FOXA
$38.77
21st Centry Fox Class A
$.61
1.60%
Earnings Details
3rd Quarter March 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 4:04:00 PM
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21st Centry Fox Class A (FOXA) Recent Earnings

21st Centry Fox Class A (FOXA) reported 3rd Quarter March 2018 earnings of $0.49 per share on revenue of $7.4 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.52 per share on revenue of $7.3 billion. Revenue fell 1.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is a diversified media and entertainment company. It operates in five business segments: Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment, Direct Broadcast Satellite Television, and Other Corporate and Eliminations.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.49
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.52
Reported Revenue
$7.42 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$7.31 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

21st Century Fox Reports Third Quarter Income From Continuing Operations Before Income Tax Expense Of $1.33 Billion And Total Segment Operating Income Before Depreciation And Amortization Of $1.89 Billion

NEW YORK, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. ("21st Century Fox" or the "Company" -- (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

 (PRNewsfoto/21st Century Fox)

The Company reported quarterly income from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders of $876 million ($0.47 per share), an 8% increase compared to $811 million ($0.44 per share) reported in the prior year quarter.   Excluding the net income effects of Impairment and restructuring charges, Other, net, and adjustments to Equity losses of affiliates1 adjusted quarterly earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders2 was $0.49 compared to the adjusted result of $0.54 for the same quarter of the prior year. The current quarter's segment operating income before depreciation and amortization ("OIBDA")3 reflects an approximate $60 million charge from higher compensation expense due to the modification of equity awards resulting from the proposed Disney and New Fox transactions4 which negatively impacted adjusted earnings per share by $0.02 per share. 

The Company reported total quarterly revenues of $7.42 billion, a 2% decrease from the $7.56 billion of revenues reported in the prior year quarter. This decrease principally reflects the absence of advertising revenues generated by Super Bowl LI in the prior year at the Television segment partially offset by higher affiliate, syndication and advertising revenues at the Cable Network Programming segment.    

Quarterly income from continuing operations before income tax expense of $1.33 billion increased 6% from the $1.25 billion reported in the prior year quarter.  Quarterly OIBDA of $1.89 billion was 2% lower than the amount reported in the prior year quarter as higher contributions from the Cable Network Programming segment were more than offset by lower contributions from the Company's Television and Filmed Entertainment segments as well as the higher compensation expense related to the Disney and New Fox transactions included in the Other, Corporate and Eliminations segment.

Commenting on the results, Executive Chairmen Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch said:

"We continue to make operational and financial progress against near-term objectives as we also work to close our strategic transactions.  Our cable segment delivered its highest earnings ever in our fiscal third quarter, propelled by sustained double-digit gains in domestic affiliate revenues.  Creatively, we are firing on all cylinders.  Our stand-out programming continues to drive up the value of our video brands to distributors, as well as build our direct relationship with consumers, as we're demonstrating with the successful inaugural season of Indian Premiere League on STAR Sports and Hotstar platforms. Our film studio delivered box-office and awards momentum that we expect to continue with the upcoming release of Deadpool 2."   

________________________________

1

See footnote (a) on page 14 for a description of the adjustments to Equity losses of affiliates.

2

See page 14 for a reconciliation of reported income and earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders to adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders, which may be considered non-GAAP financial measures.  

3

Total segment OIBDA may be considered a non-GAAP financial measure.  See page 11 for a description of total segment OIBDA and for a reconciliation from income from continuing operations before income tax (expense) benefit to total segment OIBDA.

4

See page 5 for a description of and additional information regarding the Disney and New Fox transactions.

REVIEW OF SEGMENT OPERATING RESULTS



Three Months Ended

March 31,



Nine Months Ended

March 31,




2018



2017



2018



2017




US $ Millions


Revenues:


































Cable Network Programming


$

4,419



$

4,024



$

13,020



$

11,801


Television



1,149




1,690




4,020




4,646


Filmed Entertainment



2,243




2,256




6,452




6,432


Other, Corporate and Eliminations



(391)




(406)




(1,033)




(1,127)


Total revenues


$

7,420



$

7,564



$

22,459



$

21,752



















Segment OIBDA:


































Cable Network Programming


$

1,684



$

1,446



$

4,560



$

4,160


Television



78




190




256




757


Filmed Entertainment



286




373




673




1,073


Other, Corporate and Eliminations



(154)




(71)




(366)




(267)


Total Segment OIBDA(a)


$

1,894



$

1,938



$

5,123



$

5,723






(a)

Total segment OIBDA may be considered a non-GAAP financial measure.  See page 11 for a description of total segment OIBDA and for a reconciliation from income from continuing operations before income tax (expense) benefit to total segment OIBDA.

CABLE NETWORK PROGRAMMING

Cable Network Programming quarterly segment OIBDA increased 16% compared to the prior year quarter to $1.68 billion, driven by a 10% revenue increase on higher affiliate, syndication and advertising revenues partially offset by a 6% increase in expenses.  The increase in expenses was primarily due to the first year of sublicensed Big Ten rights and higher sports and entertainment programming costs at Fox Networks Group International ("FNG International"), partially offset by lower sports programming costs at STAR India ("STAR") due to a shift in timing of cricket matches.  

Domestic affiliate revenue increased 10% driven by contractual rate increases across all of our domestic brands and domestic advertising revenue increased 3% from the prior year period due to higher pricing at Fox News.  Domestic OIBDA contributions increased 15% over the prior year quarter reflecting strong growth across all of our domestic brands. 

International affiliate revenue increased 14% driven by rate and subscriber growth at both FNG International and STAR.  International advertising revenue declined 1% as strong growth at FNG International was offset by the negative impact of a shift in timing of cricket matches at STAR. International OIBDA contributions were 23% higher than the prior year quarter as STAR's contributions more than doubled but were partially offset by lower contributions at FNG International, where higher costs more than offset the higher reported revenues.

TELEVISION

Television reported quarterly segment OIBDA of $78 million, a decrease of $112 million compared to the prior year quarter.  The decline principally reflects the absence of advertising revenue and OIBDA generated from the broadcast of the Super Bowl in the prior year quarter.  Additionally, this quarter's results reflect revenue and OIBDA declines from lower National Football League ("NFL") postseason ratings and three fewer NFL broadcasts in the current quarter versus the prior year quarter that more than offset double-digit retransmission consent revenue growth and improved entertainment OIBDA contributions. 

FILMED ENTERTAINMENT

Filmed Entertainment generated quarterly segment OIBDA of $286 million, a 23% decrease from the $373 million reported in the prior year quarter. The OIBDA decline reflects lower contributions from the television production business due to higher deficits related to more new drama series delivered during the quarter and the absence of revenues from the prior year subscription-video-on-demand licensing of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Additionally, during the quarter, the Company incurred costs supporting FoxNext Games's successful inaugural mobile game release, Marvel Strike Force. Quarterly segment revenues of $2.24 billion were similar to a year-ago as higher theatrical revenues at the film studio reflecting the successful worldwide theatrical performances of The Greatest Showman, The Shape of Water and Maze Runner: The Death Cure were offset by lower worldwide syndication revenues at the television production business.  20th Century Fox's films led the industry in awards season, both in terms of nominations and wins. Our films earned an industry-leading 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture for The Shape of Water, and 7 Golden Globe Awards, following 27 nominations in both instances, the most of any studio. 

REVIEW OF EQUITY LOSSES OF AFFILIATES' RESULTS

The Company's share of equity losses of affiliates is as follows:







Three Months Ended

March 31,



Nine Months Ended

March 31,




% Owned



2018



2017



2018



2017








US $ Millions























Sky


39%(1)



$

117



$

93



$

347



$

255


Hulu


30%




(148)




(62)




(318)




(161)


Other equity affiliates


Various(2)




(55)




(82)




(88)




(151)


Total equity losses of affiliates






$

(86)



$

(51)



$

(59)



$

(57)






(1)

Please refer to Sky plc's ("Sky") earnings releases for detailed information.


(2)

Primarily comprised of Endemol Shine Group and Tata Sky.

Quarterly equity losses of affiliates were $86 million as compared to $51 million reported in the same period a year-ago.  The $35 million increase in losses primarily reflects higher equity losses at Hulu partially offset by improved results reported at Endemol Shine Group and Sky.    

OTHER ITEMS

Station Acquisitions

On May 9, 2018, the Company announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ("Sinclair") and Tribune Media Company ("Tribune") to acquire seven television stations from Tribune for approximately $910 million, subject to certain purchase price adjustments.   The transaction will grow Fox Television Stations' coverage to nearly half of all U.S. households, and its market presence to 19 of the top 20 DMAs.  As part of the transaction, the Company entered into new network affiliation agreements with Sinclair and will grant to Sinclair options to acquire two of the Company's stations.  Completion of the stations acquisition, which is anticipated to close in the first half of fiscal 2019, is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to be coordinated with the closing of Sinclair's proposed acquisition of Tribune.

Acquisition by Disney and Creation of New "Fox"

On December 14, 2017, the Company announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement for The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) to acquire the Company, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment).  Prior to the acquisition, the Company will separate the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network and certain other assets into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including regulatory and shareholder approval, the receipt of a tax ruling from the Australian Taxation Office and certain tax opinions with respect to the treatment of the transaction under U.S. and Australian tax laws, and other customary closing conditions. On April 18, 2018 the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the transaction.  The transaction is expected to be completed approximately 12 to 18 months from December 13, 2017.

Pending Acquisition of the Remaining Shares of Sky

The Company's pending acquisition of the public shares of Sky has been cleared on public interest and plurality grounds in all of the markets in which Sky operates except the UK, including Austria, Germany, Italy and the Republic of Ireland. The transaction has also received unconditional clearance by all relevant competition authorities. The transaction is subject to certain other customary closing conditions and the requisite approval of Sky shareholders unaffiliated with the Company. On September 20, 2017, the U.K. Secretary of State referred the proposed transaction to the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) for a second phase review on grounds of media plurality and broadcasting standards.  The CMA provided its report on the transaction to the Secretary of State on May 1, 2018 and the Secretary of State is required to publish the report and make a final decision by no later than June 13, 2018.  The Company anticipates regulatory approval of the transaction by early summer 2018.  On April 25, 2018, Comcast Corporation announced a pre-conditional cash offer for the fully diluted share capital of Sky, which is subject to regulatory pre-conditions as well as additional closing conditions.  The Company remains committed to its pre-conditional cash offer for the shares of Sky which the Company does not already own and is currently considering its options.

To access a copy of this press release through the Internet, access 21st Century Fox's corporate Web site located at http://www.21cf.com.

Audio from 21st Century Fox's conference call with analysts on the third quarter results can be heard live on the Internet at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time today.  To listen to the call, visit https://www.21cf.com/investor-relations.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are based on management's views and assumptions regarding future events and business performance as of the time the statements are made.  Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global economic, business, competitive market and regulatory factors, and the proposed Disney transaction may not be consummated in a timely manner or at all.  More detailed information about these and other factors that could affect future results is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and more detailed information about these and other factors and risks associated with the proposed Disney transaction are more fully discussed in the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus that was included in the registration statement on Form S-4 that was filed with the SEC on April 18, 2018 in connection with the proposed Disney transaction, as well as in the registration statement filed with respect to New Fox. Investors and shareholders of the Company are urged to read the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus (and the final joint proxy statement/prospectus once filed) and other relevant documents filed or to be filed with the SEC carefully when they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed Disney transaction. The final joint proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of the Company as of the record date, which has not been set at this time. The "forward-looking statements" included in this document are made only as of the date of this document and we do not have any obligation to publicly update any "forward-looking statements" to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS










Three Months Ended

March 31,



Nine Months Ended

March 31,




2018



2017



2018



2017




US $ Millions, except per share amounts



















Revenues


$

7,420



$

7,564



$

22,459



$

21,752




































Operating expenses



(4,581)




(4,824)




(14,722)




(13,651)


Selling, general and administrative



(959)




(817)




(2,671)




(2,424)


Depreciation and amortization



(145)




(140)




(429)




(410)


Impairment and restructuring charges



(34)




(37)




(58)




(213)


Equity losses of affiliates



(86)




(51)




(59)




(57)


Interest expense, net



(311)




(310)




(936)




(909)


Interest income



10




9




29




27


Other, net



17




(142)




(284)




(241)


Income from continuing operations before income tax (expense)
  benefit


1,331




1,252




3,329




3,874


Income tax (expense) benefit



(370)




(370)




457




(1,161)


Income from continuing operations



961




882




3,786




2,713


Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax



(18)




(12)




(7)




(19)


Net income



943




870




3,779




2,694


Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests



(85)




(71)




(235)




(218)


Net income attributable to Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.
  stockholders


$

858



$

799



$

3,544



$

2,476




































Weighted average shares:



1,858




1,853




1,855




1,857



















Income from continuing operations attributable to Twenty-First Century
  Fox, Inc. stockholders per share:

$

0.47



$

0.44



$

1.91



$

1.34



















Net income attributable to Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. stockholders
  per share:

$

0.46



$

0.43



$

1.91



$

1.33



















 

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




March 31,
2018



June 30,
2017


Assets:


US $ Millions


Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

7,372



$

6,163


Receivables, net



6,905




6,477


Inventories, net



3,645




3,101


Other



739




545


Total current assets



18,661




16,286











Non-current assets:









Receivables, net



736




543


Investments



4,256




3,902


Inventories, net



8,002




7,452


Property, plant and equipment, net



1,861




1,781


Intangible assets, net



6,174




6,574


Goodwill



12,794




12,792


Other non-current assets



1,494




1,394


Total assets


$

53,978



$

50,724











Liabilities and Equity:









Current liabilities:









Borrowings


$

1,538



$

457


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities


3,979




3,451


Participations, residuals and royalties payable



1,682




1,657


Program rights payable



1,183




1,093


Deferred revenue



717




580


Total current liabilities



9,099




7,238











Non-current liabilities:









Borrowings



18,459




19,456


Other liabilities



3,798




3,616


Deferred income taxes



1,638




2,782


Redeemable noncontrolling interests



761




694


Commitments and contingencies









Equity:









Class A common stock, $0.01 par value



11




11


Class B common stock, $0.01 par value



8




8


Additional paid-in capital



12,530




12,406


Retained earnings



8,121




5,315


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(1,699)




(2,018)


         Total Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. stockholders' equity


18,971




15,722


Noncontrolling interests



1,252




1,216


         Total equity



20,223




16,938


Total liabilities and equity


$

53,978



$

50,724


 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 




Nine Months Ended March 31,




2018



2017




US $ Millions


Operating activities:









Net income


$

3,779



$

2,694


Less: Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax



(7)




(19)


Income from continuing operations



3,786




2,713


Adjustments to reconcile income from continuing operations to cash provided by
  operating activities








Depreciation and amortization



429




410


Amortization of cable distribution investments



57




46


Impairment and restructuring charges



58




213


Equity-based compensation



166




97


Equity losses of affiliates



59




57


Cash distributions received from affiliates



110




182


Other, net



284




241


Deferred income taxes and other taxes



(1,276)




(70)


Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and dispositions








Receivables



(599)




(1,146)


Inventories net of program rights payable



(1,003)




(966)


Accounts payable and accrued expenses



360




286


Other changes, net



(229)




364


Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations



2,202




2,427











Investing activities:









Property, plant and equipment



(343)




(202)


Investments in equity affiliates



(325)




(18)


Proceeds from dispositions, net



365




-


Other investments



(117)




(148)


Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations



(420)




(368)











Financing activities:









Borrowings



1,550




879


Repayment of borrowings



(1,479)




(546)


Repurchase of shares



-




(619)


Dividends paid and distributions



(579)




(522)


Other financing activities, net



(69)




(72)


Net cash used in financing activities from continuing operations



(577)




(880)











Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations


(42)




(21)











Net increase in cash and cash equivalents



1,163




1,158


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year



6,163




4,424


Exchange movement on cash balances



46




(10)


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

7,372



$

5,572


 

 

SEGMENT INFORMATION




Three Months Ended

March 31,



Nine Months Ended

March 31,




2018



2017



2018



2017




US $ Millions


Revenues:


































Cable Network Programming


$

4,419



$

4,024



$

13,020



$

11,801


Television



1,149




1,690




4,020




4,646


Filmed Entertainment



2,243




2,256




6,452




6,432


Other, Corporate and Eliminations



(391)




(406)




(1,033)




(1,127)


Total revenues


$

7,420



$

7,564



$

22,459



$

21,752



















Segment OIBDA:


































Cable Network Programming


$

1,684



$

1,446



$

4,560



$

4,160


Television



78




190




256




757


Filmed Entertainment



286




373




673




1,073


Other, Corporate and Eliminations



(154)




(71)




(366)




(267)


Total Segment OIBDA(a)


$

1,894



$

1,938



$

5,123



$

5,723



















Depreciation and amortization:


































Cable Network Programming


$

89



$

87



$

260



$

252


Television



27




28




81




85


Filmed Entertainment



21




19




67




59


Other, Corporate and Eliminations



8




6




21




14


Total depreciation and amortization


$

145



$

140



$

429



$

410



















CONSOLIDATED REVENUES BY COMPONENT  

































Affiliate fee


$

3,507



$

3,160



$

9,995



$

8,989


Advertising



1,642




2,203




5,761




6,338


Content



2,148




2,078




6,307




5,979


Other



123




123




396




446


Total revenues


$

7,420



$

7,564



$

22,459



$

21,752























(a)

Total segment OIBDA may be considered a non-GAAP financial measure.  See page 11 for a description of total segment OIBDA and for a reconciliation from income from continuing operations before income tax (expense) benefit to total segment OIBDA. 

 

NOTE 1 – TOTAL SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME BEFORE DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

The Company evaluates the performance of its operating segments based on segment operating income before depreciation and amortization ("OIBDA"), and management uses total segment OIBDA as a measure of the performance of operating businesses separate from non-operating factors.  Total segment OIBDA may be considered a non-GAAP measure and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, net income, cash flow and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. In addition, this measure does not reflect cash available to fund requirements.  This measure excludes items, such as depreciation and amortization as well as impairment charges, that are significant components in assessing the Company's financial performance.

Management believes that total segment OIBDA is an appropriate measure for evaluating the operating performance of the Company's business and provides investors and equity analysts a measure to analyze operating performance of the Company's business and enterprise value against historical data and competitors' data.  Segment OIBDA is the primary measure used by our chief operating decision maker to evaluate the performance of and allocate resources to the Company's business segments.

Segment OIBDA does not include depreciation and amortization and the amortization of cable distribution investments and eliminates the variable effect across all business segments of depreciation and amortization.  Depreciation and amortization expense includes the depreciation of property and equipment, as well as amortization of finite-lived intangible assets.  Amortization of cable distribution investments represents a reduction against revenues over the term of a carriage arrangement and, as such, it is excluded from segment operating income before depreciation and amortization.

In addition, total segment OIBDA does not include: Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, Impairment and restructuring charges, Equity losses of affiliates, Interest expense, net, Interest income, Other, net, Income tax (expense) benefit and Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests. 

The following table reconciles income from continuing operations before income tax (expense) benefit to total segment OIBDA:



Three Months Ended

March 31,



Nine Months Ended

March 31,




2018



2017



2018



2017




US $ Millions


Income from continuing operations before income tax (expense) benefit


$

1,331



$

1,252



$

3,329



$

3,874


Add:

















Amortization of cable distribution investments



14




15




57




46


Depreciation and amortization



145




140




429




410


Impairment and restructuring charges



34




37




58




213


Equity losses of affiliates



86




51




59




57


Interest expense, net



311




310




936




909


Interest income



(10)




(9)




(29)




(27)


Other, net



(17)




142




284




241


Total Segment OIBDA


$

1,894



$

1,938



$

5,123



$

5,723






Three Months Ended March 31, 2018




US $ Millions




Revenues



Operating and

Selling, general

and administrative

expenses



Add: Amortization

of cable

distribution

investments



Segment OIBDA


Cable Network Programming


$

4,419



$

(2,749)



$

14



$

1,684


Television



1,149




(1,071)




-




78


Filmed Entertainment



2,243




(1,957)




-




286


Other, Corporate and Eliminations



(391)




237




-




(154)


Consolidated Total


$

7,420



$

(5,540)



$

14



$

1,894






Three Months Ended March 31, 2017




US $ Millions




Revenues



Operating and

Selling, general

and administrative

expenses



Add: Amortization

of cable

distribution

investments



Segment OIBDA


Cable Network Programming


$

4,024



$

(2,593)



$

15



$

1,446


Television



1,690




(1,500)




-




190


Filmed Entertainment



2,256




(1,883)




-




373


Other, Corporate and Eliminations



(406)




335




-




(71)


Consolidated Total


$

7,564



$

(5,641)



$

15



$

1,938






Nine Months Ended March 31, 2018




US $ Millions




Revenues



Operating and

Selling, general

and administrative

expenses



Add: Amortization

of cable

distribution

investments



Segment OIBDA


Cable Network Programming


$

13,020



$

(8,517)



$

57



$

4,560


Television



4,020




(3,764)




-




256


Filmed Entertainment



6,452




(5,779)




-




673


Other, Corporate and Eliminations



(1,033)




667




-




(366)


Consolidated Total


$

22,459



$

(17,393)



$

57



$

5,123






Nine Months Ended March 31, 2017




US $ Millions




Revenues



Operating and

Selling, general

and administrative

expenses



Add: Amortization

of cable

distribution

investments



Segment OIBDA


Cable Network Programming


$

11,801



$

(7,687)



$

46



$

4,160


Television



4,646




(3,889)




-




757


Filmed Entertainment



6,432




(5,359)




-




1,073


Other, Corporate and Eliminations



(1,127)




860




-




(267)


Consolidated Total


$

21,752



$

(16,075)



$

46



$

5,723


 

NOTE 2 – ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EPS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

The calculation of income and earnings per share ("EPS") from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders excluding net income effects of Impairment and restructuring charges, Equity affiliate adjustments, Other, net, and tax provision adjustments ("adjusted income and diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders") may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Adjusted income and diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders are not measures of performance under generally accepted accounting principles and should not be construed as substitutes for consolidated net income and EPS as determined under GAAP as a measure of performance. However, management uses these measures in comparing the Company's historical performance and believes that they provide meaningful and comparable information to investors to assist in their analysis of our performance relative to prior periods and our competitors.

The Company uses adjusted income and diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders to evaluate the performance of the Company's operations exclusive of certain items that impact the comparability of results from period to period.

The following table reconciles reported income and reported diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders to adjusted income and diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to 21st Century Fox stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017.



Three Months Ended




March 31, 2018



March 31, 2017




Income



EPS



Income



EPS




US $ Millions, except per share data


Income from continuing operations


$

961







$

882






Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling
  interests



(85)








(71)






Income from continuing operations
  attributable to Twenty-First Century Fox,
  Inc. stockholders


$

876



$

0.47



$

811



$

0.44



















Impairment and restructuring charges



34




0.02




37




0.02



















Equity affiliate adjustments(a)



17




0.01




90




0.05



















Other, net



(17)




(0.01)




142




0.08



















Tax provision



2




-




(76)




(0.04)



















Rounding



-




-




-




(0.01)



















As adjusted


$

912



$

0.49



$

1,004



$

0.54






(a)

Equity losses of affiliates for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were adjusted to remove from Sky's results 21st Century Fox's share of both Sky's purchase price amortization related to its acquisition of the Direct Broadcast Satellite businesses from the Company and restructuring and other transactions and to remove from Endemol Shine Group's results 21st Century Fox's share of Endemol Shine Group's impairment, debt revaluation movements and restructuring costs. 

 

 

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