AMC Entertainment Dilutes Stock Again Off Back Of Memestock Resurgence

In the last two days, AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) has significantly increased its number of outstanding shares from 300 million to 400 million, raising concerns among investors about excessive dilution.

On May 14, 2024, AMC entered into privately negotiated exchange agreements to issue 23.3 million shares of its Class A common stock. These shares, valued at $7.33 each, were exchanged for $163.85 million of its second lien subordinated notes due 2026, along with $6.87 million in accrued interest.

This move follows AMC’s completion of an “at-the-market” equity offering on May 13, 2024, which raised approximately $250 million through the sale of 72.5 million shares at an average price of $3.45 per share. The offering was initially launched on March 28, 2024, and aimed to bolster the company’s liquidity.

AMC’s recent actions are part of its ongoing strategy to manage its substantial debt load, which includes exploring further exchange agreements. However, the company is not obligated to pursue similar transactions in the future.

The company’s shares have fallen as much as 21% as of press writing.


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