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Netflix to Raise Another $1 Billion for ‘Content Acquisitions, Production and Development,’ More

That’s half of the $2 billion it aimed to raise in October

Netflix aims to raise another $1 billion in senior notes for what is commonly referred to as “general corporate purposes.” Those “may include” content acquisition and production and development, among other uses.

Six months ago, Netflix attempted to raise twice that amount for the same reasons. This has pretty consistently been Netflix’s semiannual strategy.

Below is the company’s Wednesday announcement.

Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other considerations, approximately $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of U.S. dollar denominated and euro denominated senior unsecured notes in two series (the “Notes”) through an offering to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.

The interest rate, redemption provisions, maturity date and other terms of each series of Notes will be determined by negotiations between Netflix and the initial purchasers.

Netflix intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

Earlier on Wednesday, Netflix revealed the 2019 pay for its top executives. On Tuesday, the streaming giant reported its Q1 2020 earnings, which included record subscriber additions. Overall, Netflix added 15.8 million new subscribers, pushing the company past 182 million subscribers overall.

The company’s stock, which has been trading at all-time highs around $440 per share in the last week, dropped a few percentage points during early trading on Wednesday, hitting $422 per share.