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1 Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.

2 What does this company do? Lions Gate is the top producer and distributor of independent films. Lions Gate is the top producer and distributor of independent films. Engages in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand, and music content. Engages in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand, and music content.

3 History of the company Founded: 1997 by Investment Banker Frank Giustra. Founded: 1997 by Investment Banker Frank Giustra. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. By end of 1997: Giustra had acquired Cineplex Film Properties, Mandalay Television, and North Shore Studios. By end of 1997: Giustra had acquired Cineplex Film Properties, Mandalay Television, and North Shore Studios. 2000: Giustra was replaced with Jon Feltheimer who focused on assembling a library of film and TV titles. 2000: Giustra was replaced with Jon Feltheimer who focused on assembling a library of film and TV titles.

4 History Cont. 2001: Lions Gate joined with Artisan Entertainment and the two companies acquired distribution rights to the TV and film library of Kushner-Locke. 2001: Lions Gate joined with Artisan Entertainment and the two companies acquired distribution rights to the TV and film library of Kushner-Locke. 2002: the company sold its stake in Mandalay Pictures. 2002: the company sold its stake in Mandalay Pictures. 2003: With its purchase of Artisan Entertainment, the company dramatically increased the size of its film and TV library. 2003: With its purchase of Artisan Entertainment, the company dramatically increased the size of its film and TV library.

5 Products/Services Releases approx motion pictures theatrically per year Releases approx motion pictures theatrically per year Operations: Operations: –Artisan Entertainment- (Independent film production and distribution) –CinemaNow- (Online video-on-demand provider –Image Entertainment- Home video and DVD distribution) –Lionsgate Films- (Independent film production and distribution) –Lionsgate Studios- (Canadian production studios) –Lionsgate Television- (TV production) –Trimark Pictures- (low budget film distribution)

6 Products/Services Cont. Total Sales 2006= $951.2 million Total Sales 2006= $951.2 million LIBRARY: ~3,000 motion LIBRARY: ~3,000 motion picture titles and 2,500 television episodes/prog. Some selected titles: Some selected titles: –American Psycho (2002) –Crash (2005) –Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) –Monsters Ball (2001) –Dogma (1999) –Open Water (2004)

7 Subsidiary- Lions Gate Television Corp. Operates as Lions Gate Television and bills itself as a boutique production company. Operates as Lions Gate Television and bills itself as a boutique production company. Aims more for the smaller cable audiences than its media conglomerate-backed competitors. Aims more for the smaller cable audiences than its media conglomerate-backed competitors. Lions Gate Television believes that its low production costs and the programming needs of new cable channels provide the firm with a bright future. Lions Gate Television believes that its low production costs and the programming needs of new cable channels provide the firm with a bright future produced more than 90 hours of programming produced more than 90 hours of programming

8 Lions Gate Entertainment Corp: Location of Operation/Profits Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver Sales- $951.2 million 2006 Sales- $951.2 million 1-Year Sales Growth- 12.9% 1-Year Sales Growth- 12.9% 2006 Net Income- $6.1 million 2006 Net Income- $6.1 million 1-Year Net Income Growth- 69.9% 1-Year Net Income Growth- 69.9% Source: Hoovers

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10 Possible Reasons for the Stock Performance? The drastic increase in stock performance seen around Sept. 22 was likely due to the fact that Lionsgate shares had reached a new 52-week high that day. The drastic increase in stock performance seen around Sept. 22 was likely due to the fact that Lionsgate shares had reached a new 52-week high that day. The decrease in stock price shortly after could possibly be in part due to the anticipated releasing of Lionsgates new motion picture Employee of the Month. Recent reports state that Jessica Simpson is one of the most overexposed celebrities out there today- which could have an impact on how many people plan to see the film, thus negatively affecting stock prices. The decrease in stock price shortly after could possibly be in part due to the anticipated releasing of Lionsgates new motion picture Employee of the Month. Recent reports state that Jessica Simpson is one of the most overexposed celebrities out there today- which could have an impact on how many people plan to see the film, thus negatively affecting stock prices.

11 Lions Gate Entertainment is an excellent stock because… Stock Rating Summary Stock Rating Summary Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., a small-cap value company in the consumer services sector, is expected to outperform the market over the next six months with very low risk. (msn money) Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., a small-cap value company in the consumer services sector, is expected to outperform the market over the next six months with very low risk. (msn money) (10 is the best possible rating.) (10 is the best possible rating.) Source: :msn money

12 …Continued –In the past year, earnings growth has accelerated moderately compared to earnings growth in the past three years. –The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. –Previous day's closing price for LGF was slightly above its 50-day moving average. Source: msn money –Lionsgate is an excellent stock because it is a successfully run, independent company that is anticipated to outperform the market over the next six months.

13 Why did we chose Lions Gate? Interest: This company was of interest to all of us because it is in the movie industry, which we all were drawn to. We know of many Lions Gate motion pictures. The Company: This is a successful, independent company that conducts itself in a different, yet effective way. It knows how to spend very little, yet earn a lot. Through our findings, it seemed to be a very good company to invest stocks in.


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