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 IMAX Corporation Reports Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year 2017 Results
   Tuesday, February 27, 2018 4:05:00 PM ET

HIGHLIGHTS

-- Company achieved fourth-quarter global box office of $278 million, up 13% over the prior year.

-- IMAX domestic box office increased 17% in the second half of 2017, compared to an industry decline of 6%.

-- Installed 165 new IMAX? theater systems during 2017, bringing the Company’s total commercial multiplex network to 1,272 theaters, 68% of which are in international markets.

-- Company signed agreements for 170 new theater systems in 2017, resulting in year-end backlog of 494 new systems, plus five upgrades.

-- SG&A, excluding stock-based compensation, was down 5% year-over-year to $90 million, following the Company’s cost-reduction initiative.

-- Over the four-day Presidents’ Day and Chinese New Year weekend, the Company achieved record February box office of $53 million, led by the release of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and three local-language titles released in China.

IMAX Corporation (IMAX ) today reported fourth-quarter 2017 revenue of $125.6 million and net income attributable to common shareholders of $4.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, which includes a one-time tax charge of $9.3 million ($0.14 per diluted share) associated with the recent U.S. tax reform and a $2.5 million ($0.04 per diluted share) charge associated with the Company’s cost reduction exercise announced in June. Full-year 2017 revenue was $380.8 million and net income attributable to common shareholders was $2.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, which includes the one-time tax charge of $9.3 million ($0.14 per diluted share) and total restructuring charge of $16.2 million ($0.25 per diluted share).

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Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter was $21.8 million, or $0.34 per diluted share. Full-year 2017 adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders was $40.5 million, or $0.62 per diluted share. For reconciliations of reported results to non-GAAP financial results, and for the definition and reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility, please see the end of this press release.

"We saw tangible improvements to box office performance and operating leverage in the second half last year, largely the result of our implementing several initiatives aimed at refining our programming strategy and containing costs," said Richard L. Gelfond, IMAX CEO. "IMAX domestic box office increased 17% in the second half, compared to an exhibitor industry decline of 6%. In international markets, we grew box office 14% over the same period. We believe this underscores the IMAX consumer value proposition for compelling content and highlights the importance of analyzing our results separately from the overall industry’s. Moreover, our growing international presence in markets such as Japan--a market that housed our single strongest-performing theater last year--continued to contribute meaningfully to our overall results."

Fourth-Quarter 2017 Results

U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Act) In the fourth quarter of 2017, IMAX incurred a discrete tax expense of $9.3 million, related to the enactment of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Dec. 22, 2017. This non-recurring charge relates to the provisional re-measurement and write-down of the Company’s U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities, given the changes enacted by the Tax Act.

Network Update During the quarter, the Company installed 70 theaters, of which 69 were for new theater locations and one was an upgrade. The total IMAX theater network consisted of 1,370 systems as of Dec. 31, 2017, of which 1,272 were in commercial multiplexes. There were 499 theaters in backlog as of Dec. 31, 2017, compared to the 498 in backlog as of Dec. 31, 2016.

IMAX signed contracts for 23 new theaters across 12 countries in the fourth quarter of 2017. For a breakdown of theater system signings, installations, network and backlog by type for the fourth quarter of 2017, please see the end of this press release.

Box Office Update Gross box office from IMAX DMR? films increased by 13% to $278.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 from $246.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, resulting in higher DMR revenues. Gross box office per-screen for the fourth quarter of 2017 averaged $227,000 in comparison to $233,300 in the fourth quarter of 2016. Gross box office was generated primarily by the exhibition of 45 films (20 new and 25 carryovers), as compared to 24 films (17 new and 7 carryovers) exhibited in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Please reference the chart below for a breakout of box office and per-screen averages on a regional basis:

              Box Office (M’s)                 Per Screen Average (000’s)
              Q4 2017         Q4 2016          Q4 2017         Q4 2016
Global        $         278.1 $         246.5  $         227.0 $         233.3
Domestic      116.9           101.0            286.1           255.4
Greater China 63.3            60.0             131.1           168.4
Other Intl.   97.9            85.5             290.2           280.5
              FY 2017         FY 2016          FY 2017         FY 2016
Global        $         976.5 $         965.7  $         838.4 $         963.8
Domestic      357.8           368.5            883.4           934.9
Greater China 290.8           295.7            666.1           932.3
Other Intl.   327.9           301.5            1,014.7         1,037.2

Fourth-Quarter Segment Results

Network Business

-- Network business revenue was $53.8 million in the quarter, compared with $47.6 million in the prior-year period. Margins for the network business were 64.3% in the most recent quarter, compared to 65.8% in the prior-year period.

-- IMAX DMR revenues were $31.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $27.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Gross margin for the IMAX DMR segment was 60.6%, compared to 60.8% in the prior-year comparative period.

-- Revenue from joint revenue-sharing arrangements was $20.7 million in the quarter, compared with $18.5 million in the prior-year comparative period. Gross margin for joint revenue-sharing arrangements was 67.8%, compared to 70.7% in the prior-year comparative period.

Theater Business

-- Theater business segment revenue was $55.5 million in the quarter, compared with $53.0 million in the prior-year comparative period.

-- The Company’s gross margin on full, new sales and sales-type leases were 68.7% compared with 63.7% in the year-ago period, with the increase primarily a result of the deal-types for the systems recognized in the respective periods.

-- The Company expects to install approximately 145 new IMAX theater systems in 2018.

Fourth-Quarter Consolidated Results The gross margin across all segments in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $60.1 million, or 48.0% of total revenue, compared to $55.3 million, or 51.7% of total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016. Operating expenses (which include SG&A and R&D, and exclude stock-based compensation) were $27.3 million in the quarter, down 5% compared to $28.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Full-Year 2017 Results Full-year 2017 revenue was $380.8 million as compared to 2016 revenue of $377.3 million. Reported net income attributable to common shareholders was $2.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, as compared to $28.8 million or $0.42 per diluted share in 2016. Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders was $40.5 million as compared to $50.0 million in 2016, or $0.62 per diluted share as compared to $0.73 per diluted share in 2016. Adjusted EBITDA per the Credit Facility, excluding the Company’s investment in the television series Marvel’s Inhumans, was $126.2 million in 2017 as compared to $121.9 million in 2016. The Company also reported a global 2017 per-screen average of $838,373, as compared to $963,800 in the prior year.

The full-year systems installation total was 170 theater systems, of which 5 were upgrades, compared with 182 and 16, respectively, in the prior-year period. Continuing to build upon the Company’s record signings momentum from 2016, IMAX signed contracts for 177 theaters in 2017, across 35 countries, resulting in 499 theater systems in backlog as of Dec. 31, 2017, compared to 498 theater systems in backlog as of Dec. 31, 2016. The Company’s top three markets for signings during 2017 were China, Germany and India. For a breakdown of theater system signings, installations, network and backlog by type, please see the end of this press release.

"As we look to 2018, our primary focus is on expanding the earnings power of our core business," said Gelfond. "We believe the combination of the initiatives we implemented last year, coupled with a growing international presence and reduced spend on non-core businesses and R&D, should help facilitate operating leverage in the future. Our overarching efforts this year are aimed at growing the network, controlling costs and generating more box office across our theaters. And I am pleased to say that 2018 is off to a solid start. We recently achieved record box office in February, led by Black Panther, which did $35 million in IMAX box office over the four-day opening weekend. In China, we exhibited three local-language titles during the Chinese New Year period and grew box office 60%, compared to the prior years’ holiday."

Supplemental Materials For more information about the Company’s results, please refer to the IMAX Investor Relations website located at investors.imax.com.

Investor Relations Website and Social Media On a weekly basis, the Company posts quarter-to-date box office results on the IMAX Investor Relations website located at www.imax.com/content/investor-relations. The Company expects to provide such updates on Friday of each week, although the Company may change this timing without notice. Results will be displayed with a one-week lag. In addition, the Company maintains a Twitter account: @IMAX_Investors. The Company intends to use Twitter to disclose the box office information, as well as other information that may be of interest to the Company’s investor community.

The information posted on the Company’s website and/or via its Twitter account may be deemed material to investors. Accordingly, investors, media and others interested in the Company should monitor the Company’s website and its Twitter account in addition to the Company’s press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts.

Conference Call The Company will host a conference call today at 4:30PM ET to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 financial results. This call is being webcast by Nasdaq and can be accessed at investors.imax.com. To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (888) 394-8218 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. Other international callers should dial (647) 484-0475. The conference ID for the call is 8365766. A replay of the call will be available via webcast at investors.imax.com or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada), or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 8365766.

About IMAX Corporation IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of December 31, 2017, there were 1,370 IMAX theater systems (1,272 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 86 institutional) operating in 75 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code "HK.1970."

IMAX?, IMAX? 3D, IMAX DMR?, Experience It In IMAX?, An IMAX 3D Experience?, The IMAX Experience?, IMAX Is Believing? and IMAX nXos? are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Important factors that could affect these statements include, but are not limited to, references to future capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), business and technology strategies and measures to implement strategies, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of business, operations and technology, plans and references to the future success of IMAX Corporation together with its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and expectations regarding the Company’s future operating, financial and technological results. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with the expectations and predictions of the Company is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks associated with investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions and any future international expansion, including those related to economic, political and regulatory policies of local governments and laws and policies of the United States and Canada; risks related to the Company’s growth and operations in China; the performance of IMAX DMR films; the signing of theater system agreements; conditions, changes and developments in the commercial exhibition industry; risks related to currency fluctuations; the potential impact of increased competition in the markets within which the Company operates; competitive actions by other companies; the failure to respond to change and advancements in digital technology; risks relating to recent consolidation among commercial exhibitors and studios; risks related to new business initiatives; conditions in the in-home and out-of-home entertainment industries; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by the Company; risks related to cyber-security; risks related to the Company’s inability to protect the Company’s intellectual property; general economic, market or business conditions; the failure to convert theater system backlog into revenue; changes in laws or regulations; the failure to fully realize the projected cost savings and benefits from the Company’s restructuring initiative; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These factors, other risks and uncertainties and financial details are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

For additional information please contact:

Investors:                 Media:
Michael K. Mougias         IMAX Corporation, New York
212-821-0187               Ann Sommerlath
mmougias@imax.com          212-821-0155
Business Media:            asommerlath@imax.com
Sloane & Company, New York Entertainment Media:
Whit Clay                  Principal Communications Group, Los Angeles
212-446-1864               Melissa Zuckerman/Paul Pflug
wclay@sloanepr.com         323-658-1555
                           melissa@pcommgroup.com
                           paul@pcommgroup.com
Additional Information
IMAX Theater Information
December 31, 2017
                                                    Years Ended December 31,
                                                    2017     2016
Theater System Signings:
Full new sales and sales-type lease arrangements    85       61
New traditional joint revenue sharing arrangements  35       246
New hybrid joint revenue sharing arrangements       50       7
                 Total new theaters                 170      314
Upgrades of IMAX theater systems                    7        5
                 Total Theater Signings             177      319
                                                    Years Ended December 31,
                                                    2017     2016
Theater System Installations:
Full new sales and sales-type lease arrangements    60       56
New traditional joint revenue sharing arrangements  86       76
New hybrid joint revenue sharing arrangements       19       33
Short-term operating lease arrangement              -        1
                 Total new theaters                 165      166
Upgrades of IMAX theater systems                    5        16
                 Total Theater Installations        170      182
                                                    As of December 31,
Theater Backlog:                                    2017     2016
New sales and sales-type lease arrangements         161      140
New joint revenue sharing arrangements
                 Hybrid arrangements                121      92
                 Traditional arrangements           212      263
                 Total new theaters                 494      495
Upgrades of IMAX theater systems                    5        3
Total Theater Backlog                               499      498
                                                    As of December 31,
Theater Network:                                    2017     2016
Commercial Multiplex Theaters:
Sales and sales-type lease arrangements             525      467
Joint revenue sharing arrangements                  747      640
Total Commercial Multiplex Theaters                 1,272    1,107
Commercial Destination                              12       16
Institutional                                       86       92
Total Theater Network                               1,370    1,215

Additional Information (continued)

2018 DMR Films:

To date, the Company has announced the following 31 DMR titles to be released in 2018 to the IMAX theater network. The Company remains in active negotiations with all of the major Hollywood studios, as well as international studios, for additional films to fill out its short and long-term film slate, and anticipates that the number of IMAX DMR films to be released to the IMAX theater network in 2018 will be similar to the 60 IMAX DMR films released to the IMAX theater network in 2017.

(1) The Commuter: The IMAX Experience (Lionsgate Entertainment Inc., January 2018); (2) 12 Strong: The IMAX Experience (Warner Bros. Pictures, January 2018); (3) Padmaavat: The IMAX Experience (Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Paramount Pictures, January 2018, India plus limited Domestic footprint and International markets); (4) Maze Runner: The Death Cure: The IMAX Experience (20th Century Fox, January 2018); (5) Fifty Shades Freed: The IMAX Experience (Universal Pictures, February 2018); (6) Monster Hunt 2: The IMAX Experience (Edko Films, February 2018, China only); (7) Detective Chinatown 2: The IMAX Experience (WanDa Pictures, February 2018, China only); (8) Operation Red Sea: The IMAX Experience (Bona Film Group, February 2018, China only); (9) Marvel’s Black Panther: The IMAX Experience (Walt Disney Studios, February 2018); (10) Red Sparrow: The IMAX Experience (20th Century Fox, March 2018); (11) A Wrinkle in Time: The IMAX Experience (Walt Disney Studios, March 2018); (12) Tomb Raider: The IMAX Experience (Warner Bros. Pictures, March 2018); (13) Pacific Rim Uprising: The IMAX Experience (Warner Bros. Pictures, March 2018); (14) Ready Player One: The IMAX Experience (Warner Bros. Pictures, March 2018); (15) Rampage: The IMAX Experience (Warner Bros. Pictures, April 2018); (16) Avengers: Infinity War: The IMAX Experience (Walt Disney Studios, May 2018, most International markets - April 2018); (17) Deadpool 2: The IMAX Experience (20th Century Fox, May 2018, select markets only); (18) Solo: A Star Wars Story: The IMAX Experience (Walt Disney Studios, May 2018); (19) The Incredibles 2: The IMAX Experience (Walt Disney Studios, June 2018); (20) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: The IMAX Experience (Universal Pictures, June 2018); (21) Ant-Man and the Wasp: The IMAX Experience (Walt Disney Studios, June 2018, US markets - July 2018); (22) Mission Impossible: Fallout: The IMAX Experience (Paramount Pictures, July 2018); (23) Predator: The IMAX Experience (20th Century Fox, August 2018); (24) The Darkest Minds: The IMAX Experience (20th Century Fox, September 2018); (25) Robin Hood: The IMAX Experience (Lionsgate Entertainment Inc., September 2018); (26) Venom: The IMAX Experience (Sony Pictures Entertainment, October 2018); (27) X-Men: Dark Phoenix: The IMAX Experience (20th Century Fox, November 2018); (28) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: The IMAX Experience (Warner Bros. Pictures, November 2018); (29) Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2: The IMAX Experience (Walt Disney Studios, December 2018, select markets); (30) Alita: Battle Angel: An IMAX Experience (20th Century Fox, December 2018); and (31) Aquaman: The IMAX Experience (Warner Bros. Pictures, December 2018).

In addition, the Company in conjunction with Panda Productions will be releasing an IMAX original production, Pandas, in April 2018.

IMAX CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
In accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Three Months                                                                  Years Ended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ended December 31,                                                            Ended December 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2017                                     2016                                 2017                                 2016
Revenues
Equipment and product sales                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $                   39,700               $                 41,318             $                 103,294            $                 122,382
Services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               62,330                                 44,009                               195,594                              166,862
Rentals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21,138                                 18,777                               72,281                               77,315
Finance income                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2,384                                  2,509                                9,598                                9,500
Other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -                                      300                                  -                                    1,275
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       125,552                                106,913                              380,767                              377,334
Costs and expenses applicable to revenues
Equipment and product sales                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15,819                                 20,605                               48,172                               69,680
Services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               40,951                                 25,263                               120,629                              83,780
Rentals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8,634                                  5,719                                26,720                               21,086
Other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -                                      -                                    -                                    110
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       65,404                                 51,587                               195,521                              174,656
Gross margin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           60,148                                 55,326                               185,246                              202,678
Selling, general and administrative expenses                                                                                                                                                                                                                           25,329                                 32,039                               110,400                              124,745
                               (including share-based compensation expense of $4.2 million and $20.4 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017, respectively (2016 - expense of $8.0 million and $30.5 million, respectively))
Research and development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6,217                                  4,712                                20,855                               16,315
Amortization of intangibles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            837                                    542                                  3,019                                2,079
Receivable provisions, net of recoveries                                                                                                                                                                                                                               559                                    323                                  2,647                                954
(Impairment recoveries) asset impairments                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -                                      (1,000)                              1,225                                417
Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments                                                                                                                                                                                                           2,479                                  -                                    16,174                               -
Income from operations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 24,727                                 18,710                               30,926                               58,168
Interest income                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        266                                    273                                  1,027                                1,490
Interest expense                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (524)                                  (480)                                (1,942)                              (1,805)
Income from operations before income taxes                                                                                                                                                                                                                             24,469                                 18,503                               30,011                               57,853
Provision for income taxes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (15,905)                               (6,577)                              (16,790)                             (16,212)
Gain (loss) from equity-accounted investments, net of tax                                                                                                                                                                                                              134                                    150                                  (703)                                (2,321)
Net income                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             8,698                                  12,076                               12,518                               39,320
Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests                                                                                                                                                                                                             (3,867)                                (3,131)                              (10,174)                             (10,532)
Net income attributable to common shareholders                                                                                                                                                                                                     $                   4,831                $                 8,945              $                 2,344              $                 28,788
Net income per share attributable to common shareholders - basic and diluted:
Net income per share - basic                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $                   0.08                 $                 0.14               $                 0.04               $                 0.43
Net income per share - diluted                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $                   0.08                 $                 0.13               $                 0.04               $                 0.42
Weighted average number of shares outstanding (000’s):
                               Basic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   64,658                                 66,152                               65,380                               67,575
                               Fully Diluted                                                                                                                                                                                                                           64,790                                 66,950                               65,540                               68,263
Additional Disclosure:
Depreciation and amortization(1)                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $                   27,040               $                 12,306             $                 66,807             $                 46,485
(1) Includes $0.2 million and $0.6 million of amortization of deferred financing costs charged to interest expense for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017 (2016 - $0.1 million and $0.5 million, respectively).
IMAX CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
In accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
                                                                                                                             As at December 31,
                                                                                                                             2017                       2016
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                    $            158,725       $            204,759
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,613 (December 31, 2016 -- $1,250)                                       130,546                    96,349
Financing receivables                                                                                                                     129,494                    122,125
Inventories                                                                                                                               30,788                     42,121
Prepaid expenses                                                                                                                          7,549                      6,626
Film assets                                                                                                                               5,026                      16,522
Property, plant and equipment                                                                                                             276,781                    245,415
Other assets                                                                                                                              26,757                     33,195
Deferred income taxes                                                                                                                     30,708                     20,779
Other intangible assets                                                                                                                   31,211                     30,416
Goodwill                                                                                                                                  39,027                     39,027
Total assets                                                                                                                 $            866,612       $            857,334
Liabilities
Bank indebtedness                                                                                                            $            25,357        $            27,316
Accounts payable                                                                                                                          24,235                     19,990
Accrued and other liabilities                                                                                                             100,140                    93,208
Deferred revenue                                                                                                                          113,270                    90,266
Total liabilities                                                                                                                         263,002                    230,780
Commitments and contingencies
Non-controlling interests                                                                                                                 1,353                      4,980
Shareholders’ equity
Capital stock common shares -- no par value. Authorized -- unlimited number.
64,902,201 -- issued and 64,695,550 -- outstanding (December 31, 2016 -- 66,224,467 -- issued and 66,159,902 -- outstanding)              445,797                    439,213
Less: Treasury stock, 206,651 shares at cost (December 31, 2016 -- 64,565)                                                                (5,133)                    (1,939)
Other equity                                                                                                                              175,300                    177,304
Accumulated deficit                                                                                                                       (87,592)                   (47,366)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss                                                                                                      (626)                      (5,200)
Total shareholders’ equity attributable to common shareholders                                                                            527,746                    562,012
Non-controlling interests                                                                                                                 74,511                     59,562
Total shareholders’ equity                                                                                                                602,257                    621,574
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity                                                                                   $            866,612       $            857,334
IMAX CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
In accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
                                                                                                    Years Ended December 31,
                                                                                                    2017               2016
Cash provided by (used in):
Operating Activities
Net income                                                                                          $        12,518    $        39,320
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operations:
                                       Depreciation and amortization                                         66,807             46,485
                                       Write-downs, net of recoveries                                        29,568             5,940
                                       Change in deferred income taxes                                       (4,017)            4,940
                                       Stock and other non-cash compensation                                 24,075             31,586
                                       Unrealized foreign currency exchange (gain) loss                      (502)              462
                                       Loss from equity-accounted investments                                306                2,685
                                       Gain on non-cash contribution to equity-accounted investees           397                (364)
Investment in film assets                                                                                    (34,645)           (22,308)
Changes in other non-cash operating assets and liabilities                                                   (9,141)            (30,874)
                                       Net cash provided by operating activities                             85,366             77,872
Investing Activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment                                                                    (24,143)           (15,278)
Investment in joint revenue sharing equipment                                                                (42,634)           (42,910)
Investment in new business ventures                                                                          (1,606)            (1,911)
Acquisition of other intangible assets                                                                       (5,214)            (4,787)
                                       Net cash used in investing activities                                 (73,597)           (64,886)
Financing Activities
Repayment of bank indebtedness                                                                               (2,000)            (2,000)
Repurchase of common shares                                                                                  (46,140)           (116,518)
Settlement of restricted share units and options                                                             (20,331)           (17,889)
Exercise of stock options                                                                                    16,668             13,113
Treasury stock repurchased for future settlement of restricted share units                                   (5,133)            (1,996)
Taxes withheld and paid on employee stock awards vested                                                      (600)              (528)
Taxes paid on secondary sales and repatriation dividend                                                      -                  (2,443)
Issuance of subsidiary shares to non-controlling interests - private offering                                -                  2,479
                                       Net cash used in financing activities                                 (57,536)           (125,782)
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash                                                                     (267)              106
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents during year                                                            (46,034)           (112,690)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year                                                                 204,759            317,449
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year                                                              $        158,725   $        204,759

IMAX CORPORATION SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA In accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (in thousands of U.S. dollars)

The Company has four primary reporting groups identified by nature of product sold or service provided: (1) Network Business, representing variable revenue generated by box-office results and which includes the reportable segments of IMAX DMR and contingent rent from the JRSAs and IMAX systems segments; (2) Theater Business, representing revenue generated by the sale and installation of theater systems and maintenance services, primarily related to the IMAX Systems and Theater System Maintenance reportable segments, and also includes fixed hybrid revenues and upfront installation costs from the JRSA segment; (3) New Business, which includes content licensing and distribution fees associated with our original content investments, virtual reality initiatives, IMAX Home Entertainment, and other business initiatives that are in the development and/or start-up phase, and (4) Other; which includes the film post-production and distribution segments and certain IMAX theaters that the Company owns and operates, camera rentals and other miscellaneous items.

                                                                          Three Months              Years Ended
                                                                          Ended December 31,        Ended December 31,
                                                                              2017         2016     2017          2016
Revenue(1)
Network Business
       IMAX DMR                                                           $   31,717   $   27,636   $   108,853   $   106,403
       Joint revenue sharing arrangements - contingent rent                   20,741       18,506       70,444        73,500
       IMAX systems - contingent rent                                         1,317        1,466        3,890         4,644
                                                                              53,775       47,608       183,187       184,547
Theater Business
       IMAX systems
       Sales and sales-type leases                                            31,675       31,002       79,853        89,525
       Ongoing fees and finance income                                        2,650        2,551        10,494        11,359
       Joint revenue sharing arrangements - fixed fees                        5,582        5,967        10,118        17,913
       Theater system maintenance                                             11,924       10,399       45,383        40,430
       Other theater                                                          3,696        3,100        9,145         10,888
                                                                              55,527       53,019       154,993       170,115
New Business                                                                  13,014       25           24,522        626
Other
       Film distribution and post-production                                  1,803        4,346        13,172        14,127
       Other                                                                  1,433        1,915        4,893         7,919
                                                                              3,236        6,261        18,065        22,046
Total                                                                     $   125,552  $   106,913  $   380,767   $   377,334
Gross margin
Network Business
       IMAX DMR                                                           $   19,211   $   16,798   $   71,789    $   69,196
       Joint revenue sharing arrangements - contingent rent                   14,066       13,085       47,337        54,705
       IMAX systems - contingent rent                                         1,317        1,466        3,890         4,644
                                                                              34,594       31,349       123,016       128,545
Theater Business
       IMAX systems
       Sales and sales-type leases                                            19,449       17,993       47,639        44,788
       Ongoing fees and finance income                                        2,513        2,381        10,095        10,660
                         Joint revenue sharing arrangements - fixed fees      1,462        2,036        2,349         5,132
Theater system maintenance                                                    4,969        3,453        18,275        13,660
       Other theater                                                          883          937          1,965         1,930
                                                                              29,276       26,800       80,323        76,170
New Business                                                                  (2,744)      (1,338)      (16,176)      (2,199)
Other
       Film distribution and post-production                                  (744)        (2,210)      (1,006)       (180)
       Other                                                                  (234)        725          (911)         342
                                                                              (978)        (1,485)      (1,917)       162
Total                                                                     $   60,148   $   55,326   $   185,246   $   202,678

IMAX CORPORATION OTHER INFORMATION (in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

In this release, the Company presents adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders, adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility and Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility excluding "Marvel’s Inhumans" as supplemental measures of performance of the Company, which are not recognized under U.S. GAAP.

The Company presents adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share because it believes that they are important supplemental measures of its comparable controllable operating performance and it wants to ensure that its investors fully understand the impact of stock-based compensation (net of any related tax impact) and non-recurring charges on net income. In addition, the Company presents adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share because it believes that they are important supplemental measures of its comparable financial results. Without the presentation of these adjusted presentation measures the Company believes it could potentially distort the analysis of trends in business performance, and it wants to ensure that its investors fully understand the impact of net income attributable to non-controlling interests, its stock-based and non-recurring charges in determining net income attributable to common shareholders. Management uses these measures to review operating performance on a comparable basis from period to period. However, these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts reported by other companies. Adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net income and net income attributable to common shareholders and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

The Company is required to maintain a minimum level of "EBITDA", as such term is defined in the Company’s credit agreement (and which is referred to herein as "Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility" or "Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility excluding Marvel’s Inhumans", as the credit agreement includes additional adjustments beyond interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization). Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility and Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility excluding "Marvel’s Inhumans" (each as defined below) should not be construed as substitutes for net income, operating income or other operating performance measures that are determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The Company believes that EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility and Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility excluding Marvel’s Inhumans are relevant and useful information widely used by analysts, investors and other interested parties in the Company’s industry.

                                                                                                                             Quarter Ended               Year Ended                     Year Ended
                                                                                                                             December 31, 2017           December 31, 2017          (1) December 31, 2016
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
Net income                                                                                                                   $                 8,698     $                 12,518       $                 39,320
Add (subtract):
                Provision for income taxes                                                                                                     15,905                      16,790                         16,212
                Interest expense, net of interest income                                                                                       258                         915                            315
                Depreciation and amortization, including film asset amortization                                                               26,900                      66,245                         45,953
                EBITDA                                                                                                                         51,761                      96,468                         101,800
                Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments                                                                   2,479                       16,174
                Stock and other non-cash compensation                                                                                          4,802                       23,718                         31,586
                Write-downs, net of recoveries including asset impairments and                                                                 3,948                       24,015                         5,940
                receivable provisions
                (Gain) loss from equity accounted investments                                                                                  (134)                       703                            2,321
                Adjusted EBITDA before non-controlling interests                                                                               62,856                      161,078                        141,647
                Adjusted EBITDA attributable to non-controlling interests(2)                                                                   (7,055)                     (22,927)                       (19,743)
                Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility                                                                          $                 55,801    $                 138,151*     $                 121,904
                Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility, excluding impact from "Marvel’s Inhumans"                               $                 42,361    $                 126,158*     $                 121,904
                Adjusted revenues attributable to common shareholders (3)                                                    $                 113,285   $                 340,460      $                 339,868
                Adjusted EBITDA margin, excluding impact from "Marvel’s Inhumans"                                                              37.4    %                   37.1     %                     35.9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 %
*               Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility of $138.2 million includes the impact of the Company’s investment in "Marvel’s Inhumans", which resulted in a $13.0 million loss. However, as permitted by the Credit Facility, this loss was offset by addbacks of $13.3 million and $11.7 million for amortization and impairment charges, respectively, relating to the investment, the net effect of which was to increase Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility by $12.0 million. This investment represents the Company’s first foray into a commercial television property, and therefore the Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility metric presented above may not be reflective of the Company’s typical operational activity. Further, the Company does not yet know whether it will make similar investments in the future. As a result, the Company is also presenting Adjusted EBITDA per Credit Facility excluding the impact of "Marvel’s Inhumans" to better facilitate comparisons to prior and future periods.
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(1)             Ratio of funded debt calculated using twelve months ended EBITDA.
(2)             The Adjusted EBITDA calculation specified for purpose of the minimum Adjusted EBITDA covenant excludes the reduction in Adjusted EBITDA from the Company’s non-controlling interests.
(3)                                                    Quarter Ended              Year Ended                  Year Ended
                                                       December 31, 2017          December 31, 2017           December 31, 2016
    Total revenues                                                 $    125,552                $    380,767                $    377,334
    Greater China revenues                             $    38,339                $    126,474                $    118,532
    Non-controlling interest ownership percentage (4)       32.00%                     31.87%                      31.61%
    Deduction for non-controlling interest share                        (12,268)                    (40,307)                    (37,466)
    of revenues
    Adjusted revenues attributable to common                       $    113,285                $    340,460                $    339,868
    shareholders
(4) Weighted average ownership percentage for change in non-controlling interest share

IMAX CORPORATION OTHER INFORMATION (in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Per Share Calculations - Quarter Ended December 31, 2017 vs. 2016:

The Company reported net income of $8.7 million or $0.13 per basic and diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 as compared to net income of $12.1 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2016.

Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 includes a $4.9 million charge or $0.08 per diluted share (2016 -- $8.0 million or $0.13 per diluted share) for stock-based compensation and a $2.5 million charge, or $0.04 per diluted share for exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments (2016 - $nil). In the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company also recognized a $9.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, non-recurring tax charge as the Company re-measured its deferred tax assets and liabilities as of the date of enactment of the recently passed U.S Tax Act.

Adjusted net income, which consists of net income excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments, the related tax impact of these adjustments, and tax charge from the provisional re-measurement of U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities given changes enacted by the Tax Act was $25.7 million or $0.40 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 as compared to adjusted net income of $17.7 million or $0.27 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2016.

The Company reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $4.8 million, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 (2016 -- $8.9 million, or $0.14 per basic and $0.13 per diluted share).

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders, which consists of net income attributable to common shareholders excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments, the related tax impact of these adjustments, and tax charge from the provisional re-measurement of U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities given changes enacted by the Tax Act, was $21.8 million or $0.34 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 as compared to adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of $14.5 million or $0.22 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2016.

A reconciliation of net income and net income attributable to common shareholders, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, to adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share is presented in the table below:

                                                                                         Quarter Ended December 31,
                                                                                         2017                          2016
                                                                                         Net Income     Diluted EPS    Net Income     Diluted EPS
Reported net income                                                                      $     8,698    $     0.13     $     12,076   $     0.18   (1)
Adjustments:
                            Stock-based compensation                                           4,857          0.08           8,038          0.13
                            Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments       2,479          0.04           -              -
                            Tax impact on items listed above                                   360            0.01           (2,389)        (0.04)
                            Impact of enactment of U.S. Tax Act                                9,323          0.14           -              -
Adjusted net income                                                                            25,717         0.40           17,725         0.27   (1)
                            Net income attributable to non-controlling interests               (3,867)        (0.06)         (3,131)        (0.05)
                            Stock-based compensation (net of tax of less than $0.1
                            million and less than $0.1 million, respectively)                  (76)           -              (112)          -
                            Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments
                            (net of tax of $nil)                                               (2)            -              -              -
Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders                                  $     21,772   $     0.34     $     14,482   $     0.22   (1)
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding                                                                   64,790                        66,950

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Per Share Calculations - Year Ended December 31, 2017 vs. 2016:

The Company reported net income of $12.5 million or $0.19 per basic and diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2017 as compared to net income of $39.3 million, or $0.58 per basic and diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2016.

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2017 includes a $22.7 million charge or $0.35 per diluted share (2016 -- $30.5 million or $0.45 per diluted share) for stock-based compensation and a $16.2 million charge, or $0.25 per diluted share for exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments (2016 - $nil). In 2017, the Company also recognized a $9.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, non-recurring tax charge as the Company re-measured its deferred tax assets and liabilities as of the date of enactment of the recently passed Tax Act.

Adjusted net income, which consists of net income excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments, the related tax impact of these adjustments, and tax charge from the provisional re-remeasurement of U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities given changes enacted by the Tax Act, was $51.5 million or $0.79 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2017 as compared to adjusted net income of $61.1 million or $0.90 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2016.

The Company reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $2.3 million, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2017 (2016 -- $28.8 million, or $0.43 per basic share and $0.42 per diluted share).

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders, which consists of net income attributable to common shareholders excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments, the related tax impact of these adjustments, and tax charge from the provisional re-remeasurement of U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities given changes enacted by the Tax Act, was $40.5 million or $0.62 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2017 as compared to adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of $50.0 million or $0.73 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2016.

A reconciliation of net income and net income attributable to common shareholders, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, to adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted share is presented in the table below:

                                                                                         Year Ended December 31,
                                                                                         2017                           2016
                                                                                         Net Income      Diluted EPS    Net Income      Diluted EPS
Reported net income                                                                      $     12,518    $     0.19     $     39,320    $     0.58
Adjustments:
                            Stock-based compensation                                           22,653          0.35           30,523          0.45
                            Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments       16,174          0.25           -               -
                            Tax impact on items listed above                                   (9,218)         (0.14)         (8,783)         (0.13)
                            Impact of enactment of U.S. Tax Act                                9,323           0.14           -               -
Adjusted net income                                                                            51,450          0.79           61,060          0.90
                            Net income attributable to non-controlling interests               (10,174)        (0.16)         (10,532)        (0.16)
                            Stock-based compensation (net of tax of $0.2 million,
                            and $0.2 million, respectively)                                    (620)           (0.01)         (533)           (0.01)
                            Exit costs, restructuring charges and associated impairments
                            (net of tax of $0.1 million)                                       (181)           -              -               -
Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders                                  $     40,475    $     0.62     $     49,995    $     0.73
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding                                                                    65,540                         68,263

Free Cash Flow:

Free cash flow is defined as cash provided by operating activities minus cash used in investing activities (from the consolidated statements of cash flows). Cash provided by operating activities consist of net income, plus depreciation and amortization, plus the change in deferred income taxes, plus other non-cash items, plus changes in working capital, less investment in film assets, plus other changes in operating assets and liabilities. Cash used in investing activities includes capital expenditures, acquisitions and other cash used in investing activities. Management views free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure, as a measure of the Company’s after-tax cash flow available to reduce debt, add to cash balances, and fund other financing activities. Free cash flow does not represent residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. A reconciliation of cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow is presented in the table below:

                                           For the              For the
                                           Three months ended   Twelve months ended
                                           December 31, 2017    December 31, 2017
Net cash provided by operating activities  $         21,947     $         85,366
Net cash used in investing activities                (16,264)             (73,597)
Net cash flow                              $         5,683      $         11,769

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