LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. ("AMC" or "the Company"), one of the world's leading theatrical exhibition companies and an industry leader in innovation and operational excellence, today reported results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2014.
Highlights for the quarter include the following:
Total revenues were $633.9 million compared to total revenues of $696.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
Admissions revenues were $417.4 million compared to $467.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Average ticket price increased 5.3% to $9.48.
Food and beverage revenues were $189.1 million, compared to $201.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Food and beverage revenues per patron increased 10.3% to $4.29, representing the highest in the history of the Company.
Earnings from continuing operations were $7.4 million compared to $33.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013, and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.08 compared to $0.45 for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $90.1 million compared to $118.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
Net earnings were $7.4 million compared to $33.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and diluted earnings per share was $0.08 compared to $0.44 for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
"We are pleased to see continued positive results from the ongoing execution of our five strategic action fronts, even as we effectively navigate through a challenging film year," said Gerry Lopez, AMC president and chief executive officer. "Our initiatives are delivering innovation, additional revenue opportunities, improved profit flow-through and better-than-industry results. There is no better evidence than the 10.3% increase in food and beverage revenues per patron during the quarter. In addition, we are energized by the continued year-over-year increases in our reseated theatres. This portion of our fleet, now 48 theatres strong, experienced an impressive 14.3% year-on-year improvement in admissions revenues per screen during the September quarter of 2014, compared to an industry decline of 12.6%."
Mr. Lopez concluded, "As we head into the last quarter of the year and look out to 2015, we believe that our industry leading innovations will continue to contribute to our results, along with an expected stronger slate of movies in the months ahead."
(1) (Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release.)
About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
AMC (NYSE:AMC) is the guest experience leader with 344 locations and 4,959 screens located primarily in the United States. AMC has propelled innovation in the theatrical exhibition industry and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive theatres in the country's top markets, including No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago).