MCS
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Marcus
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:45:00 AM
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Marcus (MCS) Recent Earnings

Marcus (MCS) reported 3rd Quarter September 2017 earnings of $0.39 per share on revenue of $153.8 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.36 per share on revenue of $158.3 million. Revenue grew 6.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Marcus Corp is engaged primarily in two business segments: movie theatres and hotels and resorts.

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Reported Earnings
$0.39
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.36
Reported Revenue
$153.8 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$158.3 Mil
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The Marcus Corporation Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

The Marcus Corporation (MCS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 ended September 28, 2017.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Highlights

Total revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 were a record $153,818,000, a 6.3% increase from revenues of $144,695,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $21,435,000, a 13.2% decrease from operating income of $24,683,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Net earnings attributable to The Marcus Corporation were $10,978,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, a 23.6% decrease from net earnings attributable to The Marcus Corporation of $14,372,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Net earnings per diluted common share attributable to The Marcus Corporation were $0.39 for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, a 23.5% decrease from net earnings per diluted common share attributable to The Marcus Corporation of $0.51 for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

First Three Quarters of 2017 Highlights

Total revenues for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017 were $464,547,000, a 14.7% increase from revenues of $405,117,000 for the first three quarters of fiscal 2016.

Operating income was $58,201,000 for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, a 7.2% increase from operating income of $54,290,000 for the first three quarters of fiscal 2016.

Net earnings attributable to The Marcus Corporation were $30,555,000 for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, a 4.8% increase from net earnings attributable to The Marcus Corporation of $29,160,000 for the first three quarters of fiscal 2016.

Net earnings per diluted common share attributable to The Marcus Corporation were $1.08 for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, a 2.9% increase from net earnings per diluted common share attributable to The Marcus Corporation of $1.05 for the first three quarters of fiscal 2016.

"As has been well reported, the weaker than anticipated film slate hampered the traditionally strong summer movie season. While July and August were down for Marcus Theatres, the division ended the quarter with a very good September and we are heading into what we expect will be a strong fourth quarter for our theatres. Marcus Hotels & Resorts once again outperformed the competitive set in its markets, despite lower group revenues during the third quarter," said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation.

"Our performance through the first three quarters of the fiscal year was strong, with record revenues and operating income, and increased net earnings compared to the first three quarters of fiscal 2016. We believe we are on track for another year of record results," said Marcus.

Marcus Theatres(R)

Marcus Theatres reported a 9.6% increase in revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared to the same period last year, despite the weak summer film slate and numerous Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres(R) screens out of service for renovations.

"We continued to expand our distinctive features and amenities to more theatres during the fiscal 2017 third quarter. We converted one Marcus Wehrenberg location and one legacy Marcus location to DreamLounger(SM)recliner seating. We plan to complete the conversion of four more Marcus Wehrenberg locations to DreamLounger seating in time for the 2017 holiday season, and we have multiple food and beverage outlets under construction, as well. Renovations at an additional two Marcus Wehrenberg locations are scheduled for completion around the end of the year," said Marcus.

"We continue to see positive contributions from the 14 Marcus Wehrenberg locations we acquired in December 2016, and we expect that impact to continue to grow as we add our signature amenities and elevate the moviegoing experience for our guests," said Rolando B. Rodriguez, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Marcus Theatres.

During the third quarter, Marcus Theatres announced a second location for its new BistroPlex(SM) dining and movie concept. Located in Brookfield, Wis., the new location will be modeled after the first BistroPlex in Greendale, Wis., which opened in June 2017 and features eight in-theatre dining auditoriums with DreamLounger recliners, plus a separate full-service bar and lounge area. "We look forward to bringing this unique ’restaurant that serves movies’ to even more patrons," said Rodriguez.

The five top-performing films for Marcus Theatres in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 were It, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Dunkirk and War for the Planet of the Apes.

The film slate for the upcoming holiday season includes highly anticipated films such as: Thor: Ragnarok, A Bad Moms Christmas, Daddy’s Home 2, Murder on the Orient Express, Justice League, Coco, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Pitch Perfect 3.

"We believe the investments we are making in our existing theatres, the work being done every day by our focused and collaborative team, and an anticipated slate of strong holiday season films position us well to end the year on a high note," added Rodriguez.

Marcus(R) Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ revenue per available room (RevPAR) for comparable company-owned properties decreased 0.4% in the third quarter, however, the division still outperformed the competitive set in its markets by over four percentage points during the quarter.

"Revenues were up nearly 2.0% over last year’s third quarter, despite a lower volume of group business. Group room-night pace for the remainder of the year is trending ahead of last year," said Marcus.

In August, the Omaha Marriott Downtown at The Capitol District opened, which is the first full-service premium hotel to open in Omaha, Neb. in more than a decade. "Marcus Hotels & Resorts is a minority investor and manages the 12-story, 333-room hotel, which is a major anchor of the Capitol District, an upscale urban destination dining and entertainment district located in the heart of downtown Omaha," said Marcus. "We have received a very warm welcome from the community, and initial guest feedback is very positive."

In early September, Marcus Hotels & Resorts assumed management of the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel in Chapel Hill, N.C. "Featuring 168 guestrooms and suites, 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and an on-site restaurant, The Sheraton Chapel Hill is centrally located among three prominent universities and is the leading choice for prospective students, visiting professors, families and fans. We are pleased to add this desirable property to our hotel portfolio," said Marcus.

Early in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, Marcus Hotels & Resorts ceased management of The Westin(R) Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta, Ga. The division sold its 11% minority ownership interest in the property for a substantial gain, which will favorably impact fiscal 2017 fourth quarter operating results.

"We are focused on adding additional new management contracts to expand our hotel and resort portfolio, and we hope to have more good news to share in the coming months," added Marcus.

Conference Call and Webcast

Marcus Corporation management will hold a conference call today, Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Central/11:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the third quarter results. Interested parties may listen to the call live on the Internet through the investor relations section of the company’s website: www.marcuscorp.com, or by dialing 1-574-990-3059 and entering the passcode 95445737. Listeners should dial in to the call at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the call or should go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software.

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, November 2, 2017, by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering passcode 95445737. The webcast will be archived on the company’s website until its next earnings release.

About The Marcus Corporation

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. The Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus Theatres(R), is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 895 screens at 69 locations in eight states. The company’s lodging division, Marcus(R) Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may generally be identified as such because the context of such statements include words such as we "believe," "anticipate," "expect" or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those expected, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) the availability, in terms of both quantity and audience appeal, of motion pictures for our theatre division, as well as other industry dynamics such as the maintenance of a suitable window between the date such motion pictures are released in theatres and the date they are released to other distribution channels; (2) the effects of adverse economic conditions in our markets, particularly with respect to our hotels and resorts division; (3) the effects on our occupancy and room rates of the relative industry supply of available rooms at comparable lodging facilities in our markets; (4) the effects of competitive conditions in our markets; (5) our ability to achieve expected benefits and performance from our strategic initiatives and acquisitions; (6) the effects of increasing depreciation expenses, reduced operating profits during major property renovations, impairment losses, and preopening and start-up costs due to the capital intensive nature of our businesses; (7) the effects of weather conditions, particularly during the winter in the Midwest and in our other markets; (8) our ability to identify properties to acquire, develop and/or manage and the continuing availability of funds for such development; and (9) the adverse impact on business and consumer spending on travel, leisure and entertainment resulting from terrorist attacks in the United States or other incidents of violence in public venues such as hotels and movie theatres. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

THE MARCUS CORPORATION
Consolidated Statements of Earnings
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
13 Weeks Ended
39 Weeks Ended
Sept. 28,
Sept. 29,
Sept. 28,
Sept. 29,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Revenues:
Theatre admissions
$
50,246
$
46,859
$ 166,222
$ 137,783
Rooms
32,785
32,609
82,844
81,984
Theatre concessions
33,290
30,260
109,365
88,644
Food and beverage
18,670
17,991
52,487
50,784
Other revenues
18,827
16,976
53,629
45,922
Total revenues
153,818
144,695
464,547
405,117
Costs and expenses:
Theatre operations
44,403
39,579
145,844
118,048
Rooms
10,658
10,608
30,117
30,409
Theatre concessions
9,567
8,611
30,666
24,440
Food and beverage
15,125
14,498
44,093
41,797
Advertising and marketing
6,296
5,540
17,880
16,033
Administrative
16,876
15,702
51,654
45,638
Depreciation and amortization
12,993
10,474
37,544
31,025
Rent
3,113
2,051
9,718
6,277
Property taxes
5,052
4,168
14,575
12,306
Other operating expenses
8,300
8,781
24,255
24,854
Total costs and expenses
132,383
120,012
406,346
350,827
Operating income
21,435
24,683
58,201
54,290
Other income (expense):
Investment income
119
8
229
25
Interest expense
(3,367 )
(2,127 )
(9,454 )
(6,993 )
Gain (loss) on disposition of property, equipment and other assets
(449 )
239
(420 )
(478 )
Equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated joint ventures, net
(12 )
161
75
270
(3,709 )
(1,719 )
(9,570 )
(7,176 )
Earnings before income taxes
17,726
22,964
48,631
47,114
Income taxes
6,908
8,712
18,571
18,236
Net earnings
10,818
14,252
30,060
28,878
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
(160 )
(120 )
(495 )
(282 )
Net earnings attributable to The Marcus Corporation
$
10,978
$
14,372
$
30,555
$
29,160
Net earnings per common share attributable to
The Marcus Corporation - diluted
$
0.39
$
0.51
$
1.08
$
1.05
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted
28,350
28,001
28,410
27,865
THE MARCUS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
(Audited)
September 28,
December 29,
2017
2016
Assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
$
14,470
$
8,705
Accounts and notes receivable
24,269
14,761
Refundable income taxes
10,358
1,672
Other current assets
13,361
11,005
Property and equipment, net
838,194
789,198
Other assets
83,208
85,925
Total Assets
$ 983,860
$
911,266
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity:
Accounts payable
$
40,149
$
31,206
Taxes other than income taxes
17,547
17,261
Other current liabilities
55,456
63,568
Current portion of capital lease obligations
6,951
6,598
Current maturities of long-term debt
11,923
12,040
Capital lease obligations
20,881
26,106
Long-term debt
317,797
271,343
Deferred income taxes
50,657
46,433
Deferred compensation and other
46,256
45,064
Equity
416,243
391,647
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
$ 983,860
$
911,266
THE MARCUS CORPORATION
Business Segment Information
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
Theatres
Hotels/ Resorts
Corporate Items
Total
13 Weeks Ended September 28, 2017
Revenues
$
89,773
$
63,895
$
150
$
153,818
Operating income (loss)
15,830
9,622
(4,017 )
21,435
Depreciation and amortization
8,399
4,512
82
12,993
13 Weeks Ended September 29, 2016
Revenues
$
81,921
$
62,613
$
161
$
144,695
Operating income (loss)
18,095
10,614
(4,026 )
24,683
Depreciation and amortization
6,228
4,158
88
10,474
39 Weeks Ended September 28, 2017
Revenues
$ 294,977
$
169,138
$
432
$
464,547
Operating income (loss)
58,481
12,693
(12,973 )
58,201
Depreciation and amortization
24,000
13,270
274
37,544
39 Weeks Ended September 29, 2016
Revenues
$ 238,837
$
165,880
$
400
$
405,117
Operating income (loss)
51,530
15,073
(12,313 )
54,290
Depreciation and amortization
18,175
12,582
268
31,025

Corporate items include amounts not allocable to the business segments. Corporate revenues consist principally of rent and the corporate operating loss includes general corporate expenses. Corporate information technology costs and accounting shared services costs are allocated to the business segments based upon several factors, including actual usage and segment revenues.

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