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Exhibit 99.1

 

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Mediacom Broadband LLC Reports

Results for First Quarter 2019

 

 

Mediacom Park, NY – May 2, 2019 – MEDIACOM BROADBAND LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mediacom Communications Corporation, today reported unaudited financial and operating highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

Mediacom Broadband LLC Results for First Quarter 2019*

 

   

Revenues were $279.3 million, reflecting a 3.5% increase from the prior year period

 

   

Operating income was $73.5 million, reflecting a 12.3% increase from the prior year period

 

   

Adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization (“Adjusted OIBDA”) was $109.9 million, reflecting an 6.8% increase from the prior year period

 

   

Net cash flows provided by operating activities were $89.9 million, compared to $82.2 million in the prior year period

 

   

Free cash flow of $55.8 million, compared to $37.6 million in the prior year period

About Mediacom

Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the United States and the leading gigabit broadband provider to smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Through its fiber-rich network, Mediacom provides high-speed data, video and phone services to nearly 1.4 million households and businesses across 22 states. The company delivers scalable broadband solutions to commercial and public sector customers of all sizes through Mediacom Business, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcable.com.

 

Contacts:

  

Investor Relations

   Media Relations

Jack P. Griffin

  

Thomas J. Larsen

Group Vice President,
Corporate Finance

  

Senior Vice President,
Government and Public Relations

(845) 443-2654

  

(845) 443-2754

 

* Adjusted OIBDA and free cash flow are defined under “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in Table 4 and are reconciled to operating income and net cash flows provided by operating activities, respectively, in Table 2.


TABLE 1*

Mediacom Broadband LLC

Selected Financial and Operating Data

(Dollars in thousands, except per unit data)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
        
     2019      2018      YoY% Change  

High-speed data (“HSD”)

   $ 109,436      $ 97,501        12.2%  

Video

     103,195        107,672        (4.2%)  

Phone

     15,918        15,149        5.1%  

Business services

     42,350        40,153        5.5%  

Advertising

     8,355        9,206        (9.2%)  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total revenues

   $ 279,254      $ 269,681        3.5%  

Service costs

     (115,399)        (113,042)        2.1%  

SG&A expenses

     (47,512)        (47,708)        (0.4%)  

Management fees

     (6,600)        (6,000)        10.0%  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

OIBDA (a)

   $ 109,743      $ 102,931        6.6%  

Deferred compensation

     204        —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA (a)

   $ 109,947      $ 102,931        6.8%  

Cash interest expense (a)

     (13,087)        (15,966)        (18.0%)  

Capital expenditures

     (36,554)        (44,889)        (18.6%)  

Dividend to preferred members

     (4,500)        (4,500)        —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Free cash flow (a)

   $ 55,806      $ 37,576        48.5%  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Adjusted OIBDA margin (b)

     39.4%        38.2%     
                            
     March 31, 2019      March 31, 2018      YoY% Change  

HSD customers

     713,000        679,000        5.0%  

Video customers

     422,000        453,000        (6.8%)  

Phone customers

     342,000        323,000        5.9%  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Primary service units (“PSUs”)

     1,477,000        1,455,000        1.5%  

HSD customer increases

     14,000        11,000     

Video customer declines

     (6,000)        (2,000)     

Phone customer increases

     3,000        11,000     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Quarterly PSU increases

     11,000        20,000     

Customer relationships (c)

     759,000        756,000        0.4%  

Average total monthly revenue per:

        

PSU (d)

   $ 63.26      $ 62.21        1.7%  

Customer relationship (e)

   $ 123.13      $ 118.99        3.5%  
                            
     March 31, 2019      March 31, 2018         

Bank credit facility

   $ 1,019,250      $ 1,039,750     

512% senior notes due 2021

     200,000        200,000     

638% senior notes due 2023

     —          300,000     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total debt (f)

   $ 1,219,250      $ 1,539,750     

Cash

     (133,886)        (170,970)     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Net debt (f)

   $ 1,085,364      $ 1,368,780     

Net leverage ratio (g)

     2.47x        3.32x     

Interest coverage ratio (h)

     8.40x        6.45x     

 

* See Table 2 for reconciliations of Adjusted OIBDA to operating income, cash interest expense to interest expense, net, and free cash flow to net cash flows from operating activities, and Table 4 for information regarding our use of non-GAAP measures. See Table 3 for details of capital expenditures. See footnotes on Page 5, which contain important disclosures regarding the definitions used for selected unaudited financial and operating data.

 

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TABLE 2

Mediacom Broadband LLC

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

                                                                                
     Three Months Ended
March  31,
                               
     2019      2018         

Net cash flows provided by operating activities

   $ 89,862      $ 82,184     

Capital expenditures

     (36,554)        (44,889)     

Dividend to preferred members

     (4,500)        (4,500)     

Other expense, net

     304        321     

Changes in assets and liabilities, net

     6,694        4,460     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Free cash flow

   $ 55,806      $ 37,576     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating income

   $ 73,538      $ 65,495     

Depreciation and amortization

     36,205        37,436     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

OIBDA (a)

   $ 109,743      $ 102,931     

Deferred compensation

     204        —       
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Adjusted OIBDA (a)

   $ 109,947      $ 102,931     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Interest expense, net

   $ 14,117      $ 17,133     

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     (1,030)        (1,167)     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Cash interest expense

   $ 13,087      $ 15,966     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

TABLE 3

Mediacom Broadband LLC

Capital Expenditures

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

                                                                                
     Three Months Ended
March  31,
                               
     2019      2018         

Customer premise equipment

   $ 17,956      $ 20,925     

Enterprise networks

     1,808        1,700     

Scalable infrastructure

     5,196        13,315     

Line extensions

     2,787        2,035     

Upgrade / rebuild

     5,985        4,356     

Support capital

     2,822        2,558     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total capital expenditures

   $ 36,554      $ 44,889     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

* See footnotes on Page 5, which contain important disclosures regarding the definitions used for selected unaudited financial and operating data.

 

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TABLE 4

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

“OIBDA,”, “Adjusted OIBDA”, “cash interest expense,” “free cash flow” and “net debt” 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 excluding deferred compensation. We define cash interest expense as interest expense, net, less amortization of deferred financing costs. We define free cash flow as Adjusted OIBDA less capital expenditures, cash interest expense and dividends to preferred members. We define net debt as total debt less cash and cash equivalents.

OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA are some of the primary measures used by management to evaluate our performance and to forecast future results. We believe OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA are useful for investors because it enables them to assess our performance in a manner similar to the methods used by management, and provide measures that can be used to analyze our value and evaluate our performance compared to other companies in the cable industry. A limitation of OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA, however, is that it excludes depreciation and amortization, which represents the periodic costs of certain capitalized tangible and intangible assets used in generating revenues in our business. Management utilizes a separate process to budget, measure and evaluate capital expenditures. In addition, Adjusted OIBDA also has the limitation of not reflecting the effect of our deferred compensation. 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.

Free cash flow is used by management to evaluate our ability to repay debt and facilitate the growth of our business with internally generated funds. A limitation of free cash flow, however, is that it may be affected by the timing of our capital spending. We believe free cash flow is useful for investors as it provides an additional measure that can be used to analyze our value and evaluate our performance compared to other companies in the cable industry. Free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

OIBDA, Adjusted OIBDA and free cash flow should not be regarded as alternatives to operating income or net income as indicators of operating performance, or to the statement of cash flows as measures of liquidity, nor should they be considered in isolation or as substitutes for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. We believe that operating income is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA and that net cash flows provided by operating activities is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to free cash flow.    

Cash interest expense excludes the amortization of financing costs which were paid upon the financing of the relevant debt. We believe cash interest expense is useful for investors because it enables them to assess our cost of debt for the current period without including the amortization of financing costs that were previously paid. We believe interest expense, net, is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to cash interest expense.

Net debt is used as an alternative to total debt for comparison purposes under certain circumstances in which we have greater than usual levels of cash. On April 15, 2019, we completed the redemption of $150.0 million principal amount outstanding of our 5½% senior notes due 2021 (the “5½% Notes”) at an aggregate redemption price of $150.0 million, which was funded in part by $117.9 million of excess cash. On April 2, 2018, we completed the redemption of all of our outstanding 63/8% senior notes due 2023 at an aggregate redemption price of $309.6 million, which was funded in part by $158.0 million of excess cash. Due to timing of the transactions, we temporarily had greater than usual levels of cash as of both March 31, 2019 and 2018, and therefore we believe net debt to be a more appropriate comparative measure for periods where excess cash is held for the purpose of retiring debt.

For reconciliations of OIBDA, cash interest expense and free cash flow to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, see Table 2.

 

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FOOTNOTES:

 

(a)

See Table 2 for information about our use of Non-GAAP financial measures.

 

(b)

Represents Adjusted OIBDA as a percentage of total revenues.

 

(c)

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

 

(d)

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

 

(e)

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

 

(f)

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

 

(g)

Represents total debt minus cash at quarter end divided by annualized Adjusted OIBDA for the quarter.

 

(h)

Represents Adjusted OIBDA divided by cash interest expense for the quarter.

 

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