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Filed: 7 May 20, 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 29, 2020
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 10018
(Address and zip code of principal executive offices)
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 filerAccelerated filerNon-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting companyEmerging growth company  
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. 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes       No  x
Number of shares of each class of the registrant’s common stock outstanding as of May 1, 2020 (exclusive of treasury shares): 
Class A Common Stock165,860,725
shares
Class B Common Stock803,404
shares
 




THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
INDEX

     
PART I   Financial Information 
Item1 Financial Statements 
   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 29, 2020 (unaudited) and December 29, 2019
 
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 29, 2020 and March 31, 2019 
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 29, 2020 and March 31, 2019 
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes In Stockholders’ Equity (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 29, 2020 and March 31, 2019 
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) for the quarters ended March 29, 2020 and March 31, 2019 
   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 29, 2020

December 29, 2019
  (Unaudited)  
Assets    
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $218,316
 $230,431
Short-term marketable securities 216,658
 201,785
Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $14,617 in 2020 and $14,358 in 2019) 157,680
 213,402
Prepaid expenses 29,834
 29,089
Other current assets 31,209
 42,124
Total current assets 653,697
 716,831
Other assets    
Long-term marketable securities 251,926
 251,696
Property, plant and equipment (less accumulated depreciation and amortization of $963,664 in 2020 and $950,881 in 2019) 622,113
 627,121
Goodwill 138,450
 138,674
Deferred income taxes 113,480
 115,229
Miscellaneous assets 243,804
 239,587
Total assets $2,023,470
 $2,089,138
 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 29, 2020
 December 29, 2019
  (Unaudited)  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity    
Current liabilities    
Accounts payable $99,162
 $116,571
Accrued payroll and other related liabilities 60,581
 108,865
Unexpired subscriptions revenue 99,116
 88,419
Accrued expenses and other 112,185
 123,840
Total current liabilities 371,044
 437,695
Other liabilities    
Pension benefits obligation 304,251
 313,655
Postretirement benefits obligation 36,497
 37,688
Other 118,104
 126,237
Total other liabilities 458,852
 477,580
Stockholders’ equity    
Common stock of $.10 par value:    
Class A – authorized: 300,000,000 shares; issued: 2020 – 174,723,526; 2019 – 174,242,668 (including treasury shares: 2020 – 8,870,801; 2019 – 8,870,801) 17,472
 17,424
Class B – convertible – authorized and issued shares: 2020 – 803,404; 2019 – 803,404 80
 80
Additional paid-in capital 199,933
 208,028
Retained earnings 1,635,473
 1,612,658
Common stock held in treasury, at cost (171,211) (171,211)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes:    
Foreign currency translation adjustments 3,252
 3,438
Funded status of benefit plans (494,383) (498,986)
Net unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities 1,098
 572
Total accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes (490,033) (494,976)
Total New York Times Company stockholders’ equity 1,191,714
 1,172,003
Noncontrolling interest 1,860
 1,860
Total stockholders’ equity 1,193,574
 1,173,863
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $2,023,470
 $2,089,138
 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 29, 2020

March 31, 2019
  (13 weeks)
Revenues    
Subscription $285,434
 $270,810
Advertising 106,137
 125,088
Other 52,065
 43,164
Total revenues 443,636
 439,062
Operating costs    
Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) 243,672
 239,359
Sales and marketing 73,796
 74,820
Product development 30,802
 23,728
General and administrative 52,861
 51,639
Depreciation and amortization 15,185
 14,918
Total operating costs 416,316
 404,464
Operating profit 27,320
 34,598
Other components of net periodic benefit costs 2,314
 1,835
Interest income/(expense) and other, net 13,854
 (1,303)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 38,860
 31,460
Income tax expense 6,006
 1,304
Net income 32,854
 30,156
Net income attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $32,854
 $30,156
Average number of common shares outstanding:    
Basic 166,549
 165,674
Diluted 167,845
 167,129
Basic earnings per share attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $0.20
 $0.18
Diluted earnings per share attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $0.20
 $0.18
Dividends declared per share $0.06
 $0.05
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 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
  (13 weeks)
Net income $32,854
 $30,156
Other comprehensive income, before tax:    
Loss on foreign currency translation adjustments (254) (1,649)
Pension and postretirement benefits obligation 6,397
 4,896
Net unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities 715
 2,074
Other comprehensive income, before tax 6,858
 5,321
Income tax expense 1,915
 1,399
Other comprehensive income, net of tax 4,943
 3,922
Comprehensive income attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $37,797
 $34,078
 See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
For the Quarters Ended March 29, 2020 and March 31, 2019
(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 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
          
 Balance, December 29, 2019$17,504
$208,028
$1,612,658
$(171,211)$(494,976)$1,172,003
$1,860
$1,173,863
 Net income

32,854


32,854

32,854
 Dividends

(10,039)

(10,039)
(10,039)
 Other comprehensive income



4,943
4,943

4,943
 Issuance of shares:        
 Stock options – 88,775 Class A shares9
922



931

931
 Restricted stock units vested – 134,985 Class A shares13
(3,622)


(3,609)
(3,609)
 Performance-based awards – 257,098 Class A shares26
(7,850)


(7,824)
(7,824)
 Stock-based compensation
2,455



2,455

2,455
 Balance, March 29, 2020$17,552
$199,933
$1,635,473
$(171,211)$(490,033)$1,191,714
$1,860
$1,193,574


















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THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
  For the Quarters Ended
  March 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
  (13 weeks)
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net income $32,854
 $30,156
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 15,185
 14,918
Amortization of right of use asset 2,347
 1,691
Stock-based compensation expense 2,455
 3,827
Gain on non-marketable equity investment (10,074) (1,886)
Long-term retirement benefit obligations (4,469) (5,754)
Fair market value adjustment on life insurance products 3,469
 (1,428)
Other-net 3,064
 (7,280)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable-net 55,722
 42,409
Other assets 6,826
 (4,329)
Accounts payable, accrued payroll and other liabilities (79,225) (55,835)
Unexpired subscriptions 10,697
 8,695
Net cash provided by operating activities 38,851
 25,184
Cash flows from investing activities    
Purchases of marketable securities (142,024) (112,029)
Maturities of marketable securities 127,291
 108,792
Business acquisitions (8,055) 
Proceeds from sale of investments – net 2,965
 41
Capital expenditures (15,217) (10,473)
Other-net 1,617
 689
Net cash used in investing activities (33,423) (12,980)
Cash flows from financing activities    
Long-term obligations:    
Repayment of debt and finance lease obligations 
 (138)
Dividends paid (8,344) (6,601)
Capital shares:    
Proceeds from stock option exercises 931
 2,965
Share-based compensation tax withholding (11,432) (15,376)
Net cash used in financing activities (18,845) (19,150)
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (13,417) (6,946)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 32
 (338)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period 247,518
 259,799
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period $234,133
 $252,515

 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 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019, and the results of operations, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Company for the periods ended March 29, 2020, and March 31, 2019. 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 29, 2019. 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.
Reclassification
The Company has changed the expense captions on its Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations effective for the first quarter ended March 29, 2020. These changes were made in order to reflect how the Company manages its business and to communicate where the Company is investing resources and how this aligns with the Company’s strategy. The Company has reclassified expenses for the prior period in order to present comparable financial results. There is no change to consolidated operating income, operating expense, net income or cash flows as a result of this change in classification. See Note 15 for more detail.
NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Except as described herein, as of March 29, 2020, our significant accounting policies, which are detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2019, have not changed materially.

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

Recently 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.
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. The Company adopted this ASU prospectively on December 30, 2019 and will include capitalized implementation costs in Miscellaneous assets in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet and within Total operating costs in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
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.Modifies the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements. The amendments of disclosures related to 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. The Company adopted this ASU on December 30, 2019. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s 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.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. 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. The Company adopted this ASU on December 30, 2019 using a modified retrospective approach. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) issued authoritative guidance on the following topics:
Accounting Standard Update(s)TopicEffective PeriodSummary
2019-12Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (Topic 740)
Fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2021. Early adoption is permitted.

Simplifies the accounting for income taxes by eliminating certain exceptions to the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 740 related to the approach for intraperiod tax allocation, the methodology for calculating income taxes in an interim period and the recognition of deferred tax liabilities for outside basis differences. The standard also simplifies aspects of the accounting for franchise taxes and enacted changes in tax laws or rates and clarifies the accounting for transactions that result in a step-up in the tax basis of goodwill. We are currently in the process of evaluating the impact of this guidance on our consolidated financial statements.
2018-14Compensation—Retirement Benefits—Defined Benefit Plans—GeneralFiscal years ending after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted.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 on our consolidated financial statements.


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

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, Cooking and audio 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.
Advertising revenues are primarily derived from offerings sold directly to marketers by our advertising sales team. A significantly smaller and diminishing proportion of our total advertising revenues is generated through programmatic auctions run by third-party ad exchanges. Advertising 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 advertisements that direct viewers to branded content on our platforms. Other print advertising revenue primarily includes classified advertising revenue. Other digital advertising revenue primarily includes creative services fees, including those associated with our branded content studio; 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, the leasing of floors in the New York headquarters building located at 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York (the “Company Headquarters”), affiliate referrals, commercial printing, television and film (primarily from our television series, “The Weekly”), NYT Live (our live events business) and retail commerce.
Subscription, advertising and other revenues were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands) March 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
Subscription $285,434
 $270,810
Advertising 106,137
 125,088
Other (1)
 52,065
 43,164
Total $443,636
 $439,062
(1) Other revenue includes building rental revenue, which is not under the scope of Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). Building rental revenue was approximately $8 million for the quarters ended March 29, 2020 and March 31, 2019, respectively.
The following table summarizes print and digital subscription revenues, which are components of subscription revenues above, for the quarters ended March 29, 2020, and March 31, 2019:
  For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands) March 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
Print subscription revenues $155,424
 $160,951
Digital-only subscription revenues:    
News product subscription revenues(1)
 118,958
 102,346
Other product subscription revenues(2)
 11,052
 7,513
 Subtotal digital-only subscriptions 130,010
 109,859
Total subscription revenues $285,434
 $270,810
(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, Cooking and audio products.


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

Advertising revenues (print and digital) by category were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
  March 29, 2020 March 31, 2019
(In thousands) Print Digital Total Print Digital Total
Advertising revenues:            
Display $48,159
 $39,894
 $88,053
 $62,342
 $42,112
 $104,454
Other 6,820
 11,264
 18,084
 7,203
 13,431
 20,634
Total advertising $54,979
 $51,158
 $106,137
 $69,545
 $55,543
 $125,088

Performance Obligations
We have remaining performance obligations related to digital archive and other licensing and certain advertising contracts. As of March 29, 2020, the aggregate amount of transaction price allocated to the remaining performance obligations for contracts with a duration greater than one year was approximately $131 million. The Company will recognize this revenue as performance obligations are satisfied. We expect that approximately $33 million, $32 million and $66 million will be recognized in the remainder of 2020, 2021 and thereafter, respectively.
Contract Assets
As of March 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019, the Company had $3.0 million and $3.4 million, respectively, in contract assets recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets related to digital archiving licensing revenue. The contract asset is reclassified to Accounts receivable when the customer is invoiced based on the contractual billing schedule. The decrease in the contract assets balance of $0.4 million for the quarter ended March 29, 2020, is due to consideration that was reclassified to Accounts receivable when invoiced based on the contractual billing schedules for the period ended March 29, 2020.
NOTE 4. MARKETABLE SECURITIES
The Company accounts for its marketable securities as available for sale (“AFS”). The Company recorded $1.5 million and $0.8 million of net unrealized gains in Accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”) as of March 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019, 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 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019:
  March 29, 2020
(In thousands) Amortized Cost Gross unrealized gains Gross unrealized losses Fair Value
Short-term AFS securities        
Corporate debt securities $90,893
 $23
 $(570) $90,346
U.S. Treasury securities 66,792
 393
 (2) 67,183
U.S. governmental agency securities 29,613
 137
 (1) 29,749
Commercial paper 18,779
 
 
 18,779
Certificates of deposit 10,601
 
 
 10,601
Total short-term AFS securities $216,678
 $553
 $(573) $216,658
Long-term AFS securities       
Corporate debt securities $99,044
 $141
 $(1,740) $97,445
U.S. Treasury securities 92,720
 2,857
 
 95,577
U.S. governmental agency securities 58,646
 261
 (3) 58,904
Total long-term AFS securities $250,410
 $3,259
 $(1,743) $251,926


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

  December 29, 2019
(In thousands) Amortized Cost Gross unrealized gains Gross unrealized losses Fair Value
Short-term AFS securities        
Corporate debt securities $98,864
 $271
 $(9) $99,126
U.S. Treasury securities 43,098
 8
 (11) 43,095
U.S. governmental agency securities 37,471
 35
 (4) 37,502
Commercial paper 12,561
 
 
 12,561
Certificates of deposit 9,501
 
 
 9,501
Total short-term AFS securities $201,495
 $314
 $(24) $201,785
Long-term AFS securities        
Corporate debt securities $103,149
 $617
 $(29) $103,737
U.S. Treasury securities 101,457
 84
 (103) 101,438
U.S. governmental agency securities 46,600
 5
 (84) 46,521
Total long-term AFS securities $251,206
 $706
 $(216) $251,696

The following tables represent the AFS securities as of March 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019, that were in an unrealized loss position for which an allowance for credit losses has not been recorded, aggregated by investment category and the length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position:
  March 29, 2020
  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 $76,998
 $(570) $
 $
 $76,998
 $(570)
U.S. Treasury securities 
 
 9,501
 (2) 9,501
 (2)
U.S. governmental agency securities 4,999
 (1) 
 
 4,999
 (1)
Total short-term AFS securities $81,997
 $(571) $9,501
 $(2) $91,498
 $(573)
Long-term AFS securities            
Corporate debt securities $76,311
 $(1,740) $
 $
 $76,311
 $(1,740)
U.S. governmental agency securities 8,747
 (3) 
 
 8,747
 (3)
Total long-term AFS securities $85,058
 $(1,743) $
 $
 $85,058
 $(1,743)

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

  December 29, 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 $20,975
 $(6) $8,251
 $(3) $29,226
 $(9)
U.S. Treasury securities 13,296
 (3) 11,147
 (8) 24,443
 (11)
U.S. governmental agency securities 
 
 15,000
 (4) 15,000
 (4)
Total short-term AFS securities $34,271
 $(9) $34,398
 $(15) $68,669
 $(24)
Long-term AFS securities            
Corporate debt securities $35,891
 $(25) $4,502
 $(4) $40,393
 $(29)
U.S. Treasury securities 60,935
 (103) 
 
 60,935
 (103)
U.S. governmental agency securities 34,167
 (84) 
 
 34,167
 (84)
Total long-term AFS securities $130,993
 $(212) $4,502
 $(4) $135,495
 $(216)

We assess AFS securities on a quarterly basis or more often if a potential loss-triggering event occurs. For AFS securities in an unrealized loss position, we first assess whether we intend to sell, or if it is more likely than not that we will be required to sell the security before recovery of its amortized cost basis. If either of the criteria regarding intent or requirement to sell is met, the security’s amortized cost basis is written down to fair value through income. For AFS securities that do not meet the aforementioned criteria, we evaluate whether the decline in fair value has resulted from credit losses or other factors. In making this assessment, we consider the extent to which fair value is less than amortized cost, creditworthiness of the security, and adverse conditions specifically related to the security. If this assessment indicates that a credit loss exists, the present value of cash flows expected to be collected from the security is compared to the amortized cost basis of the security. If the present value of cash flows expected to be collected is less than the amortized cost basis, a credit loss exists and an allowance for credit losses is recorded, limited by the amount that the fair value is less than the amortized cost basis. Any impairment that has not been recorded through an allowance for credit losses is recognized in other comprehensive income.
As of March 29, 2020, 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 primarily due to perceived credit quality resulting from temporary liquidity issues and interest rate fluctuations as opposed to changes in credit quality. Therefore, as of March 29, 2020, we have recognized 0 losses or allowance for credit losses related to AFS securities.
As of March 29, 2020, our short-term and long-term marketable securities had remaining maturities of less than 1 month to 12 months and 13 months to 35 months, respectively. See Note 8 for more information regarding the fair value of our marketable securities.
NOTE 5. GOODWILL AND INTANGIBLES
During the first quarter of 2020, the Company acquired Listen In Audio, Inc., a company that transforms journalism articles into audio that is made available in a subscription-based product named “Audm,” in an all-cash transaction. We paid $8.6 million (comprised of $8.0 million cash payment and $0.6 million note receivable previously issued by the Company, which was canceled at the close of the transaction) and entered into agreements that will likely require retention payments over the three years following the acquisition. The Company included the purchase price in Miscellaneous assets in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 29, 2020, pending the completion of the valuation of assets acquired and liabilities assumed.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill as of March 29, 2020, and since December 29, 2019, were as follows:
(In thousands) Total Company
Balance as of December 29, 2019 $138,674
Foreign currency translation (224)
Balance as of March 29, 2020 $138,450

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 $2.2 million is included in Miscellaneous assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 29, 2020.
NOTE 6. INVESTMENTS
Non-Marketable Equity Securities
Our non-marketable equity securities are investments in privately held companies/funds without readily determinable market values. Gains and losses on non-marketable securities sold or impaired are recognized in Interest income/(expense) and other, net.
As of March 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019, non-marketable equity securities included in Miscellaneous assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets had a carrying value of $20.5 million and $13.4 million, respectively. During the first quarter of 2020, we recorded a $10.1 million gain related to a non-marketable equity investment transaction. The gain is comprised of $2.5 million realized gain due to the partial sale of the investment and an $7.6 million unrealized gain due to the mark to market of the remaining investment, and is included in Interest income/(expense) and other, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
NOTE 7. OTHER
Capitalized Computer Software Costs
Amortization of capitalized computer software costs included in Depreciation and amortization in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations were $3.8 million and $4.3 million in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Interest income/(expense) and other, net
Interest income/(expense) and other, net, as shown in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations was as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands) March 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
Interest expense $(185) $(7,059)
Amortization of debt costs and discount on debt 
 (893)
Capitalized interest 
 44
Interest income and other expense, net (1)
 14,039
 6,605
Total interest income/(expense) and other, net $13,854
 $(1,303)
(1) The three months ended March 29, 2020, include a $10.1 million gain related to a non-marketable equity investment transaction. The three months ended March 31, 2019, include a fair value adjustment of $1.9 million related to the sale of a non-marketable equity security.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Restricted Cash
A reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as of March 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019, from the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows is as follows:
(In thousands) March 29, 2020
 December 29, 2019
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash    
Cash and cash equivalents $218,316
 $230,431
Restricted cash included within other current assets 527
 528
Restricted cash included within miscellaneous assets 15,290
 16,559
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash shown in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows $234,133
 $247,518

Substantially all of the amount included in restricted cash is set aside to collateralize workers’ compensation obligations.
Revolving Credit Facility
In September 2019, the Company entered into a $250.0 million five-year unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”). Certain of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries have guaranteed the Company’s obligations under the Credit Facility. Borrowings under the Credit Facility bear interest at specified rates based on our utilization and consolidated leverage ratio. The Credit Facility contains various customary affirmative and negative covenants. In addition, the Company is obligated to pay a quarterly unused commitment fee of 0.20%.
As of March 29, 2020, there were no outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility and the Company was in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the documents governing the Credit Facility.
Severance Costs
We recognized severance costs of $0.4 million and $1.4 million in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively, related to workforce reductions. These costs are recorded in General and administrative costs in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
We had a severance liability of $7.1 million and $8.4 million included in Accrued expenses and other in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019, respectively. The March 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019, balances include severance liabilities related to the restructuring charge recorded in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in the third quarter of 2019. We anticipate most of the payments will be made within the next twelve months.
NOTE 8. 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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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

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 29, 2020, and December 29, 2019:
(In thousands) March 29, 2020 December 29, 2019
 Total Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Assets:                
Short-term AFS securities (1)
                
Corporate debt securities $90,346
 $
 $90,346
 $
 $99,126
 $
 $99,126
 $
U.S. Treasury securities 67,183
 
 67,183
 
 43,095
 
 43,095
 
U.S. governmental agency securities 29,749
 
 29,749
 
 37,502
 
 37,502
 
Commercial paper 18,779
 
 18,779
 
 12,561
 
 12,561
 
Certificates of deposit 10,601
 
 10,601
 
 9,501
 
 9,501
 
Total short-term AFS securities $216,658
 $
 $216,658
 $
 $201,785
 $
 $201,785
 $
Long-term AFS securities (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities $97,445
 $
 $97,445
 $
 $103,737
 $
 $103,737
 $
U.S. Treasury securities 95,577
 
 95,577
 
 101,438
 
 101,438
 
U.S. governmental agency securities 58,904
 
 58,904
 
 46,521
 
 46,521
 
Total long-term AFS securities $251,926
 $
 $251,926
 $
 $251,696
 $
 $251,696
 $
Liabilities:                
Deferred compensation (2)(3)
 $16,291
 $16,291
 $
 $
 $23,702
 $23,702
 $
 $

(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 balance in life insurance products. Our investments in life insurance products are included in Miscellaneous assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, and were $39.2 million as of March 29, 2020, and $46.0 million as of December 29, 2019. 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.
NOTE 9. PENSION AND OTHER POSTRETIREMENT BENEFITS
Pension
Single-Employer Plans
We maintain The New York Times Companies Pension Plan (the “Pension Plan”), a frozen single-employer defined benefit pension plan. The Company also jointly sponsors a defined benefit plan with The NewsGuild of New York known as the Guild-Times Adjustable Pension Plan that continues to accrue active benefits.
We also have a foreign-based pension plan for certain employees (the “foreign plan”). The information for the foreign plan is combined with the information for U.S. non-qualified plans. The benefit obligation of the foreign plan is immaterial to our total benefit obligation.
 




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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

The components of net periodic pension cost were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
  March 29, 2020 March 31, 2019
(In thousands) Qualified
Plans
 Non-
Qualified
Plans
 All
Plans
 Qualified
Plans
 Non-
Qualified
Plans
 All
Plans
Service cost $2,607
 $
 $2,607
 $1,278
 $
 $1,278
Interest cost 11,742
 1,648
 13,390
 14,709
 2,088
 16,797
Expected return on plan assets (17,736) 
 (17,736) (20,258) 
 (20,258)
Amortization of actuarial loss 5,655
 1,521
 7,176
 4,635
 1,094
 5,729
Amortization of prior service credit (486) 
 (486) (486) 
 (486)
Net periodic pension (income)/cost (1)
 $1,782
 $3,169
 $4,951
 $(122) $3,182
 $3,060

(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 2020 and 2019, we made pension contributions of $2.1 million and $2.0 million, respectively, to certain qualified pension plans. We expect contributions in 2020 to total approximately $9 million to satisfy funding requirements.
Other Postretirement Benefits
The components of net periodic postretirement benefit cost/(income) were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended
(In thousands) March 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
Service cost $7
 $7
Interest cost 256
 400
Amortization of actuarial loss 763
 844
Amortization of prior service credit (1,056) (1,191)
Net periodic postretirement benefit cost/(income) (1)
 $(30) $60

(1) The service cost component of net periodic postretirement benefit 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 10. INCOME TAXES
The Company had income tax expense of $6.0 million and $1.3 million in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively. The Company’s effective tax rates from continuing operations were 15.5% and 4.1% for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, 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.
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act") was signed into law. We do not expect the tax provisions in the CARES Act to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
NOTE 11. 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 1.3 million and 1.5 million as of March 29, 2020 and March 31,

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

2019, respectively, resulted primarily from the dilutive effect of certain stock options, performance awards and restricted stock units.
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 quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively. There were 0 anti-dilutive stock options or stock-settled long-term performance awards excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively.
NOTE 12. 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 29, 2020, 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 three months of 2020. 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 29, 2020:
(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 29, 2019 $3,438
 $(498,986) $572
 $(494,976)
Other comprehensive (loss)/income before reclassifications, before tax (254) 
 715
 461
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss, before tax 
 6,397
 
 6,397
Income tax (benefit)/expense (68) 1,794
 189
 1,915
Net current-period other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of tax (186) 4,603
 526
 4,943
Balance as of March 29, 2020 $3,252
 $(494,383) $1,098
 $(490,033)

The following table summarizes the reclassifications from AOCI for the first quarter of 2020:
(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)
 $(1,542) Other components of net periodic benefit costs
Amortization of actuarial loss(1)
 7,939
 Other components of net periodic benefit costs
Total reclassification, before tax(2)
 6,397
  
Income tax expense 1,794
 Income tax expense
Total reclassification, net of tax $4,603
  
(1) These AOCI components are included in the computation of net periodic benefit cost for pension and other postretirement benefits. See Note 9 for more information.
(2) There were no reclassifications relating to noncontrolling interest for the first quarter ended March 29, 2020.
NOTE 13. 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

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

assess its performance; and (iii) it has available discrete financial information. The Company has determined that it has 1 reportable segment. Therefore, all required segment information can be found in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
NOTE 14. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
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. 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.
NOTE 15. RECLASSIFICATION
The Company has changed the expense captions on its Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations effective for the first quarter ended March 29, 2020. These changes were made in order to reflect how the Company manages its business and to communicate where the Company is investing resources and how this aligns with the Company’s strategy. The Company has reclassified expenses for the prior period in order to present comparable financial results. There is no change to consolidated operating income, operating expense, net income or cash flows as a result of this change in classification. A summary of changes is as follows:
“Production costs” has become “Cost of revenue”:
Cost of revenue contains all costs related to content creation, subscriber and advertiser servicing, and print production and distribution costs as well as infrastructure costs related to delivering digital content, which include all cloud and cloud related costs as well as compensation for employees that enhance and maintain our platforms. This represents a change from previously disclosed production costs, which did not include distribution or subscriber servicing costs. In addition, certain product development costs previously included in production costs have been reclassified to product development.
“Selling, general and administrative” has been split into three lines:
Sales and marketing represents all costs related to the Company’s marketing efforts as well as advertising sales costs.
Product development represents the Company’s investment into developing and enhancing new and existing product technology including engineering, product development, and data insights.
General and administrative includes general management, corporate enterprise technology, building operations and unallocated overhead costs.
In addition, incentive compensation, which was previously wholly included in selling, general and administrative, was reclassified to align with the classification of the related wages across each of the expense captions.




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

A reconciliation of the expenses as previously disclosed to the recast presentation for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, is as follows:


 As Reported March 31, 2019 Reclassification Recast March 31, 2019
Operating costs      
Production costs:      
Wages and benefits $102,908
 $(102,908)
(1)(2) 
$
Raw materials 19,838
 (19,838)
(1) 

Other production costs 45,337
 (45,337)
(1)(2) 

Total production costs 168,083
 (168,083)
(1)(2) 

Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) 
 239,359
(1)(3)(4) 
239,359
Selling, general and administrative costs 221,463
 (221,463)
(3)(4)(5) 

Sales and marketing 
 74,820
(4)(5) 
74,820
Product development 
 23,728
(2)(4)(5) 
23,728
General and administrative 
 51,639
(4)(5) 
51,639
Depreciation and amortization 14,918
 
 14,918
Total operating costs $404,464
 $
 $404,464
(1) In the first quarter of 2020, the Company discontinued the use of the production cost caption. These costs, with the exception of product engineering and product design costs, were reclassified to cost of revenue.
(2) Costs related to developing and enhancing new and existing product technology previously included in production costs were reclassified to product development.
(3) Distribution and fulfillment costs and subscriber and advertising servicing related costs previously included in selling, general and administrative were reclassified to cost of revenue.
(4) Incentive Compensation previously included in selling, general and administrative was reclassified to align with the related salaries in each caption.
(5) In the first quarter of 2020, the Company discontinued the use of the selling, general and administrative cost caption. These costs, with the exception of those related to distribution and fulfillment, subscriber and advertising servicing and incentive compensation related to cost of revenue, were reclassified to the new captions: sales and marketing, product development and general and administrative.




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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, the leasing of floors in our New York headquarters building located at 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York (the “Company Headquarters”), affiliate referrals, commercial printing, television and film (primarily from our television series, “The Weekly”), 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.”
The Company has changed the expense captions on its Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations effective for the first quarter ended March 29, 2020. These changes were made in order to reflect how the Company manages its business and to communicate where the Company is investing resources and how this aligns with the Company’s strategy. The Company has reclassified expenses for the prior period in order to present comparable financial results. There is no change to consolidated operating income, operating expense, net income or cash flows as a result of this change in classification. See Note 15 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more detail.
Financial Highlights
For the first quarter of 2020, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.20, compared with $0.18 for the first quarter of 2019. 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 $0.17 and $0.20 for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively.
The Company had an operating profit of $27.3 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared with $34.6 million in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease was principally driven by lower advertising revenues and higher costs, partially offset by higher digital-only subscription and other revenues. Operating profit before depreciation, amortization, severance, multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs and special items discussed below (or “adjusted operating profit,” a non-GAAP measure) decreased to $44.3 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $52.4 million in the first quarter of 2019, primarily as a result of the factors identified above.
Total revenues increased 1.0% to $443.6 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $439.1 million in the first quarter of 2019, primarily driven by an increase in other revenue (from our television series, “The Weekly,” and from licensing revenue related to Facebook News), as well as an increase in digital-only subscription revenues, partially offset by a decrease in advertising revenue.
Operating costs increased in the first quarter of 2020 to $416.3 million from $404.5 million in the first quarter of 2019, largely due to higher journalism costs, including growth in the number of newsroom and technology employees and costs related to our television series, “The Weekly,” which was partially offset by lower print production and distribution 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 2020 to $399.3 million from $386.7 million in the first quarter of 2019, primarily as a result of the factors identified above.
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and attempts to contain it, have created significant economic disruption, market volatility and uncertainty. These conditions have affected our business and could continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Unlike many media companies, which are primarily dependent on advertising, we derive substantial revenue from subscriptions (approximately 60% of total revenues in 2019 and 64% in the first quarter of 2020). We experienced significant growth in the number of subscriptions to our digital news and other products in the first quarter of 2020, which we attribute in

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part to an extraordinary increase in traffic given the current news environment. However, revenues from the single-copy sales of our print newspaper (which represent less than 10% of our total subscription revenues) have been, and we expect will continue to be, adversely affected as a result of widespread business closures, increases in remote working and reductions in travel.
The worldwide economic slowdown caused by the pandemic also led to a decline in our first-quarter 2020 advertising revenues, and to the extent conditions persist, we expect that our advertising revenues will continue to be adversely affected, including in the second quarter of 2020.
However, our strong balance sheet has enabled us to continue to operate without the liquidity issues being experienced by many other companies. As of March 29, 2020, we had cash, cash equivalents and short- and long-term marketable securities of $686.9 million, and we were debt-free. 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, enabling us to continue hiring in our newsroom, and in product and technology and continue investment in important growth areas.
We have incurred and expect to continue to incur some additional costs in response to the virus. These costs have not been significant to date, but as the pandemic develops we may alter our response and incur additional costs as necessary.
At this time, the complete impact that the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated economic downturn, will have on our business is uncertain. While we remain confident in our prospects over the longer term, the extent to which the pandemic impacts us will depend on numerous evolving factors and future developments, including the severity of the virus; the duration of the outbreak; the impact of the pandemic on economic activity and the companies with which we do business; governmental, business and other actions; travel restrictions and social distancing measures, among many other factors. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and may take further actions that alter our business operations as may be required by federal, state, local or foreign authorities, or that we determine are appropriate. Please see “Part II—Item 1A—Risk Factors” for more information.


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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following table presents our consolidated financial results:
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
 % Change
Revenues     
Subscription $285,434
 $270,810
 5.4 %
Advertising 106,137
 125,088
 (15.2)%
Other 52,065
 43,164
 20.6 %
Total revenues 443,636
 439,062
 1.0 %
Operating costs      
Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) 243,672
 239,359
 1.8 %
Sales and marketing 73,796
 74,820
 (1.4)%
Product development 30,802
 23,728
 29.8 %
General and administrative 52,861
 51,639
 2.4 %
Depreciation and amortization 15,185
 14,918
 1.8 %
Total operating costs 416,316
 404,464
 2.9 %
Operating profit 27,320
 34,598
 (21.0)%
Other components of net periodic benefit costs 2,314
 1,835
 26.1 %
Interest income/(expense) and other, net 13,854
 (1,303) *
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 38,860
 31,460
 23.5 %
Income tax expense 6,006
 1,304
 *
Net income 32,854
 30,156
 8.9 %
Net income attributable to The New York Times Company common stockholders $32,854
 $30,156
 8.9 %
* 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, Cooking and audio products), and single-copy and bulk sales of our print products (which represent less than 10% of these revenues). 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 5.4% in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the same prior-year period, primarily due to year-over-year growth of 39.6% in the number of subscriptions to the Company’s digital subscription products.
Paid digital-only subscriptions totaled approximately 5,001,000 at the end of the first quarter of 2020, a 1,399,000 net increase compared with the end of the first quarter of 2019 and a 587,000 net increase compared with the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. This significant growth in the first quarter is attributed in part to an extraordinary increase in traffic given the current news environment, as well as the digital access model that we launched last year, which requires users to register and log in to access most of our content.
Digital-only news product subscriptions totaled approximately 3,897,000 at the end of the first quarter of 2020, a 1,040,000 net increase compared with the end of the first quarter of 2019 and a 468,000 increase compared with the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. Other product subscriptions (which include our Crossword and Cooking products and new audio product described below) totaled approximately 1,104,000 at the end of the first quarter of 2020, a 359,000 increase compared with the end of the first quarter of 2019 and a 119,000 increase compared with the end of the fourth quarter of 2019.
During the first quarter of 2020, we acquired Listen In Audio, Inc., a company that transforms journalism articles into audio that is made available in a subscription-based product named “Audm.” In addition to the 359,000 and 119,000 net additions noted above to the Company’s other digital-only products, as a result of the acquisition, approximately 20,000 of the product’s subscriptions at the time of acquisition were included in the Company’s 5,001,000 paid digital-only subscriptions. A de minimis number of audio net subscription additions, which enrolled in the product subsequent to the Company’s acquisition, were included in 359,000 and 119,000 net additions noted above to the Company’s other digital-only products.
The following table summarizes print and digital subscription revenues for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019:
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
 % Change
Print subscription revenues $155,424
 $160,951
 (3.4)%
Digital-only subscription revenues:      
News product subscription revenues(1)
 118,958
 102,346
 16.2 %
Other product subscription revenues(2)
 11,052
 7,513
 47.1 %
   Subtotal digital-only subscription revenues 130,010
 109,859
 18.3 %
Total subscription revenues $285,434
 $270,810
 5.4 %
(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, Cooking and audio products.

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The following table summarizes digital-only subscriptions as of the end of the first quarters of 2020 and 2019:
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
 % Change
Print subscriptions 840
 904
 (7.1)%
Digital-only subscriptions:      
News product subscriptions(1)
 3,897
 2,857
 36.4 %
Other product subscriptions(2)
 1,104
 726
 52.1 %
   Subtotal digital-only subscriptions��5,001
 3,583
 39.6 %
Total subscriptions 5,841
 4,487
 30.2 %
(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, Cooking and audio products. During the quarter, the Company acquired a subscription-based audio product. As a result of the acquisition, approximately 20,000 of the product’s subscriptions at the time of acquisition, and a de minimis amount which enrolled in the product subsequent to the Company’s acquisition were included in the Company’s digital-only other product subscriptions starting in the first quarter of 2020.
Advertising Revenues
Advertising revenues are primarily derived from offerings sold directly to marketers by our advertising sales teams. A significantly smaller and diminishing proportion of our total advertising revenues is generated through programmatic auctions run by third-party ad exchanges. Advertising 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 and video in websites, mobile applications and emails. Display advertising includes advertisements that direct viewers to branded content on our platforms. Other print advertising primarily represents 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. Other digital advertising revenue primarily includes creative services fees, including those associated with our branded content studio; advertising revenue from our podcasts; and advertising revenue generated by Wirecutter, our product review and recommendation website.
Advertising revenues (print and digital) by category were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended      
  March 29, 2020 March 31, 2019 % Change
(In thousands) Print Digital Total Print Digital Total Print Digital Total
Advertising revenues:                
Display $48,159
 $39,894
 $88,053
 $62,342
 $42,112
 $104,454
 (22.8)% (5.3)% (15.7)%
Other 6,820
 11,264
 18,084
 7,203
 13,431
 20,634
 (5.3)% (16.1)% (12.4)%
Total advertising $54,979
 $51,158
 $106,137
 $69,545
 $55,543
 $125,088
 (20.9)% (7.9)% (15.2)%
Print advertising revenues, which represented 51.8% of total advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2020, declined 20.9% to $55.0 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared with $69.5 million in the same prior-year period. The decline in print advertising revenues in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in the prior year was driven by a lower demand as the COVID-19 pandemic further accelerated secular trends. The decline in display advertising revenue in the first quarter of 2020 was primarily in the luxury, media, entertainment and financial services categories.
Digital advertising revenues, which represented 48.2% of total advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2020, declined 7.9% to $51.2 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared with $55.5 million in the same prior-year period. The decrease in digital advertising revenue for the first quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in the prior year primarily reflects strong comparisons in the prior year, as well as lower demand for direct-sold advertising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other Revenues
Other revenues primarily consist of revenues from licensing, the leasing of floors in our Company Headquarters, affiliate referrals, commercial printing, television and film (primarily from “The Weekly”), NYT Live and retail commerce. Building

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rental revenue consists of revenue from the lease of floors in our Company Headquarters, which totaled $8.0 million in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Other revenues increased 20.6% in the first quarter of 2020, compared with the same prior-year period, primarily as a result of revenue earned from “The Weekly,” as well as from licensing revenue related to Facebook News.
Operating Costs
As noted above, the Company has changed the Operating costs captions on its Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. See Note 15 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more detail.
Operating costs were as follows:
  For the Quarters Ended  
(In thousands) March 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
 % Change
Operating costs:      
Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) $243,672
 $239,359
 1.8 %
Sales and marketing 73,796
 74,820
 (1.4)%
Product development 30,802
 23,728
 29.8 %
General and administrative 52,861
 51,639
 2.4 %
Depreciation and amortization 15,185
 14,918
 1.8 %
Total operating costs $416,316
 $404,464
 2.9 %
Cost of Revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)
Cost of revenue includes all costs related to content creation, subscriber and advertiser servicing, and print production and distribution costs as well as infrastructure costs related to delivering digital content, which include all cloud and cloud related costs as well as compensation for employees that enhance and maintain our platforms.
Cost of revenue increased in the first quarter of 2020 by $4.3 million compared with the first quarter of 2019, primarily driven by a $13.8 million increase in journalism costs and $1.3 million increase in subscription and advertiser servicing costs, partially offset by a $10.8 million decrease in print production and distribution costs. The increase in journalism costs was largely due to growth in the number of newsroom and technology employees, as well as costs related to “The Weekly.” The increase in subscription and advertising servicing costs was due to higher costs related to distributing digital content, partially offset by lower live events business costs. The decrease in print production and distribution costs was primarily due to lower distribution costs and newsprint pricing, as well as copy declines.
Sales and Marketing
Sales and marketing includes costs related to the Company’s marketing efforts as well as advertising sales costs.
Sales and marketing costs in the first quarter of 2020 decreased by $1.0 million compared with the first quarter of 2019, primarily driven by a decrease in variable compensation related to advertising.
Media expenses, a component of sales and marketing costs, which represents the cost to promote our subscription business, increased to $45.4 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $44.8 million in the first quarter of 2019.
Product Development
Product development includes costs associated with the Company’s investment into developing and enhancing new and existing product technology including engineering, product development, and data insights.
Product development costs in the first quarter of 2020 increased by $7.1 million compared with the first quarter of 2019, largely due to growth in the number of digital product development employees in connection with digital subscription strategic initiatives.
General and Administrative Costs
General and administrative costs includes general management, corporate enterprise technology, building operations and unallocated overhead costs.

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General and administrative costs in the first quarter of 2020 increased by $1.2 million compared with the first quarter of 2019, primarily driven by an increase in outside services, as well as costs incurred in connection with expansion of our office space.
Depreciation and Amortization
Depreciation and amortization costs in the first quarter of 2020 remained relatively flat compared with the same prior-year period.
Other Items
See Note 7 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information regarding other items.
NON-OPERATING ITEMS
Other Components of Net Periodic Benefit Costs
See Note 9 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information regarding other components of net periodic benefit costs.
Interest Income/(expense) and other, net
See Note 7 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information regarding interest income/(expense) and other, net.
Income Taxes
See Note 10 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).
The special item in 2020 consisted of:
a $10.1 million gain ($7.4 million after tax or $.06 per share) related to a non-marketable equity investment transaction. The gain is comprised of $2.5 million realized gain due to the partial sale of the investment and an $7.6 million unrealized gain due to the mark to market of the remaining investment, and is included in Interest income/(expense) and other, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
There were no special items in 2019.
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.
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.

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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.
Included in our non-GAAP financial measures are non-operating retirement costs which are primarily tied to financial market performance and 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.
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 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
 % Change
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations $0.20
 $0.18
 11.1 %
Add:      
Severance 
 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:      
Gain from non-marketable equity security (0.06) 
 *
Income tax expense of adjustments 0.01
 (0.01) *
Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations(1)
 $0.17
 $0.20
 (15.0)%
(1)Amounts may not add due to rounding.
* Represents a change equal to or in excess of 100% or not meaningful
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 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
 % Change
Operating profit $27,320
 $34,598
 (21.0)%
Add:      
Depreciation & amortization 15,185
 14,918
 1.8 %
Severance 370
 1,403
 (73.6)%
Multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs 1,423
 1,450
 (1.9)%
Adjusted operating profit $44,298
 $52,369
 (15.4)%
* Represents a change equal to or in excess of 100% or not meaningful

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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 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
 % Change
Operating costs $416,316
 $404,464
 2.9 %
Less:      
Depreciation & amortization 15,185
 14,918
 1.8 %
Severance 370
 1,403
 (73.6)%
Multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs 1,423
 1,450
 (1.9)%
Adjusted operating costs $399,338
 $386,693
 3.3 %

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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. Although there is uncertainty related to the anticipated effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business (see “—Executive Overview— Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic” and “Part II—Item 1A—Risk Factors”), given the strength of our balance sheet, we do not expect the pandemic to materially impact our liquidity position. As of March 29, 2020, we had cash, cash equivalents and short- and long-term marketable securities of $686.9 million. Our cash and investment balances have increased since the end of 2019, primarily due to cash proceeds from operating activities and proceeds from sale of investments, partially offset by capital expenditures, share based compensation tax withholding, costs associated with the acquisition of a business and dividend payments.
We have paid quarterly dividends on the Class A and Class B Common Stock since late 2013. In February 2020, the Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share, an increase of $0.01 per share from the previous quarter. We currently expect to continue to pay comparable cash dividends in the future, although changes in our dividends will be considered by our Board of Directors in light of our earnings, capital requirements, financial condition and other factors considered relevant.
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 29, 2020
 March 31, 2019
 % Change
Operating activities $38,851
 $25,184
 54.3 %
Investing activities $(33,423) $(12,980) *
Financing activities $(18,845) $(19,150) (1.6)%
* 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 2020 compared with the same prior-year period due to higher cash collections from customers, lower other receivable and higher cash received from subscriptions, partially offset by higher cash payments made to settle accounts payable, accrued payroll and other liabilities.
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 2020 was primarily related to $15.2 million in capital expenditures payments, $14.8 million in net purchases of marketable securities, and $8.1 million cash outflow for the acquisition of a business.
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 share-based compensation tax withholding.
Net cash used in financing activities in the first quarter of 2020 was primarily related to stock-based compensation tax withholding payments of $11.4 million and dividend payments of $8.3 million.

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Restricted Cash
We were required to maintain $15.8 million of restricted cash as of March 29, 2020, and $17.1 million as of December 29, 2019, substantially all of which is set aside to collateralize workers’ compensation obligations.
Capital Expenditures
Capital expenditures totaled approximately $12 million and $11 million in the first quarter of 2020 and 2019, respectively. The increase in capital expenditures was primarily driven by higher expenditures in the first quarter of 2020 related to the build-out of additional office space in Long Island City, N.Y. The cash payments related to capital expenditures totaled approximately $15 million and $10 million in the first quarter of 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Third-Party Financing
In September 2019, we entered into a $250 million five-year unsecured credit facility (the “Credit Facility”). Certain of our domestic subsidiaries have guaranteed our obligations under the Credit Facility. As of March 29, 2020, there were no outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility and the Company was in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the Credit Facility.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Our critical accounting policies are detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2019. Other than as described in Note 2 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, as of March 29, 2020, our critical accounting policies have not changed from December 29, 2019.
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 29, 2019. As of March 29, 2020, our contractual obligations and off-balance sheet arrangements have not changed materially from December 29, 2019.
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 under the heading “Part II-Item 1A-Risk Factors” in this report, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2019, 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 29, 2019, details our disclosures about market risk. As of March 29, 2020, there were no material changes in our market risks from December 29, 2019.

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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 29, 2020. 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 29, 2020, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. We have not experienced a material impact to our internal control over financial reporting despite the fact that most of our employees are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to monitor and evaluate the situation to minimize any impact of the pandemic on the design and operating effectiveness of 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. 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
The following represents a material change in our risk factors as set forth in “Item 1A—Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2019.
The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will continue to affect our industry, business and results of operations.
The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and attempts to contain it have created significant economic disruption, market volatility and uncertainty. As with many companies, the pandemic has disrupted our business and could continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
We derive substantial revenues from the sale of advertising (approximately 29% of our total revenues in 2019). Advertising spending is sensitive to overall economic conditions, and our advertising revenues are adversely affected if advertisers respond to weak and uneven economic conditions by reducing their budgets or shifting spending patterns or priorities, or if they are forced to consolidate or cease operations. The worldwide economic slowdown caused by the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has materially affected our advertising revenues, and if these conditions were to persist for an extended period of time, our advertising revenues would continue to be adversely affected. Likewise, if social distancing measures continue, our revenues from live events and related services would continue to be adversely affected. It is possible that these revenues will not return to pre-pandemic levels once economic conditions improve.
We derive the majority of our revenues from the sale of subscriptions (approximately 60% of our total revenues in 2019). Although we have experienced significant growth in the number of subscriptions to our digital news and other products in the first quarter of 2020, this growth rate has been driven in part by an extraordinary increase in traffic given the current news environment, and may not be sustainable or indicative of results for future periods. In addition, the recent growth may reflect in part the shifting forward of growth that we would have otherwise seen in subsequent periods. Accordingly, growth in our subscriptions may slow due to slower acquisition and/or higher cancellations as the pandemic subsides and government and other restrictions are relaxed. Furthermore, to the extent that a prolonged weakening of global economic conditions leads consumers to reduce spending on discretionary activities, subscribers may increasingly shift to lower-priced subscription options or may forgo subscriptions altogether. In light of these factors, our ability to obtain new subscribers or to retain subscribers at their current or higher pricing levels could be hindered, reducing our subscription revenue. In addition, with reductions in travel and increases in those working from home, our revenues from the single-copy sales of our print newspaper (which, in 2019, represented less than 10% of our total subscription revenues) have significantly decreased.
In response to public health recommendations, government mandates and other concerns, we have altered certain aspects of our operations, including having the vast majority of our workforce work remotely. An extended period of remote work arrangements could introduce operational risk (including cybersecurity risk), result in a decline in productivity or otherwise negatively affect our ability to manage the business. In addition, if a significant portion of our workforce is unable to work, including because of illness, travel or government restrictions in connection with COVID-19 or shortages of necessary personal protective equipment, our operations may be negatively impacted. We will continue to actively monitor the issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and may take further actions that alter our business operations as may be required or that we determine are appropriate. We have enhanced certain employee benefits, and we expect to continue to incur additional costs, which may be significant, as we continue to implement operational changes in response to this pandemic. It is not clear what the potential effects any such alterations or modifications may have on our business, including the effects on our financial results.
The Times is printed at our production and distribution facility in College Point, N.Y., as well as under contract at remote print sites across the United States and throughout the world. While our College Point employees are currently exempted from “stay-at-home” mandates, if this designation were to change or if a significant percentage of our College Point employees were unable to work, our ability to print and distribute the newspaper and other commercial print products in the New York area could be negatively affected. To the extent our newsprint suppliers or print and distribution partners are affected by government “stay-at-home” mandates or recommendations, financial pressures, labor shortages or other circumstances relating to COVID-19 that lead to reduced operations or consolidations or closures of print sites and/or distribution routes, this could lead to an increase in costs to print and distribute our newspapers and/or a decrease in revenues if printing and distribution are

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disrupted. Some of our print and distribution partners have taken steps to reduce the frequency with which newspapers are printed and distributed, and additional partners may take similar steps. Significant disruptions to operations at our College Point production and distribution facility or at our newsprint suppliers or print and distribution partners could adversely affect our operating results.
It is also possible that the COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate or worsen the other risks discussed in Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K. The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacts us will depend on numerous evolving factors and future developments that we are not able to predict, including the severity of the virus; the duration of the outbreak; the impact of the pandemic on economic activity and the companies with which we do business; governmental, business and other actions; travel restrictions and social distancing measures, among many other factors.
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 29, 2020, 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 2020. 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. 
  
   
10.1 
   
10.2 
   
31.1 
   
31.2 
   
32.1 
   
32.2 
   
101.INS XBRL Instance Document - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
   
101.SCH Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
   
101.CAL Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
   
101.DEF Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
   
101.LAB Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
   
101.PRE Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
   
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

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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 7, 2020/s/ Roland A. Caputo
  
Roland A. Caputo
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)


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