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Redbox parent Coinstar released its Q4 2010 financials, and while the numbers were not as high as previously expected, the quarter still saw solid growth. Among other interesting numbers revealed was the fact that Redbox passed the 30,000 kiosk mark in late 2010.

Redbox revenue in Q4 was up 38% over 2009 and reached $319.6 million. Overall Coinstar revenue topped 2009 by 39%, reaching $1.43 billion.

Coinstar CEO Paul Davis offered the following on his company’s latest financials:

“We grew our fourth quarter revenue 31% over the prior year, and while this was not in line with our expectations, we still delivered $2.03 in earnings per share for the full year . . . We have taken definitive steps to correct the issues we encountered with our Redbox business in the fourth quarter and will be tracking progress closely. We remain optimistic about our core businesses as well as future opportunities with new automated retail concepts, and we are committed to driving continued profitable growth.”

Davis also gave some words of warning to studios (here’s looking at you, Warner) that would like to lengthen the delay windows they currently impose on Redbox. Said Davis:

“If it ever got to the point where it was too over the line, we could leverage the First-sale doctrine,”

Long-time Insiders will remember that Redbox has already leveraged the FSD in the past, when its supply of new releases was being throttled by the Hollywood Three. Will those dark days be coming back?

(via Home Media Magazine)

39 Responses to “Redbox Passes 30,000 Kiosks, Warns Against Longer Delay Windows”

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    How do I cancel my account? I searched your entire site and no way to contact you…

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    UBM [visitor]

    Good for Coinstar!
    They should fight back, and fight hard.
    Just because WB thinks that they should make $15 a disc,
    whether at sale through or rental, doesn’t mean it should be so.

    I see a future where Warner’s pushes for higher prices and higher
    delays, and cosnumers push back by boycotting their product.
    it’s that simple.

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    Carson [visitor]

    That would be cool if they started with the FSD again…

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    will [visitor]

    I’m sure Warners would be more than happy to see Redbox invoke the first-sale doctrine, as would the other studios, as they’d make far more money per disc than under the more favorable terms available to Redbox under the 28-day window.

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      John Small [visitor]

      They can threaten all they want but Coinstar knows full well that it would cost them way too much to actually do it.

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      Firstlawofnature [visitor]

      Gee then what leverage did redbox have a year ago when the 28 day deals were struck?

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        John Small [visitor]


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        Firstlawofnature [visitor]

        So why did they ‘only’ get 28 days? If redbox had no leverage surely the studios could have done better than that.

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          John Small [visitor]

          28 days seemed like a reasonable delay back then. The studios are reasonable and want to make money. They don’t respond well when a yappy dog like Redbox tries dictate terms to them though. An increased delay will increase income for the studios.

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          Firstlawofnature [visitor]

          You are such a tool. If redbox had no leverage then why would the studios accept only a ‘reasonable delay’ back then? If the studios had all the leverage then surely they would of been unreasonable and asked for far far more than 28 days.

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            John Small [visitor]

            No. The studios recognize that they can make money with Redbox. But Redbox is cannibalizing the rental industry. So they put a small window on them. Now they see that they can probably push that window farther and still make good money off Redbox. So they’ll do that too. They’ll bleed them until Redbox is dry.

            You don’t dump your big box office money maker into the dollar theatre on day one. Same thing goes with Redbox.

            I can see them pushing to 90 days. Redbox can still scrape up pennies and nickels from that point. No big money but enough to barely get by. They’ll ease them into it over a couple years.

            As an investment though, Redbox is done. Sell what you got or lose the rest.

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            Jimbo [visitor]

            I agree with John. Also if the delay increses the B&M video stores will benefit. My Family Video is already benefiting from the 30 day delay. Family Video is also expanding and opening new stores. You have to love the competition. It only benefits the consumer.

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            so true [visitor]

            A class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington on behalf of purchasers or other acquirers of Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) securities between October 28, 2010 and February 3, 2011, inclusive.

            Specifically, the Complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, Defendants materially misled the market to believe that: (i) Coinstar (CSTR) was operating according to plan; (ii) its revenues were not adversely affected by the 28-day delay imposed on the Company by several movie studios in late April 2010; (iii) the Company was effectively managing its inventory; and (iv) Coinstar maintained adequate systems of internal operational and financial controls, such that Coinstar’s public statements and reported guidance was true, accurate, and reliable.

            However, as alleged in the Complaint, the Company, actually had, among other things: (i) decreased sales to customers as a result of the 28-day delay; and (ii) poor inventory management and controls resulting in the removal of material amounts of old inventory and an overstock of higher priced Blue-ray DVDs. The Complaint alleges that as a result of these problems, on February 3, 2011, the Company reported that its financial results for its Fourth Quarter and full year 2010 results would be well below its previously announced guidance and analyst expectations. The Complaint further alleges that as a result of Defendants’ actions, plaintiff and the Class were damaged.

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            Firstlawofnature [visitor]

            Redbox either has leverage or it doesn’t. If it didn’t it would be bankrupt already. Redbox is far from done. Store economics don’t work anymore for anything but the strongest operators. Redbox is the new store. A discount store sure but it is a store.

            Define ‘done’ as an investment. I’ll bet you they are not done by any stretch.

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            John Small [visitor]

            Glad to see you continue to show your ignorance FLON. Never change big guy.

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            Firstlawofnature [visitor]

            There you go not answering direct questions again.

            Put your money where your mouth is. Define ‘done’. Do you mean bankrupt, losing money? What do you mean exactly?

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    Video Store Owner [visitor]

    Logistical nightmare to have to stock that inventory without buying directly from the studios, Ingram, or VPD.

    Also, much more expensive to stock the machines by invoking the FSD.

    The delay will put them under if it gets longer. Especially if the other holdout studios get on board and delay redbox.

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      John Small [visitor]

      Redbox is the cockroach and the studios have decided to exterminate it. Redbox is done.

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        Firstlawofnature [visitor]

        By when?

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          so true [visitor]

          significant inventory issues both in and out of its control — including 28-day embargoes and overstocking Blu-ray/DVD titles — contributed to Redbox posting a $17 million shortfall that is expected to mushroom to $30 million in the first quarter (ending March 31),

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            so true [visitor]

            Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Coinstar, Inc. – CSTR
            CSTR • Business Wire (Fri, 9:16pm)
            Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Coinstar, Inc.
            CSTR • Business Wire (Fri, 9:01pm)
            Charles H. Johnson & Associates Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Against Coinstar, Inc.
            CSTR • GlobeNewswire (Fri, 12:31pm)
            COINSTAR INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits
            CSTR • Edgar Online (Thu, 4:11pm)
            Coinstar, Inc. Announces 2010 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
            CSTR • PR Newswire (Thu, 4:01pm)

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            so true [visitor]

            Studios expected to lengthen windows in 2011 as well as new studios changing to windows. Failure to announce any streaming innitiative as promised for the last year first end of last year then the beginning of this year.

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            John Small [visitor]

            Investing in Coinstar is based on faith. The facts have nothing to do with it.

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            Firstlawofnature [visitor]

            Can you explain which investments are based on faith and which are not? Does an independent vid store owner need faith and belief in his or her business?

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            John Small [visitor]

            When you ignore the facts and continue to believe then you are going on faith alone.

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            Firstlawofnature [visitor]

            Like when you ignored the fact that redbox was profitable and generating cash right? You had faith that redbox was losing money when it in fact wasn’t. That was brilliant.

            How about the fact that all redbox customers are cheap, pathetic losers and that teenagers around the nation use to the term disparagingly to one another. Another fact.

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            so true [visitor]

            Does this seem like alot has to go right?

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            However, certain movie studios have changed or are changing and other movie studios could change their practices, including shortening or discontinuing altogether, or otherwise restricting, movie distribution windows, including simultaneous video-on-demand/digital downloads/online streaming and DVD releases or making video-on-demand/digital downloads/online streaming available prior to DVD release. For example, certain movie studios have made new release titles available on video-on-demand or for online purchase on the same date as the DVD release, and that certain movies will be made available via premium video-on-demand while they are still in theaters. Further, certain studios have implemented or announced their intention to implement policies to lengthen the time that certain video retailers, including those providing movies on physical formats, must wait before renting movies following their initial release on DVD to retailers. For example, our Redbox subsidiary has entered into arrangements with Warner Home Video, Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox that include delayed rental windows. Entering into these studio licensing arrangements that contain a delayed rental window may decrease consumer satisfaction and consumer demand, and we may lose consumers to our competitors that offer DVD titles without a delayed rental window. Any of these developments could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. For example, we believe that the 28-day delayed rental window of certain of our DVD titles during the holiday season negatively impacted our fourth quarter 2010 rental and financial results.

            If we do not manage our DVD inventory effectively, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.

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            Our business has in the past been, and may in the future continue to be, party to class actions, regulatory actions, investigations, arbitration, mediation and other legal proceedings. The outcome of such proceedings is often difficult to assess or quantify. Plaintiffs, regulatory bodies or other parties may seek very large or indeterminate amounts of money from us or substantial restrictions on our business activities, and the results, including the magnitude, of lawsuits, actions, settlements, decisions and investigations may remain unknown for substantial periods of time. The cost to defend, settle or otherwise finalize lawsuits, regulatory actions, investigations, arbitrations, mediations or other legal proceedings may be significant and such proceedings may divert management’s time. For example, in October 2009, an Illinois resident, Laurie Piechur, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a putative class action complaint against our Redbox subsidiary. The plaintiff alleges that, among other things, Redbox charges consumers illegal and excessive late fees in violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and other state statutes, and is seeking monetary damages and other relief as appropriate. Also, in January and February 2011, cases were brought purportedly on behalf of a class of persons who purchased or otherwise acquired our stock during the period, depending on the complaint, between as early as October 28, 2010 to as late as February 3, 2011. The plaintiffs allege that Coinstar violated federal securities laws during this period of time by, among other things, issuing false and misleading statements about current and prospective business and financial results. The plaintiffs claim that, as a result of these alleged wrongs, our stock price was artificially inflated during the purported class period, and are seeking unspecified compensatory damages, interest, an award of attorneys’ fees and costs, and injunctive relief. In addition, there may be adverse publicity associated with any such developments that could decrease consumer acceptance of our products and services. As a result, litigation, arbitration, mediation, regulatory actions or investigations involving us or our affiliates may adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.



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            If we cannot manage our growth effectively, we could experience a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations.

            We have experienced substantial growth in our business, particularly due to our acquisition and the rapid expansion of our Redbox subsidiary. This growth, including the integration of Redbox, has placed, and may continue to place, significant demands on our operational, financial and administrative infrastructure and our management. As our operations have grown in size, scope and complexity, we have focused on integrating, as appropriate, and improving and upgrading our systems and infrastructure, both those relating to providing attractive and efficient consumer products and services and those relating to our administration and internal systems, processes and controls. For example, management has had to adapt to and provide for oversight of a more decentralized organization as Redbox’s operations have remained primarily in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, while Coinstar’s corporate headquarters and coin operations have remained in Bellevue, Washington. This integration and expansion of our administration, processes, systems and infrastructure have required us to commit and will continue to cause us to commit, substantial financial, operational and technical resources to managing our business. Further, our growth could strain our ability to maintain popular and reliable product and service levels for our consumers, develop and improve our operational, financial and management controls in a timely and efficient manner, enhance our reporting systems and processes as may be required, and recruit, train and retain highly-skilled personnel. Also, while we believe that the total addressable market for DVD kiosks is large, we cannot be certain about its size, the most effective plan for locating kiosks, or the optimum market density. Because of our limited operating history and because the DVD kiosk market and our business model for DVD Services is rapidly evolving, we have limited data and track records for predicting kiosk and market performance in future periods. As a result, we may make errors in predicting and reacting to relevant business trends, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. For example, we may, among other things, over-install kiosks in certain geographic areas leading to non-accretive installations.

            Managing our growth will require significant expenditures and allocation of valuable management and operational resources. If we fail to achieve the necessary level of efficiency in our organization as we continue to integrate Redbox and otherwise appropriately grow business lines, our business, operating results and financial condition could be harmed.

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            As of December 31, 2010, $150.0 million and $173.1 million was recorded on our Consolidated Balance Sheets for our revolving credit facility and convertible debt agreements, respectively. We may generally prepay amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facility without premium or penalty. The revolving credit facility bears interest at variable rates determined by prevailing interest rates and our leverage ratio. As a result, our costs of borrowing are exposed to risks of fluctuations in interest rates, as well as our financial condition and operating results, which affect our leverage ratio. Loans made pursuant to the revolving credit facility are secured by a first priority security interest in substantially all of our assets and substantially all of the assets of our domestic subsidiaries, as well as a pledge of a substantial portion of our subsidiaries’ capital stock.

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            The $200.0 million in aggregate principal amount of our 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2014 (the “Notes”) bear interest semi-annually, payable March 1 and September 1 of each year. If a fundamental change occurs under the indenture governing the Notes, holders of the Notes may require us to repurchase, for cash, all or a portion of their Notes. In addition, upon satisfaction of certain conversion conditions (including conditions outside of our control, such as market price or trading price) and proper conversion of the Notes by a holder, we will be required to make cash payments of up to $1,000 for each $1,000 in principal amount of such Notes (as well as deliver shares of our common stock if applicable). For example, at December 31, 2010, our Notes became convertible in and for the first quarter of 2011 at the option of each holder because the closing sale price of our common stock for 20 or more trading days in a period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the last trading day of the fourth quarter of 2010 exceeded 130% of the applicable conversion price. Depending on the timing of payment requirements, we may not have sufficient funds to pay interest on, carry out the fundamental change repurchase obligations relating to, or make the payments (including cash) due upon conversion of, the Notes.

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            Upon satisfaction of certain conversion conditions (including conditions outside of our control, such as market price or trading price) and proper conversion of the Notes by a holder, we may be required to deliver shares of our common stock to a converting holder. For each $1,000 principal amount of Notes converted, a holder receives an amount in cash equal to $1,000, and, if the conversion value (as determined by the terms of the indenture) exceeds $1,000, the holder will also receive a number of shares of our common stock based on the excess conversion value. The number of shares of common stock potentially to be issued upon conversion of the Notes increases as the market price of our common stock increases during the conversion value measurement period. If shares of our common stock are issued due to conversion of some or all of the Notes, the ownership interests of existing stockholders would be diluted. Further, any sales in the public market of any shares of common stock issued upon conversion or hedging or arbitrage trading activity that develops due to the potential conversion of the Notes could adversely affect prevailing market prices of our common stock. At December 31, 2010, our Notes became convertible in and for the first quarter of 2011 at the option of each holder.

            If we cannot execute on our strategy and offer new automated retail products and services, our business could suffer.

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            the market and establish third-party relationships necessary to develop and commercialize such product and service offerings. We are exploring new businesses to enter, and new products and services to offer. We may invest in other companies offering automated retail services, such as our investment in ecoATM, a company that provides an automated eCycling station that captures, tracks and recycles mobile devices, or we may seek to grow businesses organically, such as our coffee kiosk pilot program, or we may seek to offer new products on our current kiosks, such as video games on the DVD kiosk, or new Coin-to-Commerce products on our Coin kiosk. Any new business opportunity may have its own unique risks related to operations, finances, intellectual property, technology, legal and regulatory issues, or other challenges, for which we may have limited or no prior experience. In addition, if we fail to timely establish or maintain relationships with significant retailers and suppliers, we may not be able to provide our consumers with desirable new products and services. Further, in order to develop and commercialize new products and services, we will need to enhance the capabilities of our DVD and coin-counting kiosks or create new kiosks, as well as adapt our related networks and systems through appropriate technological solutions, and establish market acceptance of such products or services. We cannot assure you that new products or services that we provide will be successful.

            Competitive pressures could seriously harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

            Our DVD Services business faces competition from many other providers, including those using other distribution channels, having more experience, greater or more appealing inventory, better financing, and better relationships with those in the movie industry, than we have, including:

            • mail-delivery and online retailers, like Netflix or Amazon;

            • traditional video retailers, like Blockbuster and other local and regional video stores, and other DVD kiosk businesses, like NCR

            • other retailers like Walmart and other chain stores selling DVDs;

            • cable, satellite, and telecommunications providers, like Comcast;

            • traditional movie programmers, like HBO or Showtime;

            • other forms of movie content providers like Internet sites including iTunes, YouTube, Hulu or Google;

            • noncommercial sources like libraries; and

            • general competition from other forms of entertainment such as movie theaters, television, sporting events and video gaming.

            Our Coin Services business faces competition from supermarkets, banks and other companies that purchase and operate coin-counting equipment from companies such as ScanCoin, Cummins-Allison Corporation and others. Our retailers may choose to replace our coin-counting machines with competitor machines and operate such machines themselves or through a third party, or not carry coin-counting machines at all deciding that floor space could be used for other purposes. In addition, retailers, some of which have significantly more resources than we do, may decide to enter the coin-counting market. Some banks and other competitors already provide coin-counting free of charge or for an amount that yields very low margins or that may not generate a profit at all. An expansion of the coin-counting services provided or a reduction in related fees charged by any of these competitors or retailer decisions to use floor space for other than coin-counting, could materially and adversely affect our business and results of operations.

            In addition, the nature and extent of consolidations and bankruptcies, which often occur during or as a result of economic downturns such as the recent crisis, in markets where we install our kiosks, particularly the supermarket and other retailing industries, could adversely affect our operations, including our competitive position, as the number of installations and potential retail users of our machines and equipment could be significantly reduced. See the risk factor below entitled, “—Events outside of our control, including the current economic environment, has and could continue to negatively affect consumers’ use of our products and services.”



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            Our business can be adversely affected by severe weather, natural disasters and other events beyond our control, such as earthquakes, fires, power failures, telecommunication loss and terrorist attacks.

            A catastrophic event that results in the destruction or disruption of any of our critical business or information technology systems could harm our ability to conduct normal business operations and our operating results. For example, our corporate headquarters and certain critical business operations are located in the Bellevue, Washington area, which is near major earthquake faults. While we have taken steps to protect the security of critical business processes and systems and have established certain back-up systems and disaster recovery procedures, any disruptions, whether due to inadequate back-up or disaster recovery planning, failures of information technology systems, interruptions in the communications network, or other factors, could seriously harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

            In addition, our operational and financial performance is a direct reflection of consumer use of and the ability to operate and service the DVD and coin-counting kiosks used in our business. Severe weather, natural disasters and other events beyond our control can, for extended periods of time, significantly reduce consumer use of our products and services as well as interrupt the ability of our employees and third-party providers to operate and service our equipment and machines. In some cases, severe weather, natural disasters and other events beyond our control may result in extensive damage to, or destruction of, our infrastructure and equipment, including loss of machines used to provide our products and services, which losses may not be fully covered by insurance.

            Defects, failures or security breaches in and inadequate upgrades of, or changes to, our operating systems could harm our business.

            The operation of our DVD and Coin Services businesses depends on sophisticated software, hardware, computer networking and communication services that may contain undetected errors or may be subject to failures or complications. These errors, failures or complications may arise particularly when new, changed or enhanced products or services are added. In the past, there have been limited delays and disruptions resulting from upgrading or improving these operating systems. Future upgrades, improvements or changes that may be necessary to expand and maintain our business could result in delays or disruptions or may not be timely or appropriately made, any of which could seriously harm our operations.

            Further, certain aspects of the operating systems relating to our business are outsourced to third-party providers, including long-distance telecommunications. Accordingly, the effectiveness of these operating systems is, to a certain degree, dependent on the actions and decisions of third-party providers over whom we may have limited control.

            Failure to adequately comply with information security policies or to safeguard against breaches of such policies could adversely affect our operations and could damage our business, reputation, financial position and results of operations.

            As our business expands to provide new products and services, we are increasing the amount of consumer data that we collect, transfer and retain as part of our business. These activities are subject to laws and regulations, as well as industry standards, in the United States and other jurisdictions in which our products and services are available. These requirements, which often differ materially and sometimes conflict among the many jurisdictions in which we operate, are designed to protect the privacy of consumers’ personal information and to prevent that information from being inappropriately used or disclosed. We maintain and review technical and operational safeguards designed to protect this information and generally require third party vendors and others with whom we work to do so as well. However, despite those safeguards, it is possible that hackers, employees acting contrary to our policies, third-party agents or others could improperly access relevant systems or improperly obtain or disclose data about our consumers, or that we may be determined not to be in compliance with applicable legal requirements and industry standards for data security, such as the Payment Card Industry guidelines. Any breach of relevant security policies that compromises consumer data or determination of

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            regulatory enforcement actions, card association or other monetary fines or sanctions, or contractual liabilities, limit our ability to provide our products and services, subject us to litigation and damage our business reputation, financial position, and results of operations.

            Our business involves the movement of large sums of money, and, as a result, our business is particularly dependent on our ability to process and settle transactions accurately and efficiently.

            Our business involves the movement of large sums of money. Our Coin Services and Money Transfer Business require the effective transfer of large sums of money between many different locations. Because we are responsible for large sums of money that often are substantially greater than the revenues generated, the success of our business particularly depends upon the efficient, secure, and error-free handling of the money that is remitted and that is used to clear payment instruments or complete transfers. We rely on the ability of our agents and employees and our operating systems and network to process these transactions in an efficient, uninterrupted and error-free manner. In addition, we rely on third-party vendors in our business, including, among others, clearing banks which clear our money orders, official checks and money transfers, and certain of our telecommunication providers. In the event of a breakdown, catastrophic event, security breach, improper operation or any other event impacting our systems or network or our vendors’ systems or processes, or improper or other actions taken by our agents, employees, or third party vendors, we could suffer financial loss, loss of consumers, regulatory sanctions and damage to our reputation.

            Our failure to meet consumer expectations with respect to pricing our products and services may adversely affect our business and results of operations.

            Demand for our products and services may be sensitive to pricing changes. Changes in our pricing strategies may have a significant impact on, among other things, our revenue and net income. For example, in March 2010, we increased the typical coin-counting transaction fee from 8.9% to 9.8%, and, in July 2010, we began renting Blu-Ray DVDs at a higher nightly fee than standard definition DVDs. Other fee increases or pricing changes may deter consumers from using our kiosks or reduce the frequency of their usage.

            We recently experienced changes in our senior management team. The loss of key personnel or the inability of replacements to quickly and successfully perform in their new roles could adversely affect our business.

            During 2009 and 2010, we experienced significant changes in our senior management team. Further changes in senior management could result in disruptions to our operations. If we lose (including due to the stress of travel between our Redbox subsidiary, in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois and Coinstar headquarters in Bellevue, Washington) or terminate the services of one or more of our current executives or key employees or if one or more of our current or former executives or key employees joins a competitor or otherwise leaves or competes with us, it could harm our business and our ability to successfully implement our business plan. Additionally, if we are unable to timely hire qualified replacements for our executive and other key positions, our ability to execute our business plan could be harmed. Even if we can timely hire qualified replacements, we would expect to experience operational disruptions and inefficiencies during any transition.

            We may be unable to adequately protect or enforce our patents and other proprietary rights.

            Our success depends, in part, on our ability to protect our intellectual property and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through a combination of patents, licenses and other intellectual property arrangements, without infringing the proprietary rights of third parties. We have over 90 United States and international patents related to aspects of self-service coin-counting, including patents regarding machine networking, fraud avoidance and voucher authentication, and an additional 10 United States and international patents related to aspects of our DVD business, including patents regarding kiosk security and inventory management. We also have additional patents and patent applications pending in the United States and several foreign jurisdictions related to our coin-counting and DVD technologies. In addition, we may apply for or obtain (through development, acquisition or otherwise) additional patents regarding technologies used in our business.



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            Our patents may not be held valid if challenged, our patent applications may not be issued, and other parties may claim rights in or ownership of our patents and other proprietary rights. Since many patent applications in the United States are not publicly disclosed until 18 months after the patent has been applied for, others may have filed applications, which, if issued as patents, could cover our products or technology. Patents issued to us may be circumvented or fail to provide adequate protection of our technologies. Our competitors might independently develop or patent technologies that are substantially equivalent or superior to our technologies. Further, since patent terms are limited, other parties may begin practicing our patented technologies when our related patents expire. For example, our United States patent rights based on our original patent application primarily relating to our coin-counting business will expire in September 2012 and a patent relating to our subsidiary Redbox’s “Rent and Return Anywhere” feature expired in June 2010.

            In addition, certain parties may assert claims of patent infringement or misappropriation against us based on current or pending United States or foreign patents, copyrights or trade secrets, or contracts. If such claims were successful, our business could be harmed. Defending our company and our retailers against these types of claims, regardless of their merits, could require us to incur substantial costs and divert the attention of key personnel. Parties making these types of claims may be able to obtain injunctive or other equitable relief, which could effectively block or impair our ability to provide our DVD or coin-counting services in the United States or abroad. Such claims could also result in an award of substantial damages. If third parties have, or obtain, proprietary rights that our products infringe, we may be unable to obtain necessary licenses from others at a reasonable cost or at all. In addition, if we instigate litigation to enforce our patents or protect our other proprietary rights, or to determine the validity and scope of other parties’ proprietary rights, such litigation could cause us to spend significant financial and management resources. We also rely on trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property to develop and maintain our competitive position. Although we protect our intellectual property in part by confidentiality agreements with our employees, consultants, vendors and corporate partners, these parties may breach these agreements. We may have inadequate remedies for any such breach and our trade secrets may otherwise become known or be discovered independently by our competitors. The failure to protect our intellectual property rights effectively or to avoid infringing the intellectual property rights of others, as well as unfavorable rulings or settlements, could seriously harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

            We may be unable to attract new retailers and penetrate new markets and distribution channels.

            In order to increase our DVD and coin-counting kiosk installations, we need to attract new retailers and develop operational efficiencies that make it feasible for us to penetrate lower density markets or new distribution channels, such as coin-counting kiosks in banks and credit unions. We may be unable to attract new retailers or drive down costs relating to the manufacture, installation or servicing of DVD and coin-counting kiosks to levels that would enable us to operate profitably in lower density markets or penetrate new distribution channels. If we are unable to do so, our future operating results could be adversely affected.

            Payment of increased service fees to retailers could negatively affect our business results.

            We face ongoing pricing pressure from our retailers to increase the service fees we pay to them on DVD and coin-counting products and services or to make other financial concessions to win or retain their business. If we are unable to respond effectively to ongoing pricing-related pressures, we may fail to win or retain certain accounts. Our fee arrangements are based on our evaluation of unique factors with each retailer, such as total revenue, e-payment capabilities, long-term, non-cancelable contracts, installation of our machines and equipment in high-traffic, urban or rural locations and new product and service commitments. Together with other factors, an increase in service fees paid, or other financial concessions made, to our retailers could significantly increase our direct operating expenses in future periods and harm our business.



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            Events outside of our control, including the current economic environment, has negatively affected, and could continue to negatively affect, consumers’ use of our products and services.

            Our consumers’ use of many of our products and services is dependent on discretionary spending, which is affected by, among other things, economic and political conditions, consumer confidence, interest and tax rates, and financial and housing markets. With economic uncertainty affecting our potential consumers, we may be impacted by more conservative purchasing tendencies with fewer non-essential products and services purchases during the coming periods if the current economic environment continues. In addition, because our business relies in part on consumers initially visiting retailers to purchase products and services that are not necessarily our products and services, if consumers are visiting retailers less frequently and being more careful with their money when they do, these tendencies may also negatively impact our business.

            Further, our ability to obtain additional funding in the future, if and as needed, through equity issuances or loans, or otherwise meet our current obligations to third parties, could be adversely affected if the economic environment continues to be difficult. In addition, the ability of third parties to honor their obligations to us could be negatively impacted, as retailers, suppliers and other parties deal with the difficult economic environment. Finally, there may be consequences that will ultimately result from the current economic conditions that are not yet known, and any one or more of these unknown consequences (as well as those currently being experienced) could potentially have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, operating results and liquidity, as well as our business generally.

            Lack of consumer confidence, whether real or perceived, in our coin-counting machines could harm our business.

            The accuracy of the coin-counting functionality of our machines is important to consumers and our retailers. The failure to maintain consumer confidence in our technology and systems could harm our business. Our inability to collect the data from our coin-counting machines could lead to a delay in processing coins and crediting the accounts of our retailers for vouchers that have already been redeemed. Any inaccuracy, loss or delay in collecting or processing coin data could seriously harm our operations.

            Our future operating results may fluctuate.

            Our future operating results will depend significantly on our ability to continue to drive new and repeat use of our DVD and coin-counting kiosks, our ability to develop and commercialize new products and services and the costs incurred to do so, and our ability to successfully integrate newer lines of business into our operations. Our operating results have a history of fluctuating and may continue to fluctuate based upon many factors, including:

            • fluctuations in revenue generated by our DVD and Coin Services businesses;

            • fluctuations in operating expenses, such as the amortization of our DVD library, and transaction fees and commissions we pay to our retailers;

            • our ability to establish or maintain relationships with significant retailers and suppliers on acceptable terms;

            • the amount of service fees that we pay to our retailers;

            • the transaction fees we charge consumers to use our services;

            • fluctuations in consumer rental patterns, including the number of movies rented per visit, the type of DVDs they want to rent and for how long, and the level of DVD migration between kiosks;

            • the successful operation of our network;

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            • the level of product and price competition;

            • fluctuations in interest rates, which affects our debt service obligations;

            • the timing of, and our ability to develop and successfully commercialize, new or enhanced products and services;

            • activities of and acquisitions or announcements by competitors; and

            • the impact from any impairment of inventory, goodwill, fixed assets or intangibles related to our acquisitions.

            In addition, we have historically experienced seasonality in our revenue from our DVD Services segment. The summer months have historically been high rental months for our DVD Services segment followed by lower revenue in September and October, due in part to the beginning of the school year and the introduction of the new television season. In addition, the studio licensing agreements we entered into during 2010 with Warner, Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox provide that DVD titles will be available 28 days after the DVD becomes available for purchase at retail outlets. These delayed rental windows have resulted in the shifting of the availability of certain titles relative to historic patterns, most notably certain titles have shifted from the fourth quarter holiday season into the first quarter of the following year. However, despite this shift, for 2011 we continue to expect our lowest quarterly revenue and earnings in the first quarter and our highest quarterly revenue and earnings in the second and third quarters. Our Coin Services segment generally experiences its highest revenue in the second half of the year due to increased retailer foot traffic and holiday shopping in the fourth quarter and an increase in consumers’ desire for disposable income in the summer months.

            We depend upon third-party manufacturers, suppliers and service providers for key components and substantial support for our machines and equipment.

            We conduct limited manufacturing operations and depend on outside parties to manufacture key components of our machines and equipment. We intend to continue to expand our installed base of machines and equipment. Such expansion may be limited by the manufacturing capacity of our third-party manufacturers and suppliers. Third-party manufacturers may not be able to meet our manufacturing needs in a satisfactory and timely manner. If there is an unanticipated increase in demand for DVD or coin-counting kiosks, we may be unable to meet such demand due to manufacturing constraints.

            Some key hardware components used in the DVD and coin-counting kiosks are obtained from a limited number of suppliers. We may be unable to continue to obtain an adequate supply of these components from our suppliers in a timely manner or, if necessary, from alternative sources. If we are unable to obtain sufficient quantities of components from our current suppliers or locate alternative sources of supply on a timely basis, we may experience delays in installing or maintaining DVD or coin-counting kiosks, either of which could seriously harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

            In addition, we rely on third-party service providers for substantial support and service efforts that we currently do not provide directly. In particular, we contract with third-party providers to arrange for pick-up, processing and depositing of coins, as well as to provide limited servicing of our machines. We generally contract with a single transportation provider and coin processor to service a particular region. We do not currently have, nor do we expect to have in the foreseeable future, the internal capability to provide back-up coin processing service in the event of a sudden disruption in service from a commercial coin processor. Any failure by us to maintain our existing coin processing relationships or to establish new relationships on a timely basis or on acceptable terms could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.



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            We are subject to substantial federal, state, local and foreign laws and government regulation specific to our business.

            Our business is subject to federal, state, local and foreign laws and government regulation, including those relating to coins, vehicle safety, access to machines in public places, copyright law, charitable fundraising, the transfer of money or things of value, currency controls, weights and measures, payment cards and other payment instruments, sweepstakes, contests, consumer protection, consumer privacy, data protection and information security. The application of existing laws and regulations, changes in laws or enactment of new laws and regulations, that apply, or may in the future apply, to our current or future products or services, changes in governmental authorities’ interpretation of the application of various government regulations to our business, or the failure or inability to gain and retain required permits and approvals could materially and adversely affect our business.

            For example, if U.S. copyright law were altered to amend or eliminate the First Sale Doctrine, our business could be adversely affected. Under U.S. copyright law, the First Sale Doctrine provides that once a copyright owner sells a copy of his work, the copyright owner relinquishes all further rights to sell or otherwise dispose of that copy. While the copyright owner retains the underlying copyright to the expression fixed in the work, the copyright owner gives up his ability to control the fate of the work once sold. As such, once we purchase a DVD in the market, we are permitted to re-sell it, rent it or otherwise dispose of it. Although the majority of our DVD inventory is licensed directly from studios, and not purchased, if Congress or the courts were to change, or substantially limit, this First Sale Doctrine, our ability to obtain certain purchased content and then rent it could be adversely affected.

            In addition, many jurisdictions require us to obtain certain licenses in connection with the operations of our DVD Services, Coin Services, and Money Transfer Business. For example, we have obtained licenses in those states and the District of Columbia which require licenses with regard to money transfer transactions. There can be no assurance that we will be granted all necessary licenses or permits in the future, that current licenses or permits will be renewed or that regulators will not revoke current licenses or permits. Given the unique nature of our business and new products and services we may develop or acquire in the future, the application of various laws and regulations to our business is uncertain. Further, as governmental and regulatory scrutiny and action with regard to many aspects of our business increase, we expect that our costs of complying with the applicable legal requirements may increase, perhaps substantially.

            Failure to comply with these laws and regulations could result in, among other things, revocation of required licenses or permits, loss of approved status, termination of contracts, administrative enforcement actions and fines, class action lawsuits, cease and desist orders and civil and criminal liability. The occurrence of one or more of these events, as well as the increased cost of compliance, could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

            There are risks associated with conducting our business and sourcing goods internationally.

            We currently have coin operations in Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. We expect to continue our deployment of machines and equipment internationally. Accordingly, political uncertainties, economic changes, exchange rate fluctuations, restrictions on the repatriation of funds, adverse changes in legal requirements, including tax, tariff and trade regulations, difficulties with foreign distributors and other difficulties in managing an organization outside the United States, could seriously harm the development of our business and ability to operate profitably. Further, as we do more business in an increasing number of countries, our business becomes more exposed to the impact of the political and economic uncertainties, including government oversight, of foreign jurisdictions.

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            interruptions and political and economic disruptions which could disrupt the supply and timely delivery of products manufactured abroad. In addition, we could be affected by labor strikes in the sea shipping, trucking and railroad industries. A reduction or interruption in supplies, or a significant increase in the price of one or more supplies could have a material adverse effect on our business.

            Our Money Transfer Business requires us to meet specific federal, state, local and foreign laws and government regulations, subjecting us to additional risk.

            In the second quarter of 2010, we moved our Money Transfer Business into discontinued operations as we evaluated divestment opportunities. In the third quarter of 2010, we signed a stock purchase agreement with Sigue Corporation to sell the companies which comprise our Money Transfer Business. In the interim, we continue to run our Money Transfer Business in the ordinary course and continue to be subject to the risks related to that business, as well as the risk that the sale will not be completed pursuant to the terms of the agreement, if at all.

            The money transfer industry is heavily regulated, both in the United States and internationally. We operate our Money Transfer Business under the authority of the licenses and approvals that we have obtained where required from the various jurisdictions in which we operate. There is no assurance that we will be able to maintain these licenses and approvals in the future.

            In operating the Money Transfer Business in the United States for example, we are responsible for compliance with a variety of state laws and regulations, including licensing requirements, applicable to the business. In addition, we are subject to United States federal anti-money laundering laws, including United States Department of the Treasury registration requirements and reporting requirements for suspicious and certain other transactions, and the requirements of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, which prohibit transmitting money to specified countries or to, or on behalf of, prohibited individuals or entities. If we were to transmit money to, or on behalf of, or otherwise conduct business with, a prohibited individual or entity, we could be required to pay significant damages, including fines and penalties, and our ability to conduct business in the United States and other jurisdictions could be limited. The USA PATRIOT Act and the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act mandate several anti-money laundering requirements. Any violation of anti-money laundering laws could lead to significant penalties, and could limit our ability to conduct business in the United States and other jurisdictions.

            In addition, the money transfer industry is subject to international regulation, which varies from country to country. In certain countries in which we operate, we are required to maintain licenses or other governmental approvals in order to operate this business. As described above, we are responsible for compliance with these laws and regulatory requirements in those countries in which we operate the Money Transfer Business. Although most countries in which we operate this business do not regulate this business to the same degree as the United States, this could change in the future.

            Failure to comply, or, as discussed below the failure of a money services business that we have acquired to comply before our acquisition, with the laws and government regulations in jurisdictions in which we operate, or in which the acquired company operated the Money Transfer Business, could result in, among other things, revocation of required licenses or registrations, loss of approved status, termination of contracts with banks or retail representatives, administrative enforcement actions and fines, penalties or other damages, class action lawsuits, cease and desist orders, and/or other civil and criminal liability. The occurrence of one or more of these

            events could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. Furthermore, additions to, or changes in, the laws, regulations or other industry practices and standards in the United States or any of the foreign countries in which the Money Transfer Business operates, could also increase our compliance and other costs of doing business, require significant systems redevelopment, reduce the market for, or value of, our products or services or render our products or services less profitable or obsolete, lead to a loss of agents, and have an adverse effect on our results of operations.



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            Our money transfer service is, and will remain, reliant on an effective agent network.

            Substantially all of the Money Transfer Services revenue is generated through an agent network spanning approximately 136 countries as of December 31, 2010. Agents include banks and other financial institutions, regional micro-finance companies, chain stores and local convenience stores. Transaction volumes at existing agent locations often increase over time and new agents provide us with additional revenue. If agents decide to leave our network, or if we are unable to sign new agents, our revenue and profit growth rates may be adversely affected. Agent attrition might occur for a number of reasons, including a competitor engaging an agent or an agent’s dissatisfaction with its relationship with us or the revenue derived from that relationship. In addition, agents may generate fewer transactions or less revenue for various reasons, including changes in economic circumstances affecting consumers and potential consumers, the appearance of competitors close to our agent locations or increased competition. Because an agent is a third party that engages in a variety of activities in addition to providing our services, an agent may encounter business difficulties unrelated to its provision of our services, which could cause the agent to reduce its number of locations, hours of operation, or cease doing business altogether. Moreover, we could suffer financial loss and additional liability from the failure, for any reason, of our agents to provide good funds in a money transfer. The failure of the agent network to meet our expectations regarding revenue production and business efficiencies may negatively impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.

            Further, failure, either intentional or uni

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        Consumer [visitor]

        NCR tested a higher price point on certain New Releases and reported good numbers during their Q1 call. Even though it wouldn’t be Redbox’s first choice, it is a choice they would do before “being done.”

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          Russ [visitor]

          That is really what the studios want. Either Redbox cooperates or they don’t get inventory. Most of what we’re reading is just negotiations being done through the media. If they can vend at different prices for standard vs. blu-ray, there’s no reason they can’t vend at “new release” price levels, too. But that is a bit of work for Redbox to incorporate.

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        wingding [visitor]

        ahh yes but haven’t you always heard about the one life form that will NEVER go away…that would survive even a nuclear blast?
        Yes…it’s the cockroach! HAHA

        pick another pest for your analogy JS…

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    dona heath [visitor]

    I want a redbox in my town!!! Drove 45 miles to nearest town with one redbox–it was out of order!!! made for a long night–I do not have fast enough internet to go streaming–but I am screaming–HELP!!!!

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      Joe Schmuck [visitor]

      Considering that you drove 90 miles round trip and would have to drive 90 more miles to return it for a total of 180 miles, & with gas at $3.00 dollars a gallon, i figured that the free rental would have cost you no less $24.00. I’m calling bullsh!t on that story, or you’re not to bright.