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Corus entertainment inc an investment perspective may 2003

Corus Entertainment Inc. – An Investment Perspective

May 2003

CONFIDENTIAL


Safe harbour disclosure

Safe Harbour Disclosure

Certain statements included in this presentation constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following: the impact of conditions in the entertainment, information and communications industries; risks associated with the economic, political and regulatory policies of local governments and laws and policies of Canada; the potential impact of increased competition in the Company’s markets; and other factors which are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Corus entertainment inc an investment perspective may 2003

(C$ in Millions)

Radio

Television

Content

2002 Revenue: $211 million

EBITDA: $53 million

2002 Revenue: $285 million

EBITDA: $90 million

2002 Revenue: $160 million

EBITDA: $19 million

Executive Summary

Company Overview (1)

2002 Revenue: $653 million(2) EBITDA: $156 million(3)

  • Cable Networks (ownership %)

    • YTV (100%)

    • Country Music Television (CMT) (80%)

    • Women’s Television Network (W) (100%)

    • Treehouse (100%)

    • Telelatino (51%)

    • TELETOON (40%) joint control

    • Food Network (20%)

    • The Locomotion Channel (50%)

    • Discovery Kids (54%)

    • The Documentary Channel (53%)

    • Scream TV (51%)

    • Edge TV (100%)

  • Premium Cable Networks

    • Movie Central (100%)

    • Encore (100%)

  • Other

    • 3 Local Stations (100%)

    • Media Services (100%)

    • Max Trax (100%)

  • 50 Radio Stations (33 FM, 17 AM)

    • Vancouver (2 FM, 2 AM)

    • Calgary (2 FM, 1 AM)

    • Edmonton (2 FM, 2 AM)

    • Other Alberta (2 FM)

    • Winnipeg (1 FM, 1 AM)

    • Toronto (2 FM, 1 AM)

    • Other Ontario (14 FM, 6 AM)

    • Montreal (3 FM, 2 AM)

    • Other Quebec (5 FM, 2 AM)

  • Production & Distribution

    • Franklin

    • Babar

    • Rolie Polie Olie

    • Bob & Margaret

    • Medabots

    • Little Bear

    • Beyblade

    • Berenstain Bears

    • Others

  • Merchandising

  • Publishing - Kids Can Press

  • Recent Developments

  • Sold 2 Oshawa stations

  • Facility consolidation now completed

  • Established in-house marketing arm, Deep Sky

  • Power increase granted in Kitchener & Barrie

  • Applied for FM frequency in Montreal

  • Recent Developments

  • Sold Klutz for US$43mm with earnout potential of additional US$31mm

  • Restructured Nelvana and combined operation with Television

  • Reduced production slate from annual level of 250 episodes to 150

  • Recent Developments

  • Acquired 50% interest in Locomotion Channel

  • Sold 70% interest in Country Canada

  • Sold Sound Products & DMX Commercial

  • Introduced SVOD in Western Canada

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(1) Fiscal year ending 8/31/02, pro forma for the library write-off at Nelvana.

(2)Includes ($3.2) million of intercompany eliminations.

(3)Includes ($4.9) million of Corporate EBITDA and ($0.5) million of eliminations.


Corus entertainment inc an investment perspective may 2003

Executive Summary

Execution and Strategy

  • Corus has achieved its goal of achieving critical mass by consolidating radio and specialty television. Currently, the Company’s focus is on the consolidation and integration of the assets it has assembled. Over the next several years, Corus intends to:

    • Accelerate the Company's progress towards its goal of a 30% consolidated margin

    • Generate free cash flow of $20 million in 2003 and $50 million in 2004

    • Reposition Nelvana from a production-oriented company to one which is market driven leveraging its portfolio of international brands and selectively introducing new series with exceptional revenue potential

  • The Company’s future growth (24-36 months) will be primarily organic

    • Growth will continue from

      • Improved radio margins in Toronto and Montreal with the turnaround of 2 FM’s and 5 AM’s that have been repositioned

      • Strong growth in digital households driving pay networks, Max Trax and new digital networks

      • Upside potential at W and CMT behind improved programming

      • Merchandising opportunities of high potential Nelvana brands


Corus entertainment inc an investment perspective may 2003

Debt Reduction

Margin Improvements for 2003

Focus on Integration

Executive Summary

Execution and Strategy (Cont’d)

  • Hiring freeze in place, salaries frozen for all high income personnel

    • Headcount reduction at Nelvana of 200

  • Scale back new media initiatives, reduce infrastructure costs

  • Reduce costs or exit new digital channels if necessary

  • Generate free cash flow of $20 million

  • Reduce capital expenditures by 50%

  • Reduce cash burn at Nelvana to zero

  • Potential divestiture of non core regional Quebec radio stations

  • Television and Content have been combined to increase operational and strategic efficiencies

  • Increase national radio sales revenue through creation of Deep Sky

  • Combined radio and TV operations in Central Ontario, consolidation of small market radio stations in Ontario

  • Eliminate redundant real estate locations and combine for operating effectiveness


Corus entertainment inc an investment perspective may 2003

Executive Summary

2003 Challenges

Corus’ core operations of Radio and Television are expected to continue to perform well while the Company is addressing Nelvana and slowing digital subscriber growth

Challenge

Action Plan

Television

Radio

Content


Financial metrics

Financial Metrics

  • Long term consolidated performance goals

    • Revenue growth of 8- 9%

    • EBITDA growth of 10 – 15%

    • EBITDA margins of 25% in 2003 & 30% long-term

      • TV35 – 40%

      • Radio30 – 35%

      • Content15 – 20%

    • Stronger internal focus on cash flow growth

    • Target normalized total leverage of 3.0x – 3.5x


We have aggressively managed our assets

We Have Aggressively Managed our Assets

  • Decisive action to respond to economic downturn in 2001

    • Three part action plan

      • Reduce debt by $100 - $150 million

      • Improve margins towards goal of 30%

      • Focus on integration of our assets

  • Reduced headcount – down 18%

    • Radio

    • TV

    • Content

  • Consolidate 4 accounting platforms to one

  • Developing one corporate wide culture as we integrate our acquisitions


Second quarter segmented results

Second Quarter Segmented Results


Second quarter year to date segmented results

Second Quarter Year-to-Date Segmented Results


Investment summary

Investment Summary

  • We are on track to deliver 10% EBITDA growth in Radio & TV

  • We are on track to neutral cash burn at Nelvana

  • We continue to deliver the best Canadian operating margins in Radio & TV

  • We trade at a discount to our Canadian peers

  • Nelvana issues are behind us

  • Canadian ad market remains strong


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