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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 September 30, 2019
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from              to             
Commission File Number: 001-34177
 
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Discovery, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
35-2333914
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
8403 Colesville Road
 
20910
Silver Spring,
Maryland
 
(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
(240662-2000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report.)





Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of Each Class
Trading Symbols
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Series A Common Stock
DISCA
The Nasdaq Global Select Market
Series B Common Stock
DISCB
The Nasdaq Global Select Market
Series C Common Stock
DISCK
The Nasdaq Global Select Market

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  ý    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  ý    No  ¨
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 the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer
ý
Accelerated filer
¨
Non-accelerated filer
o
Smaller reporting company
 
 
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by 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  ý

Total number of shares outstanding of each class of the Registrant’s common stock as of October 28, 2019:
Series A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
158,140,027

Series B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
6,512,378

Series C Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
360,663,977

 
 
 
 
 




DISCOVERY, INC.
FORM 10-Q
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 
 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


3


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. Unaudited Financial Statements.
DISCOVERY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited; in millions, except par value)

 
September 30, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
813

 
$
986

Receivables, net
2,695

 
2,620

Content rights, net
442

 
313

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
363

 
312

Total current assets
4,313

 
4,231

Noncurrent content rights, net
3,095

 
3,069

Property and equipment, net
856

 
800

Goodwill, net
12,977

 
13,006

Intangible assets, net
8,880

 
9,674

Equity method investments, including note receivable (See Note 3)
529

 
935

Other noncurrent assets
2,175

 
835

Total assets
$
32,825

 
$
32,550

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
380

 
$
325

Accrued liabilities
1,462

 
1,604

Deferred revenues
384

 
249

Current portion of debt
611

 
1,819

Total current liabilities
2,837

 
3,997

Noncurrent portion of debt
14,757

 
14,974

Deferred income taxes
1,624

 
1,811

Other noncurrent liabilities
2,028

 
1,251

Total liabilities
21,246

 
22,033

Commitments and contingencies (See Note 19)





Redeemable noncontrolling interests
446

 
415

Equity:
 
 
 
Discovery, Inc. stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Series A-1 convertible preferred stock: $0.01 par value; 8 shares authorized, issued and outstanding

 

Series C-1 convertible preferred stock: $0.01 par value; 6 shares authorized; 5 and 6 shares issued; and 5 and 6 shares outstanding

 

Series A common stock: $0.01 par value; 1,700 shares authorized; 161 and 160 shares issued; and 158 and 157 shares outstanding
2

 
2

Series B convertible common stock: $0.01 par value; 100 shares authorized; 7 shares issued and outstanding

 

Series C common stock: $0.01 par value; 2,000 shares authorized; 537 and 524 shares issued; and 362 and 360 shares outstanding
5

 
5

Additional paid-in capital
10,718

 
10,647

Treasury stock, at cost: 178 and 167 shares
(7,037
)
 
(6,737
)
Retained earnings
6,859

 
5,254

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(1,029
)
 
(785
)
Total Discovery, Inc. stockholders' equity
9,518

 
8,386

Noncontrolling interests
1,615

 
1,716

Total equity
11,133

 
10,102

Total liabilities and equity
$
32,825

 
$
32,550

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

4


DISCOVERY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited; in millions, except per share amounts)


 
Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2019

2018

2019

2018
Revenues:







Advertising
$
1,413


$
1,365


$
4,447


$
3,940

Distribution
1,201


1,152


3,631


3,389

Other
64


75


192


415

Total revenues
2,678


2,592


8,270


7,744

Costs and expenses:







Costs of revenues, excluding depreciation and amortization
914


934


2,782


2,989

Selling, general and administrative
660


667


1,995


1,963

Depreciation and amortization
322


398


1,014


1,001

Impairment of goodwill
155

 

 
155

 

Restructuring and other charges
8


224


20


652

Gain on disposition

 

 


(84
)
Total costs and expenses
2,059


2,223


5,966


6,521

Operating income
619


369


2,304


1,223

Interest expense, net
(163
)

(185
)

(515
)

(558
)
Loss on extinguishment of debt



 
(28
)


(Loss) income from equity investees, net
(11
)

9


(20
)

(53
)
Other expense, net
(1
)

(15
)

(10
)

(84
)
Income before income taxes
444


178


1,731


528

Income tax expense
(147
)

(43
)

(29
)

(146
)
Net income
297


135


1,702


382

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(29
)

(13
)

(94
)

(41
)
Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests
(6
)

(5
)

(15
)

(16
)
Net income available to Discovery, Inc.
$
262


$
117


$
1,593


$
325

Net income per share allocated to Discovery, Inc. Series A, B and C common stockholders:







Basic
$
0.35


$
0.16


$
2.22


$
0.47

Diluted
$
0.35


$
0.16


$
2.21


$
0.47

Weighted average shares outstanding:







Basic
535


523