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IMAX Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Jul 25, 2013

NEW YORKJuly 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX:IMX) today reported second quarter 2013 revenues of $82.3 million, adjusted EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company's credit facility of $32.2 million, adjusted net income of $15.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, and reported net income of $11.8 million, or $0.17 per diluted share.  

"In the second quarter we remained focused on executing our strategy of expanding the network and delivering solid global box office and per screen performance, which resulted in strong recurring revenue growth," said Richard L. Gelfond, IMAX Chief Executive Officer. "Strategic investments - including our innovative laser projection system - along with some non-recurring items, contributed to higher operating expenses in the quarter."

"When you take into account the healthy backlog at the end of the second quarter, along with the substantial signing activity over the past few weeks, including last night's Wanda/AMC announcement, the result is a strong pipeline for continued network expansion over the coming years," Gelfond continued. "We believe that this, together with our world-class brand and our increasing ability to tailor our programming globally, positions the Company well for long-term growth and an exciting future."

Network Growth Update

The total IMAX® theatre network consisted of 767 systems as of June 30, 2013, of which 634 were in commercial multiplexes. There were 284 theatre systems in backlog as of June 30, 2013, compared to 280 theatre systems in backlog as ofJune 30, 2012.  With the inclusion of the recently announced 35 theatre agreement with CJ CGV as well as the 45 to 130 theatre agreement with Wanda/AMC, the Company's total year-to-date signings are between 140 and 225, depending on whether Wanda/AMC exercises their option for 80 additional theatres under their most recent agreement.  For a breakdown of theatre system signings, installations, network and backlog by type, please see the end of this press release.

In the second quarter of 2013, the Company signed contracts for 34 theatre systems, of which 25 were in new theatre locations and 9 were a combination of signings for laser systems and upgrades of certain of the Company's film theatres to digital systems in existing theatre locations.  In the quarter, the Company installed 30 theatre systems, of which 29 were in new theatre locations. 

Second-Quarter Segment Results

  • - Revenue from sales and sales-type leases was $17.1 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $14.9 million in the second quarter of 2012, primarily reflecting the installation of 11 full, new theatre systems under sales and sales-type lease arrangements in the most recent second quarter, the same number of theatre installs the Company booked this period last year, and the recognition of revenue related to previously installed digital upgrades.  The Company also installed 1 digital system upgrade under a sales arrangement in the second quarter of 2013, compared to zero such upgrades in the second quarter of 2012.
  • - Revenue from joint revenue-sharing arrangements was $18.3 million in the quarter, compared to $15.6 million in the prior-year period.  During the quarter, the Company installed 18 new theatres under joint revenue-sharing arrangements, compared to 9 in the year-ago period.  The Company had 336 theatres operating under joint revenue-sharing arrangements as of June 30, 2013, as compared to 274 theatres one year prior.
  • - Production and IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) revenues were $26.0 millionin the second quarter of 2013, compared to $19.7 million in the second quarter of 2012.  Gross box office from DMR titles was $219.7 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $173.5 million in the prior-year period.  The average global DMR box office per screen in the second quarter of 2013 was$353,300, compared to $341,900 in the prior-year period.

Conference Call  
The Company will host a conference call today at 8:30 AM ET to discuss its second quarter 2013 financial results.  To access the call via telephone, interested parties should dial (800) 820-0231 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before it begins.  International callers should dial (416) 640-5926.  The participant passcode for the call is 1118760.  This call is also being webcast by Thomson Financial and can be accessed on the 'Investor Relations' section of www.imax.com.  A replay of the call will be available via webcast on the 'Investor Relations' section of www.imax.com or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada) or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 1118760.

About IMAX Corporation  
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New YorkToronto and Los Angeles, with offices inLondonTokyoShanghai and Beijing.  As of June 30, 2013, there were 767 IMAX theatres (634 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 54 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found atwww.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Important factors that could affect these statements include, but are not limited to, general economic, market or business conditions; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by the Company; the performance of IMAX DMR films; competitive actions by other companies; conditions in the in-home and out-of-home entertainment industries; the signing of theater system agreements; changes in laws or regulations; conditions, changes and developments in the commercial exhibition industry; the failure to convert theater system backlog into revenue; risks associated with investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions and any future international expansion, including those related to economic, political and regulatory policies of local governments and laws and policies of the United States andCanada; risks related to the Company's growth and operations in China; the failure to respond to change and advancements in digital technology; risks related to the acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. by Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.; risks related to new business initiatives; the potential impact of increased competition in the markets within which the Company operates; risks related to the Company's inability to protect the Company's intellectual property; risks related to Eastman Kodak bankruptcy and the possibility of constrained film supply; risks related to the Company's implementation of a new enterprise resource planning system; risks related to the Company's prior restatements and the related litigation; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These factors, other risks and uncertainties and financial details are discussed in IMAX's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.