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CTC Media Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2012

MOSCOW, Nov. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTC Media, Inc. ("CTC Media" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CTCM), Russia's leading independent media company, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Three Months
Ended
September 30,
Nine Months
Ended September 30,
(US$ 000's except per share data) 2011 2012 Change 2011 2012 Change
Total operating revenues $159,578 $162,009 2% $529,602 $540,713 2%
Total operating expenses (133,060) (206,057) 55% (405,411) (485,668) 20%
Total operating expenses before non-recurring items1 (116,217) (123,554) 6% (388,568) (403,165) 4%
OIBDA2 31,298 (39,137) -225% 137,116 70,096 -49%
OIBDA margin2 19.6% -24.2% -223% 25.9% 13.0% -50%
Adjusted OIBDA3 48,141 43,366 -10% 153,959 152,599 -1%
Adjusted OIBDA margin2 30.2% 26.8% -11% 29.1% 28.2% -3%
Net income (loss) attributable to CTC Media, Inc. stockholders 16,393 (38,480) -335% 77,653 28,188 -64%
Fully diluted earnings per share $0.10 ($0.24) -340% $0.49 $0.18 -63%
Adjusted net income attributable to CTC Media, Inc. stockholders3 29,867 27,522 -8% 91,127 94,190 3%
Adjusted diluted earnings per share3 $0.19 $0.17 -11% $0.58 $0.60 3%
1 Total operating expenses (before non-recurring items) is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes a $16.8 million non-recurring charge arising primarily from the impairment of the PERETZ trade name in the third quarter of 2011 and a $82.5 million non-recurring charge arising from the impairment of analog broadcasting licenses in the third quarter of 2012. Please see the accompanying financial tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation of total operating expenses (before non-recurring items) to GAAP total operating expenses.
2 OIBDA is defined as operating income before depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of programming rights and sublicensing rights). OIBDA margin is defined as OIBDA divided by total operating revenues. Both OIBDA and OIBDA margin are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the accompanying financial tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation of OIBDA to operating income and OIBDA margin to operating income margin.
3 All adjusted numbers are non-GAAP financial measures reported before the non-recurring items described above. Please see the accompanying financial tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation of adjusted OIBDA to OIBDA, adjusted net income to GAAP reported net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share to GAAP reported earnings per share.

THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total revenues of $162.0 million – up 12% year-on-year in ruble terms
  • Russian advertising revenues up 11% year-on-year in ruble terms
  • Adjusted OIBDA of $43.4 million with an adjusted OIBDA margin of 26.8%
  • Adjusted fully diluted earnings per share of $0.17 (Q3 2011: $0.19)
  • Net cash position1 of $96.4 million at the end of the period
  • The Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.13 per share to be paid on or about December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 1, 2012.

OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nikolay Surikov appointed as CFO in October
  • Natalia Bilan appointed as Head of Story First Production, Natalia Korotkova appointed as Head of Domashny Channel and Konstantin Khachaturov appointed as Chief Business Support Officer in October
  • Combined Russian national inventory fully sold-out for Q3 and approximately 95% sold-out for the full year
  • New logo and on-air identity of CTC Channel launched in September
  • CTC Media content made available on Sony Entertainment Network in September
  • Multi-year programming deal signed between Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and Warner Bros. in August

Boris Podolsky, Chief Executive Officer of CTC Media, commented: "Our total operating revenues were up 12% in ruble terms in the third quarter of 2012, while our Russian advertising sales grew by 11% and in line with the growth in Russian TV advertising spending. While the market growth was higher in the third quarter than in the first half of the year, for the full year we continue to expect up to 10% growth in the TV advertising spending in ruble terms.

"Our third quarter results were impacted by non-cash impairment charges related to our analog broadcasting licenses, which were triggered by recent official announcements of the terms of a tender for a second digital multiplex and the planned schedule for the switch-off of the analog broadcasting system, but our underlying profitability remains strong. We delivered a solid adjusted OIBDA margin of 26.8% in the third quarter and we continue to expect OIBDA margin at or around 30% for the full year, when adjusted for non-recurring asset impairment charges recognized in the quarter.

"With successful launches of our Fall schedule premieres, which included follow-up seasons of our hit "Daddy's Daughters" sitcom and "Boarding School" series, CTC Network demonstrated strong ratings in weekday prime time in September. Together with the overall rise in television viewership in Russia, this enabled us to maintain stable year-on-year inventory in the third quarter, despite a year-on-year decline in the CTC Network's target audience share. Our Domashny and Peretz Channels continued to generate higher ratings year-on-year in Q3, and Peretz's year-on-year advertising sales increase was almost five times greater than the Russian TV advertising market growth in the quarter.

"We continue to roll out our CTC Fall schedule and have more first-run shows in the pipeline to be launched by the end of the year. Our most recently premiered series, "Kitchen", has already become a major success and was the most-watched show on Russian television in the 9pm weekday slot among 6-54 and 10-45 year old viewers in the past 2 weeks. In addition to new shows, this Fall season on the CTC Channel also boasts a revamped logo and on-air identity.

"Revenues from our CIS operations were up 28% year-on-year in US dollar terms in the third quarter of 2012, primarily reflecting higher sellout ratios for Channel 31 in Kazakhstan. CTC-International again almost tripled its sales in US dollar terms in the third quarter of 2012, as the channel further expanded its broadcast footprint.

"In line with our long-term strategy, we have continued to invest in our in-house content production and broader programming acquisitions, as well as in the build-out of our footprint and online presence. We also distributed $61.7 million in the first nine months of the year in cash dividends and still ended the period with net cash of $96.4 million. We also declared a further dividend of $0.13 per share to be paid in the fourth quarter.

"Looking ahead, our Russian channels are now approximately 95% sold out for 2012 at higher average prices than last year, and negotiations with the advertisers for 2013 are now in full swing. We have also made the important strategic decision that all three of our Russian channels – CTC, Domashny and Peretz – participate in the recently announced tender for slots in the second multiplex. We believe that presence in the digital TV spectrum will be value accretive for all three channels in the longer run and will enable us to grow our market shares, free cash flows and shareholder returns. We also believe that we have a strong alternative transmission option if one or more of our channels is not successfully allocated a slot in the second multiplex."

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1 Net cash position is defined as cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments less interest bearing liabilities.

Operating Review

Switch to New Target Audiences from 2013

The Company will switch to the following target audiences for CTC and Peretz Networks starting from January 1, 2013:

2012
Target Audience
2013
Target Audience
CTC Network All 6-54 All 10-45
Peretz Network All 25-59 All 25-49

Domashny Network's target demographic, "women 25-59", will remain unchanged.

The switch to the new target audiences for CTC and Peretz is a part of the Company's overall positioning strategy for these channels, reflecting advertiser demand. The decision to narrow the target audiences primarily reflects the Company's expectation that it will continue to deliver higher audience shares and more advertising inventory in the new demographics.

Share of Viewing

Average Audience Shares (%)
Q3 2011 9M 2011 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 9M 2012
CTC Network (all 6-54) 9.9 10.8 8.9 8.7 9.6
CTC Network (all 10-45) 11.0 12.1 10.2 10.1 11.1
Domashny Network (females 25-59) 3.3 3.1 3.8 3.6 3.7
Peretz Network (all 25-59) 1.9 2.0 2.6 2.6 2.6
Peretz Network(all 25-49) 2.0 2.1 2.9 2.9 2.9
Channel 31 (all 6-54) 17.7 16.0 15.6 15.3 15.1

During the third quarter, the CTC Network maintained its place as the fourth most-watched broadcaster in Russia in its new target demographic of everyone between 10 and 45 years old. At the same time, its average audience shares (both in the current and new target age groups) were down year-on-year, primarily reflecting a decreased amount of first-run content on air compared to the third quarter of 2011 as well as increased competition and audience fragmentation.

While the CTC Network posted a significant year-on-year decline in its average target audience shares in Q3, the prime time audience shares (both in the current and new target age groups) remained almost stable year-on-year in the full quarter, and were up year-on-year in September after the new Fall schedule was launched.

The Domashny Network's target audience share was up year-on-year in the third quarter to 3.6% from 3.3%. This year-on-year increase in Domashny's target audience share was primarily due to the continued strong performance of programming, including foreign and locally-produced series, such as the Turkish historical drama "Magnificent Century" and the Russian comedy series "Masha in Law" (Masha v Zakone).

The Peretz Network's target audience share was up year-on-year in the third quarter to 2.6% from 1.9%. The year-on-year growth was primarily driven by the success of the programming schedule introduced following the channel's repositioning in late 2011, which primarily included locally produced entertainment shows. The new sketch comedy show "Jokes" (Anekdoty), which premiered in August 2012, was among the prime-time ratings drivers in the third quarter.

Channel 31's average target audience share was down year-on-year in the third quarter to 15.3% from 17.7%, primarily reflecting increased competition from the state-owned channels which aired the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Revenues

(US$ 000's)


Three Months
Ended September
30,

Nine Months
Ended September 30,
Operating revenues: 2011 2012 Change 2011 2012 Change
Advertising revenue $154,432 $157,480 2% $517,482 $521,542 1%
Sublicensing and own production revenue 4,068 3,348 -18% 9,527 15,638 64%
Other revenue 1,078 1,181 10% 2,593 3,533 36%
Total operating revenues $159,578 $162,009 2% $529,602 $540,713 2%

Total operating revenues were up 2% year-on-year in the third quarter in US dollar terms and up 12% in ruble terms. This primarily reflected the growth of the Russian television advertising market, growth in the target audience shares for Domashny and Peretz Networks, year-on-year increase in inventory levels across Russian TV channels, as well as higher sellout for Channel 31 in Kazakhstan. This was partially offset by lower year-on-year target audience shares for the CTC Network.

The Company's sublicensing and own-production revenue was down 18% year-on-year in the third quarter in US dollar terms, primarily as a result of the timing of sales to broadcasters in Ukraine.

Other revenue was up 10% year-on-year in the third quarter in US dollar terms, which primarily reflects growth in revenues from CTC-International.

Three Months
Ended
September 30,
Nine Months
Ended September 30,
(US$ 000's) 2011 2012 Change 2011 2012 Change
Operating revenues by segment1:
CTC Network $94,945 $93,265 -2% $331,066 $329,495 --
Domashny Network 20,870 20,584 -1% 64,938 64,449 -1%
Peretz Network 13,034 18,249 40% 41,610 51,749 24%
CTC Television Station Group 21,234 17,943 -15% 64,453 58,965 -9%
Domashny Television Station Group 3,435 3,796 11% 10,127 11,731 16%
Peretz Television Station Group 1,499 1,741 16% 4,380 5,546 27%
CIS Group 4,086 5,219 28% 11,978 15,533 30%
Production Group 109 204 87% 175 398 127%
CTC-International 366 1,008 175% 875 2,847 225%
Total operating revenues $159,578 $162,009 2% $529,602 $540,713 2%
1 Segment revenues are shown from external customers only, net of intercompany revenues of $8.4 million in the third quarter of 2011, $9.6 million in the third quarter of 2012, $24.5 million in the first nine months of 2011 and $21.1 million in the first nine months of 2012 that primarily related to revenues from the Production Group that have been eliminated in the consolidation of the Company's revenues.

Combined revenues for the CTC, Domashny and Peretz Networks were up 13% year-on-year in the third quarter in ruble terms, while combined revenues for the CTC, Domashny and Peretz television station groups were stable year-on-year in the third quarter. The more positive year-on-year dynamics for the Company's networks compared with the television station groups primarily reflect a higher rate of growth in the Russian national TV advertising market than in the regional TV advertising market. In US dollar terms, the revenue dynamics were negatively impacted by the depreciation of the Russian ruble against the US dollar. Russian advertising sales accounted for approximately 94% of third quarter total operating revenues and were up 11% year-on-year in ruble terms.

The CIS Group, which accounted for 3.2% of revenues in the third quarter of 2012 (Q3 2011: 2.6%), reported a 28% year-on-year increase in sales in US dollar terms. This primarily reflected the higher sellout for Channel 31 in Kazakhstan.

Digital Broadcasting Tender

On October 16, 2012, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) announced the terms of a tender for a second digital multiplex. The results of the tender are to be announced on December 14, 2012. Governmental authorities have also announced that the existing analog broadcasting system will be switched off at the end of the rollout period, and indicated regional deadlines ranging from 2014 to 2017. In light of these events, the Company has determined that the lives of its analog broadcasting licenses are no longer indefinite. Accordingly, the Company tested its broadcasting licenses for impairment as of September 30, 2012, and commenced amortization from October 1, 2012. As of September 30, 2012, the decrease in cash flow projections expected from analog broadcasting licenses, due to the revision of the useful lives of these licenses from indefinite to expected terms ranging from 2014 to 2017, resulted in impairment losses of $82.5 million.

Expenses

Total operating expenses were up 55% year-on-year in the third quarter in US dollar terms and up 71% in ruble terms, and were impacted by non-cash impairment charges totaling $82.5 million related to analog broadcasting licenses, reflecting the reassessment of their useful lives from indefinite to finite as result of the planned transition to digital broadcasting (discussed in more detail above).

Total operating expenses before non-recurring items were up 6% year-on-year in the third quarter in US dollar terms and up 17% in ruble terms. This primarily reflected the year-on-year increase in programming amortization costs and selling, general and administrative expenses.

Three Months
Ended
September 30,
Nine Months
Ended September 30,
(US$ 000's) 2011 2012 Change 2011 2012 Change
Operating expenses:
Direct operating expenses $11,066 $10,220 -8% $32,533 $33,411 3%
Selling, general & administrative expenses 35,808 40,589 13% 116,675 124,860 7%
Stock-based compensation expenses 756 1,731 129% 15,592 5,352 -66%
Amortization of programming rights 62,836 65,037 4% 209,047 220,187 5%
Amortization of sublicensing rights and own production cost 971 1,066 10% 1,796 4,304 140%
Depreciation & amortization 4,780 4,911 3% 12,925 15,051 16%
Total operating expenses before non-recurring items $116,217 $123,554 6% $388,568 $403,165 4%
Impairment loss 16,843 82,503 390% 16,843 82,503 390%
Total operating expenses $133,060 $206,057 55% $405,411 $485,668 20%

Direct operating expenses decreased by 8% year-on-year in US dollar terms and increased by 2% in ruble terms in the third quarter, largely as a result of increased transmission fees and broadcasting expenses relating to regional stations acquired after the third quarter of 2011, partially offset by decreases in salaries and benefits.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were up 13% year-on-year in US dollar terms and up 25% year-on-year in ruble terms in the third quarter. The increase was primarily due to an increase in compensation payable to Video International, increases in advertising and promotion expenses, and higher payroll costs. Compensation payable to Video International, which is included in selling, general and administrative expenses, amounted to $17.3 million in the third quarter of 2012 (Q3 2011: $16.4 million).

Stock-based compensation expenses totaled $1.7 million in the third quarter (Q3 2011: $0.8 million). The increase in stock-based compensation expense was principally due to reversals of certain expenses related to performance-based options and stock appreciation rights that were not expected to vest during the three months ended September 30, 2011.

Programming expenses were up 4% year-on-year in US dollar terms and up 14% in ruble terms in the third quarter, which primarily reflected a more expensive content mix for the CTC and Domashny channels and, to a lesser extent, for Peretz. Amortization of programming rights at the CTC Channel was up 14% year-on-year in the third quarter in ruble terms mainly due to increases in both the volume and cost of foreign content aired during the quarter resulting from the expiration of certain licenses. Amortization of programming rights at the Domashny Channel was up 21% year-on-year in the third quarter in ruble terms, primarily due to more expensive foreign and Russian series and due to increased volume of Russian series aired during the quarter. Programming costs at the Peretz Channel were up 15% year-on-year in the third quarter in ruble terms primarily due to airing more expensive locally produced entertainment shows and programs during the quarter.

Sublicensing and own production costs were up 10% year-on-year in US dollar terms and up 21% year-on-year in ruble terms in the third quarter, which was mainly due to the year-on-year changes in the mix of content sold to broadcasters in Ukraine, partially offset by the decreased volume of content sold.

Depreciation and amortization expenses were up 3% year-on-year in US dollar terms and up 13% year-on-year in ruble terms in the third quarter. The increase primarily related to the Company's new broadcasting facility in Moscow.

CTC Media therefore reported consolidated adjusted OIBDA, excluding the abovementioned impairment losses, of $43.4 million in the third quarter (Q3 2011: $48.1 million). The adjusted OIBDA margin was 26.8% for the quarter (Q3 2011: 30.2%).

Net interest income was $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2012 (Q3 2011: $1.1 million). The Company reported a foreign currency gain of $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2012 (Q3 2011 foreign currency loss: $2.1 million), primarily representing the impact of ruble appreciation on the Company's dollar-denominated liabilities, partially offset by the impact of ruble appreciation on the Company's dollar-denominated assets, and losses from its forward contracts.

Adjusted pre-tax income therefore decreased by 11% year-on-year in US dollar terms to $41.7 million in the third quarter (Q3 2011: $47.0 million).

CTC Media's adjusted effective tax rate was stable year-on-year at 35% in the third quarter. Adjusted net income attributable to CTC Media, Inc. stockholders therefore decreased by 8% year-on-year in US dollar terms to $27.5 million in the third quarter (Q3 2011: $29.9 million), and adjusted fully diluted earnings per share decreased to $0.17 (Q3 2011: $0.19).

Cash Flows and Financial Position

The Company's net cash flow from operating activities was stable year-on-year at $57.0 million for the first nine months of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 and reflected the net effect of the decrease in taxed paid and higher cash expenditure, including acquisition of programming and sublicensing rights.

Net cash provided by investing activities totaled $26.9 million for the first nine months of 2012 (net cash used in investing activities for the first nine months of 2011: $1.9 million). This primarily represented cash received from deposits in the amount of $39.0 million, partially offset by $9.4 million of capital expenditures, which mainly related to purchases of cable connections and leasehold improvements for new office facilities, and $2.7 million paid in relation to acquisitions of new regional broadcasting stations in Russia.

Cash used in financing activities amounted to $72.0 million for the first nine months of 2012 (first nine months of 2011: $59.2 million) and included the payment of $61.7 million in cash dividends to the Company's stockholders, $4.2 million in dividends to minority shareholders of CTC Media's owned-and-operated stations and net settlement of a $10.8 million bank overdraft, partially offset by proceeds of $4.6 million received from the exercise of stock options by a former CEO.

The Company's net cash position (cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments less interest-bearing liabilities) amounted to $96.4 million at September 30, 2012, compared to $132.2 million at the end of the third quarter of 2011 and $124.2 million at the end of the second quarter of 2012.

Dividends

The CTC Media Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.13 per share payable in the fourth quarter, or approximately $20.6 million in total, which will be paid on or about December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record as at December 1, 2012. Thus, the total dividend payments in 2012 will be approximately $80 million, as previously anticipated.

Full Year 2012 Outlook

Approximately 95% of CTC Media's forecast full-year 2012 Russian national inventory is currently committed, at average prices that are higher than in 2011. The Company expects up to 10% growth in TV advertising spending in Russia in ruble terms for the full-year 2012.

The Company expects an OIBDA margin for the full year 2012 at or around 30% (adjusted for non-recurring non-cash asset impairment charges recognized in Q3 2012).

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its 2012 third quarter financial results today, Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p.m. Moscow time, 1:00 p.m. London time). To access the conference call, please dial:

+1 631 510 7498 (US/International)
+44 (0) 1452 555 566 (UK/International)
Pass code: 54578772

A live webcast of the conference call will also be available via the investor relations section of the Company's corporate web site - www.ctcmedia.ru/investors. The webcast will also be archived on the Company's web site for two weeks.

About CTC Media, Inc.

CTC Media is a leading independent media company in Russia, with operations throughout Russia and in a number of other CIS markets. It operates three free-to-air television networks in Russia – CTC, Domashny and Peretz – as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova, with a combined potential audience of over 150 million people. The international pay-TV version of the CTC channel is available in North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia. CTC Media also has its own TV content production capabilities through its Story First Production subsidiary. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "CTCM". For more information about CTC Media, please visit www.ctcmedia.ru.

The CTC Media, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=9587

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with US GAAP, the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: OIBDA (on a consolidated and segment basis) and OIBDA margin, as well as certain adjusted figures described below. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the accompanying financial tables included at the end of this release.

The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance and liquidity by excluding certain expenses that may not be indicative of its recurring core business operating results. These metrics are used by management to further its understanding of the Company's operating performance in the ordinary, ongoing and customary course of operations. The Company also believes that these metrics provide investors and equity analysts with a useful basis for analyzing operating performance against historical data and the results of comparable companies.

OIBDA and OIBDA margin. OIBDA is defined as operating income before depreciation and amortization (exclusive of amortization of programming rights and sublicensing rights). OIBDA margin is defined as OIBDA divided by total operating revenues. The most directly comparable GAAP measures to OIBDA and OIBDA margin are operating income and operating income margin, respectively. Unlike operating income, OIBDA excludes depreciation and amortization, other than amortization of programming rights and sublicensing rights. The purchase of programming rights is the Company's most significant expenditure that enables it to generate revenues, and OIBDA includes the impact of the amortization of these rights. Expenditures for capital items such as property, plant and equipment have a materially less significant impact on the Company's ability to generate revenues. For this reason, the Company excludes the related depreciation expense for these items from OIBDA. Moreover, a significant portion of the Company's intangible assets were acquired in business acquisitions. The amortization of intangible assets is therefore also excluded from OIBDA.

Adjusted financial measures. As described above, in the third quarter of 2011, CTC Media recognized $16.8 million in intangible asset impairment charges arising primarily from the impairment of the DTV trade name following the rebranding of that channel to Peretz. In addition, in the third quarter of 2012, CTC Media recognized $82.5 million in impairment charges related to analog broadcasting licenses reflecting the reassessment of their useful lives from indefinite to finite as result of the planned transition to digital broadcasting. CTC Media uses adjusted OIBDA (on a consolidated and segment basis), adjusted total operating expenses (before non-recurring items), adjusted operating income, adjusted net income before tax and noncontrolling interest, adjusted income tax expense, adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, each of which has been adjusted to exclude the non-recurring charges described above, so as to permit management to assess and compare the operational performance of the business for the third quarters of 2011 and 2012, and the first nine months of 2011 and 2012, and to facilitate comparisons for future reporting periods.

Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release that are not based on historical information are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the introduction of digital broadcasting in our markets and the results of planned tenders for digital frequencies, developments in the volume and pricing of television advertising in the Company's target markets; the Company's anticipated advertising sellout in 2012; the further development of the Peretz and Domashny channels; the Company's expected rate of its full year 2012 OIBDA margin; and the Company's expected increase of its total operating revenues in ruble terms in 2012. These statements reflect the Company's current expectations concerning future results and events. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of CTC Media to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ from those expressed by forward-looking statements include, among others, the success of the Company's participation in the tender for the second digital multiplex, the impact of the introduction of digital broadcasting on the Company's business models and plans, changes in the size of the Russian television advertising market; the continued successful operation of the Company's own internal sales house structure; depreciation of the value of the Russian ruble compared to the US dollar; the Company's ability to deliver audience share, particularly in primetime, to its advertisers; free-to-air television remaining a significant advertising forum in Russia; and restrictions on foreign involvement in the Russian television business. These and other risks are described in the "Risk Factors" section of CTC Media's annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 28, 2012 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on or about the date hereof.

Other unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on CTC Media's future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed herein may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. CTC Media does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements because of new information, future events or otherwise.

CTC MEDIA, INC, AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands of US dollars, except share and per share data)
Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
REVENUES:
Advertising $154,432 $157,480 $517,482 $521,542
Sublicensing and own production revenue 4,068 3,348 9,527 15,638
Other revenue 1,078 1,181 2,593 3,533
Total operating revenues 159,578 162,009 529,602 540,713
EXPENSES:
Direct operating expenses (exclusive of amortization of programming rights, sublicensing rights and own production cost, shown below; exclusive of depreciation and amortization of $3,876 and $4,215 for the three months and $10,355 and $12,424 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2012, respectively; and exclusive of stock-based compensation of $806 and $458 for the three months and $5,242 and $1,270 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2012, respectively) (11,066) (10,220) (32,533) (33,411)
Selling, general and administrative (exclusive of depreciation and amortization of $904 and $696 for the three months and $2,570 and $2,627 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2012, respectively; and exclusive of stock- based compensation of $(50) and $1,273 for the three months and $10,350 and $4,082 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2012, respectively) (35,808) (40,589) (116,675) (124,860)
Stock‑based compensation expense (756) (1,731) (15,592) (5,352)
Amortization of programming rights (62,836) (65,037) (209,047) (220,187)
Amortization of sublicensing rights and own production cost (971) (1,066) (1,796) (4,304)
Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of amortization of programming rights, sublicensing rights and own production cost) (4,780) (4,911) (12,925) (15,051)
Impairment loss (16,843) (82,503) (16,843) (82,503)
Total operating expenses (133,060) (206,057) (405,411) (485,668)
OPERATING INCOME/(LOSS) 26,518 (44,048) 124,191 55,045
FOREIGN CURRENCY GAINS (LOSSES) (2,054) 1,115 (307) 1,666
INTEREST INCOME 1,207 1,790 3,946 5,778
INTEREST EXPENSE (98) (231) (361) (596)
OTHER NON-OPERATING INCOME, net 4,425 370 4,645 1,216
EQUITY IN INCOME OF INVESTEE COMPANIES 147 223 514 657
Income (loss) before income tax 30,145 (40,781) 132,628 63,766
INCOME TAX (EXPENSE)/ BENEFIT (12,868) 2,000 (51,369) (33,496)
CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME (LOSS) $ 17,277 $ (38,781) $ 81,259 $ 30,270
LESS: (INCOME) LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTEREST $ (884) $ 301 $ (3,606) $ (2,082)
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO CTC MEDIA, INC. STOCKHOLDERS $ 16,393 $ (38,480) $ 77,653 $ 28,188
Net income (loss) per share attributable to CTC Media, Inc. stockholders—basic $ 0.10 $ (0.24) $ 0.49 $ 0.18
Net income (loss) per share attributable to CTC Media, Inc. stockholders—diluted $ 0.10 $ (0.24) $ 0.49 $ 0.18
Weighted average common shares outstanding—basic 157,306,064 158,160,719 157,192,671 157,939,820
Weighted average common shares outstanding—diluted 157,937,940 158,160,719 158,028,622 158,295,732
Dividends declared per share $0.22 $0.13 $0.60 $0.39
CTC MEDIA, INC, AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands of US dollars, except share and per share data)
December 31,
2011
September 30,
2012
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $12,331 $24,001
Short-term investments 117,233 80,148
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts (December 31, 2011—$977; September 30, 2012—$1,494) 21,831 33,017
Taxes reclaimable 20,311 31,442
Prepayments 57,091 81,887
Programming rights, net 106,947 132,494
Deferred tax assets 20,086 20,609
Other current assets 1,351 3,691
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 357,181 407,289
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net 46,299 45,947
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net:
Broadcasting licenses 158,178 84,566
Cable network connections 28,148 25,907
Trade names 5,213 5,493
Network affiliation agreements 2,120 525
Other intangible assets 3,197 2,912
Net intangible assets 196,856 119,403
GOODWILL 165,566 173,836
PROGRAMMING RIGHTS, net 92,134 107,245
INVESTMENTS IN AND ADVANCES TO INVESTEES 5,041 5,151
PREPAYMENTS 3,012 2,254
DEFERRED TAX ASSETS 26,015 26,044
OTHER NON-CURRENT ASSETS 997 132
TOTAL ASSETS $893,101 $887,301
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Bank overdraft 16,941 7,756
Accounts payable 69,891 73,746
Accrued liabilities 21,393 31,720
Taxes payable 31,905 26,210
Deferred revenue 7,367 13,857
Deferred tax liabilities 12,613 12,067
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 160,110 165,356
DEFERRED TAX LIABILITIES 35,783 24,626
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
Common stock ($0.01 par value; shares authorized 175,772,173; shares issued and outstanding December 31, 2011—157,320,070; September 30, 2012—158,160,719) 1,573 1,582
Additional paid-in capital 481,969 490,819
Retained earnings 322,184 288,689
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (111,754) (85,015)
Non-controlling interest 3,236 1,244
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 697,208 697,319
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $893,101 $887,301
CTC MEDIA, INC, AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands of US dollars)
Nine months
ended September 30,
2011 2012
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Consolidated net income $81,259 $30,270
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Deferred tax benefit (4,938) (11,354)
Depreciation and amortization 12,925 15,051
Amortization of programming rights 209,047 220,187
Amortization of sublicensing rights and own production cost 1,796 4,304
Stock based compensation expense 15,592 5,352
Equity in income of unconsolidated investees (514) (657)
Foreign currency losses/(gains) 307 (1,666)
Impairment loss 16,843 82,503
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Trade accounts receivable 10,242 (13,024)
Prepayments (8,727) (3,594)
Other assets (4,338) (11,270)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (5,188) 14,150
Deferred revenue (1,026) 5,994
Other liabilities (12,860) (7,600)
Dividends received from equity investees 533 485
Acquisition of programming and sublicensing rights (253,960) (272,158)
Net cash provided by operating activities 56,993 56,973
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Acquisitions of property and equipment and intangible assets (16,037) (9,437)
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (24,476) (2,683)
Receipts from deposits 38,646 39,014
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (1,867) 26,894
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 5,352 4,615
Settlement of overdraft (10,756)
Dividends paid to stockholders (59,714) (61,683)
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest (4,813) (4,195)
Net cash used in financing activities (59,175) (72,019)
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 1,332 (178)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (2,717) 11,670
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD 59,565 12,331
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $56,848 $24,001
CTC MEDIA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED SEGMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(in thousands of US dollars)
Three months ended September 30, 2011
Operating
revenue
from
external
customers



Intersegment
revenue


Operating
income/
(loss)


Depreciation
and
amortization


Amortization of
programming
rights

Amortization of
sublicensing
rights and own
production cost



Impairment
loss




OIBDA

OIBDA
adjusted for
impairment
loss
CTC Network $ 94,945 $ 134 $ 29,139 $ (1,045) $ (43,338) $ (919) -- $ 30,184 $ 30,184
Domashny Network 20,870 2 3,012 (477) (11,214) -- -- 3,489 3,489
Peretz Network 13,034 -- (9,065) (722) (5,618) -- (11,136) (8,343) 2,793
CTC Television Station Group 21,234 579 10,396 (536) -- -- (3,533) 10,932 14,465
Domashny Television Station Group 3,435 967 1,053 (506) -- -- (413) 1,559 1,972
Peretz Television Station Group 1,499 422 (3,181) (1,233) -- -- (1,761) (1,948) (187)
CIS Group 4,086 -- (671) (169) (3,047) -- -- (502) (502)
Production Group 109 6,097 (543) (12) -- (6,020) -- (531) (531)
Corporate Office -- 230 (3,693) (76) -- -- -- (3,617) (3,617)
Business segment results $ 159,212 $ 8,431 $ 26,447 $ (4,776) $ (63,217) $ (6,939) $ (16,843) $ 31,223 $ 48,066
Eliminations and other 366 (8,431) 71 (4) 381 5,968 -- 75 75
Consolidated results $ 159,578 -- $ 26,518 $ (4,780) $ (62,836) $ (971) $ (16,843) $ 31,298 $ 48,141
Three months ended September 30, 2012
Operating
revenue
from
external
customers



Intersegment
revenue


Operating
income/
(loss)


Depreciation
and
amortization


Amortization of
programming
rights

Amortization of
sublicensing
rights and own
production cost



Impairment
loss




OIBDA

OIBDA
adjusted for
impairment
loss
CTC Network $ 93,265 $ 105 $ 24,808 $ (1,246) $ (44,740) $ (886) $ -- $ 26,054 $ 26,054
Domashny Network 20,584 1 1,879 (331) (12,285) (1) -- 2,210 2,210
Peretz Network 18,249 -- 4,744 (723) (5,853) -- -- 5,467 2,793
CTC Television Station Group 17,943 723 (8,009) (557) (91) -- (19,523) (7,452) 12,071
Domashny Television Station Group 3,796 982 (15,043) (730) (1) -- (16,224) (14,313) 1,911
Peretz Television Station Group 1,741 432 (44,681) (1,151) -- -- (43,795) (43,530) 265
CIS Group 5,219 -- (1,850) (108) (2,392) -- (2,961) (1,742) 1,219
Production Group 204 7,355 (15) (3) (184) (6,827) -- (12) (12)
Corporate Office -- -- (5,888) (48) -- -- -- (5,640) (5,640)
Business segment results $ 161,001 $ 9,598 $ (38,167) $ (4,849) $ (65,546) $ (7,714) $ (82,503) $ (38,958) $ 40,871
Eliminations and other 1,008 (9,598) (5,881) (62) 509 6,648 -- (179) (179)
Consolidated results $ 162,009 $-- $ (44,048) $ (4,911) $ (65,037) $ (1,066) $ (82,503) $ (39,137) $ 43,366
Nine months ended September 30, 2011
Operating
revenue
from
external
customers



Intersegment
revenue


Operating
income/
(loss)


Depreciation
and
amortization


Amortization of
programming
rights

Amortization of
sublicensing
rights and own
production cost



Impairment
loss




OIBDA

OIBDA
adjusted for
impairment
loss
CTC Network $ 331,066 $ 390 $ 110,255 $ (2,310) $ (149,250) $ (1,851) -- $ 112,565 $ 112,565
Domashny Network 64,938 7 10,316 (952) (33,503) -- -- 11,268 11,268
Peretz Network 41,610 -- (8,720) (2,239) (23,292) -- (11,136) (6,481) 4,655
CTC Television Station Group 64,453 1,518 39,082 (1,625) -- -- (3,533) 40,707 44,240
Domashny Television Station Group 10,127 2,618 3,172 (1,387) -- -- (413) 4,559 4,972
Peretz Television Station Group 4,380 1,054 (6,255) (3,665) -- -- (1,761) (2,590) (829)
CIS Group 11,978 -- 310 (441) (6,752) -- -- 751 751
Production Group 175 18,904 (849) (47) -- (17,484) -- (802) (802)
Corporate Office -- 976 (25,643) (243) -- -- -- (25,400) (25,400)
Business segment results $ 528,727 $ 25,467 $ 121,668 $ (12,909) $ (212,797) $ (19,335) $ (16,843) $ 134,577 $ 151,420
Eliminations and other 875 (25,467) 2,523 (16) 3,750 17,539 -- 2,539 2,539
Consolidated results $ 529,602 -- $ 124,191 $ (12,925) $ (209,047) $ (1,796) $ (16,843) $ 137,116 $ 153,959
Nine months ended September 30, 2012
Operating
revenue
from
external
customers



Intersegment
revenue


Operating
income/
(loss)


Depreciation
and
amortization


Amortization of
programming
rights

Amortization of
sublicensing
rights and own
production cost



Impairment
loss




OIBDA

OIBDA
adjusted for
impairment
loss
CTC Network $ 329,495 $ 297 $ 93,304 $ (4,000) $ (156,162) $ (3,956) $-- $ 97,304 $ 97,304
Domashny Network 64,449 13 5,539 (1,026) (37,346) (33) -- 6,565 6,565
Peretz Network 51,749 -- 11,801 (2,244) (19,750) -- -- 14,045 14,045
CTC Television Station Group 58,965 1,738 18,447 (1,571) (263) -- (19,523) 20,018 39,541
Domashny Television Station Group 11,731 3,026 (12,002) (2,154) (3) -- (16,224) (9,848) 6,376
Peretz Television Station Group 5,546 1,605 (46,250) (3,542) (1) -- (43,795) (42,708) 1,087
CIS Group 15,533 -- (539) (331) (7,988) -- (2,961) (208) 2,753
Production Group 398 14,371 (1,644) (19) (207) (13,521) -- (1,625) (1,625)
Corporate Office -- -- (9,158) (94) -- -- -- (14,704) (14,704)
Business segment results $ 537,866 $ 21,050 $ 68,656 $ (14,887) $ (221,720) $ (17,510) $ (82,503) $ 68,839 $ 151,342
Eliminations and other 2,847 (21,050) (13,611) (164) 1,533 13,206 -- 1,257 1,257
Consolidated results $ 540,713 $-- $ 55,045 $ (15,051) $ (220,187) $ (4,304) $ (82,503) $ 70,096 $ 152,599
CTC MEDIA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF CONSOLIDATED OIBDA TO
CONSOLIDATED OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
(US$ 000's) 2011 2012 2011 2012
OIBDA $31,298 $ (39,137) $137,116 $70,096
Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of amortization of programming rights and sublicensing rights) (4,780) (4,911) (12,925) (15,051)
Operating income (loss) $26,518 $ (44,048) $124,191 $55,045
CTC MEDIA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF CONSOLIDATED OIBDA MARGIN TO
CONSOLIDATED OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) MARGIN
Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
OIBDA margin 19.6% -24.2% 25.9% 13.0%
Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of amortization of programming rights and sublicensing rights) as a % of total operating revenues -3.0% -3.0% -2.5% -2.8%
Operating income (loss) margin 16.6% -27.2% 23.4% 10.2%
CTC MEDIA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED OIBDA AND OTHER ADJUSTED FINANCIAL MEASURES TO
CONSOLIDATED OIBDA AND OTHER CORRESPONDING CONSOLIDATED GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES, RESPECTIVELY
(US$ 000's except per share data)


OIBDA

Total
operating expenses

Operating income/
(loss)
Income before
income tax and noncontrolling
interest


Income tax expense
Net income (loss)
attributable to
CTC Media, Inc. stockholders

Fully diluted
earnings per share
Three Months Ended September 30, 2011
Adjusted non-US GAAP results $ 48,141 $ (116,217) $ 43,361 $ 46,988 $ (16,237) $ 29,867 $ 0.19
Impact of impairment loss (16,843) (16,843) (16,843) (16,843) 3,369 (13,474) (0.09)
Results as reported (under US GAAP, except for OIBDA which is a non-GAAP financial measure) $ 31,298 $ (133,060) $ 26,518 $ 30,145 $ (12,868) $ 16,393 $ 0.10
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011
Adjusted non-US GAAP results $ 153,959 $ (388,568) $ 141,034 $ 149,471 $ (54,738) $ 91,127 $ 0.58
Impact of impairment loss (16,843) (16,843) (16,843) (16,843) 3,369 (13,474) (0.09)
Results as reported (under US GAAP, except for OIBDA which is a non-US GAAP financial measure) $ 137,116 $ (405,411) $ 124,191 $ 132,628 $ (51,369) $ 77,653 $ 0.49
CTC MEDIA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED OIBDA AND OTHER ADJUSTED FINANCIAL MEASURES TO
CONSOLIDATED OIBDA AND OTHER CORRESPONDING CONSOLIDATED GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES, RESPECTIVELY
(US$ 000's except per share data)


OIBDA

Total
operating expenses

Operating income/
(loss)
Income before
income tax and noncontrolling
interest


Income tax expense
Net income (loss)
attributable to
CTC Media, Inc. stockholders

Fully diluted
earnings per
share
Three Months Ended September 30, 2012
Adjusted non-US GAAP results $ 43,366 $ (123,554) $ 38,455 $ 41,722 $ (14,501) $ 27,522 $ 0.17
Impact of impairment loss (82,503) (82,503) (82,503) (82,503) 16,501 (66,002) (0.41)
Results as reported (under US GAAP, except for OIBDA which is a non-GAAP financial measure) $ (39,137) $ (206,057) $ (44,048) $ (40,781) $ 2,000 $ (38,480) $ (0.24)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012
Adjusted non-US GAAP results $ 152,599 $ (403,165) $ 137,548 $ 146,269 $ (49,997) $ 94,190 $ 0.60
Impact of impairment loss (82,503) (82,503) (82,503) (82,503) 16,501 (66,002) (0.42)
Results as reported (under US GAAP, except for OIBDA which is a non-US GAAP financial measure) $ 70,096 $ (485,668) $ 55,045 $ 63,766 $ (33,496) $ 28,188 $ 0.18
CTC MEDIA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF SEGMENT OIBDA TO SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
Three months ended September 30, 2011
(US$ 000's) OIBDA Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of
amortization of programming rights and
sublicensing rights)
Operating income (loss)
CTC Network $ 30,184 $ (1,045) $ 29,139
Domashny Network 3,489 (477) 3,012
Peretz Network (8,343) (722) (9,065)
CTC Television Station Group 10,932 (536) 10,396
Domashny Television Station Group 1,559 (506) 1,053
Peretz Television Station Group (1,948) (1,233) (3,181)
CIS Group (502) (169) (671)
Production Group (531) (12) (543)
Corporate Office (3,617) (76) (3,693)
Business Segment Results $ 31,223 $ (4,776) $ 26,447
Eliminations and Other 75 (4) 71
Consolidated Results $ 31,298 $ (4,780) $ 26,518
Three months ended September 30, 2012
(US$ 000's) OIBDA Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of
amortization of programming rights and
sublicensing rights)
Operating income (loss)
CTC Network $ 26,054 $ (1,246) $ 24,808
Domashny Network 2,210 (331) 1,879
Peretz Network 5,467 (723) 4,744
CTC Television Station Group (7,452) (557) (8,009)
Domashny Television Station Group (14,313) (730) (15,043)
Peretz Television Station Group (43,530) (1,151) (44,681)
CIS Group (1,742) (108) (1,850)
Production Group (12) (3) (15)
Corporate Office (5,640) (48) (5,688)
Business segment results $ (38,958) $ (4,897) $ (43,855)
Eliminations and other (179) (14) (193)
Consolidated results $ (39,137) $ (4,911) $ (44,048)
Nine months ended September 30, 2011
(US$ 000's) OIBDA Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of
amortization of programming rights and
sublicensing rights)
Operating income (loss)
CTC Network $ 112,565 $ (2,310) $ 110,255
Domashny Network 11,268 (952) 10,316
Peretz Network (6,481) (2,239) (8,720)
CTC Television Station Group 40,707 (1,625) 39,082
Domashny Television Station Group 4,559 (1,387) 3,172
Peretz Television Station Group (2,590) (3,665) (6,255)
CIS Group 751 (441) 310
Production Group (802) (47) (849)
Corporate Office (25,400) (243) (25,643)
Business Segment Results $ 134,577 $ (12,909) $ 121,668
Eliminations and Other 2,539 (16) 2,523
Consolidated Results $ 137,116 $ (12,925) $ 124,191
Nine months ended September 30, 2012
(US$ 000's) OIBDA Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of amortization of
programming rights and
sublicensing rights)
Operating income (loss)
CTC Network $ 97,304 $ (4,000) $ 93,304
Domashny Network 6,565 (1,026) 5,539
Peretz Network 14,045 (2,244) 11,801
CTC Television Station Group 20,018 (1,571) 18,447
Domashny Television Station Group (9,848) (2,154) (12,002)
Peretz Television Station Group (42,708) (3,542) (46,250)
CIS Group (208) (331) (539)
Production Group (1,625) (19) (1,644)
Corporate Office (14,704) (142) (14,846)
Business segment results $ 68,839 $ (15,029) $ 53,810
Eliminations and other 1,257 (22) 1,235
Consolidated results $ 70,096 $ (15,051) $ 55,045
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