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NYT 2019-03-31
Part I. Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1. Basis of Presentation
Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3. Revenue
Note 4. Marketable Securities
Note 5. Goodwill and Intangibles
Note 6. Investments
Note 7. Debt Obligations
Note 8. Other
Note 9. Fair Value Measurements
Note 10. Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits
Note 11. Income Taxes
Note 12. Earnings per Share
Note 13. Supplemental Stockholders' Equity Information
Note 14. Segment Information
Note 15. Leases
Note 16. Contingent Liabilities
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 6. Exhibits
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New York Times Earnings 2019-03-31

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10-Q 1 nyt3311910-qdocument.htm FORM 10-Q Document
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019
Commission file number 1-5837
THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
NEW YORK
 
13-1102020
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
620 EIGHTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Address of principal executive offices)
10018 (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 212-556-1234
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock
 
NYT
 
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x      No   o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes   x     No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer  x
 
Accelerated filer  o
 
Non-accelerated filer  o 
Smaller reporting company  o
 
Emerging growth company  o
 
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by the check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes   o     No  x
Number of shares of each class of the registrant’s common stock outstanding as of May 3, 2019 (exclusive of treasury shares): 
Class A Common Stock
165,197,690

shares
Class B Common Stock
803,408

shares
 




THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
INDEX

 
 
 
 
 
PART I
 
 
 
Financial Information
 
Item
1
 
Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019 (unaudited) and December 30, 2018
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes In Stockholder’s Equity (unaudited) as of March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018
 
 
 
 
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
Item
2
 
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
Item
3
 
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
 
Item
4
 
Controls and Procedures
 
 
 
PART II
 
 
 
Other Information
 
Item
1
 
Legal Proceedings
 
Item
1A
 
Risk Factors
 
Item
2
 
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
Item
6
 
Exhibits
 






PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements

THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
March 31, 2019


December 30, 2018

 
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
235,674

 
$
241,504

Short-term marketable securities
 
388,077

 
371,301

Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $13,334 in 2019 and $13,249 in 2018)
 
180,055

 
222,464

Prepaid expenses
 
24,225

 
25,349

Other current assets
 
56,090

 
33,328

Total current assets
 
884,121

 
893,946

Other assets
 
 
 
 
Long-term marketable securities
 
185,083

 
213,558

Property, plant and equipment (less accumulated depreciation and amortization of $926,280 in 2019 and $911,845 in 2018)
 
635,444

 
638,846

Goodwill
 
138,949

 
140,282

Deferred income taxes
 
127,101

 
128,431

Miscellaneous assets
 
223,865

 
182,060

Total assets
 
$
2,194,563

 
$
2,197,123

 See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS-(Continued)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
March 31, 2019

 
December 30, 2018

 
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
106,237

 
$
111,553

Accrued payroll and other related liabilities
 
68,107

 
104,543

Unexpired subscriptions revenue
 
92,739

 
84,044

Short-term debt and finance lease obligations
 
254,530

 
253,630

Accrued expenses and other
 
114,698

 
119,534

Total current liabilities
 
636,311

 
673,304

Other liabilities
 
 
 
 
Pension benefits obligation
 
353,139

 
362,940

Postretirement benefits obligation
 
39,530

 
40,391

Other
 
105,769

 
77,847

Total other liabilities
 
498,438

 
481,178

Stockholders’ equity
 
 
 
 
Common stock of $.10 par value:
 
 
 
 
Class A – authorized: 300,000,000 shares; issued: 2019 – 174,017,535; 2018 – 173,158,414 (including treasury shares: 2019 – 8,870,801; 2018 – 8,870,801)
 
17,402

 
17,316

Class B – convertible – authorized and issued shares: 2019 – 803,408; 2018 – 803,408
 
80

 
80

Additional paid-in capital
 
197,626

 
206,316

Retained earnings
 
1,527,859

 
1,506,004

Common stock held in treasury, at cost
 
(171,211
)
 
(171,211
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes:
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
 
3,459

 
4,677

Funded status of benefit plans
 
(516,700
)
 
(520,308
)
Net unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities
 
(561
)
 
(2,093
)
Total accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes
 
(513,802
)
 
(517,724
)
Total New York Times Company stockholders’ equity
 
1,057,954

 
1,040,781

Noncontrolling interest
 
1,860

 
1,860

Total stockholders’ equity
 
1,059,814

 
1,042,641

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
2,194,563

 
$
2,197,123

 See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
 
 
March 31, 2019


April 1, 2018

 
 
(13 weeks)
Revenues
 
 
 
 
Subscription
 
$
270,810

 
$
260,593

Advertising
 
125,088

 
125,647

Other
 
43,164

 
27,708

Total revenues
 
439,062

 
413,948

Operating costs
 
 
 
 
Production costs:
 
 
 
 
Wages and benefits
 
102,908

 
91,993

Raw materials
 
19,838

 
16,692

Other production costs
 
45,337

 
45,656

Total production costs
 
168,083

 
154,341

Selling, general and administrative costs
 
221,463

 
208,623

Depreciation and amortization
 
14,918

 
15,041

Total operating costs
 
404,464

 
378,005

Headquarters redesign and consolidation
 

 
1,888

Operating profit
 
34,598

 
34,055

Other components of net periodic benefit costs
 
1,835

 
2,028

Gain from joint ventures
 

 
15

Interest expense and other, net
 
1,303

 
4,877

Income from continuing operations before income taxes
 
31,460

 
27,165

Income tax expense
 
1,304

 
5,251

Net income
 
30,156

 
21,914

Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest
 

 
(2
)
Net income attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders
 
$
30,156

 
$
21,912

Average number of common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
165,674

 
164,094

Diluted
 
167,129

 
166,237

Basic earnings per share attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders
 
$
0.18

 
$
0.13

Diluted earnings per share attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders
 
$
0.18

 
$
0.13

Dividends declared per share
 
$
0.05

 
$
0.04

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.






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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
 
 
March 31, 2019

 
April 1, 2018

 
 
(13 weeks)
Net income
 
$
30,156

 
$
21,914

Other comprehensive income, before tax:
 
 
 
 
(Loss)/income on foreign currency translation adjustments
 
(1,649
)
 
2,273

Pension and postretirement benefits obligation
 
4,896

 
9,760

Net unrealized gain/(loss) on available-for-sale securities
 
2,074

 
(1,371
)
Other comprehensive income, before tax
 
5,321

 
10,662

Income tax expense
 
1,399

 
2,820

Other comprehensive income, net of tax
 
3,922

 
7,842

Comprehensive income
 
34,078

 
29,756

Comprehensive income attributable to the noncontrolling interest
 

 
(2
)
Comprehensive income attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders
 
$
34,078

 
$
29,754

 See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share data)
 
 
Capital Stock -
Class A
and
Class B Common
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
Retained
Earnings
Common
Stock
Held in
Treasury,
at Cost
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss, Net of
Income
Taxes
Total
New York
Times
Company
Stockholders’
Equity
Non-
controlling
Interest
Total
Stock-
holders’
Equity
 
 
Balance, December 31, 2017
$
17,108

$
164,275

$
1,310,136

$
(171,211
)
$
(423,029
)
$
897,279

$
84

$
897,363

 
Impact of adopting new accounting guidance


96,707


(94,135
)
2,572


2,572

 
Net income


21,912



21,912

2

21,914

 
Dividends


(6,632
)


(6,632
)

(6,632
)
 
Other comprehensive income




7,842

7,842


7,842

 
Issuance of shares:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options – 2,177,326 Class A shares
218

40,221




40,439


40,439

 
Restricted stock units vested – 191,817 Class A shares
19

(2,863
)



(2,844
)

(2,844
)
 
Performance-based awards – 271,841 Class A shares
27

(5,930
)



(5,903
)

(5,903
)
 
Stock-based compensation

3,326




3,326


3,326

 
Balance, April 1, 2018
$
17,372

$
199,029

$
1,422,123

$
(171,211
)
$
(509,322
)
$
957,991

$
86

$
958,077

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, December 30, 2018
$
17,396

$
206,316

$
1,506,004

$
(171,211
)
$
(517,724
)
$
1,040,781

$
1,860

$
1,042,641

 
Net income


30,156



30,156


30,156

 
Dividends


(8,301
)


(8,301
)

(8,301
)
 
Other comprehensive income




3,922

3,922


3,922

 
Issuance of shares:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options – 279,510 Class A shares
28

2,937




2,965


2,965

 
Restricted stock units vested – 161,120 Class A shares
16

(3,468
)



(3,452
)

(3,452
)
 
Performance-based awards – 418,491 Class A shares
42

(11,966
)



(11,924
)

(11,924
)
 
Stock-based compensation

3,807




3,807


3,807

 
Balance, March 31, 2019
$
17,482

$
197,626

$
1,527,859

$
(171,211
)
$
(513,802
)
$
1,057,954

$
1,860

$
1,059,814





5



THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
 
 
March 31, 2019

 
April 1, 2018

 
 
(13 weeks)
Cash flows from operating activities
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
30,156

 
$
21,914

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
14,918

 
15,041

Stock-based compensation expense
 
3,827

 
4,263

Long-term retirement benefit obligations
 
(5,754
)
 
(3,406
)
Other-net
 
(8,903
)
 
2,565

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable-net
 
42,409

 
33,469

Other assets
 
(4,329
)
 
888

Accounts payable, accrued payroll and other liabilities
 
(55,835
)
 
(67,142
)
Unexpired subscriptions
 
8,695

 
10,307

Net cash provided by operating activities
 
25,184

 
17,899

Cash flows from investing activities
 
 
 
 
Purchases of marketable securities
 
(112,029
)
 
(110,346
)
Maturities of marketable securities
 
108,792

 
122,936

Proceeds from/(purchase of) investments – net
 
41

 
(484
)
Capital expenditures
 
(10,473
)
 
(24,882
)
Other-net
 
689

 
635

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(12,980
)
 
(12,141
)
Cash flows from financing activities
 
 
 
 
Long-term obligations:
 
 
 
 
Repayment of debt and finance lease obligations
 
(138
)
 
(138
)
Dividends paid
 
(6,601
)
 
(6,530
)
Capital shares:
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from stock option exercises
 
2,965

 
40,439

Share-based compensation tax withholding
 
(15,376
)
 
(8,747
)
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities
 
(19,150
)
 
25,024

Net (decrease)/increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
 
(6,946
)
 
30,782

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
 
(338
)
 
195

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period
 
259,799

 
200,936

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period
 
$
252,515

 
$
231,913


 See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.



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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


NOTE 1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION
In the opinion of management of The New York Times Company (the “Company”), the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements present fairly the financial position of the Company as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, and the results of operations, changes in stockholder’s equity and cash flows of the Company for the periods ended March 31, 2019, and April 1, 2018. The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries are referred to collectively as “we,” “us” or “our.” All adjustments necessary for a fair presentation have been included and are of a normal and recurring nature. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The financial statements were prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim reporting. As permitted under those rules, certain notes or other financial information that are normally required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted from these interim financial statements. These financial statements, therefore, should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018. Due to the seasonal nature of our business, operating results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of a full year’s operations. The fiscal periods included herein comprise 13 weeks for the first quarter.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Actual results could differ from these estimates.
NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Except as described herein, as of March 31, 2019, our significant accounting policies, which are detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018, have not changed materially.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
Accounting Standard Update(s)
Topic
Effective Period
Summary
2016-02
2018-10
2018-11
2018-20
2019-01
Leases
Fiscal years beginning after December 30, 2018. Early adoption is permitted.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) issued authoritative guidance on accounting for leases and disclosure of key information about leasing arrangements. The guidance requires lessees to recognize the following for all operating and finance leases at such lease’s commencement date: (1) a lease liability, which is the obligation to make lease payments arising from a lease, measured on a discounted basis; and (2) a right-of-use asset representing the lessee’s right to use, or control the use of, the underlying asset for the lease term. A lessee is permitted to make an accounting policy election not to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities for short-term leases with a term of 12 months or less. The guidance does not fundamentally change lessor accounting; however, some changes have been made to align that guidance with the lessee guidance and other areas within GAAP.
The Company adopted this Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) on December 31, 2018, utilizing the modified retrospective approach with optional transition relief. Prior periods have not been retrospectively adjusted and we recorded approximately $36 million of right-of-use asset and $42 million of lease liability in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. The difference between the right-of-use asset and lease liability was due to deferred rent relating to periods prior to December 31, 2018. We have elected the practical expedients under ASU 2016-02 and have not reassessed any of the following: (1) whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain a lease, (2) the classification of any existing leases prior to the adoption of ASU 2016-02 or (3) initial direct costs for any existing leases. The Company has elected not to apply the recognition requirements in ASU 2016-02 to leases with durations of 12 months or less. Lease payments for leases with durations of 12 months or less are recorded in the statement of operations on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. In addition, we elected the practical expedient not to separate the lease and non-lease components in the contract for our office space and equipment leases and for office space we lease to third parties.


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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)



Recently Issued and Not Yet Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
Accounting Standard Update(s)
Topic
Effective Period
Summary
2018-15
Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software
Fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted.
The FASB issued authoritative guidance that clarifies the accounting for implementation costs in cloud computing arrangements. The standard provides that implementation costs be evaluated for capitalization using the same criteria as that used for internal-use software development costs, with amortization expense being recorded in the same income statement expense line as the hosted service costs and over the expected term of the hosting arrangement. We do not believe the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
2018-14
Compensation—Retirement Benefits—Defined Benefit Plans—General
Fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted.
The FASB issued authoritative guidance that modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement benefit plans. The guidance removes disclosures, clarifies the specific requirements of disclosures and adds disclosure requirements identified as relevant. We are currently in the process of evaluating the impact of this guidance on our disclosures.
2018-13
Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820) Disclosure Framework
Fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted.
The FASB issued authoritative guidance that modifies the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements. The amendments on changes in unrealized gains and losses, the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements, and the narrative description of measurement uncertainty should be applied prospectively for only the most recent interim or annual period presented in the initial fiscal year of adoption. All other amendments should be applied retrospectively to all periods presented upon their effective date. We are currently in the process of evaluating the impact of this guidance on our disclosures.
2016-13
2018-19
2019-04

Financial Instruments—Credit Losses
Fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years.
The FASB issued authoritative guidance that amends guidance on reporting credit losses for assets, including trade receivables, available-for-sale marketable securities and any other financial assets not excluded from the scope that have the contractual right to receive cash. For trade receivables, ASU 2016-13 eliminates the probable initial recognition threshold in current generally accepted accounting standards, and, instead, requires an entity to reflect its current estimate of all expected credit losses. The allowance for credit losses is a valuation account that is deducted from the gross trade receivables balance to present the net amount expected to be collected. For available-for-sale marketable securities, credit losses should be measured in a manner similar to current generally accepted accounting standards; however, ASU 2016-13 will require that credit losses be presented as an allowance rather than as a write-down. We are currently in the process of evaluating the impact of this guidance on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
The Company considers the applicability and impact of all recently issued accounting pronouncements. Recent accounting pronouncements not specifically identified in our disclosures are either not applicable to the Company or are not expected to have a material effect on our financial condition or results of operations.
NOTE 3. REVENUE
We generate revenues principally from subscriptions and advertising. Subscription revenues consist of revenues from subscriptions to our print and digital products (which include our news product, as well as our Crossword and Cooking products) and single-copy and bulk sales of our print products. Subscription revenues are based on both the number of copies of the printed newspaper sold and digital-only subscriptions, and the rates charged to the respective customers.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Advertising revenues are derived from the sale of our advertising products and services on our print and digital platforms. These revenues are primarily determined by the volume, rate and mix of advertisements. Display advertising revenue is principally from advertisers promoting products, services or brands. Display advertising also includes branded content on The Times’s platforms. Other advertising primarily represents, for our print products, classified advertising revenue. Digital other advertising revenue primarily includes creative services fees; advertising revenue from our podcasts; and advertising revenue generated by Wirecutter, our product review and recommendation website.
Other revenues primarily consist of revenues from licensing, commercial printing, building rental revenue, affiliate referrals (revenue generated by offering direct links to merchants in exchange for a portion of the sale price), NYT Live (our live events business) and retail commerce.
Subscription, advertising and other revenues were as follows:
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019

 
April 1, 2018

Subscription
 
$
270,810

 
$
260,593

Advertising
 
125,088

 
125,647

Other (1)
 
43,164

 
27,708

Total
 
$
439,062

 
$
413,948

(1) Other revenue includes building rental revenue, which is not under the scope of Topic 606. Building rental revenue was approximately $8 million and $5 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018, respectively.
The following table summarizes digital-only subscription revenues, which are a component of subscription revenues above, for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018:
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019

 
April 1, 2018

Digital-only subscription revenues:
 
 
 
 
News product subscription revenues(1)
 
$
102,346

 
$
90,577

Other product subscription revenues(2)
 
7,513

 
4,835

Total digital-only subscription revenues
 
$
109,859

 
$
95,412

(1) Includes revenues from subscriptions to the Company’s news product. News product subscription packages that include access to the Company’s Crossword and Cooking products are also included in this category.
(2) Includes revenues from standalone subscriptions to the Company’s Crossword and Cooking products.
Advertising revenues (print and digital) by category were as follows:
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
 
 
March 31, 2019
 
April 1, 2018
(In thousands)
 
Print
 
Digital
 
Total
 
Print
 
Digital
 
Total
Advertising revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Display
 
$
62,342

 
$
42,112

 
$
104,454

 
$
70,805

 
$
38,700

 
$
109,505

Other
 
7,203

 
13,431

 
20,634

 
8,139

 
8,003

 
16,142

Total advertising
 
$
69,545

 
$
55,543

 
$
125,088

 
$
78,944

 
$
46,703

 
$
125,647

Performance Obligations
We allocate the transaction price of our digital archive licensing contracts among the performance obligations, (i) the delivery of archival content and (ii) the delivery of updated content, based on the Company’s estimate of the standalone selling price of each of the performance obligations, as they are currently not sold separately.
As of March 31, 2019, the aggregate amount of transaction price allocated to the remaining performance obligations (which represents the delivery of updated content to be delivered under our digital archive licensing contracts) was approximately $91

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million. The Company will recognize this revenue as control of the performance obligation is transferred to the customer. We expect that approximately $15 million, $19 million and $57 million, will be recognized in the remainder of 2019, 2020, and thereafter, respectively.
Contract Assets
As of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, the Company had $4.3 million and $2.5 million, respectively, in contract assets recorded in Other current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets related to the archival content of our digital archiving licensing revenue. The contract asset is reclassified to Accounts receivable when the customer is invoiced based on the contractual billing schedule. The increase in the contract assets balance of $1.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, is primarily driven by new contract assets of $2.0 million offset by $0.2 million of consideration that was reclassified to Accounts receivable when invoiced based on the contractual billing schedules for the period ended March 31, 2019.
NOTE 4. MARKETABLE SECURITIES
The Company accounts for its marketable securities as available for sale (“AFS”). The Company recorded $0.8 million and $2.8 million of net unrealized loss in Accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”) as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively.
The following tables present the amortized cost, gross unrealized gains and losses, and fair market value of our AFS debt securities as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018:
 
 
March 31, 2019
(In thousands)
 
Amortized Cost
 
Gross unrealized gains
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair Value
Short-term AFS securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities
 
$
141,399

 
$
25

 
$
(279
)
 
$
141,145

U.S. Treasury securities
 
121,241

 
9

 
(183
)
 
121,067

U.S. governmental agency securities
 
88,157

 
8

 
(346
)
 
87,819

Certificates of deposit
 
21,688

 

 

 
21,688

Commercial paper
 
16,358

 

 

 
16,358

Total short-term AFS securities
 
$
388,843

 
$
42

 
$
(808
)
 
$
388,077

Long-term AFS securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corporate debt securities
 
$
107,085

 
$
372

 
$
(165
)
 
$
107,292

U.S. governmental agency securities
 
39,315

 
7

 
(92
)
 
39,230

U.S. Treasury securities
 
38,688

 
28

 
(155
)
 
38,561

Total long-term AFS securities
 
$
185,088

 
$
407

 
$
(412
)
 
$
185,083

 
 
December 30, 2018
(In thousands)
 
Amortized Cost
 
Gross unrealized gains
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair Value
Short-term AFS securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities
 
$
140,631

 
$
1

 
$
(464
)
 
$
140,168

U.S. Treasury securities
 
107,717

 

 
(232
)
 
107,485

U.S. governmental agency securities
 
92,628

 

 
(654
)
 
91,974

Certificates of deposit
 
23,497

 

 

 
23,497

Commercial paper
 
8,177

 

 

 
8,177

Total short-term AFS securities
 
$
372,650

 
$
1

 
$
(1,350
)
 
$
371,301

Long-term AFS securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities
 
$
130,612

 
$
44

 
$
(1,032
)
 
$
129,624

U.S. governmental agency securities
 
37,362

 
3

 
(168
)
 
37,197

U.S. Treasury securities
 
47,079

 
5

 
(347
)
 
46,737

Total long-term AFS securities
 
$
215,053

 
$
52

 
$
(1,547
)
 
$
213,558


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The following tables represent the AFS securities as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, that were in an unrealized loss position, aggregated by investment category and the length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous loss position:
 
 
March 31, 2019
 
 
Less than 12 Months
 
12 Months or Greater
 
Total
(In thousands)
 
Fair Value
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair Value
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair Value
 
Gross unrealized losses
Short-term AFS securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities
 
$
41,565

 
$
(8
)
 
$
65,613

 
$
(271
)
 
$
107,178

 
$
(279
)
U.S. Treasury securities
 
40,594

 
(7
)
 
36,612

 
(176
)
 
77,206

 
(183
)
U.S. governmental agency securities
 
8,347

 
(6
)
 
71,267

 
(340
)
 
79,614

 
(346
)
Total short-term AFS securities
 
$
90,506

 
$
(21
)
 
$
173,492

 
$
(787
)
 
$
263,998

 
$
(808
)
Long-term AFS securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities
 
$
28,658

 
$
(57
)
 
$
15,799

 
$
(108
)
 
$
44,457

 
$
(165
)
U.S. governmental agency securities
 
13,289

 
(22
)
 
11,929

 
(70
)
 
25,218

 
(92
)
U.S. Treasury securities
 
9,491

 
(20
)
 
15,553

 
(135
)
 
25,044

 
(155
)
Total long-term AFS securities
 
$
51,438

 
$
(99
)
 
$
43,281

 
$
(313
)
 
$
94,719

 
$
(412
)
 
 
December 30, 2018
 
 
Less than 12 Months
 
12 Months or Greater
 
Total
(In thousands)
 
Fair Value
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair Value
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair Value
 
Gross unrealized losses
Short-term AFS securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities
 
$
76,886

 
$
(115
)
 
$
61,459

 
$
(349
)
 
$
138,345

 
$
(464
)
U.S. Treasury securities
 
70,830

 
(31
)
 
28,207

 
(201
)
 
99,037

 
(232
)
U.S. governmental agency securities
 
11,664

 
(4
)
 
80,311

 
(650
)
 
91,975

 
(654
)
Certificates of deposit
 
$
1,599

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
1,599

 
$

Total short-term AFS securities
 
$
160,979

 
$
(150
)
 
$
169,977

 
$
(1,200
)
 
$
330,956

 
$
(1,350
)
Long-term AFS securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities
 
$
81,655

 
$
(570
)
 
$
27,265

 
$
(462
)
 
$
108,920

 
$
(1,032
)
U.S. governmental agency securities
 
21,579

 
(36
)
 
11,868

 
(132
)
 
33,447

 
(168
)
U.S. Treasury securities
 
20,479

 
(29
)
 
23,762

 
(318
)
 
44,241

 
(347
)
Total long-term AFS securities
 
$
123,713

 
$
(635
)
 
$
62,895

 
$
(912
)
 
$
186,608

 
$
(1,547
)
We conduct an other-than-temporary impairment (“OTTI”) analysis on a quarterly basis or more often if a potential loss-triggering event occurs. We consider factors such as the duration, severity and the reason for the decline in value, the potential recovery period and whether we intend to sell. We also consider whether (i) it is more likely than not that we will be required to sell the debt securities before recovery of their amortized cost basis and (ii) the amortized cost basis cannot be recovered as a result of credit losses.
As of March 31, 2019, we did not intend to sell and it was not likely that we would be required to sell these investments before recovery of their amortized cost basis, which may be at maturity. Unrealized losses related to these investments are

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primarily due to interest rate fluctuations as opposed to changes in credit quality. Therefore, as of March 31, 2019, we have recognized no OTTI loss.
As of March 31, 2019, our short-term and long-term marketable securities had remaining maturities of less than 1 month to 12 months and 13 months to 36 months, respectively. See Note 9 for more information regarding the fair value of our marketable securities.
NOTE 5. GOODWILL AND INTANGIBLES
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill as of March 31, 2019, and since December 30, 2018, were as follows:
(In thousands)
 
Total Company
Balance as of December 30, 2018
 
$
140,282

Foreign currency translation
 
(1,333
)
Balance as of March 31, 2019
 
$
138,949


The foreign currency translation line item reflects changes in goodwill resulting from fluctuating exchange rates related to the consolidation of certain international subsidiaries.
The aggregate carrying amount of intangible assets of $5.7 million is included in Miscellaneous assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019.
NOTE 6. INVESTMENTS
Equity Method Investments
Our investments in joint ventures consists of a 40% equity ownership interest in Madison Paper Industries (“Madison”), a partnership that previously operated a supercalendered paper mill in Maine. The Company and UPM-Kymmene Corporation (“UPM”), a Finnish paper manufacturing company, are partners through subsidiary companies in Madison. The Company’s 40% ownership of Madison is through an 80%-owned consolidated subsidiary that owns 50% of Madison. UPM owns 60% of Madison, including a 10% interest through a 20% noncontrolling interest in the consolidated subsidiary of the Company.
In 2016, the paper mill closed. During the fourth quarter of 2018, we received a $12.5 million cash distribution in connection with the pending liquidation of Madison. We expect to receive a final cash distribution in 2019 in the range of $5 million to $8 million.
As of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, the value of our investments in joint ventures was zero. Our proportionate share of the operating results of our investment for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, and April 1, 2018, was de minimis and was recorded in Gain from joint ventures in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
We received no distributions from Madison during the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
Non-Marketable Equity Securities
Our non-marketable equity securities are investments in privately held companies/funds without readily determinable market values. Realized gains and losses on non-marketable securities sold or impaired are recognized in Interest expense and other, net.
As of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, non-marketable equity securities included in Miscellaneous assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets had a carrying value of $15.6 million and $13.7 million, respectively. During the quarter ended March 31, 2019, we recorded a gain of $1.9 million from fair value adjustments in Interest expense and other, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

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NOTE 7. DEBT OBLIGATIONS
Our indebtedness consisted of the repurchase option related to the sale-leaseback of a portion of our New York headquarters building located at 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York (the “Company Headquarters”). Our total debt and finance lease obligations consisted of the following:
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019

 
December 30, 2018

Option to repurchase ownership interest in headquarters building in 2019:
 
 
 
 
Principal amount
 
$
250,000

 
$
250,000

Less unamortized discount based on imputed interest rate of 13.0%
 
2,309

 
3,202

Net option to repurchase ownership interest in headquarters building in 2019
 
247,691

 
246,798

Finance lease obligations (due in August 2019)
 
6,839

 
6,832

Total short-term debt and finance lease obligations
 
254,530

 
253,630

See Note 9 for more information regarding the fair value of our debt and Note 15 for more information regarding finance lease obligations.

Interest expense and other, net, as shown in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations was as follows:
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019

 
April 1, 2018

Interest expense
 
$
7,059

 
$
6,958

Amortization of debt costs and discount on debt
 
893

 
876

Capitalized interest
 
(44
)
 
(155
)
Interest income and other expense, net (1)
 
(6,605
)
 
(2,802
)
Total interest expense and other, net
 
$
1,303

 
$
4,877

(1) The quarter ended March 31, 2019, includes fair value adjustments of $1.9 million related to non-marketable equity securities.
Notice of Intent to Exercise Repurchase Option Under Lease Agreement
On January 30, 2018, the Company provided notice to an affiliate of W.P. Carey & Co. LLC of the Company’s intention to exercise in the fourth quarter of 2019 its option under the Lease Agreement, dated March 6, 2009, by and between the parties (the “Lease”) to repurchase a portion of the Company’s leasehold condominium interest in the Company Headquarters.
The Lease was part of a transaction in 2009 under which the Company sold and simultaneously leased back approximately 750,000 rentable square feet, in the Company Headquarters (the “Condo Interest”). The sale price for the Condo Interest was approximately $225 million. Under the Lease, the Company has an option exercisable in the fourth quarter of 2019 to repurchase the Condo Interest for approximately $250 million.
The Company has accounted for the transaction as a financing transaction, and has continued to depreciate the Condo Interest and account for the rental payments as interest expense. The difference between the purchase option price and the net sale proceeds from the transaction is being amortized over the 10-year period of 2009-2019 through interest expense.

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NOTE 8. OTHER
Capitalized Computer Software Costs
Amortization of capitalized computer software costs included in Depreciation and amortization in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations were $4.3 million and $3.4 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
Headquarters Redesign and Consolidation
In 2017 and 2018, we undertook efforts to redesign our Company Headquarters, consolidate our space within a smaller number of floors and lease the additional floors to third parties. As the project was substantially complete as of December 30, 2018, we did not incur significant expenses related to these measures in the first quarter of 2019. We incurred $1.9 million of total expenses related to these measures in the first quarter of 2018. We capitalized less than $1 million and approximately $6 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively, related to these measures.
Marketing Expenses
Marketing expense to promote our brand and products and grow our subscriber base was $47.5 million and $31.6 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
Restricted Cash
A reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, from the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows is as follows:
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019

 
December 30, 2018

Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
235,674

 
$
241,504

Restricted cash included within other current assets
 
629

 
642

Restricted cash included within miscellaneous assets
 
16,212

 
17,653

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash shown in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
$
252,515

 
$
259,799

Substantially all of the amount included in restricted cash is set aside to collateralize workers’ compensation obligations.
Severance Costs
We recognized severance costs of $1.4 million and $2.4 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively, related to workforce reductions. These costs are recorded in Selling, general and administrative costs in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
We had a severance liability of $6.7 million and $8.4 million included in Accrued expenses and other in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively. We anticipate most of the payments will be made within the next twelve months.
NOTE 9. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Fair value is the price that would be received upon the sale of an asset or paid upon transfer of a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The transaction would be in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability, based on assumptions that a market participant would use in pricing the asset or liability. The fair value hierarchy consists of three levels:
Level 1–quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the reporting entity has the ability to access at the measurement date;
Level 2–inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly; and
Level 3–unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

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Assets/Liabilities Measured and Recorded at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
The following table summarizes our financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018:
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019
 
December 30, 2018
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Short-term AFS securities (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities
 
$
141,145

 
$

 
$
141,145

 
$

 
$
140,168

 
$

 
$
140,168

 
$

U.S. Treasury securities
 
121,067

 

 
121,067

 

 
107,485

 

 
107,485

 

U.S. governmental agency securities
 
87,819

 

 
87,819

 

 
91,974

 

 
91,974

 

Certificates of deposit
 
21,688

 

 
21,688

 

 
23,497

 

 
23,497

 

Commercial paper
 
16,358

 

 
16,358

 

 
8,177

 

 
8,177

 

Total short-term AFS securities
 
$
388,077

 
$

 
$
388,077

 
$

 
$
371,301

 
$

 
$
371,301

 
$

Long-term AFS securities (1)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate debt securities
 
$
107,292

 
$

 
$
107,292

 
$

 
$
129,624

 
$

 
$
129,624

 
$

U.S. governmental agency securities
 
39,230

 

 
39,230

 

 
37,197

 

 
37,197

 

U.S. Treasury securities
 
38,561

 

 
38,561

 

 
46,737

 

 
46,737

 

Total long-term AFS securities
 
$
185,083

 
$

 
$
185,083

 
$

 
$
213,558

 
$

 
$
213,558

 
$

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deferred compensation (2)(3)
 
$
21,447

 
$
21,447

 
$

 
$

 
$
23,211

 
$
23,211

 
$

 
$

(1) We classified these investments as Level 2 since the fair value is based on market observable inputs for investments with similar terms and maturities.
(2) The deferred compensation liability, included in Other liabilities—other in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, consists of deferrals under The New York Times Company Deferred Executive Compensation Plan (the “DEC”), which previously enabled certain eligible executives to elect to defer a portion of their compensation on a pre-tax basis. The deferred amounts are invested at the executives’ option in various mutual funds. The fair value of deferred compensation is based on the mutual fund investments elected by the executives and on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets. Participation in the DEC was frozen effective December 31, 2015.
(3) The Company invests deferred compensation assets in life insurance products. Our investments in life insurance products are included in Miscellaneous assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, and were $41.8 million as of March 31, 2019, and $38.1 million as of December 30, 2018. The fair value of these assets is measured using the net asset value per share (or its equivalent) and has not been classified in the fair value hierarchy.
Financial Instruments Disclosed, But Not Reported, at Fair Value
The carrying value of our debt was approximately $248 million as of March 31, 2019, and approximately $247 million as of December 30, 2018. The fair value of our debt was approximately $259 million and $260 million as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively. We estimate the fair value of our debt utilizing market quotations for debt that have quoted prices in active markets. Since our debt does not trade on a daily basis in an active market, the fair value estimates are based on market observable inputs based on borrowing rates currently available for debt with similar terms and average maturities (Level 2).
NOTE 10. PENSION AND OTHER POSTRETIREMENT BENEFITS
Pension
Single-Employer Plans
We sponsor several frozen single-employer defined benefit pension plans. The Company and The NewsGuild of New York jointly sponsor the Guild-Times Adjustable Pension Plan, which continues to accrue active benefits. Effective January 1, 2018, the Company became the sole sponsor of the frozen Newspaper Guild of New York - The New York Times Pension Plan (the “Guild-Times Plan”). The Guild-Times Plan was previously joint trusteed between the Guild and the Company. Effective December 31, 2018, the Guild-Times Plan and the Retirement Annuity Plan For Craft Employees of The New York Times

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Companies (the “RAP”) were merged into The New York Times Companies Pension Plan.
The components of net periodic pension cost were as follows:
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
 
 
March 31, 2019
 
April 1, 2018
(In thousands)
 
Qualified
Plans
 
Non-
Qualified
Plans
 
All
Plans
 
Qualified
Plans
 
Non-
Qualified
Plans
 
All
Plans
Service cost
 
$
1,278

 
$

 
$
1,278

 
$
2,647

 
$

 
$
2,647

Interest cost
 
14,709

 
2,088

 
16,797

 
13,151

 
1,848

 
14,999

Expected return on plan assets
 
(20,258
)
 

 
(20,258
)
 
(20,555
)
 

 
(20,555
)
Amortization of actuarial loss
 
4,635

 
1,094

 
5,729

 
6,762

 
1,294

 
8,056

Amortization of prior service credit
 
(486
)
 

 
(486
)
 
(486
)
 

 
(486
)
Net periodic pension cost/(income) (1)
 
$
(122
)
 
$
3,182

 
$
3,060

 
$
1,519

 
$
3,142

 
$
4,661

(1) The service cost component of net periodic pension cost is recognized in Total operating costs, while the other components are included in Other components of net periodic benefit costs in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, below Operating profit.
During the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, we made pension contributions of $2.0 million and $2.1 million, respectively, to certain qualified pension plans. We expect contributions in 2019 to total approximately $9 million to satisfy funding requirements.
Other Postretirement Benefits
The components of net periodic postretirement benefit income were as follows:
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019

 
April 1, 2018

Service cost
 
$
7

 
$
5

Interest cost
 
400

 
369

Amortization of actuarial loss
 
844

 
1,184

Amortization of prior service credit
 
(1,191
)
 
(1,539
)
Net periodic postretirement benefit cost (1)
 
$
60

 
$
19

(1) The service cost component of net periodic pension cost is recognized in Total operating costs, while the other components are included in Other components of net periodic benefit costs in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, below Operating profit.
NOTE 11. INCOME TAXES
The Company had income tax expense of $1.3 million and $5.3 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively. The Company’s effective tax rates from continuing operations were 4.1% and 19.3% for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively. The Company received a tax benefit in both periods from stock price appreciation on stock-based awards that settled in the quarters, resulting in a lower than statutory tax rate.
NOTE 12. EARNINGS PER SHARE
We compute earnings per share using a two-class method, which is an earnings allocation method used when a company’s capital structure includes either two or more classes of common stock or common stock and participating securities. This method determines earnings per share based on dividends declared on common stock and participating securities (i.e., distributed earnings), as well as participation rights of participating securities in any undistributed earnings.
Earnings per share is computed using both basic shares and diluted shares. The difference between basic and diluted shares is that diluted shares include the dilutive effect of the assumed exercise of outstanding securities. Our stock options, stock-settled long-term performance awards and restricted stock units could have a significant impact on diluted shares. The difference between basic and diluted shares of approximately 1.5 million and 2.1 million as of March 31, 2019, and April 1, 2018, respectively, resulted primarily from the dilutive effect of certain stock options, restricted stock units and performance awards.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Securities that could potentially be dilutive are excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share when a loss from continuing operations exists or when the exercise price exceeds the market value of our Class A Common Stock, because their inclusion would result in an anti-dilutive effect on per share amounts.
There were approximately 0.2 million restricted stock units excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share because they were anti-dilutive in the first quarter of 2019. There were no anti-dilutive stock options or stock-settled long-term performance awards excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2019 and no anti-dilutive stock options, stock-settled long-term performance awards or restricted stock units excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2018.
NOTE 13. SUPPLEMENTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY INFORMATION
In 2015, the Board of Directors authorized up to $101.1 million of repurchases of shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock. As of March 31, 2019, repurchases under this authorization totaled $84.9 million (excluding commissions) and $16.2 million remained under this authorization. The Company did not repurchase any shares during the first quarter of 2019. All purchases were made pursuant to our publicly announced share repurchase program. Our Board of Directors has authorized us to purchase shares under this authorization from time to time, subject to market conditions and other factors. There is no expiration date with respect to this authorization.
The following table summarizes the changes in AOCI by component as of March 31, 2019:
(In thousands)
 
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
 
Funded Status of Benefit Plans
 
Net Unrealized (Loss)/Gain on Available-For-Sale Securities
 
Total Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Balance as of December 30, 2018
 
$
4,677

 
$
(520,308
)
 
$
(2,093
)
 
$
(517,724
)
Other comprehensive (loss)/income before reclassifications, before tax
 
(1,649
)
 

 
2,074

 
425

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss, before tax
 

 
4,896

 

 
4,896

Income tax expense/(benefit)
 
(431
)
 
1,288

 
542

 
1,399

Net current-period other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of tax
 
(1,218
)
 
3,608

 
1,532

 
3,922

Balance as of March 31, 2019
 
$
3,459

 
$
(516,700
)
 
$
(561
)
 
$
(513,802
)
The following table summarizes the reclassifications from AOCI for the first quarter of 2019:
(In thousands)

Detail about accumulated other comprehensive loss components
 
 Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
Affects line item in the statement where net income is presented
Funded status of benefit plans:
 
 
 
 
Amortization of prior service credit(1)
 
$
(1,677
)
 
Other components of net periodic benefit costs/(income)
Amortization of actuarial loss(1)
 
6,573

 
Other components of net periodic benefit costs/(income)
Total reclassification, before tax(2)
 
4,896

 
 
Income tax expense
 
1,288

 
Income tax expense
Total reclassification, net of tax
 
$
3,608

 
 
(1) These AOCI components are included in the computation of net periodic benefit cost for pension and other retirement benefits. See Note 10 for more information.
(2) There were no reclassifications relating to noncontrolling interest for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
NOTE 14. SEGMENT INFORMATION
The Company identifies a business as an operating segment if: i) it engages in business activities from which it may earn revenues and incur expenses; ii) its operating results are regularly reviewed by the Chief Operating Decision Maker (who is the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer) to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment and assess

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

its performance; and iii) it has available discrete financial information. The Company has determined that it has one reportable segment. Therefore, all required segment information can be found in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
NOTE 15. LEASES
Lessee activities
Operating leases
We have operating leases for office space and equipment. We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Certain office space leases provide for rent adjustments relating to changes in real estate taxes and other operating costs. Our operating leases generally include options to extend the term of the leases which are not recognized as part of the right-of-use asset until we are reasonably certain that the option will be exercised. We may terminate our leases with sufficient notice to the lessor and in some cases, upon the payment of a termination fee. Our leases do not include substantial variable payments based on index or rate. After the adoption of ASU 2016-02 in 2019, for all leases, a right-of-use asset and a lease liability, initially measured at the present value of the lease payments, are recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2019 as described below.
Our leases do not provide a readily determinable implicit discount rate. Therefore, we estimate our incremental borrowing rate to discount the lease payments based on the information available at lease commencement.
We recognize a single lease cost on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease and we classify all cash payments within operating activities in the statement of cash flows. Our lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants.
We evaluate right-of-use assets for impairment consistent with our property, plant and equipment policy disclosure included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018.
The table below presents the lease-related assets and liabilities recorded on the balance sheet:
(In thousands)
 
Classification in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
March 31, 2019

Operating lease right-of-use assets
 
Miscellaneous assets
 
$
35,955

Current operating lease liabilities
 
Accrued expenses and other
 
6,594

Noncurrent operating lease liabilities
 
Other
 
34,939

Total operating lease liabilities
 
 
 
$
41,533

The total lease cost for operating leases included in Selling, general and administrative costs in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations was as follows:
 
 
For the Quarter Ended

(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019

Operating lease cost
 
$
2,239

Short term and variable lease cost
 
460

Total lease cost
 
$
2,699

The table below presents additional information regarding operating leases:
 
 
For the Quarter Ended

(In thousands, except lease term and discount rate)
 
March 31, 2019

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of operating lease liabilities
 
$
2,197

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease liabilities(1)
 
$
37,863

Weighted-average remaining lease term
 
7.3 years

Weighted-average discount rate
 
5.41
%
(1) Amounts for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, include the transition adjustment resulting from the adoption of ASU 2016-02 as discussed in Note 2.
Maturities of lease liabilities on an annual basis for the Company's operating leases as of March 31, 2019, were as follows:

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

(In thousands)
 
Amount

2019 (9 months ending December 29, 2019)
 
$
6,242

2020
 
7,682

2021
 
6,829

2022
 
6,261

2023
 
5,474

Later Years
 
18,158

Total lease payments
 
$
50,646

Less: Interest
 
(9,113
)
Present value of lease liabilities
 
$
41,533

Finance lease    
We have a finance lease in connection with the land at our College Point, N.Y. printing facility. Interest on the lease liability has been recorded in Interest expense and other, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. Repayments of the principal portion of our lease liability are recorded in financing activities and payments of interest on our lease liability are recorded in operating activities in the statement of cash flows for our finance lease.
As of March 31, 2019, the asset related to the finance lease of $5.0 million is included in Property, plant and equipment in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. As of March 31, 2019, the undiscounted cash flow related to the finance lease was $7.1 million offset by interest of $0.3 million, resulting in $6.8 million included in Short-term debt and finance lease obligations in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
Lessor activities
Our leases to third parties predominantly relate to office space in the Company Headquarters. We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Office space leases are operating leases and generally include options to extend the term of the lease. Our leases do not include variable payments based on index or rate. We do not separate the lease and non-lease components in a contract. The non-lease components predominantly include charges for utilities usage and other operating expenses estimated based on the proportionate share of the rental space of each lease.
For our office space operating leases, we recognize rental revenue on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease and we classify all cash payments within operating activities in the statement of cash flows.
Residual value risk is not a primary risk resulting from our office space operating leases because of the long-lived nature of the underlying real estate assets which generally hold their value or appreciate in the long term.
We evaluate assets leased to third parties for impairment consistent with our property, plant and equipment policy disclosure included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018.
As of March 31, 2019, the cost and accumulated depreciation related to the Company Headquarters building included in Property, plant and equipment in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet was approximately $510 million and $192 million, respectively. Office space leased to third parties represents approximately 39% of rentable square feet of the Company Headquarters.
We generate building rental revenue from the floors in our headquarter building that we lease to third parties. The building rental revenue was as follows:
 
 
For the Quarter Ended

(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019

Building rental revenue (1)
 
$
7,639

(1) Building rental revenue includes approximately $2.9 million of sublease income for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Maturities of lease payments to be received on an annual basis for the Company's office space operating leases as of March 31, 2019, were as follows:
(In thousands)
 
Amount

2019 (9 months ending December 29, 2019)
 
$
21,792

2020
 
32,214

2021
 
32,231

2022
 
32,226

2023
 
19,301

Later Years
 
142,057

Total building rental revenue from operating leases
 
$
279,821

NOTE 16. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
Newspaper and Mail Deliverers–Publishers’ Pension Fund
In September 2013, the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers-Publishers’ Pension Fund (the “NMDU Fund”) assessed a partial withdrawal liability against the Company in the gross amount of approximately $26 million for the plan years ending May 31, 2012, and 2013 (the “Initial Assessment”), an amount that was increased to a gross amount of approximately $34 million in December 2014, when the NMDU Fund issued a revised partial withdrawal liability assessment for the plan year ending May 31, 2013 (the “Revised Assessment”). The NMDU Fund claimed that when City & Suburban Delivery Systems, Inc., a retail and newsstand distribution subsidiary of the Company and the largest contributor to the NMDU Fund, ceased operations in 2009, it triggered a decline of more than 70% in contribution base units in each of these two plan years.
The Company disagreed with both the NMDU Fund’s determination that a partial withdrawal occurred and the methodology by which it calculated the withdrawal liability, and the parties engaged in arbitration proceedings to resolve the matter. In June 2016, the arbitrator issued an interim award and opinion that supported the NMDU Fund’s determination that a partial withdrawal had occurred, and concluded that the methodology used to calculate the Initial Assessment was correct. However, the arbitrator also concluded that the NMDU Fund’s calculation of the Revised Assessment was incorrect. In July 2017, the arbitrator issued a final award and opinion reflecting the same conclusions, which both the Company and NMDU Fund challenged in federal district court. In March 2018, the court determined that a partial withdrawal had occurred, but supported the Company’s position that the NMDU Fund’s calculation of the withdrawal liability was improper. The Company has appealed the court’s decision with respect to the determination that a partial withdrawal had occurred, and the NMDU Fund has appealed the court’s decision with respect to the calculation of the withdrawal liability.
Due to requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 that sponsors make payments demanded by plans during arbitration and any resultant appeals, the Company had been making payments to the NMDU fund since September 2013 relating to the Initial Assessment and February 2015 relating to the Revised Assessment based on the NMDU Fund’s demand. As a result, as of March 31, 2019, we have paid $19.8 million relating to the Initial Assessment since the receipt of the initial demand letter. We also paid $5.0 million related to the Revised Assessment, which was refunded in July 2016 based on the arbitrator’s ruling.
The Company had a liability of $2.3 million as of March 31, 2019, related to this matter. Management believes it is reasonably possible that the total loss in this matter could exceed the liability established by a range of zero to approximately $11 million.
Other
We are involved in various legal actions incidental to our business that are now pending against us. These actions are generally for amounts greatly in excess of the payments, if any, that may be required to be made. Although the Company cannot predict the outcome of these matters, it is possible that an unfavorable outcome in one or more matters could be material to the Company’s consolidated results of operations or cash flows for an individual reporting period. However, based on currently available information, management does not believe that the ultimate resolution of these matters, individually or in the aggregate, is likely to have a material effect on the Company’s financial position.
Letters of Credit Commitment
We have issued letters of credit totaling $45.7 million and $48.8 million as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively, in connection with the leasing of floors in the Company Headquarters. The letters of credit will expire by 2020.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Approximately $51 million and $54 million of marketable securities were used as collateral for the letters of credit, as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW
We are a global media organization that includes our newspaper, print and digital products and related businesses. We have one reportable segment.
We generate revenues principally from subscriptions and advertising. Other revenues primarily consist of revenues from licensing, commercial printing, building rental revenue, affiliate referrals, NYT Live (our live events business) and retail commerce. Our main operating costs are employee-related costs.
In the accompanying analysis of financial information, we present certain information derived from consolidated financial information but not presented in our financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”). We are presenting in this report supplemental non-GAAP financial performance measures that exclude depreciation, amortization, severance, non-operating retirement costs or multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs, and certain identified special items, as applicable. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures, and should be read in conjunction with financial information presented on a GAAP basis. For further information and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, see “Non-Operating Items—Non-GAAP Financial Measurements” for more details.
Financial Highlights
For the first quarter of 2019, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.18, compared with $0.13 for the first quarter of 2018. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding severance, non-operating retirement costs and special items discussed below (or “adjusted diluted earnings per share,” a non-GAAP measure) were $0.20 and $0.17 for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
The Company had an operating profit of $34.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared with $34.1 million in the first quarter of 2018. The increase was principally driven by higher digital-only subscription and other revenues, mostly offset by higher operating costs. Operating profit before depreciation, amortization, severance, multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs and special items discussed below (or “adjusted operating profit,” a non-GAAP measure) was $52.4 million and $55.5 million for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively, primarily as a result of the factors identified above.
Total revenues increased 6.1% to $439.1 million in the first quarter of 2019 from $413.9 million in the first quarter of 2018, primarily driven by an increase in digital-only subscription revenues, other revenues and digital advertising revenues, partially offset by a decrease in print advertising and subscription revenues.
Operating costs increased in the first quarter of 2019 to $404.5 million from $378.0 million in the first quarter of 2018, largely due to higher marketing expenses, as well as higher labor and raw material costs related to our commercial printing operations and higher newsroom labor costs. Operating costs before depreciation, amortization, severance and multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs (or “adjusted operating costs,” a non-GAAP measure) increased in the first quarter of 2019 to $386.7 million from $358.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, primarily as a result of the factors identified above.

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following table presents our consolidated financial results:
 
 
For the Quarters Ended
 
 
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2019

 
April 1, 2018

 
% Change

Revenues
 
 
 
 
 

Subscription
 
$
270,810

 
$
260,593

 
3.9
 %
Advertising
 
125,088

 
125,647

 
(0.4
)%