LIONSGATE REPORTS RESULTS FOR SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2022

Second Quarter Revenue was $875.2 Million; Operating Loss was $1.75 Billion Operating Loss was $53.7 Million Before Impact of Non-Cash Goodwill Writedown Related to STARZ and International Restructuring Charge related to LIONSGATE+.

Second Quarter Revenue was $875.2 Million; Operating Loss was $1.75 Billion

Operating Loss was $53.7 Million Before Impact of Non-Cash Goodwill Writedown Related to STARZ and International Restructuring Charge related to LIONSGATE+

Net Loss Attributable to Lionsgate Shareholders was $1.81 Billion or $7.95 Diluted Net Loss per Share

Adjusted Net Loss Attributable to Lionsgate Shareholders in the Quarter was $28.0 Million or Adjusted Diluted Net Loss Per Share of $0.12; Adjusted OIBDA was $47.4 Million

Net Cash Flows Used in Operating Activities was $139.2 Million; Adjusted Free Cash Flow was a Positive $123.5 Million Bringing Cash on Balance Sheet to $557.1 Million

Film & Television Library Revenue was $747 Million for Trailing 12 Months

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today reported second quarter (quarter ended September 30, 2022) revenue of $875.2 million, operating loss of $1.75 billion and net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $1.81 billion or $7.95 diluted net loss per share on 227.9 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. Adjusted net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders in the quarter was $28.0 million or $0.12 adjusted diluted net loss per share on 227.9 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding, with adjusted OIBDA of $47.4 million. Net cash flows used in operating activities in the quarter was $139.2 million. Adjusted free cash flow in the quarter was a positive $123.5 million, bringing cash on the balance sheet at quarter end to $557.1 million.

The Company made a strategic decision to exit seven LIONSGATE+ (formerly STARZPLAY International) international territories, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Benelux, the Nordics and Japan, to streamline the business. It took a $218.9 million restructuring charge in the quarter primarily driven by content impairment writedowns in the affected territories. Financial results in the quarter also include a $1.48 billion non-cash impairment charge related to goodwill from the STARZ acquisition. The goodwill impairment charge reflects changes to Media Networks’ future free cash flow projections as well as comparable company underlying valuations.

“We reported another strong library performance and continued growth in Lionsgate Television series deliveries as our studio businesses continued to perform in line with expectations in the quarter,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “Economic and industry headwinds are having the greatest impact at STARZ, where we are exiting seven international territories. This will allow us to streamline STARZ’s international business and return it to profitability more quickly while continuing to build on the opportunities created by a strong STARZ original series slate and focused content strategy domestically.”

Revenue from Lionsgate’s 17,000-title film and television library was $747 million for the trailing 12 months. The Company reported library revenue of $210 million in the quarter. Second Quarter ResultsSegment Results

Media Networks segment revenue of $396.1 million compared to $384.7 million in the prior year quarter. Media Networks segment revenue was impacted by lower domestic linear revenue, offset by growth in domestic streaming revenue and LIONSGATE+ revenue. Segment profit increased to $21.0 million compared to a profit of $5.5 million in the prior year quarter, driven by lower marketing both domestically and internationally, offset by the timing of programming cost amortization. Total Media Networks global subscribers increased to 37.8 million including STARZPLAY Arabia, a non-consolidated equity method investee, driven by growth in both international and domestic streaming subscribers. Global streaming subscribers increased 52% year-over-year to 27.3 million. LIONSGATE+ subscribers grew 97% year-over-year to 14.8 million (including Lionsgate Play in India & South Asia). 

As discussed above, the Company made a strategic decision to exit its LIONSGATE+ streaming business in seven international territories and took a restructuring charge of $218.9 million. It also recorded a non-cash impairment charge related to goodwill totaling $1.48 billion. 

The Studio Business, comprised of the Motion Picture and Television Production segments, reported revenue of $654.9 million compared to $666.9 million in the prior year quarter. Segment profit of $69.1 million compared to $130.3 million in the prior year quarter. The year-over-year decline in revenue was driven by decreased revenue at Motion Picture partially offset by increased revenue at Television Production, and the year-over-year segment profit decline was driven by declines at both Motion Picture and Television Production.

Motion Picture segment revenue decreased to $224.0 million compared to $330.9 million in the prior year quarter. Segment profit decreased to $55.5 million compared to $101.8 million in the prior year quarter. Motion Picture revenue and segment profit declines reflect a tough comparison with the second quarter of fiscal 2022, which benefited from strong carryover revenue from fiscal 2021 titles. 

Television Production segment revenue increased to $430.9 million compared to $336.0 million in the prior year quarter. Segment profit decreased to $13.6 million compared to $28.5 million in the prior year quarter. The revenue increase was driven by continued growth in content deliveries, while segment profit declines reflect accelerated content amortization of a cancelled series.

Lionsgate senior management will hold its analyst and investor conference call to discuss its fiscal 2023 second quarter results at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT this afternoon, November 3.Interested parties may listen to the live webcast by visiting the events page on the Lionsgate Investor Relations website or via https://event.choruscall.com/mediaframe/webcast.html?webcastid=GUR0whOE. A full replay will become available this evening by clicking the same link. 

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