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Nov 04, 2020
Qurate Retail, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Company Generates Strong Revenue, Customer and Adjusted OIBDA Growth Across All Businesses

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2020-- Qurate Retail, Inc. ("Qurate Retail") (Nasdaq: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP) today reported third quarter 2020 results (1).

“Our performance was outstanding this quarter. We generated strong growth in revenue, OIBDA, free cash flow and new customers, reflecting broad-based strength in home-related products,” said Mike George, President and CEO of Qurate Retail. “We are particularly pleased with our consolidated adjusted OIBDA up 24% and gains at all our business units. We believe our strategic priorities and continued investments in innovation position us well to sustain our momentum in the long term. Qurate Retail offers a unique blend of media assets, particularly our leadership in livestreaming, and retail core competencies centered on curating appealing merchandise and building loyal customer relationships through highly engaging content. This combination provides a valuable competitive advantage in the evolving retail marketplace.”

Third quarter operating results:

  • Total Qurate Retail revenue increased 10% to $3.4 billion
    • Revenue increased 9% in constant currency(2)
    • eCommerce revenue grew 15% to $2.1 billion or 62% of total revenue
  • Qurate Retail reported diluted EPS of $0.80
    • Adjusted diluted EPS(3) increased 36% to $0.57
  • QxH revenue increased 7% to $2.0 billion
  • QVC International revenue increased 11% to $723 million
    • Revenue increased 8% in constant currency
  • Zulily revenue increased 10% to $395 million
  • Cornerstone revenue increased 26% to $285 million

Corporate updates:

  • Distributed special dividend to shareholders on September 14th
    • Cash dividend of $1.50 per share
    • Newly issued preferred stock dividend of $3.00 per share
  • QVC issued $500 million of 4.375% senior notes due 2028
    • Proceeds used to tender for outstanding $500 million 5.125% senior notes due 2022

Discussion of Results

Unless otherwise noted, the following discussion compares financial information for the three months ended September 30, 2020 to the same period in 2019.

 

THIRD QUARTER 2020 FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(amounts in millions)

3Q19

 

 

3Q20

 

 

% Change

 

 

% Change
Constant
Currency(a)

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QxH

$

1,854

 

 

$

1,980

 

 

7

 

%

 

 

 

QVC International

 

650

 

 

 

723

 

 

11

 

%

 

8

%

Zulily

 

359

 

 

 

395

 

 

10

 

%

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

226

 

 

 

285

 

 

26

 

%

 

 

 

Total Qurate Retail Revenue

$

3,089

 

 

$

3,383

 

 

10

 

%

 

9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income (Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QxH

$

243

 

 

$

274

 

 

13

 

%

 

 

 

QVC International

 

87

 

 

 

114

 

 

31

 

%

 

26

%

Zulily(b)

 

(1,042

)

 

 

3

 

 

NM

 

 

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

(5

)

 

 

28

 

 

NM

 

 

 

 

 

Unallocated corporate cost(c)

 

(10

)

 

 

(13

)

 

(30

)

%

 

 

 

Total Qurate Retail Operating Income (Loss)

$

(727

)

 

$

406

 

 

NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QxH

$

346

 

 

$

380

 

 

10

 

%

 

 

 

QVC International

 

106

 

 

 

132

 

 

25

 

%

 

21

%

Zulily(b)

 

8

 

 

 

27

 

 

238

 

%

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

4

 

 

 

35

 

 

775

 

%

 

 

 

Unallocated corporate cost(c)

 

(8

)

 

 

(8

)

 

-

 

%

 

 

 

Total Qurate Retail Adjusted OIBDA

$

456

 

 

$

566

 

 

24

 

%

 

 

 

___________________________

a)

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

b)

Zulily incurred a $1.0 billion non-cash impairment charge related to its tradename and goodwill in Q3-19.

c)

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

 

THIRD QUARTER 2020 NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED NET INCOME(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(amounts in millions)

3Q19

 

 

3Q20

 

% Change

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

(755

)

 

$

352

 

NM

 

 

Adjusted net income(a)

$

177

 

 

$

238

 

34

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding ("WASO")

 

417

 

 

 

417

 

 

 

 

Potentially dilutive shares

 

1

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Diluted WASO

 

418

 

 

 

421

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP EPS(b)

$

(1.85

)

 

$

0.80

 

NM

 

 

Adjusted EPS(a)

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.57

 

36

%

 

___________________________

a)

See reconciling schedule 3.

b)

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

QxH

Revenue increased on higher unit volume, reduced customer returns and an increase in shipping and handling revenue, partially offset by a reduction in average selling price. QxH reported growth in home and accessories, which was partially offset by declines primarily in apparel and electronics.

Gross margin increased primarily due to improved product margins, as the negative impact of category mix was more than offset by favorable customer returns and shipping and handling revenue, strategic promotional and pricing actions and vendor negotiations. The product margin gains were partially offset by higher fulfillment (warehouse and freight) and inventory obsolescence expenses. The fulfillment pressure was mainly associated with general freight rate increases, increased distribution costs in connection with the opening of the Bethlehem fulfillment center, increased wage rates and reduced pack factor. Operating income and adjusted OIBDA margin(3) increased reflecting the improved gross margins, lower bad debt expense and TV commissions, partially offset by higher marketing expense and incentive compensation accruals.

QVC International

US Dollar denominated results were positively affected by exchange rate fluctuations, primarily due to the Dollar weakening 5% versus the Euro and British Pound and 1% against 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 third quarter of 2020.

QVC International reported revenue growth in all categories, except jewelry which was flat. Constant currency revenue increased in all markets.

Gross margin rate increased primarily due to improved product margins, which reflect favorable customer returns and shipping and handling revenue which more than offset unfavorable mix impact. Operating income and adjusted OIBDA margin increased primarily due to revenue growth, gross margin improvement and lower administrative costs and TV commissions, partially offset by higher incentive compensation accruals.

Zulily

Zulily revenue increased on higher average selling price and unit volume. Gross margin increased primarily due to higher product margins, partially offset by higher freight costs. Operating income and adjusted OIBDA margin increased primarily due to lower marketing expense, partially offset by higher incentive compensation accruals. Zulily recognized a $1 billion non-cash impairment charge related to its tradename and goodwill in the third quarter of 2019.

Cornerstone

Cornerstone revenue increased due to strong demand in its home brands (Frontgate, Ballard Designs, and Grandin Road), partially offset by weakness in apparel at Garnet Hill. Operating income and adjusted OIBDA margin increased primarily from sales growth and gross margin expansion driven by higher product margins.

 

THIRD QUARTER 2020 SUPPLEMENTAL METRICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(amounts in millions unless otherwise noted)

 

3Q19

 

 

3Q20

 

% Change

 

 

% Change
Constant
Currency(a)

 

QxH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales % of Revenue

 

 

65.0

 

%

 

64.3

%

70

 

bps

 

 

 

Operating Income Margin (%)

 

 

13.1

 

%

 

13.8

%

70

 

bps

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA Margin (%)

 

 

18.7

 

%

 

19.2

%

50

 

bps

 

 

 

Average Selling Price

 

$

53.35

 

 

$

51.60

 

(3

)

%

 

 

 

Units Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

%

 

 

 

Return Rate(b)

 

 

17.3

 

%

 

14.8

%

250

 

bps

 

 

 

eCommerce Revenue(c)

 

$

1,027

 

 

$

1,162

 

13

 

%

 

 

 

eCommerce % of Total Revenue

 

 

55.4

 

%

 

58.7

%

330

 

bps

 

 

 

Mobile % of eCommerce Revenue(d)

 

 

68.4

 

%

 

65.0

%

(340

)

bps

 

 

 

LTM Total Customers(e)

 

 

10.7

 

 

 

11.3

 

6

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QVC – International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales % of Revenue

 

 

62.9

 

%

 

62.0

%

90

 

bps

 

 

 

Operating Income Margin (%)

 

 

13.4

 

%

 

15.8

%

240

 

bps

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA Margin (%)

 

 

16.3

 

%

 

18.3

%

200

 

bps

 

 

 

Average Selling Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

%

 

(2

)

%

Units Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

%

 

 

 

eCommerce Revenue(c)

 

$

266

 

 

$

323

 

21

 

%

 

17

 

%

eCommerce % of Total Revenue

 

 

40.9

 

%

 

44.7

%

380

 

bps

 

 

 

Mobile % of eCommerce Revenue(d)

 

 

75.9

 

%

 

73.2

%

(270

)

bps

 

 

 

LTM Total Customers(e)

 

 

4.6

 

 

 

4.9

 

7

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zulily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales % of Revenue

 

 

74.4

 

%

 

72.9

%

150

 

bps

 

 

 

Operating Income Margin (%)

 

 

(290.3

)

%

 

0.8

%

NM

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA Margin (%)

 

 

2.2

 

%

 

6.8

%

460

 

bps

 

 

 

Mobile % of Total Orders

 

 

75.2

 

%

 

74.2

%

(100

)

bps

 

 

 

LTM Total Customers(e)

 

 

5.9

 

 

 

5.4

 

(8

)

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income Margin (%)

 

 

(2.2

)

%

 

9.8

%

NM

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA Margin (%)

 

 

1.8

 

%

 

12.3

%

1,050

 

bps

 

 

 

eCommerce Revenue(c)

 

$

161

 

 

$

209

 

30

 

%

 

 

 

eCommerce % of Total Revenue

 

 

71.2

 

%

 

73.3

%

210

 

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 average annual effective tax rate through 2021 will be in the range of 15-18% 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 items and is subject to adjustment.

Capital Returns

Qurate Retail did not repurchase shares from August 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020. The remaining repurchase authorization for Qurate Retail is approximately $497 million.

On September 14, 2020, Qurate Retail distributed a special dividend to holders of QRTEA and QRTEB common stock consisting of (i) cash in the amount of $1.50 per common share for an aggregate cash dividend of approximately $626 million and (ii) $3.00 per share of newly issued 8.0% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”), having an initial liquidation price of $100 per share of Preferred Stock, with cash paid in lieu of fractional shares. Holders of the Preferred Stock are entitled to receive quarterly cash dividends at a rate of 8.0% per annum of the liquidation price on a cumulative basis. If declared, accrued dividends will be payable quarterly on each dividend payment date, beginning December 15, 2020, and thereafter on each March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 during the term. There were 12.5 million shares of Preferred Stock issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020. The Preferred Stock is accounted for as a liability on Qurate Retail’s balance sheet at its liquidation value. Given the liability classification of the Preferred Stock, all dividends accrued will be classified as interest expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

FOOTNOTES

1)

Qurate Retail’s President and CEO, Mike George, and Executive Chairman, Greg Maffei will discuss these headlines and other matters on Qurate Retail’s earnings conference call which will begin at 8:30 a.m. (E.S.T.) on November 5, 2020. 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)

 

6/30/2020

 

9/30/2020

 

Cash and cash equivalents (GAAP)

 

$

948

 

 

$

1,044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indemnification Asset(a)

 

$

215

 

 

$

310

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QVC senior notes(b)

 

$

4,450

 

 

$

4,450

 

QVC bank credit facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Qurate Retail Group Debt

 

$

4,450

 

 

$

4,450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior notes(b)

 

 

791

 

 

 

791

 

Senior exchangeable debentures(c)

 

 

1,417

 

 

 

1,413

 

Corporate Level Debentures

 

 

2,208

 

 

 

2,204

 

Total Qurate Retail, Inc. Debt

 

$

6,658

 

 

$

6,654

 

Unamortized discount, fair market value adjustment and deferred loan costs

 

 

(17

)

 

 

212

 

Total Qurate Retail, Inc. Debt (GAAP)

 

$

6,641

 

 

$

6,866

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Financial Obligations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock(d)

 

$

 

 

$

1,248

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QVC, Inc. leverage(e)

 

 

2.0x

 

 

2.0x

 

___________________________

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)

Preferred Stock has an 8% coupon, $100 per share initial liquidation preference plus accrued and unpaid dividends and is non-voting. It is subject to a mandatory redemption on March 15, 2031. The Preferred Stock is considered a liability for GAAP purposes, and is recorded net of capitalized costs.

e)

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

Cash at Qurate Retail increased $96 million in the third quarter as cash from operations and $262 million of pre-tax proceeds received from the sale of a green energy investment more than offset the $626 million special cash dividend paid to shareholders and capital expenditures. Total debt at Qurate Retail was flat in the third quarter.

On August 20, 2020, QVC completed a registered debt offering for $500 million of 4.375% senior notes due 2028. Net proceeds from the offering and cash on hand was used in a cash tender offer to purchase the outstanding $500 million 5.125% senior notes due 2022. As a result of the tender offer and the redemption, Qurate Retail recorded a $42 million loss on extinguishment of debt in the third quarter.

QVC’s bank credit facility is undrawn as of September 30, 2020 with available capacity of $2.9 billion, net of letters of credit. The credit facility matures on December 31, 2023. Qurate Retail does not have any maturity of senior secured notes until 2023 and believes that it will be able to repay these notes with available cash on hand, cash generated from operations, borrowings under its revolving credit facility or through refinancing in the public debt market. Qurate Retail is in compliance with all debt covenants, and QVC, Inc.’s leverage ratio as defined in its credit agreement was 2.0x as of September 30, 2020.

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 September 30, 2020, a holder of the Charter exchangeable debentures has the ability to exchange, and accordingly, the exchangeable debentures and indemnification asset were both classified as current as of September 30, 2020. There is $332 million principal amount of the Charter exchangeable debentures outstanding as of September 30, 2020.

Important Notice: Qurate Retail, Inc. (Nasdaq: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP) 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.S.T.) on November 5, 2020. The call can be accessed by dialing (800) 458-4121 or (323) 794-2093, passcode 2199315, 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 performance and prospects, Qurate Retail’s estimated ongoing annual tax rate, market conditions, the indemnification by GCI Liberty, future repayment of debt, the continuation of our stock repurchase program, the payment of quarterly cash dividends on the Preferred Stock 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, general market conditions (including as a result of COVID-19) 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 operating income (loss) plus depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, separately reported litigation settlements, restructuring, acquisition and other related costs and impairments. 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. 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 September 30, 2019, December 31, 2019, March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

CONSOLIDATED OPERATING INCOME AND ADJUSTED OIBDA RECONCILIATION

(amounts in millions)

 

3Q19

 

 

4Q19

 

1Q20

 

2Q20

 

3Q20

Qurate Retail, Inc. Operating Income (Loss)

 

$

(727

)

 

$

287

 

$

231

 

$

405

 

$

406

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

146

 

 

 

149

 

 

142

 

 

144

 

 

141

Stock compensation expense

 

 

17

 

 

 

17

 

 

11

 

 

16

 

 

19

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

1,020

 

 

 

147

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qurate Retail, Inc. Adjusted OIBDA

 

$

456

 

 

$

600

 

$

384

 

$

565

 

$

566

SCHEDULE 2

The following table provides a reconciliation of Adjusted OIBDA for QVC, Zulily and Cornerstone to that entity or such businesses' operating income (loss) calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended September 30, 2019, December 31, 2019, March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

SUBSIDIARY ADJUSTED OIBDA RECONCILIATION

(amounts in millions)

 

3Q19

 

 

4Q19

 

 

1Q20

 

 

2Q20

 

3Q20

QVC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

$

330

 

 

$

306

 

 

$

270

 

 

$

381

 

$

388

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

112

 

 

 

114

 

 

 

114

 

 

 

116

 

 

114

Stock compensation

 

 

10

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

10

 

 

10

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

147

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

$

452

 

 

$

576

 

 

$

390

 

 

$

507

 

$

512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QxH Adjusted OIBDA

 

$

346

 

 

$

443

 

 

$

293

 

 

$

388

 

$

380

QVC International Adjusted OIBDA

 

 

106

 

 

 

133

 

 

 

97

 

 

 

119

 

 

132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zulily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

$

(1,042

)

 

$

(13

)

 

$

(20

)

 

$

20

 

$

3

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

26

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

20

 

 

20

Stock compensation

 

 

4

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

5

 

 

4

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

1,020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

$

8

 

 

$

16

 

 

$

2

 

 

$

45

 

$

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornerstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

$

(5

)

 

$

3

 

 

$

(11

)

 

$

13

 

$

28

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

8

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

8

 

 

7

Stock compensation

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA

 

$

4

 

 

$

12

 

 

$

(2

)

 

$

21

 

$

35

SCHEDULE 3

The following table provides a reconciliation of Qurate Retail’s net income (loss) to its adjusted net income and diluted earnings (loss) per share to adjusted earnings per share, in each case, calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended September 30, 2019, December 31, 2019, March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EPS RECONCILIATION

(amounts in millions)

 

 

3Q19

 

 

 

4Q19

 

 

 

1Q20

 

 

 

2Q20

 

 

 

3Q20

 

 

Qurate Retail, Inc. Net Income (Loss) (GAAP)

 

$

(770

)

 

 

141

 

 

 

(20

)

 

$

220

 

 

$

338

 

 

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

 

 

32

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

28

 

 

Impairment of intangible assets, net of tax impact

 

 

881

 

 

 

113

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-recurring tax items

 

 

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on transactions, net of tax impact

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(167

)

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax impact

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

Mark-to-market adjustments, net(b)

 

 

34

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

105

 

 

 

(18

)

 

 

9

 

 

Adjusted Net Income

 

$

177

 

 

$

284

 

 

$

114

 

 

$

226

 

 

$

238

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share (GAAP)

 

$

(1.85

)

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

(0.05

)

 

$

0.53

 

 

$

0.80

 

 

Total adjustments per share, net of tax

 

 

2.27

 

 

 

0.34

 

 

 

0.32

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

(0.24

)

 

Adjusted earnings per share

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.68

 

 

$

0.27

 

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.57

 

 

___________________________

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)

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

QURATE RETAIL, INC.

BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

amounts in millions

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,044

 

673

Trade and other receivables, net

 

 

1,142

 

1,854

Inventory, net

 

 

1,481

 

1,413

Other current assets

 

 

702

 

636

Total current assets

 

 

4,369

 

4,576

Property and equipment, net

 

 

1,282

 

1,351

Intangible assets not subject to amortization

 

 

9,769

 

9,744

Intangible assets subject to amortization, net

 

 

799

 

955

Other assets, at cost, net of accumulated amortization

 

 

573

 

679

Total assets

 

$

16,792

 

17,305

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

 

1,147

 

1,091

Accrued liabilities

 

 

1,101

 

1,173

Current portion of debt

 

 

1,682

 

1,557

Other current liabilities

 

 

226

 

180

Total current liabilities

 

 

4,156

 

4,001

Long-term debt

 

 

5,184

 

5,855

Deferred income tax liabilities

 

 

1,744

 

1,716

Preferred stock

 

 

1,248

 

Other liabilities

 

 

753

 

761

Total liabilities

 

 

13,085

 

12,333

Equity

 

 

3,578

 

4,840

Non-controlling interests in equity of subsidiaries

 

 

129

 

132

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

16,792

 

17,305

 

QURATE RETAIL, INC.

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS INFORMATION

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

September 30,

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenue, net

 

$

3,383

 

 

3,089

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of retail sales (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below)

 

 

2,178

 

 

2,026

 

Operating expense

 

 

203

 

 

200

 

Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation

 

 

455

 

 

424

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

141

 

 

146

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

1,020

 

 

 

 

2,977

 

 

3,816

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

406

 

 

(727

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(98

)

 

(93

)

Share of earnings (losses) of affiliates, net

 

 

(32

)

 

(36

)

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

 

 

(12

)

 

(45

)

Gains (losses) on transactions, net

 

 

223

 

 

 

Other, net

 

 

(65

)

 

(4

)

 

 

 

16

 

 

(178

)

Earnings (loss) before income taxes

 

 

422

 

 

(905

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

 

(70

)

 

150

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

 

352

 

 

(755

)

Less net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

14

 

 

15

 

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

 

$

338

 

 

(770

)

 

QURATE RETAIL, INC.

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

amounts in millions

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

$

577

 

 

(559

)

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

427

 

 

457

 

 

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

1,020

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

46

 

 

54

 

 

 

Share of (earnings) losses of affiliates, net

 

 

96

 

 

104

 

 

 

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

 

 

127

 

 

239

 

 

 

(Gains) losses on transactions, net

 

 

(224

)

 

1

 

 

 

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

19

 

 

(165

)

 

 

Other, net

 

 

52

 

 

10

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable

 

 

720

 

 

575

 

 

 

Decrease (increase) in inventory

 

 

(63

)

 

(209

)

 

 

Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

69

 

 

53

 

 

 

(Decrease) increase in trade accounts payable

 

 

52

 

 

(192

)

 

 

(Decrease) increase in accrued and other liabilities

 

 

(43

)

 

(478

)

 

 

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

 

 

1,855

 

 

910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in and loans to cost and equity investees

 

 

(88

)

 

(109

)

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(165

)

 

(249

)

 

 

Expenditures for television distribution rights

 

 

(41

)

 

(128

)

 

 

Cash proceeds from dispositions of investments

 

 

269

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided (used) by investing activities

 

 

(25

)

 

(486

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings of debt

 

 

1,300

 

 

2,215

 

 

 

Repayments of debt

 

 

(2,077

)

 

(2,179

)

 

 

Repurchases of Qurate Retail common stock

 

 

 

 

(392

)

 

 

Withholding taxes on net settlements of stock-based compensation

 

 

(3

)

 

(6

)

 

 

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest

 

 

(46

)

 

(34

)

 

 

Dividends paid to common shareholders

 

 

(626

)

 

 

 

 

Other financing activities, net

 

 

(12

)

 

(72

)

 

 

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

 

 

(1,464

)

 

(468

)

 

 

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

 

 

5

 

 

(3

)

 

 

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

 

 

371

 

 

(47

)

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

681

 

 

660

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end period

 

$

1,052

 

 

613

 

 

 

 

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