FORM 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended April 5, 2009

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 001-15153

 

 

BLOCKBUSTER INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware    52-1655102

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1201 Elm Street

Dallas, Texas 75270

Telephone 214-854-3000

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number,

including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

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  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files).

Yes  ¨    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer  ¨    Accelerated filer  x    Non-accelerated filer  ¨    Smaller reporting company  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes  ¨    No  x

Number of shares of common stock outstanding at May 8, 2009:

Class A common stock, par value $.01 per share: 121,222,080

Class B common stock, par value $.01 per share: 72,000,000

 

 

 


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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

 

          Page
   PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item 1.

  

Financial Statements

   3
  

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)—Thirteen Weeks Ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008

   3
  

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)—April 5, 2009 and January 4, 2009

   4
  

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)—Thirteen Weeks Ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008

   5
  

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

   6

Item 2.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   28

Item 3.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   45

Item 4.

  

Controls and Procedures

   46
   PART II—OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

  

Legal Proceedings

   47

Item 6.

  

Exhibits

   47

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

BLOCKBUSTER INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share amounts)

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended  
     April 5,
    2009    
    April 6,
    2008    
 

Revenues:

    

Base rental revenues

   $ 720.5     $ 901.7  

Previously rented product (“PRP”) revenues

     140.2       174.6  
                

Total rental revenues

     860.7       1,076.3  

Merchandise sales

     255.5       309.8  

Other revenues

     6.0       8.0  
                
     1,122.2       1,394.1  
                

Cost of sales:

    

Cost of rental revenues

     314.2       410.5  

Cost of merchandise sold

     217.3       241.9  
                

Total cost of sales

     531.5       652.4  
                

Gross profit

     590.7       741.7  
                

Operating expenses:

    

General and administrative

     493.4       601.1  

Advertising

     12.4       30.5  

Depreciation and intangible amortization

     34.8       39.9  
                
     540.6       671.5  
                

Operating income (loss)

     50.1       70.2  

Interest expense

     (17.4 )     (19.2 )

Interest income

     0.2       1.1  

Other items, net

     0.4       0.4  
                

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

     33.3       52.5  

Provision for income taxes

     (5.6 )     (6.8 )
                

Income (loss) from continuing operations

     27.7       45.7  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

     —         (0.3 )
                

Net income (loss)

     27.7       45.4  

Preferred stock dividends

     (2.8 )     (2.8 )
                

Net income (loss) applicable to common stockholders

   $ 24.9     $ 42.6  
                

Net income (loss) per common share:

    

Basic

    

Continuing operations

   $ 0.13     $ 0.22  

Discontinued operations

     —         —    
                

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.13     $ 0.22  
                

Diluted

    

Continuing operations

   $ 0.12     $ 0.21  

Discontinued operations

     —         (0.01 )
                

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.12     $ 0.20  
                

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

    

Basic

     192.7       191.4  
                

Diluted

     222.8       221.5  
                

The accompanying notes are an integral part

of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share amounts)

 

     April 5,
2009
    January 4,
2009
 

Assets

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 107.0     $ 154.9  

Receivables, less allowances of $5.6 and $7.4 for 2009 and 2008, respectively

     68.8       117.1  

Merchandise inventories

     339.1       432.8  

Rental library, net

     353.4       355.8  

Deferred income taxes

     11.7       13.4  

Prepaid and other current assets

     175.9       184.6  
                

Total current assets

     1,055.9       1,258.6  

Property and equipment, net

     376.5       406.0  

Deferred income taxes

     118.0       124.3  

Intangibles, net

     11.1       11.5  

Goodwill

     338.1       338.1  

Other assets

     33.8       16.0  
                
   $ 1,933.4     $ 2,154.5  
                

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

    

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 240.3     $ 427.3  

Accrued expenses

     392.4       493.8  

Current portion of long-term debt

     273.4       198.0  

Current portion of capital lease obligations

     7.8       8.5  

Deferred income taxes

     117.8       125.8  
                

Total current liabilities

     1,031.7       1,253.4  

Long-term debt, less current portion

     575.3       583.0  

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

     24.7       28.3  

Other liabilities

     62.3       75.5  
                
     1,694.0       1,940.2  
                

Commitments and contingencies (Note 5)

    

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share; 100 shares authorized; 0.15 shares issued and outstanding for 2009 and 2008 with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share

     150.0       150.0  

Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 400 shares authorized; 121.2 and 120.7 shares issued and outstanding for 2009 and 2008

     1.2       1.2  

Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 500 shares authorized; 72.0 shares issued and outstanding for 2009 and 2008

     0.7       0.7  

Additional paid-in capital

     5,377.9       5,378.4  

Accumulated deficit

     (5,201.0 )     (5,228.7 )

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (89.4 )     (87.3 )
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     239.4       214.3  
                
   $ 1,933.4     $ 2,154.5  
                

The accompanying notes are an integral part

of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In millions)

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended  
     April 5,
    2009    
    April 6,
    2008    
 

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income (loss)

   $ 27.7     $ 45.4  

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used for operating activities:

    

Depreciation and intangible amortization

     34.8       39.9  

Rental library purchases

     (126.6 )     (202.6 )

Rental library amortization

     129.7       200.1  

Non-cash share-based compensation

     2.0       4.2  

Deferred taxes and other

     (0.5 )     0.4  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Change in receivables

     46.0       26.1  

Change in merchandise inventories

     90.1       (50.4 )

Change in prepaid and other assets

     4.3       9.9  

Change in accounts payable

     (182.4 )     (22.2 )

Change in accrued expenses and other liabilities

     (112.3 )     (70.3 )
                

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

     (87.2 )     (19.5 )
                

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Capital expenditures

     (8.5 )     (19.9 )

Proceeds from insurance recoveries

     0.4       —    
                

Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities

     (8.1 )     (19.9 )
                

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Proceeds from credit agreement

     110.0       20.0  

Repayments on credit agreement

     (42.3 )     (23.8 )

Cash dividends on preferred stock

     (2.8 )     (2.8 )

Debt financing costs

     (13.9 )     —    

Capital lease payments

     (2.3 )     (2.5 )
                

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

     48.7       (9.1 )
                

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     (1.3 )     1.6  
                

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (47.9 )     (46.9 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     154.9       184.6  
                

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 107.0     $ 137.7  
                

Supplemental cash flow information:

    

Cash payments for interest

   $ 17.1     $ 25.2  

Cash payments for income taxes

   $ 6.9     $ 6.8  

The accompanying notes are an integral part

of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

(Tabular dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

Note 1—Basis of Presentation

Blockbuster Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Blockbuster,” “we,” “us” or “our”) primarily operate and franchise entertainment-related stores in the United States and a number of other countries. We offer movies and video games for in-store rental, sale and trade and sell other entertainment-related merchandise. We also operate an online service offering rental and sale of movies delivered by mail and digital delivery through blockbuster.com.

We operate our business in two segments. The Domestic segment consists primarily of all U.S. store operations and by-mail subscription service operations, as well as the digital delivery of movies through blockbuster.com. The International segment is comprised of all non-U.S. store operations, including operations in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Asia.

In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include all recurring adjustments and normal accruals necessary for a fair statement of our financial position and our results of operations and cash flows for the dates and periods presented. Results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected during the remainder of the current year or for any future period. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the more detailed audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended January 4, 2009, included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accounting policies used in the preparation of these unaudited consolidated financial statements are consistent in all material respects with the accounting policies described in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, except where discussed below.

Goodwill and Intangible Assets

In accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets (“SFAS 142”), we assess goodwill and intangible assets with indefinite lives for impairment at the reporting unit level annually as of October 31 and between annual tests if events occur or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying amount. An impairment may be triggered by, among other factors, declines in the media entertainment industry, a reduction in our profitability, or a sustained decline in our stock price. The market price of our class A common stock has been subject to substantial volatility and has decreased significantly during the first quarter of 2009. If our stock price decreases from its current level or if our operating results do not meet our current forecast in coming quarters, we may need to perform an interim impairment test and recognize a non-cash impairment charge. Our goodwill balance totaled $338.1 million as of April 5, 2009. Any required non-cash impairment charge could significantly reduce this balance and have a material impact on our reported financial position and results of operations.

Store Closures

As of April 5, 2009 and January 4, 2009, the remaining liability to be paid in the future related to store closure reserves was $7.1 million and $7.4 million, respectively. We made payments of $1.6 million in rent and lease termination costs during the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009. There have been no significant adjustments to previously accrued store closure costs during 2009.

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

(Tabular dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

The following table presents operating expenses related to store closures during the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008:

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended
     April 5,
2009
   April 6,
2008

Closed store accruals and lease termination costs

   $ 1.1    $ 0.4

Accelerated depreciation

     2.3      2.4
             

Total store closure expense

   $ 3.4    $ 2.8
             

Severance Charges

The following table presents the activity in severance liability for the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008:

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended  
     April 5,
2009
    April 6,
2008
 

Beginning balance

   $ 4.7     $ 15.5  

Expense incurred and accrued

     0.5       0.5  

Adjustments to accruals

     0.3       (0.8 )

Amount paid

     (3.2 )     (6.1 )
                

Ending balance

   $ 2.3     $ 9.1  
                

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

Comprehensive income (loss) is defined as the change in equity (net assets) of a business enterprise during a period from transactions and other events and circumstances from non-owner sources. It consists of net loss and other gains and losses affecting stockholders’ equity that, under US GAAP, are excluded from net income (loss), such as foreign currency translation gains and losses. Currency translation is the only item of comprehensive income (loss) impacting our accumulated other comprehensive loss of $89.4 million and $87.3 million as of April 5, 2009 and January 4, 2009, respectively.

Comprehensive income (loss) for the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008 was as follows:

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended
     April 5,
2009
    April 6,
2008

Net income (loss)

   $ 27.7     $ 45.4

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax

     (2.1 )     3.8
              

Total comprehensive income (loss)

   $ 25.6     $ 49.2
              

Income Taxes

As of April 5, 2009 the liability for uncertain tax positions was approximately $2.2 million and is reflected in “Other liabilities” on our Consolidated Balance Sheets. If recognized, this amount would result in a positive effect on our effective tax rate.

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

(Tabular dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

The following is a summary of our domestic tax returns and whether or not they remain subject to the amended and restated tax matters agreement (the “Tax Matters Agreement”) with Viacom/CBS and examination by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”):

 

Jurisdiction

   Tax Year(s) Ending    Open    IRS Audit
Complete
   Currently
Being
Audited
   Subject to
Tax Matters Agreement with
Viacom/CBS

Domestic

   12/31/03 and prior    No    Yes    N/A    Yes

Domestic

   9/30/2004    Yes    Yes    N/A    Yes

Domestic

   12/31/2004    No    Yes    N/A    No

Domestic

   12/31/2005    Yes    N/A    No    No

Domestic

   12/31/2006    Yes    N/A    No    No

Domestic

   12/31/2007    Yes    N/A    No    No

Domestic

   12/31/2008    Yes    N/A    No    No

 

Jurisdictions

   Closed Tax Years    Open Tax Years    Years Under Examination

Canada

   2000 and prior    Post 2000    2001-2002

Ireland

   2003 and prior    Post 2003    N/A

Italy

   2004 and prior    Post 2004    N/A

Mexico

   2000 and prior    Post 2000    N/A

United Kingdom

   2004 and prior    Post 2004    N/A

Interest expense and penalties related to our uncertain tax positions have been reflected as a component of income tax expense in our Consolidated Statements of Operations. As of April 5, 2009, we had recorded liabilities of approximately $0.2 million associated with accrued interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions.

Net Income (Loss) Per Share

Basic net income (loss) per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing the net income (loss) applicable to common shares by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS adjusts the basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding by the assumed exercise of Blockbuster stock options, vesting of restricted shares and restricted share units, and shares issuable under the conversion feature of our Series A convertible preferred stock, as defined below, using the if-converted method only in periods in which such effect would have been dilutive on income before cumulative effect of change in accounting principle. Options to purchase 17.8 million and 18.6 million shares of Class A common stock were outstanding as of April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008, respectively. Additionally, 1.8 million and 2.6 million restricted shares and restricted share units that are convertible into shares of Class A common stock were outstanding as of April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008, respectively. For the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008, all shares of Series A convertible preferred stock, and the restricted shares and restricted share units that had a dilutive effect were included in the weighted-average shares for diluted EPS. Because their inclusion would be anti-dilutive, all stock options were excluded from the weighted-average shares for diluted EPS for the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008.

Our Board of Directors has determined not to declare or pay a dividend on our shares of Series A convertible preferred stock with respect to the quarterly period beginning on January 5, 2009 and ending on April 5, 2009. Dividends on the Series A convertible preferred stock are cumulative and will begin to accumulate beginning May 15, 2009.

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

(Tabular dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

If we fail to pay dividends on the Series A convertible preferred stock for six quarterly dividend periods (whether or not consecutive), the dividend rate payable on the Series A convertible preferred stock will increase by 1.0% until all accumulated and unpaid dividends on the Series A convertible preferred stock have been paid in full. In addition, if we fail to pay dividends on the Series A convertible preferred stock for six quarterly dividend periods (whether or not consecutive), the size of our Board of Directors will be increased by two and the holders of the Series A convertible preferred stock will have the right to vote to fill the two vacancies created thereby until all accumulated and unpaid dividends on the Series A convertible preferred stock have been paid in full.

The table below presents a reconciliation of weighted-average shares, in millions, used in the calculation of basic and diluted EPS:

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended
     April 5,
2009
   April 6,
2008

Weighted-average shares for basic EPS

   192.7    191.4

Incremental shares for restricted shares, restricted share units and convertible preferred shares

   30.1    30.1
         

Weighted-average shares for diluted EPS

   222.8    221.5
         

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In September 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 157, Fair Value Measurements (“SFAS 157”). This statement defines fair value as used in various accounting pronouncements, establishes a framework for measuring fair value under US GAAP and expands disclosure related to the use of fair value measures in financial statements. SFAS 157 does not expand the use of fair value measures in financial statements, but standardizes its definition and guidance in US GAAP. SFAS 157 establishes a fair value hierarchy with observable market data as the highest level and fair value based on an entity’s own fair value assumptions as the lowest level. The provisions of SFAS 157 are required to be applied to financial assets and liabilities for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and for nonfinancial assets and liabilities for fiscal years beginning after January 1, 2009. The adoption of SFAS 157 did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141R, Business Combinations, which requires, among other things, the acquiring entity in a business combination to recognize the full fair value of the assets acquired, liabilities assumed and any noncontrolling interest as of the acquisition date; the immediate expense recognition of transaction costs; and accounting for restructuring plans separately from the business combination. This statement applies prospectively to business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2008. This standard has not had a material impact as of April 5, 2009, but will impact our accounting treatment for future business combinations.

In June 2008, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position (“FSP”) Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) 03-6-1, Determining Whether Instruments Granted in Share-Based Payment Transactions are Participating Securities (“FSP EITF 03-6-1”). FSP EITF 03-6-1 clarifies that unvested share-based payment awards that contain nonforfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents (whether paid or unpaid) are participating securities and are to be included in the computation of earnings per share under the two-class method described in SFAS No. 128, Earnings per Share. FSP EITF 03-6-1 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008. The adoption of FSP EITF 03-6-1 did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

(Tabular dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In April 2009, the FASB issued FSP No. FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1, “Interim Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments” (“FSP FAS 107-1”). FSP FAS 107-1 amends SFAS No. 107, “Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments” to require disclosures about fair value of financial instruments in interim reporting periods. Such disclosures were previously required only in annual financial statements. FSP FAS 107-1 is effective for our quarter ending July 5, 2009. Because FSP FAS 107-1 applies only to financial statement disclosures, the adoption will not have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.

Note 2—Liquidity, Credit Agreement and Other Debt

Liquidity

On May 11, 2009, we closed and funded the revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility that had been amended on April 2, 2009 to include commitments from certain of our lenders and certain new lenders to (a) replace the existing revolving credit facility with a $250 million revolving credit facility with a maturity date of September 30, 2010 and (b) amend certain financial covenants, other covenants and other terms in our existing revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility. This amended facility and our other indebtedness may impact our business by, among other things:

 

   

limiting our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business and the industry in which we operate, including limiting our ability to invest in certain strategic initiatives, consequently placing us at a competitive disadvantage to our competitors;

 

   

requiring that a substantial portion of our cash flows from operations be used for debt service payments on the amended revolving credit facility beginning December 2009 through September 2010, thereby reducing the availability of cash flows to fund working capital requirements including inventory purchases, capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate purposes; and

 

   

making us vulnerable to deterioration in our results of operations and to general adverse economic, market or industry conditions which could impact our ability to make our debt payments.

The amended credit facility provides us with sufficient capital to operate our business. However, if less expensive capital becomes available, we will be able to prepay the amended credit facility and replace it without penalties.

We were in compliance with the maximum leverage ratio covenant, required minimum fixed charge coverage ratio covenant, the maximum capital expenditure covenant and all other applicable covenants, as of April 5, 2009 and we expect to remain in compliance under the amended credit facility discussed below. We also expect cash on hand, cash from operations and borrowings under our amended credit facility described below to be sufficient to fund the anticipated cash requirements for working capital purposes including rental library purchases as well as commitments and payments of principal and interest on borrowings for at least the next twelve months. However, there can be no assurance regarding these matters given the current state of the global economy, which continues to negatively impact our ability to accurately forecast our results of operations and cash position. There remains a risk that we may not have adequate liquidity to fund our operations if we do not meet our projected financial results. Our current 2009 plan contemplates that worldwide same-store revenues will be lower than what we experienced in 2008. Further deterioration would negatively impact our anticipated revenues and cash flows. Additionally, if our trade creditors were to impose unfavorable terms on us, it would negatively impact our ability to obtain products and services on acceptable terms and operate our business.

If we are unable to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to service our indebtedness and remain in compliance with our financial covenants, we would be in default under one or more of our debt agreements,

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

(Tabular dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

which if not cured or waived, could result in the acceleration of all of our debt due to cross-default provisions contained in such agreements and in certain of our leases. In such event, we would be required to search for alternative sources of liquidity to refinance the debt, which may not be available to us on acceptable terms, if at all. Our ability to obtain alternative financing would likely be adversely affected because substantially all of our assets have been secured as collateral for our existing debt and because our financial results, substantial indebtedness and credit ratings could each adversely affect the availability and terms of any such financing. If we were unable to repay our debt upon acceleration, we could be forced to file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In addition, as discussed above, our financing arrangements are relatively short-term in nature, and our amended credit facility requires significant amortization payments beginning in December 2009. As a result, we will continue to face financing pressures.

In order to reduce our exposure to liquidity risk, we have embarked on a cash management strategy to enhance and preserve as much of our liquidity as possible. This plan contemplates us, among other things:

 

   

reducing our capital expenditures by eliminating, delaying or curtailing discretionary and non-essential spending;

 

   

aggressively pursuing options for the divestiture of certain non-core assets, including selling and/or licensing some of our international operations;

 

   

managing our working capital through the optimization of inventory levels;

 

   

continuing to renegotiate leases to generate significant reductions in future store occupancy costs;

 

   

reducing expenditures on consultants and professional service providers;

 

   

restructuring and reengineering our organization and processes to reduce our operating costs and increase efficiency;

 

   

working to further reduce our obligations in connection with the provision of letters of credit;

 

   

exploring our options with respect to borrowing against unpledged assets in certain international markets;

 

   

exploring the availability of issuing additional equity securities; and

 

   

considering making future payments of preferred stock dividends in-kind as opposed to in cash.

We cannot make assurances as to whether any of these actions can be effected on a timely basis, on satisfactory terms or maintained once initiated, and if successful, our cash management strategy may limit certain of our operational and strategic initiatives designed to grow our business over the long term.

Credit Agreement

The following table sets forth our current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations:

 

     April 5,
2009
   January 4,
2009

Credit Facilities:

     

Revolving credit facility, interest rate ranging from 4.7% to 5.9% at April 5, 2009

   $ 205.0    $ 120.0

Term A loan facility, interest rate of 5.8% at April 5, 2009

     10.0      18.6

Term B loan facility, interest rate ranging from 5.3% to 6.1% at April 5, 2009

     58.4      59.4
             

Total current portion of long-term debt

     273.4      198.0

Current portion of capital lease obligations

     7.8      8.5
             
   $ 281.2    $ 206.5
             

 

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The following table sets forth our long-term debt and capital lease obligations, less current portion:

 

     April 5,
2009
   January 4,
2009

Credit Facilities:

     

Term B loan facility, interest rate ranging from 5.3% to 6.1% at April 5, 2009

   $ 275.3    $ 283.0

Senior Subordinated Notes, interest rate of 9.0% at April 5, 2009

     300.0      300.0
             

Total long-term debt, less current portion

     575.3      583.0

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

     24.7      28.3
             
   $ 600.0    $ 611.3
             

As of April 5, 2009, $205.0 million was outstanding under our revolving credit facility (“revolver”) and $343.7 million was outstanding under the term loan portions of our credit facilities. The available borrowing capacity under the revolver, excluding the $75.0 million reserved for issuance of letters of credit provided for Viacom Inc. (“Viacom”), and $44.6 million reserved to support other letters of credit, totaled $0.4 million at April 5, 2009. Borrowings under the credit facilities accrue interest at a rate equal to either the London Inter Bank Offering Rate (“LIBOR”) plus an applicable margin or the prime rate or the federal funds rate plus applicable margins. The applicable margins vary based on the borrowing and specified leverage ratios. The weighted-average interest rate at April 5, 2009 for borrowings under the credit facilities was 5.5%. As of April 5, 2009, commitment fees are charged at an annual rate of 0.375% on the unused portion of the revolver, and participation and fronting fees are also incurred on letters of credit.

As of April 5, 2009, $300.0 million of principal was outstanding under the Senior Subordinated Notes. Interest accrues on the Senior Subordinated Notes from August 20, 2004, and is payable on March 1 and September 1 of each year.

Beginning with fiscal 2005, we were required to make prepayments on the Credit Facilities in an aggregate amount equal to 50% of annual excess cash flow, as defined by the amended and restated credit agreement. Such payments are due at the end of the first quarter of the following year. In fiscal 2008, we generated excess cash flow, as defined by our credit agreement, and made a prepayment of $25.1 million on April 6, 2009, which was classified as “Current portion of long-term debt” on our Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 5, 2009.

Additionally, we were required to make prepayments on the Credit Facilities related to sales of store operations and property and equipment, as defined by the amended and restated credit agreement. There were no required prepayments related to sales of assets during the first quarter of 2009. We made a prepayment of $0.3 million during the first quarter of 2008.

As a result of a significant reduction in our gross leverage ratio determined by our results of operations for the period ended April 6, 2008, our borrowing rate decreased 50 basis points during the second quarter of 2008.

On August 14, 2008, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded our probability of default rating to Caa1 from B3 based on perceived refinancing challenges given current and anticipated market conditions and the general unavailability of capital on favorable terms. However, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the rating on our credit facility to B1 from B3 on the same date as a result of our operating improvements. As a result of the upgrade on our credit facility, our borrowing rate decreased 25 basis points during the third quarter of 2008. On April 13, 2009, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service downgraded our credit ratings to CCC+ from B in light of the

 

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pending maturities of our revolving credit facility and Term A loan facility in August 2009. As a result of the downgrade, our borrowing rate increased 25 basis points effective April 13, 2009. Any further downgrade in our credit ratings could adversely affect our ability to access capital in the future upon acceptable terms and conditions.

Canadian Credit Facility

On May 8, 2009, Blockbuster Canada Co. (“BB Canada”) signed a credit facility with Callidus Capital Corporation (the “Lender”), a privately-held Canadian lender (the “Canadian Credit Facility”), subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. BB Canada is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Blockbuster Inc.

The Canadian Credit Facility provides for a single advance non-revolving loan in the amount of CAN $25 million (the “Facility A Loan”) and, at the Lender’s discretion, a single advance non-revolving loan in the amount of CAN $10 million (the “Facility B Loan,” and together with the Facility A Loan, the “Loans”) and is secured by substantially all of the assets of BB Canada. Proceeds of the Loan are to be used for general corporate purposes. The Canadian Credit Facility matures on the earlier of September 30, 2010 or the date the Amended Revolver (as defined under “Amended Credit Facility,” below) terminates.

The Canadian Credit Facility closed on May 8, 2009, and the full amount of the Facility A Loan was advanced on May 11, 2009 into a controlled disbursement account out of which disbursements are made by the Lender from time to time to BB Canada in amounts calculated in accordance with a formula set forth in the Canadian Credit Facility. BB Canada may request the Facility B Loan advance at any time after the 60th day following the Facility A Loan advance, and funding of the Facility B Loan is subject to the Lender’s discretion. If funded, proceeds of the Facility B Loan are to be advanced into a controlled disbursement account to be disbursed in the manner provided for the Facility A Loan proceeds. The formula for disbursing Proceeds is based upon a borrowing base of “Eligible Inventory” defined in the Canadian Credit Facility. Outstanding Loan amounts bear interest at 18% per annum.

We have paid or will pay the following fees in connection with the Canadian Credit Facility:

 

   

a non-refundable facility fee of CAN $250,000 paid upon execution of the Canadian Credit Facility;

 

   

a non-refundable facility fee equal to 1% of the amount of the Facility B Loan advance, paid upon funding of the Facility B Loan;

 

   

a monthly maintenance and monitoring fee of CAN $1,750 for each month or partial month until the Loan is repaid in full; and

 

   

a fee of CAN $200,000 if the Loan is prepaid on or before November 8, 2009 or CAN $100,000 if the loan is prepaid after November 8, 2009 but before September 20, 2010.

In connection with the Canadian Credit Facility, BB Canada has agreed, among other things, to:

 

   

maintain specified minimum quarterly levels of EBITDA and equity, as defined in the Canadian Credit Facility;

 

   

deposit all funds received from all sources, with certain limited exceptions, into designated cash management accounts to be held by the Lender as cash collateral for the Loan and from which disbursements will be made by the Lender on a daily basis into BB Canada’s disbursement account for use as operating capital;

 

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limit capital expenditures in any fiscal year in the aggregate to CAN $6 million; and

 

   

assign to the Lender for the term of the Loan as security under the Canadian Credit Facility rights to certain trademarks and other intellectual property, and information technology systems and services that BB Canada licenses from Blockbuster, Inc.

Amended Credit Facility

On April 2, 2009, we amended our revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility to include commitments from certain of our lenders and certain new lenders to (a) replace the existing revolving credit facility with a $250 million revolving credit facility with a maturity date of September 30, 2010 and (b) amend certain financial covenants, other covenants and other terms in our existing revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility. On May 11, 2009, we closed and funded the amended revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility. The $250 million amended revolving credit facility (the “Amended Revolver”) will mature on September 30, 2010, and will require that we make the following amortization payments prior to and on such date:

 

Date

   Amount of Payment

December 15, 2009

   $25,000,000

January 31, 2010

   $20,000,000

February 28, 2010

   $20,000,000

March 31, 2010

   $20,000,000

April 30, 2010

   $10,000,000

May 31, 2010

   $15,000,000

June 30, 2010

   $50,000,000

July 31, 2010

   $10,000,000

August 31, 2010

   $10,000,000

September 30, 2010

   any remaining

outstanding amounts

Up to $12.5 million in voluntary prepayments made prior to December 15, 2009 may be applied to the foregoing scheduled amortization payments in their direct order of maturity, and any remainder would be applied to the amounts due in the reverse order of maturity. These payments will require a substantial portion of our cash flows from operations, thereby reducing the availability of cash flows to fund working capital requirements, including inventory purchases, capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate purposes.

We will borrow the full availability under the Amended Revolver through the term thereof. Borrowings under the Amended Revolver will bear interest at an alternate base rate (with a floor of 4.5%) plus 9% or at LIBOR (with a floor of 3.5%) plus 10%, at our discretion, which interest payments will be due and payable monthly. Should we be in default of the credit agreement, a default rate of interest of an additional 300 basis points on amounts outstanding under the Amended Revolver, Term A and Term B loan facilities would also be payable.

In connection with the Amended Revolver, certain other provisions of our credit agreement have been amended as follows:

 

   

we will no longer be required to make prepayments on our term loan facilities upon sales, transfers or other dispositions of assets;

 

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we will no longer be subject to a mandatory available cash sweep;

 

   

we will be required to make certain prepayments on our revolving loans based on excess cash flow;

 

   

the letters of credit issued under our prior revolving credit facility will be continued and renewed when applicable and will be cash-collateralized, and we will be restricted with respect to the issuance of any new letters of credit;

 

   

to the extent cash collateral is released with respect to the letters of credit in an amount in excess of $52.5 million, we will be required to repay the revolving loans with such amounts, allocated to the amortization schedule in reverse order of maturity;

 

   

80% of the net proceeds of any foreign indebtedness incurred will be required to be used to repay the revolving loans, allocated to the amortization schedule in reverse order of maturity;

 

   

with respect to certain extraordinary receipts received (which do not include disposition proceeds or insurance or condemnation proceeds), we will be required to apply the net proceeds to repay the revolving loans, allocated to the amortization schedule in reverse order of maturity;

 

   

with respect to certain other indebtedness and equity offerings, we will be required to repay the revolving loans (x) with 75% of any net proceeds greater than $25 million and less than $50 million and (y) with 50% of any net proceeds greater than $50 million;

 

   

to the extent that the outstanding principal balance of the revolving loans on April 30, 2010 is in excess of $75 million, we will be required to pay a fee to the revolving lenders equal to the lesser of $5 million and 10% of such excess;

 

   

we will be permitted to enter into the sale and leaseback of our domestic store locations, provided that the fair market value of all property sold does not exceed $28 million, and after giving effect to such sale the Leverage Ratio does not exceed 2.50 to 1.00;

 

   

we will be restricted against paying dividends on our common stock until the revolving loans are paid in full;

 

   

we will be restricted from making additional investments in Foreign Subsidiaries in excess of $20 million;

 

   

we will be permitted to enter into certain intercompany affiliate transactions with non-loan parties on an arms’ length basis;

 

   

our Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio will be amended such that we will be required to maintain a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of not less than 1.25 to 1.00 for periods ending March 31, 2009 through January 3, 2010, and of not less than 1.30 to 1.00 for periods ending March 31, 2010 and thereafter;

 

   

our Leverage Ratio will be amended such that we will be required to maintain a maximum Leverage Ratio of 2.75 to 1.00, tested on a quarterly basis; and

 

   

we will be restricted from making capital expenditures (a) in excess of $30 million in the 2009 fiscal year, (b) in excess of $40 million in the 2010 fiscal year, plus up to $10 million of amounts unused in the 2009 fiscal year, and (c) in excess of $80 million in the 2011 fiscal year.

We will pay or have paid the following fees in connection with the amendment to our credit agreement and Amended Revolver:

 

   

an amendment fee of 25 basis points to all consenting term lenders;

 

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a commitment fee of up to 2% to certain of the lenders who provided early commitments to fund the Amended Revolver (the “specified lenders”);

 

   

a funding fee of 8.0% to the specified lenders funding the Amended Revolver, and a funding fee of 11.25% to the other lenders funding the Amended Revolver, which is payable at closing;

 

   

an exit fee of 3% on all repayments of the Amended Revolver; and

 

   

a work fee of $250,000, which has been paid and credited toward deposit and other expenses.

The following table reflects the net proceeds from the funding of the Canadian Credit Facility and the Amended Revolver:

 

Proceeds from Canadian Credit Facility *

   $ 21.4  

Pay fees on Canadian Credit Facility *

     (0.2 )

Proceeds from Amended Revolver

     250.0  

Pay pre-amendment revolver balance

     (205.0 )

Pay fees on amended credit facility

     (24.3 )
        

Net proceeds from funding

   $ 41.9  
        

 

* Converted to US Dollars based on the May 11, 2009 exchange rate

In addition, we used $118.3 million of our previous cash balances, cash from operations and net proceeds from the fundings to cash-collateralize our letter of credit requirements on May 11, 2009.

The following table sets forth our required restricted cash balance and long-term debt position immediately after the funding of the Canadian Credit Facility and the Amended Revolver:

 

     May 12,
2009

Restricted cash

   $ 118.3

Current portion of long-term debt

  

Credit facilities:

  

Amended Revolver

   $ 95.0

Term A loan facility

     8.7

Term B loan facility

     34.6
      

Total current portion of long-term debt

     138.3

Long-term less current portion

  

Credit facilities:

  

Amended Revolver

     155.0

Canadian Credit Facility *

     21.4

Term B loan facility

     275.3

Senior Subordinated Notes

     300.0
      

Total long-term debt, less current portion

     751.7
      

Total long-term debt

   $ 890.0
      

 

* Converted to US Dollars based on the May 11, 2009 exchange rate

 

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The following table sets forth our principal borrowings (payments) on long-term debt by quarter:

 

     Prior
Revolving
Credit
Facility
    Amended
Revolver
    Term A
Loan
Facility
    Term B
Loan
Facility
    Canadian
Credit
Facility *
    Senior
Subordinated
Notes
    Total
Payments
Due
 

Fiscal 2009:

              

Second quarter (pre-funding)

   $ —       $ —       $ (1.3 )   $ (23.8 )   $ —       $ —       $ (25.1 )

Second quarter (post-funding)

     (205.0 )     250.0       —         (8.6 )     21.4       —         57.8  

Third quarter

     —         —         (8.7 )     (8.7 )     —         —         (17.4 )

Fourth quarter

     —         (25.0 )     —         (8.7 )     —         —         (33.7 )
                                                        
   $ (205.0 )   $ 225.0     $ (10.0 )   $ (49.8 )   $ 21.4     $ —       $ (18.4 )
                                                        

Fiscal 2010:

              

First quarter

   $ —       $ (60.0 )   $ —       $ (8.7 )   $ —       $ —       $ (68.7 )

Second quarter

     —         (75.0 )     —         (8.7 )     —         —         (83.7 )

Third quarter

     —         (90.0 )     —         (66.6 )     (21.4 )     —         (178.0 )

Fourth quarter

     —         —         —         (66.6 )     —         —         (66.6 )
                                                        
   $ —       $ (225.0 )   $ —       $ (150.6 )   $ (21.4 )   $ —       $ (397.0 )
                                                        

Fiscal 2011:

              

First quarter

   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ (66.6 )   $ —       $ —       $ (66.6 )

Second quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    

Third quarter

     —         —         —         (66.7 )     —         —         (66.7 )

Fourth quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    
                                                        
   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ (133.3 )   $ —       $ —       $ (133.3 )
                                                        

Fiscal 2012:

              

First quarter

   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —    

Second quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    

Third quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         (300.0 )     (300.0 )

Fourth quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    
                                                        
   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ (300.0 )   $ (300.0 )
                                                        

 

* Converted to US Dollars based on the May 11, 2009 exchange rate

Note 3—Stock and Share-Based Payments

For the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008, we recognized $2.0 million and $4.2 million, respectively, of share-based compensation expense related to stock options, restricted shares and restricted share units.

During the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009, no stock options were granted, no stock options were exercised and 0.3 million stock options were cancelled. In addition, 0.6 million restricted shares or restricted share units were granted to employees, 0.6 million restricted shares and restricted share units were exercised, and no restricted shares and restricted share units were cancelled. As of April 5, 2009, 17.8 million stock options and 1.8 million restricted shares and restricted share units remained outstanding.

 

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The unamortized compensation expense, net of estimated forfeitures, related to restricted shares, restricted share units and stock options issued and outstanding as of April 5, 2009 will be recognized in future periods as follows:

 

     Restricted Shares and
Restricted Share Units
   Stock
Options
   Total

Thirty-nine week period ended January 3, 2010

   $ 1.3    $ 2.8    $ 4.1

Year ended January 2, 2011

     0.5      1.3      1.8

Year ended January 1, 2012 and thereafter

     —        —        —  
                    

Total

   $ 1.8    $ 4.1    $ 5.9
                    

Note 4—Related Party Transactions

On March 29, 2007, Strauss Zelnick, a member of our Board of Directors, was appointed chairman of the board of directors of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“Take-Two”), a global publisher, developer and distributor of interactive games software, hardware and accessories and a party to considerable commercial transactions with us. On February 15, 2008, Take-Two announced the appointment of Mr. Zelnick as executive chairman. In addition, ZelnickMedia Corporation (“ZelnickMedia”), of which Mr. Zelnick is a founder and principal owner, entered into a management agreement with Take-Two on March 30, 2007, as amended on July 26, 2007 and February 14, 2008, pursuant to which ZelnickMedia provides financial and management consulting services to Take-Two. Mr. Zelnick is entitled during the term of the management agreement to serve as chairman of Take-Two’s board of directors and will also have the authority during such term to hire and/or terminate the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Take-Two, subject to the approval of Take-Two’s compensation committee. We paid Take-Two $2.5 million and $4.4 million for the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008, respectively, pursuant to our commercial arrangements with Take-Two. At April 5, 2009, our Consolidated Balance Sheets included $0.4 million of accrued revenue-share expenses for Take-Two recorded in “Accrued expenses” and a net $1.7 million reduction for product returns and other vendor credits from Take-Two in “Accounts payable.” At January 4, 2009, our Consolidated Balance Sheets included $1.1 million of accrued revenue-share expenses for Take-Two recorded in “Accrued expenses” and a net $2.6 million reduction for product returns and other vendor credits from Take-Two in “Accounts payable.”

Note 5—Commitments and Contingencies

On June 8, 2001, C-Span Entertainment, et al v. Blockbuster Inc., et al, was filed in the 192nd Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas. Plaintiffs purchased eleven Blockbuster corporate stores in East Texas in 1999 and turned them into franchise stores. Plaintiffs claimed that before consummation of the sales, they received inaccurate financial information and that Blockbuster made false verbal representations concerning inventory of the stores. On September 21, 2001, plaintiffs amended their lawsuit to include as a defendant the law firm that represented them in the store purchase. On February 2, 2004, the court granted Blockbuster’s motion for partial summary judgment and dismissed all of plaintiffs’ fraud claims. On September 28, 2004, the court granted Blockbuster’s motion to enforce plaintiffs’ waiver of a jury trial and to try the case as a non-jury case. Plaintiffs’ claims against the law firm will be adjudicated in a separate trial. On the eve of trial, the court allowed the plaintiffs to amend their pleadings and assert fraud in the inducement, along with plaintiffs’ pending claims for breach of warranties, breach of contract and conversion. Plaintiffs’ amended petition sought $6 million to $20 million in actual damages, $20 million in punitive damages, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and attorneys’ fees. On April 5, 2006, the trial court rendered a judgment in the case awarding plaintiffs damages of $5.9 million, pre-judgment interest of approximately $2.1 million and attorneys’ fees through the date of the

 

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judgment of approximately $0.5 million, for a total of approximately $8.6 million. On June 15, 2006, Blockbuster appealed the judgment to the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas County, Texas. On August 12, 2008, the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas County, Texas reversed the before-referenced judgment of the trial court and rendered judgment for Blockbuster and awarded Blockbuster damages of $2.5 million in costs and attorney’s fees. Plaintiffs asked the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas County, Texas to reconsider their granting of this judgment. On November 6, 2008, the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas County, Texas overruled Plaintiffs’ request for reconsideration. On January 21, 2009, Plaintiffs filed a petition for review with the Texas Supreme Court of the before-referenced judgment for Blockbuster by the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas County, Texas. On May 7, 2009, plaintiffs and Blockbuster filed a joint motion to dismiss with prejudice and the trial court set aside its April 5, 2006 judgment for plaintiffs and dismissed the case with prejudice.

Blockbuster was a defendant in 12 lawsuits filed by customers in nine states and the District of Columbia between November 1999 and April 2001. These putative class action lawsuits alleged common law and statutory claims for fraud and deceptive practices and/or unlawful business practices regarding our extended viewing fee policies for customers who chose to keep rental product beyond the initial rental term. Some of the cases also alleged that these policies imposed unlawful penalties and resulted in unjust enrichment. In January 2002, the 136th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas entered a final judgment approving a national class settlement (the “Scott settlement”). Under the approved settlement, we paid $9.25 million in plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees during the first quarter of 2005 and made certificates available to class members for rentals and discounts through November 2005. One additional extended viewing fee case in the United States is inactive and subject to dismissal pursuant to the Scott settlement. In addition, there is one case, filed on February 18, 1999 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Chancery Division, Cohen v. Blockbuster, not completely resolved by the Scott settlement. Marc Cohen, Uwe Stueckrad, Marc Perper and Denita Sanders assert common law and statutory claims for fraud and deceptive practices, unjust enrichment and unlawful penalties regarding Blockbuster’s extended viewing fee policies. Such claims were brought against Blockbuster, individually and on behalf of all entities doing business as Blockbuster or Blockbuster Video. Plaintiffs seek relief on behalf of themselves and other plaintiff class members including actual damages, attorneys’ fees and injunctive relief. By order dated April 27, 2004, the Cohen trial court certified plaintiff classes for U.S. residents who incurred extended viewing fees and/or purchased unreturned videos between February 18, 1994 and December 31, 2004, and who were not part of the Scott settlement or who do not have a Blockbuster membership with an arbitration clause. In the same order, the trial court certified a defendant class comprised of all entities that have done business in the United States as Blockbuster or Blockbuster Video since February 18, 1994. On August 15, 2005, the trial court denied Blockbuster’s motion to reconsider the trial court’s certification of plaintiff classes. On September 26, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court remanded the trial court’s decision to certify plaintiff classes back to the trial court for reconsideration of our motion to decertify plaintiff classes. Plaintiffs did not petition the Illinois Supreme Court for leave to appeal. On March 14, 2008, upon reconsideration the trial court granted Blockbuster’s motion to decertify plaintiff classes and decertified both plaintiff and defendant classes. We believe the plaintiffs’ position in Cohen is without merit and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves in the lawsuit. In addition, two putative class action lawsuits are pending against Blockbuster in Canada. William Robert Hazell filed an action in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on August 24, 2001 against Viacom Entertainment Canada Inc., Viacom, Blockbuster Canada Inc. and Blockbuster. The case asserts claims for unconscionability, violations of the trade practices act, breach of contract and high handed conduct. The relief sought includes actual damages, disgorgement, and exemplary and punitive damages. Douglas R. Hedley filed an action in the Court of Queen’s Bench, Judicial Centre of Regina, in Saskatchewan on July 19, 2002. The case asserts claims of unconscionability, unjust enrichment, misrepresentation and deception, and seeks recovery of actual damages of $3 million, disgorgement, declaratory relief, punitive and exemplary damages of $1 million and attorneys’ fees. We believe the plaintiffs’ positions in all of these cases are without merit and, if necessary, intend to vigorously defend ourselves.

 

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Blockbuster is a defendant in one remaining lawsuit arising out of our “no late fees” program. On March 4, 2005, Beth Creighton filed a putative class action in the Circuit Court of Multnomah County, Oregon alleging that Blockbuster’s “no late fees” program violates Oregon’s consumer protection statutes prohibiting deceptive and misleading business practices. The suit alleges fraud and unjust enrichment and seeks equitable and injunctive relief. Blockbuster removed the case to the United States District Court of Oregon. We believe that this claim still pending is without merit and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves.

On August 3, 2006, Beverly Pfeffer filed a putative class action complaint under Delaware corporate fiduciary laws against Sumner M. Redstone, George S. Abrams, David R. Andelman, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., William S. Cohen, Philippe P. Dauman, Alan C. Greenberg, Jan Leschly, Shari Redstone, Frederic V. Salerno, William Schwartz, Patty Stonesifer and Robert D. Walter in the Court of Chancery of New Castle County, Delaware. On January 12, 2007, plaintiff filed an amended class action complaint and asserted additional claims under Delaware corporate fiduciary laws against National Amusements, Inc., John F. Antioco, Richard J. Bressler, Jackie M. Clegg, Michael D. Fricklas, Linda Griego, John L. Muething and CBS Corp. (f.k.a. Viacom Inc.). The amended class action complaint purports to be filed on behalf of all former Viacom stockholders who tendered their Viacom stock in exchange for common shares of Blockbuster stock as part of the Blockbuster split-off exchange offer commenced on September 8, 2004 and completed on October 5, 2004, and all Blockbuster shareholders at the time a special dividend was declared by the Blockbuster Board of Directors in connection with the Blockbuster split-off exchange offer in June 2004. Plaintiff claimed that the above-named defendants breached their fiduciary duties in violation of Delaware corporate fiduciary laws and, as a result, plaintiff sought declaratory relief, compensatory damages, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, court costs and expenses, expert witness fees and attorneys’ fees. On February 1, 2008, the Court of Chancery granted the above-named defendants’ motions to dismiss and dismissed all of plaintiff’s claims with prejudice. On February 28, 2008, plaintiff Pfeffer filed her notice of appeal of the Court of Chancery’s dismissal. On April 14, 2008, plaintiff Pfeffer withdrew her notice of appeal of the Court of Chancery’s dismissal as it applied to defendants John F. Antioco, Jackie M. Clegg, Linda Griego, and John L. Muething. On January 23, 2009, the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware affirmed the Court of Chancery’s dismissal, dismissing plaintiff Pfeffer’s claims against the remaining above-named defendants.

Blockbuster is a defendant in two lawsuits arising out of the Blockbuster and Facebook websites. On April 9, 2008, Cathryn Elaine Harris filed a putative class action complaint under the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. On June 3, 2008, plaintiff Harris filed her first amended class action complaint adding Mario Herrera and Maryam Hosseiny as additional named plaintiffs. Plaintiffs are purporting to act on behalf of every individual who has ever been a member of Facebook and Blockbuster online during the same time period since November 6, 2007, whose name, and/or address, or a title, description, or subject matter of any video tapes or other audio visual materials that were rented, sold or delivered to each individual were distributed to third parties by Blockbuster without the informed written consent of such individuals obtained at the time the disclosure was made. Plaintiffs claim Blockbuster violated the VPPA when we knowingly distributed plaintiffs video tape rental and sales records to Facebook, a third party, without plaintiffs consent at the time of the disclosure. Plaintiffs seek class certification, statutory damages, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, and injunctive relief. On December 30, 2008, the trial court granted Blockbuster’s amended motion to transfer venue and transferred the lawsuit to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. We believe that the claims are without merit and intend to vigorously defend ourselves in the lawsuit. On August 12, 2008, Sean Lane, Mohannaed Sheikha, Sean Martin, Ali Sammour, Mohammaed Zidan, Sara Karrow, Colby Henson, Denton Hunker, Firas Sheikha, Hassen Sheikha, Linda Stewart, Tina Tran, Matthew Smith, Erica Parnell, John Conway, Austin Muhs, Phillip Huerta, Alicia Hunker, and Megan Lynn Hancock (a minor, through her parent Rebecca Holey) filed a putative class action complaint under the VPPA, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), the Computer Fraud

 

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and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and California’s Computer Crime Law in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Plaintiffs assert claims against Facebook, Inc., Blockbuster Inc., Fandango, Inc., Hotwire, Inc., STA Travel, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., Zappos.com, Inc., Gamefly, Inc., and John Does 1-40, corporations. Plaintiffs are purporting to act on behalf of every Facebook member who visited one or more of Facebook’s affiliates’ websites and engaged in activities that triggered the Facebook affiliates’ websites to communicate with Facebook regarding the activity from November 6, 2007 to December 5, 2007. Plaintiffs claim Blockbuster violated the VPPA, ECPA, and CFAA by allegedly violating the plaintiffs’ privacy through their activities on the Blockbuster and Facebook websites. Plaintiffs seek class certification, injunctive and equitable relief, statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs. Plaintiffs have stipulated that Blockbuster is not required to respond to the pending complaint at this time. We believe that the claims are without merit and should it become necessary, we intend to vigorously defend ourselves.

Blockbuster is subject to various other legal proceedings in the course of conducting our business, including our business as a franchisor. Although we believe that these proceedings are not likely to result in judgments that will have a material adverse effect on our business, we cannot predict the impact of future developments affecting our outstanding claims and litigation.

Note 6—Segment Information

We operate our business in two reportable business segments: Domestic and International. Segments have been identified based on how management makes operating decisions, assesses performance and allocates resources. Management reviews asset information on a global basis, not by segment.

The Domestic segment is comprised of all U.S. store operations and by-mail subscription service operations in addition to the digital delivery of movies through blockbuster.com. The International segment is comprised of all non-U.S. store operations, including operations in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Asia.

 

     Domestic
Segment
   International
Segment
   Unallocated
Corporate
    Total

Thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009

          

Revenues

   $ 806.2    $ 316.0    $ —       $ 1,122.2

Operating income (loss)

     60.8      10.7      (21.4 )     50.1

Depreciation and intangible amortization

     25.6      7.8      1.4       34.8

Net capital expenditures

     6.0      1.3      1.2       8.5

Thirteen weeks ended April 6, 2008

          

Revenues

   $ 956.8    $ 437.3    $ —       $ 1,394.1

Operating income (loss)

     84.1      21.9      (35.8 )     70.2

Depreciation and intangible amortization

     26.0      11.3      2.6       39.9

Net capital expenditures

     15.7      2.4      1.8       19.9

Note 7—Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements

Our Senior Subordinated Notes were issued by Blockbuster Inc., which conducts the majority of our domestic operations. All domestic subsidiaries have provided, on a senior subordinated basis, a joint and several guarantee of the Senior Subordinated Notes. Our domestic subsidiaries consist primarily of our distribution center. There are no significant restrictions on the parent company’s ability to obtain funds from any of the guarantor subsidiaries in the form of a dividend or loan. The notes are not guaranteed by our foreign subsidiaries. Additional information regarding our Senior Subordinated Notes is included in Note 2 above.

 

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Blockbuster Inc. and its non-guarantor subsidiaries are parties to various intercompany agreements, which affect the amount of operating expenses reported in the following condensed consolidating statements of operations and corresponding amounts in the condensed consolidating balance sheets and condensed consolidating statements of cash flows. Among other things, management fees are charged to the non-guarantor subsidiaries relating to the use of tradenames, information systems and other corporate overhead. An allocation of corporate overhead expenses has also been made to our guarantor subsidiaries. These intercompany amounts are eliminated in consolidation.

We file a consolidated U.S. federal income tax return. All income taxes are allocated in accordance with our tax matters agreement with Viacom.

The following financial information presents condensed consolidating statements of operations, balance sheets and statements of cash flows for Blockbuster Inc., all guarantor subsidiaries, all non-guarantor subsidiaries and the eliminations necessary to arrive at the information for Blockbuster on a consolidated basis. The information has been presented as if Blockbuster Inc. accounted for its ownership of the guarantor and non-guarantor subsidiaries using the equity method of accounting.

 

     Statement of Operations for the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 5, 2009  
     Blockbuster
Inc.
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
Blockbuster Inc.
 

Revenues:

          

Rental revenues

   $ 682.8     $ —       $ 177.9     $ —       $ 860.7  

Merchandise sales

     118.2       —         137.3       —         255.5  

Other revenues

     12.8       17.5       0.5       (24.8 )     6.0  
                                        
     813.8       17.5       315.7       (24.8 )     1,122.2  
                                        

Cost of sales:

          

Cost of rental revenues

     257.6       —         56.6       —         314.2  

Cost of merchandise sold

     114.6       —         102.7       —         217.3  
                                        
     372.2       —         159.3       —         531.5  
                                        

Gross profit

     441.6       17.5       156.4       (24.8 )     590.7  
                                        

Operating expenses:

          

General and administrative

     362.2       17.6       138.4       (24.8 )     493.4  

Advertising

     6.7       —         5.7       —         12.4  

Depreciation and intangible amortization

     27.0       —         7.8       —         34.8  
                                        
     395.9       17.6       151.9       (24.8 )     540.6  
                                        

Operating income (loss)

     45.7       (0.1 )     4.5       —         50.1  

Interest (expense) income, net

     (18.0 )     —         0.8       —         (17.2 )

Other items, net

     (1.4 )     —         1.8       —         0.4  
                                        

Income (loss) before income taxes

     26.3       (0.1 )     7.1       —         33.3  

Provision for income taxes

     (2.1 )     —         (3.5 )     —         (5.6 )

Equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies, net of tax

     3.5       —         —         (3.5 )     —    
                                        

Net income (loss)

   $ 27.7     $ (0.1 )   $ 3.6     $ (3.5 )   $ 27.7  
                                        

 

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     Statement of Operations for the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 6, 2008  
     Blockbuster
Inc.
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
Blockbuster Inc.
 

Revenues:

          

Rental revenues

   $ 825.4     $ —       $ 250.9     $ —       $ 1,076.3  

Merchandise sales

     125.1       —         184.7       —         309.8  

Other revenues

     18.4       21.1       0.9       (32.4 )     8.0  
                                        
     968.9       21.1       436.5       (32.4 )     1,394.1  
                                        

Cost of sales:

          

Cost of rental revenues

     336.6       —         73.9       —         410.5  

Cost of merchandise sold

     100.7       —         141.2       —         241.9  
                                        
     437.3       —         215.1       —         652.4  
                                        

Gross profit

     531.6       21.1       221.4       (32.4 )     741.7  
                                        

Operating expenses:

          

General and administrative

     425.7       21.2       186.6       (32.4 )     601.1  

Advertising

     19.0       —         11.5       —         30.5  

Depreciation and intangible amortization

     28.6       —         11.3       —         39.9  
                                        
     473.3       21.2       209.4       (32.4 )     671.5  
                                        

Operating income (loss)

     58.3       (0.1 )     12.0       —         70.2  

Interest (expense) income, net

     (19.4 )       1.3       —         (18.1 )

Other items, net

     0.5       —         (0.1 )     —         0.4  
                                        

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

     39.4       (0.1 )     13.2       —         52.5  

Provision for income taxes

     (0.9 )     —         (5.9 )     —         (6.8 )

Equity in income (loss) of affiliated companies, net of tax

     6.9       —         —         (6.9 )     —    
                                        

Income (loss) from continuing operations

     45.4       (0.1 )     7.3       (6.9 )     45.7  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

     —         (0.2 )     (0.1 )     —         (0.3 )
                                        

Net income (loss)

   $ 45.4     $ (0.3 )   $ 7.2     $ (6.9 )   $ 45.4  
                                        

 

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     Balance Sheet as of April 5, 2009
     Blockbuster
Inc.
   Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   Eliminations     Consolidated
Blockbuster Inc.

Assets

            

Current assets:

            

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 71.8    $ 0.3     $ 34.9    $ —       $ 107.0

Receivables, net

     46.0      —         22.8      —         68.8

Intercompany receivables

     —        3.7       65.4      (69.1 )     —  

Merchandise inventories

     195.8      —         143.3      —         339.1

Rental library, net

     269.4      —         84.0      —         353.4

Deferred income taxes

     —        —         11.7      —         11.7

Prepaid and other current assets

     142.6      —         33.3      —         175.9
                                    

Total current assets

     725.6      4.0       395.4      (69.1 )     1,055.9

Property and equipment, net

     290.4      —         86.1      —         376.5

Deferred income taxes

     103.2      —         14.8      —         118.0

Investment in subsidiaries

     421.8      —         —        (421.8 )     —  

Intangibles, net

     10.2      —         0.9      —         11.1

Goodwill

     232.1      —         106.0      —         338.1

Other assets

     32.1      —         1.7      —         33.8
                                    
   $ 1,815.4    $ 4.0     $ 604.9    $ (490.9 )   $ 1,933.4
                                    

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

            

Current liabilities:

            

Accounts payable

   $ 161.0    $ 4.3     $ 75.0    $ —       $ 240.3

Intercompany payables

     69.1      —         —        (69.1 )     —  

Accrued expenses

     312.0      0.4       80.0      —         392.4

Current portion of long-term debt

     273.4      —         —        —         273.4

Current portion of capital lease obligations

     7.5      —         0.3      —         7.8

Deferred income taxes

     103.2      —         14.6      —         117.8
                                    

Total current liabilities

     926.2      4.7       169.9      (69.1 )     1,031.7

Long-term debt, less current portion

     575.3      —         —        —         575.3

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

     24.7      —         —        —         24.7

Other liabilities

     49.8      —         12.5      —         62.3
                                    
     1,576.0      4.7       182.4      (69.1 )     1,694.0

Total stockholders’ equity

     239.4      (0.7 )     422.5      (421.8 )     239.4
                                    
   $ 1,815.4    $ 4.0     $ 604.9    $ (490.9 )   $ 1,933.4
                                    

 

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     Balance Sheet as of January 4, 2009
     Blockbuster Inc.    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   Eliminations     Consolidated
Blockbuster Inc.

Assets

            

Current assets:

            

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 92.5    $ 0.1     $ 62.3    $ —       $ 154.9

Receivables, net

     84.6      —         32.5      —         117.1

Intercompany receivables

     —        4.9       66.8      (71.7 )     —  

Merchandise inventories

     257.6      —         175.2      —         432.8

Rental library, net

     272.7      —         83.1      —         355.8

Deferred income taxes

     —        —         13.4      —         13.4

Prepaid and other current assets

     145.7      —         38.9      —         184.6
                                    

Total current assets

     853.1      5.0       472.2      (71.7 )     1,258.6

Property and equipment, net

     312.4      —         93.6      —         406.0

Deferred income taxes

     111.2      —         13.1      —         124.3

Investment in subsidiaries

     425.4      —         —        (425.4 )     —  

Intangibles, net

     10.7      —         0.8      —         11.5

Goodwill

     231.9      —         106.2      —         338.1

Other assets

     14.2      —         1.8      —         16.0
                                    
   $ 1,958.9    $ 5.0     $ 687.7    $ (497.1 )   $ 2,154.5
                                    

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

            

Current liabilities:

            

Accounts payable

   $ 283.6    $ 5.5     $ 138.2    $ —       $ 427.3

Intercompany payables

     71.7      —         —        (71.7 )     —  

Accrued expenses

     397.4      0.2       96.2      —         493.8

Current portion of long-term debt

     198.0      —         —        —         198.0

Current portion of capital lease obligations

     8.4      —         0.1      —         8.5

Deferred income taxes

     111.2      —         14.6      —         125.8
                                    

Total current liabilities

     1,070.3      5.7       249.1      (71.7 )     1,253.4

Long-term debt, less current portion

     583.0      —         —        —         583.0

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

     28.3      —         —        —         28.3

Other liabilities

     63.0      —         12.5      —         75.5
                                    
     1,744.6      5.7       261.6      (71.7 )     1,940.2

Total stockholders’ equity

     214.3      (0.7 )     426.1      (425.4 )     214.3
                                    
   $ 1,958.9    $ 5.0     $ 687.7    $ (497.1 )   $ 2,154.5
                                    

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

(Tabular dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

     Statement of Cash Flows for Thirteen Weeks Ended April 5, 2009  
     Blockbuster Inc.     Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations    Consolidated
Blockbuster Inc.
 

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

   $ (58.3 )   $ 0.2    $ (29.1 )   $ —      $ (87.2 )
                                      

Investing activities:

            

Capital expenditures

     (7.2 )     —        (1.3 )     —        (8.5 )

Proceeds from insurance recoveries

     0.4       —        —         —        0.4  
                                      

Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities

     (6.8 )     —        (1.3 )     —        (8.1 )
                                      

Financing activities:

            

Proceeds from credit agreement

     110.0       —        —         —        110.0  

Repayments on credit agreement

     (42.3 )     —        —         —        (42.3 )

Cash dividends

     (2.8 )     —        —         —        (2.8 )

Debt financing costs

     (13.9 )     —        —         —        (13.9 )

Capital lease payments

     (2.3 )     —        —         —        (2.3 )

Intercompany loans

     (4.3 )     —        4.3       —        —    
                                      

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

     44.4       —        4.3       —        48.7  
                              

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     —         —        (1.3 )     —        (1.3 )
                                      

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (20.7 )     0.2      (27.4 )     —        (47.9 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     92.5       0.1      62.3       —        154.9  
                                      

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 71.8     $ 0.3    $ 34.9     $ —      $ 107.0  
                                      

 

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BLOCKBUSTER INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

(Tabular dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

     Statement of Cash Flows for Thirteen Weeks Ended April 6, 2008  
     Blockbuster Inc.     Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations    Consolidated
Blockbuster Inc.
 

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

   $ 11.9     $ 0.1    $ (31.5 )   $ —      $ (19.5 )
                                      

Investing activities:

            

Capital expenditures

     (17.5 )     —        (2.4 )     —        (19.9 )
                                      

Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities

     (17.5 )     —        (2.4 )     —        (19.9 )
                                      

Financing activities:

            

Proceeds from credit agreement

     20.0       —        —         —        20.0  

Repayments on credit agreement

     (23.8 )     —        —         —        (23.8 )

Cash dividends

     (2.8 )     —        —         —        (2.8 )

Capital lease payments

     (2.5 )     —        —         —        (2.5 )

Intercompany loans

     3.5       —        (3.5 )     —        —    
                                      

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

     (5.6 )     —        (3.5 )     —        (9.1 )
                                      

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     —         —        1.6       —        1.6  
                                      

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (11.2 )     0.1      (35.8 )     —        (46.9 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     65.7       0.2      118.7       —        184.6  
                                      

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 54.5     $ 0.3    $ 82.9     $ —      $ 137.7  
                                      

 

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Item 2. Managements’ Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

(Tabular Dollars in Millions)

Overview

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of in-home rental and retail movie and game entertainment, with over 7,200 stores in the United States, its territories and 20 other countries as of April 5, 2009. We also offer rental and retail movie entertainment through the Internet and by mail in the United States.

While the overall media entertainment industry has remained stable over the past few years, it has experienced a channel shift primarily driven by the emergence of new methods of distribution. Recognizing that shift, we have broadened our focus beyond DVD rental to providing convenient access to media entertainment across five channels of distribution:

 

   

in-store,

 

   

by mail,

 

   

vending and kiosks,

 

   

online, and

 

   

at home (direct to the TV).

2009 Strategic Objectives

Stores—We will focus on pricing and improved customer focus:

 

   

introduce new terms pricing (“Choose Your Terms”) to provide customers with value and choices;

 

   

restructure studio contracts to improve product availability;

 

   

enhance customer loyalty for members through introduction of new benefits that will reward them as they shop in store, online and through digital downloads; and

 

   

continue to benefit from Blu-ray growth.

By-Mail—We will optimize our by-mail distribution channel by:

 

   

enhancing our product offering with by-mail game rentals;

 

   

continuing to rent Blu-Ray disks at the same price as DVDs; and

 

   

benefitting from new multi-channel marketing efforts.

Vending—We will pursue this distribution channel through:

 

   

the deployment of up to 10,000 kiosks within the next 12 to 18 months through an alliance with NCR; and

 

   

adding retail product and games to our vending offering.

Digital—We will expand our digital presence through:

 

   

strategic alliances with consumer electronics device manufacturers and infrastructure providers;

 

   

expansion of our digital library; and

 

   

improvements to our blockbuster.com website.

 

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Continued cost reductions and other financial initiatives—We intend to further reduce annualized overhead costs by more than $200 million through the elimination of staffing and operational redundancies in our in-store, online and corporate support structure as well as through operational improvements. Our primary focus has been on cost reductions through:

 

   

outsourcing;

 

   

lease renegotiations to generate significant reductions in future store occupancy costs;

 

   

the closure of less profitable stores; and

 

   

the ongoing pursuit of the sale and licensing of our international assets.

Key Financial Points for the Thirteen Weeks Ended April 5, 2009

 

   

Same-store revenues decreased 9.6%.

 

   

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased by $125.8 million or 19.9%.

 

   

The worldwide economic downturn continued to negatively impact our results of operations.

 

   

Negotiated our amended credit facility, which was funded on May 11, 2009.

Outlook

We completed the funding of the $250 million amended and extended credit facility in May 2009. Our new financing, combined with our cost savings initiatives and additional cash availability, provides sufficient liquidity to continue our business transformation. Key elements of this strategy include ongoing efforts to improve our in-stock availability and secure strategic alliances that leverage our strong brand, while also launching a new advertising campaign that promotes our unique multi-channel customer offering. Looking forward, we believe these actions will allow us to deliver solid operating results and improve our financial position through the substantial reduction of debt.

We also expect to continue facing the challenges of a depressed economy and the fragmentation of the media entertainment industry. Our current fiscal 2009 plan contemplates that worldwide same-store revenues will be lower than what we experienced in 2008. We believe that the actions we have taken to reduce costs and diversify our product offerings will help mitigate these challenges. However, there can be no assurances that conditions currently affecting the worldwide economic environment and other macroeconomic factors that could influence consumer confidence and spending behavior will not further alter our strategic objectives.

 

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Results of Operations

Consolidated Results

The following table sets forth a summary of consolidated results of certain operating and other financial data.

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended  
     April 5,
2009
    April 6,
2008
 

Statement of Operations Data:

    

Revenues

   $ 1,122.2     $ 1,394.1  

Cost of sales

     531.5       652.4  
                

Gross profit

     590.7       741.7  

Operating expenses

     540.6       671.5  
                

Operating income (loss)

     50.1       70.2  

Interest expense

     (17.4 )     (19.2 )

Interest income

     0.2       1.1  

Other items, net

     0.4       0.4  
                

Income (loss) before income taxes

     33.3       52.5  

Provision for income taxes

     (5.6 )     (6.8 )
                

Income (loss) from continuing operations

     27.7       45.7  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

     —         (0.3 )
                

Net Income (loss)

   $ 27.7     $ 45.4  
                

Cash Flow Data:

    

Cash provided by (used for) operating activities

   $ (87.2 )   $ (19.5 )

Cash provided by (used for) investing activities

   $ (8.1 )   $ (19.9 )

Cash provided by (used for) financing activities

   $ 48.7     $ (9.1 )

Other Data:

    

Depreciation and intangible amortization

   $ 34.8     $ 39.9  

Margins:

    

Rental margin (1)

     63.5 %     61.9 %

Merchandise margin (2)

     15.0 %     21.9 %

Gross margin (3)

     52.6 %     53.2 %

Worldwide Data:

    

Same-store revenues increase (decrease) (4)

     (9.6 )%     1.4 %

Total stores at end of period

     7,267       7,719  

 

     Total Number    Avg Sq. Footage    Total Sq. Footage
          (in thousands)    (in thousands)

Real Estate Data at April 5, 2009:

        

Domestic

        

Company-operated stores

   3,826    5.5    21,171

Distribution centers

   39    N/A    1,121

Corporate / regional offices

   13    N/A    428

International

        

Company-operated stores

   1,916    3.1    5,912

Distribution centers

   7    N/A    190

Corporate / regional offices

   7    N/A    107

 

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(1) Rental gross profit (rental revenues less cost of rental revenues) as a percentage of rental revenues.

 

(2) Merchandise gross profit (merchandise sales less cost of merchandise sold) as a percentage of merchandise sales.

 

(3) Gross profit as a percentage of total revenues.

 

(4) A store is included in the same-store revenues calculation after it has been opened and operated by us for more than 52 weeks. An acquired store becomes part of the same-store base in the 53rd week after its acquisition and conversion. The percentage change is computed by comparing total net revenues for same-stores at the end of the applicable reporting period with total net revenues from these same-stores for the comparable period in the prior year. The same-store revenues calculation does not include the impact of foreign exchange or by-mail subscription revenue. The method of calculating same-store revenues varies across the retail industry; therefore, our method of calculating same-store revenues may not be the same as other retailers’ methods.

Segments

We operate our business in two reportable segments: Domestic and International. We identify segments based on how management makes operating decisions, assesses performance and allocates resources.

 

   

The Domestic segment is comprised of all U.S. store operations and by-mail subscription service operations in addition to the digital delivery of movies through blockbuster.com. As of April 5, 2009, we had 4,470 stores operating under the BLOCKBUSTER brand in the United States and its territories. Of these stores, 644 stores were operated through our franchisees.

 

 

 

The International segment is comprised of all non-U.S. store operations including operations in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Asia. As of April 5, 2009, we had 2,797 stores operating under the BLOCKBUSTER brand and other brand names owned by us located in 20 markets outside of the United States. Of these stores, 881 stores were operated through our franchisees. In the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, we operate under the XTRA-VISION® brand name due to its strong local brand awareness. In Canada, Italy, Mexico and Denmark, we also operate freestanding and store-in-store game locations under the GAME RUSH brand. During 2008, we sold our Chilean subsidiary coupled with a license agreement. The results for Chile have been included in continuing operations through the period in which it was sold.

The following table is a summary of operating income (loss) by business segment.

 

     Domestic
Segment
   International
Segment
   Unallocated /
Corporate
    Total

Statement of Operations Data:

          

Thirteen Weeks Ended April 5, 2009

          

Revenues

   $ 806.2    $ 316.0    $ —       $ 1,122.2

Cost of sales

     372.1      159.4      —         531.5
                            

Gross profit

     434.1      156.6      —         590.7

Operating expenses

     373.3      145.9      21.4       540.6
                            

Operating income (loss)

   $ 60.8    $ 10.7    $ (21.4 )   $ 50.1
                            

Thirteen Weeks Ended April 6, 2008

          

Revenues

   $ 956.8    $ 437.3    $ —       $ 1,394.1

Cost of sales

     437.2      215.2      —         652.4
                            

Gross profit

     519.6      222.1      —         741.7

Operating expenses

     435.5      200.2      35.8       671.5
                            

Operating income (loss)

   $ 84.1    $ 21.9    $ (35.8 )   $ 70.2
                            

 

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Thirteen Weeks Ended April 5, 2009 Compared with Thirteen Weeks Ended April 6, 2008

Domestic Segment. The following table is a summary of domestic results of operations.

 

    Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 5, 2009
    Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 6, 2008
    Increase/(Decrease)  
    Amount   Percent of
Revenue
    Amount   Percent of
Revenue
    Dollar     Percent  

Revenues:

           

Rental revenues:

           

Movies

  $ 516.2   64.1 %   $ 631.7   66.0 %   $ (115.5 )   (18.3 )%

Games

    54.3   6.7 %     54.6   5.7 %     (0.3 )   (0.5 )%

Previously rented product (“PRP”)

    112.2   13.9 %     139.1   14.5 %     (26.9 )   (19.3 )%
                                 

Total rental revenues

    682.7   84.7 %     825.4   86.2 %     (142.7 )   (17.3 )%
                                 

Merchandise sales:

           

Movies

    51.1   6.4 %     57.6   6.0 %     (6.5 )   (11.3 )%

Games

    22.0   2.7 %     20.0   2.1 %     2.0     10.0 %

General merchandise

    45.2   5.6 %     47.5   5.0 %     (2.3 )   (4.8 )%
                                 

Total merchandise sales

    118.3   14.7 %     125.1   13.1 %     (6.8 )   (5.4 )%
                                 

Royalties and other

    5.2   0.6 %     6.3   0.7 %     (1.1 )   (17.5 )%
                                 

Total revenues

    806.2   100.0 %     956.8   100.0 %     (150.6 )   (15.7 )%
                                 

Cost of sales:

           

Cost of rental revenues

    257.6   32.0 %     336.5   35.2 %     (78.9 )   (23.4 )%

Cost of merchandise sold

    114.5   14.2 %     100.7   10.5 %     13.8     13.7 %
                                 
    372.1   46.2 %     437.2   45.7 %     (65.1 )   (14.9 )%
                                 

Gross profit

    434.1   53.8 %     519.6   54.3 %     (85.5 )   (16.5 )%
                                 

Operating expenses:

           

General and administrative:

           

Stores

    304.8   37.8 %     345.2   36.1 %     (40.4 )   (11.7 )%

Corporate and field

    36.2   4.5 %     45.3   4.7 %     (9.1 )   (20.1 )%
                                 

Total general and administrative

    341.0   42.3 %     390.5   40.8 %     (49.5 )   (12.7 )%
                                 

Advertising

    6.7   0.8 %     19.0   2.0 %     (12.3 )   (64.7 )%

Depreciation and intangible amortization

    25.6   3.2 %     26.0   2.7 %     (0.4 )   (1.5 )%
                                 
    373.3   46.3 %     435.5   45.5 %     (62.2 )   (14.3 )%
                                 

Operating income (loss)

  $ 60.8   7.5 %   $ 84.1   8.8 %   $ (23.3 )   (27.7 )%
                                 

Margins:

           

Rental margin

  $ 425.1   62.3 %   $ 488.9   59.2 %   $ (63.8 )   (13.0 )%

Merchandise margin

  $ 3.8   3.2 %   $ 24.4   19.5 %   $ (20.6 )   (84.4 )%

Gross margin

  $ 434.1   53.8 %   $ 519.6   54.3 %   $ (85.5 )   (16.5 )%

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 5, 2009
 

Same-store revenues increase/(decrease)

  

Store only:

  

Rental revenues

   (12.3 )%

Merchandise revenues

   (3.1 )%

Total revenues

   (10.9 )%

 

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DomesticRental revenues

 

   

Rental revenues decreased mainly as a result of:

 

   

an $80.7 million decrease in same-store revenues, driven by lower copy depth and weak title slate, which includes an approximately $32 million favorable impact of price increases;

 

   

a $36 million decrease in by-mail revenues driven by a 28% average decline in by-mail subscribers, which was more than offset by related cost reductions described below under “Domestic—Gross profit;” and

 

   

a decline in company-operated stores of 137, or 3.5%, due primarily to the continued selective closure of less profitable stores.

 

   

Although we expect our same-store comparable sales will be lower in 2009 than in 2008, we believe that our initiatives to simplify pricing terms, improve customer service, obtain exclusive content and innovatively merchandise our product offerings will help at least partially offset this trend.

DomesticMerchandise sales

 

   

Merchandise sales decreased due to:

 

   

a 9.0% decline in same-store DVD sales resulting from weak theatrical titles and reduced store traffic;

 

   

the decline in company-operated stores of 137, or 3.5%, discussed above;

 

   

offset by a 12.7% increase in same-store game sales from the national roll-out of games to all domestic stores in 2008.

DomesticGross profit

 

   

Rental gross profit decreased due to the decrease in rental revenues, offset by:

 

 

 

reduced estimated costs for our by-mail offering of $41 million, primarily related to 35% fewer by mail rentals and 41% fewer free in-store exchanges for BLOCKBUSTER Total Access® (“Total Access”) subscribers; and

 

   

favorable nonrecurring contractual settlements with vendors of $3.3 million.

 

   

Merchandise gross profit decreased due to:

 

   

obsolesence adjustments of $16.7 million for second quarter 2009 price reductions on game inventory for aggressive clearance of older games titles;

 

   

a weak title slate; and

 

   

the decrease in revenues discussed above.

DomesticOperating expenses

 

   

Store general and administrative expense decreased mainly due to our focus on cost-savings measures, which include reducing store labor hours, renegotiating leases and closing less profitable stores, leading to decreased occupancy costs and store labor costs over the prior year.

 

   

Corporate and field general and administrative expense, which includes expenses incurred at the field and regional levels for store operations along with our by-mail offering, decreased due primarily to our cost-savings measures.

 

   

Advertising expense, which includes by-mail subscriber acquisition costs, decreased $12.3 million primarily as a result of our conservative capital management plan.

 

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International Segment. The following table is a summary of international results of operations.

 

     Thirteen Weeks
Ended April 5, 2009
    Thirteen Weeks
Ended April 6, 2008
    Increase/(Decrease)  
     Amount    Percent of
Revenue
    Amount    Percent of
Revenue
    Dollar     Percent  

Revenues:

              

Rental revenues:

              

Movies

   $ 137.2    43.3 %   $ 199.8    45.7 %   $ (62.6 )   (31.3 )%

Games

     12.8    4.1 %     15.6    3.6 %     (2.8 )   (17.9 )%

Previously rented product (“PRP”)

     28.0    8.9 %     35.5    8.1 %     (7.5 )   (21.1 )%
                                    

Total rental revenues

     178.0    56.3 %     250.9    57.4 %     (72.9 )   (29.1 )%
                                    

Merchandise sales:

              

Movies

     38.5    12.1 %     48.5    11.1 %     (10.0 )   (20.6 )%

Games

     66.9    21.2 %     92.4    21.1 %     (25.5 )   (27.6 )%

General merchandise

     31.8    10.1 %     43.8    10.0 %     (12.0 )   (27.4 )%
                                    

Total merchandise sales

     137.2    43.4 %     184.7    42.2 %     (47.5 )   (25.7 )%
                                    

Royalties and other

     0.8    0.3 %     1.7    0.4 %     (0.9 )   (52.9 )%
                                    

Total revenues

     316.0    100.0 %     437.3    100.0 %     (121.3 )   (27.7 )%
                                    

Cost of sales:

              

Cost of rental revenues

     56.6    17.9 %     74.0    16.9 %     (17.4 )   (23.5 )%

Cost of merchandise sold

     102.8    32.5 %     141.2    32.3 %     (38.4 )   (27.2 )%
                                    
     159.4    50.4 %     215.2    49.2 %     (55.8 )   (25.9 )%
                                    

Gross profit

     156.6    49.6 %     222.1    50.8 %     (65.5 )   (29.5 )%
                                    

Operating expenses:

              

General and administrative

     132.4    41.9 %     177.4    40.6 %     (45.0 )   (25.4 )%

Advertising

     5.7    1.8 %     11.5    2.6 %     (5.8 )   (50.4 )%

Depreciation and intangible amortization

     7.8    2.5 %     11.3    2.6 %     (3.5 )   (31.0 )%
                                    
     145.9    46.2 %     200.2    45.8 %     (54.3 )   (27.1 )%
                                    

Operating income (loss)

   $ 10.7    3.4 %   $ 21.9    5.0 %   $ (11.2 )   (51.1 )%
                                    

Margins:

              

Rental margin

   $ 121.4    68.2 %   $ 176.9    70.5 %   $ (55.5 )   (31.4 )%

Merchandise margin

   $ 34.4    25.1 %   $ 43.5    23.6 %   $ (9.1 )   (20.9 )%

Gross margin

   $ 156.6    49.6 %   $ 222.1    50.8 %   $ (65.5 )   (29.5 )%

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 5, 2009
 

Same-store revenues increase/(decrease) (1)

  

Rental revenues

   (8.4 )%

Merchandise revenues

   (4.2 )%

Total revenues

   (6.7 )%

 

(1) Changes in international same-store revenues do not include the impact of foreign exchange.

InternationalRental revenues

 

   

We experienced an unfavorable foreign currency exchange impact of $45.9 million, primarily due to currency fluctuations in the United Kingdom and Canada.

 

   

Same-store movie rental revenues decreased 11.2% due to:

 

   

decreased traffic in the economic downturn; and

 

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the timing of the Easter holiday, which was in the first quarter of 2008 but will be included in the second quarter of our 2009 results.

 

   

Our store count has decreased by 125 stores, or 6.1%.

InternationalMerchandise sales

 

   

We experienced an unfavorable foreign currency exchange impact of $35.1 million, primarily due to currency fluctuations in the United Kingdom and Canada.

 

   

Same-store sales decreased due to decreased store traffic in the economic downturn. The United Kingdom and Ireland drove the decline, partially offset by increases in our other markets.

 

   

Same-store game sales decreased 6.3%.

 

   

Same-store general merchandise sales decreased 6.3%.

 

   

Same-store movie sales increased 1.4%.

 

   

Our store count has decreased by 125 stores, or 6.1%.

InternationalGross profit

 

   

We experienced an unfavorable foreign currency exchange impact of $40.3 million, primarily due to currency fluctuations in the United Kingdom and Canada.

 

   

Total gross profit declined due primarily to the decrease in revenues discussed above.

InternationalOperating expenses

 

   

We experienced a favorable foreign currency exchange impact of $36.4 million, primarily due to currency fluctuations in the United Kingdom and Canada.

 

   

The decrease in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to:

 

   

a decrease in compensation expense of $8.3 million, excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange; and

 

   

$33.1 million of the favorable foreign currency exchange impact discussed above.

 

   

Advertising expense decreased $4.3 million, excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange, due to our focus on reducing costs.

 

   

Depreciation and intangible amortization expense decreased $1.6 million, excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange, due primarily to the lower store count discussed above.

Unallocated Corporate. The following table is a summary of corporate operating expenses that are not allocated to either business segment.

 

     Thirteen Weeks Ended    Increase/(Decrease)  
     April 5,
2009
   April 6,
2008
   Dollar     Percent  

General and administrative

   $ 20.0    $ 33.2    $ (13.2 )   (39.8 )%

Depreciation and intangible amortization

     1.4      2.6      (1.2 )   (46.2 )%
                        

Operating expenses

   $ 21.4    $ 35.8    $ (14.4 )   (40.2 )%
                        

Operating expenses decreased primarily due to:

 

   

a reduction in general and administrative expense due to:

 

   

the settlement of a $12.6 million future liability for $5 million, which resulted in a $7.6 million release of liabilities;

 

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a $5.5 million or 31.6% decrease in corporate compensation expense, related primarily to cost savings measures of $2.9 million and reduced stock compensation of $2.5 million; and

 

   

a $2.7 million reduction in professional fees; and

 

   

a reduction of depreciation expense due to certain assets becoming fully depreciated.

Additional Consolidated Results.

 

   

Interest expense decreased primarily due to lower average interest rates offset by increased average outstanding loan balances.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

General

We generate cash from operations predominantly from the rental and retail sale of movies and games, and most of our revenue is received in cash and cash equivalents. Working capital requirements, including rental library purchases and normal capital expenditures, are generally funded with cash from operations.

As discussed in greater detail below under “Capital Structure,” on April 2, 2009, we amended our revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility to include commitments from certain of our lenders and certain new lenders to (a) replace the existing revolving credit facility with a $250 million revolving credit facility with a maturity date of September 30, 2010, and (b) amend certain financial covenants, other covenants and other terms in our existing revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility. On May 11, 2009, we closed and funded the amended revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility. This amended facility and our other indebtedness may impact our business by, among other things:

 

   

limiting our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business and the industry in which we operate, including limiting our ability to invest in certain strategic initiatives, consequently placing us at a competitive disadvantage to our competitors;

 

   

requiring that a substantial portion of our cash flows from operations be used for debt service payments on our amended revolving credit facility beginning December 2009 through September 2010, thereby reducing the availability of cash flows to fund working capital requirements including inventory purchases, capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate purposes; and

 

   

making us vulnerable to deterioration in our results of operations and to general adverse economic, market or industry conditions which could impact our ability to make our debt payments.

The amended credit facility provides us with sufficient capital to operate our business. However, if less expensive capital becomes available, we will be able to prepay the amended credit facility and replace it without penalties.

We were in compliance with the maximum leverage ratio covenant, required minimum fixed charge coverage ratio covenant, the maximum capital expenditure covenant and all other applicable covenants, as of April 5, 2009 and we expect to remain in compliance under the amended credit facility discussed below. We also expect cash on hand, cash from operations and borrowings under our amended credit facility described below to be sufficient to fund the anticipated cash requirements for working capital purposes including rental library purchases as well as commitments and payments of principal and interest on borrowings for at least the next twelve months. However, there can be no assurance regarding these matters given the current state of the global economy, which continues to negatively impact our ability to accurately forecast our results of operations and cash position. There remains a risk that we may not have adequate liquidity to fund our operations if we do not meet our projected financial results. Our current 2009 plan contemplates that worldwide same-store revenues will

 

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be lower than what we experienced in 2008. Further deterioration would negatively impact our anticipated revenues and cash flows. Additionally, if our trade creditors were to impose unfavorable terms on us, it would negatively impact our ability to obtain products and services on acceptable terms and operate our business.

If we are unable to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to service our indebtedness and remain in compliance with our financial covenants, we would be in default under one or more of our debt agreements, which if not cured or waived, could result in the acceleration of all of our debt due to cross-default provisions contained in such agreements and in certain of our leases. In such event, we would be required to search for alternative sources of liquidity to refinance the debt, which may not be available to us on acceptable terms, if at all. Our ability to obtain alternative financing would likely be adversely affected because substantially all of our assets have been secured as collateral for our existing debt and because our financial results, substantial indebtedness and credit ratings could each adversely affect the availability and terms of any such financing. If we were unable to repay our debt upon acceleration, we could be forced to file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In addition, as discussed above, our financing arrangements are relatively short-term in nature, and our amended credit facility requires significant amortization payments beginning in December 2009. As a result, we will continue to face financing pressures.

In order to reduce our exposure to liquidity risks, we have embarked on a cash management strategy to enhance and preserve as much of our liquidity as possible. This plan contemplates us, among other things:

 

   

reducing our capital expenditures by eliminating, delaying or curtailing discretionary and non-essential spending;

 

   

aggressively pursuing options for the divestiture of certain non-core assets, including selling and/or licensing some of our international operations;

 

   

managing our working capital through the optimization of inventory levels;

 

   

continuing to renegotiate leases to generate significant reductions in future store occupancy costs;

 

   

reducing expenditures on consultants and professional service providers;

 

   

restructuring and reengineering our organization and processes to reduce our operating costs and increase efficiency;

 

   

working to further reduce our obligations in connection with the provision of letters of credit;

 

   

exploring our options with respect to borrowing against unpledged assets in certain international markets;

 

   

exploring the availability of issuing additional equity securities; and

 

   

considering making future payments of preferred stock dividends in-kind as opposed to in cash.

We cannot make assurances as to whether any of these actions can be effected on a timely basis, on satisfactory terms or maintained once initiated, and if successful, our cash management strategy may limit certain of our operational and strategic initiatives designed to grow our business over the long term. For further discussion, see Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements.

Adverse future developments regarding our pending and any future legal proceedings and other contingencies may also have a material adverse impact on our liquidity and results of operations. See Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements for further discussion of these items.

 

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Capital Structure

The following table sets forth the current portion of our long-term debt and capital lease obligations:

 

     April 5,
2009
   January 4,
2009

Credit Facilities:

     

Revolving credit facility, interest rate ranging from 4.7% to 5.9% at April 5, 2009

   $ 205.0    $ 120.0

Term A loan facility, interest rate of 5.8% at April 5, 2009

     10.0      18.6

Term B loan facility, interest rate ranging from 5.3% to 6.1% at April 5, 2009

     58.4      59.4
             

Total current portion of long-term debt

     273.4      198.0

Current portion of capital lease obligations

     7.8      8.5
             
   $ 281.2    $ 206.5
             

The following table sets forth our long-term debt and capital lease obligations, less current portion:

 

     April 5,
2009
   January 4,
2009

Credit Facilities:

     

Term B loan facility, interest rate ranging from 5.3% to 6.1% at April 5, 2009

   $ 275.3    $ 283.0

Senior Subordinated Notes, interest rate of 9.0% at April 5, 2009

     300.0      300.0
             

Total long-term debt, less current portion

     575.3      583.0

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

     24.7      28.3
             
   $ 600.0    $ 611.3
             

As of April 5, 2009, $205.0 million was outstanding under our revolving credit facility (“revolver”) and $343.7 million was outstanding under the term loan portions of our credit facilities. The available borrowing capacity under the revolver, excluding the $75.0 million reserved for issuance of letters of credit provided for Viacom Inc. (“Viacom”), and $44.6 million reserved to support other letters of credit, totaled $0.4 million at April 5, 2009. Borrowings under the credit facilities accrue interest at a rate equal to either the London Inter Bank Offering Rate (“LIBOR”) plus an applicable margin or the prime rate or the federal funds rate plus applicable margins. The applicable margins vary based on the borrowing and specified leverage ratios. The weighted-average interest rate at April 5, 2009 for borrowings under the credit facilities was 5.5%. As of April 5, 2009, commitment fees are charged at an annual rate of 0.375% on the unused portion of the revolver, and participation and fronting fees are also incurred on letters of credit.

The Term A Loan Facility is payable in quarterly installments of 3.75% of the original principal balance from October 2005 through July 2008, and 13.75% of the original principal balance beginning October 2008 through August 2009. The Term B Loan Facility is payable in quarterly installments of 0.25% of the original principal balance from October 2005 through July 2008, 2.5% of the original principal balance beginning October 2008 through July 2010 and 19.25% of the original principal balance beginning October 2010 through August 2011. The term loans are subject to mandatory prepayments from a portion of proceeds from asset sales and excess cash flow. The scheduled principal payments for the Term A and B loan facilities have and will continue to be adjusted to reflect any prepayments resulting from excess cash flow we generated as discussed below.

Beginning with fiscal 2005, we were required to make prepayments on the Credit Facilities in an aggregate amount equal to 50% of annual excess cash flow, as defined by the amended and restated credit agreement. Such payments are due at the end of the first quarter of the following year. In fiscal 2008, we generated excess cash flow, as defined by our credit agreement, and made a prepayment of $25.1 million on April 6, 2009, which was classified as “Current portion of long-term debt” on our Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 5, 2009.

 

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Additionally, we were required to make prepayments on the Credit Facilities related to sales of store operations and property and equipment, as defined by the amended and restated credit agreement. There were no required prepayments related to sales of assets during the first quarter of 2009. We made a prepayment of $0.3 million during the first quarter of 2008.

As a result of a significant reduction in our gross leverage ratio determined by our results of operations for the period ended April 6, 2008, our borrowing rate decreased 50 basis points during the second quarter of 2008.

On August 14, 2008, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded our probability of default rating to Caa1 from B3 based on perceived refinancing challenges given current and anticipated market conditions and the general unavailability of capital on favorable terms. However, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the rating on our credit facility to B1 from B3 on the same date as a result of our operating improvements. As a result of the upgrade on our credit facility, our borrowing rate decreased 25 basis points during the third quarter of 2008. On April 13, 2009, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service downgraded our credit ratings to CCC+ from B in light of the pending maturities of our revolving credit facility and Term A loan facility in August 2009. As a result of the downgrade, our borrowing rate increased 25 basis points effective April 13, 2009. Any further downgrade in our credit ratings could further affect our ability to access capital in the future upon acceptable terms and conditions.

See Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements for additional information.

Canadian Credit Facility

On May 8, 2009, Blockbuster Canada Co. (“BB Canada”) signed a credit facility with Callidus Capital Corporation (the “Lender”), a privately-held Canadian lender (the “Canadian Credit Facility”), subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. BB Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blockbuster Canada Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blockbuster Inc.

The Canadian Credit Facility provides for a single advance non-revolving loan in the amount of CAN $25 million (the “Facility A Loan”) and, at the Lender’s discretion, a single advance non-revolving loan in the amount of CAN $10 million (the “Facility B Loan,” and together with the Facility A Loan, the “Loans”) and is secured by substantially all of the assets of BB Canada. Proceeds of the Loan are to be used for general corporate purposes. The Canadian Credit Facility matures on the earlier of September 30, 2010 or the date the Amended Revolver (as defined under “Amended Credit Facility,” below) terminates.

The Canadian Credit Facility closed on May 8, 2009, and the full amount of the Facility A Loan was advanced on May 11, 2009 into a controlled disbursement account out of which disbursements are made by the Lender from time to time to BB Canada in amounts calculated in accordance with a formula set forth in the Canadian Credit Facility. BB Canada may request the Facility B Loan advance at any time after the 60th day following the Facility A Loan advance, and funding of the Facility B Loan is subject to the Lender’s discretion. If funded, proceeds of the Facility B Loan are to be advanced into a controlled disbursement account to be disbursed in the manner provided for the Facility A Loan proceeds. The formula for disbursing Proceeds is based upon a borrowing base of “Eligible Inventory” defined in the Canadian Credit Facility. Outstanding Loan amounts bear interest at 18% per annum.

We have paid or will pay the following fees in connection with the Canadian Credit Facility:

 

   

a non-refundable facility fee of CAN $250,000 paid upon execution of the Canadian Credit Facility;

 

   

a non-refundable facility fee equal to 1% of the amount of the Facility B Loan advance, paid upon funding of the Facility B Loan;

 

   

a monthly maintenance and monitoring fee of CAN $1,750 for each month or partial month until the Loan is repaid in full; and

 

   

a fee of CAN $200,000 if the Loan is prepaid on or before November 8, 2009 or CAN $100,000 if the Loan is prepaid after November 8, 2009 but before September 20, 2010.

 

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In connection with the Canadian Credit Facility, BB Canada has agreed, among other things, to:

 

   

maintain specified minimum quarterly levels of EBITDA and equity, as defined in the Canadian Credit Facility;

 

   

deposit all funds received from all sources, with certain limited exceptions, into designated cash management accounts to be held by the Lender as cash collateral for the Loan and from which disbursements will be made by the Lender on a daily basis into BB Canada’s disbursement account for use as operating capital;

 

   

limit capital expenditures in any fiscal year in the aggregate to CAN $6 million; and

 

   

assign to the Lender for the term of the Loan as security under the Canadian Credit Facility rights to certain trademarks and other intellectual property, and information technology systems and services that BB Canada licenses from Blockbuster, Inc.

Amended Credit Facility

On April 2, 2009, we amended our revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility to include commitments from certain of our lenders and certain new lenders to (a) replace the existing revolving credit facility with a $250 million revolving credit facility with a maturity date of September 30, 2010 and (b) amend certain financial covenants, other covenants and other terms in our existing revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility. On May 11, 2009, we closed and funded the amended revolving credit facility, Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility. The $250 million amended revolving credit facility (the “Amended Revolver”) will mature on September 30, 2010, and will require that we make the following amortization payments prior to and on such date:

 

Date

   Amount of Payment

December 15, 2009

   $25,000,000

January 31, 2010

   $20,000,000

February 28, 2010

   $20,000,000

March 31, 2010

   $20,000,000

April 30, 2010

   $10,000,000

May 31, 2010

   $15,000,000

June 30, 2010

   $50,000,000

July 31, 2010

   $10,000,000

August 31, 2010

   $10,000,000

September 30, 2010

   any remaining

outstanding amounts

Up to $12.5 million in voluntary prepayments made prior to December 15, 2009 may be applied to the foregoing scheduled amortization payments in their direct order of maturity, and any remainder would be applied to the amounts due in the reverse order of maturity. These payments will require a substantial portion of our cash flows from operations, thereby reducing the availability of cash flows to fund working capital requirements, including inventory purchases, capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate purposes.

We will borrow the full availability under the Amended Revolver through the term thereof. Borrowings under the Amended Revolver will bear interest at an alternate base rate (with a floor of 4.5%) plus 9% or at LIBOR (with a floor of 3.5%) plus 10%, at our discretion, which interest payments will be due and payable monthly. Should we be in default of the credit agreement, a default rate of interest of an additional 300 basis points on amounts outstanding under the Amended Revolver, Term A and Term B loan facilities would also be payable.

In connection with the Amended Revolver, certain other provisions of our credit agreement have been amended as follows:

 

   

we will no longer be required to make prepayments on our term loan facilities upon sales, transfers or other dispositions of assets;

 

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we will no longer be subject to a mandatory available cash sweep;

 

   

we will be required to make certain prepayments on our revolving loans based on excess cash flow;

 

   

the letters of credit issued under our prior revolving credit facility will be continued and renewed when applicable and will be cash-collateralized, and we will be restricted with respect to the issuance of any new letters of credit;

 

   

to the extent cash collateral is released with respect to the letters of credit in an amount in excess of $52.5 million, we will be required to repay the revolving loans with such amounts, allocated to the amortization schedule in reverse order of maturity;

 

   

80% of the net proceeds of any foreign indebtedness incurred will be required to be used to repay the revolving loans, allocated to the amortization schedule in reverse order of maturity;

 

   

with respect to certain extraordinary receipts received (which do not include disposition proceeds or insurance or condemnation proceeds), we will be required to apply the net proceeds to repay the revolving loans, allocated to the amortization schedule in reverse order of maturity;

 

   

with respect to certain other indebtedness and equity offerings, we will be required to repay the revolving loans (x) with 75% of any net proceeds greater than $25 million and less than $50 million and (y) with 50% of any net proceeds greater than $50 million;

 

   

to the extent that the outstanding principal balance of the revolving loans on April 30, 2010 is in excess of $75 million, we will be required to pay a fee to the revolving lenders equal to the lesser of $5 million and 10% of such excess;

 

   

we will be permitted to enter into the sale and leaseback of our domestic store locations, provided that the fair market value of all property sold does not exceed $28 million, and after giving effect to such sale the Leverage Ratio does not exceed 2.50 to 1.00;

 

   

we will be restricted against paying dividends on our common stock until the revolving loans are paid in full;

 

   

we will be restricted from making additional investments in Foreign Subsidiaries in excess of $20 million;

 

   

we will be permitted to enter into certain intercompany affiliate transactions with non-loan parties on an arms’ length basis;

 

   

our Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio will be amended such that we will be required to maintain a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of not less than 1.25 to 1.00 for periods ending March 31, 2009 through January 3, 2010, and of not less than 1.30 to 1.00 for periods ending March 31, 2010 and thereafter;

 

   

our Leverage Ratio will be amended such that we will be required to maintain a maximum Leverage Ratio of 2.75 to 1.00, tested on a quarterly basis; and

 

   

we will be restricted from making capital expenditures (a) in excess of $30 million in the 2009 fiscal year, (b) in excess of $40 million in the 2010 fiscal year, plus up to $10 million of amounts unused in the 2009 fiscal year, and (c) in excess of $80 million in the 2011 fiscal year.

We will pay or have paid the following fees in connection with the amendment to our credit agreement and Amended Revolver:

 

   

an amendment fee of 25 basis points to all consenting term lenders;

 

   

a commitment fee of up to 2% to certain of the lenders who provided early commitments to fund the Amended Revolver (the “specified lenders”);

 

   

a funding fee of 8.0% to the specified lenders funding the Amended Revolver, and a funding fee of 11.25% to the other lenders funding the Amended Revolver, which is payable at closing;

 

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an exit fee of 3% on all repayments under the Amended Revolver; and

 

   

a work fee of $250,000, which has been paid and credited toward the deposit and other expenses.

The following table reflects the net proceeds from the funding of the Canadian Credit Facility and the Amended Revolver:

 

Proceeds from Canadian Credit Facility *

   $ 21.4  

Pay fees on Canadian Credit Facility *

     (0.2 )

Proceeds from Amended Revolver

     250.0  

Pay pre-amendment revolver balance

     (205.0 )

Pay fees on amended credit facility

     (24.3 )
        

Net proceeds from funding

   $ 41.9  
        

 

* Converted to US Dollars based on the May 11, 2009 exchange rate

In addition, we used $118.3 million of our previous cash balances, cash from operations and net proceeds from funding to cash-collateralize our letter of credit requirements on May 11, 2009.

The following table sets forth our required restricted cash balance and long-term debt position immediately after the funding of the Canadian Credit Facility and the Amended Revolver:

 

     May 12,
2009

Restricted cash

   $ 118.3

Current portion of long-term debt

  

Credit facilities:

  

Amended Revolver

   $ 95.0

Term A loan facility

     8.7

Term B loan facility

     34.6
      

Total current portion of long-term debt

     138.3

Long-term less current portion

  

Credit facilities:

  

Amended Revolver

     155.0

Canadian Credit Facility *

     21.4

Term B loan facility

     275.3

Senior Subordinated Notes

     300.0
      

Total long-term debt, less current portion

     751.7
      

Total long-term debt

   $ 890.0
      

 

* Converted to US Dollars based on the May 11, 2009 exchange rate

 

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The following table sets forth our principal borrowings (payments) on long-term debt by quarter:

 

     Prior
Revolving
Credit
Facility
    Amended
Revolver
    Term A
Loan
Facility
    Term B
Loan
Facility
    Canadian
Credit
Facility *
    Senior
Subordinated
Notes
    Total
Payments
Due
 

Fiscal 2009:

              

Second quarter (pre-funding)

   $ —       $ —       $ (1.3 )   $ (23.8 )   $ —       $ —       $ (25.1 )

Second quarter (post-funding)

     (205.0 )     250.0       —         (8.6 )     21.4       —         57.8  

Third quarter

     —         —         (8.7 )     (8.7 )     —         —         (17.4 )

Fourth quarter

     —         (25.0 )     —         (8.7 )     —         —         (33.7 )
                                                        
   $ (205.0 )   $ 225.0     $ (10.0 )   $ (49.8 )   $ 21.4     $ —       $ (18.4 )
                                                        

Fiscal 2010:

              

First quarter

   $ —       $ (60.0 )   $ —       $ (8.7 )   $ —       $ —       $ (68.7 )

Second quarter

     —         (75.0 )     —         (8.7 )     —         —         (83.7 )

Third quarter

     —         (90.0 )     —         (66.6 )     (21.4 )     —         (178.0 )

Fourth quarter

     —         —         —         (66.6 )     —         —         (66.6 )
                                                        
   $ —       $ (225.0 )   $ —       $ (150.6 )   $ (21.4 )   $ —       $ (397.0 )
                                                        

Fiscal 2011:

              

First quarter

   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ (66.6 )   $ —       $ —       $ (66.6 )

Second quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    

Third quarter

     —         —         —         (66.7 )     —         —         (66.7 )

Fourth quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    
                                                        
   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ (133.3 )   $ —       $ —       $ (133.3 )
                                                        

Fiscal 2012:

              

First quarter

   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —    

Second quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    

Third quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         (300.0 )     (300.0 )

Fourth quarter

     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    
                                                        
   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ (300.0 )   $ (300.0 )
                                                        

 

* Converted to US Dollars based on the May 11, 2009 exchange rate

Consolidated Cash Flows

Operating Activities. Net cash flows from operating activities decreased $67.7 million to $87.2 million of cash used for operating activities in the first quarter of 2009 from $19.5 million of cash used for operating activities in the first quarter of 2008.

 

   

Net income adjusted for non-cash items decreased $95.4 million.

 

   

Payables and accrued liabilities balances decreased $202.2 million.

 

   

Rumors of a liquidity situation caused us to aggressively pay our vendor balances well in advance of required due dates.

 

   

Liabilities related to our revenue sharing agreements decreased due to seasonality, a shift in our product buys to traditional purchases and weak title slate in the first quarter.

 

   

These reductions were offset by a $140.5 million decrease in our merchandise inventories balance and a $76.0 million decrease in rental library purchases.

 

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Investing Activities. Net cash flows from investing activities increased $11.8 million to $8.1 million of cash used for investing activities in the first quarter of 2009 from $19.9 million used for investing activities in the first quarter of 2008, due mainly to a decrease in capital expenditures.

Financing Activities. Net cash flows from financing activities increased $57.8 million to $48.7 million of cash provided by financing activities in the first quarter of 2009 from $9.1 million of cash used for financing activities in the first quarter of 2008. This change was primarily due to:

 

   

a $71.5 million increase of net proceeds from debt under our credit facilities;

 

   

partially offset by debt financing costs of $13.9 million related to our amended credit facility discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements.

Other Information

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements for a discussion of recently issued accounting pronouncements.

Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements may also be included from time to time in our other public filings, press releases, our website and oral and written presentations by management. Specific forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and include, without limitation, words such as “may,” “will,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “estimates,” “projects,” “targets,” “seeks,” “could,” “intends,” “foresees” or the negative of such terms or other variations on such terms or comparable terminology. Similarly, statements that describe our strategies, initiatives, objectives, plans or goals are forward-looking.

These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current intent, belief, expectations, estimates and projections regarding our company and our industry. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that are difficult to predict and that could cause actual results to vary materially from what is expressed in or indicated by such forward-looking statements. In that event, our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity could be materially adversely affected and investors in our securities could lose part or all of their investments. These risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors include, among others:

 

  (i) our debt service obligations could have an adverse impact on our earnings and cash flows for as long as the indebtedness is outstanding, and we may not have sufficient cash flows from operating activities, cash on hand and available borrowings under our credit facilities to service our indebtedness;

 

  (ii) whether, despite the amended credit facility having been fully funded on the terms contemplated, we will have sufficient liquidity to finance the ongoing obligations of our business;

 

  (iii) our ability to generate cash from operations or to secure replacement financing on acceptable terms and conditions upon maturity of the amended credit facility in September 2010 sufficient to allow us to continue to finance our business obligations as they become due;

 

  (iv) our ability to comply with operating and financial restrictions and covenants in our debt agreements;

 

  (v) our ability under our cash management plan to effect on a timely basis initiatives to eliminate or reduce certain expenses and maintain such initiatives so as to enable us to continue to satisfy our capital requirements;

 

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  (vi) past and potential future downgrades in our debt ratings may adversely affect our cost of borrowing and related margins, liquidity, competitive position and access to capital markets;

 

  (vii) the volatility and decline in our stock price;

 

  (viii) vendor determinations relating to pricing, distribution and payment terms of their product and our ability to reach agreements with service, product and content providers on favorable commercial terms, including on such matters as copy depth and uses of product;

 

  (ix) overall industry performance, current and anticipated economic conditions, and the accuracy of our estimates and judgments regarding trends impacting the home video industry;

 

  (x) the variability in consumer appeal of the movie titles and games software released for rental and sale and the effect of game platform cycles;

 

  (xi) consumer appeal of our existing and planned product and service offerings, and the related impact of competitor pricing and product and service offerings;

 

  (xii) our ability to respond to changing consumer preferences, including with respect to new technologies and alternative methods of content delivery, and to effectively adjust our product mix, service offerings and marketing and merchandising initiatives if and as necessary;

 

  (xiii) the impact of changes in our consumer rental terms, including our subscription rental offers;

 

  (xiv) our ability to selectively develop and maintain strategic alliances for products and services that meet and anticipate advances in technology, market trends and consumer preferences; and

 

  (xv) other factors, as described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the detailed factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 4, 2009.

Readers of this report are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because, while we believe the assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Further, the forward-looking statements included in this report and those included from time to time in our other public filings, press releases, our website and oral and written presentations by management are only made as of the respective dates thereof, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement in this report or in other documents, our website or oral statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We are exposed to various market risks including interest rates on our debt and foreign exchange rates, and we monitor these risks throughout the normal course of business. Significant fluctuations in our interest rates or foreign exchange rates could cause us to adjust our financing and operating strategies to mitigate these risks. As of April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008, we did not have any interest rate or foreign exchange hedging instruments in place.

Interest Rate Risk

Our primary exposure to interest rate risk results from outstanding borrowings under our credit agreement. Interest rates for the credit agreement are based on LIBOR plus an applicable margin or the prime rate or the federal funds rate plus applicable margins, at our option at the time of borrowing. The applicable margins vary based on the borrowing and specified leverage ratios. Our borrowings under the credit agreement totaled $548.7 million as of April 5, 2009, and the weighted-average interest rate for these borrowings was 5.5%. Our vulnerability to changes in LIBOR or other applicable rates could result in material changes to our interest

 

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expense, as a one percentage point increase or decrease in LIBOR or the other applicable rates would have a $5.6 million impact on our interest expense annually. In addition, a change in our gross leverage ratio, which could be driven by a change in our debt balance or our income, could result in an increase or decrease in the applicable margins on our Term A loan facility and Term B loan facility and revolving credit facility, thereby impacting our annual interest expense.

Foreign Exchange Risk

Operating in international markets involves exposure to movements in currency exchange rates. Currency exchange rate movements typically also reflect economic growth, inflation, interest rates, government actions and other factors. As currency exchange rates fluctuate, translation of the statements of operations of our international businesses into U.S. dollars may affect year-over-year comparability and could cause us to adjust our financing and operating strategies. Revenues and operating income would have increased by $81.3 million and $3.9 million, respectively, for the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 if foreign exchange rates for the quarter had been consistent with exchange rates in the prior year.

Our operations outside the United States, mainly in Europe and Canada, constituted 28.2% and 31.4% of our total revenues for the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 and April 6, 2008, respectively. Consequently, we have foreign exchange rate exposure to movements in exchange rates primarily for the British Pound, the Euro and the Canadian Dollar.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) designed to provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) rules and forms, and that this information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. It should be noted that, because of inherent limitations, our disclosure controls and procedures, however well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, and not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met.

In connection with the preparation of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as required by Rule 13a-15(b) of the Exchange Act), as of April 5, 2009. Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Exchange Act) were effective to provide reasonable assurance as of April 5, 2009.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the thirteen weeks ended April 5, 2009 that has materially affected, or is likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

Information regarding our material legal proceedings is set forth in Note 5 to our consolidated financial statements, “Commitments and Contingencies,” in Item 1 of Part I of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which information is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

The Exhibit Index on page 49 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q lists the exhibits that are filed or furnished, as applicable, as part of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

BLOCKBUSTER INC.

By:

 

/s/    Thomas M. Casey        

 

Thomas M. Casey

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer

(on behalf of the Registrant and in his

capacity as principal financial officer)

Date: May 14, 2009

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

We are incorporating certain exhibits listed below by reference from other Blockbuster filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which we have identified in parentheses after each applicable exhibit.

Charter Documents

 

3.1    Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Blockbuster Inc. (see Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on October 8, 2004).
3.2    Certificate of Amendment of Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Blockbuster Inc. (see Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on May 10, 2007).
3.3    Amended and Restated Bylaws of Blockbuster Inc. (see Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on October 8, 2004).
3.4    Amendment to Amended and Restated Bylaws of Blockbuster Inc. (see Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on May 10, 2007).

Instruments Defining Rights of Security Holders

 

4.1    Specimen Class A Common Stock Certificate of Blockbuster Inc. (see Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 1999, filed on November 15, 1999).
4.2    Specimen Class B Common Stock Certificate of Blockbuster Inc. (see Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2004, filed on August 9, 2004).
4.3    Indenture, dated August 20, 2004, among Blockbuster Inc., the subsidiary guarantors named on the signature pages thereto and The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as trustee, with respect to the 9% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 (see Amendment No. 2 to Registration Statement on Form S-4 (333-116617), as amended, filed on