10-Q 1 tmus09302015form10-q.htm TMUS FORM 10-Q 10-Q

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2015
or
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from to

Commission File Number: 1-33409
T-MOBILE US, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
DELAWARE
 
20-0836269
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
12920 SE 38th Street, Bellevue, Washington
 
98006-1350
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
 
 
(425) 378-4000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes x No ¨

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x
 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Class
 
Shares Outstanding as of October 23, 2015

Common Stock, $0.00001 par value per share
 
816,037,384




T-Mobile US, Inc.
Form 10-Q
For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2015

Table of Contents


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

T-Mobile US, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in millions, except share and per share amounts)
September 30,
2015
 
December 31,
2014
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,633

 
$
5,315

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $101 and $83
1,810

 
1,865

Equipment installment plan receivables, net
3,397

 
3,062

Accounts receivable from affiliates
32

 
76

Inventories
1,236

 
1,085

Deferred tax assets, net
1,658

 
988

Other current assets
1,890

 
1,593

Total current assets
12,656

 
13,984

Property and equipment, net
18,101

 
16,245

Goodwill
1,683

 
1,683

Spectrum licenses
23,646

 
21,955

Other intangible assets, net
662

 
870

Equipment installment plan receivables due after one year, net
1,374

 
1,628

Other assets
351

 
288

Total assets
$
58,473

 
$
56,653

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
$
7,474

 
$
7,364

Current payables to affiliates
196

 
231

Short-term debt
114

 
87

Deferred revenue
649

 
459

Other current liabilities
410

 
635

Total current liabilities
8,843

 
8,776

Long-term debt
16,442

 
16,273

Long-term debt to affiliates
5,600

 
5,600

Long-term financial obligation
2,528

 
2,521

Deferred tax liabilities
5,566

 
4,873

Deferred rents
2,447

 
2,331

Other long-term liabilities
795

 
616

Total long-term liabilities
33,378

 
32,214

Commitments and contingencies


 


Stockholders' equity
 
 
 
5.50% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock Series A, par value $0.00001 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 20,000,000 and 20,000,000 shares issued and outstanding; $1,000 and $1,000 aggregate liquidation value

 

Common Stock, par value $0.00001 per share, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized; 817,406,151 and 808,851,108 shares issued, 816,023,646 and 807,468,603 shares outstanding

 

Additional paid-in capital
38,658

 
38,503

Treasury stock, at cost, 1,382,505 and 1,382,505 shares issued

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(1
)
 
1

Accumulated deficit
(22,405
)
 
(22,841
)
Total stockholders' equity
16,252

 
15,663

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$
58,473

 
$
56,653


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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T-Mobile US, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions, except shares and per share amounts)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Branded postpaid revenues
$
4,197

 
$
3,670

 
$
12,046

 
$
10,628

Branded prepaid revenues
1,894

 
1,790

 
5,597

 
5,174

Wholesale revenues
170

 
171

 
492

 
517

Roaming and other service revenues
41

 
53

 
130

 
186

Total service revenues
6,302

 
5,684

 
18,265

 
16,505

Equipment revenues
1,416

 
1,561

 
5,182

 
4,609

Other revenues
131

 
105

 
359

 
296

Total revenues
7,849

 
7,350

 
23,806

 
21,410

Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below
1,378

 
1,488

 
4,170

 
4,405

Cost of equipment sales
1,985

 
2,308

 
7,325

 
6,809

Selling, general and administrative
2,624

 
2,283

 
7,434

 
6,530

Depreciation and amortization
1,157

 
1,138

 
3,319

 
3,322

Cost of MetroPCS business combination
193

 
97

 
355

 
131

Gains on disposal of spectrum licenses
(1
)
 
(13
)
 
(24
)
 
(770
)
Total operating expenses
7,336

 
7,301

 
22,579

 
20,427

Operating income
513

 
49

 
1,227

 
983

Other income (expense)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense to affiliates
(121
)
 
(83
)
 
(277
)
 
(186
)
Interest expense
(262
)
 
(260
)
 
(780
)
 
(807
)
Interest income
109

 
97

 
335

 
255

Other expense, net
(1
)
 
(14
)
 
(8
)
 
(32
)
Total other expense, net
(275
)
 
(260
)
 
(730
)
 
(770
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
238

 
(211
)
 
497

 
213

Income tax expense (benefit)
100

 
(117
)
 
61

 
67

Net income (loss)
138

 
(94
)
 
436

 
146

Dividends on preferred stock
(13
)
 

 
(41
)
 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders
$
125

 
$
(94
)
 
$
395

 
$
146

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities, net of tax effect of ($1), $0, ($2) and ($1)
(2
)
 
1

 
(2
)
 
(2
)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(2
)
 
1

 
(2
)
 
(2
)
Total comprehensive income (loss)
$
136

 
$
(93
)
 
$
434

 
$
144

Earnings (loss) per share
 
 
 
 
 
 

Basic
$
0.15

 
$
(0.12
)
 
$
0.49

 
$
0.18

Diluted
$
0.15

 
$
(0.12
)
 
$
0.48

 
$
0.18

Weighted average shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
815,069,272

 
807,221,761

 
811,783,620

 
804,572,685

Diluted
822,017,220

 
807,221,761

 
820,514,748

 
813,507,827


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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T-Mobile US, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)

 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions)
2015
 
2014
Operating activities
 
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
3,181

 
$
2,791

 
 
 
 
Investing activities
 
 
 
Purchases of property and equipment
(3,293
)
 
(3,018
)
Purchases of spectrum licenses and other intangible assets
(1,938
)
 
(2,390
)
Other, net
(7
)
 
(32
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(5,238
)
 
(5,440
)
 
 
 
 
Financing activities
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

 
2,993

Repayments of short-term debt for purchases of inventory, property and equipment, net
(563
)
 
(414
)
Other, net
(62
)
 
(34
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
(625
)
 
2,545

 
 
 
 
Change in cash and cash equivalents
(2,682
)
 
(104
)
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
 
 
Beginning of period
5,315

 
5,891

End of period
$
2,633

 
$
5,787


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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T-Mobile US, Inc.
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 1 – Basis of Presentation

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of T-Mobile US, Inc. (“T-Mobile” or the “Company”) include all adjustments of a normal recurring nature necessary for the fair presentation of the results for the interim periods presented. The results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of those for the full year. The condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation.

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the balances and results of operations of T-Mobile and its consolidated subsidiaries. T-Mobile consolidates all majority-owned subsidiaries over which it exercises control, as well as variable interest entities (“VIE”) where it is deemed to be the primary beneficiary and VIEs which cannot be deconsolidated. Intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with United States (“U.S.”) generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions which affect the financial statements and accompanying notes. Estimates are based on historical experience, where applicable, and other assumptions which management believes are reasonable under the circumstances. These estimates are inherently subject to judgment and actual results could differ from those estimates.

Recently-Issued Accounting Standards

In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2015-03, “Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs.” The standard requires debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. The recognition and measurement guidance for debt issuance costs are not affected. The standard will become effective for T-Mobile beginning January 1, 2016. The implementation of this standard is not expected to have a significant impact on T-Mobile’s consolidated financial statements.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers.” The standard requires entities to recognize revenue through the application of a five-step model, which includes identification of the contract, identification of the performance obligations, determination of the transaction price, allocation of the transaction price to the performance obligations, and recognition of revenue as the entity satisfies the performance obligations. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14, “Revenue From Contracts With Customers (Topic 606): Deferral of the Effective Date.” The amendments in the ASU 2015-14 defer the effective date of ASU 2014-09 by one year. The standard will become effective for T-Mobile beginning January 1, 2018; however, early adoption with the original effective date for periods beginning January 1, 2017 will be permitted.  The Company is currently evaluating the guidance to determine the potential impact on T-Mobile’s consolidated financial statements.

Note 2 – Significant Transactions

Leased Devices

T-Mobile offers eligible customers the option to lease their devices over a period of up to 18 months through JUMP! On Demand. Leased devices are accounted for as operating leases and equipment revenues are recognized as earned on a straight-line basis over the lease term. At lease inception, leased devices are transferred from inventory to property and equipment. Leased devices are depreciated to their estimated residual value over the lease term. Upon device upgrade or at lease end, customers must return or purchase their devices.  Returned devices are valued at the lower of cost or market with any write down to market recognized as cost of equipment sales.


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The components of leased devices were as follows:
(in millions)
September 30,
2015
Leased devices, gross
$
814

Accumulated depreciation
(50
)
Leased devices, net
$
764


Future minimum payments expected to be received over the lease term related to the leased devices are summarized below:
(in millions)
Total
Twelve Months Ending September 30,
 
2016
$
298

2017
141

Total
$
439


Spectrum License Transactions

In 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) began conducting an auction of Advanced Wireless Service (“AWS”) spectrum licenses. In January 2015, the FCC announced T-Mobile was the winning bidder of AWS spectrum licenses covering approximately 97 million people for an aggregate bid price of $1.8 billion. T-Mobile paid the FCC $1.4 billion for the AWS spectrum licenses in the first quarter of 2015, which was in addition to a deposit of $0.4 billion provided to the FCC in 2014. In the second quarter of 2015, T-Mobile received the AWS spectrum licenses.

In July 2015, T-Mobile entered into an agreement with Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”) for the acquisition of AWS and Personal Communications Service (“PCS”) spectrum licenses for the exchange of certain AWS and PCS spectrum licenses. Spectrum licenses to be transferred are classified as assets held for sale and included in other current assets at their carrying value of $173 million as of September 30, 2015. Non-cash gains are expected to be recognized upon closing of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

In September 2015, T-Mobile entered into an agreement with AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”) for the acquisition of AWS and PCS spectrum licenses for the exchange of certain AWS and PCS spectrum licenses. Spectrum licenses to be transferred are classified as assets held for sale and included in other current assets at their carrying value of $547 million as of September 30, 2015. Non-cash gains are expected to be recognized upon closing of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2016.  The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

Debt

The interest rates on the senior reset notes to affiliates are adjusted at the reset dates to rates defined in the applicable supplemental indenture.  In April 2015, the interest rate on the $1.3 billion of senior reset notes to affiliates due 2019 was adjusted from 5.578% to 6.288% and the interest rate on the $1.3 billion of senior reset notes to affiliates due 2020 was adjusted from 5.656% to 6.366%. In October 2015, the interest rate on the $1.3 billion of senior reset notes to affiliates due 2021 and $1.3 billion of senior reset notes to affiliates due 2022 will be adjusted.

Note 3 – Equipment Installment Plan Receivables

T-Mobile offers certain retail customers the option to pay for their devices and other purchases in installments over a period of up to 24 months using an Equipment Installment Plan (“EIP”).


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The following table summarizes the EIP receivables:
(in millions)
September 30,
2015
 
December 31,
2014
EIP receivables, gross
$
5,193

 
$
5,138

Unamortized imputed discount
(285
)
 
(332
)
EIP receivables, net of unamortized imputed discount
4,908

 
4,806

Allowance for credit losses
(137
)
 
(116
)
EIP receivables, net
$
4,771

 
$
4,690



 

Classified on the balance sheet as:
 
 
 
Equipment installment plan receivables, net
$
3,397

 
$
3,062

Equipment installment plan receivables due after one year, net
1,374

 
1,628

EIP receivables, net
$
4,771

 
$
4,690


T-Mobile uses a proprietary credit scoring model that measures the credit quality of a customer at the time of application for mobile communications service using several factors, such as credit bureau information, consumer credit risk scores and service plan characteristics. Based upon customer credit profiles, T-Mobile classifies EIP receivables into the credit categories of “Prime” and “Subprime”. Prime customer receivables are those with lower delinquency risk and Subprime customer receivables are those with higher delinquency risk. Subprime customers are generally required to make a down payment on their equipment purchases. In addition, certain customers within the Subprime category are required to pay an advance deposit.

EIP receivables for which invoices have not yet been generated for the customer are classified as Unbilled. EIP receivables for which invoices have been generated but which are not past the contractual due date are classified as Billed – Current. EIP receivables for which invoices have been generated and the payment is past the contractual due date are classified as Billed – Past Due.

The balance and aging of the EIP receivables on a gross basis by credit category were as follows:
 
September 30, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
(in millions)
Prime
 
Subprime
 
Total
 
Prime
 
Subprime
 
Total
Unbilled
$
2,543

 
$
2,297

 
$
4,840

 
$
2,639

 
$
2,213

 
$
4,852

Billed – Current
118

 
116

 
234

 
104

 
95

 
199

Billed – Past Due
46

 
73

 
119

 
35

 
52

 
87

EIP receivables, gross
$
2,707

 
$
2,486

 
$
5,193

 
$
2,778

 
$
2,360

 
$
5,138


Activity in the unamortized imputed discount and allowance for credit losses balances for the EIP receivables was as follows:
(in millions)
September 30,
2015
Imputed discount and allowance for credit losses, beginning of period
$
448

Bad debt expense
269

Write-offs, net of recoveries
(248
)
Change in imputed discount on short-term and long-term EIP receivables
(47
)
Imputed discount and allowance for credit losses, end of period
$
422


Imputed discount and allowance for credit losses includes the long-term portion of imputed discount of $44 million and $61 million as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. The EIP receivables had weighted average effective imputed interest rates of 8.9% and 9.7% as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

Note 4 – Factoring Arrangement

Transaction Overview

In 2014, T-Mobile entered into a two-year factoring arrangement to sell certain service accounts receivable on a revolving basis with a current maximum funding limit of $640 million, subject to change upon notification to certain third parties. Sales of receivables occur daily and are settled on a monthly basis. The receivables consist of service charges currently due from customers and are short-term in nature. In connection with the factoring arrangement, the Company formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, which qualifies as a bankruptcy remote special purpose entity (“Factoring SPE”). Pursuant to the factoring

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arrangement, certain subsidiaries of T-Mobile transfer selected receivables to the Factoring SPE.  The Factoring SPE then sells the receivables to an unaffiliated entity (“Factoring VIE”), which was established to facilitate the sale of ownership interest in the receivables to certain third parties.

Variable Interest Entity

The Company determined the Factoring VIE is a VIE as it lacks sufficient equity to finance its activities. The Company has a variable interest in the Factoring VIE, but is not the primary beneficiary as it lacks the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the Factoring VIE’s economic performance. The activities which most significantly impact the Factoring VIE’s economic performance include committing the Factoring VIE to legal agreements to purchase or sell assets, selecting which receivables are purchased in the factoring arrangement, determining whether the Factoring VIE will sell interests in the purchased service receivables to other parties, and servicing of the receivables. While T-Mobile acts as the servicer of the sold receivables, which is considered a significant activity of the VIE, the Company is acting as an agent in its capacity as the servicer and the counterparty to the factoring arrangement has the ability to remove T-Mobile as the servicing agent of the receivables at will with no recourse available to T-Mobile. As the Company has determined it is not the primary beneficiary and does not hold any equity interest, the results of the Factoring VIE are not consolidated into the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

Sales of Receivables

The sales of receivables through the factoring arrangement are treated as sales of financial assets. Upon sale, T-Mobile derecognizes the receivables, as well as the related allowances, and recognizes the net proceeds in cash provided by operating activities.

The proceeds were net of a receivable for the remainder of the purchase price (“deferred purchase price”), which is received from collections on the service receivables. T-Mobile recognizes the deferred purchase price in cash provided by operating activities due to the short duration of the receivables sold and the nature of the related activity. The deferred purchase price represents a financial asset that can be settled in such a way that T-Mobile may not recover substantially all of its recorded investment due to the creditworthiness of customers. As a result, T-Mobile elected at inception to classify the deferred purchase price as a trading security carried at fair value with unrealized gains and losses from changes in fair value included in selling, general and administrative expense. The fair value of the deferred purchase price was determined based on a discounted cash flow model which uses unobservable inputs (Level 3 inputs), including customer default rates. Due to the short-term nature of the underlying financial assets, the carrying value approximated fair value. Other current assets, which primarily consisted of the deferred purchase price, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, and other current liabilities related to the factoring arrangement were held by the Factoring SPE.

The following table summarizes the impacts to the condensed consolidated balance sheets:
(in millions)
September 30,
2015
 
December 31,
2014
Derecognized net receivables
$
862

 
$
768

Net cash proceeds since inception
591

 
610

Other current assets
250

 
204

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
2

 
13

Other current liabilities
4

 
55


Net expenses resulting from the sales of receivables are recognized in selling, general and administrative expense. Prior to the sales of receivables, T-Mobile recognizes impairment charges, rather than bad debt expense, to reduce the receivables to fair value for estimated losses resulting from uncollectible balances. Net expenses also include any resulting gains or losses from the sales of receivables, unrealized gains and losses related to the deferred purchase price, and factoring fees. For the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, T-Mobile recognized net expenses of $26 million and $49 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, T-Mobile recognized net expenses of $139 million and $135 million, respectively.

Continuing Involvement

T-Mobile has continuing involvement with the sold receivables as it services the receivables and is required to repurchase certain receivables, including aged receivables and receivables where write-off is imminent, pursuant to the factoring arrangement. T-Mobile will continue to service the customer and their related receivables, including facilitating customer

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payment collection, in exchange for a monthly servicing fee. As the receivables are sold on a revolving basis, the customer payment collections are reinvested in new receivable sales. While servicing the receivables, the same policies and procedures are applied to the sold receivables that apply to owned receivables and T-Mobile continues to maintain normal relationships with its customers.

In addition, T-Mobile has continuing involvement related to the sold receivables as it may be responsible for absorbing additional credit losses pursuant to the agreement. The Company’s maximum exposure to loss related to the involvement with the Factoring VIE was $604 million as of September 30, 2015. The maximum exposure to loss, which is required disclosure under GAAP, represents an estimated loss that would be incurred under severe, hypothetical circumstances whereby the Company would not receive the portion of the contractual proceeds withheld by the Factoring VIE and would also be required to repurchase the maximum amount of receivables pursuant to the agreement without consideration for any recovery.  As T-Mobile believes the probability of these circumstances occurring is very remote, the maximum exposure to loss is not an indication of the Company’s expected loss.

Note 5 – Fair Value Measurements

Long-term Debt

The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt to third parties was determined based on quoted market prices in active markets, and therefore was classified as Level 1 in the fair value hierarchy. The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt to affiliates was determined based on a discounted cash flow approach which considers the future cash flows discounted at current rates. The approach includes an estimate for the stand-alone credit risk of T-Mobile. The Company’s long-term debt to affiliates was classified as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.

The carrying amounts and fair values of the Company’s long-term debt were as follows:
 
September 30, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
(in millions)
Carrying Amount
 
Fair Value
 
Carrying Amount
 
Fair Value
Long-term debt to third parties principal, excluding capital leases
$
15,600

 
$
15,512

 
$
15,600

 
$
16,034

Long-term debt to affiliates
5,600

 
5,784

 
5,600

 
5,780


Although the Company has determined the estimated fair value using available market information and commonly accepted valuation methodologies, considerable judgment was required in interpreting market data to develop fair value estimates for the long-term debt. The fair value estimates were based on information available as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014. As such, the Company’s estimates are not necessarily indicative of the amount the Company could realize in a current market exchange.


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Note 6 – Earnings (Loss) Per Share

The computation of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share was as follows:
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions, except shares and per share amounts)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Net income (loss)
$
138

 
$
(94
)
 
$
436

 
$
146

Dividends on preferred stock
(13
)
 

 
(41
)
 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders
$
125

 
$
(94
)
 
$
395

 
$
146

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic
815,069,272

 
807,221,761

 
811,783,620

 
804,572,685

Dilutive effect of outstanding stock options and unvested stock awards
6,947,948

 

 
8,731,128

 
8,935,142

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted
822,017,220

 
807,221,761

 
820,514,748

 
813,507,827

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (loss) per share - basic
$
0.15

 
$
(0.12
)
 
$
0.49

 
$
0.18

Earnings (loss) per share - diluted
$
0.15

 
$
(0.12
)
 
$
0.48

 
$
0.18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Potentially dilutive securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outstanding stock options and unvested stock awards
576,408

 
21,291,617

 
1,289,514

 
1,414,894

Preferred stock common stock equivalents
32,237,266

 

 
32,237,266

 


Potentially dilutive securities were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share for certain periods if to do so would have been antidilutive. In periods when the Company incurs a net loss, all outstanding stock options and unvested stock awards are excluded.  Unvested performance stock units were based on the number of shares ultimately expected to vest based on T-Mobile’s business performance against the specified performance goal.

Note 7 – Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments

Guarantee Liabilities

T-Mobile offers a device trade-in program, Just Upgrade My Phone (“JUMP!”), which provides eligible customers a specified-price trade-in right to upgrade their device.  For customers who enroll in the device trade-in program, the Company defers the portion of equipment revenues which represents the estimated value of the specified-price trade-in right guarantee.  When customers upgrade their devices, the difference between the trade-in credit to the customer and the fair value of the returned devices is recorded against the guarantee liabilities.  Guarantee liabilities included in other current liabilities were $221 million and $286 million as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.  The estimated EIP receivable balance if all enrolled handset upgrade program customers were to claim their benefit, not including any trade-in value of the required used handset, was $2.7 billion as of September 30, 2015. This is not an indication of the Company’s expected loss exposure as it does not consider the expected fair value of the used handset, which is required to be in good working condition at trade-in, nor does it consider the probability and timing of trade-in.

Contingencies and Litigation

T-Mobile is involved in various lawsuits, claims, investigations and proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business, which include numerous court actions alleging that T-Mobile is infringing various patents. Virtually all of the patent infringement cases are brought by non-practicing entities and effectively seek only monetary damages, although they occasionally seek injunctive relief as well. The matters described above have progressed to various stages and a small number may go to trial in the coming 12 months if they are not otherwise resolved. T-Mobile has established an accrual with respect to certain of these matters, where appropriate, which is reflected in the condensed consolidated financial statements but that T-Mobile does not consider, individually or in the aggregate, material. An accrual is established when T-Mobile believes it is both probable that a loss has been incurred and an amount can be reasonably estimated. For other matters, where the Company has not determined that a loss is probable or because the amount of loss cannot be reasonably estimated, the Company has not recorded an accrual due to various factors typical in contested proceedings, including but not limited to: uncertainty concerning legal theories and their resolution by courts or regulators; uncertain damage theories and demands; and a less than fully developed factual record. While T-Mobile does not expect that the ultimate resolution of these proceedings, individually or in

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the aggregate will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position, an unfavorable outcome of some or all of these proceedings could have a material adverse impact on results of operations or cash flows for a particular period. This assessment is based on T-Mobile’s current understanding of relevant facts and circumstances. As such, T-Mobile’s view of these matters is subject to inherent uncertainties and may change in the future.

On April 4, 2012, T-Mobile was sued in a patent infringement case by Prism Technologies LLC (“Prism”), asserting claims relating to patents that Prism claims are related to authentication and use of the internet by T-Mobile’s network.  Trial in this case began on October 13, 2015, and a verdict is expected during the week beginning October 26, 2015.  Prism has submitted an expert damages report in which it claims up to $114.9 million in damages.  Should the jury reach a verdict of infringement, T-Mobile intends to challenge and seek to overturn the verdict in post-trial proceedings and, if necessary, by appealing the verdict to the Federal Circuit.  The Company does not believe that a loss is probable or that the amount of a loss can be reasonably estimated at this time, and does not expect that the ultimate resolution of this case will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Note 8 – Additional Financial Information

Network Decommissioning Costs

Prior to the closing of the business combination with MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (“MetroPCS”), T-Mobile developed integration plans which included the decommissioning of the MetroPCS Code Division Multiple Access (“CDMA”) network and certain other redundant network cell sites. In 2014, T-Mobile began decommissioning the MetroPCS CDMA network and redundant network cell sites. As of the third quarter of 2015, T-Mobile has ceased use of the MetroPCS CDMA network. Network decommissioning costs primarily relate to the acceleration of lease costs for decommissioned cell sites for which T-Mobile has ceased use and will no longer receive any economic benefit as the cell site assets are removed. Accrued liabilities for network decommissioning costs will be relieved as cash payments are made over the remaining lease terms through 2028. In addition, network decommissioning costs include the write off of certain items related to certain cell sites, which consist of prepaid rent expense, favorable leases, construction in progress, unfavorable leases and deferred rent expense. T-Mobile intends to remove the remaining cell site assets and incur additional network decommissioning costs in the range of $125 million to $225 million, a majority of which are expected to be recognized through the rest of 2015.

Network decommissioning costs, including effects of certain items, were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Network decommissioning costs, including effects of certain items
$
193

 
$
97

 
$
355

 
$
97


Activities in liabilities for network decommissioning costs were as follows:
(in millions)
September 30,
2015
Balances, beginning of period
$
239

Network decommissioning costs, excluding effects of certain items
331

Cash payments
(126
)
Balances, end of period
$
444

 
 
Classified on the balance sheet as:
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
$
148

Other long-term liabilities
296

Network decommissioning liabilities
$
444


In addition, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, T-Mobile settled asset retirement obligations of $91 million, in connection with the decommissioning of certain cell sites.

Income Taxes

Income tax expense was $100 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and income tax benefit was $117 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. Income tax expense was $61 million and $67 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The effective income tax rate was 42.0% and 55.5% for the three months

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ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and 12.3% and 31.5% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The decreases in the effective income tax rate were primarily due to the impact of discrete income tax items recognized in 2015, including recent changes in state and local income tax laws and the recognition of certain federal tax credits, partially offset by increases in the effective tax rate due to changes in net unrecognized tax benefits associated with state and local income tax items. 

Supplemental Statements of Cash Flows Information

The following table summarizes T-Mobile’s supplemental cash flows information:
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions)
2015
 
2014
Interest and income tax payments:
 
 
 
Interest payments, net of amounts capitalized
$
969

 
$
1,008

Income tax payments
41

 
23

Noncash investing and financing activities:
 
 
 
Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities for purchases of property and equipment
94

 
235

Leased devices transferred from inventory to property and equipment, net of returns
822

 

Issuance of short-term debt for financing of property and equipment purchases
500

 
256

Assets acquired under capital lease obligations
309

 
73


Note 9 – Guarantor Financial Information

Pursuant to the applicable indentures and supplemental indentures, the long-term debt, excluding capital leases, issued by T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“Issuer”) is fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior unsecured basis by T-Mobile (“Parent”) and certain of the Issuer’s 100% owned subsidiaries (“Guarantor Subsidiaries”). The guarantees of the Guarantor Subsidiaries are subject to release in limited circumstances only upon the occurrence of certain customary conditions. The indentures governing the long-term debt contain covenants that, among other things, limit the ability of the Issuer and the Guarantor Subsidiaries to: incur more debt; pay dividends and make distributions; make certain investments; repurchase stock; create liens or other encumbrances; enter into transactions with affiliates; enter into transactions that restrict dividends or distributions from subsidiaries; and merge, consolidate, or sell, or otherwise dispose of, substantially all of their assets. Certain provisions of each of the indentures and the supplemental indentures relating to the long-term debt restrict the ability of the Issuer to loan funds or make payments to Parent. However, the Issuer and Guarantor Subsidiaries are allowed to make certain permitted payments to the Parent under the terms of the indentures and the supplemental indentures.

Presented below is the condensed consolidating financial information as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet Information
September 30, 2015
(in millions)
Parent
 
Issuer
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Consolidating and Eliminating Adjustments
 
Consolidated
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
390

 
$
888

 
$
1,300

 
$
55

 
$

 
$
2,633

Accounts receivable, net

 

 
1,597

 
213

 

 
1,810

Equipment installment plan receivables, net

 

 
3,397

 

 

 
3,397

Accounts receivable from affiliates

 

 
32

 

 

 
32

Inventories

 

 
1,236

 

 

 
1,236

Deferred tax assets, net

 

 
1,658

 

 

 
1,658

Other current assets

 

 
1,611

 
279

 

 
1,890

Total current assets
390

 
888

 
10,831

 
547

 

 
12,656

Property and equipment, net (1)

 

 
17,627

 
474

 

 
18,101

Goodwill

 

 
1,683

 

 

 
1,683

Spectrum licenses

 

 
23,646

 

 

 
23,646

Other intangible assets, net

 

 
662

 

 

 
662

Investments in subsidiaries, net
15,863

 
31,618

 

 

 
(47,481
)
 

Intercompany receivables

 
5,275

 

 

 
(5,275
)
 

Equipment installment plan receivables due after one year, net

 

 
1,374

 

 

 
1,374

Other assets
2

 
17

 
322

 
162

 
(152
)
 
351

Total assets
$
16,255

 
$
37,798

 
$
56,145

 
$
1,183

 
$
(52,908
)
 
$
58,473

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
$

 
$
246

 
$
7,010

 
$
218

 
$

 
$
7,474

Current payables to affiliates

 
144

 
52

 

 

 
196

Short-term debt

 

 
114

 

 

 
114

Deferred revenue

 

 
649

 

 

 
649

Other current liabilities

 

 
406

 
4

 

 
410

Total current liabilities

 
390

 
8,231

 
222

 

 
8,843

Long-term debt

 
15,859

 
583

 

 

 
16,442

Long-term debt to affiliates

 
5,600

 

 

 

 
5,600

Long-term financial obligation (1)

 

 
272

 
2,256

 

 
2,528

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 
5,718

 

 
(152
)
 
5,566

Deferred rents

 

 
2,447

 

 

 
2,447

Negative carrying value of subsidiaries, net

 

 
708

 

 
(708
)
 

Intercompany payables
3

 

 
5,128

 
144

 
(5,275
)
 

Other long-term liabilities

 
86

 
709

 

 

 
795

Total long-term liabilities
3

 
21,545

 
15,565

 
2,400

 
(6,135
)
 
33,378

Total stockholders' equity
16,252

 
15,863

 
32,349

 
(1,439
)
 
(46,773
)
 
16,252

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$
16,255

 
$
37,798

 
$
56,145

 
$
1,183

 
$
(52,908
)
 
$
58,473


(1) 
Assets and liabilities for Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries are primarily included in VIEs related to the Tower Transaction. See Note 9 – Tower Transaction and Related Long-Term Financial Obligation included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet Information
December 31, 2014
(in millions)
Parent
 
Issuer
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Consolidating and Eliminating Adjustments
 
Consolidated
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,278

 
$
2,246

 
$
697

 
$
94

 
$

 
$
5,315

Accounts receivable, net

 

 
1,817

 
48

 

 
1,865

Equipment installment plan receivables, net

 

 
3,062

 

 

 
3,062

Accounts receivable from affiliates

 

 
76

 

 

 
76

Inventories

 

 
1,085

 

 

 
1,085

Deferred tax assets, net

 

 
988

 

 

 
988

Other current assets

 
3

 
1,341

 
249

 

 
1,593

Total current assets
2,278

 
2,249

 
9,066

 
391

 

 
13,984

Property and equipment, net (1)

 

 
15,708

 
537

 

 
16,245

Goodwill

 

 
1,683

 

 

 
1,683

Spectrum licenses

 

 
21,955

 

 

 
21,955

Other intangible assets, net

 

 
870

 

 

 
870

Investments in subsidiaries, net
13,470

 
30,385

 

 

 
(43,855
)
 

Intercompany receivables

 
2,773

 

 

 
(2,773
)
 

Equipment installment plan receivables due after one year, net

 

 
1,628

 

 

 
1,628

Other assets
2

 
17

 
259

 
124

 
(114
)
 
288

Total assets
$
15,750

 
$
35,424

 
$
51,169

 
$
1,052

 
$
(46,742
)
 
$
56,653

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
$

 
$
349

 
$
6,914

 
$
101

 
$

 
$
7,364

Current payables to affiliates

 
56

 
175

 

 

 
231

Short-term debt

 
63

 
24

 

 

 
87

Deferred revenue

 

 
459

 

 

 
459

Other current liabilities

 

 
580

 
55

 

 
635

Total current liabilities

 
468

 
8,152

 
156

 

 
8,776

Long-term debt

 
15,886

 
387

 

 

 
16,273

Long-term debt to affiliates

 
5,600

 

 

 

 
5,600

Long-term financial obligation (1)

 

 
271

 
2,250

 

 
2,521

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 
4,987

 

 
(114
)
 
4,873

Deferred rents

 

 
2,331

 

 

 
2,331

Negative carrying value of subsidiaries, net

 

 
780

 

 
(780
)
 

Intercompany payables
87

 

 
2,589

 
97

 
(2,773
)
 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 
616

 

 

 
616

Total long-term liabilities
87

 
21,486

 
11,961

 
2,347

 
(3,667
)
 
32,214

Total stockholders' equity
15,663

 
13,470

 
31,056

 
(1,451
)
 
(43,075
)
 
15,663

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$
15,750

 
$
35,424

 
$
51,169

 
$
1,052

 
$
(46,742
)
 
$
56,653


(1) 
Assets and liabilities for Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries are primarily included in VIEs related to the Tower Transaction. See Note 9 – Tower Transaction and Related Long-Term Financial Obligation included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.


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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) Information
Three Months Ended September 30, 2015
(in millions)
Parent
 
Issuer
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Consolidating and Eliminating Adjustments
 
Consolidated
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service revenues
$

 
$

 
$
6,029

 
$
428

 
$
(155
)
 
$
6,302

Equipment revenues

 

 
1,546

 

 
(130
)
 
1,416

Other revenues

 

 
92

 
42

 
(3
)
 
131

Total revenues

 

 
7,667

 
470

 
(288
)
 
7,849

Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below

 

 
1,372

 
6

 

 
1,378

Cost of equipment sales

 

 
1,928

 
188

 
(131
)
 
1,985

Selling, general and administrative

 

 
2,601

 
180

 
(157
)
 
2,624

Depreciation and amortization

 

 
1,137

 
20

 

 
1,157

Cost of MetroPCS business combination

 

 
193

 

 

 
193

Gains on disposal of spectrum licenses

 

 
(1
)
 

 

 
(1
)
Total operating expenses

 

 
7,230

 
394

 
(288
)
 
7,336

Operating income

 

 
437

 
76

 

 
513

Other income (expense)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense to affiliates

 
(121
)
 

 

 

 
(121
)
Interest expense

 
(205
)
 
(10
)
 
(47
)
 

 
(262
)
Interest income

 

 
109

 

 

 
109

Other expense, net

 
(1
)
 

 

 

 
(1
)
Total other income (expense), net

 
(327
)
 
99

 
(47
)
 

 
(275
)
Income (loss) before income taxes

 
(327
)
 
536

 
29

 

 
238

Income tax expense

 

 
82

 
18

 

 
100

Earnings (loss) of subsidiaries
138

 
465

 
(10
)
 

 
(593
)
 

Net income
138

 
138

 
444

 
11

 
(593
)
 
138

Dividends on preferred stock
(13
)
 

 

 

 

 
(13
)
Net income attributable to common stockholders
$
125

 
$
138

 
$
444

 
$
11

 
$
(593
)
 
$
125

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax
(2
)
 
(2
)
 
(2
)
 

 
4

 
(2
)
Total comprehensive income
$
136

 
$
136

 
$
442

 
$
11

 
$
(589
)
 
$
136



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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) Information
Three Months Ended September 30, 2014
(in millions)
Parent
 
Issuer
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Consolidating and Eliminating Adjustments
 
Consolidated
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service revenues
$

 
$

 
$
5,449

 
$
346

 
$
(111
)
 
$
5,684

Equipment revenues

 

 
1,697

 

 
(136
)
 
1,561

Other revenues

 

 
74

 
34

 
(3
)
 
105

Total revenues

 

 
7,220

 
380

 
(250
)
 
7,350

Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below

 

 
1,483

 
5

 

 
1,488

Cost of equipment sales

 

 
2,245

 
209

 
(146
)
 
2,308

Selling, general and administrative

 

 
2,248

 
139

 
(104
)
 
2,283

Depreciation and amortization

 

 
1,118

 
20

 

 
1,138

Cost of MetroPCS business combination

 

 
97

 

 

 
97

Gains on disposal of spectrum licenses

 

 
(13
)
 

 

 
(13
)
Total operating expenses

 

 
7,178

 
373

 
(250
)
 
7,301

Operating income

 

 
42

 
7

 

 
49

Other income (expense)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense to affiliates

 
(83
)
 

 

 

 
(83
)
Interest expense

 
(204
)
 
(11
)
 
(45
)
 

 
(260
)
Interest income

 

 
97

 

 

 
97

Other income (expense), net

 
(17
)
 
3

 

 

 
(14
)
Total other income (expense), net

 
(304
)
 
89

 
(45
)
 

 
(260
)
Income (loss) before income taxes

 
(304
)
 
131

 
(38
)
 

 
(211
)
Income tax benefit

 

 
(103
)
 
(14
)
 

 
(117
)
Earnings (loss) of subsidiaries
(94
)
 
110

 
(13
)
 

 
(3
)
 

Net income (loss)
$
(94
)
 
$
(194
)
 
$
221

 
$
(24
)
 
$
(3
)
 
$
(94
)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax
1

 
1

 
1

 

 
(2
)
 
1

Total comprehensive income (loss)
$
(93
)
 
$
(193
)
 
$
222

 
$
(24
)
 
$
(5
)
 
$
(93
)























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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) Information
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015
(in millions)
Parent
 
Issuer
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Consolidating and Eliminating Adjustments
 
Consolidated
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service revenues
$

 
$

 
$
17,470

 
$
1,227

 
$
(432
)
 
$
18,265

Equipment revenues

 

 
5,507

 

 
(325
)
 
5,182

Other revenues

 

 
243

 
126

 
(10
)
 
359

Total revenues

 

 
23,220

 
1,353

 
(767
)
 
23,806

Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below

 

 
4,152

 
18

 

 
4,170

Cost of equipment sales

 

 
7,120

 
531

 
(326
)
 
7,325

Selling, general and administrative

 

 
7,347

 
528

 
(441
)
 
7,434

Depreciation and amortization

 

 
3,256

 
63

 

 
3,319

Cost of MetroPCS business combination

 

 
355

 

 

 
355

Gains on disposal of spectrum licenses

 

 
(24
)
 

 

 
(24
)
Total operating expenses

 

 
22,206

 
1,140

 
(767
)
 
22,579

Operating income