October 30, 2013

Comcast Reports 3rd Quarter 2013 Results

Consolidated Revenue Increased 5.2% and Operating Cash Flow Increased 10.5%, Excluding the 2012 London Olympics and Pension Termination Costs

Consolidated Revenue Decreased 2.4%, Operating Cash Flow Increased 6.4% and Operating Income Increased 12.0%

Earnings per Share of $0.65 Increased 41.3%, Excluding Gains on Asset Sales in Prior Year; Including These Gains EPS Decreased 16.7%

Free Cash Flow Increased 30.0% to $2.0 Billion

Quarterly Dividends and Share Repurchases Totaled $1.0 Billion

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, said, "Our businesses generated strong revenue and cash flow growth and record free cash flow for the third quarter. Cable's results highlight the underlying strength of our residential and business services. We are driving innovation, expanding our service offerings, and bringing new and rich content to more platforms than ever before. NBCUniversal delivered solid performance in every one of its segments, with healthy growth in revenue and double-digit cash flow growth, adjusting for the results of the Olympics last year. Comcast NBCUniversal has real momentum and many opportunities ahead."

               

Consolidated Financial Results

3rd Quarter Year to Date
($ in millions)     2012     2013     Growth     2012     2013     Growth
Revenue

$16,544

    $16,151 (2.4 %) $46,633     $47,731 2.4 %
Excluding Super Bowl & Olympics     $15,356     $16,151     5.2 %     $45,186     $47,731     5.6 %
Operating Cash Flow (OCF)1 $5,008 $5,330 6.4 % $14,700 $15,789 7.4 %
Excluding Olympics & Pension Costs     $4,888     $5,404     10.5 %     $14,580     $15,863     8.8 %
Operating Income     $3,048     $3,414     12.0 %     $8,885     $9,916     11.6 %
Earnings per Share2 $0.78 $0.65 (16.7 %) $1.72 $1.84 7.0 %
Excluding Gains on Asset Sales     $0.46     $0.65     41.3 %     $1.40     $1.81     29.3 %
Free Cash Flow3 $1,514 $1,968 30.0 % $6,107 $7,054 15.5 %
 

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.

Revenue for the third quarter of 2013 decreased 2.4% to $16.2 billion. Excluding $1.2 billion of revenue generated by the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, revenue increased 5.2%. Operating Cash Flow increased 6.4% to $5.3 billion. Excluding $120 million of operating cash flow generated by the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012 and $74 million of costs in the third quarter of 2013 associated with the termination of a pension plan, operating cash flow increased 10.5% (see Table 5). Operating Income increased 12.0% to $3.4 billion.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, revenue increased 2.4% to $47.7 billion. Excluding $259 million of revenue generated by the NFL's Super Bowl in the first quarter of 2012 and the impact of the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, revenue increased 5.6%. Operating cash flow increased 7.4% to $15.8 billion. Excluding the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012 and pension termination costs in the third quarter of 2013, operating cash flow increased 8.8% (see Table 5). Operating income increased 11.6% to $9.9 billion.

Earnings per Share (EPS) for the third quarter of 2013 was $0.65, a 16.7% decrease from the $0.78 reported in the third quarter of 2012. Excluding gains of $0.32 per share related to our share of SpectrumCo's sale of wireless spectrum licenses and NBCUniversal's interest in A&E Television Networks in the third quarter of 2012, EPS increased 41.3% in the third quarter of 2013. Our third quarter 2013 EPS of $0.65 reflects a non-recurring $0.11 gain related to the sale of our investment in Clearwire, fully offset by other investment losses and pension termination costs (see Table 4).

EPS for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $1.84, a 7.0% increase from the $1.72 reported in the prior year. Excluding gains on asset sales, investment losses and pension termination costs, EPS increased 29.3% (see Table 4).

Capital Expenditures increased 9.1% to $1.7 billion in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the third quarter of 2012. Cable Communications' capital expenditures increased $68 million, or 5.0%, to $1.4 billion in the third quarter of 2013, primarily reflecting increased investment on customer premises equipment, such as advanced digital boxes, including X1, and wireless gateways. Cable capital expenditures represented 13.6% of Cable revenue in the third quarter of 2013, consistent with last year's third quarter. NBCUniversal's capital expenditures increased $75 million to $284 million in the third quarter of 2013, primarily reflecting increased investments in Theme Parks.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, capital expenditures increased 13.6% to $4.6 billion compared to the prior year. Cable Communications capital expenditures increased $222 million, or 6.3%, to $3.8 billion and represented 12.1% of Cable revenue. NBCUniversal's capital expenditures increased $331 million to $807 million for the first nine months of 2013.

Free Cash Flow (excluding any impact from the Economic Stimulus packages) increased 30.0% to $2.0 billion in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $1.5 billion in the third quarter of 2012, reflecting growth in consolidated operating cash flow and improvements in working capital, partially offset by higher capital expenditures and taxes. Free cash flow for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased 15.5% to $7.1 billion compared to $6.1 billion in 2012.

               
3rd Quarter Year to Date
($ in millions)     2012     2013     Growth     2012     2013     Growth
Operating Cash Flow     $5,008       $5,330       6.4 %     $14,700       $15,789       7.4 %
Capital Expenditures     (1,582 )     (1,726 )     9.1 %     (4,043 )     (4,593 )     13.6 %
Cash Paid for Capitalized Software and Other Intangible Assets     (191 )     (250 )     30.9 %     (605 )     (694 )     14.7 %
Cash Interest Expense     (567 )     (636 )     12.2 %     (1,725 )     (1,768 )     2.5 %
Cash Taxes     (833 )     (958 )     15.0 %     (1,855 )     (3,180 )     71.4 %
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities     (295 )     165       NM       (254 )     583       NM  
Other     63       31       NM       145       917       NM  
Free Cash Flow (Incl. Economic Stimulus Packages)     $1,603       $1,956       22.0 %     $6,363       $7,054       10.9 %
Economic Stimulus Packages     (89 )     12       NM       (256 )     -       NM  
Free Cash Flow $1,514     $1,968 30.0 % $6,107     $7,054 15.5 %
 

Note: 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. "Other" in 2013 is substantially comprised of adjustments for cash taxes paid related to certain nonoperating transactions, cash taxes paid in 2013 related to 2012 taxable income that were reflected as a reduction of 2012 Free Cash Flow and payments associated with the pension termination. NM=comparison not meaningful.

Dividends and Share Repurchases. During the third quarter of 2013, Comcast paid dividends totaling $512 million and repurchased 12.0 million of its common shares for $500 million. In the first nine months of 2013, Comcast has repurchased 37.9 million of its common shares for $1.5 billion. As of September 30, 2013, Comcast had approximately $2.0 billion available under its share repurchase authorization.

 

Cable Communications

    3rd Quarter         Year to Date    
($ in millions)     2012     2013     Growth     2012     2013     Growth
Cable Communications Revenue                                                
Video     $4,981       $5,127       2.9 %     $14,949       $15,415       3.1 %
High-Speed Internet     2,403       2,592       7.9 %     7,106       7,684       8.1 %
Voice     895       919       2.6 %     2,662       2,729       2.5 %
Business Services     662       836       26.4 %     1,866       2,365       26.8 %
Advertising     607       541       (10.8 %)     1,633       1,587       (2.8 %)
Other     428       476       11.6 %     1,256       1,395       11.2 %
Cable Communications Revenue $9,976     $10,491 5.2 % $29,472     $31,175 5.8 %
                                                 
Cable Communications OCF     $3,998       $4,246       6.2 %     $12,054       $12,800       6.2 %
OCF Margin 40.1 % 40.5 % 40.9 % 41.1 %
                                                 
Cable Communications Capital Expenditures     $1,364       $1,432       5.0 %     $3,544       $3,766       6.3 %
Percent of Cable Communications Revenue     13.7 %     13.6 %             12.0 %     12.1 %        
 

Revenue for Cable Communications increased 5.2% to $10.5 billion in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $10.0 billion in the third quarter of 2012, reflecting increases of 7.9% in high-speed Internet, 26.4% in business services and 2.9% in video, partially offset by a 10.8% decline in advertising primarily due to lower political advertising revenue. The increase in Cable revenue reflects rate adjustments, customers receiving higher levels of services and customer growth (see below).

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, Cable revenue increased 5.8% to $31.2 billion compared to $29.5 billion in 2012.

Combined Video, High-Speed Internet and Voice Customers increased by 337,000 in the third quarter of 2013, a 14.9% increase in net additions compared to third quarter 2012, driven by growth in high-speed Internet and voice customers, partially offset by video customer losses. As of September 30, 2013, video, high-speed Internet and voice customers totaled 52.4 million, an increase of 1.6 million or 3.2% over last year's third quarter.

       
Customers Net Adds
(in thousands)     3Q12     3Q13     3Q12     3Q13
Video Customers     22,002     21,647     (117 )     (129 )
High-Speed Internet Customers     19,025     20,283     287       297  
Voice Customers     9,787     10,496     123       169  
Combined Video, HSI and Voice Customers 50,814     52,427 294     337
 

Operating Cash Flow for Cable Communications increased 6.2% to $4.2 billion in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $4.0 billion in the third quarter of 2012, driven by higher revenue, partially offset by a 4.5% increase in operating expenses primarily related to higher programming costs. This quarter's operating cash flow margin was 40.5%, compared to 40.1% in the prior year period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, Cable operating cash flow increased 6.2% to $12.8 billion compared to $12.1 billion in 2012. Year-to-date operating cash flow margin was 41.1% compared to 40.9% in 2012.

 

NBCUniversal

    3rd Quarter         Year to Date    
($ in millions)     2012     2013     Growth     2012     2013     Growth
NBCUniversal Revenue                            

 

                 
Cable Networks     $2,152       $2,239       4.0 %     $6,520       $6,877       5.5 %
Broadcast Television     2,790       1,644       (41.1 %)     6,203       4,893       (21.1 %)
Filmed Entertainment     1,355       1,400       3.3 %     3,778       4,004       6.0 %
Theme Parks     614       661       7.9 %     1,565       1,669       6.7 %
Headquarters, Other and Eliminations     (89 )     (93 )     NM       (268 )     (257 )     NM  
NBCUniversal Revenue $6,822     $5,851 (14.2 %) $17,798     $17,186 (3.4 %)
% growth excluding 2012 Olympics and Super Bowl 3.9 % 5.1 %
                                                 
NBCUniversal OCF                                                
Cable Networks     $809       $853       5.4 %     $2,408       $2,572       6.8 %
Broadcast Television     88       34       (61.1 %)     268       205       (23.4 %)
Filmed Entertainment     72       189       164.1 %     (5 )     291       NM  
Theme Parks     316       343       8.6 %     708       747       5.6 %
Headquarters, Other and Eliminations     (145 )     (169 )     NM       (444 )     (421 )     NM  
NBCUniversal OCF $1,140 $1,250 9.6 % $2,935 $3,394 15.6 %
% growth excluding 2012 Olympics 22.4 % 20.5 %

Revenue for NBCUniversal decreased 14.2% to $5.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $6.8 billion in the third quarter of 2012. Excluding $1.2 billion of revenue generated by the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, revenue increased 3.9%. Operating Cash Flow increased 9.6% to $1.3 billion compared to $1.1 billion in the third quarter of 2012. Excluding $120 million of operating cash flow generated by the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, operating cash flow increased 22.4% reflecting improved operating performance in all segments (see Table 5).

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, NBCUniversal revenue decreased 3.4% to $17.2 billion compared to $17.8 billion in 2012. Excluding $259 million of revenue generated by the broadcast of the NFL's Super Bowl in the first quarter of 2012 and the impact of the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, revenue increased 5.1%. Operating cash flow increased 15.6% to $3.4 billion compared to $2.9 billion in the first nine months of 2012. Excluding the impact of the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, operating cash flow increased 20.5% (see Table 5).

Cable Networks

For the third quarter of 2013, revenue from the Cable Networks segment increased 4.0% to $2.2 billion compared to the third quarter of 2012, reflecting a 5.4% increase in distribution revenue and a 4.6% increase in advertising revenue, partially offset by a 6.5% decline in content licensing and other revenue. Operating cash flow increased 5.4% to $853 million compared to $809 million in the third quarter of 2012, reflecting higher revenue, partially offset by higher programming and production costs from our continued investment in original programming and higher sports programming rights costs.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, revenue from the Cable Networks segment increased 5.5% to $6.9 billion compared to $6.5 billion in 2012. Operating cash flow increased 6.8% to $2.6 billion compared to $2.4 billion in the first nine months of 2012.

Broadcast Television

For the third quarter of 2013, revenue from the Broadcast Television segment decreased 41.1% to $1.6 billion compared to $2.8 billion in the third quarter of 2012. Excluding $1.2 billion of revenue generated by the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, revenue increased 2.6% driven by higher retransmission consent fees and a 2.6% increase in advertising revenue. Operating cash flow decreased 61.1% to $34 million compared to $88 million in the third quarter of 2012. Excluding $120 million of operating cash flow generated by the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, operating cash flow increased $66 million reflecting higher revenue and relatively flat operating costs and expenses (See Table 5).

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, revenue from the Broadcast Television segment decreased 21.1% to $4.9 billion compared to $6.2 billion in 2012. Excluding $259 million of revenue generated by the NFL's Super Bowl in the first quarter of 2012 and the impact of the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, revenue increased 2.9%. Operating cash flow decreased 23.4% to $205 million compared to $268 million in the first nine months of 2012. Excluding the impact of the Olympics in the third quarter of 2012, operating cash flow increased 38.9% (see Table 5).

Filmed Entertainment

For the third quarter of 2013, revenue from the Filmed Entertainment segment increased 3.3% to $1.4 billion compared to the third quarter of 2012, driven by higher theatrical revenue from the strong box office performance of Despicable Me 2, partially offset by a decrease in home entertainment revenue due to lower volume of new releases compared to last year. Operating cash flow increased $117 million to $189 million compared to $72 million in the third quarter of 2012, reflecting the strong performance of the film slate.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, revenue from the Filmed Entertainment segment increased 6.0% to $4.0 billion compared to $3.8 billion in 2012. Operating cash flow increased $296 million to $291 million compared to a loss of $5 million in the first nine months of 2012.

Theme Parks

For the third quarter of 2013, revenue from the Theme Parks segment increased 7.9% to $661 million compared to $614 million in the third quarter of 2012, driven by higher per capita spending at the Orlando and Hollywood theme parks and higher guest attendance at our Orlando park following the launch of the Transformers attraction. Third quarter operating cash flow increased 8.6% to $343 million compared to $316 million in the third quarter of 2012, primarily reflecting higher revenue, partially offset by increased operating costs to support new attractions.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, revenue from the Theme Parks segment increased 6.7% to $1.7 billion compared to $1.6 billion in 2012. Operating cash flow increased 5.6% to $747 million compared to $708 million in the first nine months of 2012.

Headquarters, Other and Eliminations

NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations include overhead and eliminations among the NBCUniversal businesses. For the quarter ended September 30, 2013, NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations operating cash flow loss was $169 million compared to a loss of $145 million in the third quarter of 2012, reflecting higher employee costs.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations operating cash flow loss was $421 million compared to a loss of $444 million in 2012.

Corporate, Other and Eliminations

Corporate, Other and Eliminations include corporate operations, Comcast-Spectacor and eliminations among Comcast's businesses. For the quarter ended September 30, 2013, Corporate, Other and Eliminations revenue was ($191) million compared to ($254) million in 2012. The operating cash flow loss was $166 million, including $74 million of costs associated with the termination of a pension plan, and compared to a loss of $130 million in the third quarter of 2012.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, Corporate, Other and Eliminations revenue was ($630) million compared to ($637) million in 2012. The operating cash flow loss was $405 million, including $74 million of costs associated with the termination of a pension plan, compared to a loss of $289 million in the first nine months of 2012.

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 benefits.
 
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, October 30, 2013 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 63826624. A replay of the call will be available starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on October 30, 2013, on the Investor Relations website or by telephone. To access the telephone replay, which will be available until Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at midnight ET, please dial (855) 859-2056 and enter the conference ID number 63826624.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

               
TABLE 1
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income (Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(in millions, except per share data) September 30, September 30,
2012 2013 2012 2013
Revenue $16,544 $16,151 $46,633 $47,731
 
Programming and production 5,726 4,787 15,013 14,418
Other operating and administrative 4,580 4,751 13,190 13,787
Advertising, marketing and promotion 1,230   1,283   3,730   3,737  
11,536   10,821   31,933   31,942  
 
Operating cash flow 5,008 5,330 14,700 15,789
 
Depreciation expense 1,549 1,520 4,594 4,669
Amortization expense 411   396   1,221   1,204  
1,960   1,916   5,815   5,873  
Operating income 3,048 3,414 8,885 9,916
 
Other income (expense)
Interest expense (633 ) (639 ) (1,898 ) (1,928 )
Investment income (loss), net 70 464 170 549
Equity in net income (losses) of investees, net 911 (130 ) 943 (96 )
Other income (expense), net 987   (310 ) 924   (280 )
1,335   (615 ) 139   (1,755 )
 
Income before income taxes 4,383 2,799 9,024 8,161
 
Income tax expense (1,405 ) (1,021 ) (2,966 ) (2,994 )
 
Net income 2,978 1,778 6,058 5,167
 
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock (865 ) (46 ) (1,373 ) (264 )
               
Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation $2,113   $1,732   $4,685   $4,903  
 
 
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders $0.78   $0.65   $1.72   $1.84  
 
 
Dividends declared per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders $0.1625   $0.195   $0.4875   $0.585  
 
 
 
Diluted weighted-average number of common shares 2,703   2,658   2,724   2,668  
 
       
TABLE 2
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)
 
 
(in millions) December 31, September 30,
2012 2013
ASSETS
 
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $10,951 $1,603
Investments 1,464 4,132
Receivables, net 5,521 5,501
Programming rights 909 959
Other current assets 1,146 1,212
Total current assets 19,991 13,407
 
Film and television costs 5,054 4,588
 
Investments 6,325 3,672
 
Property and equipment, net 27,232 28,806
 
Franchise rights 59,364 59,364
 
Goodwill 26,985 27,079
 
Other intangible assets, net 17,840 17,334
 
Other noncurrent assets, net 2,180 2,345
 
$164,971 $156,595
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors $6,206 $6,032
Accrued participations and residuals 1,350 1,372
Deferred revenue 851 1,001
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 5,931 7,924
Current portion of long-term debt 2,376 2,337
Total current liabilities 16,714 18,666
 
Long-term debt, less current portion 38,082 44,188
 
Deferred income taxes 30,110 31,261
 
Other noncurrent liabilities 13,271 11,493
 
Redeemable noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock 16,998 853
 
Equity
Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity 49,356 49,718
Noncontrolling interests 440 416
Total equity 49,796 50,134
 
$164,971 $156,595
 
       
TABLE 3
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
 
(in millions) Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2012 2013
 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income $6,058 $5,167
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,815 5,873
Amortization of film and television costs 7,295 5,998
Share-based compensation 278 312
Noncash interest expense (income), net 158 122
Equity in net (income) losses of investees, net (943 ) 96
Cash received from investees 178 89
Net (gain) loss on investment activity and other (1,071 ) (239 )
Deferred income taxes 321 (52 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures:
Change in current and noncurrent receivables, net (865 ) 145
Change in film and television costs (7,290 ) (5,590 )
Change in accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors 553 (108 )
Change in other operating assets and liabilities 752   (134 )
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 11,239   11,679  
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital expenditures (4,043 ) (4,593 )
Cash paid for intangible assets (605 ) (694 )
Acquisitions of real estate properties - (1,705 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (95 ) (42 )
Proceeds from sales of businesses and investments 3,095 655
Return of capital from investees 2,281 146
Purchases of investments (191 ) (1,177 )
Other 68   83  
 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 510   (7,327 )
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from (repayments of) short-term borrowings, net (555 ) 395
Proceeds from borrowings 2,248 2,933
Repurchases and repayments of debt (2,505 ) (2,442 )
Repurchases and retirements of common stock (2,250 ) (1,500 )
Dividends paid (1,176 ) (1,454 )
Issuances of common stock 215 35
Purchase of NBCUniversal noncontrolling common equity interest - (10,761 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interests and dividends for redeemable subsidiary preferred stock (497 ) (164 )
Settlement of Station Venture liability - (602 )
Other 50   (140 )
 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (4,470 ) (13,700 )
 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 7,279 (9,348 )
 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 1,620   10,951  
 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $8,899   $1,603  
 
 
TABLE 4
Supplemental Information
                               
Alternate Presentation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities and Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
(in millions) 2012 2013 2012 2013
Operating income $3,048 $3,414 $8,885 $9,916
Depreciation and amortization 1,960   1,916   5,815   5,873  
Operating income before depreciation and amortization 5,008 5,330 14,700 15,789
Noncash share-based compensation expense 89 99 278 312
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (295 ) 165   (254 ) 583  
Cash basis operating income 4,802 5,594 14,724 16,684
Payments of interest (567 ) (636 ) (1,725 ) (1,768 )
Payments of income taxes (833 ) (958 ) (1,855 ) (3,180 )
Proceeds from investments and other 49 23 201 119
Excess tax benefits under share-based compensation (27 ) (29 ) (106 ) (176 )
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $3,424   $3,994   $11,239   $11,679  
Capital expenditures (1,582 ) (1,726 ) (4,043 ) (4,593 )
Cash paid for capitalized software and other intangible assets (191 ) (250 ) (605 ) (694 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interests and dividends for redeemable subsidiary preferred stock (264 ) (48 ) (497 ) (164 )
Nonoperating items 216   (14 ) 269   826  
Free Cash Flow (including economic stimulus packages) $1,603 $1,956 $6,363 $7,054
Economic stimulus packages (89 ) 12   (256 ) -  
Total Free Cash Flow $1,514   $1,968   $6,107   $7,054  
 
 
Reconciliation of EPS Excluding Gains and Losses Related to Investments, Gain on Sale of Wireless Spectrum Licenses and Pension Termination Costs (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
 
2012 2013 2012 2013
(in millions, except per share data)
$    

EPS (1)

$    

EPS (1)

$    

EPS (1)

$    

EPS (1)

 
Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation $2,113 $0.78 $1,732 $0.65 $4,685 $1.72 $4,903 $1.84
Growth % (18.0 %) (16.7 %) 4.7 % 7.0 %
 
Equity interest in SpectrumCo transaction(2) (543 ) (0.20 ) - - (543 ) (0.20 ) - -
Gain on sale of investment in A&E(3) (319 ) (0.12 ) - - (319 ) (0.12 ) - -
Gain on sale of wireless spectrum licenses(4) - - - - - - (67 ) (0.03 )
Gain on sale of investment in Clearwire(5) - - (279 ) (0.11 ) - - (279 ) (0.11 )
Pension termination costs(6) - - 46 0.02 - - 46 0.02
Losses on investments(7) - - 234 0.09 - - 234 0.09
                                               
Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation
(excluding gains and losses related to investments, gain on sale of wireless spectrum licenses and pension termination costs) $1,251       $0.46   $1,733       $0.65   $3,823       $1.40   $4,837       $1.81  
Growth % 38.6 % 41.3 % 26.6 % 29.3 %

 

 
(1) Based on diluted weighted-average number of common shares for the respective periods as presented in Table 1.
(2) 3rd quarter 2012 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $876 million of equity in net income of investees, $543 million net of tax, resulting from our share of the gain on SpectrumCo's sale of wireless spectrum licenses.
(3) 3rd quarter 2012 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $1 billion of other income, $319 million net of tax and noncontrolling interest, resulting from the sale of the investment in A&E Television Networks.
(4) 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.
(5) 3rd quarter 2013 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $443 million of investment income, $279 million net of tax, resulting from the sale of the investment in Clearwire.
(6) 3rd quarter 2013 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $74 million of other operating and administrative expenses, $46 million net of tax, resulting from the termination of a pension plan.
(7) 3rd quarter 2013 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $371 million of expense ($236 million of other expense and $135 million of equity in net losses of investees), $234 million net of tax, resulting from losses on investments.
 

Note: Minor differences may exist due to rounding.

 
 
TABLE 5
Reconciliation of Consolidated Revenue Excluding 2012 Olympics and Super Bowl and Operating Cash Flow Excluding 2012 Olympics and Pension Termination Costs (Unaudited)
                       
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
 
(in millions) 2012 2013 Growth % 2012 2013 Growth %
 
Revenue $16,544 $16,151 (2.4 %) $46,633 $47,731 2.4 %
 
2012 Olympics (1,188 ) - (1,188 ) -
Super Bowl -   - (259 ) -
 
Revenue excluding 2012 Olympics and Super Bowl $15,356   $16,151 5.2 % $45,186   $47,731 5.6 %
 
 
2012 2013 Growth % 2012 2013 Growth %
 
Operating Cash Flow $5,008 $5,330 6.4 % $14,700 $15,789 7.4 %
 
2012 Olympics (120 )

(1)

- (120 )

(1)

-
Pension Termination Costs - 74 - 74
           
Operating Cash Flow excluding 2012 Olympics and Pension Termination Costs $4,888   $5,404 10.5 % $14,580   $15,863 8.8 %
 
Reconciliation of Consolidated NBCUniversal Revenue Excluding 2012 Olympics and Super Bowl and Operating Cash Flow Excluding 2012 Olympics (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
 
(in millions) 2012 2013 Growth % 2012 2013 Growth %
 
Revenue $6,822 $5,851 (14.2 %) $17,798 $17,186 (3.4 %)
 
2012 Olympics (1,188 ) - (1,188 ) -
Super Bowl -   - (259 ) -
 
Revenue excluding 2012 Olympics and Super Bowl $5,634   $5,851 3.9 % $16,351   $17,186 5.1 %
 
 
 
2012 2013 Growth % 2012 2013 Growth %
 
Operating Cash Flow $1,140 $1,250 9.6 % $2,935 $3,394 15.6 %
 
2012 Olympics (120 )

(1)

- (120 )

(1)

-
 
Operating Cash Flow excluding 2012 Olympics $1,020   $1,250 22.4 % $2,815   $3,394 20.5 %
 
Reconciliation of Broadcast Television Revenue Excluding 2012 Olympics and Super Bowl and Operating Cash Flow Excluding 2012 Olympics (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
 
(in millions) 2012 2013 Growth % 2012 2013 Growth %
 
Revenue $2,790 $1,644 (41.1 %) $6,203 $4,893 (21.1 %)
 
2012 Olympics (1,188 ) - (1,188 ) -
Super Bowl -   - (259 ) -
 
Revenue excluding 2012 Olympics and Super Bowl $1,602   $1,644 2.6 % $4,756   $4,893 2.9 %
 
 
2012 2013 Growth % 2012 2013 Growth %
 
Operating Cash Flow $88 $34 (61.1 %) $268 $205 (23.4 %)
 
2012 Olympics (120 )

(1)

- (120 )

(1)

-
 
Operating Cash Flow excluding 2012 Olympics ($32 ) $34 NM $148   $205 38.9 %

 

 
(1) Reflects the settlement of a $237 million liability associated with the unfavorable Olympics contract recorded through the application of acquisition accounting in 2011.

Note: Minor differences may exist due to rounding.

 

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