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Liberty Media Corporation ("Liberty Media" or "Liberty") (NASDAQ:LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, FWONA, FWONK, BATRA, BATRK)) today reported second quarter 2019 results. Highlights include(1):

  • Attributed to Liberty SiriusXM Group
    • SiriusXM reported very strong second quarter 2019 financial results
      • Second quarter revenue increased to $2.0 billion; pro forma growth of 9%
      • Net income of $263 million; diluted EPS of $0.06
      • Adjusted EBITDA(2) climbed 22% to record $618 million
      • $898 million of common stock repurchased in the second quarter; total capital returns of nearly $1.9 billion to date in 2019
      • SiriusXM increased 2019 revenue and adjusted EBITDA guidance
    • Liberty Media's ownership of SiriusXM stood at 71.1% as of July 26th
    • From May 1st through July 31st, Liberty repurchased 2.2 million LSXMK shares at an average price per share of $38.18 and total cash consideration of $85 million
  • Attributed to Formula One Group
    • Announced return of Dutch Grand Prix beginning in 2020 and renewal of British and Australian races
    • Kicked off 2019 Formula 1 New Balance Esports Series with record breaking 109,000 participants; Pro Draft completed by all ten teams on July 17th
    • Announced Season 2 of Netflix docuseries "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" which will air in 2020 and feature all ten F1 teams
  • Attributed to Braves Group
    • Team performance continues to be strong, with 68-48 record as of August 7th
    • SunTrust Park will host 2021 MLB All-Star Game

"It was another outstanding quarter for SiriusXM, again setting financial records. They further established their leadership and unique position in content, announcing a groundbreaking collaboration with Drake and hosting their first-ever combined event with Pandora featuring Lady Gaga," said Greg Maffei, Liberty Media President and CEO. "Formula 1 produced some phenomenal racing and the Braves continue to lead the NL East."

Unless otherwise noted, the following discussion compares financial information for the three months ended June 30, 2019 to the same period in 2018.

LIBERTY SIRIUSXM GROUP – The following table provides the financial results attributed to Liberty SiriusXM Group for the second quarter of 2019. In the second quarter, approximately $8 million of corporate level selling, general and administrative expense (including stock-based compensation expense) was allocated to the Liberty SiriusXM Group.

 

 

2Q18

 

2Q19

 

% Change

 

 

amounts in millions

 

 

 

Liberty SiriusXM Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiriusXM

 

$

1,432

 

 

$

1,977

 

 

38

%

Total Liberty SiriusXM Group

 

$

1,432

 

 

$

1,977

 

 

38

%

Operating Income (Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiriusXM

 

 

344

 

 

 

421

 

 

22

%

Corporate and other

 

 

(11

)

 

 

(8

)

 

27

%

Total Liberty SiriusXM Group

 

$

333

 

 

$

413

 

 

24

%

Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiriusXM

 

 

542

 

 

 

622

 

 

15

%

Corporate and other

 

 

(6

)

 

 

(4

)

 

33

%

Total Liberty SiriusXM Group

 

$

536

 

 

$

618

 

 

15

%

SiriusXM completed the acquisition of Pandora on February 1, 2019. The financial results above include the results of Pandora for the three months ended June 30, 2019 but not for the three months ended June 30, 2018. Pro forma results for SiriusXM including Pandora for all periods presented, excluding acquisition accounting adjustments, can be found in Liberty Media's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

SiriusXM is a separate publicly traded company and additional information about SiriusXM can be obtained through its website and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SiriusXM reported its stand-alone second quarter results on July 30, 2019. For additional detail on SiriusXM's financial results for the second quarter, please see SiriusXM's earnings release posted to their Investor Relations website. For presentation purposes on page one of this release, we include the results of SiriusXM, as reported by SiriusXM, without regard to the purchase accounting adjustments applied by us for purposes of our financial statements. Liberty Media believes the presentation of financial results as reported by SiriusXM is useful to investors as the comparability of those results is best understood in the context of SiriusXM's historical financial presentation.

The businesses and assets attributed to Liberty SiriusXM Group consist primarily of Liberty Media's interest in SiriusXM, which includes its subsidiary Pandora.

FORMULA ONE GROUP – The following table provides the financial results attributed to the Formula One Group for the second quarter of 2019. In the second quarter, the Formula One Group incurred approximately $10 million of corporate level selling, general and administrative expense (including stock-based compensation expense).

"Formula 1 heads into our summer break on the heels of some unforgettable races. We're excited by the growing competitiveness of Red Bull and Ferrari and the return of Honda as a winning engine supplier," said Chase Carey, Formula 1 Chairman and CEO. "We were thrilled to announce that season two of the Netflix Series: ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive' will air in 2020 and will feature all ten teams. We are pleased with our growth in revenue and profitability and on target to hit our goals for 2019."

 

 

2Q18

 

2Q19

 

 

amounts in millions

Formula One Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formula 1

 

$

585

 

 

$

620

 

Total Formula One Group

 

$

585

 

 

$

620

 

Operating Income (Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formula 1

 

$

14

 

 

$

26

 

Corporate and other

 

 

(8

)

 

 

(12

)

Total Formula One Group

 

$

6

 

 

$

14

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formula 1

 

$

134

 

 

$

145

 

Corporate and other

 

 

(6

)

 

 

(9

)

Total Formula One Group

 

$

128

 

 

$

136

 

The following table provides the operating results of Formula 1 ("F1").

F1 Operating Results

 

2Q18

 

2Q19

 

% Change

 

amounts in millions

 

 

 

Primary Formula 1 revenue

$

491

 

 

$

531

 

 

8

 

%

Other Formula 1 revenue

 

94

 

 

 

89

 

 

(5

)

%

Total Formula 1 revenue

$

585

 

 

$

620

 

 

6

 

%

Operating expenses (excluding stock-based compensation included below):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team payments

 

(307

)

 

 

(335

)

 

(9

)

%

Other cost of Formula 1 revenue

 

(106

)

 

 

(106

)

 

%

Cost of Formula 1 revenue

$

(413

)

 

$

(441

)

 

(7

)

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

(38

)

 

 

(34

)

 

11

 

%

Adjusted OIBDA

$

134

 

 

$

145

 

 

8

 

%

Stock-based compensation

 

(5

)

 

 

(6

)

 

(20

)

%

Depreciation and Amortization

 

(115

)

 

 

(113

)

 

2

 

%

Operating income

$

14

 

 

$

26

 

 

86

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of races in period

 

7

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

Primary F1 revenue is comprised of (i) race promotion fees, (ii) broadcasting fees and (iii) advertising and sponsorship fees. Seven races took place in both the second quarter of 2018 and 2019, but the specific races held differed.

Race promotion revenue decreased due to the differing fees associated with specific races held in the second quarter of 2019 compared to 2018, partially offset by rate increases in the underlying contracts. Broadcast revenue increased primarily due to contractual rate increases. Advertising and sponsorship revenue increased due to revenue from new sponsorship agreements entered into beginning in the second half of 2018. Other F1 revenue decreased in the second quarter primarily due to the mix of races, which resulted in lower TV production and Paddock Club revenue.

Operating income and adjusted OIBDA(2) increased in the second quarter as revenue growth more than offset elevated costs. Cost of F1 revenue increased primarily due to higher team payments driven by our improved performance and the pro rata recognition of such payments across the race season. Selling, general and administrative expense decreased modestly primarily driven by the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations.

F1's total net debt to covenant OIBDA ratio, as defined in F1's credit facilities for covenant calculations, was approximately 5.6x as of June 30, 2019, as compared to a maximum allowable leverage ratio of 8.25x. The race calendar variances between 2018 and 2019 resulted in income from 22 races falling in the trailing twelve months measured for F1's covenant calculations as of June 30, 2019.

The businesses and assets attributed to the Formula One Group consist of Liberty Media's subsidiary F1, its interest in Live Nation, minority equity investments and an intergroup interest in the Braves Group. There are approximately 9.1 million notional shares of the Braves Group underlying the Formula One Group's 15.1% intergroup interest as of July 31, 2019.

BRAVES GROUP - The following table provides the financial results attributed to the Braves Group for the second quarter of 2019. In the second quarter, approximately $2 million of corporate level selling, general and administrative expense (including stock-based compensation expense) was allocated to the Braves Group.

 

 

2Q18

 

2Q19

 

 

amounts in millions

Braves Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate and other

 

$

182

 

$

208

Operating Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate and other

 

$

35

 

$

34

Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate and other

 

$

63

 

$

61

The following table provides the operating results of Braves Holdings, LLC ("Braves").

 

2Q18

 

2Q19

 

% Change

 

amounts in millions

 

 

 

Baseball revenue

$

172

 

 

$

198

 

 

15

 

%

Development revenue

 

10

 

 

 

10

 

 

%

Total revenue

 

182

 

 

 

208

 

 

14

 

%

Operating expenses (excluding stock-based compensation included below):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

(98

)

 

 

(129

)

 

(32

)

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

(20

)

 

 

(17

)

 

15

 

%

Adjusted OIBDA

$

64

 

 

$

62

 

 

(3

)

%

Stock-based compensation

 

(4

)

 

 

(5

)

 

(25

)

%

Depreciation and Amortization

 

(23

)

 

 

(21

)

 

9

 

%

Operating income

$

37

 

 

$

36

 

 

(3

)

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of home games in period

 

37

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

 

Baseball revenue per home game

$

4.6

 

 

$

4.8

 

 

 

 

Baseball revenue is comprised of (i) ballpark operations, (ii) local and national broadcast rights and (iii) licensing and other shared MLB revenue streams. Development revenue is derived from the Battery Atlanta mixed-use facilities and primarily includes rental income.

There were 41 home games in the second quarter of 2019, compared to 37 home games in the second quarter of 2018.

Baseball revenue per home game grew in the second quarter of 2019 primarily due to increased ticket and concession sales. Development revenue was flat in the second quarter of 2019. Operating income and adjusted OIBDA declined modestly in the second quarter of 2019, as revenue growth was more than offset by elevated operating expenses driven by higher player salaries, increased costs due to the opening of the new spring training facility, scouting expenses and stadium operation costs driven by concessions. Selling, general and administrative expense decreased primarily due to lower special event and personnel costs.

The Formula One Group holds an approximate 15.1% intergroup interest in the Braves Group as of July 31, 2019. Assuming the issuance of the shares underlying the intergroup interest held by the Formula One Group, the Braves Group outstanding share count as of July 31, 2019 would have been 60 million.

The businesses and assets attributed to the Braves Group consist primarily of Liberty Media's subsidiary the Braves, which indirectly owns the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Club, six minor league baseball clubs and certain assets and liabilities associated with the Braves' ballpark and mixed-use development project.

Share Repurchases

From May 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019, Liberty Media repurchased approximately 2.2 million Series C Liberty SiriusXM shares (NASDAQ:LSXMK) at an average cost per share of $38.18 for total cash consideration of $85 million. The total remaining repurchase authorization for Liberty Media is approximately $478 million and can be applied to repurchases of Series A and Series C shares of any of the Liberty Media Corporation tracking stocks.

FOOTNOTES

1)

Liberty Media's President and CEO, Greg Maffei, will discuss these highlights and other matters on Liberty Media's earnings conference call which will begin at 10:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) on August 8, 2019. For information regarding how to access the call, please see "Important Notice" later in this document.

2)

For definitions of adjusted OIBDA (as defined by Liberty Media) and adjusted EBITDA (as defined by SiriusXM) and applicable reconciliations see the accompanying schedules.

NOTES

The following financial information with respect to Liberty Media's equity affiliates and available for sale securities is intended to supplement Liberty Media's condensed consolidated balance sheet and statement of operations to be included in its Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2019.

Fair Value of Corporate Public Holdings

(amounts in millions)

 

3/31/2019

 

6/30/2019

Liberty SiriusXM Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

iHeart(1)

 

$

456

 

$

105

Total Liberty SiriusXM Group

 

$

456

 

$

105

Formula One Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Nation Investment(2)

 

$

4,425

 

 

4,614

Other Public Holdings(3)

 

 

247

 

 

263

Total Formula One Group

 

$

4,672

 

$

4,877

Braves Group

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

Total Liberty Media

 

$

5,128

 

$

4,982

(1)

Includes fair value of iHeart shares and warrants which are classified as other long-term assets at June 30, 2019.

(2)

Represents the fair value of the equity investment attributed to Formula One Group. In accordance with GAAP, Liberty Media accounts for its investment in the equity of Live Nation using the equity method of accounting and includes it in its condensed consolidated balance sheet at $720 million and $756 million as of March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively.

(3)

Represents the carrying value of other public holdings which are accounted for at fair value. Excludes Braves Group intergroup interest.

Cash and Debt

The following presentation is provided to separately identify cash and liquid investments and debt information.

(amounts in millions)

 

3/31/2019

 

6/30/2019

Cash and Cash Equivalents Attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty SiriusXM Group(1)

 

$

98

 

 

$

236

 

Formula One Group(2)

 

 

372

 

 

 

334

 

Braves Group

 

 

163

 

 

 

127

 

Total Liberty Consolidated Cash and Cash Equivalents (GAAP)

 

$

633

 

 

$

697

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt:

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiriusXM senior notes(3)

 

$

6,500

 

 

$

7,750

 

Pandora convertible senior notes

 

 

194

 

 

 

194

 

2.125% exchangeable senior debentures due 2048(4)

 

 

400

 

 

 

400

 

Margin loans

 

 

800

 

 

 

475

 

Other subsidiary debt(5)

 

 

582

 

 

 

Total Attributed Liberty SiriusXM Group Debt

 

$

8,476

 

 

$

8,819

 

Unamortized discount, fair market value adjustment and deferred loan costs

 

 

(115

)

 

 

(116

)

Total Attributed Liberty SiriusXM Group Debt (GAAP)

 

$

8,361

 

 

$

8,703

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.375% cash convertible notes due 2023(4)

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

1,000

 

1% cash convertible notes due 2023(4)

 

 

450

 

 

 

450

 

2.25% exchangeable senior debentures due 2046(4)

 

 

212

 

 

 

211

 

2.25% exchangeable senior debentures due 2048(4)

 

 

385

 

 

 

385

 

Formula 1 bank loan

 

 

2,902

 

 

 

2,902

 

Other corporate level debt

 

 

33

 

 

 

32

 

Total Attributed Formula One Group Debt

 

$

4,982

 

 

$

4,980

 

Fair market value adjustment

 

 

222

 

 

 

276

 

Total Attributed Formula One Group Debt (GAAP)

 

$

5,204

 

 

$

5,256

 

Formula 1 leverage(6)

 

 

5.8x

 

 

5.6x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlanta Braves debt

 

 

480

 

 

 

470

 

Total Attributed Braves Group Debt

 

$

480

 

 

$

470

 

Deferred loan costs

 

 

(6

)

 

 

(5

)

Total Attributed Braves Group Debt (GAAP)

 

$

474

 

 

$

465

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liberty Media Corporation Debt (GAAP)

 

$

14,039

 

 

$

14,424

 

(1)

Includes $62 million and $215 million of cash and liquid investments held at SiriusXM as of March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively.

(2)

Includes $260 million and $276 million of cash and liquid investments held at Formula 1 as of March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively.

(3)

Outstanding principal amount of Senior Notes with no reduction for the net unamortized discount.

(4)

Face amount of the cash convertible notes and exchangeable debentures with no fair market value adjustment.

(5)

Includes SiriusXM revolving credit facility.

(6)

Net debt to covenant OIBDA ratio of F1 operating business as defined in F1's credit facilities for covenant calculations. There were 22 races in the trailing twelve months measured for F1's covenant calculations as of March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019.

Total cash and liquid investments attributed to Liberty SiriusXM Group increased $138 million in the second quarter as cash from operations and debt issuance at SiriusXM more than offset return of capital at both Liberty SiriusXM Group and SiriusXM. Included in the cash and liquid investments balance attributed to Liberty SiriusXM Group at June 30, 2019 is $215 million held at SiriusXM. Although SiriusXM is a consolidated subsidiary, it is a separate public company with a significant non-controlling interest, therefore Liberty Media does not have unfettered access to SiriusXM's cash balances.

Total debt attributed to Liberty SiriusXM Group increased $343 million during the quarter primarily as a result of net borrowing at SiriusXM, partially offset by repayment under Liberty SiriusXM's margin loan.

Total cash and liquid investments attributed to the Formula One Group decreased $38 million during the quarter, as cash from operations at Formula 1 was more than offset by corporate level interest payments at Formula One Group. Total debt at Formula One Group was flat in the quarter.

Total cash and liquid investments attributed to the Braves Group decreased $36 million during the quarter as cash from operations were more than offset by capital expenditures related to the mixed-use development and debt repayment. Total debt attributed to the Braves Group decreased $10 million during the quarter primarily due to paying down the team revolver. The second phase of the Battery Atlanta mixed-use development is expected to cost approximately $200 million, which the Braves and affiliated entities expect to fund through a mix of approximately $55 million in equity and approximately $145 million in debt.

Important Notice: Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ:LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, FWONA, FWONK, BATRA, BATRK)) President and CEO, Greg Maffei, will discuss Liberty Media's earnings release on a conference call which will begin at 10:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) on August 8, 2019. The call can be accessed by dialing (888) 394-8218 or (323) 794-2588, passcode 1712883 at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. The call will also be broadcast live across the Internet and archived on our website. To access the webcast go to http://www.libertymedia.com/events. Links to this press release will also be available on the Liberty Media website.

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about business strategies, market potential, future financial prospects, Formula 1's race calendar and new races, the Battery Atlanta, the continuation of our stock repurchase plan and other matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including, without limitation, possible changes in market acceptance of new products or services, regulatory matters affecting our businesses, the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation, the failure to realize benefits of acquisitions, rapid technological and industry change, failure of third parties to perform, changes in consumer protection laws and their enforcement, continued access to capital on terms acceptable to Liberty Media, and changes in law and market conditions conducive to stock repurchases. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Liberty Media expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Liberty Media's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Please refer to the publicly filed documents of Liberty Media, including the most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q, for additional information about Liberty Media and about the risks and uncertainties related to Liberty Media's business which may affect the statements made in this press release.

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION

June 30, 2019 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty

 

 

 

Formula

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiriusXM

 

Braves

 

One

 

Intergroup

 

Consolidated

 

 

Group

 

Group

 

Group

 

Eliminations

 

Liberty

 

 

amounts in millions

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

236

 

 

127

 

 

334

 

 

 

697

 

Trade and other receivables, net

 

 

628

 

 

83

 

 

138

 

 

 

849

 

Other current assets

 

 

239

 

 

44

 

 

102

 

 

 

385

 

Total current assets

 

 

1,103

 

 

254

 

 

574

 

 

 

1,931

 

Intergroup interest in the Braves Group

 

 

 

 

254

 

 

(254

)

 

Investments in affiliates, accounted for using the equity method

 

 

649

 

 

103

 

 

942

 

 

 

1,694

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, at cost

 

 

2,592

 

 

857

 

 

181

 

 

 

3,630

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

(1,223

)

 

(105

)

 

(91

)

 

 

(1,419

)

 

 

 

1,369

 

 

752

 

 

90

 

 

 

2,211

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets not subject to amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

 

15,812

 

 

180

 

 

3,956

 

 

 

19,948

 

FCC licenses

 

 

8,600

 

 

 

 

 

8,600

 

Other

 

 

1,262

 

 

143

 

 

 

 

1,405

 

 

 

 

25,674

 

 

323

 

 

3,956

 

 

 

29,953

 

Intangible assets subject to amortization, net

 

 

1,656

 

 

44

 

 

4,522

 

 

 

6,222

 

Other assets

 

 

711

 

 

73

 

 

960

 

 

(55

)

 

1,689

 

Total assets

 

$

31,162

 

 

1,549

 

 

11,298

 

 

(309

)

 

43,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intergroup payable (receivable)

 

$

 

(8

)

 

8

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

1,220

 

 

62

 

 

225

 

 

 

1,507

 

Current portion of debt

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

13

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

1,974

 

 

95

 

 

287

 

 

 

2,356

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

71

 

 

8

 

 

18

 

 

 

97

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

3,265

 

 

170

 

 

538

 

 

 

3,973

 

Long-term debt

 

 

8,703

 

 

452

 

 

5,256

 

 

 

14,411

 

Deferred income tax liabilities

 

 

1,809

 

 

70

 

 

 

(55

)

 

1,824

 

Redeemable intergroup interest

 

 

 

254

 

 

 

(254

)

 

Other liabilities

 

 

653

 

 

200

 

 

158

 

 

 

1,011

 

Total liabilities

 

 

14,430

 

 

1,146

 

 

5,952

 

 

(309

)

 

21,219

 

Equity / Attributed net assets

 

 

10,842

 

 

411

 

 

5,343

 

 

 

16,596

 

Noncontrolling interests in equity of subsidiaries

 

 

5,890

 

 

(8

)

 

3

 

 

 

5,885

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

31,162

 

 

1,549

 

 

11,298

 

 

(309

)

 

43,700

 

 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

Three months ended June 30, 2019 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributed

 

 

 

 

Liberty

 

 

 

Formula

 

 

 

 

SiriusXM

 

Braves

 

One

 

Consolidated

 

 

Group

 

Group

 

Group

 

Liberty

 

 

amounts in millions

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIRIUS XM Holdings revenue

 

$

1,977

 

 

 

 

1,977

 

Formula 1 revenue

 

 

 

 

620

 

 

620

 

Other revenue

 

 

 

208

 

 

 

208

 

Total revenue

 

 

1,977

 

 

208

 

 

620

 

 

2,805

 

Operating costs and expenses, including stock-based compensation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of services (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue share and royalties

 

 

600

 

 

 

 

600

 

Programming and content(1)

 

 

116

 

 

 

 

116

 

Customer service and billing(1)

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

119

 

Other(1)

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

47

 

Cost of Formula 1 revenue

 

 

 

 

441

 

 

441

 

Subscriber acquisition costs

 

 

104

 

 

 

 

104

 

Other operating expenses(1)

 

 

74

 

 

129

 

 

 

203

 

Selling, general and administrative(1)

 

 

361

 

 

24

 

 

51

 

 

436

 

Acquisition and other related costs

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

7

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

136

 

 

21

 

 

114

 

 

271

 

 

 

 

1,564

 

 

174

 

 

606

 

 

2,344

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

413

 

 

34

 

 

14

 

 

461

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(109

)

 

(7

)

 

(51

)

 

(167

)

Share of earnings (losses) of affiliates, net

 

 

(7

)

 

7

 

 

34

 

 

34

 

Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments, net

 

 

15

 

 

(2

)

 

(100

)

 

(87

)

Unrealized gains (losses) on intergroup interest

 

 

 

(2

)

 

2

 

 

Other, net

 

 

6

 

 

1

 

 

14

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

(95

)

 

(3

)

 

(101

)

 

(199

)

Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

318

 

 

31

 

 

(87

)

 

262

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

 

(75

)

 

(5

)

 

10

 

 

(70

)

Net earnings (loss)

 

 

243

 

 

26

 

 

(77

)

 

192

 

Less net earnings (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interests

 

 

76

 

 

 

 

76

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders

 

$

167

 

 

26

 

 

(77

)

 

116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programming and content

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

7

 

Customer service and billing

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

Other

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

13

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

39

 

 

6

 

 

8

 

 

53

 

Stock compensation expense

$

62

6

8

76 

 

 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

Three months ended June 30, 2018 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributed

 

 

 

 

Liberty

 

 

 

Formula

 

 

 

 

SiriusXM

 

Braves

 

One

 

Consolidated

 

 

Group

 

Group

 

Group

 

Liberty

 

 

amounts in millions

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIRIUS XM Holdings revenue

 

$

1,432

 

 

 

 

1,432

 

Formula 1 revenue

 

 

 

 

585

 

 

585

 

Other revenue

 

 

 

182

 

 

 

182

 

Total revenue

 

 

1,432

 

 

182

 

 

585

 

 

2,199

 

Operating costs and expenses, including stock-based compensation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of services (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue share and royalties

 

 

404

 

 

 

 

404

 

Programming and content(1)

 

 

105

 

 

 

 

105

 

Customer service and billing(1)

 

 

95

 

 

 

 

95

 

Other(1)

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

33

 

Cost of Formula 1 revenue

 

 

 

 

414

 

 

414

 

Subscriber acquisition costs

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

119

 

Other operating expenses(1)

 

 

27

 

 

97

 

 

 

124

 

Selling, general and administrative(1)

 

 

224

 

 

27

 

 

49

 

 

300

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

92

 

 

23

 

 

116

 

 

231

 

 

 

 

1,099

 

 

147

 

 

579

 

 

1,825

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

333

 

 

35

 

 

6

 

 

374

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(99

)

 

(7

)

 

(47

)

 

(153

)

Share of earnings (losses) of affiliates, net

 

 

(1

)

 

3

 

 

20

 

 

22

 

Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments, net

 

 

62

 

 

 

(4

)

 

58

 

Unrealized gains (losses) on intergroup interest

 

 

 

(28

)

 

28

 

 

Other, net

 

 

12

 

 

1

 

 

8

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

(26

)

 

(31

)

 

5

 

 

(52

)

Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

307

 

 

4

 

 

11

 

 

322

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

 

(59

)

 

(7

)

 

(1

)

 

(67

)

Net earnings (loss)

 

 

248

 

 

(3

)

 

10

 

 

255

 

Less net earnings (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interests

 

 

83

 

 

(1

)

 

1

 

 

83

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders

 

$

165

 

 

(2

)

 

9

 

 

172

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programming and content

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

10

 

Customer service and billing

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

Other

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

4

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

25

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

36

 

Stock compensation expense

 

$

42

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

53

 

 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

Six months ended June 30, 2019 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributed

 

 

 

 

Liberty

 

 

 

Formula

 

 

 

 

SiriusXM

 

Braves

 

One

 

Consolidated

 

 

Group

 

Group

 

Group

 

Liberty

 

 

amounts in millions

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

$

335

 

 

(45

)

 

(225

)

 

65

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

261

 

 

34

 

 

224

 

 

519

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

138

 

 

9

 

 

15

 

 

162

 

Share of (earnings) loss of affiliates, net

 

 

11

 

 

(9

)

 

(16

)

 

(14

)

Unrealized (gains) losses on intergroup interest, net

 

 

 

28

 

 

(28

)

 

Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on financial instruments, net

 

 

(16

)

 

4

 

 

197

 

 

185

 

Noncash interest expense (benefit)

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

178

 

 

 

(63

)

 

115

 

Intergroup tax allocation

 

 

(1

)

 

(6

)

 

7

 

 

Intergroup tax (payments) receipts

 

 

(2

)

 

22

 

 

(20

)

 

Other charges (credits), net

 

 

2

 

 

5

 

 

(7

)

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current and other assets

 

 

(14

)

 

(34

)

 

(35

)

 

(83

)

Payables and other liabilities

 

 

15

 

 

56

 

 

149

 

 

220

 

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

 

 

909

 

 

64

 

 

199

 

 

1,172

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in equity method affiliates and debt and equity securities

 

 

(9

)

 

(5

)

 

(6

)

 

(20

)

Cash proceeds from sale of investments

 

 

373

 

 

 

 

373

 

Cash received from Pandora acquisition

 

 

313

 

 

 

 

313

 

Capital expended for property and equipment

 

 

(160

)

 

(50

)

 

(11

)

 

(221

)

Sales of short term investments and other marketable securities

 

 

72

 

 

 

 

72

 

Other investing activities, net

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(4

)

 

(5

)

Net cash provided (used) by investing activities

 

 

588

 

 

(55

)

 

(21

)

 

512

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings of debt

 

 

2,878

 

 

1

 

 

 

2,879

 

Repayments of debt

 

 

(2,360

)

 

(24

)

 

(3

)

 

(2,387

)

Series C Liberty SiriusXM stock repurchases

 

 

(306

)

 

 

 

(306

)

Subsidiary shares repurchased by subsidiary

 

 

(1,474

)

 

 

 

(1,474

)

Cash dividends paid by subsidiary

 

 

(36

)

 

 

 

(36

)

Taxes paid in lieu of shares issued for stock-based compensation

 

 

(50

)

 

 

(7

)

 

(57

)

Other financing activities, net

 

 

(3

)

 

(7

)

 

6

 

 

(4

)

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

 

 

(1,351

)

 

(30

)

 

(4

)

 

(1,385

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

146

 

 

(21

)

 

174

 

 

299

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

102

 

 

190

 

 

160

 

 

452

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

248

 

 

169

 

 

334

 

 

751

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

Six months ended June 30, 2018 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributed

 

 

 

 

Liberty

 

 

 

Formula

 

 

 

 

SiriusXM

 

Braves

 

One

 

Consolidated

 

 

Group

 

Group

 

Group

 

Liberty

 

 

amounts in millions

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

$

530

 

 

(55

)

 

(7

)

 

468

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

181

 

 

39

 

 

227

 

 

447

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

82

 

 

5

 

 

12

 

 

99

 

Share of (earnings) loss of affiliates, net

 

 

 

(6

)

 

(8

)

 

(14

)

Unrealized (gains) losses on intergroup interest, net

 

 

 

33

 

 

(33

)

 

Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on financial instruments, net

 

 

(120

)

 

 

(91

)

 

(211

)

Noncash interest expense (benefit)

 

 

(8

)

 

2

 

 

 

(6

)

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

123

 

 

(2

)

 

(49

)

 

72

 

Intergroup tax allocation

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

(4

)

 

Other charges (credits), net

 

 

 

14

 

 

2

 

 

16

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current and other assets

 

 

1

 

 

(3

)

 

(97

)

 

(99

)

Payables and other liabilities

 

 

163

 

 

37

 

 

296

 

 

496

 

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

 

 

953

 

 

67

 

 

248

 

 

1,268

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in equity affiliates and debt and equity securities

 

 

(395

)

 

 

(4

)

 

(399

)

Cash proceeds from the sale of investments

 

 

 

 

243

 

 

243

 

Capital expended for property and equipment

 

 

(174

)

 

(14

)

 

(3

)

 

(191

)

Other investing activities, net

 

 

3

 

 

36

 

 

8

 

 

47

 

Net cash provided (used) by investing activities

 

 

(566

)

 

22

 

 

244

 

 

(300

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings of debt

 

 

1,171

 

 

123

 

 

289

 

 

1,583

 

Repayments of debt

 

 

(1,388

)

 

(180

)

 

(850

)

 

(2,418

)

Series C Liberty SiriusXM stock repurchases

 

 

(218

)

 

 

 

(218

)

Subsidiary shares repurchased by subsidiary

 

 

(334

)

 

 

 

(334

)

Cash dividends paid by subsidiary

 

 

(29

)

 

 

 

(29

)

Taxes paid in lieu of shares issued for stock-based compensation

 

 

(79

)

 

 

(2

)

 

(81

)

Other financing activities, net

 

 

50

 

 

 

(4

)

 

46

 

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

 

 

(827

)

 

(57

)

 

(567

)

 

(1,451

)

Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

(1

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(440

)

 

32

 

 

(76

)

 

(484

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

625

 

 

140

 

 

282

 

 

1,047

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

185

 

 

172

 

 

206

 

 

563

 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

SCHEDULE 1

To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, this press release includes a presentation of adjusted OIBDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, for the Liberty SiriusXM Group, the Braves Group and the Formula One Group, together with reconciliations to operating income, as determined under GAAP. Liberty Media defines adjusted OIBDA as revenue less operating expenses, and selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding all stock based compensation, and excludes from that definition depreciation and amortization, restructuring and impairment charges and separately reported legal settlements that are included in the measurement of operating income pursuant to GAAP.

Liberty Media believes adjusted OIBDA is an important indicator of the operational strength and performance of its businesses by identifying those items that are not directly a reflection of each business' performance or indicative of ongoing business trends. In addition, this measure allows management to view operating results and perform analytical comparisons and benchmarking between businesses and identify strategies to improve performance. Because adjusted OIBDA is used as a measure of operating performance, Liberty Media views operating income as the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Adjusted OIBDA is not meant to replace or supersede operating income or any other GAAP measure, but rather to supplement such GAAP measures in order to present investors with the same information that Liberty Media's management considers in assessing the results of operations and performance of its assets.

The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted OIBDA for Liberty Media to operating income calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019, respectively.

QUARTERLY SUMMARY

(amounts in millions)

 

2Q18

 

2Q19

Liberty SiriusXM Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

1,432

 

 

$

1,977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

536

 

 

 

618

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(92

)

 

 

(136

)

Legal settlement(1)

 

 

(69

)

 

 

Acquisition and other related costs

 

 

 

 

(7

)

Stock compensation expense

 

 

(42

)

 

 

(62

)

Operating Income

 

$

333

 

 

$

413

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formula One Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

585

 

 

$

620

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

128

 

 

 

136

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(116

)

 

 

(114

)

Stock compensation expense

 

 

(6

)

 

 

(8

)

Operating Loss

 

$

6

 

 

$

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Braves Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

182

 

 

$

208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

63

 

 

 

61

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(23

)

 

 

(21

)

Stock compensation expense

 

 

(5

)

 

 

(6

)

Operating Loss

 

$

35

 

 

$

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty Media Corporation (Consolidated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

2,199

 

 

$

2,805

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

727

 

 

 

815

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(231

)

 

 

(271

)

Legal settlement(1)

 

 

(69

)

 

 

Acquisition and other related costs

 

 

 

 

(7

)

Stock compensation expense

 

 

(53

)

 

 

(76

)

Operating Income

 

$

374

 

 

$

461

 

(1)

During the second quarter of 2018, SiriusXM recorded a $69 million charge related to a legal settlement that resolved all outstanding claims, including ongoing audits, under its statutory license for sound recordings for the period from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2017.

SCHEDULE 2

This press release also includes a presentation of adjusted EBITDA of SiriusXM, which is a non-GAAP financial measure used by SiriusXM, together with a reconciliation to SiriusXM's stand-alone net income, as determined under GAAP. SiriusXM defines adjusted EBITDA as net income before interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization. SiriusXM adjusts EBITDA to exclude the impact of other expense (income) as well as certain other charges discussed below. Adjusted EBITDA is a Non-GAAP financial measure that excludes or adjusts for (if applicable): (i) certain adjustments as a result of the purchase price accounting for the XM Merger and the Pandora acquisition, (ii) predecessor net income adjusted for certain expenses, including depreciation and amortization, other income (loss), and share-based payment expense for January 2019 and the six months ended June 30, 2018, (iii) share-based payment expense and (iv) other significant operating expense (income) that do not relate to the on-going performance of its business. SiriusXM believes adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure of the underlying trend of its operating performance, which provides useful information about its business apart from the costs associated with its capital structure and purchase price accounting. SiriusXM believes investors find this Non-GAAP financial measure useful when analyzing past operating performance with current performance and comparing operating performance to the performance of other communications, entertainment and media companies. SiriusXM believes investors use adjusted EBITDA to estimate current enterprise value and to make investment decisions. As a result of large capital investments in SiriusXM's satellite radio system, its results of operations reflect significant charges for depreciation expense. SiriusXM believes the exclusion of share-based payment expense is useful as it is not directly related to the operational conditions of its business. SiriusXM also believes the exclusion of the legal settlements and reserves, acquisition related costs, loss on extinguishment of debt and loss on disposal of assets, to the extent they occur during the period, is useful as they are significant expenses not incurred as part of normal operations for the period.

Adjusted EBITDA has certain limitations in that it does not take into account the impact to SiriusXM's statements of comprehensive income of certain expenses, including share-based payment expense and certain purchase price accounting for the XM Merger and the Pandora acquisition. SiriusXM endeavors to compensate for the limitations of the Non-GAAP measure presented by also providing the comparable GAAP measure with equal or greater prominence and descriptions of the reconciling items, including quantifying such items, to derive the Non-GAAP measure. Investors that wish to compare and evaluate operating results after giving effect for these costs, should refer to net income as disclosed in SiriusXM's unaudited consolidated statements of comprehensive income. Since adjusted EBITDA is a Non-GAAP financial performance measure, SiriusXM's calculation of adjusted EBITDA may be susceptible to varying calculations; may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies; and should not be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The reconciliation of net income to the adjusted EBITDA is calculated as follows:

 

 

Unaudited

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2018

 

2019

($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income:

 

$

293

 

 

$

263

 

Add back items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal settlements and reserves(1)

 

 

69

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and other related costs(2)

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Share-based payment expense

 

 

36

 

 

 

57

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

75

 

 

 

119

 

Interest expense

 

 

86

 

 

 

97

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expense (income)

 

 

(88

)

 

 

3

 

Income tax expense

 

 

71

 

 

 

76

 

Purchase price accounting adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

(6

)

Pro forma adjustments(3)

 

 

(37

)

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

507

 

 

$

618

 

(1)

During the second quarter of 2018, SiriusXM recorded a $69 million charge related to a legal settlement that resolved all outstanding claims, including ongoing audits, under its statutory license for sound recordings for the period from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2017.

(2)

Acquisition and other related costs include $21 million of share-based compensation expense.

(3)

Pro forma adjustment for three months ended June 30, 2018 includes Pandora's net income for the three months ended June 30, 2018 of $(92) million plus depreciation and amortization of $14 million, share-based payment expense of $28 million, loss on extinguishment of debt of $15 million, and interest expense of $7 million offset by other expense (income) of $2 million and income tax benefit of $7 million.

 

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