CBS Corporation Reports Record Results For The 2012 Fourth Quarter And Full Year

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Fourth Quarter Revenue of $3.7 Billion, Up 2%

Fourth Quarter Adjusted OIBDA of $866 Million, Up 6%

Fourth Quarter Operating Income of $726 Million, Up 12%

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.

"CBS has turned in another quarter of exceptional performance, capping off another terrific year," said Sumner Redstone, Executive Chairman, CBS Corporation. "Our results today speak to the strength of our strategy—producing and distributing great content and monetizing it over and over again. I am confident that Leslie and his team will continue to capitalize on all of the opportunities we have before us this year and beyond."

"CBS had a record year in 2012, as well as a record fourth quarter, and the momentum is building for an even better 2013," said Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. "Advertising revenue is growing, and our revenue from non-advertising sources continues to grow even faster. This includes new recently signed streaming, retransmission consent, and reverse compensation deals as well as ongoing strength in domestic and international syndication sales. Meanwhile, the confidence and visibility we have in our operations, along with the strategic actions we're pursuing at CBS Outdoor, have allowed us to announce today that we are accelerating the pace of our share repurchase program by another billion dollars. Going forward, returning value to our shareholders will continue to be a top priority for us. We feel very good about our future, and we are very encouraged by the strength of our core businesses and the increasing premium we are able to command for our content."

Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

The Company set fourth quarter records in the following key metrics:

  • Adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization ("OIBDA") of $866 million

  • Operating income of $726 million
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $.64
  • Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $.62

Revenues of $3.70 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 2% from $3.61 billion in the same prior-year period. This growth was led by a 3% increase in advertising revenues, which reflects higher political and network advertising. Affiliate and subscription fee revenues rose 9%, driven by growth at Cable Networks, as well as higher retransmission revenues and fees from CBS Network affiliated television stations. Content licensing and distribution revenues were down 7%, primarily from the timing of streaming revenues.

Adjusted OIBDA of $866 million increased 6% in the fourth quarter of 2012 from $814 million for the same prior-year period. Operating income of $726 million increased 12% in the fourth quarter of 2012 from $647 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. The growth in adjusted OIBDA and operating income was primarily driven by the higher revenues.

Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations were $414 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, or $.64 per diluted share, up from $377 million, or $.56 per diluted share, for the same prior-year period. Reported net earnings from continuing operations were $403 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, or $.62 per diluted share, up from $351 million, or $.52 per diluted share, for last year's fourth quarter. The increase in diluted earnings per share reflected the operating income growth, lower interest expense as a result of the Company's 2012 debt refinancing, and lower weighted average shares outstanding as a result of the Company's ongoing share repurchase program.

Adjusted OIBDA and adjusted net earnings from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2012 exclude $19 million of restructuring charges, primarily for the reorganization of certain business operations and early contract termination costs. The Company will begin to see recurring cost savings related to these actions in 2013. In the fourth quarter of 2011, restructuring charges were $43 million.

In addition, during the first quarter of 2013, the Company announced a pair of strategic initiatives at its outdoor advertising business. In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company began the process of converting its outdoor business in the Americas into a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), and initiated a plan to divest its outdoor advertising business in Europe and Asia. As a result, the Company's outdoor advertising business in Europe and Asia has been classified as held-for-sale, and its results have been presented as a discontinued operation for all periods presented.

Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to reported results are included at the end of this earnings release.

Full Year 2012 Results

In 2012, the Company set new records in the following key metrics:

  • Revenues of $14.09 billion
  • Adjusted OIBDA of $3.49 billion
  • Operating income of $2.98 billion
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.55
  • Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.48

Full year 2012 revenues of $14.09 billion rose 3% from $13.64 billion in 2011 with increases in each of the Company's major revenue streams. The growth was led by higher content licensing and distribution revenues, which were up 7%, driven by licensing agreements for digital streaming and higher domestic and international syndication sales. Affiliate and subscription fee revenues increased 9%, reflecting growth at Cable Networks as well as higher retransmission revenues and fees from CBS Network affiliated television stations. Advertising revenues grew 1%, mainly driven by higher political advertising associated with the U.S. Presidential election.

Adjusted OIBDA of $3.49 billion in 2012 increased 10% from $3.16 billion in 2011. Operating income of $2.98 billion increased 14% from $2.62 billion in 2011, and the operating income margin rose two percentage points, to 21%. The adjusted OIBDA and operating income growth and margin expansion were primarily driven by increases in high-margin revenue streams and larger profits on television licensing revenues.

Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations in 2012 were $1.68 billion, or $2.55 per diluted share, up from $1.42 billion, or $2.08 per diluted share, for 2011. Reported net earnings from continuing operations for 2012 were $1.63 billion, or $2.48 per diluted share, up from $1.39 billion, or $2.04 per diluted share, for 2011. The increase in diluted earnings per share reflected the operating income growth, lower interest expense because of the Company's 2012 debt refinancing, and lower weighted average shares outstanding as a result of the Company's share repurchase program.

Adjusted OIBDA and adjusted net earnings from continuing operations for 2012 exclude a noncash impairment charge of $11 million relating to radio station divestitures, restructuring charges of $19 million, and a pretax net loss on early extinguishment of debt of $32 million. For 2011, adjusted OIBDA and adjusted net earnings from continuing operations exclude restructuring charges of $43 million.

Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to reported results are included at the end of this earnings release.

Free Cash Flow, Balance Sheet and Liquidity

Free cash flow was $199 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with an outflow of $42 million for the fourth quarter a year ago. Each of these periods included $200 million of discretionary pension contributions. For the 2012 full year, free cash flow was $1.57 billion compared with$1.59 billion in 2011. The Company generated cash flow from operating activities from continuing operations of $1.82 billion for 2012 versus $1.83 billion for 2011, reflecting increased investment in content and higher income tax payments, offset by lower discretionary pension contributions in 2012.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company repurchased 8.5 million shares of CBS Corp. Class B Common Stock for $299 million. For the 2012 full year, the Company repurchased 35.5 million shares for $1.17 billion, at an average cost of $33 per share.  Since the inception of the share repurchase program in January 2011 through December 31, 2012, the Company has repurchased 77.7 million shares of its Class B Common Stock for $2.19 billion, at an average cost of $28 per share, leaving $2.51 billion of authorization remaining at December 31, 2012.

In addition, the Company separately announced today a plan to accelerate its share repurchase program by $1 billion in 2013.

At December 31, 2012, the Company's debt outstanding was $5.92 billion, and its cash balance was $708 million, which was $48 million higher than December 31, 2011.

Consolidated and Segment Results (dollars in millions)

The tables below present the Company's revenues by segment and type as well as its segment operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, restructuring charges and impairment charges ("Segment OIBDA") and operating income (loss) by segment for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, and 2011. Reconciliations of all non-GAAP measures to reported results are included at the end of this earnings release.

 

         

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

         

December 31,

December 31,

 

Revenues by Segment

 

2012 

   

2011

   

2012

   

2011

 
   

Entertainment

$

1,989

 

$

1,995

 

$

7,694

 

$

7,457

 
   

Cable Networks

 

438 

   

395

   

1,772

   

1,621

 
   

Publishing

 

215 

   

229

   

790

   

787

 
       

Content Group

 

2,642 

   

2,619

   

10,256

   

9,865

 
   

Local Broadcasting

 

787 

   

721

   

2,774

   

2,689

 
   

Outdoor Americas

 

340 

   

342

   

1,296

   

1,286

 
       

Local Group

 

1,127 

   

1,063

   

4,070

   

3,975

 
   

Eliminations

 

(71)

   

(70)

   

(237)

   

(203)

 
     

Total Revenues

$

3,698

 

$

3,612

 

$

14,089

 

$

13,637

 
                                 
         

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

         

December 31,

December 31,

 

Revenues by Type

 

2012 

   

2011

   

2012

   

2011

 
   

Advertising

$

2,415

 

$

2,336

 

$

8,459

 

$

8,399

 
   

Content licensing and distribution

 

704 

   

753

   

3,468

   

3,236

 
   

Affiliate and subscription fees

 

505 

   

465

   

1,921

   

1,762

 
   

Other

 

74 

   

58

   

241

   

240

 
     

Total Revenues

$

3,698

 

$

3,612

 

$

14,089

 

$

13,637

 
                                 
         

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

         

December 31,

December 31,

 

Segment OIBDA

 

2012 

   

2011

   

2012

   

2011

 
   

Entertainment

$

328

 

$

318

 

$

1,549

 

$

1,431

 
   

Cable Networks

 

185 

   

175

   

811

   

707

 
   

Publishing

 

31 

   

28

   

89

   

92

 
       

Content Group

 

544 

   

521

   

2,449

   

2,230

 
   

Local Broadcasting

 

325 

   

266

   

957

   

849

 
   

Outdoor Americas

 

94 

   

108

   

378

   

380

 
       

Local Group

 

419 

   

374

   

1,335

   

1,229

 
   

Corporate

 

(97)

   

(81)

   

(296)

   

(302)

 
     

Adjusted OIBDA

 

866 

   

814

   

3,488

   

3,157

 
   

Restructuring charges

 

(19)

   

(43)

   

(19)

   

(43)

 
   

Impairment charges

 

— 

   

   

(11)

   

 
     

Total OIBDA

$

847

 

$

771

 

$

3,458

 

$

3,114

 
                                 
         

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

         

December 31,

December 31,

 

Operating Income (Loss)

 

2012 

   

2011

   

2012

   

2011

 
   

Entertainment

$

280

 

$

235

 

$

1,381

 

$

1,231

 
   

Cable Networks

 

176 

   

169

   

785

   

684

 
   

Publishing

 

27 

   

25

   

80

   

83

 
       

Content Group

 

483 

   

429

   

2,246

   

1,998

 
   

Local Broadcasting

 

295 

   

242

   

848

   

750

 
   

Outdoor Americas

 

52 

   

64

   

209

   

197

 
       

Local Group

 

347 

   

306

   

1,057

   

947

 
   

Corporate

 

(104)

   

(88)

   

(320)

   

(326)

 
     

Total Operating Income

$

726

 

$

647

 

$

2,983

 

$

2,619

 
                                 
 

Entertainment (CBS Television Network, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Films, and CBS Interactive)

Entertainment revenues of $1.99 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012 were even with the same prior-year period. Higher advertising revenues and growth in network affiliation fees were offset by lower television license fee revenues as the fourth quarter of 2011 benefited from the initial streaming sale of The CW content. Network advertising revenues increased despite the impact of pre-emptions for the presidential debates and election night coverage.

Entertainment OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 3% to $328 million from $318 million in the same prior-year period, principally reflecting a more profitable mix of revenues. Operating income includes restructuring charges of $7 million in 2012 and $40 million in 2011.

Cable Networks (Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Networks)

Cable Networks revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 11% to $438 million from $395 million for the same prior-year period. The growth was driven by higher affiliate revenues, which reflect increases in rates and subscriptions at Showtime Networks (which includes Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix), CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Networks, as well as an increase in revenues from the licensing of Showtime original series.

Cable Networks OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 6% to $185 million from $175 million in the same prior-year period primarily reflecting revenue growth, which was partially offset by higher costs from the timing of theatrical and original programming.

Publishing (Simon & Schuster)

Publishing revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 decreased 6% to $215 million from $229 million for the same prior-year period as strong growth in digital book sales was more than offset by lower print book sales. Digital book sales increased 24% from the same prior-year period and represented 24% of total Publishing revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012. Best-selling titles in the fourth quarter included The Last Man by Vince Flynn and Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander.

Publishing OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased $3 million to $31 million from the same prior-year period, principally driven by lower expenses resulting from the growth in more profitable digital book sales as a percentage of total revenues. Operating income includes restructuring charges of $3 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $2 million for the same prior-year period.

Local Broadcasting (CBS Television Stations and CBS Radio)

Local Broadcasting revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 9% to $787 million from $721 million for the same prior-year period, reflecting higher political advertising and retransmission revenues. CBS Television Stations revenues increased 17%, while CBS Radio revenues were up 1%.

Local Broadcasting OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 22% to $325 million from $266 million for the same prior-year period, primarily driven by the revenue growth. Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2012 includes restructuring charges of $8 million.

Outdoor Americas (CBS Outdoor)

Outdoor Americas revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 decreased slightly to $340 million from $342 million for the same prior-year period, reflecting lower revenues in Canada as a result of the nonrenewal of the Toronto transit contract. Revenues in the United States increased 3%, driven by growth in the U.S. billboards and displays businesses.

Outdoor Americas OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 decreased 13% to $94 million from $108 million for the same prior-year period, with the entire decrease attributable to the negative outcome of a dispute over a billboard tax that has been imposed on the outdoor advertising industry inToronto, including a one-time retroactive payment. Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2011 includes restructuring charges of $1 million.

Corporate

Corporate expenses before depreciation for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased $16 million to $97 million from the same prior-year period, reflecting higher stock-based compensation costs associated with the increase in the Company's stock price, which was partially offset by lower pension and postretirement benefit costs. These lower costs primarily reflect the benefit from pre-funding pension plans in 2011 and lower pension-related interest cost associated with retirees.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – "the Eye" – one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains both historical and forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather reflect the Company's current expectations concerning future results and events. Similarly, statements that describe our objectives, plans or goals are or may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult to predict and which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: advertising market conditions generally; changes in the public acceptance of the Company's programming; changes in technology and its effect on competition in the Company's markets; changes in the Federal Communications laws and regulations; the impact of piracy on the Company's products; the impact of the consolidation in the market for the Company's programming; the inability to obtain the requisite regulatory approvals and changes in legislation, tax rules or market conditions, which could adversely impact timing and the ability to consummate or achieve the benefits of transactions involving the Company's Outdoor business; the inability to divest the Company's Outdoor operations in Europe and Asia on terms that the Company finds acceptable; other domestic and global economic, business, competitive and/or other regulatory factors affecting the Company's businesses generally; the impact of union activity, including possible strikes or work stoppages or the Company's inability to negotiate favorable terms for contract renewals; and other factors described in the Company's news releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including but not limited to the Company's most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. The forward-looking statements included in this document are made only as of the date of this document, and under section 27A of the Securities Act and section 21E of the Exchange Act, we do not have any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

 

 

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

(Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)

 
                                   
   

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 
   

December 31,

 

December 31,

 
     

2012

     

2011

     

2012

     

2011

   
                                   

Revenues

$

3,698

   

$

3,612

   

$

14,089

   

$

13,637

   
                                   

Operating income

 

726

     

647

     

2,983

     

2,619

   
                                   
 

Interest expense

 

(94)

     

(106)

     

(402)

     

(435)

   
 

Interest income

 

2

     

2

     

6

     

6

   
 

Net loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

     

     

(32)

     

   
 

Other items, net

 

1

     

(7)

     

6

     

(11)

   

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

 

635

     

536

     

2,561

     

2,179

   
                                   
 

Provision for income taxes

 

(227)

     

(186)

     

(892)

     

(751)

   
 

Equity in earnings (loss) of investee companies, net of tax

 

(5)

     

1

     

(35)

     

(37)

   

Net earnings from continuing operations

 

403

     

351

     

1,634

     

1,391

   
                                   

Net earnings (loss) from discontinued operations

 

(10)

     

19

     

(60)

     

(86)

   

Net earnings

$

393

   

$

370

   

$

1,574

   

$

1,305

   
                                   

Basic net earnings (loss) per common share:

                               
 

Net earnings from continuing operations

$

.64

   

$

.54

   

$

2.55

   

$

2.09

   
 

Net earnings (loss) from discontinued operations

$

(.02)

   

$

.03

   

$

(.09)

   

$

(.13)

   
 

Net earnings

$

.62

   

$

.57

   

$

2.45

   

$

1.97

   
                                   

Diluted net earnings (loss) per common share:

                               
 

Net earnings from continuing operations

$

.62

   

$

.52

   

$

2.48

   

$

2.04

   
 

Net earnings (loss) from discontinued operations

$

(.02)

   

$

.03

   

$

(.09)

   

$

(.13)

   
 

Net earnings

$

.60

   

$

.55

   

$

2.39

   

$

1.92

   
                                   

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

                               
 

Basic

 

634

     

653

     

642

     

664

   
 

Diluted

 

650

     

669

     

659

     

681

   
                                   

Dividends per common share

$

.12

   

$

.10

   

$

.44

   

$

.35

   
 

 

 

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(Unaudited; in millions)

 
                       
                       
     

At

 

At

 
     

December 31, 2012

 

December 31, 2011

 
                       

Assets

                 
                   

Cash and cash equivalents

$

708

   

$

660

     

Receivables, net

 

3,137

     

3,086

     

Programming and other inventory

 

859

     

735

     

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

1,016

     

1,068

     
   

Total current assets

 

5,720

     

5,549

     

Property and equipment

 

4,988

     

4,880

     
 

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

2,717

     

2,508

     
   

Net property and equipment

 

2,271

     

2,372

     

Programming and other inventory

 

1,582

     

1,496

     

Goodwill

 

8,567

     

8,571

     

Intangible assets

 

6,515

     

6,521

     

Other assets

 

1,811

     

1,711

     

Total Assets

$

26,466

   

$

26,220

     
                       

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

                 
                   

Accounts payable

$

386

   

$

324

     

Participants' share and royalties payable

 

953

     

938

     

Program rights

 

455

     

577

     

Current portion of long-term debt

 

18

     

24

     

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

2,129

     

2,074

     
   

Total current liabilities

 

3,941

     

3,937

     

Long-term debt

 

5,904

     

5,958

     

Other liabilities

 

6,408

     

6,417

     

Total Stockholders' Equity

 

10,213

     

9,908

     

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

26,466

   

$

26,220

     
 

 

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

(Unaudited; in millions)

 
                   
                   
   

Twelve Months Ended

 
   

December 31,

 
     

2012

     

2011

   
                   

Operating Activities:

               

Net earnings

$

1,574

   

$

1,305

   

Less: Net loss from discontinued operations

 

(60)

     

(86)

   

Net earnings from continuing operations

 

1,634

     

1,391

   

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings from continuing operations

               
 

to net cash flow provided by operating activities:

               
 

Depreciation and amortization

 

475

     

495

   
 

Impairment charges

 

11

     

   
 

Stock-based compensation

 

153

     

139

   
 

Redemption of debt

 

(28)

     

   
 

Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax and distributions

 

52

     

50

   
 

Change in assets and liabilities, net of investing and financing activities

 

(478)

     

(243)

   

Net cash flow provided by operating activities from continuing operations

 

1,819

     

1,832

   

Net cash flow used for operating activities from discontinued operations

 

(4)

     

(83)

   

Net cash flow provided by operating activities

 

1,815

     

1,749

   

Investing Activities:

               
 

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

(146)

     

(75)

   
 

Capital expenditures

 

(254)

     

(245)

   
 

Investments in and advances to investee companies

 

(91)

     

(79)

   
 

Proceeds from sale of investments

 

13

     

12

   
 

Proceeds from dispositions

 

49

     

18

   

Net cash flow used for investing activities from continuing operations

 

(429)

     

(369)

   

Net cash flow used for investing activities from discontinued operations

 

(22)

     

(20)

   

Net cash flow used for investing activities

 

(451)

     

(389)

   

Financing Activities:

               
 

Proceeds from issuance of notes

 

1,566

     

   
 

Repayment of notes and debentures

 

(1,583)

     

   
 

Payment of capital lease obligations

 

(19)

     

(19)

   
 

Payment of contingent consideration

 

(33)

     

   
 

Dividends

 

(276)

     

(206)

   
 

Purchase of Company common stock

 

(1,137)

     

(1,012)

   
 

Payment of payroll taxes in lieu of issuing shares for stock-based compensation

 

(105)

     

(82)

   
 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

168

     

72

   
 

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

 

103

     

72

   
 

Other financing activities

 

     

(5)

   

Net cash flow used for financing activities

 

(1,316)

     

(1,180)

   

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

48

     

180

   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 

660

     

480

   

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$

708

   

$

660

   
 

 

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Segment Operating Income (Loss) Before Depreciation and Amortization ("OIBDA") and Adjusted OIBDA

The Company presents Segment OIBDA as the primarily measure of profit and loss for its operating segments in accordance with FASB guidance for segment reporting.

The following tables set forth the Company's OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA, for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011. The Company defines OIBDA as net earnings (loss) adjusted to exclude the following line items presented in its Consolidated Statements of Operations: Net earnings (loss) from discontinued operations; Equity in earnings (loss) of investee companies, net of tax; Provision for income taxes; Other items, net; Net loss on early extinguishment of debt; Interest income; Interest expense; and Depreciation and amortization. The Company defines "Adjusted OIBDA" as OIBDA excluding impairment and restructuring charges. For each individual operating segment, Adjusted OIBDA is also known as "Segment OIBDA".

The Company uses Adjusted OIBDA (or Segment OIBDA for each segment), as well as Adjusted OIBDA margin, to, among other things, evaluate the Company's operating performance, to value prospective acquisitions and as one of several components of incentive compensation targets for certain management personnel. These measures are among the primary measures used by management for planning and forecasting of future periods, and they are important indicators of the Company's operational strength and business performance because they provide a link between profitability and operating cash flow. The Company believes these measures are relevant and useful for investors because they allow investors to view performance in a manner similar to the method used by the Company's management, help improve investors' understanding of the Company's operating performance, and make it easier for investors to compare the Company's results with other companies that have different financing and capital structures or tax rates. In addition, these are among the primary measures used externally by the Company's investors, analysts and industry peers for purposes of valuation and for the comparison of the Company's operating performance to other companies in its industry.

Because Adjusted OIBDA is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), it should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, net earnings (loss) as an indicator of operating performance. Adjusted OIBDA, as the Company calculates it, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. In addition, this measure does not necessarily represent funds available for discretionary use and is not necessarily a measure of the Company's ability to fund its cash needs. As Adjusted OIBDA excludes certain financial information that is included in net earnings (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions which are excluded. The Company provides the following reconciliations of Adjusted OIBDA to operating income and net earnings (loss), the most directly comparable amounts reported under GAAP. In addition, the following tables also provide reconciliations of Segment OIBDA for each segment to such segment's operating income (loss).

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SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)
(Unaudited; in millions)

 

Three Months Ended December 31, 2012

     

Adjusted

 

Depreciation

 

Restructuring

 

Operating

     

OIBDA

 

and Amortization

 

Charges

 

Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

328

   

$

(41)

   

$

(7)

   

$

280

 

Cable Networks

 

185 

     

(9)

     

     

176

 

Publishing

 

31 

     

(1)

     

(3)

     

27

 
   

Content Group

 

544 

     

(51)

     

(10)

     

483

 

Local Broadcasting

 

325 

     

(22)

     

(8)

     

295

 

Outdoor Americas

 

94 

     

(42)

     

     

52

 
   

Local Group

 

419 

     

(64)

     

(8)

     

347

 

Corporate

 

(97)

     

(6)

     

(1)

     

(104)

 
 

Total

$

866

   

$

(121)

   

$

(19)

   

$

726

 
 

Margin (a)

 

23%

                     

20%

 
                                   
                                   
                                   

Three Months Ended December 31, 2011

     

Adjusted

 

Depreciation

 

Restructuring

 

Operating

     

OIBDA

 

and Amortization

 

Charges

 

Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

318

   

$

(43)

   

$

(40)

   

$

235

 

Cable Networks

 

175 

     

(6)

     

     

169

 

Publishing

 

28 

     

(1)

     

(2)

     

25

 
   

Content Group

 

521 

     

(50)

     

(42)

     

429

 

Local Broadcasting

 

266 

     

(24)

     

     

242

 

Outdoor Americas

 

108 

     

(43)

     

(1)

     

64

 
   

Local Group

 

374 

     

(67)

     

(1)

     

306

 

Corporate

 

(81)

     

(7)

     

     

(88)

 
 

Total

$

814

   

$

(124)

   

$

(43)

   

$

647

 
 

Margin (a)

 

23%

                     

18%

 
 

 

                 
     

Three Months Ended December 31,

       

2012

   

2011

 

Adjusted OIBDA

$

866

 

$

814

 
   

Restructuring charges

 

(19)

   

(43)

 

Total OIBDA

 

847

   

771

 
   

Depreciation and amortization

 

(121)

   

(124)

 

Operating income

 

726

   

647

 
   

Interest expense

 

(94)

   

(106)

 
   

Interest income

 

2

   

2

 
   

Other items, net

 

1

   

(7)

 

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

 

635

   

536

 
   

Provision for income taxes

 

(227)

   

(186)

 
   

Equity in earnings (loss) of investee companies, net of tax

 

(5)

   

1

 

Net earnings from continuing operations

 

403

   

351

 

Net earnings (loss) from discontinued operations

 

(10)

   

19

 

Net earnings

$

393

 

$

370

 
 

(a) Margin is defined as Adjusted OIBDA or operating income, as applicable, divided by revenues.

 

 

 

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(Unaudited; in millions)

                                           

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012

     

Adjusted

 

Depreciation

 

Impairment

 

Restructuring

 

Operating

     

OIBDA

 

and Amortization

 

Charges

 

Charges

 

Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

1,549

   

$

(161)

   

$

   

$

(7)

   

$

1,381

 

Cable Networks

 

811 

     

(26)

     

     

     

785

 

Publishing

 

89 

     

(6)

     

     

(3)

     

80

 
   

Content Group

 

2,449 

     

(193)

     

     

(10)

     

2,246

 

Local Broadcasting

 

957 

     

(90)

     

(11)

     

(8)

     

848

 

Outdoor Americas

 

378 

     

(169)

     

     

     

209

 
   

Local Group

 

1,335 

     

(259)

     

(11)

     

(8)

     

1,057

 

Corporate

 

(296)

     

(23)

     

     

(1)

     

(320)

 
 

Total

$

3,488

   

$

(475)

   

$

(11)

   

$

(19)

   

$

2,983

 
 

Margin (a)

 

25%

                             

21%

 
                                           
                                           

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2011

     

Adjusted

 

Depreciation

 

Impairment

 

Restructuring

 

Operating

     

OIBDA

 

and Amortization

 

Charges

 

Charges

 

Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

1,431

   

$

(160)

   

$

   

$

(40)

   

$

1,231

 

Cable Networks

 

707 

     

(23)

     

     

     

684

 

Publishing

 

92 

     

(7)

     

     

(2)

     

83

 
   

Content Group

 

2,230 

     

(190)

     

     

(42)

     

1,998

 

Local Broadcasting

 

849 

     

(99)

     

     

     

750

 

Outdoor Americas

 

380 

     

(182)

     

     

(1)

     

197

 
   

Local Group

 

1,229 

     

(281)

     

     

(1)

     

947

 

Corporate

 

(302)

     

(24)

     

     

     

(326)

 
 

Total

$

3,157

   

$

(495)

   

$

   

$

(43)

   

$

2,619

 
 

Margin (a)

 

23%

                             

19%

 
 

 

                 
     

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

       

2012

   

2011

 

Adjusted OIBDA

$

3,488

 

$

3,157

 
   

Impairment charges

 

(11)

   

 
   

Restructuring charges

 

(19)

   

(43)

 

Total OIBDA

 

3,458

   

3,114

 
   

Depreciation and amortization

 

(475)

   

(495)

 

Operating income

 

2,983

   

2,619

 
   

Interest expense

 

(402)

   

(435)

 
   

Interest income

 

6

   

6

 
   

Net loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

(32)

   

 
   

Other items, net

 

6

   

(11)

 

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

 

2,561

   

2,179

 
   

Provision for income taxes

 

(892)

   

(751)

 
   

Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

 

(35)

   

(37)

 

Net earnings from continuing operations

 

1,634

   

1,391

 

Net loss from discontinued operations

 

(60)

   

(86)

 

Net earnings

$

1,574

 

$

1,305

 
 

(a) Margin is defined as Adjusted OIBDA, or operating income, as applicable, divided by revenues.

 

 

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(Unaudited; in millions)

 

Free Cash Flow

The Company defines free cash flow as its net cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities before operating cash flow from discontinued operations and less capital expenditures. The Company's calculation of free cash flow includes capital expenditures because investment in capital expenditures is a use of cash that is directly related to the Company's operations. The Company's net cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Management believes free cash flow provides investors with an important perspective on the cash available to the Company to service debt, make strategic acquisitions and investments, maintain its capital assets, satisfy its tax obligations, and fund ongoing operations and working capital needs. As a result, free cash flow is a significant measure of the Company's ability to generate long-term value. It is useful for investors to know whether this ability is being enhanced or degraded as a result of the Company's operating performance. The Company believes the presentation of free cash flow is relevant and useful for investors because it allows investors to evaluate the cash generated from the Company's underlying operations in a manner similar to the method used by management. Free cash flow is one of several components of incentive compensation targets for certain management personnel. In addition, free cash flow is a primary measure used externally by the Company's investors, analysts and industry peers for purposes of valuation and comparison of the Company's operating performance to other companies in its industry.

As free cash flow is not a measure calculated in accordance with GAAP, free cash flow should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, either net cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities as a measure of liquidity or net earnings (loss) as a measure of operating performance. Free cash flow, as the Company calculates it, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. In addition, free cash flow as a measure of liquidity has certain limitations, does not necessarily represent funds available for discretionary use, and is not necessarily a measure of the Company's ability to fund its cash needs. When comparing free cash flow to net cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions that are not reflected in free cash flow. 

The following table presents a reconciliation of the Company's net cash flow provided by operating activities to free cash flow:

 

     

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

     

December 31,

 

December 31,

       

2012

     

2011

     

2012

     

2011

 

Net cash flow provided by operating activities

$

335

   

$

69

   

$

1,815

   

$

1,749

 

Capital expenditures

 

(115)

     

(105)

     

(254)

     

(245)

 

Exclude operating cash flow from discontinued operations

 

21

     

6

     

(4)

     

(83)

 

Free cash flow

$

199

   

$

(42)

   

$

1,565

   

$

1,587

 
                                   

The following table presents a summary of the Company's cash flows:

                                   
     

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

     

December 31,

 

December 31,

       

2012

     

2011

     

2012

     

2011

 

Net cash flow provided by operating activities

$

335

   

$

69

   

$

1,815

   

$

1,749

 

Net cash flow used for investing activities

$

(232)

   

$

(140)

   

$

(451)

   

$

(389)

 

Net cash flow used for financing activities

$

(342)

   

$

(216)

   

$

(1,316)

   

$

(1,180)

 
                                   
 

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2012 and 2011 Adjusted Results
The following tables reconcile adjusted financial results to the reported results included in this earnings release. The Company believes that adjusting its financial results for the impact of these items is relevant and useful for investors because it allows investors to view performance in a manner similar to the method used by the Company's management, provides a clearer perspective on the current underlying performance of the Company, and adjusting each period's results on the same basis makes it easier to compare the Company's year-over-year results. 

 

 

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Three Months Ended December 31, 2012

       

2012 

 

Restructuring

 

2012 

       

Reported

 

Charges (a)

 

Adjusted

 

Revenues

$

3,698

   

$

   

$

3,698

 
 

OIBDA

 

847 

     

19 

     

866 

 
 

OIBDA margin (b)

 

23%

             

23%

 
                             
 

Operating income

 

726 

     

19 

     

745 

 
 

Interest expense

 

(94)

     

— 

     

(94)

 
 

Interest income

 

     

— 

     

 
 

Other items, net

 

     

— 

     

 
 

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

 

635 

     

19 

     

654 

 
 

Provision for income taxes

 

(227)

     

(8)

     

(235)

 
 

Effective income tax rate

 

36%

             

36%

 
                             
 

Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

 

(5)

     

— 

     

(5)

 
 

Net earnings from continuing operations

$

403

   

$

11

   

$

414

 
 

Diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

.62

   

$

.02

   

$

.64

 
 

Diluted weighted average number of

                     
     

common shares outstanding

 

650 

             

650 

 
                             
       

Three Months Ended December 31, 2011

       

2011 

   

Restructuring

 

2011 

 
       

Reported

   

Charges (c)

 

Adjusted

 
 

Revenues

$

3,612

   

$

   

$

3,612

 
 

OIBDA

 

771 

     

43 

     

814 

 
 

OIBDA margin (b)

 

21%

             

23%

 
                             
 

Operating income

 

647 

     

43 

     

690 

 
 

Interest expense

 

(106)

     

— 

     

(106)

 
 

Interest income

 

     

— 

     

 
 

Other items, net

 

(7)

     

— 

     

(7)

 
 

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

 

536 

     

43 

     

579 

 
 

Provision for income taxes

 

(186)

     

(17)

     

(203)

 
 

Effective income tax rate

 

35%

             

35%

 
                             
 

Equity in earnings of investee companies, net of tax

 

     

— 

     

 
 

Net earnings from continuing operations

$

351

   

$

26

   

$

377

 
 

Diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

.52

   

$

.04

   

$

.56

 
 

Diluted weighted average number of

                     
     

common shares outstanding

 

669 

             

669 

 
 

(a) Restructuring charges at Entertainment, Publishing, Local Broadcasting and Corporate primarily for the reorganization of certain business operations and early contract termination costs.

(b) OIBDA margin is defined as OIBDA or Adjusted OIBDA divided by revenues.

(c) Restructuring charges at Entertainment, Publishing and Outdoor Americas primarily associated with the relocation and closure of certain business activities and other exit costs.

 

 

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SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)
(Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)

 
       

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012

       

2012 

Impairment

 

Restructuring

 

Extinguishment

 

2012 

       

Reported

Charges (a)

 

Charges (b)

 

of Debt

 

Adjusted

 

Revenues

$

14,089

 

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

14,089

 
 

OIBDA

 

3,458 

   

11

     

19 

     

— 

     

3,488 

 
 

OIBDA margin (c)

 

25%

                           

25%

 
                                           
 

Operating income

 

2,983 

   

11

     

19 

     

— 

     

3,013 

 
 

Interest expense

 

(402)

   

     

— 

     

— 

     

(402)

 
 

Interest income

 

   

     

— 

     

— 

     

 
 

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

(32)

   

     

— 

     

32 

     

— 

 
 

Other items, net

 

   

     

— 

     

— 

     

 
 

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

 

2,561 

   

11

     

19 

     

32 

     

2,623 

 
 

Provision for income taxes

 

(892)

   

3

     

(8)

     

(13)

     

(910)

 
 

Effective income tax rate

 

35%

                           

35%

 
                                           
 

Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

 

(35)

   

     

— 

     

— 

     

(35)

 
 

Net earnings from continuing operations

$

1,634

 

$

14

   

$

11

   

$

19

   

$

1,678

 
 

Diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

2.48

 

$

.02

   

$

.02

   

$

.03

   

$

2.55

 
 

Diluted weighted average number of

                                   
   

common shares outstanding

 

659 

                           

659 

 
                                           
                                           
       

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2011

       

2011 

Impairment

 

Restructuring

 

Extinguishment

 

2011 

 
       

Reported

Charges

 

Charges (d)

 

of Debt

 

Adjusted

 
 

Revenues

$

13,637

 

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

13,637

 
 

OIBDA

 

3,114 

   

     

43 

     

— 

     

3,157 

 
 

OIBDA margin (c)

 

23%

                           

23%

 
                                           
 

Operating income

 

2,619 

   

     

43 

     

— 

     

2,662 

 
 

Interest expense

 

(435)

   

     

— 

     

— 

     

(435)

 
 

Interest income

 

   

     

— 

     

— 

     

 
 

Other items, net

 

(11)

   

     

— 

     

— 

     

(11)

 
 

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

 

2,179 

   

     

43 

     

— 

     

2,222 

 
 

Provision for income taxes

 

(751)

   

     

(17)

     

— 

     

(768)

 
 

Effective income tax rate

 

34%

                           

35%

 
                                           
 

Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

 

(37)

   

     

— 

     

— 

     

(37)

 
 

Net earnings from continuing operations

$

1,391

 

$

   

$

26

   

$

   

$

1,417

 
 

Diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

2.04

 

$

   

$

.04

   

$

   

$

2.08

 
 

Diluted weighted average number of

                                   
   

common shares outstanding

 

681 

                           

681 

 

 

(a) Reflects a noncash impairment charge to reduce goodwill at Local Broadcasting in connection with radio station divestitures.
(b) Restructuring charges at Entertainment, Publishing, Local Broadcasting and Corporate primarily for the reorganization of certain business operations and early contract termination costs.
(c) OIBDA margin is defined as OIBDA or Adjusted OIBDA divided by revenues.
(d) Restructuring charges at Entertainment, Publishing and Outdoor Americas primarily associated with the relocation and closure of certain business activities and other exit costs.

 
 

 

 

 

SOURCE CBS Corporation


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