AMC Entertainment, the largest U.S. theater chain, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of -$6.21 a share, compared with a loss of -13 cents a share in the year-earlier quarter. The adjusted loss was -$3.15 a share, compared to analysts’ expectation of -$3.24.
Revenue fell to $162.5 million, compared to $1.45 billion a year earlier. Analysts polled by Factset had forecast $142.3 million.
As of Dec. 31, AMC had been operating 67%, of its U.S. theaters at capacities of 20% to 40%. In its international business, it was 30% of its theaters at limited capacities.
Since March 2020, AMC raised about $2.2 billion of cash by selling debt and equity, secured more than $1 billion of concessions from creditors and landlords, raised more than $80 million by selling assets, and had $600 million of notes converted to equity.