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MCap71 P/FCF-13
Net Debt51 EBIT-7
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RLJE 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements.
Note 1. Basis of Presentation.
Note 2. Segment Information.
Note 3. Business Combination.
Note 4. Agatha Christie Limited.
Note 5. Inventories.
Note 6. Investment in Film and Television Programs.
Note 7. Debt.
Note 8. Stock Warrants.
Note 9. Fair Value Measurements.
Note 10. Net Income (Loss) per Common Share Data.
Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies.
Note 12. Related Party Transactions.
Note 13. Subsequent Events.
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 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
Item 5. Other Information.
Item 6. Exhibits.
EX-10.1 ex10_1.htm
EX-31.1 ex31_1.htm
EX-31.2 ex31_2.htm
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RLJ Entertainment Earnings 2013-03-31

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow
2401831266912-452013201520172019
Assets, Equity
452811-6-23-402013201520172019
Rev, G Profit, Net Income
151050-5-102013201520172019
Ops, Inv, Fin

10-Q 1 form10q.htm RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC 10-Q 3-31-2013 form10q.htm


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
 

 
FORM 10-Q

(Mark one)
 
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2013.
 
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
For the transition period from ________ to ________.

Commission File Number 001-35675
 

 
RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

 
Nevada
 
45-4950432
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
     
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 650
Silver Spring, Maryland
 
20910
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

(301) 608-2115
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1000, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

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 þ     NO o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    YES þ    NO o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
Large accelerated filer  o Accelerated filer  o Non- accelerated filer  o Smaller reporting company  þ
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o     No þ
 
Number of shares outstanding of the issuer’s common stock on May 1, 2013:  13,377,546



 
 

 
 
RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q
 
PART I.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements (Unaudited).
 
     
 
(a)
4
     
 
(b)
6
       
 
(c)
7
       
 
(d)
8
       
 
(e)
10
       
Item 2.
20
 
 
 
Item 3.
23
     
Item 4.
24
     
PART II.
OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
25
     
Item 1A.
25
 
 
 
Item 2.
25
 
 
 
Item 3.
25
 
 
 
Item 4.
25
 
 
 
Item 5.
25
 
 
 
Item 6.
26
 
 
 
27
 
 
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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013 (or Quarterly Report) includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Other than statements of historical fact, all statements made in this Quarterly Report are forward-looking, including, but not limited to, statements regarding industry prospects, future results of operations or financial position, and statements of our intent, belief and current expectations about our strategic direction, prospective and future results and condition.  In some cases, forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “will,” “should,” “could,” “may,” “might,” “expect,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “continue,” “future,” “intend,” “project” or similar words.

Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that are inherently difficult to predict, which could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from our expectations, forecasts and assumptions.  Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to:

 
·
our ability to integrate the businesses of Image Entertainment, Inc. and Acorn Media Group, Inc.;
 
·
the anticipated benefits of the business combination may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected;
 
·
the ability of our officers and directors to generate a number of potential investment opportunities;
 
·
our ability to maintain relationships with customers, employees, suppliers and lessors;
 
·
the loss of key personnel;
 
·
delays in the release of new titles or other content;
 
·
the effects of disruptions in our supply chain;
 
·
our public securities’ limited liquidity and trading;
 
·
our ability to continue to meet the NASDAQ Capital Market continuing listing standards; or
 
·
our financial performance, including our ability to achieve new revenue growth and EBITDA margins or realize synergies.

All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of inherent uncertainty.  The inclusion of such forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation that contemplated future events, plans or expectations will be achieved.  Unless otherwise required by law, we undertake no obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such forward-looking statements that may reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this Quarterly Report.  Important factors that could cause or contribute to such material differences include those discussed in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on April 10, 2013.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
 
EXPLANATORY NOTE
 
On October 3, 2012, the business combination of RLJ Entertainment, Inc., Image Entertainment, Inc. and Acorn Media Group, Inc. was completed.  For financial reporting purposes, the financial statements accompanying this Quarterly Report have been divided into (i) the “predecessor” period (pre-October 3, 2012) which include the activities of Acorn Media Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, and (ii) the “successor” period (post-October 3, 2012) which include the activities of RLJ Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Image Entertainment, Inc. and Acorn Media Group, Inc.  Results for the predecessor period are not indicative of, or comparable to, results for the successor period.  “We,” “our” or “us” when used in this Quarterly Report refer to RLJ Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries for the successor period, and Acorn Media Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries for the predecessor period, unless otherwise indicated.
 
 
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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.
Financial Statements.

RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012
 

 
ASSETS

   
Successor
 
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2013
   
December 31, 2012
 
Current assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 2,353     $ 4,739  
Accounts receivable, net of reserve for returns, allowances and provision for doubtful accounts totaling $5,336 as of March 31, 2013 and $11,435 as of December 31, 2012
    31,442       24,611  
Inventories, net
    21,742       23,029  
Investment in film and television programs
    86,988       89,797  
Property, equipment and improvements, net
    1,341       1,800  
Equity investment in ACL
    22,691       25,449  
Other intangible assets
    22,643       23,883  
Goodwill
    47,382       47,382  
Prepaid expenses and other assets
    2,067       1,938  
Total assets
  $ 238,649     $ 242,628  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS, Continued
(unaudited)
March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012



LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

   
Successor
 
(In thousands, except share data)
 
March 31, 2013
   
December 31, 2012
 
             
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
  $ 24,752     $ 30,590  
Accrued royalties and distribution fees
    33,097       32,658  
Deferred revenue
    4,535       4,339  
Revolving credit facility
    14,151       7,551  
Senior term notes, less debt discount
    50,488       51,225  
Subordinated notes payable and other debt
    23,277       23,547  
Deferred tax liability
    350       350  
Stock warrant liability
    4,120       4,324  
Total liabilities
    154,770       154,584  
Commitments and contingencies
               
Stockholders' equity:
               
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 250 million shares authorized, 13,377,546 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively
    13       13  
Additional paid-in capital
    86,207       86,133  
Retained earnings (deficit)
    (1,815 )     1,743  
Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss)
    (526 )     155  
Net stockholders' equity
    83,879       88,044  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 238,649     $ 242,628  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012
 

 
   
Successor
   
Predecessor
 
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
2013
   
2012
 
NET REVENUES
  $ 40,306     $ 19,585  
COST OF SALES
    27,736       10,065  
Gross profit
    12,570       9,520  
SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES:
               
Selling expenses
    6,047       3,563  
General and administrative expenses
    7,101       3,314  
Transaction costs
          1,664  
Total selling, general and administrative expenses
    13,148       8,541  
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS
    (578 )     979  
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
               
Interest in ACL’s net income
    649       24  
Interest expense, net
    (2,126 )     (157 )
Other income (expense)
    (1,077 )     183  
Total other income (expense)
    (2,554 )     50  
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES
    (3,132 )     1,029  
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES
    426       187  
NET INCOME (LOSS)
    (3,558 )     842  
Less net income attributable to non-controlling interests
          (91 )
NET INCOME (LOSS) APPLICABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS
  $ (3,558 )   $ 751  
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:
               
UNRESTRICTED COMMON STOCK:
               
Basic
  $ (0.27 )   $ 0.73  
Diluted
  $ (0.27 )   $ 0.73  
RESTRICTED COMMON STOCK:
               
Basic
  $ (0.27 )   $  
Diluted
  $ (0.27 )   $  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012
 

 
   
Successor
   
Predecessor
 
(In thousands)
 
2013
   
2012
 
NET INCOME (LOSS):
           
Net income (loss)
  $ (3,558 )   $ 842  
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS):
               
Foreign currency translation gain (loss)
    (681 )     201  
TOTAL COMPRENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
    (4,239 )     1,043  
LESS: COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS:
               
Share of net income
          (91 )
Share of foreign currency translation loss
          2  
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest
          (89 )
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS
  $ (4,239 )   $ 954  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012
 

 
   
Successor
   
Predecessor
 
(In thousands)
 
2013
   
2012
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
           
Net income (loss)
  $ (3,558 )   $ 842  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
               
Interest in ACL net income
    (649 )     (24 )
Amortization of film and television programs
    7,179       766  
Depreciation and other amortization
    140       108  
Noncash interest expense
    584        
Amortization of intangible assets
    1,287       23  
Provision for doubtful accounts
    16       308  
Provision for lower of cost or market inventory
    264        
Noncash foreign currency exchange loss (gain)
    1,361       (164 )
Accelerated amortization and fair value write-down of advance royalty and distribution fees
    608       430  
Change in fair values of stock warrant liability
    (204 )      
Stock-based compensation expense
    74       91  
Changes in assets and liabilities associated with operating activities:
               
Accounts receivable
    (7,155 )     5,409  
Inventories
    955       489  
Investment in film and television programs
    (6,016 )     417  
Prepaid expenses and other assets
    (206 )     (482 )
Accounts payable, accrued royalties, fees and liabilities
    (4,743 )     (6,749 )
Deferred revenue
    196        
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
    (9,867 )     1,464  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
               
Capital expenditures
    (23 )     (234 )
Acquisition of ACL
          (21,871 )
Dividends received from ACL
    1,811       1,006  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
  $ 1,788     $ (21,099 )

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS, CONTINUED
(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012



   
Successor
   
Predecessor
 
(In thousands)
 
2013
   
2012
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
           
Borrowings under revolving credit facility
  $ 8,100     $ 1,732  
Repayments of borrowings under revolving credit facility
    (1,500 )      
Proceeds from debt
          18,000  
Repayment of debt
    (1,000 )     (796 )
Proceeds from issuance of subordinated notes payable and other debt
    191       2,700  
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest
          (265 )
Net cash provided by financing activities
    5,791       21,371  
                 
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH
    (98 )     (113 )
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH:
    (2,386 )     1,623  
Cash at beginning of period
    4,739       1,625  
Cash at end of period
  $ 2,353     $ 3,248  
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
               
Cash paid during the period for:
               
Interest
  $ 1,332     $ 124  
Income taxes
  $ 218     $ 233  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 1.
Basis of Presentation.

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (or Successor).  RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (or RLJE) is a global entertainment company with a presence in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia and strategic sublicense and distribution relationships covering Europe, Asia and Latin America.  RLJE was incorporated in Nevada in April 2012 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of RLJ Acquisition, Inc. (or RLJA), a special purpose acquisition company.  On October 3, 2012, we completed the business combination of RLJE, Image Entertainment, Inc. (or Image) and Acorn Media Group, Inc. (or Acorn Media), which is referred to herein as the “Business Combination.”  Acorn Media includes its subsidiaries Acorn Media UK Limited (or Acorn UK), Acorn Media Australia Pty Ltd. (or Acorn Australia) and Acorn Productions Limited (or APL).  In February 2012, Acorn Media acquired a 64% ownership of Agatha Christie Limited (or ACL).  References to Image include its wholly-owned subsidiary Image/Madacy Home Entertainment, LLC.  “We,” “our” or “us” refers to RLJE and its subsidiaries for periods following the Business Combination and Acorn Media and its subsidiaries for periods prior to the Business Combination, unless otherwise noted.

We engage in motion picture and television programming distribution, urban programming distribution, select British drama co-production, broadcast and digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. We market our products through a multi-channel strategy encompassing (1) the development and licensing of original program offerings through our wholly-owned subsidiary, APL, and our majority-owned subsidiary, ACL, as well as our fitness offerings; (2) wholesale distribution through retail partners covering brick-and-mortar establishments, digital, broadcast and cable partners; and (3) a direct-to-consumer presence in the United States and United Kingdom through traditional catalog and e-commerce offerings.

APL manages the intellectual property rights that we own and all revenues associated with those rights and includes ACL, which owns a substantial portion of the Agatha Christie library that includes approximately 80 novels and short story collections and 19 plays.

Our wholesale business is distributed through major retailers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Costco, Barnes & Noble, Netflix, BET, Showtime, DirectTV, and Hulu.  We have a catalog of owned and long-term licensed products in excess of 5,300 titles, segmented into genre-based program lines such as Acorn (British drama/mystery), Agatha Christie (British mysteries based upon Agatha Christie’s written works), Image (independent feature films, stand-up comedy), One Village (urban), Acacia (fitness), Slingshot Pictures (faith), Athena (educational), Criterion (art films) and Madacy (uniquely packaged collections of historical footage/documentaries).

Our direct-to-consumer segment includes the continued roll-out of digital channels, such as subscription-based Acorn TV and planned near-term subscription extensions within the United States (or US) urban and faith/lifestyle markets.

Our principal executive offices are located in Silver Spring, Maryland, with additional US locations in Chatsworth, California, and Stillwater, Minnesota, and international locations in London, England and Sydney, Australia.

Acorn Media Group, Inc. (or Predecessor).  Acorn Media was formed as a corporation in the District of Columbia in 1984, and elected in 1989 to be treated as an S corporation.  Acorn Media is a marketer and distributor of niche content, through physical, digital and broadcast platforms, and complementary products, selling through both third party (wholesale) and proprietary direct-to-consumer channels.  Acorn Media acquires exclusive home video and digital rights from third parties, usually for a period of seven years, for a diverse array of British television and other specialty programming.  Acorn Media also creates additional content and value-added features for its DVD programming, such as interactive menus, audio commentaries, packaging and marketing materials.  Acorn Media results include its subsidiaries Acorn UK, Acorn Australia and APL and its subsidiaries.  In February 2012, Acorn Media acquired a 64% ownership in ACL.

Business Combination.  On October 3, 2012, the Business Combination of RLJA, RLJE, Image and Acorn Media was completed.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

For financial reporting purposes, RLJE is the acquirer of Image and Acorn Media.  Acorn Media was determined to be the Predecessor based primarily on its significantly higher purchase price relative to Image.  The Business Combination was accounted for in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“US GAAP”) and accordingly, the assets and liabilities were recorded using fair value at October 3, 2012.  The financial statements for the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 are not comparable as a result of the acquisition accounting.  The financial statements for the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 are presented for two periods, the period prior to the Business Combination (“Predecessor”) and the period subsequent to the Business Combination (“Successor”).

Prior to the closing of the Business Combination on October 3, 2012, RLJE had no meaningful operating activities.  The “Predecessor” period (pre-October 3, 2012) includes the activities of Acorn Media and (2) the “Successor” period (post-October 3, 2012) includes the activities of RLJE, Image and Acorn Media.  All information as of and for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 solely relate to Acorn Media.

The balance sheet as of December 31, 2012 included in this report, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and the accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with US GAAP for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X of the Securities Exchange Commission.   Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes required by US GAAP for complete financial statements.

In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.  Due to the seasonal nature of our business and other factors, including our new release schedule, interim results are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire fiscal year. The accompanying unaudited financial information should, therefore, be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on April 10, 2013.  Note 2 of our audited consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K contains a summary of our significant accounting policies.

Principles of Consolidation.  The operations of ACL are entirely managed by RLJE, subject to oversight by ACL’s Board of Directors.  The investment in ACL is accounted for using the equity method of accounting given the voting control of the Board of Directors over the majority shareholders.  We have included our share of ACL’s operating results, using the equity method of accounting, in our consolidated financial statements beginning from when Acorn Media acquired its 64% ownership interest in ACL (February 29, 2012).

Our consolidated financial statements include the accounts of all majority-owned subsidiary companies, except for ACL. Investment in ACL is carried as a separate asset on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at cost adjusted for equity in undistributed earnings. Except for dividends and changes in ownership interest, changes in equity in undistributed earnings of ACL are included in “Other income (expense)” on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated.

Reclassifications.  Some 2012 balances have been reclassified to conform to the 2013 presentation.

Note 2.
Segment Information.

In accordance with the requirements of ASC 280 “Segment Reporting,” selected financial information regarding our reportable business segments, Intellectual Property (or IP) Licensing, Wholesale Distribution, and Direct-to-Consumer, are presented below.  Our reportable segments are determined based on the distinct nature of their operations, and each segment is a strategic business unit that is managed separately and either exploits our content over a different customer base or acquires content differently.  Our IP Licensing segment includes intellectual property (content) owned or created that is licensed for distribution worldwide.  The IP Licensing segment includes our investment in ACL.  Our Wholesale Distribution segment consists of the acquisition, content enhancement and worldwide distribution of exclusive content in various formats, including DVD, Blu-ray, digital, broadcast (including cable and satellite), video-on-demand (or VOD), streaming video, downloading and sublicensing.  Our Direct-to-Consumer segment consists of our mail-order catalog and e-commerce businesses and our proprietary digital streaming channel.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Management currently evaluates segment performance based primarily on net revenues, operating costs and expenses and loss before income taxes.  Interest income and expense is evaluated on a consolidated basis and is not allocated to our reportable segments.

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2013:

   
Successor
 
   
March 31, 2013
 
(In thousands)
 
IP Licensing
   
Wholesale
Distribution
   
Direct-to-
Consumer
   
Total
 
Net revenues
  $ 7,613     $ 23,834     $ 8,859     $ 40,306  
Operating costs and expenses
    (6,482 )     (24,978 )     (9,424 )     (40,884 )
Share in ACL earnings
    649                   649  
Segment contribution
  $ 1,780     $ (1,144 )   $ (565 )     71  
Transaction costs
                             
Interest income (expense), net
                            (2,126 )
Other income (expenses)
                            (1,077 )
Income before provision for income taxes
                          $ (3,132 )

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012:

   
Predecessor
 
   
March 31, 2012
 
(In thousands)
 
IP Licensing
   
Wholesale
Distribution
   
Direct-to-
Consumer
   
Total
 
Net revenues
  $     $ 11,722     $ 7,863     $ 19,585  
Operating costs and expenses
          (9,409 )     (7,533 )     (16,942 )
Share in ACL earnings
    24                   24  
Segment contribution
  $ 24     $ 2,313     $ 330       2,667  
Transaction costs
                            (1,664 )
Interest income (expense), net
                            (157 )
Other income (expenses)
                            183  
Income before provision for income taxes
                          $ 1,029  

Total assets by segment are as follows:

   
Successor
 
   
As of March 31, 2013
 
(In thousands)
 
IP Licensing
   
Wholesale
Distribution
   
Direct-to-
Consumer
   
Total
 
Accounts receivable and inventories
  $ 9,232     $ 40,164     $ 3,788     $ 53,184  
Investment in film and television programs
    3,239       82,659       1,090       86,988  
Goodwill
          37,966       9,416       47,382  
Investment in subsidiaries
    22,691                   22,691  
Other intangible assets
          1,585       9,928       11,513  
    $ 35,162     $ 162,374     $ 24,222       221,758  
Other unallocated assets (primarily cash; prepaid expenses; property, equipment and improvements; and certain other intangibles)
                            16,891  
Total assets
                          $ 238,649  

   
Successor
 
   
As of December 31, 2012
 
(In thousands)
 
IP Licensing
   
Wholesale
Distribution
   
Direct-to-
Consumer
   
Total
 
Accounts receivable and inventories
  $     $ 44,110     $ 3,530     $ 47,640  
Investment in film and television programs
    9,287       79,387       1,123       89,797  
Goodwill
          37,966       9,416       47,382  
Investment in subsidiaries
    25,449                   25,449  
Other intangible assets
          1,652       10,828       12,480  
    $ 34,736     $ 163,115     $ 24,897       222,748  
Other unallocated assets (primarily cash; prepaid expenses; property, equipment and improvements; and certain other intangibles)
                            19,880  
Total assets
                          $ 242,628  
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 3.
Business Combination.

On October 3, 2012, pursuant to (1) an agreement and plan of merger and (2) a preferred stock purchase agreement, as amended, RLJE acquired all of the outstanding common and preferred stock of Image.  RLJE’s acquisition of Image is referred to as the “Image Merger.”  Concurrently with the Image Merger, and pursuant to a stock purchase agreement, as amended, RLJE acquired all of the outstanding common stock of Acorn Media.  RLJE’s acquisition of Acorn Media is referred to as the “Acorn Merger.”

The Image and Acorn Mergers have been accounted for as business acquisitions in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations.  The purchase price allocation was based upon our preliminary valuation using the acquisition method of accounting. Under the acquisition method of accounting, the total purchase price was allocated to the net tangible and intangible assets acquired, based on their estimated fair values.

Our allocation of the purchase consideration is preliminary because (1) the valuation of net assets acquired is not final, (2) the fair value of certain options to acquire future programming content has not been determined, (3) the fair value of our obligation under a registration rights agreement has not been determined, (4) the acquired deferred tax assets and liabilities are subject to adjustment upon the finalization of Image’s and Acorn Media’s final tax returns as of October 2, 2012, including the completion of our utilization study of acquired net operating loss carryforwards and (5) our allocation of goodwill to our reporting segments is preliminary as the segments’ enterprise values have not been finalized.  Once we finalize our valuations, we will adjust the amounts for which we initially recorded the acquired net assets and also goodwill.  We expect to finalize our valuations by June 30, 2013 and tax returns by September 30, 2013.  These adjustments could be significant to the book value of intangible assets and related tax treatment.

The following unaudited pro forma financial information reflects the operating results of RLJE as if Image and Acorn Media were acquired as of January 1, 2012.  The unaudited pro forma financial information does not include adjustments for transaction costs incurred and other one-time expenses, nor does it include adjustments for synergies. These combined results are not necessarily indicative of the results that may have been achieved had the companies been combined as of such dates or periods, or of RLJE’s future operating results.

(in thousands, except per share data)
 
Three months ended
March 31, 2012
 
Net revenues
  $ 41,446  
Net income (loss)
  $ (2,115 )
Net income (loss) per share:
       
Unrestricted common stock – basic and diluted
  $ (0.16 )
Restricted common stock – basic and diluted
  $ (0.16 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
       
Unrestricted common stock – basic and diluted
    13,340  
Restricted common stock – basic and diluted
    38  

Note 4.
Agatha Christie Limited.

In February 2012, the Predecessor acquired a 64% interest in ACL for total purchase consideration of £13.7 million or approximately $21.9 million excluding direct transaction costs.   The acquisition gave Acorn Media a majority ownership of ACL’s extensive works including more than 80 novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and a film library of nearly 40 made-for-television films.  The acquisition was funded by a combination of cash on hand, a three-year, $18 million term loan from a bank and $2.7 million in subordinated debt from certain Acorn Media stockholders, which were all paid off at the closing of the Business Combination.

Notwithstanding Acorn Media’s acquisition of 64% of ACL’s outstanding stock, Acorn Media is accounting for its investment in ACL using the equity method of accounting because (1) Acorn Media is only entitled to appoint one-half of ACL’s board members and (2) in the event the board is deadlocked, the chairman of the board, who is appointed by the directors elected by the minority shareholders, casts a deciding vote.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

We have continued to account for ACL using the equity method of accounting.

The following summarized financial information is derived from unaudited financial statements of ACL for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and for the period from February 29, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

   
Successor
   
Predecessor
 
(In thousands)
 
2013
   
2012
 
Revenues
  $ 8,520     $ 411  
Film cost amortization
    (6,116 )      
General, administrative and other expenses
    (700 )     (286 )
Income from operations
    1,704       125  
Net Income
  $ 1,228     $ 95  

Amounts have been translated from British Pound to US Dollar using the average exchange rate for the periods presented.  The above operating results of ACL do not include basis difference amortization.

Note 5.
Inventories.

Inventories at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 are summarized as follows:

   
Successor
 
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2013
   
December 31, 2012
 
Packaged discs
  $ 16,620     $ 17,248  
Packaging materials
    1,756       2,144  
Other merchandise
    3,366       3,637  
    $ 21,742     $ 23,029  

Other merchandise consists of third-party products, primarily gifts, jewelry, and home accents.

Note 6.
Investment in Film and Television Programs.

Investment in film and television programs as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 are as follows:

   
Successor
 
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2013
   
December 31, 2012
 
Acquired Distribution Rights and Produced Content:
           
Royalty and distribution fee advances
  $ 76,980     $ 75,467  
Acquired programming rights
    1,650       1,654  
Original production costs
    5,190       9,287  
Production Development Costs
    3,168       3,389  
    $ 86,988     $ 89,797  

As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, our investment in film and television programs is further summarized as follows:

   
Successor
 
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2013
   
December 31, 2012
 
   
Acquired and
Produced Content
   
Production
Development Costs
   
Acquired and
Produced Content
   
Production
Development Costs
 
                         
Released, net of accumulated amortization
  $ 74,235     $ 2,880     $ 71,157     $ 3,130  
Completed and not released
    9,469       272       6,145       253  
In production
    116       16       9,106       6  
    $ 83,820     $ 3,168     $ 86,408     $ 3,389  

 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 7.
Debt.

Successor

On October 3, 2012, in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination, RLJE and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, the Borrowers) entered into a Credit Agreement (the Credit Facility) with certain lenders and SunTrust, N.A., as Administrative Agent. The Credit Facility includes a five-year $15 million revolving credit facility and three tranches of senior term loans totaling $55 million.  The obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by a lien on substantially all of the assets of the Borrowers.

The Credit Facility includes a five-year $15 million revolving credit facility.  Advances under the revolving facility bear interest at prime rate plus 5% or LIBOR plus 6% per annum and is payable quarterly.  As of March 31, 2013, we had borrowings outstanding of approximately $14.2 million under the revolving facility.   In addition to interest, the revolving facility also bears a fee of 0.5% applied to the unused portion of the line that was available but not drawn.  As of March 31, 2013, we had approximately $798,000 available to us for future borrowings.

Senior term notes, which exclude subordinated notes payable and other debt, at March 31, 2013 consist of the following:

(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2013
 
Term Loan - A
  $ 23,750  
Term Loan - B
    14,250  
Term Loan - C
    15,181  
Principal balance outstanding
    53,181  
Less: debt discount
    (2,693 )
    $ 50,488  

Our senior term loans have final maturities ranging from five to five and one-half years from issuance, bear interest at rates that range from prime rate plus 5.0% to 6.25% or LIBOR plus 6.0% to 7.25%, payable quarterly.  The C term loan bears additional interest at a rate of 3% per annum paid in kind at maturity.  On December 10, 2012, RLJE entered into a forward starting interest rate swap agreement that effectively caps the LIBOR rate of interest at 1.25%. The interest rate swap has a notional amount of $30.0 million and has a maturity date of November 30, 2014.  We paid a one-time fixed fee of $22,750 for this rate cap agreement.  The fair value of this interest rate swap agreement is insignificant.

Future minimum principal payments under the above senior term notes as of March 31, 2013 are as follows:

(In thousands)
     
2013
  $ 3,000  
2014
    4,000  
2015
    4,000  
2016
    4,000  
2017
    15,875  
Thereafter
    22,306  
 
  $ 53,181  

The Credit Facility contains events of default that include, among others, non-payment of principal, interest or fees, violation of covenants, inaccuracy of representations and warranties, bankruptcy and insolvency events, material judgments, cross defaults to certain other contracts (including, for example, business arrangements with Sony parties and other material contracts) and indebtedness and events constituting a change of control or a material adverse effect in any of our results of operations or condition (financial or otherwise).  The occurrence of an event of default will increase the applicable rate of interest and could result in the acceleration of our obligations under the Credit Facility.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The Credit Facility imposes restrictions on such items as encumbrances and liens, payments of dividends, other indebtedness, stock repurchases and capital expenditures.  The Credit Facility also requires us to comply with minimum financial and operating covenants.

The Credit Facility provides for certain loan covenants, as defined in the agreement, including financial covenants to be measured at the end of each quarter, which at March 31, 2013 provided for a senior leverage ratio of not greater than 2.50 to 1.00, a total leverage ratio of not greater than 3.25 to 1.00 and an interest coverage ratio of not less than 3.00 to 1.00.  The covenants related to total debt and senior debt are predicated on the actual amounts of obligations calculated against a cash EBITDA base.  Cash EBITDA is defined as net income before income taxes and interest expense plus noncash items such as depreciation and amortization and certain other cash and noncash movements within the balance sheet.  Additional covenants restrict the level of production spending, prints and advertising spending for theatrical releases, disposal of fixed assets and entering into new lease obligations. At March 31, 2013, we were in compliance with all covenants.

Subordinated Notes Payable and Other Debt

Upon consummation of the Image Merger, we issued to the selling preferred stockholders of Image unsecured subordinated promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $14.8 million.  The unsecured subordinated notes bear interest at 12% per annum, of which 5.4% is payable in cash annually and at our discretion the balance is either paid through the issuance of shares of our common stock valued at their then-current market price, or accrues and is added to principal, which is payable upon maturity. The subordinated notes mature on October 3, 2018 or six months after the latest stated maturity of the senior debt issued pursuant to the Credit Facility.

On July 3, 2012 Foyle’s War 8 Productions Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of APL, entered into a cash advance facility (the “Facility”) with U.K. based Coutts and Co. for purposes of producing three ninety minute television programs entitled “Foyle’s War 8”. The facility was capped at approximately $8.5 million, based on exchange rates as of March 31, 2013, carries an interest rate of LIBOR plus 2.25% (interest paid quarterly) with the principal to be repaid on or before July 1, 2013. The facility is fully secured by executed license agreements for the shows being produced that are in place with ITV Networks and ITV Broadcasting and, to a lesser extent, WGBH Educational Foundation and Acorn Media. As of March 31, 2013, the outstanding balance on the facility was approximately $8.5 million. “Foyle’s War 8” began airing on ITV during March 2013.

Predecessor

The Predecessor had a revolving line of credit which provided for borrowings of up to $10 million at the prevailing one-month LIBOR rate plus 1.90% (4.0% as of March 31, 2012). At March 31, 2012, the Predecessor had approximately $2.5 million outstanding on the line of credit. The line of credit required the Predecessor to comply with certain financial covenants and was collateralized by the assets of Acorn Media. Total interest expense recognized on the line of credit for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 was $88,000, including changes in the estimated fair value of the interest rate swap agreements.  In February 2012, in connection with the closing of the acquisition of ACL, the Predecessor renegotiated and closed on a new borrowing facility with its existing bank. The new facility provided for borrowings of $28 million, which consisted of an $18 million term loan (the “Term Loan”) and a $10 million revolving line of credit (the “Line of Credit”), which replaced the previous line of credit. For outstanding borrowings on the Term Loan and the Line of Credit, the Predecessor could choose an interest rate equal to LIBOR or a fixed rate equal to the bank’s prime rate plus a margin based upon the Predecessor’s then leverage ratio.  Interest on outstanding borrowings was due monthly on the Line of Credit, and all amounts outstanding on the Line of Credit, including unpaid interest were due upon maturity of February 28, 2015. Principal only payments were due quarterly over the three year term of the Term Loan and all remaining unpaid principal and all accrued interest were due upon maturity, February 28, 2015.  The Line of Credit was fully repaid in connection with the Image and Acorn Media Mergers.

Also in connection with the acquisition of ACL, the Predecessor borrowed $2.7 million from existing stockholders of Acorn Media (the “Subordinated Loans”). Amounts outstanding under the Subordinated Loans were subordinated to those amounts outstanding under the Term Loan, accrued interest at a rate of 12.5% per annum, but interest was only required to be paid upon maturity along with all outstanding principal on February 28, 2015.  The Subordinated Loans were fully repaid in connection with the Image and Acorn Media Mergers.
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 8.
Stock Warrants.

As of March 31, 2013, RLJE had the following warrants outstanding:

(In thousands, except per share data)
 
Shares
   
Exercise Price
 
Remaining Life
Registered warrants
    12,525          
Sponsor warrants
    6,667          
Unregistered warrants
    1,850          
      21,042     $ 12.00  
4.5 years

The registered warrants have a term of five years beginning October 3, 2012 and provide the warrant holder the right to acquire a share of our common stock for $12.00 per share.  The warrants are redeemable by us for $0.01 per warrant share if our common stock trades at $17.50 per share for 20 out of 30 trading days.  The warrants contain standard anti-dilution provisions.

The Sponsor warrants contain the same provisions as the registered warrants.  However, RLJE has agreed with the Sponsor that we would not redeem the Sponsor warrants if our stock price was $17.50 or higher as long as the Sponsor continues to hold the Sponsor warrants.  The unregistered warrants contain the same provisions as the registered warrants except neither they nor the shares of our common stock that would be acquired upon exercise have been registered.

All of the warrants contain a provision whereby the exercise price will be reduced if RLJE reorganized as a private company.  The reduction in exercise price depends upon the amount of other consideration, if any, received by the warrant holders in the reorganization and how many years after the Business Combination a reorganization is consummated.  Generally, the reduction in exercise price would be between $6.00 and $9.00 assuming no additional consideration was received.  Because of this provision, all warrants are being accounted for as a derivative liability in accordance with ASC 815-40, Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity.

The fair value of the warrants as of March 31, 2013 was $4.1 million.  The valuation of the registered warrants is a Level 1 measurement as the warrants are traded on the over-the-counter market.  Because RLJE has agreed not to exercise its redemption right pertaining to the Sponsor warrants and because the unregistered warrants have a discounted fair value as compared to the registered warrants, the valuation of the other warrants is a Level 3 measurement.  The decrease in the fair value of the warrants at March 31, 2013 of $204,000 was included as a component of other income.

Note 9.
Fair Value Measurements.

Successor

The following table represents RLJE’s fair value hierarchy for its financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2013.

(In thousands)
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
                         
Warrant liability – March 31, 2013
  $ (2,630 )   $     $ (1,490 )   $ (4,120 )

The following table includes a rollforward of amounts for the period ended March 31, 2013 for liabilities classified within Level 1 and Level 3.

(In thousands)
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
                         
Warrant liability – December 31, 2012
  $ (2,755 )   $     $ (1,569 )   $ (4,324 )
Change in fair value of warrant liability
    125             79       204  
Warrant liability – March 31, 2013
  $ (2,630 )   $     $ (1,490 )   $ (4,120 )
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

We have warrants outstanding to purchase 21,041,667 shares of our common stock, which are recorded at fair value on the condensed consolidated balance sheet.

When events and circumstances indicate that an investment in a film and television program is impaired, we determine the fair value of the investment; and if the fair value is less than the carrying amount, we recognize additional amortization expense equal to the excess.  Our nonrecurring fair value measurement information of assets and liabilities at March 31, 2013 is classified in the table below:

(In thousands)
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
   
Loss
 
                               
Investment in film and television
  $     $     $ 1,221     $ 1,221     $ 608  

During the period ended March 31, 2013, royalty and distribution fee advances with a carrying amount of $1,829,000 were written down to their fair value.  In determining the fair value of our acquired and produced content, we employ a discounted cash flows ("DCF") methodology with assumptions for cash flows. Key inputs employed in the DCF methodology include estimates of a film's ultimate revenue and costs as well as a discount rate. The discount rate utilized in the DCF analysis is based on our weighted average cost of capital plus a risk premium representing the risk associated with producing a particular film or television program. As the primary determination of fair value is determined using a DCF model, the resulting fair value is considered a Level 3 measurement.

Predecessor

The following table represents Predecessor’s fair value hierarchy for its financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of and for the period ended March 31, 2012.

(In thousands)
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
                         
Interest rate derivative – December 31, 2011
  $     $ (36 )   $     $ (36 )
Change in fair value of interest rate derivative
            (4 )             (4 )
Interest rate derivative – March 31, 2012
  $     $ (40 )   $     $ (40 )

During the period ended March 31, 2012, royalty and distribution fee advances with a carrying amount of $698,000were written down to their fair value.  Our nonrecurring fair value measurement information of assets and liabilities at October 2, 2012 is classified in the table below:

(In thousands)
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
   
Loss
 
                               
Investment in film and television
  $     $     $ 268     $ 268     $ 430  

Note 10.
Net Income (Loss) per Common Share Data.

The following is a reconciliation of the numerators and denominators used in computing basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2013 (successor) and March 31, 2012 (predecessor):

   
Successor
   
Predecessor
 
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
2013
   
2012
 
Numerator – basic and diluted:
           
Net income (loss)
  $ (3,558 )   $ 842  
Less net income attributable to non-controlling interest
          (91 )
Net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders
    (3,558 )     751  
Less net loss applicable to restricted common shareholders
    10        
Net income (loss) applicable to unrestricted common shareholders
  $ (3,548 )   $ 751  
Unrestricted common shareholders - net income (loss) per share:
               
Net income (loss) – numerator
  $ (3,548 )   $ 751  
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic denominator
    13,340       1,023  
Effect of dilutive securities
          8  
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – diluted denominator
    13,340       1,031  
Net income (loss) per common share – unrestricted:
               
Basic
  $ (0.27 )   $ 0.73  
Diluted
  $ (0.27 )   $ 0.73  
Restricted common shareholders – net loss per share:
               
Net loss – numerator
  $ (10 )   $  
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted denominator
    38        
Net loss per common share – restricted:
               
Basic and diluted
  $ (0.27 )   $  
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
 
For the successor period, outstanding warrants to acquire 21,041,667 shares of common stock are not included in the computation of diluted net loss per common share as their effect would be anti-dilutive.

For the predecessor period, outstanding options to acquire 22,380 shares of common stock of Acorn Media are not included in the computation of diluted net income per share as their effect would be anti-dilutive.

Note 11.
Commitments and Contingencies.

In the normal course of business, we are subject to proceedings, lawsuits and other claims, including proceedings under government laws and regulations relating to employment and tax matters.  While it is not possible to predict the outcome of these matters, the opinion of management is, based on consultations with legal counsel, that the ultimate disposition of known proceedings will not have a material adverse impact on our financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

Note 12.
Related Party Transactions.

All of ACL’s staff are employed by APL.  ACL was charged overhead and personnel costs for the periods ended March 31, 2013 (successor) of approximately $450,000.  Amounts were recorded as a reduction in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.

ACL paid dividends to APL of $1,811,000 and $1,006,000 during the periods ended March 31, 2013 (successor) and March 31, 2012 (predecessor), respectively.  Dividends received were recorded as a reduction to the  ACL investment account.

On February 29, 2012, certain shareholders of the Predecessor lent $2.7 million to the Predecessor in connection with the purchase of a 64% ownership interest in ACL (see “Note 7. Debt” above for further discussion).

We recognized foreign currency gains and losses as a component of other income (expense) on amounts Acorn Media lent to APL as APL will repay the amounts lent based on its available cash.  During the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, we recognized a loss of $1.4 million and a gain of $164,000, respectively.

Note 13.
Subsequent Events.

We have performed an evaluation of subsequent events through the date we issued these financial statements.

John W. Hyde, the Company’s President, Global and Strategic Development and member of the Board of Directors, resigned from his position effective April 23, 2013.
 
Additionally, we reduced our headcount by another 13 employees during April 2013.  As a result, we incurred a severance obligation of approximately $581,000, which will generally be paid during 2013.  The severance obligation will be recognized during the second quarter of 2013.

As of May 14, 2013, we have repaid approximately $8.0 million of debt borrowed under the Facility pertaining to the production of season 8 of Foyle’s War.
 
 
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Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements of our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions.  As described at the beginning of this Quarterly Report under the heading “Forward-Looking Statements,” our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements.  Factors that could contribute to such differences include those discussed elsewhere in this Quarterly Report under the heading “Forward-Looking Statements.”  You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this Quarterly Report.  Except as may be required under federal law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur

You should read the following discussion and analysis in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related footnotes included in Item 1 of this Quarterly Report and with our audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, and with the information under the headings entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Overview

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (or RLJE) is a leading global entertainment company with a strong presence in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia and strategic sublicense and distribution relationships covering Europe, Asia and Latin America.  RLJE was incorporated in Nevada in April 2012 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of RLJ Acquisition, Inc. (or RLJA), a special purpose acquisition company.  On October 3, 2012, the business combination of RLJE, Image Entertainment, Inc. (or Image) and Acorn Media Group, Inc. (or Acorn Media) was completed, which is referred to herein as the “Business Combination.”  Acorn Media includes its subsidiaries Acorn Media UK Limited (or Acorn UK), Acorn Media Australia Pty Ltd. (or Acorn Australia) and Acorn Productions Limited (or APL).  In February 2012, Acorn Media acquired a 64% ownership of Agatha Christie Limited (or ACL).  References to Image include its wholly-owned subsidiary Image/Madacy Home Entertainment, LLC.  “We,” “our” or “us” refers to RLJ Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries for periods following the Business Combination and Acorn Media Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries for periods prior to the Business Combination, unless otherwise noted.

We engage in motion picture and television programming distribution, urban programming distribution, select British drama co-production, broadcast and digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales.  Our principal executive offices are located in Silver Spring, Maryland, with additional U.S. locations in Chatsworth, California, and Stillwater, Minnesota, and international locations in London, England and Sydney, Australia.

We market our products through a multi-channel strategy encompassing (1) the development and licensing of original program offerings through our wholly-owned subsidiary, APL, and our majority-owned subsidiary, ACL, as well as our our fitness offerings; (2) wholesale distribution through retail partners covering brick and mortar establishments, digital, broadcast and cable partners; and (3) a strong direct-to-consumer presence in the United States and United Kingdom through traditional catalog and e-commerce offerings.

APL manages our British drama co-productions, including the intellectual property rights owned by ACL and all revenues associated with those rights.  ACL is home to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile and also includes other stories featuring the iconic sleuths Poirot and Miss Marple.  The Agatha Christie library includes approximately 80 novels and short story collections and 19 plays.

RLJE’s wholesale business is distributed through major retailers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, including, among others, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Costco, Barnes & Noble, Netflix, BET, Showtime, DirectTV, Roku and Hulu.  RLJE has a catalog of owned and long-term licensed products in excess of 5,300 titles, segmented into genre-based program lines such as Acorn (British drama/mystery), Agatha Christie (British mysteries based upon Agatha Christie’s written works), Image (independent feature films, stand-up comedy), One Village (urban), Acacia (fitness), Slingshot Pictures (faith), Athena (educational), Criterion (art films) and Madacy (uniquely packaged collections of historical footage/documentaries).
 
 
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The direct-to-consumer segment is further enhanced by the continued roll-out of digital channels, such as subscription-based Acorn TV and planned near-term subscription extensions within the U.S. urban and faith/lifestyle markets.  These premiere enhanced digital channels engage distinct audiences with unique programming that appeals to their individual interests.
 
Results of Operations

Our unaudited consolidated financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2013, should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto and the section entitled “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on April 10, 2013.

The financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 reflect the operating activities of RLJE and its subsidiaries (referred to as the “successor” period).  The results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 reflect the operations of Acorn Media and its subsidiaries (referred to as the “predecessor” period).  Results for the 2012 predecessor period are not indicative of, or comparable to, results for the 2013 successor period.  A proforma presentation of 2012 first quarter results is provided in “Item 1. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data – Note 3. Business Combination.”

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the successor period were $40.3 million, an increase of $20.7 million, or 106%, as compared to the predecessor period was primarily due to Image Entertainment activities ($13.8 million) and the release of Foyle’s War 8 by RLJE ($7.6 million).

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the successor period was $12.6 million, an increase of $3.1 million, or 32%, as compared to the predecessor period.  The increase in margin was a direct result of the higher revenues offset, in part, by high amortization of film library costs.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the successor period were $13.1 million, an increase of $4.6 million, or 54%, as compared to the predecessor period.  The increase in costs was primarily related to the inclusion of Image infrastructure costs included in the current year results and higher severance costs offset, in part, by high transaction costs in 2012.

Interest Expense

   
Three Months Ended
       
(in thousands)
 
March 31, 2013
   
March 31, 2012
   
% Change
 
   
(Successor)
   
(Predecessor)
       
Noncash interest expense
  $ 584     $       100  
Interest expense, net of interest income
    1,542       157       882  
Interest expense, net
  $ 2,126     $ 157       1254  
                         
As a percentage of net  revenues
    5.3 %     1.0 %     4.3 %

Interest expense, net, for the successor period was $2.1 million as compared $0.2 million for the predecessor period primarily due to interest costs associated with the financing of the Business Combination.

Other Income (Expenses)

Total other income (expenses) for the successor period of $1,077,000 was unfavorable compared to the $183,000 of income in the predecessor period primarily due to currency exchange losses related to an dollar-denominated intercompany payable related to the acquisition of 64% of Agatha Christie Limited.
 
 
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Income Taxes

We recorded income tax expense of approximately $426,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 (successor), compared to $187,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 (predecessor).  For the periods presented, we used an estimated effective tax rate of approximately 24% applied to our U.K. sourced pre-tax income.  We are also providing a tax provision of $100,000 for each quarter during 2013 related to our U.S. operations.

Subsequent Events

John W. Hyde, the Company’s President, Global and Strategic Development and member of the Board of Directors, resigned from his position effective April 23, 2013.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At March 31, 2013, the Company’s Cash and cash equivalents was approximately $2.4 million and unused amounts under the revolving credit facility was $798,000.  As of December 31, 2012, the Predecessor’s Cash and cash equivalents was approximately $4.7 million and $7.4 million was available under the Predecessor’s revolving credit facility.  During the quarter ended March 31, 2013, liquidity deteriorated for the following reasons:

 
·
The business is seasonal and the quarter ended March 31st is historically the lowest in terms of revenues and operating profits;
 
 
·
Accounts receivable increased by approximately $7.2 million due to the release of Season 8 of Foyle’s War and the timing of collections from Sony.  These receivables were collected as of May 14, 2013; and
 
 
·
There was an increase in investments in film and television programs of approximately $6.0 million and the Company paid down accounts payable and accrued liabilities of approximately $4.7 million

The cash used in operating activities during the first quarter of 2013 was provided by our cash reserves as of December 31, 2012 and cash provided by investing activities and financing activities.  During the first quarter of 2013, significant factors affecting cash used in investing and financing activities were:
 
 
·
dividends received from ACL ($1.8 million);
 
 
·
net borrowing under our revolving credit facility ($6.6 million);
 
 
·
repayment of long-term debt ($1.0 million).

As of May 14, 2013, our investment in accounts receivable has decreased and the cash provided has been used to repay approximately $8.0 million of debt related to the Foyle’s War facility.

Capital Resources

Cash.  As of March 31, 2013, we had cash of $2.4 million, as compared to $4.7 million as of December 31, 2012.

Borrowing Availability.  At March 31, 2013, our borrowing availability was $798,000.

Revolving Credit Facility.  On October 3, 2012, we entered into a Credit Agreement (the Credit Facility) with certain lenders, SunTrust, as Administrative Agent, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., as Lead Arranger and Bookrunner.  The Credit Facility includes a five-year $15.0 million revolving credit facility and three tranches of term loans totaling $55.0 million with final maturities ranging from five to five and one-half years, at interest rates ranging from prime rate plus 5% to 6.25% or LIBOR plus 6% to 7.25%, plus an additional 3% per annum paid in kind on the last $15.0 million of the facilities. The obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by a lien on substantially all of our assets, pursuant to the Pledge and Security Agreement, dated as of October 3, 2012.
 
 
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We were in compliance with all financial and operating covenants under the Credit Facility at March 31, 2013.  These covenants are measured at various times through-out the year, and while we believe we will be in compliance with all financial and operating covenants at those dates, there can be no assurance that we will continue to be in compliance.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We currently do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

Critical Accounting Policies and Procedures

There have been no significant changes in the critical accounting policies disclosed in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on April 10, 2013.

Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

Not applicable.
 
 
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Item 4.
Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

The term “disclosure controls and procedures” is defined in Rules 13(a)-15(e) and 15(d)-15(e) of the Exchange Act. “Disclosure controls and procedures” refer to the controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission's rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by an issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the company's management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

We have evaluated, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the effectiveness of our system of disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report.  Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

As required by Rule 13a-15(d) of the Exchange Act, we have evaluated, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, whether any changes occurred to our internal control over financial reporting during the period covered by this Quarterly Report that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. Based on that evaluation, there have been no such changes during the period covered by this Quarterly Report.
 
 
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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.
Legal Proceedings.

In the normal course of business, we are subject to proceedings, lawsuits and other claims, including proceedings under government laws and regulations relating to employment and tax matters.  While it is not possible to predict the outcome of these matters, it is the opinion of management, based on consultations with legal counsel, that the ultimate disposition of known proceedings will not have a material adverse impact on our financial position, results of operations or liquidity.

Item 1A.

Our results of operations and financial condition are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on April 10, 2013.  You should carefully consider these risk factors in conjunction with the other information contained in this Quarterly Report.  Should any of these risks materialize, our business, financial condition and future prospects could be negatively impacted.  As of March 31, 2013, there have been no material changes to the risk factors set forth in that Form 10-K.

Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

None.

Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

None.

Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not applicable.

Item 5.

None.
 
 
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Item 6.
Exhibits.

 
10.1*
Separation Agreement, dated as of February 22, 2013, by and between Ted Green, Image Entertainment, Inc. and RLJ Entertainment, Inc.

 
31.1*
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Executive Officer.

 
31.2*
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Financial Officer.

 
32.1*
Section 1350 Certification of Chief Executive Officer.

 
32.2*
Section 1350 Certification of Chief Financial Officer.

 
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document

 
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

 
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

 
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

 
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
 

 
 
*
Filed herewith.
 
Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.

 
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

   
RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
       
Date:
May 15, 2013
By:
/S/ MIGUEL PENELLA
     
Miguel Penella
     
Chief Executive Officer
     
(Principal Executive Officer)
       
Date:
May 15, 2013
By:
/S/ JOHN P. AVAGLIANO
     
John P. Avagliano
     
Chief Financial Officer
     
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
 
 
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EXHIBIT INDEX

 
Separation Agreement, dated as of February 22, 2013, by and between Ted Green, Image Entertainment, Inc. and RLJ Entertainment, Inc.

 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Executive Officer.

 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Financial Officer.

 
Section 1350 Certification of Chief Executive Officer.

 
Section 1350 Certification of Chief Financial Officer.

 
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document

 
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

 
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

 
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

 
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document


 
 
*
Filed herewith.
 
Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.
 
 
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