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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 10-Q
 
 
     
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  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2007
OR
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  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Commission File Number 0-24216
 
IMAX Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
     
 
Canada   98-0140269
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
 
     
 
2525 Speakman Drive, Mississauga,   L5K 1B1
Ontario, Canada
(Address of principal executive offices)
  (Postal Code)
 
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(905) 403-6500
 
 
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes þ     No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer” and “large accelerated filer” in Rule 12B-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large Accelerated Filer o     Accelerated Filer þ     Non-Accelerated Filer o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o     No þ
 
Indicate the number of shares of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:
 
 
         
Class
 
Outstanding as of October 31, 2007
Common stock, no par value     40,338,074  
 


 

IMAX CORPORATION
 
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      Financial Statements     4  
      Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations     44  
      Quantitative and Qualitative Factors about Market Risk     65  
      Controls and Procedures     66  
 
      Legal Proceedings     69  
      Risk Factors     71  
      Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders     71  
      Other Information     71  
      Exhibits     72  
    73  
 EX-10.25
 EX-10.26
 EX-31.1
 EX-31.2
 EX-31.3
 EX-32.1
 EX-32.2
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IMAX CORPORATION
 
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING   FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
 
Certain statements included in this quarterly report may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, references to future capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), business and technology strategies and measures to implement strategies, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of business, operations and technology, plans and references to the future success of IMAX Corporation together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries (the “Company”) and expectations regarding the Company’s future operating results. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with the expectations and predictions of the Company is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, general economic, market or business conditions; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by the Company; competitive actions by other companies; U.S. or Canadian regulatory inquiries; conditions in the in-home and out-of-home entertainment industries; changes in laws or regulations; conditions, changes and developments in the commercial exhibition industry; the acceptance of the Company’s new technologies (including in particular its transition to digital projection technology); risks associated with investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions and any future international expansion, including those related to economic, political and regulatory policies of local governments and laws and policies of the United States and Canada; the potential impact of increased competition in the markets the Company operates within; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this quarterly report are qualified by these cautionary statements, and actual results or anticipated developments by the Company may not be realized, and even if substantially realized, may not have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 
IMAX®, IMAX® Dome, IMAX® 3D, IMAX® 3D Dome, The IMAX Experience®, An IMAX Experience®, IMAX DMR®, DMR®, IMAX MPX®, IMAX think big® and think big® are trademarks and trade names of the Company or its subsidiaries that are registered or otherwise protected under laws of various jurisdictions.


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IMAX CORPORATION
 
 
PART I  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.   Financial Statements
 
         
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The following Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are filed as part of this Report:
       
       
         
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IMAX CORPORATION
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
In accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
 
                 
    September 30,
    December 31,
 
    2007     2006  
          As restated
 
          (note 3)  
    (unaudited)        
 
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 15,981     $ 25,123  
Short-term investments
    2,192       2,115  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,747 (2006 — $3,253)
    22,511       26,017  
Financing receivables (note 4)
    62,214       65,878  
Inventories (note 5)
    27,106       26,913  
Prepaid expenses
    3,116       3,432  
Film assets
    1,832       1,235  
Property, plant and equipment
    24,000       24,639  
Other assets
    12,230       10,365  
Goodwill
    39,027       39,027  
Other intangible assets
    2,491       2,547  
                 
Total assets
  $ 212,700     $ 227,291  
                 
 
LIABILITIES
Accounts payable
  $ 8,781     $ 11,426  
Accrued liabilities (notes 9(h), 14(a), 17(a), 17(c))
    62,247       58,294  
Deferred revenue
    58,482       55,803  
Senior Notes due 2010 (note 6)
    160,000       160,000  
                 
Total liabilities
    289,510       285,523  
                 
Commitments and contingencies (notes 8 and 9)
               
                 
                 
Shareholders’ equity (deficit)
               
Capital stock (note 14) common shares — no par value. Authorized — unlimited number. Issued and outstanding — 40,338,074 (2006 — 40,285,574)
    122,172       122,024  
Other equity
    3,611       2,937  
Deficit
    (203,265 )     (184,375 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    672       1,182  
                 
Total shareholders’ deficit
    (76,810 )     (58,232 )
                 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficit)
  $ 212,700     $ 227,291  
                 
 
(the accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements)


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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
In accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
          As restated
          As restated
 
          (note 3)           (note 3)  
 
Revenues
                               
Equipment and product sales
  $ 7,871     $ 11,785     $ 21,727     $ 34,881  
Services
    17,972       16,331       51,969       49,528  
Rentals
    2,003       1,615       4,960       4,079  
Finance income
    1,208       1,252       3,576       3,991  
Other
    750             2,289        
                                 
      29,804       30,983       84,521       92,479  
Cost of goods sold, services and rentals
                               
Equipment and product sales
    5,356       5,755       13,113       18,871  
Services
    14,131       12,532       36,120       36,277  
Rentals
    613       464       1,904       1,414  
Other
    31             50        
                                 
      20,131       18,751       51,187       56,562  
                                 
Gross margin
    9,673       12,232       33,334       35,917  
                                 
                                 
Selling, general and administrative expenses (note 10)
    10,255       9,845       31,725       29,910  
Research and development
    1,563       878       4,180       2,457  
Amortization of intangibles
    129       132       406       456  
Receivable provisions net of (recoveries) (note 12)
    718       359       693       250  
                                 
Earnings (loss) from operations
    (2,992 )     1,018       (3,670 )     2,844  
Interest income
    194       227       647       760  
Interest expense
    (4,341 )     (4,181 )     (12,965 )     (12,580 )
                                 
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes
    (7,139 )     (2,936 )     (15,988 )     (8,976 )
Provision for income taxes
    (383 )     (1,784 )     (810 )     (90 )
                                 
Loss from continuing operations
    (7,522 )     (4,720 )     (16,798 )     (9,066 )
Net earnings (loss) from discontinued operations
          (875 )           1,425  
                                 
Net loss
  $ (7,522 )   $ (5,595 )   $ (16,798 )   $ (7,641 )
                                 
Loss per share
                               
Earnings (loss) per share — basic & diluted:
                               
Net loss from continuing operations
  $ (0.19 )   $ (0.12 )   $ (0.42 )   $ (0.23 )
Net earnings (loss) from discontinued operations
  $     $ (0.02 )   $     $ 0.04  
                                 
Net loss
  $ (0.19 )   $ (0.14 )   $ (0.42 )   $ (0.19 )
                                 
Other comprehensive loss consists of:
                               
Prior service costs resulting from amendment (net of tax provision of $nil)
  $     $     $ (997 )   $  
Amortization of prior service credits (net of tax provision of $75 and $nil for the three months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively, and $224 and $nil for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively)
    162             488        
                                 
    $ 162     $     $ (509 )   $  
                                 
 
(the accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements)


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IMAX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
In accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
(unaudited)
 
                 
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,  
    2007     2006  
          As restated
 
          (note 3)  
 
Cash provided by (used in):
               
Operating Activities
               
Net loss
  $ (16,798 )   $ (7,641 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
          (1,425 )
Items not involving cash:
               
Depreciation and amortization (note 11)
    12,794       12,867  
Write-downs (note 11)
    693       250  
Recovery of deferred income tax valuation allowance
    (224 )      
Stock and other non-cash compensation
    3,059       2,552  
Non-cash foreign exchange gain
    (1,125 )     (353 )
Interest on short-term investments
    (68 )     (281 )
Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance
    (202 )     (149 )
Investment in film assets
    (8,165 )     (7,733 )
Changes in other non-cash operating assets and liabilities (note 11)
    5,828       (5,437 )
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations (note 16(a))
    (775 )     (100 )
                 
Net cash used in operating activities
    (4,983 )     (7,450 )
                 
Investing Activities
               
Purchases of short-term investments
    (6,457 )     (14,506 )
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments
    6,448       18,739  
Purchase of property, plant and equipment
    (1,333 )     (1,712 )
Increase in other assets
    (561 )     (753 )
Increase in other intangible assets
    (351 )     (374 )
Net cash provided by investing activities from discontinued operations
          3,493  
                 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities
    (2,254 )     4,887  
                 
Financing Activities
               
Financing costs related to Senior Notes due 2010
    (2,084 )      
Common shares issued
    148       286  
                 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
    (1,936 )     286  
                 
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash
    31       (46 )
                 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents, during the period
    (9,142 )     (2,323 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
    25,123       24,324  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
  $ 15,981     $ 22,001  
                 
 
(the accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements)


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IMAX CORPORATION
 
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
1.   Basis of Presentation
 
IMAX Corporation, together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries (the “Company”), reports its results under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”).
 
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, except subsidiaries which the Company has identified as variable interest entities (“VIEs”) where the Company is not the primary beneficiary. The nature of the Company’s business is such that the results of operations for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the fiscal year. In the opinion of management, the information contained herein reflects all adjustments necessary to make the results of operations for the interim periods a fair statement of such operations.
 
The Company has evaluated its various variable interests to determine whether they are VIEs in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Interpretation No. 46R, “Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities” (“FIN 46R”). The Company has six film production companies that are VIEs. As the Company is exposed to the majority of the expected losses for one of the film production companies, the Company has determined that it is the primary beneficiary of this entity. The Company continues to consolidate this entity, with no material impact on the operating results or financial condition of the Company, as this production company has total assets and total liabilities of $nil as at September 30, 2007 (December 31, 2006 — $nil). For the other five film production companies which are VIEs, however, the Company did not consolidate these film entities since it does not bear the majority of the expected losses or expected residual returns. The Company equity accounts for these entities. As of September 30, 2007, these five VIEs have total assets of $0.5 million (December 31, 2006 — $0.4 million) and total liabilities of $0.5 million (December 31, 2006 — $0.4 million).
 
All significant intercompany accounts and transactions, including all intercompany profits on transactions with equity-accounted investees, have been eliminated.
 
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s 2006 Amended Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2006 (the “2006 Form 10-K/A”) which should be consulted for a summary of the significant accounting policies utilized by the Company. These interim financial statements are prepared following accounting policies consistent with the Company’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2006, except as noted below.
 
2.   Change in Accounting Policy
 
Income Taxes
 
In June 2006, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109) (“FIN 48”). This interpretation prescribes a more likely than not recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. FIN 48 also provided guidance on derecognition of a tax position, classification of a liability for unrecognized tax benefits, accounting for interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, and expanded income tax disclosures. FIN 48 was effective for the Company on January 1, 2007. The cumulative effect of the change in accounting principle recorded in the first quarter of 2007 upon adoption of FIN 48 was an increase to accrued liabilities of $2.1 million and a charge to opening deficit. For additional information see note 13.


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
3.   Restatement of Previously Issued Financial Statements
 
The following explains the impact of two restatements the Company effected for its prior period financial results. The information regarding the “First Restatement” and “Second Restatement” are presented below.
 
a)   First Restatement
 
In 2006, the Company effected a restatement of its prior period financial results due to discovery of certain errors related to: (a) revenue recognition resulting from the Company’s review of its theater system arrangements over the 5 year period ended December 31, 2006 in response to comments received from the staff of both the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) which indicated insufficient analysis of various sales and lease transactions and the accounting effect of certain contractual provisions within them; and misallocations of consideration to elements within certain multiple element arrangements; (b) capitalization of costs into inventory and film assets and amortization of film assets in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Statement of Position 00-2, “Accounting by Producers or Distributors of Films” (“SOP 00-2”); (c) income tax liabilities resulting from failure to make certain tax elections on a timely basis and (d) certain other items described under Other Adjustments in this note. In addition, in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2006, the Company recorded other adjustments related to prior periods’ unadjusted differences that had been deemed not to be material and adjustments related to prior periods recorded through 2006 opening shareholders’ deficit.
 
b)   Second Restatement
 
In October 2007, the Company announced that, after a review of its real estate leases, it had identified certain errors related to its accounting practices as they relate to such leases for certain of the Company’s owned and operated theaters and office facilities. The Company conducted this review after performing an analysis of a rent-abatement agreement initiated in connection with the higher level of Finance Department oversight and awareness contemplated by the Company’s ongoing remediation plan (see Item 4. Controls and Procedures). The review focused on the Company’s historical accounting practice for recording the impact of rent holidays, abatements, escalation clauses and landlord construction allowances. The Company also reviewed its accounting for theater sponsorship revenue at its owned and operated theaters. As a result of this review, the Company concluded that certain of its prior practices were not in accordance with U.S. GAAP and the Company has restated its consolidated financial statements for prior periods. Information on the restatement of the consolidated balance sheet for the year ended December 31, 2006 is included in the consolidated financial statements in Item 8. of the Company’s 2006 Form 10-K/A. The overall net impact of these restatement errors was an increase of $5.6 million in the September 30, 2007 closing shareholders’ deficit.
 
Furthermore, the Company identified an error relating to the classification of a theater system arrangement. The arrangement was originally treated as a sale with contingent minimums however, after further review of significant terms in the agreement it was determined that the arrangement should have been treated as an operating lease, the correction of which increased the September 30, 2007 closing shareholders’ deficit by $0.4 million.


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
c)   Impact of the First Restatement
 
Revenue Recognition — Theater Systems
 
The Company’s revenue arrangements include multiple elements. In prior years, the Company considered each component of its theater systems to be a separate element. As a result, revenue was recognized when certain components were installed. As part of the review of its revenue recognition policy, the Company concluded its policy for revenue recognition on theater systems should be revised to treat all components of the theater system (including the projector, sound system, and screen system and, if applicable, 3D glasses cleaning machine), theater design support, supervision of installation, projectionist training and the use of the IMAX brand as a single deliverable and a single unit of accounting, (the “System Deliverable”). In addition, the Company revised its policy to recognize revenue only when all of the following conditions have been met: (i) the projector, sound system and screen system have been installed and are in full working condition, (ii) the 3D glasses cleaning machine, if applicable, has been delivered, (iii) projectionist training has been completed and (iv) the earlier of (a) receipt of written customer acceptance certifying the completion of installation and run-in testing of the equipment and the completion of projection training or (b) public opening of the theater. In conjunction with these changes, the Company undertook an extensive review of all of its revenue arrangements for theater systems for the period from 2002 to 2006.
 
For the three months ended September 30, 2006 (as restated), one transaction which was originally recorded in 2005 (revenue and net earnings impact of $1.7 million and $0.9 million, respectively) and five transactions which were originally recorded in the second quarter of 2006 (revenue and net earnings impact of $8.4 million and $5.0 million, respectively) were moved to the third quarter of 2006. The net impact of these adjustments was an increase in revenue of $10.1 million and a decrease to net loss of $5.9 million, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2006.
 
For the nine months ended September 30, 2006 (as restated), seven transactions which were originally recorded in 2005 (revenue and net earnings impact of $12.4 million and $6.5 million, respectively) were moved to the nine month period ended September 30, 2006. One transaction which was originally recorded in the nine months period ended September 30, 2006 (revenue and net earnings impact of $1.7 million and $0.6 million, respectively) was moved to the second quarter of 2007. The net impact of these adjustments was an increase in revenue of $10.7 million and a decrease in net loss of $5.9 million for the nine month period ended September 30, 2006.
 
Revenue Recognition — Other
 
As a result of the review of the revenue arrangements, the Company identified additional errors including the following:
 
  •  Based on an analysis of fair values of elements within its arrangements, the Company determined that the allocations of consideration received and receivable to elements of multiple element arrangements were not updated to reflect the current fair values of particular elements, in particular fair values of maintenance and extended warranty services in the period affected were not in accordance with the accounting guidance in Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) Issue 00-21 and other applicable standards. This affected allocations of consideration in various arrangements to the System Deliverable, maintenance and extended warranty services, 3D glasses and film license credits. In addition, in certain arrangements, settlement income was adjusted to reflect the residual amount based on other elements being reflected at their fair values.
 
  •  The existence of certain non-standard contractual provisions resulted in: the reclassification of certain sales arrangements to sales-type lease transactions for accounting purposes when the customer was not granted title to the system until all payments were made and certain sales-type leases to operating leases given


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
  substantially all of the benefits and risks of ownership had not passed to the customer; and the timing of recognition of the minimum annual payments under certain arrangements.
 
  •  Finance income continued to be recognized when the related financing receivables were impaired. The Company has corrected the error by discontinuing the recognition of finance income until the impairment issues were resolved.
 
The impact of these adjustments was a decrease to net loss of $0.2 million and less than $0.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, respectively.
 
Inventory Costs
 
During the period from 2001 to 2006, the Company paid certain fees to a professional services firm to assist the Company in identifying sales opportunities and provide assistance in negotiating and concluding contracts in the developing Asian market. These fees were capitalized and allocated to theater systems inventory for various Asian customers. The Company has determined that these fees were promotional and selling expenses which should have been expensed as incurred as the costs were not direct and incremental costs to a contract. The impact of the adjustments was an increase to net loss of $0.1 million and $0.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, respectively.
 
Film Accounting
 
The Company has determined that it had misclassified certain costs incurred in respect of co-produced film productions between 2004 and the third quarter of 2006. Marketing and advertising costs were co-mingled with film production costs, and both were capitalized to film assets, and subsequently amortized into the income statement over the estimated total ultimate revenues associated with the film productions. Film exploitation costs, which include marketing and advertising costs, as defined in SOP 00-2, should have been expensed in the period incurred and not capitalized to film assets. In addition, certain costs were accrued by the Company prior to being incurred. These costs have been moved to the period they were incurred. On certain co-produced film productions, the Company received production fees which should have been deferred and recognized over the film ultimates. These production fees were previously recognized when production of the film was complete. The Company also determined that it had not appropriately applied the individual-film-forecast computation method when it amortized its film assets and deferred production fees and accrued its participation liabilities for the periods between 2002 and the third quarter of 2006. SOP 00-2 requires changes in estimates of ultimate revenues used in the individual-film-forecast computation method to be adjusted prospectively from the beginning of the year of the change. The Company had applied changes in estimates on a retroactive basis from the original release date. In addition, the Company adjusted its amortization of prepaid print costs. The impact of the adjustments was $nil to net earnings for the three months ended September 30, 2006 and an increase to net loss of $0.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2006.
 
Branch Level Interest Taxes
 
The Company did not properly account for tax liabilities for branch level interest tax. For the years ended December 31, 2002, 2003 and 2004, the Company failed to make timely tax elections that would have prevented an allocation of the Company’s interest expense on its long-term indebtedness to the Company’s U.S. branch income tax returns. In 2006, the Company was assessed branch level interest taxes, interest and penalties due to the fact that these tax elections were not filed on a timely basis. The Company has determined that an accrued liability for the tax obligations should have been recorded at the time elections should have been filed and the taxes were due to be paid, which was in the third quarter of each of the years ended December 31, 2003, 2004 and 2005. The impact of the


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
adjustments was a decrease to net loss of $0.2 million and $0.7 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, respectively.
 
Other Adjustments
 
During the preparation of executive compensation information for the 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company determined that the two Co-Chief Executive Officers (“Co-CEOs”) were entitled to postretirement health benefits since 2000 for which the obligation had not been included in the prior financial statements as required under SFAS 106, “Employer’s Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other than Pensions”. As a result the Company should have accrued $0.2 million in 2000. SG&A has been increased by less than $0.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006.
 
In addition, the Company had incorrectly accounted for stock options that were granted in excess of the cap limits under the Company’s Stock Option Plan as equity awards during the third quarter of 2006. The Company has determined that such awards should be accounted for as liability awards in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123(R), “Share-Based Payment” (“SFAS 123(R)”). The impact of the adjustment was a decrease to net loss of $0.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006.


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
The following table presents the impact of the First Restatement on the Company’s previously issued consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2006:
 
                                                                 
          Revenue
                      Branch
          As
 
    As
    Recognition-
    Revenue
                Level
          Restated
 
    Previously
    Theater
    Recognition-
    Inventory
    Film
    Interest
    Other
    Per 2006
 
    Reported(1)     Systems     Other     Costs     Accounting     Taxes     Adjustments     Form 10-K  
 
Revenues
                                                               
Equipment and product sales
  $ 1,987     $ 10,047     $ (218 )   $     $     $     $     $ 11,816  
Services
    16,002             306             41                   16,349  
Rentals
    1,486             64                               1,550  
Finance income
    1,251       (22 )     23                               1,252  
                                                                 
      20,726       10,025       175             41                   30,967  
Costs of goods sold, services and rentals
                                                               
Equipment and product sales
    1,649       4,077             29                         5,755  
Services
    12,458             1             41                   12,500  
Rentals
    430       1       21                               452  
                                                                 
      14,537       4,078       22       29       41                   18,707  
                                                                 
Gross margin
    6,189       5,947       153       (29 )                       12,260  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    9,998       (2 )           52                   (182 )     9,866  
Research and development
    878                                           878  
Amortization of intangibles
    132                                           132  
Receivable provisions net of (recoveries)
    359                                           359  
                                                                 
Earnings from operations
    (5,178 )     5,949       153       (81 )                 182       1,025  
Interest income
    227                                           227  
Interest expense
    (4,379 )                             198             (4,181 )
                                                                 
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    (9,330 )     5,949       153       (81 )           198       182       (2,929 )
Provision for income taxes
    (1,784 )                                         (1,784 )
                                                                 
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
    (11,114 )     5,949       153       (81 )           198       182       (4,713 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
    (875 )                                         (875 )
                                                                 
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (11,989 )   $ 5,949     $ 153     $ (81 )   $     $ 198     $ 182     $ (5,588 )
                                                                 
Earnings (loss) per share
                                                               
Earnings (loss) per share — basic and diluted:
                                                               
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
  $ (0.28 )   $ 0.15     $     $     $     $ 0.01     $     $ (0.12 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
  $ (0.02 )   $     $     $     $     $     $     $ (0.02 )
                                                                 
Net (loss) earnings
  $ (0.30 )   $ 0.15     $     $     $     $ 0.01     $     $ (0.14 )
                                                                 
 
 
(1) The Company has changed the presentation of revenues and cost of goods sold, services and rentals to conform to the presentation requirements specified in Regulation S-X of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
The following table presents the impact of the First Restatement on the Company’s previously issued consolidated statements of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2006:
 
                                                                 
          Revenue
                      Branch
          As
 
    As
    Recognition-
    Revenue
                Level
          Restated
 
    Previously
    Theater
    Recognition-
    Inventory
    Film
    Interest
    Other
    Per 2006
 
    Reported(1)     Systems     Other     Costs     Accounting     Taxes     Adjustments     Form 10-K  
 
Revenues
                                                               
Equipment and product sales
  $ 25,214     $ 10,757     $ (977 )   $     $     $     $     $ 34,994  
Services
    49,548             866             (922 )                 49,491  
Rentals
    3,693             171                               3,865  
Finance income
    4,087       (153 )     57                               3,991  
                                                                 
      82,542       10,604       117             (922 )                 92,341  
Costs of goods sold, services and rentals
                                                               
Equipment and product sales
    14,184       4,659             29                         18,871  
Services
    36,971       12       8             (824 )                 36,167  
Rentals
    1,313       1       63                               1,378  
                                                                 
      52,468       4,672       71       29       (824 )                 56,416  
                                                                 
Gross margin
    30,074       5,932       46       (29 )     (98 )                 35,925  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    29,954       29             166                   (176 )     29,973  
Research and development
    2,457                                           2,457  
Amortization of intangibles
    456                                           456  
Receivable provisions net of (recoveries)
    250                                           250  
                                                                 
Earnings (loss) from operations
    (3,043 )     5,903       46       (195 )     (98 )           176       2,789  
Interest income
    760                                           760  
Interest expense
    (12,784 )                             204             (12,580 )
                                                                 
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    (15,067 )     5,903       46       (195 )     (98 )     204       176       (9,031 )
Recovery of (provision for) income taxes
    (634 )                             544             (90 )
                                                                 
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
    (15,701 )     5,903       46       (195 )     (98 )     748       176       (9,121 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
    1,425                                           1,425  
                                                                 
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (14,276 )   $ 5,903     $ 46     $ (195 )   $ (98 )   $ 748     $ 176     $ (7,696 )
                                                                 
Earnings (loss) per share
                                                               
Earnings (loss) per share — basic and diluted:
                                                               
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
  $ (0.39 )   $ 0.15     $ (0.01 )   $     $     $ 0.02     $     $ (0.23 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
  $ 0.04     $     $     $     $     $     $     $ 0.04  
                                                                 
Net (loss) earnings
  $ (0.35 )   $ 0.15     $ (0.01 )   $     $     $ 0.02     $     $ (0.19 )
                                                                 
 
 
(1) The Company has changed the presentation of revenues and cost of goods sold, services and rentals to conform to the presentation requirements specified in Regulation S-X of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
d)   Impact of the Second Restatement
 
Operating Leases
 
FASB Statement No. 13, “Accounting for Leases” (“SFAS 13”), and related interpretations require that rent expense related to operating leases to be recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease commencing when a lessee takes possession of or controls the use of the space. In addition, FASB Technical Bulletin 88-1, “Issues Related to Accounting for Leases”, requires lease incentives, such as landlord construction allowances received to defray construction costs incurred by the Company, be reflected as a deferred lease incentive, amortized over the lease term as a reduction to rent expense. Previously, the Company had recognized certain rent reductions and escalation clauses based on the cash payments beginning from the date of occupancy or lease commencement date, which had the effect of excluding any rent expense during the build-out period. In addition, in certain cases, the Company had not recorded certain landlord construction allowances as a deferred lease incentive. The Company has restated the prior years’ consolidated financial statements to recognize net rent expense on a straight-line basis over the period from the date the Company obtains possession and control of the property to the end of the lease term. Net rent expense includes payments as required under the lease adjusted for rent holidays, abatements, escalation clauses and construction allowances. In addition, the Company adjusted depreciation and impairment charges to reflect the full cost of the leaseholds acquired. The net impact of these restatement errors on net earnings was a nominal reduction in the loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006.
 
Sponsorship Revenue
 
The Company also determined the accounting for theater sponsorship revenue should have been recognized on a straight — line basis over the contractual period of the sponsorship. Previously, the Company recorded these revenues based on cash collections. The net impact of these restatement errors was a nominal reduction in the loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
The Company also determined that one theater system revenue transaction had been classified as a sale with contingent minimums, which should have been classified as an operating lease. The Company reached this conclusion after consideration of EITF Issue No. 95-1, “Revenue Recognition on Sales with Guaranteed Minimum Resale Value” and SFAS 13, since the arrangement contained an option, exercisable by the customer, requiring the Company to repurchase the equipment for a fixed amount under certain conditions. The net impact of this restatement was a nominal reduction in the loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
The following table presents the impact of the Second Restatement on the Company’s previously issued consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2006:
 
                                         
          Second Restatement        
    As Restated
    Real Estate
                As Restated
 
    Per 2006
    Operating
    Sponsorship
    Revenue
    Per 2006
 
    Form 10-K     Leases     Revenue     Recognition     Form 10-K/A  
 
Revenues
                                       
Equipment and product sales
  $ 11,816     $        —     $        —     $        (31 )   $ 11,785  
Services
    16,349             (18 )           16,331  
Rentals
    1,550                   65       1,615  
Finance income
    1,252                         1,252  
                                         
      30,967             (18 )     34       30,983  
Cost of goods sold, services and rentals
                                       
Equipment and product sales
    5,755                         5,755  
Services
    12,500       32                   12,532  
Rentals
    452                   12       464  
                                         
      18,707       32             12       18,751  
                                         
Gross margin
    12,260       (32 )     (18 )     22       12,232  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    9,866       (21 )                 9,845  
Research and development
    878                         878  
Amortization of intangibles
    132                         132  
Receivable provisions net of (recoveries)
    359                         359  
                                         
Earnings (loss) from operations
    1,025       (11 )     (18 )     22       1,018  
Interest income
    227                         227  
Interest expense
    (4,181 )                       (4,181 )
                                         
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    (2,929 )     (11 )     (18 )     22       (2,936 )
Provision for income taxes
    (1,784 )                       (1,784 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
    (4,713 )     (11 )     (18 )     22       (4,720 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
    (875 )                       (875 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (5,588 )   $ (11 )   $ (18 )   $ 22     $ (5,595 )
                                         
Earnings (loss) per share
                                       
Earnings (loss) per share — basic & diluted:
                                       
Net loss from continuing operations
  $ (0.12 )   $     $     $     $ (0.12 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
  $ (0.02 )   $     $     $     $ (0.02 )
                                         
Net loss
  $ (0.14 )   $     $     $     $ (0.14 )
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
The following table presents the impact of the Second Restatement on the Company’s previously issued consolidated statements of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2006:
 
                                         
          Second Restatement        
    As Restated
    Real Estate
                As Restated
 
    Per 2006
    Operating
    Sponsorship
    Revenue
    Per 2006
 
    Form 10-K     Leases     Revenue     Recognition     Form 10-K/A  
 
Revenues
                                       
Equipment and product sales
  $ 34,994     $        —     $        —     $        (113 )   $ 34,881  
Services
    49,491             37             49,528  
Rentals
    3,865                   214       4,079  
Finance income
    3,991                         3,991  
                                         
      92,341             37       101       92,479  
Cost of goods sold, services and rentals
                                       
Equipment and product sales
    18,871                         18,871  
Services
    36,167       110                   36,277  
Rentals
    1,378                   36       1,414  
                                         
      56,416       110             36       56,562  
                                         
Gross margin
    35,925       (110 )     37       65       35,917  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    29,973       (63 )                 29,910  
Research and development
    2,457                         2,457  
Amortization of intangibles
    456                         456  
Receivable provisions net of (recoveries)
    250                         250  
                                         
Earnings (loss) from operations
    2,789       (47 )     37       65       2,844  
Interest income
    760                         760  
Interest expense
    (12,580 )                       (12,580 )
                                         
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    (9,031 )     (47 )     37       65       (8,976 )
Provision for income taxes
    (90 )                       (90 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
    (9,121 )     (47 )     37       65       (9,066 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
    1,425                         1,425  
                                         
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (7,696 )   $ (47 )   $ 37     $ 65     $ (7,641 )
                                         
Earnings (loss) per share
                                       
Earnings (loss) per share — basic & diluted:
                                       
Net loss from continuing operations
  $ (0.23 )   $     $     $     $ (0.23 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
  $ 0.04     $     $     $     $ 0.04  
                                         
Net loss
  $ (0.19 )   $     $     $     $ (0.19 )
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
e)   Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
As part of the Second Restatement the Company changed the presentation of cash flows from discontinued operations to include cash flows related to operating and investing activities within those respective categories. Previously, the Company presented these cash flows on a net basis as a single caption within the statements of cash flows.
 
There were no other errors in the cash flows statements other than conforming changes to the components of the reconciliation to net cash provided by or used in operating activities related to the restatement adjustments described above.
 
4.   Financing Receivables
 
Financing receivables, consisting of net investment in leases and receivables from financed sales of its theater systems, are as follows:
 
                 
    September 30,
    December 31,
 
    2007     2006  
 
Gross minimum lease amounts receivable
  $ 82,206     $ 89,343  
Residual value of equipment
    321       368  
Unearned finance income
    (27,302 )     (31,182 )
                 
Present value of minimum lease amounts receivable
    55,225       58,529  
Accumulated allowance for uncollectible amounts
    (2,740 )     (2,445 )
                 
Net investment in leases
    52,485       56,084  
                 
Gross receivables from financed sales
    14,356       14,268  
Unearned income
    (4,627 )     (4,474 )
                 
Present value of financed sale receivables
    9,729       9,794  
                 
Total financing receivables
  $ 62,214     $ 65,878  
                 
Present value of financed sale receivables due within one year
  $ 2,129     $ 1,886  
Present value of financed sale receivables due after one year
  $ 7,600     $ 7,908  
 
As at September 30, 2007 the financed sale receivables had a weighted average effective interest rate of 9.4% (December 31, 2006 — 8.3%).
 
5.   Inventories
 
                 
    September 30,
    December 31,
 
    2007     2006  
 
Raw materials
  $ 11,208     $ 11,504  
Work-in-process
    2,253       2,677  
Finished goods
    13,645       12,732  
                 
    $ 27,106     $ 26,913  
                 
 
At September 30, 2007, finished goods inventory for which title had passed to the customer amounted to $2.6 million (December 31, 2006 — $0.4 million).


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
6.   Senior Notes due 2010
 
As at September 30, 2007, the Company had outstanding $159.0 million aggregate principal of Registered Senior Notes and $1.0 million aggregate principal of Unregistered Senior Notes. The Registered Senior Notes and the Unregistered Senior Notes are referred to herein as the “Senior Notes”.
 
The terms of the Company’s Senior Notes impose certain restrictions on its operating and financing activities, including certain restrictions on the Company’s ability to: incur certain additional indebtedness; make certain distributions or certain other restricted payments; grant liens; create certain dividend and other payment restrictions affecting the Company’s subsidiaries; sell certain assets or merge with or into other companies; and enter into certain transactions with affiliates.
 
The terms of the Company’s Senior Notes require that annual and quarterly financial statements are filed with the Trustee within 15 days of the required public company filing deadlines. If these financial reporting covenants are breached then this is considered an event of default under the terms of the Senior Notes and the Company has 30 days to cure this default, after which the Senior Notes become due and payable.
 
In March 2007, the Company delayed the filing of its 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 beyond the required public company filing deadline due to the discovery of certain accounting errors, broadened its accounting review to include certain other accounting matters based on comments received by the Company from the SEC and OSC, and ultimately restated financial statements for certain periods during those years. The filing delay resulted in the Company being in default of a financial reporting covenant under the indenture dated as of December 4, 2003, and as thereafter amended and supplemented (the “Indenture”), governing the Company’s Senior Notes.
 
On April 16, 2007 the Company completed a consent solicitation, receiving consents from holders of approximate 60% aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes (the “Consenting Holders”) to execute a ninth supplemental indenture (the “Supplemental Indenture”) to the Indenture with the Guarantors named therein and U.S. Bank National Association. The Supplemental Indenture waived any defaults existing at such time arising from a failure by the Company to comply with the reporting covenant and extended until May 31, 2007, or at the Company’s election until June 30, 2007 (the “Covenant Reversion Date”), the date by which the Company’s failure to comply with the reporting covenant shall constitute a default, or be the basis for an event of default under the Indenture. The Company paid consent fees of $1.0 million to the Consenting Holders. On May 30, 2007, the Company provided notice to the holders of the Senior Notes of its election to extend the Covenant Reversion Date to June 30, 2007. The Company paid additional consent fees of $0.4 million to the Consenting Holders. In accordance with Emerging Issues Task Force Abstract 96-16 “Debtor’s Accounting for a Modification or Exchange of Debt Instruments”, the Company concluded that the payment of these fees did not result in an extinguishment of the debt and accordingly has capitalized these costs as deferred financing costs and is amortizing them, utilizing the effective interest method, as an adjustment of interest expense over the remaining term of the Senior Notes. Because the Company did not file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 by June 30, 2007, it was in default of the reporting covenant under the Indenture on July 1, 2007, and received notice of such default on July 2, 2007. The Company cured such default under the Indenture by filing its 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K and first quarter 2007 Form 10-Q on July 20, 2007, within the applicable grace period. See note 9(f) for more information.
 
7.   Credit Facility
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
the aggregate principal amount of indebtedness thereunder outstanding at any time does not exceed the greater of a) $30,000,000 minus the amount of any such indebtedness retired with the proceeds of an Asset Sale and (b) 15% of Total Assets, as defined in the Indenture, of the Company. The Indenture also permits the Company to incur indebtedness solely in respect of performances, surety or appeal bonds, letters of credit and letters of guarantee as required in the ordinary course of business in accordance with customary industry practices. On February 6, 2004, the Company entered into a Loan Agreement for a secured revolving credit facility as amended on June 30, 2005 and as further amended by the Second Amendment to the Loan Agreement which was entered into with effect from May 16, 2006 (the “Credit Facility”). The Credit Facility is a revolving credit facility expiring on October 31, 2009 with an optional one year renewal thereafter contingent upon approval by the lender, permitting maximum aggregate borrowings equal to the lesser of (i) $40.0 million, (ii) a collateral calculation based on percentages of the book values for the Company’s net investment in sales-type leases, financing receivables, finished goods inventory allocated to backlog contracts and the appraised values of the expected future cash flows related to operating leases and of the Company’s owned real property, reduced by certain accruals and accounts payable and (iii) a minimum level of trailing cash collections in the preceding twenty — six week period ($58.6 million as of September 30, 2007), and is subject to certain limitations under the Company’s Senior Notes and is reduced for outstanding letters of credit. As at September 30, 2007, the Company’s current borrowing capacity under such calculation is $27.7 million after deduction for outstanding letters of credit of $9.8 million. The Credit Facility bears interest at the applicable prime rate per annum or LIBOR plus a margin as specified therein per annum and is collateralized by a first priority security interest in all of the current and future assets of the Company. The Credit Facility contains typical affirmative and negative covenants, including covenants that restrict the Company’s ability to: incur certain additional indebtedness; make certain loans, investments or guarantees; pay dividends; make certain asset sales; incur certain liens or other encumbrances; conduct certain transactions with affiliates and enter into certain corporate transactions. In addition, the Credit Facility agreement contains customary events of default, including upon an acquisition or a change of control that may have a material adverse effect on the Company or a guarantor. The Credit Facility also requires the Company to maintain, over a period of time, a minimum level of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization including film asset amortization, stock and other non-cash compensation, write downs (recoveries), and asset impairment charges, and other non-cash uses of funds on a trailing four quarter basis calculated quarterly, of not less than $20.0 million (the “EBITDA Requirement”). On November 7, 2007 the Company entered into the Third Amendment to the Credit Facility whereby the EBITDA Requirement was reduced to $17.0 million for the four quarters ended September 30, 2007 and $15.0 million for the four quarters ending December 31, 2007. In the event that the Company’s available borrowing base falls below the amount borrowed against the Credit Facility, the excess above the available borrowing base becomes due upon demand by the lender. If the Credit Facility were to be terminated by either the Company or the lender, the Company would have the ability to pursue another source of secured financing pursuant to the terms of the Indenture.
 
Under the terms of the Credit Facility, the Company has to comply with several reporting requirements including the delivery of audited consolidated financial statements within 120 days of the end of the fiscal year.
 
In March 2007, the Company delayed the filing of its 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 beyond the filing deadline in order to restate financial statements for certain periods during the fiscal years 2002 — 2006. On March 27, 2007, the Credit Facility lender waived the requirement for the Company to deliver audited consolidated financial statements within 120 days of the end of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, provided such statements and documents were delivered on or before June 30, 2007. On June 27, 2007, the Credit Facility lender agreed that an event of default would not be deemed to have occurred unless the Company’s 2006 Form 10-K filing did not occur by July 31, 2007 or upon the occurrence and continuance of an event of default under the Company’s Indenture governing its Senior Notes which had not been cured within the applicable grace


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
period. The Company cured such default under the Indenture by filing its 2006 Form 10-K and first quarter 2007 Form 10-Q on July 20, 2007, within the applicable grace period.
 
8.   Commitments
 
(a) The Company’s lease commitments consist of rent and equipment under operating lease. The Company accounts for any incentives provided over the term of the lease. Total minimum annual rental payments to be made by the Company under operating leases for premises and equipment as of September 30, 2007 for each of the years ended December 31, are as follows:
 
         
2007 (three months remaining)
  $ 1,660  
2008
    6,182  
2009
    5,755  
2010
    5,861  
2011
    6,010  
Thereafter
    14,100  
         
    $ 39,568  
         
 
Recorded in accrued liabilities balance as at September 30, 2007 is $9.3 million (December 31, 2006 — $9.6 million) related to rent expense recognized in excess of rental payments made and landlord incentives.
 
(b) As at September 30, 2007, the Company has letters of credit of $9.8 million (December 31, 2006 — $9.4 million) outstanding under the Company’s credit facility arrangement (see note 7). In addition, as at September 30, 2007, the Company has performance security guarantees of $nil (December 31, 2006 — $0.6 million) outstanding that have been guaranteed through Export Development Canada.
 
(c) The Company compensates its sales force with both fixed and variable compensation. Commissions on the sale or lease of the Company’s theater system components are due in graduated amounts from the time of collection of the customer’s first payment to the Company up to the collection of the customer’s last initial payment. At September 30, 2007, $0.2 million (December 31, 2006 — $0.3 million) of commissions will be payable in future periods if the Company collects its initial payments as anticipated.
 
9.   Contingencies and Guarantees
 
The Company is involved in lawsuits, claims, and proceedings, including those identified below, which arise in the ordinary course of business. In accordance with SFAS No. 5, “Accounting for Contingencies”, the Company will make a provision for a liability when it is both probable that a loss has been incurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. The Company believes it has adequate provisions for any such matters. The Company reviews these provisions in conjunction with any related provisions on assets related to the claims at least quarterly and adjusts these provisions to reflect the impacts of negotiations, settlements, rulings, advice of legal counsel and other pertinent information related to the case. Should developments in any of these matters outlined below cause a change in the Company’s determination as to an unfavorable outcome and result in the need to recognize a material provision, or, should any of these matters result in a final adverse judgment or be settled for significant amounts, they could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations, cash flows, and financial position in the period or periods in which such a change in determination, settlement or judgment occurs.
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
(a) In March 2005, the Company, together with Three-Dimensional Media Group, Ltd. (“3DMG”), filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, against In-Three, Inc. (“In-Three”) alleging patent infringement. On March 10, 2006, the Company and In-Three entered into a settlement agreement settling the dispute between the Company and In-Three. On June 12, 2006, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, entered a stay in the proceedings against In-Three pending the arbitration of disputes between the Company and 3DMG. Arbitration was initiated by the Company against 3DMG on May 15, 2006 before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution in New York, alleging breaches of the license and consulting agreements between the Company and 3DMG. On June 15, 2006, 3DMG filed an answer denying any breaches and asserting counterclaims that the Company breached the parties’ license agreement. On June 21, 2007, the Arbitration Panel unanimously denied 3DMG’s Motion for Summary Judgment filed on April 11, 2007 concerning the Company’s claims and 3DMG’s counterclaims. On October 5, 2007, 3DMG amended its counterclaims and added counterclaims from UNIPAT.ORG relating to fees allegedly owed to UNIPAT.ORG by the Company. An evidentiary hearing on liability issues has been set for January 2008 with further proceedings on damages issues to be scheduled if and when necessary. The Company will continue to pursue its claims vigorously and believes that all allegations made by 3DMG are without merit. The Company further believes that the amount of loss, if any, suffered in connection with the counterclaims would not have a material impact on the financial position or operations of the Company, although no assurance can be given with respect to the ultimate outcome of the arbitration.
 
(b) In January 2004, the Company and IMAX Theater Services Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, commenced an arbitration seeking damages of approximately $3.7 million before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chambers of Commerce (the “ICC”) with respect to the breach by Electronic Media Limited (“EML”) of its December 2000 agreement with the Company. In June 2004, the Company commenced a related arbitration before the ICC against EML’s affiliate, E-CITI Entertainment (I) PVT Limited (“E-Citi”), seeking $17.8 million in damages as a result of E-Citi’s breach of a September 2000 lease agreement. The damages sought against E-Citi included the original claim sought against EML. An arbitration hearing took place in November 2005 against E-Citi, which included all claims by the Company. On February 1, 2006, the ICC issued an award on liability finding unanimously in the Company’s favor on all claims. Further hearings took place in July 2006 and December 2006. On August 24, 2007, the ICC issued an award unanimously in favor of the Company in the amount of $9.4 million, consisting of past and future rents owed to the Company under its lease agreements, plus interest and costs. In the award, the ICC upheld the validity and enforceability of the Company’s theater system contract. The Company has now submitted its application to the arbitration panel for interest and costs and is awaiting the Panel’s decision on that issue.
 
(c) In June 2004, Robots of Mars, Inc. (“Robots”) initiated an arbitration proceeding against the Company in California with the American Arbitration Association pursuant to an arbitration provision in a 1994 film production agreement between Robots’ predecessor-in-interest and a subsidiary of the Company, asserting claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and intentional interference with contract. Robots is seeking an accounting of the Company’s revenues and an award of all sums alleged to be due to Robots under the production agreement, as well as punitive damages. The Company intends to vigorously defend the arbitration proceeding and believes the amount of the loss, if any, that may be suffered in connection with this proceeding will not have a material impact on the financial position or results of operations of the Company, although no assurance can be given with respect to the ultimate outcome of such arbitration.
 
(d) The Company and certain of its officers and directors were named as defendants in eight purported class action lawsuits filed between August 11, 2006 and September 18, 2006, alleging violations of U.S. federal securities laws. These eight actions were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. On January 18, 2007, the Court consolidated all eight class action lawsuits and appointed Westchester Capital Management, Inc. as


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
the lead plaintiff and Abbey Spanier Rodd Abrams & Paradis LLP as lead plaintiff’s counsel. On October 2, 2007, plaintiffs filed a consolidated amended class action complaint. The amended complaint, brought on behalf of shareholders who purchased the Company’s common stock between February 27, 2003 through July 30, 2007, alleges primarily that the defendants engaged in securities fraud by disseminating materially false and misleading statements during the class period regarding the Company’s revenue recognition of theater system installations, and failing to disclose material information concerning the Company’s revenue recognition practices. The amended complaint also adds PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the Company’s auditors, as a defendant. The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory damages, costs, and expenses. The lawsuit is at a very early stage and as a result the Company is not able to estimate a potential loss exposure. The Company believes the allegations made against it in the amended complaint are meritless and will vigorously defend the matter, although no assurances can be given with respect to the outcome of such proceedings. The Company’s directors and officers insurance policy provides for reimbursement for costs and expenses incurred in connection with this lawsuit as well as potential damages awarded, if any, subject to certain policy limits and deductibles. The deadline for defendants to respond to the amended complaint is currently December 3, 2007.
 
(e) A class action lawsuit was filed on September 20, 2006 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against the Company and certain of its officers and directors, alleging violations of Canadian securities laws. This lawsuit was brought on behalf of shareholders who acquired the Company’s securities between February 17, 2006 and August 9, 2006. The lawsuit is in a very early stage and seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, as well as costs and expenses. As a result, the Company is unable to estimate a potential loss exposure. The Company believes the allegations made against it in the statement of claim are meritless and will vigorously defend the matter, although no assurance can be given with respect to the ultimate outcome of such proceedings. The Company’s directors and officers insurance policy provides for reimbursement for costs and expenses incurred in connection with this lawsuit as well as potential damages awarded, if any, subject to certain policy limits and deductibles.
 
(f) On September 7, 2007, Catalyst Fund Limited Partnership II, a holder of the Company’s Senior Notes (“Catalyst”), commenced an application against the Company in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for a declaration of oppression pursuant to s. 229 and 241 of the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”) and for a declaration that the Company is in default of the Indenture governing its Senior Notes. The allegations of oppression are substantially the same as allegations Catalyst made in a May 10, 2007 complaint filed against the Company in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and subsequently withdrawn on October 12, 2007, wherein Catalyst challenged the validity of the consent solicitation through which the Company requested and obtained a waiver of any and all defaults arising from a failure to comply with the reporting covenant under the Indenture and alleged common law fraud. Catalyst has also requested the appointment of an inspector and an order that an investigation be carried out pursuant to s. 229 of the CBCA. In addition, between March 2007 and October 2007, Catalyst has sent the Company eight purported notices of default or acceleration under the Indenture. It is the Company’s position that no default or event of default (as those terms are defined in the Indenture) has occurred or is continuing under the Indenture and, accordingly, that Catalyst’s purported acceleration notice is of no force or effect. The Company is in the process of responding to the Ontario application and a hearing is scheduled to take place on January 15 and 16, 2008. The litigation is at a preliminary stage and as a result, the Company is not able to estimate a potential loss exposure. The Company believes this application is entirely without merit and plans to contest it vigorously and seek costs from Catalyst, although no assurances can be given with respect to the outcome of the proceedings. The Company’s directors and officers insurance policy provides for reimbursement for costs and expenses incurred in connection with this lawsuit as well as potential damages awarded, if any, subject to certain policy limits and deductibles.
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
future operating results, although no assurance can be given with respect to the ultimate outcome of any such proceedings.
 
(h) In the normal course of business, the Company enters into agreements that may contain features that meet the FASB Interpretation No. 45, “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others” (“FIN 45”) definition of a guarantee. FIN 45 defines a guarantee to be a contract (including an indemnity) that contingently requires the Company to make payments (either in cash, financial instruments, other assets, shares of its stock or provision of services) to a third party based on (a) changes in an underlying interest rate, foreign exchange rate, equity or commodity instrument, index or other variable, that is related to an asset, a liability or an equity security of the counterparty, (b) failure of another party to perform under an obligating agreement or (c) failure of another third party to pay its indebtedness when due.
 
Financial Guarantees
 
The Company has provided no significant financial guarantees to third parties.
 
Product Warranties
 
The following summarizes the accrual for product warranties that was recorded as part of accrued liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets as of September 30, 2007:
 
         
Balance as at December 31, 2006
  $ 38  
Payments
    (137 )
Warranties provision
    78  
Revisions
    24  
         
Balance as of September 30, 2007
  $ 3  
         
 
Director/Officer Indemnification
 
The Company’s General By-law contains an indemnification of its directors/officers, former directors/officers and persons who have acted at its request to be a director/officer of an entity in which the Company is a shareholder or creditor, to indemnify them, to the extent permitted by the Canada Business Corporations Act, against expenses (including legal fees), judgments, fines and any amount actually and reasonably incurred by them in connection with any action, suit or proceeding in which the directors and/or officers are sued as a result of their service, if they acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Company. The nature of the indemnification prevents the Company from making a reasonable estimate of the maximum potential amount it could be required to pay to counterparties. The Company has purchased directors’ and officers’ liability insurance. No amount has been accrued in the consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2007, with respect to this indemnity.
 
Other Indemnification Agreements
 
In the normal course of the Company’s operations, it provides indemnifications to counterparties in transactions such as: theater system lease and sale agreements and the supervision of installation or servicing of the theater systems; film production, exhibition and distribution agreements; real property lease agreements; and employment agreements. These indemnification agreements require the Company to compensate the counterparties for costs incurred as a result of litigation claims that may be suffered by the counterparty as a consequence of the transaction or the Company’s breach or non-performance under these agreements. While the terms of these indemnification agreements vary based upon the contract, they normally extend for the life of the agreements. A


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
small number of agreements do not provide for any limit on the maximum potential amount of indemnification, however virtually all of the Company’s system lease and sale agreements limit such maximum potential liability to the purchase price of the system. The fact that the maximum potential amount of indemnification required by the Company is not specified in some cases prevents the Company from making a reasonable estimate of the maximum potential amount it could be required to pay to counterparties. Historically, the Company has not made any significant payments under such indemnifications and no amount has been accrued in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements with respect to the contingent aspect of these indemnities.
 
10.   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Supplemental Information
 
Included in selling, general and administrative expenses for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 is a gain of $0.9 million and $1.5 million, respectively (2006 — loss of $0.1 million and a gain of $0.3 million, respectively), for net foreign exchange gains or losses related to the translation of foreign currency denominated monetary assets, liabilities and integrated subsidiaries.
 
11.   Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
(a) Changes in other non-cash operating assets and liabilities are comprised of the following:
 
                 
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,  
    2007     2006  
          As restated  
 
Decrease (increase) in:
               
Accounts receivable
  $ 3,051     $ (8,262 )
Financing receivables
    4,518       (2,035 )
Inventories
    (2,121 )     (1,462 )
Prepaid expenses
    316       (1,047 )
Commissions and other deferred selling expenses
    (589 )     (54 )
Increase (decrease) in:
               
Accounts payable
    (2,644 )     2,064  
Accrued liabilities
    618       4,655  
Deferred revenue
    2,679       704  
                 
    $ 5,828     $ (5,437 )
                 
 
(b) Cash payments made during the year on account of
 
                 
    Nine Months Ended
    September 30,
    2007   2006
 
Income taxes
  $ 670     $ 1,224  
                 
Interest
  $ 8,138     $ 7,862  
                 


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
(c) Depreciation and amortization are comprised of the following:
 
                 
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,  
    2007     2006  
 
Film assets
  $ 7,567     $ 7,811  
Property, plant and equipment
    3,902       3,503  
Other assets
          233  
Other intangible assets
    406       456  
Deferred financing costs
    919       864  
                 
    $ 12,794     $ 12,867  
                 
 
(d) Write-downs (recoveries) are comprised of the following:
 
                 
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,  
    2007     2006  
 
Accounts receivable
  $ 455     $ 734  
Financing receivables
    238       (484 )
                 
    $ 693     $ 250  
                 
 
12.   Receivable Provisions, Net of (Recoveries)
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Accounts receivable provisions, net of (recoveries)
  $ 513     $ 450     $ 455     $ 734  
Financing receivables, net of (recoveries)
    205       (91 )     238       (484 )
                                 
Receivable provisions, net of (recoveries)
  $ 718     $ 359     $ 693     $ 250  
                                 
 
13.   Income Taxes
 
The Company’s effective tax rate differs from the statutory tax rate and will vary from year to year primarily as a result of numerous permanent differences, investment and other tax credits, the provision for income taxes at different rates in foreign and other provincial jurisdictions, enacted Statutory tax rate increases or reductions in the year, changes in the Company’s valuation allowance based on the Company’s recoverability assessments of deferred tax assets, and favourable or unfavourable resolution of various tax examinations. There was no change in the Company’s estimates of projected future earnings and the recoverability of its deferred tax assets based on an analysis of both positive and negative evidence.
 
As at September 30, 2007, the Company has net deferred income tax assets of $nil (December 31, 2006 — $nil). As of September 30, 2007, the Company had a gross deferred income tax asset of $59.6 million, against which the Company is carrying a $59.6 million valuation allowance.
 
In June 2006, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes — An Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109” (“FIN 48”). FIN 48 clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements in accordance with SFAS No. 109, “Accounting for Income


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Taxes”. This Interpretation prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. This Interpretation also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure, and transition. In connection with the Company’s adoption of FIN 48, as of January 1, 2007, the Company recorded a net increase to deficit of $2.1 million (including approximately $0.9 million related to accrued interest and penalties) related to the measurement of potential international withholding tax requirements and a decrease in reserves for income taxes. As of September 30, 2007 and January 1, 2007, the Company had total unrecognized tax benefits of $4.4 million and $3.7 comprised of (i) $4.1 million and $3.5 million for international withholding taxes, respectively, and (ii) $0.3 million and $0.2 million related to Large Corporations’ Tax, respectively. All of the unrecognized tax benefits could impact the Company’s effective tax rate if recognized. While the Company believes it has adequately provided for all tax positions, amounts asserted by taxing authorities could differ from the Company’s accrued position. Accordingly, additional provisions on federal and foreign tax-related matters could be recorded in the future as revised estimates are made or the underlying matters are settled or otherwise resolved.
 
Consistent with its historical financial reporting, the Company has elected to classify interest and penalties related to income tax liabilities, when applicable, as part of the interest expense in its Consolidated Statements of Operations rather than income tax expense. In conjunction with the adoption of FIN 48, the Company recognized approximately $0.1 million and $0.2 million in potential interest and penalties associated with uncertain tax positions for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively.
 
14.   Capital Stock
 
(a)   Stock-Based Compensation
 
The Company has four stock-based compensation plans that are described below. The compensation costs recorded in the statement of operations for these plans was $0.5 million and a $1.5 million expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively (2006 — $0.4 million recovery and $1.0 million expense). No income tax benefit is recorded in the consolidated statement of operations for these costs.
 
Stock Option Plan
 
The Company’s Stock Option Plan, which is shareholder approved, permits the grant of options to employees, directors and consultants.
 
The Company’s policy is to issue new shares from treasury to satisfy stock options which are exercised.
 
The weighted average fair value of all common share options granted to employees for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 at the date of grant was $1.44 and $1.64 per share, respectively (2006 — $3.27


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
and $3.35 per share). The Company utilizes a Binomial Model to determine the fair value of common share options at the grant date. The following assumptions were used:
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Average risk-free interest rate
    4.48%       4.96%       4.60%       4.92%  
Market risk premium
    5.16%       5.35%       5.16 - 5.73%       5.35 - 5.60%  
Beta
    0.71 - 0.78       0.99       0.71 - 0.94       0.99 - 1.28  
Expected option life (in years)
    2.74 - 5.44       4.45 - 5.46       2.74 - 5.44       2.47 - 5.46  
Expected volatility
    61%       60%       61%       60%  
Annual termination probability
    9.52 - 11.87%       8.06%       9.52 - 11.87%       8.06%  
Dividend yield
    0%       0%       0%       0%  
 
As the Company stratifies its employees into two groups in order to calculate fair value under the Binomial Model, ranges of assumptions used are presented for market risk premium, Beta, expected option life and annual termination probability. The Company uses historical data to estimate option exercise and employee termination within the valuation model; separate groups of employees that have similar historical exercise behavior are considered separately for valuation purposes. The expected volatility rate is estimated based on the Company’s historical share-price volatility. The market risk premium reflects the amount by which the return on the market portfolio exceeds the risk-free rate, where the return on the market portfolio is based on the Standard and Poors 500 index. The Company utilizes an expected term method to determine expected option life based on such data as vesting periods of awards, historical data that includes past exercise and post-vesting cancellations and stock price history.
 
As at September 30, 2007, the Company has reserved a total of 6,922,157 (December 31, 2006 — 6,974,657) common shares for future issuance under the Stock Option Plan, of which options in respect of 5,698,580 common shares are outstanding at September 30, 2007. Options are granted with an exercise price equal to the market value of the Company’s stock at the grant date. The options vest within five years and expire 10 years or less from the date granted. The Plan provides that vesting will be accelerated if there is a change of control, as defined in the plan. At September 30, 2007, options in respect of 4,566,568 common shares were vested and exercisable.
 
The following table summarizes certain information in respect of option activity under the Stock Option Plan for the periods ended September 30:
 
                                 
                Weighted Average
 
    Number of Shares     Exercise Price per Share  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Options outstanding, beginning of year
    5,100,995       5,262,824     $ 7.12     $ 7.16  
Granted
    754,861       123,319       4.21       8.57  
Exercised
    (52,500 )     (72,032 )     2.82       3.96  
Forfeited
    (35,525 )     (87,768 )     7.79       8.01  
Expired
    (28,000 )     (35,600 )     18.45       16.08  
Cancelled
    (41,251 )     (15,833 )     16.00       21.33  
                                 
Options outstanding, end of period
    5,698,580       5,174,910       6.65       7.12  
                                 
Options exercisable, end of period
    4,566,568       4,492,006       6.93       7.07  
                                 


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
In the nine months ended September 30, 2007, the Company cancelled 41,251 stock options from its Stock Option Plan (2006 — 15,833) surrendered by Company employees for $nil consideration.
 
As at September 30, 2007, 5,413,358 options are fully vested or are expected to vest with a weighted average exercise price of $6.72, aggregate intrinsic value of $0.6 million and weighted average remaining contractual life of 4.1 years. As at September 30, 2007, options that are exercisable have an intrinsic value of $0.6 million and a weighted average remaining contractual life of 3.9 years. The intrinsic value of options exercised in the nine months ended September 30, 2007 was $0.1 million (2006 — $0.5 million).
 
In the fourth quarter of 2006, the Company determined it had exceeded, by approximately 1.6% (of which nil were granted in the third quarter of 2006), certain cap limits for grants set by its Stock Option Plan. The options issued in excess of the cap limits were treated as liability-based awards commencing in the third quarter of 2006 as the Company determined it intended to settle the options in cash. The fair value of the options was recalculated each period. For purposes of calculating the fair value of the liability awards in the first quarter of 2007, the Company accelerated the accounting vesting period to March 31, 2007 in order to align with the expected service period of the options. Immediately before the settlement date, the Company had accrued a liability of $0.7 million. In June 2007, 195,286 options were voluntarily surrendered by the Co-CEOs and members of the Board of Directors for no consideration, as a result $0.2 million in accrued liabilities was credited to Other Equity and the Company settled the remaining options for cash in an amount of $0.5 million.
 
Options to Non-Employees
 
In the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, an aggregate of nil and 129,145, respectively (2006 — 13,335 and 63,319) options to purchase the Company’s common stock with an average exercise price of $nil and $4.53, respectively (2006 — $6.61 and $8.55) were granted to certain advisors and strategic partners of the Company. These options have a maximum contractual life of seven years. Certain of these options vest immediately and others upon the occurrence of certain events. These options were granted under the Stock Option Plan.
 
The Company has calculated the fair value of these options to non-employees for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 to be less than $0.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively (2006 — less than $0.1 million and $0.3 million), using a Binomial option-pricing model with the following underlying assumptions for periods ended:
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Average risk-free interest rate
    n/a       4.90%       4.97%       4.84%  
Contractual option life
    n/a       5 years       6 years       5-7 years  
Average expected volatility
    n/a       60%       61%       60%  
Dividend yield
    n/a       0%       0%       0%  
 
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, the Company has recorded a charge of less than $0.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively (2006 — less than $0.1 million and $0.3 million) to film cost of sales related to the non-employee stock options.
 
As at September 30, 2007, non-employee options outstanding amounted to 245,804 options (2006 — 103,324) with a weighted-average exercise price of $6.43 (2006 — $9.10). 142,249 options (2006 — 93,324) were exercisable with an average weighted exercise price of $7.49 (2006 — $9.12) and the vested options have an aggregate intrinsic value of less than $0.1 million.


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Restricted Common Shares
 
Under the terms of certain employment agreements dated July 12, 2000, the Company is required to issue either 160,000 restricted common shares or pay their cash equivalent. The restricted shares are required to be issued, or payment of their cash equivalent, upon request by the employees at any time. The aggregate intrinsic value of the awards outstanding is $0.7 million. The Company accounts for the obligation as a liability, which is classified within accrued liabilities. The Company has recorded a less than $0.1 million recovery and $0.1 million expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively (2006 — $0.7 million recovery and $0.3 million recovery), due to the changes in the Company’s stock price during the period.
 
Stock Appreciation Rights
 
On February 15, 2007, 600,000 stock appreciation rights with an exercise price of $4.34 per right were granted to Company executives. Half of the rights were vested upon issuance and were exercisable immediately and the other 300,000 rights will vest and be exercisable by the end of 2007. The rights were measured at fair value at the date of grant and are remeasured each period until settled. At September 30, 2007, the unvested rights had a fair value of $1.00 per right and the vested rights had a fair value of $0.95 per right. The rights have an intrinsic value of $nil per right as the exercise price of the rights is greater than the Company’s stock price at September 30, 2007. The Company accounts for the obligation of these rights as a liability, which is classified within accrued liabilities. The Company has recorded a $0.3 million charge and a $0.5 million charge for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively to SG&A related to these rights. The following assumptions were used at September 30, 2007 for measuring the fair value of the rights:
 
         
Risk-free interest rate
    4.70%  
Market risk premium
    5.16%  
Beta
    0.79  
Expected option life (in years)
    0.93 - 0.99  
Expected volatility
    61%  
Annual termination probability
    0%  
Dividend yield
    0%  
 
Warrants to Non-Employees
 
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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
(b)   Earnings (Loss) per Share
 
Reconciliations of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted per-share computations are comprised of the following:
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
          As restated           As restated  
 
Net loss from continuing operations applicable to common shareholders
  $ (7,522 )   $ (5,595 )   $ (16,798 )   $ (7,641 )
                                 
Weighted average number of common shares (000’s):
                               
Issued and outstanding, beginning of period
    40,288       40,286       40,286       40,213  
Weighted average number of shares issued during the period
    22             8       52  
                                 
Weighted average number of shares used in computing basic earnings per share
    40,310       40,286       40,294       40,265  
Assumed exercise of stock options, net of shares assumed repurchased
                       
                                 
Weighted average number of shares used in computing diluted earnings per share
    40,310       42,286       40,294       40,265  
                                 
 
The calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 excludes all shares that are issuable upon exercise of options as the impact of these exercises would be antidilutive.
 
(c)   Shareholders’ Deficit
 
The following summarizes the movement of Shareholders’ Deficit for the nine months ended September 30, 2007:
 
         
Balance as of December 31, 2006 (as restated)
  $ (58,232 )
Issuance of common shares
    148  
Net loss
    (16,798 )
Adjustment to other equity for employee stock options granted
    396  
Adjustment to other equity capital for non-employee stock options granted
    108  
Adjustment to other equity capital for employee stock options cancelled
    170  
Adjustment to deficit on adoption of FIN 48
    (2,093 )
Adjustments to accumulated other comprehensive income to amortize the prior service credits related to pensions and record the prior service cost
    (509 )
         
Balance as of September 30, 2007
  $ (76,810 )
         


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
15.   Segmented Information
 
The Company has six reportable segments identified by category of product sold or service provided: IMAX systems; film production and IMAX DMR; film distribution; film post-production; theater operations; and other. The IMAX systems segment designs, manufactures, sells or leases and maintains IMAX theater projection system equipment. The film production and IMAX DMR segment produces films and performs film re-mastering services. The film distribution segment distributes films for which the Company has distribution rights. The film post-production segment provides film post-production and film print services. The theater operations segment owns and operates certain IMAX theaters. The other segment includes camera rentals and other miscellaneous items. The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those described in note 2 to the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s 2006 Form 10-K/A.
 
Transactions between the film production and IMAX DMR segment and the film post-production segment are valued at exchange value. Inter-segment profits are eliminated upon consolidation, as well as for the disclosures below.
 
Transactions between the other segments are not significant.
 
The Company’s Chief Operating Design Makers (“CODM”) as defined in Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 131 “Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise Related Information” (“SFAS 131”), assess segment performance based on segment gross margins. Selling, general and administrative expenses, research and development costs, amortization of intangibles, receivables provisions (recoveries), interest revenue, interest expense and tax provision (recovery) are not allocated to the segments.
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
          As restated           As restated  
 
Revenue
                               
IMAX systems
  $ 14,940     $ 17,553     $ 42,042     $ 51,472  
Films
                               
Production and IMAX DMR
    6,246       3,403       14,640       8,563  
Distribution
    2,548       3,559       8,649       11,622  
Post-production
    744       749       3,290       5,273  
Theater operations
    4,368       4,709       13,434       12,472  
Other
    958       1,010       2,466       3,077  
                                 
Total
  $ 29,804     $ 30,983     $ 84,521     $ 92,479  
                                 
Gross margins
                               
IMAX systems
  $ 7,265     $ 10,108     $ 22,907     $ 28,532  
Films
                               
Production and IMAX DMR
    290       (920 )     4,218       (214 )
Distribution
    1,223       1,337       3,521       3,441  
Post-production
    295       948       1,529       2,386  
Theater operations
    262       408       914       1,559  
Other
    338       351       245       213  
                                 
Total
  $ 9,673     $ 12,232     $ 33,334     $ 35,917  
                                 


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
16.   Discontinued Operations
 
(a)   Miami Theater LLC
 
On December 23, 2003, the Company closed its owned and operated Miami IMAX theater. The Company completed its abandonment of assets and removal of its projection system from the theater in the first quarter of 2004, with no financial impact. The Company was involved in an arbitration proceeding with the landlord of the theater with respect to the amount owing to the landlord by the Company for lease and guarantee obligations. The amount of loss to the Company had been estimated as between $0.9 million and $2.3 million. Prior to 2006, the Company paid out $0.8 million with respect to amounts owing to the landlord. The Company paid out an additional $0.1 million and also accrued $0.8 million in net loss from discontinued operations related to Miami IMAX Theater in the third quarter of 2006. On January 4, 2007, as a result of a settlement negotiated between both parties, the Company paid out a final $0.8 million, extinguishing its obligations to the landlord.
 
(b)   Digital Projection International
 
On December 29, 2005, the Company and a previously wholly-owned subsidiary, Digital Projection International, entered into an agreement to settle its loan agreements in exchange for a payment of $3.5 million. During the nine months ended September 30, 2006, the Company recognized $2.3 million in income from discontinued operations as a result of this settlement. The other $1.2 million was recognized in 2005.
 
17.   Employees Pension and Postretirement Benefits
 
(a)   Defined Benefit Plan
 
The Company has an unfunded U.S. defined benefit pension plan, the Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (the “SERP”), covering its two Co-CEOs. The SERP provides for a lifetime retirement benefit from age 55 determined as 75% of the member’s best average 60 consecutive months of earnings during the 120 months preceding retirement.
 
Under the original terms of the SERP, once benefit payments begin, the benefit is indexed annually to the cost of living and further provides for 100% continuance for life to the surviving spouse. On March 8, 2006, the Company and the Co-CEOs negotiated an amendment to the SERP which reduced the related pension expense to the Company. Under the terms of the SERP amendment, to reduce ongoing costs to the Company, the cost of living adjustment and surviving spouse benefits previously owed to the Co-CEOs are each reduced by 50%, subject to a recoupment of a percentage of such benefits upon a change of control of the Company, and the net present value of the reduced pension benefit payments is accelerated and paid out upon a change of control of the Company. The amendment resulted in reduction of the accrued pension liability by $6.2 million, a reduction in other assets of $3.4 million and a past services credit of $2.8 million. The benefits were 50% vested as of July 2000, the SERP initiation date. The vesting percentage increases on a straight-line basis from inception until age 55. The vesting percentage of a member whose employment terminates other than by voluntary retirement or upon a change in control shall be 100%.
 
On May 4, 2007, the Company amended the SERP to provide for the determination of benefits to be 75% of the member’s best average 60 consecutive months of earnings over the member’s employment history. The actuarial liability was remeasured to reflect this amendment. The amendment resulted in a $1.0 million increase to the pension liability and a corresponding $1.0 million change to other comprehensive income. As of September 30, 2007, one of the Co-CEO’s benefits was 100% vested and the other Co-CEO’s benefits were approximately 85.5% vested.


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
The amount accrued for the SERP is determined as follows:
 
         
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30, 2007  
 
Projected benefit obligation:
       
Obligation, beginning of period
  $ 26,109  
Service cost
    518  
Interest cost
    1,050  
Prior service cost resulting from the amendment
    997  
Amortization of prior service credit
    (712 )
         
Obligation, end of period
  $ 27,962  
         
Unfunded status:
       
Obligation, end of period
  $ 27,962  
         
Accrued pension liability
  $ 27,962  
         
 
The following table provides disclosure of pension expense for the SERP for periods ended September 30:
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Nine Months Ended
 
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2007     2006     2007     2006  
 
Service cost
  $   172     $   364     $ 518     $ 821  
Interest cost
    372       297       1,050       659  
Amortization of prior service credits
          (237 )           (83 )
                                 
Pension expense
  $ 544     $ 424     $ 1,568     $ 1,397  
                                 
 
The accumulated benefit obligation for the SERP was $28.0 million at September 30, 2007 and $26.1 million at December 31, 2006. No contributions are expected to be made for the SERP during 2007.
 
As a result of the SERP amendment, in the first quarter of 2006, an adjustment to the unrecognized actuarial losses of $2.8 million and unrecognized prior service cost of $3.4 million was recorded in comprehensive income (loss) and other assets.
 
The following benefit payments are expected to be made as per the current SERP assumptions and the terms of the SERP in each of the next five years, and in the aggregate over the five years thereafter:
 
         
2007
  $  
2008
    1,045  
2009
    1,058  
2010
    32,496  
2011 to 2016
     
 
At the time the Company established the SERP, it also took out life insurance policies on its two Co-CEOs with coverage amounts of $21.5 million in aggregate. The Company intends to use the cash surrender value proceeds of life insurance policies taken on its Co-CEOs to be applied towards the benefits due and payable under the SERP, although there can be no assurance that the Company will ultimately do so. At September 30, 2007, the cash surrender value of the insurance policies is $5.0 million (December 31, 2006 — $4.3 million) and has been included in other assets.


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
(b)   Defined Contribution Plan
 
The Company also maintains defined contribution pension plans for its employees, including its executive officers. The Company makes contributions to these plans on behalf of employees in an amount up to 5% of their base salary subject to certain prescribed maximums. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, the Company contributed and expensed an aggregate of $0.2 million and $0.6 million, respectively (2006 — $0.2 million and $0.6 million), to its Canadian plan and an aggregate of less than $0.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively (2006 — less than $0.1 million and $0.1 million), to its defined contribution employee pension plan under Section 401(k) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
 
(c)   Postretirement Benefits
 
The Company has an unfunded postretirement plan covering its two Co-CEOs. The plan provides that the Company will maintain health benefits for the Co-CEOs until they become eligible for Medicare and, thereafter, the Company will provide Medicare supplement coverage as selected by the Co-CEO. The postretirement benefits obligation as of September 30, 2007 is $0.4 million (2006 — $0.4 million). The Company has expensed less than $0.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 with respect to this obligation (2006 — less than $0.1 million).
 
18.   Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
 
In September 2006, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements”, which is effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and for interim periods within those years. This statement defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands the related disclosure requirements. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this statement.
 
In February 2007, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities — Including an Amendment of FASB Statements No. 115” (“SFAS 159”). SFAS 159 allows the irrevocable election of fair value as the initial and subsequent measurement attribute for certain financial assets and liabilities and other items on an instrument-by-instrument basis. Changes in fair value would be reflected in earnings as they occur. The objective of SFAS 159 is to improve financial reporting by providing entities with the opportunity to mitigate volatility in reported earnings caused by measuring related assets and liabilities differently without having to apply complex hedge accounting provisions. SFAS 159 is effective as of the beginning of the first fiscal year beginning after November 15, 2007. The Company is currently evaluating if it will elect the fair value option for any of its eligible financial instruments and other items.
 
19.   Supplemental Consolidating Financial Information
 
The Company’s Senior Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally by specific wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company (the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”). The main Guarantor Subsidiaries are David Keighley Productions 70MM Inc., Sonics Associates Inc., and the subsidiaries that own and operate certain theaters. These guarantees are full and unconditional. The information under the column headed “Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries” relates to the following subsidiaries of the Company: IMAX Japan Inc. and IMAX B.V. (the “Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries”) which have not provided any guarantees of the Senior Notes.
 
Investments in subsidiaries are accounted for by the equity method for purposes of the supplemental consolidating financial data. Some subsidiaries may be unable to pay dividends due to negative working capital.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Supplemental consolidating balance sheets as at September 30, 2007:
 
                                         
                      Adjustments
       
    IMAX
    Guarantor
    Non-Guarantor
    and
    Consolidated
 
    Corporation     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Eliminations     Total  
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 8,852     $ 6,750     $ 379     $     $ 15,981  
Short-term investments
    2,192                         2,192  
Accounts receivable
    18,135       4,026       350             22,511  
Financing receivables
    61,542       672                     62,214  
Inventories
    26,790       234       82             27,106  
Prepaid expenses
    2,480       614       22             3,116  
Intercompany receivables
    24,961       45,877       11,602       (82,440 )      
Film assets
    1,832                         1,832  
Property, plant and equipment
    22,962       1,037       1             24,000  
Other assets
    12,230                         12,230  
Goodwill
    39,027                         39,027  
Other intangible assets
    2,491                         2,491  
Investments in subsidiaries
    31,216                   (31,216 )      
                                         
Total assets
  $ 254,710     $ 59,210     $ 12,436     $ (113,656 )   $ 212,700  
                                         
 
Liabilities
Accounts payable
  $ 4,497     $ 4,284     $     $     $ 8,781  
Accrued liabilities
    54,616       7,393       238               62,247  
Intercompany payables
    57,484       47,325       6,801       (111,610 )      
Deferred revenue
    55,343       3,027       112             58,482  
Senior Notes due 2010
    160,000                         160,000  
                                         
Total liabilities
    331,940       62,029       7,151       (111,610 )     289,510  
                                         
Shareholder’s deficit
                                       
Capital stock
    122,172             117       (117 )     122,172  
Other equity/additional paid in capital/contributed surplus
    2,577       46,960             (45,926 )     3,611  
Deficit
    (203,265 )     (49,165 )     5,168       43,997       (203,265 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
    1,286       (614 )                 672  
                                         
Total shareholders’ equity (deficit)
    (77,230 )     (2,819 )     5,285       (2,046 )     (76,810 )
                                         
Total liabilities & shareholders’ equity (deficit)
  $ 254,710     $ 59,210     $ 12,436     $ (113,656 )   $ 212,700  
                                         
 
In certain Guarantor Subsidiaries, accumulated losses have exceeded the original investment balance. As a result of applying equity accounting, the parent company has consequently reduced intercompany receivable balances with respect to these Guarantor Subsidiaries in the amounts of $29.8 million as at September 30, 2007.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Supplemental consolidating balance sheets as at December 31, 2006:
 
                                         
                Non-
    Adjustments
       
    IMAX
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    and
    Consolidated
 
    Corporation     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Eliminations     Total  
    As restated     As restated     As restated     As restated     As restated  
 
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 16,402     $ 8,556     $ 165     $     $ 25,123  
Short-term investments
    2,115                         2,115  
Accounts receivable
    23,902       1,866       249             26,017  
Financing receivables
    63,831       2,047                   65,878  
Inventories
    26,592       237       84             26,913  
Prepaid expenses
    3,098       312       22             3,432  
Intercompany receivables
    25,799       36,182       11,164       (73,145 )      
Film assets
    1,235                         1,235  
Property, plant and equipment
    23,412       1,212       15             24,639  
Other assets
    10,365                         10,365  
Goodwill
    39,027                         39,027  
Other intangible assets
    2,547                         2,547  
Investments in subsidiaries
    29,543                   (29,543 )      
                                         
Total assets
  $ 267,868     $ 50,412     $ 11,699     $ (102,688 )   $ 227,291  
                                         
 
Liabilities
Accounts payable
  $ 4,259     $ 7,164     $ 3     $     $ 11,426  
Accrued liabilities
    49,792       8,293       209             58,294  
Intercompany payables
    60,049       35,601       6,306       (101,956 )      
Deferred revenue
    52,420       3,261       122             55,803  
Senior Notes due 2010
    160,000                         160,000  
                                         
Total liabilities
    326,520       54,319       6,640       (101,956 )     285,523  
                                         
Shareholder’s deficit
                                       
Capital stock
    122,024             117       (117 )     122,024  
Other equity
    1,903       46,960             (45,926 )     2,937  
Deficit
    (184,375 )     (50,253 )     4,942       45,311       (184,375 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
    1,796       (614 )                 1,182  
                                         
Total shareholders’ equity (deficit)
    (58,652 )     (3,907 )     5,059       (732 )     (58,232 )
                                         
Total liabilities & shareholders’ equity (deficit)
  $ 267,868     $ 50,412     $ 11,699     $ (102,688 )   $ 227,291  
                                         
 
In certain Guarantor Subsidiaries accumulated losses have exceeded the original investment balance. As a result of applying equity accounting, the parent company has consequently reduced intercompany receivable balances with respect to these Guarantor Subsidiaries in the amounts of $29.4 million.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Supplemental consolidating statements of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2007:
 
                                         
                Non-
    Adjustments
       
    IMAX
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    and
    Consolidated
 
    Corporation     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Eliminations     Total  
 
Revenues
                                       
Equipment and product sales
  $ 7,873     $     $ 7     $ (9 )   $ 7,871  
Services
    12,986       5,269       164       (447 )     17,972  
Rentals
    2,009       (15 )     9             2,003  
Finance income
    1,194       14                   1,208  
Other revenues
    750                         750  
                                         
      24,812       5,268       180       (456 )     29,804  
Cost of goods sold, services and rentals
                                       
Equipment and product sales
    5,360             5       (9 )     5,356  
Services
    9,469       5,021       88       (447 )     14,131  
Rentals
    613                         613  
Other
    31                         31  
                                         
      15,473       5,021       93       (456 )     20,131  
                                         
Gross margin
    9,339       247       87             9,673  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    10,143       262       (150 )           10,255  
Research and development
    1,563                         1,563  
Amortization of intangibles
    129                         129  
Loss (income) from equity-accounted investees
    (219 )                 219        
Receivable provisions, net of (recoveries)
    718                         718  
                                         
Earnings (loss) from operations
    (2,995 )     (15 )     237       (219 )     (2,992 )
Interest income
    194                         194  
Interest expense
    (4,342 )     1                   (4,341 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    (7,143 )     (14 )     237       (219 )     (7,139 )
(Provision for) recovery of income taxes
    (379 )     (4 )                 (383 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (7,522 )   $ (18 )   $ 237     $ (219 )   $ (7,522 )
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Supplemental consolidating statements of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2007:
 
                                         
                Non-
    Adjustments
       
    IMAX
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    and
    Consolidated
 
    Corporation     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Eliminations     Total  
 
Revenues
                                       
Equipment and product sales
  $ 21,696     $ 627     $ 11     $ (607 )   $ 21,727  
Services
    35,550       17,870       489       (1,940 )     51,969  
Rentals
    4,868       70       22             4,960  
Finance income
    3,499       77                   3,576  
Other revenues
    2,289                         2,289  
                                         
      67,902       18,644       522       (2,547 )     84,521  
Cost of goods sold, services and rentals
                                       
Equipment and product sales
    13,113       598       9       (607 )     13,113  
Services
    21,605       16,245       210       (1,940 )     36,120  
Rentals
    1,904                         1,904  
Other
    50                         50  
                                         
      36,672       16,843       219       (2,547 )     51,187  
                                         
Gross margin
    31,230       1,801       303             33,334  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    30,897       751       77             31,725  
Research and development
    4,180                         4,180  
Amortization of intangibles
    406                         406  
Loss (income) from equity-accounted investees
    (1,314 )                 1,314        
Receivable provisions, net of (recoveries)
    695       (2 )                 693  
                                         
Earnings (loss) from operations
    (3,634 )     1,052       226       (1,314 )     (3,670 )
Interest income
    599       48                   647  
Interest expense
    (12,966 )     1                   (12,965 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    (16,001 )     1,101       226       (1,314 )     (15,988 )
(Provision for) recovery of income taxes
    (797 )     (13 )                 (810 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (16,798 )   $ 1,088     $ 226     $ (1,314 )   $ (16,798 )
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Supplemental consolidating statements of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2006:
 
                                         
                Non-
    Adjustments
       
    IMAX
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    and
    Consolidated
 
    Corporation     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Eliminations     Total  
    As restated     As restated     As restated     As restated     As restated  
 
Revenues
                                       
Equipment and product sales
  $ 11,821     $     $ 8     $ (44 )   $ 11,785  
Services
    11,147       5,735       161       (712 )     16,331  
Rentals
    1,552       51       12             1,615  
Finance income
    1,198       54                   1,252  
                                         
      25,718       5,840       181       (756 )     30,983  
Cost of goods sold, services and rentals
                                       
Equipment and product sales
    5,798             1       (44 )     5,755  
Services
    8,304       4,861       79       (712 )     12,532  
Rentals
    464                         464  
                                         
      14,566       4,861       80       (756 )     18,751  
                                         
Gross margin
    11,152       979       101             12,232  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    9,493       224       128             9,845  
Research and development
    878                         878  
Amortization of intangibles
    132                         132  
Loss (income) from equity-accounted investees
    146                   (146 )      
Receivable provisions, net of (recoveries)
    359                         359  
                                         
Earnings (loss) from operations
    144       755       (27 )     146       1,018  
Interest income
    227                         227  
Interest expense
    (4,182 )     1                   (4,181 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    (3,811 )     756       (27 )     146       (2,936 )
(Provision for) recovery of income taxes
    (1,784 )                       (1,784 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
    (5,595 )     756       (27 )     146       (4,720 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
          (875 )                 (875 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (5,595 )   $ (119 )   $ (27 )   $ 146     $ (5,595 )
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Supplemental consolidating statements of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2006:
 
                                         
                Non-
    Adjustments
       
    IMAX
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    and
    Consolidated
 
    Corporation     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Eliminations     Total  
    As restated     As restated     As restated     As restated     As restated  
 
Revenues
                                       
Equipment and product sales
  $ 34,912     $     $ 13     $ (44 )   $ 34,881  
Services
    32,972       18,711       527       (2,682 )     49,528  
Rentals
    3,893       162       24             4,079  
Finance income
    3,828       163                   3,991  
                                         
      75,605       19,036       564       (2,726 )     92,479  
Cost of goods sold, services and rentals
                                       
Equipment and product sales
    18,909             6       (44 )     18,871  
Services
    22,215       16,507       237       (2,682 )     36,277  
Rentals
    1,414                         1,414  
                                         
      42,538       16,507       243       (2,726 )     56,562  
                                         
Gross margin
    33,067       2,529       321             35,917  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    29,076       626       208             29,910  
Research and development
    2,457                         2,457  
Amortization of intangibles
    456                         456  
Loss (income) from equity-accounted investees
    (1,138 )                 1,138        
Receivable provisions, net of (recoveries)
    250                         250  
                                         
Earnings (loss) from operations
    1,966       1,903       113       (1,138 )     2,844  
Interest income
    760                         760  
Interest expense
    (12,578 )     (2 )                 (12,580 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    (9,852 )     1,901       113       (1,138 )     (8,976 )
(Provision for) recovery of income taxes
    (89 )           (1 )           (90 )
                                         
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations
    (9,941 )     1,901       112       (1,138 )     (9,066 )
Net earnings from discontinued operations
    2,300       (875 )                 1,425  
                                         
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (7,641 )   $ 1,026     $ 112     $ (1,138 )   $ (7,641 )
                                         


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Supplemental consolidating statements of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2007:
 
                                         
                Non-
    Adjustments
       
    IMAX
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    and
    Consolidated
 
    Corporation     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Eliminations     Total  
 
Cash provided by (used in):
                                       
Operating Activities
                                       
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (16,798 )   $ 1,088     $ 226     $ (1,314 )   $ (16,798 )
Items not involving cash:
                                       
Depreciation and amortization
    12,468       310       16             12,794  
Write-downs (recoveries)
    695       (2 )                 693  
Loss (income) from equity-accounted investees
    (1,314 )                 1,314        
Change in deferred income tax valuation allowance
    (224 )                       (224 )
Stock and other non-cash compensation
    3,059                         3,059  
Non-cash foreign exchange gain
    (1,125 )                       (1,125 )
Interest on short-term investments
    (68 )                       (68 )
Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance
    (202 )                       (202 )
Investment in film assets
    (8,165 )                       (8,165 )
Changes in other non-cash operating assets and liabilities
    8,131       (2,274 )     (29 )           5,828  
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations
          (775 )                 (775 )
                                         
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
    (3,543 )     (1,653 )     213             (4,983 )
                                         
Investing Activities
                                       
Purchases of short-term investments
    (6,457 )                       (6,457 )
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments
    6,448                         6,448  
Purchase of fixed assets
    (1,196 )     (135 )     (2 )           (1,333 )
Increase in other assets
    (561 )                       (561 )
Increase in other intangible assets
    (351 )                       (351 )
                                         
Net cash used in investing activities
    (2,117 )     (135 )     (2 )           (2,254 )
                                         
Financing Activities
                                       
Financing costs related to Senior Notes due 2010
    (2,084 )                       (2,084 )
Common shares issued
    148                         148  
                                         
Net cash used in financing activities
    (1,936 )                       (1,936 )
                                         
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash
    46       (18 )     3             31  
                                         
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents, during the period
    (7,550 )     (1,806 )     214             (9,142 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
    16,402       8,556       165             25,123  
                                         
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
  $ 8,852     $ 6,750     $ 379     $     $ 15,981  
                                         


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IMAX CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
In accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Tabular amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)
(unaudited)
 
Supplemental consolidating statements of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2006:
 
                                         
                Non-
    Adjustments
       
    IMAX
    Guarantor
    Guarantor
    and
    Consolidated
 
    Corporation     Subsidiaries     Subsidiaries     Eliminations     Total  
    As restated     As restated     As restated     As restated     As restated  
 
Cash provided by (used in):
                                       
Operating Activities
                                       
Net earnings (loss)
  $ (7,641 )   $ 1,026     $ 112     $ (1,138 )   $ (7,641 )
Net (earnings) from discontinued operations
    (2,300 )     875                   (1,425 )
Items not involving cash:
                                       
Depreciation and amortization
    12,464       402       1             12,867  
Write-downs
    250                         250  
Loss (income) from equity-accounted investees
    (1,138 )                 1,138        
Change in deferred income tax valuation allowance
    8       (8 )                  
Stock and other non-cash compensation
    2,552                         2,552  
Unrealized foreign exchange loss
    (353 )                       (353 )
Interest on short-term investments
    (281 )                       (281 )
(Increase)/decrease in cash surrender value of life insurance
    (149 )                       (149 )
Investment in film assets
    (7,733 )                       (7,733 )
Changes in other non-cash operating assets and liabilities
    (5,096 )     (163 )     (178 )           (5,437 )
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations
          (100 )                 (100 )
                                         
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
    (9,417 )     2,032       (65 )           (7,450 )
                                         
Investing Activities
                                       
Purchases of short-term investments
    (14,506 )                       (14,506 )
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments
    18,739                         18,739  
Purchase of fixed assets
    (1,423 )     (273 )     (16 )           (1,712 )
Increase in other assets
    (753 )                       (753 )
Increase in other intangible assets
    (374 )                       (374 )
Net cash provided by investing activities from discontinued operations
    3,493                         3,493  
                                         
Net cash used in investing activities
    5,176       (273 )     (16 )           4,887  
                                         
Financing Activities
                                       
Common shares issued
    286                         286  
                                         
Net cash provided by financing activities
    286                         286  
                                         
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash
    (47 )     12       (11 )           (46 )
                                         
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents, during the period
    (4,002 )     1,771       (92 )           (2,323 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
    17,402       6,728       194             24,324  
                                         
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
  $ 13,400     $ 8,499     $ 102     $     $ 22,001  
                                         


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Item 2.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
OVERVIEW
 
The principal business of IMAX Corporation together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries (the “Company”) is the design, manufacture, sale or lease of theater systems for large-format theaters including commercial theaters, museums and science centers, and destination entertainment sites. In addition, the Company specializes in digital and film based motion picture technologies, designs and manufactures high-end sound systems and produces, remasters and distributes large-format films. At September 30, 2007, there were 296 IMAX theaters operating in 40 countries.
 
The Company derives revenue principally from the sale or long-term lease of its theater systems and associated maintenance and extended warranty services, the provision of film production and digital re-mastering services, the distribution of certain films, and the provision of post-production services. The Company also derives revenue from the operation of its own theaters, camera rentals and the provision of aftermarket parts for its system components.
 
Important factors that the Company’s Co-Chief Executive Officers (“Co-CEOs”) use in assessing the Company’s business and prospects include the signing of new theater systems arrangements, revenue, gross margins from the Company’s operating segments, earnings from operations as adjusted for unusual items that the Company views as non-recurring and the success of strategic initiatives such as the securing of new film projects, particularly IMAX DMR films, the signing and financial performance of joint revenue sharing arrangements and the progress of the Company’s development of a digital projector and related technologies.
 
Accounting Policies and Estimates
 
The Company reports its results under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”).
 
The preparation of these financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. On an ongoing basis, management evaluates its estimates, including those related to accounts receivable, net investment in leases, inventories, property, plant and equipment, film assets, investments, other assets, intangible assets, income taxes, contingencies and litigation. Management bases its estimates on historical experience, future expectations and other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements. Actual results may differ from these estimates due to uncertainty involved in measuring, at a specific point in time, events which are continuous in nature, and the differences may be material. The Company’s significant accounting policies are discussed in note 2 to its audited consolidated financial statements in the Company’s 2006 Amended Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2006 (the “2006 Form 10-K/A”), and are summarized below.
 
Restatement of Previously Issued Financial Statements
 
In October 2007, the Company announced that, after a review of its real estate leases, it had identified certain errors related to its accounting practices as they relate to the Company’s owned and operated theaters and office facilities. The Company conducted this review after performing an analysis of a rent-abatement agreement initiated in connection with the higher level of Finance Department oversight and awareness contemplated by the Company’s ongoing remediation plan (see Item 4. Controls Procedures). The review focused on the Company’s historical accounting practice for recording the impact of rent holidays, abatements, escalation clauses and landlord construction allowances. The Company also reviewed its accounting for theater sponsorship revenue at its owned and operated theaters. As a result of this review, the Company concluded that certain of its prior practices were not in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, the Company identified an error relating to revenue recognition, resulting from the Company’s review of one theater system arrangement which occurred in 2002, in response to comments received from the Staff of the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). As a result of these errors, the Company has restated its condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006.


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In 2006, the Company has identified certain errors related to: (a) revenue recognition resulting from the Company’s review of its theater system arrangements over the past 5 year period ended December 31, 2006 in response to comments received from the staff of both the SEC and the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) which indicated insufficient analysis of various sales and lease transactions and the accounting effect of certain contractual provisions within them; and misallocations of consideration to elements within certain multiple element arrangements; (b) capitalization of costs into inventory and films assets and amortization of film assets in accordance with Statement of Position 00-2, “Accounting by Producers or Distributors of Films” (“SOP 00-2” ); (c) income tax liabilities resulting from failure to make certain tax elections on a timely basis and (d) certain other items in note 3 of the condensed consolidated financial statements (referred to as the “First Restatement”). In addition, in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2006, the Company recorded other adjustments related to prior periods’ unadjusted differences that had been deemed not to be material and adjustments related to prior periods recorded through 2006 opening shareholders’ deficit. The condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006 have been restated to reflect these error corrections under U.S. GAAP.
 
See note 3 to the condensed consolidated financial statements for additional details.
 
Critical Accounting Policies
 
The preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. On an ongoing basis, management evaluates its estimates, including those related to fair values associated with the individual elements in multiple element arrangements; residual values of leased theater systems; economic lives of leased assets; allowances for potential uncollectibility of accounts receivable, financing receivables and net investment in leases; provisions for inventory obsolescence; ultimate revenues for film assets; estimates of fair values for film assets, long-lived assets and goodwill; depreciable lives of property, plant and equipment; useful lives of intangible assets; pension plan and post-retirement assumptions; accruals for contingencies including tax contingencies; valuation allowances for deferred income tax assets; and, estimates of the fair value and expected exercise dates of stock-based payment awards. Management bases its estimates on historic experience, future expectations and other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements. Actual results may differ from these estimates due to uncertainty involved in measuring, at a specific point in time, events which are continuous in nature, and the differences may be material. The Company’s significant accounting policies are discussed in note 2 to the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s 2006 Form 10-K/A.
 
The Company considers the following critical accounting policies to have the most significant effect on its estimates, assumptions and judgments:
 
Revenue Recognition
 
The Company generates revenue from various sources as follows:
 
  •  Design, manufacture, sale and lease of proprietary theater systems for IMAX theaters principally owned and operated by commercial and institutional customers located in 40 countries as of September 30, 2007;
 
  •  Production, digital re-mastering, post-production and/or distribution of certain films shown throughout the IMAX theater network;
 
  •  Operation of certain IMAX theaters primarily in the United States and Canada;
 
  •  Provision of other services to the IMAX theater network including ongoing maintenance and extended warranty services for IMAX theater systems; and
 
  •  Other activities, which includes short-term rental of cameras and aftermarket sales of projector system components.
 
Multiple Element Arrangements
 
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services associated with the theater system including theater design support, supervision of installation, and projectionist training; a license to use of the IMAX brand; 3D glasses; maintenance and extended warranty services; and licensing of films. The Company evaluates all elements in an arrangement to determine what are considered typical deliverables for accounting purposes and which of the deliverables represent separate units of accounting based on the applicable accounting guidance in Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 13, “Accounting for Leases” (“SFAS 13”); Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Technical Bulletin No. 90-1, “Accounting for Separately Priced Extended Warranty and Product Maintenance Contracts” (“FTB 90-1”); American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Statement of Position 00-2, “Accounting by Producers or Distributors of Films”; and Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) Issue No. 00-21, “Revenue Arrangements with Multiple Deliverables” (“EITF 00-21”). If separate units of accounting are either required under the relevant accounting standards or determined to be applicable under EITF 00-21, the total consideration received or receivable in the arrangement is allocated based on the applicable guidance in the above noted standards.
 
Theater Systems
 
The Company has identified the Projection system, and sound system, and screen system and, if applicable, the 3D glasses cleaning machine, theater design support, supervision of installation, projectionist training and the use of the IMAX brand to be a single deliverable and a single unit of accounting, (the “System Deliverable”). When an arrangement does not include all the elements of a System Deliverable, the elements of the System Deliverable included in the arrangements are considered by the Company to be a single deliverable and a single unit of accounting. The Company is not responsible for the physical installation of the equipment in the customer’s facility; however, the Company supervises the installation by the customer. The customer has the right to use the IMAX brand from the date the Company and the customer enter into an arrangement.
 
The Company’s System Deliverable arrangements involve either a lease or a sale of the theater system. The consideration in the Company’s arrangements consist of upfront or initial payments made before and after the final installation of the theater system equipment and ongoing payments throughout the term of the lease or over a period of time, as specified in the arrangement. The ongoing payments provide for a fee which is the greater of a fixed amount or a certain percentage of the theater box-office. The amounts over the fixed minimum amounts are considered contingent payments. The Company’s arrangements are non-cancellable, unless the Company fails to perform its obligations. In the absence of a material default by the Company, there is no right to any remedy for the customer under the Company’s arrangements. If a material default by the Company exists, the customer has the right to terminate the arrangement and seek a refund only if the customer provides notice to the Company of a material default and only if the Company does not cure the default within a specified period.
 
Sales Arrangements
 
For arrangements qualifying as sales, the revenue allocated to the System Deliverable is recognized in accordance with the SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 104, “Revenue Recognition” (“SAB 104”), when all of the following conditions have been met: (i) the projector, sound system and screen system have been installed and are in full working condition, (ii) the 3D glasses cleaning machine, if applicable, has been delivered, (iii) projectionist training has been completed and (iv) the earlier of (a) receipt of written customer acceptance certifying the completion of installation and run-in testing of the equipment and the completion of projectionist training or (b) public opening of the theater, provided there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, the price is fixed or determinable and collectibility is reasonably assured.
 
The initial revenue recognized consists of the initial payments received and the present value of any future initial payments and fixed minimum ongoing payments that have been attributed to this unit of accounting. Contingent fees in excess of the fixed minimum ongoing payments are recognized when reported by theater operators, provided collection is reasonably assured.
 
The Company has also agreed, on occasion, to sell equipment under lease or at the end of a lease term. Consideration agreed to for these lease buyouts is included in revenues from equipment and product sales, when the persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, the fees are determinable and collectibility is reasonably assured.


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Lease Arrangements
 
The Company uses the guidance in EITF Issue No. 01-8, “Determining Whether an Arrangement Contains a Lease” (“EITF 01-8”), to evaluate whether an arrangement is a lease within the scope of SFAS 13. Arrangements not within the scope of SFAS 13 are accounted for either as a sales or services arrangement, as applicable.
 
For lease arrangements, the Company determines the classification of the lease in accordance with SFAS 13. A lease arrangement that transfers substantially all of the benefits and risks incident to ownership of the equipment is classified as a sales-type lease based on the criteria established by SFAS 13; otherwise the lease is classified as an operating lease. Prior to commencement of the lease term for the equipment, the Company may modify certain payment terms or make concessions. If these circumstances occur, the Company reassesses the classification of the lease based on the modified terms and conditions.
 
For sales-type leases, the revenue allocated to the System Deliverable is recognized when the lease term commences, which the Company deems to be when all of the following conditions have been met (i) the projector, sound system and screen system have been installed and are in full working condition, (ii) the 3D glasses cleaning machine, if applicable, has been delivered, (iii) projectionist training has been completed and (iv) the earlier of (a) receipt of the written customer acceptance certifying the completion of installation and run-in testing of the equipment and the completion of projectionist training or (b) public opening of the theater, provided collectibility is reasonably assured.
 
The initial revenue recognized for sales-type leases consists of the initial rents received and the present value of future initial rents and fixed minimum ongoing rents computed at the interest rate implicit in the lease. Contingent rents in excess of the fixed minimum rents are recognized when reported by theater operators, provided collection is reasonably assured.
 
For operating leases, initial rents and fixed minimum ongoing rents are recognized as revenue on a straight-line basis over the lease term. For operating leases, the lease term is considered to commence when all of the following conditions have been met (i) the projector, sound system and screen system have been installed and are in full working condition, (ii) the 3D glasses cleaning machine, if applicable, has been delivered, (iii) projectionist training has been completed and (iv) the earlier of (a) receipt of the written customer acceptance certifying the completion of installation and run-in testing of the equipment and the completion of projectionist training or (b) public opening of the theater. Contingent fees in excess of fixed minimum ongoing fees are recognized as revenue when reported by theater operators, provided that collection is reasonably assured.
 
Joint Revenue Sharing Arrangements
 
For joint revenue sharing arrangements, where the Company receives a portion of the a theater’s box-office and concession revenue in exchange for placing a theater system at the theater operator’s venue, revenue is recognized when reported by the theater operator, provided that collection is reasonably assured. Revenue recognized related to these arrangements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007 included in rental revenues was $0.6 million and $1.6 million, respectively (2006 — $0.2 million and $0.6 million).
 
The Company believes that its joint revenue sharing arrangements represent an effective way for it to deploy capital, add incremental theater growth and realize the benefits of network economics more quickly. The Company believes that by contributing the theater system, with the exhibitor responsible for the theater retrofit costs, it significantly lowers the capital cost for exhibitors to deploy an IMAX theater, which, in turn, expands the IMAX network more rapidly and provides the Company with an increasingly significant portion of the IMAX box office from its licensed theaters, as well as a continuing portion of the IMAX DMR film revenue from the film studio.
 
Terminations and Consensual Buyouts
 
The Company enters into theater system arrangements with customers that contain customer payment obligations prior to the scheduled installation of the theater system. During the period of time between signing and the installation of the theater system, which may extend several years, certain customers may be unable to, or elect not to, proceed with the theater system installation for a number of reasons including business considerations, or the inability to obtain certain consents, approvals or financing. Once the determination is made that the customer


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will not proceed with installation, the arrangement may be terminated under the default provisions of the arrangement or by mutual agreement between the Company and the customer (a “consensual buyout”). Terminations by default are situations when a customer does not meet the payment obligations under an arrangement and the Company retains the amounts paid by the customer which are recorded in Other revenues. Under a consensual buyout, the Company and the customer agree, in writing, to a settlement and to release each other of any further obligations under the arrangement or an arbitrated settlement is reached. Any initial payments retained or additional payments received by the Company are recognized as revenue when the settlement arrangements are executed and the cash is received, respectively. These termination and consensual buyout amounts are recognized in Other revenues.
 
In addition, since the introduction of IMAX MPX theater system components in 2003, the Company has agreed with several customers to convert their obligations for other theater system configurations that have not yet been installed to arrangements to acquire or lease the IMAX MPX theater system. The Company considers these situations to be a termination of the previous arrangement and origination of a new arrangement for the IMAX MPX theater system. The Company continues to defer an amount of any initial fees received from the customer such that aggregate of the fees deferred and the net present value of the future fixed initial and ongoing payments to be received from the customer equals the fair value of the IMAX MPX theater system to be leased or acquired by the customer. Any residual portion of the initial fees received from the customer for the terminated theater system is recorded in Other revenues at the time when the obligation for the original theater system is terminated and the IMAX MPX theater system arrangement is signed.
 
The Company may offer certain incentives to customers to complete theater system transactions including payment concessions or free services and products such as film licenses or 3D glasses. The payment concessions are generally not so significant as to impact the classification of leases. Reductions in, and deferral, of payments are taken into account in determining the sales price either by a direct reduction in the sales price or a reduction of payments to be discounted in accordance with SFAS 13 or Accounting Principle Board Opinion No. 21, “Interest on Receivables and Payables” (“APB 21”). Free or discounted products and services are accounted for as separate units of accounting.
 
Maintenance and Extended Warranty Services
 
Maintenance and extended warranty services may be provided under a multiple element arrangement or as a separately priced contract. Revenue related to these services are deferred and recognized on a straight-line basis over the contract period. Maintenance and extended warranty services includes maintenance of the customer’s equipment and spare replacement parts. Under certain maintenance arrangements, maintenance services may include the provision of training services to the customer’s technicians. All costs associated with this maintenance program are expensed as incurred. A loss on maintenance and extended warranty services is recognized if the expected cost of providing the services under the contracts exceeds the related deferred revenue.
 
Film Production and IMAX DMR Services
 
In certain film arrangements, the Company produces a film financed by third parties, whereby the third party retains the copyright and the Company obtains exclusive distribution rights. Under these arrangements, the Company is entitled to a fixed fee or retains as a fee the excess of funding over cost of production (the “production fee”). The third parties receive a portion of the revenues received by the Company on distributing the film, which is charged to costs of revenue. The production fees are deferred and recognized as a rebate of the cost of the film based on the ratio of the Company’s distribution revenues recognized in the current period to the ultimate distribution revenues expected from the film.
 
Revenue from film production services where the Company does not hold the associated distribution rights are recognized when performance of the contractual service is complete, provided there is persuasive evidence of an agreement, the fee is fixed or determinable and collection is reasonably assured.
 
Revenues from digitally re-mastering (IMAX DMR) film where third parties own or hold the copyrights and the rights to distribute the film are derived in the form of processing fees and recoupments calculated as a percentage of box-office receipts generated from the re-mastered films. Processing fees are recognized as revenues when the


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performance of the related re-mastering service is completed, provided there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, the fee is fixed or determinable and collection is reasonably assured. Recoupments calculated as a percentage of box-office receipts are recognized as revenue when reported by the third party that owns or holds the related film right, provided that collection is reasonably assured.
 
Losses on film production and IMAX DMR services are recognized in the period when it is determined that the Company’s estimate of total revenues to be realized by the Company will not exceed estimated total production costs to be expended on the film production and the cost of IMAX DMR services.
 
Film Distribution
 
Revenue from the licensing of films is recognized when a licensing arrangement exists, the film has been completed and delivered, the license period has begun, the fee is fixed and determinable and collection is reasonably assured. When license fees are based on a percentage of box-office receipts, revenue is recognized when reported by exhibitor, provided that collection is reasonably assured.
 
Film Post-Production Services
 
Revenues from post-production film services are recognized when performance of the contracted services is complete.
 
Theater Operations Revenue
 
The Company recognizes revenue from its owned and operated theaters resulting from box-office ticket and concession sales as tickets are sold, films are shown and upon the sale of various concessions. The sales are cash or credit card transactions with theatergoers based on fixed prices per seat or per concession item.
 
In addition, the Company enters into commercial arrangements with third party theater owners resulting in the sharing of profits and losses which are recognized when reported by such theaters. The Company also provides management services to certain theaters and recognizes revenue over the term of such services.
 
Other
 
Revenues on camera rentals are recognized over the rental period.
 
Revenue from the sale of 3D glasses is recognized when the 3D glasses have been delivered to the customer.
 
Other service revenues are recognized when the performance of contracted services is complete or over the period the services are provided, as appropriate.
 
Allowances for Accounts Receivable and Financing Receivables
 
Allowances for doubtful accounts receivable are based on the Company’s assessment of the collectibility of specific customer balances, which is based upon a review of the customer’s credit worthiness, past collection history and the underlying asset value of the equipment, where applicable. Interest on overdue accounts receivable is recognized as income as the amounts are collected.
 
The Company monitors the performance of the theaters to which it has leased or sold theater systems which are subject to ongoing payments. When facts and circumstances indicate that there is a potential impairment in the net investment in lease or a financing receivable, the Company will evaluate the potential outcome of either renegotiations involving changes in the terms of the receivable or defaults on the existing lease or financed sale agreements. The Company will record a provision if it is considered probable that the Company will be unable to collect all amounts due under the contractual terms of the arrangement or a renegotiated lease amount will cause a reclassification of the sales-type lease to an operating lease. When the net investment in lease or the financing rece