CBS Corporation Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Feb
12
2015
Fourth Quarter Revenues Up 3% to $3.7 Billion
Fourth Quarter Diluted EPS Up 8% to $.77

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014, including the Company's best-ever fourth quarter revenue and diluted earnings per share.

"CBS's content continues to engage viewers around the world and create tremendous value for its shareholders," said Sumner Redstone, Executive Chairman, CBS Corporation. "I'm extremely proud of all that we are doing to evolve into the digital future, and I'm certain that Les and his team are pursuing a winning strategy to keep CBS on top of its game for many, many years."

"This was a very strong quarter with growth in both revenue and EPS, and at the heart of it all is the increased demand for our content," said Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. "It all starts with the CBS Television Network, which remains No. 1 and is growing its audience from year to year. With a balanced schedule of new and established hits, the return of Thursday Night Football next fall, and Super Bowl 50 on CBS in 2016, we are continuing to build momentum from a position of strength. As a result, affiliate fees are growing at a rapid clip. During the quarter, we made significant progress in retransmission consent and reverse compensation by completing another round of new deals, each time at higher rates that place fair value on our content. We also recently expanded our streaming platform by licensing CSI for the first time. And we have begun to expand the global reach of Showtime in a whole new way through our deal with Bell Media in Canada. At the same time, our commitment to shareholders remains as strong as ever. We repurchased $800 million of CBS stock during the fourth quarter -- double what we did in the third -- and we plan to pick up the pace even more here in the first quarter with a target of $1 billion. Thanks to our continued investment in world-class content and our strong financial position, we are well poised for future growth."

Fourth Quarter 2014 Results

Revenues of $3.68 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014 were up 3% from $3.57 billion for the same quarter in 2013. The growth was driven by a 4% increase in advertising revenues, led by the broadcast of Thursday Night Football on CBS and political revenues associated with midterm elections. Affiliate and subscription fees grew 11%, reflecting continued increases in retransmission revenues, fees from CBS Television Network affiliated stations, and cable affiliate fee revenues. Content licensing and distribution revenues declined 3% because of the timing of theatrical releases, which offset higher television licensing revenues.

Operating income before depreciation and amortization ("OIBDA") was $778 million compared with adjusted OIBDA of $808 million for last year's fourth quarter. Higher investment in programming, primarily associated with National Football League ("NFL") games, offset revenue growth. 

Net earnings from continuing operations were $402 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with adjusted net earnings from continuing operations of $434 million for the same prior-year period, principally the result of lower OIBDA. Net earnings from continuing operations per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2014 grew 8%, to $.77, from adjusted net earnings from continuing operations per diluted share of $.71 for the same prior-year period. The increase was driven by lower weighted average shares outstanding from the split-off of CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. ("Outdoor Americas") on July 16, 2014, as well as the Company's ongoing share repurchase program.

Operating income was $707 million compared with $715 million for the same prior-year period. Reported net earnings from continuing operations were $402 million compared with $422 million for the same quarter a year ago. Operating income and net earnings from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2013 included restructuring charges of $20 million. Adjusted results exclude the impact from this noncomparable item.

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

Full Year 2014 Results

Full year 2014 revenues were $13.81 billion compared with $14.01 billion in the prior year. The decline was primarily driven by 4% lower advertising revenues as the 2013 results benefited from the broadcast of the Super Bowl on the CBS Television Network and four additional NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship games. Affiliate and subscription fees increased 6%, reflecting higher retransmission revenues, fees from CBS Television Network affiliated stations, and cable affiliate fee revenues.

Adjusted OIBDA of $3.26 billion in 2014 decreased 2% from $3.34 billion in 2013. The decline reflects lower revenues and a higher investment in programming, primarily for NFL games. The investment in NFL programming has contributed to strong ratings for the 2014-15 broadcast season, which includes three successful new CBS-owned television series that have all generated higher ratings in their respective time periods compared with the prior season.

Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations were $1.66 billion in 2014 compared with $1.75 billion in 2013, principally because of lower adjusted OIBDA. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations per diluted share were $2.96 in 2014, up 6% from $2.80 in 2013. The increase was driven by lower weighted average shares outstanding from the split-off of Outdoor Americas as well as the Company's ongoing share repurchase program.

Operating income was $2.90 billion for 2014 compared with $3.03 billion for 2013. Operating income included restructuring charges of $26 million and $20 million for 2014 and 2013, respectively. For 2014, operating income also included a pretax noncash impairment charge of $52 million in connection with a radio station swap. Net earnings from continuing operations were $1.35 billion for 2014 compared with $1.74 billion for 2013. In addition to the aforementioned items, 2014 net earnings from continuing operations included a loss on early extinguishment of debt of $219 million, net of tax ($.39 per diluted share). Adjusted results exclude the impact from all of these noncomparable items.

Net earnings per diluted share of $5.27 for 2014 include a gain of $1.56 billion recognized in connection with the split-off of Outdoor Americas.

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

Free Cash Flow, Balance Sheet and Liquidity

For the fourth quarter of 2014, free cash flow grew to $880 million from $280 million for the same prior-year period. For the 2014 full year, free cash flow was $1.00 billion compared with $1.57 billion in 2013, and operating cash flow from continuing operations was $1.21 billion compared with $1.78 billion for the prior year. Three main factors contributed to the decrease: payments of $360 million associated with the Company's debt refinancing in 2014, primarily for early redemption premiums; the benefit to 2013 from CBS's Super Bowl broadcast; and the timing of payments for sports programming. These declines were partially offset by contributions of $150 million in 2013 to prefund the Company's qualified pension plans, with no comparable amount in 2014.

During 2014, the Company issued $1.75 billion of senior notes and used the net proceeds primarily for the early redemption of $1.07 billion of its outstanding debt, which had significantly higher interest rates. In addition, the Company redeemed $99 million of outstanding 8.875% notes upon maturity. The early debt repayments resulted in a pretax loss on early extinguishment of debt of $352 million ($219 million, net of tax). During January 2015, the Company issued $600 million of 3.50% senior notes due 2025 and $600 million of 4.60% senior notes due 2045 and used the net proceeds for the repurchase of CBS Corp. Class B Common Stock and repayment of short-term borrowings, including commercial paper. The impact on interest expense from the higher level of debt will be offset significantly by the 2014 refinancing activity, and as a result, the Company expects an annualized increase to interest expense of approximately $15 million.

During the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company repurchased 14.9 million shares of CBS Corp. Class B Common Stock for $800 million. For the full year, the Company has reduced its total shares outstanding by 105.0 million, which includes 60.3 million shares repurchased for $3.61 billion in cash and 44.7 million shares received in connection with the Outdoor Americas split-off. At December 31, 2014, $4.80 billion of authorization remained under the Company's share repurchase program.

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 twelve months ended December 31, 2014, and 2013. Reconciliations of all non-GAAP measures to reported results are included at the end of this earnings release.

 


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,

Revenues by Segment

2014



2013



2014



2013


Entertainment

$

2,260



$

2,214



$

8,309



$

8,645


Cable Networks

499



477



2,176



2,069


Publishing

215



225



778



809


Local Broadcasting

785



719



2,756



2,696


Eliminations

(78)



(64)



(213)



(214)


Total Revenues

$

3,681



$

3,571



$

13,806



$

14,005





Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,

Revenues by Type

2014



2013



2014



2013


Advertising

$

2,147



$

2,062



$

7,204



$

7,525


Content licensing and distribution

873



898



3,990



3,997


Affiliate and subscription fees

601



542



2,362



2,221


Other

60



69



250



262


Total Revenues

$

3,681



$

3,571



$

13,806



$

14,005





Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,

Segment OIBDA

2014



2013



2014



2013


Entertainment

$

287



$

418



$

1,455



$

1,758


Cable Networks

247



199



997



898


Publishing

27



37



107



113


Local Broadcasting

313



263



965



898


Corporate

(96)



(109)



(269)



(332)


Adjusted OIBDA

778



808



3,255



3,335


Restructuring charges



(20)



(26)



(20)


Impairment charge





(52)




Total OIBDA

$

778



$

788



$

3,177



$

3,315





Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,

Operating Income (Loss)

2014



2013



2014



2013


Entertainment

$

253



$

380



$

1,316



$

1,605


Cable Networks

241



194



974



878


Publishing

25



36



101



107


Local Broadcasting

292



241



878



812


Corporate

(104)



(116)



(295)



(357)


Adjusted Operating Income

707



735



2,974



3,045


Restructuring charges



(20)



(26)



(20)


Impairment charge





(52)




Total Operating Income

$

707



$

715



$

2,896



$

3,025


 

 

Entertainment (CBS Television Network, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Interactive and CBS Films)

Entertainment revenues of $2.26 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014 grew 2% from $2.21 billion for the same prior-year period. The increase was driven by higher advertising revenues, principally from CBS's broadcast of Thursday Night Football, and growth in affiliate and subscription fees. Content licensing and distribution revenues declined 2% as a result of the timing of theatrical releases.

Entertainment OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $287 million, down from $418 million for the same prior-year period. The decline was the result of higher investment in television programming, primarily associated with NFL broadcasts. Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 included restructuring charges of $12 million.

Cable Networks (Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Networks)

Cable Networks revenues of $499 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 rose 5% from $477 million for the same quarter in 2013. The increase resulted from higher affiliate revenues from growth in rates at Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Networks, as well as higher revenues from the licensing of Showtime original series.

Cable Networks OIBDA of $247 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 24% from $199 million for the same prior-year period, primarily driven by revenue growth and lower programming costs as a result of the timing of premieres.

Publishing (Simon & Schuster)

Publishing revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $215 million compared with $225 million for the same prior-year period as 2013 benefited from the popularity of the Duck Dynasty series. During this year's fourth quarter, digital books represented 24% of total Publishing revenues. Bestselling titles for the quarter include Revival by Stephen King and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Publishing OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $27 million compared with $37 million for the same prior-year period because of lower revenues and higher advertising costs.

Local Broadcasting (CBS Television Stations and CBS Radio)

Local Broadcasting revenues of $785 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 grew 9% from $719 million in the same prior-year period. The increase was driven by higher political spending for midterm elections and higher affiliate and subscription fee revenues. CBS Television Stations revenues were up 15%, and CBS Radio revenues increased 2%. 

Local Broadcasting OIBDA for the fourth quarter of 2014 rose 19% to $313 million from $263 million for the same prior-year period, reflecting the revenue growth. Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 included restructuring charges of $5 million.

Corporate

Corporate expenses before depreciation for the fourth quarter of 2014 decreased 12% to $96 million from $109 million for the same prior-year period, reflecting lower stock-based compensation expense mainly from the change in the Company's stock price.

Other Items, Net

The fourth quarter of 2014 was affected by $21 million in foreign-exchange losses associated with the strengthening of the U.S. dollar during the period.

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, 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), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, POP (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This 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; 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


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2014



2013



2014



2013














Revenues

$

3,681



$

3,571



$

13,806



$

14,005


Operating income

707



715



2,896



3,025


Interest expense

(87)



(94)



(363)



(375)


Interest income

3



2



13



8


Loss on early extinguishment of debt





(352)




Other items, net

(20)



9



(30)



7


Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

603



632



2,164



2,665


Provision for income taxes

(201)



(200)



(762)



(878)


Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax



(10)



(48)



(49)


Net earnings from continuing operations

402



422



1,354



1,738


Net earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax

11



48



1,605



141


Net earnings

$

413



$

470



$

2,959



$

1,879


Basic net earnings per common share:












Net earnings from continuing operations

$

.78



$

.70



$

2.46



$

2.86


Net earnings from discontinued operations

$

.02



$

.08



$

2.92



$

.23


Net earnings

$

.80



$

.78



$

5.38



$

3.09














Diluted net earnings per common share:












Net earnings from continuing operations

$

.77



$

.69



$

2.41



$

2.79


Net earnings from discontinued operations

$

.02



$

.08



$

2.86



$

.23


Net earnings

$

.79



$

.76



$

5.27



$

3.01














Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:












Basic

515



599



550



608


Diluted

523



615



561



624














Dividends per common share

$

.15



$

.12



$

.54



$

.48


 

 


CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited; in millions)



At



At



December 31, 2014


December 31, 2013

Assets










Cash and cash equivalents


$

428





$

368



Receivables, net


3,459





3,234



Programming and other inventory


922





772



Prepaid expenses and other current assets


780





645



Current assets of discontinued operations






351



Total current assets


5,589





5,370



Property and equipment


3,164





3,060



Less accumulated depreciation and amortization


1,731





1,599



Net property and equipment


1,433





1,461



Programming and other inventory


1,817





1,697



Goodwill


6,698





6,588



Intangible assets


6,008





5,870



Other assets


2,488





1,963



Assets held for sale






314



Assets of discontinued operations


39





3,124



Total Assets


$

24,072





$

26,387



Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity










Accounts payable


$

302





$

286



Participants' share and royalties payable


999





1,008



Program rights


404





398



Commercial paper


616





475



Current portion of long-term debt


20





20



Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


1,666





1,766



Current liabilities of discontinued operations


26





254



Total current liabilities


4,033





4,207



Long-term debt


6,510





5,940



Other liabilities


6,441





5,797



Liabilities of discontinued operations


118





477



Total Stockholders' Equity


6,970





9,966



Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$

24,072





$

26,387



 

 

CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited; in millions)



Twelve Months Ended


December 31,



2014



2013



Operating Activities:








Net earnings


$

2,959



$

1,879



Less: Net earnings from discontinued operations


1,605



141



Net earnings from continuing operations


1,354



1,738



Adjustments to reconcile net earnings from continuing operations to net cash flow provided by operating activities from continuing operations:








Depreciation and amortization


281



290



Impairment charge


52





Stock-based compensation


154



222



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


57



57



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


(688)



(528)



Net cash flow provided by operating activities from continuing operations


1,210



1,779



Net cash flow provided by operating activities from discontinued operations


65



94



Net cash flow provided by operating activities


1,275



1,873



Investing Activities:








Acquisitions, net of cash acquired


(27)



(20)



Capital expenditures


(206)



(212)



Investments in and advances to investee companies


(98)



(176)



Proceeds from sale of investments


12



30



Proceeds from dispositions


7



164



Other investing activities


(4)





Net cash flow used for investing activities from continuing operations


(316)



(214)



Net cash flow used for investing activities from discontinued operations


(285)



(58)



Net cash flow used for investing activities


(601)



(272)



Financing Activities:








Proceeds from short-term debt borrowings, net


141



475



Proceeds from issuance of notes


1,728





Repayment of notes and debentures


(1,152)





Payment of capital lease obligations


(17)



(17)



Payment of contingent consideration




(30)



Dividends


(292)



(300)



Purchase of Company common stock


(3,595)



(2,185)



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


(146)



(145)



Proceeds from exercise of stock options


283



146



Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation


243



148



Other financing activities


(3)



(4)



Net cash flow used for financing activities from continuing operations


(2,810)



(1,912)



Net cash flow provided by financing activities from discontinued operations


2,167





Net cash flow used for financing activities


(643)



(1,912)



Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


31



(311)



Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period (includes $29 (2014) and
    
$21(2013) of discontinued operations cash)


397



708



Cash and cash equivalents at end of period (includes $29 (2013)
    
of discontinued operations cash)


$

428



$

397



 

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

The Company presents Segment OIBDA, as defined below, as the primary measure of profit and loss for its operating segments ("segment profit measure") in accordance with FASB guidance for segment reporting. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the Company will present Operating Income excluding restructuring charges and impairment charges as its segment profit measure, in order to align with the primary method the Company's management began using in 2015 to evaluate segment performance and to make decisions regarding the allocation of resources to its segments.

The following tables set forth the Company's OIBDA, Adjusted OIBDA, and Adjusted Operating Income for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014, and 2013. 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, net of tax; Equity in earnings (loss) of investee companies, net of tax; Provision for income taxes; Other items, net; Loss 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, where applicable. For each individual operating segment, Adjusted OIBDA is also known as "Segment OIBDA". The Company defines "Adjusted Operating Income" as Operating Income (Loss) before restructuring charges and impairment charges.

The Company uses Adjusted OIBDA (or Segment OIBDA for each segment), Adjusted Operating Income, OIBDA margin and Adjusted Operating Income 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 and Adjusted Operating Income are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), they should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, net earnings (loss) as an indicator of operating performance. Adjusted OIBDA and Adjusted Operating Income, as the Company calculates them, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. In addition, these measures do not necessarily represent funds available for discretionary use and are not necessarily a measure of the Company's ability to fund its cash needs. As Adjusted OIBDA and Adjusted Operating Income exclude 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 and Adjusted Operating Income to operating income and net earnings (loss). In addition, the following tables also provide reconciliations of Segment OIBDA and Adjusted Operating Income for each segment to such segment's operating income (loss).

 

 

CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

(Unaudited; in millions)


Three Months Ended December 31, 2014


OIBDA


Depreciation and
Amortization


Operating
Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

287




$

(34)





$

253



Cable Networks

247




(6)





241



Publishing

27




(2)





25



Local Broadcasting

313




(21)





292



Corporate

(96)




(8)





(104)



Total

$

778




$

(71)





$

707



Margin (a)

21

%








19

%


 

Three Months Ended December 31, 2013


Adjusted OIBDA


Depreciation and
Amortization


Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)


Restructuring Charges


Operating
Income (Loss)

Entertainment

$

418




$

(38)




$

380



$

(12)




$

368



Cable Networks

199




(5)




194



(1)




193



Publishing

37




(1)




36



(1)




35



Local Broadcasting

263




(22)




241



(5)




236



Corporate

(109)




(7)




(116)



(1)




(117)



Total

$

808




$

(73)




$

735



$

(20)




$

715



Margin (a)

23

%







21

%






20

%


 


Three Months Ended December 31,


2014


2013

Adjusted OIBDA


$

778





$

808



Restructuring charges






(20)



Total OIBDA


778





788



Depreciation and amortization


(71)





(73)



Operating income


707





715



Interest expense


(87)





(94)



Interest income


3





2



Other items, net


(20)





9



Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes


603





632



Provision for income taxes


(201)





(200)



Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax






(10)



Net earnings from continuing operations


402





422



Net earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax


11





48



Net earnings


$

413





$

470




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

 

 

CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

(Unaudited; in millions)


Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2014


Adjusted OIBDA


Depreciation and
Amortization


Adjusted
Operating
Income
(Loss)


Restructuring Charges


Impairment Charge


Operating Income
(Loss)

Entertainment

$

1,455



$

(139)



$

1,316



$

(8)



$



$

1,308


Cable Networks

997



(23)



974







974


Publishing

107



(6)



101



(1)





100


Local Broadcasting

965



(87)



878



(14)



(52)



812


Corporate

(269)



(26)



(295)



(3)





(298)


Total

$

3,255



$

(281)



$

2,974



$

(26)



$

(52)



$

2,896


Margin (a)

24

%





22

%








21

%

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013


Adjusted
OIBDA


Depreciation and
Amortization


Adjusted
Operating
Income
(Loss)


Restructuring
Charges


Operating
Income
(Loss)

Entertainment

$

1,758



$

(153)



$

1,605



$

(12)



$

1,593


Cable Networks

898



(20)



878



(1)



877


Publishing

113



(6)



107



(1)



106


Local Broadcasting

898



(86)



812



(5)



807


Corporate

(332)



(25)



(357)



(1)



(358)


Total

$

3,335



$

(290)



$

3,045



$

(20)



$

3,025


Margin (a)

24

%





22

%





22

%

 


Twelve Months Ended December 31,


2014


2013

Adjusted OIBDA


$

3,255





$

3,335



Restructuring charges


(26)





(20)



Impairment charge


(52)







Total OIBDA


3,177





3,315



Depreciation and amortization


(281)





(290)



Operating income


2,896





3,025



Interest expense


(363)





(375)



Interest income


13





8



Loss on early extinguishment of debt


(352)







Other items, net


(30)





7



Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes


2,164





2,665



Provision for income taxes


(762)





(878)



Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax


(48)





(49)



Net earnings from continuing operations


1,354





1,738



Net earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax


1,605





141



Net earnings


$

2,959





$

1,879




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

 


 

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

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 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


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2014



2013



2014



2013



Net cash flow provided by operating activities

$

987



$

553



$

1,275



$

1,873



Capital expenditures

(94)



(100)



(206)



(212)



Exclude operating cash flow from discontinued operations

13



173



65



94



Free cash flow

$

880



$

280



$

1,004



$

1,567



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




Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2014



2013



2014



2013



Net cash flow provided by operating activities

$

987



$

553



$

1,275



$

1,873



Net cash flow used for investing activities

$

(133)



$

(156)



$

(601)



$

(272)



Net cash flow used for financing activities

$

(604)



$

(226)



$

(643)



$

(1,912)


 

 

CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)
(Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)

2014 and 2013 Adjusted Results
The following tables reconcile adjusted financial results to the reported results included in this earnings release. The Company believes that adjusting its financial results for the impact of these items is relevant and useful for investors because it allows investors to view performance in a manner similar to the method used by the Company's management, provides a clearer perspective on the current underlying performance of the Company, and adjusting each period's results on the same basis makes it easier to compare the Company's year-over-year results

 


Three Months Ended December 31, 2013


2013

Reported


Restructuring Charges (a)


2013

Adjusted

Revenues

$

3,571



$



$

3,571


OIBDA

788



20



808











OIBDA margin (b)

22

%





23

%










Operating income

715



20



735


Interest expense

(94)





(94)


Interest income

2





2


Other items, net

9





9


Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

632



20



652


Provision for income taxes

(200)



(8)



(208)


Effective income tax rate

32

%





32

%










Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

(10)





(10)


Net earnings from continuing operations

$

422



$

12



$

434


Diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

.69



$

.02



$

.71


Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding

615






615



(a) Restructuring charges at Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, Local Broadcasting and Corporate primarily for the reorganization and closure of certain business operations.


(b) OIBDA margin is defined as OIBDA or Adjusted OIBDA divided by revenues.

 

 

CBS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

(Unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)



Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2014


2014
Reported


Restructuring
Charges (a)


Impairment
Charge (b)


Extinguishment
of Debt


2014
Adjusted

Revenues

$

13,806



$



$



$



$

13,806


OIBDA

3,177



26



52





3,255

















OIBDA margin (c)

23

%











24

%
















Operating income

2,896



26



52





2,974


Interest expense

(363)









(363)


Interest income

13









13


Loss on early extinguishment of debt

(352)







352




Other items, net

(30)









(30)


Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

2,164



26



52



352



2,594


Provision for income taxes

(762)



(10)



22



(133)



(883)


Effective income tax rate

35

%











34

%
















Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

(48)









(48)


Net earnings from continuing operations

$

1,354



$

16



$

74



$

219



$

1,663


Diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

2.41



$

.03



$

.13



$

.39



$

2.96


Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding

561












561





Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013


2013
Reported


Restructuring
Charges (d)


Impairment
Charge


Extinguishment
of Debt


2013
Adjusted

Revenues

$

14,005



$



$



$



$

14,005


OIBDA

3,315



20







3,335

















OIBDA margin (c)

24

%











24

%
















Operating income

3,025



20







3,045


Interest expense

(375)









(375)


Interest income

8









8


Other items, net

7









7


Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

2,665



20







2,685


Provision for income taxes

(878)



(8)







(886)


Effective income tax rate

33

%











33

%
















Equity in loss of investee companies, net of tax

(49)









(49)


Net earnings from continuing operations

$

1,738



$

12



$



$



$

1,750


Diluted EPS from continuing operations

$

2.79



$

.02



$



$



$

2.80


Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding

624












624



(a) Restructuring charges at Entertainment, Publishing, Local Broadcasting and Corporate primarily for the reorganization and closure of certain business operations and other exit costs.

(b) Reflects a noncash impairment charge to reduce goodwill at Local Broadcasting in connection with a radio station swap.

(c) OIBDA margin is defined as OIBDA or Adjusted OIBDA divided by revenues.

(d) Restructuring charges at Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, Local Broadcasting and Corporate primarily for the reorganization and closure of certain business operations.

 

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SOURCE CBS Corporation

Press: Gil Schwartz, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, (212) 975-2121, gdschwartz@cbs.com, or Dana McClintock, Executive Vice President of Communications, (212) 975-1077, dlmcclintock@cbs.com; 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