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MDC Partners Inc. Reports Results For The Three And Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Reported revenue increased 7.6% to $375.8 million
  • Organic revenue growth of 7.8% (See Schedule 2)
  • Net income attributable to MDC Partners common shareholders increased to $16.5 million from a loss of ($32.1) million last year
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 16.4% to $53.8 million, with margins of 14.3% (See Schedules 3 and 4)
  • Net New Business wins totaled $25.6 million

YEAR-TO-DATE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Reported revenue increased 11.6% to $1.11 billion
  • Organic revenue growth of 8.4% (See Schedule 2)
  • Net income attributable to MDC Partners common shareholders increased to $14.8 million vs a loss of ($54.9) million last year
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 13.0% to $136.6 million, with margins of 12.3% (See Schedules 4 and 5)
  • Net New Business wins totaled $77.2 million

(NASDAQ: MDCA) – MDC Partners Inc. ("MDC Partners" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Scott Kauffman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MDC Partners, said, "Our business delivered another strong quarter, highlighted by industry-leading organic revenue growth of 7.8%, nearly $26 million of net new business, and increases in both Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin. We're particularly pleased with our ongoing success securing high profile, global and integrated assignments for some of the world's most iconic brands, demonstrating how our portfolio of world-class agencies continues to capitalize on the changing marketing and communications landscape. We're very excited about the opportunity ahead of us."

David Doft, Chief Financial Officer of MDC Partners, said, "It is shaping up to be the improved year we expected, which keeps us on track to achieve all of our full year financial targets. We remain committed to our additional goals of de-leveraging the company over time even while advancing our strategic capabilities, including the reduction of our deferred acquisition consideration and minority interest, as well as our leverage ratio. We continue to believe that an improved balance sheet in conjunction with expanding profits will result in attractive equity returns for shareholders."

Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2017 Financial Results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2017 was $375.8 million, an increase of 7.6%, compared to $349.3 million in the third quarter of 2016. The effect of foreign exchange was positive 0.8%, the impact of non-GAAP acquisitions (dispositions), net was negative 0.9%, and the resulting organic revenue growth was 7.8%. Organic revenue growth for the period was favorably impacted by 180 basis points from increased billable pass-through costs incurred on clients' behalf from certain of our partner firms acting as principal.

Net income attributable to MDC Partners common shareholders in the third quarter of 2017 was $16.5 million compared to a loss of ($32.1) million in the third quarter of 2016. Diluted income per share attributable to MDC Partners common shareholders for the third quarter of 2017 was $0.24 compared to a loss of ($0.62) per share in the third quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2017 was $53.8 million, an increase of 16.4% compared to $46.3 million in the third quarter of 2016, with margins expanding by 110 basis points versus last year.

Revenue for the first nine months of 2017 was $1.11 billion, an increase of 11.6%, compared to $995.3 million in the first nine months of 2016. The effect of foreign exchange was negative 0.4%, the impact of non-GAAP acquisitions (dispositions), net was positive 3.7%, and the resulting organic revenue growth was 8.4%. Organic revenue growth for the period was favorably impacted by 200 basis points from increased billable pass-through costs incurred on clients' behalf from certain of our partner firms acting as principal.

Net income attributable to MDC Partners common shareholders in the first nine months of 2017 was $14.8 million compared to a loss of ($54.9) million in the first nine months of 2016. Diluted income per share attributable to MDC Partners common shareholders for the first nine months of 2017 was $0.24 compared to a loss of ($1.08) per share in the first nine months of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2017 was $136.6 million, an increase of 13.0% compared to $121.0 million in the first nine months of 2016, with margins expanding by 10 basis points versus last year.

Financial Outlook

Guidance for 2017 is maintained as follows:



2017 Guidance






Organic Revenue


approximately 7% growth






Adjusted EBITDA Margin


approximately 60 basis points increase










* The Company has excluded a quantitative reconciliation with respect to the Company's 2017 guidance under the "unreasonable efforts" exception in item 10(e)(1)(i)(B) of Regulation S-K.


Conference Call

Management will host a conference call on Monday, October 30, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. (ET) to discuss results. The conference call will be accessible by dialing 1-412-902-4266 or toll free 1-888-346-6216. An investor presentation has been posted on our website www.mdc-partners.com and may be referred to during the conference call.

A recording of the conference call will be available one hour after the call until 12:00 a.m. (ET), November 6, 2017, by dialing 1-412-317-0088 or toll free 1-877-344-7529 (passcode 10113763), or by visiting our website at www.mdc-partners.com.


About MDC Partners Inc.

MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Its 50+ advertising, public relations, branding, digital, social and event marketing agencies are responsible for some of the most memorable and engaging campaigns for the world's most respected brands. As "The Place Where Great Talent Lives," MDC Partners is known for its unique partnership model, empowering the most entrepreneurial and innovative talent to drive competitive advantage and business growth for clients. By leveraging technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions, MDC Partners drives measurable results and optimizes return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients worldwide. For more information about MDC Partners and its partner firms, visit our website at www.mdc-partners.com and follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mdcpartners.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to its reported results, MDC Partners has included in this earnings release certain financial results that the Securities and Exchange Commission defines as "non-GAAP financial measures." Management believes that such non-GAAP financial measures, when read in conjunction with the Company's reported results, can provide useful supplemental information for investors analyzing period to period comparisons of the Company's results. Such non-GAAP financial measures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, include the following:

(1) Organic Revenue: "Organic revenue growth" and "organic revenue decline" refer to the positive or negative results, respectively, of subtracting both the foreign exchange and acquisition (disposition) components from total revenue growth. The acquisition (disposition) component is calculated by aggregating prior period revenue for any acquired businesses, less the prior period revenue of any businesses that were disposed of during the current period. The organic revenue growth (decline) component reflects the constant currency impact of (a) the change in revenue of the partner firms which the Company has held throughout each of the comparable periods presented, and (b) "non-GAAP acquisitions (dispositions), net". Non-GAAP acquisitions (dispositions), net consists of (i) for acquisitions during the current year, the revenue effect from such acquisition as if the acquisition had been owned during the equivalent period in the prior year and (ii) for acquisitions during the previous year, the revenue effect from such acquisitions as if they had been owned during that entire year (or same period as the current reportable period), taking into account their respective pre-acquisition revenues for the applicable periods, and (iii) for dispositions, the revenue effect from such disposition as if they had been disposed of during the equivalent period in the prior year.

(2) Net New Business: Estimate of annualized revenue for new wins less annualized revenue for losses incurred in the period.

(3) Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that represents operating profit plus depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, deferred acquisition consideration adjustments, distributions from non-consolidated affiliates, and other items. Prior to 2017, Adjusted EBITDA included an additional adjustment for acquisition deal costs. Beginning with 2017, on a prospective basis we no longer include the acquisition deal cost adjustment but we continue to disclose this metric on Schedule 9 for your reference.

Included in this earnings release are tables reconciling MDC Partners' reported results to arrive at certain of these non-GAAP financial measures. We are unable to reconcile our projected 2017 organic revenue growth to the corresponding GAAP measure because we are unable to predict the 2017 impact of foreign exchange due to the unpredictability of future changes in foreign exchange rates and because we are unable to predict the occurrence or impact of any acquisitions, dispositions, or other potential changes. We are unable to reconcile our projected 2017 increase in Adjusted EBITDA margin to the corresponding GAAP measure because the amount and timing of many future charges that impact these measures (such as amortization of future acquired intangible assets, foreign exchange transaction gains or losses, impairment charges, provision or benefit for income taxes, and certain assumptions used in the calculation of deferred acquisition consideration) are variable, uncertain, or out of our control and therefore cannot be reasonably predicted without unreasonable effort, if at all. As a result, we are unable to provide reconciliations of these measures. In addition, we believe such reconciliations could imply a degree of precision that might be confusing or misleading to investors.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The Company's representatives may also make forward-looking statements orally from time to time. Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, earnings guidance, recent business and economic trends, potential acquisitions, and estimates of amounts for redeemable noncontrolling interests and deferred acquisition consideration, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and are subject to change based on a number of factors, including those outlined in this section. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events, if any.

Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • risks associated with severe effects of international, national and regional economic conditions;
  • the Company's ability to attract new clients and retain existing clients;
  • the spending patterns and financial success of the Company's clients;
  • the Company's ability to retain and attract key employees;
  • the Company's ability to remain in compliance with its debt agreements and the Company's ability to finance its contingent payment obligations when due and payable, including but not limited to those relating to redeemable noncontrolling interests and deferred acquisition consideration;
  • the successful completion and integration of acquisitions which complement and expand the Company's business capabilities;
  • foreign currency fluctuations; and
  • risks associated with the ongoing Canadian class litigation claim.

The Company's business strategy includes ongoing efforts to engage in acquisitions of ownership interests in entities in the marketing communications services industry. The Company intends to finance these acquisitions by using available cash from operations, from borrowings under its credit facility and through incurrence of bridge or other debt financing, any of which may increase the Company's leverage ratios, or by issuing equity, which may have a dilutive impact on existing shareholders proportionate ownership. At any given time, the Company may be engaged in a number of discussions that may result in one or more acquisitions. These opportunities require confidentiality and may involve negotiations that require quick responses by the Company. Although there is uncertainty that any of these discussions will result in definitive agreements or the completion of any transactions, the announcement of any such transaction may lead to increased volatility in the trading price of the Company's securities.

Investors should carefully consider these risk factors and the additional risk factors outlined in more detail in the Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption "Risk Factors" and in the Company's other SEC filings.

SCHEDULE 1








MDC PARTNERS INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(US$ in 000s, except share and per share amounts)










Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2017

2016 (1)


2017

2016 (1)















Revenue


$ 375,800

$ 349,254


$ 1,111,032

$ 995,343








Operating expenses:







Cost of services sold


249,418

235,659


754,803

675,940

Office and general expenses


77,910

83,303


251,313

233,840

Depreciation and amortization


11,252

11,412


32,916

34,068

Goodwill impairment


-

29,631


-

29,631



338,580

360,005


1,039,032

973,479

Operating profit (loss)


37,220

(10,751)


72,000

21,864








Other income (expense):







Other, net


8,649

(6,008)


17,812

9,530

Interest expense and finance charges


(16,403)

(16,540)


(48,859)

(49,289)

Loss on redemption of notes


-

-


-

(33,298)

Interest income


145

218


550

599



(7,609)

(22,330)


(30,497)

(72,458)

Income (loss) before income taxes and equity in earnings of non-consolidated affiliates


29,611

(33,081)


41,503

(50,594)

Income tax expense (benefit)


9,049

(1,930)


17,659

1,180

Income (loss) before equity in earnings of non-consolidated affiliates


20,562

(31,151)


23,844

(51,774)

Equity in earnings of non-consolidated affiliates


1,422

70


1,924

9

Net income (loss)


21,984

(31,081)


25,768

(51,765)

Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests


(3,491)

(1,059)


(6,588)

(3,172)

Net income (loss) attributable to MDC Partners Inc.


18,493

(32,140)


19,180

(54,937)

Accretion on convertible preference shares


(1,948)

-


(4,365)

-

Net income (loss) attributable to MDC Partners Inc. common







shareholders


$ 16,545

$ (32,140)


$ 14,815

$ (54,937)








Income (loss) per common share:







Basic:







Net income (loss) attributable to MDC Partners Inc. common







shareholders


$ 0.25

$ (0.62)


$ 0.24

$ (1.08)








Diluted:







Net income (loss) attributable to MDC Partners Inc.







common shareholders


$ 0.24

$ (0.62)


$ 0.24

$ (1.08)








Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:







Basic


57,566,707

52,244,819


53,915,536

50,861,890

Diluted


57,943,080

52,244,819


54,228,208

50,861,890








(1) Revised due to the correction of prior period financial statements relating to the Company's deferred tax liability and income tax expense.

SCHEDULE 2







MDC PARTNERS INC.

UNAUDITED ORGANIC REVENUE GROWTH RECONCILIATION

(US$ in 000s, except percentages)














Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


Revenue $

% Change


Revenue $

% Change

September 30, 2016

$ 349,254



$ 995,343








Organic revenue growth *

27,075

7.8%


83,556

8.4%

Impact of Non-GAAP acquisitions (dispositions), net

(3,153)

(0.9%)


36,489

3.7%

Foreign exchange impact, net

2,624

0.8%


(4,356)

(0.4%)







GAAP revenue growth

26,546

7.6%


115,689

11.6%







September 30, 2017

$ 375,800



$ 1,111,032



* "Organic revenue growth" and "organic revenue decline" refer to the positive or negative results, respectively, of subtracting both the foreign exchange and acquisition (disposition) components from total revenue growth. The acquisition (disposition) component is calculated by aggregating prior period revenue for any acquired businesses, less the prior period revenue of any businesses that were disposed of during the current period. The organic revenue growth (decline) component reflects the constant currency impact of (a) the change in revenue of the partner firms which the Company has held throughout each of the comparable periods presented, and (b) "non-GAAP acquisitions (dispositions), net". Non-GAAP acquisitions (dispositions), net consists of (i) for acquisitions during the current year, the revenue effect from such acquisition as if the acquisition had been owned during the equivalent period in the prior year and (ii) for acquisitions during the previous year, the revenue effect from such acquisitions as if they had been owned during that entire year (or same period as the current reportable period), taking into account their respective pre-acquisition revenues for the applicable periods, and (iii) for dispositions, the revenue effect from such disposition as if they had been disposed of during the equivalent period in the prior year.

Note: Actuals may not foot due to rounding.

SCHEDULE 3


















MDC PARTNERS INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

(US$ in 000s, except percentages)


















For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2017



















































Global


Domestic













Advertising and


Integrated


Creative


Specialized


Media









Communications


Agencies


Agencies


Communications


Services


All Other


Corporate


Total





































































Revenue


$ 375,800


$ 193,979


$ 24,173


$ 40,670


$ 33,027


$ 83,951


$ -


$ 375,800


















Net income attributable to MDC Partners Inc.
















$ 18,493

Adjustments to reconcile to operating profit (loss):

















Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests
















3,491

Equity in earnings of non-consolidated affiliates
















(1,422)

Income tax expense
















9,049

Interest expense and finance charges, net
















16,258

Other, net
















(8,649)

Operating profit (loss)


$ 47,944


$ 19,819


$ 5,716


$ 4,775


$ 2,421


15,213


$ (10,724)


$ 37,220

margin


12.8%


10.2%


23.6%


11.7%


7.3%


18.1%




9.9%


















Additional adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA:

















Depreciation and amortization


10,997


6,359


336


1,220


917


2,165


255


11,252

Stock-based compensation


5,903


3,840


177


659


150


1,077


477


6,380

Deferred acquisition consideration adjustments


(2,462)


1,901


-


136


115


(4,614)


-


(2,462)

Distributions from non-consolidated affiliates **


-


-


-


-


-


-


1,118


1,118

Other items, net ***


-


-


-


-


-


-


330


330


















Adjusted EBITDA *


$ 62,382


$ 31,919


$ 6,229


$ 6,790


$ 3,603


$ 13,841


$ (8,544)


$ 53,838

margin


16.6%


16.5%


25.8%


16.7%


10.9%


16.5%




14.3%




















































* Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure, but as shown above it represents operating profit (loss) plus depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, deferred acquisition consideration adjustments, distributions from non-consolidated affiliates, and other items. Prior to 2017, Adjusted EBITDA included an additional adjustment for acquisition deal costs. Beginning with 2017, on a prospective basis, we no longer include the acquisition deal disclose cost adjustment but we continue to this metric on Schedule 9 for your reference.

** Distributions from non-consolidated affiliates includes (i) cash received for profit distributions from non-consolidated affiliates, and (ii) consideration from the sale of ownership interests in non-consolidated affiliates less contributions to date plus undistributed earnings (losses).

*** Other items, net includes legal fees and related expenses, net of insurance proceeds, relating to the SEC investigation and related class action litigation claims. See Schedule 9 for reconciliation of amounts.



SCHEDULE 4


















MDC PARTNERS INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

(US$ in 000s, except percentages)


















For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2016























































Global


Domestic













Advertising and


Integrated


Creative


Specialized


Media









Communications


Agencies


Agencies


Communications


Services


All Other


Corporate


Total


















Revenue


$ 349,254


$ 177,262


$ 22,181


$ 40,309


$ 34,481


$ 75,021


$ -


$ 349,254




















































Net income attributable to MDC Partners Inc.
















$ (32,140)

Adjustments to reconcile to operating profit (loss):

















Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests
















1,059

Equity in earnings of non-consolidated affiliates
















(70)

Income tax benefit ****
















(1,930)

Interest expense and finance charges, net
















16,322

Other, net
















6,008

Operating profit (loss)


$ (3,700)


$ 2,873


$ 4,688


$ 11,101


$ 466


$ (22,828)


$ (7,051)


$ (10,751)

margin


-1.1%


1.6%


21.1%


27.5%


1.4%


-30.4%




-3.1%


















Additional adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA:

















Depreciation and amortization


11,053


6,111


353


189


2,338


2,062


359


11,412

Goodwill impairment


29,631


-


-


-


-


29,631


-


29,631

Stock-based compensation


4,623


2,890


150


564


70


949


605


5,228

Acquisition deal costs


639


639


-


-


-


-


167


806

Deferred acquisition consideration adjustments


11,152


15,860


(264)


(5,897)


168


1,285


-


11,152

Distributions from non-consolidated affiliates **


-


-


-


-


-


-


1,247


1,247

Other items, net ***


-


-


-


-


-


-


(2,463)


(2,463)


















Adjusted EBITDA *


$ 53,398


$ 28,373


$ 4,927


$ 5,957


$ 3,042


$ 11,099


$ (7,136)


$ 46,262

margin


15.3%


16.0%


22.2%


14.8%


8.8%


14.8%




13.2%




















































* Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure, but as shown above it represents operating profit (loss) plus depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, deferred acquisition consideration adjustments, distributions from non-consolidated affiliates, and other items. Prior to 2017, Adjusted EBITDA included an additional adjustment for acquisition deal costs. Beginning with 2017, on a prospective basis, we no longer include the acquisition deal cost disclose adjustment but we continue to this metric on Schedule 9 for your reference.

** Distributions from non-consolidated affiliates includes (i) cash received for profit distributions from non-consolidated affiliates, and (ii) consideration from the sale of ownership interests in non-consolidated affiliates less contributions to date plus undistributed earnings (losses).

*** Other items, net includes legal fees and related expenses, net of insurance proceeds, relating to the SEC investigation and related class action litigation claims. See Schedule 9 for reconciliation of amounts.

**** Revised due to the correction of prior period financial statements relating to the Company's deferred tax liability and income tax expense. This correction has no impact on Adjusted EBITDA.



SCHEDULE 5


















MDC PARTNERS INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

(US$ in 000s, except percentages)


















For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017























































Global


Domestic













Advertising and


Integrated


Creative


Specialized


Media









Communications


Agencies


Agencies


Communications


Services


All Other


Corporate


Total


















Revenue


$ 1,111,032


$ 576,935


$ 67,473


$ 125,470


$ 103,966


$ 237,188


$ -


$ 1,111,032


















Net income attributable to MDC Partners Inc.
















$ 19,180

Adjustments to reconcile to operating profit (loss):

















Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests
















6,588

Equity in earnings of non-consolidated affiliates
















(1,924)

Income tax expense
















17,659

Interest expense and finance charges, net
















48,309

Other, net
















(17,812)

Operating profit (loss)


$ 100,982


$ 33,765


$ 13,563


$ 13,410


$ 8,618


$ 31,626


$ (28,982)


$ 72,000

margin


9.1%


5.9%


20.1%


10.7%


8.3%


13.3%




6.5%


















Additional adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA:

















Depreciation and amortization


32,052


17,889


1,062


3,657


2,933


6,511


864


32,916

Stock-based compensation


15,271


9,892


502


2,264


464


2,149


1,599


16,870

Deferred acquisition consideration adjustments


13,275


12,367


359


606


429


(486)


-


13,275

Distributions from non-consolidated affiliates **


105


-


-


105


-


-


1,118


1,223

Other items, net ***


-


-


-


-


-


-


365


365


















Adjusted EBITDA *


$ 161,685


$ 73,913


$ 15,486


$ 20,042


$ 12,444


$ 39,800


$ (25,036)


$ 136,649

margin


14.6%


12.8%


23.0%


16.0%


12.0%


16.8%




12.3%




















































* Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure, but as shown above it represents operating profit (loss) plus depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, deferred acquisition consideration adjustments, distributions from non-consolidated affiliates, and other items. Prior to 2017, Adjusted EBITDA included an additional adjustment for acquisition deal costs. Beginning with 2017, on a prospective basis, we no longer include the acquisition deal disclose cost adjustment but we continue to this metric on Schedule 9 for your reference.

** Distributions from non-consolidated affiliates includes (i) cash received for profit distributions from non-consolidated affiliates, and (ii) consideration from the sale of ownership interests in non-consolidated affiliates less contributions to date plus undistributed earnings (losses).

*** Other items, net includes legal fees and related expenses, net of insurance proceeds, relating to the SEC investigation and related class action litigation claims. See Schedule 9 for reconciliation of amounts.



SCHEDULE 6


















MDC PARTNERS INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

(US$ in 000s, except percentages)


















For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016



















































Global


Domestic













Advertising and


Integrated


Creative


Specialized


Media









Communications


Agencies


Agencies


Communications


Services


All Other


Corporate


Total


















Revenue


$ 995,343


$ 489,880


$ 66,274


$ 123,006


$ 96,681


$ 219,502


$ -


$ 995,343


















Net loss attributable to MDC Partners Inc.
















$ (54,937)

Adjustments to reconcile to operating profit (loss):

















Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests
















3,172

Equity in earnings of non-consolidated affiliates
















(9)

Income tax expense ****
















1,180

Interest expense and finance charges, net
















48,690

Loss on redemption of notes
















33,298

Other, net
















(9,530)

Operating profit (loss)


$ 54,846


$ 24,316


$ 14,779


$ 17,860


$ 3,510


$ (5,619)


$ (32,982)


$ 21,864

margin


5.5%


5.0%


22.3%


14.5%


3.6%


-2.6%




2.2%


















Additional adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA:

















Depreciation and amortization


32,802


14,986


1,263


5,123


4,437


6,993


1,266


34,068

Goodwill impairment


29,631


-


-


-


-


29,631

-

-

-

29,631

Stock-based compensation


13,384


9,030


487


1,556


187


2,124


2,059


15,443

Acquisition deal costs


1,106


1,069


-


37


-


-


1,160


2,266

Deferred acquisition consideration adjustments


17,180


20,105


(205)


(5,927)


900


2,307


-


17,180

Distributions from non-consolidated affiliates **


-


-


-


-


-


-


1,247


1,247

Other items, net ***


-


-


-


-


-


-


(725)


(725)


















Adjusted EBITDA *


$ 148,949


$ 69,506


$ 16,324


$ 18,649


$ 9,034


$ 35,436


$ (27,975)


$ 120,974

margin


15.0%


14.2%


24.6%


15.2%


9.3%


16.1%




12.2%




















































* Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure, but as shown above it represents operating profit (loss) plus depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, deferred acquisition consideration adjustments, distributions from non-consolidated affiliates, and other items. Prior to 2017, Adjusted EBITDA included an additional adjustment for acquisition deal costs. Beginning with 2017, on a prospective basis, we no longer include the acquisition deal cost disclose adjustment but we continue to this metric on Schedule 9 for your reference.

** Distributions from non-consolidated affiliates includes (i) cash received for profit distributions from non-consolidated affiliates, and (ii) consideration from the sale of ownership interests in non-consolidated affiliates less contributions to date plus undistributed earnings (losses).

*** Other items, net includes legal fees and related expenses, net of insurance proceeds, relating to the SEC investigation and related class action litigation claims. See Schedule 9 for reconciliation of amounts.

**** Revised due to the correction of prior period financial statements relating to the Company's deferred tax liability and income tax expense. This correction has no impact on Adjusted EBITDA.


SCHEDULE 7






MDC PARTNERS INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(US$ in 000s)













September 30,


December 31,



2017


2016 (1)








(Unaudited)



Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$ 18,861


$ 27,921

Cash held in trusts


5,182


5,341

Accounts receivable, net


438,765


388,340

Expenditures billable to clients


42,332


33,118

Other current assets


27,647


34,862

Total current assets


532,787


489,582

Fixed assets, net


91,153


78,377

Investments in non-consolidated affiliates


5,655


4,745

Goodwill


839,361


844,759

Other intangible assets, net


74,685


85,071

Deferred tax assets


39,598


41,793

Other assets


34,592


33,051

Total assets


$ 1,617,831


$ 1,577,378






Liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests, and shareholders' deficit





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable


$ 232,704


$ 251,456

Trust liability


5,182


5,341

Accruals and other liabilities


289,471


303,581

Advance billings


165,600


133,925

Current portion of long-term debt


300


228

Current portion of deferred acquisition consideration


59,849


108,290

Total current liabilities


753,106


802,821

Long-term debt, less current portion


930,889


936,208

Long-term portion of deferred acquisition consideration


88,419


121,274

Other liabilities


54,657


56,012

Deferred tax liabilities


119,602


110,359

Total liabilities


1,946,673


2,026,674






Redeemable noncontrolling interests


60,092


60,180






Shareholders' deficit





Convertible preference shares (liquidation preference $99,365)


90,220


-

Common shares


351,075


317,784

Shares to be issued


-


2,360

Charges in excess of capital


(307,454)


(311,581)

Accumulated deficit


(562,668)


(581,848)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(5,593)


(1,824)

MDC Partners Inc. shareholders' deficit


(434,420)


(575,109)

Noncontrolling interests


45,486


65,633

Total shareholders' deficit


(388,934)


(509,476)

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests, and shareholders' deficit


$ 1,617,831


$ 1,577,378











(1) Revised due to the correction of prior period financial statements relating to the Company's deferred tax liability and income tax expense.

SCHEDULE 8





MDC PARTNERS INC.

UNAUDITED SUMMARY CASH FLOW DATA

(US$ in 000s)











Nine Months Ended September 30,



2017

2016





Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


$ 22,120

$ (41,387)





Net cash used in investing activities


(19,503)

(14,663)





Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(11,683)

15,131





Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


6

1,196





Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents


$ (9,060)

$ (39,723)





SCHEDULE 9












MDC PARTNERS INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF COMPONENTS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

(US$ in 000s)
























2016


2017


Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

FY


Q1

Q2

Q3

YTD

NON-GAAP ACQUISITIONS (DISPOSITIONS), NET











GAAP revenue from prior year acquisitions *

$ 6,556

$ 2,817

$ 17,083

$ 24,657

$ 51,113


$ 18,552

$ 24,983

$ -

$ 43,535

Foreign exchange impact

39

7

113

1,343

1,502


1,046

1,341

-

2,387

Contribution to organic revenue (growth) decline **

(2,783)

(896)

(3,142)

(3,300)

(10,121)


1,470

(6,399)

-

(4,929)

Prior year revenue from dispositions ***

-

-

-

(499)

(499)


(691)

(660)

(3,153)

(4,504)

Non-GAAP acquisitions (dispositions), net

$ 3,812

$ 1,928

$ 14,054

$ 22,201

$ 41,995


$ 20,377

$ 19,265

$ (3,153)

$ 36,489
























2016


2017


Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

FY


Q1

Q2

Q3

YTD

OTHER ITEMS, NET











SEC investigation and class action litigation expenses

$ 1,486

$ 1,359

$ 767

$ 454

$ 4,066


$ 339

$ 382

$ 330

$ 1,051

SEC final settlement payment

-

-

-

1,500

1,500


-

-

-

-

D&O insurance proceeds

-

(1,107)

(3,230)

(1,583)

(5,920)


(204)

(482)

-

(686)

Total other items, net

$ 1,486

$ 252

$ (2,463)

$ 371

$ (354)


$ 135

$ (100)

$ 330

$ 365
























2016


2017


Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

FY


Q1

Q2

Q3

YTD

CASH INTEREST, NET & OTHER











Cash interest paid

$ (25,703)

$ (1,212)

$ (1,063)

$ (36,692)

$ (64,670)


$ (999)

$ (30,567)

$ (758)

$ (32,324)

Bond interest accrual adjustment

11,995

(15,680)

(14,625)

20,800

2,490


(14,625)

14,625

(14,625)

(14,625)

Adjusted cash interest paid

(13,708)

(16,892)

(15,688)

(15,892)

(62,180)


(15,624)

(15,942)

(15,383)

(46,949)

Interest income

178

203

218

209

808


227

178

145

550

Total cash interest, net & other

$ (13,530)

$ (16,689)

$ (15,470)

$ (15,683)

$ (61,372)


$ (15,397)

$ (15,764)

$ (15,238)

$ (46,399)
























2016


2017


Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

FY


Q1

Q2

Q3

YTD

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, NET











Capital expenditures

$ (5,539)

$ (7,909)

$ (6,275)

$ (9,709)

$ (29,432)


$ (9,413)

$ (11,743)

$ (7,149)

$ (28,305)

Landlord reimbursements

-

871

248

3,651

4,770


75

3,146

1,357

4,578

Total capital expenditures, net

$ (5,539)

$ (7,038)

$ (6,027)

$ (6,058)

$ (24,662)


$ (9,338)

$ (8,597)

$ (5,792)

$ (23,727)
























2016


2017


Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

FY


Q1

Q2

Q3

YTD

MISCELLANEOUS OTHER DISCLOSURES











Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests

$ 859

$ 1,254

$ 1,059

$ 2,046

$ 5,218


$ 883

$ 2,214

$ 3,491

$ 6,588

Cash taxes

$ 143

$ 664

$ 1,991

$ 97

$ 2,895


$ 1,293

$ 2,130

$ 3,486

$ 6,909

Acquisition deal costs

$ 553

$ 907

$ 806

$ 374

$ 2,640


$ 234

$ 242

$ 216

$ 692























* GAAP revenue from prior year acquisitions for 2017 and 2016 relates to acquisitions which occurred in 2016 and 2015, respectively.

** Contributions to organic revenue growth (decline) represents the change in revenue, measured on a constant currency basis, relative to the comparable pre-acquisition period for acquired businesses that is included in the Company's organic revenue growth (decline) calculation.

*** Prior year revenue from dispositions reflects the incremental impact on revenue for the comparable period after the Company's disposition of such disposed business, plus revenue from each business disposed of by the Company in the previous year through the twelve month anniversary of the disposition.

Note: Actuals may not foot due to rounding.











FOR:

MDC Partners Inc.

CONTACT:

Matt Chesler, CFA


745 Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor


VP, Investor Relations and Finance


New York, NY 10151


646-412-6877




mchesler@mdc-partners.com

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