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Cineworld (CINE)     

dreamcatcher - 18 Aug 2012 13:13

Cineworld Group plc was founded in 1995 and is now one of the leading cinema groups in Europe. Originally a private company, it re-registered as a public company in May 2006 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 2007. Currently, Cineworld Group plc is the only quoted UK cinema business.
In December 2012, the Group acquired the Picturehouse chain of cinemas consisting of 21 cinemas, and in February 2014, the combination with Cinema City completed, creating the second largest cinema business in Europe (by number of screens). The enlarged Group now has 217 sites and a total of 2,000 fully digital screens. Our portfolio includes four out of the ten highest grossing cinemas in the UK and Ireland. We pride ourselves on outstanding picture quality and atmospheric surround sound; the soft, deep-down comfort of our modern seating; the crunch of our popcorn; and, most importantly, the friendliest customer service around. All our sites are digital, and we are one of the market leaders in 3D, a format which will become increasingly important.
In 2014, Cineworld accounted for 82.9 million admissions, had revenues of £619.4 million and an Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) before exceptional items of £126.6 million.

dreamcatcher - 18 Aug 2012 13:26 - 2 of 501

CineworldBUY 16/08/2012 Harriet Russell

3D cinema has not taken off as well as the industry had hoped.Budget cinema operator Cineworld (LON:CINE) has seen progress as its 'unlimited' packages gain ground.

The UK's largest cinema operator, the AIM-quoted venture has released interim results in which it reported pre-tax profits of £13.4m (2011: £6.9m) on revenues that increased by 1.1% to £165.4m. Net debt was reduced by £1.5m to £99.2m.

Cineworld largely attributed its success to strong growth in their unlimited subscriber base currently in an excess of 300,000 members, who are entitled to see as many films as they choose from £14.99 per month.

Film releases at the beginning of the year included The Amazing Spiderman and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises which both performed in line with expectations, drawing in retail sales of £118.6m (2011: £113.9m).

Analysts at JP Morgan are forecasting pre-tax profits of £39.3m (EPS: 20.5p) on sales of £365m for the year to December 2012. A dividend of 12p is also pencilled in.

A company that has won new customers through its competitive pricing structure and new cinema openings, the previous focus on 3D has produced mixed results as many cinema goers have shunned what is sometimes seen as a gimmicky experience. Nonetheless with solid growth and a yield of 5.3% on offer Cineworld shares offer good value. Buy.

dreamcatcher - 18 Aug 2012 13:33 - 3 of 501

Cineworld hikes payout as operating profits rise
Cineworld operating profits rose by 21.5% to £15.8m in the 26-week period to 28 June as cinema remained a resilient investment in challenging economic times.

Revenues rose by 1.1% to £165.4m driven by increased box office receipts of £118.6m - up 4.1%.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose by 2.3% to £26.3m and the interim dividend is up 5.6% at 3.8p per share.

Chief executive Stephen Wiener said: "Once again our results show that cinema is a resilient investment in challenging economic times.

"We became the first, and still are the only cinema operator in the UK which does not charge its customers a booking fee and gave the added benefit of a 10% reduction for all on-line bookings made via our innovative MyCineworld portal.

"As a result we have seen almost 50% growth in the MyCineworld membership base in the 3 months since March 2012.

"The current trading performance, together with a reduction in net debt, means that the group remains in a sound financial position to fund continued growth.

"Against this backdrop, we have again increased the interim dividend to our shareholders.

"The films at the start of the second half including the Olympics period have performed in line with expectations, the key titles being 'The Amazing Spiderman', 'Ice Age 4', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'Ted'.

"The fourth quarter will bring an exciting line up of releases with titles such as 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2', the next Bond film 'Skyfall' and 'The Hobbit'.

"The strength of the film line up in the second half, coupled with our solid first half performance, underpins our confidence in delivering growth in line with market expectations for the full year."

dreamcatcher - 17 Sep 2012 16:36 - 4 of 501


dreamcatcher - 26 Sep 2012 15:16 - 5 of 501

26 September 2012

Cineworld Group plc

Cinema Development Pipeline

Cineworld Group plc ("Cineworld" or "the Group"), the UK's number one cinema chain by box office is pleased to announce the following update on its cinema development pipeline.

Further to the site locations named in its 2012 interim results presentation on 16 August, Cineworld now expects to open the following additional cinemas:

· an 11-screen cinema in Broughton Park (Chester), a 6-screen cinema in Swindon in 2014 and

· a 12-screen cinema in Bracknell, date tbc

These sites are in addition to Cineworld's current plans for 2013 which include the opening of the 9-screen Wembley development, a 6-screen cinema in St Neots and a replacement 10-screen cinema in Gloucester. Cineworld still targets two further multiplexes to open next year.

Cineworld remains on target to open 25 cinemas by the end of 2017, which will take the estate to over 1000 screens at 105 locations around the country. Today's locations bring the total number announced to 12 of the total 25.

Stephen Wiener, Chief Executive Officer of Cineworld Group plc, said:

"Naming additional sites today shows the strength of our pipeline and that we are making progress towards our target. We remain a highly attractive development partner because of our economic resilience and the footfall we drive to sites even in difficult times. The opening of our 7-screen Aldershot cinema before the end of the year will be the beginning of an accelerating succession of openings and I look forward to providing further updates."

dreamcatcher - 27 Sep 2012 10:44 - 6 of 501

Broker Round-up Part 1: Cineworld, Shire, Centrica, Tullow Oil, Hays
10:35 am by Jamie Nimmo
Canaccord Genuity reckons film lovers will be settling down to watch big box office big hits at the end of the year as we enter a busy period of UK releases.

With superhero movies The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers Assemble propping up the first half of the year in the second quarter, the broker reckons things will go the same way in the second half of the year, which will work in Cineworld’s (LON:CINE) favour.

Analyst Wayne Brown believes the third quarter will see a decline in admissions, but will pick up in the fourth quarter as much anticipated releases Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Skyfall and The Hobbit are unleashed on the public.

Brown says that although Cineworld’s shares have had a good run recently, he sees this continuing as they still trade at a 10-15% discount to its global peers.

“Any weakness around the Q3 update should be seen as a buying opportunity,” the analyst concluded.

The Other Kevin - 27 Sep 2012 11:20 - 7 of 501

"the crunch of our popcorn" That's the reason we go only infrequently.

dreamcatcher - 27 Sep 2012 23:59 - 8 of 501

Oh its you who sits behind me at the pictures is it. Can never hear a word. :-))

dreamcatcher - 01 Oct 2012 16:13 - 9 of 501

Another holding company reducing today. hmmm

dreamcatcher - 23 Oct 2012 21:37 - 10 of 501

RNS Number : 9385O
Cineworld Group plc
18 October 2012

18 October 2012

Cineworld Group plc

Notice of Interim Management Statement and Capital Markets Event

Cineworld Group plc ("Cineworld" or "the Group"), the UK's number one cinema chain by box office, will announce its Interim Management Statement on 13 November 2012

On 28 November 2012 the Group will hold a capital markets event for analysts and investors focused on further enhancements to the customer experience and other future developments.

The presentation to be given at the event will be made available at immediately following the conclusion of the event.

dreamcatcher - 25 Oct 2012 08:02 - 11 of 501

Cinema Development Pipeline
RNS Number : 4831P
Cineworld Group plc
25 October 2012

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25 October 2012

Cineworld Group plc

Cinema Development Pipeline

· Cineworld opens new seven screen digital cinema in Aldershot

· Two further cinemas announced towards 2017 target

Cineworld Group plc ("Cineworld" or "the Group"), the UK's number one cinema chain by box office, is pleased to announce the opening this evening of a new cinema located in the new Westgate complex, Aldershot. Tonight the cinema will host VIP guests for a screening of latest Bond film Skyfall before opening to the public on 26 October.

The new cinema in Aldershot will have seven digital screens for both 2D and 3D movies as well as 29 D-box motion seats. On site retail offerings will include Starbucks and Baskin Robbins. The cinema in Aldershot will be located in the new purpose built mixed use development, Westgate, alongside restaurants, retailers and a new hotel. The total development value of the scheme is £60 million.

Cineworld has also recently announced that it will open a six screen cinema in Harlow in 2014 and an eight screen cinema in Newport in 2015.

The opening of this latest cinema and the announcement of these two further cinemas are in line with Cineworld's stated ambition of opening 25 new cinemas by the end of 2017, which will take the estate to over 1000 screens at 105 locations around the country. Cineworld has now announced 14 of these 25 targeted sites.

Stephen Wiener, Chief Executive Officer of Cineworld Group plc, said:

"I am delighted not only to be opening our latest state of the art cinema complex in Aldershot on time but also to have named two more cinemas as part of our plan for 25 new cinemas by the end of 2017. Each new cinema we announce demonstrates the momentum we have in approaching our target and shows that the commercial development market is open to leisure partners focused on delivering a high-quality customer experience."

dreamcatcher - 11 Nov 2012 14:14 - 12 of 501

Trading statement Tues 13 Nov

dreamcatcher - 13 Nov 2012 07:06 - 13 of 501

Interim Management Statement
RNS Number : 9447Q
Cineworld Group plc
13 November 2012

Cineworld Group PLC

13th November 2012

Interim Management Statement

Cineworld Group plc ("Cineworld" or "the Group") is pleased to provide the following update on trading performance for the 19 week period from 29 June to 8 November 2012.

Revenues for the period were as follows:

% change vs. same period 2011

19 Weeks to 8 Nov

45 weeks to 8 Nov

Total Revenues
- 1.4%

Box Office
- 0.2%
+ 2.1%

- 1.1%

Other Income

In the 19 weeks to 8 November 2012, box office benefitted from a better average ticket price, up 4.0%, but was impacted by 4.1% lower admissions. Registrations to MyCineworld continued to grow in the period, aided by the removal of the booking fee and the 10% discount for tickets booked online. Our Unlimited programme also continued to expand its subscriber base and we were pleased to open a new seven screen cinema in Aldershot at the end of October.

Spend per person increased by 4.3% compared with the corresponding 19 week period last year, which reflects positively on our targeted promotional activities within a difficult economic environment. Lower admissions volume offset increased spend per person in the 19 week period.

Decline in other income during the 19 week period was due to the removal of the booking fee and comparatively lower 3D glasses sales, resulting from fewer 3D films shown in the period. Screen advertising revenues were flat compared with the same period in the prior year.

As expected, the third quarter was impacted by reduced admissions due to the London Olympics and the consequent lack of major releases during the period, meaning overall trading was significantly weaker than the previous year. However "Skyfall", which was released on 26 October, has performed exceptionally well. It has provided a strong start to the fourth quarter and grossed over £60m nationally in its first two weeks of play. In addition to this, the concluding film of the Twilight series "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (part 2)", will be released shortly, followed by "The Hobbit" on 14 December.

The film line up for the remainder of the fourth quarter is promising, with strong box office performances anticipated from the key titles. We therefore expect our results to be in line with current market expectations for the full year.

dreamcatcher - 13 Nov 2012 15:24 - 14 of 501

Cineworld lifted as Bond movie provides strong start to Q4
11:08 am by Jamie Ashcroft

Cineworld (LON:CINE) shares edged 4% higher in morning trade as it revealed better than expected box-office figures thanks to the popularity of the latest Bond film.

It said that ‘Skyfall’ has performed exceptionally well and provided a strong start to the fourth quarter, grossing over £60 million nationally.

The Bond boost follows a particularly weak third quarter in which the sporting spectacle of the Olympic Games stole the limelight and as a result the number of cinema goers were low.

The rest of the fourth quarter has plenty of promise with a number of other big titles set to follow Bond – notably the final instalment of the Twilight Saga ‘Breaking Dawn part 2’ and Peter Jackson’s latest Tolkien movie, ‘The Hobbit’.

Cineworld says it expects it results to be in line with expectations for the full year.

Steve Liechti, analyst at Investec, reckons the better-than-expected recent performance means there’s less for the cinema operator to do in the rest of the quarter to achieve this.

“Better trading underpins our view that Cineworld offers a portfolio approach and undervalued defensive growth - while 4Q still holds risk, the mid-term investment case is attractive,” he said in a note.

Investec rates the stock as a ‘buy’ with a 272 pence price target.

dreamcatcher - 29 Nov 2012 15:44 - 15 of 501

Cineworld upgraded by Canaccord to 'buy'; price target rises to 350p
12:38 pm by Ian LyallPerhaps more importantly, Canaccord has hiked its price target to 350 pence a share from 280 pence.

Cineworld (LON:CINE) has been upgraded by Canaccord to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ following the company’s capital markets event yesterday.

Analysts were told Cineworld is targeting four areas that will enhance growth: customer acquisition and retention, improving the cinema experience, addressing its operational performance and growing the portfolio.

Although it has maintained its full-year earnings forecasts it has tweaked higher its underlying earnings (EBITDA) prediction by 2% for 2014 and then added between 5 and 11.7% for the years 2015-17.

Perhaps more importantly, Canaccord has hiked its price target to 350 pence a share from 280 pence.

“The current share price does not reflect the underlying growth dynamics Cineworld offers,” analyst Wayne Brown said.

“Yesterday’s investor day highlighted the strong structural growth available supported by a strong track record of delivery.”

Earlier Investec repeated its ‘buy’ advice and 272 pence a share price target.

At 12.35pm, the stock was changing hands for 244.5 pence, valuing the group at £350mln.

dreamcatcher - 06 Dec 2012 07:22 - 17 of 501

RNS Number : 8629S
Cineworld Group plc
06 December 2012

6 December 2012


Cineworld Group plc ("Cineworld" or the "Group") today announces that it has acquired City Screen Group, which trades as Picturehouse ("Picturehouse"), for £47.3 million in cash. Picturehouse is the UK's leading independent cinema operator with 21 sites (60 screens), including The Duke's at Komedia in Brighton which opens today. As part of the transaction, Cineworld has also acquired Picturehouse Entertainment, the distribution arm of Picturehouse.

Transaction highlights

· Strengthens Cineworld's position in a high value, high growth segment of the UK cinema market

· Adds a complementary portfolio to Cineworld's existing footprint, from both a geographic and strategic perspective

· This acquisition will enable Picturehouse to unlock more than 10 new locations already in the pipeline

· Picturehouse will operate as a separate business entity within the Cineworld Group and will continue to be run by the existing Picturehouse management team

· Builds Cineworld's food and beverage retail capabilities

· High single digit enhancement to earnings per share expected in 2013

Commenting on the acquisition, Stephen Wiener, Chief Executive Officer of Cineworld, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Picturehouse to the Cineworld Group. This acquisition gives us an opportunity to accelerate our growth by reaching new audiences in a high value and growing part of the market. We recognise that Picturehouse is valued by its customers and we look forward to supporting the business through the next phase of its development."

Picturehouse is led by founder director Lyn Goleby, who is supported by a highly experienced team. Lyn Goleby and her team will continue to lead the development of the Picturehouse business under Cineworld's ownership. Lyn Goleby will continue in her role as Managing Director of Picturehouse.

Lyn Goleby said:

"The opportunity to be part of a public company is great news for Picturehouse and our customers. We are known for our high quality city centre cinemas and our distinctive, wide-ranging programming. The unique character of Picturehouse cinemas will remain and our team will continue to bring the widest range of film to customers. This acquisition by Cineworld will accelerate the development of further Picturehouse cinemas around the country."

Information on Picturehouse

For the year ended 31 December 2011, Picturehouse reported audited sales of £30.3 million, profit before tax of £2.5 million and gross assets of £35.0 million. Picturehouse reported audited sales of £26.5 million and £25.3 million in the years ended 31 December 2010 and 31 December 2009, respectively.

For the year ending 31 December 2012, Picturehouse is expected to generate EBITDA of approximately £5.0 million. In addition, Cineworld expects to be able to generate at least an additional £1.0 million per annum through integration benefits and the full year effect of new sites opened in 2012. As part of the transaction, Cineworld will acquire Picturehouse's freehold property assets, which were valued at £9.0 million (as at 31 December 2011).

Prior to today's announced transaction, Picturehouse's primary shareholders were Arts Alliance, Lyn Goleby and Albion Venture Capital Trust.

Transaction financing

The acquisition values Picturehouse at £47.3 million on a cash and debt free basis. Consideration for the acquisition is in cash, which is being funded from existing undrawn bank debt facilities, assumed debt and the cash proceeds from a proposed issue of up to 6.85 million new ordinary shares, representing approximately 4.8% of Cineworld's current issued ordinary share capital, mostly via a placing to institutional and certain other investors of up to 6.40 million new ordinary shares of one pence in the Company (representing approximately 4.5% of Cineworld's current issued share capital) (the "Placing"), also announced today.

Stephen Wiener, CEO of Cineworld, Philip Bowcock, CFO of Cineworld, and Non Executive Directors Martina King, David Maloney, Eric Senat and Peter Williams intend to subscribe for, in aggregate, approximately £250,000 of new ordinary shares in Cineworld in connection with the Placing. Separately, as part of the acquisition arrangements, Lyn Goleby has agreed with Cineworld to reinvest a portion of her sale proceeds by subscribing for £1.0 million of new ordinary shares in Cineworld at the price per ordinary share at which shares are placed with placees in the Placing.

Current trading

Cineworld continues to trade in line with market expectations for the financial year ending 27 December 2012.

Conference Call

A conference call for analysts and investors will be held at 8.00 a.m. GMT on 6 December 2012. A presentation will be available at

dreamcatcher - 06 Dec 2012 16:32 - 18 of 501


dreamcatcher - 06 Dec 2012 16:38 - 19 of 501

Been a great share to trade of late, with the swings.

dreamcatcher - 15 Dec 2012 15:34 - 20 of 501

A buy in this weeks shares mag. The £47.3 million acquisition of the picture house chain could lead to future earnings upgrades, even after accounting for the higher estimates made by analysts on the back of last Thursdays deal. Cineworld should be able to improve profit margins at Picturehouse through its buying power. The deal adds 21 sites to the £365 million existing 80- strong estate in the UK and Ireland.
The acquisition will run separately by existing management. Trades on 10.9 earnings which looks cheap given its consistent record of decent earnings growth and attractive income proposition, trading on a prospectivev 4.7% dividend yield.

dreamcatcher - 31 Dec 2012 12:44 - 21 of 501

James Bond hit Skyfall has become the first movie ever to take a nine-figure sum at the UK box office.

The film, already the most successful movie hit in the UK, has now passed the £100 million mark in the year the 007 movies celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Daniel Craig's third appearance as Bond is still on general release more than two months after it first hit cinemas.

Globally it has taken more than one billion dollars, which amounts to in excess of £620 million.

Skyfall, which was directed by Sam Mendes, became the highest grossing film ever in the UK earlier this month when it overtook the £94 million generated by Avatar. The Bond film achieved the figure in just 40 days, while James Cameron's Avatar took 11 months to amass its total.

The 23rd 007 adventure sees suave Bond battling with villain Raoul Silva (played by Javier Bardem), who aims to take revenge on his former boss M (Dame Judi Dench).

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