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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2019
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from _________ to _____________
 
 
 
 
 

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Exact name of registrant
as specified in its charter
 
State or other
jurisdiction of 
incorporation or organization
 
Commission
File Number
 
I.R.S. Employer Identification No.
 
 
 
Windstream Holdings, Inc.
 
Delaware
 
001-32422
 
46-2847717
Windstream Services, LLC
 
Delaware
 
001-36093
 
20-0792300

 
 
 
 
 
 
4001 Rodney Parham Road
 
 
 
 
Little Rock,
Arkansas
72212
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(501)
748-7000
 
 
 
(Registrants’ telephone number, including area code)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: NONE

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.  
Windstream Holdings, Inc.
Yes

No
 
Windstream Services, LLC
Yes
No
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files).
Windstream Holdings, Inc.
Yes
No
 
Windstream Services, LLC
Yes
No
 
 



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:
Windstream Holdings, Inc.
 
 
Large accelerated filer
 
Accelerated filer
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
Smaller reporting company
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Windstream Services, LLC
 
 
Large accelerated filer 
 
Accelerated filer
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
Smaller reporting company
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Windstream Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
Windstream Services, LLC
 
 
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Windstream Holdings, Inc.
Yes
No
 
Windstream Services, LLC
Yes
No
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Sections 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court.
Windstream Holdings, Inc.
Yes
No
 
Windstream Services, LLC
Yes
No
 

As of May 14, 2020, 43,018,736 shares of common stock of Windstream Holdings, Inc. were outstanding. Windstream Holdings, Inc. holds a 100 percent interest in Windstream Services, LLC.

This Form 10-Q is a combined quarterly report being filed separately by two registrants: Windstream Holdings, Inc. and Windstream Services, LLC. Windstream Services, LLC is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Windstream Holdings, Inc. Unless the context indicates otherwise, the use of the terms “Windstream,” “we,” “us” or “our” shall refer to Windstream Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Windstream Services, LLC, and the term “Windstream Services” shall refer to Windstream Services, LLC and its subsidiaries.




Table of Contents


WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS, INC.
WINDSTREAM SERVICES, LLC
FORM 10-Q
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Page No.
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
*
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
*
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
*
Item 5.
Other Information
*
Item 6.
 _____________
*
No reportable information under this item.





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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS, INC.
WINDSTREAM SERVICES, LLC
FORM 10-Q
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION


Item 1Financial Statements

WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS, INC.
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
 
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
(Millions, except per share amounts)
 
2019

 
2018

 
2019

 
2018

Revenues and sales:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service revenues
 
$
1,270.2

 
$
1,424.6

 
$
2,572.4

 
$
2,860.0

Product sales
 
16.3

 
19.8

 
34.7

 
38.7

Total revenues and sales
 
1,286.5

 
1,444.4

 
2,607.1

 
2,898.7

Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services (exclusive of depreciation and amortization
   included below)
 
852.1

 
722.8

 
1,713.2

 
1,459.7

Cost of products sold
 
15.2

 
18.2

 
32.1

 
35.0

Selling, general and administrative
 
185.9

 
224.5

 
384.2

 
453.3

Depreciation and amortization
 
276.0

 
370.7

 
547.5

 
752.5

Goodwill impairment
 
373.3

 

 
2,712.3

 

Merger, integration and other costs
 
0.8

 
14.1

 
5.4

 
21.4

Restructuring charges
 
6.1

 
5.8

 
16.6

 
19.5

Total costs and expenses
 
1,709.4

 
1,356.1

 
5,411.3

 
2,741.4

Operating (loss) income
 
(422.9
)
 
88.3

 
(2,804.2
)
 
157.3

Other (expense) income, net
 
(9.2
)
 
12.0

 
(10.2
)
 
9.7

Reorganization items, net
 
(85.4
)
 

 
(190.3
)
 

Interest expense (contractual interest for the three and six
   months ended June 30, 2019 of $130.3 and $236.5,
   respectively)
 
(80.8
)
 
(224.4
)
 
(172.7
)
 
(447.5
)
Loss before income taxes
 
(598.3
)
 
(124.1
)
 
(3,177.4
)
 
(280.5
)
Income tax benefit
 
54.2

 
30.4

 
323.0

 
65.4

Net loss
 
$
(544.1
)
 
$
(93.7
)
 
$
(2,854.4
)
 
$
(215.1
)
Basic and diluted loss per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss
 

($12.76
)
 

($2.30
)
 

($66.98
)
 

($5.51
)












See the accompanying notes to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS, INC.
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)
 
 
Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
(Millions)
 
2019

 
2018

 
2019

 
2018

Net loss
 
$
(544.1
)
 
$
(93.7
)
 
$
(2,854.4
)
 
$
(215.1
)
Other comprehensive (loss) income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gains (losses) on designated interest rate swaps
 

 
4.9

 
(3.2
)
 
19.7

Amortization of net unrealized (gains) losses on
   de-designated interest rate swaps
 
(3.0
)
 
0.8

 
(4.2
)
 
1.7

Income tax benefit (expense)
 
0.8

 
(1.5
)
 
1.9

 
(5.5
)
Change in interest rate swaps
 
(2.2
)
 
4.2

 
(5.5
)
 
15.9

Pension and postretirement plans:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prior service credit arising during the period
 

 
2.7

 

 
2.7

Change in net actuarial (loss) gain for employee benefit
   plans
 
(0.2
)
 
5.4

 
(0.2
)
 
5.4

Amounts included in net periodic benefit cost:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of net actuarial loss
 

 

 

 
0.1

Amortization of prior service credits
 
(0.3
)
 
(1.3
)
 
(0.7
)
 
(2.6
)
Income tax benefit (expense)
 
0.1

 
(0.9
)
 
0.2

 
(0.6
)
Change in pension and postretirement plans
 
(0.4
)
 
5.9

 
(0.7
)
 
5.0

Other comprehensive (loss) income
 
(2.6
)
 
10.1

 
(6.2
)
 
20.9

Comprehensive loss
 
$
(546.7
)
 
$
(83.6
)
 
$
(2,860.6
)
 
$
(194.2
)




























See the accompanying notes to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS, INC.
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(Millions, except par value)
 
June 30,
2019

 
December 31,
2018

Assets
 
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
462.7

 
$
355.7

Restricted cash
 
7.8

 
5.3

Accounts receivable (less allowance for doubtful
 
 
 
 
accounts of $49.7 and $24.8, respectively)
 
573.5

 
653.1

Inventories
 
76.6

 
82.4

Prepaid expenses and other
 
218.6

 
159.7

Total current assets
 
1,339.2

 
1,256.2

Goodwill
 
61.4

 
2,773.7

Other intangibles, net
 
1,152.7

 
1,213.1

Net property, plant and equipment
 
3,569.0

 
4,920.9

Operating lease right-of-use assets
 
4,125.5

 

Other assets
 
79.5

 
94.0

Total Assets
 
$
10,327.3

 
$
10,257.9

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Deficit
 
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
 
$
500.0

 
$
5,728.1

Current portion of long-term lease obligations
 

 
4,570.3

Accounts payable
 
241.5

 
503.6

Advance payments
 
163.1

 
180.6

Accrued taxes
 
59.1

 
87.4

Other current liabilities
 
184.3

 
387.7

Total current liabilities
 
1,148.0

 
11,457.7

Deferred income taxes
 

 
104.3

Other liabilities
 
26.0

 
615.2

Liabilities subject to compromise
 
10,919.7

 

Total liabilities
 
12,093.7

 
12,177.2

Commitments and Contingencies (See Note 16)
 


 


Shareholders’ Deficit:
 
 
 
 
Common stock, $.0001 par value, 75.0 shares authorized,
 
 
 
 
43.0 and 42.9 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
 

 

Additional paid-in capital
 
1,250.9

 
1,250.4

Accumulated other comprehensive income
 
29.4

 
35.6

Accumulated deficit
 
(3,046.7
)
 
(3,205.3
)
Total shareholders’ deficit
 
(1,766.4
)
 
(1,919.3
)
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Deficit
 
$
10,327.3

 
$
10,257.9










See the accompanying notes to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS, INC.
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
 
 
Six Months Ended
June 30,
(Millions)
 
2019

 
2018

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
Net loss
 
$
(2,854.4
)
 
$
(215.1
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided from operations:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
547.5

 
752.5

Provision for doubtful accounts
 
42.8

 
15.2

Share-based compensation expense
 
0.3

 
18.4

Non-cash reorganization items, net
 
55.9

 

Deferred income taxes
 
(322.2
)
 
(64.7
)
Goodwill impairment
 
2,712.3

 

DIP Facility issuance costs expensed
 
23.4

 

Other, net
 
14.4

 
4.3

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
 
(22.8
)
 
5.8

Prepaid expenses and other
 
(82.3
)
 
2.6

Accounts payable
 
197.2

 
17.2

Accrued interest
 
(10.0
)
 
9.9

Accrued taxes
 
(8.1
)
 
(9.3
)
Other current liabilities
 
(8.4
)
 
(18.7
)
Other liabilities
 
8.9

 
7.0

Other, net
 
(0.6
)
 
14.6

Net cash provided from operating activities
 
293.9

 
539.7

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
 
 
 
 
Additions to property, plant and equipment
 
(407.4
)
 
(406.3
)
Acquisition, net of cash acquired
 

 
(37.6
)
Other, net
 
(8.3
)
 
(8.8
)
Net cash used in investing activities
 
(415.7
)
 
(452.7
)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from stock issuance
 

 
11.1

Repayments of debt and swaps
 
(372.4
)
 
(413.1
)
Proceeds from debt issuance
 
655.0

 
450.0

Debt issuance costs
 
(23.4
)
 
(11.6
)
Payments under long-term lease obligations
 

 
(91.4
)
Payments under finance and capital lease obligations
 
(27.2
)
 
(27.7
)
Other, net
 
(0.7
)
 
(2.4
)
Net cash provided from (used in) financing activities
 
231.3

 
(85.1
)
Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
 
109.5

 
1.9

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash:
 
 
 
 
Beginning of period
 
361.0

 
43.4

End of period
 
$
470.5

 
$
45.3

Supplemental Cash Flow Disclosures:
 
 
 
 
Interest paid, net of interest capitalized
 
$
184.6

 
$
428.9

Income taxes (refunded) paid, net
 
$

 
$
(15.1
)
Reorganization items paid
 
$
76.2

 
$


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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS, INC.
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (UNAUDITED)
(Millions, except per share amounts)
 
Additional
Paid-In
Capital
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
 
Accumulated Deficit
 
Total
Balance at December 31, 2018
 
$
1,250.4

 
$
35.6

 
$
(3,205.3
)
 
$
(1,919.3
)
Cumulative effect adjustments, net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Adoption of ASU 2016-02 (See Note 1)
 

 

 
3,013.0

 
3,013.0

Net loss
 

 

 
(2,310.3
)
 
(2,310.3
)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change in pension and postretirement plans
 

 
(0.3
)
 

 
(0.3
)
Amortization of net unrealized gains on de-designated
   interest rate swaps
 

 
(0.9
)
 

 
(0.9
)
Change in designated interest rate swaps
 

 
(2.4
)
 

 
(2.4
)
Comprehensive loss
 

 
(3.6
)
 
(2,310.3
)
 
(2,313.9
)
Share-based compensation
 
2.4

 

 

 
2.4

Taxes withheld on vested restricted stock and other
 
(0.4
)
 

 

 
(0.4
)
Balance at March 31, 2019
 
$
1,252.4

 
$
32.0

 
$
(2,502.6
)
 
$
(1,218.2
)
Net loss
 

 

 
(544.1
)
 
(544.1
)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change in pension and postretirement plans
 

 
(0.4
)
 

 
(0.4
)
Amortization of net unrealized gains on de-designated
   interest rate swaps
 

 
(2.2
)
 

 
(2.2
)
Changes in designated interest rate swaps
 

 

 

 

Comprehensive loss
 

 
(2.6
)
 
(544.1
)
 
(546.7
)
Share-based compensation
 
(1.6
)
 

 

 
(1.6
)
Taxes withheld on vested restricted stock and other
 
0.1

 

 

 
0.1

Balance at June 30, 2019
 
$
1,250.9

 
$
29.4

 
$
(3,046.7
)
 
$
(1,766.4
)






















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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS, INC.
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (UNAUDITED)
(Millions, except per share amounts)
 
Additional
Paid-In
Capital
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
 
Accumulated Deficit
 
Total
Balance at December 31, 2017
 
$
1,191.9

 
$
21.4

 
$
(2,512.2
)
 
$
(1,298.9
)
Cumulative effect adjustments, net of tax: