We are a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry with 506 theatres and 5,794 screens in the U.S. and Latin America as of September 30, 2013.
- Our circuit is the third largest in the U.S. with 331 theatres and 4,413 screens in 40 states.
- We ranked either #1 or #2 by box office revenues in 25 of our top 30 U.S. markets as of 12/31/2012.
- We are the most geographically diverse circuit in Latin America with 175 theatres and 1,381 screens in 13 countries.
- We have a presence in 14 of the top 15 metropolitan areas in Latin America as of 12/31/2012
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- According to industry sources, 2011 is the third consecutive year in box office history that the U.S. motion picture exhibition industry exceeded $10 billion in box office revenues, with estimated U.S. box office revenues in excess of $10.2 billion.
- Growth in Latin America is expected to continue to be fueled by a combination of robust economies, growing populations, attractive demographics (i.e., a significant teenage population), quality product from Hollywood, including an increasing number of 3-D films, and the continued emergence of a local film industry.
Cinemark has a unique operating philosophy which combines finding the right markets in which to expand, having high-quality, right-sized theatres, and a strong operating discipline, resulting in strong operating performance. We have grown through organic expansion and selective acquisitions, creating a diverse footprint of high quality theatres in high growth markets with superior demographics.
We believe the following strengths allow us to compete effectively.
Disciplined Operating Philosophy. We generated operating income and net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. of $308.6 million and $130.6 million, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2011. Our solid operating performance is a result of our disciplined operating philosophy that centers on building high quality assets, while negotiating favorable theatre level economics, controlling operating costs, and effectively reacting to economic and market changes.
Leading Position in Our U.S. Markets. We have a leading market share in the U.S. metropolitan and suburban markets we serve. For the year ended December 31, 2011, we ranked either first or second based on box office revenues in 24 out of our top 30 U.S. markets, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas, Houston and Salt Lake City.
Strategically Located in Heavily Populated Latin American Markets. Since 1993, we have invested throughout Latin America in response to the continued growth of the region. We currently operate 159 theatres and 1,274 screens in 13 countries. Our international screens generated revenues of $696.1 million, or 30.5% of our total revenue, for the year ended December 31, 2011. We have successfully established a significant presence in major cities in the region, with theatres in twelve of the fifteen largest metropolitan areas. We are the largest exhibitor in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. With a geographically diverse circuit, we are an important distribution channel to the movie studios. Approximately 87% of our international screens offer stadium seating. We are well-positioned with our modern, large-format theatres to take advantage of these factors for further growth and diversification of our revenues.
State-of-the-Art Theatre Circuit. We offer state-of-the-art theatres, which we believe makes our theatres a preferred destination for moviegoers in our markets. We feature stadium seating in approximately 87% of our first run auditoriums. During 2011, we increased the size of our circuit by adding 249 state-of-the-art screens worldwide. We currently have commitments to open 246 additional new screens over the next three years. We have installed digital projection technology in 100% of our first run U.S. auditoriums and plan to install digital projection technology in 100% of our international auditoriums. Approximately 48% of our U.S. screens are 3-D compatible and 37% of our international screens are 3-D compatible. We also converted our six existing film-based IMAX screens to digital projection technology and installed two additional digital IMAX systems during 2011. We currently have 81 XD auditoriums in our theatres and have plans to install 20 to 30 more XD auditoriums during 2012. Our new NextGen theatre concept provides further credence to our commitment to provide a continuing state-of-the-art movie-viewing experience to our patrons.
Solid Balance Sheet with Significant Cash Flow from Operating Activities. We generate significant cash flow from operating activities as a result of several factors, including a geographically diverse and modern theatre circuit and management’s ability to control costs and effectively react to economic and market changes. Additionally, owning land and buildings for 41 of our theatres is a strategic advantage that enhances our cash flows. We believe our expected level of cash flow generation will provide us with the financial flexibility to continue to pursue growth opportunities, support our debt payments and continue to make dividend payments to our stockholders. In addition, as of December 31, 2011, we owned approximately 17.5 million shares of National CineMedia and approximately 1.2 million shares in RealD, both of which offer us an additional source of cash flows. As of December 31, 2011, we had cash and cash equivalents of $521.4 million.
Commitment to Digital Innovation. Our commitment to technological innovation has resulted in us having 3,530 digital auditoriums in the U.S. as of December 31, 2011, 1,844 of which are 3-D compatible. We also had 477 digital auditoriums in our international markets as of December 31, 2011, all of which are 3-D compatible. We are planning to convert 100% of our worldwide circuit to digital projection technology, approximately 40-50% of which will be 3-D compatible. We also plan to expand our XD auditorium footprint in various markets throughout the U.S. and in select international markets, which offers our patrons a premium movie-viewing experience.
Experienced Management. Led by Chairman and founder Lee Roy Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Office Tim Warner, Chief Financial Officer Robert Copple, and President-International Valmir Fernandes, our management team has many years of theatre operating experience, ranging from 15 to 53 years, executing a focused strategy that has led to consistent operating results. This management team has successfully navigated us through many industry and economic cycles.
We believe our disciplined operating philosophy and experienced management team will enable us to continue to enhance our leading position in the motion picture exhibition industry. Key components of our strategy include:
Establish and Maintain Leading Market Positions. We will continue to seek growth opportunities by building or acquiring modern theatres that meet our strategic, financial and demographic criteria. We focus on establishing and maintaining a leading position in the markets we currently serve. We also monitor economic and market trends to ensure we offer a broad range of products and prices that satisfy our patrons.
Continue to Focus on Operational Excellence. We will continue to focus on achieving operational excellence by controlling theatre operating costs and adequately training our staff while continuing to provide leading customer service. Our margins reflect our track record of operating efficiency.
Selectively Build in Profitable, Strategic Latin American Markets. Our continued international expansion will remain focused primarily on Latin America through construction of modern, state-of-the-art theatres in growing urban markets. We have commitments to build six new theatres with 43 screens during 2012 and three new theatres with 22 screens subsequent to 2012, investing an additional $72 million in our Latin American markets. We also plan to install digital projection technology in all of our international auditoriums, which allows us to present 3-D and alternative content in these markets. Approximately 37% of our international auditoriums are 3-D compatible. We have also installed 26 of our proprietary XD auditoriums in our international theatres and have plans to install approximately 15 additional XD auditoriums internationally during 2012.