August 8, 2017 Last Updated 7:23 am

Time Inc. reports 12% decline in both ad and circulation revenue, loses $38M in second quarter

Company says it has targeted $400 million in cost savings, while promising ‘$500 Million to $600 Million of adjusted OIBDA within 3 to 4 Years’

NEW YORK, NY — August 8, 2017 — Time Inc. reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Time Inc. President and CEO Rich Battista said, “I am pleased with our second quarter Adjusted OIBDA of $88 million, which was roughly flat year-over-year. Our revenues continued to be impacted by disruption through the first half of 2017, as we said on our last call. Despite that revenue disruption, we executed in a highly disciplined way, which enabled us to beat Adjusted OIBDA expectations. The third quarter represents an important turning point for the Company as we are seeing strong momentum and sequential improvement of year-over-year trends for total advertising revenues. Today, we are reaffirming our 2017 Adjusted OIBDA outlook.”

Battista continued: “On our last earnings call, we outlined aggressive actionsbuilding on what we had accomplished to dateto reduce costs, expand margins, rationalize our portfolio and extend our brands into new growth revenue streams. We’ve been moving with speed and, most significantly, we are announcing today, a strategic transformation program based on a thorough review of Time Inc.’s business. Through this review, we have greater confidence in our path to accelerate the optimization of costs and revenue growth drivers. We have already targeted more than $400 million of run-rate cost savings, with the majority of initiatives expected to be implemented over the course of the next 18 months. We plan to use a portion of these savings to invest in our future in key growth areas including native and branded content, video, data and targeting, paid products and services, and brand extensions. With this program, we expect to realize significant cost savings and reinvest in our future, and we see a path to a minimum range of $500 million to $600 million of Adjusted OIBDA within the next three to four years.”

he Company’s Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net income (loss), Adjusted Diluted EPS and Free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in Schedules I through V attached hereto.

*Adjusted OIBDA does not include the impact of any potential divestitures.

SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

Revenues decreased $75 million, or 10%, in the second quarter of 2017 from the year-earlier quarter to $694 million reflecting declines in Advertising revenues and Circulation revenues. The stronger U.S. dollar relative to the British pound had an $11 million adverse impact on Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Excluding the impact of U.S. dollar/British pound exchange rate changes, Revenues would have decreased 8%.

Advertising Revenues decreased $52 million, or 12%, in the second quarter of 2017 from the year-earlier quarter to $374 million primarily due to a decrease in Print and other advertising revenues, driven by fewer advertising pages sold as a result of the continuing secular trend of advertisers shifting advertising spending from print to other media and lower average price per page of advertising sold. In addition, we believe our Advertising revenues were negatively impacted by the public speculation about the ownership of the Company and the trailing effect of the disruption from the reorganization of our advertising sales force. Although the secular print declines are expected to continue, there is encouraging improvement in Print and other advertising for the third quarter of 2017. Additionally, Digital advertising revenues decreased 2% primarily due to a major customer undergoing an agency review, partially offset by an increase in sales of native and branded content advertising, programmatic sales and video. The stronger U.S. dollar relative to the British pound had a $4 million adverse impact on Advertising revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Excluding the impact of U.S. dollar/British pound exchange rate changes, Advertising revenues would have decreased 11%.

Circulation Revenues decreased $29 million, or 12%, in the second quarter of 2017 from the year-earlier quarter to $207 million as a result of the continued shift in consumer preferences from print to digital media and fewer issues served to customers, primarily due to a change in frequency in 2017. The stronger U.S. dollar relative to the British pound had a $5 million adverse impact on Circulation revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Excluding the impact of U.S. dollar/British pound exchange rate changes, Circulation revenues would have decreased 10%.

Other Revenues, which include marketing and support services provided to third parties, book publishing, events and licensing, increased $6 million, or 6%, in the second quarter of 2017 from the year-earlier quarter to $113 million due to an increase in content licensing and book publishing, primarily related to bookazines partially offset by a decline related to events. The stronger U.S. dollar relative to the British pound had a $2 million adverse impact on Other revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Excluding the impact of U.S. dollar/British pound exchange rate changes, Other revenues would have increased 7%.

Costs of Revenues and Selling, General and Administrative Expenses decreased $73 million, or 11%, in the second quarter of 2017 from the year-earlier quarter to $614 million. The decrease in Costs of revenues and Selling, general and administrative expenses was driven by the benefits realized from previously announced cost savings initiatives and lower printing, production and distribution costs driven by lower paper volume and prices. Additionally, included in Selling, general and administrative expenses were $8 million and $7 million of Other costs related to mergers, acquisitions, investments and dispositions, and integration and transformation costs for the quarters ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. These costs have been excluded from our Adjusted OIBDA calculation. The stronger U.S. dollar relative to the British pound had a $9 million favorable impact on Costs of revenues and Selling, general and administrative expenses for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Excluding the impact of U.S. dollar/British pound exchange rate changes, Costs of revenues and Selling, general and administrative expenses would have decreased 9%.

Restructuring and Severance Costs increased $21 million in the second quarter of 2017 from the year-earlier quarter to $31 million due to cost re-engineering initiatives undertaken during the quarter ended June 30, 2017, primarily related to headcount reductions.

Asset Impairments were $5 million related to a definite-lived tradename and a customer relationship intangible asset for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and $1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016.

Goodwill Impairment was a noncash pretax charge of $50 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017. This noncash charge was the result of a significant reduction in revenues and operating cash flows of certain reporting units due to industry consolidation, stronger competition and slower revenue growth than anticipated. There was no Goodwill impairment charge during the three months ended June 30, 2016.

(Gain) Loss on Operating Assets, Net was $2 million and $13 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. This decrease is primarily related to an $11 million pretax gain recognized related to the sale of This Old House that was completed in the second quarter of 2016.

Operating Income (Loss) was a loss of $38 million and income of $50 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The decrease in Operating loss was primarily driven by declines in Advertising revenues and Circulation revenues, Goodwill and Asset impairment charges and higher Restructuring and severance costs, partially offset by the benefits of lower Costs of revenues and Selling, general and administrative expenses.

Adjusted OIBDA was $88 million and $89 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Cash Provided By (Used In) Operations was an inflow of $36 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 versus an inflow of $79 million for the year-earlier period.

Free Cash Flow was an inflow of $16 million in the second quarter of 2017 versus an inflow of $53 million for the year-earlier quarter, primarily reflecting a decrease in Cash provided by (used in) operations offset by lower Capital expenditures.

On August 8, 2017, our Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.04 per common share to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 31, 2017, payable on September 15, 2017.

CONFERENCE CALL WEBCAST

The Company’s conference call can be heard live at 8:30 am E.T. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

To access a live audio webcast of the conference call, visit the Events and Presentations section of invest.timeinc.com.

The earnings press release and management presentation will be available on our website at invest.timeinc.com.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Time Inc. utilizes Operating income (loss) excluding Depreciation and Amortization of intangible assets (“OIBDA”), Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net income (loss), Adjusted Diluted EPS and Free cash flow, among other measures, to evaluate the performance of its business and its liquidity. We believe that the presentation of these measures helps investors to analyze underlying trends in our business and to evaluate the performance of our business both on an absolute basis and relative to our peers and the broader market. We believe that these measures provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of our core operating results and operational strength of our business and help investors evaluate our liquidity and our ability to service our debt.

Some limitations of OIBDA, Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net income (loss), Adjusted Diluted EPS and Free cash flow are that they do not reflect certain charges that affect the operating results of the Company’s business and they involve judgment as to whether items affect fundamental operating performance.

A general limitation of these measures is that they are not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to differences in methods of calculation and excluded items. OIBDA, Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net income (loss), Adjusted Diluted EPS and Free cash flow should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, the Company’s Operating income (loss), Net income (loss) attributable to Time Inc., Diluted net income (loss) per common share and various cash flow measures (e.g., Cash provided by (used in) operations), as well as other measures of financial performance and liquidity reported in accordance with GAAP.

In addition, this earnings release includes comparisons that exclude the impacts of foreign currency exchange rate changes. These comparisons, which are non-GAAP measures, are calculated by assuming constant foreign currency exchange rates used for translation based on the rates in effect for the comparable prior-year period. In order to compute our constant currency results, we multiply or divide, as appropriate, our current year U.S. dollar results by the current year average foreign exchange rates and then multiply or divide, as appropriate, those amounts by the prior year average foreign exchange rates. We believe this provides useful supplemental information regarding our results of operations, consistent with how we evaluate our own performance.

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