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Revenue Recognition

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Revenue Recognition
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Revenue from Contract with Customer [Abstract]  
Revenue Recognition
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Revenue Recognition

The Company’s patrons have the option to purchase movie tickets well in advance of a movie showtime or right before the movie showtime, or at any point in between those two timeframes depending on seat availability. The Company recognizes such admissions revenue when the showtime for a purchased movie ticket has passed. Concession revenue is recognized when products are sold to the consumer. Other revenues primarily consist of screen advertising and screen rental revenues, promotional income, studio trailer placements and transactional fees. Except for National CineMedia, LLC. ("NCM") screen advertising advances discussed below in Note 9, these revenues are generally recognized when the Company has performed the related services. The Company sells gift cards and discount ticket vouchers, the proceeds from which are recorded as deferred revenue. Deferred revenue for gift cards and discount ticket vouchers is recognized when they are redeemed for concession items or, if redeemed for movie tickets, when the showtime has passed. The Company generally records breakage revenue on gift cards and discount ticket vouchers based on redemption activity and historical experience with unused balances. The Company offers a subscription program in the U.S. whereby patrons can pay a monthly or annual fee to receive a monthly credit for use towards a future movie ticket purchase. The Company records the subscription program fees as deferred revenue and records admissions revenue when the showtime for a movie ticket purchased with a credit has passed. The Company has loyalty programs in the U.S. and many of its international locations that either have a prepaid annual fee or award points to customers as purchases are made. For those loyalty programs that have a prepaid annual fee, the Company recognizes the fee collected as other revenue on a straight-line basis. For those loyalty programs that award points to customers based on their purchases, the Company records a portion of the original transaction proceeds as deferred revenue based on the number of reward points issued to customers and recognizes the deferred revenue when the customer redeems such points. The value of loyalty points issued is based on the estimated fair value of the rewards offered. The Company records breakage revenue on its loyalty and subscription programs generally upon the expiration of loyalty points or subscription credits. Advances collected on other contracts are deferred and recognized during the period in which the Company satisfies the related performance obligations, which may differ from the period in which the advances are collected.

Accounts receivable as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 included approximately $22.6 and $23.5 respectively, of receivables related to contracts with customers. The Company did not record any assets related to the costs to obtain or fulfill a contract with customers during the three months ended March 31, 2022.

 

Disaggregation of Revenue

The following tables represent revenues, disaggregated based on major type of good or service and by reportable operating segment, for the periods presented.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

U.S.

 

 

International

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

Operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment (1)

 

 

Segment

 

 

Consolidated

 

Admissions revenues

 

$

191.8

 

 

$

44.0

 

 

$

235.8

 

Concession revenues

 

 

141.1

 

 

 

31.9

 

 

 

173.0

 

Screen advertising, screen rental and promotional revenues (2)

 

 

18.7

 

 

 

8.1

 

 

 

26.8

 

Other revenues

 

 

20.4

 

 

 

4.5

 

 

 

24.9

 

Total revenues

 

$

372.0

 

 

$

88.5

 

 

$

460.5

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

 

U.S.

 

 

International

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

Operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment (1)

 

 

Segment

 

 

Consolidated

 

Admissions revenues

 

$

48.5

 

 

$

7.6

 

 

$

56.1

 

Concession revenues

 

 

33.0

 

 

 

6.5

 

 

 

39.5

 

Screen advertising, screen rental and promotional revenues (2)

 

 

11.2

 

 

 

2.2

 

 

 

13.4

 

Other revenues

 

 

4.4

 

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

5.4

 

Total revenues

 

$

97.1

 

 

$

17.3

 

 

$

114.4

 

(1)
U.S. segment revenues exclude intercompany transactions with the international operating segment. See Note 17 for additional information on intercompany eliminations.
(2)
Amount includes amortization of NCM screen advertising advances. See Deferred Revenues below.

The following tables represent revenues, disaggregated based on timing of recognition and by reportable operating segment, for the periods presented.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

U.S.

 

 

International

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

Operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment (1)

 

 

Segment

 

 

Consolidated

 

Goods and services transferred at a point in time

 

$

348.3

 

 

$

78.6

 

 

$

426.9

 

Goods and services transferred over time (2)

 

 

23.7

 

 

 

9.9

 

 

 

33.6

 

Total

 

$

372.0

 

 

$

88.5

 

 

$

460.5

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

 

U.S.

 

 

International

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

Operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment (1)

 

 

Segment

 

 

Consolidated

 

Goods and services transferred at a point in time

 

$

80.5

 

 

$

14.3

 

 

$

94.8

 

Goods and services transferred over time (2)

 

 

16.6

 

 

 

3.0

 

 

 

19.6

 

Total

 

$

97.1

 

 

$

17.3

 

 

$

114.4

 

(1)
U.S. segment revenues exclude intercompany transactions with the international operating segment. See Note 17 for additional information on intercompany eliminations.
(2)
Amount includes amortization of NCM screen advertising advances. See Deferred Revenues below.

 

Screen Advertising Advances and Other Deferred Revenues

The following table presents changes in the Company’s NCM screen advertising advances and other deferred revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

 

 

NCM screen advertising advances (1)

 

 

Other
Deferred
Revenues
(2)

 

Balance at January 1, 2022

 

$

346.0

 

 

$

160.3

 

Amounts recognized as accounts receivable

 

 

 

 

 

0.5

 

Cash received from customers in advance

 

 

 

 

 

49.6

 

Interest accrued related to significant financing component

 

 

5.8

 

 

 

 

Revenue recognized during period

 

 

(8.0

)

 

 

(40.2

)

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

1.5

 

Balance at March 31, 2022

 

$

343.8

 

 

$

171.7

 

(1)
See Note 9 for the maturity of NCM screen advertising advances as of March 31, 2022.
(2)
Includes liabilities associated with outstanding gift cards and discount ticket vouchers, points or rebates outstanding under the Company’s loyalty and membership programs and revenues collected but not yet earned for screen advertising, screen rental and other promotional activities. Amounts are classified as accounts payable and accrued expenses or other long-term liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheet.

The table below summarizes the aggregate amount of the transaction price allocated to performance obligations that are unsatisfied as of March 31, 2022 and when the Company expects to recognize this revenue.

 

 

Twelve Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remaining Performance Obligations

 

2023

 

 

2024

 

 

Thereafter

 

 

Total

 

Other deferred revenues

 

$

152.1

 

 

$

19.6

 

 

$

 

 

$

171.7