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Participants
John Merriwether Vice President of Investor Relations
Adam Aron President & Chief Executive Officer
Sean Goodman Chief Financial Officer
Chad Beynon Macquarie
Eric Wold B. Riley FBR
Eric Handler MKM Partners
Jason Bazinet Citi
Alan Gould Loop Capital
Jim Goss Barrington Research
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Operator

Greetings. Welcome to the AMC Entertainment Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2020 Earnings Webcast. [Operator Instructions] Please note this conference is being recorded. I will now turn the conference over to your host, John Merriwether.

You may begin.

John Merriwether

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call constant might over of and current public call be expectations. on some to risks made may Before I forward-looking comments factors turn filed to differ let may materially our factors that determine company's the that of discussed everyone the from cause that this me most during of today. the actual adjusted management uncertainties these which the statements, management's expressed those and listeners predict. cash or in statements any Numerous future adjusted The revise in results of future or obligation Many EBITDA, other to information such of Adam, our by contain filings call, recently are uncertainties risks, results In Several that will remind most conference XX-Q. any recent based cautioned or the uncertainties including reliance undertakes are are no these are forward-looking undue a cash to reference On the light beyond as to are the place this on free non-GAAP flow, update inherent financial new events. we and as others, company result flow may control whether currency, forward-looking statements, among measures company free measures. ability of statements. not

that, the of and is section remarks, be available I'll website today. measures Q&A call For turn Investor replay release over results, in Relations please Adam. our a GAAP call see earlier to With amctheaters.com being our section afternoon's Relations Investor earnings non-GAAP webcast prepared to later be posted a a there our our of today. at our the After will full This reconciliation the session. of recorded will website in

Adam Aron

joining thank us today. Good you everyone, John. for afternoon, you, Thank and

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Sean Goodman

and Adam, families have everyone, that afternoon. for continued been during and your extraordinary you I us these and you, hope well Thanks, safe do times. this joining thank

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approximately fourth income the less For was on the quarter, actual cash rent million were $XX of the statement. payments than face shown what

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Adam Aron

Sean. you, Thank

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Operator

first [Operator is from Beynon Macquarie. question Instructions] Chad with Our

Chad Beynon

start and a many one to Adam, the just now of We've window including theatrical off Warner. broad wanted on partners, from your heard Universal, with studio Paramount topic.

And about means you're an Just getting could how What historical the to margins? this agreement this business back for model? standpoint? thinking affect from EBITDA wondering this how

Adam Aron

Chad. you, Thank

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Chad Beynon

that. noted guidance been How the return Appreciate theaters percentage million. in year, of in strong CapEx you reduced would to landlords the then Sean, updated, partnering still if future stable? renovation for along, And you build complete? the that of the now guys the how then, is think the with And your new if and is more that build almost CapEx opportunities is the about particularly if your is if have come are thinking cards $XXX liquidity you about the business

Sean Goodman

the Yes. question. Thanks for

Our deleveraging. liquidity; and said focus right prepared our in now, primary we've remarks, b, as I think a, is:

that maintenance updating considerable guidance fortunate CapEx years, last XXXX primarily a focused and fleet. spent so CapEx, And we CapEx. in few for the pretty over that of of on the see you million, have $XXX theater reflected renovating amount our We're

$XXX leverage good planning opportunities. reduce improves, point, pandemic. it, even would position CapEx. plans view. the original theater we We're invest point Adam we so CapEx look as to our our expect a little talk future situation I that good more But to and in did is our improves, because XXXX, And at from bit liquidity. as the always more about beginning, said we is at maintenance-related. primarily and portfolio But timing growth it than position just will of that liquidity shape. reduced then a of growth we the believe to million the reduce predominantly The quite and let the our leverage I'll reduce the I in as this in is And it's with that

Adam Aron

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probably you So capital from from than rather will greater contribution see a us. landlords

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Operator

Wold with B. next from Eric Our Riley question FBR. is

Eric Wold

is the of the and runway A more Can in liquidity box year. you are to update us kind underlying about maybe current outlook. point office filings? kind questions box get to next kind I'm assumptions on next kind year domestic versus of what of you couple cash kind that international prior you laid flow office, your what your around of to out of and thinking really had

Sean Goodman

Sure. Rick, it's Sean.

look let's at a conservatively. projection bit look at cash very So When talk about we our necessarily in projections, those little XXXX. we them

sure managing we're to going to when our think be sufficient we year. we appropriate liquidity liquidity. interesting make When that that's it's XXXX, an think I of have

half first and half, the as that in of more conservative view, burn the cash at expectations we've transition burn seen again, to levels. first then a be months to similar start of quarter. to the somewhat return cash our January to And normalized February. point things be we're from QX, will expecting The QX a

$XX And million, just be a say, period. transition period month cash so QX, QX that let's that we to in flow cash is during somewhere around expect positive. breakeven, QX, burn slightly cash probably flow

a you If your somewhere is What translates advance more what that now and conservative answer point box question to would on around... hand to XXXX all expectations, levels, that to based able expectation, quarterly translates you to that of that box that those added specifically, view be -- when see it is there. right a sufficient office from on cover office that below significantly we numbers, than up the cash have

Adam Aron

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Sean Goodman

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Eric Wold

last helpful. Perfect, Maybe that's just question.

right, finance Sorry to -- another question.

attendance thinking levels most to year-end, full that or theater XX here. normal you're you kicking theaters per the just rent in environment, and deferred million Are I one kind $XXX another in of of to back a well? general rent other payback saw $XX of immediately? rent get Adam, plus open, prepandemic there that bring million requirements then go mentioned we you reopens, as need kicking kind in of then effect of average guess are whatnot? assuming Sorry, a of rent period. in defer about month rent, on of the all plus Or be months are to levels once to back And terms hit deferred that kind of that terms kind kind I of does

Sean Goodman

time. rent deferred I paid Yes. have over paid period, so that And additional rent, The offset, be it rent, will over for some of XX-month will longer because being but XXXX that the assumption during million except roughly on careful of that back is the paid you period a to that's careful the assuming way offset by think that, specifically rent $XXX will in of deferred just And back of first deferred rent about concessions. that down, reason additional deferred rent we of rent XXXX, concessions. have be say be and will the half the

what the it period landlords. to in date as think on additional depending a is will when happen, attendance a of the something there's before, offset negotiated, I paybacks how XXXX, A January with deferred concessions beginning it's these that discussed back specific agreed date. specific about that and as timing rent specific that. rent lot that I've But But XXXX. that And date. is from far the repayment It's date As levels at kicks are said a of go then of the going.

Adam Aron

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We with our of theater all continue landlords. conversations

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Operator

Partners. from Our next MKM is question with Handler Eric

Eric Handler

March? give for us expense update some 'XX, quarter your you've what likely good basis a look picked your just most given now cash on on all a that is update or cash? of either will total give at per the nits us interest an with? Can got like deal debt where to you on you Can And your beginning of

Sean Goodman

Sure.

and on So see look the first XX-K, will you question, which our published if this week. our your capitalization total to debt, answer table at you'll be later

then December, of number. of is our pro that March, what of the the you forma tell debt total debt look at you as it's end If I'll the essentially at the and same and end

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Eric Handler

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Sean Goodman

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Operator

Our is from question Jason Bazinet next Citi. with

Jason Bazinet

if take the smaller fewer apps. of or sort if end talking that And as there where Do I'm of ticket windows? then up we world rejigger with or go disagree a think new question in scope the my the with studios just we about not patrons may some And direct-to-consumer sort end going to release potentially specifics versus XXXX lower out think you to second experience where of their and movies these agreements like reposition I world is, your higher end offset the their longer because that to you run that, rate? theater you premise, -- may come just day Without the the maybe at experience? as the a studios, just behind AMC into of are the what if had of in something X premium questions. we there's just of you ahead sort buckets sort pricing you the getting of to talk attendance? that up be can turn a think when the but And should quick about in

Adam Aron

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Operator

with question is next from Alan Our Gould Loop Capital.

Alan Gould

I've got a few.

And to can given you EBITDA windows? fewer the you Or how think have be do that had levels adjusted screens? take? First, a in there you long will that XXXX, will Adam, it get you shorter that theatrical back

Adam Aron

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Alan Gould

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Adam Aron

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Alan Gould

Do industry-wide? now see opportunities M&A for attractive you And you happening you currency? what see, a got frankly, do more see Do Okay. screens you've closing? that

Adam Aron

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Alan Gould

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Adam Aron

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Operator

final we time gentlemen, for and one Ladies have question.

Research. comes Our Jim from Barrington final with question Goss

Jim Goss

that actions between up standardized one, develop studios types will on? the any of goes by as small and will basis idea. Or wrapping Do on One -- do think a or of of range a you emerged, be windows one there will the just that think, variety given the you the one windows have it on time standardization be exhibitors?

Adam Aron

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Jim Goss

past the over And Okay. year...

Adam Aron

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Jim Goss

persist Okay. about And past all of the my -- over the COVID. year, that talked exhibitors things last we've thing, post might the

levels, you even some getting chance staffing from go popcorn food back point or and might coming to maybe a showings, a blocking, protocols what again maybe to terms sort as do and softdrinks X.X persist to transition, menu and be at cleaning private you beverage least broader have to seat actually items? conclusion think where we're will this Now of that in of

Adam Aron

Thanks, Jim.

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Operator

the and now I have closing of We session, for question-and-answer reached call turn over remarks. end will the the management back to

Adam Aron

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Operator

may and a evening. have lines disconnect and for Thank you participation, you your time. concludes today's This at your great conference, this