Adjusted Free Cash Flow
For the fourth quarter of 2012, adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex was $0.5403 as compared to $0.3570 in the prior year period. The declared dividends per common share of Cineplex were $0.3375 in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $0.3225 in the prior year period. The payout ratios for these periods were 62% and 90%, respectively.
For the year ended December 31, 2012, adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex was $2.0785 as compared to $1.9657 in the prior year. The declared dividends per commons share of Cineplex were $1.3300 in 2012 and $1.2800 in the prior year. The payout rations for these periods were 64% and 65%, respectively.
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, such as statements concerning anticipated future events, results, circumstances, performance or expectations that are not historical facts. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those described in our Annual Information Form and in this news release. Those risks and uncertainties include adverse factors generally encountered in the film exhibition industry such as poor film product and unauthorized copying; the risks associated with national and world events, including war, terrorism, international conflicts, natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, infectious diseases, changes in income tax legislation; and general economic conditions. Many of these risks and uncertainties can affect our actual results and could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement made by us or on our behalf. All forward-looking statements in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements. These statements are made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, we undertake no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third parties in respect of Cineplex Inc. or Cineplex Entertainment Limited Partnership, their financial or operating results or their securities.
About Cineplex Inc.
Cineplex is one of Canada's leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture circuits in the world. A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions and the online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices. Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE - Canada's largest entertainment loyalty program.
Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 134 theatres with 1,449 screens from British Columbia to Quebec, serving approximately 70 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Colossus, Coliseum, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Famous Players and Cinema City. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CGX". More information is available at cineplex.com.
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