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Shares15 P/E-10
MCap71 P/FCF-13
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RLJE 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1. Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
Note 2. Segment Information
Note 3. Equity Earnings in Affiliate
Note 4. Accounts Receivable
Note 5. Inventories
Note 6. Investments in Content
Note 7. Debt
Note 8. Equity
Note 9. Stock Warrants
Note 10. Fair Value Measurements
Note 11. Net Loss per Common Share Data
Note 12. Commitments and Contingencies
Note 13. Related Party Transactions
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
EX-31.1 ex31_1.htm
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RLJ Entertainment Earnings 2014-03-31

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 3-31-2014

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

 
FORM 10-Q
 

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

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014.
 
¨ 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)

None
(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

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Large accelerated filer  £
Accelerated filer  £
Non- accelerated filer  £
Smaller reporting company  R
 
 
(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 April 29, 2014:  13,724,756
 



RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q
 
PART I.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a)
4
 
 
 
 
 
(b)
5
 
 
 
 
 
(c)
6
 
 
 
 
 
(d)
7
 
 
 
 
 
(e)
8
 
 
 
 
 
(f)
9
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
22
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
31
 
 
 
 
Item 4.
32
 
 
 
 
PART II.
OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
33
 
 
 
 
Item 1A.
33
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
33
 
 
 
 
Item 6.
34
 
 
 
 
 
 
35
 
2

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2014 (or Quarterly Report), includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  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 financial performance, including our ability to achieve revenue growth, gross margins, realize synergies, and earnings before income tax, depreciation, amortization, cash investment in content, interest expense, transaction and severance costs, warrants and stock-based compensation (or Adjusted EBITDA);
§ Our ability to make scheduled payments or to refinance our debt obligations;
§ Our ability to satisfy financial ratios;
§ Our ability to fund planned capital expenditures and development efforts;
§ Our inability to gauge and predict the commercial success of our programming;
§ Our ability to estimate sales returns;
§ 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;
§ Delays in the release of new titles or other content;
§ The effects of disruptions in our supply chain;
§ The loss of key personnel;
§ Our public securities’ limited liquidity and trading; or
§ Our ability to continue to meet the NASDAQ Capital Market continuing listing standards.

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 March 19, 2014.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013

 
(In thousands, except share data)
 
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
ASSETS
 
   
 
Cash
 
$
4,972
   
$
7,674
 
Accounts receivable, net
   
10,686
     
20,324
 
Inventories, net
   
15,021
     
15,589
 
Investments in content, net
   
89,604
     
81,641
 
Prepaid expenses and other assets
   
3,451
     
2,527
 
Property, equipment and improvements, net
   
2,238
     
1,759
 
Equity investment in affiliates
   
24,625
     
25,233
 
Other intangible assets
   
18,465
     
19,651
 
Goodwill
   
47,066
     
47,066
 
Total assets
 
$
216,128
   
$
221,464
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
               
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
 
$
24,923
   
$
32,331
 
Accrued royalties and distribution fees
   
48,790
     
43,309
 
Deferred revenue
   
3,583
     
4,402
 
Debt, net of discount
   
83,095
     
77,558
 
Deferred tax liability
   
1,814
     
1,814
 
Stock warrant liability
   
5,923
     
4,123
 
Total liabilities
   
168,128
     
163,537
 
Equity:
               
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 250 million shares authorized, 13,724,756 and 13,700,862  shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively
   
13
     
13
 
Additional paid-in capital
   
86,973
     
86,938
 
Accumulated deficit
   
(39,405
)
   
(29,334
)
Accumulated other comprehensive income
   
419
     
310
 
Total equity
   
48,000
     
57,927
 
Total liabilities and equity
 
$
216,128
   
$
221,464
 
 
 
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, 2014 and 2013
 

 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
 
   
 
Revenues
 
$
30,272
   
$
40,306
 
Cost of sales
   
24,204
     
27,736
 
Gross profit
   
6,068
     
12,570
 
 
               
Selling expenses
   
5,773
     
6,047
 
General and administrative expenses
   
5,163
     
5,674
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
1,523
     
1,427
 
Total selling, general and administrative expenses
   
12,459
     
13,148
 
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS
   
(6,391
)
   
(578
)
 
               
Equity earnings of affiliates
   
305
     
649
 
Interest expense, net
   
(2,000
)
   
(2,126
)
Other expense
   
(1,677
)
   
(1,077
)
LOSS BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES
   
(9,763
)
   
(3,132
)
Provision for income taxes
   
(308
)
   
(426
)
NET LOSS
 
$
(10,071
)
 
$
(3,558
)
Net loss per common share:
               
               
Basic and diluted
 
$
(0.81
)
 
$
(0.29
)
               
Weighted average shares outstanding:
               
Basic and diluted
   
12,454
     
12,442
 
 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014 and 2013
 

 
 
 
For The Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
 
   
 
Net loss
 
$
(10,071
)
 
$
(3,558
)
Other comprehensive income (loss):
               
Foreign currency translation gain (loss)
   
109
     
(681
)
Total comprehensive loss
 
$
(9,962
)
 
$
(4,239
)

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

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014 and 2013

 
 
 
Common Stock
   
   
   
   
 
(In thousands)
 
Shares
   
Par
Value
   
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   
Accumu-
lated
Deficit
   
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
   
Total
Equity
 
Balance at January 1, 2014
   
13,701
   
$
13
   
$
86,938
   
$
(29,334
)
 
$
310
   
$
57,927
 
Issuance of restricted common stock for services
   
90
     
     
     
     
     
 
Forfeiture of restricted common stock
   
(66
)
   
     
     
     
     
 
Stock-based compensation
   
     
     
35
     
     
     
35
 
Foreign currency translation
   
     
     
     
     
109
     
109
 
Net loss
   
     
     
     
(10,071
)
   
     
(10,071
)
Balance at March 31, 2014
   
13,725
   
$
13
   
$
86,973
   
$
(39,405
)
 
$
419
   
$
48,000
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock
   
   
   
   
 
(In thousands)
 
Shares
   
Par
Value
   
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   
Retained
Earnings
(Deficit)
   
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
(Loss)
   
Total
Equity
 
Balance at January 1, 2013
   
13,378
   
$
13
   
$
86,133
   
$
1,743
   
$
155
   
$
88,044
 
Stock-based compensation
   
     
     
74
     
     
     
74
 
Foreign currency translation
   
     
     
     
     
(681
)
   
(681
)
Net loss
   
     
     
     
(3,558
)
   
     
(3,558
)
Balance at March 31, 2013
   
13,378
   
$
13
   
$
86,207
   
$
(1,815
)
 
$
(526
)
 
$
83,879
 
 
 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

7

RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014 and 2013

 
(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
   
 
Net loss
 
$
(10,071
)
 
$
(3,558
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash:
               
Equity earnings in affiliates
   
(305
)
   
(649
)
Amortization of content, including impairments
   
14,173
     
17,269
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
1,523
     
1,427
 
Foreign currency exchange (gain) loss
   
(156
)
   
1,361
 
Fair value adjustment of stock warrant liability
   
1,800
     
(204
)
Noncash interest expense
   
441
     
584
 
Stock-based compensation expense
   
35
     
74
 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts receivable, net
   
9,663
     
(7,139
)
Inventories, net
   
576
     
1,219
 
Investments in content, net
   
(16,490
)
   
(14,462
)
Prepaid expenses and other assets
   
(922
)
   
(206
)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
   
(7,437
)
   
(5,779
)
Deferred revenue
   
(822
)
   
196
 
Net cash used in operating activities
   
(7,992
)
   
(9,867
)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
               
Capital expenditures
   
(812
)
   
(23
)
Dividends received from affiliate
   
1,054
     
1,811
 
Net cash provided by investing activities
   
242
     
1,788
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
               
Borrowings under revolving credit facility
   
     
8,100
 
Repayments of borrowings under revolving credit facility
   
     
(1,500
)
Proceeds from debt
   
9,032
     
 
Repayment of debt
   
(4,000
)
   
(1,000
)
Proceeds from issuance of subordinated debt
   
     
191
 
Net cash provided by financing activities
   
5,032
     
5,791
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
   
16
     
(98
)
NET DECREASE IN CASH:
   
(2,702
)
   
(2,386
)
Cash at beginning of period
   
7,674
     
4,739
 
Cash at end of period
 
$
4,972
   
$
2,353
 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
               
Cash paid during the period for:
               
Interest
 
$
1,402
   
$
1,332
 
Income taxes
 
$
23
   
$
218
 
 
 
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

NOTE 1.
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Description of Business

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (or RLJE) is a company with a direct presence in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia and sublicense and distribution relationships covering Europe, Asia and Latin America.  RLJE was incorporated in Nevada in April 2012.  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 RLJ Entertainment International Limited (or RLJE U.K.), Acorn Media Australia Pty Ltd. (or RLJE Australia) and RLJ Entertainment Limited (or RLJE Limited).  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 consolidated subsidiaries, unless otherwise noted. Our principal executive offices are located in Silver Spring, Maryland, with additional U.S. locations in Woodland Hills, California, and Stillwater, Minnesota, and international locations in London, England and Sydney, Australia.

We acquire content rights in various categories including, British episodic mystery and drama, urban programming, and full-length independent motion pictures.  Through long-term exclusive agreements, we license rights to third-party programs.  We also develop, produce, and own original programming through our wholly-owned subsidiary, RLJE Limited, and our majority-owned subsidiary, ACL, in addition to fitness titles through our Acacia brand.  Our owned content includes Foyle’s War made-for-TV films, multiple fitness/wellness titles, and through our 64% ownership of ACL, the works of Agatha Christie.

We exploit our products through a multi-channel strategy encompassing (1) the licensing of original drama and mystery content managed and developed through our wholly-owned subsidiary, RLJE Limited, and our majority-owned subsidiary, ACL, (IP Licensing segment) as well as our fitness offerings; (2) wholesale exploitation through partners covering broadcast/cable, digital, online, and brick and mortar outlets (Wholesale segment); and (3)  direct relations with consumers via proprietary e-commerce, catalog, and subscription-based video on demand (or SVOD) channels (Direct-to-Consumer segment).

Our wholesale partners are broadcast, digital outlets and major retailers in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, including, among others, DirectTV, Showtime, BET, PBS, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Walmart, Target, Costco, Barnes & Noble, HMV and iTunes.

Our Direct-to-Consumer segment includes the sale of video content and complementary merchandise directly to consumers through proprietary e-commerce websites and catalogs and our proprietary SVOD channels, Acorn TV and Acacia TV, which was launched in January 2014.  We also plan to develop other audience based premium SVOD channels.  We plan to launch another SVOD channel focused on urban content later in 2014.
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Our management views the operations of the company based on these three distinctive reporting segments: (1) IP Licensing; (2) Wholesale; and (3) Direct-to-Consumer.  Operations and net assets that are not associated with any of these stated segments are reported as “Corporate” when disclosing and discussing segment information.  The IP Licensing segment includes intellectual property rights that we own or create and then sublicense for exploitation worldwide.  Our Wholesale and Direct-to-Consumer segments consist of the acquisition, content enhancement and worldwide exploitation of exclusive content in various formats, including broadcast (including cable and satellite), DVD, Blu-ray, digital, video-on-demand (or VOD), SVOD, downloading and sublicensing.  The Wholesale segment exploits content through third-party vendors such as DirectTV, Showtime, BET, Netflix, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Costco, while the Direct-to-Consumer segment exploits the same content and complementary merchandise directly to consumers through our proprietary e-commerce websites, mail-order catalogs and digitally streaming channels.

During the first quarter of 2014, we changed the names of a few of our subsidiaries.  A summary of the name changes are as follows:

Former Subsidiary Name
New Subsidiary Name
Acorn Productions Limited (or APL)
RLJ Entertainment Limited (or RLJE Limited)
Acorn Productions (UK) Limited
Acorn Productions Limited
Acorn Media UK Limited (or Acorn UK)
RLJ Entertainment International Limited (or RLJE U.K.)
 
 
Basis of Presentation

Unaudited Interim Financial Statements

The financial information presented in the accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2014 and for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 has been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (or U.S. GAAP) and with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (or SEC) instructions for interim financial reporting instructions for the Form 10-Q (or 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 U.S. GAAP for complete audited 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 with a disproportionate amount of sales occurring in the fourth quarter and other factors, including our content 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 March 19, 2014 (or the 2013 Form 10-K).  Note 2, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of our audited consolidated financial statements included in our 2013 Form 10-K contains a summary of our significant accounting policies.  As of March 31, 2014, no material changes to our significant accounting policies disclosed in our 2013 Form 10-K have been made.

Accounting and Reporting Pronouncements Adopted

Since the filing of our 2013 Form 10-K, there were no new accounting pronouncements adopted.
 
Earnings Per Share Presentation
 
For the quarter ended March 31, 2013, we changed our presentation of our earnings per share (“EPS”) by excluding our restricted common stock from the calculation, and as a result, we removed our two-class method presentation of EPS per ASC 260, Earnings Per Share.  This change was determined because our restricted common stock is not obligated to share in our reported net losses.  We also removed 898,438 founder shares from unrestricted common stock, as these shares may be forfeited in the future (see Note 8, Equity).  The unrestricted weighted average shares outstanding was reduced by 898,438 shares and the loss per share for unrestricted common stock increased to $(0.29) per share from $(0.27) per share.
 
Reclassifications

Some balances within our consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation. We reported depreciation and amortization as a separate line item within selling, general and administrative expenses; and certain balances (primarily amortization of content, including impairments; investments in content, net; and accrued royalties and accrued royalties and distribution fees) in the cash flow statement were reclassified within operating activities, which had no impact on net cash used in operating activities previously reported for the period.
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

NOTE 2.
SEGMENT INFORMATION

In accordance with the requirements of the Accounting Standards Codification (or ASC) 280, Segment Reporting, selected financial information regarding our reportable business segments, IP Licensing, Wholesale, 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 (or content) owned or created by us, other than certain fitness related content, that is licensed for exploitation worldwide. The IP Licensing segment includes our investment in ACL. Our Wholesale segment consists of the acquisition, content enhancement and worldwide exploitation of exclusive content in various formats, including DVD, Blu-ray, digital, broadcast (including cable and satellite), 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 channels.

Management currently evaluates segment performance based primarily on revenue, and operating income (loss), including earnings from ACL. Operating costs and expenses allocated below to Corporate include only those expenses incurred by us at the parent corporate level, which are not allocated to our reporting segments, and include costs associated with RLJE's corporate functions such as finance and accounting, human resources and our information technology departments.  Interest expense, other income (expense) and provision for income tax are evaluated by management on a consolidated basis and are not allocated to our reportable segments.
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The following tables summarize the segments for the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013:

(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
 
 
 
IP
Licensing
   
Wholesale
   
Direct-to-
Consumer
   
Corporate
   
Total
 
 
                   
Revenue
 
$
13
   
$
21,350
   
$
8,909
   
$
     
30,272
 
Operating costs and expenses
   
(183
)
   
(22,936
)
   
(9,376
)
   
(2,645
)
   
(35,140
)
Depreciation and amortization
   
(25
)
   
(665
)
   
(790
)
   
(43
)
   
(1,523
)
Share in ACL earnings
   
305
     
     
     
     
305
 
Segment contribution
 
$
110
   
$
(2,251
)
 
$
(1,257
)
 
$
(2,688
)
 
$
(6,086
)
 
 
(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2013
 
 
 
IP
Licensing
   
Wholesale
   
Direct-to-
Consumer
   
Corporate
   
Total
 
 
                   
Revenue
 
$
7,613
   
$
23,834
   
$
8,859
   
$
   
$
40,306
 
Operating costs and expenses
   
(6,461
)
   
(20,866
)
   
(9,424
)
   
(2,706
)
   
(39,457
)
Depreciation and amortization
   
(21
)
   
(493
)
   
(905
)
   
(8
)
   
(1,427
)
Share in ACL earnings
   
649
     
     
     
     
649
 
Segment contribution
 
$
1,780
   
$
2,475
 
 
$
(1,470
)
 
$
(2,714
)
 
$
71
 
 
Our Wholesale segment contribution for the three months ended March 31, 2014 includes:  (1) a loss of $3.1 million incurred during the sell-off period under a feature film output deal, which we terminated during the third quarter of 2013, (2) normal re-occuring impairments related to investments in content and inventories of $1.8 million and (3) normal re-occuring amortization related to the increase in carrying values from the Business Combination on our investments in content of $2.2 million.  The Business Combination’s amortization for investments in content is included in cost of sales.
 
During the quarter ended March 31, 2014, we completed the sell-off period under a terminated feature film output deal.  This terminated output deal is included in our Wholesale segment.  During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we received sales returns in excess of our prior estimates and actual period sales, resulting in negative net revenues of $1.1 million and negative gross margin of $3.1 million.  Based on the termination agreement, we are responsible for certain sales returns through July 2014.  In May 2014, we executed a settlement with the content supplier and agreed to pay $500,000 to satisfy all potential liabilities and activities from April through July 2014.  This settlement has been accrued for as of March 31, 2014.
 
Our Wholesale segment contribution for the three months ended March 31, 2013 includes:  (1) normal re-occuring impairments related to investments in content and inventories of $796,000 and (2) normal re-occuring amortization related to the increase in carrying values from the Business Combination on our investments in content of $1.5 million.  The Business Combination’s amortization for investments in content is included in cost of sales.

A reconciliation of total segment contribution to loss before provision for income taxes is as follows:

(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
Total segment contribution
 
$
(6,086
)
 
$
71
 
Interest expense
   
(2,000
)
   
(2,126
)
Other expenses
   
(1,677
)
   
(1,077
)
Loss before provision for income taxes
 
$
(9,763
)
 
$
(3,132
)
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
 
Total assets for each segment primarily include accounts receivable, inventory, and investments in content. The Corporate segment primarily includes assets not fully allocated to a segment including consolidated cash accounts, prepaid assets and fixed assets used across all segments.

Total assets by segment are as follows:

(In thousands)
 
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
IP Licensing
 
$
38,252
   
$
36,127
 
Wholesale
   
156,724
     
162,162
 
Direct-to-Consumer
   
15,884
     
15,964
 
Corporate
   
5,268
     
7,211
 
 
$
216,128
   
$
221,464
 
 
 
Goodwill by segment is as follows:

(In thousands)
 
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
Wholesale Distribution
 
$
44,230
   
$
44,230
 
Direct-to-Consumer
   
2,836
     
2,836
 
IP Licensing
   
     
 
 
$
47,066
   
$
47,066
 
 
 
NOTE 3.
EQUITY EARNINGS IN AFFILIATE

In February 2012, we acquired 64% of ACL’s outstanding stock.  We account for the investment in ACL using the equity method of accounting because (1) we are 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.

The following summarized financial information is derived from unaudited financial statements of ACL:

(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
Revenues
 
$
2,413
   
$
8,520
 
Film cost amortization
   
(645
)
   
(6,116
)
General, administrative and other expenses
   
(863
)
   
(700
)
Income from operations
   
905
     
1,704
 
Net income
 
$
707
   
$
1,228
 
 
 
ACL's functional currency is the British Pound. Amounts have been translated from British Pound to U.S. Dollar using the average exchange rate for the periods presented.  The above operating results of ACL do not include step-up basis amortization resulting from the Business Combination.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

NOTE 4.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

Accounts receivable are primarily derived from (1) the sales of physical content (DVDs) retailers and certain resellers, (2) direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, catalog and download-to-own sales of content and other merchandise, or both and (3) the licensing of content we license to broadcast, cable/satellite providers and digital subscription platforms like Acorn TV, Netflix and Amazon.  Our accounts receivable typically trends with retail seasonality.

(In thousands)
 
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
 
   
 
Wholesale
 
$
14,678
   
$
30,966
 
IP Licensing
   
99
     
 
Direct-to-Consumer
   
429
     
67
 
Accounts receivable before allowances and reserves
   
15,206
     
31,033
 
Less:  reserve for returns
   
(4,520
)
   
(10,690
)
Less:  allowance for doubtful accounts
   
     
(19
)
Accounts receivable, net
 
$
10,686
   
$
20,324
 
 
 
Wholesale receivables are primarily billed and collected by our U.S. and U.K. distribution partners and include certain adjustments for receivables previously settled.  Each quarter, our distribution partners preliminarily settle our wholesale receivables assuming timing lag on collections and an average return rate.  When actual returns differ from the amounts previously assumed when settling receivables, adjustments are made that give rise to payable and receivables between us and our distribution partners.  As of December 31, 2013, our distribution partners owed us $700,000 for receivables settled as of year-end.  As of March 31, 2014, we owed our distribution partners $6.2 million for receivables settled as of period end.  Because our distribution partners have the right to offset our obligation to repay any over advances due them against receivables that will be collected on our behalf in the future, any over advances are recorded against the Wholesale receivables.

NOTE 5.
INVENTORIES

Inventories are summarized as follows:

(In thousands)
 
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
Packaged discs
 
$
10,900
   
$
12,819
 
Packaging materials
   
1,791
     
394
 
Other merchandise (1)
   
2,330
     
2,376
 
Inventories, net
 
$
15,021
   
$
15,589
 
 
(1) Other merchandise primarily consists of gifts, jewelry, and home accents purchased from third parties.

During the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, we incurred impairment charges associated with our inventories due to adjustments for lower of cost or market valuation, shrinkage, and excess and obsolescence.  Impairment charges for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 were $670,000 and $189,000, respectively, and are included in the cost of sales.
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

NOTE 6.
INVESTMENTS IN CONTENT

 
 
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
Released
 
$
69,915
   
$
66,527
 
Completed, not released
   
7,790
     
10,387
 
In-production
   
11,899
     
4,727
 
Investments in content, net
 
$
89,604
   
$
81,641
 
 
 
Investments in content are stated at the lower of unamortized cost or estimated fair value. The valuation of investments in content is reviewed on a title-by-title basis when an event or change in circumstances indicates that the fair value of content is less than its unamortized cost.  For the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, impairment charges were $1.1 million and $607,000, respectively, and are included in the cost of sales.

In determining the fair value of content (Note 10, Fair Value Measurements) for impairments, we employ a discounted cash flows (DCF) methodology with assumptions for cash flows. Key inputs employed in the DCF methodology include estimates of ultimate revenue and costs as well as a discount rate. The discount rate utilized in the DCF analysis is based on a market participant's weighted average cost of capital plus a risk premium representing the risk associated with producing a particular type of content.

NOTE 7.
DEBT

Debt consists of the following:
 
(In thousands)
Maturity
Interest
 
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
Date
Rate
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
           
Revolving credit facility
October 3, 2017
Prime + 5% or LIBOR + 6%
 
$
14,949
   
$
14,949
 
 
                   
Senior term notes:
                 
Term loan – A
October 3, 2017
Prime or LIBOR + 4.5% - 5.5%
   
17,976
     
20,476
 
Term loan – B
April 3, 2018
Prime or LIBOR + 6.25% - 7.25%
   
10,787
     
12,287
 
Term loan – C
April 3, 2018
Prime or LIBOR + 9.25% - 10.25%
   
15,640
     
15,517
 
Principal balance outstanding
     
44,403
     
48,280
 
Less: debt discount
     
(1,689
)
   
(2,007
)
Total senior-term notes
     
42,714
     
46,273
 
 
                   
Subordinated notes payable to prior Image shareholders
October 3, 2018
12%
   
15,042
     
15,042
 
Subordinated production loan - Foyle's War
November 8, 2014
LIBOR + 2.15%
   
10,390
     
1,294
 
Debt, net of discount
 
$
83,095
   
$
77,558
 
 
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Credit Facility

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 $15.0 million revolving credit facility and three tranches of senior term loans totaling $55.0 million.  The obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by a lien on substantially all of the Borrowers’ assets.  On November 6, 2013, we entered into the Second Amendment with respect to the Credit Facility which increased the Credit Facility’s maximum permitted Leverage Ratios (as defined in the Credit Facility) through December 31, 2014.  At March 31, 2014, we are in compliance with all of the leverage ratios required by the Credit Facility.

As of March 31, 2014, we had borrowings outstanding of approximately $14.9 million under the revolving facility and there was no borrowing capacity under the revolving facility.

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.

On December 10, 2012, RLJE entered into a forward interest rate cap agreement that effectively caps the LIBOR rate of interest at 1.25%.  The interest rate cap has a notional amount of $30.0 million and has a maturity date of November 30, 2014.  In 2012, we paid a one-time fixed fee of $23,000 for this rate cap agreement. The fair value of this interest rate cap agreement is de-minimus.

Future minimum principal payments under the Credit Facility as of March 31, 2014 are as follows:

(In thousands)
     
Revolving
     
 
 
Senior Notes
   
Credit Facility
   
Total
 
 
           
2014
 
$
12,250
   
$
—.
   
$
12,250
 
2015
   
15,000
     
     
15,000
 
2016
   
1,513
     
     
1,513
 
2017
   
     
14,949
     
14,949
 
2018
   
15,640
     
     
15,640
 
 
 
$
44,403
   
$
14,949
   
$
59,352
 
 
 
Subordinated Notes Payable and Other Debt

Upon consummation of the Business Combination, we issued unsecured subordinated promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $14.8 million to the selling preferred stockholders of Image.  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.  At March 31, 2014, our principal balance due pursuant to these notes was $15.0 million.

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

In October 2013, we began our pre-production of the next franchise series of Foyle’s War.  Acorn Productions Limited, and Acorn Global Enterprises Ltd., both wholly-owned subsidiaries of RLJE Limited, entered into a cash advance facility (the FW9 Facility) with Coutts and Co., a U.K. based lender, for purposes of producing three ninety-minute television programs entitled “Foyle’s War Series 9.” The facility carries interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 2.15%.  Interest and repayment of advances received are due on or before November 8, 2014.  This facility is substantially secured by (i) executed license agreements whereby we have pre-sold certain broadcast and distribution rights and (ii) U.K. tax credits based on anticipated qualifying production expenditures.  The assets and intellectual property will become secured collateral of our Credit Facility once the Coutts loan is fully paid and settled.  At March 31, 2014, our principal balance due pursuant to these notes was $10.4 million.

NOTE 8.
EQUITY

Founder Shares

Included in our common shares outstanding are 898,438 shares held by certain founding shareholders as part of the initial public offering of RLJE.  These shares will be returned to the Company over a two-year period if certain stock price targets are not achieved.  As of March 31, 2014, all of the 898,438 common shares were outstanding.  We expect that 449,219 common shares will be forfeited in 2014 and the remainder of these common shares will be assessed for forfeiture in October 2014.

Stock Based Compensation

Compensation expense relating to the restricted stock awards for the periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 was $35,000 and $74,000, respectively, and is included in general and administrative expenses. During the three months ended March 31, 2014, 90,138 shares of restricted stock were granted and 66,244 shares of restricted stock were forfeited based upon the failure to achieve the 2013 performance criteria.  Of the 90,138 shares granted in 2014, 64,638 shares were granted to executive officers and directors and 25,500 shares were granted to other members of management.  The shares granted during 2014, were fair valued on the date of grant with a range of $4.60 - $5.01 per share, for a total value of approximately $417,000.  During the three months ended March 31, 2013, there were no stock grants.  A summary of the activity since December 31, 2013 is as follows:

(In thousands, except per share data)
               
 
Service Shares
   
Performance Shares
 
Restricted Stock-Based Compensation Award Activity
 
Shares
   
Weighted-
Average Grant
Date Fair
Value
   
Shares
   
Weighted-
Average Grant
Date Fair
Value
 
 
               
Nonvested shares at December 31, 2013
   
188
   
$
5.38
     
135
   
$
5.15
 
Granted
   
29
     
4.68
     
61
     
4.60
 
Vested
   
(50
)
   
5.55
     
     
 
Forfeited
   
     
     
(66
)
   
5.18
 
Nonvested shares at March 31, 2014
   
167
   
$
5.20
     
130
   
$
4.87
 
 
 
The restricted shares granted during the three months ended March 31, 2014, will vest and be expensed over a 13 month period for executive management and other management while the restricted shares granted to a director will vest in August 2014.  The vesting of restricted shares is subject to the achievement of certain service criteria, performance criteria, or both.  As of March 31, 2014, there is $592,000 of unamortized compensation that will vest solely on completion of future services over the next 27 months.  As of March 31, 2014, there is $531,000 of unamortized compensation that will vest based on achieving certain performance criteria through July 2016.
17

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

NOTE 9.
STOCK WARRANTS

RLJE had the following warrants outstanding:
 
 
 
March 31, 2014
 
(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
   
3.50 years
 
 
 
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.  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 or more per share for 20 out of 30 trading days. The warrants contain standard anti-dilution provisions.

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, 2014 was $5.9 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 certain warrants held by RLJ Acquisition LLC (or the Sponsor) 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 increase (decrease) in the fair value of the warrants for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 of $1.8 million and ($204,000), respectively, was included as a component of other income.

NOTE 10.
FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The following tables represent RLJE’s fair value hierarchy for its financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis:

(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2014
 
 
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
 
               
Warrant liability
 
$
3,758
   
$
   
$
2,165
   
$
5,923
 
 
                               
(In thousands)
 
December 31, 2013
 
 
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
 
                               
Warrant liability
 
$
2,630
   
$
   
$
1,493
   
$
4,123
 

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

The following tables includes a roll-forward of liabilities classified within Level 1 and Level 3:

(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
 
 
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
 
               
Warrant liability at December 31, 2013
 
$
2,630
   
$
   
$
1,493
   
$
4,123
 
Change in fair value of warrant liability
   
1,128
     
     
672
     
1,800
 
Warrant liability
 
$
3,758
   
$
   
$
2,165
   
$
5,923
 
 
 
(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2013
 
 
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
 
               
Warrant liability at December 31, 2012
 
$
2,755
   
$
   
$
1,569
   
$
4,324
 
Change in fair value of warrant liability
   
(125
)
   
     
(79
)
   
(204
)
Warrant liability
 
$
2,630
   
$
   
$
1,490
   
$
4,120
 
 
 
When events and circumstances indicate that investments in content are 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 of assets and liabilities is classified in the tables below:

(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
 
 
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
   
Loss
 
 
                   
Investments in content
 
$
   
$
   
$
1,521
   
$
1,521
   
$
1,119
 
 
 
(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2013
 
 
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
   
Loss
 
 
                   
Investments in content
 
$
   
$
   
$
1,221
   
$
1,221
   
$
607
 
 
 
During the three periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, the investments in content were written down by $1.1 million and $607,000, respectively, as a result of a change in fair value.  In determining the fair value, 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 a market participant's 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.
19

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

NOTE 11.
NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE DATA

The following is a reconciliation of the numerators and denominators used in computing basic and diluted net loss per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013:

(In thousands, except per share data)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
Numerator – basic and diluted:
       
Net loss
 
$
(10,071
)
 
$
(3,558
)
 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic
   
12,454
     
(12,442
)
Effect of dilutive securities
   
     
 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – diluted
   
12,454
     
(12,442
)
Net loss per common share –
               
Basic and diluted
 
$
(0.81
)
 
$
(0.29
)
 
We have outstanding warrants to acquire 21,041,667 shares of common stock that are not included in the computation of diluted net loss per common share as the effect would be anti-dilutive. As of March 31, 2014 and 2013 we have outstanding shares of approximately 1,195,000 and 936,000 shares, respectively, of restricted common stock, which includes 898,438 shares held by certain founding shareholders (See Note 8, Equity), that are not included in the computation of diluted net loss per share as the effect would be anti-dilutive.

NOTE 12.
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 internal and external 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. Accordingly, we record a charge to earnings based on the probability of settlement and determination of an estimated amount. These charges were not material to our results.

NOTE 13.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Equity Investments in Affiliates

All of ACL’s staff are employed by RLJE Limited.  ACL was charged overhead and personnel costs for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, of approximately $397,000 and $450,000, respectively.  Amounts were recorded as a reduction in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.

ACL paid dividends to RLJE Limited of $1.1 million and $1.8 million during the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.  Dividends received were recorded as a reduction to the ACL investment account.
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RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Foreign Currency

We recognize foreign currency gains and losses as a component of other expense on monies lent by Acorn Media to RLJE Limited and RLJE Australia.  As of March 31, 2014, Acorn Media had lent its U.K. subsidiaries approximately $17.0 million and its Australian subsidiary approximately $3.0 million.   Amounts lent will be repaid in U.S. dollars based on available cash. Movement in exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and the subsidiaries', function currencies (which are the British Sterling and the Australian Dollar) will result in foreign currency gains and losses. During the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, we recognized a gain of $156,000 and a loss of $1.4 million, respectively. 
 
The RLJ Companies, LLC

On June 27, 2013, The RLJ Companies, LLC (whose sole manager and voting member is the Chairman of our board of directors) purchased from one of our vendors $3.5 million of contract obligations that we owed to the vendor.  These obligations were payable by us to the vendor through September 5, 2013.  Pursuant to the purchase, The RLJ Companies, LLC has become the account creditor with respect to these accounts, but the accounts have not been otherwise modified, and the vendor continues to be the account creditor with respect to other outstanding accounts payable by us after September 5, 2013.  These purchased liabilities are included in accrued royalties and distribution fees in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

RLJ SPAC Acquisition, LLC

Mr. Robert L. Johnson through his company, RLJ SPAC Acquisition, LLC has announced his intention to purchase up to $2.0 million of our outstanding common stock from time to time over a 24-month period beginning June 19, 2013. Any purchases will be at the discretion of Lazard Capital Markets LLC in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions in compliance with applicable laws and regulations

All $2.0 million of Common Stock may or may not be purchased during such period.

The repurchases by RLJ SPAC Acquisition LLC during the quarter is reported in Part II, Other Information, Item 2, Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds of this Form 10-Q.

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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 global entertainment company with a direct presence in North America, the United Kingdom (or U.K.) and Australia and strategic sublicense and distribution relationships covering Europe, Asia and Latin America.  RLJE was incorporated in Nevada in April 2012.  On October 3, 2012, we completed the business combination of RLJE, Image Entertainment, Inc. (or Image) and Acorn Media Group, Inc. (or Acorn Media or Acorn), which is referred to herein as the “Business Combination.”  Acorn Media includes its subsidiaries RLJ Entertainment International Limited (or RLJE U.K.), RLJ Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd. (or RLJE Australia) and RLJ Entertainment Limited (or RLJE Limited).  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, unless otherwise noted.  Our principal executive offices are located in Silver Spring, Maryland, with additional U.S. locations in Woodland Hills, California, and Stillwater, Minnesota, and international locations in London, England and Sydney, Australia.

RLJE is a global media company for distinct, passionate audiences.  We strive to be a preferred source and destination for entertainment for a variety of distinct audiences with particular and special interests.  We acquire, develop and exploit television, film and other media content in complementary products agnostically across all platforms of distribution.  We actively manage all windows of exploitation to optimize the reach of our promotional efforts and maximize the value of our releases.

We acquire content rights in various categories, with particular focus on British episodic mystery and drama, urban programming, and full-length independent motion pictures.  Through long-term exclusive agreements, we license a wide set of rights to third-party programs.  We also develop, produce, and own original programming through our wholly-owned subsidiary, RLJE Limited, and our majority-owned subsidiary, ACL, in addition to fitness titles through our Acacia brand.  We have a total library of approximately 5,300 titles, segmented into genre-based brands such as Acorn (British drama and mystery television), Image (action, thriller and horror feature films and stand-up comedy), One Village (urban), Acacia (fitness), Athena (life-long learning documentaries) and Madacy (uniquely packaged collections of historical footage and films).  Our owned content includes 25 Foyle’s War made-for-TV films, multiple fitness/wellness titles, and through our 64% ownership of ACL, the vast majority of the works of Agatha Christie.  We exploit this content across multiple platforms, including broadcast and cable; digital distribution formats:  download-to-own, download-to-rental, subscription video on demand (or SVOD), free video on demand (or FVOD); DVD and Blu-ray retail and online ecommerce; and international licensing and sales.

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We exploit our products through a multi-channel strategy encompassing (1) the licensing of original drama and mystery content managed and developed through our wholly-owned subsidiary, RLJE Limited, and our majority-owned subsidiary, ACL, (IP Licensing segment); (2) wholesale exploitation through partners covering broadcast and cable, digital, online, and brick and mortar outlets (Wholesale segment); and (3) direct relations with consumers via proprietary e-commerce, catalog, and SVOD channels (Direct-to-Consumer segment).

RLJE Limited manages our British drama co-productions, including Foyle’s War, one of our most successful Acorn television series, and the intellectual property rights owned by ACL including all the TV/film and publishing revenues associated with those rights.  ACL is home to some of the world’s greatest works of mystery fiction, including Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile and includes all development rights to iconic sleuths such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.  The Agatha Christie library includes approximately 80 novels and short story collections, 19 plays and a film library of nearly 40 made-for-television films. ACL has also recently commissioned a new writer to expand the Agatha Christie library content with a new book title.

Our wholesale partners are broadcast, digital outlets and major retailers in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, including, among others, DirectTV, Showtime, BET, PBS, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Walmart, Target, Costco, Barnes & Noble, HMV and iTunes.  We work closely with our wholesale partners to outline and implement release and promotional campaigns customized to the different audiences we serve and the program genres we exploit.

Our Direct-to-Consumer segment includes the sale of video content and complementary merchandise directly to consumers through proprietary e-commerce websites and catalogs and our proprietary SVOD channels, Acorn TV and Acacia TV, which was launched in January 2014.  As of March 31, 2014, Acorn TV had approximately 75,000 subscribers.  In response to the strategic opportunity brought by the convergence of television and the internet, in 2014, we plan to invest in more exclusive and appealing content programming, greater marketing support and an expanded IT infra-structure for Acorn TV.  We also plan to develop other audience based premium SVOD channels.  We plan to launch another SVOD channel focused on urban content later in 2014.

RLJE’s management views our operations based on these three distinctive reporting segments: (1) IP Licensing; (2) Wholesale; and (3) Direct-to-Consumer.  Operations and net assets that are not associated with any of these stated segments are reported as “Corporate” when disclosing and discussing segment information.  The IP Licensing segment includes intellectual property rights that we own or create and then sub-license for exploitation worldwide.  Our Wholesale and Direct-to-Consumer segments consist of the acquisition, content enhancement and worldwide exploitation of exclusive content in various formats, including broadcast (which encompasses cable and satellite), DVD, Blu-ray, digital, video-on-demand (or VOD), streaming video, downloading and sublicensing.  The Wholesale segment exploits content through third-party vendors such as DirectTV, Showtime, BET, Netflix, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Costco, while the Direct-to-Consumer segment exploits the same content and complementary merchandise directly to consumers through our proprietary e-commerce websites, mail-order catalogs and digitally streaming channels.

During the first quarter of 2014, we changed the names of a few of our subsidiaries.  A summary of the name changes are as follows:

Former Subsidiary Name
New Subsidiary Name
Acorn Productions Limited (or APL)
RLJ Entertainment Limited (or RLJE Limited)
Acorn Productions (UK) Limited
Acorn Productions Limited
Acorn Media UK Limited (or Acorn UK)
RLJ Entertainment International Limited (or RLJE U.K.)
 
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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights and significant events for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:
 
§ Revenues declined by $10.0 million when comparing the three months ended March 31, 2014 to March 31, 2013, resulting primarily from the release date movement of our Foyle’s War franchise.  Foyle’s War 8 was released in the first quarter of 2013 compared to our planned release of Foyle’s War 9 in the third quarter of 2014.
 
§ Costs of goods sold (or COGS) decreased by $3.5 million from $27.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013 to $24.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014.
 
§ The Company completed the sell-off period in the current quarter of a terminated feature film output deal.
 
§ Selling, general and administrative expenses (or SG&A) declined $689,000 when comparing the three months ended March 31, 2014 to the same period in 2013.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Our unaudited consolidated financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 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 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 19, 2014 (or 2013 Form 10-K).

A summary of our results of operation for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, as disclosed in our consolidated financial statements in Item 1, Financial Statements, herein referred to as our “consolidated financial statements.”

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
 
   
 
Revenues
 
$
30,272
   
$
40,306
 
Costs of sales
   
24,204
     
27,736
 
Gross profit
   
6,068
     
12,570
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
   
12,459
     
13,148
 
Loss from operations
   
(6,361
)
   
(578
)
Equity earnings of affiliates
   
305
     
649
 
Interest expense, net
   
(2,000
)
   
(2,126
)
Other expense
   
(1,677
)
   
(1,077
)
Provision for income taxes
   
(308
)
   
(426
)
Net loss
 
$
(10,071
)
 
$
(3,558
)
 
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Revenue

A summary of net revenues by segment for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
IP Licensing
 
$
13
   
$
7,613
 
Wholesale
   
21,350
     
23,834
 
Direct-to-Consumer
   
8,909
     
8,859
 
Net revenues by segment
 
$
30,272
   
$
40,306
 
 
Revenue decreased $10.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to 2013.  The decrease in revenue for the first quarter 2014 was primarily driven by a decrease in revenues in our IP Licensing segment, which declined by $7.6 million.  During the three months ended March 31, 2013, Foyle’s War 8 was released and contributed the majority of the IP Licensing revenues for 2013.  Currently, Foyle’s War 9 is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2014.

In addition, the Wholesale segment’s revenues declined by $2.5 million when comparing the three months ended March 2014 to 2013. This decline is mostly attributed to a terminated feature film output deal, which was terminated in in the third quarter of 2013 and whose sell-off period ended on March 31, 2014.  During the current quarter, we received sales returns in excess of our prior estimates and actual period sales, resulting in negative net revenues of $1.1 million from the sale of this terminated content. The decline in revenues from this content output deal was positively offset by an increase in revenues in the broadcast and VOD sales of $1.3 million and an increase in revenues within our U.K. operations of $1.1 million when comparing the first quarter of 2014 to 2013, as well as lower than expected sales returns incurred during the quarter on our product that was sold outside the terminated feature film output deal.

We also experienced growth in our proprietary digital networks within the Direct-to-Consumer segment with revenues of $746,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to $180,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013.  As of March 31, 2014, the subscribers for Acorn TV have grown by 32.5% to approximately 75,000 subscribers since December 31, 2013.

Cost of Goods Sold (“COGS”)

A summary of COGS by segment for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
IP Licensing
 
$
33
   
$
6,091
 
Wholesale
   
19,118
     
16,117
 
Direct-to-Consumer
   
5,053
     
5,528
 
COGS by segment
 
$
24,204
   
$
27,736
 

 
COGS decreased by $3.5 million to $24.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, compared to the same period in 2013. The decrease in COGS is mostly attributed to a decline in the IP Licensing segment of $6.1 million due to the amortization of production costs incurred for Foyle’s War 8 that was released in the first quarter of 2013, offset by an increase in COGS in the Wholesale segment of $3.0 million.
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The Wholesale segment’s COGS increased during the three months ended March 31, 2014 when compared to 2013 because (1) our incremental revenues, which were in broadcast, VOD and our Wholesale segment within the U.K., drove increased COGS, while our decrease in revenues from a terminated feature film output deal did not result in a decrease in COGS, and (2) we recognized an increase in normal re-occurring impairments of investments in content and inventories.  During the current quarter, our decrease in Wholesale revenues was attributable to lower than expected revenues on content being sold under a terminated feature film output deal.  We recognized COGS of $2.0 million for this terminated feature film output deal during the current quarter, while at the same time we recognized negative revenues of $1.1 million.  Our normal re-occurring impairments for investments in content and inventories increased by $993,000 from $796,000 to $1.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Our gross margin decreased to 20.0% from 31.2% for the periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.  The decline in margin was due to the negative gross margins of $3.1 million realized during the sell-off period on a terminated feature film output deal, and increased impairments and write-downs of $993,000 for content investments and inventories.  Excluding these items, our gross margin would have been 32.2% for the three months ended March 31, 2014, which is an improvement when compared to the prior year period.

Also, during the quarters ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, we recognized step-up amortization on our investments in content of $2.2 million and $1.5 million, respectively.  Excluding this amortization and including the above adjustments for the gross margin loss incurred during the sell-off period and increased impairments, our gross margins would have been 39.4% and 37.0% as of March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses (“SG&A”)

A summary of SG&A expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
Selling expenses
 
$
5,773
   
$
6,047
 
General and administrative expenses
   
5,163
     
5,674
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
1,523
     
1,428
 
Total selling, general and administrative expenses
 
$
12,459
   
$
13,149
 
 
 
SG&A decreased by $689,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014, compared to the same period in 2013.  The decrease in SG&A is primarily related to the synergistic savings related to the combining of Acorn and Image legacy companies after the Business Combination.  During the three months ended March 31, 2013, $639,000 of severance charges were incurred as part of the synergistic savings while no severance costs were incurred during the three months ended March 31, 2014.

Loss from Operations

Loss from operations increased by $5.8 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014 versus the same period during the prior year.  The increase in loss from operations relates primarily to reduced revenues from Foyle’s War, reduced revenues and increased COGS related to the termination of a feature film output deal and the completion of the sell-off period in March 2014, and increased content impairment and inventory charges.  The details of these charges are discussed above and in the related footnotes to the consolidated financial statements.

Equity Earnings in Affiliates

Equity earnings in affiliates for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $305,000 as compared to $649,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2013.  The decrease in equity earnings in affiliates or ACL is mostly attributed to the release of the last Poirot television series and the Miss Marple television series in 2013 with no similar releases during the 2014 period.
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Other Expense

Other expense for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 was $1.7 million and $1.1 million, respectively.  The increase in expense of $600,000 was primarily due to an increase in the fair value of our warrant liability resulting in a $1.8 million charge for the three months ended March 31, 2014 versus a decrease in fair value of the warrant liability during the three months ended March 31, 2013 of $204,000.  The increase in the fair value of the warrants was directly related to the increase in price for the warrants traded during the period.  This increase in expense was partially offset by a gain in foreign currency.  For the three months ended March 31, 2014, we recognized a gain of $156,000 compared to a loss of $1.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013.  The foreign currency gains and losses are from the amounts lent to RLJE Limited and RLJ Australia, which have not been repaid to RLJE.

Income Taxes

We recorded income tax expense of $308,000 and $426,000 for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.  We provide income tax expense on pre-tax income from our consolidated U.K. subsidiaries at an effective tax rate of approximately 23%.  We are not providing a tax provision (benefit) on our U.S. and Australian operations as we have historically had and continue to provide a full valuation allowance on their net operating losses.

ADJUSTED EBITDA

We define “Adjusted EBITDA” as adjusted earnings before income tax, depreciation, amortization, cash investment in content, interest expense, transaction and severance costs, warrants and stock-based compensation.  Management believes Adjusted EBITDA to be a meaningful indicator of our performance that provides useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations because it removes material noncash items that allows investors to analyze the operating performance of the business using the same metric management uses. The exclusion of noncash items better reflects our ability to make investments in the business and meet obligations.  Presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure commonly used in the entertainment industry and by financial analysts and others who follow the industry to measure operating performance.  We use this measure to assess operating results and performance of its business, perform analytical comparisons, identify strategies to improve performance and allocate resources to its business segments. While management considers Adjusted EBITDA to be important measures of comparative operating performance, it should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, net income and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  Not all companies calculate Adjusted EBITDA in the same manner and the measure as presented may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures presented by other companies.
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The following table includes the reconciliation of our consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to consolidated U.S. GAAP net loss:

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
Net loss
 
$
(10,071
)
 
$
(3,558
)
 
               
Amortization of content
   
14,173
     
17,269
 
Cash investment in content
   
(16,490
)
   
(14,462
)
Depreciation and amortization
   
1,523
     
1,427
 
Interest expense
   
2,000
     
2,126
 
Provision for income tax
   
308
     
426
 
Transactions costs and severance
   
     
639
 
Warrant liability fair value adjustment
   
1,800
     
(204
)
Stock-based compensation
   
35
     
74
 
Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
(6,722
)
 
$
3,737
 
 
 
Adjusted EBITDA declined by $10.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.  The decline in Adjusted EBITDA is primarily attributable to (1) the timing of the release of our Foyle’s War franchise in the prior year versus the current year ($7.6 million), and (2) the negative gross margin recognized during the current quarter of approximately $3.1 million from the sell-off period from a terminated film content output deal. Our first quarter 2014 Adjusted EBITDA was slightly better than management’s expectations and we are on pace to deliver an improved Adjusted EBTIDA over 2013.

BALANCE SHEET ANALYSIS

Assets

Total assets at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, were $216.1 million and $221.5 million, respectively.  The decline of $5.3 million in assets is mostly attributed to depreciation and amortization primarily related to amortization on the step-up adjustments made in purchase accounting related to the Business Combination in investments in content and other intangible assets.

A summary of assets by segment is as follows:

(In thousands)
 
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
       
IP Licensing
 
$
38,252
   
$
36,127
 
Wholesale
   
156,724
     
162,162
 
Direct-to-Consumer
   
15,884
     
15,964
 
Corporate
   
5,268
     
7,211
 
 
 
$
216,128
   
$
221,464
 

 
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Liabilities and Equity

The increase in liabilities of $4.6 million to $168.1 million is due to the increase in debt related to the draws from the Foyle’s War 9 production loan of approximately $9.0 million offset by from repayments of principal on our Credit Facility of $4.0 million since December 31, 2013.   The decrease in equity of $9.9 million since December 31, 2013 is mostly attributed to the net loss of $10.1 million.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Liquidity
 
A summary of our cash flow activity is as follows:

(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
   
2013
 
 
 
   
 
 Net cash used in operating activities
 
$
(7,992
)
 
$
(9,867
)
 Net cash provided by investing activities
   
242
     
1,788
 
Net cash provided by financing activities
   
5,032
     
5,791
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
   
16
     
(98
)
     Net decrease in cash
   
(2,702
)
   
(2,386
)
Cash at beginning of period
   
7,674
     
4,739
 
Cash at end of period
 
$
4,972
   
$
2,353
 

At March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, our cash and cash equivalents was approximately $5.0 million and $7.7 million, respectively.  Our cash position in the quarter was impacted by the following:

§ In accordance with our Credit Facility’s second amendment as disclosed in our 2013 Form 10-K, we had accelerated principal payments of $4.0 million paid in March 2014 versus the $1.0 million in the original Credit Facility with $12.25 million remaining to be paid during 2014;
 
§ The legacy Image business had significant short-term vendor debts which were past due that we are in the process of paying off by making increased cash payments or modifying payment terms in the short term; and
 
§ The quarterly results are naturally affected by:  (a) the timing and release dates of key productions, (b) the seasonality of our Wholesale and Direct-to-Consumer business which are 32 – 35% weighted to the 4th quarter and (c) the company generally invests more cash on content during the first half of the year.

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, we incurred a net use of cash of $8.0 million resulting from our operating activities. The net use of cash was largely attributable management’s use of cash flow to payoff vendor trade payables. For the three months ended March 31, 2014, we paid approximately $7.4 million of vendor trade payables.

Going forward from March 31, 2014, we believe that our liquidity will be positively impacted by:
 
§ The profitability and excess cash flow generated in the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2014;
 
§ The full realization of approximately $8.0 million in synergy changes made during 2013 that will be realized in 2014;
 
§ Improved gross margin from the planned re-allocation of approximately $7.0 million of the $15.0 million of content capital that was made available from the terminated low margin feature film output deal; and
 
§ Improved Adjusted EBITDA results for the full year from operations.

We have agreed in our second amendment to the credit facility entered into on November 6, 2013 (Second Amendment), to use a portion of our projected 2014 cash flow to make accelerated principal payments to our lenders to reduce our leverage.  We believe that our current financial position combined with our forecasted operational cash flow will be sufficient to meet our operational commitments.  We have curtailed our spending on new content investment in 2014 to make our principal payments on the Credit Facility.  This curtailment is not expected to have an immediate effect on our operations.  However, curtailing content investment over a sustained period could have a material adverse effect on future operating results and cash flows.
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The cash used in operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2014 was provided by our cash reserves as of December 31, 2013 and cash provided by our investing and financing activities.  During the first three months of 2014, significant factors affecting cash provided by investing and financing activities were:

§ Dividends received from ACL ($1.1 million);
 
§ Debt borrowing to finance the production of Foyle’s War 9 ($9.0 million); less
 
§ Repayment of senior debt ($4.0 million).

Capital Resources

Cash

As of March 31, 2014, we had cash of $5.0 million, as compared to $7.7 million as of December 31, 2013.

Borrowing Availability

At March 31, 2014, we had no borrowing capacity under the revolving line of credit.

Credit Facility

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 with certain lenders and SunTrust, N.A., as Administrative Agent (the Credit Facility). The Credit Facility includes a five-year $15.0 million revolving credit facility and three tranches of senior term loans totaling $55.0 million. The obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by a lien on substantially all of the assets of the Borrowers.

On November 6, 2013, we entered the Second Amendment with respect to the Credit Facility.  The Second Amendment provided for a full waiver of the second and third quarter financial covenant technical defaults and modified the Credit Facility to increase the maximum permitted Leverage Ratios (as defined in the Credit Facility and disclosed in our 2013 Form 10-K) through December 31, 2014, which is intended to cover on a trailing twelve month (or TTM) basis all future periods impacted by the charges recognized during the second quarter.  Based on our projected operating results, we believe that we will meet the revised covenants.  In addition, the Second Amendment includes a commitment by the company to make additional incremental principal payments on the Credit Facility totaling $1.75 million in 2013, $12.25 million in 2014 and $11.0 million in 2015.  The amendment removes the requirement for us to make accelerated principal payments of $7.5 million that was previously committed in the first amendment.  Based on our projected operating results and cash flows, we believe that we will be able to make all required principal payments.  The cash is expected to be generated from operating cash flows from normal business operations.

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 would increase the applicable rate of interest and could result in the acceleration of our obligations under the Credit Facility.

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 as disclosed above.

The covenants related to total debt and senior debt are predicated on the actual amounts of obligations calculated against an Adjusted EBITDA base, as defined in the Credit Facility. For covenant purposes, Adjusted 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, 2014, we were in compliance with our financial covenants.
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Future minimum principal payments under the Credit Facility as of March 31, 2014 are as follows:

(In thousands)
     
Revolving
     
 
 
Senior Notes
   
Credit Facility
   
Total
 
 
           
2014
 
$
12,250
   
$
   
$
12,250
 
2015
   
15,000
     
     
15,000
 
2016
   
1,513
     
     
1,513
 
2017
   
     
14,949
     
14,949
 
2018
   
15,640
     
     
15,640
 
 
 
$
44,403
   
$
14,949
   
$
59,352
 
 
 
Subordinated Notes Payable and Other Debt

Upon consummation of the Business Combination, we issued unsecured subordinated promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $14.8 million to the selling preferred stockholders of Image.  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.  At March 31, 2014, our principal balance due pursuant to these notes was $15.0 million.

In October 2013, we began our pre-production of the next franchise series of Foyle’s War.  Acorn Productions Limited, and Acorn Global Enterprises Ltd., both wholly-owned subsidiaries of RLJE Limited, entered into a cash advance facility (the FW9 Facility) with Coutts and Co., a U.K. based lender, for purposes of producing three ninety-minute television programs entitled “Foyle’s War Series 9.” The facility carries interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 2.15%.  Interest and repayment of advances received are due on or before November 8, 2014.  This facility is substantially secured by (i) executed license agreements whereby we have pre-sold certain broadcast and distribution rights and (ii) U.K. tax credits based on anticipated qualifying production expenditures.  The assets and intellectual property will become secured collateral of our Credit Facility once the Coutts loan is fully paid and settled.  At March 31, 2014, our principal balance due pursuant to these notes was $10.4 million.

OTHER ITEMS

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 March 19, 2014.

ITEM 3.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Not applicable.
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ITEM 4.
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

a) 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.

b) 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.
RISK FACTORS

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 March 19, 2014.  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, 2014, 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

RLJ SPAC Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of the Company, has purchased shares of our common stock in the open market and through block purchases pursuant to a 10b5-1 plan.  Robert L. Johnson, the Chairman of the Board of the Company, is the sole manager and sole voting member of RLJ SPAC Acquisition LLC. The table below sets forth information regarding purchases of our common stock by RLJ SPAC Acquisition LLC during the quarter ended March 31, 2014:

Period
 
Total
Number of
Shares
Purchased
   
Average
Price Paid
Per Share
   
Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs
   
Approximate
Dollar Value of
Shares that May
Yet be Purchased
Under Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs
 
               
January 1, 2014 to January 31, 2014
   
15,722
   
$
4.88
     
248,253
   
$
786,499
 
 
                               
February 1, 2014 to February 28, 2014
   
7,553
   
$
4.57
     
255,806
   
$
751,965
 
 
                               
March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014
   
9,000
   
$
4.53
     
264,806
   
$
711,226
 
 
                               
 
   
32,275
   
$
4.71
     
768,865
         
 
 
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ITEM 6.
EXHIBITS

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 and 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.
 
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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, 2014
By:
/S/ MIGUEL PENELLA
 
 
 
Miguel Penella
 
 
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
 
 
 
Date:
May 15, 2014
By:
/S/ ANDREW S. WILSON
 
 
 
Andrew S. Wilson
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

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EXHIBIT INDEX

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 and 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.
 
 
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