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RealD Reports Q4 2011 Results

RealD Inc. announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended March 25, 2011.

RealD trades on the NYSE under the symbol RLD.

For more information visit: www.reald.com


Edited press release follows:

RealD Inc. Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011

LOS ANGELES–RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD), a leading global licensor of 3D technologies, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 25, 2011.

Fourth Quarter Ended March 25, 2011

GAAP Results

• Net revenue was $58.5 million, an increase of 6% from $55.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.
• Net revenue results are net of motion picture exhibitor stock option expense (a contra revenue item) of $2.4 million and $21.3 million in the fourth quarters of fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively.
• GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders was $4.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. In the year-ago quarter, the Company recorded a GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders of $20.9 million, or $0.85 per share.
• The Company’s profitability benefited from a product and other gross profit of $3.1 million, an improvement from a product and other gross profit of negative $13.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.
• International markets generated approximately 56% of gross revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.
• The Company’s balance sheet at March 25, 2011 included total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $16.9 million and total debt of $2.3 million.

Non-GAAP Results

• Excluding the impact of motion picture exhibitor option expense, Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders increased to $6.9 million from $0.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.
• Adjusted EBITDA was $17.8 million, an increase of 59% from $11.2 million in the year-ago quarter.
• Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders and Adjusted EBITDA are defined within the section of this press release entitled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”, which also includes reconciliations to their most comparable GAAP measures, net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders and net income (loss), respectively.

“The fourth quarter capped an outstanding fiscal 2011 for RealD,” said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RealD. “Despite challenging box office comparisons that impacted the industry during the quarter, RealD delivered 59% year-over-year growth in Adjusted EBITDA. Equally as important, we deployed a record 3,700 RealD Cinema Systems that will position the Company to benefit from a growing slate of 3D films scheduled for release this summer and beyond. Our significant increase in RealD-enabled screens, particularly in international markets, will enable a larger audience of moviegoers around the world to enjoy RealD’s distinctive and immersive 3D visual experience.”

Key Metrics

• As of March 25, 2011, the Company had deployed approximately 15,000 RealD-enabled screens, an increase of 183% from approximately 5,300 screens at March 26, 2010, and an increase of 33% from approximately 11,300 screens at December 24, 2010.
• Domestic (U.S. and Canada) screens at March 25, 2011 were approximately 8,700, an increase of 156% from approximately 3,400 screens at March 26, 2010, and an increase of 26% from approximately 6,900 screens at December 24, 2010.
• International screens at March 25, 2011 were approximately 6,300, an increase of 232% from approximately 1,900 screens at March 26, 2010, and an increase of 43% from approximately 4,400 screens at December 24, 2010.
• Total locations with RealD-enabled screens at March 25, 2011 were approximately 4,500, including approximately 2,300 domestic locations and approximately 2,200 international locations.
• As of March 25, 2011, all of the Company’s motion picture exhibitor optionees had achieved their screen installation targets required for vesting of all outstanding motion picture exhibitor stock options. As a result, we do not expect that there will be motion picture exhibitor stock option expense/contra revenue in future periods.

Fiscal Year Ended March 25, 2011

GAAP Results

• Net revenue was $246.1 million, an increase of 64% compared to $149.8 million in fiscal 2010.
• Net revenue results are net of motion picture exhibitor stock option expense (a contra revenue item) of $36.4 million and $39.2 million in the fiscal years of 2011 and 2010, respectively.
• GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders was $12.3 million, or $0.29 per share, a decrease from a GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders of $51.2 million, or $2.09 per share, in fiscal 2010.
• International markets generated approximately 55% of gross revenue for the 2011 fiscal year.

Non-GAAP Results

• Excluding the impact of motion picture exhibitor option expense, Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders increased to $24.2 million from a Non-GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders of $12.0 million in fiscal 2010.
• Adjusted EBITDA was $62.2 million, an increase of 174% from $22.7 million in fiscal 2010.
• Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders and Adjusted EBITDA are defined within the section of this press release entitled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”, which also includes reconciliations to their most comparable GAAP measures, net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders and net income (loss), respectively.

3D Theatrical Release Schedule for Fiscal 2012 Ending March 23, 2012
(As of June 9, 2011)
Fiscal Q1 2012

Film

Release Date

Rio 4/15/2011
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 4/29/2011
Thor 5/6/2011
Priest 5/13/2011
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 5/20/2011
Kung Fu Panda 2 5/26/2011
Green Lantern 6/17/2011
Cars 2 6/24/2011

Fiscal Q2 2012

Film

Release Date

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 6/29/2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 7/15/2011
Captain America: The First Avenger 7/22/2011
The Smurfs 7/29/2011
Glee Live! 8/12/2011
Final Destination 5 8/12/2011
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World 8/19/2011
Conan the Barbarian 8/19/2011
Fright Night 8/19/2011
Shark Night 3D 9/2/2011
Lion King 3D 9/16/2011
Dolphin Tale 3D 9/23/2011

Fiscal Q3 2012

Film

Release Date

Three Musketeers 10/14/2011
Contagion 10/21/2011
Puss in Boots 11/4/2011
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 11/4/2011
Immortals 11/11/2011
Happy Feet 2 11/18/2011
Arthur Christmas 11/23/2011
Piranha 3DD 11/23/2011
Hugo Cabret 11/23/2011
The Darkest Hour 12/23/2011
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn 12/23/2011

Fiscal Q4 2012

Film

Release Date

Underworld 4: New Dawn 1/20/2012
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 1/27/2012
Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (re-release) 2/10/2012
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2/17/2012
Dr. Suess’ The Lorax 3/2/2012
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3/2/2012
John Carter 3/9/2012

Source: Rentrak

Conference Call Information

Members of RealD management will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 25, 2011 beginning at 5:00 pm ET (2:00 pm PT), today, June 9, 2011. To access the call via telephone, interested parties should dial (877) 941-2068 (U.S.) or (480) 629-9712 (International) ten minutes prior to the start time and use conference ID 4438065.

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet, hosted at the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.reald.com. An archived replay of the call will be available via webcast at www.reald.com or by dialing (877) 870-5176, or (858) 384-5517 for international callers. The conference ID for the telephone replay is 4438065.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking information and statements, including but not limited to: statements concerning anticipated future financial and operating performance; RealD’s ability to continue to derive substantial revenue from the licensing of RealD’s 3D technologies for use in the motion picture industry, as well as RealD’s ability to generate substantial revenue from the licensing of RealD’s 3D technologies for use in the 3D consumer electronics market; 3D motion picture releases and conversions scheduled for fiscal 2012 ending March 23, 2012, their commercial success and consumer preferences; our ability to increase the number of RealD-enabled screens in domestic and international markets and market share; our ability to supply our solutions to our customers on a timely basis; the progress, timing and amount of expenses associated with RealD’s research and development activities; market and industry trends, including growth in 3D content; and RealD’s projected operating results. These statements are based on our management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside our management’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 25, 2011 and other documents filed with the SEC include a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.

RealD undertakes no obligation to update publicly the information contained in this press release, or any forward-looking statements, to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement RealD’s financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, RealD provides Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders and Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental measures of its performance. The Company defines Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders as net income attributable to common stockholders excluding the impact of motion picture exhibitor option expense. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss), plus net interest expense, income and other taxes, and depreciation and amortization, as further adjusted to eliminate the impact of share based compensation expense, exhibitor option expense and certain other items not considered by RealD management to be indicative of the company’s core operating performance.

RealD presents Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders and Adjusted EBITDA in reporting its financial results to provide investors with additional tools to evaluate RealD’s operating results in a manner that focuses on what RealD’s management believes to be its ongoing business operations. RealD’s management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider any such Non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA is used by management for planning purposes, including: the preparation of internal budgets, forecasts and strategic plans; in analyzing the effectiveness of business strategies; to evaluate potential acquisitions; in making compensation decisions; in communications with its Board of Directors concerning financial performance; and as part of the Company’s credit agreement in which Adjusted EBITDA is used to measure compliance with certain covenants. Because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company’s presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Furthermore, Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for management’s discretionary use, as it does not consider certain cash requirements such as tax and debt service payments.

About RealD Inc.

RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content. RealD’s cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover.

RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com.

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