94,709


$ 102,758









Depreciation and amortization








National media

$    4,783


$    4,475


$    9,733


$    9,865

Local media

6,399


6,070


12,832


12,172

Unallocated corporate 

408


422


820


857

Total depreciation and amortization

$  11,590


$  10,967


$  23,385


$  22,894









EBITDA1








National media

$  32,853


$  26,652


$  65,879


$  61,466

Local media

41,624


50,781


73,733


84,527

Unallocated corporate 

(10,986)


(9,013)


(21,518)


(20,341)

Total EBITDA1

$  63,491


$  68,420


$ 118,094


$ 125,652









1 EBITDA is net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.





 



Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)






 December 31,  


 June 30, 

Assets

2013


2013

(In thousands)




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$              25,883


$     27,674

Accounts receivable, net

238,573


232,305

Inventories

25,695


28,386

Current portion of subscription acquisition costs

103,133


97,982

Current portion of broadcast rights

6,577


2,831

Other current assets

17,953


18,514

Total current assets

417,814


407,692

Property, plant, and equipment

467,356


464,255

Less accumulated depreciation

(286,548)


(277,938)

Net property, plant, and equipment

180,808


186,317

Subscription acquisition costs

99,838


99,433

Broadcast rights

3,069


3,634

Other assets

71,601


69,848

Intangible assets, net

577,631


584,281

Goodwill

788,786


788,854

Total assets

$         2,139,547


$ 2,140,059





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities




Current portion of long-term debt

$              25,000


$     50,000

Current portion of long-term broadcast rights payable

6,697


4,089

Accounts payable

57,950


78,458

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

132,079


132,676

Current portion of unearned subscription revenues

193,760


191,448

Total current liabilities

415,486


456,671

Long-term debt

315,000


300,000

Long-term broadcast rights payable

4,769


5,096

Unearned subscription revenues

163,204


163,809

Deferred income taxes

259,031


247,487

Other noncurrent liabilities

110,360


112,700

Total liabilities

1,267,850


1,285,763

Shareholders' equity




Common stock

36,376


36,242

Class B stock

8,313


8,324

Additional paid-in capital

48,808


50,170

Retained earnings

793,883


775,901

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(15,683)


(16,341)

Total shareholders' equity

871,697


854,296

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$         2,139,547


$ 2,140,059





 



Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)









Six months ended December 31, 

2013


2012

(In thousands)




Net cash provided by operating activities

$  60,687


$ 80,383





Cash flows from investing activities




  Acquisitions of businesses 

(879)


(6,047)

  Additions to property, plant, and equipment 

(11,272)


(13,659)

Net cash used in investing activities 

(12,151)


(19,706)





Cash flows from financing activities




  Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

106,000


40,000

  Repayments of long-term debt 

(116,000)


(55,000)

  Purchases of Company stock 

(58,198)


(25,471)

  Dividends paid 

(36,628)


(34,129)

  Proceeds from common stock issued 

50,633


12,067

  Excess tax benefits from share-based payments 

3,866


1,519

  Other

-


(769)

Net cash used in financing activities 

(50,327)


(61,783)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents 

(1,791)


(1,106)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

27,674


25,820

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$  25,883


$ 24,714





 




Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Table 1

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures













Special Items - The following table shows results of operations excluding special items and as reported with the difference being the special items. Results of operations excluding special items are non-GAAP measures. Management's rationale for presenting non-GAAP measures is included in the text of this earnings release.













Periods Ended December 31, 2012

Three Months 


Six Months 


Excluding Special Items


Special Items


As Reported


Excluding

Special Items


Special Items


As Reported

(In thousands except per share data)












Revenues












Advertising 

$ 217,094


$         -


$ 217,094


$ 424,216


$         -


$ 424,216

Circulation

67,398


-


67,398


142,887


-


142,887

All other

76,103


-


76,103


147,649


-


147,649

      Total revenues

360,595


-


360,595


714,752


-


714,752

Operating expenses












Production, distribution, and editorial

134,117


-


134,117


274,728


-


274,728

Selling, general, and administrative

151,015


7,043

(a)

158,058


307,329


7,043

(a)

314,372

Depreciation and amortization

10,967


-


10,967


22,894


-


22,894

      Total operating

      expenses

296,099


7,043


303,142


604,951


7,043


611,994

Income from operations

64,496


(7,043)


57,453


109,801


(7,043)


102,758

Interest expense, net

(3,316)


-


(3,316)


(7,002)


-


(7,002)

      Earnings before

      income taxes

61,180


(7,043)


54,137


102,799


(7,043)


95,756

Income taxes

(21,278)


2,712


(18,566)


(38,042)


2,712


(35,330)

Net earnings

$   39,902


$ (4,331)


$  35,571


$   64,757


$ (4,331)


$  60,426













Basic earnings per share

$      0.90


$   (0.10)


$      0.80


$      1.46


$   (0.10)


$      1.36

Basic average shares outstanding

44,409


44,409


44,409


44,451


44,451


44,451













Diluted earnings per share

$      0.89


$   (0.10)


$      0.79


$      1.44


$   (0.10)


$      1.34

Diluted average shares outstanding

44,936


44,936


44,936


44,989


44,989


44,989













(a)

Severance costs of $7.4 million and vacated lease accruals of $0.4 million partially offset by a $0.8 million reduction in previously accrued restructuring charges













 




Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries 

Table 2

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures













Special Items - The following table shows results of operations excluding special items and as reported with the difference being the special items. Results of operations excluding special items are non-GAAP measures. Management's rationale for presenting non-GAAP measures is included in the text of this earnings release.













Periods Ended December 31, 2012

Three Months 


Six Months 


Excluding Special Items


Special Items


As Reported


Excluding

Special Items


Special Items


As Reported

(In thousands)












Revenues












National media group












  Advertising

$ 120,133


$        -


$ 120,133


$ 252,797


$        -


$ 252,797

  Circulation

67,398


-


67,398


142,887


-


142,887

  Other revenues

61,905


-


61,905


120,722


-


120,722

    Total national media group

249,436


-


249,436


516,406


-


516,406

Local media group












  Non-political advertising

71,255


-


71,255


133,501


-


133,501

  Political advertising

25,706


-


25,706


37,918


-


37,918

  Other revenues

14,198


-


14,198


26,927


-


26,927

    Total local media group

111,159


-


111,159


198,346


-


198,346

Total revenues

$ 360,595


$        -


$ 360,595


$ 714,752


$        -


$ 714,752













Operating profit












National media group

$   27,725


$(5,548)

(a)

$  22,177


$   57,149


$(5,548)

(a)

$  51,601

Local media group

46,206


(1,495)

(b)

44,711


73,850


(1,495)

(b)

72,355

Unallocated corporate 

(9,435)


-


(9,435)


(21,198)




(21,198)

Income from operations

$   64,496


$(7,043)


$  57,453


$ 109,801


$(7,043)


$ 102,758













Depreciation and amortization












National media group

$     4,475


$        -


$    4,475


$     9,865


$        -


$    9,865

Local media group

6,070


-


6,070


12,172


-


12,172

Unallocated corporate 

422


-


422


857


-


857

Total depreciation and amortization

$   10,967


$        -


$  10,967


$   22,894


$        -


$  22,894













EBITDA1












National media group

$   32,200


$(5,548)

(a)

$  26,652


$   67,014


$(5,548)

(a)

$  61,466

Local media group

52,276


(1,495)

(b)

50,781


86,022


(1,495)

(b)

84,527

Unallocated corporate 

(9,013)


-


(9,013)


(20,341)


-


(20,341)

Total EBITDA1

$   75,463


$(7,043)


$  68,420


$ 132,695


$(7,043)


$ 125,652













1EBITDA is net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.



(a)

Severance costs of $5.9 million and a vacated lease accrual of $0.4 million partially offset by a $0.8 million reduction in previously accrued restructuring charges

(b)

Severance costs of $1.5 million

 



Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries

Table 3

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures











EBITDA

Consolidated EBITDA, which is reconciled to net earnings in the following tables, is defined as net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.


Segment EBITDA is a measure of segment earnings before depreciation and amortization.

Segment EBITDA margin is defined as segment EBITDA divided by segment revenues.












Three months ended December 31, 2013


Six months ended December 31, 2013


National

Media

Local

Media

Unallocated Corporate

Total


National

Media

Local

Media

Unallocated Corporate

Total

(In thousands)










Revenues

$ 249,694

$ 104,354

$                -

$ 354,048


$ 516,593

$ 193,907

$                -

$ 710,500











Operating profit

$  28,070

$  35,225

$     (11,394)

$  51,901


$  56,146

$  60,901

$     (22,338)

$  94,709

Depreciation and amortization

4,783

6,399

408

11,590


9,733

12,832

820

23,385

EBITDA

$  32,853

$  41,624

$     (10,986)

63,491


$  65,879

$  73,733

$     (21,518)

118,094

Less:










Depreciation and amortization




(11,590)





(23,385)

Net interest expense




(2,555)





(5,268)

Income taxes




(18,777)





(34,831)

Net earnings




$  30,569





$  54,610











Segment EBITDA margin

13.2%

39.9%




12.8%

38.0%














Three months ended December 31, 2012


Six months ended December 31, 2012


National

Media

Local

Media

Unallocated Corporate

Total


National

Media

Local

Media

Unallocated Corporate

Total

(In thousands)










Revenues

$ 249,436

$ 111,159

$                -

$ 360,595


$ 516,406

$ 198,346

$                -

$ 714,752











Operating profit

$  22,177

$  44,711

$      (9,435)

$  57,453


$  51,601

$  72,355

$     (21,198)

$ 102,758

Depreciation and amortization

4,475

6,070

422

10,967


9,865

12,172

857

22,894

EBITDA

$  26,652

$  50,781

$      (9,013)

68,420


$  61,466

$  84,527

$     (20,341)

125,652

Less:










Depreciation and amortization




(10,967)





(22,894)

Net interest expense




(3,316)





(7,002)

Income taxes




(18,566)





(35,330)

Net earnings




$  35,571





$  60,426











Segment EBITDA margin

10.7%

45.7%




11.9%

42.6%













 

Meredith Corporation and Subsidiaries 

Table 4

Supplemental Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures













Six months ended December 31,

2012


2011


Change







National Media Advertising Revenues






  Excluding recent acquisitions 1

$ 209,429


$ 229,254


(9)%

  Recent acquisitions 1

43,368


2,383



  Total 

$ 252,797


$ 231,637


9 %













1 Recent acquisitions represent EveryDay with Rachael Ray, FamilyFun, and Allrecipes.com







SOURCE Meredith Corporation

For further information: Shareholder/Financial Analyst Contact, Mike Lovell, Director of Investor Relations, (515) 284-3622, Mike.Lovell@Meredith.com, or Media Contact: Art Slusark, Chief Communications Officer, (515) 284-3404, art.slusark@meredith.com