Sprint Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

  • Sprint platform wireless service revenue increased 8 percent year-over-year to highest-ever of $7.2 billion. Best-ever Sprint platform postpaid ARPU of $64.20 and 11th consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth
  • Operating Loss of $874 million, includes accelerated depreciation of approximately $430 million and noncash charges of $623 million related to the successful Nextel platform shutdown; Adjusted OIBDA* of $1.4 billion in spite of highest estimated Network Vision net dilution of any quarter
  • Nextel network shut down as scheduled on June 30; more than 4 million Nextel subscribers recaptured to the Sprint platform since Network Vision commenced in early 2011, 44 percent postpaid recapture rate
  • Strong progress on Network Vision deployment with more than 20,000 sites currently on air -- up 50 percent from last quarter
  • All three transactions now closed
    • SoftBank transaction brought an attractive cash premium to Sprint Nextel stockholders, $5 billion of cash contributions and improved operating scale
    • Clearwire transaction expected to fully utilize and integrate complementary 2.5GHz spectrum assets
    • U.S. Cellular transaction adds spectrum that should significantly increase Sprint’s network capacity and improve the customer experience in two key markets

The company’s second quarter 2013 earnings conference call will be held at 8 a.m. ET today. Participants may dial 800-938-1120 in the U.S. or Canada (706-634-7849 internationally) and provide the following ID: 13175400 or may listen via the Internet at www.sprint.com/investors.

Additional information about results can be found in the “Quarterly Investor Update” posted on our Investor Relations website at www.sprint.com/investors.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--()--Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) today reported Sprint Nextel’s second quarter 2013 results including record quarterly Sprint platform wireless service revenue of $7.2 billion and continued growth in Sprint platform postpaid subscribers. For the quarter, operating loss was $874 million and Adjusted OIBDA* was $1.4 billion as Sprint continued to make significant investments in the business.

“This is a historic time for Sprint. We recently shut down the Nextel platform and completed the Clearwire, SoftBank and U.S. Cellular transactions. In the second quarter, we achieved record levels in Sprint platform postpaid subscribers, service revenue and postpaid ARPU, and increased our 4G LTE footprint,” said Dan Hesse, Sprint CEO. “Sprint pioneered unlimited voice, text and data in 2008, and we recently introduced the first lifetime guarantee, solidifying our commitment to the simplicity and peace of mind that unlimited brings.”

Sprint Platform Again Achieves Record Revenue, ARPU and Subscribers

Sprint platform service revenue, postpaid ARPU and postpaid subscribers all reached best-ever levels in the second quarter. The Sprint platform had postpaid net additions for the 13th consecutive quarter and a postpaid Nextel recapture rate of 34 percent. Sprint platform postpaid ARPU grew year-over-year for the 11th consecutive quarter.

As expected, the Sprint platform lost prepaid customers as a result of planned deactivations related to regulatory changes impacting the lower-ARPU Assurance brand. This was partially offset by strong Assurance gross additions and continued growth in both Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile subscribers. Virgin Mobile gross additions improved 70 percent year-over-year.

Adjusted OIBDA* Relatively Flat Year-Over-Year Despite Higher Network Vision Dilution

Adjusted OIBDA* of $1.4 billion decreased by 2 percent year-over-year primarily due to lower Nextel platform revenue, higher Network Vision dilution and slightly higher SG&A expenses offset by growth in Sprint platform service revenue.

EPS and Operating Loss Include Accelerated Depreciation, Nextel Shutdown Costs

Operating loss of $874 million, net loss of $1.6 billion and diluted net loss of $.53 per share for the quarter included, pre-tax, accelerated depreciation of approximately $430 million and noncash charges of $623 million related to the Nextel platform shutdown. For the second quarter of 2012, operating loss was $629 million, net loss was $1.4 billion and diluted net loss was $.46 per share including, pre-tax, accelerated depreciation of $782 million and noncash charges of $184 million related to the thinning of the Nextel platform. Net loss and diluted net loss in the year-ago period also included a pre-tax impairment of $204 million related to Sprint’s investment in Clearwire.

Network Vision Momentum Continues with Nextel Platform Shutdown, More Than 20,000 Sites On Air

Sprint made strong progress on the Network Vision deployment in the quarter including the shutdown of the Nextel platform on June 30, which enables significant future improvement to Sprint’s cost structure. Over 4 million Nextel subscribers were recaptured to the Sprint platform since Network Vision commenced in early 2011.

To date more than 20,000 Network Vision sites are on air compared to more than 13,500 reported with first quarter results. The number of sites that are either ready for construction, already underway or completed has grown to more than 30,000.

As part of Network Vision, Sprint has launched 4G LTE in 151 cities, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami and Boston. Sprint expects to provide 200 million people with LTE by the end of 2013.

Iconic Smartphones Paired With Unlimited Data Remain Key Differentiator

Eighty-six percent of quarterly Sprint platform postpaid handset sales were smartphones, including approximately 1.4 million iPhones® sold during the quarter. Forty-one percent of iPhone sales were to new customers.

In addition, Sprint launched other popular smartphones including Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and HTC One® during the quarter and earlier this month introduced HTC® 8XT, Sprint’s first Windows 8 smartphone. Also this month, Sprint launched the first three tri-band 4G LTE data devices, which are expected to bring customers improved network performance and stronger in-building coverage by providing access to Sprint’s 4G LTE network at 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz where available.

In July, Sprint strengthened its unique pairing of an unbeatable device portfolio with simplicity and value by launching The Sprint Unlimited GuaranteeSM that offers customers unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network, for the life of the line of service. The guarantee is for new and existing customers who sign up for Sprint’s new Unlimited, My WaySM plan or My All-inSM plans featuring unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network for as little as $80 per month for the first line, with greater savings for additional lines. The guarantee will apply to customers as long as they remain on the plan, meet the terms and conditions of the plan and pay their bill in full and on time.

Third Parties Recognize Sprint’s Leadership

According to results from the 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released in May, Sprint is the most improved U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries studied, during the last five years. The ACSI survey also ranked Sprint No. 1 in delivering the best value among national wireless carriers. Among the study’s customer experience benchmarks, Sprint also ranked highest in bill rating and data plan choice.

Sprint VelocitySM, an end-to-end mobile integration solution developed specifically for auto manufacturers, received two prestigious awards from Pipeline magazine’s 2013 COMET Innovations Awards program. Sprint was the service provider winner for Innovation in Connectivity and was runner-up in the Innovative Collaborations category. In addition, Sprint Velocity won the Telematics Update Industry Newcomer Award.

The Environmental Investment Organisation named Sprint the highest ranking of all companies in the U.S. and No. 13 globally in its 2013 Environmental Tracking Carbon Rankings. Sprint was named a leader for North America and the continent’s highest ranked telecommunications company.

Forecast

On a stand-alone basis, Sprint would be increasing its 2013 Adjusted OIBDA* forecast to between $5.5 billion and $5.7 billion. The company’s previous forecast was for Adjusted OIBDA* to be at the high end of between $5.2 billion and $5.5 billion and did not include the dilutive effects of the SoftBank and Clearwire transactions, which are estimated to be approximately $400 million, subject to finalization of fair values. Including the impacts of these transactions, the company now expects 2013 Adjusted OIBDA* to be between $5.1 billion and $5.3 billion.

The company expects 2013 capital expenditures of approximately $8 billion.

         
Wireless Operating Statistics (Unaudited)
Quarter To Date Year To Date
6/30/13   3/31/13   6/30/12 6/30/13   6/30/12
Net Additions (Losses) (in thousands)
Sprint platform:
Postpaid (2) 194 12 442 206 705
Prepaid (3) (486 ) 568 451 82 1,321
Wholesale and affiliate   (228 )   (224 )   388   (452 )   1,173  
Total Sprint platform (520 ) 356 1,281 (164 ) 3,199
Nextel platform:
Postpaid (2) (1,060 ) (572 ) (688 ) (1,632 ) (1,143 )
Prepaid (3)   (255 )   (199 )   (310 ) (454 )   (691 )
Total Nextel platform (1,315 ) (771 ) (998 ) (2,086 ) (1,834 )
Transactions: (a)
Postpaid (2) (179 ) - - (179 ) -
Prepaid (3)   (20 )   -     -   (20 )   -  
Total transactions (199 ) - - (199 ) -
 
Total retail postpaid net losses (1,045 ) (560 ) (246 ) (1,605 ) (438 )
Total retail prepaid net (losses) additions (761 ) 369 141 (392 ) 630
Total wholesale and affiliate net (losses) additions   (228 )   (224 )   388   (452 )   1,173  
Total Wireless Net (Losses) Additions   (2,034 )   (415 )   283   (2,449 )   1,365  
 
End of Period Subscribers (in thousands)
Sprint platform:
Postpaid (2) 30,451 30,257 29,434 30,451 29,434
Prepaid (3) 15,215 15,701 14,149 15,215 14,149
Wholesale and affiliate   7,710     7,938     8,391   7,710     8,391  
Total Sprint platform 53,376 53,896 51,974 53,376 51,974
Nextel platform:
Postpaid (2) - 1,060 3,142 - 3,142
Prepaid (3)   -     255     1,270   -     1,270  
Total Nextel platform - 1,315 4,412 - 4,412
Transactions: (a)
Postpaid (2) 173 - - 173 -
Prepaid (3)   39     -     -   39     -  
Total transactions 212 - - 212 -
 
Total retail postpaid end of period subscribers 30,624 31,317 32,576 30,624 32,576
Total retail prepaid end of period subscribers 15,254 15,956 15,419 15,254 15,419
Total wholesale and affiliate end of period subscribers   7,710     7,938     8,391   7,710     8,391  
Total End of Period Subscribers   53,588     55,211     56,386   53,588     56,386  
 
Supplemental Data - Connected Devices
End of Period Subscribers (in thousands)
Retail postpaid 798 824 809 798 809
Wholesale and affiliate   3,057     2,803     2,361   3,057     2,361  
Total   3,855     3,627     3,170   3,855     3,170  
 
(a) We acquired approximately 352,000 postpaid subscribers and 59,000 prepaid subscribers through the acquisition of assets from U.S. Cellular when the transaction closed on May 17, 2013.
 
Wireless Operating Statistics (Unaudited) (continued)
   
Quarter To Date Year To Date
6/30/13   3/31/13   6/30/12 6/30/13   6/30/12
Churn      
Sprint platform:
Postpaid 1.83 % 1.84 % 1.69 % 1.83 % 1.85 %
Prepaid 5.22 % 3.05 % 3.16 % 4.15 % 3.04 %
Nextel platform:
Postpaid 33.90 % 7.57 % 2.56 % 16.40 % 2.31 %
Prepaid 32.13 % 12.46 % 7.18 % 18.58 % 8.04 %
Transactions: (a)
Postpaid 26.64 % - - 26.64 % -
Prepaid 16.72 % - - 16.72 % -
 
Total retail postpaid churn 2.63 % 2.09 % 1.79 % 2.36 % 1.90 %
Total retail prepaid churn 5.51 % 3.26 % 3.53 % 4.39 % 3.57 %
 
ARPU (b)
Sprint platform:
Postpaid $ 64.20 $ 63.67 $ 63.38 $ 63.94 $ 62.96
Prepaid $ 26.96 $ 25.95 $ 25.49 $ 26.46 $ 25.57
Nextel platform:
Postpaid $ 36.66 $ 35.43 $ 40.25 $ 35.84 $ 40.62
Prepaid $ 34.48 $ 31.75 $ 37.20 $ 32.60 $ 36.37
Transactions: (a)
Postpaid $ 59.87 $ - $ - $ 59.87 $ -
Prepaid $ 19.17 $ - $ - $ 19.17 $ -
 
Total retail postpaid ARPU $ 63.59 $ 62.47 $ 60.88 $ 63.02 $ 60.38
Total retail prepaid ARPU $ 27.02 $ 26.08 $ 26.59 $ 26.55 $ 26.70
 
Nextel Platform Subscriber Recaptures
Subscribers (in thousands) (4):
Postpaid 364 264 431 628 659
Prepaid 101 67 143 168 280
Rate (5):
Postpaid 34 % 46 % 60 % 38 % 55 %
Prepaid 39 % 34 % 32 % 37 % 27 %
 
(a) We acquired approximately 352,000 postpaid subscribers and 59,000 prepaid subscribers through the acquisition of assets from U.S. Cellular when the transaction closed on May 17, 2013.
(b) ARPU is calculated by dividing service revenue by the sum of the average number of subscribers in the applicable service category. Changes in average monthly service revenue reflect subscribers for either the postpaid or prepaid service category who change rate plans, the level of voice and data usage, the amount of service credits which are offered to subscribers, plus the net effect of average monthly revenue generated by new subscribers and deactivating subscribers.
   
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(Millions, except per Share Data)      
Quarter To Date Year To Date
6/30/13   3/31/13   6/30/12 6/30/13   6/30/12
 
Net Operating Revenues   $ 8,877     $ 8,793     $ 8,843   $ 17,670     $ 17,577  
Net Operating Expenses
Cost of services 2,747 2,640 2,788 5,387 5,575
Cost of products 2,298 2,293 2,223 4,591 4,521
Selling, general and administrative 2,442 2,336 2,381 4,778 4,817
Depreciation and amortization 1,632 1,492 1,896 3,124 3,562
Other, net     632       3       184     635       (14 )
Total net operating expenses     9,751       8,764       9,472     18,515       18,461  
Operating (Loss) Income     (874 )     29       (629 )   (845 )     (884 )
Interest expense (428 ) (432 ) (321 ) (860 ) (619 )
Equity in losses of unconsolidated investments and other, net     (240 )     (202 )     (398 )   (442 )     (671 )
Loss before Income Taxes (1,542 ) (605 ) (1,348 ) (2,147 ) (2,174 )
Income tax expense     (55 )     (38 )     (26 )   (93 )     (63 )
Net Loss   $ (1,597 )   $ (643 )   $ (1,374 ) $ (2,240 )   $ (2,237 )
 
Basic and Diluted Net Loss Per Common Share   $ (0.53 )   $ (0.21 )   $ (0.46 ) $ (0.74 )   $ (0.75 )
Weighted Average Common Shares outstanding 3,022 3,013 3,000 3,017 3,000
Effective Tax Rate     -3.6 %     -6.3 %     -1.9 %   -4.3 %     -2.9 %
 
 
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION - NET LOSS TO ADJUSTED OIBDA* (Unaudited)
(Millions)
Quarter To Date Year To Date
6/30/13   3/31/13   6/30/12 6/30/13   6/30/12
 
Net Loss   $ (1,597 )   $ (643 )   $ (1,374 ) $ (2,240 )   $ (2,237 )
Income tax expense     55       38       26     93       63  
Loss before Income Taxes (1,542 ) (605 ) (1,348 ) (2,147 ) (2,174 )
Equity in losses of unconsolidated investments and other, net 240 202 398 442 671
Interest expense     428       432       321     860       619  
Operating (Loss) Income     (874 )     29       (629 )   (845 )     (884 )
Depreciation and amortization     1,632       1,492       1,896     3,124       3,562  
OIBDA*     758       1,521       1,267     2,279       2,678  
Severance and exit costs (6) 632 25 184 657 184
Gains from asset dispositions and exchanges (7) - - - - (29 )
Asset impairments and abandonments (8) - - - - 18
Spectrum hosting contract termination, net (9) - - - - (170 )
Access costs (10) - - - - (17 )
Litigation (11) - (22 ) - (22 ) -
Business combinations (12)     34       -       -     34       -  
Adjusted OIBDA*     1,424       1,524       1,451     2,948       2,664  
Capital expenditures (1)     1,897       1,812       1,158     3,709       1,958  
Adjusted OIBDA* less Capex   $ (473 )   $ (288 )   $ 293   $ (761 )   $ 706  
 
Adjusted OIBDA Margin* 17.7 % 19.1 % 17.9 % 18.4 % 16.6 %
 
 
Selected item:
Deferred tax asset valuation allowance $ 621 $ 265 $ 554 $ 886 $ 902
       
WIRELESS STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(Millions)  
Quarter To Date Year To Date
6/30/13   3/31/13   6/30/12 6/30/13   6/30/12
Net Operating Revenues
Service revenue
Sprint platform:
Postpaid (2) $ 5,835 $ 5,773 $ 5,540 $ 11,608 $ 10,948
Prepaid (3) 1,276 1,194 1,064 2,470 2,080
Wholesale, affiliate and other     131       133       124     264       227  
Total Sprint platform     7,242       7,100       6,728     14,342       13,255  
Nextel platform:
Postpaid (2) 74 143 425 217 925
Prepaid (3)     17       33       161     50       349  
Total Nextel platform     91       176       586     267       1,274  
Transactions:
Postpaid (2) 24 - - 24 -
Prepaid (3)     1       -       -     1       -  
Total transactions     25       -       -     25       -  
 
Equipment revenue     820       813       753     1,633       1,488  
Total net operating revenues     8,178       8,089       8,067     16,267       16,017  
 
Net Operating Expenses
Cost of services 2,292 2,171 2,279 4,463 4,568
Cost of products 2,298 2,293 2,223 4,591 4,521
Selling, general and administrative 2,294 2,230 2,266 4,524 4,577
Depreciation and amortization 1,526 1,393 1,796 2,919 3,360
Other, net     632       -       184     632       3  
Total net operating expenses     9,042       8,087       8,748     17,129       17,029  
Operating (Loss) Income   $ (864 )   $ 2     $ (681 ) $ (862 )   $ (1,012 )
 
Supplemental Revenue Data
Total retail service revenue $ 7,227 $ 7,143 $ 7,190 $ 14,370 $ 14,302
Total service revenue $ 7,358 $ 7,276 $ 7,314 $ 14,634 $ 14,529
 
 
 
WIRELESS NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(Millions)
Quarter To Date Year To Date
6/30/13   3/31/13   6/30/12 6/30/13   6/30/12
 
Operating (Loss) Income $ (864 ) $ 2 $ (681 ) $ (862 ) $ (1,012 )
Severance and exit costs (6) 632 22 184 654 184
Gains from asset dispositions and exchanges (7) - - - - (29 )
Asset impairments and abandonments (8) - - - - 18
Spectrum hosting contract termination, net (9) - - - - (170 )
Litigation (11) - (22 ) - (22 ) -
Depreciation and amortization     1,526       1,393       1,796     2,919       3,360  
Adjusted OIBDA*     1,294       1,395       1,299     2,689       2,351  
Capital expenditures (1)     1,728       1,706       1,012     3,434       1,722  
Adjusted OIBDA* less Capex   $ (434 )   $ (311 )   $ 287   $ (745 )   $ 629  
 
Adjusted OIBDA Margin* 17.6 % 19.2 % 17.8 % 18.4 % 16.2 %
       
WIRELINE STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(Millions)  
Quarter To Date Year To Date
6/30/13   3/31/13   6/30/12 6/30/13   6/30/12
Net Operating Revenues
Voice $ 377 $ 352 $ 426 $ 729 $ 843
Data 87 94 99 181 207
Internet 432 434 449 866 902
Other     14       13       21     27       41  
Total net operating revenues     910       893       995     1,803       1,993  
 
Net Operating Expenses
Costs of services and products 669 661 730 1,330 1,446
Selling, general and administrative 112 104 116 216 237
Depreciation 105 98 104 203 204
Other, net     -       3       -     3       (17 )
Total net operating expenses     886       866       950     1,752       1,870  
Operating Income   $ 24     $ 27     $ 45   $ 51     $ 123  
 
 
WIRELINE NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(Millions)
Quarter To Date Year To Date
6/30/13   3/31/13   6/30/12 6/30/13   6/30/12
 
Operating Income $ 24 $ 27 $ 45 $ 51 $ 123
Severance and exit costs (6) - 3 - 3 -
Access costs (10) - - - - (17 )
Depreciation     105       98       104     203       204  
Adjusted OIBDA*     129       128       149     257       310  
Capital expenditures (1)     93       61       79     154       124  
Adjusted OIBDA* less Capex   $ 36     $ 67     $ 70   $ 103     $ 186  
 
Adjusted OIBDA Margin* 14.2 % 14.3 % 15.0 % 14.3 % 15.6 %
     
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW INFORMATION (Unaudited)
(Millions)    
Year to Date
6/30/13   6/30/12
Operating Activities
Net loss $ (2,240 ) $ (2,237 )
Depreciation and amortization 3,124 3,562
Provision for losses on accounts receivable 182 269
Share-based compensation expense 33 39
Deferred income taxes 76 84
Equity in losses of unconsolidated investments and other, net 442 671
Contribution to pension plan - (92 )
Spectrum hosting contract termination, net (9) - (170 )
Other working capital changes, net 288 (33 )
Other, net                 270       62  
Net cash provided by operating activities                 2,175       2,155  
 
Investing Activities
Capital expenditures (1) (2,952 ) (1,711 )
Expenditures relating to FCC licenses (123 ) (107 )
Change in short-term investments, net 1,009 (752 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (509 ) -
Investment in Clearwire (including debt securities) (240 ) (128 )
Other, net                 3       10  
Net cash used in investing activities                 (2,812 )     (2,688 )
 
Financing Activities
Proceeds from debt and financings 204 2,000
Debt financing costs (11 ) (57 )
Repayments of debt and capital lease obligations (362 ) (1,004 )
Other, net                 51       7  
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities                 (118 )     946  
 
Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents (755 ) 413
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, beginning of period                 6,351       5,447  
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, end of period $ 5,596 $ 5,860
 
 
RECONCILIATION TO CONSOLIDATED FREE CASH FLOW* (NON-GAAP) (Unaudited)
(Millions)
Quarter Ended   Year to Date
6/30/13   3/31/13   6/30/12   6/30/13   6/30/12
 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $ 1,235 $ 940 $ 1,177 $ 2,175 $ 2,155
 
Capital expenditures (1) (1,571 ) (1,381 ) (928 ) (2,952 ) (1,711 )
Expenditures relating to FCC licenses, net (68 ) (55 ) (51 ) (123 ) (107 )
Other investing activities, net     -       3       11       3       10  
Free Cash Flow*     (404 )     (493 )     209       (897 )     347  
 
Debt financing costs (1 ) (10 ) (21 ) (11 ) (57 )
(Decrease) increase in debt and other, net (303 ) 145 (1,002 ) (158 ) 996
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (509 ) - - (509 ) -
Investment in Clearwire (including debt securities) (160 ) (80 ) - (240 ) (128 )
Other financing activities, net     44       7       4       51       7  

Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Short-Term Investments

  $ (1,333 )   $ (431 )   $ (810 )   $ (1,764 )   $ 1,165  
       
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(Millions)
  6/30/13       12/31/12  
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,596 $ 6,351
Short-term investments 840 1,849
Accounts and notes receivable, net 3,413 3,658
Device and accessory inventory 899 1,200
Deferred tax assets - 1
Prepaid expenses and other current assets           651       700  
Total current assets 11,399 13,759
 
Investments and other assets 1,580 1,833
Property, plant and equipment, net 14,403 13,607
Goodwill 368 359
FCC licenses and other 21,370 20,677
Definite-lived intangible assets, net           1,241       1,335  
Total         $ 50,361     $ 51,570  
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 3,560 $ 3,487
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 5,588 5,008
Current portion of long-term debt, financing and capital lease obligations 305 379
Deferred tax liabilities           36       -  
Total current liabilities 9,489 8,874
 
Long-term debt, financing and capital lease obligations 23,903 23,962
Deferred tax liabilities 7,176 7,047
Other liabilities           4,813       4,600  
Total liabilities           45,381       44,483  
 
Shareholders' equity
Common shares 6,048 6,019
Paid-in capital 47,056 47,016
Accumulated deficit (47,056 ) (44,815 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss           (1,068 )     (1,133 )
Total shareholders' equity           4,980       7,087  
Total         $ 50,361     $ 51,570  
 
 
NET DEBT* (NON-GAAP) (Unaudited)
(Millions)
  6/30/13       12/31/12  
 
Total Debt $ 24,208 $ 24,341
Less: Cash and cash equivalents (5,596 ) (6,351 )
Less: Short-term investments           (840 )     (1,849 )
Net Debt*         $ 17,772     $ 16,141  
         
SCHEDULE OF DEBT (Unaudited)
(Millions)
6/30/13

ISSUER

COUPON   MATURITY   PRINCIPAL
Sprint Nextel Corporation
Export Development Canada Facility (Tranche 2) 4.196 % 12/15/2015 $ 500
6% Senior Notes due 2016 6.000 % 12/01/2016 2,000
9.125% Senior Notes due 2017 9.125 % 03/01/2017 1,000
8.375% Senior Notes due 2017 8.375 % 08/15/2017 1,300
9% Guaranteed Notes due 2018 9.000 % 11/15/2018 3,000
1% Convertible Bond due 2019 1.000 % 10/15/2019 3,100
7% Guaranteed Notes due 2020 7.000 % 03/01/2020 1,000
7% Senior Notes due 2020 7.000 % 08/15/2020 1,500
11.5% Senior Notes due 2021 11.500 % 11/15/2021 1,000
9.25% Debentures due 2022 9.250 % 04/15/2022 200
6% Senior Notes due 2022       6.000 %   11/15/2022     2,280  
Sprint Nextel Corporation                 16,880  
 
Sprint Capital Corporation
6.9% Senior Notes due 2019 6.900 % 05/01/2019 1,729
6.875% Senior Notes due 2028 6.875 % 11/15/2028 2,475
8.75% Senior Notes due 2032       8.750 %   03/15/2032     2,000  
Sprint Capital Corporation                 6,204  
 
iPCS Inc.
Second Lien Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2014       3.524 %   05/01/2014     181  
iPCS Inc.                 181  
 
EKN Secured Equipment Facility ($1 Billion) 2.030 % 03/30/2017 445
 
Tower financing obligation 9.500 % 01/15/2030 696
Capital lease obligations and other           2014 - 2022     67  
TOTAL PRINCIPAL                 24,473  
 
Net discount from beneficial conversion feature on convertible bond (229 )
Net discounts                 (36 )
TOTAL DEBT               $ 24,208  
 
Supplemental information:
 
The Company had $2.1 billion of borrowing capacity available under our unsecured revolving bank credit facility as of June 30, 2013. Our unsecured revolving bank credit facility expires in February 2018. The company was limited by a restriction of debt incurrence in one of our debt issuances. However, this restriction was substantially mitigated by, among other things, the close of the SoftBank Merger in July 2013.
 
In May 2012, certain of our subsidiaries entered into a $1.0 billion secured equipment credit facility to finance equipment-related purchases for Network Vision. The facility is equally divided into two consecutive tranches of $500 million, with the drawdown availability contingent upon Sprint's acquisition of equipment-related purchases from Ericsson, up to the maximum of each tranche, ending on May 31, 2013 and May 31, 2014, for the first and second tranche, respectively. Interest and principal are payable semi-annually with a final maturity of March 2017 for both tranches.
 
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION (Unaudited)
 
(1) Capital expenditures is an accrual based amount that includes the changes in unpaid capital expenditures and excludes capitalized interest. Cash paid for capital expenditures includes total capitalized interest of $13 million, $15 million and $28 million for the second and first quarter and year-to-date periods of 2013, respectively, and $102 million, $115 million, and $217 million for the second and first quarters and year-to-date periods of 2012, respectively, and can be found in the Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Information and the Reconciliation to Free Cash Flow*.
 
(2) Postpaid subscribers on the Sprint platform are defined as retail postpaid subscribers on the CDMA network, including subscribers with PowerSource devices, and those utilizing WiMax and LTE technology. Postpaid subscribers on the Nextel platform are defined as retail postpaid subscribers on the iDEN network through June 30, 2013. Postpaid subscribers from transactions are defined as retail postpaid subscribers acquired from U.S. Cellular in May 2013 who had not deactivated or been recaptured on the Sprint platform.
 
(3) Prepaid subscribers on the Sprint platform are defined as retail prepaid subscribers and session-based tablet users who utilize the CDMA network and WiMax and LTE technology via our multi-brand offerings. Prepaid subscribers on the Nextel platform are defined as retail prepaid subscribers who utilized iDEN technology through June 30, 2013. Prepaid subscribers from transactions are defined as retail prepaid subscribers acquired from U.S. Cellular in May 2013 who had not deactivated or been recaptured on the Sprint platform.
 
(4) Nextel Subscriber Recaptures are defined as the number of subscribers that deactivated service from the postpaid or prepaid Nextel platform, as applicable, during each period but remained with the Company as subscribers on the postpaid or prepaid Sprint platform, respectively. Subscribers that deactivate service from the Nextel platform and activate service on the Sprint platform are included in the Sprint platform net additions for the applicable period.
 
(5) The Postpaid and Prepaid Nextel Recapture Rates are defined as the portion of total subscribers that left the postpaid or prepaid Nextel platform, as applicable, during the period and were retained on the postpaid or prepaid Sprint platform, respectively.
 
(6) Severance and lease exit costs are primarily associated with workforce reductions and with exit costs associated with the Nextel platform.
 
(7) For the first quarter of 2012, gains from asset dispositions and exchanges are primarily due to spectrum exchange transactions.
 
(8) For the first quarter of 2012, asset impairment and abandonment activity includes $18 million related to a change in our backhaul architecture in connection to our Network Vision design from microwave to a more cost effective fiber backhaul.
 
(9) On March 16, 2012, we elected to terminate the arrangement with LightSquared LP and LightSquared, Inc. (LightSquared). As we have no future service obligations with respect to the arrangement with LightSquared, we recognized $236 million of the advanced payments as other operating income in the first quarter of 2012. As a result of the termination of the hosting agreement, we impaired capitalized costs specific to LightSquared's 1.6 GHz spectrum that the company no longer intends to deploy which totaled $66 million.
 
(10) Favorable developments during the first quarter of 2012 relating to disagreements with local exchange carriers resulted in a reduction in expected access costs of $17 million.
 
(11) For the first quarter of 2013, litigation activity is primarily a result of favorable developments in connection with a tax (non-income) related contingency.
 
(12) For the second quarter of 2013, included in selling, general and administrative expenses are fees paid to unrelated parties necessary for the proposed transactions with SoftBank and our acquisition of Clearwire.
 

*FINANCIAL MEASURES

Sprint provides financial measures determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) and adjusted GAAP (non-GAAP). The non-GAAP financial measures reflect industry conventions, or standard measures of liquidity, profitability or performance commonly used by the investment community for comparability purposes. These measurements should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. We have defined below each of the non-GAAP measures we use, but these measures may not be synonymous to similar measurement terms used by other companies.

Sprint provides reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures in its financial reporting. Because Sprint does not predict special items that might occur in the future, and our forecasts are developed at a level of detail different than that used to prepare GAAP-based financial measures, Sprint does not provide reconciliations to GAAP of its forward-looking financial measures.

The measures used in this release include the following:

OIBDA is operating income/(loss) before depreciation and amortization. Adjusted OIBDA is OIBDA excluding severance, exit costs, and other special items. Adjusted OIBDA Margin represents Adjusted OIBDA divided by non-equipment net operating revenues for Wireless and Adjusted OIBDA divided by net operating revenues for Wireline. We believe that Adjusted OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA Margin provide useful information to investors because they are an indicator of the strength and performance of our ongoing business operations, including our ability to fund discretionary spending such as capital expenditures, spectrum acquisitions and other investments and our ability to incur and service debt. While depreciation and amortization are considered operating costs under GAAP, these expenses primarily represent non-cash current period costs associated with the use of long-lived tangible and definite-lived intangible assets. Adjusted OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA Margin are calculations commonly used as a basis for investors, analysts and credit rating agencies to evaluate and compare the periodic and future operating performance and value of companies within the telecommunications industry.

Free Cash Flow is the cash provided by operating activities less the cash used in investing activities other than short-term investments and amounts included as investments in Clearwire during the period. We believe that Free Cash Flow provides useful information to investors, analysts and our management about the cash generated by our core operations after interest and dividends, if any, and our ability to fund scheduled debt maturities and other financing activities, including discretionary refinancing and retirement of debt and purchase or sale of investments.

Net Debt is consolidated debt, including current maturities, less cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and if any, restricted cash. We believe that Net Debt provides useful information to investors, analysts and credit rating agencies about the capacity of the company to reduce the debt load and improve its capital structure.

SAFE HARBOR

This release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the securities laws. The words “may,” “could,” “should,” “estimate,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “target,” “plan,” “providing guidance,” and similar expressions are intended to identify information that is not historical in nature. All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future — including statements relating to network performance, subscriber growth, and liquidity, and statements expressing general views about future operating results — are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are estimates and projections reflecting management’s judgment based on currently available information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. With respect to these forward-looking statements, management has made assumptions regarding, among other things, the ability to operationalize the anticipated benefits from the SoftBank, Clearwire and U.S. Cellular transactions, the development and deployment of new technologies; efficiencies and cost savings of multimode technologies; customer and network usage; customer growth and retention; service, coverage and quality; availability of devices; the timing of various events and the economic environment. Sprint believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date when made. Sprint undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our company's historical experience and our present expectations or projections. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and when filed, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. You should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors. Consequently, you should not consider any such list to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties.

About Sprint

Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

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Sprint Corporation today reported Sprint Nextel’s second quarter 2013 results

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Sprint Corporation
Media Contact:
Doug Duvall, 571-287-8153
douglas.duvall@sprint.com
or
Investor Contact:
Brad Hampton, 800-259-3755
investor.relations@sprint.com