AMC Entertainment Reports First Quarter 2024 Earnings

AMC Entertainment Q1 2024 earnings summary.

May 8, 2024 - 21:40
May 8, 2024 - 22:51
AMC Entertainment Reports First Quarter 2024 Earnings
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. released its earnings for the first quarter of 2024, showing a slight decrease in total revenue and an improvement in net loss compared to the same period last year.

Key Highlights from Q1 2024:

  • Revenue: The company reported revenues of $951.4 million, slightly down from $954.4 million in Q1 2023.
  • Net Loss: AMC reduced its net loss to $163.5 million from $235.5 million in the previous year.
  • Earnings Per Share: Loss per share improved significantly to $0.62 from $1.71 last year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: This metric, which helps understand the company's operational performance, was negative at $31.6 million, a drop from a positive $7.1 million last year. This includes a special benefit the company had last year.
  • Cash Flow: Cash used in operations was slightly less at $188.3 million compared to $189.9 million last year.
  • Cash Reserves: As of March 31, 2024, AMC's cash on hand was $624.2 million.

Comments from CEO Adam Aron:

Adam Aron, Chairman and CEO of AMC, stated, "We're pleased to report that AMC outperformed in the first quarter. Despite challenges from the Hollywood strikes in 2023, we saw a strong turnout in March indicating a robust future for moviegoing."

Aron highlighted that AMC maintained its revenue levels and saw an increase in its domestic market share despite a 6% drop in the North American box office from last year. He credited this performance to strategic cost management and improved profitability per customer.

Financial Strategy and Future Outlook:

AMC has continued to reduce its debt, lowering the principal by $17.5 million early in the quarter by exchanging debt for equity. Since the beginning of 2022, AMC has reduced its debt and deferred rent by nearly $975 million.

Looking forward, Aron expressed optimism about the second half of 2024 and beyond, citing an exciting upcoming film lineup. He also noted AMC's ongoing discussions with major musical artists, announcing a special event with Billie Eilish scheduled for May 16 and 17 to coincide with her next album release.

Overall, AMC remains committed to reducing its debt further, extending debt maturities, and strengthening its financial position to ensure sustained growth and resilience in the evolving entertainment landscape.