Exhibit 99.1

 

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Tribune Media Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results

NEW YORK, March 1, 2018 — Tribune Media Company (the “Company”) (NYSE: TRCO) today reported its results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017.

FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2017 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (compared to the prior year period)

 

    Consolidated operating revenues decreased 8% to $489.0 million for the fourth quarter and decreased 5% to $1,849.0 million for the full year; excluding political advertising and real estate revenues, consolidated operating revenues increased 6% and 2% for the fourth quarter and the full year, respectively

 

    Television and Entertainment net advertising revenues decreased 15% to $326.2 million for the fourth quarter and decreased 11% to $1,225.9 million for the full year

 

    Net core advertising revenues (which exclude political and digital revenues) increased 3% to $297.4 million for the fourth quarter and decreased 3% to $1,135.3 million for the full year

 

    Retransmission revenues increased 22% to $108.5 million for the fourth quarter and increased 23% to $412.3 million for the full year

 

    Carriage fee revenue increased 3% to $31.5 million for the fourth quarter and increased 6% to $127.9 million for the full year

 

    Cash distributions from TV Food Network were $19.3 million for the fourth quarter and $186.1 million for the full year

 

    FCC spectrum auction proceeds of $5 million were received by the Company in the fourth quarter and $191 million for the full year

 

    Closed on the sales of the Costa Mesa, CA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL properties in the fourth quarter for net pretax proceeds of $62 million and $21 million, respectively; for the full year 2017, net pretax proceeds from real estate sales totaled $144 million

“2017 was a transformational year for Tribune Media, in which we focused aggressively on streamlining our cost structure, selling non-core assets, returning capital to our stockholders, and most importantly, on the completion of our previously announced merger with Sinclair,” said Peter Kern, Tribune Media’s Chief Executive Officer. “During the year we sold real estate and other non-core businesses and assets for total pretax proceeds of over $1 billion and returned approximately $590 million to stockholders. While advertising was down for the year due to the off-year political cycle and a weaker overall advertising market, in the fourth quarter, we saw growth in core advertising and continued growth in retransmission revenues. We were also pleased that for the full year, despite increases in network affiliate fees, consolidated cash expenses were down compared to 2016, as we continued disciplined cost management across the company.”


Kern continued, “Looking ahead to 2018, while we are keenly focused on the completion of our pending merger, we also see growth opportunities in the core business, with the shift in our programming strategy at WGN America expected to turn that business into a significant EBITDA contributor, and the highly contested midterm elections expected to drive a resurgence of political advertising revenue across our diverse footprint of stations. In addition, we expect to realize significant tax savings from the recent changes in the tax code on both our core business operations as well as on any potential gains from continued asset sales.”

FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2017 RESULTS

Consolidated

Consolidated operating revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 were $489.0 million compared to $529.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, representing a decrease of $40.6 million, or 8%. The decrease was primarily driven by lower political advertising revenue, partially offset by increases in core advertising and retransmission revenues.

For the full year 2017, consolidated operating revenues were $1,849.0 million compared to $1,947.9 million for the full year 2016, representing a decrease of $99.0 million, or 5%.

Consolidated operating profit was $129.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $113.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, representing an increase of $15.9 million. The increase was primarily attributable to higher gains on the sales of real estate and lower operating expenses, partially offset by the decline in operating revenues.

For the full year 2017, consolidated operating profit was $108.5 million compared to $433.6 million in the full year 2016, representing a decrease of $325.1 million, primarily due to lower gains on the sales of real estate in 2017 as compared to 2016, lower Television and Entertainment operating profit primarily as a result of lower advertising revenues and higher programming expenses, and higher transaction-related expenses. The Company recorded gains on the sale of real estate of $28.5 million in 2017 compared to $213.1 million in 2016. Programming expenses in 2017 included an $80 million impairment charge for the syndicated programs Elementary and Person of Interest at WGN America compared to a $37 million impairment charge in 2016 for the syndicated program Elementary at WGN America.

Consolidated income from continuing operations was $332.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $70.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company recorded a tax benefit of $256 million, or $2.90 per common share, related to the re-measurement of deferred tax assets and liabilities resulting from the new tax legislation that lowered the corporate U.S. Federal income tax rate from 35% to 21%. Diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $3.73 compared to $0.81 for the fourth quarter of 2016. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (“Adjusted EPS”) from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $0.81 compared to $0.85 for the fourth quarter of 2016. Both diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations and Adjusted EPS from continuing operations include an income tax benefit of $6 million, or $0.07 per common share, in the fourth quarter of 2017 and an income tax benefit of $2 million, or $0.02 per common share, in the fourth quarter of 2016 related to certain tax adjustments.

Consolidated income from continuing operations was $183.1 million for the full year 2017 compared to $87.0 million for the full year 2016. For the full year 2017, diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations was $2.04 compared to $0.96 for the full year 2016. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations for the full year 2017 was $1.41 compared to $2.13 for the full year 2016. Both diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations and Adjusted EPS from continuing operations include an income tax benefit of $6 million, or $0.07 per common share, for the full year 2017 and an income tax benefit of $11 million, or $0.13 per common share, for the full year 2016 related to certain tax adjustments.

Net income attributable to Tribune Media Company was $328.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $19.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net income attributable to Tribune Media Company was $194.1 million for the full year 2017 compared to $14.2 million in 2016.

 

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Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA decreased 7% to $169.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 from $181.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. The decrease was primarily attributable to lower political advertising, partially offset by higher core advertising and retransmission revenues as well as lower programming, compensation and other expenses. For the full year 2017, consolidated Adjusted EBITDA decreased $89.2 million, or 17%, to $441.9 million as compared to $531.1 million in the full year 2016.

Cash distributions from the Company’s equity investments in the fourth quarter of 2017 were $19.3 million compared to $27.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Cash distributions for the full year 2017 were $201.9 million, which includes an excess cash distribution of $15.8 million from CareerBuilder related to the sale, as discussed below, compared to $170.5 million for the full year 2016.

Television and Entertainment

Revenues were $486.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $525.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, a decrease of $39.7 million, or 8%. This was driven by a $66.0 million decrease in net political advertising revenue, partially offset by an increase in net core advertising revenue (comprised of local and national advertising, excluding political and digital) of $8.3 million, or 3%, an increase in retransmission revenues of $19.3 million, or 22%, and an increase in carriage fee revenue of $0.9 million, or 3%.

Television and Entertainment segment revenues for the full year 2017 were $1,835.4 million compared to $1,909.9 million for the full year 2016, a decrease of $74.5 million, or 4%. The decrease was driven by a $114.8 million decrease in net political advertising revenue and a $35.7 million, or 3%, decrease in net core advertising, partially offset by an increase in retransmission revenues of $77.6 million, or 23%, and an increase in carriage fee revenue of $6.9 million, or 6%.

Television and Entertainment operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $127.2 million compared to $136.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, a decrease of $9.6 million, or 7%, primarily due to lower revenues, partially offset by lower programming and other expenses. Television and Entertainment Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $183.2 million compared to $199.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, a decrease of $16.3 million, or 8%. Television and Entertainment Broadcast Cash Flow for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $162.9 million as compared to $207.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, a decrease of $44.2 million, or 21%.

For the full year 2017, Television and Entertainment operating profit was $196.1 million as compared to $324.8 million for the full year 2016. The decrease was primarily due to lower operating revenues, as described above, and higher programming expenses primarily due to the $43 million increase in impairment charges at WGN America and $19 million of additional charges related to the shift in programming strategy at WGN America, as well as higher network affiliate fees and higher amortization of license fees. Television and Entertainment Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2017 was $505.2 million as compared to $604.0 million for the full year 2016, a decrease of $98.8 million, or 16%. Television and Entertainment Broadcast Cash Flow for the full year 2017 was $484.6 million as compared to $557.5 million for the full year 2016, a decrease of $73.0 million, or 13%.

Corporate and Other

Real estate revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 were $3.0 million compared to $3.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, representing a decrease of $0.9 million, or 24%. Real estate revenues for the full year 2017 were $13.5 million, compared to $38.0 million for the full year 2016, representing a decrease of $24.5 million, or 64%. The decrease was primarily driven by lower revenues due to the sale of real estate properties in 2016 and 2017.

Corporate and Other operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $1.9 million compared to an operating loss of $23.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. The reduction of the loss was primarily attributable to gains on the sale of certain real estate properties, partially offset by a decline in real estate revenues. Corporate and Other Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2017 represented a loss of $14.1 million compared to a loss of $18.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

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For the full year 2017, Corporate and Other operating loss was $87.6 million compared to operating profit of $108.7 million for the full year 2016. The decline was due to lower gains on real estate sales and higher transaction-related costs. Gains on the sale of real estate totaled $28.2 million in 2017 compared to $213.1 million in 2016. Corporate and Other Adjusted EBITDA represented a loss of $63.3 million for the full year 2017 compared to a loss of $72.9 million for the full year 2016.

RETURN OF CAPITAL TO SHAREHOLDERS

Quarterly Dividend

On February 21, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.25 per share to be paid on March 26, 2018 to holders of record of the Company’s common stock and warrants as of March 12, 2018. Future dividends will be subject to the discretion of the Board and the terms of the agreement and plan of merger between the Company and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (“Sinclair”), dated May 8, 2017 (the “Merger Agreement”), which limits the Company’s ability to pay dividends, except for the payment of quarterly cash dividends not to exceed $0.25 per share and consistent with record and payment dates in 2016.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Sinclair Acquisition

On May 8, 2017, the Company entered into a Merger Agreement with Sinclair, providing for the acquisition by Sinclair of all of the outstanding shares of the Company’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock by means of a merger of Samson Merger Sub Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair, with and into Tribune Media Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair.

The applications seeking Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) approval of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (the “Applications”) were filed on June 26, 2017, and the FCC issued a public notice of the filing of the Applications and established a comment cycle on July 6, 2017. Consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement is conditioned on obtaining FCC consent to transfers of control and assignments of licenses in connection with the Merger, among other conditions. Several petitions to deny the Applications, and numerous other comments, both opposing and supporting the transaction, were filed in response to the public notice. Sinclair and the Company jointly filed an opposition to the petitions to deny on August 22, 2017 (the “Joint Opposition”). Petitioners and others filed replies to the Joint Opposition on August 29, 2017. On September 14, 2017, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking additional information regarding certain matters discussed in the Applications. Sinclair submitted a response to the RFI on October 5, 2017. On October 18, 2017, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued a public notice pausing the FCC’s 180-day transaction review “shot-clock” for 15 days to afford interested parties an opportunity to comment on the response to the RFI. On January 11, 2018, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued a public notice pausing the FCC’s shot-clock as of January 4, 2018 until Sinclair has filed amendments to the Applications along with divestiture applications and the FCC staff has had an opportunity to review any such submissions. On February 20, 2018, the parties filed an amendment to the Applications that, among other things, (1) requested authority under the FCC’s “Local Television Multiple Ownership Rule” (the “Duopoly Rule”) for Sinclair to own two top four ranked stations in each of three television markets and (2) identified stations (the “Divestiture Stations”) in 11 television markets that Sinclair proposes to divest in order for the Merger to comply with the Duopoly Rule and the National Television Multiple Ownership Rule. Concurrently, Sinclair filed applications proposing to place certain of the Divestiture Stations in an FCC-approved divestiture trust, if and as necessary, in order to facilitate the orderly divestiture of those stations following the consummation of the Merger.

On August 2, 2017, the Company received a request for additional information and documentary material, often referred to as a “second request”, from the United States Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) in connection with the Merger Agreement. The second request was issued under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”). Sinclair received a substantively identical request for additional information and documentary material from the DOJ in connection with the transactions

 

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contemplated by the Merger Agreement. Consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement is conditioned on expiration of the waiting period applicable under the HSR Act, among other conditions. Issuance of the second request extends the waiting period under the HSR Act until 30 days after Sinclair and the Company have substantially complied with the second request, unless the waiting period is terminated earlier by the DOJ or the parties voluntarily extend the time for closing.

The parties entered into an agreement with the DOJ on September 15, 2017 (the “DOJ Timing Agreement”), by which they agreed not to consummate the Merger Agreement before December 31, 2017, or 60 days following the date on which both parties have certified compliance with the second request, whichever is later. In addition, the parties agreed to provide the DOJ with 10 calendar days notice prior to consummating the Merger Agreement. The DOJ Timing Agreement has been amended twice, on October 30, 2017, to extend the date before which the parties may not consummate the Merger Agreement to January 30, 2018, and on January 27, 2018, to extend that date to February 11, 2018. The DOJ Timing Agreement thus currently provides that the parties will not consummate the Merger Agreement before February 11, 2018, or 60 days following the date on which both parties have certified compliance with the second request, whichever is later, and that the parties will provide the DOJ with 10 days notice before consummating the Merger Agreement.

On October 19, 2017, holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of the Company’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock, voting as a single class, voted on and approved the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement at a duly called special meeting of Tribune Media Company shareholders.

Tax Reform

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Reform”) was signed into law. Under ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes,” the effects of Tax Reform are recognized in the period of enactment and as such are recorded in the Company’s fourth quarter of 2017. The Company is in the process of analyzing certain provisions of Tax Reform including but not limited to the repeal of the domestic production activities deduction and changes to the deductibility of executive compensation. Consistent with the guidance under ASC Topic 740, and subject to Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) 118, which provides for a measurement period to complete the accounting for certain elements of Tax Reform, the Company recorded the provisional impact from the enactment of Tax Reform in the fourth quarter of 2017. As a result of Tax Reform, the Company recorded a provisional discrete net tax benefit of $256 million, primarily due to a remeasurement of the net deferred tax liabilities resulting from the decrease in the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%. Further impacts of Tax Reform may be reflected in future quarters upon issuance of clarifications to existing law or additional technical guidance from the Department of Treasury and the completion of the Company’s tax return filings. Tax Reform also provided for a one-time deemed mandatory repatriation of post-1986 undistributed foreign subsidiary earnings and profits (“E&P”) through the year ended December 31, 2017. The Company does not have any net accumulated E&P in its foreign subsidiaries and therefore is not subject to tax for the year ended December 31, 2017. Further, the Company has analyzed the effects of new taxes due on certain foreign income, such as global intangible low-taxed income (“GILTI”), base-erosion anti-abuse tax (“BEAT”), foreign-derived intangible income (“FDII”) and limitations on interest expense deductions (if certain conditions apply) that are effective starting in fiscal 2018. The Company has determined that these new provisions are not applicable to the Company.

Real Estate Transactions

In 2017, the Company sold several properties for net pretax proceeds totaling $144 million and recognized a net pretax gain of $28.5 million. On November 15, 2017, the Company sold its Costa Mesa, CA properties for net proceeds of $62 million and recorded a pretax gain of $22 million, of which $3 million is attributable to a noncontrolling interest. On December 19, 2017, the Company sold its Ft. Lauderdale, FL property for net proceeds of $21 million and recorded a pretax gain of $6 million, of which less than $1 million is attributable to a noncontrolling interest. The Company defines net proceeds as pretax cash proceeds on the sale of properties, less associated selling costs.

 

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FCC Spectrum Auction

On April 13, 2017, the FCC announced the conclusion of the incentive auction, the results of the reverse and forward auction and the repacking of broadcast television spectrum. The Company participated in the auction and received approximately $191 million in pretax proceeds (including $26 million of proceeds received by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting LLC (“Dreamcatcher”)) as of December 31, 2017. FCC licenses that were part of the FCC spectrum auction with a carrying value of approximately $39 million are included in assets held for sale as of December 31, 2017. The Company received approximately $172 million in gross pretax proceeds for these licenses in 2017 and expects to recognize a net pretax gain of $133 million in the first quarter of 2018 related to the surrender of the spectrum of television stations in January 2018. The Company used $102 million of after-tax proceeds to prepay a portion of the Company’s Term Loan Facility in 2017. After-tax proceeds of $12.6 million received by a Dreamcatcher station were used to prepay a substantial portion of the Dreamcatcher Credit Facility in 2017.

CareerBuilder

On June 19, 2017, TEGNA Inc. announced it entered into an agreement, together with the other owners of CareerBuilder, including Tribune Media Company, to sell a majority interest in CareerBuilder to an investor group led by investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. The transaction closed on July 31, 2017 and the Company received cash of $158 million, which included an excess cash distribution of $16 million, and recognized a gain on sale of approximately $4 million in 2017. As a result of the sale, the Company’s ownership in CareerBuilder declined from 32% to approximately 7%, on a fully diluted basis. As of December 31, 2017, the Company’s ownership in CareerBuilder was approximately 6.5%, on a fully diluted basis (including CareerBuilder employees’ unvested equity awards).

In 2017, the Company recorded non-cash pretax impairment charges totaling $181 million to write down its investment in CareerBuilder prior to the transaction close.

In light of the Company’s previously announced transaction with Sinclair, Tribune Media is not providing financial guidance for the full year 2018 in this release, nor is the Company conducting a conference call regarding its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results.

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Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

 

INVESTOR CONTACT:    MEDIA CONTACT:
James Arestia    Gary Weitman
Director/Investor Relations    SVP/Corporate Relations
(646) 563-8296    (312) 222-3394

jarestia@tribunemedia.com

   gweitman@tribunemedia.com

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes a discussion of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS for the Company and Adjusted EBITDA for our operating segments (Television and Entertainment and Corporate and Other) and presents Broadcast Cash Flow for our Television and Entertainment segment. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow are financial measures that are not recognized under GAAP. Adjusted EPS is calculated based on income (loss) from continuing operations before investment transactions, loss on extinguishments and modification of debt, certain special items (including severance), certain income tax charges, non-operating items, gain (loss) on sales of real estate, impairments and other non-cash charges and reorganization items per common share. Adjusted EBITDA for the Company is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, investment transactions, loss on extinguishments and modification of debt, interest and dividend income, interest expense, pension expense (credit), equity income and losses, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, certain special items (including severance), non-operating items, gain (loss) on sales of real estate, impairments and other non-cash charges and reorganization items. Adjusted EBITDA for the Company’s operating segments is calculated as segment operating profit plus depreciation, amortization, pension expense (credit), stock-based compensation, impairments and other non-cash charges, gain (loss) on sales of real estate and certain special items (including severance). Broadcast Cash Flow for the Television and Entertainment segment is calculated as Television and Entertainment Adjusted EBITDA plus broadcast rights amortization expense less broadcast rights cash payments. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow are measures commonly used by investors to evaluate our performance with that of our competitors. We also present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe investors, analysts and rating agencies consider it useful in measuring our ability to meet our debt service obligations. We further believe that the disclosure of Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow is useful to investors as these non-GAAP measures are used, among other measures, by our management to evaluate our performance. By disclosing Adjusting EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow, we believe that we create for investors a greater understanding of, and an enhanced level of transparency into, the means by which our management operates our company. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow are not measures presented in accordance with GAAP, and our use of these terms may vary from that of others in our industry. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating profit, revenues, cash provided by operating activities or any other measures derived in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance or liquidity. The tables at the end of this press release include reconciliations of consolidated Adjusted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA and segment Adjusted EBITDA and Broadcast Cash Flow to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.    

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, the anticipated Merger with Sinclair and the related regulatory process, our real estate monetization strategy, the impact of Tax Reform, our costs savings initiatives, the changes to our WGN America original programming, the conditions in our industry, our operations, our economic performance and financial condition, including, in particular, statements relating to our business and growth strategy. Important factors that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are uncertainties discussed below and in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 1, 2018. “Forward-looking statements” include all statements that do not relate solely to historical or current facts, and can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “outlook,” “seek,” “designed,” “assume,” “implied,” “believe” and other similar expressions. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. These forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions by our management that, although we believe to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain and subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.    

The following list represents some, but not necessarily all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from historical results or those anticipated or predicted by these forward-looking statements; risks associated with the ability to consummate the Merger with Sinclair and the timing of the closing of the Merger, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement; the risk that the regulatory approvals for the proposed Merger with Sinclair may be delayed, not be obtained or may be obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; risks related to the disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the Merger and the restrictions imposed on the Company’s operations under the terms of the Merger Agreement; the effect of the announcement of the Merger on our ability to retain and hire key personnel, on our ability to maintain relationships with advertisers and customers and on our operating results and businesses generally; litigation in connection with the Merger; changes in advertising demand and audience shares; competition and other economic conditions including incremental fragmentation of the media landscape and competition from other media alternatives; changes in the overall market for broadcast and cable television advertising, including through regulatory and judicial rulings; our ability to protect our intellectual

 

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property and other proprietary rights; our ability to adapt to technology changes; availability and cost of quality network, syndicated and sports programming affecting our television ratings; the loss, cost and/or modification of our network affiliation agreements; our ability to renegotiate retransmission consent agreements, or resolve disputes, with multichannel video programming distributors; our ability to realize the full value, or successfully complete the planned divestitures of our real estate assets; the incurrence of additional tax-related liabilities related to historical income tax returns; the potential impact of the modifications to and/or surrender of spectrum on the operation of our television stations, the costs, terms and restrictions associated with the actions necessary to modify and/or surrender the spectrum; the incurrence of costs to address contamination issues at sites owned, operated or used by our businesses; adverse results from litigation, governmental investigations or tax-related proceedings or audits; our ability to settle unresolved claims filed in connection with our and certain of our direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries’ Chapter 11 cases and resolve the appeals seeking to overturn the bankruptcy court order confirming the First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization for Tribune Company and its Subsidiaries; our ability to satisfy pension and other postretirement employee benefit obligations; our ability to attract and retain employees; the effect of labor strikes, lock-outs and labor negotiations; the financial performance and valuation of our equity method investments; the impairment of our existing goodwill and other intangible assets; compliance with, and the effect of changes or developments in, government regulations applicable to the television and radio broadcasting industry; changes in accounting standards; the payment of cash dividends on our common stock; impact of increases in interest rates on our variable rate indebtedness or refinancings thereof; our indebtedness and ability to comply with covenants applicable to our debt financing and other contractual commitments; our ability to satisfy future capital and liquidity requirements; our ability to access the credit and capital markets at the times and in the amounts needed and on acceptable terms; the factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” of the Company’s filings with the SEC; and other events beyond our control that may result in unexpected adverse operating results. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release may not in fact occur. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

 

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TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands of dollars, except per share data)

 

     Three Months Ended                 Year Ended  
     December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016                 December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016  

Operating Revenues

              

Television and Entertainment

   $ 486,022     $ 525,723           $ 1,835,423     $ 1,909,896  

Other

     2,977       3,901             13,536       38,034  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating revenues

     488,999       529,624             1,848,959       1,947,930  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

              

Programming

     106,620       119,288             604,068       515,738  

Direct operating expenses

     97,604       97,350             391,770       390,595  

Selling, general and administrative

     127,589       139,934             550,193       592,220  

Depreciation

     14,553       15,152             56,314       58,825  

Amortization

     41,678       41,661             166,679       166,664  

Impairments of other intangible assets

     —         3,400             —         3,400  

Gain on sales of real estate, net

     (28,168     (367           (28,533     (213,086
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     359,876       416,418             1,740,491       1,514,356  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Profit

     129,123       113,206             108,468       433,574  

Income on equity investments, net

     38,506       33,861             137,362       148,156  

Interest and dividend income

     1,269       390             3,149       1,226  

Interest expense

     (40,055     (38,211           (159,387     (152,719

Loss on extinguishments and modification of debt

     —         —               (20,487     —    

(Loss) gain on investment transactions, net

     (2,486     —               8,131       —    

Write-downs of investments

     (12,694     —               (193,494     —    

Other non-operating gain, net

     26       4,949             71       5,427  

Reorganization items, net

     (657     (188           (2,109     (1,422
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

     113,032       114,007             (118,296     434,242  

Income tax (benefit) expense

     (219,767     43,280             (301,373     347,202  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

     332,799       70,727             183,077       87,040  

(Loss) Income from Discontinued Operations, net of taxes

     (619     (51,776           14,420       (72,794
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

   $ 332,180     $ 18,951           $ 197,497     $ 14,246  

Net income from continuing operations attributable to noncontrolling interests

     (3,378     —               (3,378     —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income attributable to Tribune Media Company

   $ 328,802     $ 18,951           $ 194,119     $ 14,246  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basis Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share Attributable to Tribune Media Company from:

              

Continuing Operations

   $ 3.77     $ 0.81           $ 2.06     $ 0.96  

Discontinued Operations

     (0.01     (0.59           0.17       (0.80
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Earnings Per Common Share

   $ 3.76     $ 0.22           $ 2.23     $ 0.16  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share Attributable to Tribune Media Company from:

              

Continuing Operations

   $ 3.73     $ 0.81           $ 2.04     $ 0.96  

Discontinued Operations

     (0.01     (0.59           0.16       (0.80
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Earnings Per Common Share

   $ 3.72     $ 0.22           $ 2.20     $ 0.16  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Regular dividends declared per common share

   $ 0.25     $ 0.25           $ 1.00     $ 1.00  

Special dividends declared per common share

   $ —       $ —             $ 5.77     $ —    

 

10


TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of dollars, except for share and per share data)

 

     December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016  

Assets

    

Current Assets

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 673,685     $ 577,658  

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

     17,566       17,566  

Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $4,814 and $12,504)

     420,095       429,112  

Broadcast rights

     129,174       157,817  

Income taxes receivable

     18,274       9,056  

Current assets of discontinued operations

     —         62,605  

Prepaid expenses

     20,158       35,862  

Other

     14,039       6,624  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     1,292,991       1,296,300  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Properties

    

Machinery, equipment and furniture

     318,891       280,589  

Buildings and leasehold improvements

     171,113       154,557  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     490,004       435,146  

Accumulated depreciation

     (233,387     (187,148
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     256,617       247,998  

Land

     157,298       214,730  

Construction in progress

     26,380       61,192  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net properties

     440,295       523,920  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other Assets

    

Broadcast rights

     133,683       153,457  

Goodwill

     3,228,988       3,227,930  

Other intangible assets, net

     1,613,665       1,819,134  

Non-current assets of discontinued operations

     —         608,153  

Assets held for sale

     38,900       17,176  

Investments

     1,281,791       1,674,883  

Other

     139,015       80,098  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other assets

     6,436,042       7,580,831  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 8,169,328     $ 9,401,051  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of dollars, except for share and per share data)

 

     December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016  

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

    

Current Liabilities

    

Accounts payable

   $ 48,319     $ 60,553  

Debt due within one year (net of unamortized discounts and debt issuance costs of $7,917)

     —         19,924  

Income taxes payable

     36,252       21,166  

Employee compensation and benefits

     71,759       77,123  

Contracts payable for broadcast rights

     253,244       241,255  

Deferred revenue

     11,942       13,690  

Interest payable

     30,525       30,305  

Current liabilities of discontinued operations

     —         54,284  

Deferred spectrum auction proceeds

     172,102       —    

Other

     30,124       32,553  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     654,267       550,853  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-Current Liabilities

    

Long-term debt (net of unamortized discounts and debt issuance costs of $36,332 and $38,830)

     2,919,185       3,391,627  

Deferred income taxes

     508,174       984,248  

Contracts payable for broadcast rights

     300,420       314,840  

Pension obligations, net

     396,875       444,401  

Postretirement medical, life and other benefits

     9,328       11,385  

Other obligations

     163,899       62,700  

Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations

     —         95,314  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total non-current liabilities

     4,297,881       5,304,515  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     4,952,148       5,855,368  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

    

Shareholders’ Equity

    

Preferred stock ($0.001 par value per share)

    

Authorized: 40,000,000 shares; No shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and at December 31, 2016

     —         —    

Class A Common Stock ($0.001 par value per share)

    

Authorized: 1,000,000,000 shares; 101,429,999 shares issued and 87,327,814 shares outstanding at December 31, 2017; 100,416,516 shares issued and 86,314,063 shares outstanding at December 31, 2016

     101       100  

Class B Common Stock ($0.001 par value per share)

    

Authorized: 1,000,000,000 shares; Issued and outstanding: 5,557 shares at December 31, 2017 and 5,605 shares at December 31, 2016

     —         —    

Treasury stock, at cost: 14,102,185 shares at December 31, 2017 and 14,102,453 shares at December 31, 2016

     (632,194     (632,207

Additional paid-in-capital

     4,011,530       4,561,760  

Retained deficit

     (114,240     (308,105

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (48,061     (81,782
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Tribune Media Company shareholders’ equity

     3,217,136       3,539,766  

Noncontrolling interests

     44       5,917  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

     3,217,180       3,545,683  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 8,169,328     $ 9,401,051  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

12


TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands of dollars)

 

     Year Ended  
     December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016  

Operating Activities

    

Net income

   $ 197,497     $ 14,246  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Stock-based compensation

     32,933       37,189  

Pension credit, net of contributions

     (22,047     (24,110

Depreciation

     56,314       72,409  

Amortization of contract intangible assets and liabilities

     869       (10,566

Amortization of other intangible assets

     166,679       196,663  

Impairments of other intangible assets

     —         3,400  

Income on equity investments, net

     (137,362     (148,156

Distributions from equity investments

     198,124       170,527  

Non-cash loss on extinguishments and modification of debt

     8,258       —    

Original issue discount payments

     (7,360     —    

Write-downs of investments

     193,494       —    

Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount

     7,875       11,172  

Gain on sale of business

     (33,492     —    

Gain on investment transactions, net

     (8,131     —    

Impairments of real estate

     2,399       15,102  

Gain on sales of real estate

     (28,533     (213,086

Other non-operating gain, net

     (71     (5,427

Changes in working capital items:

    

Accounts receivable, net

     10,638       (998

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     10,310       18,171  

Accounts payable

     (8,736     6,589  

Employee compensation and benefits, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     (23,927     (7,515

Deferred revenue

     (2,423     (2,843

Income taxes

     6,175       51,296  

Change in broadcast rights, net of liabilities

     45,898       (15,427

Deferred income taxes

     (478,637     95,035  

Change in non-current obligations for uncertain tax positions

     791       (11,276

Other, net

     34,967       31,768  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     222,502       284,163  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

13


 

TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands of dollars)

 
     Year Ended  
     December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016  

Investing Activities

    

Capital expenditures

     (66,832     (99,659

Investments

     (5,065     (5,993

Net proceeds from the sale of business

     557,793       —    

Proceeds from FCC spectrum auction

     172,102       —    

Sale of partial interest of equity method investment

     142,552       —    

Proceeds from sales of real estate and other assets

     144,464       507,692  

Proceeds from sales of investments

     5,769       —    

Distributions from equity investment

     3,768       —    

Other

     1,789       297  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by investing activities

     956,340       402,337  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Financing Activities

    

Long-term borrowings

     202,694       —    

Repayments of long-term debt

     (703,527     (27,842

Long-term debt issuance costs

     (1,689     (736

Payments of dividends

     (586,336     (90,296

Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of share-based awards

     (8,774     (4,553

Proceeds from stock option exercises

     11,317       —    

Common stock repurchases

     —         (232,065

(Distributions to) contributions from noncontrolling interests, net

     (9,251     393  

Settlements of contingent consideration, net

     —         (3,636
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (1,095,566     (358,735
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents

     83,276       327,765  

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

     590,409       262,644  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

   $ 673,685     $ 590,409  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents are Comprised of:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 673,685     $ 577,658  

Cash and cash equivalents classified as discontinued operations

     —         12,751  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

   $ 673,685     $ 590,409  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental Schedule of Cash Flow Information

    

Cash paid during the period for:

    

Interest

   $ 152,401     $ 160,200  

Income taxes, net of refunds

   $ 182,509     $ 265,886  

 

14


TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY - CONSOLIDATED

RECONCILIATION OF CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED EBITDA

(in thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended                 Year Ended  
     December 31,
2017
    December 31,
2016
                December 31,
2017
    December 31,
2016
 

Revenue

   $ 488,999     $ 529,624                     $ 1,848,959     $ 1,947,930  

Net Income attributable to Tribune Media Company

   $ 328,802     $ 18,951           $ 194,119     $ 14,246  

Net Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     (3,378     —               (3,378     —    

Net Income

     332,180       18,951             197,497       14,246  

(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of taxes

     (619     (51,776           14,420       (72,794
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

   $ 332,799     $ 70,727           $ 183,077     $ 87,040  

Income tax (benefit) expense

     (219,767     43,280             (301,373     347,202  

Reorganization items, net

     657       188             2,109       1,422  

Other non-operating gain, net

     (26     (4,949           (71     (5,427

Write-downs of investments

     12,694       —               193,494       —    

Loss (gain) on investment transactions, net

     2,486       —               (8,131     —    

Loss on extinguishments and modification of debt

     —         —               20,487       —    

Interest expense

     40,055       38,211             159,387       152,719  

Interest and dividend income

     (1,269     (390           (3,149     (1,226

Income on equity investments, net

     (38,506     (33,861           (137,362     (148,156
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Profit

   $ 129,123     $ 113,206           $ 108,468     $ 433,574  

Depreciation

     14,553       15,152             56,314       58,825  

Amortization

     41,678       41,661             166,679       166,664  

Stock-based compensation

     5,500       8,451             30,940       32,993  

Impairments of other intangible assets

     —         3,400             —         3,400  

Impairments of broadcast rights

     —         —               79,823       36,782  

Severance and related charges

     219       2,384             11,124       10,406  

Transaction-related costs

     10,800       3,852             37,936       10,889  

Gain on sales of real estate, net

     (28,168     (367           (28,533     (213,086

Real estate impairments and other

     893       (173           1,186       14,746  

Pension credit

     (5,512     (6,027           (22,047     (24,110
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 169,086     $ 181,539           $ 441,890     $ 531,083  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

15


TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY - TELEVISION AND ENTERTAINMENT

RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING PROFIT TO ADJUSTED EBITDA AND BROADCAST CASH FLOW

(in thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended                 Year Ended  
     December 31,
2017
    December 31,
2016
                December 31,
2017
    December 31,
2016
 

Advertising

   $ 326,199     $ 384,580           $ 1,225,900     $ 1,374,571  

Retransmission revenues

     108,509       89,188             412,309       334,724  

Carriage fees

     31,528       30,650             127,935       121,044  

Barter/trade

     9,329       9,918             37,381       39,025  

Other

     10,457       11,387             31,898       40,532  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

   $ 486,022     $ 525,723           $ 1,835,423     $ 1,909,896  

Operating Profit

   $ 127,225     $ 136,862           $ 196,100     $ 324,837  

Depreciation

     11,300       11,691             42,713       45,083  

Amortization

     41,678       41,661             166,679       166,664  

Stock-based compensation

     3,807       3,756             16,703       14,956  

Impairments of other intangible assets

     —         3,400             —         3,400  

Impairments of broadcast rights

     —         —               79,823       36,782  

Severance and related charges

     (46     2,363             4,367       9,228  

Transaction-related costs

     725       —               2,060       —    

Gain on sales of real estate

     —         (3           (317     (3

Real estate impairments and other

     (1,503     (196           (2,939     3,061  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 183,186     $ 199,534           $ 505,189     $ 604,008  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Broadcast rights - Amortization

     91,794       102,127             460,289       412,494  

Broadcast rights - Cash Payments

     (112,052     (94,529           (480,915     (458,978
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Broadcast Cash Flow

   $ 162,928     $ 207,132           $ 484,563     $ 557,524  
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

16


TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY - CORPORATE AND OTHER

RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

(in thousands of dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended                 Year Ended  
     December 31,
2017
    December 31,
2016
                December 31,
2017
    December 31,
2016
 

Total Revenues

   $ 2,977     $ 3,901                     $ 13,536     $ 38,034  

Operating Profit (Loss)

   $ 1,898     $ (23,656         $ (87,632   $ 108,737  

Depreciation

     3,253       3,461             13,601       13,742  

Stock-based compensation

     1,693       4,695             14,237       18,037  

Severance and related charges

     265       21             6,757       1,178  

Transaction-related costs

     10,075       3,852             35,876       10,889  

Gain on sales of real estate, net

     (28,168     (364           (28,216     (213,083

Real estate impairments and other

     2,396       23             4,125       11,685  

Pension credit

     (5,512     (6,027           (22,047     (24,110
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ (14,100   $ (17,995         $ (63,299   $ (72,925
  

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

17


TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY - CONSOLIDATED

RECONCILIATION OF DILUTED EPS TO ADJUSTED EPS

(in thousands of dollars, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended  
     December 31, 2017                 December 31, 2016  
     Pre-Tax     After-Tax     Diluted EPS                 Pre-Tax     After-Tax     Diluted EPS  

Diluted EPS Attributable to Tribune Media Company

       $ 3.72               $ 0.22  

Loss from discontinued operations

         0.01                 0.59  

Tax reform

   $ —       $ (255,748     (2.90         $ —       $ —         —    

Newsday income tax charges

     —         —         —               —         648       0.01  

Reorganization items, net

     657       657       0.01             188       188       0.00  

Other non-operating gain, net

     (26     (50     (0.00           (4,949     (3,009     (0.03

Write-downs of investments

     12,694       614       0.01             —         —         —    

Loss on investment transactions, net

     2,486       1,511       0.02             —         —         —    

Impairments of other intangible assets

     —         —         —               3,400       2,067       0.02  

Severance and related charges

     219       133       0.00             2,384       1,450       0.02  

Transaction-related costs

     10,800       9,224       0.10             3,852       2,394       0.03  

Gain on sales of real estate, net (1)

     (24,868     (15,120     (0.17           (367     (223     (0.00

Real estate impairments and other

     893       618       0.01             (173     (106     (0.00
      

 

 

             

 

 

 

Adjusted EPS (2)

       $ 0.81               $ 0.85  
      

 

 

             

 

 

 
     Year Ended  
     December 31, 2017                 December 31, 2016  
     Pre-Tax     After-Tax     Diluted EPS                 Pre-Tax     After-Tax     Diluted EPS  

Diluted EPS Attributable to Tribune Media Company

       $ 2.20               $ 0.16  

(Income) Loss from discontinued operations

         (0.16               0.80  

Tax reform

   $ —       $ (255,748     (2.90         $ —       $ —         —    

Newsday income tax charges

     —         —         —               —         191,008       2.10  

Reorganization items, net

     2,109       2,109       0.02             1,422       1,422       0.02  

Other non-operating gain, net

     (71     (79     (0.00           (5,427     (3,299     (0.04

Write-downs of investments

     193,494       117,644       1.34             —         —         —    

Gain on investment transactions, net

     (8,131     (4,944     (0.06           —         —         —    

Loss on extinguishments and modification of debt

     20,487       12,456       0.14             —         —         —    

Impairments of other intangible assets

     —         —         —               3,400       2,067       0.02  

Impairments of broadcast rights

     79,823       48,532       0.55             36,782       22,363       0.25  

Severance and related charges

     11,124       6,763       0.08             10,406       6,327       0.07  

Transaction-related costs

     37,936       31,930       0.36             10,889       6,723       0.07  

Gain on sales of real estate, net (1)

     (25,233     (15,342     (0.17           (213,086     (129,556     (1.43

Real estate impairments and other

     1,186       833       0.01             14,746       8,962       0.10  
      

 

 

             

 

 

 

Adjusted EPS (2)

       $ 1.41               $ 2.13  
      

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

(1) Gain on sales of real estate, net in 2017 excludes amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests.
(2) Adjusted EPS totals may not foot due to rounding.

 

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