WAYNESBORO, Va., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS, the "Company") announced today selected preliminary financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 and provided fiscal year 2014 Adjusted EBITDA and Capital Expenditure guidance. The Company also announced that it intends to explore the possibility of refinancing its outstanding Term Loan-A credit facility to take advantage of current favorable market conditions. In connection with the potential refinancing, the Company has prepared a company overview presentation that it intends to share and discuss with prospective lenders. A copy of the presentation has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on a Current Report on Form 8-K and is available at www.sec.gov and is also posted on the Company's website at: http://ir.ntelos.com.
|2013 Subscriber Activity|
|Quarter Ended||Full Year Ended|
|December 31, 2013||December 31, 2013|
|Total gross additions||50,800||183,900|
|Total postpay gross additions||28,700||85,200|
|Total prepay gross additions||22,100||98,700|
|Total net additions||7,500||25,000|
|Total postpay net additions||8,900||12,800|
|Total prepay net additions||(1,400)||12,200|
|Total postpay subscribers||306,700|
|Total prepay subscribers||157,900|
2013 Adjusted EBITDA and Capital Expenditures
For the fourth quarter, Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be approximately $26.7 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was impacted by seasonally higher subsidy costs associated with strong gross additions during the holiday sales season and increased retention costs associated with customers coming out of contract. For fiscal year 2013, Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be approximately $150.9 million, including $9.6 million recognized during the third quarter related to the dispute settlement with Sprint. Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $15.5 and $80.7 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013, respectively.
The preliminary financial information is based on information available to the management team as of the date of this release and remains subject to the completion of the year-end closing process and has not been audited by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm. Actual financial results may differ from these estimates.
2014 Business Outlook
For the year ending December 31, 2014, the Company expects full year 2014 Adjusted EBITDA to be between $140.0 million and $150.0 million. In addition, the Company expects its full year 2014 capital expenditures to be between $85.0 million and $95.0 million.
4Q 2013 Earnings Announcement
The Company plans to release its complete fourth quarter 2013 results on or about February 28, 2014.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income attributable to NTELOS Holdings Corp. before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, accretion of asset retirement obligations, gain/loss on derivatives, net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, other expenses/income, equity-based compensation charges, acquisition related charges, net income from discontinued operations, secondary offering costs and costs related to the separation of the wireless and wireline operations.
Adjusted EBITDA is a key metric used by investors to determine if the Company is generating sufficient cash flows to continue to create shareholder value, provide liquidity for future growth and continue to fund dividends.
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial performance measures. It should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to measures determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). Please refer to the exhibits and materials posted on the Company's website for a reconciliation of any non-GAAP financial performance measures to the most comparable measures reported in accordance with GAAP and for a discussion of the presentation, comparability and use of such financial performance measures.
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NTLS, news, filings), operating through its subsidiaries as "nTelos Wireless," is headquartered in Waynesboro, VA, and provides high-speed, dependable nationwide voice and data coverage for over 464,600 retail subscribers based in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The Company's licensed territories have a total population of approximately 8.1 million residents, of which its wireless network covers approximately 6.0 million residents. The Company is also the exclusive wholesale provider of network services to Sprint Nextel in the western Virginia and West Virginia portions of its territories for all Sprint CDMA wireless customers. Additional information about NTELOS is available at www.ntelos.com or www.facebook.com/nteloswireless and www.twitter.com/ntelos_wireless.
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- Key Metrics – Subscriber Activity
|NTELOS Holdings Corp.|
|Key Metrics||Twelve Months
|Net Additions (Losses)||9,300||11,400||3,800||2,300||7,500||25,100||25,000|
SOURCE NTELOS Holding Corp.