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Coinstar, Inc. Announces 2011 Second Quarter Results
Company's Core Businesses Generate Significant Earnings Growth

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) today announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011.

"We had a very solid quarter delivering strong top and bottom line results," said Paul Davis, chief executive officer of Coinstar, Inc. "We are pleased to have won the Safeway Coin business and are excited about the continued market share gains we're enjoying with redbox. The video game rollout has started nicely as we've been able to broaden our demographic reach and provide consumers access to games at affordable prices."

Financial highlights for the 2011 second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011, included:


2011 Second Quarter


2011 Six Months

  • Revenue

$

435.2

million


$

859.3

million

  • Operating income

$

58.2

million


$

89.6

million

  • Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations (See Appendix A)

$

98.7

million


$

167.8

million

  • Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$

0.98



$

1.44


  • Net cash flows from operating activities from continuing operations

$

111.9

million


$

171.9

million

  • Free cash flow from continuing operations (See Appendix A)

$

62.5

million


$

84.0

million

"Our focus on improving operations and investing in the business contributed to our strong earnings growth in the second quarter," said J. Scott Di Valerio, chief financial officer of Coinstar, Inc. "Our solid financial position enables us to prudently invest in our business and opportunistically return capital to our shareholders. We will continue to focus on enhancements to our processes that will help us to drive additional growth and profitability."

Revenue for the second quarter of 2011 increased 27.1% to $435.2 million compared with the second quarter of 2010, driven primarily by redbox revenue growth of 33.8% to $363.9 million reflecting new kiosk installations and growth in same store sales. Coin revenue grew 1.0% to $71.1 million reflecting an increase in the average transaction size.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2011 was $58.2 million, which resulted in an operating margin of 13.4%, compared with operating income of $29.3 million and an operating margin of 8.6% in the second quarter of 2010. The increase in operating margin percentage primarily reflects increasing leverage in expenses related to the redbox segment and that 2010 included a pre-tax charge of approximately $2.0 million related to the company's decision to exit the DVDXpress branded business.

Income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2011 was $31.5 million, or diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.98, compared with $12.8 million, or $0.39 per share, in the second quarter of 2010.

Net income for the second quarter of 2011, which includes both continuing and discontinued operations, was $26.7 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.83, compared with $13.4 million, or $0.41 per share, in the second quarter of 2010.

For the first six months of 2011 revenue was $859.3 million, an increase of 29.1% compared with the first six months of 2010. Operating income for the first six months of 2011 was $89.6 million, which resulted in an operating margin of 10.4%, compared with operating income of $53.9 million and an operating margin of 8.1% in the first six months of 2010. Net income for the first six months of 2011 was $35.2 million, or diluted earnings per share of $1.10, compared with net income of $19.8 million, or $0.62 per share, in the first six months of 2010.

Net cash flows from operating activities from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2011 was $111.9 million, compared with $104.2 million in the second quarter of 2010. Cash paid for capital expenditures for continuing operations for the second quarter of 2011 was $49.4 million, compared with $52.8 million in the second quarter of 2010, with the decrease reflecting fewer planned redbox kiosk installations offset in part by continued investment in infrastructure. Free cash flow from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2011 was $62.5 million, compared with $51.4 million in the second quarter of 2010.

During the second quarter, Coinstar settled the $50 million accelerated share repurchase (ASR) program announced in February 2011. As of the end of the second quarter, the company had a remaining total authorization to repurchase $12.5 million of Coinstar's common stock.

On July 21, 2011, Coinstar announced that the company's board of directors had authorized the repurchase of an additional $250 million, plus the amount of cash proceeds received by the company from the exercise of stock options by its officers, directors and employees, of Coinstar's common stock under an additional share repurchase program. With this authorization and the $12.5 million remaining at the end of the second quarter, Coinstar's total current share repurchase authorization is $262.5 million.

Also, on July 21, 2011, Coinstar announced a new senior credit facility consisting of a senior secured $450 million revolving line of credit commitment that, under certain conditions, may be increased up to an additional $250 million in aggregate, and a senior secured $175 million five-year amortizing term loan facility.

Guidance

For the 2011 full year, Coinstar management updated guidance and now expects:

  • Consolidated revenue between $1.76 billion and $1.85 billion;
  • Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations between $345 million and $360 million;
  • GAAP EPS from continuing operations between $2.90 and $3.15 on a fully diluted basis; and
  • Free cash flow from continuing operations between $115 million and $135 million.

For the 2011 third quarter, Coinstar management expects:

  • Consolidated revenue between $450 million and $470 million;
  • Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations between $93 million and $100 million; and
  • GAAP EPS from continuing operations between $0.83 and $0.93 on a fully diluted basis.

Conference Call

Paul Davis and J. Scott Di Valerio will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT) to review the second quarter results and discuss guidance. The conference call will be webcast live and archived on the Investor Relations section of Coinstar's website at www.coinstarinc.com. A recording of the call will be available approximately two hours after the call ends through August 11, 2011, at 18882868010 or 16178016888, passcode 71692556.

About Coinstar, Inc.

Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) is a leading provider of automated retail solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core automated retail businesses include the well-known redbox® self-service DVD rental and Coinstar® self-service coin-counting brands. The company has approximately 33,300 DVD kiosks and 18,900 coin-counting kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, convenience stores, and restaurants. For more information, visit www.coinstarinc.com.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "goals," variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. The forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding Coinstar, Inc.'s anticipated growth and future operating results. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may vary materially from the results expressed or implied in such statements. Differences may result from actions taken by Coinstar, Inc., as well as from risks and uncertainties beyond Coinstar, Inc.'s control. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the termination, non-renewal or renegotiation on materially adverse terms of our contracts with our significant retailers and suppliers, payment of increased fees to retailers and suppliers, the inability to receive delivery of DVDs on the date of their initial release to the general public, or shortly thereafter, for home entertainment viewing, the effective management of our DVD inventory, the ability to attract new retailers, penetrate new markets and distribution channels and react to changing consumer demands, the ability to achieve the strategic and financial objectives for our entry into or expansion of new businesses, the ability to adequately protect our intellectual property, and the application of substantial federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations specific to our business. The foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is illustrative, but by no means exhaustive. For more information on factors that may affect future performance, please review "Risk Factors" described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements reflect Coinstar, Inc.'s expectations as of the date of this release. Coinstar, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update the information provided herein.

(Financial Statements Follow)


Appendix A


Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures


Non-GAAP measures may be provided as a complement to results provided in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Non-GAAP measures are not a substitute for measures computed in accordance with GAAP. The definitions of such non-GAAP measures are provided below to allow the reader to reconcile non-GAAP data to that presented in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP measures may be different from the presentation of financial information by other companies.


Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations is defined as earnings before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and certain other non-cash charges, including the write-off from early retirement of debt and share-based expenses from continuing operations. We believe adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations is an important non-GAAP measure as it provides additional information to users of the financial statements regarding our ability to service, incur or pay down indebtedness. In addition, management uses this non-GAAP measure internally to evaluate performance and manage operations. See below for reconciliation of the most comparable GAAP measure, income from continuing operations, to adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations.




Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

Dollars in thousands


2011


2010


2011


2010

Income from continuing operations

$

31,461

$

12,841

$

46,303

$

22,080


Depreciation, amortization, and other


35,490


31,612


70,134


64,292


Interest expense, net


6,156


9,073


13,462


18,339


Income taxes


20,110


7,389


29,371


13,395


Share-based payments expense (1)


5,453


4,568


8,493


7,786



Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

$

98,670

$

65,483

$

167,763

$

125,892












(1) Share-based payment expense includes both non-cash share-based compensation expense for executives,

non-employee directors and employees as well as share-based payment expense related to DVD arrangements.



Free cash flow from continuing operations is defined as net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations after cash paid for capital expenditures for continuing operations. We believe free cash flow is an important non-GAAP measure as it provides additional information to users of the financial statements regarding our ability to service, incur or pay down indebtedness and repurchase our common stock. See below for reconciliation of the most comparable GAAP measure, net cash flows from operating activities from continuing operations, to free cash flow from continuing operations.





Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

Dollars in thousands


2011


2010


2011


2010

Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations

$

111,865

$

104,176

$

171,860

$

163,656

Purchase of property and equipment


(49,405)


(52,822)


(87,877)


(84,339)


Free cash flow from continuing operations

$

62,460

$

51,354

$

83,983

$

79,317


COINSTAR, INC.


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET INCOME


(in thousands, except per share data)


(unaudited)














For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months Ended




June 30,


June 30,




2011


2010


2011


2010











Revenue

$

435,228

$

342,356

$

859,300

$

665,478











Expenses:










Direct operating


292,513


241,796


607,586


466,755


Marketing


7,857


5,934


12,974


8,564


Research and development


2,093


1,805


4,300


3,229


General and administrative


39,057


31,876


74,719


63,398


Depreciation and other


34,805


30,627


68,764


62,428


Amortization of intangible assets


685


985


1,370


1,864


Litigation settlement


0


0


0


5,379

Total expenses


377,010


313,023


769,713


611,617











Operating income


58,218


29,333


89,587


53,861











Other income (expense):










Foreign currency and other, net


(491)


(30)


(451)


(47)


Interest income


112


85


192


87


Interest expense


(6,268)


(9,158)


(13,654)


(18,426)




(6,647)


(9,103)


(13,913)


(18,386)











Income from continuing operations before income taxes


51,571


20,230


75,674


35,475

Income tax expense


(20,110)


(7,389)


(29,371)


(13,395)

Income from continuing operations


31,461


12,841


46,303


22,080

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax


(4,722)


526


(11,068)


(2,271)

Net income

$

26,739

$

13,367

$

35,235

$

19,809








































Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Share:










Continuing operations

$

1.03

$

0.40

$

1.50

$

0.70


Discontinued operations


(0.15)


0.02


(0.36)


(0.07)

Basic earnings per share

$

0.88

$

0.42

$

1.14

$

0.63




















Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share:










Continuing operations

$

0.98

$

0.39

$

1.44

$

0.69


Discontinued operations


(0.15)


0.02


(0.34)


(0.07)

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.83

$

0.41

$

1.10

$

0.62




















Weighted average shares used in basic per share calculations


30,542


31,731


30,803


31,340

Weighted average shares used in diluted per share calculations


32,144


32,938


32,141


32,077

COINSTAR, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)












June 30,


December 31,





2011


2010








Assets





Current Assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

$

173,528

$

183,416


Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,193 and $1,131


21,072


25,958


DVD library


118,847


140,324


Deferred income taxes


13,812


13,644


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


19,955


14,736


Assets of business held for sale


0


110,316



Total current assets


347,214


488,394








Property and equipment, net


479,657


444,687

Notes receivable


23,476


0

Deferred income taxes


33,043


59,696

Goodwill and other intangible assets


275,953


277,322

Other long-term assets


12,533


12,612



Total assets

$

1,171,876

$

1,282,711








Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity





Current Liabilities:






Accounts payable

$

148,427

$

161,551


Accrued payable to retailers


109,266


96,764


Other accrued liabilities


111,123


108,422


Current callable convertible debt


0


173,146


Current portion of long-term debt


6,007


7,523


Current portion of capital lease obligations


12,154


17,233


Liabilities of business held for sale


0


68,662



Total current liabilities


386,977


633,301








Long-term debt and other long-term liabilities


319,704


167,261

Capital lease obligations


11,572


12,173



Total liabilities


718,253


812,735








Commitments and contingencies


0


0

Debt conversion feature


0


26,854








Stockholders' Equity:






Preferred stock, $0.001 par value - 5,000,000 shares authorized; no







shares issued or outstanding


0


0


Common stock, $0.001 par value - 60,000,000 and 45,000,000 authorized;







35,096,458 and 34,813,203 shares issued; 30,724,304 and







31,815,085 shares outstanding


471,540


434,169


Treasury stock


(153,425)


(90,076)


Retained earnings


137,214


101,979


Accumulated comprehensive loss


(1,706)


(2,950)



Total stockholders' equity


453,623


443,122



Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

1,171,876

$

1,282,711

COINSTAR, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)









For the Three Months
Ended


For the Six Months
Ended








June 30,


June 30,



2011


2010


2011


2010

Operating Activities:










Net income

$

26,739

$

13,367

$

35,235

$

19,809


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows from












operating activities from continuing operations:













Depreciation and other


34,805


30,627


68,764


62,428





Amortization of intangible assets and deferred financing fees


1,192


1,493


2,385


2,880





Share-based payments expense


5,453


4,570


8,493


7,786





Excess tax benefits on share-based payments


(186)


(5,477)


(2,314)


(6,225)





Deferred income taxes


19,593


5,607


25,949


8,755





Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax


4,722


(526)


11,068


2,271





Non-cash interest on convertible debt


1,626


1,499


3,209


2,958





Other


339


58


477


255


Cash flows from changes in operating assets and liabilities from











continuing operations:


17,582


52,958


18,594


62,739





Net cash flows from operating activities from continuing operations


111,865


104,176


171,860


163,656















Investing Activities:










Purchases of property and equipment


(49,405)


(52,822)


(87,877)


(84,339)


Proceeds from sale of property and equipment


175


230


351


267


Proceeds from sale of businesses, net


12,221


26,078


12,221


26,078


Equity investment


0


0


(2,320)


0





Net cash flows from investing activities from continuing operations


(37,009)


(26,514)


(77,625)


(57,994)















Financing Activities:










Principal payments on capital lease obligations and other debt


(4,932)


(10,668)


(17,073)


(19,343)


Net payments on credit facility


(25,000)


0


(25,000)


0


Excess tax benefits related to share-based payments


186


5,477


2,314


6,225


Repurchases of common stock and ASR program


0


0


(63,349)


0


Proceeds from exercise of stock options


1,080


25,023


1,340


27,250

















Net cash flows from financing activities from continuing operations


(28,666)


19,832


(101,768)


14,132















Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(22)


(354)


645


(851)











Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations


46,168


97,140


(6,888)


118,943















Cash flows from discontinued operations:









Operating cash flows


2,952


(2,934)


9,678


(12,872)

Investing cash flows


(13,452)


3,554


(12,678)


5,371

Financing cash flows


0


(145)


0


(166)



(10,500)


475


(3,000)


(7,667)










Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


35,668


97,615


(9,888)


111,276

Cash and cash equivalents:










Beginning of period


137,860


159,518


183,416


145,857


End of period

$

173,528

$

257,133

$

173,528

$

257,133

Coinstar, Inc.

Business Segment Information

(in thousands)

(unaudited)


During the first quarter of 2011, we added a segment, New Ventures, to our existing segments, redbox, formerly named DVD Services, and Coin, formerly named Coin Services, to reflect changes in how our chief executive officer manages our businesses and allocates resources for the future growth of the company.


As a complement to our Consolidated Statements of Net Income, we are providing the following information related to our business segments, which includes segment operating income (loss). Management, including our chief executive officer, evaluates the performances of our business segments primarily on segment revenue and segment operating income from continuing operations before depreciation, amortization and other, and share-based payments ("segment operating income"). We utilize segment revenue and segment operating income because we believe they provide useful information for effectively allocating resources among business segments, evaluating the health of our business segments based on metrics that management can actively influence, and gauging our investments and our ability to service, incur or pay down debt.




Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,

Dollars in thousands


2011


2010


2011


2010

Revenue:









redbox

$

363,862

$

271,869

$

726,206

$

534,947

Coin


71,065


70,362


132,428


130,280

New Ventures


301


125


666


251

Consolidated revenue

$

435,228

$

342,356

$

859,300

$

665,478

Segment operating income reconciled to GAAP operating income








Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,

Dollars in thousands


2011


2010


2011


2010

Segment operating income (loss) (1)









redbox (2)

$

74,017

$

37,167

$

124,838

$

83,468

Coin


26,800


28,043


47,409


43,063

New Ventures


(4,767)


(1,927)


(7,322)


(3,415)

Subtotal


96,050


63,283


164,925


123,116










Depreciation, amortization and other:









redbox


27,360


23,866


54,458


45,987

Coin


7,451


7,562


14,822


14,621

New Ventures


679


184


854


3,684

Total depreciation, amortization and other


35,490


31,612


70,134


64,292










Share-based compensation expense


2,342


2,338


5,204


4,963










Operating income (loss):









redbox


46,657


13,301


70,380


37,481

Coin


19,349


20,481


32,587


28,442

New Ventures


(5,446)


(2,111)


(8,176)


(7,099)

Share-based compensation expense


(2,342)


(2,338)


(5,204)


(4,963)

Total operating income

$

58,218

$

29,333

$

89,587

$

53,861










(1) Operating income (loss) before depreciation, amortization and other, and share-based compensation expense

(2) Share-based payments expense related to our DVD arrangements have been allocated to our redbox segment

SOURCE Coinstar, Inc.