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11/03/2022

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC), a leading global advertising solutions, media and technology company, today announced financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022.

Third Quarter 2022 Highlights

  • Record third quarter advertising revenue
  • Net revenue up 21% over the prior-year quarter
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders down 23% over the prior-year quarter
  • Consolidated adjusted EBITDA up 12% over the prior-year quarter
  • Operating cash flow up 62% over the prior-year quarter
  • Free cash flow down 31% over the prior-year quarter
  • Quarterly cash dividend of $0.025 per share

“Entravision continued to see progress in the third quarter of 2022, with revenue up 21% versus the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA also improved double-digits, increasing 12% year-over-year,” said Walter Ulloa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Entravision’s strength throughout the quarter was again driven by our digital segment, where revenue improved 29% versus the third quarter of 2021. In our television and audio businesses, political ad spend, in particular, continued to perform strongly.”

Mr. Ulloa continued, “Entravision’s solid performance in the third quarter, together with our progress year-to-date, demonstrates the resiliency and growth of our business in a tough macro environment. We continue to strategically expand across the globe and now have operations in 40 countries across five continents in service of more than 7,000 clients. We are thoughtfully positioning our digital teams in emerging economies where Entravision’s unique offerings have a key first-mover advantage and where a critical mass of connected consumers exists alongside a growing advertising industry. We remain optimistic in finding multiple growth opportunities around the world for our digital business and look forward to sharing our progress as we continue to grow and expand globally.”

Quarterly Cash Dividend

The Company announced today that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of $0.025 per share on the Company’s Class A, Class B and Class U common stock, in an aggregate amount of approximately $2.1 million. The quarterly dividend will be payable on December 30, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 15, 2022, and the common stock will trade ex-dividend on December 14, 2022. The Company currently anticipates that future cash dividends will be paid on a quarterly basis; however, any decision to pay future cash dividends will be subject to approval by the Board.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC Regulation G. The GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to each of these non-GAAP financial measures, and a table reconciling each of these non-GAAP financial measures to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is included beginning on page 10.

Net revenue in the third quarter of 2022 totaled $241.0 million, up 21% from $199.0 million in the prior-year period. Of the overall increase, approximately $42.8 million was attributable to our digital segment and was primarily due to advertising revenue growth from our digital commercial partnerships business, and due to our investment in a variable interest entity during the third quarter of 2022 and our acquisition of 365 Digital during the fourth quarter of 2021, neither of which contributed to net revenue in the comparable period ended September 30, 2021. In addition, of the overall increase, approximately $0.1 million was attributable to our audio segment, primarily due to increases in political advertising revenue and local advertising revenue, partially offset by a decrease in national advertising revenue. The overall increase was partially offset by a decrease of approximately $0.8 million attributable to our television segment, primarily due to decreases in local and national advertising revenue, and a decrease in retransmission consent revenue. These decreases were mainly attributed to the expiration of our Univision and UniMás network affiliation agreements in Orlando, Tampa and Washington, D.C. on December 31, 2021. The decrease in our television segment revenue was partially offset by increases in political advertising revenue and spectrum usage rights revenue.

Cost of revenue in the third quarter of 2022 totaled $157.1 million, up 26% from $124.3 million in the prior-year period. The increase was primarily due to increased cost of revenue related to advertising revenue growth from our digital commercial partnerships business, and due to our investment in a variable interest entity during the third quarter of 2022 and our acquisition of 365 Digital during the fourth quarter of 2021, neither of which incurred cost of revenue for us in the comparable period ended September 30, 2021.

Operating expenses in the third quarter of 2022 totaled $49.3 million, up 14% from $43.1 million in the prior-year period. Of the overall increase, approximately $5.9 million was attributable to our digital segment and was primarily due to an increase in expenses associated with the increase in digital advertising revenue, an increase in salary expense and our investment in a variable interest entity during the third quarter of 2022 and our acquisition of 365 Digital during the fourth quarter of 2021, which did not incur operating expenses for us in the comparable period. Additionally, of the overall increase in operating expenses, approximately $0.4 million was attributable to our audio segment primarily due to an increase in expenses associated with the increase in local advertising revenue. The overall increase in operating expenses was partially offset by a decrease of approximately $0.1 million that was attributable to our television segment primarily due to a decrease in expenses associated with the decrease in local and national advertising revenue, partially offset by an increase in rent expense and an increase in bad debt expense.

Corporate expenses in the third quarter of 2022 totaled $9.5 million, up 31% from $7.3 million in the prior-year period. The increase was primarily due to increases in non-cash stock-based compensation and an increase in salaries.

Net revenue for the nine-month period of 2022 totaled $659.9 million, up 25% from $526.3 million in the prior-year period. Of the overall increase, approximately $139.1 million was attributable to our digital segment and was primarily due to advertising revenue growth from our digital commercial partnerships business. In addition, the increase in net revenue in our digital segment was due to our investment in a variable interest entity and our acquisition of 365 Digital during the third quarter of 2022 and fourth quarter of 2021, respectively, neither of which contributed to net revenue in the comparable period ended September 30, 2021, and due to our acquisition of MediaDonuts during the third of 2021, which only partially contributed to net revenue in the comparable period ended September 30, 2021. Additionally, of the overall increase, approximately $2.1 million was attributable to our audio segment, primarily due to increases in political advertising revenue and local advertising revenue, partially offset by a decrease in national advertising revenue. The overall increase was partially offset by a decrease of approximately $7.7 million attributable to our television segment, primarily due to decreases in local and national advertising revenue, and a decrease in retransmission consent revenue. These decreases were mainly attributed to the expiration of our Univision and UniMás network affiliation agreements in Orlando, Tampa and Washington, D.C. on December 31, 2021. The decrease in our television segment revenue was partially offset by increases in political advertising revenue and spectrum usage rights revenue.

Cost of revenue for the nine-month period of 2022 totaled $432.0 million, up 36% from $318.1 million in the prior-year period. The increase was primarily due to increased cost of revenue related to advertising revenue growth from our digital commercial partnerships business, and due to our investment in a variable interest entity and our acquisition of 365 Digital during the third quarter of 2022 and fourth quarter of 2021, respectively, neither of which incurred cost of revenue for us in the comparable period ended September 30, 2021, and due to our acquisition of MediaDonuts during the third of 2021, which only partially incurred cost of revenue for us in the comparable period ended September 30, 2021.

Operating expenses for the nine-month period of 2022 totaled $140.5 million, up 12% from $125.0 million in the prior-year period. Of the overall increase, approximately $15.5 million was attributable to our digital segment and was primarily due to an increase in expenses associated with the increase in digital advertising revenue and an increase in salary expense. In addition, the increase in operating expenses in our digital segment was due to our investment in a variable interest entity and our acquisition of 365 Digital during the third quarter of 2022 and fourth quarter of 2021, respectively, neither of which incurred operating expenses for us in the comparable period ended September 30, 2021, and due to our acquisition of MediaDonuts during the third of 2021, which only partially incurred operating expenses for us in the comparable period ended September 30, 2021. Additionally, of the overall increase in operating expenses, approximately $0.6 million was attributable to our audio segment primarily due to an increase in expenses associated with the increase in local advertising revenue. The overall increase in operating expenses was partially offset by a decrease of approximately $0.6 million that was attributable to our television segment primarily due to a decrease in expenses associated with the decrease in local and national advertising revenue, partially offset by an increase in rent expense and bad debt expense.

Corporate expenses for the nine-month period of 2022 totaled $26.8 million, up 23% from $21.8 million in the prior-year period. The increase was primarily due to increases in non-cash stock-based compensation and an increase in salaries.

Balance Sheet and Related Metrics

Cash and marketable securities as of September 30, 2022 totaled approximately $164.8 million. Total debt under the Company’s credit agreement was $210.0 million. Net of $75 million of cash and marketable securities, total leverage as defined in the Company’s credit agreement was 1.4 times as of September 30, 2022. Net of total cash and marketable securities, total leverage was 0.5 times.

Notice of Conference Call

Entravision Communications Corporation will hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2022 results on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the conference call, please dial (844) 836-8739 (U.S.) or (412) 317-5440 (Int’l) ten minutes prior to the start time and reference Conference ID number 10171311. The call will also be available via live webcast on the investor relations portion of the Company’s website located at www.entravision.com.

About Entravision Communications Corporation

Entravision is a leading global advertising, media and ad-tech solutions company connecting brands to consumers by representing top platforms and publishers. Our dynamic portfolio includes digital, television and audio offerings. Digital, our largest revenue segment, is comprised of four business units: our digital sales representation business; Smadex, our programmatic ad purchasing platform; our branding and mobile performance solutions business; and our digital audio business. Through our digital sales representation business, we connect global media companies such as Meta, Twitter, TikTok and Spotify with advertisers in primarily emerging growth markets worldwide. Smadex is our mobile-first demand side platform, enabling advertisers to execute performance campaigns using machine learning. We also offer a branding and mobile performance solutions business, which provides managed services to advertisers looking to connect with global consumers, primarily on mobile devices, and our digital audio business provides digital audio advertising solutions for advertisers in the Americas. In addition to digital, Entravision has 49 television stations and is the largest affiliate group of the Univision and UniMás television networks. Entravision also manages 45 primarily Spanish-language radio stations that feature nationally recognized, Emmy award-winning talent. Shares of Entravision Class A Common Stock trade on the NYSE under ticker: EVC. Learn more about our offerings at entravision.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, which are included in accordance with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results and performance in future periods to be materially different from any future results or performance suggested by the forward-looking statements in this press release. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from these expectations, and the Company disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements made by the Company. From time to time, these risks, uncertainties and other factors are discussed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Christopher T. Young
Chief Financial Officer
Entravision Communications Corporation
310-447-3870

Kimberly Esterkin
ADDO Investor Relations
310-829-5400
[email protected]

Source: Entravision Communications Corporation

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