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Aug 07, 2019
Qurate Retail, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2019-- Qurate Retail, Inc. ("Qurate Retail") (Nasdaq: QRTEA, QRTEB) today reported second quarter 2019 results. Headlines include(1):

Operating results:

  • Qurate Retail total revenue decreased 4% to $3.1 billion
    • Revenue decreased 3% in constant currency(2)
    • eCommerce revenue comprised $1.8 billion or 59% of total revenue
  • Qurate Retail reported $0.28 diluted EPS; $0.48 adjusted diluted EPS(3)
  • QxH revenue decreased 1% to $1.9 billion
  • QVC International revenue decreased 2% to $640 million
    • Revenue increased 1% in constant currency
  • Zulily revenue decreased 13% to $363 million
  • Cornerstone revenue decreased 11% to $234 million
    • Revenue decreased 3% excluding closed Improvements business
  • Realized cumulative run-rate cost synergies of $87 million since acquisition through June 30th

Corporate updates:

  • From May 1st through July 31st, repurchased 11.9 million QRTEA shares at an average price per share of $12.88 and total cost of $153 million
  • Repaid QVC’s $400 million 3.125% senior secured notes due 2019
  • Appointed Leslie Ferraro, former Walt Disney Company executive, to President, QxH effective September 16th

“We made good strategic and operational progress, evidenced by the sequential improvement in revenue and adjusted OIBDA margin at QxH and the double-digit, year-over-year adjusted OIBDA(3) growth at QVC International in constant currency. These gains were partially offset by deterioration at Zulily,” said Mike George, President and CEO of Qurate Retail. “We are encouraged by the resiliency of our businesses and our ability to generate high levels of adjusted OIBDA and free cash flow in a dynamic and highly competitive environment. We resumed share buybacks, repurchasing nearly 12 million shares at an average price per share of $12.88 following our last earnings call. Going forward, we remain focused on building on the collective strengths of QVC and HSN, realizing synergies and stabilizing Zulily.”

Discussion of Results

Unless otherwise noted, the following discussion compares financial information for the three months ended June 30, 2019 to the same period in 2018. During the first quarter of 2019, Qurate Retail changed its reportable segments to combine QVC US and HSN into one QxH reportable segment and is presenting prior period information in this press release to conform to this change.

SECOND QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS

(amounts in millions)

2Q18

 

2Q19

 

% Change

 

% Change
Constant
Currency(a)

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QxH

$

1,900

 

 

$

1,874

 

 

(1

)%

 

 

 

QVC International(b)

 

656

 

 

 

640

 

 

(2

)%

 

1

%

Zulily

 

415

 

 

 

363

 

 

(13

)%

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

262

 

 

 

234

 

 

(11

)%

 

 

 

Intersegment eliminations

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

NM

 

 

 

 

Total Qurate Retail Revenue

$

3,233

 

 

$

3,111

 

 

(4

)%

 

(3

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QxH

$

308

 

 

$

292

 

 

(5

)%

 

 

 

QVC International(b)

 

82

 

 

 

73

 

 

(11

)%

 

(9

)%

Zulily

 

(27

)

 

 

(23

)

 

15

%

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

8

 

 

 

6

 

 

(25

)%

 

 

 

Unallocated corporate cost(c)

 

(13

)

 

 

(12

)

 

8

%

 

 

 

Total Qurate Retail Operating Income

$

358

 

 

$

336

 

 

(6

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QxH

$

401

 

 

$

395

 

 

(1

)%

 

 

 

QVC International(b)

 

100

 

 

 

106

 

 

6

%

 

10

%

Zulily

 

29

 

 

 

7

 

 

(76

)%

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

19

 

 

 

14

 

 

(26

)%

 

 

 

Unallocated corporate cost(c)

 

(7

)

 

 

(9

)

 

(29

)%

 

 

 

Total Qurate Retail Adjusted OIBDA

$

542

 

 

$

513

 

 

(5

)%

 

 

 

____________________

a)

For a definition of constant currency financial metrics, see the accompanying schedules.

b)

Includes QVC Germany, QVC Italy, QVC Japan, QVC UK and QVC France until it was closed on March 13, 2019.

c)

Includes corporate costs incurred at Qurate Retail, Inc. but not allocated to any business segment.

SECOND QUARTER 2019 NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED NET INCOME(3)

(amounts in millions)

2Q18

 

2Q19

 

Net Income(a)

$

187

 

$

118

 

Adjusted Net Income(b)

$

216

 

$

206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding ("WASO")

 

467

 

 

428

 

Potentially dilutive shares

 

4

 

 

-

 

Diluted WASO

 

471

 

 

428

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP EPS(a)

$

0.40

 

$

0.28

 

Adjusted EPS(b)

$

0.46

 

$

0.48

 

____________________

a)

Represents net income and diluted net income per share from continuing operations attributable to Series A and Series B common stockholders as presented in Qurate Retail’s financial statements.

b)

See reconciling schedule 3.

QxH

QxH reported sales declines in apparel and jewelry, which were partially offset by gains primarily in accessories and electronics. Operating income margin contracted and adjusted OIBDA margin was flat, reflecting gross margin pressure mainly from higher fulfillment (freight and warehouse) expense, which was partially offset by higher product margins. QxH also incurred higher bad debt and marketing expense. These factors were offset by lower TV distribution commissions and customer service expense. Lower TV distribution commissions were due in part to the accounting treatment for certain renewed HSN carriage agreements (described below), as well as renegotiated rates at HSN and growth in off-air sales. Operating income included higher amortization expense related to HSN carriage agreements.

Beginning in the third quarter of 2018, HSN began renewing TV carriage agreements with certain distribution partners, which provided multi-year upfront payments that are amortized over the life of the agreements, versus its previous convention of expensing quarterly payments as incurred. This accounting change has a positive impact on QxH’s adjusted OIBDA with a corresponding increase in QxH’s amortization expense, which is neutral to operating income each period and cash neutral over the life of the agreements.

QVC International

US Dollar denominated results were negatively impacted by exchange rate fluctuations, primarily due to the Dollar strengthening 6% versus the Euro and British Pound and 1% versus the Japanese Yen. The financial metrics presented in this press release also provide a comparison of the percentage change in QVC International’s results in constant currency (where applicable) to the comparable figures calculated in accordance with US GAAP for the second quarter of 2019.

QVC International constant currency sales gains were driven by growth primarily in Japan, partially offset by declines in Germany and the UK. Operating income declined primarily due to $12 million of depreciation expense for the disposition of long-lived assets in France. As previously announced, QVC closed its television and digital platforms in France on March 13, 2019. Operating income margin contracted due to the aforementioned charge related to France, while adjusted OIBDA margin expanded reflecting improved gross margins, primarily from ASP leverage. QVC International also benefitted from lower fixed and marketing costs, which were partially due to the closure of France.

Zulily

Zulily revenue declined due to lower unit volume driven by a decrease in new customers and lower purchasing frequency from existing customers, as well as lower ASP. Product categories that led the sales decline were apparel (kids and women), home and footwear. Zulily’s results were affected by less efficient customer acquisition spend on certain digital marketing channels and the impact of sales tax collection in additional states versus the prior year. Operating loss improved due to a decrease in purchase accounting amortization. Adjusted OIBDA declined primarily due to lower sales, higher supply chain expense and fixed costs associated with increased technology-related headcount.

Cornerstone

Cornerstone revenue declined primarily driven by the shutdown of the Improvements catalog business effective December 2018 and weakness in the outdoor category, particularly at Frontgate, as well as the impact of sales tax collection in additional states versus the prior year. Excluding Improvements, revenue declined 3%. The operating income and adjusted OIBDA declines principally reflect lower revenue and gross margin pressure due to promotional activity, which were partially offset by lower selling, general and administrative costs. Operating income also benefited from lower purchase accounting amortization.

SECOND QUARTER 2019 SUPPLEMENTAL METRICS

 

(amounts in millions unless otherwise noted)

 

2Q18

2Q19

% Change

 

% Change
Constant
Currency(a)

QxH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales % of Revenue

 

 

62.2

 

%

 

63.2

 

%

100

 

bps

 

 

 

Operating Income Margin (%)

 

 

16.2

 

%

 

15.6

 

%

(60

)

bps

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA Margin (%)

 

 

21.1

 

%

 

21.1

 

%

-

 

bps

 

 

 

Average Selling Price

 

$

54.41

 

 

$

53.00

 

 

(3

)

%

 

 

 

Units Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

%

 

 

 

Return Rate(b)

 

 

17.0

 

%

 

17.1

 

%

10

 

bps

 

 

 

eCommerce Revenue(c)

 

$

1,018

 

 

$

1,040

 

 

2

 

%

 

 

 

eCommerce % of Total Revenue

 

 

53.6

 

%

 

55.5

 

%

190

 

bps

 

 

 

Mobile % of eCommerce Revenue(d)

 

 

63.5

 

%

 

67.6

 

%

410

 

bps

 

 

 

LTM Total Customers(e)

 

 

10.7

 

 

 

10.7

 

 

-

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QVC – International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales % of Revenue

 

 

62.2

 

%

 

61.2

 

%

(100

)

bps

 

 

 

Operating Income Margin (%)

 

 

12.5

 

%

 

11.4

 

%

(110

)

bps

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA Margin (%)

 

 

15.2

 

%

 

16.6

 

%

140

 

bps

 

 

 

Average Selling Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

%

 

7

%

Units Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

%

 

 

 

eCommerce Revenue(c)

 

$

245

 

 

$

261

 

 

7

 

%

 

13

%

eCommerce % of Total Revenue

 

 

37.3

 

%

 

40.8

 

%

350

 

bps

 

 

 

Mobile % of eCommerce Revenue(d)

 

 

71.5

 

%

 

75.6

 

%

410

 

bps

 

 

 

LTM Total Customers(e)

 

 

4.8

 

 

 

4.7

 

 

(2

)

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zulily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales % of Revenue

 

 

72.3

 

%

 

74.4

 

%

210

 

bps

 

 

 

Operating Income Margin (%)

 

 

(6.5

)

%

 

(6.3

)

%

20

 

bps

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA Margin (%)

 

 

7.0

 

%

 

1.9

 

%

(510

)

bps

 

 

 

Mobile % of Total Orders

 

 

70.5

 

%

 

73.9

 

%

340

 

bps

 

 

 

LTM Total Customers(e)

 

 

6.4

 

 

 

6.2

 

 

(3

)

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income Margin (%)

 

 

3.1

 

%

 

2.6

 

%

(50

)

bps

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA Margin (%)

 

 

7.3

 

%

 

6.0

 

%

(130

)

bps

 

 

 

eCommerce Revenue(c)

 

$

188

 

 

$

169

 

 

(10

)

%

 

 

 

eCommerce % of Total Revenue

 

 

71.9

 

%

 

72.2

 

%

30

 

bps

 

 

 

a)

For a definition of constant currency financial metrics, see the accompanying schedules.

b)

Measured as returned sales over gross shipped sales.

c)

Based on net revenue.

d)

Based on gross US Dollar orders.

e)

LTM: Last twelve months.

Taxes

Qurate Retail estimates that its ongoing annual effective tax rate will be in the range of 16% - 19% including federal, state and foreign taxes, net of tax credits generated by Qurate Retail’s green energy investments. This estimate excludes the impact of one-time tax items and is subject to adjustment. Qurate Retail’s book tax rate in 2019 will be impacted by the tax loss generated by the sale of Qurate Retail’s investment in FTD in the second quarter. This loss resulted in a net income tax benefit of $34 million that was recognized in full in the second quarter and a long-term tax receivable of approximately $100 million, which will not impact cash taxes until the end of 2020 when such receivable is expected to be collected.

Share Repurchases

From May 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019, Qurate Retail repurchased approximately 11.9 million shares of Series A common stock (Nasdaq: QRTEA) at an average cost per share of $12.88 for total cash consideration of $153 million. Since the creation of our existing common stock (including its predecessors, the QVC Group and the Liberty Interactive Group) in May 2006, Qurate Retail has repurchased shares for aggregate cash consideration of $9.0 billion, representing approximately 60% of the shares outstanding in May 2006. All repurchases up to August 9, 2012, the date on which the QVC Group stock was recapitalized to create the Liberty Ventures common stock, were comprised of shares of the combined stocks.

On May 30, 2019, Qurate Retail’s board of directors increased its stock repurchase authorization by an additional $500 million. The remaining repurchase authorization for Qurate Retail is approximately $526 million as of July 31, 2019.

FOOTNOTES

1)

Qurate Retail’s President and CEO, Mike George, and Executive Chairman, Greg Maffei will discuss these highlights and other matters on Qurate Retail’s earnings conference call which will begin at 8:30 a.m. (E.D.T.) on August 8, 2019. For information regarding how to access the call, please see “Important Notice” later in this document.

2)

For a definition of constant currency financial metrics, see the accompanying schedules. Applicable reconciliations can be found in the financial tables at the beginning of this press release.

3)

For definitions and applicable reconciliations of adjusted OIBDA, adjusted OIBDA margin, adjusted net income and adjusted EPS, see the accompanying schedules.

NOTES

Cash and Debt

The following presentation is provided to separately identify cash and debt information.

(amounts in millions)

 

3/31/2019

 

6/30/2019

Cash and cash equivalents (GAAP)

 

$

508

 

 

$

519

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indemnification Asset(a)

 

$

110

 

 

$

133

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt:

 

 

 

 

 

 

QVC senior notes(b)

 

$

3,775

 

 

$

3,375

QVC bank credit facility

 

 

1,438

 

 

 

1,733

Total Qurate Retail Group Debt

 

$

5,213

 

 

$

5,108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior notes(b)

 

 

791

 

 

 

791

Senior exchangeable debentures(c)

 

 

1,512

 

 

 

1,505

Corporate Level Debentures

 

 

2,303

 

 

 

2,296

Total Qurate Retail, Inc. Debt

 

$

7,516

 

 

$

7,404

Unamortized discount, fair market value adjustment and deferred loan costs

 

 

(73

)

 

 

54

Total Qurate Retail, Inc. Debt (GAAP)

 

$

7,443

 

 

$

7,458

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QVC, Inc. leverage(d)

 

 

2.3x

 

 

2.4x

a)

Indemnity from GCI Liberty, pursuant to an indemnification agreement with respect to the 1.75% exchangeable debentures due 2046 (the “Charter exchangeable debentures”) issued by Liberty Interactive LLC (“LI LLC”), as described in this press release.

b)

Face amount of Senior Notes and Debentures with no reduction for the unamortized discount.

c)

Face amount of Senior Exchangeable Debentures with no reduction for the fair market value adjustment.

d)

As defined in QVC, Inc.’s credit agreement. Includes QxH, QVC International and Zulily.

Cash at Qurate Retail increased $11 million in the second quarter as cash from operations more than offset share repurchases, capital expenditures, net debt repayment and other investing activities. Total debt at Qurate Retail decreased by $112 million in the second quarter primarily due to the repayment of QVC’s $400 million 3.125% senior secured notes due 2019.

Qurate Retail benefits from an indemnification agreement with GCI Liberty with respect to its Charter exchangeable debentures. The indemnification agreement compensates Qurate Retail for any payments made in excess of the adjusted principal amount of the debentures to any holder that exercises its exchange right on or before the put/call date of October 5, 2023. This indemnity is supported by a negative pledge in favor of Qurate Retail on the 1.0 million reference shares of Class A common stock of Charter held at GCI Liberty that underlie the Charter exchangeable debentures. The indemnification asset on Qurate Retail’s balance sheet is valued based on the estimated exchange feature in the Charter exchangeable debentures. As of June 30, 2019, a holder of the Charter exchangeable debentures does not have the ability to exchange, and accordingly, the indemnification asset has been classified as a long-term asset. There is $332 million principal amount of the Charter exchangeable debentures outstanding as of June 30, 2019.

Important Notice:Qurate Retail, Inc. (Nasdaq: QRTEA, QRTEB) President and CEO, Mike George, and Executive Chairman, Greg Maffei, will discuss Qurate Retail’s earnings release on a conference call which will begin at 8:30 a.m. (E.D.T.) on August 8, 2019. The call can be accessed by dialing (800) 347-6311 or (323) 794-2094, passcode 3591272, at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. The call will also be broadcast live across the Internet and archived on our website. To access the webcast go to http://ir.qurateretail.com/events-and-presentations. Links to this press release and replays of the call will also be available on Qurate Retail’s website.

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements, including statements about business strategies and initiatives and their expected benefits, market potential, future financial prospects and performance, Qurate Retail’s estimated ongoing annual tax rate, market conditions, the indemnification by GCI Liberty, the expected benefits (including synergies) of the acquisition of HSNi and the related intercompany restructuring, the continuation of our stock repurchase program and other matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including, without limitation, possible changes in market acceptance of new products or services, competitive issues, regulatory matters affecting our businesses, continued access to capital on terms acceptable to Qurate Retail, changes in law and government regulations, the availability of investment opportunities and market conditions conducive to stock repurchases. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Qurate Retail expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Qurate Retail's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Please refer to the publicly filed documents of Qurate Retail, including the most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q, for additional information about Qurate Retail and about the risks and uncertainties related to Qurate Retail's business which may affect the statements made in this press release.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, this press release includes a presentation of adjusted OIBDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, for Qurate Retail, QVC (and certain of its subsidiaries), Zulily and Cornerstone together with a reconciliation to that entity or such businesses’ operating income, as determined under GAAP. Qurate Retail defines adjusted OIBDA as revenue less cost of sales, operating expenses, and selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding all stock based compensation, and excludes from that definition depreciation and amortization, certain purchase accounting adjustments, separately reported litigation settlements, transaction related costs (including restructuring, integration, and advisory fees) and impairment charges that are included in the measurement of operating income pursuant to GAAP. Further, this press release includes adjusted OIBDA margin which is also a non-GAAP financial measure. Qurate Retail defines adjusted OIBDA margin as adjusted OIBDA divided by revenue.

Qurate Retail believes adjusted OIBDA is an important indicator of the operational strength and performance of its businesses by identifying those items that are not directly a reflection of each business’ performance or indicative of ongoing business trends. In addition, this measure allows management to view operating results and perform analytical comparisons and benchmarking between businesses and identify strategies to improve performance. Because adjusted OIBDA is used as a measure of operating performance, Qurate Retail views operating income as the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Adjusted OIBDA is not meant to replace or supersede operating income or any other GAAP measure, but rather to supplement such GAAP measures in order to present investors with the same information that Qurate Retail's management considers in assessing the results of operations and performance of its assets. Please see the attached schedules for applicable reconciliations.

In addition, this press release includes references to adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share, which are non-GAAP financial measures, for Qurate Retail. Qurate Retail defines adjusted net income as net income, excluding the impact of acquisition accounting amortization (net of deferred tax benefit), mark to market adjustments on certain public debt and equity securities and other one-time adjustments. Qurate Retail defines adjusted earnings per share as diluted earnings per share plus the diluted per share effects of certain adjustments, net of tax.

Qurate Retail believes adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are important indicators of financial performance due to the impact of purchase accounting amortization, mark to market adjustments and other one-time items identified in Schedule 3 below. Because adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are used as measures of overall financial performance, Qurate Retail views net income and diluted earnings per share, respectively, as the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are not meant to replace or supersede net income, diluted earnings per share or any other GAAP measure, but rather to supplement such GAAP measures in order to present investors with a supplemental metric of financial performance. Please see the attached schedules for a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income (loss) and adjusted earnings per share to diluted earnings per share, in each case, calculated in accordance with GAAP for Qurate Retail (Schedule 3).

This press release also references certain financial metrics on a constant currency basis, which is a non-GAAP measure, for Qurate Retail. Constant currency financial metrics, as presented herein, are calculated by translating the current-year and prior-year reported amounts into comparable amounts using a single foreign exchange rate for each currency.

Qurate Retail believes constant currency financial metrics are an important indicator of financial performance, in particular for QVC, due to the translational impact of foreign currency fluctuations relating to its subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as its JV in China. We use constant currency financial metrics to provide a framework to assess how our businesses performed excluding the effects of foreign currency exchange fluctuations. Please see the financial tables at the beginning of this press release for a reconciliation of the impact of foreign currency fluctuations on revenue, operating income, adjusted OIBDA and average selling price.

SCHEDULE 1

The following table provides a reconciliation of Qurate Retail’s adjusted OIBDA to its operating income calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018, December 31, 2018, March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively.

CONSOLIDATED OPERATING INCOME AND PRO FORMA ADJUSTED OIBDA RECONCILIATION

(amounts in millions)

 

2Q18

 

3Q18

 

4Q18

 

1Q19

 

2Q19

Qurate Retail, Inc. Operating Income

 

$

358

 

$

237

 

$

435

 

$

288

 

$

336

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

159

 

 

167

 

 

148

 

 

153

 

 

158

Stock compensation expense

 

 

23

 

 

21

 

 

21

 

 

19

 

 

18

Impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

Operating company level transaction related costs

 

 

2

 

 

43

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

1

Qurate Retail, Inc. Adjusted OIBDA

 

$

542

 

$

468

 

$

652

 

$

460

 

$

513

SCHEDULE 2

The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted OIBDA for QVC (and certain of its subsidiaries), Zulily and Cornerstone to that entity or such businesses' operating income (loss) calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018, December 31, 2018, March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively. As there are no material reconciling items between adjusted OIBDA and operating income for the QVC China joint venture for the referenced periods, no reconciliation has been provided.

BUSINESS SEGMENT ADJUSTED OIBDA RECONCILIATION

 

(amounts in millions)

 

2Q18

 

3Q18

 

4Q18

 

1Q19

 

2Q19

QVC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

$

390

 

 

$

305

 

 

$

461

 

 

$

326

 

 

$

365

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

97

 

 

 

107

 

 

 

106

 

 

 

118

 

 

 

124

 

Stock compensation

 

 

12

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

11

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

Transaction related costs

 

 

2

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

$

501

 

 

$

464

 

 

$

618

 

 

$

453

 

 

$

501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QxH adjusted OIBDA

 

$

401

 

 

$

371

 

 

$

489

 

 

$

352

 

 

$

395

 

QVC International adjusted OIBDA

 

 

100

 

 

 

93

 

 

 

129

 

 

 

101

 

 

 

106

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zulily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

 

$

(27

)

 

$

(38

)

 

$

(2

)

 

$

(13

)

 

$

(23

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

52

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

26

 

Stock compensation

 

 

4

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

4

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

$

29

 

 

$

18

 

 

$

34

 

 

$

17

 

 

$

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

$

8

 

 

$

(19

)

 

$

(13

)

 

$

(7

)

 

$

6

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

10

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

8

 

Stock compensation

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Transaction related costs

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

$

19

 

 

$

(7

)

 

$

6

 

 

$

3

 

 

$

14

 

SCHEDULE 3

The following table provides a reconciliation of Qurate Retail’s adjusted net income to its net income and adjusted earnings per share to diluted earnings per share, in each case, calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018, December 31, 2018, March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively.

ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EPS RECONCILIATION

 

(amounts in millions)

 

 

2Q18

 

 

3Q18

 

 

4Q18

 

 

1Q19

 

 

2Q19

Qurate Retail, Inc. Net income (GAAP)

 

$

187

 

 

$

72

 

$

273

 

 

$

55

 

$

118

 

Purchase accounting amort., net of deferred tax benefit (a)

 

 

47

 

 

 

48

 

 

32

 

 

 

34

 

 

34

 

Operating company level transaction related costs, net of tax benefit

 

 

2

 

 

 

33

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Impairment of intangible assets, net of tax benefit

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

Non-recurring tax items(b)

 

 

(4

)

 

 

 

 

(76

)

 

 

 

 

(34

)

Mark-to-market adjustments, net(c)

 

 

(16

)

 

 

16

 

 

12

 

 

 

62

 

 

87

 

Adjusted Net Income

 

$

216

 

 

$

169

 

$

277

 

 

$

151

 

$

206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)

 

$

0.40

 

 

$

0.16

 

$

0.61

 

 

$

0.13

 

$

0.28

 

Total adjustments per share, net of tax

 

 

0.06

 

 

 

0.21

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

0.22

 

 

0.20

 

Adjusted earnings per share

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

0.37

 

$

0.62

 

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.48

 

____________________

a)

Add-back relates to non-cash, non-tax deductible purchase accounting amortization from Qurate Retail’s acquisitions of QVC, HSN, Zulily and Cornerstone, net of book deferred tax benefit.

b)

Includes impact of US tax reform and other one-time tax items.

c)

Add-back includes realized and unrealized gains/losses on financial instruments, net of tax.

QURATE RETAIL, INC.

BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

amounts in millions

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

519

 

653

Trade and other receivables, net

 

 

1,295

 

1,835

Inventory, net

 

 

1,516

 

1,474

Other current assets

 

 

203

 

224

Total current assets

 

 

3,533

 

4,186

Investments in equity securities

 

 

99

 

96

Property and equipment, net

 

 

1,339

 

1,322

Intangible assets not subject to amortization

 

 

10,916

 

10,912

Intangible assets subject to amortization, net

 

 

1,069

 

1,058

Other assets, at cost, net of accumulated amortization

 

 

765

 

267

Total assets

 

$

17,721

 

17,841

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

 

861

 

1,204

Accrued liabilities

 

 

949

 

1,182

Current portion of debt

 

 

1,175

 

1,410

Other current liabilities

 

 

187

 

155

Total current liabilities

 

 

3,172

 

3,951

Long-term debt

 

 

6,283

 

5,963

Deferred income tax liabilities

 

 

1,900

 

1,925

Other liabilities

 

 

725

 

258

Total liabilities

 

 

12,080

 

12,097

Equity/Attributed net assets (liabilities)

 

 

5,523

 

5,624

Non-controlling interests in equity of subsidiaries

 

 

118

 

120

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

17,721

 

17,841

QURATE RETAIL, INC.

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS INFORMATION

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenue, net

 

$

3,111

 

 

3,233

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of retail sales

 

 

1,996

 

 

2,050

 

Operating

 

 

197

 

 

238

 

Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation and transaction related costs

 

 

424

 

 

428

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

158

 

 

159

 

 

 

 

2,775

 

 

2,875

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

336

 

 

358

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(93

)

 

(96

)

Share of earnings (losses) of affiliates, net

 

 

(23

)

 

(46

)

Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments, net

 

 

(113

)

 

20

 

Other, net

 

 

(7

)

 

8

 

 

 

 

(236

)

 

(114

)

Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

100

 

 

244

 

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

 

30

 

 

(46

)

Earnings (loss) from continuing operations

 

 

130

 

 

198

 

Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

 

130

 

 

198

 

Less net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

12

 

 

11

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Qurate Retail, Inc. shareholders

 

$

118

 

 

187

 

QURATE RETAIL, INC.

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Six months ended

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

amounts in millions

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

$

196

 

 

595

 

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

(Earnings) loss from discontinued operations

 

 

 

(141

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

311

 

 

322

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

37

 

 

46

 

Share of (earnings) losses of affiliates, net

 

 

68

 

 

60

 

Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments, net

 

 

194

 

 

(119

)

Deferred income tax (benefit) expense

 

 

(21

)

 

(1

)

Other, net

 

 

9

 

 

24

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Current and other assets

 

 

568

 

 

469

 

Payables and other current liabilities

 

 

(769

)

 

(544

)

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

 

 

593

 

 

711

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in and loans to cost and equity investees

 

 

(76

)

 

(50

)

Capital expenditures

 

 

(167

)

 

(98

)

Other investing activities, net

 

 

(124

)

 

(58

)

Net cash provided (used) by investing activities

 

 

(367

)

 

(206

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings of debt

 

 

1,909

 

 

2,502

 

Repayments of debt

 

 

(1,912

)

 

(2,381

)

GCI Liberty Split-Off

 

 

 

(475

)

Repurchases of Qurate Retail common stock

 

 

(296

)

 

(493

)

Withholding taxes on net settlements of stock-based compensation

 

 

(8

)

 

(21

)

Indemnification payment from GCI Liberty, Inc.

 

 

 

133

 

Other financing activities, net

 

 

(53

)

 

(21

)

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

 

 

(360

)

 

(756

)

Effect of foreign currency rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

1

 

 

4

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(133

)

 

(247

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

660

 

 

912

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end period

 

$

527

 

 

665

 

 

Source: Qurate Retail, Inc.

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