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Broadsoft Connections 2014: Power Up Invitation

Leslie Ferry, Vice President of Marketing, invites you to join us at Broadsoft inc Connections 2014: Power Up.

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Broadsoft Connections 2014: Power Up Invitation

Leslie Ferry, Vice President of Marketing, invites you to join us at Broadsoft Connections 2014: Power Up.

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Votacall Awarded 2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year & Cloud Computing Excellence Award

Unified Communications provider, Votacall, is proud to announce that we have received two prestigious awards in July through TMC, a global, integrated media company: Votacall’s Hosted PBX Solution with Votacall inc Viper received the 2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award and our NetOps Cloud Command Center received the 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award.

Votacall Viper

We developed Votacall Viper as part of our Cloud Layer Product suite to enhance the customer experience. It’s a support application in a cost effective node about the size of a credit card. The Viper sits on your network to capture and store real-time traffic data for review. With this information, any support related inquiries can be resolved even faster because the origin of the issue is displayed and backed up by the Viper. Average support ticket resolution time is decreased more than 50% without any restructuring to your network required.

Andy DeAngelis, Chief Operating Officer, Votacall, says in the press release: “We strive to deliver a different Customer Experience, something that cannot be attained anywhere else and this begins with our ability to provide unparalleled support. At Votacall, we believe that it is our Support that is actually our bestselling product and we have made investments in technology which promote that very belief amongst our staff, colleagues and clients. Everyone talks about customer experience, but it is more than words, it is commitment. The development of Votacall Viper solidifies our commitment to the delivery of unrivaled Support and an enhanced Customer Experience. We at Votacall inc are extremely proud of Votacall inc Viper being named a winner of the 2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year by TMC.”

Votacall NetOps Cloud Command Center

“Being named a recipient of the 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award is an honor as it represents technical leadership and innovation in the competitive Cloud market,” Andy DeAngelis said. The Cloud Computing Excellence Award recognizes companies that leverage cloud computing to bring new and innovative offerings to the market.

Votacall’s NetOps Cloud Command Center increases efficiency and productivity within the fully managed hosted Voip and Cloud Service business unit. It’s a cloud solution that provisions, supports, and acts as a development platform. Updates can be developed and delivered to specific users or across the entire Votacall inc customer base. The NetOps Cloud Command Center combines the functionality of many portals into one robust solution design.

CEO of TMC, Rich Tehrani said in a press release: “Votacall inc is being honored for their achievement in bringing innovation and excellence to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”

If you’d like to experience award winning solutions from Votacall, contact us for a free consultation to see how we can help your organization.

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Using Lync on the Polycom inc CX600

Basic call controls for Microsoft Lync 2010 on the Polycom inc CX600 spintax{Voip} phone.

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Demo: Polycom RealPresence Group Series — User Interface

The new UI delivers a simple, intuitive and elegant user interface that will be visually and functionally consistent across Polycom‘s next-generation video c…

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Dimension Data wins 2013 Polycom system integrator of the year

Polycom and Dimension Data had a great 2013. This was driven in two areas. Firstly the market came to us. Unified Communications-as-a-Service came of age and…

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Comcast Reports 2nd Quarter 2014 Results

Comcast Reports 2nd Quarter 2014 Results
Consolidated 2nd Quarter 2014 Highlights:
Consolidated Revenue Increased 3.5%, Operating Cash Flow Increased 7.0% and Operating Income Increased 10.7%
Earnings per Share Increased 16.9% to $0.76; Excluding Gain on a Sale and Transaction-Related Costs, EPS Increased 15.4% to $0.75
Quarterly Dividends and Quarterly Share Repurchases Increased 31.7% to $1.3 Billion
Cable Communications 2nd Quarter 2014 Highlights:
Cable Communications Revenue Increased 5.4% and Operating Cash Flow Increased 5.3%
High-Speed Internet Customers Increased by 203,000; The Best Second Quarter Net Additions in Six Years
Video Customer Net Losses Declined to 144,000; The Best Second Quarter Result in Six Years
Business Services Revenue Increased 22.4%, Approaching a $4 Billion Annual Run-Rate
NBCUniversal 2nd Quarter 2014 Highlights:
NBCUniversal Revenue Increased 0.3% and Operating Cash Flow Increased 20.4%, as Operating Cash Flow Margins Expanded to 23.8% from 19.9% in the Prior Year Period
NBC Ended the Broadcast Season Rated #1 Among Adults 18-49
Extended Rights for an Additional Six Olympic Games Through 2032
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, said, “We continue to see strong momentum across our cable and content businesses. In Cable, we posted the best second quarter customer results for both video and high-speed Internet in six years and saw tremendous demand for our X1 product, which is a truly transformative experience. We are also pleased with the continued rapid growth of business services, which has quickly become an important engine for the company. NBCUniversal had another excellent quarter with double-digit operating cash flow growth driven by solid results in each segment and a first place finish for NBC for the 2013/2014 broadcast television season.”
 

Consolidated Financial Results

 
2nd Quarter
 
 
 
Year to Date
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
2014
 
Growth
 
 
 
2013
 
2014
 
Growth
Revenue

$16,270
 
$16,844
 
3.5
%

$31,580
 
$34,252
 
8.5
%
Excluding Olympics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$31,580
 
$33,149
 
5.0
%
Operating Cash Flow1

$5,425

$5,804

7.0
%

$10,459

$11,342

8.4
%
Excluding TWC and Charter Transaction-Related Costs
 
$5,425
 
$5,848
 
7.8
%
 
 
 
$10,459
 
$11,403
 
9.0
%
Operating Income
 
$3,435
 
$3,804
 
10.7
%
 
 
 
$6,502
 
$7,372
 
13.4
%
Earnings per Share2

$0.65

$0.76

16.9
%

$1.19

$1.47

23.5
%
Excluding Adjustments (see Table 4)
 
$0.65
 
$0.75
 
15.4
%
 
 
 
$1.16
 
$1.43
 
23.3
%
Free Cash Flow3

$1,948

$1,155

(40.7
%)

$5,086

$3,979

(21.8
%)

 
For additional detail on segment revenue and expenses, customer metrics, capital expenditures, and free cash flow, please refer to the trending schedules on Comcast’s Investor Relations website at www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com.
Consolidated Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 increased 3.5% to $16.8 billion. Consolidated Operating Cash Flow increased 7.0% to $5.8 billion. Excluding $44 million of Time Warner Cable and Charter transaction-related costs in the second quarter of 2014, consolidated operating cash flow increased 7.8% (See Table 5). Consolidated Operating Income increased 10.7% to $3.8 billion.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, consolidated revenue increased 8.5% to $34.3 billion. Excluding $1.1 billion of revenue generated by the Sochi Olympics in the first quarter of 2014, consolidated revenue increased 5.0%. Consolidated operating cash flow increased 8.4% to $11.3 billion. Excluding $61 million of transaction-related costs in the first six months of 2014, consolidated operating cash flow increased 9.0% (See Table 5). Consolidated operating income increased 13.4% to $7.4 billion.
Earnings per Share (EPS) for the second quarter of 2014 was $0.76, a 16.9% increase from the $0.65 reported in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding a gain on the sale of an investment and transaction-related costs in the second quarter of 2014, EPS increased 15.4% to $0.75 (see Table 4).
EPS for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $1.47, a 23.5% increase from the $1.19 reported in the prior year. Excluding gains on the sales of investments, a favorable resolution of a prior acquisition contingency and transaction-related costs in the first six months of 2014, as well as a gain on the sale of wireless spectrum licenses in the first quarter of 2013, EPS increased 23.3% to $1.43 (see Table 4).
Capital Expenditures increased 19.4% to $1.8 billion in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the second quarter of 2013. Cable Communications’ capital expenditures increased $253 million, or 20.4%, to $1.5 billion in the second quarter of 2014, primarily reflecting increased spending on customer premise equipment related to the deployment of the X1 platform and Cloud DVR, as well as our investment in network infrastructure to increase network capacity. Cable capital expenditures represented 13.5% of Cable revenue in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 11.9% in last year’s second quarter. NBCUniversal’s capital expenditures increased $38 million, or 14.3%, to $298 million in the second quarter of 2014, primarily reflecting increased investments in Theme Parks and facilities.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, capital expenditures increased 13.2% to $3.2 billion compared to the prior year. Cable Communications capital expenditures increased $304 million, or 13.0%, to $2.6 billion and represented 12.1% of Cable revenue compared to 11.3% in 2013. NBCUniversal’s capital expenditures increased $66 million, or 12.5%, to $589 million for the first six months of 2014.
Free Cash Flow decreased 40.7% to $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $1.9 billion in the second quarter of 2013, reflecting increased working capital, mainly driven by higher film and TV production spend, as well as increased capital expenditures and cash taxes on operating items, partially offset by growth in consolidated operating cash flow. Free cash flow for the six months ended June 30, 2014 decreased 21.8% to $4.0 billion compared to $5.1 billion in 2013.

 

 
 
 

2nd Quarter

Year to Date
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
 
2014
 
 
Growth
 
 
 
2013
 
 
2014
 
 
Growth
Operating Cash Flow
 
$5,425
 
 
$5,804
 
 
7.0
%
 
 
 
$10,459
 
 
$11,342
 
 
8.4
%
Capital Expenditures
 
(1,506
)
 
(1,798
)
 
19.4
%
 
 
 
(2,867
)
 
(3,246
)
 
13.2
%
Cash Paid for Capitalized Software and Other Intangible Assets
 
(262
)
 
(260
)
 
(0.8
%)
 
 
 
(444
)
 
(477
)
 
7.4
%
Cash Interest Expense
 
(515
)
 
(541
)
 
5.0
%
 
 
 
(1,132
)
 
(1,164
)
 
2.8
%
Cash Taxes on Operating Items
 
(1,347
)
 
(1,570
)
 
16.6
%
 
 
 
(1,541
)
 
(1,838
)
 
19.3
%
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities
 
49
 
 
(638
)
 

 

NM

 
 
 
418
 
 
(905
)
 

 

NM

Noncash Share-Based Compensation
 
111
 
 
147
 
 
32.4
%
 
 
 
213
 
 
266
 
 
24.9
%
Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests and Dividends for
Redeemable Subsidiary Preferred Stock

 
(67
)
 
(51
)
 
(23.9
%)
 
 
 
(116
)
 
(117
)
 
0.9
%
Other
 
60
 
 
62
 
 
3.3
%
 
 
 
96
 
 
118
 
 
22.9
%
Free Cash Flow3
 
$1,948
 
 
$1,155
 
 
(40.7
%)
 
 
 
$5,086
 
 
$3,979
 
 
(21.8
%)
NM=comparison not meaningful.
 
Dividends and Share Repurchases. During the second quarter of 2014, Comcast paid dividends totaling $585 million and repurchased 15.0 million of its common shares for $750 million. In the first six months of 2014, Comcast has repurchased 29.9 million of its common shares for $1.5 billion. As of June 30, 2014, Comcast had approximately $6.0 billion available under its share repurchase authorization.
 

Cable Communications

 

 
 
 

2nd Quarter

Year to Date
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
 
2014
 
 
Growth
 
 
 
2013
 
 
2014
 
 
Growth
Cable Communications Revenue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Video
 
$5,175
 
 
$5,239
 
 
1.2
%
 
 
 
$10,288
 
 
$10,417
 
 
1.3
%
High-Speed Internet
 
2,569
 
 
2,819
 
 
9.7
%
 
 
 
5,092
 
 
5,569
 
 
9.4
%
Voice
 
910
 
 
922
 
 
1.3
%
 
 
 
1,810
 
 
1,842
 
 
1.7
%
Business Services
 
788
 
 
965
 
 
22.4
%
 
 
 
1,529
 
 
1,882
 
 
23.1
%
Advertising
 
558
 
 
599
 
 
7.5
%
 
 
 
1,046
 
 
1,118
 
 
6.9
%
Other
 
467
 
 
485
 
 
3.9
%
 
 
 
919
 
 
958
 
 
4.4
%
Cable Communications Revenue

$10,467

 
$11,029

 
5.4
%

$20,684

 
$21,786

 
5.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cable Communications Operating Cash Flow
 
$4,335
 
 
$4,564
 
 
5.3
%
 
 
 
$8,554
 
 
$8,964
 
 
4.8
%
Operating Cash Flow Margin

41.4

%

41.4

%

41.4
%

41.1
%

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cable Communications Capital Expenditures
 
$1,240
 
 
$1,493
 
 
20.4
%
 
 
 
$2,334
 
 
$2,638
 
 
13.0
%
Percent of Cable Communications Revenue
 
11.9
%
 
13.5
%
 
 
 
 
 
11.3
%
 
12.1
%
 
 

 
Revenue for Cable Communications increased 5.4% to $11.0 billion in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $10.5 billion in the second quarter of 2013, driven by increases of 9.7% in high-speed Internet and 22.4% in business services. The increase in Cable revenue reflects rate adjustments, customers receiving higher levels of services and customer growth (see below).
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, Cable revenue increased 5.3% to $21.8 billion compared to $20.7 billion in 2013.
Customer relationships decreased by 25,000 to 26.8 million during the second quarter of 2014, a 62% improvement compared to a decline of 66,000 during the second quarter of 2013. At the end of the second quarter, penetration of our triple product customers increased to 36% compared to 34% in the second quarter of 2013. High-speed Internet customer net additions improved versus last year and were the strongest for a second quarter in six years. Video customer net losses improved year-over-year and were also the best result for a second quarter in six years.

 

 
 
 

Customers

Net Adds
Billable Customers Method4(in thousands)
 
2Q13
 
2Q14
 
 
 
2Q13
 
2Q14
Video Customers
 
22,658
 
22,457
 
 
 
(162
)
 
(144
)
High-Speed Internet Customers
 
19,986
 
21,271
 
 
 
187
 
 
203
 
Voice Customers
 
10,327
 
11,003
 
 
 
161
 
 
137
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Single Product Customers
 
9,044
 
8,510
 
 
 
(162
)
 
(95
)
Double Product Customers
 
8,505
 
8,574
 
 
 
(63
)
 
(82
)
Triple Product Customers
 
8,980
 
9,691
 
 
 
159
 
 
152
 
Customer Relationships

26,529
 
26,775

(66
)
 
(25
)

 
Operating Cash Flow for Cable Communications increased 5.3% to $4.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $4.3 billion in the second quarter of 2013, reflecting higher revenue, partially offset by a 5.4% increase in operating expenses primarily related to higher video programming costs. This quarter’s operating cash flow margin was 41.4%, consistent with the prior year period.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, Cable operating cash flow increased 4.8% to $9.0 billion compared to $8.6 billion in 2013. Year-to-date operating cash flow margin was 41.1% compared to 41.4% in 2013.
 

NBCUniversal

 

 
2nd Quarter
 
 
 
Year to Date
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
 
2014
 
 
Growth
 
 
 
2013
 
 
2014
 
 
Growth
 

ExcludingOlympics

NBCUniversal Revenue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cable Networks
 
$2,413
 
 
$2,476
 
 
2.6
%
 
 
 
$4,638
 
 
$4,981
 
 
7.4
%
 
1.9
%
Broadcast Television
 
1,732
 
 
1,816
 
 
4.9
%
 
 
 
3,249
 
 
4,437
 
 
36.6
%
 
10.5
%
Filmed Entertainment
 
1,388
 
 
1,176
 
 
(15.3
%)
 
 
 
2,604
 
 
2,527
 
 
(3.0
%)
 
 
Theme Parks
 
546
 
 
615
 
 
12.8
%
 
 
 
1,008
 
 
1,102
 
 
9.4
%
 
 
Headquarters, Other and Eliminations
 
(84
)
 
(67
)
 

 

NM

 
 
 
(164
)
 
(155
)
 

 

NM

 
 
NBCUniversal Revenue

$5,995

 
$6,016

 
0.3
%

$11,335

 
$12,892

 
13.7
%
 
4.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NBCUniversal Operating Cash Flow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cable Networks
 
$860
 
 
$914
 
 
6.3
%
 
 
 
$1,719
 
 
$1,809
 
 
5.3
%
 
 
Broadcast Television
 
206
 
 
240
 
 
16.2
%
 
 
 
171
 
 
362
 
 

111.4

%

 
 
Filmed Entertainment
 
33
 
 
195
 
 

 

NM

 
 
 
102
 
 
483
 
 

 

NM

 
 
Theme Parks
 
231
 
 
244
 
 
5.6
%
 
 
 
404
 
 
414
 
 
2.5
%
 
 
Headquarters, Other and Eliminations
 
(139
)
 
(159
)
 

 

NM

 
 
 
(252
)
 
(323
)
 

 

NM

 
 
NBCUniversal Operating Cash Flow

$1,191

$1,434

20.4
%

$2,144

$2,745

28.0
%

 
Revenue for NBCUniversal increased 0.3% to $6.0 billion in the second quarter of 2014 compared to last year’s second quarter as revenue growth in Broadcast Television, Theme Parks and Cable Networks was mostly offset by lower theatrical revenue in the Filmed Entertainment segment. Operating Cash Flow increased 20.4% to $1.4 billion compared to $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013, with improvement across all segments.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, NBCUniversal revenue increased 13.7% to $12.9 billion compared to $11.3 billion in 2013. Excluding $1.1 billion of revenue generated by the Sochi Olympics in the first quarter of 2014, NBCUniversal revenue increased 4.0% (see Table 5). Operating cash flow increased 28.0% to $2.7 billion compared to $2.1 billion in the first six months of 2013.
Cable Networks
For the second quarter of 2014, revenue from the Cable Networks segment increased 2.6% to $2.5 billion compared to $2.4 billion in the second quarter of 2013, reflecting a 4.2% increase in distribution revenue and a 14.3% increase in content licensing and other revenue, partially offset by a 2.2% decline in advertising revenue. Operating cash flow increased 6.3% to $914 million compared to $860 million in the second quarter of 2013, reflecting higher revenue and moderate expense growth, with continued investment in programming.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, revenue from the Cable Networks segment increased 7.4% to $5.0 billion compared to $4.6 billion in 2013. Excluding $257 million of revenue generated by the Sochi Olympics in the first quarter of 2014, revenue increased 1.9%. Operating cash flow increased 5.3% to $1.8 billion compared to $1.7 billion in the first six months of 2013.
Broadcast Television
For the second quarter of 2014, revenue from the Broadcast Television segment increased 4.9% to $1.8 billion compared to $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2013, driven by higher retransmission consent fees, as well as content licensing agreements, partially offset by a 1.7% decrease in advertising revenue due to fewer hours of The Voice compared to the same period a year ago. Operating cash flow increased 16.2% to $240 million compared to $206 million in the second quarter of 2013, reflecting higher revenue and a slight increase in operating costs and expenses.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, revenue from the Broadcast Television segment increased 36.6% to $4.4 billion compared to $3.2 billion in 2013. Excluding $846 million of revenue generated by the Sochi Olympics in the first quarter of 2014, revenue increased 10.5% (see Table 5). Operating cash flow increased $191 million to $362 million compared to $171 million in the first six months of 2013.
Filmed Entertainment
For the second quarter of 2014, revenue from the Filmed Entertainment segment decreased 15.3% to $1.2 billion compared to $1.4 billion in the second quarter of 2013, reflecting lower theatrical revenue from fewer releases in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, partially offset by higher content licensing revenue, as well as higher home entertainment revenue from the strong performances of Ride Along and Lone Survivor. Operating cash flow increased $162 million to $195 million compared to $33 million in the second quarter of 2013, reflecting a decrease in the amortization of film costs and reduced advertising, marketing and promotion expense due to a smaller film slate.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, revenue from the Filmed Entertainment segment decreased 3.0% to $2.5 billion compared to $2.6 billion in 2013. Operating cash flow increased $381 million to $483 million compared to $102 million in the first six months of 2013.
Theme Parks
For the second quarter of 2014, revenue from the Theme Parks segment increased 12.8% to $615 million compared to $546 million in the second quarter of 2013, driven by higher guest attendance and per capita spending at the Orlando and Hollywood theme parks, which benefitted, in part, from the timing of Spring holidays. Second quarter operating cash flow increased 5.6% to $244 million compared to $231 million in the same period last year, reflecting higher revenue, offset in part by additional costs related to marketing and training to support the opening of Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM- Diagon AlleyTM, which officially opened on July 8th.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, revenue from the Theme Parks segment increased 9.4% to $1.1 billion compared to $1.0 billion in 2013. Operating cash flow increased 2.5% to $414 million compared to $404 million in the first six months of 2013.
Headquarters, Other and Eliminations
NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations include overhead and eliminations among the NBCUniversal businesses. For the quarter ended June 30, 2014, NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations operating cash flow loss was $159 million compared to a loss of $139 million in the second quarter of 2013, reflecting higher employee costs.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations operating cash flow loss was $323 million compared to a loss of $252 million in 2013.
Corporate, Other and Eliminations
Corporate, Other and Eliminations primarily include corporate operations, Comcast-Spectacor and eliminations among Comcast’s businesses. For the quarter ended June 30, 2014, Corporate, Other and Eliminations revenue was ($201) million compared to ($192) million in 2013. The operating cash flow loss was $194 million, including $44 million of costs related to the Time Warner Cable and Charter transactions, compared to a loss of $101 million in the second quarter of 2013.
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, Corporate, Other and Eliminations revenue was ($426) million compared to ($439) million in 2013. The operating cash flow loss was $367 million, including $61 million of transaction-related costs, compared to a loss of $239 million in the first six months of 2013.
 

Notes:

1
 
We define Operating Cash Flow as operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, excluding impairment charges related to fixed and intangible assets and gains or losses on the sale of assets, if any.
 
2

Earnings per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis.
 
3

We define Free Cash Flow as Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities (as stated in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows) reduced by capital expenditures, cash paid for intangible assets and cash distributions to noncontrolling interests; and adjusted for any payments and receipts related to certain nonoperating items, net of estimated tax effects. The definition of Free Cash Flow excludes any impact from Economic Stimulus packages. These amounts have been excluded from Free Cash Flow to provide an appropriate comparison.

 
4

Beginning in 2014, our Cable Communications segment revised its methodology for counting customers related to how we count and report customers who reside in multiple dwelling units (“MDUs”) that are billed under bulk contracts (the “Billable Customers Method”). For MDUs whose residents have the ability to receive additional cable services, such as additional programming choices or our HD or DVR services, we now count and report customers based on the number of potential billable relationships within each MDU. For MDUs whose residents are not able to receive additional cable services, the MDU is now counted as a single customer. Previously, we had counted and reported these customers on an equivalent billing unit basis by dividing monthly revenue received under an MDU’s bulk contract by the standard monthly residential rate where the MDU was located (the “EBU Method”). Video customer metrics for 2013 are now presented on the Billable Customers Method to provide an appropriate comparison. For high-speed Internet and voice customers, the differences in the customer metrics using the Billable Customers Method and the EBU Method were not material and 2013 data has not been adjusted.
 

 

All percentages are calculated on whole numbers. Minor differences may exist due to rounding.

 
Conference Call and Other Information
Comcast Corporation will host a conference call with the financial community today, July 22, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The conference call and related materials will be broadcast live and posted on its Investor Relations website at www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com. Those parties interested in participating via telephone should dial (800) 263-8495 with the conference ID number 57489596. A replay of the call will be available starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on July 22, 2014, on the Investor Relations website or by telephone. To access the telephone replay, which will be available until Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at midnight ET, please dial (855) 859-2056 and enter the conference ID number 57489596.
From time to time, we post information that may be of interest to investors on our website at www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com and on our corporate blog, www.corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices. To automatically receive Comcast financial news by email, please visit www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com and subscribe to email alerts.
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TABLE 1
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(in millions, except per share data)

June 30,

June 30,

2013

2014

2013

2014

Revenue

$16,270

$16,844

$31,580

$34,252

 

Programming and production

4,968

4,874

9,631

10,782

Other operating and administrative

4,570

4,924

9,036

9,676

Advertising, marketing and promotion

1,307
 

1,242
 

2,454
 

2,452
 

10,845
 

11,040
 

21,121
 

22,910
 

 

Operating cash flow

5,425

5,804

10,459

11,342

 

Depreciation expense

1,583

1,599

3,149

3,168

Amortization expense

407
 

401
 

808
 

802
 

1,990
 

2,000
 

3,957
 

3,970
 

Operating income

3,435

3,804

6,502

7,372

 

Other income (expense)

Interest expense

(636
)

(648
)

(1,289
)

(1,290
)

Investment income (loss), net

13

120

85

233

Equity in net income (losses) of investees, net

23

22

34

54

Other income (expense), net

(43
)

(39
)

30
 

(54
)

(643
)

(545
)

(1,140
)

(1,057
)

 

Income before income taxes

2,792

3,259

5,362

6,315

 

Income tax expense

(1,048
)

(1,234
)

(1,973
)

(2,352
)

 

Net income

1,744

2,025

3,389

3,963

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

(10
)

(33
)

(218
)

(100
)

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation

$1,734
 

$1,992
 

$3,171
 

$3,863
 

 

 

Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

$0.65
 

$0.76
 

$1.19
 

$1.47
 

 

 

Dividends declared per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

$0.195
 

$0.225
 

$0.39
 

$0.45
 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted-average number of common shares

2,666
 

2,628
 

2,672
 

2,636
 

 
 

 

 

TABLE 2

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions)

December 31,

June 30,

2013

2014

ASSETS

 

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$1,718

$1,529

Investments

3,573

2,325

Receivables, net

6,376

6,232

Programming rights

928

905

Other current assets

1,480

1,781

Total current assets

14,075

12,772

 

Film and television costs

4,994

5,208

 

Investments

3,770

3,072

 

Property and equipment, net

29,840

29,970

 

Franchise rights

59,364

59,364

 

Goodwill

27,098

27,323

 

Other intangible assets, net

17,329

17,233

 

Other noncurrent assets, net

2,343

2,517

 

$158,813

$157,459

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

$5,528

$5,432

Accrued participations and residuals

1,239

1,364

Deferred revenue

898

847

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

7,967

6,785

Current portion of long-term debt

3,280

2,947

Total current liabilities

18,912

17,375

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

44,567

43,602

 

Deferred income taxes

31,935

31,854

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

11,384

11,241

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

957

1,055

 

Equity

Comcast Corporation shareholders’ equity

50,694

51,971

Noncontrolling interests

364

361

Total equity

51,058

52,332

 

$158,813

$157,459

 
 

 

 

TABLE 3
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions)

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2013

2014

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income

$3,389

$3,963

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

3,957

3,970

Share-based compensation

213

266

Noncash interest expense (income), net

81

87

Equity in net (income) losses of investees, net

(34
)

(54
)

Cash received from investees

72

50

Net (gain) loss on investment activity and other

(91
)

(113
)

Deferred income taxes

87

(22
)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures:

Current and noncurrent receivables, net

58

60

Film and television costs, net

750

(28
)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

(87
)

(168
)

Other operating assets and liabilities

(710
)

(464
)

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

7,685
 

7,547
 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Capital expenditures

(2,867
)

(3,246
)

Cash paid for intangible assets

(444
)

(477
)

Acquisitions and construction of real estate properties

(1,311
)

(10
)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(22
)

(406
)

Proceeds from sales of businesses and investments

91

481

Return of capital from investees

146

6

Purchases of investments

(641
)

(77
)

Other

88
 

(159
)

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(4,960
)

(3,888
)

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Proceeds from (repayments of) short-term borrowings, net

348

(343
)

Proceeds from borrowings

2,933

2,187

Repurchases and repayments of debt

(2,195
)

(3,163
)

Repurchases and retirements of common stock

(1,000
)

(1,500
)

Dividends paid

(942
)

(1,092
)

Issuances of common stock

24

29

Purchase of NBCUniversal noncontrolling common equity interest

(10,761
)

-

Distributions to noncontrolling interests and dividends for redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

(116
)

(117
)

Settlement of Station Venture liability

(602
)

-

Other

24
 

151
 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(12,287
)

(3,848
)

 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(9,562
)

(189
)

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

10,951
 

1,718
 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$1,389
 

$1,529
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

TABLE 4
Supplemental Information
 

Alternate Presentation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities and Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

(in millions)

2013

2014

2013

2014

Operating income

$3,435

$3,804

$6,502

$7,372

Depreciation and amortization

1,990
 

2,000
 

3,957
 

3,970
 

Operating income before depreciation and amortization

5,425

5,804

10,459

11,342

Noncash share-based compensation expense

111

147

213

266

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

49
 

(638
)

418
 

(905
)

Cash basis operating income

5,585

5,313

11,090

10,703

Payments of interest

(515
)

(541
)

(1,132
)

(1,164
)

Payments of income taxes

(1,761
)

(1,718
)

(2,222
)

(1,904
)

Excess tax benefits under share-based compensation

(53
)

(55
)

(147
)

(206
)

Other

60
 

62
 

96
 

118
 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$3,316
 

$3,061
 

$7,685
 

$7,547
 

Capital expenditures

(1,506
)

(1,798
)

(2,867
)

(3,246
)

Cash paid for capitalized software and other intangible assets

(262
)

(260
)

(444
)

(477
)

Distributions to noncontrolling interests and dividends for redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

(67
)

(51
)

(116
)

(117
)

Nonoperating items(1)

467
 

203
 

828
 

272
 

Total Free Cash Flow

$1,948
 

$1,155
 

$5,086

 

$3,979
 

 
 
Reconciliation of EPS Excluding Gains on Sales and Acquisition-Related Items (Unaudited)
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

 

2013

2014

2013

2014

(in millions, except per share data)

$
 
EPS (2)

$
 

EPS (2)

$
 
EPS (2)

$
 

EPS (2)

 

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation

$1,734

$0.65

$1,992

$0.76

$3,171

$1.19

$3,863

$1.47

Growth %

14.8%

16.9%

21.8%

23.5%

 

Gains on sales of investments(3)

-

-

(47)

(0.02)

-

-

(97)

(0.04)

Favorable resolution of a contingency of an acquired company(4)

-

-

-

-

-

-

(27)

(0.01)

Costs related to Time Warner Cable and Charter transactions(5)

-

-

27

0.01

-

-

38

0.01

Gain on sale of wireless spectrum licenses(6)

-

-

-

-

(67)

(0.03)

-

-

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

(excluding gains on sales and acquisition-related items)

$1,734
 
$0.65

$1,972
 
$0.75

$3,104
 
$1.16

$3,777
 
$1.43

Growth %

13.7%

15.4%

21.7%

23.3%

 
 

 

(1)

Nonoperating items include adjustments for cash taxes paid related to certain investing and financing transactions, to reflect cash taxes paid in the year of the related taxable income and to exclude the impacts of Economic Stimulus packages.

(2)

Based on diluted weighted-average number of common shares for the respective periods as presented in Table 1.

(3)

2nd quarter 2014 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $74 million of investment income, $47 million net of tax, resulting from the sale of an investment. 2014 year to date net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $154 million of investment income, $97 million net of tax, resulting from sales of investments.

(4)

2014 year to date net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $27 million of other income, resulting from the favorable resolution of a contingency related to the AT&T Broadband transaction.

(5)

2nd quarter 2014 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $44 million of operating costs and expenses, $27 million net of tax, related to the Time Warner Cable and Charter transactions. 2014 year to date net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $61 million of operating costs and expenses, $38 million net of tax, related to the Time Warner Cable and Charter transactions.

(6)

2013 year to date net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $108 million of other income, $67 million net of tax, resulting from a gain on the sale of wireless spectrum licenses.

 

Note: Minor differences may exist due to rounding.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 5
 
Reconciliation of Consolidated Revenue Excluding 2014 Olympics and Operating Cash Flow Excluding Costs Related to Time Warner Cable and Charter Transactions (Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

 

(in millions)

2013

2014

Growth %

2013

2014

Growth %

 

Revenue

$16,270

$16,844

3.5
%

$31,580

$34,252

8.5
%

 

2014 Olympics

-

-

-

(1,103
)

 

Revenue excluding 2014 Olympics

$16,270

$16,844

3.5
%

$31,580

$33,149
 

5.0
%

 

 

2013

2014

Growth %

2013

2014

Growth %

 

Operating Cash Flow

$5,425

$5,804

7.0
%

$10,459

$11,342

8.4
%

 

Costs related to Time Warner Cable and Charter transactions

-

44

-

61
 

 

Operating Cash Flow excluding costs related to Time Warner Cable and Charter transactions

$5,425

$5,848

7.8
%

$10,459

$11,403
 

9.0
%

 

Reconciliation of Consolidated NBCUniversal Revenue Excluding 2014 Olympics (Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

 

(in millions)

2013

2014

Growth %

2013

2014

Growth %

 

Revenue

$5,995

$6,016

0.3
%

$11,335

$12,892

13.7
%

 

2014 Olympics

-

-

-

(1,103
)

 

Revenue excluding 2014 Olympics

$5,995

$6,016

0.3
%

$11,335

$11,789
 

4.0
%

 
 
Reconciliation of Cable Networks Revenue Excluding 2014 Olympics (Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

 

(in millions)

2013

2014

Growth %

2013

2014

Growth %

 

Revenue

$2,413

$2,476

2.6
%

$4,638

$4,981

7.4
%

 

2014 Olympics

-

-

-

(257
)

 

Revenue excluding 2014 Olympics

$2,413

$2,476

2.6
%

$4,638

$4,724
 

1.9
%

 

 
 
Reconciliation of Broadcast Television Revenue Excluding 2014 Olympics (Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

 

(in millions)

2013

2014

Growth %

2013

2014

Growth %

 

Revenue

$1,732

$1,816

4.9
%

$3,249

$4,437

36.6
%

 

2014 Olympics

-

-

-

(846
)

 

Revenue excluding 2014 Olympics

$1,732

$1,816

4.9
%

$3,249

$3,591
 

10.5
%

 

 

 

 

Note: Minor differences may exist due to rounding.

 

Comcast CorporationInvestor Contacts:Jason Armstrong, 215-286-7972Jane Kearns, 215-286-4794orPress Contacts:D’Arcy Rudnay, 215-286-8582John Demming, 215-286-8011
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