EX-99.1 2 secondqtr2012pranalsched.htm 2Q'12 RESULTS PRESS RELEASE/ANALYST SCHEDULES secondqtr2012pranalsched.htm
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Frontier Communications
 
3 High Ridge Park
 
Stamford, CT 06905
 
203.614.5600
 
www.frontier.com

Frontier Communications Reports 2012 Second Quarter Results
 
 
•  Continued improvement in revenue and customer metrics
 
•  Second quarter free cash flow of $285 million
 
•  Second quarter operating cash flow margin of 49%, as adjusted
 
•  Second quarter synergy cost savings of $9 million and $640 million since closing
 
•  Access line annual loss rate improved to 7.6%
 
•  Dividend payout ratio of 37% for the first 6 months of 2012
   
   

Stamford, Conn., July 31, 2012 — Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) today reported second quarter 2012 revenue of $1,258.8 million, operating income of $267.8 million and net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier of $18.0 million, or $0.02 per share.  Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier would be $75.3 million, or $0.08 per share.

“Frontier’s second quarter 2012 showed solid revenue performance and the highest operating margin since the closing of our acquisition,” said Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman & CEO of Frontier Communications.  “Our strong results were positively impacted by our proactive revenue initiatives commenced in the second quarter to rationalize our product set and our customer pricing. Our new, residential tiered pricing gives customers flexibility and choice, which should enhance the run-rate of our financials for the second half of 2012.  During the quarter, we expanded our network’s broadband reach to an additional 60,000 households and are aggressively focused on increasing our overall network speeds over the next eighteen months. Frontier is also excited to be connecting 92,876 additional broadband homes through our $71.9 million receipt of the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund, which is aligned with our corporate goal of improved broadband connectivity for rural America and we will connect even more broadband households starting in Q4 2012 through our recent agreement with Hughes Network Systems.”

Net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier was $18.0 million, or $0.02 per share, in the second quarter of 2012, as compared to $32.3 million, or $0.03 per share, in the second quarter of 2011.  The second quarter of 2012 includes a loss on the early extinguishment of debt of $70.8 million, integration costs of $28.6 million and severance and early retirement costs of $1.5 million, partially offset by an investment gain of $9.8 million (combined impact of $57.3 million or $0.06 per share after tax).  Excluding the impact of the aforementioned items, non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier for the second quarter of 2012 would be $75.3 million, or $0.08 per share.

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Revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $1,258.8 million as compared to $1,268.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $1,322.3 million in the second quarter of 2011.  The decrease in revenue for the second quarter of 2012 as compared to the second quarter of 2011 is attributable to decreases in the number of residential and business customers, switched access, data services and video revenue.

At June 30, 2012, the Company had 2,978,900 residential customers and 296,500 business customers. The Company’s broadband customer additions were 5,400 during the second quarter of 2012, reflecting an expected increase in conversion non-pay disconnects and less robust marketing promotions.  The Company had 1,781,300 broadband customers at June 30, 2012. The Company had net additions of 6,300 video customers during the second quarter of 2012, which includes 13,300 net additions of satellite TV customers and a net loss of 7,000 FiOS video customers.  The Company had 568,200 video customers at June 30, 2012.

Network access expenses and other operating expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $655.3 million as compared to $667.2 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $704.7 million in the second quarter of 2011.  Other operating expenses included severance and early retirement costs of $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2012, $6.5 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $11.0 million in the second quarter of 2011.

Depreciation and amortization for the second quarter of 2012 was $307.0 million as compared to $357.3 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $359.0 million in the second quarter of 2011. Amortization expense decreased by $48.4 million in the second quarter of 2012 as compared to the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to the accelerated write-off of software licenses during the first quarter of 2012 as a result of the completed systems conversions.

Integration costs of approximately $28.6 million ($0.02 per share after tax) were incurred during the second quarter of 2012, as compared to approximately $35.1 million ($0.02 per share after tax) in the first quarter of 2012 and $20.3 million ($0.01 per share after tax) in the second quarter of 2011, in connection with our integration of the acquired properties. These nonrecurring costs in 2012 were incurred in connection with our successful conversion of the final nine states onto our platform of system applications in March 2012, and other ongoing network integration work.  Our integration costs and related capital expenditures will be completed by the end of 2012.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2012 was $267.8 million (reflecting lower depreciation and amortization, integration costs, network access expenses and other operating expenses as compared to the first quarter of 2012) and operating income margin was 21.3 percent as compared to operating income of $208.5 million and operating income margin of 16.4 percent in the first quarter of 2012 and operating income of $238.3 million and operating income margin of 18.0 percent in the second quarter of 2011.

Excluding integration costs and severance and early retirement costs, operating income and operating income margin for the three months ended June 30, 2012 would have been $297.9 million and 23.7 percent, respectively.  Excluding the comparable adjustments in each period, operating income and operating income margin for the three months ended March 31, 2012 would have been $250.1 million and 19.7 percent, respectively, and for the three months ended June 30, 2011 would have been $269.5 million and 20.4 percent, respectively.

Losses on early extinguishment of debt for the second quarter of 2012 reflects losses of $70.8 million ($0.04 per share after tax) recognized on the early extinguishment of debt.  In May 2012, the Company completed a registered offering of $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of 9.250% senior unsecured notes due 2021.  We received net proceeds of approximately $490.6 million from the offering which we used, along with cash on hand, to retire debt through a cash tender offer during the second quarter of 2012.  We retired early $400.0 million of the Company’s debt maturing in 2014 which had an effective interest cost of 10.855%, reflecting the fact that such notes were issued at a discount in April 2009.

 
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Interest expense for the second quarter of 2012 was $172.1 million as compared to $166.9 million in the second quarter of 2011, a $5.2 million increase, primarily due to lower capitalized interest in 2012.

Income tax expense for the second quarter of 2012 was $11.7 million as compared to $37.2 million in the second quarter of 2011, a $25.5 million decrease, due to lower pretax income and the comparable prior year period included a $10.5 million charge resulting from the enactment on May 25, 2011 of the Michigan Corporate Income Tax which eliminated certain future tax deductions.

Capital expenditures for Frontier business operations were $167.6 million for the second quarter of 2012 and $376.1 million for the first six months of 2012.  Capital expenditures related to integration activities were $12.2 million for the second quarter of 2012 and $27.9 million for the first six months of 2012.

Operating cash flow, as adjusted and defined by the Company in the attached Schedule B, was $620.4 million for the second quarter of 2012 resulting in an operating cash flow margin of 49.3 percent.  Operating cash flow, as reported, of $574.8 million has been adjusted to exclude $28.6 million of integration costs, $15.5 million of non-cash pension and other postretirement benefit costs, and $1.5 million of severance and early retirement costs for the second quarter of 2012.

Free cash flow, as defined by the Company in the attached Schedule A, was $284.9 million for the second quarter of 2012 and $538.0 million for the first six months of 2012.  The Company’s dividend represents a payout of 37 percent of free cash flow for the first six months of 2012.

Working Capital
At June 30, 2012, we had a working capital deficiency of $240.8 million, which includes the classification of certain debt maturing in the first quarter of 2013 of $522.7 million as a current liability.  We had a working capital surplus of $281.9 million at June 30, 2012, after excluding the debt classification.  We believe our operating cash flows, existing cash balances and existing revolving credit facility will be adequate to meet our working capital and other cash requirements.

2012 Guidance
For the full year of 2012, the Company’s expectations for capital expenditures and free cash flow, excluding integration costs and integration capital expenditures, are unchanged and within a range of $725 million to $775 million and $900 million to $1 billion, respectively.  We expect that in 2012 our cash taxes will be approximately $25 million. We expect to incur operating expenses and capital expenditures for integration activities of approximately $80 million and $40 million, respectively, in 2012.  We expect to make net contributions to our pension plan of approximately $30 million to $40 million in 2012, which reflects the positive impact of funding rate changes contained in the Highway Investment Act of 2012.

Non-GAAP Measures
The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating its performance. These include non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier, free cash flow and operating cash flow.  A reconciliation of the differences between non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier, free cash flow and operating cash flow and the most comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP is included in the tables that follow. The non-GAAP financial measures are by definition not measures of financial performance under GAAP and are not alternatives to operating income or net income reflected in the statement of operations or to cash flow as reflected in the statement of cash flows and are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund all cash flow needs.  The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

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The Company believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations because these measures, when used in conjunction with related GAAP financial measures, (i) together provide a more comprehensive view of the Company’s core operations and ability to generate cash flow, (ii) provide investors with the financial analytical framework upon which management bases financial, operational, compensation and planning decisions and (iii) presents measurements that investors and rating agencies have indicated to management are useful to them in assessing the Company and its results of operations.  In addition, the Company believes that non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier, free cash flow and operating cash flow, as the Company defines them, can assist in comparing performance from period to period, without taking into account factors affecting net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier in the statement of operations, or cash flow reflected in the statement of cash flows, including changes in working capital and the timing of purchases and payments.  The Company has shown adjustments to its financial presentations to exclude: $70.8 million of losses on the early extinguishment of debt for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012, with no comparable amounts in the other periods presented;  $9.8 million of investment gains for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012, with no comparable amounts in the other periods presented; $10.5 million of discrete tax items for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011, with no comparable amounts in the other periods presented; $28.6 million, $35.1 million and $20.3 million of integration costs in the quarters ended June 30, 2012, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively, and $63.7 million and $33.5 million of integration costs in the first six months of 2012 and 2011, respectively; $1.5 million, $6.5 million and $11.0 million of severance and early retirement costs in the quarters ended June 30, 2012, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively, and $8.0 million and $11.0 million of severance and early retirement costs in the first six months of 2012 and 2011, respectively; and in free cash flow and operating cash flow, $15.5 million, $12.4 million and $5.3 million of non-cash pension and other postretirement benefit costs in the quarters ended June 30, 2012, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively, and $27.9 million and $16.6 million of non-cash pension and other postretirement benefit costs in the first six months of 2012 and 2011, respectively, because investors have indicated to management that such adjustments are useful to them in assessing the Company and its results of operations.

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to (i) assist in analyzing the Company’s underlying financial performance from period to period, (ii) evaluate the financial performance of its business units, (iii) analyze and evaluate strategic and operational decisions, (iv) establish criteria for compensation decisions, and (v) assist management in understanding the Company’s ability to generate cash flow and, as a result, to plan for future capital and operational decisions.  Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with related GAAP financial measures.

These non-GAAP financial measures have certain shortcomings.  In particular, free cash flow does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures, since items such as debt repayments and dividends are not deducted in determining such measure.  Operating cash flow has similar shortcomings as interest, income taxes, capital expenditures, debt repayments and dividends are not deducted in determining this measure.  Management compensates for the shortcomings of these measures by utilizing them in conjunction with their comparable GAAP financial measures.  The information in this press release should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and footnotes contained in our documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Conference Call and Webcast
The Company will host a conference call today at 4:30 P.M. Eastern time.  In connection with the conference call and as a convenience to investors, the Company furnished today on a Current Report on Form 8-K certain materials regarding second quarter 2012 results.  The conference call will be webcast and may be accessed at:
 
http://investor.frontier.com/eventdetail.cfm?eventid=114880

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available for one week beginning at 7:30 P.M. Eastern time, July 31, 2012 via dial-in at 888-203-1112 for U.S. and Canadian callers or, outside the U.S. and Canada, at 719-457-0820, passcode 1556446.  A webcast replay of the call will be available at www.frontier.com/ir.

About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) offers voice, broadband, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states.  Frontier’s approximately 15,300 employees are based entirely in the United States.  More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.


Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are made on the basis of management’s views and assumptions regarding future events and business performance.  Words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements (including oral representations) involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements.  These risks and uncertainties are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to:  the risk that the growth opportunities from the Transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the effects of greater than anticipated competition requiring new pricing, marketing strategies or new product or service offerings and the risk that we will not respond on a timely or profitable basis; reductions in the number of our access lines that cannot be offset by increases in broadband subscribers and sales of other products and services; the effects of competition from cable, wireless and other wireline carriers; our ability to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; the effects of ongoing changes in the regulation of the communications industry as a result of federal and state legislation and regulation, or changes in the enforcement or interpretation of such legislation and regulation; the effects of any unfavorable outcome with respect to any current or future legal, governmental or regulatory proceedings, audits or disputes; the effects of changes in the availability of federal and state universal funding to us and our competitors; our ability to adjust successfully to changes in the communications industry and to implement strategies for growth; continued reductions in switched access revenues as a result of regulation, competition or technology substitutions; our ability to effectively manage service quality in our territories and meet mandated service quality metrics; our ability to successfully introduce new product offerings, including our ability to offer bundled service packages on terms that are both profitable to us and attractive to customers; changes in accounting policies or practices adopted voluntarily or as required by generally accepted accounting principles or regulations; our ability to effectively manage our operations, operating expenses and capital expenditures, and to repay, reduce or refinance our debt; the effects of changes in both general and local economic conditions on the markets that we serve, which can affect demand for our products and services, customer purchasing decisions, collectability of revenues and required levels of capital expenditures related to new construction of residences and businesses; the effects of technological changes and competition on our capital expenditures and product and service offerings, including the lack of assurance that our network improvements will be sufficient to meet or exceed the capabilities and quality of competing networks; the effects of increased medical, pension and postemployment expenses and related funding requirements; changes in income tax rates, tax laws, regulations or rulings, or federal or state tax assessments; the effects of state regulatory cash management practices that could limit our ability to transfer cash among our subsidiaries or dividend funds up to the parent company; our ability to successfully renegotiate union contracts in 2012 and thereafter; changes in pension plan assumptions and/or the value of our pension plan assets, which could require us to make increased contributions to the pension plan in 2013 and beyond; the effects of customer bankruptcies and home foreclosures, which could result in difficulty in collection of revenues and loss of customers; adverse changes in the credit markets or in the ratings given to our debt securities by nationally accredited ratings organizations, which could limit or restrict the availability, or increase the cost, of financing; our ability to pay dividends on our common shares, which may be affected by our cash flow from operations, amount of capital expenditures, debt service requirements, cash paid for income taxes and liquidity; and the effects of severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms or other natural or man-made disasters. These and other uncertainties related to our business are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, and the foregoing information should be read in conjunction with these filings.  We do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances.
 
 
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INVESTOR CONTACT:
   
MEDIA CONTACT:
Gregory Lundberg
   
Brigid Smith
VP, Investor Relations & Assistant Treasurer
   
AVP Corporate Communications
(203) 614-5044
   
(203) 614-5042
greg.lundberg@FTR.com
   
brigid.smith@FTR.com
       

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TABLES TO FOLLOW

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Frontier Communications Corporation
Consolidated Financial Data
 
                                   
       
For the quarter ended
   
For the six months ended
 
       
June 30,
   
March 31,
   
June 30,
   
June 30,
 
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
2012
   
2012
   
2011
   
2012
   
2011
 
                                   
Income Statement Data
                             
Revenue
  $ 1,258,777     $ 1,268,054     $ 1,322,255     $ 2,526,831     $ 2,668,952  
                                             
Network access expenses
    115,433       115,569       126,629       231,002       277,913  
Other operating expenses (1)
    539,911       551,583       578,096       1,091,494       1,158,436  
Depreciation and amortization
    307,047       357,300       358,986       664,347       710,243  
Integration costs (2)
    28,602       35,144       20,264       63,746       33,487  
Total operating expenses
    990,993       1,059,596       1,083,975       2,050,589       2,180,079  
                                             
Operating income
    267,784       208,458       238,280       476,242       488,873  
Losses on early extinguishment of debt
    (70,818 )     -       -       (70,818 )     -  
Investment and other income (loss), net
    8,804       5,588       (382 )     14,392       9,203  
Interest expense
    172,054       164,862       166,864       336,916       334,279  
Income before income taxes
    33,716       49,184       71,034       82,900       163,797  
Income tax expense
    11,717       18,694       37,190       30,411       73,757  
Net income (2)
    21,999       30,490       33,844       52,489       90,040  
Less: Income attributable to the noncontrolling interest in
                                       
   
a partnership
    4,010       3,722       1,583       7,732       3,068  
Net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier 
  $ 17,989     $ 26,768     $ 32,261     $ 44,757     $ 86,972  
                                             
Weighted average shares outstanding
    991,183       988,873       989,357       989,869       989,480  
                                             
Basic net income per share attributable to
                                       
   
common shareholders of Frontier (3)
  $ 0.02     $ 0.03     $ 0.03     $ 0.04     $ 0.09  
                                             
Non-GAAP adjusted net income per share attributable
                                       
   
to common shareholders of Frontier (3) (4)
  $ 0.08     $ 0.05     $ 0.06     $ 0.13     $ 0.12  
                                             
Other Financial Data
                                       
Capital expenditures - Business operations
  $ 167,551     $ 208,522     $ 210,505     $ 376,073     $ 414,039  
Capital expenditures - Integration activities
    12,209       15,731       13,408       27,940       18,986  
Operating cash flow, as adjusted (4)
    620,363       619,834       633,770       1,240,197       1,260,207  
Free cash flow (4)
    284,867       253,160       242,390       538,027       495,247  
Dividends paid
    99,851       99,851       186,610       199,702       373,215  
Dividend payout ratio (5)
    35 %     39 %     77 %     37 %     75 %
                                             
    (1)
Includes severance and early retirement costs of $1.5 million, $6.5 million and $11.0 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2012, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively, and $8.0 million and $11.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
 
    (2)
Reflects integration costs of $28.6 million ($18.1 million or $0.02 per share after tax), $35.1 million ($21.7 million or $0.02 per share after tax) and $20.3 million ($12.5 million or $0.01 per share after tax) for the quarters ended June 30, 2012, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively. Reflects integration costs of $63.7 million ($39.8 million or $0.04 per share after tax) and $33.5 million ($20.7 million or $0.02 per share after tax) for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
 
    (3)
Calculated based on weighted average shares outstanding.
   
    (4)
Reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures are presented in Schedules A, B and C at the end of these tables.
   
    (5)
Represents dividends paid divided by free cash flow, as defined in Schedule A.
   
 
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Frontier Communications Corporation
Consolidated Financial and Operating Data
                           
        For the quarter ended  
For the six months ended
         
June 30,
 
March 31,
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
(Amounts in thousands, except operating data)
   
2012
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
                           
Selected Income Statement Data
                     
Revenue:
                       
 
Local and long distance services
  $
559,837
 
 $        572,162
 
 $        617,744
 
 $      1,131,999
 
 $     1,252,858
 
Data and internet services
   
            454,706
 
           450,670
 
           461,599
 
            905,376
 
           920,126
 
Other
     
              97,337
 
             96,877
 
             85,067
 
            194,214
 
           171,902
 
           Customer revenue
   
         1,111,880
 
        1,119,709
 
        1,164,410
 
         2,231,589
 
        2,344,886
 
Switched access and subsidy
   
            146,897
 
           148,345
 
           157,845
 
            295,242
 
           324,066
Total revenue
    $
1,258,777
 
 $     1,268,054
 
 $     1,322,255
 
 $      2,526,831
 
 $     2,668,952
                           
Other Financial and Operating Data
                     
Revenue:
                       
 
   Residential
    $
535,089
 
 $        534,836
 
 $        576,304
 
 $      1,069,925
 
 $     1,165,470
 
   Business
     
            576,791
 
           584,873
 
           588,106
 
         1,161,664
 
        1,179,416
 
           Customer revenue
   
         1,111,880
 
        1,119,709
 
        1,164,410
 
         2,231,589
 
        2,344,886
 
   Switched access and subsidy
   
            146,897
 
           148,345
 
           157,845
 
            295,242
 
           324,066
Total revenue
    $
1,258,777
 
 $     1,268,054
 
 $     1,322,255
 
 $      2,526,831
 
 $     2,668,952
                           
Residential customer metrics:
                     
 
Customers - Legacy Frontier
   
         1,047,036
 
        1,066,537
 
        1,123,506
 
         1,047,036
 
        1,123,506
 
                   - Acquired properties
   
         1,931,860
 
        1,972,381
 
        2,128,453
 
         1,931,860
 
        2,128,453
 
                  Total residential customers
   
         2,978,896
 
        3,038,918
 
        3,251,959
 
         2,978,896
 
        3,251,959
                           
 
Revenue
    $
535,089
 
 $        534,836
 
 $        576,304
 
 $      1,069,925
 
 $     1,165,470
 
Products per residential customer (1)
   
                  2.51
 
                 2.50
 
                 2.40
 
                  2.51
 
                 2.40
 
Average monthly residential revenue per customer (2)
  $
58.19
 
 $            57.06
 
 $            57.71
 
 $             57.61
 
 $            57.51
 
Customer monthly churn  - Legacy Frontier
   
1.43%
 
1.38%
 
1.34%
 
1.41%
 
1.34%
   
                      - Acquired properties
   
1.75%
 
1.66%
 
1.83%
 
1.70%
 
1.92%
   
Total residential customer monthly churn
   
1.63%
 
1.56%
 
1.66%
 
1.60%
 
1.73%
                           
Business customer metrics:
                     
 
Customers
     
            296,458
 
           302,142
 
           326,763
 
            296,458
 
           326,763
 
Revenue
    $
576,791
 
 $        584,873
 
 $        588,106
 
 $      1,161,664
 
 $     1,179,416
 
Average monthly business revenue per customer
  $
642.38
 
 $          637.07
 
 $          593.90
 
 $           639.33
 
 $          587.37
                           
Access line metrics:
                     
 
Residential
     
         3,130,090
 
        3,196,951
 
        3,428,911
 
         3,130,090
 
        3,428,911
 
Business
     
         1,942,013
 
        1,967,877
 
        2,060,951
 
         1,942,013
 
        2,060,951
 
Total access lines
   
         5,072,103
 
        5,164,828
 
        5,489,862
 
         5,072,103
 
        5,489,862
                           
 
Legacy Frontier
   
         1,814,061
 
        1,844,010
 
        1,930,838
 
         1,814,061
 
        1,930,838
 
Acquired properties
   
         3,258,042
 
        3,320,818
 
        3,559,024
 
         3,258,042
 
        3,559,024
 
Total access lines
   
         5,072,103
 
        5,164,828
 
        5,489,862
 
         5,072,103
 
        5,489,862
                           
 
Average monthly total revenue per access line
  $
81.98
 
 $            81.04
 
 $            79.42
 
 $             81.49
 
 $            79.22
 
Average monthly customer revenue per access line
  $
72.41
 
 $            71.56
 
 $            69.94
 
 $             71.97
 
 $            69.60
                           
Employees
     
              15,332
 
             15,479
 
             14,930
 
              15,332
 
             14,930
Broadband subscribers
   
         1,781,295
 
        1,775,853
 
        1,738,670
 
         1,781,295
 
        1,738,670
Video subscribers
   
            568,154
 
           561,878
 
           554,218
 
            568,154
 
           554,218
Switched access minutes of use (in millions)
   
                4,771
 
               4,517
 
               4,785
 
                9,288
 
               9,785
                           
(1)
Products per residential customer: primary residential voice line, broadband and video products have a value of 1. Long distance, Frontier Secure, second lines, feature packages and dial-up have a value of 0.5.
(2)
Calculation excludes the Mohave Cellular Limited Partnership.
               
                           
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Frontier Communications Corporation
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
 
             
(Amounts in thousands)
           
             
   
June 30, 2012
   
December 31, 2011
 
ASSETS
           
Current assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 410,014     $ 326,094  
Accounts receivable, net
    545,818       585,157  
Other current assets
    342,947       327,779  
Total current assets
    1,298,779       1,239,030  
                 
Restricted cash
    105,591       144,680  
Property, plant and equipment, net
    7,481,896       7,547,523  
Other assets - principally goodwill
    8,259,329       8,498,535  
Total assets
  $ 17,145,595     $ 17,429,768  
                 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
               
Current liabilities:
               
Long-term debt due within one year
  $ 616,575     $ 94,016  
Accounts payable and other current liabilities
    922,977       1,058,200  
Total current liabilities
    1,539,552       1,152,216  
                 
Deferred income taxes and other liabilities
    3,603,902       3,602,577  
Long-term debt
    7,670,517       8,205,841  
Equity
    4,331,624       4,469,134  
Total liabilities and equity
  $ 17,145,595     $ 17,429,768  
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

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Frontier Communications Corporation
 
 Consolidated Cash Flow Data
 
             
(Amounts in thousands)
           
   
For the six months ended June 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:
           
Net income
  $ 52,489     $ 90,040  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided
               
   by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization expense
    664,347       710,243  
Stock based compensation expense
    7,775       7,677  
Pension/OPEB costs
    27,853       16,560  
Losses on early extinguishment of debt
    70,818       -  
Other non-cash adjustments
    8,386       (6,735 )
Deferred income taxes
    27,158       51,133  
Change in accounts receivable
    31,696       29,705  
Change in accounts payable and other liabilities
    (136,003 )     (49,414 )
Change in other current assets
    3,274       15,022  
Net cash provided by operating activities
    757,793       864,231  
                 
Cash flows provided from (used by) investing activities:
               
Capital expenditures - Business operations
    (376,073 )     (414,039 )
Capital expenditures - Integration activities
    (27,940 )     (18,986 )
Cash transferred from escrow
    39,089       12,364  
Other assets purchased and distributions received, net
    (12,085 )     (7,289 )
Net cash used by investing activities
    (377,009 )     (427,950 )
                 
Cash flows provided from (used by) financing activities:
               
Long-term debt borrowings
    500,000       -  
Financing costs paid
    (10,288 )     -  
Long-term debt payments
    (536,968 )     (78,024 )
Premium paid to retire debt
    (52,078 )     -  
Dividends paid
    (199,702 )     (373,215 )
Repayment of customer advances for construction,
               
  distributions to noncontrolling interests and other
    2,172       (3,633 )
Net cash used by financing activities
    (296,864 )     (454,872 )
                 
Increase/(Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    83,920       (18,591 )
Cash and cash equivalents at January 1,
    326,094       251,263  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at June 30,
  $ 410,014     $ 232,672  
                 
Cash paid (received) during the period for:
               
Interest
  $ 328,771     $ 328,728  
Income taxes (refunds)
  $ (208 )   $ 27,203  
                 

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Schedule A
 
Frontier Communications Corporation
 
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
                                 
   
For the quarter ended
   
For the six months ended
 
   
June 30,
   
March 31,
   
June 30,
   
June 30,
 
 
(Amounts in thousands)
2012
   
2012
   
2011
   
2012
     
2011
 
                                 
 
Net Income to Free Cash Flow;
                             
 
   Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
                             
                                 
 
Net income
$ 21,999     $ 30,490     $ 33,844     $ 52,489       $ 90,040  
                                           
 
 Add back:
                                       
 
    Depreciation and amortization
  307,047       357,300       358,986       664,347         710,243  
 
    Income tax expense
  11,717       18,694       37,190       30,411         73,757  
 
    Integration costs
  28,602       35,144       20,264       63,746         33,487  
 
    Pension/OPEB costs (non-cash) (1)
  15,450       12,403       5,281       27,853         16,560  
 
    Severance and early retirement costs (2)
  1,480       6,529       10,959       8,009         11,044  
 
    Stock based compensation
  4,057       3,718       4,093       7,775         7,677  
                                           
 
 Subtract:
                                       
 
    Cash paid (refunded) for income taxes
  161       (369 )     18,257       (208 )       27,203  
 
    Losses on early extinguishment of debt
  (70,818 )     -       -       (70,818 )       -  
 
    Other income (loss), net
  8,591       2,965       (535 )     11,556         6,319  
 
    Capital expenditures - Business operations (3)
  167,551       208,522       210,505       376,073         414,039  
 
Free cash flow (2)
  284,867       253,160       242,390       538,027         495,247  
                                           
 
 Add back:
                                       
 
    Deferred income taxes
  11,394       15,764       23,389       27,158         51,133  
 
    Non-cash (gains)/losses, net
  26,356       17,658       5,638       44,014         17,502  
 
    Other income (loss), net
  8,591       2,965       (535 )     11,556         6,319  
 
    Cash paid (refunded) for income taxes
  161       (369 )     18,257       (208 )       27,203  
 
    Capital expenditures - Business operations (3)
  167,551       208,522       210,505       376,073         414,039  
                                           
 
 Subtract:
                                       
 
    Changes in current assets and liabilities
  62,334       38,699       71,740       101,033         4,687  
 
    Income tax expense
  11,717       18,694       37,190       30,411         73,757  
 
    Integration costs
  28,602       35,144       20,264       63,746         33,487  
 
    Pension/OPEB costs (non-cash) (1)
  15,450       12,403       5,281       27,853         16,560  
 
    Severance and early retirement costs (2)
  1,480       6,529       10,959       8,009         11,044  
 
    Stock based compensation
  4,057       3,718       4,093       7,775         7,677  
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
$ 375,280     $ 382,513     $ 350,117     $ 757,793       $ 864,231  
                                           
                                           
(1)
Reflects pension and other postretirement benefit (OPEB) expense, net of capitalized amounts, of $16.5 million, $15.8 million and $15.3 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2012, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively, less cash pension contributions and certain OPEB costs/payments of $1.0 million, $3.4 million and $10.0 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2012, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively. Reflects pension and other postretirement benefit (OPEB) expense, net of capitalized amounts, of $32.3 million and $31.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, less cash pension contributions and certain OPEB costs/payments of $4.4 million and $14.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
 
(2)
The definition of free cash flow has been revised as of January 1, 2012 to add back severance and early retirement costs, with all prior periods conformed to the current calculation.
 
(3)
Excludes capital expenditures for integration activities.
   

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Schedule B
 
 
Frontier Communications Corporation
 
 
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
                                                               
     
For the quarter ended June 30, 2012
   
For the quarter ended June 30, 2011
 
 
(Amounts in thousands)
                                                           
                       
Severance
                           
Severance
       
                 
Non-cash
   
and Early
                     
Non-cash
   
and Early
       
 
Operating Cash Flow and
 
As
   
Integration
   
Pension/OPEB
   
Retirement
   
As
   
As
   
Integration
   
Pension/OPEB
   
Retirement
   
As
 
 
 Operating Cash Flow Margin
 
Reported
   
Costs
   
Costs (1)
   
Costs
   
Adjusted
   
Reported
   
Costs
   
Costs (1)
   
Costs
   
Adjusted
 
                                                               
 
Operating Income
  $ 267,784     $ 28,602     $ 15,450     $ 1,480     $ 313,316     $ 238,280     $ 20,264     $ 5,281     $ 10,959     $ 274,784  
                                                                                   
 
 Add back:
                                                                               
 
     Depreciation and
                                                                               
 
       amortization
    307,047       -       -       -       307,047       358,986       -       -       -       358,986  
 
Operating cash flow
  $ 574,831     $ 28,602     $ 15,450     $ 1,480     $ 620,363     $ 597,266     $ 20,264     $ 5,281     $ 10,959     $ 633,770  
                                                                                   
 
Revenue
  $ 1,258,777                             $ 1,258,777     $ 1,322,255                             $ 1,322,255  
                                                                                   
 
Operating income margin
                                                                               
 
   (Operating income divided
                                                                               
 
       by revenue)
    21.3 %                             24.9 %     18.0 %                             20.8 %
                                                                                   
 
Operating cash flow margin
                                                                               
 
   (Operating cash flow divided
                                                                               
 
       by revenue)
    45.7 %                             49.3 %     45.2 %                             47.9 %
                                                                                   
     
For the quarter ended March 31, 2012
                                           
                                                                                   
                             
Severance
                                                 
                     
Non-cash
   
and Early
                                                 
 
Operating Cash Flow and
 
As
   
Integration
   
Pension/OPEB
   
Retirement
   
As
                                         
 
 Operating Cash Flow Margin
 
Reported
   
Costs
   
Costs (1)
   
Costs
   
Adjusted
                                         
                                                                                   
 
Operating Income
  $ 208,458     $ 35,144     $ 12,403     $ 6,529     $ 262,534                                          
                                                                                   
 
 Add back:
                                                                               
 
     Depreciation and
                                                                               
 
       amortization
    357,300       -       -       -       357,300                                          
 
Operating cash flow
  $ 565,758     $ 35,144     $ 12,403     $ 6,529     $ 619,834                                          
                                                                                   
 
Revenue
  $ 1,268,054                             $ 1,268,054                                          
                                                                                   
 
Operating income margin
                                                                               
 
   (Operating income divided
                                                                               
 
       by revenue)
    16.4 %                             20.7 %                                        
                                                                                   
 
Operating cash flow margin
                                                                               
 
   (Operating cash flow divided
                                                                               
 
       by revenue)
    44.6 %                             48.9 %                                        
                                                                                   
(1)
Reflects pension and other postretirement benefit (OPEB) expense, net of capitalized amounts, of $16.5 million, $15.8 million and $15.3 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2012, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively, less cash pension contributions and certain OPEB costs/payments of $1.0 million, $3.4 million and $10.0 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2012, March 31 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively.
 
                                                                                   
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Schedule B
 
                                                           
(continued)
 
 
Frontier Communications Corporation
 
 
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
                                                               
                                                               
     
For the six months ended June 30, 2012
   
For the six months ended June 30, 2011
 
 
(Amounts in thousands)
                                                           
                       
Severance
                           
Severance
       
                 
Non-cash
   
and Early
                     
Non-cash
   
and Early
       
 
Operating Cash Flow and
 
As
   
Integration
   
Pension/OPEB
   
Retirement
   
As
   
As
   
Integration
   
Pension/OPEB
 
Retirement
   
As
 
 
 Operating Cash Flow Margin
 
Reported
   
Costs
   
Costs (1)
   
Costs
   
Adjusted
   
Reported
   
Costs
   
Costs (1)
   
Costs
   
Adjusted
 
                                                               
 
Operating Income
  $ 476,242     $ 63,746     $ 27,853     $ 8,009     $ 575,850     $ 488,873     $ 33,487     $ 16,560     $ 11,044     $ 549,964  
                                                                                   
 
 Add back:
                                                                               
 
     Depreciation and
                                                                               
 
       amortization
    664,347       -       -       -       664,347       710,243       -       -       -       710,243  
 
Operating cash flow
  $ 1,140,589     $ 63,746     $ 27,853     $ 8,009     $ 1,240,197     $ 1,199,116     $ 33,487     $ 16,560     $ 11,044     $ 1,260,207  
                                                                                   
 
Revenue
  $ 2,526,831                             $ 2,526,831     $ 2,668,952                             $ 2,668,952