Perry A. Sook, Founder, Chairman & CEO Tom Carter, President, COO & CFO
This presentation includes forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. Forward-looking statements include information preceded by, followed by, or that includes the words "guidance," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "could," or similar expressions. For these statements, Nexstar claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this presentation, concerning, among other things, future financial performance, including changes in net revenue, cash flow and operating expenses, involve risks and uncertainties, and are subject to change based on various important factors, including the impact of changes in national and regional economies, the ability to service and refinance our outstanding debt, successful integration of acquired television stations and digital businesses (including achievement of synergies and cost reductions), pricing fluctuations in local and national advertising, future regulatory actions and conditions in the television stations' operating areas, competition from others in the broadcast television markets, volatility in programming costs, the effects of governmental regulation of broadcasting, industry consolidation, technological developments and major world news events. Nexstar undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this presentation might not occur. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this presentation. For more details on factors that could affect these expectations, please see Nexstar's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Definitions and Disclosures Regarding non-GAAP Financial Information
Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as net income, plus interest expense (net), loss on extinguishment of debt, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation, amortization of intangible assets and broadcast rights, (gain) loss on asset disposal, goodwill and intangible assets impairment, loss (income) on equity investments, distribution from equity investments and other expense (income), minus reimbursement from the FCC related to station repack and broadcast rights payments. We consider Adjusted EBITDA to be an indicator of our assets' operating performance and a measure of our ability to service debt. It is also used by management to identify the cash available for strategic acquisitions and investments, maintain capital assets and fund ongoing operations and working capital needs. We also believe that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors and lenders as a measure of valuation and ability to service debt.
Given the Company's previous disclosure that effective November 1, 2020 it combined its broadcast and digital operations, commencing with the fourth quarter of 2020, Nexstar no longer reports broadcast cash flow but investors can calculate a comparable metric for the combined broadcast and digital operations by adding back corporate expense to Adjusted EBITDA.
Free cash flow is calculated as net income, plus interest expense (net), loss on extinguishment of debt, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation, amortization of intangible assets and broadcast rights, (gain) loss on asset disposal, stock-based compensation expense, goodwill and intangible assets impairment, loss (income) on equity investments, distribution from equity investments and other expense (income), minus payments for broadcast rights, cash interest expense, capital expenditures, proceeds from disposals of property and equipment, and net operating cash income taxes. We consider Free Cash Flow to be an indicator of our assets' operating performance. In addition, this measure is useful to investors because it is frequently used by industry analysts, investors and lenders as a measure of valuation for broadcast companies, although their definitions of Free Cash Flow may differ from our definition.
For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measurements to the GAAP financial results cited in this presentation, please see the supplemental tables at the end of Nexstar's first quarter financial results press release dated May 4, 2021.
With respect to our forward-looking guidance, no reconciliation between a non-GAAP measure to the closest corresponding GAAP measure is included in this release because we are unable to quantify certain amounts that would be required to be included in the GAAP measure without unreasonable efforts and we believe such reconciliations would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors. In particular, a reconciliation of forward-looking Free Cash Flow to the closest corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable efforts on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability, complexity and low visibility with respect to the charges excluded from these non-GAAP measures such as the measures and effects of stock-based compensation expense specific to equity compensation awards that are directly impacted by unpredictable fluctuations in our stock price and other non-recurring or unusual items such as impairment charges, transaction-related costs and gains or losses on sales of assets. We expect the variability of these items to have a significant, and potentially unpredictable, impact on our future GAAP financial results.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) Overview
North America's largest local media company -
Positioned for the ongoing enhancement of shareholder value
Local media and content leader with unrivaled geographic scale, reach, consumption
#1 US television broadcaster with 199 stations in 116 markets and meaningful presence in top 50 DMAs
Owns or provides services to more than one TV station inover half of its 116 total markets
Long-termrecord of revenue, net income and free cash flow ("FCF") growth
FY20 net revenue of$4.5 bn, net income of $808.1 mm (including one-time transaction expenses of $44.4 mm), Adjusted EBITDA of $2.0 bn and FCF of $1.3 bn (before one-time transaction expenses)
1Q21 net revenue of$1.1 bn, net income of $199.2 mm (including one-time transaction expenses of $1.2 mm), Adjusted EBITDA of $572.6 mm and FCF of $484.6 mm (before one-time transaction expenses)
Capital allocation focused on driving shareholder returns
FY20 paid down~$1.0 bn in debt and returned ~$383 mm to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends
1Q21 paid down~$75 mm in debt and returned ~$151 mm to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends
Leading industry consolidator with proven ability to extract value from M&A activities
Completed highly accretive acquisition of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO) for$7.2 bn in 3Q19
Recurring cash distribution from31% interest in TV Food Network offsets historical Q1 seasonality
Upsized and overachieved year one synergies of$185 mm
In 2020, NXST closed on the sale / purchase of stations with FOX, netting after tax proceeds of~$240 mm for debt reduction and corporate purposes
In 2020, completed the accretive acquisitions of WPIX-TV* and digital consumer product recommendations company BestReviews
Disciplined management team with history of operational excellence and strong record of delivering shareholder value
Accretive M&A, growing dividend, opportunistic share repurchases and leverage reduction
Ongoing focus on expense management and capital structure
CEO / CFO placed 1st in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Institutional Investor All America Executive Team survey for the TMT sectors
Over the last five years, NXST share price performance has significantly outpaced our peer group, the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Russell 3000 indices
*Purchased by Mission Broadcasting.
Largest Local Affiliate Broadcast Group by U.S. TV Household Reach
#1 local broadcast TV affiliate station group and one of the largest producers and
distributors of local news, lifestyle, sports and network programming
% of U.S. Television Households Reached, Inclusive of UHF Discount
39% FCC Cap on National TV Ownership1
25% 25% 25% 24%
Company filings and SNL Kagan. Pro forma for all transactions announced to date.
Includes both Nexstar-owned stations and stations to which Nexstar provides services pursuant to contractual agreements
Superior Geographic Diversification and Scale
Local & Network Affiliated TV Stations1
Local Websites and Mobile Apps
Includes both Nexstar-owned stations and stations to which Nexstar provides services pursuant to contractual agreements.
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