AMC Entertainment records strong Q1 earnings despite pandemic

AMC Entertainment records strong Q1 earnings despite pandemic

AMC Entertainment, a leading theater chain, has reported excellent first-quarter earnings. The company’s revenue in March exceeded Wall Street expectations, with sales reaching $954 million, up 20% from the previous year. In addition, AMC’s losses narrowed by $102 million to $235 million, with an adjusted EPS of 17 cents per share, exceeding expectations.

AMC’s CEO, Adam Aron, is optimistic about the company’s future, stating that it may take a few more years for the industry box office to recover from the pandemic. However, he believes that the company’s ability to raise additional capital will be crucial to its success during this extended recovery period. AMC will continue to work hard to position itself for long-term success, he added.

The company is set to appear in the Delaware Chancery Court in late June for a hearing that will determine whether AMC will be able to sell shares and raise cash.

According to Aron, the first quarter of 2023 and the fourth quarter of 2022 marked the first two consecutive quarters of positive adjusted EBITDA since March of 2020. This is a testament to the ongoing recovery in the industry-wide box office, he said.

The success is attributed to the high theater attendance of 48 million, driven by popular movies such as Avatar: The Way Of Water, Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, Creed III, Scream VI, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, and John Wick Chapter 4. Aron believes that the demand for movies is still high, and the company’s strong Q1 earnings are just the beginning of what’s to come in the remainder of the year.

In conclusion, AMC Entertainment’s Q1 earnings are a positive sign for the company and the industry as a whole. Despite the pandemic, the company has managed to record impressive growth, and it is optimistic about its future. AMC is committed to preserving its agility and remaining on its recovery trajectory, as it works towards long-term success.


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