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Net Debt862 EBIT73
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UONE 10Q Quarterly Report

Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3: Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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Urban One Earnings 2020-06-30

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10-Q 1 tm2024697-1_10q.htm FORM 10-Q

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2020

 

Commission File No. 0-25969

 

 

 

URBAN ONE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 52-1166660
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification No.)

 

1010 Wayne Avenue,

14th Floor

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(301) 429-3200

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class:   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered:
Class A Common Stock   UONE   NASDAQ Stock Market
Class D Common Stock   UONEK   NASDAQ Stock Market

  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.   Yes  x   No  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).   Yes  x   No  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer  ¨ Accelerated filer ¨
Non-accelerated filer  x Smaller reporting company x
  Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  Yes  ¨   No  x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class   Outstanding at July 22, 2020  
Class A Common Stock, $.001 Par Value    

1,582,359

 
Class B Common Stock, $.001 Par Value     2,861,843  
Class C Common Stock, $.001 Par Value     2,928,906  
Class D Common Stock, $.001 Par Value    

37,520,026

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
  PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (Unaudited) 5
  Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (Unaudited) 6
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2020 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2019 7
  Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 (Unaudited) 8
  Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 (Unaudited) 9
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (Unaudited) 10
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) 11
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 38
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 58
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 58
     
  PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 60
Item 1A. Risk Factors 60
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 60
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 60
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 60
Item 5. Other Information 61
Item 6. Exhibits 61
  SIGNATURES 62

 

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CERTAIN DEFINITIONS

 

Unless otherwise noted, throughout this report, the terms “Urban One,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” refer to Urban One, Inc. together with its subsidiaries.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This document contains forward-looking statements 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. These forward-looking statements do not relay historical facts, but rather reflect our current expectations concerning future operations, results and events. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” including any projections of earnings, revenues or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning proposed new services or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; any statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. You can identify some of these forward-looking statements by our use of words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “likely,” “may,” “estimates” and similar expressions.  You can also identify a forward-looking statement in that such statements discuss matters in a way that anticipates operations, results or events that have not already occurred but rather will or may occur in future periods.  We cannot guarantee that we will achieve any forward-looking plans, intentions, results, operations or expectations.  Because these statements apply to future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forecasted or anticipated in the forward-looking statements.  These risks, uncertainties and factors include (in no particular order), but are not limited to:

 

  · economic volatility, financial market unpredictability and fluctuations in the United States and other world economies that may affect our business and financial condition, and the business and financial conditions of our advertisers;

 

  · our high degree of leverage, certain cash commitments related thereto and potential inability to finance strategic transactions given fluctuations in market conditions;

 

  · fluctuations in the local economies of the markets in which we operate (particularly our largest markets, Atlanta; Baltimore; Houston; and Washington, DC) could negatively impact our ability to meet our cash needs and our ability to maintain compliance with our debt covenants;

 

  · fluctuations in the demand for advertising across our various media;

 

  · risks associated with the implementation and execution of our business diversification strategy;

  

  · regulation by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) relative to maintaining our broadcasting licenses, enacting media ownership rules and enforcing of indecency rules;

 

  · changes in our key personnel and on-air talent;

 

  · increases in competition for and in the costs of our programming and content, including on-air talent and content production or acquisitions costs;

 

  · financial losses that may be incurred due to impairment charges against our broadcasting licenses, goodwill, and other intangible assets;

 

  · increased competition for advertising revenues with other radio stations, broadcast and cable television, newspapers and magazines, outdoor advertising, direct mail, internet radio, satellite radio, smart phones, tablets, and other wireless media, the internet, social media, and other forms of advertising;

  

  · the impact of our acquisitions, dispositions and similar transactions, as well as consolidation in industries in which we and our advertisers operate;

 

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  · developments and/or changes in laws and regulations, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act or other similar federal or state regulation through legislative action and revised rules and standards;

 

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disruptions to our technology network including computer systems and software, whether by man-made or other disruptions of our operating systems, structures or equipment as well as natural events such as pandemic, severe weather, fires, floods and earthquakes;

 

  ·

disruptions to our business operations, investments and our sales resulting from quarantines of employees, customers and suppliers in areas affected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and reduced consumer spending given uncertainty around the duration of the virus’ impact; and

 

  · other factors mentioned in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) including the factors discussed in detail in Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the year ended December 31, 2019.

  

You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect our views as of the date of this report. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements because of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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URBAN ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 

 

 

   Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited) 
   (In thousands, except share data) 
NET REVENUE  $76,008   $121,571   $170,883   $220,020 
OPERATING EXPENSES:                    
Programming and technical including stock-based compensation of $4 and $27, and $12 and $47, respectively   23,624    31,252    51,494    62,789 
Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation of $78 and $86, and $164 and $197, respectively   22,294    45,319    51,757    78,997 
Corporate selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation of $186 and $87, and $485 and $467, respectively   7,326    8,495    15,957    18,659 
Depreciation and amortization   2,382    3,584    4,930    11,858 
Impairment of long-lived assets       3,800    53,650    3,800 
Total operating expenses   55,626    92,450    177,788    176,103 
Operating income (loss)   20,382    29,121    (6,905)   43,917 
INTEREST INCOME   26    63    34    86 
INTEREST EXPENSE   18,395    20,578    37,533    41,408 
OTHER INCOME, net   (94)   (1,649)   (1,598)   (3,370)
Income (loss) before provision for (benefit from) income taxes and noncontrolling interests in income of subsidiaries   2,107    10,255    (42,806)   5,965 
PROVISION FOR (BENEFIT FROM) INCOME TAXES   465    3,118    (21,390)   1,807 
CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS)   1,642    7,137    (21,416)   4,158 
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS   222    546    351    671 
CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS  $1,420   $6,591   $(21,767)  $3,487 
                     
BASIC NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS                    
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders  $0.03   $0.15   $(0.48)  $0.08 
                     
DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS                    
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders  $0.03   $0.14   $(0.48)  $0.08 
                     
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:                    
Basic   44,806,219    45,061,821    45,025,471    45,175,521 
Diluted   48,154,262    45,701,655    45,025,471    45,984,939 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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URBAN ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

  

Three Months Ended

June 30,

  

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited) 
   (In thousands) 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)  $1,642   $7,137   $(21,416)  $4,158 
LESS:  COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS   222    546    351    671 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS  $1,420   $6,591   $(21,767)  $3,487 

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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URBAN ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   As of 
   June 30,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
   (Unaudited)     
   (In thousands, except share
data)
 
ASSETS        
CURRENT ASSETS:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $69,698   $33,073 
Restricted cash   473    473 
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $8,431 and $7,416, respectively   87,130    106,148 
Prepaid expenses   11,081    11,261 
Current portion of content assets   31,721    30,642 
Other current assets   3,969    4,442 
Total current assets   204,072    186,039 
CONTENT ASSETS, net   68,032    70,121 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net   24,107    24,393 
GOODWILL   233,822    239,772 
RIGHT OF USE ASSETS   43,045    44,922 
RADIO BROADCASTING LICENSES   535,472    582,697 
OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net   55,630    58,212 
OTHER ASSETS   44,865    43,763 
Total assets  $1,209,045   $1,249,919 
LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Accounts payable  $5,114   $5,919 
Accrued interest   7,164    9,094 
Accrued compensation and related benefits   4,838    10,903 
Current portion of content payables   18,355    14,804 
Current portion of lease liabilities   8,927    8,980 
Other current liabilities   26,368    25,393 
Current portion of long-term debt   49,997    25,945 
Total current liabilities   120,763    101,038 
LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current portion, original issue discount and issuance costs   838,384    850,308 
CONTENT PAYABLES, net of current portion   11,311    14,826 
LONG-TERM LEASE LIABILITIES   38,656    40,494 
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES   26,503    25,054 
DEFERRED TAX LIABILITIES, net   3,169    24,560 
Total liabilities   1,038,786    1,056,280 
           
REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS   10,799    10,564 
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:          
Convertible preferred stock, $.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019        
Common stock — Class A, $.001 par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized; 1,582,359 and 1,582,375 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   2    2 
Common stock — Class B, $.001 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized; 2,861,843 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019   3    3 
Common stock — Class C, $.001 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized; 2,928,906 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019   3    3 
Common stock — Class D, $.001 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized; 37,523,221 and 38,752,749 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   38    39 
Additional paid-in capital   977,987    979,834 
Accumulated deficit   (818,573)   (796,806)
Total stockholders’ equity   159,460    183,075 
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and stockholders’ equity  $1,209,045   $1,249,919 

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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URBAN ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020 (UNAUDITED) 

 

   Convertible
Preferred
Stock
   Common
Stock
Class A
   Common
Stock
Class B
   Common
Stock
Class C
   Common
Stock
Class D
   Additional
Paid-In
Capital
   Accumulated
Deficit
   Total
Stockholders’
Equity
 
   (In thousands, except share data) 
BALANCE, as of December 31, 2019  $   $2   $3   $3   $39   $979,834   $(796,806)  $183,075 
Consolidated net loss                           (21,767)   (21,767)
Repurchase of 3,911,860 shares of Class D common stock                   (3)   (3,598)       (3,601)
Exercise of options for 1,032,922 shares of common stock                   2    1,974        1,976 
Adjustment of redeemable noncontrolling interests to estimated redemption value                       (884)       (884)
Stock-based compensation expense                       661        661 
BALANCE, as of June 30, 2020  $   $2   $3   $3   $38   $977,987   $(818,573)  $159,460 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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URBAN ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 (UNAUDITED)

 

   Convertible
Preferred
Stock
   Common
Stock
Class A
   Common
Stock
Class B
   Common
Stock
Class C
   Common
Stock
Class D
   Additional
Paid-In
Capital
   Accumulated
Deficit
   Total
Stockholders’
Equity
 
   (In thousands, except share data) 
BALANCE, as of December 31, 2018  $   $2   $3   $3   $39   $978,628   $(803,534)  $175,141 
Consolidated net income                           3,487    3,487 
Repurchase of 48,551 shares of Class A common stock and 2,126,790 shares of Class D common stock                   (1)   (4,308)       (4,309)
Adoption of ASC 842                           5,803    5,803 
Exercise of options for 15,000 shares of common stock                       29        29 
Adjustment of redeemable noncontrolling interests to estimated redemption value                       (1,265)       (1,265)
Issuance of 755,239 shares of Class D common stock                       1,609        1,609 
Stock-based compensation expense                       711        711 
BALANCE, as of June 30, 2019  $   $2   $3   $3   $38   $975,404   $(794,244)  $181,206 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. 

 

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URBAN ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited) 
   (In thousands) 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Consolidated net (loss) income  $(21,416)  $4,158 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash from operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   4,930    11,858 
Amortization of debt financing costs   2,128    1,907 
Amortization of content assets   16,639    23,067 
Amortization of launch assets   514    515 
Deferred income taxes   (21,391)   2,542 
Amortization of right of use assets   4,042    3,311 
Non-cash lease liability expense   2,436    2,746 
Non-cash interest expense   1,044    987 
Impairment of long-lived assets   53,650    3,800 
Stock-based compensation   661    711 
Effect of change in operating assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired:          
Trade accounts receivable   19,018    4,429 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   (137)   (1,092)
Other assets   (5,144)   (3,305)
Accounts payable   (805)   (101)
Accrued interest   (1,930)   667 
Accrued compensation and related benefits   (6,065)   (7,107)
Other liabilities   689    4,029 
Payments for content assets   (15,592)   (24,923)
Net cash flows provided by operating activities   33,271    28,199 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Purchases of property and equipment   (2,650)   (2,110)
Acquisition of broadcasting assets   (475)    
Net cash flows used in investing activities   (3,125)   (2,110)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Repayment of 2017 credit facility   (1,648)   (1,648)
Distribution of contingent consideration       (649)
Repayment of Comcast Note       (11,872)
Proceeds of Asset-backed credit facility, net   27,500    9,000 
Proceeds of MGM National Harbor Loan   3,600     
Repayment of 2018 credit facility   (20,348)   (14,162)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   1,976    29 
Repayment of 2020 Notes       (2,037)
Payment of dividends to noncontrolling interest members of Reach Media   (1,000)   (1,000)
Repurchase of common stock   (3,601)   (4,309)
Net cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities   6,479    (26,648)
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH   36,625    (559)
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH, beginning of period   33,546    15,890 
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH, end of period  $70,171   $15,331 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:          
Cash paid for:          
Interest  $36,291   $37,836 
Income taxes, net of refunds  $   $474 
           
NON-CASH OPERATING, FINANCING AND INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Issuance of common stock  $   $1,609 
Right of use asset additions upon adoption of ASC 842  $   $49,803 
Lease liability additions upon adoption of ASC 842  $   $54,113 
Right of use asset and lease liability additions  $3,187   $1,273 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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URBAN ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. ORGANIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:

 

  (a) Organization

 

Urban One, Inc. (a Delaware corporation referred to as “Urban One”) and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) is an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. Our core business is our radio broadcasting franchise which is the largest radio broadcasting operation that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. As of June 30, 2020, we owned and/or operated 61 broadcast stations (including all HD stations, translator stations and the low power television station we operate) located in 14 of the most populous African-American markets in the United States. While a core source of our revenue has historically been and remains the sale of local and national advertising for broadcast on our radio stations, our strategy is to operate the premier multi-media entertainment and information content provider targeting African-American and urban consumers. Thus, we have diversified our revenue streams by making acquisitions and investments in other complementary media properties. Our diverse media and entertainment interests include TV One, LLC (“TV One”), an African-American targeted cable television network; our 80.0% ownership interest in Reach Media, Inc. (“Reach Media”) which operates the Rickey Smiley Morning Show and our other syndicated programming assets, including the Russ Parr Morning Show and the DL Hughley Show; and Interactive One, LLC (“Interactive One”), our wholly owned digital platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment websites, including its Cassius and Bossip, HipHopWired and MadameNoire digital platforms and brands. We also hold a minority ownership interest in MGM National Harbor, a gaming resort located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Through our national multi-media operations, we provide advertisers with a unique and powerful delivery mechanism to the African-American and urban audiences.

 

On January 19, 2019, the Company launched CLEO TV, a lifestyle and entertainment network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color. CLEO TV offers quality content that defies negative and cultural stereotypes of today’s modern women. The results of CLEO TV’s operations will be reflected in the Company’s cable television segment.

 

Our core radio broadcasting franchise operates under the brand “Radio One.”  We also operate our other brands, such as TV One, CLEO TV, Reach Media and Interactive One, while developing additional branding reflective of our diverse media operations and targeting our African-American and urban audiences.

 

As part of our consolidated financial statements, consistent with our financial reporting structure and how the Company currently manages its businesses, we have provided selected financial information on the Company’s four reportable segments: (i) radio broadcasting; (ii) Reach Media; (iii) digital; and (iv) cable television. (See Note 7 – Segment Information.)

 

  (b) Interim Financial Statements

 

The interim consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared by the Company, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In management’s opinion, the interim financial data presented herein include all adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations.

 

During the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company revised the interest expense component of operating leases accounted for under ASC 842 from interest expense into operating expenses. Operating income for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019 have been reclassified in the amounts of approximately $1.3 million, $1.4 million and $1.4 million, respectively, to reflect the interest expense component of operating leases from interest expense into operating expenses. The financial statements for the quarterly periods ended March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2019 were not restated as management determined that the impact of this error is immaterial to the interim consolidated financial statements filed for each quarterly period in 2019. These revisions had no effect on any other previously reported or consolidated net income or loss or any other statement of operations, balance sheet or cash flow amounts. 

 

Results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full year. This Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K.   

 

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  (c) Financial Instruments

 

Financial instruments as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, consisted of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, trade accounts receivable, asset-backed credit facility, long-term debt and redeemable noncontrolling interests. The carrying amounts approximated fair value for each of these financial instruments as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, except for the Company’s long-term debt. The 7.375% Senior Secured Notes that are due in April 2022 (the “2022 Notes”) had a carrying value of approximately $350.0 million and fair value of approximately $311.5 million as of June 30, 2020. The 2022 Notes had a carrying value of approximately $350.0 million and fair value of approximately $344.8 million as of December 31, 2019. The fair values of the 2022 Notes, classified as Level 2 instruments, were determined based on the trading values of these instruments in an inactive market as of the reporting date. On April 18, 2017, the Company closed on a $350.0 million senior secured credit facility (the “2017 Credit Facility”) which had a carrying value of approximately $319.0 million and fair value of approximately $261.6 million as of June 30, 2020, and had a carrying value of approximately $320.6 million and fair value of approximately $309.1 million as of December 31, 2019. The fair value of the 2017 Credit Facility, classified as a Level 2 instrument, was determined based on the trading values of this instrument in an inactive market as of the reporting date. On December 20, 2018, the Company closed on a $192.0 million unsecured credit facility (the “2018 Credit Facility”) which had a carrying value of approximately $146.8 million and fair value of approximately $149.7 million as of June 30, 2020, and had a carrying value of approximately $167.1 million and fair value of approximately $170.5 million as of December 31, 2019. The fair value of the 2018 Credit Facility, classified as a Level 2 instrument, was determined based on the trading values of this instrument in an inactive market as of the reporting date. On December 20, 2018, the Company also closed on a $50.0 million secured credit loan (the “MGM National Harbor Loan”) which had a carrying value of approximately $56.7 million and fair value of approximately $63.6 million as of June 30, 2020, and had a carrying value of approximately $52.1 million and fair value of approximately $58.4 million as of December 31, 2019. The fair value of the 2018 MGM National Harbor Loan, classified as a Level 2 instrument, was determined based on the trading values of this instrument in an inactive market as of the reporting date. The Company’s asset-backed credit facility (the “ABL Facility”) had a carrying value of approximately $27.5 million and fair value of approximately $27.5 million as of June 30, 2020. There was no balance outstanding on the ABL Facility as of December 31, 2019. 

 

  (d) Revenue Recognition

 

In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” the Company recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which it expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The Company elected to use the modified retrospective method, but the adoption of the standard did not have a material impact to our financial statements. In general, our spot advertising (both radio and cable television) as well as our digital advertising continues to be recognized when aired and delivered. For our cable television affiliate revenue, the Company grants a license to the affiliate to access its television programming content through the license period, and the Company earns a usage based royalty when the usage occurs, consistent with our previous revenue recognition policy. Finally, for event advertising, the performance obligation is satisfied at a point in time when the activity associated with the event is completed.

 

Within our radio broadcasting and Reach Media segments, the Company recognizes revenue for broadcast advertising at a point in time when a commercial spot runs. The revenue is reported net of agency and outside sales representative commissions. Agency and outside sales representative commissions are calculated based on a stated percentage applied to gross billing. Generally, clients remit the gross billing amount to the agency or outside sales representative, and the agency or outside sales representative remits the gross billing, less their commission, to the Company. For our radio broadcasting and Reach Media segments, agency and outside sales representative commissions were approximately $2.5 million and $6.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Agency and outside sales representative commissions were approximately $7.2 million and $11.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

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Within our digital segment, including Interactive One, which generates the majority of the Company’s digital revenue, revenue is principally derived from advertising services on non-radio station branded but Company-owned websites. Advertising services include the sale of banner and sponsorship advertisements.  Advertising revenue is recognized at a point in time either as impressions (the number of times advertisements appear in viewed pages) are delivered, when “click through” purchases are made, or ratably over the contract period, where applicable. In addition, Interactive One derives revenue from its studio operations, in which it provides third-party clients with publishing services including digital platforms and related expertise.  In the case of the studio operations, revenue is recognized primarily through fixed contractual monthly fees and/or as a share of the third party’s reported revenue.

 

Our cable television segment derives advertising revenue from the sale of television air time to advertisers and recognizes revenue when the advertisements are run. Advertising revenue is recognized at a point in time when the individual spots run. To the extent there is a shortfall in contracts where the ratings were guaranteed, a portion of the revenue is deferred until the shortfall is settled, typically by providing additional advertising units generally within one year of the original airing. Our cable television segment also derives revenue from affiliate fees under the terms of various multi-year affiliation agreements based on a per subscriber fee multiplied by the most recent subscriber counts reported by the applicable affiliate. The Company recognizes the affiliate fee revenue at a point in time as its performance obligation to provide the programming is met. The Company has a right of payment each month as the programming services and related obligations have been satisfied. For our cable television segment, agency and outside sales representative commissions were approximately $3.2 million and $3.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Agency and outside sales representative commissions were approximately $6.9 million and $7.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

   

Revenue by Contract Type

 

The following chart shows our net revenue (and sources) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019: 

 

    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
    (In thousands, unaudited)  
Net Revenue:                                
Radio Advertising   $ 25,358     $ 51,771     $ 63,776     $ 94,144  
Political Advertising     361       317       2,764       441  
Digital Advertising     6,104       7,663       12,393       15,100  
Cable Television Advertising     18,941       19,816       39,973       40,009  
Cable Television Affiliate Fees     24,619       26,599       50,826       54,074  
Event Revenues & Other     625       15,405       1,151       16,252  
Net Revenue (as reported)   $ 76,008     $ 121,571     $ 170,883     $ 220,020  

 

Contract assets and liabilities

 

Contract assets (unbilled receivables) and contract liabilities (customer advances and unearned income and unearned event income) that are not separately stated in our consolidated balance sheets at June 30, 2020, December 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019 were as follows: 

 

   June 30,
2020
   December 31,
2019
   June 30,
2019
 
   (Unaudited)       (Unaudited) 
     (In thousands) 
Contract assets:               
Unbilled receivables  $3,892   $3,763   $3,530 
                
Contract liabilities:               
Customer advances and unearned income  $2,918   $3,048   $3,634 
Unearned event income   10,352    6,645    3,848 

 

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Unbilled receivables consists of earned revenue on behalf of customers that have not yet been billed. Customer advances and unearned income represents advance payments by customers for future services under contract that are generally incurred in the near term. Unearned event income represents payments by customers for upcoming events.

  

For customer advances and unearned income as of January 1, 2020, approximately $448,000 and approximately $2.1 million was recognized as revenue during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. For unearned event income, there was no revenue was recognized during the three months or six months ended June 30, 2020. For customer advances and unearned income as of January 1, 2019, $613,000 and approximately $2.0 million, respectively, was recognized as revenue during the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. For unearned event income as of January 1, 2019, approximately $3.9 million was recognized during the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, as the event took place during the second quarter of 2019. 

 

Practical expedients and exemptions

 

We generally expense sales commissions when incurred because the amortization period would have been one year or less. These costs are recorded within selling, general and administrative expenses.

  

We do not disclose the value of unsatisfied performance obligations for (i) contracts with an original expected length of one year or less or (ii) contracts for which we recognize revenue at the amount to which we have the right to invoice for services performed.

 

  (e) Launch Support

 

The cable television segment has entered into certain affiliate agreements requiring various payments for launch support. Launch support assets are used to initiate carriage under affiliation agreements and are amortized over the term of the respective contracts. The Company did not pay any launch support for carriage initiation during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019. The weighted-average amortization period for launch support is approximately 7.8 years as of June 30, 2020, and approximately 7.8 years as of December 31, 2019. The remaining weighted-average amortization period for launch support is 4.6 years and 5.1 years as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. Amortization is recorded as a reduction to revenue to the extent that revenue is recognized from the vendor, and any excess amortization is recorded as launch support amortization expense. For the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, launch support asset amortization of $105,000 and $105,000, respectively, was recorded as a reduction of revenue, and $151,000 and $153,000, respectively, was recorded as an operating expense in selling, general and administrative expenses. For the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, launch support asset amortization of $211,000 and $211,000, respectively, was recorded as a reduction of revenue, and $302,000 and $304,000, respectively, was recorded as an operating expense in selling, general and administrative expenses. Launch assets are included in other intangible assets on the consolidated balance sheets, except for the portion of the unamortized balance that is expected to be amortized within one year which is included in other current assets.

 

  (f) Barter Transactions

 

For barter transactions, the Company provides broadcast advertising time in exchange for programming content and certain services. The Company includes the value of such exchanges in both broadcasting net revenue and operating expenses. The valuation of barter time is based upon the fair value of the network advertising time provided for the programming content and services received. For the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, barter transaction revenues were $527,000 and $572,000, respectively. Additionally, for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, barter transaction costs were reflected in programming and technical expenses of $384,000 and $422,000, respectively, and selling, general and administrative expenses of $143,000 and $150,000, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, barter transaction revenues were approximately $1.0 million and $1.1 million, respectively. Additionally, for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, barter transaction costs were reflected in programming and technical expenses of $755,000 and $837,000, respectively, and selling, general and administrative expenses of $286,000 and $301,000, respectively. The Company reached an agreement with a cable television provider related to an adjustment of previously estimated affiliate fees in the amount of approximately $2.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, as final reporting became available. Upon settlement of this agreement, the Company will receive approximately $2.0 million in marketing services that will be utilized in future periods.

 

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  (g) Earnings Per Share

 

Basic earnings per share is computed on the basis of the weighted average number of shares of common stock (Classes A, B, C and D) outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed on the basis of the weighted average number of shares of common stock plus the effect of dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period using the treasury stock method.  The Company’s potentially dilutive securities include stock options and unvested restricted stock. Diluted earnings per share considers the impact of potentially dilutive securities except in periods in which there is a net loss, as the inclusion of the potentially dilutive common shares would have an anti-dilutive effect. 

 

The following table sets forth the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (in thousands, except share and per share data): 

 

   

Three Months Ended

June 30,

   

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
    (Unaudited)  
    (In Thousands)  
Numerator:                        
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders   $ 1,420     $ 6,591     $ (21,767   $ 3,487  
Denominator:                                
Denominator for basic net income (loss) per share - weighted average outstanding shares     44,806,219       45,061,821       45,025,471       45,175,521  
Effect of dilutive securities:                                
Stock options and restricted stock     3,348,043       639,834             809,418  
Denominator for diluted net income (loss) per share - weighted-average outstanding shares     48,154,262       45,701,655       45,025,471       45,984,939  
                                 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders per share – basic   $ 0.03     $ 0.15     $ (0.48 )   $ 0.08  
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders per share –diluted   $ 0.03     $ 0.14     $ (0.48 )   $ 0.08  

   

All stock options and restricted stock awards were excluded from the diluted calculation for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as their inclusion would have been anti-dilutive.  The following table summarizes the potential common shares excluded from the diluted calculation.  

 

   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2020 
   (Unaudited) 
   (In thousands) 
Stock options   3,849 
Restricted stock awards   1,929 

 

  (h) Fair Value Measurements

 

We report our financial and non-financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring and non-recurring basis under the provisions of ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures.” ASC 820 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.

 

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The fair value framework requires the categorization of assets and liabilities into three levels based upon the assumptions (inputs) used to price the assets or liabilities. Level 1 provides the most reliable measure of fair value, whereas Level 3 generally requires significant management judgment. The three levels are defined as follows: 

 

Level 1: Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities that can be accessed at the measurement date.

 

Level 2: Observable inputs other than those included in Level 1 (i.e., quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets or quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in inactive markets).

 

Level 3: Unobservable inputs reflecting management’s own assumptions about the inputs used in pricing the asset or liability.

 

A financial instrument’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value instrument.

 

As of June 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively, the fair values of our financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are categorized as follows:

  

    Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  
    (Unaudited)  
    (In thousands)  
As of June 30, 2020                        
Liabilities subject to fair value measurement:                                
Contingent consideration (a)   $ 1,357                 $ 1,357  
Employment agreement award (b)     27,696                   27,696  
Total   $ 29,053     $     $     $ 29,053  
                                 
Mezzanine equity subject to fair value measurement:                                
Redeemable noncontrolling interests (c)   $ 10,799     $     $     $ 10,799  
                                 
As of December 31, 2019                                
Liabilities subject to fair value measurement:                                
Contingent consideration (a)   $ 1,921                 $ 1,921  
Employment agreement award (b)     27,017                   27,017  
Total   $ 28,938     $     $     $ 28,938  
                                 
Mezzanine equity subject to fair value measurement:                                
Redeemable noncontrolling interests (c)   $ 10,564     $     $     $ 10,564  

 

    

(a)   This balance is measured based on the income approach to valuation in the form of a Monte Carlo simulation. The Monte Carlo simulation method is suited to instances such as this where there is non-diversifiable risk. It is also well-suited to multi-year, path dependent scenarios. Significant inputs to the Monte Carlo method include forecasted net revenues, discount rate and expected volatility. A third-party valuation firm assisted the Company in estimating the contingent consideration.

 

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(b)   Each quarter, pursuant to an employment agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) executed in April 2008, the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) is eligible to receive an award (the “Employment Agreement Award”) amount equal to approximately 4% of any proceeds from distributions or other liquidity events in excess of the return of the Company’s aggregate investment in TV One. The Company reviews the factors underlying this award at the end of each quarter including the valuation of TV One (based on the estimated enterprise fair value of TV One as determined by a discounted cash flow analysis), and an assessment of the probability that the Employment Agreement will be renewed and contain this provision. The Company’s obligation to pay the award was triggered after the Company recovered the aggregate amount of certain pre-April 2015 capital contributions in TV One, and payment is required only upon actual receipt of distributions of cash or marketable securities or proceeds from a liquidity event with respect to such invested amount. The CEO was fully vested in the award upon execution of the Employment Agreement, and the award lapses if the CEO voluntarily leaves the Company or is terminated for cause. A third-party valuation firm assisted the Company in estimating TV One’s fair value using a discounted cash flow analysis. Significant inputs to the discounted cash flow analysis include forecasted operating results, discount rate and a terminal value. In September 2014, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved terms for a new employment agreement with the CEO, including a renewal of the Employment Agreement Award upon similar terms as in the prior Employment Agreement. Prior to the quarter ended September 30, 2018, there were probability factors included in the calculation of the award related to the likelihood that the award will be realized. During the quarter ended September 30, 2018, management changed the methodology used in calculating the fair value of the Company's Employment Agreement Award liability to simplify the calculation. As part of the simplified calculation, the Company eliminated certain adjustments made to its aggregate investment in TV One, including the treatment of historical dividends paid and potential distribution of assets upon liquidation. The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors approved the simplified method which eliminates certain assumptions that were historically used in the determination of the fair value of this liability.

 

(c)   The redeemable noncontrolling interest in Reach Media is measured at fair value using a discounted cash flow methodology. A third-party valuation firm assisted the Company in estimating the fair value. Significant inputs to the discounted cash flow analysis include forecasted operating results, discount rate and a terminal value.

 

There were no transfers in or out of Level 1, 2, or 3 during the six months ended June 30, 2020. The following table presents the changes in Level 3 liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis for the six months ended June 30, 2020:

 

    Contingent
Consideration
    Employment
Agreement
Award
    Redeemable
Noncontrolling
Interests
 
    (In thousands)  
Balance at December 31, 2019   $ 1,921     $ 27,017     $ 10,564  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests                 351  
Distribution     (557 )     (632 )      
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests                 (1,000 )
Change in fair value     (7     1,311       884  
Balance at June 30, 2020   $ 1,357     $ 27,696     $ 10,799  
                         
The amount of total (losses)/income for the period included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized losses/income relating to assets and liabilities still held at the reporting date   $ 7     $ (1,311 )   $  

 

Losses and income included in earnings were recorded in the consolidated statements of operations as corporate selling, general and administrative expenses for the employment agreement award for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019. Losses included in earnings were recorded in the consolidated statements of operations as selling, general and administrative expenses for contingent consideration for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019. 

 

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        Significant   As of 
June 30, 2020
    As of 
December 31, 2019
 
Level 3 liabilities   Valuation Technique   Unobservable Inputs   Significant Unobservable Input Value  
Contingent consideration   Monte Carlo Simulation   Expected volatility     25.0 %     20.8 %
Contingent consideration   Monte Carlo Simulation   Discount Rate     16.0 %     14.5 %
Employment agreement award   Discounted Cash Flow   Discount Rate     10.0 %     10.0 %
Employment agreement award   Discounted Cash Flow   Long-term Growth Rate     2.0 %     2.0 %
Redeemable noncontrolling interest   Discounted Cash Flow   Discount Rate     11.0 %     11.0 %
Redeemable noncontrolling interest   Discounted Cash Flow   Long-term Growth Rate     1.0 %     1.0 %

 

Any significant increases or decreases in discount rate or long-term growth rate inputs could result in significantly higher or lower fair value measurements.

 

Certain assets and liabilities are measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis using Level 3 inputs as defined in ASC 820.  These assets are not measured at fair value on an ongoing basis but are subject to fair value adjustments only in certain circumstances.  Included in this category are goodwill, radio broadcasting licenses and other intangible assets, net, that are written down to fair value when they are determined to be impaired, as well as content assets that are periodically written down to net realizable value. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recorded an impairment charge of approximately $6.0 million related to its Atlanta market and Indianapolis goodwill balances and also an impairment charge of approximately $47.7 million associated with our Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Richmond and St. Louis market radio broadcasting licenses. The Company concluded these assets were not impaired during the three months ended June 30, 2020.  For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company recorded an impairment charge of approximately $3.8 million related to its Detroit market radio broadcasting licenses. 

 

  (i) Leases

 

As of January 1, 2019, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 842, Leases (“ASC 842”), using the modification retrospective transition method. Prior comparative periods will be not be restated under this new standard and therefore those amounts are not presented below. The Company adopted a package of practical expedients as allowed by the transition guidance which permits the Company to carry forward the historical assessment of whether contracts contain or are leases, classification of leases and the remaining lease terms. The Company has also made an accounting policy election to exclude leases with an initial term of twelve months or less from recognition on the consolidated balance sheet. Short-term leases will be expensed over the lease term. The Company also elected to separate the consideration in the lease contracts between the lease and non-lease components. All variable non-lease components are expensed as incurred.

 

ASC 842 results in significant changes to the balance sheets of lessees, most significantly by requiring the recognition of right of use (“ROU”) assets and lease liabilities by lessees for those leases classified as operating leases. Upon adoption of ASC 842, deferred rent balances, which were historically presented separately, were combined and presented net within the ROU asset. The adoption of this standard resulted in the Company recording an increase in ROU assets of approximately $49.8 million and an increase in lease liabilities of approximately $54.1 million. Approximately $4.3 million in deferred rent was also reclassified from liabilities to offset the applicable ROU asset. The tax impact of ASC 842, which primarily consisted of deferred gains related to previous transactions that were historically accounted for as sale and operating leasebacks in accordance with prior guidance ASC Topic 840 was recognized as part of the cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings, resulting in an increase to retained earnings, net of tax, of approximately $5.8 million.

 

Many of the Company's leases provide for renewal terms and escalation clauses, which are factored into calculating the lease liabilities when appropriate. The implicit rate within the Company's lease agreements is generally not determinable and as such the Company’s collateralized borrowing rate is used. 

 

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The following table sets forth the components of lease expense and the weighted average remaining lease term and the weighted average discount rate for the Company’s leases:

 

   Three Months
Ended June 30,
   Six Months
Ended June 30,
 
   2020    2019   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
   (Dollars
In thousands)
   (Dollars
In thousands)
 
Operating Lease Cost (Cost resulting from lease payments)  $3,153   $3,190   $6,305   $6,438 
Variable Lease Cost (Cost excluded from lease payments)   34    34    74    76 
Total Lease Cost  $3,187   $3,224   $6,379   $6,514 
                     
Operating Lease - Operating Cash Flows (Fixed Payments)  $3,243   $3,423   $6,650   $6,809 
Operating Lease - Operating Cash Flows (Liability Reduction)  $2,045   $1,988   $4,182   $3,960 
                     
Weighted Average Lease Term - Operating Leases   5.38 years    6.01 years    5.38 years        6.01 years 
Weighted Average Discount Rate - Operating Leases   11.00    11.00    11.00%   11.00%

 

As of June 30, 2020, maturities of lease liabilities were as follows:

 

For the Year Ended December 31,   (Dollars in
thousands)
 
For the remaining six months ending December 31, 2020   $ 6,502  
2021     12,924  
2022     12,282  
2023     10,526  
2024     9,395  
Thereafter     11,494  
Total future lease payments     63,123  
Imputed interest     (15,540 )
Total   $ 47,583  

 

  (j) Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

  

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-13, “Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments” (“ASU 2016-13”). ASU 2016-13 is intended to provide financial statement users with more decision-useful information about the expected credit losses on financial instruments and other commitments and requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information to inform credit loss estimates. In November 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-10, “Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326), Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815), and Leases (Topic 842): Effective Dates.” ASU 2019-10 defers the effective date of credit loss standard ASU 2016-13 by two years for smaller reporting companies and permits early adoption. ASU 2016-13 is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2023. The Company is evaluating the impact of the adoption of ASU 2016-13 on its financial statements, but does not expect such implementation to have a material impact.

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes”, which is intended to simplify various aspects related to accounting for income taxes. ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 and also clarifies and amends existing guidance to improve consistent application. ASU 2019-12 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted. The Company adopted ASU 2019-12 on January 1, 2020, and adoption did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

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  (k) Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests are interests in subsidiaries that are redeemable outside of the Company’s control either for cash or other assets. These interests are classified as mezzanine equity and measured at the greater of estimated redemption value at the end of each reporting period or the historical cost basis of the noncontrolling interests adjusted for cumulative earnings allocations.  The resulting increases or decreases in the estimated redemption amount are affected by corresponding charges against retained earnings, or in the absence of retained earnings, additional paid-in-capital. 

 

  (l) Investments – Cost Method

 

On April 10, 2015, the Company made a $5 million investment in MGM’s world-class casino property, MGM National Harbor, located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, which has a predominately African-American demographic profile. On November 30, 2016, the Company contributed an additional $35 million to complete its investment. This investment further diversified our platform in the entertainment industry while still focusing on our core demographic. We account for this investment on a cost basis. Our MGM National Harbor investment entitles us to an annual cash distribution based on net gaming revenue. Our MGM investment is included in other assets on the consolidated balance sheets and its income in the amount of $80,000 and approximately $1.6 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and approximately $1.6 million and $3.4 million, for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, is recorded in other income on the consolidated statements of operations. The cost method investment is subject to a periodic impairment review in the normal course. In connection with its impairment analysis for the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company reviewed the investment and concluded that no impairment to the carrying value was required. As of December 4, 2018, the Company’s interest in the MGM National Harbor Casino secures the MGM National Harbor Loan (as defined in Note 4 – Long-Term Debt).

 

  (m) Content Assets

 

Our cable television segment has entered into contracts to acquire entertainment programming rights and programs from distributors and producers. The license periods granted in these contracts generally run from one year to ten years. Contract payments are made in installments over terms that are generally shorter than the contract period. Each contract is recorded as an asset and a liability at an amount equal to its gross contractual commitment when the license period begins and the program is available for its first airing. Acquired content is generally amortized on a straight-line basis over the term of the license which reflects the estimated usage. For certain content for which the pattern of usage is accelerated, amortization is based upon the actual usage. Amortization of content assets is recorded in the consolidated statement of operations as programming and technical expenses.

   

The Company also has programming for which the Company has engaged third parties to develop and produce, and it owns most or all rights (commissioned programming). In accordance with ASC 926, content amortization expense for each period is recognized based on the revenue forecast model, which approximates the proportion that estimated advertising and affiliate revenues for the current period represent in relation to the estimated remaining total lifetime revenues as of the beginning of the current period.  Management regularly reviews, and revises when necessary, its total revenue estimates, which may result in a change in the rate of amortization and/or a write-down of the asset to fair value.

  

Acquired program rights are recorded at the lower of unamortized cost or estimated net realizable value. Estimated net realizable values are based on the estimated revenues associated with the program materials and related expenses. The Company did not record any additional amortization expense as a result of evaluating its contracts for recoverability for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019. All produced and licensed content is classified as a long-term asset, except for the portion of the unamortized content balance that is expected to be amortized within one year which is classified as a current asset. 

 

Tax incentives that state and local governments offer that are directly measured based on production activities are recorded as reductions in production costs.

 

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  (n) Derivatives

 

The Company recognizes all derivatives at fair value on the consolidated balance sheets as either an asset or liability. The accounting for changes in the fair value of a derivative, including certain derivative instruments embedded in other contracts, depends on the intended use of the derivative and the resulting designation.

 

The Company accounts for the Employment Agreement Award as a derivative instrument in accordance with ASC 815, “Derivatives and Hedging.” The Company estimated the fair value of the award at June 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, to be approximately $27.7 million and $27.0 million, respectively, and accordingly adjusted its liability to this amount. The long-term portion is recorded in other long-term liabilities and the current portion is recorded in other current liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets. The expense associated with the Employment Agreement Award was recorded in the consolidated statements of operations as corporate selling, general and administrative expenses and was $98,000 and $806,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2020, and 2019, respectively, and was approximately $1.3 million and $2.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

The Company’s obligation to pay the Employment Agreement Award was triggered after the Company recovered the aggregate amount of its capital contribution in TV One and recurs only upon actual receipt of distributions of cash or marketable securities or proceeds from a liquidity event with respect to the Company’s aggregate investment in TV One. The CEO was fully vested in the award upon execution of the employment agreement, and the award lapses if the CEO voluntarily leaves the Company, or is terminated for cause. In September 2014, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved terms for a new employment agreement with the CEO, including a renewal of the Employment Agreement Award upon similar terms as in the prior employment agreement. Prior to the quarter ended September 30, 2018, there were probability factors included in the calculation of the award related to the likelihood that the award will be realized. During the quarter ended September 30, 2018, management changed the methodology used in calculating the fair value of the Company's Employment Agreement Award liability to simplify the calculation. As part of the simplified calculation, the Company eliminated certain adjustments made to its aggregate investment in TV One, including the treatment of historical dividends paid and potential distribution of assets upon liquidation. The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors approved the simplified method which eliminates certain assumptions that were historically used in the determination of the fair value of this liability.

 

  (o) Related Party Transactions

 

Reach Media operates the Tom Joyner Foundation’s Fantastic Voyage® (the “Fantastic Voyage®”), a fund-raising event, on behalf of the Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”), a 501(c)(3) entity. The agreement under which the Fantastic Voyage® operates provides that Reach Media provide all necessary operations of the cruise and that Reach Media will be reimbursed its expenditures and receive a fee plus a performance bonus. Distributions from operating revenues are in the following order until the funds are depleted: up to $250,000 to the Foundation, reimbursement of Reach’s expenditures, up to a $1.0 million fee to Reach, a performance bonus of up to 50% of remaining operating income to Reach, with the balance remaining with the Foundation. For years 2020 through 2022, $250,000 to the Foundation is guaranteed. Reach Media’s earnings for the Fantastic Voyage® in any given year may not exceed $1.75 million. The Foundation’s remittances to Reach Media under the agreements are limited to its Fantastic Voyage® related cash collections. Reach Media bears the risk should the Fantastic Voyage® sustain a loss and bears all credit risk associated with the related passenger cruise package sales. The agreement between Reach and the Foundation automatically renews annually unless termination is mutually agreed or unless a party’s financial requirements are not met, in which case the party not in breach of their obligations has the right, but not the obligation, to terminate unilaterally. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused the postponement of the 2020 Fantastic Voyage cruise. As of June 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, the Foundation owed Reach Media $887,000 and $24,000, respectively, under the agreements for the operation of the cruises.

 

Reach Media provides office facilities (including office space, telecommunications facilities, and office equipment) to the Foundation. Such services are provided to the Foundation on a pass-through basis at cost. Additionally, from time to time, the Foundation reimburses Reach Media for expenditures paid on its behalf at Reach Media-related events. Under these arrangements, as of June 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, the Foundation owed $10,000 and $32,000, respectively, to Reach Media.

 

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For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, Reach Media’s revenues, expenses, and operating income for the Fantastic Voyage were approximately $10.2 million, $8.5 million, and $1.7 million, respectively. The Fantastic Voyage took place during the second quarter of 2019.

 

  (p) Going Concern Assessment

 

As part of its internal control framework, the Company routinely performs a going concern assessment. The Company has concluded that it has sufficient resources to meet its financial obligations, has additional capacity to access ABL Facility funds to finance working capital needs should the need arise, and that cash flows from operations are sufficient to meet the liquidity needs. As a result, the Company is projecting compliance with all debt covenants through the one year period following the financial statement issuance date.

 

Beginning in March 2020, the Company noted that the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government stay at home orders across the markets in which we operate were dramatically impacting certain of the Company's revenues. Most notably, a number of advertisers across significant advertising categories have reduced or ceased advertising spend due to the outbreak and stay at home orders which effectively shut many businesses down.  This has been particularly true within our radio segment which derives substantial revenue from local advertisers who have been particularly hard hit due to social distancing and government interventions. Further, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused the postponement of our 2020 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage cruise and impaired ticket sales and/or caused the postponement of other tent pole special events. We do not carry business interruption insurance to compensate us for losses that may occur as a result of any of these interruptions and continued impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Continued or future outbreaks and/or the speed at which businesses reopen (or reclose) in the markets in which we operate could have material impacts on our liquidity and/or operations including causing potential impairment of assets and of our financial results.

 

Given the expected continued decreases in revenues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we assessed our operations considering a variety of factors, including but not limited to, media industry financial reforecasts for 2020, expected operating results, estimated net cash flows from operations, future obligations and liquidity, capital expenditure commitments and projected debt covenant compliance.  If the Company were unable to meet its financial covenants, an event of default would occur and the Company’s debt would have to be classified as current, which the Company would be unable to repay if lenders were to call the debt.  We concluded that the potential that the Company could incur considerable decreases in operating profits and the resulting impact on the Company’s ability to meet its debt service obligations and debt covenants were probable conditions giving rise to assess whether substantial doubt existed over the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

As a result, the Company performed a complete reforecast of its 2020 anticipated results extending through one year from the date of issuance of the consolidated financial statements. In reforecasting its results, the Company considered the offsetting impact of certain of cost-cutting measures including furloughs, layoffs, salary reductions, other expense reduction (including eliminating travel and entertainment expenses), eliminating discretionary bonuses and merit raises, decreasing or deferring marketing spend, deferring programming/production costs, reducing special events costs, and implementing a hiring freeze on open positions.

 

Out of an abundance of caution and to provide for further liquidity given the uncertainty around the pandemic, the Company drew approximately $27.5 million on its ABL Facility on March 19, 2020.  As of March 31, 2020, that amount remained on the Company’s balance sheet and together with other cash on hand increased our cash balance to approximately $66.4 million. On April 15, 2020, the Company paid interest expense of approximately $12.9 million on its 7.375% Senior Secured Notes, and as of May 22, 2020 our cash on hand balance was approximately $63.3 million.  As of June 30, 2020, that amount remained on the Company’s balance sheet and together with other cash on hand improved our cash balance to approximately $69.7 million.  As of July 28, 2020 our cash on hand balance is approximately $78.7 million. Based on the Company’s forecast operational activity, its ability to manage and delay any capitalized expenditures and additional variable cost-cutting measures, the Company has adequate cash reserves and sufficient liquidity into the foreseeable future or for the next 12 months. As a result of the cost reduction measures that the Company has taken in response to COVID-19, the Company’s cash balance and considering certain remaining countermeasures the Company can implement in the event of further or continued downturn, the Company anticipates meeting its debt service requirements and is projecting compliance with all debt covenants through one year from the date of issuance of the consolidated financial statements. This estimate is, however, subject to substantial uncertainty, in particular due to the unpredictable extent and duration of the impact of COVID-19 on our business, and the concentration of certain of our revenues in areas that could be deemed “hotspots” for the pandemic, and other factors described in Part II, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” herein and Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

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2. ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS:

 

On October 20, 2011, we entered into a time brokerage agreement (“TBA”) with WGPR, Inc. (“WGPR”). Pursuant to the TBA, on October 24, 2011, we began to broadcast programs produced, owned or acquired by the Company on WGPR’s Detroit radio station, WGPR-FM. We paid a monthly fee as well as certain operating costs of WGPR-FM, and in exchange we retained all revenues from the sale of the advertising within the programming we provided. The original term of the TBA was through December 31, 2014; however, in September 2014, we entered into an amendment to the TBA to extend the term of the TBA through December 31, 2019 on which date we ceased operation of the station on our behalf. While we ceased operations of the station on December 31, 2019, the Company continues to provide certain limited management services to the current owner and operator of WGPR.

 

On August 31, 2019, the Company closed on its previously announced sale of assets of its Detroit, Michigan radio station, WDMK-FM and three translators W228CJ, W252BX, and W260CB for approximately $13.5 million to Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. The Company recognized an immaterial loss on the sale of the station during the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

On January 30, 2017, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell certain land, towers and equipment to a third party for $25 million. On May 2, 2017, the Company closed on its previously announced sale, and is leasing certain of the assets back from the buyer as a part of its normal operations. The Company received proceeds of approximately $25.0 million, resulting in an overall net gain on sale of approximately $22.5 million, of which approximately $14.4 million was recognized immediately during the second quarter of 2017, and approximately $8.1 million which was deferred and was recognized into income ratably over the lease term of ten years. Upon adoption of ASC 842 on January 1, 2019, the unamortized portion of this deferred gain, net of tax, was recognized as a cumulative adjustment to equity.

 

On December 19, 2019, we entered into both an asset purchase agreement (“APA”) and a TBA with Guardian Enterprise Group, Inc. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “GEG”) with respect to the acquisition and interim operation of low power television station WQMC-LD in Columbus, Ohio. Pursuant to the TBA, in January 2020, we began to operate WQMC-LD until such time as the purchase transaction can close under the APA. Under the terms of the TBA, we pay a monthly fee as well as certain operating costs of WQMC-LD, and, in exchange, we will retain all revenues from the sale of the advertising within the programming. After receipt of FCC approval, we closed the transactions under the APA and took ownership of WQMC-LD on February 24, 2020 for total consideration of $475,000.

 

3. GOODWILL AND RADIO BROADCASTING LICENSES:

 

Impairment Testing

 

In accordance with ASC 350, “Intangibles - Goodwill and Other,” we do not amortize our indefinite-lived radio broadcasting licenses and goodwill. Instead, we perform a test for impairment annually across all reporting units, or on an interim basis when events or changes in circumstances or other conditions suggest impairment may have occurred in any given reporting unit. Other intangible assets continue to be amortized on a straight-line basis over their useful lives. We perform our annual impairment test as of October 1 of each year. We evaluate all events and circumstances on an interim basis to determine if an interim indicator is present.

 

Valuation of Broadcasting Licenses

 

Beginning in March 2020, the Company noted that the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government stay at home orders were dramatically impacting certain of the Company's revenues. Most notably, a number of advertisers across significant advertising categories have reduced or ceased advertising spend due to the outbreak and stay at home orders which effectively shut many businesses down in the markets in which we operate.  This was particularly true within our radio segment which derives substantial revenue from local advertisers who have been particularly hard hit due to social distancing and government interventions. As a result of COVID-19, the total market revenue growth for certain markets in which we operate was below that assumed in our annual impairment testing. During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recorded a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $47.7 million associated with our Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Richmond and St. Louis radio market broadcasting licenses. We did not identify any impairment indicators for the three months ended June 30, 2020. During the quarter ended June 30, 2019, the Company recorded a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $3.8 million associated with the sale of our Detroit market radio broadcasting licenses.

 

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Valuation of Goodwill

 

As noted above, during the first quarter of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we identified an impairment indicator at certain of our radio markets, and, as such, we performed an interim analysis for certain radio market goodwill. During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recorded a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $6.0 million to reduce the carrying value of our Atlanta and Indianapolis market goodwill balances. We did not identify any impairment indicators at any of our other reportable segments for the three or six months ended June 30, 2020. We did not identify any impairment indicators at any of our reportable segments for the three months ended June 30, 2019. 

 

Goodwill Valuation Results

 

The table below presents the changes in the Company’s goodwill carrying values for its four reportable segments.

 

   Radio
Broadcasting
Segment
   Reach
Media
Segment
   Digital
Segment
   Cable
Television
Segment
   Total 
   (In thousands) 
Gross goodwill  $155,000   $30,468   $27,567   $165,044   $378,079 
Additions                    
Impairments   (5,950)               (5,950)
Accumulated impairment losses   (101,848)   (16,114)   (20,345)       (138,307)
Net goodwill at June 30, 2020  $47,202   $14,354   $7,222   $165,044   $233,822 

 

4. LONG-TERM DEBT:

 

Long-term debt consists of the following:

 

   June 30, 2020   December 31,
2019
 
   (Unaudited)     
   (In thousands) 
2018 Credit Facility  $146,797   $167,145 
MGM National Harbor Loan   56,742    52,099 
2017 Credit Facility   318,980    320,629 
7.375% Senior Secured Notes   350,000    350,000 
Asset-backed credit facility   27,500     
Total debt   900,019    889,873 
Less: current portion of long-term debt   49,997    25,945 
Less: original issue discount and issuance costs   11,638    13,620 
Long-term debt, net  $838,384   $850,308 

 

2018 Credit Facility

 

On December 4, 2018, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a credit agreement (“2018 Credit Facility”), among the Company, the lenders party thereto from time to time, Wilmington Trust, National Association, as administrative agent, and TCG Senior Funding L.L.C, as sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner. The 2018 Credit Facility provided $192.0 million in term loan borrowings, which was funded on December 20, 2018. The net proceeds of term loan borrowings under the 2018 Credit Facility were used to refinance, repurchase, redeem or otherwise repay the Company's outstanding 9.25% senior subordinated notes due 2020.

 

Borrowings under the 2018 Credit Facility are subject to customary conditions precedent, as well as a requirement under the 2018 Credit Facility that (i) the Company's total gross leverage ratio on a pro forma basis be not greater than 8:00 to 1:00 (this total gross leverage ratio test steps down as described below), (ii) neither of the administrative agents under the Company's existing credit facilities nor the trustee under the Company's existing senior secured notes due 2022 have objected to the terms of the new credit documents and (iii) certification by the Company that the terms and conditions of the 2018 Credit Facility satisfy the requirements of the definition of “Permitted Refinancing” (as defined in the agreements governing the Company's existing credit facilities) and neither of the administrative agents under the Company's existing credit facilities notifies the Company within five (5) business days prior to funding the borrowings under the 2018 Credit Facility that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it disagrees).

 

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The 2018 Credit Facility matures on December 31, 2022 (the “Maturity Date”). Interest rates on borrowings under the 2018 Credit Facility will be either (i) from the Funding Date to the Maturity Date, 12.875% per annum, (ii) 11.875% per annum, once 50% of the term loan borrowings have been repaid or (iii) 10.875% per annum, once 75% of the term loan borrowings have been repaid. Interest payments begin on the last day of the 3-month period commencing on the Funding Date.

 

The Company's obligations under the 2018 Credit Facility are not secured. The 2018 Credit Facility is guaranteed on an unsecured basis by each entity that guarantees the Company's outstanding $350.0 million 2017 Credit Facility (as defined below).

  

The term loans could have been voluntarily prepaid prior to February 15, 2020 subject to payment of a prepayment premium. The Company is required to repay principal to the extent then outstanding on each quarterly interest payment date, commencing on the last business day in March 2019, equal to one quarter of 7.5% of the aggregate initial principal amount of all term loans incurred on the Funding Date to December 2019, commencing on the last business day in March 2020, one quarter of 10.0% of the aggregate initial principal amount of all term loans incurred on the Funding Date to December 2021, and, commencing on the last business day in March 2021, one quarter of 12.5% of the aggregate initial principal amount of all term loans incurred on the Funding Date to December 2022. The Company is also required to use 75% of excess cash flow (“ECF payment”) as defined in the 2018 Credit Facility, which exclude any distributions to the Company or its restricted subsidiaries in respect of its interests in the MGM National Harbor to repay outstanding term loans at par, paid semiannually and to use 100% of all distributions to the Company or its restricted subsidiaries received in respect of its interest in the MGM National Harbor to repay outstanding terms loans at par. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company repaid approximately $8.4 million and $20.3 million, respectively under the 2018 Credit Facility. Included in the repayments made during the six months ended June 30, 2020 was approximately $3.8 million in ECF payments in accordance with the agreement. During the three and six months June 30, 2019, the Company repaid approximately $3.6 million and $14.2 million, respectively, under the 2018 Credit Facility.

 

The 2018 Credit Facility contains customary representations and warranties and events of default, affirmative and negative covenants (in each case, subject to materiality exceptions and qualifications). The 2018 Credit Facility also contains certain financial covenants, including a maintenance covenant requiring the Company's total gross leverage ratio to be not greater than 8.0 to 1.00 in 2019, 7.5 to 1.00 in 2020, 7.25 to 1.00 in 2021 and 6.75 to 1.00 in 2022. As of June 30, 2020, the Company was in compliance with all of its financial covenants under the 2018 Credit Facility.

 

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had outstanding approximately $146.8 million on its 2018 Credit Facility. The original issue discount in the amount of approximately $3.8 million and associated debt issuance costs in the amount of $875,000 is being reflected as an adjustment to the carrying amount of the debt obligation and amortized to interest expense over the term of the credit facility using the effective interest rate method. The amortization of deferred financing costs was charged to interest expense for all periods presented. The amount of deferred financing costs included in interest expense for all instruments, for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, was approximately $1.1 million and $964,000, respectively. The amount of deferred financing costs included in interest expense for all instruments, for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, was approximately $2.1 million and $1.9 million, respectively.

 

MGM National Harbor Loan

 

Concurrently, on December 4, 2018, Urban One Entertainment SPV, LLC (“UONESPV”) and its immediate parent, Radio One Entertainment Holdings, LLC (“ROEH”), each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into a credit agreement, providing $50.0 million in term loan borrowings (the “MGM National Harbor Loan”) which was funded on December 20, 2018. On June 25, 2020, the Company borrowed an incremental $3.6 million on the MGM National Harbor Loan and used the proceeds to pay down the higher coupon 2018 Credit Facility by the same amount.

 

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The MGM National Harbor Loan matures on December 31, 2022 and bears interest at 7.0% per annum in cash plus 4.0% per annum paid-in kind. The loan has limited ability to be prepaid in the first two years. The loan is secured on a first priority basis by the assets of UONESPV and ROEH, including all of UONESPV's shares held by ROEH, all of UONESPV's interests in MGM National Harbor, its rights under the joint venture operating agreement governing the MGM National Harbor and UONESPV's obligation to exercise its put right under the joint venture operating agreement in the event of a UONESPV payment default or bankruptcy event, in each case, subject to applicable Maryland gaming laws and approvals. Exercise by UONESPV of its put right under the joint venture operating agreement is subject to required lender consent unless the proceeds are used to retire the MGM National Harbor Loan and any remaining excess is used to repay borrowings, if any, under the 2018 Credit Facility. The MGM National Harbor Loan also contains customary representations and warranties and events of default, affirmative and negative covenants (in each case, subject to materiality exceptions and qualifications).

 

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had outstanding approximately $56.7 million on its MGM National Harbor Loan. The original issue discount in the amount of approximately $1.0 million and associated debt issuance costs in the amount of approximately $1.7 million is being reflected as an adjustment to the carrying amount of the debt obligation and amortized to interest expense over the term of the obligation using the effective interest rate method. The amortization of deferred financing costs was charged to interest expense for all periods presented.

 

2017 Credit Facilities

 

On April 18, 2017, the Company closed on a senior secured credit facility (the “2017 Credit Facility”). The 2017 Credit Facility is governed by a credit agreement by and among the Company, the lenders party thereto from time to time and Guggenheim Securities Credit Partners, LLC, as administrative agent, The Bank of New York Mellon, as collateral agent, and Guggenheim Securities, LLC as sole lead arranger and sole book running manager. The 2017 Credit Facility provides for $350 million in term loan borrowings, all of which was advanced and outstanding on the date of the closing of the transaction.

 

The 2017 Credit Facility matures on the earlier of (i) April 18, 2023, or (ii) in the event such debt is not repaid or refinanced, 91 days prior to the maturity of the Company’s 2022 Notes (as defined below). At the Company’s election, the interest rate on borrowings under the 2017 Credit Facility are based on either (i) the then applicable base rate (as defined in the 2017 Credit Facility) as, for any day, a rate per annum (rounded upward, if necessary, to the next 1/100th of 1%) equal to the greater of (a) the prime rate published in the Wall Street Journal, (b) 1/2 of 1% in excess rate of the overnight Federal Funds Rate at any given time, (c) the one-month LIBOR rate commencing on such day plus 1.00%) and (d) 2%, or (ii) the then applicable LIBOR rate (as defined in the 2017 Credit Facility). The average interest rate was approximately 5.34% for 2020 and was 6.49% for 2019.

 

The 2017 Credit Facility is (i) guaranteed by each entity that guarantees the Company’s 2022 Notes on a pari passu basis with the guarantees of the 2022 Notes and (ii) secured on a pari passu basis with the Company’s 2022 Notes. The Company’s obligations under the 2017 Credit Facility are secured, subject to permitted liens and except for certain excluded assets (i) on a first priority basis by certain notes priority collateral, and (ii) on a second priority basis by collateral for the Company’s asset-backed line of credit. 

 

In addition to any mandatory or optional prepayments, the Company is required to pay interest on the term loans (i) quarterly in arrears for the base rate loans, and (ii) on the last day of each interest period for LIBOR loans. Certain voluntary prepayments of the term loans during the first six months will require an additional prepayment premium. Beginning with the interest payment date occurring in June 2017 and ending in March 2023, the Company will be required to repay principal, to the extent then outstanding, equal to 1∕4 of 1% of the aggregate initial principal amount of all term loans incurred on the effective date of the 2017 Credit Facility. On December 19, 2018, upon drawing under the 2018 Credit Facility and MGM National Harbor Loan, the Company voluntarily prepaid approximately $20.0 million in principal on the 2017 Credit Facility. During each of the three month periods in June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company repaid $824,000 under the 2017 Credit Facility. During each of the six month periods in June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company repaid approximately $1.6 million under the 2017 Credit Facility.

 

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The 2017 Credit Facility contains customary representations and warranties and events of default, affirmative and negative covenants (in each case, subject to materiality exceptions and qualifications) which may be more restrictive than those governing the 2022 Notes. The 2017 Credit Facility also contains certain financial covenants, including a maintenance covenant requiring the Company’s interest expense coverage ratio (defined as the ratio of consolidated EBITDA to consolidated interest expense) to be greater than or equal to 1.25 to 1.00 and its total senior secured leverage ratio (defined as the ratio of consolidated net senior secured indebtedness to consolidated EBITDA) to be less than or equal to 5.85 to 1.00. 

 

The net proceeds from the 2017 Credit Facility were used to prepay in full the Company’s previous senior secured credit facility and the agreement governing such credit facility.

 

The 2017 Credit Facility contains affirmative and negative covenants that the Company is required to comply with, including:

 

  (a) maintaining an interest coverage ratio of no less than:

 

  § 1.25 to 1.00 on June 30, 2017 and the last day of each fiscal quarter thereafter.

 

  (b) maintaining a senior leverage ratio of no greater than:

 

  § 5.85 to 1.00 on June 30, 2017 and the last day of each fiscal quarter thereafter.

 

  (c) limitations on:

 

  § liens;
  § sale of assets;
  § payment of dividends; and
  § mergers.

 

As of June 30, 2020, the Company was in compliance with all of its financial covenants under the 2017 Credit Facility.

 

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had outstanding approximately $319.0 million on its 2017 Credit Facility. The original issue discount is being reflected as an adjustment to the carrying amount of the debt obligations and amortized to interest expense over the term of the credit facility using the effective interest rate method. The amortization of deferred financing costs was charged to interest expense for all periods presented.

 

2022 Notes

 

On April 17, 2015, the Company closed a private offering of $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.375% senior secured notes due 2022 (the “2022 Notes”). The 2022 Notes were offered at an original issue price of 100.0% plus accrued interest from April 17, 2015, and will mature on April 15, 2022. Interest on the 2022 Notes accrues at the rate of 7.375% per annum and is payable semiannually in arrears on April 15 and October 15, which commenced on October 15, 2015. The 2022 Notes are guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior secured basis by the Company’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries, including TV One. 

 

In connection with the closing of the 2022 Notes, the Company and the guarantor parties thereto entered into a Fourth Supplemental Indenture to the indenture governing the 2020 Notes (as defined below). Pursuant to this Fourth Supplemental Indenture, TV One, which previously did not guarantee the 2020 Notes, became a guarantor under the 2020 Notes indentures. In addition, the transactions caused a “Triggering Event” (as defined in the 2020 Notes Indenture) and, as a result, the 2020 Notes became an unsecured obligation of the Company and the subsidiary guarantors and rank equal in right of payment with the Company’s other senior indebtedness.

 

The Company used the net proceeds from the 2022 Notes, to refinance a previous credit agreement, refinance certain TV One indebtedness, and finance the buyout of membership interests of Comcast in TV One and pay the related accrued interest, premiums, fees and expenses associated therewith. 

 

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The 2022 Notes are the Company’s senior secured obligations and rank equal in right of payment with all of the Company’s and the guarantors’ existing and future senior indebtedness, including obligations under the 2017 Credit Facility and the Company’s 2020 Notes (defined below).  The 2022 Notes and related guarantees are equally and ratably secured by the same collateral securing the 2017 Credit Facility and any other parity lien debt issued after the issue date of the 2022 Notes, including any additional notes issued under the Indenture, but are effectively subordinated to the Company’s and the guarantors’ secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the collateral securing such indebtedness that does not also secure the 2022 Notes. Collateral includes substantially all of the Company’s and the guarantors’ current and future property and assets for accounts receivable, cash, deposit accounts, other bank accounts, securities accounts, inventory and related assets including the capital stock of each subsidiary guarantor. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had outstanding approximately $350.0 million of the 2022 Notes.

 

Senior Subordinated Notes

 

On February 10, 2014, the Company closed a private placement offering of $335.0 million aggregate principal amount of 9.25% senior subordinated notes due 2020 (the “2020 Notes”). The 2020 Notes were offered at an original issue price of 100.0% plus accrued interest from February 10, 2014. The 2020 Notes were scheduled to mature on February 15, 2020. Interest accrued at the rate of 9.25% per annum and was payable semiannually in arrears on February 15 and August 15 in the initial amount of approximately $15.5 million, which commenced on August 15, 2014. The 2020 Notes were guaranteed by certain of the Company’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries and any other subsidiaries that guarantee the existing senior credit facility or any of the Company’s other syndicated bank indebtedness or capital markets securities. The Company used the net proceeds from the offering to repurchase or otherwise redeem all of the amounts then outstanding under its previous notes and to pay the related accrued interest, premiums, fees and expenses associated therewith. During the quarter ended December 31, 2018, in conjunction with entering into the 2018 Credit Facility and MGM National Harbor Loan, the Company repurchased approximately $243.0 million of its 2020 Notes at an average price of approximately 100.88% of par. During the quarter ended December 31, 2018, the Company recorded a loss on retirement of debt of approximately $2.8 million. This amount includes a write-off of previously capitalized debt financing costs and original issue discount associated with the 2020 Notes in the amount of $649,000 and also includes approximately $2.1 million associated with the premium paid to the bondholders.

 

On January 17, 2019, the Company announced that it had given the required notice under the indenture governing its 2020 Notes to redeem for cash all outstanding aggregate principal amount of its Notes to the extent outstanding on February 15, 2019 (the "Redemption Date").  The redemption price for the Notes will be 100.0% of the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the Redemption Date. On February 15, 2019, the remaining 2020 Notes were redeemed in full. 

 

Comcast Note

 

The Company also had outstanding a senior unsecured promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $11.9 million due to Comcast (“Comcast Note”). The Comcast Note bears interest at 10.47%, is payable quarterly in arrears, and the entire principal amount is due on April 17, 2019. The Company was contractually required to retire the Comcast Note in February 2019 upon redemption of the remaining 2020 Notes. On February 15, 2019, upon redemption of the remaining 2020 Notes, the Comcast Note was paid in full and retired.

 

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Asset-Backed Credit Facility

 

On April 21, 2016, the Company entered into a senior credit agreement governing an asset-backed credit facility (the “ABL Facility”) among the Company, the lenders party thereto from time to time and Wells Fargo Bank National Association, as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”). The ABL Facility originally provided for $25 million in revolving loan borrowings in order to provide for the working capital needs and general corporate requirements of the Company. On November 13, 2019, the Company entered into an amendment to the ABL Facility, (the “ABL Amendment”), which increased the borrowing capacity from $25 million in revolving loan borrowings to $37.5 million in order to provide for the working capital needs and general corporate requirements of the Company and provides for a letter of credit facility up to $7.5 million as a part of the overall $37.5 million in capacity. The ABL Amendment also redefines the “Maturity Date” to read as follows: “Maturity Date" shall mean the earlier to occur of (a) April 21, 2021 and (b) the date that is thirty (30) days prior to the earlier to occur of (i) the Term Loan Maturity Date (as defined in the Term Loan Credit Agreement as in effect on the Effective Date or as the same may be extended in accordance with the terms of the Term Loan Credit Agreement), and (ii) the Stated Maturity (as defined in the Senior Secured Notes Indenture (as defined in the Term Loan Credit Agreement)) of the Notes (as defined in the Senior Secured Notes Indenture as in effect on the Effective Date or as the same may be extended in accordance with the terms of the Senior Secured Notes Indenture).”

 

At the Company’s election, the interest rate on borrowings under the ABL Facility are based on either (i) the then applicable margin relative to Base Rate Loans (as defined in the ABL Facility) or (ii) the then applicable margin relative to LIBOR Loans (as defined in the ABL Facility) corresponding to the average availability of the Company for the most recently completed fiscal quarter.

 

Advances under the ABL Facility are limited to (a) eighty-five percent (85%) of the amount of Eligible Accounts (as defined in the ABL Facility), less the amount, if any, of the Dilution Reserve (as defined in the ABL Facility), minus (b) the sum of (i) the Bank Product Reserve (as defined in the ABL Facility), plus (ii) the aggregate amount of all other reserves, if any, established by Administrative Agent.

 

All obligations under the ABL Facility are secured by first priority lien on all (i) deposit accounts (related to accounts receivable), (ii) accounts receivable, (iii) all other property which constitutes ABL Priority Collateral (as defined in the ABL Facility).  The obligations are also secured by all material subsidiaries of the Company.

 

Finally, the ABL Facility is subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement (as defined in the ABL Facility) by and among the Administrative Agent, the administrative agent for the secured parties under the Company’s term loan and the trustee and collateral trustee under the senior secured notes indenture.

 

As of December 31, 2019, the Company did not have any borrowings outstanding on its ABL Facility. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had approximately $27.5 million in borrowings outstanding on its ABL Facility.

 

Letter of Credit Facility

 

On February 24, 2015, the Company entered into a letter of credit reimbursement and security agreement. On October 8, 2019, the Company entered into an amendment to its letter of credit reimbursement and security agreement and extended the term to October 8, 2024. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had letters of credit totaling $871,000 under the agreement. Letters of credit issued under the agreement are required to be collateralized with cash.  

 

The Company conducts a portion of its business through its subsidiaries. Certain of the Company’s subsidiaries have fully and unconditionally guaranteed the Company’s 2022 Notes, the Company’s obligations under the 2017 Credit Facility, and the obligations under the 2018 Credit Facility. The Company’s interest in the MGM National Harbor Casino fully guarantees the MGM National Harbor Loan. 

 

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Future Minimum Principal Payments

 

Future scheduled minimum principal payments of debt as of June 30, 2020, are as follows:  

 

   2018
 Credit
Facility
   MGM
National
Harbor Loan
   Asset-backed
Credit Facility
   2017
 Credit
 Facility
   7.38%
Senior
Secured
Notes
 due April
2022
   Total 
   (In thousands) 
July - December 2020  $9,600   $   $   $1,648   $   $11,248 
2021   19,200        27,500    3,297        49,997 
2022   117,997    56,742        3,297    350,000    528,036 
2023               310,738        310,738 
2024                        
2025 and thereafter                        
Total Debt  $146,797   $56,742   $27,500   $318,980   $350,000   $900,019 

  

5. INCOME TAXES:

 

The Company generally utilizes the estimated annual effective tax rate method (“Estimated AETR Method”) prescribed under ASC 740-270, “Interim Reporting” to calculate the provision for income taxes. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recorded a benefit from income taxes of approximately $21.4 million on pre-tax loss from continuing operations of approximately $42.8 million utilizing the actual effective tax rate (“Discrete Method”) for the period. Economic disruptions caused by COVID-19 have impacted the Company’s ability to accurately forecast earnings in certain segments, therefore the Company continues to utilize the Discrete Method to calculate the interim tax provision for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. The Company will continue to evaluate the utilization of the Discrete Method in each future interim period.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) accepted the Company’s petition to extend the time to file certain procedural elections of a subsidiary corporation. The IRS acceptance resulted in a reduction of the valuation allowance against certain deferred tax assets (“DTAs”) for our net operating losses. As a result of the reduction of the valuation allowance, the Company recorded a tax benefit of approximately $12.5 million that is included in the $21.4 million benefit from income taxes recorded for the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

In accordance with ASC 740, “Accounting for Income Taxes”, the Company continues to evaluate the realizability of its net DTAs by assessing the future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in the Company’s financial statements or tax returns, tax planning strategies, and future profitability. As of June 30, 2020, the Company believes it is more likely than not that these DTAs will be realized.  

 

The Company is subject to the continuous examination of our income tax returns by the IRS and other domestic tax authorities. We believe that an adequate provision has been made for any adjustments that may result from tax examinations. The Company does not currently anticipate that the total amounts of unrecognized tax benefits will significantly change within the next twelve months.

 

  6. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

 

On June 16, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an amendment of Urban One's certificate of incorporation to effect a reverse stock split across all classes of common stock by a ratio of not less than one-for-two and not more than one-for-fifty at any time prior to December 31, 2021, with the exact ratio to be set at a whole number within this range as determined by our board of directors in its discretion.

 

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Stock Repurchase Program

 

From time to time, the Company’s Board of Directors has authorized repurchases of shares of the Company’s Class A and Class D common stock. As of March 13, 2020, the Company’s Board authorized a new repurchase plan of up to $2.6 million of the Company’s Class A and Class D shares through December 31, 2020. In addition, on June 11, 2020, the Company’s Board authorized a repurchase of $2.4 million of the Company’s Class D shares. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had $2.6 million remaining under its open authorization with respect to its Class A and Class D common stock. Under open authorizations, repurchases may be made from time to time in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Shares are retired when repurchased. The timing and extent of any repurchases will depend upon prevailing market conditions, the trading price of the Company’s Class A and/or Class D common stock and other factors, and subject to restrictions under applicable law. When in effect, the Company executes upon stock repurchase programs in a manner consistent with market conditions and the interests of the stockholders, including maximizing stockholder value. During the three months ended June 30, 2020, the Company did not repurchase any shares of Class A common stock and repurchased 3,208,288 shares of Class D common stock in the amount of approximately $2.4 million at an average price of $0.76 per share. During the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company repurchased 26,171 shares of Class A common stock in the amount of $56,000 at an average price of $2.14 per share and repurchased 899,765 shares of Class D common stock in the amount of approximately $1.8 million at an average price of $2.01 per share.  During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company did not repurchase any shares of Class A common stock and repurchased 3,208,288 shares of Class D common stock in the amount of approximately $2.4 million at an average price of $0.76 per share. During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company repurchased 48,551 shares of Class A common stock in the amount of $106,000 at an average price of $2.19 per share and repurchased 1,268,671 shares of Class D common stock in the amount of approximately $2.6 million at an average price of $2.02 per share.

 

In addition, the Company has limited but ongoing authority to purchase shares of Class D common stock (in one or more transactions at any time there remain outstanding grants) under the Company’s 2009 Stock Plan and 2019 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan (both as defined below). As of May 21, 2019, the 2019 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan will be used to satisfy any employee or other recipient tax obligations in connection with the exercise of an option or a share grant under the 2009 Stock Plan, to the extent that the Company has capacity under its financing agreements (i.e., its current credit facilities and indentures) (each a “Stock Vest Tax Repurchase”). During the three months ended June 30, 2020, the Company executed a Stock Vest Tax Repurchase of 155,771 shares of Class D Common Stock in the amount of $140,000 at an average price of $0.90 per share. During the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company executed a Stock Vest Tax Repurchase of 6,368 shares of Class D Common Stock in the amount of $13,000 at an average price of $1.98 per share. During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company executed a Stock Vest Tax Repurchase of 703,572 shares of Class D Common Stock in the amount of approximately $1.2 million at an average price of $1.64 per share. During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company executed a Stock Vest Tax Repurchase of 858,119 shares of Class D Common Stock in the amount of approximately $1.7 million at an average price of $1.94 per share.

 

Stock Option and Restricted Stock Grant Plan

 

Our 2009 stock option and restricted stock plan (the “2009 Stock Plan”) was originally approved by the stockholders at the Company’s annual meeting on December 16, 2009.  The Company had the authority to issue up to 8,250,000 shares of Class D Common Stock under the 2009 Stock Plan.  Since its original approval, from time to time, the Board of Directors adopted and, as required, our stockholders approved certain amendments to and restatement of the 2009 Stock Plan (the “Amended and Restated 2009 Stock Plan”). The amendments under the Amended and Restated 2009 Stock Plan primarily affected (i) the number of shares with respect to which options and restricted stock grants may be granted under the 2009 Stock Plan and (ii) the maximum number of shares that can be awarded to any individual in any one calendar year. On April 13, 2015, the Board of Directors adopted, and our stockholders approved on June 2, 2015, an amendment that replenished the authorized plan shares, increasing the number of shares of Class D common stock available for grant back up to 8,250,000 shares. Our new stock option and restricted stock plan (“2019 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan”), currently in effect was approved by the stockholders at the Company’s annual meeting on May 21, 2019.  The Board of Directors adopted, and on May 21, 2019, our stockholders approved, the 2019 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan which is funded with 5,500,000 shares of Class D Common Stock. The Company uses an average life for all option awards. The Company settles stock options upon exercise by issuing stock. As of June 30, 2020, 690,336 shares of Class D common stock were available for grant under the 2019 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan.

 

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On August 7, 2017, the Compensation Committee (“Compensation Committee”) of the Board of Directors of the Company awarded Catherine Hughes, Chairperson, 474,609 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 210,937 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective January 5, 2018, and vested on January 5, 2019.

 

On June 12, 2019, the Compensation Committee awarded Catherine Hughes, Chairperson, 393,685 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 174,971 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective July 5, 2019 and vested on January 6, 2020. 

 

On June 12, 2019, the Compensation Committee awarded Catherine Hughes, Chairperson, 427,148 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 189,843 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective June 5, 2020 and will vest on January 6, 2021. 

 

On August 7, 2017, the Compensation Committee awarded Alfred Liggins, Chief Executive Officer and President, 791,015 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 351,562 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective January 5, 2018, and vested on January 5, 2019.

 

On June 12, 2019, the Compensation Committee awarded Alfred Liggins, Chief Executive Officer and President, 656,142 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 291,619 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective July 5, 2019 and vested on January 6, 2020.

 

On June 12, 2019, the Compensation Committee awarded Alfred Liggins, Chief Executive Officer and President, 711,914 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 316,406 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective June 5, 2020 and will vest on January 6, 2021. 

 

On August 7, 2017, the Compensation Committee awarded Peter Thompson, Chief Financial Officer, 270,833 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 120,370 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective January 5, 2018, and vested on January 5, 2019.

 

 On June 12, 2019, the Compensation Committee awarded Peter Thompson, Chief Financial Officer, 224,654 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 99,846 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective July 5, 2019 and vested on January 6, 2020. 

 

On June 12, 2019, the Compensation Committee awarded Peter Thompson, Chief Financial Officer, 243,750 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 108,333 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective June 5, 2020 and will vest on January 6, 2021. 

 

On August 7, 2017, the Compensation Committee awarded 575,262 shares of restricted stock and 470,000 stock options to certain employees pursuant to the Company’s long-term incentive plan. The grants were effective August 7, 2017. 470,000 shares of restricted stock and 470,000 stock options have vested or will vest in three installments, with the first installment of 33% having vested on January 5, 2018, and the second installment having vested on January 5, 2019, and the remaining installment vesting on January 5, 2020.

 

On October 2, 2017, Karen Wishart, our current Chief Administrative Officer, as part of her employment agreement, received an equity grant of 37,500 shares of the Company's Class D common stock as well as a grant of options to purchase 37,500 shares of the Company's Class D common stock.  The grants have vested or vest in equal increments on each of October 2, 2018, October 2, 2019 and October 2, 2020.

 

On June 12, 2019, the Compensation Committee awarded David Kantor, Chief Executive Officer – Radio Division, 195,242 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 86,774 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective July 5, 2019 and vested on January 6, 2020. 

 

On June 12, 2019, the Compensation Committee awarded David Kantor, Chief Executive Officer – Radio Division, 211,838 restricted shares of the Company’s Class D common stock, and stock options to purchase 94,150 shares of the Company’s Class D common stock. The grants were effective June 5, 2020 and will vest on January 6, 2021. 

 

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Pursuant to the terms of each of our stock plans and subject to the Company’s insider trading policy, a portion of each recipient’s vested shares may be sold in the open market for tax purposes on or about the vesting dates. 

 

Stock-based compensation expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, was $268,000 and $200,000, respectively, and for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, was $661,000 and $711,000, respectively.

 

The Company granted 708,732 stock options during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. No stock options were granted during the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.

 

Transactions and other information relating to stock options for the six months ended June 30, 2020, are summarized below:  

 

   Number of
Options
   Weighted-Average
Exercise Price
   Weighted-Average
Remaining
Contractual Term (In
Years)
   Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2019   4,197,000   $2.13    6.70   $255,000 
Grants   709,000   $2.00           
Exercised   1,033,000   $1.91           
Forfeited/cancelled/expired/settled   24,000   $3.17           
Balance as of June 30, 2020   3,849,000   $2.16    6.84   $206,000 
Vested and expected to vest at June 30, 2020   3,815,000   $2.12    6.82   $206,000 
Unvested at June 30, 2020   726,000   $2.00    9.86   $ 
Exercisable at June 30, 2020   3,123,000   $2.19    6.14   $206,000 

 

The aggregate intrinsic value in the table above represents the difference between the Company’s stock closing price on the last day of trading during the six months ended June 30, 2020, and the exercise price, multiplied by the number of shares that would have been received by the holders of in-the-money options had all the option holders exercised their options on June 30, 2020. This amount changes based on the fair market value of the Company’s stock.

 

There were 1,032,922 options exercised during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. There were no options exercised during the three months ended June 30, 2019 and there were 15,000 options exercised during the six months ended June 30, 2019. No options vested during the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 624,770 options vested during the six months ended June 30, 2020. No options vested during the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 834,530 options vested during the six months ended June 30, 2019.

 

As of June 30, 2020, $252,000 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to stock options is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 6 months. The weighted-average fair value per share of shares underlying stock options was $1.39 at June 30, 2020.

 

The Company granted 1,649,394 shares of restricted stock during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. Each of the three non-executive directors received 18,248 shares of restricted stock or $50,000 worth of restricted stock based upon the closing price of the Company’s Class D common stock on June 16, 2020. The Company granted 100,000 shares of restricted stock during the three months ended June 30, 2019 and granted 880,239 shares of restricted stock during the six months ended June 30, 2019. Each of the four non-executive directors received 25,000 shares of restricted stock or $50,000 worth of restricted stock based upon the closing price of the Company’s Class D common stock on June 17, 2019. 

 

Transactions and other information relating to restricted stock grants for the six months ended June 30, 2020, are summarized below: 

 

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   Shares  

Average

Fair Value

at Grant

Date

 
Unvested at December 31, 2019   1,814,000   $2.14 
Grants   1,649,000   $1.02 
Vested   (1,717,000)  $2.14 
Forfeited/cancelled/expired      $ 
Unvested at June 30, 2020   1,746,000   $1.08 

 

Restricted stock grants were and are included in the Company’s outstanding share numbers on the effective date of grant. As of June 30, 2020, approximately $1.7 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to restricted stock grants is expected to be recognized over the weighted-average period of 7 months.

 

  7. SEGMENT INFORMATION:

 

The Company has four reportable segments: (i) radio broadcasting; (ii) Reach Media; (iii) digital; and (iv) cable television. These segments operate in the United States and are consistently aligned with the Company’s management of its businesses and its financial reporting structure.

 

The radio broadcasting segment consists of all broadcast results of operations. The Reach Media segment consists of the results of operations for the related activities and operations of our syndicated shows. The digital segment includes the results of our online business, including the operations of Interactive One, as well as the digital components of our other reportable segments. The cable television segment consists of the Company’s cable TV operation, including TV One’s and CLEO TV’s results of operations. Corporate/Eliminations represents financial activity associated with our corporate staff and offices and intercompany activity among the four segments.

 

Operating loss or income represents total revenues less operating expenses, depreciation and amortization, and impairment of long-lived assets. Intercompany revenue earned and expenses charged between segments are recorded at estimated fair value and eliminated in consolidation.

 

The accounting policies described in the summary of significant accounting policies in Note 1 – Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies are applied consistently across the segments. 

  

Detailed segment data for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, is presented in the following tables:

 

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    Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
    2020     2019  
    (Unaudited)  
    (In thousands)  
Net Revenue:                
Radio Broadcasting   $ 20,505     $ 49,312  
Reach Media     6,268       18,770  
Digital     6,104       7,673  
Cable Television     43,761       46,430  
Corporate/Eliminations*     (630 )     (614 )
Consolidated   $ 76,008     $ 121,571  
                 
Operating Expenses (including stock-based compensation and excluding depreciation and amortization and impairment of long-lived assets):                
Radio Broadcasting   $ 20,614     $ 31,623  
Reach Media     4,941       15,515  
Digital     5,723       7,165  
Cable Television     16,953       25,188  
Corporate/Eliminations     5,013       5,575  
Consolidated   $ 53,244     $ 85,066  
                 
Depreciation and Amortization:                
Radio Broadcasting   $ 766     $ 851  
Reach Media     60       59  
Digital     277       460  
Cable Television     940       1,901  
Corporate/Eliminations     339       313  
Consolidated   $ 2,382     $ 3,584  
                 
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets:                
Radio Broadcasting   $     $ 3,800  
Reach Media            
Digital            
Cable Television            
Corporate/Eliminations            
Consolidated   $     $ 3,800  
                 
Operating income (loss):                
Radio Broadcasting   $ (875 )   $ 13,038  
Reach Media     1,267       3,196  
Digital     104       48  
Cable Television     25,868       19,341  
Corporate/Eliminations     (5,982 )     (6,502 )
Consolidated   $ 20,382     $ 29,121  

 

* Intercompany revenue included in net revenue above is as follows:

 

Radio Broadcasting   $ (630 )   $ (614 )

  

Capital expenditures by segment are as follows:

 

Radio Broadcasting   $ 557     $ 642  
Reach Media     9       47  
Digital     239       400  
Cable Television     23       62  
Corporate/Eliminations     392       252  
Consolidated   $ 1,220     $ 1,403  

  

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   Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited) 
   (In thousands) 
Net Revenue:          
Radio Broadcasting  $55,421   $86,061 
Reach Media   12,958    25,743 
Digital   12,393    15,110 
Cable Television   91,257    94,253 
Corporate/Eliminations*   (1,146)   (1,147)
Consolidated  $170,883   $220,020 
           
Operating Expenses (including stock-based compensation and excluding depreciation and amortization and impairment of long-lived assets):          
Radio Broadcasting  $47,006   $59,367 
Reach Media   10,836    21,944 
Digital   12,918    14,780 
Cable Television   37,352    51,363 
Corporate/Eliminations   11,096    12,991 
Consolidated  $119,208   $160,445 
           
Depreciation and Amortization:          
Radio Broadcasting  $1,506   $1,719 
Reach Media   119    118 
Digital   765    921 
Cable Television   1,883    8,477 
Corporate/Eliminations   657    623 
Consolidated  $4,930   $11,858 
           
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets:          
Radio Broadcasting  $53,650   $3,800 
Reach Media        
Digital        
Cable Television        
Corporate/Eliminations        
Consolidated  $53,650   $3,800 
           
Operating income (loss):          
Radio Broadcasting  $(46,741)  $21,175 
Reach Media   2,003    3,681 
Digital   (1,290)   (591)
Cable Television   52,022    34,413 
Corporate/Eliminations   (12,899)   (14,761)
Consolidated  $(6,905)  $43,917 

  

* Intercompany revenue included in net revenue above is as follows:

 

Radio Broadcasting  $(1,146)  $(1,147)

 

Capital expenditures by segment are as follows:

 

Radio Broadcasting  $1,520   $863 
Reach Media   66    66 
Digital   436    718 
Cable Television   64    158 
Corporate/Eliminations   564    305 
Consolidated  $2,650   $2,110 

 

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   June 30, 2020   December 31, 2019 
   (Unaudited)     
   (In thousands) 
Total Assets:          
Radio Broadcasting  $650,417   $721,295 
Reach Media   44,258    41,892 
Digital   19,149    22,223 
Cable Television   388,723    388,465 
Corporate/Eliminations   106,498    76,044 
Consolidated  $1,209,045   $1,249,919 

 

  8. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:

 

Royalty Agreements

 

Musical works rights holders, generally songwriters and music publishers, have been traditionally represented by performing rights organizations, such as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”), Broadcast Music, Inc. (“BMI”) and SESAC, Inc. (“SESAC”).  The market for rights relating to musical works is changing rapidly. Songwriters and music publishers have withdrawn from the traditional performing rights organizations, particularly ASCAP and BMI, and new entities, such as Global Music Rights, Inc. (“GMR”), have been formed to represent rights holders. These organizations negotiate fees with copyright users, collect royalties and distribute them to the rights holders.  We currently have arrangements with ASCAP, SESAC and GMR. On April 22, 2020, the Radio Music License Committee (“RMLC”), an industry group which the Company is a part of, and BMI have reached agreement on the terms of a new license agreement that covers the period January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2021. Upon approval of the court of the BMI/RMLC agreement, the Company automatically became a party to the agreement and a license through December 31, 2021.

 

Other Contingencies

 

The Company has been named as a defendant in several legal actions arising in the ordinary course of business. It is management’s opinion, after consultation with its legal counsel, that the outcome of these claims will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

On February 24, 2015, the Company entered into a letter of credit reimbursement and security agreement. On October 8, 2019, the Company entered into an amendment to its letter of credit reimbursement and security agreement and extended the term to October 8, 2024. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had letters of credit totaling $871,000 under the agreement for certain operating leases and certain insurance policies. Letters of credit issued under the agreement are required to be collateralized with cash.

 

Noncontrolling Interest Shareholders’ Put Rights

 

Beginning on January 1, 2018, the noncontrolling interest shareholders of Reach Media have had an annual right to require Reach Media to purchase all or a portion of their shares at the then current fair market value for such shares (the “Put Right”).  This annual right is exercisable for a 30-day period beginning January 1 of each year. The purchase price for such shares may be paid in cash and/or registered Class D common stock of Urban One, at the discretion of Urban One. The noncontrolling interest shareholders of Reach Media did not exercise their Put Right for the 30-day period ending January 30, 2020. Management, at this time, cannot reasonably determine the period when and if the put right will be exercised by the noncontrolling interest shareholders.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following information should be read in conjunction with “Selected Financial Data” and the Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes thereto included elsewhere in this report and the audited financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Introduction

 

Revenue

 

Within our core radio business, we primarily derive revenue from the sale of advertising time and program sponsorships to local and national advertisers on our radio stations. Advertising revenue is affected primarily by the advertising rates our radio stations are able to charge, as well as the overall demand for radio advertising time in a market. These rates are largely based upon a radio station’s audience share in the demographic groups targeted by advertisers, the number of radio stations in the related market, and the supply of, and demand for, radio advertising time. Advertising rates are generally highest during morning and afternoon commuting hours.

 

Net revenue consists of gross revenue, net of local and national agency and outside sales representative commissions. Agency and outside sales representative commissions are calculated based on a stated percentage applied to gross billing.

 

The following chart shows the percentage of consolidated net revenue generated by each reporting segment.

 

  

For The Three Months

Ended June 30,

  

For The Six Months

Ended June 30,

 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Radio broadcasting segment   27.0%   40.6%   32.4%   39.1%
                     
Reach Media segment   8.2%   15.4%   7.6%   11.7%
                     
Digital segment   8.0%   6.3%   7.3%   6.9%
                     
Cable television segment   57.6%   38.2%   53.4%   42.8%
                     
Corporate/eliminations   (0.8)%   (0.5)%   (0.7)%   (0.5)%

 

 The following chart shows the percentages generated from local and national advertising as a subset of net revenue from our core radio business.

 

  

For The Three Months

Ended June 30,

  

For The Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Percentage of core radio business generated from local advertising   50.7%   55.6%   57.0%   58.7%
                     
Percentage of core radio business generated from national advertising, including network advertising   47.5%   35.8%   41.6%   35.7%

 

 

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National and local advertising also includes advertising revenue generated from our digital segment. The balance of net revenue from our radio segment was generated from tower rental income, ticket sales and revenue related to our sponsored events, management fees and other revenue.

 

The following charts show our net revenue (and sources) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

 

  

Three Months Ended

June 30,

         
   2020   2019   $ Change   % Change 
  

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

         
Net Revenue:                    
Radio Advertising  $25,358   $51,771   $(26,413)   (51.0)%
Political Advertising   361    317    44    13.9 
Digital Advertising   6,104    7,663    (1,559)   (20.3)
Cable Television Advertising   18,941    19,816    (875)   (4.4)
Cable Television Affiliate Fees   24,619    26,599    (1,980)   (7.4)
Event Revenues & Other   625    15,405    (14,780)   (95.9)
Net Revenue (as reported)  $76,008   $121,571   $(45,563)   (37.5)%

 

  

Six Months Ended

June 30,

         
   2020   2019   $ Change   % Change 
  

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

         
Net Revenue:                    
Radio Advertising  $63,776   $94,144   $(30,368)   (32.3)%
Political Advertising   2,764    441    2,323    526.8 
Digital Advertising   12,393    15,100    (2,707)   (17.9)
Cable Television Advertising   39,973    40,009    (36)   (0.1)
Cable Television Affiliate Fees   50,826    54,074    (3,248)   (6.0)
Event Revenues & Other   1,151    16,252    (15,101)   (92.9)
Net Revenue (as reported)  $170,833   $220,020   $(49,137)   (22.3)%

  

In the broadcasting industry, radio stations and television stations often utilize trade or barter agreements to reduce cash expenses by exchanging advertising time for goods or services. In order to maximize cash revenue for our spot inventory, we closely manage the use of trade and barter agreements.

 

Within our digital segment, including Interactive One which generates the majority of the Company’s digital revenue, revenue is principally derived from advertising services on non-radio station branded, but Company-owned websites. Advertising services include the sale of banner and sponsorship advertisements. Advertising revenue is recognized either as impressions (the number of times advertisements appear in viewed pages) are delivered, when “click through” purchases are made, or ratably over the contract period, where applicable. In addition, Interactive One derives revenue from its studio operations, in which it provides third-party clients with publishing services including digital platforms and related expertise.  In the case of the studio operations, revenue is recognized primarily through fixed contractual monthly fees and/or as a share of the third party’s reported revenue.

 

Our cable television segment generates the Company’s cable television revenue, and derives its revenue principally from advertising and affiliate revenue. Advertising revenue is derived from the sale of television air time to advertisers and is recognized when the advertisements are run. Our cable television segment also derives revenue from affiliate fees under the terms of various affiliation agreements based upon a per subscriber fee multiplied by most recent subscriber counts reported by the applicable affiliate.

 

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Reach Media primarily derives its revenue from the sale of advertising in connection with its syndicated radio shows, including the Tom Joyner Morning Show and our other syndicated programming assets, including the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show and the DL Hughley Show. Mr. Joyner was a leading nationally syndicated radio personality. Mr. Joyner announced his then forthcoming retirement in 2018 and in December 2019, the Tom Joyner Morning Show ceased being broadcast upon Mr. Joyner’s retirement. Up until his retirement in December 2019, the Tom Joyner Morning Show was broadcast on 71 affiliate stations across the United States. Reach Media also operates www.BlackAmericaWeb.com, an African-American targeted news and entertainment website.  Additionally, Reach Media operates various other event-related activities.

   

Expenses

 

Our significant expenses are: (i) employee salaries and commissions; (ii) programming expenses; (iii) marketing and promotional expenses; (iv) rental of premises for office facilities and studios; (v) rental of transmission tower space; (vi) music license royalty fees; and (vii) content amortization. We strive to control these expenses by centralizing certain functions such as finance, accounting, legal, human resources and management information systems and, in certain markets, the programming management function. We also use our multiple stations, market presence and purchasing power to negotiate favorable rates with certain vendors and national representative selling agencies. In addition to salaries and commissions, major expenses for our internet business include membership traffic acquisition costs, software product design, post-application software development and maintenance, database and server support costs, the help desk function, data center expenses connected with internet service provider (“ISP”) hosting services and other internet content delivery expenses. Major expenses for our cable television business include content acquisition and amortization, sales and marketing. 

 

We generally incur marketing and promotional expenses to increase and maintain our audiences. However, because Nielsen reports ratings either monthly or quarterly, depending on the particular market, any changed ratings and the effect on advertising revenue tends to lag behind both the reporting of the ratings and the incurrence of advertising and promotional expenditures.

  

Measurement of Performance

 

We monitor and evaluate the growth and operational performance of our business using net income and the following key metrics:

 

(a)  Net revenue:  The performance of an individual radio station or group of radio stations in a particular market is customarily measured by its ability to generate net revenue. Net revenue consists of gross revenue, net of local and national agency and outside sales representative commissions consistent with industry practice. Net revenue is recognized in the period in which advertisements are broadcast. Net revenue also includes advertising aired in exchange for goods and services, which is recorded at fair value, revenue from sponsored events and other revenue. Net revenue is recognized for our online business as impressions are delivered, as “click throughs” are made or ratably over contract periods, where applicable. Net revenue is recognized for our cable television business as advertisements are run, and during the term of the affiliation agreements at levels appropriate for the most recent subscriber counts reported by the affiliate, net of launch support.

 

(b)  Broadcast and digital operating income:  Net income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, income taxes, interest expense, interest income, noncontrolling interests in income of subsidiaries, other (income) expense, corporate selling, general and administrative expenses, stock-based compensation, impairment of long-lived assets, (gain) loss on retirement of debt and gain on sale-leaseback, is commonly referred to in the radio broadcasting industry as “station operating income.” However, given the diverse nature of our business, station operating income is not truly reflective of our multi-media operation and, therefore, we now use the term broadcast and digital operating income. Broadcast and digital operating income is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Nevertheless, broadcast and digital operating income is a significant measure used by our management to evaluate the operating performance of our core operating segments. Broadcast and digital operating income provides helpful information about our results of operations, apart from expenses associated with our fixed and long-lived intangible assets, income taxes, investments, impairment charges, debt financings and retirements, corporate overhead and stock-based compensation. Our measure of broadcast and digital operating income is similar to industry use of station operating income; however, it reflects our more diverse business and therefore is not completely analogous to “station operating income” or other similarly titled measures as used by other companies. Broadcast and digital operating income does not represent operating loss or cash flow from operating activities, as those terms are defined under GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to those measurements as an indicator of our performance.

 

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(c)  Broadcast and digital operating income margin:  Broadcast and digital operating income margin represents broadcast and digital operating income as a percentage of net revenue. Broadcast and digital operating income margin is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Nevertheless, we believe that broadcast and digital operating income margin is a useful measure of our performance because it provides helpful information about our profitability as a percentage of our net revenue. Broadcast and digital operating margin includes results from all four segments (radio broadcasting, Reach Media, digital and cable television).

 

(d) Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA consists of net (loss) income plus (1) depreciation and amortization, income taxes, interest expense, noncontrolling interests in income of subsidiaries, impairment of long-lived assets, stock-based compensation, (gain) loss on retirement of debt, gain on sale-leaseback, employment agreement, incentive plan award expenses and other compensation, contingent consideration from acquisition, severance-related costs, cost method investment income, less (2) other income and interest income. Net income before interest income, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization is commonly referred to in our business as “EBITDA.” Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA are not measures of financial performance under GAAP. We believe Adjusted EBITDA is often a useful measure of a company’s operating performance and is a significant measure used by our management to evaluate the operating performance of our business because Adjusted EBITDA excludes charges for depreciation, amortization and interest expense that have resulted from our acquisitions and debt financing, our taxes, impairment charges, and gain on retirements of debt. Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information about the operating performance of our business, apart from the expenses associated with our fixed assets and long-lived intangible assets, capital structure or the results of our affiliated company. Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used as one of the measures for comparing businesses in the broadcasting industry, although our measure of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, including, but not limited to the fact that our definition includes the results of all four of our operating segments (radio broadcasting, Reach Media, digital and cable television). Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA do not purport to represent operating income or cash flow from operating activities, as those terms are defined under GAAP, and should not be considered as alternatives to those measurements as an indicator of our performance. 

 

Summary of Performance

 

The tables below provide a summary of our performance based on the metrics described above: 

 

   Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
   (In thousands, except margin data) 
   (Unaudited) 
Net revenue  $76,008   $121,571   $170,883   $220,020 
Broadcast and digital operating income   30,172    45,113    67,808    78,478 
Broadcast and digital operating income margin   39.7%   37.1%   39.7%   35.7%
Consolidated net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders  $1,420   $6,591   $(21,767)  $3,487 

 

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The reconciliation of net income (loss) to broadcast and digital operating income is as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
   (In thousands, unaudited) 
Consolidated net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders  $1,420   $6,591   $(21,767)  $3,487 
Add back non-broadcast and digital operating income items included in consolidated net income (loss):                    
Interest income   (26)   (63)   (34)   (86)
Interest expense   18,395    20,578    37,533    41,408 
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes   465    3,118    (21,390)   1,807 
Corporate selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation   7,140    8,408    15,472    18,192 
Stock-based compensation   268    200    661    711 
Other income, net   (94)   (1,649)   (1,598)   (3,370)
Depreciation and amortization   2,382    3,584    4,930    11,858 
Impairment of long-lived assets       3,800    53,650    3,800 
Noncontrolling interests in income of subsidiaries   222    546    351    671 
Broadcast and digital operating income  $30,172   $45,113   $67,808   $78,478 

 

The reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA is as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
   (In thousands, unaudited) 
Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation:                    
Consolidated net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, as reported  $1,420   $6,591   $(21,767)  $3,487 
Add back non-broadcast and digital operating income items included in consolidated net income (loss) :                    
Interest income   (26)   (63)   (34)   (86)
Interest expense   18,395    20,578    37,533    41,408 
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes   465    3,118    (21,390)   1,807 
Depreciation and amortization   2,382    3,584    4,930    11,858 
EBITDA  $22,636   $33,808   $(728)  $58,474 
Stock-based compensation   268    200    661    711 
Other income, net   (94)   (1,649)   (1,598)   (3,370)
Noncontrolling interests in income of subsidiaries   222    546    351    671 
Employment Agreement Award, incentive plan award expenses and other compensation   98    806    1,311    2,713 
Contingent consideration from acquisition   66    90    (7)   167 
Severance-related costs   1,261    401    1,587    822 
Impairment of long-lived assets       3,800    53,650    3,800 
Cost method investment income   80    1,628    1,570    3,358 
Adjusted EBITDA  $24,537   $39,630   $56,797   $67,346 

 

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URBAN ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following table summarizes our historical consolidated results of operations:

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 Compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 (In thousands)

 

    Three Months
Ended June 30,
       
    2020     2019     Increase/(Decrease)  
      (Unaudited)              
Statements of Operations:                                
Net revenue   $ 76,008     $ 121,571     $ (45,563 )     (37.5 )%
Operating expenses:                                
Programming and technical, excluding stock-based compensation     23,620       31,225       (7,605 )     (24.4 )
Selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation     22,216       45,233       (23,017 )     (50.9 )
Corporate selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation     7,140       8,408       (1,268 )     (15.1 )
Stock-based compensation     268       200       68       34.0  
Depreciation and amortization     2,382       3,584       (1,202 )     (33.5 )
Impairment of long-lived assets           3,800       (3,800 )     (100.0 )
   Total operating expenses     55,626       92,450       (36,824 )     (39.8 )
   Operating income     20,382       29,121       (8,739 )     (30.0 )
Interest income     26       63       (37 )     (58.7 )
Interest expense     18,395       20,578       (2,183 )     (10.6 )
Other income, net     (94 )     (1,649 )     (1,555 )     (94.3 )
Income before provision for income taxes and noncontrolling interests in income of subsidiaries     2,107       10,255       (8,148 )     (79.5 )
Provision for income taxes     465       3,118       (2,653 )     (85.1 )
   Consolidated net income     1,642       7,137       (5,495 )     (77.0 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests     222       546       (324 )     (59.3 )
Net income attributable to common stockholders   $ 1,420     $ 6,591     $ (5,171 )     (78.5 )%

 

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 Net revenue

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019        
$ 76,008     $ 121,571     $ (45,363 )     (37.5 )%

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2020, we recognized approximately $76.0 million in net revenue compared to approximately $121.6 million during the same period in 2019. These amounts are net of agency and outside sales representative commissions. The decrease in net revenue was due primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic which continued to weaken demand for advertising in general and impaired ticket sales and/or caused the postponement of major tent pole special events. Net revenues from our radio broadcasting segment decreased 58.4% compared to the same period in 2019. Based on reports prepared by the independent accounting firm Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co., LLP (“Miller Kaplan”), the markets we operate in (excluding Richmond and Raleigh, both of which no longer participate in Miller Kaplan) decreased 54.4% in total revenues. We experienced net revenue declines in all of our radio markets for the quarter, primarily due to lower advertising sales. We recognized approximately $43.8 million of revenue from our cable television segment during the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to approximately $46.4 million for the same period in 2019 with the decrease primarily in advertising sales and affiliate fees. Net revenue from our Reach Media segment decreased 66.6% for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, due primarily to the postponement of our 2020 “Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage” cruise. Finally, net revenues for our digital segment decreased approximately $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, primarily due to a decrease in direct and indirect revenues.

  

Operating Expenses

 

Programming and technical, excluding stock-based compensation

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019        
$ 23,620     $ 31,225     $ (7,605 )     (24.4 )%

 

Programming and technical expenses include expenses associated with on-air talent and the management and maintenance of the systems, tower facilities, and studios used in the creation, distribution and broadcast of programming content on our radio stations. Programming and technical expenses for the radio segment also include expenses associated with our programming research activities and music royalties. For our digital segment, programming and technical expenses include software product design, post-application software development and maintenance, database and server support costs, the help desk function, data center expenses connected with ISP hosting services and other internet content delivery expenses. For our cable television segment, programming and technical expenses include expenses associated with technical, programming, production, and content management. The decrease in programming and technical expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 is primarily due to several cost-cutting initiatives, specifically compensation savings from employee layoffs, furloughs and salary reductions and on-air talent reductions. Our radio broadcasting segment generated a decrease of approximately $3.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 due primarily to lower payroll costs and music licensing fees. Our Reach Media segment generated a decrease of approximately $1.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 due primarily to lower payroll and talent costs. Our cable television segment generated a decrease of approximately $3.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 due primarily to lower compensation costs and lower content amortization expense.

 

Selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019        
$ 22,216     $ 45,233     $ (23,017 )     (50.9 )%

 

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Selling, general and administrative expenses include expenses associated with our sales departments, offices and facilities and personnel (outside of our corporate headquarters), marketing and promotional expenses, special events and sponsorships and back office expenses. Expenses to secure ratings data for our radio stations and visitors’ data for our websites are also included in selling, general and administrative expenses. In addition, selling, general and administrative expenses for the radio broadcasting segment and digital segment include expenses related to the advertising traffic (scheduling and insertion) functions. Selling, general and administrative expenses also include membership traffic acquisition costs for our online business. The decrease in expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 is primarily due to special events costs that were eliminated, lower commissions and national representative fees due to declining revenue, lower compensation expenses resulting from employee layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts. Other savings include lower promotional expenses and reduced travel and entertainment spending. Our radio broadcasting segment generated a decrease of approximately $7.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 primarily due to lower compensation costs, national rep fees, special event costs and promotional spending. Our Reach Media segment generated a decrease of approximately $9.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, primarily due to the postponement of our 2020 “Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage” cruise. Our cable television segment generated a decrease of approximately $4.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 primarily due to lower promotional and advertising expenses and lower compensation costs. Our digital segment generated a decrease of approximately $1.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, primarily due to lower compensation and traffic acquisition costs.

 

Corporate selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019        
$ 7,140     $ 8,408     $ (1,268 )     (15.1 )%

 

Corporate expenses consist of expenses associated with our corporate headquarters and facilities, including personnel as well as other corporate overhead functions. The decrease in expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 is primarily due to a decrease in compensation costs.

 

Stock-based compensation

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019        
$ 268     $ 200     $ 68       34.0 %

 

The increase in stock-based compensation for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, is primarily due to grants and vesting of stock awards for certain executive officers and other management personnel.

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019        
$ 2,382     $ 3,584     $ (1,202 )     (33.5 )%

 

The decrease in depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020, was due to the mix of assets approaching or near the end of their useful lives, most notably the Company’s affiliate agreements.

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019        
$     $ 3,800     $ (3,800 )     (100.0 )%

 

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The impairment of long-lived assets for the three months ended June 30, 2019, was related to a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $3.8 million associated with our Detroit market radio broadcasting licenses.

 

Interest expense

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019        
$ 18,395     $ 20,578     $ (2,183)       (10.6 )%

 

Interest expense decreased to approximately $18.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to approximately $20.6, million for the same period in 2019, due to lower overall debt balances outstanding and lower average interest rates on its 2017 Credit Facility.

 

Other income, net

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019        
$ (94 )   $ (1,649 )   $ (1,555 )     (94.3 )%

 

Other income, net, was approximately $94,000 and $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. We recognized other income in the amount of approximately $80,000 and approximately $1.6 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, related to our MGM investment. The decrease is due to the closure of the MGM casino as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Provision for income taxes

 

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)    
2020     2019          
$ 465     $ 3,118       $ (2,653)   (85.1) %  

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, we recorded a provision for income taxes of $465,000 on pre-tax income from continuing operations of approximately $2.1 million based on the actual effective tax rate for the year to date, which results in an effective tax rate of 22.1%. This rate includes $312,000 of tax benefit related to stock based compensation. For the three months ended June 30, 2019, we recorded a provision for income taxes of approximately $3.1 million on pre-tax income from continuing operations of approximately $10.3 million, which results in a tax rate of 30.4%. This tax rate is based on an estimated annual effective tax rate of 30.9%. This rate includes approximately 2.7% of non-tax deductible officer’s compensation, and 1.1% of non-tax deductible meals and entertainment expenses. 

  

Noncontrolling interests in (loss) income of subsidiaries

  

Three Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)    
2020   2019          
$ 222   $ 546       $ (324) (59.3) %  

  

The decrease in noncontrolling interests in income of subsidiaries was due primarily to lower net income recognized by Reach Media during the three months ended June 30, 2020 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2019.

 

Other Data

 

Broadcast and digital operating income

 

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Broadcast and digital operating income decreased to approximately $30.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to approximately $45.1 million for the comparable period in 2019, a decrease of approximately $14.9 million or 33.1%. This decrease was primarily due to declines in net revenue as a result of weakened advertising demand given the COVID-19 pandemic in our radio broadcasting, Reach Media and digital segments, which was partially offset by higher broadcast and digital operating income at our cable television segment. Our radio broadcasting segment generated $77,000 of broadcast and digital operating loss during the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to approximately $17.8 million broadcast and digital operating income during the three months ended June 30, 2019, a decrease of $17.9 million, primarily due to lower net revenues. Reach Media generated approximately $2.0 million of broadcast and digital operating income during the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to approximately $4.0 million during the three months ended June 30, 2019, primarily due to lower net revenues. Our digital segment generated $400,000 of broadcast and digital operating income during the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $520,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2019. The decrease in the digital segment’s broadcast and digital operating income is primarily from lower revenues. Finally, TV One generated approximately $27.9 million of broadcast and digital operating income during the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to approximately $23.0 million during the three months ended June 30, 2019, with the increase primarily due to overall lower expenses.

 

Broadcast and digital operating income margin

 

Broadcast and digital operating income margin increased to 39.7% for the three months ended June 30, 2020, from 37.1% for the comparable period in 2019. The margin increase was primarily attributable to higher broadcast and digital operating income at our cable television segment as noted above.

 

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URBAN ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following table summarizes our historical consolidated results of operations:

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 Compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 (In thousands)

 

    Six Months Ended June 30,        
    2020     2019     Increase/(Decrease)  
      (Unaudited)              
Statements of Operations:                        
Net revenue   $ 170,883     $ 220,020     $ (49,137 )     (22.3 )%
Operating expenses:                                
Programming and technical, excluding stock-based compensation     51,482       62,742       (11,260 )     (17.9 )
Selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation     51,593       78,800       (27,207 )     (34.5 )
Corporate selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation     15,472       18,192       (2,720 )     (15.0 )
Stock-based compensation     661       711       (50 )     (7.0 )
Depreciation and amortization     4,930       11,858       (6,928 )     (58.4 )
Impairment of long-lived assets     53,650       3,800       49,850       1,311.8  
Total operating expenses     177,788       176,103       1,685       1.0  
Operating (loss) income     (6,905 )     43,917       (50,822 )     (115.7 )
Interest income     34       86       (52 )     (60.5 )
Interest expense     37,533       41,408       (3,875 )     (9.4 )
Other income, net     (1,598 )     (3,370 )     (1,772 )     (52.6 )
(Loss) income before (benefit from) provision for income taxes and noncontrolling interests in income of subsidiaries     (42,806 )     5,965       (48,771 )     (817.6 )
(Benefit from) provision for income taxes     (21,390 )     1,807       (23,197 )     (1,283.7 )
Consolidated net (loss) income     (21,416 )     4,158       (25,574 )     (615.1 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests     351       671       (320 )     (47.7 )
Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders   $ (21,767 )   $ 3,487     $ (25,254 )     (724.2 )%

 

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Net revenue

 

Six Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019              
$ 170,883     $ 220,020     $ (49,137 )     (22.3 )%

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, we recognized approximately $170.9 million in net revenue compared to approximately $220.0 million during the same period in 2019. These amounts are net of agency and outside sales representative commissions. The decrease in net revenue was due primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic which continued to weaken demand for advertising in general and impaired ticket sales and/or caused the postponement of major tent pole special events. Net revenues from our radio broadcasting segment for the six months ended June 30, 2020, decreased 35.6% from the same period in 2019. Based on reports prepared by Miller Kaplan, the markets we operate in decreased 32.4% in total revenues. We experienced net revenue declines in all of our radio markets primarily due to lower advertising sales. Reach Media’s net revenues decreased 49.7% for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, due primarily to the postponement of our 2020 “Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage” cruise. We recognized approximately $91.3 million and $94.3 million of revenue from our cable television segment during the six months ended June 30, 2020, and 2019, respectively, due primarily to lower affiliate sales. Net revenue for our digital segment decreased approximately $2.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 primarily from lower direct revenues.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Programming and technical, excluding stock-based compensation

 

Six Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019              
$ 51,482     $ 62,742     $ (11,260)       (17.9 )%

 

Programming and technical expenses include expenses associated with on-air talent and the management and maintenance of the systems, tower facilities, and studios used in the creation, distribution and broadcast of programming content on our radio stations. Programming and technical expenses for the radio segment also include expenses associated with our programming research activities and music royalties. For our internet segment, programming and technical expenses include software product design, post-application software development and maintenance, database and server support costs, the help desk function, data center expenses connected with ISP hosting services and other internet content delivery expenses. For our cable television segment, programming and technical expenses include expenses associated with technical, programming, production, and content management. The decrease in programming and technical expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 is primarily to lower expenses in our radio broadcasting, Reach Media and cable television segments. Our radio broadcasting segment generated a decrease of approximately $3.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 due primarily to lower payroll costs and music licensing fees. Our Reach Media segment generated a decrease of approximately $1.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 due primarily to talent cost reductions. Our cable television segment generated a decrease of approximately $6.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 due primarily to lower content amortization expense, lower compensation costs and reduced advertising and promotional spending.

 

Selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation

 

Six Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019              
$ 51,593     $ 78,800     $ (27,207)       (34.5 )%

 

 

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Selling, general and administrative expenses include expenses associated with our sales departments, offices and facilities and personnel (outside of our corporate headquarters), marketing and promotional expenses, special events and sponsorships and back office expenses. Expenses to secure ratings data for our radio stations and visitors’ data for our websites are also included in selling, general and administrative expenses. In addition, selling, general and administrative expenses for the radio broadcasting segment and internet segment include expenses related to the advertising traffic (scheduling and insertion) functions. Selling, general and administrative expenses also include membership traffic acquisition costs for our online business. Our radio broadcasting segment generated a decrease of approximately $8.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 primarily due to lower payroll costs, national rep fees, special event costs and promotional spending. Our Reach Media segment generated a decrease of approximately $9.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, primarily due to the postponement of our 2020 “Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage” cruise. Our cable television segment generated a decrease of approximately $6.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 primarily due to lower promotional and advertising expenses, compensation costs and travel and entertainment spending. Our digital segment generated a decrease of approximately $1.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, primarily due to lower compensation and traffic acquisition costs.

  

Corporate selling, general and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation

 

Six Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019              
$ 15,472     $ 18,192     $ (2,720 )     (15.0 )%
                             

  

Corporate expenses consist of expenses associated with our corporate headquarters and facilities, including personnel as well as other corporate overhead functions. The decrease in corporate selling, general and was due to a decrease in compensation costs.

 

Stock-based compensation

 

Six Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019              
$ 661     $ 711     $ (50 )     (7.0 )%
                             

 

The decrease in stock-based compensation for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, is primarily due to grants and vesting of stock awards for certain executive officers and other management personnel.

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

Six Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019              
$ 4,930     $ 11,858     $ (6,928 )     (58.4 )%
                             

 

The decrease in depreciation and amortization expense for the six months ended June 30, 2020, was due to the mix of assets approaching or near the end of their useful lives, most notably the Company’s affiliate agreements.

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

Six Months Ended June 30,     Increase/(Decrease)  
2020     2019              
$ 53,650     $ 3,800     $ 49,850       1,311.8 %