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Spanish Broadcasting System (SBSAA)

Participants
Brad Edwards Investor Relations
Albert Rodriguez Chief Operating Officer
Jose Molina Chief Financial Officer
Richard Lara General Counsel
Patrick Fitzgerald Baird
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the Spanish Broadcasting Third Quarter 2020 Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Please note this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Brad Edwards of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Brad Edwards

Thank you, and good morning, everyone.

recognize historical statements fact. please call this begin, not are we that on certain conference Before of They forward-looking Private Act statements be under may deemed, the Securities therefore, Litigation to be XXXX. Reform results expected particular, company’s strategic are initiatives about In statements. to current statements forward-looking obtained from be the future differ forward-looking Many statements. may to company’s discussed those actual the factors from in important results cause materially any such company’s described filings uncertainties These are in further in risks the with the SEC. and detail

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Albert Rodriguez

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Lara, Joining me Counsel. Richard today are Financial and our Molina, Chief Officer Jose our General

third financial in we the began and improvement we see lines recovery sequential performance. saw quarter, initial of and During our to across our meaningful operating some business

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digital continued once again metrics to ratings delivered while grow. audio engagement and stations mobile our Our have gains, strong

health news, to to we in safety and continuing them. critical addition, to remain committed audience deliver In our information

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are we in LaMusica advancing further addition, as a brand. multi-platform In making progress

and and over audience over example, audience traffic averages For additional website hours month. delivered listening currently business the LaMusica’s future. growth this the unique This to In monthly XX million sessions XX million XXX,XXX third was our X.X unique quarter. quarter, point total million patterns over per listeners in streaming total

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growth the our to audio media team adjusted quarter. digital, a operating our our future in conditions. executed to importantly, upended industry-leading radio the for drastically audio Overall quarter results have margin metrics The hold and Our are to across in expansion. times trends and impact and and social grow, time from SBS improved second remains third Thanks top despite and for strategy the nation’s continued across challenging working SBS continue markets the attention. will our our with and company’s your rankings commitment DMAs, mobile on growth entire positioned and and network Hispanic communities. deliver most our stations improved has largest

the let the call Jose Now financial to me overview. turn for Molina over

Jose Molina

Albert. Thanks,

COVID third pandemic, our our improve to quarter trends as basis. Turning although impacted a on the to radio sequential be did quarter by Albert third continued results, results segment noted,

signs addition, show our a full of In business began recovery. to television

Our prior compared million down XX% million, the consolidated period. revenues for totaled $XX to $XX.X same

decreases special event Our in radio revenues declined sales $X.X local million and to revenue. or due XX%

basis. While XX% improvement revenues over did an as radio down our third radio quarter in second down year-over-year we the on revenues were were see the in quarter, a

improved to Our or in XX% million $X.X television national and due revenues sales. increases local

non-GAAP to for representing OIBDA period, a million Our totaled prior measure the compared $X.X million $X.X consolidated of year decrease adjusted same XX%. $XX.X million a or

declined XX%. OIBDA $X.X operating million primarily Our $X.X a lower million XX%, partially adjusted expenses revenues, in by radio of or due offset decrease to or

Our and operating allowance professional expenses an decreased costs lower fees, and mainly offset commissions, compensation, expenses, to in event station for the by increase due advertising accounts. special radio partially promotional doubtful

offset increase expenses by $XXX,XXX by in to higher adjusted television $XXX,XXX. Our due revenues improved OIBDA partially operating an of

higher for expenses compensation. doubtful costs, net operating television Our offset by barter partially increased expenses primarily lower allowance and due fees the accounts, to programming professional and

expenditures Our corporate expenses the $XXX,XXX. were decreased $XXX,XXX or XX% due to third lower compensation. for Capital approximately quarter

today, call navigate conditions turn of conclude $XX recapitalization to viable over remains cash take like a continue I our my and will Operator? our we of sheet have priority available hand solutions evaluate market also formal business As continue balance for cash any the would And our advisers. this we to questions. our the top This and that, is operator At with liquidity. our top as through and The time, approximately we to of current remarks. with the steps to priority to successfully. million, maintain operate on to

Operator

with Please head. [Operator And come our question today Instructions] from Fitzgerald first will Baird. go Patrick

Albert Rodriguez

Patrick. morning. Patrick, we you. hear Hi, Good can’t Patrick?

Jose Molina

Patrick. Hello,

Patrick Fitzgerald

hear guys now? me? Can you me You hear

Albert Rodriguez

can hear now. We you

Patrick Fitzgerald

Yes. Okay.

Sorry, scratchy. it’s very

So – you into is the has quarter Do improvement throughout that looking? and saw continued October you improvement fourth quarter, sequential sequential third the How November? continue quarter.

Albert Rodriguez

same beat to the terms when terms operator results, top industry. the the much year, about in of in I’m look you compared we And all period market, last broadcasters radio the in did. the Look, of pretty of and OIBDA it at OIBDA, general the Hispanic clearly peer performance from every talking even

OIBDA the as a in to performance one year. had prior October the in and terms phenomenal We of compared the the we national well of efforts. So terms the number were network

to business to to for be for history. network it’s – it’s in the respect We year a us network company’s respect project I results up going – with be business. the have to XXXX, continue record the of quarter, highest fronts with record-breaking it’s our for to going And in terms fourth in negotiating our

Patrick Fitzgerald

Yes.

Okay.

is September than November So is the October? better and sequentially, than October better –

Albert Rodriguez

yet. November finalized haven’t definitely We October better September. is than But

Jose Molina

Absolutely.

Patrick Fitzgerald

in And up were you I said said Okay. that September? financials – your you think in you year-over-year

Jose Molina

Yes.

Albert Rodriguez

you Yes, were was There the leaders no in at clearly And year. look okay, for prior performance of when third we are. Patrick, OIBDA the we compared quarter, question. terms to

We’re prior compared the basically number one an the in XXXX. by third XXXX And was quarter year way, XXXX. to incredible

out So just there. to want that put I

Patrick Fitzgerald

– I’m yes, trying you’re saying. just – I’m yes, to trying that. make just to No, I sure get understand I I’m what

is are guess, So also I year-over-year, November October question? and my up

Albert Rodriguez

No, October is.

to it I up segments going with some But you our strategic are it know November. finalized we make trailing. we’re their lot are third that a look still when and certain business a at overall, to units are leaders. were business clear, of times want OIBDA, haven’t quarter, pleased of to We with respect there performance. I And are year-over-year, that the clearly our back said I’ve few There

prior or of we that COVID the at the So driving operators when right, industry, market you getting you definitely radio so were performance, of in all the in of terms at year us, terms impact performance look out and faced. look when

Patrick Fitzgerald

job that. year-over-year. significantly to obviously nice costs it. guess, you’ve taken Yes. Got I down that, related No, on

about levels that sustainable is at are if could or the done you And – yes. Now what on here talk cost it are you’ve you side?

Albert Rodriguez

vendors renegotiating to what’s with a we have to lot terms approached respect things with Look, renegotiate prudent of been and to we’ve do and our respect all able expenses.

Jose Molina

expense be increases. for Patrick, savings mean, deregistering then in going the I intend a savings plus – $X forward would there say, by $X permanent lot we go probably go expenses as when savings we variable permanent. revenues plus vendor the in bought cost of from this that’s they a But one But will addition million increase be million, the a in $X some that somewhat $X are be standpoint, sense think just year will I instance, would of me let I offset up, to million, – revenues to will. of so is which up, like, million

Patrick Fitzgerald

Which is just commissions basically, right?

Jose Molina

when again, fees, expenses. tied special revenue start license trade, events special music of doing Commissions, all events we

Patrick Fitzgerald

on Okay. volume fee? license License be would right, though

Jose Molina

our music license is we... on fees Where revenue. The based

Patrick Fitzgerald

it. got Okay,

political Did political as beat to that you last quarter you Okay. expected in – XXXX. Did come said expected?

Albert Rodriguez

political in the national expect we a all and on for the the swing listener highest made based revenue impressions the across audio Pennsylvania, audio impact And Michigan, all Wisconsin, we level, the we Political base and number impressions, of impressions because markets history country Florida, deliver with that in was company. huge. in of particular, definitely our on states, that are so in our of Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, political

We really them across in impact, COVID the that and those And for swing their tune content. listeners on have basis particular, our country, are the trusted DJs Hispanic and it with brands how health on small our the as deal on they them Hispanics, our in that mentors businesses. and states, into impacts

Patrick Fitzgerald

you talking table? And deck to what’s released then that And about going $XXX ask that that’s and still with And is an great. investor That’s I new No. had release notes. process? something wanted a press the then million on secured just on of

Jose Molina

Yes, Patrick.

optimistic and through our all can process get remain we So we’re still several advisers. solutions an It’s done we’ve and met soon. that ongoing we with and the feedback with something what formulating the going are investors,

Patrick Fitzgerald

heard, might as obviously, you Okay. because is the pretty right Any now? timeline hot have market,

Jose Molina

yes, just a Yes, yet. market, right? No it’s crazy timeline

Patrick Fitzgerald

very you Thank alright. Okay, much.

Jose Molina

go have I that a note the – and And wanted I I note to just then are that broadcasters highest and good amount cost ready also just know Patrick, to expense of do have reduction. We to I we margins. willing. the reduction. wanted wanted ready other done that and back to enabled,

for are the radio. cost of now. you from years highest to standpoint, a it’s in trim this So proud XX And a company. having tough margins plus margin operations we’re been several when doing We’ve over

Albert Rodriguez

that to we’re we’re accomplish of only not the the also I to in By have number country been over And this historically, ratings we’re add believe every buster XX%, pandemic, still one XX%. in have block way, markets, large want historically. COVID over and margins and only to the we’ve the the able radio XX% okay? in in I Even

I great very radio that what the have So our that know I by we it. – that broadcasters methodically, and deliver And from just it best pride, with want do we number out to we quarter. of results accident, not take every we’re it the one team, it we’re take strategic there, we doing. because me, it’s the put say plans Don’t from we we

Operator

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Jose Molina

into dive a All say with plan and formulating with feedback can’t several We details. we’ve can I getting is investors the met the advisers. our

Unidentified Analyst

You advisors, saying a is keep more on than it RBC?

Jose Molina

have as well. we Well,

consider too. them advisers, we So

Unidentified Analyst

you. Okay. Thank

Jose Molina

you. Thank

Albert Rodriguez

Thank you.

Operator

management And conference over for remarks. this to to will closing turn back question-and-answer like conclude any our I’d session. the

Albert Rodriguez

I to everybody want Rodriguez. all was this opportunity our it’s XXXX. to happy you. quarter want quarter I want I Thank – and discussing moment look everybody results and thank on And year-end year. and happy new third wish fourth forward to take call, – in earnings holidays Albert to today’s results to that I and

Jose Molina

Stay Safe.

Operator

for concluded. this at now presentation Thank has today’s you lines conference and now time. your may The disconnect you attending