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On May 3, 2022, Paramount Global issued a press release announcing earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated by reference herein in its entirety.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99||Press release of Paramount Global dated May 3, 2022, announcing earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Name:||Christa A. D’Alimonte|
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General Counsel and Secretary
Date: May 3, 2022
EARNINGS PRESS RELEASE | May 3, 2022 PARAMOUNT REPORTS Q1 2022 EARNINGS RESULTS « Continued Momentum in Direct-to-Consumer (DTC), With Strong Consumer Demand in the Quarter Grew Total Global Streaming Subscribers to Over 62M, Driven by 6.8M Paramount+ Subscriber Additions Expanded Pluto TV Global Monthly Active Users (MAUs) to Nearly 68M « Robust Monetization in DTC, With Revenue up 82% Year-Over-Year to $1.1 Billion Achieved 95% Growth in DTC Subscription Revenue, Fueled by Paramount+ Generated a 59% Increase in DTC Advertising Revenue, Driven by Pluto TV « Ongoing Strength at TV Media and Filmed Entertainment Year-To-Date CBS is the #1 Network For the 14th Consecutive Season Paramount Pictures Opened Four #1 Films in a Row; Next Up, Top Gun Maverick The first quarter once again demonstrated the power and potential of Paramounts unique assets and the companys continued momentum. Our differentiated playbook including a broad content line up, a streaming STATEMENT FROM business model that spans ad-supported and subscription, and a global BOB BAKISH portfolio that links streaming with theatrical and television drove strength PRESIDENT & CEO across our entire ecosystem, including DTC revenue growth of 82% and 6.8 million Paramount+ subscriber additions. Our strategy is working and our execution is strong, as we remain focused on delivering a great experience for consumers and a compelling financial model to our shareholders. Q1 2022 CONSOLIDATED RESULTS* Total company revenue decreased 1%, which included an impact of 6 percentage points from CBSs broadcast of Super Bowl LV in the year ago period. Excluding the Super Bowl comparison, Q1 revenue grew 5%. $ IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS Three Months Ended March 31 GAAP 2022 2021 B/(W)% Revenue $ 7,328 $ 7,412 (1)% TV Media 5,645 5,993 (6)% Direct-to-Consumer 1,089 598 82 % Filmed Entertainment 624 860 (27)% Eliminations (30) (39) 23 % Operating income $ 775 $ 1,528 (49)% Diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to Paramount $ .58 $ 1.42 (59)% Non-GAAP Adjusted OIBDA $ 913 $ 1,627 (44)% Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to Paramount $ .60 $ 1.52 (61)% Non-GAAP measures are detailed in the Supplemental Disclosures at the end of this release. *During 4Q20, Paramount entered into an agreement to sell Simon & Schuster. Simon & Schuster has been presented as a discontinued operation in the companys consolidated financial statements for all periods.
Q1 2022 EARNINGS SEGMENTS DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER Q1 HIGHLIGHTS Global streaming subscribers rose to more than 62M, adding 6.3M total subscribers in the quarter. Subscriber additions were driven by Paramount+, which added 6.8M subscribers in the quarter, bringing Paramount+ total subscribers to almost 40M. Other DTC services subscribers declined, primarily due to timing of new programming. During the quarter, diverse content on Paramount+ drove strong global consumption, acquisition and engagement. Average titles consumed and hours per active sub improved quarter-over- quarter across all demos highlighting improved engagement, content exploration and diversification. Domestically, Paramount+ saw strong engagement and consumption from a variety of content, including Halo, 1883, Star Trek Picard, live events and the NFL. Internationally, Acapulco Shore was a top acquisition and engagement driver for the service. Pluto TV grew global Monthly Active Users (MAUs) to nearly 68M. Pluto TV gained broad distribution on T-Mobile via T-Mobile Tuesdays, giving customers exclusive access to new content and original series. Grew total global viewing hours by double digits year-over-year. Clockwise from top-left: 1883, Big Nate, HALO, Scream Launched over 102 new channels internationally, totaling more than 1,000 global channels. Q1 FINANCIALS DTC revenue increased 82% year-over-year. Subscription revenue grew 95% year-over-year, reflecting paid subscriber growth on Paramount+. Advertising revenue increased 59% year-over-year, reflecting growth from Pluto TV and Paramount+ driven by increased pricing and impressions on both services. Adjusted OIBDA decreased $307M year-over-year, reflecting increased investment in streaming services. Three Months Ended March 31 $ IN MILLIONS 2022 2021 $ B/(W) % Revenue $ 1,089 $ 598 $ 491 82 % Advertising 347 218 129 59 Subscription 742 380 362 95 Expenses 1,545 747 (798) (107) Adjusted OIBDA $ (456) $ (149) $ (307) (206)% 2
Q1 2022 EARNINGS SEGMENTS TV MEDIA Q1 HIGHLIGHTS In Q1, Paramounts family of networks delivered the #1 share of views among leading media families. CBS was the most watched broadcast network for the 14th consecutive season. At CBS, ratings for the NFL Playoffs and NCAA Tournament were up double digits year-over-year and CBS had the top two scripted series, #1 new series, #1 new comedy, #1 news program, and continues to be the most-watched network in Daytime and Late Night. Paramounts cable portfolio had the #1 share of viewing in every key demo. MTV Entertainment Group had the #1 cable series with Yellowstone and 4 of the top 10 series among P18-34. Nickelodeon was the #1 network with kids, and had 9 of the top 10 shows among K2-11. Comedy Central was the #1 Cable Entertainment network among P18-34. Q1 FINANCIALS Revenue declined 6% year-over-year, which included an impact of 8 percentage points from the comparison to CBS broadcast of Super Bowl LV in the year ago period, partially offset by higher licensing and affiliate revenue. Excluding the impact of the Super Bowl, TV Media revenue grew 2%. Advertising revenue decreased 13% year-over-year, primarily reflecting an impact of 17 percentage points from the comparison against CBS Clockwise from top-left: Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV), Blaze and the Monster Machines (Nickelodeon), Ghosts (CBS), NCAA Tournament broadcasts of Super Bowl LV in the prior-year quarter. Excluding the impact (CBS Sports) of the Super Bowl, TV Media advertising revenue grew 4%. Affiliate and subscription revenue grew 1% year-over-year, as higher revenues from rate increases and expanded vMVPD distribution were somewhat offset by MVPD subscriber declines. Adjusted OIBDA decreased 13% year-over-year, primarily driven by the comparison to the Super Bowl broadcast in the prior-year period, and higher costs in 2022 associated with more original programming. $ IN MILLIONS Three Months Ended March 31 2022 2021 $ B/(W) % Revenue $ 5,645 $ 5,993 $ (348) (6)% Advertising 2,521 2,888 (367) (13) Affiliate and subscription 2,098 2,083 15 1 Licensing and other 1,026 1,022 4 Expenses 4,101 4,228 127 3 Source: Nielsen Media Research Adjusted OIBDA $ 1,544 $ 1,765 $ (221) (13)% Source: Nielsen Media Research 3
Q1 2022 EARNINGS SEGMENTS FILMED ENTERTAINMENT Q1 HIGHLIGHTS Paramount Pictures has had a phenomenal start to the year, with three # 1 box- office hits during the quarter Scream, Jackass Forever, The Lost City and a fourth #1 in Q2 with Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Q1 FINANCIALS Revenue declined 27% year-over-year, driven by lower licensing revenues, partially offset by the benefit of current quarter theatrical releases. Theatrical revenue increased $130M and includes revenues from the first quarter releases of Scream, Jackass Forever and The Lost City while the prior-year period was impacted by the closure or reduced capacity of movie theaters in response to COVID-19. Licensing and other revenue decreased 42% year-over-year, primarily driven by the benefit in the prior-year period from the licensing of Coming 2 America and Tom Clancys Without Remorse. The Lost City Adjusted OIBDA declined $216M in the quarter, due to increased marketing expense associated with in-quarter and future theatrical releases. $ IN MILLIONS Three Months Ended March 31 Scream 2022 2021 $ B/(W) % Revenue $ 624 $ 860 $ (236) (27)% Advertising 2 6 (4) (67) Theatrical 131 1 130 n/m Licensing and other 491 853 (362) (42) Expenses 661 681 20 3 Adjusted OIBDA $ (37) $ 179 $ (216) n/m n/m = not meaningful BALANCE SHEET & LIQUIDITY As of March 31, 2022, the company had $5.3B of cash on its balance sheet and a committed $3.5B $5.3B $3.5B revolving credit facility that remains undrawn. Repaid nearly $2B of notes and issued $1B of junior CASH ON UNDRAWN subordinated debt during the quarter. BALANCE REVOLVING SHEET CREDIT FACILITY 4
ABOUT PARAMOUNT Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industrys most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions. For more information about Paramount, please visit www.paramount.com and follow @ParamountCo on social platforms. PARA-IR CAUTIONARY NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS statements This communication that are not contains statements both historical of historical and fact forward-looking are, or may be statements, deemed to including be, forward-looking statements statements related to our within future the results meaning and of performance. the Private All These Securities forward-looking Litigation Reform statements Act of 1995. reflect Similarly, our current statements expectations that describe concerning our future objectives, results plans and or events; goals generally are or may can be be forward-looking identified by the statements. use of similar statements words that or include phrases; phrases and involve such known as believe, and unknown expect, risks, anticipate, uncertainties intend, and plan, other factors foresee, that are likely, difficult will, to may, predict could, and which estimate may cause or other our statements. actual results, These performance risks, uncertainties or achievements and other to be factors different include, from among any future others: results, risks performance related to our or streaming achievements initiatives; expressed changes or implied in consumer by these behavior, viewership, as well as evolving advertising technologies, market conditions distribution and platforms deficiencies and in packaging; audience the measurement; impact on our our advertising ability to maintain revenues attractive as a result brands of changes and our in reputation, consumer and to offer advertising popular and programming distribution; and the other potential content; for loss increased of carriage costs or for other content reduction and other in or the rights; impact competition of negotiations for talent, for content, the distribution audiences, of our subscribers, content; losses due businesses, to asset products, impairment services charges and for technologies, goodwill, intangible through assets, acquisitions FCC licenses and other and strategic programming; initiatives; risks evolving related business to our ongoing continuity, investments cybersecurity, in new privacy domestic and data protection and global and political, similar economic risks; content and regulatory infringement; factors the affecting impact of our COVID-19 businesses and other generally; pandemics liabilities and related measures to discontinued taken in response operations thereto; and former of interest businesses; arising from the our loss ownership of existing structure or inability with to a hire controlling new key stockholder; employees or and secure other creative factors described talent; strikes in our and news other releases union activity; and filings potential with the conflicts There Securities may and be additional Exchange risks, Commission, uncertainties including and but factors not that limited we to do our not most currently recent view Annual as material Report or on that Form are 10-K not and necessarily reports on known. Form The 10-Q forward-looking and Form 8-K. update statements any included forward-looking in this communication statements to reflect are made subsequent only as of events the date or circumstances. of this communication, and we do not undertake any obligation to publicly 5
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PARAMOUNT GLOBAL AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 2021 Revenues $ 7,328 $ 7,412 Costs and expenses: Operating 4,796 4,363 Selling, general and administrative 1,619 1,422 Depreciation and amortization 96 99 Restructuring and other corporate matters 57 Total costs and expenses 6,568 5,884 Gain on sales 15 Operating income 775 1,528 Interest expense (240) (259) Interest income 21 13 Loss on extinguishment of debt (73) (128) Other items, net (13) 1 Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in loss of investee companies 470 1,155 Provision for income taxes (34) (226) Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax (37) (18) Net earnings from continuing operations 399 911 Net earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax 42 12 Net earnings (Paramount and noncontrolling interests) 441 923 Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests (8) (12) Net earnings attributable to Paramount $ 433 $ 911 Amounts attributable to Paramount: Net earnings from continuing operations $ 391 $ 899 Net earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax 42 12 Net earnings attributable to Paramount $ 433 $ 911 Basic net earnings per common share attributable to Paramount: Net earnings from continuing operations $ .58 $ 1.44 Net earnings from discontinued operations $ .06 $ .02 Net earnings $ .65 $ 1.46 Diluted net earnings per common share attributable to Paramount: Net earnings from continuing operations $ .58 $ 1.42 Net earnings from discontinued operations $ .06 $ .02 Net earnings $ .64 $ 1.44 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding: Basic 649 622 Diluted 651 631 (a) Diluted net earnings per common share (EPS) for the three months ended March 31, 2022, excludes the effect of the assumed conversion of our 5.75% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock to shares of common stock since it would have been antidilutive. As a result, in the calculations of diluted EPS the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding does not include the assumed issuance of shares upon conversion of preferred stock, and preferred stock dividends recorded during the three months ended March 31, 2022 of $14 million are deducted from net earnings from continuing operations and net earnings, as applicable.
PARAMOUNT GLOBAL AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)At March 31, 2022 At December 31, 2021 ASSETS Current Assets:Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,302 $ 6,267 Receivables, net 7,263 6,984 Programming and other inventory 950 1,504 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,245 1,176 Current assets of discontinued operations 594 745 Total current assets 15,354 16,676 Property and equipment, net 1,706 1,736 Programming and other inventory 14,180 13,358 Goodwill 16,561 16,584 Intangible assets, net 2,760 2,772 Operating lease assets 1,614 1,630 Deferred income tax assets, net 1,280 1,206 Other assets 3,771 3,824 Assets held for sale 19 Assets of discontinued operations 817 815 Total Assets $ 58,043 $ 58,620 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts payable $ 977 $ 800 Accrued expenses 1,960 2,323 Participants share and royalties payable 2,172 2,159 Accrued programming and production costs 1,687 1,342 Deferred revenues 1,055 1,091 Debt 15 11 Other current liabilities 1,374 1,182 Current liabilities of discontinued operations 483 571 Total current liabilities 9,723 9,479 Long-term debt 16,797 17,698 Participants share and royalties payable 1,310 1,244 Pension and postretirement benefit obligations 1,914 1,946 Deferred income tax liabilities, net 1,067 1,063 Operating lease liabilities 1,579 1,598 Program rights obligations 429 404 Other liabilities 1,753 1,898 Liabilities of discontinued operations 209 213 Redeemable noncontrolling interest 105 107 Commitments and contingencies Paramount stockholders equity: 5.75% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $.001 per share; 25 shares authorized and 10 shares issued (2022 and 2021) Class A Common Stock, par value $.001 per share; 55 shares authorized; 41 shares issued (2022 and 2021) Class B Common Stock, par value $.001 per share; 5,000 shares authorized; 1,111 (2022) and 1,110 (2021) shares issued 1 1 Additional paid-in capital 32,946 32,918 Treasury stock, at cost; 503 (2022 and 2021) Class B shares (22,958) (22,958) Retained earnings 14,599 14,343 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,924) (1,902) Total Paramount stockholders equity 22,664 22,402 Noncontrolling interests 493 568 Total Equity 23,157 22,970 Total Liabilities and Equity $ 58,043 $ 58,620
PARAMOUNT GLOBAL AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(Unaudited; in millions)Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 2021 Operating Activities:Net earnings (Paramount and noncontrolling interests) $ 441 $ 923 Less: Net earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax 42 12 Net earnings from continuing operations 399 911 Adjustments to reconcile net earnings from continuing operations to net cash flow provided by operating activities from continuing operations: Depreciation and amortization 96 99 Deferred tax (benefit) provision (62) 95 Stock-based compensation 36 52 Gain on sales (15) Loss on extinguishment of debt 73 128 Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax 37 18 Change in assets and liabilities (269) 348 Net cash flow provided by operating activities from continuing operations 295 1,651 Net cash flow provided by operating activities from discontinued operations 102 72 Net cash flow provided by operating activities 397 1,723 Investing Activities: Investments (59) (40) Capital expenditures (52) (62) Proceeds from dispositions 31 213 Other investing activities (25) Net cash flow (used for) provided by investing activities (80) 86 Financing Activities:Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 1,028 25 Repayment of long-term debt (2,009) (2,117) Dividends paid on preferred stock (14) Dividends paid on common stock (158) (151) Proceeds from issuance of preferred stock 983 Proceeds from issuance of common stock 1,672 Payment of payroll taxes in lieu of issuing shares for stock-based compensation (9) (35) Proceeds from exercise of stock options 408 Payments to noncontrolling interests (77) (27) Other financing activities (32) (35) Net cash flow (used for) provided by financing activities (1,271) 723 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (11) (19) Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (965) 2,513 Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year (includes $135 (2021) of restricted cash) 6,267 3,119 Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period (includes $133 (2021) of restricted cash) $ 5,302 $ 5,632
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts) Results for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 included certain items identified as affecting comparability. Adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization (Adjusted OIBDA), adjusted earnings from continuing operations before income taxes, adjusted provision for income taxes, adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Paramount, and adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations (together, the adjusted measures) exclude the impact of these items and are measures of performance not calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). We use these measures to, among other things, evaluate our operating performance. These measures are among the primary measures used by management for planning and forecasting of future periods, and they are important indicators of our operational strength and business performance. In addition, we use Adjusted OIBDA to, among other things, value prospective acquisitions. We believe these measures are relevant and useful for investors because they allow investors to view performance in a manner similar to the method used by our management; provide a clearer perspective on our underlying performance; and make it easier for investors, analysts and peers to compare our operating performance to other companies in our industry and to compare our year-over-year results. Because the adjusted measures are measures of performance not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, operating income, earnings from continuing operations before income taxes, provision/benefit for income taxes, net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Paramount or diluted EPS from continuing operations, as applicable, as indicators of operating performance. These measures, as we calculate them, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. The following tables reconcile the adjusted measures to their most directly comparable financial measures in accordance with GAAP.Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 2021 Operating income (GAAP) $ 775 $ 1,528 Depreciation and amortization 96 99 Restructuring and other corporate matters (a) 57 Gain on sales (a) (15) Adjusted OIBDA (Non-GAAP) $ 913 $ 1,627 (a) See notes on the following table for additional information on items affecting comparability.
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (Continued) (Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 Earnings from Continuing Operating Before Income Taxes Provision for Income Taxes Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Attributable to Paramount Diluted EPS from Continuing Operation Reported (GAAP) $ 470 $ (34) $ 391 $ .58 Items affecting comparability: Restructuring and other corporate matters (a) 57 (12) 45 .07 Gain on sales (b) (15) 4 (11) (.02) Loss on extinguishment of debt 73 (17) 56 .09 Discrete tax items (c) (78) (78) (.12) Adjusted (Non-GAAP) $ 585 $ (137) $ 403 $ .60 (a) Reflects restructuring charges of $18 million, consisting of severance costs, and a charge of $39 million, principally to reserve against amounts due from counterparties in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, following Russias invasion of Ukraine. (b) Reflects a gain from the sale of international intangible assets and a working capital adjustment to the gain from the fourth quarter 2021 sale of CBS Studio Center. (c) Primarily reflects a deferred tax benefit resulting from the transfer of intangible assets between our subsidiaries in connection with a reorganization of our international operations. Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes Provision for Income Taxes Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Attributable to ParamountDiluted EPS from Continuing Operations Reported (GAAP) $ 1,155 $ (226) $ 899 $ 1.42 Items affecting comparability: Loss on extinguishment of debt 128 (30) 98 .16 Gain from investments (a) (20) 5 (15) (.03) Discrete tax items (b) (21) (21) (.03) Adjusted (Non-GAAP) $ 1,263 $ (272) $ 961 $ 1.52 (a) Reflects an unrealized gain from an increase in the fair value of a marketable security.(b) Primarily reflects tax benefits from the resolution of certain state income tax matters and excess tax benefits from the vesting or exercise of stock-based compensation awards.