2014

FairPoint Communications Reports 2013 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Unlevered Free Cash Flow1 of $21.1 million for the quarter and $113.3 million for the full year
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $67.2 million for the quarter and $265.0 million for the full year
  • Capital expenditures of $37.2 million for the quarter and $128.3 million for the full year
  • Net income of $6.1 million for the quarter and net loss of $93.5 million for the full year2
  • Management provides financial guidance for fiscal year 2014

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP) ("FairPoint" or the "Company"), a leading communications provider, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.  As previously announced, the Company will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its results at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

"I am very pleased with our 2013 financial results," said Paul H. Sunu, Chief Executive Officer.  "Our fourth quarter revenue helps confirm our view that we are in a period of stabilization, and through disciplined operations and capital expenditures, Adjusted EBITDA and Unlevered Free Cash Flow are at the high end or above our annual guidance range for 2013.  As we look to 2014, we expect to continue our revenue transformation as we add growth oriented fiber and Ethernet based revenues, enhance our retention initiatives and build a strong pipeline of meaningfully relevant products and services for our customer base."

Operating Highlights

FairPoint gained traction with its revenue transformation strategy and achieved positive momentum in its growth-oriented services.  The Company experienced revenue growth in business, advanced data services such as Ethernet, high-capacity data transport and other IP-based services along with broadband services.

In 2013, data and Internet services revenue grew 13.0% versus a year ago as products like FairPoint's retail Ethernet service offerings continued to attract new customers.  Data and Internet services revenue increased sequentially in the fourth quarter, which is an increase for the fourth consecutive quarter.

Ethernet services contributed approximately $18.2 million of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $13.3 million a year ago, as retail and wholesale Ethernet circuits grew 60.1% year-over-year.  Growth in the Company's Ethernet products is expected to continue based on demand from customers like regional banks, healthcare networks and wireless carriers.

FairPoint has continued to invest in its broadband network to increase capacity, broaden its reach and offer more competitive services.  Broadband subscribers, pro forma for divestitures, grew 1.5% year-over-year. FairPoint added more than 4,700 broadband subscribers during the last 12 months, as penetration reached 37.5% of the Company's voice access lines at December 31, 2013.    Broadband subscribers decreased slightly quarter-over-quarter primarily due to the normal seasonality of the business and proactive efforts to improve the credit profile of subscribers.  This ongoing effort to improve subscriber credit quality is in line with the Company's initiative to improve the quality of revenue and is expected to increase productivity and reduce collection costs.

Voice access lines, pro forma for divestitures, declined 7.1% year-over-year as compared to 7.7% a year ago.  The slower decline was driven by a reduction in the rate of loss in business voice and wholesale access lines.

As of December 31, 2013, FairPoint had 3,171 employees, a decrease of 5.9% versus a year ago, largely due to the completion of a previously announced workforce reduction.

Financial Highlights

Fourth Quarter 2013 as compared to Third Quarter 2013

Revenue decreased $2.6 million during the fourth quarter of 2013 to $233.4 million.  The decrease in revenue is due to the continued decline in voice services resulting from fewer lines in service, lower long distance usage and seasonality in local access revenue in addition to an unfavorable variance in service quality penalties. This was partially offset by revenue assurance activities. 

Adjusting for items that are added back in the computation of Adjusted EBITDA, operating expenses were $166.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $168.8 million in the third quarter of 2013.

Adjusted EBITDA was $67.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $67.5 million in the third quarter of 2013. The decrease is primarily due to decreased revenue partially offset by cost savings.

Capital expenditures were $37.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $33.8 million in the third quarter of 2013. 

Unlevered Free Cash Flow, which measures Adjusted EBITDA minus capital expenditures, pension contributions and cash payments for other post-employment benefits ("OPEB"), was $21.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $24.4 million in the third quarter of 2013.  Unlevered Free Cash Flow was lower in the fourth quarter of 2013 due to higher capital expenditures.  

Net income was $6.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to a net loss of $9.0 million in the third quarter of 2013.  The change was due primarily to an increase in income tax benefit of $14.9 million, primarily due to a change in the valuation allowance. 

Cash was $42.7 million as of December 31, 2013, as compared to $24.7 million as of September 30, 2013.  The increase is primarily due to positive operating cash flow partially offset by increased capital expenditures in the quarter.  There were no scheduled interest payments towards the Company's senior notes in the fourth quarter as the semi-annual bond interest payments of $13.2 million are made in February and August.  Total gross debt outstanding was $935.2 million as of December 31, 2013, after taking into consideration the regularly scheduled principal payment of $1.6 million on the term loan made during the fourth quarter of 2013, as compared to $936.8 million as of September 30, 2013.  The Company's $75.0 million revolving credit facility is undrawn, with $59.1 million available for borrowing after applying $15.9 million of outstanding letters of credit.

Fourth Quarter 2013 as compared to Fourth Quarter 2012

Revenue was $233.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $239.7 million a year earlier.  Adjusting for the impact of the sale of the Idaho-based operations on January 31, 2013, revenue declined $4.3 million versus a year earlier.  The change was due primarily to a decline in voice services and access revenues, which was partially offset by growth in data and Internet services revenue.  The loss of voice access lines versus a year ago combined with lower long distance usage led to a decrease in voice services revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.  The decline in access revenues was due to decreased special access revenue driven by the exit from one National Exchange Carrier Association ("NECA") pool discussed in the second and third quarters of 2013, partially offset by an increase in wholesale Ethernet revenue. 

Adjusting for items that are added back in the computation of Adjusted EBITDA, operating expenses were $166.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $177.8 million a year earlier.  The decrease was primarily the result of lower direct cost of services, employee costs and bad debt expenses.

Adjusted EBITDA was $67.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $62.6 million a year earlier.  The increase is due to operating cost savings offset by lower revenue.

Capital expenditures were $37.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $49.1 million a year earlier.  The decrease year-over-year was due primarily to regulatory build-out requirements in fiscal year 2012.

Unlevered Free Cash Flow of $21.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased compared to the $12.4 million a year earlier.  The increase was due primarily to lower capital expenditures and higher Adjusted EBITDA offset by pension contributions in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Net income was $6.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to a net loss of $32.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.  The change was due primarily to a higher income tax benefit, primarily due to a change in the valuation allowance, offset by a combination of lower revenue and increased interest expense.

2014 Guidance

During this period of revenue stabilization, the Company expects to generate $930 million to $940 million in revenue, yielding $100 million to $110 million of Unlevered Free Cash Flow.  Unlevered Free Cash Flow refers to Adjusted EBITDA minus capital expenditures, pension contributions and cash payments for OPEB. In addition, for fiscal 2014, Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be $260 million to $270 million and capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $125 million.  Aggregate cash pension contributions and cash OPEB payments are expected to be approximately $35 million.

Annual Report

The information in this press release should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and footnotes contained in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which will be filed with the SEC no later than March 17, 2014. The Company's results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 are subject to the completion of such annual report.

Conference Call Information

As previously announced, FairPoint will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2013 results at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Participants should call (866) 510-0712 (US/Canada) or (617) 597-5380 (international) at 8:20 a.m. (ET) and enter the passcode 31584058 when prompted. The title of the call is the Q4 2013 FairPoint Communications, Inc. Earnings Conference Call.

A telephonic replay will be available for anyone unable to participate in the live call. To access the replay, call (888) 286-8010 (US/Canada) or (617) 801-6888 (international) and enter the passcode 69861370 when prompted.  The recording will be available from Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. (ET) through Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

A live broadcast of the earnings conference call will be available online at www.fairpoint.com/investors. An online replay will be available shortly thereafter.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures, including but not limited to Adjusted EBITDA and Unlevered Free Cash Flow, and the adjustments to the most directly comparable GAAP measures used to determine the non-GAAP measures. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides a useful measure of operational and financial performance and removes variability related to pension and OPEB expenses and that Unlevered Free Cash Flow may be useful to investors in assessing the Company's ability to generate cash and meet its debt service requirements.  The Company believes that the non-GAAP measures, which also exclude the effect of special items, may be useful to investors in understanding period-to-period operating performance and in identifying historical and prospective trends that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on GAAP financial measures.  In addition, the non-GAAP measures are useful for investors because it enables them to view performance in a manner similar to the method used by the Company's management. The maintenance covenants contained in the Company's credit facility are based on Consolidated EBITDA, which is consistent with the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA included in the attachments to this press release.

However, the non-GAAP financial measures, as used herein, are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Furthermore, Adjusted EBITDA and Unlevered Free Cash Flow have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation from, or as an alternative to, net income or loss, operating income, cash flow or other combined income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA, Unlevered Free Cash Flow and related ratios should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to invest in business growth or reduce indebtedness. The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP  results and using Adjusted EBITDA and Unlevered Free Cash Flow only supplementally.  A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Unlevered Free Cash Flow to net loss or income is contained in the attachments to this press release.

About FairPoint Communications, Inc.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP) is a leading communications provider of broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other high-capacity data services to customers in communities across 17 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers high-quality data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers Internet services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art fiber network provides carrier Ethernet connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

Some statements herein or discussed on our earnings conference call are known as "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained herein that are not historical facts. When used herein, the words "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results, events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other factors. You should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based on the information currently available to us and speak only as of the date hereof. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  However, your attention is directed to any further disclosures made on related subjects in the Company's subsequent reports filed with the SEC.

Certain information contained herein or discussed on our earnings conference call may constitute guidance as to projected financial results and the Company's future performance that represent management's estimates as of the date hereof. This guidance, which consists of forward-looking statements, is prepared by the Company's management and is qualified by, and subject to, certain assumptions. Guidance is not prepared with a view toward compliance with published guidelines of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and neither the Company's independent registered public accounting firm nor any other independent expert or outside party compiles or examines the guidance and, accordingly, no such person expresses any opinion or any other form of assurance with respect thereto. Guidance is based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while presented with numerical specificity, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control and are based upon specific assumptions with respect to future business decisions, some of which will change. Management generally states possible outcomes as high and low ranges which are intended to provide a sensitivity analysis as variables are changed but are not intended to represent actual results, which could fall outside of the suggested ranges. The principal reason that the Company releases this data is to provide a basis for management to discuss the Company's business outlook with analysts and investors. The Company does not accept any responsibility for any projections or reports published by any such outside analysts or investors. Guidance is necessarily speculative in nature and it can be expected that some or all of the assumptions of the guidance furnished by us will not materialize or will vary significantly from actual results. Accordingly, the Company's guidance is only an estimate of what management believes is realizable as of the date hereof. Actual results will vary from the guidance and the variations may be material. Investors should also recognize that the reliability of any forecasted financial data diminishes the farther in the future that the data is forecast. In light of the foregoing, investors are urged to put the guidance in context and not to place undue reliance on it.

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1 Unlevered Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. Additional information regarding the calculation of Unlevered Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation to net income (loss) are contained in the attachments to this press release.

2 Net income (loss) reflects a decrease in depreciation and amortization primarily due to a benefit from an update to the estimated lives of certain asset categories, which occurred in the third quarter of 2013.

 


FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Supplemental Financial Information

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except operating and financial metrics)













4Q13

3Q13

2Q13

1Q13

4Q12


2013

2012

Summary Income Statement:










Revenue:










Voice services


$

98,510


$

101,272


$

101,660


$

103,717


$

108,487



$

405,159


$

446,126


Access


80,763


80,182


79,235


81,632


82,476



321,812


336,000


Data and Internet services


41,645


41,550


40,054


38,174


36,668



161,423


142,911


Other services


12,478


12,985


13,551


11,946


12,039



50,960


48,612


Total revenue


233,396


235,989


234,500


235,469


239,670



939,354


973,649


Operating expenses:










Operating expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization and reorganization


185,964


187,166


192,246


205,497


194,692



770,873


782,684


Depreciation and amortization


53,605


52,877


84,523


91,433


99,845



282,438


376,614


Reorganization (income) expense (post-emergence)


19


(229)


(398)


(163)


377



(771)


(3,666)


Total operating expenses


239,588


239,814


276,371


296,767


294,914



1,052,540


1,155,632


Loss from operations


(6,192)


(3,825)


(41,871)


(61,298)


(55,244)



(113,186)


(181,983)


Other income (expense):










Interest expense


(20,272)


(20,304)


(20,097)


(18,002)


(16,608)



(78,675)


(67,610)


Loss on debt refinancing





(6,787)




(6,787)



Other income (expense), net


3,477


951


10


425


14



4,863


739


Total other expense


(16,795)


(19,353)


(20,087)


(24,364)


(16,594)



(80,599)


(66,871)


Loss from continuing operations before income taxes


(22,987)


(23,178)


(61,958)


(85,662)


(71,838)



(193,785)


(248,854)


Income tax benefit


29,090


14,218


18,850


28,133


39,658



90,291


95,560


Net income (loss) from continuing operations


6,103


(8,960)


(43,108)


(57,529)


(32,180)



(103,494)


(153,294)


Gain on sale of discontinued operations





10,044




10,044



Net income (loss)


$

6,103


$

(8,960)


$

(43,108)


$

(47,485)


$

(32,180)



$

(93,450)


$

(153,294)












Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Unlevered Free Cash Flow to Net Income (Loss):










Net income (loss)


$

6,103


$

(8,960)


$

(43,108)


$

(47,485)


$

(32,180)



$

(93,450)


$

(153,294)


Income tax benefit


(29,090)


(14,218)


(18,850)


(28,133)


(39,658)



(90,291)


(95,560)


Interest expense


20,272


20,304


20,097


18,002


16,608



78,675


67,610


Depreciation and amortization


53,605


52,877


84,523


91,433


99,845



282,438


376,614


Pension expense (1a)


7,000


6,357


6,980


5,884


4,005



26,221


17,809


OPEB expense (1a)


12,173


11,973


15,247


15,076


11,899



54,469


50,875


Compensated absences (1b)


(3,276)


(4,367)


(3,048)


11,122


(3,925)



431


329


Severance


485


3,537


3,430


698


938



8,150


6,380


Restructuring costs (1c)


19


70


101


17


258



207


1,335


Storm expenses (1d)


2,598





3,000



2,598


3,000


Other non-cash items, net (1e)


299


426


351


826


2,068



1,902


3,518


Gain on sale of assets


36


(956)


207


(10,044)




(10,757)



Early debt payment expenses





6,787




6,787



All other allowed adjustments, net (1f)


(3,009)


466


507


(314)


(288)



(2,350)


(675)


Adjusted EBITDA


$

67,215


$

67,509


$

66,437


$

63,869


$

62,570



$

265,030


$

277,941


Adjusted EBITDA margin


28.8

%

28.6

%

28.3

%

27.1

%

26.1

%


28.2

%

28.5

%

Pension contributions


$

(7,925)


$

(8,519)


$

(3,527)


$


$



$

(19,971)


$

(17,850)


OPEB payments


(938)


(786)


(726)


(1,020)


(1,125)



(3,470)


(3,183)


Capital expenditures


(37,207)


(33,768)


(27,413)


(29,910)


(49,070)



(128,298)


(145,066)


Unlevered Free Cash Flow


$

21,145


$

24,436


$

34,771


$

32,939


$

12,375



$

113,291


$

111,842






























































Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Revenue:










Total revenue


$

233,396


$

235,989


$

234,500


$

235,469


$

239,670



$

939,354


$

973,649


Storm expenses (1d)






812




812


Adjusted total revenue


$

233,396


$

235,989


$

234,500


$

235,469


$

240,482



$

939,354


$

974,461


Operating expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization and reorganization


$

185,964


$

187,166


$

192,246


$

205,497


$

194,692



$

770,873


$

782,684


Pension expense (1a)


(7,000)


(6,357)


(6,980)


(5,884)


(4,005)



(26,221)


(17,809)


OPEB expense (1a)


(12,173)


(11,973)


(15,247)


(15,076)


(11,899)



(54,469)


(50,875)


Compensated Absences (1b)


3,276


4,367


3,048


(11,122)


3,925



(431)


(329)


Severance


(485)


(3,537)


(3,430)


(698)


(938)



(8,150)


(6,380)


Storm expenses (1d)


(2,598)





(2,188)



(2,598)


(2,188)


Other non-cash items, net (1e)


(445)


(394)


(493)


(937)


(1,793)



(2,269)


(3,636)


All other allowed adjustments, net (1f)


(358)


(493)


(581)





(1,432)



Adjusted operating expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization and reorganization


$

166,181


$

168,779


$

168,563


$

171,780


$

177,794



$

675,303


$

701,467


Adjusted operating expenses margin


71.2

%

71.5

%

71.9

%

73.0

%

74.2

%


71.9

%

72.0

%

Adjusted income from continuing operations, excluding depreciation, amortization and reorganization


$

67,215


$

67,210


$

65,937


$

63,689


$

62,688



$

264,051


$

272,994


Adjusted income from continuing operations margin


28.8

%

28.5

%

28.1

%

27.0

%

26.2

%


28.1

%

28.0

%

Reversal of certain bankruptcy claims



299


500


180


(118)



979


4,947


Adjusted EBITDA


$

67,215


$

67,509


$

66,437


$

63,869


$

62,570



$

265,030


$

277,941


Adjusted EBITDA margin


28.8

%

28.6

%

28.3

%

27.1

%

26.1

%


28.2

%

28.5

%











Select Operating and Financial Metrics:










Residential access lines (2)


527,890


542,238


556,584


568,594


584,211



527,890


584,211


Business access lines (2)


290,536


292,937


294,183


294,353


295,134



290,536


295,134


Wholesale access lines (3)


59,859


60,315


61,911


63,068


65,641



59,859


65,641


Total switched access lines (2)


878,285


895,490


912,678


926,015


944,986



878,285


944,986


% change y-o-y


(7.1)%


(7.3)%


(7.5)%


(7.8)%


(7.7)%



(7.1)%


(7.7)%


% change q-o-q


(1.9)%


(1.9)%


(1.4)%


(2.0)%


(2.2)%



N/A


N/A












Broadband subscribers (2) (4)


329,766


330,698


332,620


330,082


324,977



329,766


324,977


% change y-o-y


1.5

%

3.0

%

4.2

%

4.1

%

3.9

%


1.5

%

3.9

%

% change q-o-q


(0.3)%


(0.6)%


0.8

%

1.6

%

1.2

%


N/A


N/A


penetration of access lines


37.5

%

36.9

%

36.4

%

35.6

%

34.4

%


37.5

%

34.4

%











Access line equivalents (2)


1,208,051


1,226,188


1,245,298


1,256,097


1,269,963



1,208,051


1,269,963


% change y-o-y


(4.9)%


(4.7)%


(4.6)%


(4.9)%


(5.0)%



(4.9)%


(5.0)%


% change q-o-q


(1.5)%


(1.5)%


(0.9)%


(1.1)%


(1.3)%



N/A


N/A












Retail Ethernet


4,651


4,241


3,857


3,532


3,192



4,651


3,192


Wholesale Ethernet


4,866


4,257


3,374


2,933


2,753



4,866


2,753


Ethernet Circuits


9,517


8,498


7,231


6,465


5,945



9,517


5,945


% change y-o-y


60.1

%

57.8

%

49.2

%

44.9

%

N/A



60.1

%

N/A


% change q-o-q


12.0

%

17.5

%

11.8

%

8.7

%

10.4

%


N/A


N/A












Employee Headcount


3,171


3,182


3,255


3,321


3,369



3,171


3,369


% change y-o-y


(5.9)%


(6.4)%


(4.5)%


(3.9)%


(4.9)%



(5.9)%


(4.9)%


(1) For purposes of calculating Adjusted EBITDA (in accordance with the definition of Consolidated EBITDA in the Company's credit agreement), the Company adjusts net (loss) income for interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, in addition to:

a) the add-back of aggregate pension and other post-employment benefits (OPEB) expense,

b) the add-back (or subtraction) of the adjustment to the compensated absences accrual to eliminate the impact of changes in the accrual,

c) the add-back of costs related to the reorganization, including professional fees for advisors and consultants,

d) the add-back of costs and expenses, including those imposed by regulatory authorities, with respect to casualty events, acts of God or force majeure to the extent they are not reimbursed from proceeds of insurance,

e) the add-back of other non-cash items, except to the extent they will require a cash payment in a future period, and

f) the add-back (or subtraction) of other items, including facility and office closures, labor negotiation expenses, non-cash gains/losses, non-operating dividend and interest income and other extraordinary gains/losses.

(2) Access and subscriber lines are presented pro forma for the divestiture of our Idaho-based operations and pay phone operations in our northern New England footprint.

(3) Wholesale access lines include Resale and UNE-P, but exclude UNE-L and special access circuits.

(4) Broadband subscribers include DSL, fiber-to-the-premise, cable modem and fixed wireless broadband, but exclude Ethernet and other high-capacity circuits.

 

FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

December 31, 2013 and 2012

(in thousands, except share data)






December 31, 2013


December 31, 2012





Assets:




Cash

$

42,700



$

23,203


Restricted cash

543



6,818


Accounts receivable, net

89,248



86,999


Prepaid expenses

26,552



20,128


Other current assets

3,876



4,219


Deferred income tax, net

18,250



16,376


Assets held for sale



12,549


Total current assets

181,169



170,292


Property, plant and equipment, net

1,301,292



1,438,309


Intangible assets, net

105,886



116,992


Debt issue costs, net

7,101



1,111


Restricted cash

651



651


Other assets

3,799



5,006


Total assets

$

1,599,898



$

1,732,361






Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit:




Current portion of long-term debt

$

6,400



$

10,000


Current portion of capital lease obligations

1,445



1,220


Accounts payable

37,876



40,654


Claims payable and estimated claims accrual

256



1,282


Accrued interest payable

9,977



176


Accrued payroll and related expenses

34,897



30,952


Other accrued liabilities

55,994



58,262


Liabilities held for sale



407


Total current liabilities

146,845



142,953


Capital lease obligations

447



1,470


Accrued pension obligations

153,534



203,537


Accrued post-retirement healthcare obligations

584,734



616,379


Deferred income taxes

85,948



127,361


Other long-term liabilities

25,864



11,474


Long-term debt, net of current portion

911,722



947,000


Total long-term liabilities

1,762,249



1,907,221


Total liabilities

1,909,094



2,050,174


Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' deficit:




Common stock, $0.01 par value, 37,500,000 shares authorized, 26,480,837 and 26,288,998 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively

264



262


Additional paid-in capital

512,008



506,153


Retained deficit

(661,689)



(568,239)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(159,779)



(255,989)


Total stockholders' deficit

(309,196)



(317,813)


Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit

$

1,599,898



$

1,732,361


 

FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

Years Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012

(in thousands, except per share data)




Year Ended

December 31,


2013


2012

Revenues

$

939,354



$

973,649


Operating expenses:




Cost of services and sales, excluding depreciation and amortization

439,217



450,441


Selling, general and administrative expense, excluding depreciation and amortization

331,656



332,243


Depreciation and amortization

282,438



376,614


Reorganization related income

(771)



(3,666)


Total operating expenses

1,052,540



1,155,632


Loss from operations

(113,186)



(181,983)


Interest expense

(78,675)



(67,610)


Loss on debt refinancing

(6,787)




Other

4,863



739


Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

(193,785)



(248,854)


Income tax benefit

90,291



95,560


Net loss from continuing operations

(103,494)



(153,294)


Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of taxes

10,044




Net loss

$

(93,450)



$

(153,294)






(Loss) earnings per share, basic:




Continuing operations

$

(3.95)



$

(5.90)


Discontinued operations

0.38




Loss per share, basic

$

(3.57)



$

(5.90)






(Loss) earnings per share, diluted:




Continuing operations

$

(3.95)



$

(5.90)


Discontinued operations

0.38




Loss per share, diluted

$

(3.57)



$

(5.90)


 

FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Years Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012

(in thousands)




Year Ended December 31,


2013


2012

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net (loss) income

$

(93,450)



$

(153,294)


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




Deferred income taxes

(94,369)



(96,778)


Provision for uncollectible revenue

9,806



7,506


Depreciation and amortization

282,438



376,614


Post-retirement healthcare

51,035



47,692


Qualified pension

6,250



(42)


Gain on sale of business, net

(10,044)




Loss on debt refinancing

6,787




Stock-based compensation

5,807



4,055


Loss on abandoned projects

201



2,862


Other non-cash items

(906)



(3,189)


Changes in assets and liabilities arising from operations:




Accounts receivable

(12,127)



9,587


Prepaid and other assets

(7,044)



(3,301)


Restricted cash

5,698



(6,164)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(2,070)



3,364


Accrued interest payable

9,801



(332)


Other assets and liabilities, net

13,721



(4,198)


Reorganization adjustments:




Non-cash reorganization income

(980)



(5,002)


Claims payable and estimated claims accrual

(46)



(8,824)


Restricted cash—Cash Claims Reserve

577



22,219


Total adjustments

264,535



346,069


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

171,085



192,775


Cash flows from investing activities:




Net capital additions

(128,298)



(145,066)


Proceeds from sale of business

30,452




Distributions from investments and proceeds from the sale of property

1,895



759


Net cash used in investing activities

(95,951)



(144,307)


Cash flows from financing activities:




Financing costs

(13,217)




Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

920,590




Repayments of long-term debt

(961,800)



(43,000)


Restricted cash



1,573


Proceeds from exercise of stock options

55



64


Repayment of capital lease obligations

(1,265)



(1,252)


Net cash used in financing activities

(55,637)



(42,615)


Net change

19,497



5,853


Cash, beginning of period

23,203



17,350


Cash, end of period

$

42,700



$

23,203


 

SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.



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