Mediacom Communications Reports Combined Results for First Quarter 2017

MEDIACOM PARK, N.Y.--()--Mediacom Communications Corporation today released combined unaudited financial and operating highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Mediacom Combined Results for First Quarter 2017*

  • Revenues were $462.7 million, reflecting a 4.0% increase from the prior year period
  • OIBDA was $175.3 million, reflecting a 3.7% increase from the prior year period
  • Capital expenditures were $79.9 million, compared to $78.6 million in the prior year period
  • Free cash flow was $68.2 million, compared to $59.1 million in the prior year period
  • Ending primary service units (“PSUs”) of 2,506,000, a 3.9% increase from March 31, 2016
    • Includes 14,000 PSUs acquired by Mediacom LLC in January 2017
  • Ending customer relationships of 1,368,000, a 2.6% increase from March 31, 2016
    • Includes 9,000 customer relationships acquired by Mediacom LLC in January 2017
  • Total leverage ratio of 3.94x, compared to 4.36x at March 31, 2016
  • Interest coverage ratio of 6.46x, compared to 5.38x at March 31, 2016
  • Ending total debt of $2,760.0 million, a $190.0 million reduction from March 31, 2016

Reference to “Mediacom Combined” reflects the combined results of Mediacom Broadband LLC and Mediacom LLC, eliminating intercompany amounts. Mediacom LLC information is being voluntarily provided, as Mediacom LLC’s contractual obligation to file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) terminated in February 2017. Mediacom Combined information is being provided for convenience and informational purposes, and does not modify or supplement the previously released separate financial results of Mediacom Broadband LLC. Holders of Mediacom Broadband LLC debt should refer to its separate financial and operating results, which were previously released and furnished with the SEC on Form 8-K on May 3, 2017.

About Mediacom

Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the U.S. serving almost 1.4 million customers in smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Mediacom offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services to households and businesses, including video, high-speed data, phone, and home security and automation. Through Mediacom Business, the company provides innovative broadband solutions to commercial and public sector customers of all sizes, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcable.com.

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* See Table 7 for information about our use of non-GAAP measures and definitions of OIBDA and free cash flow, and Table 8 for footnotes.

 

TABLE 1*

Mediacom Communications Corporation

Selected Combined Financial and Operating Data

(Dollars in thousands, except per unit data)

(Unaudited)

 
      Three Months Ended
March 31,
   
2017     2016 YoY% Change
Video

$

199,927

$ 199,393 0.3 %
High-speed data 163,754 145,094 12.9 %
Phone 26,893 27,408 (1.9 %)
Business services 59,954 55,739 7.6 %
Advertising   12,193     17,153   (28.9 %)
Total revenues $ 462,721 $ 444,787 4.0 %
Service costs (199,729 ) (189,426 ) 5.4 %
SG&A expenses (78,187 ) (77,308 ) 1.1 %
Management fees   (9,500 )   (9,000 ) 5.6 %
OIBDA (a) $ 175,305 $ 169,053 3.7 %
Cash interest expense (a) (27,139 ) (31,415 ) (13.6 %)
Capital expenditures   (79,940 )   (78,563 ) 1.8 %
Free cash flow (a) $ 68,226   $ 59,075   15.5 %
 
OIBDA margin (b) 37.9 % 38.0 %
 
 
March 31, 2017 March 31, 2016 YoY% Change
Video customers 832,000 853,000 (2.5 %)
High-speed data (“HSD”) customers 1,179,000 1,114,000 5.8 %
Phone customers   495,000     444,000   11.5 %
Primary service units (“PSUs”) 2,506,000 2,411,000 3.9 %
 
Video customer declines (3,000 ) (2,000 )
HSD customer increases 17,000 29,000
Phone customer increases   15,000     11,000  
Quarterly PSU increases (c) 29,000 38,000
 
Customer relationships (d) 1,368,000 1,333,000 2.6 %
 
Average total monthly revenue per:
PSU (c)(e) $ 61.91 $ 61.98 (0.1 %)
Customer relationship (c)(f) $ 113.04 $ 111.90 1.0 %
 
 
March 31, 2017 March 31, 2016
Bank credit facility $ 2,260,000 $ 2,200,000
5½% senior notes due 2021 200,000 200,000
7¼% senior notes due 2022

250,000

 

6⅜% senior notes due 2023   300,000    

300,000

 
Total debt (g) $ 2,760,000 $ 2,950,000
 
Total leverage ratio (h)

3.94

x

4.36

x

Interest coverage ratio (i)

6.46

x

5.38

x

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* See Table 7 for information about our use of non-GAAP measures and definitions of OIBDA and free cash flow, and Table 8 for footnotes.

 

 

TABLE 3*

Mediacom Communications Corporation

Selected Combined Financial and Operating Data

(Dollars in thousands, except per unit data)

(Unaudited)

 
      Three Months Ended
March 31, 2017

Mediacom
Broadband

   

Mediacom
LLC

    Eliminations    

Mediacom
Combined

Video $

111,304

$ 88,623 $ 199,927
High-speed data 89,532 74,222 163,754
Phone 14,265 12,628 26,893
Business services 36,670 23,284 59,954
Advertising   9,737     2,456       12,193  
Total revenues $ 261,508 $ 201,213 $ 462,721
Service costs (109,062 ) (90,667 ) (199,729 )
SG&A expenses (47,517 ) (30,670 ) (78,187 )
Management fees   (5,650 )   (3,850 )     (9,500 )
OIBDA (a) $ 99,279 $ 76,026 $ 175,305
Investment income from affiliate

    4,500   (4,500 )  
Adjusted OIBDA (a) $ 99,279 $ 80,526 (4,500 ) $ 175,305
Cash interest expense (a) (16,737 ) (10,402 )

(27,139 )
Capital expenditures (46,037 ) (33,903 ) (79,940 )
Dividend to preferred members   (4,500 )   4,500    
Free cash flow (a) $ 32,005   $ 36,221     $ 68,226  
 
 

Mediacom
Broadband

Mediacom
LLC

Mediacom
Combined

Video customers 461,000 371,000 832,000
HSD customers 652,000 527,000 1,179,000
Phone customers   273,000     222,000     495,000  
Primary service units (“PSUs”) 1,386,000 1,120,000 2,506,000
 
Video customer declines (2,000 ) (1,000 ) (3,000 )
HSD customer increases 9,000 8,000 17,000
Phone customer increases   9,000     6,000     15,000  
Quarterly PSU increases (c) 16,000 13,000 29,000
 
Customer relationships (d) 757,000 611,000 1,368,000
 
Average total monthly revenue per:
PSU (c)(e) $ 63.26 $ 60.23 $ 61.91
Customer relationship (c)(f) $ 115.38 $ 110.13 $ 113.04
 
 

Mediacom
Broadband

Mediacom
LLC

Mediacom
Combined

Bank credit facility $ 1,091,000 $ 1,169,000 $ 2,260,000
5½% senior notes due 2021 200,000

200,000
6⅜% senior notes due 2023   300,000       300,000  
Total debt (g) $ 1,591,000 $ 1,169,000 $ 2,760,000
 
Total leverage ratio (h)

4.01

x

3.63

x

3.94

x

Interest coverage ratio (i)

5.93

x

7.74

x

6.46

x

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* See Table 7 for information about our use of non-GAAP measures and definitions of OIBDA and free cash flow, and Table 8 for footnotes.

 
 

TABLE 4*

Mediacom Communications Corporation

Selected Combined Financial and Operating Data

(Dollars in thousands, except per unit data)

(Unaudited)

 
      Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016

Mediacom
Broadband

   

Mediacom
LLC

    Eliminations    

Mediacom
Combined

Video $

112,702

$ 86,691 $ 199,393
High-speed data 80,037 65,057 145,094
Phone 14,562 12,846 27,408
Business services 34,034 21,705 55,739
Advertising   13,883     3,270       17,153  
Total revenues $ 255,218 $ 189,569 $ 444,787
Service costs (104,475 ) (84,951 ) (189,426 )
SG&A expenses (46,968 ) (30,340 ) (77,308 )
Management fees   (5,350 )   (3,650 )     (9,000 )
OIBDA (a) $ 98,425 $ 70,628 $

169,053

Investment income from affiliate     4,500   (4,500 )  
Adjusted OIBDA (a) $ 98,425 $ 75,128 (4,500 ) $ 169,053
Cash interest expense (a) (19,079 ) (12,336 ) (31,415 )
Capital expenditures (42,345 ) (36,218 ) (78,563 )
Dividend to preferred members   (4,500 )   4,500    
Free cash flow (a) $ 32,501   $ 26,574     $ 59,075  
 
 

Mediacom
Broadband

Mediacom
LLC

Mediacom
Combined

Video customers 479,000 374,000 853,000
HSD customers 621,000 493,000 1,114,000
Phone customers   245,000     199,000     444,000  
Primary service units (“PSUs”) 1,345,000 1,066,000 2,411,000
 
Video customer declines (1,000 ) (1,000 ) (2,000 )
HSD customer increases 16,000 13,000 29,000
Phone customer increases   6,000     5,000     11,000  
Quarterly PSU increases 21,000 17,000 38,000
 
Customer relationships (d) 740,000 593,000 1,333,000
 
Average total monthly revenue per:
PSU (e) $ 63.75 $ 59.75 $ 61.98
Customer relationship (f) $ 115.59 $ 107.28 $ 111.90
 
 

Mediacom
Broadband

Mediacom
LLC

Mediacom
Combined

Bank credit facility $ 1,280,000 $ 920,000 $ 2,200,000
5½% senior notes due 2021 200,000 200,000
7¼% senior notes due 2022 250,000 250,000
6⅜% senior notes due 2023   300,000       300,000  
Total debt (g) $ 1,780,000 $ 1,170,000 $ 2,950,000
 
Total leverage ratio (h)

4.52

x

3.89

x

4.36

x

Interest coverage ratio (i)

5.16

x

6.09

x

5.38

x

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* See Table 7 for information about our use of non-GAAP measures and definitions of OIBDA and free cash flow, and Table 8 for footnotes.

 

TABLE 7
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

“OIBDA,” “Adjusted OIBDA,” “cash interest expense” and “free cash flow” are not financial measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) in the United States. We define OIBDA as operating income before depreciation and amortization and Adjusted OIBDA as OIBDA plus investment income from affiliate. OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies, which may have different depreciation and amortization policies, and are key components in our covenant calculations.

We define cash interest expense as interest expense, net, less amortization of deferred financing costs. Cash interest expense excludes the amortization of financing costs which were paid upon the financing of the relevant debt.

For Mediacom Broadband LLC, we define free cash flow as OIBDA less capital expenditures, cash interest expense and dividends to preferred members. For Mediacom LLC, we define free cash flow as Adjusted OIBDA less capital expenditures and cash interest expense. Free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

TABLE 8
Footnotes

(a)

    See Table 7 for information regarding our use of non-GAAP financial measures.
 

(b)

Represents OIBDA as a percentage of total revenues.
 

(c)

Quarterly customer changes and average total monthly revenue metrics for the three months ended March 31, 2017, have been adjusted to reflect Mediacom LLC’s January 2017 acquisition of 7,000 video customers, 6,000 HSD customers and 1,000 phone customers, aggregating 14,000 PSUs and 9,000 customer relationships, as if it had occurred on December 31, 2016.
 

(d)

Represents the total number of customers that take at least one service, without regard to which service(s) customers purchase.
 

(e)

Represents average total monthly revenues for the period divided by average PSUs for such period.
 

(f)

Represents average total monthly revenues for the period divided by average customer relationships for such period.
 

(g)

Total debt excludes the effect of deferred financing costs, net.
 

(h)

For Mediacom Combined and Mediacom Broadband LLC, represents total debt at period end divided by annualized OIBDA for the period. For Mediacom LLC, represents total debt at period end divided by annualized Adjusted OIBDA for the period.
 

(i)

For Mediacom Combined and Mediacom Broadband LLC, represents OIBDA divided by cash interest expense for the period. For Mediacom LLC, represents Adjusted OIBDA divided by cash interest expense for the period.

Contacts

Mediacom Communications Corporation
Investor Relations
Jack P. Griffin, 845-443-2654
Vice President, Corporate Finance
or
Media Relations
Thomas J. Larsen, 845-443-2754
Senior Vice President, Government and Public Relations

Release Summary

Mediacom Communications Reports Combined Results for First Quarter 2017

Contacts

Mediacom Communications Corporation
Investor Relations
Jack P. Griffin, 845-443-2654
Vice President, Corporate Finance
or
Media Relations
Thomas J. Larsen, 845-443-2754
Senior Vice President, Government and Public Relations