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IMAX Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Thursday, February 21, 2013

IMAX Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results06:42 EST Thursday, February 21, 2013NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - HIGHLIGHTSAdjusted EPS increases 95% to $0.80 for full year; Q4 2012 adjusted EPS of $0.23 Full year revenues increase 20% to $284.3 million with fourth quarter revenues of $77.8 million Network scale and global film portfolio drive approximately 50% box office growth in full year 2012IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012, driven by continued theatre network growth and strong box office performance, derived from a diverse global film portfolio. Fourth quarter 2012 revenues were $77.8 million, adjusted EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company's Credit Facility was $27.4 million, adjusted net income was $15.7 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, and reported net income was $12.9 million, or $0.19 per diluted share. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111107/MM01969LOGO )Full year 2012 revenues were $284.3 million, adjusted EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company's Credit Facility was $106.8 million, adjusted net income was $54.3 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, and reported net income was $41.3 million, or $0.61 per diluted share. For reconciliations of adjusted net income to reported net income and for the definition of adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow, please see the tables at the end of this press release. "Our fourth quarter results once again demonstrated the operating leverage inherent in the IMAX business model and was a strong finish to a successful year for the Company," said IMAX Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Gelfond. "We executed on all key fronts, with the combination of network expansion and an increasingly global portfolio approach to our film slate translating into solid financial results."Network Growth UpdateIn the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company signed contracts for 38 theatre systems, of which 28 were systems in new theatre locations, and installed 46 theatre systems, of which 43 were systems in new theatre locations. For the full year of 2012, the Company signed contracts for 142 theatre systems, of which 121 were systems in new theatre locations, and installed 125 theatre systems, of which 107 were systems in new theatre locations.The total IMAX® theatre network consisted of 731 systems as of Dec. 31, 2012, of which 598 were in commercial multiplexes. There were 276 theatre systems in backlog as of Dec. 31, 2012, compared to 263 theatre systems in backlog as of Dec. 31, 2011. For a breakdown of theatre system signings, installations and backlog by type, please see the end of this press release."We believe the financial and strategic accomplishments of 2012 re-confirmed IMAX's position as a unique global player in the film industry and laid a solid foundation for long-term growth," Mr. Gelfond concluded. "Our 2013 objectives are straight forward - continue to expand our footprint worldwide, maximize the scalability of our business and further leverage our differentiated end-to-end technology platform to enable more leading filmmakers and studios to create an entertainment experience that cannot be found anywhere else."Fourth Quarter Segment ResultsIMAX systems revenue was $24.3 million in the quarter, compared to $29.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, primarily reflecting the installation of 14 full, new theatre systems under sales and sales-type lease arrangements in the most recent fourth quarter, compared to 17 full, new theatre systems in the prior year period. The Company also installed three digital system upgrades under sales or sales-type lease arrangements in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to one upgrade in the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue from joint revenue sharing arrangements increased 103.4% to $17.0 million, from $8.4 million in the prior-year period. During the quarter, the Company installed 29 new theatres under joint revenue sharing arrangements, compared to 39 in the year-ago period. The Company ended 2012 with 316 theatres operating under joint revenue sharing arrangements, as compared to 257 theatres at the end of 2011. Production and IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) revenues increased 56.3% to $19.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 from $12.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Gross box office from DMR titles was a record $152.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $97.6 million in the prior year period. The average global DMR box office per screen in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $264,400, compared to $221,600 in the prior year period.Conference Call The Company will host a conference call today at 8:30 AM ET to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results. To access the call via telephone, interested parties should dial (800) 820-0231 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before it begins. International callers should dial (416) 640-5926. The participant passcode for the call is 4550645. This call is also being webcast by Thomson Financial and can be accessed on the 'Investor Relations' section of www.imax.com. A replay of the call will be available via webcast on the 'Investor Relations' section of www.imax.com or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada) or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 4550645.About IMAX Corporation IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Dec. 31, 2012, there were 731 IMAX theatres (598 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 53 countries.IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Important factors that could affect these statements include, but are not limited to, general economic, market or business conditions; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by the Company; the performance of IMAX DMR films; competitive actions by other companies; conditions in the in-home and out-of-home entertainment industries; the signing of theater system agreements; changes in laws or regulations; conditions, changes and developments in the commercial exhibition industry; the failure to convert theater system backlog into revenue; risks associated with investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions and any future international expansion, including those related to economic, political and regulatory policies of local governments and laws and policies of the United States and Canada; risks related to the Company's growth and operations in China; the failure to respond to change and advancements in digital technology; risks related to the acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. by Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.; risks related to new business initiatives; the potential impact of increased competition in the markets within which the Company operates; risks related to the Company's inability to protect the Company's intellectual property; risks related to Eastman Kodak bankruptcy and the possibility of constrained film supply; risks related to the Company's implementation of a new enterprise resource planning system; risks related to the Company's prior restatements and the related litigation; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These factors and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.For additional information please contact:Investors:IMAX Corporation, New YorkTeri Loxam/Blaire Lomasky212-821-0100tloxam@imax.comblomasky@imax.comMedia: IMAX Corporation, New YorkAnn Sommerlath212-821-0155asommerlath@imax.comBusiness Media:Sloane & Company, New YorkWhit Clay212-446-1864wclay@sloanepr.comEntertainment Media:Principal Communications Group, Los AngelesMelissa Zuckerman/Paul Pflug323-658-1555melissa@pcommgroup.compaul@pcommgroup.comAdditional InformationTheatre Network Details:Three MonthsTwelve MonthsEnded December 31,Ended December 31,Theatre System Signings:2012201120122011Full new sales and sales-type lease arrangements11134358New joint revenue sharing arrangements171178132Total new theatres2824121190Upgrades and other10(1)221(1) (2)19Total Theatre Signings3826142209Three MonthsTwelve MonthsEnded December 31,Ended December 31,Theatre System Installations:2012201120122011Full new sales and sales-type lease arrangements14174751New joint revenue sharing arrangements29396086Total new theatres4356107137Upgrades and other311833Total Theatre Installations4657125170As ofEnded December 31,Theatre Backlog:20122011New sales and sales-type lease arrangements128134New joint revenue sharing arrangements137119Total new theatres265253Upgrades under sales and sales-type lease arrangements11(1)10Total Theatres in Backlog276263_______________(1)Includes one laser-based system for a commercial theater and four laser-based systems for institutional theaters.(2)Includes three IMAX theatres acquired from another existing customer that had been operating under a joint revenue sharing arrangement. These theaters were purchased from the Company under a sales arrangement.Additional Information (continued)2013 DMR Films Announced to Date: To date, IMAX has announced 23 titles to be released in 2013. The Company remains in discussions with virtually every major studio regarding future titles and expects the total number of titles in 2013 to be similar to that in 2012. The Grandmaster: The IMAX Experience (Jet Tone Films and Sil-Metropole Organization, January 2013); Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters: An IMAX 3D Experience (Paramount Pictures, January 2013); Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons: An IMAX 3D Experience (Bingo Movie Development Ltd, February 2013); Top Gun: An IMAX 3D Experience (Paramount Pictures, February 2013); A Good Day to Die Hard: The IMAX Experience (Twentieth Century Fox, February 2013); Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience (Warner Bros., March 2013); Oz: The Great and Powerful: An IMAX 3D Experience (Walt Disney Pictures, March 2013); G.I. Joe: Retaliation: An IMAX 3D Experience (Paramount Pictures, March 2013); Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods: An IMAX 3D Experience (Toei Animation Company, March 2013); Oblivion: The IMAX Experience (Universal Pictures, April 2013); Jurassic Park: An IMAX 3D Experience (Universal Pictures, April 2013); Iron Man 3: An IMAX 3D Experience (Walt Disney Pictures, May 2013); Star Trek: Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience (Paramount Pictures, May 2013); Man of Steel: The IMAX Experience (Warner Bros., June 2013); Pacific Rim: An IMAX 3D Experience (Warner Bros., July 2013); 300: Rise of an Empire: An IMAX 3D Experience (Warner Bros., August 2013); Riddick Sequel: The IMAX Experience (Universal Pictures, September 2013); Gravity: An IMAX 3D Experience (Warner Bros., October 2013); Stalingrad: An IMAX 3D Experience (AR Films, October 2013, Russia and the CIS only ); Seventh Son: An IMAX 3D Experience (Warner Bros., October 2013); The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: The IMAX Experience (Lionsgate, November 2013); The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: An IMAX 3D Experience (Warner Bros., December 2013); and Dhoom 3: The IMAX Experience (Yash Raj Films, 2013, India only).IMAX CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONSIn accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)Three MonthsYear EndedEnded December 31,Ended December 31,2012 2011*20122011*RevenuesEquipment and product sales$22,405$26,657$78,161$85,016Services 34,294 26,349136,606106,720Rentals 18,356 9,39461,26834,810Finance income 1,986 1,7537,5236,162Other 732 2,5237323,848 77,773 66,676284,290236,556Costs and expenses applicable to revenuesEquipment and product sales 9,811 10,14737,53838,742Services 17,239 21,26272,61769,277Rentals 8,434 4,82321,40214,301Other - 612-1,018 35,484 36,844131,557123,338Gross margin 42,289 29,832152,733113,218Selling, general and administrative expenses 22,529 17,09381,56073,157(including share-based compensation expense of $2.9 million and $13.1 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively (2011 - expense of $2.7 million and $11.7 million, respectively))Provision for arbitration award - --2,055Research and development 3,788 1,80311,4117,829Amortization of intangibles 174 125706465Receivable provisions, net of recoveries (305)8045241,570Asset impairments - 20-28Impairment of available-for-sale investment - -150-Income from operations 16,103 9,98758,38228,114Interest income 12 138557Interest recovery (expense) 686 (402)(689)(1,827)Income from continuing operations before income taxes 16,801 9,59857,77826,344(Provision for) recovery of income taxes (3,594)(2,861)(15,079)(9,293)Loss from equity-accounted investments (324)(479)(1,362)(1,791)Net Income $12,883$6,258$41,337$15,260Net income per share - basic & diluted:Net income per share - basic$0.19$0.10$0.63$0.24Net income per share - diluted$0.19$0.09$0.61$0.22Weighted average number of shares outstanding (000's):Basic 66,264 64,79965,85464,504Fully Diluted 68,281 67,46067,93367,859Additional Disclosure:Depreciation and amortization(1)$8,0847,143$32,78825,163_______________(1)Includes less than $0.1 million and $0.2 million of amortization of deferred financing costs charged to interest expense for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 (2011 - less than $0.1 million and $0.4 million respectively).*Reflects a revision resulting from an adjustment to reflect an unfunded postretirement obligation of the Company.IMAX CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETSIn accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(In thousands of U.S. dollars)As at December 31,20122011*AssetsCash and cash equivalents$21,336$18,138Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,564 (December 31, 2011 — $1,840)42,00746,659Financing receivables 94,19386,714Inventories 15,79419,747Prepaid expenses3,8333,126Film assets 3,7372,388Property, plant and equipment 113,610101,253Other assets 23,96314,238Deferred income taxes36,46151,046Goodwill39,02739,027Other intangible assets 27,91124,913Total assets$421,872$407,249LiabilitiesBank indebtedness $11,000$55,083Accounts payable15,14428,985Accrued and other liabilities 68,69558,855Deferred revenue73,95474,458Total liabilities168,793217,381Commitments and contingenciesShareholders' equityCapital stock common shares — no par value. Authorized — unlimited number. Issued and outstanding — 66,482,425 (December 31, 2011 — 65,052,740)313,744303,395Other equity28,89217,510Deficit(87,166)(128,503)Accumulated other comprehensive loss(2,391)(2,534)Total shareholders' equity253,079189,868Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$421,872$407,249IMAX CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWSIn accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(In thousands of U.S. dollars)Years Ended December 31,20122011*Cash provided by (used in):Operating ActivitiesNet income$41,337$15,260Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operations:Depreciation and amortization 32,78825,163Write-downs, net of recoveries 1,6071,954Change in deferred income taxes14,7247,994Stock and other non-cash compensation14,22012,814Provision for arbitration award-2,055Foreign currency exchange (gain) loss(329)1,255Loss from equity-accounted investments1,3621,791Gain on non-cash contribution to equity-accounted investees -(404)Investment in film assets(16,817)(12,256)Changes in other non-cash operating assets and liabilities (15,262)(49,379)Net cash provided by operating activities73,6306,247Investing ActivitiesPurchase of property, plant and equipment(6,055)(5,528)Investment in joint revenue sharing equipment(23,257)(33,290)Investment in new business ventures(381)(2,483)Acquisition of other intangible assets(5,826)(22,206)Net cash used in investing activities(35,519)(63,507)Financing ActivitiesIncrease in bank indebtedness 9,91775,083Repayment of bank indebtedness (54,000)(37,500)Common shares issued - stock options exercised 8,9207,864Proceeds from disgorgement of stock sale profits314-Credit Facility amendment fees paid-(306)Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(34,849)45,141Effects of exchange rate changes on cash(64)(133)Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents during year3,198(12,252)Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year18,13830,390Cash and cash equivalents, end of year$21,336$18,138IMAX CORPORATIONSELECTED FINANCIAL DATAIn accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(In thousands of U.S. dollars)The Company has seven reportable segments identified by category of product sold or service provided: IMAX systems; theater system maintenance; joint revenue sharing arrangements; film production and IMAX DMR; film distribution; film post-production; theater operations; and other. The IMAX systems segment designs, manufactures, sells or leases IMAX theater projection system equipment. The theater system maintenance segment maintains IMAX theater projection system equipment in the IMAX theater network. The joint revenue sharing arrangements segment provides IMAX theater projection system equipment to an exhibitor in exchange for a share of the box-office and concessions revenue. The film production and IMAX DMR segment produces films and performs film re-mastering services. The film distribution segment distributes films for which the Company has distribution rights. The film post-production segment provides film post-production and film print services. The other segment includes theater operations from certain IMAX theaters, camera rentals and other miscellaneous items.Three MonthsYear EndedEnded December 31,Ended December 31,2012 201120122011RevenueIMAX systemsSales and sales-type leases$20,237$26,552$69,988$81,310Ongoing rent, fees, and finance income 4,105 3,27013,41711,890 24,342 29,82283,40593,200Theater system maintenance 7,751 6,57028,62924,840Joint revenue sharing arrangements 17,049 8,38257,52630,764FilmProduction and IMAX DMR 19,245 12,31278,05050,592Distribution 3,100 3,21714,22216,074Post-production 2,126 2,5497,9048,235 24,471 18,078100,17674,901Other 4,160 3,82414,55412,851Total$77,773$66,676$284,290$236,556Gross marginsIMAX systems(1)Sales and sales-type leases$11,715$17,088$36,974$45,251Ongoing rent, fees, and finance income 4,055 3,37213,27111,678 15,770 20,46050,24556,929Theater system maintenance 2,848 2,52510,9709,437Joint revenue sharing arrangements(1) 8,968 3,81337,30817,605FilmProduction and IMAX DMR(1) 13,641 2,33949,35523,574Distribution(1) 223 4942,3563,025Post-production 581 1811,9542,985 14,445 3,01453,66529,584Other 258 20545(337)Total$42,289$29,832$152,733$113,218_______________(1)IMAX systems include commission costs of $0.6 million and $2.7 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, respectively (2011 — $0.9 million and $2.4 million, respectively). Joint revenue sharing arrangements segment margins include advertising, marketing and commission costs of $1.3 million and $3.4 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, respectively (2011 — $1.9 million and $5.4 million, respectively). Production and DMR segment margins include marketing costs of $1.1 million and $3.3 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, respectively (2011 — $1.9 million and $3.8 million, respectively). Distribution segment margins include marketing costs of $0.3 million and $1.5 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, respectively (2011 — $0.2 million and $1.9 million, respectively).IMAX CORPORATIONOTHER INFORMATION(In thousands of U.S. dollars)Non-GAAP Financial Measures:In this release, the Company presents adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share as supplemental measures of performance of the Company, which are not recognized under United States generally accepted accounting principals ("GAAP"). The Company presents adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share because it believes that they are important supplemental measures of its comparable controllable operating performance and it wants to ensure that its investors fully understand the impact of its variable share-based compensation, provision for arbitration award and deferred taxes on its net income. Management uses these measures to review operating performance on a comparable basis from period to period. However, these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net income and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP.Adjusted EBITDA is calculated on a basis consistent with the Company's Credit Facility, which refers to Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA. As of December 31, 2012, the Credit Facility provided that the Company was required to maintain a ratio of funded debt (as defined in the Credit Agreement) to EBITDA (as defined in the Credit Agreement) of not more than 2:1. The Company was also required to maintain a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) of not less than 1.1:1.0. As of December 31, 2012, under the terms of the Credit Facility, the Company was required to maintain minimum Excess Availability of not less than $5.0 million and minimum Cash and Excess Availability of not less than $15.0 million. The ratio of funded debt to EBITDA was 0.10:1 as at December 31, 2012, where Funded Debt (as defined in the Credit Agreement) is the sum of all obligations evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or similar instruments and was $11.0 million. EBITDA is calculated as follows: Quarter Ended December 31,Year Ended December 31,20122011*20122011*Net income$12,883$6,258$41,337$15,260Add (subtract): Loss for equity-accounted investments3244791,3621,791Provision for income taxes3,5952,86015,0799,293Interest (recovery) expense net of interest income(698)3896041,770Depreciation and amortization including film asset amortization8,0417,10032,61824,774Write-downs net of recoveries including asset impairments and receivable provisions911,1131,6071,954Stock and other non-cash compensation3,1212,93614,22012,814Adjusted EBITDA$27,357$21,135$106,827$67,657IMAX CORPORATIONOTHER INFORMATION(in thousands of U.S. dollars)Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Per Share Calculations – Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 vs. 2011:The Company reported net income of $12.9 million or $0.20 per basic share and $0.19 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2012 as compared to $6.3 million or $0.10 per basic share and $0.09 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income for the quarter includes a $2.9 million charge or $0.04 per diluted share (2011 – $2.7 million or $0.04 per diluted share) for stock-based compensation. Adjusted net income, which consists of net income excluding the impact of stock-based compensation and the related tax impact, was $15.7 million or $0.23 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2012 as compared to adjusted net income of $8.9 million or $0.13 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011. A reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, to adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share is presented in the table below:Three Months EndedThree Months EndedDecember 31, 2012December 31, 2011*Net IncomeDiluted EPSNet IncomeDiluted EPSReported$12,883$0.19$6,258$0.09Adjustments:Stock-based compensation2,8610.042,7080.04Tax impact on item listed above(77)-(113)-Adjusted$15,667$0.23$8,853$0.13Weighted average diluted shares outstanding68,28167,460Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Per Share Calculations – Year Ended December 31, 2012 vs. 2011:The Company reported net income of $41.3 million or $0.63 per basic share and $0.61 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2012 as compared to net income of $15.3 million or $0.24 per basic share and $0.22 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2011. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 includes a $13.1 million charge or 0.19 per diluted share (2011 — $11.7 million or 0.17 per diluted share) for stock-based compensation. Net income for December 31, 2011 also includes a one-time $2.1 million pre-tax charge ($0.03 per diluted share) due to an arbitration award arising from an arbitration proceeding brought against the Company in connection with a discontinued subsidiary. Adjusted net income, which consists of net income excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, the charge for arbitration award and the related tax impact, was $54.3 million or $0.80 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2012 as compared to adjusted net income of $28.0 million or $0.41 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2011. A reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, to adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share is presented in the table below:Year EndedYear EndedDecember 31, 2012December 31, 2011*Net IncomeDiluted EPSNet IncomeDiluted EPSNet income$41,337$0.61$15,260$0.22Adjustments:Stock-based compensation13,1130.1911,6810.17Provision for arbitration award--2,0550.03Tax impact on items listed above(160)-(973)(0.01)Adjusted net income$54,290$0.80$28,023$0.41Weighted average diluted shares outstanding67,93367,859Free Cash Flow:Free cash flow is defined as cash provided by operating activities minus cash used in investing activities (from the consolidated statements of cash flows). Cash provided by operating activities consist of net income, plus depreciation and amortization, plus the change in deferred income taxes, plus other non-cash items, plus changes in working capital, less investment in film assets, plus other changes in operating assets and liabilities. Cash used in investing activities includes capital expenditures, acquisitions and other cash used in investing activities. Management views free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure, as a measure of the Company's after-tax cash flow available to reduce debt, add to cash balances, and fund other financing activities. A reconciliation of cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow is presented in the table below: For theFor theQuarter EndedYear Ended(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)December 31, 2012December 31, 2012Net cash provided by operating activities $19,720$73,630Net cash (used in) investing activities (12,319)(35,519)Free cash flow$7,401$38,111SOURCE: IMAX CorporationFor further information: http://www.imax.comhttp://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111107/MM01969LOGOPRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com