Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Reports Results for 2017 First Quarter

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San Antonio, Texas - May 4, 2017 -  Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. 

“In the first quarter, we continued to deliver on our strategic initiatives at our Americas and International outdoor businesses,” said Bob Pittman, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. “Around the world, we are investing in building out our digital networks, winning and renewing contracts, and expanding our data-rich, analytics capabilities and automated ad-buying solutions for our marketing partners.” 

Rich Bressler, Chief Financial Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., said: “Consolidated revenues, operating income and OIBDAN declined in the first quarter.  Adjusting for divestitures and foreign exchange, however, our revenues increased.  We remain focused on balancing financial discipline with investments to grow our businesses.” 

Key Financial Highlights

The Company’s key financial highlights for the first quarter of 2017 include:  

 

  • Consolidated revenue decreased 7.5%. Consolidated revenue increased 1.7%, after adjusting for a $12.8 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and the $40.6 million impact of the sale of non-strategic markets and businesses. 
  • Americas revenues decreased $3.1 million, or 1.1%. Revenues increased .7 million, or 0.2%, after adjusting for a $1.4 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and a $5.2 million impact from the sale of nonstrategic markets. 
  • International revenues decreased $41.2 million, or 13.4%. Revenues increased $8.3 million, or 3.1%, after adjusting for a $14.2 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and a $35.4 million impact from the sale of our businesses in Turkey and Australia. 
  • Operating income decreased 92.6% to $21.6 million, primarily due to the net gain of $278.3 million on the sale of non-strategic outdoor markets in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the net gain of $28.6 million on the sale of our Americas Indianapolis market in the first quarter of 2017. 
  • OIBDAN decreased 27.1%. OIBDAN decreased 20.1%, excluding the impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and the impact of the sale of non-strategic markets and businesses. 

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with over 450,000 displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Reaching millions of people monthly, including consumers in 43 of the top 50 U.S. markets, Clear Channel Outdoor enables advertisers to engage with consumers through innovative advertising solutions. Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social platforms, and the company’s digital platform includes more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S. and more than 14,000 digital displays in international markets. More information is available at ClearChannelOutdoor.com and ClearChannelInternational.com.