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Regal Entertainment Group 10-Q 2014

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 10-Q
  2. Ex-31.1
  3. Ex-31.2
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  5. Ex-32
RGC-2014.6.26-10Q
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549 
______________________________________________________
FORM 10-Q
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 26, 2014
 
Commission file number: 001-31315
______________________________________________________ 
Regal Entertainment Group
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter) 
Delaware
 
02-0556934
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)
 
Identification No.)
 
 
 
7132 Regal Lane
 
 
Knoxville, TN
 
37918
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: 865-922-1123
 
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 o
 
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 x No o
 
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 the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one): 
Large accelerated filer x
 
Accelerated filer o
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 
Smaller reporting company o
(Do not check if a 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 o No x
 
Class A Common Stock—132,466,250 shares outstanding at July 31, 2014
 
Class B Common Stock—23,708,639 shares outstanding at July 31, 2014



TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in millions, except share data)
 
June 26, 2014
 
December 26, 2013
ASSETS
 

 
 

CURRENT ASSETS:
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
355.3

 
$
280.9

Trade and other receivables
54.3

 
122.8

Income tax receivable
17.9

 
6.6

Inventories
18.1

 
19.0

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
23.7

 
19.3

Deferred income tax asset
17.3

 
16.5

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
486.6

 
465.1

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT:
 

 
 

Land
138.7

 
139.0

Buildings and leasehold improvements
2,077.5

 
2,074.1

Equipment
974.0

 
948.5

Construction in progress
10.4

 
6.7

Total property and equipment
3,200.6

 
3,168.3

Accumulated depreciation and amortization
(1,750.1
)
 
(1,658.7
)
TOTAL PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET
1,450.5

 
1,509.6

GOODWILL
320.4

 
320.4

INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET
55.8

 
57.7

DEFERRED INCOME TAX ASSET
33.8

 
32.6

OTHER NON-CURRENT ASSETS
328.6

 
319.3

TOTAL ASSETS
$
2,675.7

 
$
2,704.7

LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT
 

 
 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 

 
 

Current portion of debt obligations
$
29.5

 
$
29.8

Accounts payable
162.1

 
170.2

Accrued expenses
73.3

 
86.6

Deferred revenue
171.0

 
181.8

Interest payable
24.5

 
38.0

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
460.4

 
506.4

LONG-TERM DEBT, LESS CURRENT PORTION
2,246.4

 
2,187.7

LEASE FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS, LESS CURRENT PORTION
74.8

 
80.2

CAPITAL LEASE OBLIGATIONS, LESS CURRENT PORTION
12.0

 
13.0

NON-CURRENT DEFERRED REVENUE
424.3

 
424.8

OTHER NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES
208.3

 
207.9

TOTAL LIABILITIES
3,426.2

 
3,420.0

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES


 


DEFICIT:
 

 
 

Class A common stock, $0.001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 132,466,452 and 132,120,854 shares issued and outstanding at June 26, 2014 and December 26, 2013, respectively
0.1

 
0.1

Class B common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized, 23,708,639 shares issued and outstanding at June 26, 2014 and December 26, 2013

 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

 

Additional paid-in capital (deficit)
(785.9
)
 
(782.9
)
Retained earnings
39.7

 
71.8

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net
(2.2
)
 
(2.4
)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT OF REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
(748.3
)
 
(713.4
)
Noncontrolling interest
(2.2
)
 
(1.9
)
TOTAL DEFICIT
(750.5
)
 
(715.3
)
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT
$
2,675.7

 
$
2,704.7


See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in millions, except share and per share data) 
 
Quarter Ended
June 26, 2014
 
Quarter Ended
June 27, 2013
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 26, 2014
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013
REVENUES:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Admissions
$
517.0

 
$
571.0

 
$
1,006.6

 
$
1,007.6

Concessions
212.3

 
227.7

 
413.0

 
399.5

Other operating revenues
41.0

 
43.6

 
77.6

 
78.0

TOTAL REVENUES
770.3

 
842.3

 
1,497.2

 
1,485.1

OPERATING EXPENSES:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Film rental and advertising costs
273.5

 
309.9

 
528.5

 
525.8

Cost of concessions
28.3

 
31.5

 
54.6

 
55.4

Rent expense
106.3

 
104.6

 
210.9

 
204.2

Other operating expenses
203.1

 
205.4

 
404.2

 
389.0

General and administrative expenses (including share-based compensation of $2.3 and $2.5 for the quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, respectively, and $4.2 and $4.8 for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, respectively)
18.3

 
19.6

 
36.9

 
37.6

Depreciation and amortization
51.0

 
51.0

 
102.4

 
98.2

Net loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets
4.0

 
3.2

 
3.6

 
0.6

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES
684.5

 
725.2

 
1,341.1

 
1,310.8

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS
85.8

 
117.1

 
156.1

 
174.3

OTHER EXPENSE (INCOME):
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interest expense, net
30.4

 
36.6

 
64.7

 
71.5

Loss on extinguishment of debt
10.5

 
30.7

 
62.4

 
30.7

Earnings recognized from NCM
(3.5
)
 
(4.4
)
 
(16.8
)
 
(14.2
)
Other, net
(7.8
)
 
(8.7
)
 
(11.0
)
 
(14.2
)
TOTAL OTHER EXPENSE, NET
29.6

 
54.2

 
99.3

 
73.8

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
56.2

 
62.9

 
56.8

 
100.5

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES
22.4

 
26.8

 
24.3

 
42.0

NET INCOME
33.8

 
36.1

 
32.5

 
58.5

NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTEREST, NET OF TAX

 

 
0.1

 
0.1

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTEREST
$
33.8

 
$
36.1

 
$
32.6

 
$
58.6

AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING (in thousands):
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
155,287

 
154,784

 
155,285

 
154,754

Diluted
156,217

 
155,628

 
156,196

 
155,581

EARNINGS PER SHARE OF CLASS A AND CLASS B COMMON STOCK (NOTE 9):
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
$
0.22

 
$
0.23

 
$
0.21

 
$
0.38

Diluted
$
0.22

 
$
0.23

 
$
0.21

 
$
0.38

DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE
$
0.22

 
$
0.21

 
$
0.44

 
$
0.42

 
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in millions)
 
 
Quarter Ended
June 26, 2014
 
Quarter Ended
June 27, 2013
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 26, 2014
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013
NET INCOME
$
33.8

 
$
36.1

 
$
32.5

 
$
58.5

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAX
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Change in fair value of interest rate swap transactions

 
1.1

 
0.3

 
2.0

Change in fair value of available for sale securities
0.3

 
0.4

 
1.2

 
2.0

Reclassification adjustment for gain on sale of available for sale securities recognized in net income
(0.5
)
 
(1.2
)
 
(0.6
)
 
(1.2
)
Change in fair value of equity method investee interest rate swap transactions
(0.5
)
 
1.5

 
(0.7
)
 
1.5

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAX
(0.7
)
 
1.8

 
0.2

 
4.3

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, NET OF TAX
33.1

 
37.9

 
32.7

 
62.8

Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of tax

 

 
0.1

 
0.1

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTEREST
$
33.1

 
$
37.9

 
$
32.8

 
$
62.9

 
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions)
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 26, 2014
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Net income
$
32.5

 
$
58.5

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
102.4

 
98.2

Amortization of debt discount and premium, net

 
(0.2
)
Amortization of debt acquisition costs
2.4

 
2.1

Share-based compensation expense
4.2

 
4.8

Deferred income tax (benefit) provision
(0.5
)
 
2.5

Net loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets
3.6

 
0.6

Equity in income of non-consolidated entities
(10.6
)
 
(13.2
)
Excess cash distribution on NCM shares
8.1

 
3.4

Loss on extinguishment of debt
62.4

 
30.7

Gain on sale of available for sale securities
(2.0
)
 
(2.6
)
Non-cash rent expense
(0.4
)
 
3.1

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisition:
 

 
 

Trade and other receivables
57.3

 
38.7

Inventories
1.0

 
0.7

Prepaid expenses and other assets
(3.9
)
 
(4.7
)
Accounts payable
1.3

 
42.0

Income taxes payable
(1.2
)
 
1.4

Deferred revenue
(17.1
)
 
(16.0
)
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
(26.6
)
 
6.6

NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES
212.9

 
256.6

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures
(57.5
)
 
(48.6
)
Proceeds from disposition of assets
1.7

 
4.1

Investment in non-consolidated entities
(1.1
)
 
(3.2
)
Distributions to partnership
(0.1
)
 
(0.1
)
Cash used for acquisition, net of cash acquired

 
(194.4
)
Change in other long-term assets
2.7

 

Proceeds from sale of available for sale securities
6.0

 
5.9

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES
(48.3
)
 
(236.3
)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Cash used to pay dividends
(69.9
)
 
(66.8
)
Payments on long-term obligations
(12.9
)
 
(11.8
)
Proceeds from stock option exercises
0.1

 
1.0

Cash paid for tax withholdings and other
(3.8
)
 
(3.3
)
Proceeds from issuance of Regal 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022
775.0

 

Cash used to repurchase Regal 91/8% Senior Notes
(336.3
)
 
(244.3
)
Cash used to repurchase Regal 85/8% Senior Notes
(428.0
)
 

Proceeds from issuance of Regal 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025

 
250.0

Proceeds from issuance of Regal 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023

 
250.0

Payment of debt acquisition costs
(14.4
)
 
(13.5
)
NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES
(90.2
)
 
161.3

NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
74.4

 
181.6

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
280.9

 
109.5

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD
$
355.3

 
$
291.1

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 

 
 

Cash paid for income taxes
$
36.6

 
$
52.4

Cash paid for interest
$
76.6

 
$
70.4

SUPPLEMENTAL NON-CASH INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 

 
 

Investment in NCM
$
5.9

 
$
33.8

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 26, 2014 AND JUNE 27, 2013
 
1. THE COMPANY AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
Regal Entertainment Group (the "Company," "Regal," "we" or "us") is the parent company of Regal Entertainment Holdings, Inc. ("REH"), which is the parent company of Regal Cinemas Corporation ("Regal Cinemas") and its subsidiaries. Regal Cinemas’ subsidiaries include Regal Cinemas, Inc. ("RCI") and its subsidiaries, which include Edwards Theatres, Inc. ("Edwards") and United Artists Theatre Company ("United Artists"). The terms Regal or the Company, REH, Regal Cinemas, RCI, Edwards and United Artists shall be deemed to include the respective subsidiaries of such entities when used in discussions included herein regarding the current operations or assets of such entities. Majority-owned subsidiaries that the Company controls are consolidated, while those affiliates of which the Company owns between 20% and 50% and does not control are accounted for under the equity method. Those affiliates of which the Company owns less than 20% are generally accounted for under the cost method, unless the Company is deemed to have the ability to exercise significant influence over the affiliate, in which case the Company would account for its investment under the equity method. The results of these subsidiaries and affiliates are included in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements effective with their formation or from their dates of acquisition. Intercompany balances and transactions are eliminated in consolidation.
 
Regal operates the largest theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,349 screens in 574 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of June 26, 2014. The Company formally operates on a 52-week fiscal year with each quarter generally consisting of 13 weeks, unless otherwise noted. The Company’s fiscal year ends on the first Thursday after December 25, which in certain years (such as fiscal 2014) results in a 53-week fiscal year. The quarters and two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013 were comprised of 13 and 26-week periods, respectively.
 
For a discussion of significant transactions that have occurred through December 26, 2013, please refer to the notes to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of our annual report on Form 10-K filed on February 24, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") (File No. 1-31315) for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2013 (the "2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements"). For a summary of our significant accounting policies, please refer to Note 2 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements.
  
The Company has prepared the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of June 26, 2014 and the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, and cash flows for the quarters and two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013 in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and the rules and regulations of the Commission. Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures typically included in an annual report have been condensed or omitted for this quarterly report. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly in all material respects the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for all periods presented have been made. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and the accompanying notes.  Actual results could differ from these estimates. The December 26, 2013 unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet information is derived from the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto. The results of operations for the quarter and two quarters ended June 26, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results that may be achieved for the full 2014 fiscal year.

2. INVESTMENTS
 
Investment in National CineMedia, LLC
 
We maintain an investment in National CineMedia, LLC ("National CineMedia" or "NCM").  National CineMedia concentrates on in-theatre advertising for its theatrical exhibition partners, which include us, AMC Entertainment, Inc. ("AMC") and Cinemark, Inc. ("Cinemark"). The formation of National CineMedia, related IPO of National CineMedia, Inc. ("NCM, Inc.") and other related transactions are further described in Note 4 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements. On May 5, 2014, NCM, Inc. announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Screenvision, LLC for $375 million, consisting of $225 million in cash and $150 million of NCM, Inc. common stock (9,900,990 shares at a fixed price of $15.15 per share).  Consummation of the transaction is subject to antitrust clearance and other customary closing conditions.


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We account for our investment in National CineMedia following the equity method of accounting and such investment is included as a component of "Other Non-Current Assets" in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. From time to time, the Company receives additional newly issued common units of National CineMedia ("Additional Investments Tranche") as a result of the adjustment provisions of the Common Unit Adjustment Agreement. The Company follows the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 323-10-35-29 (formerly EITF 2-18, Accounting for Subsequent Investments in an Investee after Suspension of Equity Loss Recognition) by analogy, which also refers to AICPA Technical Practice Aid 2220.14, which indicates that if a subsequent investment is made in an equity method investee that has experienced significant losses, the investor must determine if the subsequent investment constitutes funding of prior losses. The Company concluded that the construction or acquisition of new theatres that has led to the common unit adjustments included in its Additional Investments Tranche equates to making additional investments in National CineMedia. The Company evaluated the receipt of the additional common units in National CineMedia and the assets exchanged for these additional units and has determined that the right to use its incremental new screens would not be considered funding of prior losses. As such, the Additional Investments Tranche is accounted for separately from the Company’s Initial Investment Tranche (as defined and described more fully in Note 4 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements) following the equity method with undistributed equity earnings included as a component of "Earnings recognized from NCM" in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Below is a summary of activity with National CineMedia included in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014:
 
As of the period ended
 
For the period ended
 
Investment
in
NCM
 
Deferred
Revenue
 
Cash
Received
 
Earnings
recognized
from NCM
 
Other
NCM
Revenues
 
Balance as of and for the period ended December 26, 2013
$
158.5

 
$
(432.2
)
 
$

 
$

 
$

 
     Receipt of additional common units(1)
5.9

 
(5.9
)
 

 

 

 
     Receipt of excess cash distributions(2)
(4.5
)
 

 
12.1

 
(7.6
)
 

 
     Receipt under tax receivable agreement(2)
(3.6
)
 

 
11.2

 
(7.6
)
 

 
     Revenues earned under ESA(3)

 

 
7.1

 

 
(7.1
)
 
     Amortization of deferred revenue(4)

 
4.8

 

 

 
(4.8
)
 
     Equity loss attributable to additional common units(5)
1.6

 

 

 
(1.6
)
 

 
Balance as of and for the period ended June 26, 2014
$
157.9

 
$
(433.3
)
 
$
30.4

 
$
(16.8
)
 
$
(11.9
)
 
 ________________________________
(1)
On March 13, 2014, we received from National CineMedia approximately 0.4 million newly issued common units of National CineMedia in accordance with the annual adjustment provisions of the Common Unit Adjustment Agreement. The Company recorded the additional common units (Additional Investments Tranche) at fair value using the available closing stock price of NCM, Inc. as of the date on which the units were issued. With respect to the common units issued on March 13, 2014, the Company recorded an increase to its investment in National CineMedia of $5.9 million with a corresponding increase to deferred revenue. The deferred revenue is being amortized to advertising revenue over the remaining term of the exhibitor services agreement, between RCI and National CineMedia ("ESA") following the units of revenue method as described in (4) below. This transaction caused a proportionate increase in the Company's Initial Investment Tranche and Additional Investments Tranche and increased our ownership share in National CineMedia to 25.8 million common units. As a result, on a fully diluted basis, we own a 20.1% interest in NCM, Inc. as of June 26, 2014.

(2)
During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, the Company received $23.3 million and $15.8 million, respectively, in cash distributions from National CineMedia, exclusive of receipts for services performed under the ESA (including payments of $11.2 million and $4.6 million received under the tax receivable agreement described in Note 4 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company). Approximately $8.1 million and $3.4 million of these cash distributions received during the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, respectively, were attributable to the Additional Investments Tranche and were recognized as a reduction in our investment in National CineMedia. The remaining amounts were recognized in equity earnings during each of these periods and have been included as components of "Earnings recognized from NCM" in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

(3)
The Company recorded other revenues, excluding the amortization of deferred revenue, of approximately $7.1 million and $6.2 million for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, respectively, pertaining to our agreements with National CineMedia, including per patron and per digital screen theatre access fees (net of payments of $7.1 million and $7.6 million for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, for on-screen advertising time provided to our beverage concessionaire) and other NCM

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revenues. These advertising revenues are presented as a component of "Other operating revenues" in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

(4)
Amounts represent amortization of ESA modification fees received from NCM to advertising revenue utilizing the units of revenue amortization method. These advertising revenues are presented as a component of "Other operating revenues" in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

(5)
Amounts represent the Company’s share in the net loss of National CineMedia with respect to the Additional Investments Tranche. Such amounts have been included as a component of "Earnings recognized from NCM" in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

In addition, as of June 26, 2014, approximately $2.8 million and $1.6 million due from/to National CineMedia were included in "Trade and other receivables, net" and "Accounts payable," respectively. As of December 26, 2013, approximately $4.1 million and $2.0 million due from/to National CineMedia were included in "Trade and other receivables, net" and "Accounts payable," respectively.
 
Summarized unaudited consolidated statements of income information for National CineMedia for the quarters ended March 27, 2014 and March 28, 2013 is as follows (in millions): 
 
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2014
 
Quarter Ended
March 28, 2013
Revenues
$
70.2

 
$
82.2

Income from operations
12.8

 
21.6

Net income (loss)
(2.8
)
 
5.6

 
As of the date of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q (this "Form 10-Q"), no summarized financial information for National CineMedia was available for the quarterly period ended June 26, 2014.
 
Investment in Digital Cinema Implementation Partners
 
We maintain an investment in Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("DCIP").  DCIP is a joint venture company formed by Regal, AMC and Cinemark. Regal holds a 46.7% economic interest in DCIP as of June 26, 2014 and a one-third voting interest along with each of AMC and Cinemark. Since the Company does not have a controlling financial interest in DCIP or any of its subsidiaries, it accounts for its investment in DCIP under the equity method of accounting. The Company’s investment in DCIP is included as a component of "Other Non-Current Assets" in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets.  The change in the carrying amount of our investment in DCIP for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 is as follows (in millions): 
Balance as of December 26, 2013
$
101.6

     Equity contributions
0.7

     Equity in earnings of DCIP(1)
11.5

     Change in fair value of equity method investee interest rate swap transactions
(1.2
)
Balance as of June 26, 2014
$
112.6

 ________________________________
(1)
Represents the Company’s share of the net income of DCIP. Such amount is presented as a component of “Other, net” in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income.
 
DCIP funds the cost of conversion to digital projection principally through the collection of virtual print fees from motion picture studios and equipment lease payments from participating exhibitors, including us. In accordance with the master equipment lease agreement (the "Master Lease"), the digital projection systems are leased from Kasima, LLC under a twelve-year term with ten one-year fair value renewal options. The Master Lease also contains a fair value purchase option. On March 31, 2014, the junior capital raised by DCIP in the initial financing transactions was paid in full by DCIP. In connection with this repayment, the Master Lease was amended to eliminate the incremental minimum rent payment provision of $2,000 per digital projection system described more fully in Note 4 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements. DCIP incurred a loss on debt extinguishment of approximately $6.0 million as a result of the debt repayment and Regal recorded its pro rata share of such loss (approximately $2.8 million) during the quarter ended June 26, 2014 as a reduction of equity in earnings of DCIP. As a result of the amendment to the Master Lease, the Company's deferred rent balance associated with the incremental minimum rental payment of $2,000 per digital projection system is being amortized on a straight-line basis as a reduction of

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rent expense from the effective date of the amendment (March 31, 2014) through the end of the remaining lease term. As of June 26, 2014, under the Master Lease, the Company continues to pay annual minimum rent of $1,000 per digital projection system from the effective date of the original agreement through the end of the lease term. The Company considers the $1,000 minimum rental to be a minimum rental and accordingly records such rent on a straight-line basis in its consolidated financial statements. The Company is also subject to various types of other rent if such digital projection systems do not meet minimum performance requirements as outlined in the Master Lease. Certain of the other rent payments are subject to either a monthly or an annual maximum. The Company accounts for the Master Lease as an operating lease for accounting purposes. During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, the Company incurred total rent expense of approximately $5.0 million and $5.8 million, respectively, associated with the leased digital projection systems. Such rent expense is presented as a component of "other operating expenses" in the Company's unaudited consolidated statements of income.

Summarized unaudited consolidated statements of operations information for DCIP for the quarters and two quarters ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 is as follows (in millions): 
 
Quarter Ended
June 30, 2014
 
Quarter Ended
June 30, 2013
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 30, 2014
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 30, 2013
Net revenues
$
43.4

 
$
45.0

 
$
86.1

 
$
88.1

Income from operations
26.7

 
28.9

 
51.0

 
55.5

Net income
19.1

 
2.5

 
24.6

 
14.3


Investment in Open Road Films
 
We maintain an investment in Open Road Films, a film distribution company jointly owned by us and AMC.  The Company's cumulative cash investment in Open Road Films totaled $20.0 million as of June 26, 2014 and the Company may invest an additional $10.0 million in this joint venture. As a result of cumulative losses recorded in Open Road Films, the Company's investment in Open Road Films was reduced to a minimum carrying value of $(10.0) million as of March 27, 2014. Consistent with the accounting model provided by ASC 323-10-35-22, as of March 27, 2014, the Company has not provided for any additional losses of Open Road Films since it has not guaranteed obligations of Open Road Films and otherwise has not committed to provide further financial support for Open Road Films above its initial $30.0 million commitment. Accordingly, the Company discontinued equity method accounting for its investment in Open Road Films as of March 27, 2014. The amount of excess losses incurred through June 26, 2014 continued to be in excess of the Company's initial $30.0 million commitment by approximately $7.1 million.

The Company’s investment in Open Road Films is included as a component of "Other Non-Current Liabilities" in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets.  The change in the carrying amount of our investment in Open Road Films for the quarter ended June 26, 2014 is as follows (in millions): 
Balance as of December 26, 2013
$
(7.1
)
     Equity in loss attributable to Open Road Films(1)
(2.9
)
Balance as of June 26, 2014
$
(10.0
)
________________________________
(1)
Represents the Company’s recorded share of the net loss of Open Road Films. Such amount is presented as a component of “Other, net” in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income.
 
Summarized unaudited consolidated statements of operations information for Open Road Films for the quarters and two quarters ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 is as follows (in millions): 
 
Quarter Ended
June 30, 2014
 
Quarter Ended
June 30, 2013
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 30, 2014
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 30, 2013
Revenues
$
49.8

 
$
36.3

 
$
91.5

 
$
101.4

Income (loss) from operations
(1.6
)
 
22.5

 
(18.4
)
 
15.5

Net income (loss)
(2.1
)
 
21.8

 
(19.5
)
 
14.1


Investment in RealD, Inc.


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The Company also maintains an investment in RealD, Inc., an entity specializing in the licensing of 3D technologies. The Company accounts for its investment in RealD, Inc. as a marketable security.  The Company has determined that its RealD, Inc. shares are available for sale securities in accordance with ASC Topic 320-10-35-1, therefore unrealized holding gains and losses are reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) until realized.  On March 11, 2014 and June 5, 2014, the Company sold a total of 500,000 shares of RealD, Inc. as described further in Note 11—"Fair Value of Financial Instruments." In connection with the sales, the Company received approximately $6.0 million in aggregate net proceeds (after deducting related fees and expenses) and recorded a gain on sale of approximately $2.0 million. Such gain is presented as a component of “Other, net” in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014. The carrying value of the Company’s investment in RealD, Inc. as of June 26, 2014 was approximately $4.0 million. See Note 11—"Fair Value of Financial Instruments" for a discussion of fair value estimation methods and assumptions with respect to the Company’s investment in RealD, Inc. The Company has recorded this investment within "Other Non-Current Assets."

Investment in AC JV, LLC
On December 26, 2013, National CineMedia sold its Fathom Events business to AC JV, LLC (“AC JV”), a newly-formed Delaware limited liability company owned, directly and indirectly, 32% by each of RCI, AMC and Cinemark and 4% by National CineMedia. The Fathom Events business focuses on the marketing and distribution of live and pre-recorded entertainment programming to various theatre operators (including us, AMC and Cinemark) to provide additional programs to augment their feature film schedule and includes events such as live and pre-recorded concerts, opera and symphony, DVD product releases and marketing events, theatrical premieres, Broadway plays, live sporting events and other special events. In consideration for the sale, National CineMedia received a total of $25 million in promissory notes from RCI, Cinemark and AMC (one-third or approximately $8.3 million from each). The notes bear interest at 5.0% per annum. Interest and principal payments are due annually in six equal installments commencing on the first anniversary of the closing. National CineMedia recorded a gain of approximately $25.4 million in connection with the sale. The Company's proportionate share of such gain (approximately $1.9 million) was excluded from equity earnings in National CineMedia and recorded as a reduction in the Company's investment in AC JV. Since the Company does not have a controlling financial interest in AC JV, it accounts for its investment in AC JV under the equity method of accounting. The carrying value of the Company's investment in AC JV was approximately $7.3 million as of June 26, 2014.

3. ACQUISITIONS
 
Acquisition of Hollywood Theaters
 
On March 29, 2013, Regal completed the acquisition of Hollywood Theaters, whereby it acquired a total of 43 theatres with 513 screens for an aggregate net cash purchase price of $194.4 million. In addition, the Company assumed approximately $47.9 million of capital lease and lease financing obligations, and certain working capital. The cash portion of the purchase price included repayment of approximately $167.0 million of the sellers’ debt. The acquisition of Hollywood Theaters enhanced the Company’s presence in 16 states and 3 U.S. territories. The Company incurred approximately $3.0 million in transaction costs in connection with this transaction. The aggregate net cash purchase price was allocated to the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed for each of the respective theatre locations based on their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition using the acquisition method of accounting. The allocation of the purchase price is based on management's judgment after evaluating several factors, including an independent third party valuation. The results of operations of the acquired theatres have been included in the Company's consolidated financial statements for periods subsequent to the acquisition date.

The following is a summary of the final allocation of the aggregate net cash purchase price to the estimated fair values of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed that have been recognized by the Company in its consolidated balance sheet as of the date of acquisition (in millions):


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Current assets
$
8.7

Property and equipment
143.2

Favorable leases and other intangible assets
35.6

Goodwill
46.4

Deferred income tax asset
35.8

Other assets
0.2

Current liabilities
(14.2
)
Lease financing obligations
(40.4
)
Capital lease obligations
(7.5
)
Unfavorable leases
(10.7
)
Other liabilities
(2.7
)
Total purchase price
$
194.4


The transaction included the assumption of lease financing obligations associated with 14 acquired theatres and various capital lease obligations, which are presented in the Company's consolidated balance sheet as of June 26, 2014. Such obligations have a weighted average interest rate of approximately 10.7% and mature in various installments through December 2030. In addition, the transaction included the acquisition of favorable leases (approximately $34.4 million) and unfavorable leases (approximately $10.7 million), which are presented in the Company's consolidated balance sheet as a component of "Intangible Assets, net" and "Other Non-Current Liabilities," respectively. The weighted average amortization period for the favorable leases and the unfavorable leases are approximately 18 years and 15 years, respectively. Goodwill represents the excess purchase price over the amounts assigned to assets acquired, including intangible assets, and liabilities assumed and is not deductible for tax purposes.

4. DEBT OBLIGATIONS
 
Debt obligations at June 26, 2014 and December 26, 2013 consist of the following (in millions): 
 
June 26, 2014
 
December 26, 2013
Regal Cinemas Amended Senior Credit Facility
$
973.3

 
$
978.3

Regal 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022
775.0

 

Regal 91/8% Senior Notes, including premium

 
315.4

Regal Cinemas 85/8% Senior Notes, net of debt discount

 
394.6

Regal 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025
250.0

 
250.0

Regal 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023
250.0

 
250.0

Lease financing arrangements, weighted average interest rate of 11.08% as of June 26, 2014, maturing in various installments through November 2028
85.8

 
91.0

Capital lease obligations, 8.5% to 10.7%, maturing in various installments through December 2030
14.3

 
16.0

Other
14.3

 
15.4

Total debt obligations
2,362.7

 
2,310.7

Less current portion
29.5

 
29.8

Total debt obligations, less current portion
$
2,333.2

 
$
2,280.9

 
Regal Cinemas Sixth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement— As described further in Note 5 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements, on May 19, 2010, Regal Cinemas entered into a sixth amended and restated credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement"), with Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as Administrative Agent ("Credit Suisse"), and the lenders party thereto (the "Lenders"). The Credit Agreement provides, among other things, for senior secured credit facilities consisting of a term loan facility (the "Term Facility") with an original principal balance of $1,006.0 million and final maturity date in August 2017 and a revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility") of up to $85.0 million (the “Revolving Commitment”) with a final maturity date in May 2017.

On April 19, 2013 (the "Second Amendment Date"), Regal Cinemas, Regal, REH and the other affiliates of Regal Cinemas party thereto, as guarantors, entered into an amendment (the "Second Amendment") to the Credit Agreement, with Credit Suisse and the lenders party thereto. The Second Amendment amends the Credit Agreement by reducing the interest rate

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on the Term Facility by 0.50%. Specifically, the Second Amendment provides that, depending on the consolidated leverage ratio of Regal Cinemas and its subsidiaries, the applicable margin under the Term Facility for base rate loans will be either 1.50% or 1.75% and the applicable margin under the Term Facility for LIBOR rate loans will be either 2.50% or 2.75%. Among other things, the Second Amendment also amends the Credit Agreement (i) by deleting the interest coverage ratio test and providing that the remaining financial covenants will only be tested if the outstanding amount of the revolving loans and letters of credit (including unreimbursed drawings) under the Revolving Facility equals or exceeds 25% of the Revolving Commitment, (ii) to permit the release of Regal from its guarantee of the obligations under the Credit Agreement in the event that it does not guarantee any other debt of Regal Cinemas or its subsidiaries, and (iii) by eliminating the mortgage requirement for fee-owned real properties that are acquired by Regal Cinemas or its subsidiaries after the Second Amendment Date. Except as amended by the Second Amendment, the remaining terms of the Credit Agreement remain in full force and effect. As a result of the Second Amendment, the Company recorded a loss on debt extinguishment of approximately $0.4 million.

In addition, on May 28, 2013, Regal Cinemas, Regal, REH and the other affiliates of Regal Cinemas party thereto, as guarantors, entered into a Loan Modification Agreement with Credit Suisse and the revolving lenders party thereto (the “Loan Modification Agreement”). The Loan Modification Agreement amends the Credit Agreement by reducing the interest rate on the Revolving Facility by 1.00%. Specifically, the Loan Modification Agreement provides that, depending on the consolidated leverage ratio of Regal Cinemas and its subsidiaries, the applicable margin under the Revolving Facility for base rate loans will be either 1.50% or 1.75% and the applicable margin under the Revolving Facility for LIBOR rate loans will be either 2.50% or 2.75%. The Loan Modification Agreement also amends the Credit Agreement to extend the maturity date of the Revolving Facility from May 19, 2015 to May 19, 2017.

As of June 26, 2014 and December 26, 2013, borrowings of $973.3 million and $978.3 million, respectively, were outstanding under the Term Facility at an effective interest rate of 3.22% (as of June 26, 2014) and 3.18% (as of December 26, 2013), after the impact of the interest rate swaps described below is taken into account.

Regal 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022—On March 11, 2014, Regal issued $775.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 53/4% senior notes due 2022 (the “53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022”) in a registered public offering. The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $760.6 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. Regal used a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to purchase approximately $222.3 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 91/8% Senior Notes for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $240.5 million pursuant to a cash tender offer for such notes as described below, and $355.8 million aggregate principal amount of Regal Cinemas' outstanding 85/8% Senior Notes for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $381.0 million pursuant to a cash tender offer for such notes as described further below. Also on March 11, 2014, the Company and Regal Cinemas each announced their intention to redeem all 91/8% Senior Notes and 85/8% Senior Notes that remained outstanding following the consummation of the tender offers at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof plus a “make-whole” premium and accrued and unpaid interest payable thereon up to, but not including, the redemption date, in accordance with the terms of the indentures governing the 91/8% Senior Notes and 85/8% Senior Notes.  As discussed further below, on April 10, 2014, the remaining 91/8% Senior Notes and 85/8% Senior Notes were fully redeemed by the Company and Regal Cinemas for an aggregate purchase price of $144.9 million (including accrued and unpaid interest) using the remaining net proceeds from the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 and available cash on hand.

The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 bear interest at a rate of 5.75% per year, payable semiannually in arrears on March 15 and September 15 of each year, beginning September 15, 2014. The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 will mature on March 15, 2022. The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 are the Company’s senior unsecured obligations and rank equal in right of payment with all of the Company’s existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness and prior to all of the Company’s future subordinated indebtedness. The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 are effectively subordinated to all of the Company’s future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the collateral securing that indebtedness and structurally subordinated to all existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities of the Company’s subsidiaries. None of the Company’s subsidiaries guarantee any of the Company’s obligations with respect to the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022.

Prior to March 15, 2017, the Company may redeem all or any part of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 at its option at 100% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date and a make-whole premium. The Company may redeem the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 in whole or in part at any time on or after March 15, 2017 at the redemption prices specified in the indenture. In addition, prior to March 15, 2017, the Company may redeem up to 35% of the original aggregate principal amount of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 from the net proceeds of certain equity offerings at the redemption price specified in the indenture. The Company has not separated the make-whole premium from the underlying debt instrument to account for it as a derivative instrument as the economic characteristics and risks of this embedded derivative are clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the underlying debt.

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If the Company undergoes a change of control (as defined in the indenture), holders may require the Company to repurchase all or a portion of their 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the notes being repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of purchase.

The indenture contains covenants that limit the Company's (and its restricted subsidiaries') ability to, among other things: (i) incur additional indebtedness; (ii) pay dividends on or make other distributions in respect of its capital stock, purchase or redeem capital stock, or purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire or retire certain subordinated obligations; (iii) enter into certain transactions with affiliates; (iv) permit, directly or indirectly, it to create, incur, or suffer to exist any lien, except in certain circumstances; (v) create or permit encumbrances or restrictions on the ability of its restricted subsidiaries to pay dividends or make distributions on their capital stock, make loans or advances to other subsidiaries or the Company, or transfer any properties or assets to other subsidiaries or the Company; and (vi) merge or consolidate with other companies or transfer all or substantially all of its assets. These covenants are, however, subject to a number of important limitations and exceptions. The indenture contains other customary terms, including, but not limited to, events of default, which, if any of them occurs, would permit or require the principal, premium, if any, interest and any other monetary obligations on all the then outstanding notes to be due and payable immediately.

Regal 91/8% Senior Notes— As further described in Note 5 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and incorporated by reference herein, during fiscal 2010 and 2011, Regal issued $525.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 91/8% Senior Notes (the "91/8% Senior Notes").
 
In connection with the issuance of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023 described below, on May 29, 2013, the Company commenced a tender offer to purchase for cash its 91/8% Senior Notes. Total offer consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of 91/8% Senior Notes tendered was $1,143.75, including an early tender premium payment of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of 91/8% Senior Notes for those holders who properly tendered their 91/8% Senior Notes on or before June 11, 2013. Upon consummation of the tender offer, approximately $213.6 million aggregate principal amount of the 91/8% Senior Notes was purchased. Total additional consideration paid for the tender offer, including the early tender premium payment, was approximately $30.7 million. The tender offer was financed with $244.3 million of the net proceeds from the issuance of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023. As a result of the tender offer, the Company recorded a $30.3 million loss on extinguishment of debt during the quarter ended June 27, 2013.

In connection with the issuance of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 described above, on February 25, 2014, the Company commenced a tender offer to purchase for cash its 91/8% Senior Notes. Total offer consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of 91/8% Senior Notes tendered was $1,081.97, including an early tender premium payment of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of 91/8% Senior Notes for those holders who properly tendered their 91/8% Senior Notes on or before March 10, 2014. Upon consummation of the tender offer, approximately $222.3 million aggregate principal amount of the 91/8% Senior Notes was purchased. Total additional consideration paid for the tender offer, including the early tender premium payment, was approximately $18.2 million. The tender offer was financed with a portion of the net proceeds from the issuance of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 described above. As a result of the tender offer, the Company recorded a $17.8 million loss on extinguishment of debt during the quarter ended March 27, 2014.

On April 10, 2014, the Company redeemed all of the 91/8% Senior Notes remaining issued and outstanding as of such date (approximately $89.1 million aggregate principal amount) at a price equal to $1,074.97 for each $1,000 principal amount of 91/8% Senior Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $13.94 per $1,000 principal amount of 91/8% Senior Notes. The aggregate amount paid to the holders of the 91/8% Senior Notes (including accrued interest of approximately $1.2 million) totaled approximately $97.0 million. As a result of the redemption, the Company recorded a $6.6 million loss on extinguishment of debt during the quarter ended June 26, 2014.

Regal Cinemas 85/8% Senior Notes—As described in Note 5 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and incorporated by reference herein, on July 15, 2009, Regal Cinemas issued $400.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 85/8% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “85/8% Senior Notes”).
 
In connection with the issuance of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 described above, on February 25, 2014, the Company commenced a tender offer to purchase for cash the 85/8% Senior Notes. Total offer consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of 85/8% Senior Notes tendered was $1,070.73, including an early tender premium payment of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of 85/8% Senior Notes for those holders who properly tendered their 85/8% Senior Notes on or before March 10, 2014. Upon consummation of the tender offer, approximately $355.8 million aggregate principal amount of the 85/8% Senior Notes was purchased. Total additional consideration paid for the tender offer, including the early tender premium

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payment, was approximately $25.2 million. The tender offer was financed with a portion of the net proceeds from the issuance of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022 described above. As a result of the tender offer, the Company recorded a $34.1 million loss on extinguishment of debt during the quarter ended March 27, 2014.

On April 10, 2014, Regal Cinemas redeemed all of the 85/8% Senior Notes remaining issued and outstanding as of such date (approximately $44.2 million aggregate principal amount) at a price equal to $1,064.12 for each $1,000 principal amount of 85/8% Senior Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $20.36 per $1,000 principal amount of 85/8% Senior Notes. The aggregate amount paid to the holders of the 85/8% Senior Notes (including accrued interest of approximately $0.9 million) totaled approximately $47.9 million. As a result of the redemption, the Company recorded a $3.9 million loss on extinguishment of debt during the quarter ended June 26, 2014.

Regal 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025—On January 17, 2013, Regal issued $250.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 53/4% senior notes due 2025 (the "53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025") in a registered public offering. The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $244.5 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. Regal used approximately $194.4 million of the net proceeds from the offering to fund the acquisition of Hollywood Theaters.

The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025 bear interest at a rate of 5.75% per year, payable semiannually in arrears on February 1 and August 1 of each year, beginning August 1, 2013. The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025 will mature on February 1, 2025. The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025 are the Company's senior unsecured obligations. They rank equal in right of payment with all of the Company's existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness and prior to all of the Company's future subordinated indebtedness. The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025 are effectively subordinated to all of the Company's future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the collateral securing that indebtedness and structurally subordinated to all existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities of the Company's subsidiaries. None of the Company's subsidiaries guarantee any of the Company's obligations with respect to the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025.

Prior to February 1, 2018, the Company may redeem all or any part of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025 at its option at 100% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date and a make-whole premium. The Company may redeem the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025 in whole or in part at any time on or after February 1, 2018 at the redemption prices specified in the indenture governing the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025. In addition, prior to February 1, 2016, the Company may redeem up to 35% of the original aggregate principal amount of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025 from the net proceeds from certain equity offerings at the redemption price specified in the indenture. The Company has not separated the make-whole premium from the underlying debt instrument to account for it as a derivative instrument as the economic characteristics and risks of this embedded derivative are clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the underlying debt.

If the Company undergoes a change of control (as defined in the indenture), holders may require the Company to repurchase all or a portion of their notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the notes being repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of purchase.

The indenture contains covenants that limit the Company's (and its restricted subsidiaries') ability to, among other things: (i) incur additional indebtedness; (ii) pay dividends on or make other distributions in respect of its capital stock, purchase or redeem capital stock, or purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire or retire certain subordinated obligations; (iii) enter into certain transactions with affiliates; (iv) permit, directly or indirectly, it to create, incur, or suffer to exist any lien, except in certain circumstances; (v) create or permit encumbrances or restrictions on the ability of its restricted subsidiaries to pay dividends or make distributions on their capital stock, make loans or advances to other subsidiaries or the Company, or transfer any properties or assets to other subsidiaries or the Company; and (vi) merge or consolidate with other companies or transfer all or substantially all of its assets. These covenants are, however, subject to a number of important limitations and exceptions. The indenture contains other customary terms, including, but not limited to, events of default, which, if any of them occurs, would permit or require the principal, premium, if any, interest and any other monetary obligations on all the then outstanding notes to be due and payable immediately.

Regal 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023—On June 13, 2013, Regal issued $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 53/4% senior notes due 2023 (the "53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023") in a registered public offering. The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $244.4 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. Regal used the net proceeds from the offering to purchase approximately $213.6 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 91/8% Senior Notes for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $244.3 million pursuant to a cash tender offer for such notes as described further above.


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The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023 bear interest at a rate of 5.75% per year, payable semiannually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning December 15, 2013. The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023 will mature on June 15, 2023. The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023 are the Company’s senior unsecured obligations. They rank equal in right of payment with all of the Company’s existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness and prior to all of the Company’s future subordinated indebtedness. The 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023 are effectively subordinated to all of the Company’s future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the collateral securing that indebtedness and structurally subordinated to all existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities of the Company’s subsidiaries. None of the Company’s subsidiaries guarantee any of the Company’s obligations with respect to the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023.

Prior to June 15, 2018, the Company may redeem all or any part of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023 at its option at 100% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date and a make-whole premium. The Company may redeem the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023 in whole or in part at any time on or after June 15, 2018 at the redemption prices specified in the indenture. In addition, prior to June 15, 2016, the Company may redeem up to 35% of the original aggregate principal amount of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023 from the net proceeds of certain equity offerings at the redemption price specified in the indenture. The Company has not separated the make-whole premium from the underlying debt instrument to account for it as a derivative instrument as the economic characteristics and risks of this embedded derivative are clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the underlying debt.

If the Company undergoes a change of control (as defined in the indenture), holders may require the Company to repurchase all or a portion of their 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023 at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the notes being repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of purchase.

The indenture contains covenants that limit the Company's (and its restricted subsidiaries') ability to, among other things: (i) incur additional indebtedness; (ii) pay dividends on or make other distributions in respect of its capital stock, purchase or redeem capital stock, or purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire or retire certain subordinated obligations; (iii) enter into certain transactions with affiliates; (iv) permit, directly or indirectly, it to create, incur, or suffer to exist any lien, except in certain circumstances; (v) create or permit encumbrances or restrictions on the ability of its restricted subsidiaries to pay dividends or make distributions on their capital stock, make loans or advances to other subsidiaries or the Company, or transfer any properties or assets to other subsidiaries or the Company; and (vi) merge or consolidate with other companies or transfer all or substantially all of its assets. These covenants are, however, subject to a number of important limitations and exceptions. The indenture contains other customary terms, including, but not limited to, events of default, which, if any of them occurs, would permit or require the principal, premium, if any, interest and any other monetary obligations on all the then outstanding notes to be due and payable immediately.

Interest Rate Swaps— As of June 26, 2014, the Company maintained three effective hedging relationships via three distinct interest rate swap agreements (maturity dates ranging from June 30, 2015 through December 31, 2016), which require Regal Cinemas to pay interest at fixed rates ranging from 0.817% to 1.820% and receive interest at a variable rate. These interest rate swap agreements are designated to hedge $450.0 million of variable rate debt obligations at an effective rate of approximately 3.88% as of June 26, 2014.
 
Under the terms of the Company’s three effective interest rate swap agreements as of June 26, 2014 detailed below, Regal Cinemas currently receives interest at a variable rate based on the 3-month LIBOR on the first $300.0 million of aggregate borrowings under the Term Facility and receives 1-month LIBOR on the next $150.0 million of borrowings under the Term Facility. In addition, the Company will receive 1-month LIBOR on the next $200.0 million of borrowings under the Term Facility once the remaining interest rate swap agreement becomes effective. With respect to the Company's three effective interest rate swap agreements as of June 26, 2014, the 3-month LIBOR rate and the 1-month LIBOR rate on each respective reset date determines the variable portion of the interest rate swaps for the following three-month and one-month periods, respectively. The interest rate swaps settle any accrued interest for cash on the last day of each calendar month or calendar quarter, as applicable, until expiration. At such dates, the differences to be paid or received on the interest rate swaps will be included in interest expense. No premium or discount was incurred upon the Company entering into the interest rate swaps, because the pay and receive rates on the interest rate swaps represented prevailing rates for the counterparty at the time the interest rate swaps were entered into. The interest rate swaps qualify for cash flow hedge accounting treatment and as such, the change in the fair value of the interest rate swaps are recorded on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet as an asset or liability with the effective portion of the interest rate swaps’ gains or losses reported as a component of other comprehensive income (loss) and the ineffective portion reported in earnings (interest expense). As interest expense is accrued on the debt obligation, amounts in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) related to the interest rate swaps will be reclassified into earnings to obtain a net cost on the debt obligation equal to the effective yield of the fixed rate of each swap. In the event that

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an interest rate swap is terminated prior to maturity, gains or losses accumulated in other comprehensive income or loss remain deferred and are reclassified into earnings in the periods during which the hedged forecasted transaction affects earnings.
 
Below is a summary of the Company’s current interest rate swap agreements designated as hedge agreements as of June 26, 2014:
Nominal Amount
 
 
Effective Date
 
Base Rate
 
Receive Rate
 
Expiration Date
$200.0 million
(1)
 
June 30, 2012
 
1.820%
 
3-month LIBOR
 
June 30, 2015
$100.0 million
(1)
 
December 31, 2012
 
1.325%
 
3-month LIBOR
 
December 31, 2015
$150.0 million
(2)
 
December 31, 2013
 
0.817%
 
1-month LIBOR
 
December 31, 2016
$200.0 million
(3)
 
June 30, 2015
 
1.828%
 
1-month LIBOR
 
June 30, 2018
 ________________________________
(1)
During the year ended December 29, 2011, Regal Cinemas entered into two hedging relationships via two distinct interest rate swap agreements with effective dates beginning on June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012, respectively, and maturity terms ending on June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2015, respectively.  These swaps require Regal Cinemas to pay interest at fixed rates ranging from 1.325% to 1.820% and receive interest at a variable rate. The interest rate swaps are designated to hedge $300.0 million of variable rate debt obligations.

(2)
During the year ended December 27, 2012, Regal Cinemas entered into one additional hedging relationship via one distinct interest rate swap agreement with an effective date beginning on December 31, 2013 and a maturity date of December 31, 2016. This swap requires Regal Cinemas to pay interest at a fixed rate of 0.817% and receive interest at a variable rate. The interest rate swap is designated to hedge $150.0 million of variable rate debt obligations.

(3)
During the year ended December 26, 2013, Regal Cinemas entered into one additional hedging relationship via one distinct interest rate swap agreement with an effective date beginning on June 30, 2015, and a maturity date of June 30, 2018. This swap will require Regal Cinemas to pay interest at a fixed rate of 1.828% and receive interest at a variable rate. The interest rate swap is designated to hedge $200.0 million of variable rate debt obligations.

See Note 11—"Fair Value of Financial Instruments" for discussion of the Company’s interest rate swaps’ fair value estimation methods and assumptions.

Lease Financing Arrangements—These obligations primarily represent lease financing obligations resulting from the requirements of ASC Subtopic 840-40. In connection with the acquisition of Hollywood Theaters discussed further in Note 3—"Acquisitions," the Company assumed approximately $40.4 million of lease financing obligations associated with 14 acquired theatres. Such obligations have a weighted average interest rate of approximately 10.7% and mature in various installments through November 2028.

Other Long-Term Obligations— Other long-term obligations, including capital lease obligations, not explicitly discussed herein are described in Note 5 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and incorporated by reference herein.

Covenant Compliance—As of June 26, 2014, we are in full compliance with all agreements, including all related covenants, governing our outstanding debt obligations.
 
5. INCOME TAXES
 
The provision for income taxes of $22.4 million and $26.8 million for the quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, respectively, reflect effective tax rates of approximately 39.9% and 42.6%, respectively. The provision for income taxes of $24.3 million and $42.0 million for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, respectively, reflect effective tax rates of approximately 42.8% and 41.8%, respectively. The decrease in the effective tax rate for the quarter ended June 26, 2014 is primarily attributable to the state tax effects of the $30.3 million ($19.2 million after related tax effects) loss on debt extinguishment associated with the repurchase of approximately $213.6 million aggregate principal amount of the Company's 91/8% Senior Notes that occurred during the quarter ended June 27, 2013, which was not deductible in certain states, and the resolution of certain other state tax matters during the quarter ended June 26, 2014. The increase in the effective tax rate for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 is primarily attributable to the state tax effects of the $62.4 million ($39.2 million after related tax effects) loss on debt extinguishment associated with the repurchase of approximately $711.4 million aggregate principal amount of the Company's 91/8% Senior Notes and Regal Cinemas' 85/8% Senior Notes that occurred during the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, which was not deductible in certain states. The effective tax rates for the quarters and two

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quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013 also reflect the impact of certain non-deductible expenses and income tax credits.
 
In assessing the realizable value of deferred tax assets, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which these temporary differences become deductible. The Company has recorded a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets at June 26, 2014 and December 26, 2013 of $34.1 million, as management believes it is more likely than not that certain deferred tax assets will not be realized in future tax periods. Future reductions in the valuation allowance associated with a change in management's determination of the Company's ability to realize these deferred tax assets will result in a decrease in the provision for income taxes.

The Company and its subsidiaries collectively file income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and various state and U.S. territory jurisdictions. The Company is not subject to U.S. federal examinations by tax authorities for years before 2010, and with limited exceptions, is not subject to state income tax examinations for years before 2009. However, the taxing authorities still have the ability to review the propriety of tax attributes created in closed tax years if such tax attributes are utilized in an open tax year.  In May 2014, the Company was notified that the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") would examine its 2012 federal income tax return. The Company is in the process of providing information requested by the IRS with respect to such tax year. As the exam process is in the early stages, the Company has not been notified of any items that are being disputed by the IRS. Management believes that it has provided adequate provision for income taxes relative to the tax years under examination.
6. CAPITAL STOCK AND SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
 
Capital Stock
 
As of June 26, 2014, the Company’s authorized capital stock consisted of:
 
500,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.001 per share;
200,000,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.001 per share; and
50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share.
 
Of the authorized shares of Class A common stock, 18.0 million shares were sold in connection with the Company’s initial public offering in May 2002. The Company’s Class A common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "RGC." As of June 26, 2014, 132,466,452 shares of Class A common stock were outstanding. Of the authorized shares of Class B common stock, 23,708,639 shares were outstanding as of June 26, 2014, all of which are beneficially owned by Anschutz Company and its affiliates (collectively, "Anschutz"). Each share of Class B common stock converts into a single share of Class A common stock at the option of the holder or upon certain transfers of a holder’s Class B common stock. Each holder of Class B common stock is entitled to ten votes for each outstanding share of Class B common stock owned by that stockholder on every matter properly submitted to the stockholders for their vote. Of the authorized shares of the preferred stock, no shares were issued and outstanding as of June 26, 2014. The Class A common stock is entitled to a single vote for each outstanding share of Class A common stock on every matter properly submitted to the stockholders for a vote. Except as required by law, the Class A and Class B common stock vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to the stockholders. The material terms and provisions of the Company’s certificate of incorporation affecting the relative rights of the Class A common stock and the Class B common stock are described in Note 9 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Warrants
 
No warrants to acquire the Company’s Class A or Class B common stock were outstanding as of June 26, 2014.
 
Share-Based Compensation
 
In 2002, the Company established the Regal Entertainment Group Stock Incentive Plan (the "Incentive Plan"), which provides for the granting of incentive stock options and non-qualified stock options to officers, employees and consultants of the Company. As described below under "Restricted Stock" and "Performance Share Units," the Incentive Plan also provides for grants of restricted stock and performance shares that are subject to restrictions and risks of forfeiture.  Readers should refer

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to Note 9 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information related to these awards and the Incentive Plan.
 
On May 9, 2012, the stockholders of Regal approved amendments to the Incentive Plan increasing the number of Class A common stock authorized for issuance under the Incentive Plan by a total of 5,000,000 shares and extending the term of the Plan to May 9, 2022.  As of June 26, 2014, 4,618,983 shares remain available for future issuance under the Incentive Plan.
 
Stock Options
 
As of June 26, 2014, there were no options to purchase shares of Class A common stock outstanding under the Incentive Plan. There were no stock options granted during the quarters and two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013 and no compensation expense related to stock options was recorded during such periods.
 
The Company receives a tax deduction for certain stock option exercises during the period the options are exercised, generally for the excess of the price at which the stock is sold over the exercise price of the options.  The Company is required to report excess tax benefits from the award of equity instruments as financing cash flows.  Excess tax benefits are recorded when a deduction reported for tax return purposes for an award of equity instruments exceeds the cumulative compensation cost for the instruments recognized for financial reporting purposes. For the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of cash flows reflects less than $0.1 million of excess tax benefits as financing cash flows and $0.1 million of proceeds from the exercise of stock options. The actual income tax benefit realized from stock option exercises was less than $0.1 million for the same period.  For the two quarters ended June 27, 2013, the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of cash flows reflects less than $0.1 million of excess tax benefits as financing cash flows. Net cash proceeds from the exercise of stock options were $1.0 million for the quarter ended June 27, 2013. The actual income tax benefit realized from stock option exercises was approximately $0.1 million for the same period.
 
The following table represents stock option activity for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014:
 
Number of
Shares
 
Weighted Average
Exercise Price
 
Weighted Average
Contract Life (Yrs.)
Outstanding options at beginning of period
3,900

 
$
13.72

 
0.49

Granted during the period

 

 
 

Exercised during the period
(3,900
)
 
13.72

 
 

Forfeited during the period

 

 
 

Outstanding options at end of period

 

 

Exercisable options at end of period

 

 

 
Restricted Stock
 
As described further in Note 9 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Incentive Plan also provides for restricted stock awards to officers, directors and key employees. Under the Incentive Plan, shares of Class A common stock of the Company may be granted at nominal cost to officers, directors and key employees, subject to a continued employment/service restriction.  During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, 227,447 restricted shares were granted under the Incentive Plan at nominal cost to officers, directors and key employees.  These awards vest 25% at the end of each year for 4 years (in the case of officers and key employees) and vest 100% at the end of one year (in the case of directors). The closing price of the Company’s Class A common stock on the date of the grant (January 8, 2014) was $19.08 per share. The Company assumed a forfeiture rate of 4% for such restricted stock awards.
 
During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, the Company withheld approximately 194,473 shares of restricted stock at an aggregate cost of approximately $3.8 million, as permitted by the applicable equity award agreements, to satisfy employee tax withholding requirements related to the vesting of 576,157 restricted stock awards.  In addition, during the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, 330,750 performance share awards (originally granted on January 12, 2011) were effectively converted to shares of restricted common stock.  As of the calculation date, which was January 12, 2014, threshold performance goals for these awards were satisfied, and therefore, all 330,750 outstanding performance shares were converted to restricted shares as of January 12, 2014. These awards are scheduled to fully vest on January 12, 2015, the one year anniversary of the calculation date.
 

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During the quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, the Company recognized approximately $1.0 million and $1.3 million, respectively of share-based compensation expense related to restricted share grants. During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, the Company recognized approximately $2.0 million and $2.5 million, respectively of share-based compensation expense related to restricted share grants.  Such expense is presented as a component of "General and administrative expenses." The compensation expense for these awards was determined based on the market price of the Company's stock at the date of grant applied to the total numbers of shares that were anticipated to fully vest.  As of June 26, 2014, we have unrecognized compensation expense of $6.1 million associated with restricted stock awards.
 
The following table represents the restricted stock activity for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014:
Unvested at beginning of period
927,261

Granted during the period
227,447

Vested during the period
(576,157
)
Forfeited during the period
(22,026
)
Conversion of performance shares during the period
330,750

Unvested at end of period
887,275

 
During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, the Company paid two cash dividends of $0.22 on each share of outstanding restricted stock totaling approximately $0.4 million.  During the two quarters ended June 27, 2013, the Company paid two cash dividends of $0.21 on each share of outstanding restricted stock totaling approximately $0.5 million.

Performance Share Units
 
The Incentive Plan also provides for grants in the form of performance share units to officers, directors and key employees. Performance share agreements are entered into between the Company and each grantee of performance share units. 

In 2009, the Company adopted an amended and restated form of performance share agreement (each, a "Performance Agreement" and collectively, the "Performance Agreements").  Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Performance Agreements, grantees will be issued shares of restricted common stock of the Company in an amount determined by the attainment of Company performance criteria set forth in each Performance Agreement. The shares of restricted common stock received upon attainment of the performance criteria will be subject to further vesting over a period of time, provided the grantee remains a service provider to the Company during such period. During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, 226,471 performance shares were granted under the Incentive Plan at nominal cost to officers and key employees. Under the Performance Agreement, which is described further in the section entitled "Compensation Discussion and Analysis — Elements of Compensation — Performance Shares," of our 2014 proxy statement filed with the Commission on March 21, 2014, each performance share represents the right to receive from 0% to 150% of the target numbers of shares of restricted Class A common stock. The number of shares of restricted common stock earned will be determined based on the attainment of specified performance goals by January 8, 2017 (the third anniversary of the grant date) set forth in the applicable Performance Agreement.  Such performance shares vest on January 8, 2018 (the fourth anniversary of their grant date).  The shares are subject to the terms and conditions of the Incentive Plan. The closing price of the Company’s Class A common stock on the date of the grant (January 9, 2013) was $19.08 per share, which approximates the grant date fair value of the awards.  The Company assumed a forfeiture rate of 8% for such performance share awards.
 
During the quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, the Company recognized approximately $1.3 million and $1.2 million, respectively, of share-based compensation expense related to performance share grants.  During each of the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, the Company recognized approximately $2.2 million and $2.3 million, respectively, of share-based compensation expense related to performance share grants.  Such expense is presented as a component of "General and administrative expenses."  As of June 26, 2014, we have unrecognized compensation expense of $7.8 million associated with performance share units. During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, 330,750 performance share awards (originally granted on January 12, 2011) were effectively converted to shares of restricted common stock.  As of the calculation date, which was January 12, 2014, threshold performance goals for these awards were satisfied, and therefore, all 330,750 outstanding performance shares were converted to restricted shares as of January 12, 2014.
 
The following table summarizes information about the Company’s number of performance shares for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014:

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Unvested at beginning of period
940,767

Granted (based on target) during the period
226,471

Cancelled/forfeited during the period
(22,415
)
Conversion to restricted shares during the period
(330,750
)
Unvested at end of period
814,073

 
In connection with the conversion of the above 330,750 performance shares, during the quarter ended March 27, 2014, the Company paid a cumulative cash dividend of $3.52 (representing the sum of all cash dividends paid from January 12, 2011 through January 12, 2014) on each performance share converted, totaling approximately $1.2 million.  The above table does not reflect the maximum or minimum number of shares of restricted stock contingently issuable. An additional 0.4 million shares of restricted stock could be issued if the performance criteria maximums are met.
 
7. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
The Company is presently involved in various judicial, administrative, regulatory and arbitration proceedings concerning matters arising in the ordinary course of business operations, including but not limited to, personal injury claims, landlord-tenant disputes, tax disputes, employment and other contractual matters, some of which are described below. Many of these proceedings are at preliminary stages, and many of these cases seek an indeterminate amount of damages. The Company's theatre operations are also subject to federal, state and local laws governing such matters as wages, working conditions, citizenship and health and sanitation and environmental protection requirements.

On October 9, 2012, staff at the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Board (the "Regional Board") notified United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc. (“UATC”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, that the Regional Board was contemplating issuing a cleanup and abatement order to UATC with respect to a property in Santa Clara, California that UATC owned and then leased during the 1960s and 1970s. On June 25, 2013, the Regional Board issued a tentative order to UATC setting out proposed site clean-up requirements for UATC with respect to the property. According to the Regional Board, the property in question has been contaminated by dry-cleaning facilities that operated at the property in question from approximately 1961 until 1996. The Regional Board also issued a tentative order to the current property owner, who has been conducting site investigation and remediation activities at the site for several years. UATC submitted comments to the Regional Board on July 28, 2013, objecting to the tentative order. The Regional Board considered the matter at its regular meeting on September 11, 2013 and adopted the tentative order with only minor changes. On October 11, 2013, UATC filed a petition with the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Board”) for review of the Regional Board’s order. The State Board has not yet acted on the petition. UATC is cooperating with the Regional Board while its petition remains pending before the State Board. UATC intends to vigorously defend this matter. We believe that we are, and were during the period in question described in this paragraph, in compliance with such applicable laws and regulations.

On June 17, 2014, Starlight Cinemas, Inc. (the "Plaintiff") filed a complaint and demand for jury trial in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, Central District against Regal alleging various violations by Regal of California antitrust and unfair competition laws and common law. On July 14, 2014, Regal removed the action to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The Plaintiff alleges, among other things, that Regal has adversely affected the Plaintiff’s ability to exhibit first-run, feature-length motion pictures at its Corona, California theatre. The Plaintiff is seeking, among other things, compensatory, treble and punitive damages and equitable relief enjoining Regal from engaging in future anticompetitive conduct. Management believes that the allegations and claims are without merit and intends to vigorously defend against the Plaintiff's claims.

In situations where management believes that a loss arising from proceedings described herein is probable and can reasonably be estimated, the Company records the amount of the loss, or the minimum estimated liability when the loss is estimated using a range and no amount within the range is more probable than another. As additional information becomes available, any potential liability related to these proceedings is assessed and the estimates are revised, if necessary. The amounts reserved for such proceedings totaled approximately $2.8 million (primarily landlord-tenant disputes) as of June 26, 2014. Management believes any additional liability with respect to these claims and disputes will not be material in the aggregate to the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. Under ASC Topic 450, Contingencies—Loss Contingencies, an event is "reasonably possible" if "the chance of the future event or events occurring is more than remote but less than likely" and an event is "remote" if "the chance of the future event or events occurring is slight." Thus, references to the upper end of the range of reasonably possible loss for cases in which the Company is able to estimate a range of reasonably possible loss mean the upper end of the range of loss for cases for which the Company believes the risk of

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loss is more than slight. Management is unable to estimate a range of reasonably possible loss for cases described herein in which damages have not been specified and (i) the proceedings are in early stages, (ii) there is uncertainty as to the likelihood of a class being certified or the ultimate size of the class, (iii) there is uncertainty as to the outcome of pending appeals or motions, (iv) there are significant factual issues to be resolved, and/or (v) there are novel legal issues presented. However, for these cases, management does not believe, based on currently available information, that the outcomes of these proceedings will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition, though the outcomes could be material to the Company’s operating results for any particular period, depending, in part, upon the operating results for such period.
 
Our theatres must comply with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA") to the extent that such properties are "public accommodations" and/or "commercial facilities" as defined by the ADA. Compliance with the ADA requires that public accommodations "reasonably accommodate" individuals with disabilities and that new construction or alterations made to "commercial facilities" conform to accessibility guidelines unless "structurally impracticable" for new construction or technically infeasible for alterations. Non-compliance with the ADA could result in the imposition of injunctive relief, fines, awards of damages to private litigants and additional capital expenditures to remedy such non-compliance.

In prior years, private litigants and the Department of Justice ("DOJ") had filed claims against the Company alleging that a number of theatres with stadium seating violated the ADA because these theatres allegedly failed to provide wheelchair-bound patrons with lines of sight comparable to those available to other members of the general public and denied persons in wheelchairs access to the stadium portion of the theatres. On June 8, 2005, Regal reached an agreement with the DOJ resolving and dismissing the private litigants’ claims and all claims made by the United States under the ADA. On December 9, 2010, the parties renewed the Consent Decree for another three year term. On or about February 5, 2014 the Company filed its final compliance report and fulfilled all of its obligations under the Consent Decree. From time to time, the Company receives claims that the stadium seating offered by theatres allegedly violates the ADA. In these instances, the Company seeks to resolve or dismiss these claims based on the terms of the DOJ settlement or under applicable ADA standards.

     The accessibility of theatres to persons with visual impairments or that are deaf or hard of hearing remains a topic of interest to the DOJ and they have announced that they will be issuing another Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the provision of closed captioning and descriptive audio within the theatre environment. The Company believes it provides the members of the visually and hearing impaired communities with reasonable access to the movie-going experience, and has deployed new digital captioning and descriptive video systems that should meet all such potential requirements or expectations of any federal, state or individual concerns. The Company believes that it is in substantial compliance with all current applicable regulations relating to accommodations for the disabled. The Company intends to comply with future regulations in this regard and except as set forth above, does not currently anticipate that compliance will require the Company to expend substantial funds.
 

8. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
During the quarters and two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, Regal Cinemas incurred less than $0.1 million of expenses payable to Anschutz affiliates for certain advertising services. Also during the quarters and two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, Regal Cinemas received less than $0.1 million from an Anschutz affiliate for rent and other expenses related to a theatre facility.
 
During each of the quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, the Company received approximately $0.1 million and $0.2 million, respectively, from an Anschutz affiliate for management fees related to a theatre site in Los Angeles, California. During each of the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013, the Company received approximately $0.2 million and $0.3 million, respectively from an Anschutz affiliate for management fees related to a theatre site in Los Angeles, California.
 
Please also refer to Note 2—"Investments" for a discussion of other related party transactions associated with our various investments in non-consolidated entities.
 
9. EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
We compute earnings per share of Class A and Class B common stock using the two-class method.  Basic earnings per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares and, if dilutive, common stock equivalents outstanding during the period. Potential common stock equivalents consist of the incremental common shares issuable upon the

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exercise of common stock options, or vesting of restricted stock and performance share units. The dilutive effect of outstanding stock options, restricted stock and performance share units is reflected in diluted earnings per share by application of the treasury-stock method. In addition, the computation of the diluted earnings per share of Class A common stock assumes the conversion of Class B common stock, while the diluted earnings per share of Class B common stock does not assume the conversion of those shares.
 
The rights, including the liquidation and dividend rights, of the holders of our Class A and Class B common stock are identical, except with respect to voting. The undistributed earnings for the periods presented are allocated based on the contractual participation rights of the Class A and Class B common shares as if the earnings for the periods presented had been distributed. As the liquidation and dividend rights are identical, the undistributed earnings are allocated on a proportionate basis. Further, as we assume the conversion of Class B common stock in the computation of the diluted earnings per share of Class A common stock, the undistributed earnings are equal to net income attributable to controlling interest for that computation.
 

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The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share of Class A and Class B common stock (in millions, except share and per share data):
 
Quarter Ended
June 26, 2014
 
Quarter Ended
June 27, 2013
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 26, 2014
 
Two Quarters Ended
June 27, 2013
 
Class A
 
Class B
 
Class A
 
Class B
 
Class A
 
Class B
 
Class A
 
Class B
Basic earnings per share:
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Numerator:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Allocation of undistributed earnings
$
28.6

 
$
5.2

 
$
30.6

 
$
5.5

 
$
27.6

 
$
5.0

 
$
49.6

 
$
9.0

Denominator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding (in thousands)
131,578

 
23,709

 
131,075

 
23,709

 
131,576

 
23,709

 
131,045

 
23,709

Basic earnings per share
$
0.22

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.23

 
$
0.23

 
$
0.21

 
$
0.21

 
$
0.38

 
$
0.38

Diluted earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Numerator:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Allocation of undistributed earnings for basic computation
$
28.6

 
$
5.2

 
$
30.6

 
$
5.5

 
$
27.6

 
$
5.0

 
$
49.6

 
$
9.0

Reallocation of undistributed earnings as a result of conversion of Class B to Class A shares
5.2

 

 
5.5

 

 
5.0

 

 
9.0

 

Reallocation of undistributed earnings to Class B shares for effect of other dilutive securities

 

 

 

 

 

 



Allocation of undistributed earnings
$
33.8

 
$
5.2

 
$
36.1

 
$
5.5

 
$
32.6

 
$
5.0

 
$
58.6

 
$
9.0

Denominator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number of shares used in basic computation (in thousands)
131,578

 
23,709

 
131,075

 
23,709

 
131,576

 
23,709

 
131,045

 
23,709

Weighted average effect of dilutive securities (in thousands)
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Add:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Conversion of Class B to Class A common shares outstanding
23,709

 

 
23,709

 

 
23,709

 

 
23,709

 

Stock options

 

 
4

 

 
1

 

 
4

 

Restricted stock and performance shares
930

 

 
840

 

 
910

 

 
823

 

Number of shares used in per share computations (in thousands)
156,217

 
23,709

 
155,628

 
23,709

 
156,196

 
23,709

 
155,581

 
23,709

Diluted earnings per share
$
0.22

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.23

 
$
0.23

 
$
0.21

 
$
0.21

 
$
0.38

 
$
0.38



10. RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
 
In July 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued ASU 2013-11, Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists. The amendments in ASU 2013-11 require an entity to present an unrecognized tax benefit in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss ("NOL") carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward except when: (1) a NOL carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward is not available as of the reporting date under the governing tax law to settle taxes that would result from the disallowance of the tax position; or (2) the entity does not intend to use the deferred tax asset for this purpose (provided that the tax law permits a choice). If either of these conditions exists, an entity should present an unrecognized tax benefit in the financial statements as a liability and should not net the unrecognized tax benefit with a deferred tax asset. The amendment does not affect the recognition or measurement of uncertain tax positions under ASC Topic 740, Income

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Taxes. The amendments in this ASU are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. ASU 2013-11 became effective for the Company as of the beginning of fiscal 2014 and has been applied prospectively.

In April 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-08, Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity. ASU 2014-08 changes the requirements for reporting discontinued operations and includes enhanced disclosures about discontinued operations. Under the update, only those disposals of components of an entity that represent a strategic shift that has a major effect on an entity's operations and financial results will be reported as discontinued operations in the financial statements. ASU 2014-08 is effective prospectively for annual reporting periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014, and interim reporting periods within those years. Early adoption is permitted. The Company expects to adopt ASU 2014-08 as of the beginning of fiscal 2015 and it does not anticipate the adoption of ASU 2014-08 to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. ASU 2014-09 will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP when it becomes effective. The new standard is effective for the Company for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early application is not permitted. The standard permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. The Company is evaluating the impact that ASU 2014-09 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures. The Company has not yet selected a transition method nor has it determined the effect of the standard on its ongoing financial reporting.


11. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
Fair value refers to the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants in the market in which the entity transacts. The inputs used to develop these fair value measurements are established in a hierarchy, which ranks the quality and reliability of the information used to determine fair value. The fair value classification is based on levels of inputs. Assets and liabilities that are carried at fair value are classified and disclosed in one of the following categories described in ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures:
 
Level 1:                               Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
 
Level 2:                               Observable market based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.
 
Level 3:                               Unobservable inputs that are not corroborated by market data.
 
The following table summarizes the fair value hierarchy of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value on a recurring basis as of June 26, 2014:
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at June 26, 2014 Using
 
Total Carrying
Value at
June 26, 2014
 
Quoted prices in
active market
(Level 1)
 
Significant other
observable inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
unobservable inputs
(Level 3)
 
(in millions)
Assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Equity securities, available for sale(1)
$
4.0

 
$
4.0

 
$

 
$

Total assets at fair value
$
4.0

 
$
4.0

 
$

 
$

Liabilities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interest rate swaps(2)
$
6.0

 
$

 
$
6.0

 
$

Total liabilities at fair value
$
6.0

 
$

 
$
6.0

 
$

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(1)
The Company maintains an investment in RealD, Inc., an entity specializing in the licensing of 3D technologies.  In connection with the RealD, Inc. motion picture license agreement, the Company received 1,222,780 shares of RealD, Inc. common stock during fiscal 2010. The fair value of the RealD, Inc. shares is determined using RealD, Inc.’s publicly traded common stock price, which falls under Level 1 of the valuation hierarchy.  The held shares of RealD, Inc. stock are accounted for as available-for-sale equity securities and recurring fair value adjustments to these shares are recorded to "Other Non-Current Assets" with a corresponding entry to "Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)" on a quarterly basis. During the quarter ended June 27, 2013, the Company sold 400,000 shares of RealD, Inc. common stock at prices ranging from $14.61 to $15.42 per share. In connection with the sale, the Company received

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approximately $5.9 million in aggregate net proceeds (after deducting related fees and expenses) and recorded a gain on sale of approximately $2.6 million. During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, the Company sold a total of 500,000 shares of RealD, Inc. common stock at prices ranging from $11.27 to $12.47 per share. In connection with the sales, the Company received approximately $6.0 million in aggregate net proceeds (after deducting related fees and expenses) and recorded a gain on sale of approximately $2.0 million. During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014, the Company recorded a net decrease to its investment in RealD, Inc. of approximately $3.0 million and a corresponding net increase to "Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net" of $0.6 million, net of tax. The fair value of the remaining 322,780 RealD, Inc. common shares held as of June 26, 2014 was $4.0 million, based on the publicly traded common stock price of RealD, Inc. as of June 26, 2014 of $12.48 per share.

(2)
The fair value of the Company’s interest rate swaps described in Note 4—"Debt Obligations" is based on Level 2 inputs, which include observable inputs such as dealer quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, and represents the estimated amount Regal Cinemas would receive or pay to terminate the agreements taking into consideration various factors, including current interest rates, credit risk and counterparty credit risk. The counterparties to the Company’s interest rate swaps are major financial institutions. The Company evaluates the bond ratings of the financial institutions and believes that credit risk is at an acceptably low level. As of June 26, 2014, the aggregate fair value the Company’s interest rate swaps was determined to be approximately $(6.0) million, which was recorded as components of "Other Non-Current Liabilities" (approximately $1.9 million) and "Accrued expenses" (approximately $4.1 million) with a corresponding amount of $(3.7) million, net of tax, recorded to "Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net."  As of December 26, 2013, the aggregate fair value the Company’s interest rate swaps was determined to be approximately $(6.6) million, which was recorded as components of "Other Non-Current Liabilities" (approximately $1.6 million) and "Accrued expenses" (approximately $5.0 million) with a corresponding amount of $(4.0) million, net of tax, recorded to “Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net.”  These interest rate swaps exhibited no ineffectiveness during the quarters and two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013 and accordingly, the net gain on the swaps of $0.3 million and $2.0 million, respectively, were reported as a component of other comprehensive income for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013.
 
There were no changes in valuation techniques during the period.  There were no transfers in or out of Level 3 during the quarters and two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013.
 
In addition, the Company is required to disclose the fair value of financial instruments that are not recognized in the statement of financial position for which it is practicable to estimate that value. The methods and assumptions used to estimate the fair value of each class of financial instrument are as follows:
 
Cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities:
 
The carrying amounts approximate fair value because of the short maturity of these instruments.
 
Long-Lived Assets, Intangible Assets and Other Investments
 
As further described in Note 2 to the 2013 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and incorporated by reference herein, the Company regularly reviews long-lived assets (primarily property and equipment), intangible assets and investments in non-consolidated entities, for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts of the assets may not be fully recoverable. When the estimated fair value is determined to be lower than the carrying value of the asset, an impairment charge is recorded to write the asset down to its estimated fair value.
 
The Company’s analysis relative to long-lived assets resulted in the recording of impairment charges of $3.7 million and $2.1 million, respectively, for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013.  The long-lived asset impairment charges recorded were specific to theatres that were directly and individually impacted by increased competition, adverse changes in market demographics or adverse changes in the development or the conditions of the areas surrounding the theatres we deemed other than temporary.
 
The Company did not record an impairment of any intangible assets or investments in non-consolidated subsidiaries accounted for under the equity method for the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 and June 27, 2013.
 
Long term obligations, excluding capital lease obligations, lease financing arrangements and other:
 
The fair value of the Amended Senior Credit Facility described in Note 4—"Debt Obligations," which consists of the Term Facility and the Revolving Facility, is estimated based on quoted prices (Level 2 inputs as described in ASC Topic 820) as of June 26, 2014 and December 26, 2013. The associated interest rates are based on floating rates identified by reference to market rates and are assumed to approximate fair value. The fair values of the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2022, the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2025, the 53/4% Senior Notes Due 2023, the 91/8% Senior Notes and the 85/8% Senior Notes were estimated based on quoted prices (Level 1 inputs as described in ASC Topic 820) for these issuances as of the respective periods in which they

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were outstanding. The aggregate carrying values and fair values of long-term debt at June 26, 2014 and December 26, 2013 consist of the following:
 
June 26, 2014
 
December 26, 2013
 
(in millions)
Carrying value
$
2,248.3

 
$
2,188.3

Fair value
$
2,292.5

 
$
2,238.5


12. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
 
Quarterly Dividend Declaration

On July 24, 2014, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share on each share of the Company’s Class A and Class B common stock (including outstanding restricted stock), payable on September 15, 2014, to stockholders of record on September 5, 2014. 

Settlement of Tax Dispute

As described in Note 7—"Commitments and Contingencies," the Company is presently involved in various judicial, administrative, regulatory and arbitration proceedings concerning matters arising in the ordinary course of business operations, including tax disputes. To that end, on July 10, 2014, the State of New York approved a sales tax refund claim filed by the Company to recover sales taxes paid on certain nontaxable purchases made by the Company during the fiscal 2008 through fiscal 2012 periods. The refund totaled approximately $17.4 million, including interest. The Company will record the refund during the third quarter of fiscal 2014.


Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Some of the information in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this Form 10-Q, including, without limitation, certain statements under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”, may constitute forward-looking statements. In some cases you can identify these “forward-looking statements” by words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of those words and other comparable words. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those indicated in these statements as a result of certain factors as more fully discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” contained in our annual report on Form 10-K filed on February 24, 2014 with the Commission (File No. 001-31315) for the Company’s fiscal year ended December 26, 2013. The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included herein.
 
Overview and Basis of Presentation
 
We conduct our operations through our wholly owned subsidiaries. We operate the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,349 screens in 574 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of June 26, 2014. We believe the size, reach and quality of our theatre circuit provide an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale from our theatre operations. We also maintain an investment in National CineMedia, which concentrates on in-theatre advertising.  The Company manages its business under one reportable segment: theatre exhibition operations.
 
We generate revenues primarily from admissions and concession sales. Additional revenues are generated by our vendor marketing programs, our gift card and discount ticket programs, various other activities in our theatres and our relationship with National CineMedia. Film rental costs depend primarily on the popularity and box office revenues of a film, and such film rental costs generally increase as the admissions revenues generated by a film increase. Because we purchase certain concession items, such as fountain drinks and popcorn, in bulk and not pre-packaged for individual servings, we are

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able to maximize our margins by negotiating volume discounts. Other operating expenses consist primarily of theatre labor and occupancy costs.

The Company’s revenues are usually seasonal, coinciding with the timing of releases of motion pictures by the major distributors. Generally, motion picture studios release the most marketable motion pictures during the summer and holiday seasons. The emergence or continuance of a "hit" film during other periods can alter the traditional pattern. The timing of movie releases can have a significant effect on the Company’s results of operations, and the results of one fiscal quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results for the next or any other fiscal quarter. The seasonality of motion picture exhibition, however, has become less pronounced as motion picture studios are releasing motion pictures somewhat more evenly throughout the year. The Company does not believe that inflation has had a material impact on its financial position or results of operations.
 
For a summary of industry trends as well as other risks and uncertainties relevant to the Company, see "Business—Industry Overview and Trends" and "Risk Factors" contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference and "Results of Operations" below.

Critical Accounting Estimates
 
For a discussion of accounting policies that we consider critical to our business operations and the understanding of our results of operations and affect the more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, please refer to Item 7, "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Critical Accounting Estimates" contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2013 and incorporated by reference herein.  As of June 26, 2014, there were no significant changes in our critical accounting policies or estimation procedures.

Significant Events
 
For a discussion of other significant operating, financing and investing transactions which have occurred through December 26, 2013, please refer to "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources" included in Part II, Item 7 of our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.
 
Our business strategy focuses on enhancing our position in the motion picture exhibition industry by distributing value to our stockholders, realizing selective growth opportunities through new theatre construction, managing, expanding and upgrading our existing asset base with new technologies and customer amenities and capitalizing on prudent industry consolidation and partnership opportunities. This strategy should enable us to continue to produce the free cash flow necessary to maintain a prudent allocation of our capital among dividend payments, debt service and repayment and investment in our theatre assets, all to provide meaningful value to our stockholders. During the two quarters ended June 26, 2014 ("Fiscal 2014 Period"), we continued to make progress with respect to our business strategy as follows:
 
We demonstrated our commitment to providing incremental value to our stockholders.  Total cash dividends paid to our stockholders during the Fiscal 2014 Period totaled approximately $69.9 million.

During the Fiscal 2014 Period, we continued to actively manage our asset base by opening one new theatre with 12 screens and closing seven underperforming theatres with 57 screens, ending the Fiscal 2014 Period with 574 theatres and 7,349 screens.

During the Fiscal 2014 Period, we continued to embrace innovative concepts that generate incremental revenue and cash flows for the Company and deliver a premium movie-going experience for our customers on three complementary fronts. These concepts include (1) the installation of additional premium screens, including additional IMAX® digital projection systems and our proprietary large screen format, RPXSM, which allows us to offer our patrons all-digital, large format premium experiences at select theatre locations, (2) the expansion of our food and alcoholic beverage offerings to additional theatre locations, and (3) a continued focus on improved customer amenities, including the installation of luxury reclining seats in approximately 275 auditoriums by the end of fiscal 2014 and experimentation with various other customer engagement and marketing initiatives. The product-driven success of our IMAX® screens and growing portfolio of RPXSM screens, coupled with the broadening of our food and alcoholic beverage offerings, and experimentation with other customer amenities and engagement initiatives, allow us to deliver a premium movie-going experience for our customers. We believe this

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strategy will enable us to differentiate our services and build brand loyalty, which we believe will provide us the opportunity for incremental revenue and cash flows.

Recent Developments

On July 10, 2014, the State of New York approved a sales tax refund claim filed by the Company to recover sales taxes paid on certain nontaxable purchases made by the Company during the fiscal 2008 through fiscal 2012 periods. The refund totaled approximately $17.4 million, including interest. The Company will record the refund during the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

On July 24, 2014, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share on each share of the Company’s Class A and Class B common stock (including outstanding restricted stock), payable on September 15, 2014, to stockholders of record on September 5, 2014.
    

Results of Operations
 
Based on our review of industry sources, North American box office revenues for the time period that corresponds to Regal’s second fiscal quarter of 2014 were estimated to have decreased by approximately six to seven percent in comparison to the second fiscal quarter of 2013.  The industry’s box office results for the second quarter of 2014 were negatively impacted by difficult comparisons generated from strong attendance from the breadth and commercial success of the overall film slate during the second quarter of 2013.
 
The following table sets forth the percentage of total revenues represented by certain items included in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income for the quarter ended June 26, 2014 ("Q2 2014 Period"), the quarter ended June 27, 2013 ("Q2 2013 Period"), the Fiscal 2014 Period, and the two quarters ended June 27, 2013 ("Fiscal 2013 Period") (dollars in millions, except average ticket prices and average concessions per patron): 

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