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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 MARCH 31, 2012

 

¨ 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

001- 09645

CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Texas   74-1787539

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

200 East Basse Road

San Antonio, Texas

  78209
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(210) 822-2828

(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  ¨    No  x

Pursuant to the terms of its bond indentures, the registrant is a voluntary filer of reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and has filed all such reports as required by its bond indentures during the preceding 12 months.

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 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer  ¨    Accelerated filer  ¨    Non-accelerated filer  x    Smaller reporting company  ¨

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

  

Outstanding at April 30, 2012

Common stock, $.001 par value    500,000,000

The registrant meets the conditions set forth in General Instructions H(1)(a) and (b) of Form 10-Q and is therefore filing this form in a reduced disclosure format permitted by General Instruction H(2).


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CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

INDEX

 

         Page No.  
Part I Financial Information   

Item 1.

  Financial Statements of Clear Channel Capital I, LLC (parent company and guarantor of debt of Clear Channel Communications, Inc.)      2   
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011      2   
  Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011      3   
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011      4   
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements      5   

Item 2.

  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      22   

Item 3.

  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk      34   

Item 4.

  Controls and Procedures      34   

Part II – Other Information

  

Item 1.

  Legal Proceedings      35   

Item 1A.

  Risk Factors      36   

Item 2.

  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds (intentionally omitted pursuant to General Instruction H(2)(b) of Form 10-Q)      37   

Item 3.

  Defaults Upon Senior Securities (intentionally omitted pursuant to General Instruction H(2)(b) of Form 10-Q)      37   

Item 4.

  Mine Safety Disclosures      37   

Item 5.

  Other Information      37   

Item 6.

  Exhibits      38   

Signatures

     40   

 

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PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF CLEAR CHANNEL CAPITAL I, LLC

CLEAR CHANNEL CAPITAL I, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(In thousands)    March 31,
2012
    (Unaudited)    
        December 31,    
2011
 

CURRENT ASSETS

    

Cash and cash equivalents

     $ 1,326,061          $ 1,228,682     

Accounts receivable, net

     1,254,938          1,399,135     

Other current assets

     386,346          357,468     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     2,967,345          2,985,285     

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

    

Structures, net

     1,944,443          1,950,437     

Other property, plant and equipment, net

     1,108,565          1,112,890     

INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL

    

Definite-lived intangibles, net

     1,948,052          2,017,760     

Indefinite-lived intangibles

     3,517,427          3,517,071     

Goodwill

     4,196,010          4,186,718     

OTHER ASSETS

    

Other assets

     807,501          771,878     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

     $ 16,489,343          $ 16,542,039     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

    

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     $ 817,401          $ 856,727     

Accrued interest

     77,386          160,361     

Current portion of long-term debt

     311,726          268,638     

Deferred income

     210,739          143,236     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     1,417,252          1,428,962     

Long-term debt

     20,380,379          19,938,531     

Deferred income taxes

     1,854,679          1,938,599     

Other long-term liabilities

     639,589          707,888     

Commitments and contingent liabilities (Note 6)

    

MEMBER’S DEFICIT

    

Noncontrolling interest

     284,469          521,794     

Member’s interest

     2,125,790          2,129,575     

Retained deficit

     (10,000,896)         (9,857,267)    

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (211,919)         (266,043)    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Member’s Deficit

     (7,802,556)         (7,471,941)    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Member’s Deficit

     $ 16,489,343          $     16,542,039     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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CLEAR CHANNEL CAPITAL I, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(UNAUDITED)

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2012     2011  

Revenue

     $       1,360,723          $       1,320,826     

Operating expenses:

    

Direct operating expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)

     614,434          584,069     

Selling, general and administrative expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)

     423,628          372,710     

Corporate expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)

     69,198          52,347     

Depreciation and amortization

     175,366          183,711     

Other operating income – net

     3,124          16,714     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     81,221          144,703     

Interest expense

     374,016          369,666     

Equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates

     3,555          2,975     

Other expense – net

     (16,273)         (2,036)    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

     (305,513)         (224,024)    

Income tax benefit

     157,398          92,661     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated net loss

     (148,115)         (131,363)    

Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest

     (4,486)         469     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to the Company

     $ (143,629)         $ (131,832)    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:

    

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     37,089          39,307     

Unrealized gain on securities and derivatives:

    

Unrealized holding gain on marketable securities

     12,048          2,952     

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

     8,579          13,342     

Reclassification adjustment

     63          89     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

     57,779          55,690     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive loss

     (85,850)         (76,142)    

Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest

     3,655          6,698     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive loss attributable to the Company

     $ (89,505)         $ (82,840)    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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CLEAR CHANNEL CAPITAL I, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012      2011  

Cash flows from operating activities:

     

Consolidated net loss

     $ (148,115)          $ (131,363)    

Reconciling items:

     

Depreciation and amortization

     175,366           183,711     

Deferred taxes

     (98,438)          (60,666)    

Gain on disposal of operating assets

     (3,124)          (16,714)    

Loss on extinguishment of debt

     15,167           5,721     

Provision for doubtful accounts

     4,704           4,717     

Share-based compensation

     6,897           2,291     

Equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates

     (3,555)          (2,975)    

Amortization of deferred financing charges and note discounts, net

     45,031           56,858     

Other reconciling items – net

     9,176           4,944     

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

     

Decrease in accounts receivable

     152,268           127,469     

Increase in deferred income

     63,995           59,231     

Decrease in accrued expenses

     (44,888)          (152,070)    

Decrease in accounts payable and other liabilities

     (73,757)          (65,334)    

Decrease in accrued interest

     (82,988)          (45,683)    

Changes in other operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and dispositions

     (21,935)          (95,446)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used for operating activities

     (4,196)          (125,309)    

Cash flows from investing activities:

     

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

     (72,647)          (63,969)    

Purchases of other operating assets

     (2,911)          (11,226)    

Proceeds from disposal of assets

     7,792           42,328     

Change in other – net

     (2,879)          99     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used for investing activities

     (70,645)          (32,768)    

Cash flows from financing activities:

     

Draws on credit facilities

     603,492           10,000     

Payments on credit facilities

     (1,918,051)          (137,300)    

Proceeds from long-term debt

     2,200,000           1,001,604     

Payments on long-term debt

     (433,460)          (1,123,519)    

Dividends paid

     (244,734)          —     

Change in other – net

     (35,027)          (2,830)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

     172,220           (252,045)    

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     97,379           (410,122)    

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     1,228,682           1,920,926     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

     $       1,326,061           $       1,510,804     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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CLEAR CHANNEL CAPITAL I, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Preparation of Interim Financial Statements

As permitted by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the unaudited financial statements and related footnotes included in Item 1 of Part I of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are those of Clear Channel Capital I, LLC (the “Company” or the “Parent Company”), the direct parent of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., a Texas corporation (“Clear Channel” or the “Subsidiary Issuer”), and contain certain footnote disclosures regarding the financial information of Clear Channel and Clear Channel’s domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries that guarantee certain of Clear Channel’s outstanding indebtedness.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements were prepared by the “Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC and, in the opinion of management, include all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the results of the interim periods shown. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such SEC rules and regulations. Management believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. Due to seasonality and other factors, the results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. The financial statements contained herein should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries. Also included in the consolidated financial statements are entities for which the Company has a controlling financial interest or is the primary beneficiary. Investments in companies in which the Company owns 20 percent to 50 percent of the voting common stock or otherwise exercises significant influence over operating and financial policies of the Company are accounted for under the equity method. All significant intercompany transactions are eliminated in the consolidation process. Certain prior-period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the 2012 presentation.

During the first quarter of 2012, and in connection with the appointment of the new chief executive officer of the Company’s indirect subsidiary, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc (“CCOH”), the Company reevaluated its segment reporting and determined that its Latin American operations were more appropriately aligned with the operations of its International outdoor advertising segment. As a result, the operations of Latin America are no longer reflected within the Company’s Americas outdoor advertising segment and are currently included in the results of its International outdoor advertising segment. Accordingly, the Company has restated the corresponding segment disclosures for prior periods.

Information Regarding the Company

The Company is a limited liability company organized under Delaware law, with all of its interests being held by Clear Channel Capital II, LLC, a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (“CCMH”). CCMH was formed in May 2007 by private equity funds sponsored by Bain Capital Partners, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (together, the “Sponsors”) for the purpose of acquiring the business of Clear Channel. The acquisition (the “acquisition” or the “merger”) was consummated on July 30, 2008 pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated November 16, 2006, as amended on April 18, 2007, May 17, 2007 and May 13, 2008 (the “Merger Agreement”).

Omission of Per Share Information

Net loss per share information is not presented as Clear Channel Capital II, LLC is the sole member of the Company and owns 100% of the limited liability company interests. The Company does not have any publicly traded common stock or potential common stock.

 

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CLEAR CHANNEL CAPITAL I, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2 – PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL

Property, Plant and Equipment

The Company’s property, plant and equipment consisted of the following classes of assets at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

 

(In thousands)    March 31,      December 31,  
     2012      2011  

Land, buildings and improvements

     $       661,254           $       657,346     

Structures

     2,841,035           2,783,434     

Towers, transmitters and studio equipment

     404,123           400,832     

Furniture and other equipment

     376,785           365,137     

Construction in progress

     82,616           68,658     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     4,365,813           4,275,407     

Less: accumulated depreciation

     1,312,805           1,212,080     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

     $ 3,053,008           $ 3,063,327     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Definite-lived Intangible Assets

The Company has definite-lived intangible assets which consist primarily of transit and street furniture contracts, talent and representation contracts, customer and advertiser relationships, and site-leases, all of which are amortized over the respective lives of the agreements, or over the period of time the assets are expected to contribute directly or indirectly to the Company’s future cash flows. The Company periodically reviews the appropriateness of the amortization periods related to its definite-lived intangible assets. These assets are recorded at cost.

The following table presents the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization for each major class of definite-lived intangible assets at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively:

 

(In thousands)    March 31, 2012      December 31, 2011  
       Gross Carrying  
Amount
       Accumulated  
Amortization
       Gross Carrying  
Amount
       Accumulated  
Amortization
 

Transit, street furniture and other outdoor contractual rights

     $       786,624           $       356,247           $       773,238           $       329,563     

Customer / advertiser relationships

     1,210,244           436,846           1,210,269           409,794     

Talent contracts

     349,049           151,162           347,489           139,154     

Representation contracts

     236,953           146,137           237,451           137,058     

Other

     560,593           105,019           560,978           96,096     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     $ 3,143,463           $ 1,195,411           $ 3,129,425           $ 1,111,665     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total amortization expense related to definite-lived intangible assets was $75.3 million and $79.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

The following table presents the Company’s estimate of amortization expense for each of the five succeeding fiscal years for definite-lived intangible assets:

 

        (In thousands)       

        2013

   $       282,741   

        2014

     262,949   

        2015

     237,582   

        2016

     218,939   

        2017

     190,814   

 

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CLEAR CHANNEL CAPITAL I, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets

The Company’s indefinite-lived intangible assets consist of Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) broadcast licenses in its Media and Entertainment (“CCME”) segment and billboard permits in its Americas outdoor advertising (“Americas outdoor”) segment as follows:

 

(In thousands)    March 31,      December 31,  
     2012      2011  

FCC broadcast licenses

     $     2,410,317           $     2,411,367     

Billboard permits

     1,107,110           1,105,704     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total indefinite-lived intangible assets

     $ 3,517,427           $ 3,517,071     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Goodwill

The following table presents the changes in the carrying amount of goodwill in each of the Company’s reportable segments.

 

(In thousands)   CCME     Americas
Outdoor
 Advertising 
     International 
Outdoor
Advertising
    Other      Consolidated   

Balance as of December 31, 2010

   $   3,140,198       $   571,932        $     290,310        $     116,886        $   4,119,326     

Impairment

    —         —          (1,146)         —          (1,146)    

Acquisitions

    82,844         —          2,995          212          86,051     

Dispositions

    (10,542)        —          —          —          (10,542)    

Foreign currency

    —         —          (6,898)         —          (6,898)    

Other

    (73)        —          —          —          (73)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of December 31, 2011

   $ 3,212,427       $ 571,932        $ 285,261        $ 117,098        $ 4,186,718     

Acquisitions

    188         —          —          —          188     

Dispositions

    (58)        —          —          —          (58)    

Foreign currency

    —         —          9,180          —          9,180     

Other

    (18)        —          —          —          (18)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of March 31, 2012

   $ 3,212,539       $ 571,932        $ 294,441        $ 117,098        $ 4,196,010     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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CLEAR CHANNEL CAPITAL I, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 3 – LONG-TERM DEBT

Long-term debt at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 consisted of the following:

 

(In thousands)    March 31,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 

Senior Secured Credit Facilities:

     

Term Loan Facilities (1)

     $   10,328,873            $   10,493,847      

Revolving Credit Facility Due 2014

     10,000            1,325,550      

Delayed Draw Term Loan Facilities Due 2016

     961,407            976,776      

Receivables Based Facility Due 2014

     —            —      

Priority Guarantee Notes Due 2021

     1,750,000            1,750,000      

Other Secured Subsidiary Long-term Debt

     30,096            30,976      
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Consolidated Secured Debt

     13,080,376            14,577,149      

Senior Cash Pay Notes Due 2016

     796,250            796,250      

Senior Toggle Notes Due 2016

     829,831            829,831      

Clear Channel Senior Notes (2)

     1,748,564            1,998,415      

Subsidiary Senior Notes Due 2017

     2,500,000            2,500,000      

Subsidiary Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2020

     2,200,000            —      

Other Subsidiary Debt

     19,528            19,860      

Purchase accounting adjustments and original issue discount

     (482,444)           (514,336)     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     20,692,105            20,207,169      

Less: current portion

     311,726            268,638      
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total long-term debt

     $ 20,380,379            $ 19,938,531      
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

(1)  Term Loan Facilities mature at various dates from 2014 through 2016.

(2)  Clear Channel’s Senior Notes mature at various dates from 2013 through 2027.

The Company’s weighted average interest rate at March 31, 2012 was 6.5%. The aggregate market value of the Company’s debt based on market prices for which quotes were available was approximately $18.2 billion and $16.2 billion at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

Subsidiary Senior Subordinated Notes Issuance

During the first quarter of 2012, the Company’s indirect subsidiary, Clear Channel Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (“CCWH”) issued $275 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Series A Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020 and $1,925 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Series B Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020 (collectively, the “Subordinated Notes”). Interest on the Subordinated Notes is payable to the trustee weekly in arrears and to the noteholders on March 15 and September 15 of each year, beginning on September 15, 2012.

The Subordinated Notes are CCWH’s senior subordinated obligations and are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior subordinated basis by CCOH, its wholly-owned subsidiary Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. (“CCOI”), and certain of CCOH’s other domestic subsidiaries (collectively, the “Guarantors”). The Subordinated Notes are unsecured senior subordinated obligations that rank junior to all of CCWH’s existing and future senior debt, including the CCWH senior notes, equally with any of CCWH’s existing and future senior subordinated debt and ahead of all of CCWH’s existing and future debt that expressly provides that it is subordinated to the Subordinated Notes. The guarantees of the Subordinated Notes rank junior to each Guarantor’s existing and future senior debt, including the CCWH senior notes, equally with each Guarantor’s existing and future senior subordinated debt and ahead of each Guarantor’s existing and future debt that expressly provides that it is subordinated to the guarantees of the Subordinated Notes.

The Company capitalized $39.9 million in fees and expenses associated with the Subordinated Notes offering and is amortizing them through interest expense over the life of the Subordinated Notes.

 

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With the proceeds of the Subordinated Notes (net of the initial purchasers’ discount of $33 million), CCWH loaned an aggregate amount equal to $2,167 million to CCOI. CCOI paid all other fees and expenses of the offering using cash on hand and, with the proceeds of the loans, made a special cash dividend to CCOH, which in turn made a special cash dividend on March 15, 2012 in an amount equal to $6.0832 per share to its Class A and Class B stockholders of record at the close of business on March 12, 2012, including Clear Channel Holdings, Inc. (“CC Holdings”) and CC Finco, LLC (“CC Finco”), both wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company. Of the $2,170.4 million special cash dividend paid by CCOH, $1,925.7 million was distributed to CC Holdings and CC Finco, with the remaining $244.7 million distributed to other stockholders. As a result, the Company recorded a reduction of $244.7 million in “Noncontrolling interest” on the consolidated balance sheet.

2011 Clear Channel Refinancing Transactions

In February 2011, Clear Channel amended its senior secured credit facilities and its receivables based facility and issued $1,000 million aggregate principal amount of 9.0% Priority Guarantee Notes due 2021 (the “Initial Notes”). In June 2011, Clear Channel issued an additional $750.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 9.0% Priority Guarantee Notes due 2021 (the “Additional Notes”) at an issue price of 93.845% of the principal amount. The Initial Notes and the Additional Notes have identical terms and are treated as a single class.

The Company capitalized $39.5 million in fees and expenses associated with the Initial Notes offering and is amortizing them through interest expense over the life of the Initial Notes. The Company capitalized an additional $7.1 million in fees and expenses associated with the offering of the Additional Notes and is amortizing them through interest expense over the life of the Additional Notes.

Clear Channel used the proceeds of the Initial Notes offering to prepay $500.0 million of the indebtedness outstanding under its senior secured credit facilities. The $500.0 million prepayment was allocated on a ratable basis between outstanding term loans and revolving credit commitments under Clear Channel’s revolving credit facility.

Clear Channel obtained, concurrent with the offering of the Initial Notes, amendments to its credit agreements with respect to its senior secured credit facilities and its receivables based facility (revolving credit commitments under the receivables based facility were reduced from $783.5 million to $625.0 million), which were required as a condition to complete the offering. The amendments, among other things, permit Clear Channel to request future extensions of the maturities of its senior secured credit facilities, provide Clear Channel with greater flexibility in the use of its accordion capacity, provide Clear Channel with greater flexibility to incur new debt, provided that the proceeds from such new debt are used to pay down senior secured credit facility indebtedness, and provide greater flexibility for CCOH and its subsidiaries to incur new debt, provided that the net proceeds distributed to Clear Channel from the issuance of such new debt are used to pay down senior secured credit facility indebtedness.

Of the $703.8 million of proceeds from the issuance of the Additional Notes ($750.0 million aggregate principal amount net of $46.2 million of discount), Clear Channel used $500 million for general corporate purposes (to replenish cash on hand that Clear Channel previously used to pay senior notes at maturity on March 15, 2011 and May 15, 2011) and used the remaining $203.8 million to repay at maturity a portion of Clear Channel’s 5% senior notes that matured in March 2012.

Debt Repayments, Maturities and Other

In connection with the Subordinated Notes issuance, Clear Channel repaid indebtedness under its senior secured credit facilities in an amount equal to the aggregate amount of dividend proceeds distributed to CC Holdings and CC Finco, or $1,925.7 million. Of this amount, a prepayment of $1,918.1 million was applied to indebtedness outstanding under Clear Channel’s revolving credit facility, thus permanently reducing the revolving credit commitments under Clear Channel’s revolving credit facility to $10.0 million. The remaining $7.6 million prepayment was allocated on a pro rata basis to Clear Channel’s term loan facilities.

 

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In addition, on March 15, 2012, using cash on hand, Clear Channel made voluntary prepayments under its senior secured credit facilities in an aggregate amount equal to $170.5 million, as follows: (i) $16.2 million under its term loan A due 2014, (ii) $129.8 million under its term loan B due 2016, (iii) $10.0 million under its term loan C due 2016 and (iv) $14.5 million under its delayed draw term loans due 2016. As a result of the prepayment of term loan indebtedness under Clear Channel’s senior secured credit facilities, the scheduled repayment of term loans is revised as set forth below:

 

(In millions)  
Year       Tranche A Term
Loan*
        Tranche B Term
Loan**
        Tranche C Term
Loan**
        Delayed Draw 1
Term Loan**
        Delayed Draw 2
Term Loan**
 

2013                

    $ 71.4                 $ 2.8                     

2014

    $ 998.6                 $ 7.0                     

2015

                      $ 3.4                     

2016

             $ 8,598.5        $ 647.2        $ 559.6        $ 401.8   

Total

    $ 1,070.0        $ 8,598.5        $ 660.4        $ 559.6        $ 401.8   

*Balance of Tranche A Term Loan is due July 30, 2014

**Balance of Tranche B Term Loan, Tranche C Term Loan, Delayed Draw 1 Term Loan and Delayed Draw 2 Term Loan are due January 29, 2016

In connection with the prepayments on Clear Channel’s senior secured credit facilities discussed above, the Company recorded a loss of $15.2 million in “Other expense” related to the accelerated expensing of loan fees. In connection with the issuance of the Subordinated Notes, CCOH paid a special cash dividend equal to $2,170.4 million to its Class A and Class B stockholders, including $1,925.7 million distributed to CC Holdings and CC Finco and $244.7 million distributed to other stockholders.

During March 2012, Clear Channel repaid its 5.0% senior notes at maturity for $249.9 million (net of $50.1 million principal amount held by and repaid to a subsidiary of Clear Channel), plus accrued interest, using a portion of the proceeds from the 2011 offering of the Additional Notes, along with available cash on hand.

During March 2011, Clear Channel repaid its 6.25% senior notes at maturity for $692.7 million (net of $57.3 million principal amount held by and repaid to a subsidiary of Clear Channel) using a portion of the proceeds from the 2011 offering of the Initial Notes, along with available cash on hand.

NOTE 4 – SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES

Divestiture Trusts

The Company owns certain radio stations which, under current FCC rules, are not permitted or transferable. These radio stations were placed in a trust in order to comply with FCC rules at the time of the closing of the merger that resulted in the Company’s acquisition of Clear Channel. The Company is the beneficial owner of the trust, but the radio stations are managed by an independent trustee. The Company will have to divest all of these radio stations unless any stations may be owned by the Company under then-current FCC rules, in which case the trust will be terminated with respect to such stations. The trust agreement stipulates that the Company must fund any operating shortfalls of the trust activities, and any excess cash flow generated by the trust is distributed to the Company. The Company is also the beneficiary of proceeds from the sale of stations held in the trust. The Company consolidates the trust in accordance with ASC 810-10, which requires an enterprise involved with variable interest entities to perform an analysis to determine whether the enterprise’s variable interest or interests give it a controlling financial interest in the variable interest entity, as the trust was determined to be a variable interest entity and the Company is its primary beneficiary.

 

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Income Tax Benefit

The Company’s income tax benefit for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, consisted of the following components:

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2012      2011  

Current tax benefit

   $         58,960       $         31,995   

Deferred tax benefit

     98,438         60,666   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income tax benefit

   $ 157,398       $ 92,661   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The effective tax rate is the provision for income taxes as a percent of income before income taxes. The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was 51.5%. The 2012 effective tax rate was primarily impacted by the completion of income tax examinations in various jurisdictions during the quarter, resulting in a reduction to income tax expense of approximately $61.0 million.

The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was 41.4%. The 2011 effective tax rate was primarily impacted by the Company’s settlement of U.S. federal and state tax examinations during the quarter. Pursuant to the settlements, the Company recorded a reduction to income tax expense of approximately $10.2 million to reflect the net tax benefits of the settlements. In addition, the effective rate was impacted by the Company’s ability to benefit from certain tax loss carryforwards in foreign jurisdictions due to taxable income where the losses previously did not provide a benefit.

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, cash paid for interest and income taxes, net of income tax refunds of $0.6 million and $0.5 million, respectively, was as follows:

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended March 31,  
             2012                      2011          

Interest

     $     412,460         $   345,110   

Income taxes

     18,935         30,614   

NOTE 5 – FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The Company’s marketable equity securities and interest rate swap are measured at fair value on each reporting date.

Marketable Equity Securities

The marketable equity securities are measured at fair value using quoted prices in active markets. Due to the fact that the inputs used to measure the marketable equity securities at fair value are observable, the Company has categorized the fair value measurements of the securities as Level 1 in accordance with ASC 820-10-35.

The cost, unrealized holding gains or losses, and fair value of the Company’s investments at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 are as follows:

 

(In thousands)    March 31,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 

Cost

     $         7,786             $         7,786       

Gross unrealized losses

     —             —       

Gross unrealized gains

     84,282             65,214       
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Fair value

     $ 92,068             $ 73,000       
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Interest Rate Swap Agreement

The Company’s $2.5 billion notional amount interest rate swap agreement is designated as a cash flow hedge and the effective portion of the gain or loss on the swap is reported as a component of other comprehensive income (loss). Ineffective portions of a cash flow hedging derivative’s change in fair value are recognized currently in earnings. In accordance with ASC 815-20-35-9, as the critical terms of the swap and the floating-rate debt being hedged were the same at inception and remained the same during the current period, no ineffectiveness was recorded in earnings.

The Company entered into the swap to effectively convert a portion of its floating-rate debt to a fixed basis, thus reducing the impact of interest rate changes on future interest expense. The interest rate swap agreement matures in 2013.

The swap agreement is valued using a discounted cash flow model that takes into account the present value of the future cash flows under the terms of the agreement by using market information available as of the reporting date, including prevailing interest rates and credit spread. Due to the fact that the inputs are either directly or indirectly observable, the Company classified the fair value measurements of its swap agreement as Level 2 in accordance with ASC 820-10-35.

The Company continually monitors its positions with, and credit quality of, the financial institution which is counterparty to its interest rate swap. The Company may be exposed to credit loss in the event of nonperformance by the counterparty to the interest rate swap. However, the Company considers this risk to be low. If a derivative instrument no longer qualifies as a cash flow hedge, hedge accounting is discontinued and the gain or loss that was recorded in other comprehensive income is recognized currently in income.

The fair value of the Company’s $2.5 billion notional amount interest rate swap designated as a hedging instrument and recorded in “Other long-term liabilities” was $145.4 million and $159.1 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

The following table details the beginning and ending accumulated other comprehensive loss and the current period activity related to the interest rate swap agreement:

 

(In thousands)    Accumulated other
comprehensive loss
 

Balance at December 31, 2011

       $         100,292        

Other comprehensive income

     (8,579)       
  

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2012

       $ 91,713        
  

 

 

 

Other Comprehensive Income

The following table discloses the deferred income tax (asset) liability allocated to each component of other comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively:

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
(In thousands)    2012      2011  

Foreign currency translation adjustments

       $     2,234              $         850      

Unrealized holding gain on marketable securities

     7,017            279      

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

     5,120            7,964      
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total income tax benefit

       $ 14,371              $ 9,093      
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

NOTE 6 – COMMITMENTS, CONTINGENCIES AND GUARANTEES

The Company and its subsidiaries are currently involved in certain legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business and, as required, the Company has accrued its estimate of the probable costs for resolution of those claims for which the occurrence of loss is probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated. These estimates have been developed in consultation with counsel and are based upon an analysis of potential results, assuming a combination of litigation and settlement strategies. It is possible, however, that future results of operations for any particular period could be materially affected by changes in the Company’s assumptions or the effectiveness of its strategies related to these proceedings.

Although the Company is involved in a variety of legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business, a large portion of the Company’s litigation arises in the following contexts: commercial disputes; defamation matters; employment and benefits related claims; governmental fines; intellectual property claims; and tax disputes.

 

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Brazil Litigation

On or about July 12, 2006 and April 12, 2007, two of the Company’s operating businesses (L&C Outdoor Ltda. (“L&C”) and Publicidad Klimes São Paulo Ltda. (“Klimes”), respectively) in the São Paulo, Brazil market received notices of infraction from the state taxing authority, seeking to impose a value added tax (“VAT”) on such businesses, retroactively for the period from December 31, 2001 through January 31, 2006. The taxing authority contends that these businesses fall within the definition of “communication services” and as such are subject to the VAT. L&C and Klimes have filed separate petitions to challenge the imposition of this tax.

L&C’s challenge in the administrative courts was unsuccessful at the first level, but successful at the second administrative level. The state taxing authority filed an appeal to the third and final administrative level, which required consideration by a full panel of 16 administrative law judges. On September 27, 2010, L&C received an unfavorable ruling at this final administrative level, which concluded that the VAT applied. On December 15, 2011, a Special Chamber of the administrative court considered the reasonableness of the amount of the penalty assessed against L&C and significantly reduced the penalty. With the reduction, the amounts allegedly owed by L&C are approximately $8.8 million in taxes, approximately $4.4 million in penalties and approximately $20.1 million in interest (as of March 31, 2012 at an exchange rate of 0.547). On January 27, 2012, L&C filed a writ of mandamus in the 8th lower public treasury court in São Paulo, State of São Paulo, appealing the administrative court’s decision that the VAT applies. In April 2012, the court granted that writ and held that the VAT does not apply.

Klimes’ challenge was unsuccessful at the first level of the administrative courts, and denied at the second administrative level on or about September 24, 2009. On January 5, 2011, the administrative law judges at the third administrative level published a ruling that the VAT applies but significantly reduced the penalty assessed by the taxing authority. With the penalty reduction, the amounts allegedly owed by Klimes are approximately $9.9 million in taxes, approximately $4.9 million in penalties and approximately $22.1 million in interest (as of March 31, 2012 at an exchange rate of 0.547). In late February 2011, Klimes filed a writ of mandamus in the 13th lower public treasury court in São Paulo, State of São Paulo, appealing the administrative court’s decision that the VAT applies. On March 16, 2012, the court denied Klimes’ writ of mandamus. Klimes filed a motion for reconsideration, which the court denied on March 29, 2012, and a second motion for reconsideration, which the court denied on April 19, 2012.

On August 8, 2011, Brazil’s National Council of Fiscal Policy (CONFAZ) published a convenio authorizing sixteen states, including the State of São Paulo, to issue an amnesty that would reduce the principal amount of VAT allegedly owed and reduce or waive related interest and penalties. The State of São Paulo ratified the amnesty in late August 2011. Klimes and L&C believe that the State of São Paulo will publish an amnesty decree that mirrors the convenio. If the state publishes such a decree, Klimes and L&C intend to accept it by making the required payments.

The Company recorded legal expense of $18.5 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2012, which represents its best estimate of the probable costs for resolution of the Klimes and L&C claims as well as other litigation matters in Brazil.

Guarantees

As of March 31, 2012, Clear Channel had outstanding surety bonds and commercial standby letters of credit of $48.7 million and $138.6 million, respectively, of which $67.5 million of letters of credit were cash secured. Letters of credit in the amount of $9.1 million are collateral in support of surety bonds and these amounts would only be drawn under the letter of credit in the event the associated surety bonds were funded and Clear Channel did not honor its reimbursement obligation to the issuers. These letters of credit and surety bonds relate to various operational matters including insurance, bid, and performance bonds as well as other items.

As of March 31, 2012, Clear Channel had outstanding bank guarantees of $62.3 million related to international subsidiaries, of which $4.5 million were backed by cash collateral.

NOTE 7 – CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Clear Channel is a party to a management agreement with certain affiliates the Sponsors and certain other parties pursuant to which such affiliates of the Sponsors will provide management and financial advisory services until 2018. These agreements require management fees to be paid to such affiliates of the Sponsors for such services at a rate not greater than $15.0 million per year, plus reimbursable expenses. For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company recognized management fees and reimbursable expenses of $4.0 million and $3.9 million, respectively.

 

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NOTE 8 – EQUITY AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

The Company reports its noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries as a component of equity separate from the Company’s equity. The following table shows the changes in equity attributable to the Company and the noncontrolling interests of subsidiaries in which the Company has a majority, but not total ownership interest:

 

(In thousands)    The Company      Noncontrolling
Interests
     Consolidated  

Balances at January 1, 2012

     $    (7,993,735)       $ 521,794        $ (7,471,941)   

Net loss

     (143,629)         (4,486)         (148,115)   

Dividend

     —          (244,734)         (244,734)   

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     33,474          3,615          37,089    

Unrealized holding gain on marketable securities

     12,015          33          12,048    

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

     8,579          —          8,579    

Reclassification adjustment

     56                  63    

Other - net

     (3,785)         8,240          4,455    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balances at March 31, 2012

   $ (8,087,025)       $ 284,469        $ (7,802,556)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balances at January 1, 2011

   $ (7,695,606)       $ 490,920        $ (7,204,686)   

Net income (loss)

     (131,832)         469          (131,363)   

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     32,902          6,405          39,307    

Unrealized holding gain on marketable securities

     2,669          283          2,952    

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

     13,342          —          13,342    

Reclassification adjustment

     79          10          89    

Other - net

     (2,887)         2,814          (73)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balances at March 31, 2011

   $ (7,781,333)       $ 500,901          $    (7,280,432)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company does not have any compensation plans under which it grants awards to employees. CCMH and CCOH have granted options to purchase shares of their Class A common stock to certain key individuals. CCMH completed a voluntary stock option exchange program on March 21, 2011 and exchanged 2.5 million stock options granted under the Clear Channel 2008 Executive Incentive Plan for 1.3 million replacement stock options with a lower exercise price and different service and performance vesting conditions. The Company accounted for the exchange program as a modification of the existing awards under ASC 718 and will recognize incremental compensation expense of approximately $1.0 million over the service period of the new awards.

 

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NOTE 9 – SEGMENT DATA

The Company’s reportable segments, which it believes best reflect how the Company is currently managed, are CCME, Americas outdoor advertising and International outdoor advertising. Revenue and expenses earned and charged between segments are recorded at fair value and eliminated in consolidation. The CCME segment provides media and entertainment services via broadcast and digital delivery and also includes the Company’s national syndication business. The Americas outdoor advertising segment consists of operations primarily in the United States and Canada. The International outdoor segment primarily includes operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The Americas outdoor and International outdoor display inventory consists primarily of billboards, street furniture displays and transit displays. The Other category includes the Company’s media representation firm as well as other general support services and initiatives which are ancillary to the Company’s other businesses. Corporate includes infrastructure and support, including information technology, human resources, legal, finance and administrative functions of each of the Company’s operating segments, as well as overall executive, administrative and support functions. Share-based payments are recorded by each segment in direct operating and selling, general and administrative expenses.

During the first quarter of 2012, the Company revised its segment reporting, as discussed in Note 1. The following table presents the Company’s reportable segment results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011.

 

(In thousands)   CCME     Americas
Outdoor
Advertising
    International
Outdoor
Advertising
    Other     Corporate
and other
reconciling
items
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Three Months Ended March 31, 2012

  

       

Revenue

  $ 671,510       $ 280,151       $ 371,132       $ 51,698       $ —       $ (13,768)      $ 1,360,723    

Direct operating expenses

    216,379         144,410         249,643         6,539         —         (2,537)        614,434    

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    240,973         52,579         100,570         40,737         —         (11,231)        423,628    

Depreciation and amortization

    67,056         42,958         49,035         12,853         3,464         —         175,366    

Corporate expenses

    —         —         —         —         69,198         —         69,198    

Other operating income - net

    —         —         —         —         3,124         —         3,124    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

  $ 147,102       $ 40,204       $ (28,116)      $ (8,431)      $ (69,538)      $ —       $ 81,221    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Intersegment revenues

  $ —       $ 770       $ —       $ 12,998       $ —       $ —       $ 13,768    

Capital expenditures

  $ 10,953       $ 28,328       $ 27,662       $ 2,388       $ 3,316       $ —       $ 72,647    

Share-based compensation expense

  $ 1,214       $ 1,932       $ 1,209       $ —       $ 2,542       $ —       $ 6,897    

Three Months Ended March 31, 2011

  

           

Revenue

  $ 632,965       $ 269,701       $ 380,513       $ 51,263       $ —       $ (13,616)      $ 1,320,826    

Direct operating expenses

    189,244         135,950         255,430         7,186         —         (3,741)        584,069    

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    222,133         49,558         73,622         37,272         —         (9,875)        372,710    

Depreciation and amortization

    64,456         48,622         53,708         13,285         3,640         —         183,711    

Corporate expenses

    —         —         —         —         52,347         —         52,347    

Other operating income - net

    —         —         —         —         16,714         —         16,714    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

  $ 157,132       $ 35,571       $ (2,247)      $ (6,480)      $ (39,273)      $ —       $ 144,703    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Intersegment revenues

  $ —       $ 943       $ —       $ 12,673       $ —       $ —       $ 13,616    

Capital expenditures

  $ 13,947       $ 31,240       $ 15,121       $ 2,060       $ 1,601       $ —       $ 63,969    

Share-based compensation expense

  $ 1,554       $ 2,168       $ 903       $ —       $ (2,334)      $ —       $ 2,291    

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 10 – GUARANTOR SUBSIDIARIES

The Company and certain of Clear Channel’s direct and indirect wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries (the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”) fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several basis certain of Clear Channel’s outstanding indebtedness. The following consolidating schedules present financial information on a combined basis in conformity with the SEC’s Regulation S-X Rule 3-10(d):

 

(In thousands)   As of March 31, 2012  
    Parent
Company
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Cash and cash equivalents

    $ —          $ —          $ 545,819          $ 780,242          $ —          $ 1,326,061     

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

    —          —          599,344          655,594          —          1,254,938     

Intercompany receivables (1)

    30,073          4,656,017          65,733          —          (4,751,823)         —     

Other current assets

    4,084          40,162          110,706          242,610          (11,216)         386,346     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

    34,157          4,696,179          1,321,602          1,678,446          (4,763,039)        2,967,345     

Property, plant and equipment, net

    —          —          806,497          2,246,511          —          3,053,008     

Definite-lived intangibles, net

    —          —          1,332,759          615,293          —          1,948,052     

Indefinite-lived intangibles – licenses

    —          —          2,410,317          —          —          2,410,317     

Indefinite-lived intangibles – permits

    —          —          —          1,107,110          —          1,107,110     

Goodwill

    —          —          3,325,883          870,127          —          4,196,010     

Intercompany notes receivable

    —          962,000          —          —          (962,000)         —     

Long-term intercompany receivable

    —          —          —          702,831          (702,831)         —     

Investment in subsidiaries

    (8,414,667)         3,434,312          676,182          —          4,304,173          —     

Other assets

    —          147,548          274,509          960,202          (574,758)         807,501     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

    $     (8,380,510)         $     9,240,039          $     10,147,749          $     8,180,520          $     (2,698,455)         $     16,489,343     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

    $ (396)         $ (58,719)         $ 267,550          $ 608,966          $ —          $ 817,401     

Accrued interest

    —          85,461          5          3,136          (11,216)         77,386     

Intercompany payable (1)

    —          —          4,686,090          65,733          (4,751,823)         —     

Current portion of long-term debt

    —          287,689          548          23,489          —          311,726     

Deferred income

    —          —          65,207          145,532          —          210,739     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

    (396)         314,431          5,019,400          846,856          (4,763,039)         1,417,252     

Long-term debt

    —          16,508,378          3,301          4,721,584          (852,884)         20,380,379     

Long-term intercompany payable

    —          702,831          —          —          (702,831)         —     

Intercompany long-term debt

    —          —          962,000          —          (962,000)         —     

Deferred income taxes

    (14,437)         (45,121)         1,071,050          841,703          1,484          1,854,679     

Other long-term liabilities

    —          174,187          174,509          290,893          —          639,589     

Total member’s interest (deficit)

    (8,365,677)         (8,414,667)         2,917,489          1,479,484          4,580,815          (7,802,556)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Member’s

Interest (Deficit)

    $ (8,380,510)         $ 9,240,039          $ 10,147,749          $ 8,180,520          $ (2,698,455)         $ 16,489,343     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  (1) The intercompany payable balance includes approximately $7.3 billion of designated amounts of borrowings under the senior secured credit facilities by certain Guarantor Subsidiaries that are Co-Borrowers and primary obligors thereunder with respect to these amounts. These amounts were incurred by the Co-Borrowers at the time of the closing of the merger, but were funded and will be repaid through accounts of the Subsidiary Issuer. The intercompany receivables balance includes the amount of such borrowings, which are required to be repaid to the lenders under the senior secured credit facilities by the Guarantor Subsidiaries as Co-Borrowers and primary obligors thereunder.

 

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(UNAUDITED)

 

(In thousands)   As of December 31, 2011  
    Parent
Company
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Cash and cash equivalents

    $ —          $ 1          $ 461,572          $ 767,109          $ —          $ 1,228,682     

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

    —          —          694,548          704,587          —          1,399,135     

Intercompany receivables (1)

    30,270          4,824,634          —          —          (4,854,904)         —     

Other current assets

    2,251          46,018          107,564          277,695          (76,060)         357,468     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

    32,521          4,870,653          1,263,684          1,749,391          (4,930,964)         2,985,285     

Property, plant and equipment, net

    —          —          815,245          2,248,082          —          3,063,327     

Definite-lived intangibles, net

    —          —          1,389,935          627,825          —          2,017,760     

Indefinite-lived intangibles – licenses

    —          —          2,411,367          —          —          2,411,367     

Indefinite-lived intangibles – permits

    —          —          —          1,105,704          —          1,105,704     

Goodwill

    —          —          3,325,771          860,947          —          4,186,718     

Intercompany notes receivable

    —          962,000          —          —          (962,000)         —     

Long-term intercompany receivable

    —          —          —          656,040          (656,040)         —     

Investment in subsidiaries

    (8,342,987)         5,234,229          2,844,451          —          264,307          —     

Other assets

    —          167,337          254,435          907,567          (557,461)         771,878     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

    $ (8,310,466)         $ 11,234,219          $ 12,304,888          $ 8,155,556          $ (6,842,158)         $ 16,542,039     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

    $ (641)         $ (61,478)         $ 292,368          $ 626,478          $ —          $ 856,727     

Accrued interest

    —          189,144          (1)         2,277          (31,059)         160,361     

Intercompany payable (1)

    —          —          4,743,944          110,960          (4,854,904)         —     

Current portion of long-term debt

    —          243,927          905          23,806          —          268,638     

Deferred income

    —          —          50,416          92,820          —          143,236     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

    (641)         371,593          5,087,632          856,341          (4,885,963)         1,428,962     

Long-term debt

    —          18,305,183          3,321          2,522,103          (892,076)         19,938,531     

Long-term intercompany payable

    —          655,930          110          —          (656,040)         —     

Intercompany long-term debt

    —          —          962,000          —          (962,000)         —     

Deferred income taxes

    (13,845)         39,173          1,055,533          858,908          (1,170)         1,938,599     

Other long-term liabilities

    —          205,327          220,546          282,015          —          707,888     

Total member’s interest (deficit)

    (8,295,980)         (8,342,987)         4,975,746          3,636,189          555,091          (7,471,941)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Member’s

Interest (Deficit)

    $     (8,310,466)         $     11,234,219          $     12,304,888        $     8,155,556        $     (6,842,158)       $     16,542,039     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  (1) The intercompany payable balance includes approximately $7.3 billion of designated amounts of borrowings under the senior secured credit facilities by certain Guarantor Subsidiaries that are Co-Borrowers and primary obligors thereunder with respect to these amounts. These amounts were incurred by the Co-Borrowers at the time of the closing of the merger, but were funded and will be repaid through accounts of the Subsidiary Issuer. The intercompany receivables balance includes the amount of such borrowings, which are required to be repaid to the lenders under the senior secured credit facilities by the Guarantor Subsidiaries as Co-Borrowers and primary obligors thereunder.

 

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(UNAUDITED)

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended March 31, 2012  
    Parent
Company
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Revenue

    $ —          $ —          $ 707,414          $       658,196          $ (4,887)         $ 1,360,723     

Operating expenses:

           

Direct operating expenses

    —          —          219,829          396,534          (1,929)         614,434     

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    —          —          269,663          156,923          (2,958)         423,628     

Corporate expenses

    2,700          —          42,188          24,310          —          69,198     

Depreciation and amortization

    —          —          82,684          92,682          —          175,366     

Other operating income (expense) – net

    —          —          (879)         4,003          —          3,124     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

    (2,700)         —          92,171          (8,250)         —          81,221     

Interest expense – net

    —          340,139          5,966          9,323          18,588          374,016     

Equity in earnings (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliates

    (113,877)         92,126          (42,231)         3,828          63,709          3,555     

Other income (expense) – net

    —          (15,167)         (14)         8,360          (9,452)         (16,273)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

    (116,577)         (263,180)         43,960          (5,385)         35,669          (305,513)    

Income tax benefit (expense)

    988          149,303          12,491          (5,384)         —          157,398     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated net income (loss)

    (115,589)         (113,877)         56,451          (10,769)         35,669          (148,115)    

Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest

    —          —          (3,163)         (1,323)         —          (4,486)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to the Company

    $     (115,589)         $     (113,877)         $ 59,614          $ (9,446)         $ 35,669          $     (143,629)    

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

           

Foreign currency translation adjustments

    —          —          (160)         37,249          —          37,089     

Unrealized gain (loss) on securities and derivatives:

           

Unrealized holding gain (loss) on marketable securities

    —          —          11,759          (4,159)         4,448          12,048     

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

    —          8,579          —          —          —          8,579     

Reclassification adjustment

    —          —          1          63          (1)         63     

Equity in subsidiary comprehensive income (loss)

    49,677          41,098          33,342          —          (124,117)         —     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

    49,677          49,677          44,942          33,153          (119,670)         57,779     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

    (65,912)         (64,200)         104,556          23,707          (84,001)         (85,850)    

Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest

    —          —          3,844          (189)         —          3,655     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to the Company

    $ (65,912)         $ (64,200)         $       100,712          $ 23,896          $     (84,001)         $ (89,505)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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(In thousands)   Three Months Ended March 31, 2011  
    Parent
Company
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Revenue

    $ —          $ —          $ 668,528          $     657,075          $ (4,777)         $     1,320,826     

Operating expenses:

           

Direct operating expenses

    —          —          195,459          392,444          (3,834)         584,069     

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    —          —          243,447          130,206          (943)         372,710     

Corporate expenses

    2,659          —          27,705          21,983          —          52,347     

Depreciation and amortization

    —          —          80,808          102,903          —          183,711     

Other operating income – net

    —          —          11,912          4,802          —          16,714     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

    (2,659)         —          133,021          14,341          —          144,703     

Interest expense – net

    7          344,939          (1,277)         (50)         26,047          369,666     

Equity in earnings (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliates

    (104,094)         111,770          (6,946)         2,960          (715)         2,975     

Other income (expense) – net

    —          (5,721)         (206)         3,891          —          (2,036)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

    (106,760)         (238,890)         127,146          21,242          (26,762)         (224,024)    

Income tax benefit (expense)

    975          134,796          (45,153)         2,043          —          92,661     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated net income (loss)

    (105,785)         (104,094)         81,993          23,285          (26,762)         (131,363)    

Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest

    —          —          1,320          (851)         —          469     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to the Company

    $     (105,785)         $     (104,094)         $ 80,673          $ 24,136          $ (26,762)         $ (131,832)    

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

           

Foreign currency translation adjustments

    —          —          (279)         39,586          —          39,307     

Unrealized gain on securities and derivatives:

           

Unrealized holding gain on marketable securities

    —          —          483          2,469          —          2,952     

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

    —          13,342          —          —          —          13,342     

Reclassification adjustment

    —          —          —          89          —          89     

Equity in subsidiary comprehensive income (loss)

    48,992          35,650          39,842          —          (124,484)         —     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

    48,992          48,992          40,046          42,144          (124,484)         55,690     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

    (56,793)         (55,102)         120,719          66,280          (151,246)         (76,142)    

Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest

    —          —          4,396          2,302          —          6,698     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to the Company

    $ (56,793)         $ (55,102)         $     116,323          $ 63,978          $     (151,246)         $ (82,840)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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(UNAUDITED)

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended March 31, 2012  
    Parent
Company
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Cash flows from operating activities:

           

Consolidated net income (loss)

    $   (115,589)        $ (113,877)         $ 56,451          $ (10,769)         $ 35,669          $ (148,115)    

Reconciling items:

           

Depreciation and amortization

    —          —          82,684          92,682          —          175,366     

Deferred taxes

    (592)         (90,584)         9,257          (16,519)         —          (98,438)    

(Gain) loss on sale of operating assets

    —          —          879          (4,003)         —          (3,124)    

Loss on extinguishment of debt

    —          15,167          —          —          —          15,167     

Provision for doubtful accounts

    —          —          2,680          2,024          —          4,704     

Share-based compensation

    —          —          3,695          3,202          —          6,897     

Equity in (earnings) loss of nonconsolidated affiliates

    113,877          (92,126)         42,231          (3,826)         (63,711)         (3,555)    

Amortization of deferred financing charges and note discounts, net

    —          54,199          (1,740)         (26,016)         18,588          45,031     

Other reconciling items – net

    —          —          351          8,825          —          9,176     

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

           

Decrease in accounts receivable

    —          —          92,501          59,767          —          152,268     

Increase in deferred income

    —          —          13,267          50,728          —          63,995     

Increase (decrease) in accrued expenses

    245          (15,555)         (1,493)         (28,085)         —          (44,888)    

Decrease in accounts payable and other liabilities

    —          —          (67,409)         (6,348)         —          (73,757)    

Increase (decrease) in accrued interest

    —          (103,682)         5,397          846          14,451          (82,988)    

Changes in other operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and dispositions

    (1,831)         —          (7,556)         1,903          (14,451)         (21,935)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

    (3,890)         (346,458)         231,195          124,411          (9,454)         (4,196)    

Cash flows from investing activities:

           

Proceeds from maturity of Clear Channel senior notes

    —          —          —          50,149          (50,149)         —     

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

    —          —          (16,543)         (56,104)         —          (72,647)    

Purchases of other operating assets

    —          —          (1,544)         (1,367)         —          (2,911)    

Proceeds from disposal of assets

    —          —          1,698          6,094          —          7,792     

Dividends from subsidiaries

    —          1,925,661          1,916,209          —          (3,841,870)         —     

Change in other – net

    —          —          (1,622)         (1,257)         —          (2,879)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities

    —          1,925,661          1,898,198          (2,485)         (3,892,019)         (70,645)    

Cash flows from financing activities:

           

Draws on credit facilities

    —          602,500          —          992          —          603,492     

Payments on credit facilities

    —          (1,918,051)         —          —          —          (1,918,051)    

Proceeds from long-term debt

    —          —          —          2,200,000          —          2,200,000     

Payments on long-term debt

    —          (480,342)         (374)         (2,893)         50,149          (433,460)    

Intercompany funding

    3,890          216,689          (128,563)         (92,016)         —          —     

Dividends paid

    —          —          (1,916,209)         (2,179,849)         3,851,324          (244,734)    

Change in other – net

    —          —          —          (35,027)         —          (35,027)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

    3,890          (1,579,204)         (2,045,146)         (108,793)         3,901,473          172,220     

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    —          (1)         84,247          13,133          —          97,379     

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    —          1          461,572          767,109          —          1,228,682     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

    $ —          $ —          $ 545,819          $ 780,242          $ —          $ 1,326,061     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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CLEAR CHANNEL CAPITAL I, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended March 31, 2011  
    Parent
Company
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated  

Cash flows from operating activities:

           

Consolidated net income (loss)

    $   (105,785)         $ (104,094)         $ 81,993          $ 23,285          $ (26,762)         $ (131,363)    

Reconciling items:

           

Depreciation and amortization

    —          —          80,808          102,903          —          183,711     

Deferred taxes

    (449)         (78,315)         38,082          (19,984)         —          (60,666)    

Gain on sale of operating assets

    —          —          (11,912)         (4,802)         —          (16,714)    

Loss on extinguishment of debt

    —          5,721          —          —          —          5,721     

Provision for doubtful accounts

    —          —          2,368          2,349          —          4,717     

Share-based compensation

    —          —          (765)         3,056          —          2,291     

Equity in (earnings) loss of nonconsolidated affiliates

    104,094          (111,770)         6,946          (2,960)         715          (2,975)    

Amortization of deferred financing charges and note discounts, net

    —          66,979          (1,421)         (34,747)         26,047          56,858     

Other reconciling items – net

    —          —          (28)         4,972          —          4,944     

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

           

Decrease in accounts receivable

    —          —          87,632          39,837          —          127,469     

Increase in deferred income

    —          —          10,643          48,588          —          59,231     

Decrease in accrued expenses

    414          31,096          (113,865)         (69,715)         —          (152,070)    

Decrease in accounts payable and other liabilities

    —          (5,743)         (54,694)         (4,897)         —          (65,334)    

Increase (decrease) in accrued interest

    —          (64,859)         —          696          18,480          (45,683)    

Changes in other operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and dispositions

    (2,177)         (38,731)         (2,757)         (33,301)         (18,480)         (95,446)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

    (3,903)         (299,716)         123,030          55,280          —          (125,309)    

Cash flows from investing activities:

           

Proceeds from maturity of Clear Channel senior notes

    —          —          —          57,263          (57,263)         —     

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

    —          —          (17,588)         (46,381)         —          (63,969)    

Purchases of other operating assets

    —          —          (537)         (10,689)         —          (11,226)    

Proceeds from disposal of assets

    —          —          37,563          4,765          —          42,328     

Change in other – net

    —          —          2          97          —          99     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities

    —          —          19,440          5,055          (57,263)         (32,768)    

Cash flows from financing activities:

           

Draws on credit facilities

    —          10,000          —          —          —          10,000     

Payments on credit facilities

    —          (135,449)         —          (1,851)         —          (137,300)    

Proceeds from long-term debt

    —          1,000,000          1,604          —          —          1,001,604     

Payments on long-term debt

    —          (1,178,051)         (196)         (2,535)         57,263          (1,123,519)    

Intercompany funding

    3,903          603,216          (600,569)         (6,550)         —          —     

Change in other – net

    —          —          —          (2,830)         —          (2,830)    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

    3,903          299,716          (599,161)         (13,766)         57,263          (252,045)    

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    —          —          (456,691)         46,569          —          (410,122)    

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    —          1          1,220,362          700,563          —          1,920,926     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

    $ —          $ 1          $ 763,671          $       747,132          $ —          $ 1,510,804     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Introduction

As permitted by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the unaudited financial statements and related footnotes included in Item 1 of Part I of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are those of Clear Channel Capital I, LLC, the direct parent of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., a Texas corporation (“Clear Channel” or “Subsidiary Issuer”), and contain certain footnote disclosures regarding the financial information of Clear Channel and Clear Channel’s domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries that guarantee certain of Clear Channel’s outstanding indebtedness. All other financial information and other data and information contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is that of Clear Channel, unless otherwise indicated. Accordingly, all references in Item 2 through Item 4 in Part I and all references in Part II of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Clear Channel and its consolidated subsidiaries.

Format of Presentation

Management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations (“MD&A”) should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related footnotes. Our discussion is presented on both a consolidated and segment basis. Our reportable segments are Media and Entertainment (“CCME”, formerly known as our Radio segment), Americas outdoor advertising (“Americas outdoor” or “Americas outdoor advertising”) and International outdoor advertising (“International outdoor” or “International outdoor advertising”). Our CCME segment provides media and entertainment services via broadcast and digital delivery and also includes our national syndication business. Our Americas outdoor and International outdoor segments provide outdoor advertising services in their respective geographic regions using various digital and traditional display types. Included in the “Other” segment are our media representation business, Katz Media Group, as well as other general support services and initiatives, which are ancillary to our other businesses.

We manage our operating segments primarily focusing on their operating income, while Corporate expenses, Other operating income – net, Interest expense, Equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates, Other income (expense) – net and Income tax benefit are managed on a total company basis and are, therefore, included only in our discussion of consolidated results.

During the first quarter of 2012, and in connection with the appointment of the new chief executive officer of our indirect subsidiary, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“CCOH”), we reevaluated our segment reporting and determined that our Latin American operations were more appropriately aligned within the operations of our International outdoor advertising segment. As a result, the operations of Latin America are no longer reflected within our Americas outdoor advertising segment and are currently included in the results of our International outdoor advertising segment. Accordingly, we have restated the corresponding segment disclosures for prior periods.

Our CCME business utilizes several key measurements to analyze performance, including average minute rates and minutes sold. Our CCME revenue is derived primarily from selling advertising time, or spots, on our radio stations, with advertising contracts typically less than one year in duration. The programming formats of our radio stations are designed to reach audiences with targeted demographic characteristics that appeal to our advertisers. We also provide streaming content via the Internet, mobile and other digital platforms which reach national, regional and local audiences and derive revenues primarily from selling advertising time with advertising contracts similar to those used by our radio stations.

Management typically monitors our Americas outdoor and International outdoor advertising businesses by reviewing the average rates, average revenue per display, occupancy and inventory levels of each of our display types by market. Our outdoor advertising revenue is derived from selling advertising space on the displays we own or operate in key markets worldwide, consisting primarily of billboards, street furniture and transit displays. Part of our long-term strategy for our Americas outdoor and International outdoor advertising businesses is to pursue the technology of digital displays, including flat screens, LCDs and LEDs, as additions to traditional methods of displaying our clients’ advertisements. We are currently installing these technologies in certain markets.

Our advertising revenue for all of our segments is highly correlated to changes in gross domestic product (“GDP”) as advertising spending has historically trended in line with GDP, both domestically and internationally. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, estimated U.S. GDP growth for the first quarter of 2012 was 2.2%. Internationally, our results are impacted by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and economic conditions in the foreign markets in which we have operations.

 

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Executive Summary

The key developments in our business for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 are summarized below:

 

   

Consolidated revenue increased $39.9 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011.

   

CCME revenue increased $38.5 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011 due primarily to increased revenue resulting from our April 2011 addition of a complementary traffic operation to our existing traffic business, Total Traffic Network, through our acquisition of the traffic business of Westwood One, Inc. (the “Traffic acquisition”).

   

Americas outdoor revenue increased $10.5 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011, driven by revenue growth in bulletins and airports, particularly digital. During the first quarter of 2012, we deployed 57 digital billboards in the United States, compared to 44 for the same period of 2011. We continue to see opportunities to invest in digital displays and expect our digital display deployments will continue throughout 2012.

   

International outdoor revenue decreased $9.4 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011, primarily as a result of the impact of movements in foreign exchange, which negatively impacted revenue by $10.8 million. Additionally, increased street furniture growth was offset by decreased billboard revenue across various countries.

   

Our indirect subsidiary, Clear Channel Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (“CCWH”), issued $275 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Series A Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020 and $1,925 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Series B Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020 (collectively, the “Subordinated Notes”) and in connection therewith, CCOH made a special cash dividend (the “CCOH Dividend”) equal to $6.0832 to its stockholders of record. Using CCOH Dividend proceeds distributed to us, together we cash on hand, we repaid $2,096.2 million of indebtedness under our senior secured credit facilities. Please refer to the “Subsidiary Senior Subordinated Notes Issuance” section within this MD&A for further discussion of the Subordinated Notes offering, including the use of the proceeds.

   

During the first quarter of 2012, we repaid our 5.0% senior notes at maturity for $249.9 million (net of $50.1 million principal amount held by and repaid to one of our subsidiaries), plus accrued interest, using a portion of the proceeds from our 2011 issuance of 9.0% Priority Guarantee Notes discussed elsewhere in this MD&A, along with available cash on hand.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Consolidated Results of Operations

The comparison of our results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 to the three months ended March 31, 2011 is as follows:

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended March 31,     %
    Change     
            2012                     2011            

Revenue

    $     1,360,723          $     1,320,826        3%

Operating expenses:

     

Direct operating expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)

    614,434          584,069        5%

Selling, general and administrative expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)

    423,628          372,710        14%

Corporate expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)

    69,198          52,347        32%

Depreciation and amortization

    175,366          183,711        (5%)

Other operating income – net

    3,124          16,714       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

Operating income

    81,221          144,703       

Interest expense

    374,016          369,666       

Equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates

    3,555          2,975       

Other expense – net

    (16,273)         (2,036)      
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

Loss before income taxes

    (305,513)         (224,024)      

Income tax benefit

    157,398          92,661       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

Consolidated net loss

    (148,115)         (131,363)      

Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest

    (4,486)         469       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

Net loss attributable to the Company

    $ (143,629)         $ (131,832)      
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

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Consolidated Revenue

Our consolidated revenue increased $39.9 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011. Our CCME revenue increased $38.5 million, primarily due to our Traffic acquisition, increases in national advertising and revenue from our digital radio services. Americas outdoor revenue increased $10.5 million driven by increases in revenue from bulletins and airports, particularly digital displays, as a result of our continued deployment of new digital displays and increased rates. Our International outdoor revenue decreased $9.4 million, primarily as a result of $10.8 million of unfavorable movements in foreign exchange, which negatively impacted revenue.

Consolidated Direct Operating Expenses

Direct operating expenses increased $30.4 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011. Our CCME direct operating expenses increased $27.1 million, primarily due to an increase of $22.5 million related to our Traffic acquisition and higher expenses related to our digital initiatives. Americas outdoor direct operating expenses increased $8.5 million, primarily due to higher site lease expense associated with the revenue growth related to bulletins and airports, and the continued deployment of digital displays. Direct operating expenses in our International outdoor segment decreased $5.8 million, primarily due to a $7.3 million decline from movements in foreign exchange.

Consolidated Selling, General and Administrative (“SG&A”) Expenses

SG&A expenses increased $50.9 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011. Our CCME SG&A expenses increased $18.8 million, primarily due to an increase of $12.0 million related to our Traffic acquisition. SG&A expenses increased $3.0 million in our Americas outdoor segment, partially as a result of increased compensation expenses related to higher salaries and wages associated with the revenue growth from bulletins and airports. Our International outdoor SG&A expenses increased $26.9 million primarily due to expenses of $18.5 million associated with the unfavorable impact of litigation in Latin America, including certain expenses related to the Brazil litigation discussed further in Item 1 of Part II of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Corporate Expenses

Corporate expenses increased $16.9 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011, primarily as a result of a $7.3 million increase related to general corporate infrastructure support services and initiatives. Also included in corporate expenses in the first quarter of 2011 is a reversal of $6.6 million of share-based compensation expense related to the cancellation of a portion of an executive’s stock options.

Depreciation and Amortization

Depreciation and amortization decreased $8.3 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011, primarily as a result of declines in accelerated depreciation and amortization in our Americas outdoor segment due to timing related to the removal of various structures, including the removal of traditional billboards in connection with the continued deployment of digital billboards. Additionally, amortization declined in our International outdoor segment primarily as a result of assets that became fully amortized during 2011.

Other Operating Income – Net

Other operating income of $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 primarily related to proceeds received from condemnations of bulletins and buildings.

Other operating income of $16.7 million in the first quarter of 2011 primarily related to gains on sales of radio stations, towers and proceeds received from condemnations of bulletins.

Interest Expense

Interest expense increased $4.4 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011, primarily due to higher interest from our 2011 issuance of 9.0% Priority Guarantee Notes and interest associated with CCWH’s issuance of the Subordinated Notes during the current quarter. Please refer to “Sources of Capital” for additional discussion of the debt issuances. The increase in interest expense was partially offset by decreased interest expense related to the prepayment of indebtedness under our senior secured credit facilities made in connection with the Subordinated Notes issuance and the timing and repayment of our senior notes at maturity.

 

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Other Expense – Net

Other expense of $16.3 million in the first quarter of 2012 primarily related to the accelerated expensing of $15.2 million of loan fees upon the prepayment of $2,096.2 million of our senior secured credit facilities in connection with CCWH’s issuance of the Subordinated Notes described elsewhere in this MD&A.

Other expense of $2.0 million in the first quarter of 2011 related to the accelerated expensing of $5.7 million of loan fees upon the prepayment of $500.0 million of our senior secured credit facilities in connection with the Priority Guarantee Notes offering described above. This expense was partially offset by a $3.3 million foreign exchange gain on short-term intercompany accounts.

Income Tax Benefit

Our effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2012 was 51.5%. Our effective tax rate was primarily impacted by the completion of income tax examinations in various jurisdictions during the quarter, resulting in a reduction to income tax expense of approximately $61.0 million.

Our effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2011 was 41.4%. The effective rate was primarily impacted by our settlement of U.S. federal and state tax examinations during the quarter. Pursuant to the settlements, we recorded a reduction to income tax expense of approximately $10.2 million to reflect the net tax benefits of the settlements. In addition, the effective rate was impacted by our ability to benefit from certain tax loss carryforwards in foreign jurisdictions as a result of increased taxable income during 2011, where the losses previously did not provide a benefit.

CCME Results of Operations

Our CCME operating results were as follows:

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended
March 31,
   

%

 Change 

            2012                      2011            

Revenue

    $     671,510           $     632,965        6%

Direct operating expenses

    216,379           189,244        14%

SG&A expenses

    240,973           222,133        8%

Depreciation and amortization

    67,056           64,456        4%
 

 

 

    

 

 

   

Operating income

    $ 147,102           $ 157,132        (6%)
 

 

 

    

 

 

   

CCME revenue increased $38.5 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011, primarily driven by a $31.6 million increase due to our Traffic acquisition. We also experienced increases in national advertising across various markets and advertising categories including financial services, political and retail. Revenue from our digital radio services increased primarily as a result of higher volume.

Direct operating expenses increased $27.1 million during the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to an increase of $22.5 million from our Traffic acquisition. In addition, our digital initiatives led to higher expenses in connection with our February 2011 purchase of a cloud-based music technology business that has enabled us to accelerate the development and growth of the next generation of our iHeartRadio digital products, including our iHeartRadio Player. SG&A expenses increased $18.8 million, primarily due to an increase of $12.0 million related to our Traffic acquisition.

 

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Americas Outdoor Advertising Results of Operations

Our Americas outdoor advertising operating results were as follows:

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended
March 31,
   

%

 Change 

             2012                      2011            

Revenue

   $     280,151         $     269,701        4%

Direct operating expenses

     144,410           135,950        6%

SG&A expenses

     52,579           49,558        6%

Depreciation and amortization

     42,958           48,622        (12%)
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

Operating income

   $ 40,204         $ 35,571        13%
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

Our Americas outdoor revenue increased $10.5 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011, driven by revenue growth from bulletins and airports, particularly digital displays. Bulletin revenue increased primarily due to digital growth driven by the increased number of digital displays. Airport revenue increased primarily due to higher average rates.

Direct operating expenses increased $8.5 million during the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to increased site lease expense associated with higher airport and bulletin revenue, and our continued deployment of digital displays, as well as higher production costs related to new contracts. SG&A expenses increased $3.0 million, primarily as a result of increased compensation expenses associated with higher revenues.

Depreciation and amortization decreased $5.7 million primarily as a result of decreases in accelerated depreciation and amortization due to timing related to the removal of various structures, including the removal of traditional bulletins in connection with the continued deployment of digital displays.

International Outdoor Advertising Results of Operations

Our International outdoor operating results were as follows:

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended
March 31,
   

%

 Change 

            2012                      2011            

Revenue

    $     371,132           $     380,513        (2%)

Direct operating expenses

    249,643           255,430        (2%)

SG&A expenses

    100,570           73,622        37%

Depreciation and amortization

    49,035           53,708        (9%)
 

 

 

    

 

 

   

Operating loss

    $ (28,116)          $ (2,247)       1,151%
 

 

 

    

 

 

   

International outdoor revenue decreased $9.4 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011, primarily as a result of $10.8 million of unfavorable movements in foreign exchange. Street furniture revenue growth in certain countries, including China, France and Australia, was partially offset by declines in billboard revenue from various countries, including the U.K. and Italy.

Direct operating expenses decreased $5.8 million primarily attributable to a $7.3 million decline from the effects of movements in foreign exchange. SG&A expenses increased $26.9 million primarily due to $18.5 million of expense recorded for the unfavorable impact of litigation in Latin America, including certain expenses related to the Brazil litigation discussed further in Item 1 of Part II of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We also incurred consulting expenses related to various initiatives. A decline of $3.9 million from the effects of movements in foreign exchange partially offset these increases.

Depreciation and amortization decreased $4.7 million primarily as a result of declines in amortization related to assets that became fully amortized during 2011.

 

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Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income (Loss) to Consolidated Operating Income

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2012     2011  

CCME

     $     147,102          $     157,132     

Americas outdoor advertising

     40,204          35,571     

International outdoor advertising

     (28,116)         (2,247)    

Other

     (8,431)         (6,480)    

Other operating income - net

     3,124          16,714     

Corporate expenses1

     (72,662)         (55,987)    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated operating income

     $ 81,221          $ 144,703     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

1 Corporate expenses include infrastructure support expenses related to CCME, Americas outdoor, International outdoor and our Other segment, as well as overall executive, administrative and support functions.

Share-Based Compensation Expense

We do not have any compensation plans under which we grant stock awards to employees. Our employees receive equity awards from CC Media Holdings, Inc.’s (“CCMH”) and CCOH’s equity incentive plans.

The following table presents amounts related to share-based compensation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively:

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended
March  31,
 
           2012                 2011        

CCME

     $     1,214          $     1,554     

Americas outdoor advertising

     1,932          2,168     

International outdoor advertising

     1,209          903     

Corporate1

     2,542          (2,334)    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total share-based compensation expense

     $ 6,897          $ 2,291     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

1 Included in corporate share-based compensation in 2011 is a $6.6 million reversal of expense related to the cancellation of a portion of an executive’s stock options.

CCMH completed a voluntary stock option exchange program on March 21, 2011 and exchanged 2.5 million stock options granted under the Clear Channel 2008 Executive Incentive Plan for 1.3 million replacement stock options with a lower exercise price and different service and performance conditions. We accounted for the exchange program as a modification of the existing awards under ASC 718 and will recognize incremental compensation expense of approximately $1.0 million over the service period of the new awards.

As of March 31, 2012, there was $43.7 million of unrecognized compensation cost, net of estimated forfeitures, related to unvested share-based compensation arrangements that will vest based on service conditions. This cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately two years. In addition, as of March 31, 2012, there was $15.2 million of unrecognized compensation cost, net of estimated forfeitures, related to unvested share-based compensation arrangements that will vest based on market, performance and service conditions. This cost will be recognized when it becomes probable that the performance condition will be satisfied.

 

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Cash Flows

The following discussion highlights our cash flow activities during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011.

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
           2012                  2011        

Cash provided by (used for):

     

Operating activities

     $ (4,196)            $ (125,309)       

Investing activities

     $ (70,645)            $ (32,768)       

Financing activities

     $     172,220             $     (252,045)       

Operating Activities

Our consolidated net loss, adjusted for $151.2 million of non-cash items, provided positive cash flows of $3.1 million during the first quarter of 2012. Our consolidated net loss, adjusted for $177.9 million of non-cash items, provided positive cash flows of $46.5 million during the first quarter of 2011. Cash used for operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $4.2 million compared to $125.3 million of cash used for operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2011. Cash used for operations in 2011 compared to 2012 reflected higher variable compensation payments associated with our employee incentive programs based on 2010 operating performance.

Non-cash items affecting our net loss include depreciation and amortization, deferred taxes, gain on disposal of operating assets, loss on extinguishment of debt, provision for doubtful accounts, share-based compensation, equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates, amortization of deferred financing charges and note discounts – net and other reconciling items – net as presented on the face of the statement of cash flows.

Investing Activities

Cash used for investing activities during the first quarter of 2012 primarily reflected capital expenditures of $72.6 million. We spent $11.0 million for capital expenditures in our CCME segment, $28.3 million in our Americas outdoor segment primarily related to the construction of new billboards, and $27.7 million in our International outdoor segment primarily related to new billboard and street furniture contracts and renewals of existing contracts.

Cash used for investing activities during the first quarter of 2011 primarily reflected capital expenditures of $64.0 million. We spent $13.9 million for capital expenditures in our CCME segment, $31.2 million in our Americas outdoor segment primarily related to the construction of new billboards, and $15.1 million in our International outdoor segment primarily related to new billboard and street furniture contracts and renewals of existing contracts. In addition, we received proceeds of $42.3 million primarily related to the sale of a radio stations, towers and other assets in our CCME, Americas outdoor, and International outdoor segments.

Financing Activities

Cash provided by financing activities during the first quarter of 2012 primarily reflected the issuance of Subordinated Notes by CCWH and the use of proceeds distributed to us, in addition to cash on hand, to repay $2,096.2 million of indebtedness under our senior secured credit facilities. Our financing activities also reflect the CCOH Dividend paid in connection with the Subordinated Notes issuance, of which $244.7 million represents the portion paid to parties other than our subsidiaries that own CCOH common stock. In addition, we repaid our 5.0% senior notes at maturity for $249.9 million (net of $50.1 million principal amount held by and repaid to one of our subsidiaries), plus accrued interest, using a portion of the proceeds from our February 2011 issuance of $1.0 billion of 9.0% Priority Guarantee Notes (the “Initial Notes”) discussed elsewhere in this MD&A, along with available cash on hand.

Cash used for financing activities during the first quarter of 2011 primarily reflected our issuance of the Initial Notes and the use of proceeds from the offering of the Initial Notes, as well as cash on hand, to prepay a portion of our senior secured credit facilities and repay at maturity our 6.25% senior notes that matured in the first quarter of 2011 as discussed in the “2011 Refinancing Transactions” section within this MD&A.

 

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Anticipated Cash Requirements

Our primary source of liquidity is cash on hand, cash flow from operations and borrowing capacity under our receivables based credit facility, subject to certain limitations contained in our material financing agreements. We have a large amount of indebtedness, and a substantial portion of our cash flows are used to service debt.

Our ability to fund our working capital needs, debt service and other obligations, and to comply with the financial covenant under our financing agreements depends on our future operating performance and cash flow, which are in turn subject to prevailing economic conditions and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. If our future operating performance does not meet our expectations or our plans materially change in an adverse manner or prove to be materially inaccurate, we may need additional financing. Consequently, there can be no assurance that such financing, if permitted under the terms of our financing agreements, will be available on terms acceptable to us or at all. The inability to obtain additional financing in such circumstances could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and on our ability to meet our obligations.

We frequently evaluate strategic opportunities both within and outside our existing lines of business. We expect from time to time to pursue additional acquisitions and may decide to dispose of certain businesses. These acquisitions or dispositions could be material.

Based on our current and anticipated levels of operations and conditions in our markets, we believe that cash on hand, availability under our receivables based facility as well as cash flow from operations will enable us to meet our working capital, capital expenditure, debt service and other funding requirements for at least the next 12 months.

We expect to be in compliance with the covenants contained in our material financing agreements in 2012, including the maximum consolidated senior secured net debt to consolidated EBITDA limitation contained in our senior secured credit facilities. However, our anticipated results are subject to significant uncertainty and our ability to comply with this limitation may be affected by events beyond our control, including prevailing economic, financial and industry conditions. The breach of any covenants set forth in our financing agreements would result in a default thereunder. An event of default would permit the lenders under a defaulted financing agreement to declare all indebtedness thereunder to be due and payable prior to maturity. Moreover, the lenders under the receivables based facility under our senior secured credit facilities would have the option to terminate their commitments to make further extensions of credit thereunder. If we are unable to repay our obligations under any secured credit facility, the lenders could proceed against any assets that were pledged to secure such facility. In addition, a default or acceleration under any of our material financing agreements could cause a default under other of our obligations that are subject to cross-default and cross-acceleration provisions. The threshold amount for a cross-default under the senior secured credit facilities is $100.0 million.

Sources of Capital

As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we had the following debt outstanding, net of cash and cash equivalents:

 

(In millions)    March 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 

Senior Secured Credit Facilities:

    

Term Loan Facilities

   $ 10,328.9        $ 10,493.8     

Revolving Credit Facility(1)

     10.0          1,325.6     

Delayed Draw Term Loan Facilities

     961.4          976.8     

Receivables Based Facility(2)

     —            —       

Priority Guarantee Notes

     1,750.0         1,750.0     

Other Secured Subsidiary Debt

     30.1         30.9     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Secured Debt

     13,080.4          14,577.1     

Senior Cash Pay Notes

     796.3          796.3     

Senior Toggle Notes

     829.8          829.8     

Clear Channel Senior Notes

     1,748.5          1,998.4     

Subsidiary Senior Notes

     2,500.0          2,500.0     

Subsidiary Senior Subordinated Notes

     2,200.0          —       

Other Clear Channel Subsidiary Debt

     19.5          19.9     

Purchase accounting adjustments and original issue discount

     (482.4)         (514.3)    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Debt

     20,692.1          20,207.2     

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

     1,326.1          1,228.7     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     $     19,366.0          $     18,978.5     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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  (1) As of March 31, 2012, we had no availability under our revolving credit facility. During the first quarter of 2012, we prepaid $1,918.1 million under our revolving credit facility, thereby permanently reducing the borrowing capacity to $10.0 million.
  (2) As of March 31, 2012, we had available under our receivables based facility the lesser of $625 million (the revolving credit commitment) or the borrowing base amount, as defined under the receivables based facility and subject to certain limitations contained in our material financing agreements.

We and our subsidiaries have from time to time repurchased certain of our debt obligations and equity securities of CCOH, and we may in the future, as part of various financing and investment strategies, purchase additional outstanding indebtedness of ours or our subsidiaries or outstanding equity securities of CCOH or CCMH, in tender offers, open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. We may also sell certain assets or properties and use the proceeds to reduce our indebtedness. These purchases or sales, if any, could have a material positive or negative impact on our liquidity available to repay outstanding debt obligations or on our consolidated results of operations. These transactions could also require or result in amendments to the agreements governing outstanding debt obligations or changes in our leverage or other financial ratios, which could have a material positive or negative impact on our ability to comply with the covenants contained in our debt agreements. These transactions, if any, will depend on prevailing market conditions, our liquidity requirements, contractual restrictions and other factors. The amounts involved may be material.

Senior Secured Credit Facilities

The senior secured credit facilities require us to comply on a quarterly basis with a financial covenant limiting the ratio of consolidated secured debt, net of cash and cash equivalents, to consolidated EBITDA for the preceding four quarters. Our secured debt consists of the senior secured credit facilities, the receivables-based credit facility, the priority guarantee notes and certain other secured subsidiary debt. Our consolidated EBITDA for the preceding four quarters of $1.9 billion is calculated as operating income (loss) before depreciation, amortization, impairment charges and other operating income (expense) – net, plus non-cash compensation, and is further adjusted for the following items: (i) an increase of $18.1 million for cash received from nonconsolidated affiliates; (ii) an increase of $56.3 million for non-cash items; (iii) an increase of $54.6 million related to costs incurred in connection with the closure and/or consolidation of facilities, retention charges, consulting fees and other permitted activities; and (iv) an increase of $30.3 million for various other items. The maximum ratio under this financial covenant is currently set at 9.5:1 and becomes more restrictive over time beginning in the second quarter of 2013. At March 31, 2012, our ratio was 6.2:1.

Subsidiary Senior Subordinated Notes Issuance

During the first quarter of 2012, CCWH issued the Subordinated Notes. Interest on the Subordinated Notes is payable to the trustee weekly in arrears and to the noteholders on March 15 and September 15 of each year, beginning on September 15, 2012.

The Subordinated Notes are CCWH’s senior subordinated obligations and are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior subordinated basis by CCOH, its wholly-owned subsidiary Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. (“CCOI”), and certain of CCOH’s other domestic subsidiaries (collectively, the “Guarantors”). The Subordinated Notes are unsecured senior subordinated obligations that rank junior to all of CCWH’s existing and future senior debt, including the CCWH senior notes, equally with any of CCWH’s existing and future senior subordinated debt and ahead of all of CCWH’s existing and future debt that expressly provides that it is subordinated to the Subordinated Notes. The guarantees of the Subordinated Notes rank junior to each Guarantor’s existing and future senior debt, including the CCWH senior notes, equally with each Guarantor’s existing and future senior subordinated debt and ahead of each Guarantor’s existing and future debt that expressly provides that it is subordinated to the guarantees of the Subordinated Notes.

We capitalized $39.9 million in fees and expenses associated with the Subordinated Notes offering and are amortizing them through interest expense over the life of the Subordinated Notes.

With the proceeds of the Subordinated Notes (net of the initial purchasers’ discount of $33 million), CCWH loaned an aggregate amount equal to $2,167 million to CCOI. CCOI paid all other fees and expenses of the offering using cash on hand and, with the proceeds of the loans, made a special cash dividend to CCOH, which in turn made the CCOH Dividend on March 15, 2012 in an amount equal to $6.0832 per share to its Class A and Class B stockholders of record at the close of business on March 12, 2012, including Clear Channel Holdings, Inc. (“CC Holdings”) and CC Finco, LLC (“CC Finco”), both wholly-owned subsidiaries of ours. Of the $2,170.4 million CCOH Dividend, $1,925.7 million was distributed to CC Holdings and CC Finco, with the remaining $244.7 million distributed to other stockholders. As a result, we recorded a reduction of $244.7 million in “Noncontrolling interest” on the consolidated balance sheet.

 

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2011 Refinancing Transactions

In February 2011, we amended our senior secured credit facilities and our receivables based facility and issued the Initial Notes. In June 2011, we issued an additional $750.0 million in aggregate principal amount of our 9.0% Priority Guarantee Notes due 2021 (the “Additional Notes”) at an issue price of 93.845% of the principal amount. The Initial Notes and the Additional Notes have identical terms and are treated as a single class.

We capitalized $39.5 million in fees and expenses associated with the Initial Notes offering and are amortizing them through interest expense over the life of the Initial Notes. We capitalized an additional $7.1 million in fees and expenses associated with the offering of the Additional Notes and are amortizing them through interest expense over the life of the Additional Notes.

We used the proceeds of the Initial Notes offering to prepay $500.0 million of the indebtedness outstanding under our senior secured credit facilities. The $500.0 million prepayment was allocated on a ratable basis between outstanding term loans and revolving credit commitments under our revolving credit facility.

We obtained, concurrent with the offering of the Initial Notes, amendments to our credit agreements with respect to our senior secured credit facilities and our receivables based facility (revolving credit commitments under the receivables based facility were reduced from $783.5 million to $625.0 million), which were required as a condition to complete the offering. The amendments, among other things, permit us to request future extensions of the maturities of our senior secured credit facilities, provide us with greater flexibility in the use of our accordion capacity, provide us with greater flexibility to incur new debt, provided that the proceeds from such new debt are used to pay down senior secured credit facility indebtedness, and provide greater flexibility for CCOH and its subsidiaries to incur new debt, provided that the net proceeds distributed to us from the issuance of such new debt are used to pay down senior secured credit facility indebtedness.

Of the $703.8 million of proceeds from the issuance of the Additional Notes ($750.0 million aggregate principal amount net of $46.2 million of discount), we used $500 million for general corporate purposes (to replenish cash on hand that we previously used to pay senior notes at maturity on March 15, 2011 and May 15, 2011) and used the remaining $203.8 million to repay at maturity a portion of our 5% senior notes that matured in March 2012.

Uses of Capital

Debt Repayments, Maturities and Other

In connection with the Subordinated Notes issuance, we repaid indebtedness under our senior secured credit facilities in an amount equal to the aggregate amount of dividend proceeds distributed to CC Holdings and CC Finco, or $1,925.7 million. Of this amount, a prepayment of $1,918.1 million was applied to indebtedness outstanding under our revolving credit facility, thus permanently reducing the revolving credit commitments under our revolving credit facility to $10.0 million. The remaining $7.6 million prepayment was allocated on a pro rata basis to our term loan facilities.

In addition, on March 15, 2012, using cash on hand, we made voluntary prepayments under our senior secured credit facilities in an aggregate amount equal to $170.5 million, as follows: (1) $16.2 million under our term loan A due 2014, (ii) $129.8 million under our term loan B due 2016, (iii) $10.0 million under our term loan C due 2016 and (iv) $14.5 million under our delayed draw term loans due 2016. As a result of the prepayment of term loan indebtedness under our senior secured credit facilities, the scheduled repayment of term loans is revised as set forth below:

 

(In millions)                                                            
Year         Tranche A Term
Loan*
          Tranche B Term
Loan**
          Tranche C Term
Loan**
          Delayed Draw 1
Term Loan**
          Delayed Draw 2
Term Loan**
 

2013

      $ 71.4                     $ 2.8                         

2014

      $ 998.6                     $ 7.0                         

2015

                            $ 3.4                         

2016

                 $ 8,598.5          $ 647.2          $ 559.6          $ 401.8   

Total

      $         1,070.0          $         8,598.5          $         660.4          $         559.6          $         401.8   

*Balance of Tranche A Term Loan is due July 30, 2014

**Balance of Tranche B Term Loan, Tranche C Term Loan, Delayed Draw 1 Term Loan and Delayed Draw 2 Term Loan are due January 29, 2016

 

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In connection with the prepayments on our senior secured credit facilities discussed above, we recorded a loss of $15.2 million in “Other expense” related to the accelerated expensing of loan fees. In connection with the issuance of the Subordinated Notes, CCOH paid the $2,170.4 million CCOH Dividend to its Class A and Class B stockholders, including $1,925.7 million distributed to CC Holdings and CC Finco and $244.7 million distributed to other stockholders.

During March 2012, we repaid our 5.0% senior notes at maturity for $249.9 million (net of $50.1 million principal amount held by and repaid to one of our subsidiaries), plus accrued interest, using a portion of the proceeds from the 2011 offering of the Additional Notes, along with available cash on hand.

During March 2011, we repaid our 6.25% senior notes at maturity for $692.7 million (net of $57.3 million principal amount held by and repaid to one of our subsidiaries) using a portion of the proceeds from the 2011 offering of the Initial Notes, along with available cash on hand.

Certain Relationships with the Sponsors

We are party to a management agreement with certain affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (together, the “Sponsors”) and certain other parties pursuant to which such affiliates of the Sponsors will provide management and financial advisory services until 2018. These arrangements require management fees to be paid to such affiliates of the Sponsors for such services at a rate not greater than $15.0 million per year, plus reimbursable expenses. For the three months end