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Form 10-Q for ENTRAVISION COMMUNICATIONS CORP


9-May-2014

Quarterly Report


ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Overview

We are a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television and radio operations, together with mobile, digital and other interactive media platforms, to reach Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico. We believe that we are the largest independent public media company focused principally on the U.S. Hispanic audience.

We operate in two reportable segments: television broadcasting and radio broadcasting. Our net revenue for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014, was $52.7 million. Of that amount, revenue generated by our television segment accounted for 72% and revenue generated by our radio segment accounted for 28%.

As of the date of filing this report, we own and/or operate 58 primary television stations located primarily in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Washington, D.C. We own and operate 49 radio stations (38 FM and 11 AM) located primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas and a national sales representation firm. We also offer mobile, digital and other interactive media platforms and services, including local websites and social media, that provide users with news, information and other content.

We generate revenue primarily from sales of national and local advertising time on television and radio stations, and from retransmission consent agreements. Advertising rates are, in large part, based on each medium's ability to attract audiences in demographic groups targeted by advertisers. We recognize advertising revenue when commercials are broadcast. We do not obtain long-term commitments from our advertisers and, consequently, they may cancel, reduce or postpone orders without penalties. We pay commissions to agencies for local, regional and national advertising. For contracts directly with agencies, we record net revenue from these agencies. Seasonal revenue fluctuations are common in the broadcasting industry and are due primarily to variations in advertising expenditures by both local and national advertisers. In addition, advertising revenue is generally higher during even-numbered years resulting from political advertising and in years when Univision has rights to broadcast the World Cup, which includes 2014 but currently does not extend past 2014.

We also generate revenue from retransmission consent agreements that are entered into with MVPDs. We refer to such revenue as retransmission consent revenue, which represents payments from MVPDs for access to our television station signals so that they may rebroadcast our signals and charge their subscribers for this programming. We recognize retransmission consent revenue when it is accrued pursuant to the agreements we have entered into with respect to such revenue.

Our primary expenses are employee compensation, including commissions paid to our sales staff and amounts paid to our national representative firms, as well as expenses for marketing, promotion and selling, technical, local programming, engineering, and general and administrative. Our local programming costs for television consist primarily of costs related to producing a local newscast in most of our markets.

Highlights

During the first quarter of 2014, we achieved revenue growth in both our television and radio segments. Net revenue increased to $52.7 million, an increase of $3.6 million, or 7%, over the first quarter of 2013. Our audience shares remained strong in the nation's most densely populated Hispanic markets.

Net revenue in our television segment increased to $37.7 million in the first quarter of 2014 from $35.0 million in the first quarter of 2013. This increase of approximately $2.7 million, or 8%, in net revenue was primarily due to increases in local advertising revenue and retransmission consent revenue. We generated a total of $6.7 million of retransmission consent revenue in the first quarter of 2014. We anticipate that retransmission consent revenue for the full year 2014 will be greater than it was for the full year 2013 and will continue to be a growing source of net revenues in future periods.


Net revenue in our radio segment increased to $14.9 million in the first quarter of 2014 from $14.1 million in the first quarter of 2013. This increase of $0.8 million, or 6%, in net revenue was primarily due to an increase in national advertising revenue.

Interest expense in the first quarter of 2014 decreased by $4.4 million, or 56%, from the first quarter of 2013, due to our Term Loan B under the 2013 Credit Facility, which bears interest at a lower rate than did our redeemed Notes. The Notes had a fixed interest rate of 8.75% while the Term Loan B had an effective interest rate of 3.5% as of March 31, 2014.

Relationship with Univision

Substantially all of our television stations are Univision- or UniMás-affiliated television stations. Our network affiliation agreements with Univision provide certain of our owned stations the exclusive right to broadcast Univision's primary network and UniMás network programming in their respective markets. These long-term affiliation agreements each expire in 2021, and can be renewed for multiple, successive two-year terms at Univision's option, subject to our consent. Under our Univision network affiliation agreement, we retain the right to sell approximately six minutes per hour of the available advertising time on Univision's primary network, subject to adjustment from time to time by Univision, but in no event less than four minutes. Under our UniMás network affiliation agreement, we retain the right to sell approximately four and a half minutes per hour of the available advertising time on the UniMás network, subject to adjustment from time to time by Univision.

Under the network affiliation agreements, Univision acts as our exclusive sales representative for the sale of national advertising on our Univision- and UniMás-affiliate television stations, and we pay certain sales representation fees to Univision relating to sales of all advertising for broadcast on our Univision- and UniMás-affiliate television stations. During each of the three-month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, the amount we paid Univision in this capacity was $2.3 million.

We also generate revenue under two marketing and sales agreements with Univision, which give us the right through 2021 to manage the marketing and sales operations of Univision-owned UniMás and Univision affiliates in six markets - Albuquerque, Boston, Denver, Orlando, Tampa and Washington, D.C.

In August 2008, we entered into a proxy agreement with Univision pursuant to which we granted to Univision the right to negotiate the terms of retransmission consent agreements for our Univision- and UniMás-affiliated television station signals for a term of six years, expiring in December 2014. Among other things, the proxy agreement provides terms relating to compensation to be paid to us by Univision with respect to retransmission consent agreements entered into with MVPDs. The term of the proxy agreement extends with respect to any MVPD for the length of the term of any retransmission consent agreement in effect before the expiration of the proxy agreement. It is also our current intention to negotiate with Univision an extension of the current proxy agreement or a new proxy agreement; however, no assurance can be given regarding the terms of any such extension or new agreement or that any such extension or new agreement will be entered into. As of March 31, 2014, the amount due to us from Univision was $8.4 million related to the agreements for the carriage of our Univision and UniMás-affiliated television station signals.

Univision currently owns approximately 10% of our common stock on a fully-converted basis. Our Class U common stock held by Univision has limited voting rights and does not include the right to elect directors. However, as the holder of all of our issued and outstanding Class U common stock, Univision currently has the right to approve any merger, consolidation or other business combination involving the Company, any dissolution of the Company and any assignment of the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, licenses for any of our Univision-affiliated television stations. Each share of Class U common stock is automatically convertible into one share of our Class A common stock (subject to adjustment for stock splits, dividends or combinations) in connection with any transfer to a third party that is not an affiliate of Univision.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

There have been no developments to recently issued accounting standards applicable to us, including the expected dates of adoption and estimated effects on our consolidated financial statements, from those disclosed in our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K.


Three-Month Periods Ended March 31, 2014 and 2013

The following table sets forth selected data from our operating results for the
three-month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 (in thousands):



                                                       Three-Month Period
                                                        Ended March 31,              %
                                                       2014          2013          Change
Statements of Operations Data:
Net revenue                                         $   52,656     $  49,087              7 %
Direct operating expenses                               24,876        24,225              3 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses             8,631         7,683             12 %
Corporate expenses                                       4,836         4,497              8 %
Depreciation and amortization                            3,515         3,955            (11 )%
                                                        41,858        40,360              4 %
Operating income (loss)                                 10,798         8,727             24 %
Interest expense                                        (3,438 )      (7,784 )          (56 )%
Interest income                                             12             7             71 %
Income (loss) before income taxes                        7,372           950            676 %
Income tax (expense) benefit                            (2,984 )      (1,907 )           56 %
Net income (loss)                                   $    4,388     $    (957 )            *

Other Data:
Capital expenditures                                     1,834         1,928
Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (adjusted for non-cash
stock-based compensation) (1)                           14,985        13,380
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities      6,747        (1,611 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     (1,918 )      (2,555 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities     (1,526 )         351

(1) Consolidated adjusted EBITDA means net income (loss) plus gain (loss) on sale of assets, depreciation and amortization, non-cash impairment charge, non-cash stock-based compensation included in operating and corporate expenses, net interest expense, other income (loss), gain (loss) on debt extinguishment, income tax (expense) benefit, equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliate, non-cash losses and syndication programming amortization less syndication programming payments. We use the term consolidated adjusted EBITDA because that measure is defined in our 2013 Credit Facility and does not include gain (loss) on sale of assets, depreciation and amortization, non-cash impairment charge, non-cash stock-based compensation, net interest expense, other income (loss), gain
(loss) on debt extinguishment, income tax (expense) benefit, equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliate, non-cash losses and syndication programming amortization and does include syndication programming payments.

Since our ability to borrow from our 2013 Credit Facility is based on a consolidated adjusted EBITDA financial covenant, we believe that it is important to disclose consolidated adjusted EBITDA to our investors. Our 2013 Credit Facility contains a total net leverage ratio financial covenant in the event that the revolving credit facility is drawn. The total net leverage ratio, or the ratio of consolidated total debt (net of up to $20 million of unrestricted cash) to trailing-twelve-month consolidated adjusted EBITDA, affects both our ability to borrow from our 2013 Credit Facility and our applicable margin for the interest rate calculation. Under our 2013 Credit Facility, our maximum total leverage ratio may not exceed 7.00 to 1 in the event that the revolving credit facility is drawn. The total leverage ratio was as follows (in each case as of March 31): 2014, 4.6 to 1; 2013, 4.1 to 1. Therefore, we were in compliance with this covenant at each of those dates.

While many in the financial community and we consider consolidated adjusted EBITDA to be important, it should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for or superior to, other measures of liquidity and financial performance prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, such as cash flows from operating activities, operating income and net income. As consolidated adjusted EBITDA excludes non-cash gain (loss) on sale of assets, non-cash depreciation and amortization, non-cash impairment charge, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net interest expense, other income (loss), gain (loss) on debt extinguishment, income tax (expense) benefit, equity in net income (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliate, non-cash losses and syndication programming amortization and includes syndication programming payments, consolidated adjusted EBITDA has certain limitations because it excludes and includes several important non-cash financial line items. Therefore, we consider both non-GAAP and GAAP measures when evaluating our business. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA is also used to make executive compensation decisions.


Consolidated adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to consolidated adjusted EBITDA is cash flows from operating activities. A reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to cash flows from operating activities follows (in thousands):

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