Cogent Communications Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results and Increases Regular Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

Aug 06, 2015, 07:00 ET from Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Financial and Business Highlights

  • Service revenue for Q2 2015, on a constant currency basis, increased by 2.0% from Q1 2015 to Q2 2015 and increased by 9.5% from Q2 2014
  • Cogent approves a 3.0% increase of its regular quarterly dividend to $0.34 per common share to be paid on September 11, 2015 to shareholders of record on August 21, 2015
    • Under Cogent's return of capital program, Cogent purchased 579,000 shares of its common stock for $19.1 million during Q2 2015
  • EBITDA for Q2 2015 of $30.6 million – increased by 3.1% from $29.6 million for Q1 2015
  • EBITDA margin increased by 40 basis points to 30.9% for Q2 2015 from 30.5% for Q1 2015
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $224.5 million at June 30, 2015
  • There were 2,191 buildings on the Cogent network at the end of Q2 2015
  • There were 48,910 customer connections on the Cogent network at the end of Q2 2015 – an increase of 13.0% from 43,287 customer connections at the end of Q2 2014 and an increase of 3.2% from 47,411 customer connections at the end of Q1 2015

Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCOI) today announced service revenue of $98.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 4.4% from $94.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and an increase of 1.6% from $97.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015.  The impact of foreign exchange negatively impacted service revenue growth from Q2 2014 to Q2 2015 by $4.8 million and negatively impacted service revenue growth from Q1 2015 to Q2 2015 by $0.3 million.  On a constant currency basis, service revenue grew by 9.5% from Q2 2014 to Q2 2015 and grew by 2.0% from Q1 2015 to Q2 2015.

On-net service is provided to customers located in buildings that are physically connected to Cogent's network by Cogent facilities. On-net revenue was $72.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015; an increase of 2.3% over $70.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and an increase of 1.1% from $71.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Off-net customers are located in buildings directly connected to Cogent's network using other carriers' facilities and services to provide the last mile portion of the link from the customers' premises to Cogent's network. Off-net revenue was $26.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015; an increase of 11.2% over $23.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and an increase of 3.1% over $25.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Non-GAAP gross profit increased by 2.6% from $55.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 to $56.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and increased by 0.4% from $56.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Non-GAAP gross profit margin percentage was 57.2% for the three months ended June 30, 2015, 58.3% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 57.9% for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) (excluding asset related gains and including net neutrality fees), decreased by 0.6% from $30.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 to $30.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and increased by 3.1% from $29.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015.  EBITDA margin (excluding asset related gains and including net neutrality fees) was 30.9% for the three months ended June 30, 2015, 32.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2014, and 30.5% for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share was $0.02 for the three months ended June 30, 2015, $0.03 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and $(0.04) for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Total customer connections increased by 13.0% from 43,287 as of June 30, 2014 to 48,910 as of June 30, 2015 and increased by 3.2% from 47,411 as of March 31, 2015.  On-net customer connections increased by 12.3% from 37,411 as of June 30, 2014 to 42,002 as of June 30, 2015 and increased by 3.1% from 40,732 as of March 31, 2015.  Off-net customer connections increased by 20.0% from 5,486 as of June 30, 2014 to 6,583 as of June 30, 2015 and increased by 3.4% from 6,386 as of March 31, 2015.

The number of on-net buildings increased by 134 on-net buildings from 2,057 on-net buildings as of June 30, 2014 to 2,191 on-net buildings as of June 30, 2015 and increased by 36 on-net buildings from 2,155 on-net buildings as of March 31, 2015.

Quarterly Dividend Increase and Increase to Share Buyback Program Approved

On August 5, 2015, Cogent's board approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.34 per common share payable on September 11, 2015 to shareholders of record on August 21, 2015. This third quarter 2015 regular dividend of $0.34 per share represents an increase of 3.0% from the second quarter 2015 regular dividend of $0.33 per share.  Additionally on August 5, 2015, Cogent's board approved an additional $50.0 million increase to Cogent's share buyback program with the program authorized to continue to December 31, 2016.

During the quarter ended June 30, 2015 Cogent purchased 579,000 shares of its common stock for $19.1 million at an average price per share of $32.98 under Cogent's return of capital program.  Under Cogent's return of capital program, Cogent plans on returning additional capital to its shareholders each quarter through either stock buybacks or a special dividend or a combination of stock buybacks and a special dividend.  The aggregate payment under this program is a minimum of $12.0 million each quarter and this amount is in addition to Cogent's regular quarterly dividend payments.  Since the amount paid for stock buybacks in the second quarter was greater than $12.0 million Cogent will not pay a special dividend payment in the third quarter of 2015 under its return of capital program.  The return of capital program was planned to continue until Cogent's net debt to trailing twelve months EBITDA, as adjusted (by including asset related gains), ratio ("Net Leverage Ratio") reached 2.50. On August 5, 2015 Cogent's board of directors authorized an increase and an amendment to Cogent's targeted Net Leverage Ratio. The new targeted Net Leverage Ratio is a range of between 2.50 to 3.50 to 1. Cogent's Leverage Ratio was 2.77 at June 30, 2015 and was 2.45 at March 31, 2015.

The payment of any future dividends and any other returns of capital will be at the discretion of Cogent's board of directors and may be reduced, eliminated or increased and will be dependent upon Cogent's financial position, results of operations, available cash, cash flow, capital requirements, limitations under Cogent's debt indenture agreements and other factors deemed relevant by Cogent's board of directors.

Conference Call and Website Information Cogent will host a conference call with financial analysts at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on August 6, 2015 to discuss Cogent's operating results for the second quarter of 2015 and to discuss Cogent's expectations for full year 2015.  Investors and other interested parties may access a live audio webcast of the earnings call in the "Events" section of Cogent's website at www.cogentco.com/events.  A replay of the webcast, together with the press release, will be available on the website following the earnings call.

About Cogent Communications Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP.  Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, Ethernet transport, and colocation services.  Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides services in over 190 markets globally.

Cogent Communications is headquartered at 2450 N Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.  For more information, visit www.cogentco.com.  Cogent Communications can be reached in the United States at (202) 295-4200 or via email at info@cogentco.com.

 

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

Summary of Financial and Operational Results

Q1 2014

Q2 2014

Q3 2014

Q4 2014

Q1 2015

Q2 2015

Metric ($ in 000's, except share and per share data) – unaudited

On-Net revenue

$69,087

$70,409

$71,059

$71,317

$71,234

$72,010

  % Change from previous Qtr.

4.6%

1.9%

0.9%

0.4%

-0.1%

1.1%

Off-Net revenue

$23,498

$23,859

$24,330

$25,143

$25,730

$26,522

  % Change from previous Qtr.

0.3%

1.5%

2.0%

3.3%

2.3%

3.1%

Non-Core revenue (1)

$352

$355

$302

$289

$278

$267

  % Change from previous Qtr.

-9.5%

0.9%

-14.9%

-4.3%

-3.8%

-4.0%

Service revenue – total

$92,937

$94,623

$95,691

$96,749

$97,242

$98,799

  % Change from previous Qtr.

3.4%

1.8%

1.1%

1.1%

0.5%

1.6%

Constant currency total revenue quarterly growth rate – sequential quarters

3.5%

1.7%

1.8%

2.5%

2.9%

2.0%

Constant currency total revenue quarterly growth rate – year over year quarters

9.6%

9.5%

9.3%

10.0%

9.3%

9.5%

Network operations expenses (2)

$38,723

$39,491

$40,293

$40,899

$40,907

$42,252

% Change from previous Qtr.

1.1%

2.0%

2.0%

1.5%

0.0%

3.3%

Non-GAAP gross margin (2)

$54,214

$55,132

$55,398

$55,850

$56,335

$56,547

% Change from previous Qtr.

5.1%

1.7%

0.5%

0.8%

0.9%

0.4%

Non-GAAP gross margin percentage (2)

58.3%

58.3%

57.9%

57.7%

57.9%

57.2%

Selling, general and administrative expenses (3)

$24,392

$24,380

$24,775

$25,048

$26,708

$25,987

  % Change from previous Qtr.

16.5%

0.0%

1.6%

1.1%

6.6%

-2.7%

Depreciation and amortization expense

$17,204

$17,301

$17,431

$17,545

$17,513

$17,371

% Change from previous Qtr.

3.9%

0.6%

0.8%

0.7%

-0.2%

-0.8%

Equity-based compensation expense

$2,006

$1,873

$2,692

$3,001

$3,141

$3,098

% Change from previous Qtr.

0.0%

-6.6%

43.7%

11.5%

4.7%

-1.4%

Operating  income

$12,907

$14,309

$13,614

$13,066

$10,487

$10,810

% Change from previous Qtr.

7.0%

10.9%

-4.9%

-4.0%

-19.7%

3.1%

Interest expense

$11,303

$13,790

$12,662

$12,189

$11,307

$9,692

% Change from previous Qtr.

1.4%

22.0%

-8.2%

-3.7%

-7.2%

-14.3%

Net income (loss)

$125

$1,208

$(184)

$(352)

$(1,585)

$840

Basic net income (loss) per common share

$0.00

$0.03

$(0.00)

$(0.01)

$(0.04)

$0.02

Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$0.00

$0.03

$(0.00)

$(0.01)

$(0.04)

$0.02

Weighted average common shares – basic

46,409,735

45,897,449

45,629,079

45,229,125

45,158,250

44,774,831

% Change from previous Qtr.

0.2%

-1.1%

-0.6%

-0.9%

-0.2%

-0.8%

Weighted average common shares – diluted

46,907,360

46,294,966

45,629,079

45,229,125

45,158,250

45,054,507

% Change from previous Qtr.

-3.9%

-1.3%

-1.4%

-0.9%

-0.2%

-0.2%

EBITDA (4)

$29,822

$30,752

$30,623

$30,802

$29,627

$30,560

% Change from previous Qtr.

-2.7%

3.1%

-0.4%

0.6%

-3.8%

3.1%

EBITDA margin

32.1%

32.5%

32.0%

31.8%

30.5%

30.9%

Gains on asset related transactions

$2,295

$2,731

$3,114

$2,810

$1,548

$719

EBITDA, as adjusted (by including asset related gains) (4)

$32,117

$33,483

$33,737

$33,612

$31,175

$31,279

  % Change from previous Qtr.

1.8%

4.3%

0.8%

-0.4%

-7.3%

0.3%

EBITDA margin as adjusted (by including asset related gains)

34.6%

35.4%

35.3%

34.7%

32.1%

31.7%

EBITDA, as adjusted (by including asset related gains and adding back net neutrality fees) (4)

$32,989

$34,697

$35,595

$34,855

$32,580

$32,231

  % Change from previous Qtr.

3.2%

5.2%

2.6%

-2.1%

-6.5%

-1.1%

EBITDA margin as adjusted (by including asset related gains and adding back net neutrality fees)

35.5%

36.7%

37.2%

36.0%

33.5%

32.6%

 Fees – net neutrality

$872

$1,214

$1,858

$1,243

$1,405

$952

EBITDA, as adjusted (by adding back net neutrality fees but excluding asset related gains) (4)

$30,694

$31,966

$32,481

$32,045

$31,032

$31,512

EBITDA margin as adjusted (by adding back net neutrality fees but excluding asset related gains)

33.0%

33.8%

33.9%

33.1%

31.9%

31.9%

Net cash provided by operating activities

$10,636

$28,395

$16,074

$17,941

$18,372

$20,035

% Change from previous Qtr.

-63.7%

167.0%

-43.4%

11.6%

2.4%

9.1%

Capital expenditures

$15,623

$15,985

$15,403

$13,023

$12,916

$10,866

  % Change from previous Qtr.

54.8%

2.3%

-3.6%

-15.5%

-0.8%

-15.9%

Principal payments on capital leases

$3,379

$4,767

$7,293

$2,769

$3,650

$7,332

  % Change from previous Qtr.

51.3%

41.1%

53.0%

-62.0%

31.8%

100.9%

Dividends paid

$18,352

$7,882

$13,792

$14,190

$16,001

$18,972

Purchases of common stock

$14,196

$17,888

$15,943

$10,555

$8,119

$19,106

Net Leverage Ratio

1.86

1.99

2.22

2.40

2.45

2.77

Customer Connections – end of period

On-Net

36,306

37,411

38,559

39,786

40,732

42,002

  % Change from previous Qtr.

4.7%

3.0%

3.1%

3.2%

2.4%

3.1%

Off-Net

5,244

5,486

5,694

6,074

6,368

6,583

% Change from previous Qtr.

3.1%

4.6%

3.8%

6.7%

4.8%

3.4%

Non-Core (1)

397

390

377

362

311

325

  % Change from previous Qtr.

-4.3%

-1.8%

-3.3%

-4.0%

-14.1%

4.5%

Total customer connections

41,947

43,287

44,630

46,222

47,411

48,910

  % Change from previous Qtr.

4.4%

3.2%

3.1%

3.6%

2.6%

3.2%

On-Net Buildings – end of period

Multi-Tenant office buildings

1,400

1,424

1,440

1,466

1,488

1,510

Carrier neutral data centers

580

585

601

610

618

631

Cogent data centers

44

48

49

49

49

50

Total on-net buildings

2,024

2,057

2,090

2,125

2,155

2,191

Square feet – multi-tenant office buildings – on-net

759,880,388

770,706,508

781,524,024

791,121,076

804,760,238

818,039,601

Network  – end of period

Intercity route miles

57,584

57,584

57,987

59,038

59,161

55,191

Metro fiber miles

27,211

27,381

27,487

27,253

27,619

28,036

Connected networks – AS's

5,112

5,232

5,106

5,228

5,334

5,435

Headcount – end of period

Sales force – quota bearing

317

337

344

346

343

358

Sales force - total

420

446

452

457

459

464

Total employees

724

760

768

776

785

799

Sales rep productivity – units per full time equivalent sales rep ("FTE") per month

5.9

5.9

5.9

5.5

5.3

5.6

FTE – sales reps

303

310

329

329

326

330

(1)   Consists of legacy services of companies whose assets or businesses were acquired by Cogent, primarily including voice          services (only provided in Toronto, Canada).

(2)   Network operations expense excludes equity-based compensation expense of $113, $114, $114, $147, $172 and $160 in          the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 through June 30, 2015, respectively.  Non-GAAP gross margin represents          service revenue less network operations expense, excluding equity-based compensation and amounts shown separately          (depreciation expense).

(3)   Excludes equity-based compensation expense of $1,893, $1,759, $2,578, $2,854, $2,969 and $2,938 in the three month          periods ended March  31, 2014 through June 30, 2015, respectively.

(4)   See schedule of non-GAAP metrics below for definition and reconciliation to GAAP measures below.

 

Schedule of Non-GAAP Measures 

EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted

EBITDA represents net cash flows from operating activities plus changes in operating assets and liabilities, cash interest expense and income tax expense.  Management believes the most directly comparable measure to EBITDA calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP, is cash flows provided by operating activities. The Company also believes that EBITDA is a frequently used measure by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in their evaluation of issuers.

EBITDA, as adjusted (by including asset related gains), represents EBITDA plus net gains (losses) on asset related transactions. EBITDA as adjusted (by adding back net neutrality fees) represents EBITDA and adding back legal and economic analysis fees the Company has spent in an effort to support net neutrality.  EBITDA as adjusted (by including asset related gains and adding back net neutrality fees) represents EBITDA, plus net gains (losses) on asset related transactions  and also adjusted by adding back legal and economic analysis fees the Company has spent in an effort to support net neutrality.

The Company believes EBITDA, and EBITDA, as adjusted, are useful measures of its ability to service debt, fund capital expenditures and expand its business.  EBITDA, and EBITDA, as adjusted are an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by management as a supplement to GAAP financial information.

EBITDA, and EBITDA, as adjusted are not recognized terms under GAAP and accordingly, should not be viewed in isolation or as a substitute for the analysis of results as reported under GAAP, but rather as a supplemental measure to GAAP. For example, these metrics are not intended to reflect the Company's free cash flow, as it does not consider certain current or future cash requirements, such as capital expenditures, contractual commitments, and changes in working capital needs, interest expenses and debt service requirements. The Company's calculations of these metrics may also differ from the calculations performed by its competitors and other companies and as such, its utility as a comparative measure is limited.

 

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

EBITDA, and EBITDA, as adjusted, are reconciled to cash flows provided by operating activities in the table below.

Q1 2014

Q2 2014

Q3 2014

Q4 2014

Q1 2015

Q2 2015

($ in 000's) – unaudited

Net cash flows provided by operating activities

$10,636

$28,395

$16,074

$17,941

$18,372

$20,035

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

9,048

(10,061)

1,563

402

(159)

1,245

Cash interest expense and income tax expense

10,138

12,418

12,986

12,459

11,414

9,280

EBITDA

$29,822

$30,752

$30,623

$30,802

$29,627

$30,560

PLUS: Gains on asset related transactions

2,295

2,731

3,114

2,810

1,548

719

EBITDA, as adjusted (by including asset related gains)

$32,117

$33,483

$33,737

$33,612

$31,175

$31,279

EBITDA

$29,822

$30,752

$30,623

$30,802

$29,627

$30,560

PLUS:  net neutrality fees

$872

$1,214

$1,858

$1,243

$1,405

$952

EBITDA, as adjusted (by adding back net neutrality fees but excluding asset related gains)

$30,694

$31,966

$32,481

$32,045

$31,032

$31,512

EBITDA, as adjusted (by including asset related gains)

$32,117

$33,483

$33,737

$33,612

$31,175

$31,279

PLUS:  net neutrality fees

$872

$1,214

$1,858

$1,243

$1,405

$952

EBITDA, as adjusted (by including asset related gains and adding back net neutrality fees)

$32,989

$34,697

$35,595

$34,855

$32,580

$32,231

 

 

Impact of foreign currencies ("constant currency" impact) on change in sequential quarterly service revenue

($ in 000's) – unaudited

Q2 2015

Service revenue, as reported – Q2 2015

$98,799

Impact of foreign currencies on service revenue

340

Service revenue -  Q2 2015, as adjusted (1)

$99,139

Service revenue, as reported – Q1 2015

$97,242

Constant currency increase from Q1 2015 to Q2 2015 - (Service revenue, as adjusted for Q2 2015 less service revenue, as reported for Q1 2015)

$1,897

Percent increase (Constant currency increase from Q1 2015 to Q2 2015 divided by service revenue, as reported for Q1 2015)

2.0%

(1)   Service revenue, as adjusted, is determined by translating the service revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2015          at the average foreign currency exchange rates for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The Company believes that          disclosing quarterly revenue growth without the impact of foreign currencies on service revenue is a useful measure of          revenue growth. Service revenue, as adjusted, is an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by          management as a supplement to GAAP financial information.

 

 

Impact of foreign currencies ("constant currency" impact) on change in prior year quarterly service revenue

($ in 000's) – unaudited

Q2 2015

Service revenue, as reported – Q2 2015

$98,799

Impact of foreign currencies on service revenue

4,785

Service revenue -  Q2 2015, as adjusted (2)

$103,584

Service revenue, as reported – Q2 2014

$94,623

Constant currency increase from Q2 2014 to Q2 2015 - (Service revenue, as adjusted for Q2 2015 less service revenue, as reported for Q2 2014)

$8,961

Percent increase (Constant currency increase from Q2 2014 to Q2 2015 divided by service revenue, as reported for Q2 2014)

9.5%

(2)   Service revenue, as adjusted, is determined by translating the service revenue for the three months  ended June 30, 2015 at         the average foreign currency exchange rates for the three months ended June 30, 2014. The Company believes that         disclosing quarterly revenue growth without the impact of foreign currencies on service revenue is a useful measure of         revenue growth. Service revenue, as adjusted, is an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by         management as a supplement to GAAP financial information.

 

 

Net Leverage Ratio

Cogent's Net Leverage Ratio was 2.45 at March 31, 2015 and 2.77 at June 30, 2015 as shown below.

($ in 000's) – unaudited

As of March 31, 2015

As of June 30, 2015

Cash and cash equivalents

$260,050

$224,494

Debt

Capital leases – current portion

13,286

8,187

Capital leases – long term

118,684

120,485

Senior unsecured notes

200,000

200,000

Senior secured notes – par value

250,000

250,000

Note payable

1,704

5,597

Total debt

583,674

584,269

Total net debt

323,624

359,775

Trailing 12 months EBITDA, as adjusted (by including asset related gains)

132,007

129,803

Net Leverage Ratio

2.45

2.77

 

Cogent's SEC filings are available online via the Investor Relations section of www.cogentco.com or on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

 

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF JUNE 30, 2015 AND DECEMBER 31, 2014

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE DATA)

June 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

224,494

$

287,790

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,872 and $1,707,       respectively

30,972

33,089

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

21,061

18,762

Total current assets

276,527

339,641

Property and equipment, net

347,550

360,761

Deferred tax assets - noncurrent

47,448

48,963

Deposits and other assets - $381 and $389 restricted, respectively

10,863

12,410

Total assets

$

682,388

$

761,775

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

15,489

$

13,287

Accrued and other current liabilities

40,913

32,151

Current maturities, capital lease obligations

8,187

14,594

Total current liabilities

64,589

60,032

Senior secured notes including premium of $4,230

244,230

Senior secured notes

250,000

Senior unsecured notes

200,000

200,000

Capital lease obligations, net of current maturities

120,485

151,944

Other long term liabilities

25,125

21,775

Total liabilities

660,199

677,981

Commitments and contingencies:

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized; 45,631,978 and       46,398,729 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

46

46

Additional paid-in capital

440,401

460,576

Accumulated other comprehensive income — foreign currency translation

(12,175)

(6,462)

Accumulated deficit

(406,083)

(370,366)

Total stockholders' equity

22,189

83,794

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

682,388

$

761,775

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015 AND JUNE 30, 2014

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Service revenue

$

98,799

$

94,623

Operating expenses:

Network operations (including $160 and $114 of equity-based compensation       expense, respectively, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown       separately below)

42,412

39,605

Selling, general, and administrative (including $2,938 and $1,759 of equity-based       compensation expense, respectively)

28,925

26,139

Depreciation and amortization

17,371

17,301

Total operating expenses

88,708

83,045

Gains on equipment transactions

719

2,731

Operating income

10,810

14,309

Interest income and other, net

417

268

Interest expense

(9,692)

(13,790)

Income before income taxes

1,535

787

Income tax (provision) benefit

(695)

421

Net income

$

840

$

1,208

Comprehensive income:

Net income

$

840

$

1,208

Foreign currency translation adjustment

1,683

(44)

Comprehensive income

$

2,523

$

1,164

Net income per common share:

Basic and diluted net income per common share

$

0.02

$

0.03

Dividends declared per common share

$

0.42

$

0.17

Weighted-average common shares - basic

44,774,831

45,897,449

Weighted-average common shares - diluted

45,054,507

46,294,966

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015 AND JUNE 30, 2014

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Service revenue

$

196,041

$

187,560

Operating expenses:

Network operations (including $332 and $227 of equity-based compensation       expense, respectively, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown       separately below)

83,491

78,442

Selling, general, and administrative (including $5,908 and $3,651 of equity-based       compensation expense, respectively)

58,603

52,423

Depreciation and amortization

34,883

34,505

Total operating expenses

176,977

165,370

Gain on capital lease termination

10,110

Gains on equipment transactions

2,268

5,026

Loss on debt extinguishment and redemption

(10,144)

Operating income

21,298

27,216

Interest income and other, net

516

404

Interest expense

(21,000)

(25,092)

Income before income taxes

814

2,528

Income tax provision

(1,558)

(1,195)

Net (loss) income

$

(744)

$

1,333

Comprehensive (loss) income:

Net (loss) income

$

(744)

$

1,333

Foreign currency translation adjustment

(5,713)

(506)

Comprehensive (loss)

$

(6,457)

$

827

Net (loss) income per common share:

Basic and diluted net (loss) income per common share

$

(0.02)

$

0.03

Dividends declared per common share

$

0.77

$

0.56

Weighted-average common shares - basic

45,012,441

46,200,844

Weighted-average common shares - diluted

45,012,441

46,648,415

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015 AND JUNE 30, 2014

(IN THOUSANDS)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

840

$

1,208

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

17,371

17,301

Amortization of debt discount and premium

37

1,140

Equity-based compensation expense (net of amounts capitalized)

3,098

1,872

(Gains) losses — equipment transactions and other, net

(814)

(2,701)

Deferred income taxes

653

(457)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(997)

(416)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,426

1,465

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities

(1,399)

9,288

Deposits and other assets

(180)

(305)

Net cash provided by operating activities

20,035

28,395

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

(10,866)

(15,985)

Proceeds from dispositions of assets

82

65

Net cash used in investing activities

(10,784)

(15,920)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Dividends paid

(18,972)

(7,882)

Purchases of common stock

(19,106)

(17,888)

Repayment of convertible senior notes

(91,978)

Net proceeds from issuance of senior unsecured notes

(60)

195,824

Proceeds from exercises of stock options

89

146

Principal payments of capital lease obligations

(7,332)

(4,767)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(45,381)

73,455

Effect of exchange rates changes on cash

574

158

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(35,556)

86,088

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

260,050

263,747

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

224,494

$

349,835

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015 AND JUNE 30, 2014

(IN THOUSANDS)

Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net (loss) income

$

(744)

$

1,333

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

34,883

34,505

Amortization of debt discount and premium

(127)

2,555

Equity-based compensation expense (net of amounts capitalized)

6,240

3,878

Loss on debt extinguishment and redemption

10,144

Gain on capital lease termination

(10,110)

(Gains) losses — equipment transactions and other, net

(1,837)

(4,959)

Deferred income taxes

1,475

772

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

1,126

(2,970)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(3,124)

(3,678)

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities

689

7,822

Deposits and other assets

(208)

(227)

Net cash provided by operating activities

38,407

39,031

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

(23,782)

(31,608)

Proceeds from dispositions of assets

82

92

Net cash used in investing activities

(23,700)

(31,516)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Dividends paid

(34,973)

(26,234)

Purchases of common stock

(27,225)

(32,084)

Repayment of convertible senior notes

(91,978)

Net proceeds from issuance of senior unsecured notes

195,824

Net proceeds from issuance of senior secured notes

248,599

Redemption of senior secured notes

(251,280)

Proceeds from exercises of stock options

219

301

Principal payments of capital lease obligations

(10,982)

(8,146)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(75,642)

37,683

Effect of exchange rates changes on cash

(2,361)

(229)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(63,296)

44,969

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

287,790

304,866

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

224,494

$

349,835

 

 

Except for historical information and discussion contained herein, statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements include, but are not limited to statements identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "targets," "projects" and similar expressions.  The statements in this release are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Cogent's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties.  Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.  Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences, including future economic instability in the global economy or a contraction of the capital markets which could affect spending on Internet services and our ability to engage in financing activities; the impact of changing foreign exchange rates (in particular the Euro to USD and Canadian dollar to USD exchange rates) on the translation of our non-USD denominated revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities; legal and operational difficulties in new markets; the imposition of a requirement that we contribute to the U.S. Universal Service Fund and similar funds in other countries; changes in government policy and/or regulation, including net neutrality rules  by the United States Federal Communications Commission and in the area of data protection; increasing competition leading to lower prices for our services; our ability to attract new customers and to increase and maintain the volume of traffic on our network; the ability to maintain our Internet peering arrangements on favorable terms; our reliance on an equipment vendor, Cisco Systems Inc., and the potential for hardware or software problems associated with such equipment; the dependence of our network on the quality and dependability of third-party fiber providers; our ability to retain certain customers that comprise a significant portion of our revenue base; the management of network failures and/or disruptions; and outcomes in litigation as well as other risks discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cogent undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement or any information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time. 

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