Entravision Communications (EVC)

Walter Ulloa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chris Young Chief Financial Officer
Michael Kupinski NOBLE Capital Markets
Aaron Watts Deutsche Bank
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Entravision’s Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode. After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Please also note today’s event is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference call over to Walter Ulloa, Chairman and CEO. ahead. go please Sir,

Walter Ulloa

Good earnings and everyone conference safe times. healthy Jamie. second is to quarter and difficult these XXXX call. in afternoon, you, welcome everyone, Entravision’s staying Thank I hope

call me today Joining the is Young, Financial our Chris Officer. Chief on

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Chris Young

afternoon Thank you, Walter everyone. and good

million compared As consolidated of to the discussed, in Walter $X.X XX% to net $XX.X $XX same the down million. EBITDA quarter revenue to quarter expenses XX% million, million decreased has decreased for to year. $XX.X Operating last and adjusted was XX%

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remarks. our Net XXXX and agreement was $XXX.X was Turning will of million balance our total as total XX. the consolidated was million. debt now securities cash to $XX Net adjusted unrestricted $XXX.X of as happy Walter sheet, was June and in over our of was $XX as our books XX-month XX, EBITDA cash books, million, XX, trailing marketable and the June XXXX, Cash our million XXXX. leverage marketable credit This formal will on on your questions. defined be it as net our X.XXx you. our total I to securities, of total hand leverage of and X.XXx. I June to concludes take Jamie, of


from go [Operator from first Kupinski Our Markets. your with Capital Instructions] question comes Please ahead Michael today question. NOBLE

Michael Kupinski

and the you questions. Thank thanks for taking

and all, my flow through and a and know difficult of actually positive been very actually real sacrifices I have that showing cash must environment of on cash congratulations managing a lot expectation overachieving struggle, a First flow. there.

your is, number you radio question board. how maybe in bit much In TV anticipating are QX, QX also a numbers maybe are my of the expecting kind pretty into little number, So well? you much political as actually are or look better that and we what then your as for was I than across pacing pacing

Walter Ulloa

was For gave television, that the I X%. pace – believe I minus we that you

Chris Young


Walter Ulloa

core would XX% But quarter. the minus for be

Chris Young

taking up. Yes,

Walter Ulloa

up Taking political, yes.

Michael Kupinski

a was it little Are you what Yes, it. actually because, kind it of had same in yes. And than political better Got there I but bit mean, for well? thousand I was the as then was hundred political, dollars, the few radio with quarter second a expecting. in better actually, radio, seeing radio

Walter Ulloa

television do information? We pivot certainly radio political, much have you business. certainly as are political Chris, as But with our seeing not that

Chris Young

pacing minus and minus XX%, think, got I XX%, have radio core radio, Well, a at have radio minus core got – I a and it’s I just XX%. got I at not have total

Walter Ulloa

of That’s minus points... XX%. correct, A couple

Michael Kupinski

Okay. Yes.

political? specific Okay. about And just wondering it’s the being year? – was year I markets. your give about can in been in of just like presidential are can for I political, you the thoughts you seems us that terms understand of guess, but I booked, give your there’s thoughts it What if of us balance the balance you the some money

Walter Ulloa

first our political, well a Well, quarter we huge surpassing had budgets.

be QX But And political. feel the for going now. year the budgeted. political right have QX what to we biggest of we $X.X good number about was million pretty for than was feel course, a of QX and certainly Our will pretty slightly QX, certainly have good. our year. We we got larger achieve. achieve But to it we under much are quarter we feel the about budgets like

So far, track do we on are that. to

So on we go.

Michael Kupinski

we that What should how look thing? cost further fixed cost mean, to thoughts you I some What trigger And of need pull we to there? cost indicated of you cost, in be cutting? how understand your QX. see QX I kind terms of expenses? in expenses were and to, on action just cutting back variable even your in determine Or reduce am cost variable the at if be to that going am the in not the to the can the pace terms just trying of throttle back trigger what and understand or terms I indicated the move What’s revenues you trying further in in? of modeling. of you terms versus are would – of – could whether sort about

Walter Ulloa

going information made I the have Revenue followed we severe give year. those Michael, – rest any manage us you Chris, we you. the some through of as in QX. we And out, the best do how determine expenses pointed mean, can QX. you think, comments? that’s into I as will move Well, pretty cuts cuts our I have

Chris Young

if to start with better barebones to sand creep we the is are threshold, confident in starts level call line incremental more hit feeling feeling right expense revenue environment the when we start will When this the saying return. variable at right factor in in. expenses Yes. start I operating to a don’t draw about think we and we will everything, it’s some now. the

Walter Ulloa

out, are point all and severe that though been and Michael, feel operating and will clients have I are that certainly we needs customers. we our cuts made these they I even the of we addressing and have deep, efficiently,

at people a highest operated the I levels our one operating have that And as so ever are we company. think of

So see that. I to am pleased certainly

Michael Kupinski

stock right cash I your terms that last second question pacing what fact think my better actually flow that of thing? quarter. are I the your cash sort you than the your positive is that in canceled allocation, program? flow positive, QX in thoughts hear are you Given is Did expected, of capital repurchase

Chris Young

So the earlier conservation stock been since cash dividend. canceled. Right cut has that in buyback mode, program We canceled. did the we active but has are We Michael. been were in year, the now,

we as a are generate. to big should this whatever – able CapEx should we taxpayer, de with conversion significant far we some So generate able year, not are EBITDA we incremental cash be flow as free to minimis

this we right what trying focused on moment to environment. our just the that’s cash And is net So for a are protect. balance we are I that now think safety difficult in

Michael Kupinski

everyone. you well Thank be and

Walter Ulloa

you, Michael. Thank

Chris Young

too, Michael. You


Instructions] Aaron [Operator from your question. Our next with question Please comes Bank. from ahead Deutsche Watts go

Aaron Watts

Chris. for Hi. Thanks on. Hi. Walter. me having

Walter Ulloa

Aaron. Hi.

Chris Young

you. Thank

Aaron Watts

and position their TV have were you I where in people cars. a so stations. in and hit And obviously, are as over radio maybe stuck just prevalence am TV was So at – home not than radio both harder unique you

you television as with what look the TV advertising? third stripping you’ll seeing to to you in normal? ahead? in is political. are as pacing traffic in close gap than radio on months you more are the you do side the What’s though, seems, What patterns As expectation radio stronger quarter, expect what return And radio, it obviously, to see seeing even of kind out your ahead the

Walter Ulloa

the that our improve. we as radio to national shared alive. Local with is – I in from that national improved, you will it’s our expect – Well, radio certainly is quarter. quarter. continue has improvement through the come the versus the improved now has better business. mean, has the quarter can second rebounded for tell – believe We in radio to we certainly third everyone, information But than pace starting

the positive show Our is pass they that work as we rep to starting us. – with some information to

being And of we move so in confident out, by And faring it’s that the both quarter. rest in as and television opposed But continue local driven television quarter will national alive did is pointed radio to radio. as we which the radio, is feel the fueled by radio better is, than second to to and And starting local is national through you right improve. as mostly it now. pretty come

Aaron Watts

you great. Okay, very much. Thank

Walter Ulloa

Aaron. Thanks,

Chris Young

Thank you.


will to remarks. like that, and today’s management conclude back for session. to the ladies we with I turn closing question-and-answer any And conference gentlemen, call would over

Walter Ulloa

in quarter Thank with you, We you look safe all everyone Jamie a conference Have our of to investor thank early participating thank for day, you results quarter great sharing and our in be you. second and forward November. call. third


conclude that, with for joining. gentlemen, we call. today’s and Ladies you conference thank will We do

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