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Discovery, Inc. Reports Full Year And Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

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SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery, Inc. ("Discovery" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:DISCA, DISCB, DISCK)) today reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018.

2018 Operational Highlights

  • Completed the acquisition and integration of Scripps Networks;
  • Successfully broadcast the first of four Olympic Games across Europe;
  • Announced a distinctive golf service in partnership with the PGA TOUR to become the new international home for golf;
  • Formed a new streaming partnership with broadcaster ProSieben in Germany; and
  • Secured additional, favorable U.S. streaming agreements with Hulu and Sling TV.

"2018 was a transformational year for Discovery, highlighted by our operational accomplishments, our strong progress in synergy generation and our overall solid financial performance, as we continued powering people's passions around the world," said David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer for Discovery. "Discovery is a differentiated global content company, and we are optimistic that we will continue to build on all of our operating momentum to drive additional shareholder value into the future."

Full Year Financial Results
Full year revenues increased 54% to $10.6 billion on a reported basis compared with the prior year. Excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations(1) and the Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. ("Scripps Networks"), MotorTrend Group, LLC ("MTG") and Oprah Winfrey Network ("OWN") transactions (collectively, "the Transactions")(2), revenues increased 3%, as an 8% increase in International Networks and a 1% increase in U.S. Networks were partially offset by a significant decrease in Education and Other revenues due to the sale of the education business on April 30, 2018. On a pro forma(3) combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, total company revenues increased 3%, as International Networks increased 8% and U.S. Networks increased 2%, partially offset by a significant decrease in Education and Other revenues due to the sale of the education business.

Full year Adjusted Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization ("Adjusted OIBDA")(4) increased 64% to $4.1 billion on a reported basis compared with the prior year. Excluding the impact of the Transactions and foreign currency fluctuations, Adjusted OIBDA increased 1%, as U.S. Networks increased 3% and International Networks increased 2%, partially offset by a 16% decrease in Corporate and Other. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, Adjusted OIBDA increased 8%, as U.S. Networks increased 8% and International Networks increased 7%.

(1)


Refer to page 7 for our methodology for calculating growth rates excluding the impact of currency effects.

(2)


The Transactions refer to the Company's acquisition of Scripps Networks on March 6, 2018, the acquisition of a controlling interest in OWN on November 30, 2017 and the contribution of businesses from MTG on September 25, 2017.

(3)


Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Refer to page 8 for the full list of pro forma adjustments and to pages 13-20 for pro forma operating results.

(4)


See full definition of Adjusted OIBDA on page 7.

Full year net income available to Discovery increased to $594 million, compared with a $337 million loss in the prior year, due to higher operating results primarily due to the Transactions, partially offset by higher restructuring and other charges associated with the integration of Scripps Networks, higher tax expenses and higher interest expense. In addition, a non-cash goodwill impairment charge was recognized in the prior year. Diluted earnings per share(1) increased to $0.86, primarily due to higher net income. Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share ("Adjusted EPS")(1),(2), which excludes the impact of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net of tax was $2.11. Adjusted EPS excluding $618 million (or $0.89 per share) of after-tax restructuring and other charges was $3.00.

Free cash flow(3) increased to $2.4 billion for the full year as cash flow from operations increased to $2.6 billion while capital expenditures of $147 million were slightly higher compared with the prior year primarily due to the integration of Scripps Networks. Full year cash flow from operations increased primarily as a result of higher operating results primarily due to the Transactions, partially offset by higher content and restructuring costs and higher interest expense.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Fourth quarter revenues of $2.8 billion increased 51% on a reported basis compared with the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of the Transactions(4) and foreign currency fluctuations, revenues decreased 2% as a 1% increase in U.S. Networks and flat revenues in International Networks were more than offset by a significant decrease in Education and Other revenues due to the sale of the education business. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, total company fourth quarter revenues decreased 1%, as a 2% increase in U.S. Networks and flat revenues in International Networks were more than offset by a significant decrease in Education and Other revenues due to the sale of the education business.

Fourth quarter Adjusted OIBDA increased 86% to $1.2 billion on a reported basis compared with the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of the Transactions and foreign currency fluctuations, Adjusted OIBDA increased 5% compared with the prior year quarter, as International Networks increased 13% and U.S. Networks increased 6%, partially offset by a 29% decrease in Corporate and Other. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, fourth quarter Adjusted OIBDA increased 16%, as U.S. Networks Adjusted OIBDA increased 17% and International Networks' Adjusted OIBDA increased 15%.

Fourth quarter net income available to Discovery was $269 million, compared with a loss of $1.1 billion in the prior year quarter, due to higher operating results, primarily due to the integration of Scripps Networks partially offset by higher restructuring and other charges, higher tax expenses and higher interest expense. In addition, a non-cash goodwill impairment charge was recognized in the prior year's quarter. Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.38 primarily due to higher DCI Net Income. Adjusted EPS, which excludes the impact of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net of tax was $0.74. Adjusted EPS excluding $62 million (or $0.08 per share) of after-tax restructuring and other charges was $0.82.

Free cash flow increased to $888 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 as cash flow from operations increased to $929 million while capital expenditures of $41 million were slightly higher compared with the prior year quarter primarily due to the integration of Scripps Networks. Fourth quarter cash flow from operations increased as a result of higher operating results due to the integration of Scripps Networks, partially offset by higher content and restructuring costs and higher interest expense.

(1)


All per share amounts are calculated using net income. Refer to table on page 25 for the full schedule.

(2)


See full definition of Adjusted EPS on page 7.

(3)


Free cash flow is defined as cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property and equipment.

(4)


In the fourth quarter, the Transactions refer to just the Company's acquisition of Scripps Networks on March 6, 2018 and the acquisition of a controlling interest in OWN on November 30, 2017.

SEGMENT RESULTS

Total Company


(dollars in millions)


Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2018


2017


Change


Pro
Forma
Change(1)


2018


2017


Change


Pro
Forma
Change(1)

Revenues:

















U.S. Networks


$

1,722



$

892



93

%


2

%


$

6,350



$

3,434



85

%


2

%

International Networks


1,084



927



17

%


%


4,149



3,281



26

%


8

%

Education and Other


2



45



(96)

%


(96)

%


54



158



(66)

%


(66)

%

Corporate and Inter-Segment
Eliminations


1





NM


NM






%


%

Total revenues


$

2,809



$

1,864



51

%


(1)

%


$

10,553



$

6,873



54

%


3

%


















Adjusted OIBDA:

















U.S. Networks


$

964



$

478



NM


17

%


$

3,500



$

2,026



73

%


8

%

International Networks


350



249



41

%


15

%


1,077



859



25

%


7

%

Education and Other




7



NM


NM


3



6



(50)

%


(50)

%

Corporate and Inter-Segment
Eliminations


(130)



(98)



(33)

%


(8)

%


(441)



(360)



(23)

%


(1)

%

Total Adjusted OIBDA


$

1,184



$

636



86

%


16

%


$

4,139



$

2,531



64

%


8

%


U.S. Networks


(dollars in millions)


Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2018


2017


Change


Pro
Forma
Change


2018


2017


Change


Pro
Forma
Change

Revenues:

















Distribution


$

644



$

402



60

%


1

%


$

2,456



$

1,612



52

%


1

%

Advertising


1,041



456



NM


3

%


3,749



1,740



NM


3

%

Other


37



34



9

%


(16)

%


145



82



77

%


(2)

%

Total revenues


$

1,722



$

892



93

%


2

%


$

6,350



$

3,434



85

%


2

%

Adjusted OIBDA


$

964



$

478



NM


17

%


$

3,500



$

2,026



73

%


8

%

 

Full Year Financial Results
U.S. Networks' revenues for the full year of 2018 increased 85% to $6.4 billion on a reported basis compared with the prior year. Excluding the impact of the Transactions, revenues increased 1%, as a 3% increase in advertising revenues and a 1% increase in distribution revenues were partially offset by a 27% decrease in Other revenues due to lower program and merchandising sales. On a pro forma combined basis, U.S. Networks' revenues for the full year increased 2%. Pro forma advertising revenues increased 3% primarily driven by the continued monetization of our digital content offerings and an increase in pricing, partially offset by the impact of audience declines on our linear networks. Pro forma distribution revenues increased 1%, reflecting increases in contractual affiliate rates, partially offset by a decline in subscribers and to a lesser extent, the timing of lower contributions from content deliveries under licensing agreements.

NM: Not Meaningful

(1)

Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Pro forma change for Total Company and the International Networks segment excludes the impact from foreign currency fluctuations. Refer to page 8 for the full list of pro forma adjustments and to pages 13-20 for full detail on pro forma operating results.

Operating expenses for U.S. Networks increased to $2.9 billion on a reported basis compared with $1.4 billion in the prior year. Excluding the impact of the Transactions, operating expenses decreased 1%, as costs of revenues decreased 4% while SG&A expenses increased 4%. On a pro forma combined basis, total operating expenses decreased 4%, as costs of revenues decreased 5% and SG&A expenses decreased 3%. The decrease in pro forma combined operating expenses was primarily attributable to higher content impairment expenses recorded in the prior year, lower personnel costs due to restructuring as well as content synergies following the acquisition of Scripps Networks.

U.S. Networks' Adjusted OIBDA increased 73% to $3.5 billion on a reported basis compared with the prior year. Excluding the impact of the Transactions, U.S. Networks' Adjusted OIBDA increased 3%. On a pro forma combined basis, Adjusted OIBDA increased 8%, driven by an increase in revenues combined with a decrease in operating expenses.

Fourth Quarter Financial Results
U.S. Networks' revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 increased 93% to $1.7 billion on a reported basis compared with the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of the Transactions, revenues increased 1%, as distribution revenues increased 3%, advertising revenues remained consistent and Other revenues decreased $9 million compared with the prior year quarter. On a pro forma combined basis, U.S. Networks' revenues for the fourth quarter increased 2%. Pro forma advertising revenues increased 3%, primarily driven by continued monetization of digital content offerings and an increase in pricing, partially offset by the impact of audience declines on our linear networks. Pro forma distribution revenues increased 1% primarily reflecting increases in contractual affiliate rates, partially offset by a decline in overall subscribers. On a pro forma combined basis, total portfolio subscribers for December 2018 were 4% lower than December 2017 and subscribers to our fully distributed networks were flat with the prior year, primarily due to additional carriage on streaming platforms toward the end of the year, which offset the overall trend of subscriber declines.

Operating expenses for U.S. Networks increased to $758 million on a reported basis compared with $414 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of the Transactions, operating expenses decreased 6%, as costs of revenues decreased 15% and SG&A expenses increased 11%. On a pro forma combined basis, total operating expenses decreased 13%, as costs of revenues decreased 18% and SG&A expenses decreased 4%. The decrease in pro forma combined operating expenses was primarily attributable to content synergies and higher impairments recorded in the prior year quarter along with lower personnel costs due to restructuring and the integration of Scripps Networks.

U.S. Networks' Adjusted OIBDA for the fourth quarter increased to $964 million on a reported basis compared with $478 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of the Transactions, U.S. Networks' Adjusted OIBDA increased 6%. On a pro forma combined basis, Adjusted OIBDA increased 17%, driven by an increase in revenues combined with a decrease in operating expenses.

International Networks


(dollars in millions)


Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2018


2017


Change


Pro
Forma
Change(1)


2018


2017


Change


Pro
Forma
Change(1)

Revenues:

















Distribution


$

505



$

479



5

%


2

%


$

2,082



$

1,862



12

%


5

%

Advertising


533



419



27

%


%


1,765



1,332



33

%


3

%

Other


46



29



59

%


(21)

%


302



87



NM


88

%

Total revenues


$

1,084



$

927



17

%


%


$

4,149



$

3,281



26

%


8

%

Adjusted OIBDA


$

350



$

249



41

%


15

%


$

1,077



$

859



25

%


7

%

NM: Not Meaningful

















(1) Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Pro forma change excludes the impact from foreign currency fluctuations. Refer to page 8 for the full list of pro forma adjustments and to pages 13-20 for full detail on pro forma operating results.

 

Full Year Financial Results
International Networks' revenues for the full year of 2018 increased 26% to $4.1 billion on a reported basis compared with the prior year. Excluding the impact of the acquisition of Scripps Networks and foreign currency fluctuations, International Networks' revenues increased 8%, driven by a 5% increase in distribution revenues, a 2% increase in advertising revenues and a significant increase in Other revenues due to the sublicensing of the Olympic Games in the first quarter. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, International Networks' revenues increased 8%, driven by a 5% increase in distribution revenues and a 3% increase in advertising revenues, and an 88% increase in other revenues due to the sublicensing of the Olympics. Pro forma distribution revenue growth was primarily driven by increases in subscribers to our linear networks and higher digital subscription revenues in Europe and increases in pricing in Latin America and Europe, partially offset by pricing declines in Asia. Pro forma advertising revenue growth was primarily attributable to revenues associated with the Olympics in the first quarter, strength in certain European markets, and to a lesser extent, continued monetization of our digital distribution offerings, partially offset by linear viewership declines in Latin America.

Operating expenses for International Networks increased to $3.1 billion compared with $2.4 billion on a reported basis in the prior year. Excluding the impact of the acquisition of Scripps Networks and foreign currency fluctuations, operating expenses increased 11%, as costs of revenues increased 12% and SG&A increased 7%. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, operating expenses increased 8%. Costs of revenues increased 11%, primarily attributable to spending on the Olympics, partially offset by content synergies from the integration of Scripps Networks. SG&A increased 2%, due to increased marketing spend, particularly related to our digital distribution offerings, and Olympics-related expenses, partially offset by cost savings from the integration of Scripps Networks.

International Networks' Adjusted OIBDA increased 25% to $1.1 billion on a reported basis compared with the prior year. Excluding the impact of the acquisition of Scripps Networks and foreign currency fluctuations, International Networks' Adjusted OIBDA increased 2%. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, Adjusted OIBDA increased 7%. The increase in pro forma combined Adjusted OIBDA was primarily driven by the growth in revenues, which outpaced the increases in costs of revenues and SG&A expenses.

Fourth Quarter Financial Results
International Networks' revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 increased 17% to $1.1 billion on a reported basis compared with the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of the acquisition of Scripps Networks and foreign currency fluctuations, International Networks' revenues were flat, driven by a 2% increase in distribution revenues, while advertising revenues were flat and Other revenues decreased 13%. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, International Networks' revenues were flat, driven by a 2% increase in distribution revenues while advertising revenues were flat, offset by a 21% decrease in Other revenues due to the timing of certain content distribution and licensing revenues. Pro forma distribution revenue growth was primarily driven by increases in Europe, mostly due to higher pricing, and higher pricing and subscriber increases in Latin America, partially offset by pricing declines in Asia. Pro forma advertising revenues were flat, as increases in Europe, mostly due to higher pricing, were offset by viewership declines in Latin America.

Operating expenses for International Networks increased to $734 million compared with $678 million on a reported basis in the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of the acquisition of Scripps Networks and foreign currency fluctuations, operating expenses decreased 5%, as costs of revenues decreased 9% partially offset by an increase in SG&A of 4%. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding currency effects, operating expenses decreased 6%, as costs of revenues decreased 9%, primarily attributable to content synergies following the acquisition of Scripps Networks, while SG&A was flat, primarily due to reductions in personnel costs from restructuring and the integration of Scripps Networks offset by increased personnel spending related to digital distribution offerings.

International Networks' Adjusted OIBDA increased 41% to $350 million on a reported basis compared with the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of the acquisition of Scripps Networks and foreign currency fluctuations, International Networks' Adjusted OIBDA increased 13%. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding currency effects, Adjusted OIBDA increased 15%. The increase in pro forma combined Adjusted OIBDA was primarily driven by the decrease in costs of revenues.

Education and Other


(dollars in millions)


Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,



2018


2017


Change


2018


2017


Change

Revenues


$

2



$

45



(96)

%


$

54



$

158



(66)

%

Adjusted OIBDA


$



$

7



NM


$

3



$

6



(50)

%

NM: Not Meaningful













 

Full Year Financial Results
Education and Other saw significant decreases in revenues and Adjusted OIBDA for the full year primarily due to the sale of the education business.

Fourth Quarter Financial Results
Education and Other saw significant decreases in revenues and Adjusted OIBDA for the fourth quarter primarily due to the sale of the education business.

Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations

Full Year Financial Results
Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations Adjusted OIBDA for the full year of 2018 decreased 23% on a reported basis compared with the prior year. Excluding the impact of the Transactions and foreign currency fluctuations, Adjusted OIBDA decreased 16%. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, Adjusted OIBDA decreased 1% compared with the prior year primarily due to an increase in SG&A expenses driven by higher technology costs, tax advisory fees and share-based compensation, partially offset by a reduction in personnel costs as a result of restructuring and the integration of Scripps Networks.

Fourth Quarter Financial Results
Adjusted OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2018 decreased 33% on a reported basis compared with the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of the Transactions and foreign currency fluctuations, Adjusted OIBDA decreased 29%. On a pro forma combined basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, Adjusted OIBDA decreased 8% compared with the prior year quarter primarily due to the timing of compensation expense and professional service fees and lower inter-company allocations to operating segments offsetting lower personnel costs as a result of restructuring and the integration of Scripps Networks.

FULL YEAR 2019 OUTLOOK(1)
Discovery will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its quarterly earnings conference call and webcast referenced hereafter.

(1)

Discovery is unable to provide a reconciliation of the forward-looking guidance to GAAP measures as, at this time, Discovery cannot determine all of the adjustments that would be required.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
In addition to the results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") provided in this release, the Company has presented Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted EPS and free cash flow. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, operating income, net income, earnings per diluted share and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP.  Please review the supplemental financial schedules beginning on page 21 for reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures.

Adjusted OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA Excluding the Impact of Currency Effects
The Company evaluates the operating performance of its segments based on financial measures such as revenues and Adjusted OIBDA. Adjusted OIBDA is defined as operating income excluding: (i) mark-to-market share-based compensation, (ii) depreciation and amortization, (iii) restructuring and other charges, (iv) certain impairment charges, (v) gains and losses on business and asset dispositions, (vi) certain inter-segment eliminations related to production studios, and (vii) third-party transaction costs directly related to the acquisition and integration of Scripps Networks.

The Company uses this measure to assess the operating results and performance of its segments, perform analytical comparisons, identify strategies to improve performance and allocate resources to each segment. The Company believes Adjusted OIBDA is relevant to investors because it allows them to analyze the operating performance of each segment using the same metric management uses. The Company excludes mark-to-market share-based compensation, restructuring and other charges, certain impairment charges, gains and losses on business and asset dispositions and Scripps Networks transaction and integration costs from the calculation of Adjusted OIBDA due to their impact on comparability between periods. The Company also excludes depreciation of fixed assets and amortization of intangible assets, as these amounts do not represent cash payments in the current reporting period. Certain corporate expenses are excluded from segment results to enable executive management to evaluate segment performance based upon the decisions of segment executives. Total Adjusted OIBDA should be considered in addition to, but not a substitute for, operating income, net income and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. Refer to the comments that follow for our methodology for calculating growth rates excluding the impact of currency effects.

Effective January 1, 2019, our definition of Adjusted OIBDA was modified to exclude all share-based compensation, whereas only mark-to-market share-based compensation is excluded for each of the periods presented herein. See pages 23-24 for Adjusted OIBDA as historically reported and under the revised definition.

Adjusted EPS and Adjusted EPS Excluding the Impact of Currency Effects
Adjusted EPS is defined as earnings excluding the impact of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets per diluted share. The Company believes Adjusted EPS is relevant to investors because this metric allows them to evaluate the performance of the Company's operations exclusive of the non-cash amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets that impact the comparability of results from period to period. Refer to the comments that follow for our methodology for calculating growth rates excluding the impact of currency effects.

Methodology for Calculating Growth Rates Excluding the Impact of Currency Effects
The impact of exchange rates on our business is an important factor in understanding period-to-period comparisons of our results. For example, our international revenues are favorably impacted as the U.S. dollar weakens relative to other foreign currencies, and unfavorably impacted as the U.S dollar strengthens relative to other foreign currencies. We believe the presentation of results on a constant currency basis (ex-FX), in addition to results reported in accordance with GAAP, provides useful information about our operating performance because the presentation ex-FX excludes the effects of foreign currency volatility and highlights our core operating results. The presentation of results on a constant currency basis should be considered in addition to, but not a substitute for, measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP.

The ex-FX change represents the percentage change on a period-over-period basis adjusted for foreign currency impacts. The ex-FX change is calculated as the difference between the current year amounts translated at a baseline rate, which is a spot rate for each of our currencies determined early in the fiscal year as part of our forecasting process (the "2018 Baseline Rate"), and the prior year amounts translated at the same 2018 Baseline Rate. In addition, consistent with the assumption of a constant currency environment, our ex-FX results exclude the impact of our foreign currency hedging activities, as well as realized and unrealized foreign currency transaction gains and losses. Results on a constant currency basis, as we present them, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Selling, General and Administrative Expense
Selling, general and administrative expense, as presented, currently excludes mark-to-market share-based compensation and Scripps Networks transaction and integration costs due to their impact on comparability between periods.

Free Cash Flow
The Company defines free cash flow as cash provided by operating activities less acquisitions of property and equipment. The Company uses free cash flow as it believes it is an important indicator for management and investors of the Company's liquidity, including its ability to reduce debt, make strategic investments and return capital to stockholders.

Pro Forma Adjustments
The discussion and tables beginning on page 13 compare our actual and pro forma combined results as if the Transactions occurred on January 1, 2017. Management believes reviewing our actual operating results in addition to combined pro forma results is useful in identifying trends in, or reaching conclusions regarding, the overall operating performance of our businesses. Our combined U.S. Networks, International Networks and Corporate and Inter-Segment Eliminations pro forma information is based on the historical operating results of the respective businesses as applicable to each segment and includes adjustments directly attributable to the Transactions as if they had occurred on January 1, 2017, such as:

  1. The impact of the purchase price allocation to the fair value of assets, liabilities, and noncontrolling interests, such as intangible amortization;
  2. Adjustments to remove items associated with the Transactions that will not have a continuing impact on the combined entity, such as transaction costs and the impact of employee retention agreements; and
  3. Changes to align accounting policies.

Adjustments do not include costs related to integration activities, cost savings or synergies that have been or may be achieved by the combined businesses. Pro forma amounts are not necessarily indicative of what our results would have been had we operated the acquired businesses since January 1, 2017 and should not be taken as indicative of the Company's future consolidated results of operations.

Actual amounts for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 include the results of operations for the Discovery and Scripps Networks, OWN and MTG businesses for the period since each respective transaction. Scripps Networks was acquired on March 6, 2018, OWN was consolidated on November 30, 2017 and MTG was consolidated on September 25, 2017.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Discovery will host a conference call today, February 26, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its fourth quarter results. To listen to the call, visit https://corporate.discovery.com or dial 1-844-452-2811 inside the U.S. and 1-574-990-9832 outside of the U.S., using conference passcode: DISCA.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT CONCERNING FORWARD_LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties and on information available to the Company as of the date hereof. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business, which include the risk factors disclosed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 28, 2018.

Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words. Forward-looking statements in this release include, without limitation, statements regarding investing in the Company's programming, strategic growth initiatives, and the effects of the Scripps Networks acquisition and related transactions. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

ABOUT DISCOVERY
Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA, DISCB, DISCK)) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and in nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit https://corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,



2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenues:







Distribution


$

1,149



$

881



$

4,538



$

3,474


Advertising


1,574



876



5,514



3,073


Other


86



107



501



326


Total revenues


2,809



1,864



10,553



6,873


Costs and expenses:









Costs of revenues, excluding depreciation and amortization


946



745



3,935



2,656


Selling, general and administrative


657



507



2,620



1,768


Impairment of goodwill




1,327





1,327


Depreciation and amortization


397



90



1,398



330


Restructuring and other charges


98



32



750



75


(Gain) loss on disposition






(84)



4


Total costs and expenses


2,098



2,701



8,619



6,160


Operating income (loss)


711



(837)



1,934



713


Interest expense, net


(171)



(157)



(729)



(475)


Loss on extinguishment of debt








(54)


Loss from equity investees, net


(10)



(89)



(63)



(211)


Other (expense) income, net


(36)



33



(120)



(110)


Income (loss) before income taxes


494



(1,050)



1,022



(137)


Income tax expense


(195)



(87)



(341)



(176)


Net income (loss)


299



(1,137)



681



(313)


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(26)





(67)




Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests


(4)



(7)



(20)



(24)


Net income (loss) available to Discovery, Inc.


$

269



$

(1,144)



$

594



$

(337)


Net income (loss) per share available to Discovery, Inc. Series A, B and
C common stockholders:









Basic


$

0.38



$

(1.99)



$

0.86



$

(0.59)


Diluted(1)


$

0.38



$

(1.99)



$

0.86



$

(0.59)


Weighted average shares outstanding:









Basic


524



381



498



384


Diluted(1)


715



568



688



576


 

(1)

Diluted shares adjust for the potential dilution that would occur if common stock equivalents, including convertible preferred stock and share-based awards, were converted into common stock or exercised.

 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited; in millions, except par value)




December 31, 2018


December 31, 2017

ASSETS





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

986



$

7,309


Receivables, net


2,620



1,838


Content rights, net


313



410


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


312



434


Total current assets


4,231



9,991


Noncurrent content rights, net


3,069



2,213


Property and equipment, net


800



597


Goodwill


13,006



7,073


Intangible assets, net


9,674



1,770


Equity method investments, including note receivable


935



335


Other noncurrent assets


835



576


Total assets


$

32,550



$

22,555


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

325



$

277


Accrued liabilities


1,563



1,309


Deferred revenues


249



255


Current portion of debt


1,860



30


Total current liabilities


3,997



1,871


Noncurrent portion of debt


15,185



14,755


Deferred income taxes


1,811



319


Other noncurrent liabilities


1,040



587


Total liabilities


22,033



17,532


Commitments and contingencies





Redeemable noncontrolling interests


415



413


Equity:





Discovery, Inc. stockholders' equity:





Series A-1 convertible preferred stock: $0.01 par value; 8 shares authorized, issued, and
outstanding





Series C-1 convertible preferred stock: $0.01 par value; 6 shares authorized, issued, and
outstanding





Series A common stock: $0.01 par value; 1,700 shares authorized; 160 and 157 shares
issued; and 157 and 154 shares outstanding


2



1


Series B convertible common stock: $0.01 par value; 100 shares authorized; 7 shares
issued and outstanding





Series C common stock: $0.01 par value; 2,000 shares authorized; 524 and 383 shares
issued; and 360 and 219 shares outstanding


5



4


Additional paid-in capital


10,647



7,295


Treasury stock, at cost: 167 shares


(6,737)



(6,737)


Retained earnings


5,254



4,632


Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(785)



(585)


Total Discovery, Inc. stockholders' equity


8,386



4,610


   Noncontrolling interests


1,716




Total equity


10,102



4,610


Total liabilities and equity


$

32,550



$

22,555


 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited; in millions)




Year Ended December 31,



2018


2017

Operating Activities





Net income (loss)


$

681



$

(313)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash provided by operating activities:





Share-based compensation expense


80



39


Depreciation and amortization


1,398



330


Content rights amortization and impairment


3,288



1,910


Impairment of goodwill




1,327


(Gain) loss on disposition


(84)



4


Remeasurement gain on previously held equity interests




(34)


Equity in earnings and distributions from equity method investee companies


138



223


Deferred income taxes


(131)



(199)


Loss on extinguishment of debt




54


Realized loss from derivative instruments, net




98


Other, net


141



85


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and dispositions:





Receivables, net


(84)



(258)


Content rights and payables, net


(2,883)



(1,947)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


(74)



265


Prepaid income taxes and income taxes receivable


57



20


Foreign currency and other, net


49



25


Cash provided by operating activities


2,576



1,629


Investing Activities





Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired


(8,565)



(60)


Payments for investments, net


(61)



(444)


Proceeds from dispositions, net of cash disposed


107



29


Proceeds from sale of assets


68




Purchases of property and equipment


(147)



(135)


Distributions from equity method investees


1



77


Payments for derivative instruments, net


(2)



(101)


Other investing activities, net


6



1


Cash used in investing activities


(8,593)



(633)


Financing Activities





Commercial paper repayments, net


(5)



(48)


Borrowings under revolving credit facility




350


Principal repayments of revolving credit facility


(200)



(475)


Borrowings under term loan facilities


2,000




Principal repayments of term loans


(2,000)




Borrowings from debt, net of discount and including premiums




7,488


Principal repayments of debt, including discount payment and premiums to par value


(16)



(650)


Payments for bridge financing commitment fees




(40)


Principal repayments of capital lease obligations


(50)



(33)


Repurchases of stock




(603)


Cash settlement (prepayments) of common stock repurchase contracts




58


Distributions to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests


(76)



(30)


Share-based plan proceeds, net


54



16


Borrowings under program financing line of credit


22




Other financing activities, net


(12)



(82)


Cash (used in) provided by financing activities


$

(283)



$

5,951


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


(23)



62


Net change in cash and cash equivalents


(6,323)



7,009


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


7,309



300


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


986



7,309




 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

UNAUDITED SELECTED PRO FORMA FINANCIALS(1)

(unaudited; amounts in millions)


TOTAL COMPANY REPORTED AND PRO FORMA FINANCIAL RESULTS




Three Months Ended December 31,











2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change


Pro
Forma
Ex-FX(2)



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%


%

Revenues:

















Distribution


$

1,149


$


$

1,149



$

881


$

265


$

1,146



$

268


30

%


$

3


%


1

%

Advertising


1,574


(1)


1,573



876


697


1,573



698


80

%



%


2

%

Other


86


1


87



107


44


151



(21)


(20)

%


(64)


(42)

%


(41)

%

Total revenues


2,809



2,809



1,864


1,006


2,870



945


51

%


(61)


(2)

%


(1)

%

Costs of revenues,
excluding depreciation
and amortization


946


1


947



745


383


1,128



201


27

%


(181)


(16)

%


(14)

%

Selling, general and
administrative


679


(1)


678



483


237


720



196


41

%


(42)


(6)

%


(3)

%

Adjusted OIBDA(3)


$

1,184


$


$

1,184



$

636


$

386


$

1,022



548


86

%


162


16

%


16

%

 

TOTAL COMPANY RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED AND PRO FORMA OPERATING INCOME TO ADJUSTED
OPERATING INCOME BEFORE DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION




Three Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Operating income
(loss)


711


70


781



(837)


83


(754)



$

1,548


NM


$

1,535


NM

Restructuring and
other charges


98



98



32



32



66


NM


66


NM

Depreciation and
amortization


397


(70)


327



90


308


398



307


NM


(71)


(18)

%

Impairment of
goodwill






1,327



1,327



(1,327)


NM


(1,327)


NM

Mark-to-market share-
based compensation


(25)



(25)



7


3


10



(32)


NM


(35)


NM

Scripps Networks
transaction and
integration costs


3



3



17


(8)


9



(14)


(82)

%


(6)


(67)

%

Adjusted OIBDA(3)


$

1,184


$


$

1,184



$

636


$

386


$

1,022



548


86

%


162


16

%


































 

(1)

Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Refer to page 8 for full list of adjustments to pro forma results.

(2)

Refer to page 7 for our methodology for calculating growth rates excluding the impact of currency effects.

(3)

See full definition of Adjusted OIBDA on page 7.

NM: Not Meaningful

 

 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

UNAUDITED SELECTED PRO FORMA FINANCIALS(1)

(unaudited; amounts in millions)


U.S. NETWORKS REPORTED AND PRO FORMA FINANCIAL RESULTS




Three Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Revenues:















Distribution


$

644


$


$

644



$

402


$

234


$

636



$

242


60

%


$

8


1

%

Advertising


1,041



1,041



456


559


1,015



585


NM


26


3

%

Other


37



37



34


10


44



3


9

%


(7)


(16)

%

Total revenues


1,722



1,722



892


803


1,695



830


93

%


27


2

%

Costs of revenues,
excluding depreciation
and amortization


(451)


(1)


(452)



(265)


(285)


(550)



(186)


(70)

%


98


18

%

Selling, general and
administrative


(307)



(307)



(149)


(171)


(320)



(158)


NM


13


4

%

Adjusted OIBDA(2)


964


(1)


963



478


347


825



486


NM


138


17

%

 

U.S. NETWORKS RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED AND PRO FORMA OPERATING INCOME TO ADJUSTED
OPERATING INCOME BEFORE DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION




Three Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Operating income


$

601


$

71


$

672



$

450


$

72


$

522



$

151


34

%


$

150


29

%

Restructuring and
other charges


63


(1)


62



12



12



51


NM


50


NM

Depreciation and
amortization


294


(70)


224



14


280


294



280


NM


(70)


(24)

%

Mark-to-market share-
based compensation


(1)



(1)




1


1



(1)


NM


(2)


NM

Scripps Networks
transaction and
integration costs


7



7







7


NM


7


NM

Inter-segment
eliminations



(1)


(1)



2


(6)


(4)



(2)


NM


3


75

%

Adjusted OIBDA(2)


964


(1)


963



478


347


825



486


NM


138


17

%


































 

(1)


Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Refer to page 8 for full list of adjustments to pro forma results.

(2)


See full definition of Adjusted OIBDA on page 7.

NM: Not Meaningful

 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

UNAUDITED SELECTED PRO FORMA FINANCIALS(1)

(unaudited; amounts in millions)


INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS REPORTED AND PRO FORMA FINANCIAL RESULTS 




Three Months Ended December 31,











2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change


Pro
Forma
Ex-FX(2)



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%


%

Revenues:

















Distribution


$

505


$


$

505



$

479


$

31


$

510



$

26


5

%


$

(5)


(1)

%


2

%

Advertising


533


(1)


532



419


138


557



114


27

%


(25)


(4)

%


%

Other


46


1


47



29


34


63



17


59

%


(16)


(25)

%


(21)

%

Total revenues


1,084



1,084



927


203


1,130



157


17

%


(46)


(4)

%


%

Costs of revenues,
excluding depreciation
and amortization


(494)



(494)



(463)


(99)


(562)



(31)


(7)

%


68


12

%


9

%

Selling, general and
administrative


(240)



(240)



(215)


(43)


(258)



(25)


(12)

%


18


7

%


%

Adjusted OIBDA(3)


350



350



249


61


310



101


41

%


40


13

%


15

%

 

INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING INCOME TO PRO FORMA ADJUSTED
OPERATING INCOME BEFORE DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION




Three Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Operating income
(loss)


$

217


$

(1)


$

216



$

(311)


$

27


$

(284)



$

528


NM


$

500


NM

Restructuring and
other charges


45



45



14



14



31


NM


31


NM

Depreciation and
amortization


83



83



57


28


85



26


46

%


(2)


(2)

%

Impairment of
goodwill






489



489



(489)


NM


(489)


NM

Inter-segment
eliminations


5


1


6




6


6



5


NM



%

Adjusted OIBDA(3)


350



350



249


61


310



101


41

%


40


13

%

 

(1)


Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Refer to page 8 for full list of adjustments to pro forma results.

(2)


Refer to page 7 for our methodology for calculating growth rates excluding the impact of currency effects.

(3)


See full definition of Adjusted OIBDA on page 7.

NM: Not Meaningful

 

 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

UNAUDITED SELECTED PRO FORMA FINANCIALS(1)

(unaudited; amounts in millions)


CORPORATE AND INTER-SEGMENT ELIMINATIONS REPORTED AND PRO FORMA FINANCIAL RESULTS




Three Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Revenues:


$

1


$


$

1



$


$


$



$

1


NM


$

1


NM

Costs of revenues,
excluding depreciation
and amortization


(1)



$

(1)



(1)


1





%


(1)


NM

Selling, general and administrative


(130)


1


(129)



(97)


(23)


(120)



(33)


(34)

%


(9)


(8)

%

Adjusted OIBDA(2)


(130)


1


(129)



(98)


(22)


(120)



(32)


(33)

%


(9)


(8)

%

 

CORPORATE AND INTER-SEGMENT ELIMINATIONS RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING INCOME TO PRO
FORMA ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME BEFORE DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION




Three Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Operating loss


$

(113)


$


$

(113)



$

(984)


$

(16)


$

(1,000)



$

871


89

%


$

887


89

%

Restructuring and
other charges


(10)


1


(9)



6



6



(16)


NM


(15)


NM

Depreciation and
amortization


21



21



18



18



3


17

%


3


17

%

Impairment of
goodwill






838



838



(838)


NM


(838)


NM

Mark-to-market share-
based compensation


(24)



(24)



7


2


9



(31)


NM


(33)


NM

Scripps Networks
transaction and
integration costs


(4)



(4)



17


(8)


9



(21)


NM


(13)


NM

Loss on business
disposition


1



1







1


NM


1


NM

Inter-segment
eliminations


(1)



(1)







(1)


NM


(1)


NM

Adjusted OIBDA(2)


(130)


1


(129)



(98)


(22)


(120)



(32)


(33)

%


(9)


(8)

%

 

(1)


Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Refer to page 8 for full list of adjustments to pro forma results.

(2)


See full definition of Adjusted OIBDA on page 7.

NM: Not Meaningful

 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

UNAUDITED SELECTED PRO FORMA FINANCIALS(1)

(unaudited; amounts in millions)


TOTAL COMPANY REPORTED AND PRO FORMA FINANCIAL RESULTS(2)




Twelve Months Ended December 31,











2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change


Pro
Forma
Ex-FX(3)



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%


%

Revenues:

















Distribution


$

4,538


$

178


$

4,716



$

3,474


$

1,090


$

4,564



$

1,064


31

%


$

152


3

%


3

%

Advertising


5,514


425


5,939



$

3,073


2,677


5,750



2,441


79

%


189


3

%


3

%

Other


501


20


521



326


150


476



175


54

%


45


9

%


8

%

Total revenues


10,553


623


11,176



6,873


3,917


10,790



3,680


54

%


386


4

%


3

%

Costs of revenues,
excluding depreciation
and amortization


3,935


205


4,140



2,656


1,391


4,047



1,279


48

%


93


2

%


2

%

Selling, general and
administrative


2,479


159


2,638



1,686


1,006


2,692



793


47

%


(54)


(2)

%


(3)

%

Adjusted OIBDA(4)


4,139


259


4,398



2,531


1,520


4,051



1,608


64

%


347


9

%


8

%

 

TOTAL COMPANY RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED AND PRO FORMA OPERATING INCOME TO ADJUSTED
OPERATING INCOME BEFORE DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION




Twelve Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Operating income


1,934


352


2,286



713


339


1,052



1,221


NM


1,234


NM

Restructuring and
other charges


750


10


760



75



75



675


NM


685


NM

Depreciation and
amortization


1,398


(76)


1,322



330


1,241


1,571



1,068


NM


(249)


(16)

%

Impairment of
goodwill






1,327



1,327



(1,327)


NM


(1,327)


NM

Mark-to-market share-
based compensation


31


1


32



3


8


11



28


NM


21


NM

Scripps Networks
transaction and
integration costs


110


(28)


82



79


(68)


11



31


39

%


71


NM

(Gain) loss on
disposition


(84)



(84)



4



4



(88)


NM


(88)


NM

Adjusted OIBDA(4)


4,139


259


4,398



2,531


1,520


4,051



1,608


64

%


347


9

%

 

(1)


Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Refer to page 8 for full list of adjustments to pro forma results.

(2)


Certain updates were made to previously disclosed pro forma adjustments as a result of further information identified after May 10, 2018, the date our March 31, 2018 quarterly report was filed. These changes impact the costs of revenue, depreciation and amortization, and restructuring and other charges line items. The pro forma adjustments disclosed above are inclusive of these updates and therefore many not reconcile to previously disclosed amounts.

(3)


Refer to page 7 for our methodology for calculating growth rates excluding the impact of currency effects.

(4)


See full definition of Adjusted OIBDA on page 7.

NM: Not Meaningful

 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

UNAUDITED SELECTED PRO FORMA FINANCIALS(1)

(unaudited; amounts in millions)


U.S. NETWORKS REPORTED AND PRO FORMA FINANCIAL RESULTS(2) 




Twelve Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Revenues:















Distribution


$

2,456


$

156


$

2,612



$

1,612


$

974


$

2,586



$

844


52

%


$

26


1

%

Advertising


3,749


356


4,105



1,740


2,261


4,001



2,009


NM


104


3

%

Other


145


7


152



82


73


155



63


77

%


(3)


(2)

%

Total revenues


6,350


519


6,869



3,434


3,308


6,742



2,916


85

%


127


2

%

Costs of revenues,
excluding depreciation
and amortization


(1,748)


(153)


(1,901)



(917)


(1,087)


(2,004)



(831)


(91)

%


103


5

%

Selling, general and
administrative


(1,102)


(111)


(1,213)



(491)


(758)


(1,249)



(611)


NM


36


3

%

Adjusted OIBDA(3)


3,500


255


3,755



2,026


1,463


3,489



1,474


73

%


266


8

%

 

U.S. NETWORKS RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED AND PRO FORMA OPERATING INCOME TO ADJUSTED
OPERATING INCOME BEFORE DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION




Twelve Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Operating income


$

2,182


$

350


$

2,532



$

1,961


$

359


$

2,320



$

221


11

%


$

212


9

%

Restructuring and
other charges


322


5


327



18



18



304


NM


309


NM

Depreciation and
amortization


985


(95)


890



35


1,132


1,167



950


NM


(277)


(24)

%

Mark-to-market share-
based compensation


(1)



(1)




(1)


(1)



(1)


NM



%

Scripps Networks
transaction
and integration costs


14



14







14


NM


14


NM

Inter-segment
eliminations


(2)


(5)


(7)



12


(27)


(15)



(14)


NM


8


53

%

Adjusted OIBDA(3)


3,500


255


3,755



2,026


1,463


3,489



1,474


73

%


266


8

%

 

(1)


Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Refer to page 8 for full list of adjustments to pro forma results.

(2)


Certain updates were made to previously disclosed pro forma adjustments as a result of further information identified after May 10, 2018, the date our March 31, 2018 quarterly report was filed. These changes impact the costs of revenue, depreciation and amortization, and restructuring and other charges line items. The pro forma adjustments disclosed above are inclusive of these updates and therefore many not reconcile to previously disclosed amounts.

(3)


See full definition of Adjusted OIBDA on page 7.

NM: Not Meaningful

 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

UNAUDITED SELECTED PRO FORMA FINANCIALS(1)

(unaudited; amounts in millions)


INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS REPORTED AND PRO FORMA FINANCIAL RESULTS(2) 




Twelve Months Ended December 31,











2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change


Pro
Forma
Ex-FX(3)



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%


%

Revenues:

















Distribution


$

2,082


$

22


$

2,104



$

1,862


$

116


$

1,978



$

220


12

%


$

126


6

%


5

%

Advertising


1,765


69


1,834



1,332


416


1,748



433


33

%


86


5

%


3

%

Other


302


13


315



87


77


164



215


NM


151


92

%


88

%

Total revenues


4,149


104


4,253



3,281


609


3,890



868


26

%


363


9

%


8

%

Costs of revenues,
excluding depreciation
and amortization


(2,169)


(52)


(2,221)



(1,677)


(304)


(1,981)



(492)


(29)

%


(240)


(12)

%


(11)

%

Selling, general and
administrative


(903)


(27)


(930)



(745)


(150)


(895)



(158)


(21)

%


(35)


(4)

%


(2)

%

Adjusted OIBDA(4)


1,077


25


1,102



859


155


1,014



218


25

%


88


9

%


7

%

 

INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING INCOME TO PRO FORMA ADJUSTED
OPERATING INCOME BEFORE DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION




Twelve Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Operating income


$

434


$


$

434



$

106


$

21


$

127



$

328


NM


$

307


NM

Restructuring and
other charges


307


2


309



42



42



265


NM


267


NM

Depreciation and
amortization


315


19


334



222


107


329



93


42

%


5


2

%

Impairment of
goodwill






489



489



(489)


NM


(489)


NM

Scripps Networks
transaction and
integration costs


3



3







3


NM


3


NM

Inter-segment
eliminations


18


4


22




27


27



18


NM


(5)


(19)

%

Adjusted OIBDA(4)


1,077


25


1,102



859


155


1,014



218


25

%


88


9

%

 

(1)


Pro forma is defined as the results of the Company as if the Transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017. Refer to page 8 for full list of adjustments to pro forma results.

(2)


Certain updates were made to previously disclosed pro forma adjustments as a result of further information identified after May 10, 2018, the date our March 31, 2018 quarterly report was filed. These changes impact the costs of revenue, depreciation and amortization, and restructuring and other charges line items. The pro forma adjustments disclosed above are inclusive of these updates and therefore many not reconcile to previously disclosed amounts.

(3)


Refer to page 7 for our methodology for calculating growth rates excluding the impact of currency effects.

(4)


See full definition of Adjusted OIBDA on page 7.

NM: Not Meaningful

 

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA

UNAUDITED SELECTED PRO FORMA FINANCIALS(1)

(unaudited; amounts in millions)


CORPORATE AND INTER-SEGMENT ELIMINATIONS REPORTED AND PRO FORMA FINANCIAL RESULTS(2)




Twelve Months Ended December 31,









2018


2017


Actual
Change


Pro Forma
Combined
Change



Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


Actual

Pro Forma
Adjustments

Pro Forma
Combined


$

%


$

%

Revenues:


$


$


$



$


$


$




%



%

Costs of revenues,
excluding depreciation
and amortization


(1)



(1)



(2)



(2)



1


50

%


1


50

%

Selling, general and
administrative


(440)


(21)


(461)



(358)


(98)


(456)



(82)