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The Stagwell Marketing Group Reports Strong Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 in the Face of a Global Pandemic

March 9, 2021 GMT

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 9, 2021--

Stagwell Media LP, which has entered into a definitive transaction agreement to combine its businesses with MDC Partners (Nasdaq: MDCA), announced financial results for its holding company Stagwell Marketing Group LLC (“Stagwell” or the “Company”) for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

Stagwell Partner Jay Leveton stated, “2020 was a year of significant growth for Stagwell despite a challenging environment brought on by the pandemic. Our position at the forefront of technology and digital marketing led to substantial increases in revenue and EBITDA. As the operating environment improves in 2021 and we accelerate to an even more digital world, we remain uniquely positioned as a disruptor that solves the challenges modern marketers face.”

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“Strategic investments in growth lines of business as well as prudent cost management from our centralized operating structure led to strong revenue growth and cash flow in 2020. The pandemic significantly impacted some of our brands in the travel and entertainment verticals, however our diversified assets, paired with an established track recorded of growth and profitability, performed well in 2020,” remarked Stagwell Chief Financial Officer Ryan Greene.

Three Months Ended December 31, 2020 Results

Stagwell GAAP revenue grew $126.1 million, or 67.5%, to $313.1 million. This included organic revenue growth of $111.9 million, or 59.9%. Inorganic revenue was $13.8 million and we recorded a foreign exchange benefit of $0.5 million.

Stagwell GAAP revenue includes third-party direct costs, which are expenses incurred with third-party vendors when Stagwell acts as the principal when performing services for its clients.

Net revenue, after deducting third-party direct costs, was $199.2 million as compared to $157.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Net income was $32.7 million as compared to net income of $3.4 million in the prior year period, an increase of $29.3 million, or 857.5%. This was primarily due to an increase in net revenue of $42.2 million less increases to operating expense other than third-party direct costs of $18.4 million, which resulted in an increase to operating income of $23.8 million, or 158.7%. Additionally, the Company reported a decrease to its non-operating expenses totaling $5.4 million, which was largely due to reductions to provision for income taxes and interest expense, net of $4.0 million and $2.6 million, respectively.

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Adjusted EBITDA was $64.2 million as compared to $33.5 million in the prior year period, an increase of 91.7%, primarily due to strong performance in Stagwell’s Communications, Public Affairs and Advocacy segment. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA margin was 20.5%, up from 17.9% in the prior year period.

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020 Results

Stagwell GAAP revenue grew $259.3 million, or 41.3%, to $888.0 million. This included organic revenue growth of $182.7 million, or 29.1%. Inorganic revenue was $76.1 million, and we recorded a foreign exchange gain of $0.6 million. Net revenue after deducting third-party direct costs was $633.2 million as compared to $562.8 million in 2019.

Net income was $71.5 million as compared to net income of $20.7 million in the prior year period, an increase of $50.7 million, or 244.7%. This was primarily due to an increase in net revenue of $70.4 million less increases to operating expense other than third-party direct costs of $27.3 million, which resulted in an increase to operating income of $43.0 million, or 105.8%. Additionally, non-operating expenses decreased $7.7 million, which was largely due to reductions to provision for income taxes and interest expense, net of $4.1 million and $2.4 million, respectively.

Adjusted EBITDA was $143.2 million as compared to $98.8 million in the prior year period, an increase of 44.8%, primarily driven by the strong performance in Stagwell’s Communications, Public Affairs and Advocacy segment. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA margin was 16.1%, up from 15.7% in the prior year period.

Live Webcast

Management will host a live webcast on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. (ET) to discuss its results. Registration for the webcast can be completed by visiting the following website: https://kvgo.com/openexc/the-stagwell-group-earnings-call-march-2021. A live audio webcast will be available online at www.stagwellgroup.com. During the live webcast, investors will be able to submit questions via chat for the live Q&A session.

A replay of the webcast will be available for on-demand listening shortly after the completion of the webcast, at the same web link.

About Stagwell Marketing Group

The Stagwell Marketing Group is the first and only independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization of size & scale servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Collaborative by design, Stagwell is not weighed down by legacy points of view and its people are united in their desire to innovate, evolve, grow and deliver superior results for their clients. Stagwell’s high growth brands include experts in four categories: digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. Stagwell Media LP (“Stagwell Media), is a private equity fund that owns all interests in Stagwell Marketing Group LLC through a wholly owned holding company named Stagwell Marketing Group Holdings LLC. Stagwell Media, Stagwell Marketing Group LLC and its businesses are managed by The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisor. The address of Stagwell is 1808 Eye Street, Floor 6, Washington, D.C., 20006. As of the date hereof, Stagwell Media and its affiliates beneficially own 50,000 series 6 preference shares (representing 100% of the outstanding Series 6 preference shares) and 14,425,714 Class A shares (representing 19.8% of the outstanding Class A shares) of MDC.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this presentation have been prepared by, and are the responsibility of, Stagwell management. The independent auditors of Stagwell, nor any other independent accountants, have compiled, examined, or performed any procedures with respect to the prospective financial information contained within, nor have they expressed any opinion or any other form of assurance on such information or its achievability, and they assume no responsibility for, and disclaim any association with, the forward-looking statements. Statements in this presentation that are not historical facts, and statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, earnings (loss) guidance, recent business and economic trends, potential acquisitions, and estimates ​of amounts for redeemable noncontrolling interests and deferred acquisition consideration, constitute forward-looking statements. Words such as “estimates”, “expects”, “contemplates”, ​“will”, “anticipates”, “projects”, “plans”, “intends”, “believes”, “forecasts”, “may”, “should”, and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and are subject to change based on a number of factors, including those outlined below. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events, if any.​

Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to, the following:​

  • risks associated with international, national and regional unfavorable economic conditions that could affect the Company or its clients, including as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”);​
  • the effects of the outbreak of COVID-19, including the measures to reduce its spread, and the impact on the economy and demand for our services, which may precipitate or exacerbate other risks and uncertainties;​
  • developments involving the proposed transaction with MDC to enter into a business combination with the Stagwell Marketing Group, LLC (the “Proposed Transaction”), ​the anticipated benefits of the Proposed Transaction; the likelihood of the Proposed Transaction being completed; the anticipated outcome of the Proposed Transaction; the tax impact of the Proposed Transaction on MDC and shareholders of MDC; the timing of the shareholder meeting to approve the Proposed Transaction (the “Special Meeting”); the shareholder approvals required for the Proposed Transaction; regulatory and stock exchange approval of the Proposed Transaction; and the timing of the implementation of the Proposed Transaction;​
  • the Company’s ability to attract new clients and retain existing clients;​
  • reduction in client spending and changes in client advertising, marketing and corporate communications requirements;​
  • financial failure of the Company’s clients;​
  • the Company’s ability to retain and attract key employees;​
  • the Company’s ability to achieve the full amount of its stated cost saving initiatives;​
  • the Company’s implementation of strategic initiatives;​
  • the Company’s ability to remain in compliance with its debt agreements and the Company’s ability to finance its contingent payment obligations when due and payable, ​including but not limited to those relating to redeemable noncontrolling interests and deferred acquisition consideration;​\
  • the successful completion and integration of acquisitions which complement and expand the Company’s business capabilities; and​
  • foreign currency fluctuations.​

Investors should carefully consider these risk factors, other risk factors described herein, and the additional risk factors outlined in more detail in MDC’s Form S-4, ​filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 8, 2021 and accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.​

Cautionary Statement Regarding Estimated Results

Stagwell plans to provide its audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2020 in an amendment to MDC’s previously filed registration statement on Form S-4. Stagwell provided its financial results for the year to date period ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, along with the annual audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 in MDC’s previously filed registration statement on Form S-4. The quarterly results presented in these materials for the 2020 period are based on calculations or figures prepared internally, and have not been reviewed by Stagwell’s independent auditor. Therefore the results presented in this press release for the year and three months ended December 31, 2020, including the non-GAAP reconciliation tables are estimates only and are subject to revisions that could differ materially from our audited results. For more information regarding factors that could cause actual results to differ from those described above, please see “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements”.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Stagwell has included in this press release certain financial results that the Securities and Exchange Commission defines as “non-GAAP financial measures.” Management believes that such non-GAAP financial measures, when read in conjunction with the Company’s reported results, can provide useful supplemental information for investors analyzing period to period comparisons of the Company’s results. Such non-GAAP financial measures include the following:

Net Revenue: “Net Revenue” is GAAP Revenue less third-party direct costs, which includes certain costs where the Company act as the principal when providing services to its customers. Third-party direct costs include certain portions of digital media, content production and data acquisition costs and other direct expenses incurred when completing work for customers.

Inorganic Revenue: “Inorganic Revenue” consists of (i) for acquisitions during the current year, the revenue effect from such acquisitions as if the acquisition had been owned during the equivalent period in the prior year and (ii) for acquisitions during the previous year, the revenue effect from such acquisitions as if they had been owned during that entire year (or same period as the current reportable period), taking into account their respective pre-acquisition revenues for the applicable periods.​

Organic Revenue​: Organic revenue is calculated by subtracting both the foreign exchange and inorganic components from total revenue growth. “Organic revenue growth” and “organic revenue decline” refers to the positive or negative changes in revenue that were not attributable to the effects of foreign exchange or acquired run rate revenue from acquisitions, which is defined in the inorganic revenue definition above. The organic revenue growth (decline) component reflects the constant currency impact of (a) the change in revenue of the Company’s Brands that have been held throughout each of the comparable periods presented, and (b) inorganic revenue. ​

Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents net income adjusted for (a) interest expense, (b) provision for income taxes, (c) depreciation and amortization, (d) other income (expenses), (e) equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates, (f) deferred acquisition consideration adjustments, (g) and other items, net, which includes items such as acquisition-related expenses, other non-recurring items and other restructuring costs.

Included in the Company’s press release and supplemental management presentation are tables reconciling Stagwell’s GAAP results to arrive at certain of these non-GAAP financial measures.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to sell or exchange, any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or exchange would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This communication is not a substitute for any prospectus, proxy statement or any other document that MDC or a newly-formed company (“New MDC”) may file with the SEC in connection with the Proposed Transaction. No money, securities or other consideration is being solicited, and, if sent in response to the information contained herein, will not be accepted.

No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Proposed Transaction and distribution of this document may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities will be made directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would be inconsistent with the laws of such jurisdiction.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the Proposed Transaction, MDC and New MDC filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) that includes a proxy statement of MDC/prospectus (together with the Form S-4, the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”). This communication is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement/Prospectus or any other document MDC may file with the SEC in connection with the Proposed Transaction. Once effective, MDC will mail the Proxy Statement/Prospectus to its shareholders in connection with the votes to approve certain matters in connection with the Proposed Transaction.

INVESTORS AND SECURITYHOLDERS OF MDC ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION IN ITS/THEIR ENTIRETY (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) OR ANY DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. You may obtain, free of charge, copies of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other relevant documents filed by MDC or New MDC with the SEC, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and securityholders are able to obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other relevant documents filed by MDC or New MDC with the SEC and from MDC’s website at http://www.mdc-partners.com.

The URLs in this announcement are intended to be inactive textual references only. They are not intended to be active hyperlinks to websites. The information on such websites, even if it might be accessible through a hyperlink resulting from the URLs or referenced herein, is not and shall not be deemed to be incorporated into this announcement. No assurance or representation is given as to the suitability or reliability for any purpose whatsoever of any information on such websites.

Participants in the Solicitation

MDC, New MDC and their respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from MDC’s shareholders with respect to the approvals required to complete the Proposed Transaction. More detailed information regarding the identity of these potential participants, and any direct or indirect interests they may have in the Proposed Transaction, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus filed with the SEC. Information regarding MDC’s directors and executive officers is set forth in the definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed by MDC with the SEC on May 26, 2020 and in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by MDC with the SEC on March 5, 2020. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the Special Meeting is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus filed with the SEC. These documents are available to the shareholders of MDC free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and from MDC’s website at www.mdc-partners.com.

You must not construe the contents of this document as legal, tax, regulatory, financial, accounting or other advice, and you are urged to consult with your own advisors with respect to legal, tax, regulatory, financial, accounting and other consequences of the Proposed Transaction, the suitability of the Proposed Transaction for you and other relevant matters concerning the Proposed Transaction.

 

SCHEDULE 1

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three Months ended December 31,

 

Years Ended December 31,

(in thousands)

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Net Revenue (1)

$

199,179

$

156,938

$

633,231

$

562,849

Third-party direct costs

 

113,883

 

29,989

 

254,801

 

65,817

Revenue

 

313,062

 

186,927

 

888,032

 

628,666

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of services sold

 

198,525

 

109,414

 

571,588

 

376,280

Office and general expenses

 

64,498

 

52,394

 

191,679

 

175,962

Depreciation and amortization

 

11,187

 

10,112

 

41,025

 

35,729

Total operating expenses

 

274,210

 

171,920

 

804,292

 

587,971

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

38,852

 

15,007

 

83,740

 

40,695

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expenses, net:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

(1,558)

 

(4,184)

 

(6,223)

 

(8,659)

Other expense, net

 

(1,919)

 

(689)

 

(177)

 

(1,144)

Income before taxes and equity in earnings
(losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

35,375

 

10,134

 

77,340

 

30,892

Provision for income taxes

 

(2,726)

 

(6,751)

 

(5,937)

 

(10,004)

Income before equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

32,649

 

3,383

 

71,403

 

20,888

Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

51

 

32

 

58

 

(158)

Net income

 

32,700

 

3,415

 

71,461

 

20,730

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

10,900

 

(137)

 

18,231

 

2,326

Less: Net (loss) income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

(429)

 

224

 

(3,126)

 

1,263

Net income attributable to Stagwell Media LP

$

22,229

$

3,328

$

56,356

$

17,141

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 1

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three Months ended December 31,

 

Years Ended December 31,

(in thousands)

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Net Revenue (1)

$

199,179

$

156,938

$

633,231

$

562,849

Third-party direct costs

 

113,883

 

29,989

 

254,801

 

65,817

Revenue

 

313,062

 

186,927

 

888,032

 

628,666

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of services sold

 

198,525

 

109,414

 

571,588

 

376,280

Office and general expenses

 

64,498

 

52,394

 

191,679

 

175,962

Depreciation and amortization

 

11,187

 

10,112

 

41,025

 

35,729

Total operating expenses

 

274,210

 

171,920

 

804,292

 

587,971

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

38,852

 

15,007

 

83,740

 

40,695

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expenses, net:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

(1,558)

 

(4,184)

 

(6,223)

 

(8,659)

Other expense, net

 

(1,919)

 

(689)

 

(177)

 

(1,144)

Income before taxes and equity in earnings
(losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

35,375

 

10,134

 

77,340

 

30,892

Provision for income taxes

 

(2,726)

 

(6,751)

 

(5,937)

 

(10,004)

Income before equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

32,649

 

3,383

 

71,403

 

20,888

Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

51

 

32

 

58

 

(158)

Net income

 

32,700

 

3,415

 

71,461

 

20,730

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

10,900

 

(137)

 

18,231

 

2,326

Less: Net (loss) income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

(429)

 

224

 

(3,126)

 

1,263

Net income attributable to Stagwell Media LP

$

22,229

$

3,328

$

56,356

$

17,141

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Actuals may not foot due to rounding.

 

SCHEDULE 2

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED REVENUE RECONCILIATION

GAAP REVENUE

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

Revenue $

 

% Change

 

Revenue $

 

% Change

 

December 31, 2019

$

186,927

$

628,666

Organic revenue (1)

111,902

 

 

59.9%

 

182,664

29.1%

 

Inorganic revenue

13,755

 

 

7.4%

 

76,123

12.1%

 

Foreign exchange impact

478

0.3%

 

579

0.1%

 

Total change

126,135

67.5%

 

259,366

41.3%

 

December 31, 2020

$

313,062

$

888,032

 

NET REVENUE(2)

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

(in thousands, except percentages)

Revenue $

 

% Change

 

Revenue $

 

% Change

December 31, 2019

$

156,938

 

 

 

 

$

562,849

 

 

 

Organic revenue (1)

28,577

 

 

18.2%

 

 

3,282

 

 

0.6%

 

Inorganic revenue

13,186

 

 

8.4%

 

 

66,521

 

 

11.8%

 

Foreign exchange impact

478

 

 

0.3%

 

 

579

 

 

0.1%

 

Total change

42,241

 

 

26.9%

 

 

70,382

 

 

12.5%

 

December 31, 2020

$

199,179

 

 

 

 

$

633,231

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 2

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED REVENUE RECONCILIATION

GAAP REVENUE

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

Revenue $

 

% Change

 

Revenue $

 

% Change

 

December 31, 2019

$

186,927

$

628,666

Organic revenue (1)

111,902

 

 

59.9%

 

182,664

29.1%

 

Inorganic revenue

13,755

 

 

7.4%

 

76,123

12.1%

 

Foreign exchange impact

478

0.3%

 

579

0.1%

 

Total change

126,135

67.5%

 

259,366

41.3%

 

December 31, 2020

$

313,062

$

888,032

 

NET REVENUE(2)

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

(in thousands, except percentages)

Revenue $

 

% Change

 

Revenue $

 

% Change

December 31, 2019

$

156,938

 

 

 

 

$

562,849

 

 

 

Organic revenue (1)

28,577

 

 

18.2%

 

 

3,282

 

 

0.6%

 

Inorganic revenue

13,186

 

 

8.4%

 

 

66,521

 

 

11.8%

 

Foreign exchange impact

478

 

 

0.3%

 

 

579

 

 

0.1%

 

Total change

42,241

 

 

26.9%

 

 

70,382

 

 

12.5%

 

December 31, 2020

$

199,179

 

 

 

 

$

633,231

 

 

 

Note: Actuals may not foot due to rounding.

 

SCHEDULE 3

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

December 31, 2019

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

92,457

 

$

63,860

Accounts receivable, net

 

225,733

 

 

196,511

Expenditures billable to clients

 

11,063

 

 

21,137

Other current assets

 

36,433

 

 

23,242

Total current assets

 

365,686

 

 

304,750

Investments

 

14,256

 

 

18,899

Property and equipment, net

 

35,614

 

 

32,571

Goodwill

 

351,725

 

 

325,185

Intangible assets, net

 

186,035

 

 

196,567

Right-of-use assets – operating leases

 

57,752

 

 

71,723

Other assets

 

2,787

 

 

1,094

Total assets

$

1,013,855

 

$

950,789

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

147,826

 

$

139,507

Accruals and other liabilities

 

89,562

 

 

68,513

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

994

 

 

994

Advanced billings

 

66,418

 

 

57,864

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

19,579

 

 

17,488

Current portion of deferred acquisition consideration

 

12,579

 

 

64,845

Total current liabilities

 

336,958

 

 

349,211

Long-term debt, net

 

198,024

 

 

158,460

Long-term portion of deferred acquisition consideration

 

5,268

 

 

-

Lease liabilities – operating leases

 

52,606

 

 

67,463

Deferred tax liabilities, net

 

16,050

 

 

21,408

Other liabilities

 

5,802

 

 

2,108

Total liabilities

 

614,708

 

 

598,650

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

604

 

 

3,602

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member’s equity

 

358,756

 

 

316,960

Noncontrolling interest

 

39,787

 

 

31,577

Total equity

 

398,543

 

 

348,537

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and equity

$

$ 1,013,855

 

$

950,789

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 3

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

December 31, 2019

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

92,457

 

$

63,860

Accounts receivable, net

 

225,733

 

 

196,511

Expenditures billable to clients

 

11,063

 

 

21,137

Other current assets

 

36,433

 

 

23,242

Total current assets

 

365,686

 

 

304,750

Investments

 

14,256

 

 

18,899

Property and equipment, net

 

35,614

 

 

32,571

Goodwill

 

351,725

 

 

325,185

Intangible assets, net

 

186,035

 

 

196,567

Right-of-use assets – operating leases

 

57,752

 

 

71,723

Other assets

 

2,787

 

 

1,094

Total assets

$

1,013,855

 

$

950,789

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

147,826

 

$

139,507

Accruals and other liabilities

 

89,562

 

 

68,513

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

994

 

 

994

Advanced billings

 

66,418

 

 

57,864

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

19,579

 

 

17,488

Current portion of deferred acquisition consideration

 

12,579

 

 

64,845

Total current liabilities

 

336,958

 

 

349,211

Long-term debt, net

 

198,024

 

 

158,460

Long-term portion of deferred acquisition consideration

 

5,268

 

 

-

Lease liabilities – operating leases

 

52,606

 

 

67,463

Deferred tax liabilities, net

 

16,050

 

 

21,408

Other liabilities

 

5,802

 

 

2,108

Total liabilities

 

614,708

 

 

598,650

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

604

 

 

3,602

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member’s equity

 

358,756

 

 

316,960

Noncontrolling interest

 

39,787

 

 

31,577

Total equity

 

398,543

 

 

348,537

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and equity

$

$ 1,013,855

 

$

950,789

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 4

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED SUMMARY CASH FLOW DATA

 

 

 

 

Years ended December 31,

(in thousands)

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

 

138,080

 

$

 

64,846

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

 

(29,021)

 

 

 

(18,087)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

 

(80,141)

 

 

 

(35,019)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

 

(321)

 

 

 

343

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

 

28,597

 

 

 

12,083

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

 

63,860

 

 

 

51,777

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

 

92,457

 

$

 

63,860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash interest paid

 

$

 

(9,287)

 

$

 

(12,100)

Income taxes paid

 

 

 

(10,714)

 

 

 

(8,588)

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions of business

 

 

 

(23,720)

 

 

 

(69,233)

Acquisitions of noncontrolling interest

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(15,560)

Net unrealized (loss) gain on available for sale investment

 

 

 

(5,156)

 

 

 

1,539

Non-cash contributions included in Member’s equity

 

 

 

93,880

 

 

 

71,240

Non-cash debt proceeds

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

18,000

Non-cash payment of deferred acquisition consideration

 

 

 

(64,345)

 

 

 

-

SCHEDULE 4

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED SUMMARY CASH FLOW DATA

 

 

 

 

Years ended December 31,

(in thousands)

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

 

138,080

 

$

 

64,846

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

 

(29,021)

 

 

 

(18,087)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

 

(80,141)

 

 

 

(35,019)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

 

(321)

 

 

 

343

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

 

28,597

 

 

 

12,083

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

 

63,860

 

 

 

51,777

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

 

92,457

 

$

 

63,860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash interest paid

 

$

 

(9,287)

 

$

 

(12,100)

Income taxes paid

 

 

 

(10,714)

 

 

 

(8,588)

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions of business

 

 

 

(23,720)

 

 

 

(69,233)

Acquisitions of noncontrolling interest

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(15,560)

Net unrealized (loss) gain on available for sale investment

 

 

 

(5,156)

 

 

 

1,539

Non-cash contributions included in Member’s equity

 

 

 

93,880

 

 

 

71,240

Non-cash debt proceeds

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

18,000

Non-cash payment of deferred acquisition consideration

 

 

 

(64,345)

 

 

 

-

 

SCHEDULE 5

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

 

 

Years Ended December 31,

(in thousands)

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

Net income

 

$

 

32,700

 

$

 

3,415

 

$

 

71,461

 

$

 

20,730

Income before equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

 

(51)

 

 

 

(32)

 

 

 

(58)

 

 

 

158

Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

2,726

 

 

 

6,751

 

 

 

5,937

 

 

 

10,004

Other expense, net

 

 

 

1,919

 

 

 

689

 

 

 

177

 

 

 

1,144

Interest expense, net

 

 

 

1,558

 

 

 

4,184

 

 

 

6,223

 

 

 

8,659

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

11,187

 

 

 

10,112

 

 

 

41,025

 

 

 

35,729

Deferred acquisition consideration adjustments

 

 

 

3,253

 

 

 

6,405

 

 

 

4,497

 

 

 

15,652

Other items, net

 

 

 

10,883

 

 

 

1,948

 

 

 

13,906

 

 

 

6,767

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

 

64,175

 

$

 

33,472

 

$

 

143,168

 

$

 

98,843

SCHEDULE 5

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

 

 

Years Ended December 31,

(in thousands)

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

Net income

 

$

 

32,700

 

$

 

3,415

 

$

 

71,461

 

$

 

20,730

Income before equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

 

(51)

 

 

 

(32)

 

 

 

(58)

 

 

 

158

Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

2,726

 

 

 

6,751

 

 

 

5,937

 

 

 

10,004

Other expense, net

 

 

 

1,919

 

 

 

689

 

 

 

177

 

 

 

1,144

Interest expense, net

 

 

 

1,558

 

 

 

4,184

 

 

 

6,223

 

 

 

8,659

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

11,187

 

 

 

10,112

 

 

 

41,025

 

 

 

35,729

Deferred acquisition consideration adjustments

 

 

 

3,253

 

 

 

6,405

 

 

 

4,497

 

 

 

15,652

Other items, net

 

 

 

10,883

 

 

 

1,948

 

 

 

13,906

 

 

 

6,767

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

 

64,175

 

$

 

33,472

 

$

 

143,168

 

$

 

98,843

Note: Actuals may not foot due to rounding.

 

SCHEDULE 6

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF COMPONENTS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

 

 

2020

(in thousands)

 

Q1

 

Q2

 

Q3

 

Q4

 

YTD

INORGANIC GAAP REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Revenue

 

$ 184,543

 

$ 162,330

 

$ 228,097

 

$ 313,062

 

$ 888,032

Less: Organic GAAP revenue for the period

 

(154,822)

 

(140,923)

 

(216,959)

 

(299,785)

 

812,488

Foreign exchange impact

 

(847)

 

188

 

760

 

478

 

579

Inorganic GAAP Revenue

 

$ 28,874

 

$ 21,595

 

$ 11,898

 

$ 13,755

 

$ 76,123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INORGANIC NET REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP revenue

 

$ 184,543

 

$ 162,330

 

$ 228,097

 

$ 313,062

 

$ 888,032

Third-party direct costs

 

(33,710)

 

(31,971)

 

(75,238)

 

(113,883)

 

(254,801)

Net revenue

 

150,833

 

130,359

 

152,859

 

199,179

 

633,231

Less: Organic Net revenue for the period

 

(125,733)

 

(112,795)

 

(142,289)

 

(186,472)

 

(567,289)

Foreign exchange (loss) benefit

 

(847)

 

188

 

760

 

478

 

579

Inorganic Net Revenue

 

$ 24,253

 

$ 17,752

 

$ 11,330

 

$ 13,186

 

$ 66,521

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS, NET

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition-related expenses ​

 

$ 657​

 

$ 478​

 

$ 461​

 

$ 9,393 ​

 

$ 10,988

Other non-recurring items​

 

- ​

 

- ​

 

- ​

 

- ​

 

- ​

Other restructuring costs​

 

470​

 

865​

 

94​

 

1,489 ​

 

2,918 ​

Total other items, net

 

$ 1,127​

 

$ 1,343

 

$ 555​

 

$ 10,882

 

$ 13,906 ​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH INTEREST, NET & OTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash interest paid​

 

$ 1,871 ​

 

$ 2,619 ​

 

$ 2,798 ​

 

$ 1,999 ​

 

$ 9,287 ​

Interest income​

 

317 ​

 

225 ​

 

232 ​

 

234 ​

 

1,008 ​

Total cash interest, net & other

 

$ 2,188

 

$ 2,844

 

$ 3,030

 

$ 2,233

 

$ 10,295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$ 2,663

 

$ 2,654

 

$ 3,660

 

$ 3,122

 

$ 12,099

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS OTHER DISCLOSURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest​

 

$ 1,138 ​

 

$ 1,671 ​

 

$ 4,522​

 

$ 10,900 ​

 

$ 18,231 ​

Net loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest​

 

(692)​

 

(1,097)​

 

(908)​

 

(429)​

 

(3,126)​

Cash taxes​

 

2,105 ​

 

(795)​

 

2,308 ​

 

7,096 ​

 

10,714

SCHEDULE 6

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF COMPONENTS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

 

 

2020

(in thousands)

 

Q1

 

Q2

 

Q3

 

Q4

 

YTD

INORGANIC GAAP REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Revenue

 

$ 184,543

 

$ 162,330

 

$ 228,097

 

$ 313,062

 

$ 888,032

Less: Organic GAAP revenue for the period

 

(154,822)

 

(140,923)

 

(216,959)

 

(299,785)

 

812,488

Foreign exchange impact

 

(847)

 

188

 

760

 

478

 

579

Inorganic GAAP Revenue

 

$ 28,874

 

$ 21,595

 

$ 11,898

 

$ 13,755

 

$ 76,123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INORGANIC NET REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP revenue

 

$ 184,543

 

$ 162,330

 

$ 228,097

 

$ 313,062

 

$ 888,032

Third-party direct costs

 

(33,710)

 

(31,971)

 

(75,238)

 

(113,883)

 

(254,801)

Net revenue

 

150,833

 

130,359

 

152,859

 

199,179

 

633,231

Less: Organic Net revenue for the period

 

(125,733)

 

(112,795)

 

(142,289)

 

(186,472)

 

(567,289)

Foreign exchange (loss) benefit

 

(847)

 

188

 

760

 

478

 

579

Inorganic Net Revenue

 

$ 24,253

 

$ 17,752

 

$ 11,330

 

$ 13,186

 

$ 66,521

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS, NET

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition-related expenses ​

 

$ 657​

 

$ 478​

 

$ 461​

 

$ 9,393 ​

 

$ 10,988

Other non-recurring items​

 

- ​

 

- ​

 

- ​

 

- ​

 

- ​

Other restructuring costs​

 

470​

 

865​

 

94​

 

1,489 ​

 

2,918 ​

Total other items, net

 

$ 1,127​

 

$ 1,343

 

$ 555​

 

$ 10,882

 

$ 13,906 ​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH INTEREST, NET & OTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash interest paid​

 

$ 1,871 ​

 

$ 2,619 ​

 

$ 2,798 ​

 

$ 1,999 ​

 

$ 9,287 ​

Interest income​

 

317 ​

 

225 ​

 

232 ​

 

234 ​

 

1,008 ​

Total cash interest, net & other

 

$ 2,188

 

$ 2,844

 

$ 3,030

 

$ 2,233

 

$ 10,295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$ 2,663

 

$ 2,654

 

$ 3,660

 

$ 3,122

 

$ 12,099

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS OTHER DISCLOSURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest​

 

$ 1,138 ​

 

$ 1,671 ​

 

$ 4,522​

 

$ 10,900 ​

 

$ 18,231 ​

Net loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest​

 

(692)​

 

(1,097)​

 

(908)​

 

(429)​

 

(3,126)​

Cash taxes​

 

2,105 ​

 

(795)​

 

2,308 ​

 

7,096 ​

 

10,714

Note: Actuals may not foot due to rounding.

 

SCHEDULE 7

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF COMPONENTS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

 

 

2019

(in thousands)

 

Q1

 

Q2

 

Q3

 

Q4

 

YTD

INORGANIC GAAP REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Revenue

 

$ 130,215

 

$ 155,086

 

$ 156,437

 

$ 186,928

 

$ 628,666

Organic GAAP revenue for the period

 

(85,614)

 

(94,512)

 

(96,378)

 

(158,892)

 

(435,395)

Foreign exchange impact

 

1,312

 

(804)

 

(541)

 

802

 

769

Inorganic GAAP Revenue

 

$ 45,913

 

$ 59,770

 

$ 59,518

 

$ 28,838

 

$ 194,040

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INORGANIC NET REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP revenue

 

$ 130,215

 

$ 155,086

 

$ 156,437

 

$ 186,928

 

$ 628,666

Third-party direct costs

 

(8,119)

 

(12,026)

 

(15,683)

 

(29,989)

 

(65,817)

Net revenue

 

122,096

 

143,060

 

140,754

 

156,939

 

562,849

Organic Net Revenue for the period

 

(88,769)

 

(96,791)

 

(95,544)

 

(137,507)

 

(418,611)

Foreign exchange benefit (loss)

 

1,312

 

(804)

 

(541)

 

802

 

769

Inorganic Net Revenue

 

$ 34,639

 

$ 45,464

 

$ 44,669

 

$ 20,234

 

$ 145,007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS, NET

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition-related expenses ​

 

$ 258​

 

$ 4,252​

 

$ 942​

 

$ 1,001​

 

$ 6,453

Other non-recurring items​

 

(65)​

 

(46)​

 

(65)​

 

(65)​

 

(241)​

Other restructuring costs​

 

21​

 

137​

 

(615)​

 

1,012

 

555​

Total other items, net

 

$ 214​

 

$ 4,343

 

$ 262​

 

$ 1,948

 

$ 6,767

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH INTEREST, NET & OTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash interest paid​

 

$ 2,323​

 

$ 2,887

 

$ 3,832​

 

$ 3,058

 

$ 12,100

Interest income​

 

495​

 

338

 

274​

 

377

 

1,484

Total cash interest, net & other

 

$ 2,818

 

$ 3,225

 

$ 4,106

 

$ 3,435

 

$ 13,584

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$ 2,814

 

$ 2,585

 

$ 1,945

 

$ 5,128

 

$ 12,472

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS OTHER DISCLOSURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest​

 

$ (23)​

 

$ 569

 

$ 822​

 

$ 958

 

$ 2,326​

Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest​

 

(132)​

 

534

 

636​

 

225

 

1,263

Cash taxes​

 

551​

 

2,222​

 

2,026​

 

3,789​

 

8,588

SCHEDULE 7

STAGWELL MARKETING GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF COMPONENTS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

 

 

2019

(in thousands)

 

Q1

 

Q2

 

Q3

 

Q4

 

YTD

INORGANIC GAAP REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Revenue

 

$ 130,215

 

$ 155,086

 

$ 156,437

 

$ 186,928

 

$ 628,666

Organic GAAP revenue for the period

 

(85,614)

 

(94,512)

 

(96,378)

 

(158,892)

 

(435,395)

Foreign exchange impact

 

1,312

 

(804)

 

(541)

 

802

 

769

Inorganic GAAP Revenue

 

$ 45,913

 

$ 59,770

 

$ 59,518

 

$ 28,838

 

$ 194,040

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INORGANIC NET REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP revenue

 

$ 130,215

 

$ 155,086

 

$ 156,437

 

$ 186,928

 

$ 628,666

Third-party direct costs

 

(8,119)

 

(12,026)

 

(15,683)

 

(29,989)

 

(65,817)

Net revenue

 

122,096

 

143,060

 

140,754

 

156,939

 

562,849

Organic Net Revenue for the period

 

(88,769)

 

(96,791)

 

(95,544)

 

(137,507)

 

(418,611)

Foreign exchange benefit (loss)

 

1,312

 

(804)

 

(541)

 

802

 

769

Inorganic Net Revenue

 

$ 34,639

 

$ 45,464

 

$ 44,669

 

$ 20,234

 

$ 145,007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS, NET

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition-related expenses ​

 

$ 258​

 

$ 4,252​

 

$ 942​

 

$ 1,001​

 

$ 6,453

Other non-recurring items​

 

(65)​

 

(46)​

 

(65)​

 

(65)​

 

(241)​

Other restructuring costs​

 

21​

 

137​

 

(615)​

 

1,012

 

555​

Total other items, net

 

$ 214​

 

$ 4,343

 

$ 262​

 

$ 1,948

 

$ 6,767

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH INTEREST, NET & OTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash interest paid​

 

$ 2,323​

 

$ 2,887

 

$ 3,832​

 

$ 3,058

 

$ 12,100

Interest income​

 

495​

 

338

 

274​

 

377

 

1,484

Total cash interest, net & other

 

$ 2,818

 

$ 3,225

 

$ 4,106

 

$ 3,435

 

$ 13,584

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$ 2,814

 

$ 2,585

 

$ 1,945

 

$ 5,128

 

$ 12,472

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS OTHER DISCLOSURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest​

 

$ (23)​

 

$ 569

 

$ 822​

 

$ 958

 

$ 2,326​

Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest​

 

(132)​

 

534

 

636​

 

225

 

1,263

Cash taxes​

 

551​

 

2,222​

 

2,026​

 

3,789​

 

8,588

Note: Actuals may not foot due to rounding.

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