WWE sent out the following:


STAMFORD, Conn., April 23, 2018 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the publication of trending schedules, which provide a perspective of historical results using the Company’s revised segment structure and definition of Adjusted OIBDA. In February of this year, the Company had communicated changes to these reporting elements, which it will reflect in the communication of first quarter 2018 results on May 3, 2018.1 The revised historical trending schedules2 (Exhibit 1), which cover the 2015 to 2017 period, and a discussion of these financial reporting changes (Exhibit 2) have been posted to the Company’s corporate website and can be found using the links below.

Exhibit 1: Revised Historical Trending Schedules (2015 – 2017)

Exhibit 2: Financial Reporting Changes Effective with Q1 2018 Results

The Company believes that publication of these schedules will facilitate the understanding and evaluation of the Company’s future performance and will enable analysts and investors to update their financial models in advance of the first quarter earnings announcement.


1. WWE press release, “WWE® Announces Financial Reporting Changes Effective with Q1 2018 Results,” February 8, 2018.

2. As of January 1, 2018, the Company adopted a new FASB standard for revenue recognition, ASU No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customer (Topic 606),” and will report its financial performance reflective of the new standard beginning with first quarter 2018 results. The Company’s results, however, as shown in the revised historical trending schedules, have not been adjusted for the new standard, i.e., to provide perspective as if the new standard had been adopted at the beginning of the 2015 to 2017 period.

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