2014

Charter Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results Strategic Initiatives Deliver Higher Customer and Revenue Growth

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (along with its subsidiaries, the "Company" or "Charter") today reported financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/AQ10195LOGO)

Key highlights:

  • Customer trends improved across all residential and commercial PSU categories during the second quarter of 2013 compared to the prior-year period. Total residential customer relationships grew by 5,000 during the quarter, versus a loss of 17,000 during the second quarter of 2012. Residential PSUs increased by 38,000 during the period, versus a loss of 31,000 in the year-ago quarter.
  • Second quarter revenues of $1,972 million grew 4.7% as compared to the prior-year period, led by growth in video services revenue and Internet and commercial customers.
  • Second quarter residential revenues grew 4.3% compared to the second quarter of 2012, when residential revenues grew by 2.6% on a pro forma basis1, and 3.1% on an actual basis.
  • Commercial revenues grew 20.6% in the second quarter versus the prior-year period, primarily driven by continued growth in small and medium businesses.
  • Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA2 declined by 0.1% year-over-year to $692 million, reflecting changes in operating practices to deliver higher value products and improved service. Second quarter net loss totaled $96 million compared to $83 million in the comparable prior-year period, with the increase primarily driven by higher charges for extinguishment of debt.
  • Free cash flow2 for the quarter was $75 million and net cash flows from operating activities totaled $484 million.

"We continued to make progress in the second quarter, executing on our plan to grow market share by delivering better products, service and value to our customers," said Tom Rutledge, President and CEO of Charter Communications. "Two-thirds of our Internet customers receive speeds of at least 30 Mbps, and we offer over 100 HD channels in nearly all of our markets, with more to come as we go all-digital and introduce new products. Combined with improvements to our selling and customer service operations, we are driving deeper penetration of our services into the home, which we expect will lead to growth in market share, cash flow and return on investment."

Pro forma results reflect certain sales and acquisitions of cable systems in 2011 as if they had occurred as of January 1, 2011.

Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are defined in the "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Metrics" section and are reconciled to net loss and net cash flows from operating activities, respectively, in the addendum of this news release.



Key Operating Results



Approximate as of




June 30, 2013 (a)


June 30, 2012 (a)


Y/Y Change

Footprint






   Estimated Video Passings (b)

12,098


12,008


1 %

   Estimated Internet Passings (b)

11,797


11,703


1 %

   Estimated Telephone Passings (b)

11,132


10,925


2 %







Penetration Statistics






   Video Penetration of Estimated Video Passings (c)

33.7 %


35.6 %


 -1.9 ppts 

   Internet Penetration of Estimated Internet Passings (c)

35.1 %


32.8 %


 2.3 ppts 

   Telephone Penetration of Estimated Telephone Passings (c)

19.2 %


17.6 %


 1.6 ppts 







Residential






   Residential Customer Relationships (d)

5,096


4,996


2 %

   Residential Non-Video Customers

1,179


898


31 %

   % Non-Video

23.1 %


18.0 %


 5.1 ppts 







    Customers






     Video (e)

3,917


4,098


-4 %

     Internet (f)

3,924


3,662


7 %

     Telephone (g)

2,019


1,828


10 %

        Residential PSUs (h)

9,860


9,588


3 %

     Residential PSU / Customer Relationships (d)(h)

1.93


1.92









    Quarterly Net Additions/(Losses) (i)






     Video (e)

(48)


(66)


27 %

     Internet (f)

40


29


38 %

     Telephone (g)

46


6


667 %

        Residential PSUs (h)

38


(31)


223 %







     Single Play Penetration (j)

37.8 %


37.0 %


 0.8 ppts 

     Double Play Penetration (k)

30.9 %


34.2 %


 -3.3 ppts 

     Triple Play Penetration (l)

31.3 %


28.8 %


 2.5 ppts 

     Digital Penetration (m)

90.7 %


84.7 %


 6.0 ppts 







     Revenue per Customer Relationship (d)(n)

$108.67


$106.00


3 %







Commercial






   Commercial Customer Relationships (d)(o)

329


312


5 %







    Customers






     Video (e)(o)

156


171


-9 %

     Internet (f)

214


177


21 %

     Telephone (g)

119


91


31 %

     Commercial PSUs (h)

489


439


11 %







    Quarterly Net Additions/(Losses) (i)






     Video (e)(o)

(3)


(6)


50 %

     Internet (f)

12


8


50 %

     Telephone (g)

7


6


17 %

     Commercial PSUs (h)

16


8


100 %


Footnotes


In thousands, except ARPU and penetration data. See footnotes to unaudited summary of operating statistics on page 5 of the addendum of this news release. The footnotes contain important disclosures regarding the definitions used for these operating statistics.

Customer trends improved year-over-year across all PSU categories (video, Internet and phone) during the second quarter. Residential customer relationships grew by 5,000, up from a loss of 17,000 in the second quarter of 2012. Commercial customer relationships grew by 6,000 in the second quarter of 2013, compared to a gain of 1,000 in the prior-year period. Residential PSUs increased by 38,000 versus a loss of 31,000 in the year-ago quarter, while commercial PSUs increased 16,000 during the second quarter versus a gain of 8,000 in the year-ago quarter.

The year-over-year improvement in PSU and total customer growth reflects the Company's continued focus on enhancing the value of its core offerings, and improving service levels in order to increase the penetration of its products and to produce higher-quality, longer-term relationships with customers. Charter experienced higher demand for all of its products during the second quarter of 2013, including its triple play offering. Over the last twelve months, triple play penetration grew by 250 basis points, from 28.8% to 31.3%.

During the second quarter, Charter continued to pursue its all-digital initiative, and completed its all-digital network upgrade in Fort Worth, Texas. Charter customers in the Fort Worth region now have access to over 140 HD channels and residential customers have been provided with two-way digital set-tops, offering an interactive programming guide and video on demand. Charter expects to complete its all-digital roll out by year end 2014.

Residential video customers declined by 48,000 in the second quarter of 2013, versus a loss of 66,000 in the year-ago period. Excluding limited basic customer losses of 71,000, video customers grew by 23,000 during the second quarter. Expanded basic customer growth was driven by a more competitive video product, which now includes over 100 HD channels, packaging of advanced services, and the transition to new selling methods.

Charter added 40,000 residential Internet customers in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 29,000 a year ago. The Company continues to see strong demand for its Internet service as consumers value the speed and reliability of Charter's high speed offering.

During the second quarter, the Company added 46,000 residential telephone customers, versus a gain of 6,000 during the second quarter of 2012. The higher year-over-year telephone customer growth reflects the improved sell-in of triple play service resulting from simplified pricing and packaging.

Second quarter residential revenue per customer relationship totaled $108.67, and grew by 2.5% from $106.00 in the second quarter of 2012, driven by rate adjustments, higher product sell-in and promotional rate step-ups, partially offset by entry-level pricing.



Second Quarter Financial Results


CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND OPERATING DATA

(dollars in millions, except per share and share data)



Three Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


% Change

REVENUES:






   Video

$      984


$      911


8.0 %

   Internet

520


465


11.8 %

   Telephone

158


217


(27.2)%

   Commercial

193


160


20.6 %

   Advertising sales

73


87


(16.1)%

   Other

44


44


—%

     Total Revenues

1,972


1,884


4.7 %







COSTS AND EXPENSES:






    Total operating costs and expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization)

1,280


1,191


7.5 %







     Adjusted EBITDA

$      692


$      693


(0.1)%







     Adjusted EBITDA margin

35.1 %


36.8 %









   Capital Expenditures

$      422


$      468



   % Total Revenues

21.4 %


24.8 %









Net loss

$      (96)


$      (83)



Loss per common share, basic and diluted

$   (0.96)


$   (0.84)









Net cash flows from operating activities

$      484


$      469



Free cash flow

$        75


$        26









Revenue

Second quarter 2013 revenues rose to $1,972 million, 4.7% higher than the year-ago quarter, due to growth in video, Internet and commercial revenues.

Video revenues totaled $984 million in the second quarter, an increase of 8.0% compared to the prior-year period. Video revenue growth was driven by higher expanded basic and digital penetration, annual and promotional rate adjustments, higher advanced services penetration, and revenue allocation from higher bundling, partially offset by a decrease in residential video customers.

Internet revenues grew 11.8% compared to the year-ago quarter to $520 million, driven by an increase of 262,000 Internet customers during the last year and by price adjustments. Telephone revenues totaled $158 million, down 27.2% versus the second quarter of 2012, due to value-based pricing and revenue allocation from higher bundling, partially offset by the addition of 191,000 telephone customers in the last twelve months.

Commercial revenues rose to $193 million, an increase of 20.6% over the prior-year period, and was driven by higher sales to small and medium businesses and carrier customers.

Second quarter advertising sales revenues of $73 million declined 16.1% compared to the year-ago quarter, driven by a decline in political advertising revenue, which saw strength in the second quarter of 2012, given local and national elections, and from a decline in barter and contractual revenue.

Operating Costs and Expenses

Second quarter total operating costs and expenses increased 7.5% compared to the year-ago period, primarily reflecting increases in costs to service customers and programming expense. Costs to service customers increased by $46 million or 14.2% during the second quarter of 2013, as compared to the prior-year period, reflecting higher spending on labor and preventive plant maintenance in order to deliver higher quality products and service levels. Second quarter programming expense increased $27 million, or 5.4% as compared to the second quarter of 2012, reflecting contractual programming increases, partially offset by customer losses.

Adjusted EBITDA

Second quarter adjusted EBITDA of $692 million declined 0.1% compared to the year-ago quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin declined to 35.1% for the second quarter of 2013 compared to 36.8% in the year-ago quarter.

Net Loss

Net loss totaled $96 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $83 million in the year-ago period. Net loss increased primarily due to a greater loss on extinguishment of debt and higher depreciation and amortization, partly offset by a net gain on derivative instruments, lower interest expense, and lower income tax expense. Net loss per common share was $0.96 in the second quarter of 2013 compared to $0.84 during the same period last year. The increase is a result of the 15.7% increase in net loss compared to the prior-year period, offset by a 1.1% increase in weighted average shares outstanding in the last twelve months.

Capital Expenditures

Property, plant and equipment expenditures were $422 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $468 million in 2012. The decrease was primarily driven by lower scalable infrastructure spending, given the timing of expenditures in 2013 versus the prior year.

In 2013, capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $1.8 billion, including the impact of the Bresnan acquisition, which closed on July 1, 2013. Charter expects 2013 capital expenditures to be driven by the deployment of additional set-top boxes in new and existing customer homes, growth in Charter's commercial business, and further spend related to plant reliability, back-office support and our organizational realignment. The actual amount of capital expenditures will depend on a number of factors including the growth rates of both residential and commercial businesses, and the pace at which Charter progresses to all-digital transmission.

Cash Flow

During the second quarter of 2013, net cash flows from operating activities totaled $484 million, compared to $469 million in the second quarter of 2012. The increase in net cash flows from operating activities was related to the reclassification of restricted cash into operating cash.

Free cash flow for the second quarter of 2013 was $75 million, compared to $26 million during the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to a decrease in capital expenditures versus the prior-year period.

During the second quarter of 2013, Charter issued $1.0 billion of 5.75% senior unsecured notes due 2024. The proceeds from the issuance of these notes were used to tender or repurchase all of Charter's 7.875% senior notes due 2018. In the second quarter of 2013, Charter also entered into a $1.2 billion term loan F maturing in 2021. The proceeds were used to to repay Charter's existing term loan C due 2016 and term loan D due 2019.

In conjunction with the closing of the Bresnan transaction on July 1, Charter activated the previously committed term loan E facility providing for a $1.5 billion term loan maturing in seven years. Additionally, and as part of a previously announced tender offer, Charter purchased $250 million aggregate principal amount of 8.00% senior notes due 2018 that were originally issued by Bresnan.

Liquidity

Total principal amount of debt was approximately $12.9 billion as of June 30, 2013. At the end of the quarter, Charter held $44 million of cash and cash equivalents, and its credit facilities provided approximately $986 million of additional liquidity.

Conference Call

Charter will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) related to the contents of this release.

The conference call will be webcast live via the Company's website at charter.com. The webcast can be accessed by selecting "Investor & News Center" from the lower menu on the home page. The call will be archived in the "Investor & News Center" in the "Financial Information" section on the left beginning two hours after completion of the call. Participants should go to the webcast link no later than 10 minutes prior to the start time to register.

Those participating via telephone should dial 866-919-0894 no later than 10 minutes prior to the call. International participants should dial 706-679-9379. The conference ID code for the call is 10631562.

A replay of the call will be available at 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406 beginning two hours after the completion of the call through the end of business on September 6, 2013. The conference ID code for the replay is 10631562.

Additional Information Available on Website

The information in this press release should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and footnotes contained in the Company's Form 10-Q for three and six months ended June 30, 2013 available on the "Investor & News Center" of our website at charter.com in the "Financial Information" section. A slide presentation to accompany the conference call and a trending schedule containing historical customer and financial data can also be found in the "Financial Information" section.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Metrics

The Company uses certain measures that are not defined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") to evaluate various aspects of its business. Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, net loss or cash flows from operating activities reported in accordance with GAAP. These terms, as defined by Charter, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled to net loss and free cash flow is reconciled to net cash flows from operating activities in the addendum of this news release. 

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss plus net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expense, loss on extinguishment of debt, gain on derivative instruments, net and other operating expenses, such as special charges and (gain) loss on sale or retirement of assets. As such, it eliminates the significant non-cash depreciation and amortization expense that results from the capital-intensive nature of the Company's businesses as well as other non-cash or special items, and is unaffected by the Company's capital structure or investment activities. However, these measures are limited in that they do not reflect the periodic costs of certain capitalized tangible and intangible assets used in generating revenues and the cash cost of financing. These costs are evaluated through other financial measures.   

Free cash flow is defined as net cash flows from operating activities, less purchases of property, plant and equipment and changes in accrued expenses related to capital expenditures.

Management and the Company's board of directors use adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow to assess Charter's performance and its ability to service its debt, fund operations and make additional investments with internally generated funds. In addition, adjusted EBITDA generally correlates to the leverage ratio calculation under the Company's credit facilities or outstanding notes to determine compliance with the covenants contained in the credit facilities and notes (all such documents have been previously filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission). For the purpose of calculating compliance with leverage covenants, we use adjusted EBITDA, as presented, excluding certain expenses paid by our operating subsidiaries to other Charter entities. Our debt covenants refer to these expenses as management fees which fees were in the amount of $47 million and $41 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and $98 million and $82 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

About Charter

Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), regarding, among other things, our plans, strategies and prospects, both business and financial. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions including, without limitation, the factors described under "Risk Factors" from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this release may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "planned," "will," "may," "intend," "estimated," "aim," "on track," "target," "opportunity," "tentative," "positioning," "designed," "create" and "potential," among others. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this release are set forth in other reports or documents that we file from time to time with the SEC, and include, but are not limited to:

  • our ability to sustain and grow revenues and cash flow from operations by offering video, Internet, telephone, advertising and other services to residential and commercial customers, to adequately meet the customer experience demands in our markets and to maintain and grow our customer base, particularly in the face of increasingly aggressive competition, the need for innovation and the related capital expenditures and the difficult economic conditions in the United States;
  • the impact of competition from other market participants, including but not limited to incumbent telephone companies, direct broadcast satellite operators, wireless broadband and telephone providers, digital subscriber line ("DSL") providers, and video provided over the Internet;
  • general business conditions, economic uncertainty or downturn, high unemployment levels and the level of activity in the housing sector;
  • our ability to obtain programming at reasonable prices or to raise prices to offset, in whole or in part, the effects of higher programming costs (including retransmission consents);
  • the development and deployment of new products and technologies;
  • the effects of governmental regulation on our business;
  • the availability and access, in general, of funds to meet our debt obligations prior to or when they become due and to fund our operations and necessary capital expenditures, either through (i) cash on hand, (ii) free cash flow, or (iii) access to the capital or credit markets; and
  • our ability to comply with all covenants in our indentures and credit facilities any violation of which, if not cured in a timely manner, could trigger a default of our other obligations under cross-default provisions.

All forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. We are under no duty or obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release.



CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND OPERATING DATA

(dollars in millions, except per share and share data)



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


% Change


2013


2012


% Change

REVENUES:












   Video

$                984


$              911


8.0 %


$             1,940


$           1,806


7.4 %

   Internet

520


465


11.8 %


1,021


917


11.3 %

   Telephone

158


217


(27.2)%


329


434


(24.2)%

   Commercial

193


160


20.6 %


376


313


20.1 %

   Advertising sales

73


87


(16.1)%


133


153


(13.1)%

   Other

44


44


—%


90


88


2.3 %

      Total Revenues

1,972


1,884


4.7 %


3,889


3,711


4.8 %













COSTS AND EXPENSES:












   Programming

523


496


5.4 %


1,038


987


5.2 %

   Franchises, regulatory and connectivity

93


93


—%


185


185


—%

   Costs to service customers

369


323


14.2 %


732


650


12.6 %

   Marketing

116


107


8.4 %


224


219


2.3 %

   Other

179


172


4.1 %


348


325


7.1 %

      Total operating costs and expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization)

1,280


1,191


7.5 %


2,527


2,366


6.8 %













      Adjusted EBITDA

692


693


(0.1)%


1,362


1,345


1.3 %













      Adjusted EBITDA margin

35.1 %


36.8 %




35.0 %


36.2 %















   Depreciation and amortization

436


415




861


823



   Stock compensation expense

15


13




26


24



   Other operating (income) expenses, net

5


(4)




16


(1)















      Income from operations

236


269




459


499















OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):












   Interest expense, net

(211)


(225)




(421)


(462)



   Loss on extinguishment of debt

(81)


(59)




(123)


(74)



   Gain on derivative instruments, net

20





17




   Other expense, net

(2)





(3)


(1)




(274)


(284)




(530)


(537)















Loss before income taxes

(38)


(15)




(71)


(38)















Income tax expense

(58)


(68)




(67)


(139)















Net loss

$                (96)


$              (83)




$              (138)


$            (177)















LOSS PER COMMON SHARE, BASIC AND DILUTED:

$             (0.96)


$           (0.84)




$             (1.37)


$           (1.78)















Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

100,600,678


99,496,755




100,464,808


99,464,858















Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP term. See page 6 of this addendum for the reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net loss as defined by GAAP.



CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in millions)



June 30, 2013


December 31, 2012


(unaudited)



ASSETS




CURRENT ASSETS:




Cash and cash equivalents

$                 44


$                              7

Restricted cash and cash equivalents


27

Accounts receivable, net

223


234

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

66


62

   Total current assets

333


330





INVESTMENT IN CABLE PROPERTIES:




Property, plant and equipment, net

7,313


7,206

Franchises

5,287


5,287

Customer relationships, net

1,294


1,424

Goodwill

953


953

   Total investment in cable properties, net

14,847


14,870





OTHER NONCURRENT ASSETS

409


396





   Total assets

$         15,589


$                    15,596





LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




CURRENT LIABILITIES:




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$           1,280


$                      1,224

   Total current liabilities

1,280


1,224





LONG-TERM DEBT

12,812


12,808

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES

1,374


1,321

OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

62


94





SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

61


149





   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$         15,589


$                    15,596



CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(dollars in millions)



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:








Net loss

$       (96)


$       (83)


$    (138)


$    (177)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows from operating activities:








   Depreciation and amortization

436


415


861


823

   Stock compensation expense

15


13


26


24

   Noncash interest expense

10


10


23


24

   Loss on extinguishment of debt

81


59


123


74

   Gain on derivative instruments, net

(20)



(17)


   Deferred income taxes

54


66


56


136

   Other, net

26


(13)


27


(13)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








   Accounts receivable

(15)


(24)


11


16

   Prepaid expenses and other assets

10


(3)


(6)


(11)

   Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other

(17)


29


59


27

      Net cash flows from operating activities

484


469


1,025


923









CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:








Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(422)


(468)


(834)


(808)

Change in accrued expenses related to capital expenditures

13


25


2


13

Other, net

(5)


23


(14)


10

      Net cash flows from investing activities

(414)


(420)


(846)


(785)









CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:








Borrowings of long-term debt

3,395


1,348


4,710


2,817

Repayments of long-term debt

(3,470)


(1,380)


(4,825)


(2,919)

Payments for debt issuance costs

(20)


(14)


(32)


(24)

Purchase of treasury stock

(5)


(1)


(10)


(4)

Other, net

9


(1)


15


(5)

      Net cash flows from financing activities

(91)


(48)


(142)


(135)









NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

(21)


1


37


3

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period

65


4


7


2

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period

$        44


$           5


$        44


$           5









CASH PAID FOR INTEREST

$      250


$      232


$      370


$      448



CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED SUMMARY OF OPERATING STATISTICS

(in thousands, except ARPU and penetration data)



Approximate as of


June 30, 2013 (a)


March 31, 2013 (a)


December 31, 2012 (a)


June 30, 2012 (a)

Footprint








   Estimated Video Passings (b)

12,098


12,090


12,074


12,008

   Estimated Internet Passings (b)

11,797


11,789


11,772


11,703

   Estimated Telephone Passings (b)

11,132


11,124


11,103


10,925









Penetration Statistics








Video Penetration of Estimated Video Passings (c)

33.7 %


34.1 %


34.4 %


35.6 %

Internet Penetration of Estimated Internet Passings (c)

35.1 %


34.7 %


33.8 %


32.8 %

Telephone Penetration of Estimated Telephone Passings (c)

19.2 %


18.7 %


18.2 %


17.6 %









Residential








Residential Customer Relationships (d)

5,096


5,091


5,035


4,996

Residential Non-Video Customers

1,179


1,126


1,046


898

% Non-Video

23.1 %


22.1 %


20.8 %


18.0 %









Customers








Video (e)

3,917


3,965


3,989


4,098

Internet (f)

3,924


3,884


3,785


3,662

Telephone (g)

2,019


1,973


1,914


1,828

      Residential PSUs (h)

9,860


9,822


9,688


9,588

Residential PSU / Customer Relationships (d)(h)

1.93


1.93


1.92


1.92









   Quarterly Net Additions/(Losses) (i)








Video (e)

(48)


(24)


(36)


(66)

Internet (f)

40


99


54


29

Telephone (g)

46


59


34


6

   Residential PSUs (h)

38


134


52


(31)









Single Play Penetration (j)

37.8 %


37.7 %


37.6 %


37.0 %

Double Play Penetration (k)

30.9 %


31.7 %


32.5 %


34.2 %

Triple Play Penetration (l)

31.3 %


30.5 %


29.9 %


28.8 %

Digital Penetration (m)

90.7 %


88.7 %


86.9 %


84.7 %









Revenue per Customer Relationship (d)(n)

$              108.67


$                 107.25


$                         105.78


$              106.00









Commercial








Commercial Customer Relationships (d)(o)

329


323


325


312









   Customers








   Video (e)(o)

156


159


169


171

   Internet (f)

214


202


193


177

   Telephone (g)

119


112


105


91

      Commercial PSUs (h)

489


473


467


439









   Quarterly Net Additions/(Losses) (i)








   Video (e)(o)

(3)


(10)


(3)


(6)

   Internet (f)

12


9


7


8

   Telephone (g)

7


7


6


6

      Commercial PSUs (h)

16


6


10


8









See footnotes to unaudited summary of operating statistics on page 5 of this addendum.



(a)

We calculate the aging of customer accounts based on the monthly billing cycle for each account.  On that basis, at June 30, 2013, March 31, 2013, December 31, 2012, and June 30, 2012, customers include approximately 9,600, 12,000, 18,400, and 17,000 customers, respectively, whose accounts were over 60 days past due in payment, approximately 900, 2,400, 2,600, and 2,900 customers, respectively, whose accounts were over 90 days past due in payment and approximately 700, 1,300, 1,700, and 1,300 customers, respectively, whose accounts were over 120 days past due in payment.



(b)

"Passings" represent our estimate of the number of units, such as single family homes, apartment and condominium units and commercial establishments passed by our cable distribution network in the areas where we offer the service indicated.  These estimates are updated for all periods presented based upon the information available at that time.



(c)

"Penetration" represents residential and commercial customers as a percentage of estimated passings for the service indicated.



(d)

"Customer Relationships" include the number of customers that receive one or more levels of service, encompassing video, Internet and phone services, without regard to which service(s) such customers receive.  This statistic is computed in accordance with the guidelines of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).  Commercial customer relationships includes video customers in commercial structures, which are calculated on an EBU basis (see footnote (o)) and non-video commercial customer relationships.



(e)

"Video Customers" represent those customers who subscribe to our video services.



(f)

"Internet Customers" represent those customers who subscribe to our Internet services.



(g)

"Telephone Customers" represent those customers who subscribe to our telephone services.



(h)

"Primary Service Units" or "PSUs" represent the total of video, Internet and telephone customers.



(i)

"Quarterly Net Additions/(Losses)" represent the net gain or loss in the respective quarter for the service indicated.



(j)

"Single Play Penetration" represents residential customers receiving only one of Charter service offerings, including video, Internet or phone, as a % of residential customer relationships.



(k)

"Double Play Penetration" represents residential customers receiving only two of Charter service offerings, including video, Internet and/or phone, as a % of residential customer relationships.



(l)

"Triple Play Penetration" represents residential customers receiving all three Charter service offerings, including video, Internet and phone, as a % of residential customer relationships.



(m)

"Digital Penetration" represents the number of residential digital video customers as a percentage of residential video customers.



(n)

"Revenue per Customer Relationship" is calculated as total residential video, Internet and phone quarterly revenue divided by three divided by average residential customer relationships during the respective quarter.



(o)

Included within commercial video customers are those in commercial structures, which are calculated on an equivalent bulk unit ("EBU") basis.  We calculate EBUs by dividing the bulk price charged to accounts in an area by the published rate charged to non-bulk residential customers in that market for the comparable tier of service.  This EBU method of estimating video customers is consistent with the methodology used in determining costs paid to programmers and is consistent with the methodology used by other multiple system operators.  As we increase our published video rates to residential customers without a corresponding increase in the prices charged to commercial service customers, our EBU count will decline even if there is no real loss in commercial service customers.  For example, commercial video customers decreased by 10,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2013 due to published video rate increases.



CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO GAAP MEASURES

(dollars in millions)



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012









Net loss

$    (96)


$    (83)


$     (138)


$   (177)

Plus:  Interest expense, net

211


225


421


462

Income tax expense

58


68


67


139

Depreciation and amortization

436


415


861


823

Stock compensation expense

15


13


26


24

Loss on extinguishment of debt

81


59


123


74

Gain on derivative instruments, net

(20)



(17)


Other, net

7


(4)


19










Adjusted EBITDA (a)

692


693


1,362


1,345

Less:  Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(422)


(468)


(834)


(808)









Adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures

$    270


$    225


$       528


$     537









Net cash flows from operating activities

$    484


$    469


$    1,025


$     923

Less:  Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(422)


(468)


(834)


(808)

Change in accrued expenses related to capital expenditures

13


25


2


13









Free cash flow

$      75


$      26


$       193


$     128









(a) See page 1 of this addendum for detail of the components included within adjusted EBITDA.


The above schedules are presented in order to reconcile adjusted EBITDA and free cash flows, both non-GAAP measures, to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in accordance with Section 401(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.



CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

(dollars in millions)






Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012









Customer premise equipment (a)

$    192


$    201


$    425


$    373

Scalable infrastructure (b)

78


146


132


234

Line extensions (c)

62


44


108


74

Upgrade/Rebuild (d)

48


50


87


84

Support capital (e)

42


27


82


43









Total capital expenditures (f)

$    422


$    468


$    834


$    808









(a)

Customer premise equipment includes costs incurred at the customer residence to secure new customers and revenue generating units.  It also includes customer installation costs and customer premise equipment (e.g., set-top boxes and cable modems).



(b)

Scalable infrastructure includes costs, not related to customer premise equipment, to secure growth of new customers and revenue generating units, or provide service enhancements (e.g., headend equipment).



(c)

Line extensions include network costs associated with entering new service areas (e.g., fiber/coaxial cable, amplifiers, electronic equipment, make-ready and design engineering).



(d)

Upgrade/rebuild includes costs to modify or replace existing fiber/coaxial cable networks, including betterments.



(e)

Support capital includes costs associated with the replacement or enhancement of non-network assets due to technological and physical obsolescence (e.g., non-network equipment, land, buildings and vehicles).



(f)

Total capital expenditures includes $85 million and $61 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and $147 million and $99 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, of capital expenditures related to commercial services. 

SOURCE Charter Communications, Inc.



RELATED LINKS
http://www.charter.com

More by this Source


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.