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CBS Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CBS Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

16:01 EDT Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Revenues of $3.7 Billion, Up 11%
OIBDA of $952 Million, Up 5%
Operating Income of $838 Million, Up 6%
Diluted EPS of $.76, Up 12%

NEW YORK, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) today reported its highest ever quarterly profits for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

"CBS's remarkable momentum continues to build," said Sumner Redstone, Executive Chairman, CBS Corporation. "This is a Company built for long-term success, and I know Les and his team will continue to execute in the quarters and years to come."

"Double-digit revenue growth?and the best quarterly profits we've ever had?add up to a phenomenal quarter for CBS," said Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. "Across the board, CBS's world-class content continues to drive our results. From Under the Dome, which is changing the face of summer programming on network television, to Ray Donovan, which has refilled the pipeline at Showtime in a big way, new owned content continues to flourish throughout our Company. As a result, our base business is thriving, and our non-advertising revenue sources are having a bigger impact on our results all the time. Looking ahead, the opportunities to monetize our content are more exciting than ever. In addition, we are well on our way to completing our strategic initiatives in our Outdoor segment?including the pending sale of our business in Europe and Asia and the separation of our Outdoor Americas business, which is right on track. All of this gives us great confidence in our future, and it's why we announced last week our largest increase ever to our share repurchase program. We remain committed to returning value to our shareholders, and we are certain we can deliver lucrative results for the remainder of this year, next year, and beyond as well."

Second Quarter 2013 Results  Revenues of $3.70 billion for the second quarter of 2013 grew 11% from $3.33 billion in the same prior-year period, with increases in each revenue type. The growth was led by a 22% increase in content licensing and distribution revenues, which was driven by licensing agreements for digital streaming and international syndication. Advertising revenues were up 5%, partly from the timing of the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship ("NCAA Tournament"), which aired during the second quarter in 2013 versus the first quarter in 2012, as well as increases in underlying network advertising. Affiliate and subscription fee revenues rose 18%, reflecting the impact of a pay-per-view boxing event, and growth from retransmission revenues and fees from CBS Television Network affiliated television stations.

Operating income before depreciation and amortization ("OIBDA") of $952 million increased 5% in the second quarter of 2013 from $911 million for the same prior-year period, with growth in every operating segment. Operating income of $838 million increased 6% from $792 million in the second quarter of 2012. The OIBDA and operating income growth was primarily driven by the higher revenues, which were partially offset by increased investment in television content and higher sports programming costs from the timing of the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Net earnings from continuing operations were $476 million for the second quarter of 2013, up from $452 million for the same prior-year period. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 12% to $.76 from $.68 for the second quarter of 2012, reflecting the Company's operating income growth, lower interest expense from the Company's 2012 debt refinancing activities, and lower weighted average shares outstanding as a result of the Company's ongoing share repurchase program.

Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to reported results are included at the end of this earnings release.

Free Cash Flow, Balance Sheet and Liquidity  During the second quarter of 2013, the Company made discretionary pension contributions of $150 million to prefund its qualified plans. Free cash flow for the quarter, which includes these contributions, was $414 million compared with $564 million for the same prior-year period. For the first half of 2013, free cash flow was $990 million compared with $1.18 billion for the first half of 2012. The Company generated operating cash flow from continuing operations of $1.07 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2013, versus $1.27 billion for the comparable prior-year period.

Also during the second quarter of 2013, the Company repurchased 10.4 million shares of CBS Corp. Class B Common Stock, including 6.1 million shares that were repurchased on the open market for $296 million and 4.3 million shares that were delivered upon the settlement of the accelerated share repurchase transaction that was initiated during the first quarter of 2013. On July 25, 2013, the Company announced that it expanded its share repurchase program to a total availability of $6 billion, an increase of $5.1 billion. Since the share repurchase program was initiated in January 2011, through June 30, 2013, the Company has repurchased 112.2 million shares of its Class B Common Stock for $3.75 billion.

At June 30, 2013, the Company's debt outstanding was $6.42 billion, and its cash on hand was $282 million.

Consolidated and Segment Results (dollars in millions) The tables below present the Company's revenues by segment and type as well as its segment operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, restructuring charges and impairment charges ("Segment OIBDA") and operating income (loss) by segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, and 2012. Reconciliations of all non-GAAP measures to reported results are included at the end of this earnings release.

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

Revenues by Segment

2013

2012

2013

2012

Entertainment

$

2,008

$

1,707

$

4,547

$

4,025

Cable Networks

518

446

996

898

Publishing

189

189

360

365

Content Group

2,715

2,342

5,903

5,288

Local Broadcasting

698

704

1,336

1,326

Outdoor Americas

335

334

616

622

Local Group

1,033

1,038

1,952

1,948

Eliminations

(49)

(51)

(116)

(111)

Total Revenues

$

3,699

$

3,329

$

7,739

$

7,125

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

Revenues by Type

2013

2012

2013

2012

Advertising

$

2,090

$

1,995

$

4,545

$

4,265

Content licensing and distribution

997

816

2,005

1,833

Affiliate and subscription fees

549

465

1,068

920

Other

63

53

121

107

Total Revenues

$

3,699

$

3,329

$

7,739

$

7,125

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

Segment OIBDA

2013

2012

2013

2012

Entertainment

$

429

$

426

$

909

$

837

Cable Networks

207

190

438

399

Publishing

21

9

33

19

Content Group

657

625

1,380

1,255

Local Broadcasting

255

248

454

419

Outdoor Americas

107

103

181

179

Local Group

362

351

635

598

Corporate

(67)

(65)

(147)

(135)

Adjusted OIBDA

952

911

1,868

1,718

Impairment charges

?

?

?

(11)

Total OIBDA

$

952

$

911

$

1,868

$

1,707

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

Operating Income (Loss)

2013

2012

2013

2012

Entertainment

$

391

$

385

$

831

$

755

Cable Networks

202

184

429

388

Publishing

20

7

30

15

Content Group

613

576

1,290

1,158

Local Broadcasting

234

225

410

363

Outdoor Americas

65

62

97

95

Local Group

299

287

507

458

Corporate

(74)

(71)

(159)

(147)

Total Operating Income

$

838

$

792

$

1,638

$

1,469

 

Entertainment (CBS Television Network, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Films, and CBS Interactive)   Entertainment revenues of $2.01 billion for the second quarter of 2013 increased 18% from $1.71 billion for the same prior-year period. This increase was driven by higher revenues from the licensing of television programming for digital streaming and international syndication, higher advertising revenues, and growth in network affiliation fees. The increase in advertising revenue reflects 11% growth at the CBS Television Network and increases at CBS Interactive. The timing of the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament contributed seven percentage points to the CBS Television Network's advertising growth.

Entertainment OIBDA for the second quarter of 2013 of $429 million increased 1% from $426 million for the same prior-year period, as the revenue growth was offset by increased investment in television content and higher sports programming costs from the timing of the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Cable Networks (Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Networks) Cable Networks revenues for the second quarter of 2013 increased 16% to $518 million from $446 million for the same prior-year period. The growth was driven by revenues from a pay-per-view boxing event, higher revenues from the licensing of Showtime original series for digital streaming, and higher affiliate revenues. The increase in affiliate revenues reflects growth in rates and subscriptions at Showtime Networks (which includes Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix), CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Networks.

Cable Networks OIBDA for the second quarter of 2013 increased 9% to $207 million from $190 million for the same prior-year period, primarily a result of the revenue growth. The OIBDA increase was partially offset by higher sports programming costs, including the pay-per-view boxing event, as well as higher advertising and marketing costs to promote Showtime series.

Publishing (Simon & Schuster) Publishing revenues of $189 million for the second quarter of 2013 were comparable with the same prior-year period, as continued growth in digital book sales was offset by lower print book sales. Digital book sales increased 39% from the same prior-year period and represented 29% of Publishing's total revenues, compared with 21% for the second quarter of 2012. Best-selling titles in the second quarter included Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

Publishing OIBDA for the second quarter of 2013 increased $12 million to $21 million from $9 million for the same prior-year period, as the more profitable digital book sales continued to grow and last year's second quarter included a charge related to a legal matter.

Local Broadcasting (CBS Television Stations and CBS Radio) Local Broadcasting revenues for the second quarter of 2013 decreased 1% to $698 million from $704 million for the same prior-year period. CBS Television Stations revenues decreased 1%, primarily reflecting lower political advertising. CBS Radio revenues remained flat compared with the same prior-year period, as the benefit of the new CBS Sports Radio network was offset by the impact of radio station dispositions in 2012.

Local Broadcasting OIBDA for the second quarter of 2013 increased 3% to $255 million from $248 million for the same prior-year period, principally because of lower programming and production costs.

Outdoor Americas (CBS Outdoor) Outdoor Americas revenues for the second quarter of 2013 increased slightly to $335 million from $334 million for the same prior-year period, as growth in the U.S. was offset by lower revenues in Canada and Mexico. Revenues in the U.S. grew 2%, driven by a 5% increase in the billboard business.

Outdoor Americas OIBDA for the second quarter of 2013 rose 4% to $107 million from $103 million for the same prior-year period. The increase was driven by the revenue growth and lower costs associated with the renewal of a transit contract.

Corporate Corporate expenses before depreciation for the second quarter of 2013 increased $2 million to $67 million from $65 million for the same prior-year period, reflecting higher costs associated with the increase in the Company's stock price and the conversion of Outdoor Americas to a Real Estate Investment Trust ("REIT"). These increases were partially offset by lower pension and postretirement benefit costs, primarily reflecting the benefit from prefunding pension plans in 2012 and the favorable performance of pension plan assets in 2012.

Outdoor Transactions In July 2013, the Company entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Platinum Equity for the sale of the Company's outdoor advertising business in Europe and Asia for approximately $225 million. The transaction is expected to be completed during 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company's outdoor business in Europe and Asia has been presented as a discontinued operation.

During the first quarter of 2013, the Company submitted a private letter ruling request with the Internal Revenue Service to qualify its Outdoor Americas business as a REIT. During the second quarter of 2013, a preliminary registration statement was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the proposed initial public offering of the common stock of CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. The Company currently expects to dispose of the shares of CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. that it will own after the completion of the offering. These actions are subject to customary approvals and market conditions.

About CBS Corporation CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand ? "the Eye" ? one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains both historical and forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather reflect the Company's current expectations concerning future results and events. Similarly, statements that describe our objectives, plans or goals are or may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult to predict and which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: advertising market conditions generally; changes in the public acceptance of the Company's programming; changes in technology and its effect on competition in the Company's markets; changes in the Federal Communications laws and regulations; the impact of piracy on the Company's products; the impact of the consolidation in the market for the Company's programming; the impact of negotiations or the loss of affiliation agreements or retransmission agreements; the inability to obtain the requisite regulatory approvals and changes in legislation, tax rules or market conditions, which could adversely impact timing and the ability to consummate or achieve the benefits of transactions involving the Company's Outdoor business; the inability to complete the divestiture of the Company's Outdoor operations in Europe and Asia; other domestic and global economic, business, competitive and/or other regulatory factors affecting the Company's businesses generally; the impact of union activity, including possible strikes or work stoppages or the Company's inability to negotiate favorable terms for contract renewals; and other factors described in the Company's news releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including but not limited to the Company's most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. The forward-looking statements included in this document are made only as of the date of this document, and under section 27A of the Securities Act and section 21E of the Exchange Act, we do not have any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

 

CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Revenues

$

3,699

$

3,329

$

7,739

$

7,125

Operating income

838

792

1,638

1,469

Interest expense

(93)

(104)

(188)

(214)

Interest income

2

1

4

3

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

?

?

?

25

Other items, net

(7)

3

(9)

8

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

740

692

1,445

1,291

Provision for income taxes

(256)

(228)

(490)

(429)

Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

(8)

(12)

(16)

(16)

Net earnings from continuing operations

476

452

939

846

Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

(4)

(25)

(24)

(56)

Net earnings

$

472

$

427

$

915

$

790

Basic net earnings (loss) per common share:

Net earnings from continuing operations

$

.78

$

.70

$

1.53

$

1.31

Net loss from discontinued operations

$

(.01)

$

(.04)

$

(.04)

$

(.09)

Net earnings

$

.78

$

.66

$

1.49

$

1.22

Diluted net earnings (loss) per common share:

Net earnings from continuing operations

$

.76

$

.68

$

1.49

$

1.27

Net loss from discontinued operations

$

(.01)

$

(.04)

$

(.04)

$

(.08)

Net earnings

$

.76

$

.65

$

1.45

$

1.19

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

609

646

615

648

Diluted

624

661

631

664

Dividends per common share

$

.12

$

.10

$

.24

$

.20

 

CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited; in millions)

At

At

June 30, 2013

December 31, 2012

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

282

$

708

Receivables, net

2,998

3,137

Programming and other inventory

449

859

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,041

1,016

Total current assets

4,770

5,720

Property and equipment

4,917

4,988

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

2,689

2,717

Net property and equipment

2,228

2,271

Programming and other inventory

1,545

1,582

Goodwill

8,569

8,567

Intangible assets

6,480

6,515

Other assets

2,101

1,811

Total Assets

$

25,693

$

26,466

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Accounts payable

$

218

$

386

Participants' share and royalties payable

861

953

Program rights

400

455

Commercial paper

453

?

Current portion of long-term debt

21

18

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

1,872

2,129

Total current liabilities

3,825

3,941

Long-term debt

5,949

5,904

Other liabilities

6,318

6,408

Total Stockholders' Equity

9,601

10,213

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

25,693

$

26,466

 

CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited; in millions)

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2013

2012

Operating Activities:

Net earnings

$

915

$

790

Less: Net loss from discontinued operations

(24)

(56)

Net earnings from continuing operations

939

846

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings from continuing operations

to net cash flow provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

230

238

Impairment charges

?

11

Stock-based compensation

109

80

Redemption of debt

?

(25)

Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax and distributions

24

19

Change in assets and liabilities, net of investing and financing activities

(229)

99

Net cash flow provided by operating activities from continuing operations

1,073

1,268

Net cash flow used for operating activities from discontinued operations

(22)

(10)

Net cash flow provided by operating activities

1,051

1,258

Investing Activities:

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(30)

(69)

Capital expenditures

(83)

(84)

Investments in and advances to investee companies

(139)

(39)

Proceeds from sale of investments

18

6

Proceeds from dispositions

12

1

Net cash flow used for investing activities from continuing operations

(222)

(185)

Net cash flow used for investing activities from discontinued operations

(8)

(9)

Net cash flow used for investing activities

(230)

(194)

Financing Activities:

Proceeds from short-term debt borrowings, net

452

?

Proceeds from issuance of notes

?

1,567

Repayment of notes

?

(700)

Payment of capital lease obligations

(9)

(10)

Payment of contingent consideration

(30)

(33)

Dividends

(155)

(135)

Purchase of Company common stock

(1,579)

(564)

Payment of payroll taxes in lieu of issuing shares for stock-based compensation

(139)

(105)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

98

71

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

119

73

Other financing activities

(4)

?

Net cash flow (used for) provided by financing activities

(1,247)

164

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(426)

1,228

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

708

660

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

282

$

1,888

 

CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION (Unaudited; in millions)

Segment Operating Income (Loss) Before Depreciation and Amortization ("OIBDA") and Adjusted OIBDA

The Company presents Segment OIBDA as the primary measure of profit and loss for its operating segments in accordance with FASB guidance for segment reporting.

The following tables set forth the Company's OIBDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 and adjusted OIBDA for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The Company defines OIBDA as net earnings (loss) adjusted to exclude the following line items presented in its Consolidated Statements of Operations: Net earnings (loss) from discontinued operations; Equity in earnings (loss) of investee companies, net of tax; Provision for income taxes; Other items, net; Gain on early extinguishment of debt; Interest income; Interest expense; and Depreciation and amortization. The Company defines "Adjusted OIBDA" as OIBDA excluding restructuring and impairment charges. For each individual operating segment, Adjusted OIBDA is also known as "Segment OIBDA".

The Company uses Adjusted OIBDA (or Segment OIBDA for each segment), as well as Adjusted OIBDA margin, to, among other things, evaluate the Company's operating performance, to value prospective acquisitions and as one of several components of incentive compensation targets for certain management personnel. These measures are among the primary measures used by management for planning and forecasting of future periods, and they are important indicators of the Company's operational strength and business performance because they provide a link between profitability and operating cash flow. The Company believes these measures are relevant and useful for investors because they allow investors to view performance in a manner similar to the method used by the Company's management, help improve investors' understanding of the Company's operating performance, and make it easier for investors to compare the Company's results with other companies that have different financing and capital structures or tax rates. In addition, these are among the primary measures used externally by the Company's investors, analysts and industry peers for purposes of valuation and for the comparison of the Company's operating performance to other companies in its industry.

Because Adjusted OIBDA is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), it should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, net earnings (loss) as an indicator of operating performance. Adjusted OIBDA, as the Company calculates it, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. In addition, this measure does not necessarily represent funds available for discretionary use and is not necessarily a measure of the Company's ability to fund its cash needs. As Adjusted OIBDA excludes certain financial information that is included in net earnings (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions which are excluded. The Company provides the following reconciliations of Adjusted OIBDA to operating income and net earnings (loss), the most directly comparable amounts reported under GAAP. In addition, the following tables also provide reconciliations of Segment OIBDA for each segment to such segment's operating income (loss).

Three Months Ended June 30, 2013

Depreciation

Operating

OIBDA

and Amortization

Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

429

$

(38)

$

391

Cable Networks

207

(5)

202

Publishing

21

(1)

20

Content Group

657

(44)

613

Local Broadcasting

255

(21)

234

Outdoor Americas

107

(42)

65

Local Group

362

(63)

299

Corporate

(67)

(7)

(74)

Total

$

952

$

(114)

$

838

Margin (a)

26%

23%

Three Months Ended June 30, 2012

Depreciation

Operating

OIBDA

and Amortization

Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

426

$

(41)

$

385

Cable Networks

190

(6)

184

Publishing

9

(2)

7

Content Group

625

(49)

576

Local Broadcasting

248

(23)

225

Outdoor Americas

103

(41)

62

Local Group

351

(64)

287

Corporate

(65)

(6)

(71)

Total

$

911

$

(119)

$

792

Margin (a)

27%

24%

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

2013

2012

Total OIBDA

$

952

$

911

Depreciation and amortization

(114)

(119)

Operating income

838

792

Interest expense

(93)

(104)

Interest income

2

1

Other items, net

(7)

3

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

740

692

Provision for income taxes

(256)

(228)

Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

(8)

(12)

Net earnings from continuing operations

476

452

Net loss from discontinued operations

(4)

(25)

Net earnings

$

472

$

427

 

(a)      Margin is defined as OIBDA or operating income, as applicable, divided by revenues.

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

Depreciation

Operating

OIBDA

and Amortization

Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

909

$

(78)

$

831

Cable Networks

438

(9)

429

Publishing

33

(3)

30

Content Group

1,380

(90)

1,290

Local Broadcasting

454

(44)

410

Outdoor Americas

181

(84)

97

Local Group

635

(128)

507

Corporate

(147)

(12)

(159)

Total

$

1,868

$

(230)

$

1,638

Margin (a)

24%

21%

Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

Adjusted

Depreciation

Impairment

Operating

OIBDA

and Amortization

Charges

Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

837

$

(82)

$

?

$

755

Cable Networks

399

(11)

?

388

Publishing

19

(4)

?

15

Content Group

1,255

(97)

?

1,158

Local Broadcasting

419

(45)

(11)

363

Outdoor Americas

179

(84)

?

95

Local Group

598

(129)

(11)

458

Corporate

(135)

(12)

?

(147)

Total

$

1,718

$

(238)

$

(11)

$

1,469

Margin (a)

24%

21%

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

2013

2012

Adjusted OIBDA

$

1,868

$

1,718

Impairment charges

?

(11)

Total OIBDA

1,868

1,707

Depreciation and amortization

(230)

(238)

Operating income

1,638

1,469

Interest expense

(188)

(214)

Interest income

4

3

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

?

25

Other items, net

(9)

8

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

1,445

1,291

Provision for income taxes

(490)

(429)

Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

(16)

(16)

Net earnings from continuing operations

939

846

Net loss from discontinued operations

(24)

(56)

Net earnings

$

915

$

790

 

(a)      Margin is defined as OIBDA, Adjusted OIBDA or operating income, as applicable, divided by revenues.

Free Cash Flow 

The Company defines free cash flow as its net cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities before operating cash flow from discontinued operations and less capital expenditures. The Company's calculation of free cash flow includes capital expenditures because investment in capital expenditures is a use of cash that is directly related to the Company's operations. The Company's net cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Management believes free cash flow provides investors with an important perspective on the cash available to the Company to service debt, make strategic acquisitions and investments, maintain its capital assets, satisfy its tax obligations, and fund ongoing operations and working capital needs. As a result, free cash flow is a significant measure of the Company's ability to generate long-term value. It is useful for investors to know whether this ability is being enhanced or degraded as a result of the Company's operating performance. The Company believes the presentation of free cash flow is relevant and useful for investors because it allows investors to evaluate the cash generated from the Company's underlying operations in a manner similar to the method used by management. Free cash flow is one of several components of incentive compensation targets for certain management personnel. In addition, free cash flow is a primary measure used externally by the Company's investors, analysts and industry peers for purposes of valuation and comparison of the Company's operating performance to other companies in its industry.

As free cash flow is not a measure calculated in accordance with GAAP, free cash flow should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, either net cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities as a measure of liquidity or net earnings (loss) as a measure of operating performance. Free cash flow, as the Company calculates it, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. In addition, free cash flow as a measure of liquidity has certain limitations, does not necessarily represent funds available for discretionary use, and is not necessarily a measure of the Company's ability to fund its cash needs. When comparing free cash flow to net cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions that are not reflected in free cash flow. The following table presents a reconciliation of the Company's net cash flow provided by operating activities to free cash flow.

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net cash flow provided by operating activities

$

464

$

612

$

1,051

$

1,258

Capital expenditures

(49)

(49)

(83)

(84)

Exclude operating cash flow from discontinued operations

1

(1)

(22)

(10)

Free cash flow

$

414

$

564

$

990

$

1,184

The following table presents a summary of the Company's cash flows:

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net cash flow provided by operating activities

$

464

$

612

$

1,051

$

1,258

Net cash flow used for investing activities

$

(176)

$

(54)

$

(230)

$

(194)

Net cash flow (used for) provided by financing activities

$

(415)

$

536

$

(1,247)

$

164

 

 

SOURCE CBS Corporation

For further information: Press: Gil Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, (212) 975-2121, gdschwartz@cbs.com, or Dana McClintock, Executive Vice President of Communications, (212) 975-1077, dlmcclintock@cbs.com; or Investors: Adam Townsend, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations, (212) 975-5292, adam.townsend@cbs.com, or Jessica Kourakos, Vice President, Investor Relations, (212) 975-6106, jessica.kourakos@cbs.com

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