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SOURCE tw telecom

Delivers 6.4% Revenue Growth, $36.5 million of Net Income and 35.3% M-EBITDA Margin for 2013

Completes $416 million of Share Repurchases for 2013, with $104 million in the Fourth Quarter

Expects Higher 2014 Total Revenue Growth Rate

LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions to enterprises across the U.S. and to their global locations, today announced its fourth quarter 2013 financial results, including $400.0 million of revenue, $15.4 million of net income, $0.11 basic earnings per share, and $140.7 million of Modified EBITDA1 ("M-EBITDA").  

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For the year, the Company reported $1.56 billion in revenue, $36.5 million in net income, $0.25 basic earnings per share, and $552.5 million of M-EBITDA.

"In 2013, we achieved strong comprehensive financial results, deployed substantial product innovation, solutions and features and returned value to shareholders through share repurchases," said Larissa Herda, tw telecom's Chairman and CEO.  "We also successfully executed our growth initiatives and as a result, we expect to increase our 2014 revenue growth rate over that of 2013.  Additionally, we announced a strategic market expansion in the fourth quarter.  We believe we are doing all the right things to position our business for long-term growth and market differentiation, as we continue to focus on driving shareholder value," said Herda.

Highlights for the Year

  • Grew total revenue 6.4% year over year
  • Grew enterprise revenue 8.2% year over year
  • Grew data and Internet revenue 14.1% year over year
  • Delivered $36.5 million of net income, or $64.4 million of net income, after excluding debt extinguishment and executive retirement costs, net of tax impacts8
  • Delivered M-EBITDA of $552.5 million, representing a 35.3% M-EBITDA margin1
  • Delivered $438.5 million of net cash provided by operating activities
  • Reported ($34.1) million of levered free cash flow3, or $85.7 million, after excluding the strategic market expansion capital lease
  • Utilized $959.2 million in cash to execute share repurchases and settle convertible debt
  • Announced a strategic market expansion in November, to extend its fiber footprint

Business Trends

"We delivered strong comprehensive results and continued balance sheet optimization, as we returned value to shareholders, invested for long-term growth and maintained our balance sheet flexibility," said Mark Peters, tw telecom's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  "In 2013, we opportunistically refinanced more than 70% of our debt from the end of 2012, achieving more favorable terms and rates.  We utilized nearly $1 billion of cash to execute our share repurchases and settle our convertible debt, which resulted in a 10% decrease in shares and the avoidance of up to 13% of potential dilution compared to our shares outstanding at the end of 2012.   Due to our ongoing financial discipline, we expect in 2014 to continue to invest in the business, execute share repurchases and maintain our strong liquidity."

The Company's successful growth initiatives have resulted in strong fourth quarter bookings7, or sales, which grew in both the fourth quarter and for the full year of 2013 compared to the same periods in the prior year, as well as demonstrated strong sequential growth for the quarter.  The Company expects its full year revenue growth rate for 2014, to be greater than that of 2013, because of the consistent increase in bookings in the last four months of the year. 

For 2014, the Company is forecasting, as expected, continued Modified EBITDA margin pressure due to the cumulative costs of its 2013 growth initiatives and recently announced strategic market expansion, both of which primarily reflect the cost of new sales and other employees incurred in advance of the anticipated recognition of higher revenue growth.  The Company also expects its annual resetting of payroll taxes to result in an estimated $5 million sequential cost increase in the first quarter, which it expects will decline throughout the year. 

The Company continues to expect business fluctuations to impact sequential trends in revenue, margins and cash flow.  This includes the timing, as well as any seasonality of sales and installations5, usage, rate changes, disputes, settlements, repricing for contract renewals and fluctuations in revenue churn, expenses, capital expenditures and taxes and fees. 

Market Expansion

In the fourth quarter, the Company announced a strategic market expansion to extend its metro fiber footprint into five new high demand markets and accelerate the density of its metro-fiber footprint in 27 existing markets.  "Our strategic market expansion is on track and we expect to fully integrate our expanded fiber reach and launch our new markets over the course of 2014," said John Blount, President and Chief Operating Officer.

Capital Lease for Strategic Market Expansion

The Company recognized $119.8 million of capital expenditures for its strategic market expansion and a related capital lease obligation in the fourth quarter, which it expects to pay over 20 years.  The Company expects that the accounting for the lease will result in an estimated incremental $6.5 million of interest expense and $3.5 million of depreciation expense for the year.

Operational Metrics

Revenue churn4 was 0.8% for the fourth quarter of 2013 down from 1.0% in the prior quarter and 0.9% in the same quarter last year.  The higher churn in the prior quarter was the result of service disconnections from one large carrier.  Full year 2013 revenue churn was 0.9%, consistent with 2012. 

As a component of revenue churn, revenue lost from customers fully disconnecting service remained low at 0.2% for the fourth quarter of 2013, which is consistent with the prior quarter and the same quarter last year, and indicative of a loyal customer base, effective customer experience strategy and competitive product portfolio.

The Company had more than 29,000 customers as of December 31, 2013.  Customer churn4 was 0.8% for the fourth quarter of 2013, consistent with the prior quarter and down from 0.9% in the same quarter last year.  The Company ended the quarter with over 30,000 fiber route miles, of which approximately 23,000 were metro miles, which does not include route miles from the strategic market expansion that will be added in 2014 as those routes are fully integrated.

Capital Investments

Capital investments for the year, excluding the strategic market expansion capital lease, increased $38.6 million with the majority tied to success-based investments and growth initiatives. 

Capital investments ("cap-ex") for 2013 were as follows ($ in 000's):


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


Dec. 31


Sept. 30


Dec. 31


Dec. 31


Dec. 31


2013


2013


2012


2013


2012











Cap-ex - excluding strategic market expansion capital lease

$  88,216


$102,037


$99,624


$382,064


$343,425

   As a percentage of revenue

22.1%


26.0%


26.4%


24.4%


23.4%











Cap-ex - for strategic market expansion capital lease

119,823


-


-


119,823


-











Total Capital Expenditures

$208,039


$102,037


$99,624


$501,887


$343,425

Capital investments for the fourth quarter, excluding the strategic market expansion capital lease, decreased sequentially by $13.8 million primarily reflecting the timing of capacity-related projects and decreased year over year by $11.4 million due to timing of capacity-related projects somewhat offset by growth in success-based spending and product investments for growth initiatives. 

The Company expects approximately $440 to $460 million of total capital investments for 2014, with the majority to be tied to success-based investments, which includes approximately $50 million to integrate and connect the strategic market expansion into its national network and operating infrastructure.

Balance Sheet Activities

The Company executed share repurchases of $103.5 million for the quarter and $415.5 million for the year, with $362.5 million remaining under its most recently announced $500 million share repurchase plan.

Intercarrier Compensation

Intercarrier compensation revenue represented 2% of total revenue as of the fourth quarter of 2013.  Under an FCC order, intercarrier compensation rates are declining over a six-year period that began in 2012, with rate decreases occurring in July of each year.  These rate decreases resulted in a $4 million decrease to intercarrier compensation revenue in 2013, and the Company expects another $4 million revenue decrease for 2014.

Year over Year Results – Fourth Quarter 2013 compared to Fourth Quarter 2012

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $400.0 million compared to $377.9 million for the fourth quarter last year, representing a year over year increase of $22.1 million, or 5.9%.  Revenue grew primarily due to ongoing enterprise revenue growth.  Key changes in revenue included:

  • $22.5 million increase in revenue from enterprise customers, or 7.5% year over year, driven primarily by data and Internet services, partially offset by a favorable $2.2 million customer settlement in the prior year
  • Revenue from carriers was unchanged, reflecting growth in Ethernet services, which was offset by churn and repricing for contract renewals in network services
  • $0.4 million decrease in intercarrier compensation revenue primarily reflecting the impact of a mandatory FCC rate reduction in July 2013, somewhat offset by an increase in minutes of use

By line of business, the percentage change in revenue year over year was as follows:

  • 13.1% increase for data and Internet services, primarily driven by an increase in strategic Ethernet and VPN based products and other services, partially offset by churn, repricing and a favorable $2.2 million enterprise customer settlement in the prior year. Data and Internet revenue represents 56% of total revenue for the quarter compared to 52% a year ago
  • 2.5% increase in voice services, primarily from converged and other voice solutions and certain taxes and fees, partially offset by churn. Voice services revenue represented 23% of total revenue for the quarter compared to 24% a year ago
  • 7.0% decrease in network services, primarily reflecting the impact of churn and repricing for contract renewals, largely from carrier customers, partially offset by growth in high capacity dedicated Ethernet services. Network services revenue represents 19% of total revenue for the quarter compared to 22% a year ago

Operating Costs

Operating costs for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased year over year, which primarily included increases in network access costs as a result of revenue growth and growth in demand for multi-location customer solutions, both within and outside of the Company's markets. In addition, there was an increase in employee-related costs, net of capitalized expenses, primarily in support of the Company's growth initiatives, as well as annual merit-based salary increases.  Operating costs as a percentage of revenue were 42.2% for the quarter compared to 42.1% for the same period last year.  Modified gross margin6 as a percentage of revenue was 58.0% in both the current quarter and the same period last year.  

The Company utilizes a fully burdened modified gross margin, including network costs, and personnel costs for customer care, provisioning, network maintenance, technical field and network operations, excluding non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of costs capitalized for labor and overhead on capital projects.

Selling, General and Administrative Costs ("SG&A")

SG&A costs increased year over year, primarily as a result of higher employee-related costs, including expansion of sales and sales support personnel largely to support ongoing growth and the Company's growth initiatives, commissions and annual merit-based salary increases, as well as an increase in property and other taxes and regulatory fees. SG&A costs as a percentage of revenue increased to 24.7% for the quarter from 23.1% for the same period last year, reflecting the growth rate of the items described above.

Net Income

Net income was $15.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $17.3 million from the same period last year, reflecting higher depreciation expense resulting from net asset additions and increased income tax expense, offset by M-EBITDA growth and lower interest expense.  The Company delivered basic earnings per share of $0.11 for both the current quarter and the same period last year.

M-EBITDA and Margins 

M-EBITDA was $140.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 1.7% from the same period last year, primarily as a result of revenue growth that was largely offset by costs associated with the Company's growth initiatives and lower net favorable settlements in the current quarter than the same quarter last year. 

M-EBITDA margin for the quarter was 35.2% as compared to 36.6% for the same period last year.  The vast majority of the change in margin this quarter as compared to the same quarter last year was due to costs associated with growth initiatives and the balance reflects higher access costs from growing multi-location customer demand both in and outside of the Company's markets and lower net favorable settlements.

Sequential Results – Fourth Quarter 2013 compared to Third Quarter 2013

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $400.0 million, as compared to $393.2 million for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of $6.8 million, or 1.7%, representing the 37th consecutive quarter of sequential growth.  Revenue grew primarily due to ongoing enterprise growth.  Key changes in revenue included:

  • $6.5 million increase in enterprise revenue, or 2.1% sequential growth, driven primarily by data and Internet services
  • $1.0 million increase in carrier revenue, primarily due to growth in Ethernet services, somewhat offset by churn and repricing for contract renewals
  • $0.7 million decrease in intercarrier compensation revenue

By line of business, the percentage change in revenue sequentially was as follows: 

  • 3.6% increase for data and Internet services, primarily driven by an increase in strategic Ethernet and VPN-based products and other services, partially offset by churn and repricing
  • 0.4% increase in voice services, primarily reflecting an increase in converged solutions and certain taxes and fees, partially offset by churn
  • 1.0% decrease in network services, primarily reflecting the impact of higher churn and repricing for contract renewals, largely from carriers, partially offset by growth in high capacity dedicated Ethernet services

Operating Costs

Operating costs increased sequentially, reflecting a lower amount of favorable franchise fee settlements and higher network access costs as a result of revenue growth.  Operating costs were 42.2% of revenue for the fourth quarter and 41.8% for the third quarter.  Modified gross margin for the fourth quarter as a percentage of revenue was 58.0% compared to 58.4% in the third quarter.

Selling, General and Administrative Costs

SG&A costs decreased sequentially primarily reflecting lower non-cash stock-based compensation, largely resulting from executive retirement costs in the prior quarter, offset by higher employee-related costs, including growth initiatives.  SG&A costs were 24.7% of revenue for the fourth quarter and 26.3% for the third quarter.  

Net Income and Loss

Net income was $15.4 million for the fourth quarter, compared to a net loss of $9.4 million in the third quarter reflecting debt extinguishment and executive retirement costs in the third quarter that did not recur and fourth quarter M-EBITDA growth somewhat offset by an increase in income tax expense and interest expense. 

The Company delivered basic earnings per share of $0.11 for the fourth quarter compared to a third quarter net loss per share of $0.07, or $0.12 basic earnings per share excluding debt extinguishment and executive retirement costs8, net of the related tax impacts.

M-EBITDA and Margins 

M-EBITDA was $140.7 million for the fourth quarter, an increase of 1.6% from the third quarter primarily as a result of revenue growth, which was largely offset by a lower amount of favorable franchise fee settlements and costs associated with the Company's growth initiatives.  M-EBITDA margin was 35.2% for both the fourth quarter and the third quarter.

tw telecom plans to conduct a webcast conference call to discuss its earnings results on February 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. MST (11:00 a.m. EST).  To access the webcast and the financial and other information to be discussed in the webcast, visit www.twtelecom.com under "Investors."

(1) Modified EBITDA (or "M-EBITDA") is defined as net income or loss before depreciation, amortization, accretion, impairment charges and other income and losses, interest expense, debt extinguishment costs, interest income, income tax expense or benefit, cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, and non-cash stock-based compensation expense.  The Company defines Modified EBITDA margin as M-EBITDA divided by total revenue.

(2) Unlevered free cash flow is defined as Modified EBITDA less capital expenditures, which is reconciled to Net Cash provided by (used in) operating activities in the supplemental information posted on the Company's website.

(3) Levered free cash flow is defined as Modified EBITDA less capital expenditures and net interest expense from operations (excluding debt extinguishment costs, non-cash interest expense and deferred debt costs), which is reconciled to Net Cash provided by (used in) operating activities in the supplemental information posted on the Company's website.  

 (4) Revenue churn is defined for the period as average lost recurring monthly billing from a customer's partial or complete disconnection of services (excluding repricing impacts and usage) compared to reported revenue.  Customer churn is defined for the period as average monthly customer turnover compared to the average monthly customer count.

(5) Installations reflect monthly recurring charges for services from signed customer sales that are installed and recognized as revenue from the date of installation

(6) The Company defines modified gross margin as total revenue less operating costs excluding non-cash stock-based compensation expense.  

(7) Bookings, or sales, are defined as monthly recurring charges for services from signed customer contracts.  The timing of when these sales are installed and recognized into revenue varies based on the underlying contract.

(8) Net Income, and Basic and Diluted EPS excluding debt extinguishment and executive retirement costs, net of tax impacts are Non GAAP measures and are reconciled in the supplemental earnings materials to the most comparable GAAP measure.

Financial Measures
The Company provides financial measures using U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") as well as adjustments to GAAP measures to describe its business trends, including Modified EBITDA.  Management believes that its definition of Modified EBITDA (see above) is a standard measure of operating performance and liquidity that is commonly reported and widely used by analysts, investors, and other interested parties in the telecommunications industry because it eliminates many differences in financial, capitalization, and tax structures, as well as non-cash and non-operating income or charges to earnings.  Modified EBITDA is not intended to replace operating income (loss), net income (loss), cash flow, and other measures of financial performance and liquidity reported in accordance with GAAP.  Management uses Modified EBITDA internally to assess on-going operations and it is the basis for various financial covenants contained in the Company's debt agreements and for operating performance and liquidity.  Modified EBITDA is reconciled to Net Income (Loss), the most comparable GAAP measure for operating performance within the Consolidated Operations Highlights and in the supplemental information posted on the Company's website.  Modified EBITDA, as a measure of liquidity, is also reconciled to Net Cash provided by operating activities on the Company's website.

In addition, management uses unlevered and levered free cash flow, which measure the ability of M-EBITDA to cover capital expenditures.  The Company uses these cash flow definitions to eliminate certain non-cash costs.  Levered and unlevered free cash flow are reconciled to Net Cash provided by operating activities and also to Modified EBITDA in the supplemental information posted on the Company's website.  The Company also provides an adjustment to the measure gross margin by eliminating the impact of non-cash stock-based compensation expense.  Management uses modified gross margin internally to assess on-going operations.  Modified gross margin is reconciled to gross margin in the financial tables. The Company also provides net income and Basic and Diluted EPS excluding debt extinguishment and executive retirement costs, which management believes is useful to analysts and investors to enhance comparability to prior periods and help identify operating trends.  The supplemental information posted to the Company's website reconciles net income and Basic and Diluted EPS excluding debt extinguishment and executive retirement costs to the most comparable GAAP measure.

Forward Looking Statements
The statements in this press release and related conference call concerning the outlook for 2014 and beyond, including statements regarding product and platform plans, growth prospects, market opportunities, market expansion and its implementation, sales growth, cash flow and cash balances, growth initiatives, sales force, customer opportunities, network capabilities, sales and installations timing, demand, revenue growth, revenue growth rate, margins, expense trends, service disconnections, business trends and fluctuations, liquidity position, future share repurchases and expected capital expenditures are forward-looking statements that reflect management's views with respect to future events and financial performance.  These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements include the risks disclosed in the Company's SEC filings, especially the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K, in its subsequent 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in its subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.  tw telecom undertakes no obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About tw telecom
tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

 

 

tw telecom inc.

Consolidated Operations Highlights

(Dollars in thousands)

Unaudited (1)














Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2013

2012


Growth %


2013

2012


Growth %












Revenue












Data and Internet services 


$223,705

$197,802


13.1%


$851,297

$746,297


14.1%


Voice services 


94,318

92,062


2.5%


373,666

363,743


2.7%


Network services


75,368

81,014


-7.0%


308,818

330,088


-6.4%



Service Revenue


393,391

370,878


6.1%


1,533,781

1,440,128


6.5%


Intercarrier compensation 


6,628

7,015


-5.5%


30,120

30,127


0.0%




Total Revenue


400,019

377,893


5.9%


1,563,901

1,470,255


6.4%












Expenses












Operating costs 


168,613

159,179




658,080

617,553






Gross Margin


231,406

218,714




905,821

852,702




Selling, general and administrative costs 


98,694

87,412




392,132

341,423




Depreciation, amortization and accretion


80,155

74,703




308,768

284,292






Operating Income 


52,557

56,599


-7.1%


204,921

226,987


-9.7%


Interest expense 


(23,107)

(21,720)




(85,410)

(68,271)




Non-cash interest expense and deferred debt costs 


(1,620)

(6,771)




(10,726)

(25,486)




Debt extinguishment costs


-

-




(39,314)

(77)




Interest income


144

512




692

793






Income before income taxes


27,974

28,620


-2.3%


70,163

133,946


-47.6%


Income tax expense


12,573

11,352




33,705

57,058






Net Income


$15,401

$17,268


-10.8%


$36,458

$76,888


-52.6%























SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO RECONCILE MODIFIED GROSS MARGIN AND MODIFIED EBITDA


















Gross Margin


$231,406

$218,714




$905,821

$852,702




Add back non-cash stock-based compensation expense


522

476




2,178

1,904






Modified Gross Margin


231,928

219,190


5.8%


907,999

854,606


6.2%













Selling, general and administrative costs


98,694

87,412




392,132

341,423




Add back non-cash stock-based compensation expense


7,431

6,507




36,654

27,396






Modified EBITDA


140,665

138,285


1.7%


552,521

540,579


2.2%













Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


7,953

6,983




38,832

29,300




Depreciation, amortization and accretion


80,155

74,703




308,768

284,292




Net interest expense 


22,963

21,208




84,718

67,478




Non-cash interest expense and deferred debt costs


1,620

6,771




10,726

25,486




Debt extinguishment costs


-

-




39,314

77




Income tax expense


12,573

11,352




33,705

57,058






Net Income


$15,401

$17,268




$36,458

$76,888















Modified Gross Margin %


58.0%

58.0%




58.1%

58.1%















Modified EBITDA Margin %


35.2%

36.6%




35.3%

36.8%

























Free Cash Flow












Modified EBITDA


$140,665

$138,285


1.7%


$552,521

$540,579


2.2%


Less:  Capital Expenditures, excluding strategic market expansion lease


88,216

99,624


-11.5%


382,064

343,425


11.3%


Less:  Net interest expense


22,963

21,208


8.3%


84,718

67,478


25.5%


Levered Free Cash Flow, excluding strategic market expansion lease


29,486

17,453


68.9%


85,739

129,676


-33.9%


Capex - Strategic market expansion lease


119,823

-


NM


119,823

-


NM


Levered Free Cash Flow 


($90,337)

$17,453


NM


($34,084)

$129,676


NM














(1)

For complete financials and related footnotes, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.

 

 

 

tw telecom inc.

Consolidated Operations Highlights

(Dollars in thousands)

Unaudited (1)









Three Months Ended



Dec. 31

Sept. 30





2013

2013


Growth %







Revenue







Data and Internet services


$223,705

$215,876


3.6%


Voice services 


94,318

93,913


0.4%


Network services


75,368

76,100


-1.0%



Service Revenue


393,391

385,889


1.9%


Intercarrier compensation 


6,628

7,301


-9.2%




Total Revenue


400,019

393,190


1.7%







Expenses







Operating costs 


168,613

164,254






Gross Margin


231,406

228,936




Selling, general and administrative costs 


98,694

103,438




Depreciation, amortization and accretion


80,155

78,566






Operating Income 


52,557

46,932


12.0%


Interest expense


(23,107)

(20,270)




Non-cash interest expense and deferred debt costs 


(1,620)

(1,255)




Debt extinguishment costs


-

(38,915)




Interest income


144

98






Income (Loss) before income taxes


27,974

(13,410)


-308.6%


Income tax expense (benefit)


12,573

(3,976)






Net Income (Loss)


$15,401

($9,434)


-263.2%













SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO RECONCILE MODIFIED GROSS MARGIN AND MODIFIED EBITDA










Gross Margin


$231,406

$228,936




Add back non-cash stock-based compensation expense


522

528






Modified Gross Margin


231,928

229,464


1.1%











Selling, general and administrative costs


98,694

103,438




Add back non-cash stock-based compensation expense


7,431

12,475






Modified EBITDA


140,665

138,501


1.6%








Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


7,953

13,003




Depreciation, amortization and accretion


80,155

78,566




Net interest expense


22,963

20,172




Non-cash interest expense and deferred debt costs 


1,620

1,255




Debt extinguishment costs


-

38,915




Income tax expense (benefit)


12,573

(3,976)






Net Income (Loss)


$15,401

($9,434)










Modified Gross Margin %


58.0%

58.4%










Modified EBITDA Margin %


35.2%

35.2%















Free Cash Flow







Modified EBITDA


$140,665

$138,501


1.6%


Less:  Capital Expenditures, excluding strategic market expansion lease


88,216

102,037


-13.5%


Less:  Net interest expense


22,963

20,172


13.8%


Levered Free Cash Flow, excluding strategic market expansion lease


29,486

16,292


81.0%


Capex - Strategic market expansion lease


119,823

-


NM


Levered Free Cash Flow


($90,337)

$16,292


NM









(1)

For complete financials and related footnotes, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.

 

 

 

tw telecom inc.

Highlights of Results Per Share

Unaudited (1) (2) 

















Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



Dec. 31


Sept. 30


Dec. 31


Dec. 31


Dec. 31



2013


2013


2012


2013


2012












Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (thousands)























Basic 


140,673


142,920


148,253


144,920


147,675













Diluted (2)


143,129


142,920


152,311


146,480


150,059












Basic Income (Loss) per Common Share












Prior to impacts of debt extinguishment and retirement compensation costs


$0.11


$0.12


$0.11


$0.44


$0.51


Debt extinguishment and retirement compensation costs, net of tax effects


-


($0.19)


-


($0.19)


-



Total


$0.11


($0.07)


$0.11


$0.25


$0.51












Diluted Income (Loss) per Common Share












Prior to impacts of debt extinguishment and retirement compensation costs


$0.11


$0.11


$0.11


$0.43


$0.50


Debt extinguishment and retirement compensation costs, net of tax effects


-


($0.18)


-


($0.19)


-



Total


$0.11


($0.07)


$0.11


$0.24


$0.50

























As of





Dec. 31


Sept. 30


Dec. 31







2013


2013


2012





Common shares (thousands)























Actual Shares Outstanding


141,168


144,463


151,397
















Unvested Restricted Stock Units











and Restricted Stock Awards (thousands)


3,989


4,003


4,573
















Options (thousands)























Options Outstanding 


1,000


1,256


4,860

















Options Exercisable 


860


1,112


4,169

















Options Exercisable and In-the-Money


860


1,112


4,169


















(1)

For complete financials and related footnotes, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.

(2)

Stock options, restricted stock units/awards and convertible debt subject to conversion, are excluded from the computation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding if inclusion would be anti-dilutive. See the Company's SEC filings for more details.

 

 

 


tw telecom inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Highlights

(Dollars in thousands)

Unaudited (1)














Dec. 31


Sept. 30


Dec. 31


2013


2013


2012








ASSETS


















Cash, equivalents, and short term investments

$478,995


$569,521


$974,292













Receivables

114,006


110,589


106,770



Less: allowance

(6,748)


(6,899)


(7,067)




Net receivables

107,258


103,690


99,703













Prepaid expenses and other current assets

22,545


25,199


19,164


Deferred income taxes

54,026


76,160


76,160




Total other current assets

76,571


101,359


95,324













Property, plant and equipment

4,675,335


4,495,600


4,247,868



Less:  accumulated depreciation 

(2,980,379)


(2,921,701)


(2,755,622)




Net property, plant and equipment 

1,694,956


1,573,899


1,492,246













Deferred income taxes

96,087


81,718


101,885


Goodwill

412,694


412,694


412,694


Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

11,555


13,056


17,578


Other assets, net 

44,344


45,368


30,015




Total other non-current assets

564,680


552,836


562,172
















Total


$2,922,460


$2,901,305


$3,223,737




























LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 


















Current Liabilities









Accounts payable


$38,454


$62,681


$55,857



Deferred revenue


48,371


47,016


45,471



Accrued taxes, franchise and other fees

55,043


56,259


60,844



Accrued interest 


21,606


27,480


20,343



Accrued payroll and benefits


52,604


48,554


45,727



Accrued carrier costs


25,507


16,330


30,765



Current portion of debt and lease obligations

32,470


7,954


374,969



Other current liabilities


35,241


35,148


29,163




Total current liabilities

309,296


301,422


663,139













Long-Term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations 








2 3/8% convertible senior debentures, due 4/1/2026 

-


-


373,743



Unamortized Discount 


-


-


(5,643)




Net


-


-


368,100



Floating rate senior secured debt - Term Loan B, due 12/30/2016

-


-


463,019



8% senior unsecured notes, due 3/1/2018, net of unamortized discount

23,392


23,386


428,001



Floating rate senior secured debt - Term Loan B, due 4/17/2020, net of unamortized discount

515,063


516,270


-



5 3/8% senior unsecured notes, due 10/1/2022 issued Oct 2012

480,000


480,000


480,000



5 3/8% senior unsecured notes, due 10/1/2022 issued Aug 2013, net of unamortized discount

433,744


433,280


-



6 3/8% senior unsecured notes, due 9/1/2023

350,000


350,000


-



Capital lease obligations


147,046


27,835


20,091




Less: current portion

(32,470)


(7,954)


(374,969)




Total long-term debt and capital lease obligations

1,916,775


1,822,817


1,384,242













Long-Term Deferred Revenue


20,046


20,851


23,177


Other Long-Term Liabilities 


40,274


44,577


41,240













Stockholders' Equity 


636,069


711,638


1,111,939
















Total


$2,922,460


$2,901,305


$3,223,737

























(1)

 For complete financials and related footnotes, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.

 

 

 


tw telecom inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in thousands)

Unaudited (1)














Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



Dec. 31


Sept. 30


Dec. 31


Dec. 31


Dec. 31



2013


2013


2012


2013


2012























Cash flows from operating activities:












Net Income (Loss)


$15,401


($9,434)


$17,268


$36,458


$76,888


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













Depreciation, amortization and accretion


80,155


78,566


74,703


308,768


284,292



Deferred income taxes


10,635


(4,186)


4,253


30,738


48,559



Stock-based compensation expense


7,953


13,003


6,983


38,832


29,300



Loss on debt extinguishment


-


38,916


-


39,314


77



Amortization of discount on debt and deferred debt costs and other


1,620


1,256


6,772


10,727


25,469


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:













Accounts receivable, net


(3,568)


6,075


7,011


(7,555)


(3,521)



Prepaid expenses and other current and noncurrent assets


3,192


(766)


1,197


(1,558)


1,498



Accounts payable


(11,843)


3,033


(1,254)


(11,099)


(429)



Accrued interest


(6,130)


8,255


12,680


1,197


6,393



Accrued payroll and benefits


4,077


1,483


4,914


7,001


1,469



Deferred revenue, current and noncurrent


550


(1,249)


204


(231)


4,099



Other current and noncurrent liabilities


5,953


(11,046)


9,161


(14,131)


(10,418)















Net cash provided by operating activities


107,995


123,906


143,892


438,461


463,676












Cash flows from investing activities:












Capital expenditures


(87,809)


(97,550)


(97,069)


(372,868)


(338,118)


Purchase of investments


(105,317)


(49,686)


(103,308)


(312,526)


(243,048)


Proceeds from sale of investments


68,554


90,250


77,748


283,845


204,629


Equipment purchases in advance of installation and other, net


(12,015)


(2,090)


(1,963)


(14,570)


2,566




Net cash used in investing activities


(136,587)


(59,076)


(124,592)


(416,119)


(373,971)












Cash flows from financing activities:












Net proceeds (tax withholdings) from issuance of common stock upon exercise

of stock options and vesting of restricted stock awards and units













4,596


6,340


3,327


43,495


13,462


Purchases of treasury stock


(100,503)


(108,701)


(1,890)


(406,514)


(13,409)


Excess tax benefits (shortfalls) from stock-based compensation


(1)


(251)


(3)


692


1,213


Proceeds from modification of debt, net of financing costs


-


-


-


49,684


-


Proceeds from issuance of debt, net of financing costs


(355)


766,155


470,796


765,800


470,796


Retirement of debt obligations


-


(735,630)


-


(991,978)


(101,518)


Payment of debt and capital lease obligations


(2,063)


(1,671)


(1,602)


(5,830)


(6,915)















Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(98,326)


(73,758)


470,628


(544,651)


363,629















(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents


(126,918)


(8,928)


489,928


(522,309)


453,334




Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period


411,337


420,265


316,800


806,728


353,394




Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period


$284,419


$411,337


$806,728


$284,419


$806,728












Supplemental disclosures cash, equivalents and short term investments














Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period


$284,419


$411,337


$806,728


$284,419


$806,728




Short term investments


194,576


158,184


167,564


194,576


167,564





Total of cash, equivalents and short term investments


$478,995


$569,521


$974,292


$478,995


$974,292












Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:












Cash paid for interest


$19,417


$22,252


$9,223


$85,209


$63,082


Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds


$105


$52


$1,235


$4,634


$7,801


Cash paid for debt extinguishment costs


-


$32,193


-


$32,662


-


Addition of capital lease obligation


$120,230


$4,487


$2,555


$129,019


$5,307












Supplemental information to reconcile capital expenditures:












Capital expenditures per cash flow statement


$87,809


$97,550


$97,069


$372,868


$338,118


Addition of capital lease obligation


120,230


4,487


2,555


129,019


5,307


Total capital expenditures


$208,039


$102,037


$99,624


$501,887


$343,425














(1)

For complete financials and related footnotes, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.

 

 

tw telecom inc.

Selected Operating Statistics

Unaudited (1)















































Three Months Ended














2012


2013



Mar. 31

Jun. 30

Sept. 30

Dec. 31


Mar. 31

Jun. 30

Sept. 30

Dec. 31












Operating Metrics:























Buildings  (2) 


15,905

16,367

16,919

17,948


18,466

19,082

19,648

20,255













Headcount 













Total Headcount


3,059

3,089

3,087

3,147


3,191

3,287

3,327

3,397



Sales Associates 


551

546

543

574


578

612

633

664
























Customers 














Total Customers 


27,495

27,569

27,699

27,966


28,292

28,526

28,855

29,227














(1)

For complete financials and related footnotes, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.

(2)

Reflects on-net buildings and ILEC Local Serving Offices (LSOs) directly served by the Company's fiber network.

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