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Filed: 8 May 19, 3:02pm
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019
Commission file number 1-5837
THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
NEW YORK 13-1102020
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
620 EIGHTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Address of principal executive offices)
10018 (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 212-556-1234
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock NYT New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x      No   o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes   x     No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer  x
 
Accelerated filer  o
 
Non-accelerated filer  o 
Smaller reporting company  o
 
Emerging growth company  o
  
If an emerging growth company, indicate by the check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes   o     No  x
Number of shares of each class of the registrant’s common stock outstanding as of May 3, 2019 (exclusive of treasury shares): 
Class A Common Stock165,197,690
shares
Class B Common Stock803,408
shares
 




THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
INDEX

     
PART I   Financial Information 
Item1 Financial Statements 
   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019 (unaudited) and December 30, 2018
 
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018 
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018 
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes In Stockholder’s Equity (unaudited) as of March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018 
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018 
   Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 
Item2 Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 
Item3 Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 
Item4 Controls and Procedures 
  
PART II   Other Information 
Item1 Legal Proceedings 
Item1A Risk Factors 
Item2 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 
Item6 Exhibits 






PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements

THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
  March 31, 2019

December 30, 2018
  (Unaudited)  
Assets    
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $235,674
 $241,504
Short-term marketable securities 388,077
 371,301
Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $13,334 in 2019 and $13,249 in 2018) 180,055
 222,464
Prepaid expenses 24,225
 25,349
Other current assets 56,090
 33,328
Total current assets 884,121
 893,946
Other assets    
Long-term marketable securities 185,083
 213,558
Property, plant and equipment (less accumulated depreciation and amortization of $926,280 in 2019 and $911,845 in 2018) 635,444
 638,846
Goodwill 138,949
 140,282
Deferred income taxes 127,101
 128,431
Miscellaneous assets 223,865
 182,060
Total assets $2,194,563
 $2,197,123
 See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS-(Continued)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
  March 31, 2019
 December 30, 2018
  (Unaudited)  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity    
Current liabilities    
Accounts payable $106,237
 $111,553
Accrued payroll and other related liabilities 68,107
 104,543
Unexpired subscriptions revenue 92,739
 84,044
Short-term debt and finance lease obligations 254,530
 253,630
Accrued expenses and other 114,698
 119,534
Total current liabilities 636,311
 673,304
Other liabilities    
Pension benefits obligation 353,139
 362,940
Postretirement benefits obligation 39,530
 40,391
Other 105,769
 77,847
Total other liabilities 498,438
 481,178
Stockholders’ equity    
Common stock of $.10 par value:    
Class A – authorized: 300,000,000 shares; issued: 2019 – 174,017,535; 2018 – 173,158,414 (including treasury shares: 2019 – 8,870,801; 2018 – 8,870,801) 17,402
 17,316
Class B – convertible – authorized and issued shares: 2019 – 803,408; 2018 – 803,408 80
 80
Additional paid-in capital 197,626
 206,316
Retained earnings 1,527,859
 1,506,004
Common stock held in treasury, at cost (171,211) (171,211)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes:    
Foreign currency translation adjustments 3,459
 4,677
Funded status of benefit plans (516,700) (520,308)
Net unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities (561) (2,093)
Total accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes (513,802) (517,724)
Total New York Times Company stockholders’ equity 1,057,954
 1,040,781
Noncontrolling interest 1,860
 1,860
Total stockholders’ equity 1,059,814
 1,042,641
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $2,194,563
 $2,197,123
 See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
  For the Quarters Ended
  March 31, 2019

April 1, 2018
  (13 weeks)
Revenues    
Subscription $270,810
 $260,593
Advertising 125,088
 125,647
Other 43,164
 27,708
Total revenues 439,062
 413,948
Operating costs    
Production costs:    
Wages and benefits 102,908
 91,993
Raw materials 19,838
 16,692
Other production costs 45,337
 45,656
Total production costs 168,083
 154,341
Selling, general and administrative costs 221,463
 208,623
Depreciation and amortization 14,918
 15,041
Total operating costs 404,464
 378,005
Headquarters redesign and consolidation 
 1,888
Operating profit 34,598
 34,055
Other components of net periodic benefit costs 1,835
 2,028
Gain from joint ventures 
 15
Interest expense and other, net 1,303
 4,877
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 31,460
 27,165
Income tax expense 1,304
 5,251
Net income 30,156
 21,914
Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest 
 (2)
Net income attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $30,156
 $21,912
Average number of common shares outstanding:    
Basic 165,674
 164,094
Diluted 167,129
 166,237
Basic earnings per share attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $0.18
 $0.13
Diluted earnings per share attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $0.18
 $0.13
Dividends declared per share $0.05
 $0.04
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.






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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
  For the Quarters Ended
  March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
  (13 weeks)
Net income $30,156
 $21,914
Other comprehensive income, before tax:    
(Loss)/income on foreign currency translation adjustments (1,649) 2,273
Pension and postretirement benefits obligation 4,896
 9,760
Net unrealized gain/(loss) on available-for-sale securities 2,074
 (1,371)
Other comprehensive income, before tax 5,321
 10,662
Income tax expense 1,399
 2,820
Other comprehensive income, net of tax 3,922
 7,842
Comprehensive income 34,078
 29,756
Comprehensive income attributable to the noncontrolling interest 
 (2)
Comprehensive income attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $34,078
 $29,754
 See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share data)
  
Capital Stock -
Class A
and
Class B Common
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
Retained
Earnings
Common
Stock
Held in
Treasury,
at Cost
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss, Net of
Income
Taxes
Total
New York
Times
Company
Stockholders’
Equity
Non-
controlling
Interest
Total
Stock-
holders’
Equity
 
 Balance, December 31, 2017$17,108
$164,275
$1,310,136
$(171,211)$(423,029)$897,279
$84
$897,363
 Impact of adopting new accounting guidance

96,707

(94,135)2,572

2,572
 Net income

21,912


21,912
2
21,914
 Dividends

(6,632)

(6,632)
(6,632)
 Other comprehensive income



7,842
7,842

7,842
 Issuance of shares:        
 Stock options – 2,177,326 Class A shares218
40,221



40,439

40,439
 Restricted stock units vested – 191,817 Class A shares19
(2,863)


(2,844)
(2,844)
 Performance-based awards – 271,841 Class A shares27
(5,930)


(5,903)
(5,903)
 Stock-based compensation
3,326



3,326

3,326
 Balance, April 1, 2018$17,372
$199,029
$1,422,123
$(171,211)$(509,322)$957,991
$86
$958,077
          
 Balance, December 30, 2018$17,396
$206,316
$1,506,004
$(171,211)$(517,724)$1,040,781
$1,860
$1,042,641
 Net income

30,156


30,156

30,156
 Dividends

(8,301)

(8,301)
(8,301)
 Other comprehensive income



3,922
3,922

3,922
 Issuance of shares:        
 Stock options – 279,510 Class A shares28
2,937



2,965

2,965
 Restricted stock units vested – 161,120 Class A shares16
(3,468)


(3,452)
(3,452)
 Performance-based awards – 418,491 Class A shares42
(11,966)


(11,924)
(11,924)
 Stock-based compensation
3,807



3,807

3,807
 Balance, March 31, 2019$17,482
$197,626
$1,527,859
$(171,211)$(513,802)$1,057,954
$1,860
$1,059,814




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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
  For the Quarters Ended
  March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
  (13 weeks)
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net income $30,156
 $21,914
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 14,918
 15,041
Stock-based compensation expense 3,827
 4,263
Long-term retirement benefit obligations (5,754) (3,406)
Other-net (8,903) 2,565
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable-net 42,409
 33,469
Other assets (4,329) 888
Accounts payable, accrued payroll and other liabilities (55,835) (67,142)
Unexpired subscriptions 8,695
 10,307
Net cash provided by operating activities 25,184
 17,899
Cash flows from investing activities    
Purchases of marketable securities (112,029) (110,346)
Maturities of marketable securities 108,792
 122,936
Proceeds from/(purchase of) investments – net 41
 (484)
Capital expenditures (10,473) (24,882)
Other-net 689
 635
Net cash used in investing activities (12,980) (12,141)
Cash flows from financing activities    
Long-term obligations:    
Repayment of debt and finance lease obligations (138) (138)
Dividends paid (6,601) (6,530)
Capital shares:    
Proceeds from stock option exercises 2,965
 40,439
Share-based compensation tax withholding (15,376) (8,747)
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities (19,150) 25,024
Net (decrease)/increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (6,946) 30,782
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (338) 195
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period 259,799
 200,936
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period $252,515
 $231,913

 See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.



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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


NOTE 1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION
In the opinion of management of The New York Times Company (the “Company”), the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements present fairly the financial position of the Company as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, and the results of operations, changes in stockholder’s equity and cash flows of the Company for the periods ended March 31, 2019, and April 1, 2018. The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries are referred to collectively as “we,” “us” or “our.” All adjustments necessary for a fair presentation have been included and are of a normal and recurring nature. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The financial statements were prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim reporting. As permitted under those rules, certain notes or other financial information that are normally required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted from these interim financial statements. These financial statements, therefore, should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018. Due to the seasonal nature of our business, operating results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of a full year’s operations. The fiscal periods included herein comprise 13 weeks for the first quarter.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Actual results could differ from these estimates.
NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Except as described herein, as of March 31, 2019, our significant accounting policies, which are detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018, have not changed materially.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
Accounting Standard Update(s)TopicEffective PeriodSummary
2016-02
2018-10
2018-11
2018-20
2019-01
LeasesFiscal years beginning after December 30, 2018. Early adoption is permitted.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) issued authoritative guidance on accounting for leases and disclosure of key information about leasing arrangements. The guidance requires lessees to recognize the following for all operating and finance leases at such lease’s commencement date: (1) a lease liability, which is the obligation to make lease payments arising from a lease, measured on a discounted basis; and (2) a right-of-use asset representing the lessee’s right to use, or control the use of, the underlying asset for the lease term. A lessee is permitted to make an accounting policy election not to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities for short-term leases with a term of 12 months or less. The guidance does not fundamentally change lessor accounting; however, some changes have been made to align that guidance with the lessee guidance and other areas within GAAP.
The Company adopted this Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) on December 31, 2018, utilizing the modified retrospective approach with optional transition relief. Prior periods have not been retrospectively adjusted and we recorded approximately $36 million of right-of-use asset and $42 million of lease liability in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. The difference between the right-of-use asset and lease liability was due to deferred rent relating to periods prior to December 31, 2018. We have elected the practical expedients under ASU 2016-02 and have not reassessed any of the following: (1) whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain a lease, (2) the classification of any existing leases prior to the adoption of ASU 2016-02 or (3) initial direct costs for any existing leases. The Company has elected not to apply the recognition requirements in ASU 2016-02 to leases with durations of 12 months or less. Lease payments for leases with durations of 12 months or less are recorded in the statement of operations on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. In addition, we elected the practical expedient not to separate the lease and non-lease components in the contract for our office space and equipment leases and for office space we lease to third parties.


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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)



Recently Issued and Not Yet Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
Accounting Standard Update(s)TopicEffective PeriodSummary
2018-15Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use SoftwareFiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted.The FASB issued authoritative guidance that clarifies the accounting for implementation costs in cloud computing arrangements. The standard provides that implementation costs be evaluated for capitalization using the same criteria as that used for internal-use software development costs, with amortization expense being recorded in the same income statement expense line as the hosted service costs and over the expected term of the hosting arrangement. We do not believe the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
2018-14Compensation—Retirement Benefits—Defined Benefit Plans—GeneralFiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted.The FASB issued authoritative guidance that modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement benefit plans. The guidance removes disclosures, clarifies the specific requirements of disclosures and adds disclosure requirements identified as relevant. We are currently in the process of evaluating the impact of this guidance on our disclosures.
2018-13Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820) Disclosure FrameworkFiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted.The FASB issued authoritative guidance that modifies the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements. The amendments on changes in unrealized gains and losses, the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements, and the narrative description of measurement uncertainty should be applied prospectively for only the most recent interim or annual period presented in the initial fiscal year of adoption. All other amendments should be applied retrospectively to all periods presented upon their effective date. We are currently in the process of evaluating the impact of this guidance on our disclosures.
2016-13
2018-19
2019-04

Financial Instruments—Credit LossesFiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years.The FASB issued authoritative guidance that amends guidance on reporting credit losses for assets, including trade receivables, available-for-sale marketable securities and any other financial assets not excluded from the scope that have the contractual right to receive cash. For trade receivables, ASU 2016-13 eliminates the probable initial recognition threshold in current generally accepted accounting standards, and, instead, requires an entity to reflect its current estimate of all expected credit losses. The allowance for credit losses is a valuation account that is deducted from the gross trade receivables balance to present the net amount expected to be collected. For available-for-sale marketable securities, credit losses should be measured in a manner similar to current generally accepted accounting standards; however, ASU 2016-13 will require that credit losses be presented as an allowance rather than as a write-down. We are currently in the process of evaluating the impact of this guidance on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
The Company considers the applicability and impact of all recently issued accounting pronouncements. Recent accounting pronouncements not specifically identified in our disclosures are either not applicable to the Company or are not expected to have a material effect on our financial condition or results of operations.
NOTE 3. REVENUE
We generate revenues principally from subscriptions and advertising. Subscription revenues consist of revenues from subscriptions to our print and digital products (which include our news product, as well as our Crossword and Cooking products) and single-copy and bulk sales of our print products. Subscription revenues are based on both the number of copies of the printed newspaper sold and digital-only subscriptions, and the rates charged to the respective customers.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Advertising revenues are derived from the sale of our advertising products and services on our print and digital platforms. These revenues are primarily determined by the volume, rate and mix of advertisements. Display advertising revenue is principally from advertisers promoting products, services or brands. Display advertising also includes branded content on The Times’s platforms. Other advertising primarily represents, for our print products, classified advertising revenue. Digital other advertising revenue primarily includes creative services fees; advertising revenue from our podcasts; and advertising revenue generated by Wirecutter, our product review and recommendation website.
Other revenues primarily consist of revenues from licensing, commercial printing, building rental revenue, affiliate referrals (revenue generated by offering direct links to merchants in exchange for a portion of the sale price), NYT Live (our live events business) and retail commerce.
Subscription, advertising and other revenues were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
Subscription $270,810
 $260,593
Advertising 125,088
 125,647
Other (1)
 43,164
 27,708
Total $439,062
 $413,948
(1) Other revenue includes building rental revenue, which is not under the scope of Topic 606. Building rental revenue was approximately $8 million and $5 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and April 1, 2018, respectively.
The following table summarizes digital-only subscription revenues, which are a component of subscription revenues above, for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018:
  For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
Digital-only subscription revenues:    
News product subscription revenues(1)
 $102,346
 $90,577
Other product subscription revenues(2)
 7,513
 4,835
Total digital-only subscription revenues $109,859
 $95,412
(1) Includes revenues from subscriptions to the Company’s news product. News product subscription packages that include access to the Company’s Crossword and Cooking products are also included in this category.
(2) Includes revenues from standalone subscriptions to the Company’s Crossword and Cooking products.
Advertising revenues (print and digital) by category were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
  March 31, 2019 April 1, 2018
(In thousands) Print Digital Total Print Digital Total
Advertising revenues:            
Display $62,342
 $42,112
 $104,454
 $70,805
 $38,700
 $109,505
Other 7,203
 13,431
 20,634
 8,139
 8,003
 16,142
Total advertising $69,545
 $55,543
 $125,088
 $78,944
 $46,703
 $125,647
Performance Obligations
We allocate the transaction price of our digital archive licensing contracts among the performance obligations, (i) the delivery of archival content and (ii) the delivery of updated content, based on the Company’s estimate of the standalone selling price of each of the performance obligations, as they are currently not sold separately.
As of March 31, 2019, the aggregate amount of transaction price allocated to the remaining performance obligations (which represents the delivery of updated content to be delivered under our digital archive licensing contracts) was approximately $91

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

million. The Company will recognize this revenue as control of the performance obligation is transferred to the customer. We expect that approximately $15 million, $19 million and $57 million, will be recognized in the remainder of 2019, 2020, and thereafter, respectively.
Contract Assets
As of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, the Company had $4.3 million and $2.5 million, respectively, in contract assets recorded in Other current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets related to the archival content of our digital archiving licensing revenue. The contract asset is reclassified to Accounts receivable when the customer is invoiced based on the contractual billing schedule. The increase in the contract assets balance of $1.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, is primarily driven by new contract assets of $2.0 million offset by $0.2 million of consideration that was reclassified to Accounts receivable when invoiced based on the contractual billing schedules for the period ended March 31, 2019.
NOTE 4. MARKETABLE SECURITIES
The Company accounts for its marketable securities as available for sale (“AFS”). The Company recorded $0.8 million and $2.8 million of net unrealized loss in Accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”) as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively.
The following tables present the amortized cost, gross unrealized gains and losses, and fair market value of our AFS debt securities as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018:
  March 31, 2019
(In thousands) Amortized Cost Gross unrealized gains Gross unrealized losses Fair Value
Short-term AFS securities        
Corporate debt securities $141,399
 $25
 $(279) $141,145
U.S. Treasury securities 121,241
 9
 (183) 121,067
U.S. governmental agency securities 88,157
 8
 (346) 87,819
Certificates of deposit 21,688
 
 
 21,688
Commercial paper 16,358
 
 
 16,358
Total short-term AFS securities $388,843
 $42
 $(808) $388,077
Long-term AFS securities       
Corporate debt securities $107,085
 $372
 $(165) $107,292
U.S. governmental agency securities 39,315
 7
 (92) 39,230
U.S. Treasury securities 38,688
 28
 (155) 38,561
Total long-term AFS securities $185,088
 $407
 $(412) $185,083
  December 30, 2018
(In thousands) Amortized Cost Gross unrealized gains Gross unrealized losses Fair Value
Short-term AFS securities        
Corporate debt securities $140,631
 $1
 $(464) $140,168
U.S. Treasury securities 107,717
 
 (232) 107,485
U.S. governmental agency securities 92,628
 
 (654) 91,974
Certificates of deposit 23,497
 
 
 23,497
Commercial paper 8,177
 
 
 8,177
Total short-term AFS securities $372,650
 $1
 $(1,350) $371,301
Long-term AFS securities        
Corporate debt securities $130,612
 $44
 $(1,032) $129,624
U.S. governmental agency securities 37,362
 3
 (168) 37,197
U.S. Treasury securities 47,079
 5
 (347) 46,737
Total long-term AFS securities $215,053
 $52
 $(1,547) $213,558

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The following tables represent the AFS securities as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, that were in an unrealized loss position, aggregated by investment category and the length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous loss position:
  March 31, 2019
  Less than 12 Months 12 Months or Greater Total
(In thousands) Fair Value Gross unrealized losses Fair Value Gross unrealized losses Fair Value Gross unrealized losses
Short-term AFS securities            
Corporate debt securities $41,565
 $(8) $65,613
 $(271) $107,178
 $(279)
U.S. Treasury securities 40,594
 (7) 36,612
 (176) 77,206
 (183)
U.S. governmental agency securities 8,347
 (6) 71,267
 (340) 79,614
 (346)
Total short-term AFS securities $90,506
 $(21) $173,492
 $(787) $263,998
 $(808)
Long-term AFS securities            
Corporate debt securities $28,658
 $(57) $15,799
 $(108) $44,457
 $(165)
U.S. governmental agency securities 13,289
 (22) 11,929
 (70) 25,218
 (92)
U.S. Treasury securities 9,491
 (20) 15,553
 (135) 25,044
 (155)
Total long-term AFS securities $51,438
 $(99) $43,281
 $(313) $94,719
 $(412)
  December 30, 2018
  Less than 12 Months 12 Months or Greater Total
(In thousands) Fair Value Gross unrealized losses Fair Value Gross unrealized losses Fair Value Gross unrealized losses
Short-term AFS securities            
Corporate debt securities $76,886
 $(115) $61,459
 $(349) $138,345
 $(464)
U.S. Treasury securities 70,830
 (31) 28,207
 (201) 99,037
 (232)
U.S. governmental agency securities 11,664
 (4) 80,311
 (650) 91,975
 (654)
Certificates of deposit $1,599
 $
 $
 $
 $1,599
 $
Total short-term AFS securities $160,979
 $(150) $169,977
 $(1,200) $330,956
 $(1,350)
Long-term AFS securities            
Corporate debt securities $81,655
 $(570) $27,265
 $(462) $108,920
 $(1,032)
U.S. governmental agency securities 21,579
 (36) 11,868
 (132) 33,447
 (168)
U.S. Treasury securities 20,479
 (29) 23,762
 (318) 44,241
 (347)
Total long-term AFS securities $123,713
 $(635) $62,895
 $(912) $186,608
 $(1,547)
We conduct an other-than-temporary impairment (“OTTI”) analysis on a quarterly basis or more often if a potential loss-triggering event occurs. We consider factors such as the duration, severity and the reason for the decline in value, the potential recovery period and whether we intend to sell. We also consider whether (i) it is more likely than not that we will be required to sell the debt securities before recovery of their amortized cost basis and (ii) the amortized cost basis cannot be recovered as a result of credit losses.
As of March 31, 2019, we did not intend to sell and it was not likely that we would be required to sell these investments before recovery of their amortized cost basis, which may be at maturity. Unrealized losses related to these investments are

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primarily due to interest rate fluctuations as opposed to changes in credit quality. Therefore, as of March 31, 2019, we have recognized no OTTI loss.
As of March 31, 2019, our short-term and long-term marketable securities had remaining maturities of less than 1 month to 12 months and 13 months to 36 months, respectively. See Note 9 for more information regarding the fair value of our marketable securities.
NOTE 5. GOODWILL AND INTANGIBLES
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill as of March 31, 2019, and since December 30, 2018, were as follows:
(In thousands) Total Company
Balance as of December 30, 2018 $140,282
Foreign currency translation (1,333)
Balance as of March 31, 2019 $138,949

The foreign currency translation line item reflects changes in goodwill resulting from fluctuating exchange rates related to the consolidation of certain international subsidiaries.
The aggregate carrying amount of intangible assets of $5.7 million is included in Miscellaneous assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019.
NOTE 6. INVESTMENTS
Equity Method Investments
Our investments in joint ventures consists of a 40% equity ownership interest in Madison Paper Industries (“Madison”), a partnership that previously operated a supercalendered paper mill in Maine. The Company and UPM-Kymmene Corporation (“UPM”), a Finnish paper manufacturing company, are partners through subsidiary companies in Madison. The Company’s 40% ownership of Madison is through an 80%-owned consolidated subsidiary that owns 50% of Madison. UPM owns 60% of Madison, including a 10% interest through a 20% noncontrolling interest in the consolidated subsidiary of the Company.
In 2016, the paper mill closed. During the fourth quarter of 2018, we received a $12.5 million cash distribution in connection with the pending liquidation of Madison. We expect to receive a final cash distribution in 2019 in the range of $5 million to $8 million.
As of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, the value of our investments in joint ventures was zero. Our proportionate share of the operating results of our investment for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, and April 1, 2018, was de minimis and was recorded in Gain from joint ventures in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
We received no distributions from Madison during the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
Non-Marketable Equity Securities
Our non-marketable equity securities are investments in privately held companies/funds without readily determinable market values. Realized gains and losses on non-marketable securities sold or impaired are recognized in Interest expense and other, net.
As of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, non-marketable equity securities included in Miscellaneous assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets had a carrying value of $15.6 million and $13.7 million, respectively. During the quarter ended March 31, 2019, we recorded a gain of $1.9 million from fair value adjustments in Interest expense and other, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

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NOTE 7. DEBT OBLIGATIONS
Our indebtedness consisted of the repurchase option related to the sale-leaseback of a portion of our New York headquarters building located at 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York (the “Company Headquarters”). Our total debt and finance lease obligations consisted of the following:
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 December 30, 2018
Option to repurchase ownership interest in headquarters building in 2019:    
Principal amount $250,000
 $250,000
Less unamortized discount based on imputed interest rate of 13.0% 2,309
 3,202
Net option to repurchase ownership interest in headquarters building in 2019 247,691
 246,798
Finance lease obligations (due in August 2019) 6,839
 6,832
Total short-term debt and finance lease obligations 254,530
 253,630
See Note 9 for more information regarding the fair value of our debt and Note 15 for more information regarding finance lease obligations.

Interest expense and other, net, as shown in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations was as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
Interest expense $7,059
 $6,958
Amortization of debt costs and discount on debt 893
 876
Capitalized interest (44) (155)
Interest income and other expense, net (1)
 (6,605) (2,802)
Total interest expense and other, net $1,303
 $4,877
(1) The quarter ended March 31, 2019, includes fair value adjustments of $1.9 million related to non-marketable equity securities.
Notice of Intent to Exercise Repurchase Option Under Lease Agreement
On January 30, 2018, the Company provided notice to an affiliate of W.P. Carey & Co. LLC of the Company’s intention to exercise in the fourth quarter of 2019 its option under the Lease Agreement, dated March 6, 2009, by and between the parties (the “Lease”) to repurchase a portion of the Company’s leasehold condominium interest in the Company Headquarters.
The Lease was part of a transaction in 2009 under which the Company sold and simultaneously leased back approximately 750,000 rentable square feet, in the Company Headquarters (the “Condo Interest”). The sale price for the Condo Interest was approximately $225 million. Under the Lease, the Company has an option exercisable in the fourth quarter of 2019 to repurchase the Condo Interest for approximately $250 million.
The Company has accounted for the transaction as a financing transaction, and has continued to depreciate the Condo Interest and account for the rental payments as interest expense. The difference between the purchase option price and the net sale proceeds from the transaction is being amortized over the 10-year period of 2009-2019 through interest expense.

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NOTE 8. OTHER
Capitalized Computer Software Costs
Amortization of capitalized computer software costs included in Depreciation and amortization in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations were $4.3 million and $3.4 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
Headquarters Redesign and Consolidation
In 2017 and 2018, we undertook efforts to redesign our Company Headquarters, consolidate our space within a smaller number of floors and lease the additional floors to third parties. As the project was substantially complete as of December 30, 2018, we did not incur significant expenses related to these measures in the first quarter of 2019. We incurred $1.9 million of total expenses related to these measures in the first quarter of 2018. We capitalized less than $1 million and approximately $6 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively, related to these measures.
Marketing Expenses
Marketing expense to promote our brand and products and grow our subscriber base was $47.5 million and $31.6 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
Restricted Cash
A reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, from the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows is as follows:
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 December 30, 2018
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash    
Cash and cash equivalents $235,674
 $241,504
Restricted cash included within other current assets 629
 642
Restricted cash included within miscellaneous assets 16,212
 17,653
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash shown in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows $252,515
 $259,799
Substantially all of the amount included in restricted cash is set aside to collateralize workers’ compensation obligations.
Severance Costs
We recognized severance costs of $1.4 million and $2.4 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively, related to workforce reductions. These costs are recorded in Selling, general and administrative costs in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
We had a severance liability of $6.7 million and $8.4 million included in Accrued expenses and other in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively. We anticipate most of the payments will be made within the next twelve months.
NOTE 9. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Fair value is the price that would be received upon the sale of an asset or paid upon transfer of a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The transaction would be in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability, based on assumptions that a market participant would use in pricing the asset or liability. The fair value hierarchy consists of three levels:
Level 1–quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the reporting entity has the ability to access at the measurement date;
Level 2–inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly; and
Level 3–unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

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Assets/Liabilities Measured and Recorded at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
The following table summarizes our financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018:
(In thousands) March 31, 2019 December 30, 2018
 Total Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Assets:                
Short-term AFS securities (1)
                
Corporate debt securities $141,145
 $
 $141,145
 $
 $140,168
 $
 $140,168
 $
U.S. Treasury securities 121,067
 
 121,067
 
 107,485
 
 107,485
 
U.S. governmental agency securities 87,819
 
 87,819
 
 91,974
 
 91,974
 
Certificates of deposit 21,688
 
 21,688
 
 23,497
 
 23,497
 
Commercial paper 16,358
 
 16,358
 
 8,177
 
 8,177
 
Total short-term AFS securities $388,077
 $
 $388,077
 $
 $371,301
 $
 $371,301
 $
Long-term AFS securities (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities $107,292
 $
 $107,292
 $
 $129,624
 $
 $129,624
 $
U.S. governmental agency securities 39,230
 
 39,230
 
 37,197
 
 37,197
 
U.S. Treasury securities 38,561
 
 38,561
 
 46,737
 
 46,737
 
Total long-term AFS securities $185,083
 $
 $185,083
 $
 $213,558
 $
 $213,558
 $
Liabilities:                
Deferred compensation (2)(3)
 $21,447
 $21,447
 $
 $
 $23,211
 $23,211
 $
 $
(1) We classified these investments as Level 2 since the fair value is based on market observable inputs for investments with similar terms and maturities.
(2) The deferred compensation liability, included in Other liabilities—other in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, consists of deferrals under The New York Times Company Deferred Executive Compensation Plan (the “DEC”), which previously enabled certain eligible executives to elect to defer a portion of their compensation on a pre-tax basis. The deferred amounts are invested at the executives’ option in various mutual funds. The fair value of deferred compensation is based on the mutual fund investments elected by the executives and on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets. Participation in the DEC was frozen effective December 31, 2015.
(3) The Company invests deferred compensation assets in life insurance products. Our investments in life insurance products are included in Miscellaneous assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, and were $41.8 million as of March 31, 2019, and $38.1 million as of December 30, 2018. The fair value of these assets is measured using the net asset value per share (or its equivalent) and has not been classified in the fair value hierarchy.
Financial Instruments Disclosed, But Not Reported, at Fair Value
The carrying value of our debt was approximately $248 million as of March 31, 2019, and approximately $247 million as of December 30, 2018. The fair value of our debt was approximately $259 million and $260 million as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively. We estimate the fair value of our debt utilizing market quotations for debt that have quoted prices in active markets. Since our debt does not trade on a daily basis in an active market, the fair value estimates are based on market observable inputs based on borrowing rates currently available for debt with similar terms and average maturities (Level 2).
NOTE 10. PENSION AND OTHER POSTRETIREMENT BENEFITS
Pension
Single-Employer Plans
We sponsor several frozen single-employer defined benefit pension plans. The Company and The NewsGuild of New York jointly sponsor the Guild-Times Adjustable Pension Plan, which continues to accrue active benefits. Effective January 1, 2018, the Company became the sole sponsor of the frozen Newspaper Guild of New York - The New York Times Pension Plan (the “Guild-Times Plan”). The Guild-Times Plan was previously joint trusteed between the Guild and the Company. Effective December 31, 2018, the Guild-Times Plan and the Retirement Annuity Plan For Craft Employees of The New York Times

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Companies (the “RAP”) were merged into The New York Times Companies Pension Plan.
The components of net periodic pension cost were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
  March 31, 2019 April 1, 2018
(In thousands) Qualified
Plans
 Non-
Qualified
Plans
 All
Plans
 Qualified
Plans
 Non-
Qualified
Plans
 All
Plans
Service cost $1,278
 $
 $1,278
 $2,647
 $
 $2,647
Interest cost 14,709
 2,088
 16,797
 13,151
 1,848
 14,999
Expected return on plan assets (20,258) 
 (20,258) (20,555) 
 (20,555)
Amortization of actuarial loss 4,635
 1,094
 5,729
 6,762
 1,294
 8,056
Amortization of prior service credit (486) 
 (486) (486) 
 (486)
Net periodic pension cost/(income) (1)
 $(122) $3,182
 $3,060
 $1,519
 $3,142
 $4,661
(1) The service cost component of net periodic pension cost is recognized in Total operating costs, while the other components are included in Other components of net periodic benefit costs in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, below Operating profit.
During the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, we made pension contributions of $2.0 million and $2.1 million, respectively, to certain qualified pension plans. We expect contributions in 2019 to total approximately $9 million to satisfy funding requirements.
Other Postretirement Benefits
The components of net periodic postretirement benefit income were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
Service cost $7
 $5
Interest cost 400
 369
Amortization of actuarial loss 844
 1,184
Amortization of prior service credit (1,191) (1,539)
Net periodic postretirement benefit cost (1)
 $60
 $19
(1) The service cost component of net periodic pension cost is recognized in Total operating costs, while the other components are included in Other components of net periodic benefit costs in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, below Operating profit.
NOTE 11. INCOME TAXES
The Company had income tax expense of $1.3 million and $5.3 million in the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively. The Company’s effective tax rates from continuing operations were 4.1% and 19.3% for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively. The Company received a tax benefit in both periods from stock price appreciation on stock-based awards that settled in the quarters, resulting in a lower than statutory tax rate.
NOTE 12. EARNINGS PER SHARE
We compute earnings per share using a two-class method, which is an earnings allocation method used when a company’s capital structure includes either two or more classes of common stock or common stock and participating securities. This method determines earnings per share based on dividends declared on common stock and participating securities (i.e., distributed earnings), as well as participation rights of participating securities in any undistributed earnings.
Earnings per share is computed using both basic shares and diluted shares. The difference between basic and diluted shares is that diluted shares include the dilutive effect of the assumed exercise of outstanding securities. Our stock options, stock-settled long-term performance awards and restricted stock units could have a significant impact on diluted shares. The difference between basic and diluted shares of approximately 1.5 million and 2.1 million as of March 31, 2019, and April 1, 2018, respectively, resulted primarily from the dilutive effect of certain stock options, restricted stock units and performance awards.

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Securities that could potentially be dilutive are excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share when a loss from continuing operations exists or when the exercise price exceeds the market value of our Class A Common Stock, because their inclusion would result in an anti-dilutive effect on per share amounts.
There were approximately 0.2 million restricted stock units excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share because they were anti-dilutive in the first quarter of 2019. There were no anti-dilutive stock options or stock-settled long-term performance awards excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2019 and no anti-dilutive stock options, stock-settled long-term performance awards or restricted stock units excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2018.
NOTE 13. SUPPLEMENTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY INFORMATION
In 2015, the Board of Directors authorized up to $101.1 million of repurchases of shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock. As of March 31, 2019, repurchases under this authorization totaled $84.9 million (excluding commissions) and $16.2 million remained under this authorization. The Company did not repurchase any shares during the first quarter of 2019. All purchases were made pursuant to our publicly announced share repurchase program. Our Board of Directors has authorized us to purchase shares under this authorization from time to time, subject to market conditions and other factors. There is no expiration date with respect to this authorization.
The following table summarizes the changes in AOCI by component as of March 31, 2019:
(In thousands) Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments Funded Status of Benefit Plans Net Unrealized (Loss)/Gain on Available-For-Sale Securities Total Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Balance as of December 30, 2018 $4,677
 $(520,308) $(2,093) $(517,724)
Other comprehensive (loss)/income before reclassifications, before tax (1,649) 
 2,074
 425
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss, before tax 
 4,896
 
 4,896
Income tax expense/(benefit) (431) 1,288
 542
 1,399
Net current-period other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of tax (1,218) 3,608
 1,532
 3,922
Balance as of March 31, 2019 $3,459
 $(516,700) $(561) $(513,802)
The following table summarizes the reclassifications from AOCI for the first quarter of 2019:
(In thousands)

Detail about accumulated other comprehensive loss components
  Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss Affects line item in the statement where net income is presented
Funded status of benefit plans:    
Amortization of prior service credit(1)
 $(1,677) Other components of net periodic benefit costs/(income)
Amortization of actuarial loss(1)
 6,573
 Other components of net periodic benefit costs/(income)
Total reclassification, before tax(2)
 4,896
  
Income tax expense 1,288
 Income tax expense
Total reclassification, net of tax $3,608
  
(1) These AOCI components are included in the computation of net periodic benefit cost for pension and other retirement benefits. See Note 10 for more information.
(2) There were no reclassifications relating to noncontrolling interest for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
NOTE 14. SEGMENT INFORMATION
The Company identifies a business as an operating segment if: i) it engages in business activities from which it may earn revenues and incur expenses; ii) its operating results are regularly reviewed by the Chief Operating Decision Maker (who is the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer) to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment and assess

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its performance; and iii) it has available discrete financial information. The Company has determined that it has one reportable segment. Therefore, all required segment information can be found in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
NOTE 15. LEASES
Lessee activities
Operating leases
We have operating leases for office space and equipment. We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Certain office space leases provide for rent adjustments relating to changes in real estate taxes and other operating costs. Our operating leases generally include options to extend the term of the leases which are not recognized as part of the right-of-use asset until we are reasonably certain that the option will be exercised. We may terminate our leases with sufficient notice to the lessor and in some cases, upon the payment of a termination fee. Our leases do not include substantial variable payments based on index or rate. After the adoption of ASU 2016-02 in 2019, for all leases, a right-of-use asset and a lease liability, initially measured at the present value of the lease payments, are recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2019 as described below.
Our leases do not provide a readily determinable implicit discount rate. Therefore, we estimate our incremental borrowing rate to discount the lease payments based on the information available at lease commencement.
We recognize a single lease cost on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease and we classify all cash payments within operating activities in the statement of cash flows. Our lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants.
We evaluate right-of-use assets for impairment consistent with our property, plant and equipment policy disclosure included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018.
The table below presents the lease-related assets and liabilities recorded on the balance sheet:
(In thousands) Classification in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet March 31, 2019
Operating lease right-of-use assets Miscellaneous assets $35,955
Current operating lease liabilities Accrued expenses and other 6,594
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities Other 34,939
Total operating lease liabilities   $41,533
The total lease cost for operating leases included in Selling, general and administrative costs in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations was as follows:
  For the Quarter Ended
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
Operating lease cost $2,239
Short term and variable lease cost 460
Total lease cost $2,699
The table below presents additional information regarding operating leases:
  For the Quarter Ended
(In thousands, except lease term and discount rate) March 31, 2019
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of operating lease liabilities $2,197
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease liabilities(1)
 $37,863
Weighted-average remaining lease term 7.3 years
Weighted-average discount rate 5.41%
(1) Amounts for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, include the transition adjustment resulting from the adoption of ASU 2016-02 as discussed in Note 2.
Maturities of lease liabilities on an annual basis for the Company's operating leases as of March 31, 2019, were as follows:

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(In thousands) Amount
2019 (9 months ending December 29, 2019) $6,242
2020 7,682
2021 6,829
2022 6,261
2023 5,474
Later Years 18,158
Total lease payments $50,646
Less: Interest (9,113)
Present value of lease liabilities $41,533
Finance lease    
We have a finance lease in connection with the land at our College Point, N.Y. printing facility. Interest on the lease liability has been recorded in Interest expense and other, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. Repayments of the principal portion of our lease liability are recorded in financing activities and payments of interest on our lease liability are recorded in operating activities in the statement of cash flows for our finance lease.
As of March 31, 2019, the asset related to the finance lease of $5.0 million is included in Property, plant and equipment in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. As of March 31, 2019, the undiscounted cash flow related to the finance lease was $7.1 million offset by interest of $0.3 million, resulting in $6.8 million included in Short-term debt and finance lease obligations in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
Lessor activities
Our leases to third parties predominantly relate to office space in the Company Headquarters. We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Office space leases are operating leases and generally include options to extend the term of the lease. Our leases do not include variable payments based on index or rate. We do not separate the lease and non-lease components in a contract. The non-lease components predominantly include charges for utilities usage and other operating expenses estimated based on the proportionate share of the rental space of each lease.
For our office space operating leases, we recognize rental revenue on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease and we classify all cash payments within operating activities in the statement of cash flows.
Residual value risk is not a primary risk resulting from our office space operating leases because of the long-lived nature of the underlying real estate assets which generally hold their value or appreciate in the long term.
We evaluate assets leased to third parties for impairment consistent with our property, plant and equipment policy disclosure included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018.
As of March 31, 2019, the cost and accumulated depreciation related to the Company Headquarters building included in Property, plant and equipment in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet was approximately $510 million and $192 million, respectively. Office space leased to third parties represents approximately 39% of rentable square feet of the Company Headquarters.
We generate building rental revenue from the floors in our headquarter building that we lease to third parties. The building rental revenue was as follows:
  For the Quarter Ended
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
Building rental revenue (1)
 $7,639
(1) Building rental revenue includes approximately $2.9 million of sublease income for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

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Maturities of lease payments to be received on an annual basis for the Company's office space operating leases as of March 31, 2019, were as follows:
(In thousands) Amount
2019 (9 months ending December 29, 2019) $21,792
2020 32,214
2021 32,231
2022 32,226
2023 19,301
Later Years 142,057
Total building rental revenue from operating leases $279,821
NOTE 16. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
Newspaper and Mail Deliverers–Publishers’ Pension Fund
In September 2013, the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers-Publishers’ Pension Fund (the “NMDU Fund”) assessed a partial withdrawal liability against the Company in the gross amount of approximately $26 million for the plan years ending May 31, 2012, and 2013 (the “Initial Assessment”), an amount that was increased to a gross amount of approximately $34 million in December 2014, when the NMDU Fund issued a revised partial withdrawal liability assessment for the plan year ending May 31, 2013 (the “Revised Assessment”). The NMDU Fund claimed that when City & Suburban Delivery Systems, Inc., a retail and newsstand distribution subsidiary of the Company and the largest contributor to the NMDU Fund, ceased operations in 2009, it triggered a decline of more than 70% in contribution base units in each of these two plan years.
The Company disagreed with both the NMDU Fund’s determination that a partial withdrawal occurred and the methodology by which it calculated the withdrawal liability, and the parties engaged in arbitration proceedings to resolve the matter. In June 2016, the arbitrator issued an interim award and opinion that supported the NMDU Fund’s determination that a partial withdrawal had occurred, and concluded that the methodology used to calculate the Initial Assessment was correct. However, the arbitrator also concluded that the NMDU Fund’s calculation of the Revised Assessment was incorrect. In July 2017, the arbitrator issued a final award and opinion reflecting the same conclusions, which both the Company and NMDU Fund challenged in federal district court. In March 2018, the court determined that a partial withdrawal had occurred, but supported the Company’s position that the NMDU Fund’s calculation of the withdrawal liability was improper. The Company has appealed the court’s decision with respect to the determination that a partial withdrawal had occurred, and the NMDU Fund has appealed the court’s decision with respect to the calculation of the withdrawal liability.
Due to requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 that sponsors make payments demanded by plans during arbitration and any resultant appeals, the Company had been making payments to the NMDU fund since September 2013 relating to the Initial Assessment and February 2015 relating to the Revised Assessment based on the NMDU Fund’s demand. As a result, as of March 31, 2019, we have paid $19.8 million relating to the Initial Assessment since the receipt of the initial demand letter. We also paid $5.0 million related to the Revised Assessment, which was refunded in July 2016 based on the arbitrator’s ruling.
The Company had a liability of $2.3 million as of March 31, 2019, related to this matter. Management believes it is reasonably possible that the total loss in this matter could exceed the liability established by a range of zero to approximately $11 million.
Other
We are involved in various legal actions incidental to our business that are now pending against us. These actions are generally for amounts greatly in excess of the payments, if any, that may be required to be made. Although the Company cannot predict the outcome of these matters, it is possible that an unfavorable outcome in one or more matters could be material to the Company’s consolidated results of operations or cash flows for an individual reporting period. However, based on currently available information, management does not believe that the ultimate resolution of these matters, individually or in the aggregate, is likely to have a material effect on the Company’s financial position.
Letters of Credit Commitment
We have issued letters of credit totaling $45.7 million and $48.8 million as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively, in connection with the leasing of floors in the Company Headquarters. The letters of credit will expire by 2020.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Approximately $51 million and $54 million of marketable securities were used as collateral for the letters of credit, as of March 31, 2019, and December 30, 2018, respectively.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW
We are a global media organization that includes our newspaper, print and digital products and related businesses. We have one reportable segment.
We generate revenues principally from subscriptions and advertising. Other revenues primarily consist of revenues from licensing, commercial printing, building rental revenue, affiliate referrals, NYT Live (our live events business) and retail commerce. Our main operating costs are employee-related costs.
In the accompanying analysis of financial information, we present certain information derived from consolidated financial information but not presented in our financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”). We are presenting in this report supplemental non-GAAP financial performance measures that exclude depreciation, amortization, severance, non-operating retirement costs or multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs, and certain identified special items, as applicable. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures, and should be read in conjunction with financial information presented on a GAAP basis. For further information and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, see “Non-Operating Items—Non-GAAP Financial Measurements” for more details.
Financial Highlights
For the first quarter of 2019, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.18, compared with $0.13 for the first quarter of 2018. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding severance, non-operating retirement costs and special items discussed below (or “adjusted diluted earnings per share,” a non-GAAP measure) were $0.20 and $0.17 for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
The Company had an operating profit of $34.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared with $34.1 million in the first quarter of 2018. The increase was principally driven by higher digital-only subscription and other revenues, mostly offset by higher operating costs. Operating profit before depreciation, amortization, severance, multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs and special items discussed below (or “adjusted operating profit,” a non-GAAP measure) was $52.4 million and $55.5 million for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively, primarily as a result of the factors identified above.
Total revenues increased 6.1% to $439.1 million in the first quarter of 2019 from $413.9 million in the first quarter of 2018, primarily driven by an increase in digital-only subscription revenues, other revenues and digital advertising revenues, partially offset by a decrease in print advertising and subscription revenues.
Operating costs increased in the first quarter of 2019 to $404.5 million from $378.0 million in the first quarter of 2018, largely due to higher marketing expenses, as well as higher labor and raw material costs related to our commercial printing operations and higher newsroom labor costs. Operating costs before depreciation, amortization, severance and multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs (or “adjusted operating costs,” a non-GAAP measure) increased in the first quarter of 2019 to $386.7 million from $358.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, primarily as a result of the factors identified above.

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following table presents our consolidated financial results:
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
 % Change
Revenues     
Subscription $270,810
 $260,593
 3.9 %
Advertising 125,088
 125,647
 (0.4)%
Other 43,164
 27,708
 55.8 %
Total revenues 439,062
 413,948
 6.1 %
Operating costs      
Production costs:     
Wages and benefits 102,908
 91,993
 11.9 %
Raw materials 19,838
 16,692
 18.8 %
Other production costs 45,337
 45,656
 (0.7)%
Total production costs 168,083
 154,341
 8.9 %
Selling, general and administrative costs 221,463
 208,623
 6.2 %
Depreciation and amortization 14,918
 15,041
 (0.8)%
Total operating costs 404,464
 378,005
 7.0 %
Headquarters redesign and consolidation 
 1,888
 *
Operating profit 34,598
 34,055
 1.6 %
Other components of net periodic benefit costs 1,835
 2,028
 (9.5)%
Gain from joint ventures 
 15
 *
Interest expense and other, net 1,303
 4,877
 (73.3)%
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 31,460
 27,165
 15.8 %
Income tax expense 1,304
 5,251
 (75.2)%
Net income 30,156
 21,914
 37.6 %
Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest 
 (2) *
Net income attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $30,156
 $21,912
 37.6 %
* Represents a change equal to or in excess of 100% or not meaningful.


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Revenues
Subscription Revenues
Subscription revenues consist of revenues from subscriptions to our print and digital products (which include our news product, as well as our Crossword and Cooking products), and single-copy and bulk sales of our print products (which represent less than 10% of these revenues). Revenues from our digital-only news subscriptions include e-readers and replica editions. Our Cooking product first launched as a paid digital product in the third quarter of 2017. Subscription revenues are based on both the number of copies of the printed newspaper sold and digital-only subscriptions, and the rates charged to the respective customers.
Subscription revenues increased 3.9% in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same prior-year period, primarily due to year-over-year growth of 28.7% in the number of subscriptions to the Company’s digital subscription products.
The following table summarizes digital-only subscription revenues, which are a component of subscription revenues, for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018:
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
 % Change
Digital-only subscription revenues:      
News product subscription revenues(1)
 $102,346
 $90,577
 13.0%
Other product subscription revenues(2)
 7,513
 4,835
 55.4%
Total digital-only subscription revenues $109,859
 $95,412
 15.1%
(1) Includes revenues from subscriptions to the Company’s news product. News product subscription packages that include access to the Company’s Crossword and Cooking products are also included in this category.
(2) Includes revenues from standalone subscriptions to the Company’s Crossword and Cooking products.
The following table summarizes digital-only subscriptions as of the end of the first quarters of 2019 and 2018:
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
 % Change
Digital-only subscriptions:      
News product subscriptions(1)
 2,857
 2,330
 22.6%
Other product subscriptions(2)
 726
 453
 60.3%
Total digital-only subscriptions 3,583
 2,783
 28.7%
(1) Includes subscriptions to the Company’s news product. News product subscription packages that include access to the Company’s Crossword and Cooking products are also included in this category.
(2) Includes standalone subscriptions to the Company’s Crossword and Cooking products.
Advertising Revenues
Advertising revenues are derived from the sale of our advertising products and services on our print and digital platforms. These revenues are primarily determined by the volume, rate and mix of advertisements. Display advertising revenue is principally from advertisers promoting products, services or brands in print in the form of column-inch ads, and on our digital platforms in the form of banners, video, rich media and other interactive ads. Display advertising also includes branded content on The Times’s platforms. Other advertising primarily represents, for our print products, classified advertising revenue, including line-ads sold in the major categories of real estate, help wanted, automotive and other as well as revenue from preprinted advertising, also known as free-standing inserts. Digital other advertising revenue primarily includes creative services fees associated with, among other things, our digital marketing agencies and our branded content studio; advertising revenue from our podcasts; and advertising revenue generated by Wirecutter, our product review and recommendation website.

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Advertising revenues (print and digital) by category were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended      
  March 31, 2019 April 1, 2018 % Change
(In thousands) Print Digital Total Print Digital Total Print Digital Total
Display $62,342
 $42,112
 $104,454
 $70,805
 $38,700
 $109,505
 (12.0)% 8.8% (4.6)%
Other 7,203
 13,431
 20,634
 8,139
 8,003
 16,142
 (11.5)% 67.8% 27.8 %
Total advertising $69,545
 $55,543
 $125,088
 $78,944
 $46,703
 $125,647
 (11.9)% 18.9% (0.4)%
Print advertising revenues, which represented 55.6% of total advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2019, declined 11.9 percent to $69.5 million in the first quarter of 2019 compared with $78.9 million in the same prior-year period. The decline in print advertising revenues in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in the prior year was driven by a continued decline in display advertising revenue, primarily in the studio entertainment, luxury and financial categories, partially offset by growth in the packaged goods, technology and education categories.
Digital advertising revenues, which represented 44.4% of total advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2019, increased 18.9 percent to $55.5 million in the first quarter of 2019 compared with $46.7 million in the same prior-year period. The increase in digital advertising revenue for the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in the prior year primarily reflected growth in revenue in direct-sold advertising on our digital platforms, including podcasts.
Other Revenues
Other revenues primarily consist of revenues from licensing, commercial printing, building rental revenue, affiliate referrals, NYT Live (our live events business) and retail commerce.
Other revenues increased 55.8% in the first quarter of 2019, compared with the same prior-year period, primarily as a result of growth in our commercial printing operations and additional floors of rental revenue from the Company Headquarters.
Operating Costs
Operating costs were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
 % Change
Production costs:      
Wages and benefits $102,908
 $91,993
 11.9 %
Raw materials 19,838
 16,692
 18.8 %
Other production costs 45,337
 45,656
 (0.7)%
Total production costs 168,083
 154,341
 8.9 %
Selling, general and administrative costs 221,463
 208,623
 6.2 %
Depreciation and amortization 14,918
 15,041
 (0.8)%
Total operating costs $404,464
 $378,005
 7.0 %
Production Costs
Production costs include items such as labor costs, raw materials and machinery and equipment expenses related to news gathering and production activity, as well as costs related to producing branded content.
Production costs increased in the first quarter of 2019 by $13.7 million compared with the first quarter of 2018, primarily driven by a $10.9 million increase in wage and benefits and a $3.1 million increase in raw materials. The increase in wages and benefits was largely due to our newsroom and commercial printing operations. The increase in raw materials was largely due to higher volume as a result of commercial printing operations and higher newsprint prices.
Selling, General and Administrative Costs
Selling, general and administrative costs include costs associated with the selling, marketing and distribution of products as well as administrative expenses.

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Selling, general and administrative costs in the first quarter of 2019 increased by $12.8 million compared with the first quarter of 2018 driven by a $15.9 million increase in marketing expenses largely due to an increase in subscription acquisition and brand marketing costs.
Depreciation and Amortization
Depreciation and amortization costs in the first quarter of 2019 were relatively flat compared with the same prior-year period.
Other Items
See Note 8 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information regarding other items, including costs related to the redesign of the Company Headquarters.
NON-OPERATING ITEMS
Other Components of Net Periodic Benefit Costs/(Income)
See Note 10 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information regarding other components of net periodic benefit costs/(income).
Joint Ventures
See Note 6 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information regarding our joint venture investments.
Interest Expense and other, Net
See Note 7 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information regarding interest expense and other, net.
Income Taxes
See Note 11 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information regarding income taxes.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We have included in this report certain supplemental financial information derived from consolidated financial information but not presented in our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Specifically, we have referred to the following non-GAAP financial measures in this report:
diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding severance, non-operating retirement costs and the impact of special items (or adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations);
operating profit before depreciation, amortization, severance, multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs and special items (or adjusted operating profit); and
operating costs before depreciation, amortization, severance and multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs (or adjusted operating costs).
There were no special items in 2019.
The special items in the first quarter of 2018 consisted of:
A $1.9 million charge ($1.4 million after tax or $.01 per share) in connection with the redesign and consolidation of space in the Company Headquarters.
We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because management reviews them on a regular basis and uses them to evaluate and manage the performance of our operations. We believe that, for the reasons outlined below, these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors as a supplement to reported diluted earnings/(loss) per share from continuing operations, operating profit/(loss) and operating costs. However, these measures should be evaluated only in conjunction with the comparable GAAP financial measures and should not be viewed as alternative or superior measures of GAAP results.

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Non-operating retirement costs include:
interest cost, expected return on plan assets, amortization of actuarial gain and loss components and amortization of prior service credits of single employer pension expense;
interest cost and amortization of actuarial gains and loss components and amortization of prior service credits of retirement medical expense; and
all multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs.
These non-operating retirement costs are primarily tied to financial market performance including changes in market interest rates and investment performance. Management considers non-operating retirement costs to be outside the performance of the business and believes that presenting adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding non-operating retirement costs and presenting adjusted operating results excluding multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs, in addition to the Company’s GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations and GAAP operating results, provide increased transparency and a better understanding of the underlying trends in the Company’s operating business performance.
Adjusted diluted earnings per share provides useful information in evaluating the Company’s period-to-period performance because it eliminates items that the Company does not consider to be indicative of earnings from ongoing operating activities. Adjusted operating profit is useful in evaluating the ongoing performance of the Company’s businesses as it excludes the significant non-cash impact of depreciation and amortization as well as items not indicative of ongoing operating activities. Total operating costs include depreciation, amortization, severance and multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs. Total operating costs, excluding these items, provide investors with helpful supplemental information on the Company’s underlying operating costs that is used by management in its financial and operational decision-making.
Management considers special items, which may include impairment charges, pension settlement charges and other items that arise from time to time, to be outside the ordinary course of our operations. Management believes that excluding these items provides a better understanding of the underlying trends in the Company’s operating performance and allows more accurate comparisons of the Company’s operating results to historical performance. In addition, management excludes severance costs, which may fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter, because it believes these costs do not necessarily reflect expected future operating costs and do not contribute to a meaningful comparison of the Company’s operating results to historical performance.
Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are set out in the tables below.
Reconciliation of diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding severance, non-operating retirement costs and special items (or adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations)
  For the Quarters Ended  
  March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
 % Change
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations $0.18
 $0.13
 38.5%
Add:      
Severance 0.01
 0.01
 *
Non-operating retirement costs:      
Multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs 0.01
 0.01
 *
Other components of net periodic benefit costs 0.01
 0.01
 *
Special item:      
Headquarters redesign and consolidation 
 0.01
 *
Income tax expense of adjustments (0.01) (0.01) *
Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations(1)
 $0.20
 $0.17
 17.6%
(1)Amounts may not add due to rounding.
* Represents a change equal to or in excess of 100% or not meaningful

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Reconciliation of operating profit before depreciation & amortization, severance, multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs and special items (or adjusted operating profit)
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
 % Change
Operating profit $34,598
 $34,055
 1.6 %
Add:      
Depreciation & amortization 14,918
 15,041
 (0.8)%
Severance 1,403
 2,389
 (41.3)%
Multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs 1,450
 2,104
 (31.1)%
Special items:      
Headquarters redesign and consolidation 
 1,888
 *
Adjusted operating profit $52,369
 $55,477
 (5.6)%
* Represents a change equal to or in excess of 100% or not meaningful


Reconciliation of operating costs before depreciation & amortization, severance and multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs (or adjusted operating costs)
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
 % Change
Operating costs $404,464
 $378,005
 7.0 %
Less:      
Depreciation & amortization 14,918
 15,041
 (0.8)%
Severance 1,403
 2,389
 (41.3)%
Multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs 1,450
 2,104
 (31.1)%
Adjusted operating costs $386,693
 $358,471
 7.9 %



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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
We believe our cash balance and cash provided by operations, in combination with other sources of cash, will be sufficient to meet our financing needs over the next twelve months. As of March 31, 2019, we had cash, cash equivalents and short- and long-term marketable securities of $808.8 million and total debt and finance lease obligations of $254.5 million. Accordingly, our cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities exceeded total debt and finance lease obligations by $554.3 million. Our cash and investment balances have decreased since the end of 2018, primarily due to lower cash proceeds from operating activities, stock-based compensation tax withholding payments and cash capital expenditures, partially offset by net maturities of marketable securities.
We have paid quarterly dividends of $0.04 per share on the Class A and Class B Common Stock since late 2013 through early 2019. In February 2019, the Board of Directors approved an increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.05 per share. We currently expect to continue to pay comparable cash dividends in the future, although changes in our dividend program will be considered by our Board of Directors in light of our earnings, capital requirements, financial condition and other factors considered relevant.
In March 2009, we entered into an agreement to sell and simultaneously lease back the Condo Interest in the Company Headquarters. The sale price for the Condo Interest was $225.0 million less transaction costs, for net proceeds of approximately $211 million. We have an option, exercisable in the fourth quarter of 2019, to repurchase the Condo Interest for $250.0 million, and we have provided notice of our intent to exercise this option. We believe that exercising this option is in the best interest of the Company given that the market value of the Condo Interest exceeds the exercise price, and we plan to use existing cash and marketable securities for this repurchase.
We expect to receive a final cash distribution of approximately $5 million to $8 million related to the wind down of our Madison investment in 2019. See Note 6 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information on the Company’s investment in Madison.
Capital Resources
Sources and Uses of Cash
Cash flows provided by/(used in) by category were as follows:
  For the Three Months Ended  
(In thousands) March 31, 2019
 April 1, 2018
 % Change
Operating activities $25,184
 $17,899
 40.7%
Investing activities $(12,980) $(12,141) 6.9%
Financing activities $(19,150) $25,024
 *
* Represents a change equal to or in excess of 100% or not meaningful
Operating Activities
Cash from operating activities is generated by cash receipts from subscriptions, advertising sales and other revenue. Operating cash outflows include payments for employee compensation, pension and other benefits, raw materials, marketing expenses, interest and income taxes.
Net cash provided by operating activities increased in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same prior-year period due to lower cash payments made to settle accounts payable, accrued payroll and other liabilities and higher collections on accounts receivable, partially offset by higher inventory and lower unexpired subscriptions.
Investing Activities
Cash from investing activities generally includes proceeds from marketable securities that have matured and the sale of assets, investments or a business. Cash used in investing activities generally includes purchases of marketable securities, payments for capital projects, and acquisitions of new businesses and investments.
Net cash used in investing activities in the first quarter of 2019 was primarily related to approximately $10 million in capital expenditures payments and $3 million in net purchases of marketable securities.

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Financing Activities
Cash from financing activities generally includes borrowings under third-party financing arrangements, the issuance of long-term debt and funds from stock option exercises. Cash used in financing activities generally includes the repayment of amounts outstanding under third-party financing arrangements, the payment of dividends, the payment of long-term debt and finance lease obligations and stock-based compensation tax withholding.
Net cash used in financing activities in the first quarter of 2019 was primarily related to stock-based compensation tax withholding payments of $15.3 million and dividend payments of $6.6 million, partially offset by proceeds from stock option exercises of approximately $3 million.
Restricted Cash
We were required to maintain $16.8 million of restricted cash as of March 31, 2019, and $18.3 million as of December 30, 2018, substantially all of which is set aside to collateralize workers’ compensation obligations.
Capital Expenditures
Capital expenditures totaled approximately $11 million and $19 million in the first quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively. The decrease in capital expenditures was primarily driven by higher expenditures in the first quarter of 2018 related to the redesign and consolidation of space in the Company Headquarters. The cash payments related to capital expenditures totaled approximately $10 million and $25 million in the first quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
Third-Party Financing
As of March 31, 2019, our current indebtedness consisted of the repurchase option related to a sale-leaseback of a portion of the Company Headquarters. See Note 7 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information regarding our total debt and finance lease obligations. See Note 9 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information regarding the fair value of our short-term debt.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Our critical accounting policies are detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018. Other than as described in Note 2 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, as of March 31, 2019, our critical accounting policies have not changed from December 30, 2018.
CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS & OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS
Our contractual obligations and off-balance sheet arrangements are detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018. As of March 31, 2019, our contractual obligations and off-balance sheet arrangements have not changed materially from December 30, 2018.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including the section titled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” contains forward-looking statements that relate to future events or our future financial performance. We may also make written and oral forward-looking statements in our Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings and otherwise. We have tried, where possible, to identify such statements by using words such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “will,” “could,” “project,” “plan” and similar expressions in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Any forward-looking statements are and will be based upon our then-current expectations, estimates and assumptions regarding future events and are applicable only as of the dates of such statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in any such statements. You should bear this in mind as you consider forward-looking statements. Factors that we think could, individually or in the aggregate, cause our actual results to differ materially from expected and historical results include those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018, as well as other risks and factors identified from time to time in our SEC filings.    
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018, details our disclosures about market risk. As of March 31, 2019, there were no material changes in our market risks from December 30, 2018.

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures
EVALUATION OF DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Our management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) as of March 31, 2019. Based upon such evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
CHANGES IN INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 31, 2019, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
We are involved in various legal actions incidental to our business that are now pending against us. These actions are generally for amounts greatly in excess of the payments, if any, that may be required to be made. See Note 16 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for a description of certain matters, which is incorporated herein by reference. Although the Company cannot predict the outcome of these matters, it is possible that an unfavorable outcome in one or more matters could be material to the Company’s consolidated results of operations or cash flows for an individual reporting period. However, based on currently available information, management does not believe that the ultimate resolution of these matters, individually or in the aggregate, is likely to have a material effect on the Company’s financial position.
Item 1A. Risk Factors
There have been no material changes to our risk factors as set forth in “Item 1A—Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2018.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
(c) Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
In 2015, the Board of Directors approved an authorization of $101.1 million to repurchase shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock. As of March 31, 2019, repurchases under this authorization totaled $84.9 million (excluding commissions), and $16.2 million remained under this authorization. The Company did not repurchase any shares during the first quarter of 2019. All purchases were made pursuant to our publicly announced share repurchase program. Our Board of Directors has authorized us to purchase shares from time to time, subject to market conditions and other factors. There is no expiration date with respect to this authorization.

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Item 6. Exhibits
Exhibit No. 
  
   
31.1 
   
31.2 
   
32.1 
   
32.2 
   
101.INS XBRL Instance Document.
   
101.SCH XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
   
101.CAL XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
   
101.DEF XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
   
101.LAB XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
   
101.PRE XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
   
   

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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
  THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
  (Registrant)
   
Date:May 8, 2019/s/ ROLAND A. CAPUTO
  
Roland A. Caputo
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)


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