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Press Release -- May 7th, 2014
Source: TW Telecom
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tw telecom Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Delivers Strong Revenue Growth Rate of 7.1% Year Over Year and 2.1% Sequentially
Repurchases $113 million of Shares in the First Quarter
Completes Integration and Commences Selling in 11 Strategic Expansion Markets Year to Date

LITTLETON, Colo., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (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 first quarter 2014 financial results, including $408.3 million of revenue, $9.8 million of net income, $136.8 million of Modified EBITDA1 ("M-EBITDA"), $115.2 million of net cash provided by operating activities and $10.8 million of levered free cash flow3.

"We delivered strong revenue results for the quarter as we returned value to shareholders and advanced our growth initiatives," said Larissa Herda, tw telecom's Chairman and CEO.  "We achieved substantial progress on the integration of our strategic market expansion and our ongoing product innovation.  We launched several powerful new product capabilities, including extending Dynamic Capacity® across our entire data and Internet portfolio, which is a unique offering in the marketplace.  Additionally, we recently announced several new alliances with industry leading cloud and data center providers to position ourselves to win greater market share, as we continue to enable enterprises to efficiently access their cloud applications and help their networks run better, faster and easier," said Herda.

Highlights for the First Quarter 2014

  • Grew total revenue at a higher rate, including 2.1% sequentially and 7.1% year over year
  • Grew enterprise revenue 2.3% sequentially and 9.2% year over year
  • Grew data and Internet revenue 3.6% sequentially and 15.1% year over year
  • Delivered net income of $9.8 million, or $0.07 basic earnings per share
  • Delivered M-EBITDA of $136.8 million, representing a 33.5% M-EBITDA margin1
  • Delivered $115.2 million of net cash provided by operating activities
  • Reported $10.8 million of levered free cash flow
  • Executed $112.6 million of share repurchases

Revenue Reclassification

Effective January 1, 2014, the Company is classifying revenue from certain taxes and fees into a separate revenue line item.  It's also classifying certain high capacity dedicated Ethernet services to data and Internet revenue from network services revenue to better align the reporting of these services.  The Company's total reported revenue is not impacted by these changes, and prior period amounts have been reclassified for comparability as shown on page 15.

Business Trends

"We demonstrated the initial success of our growth initiatives by delivering an accelerated revenue growth rate this quarter," said Mark Peters, tw telecom's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  "We also completed $113 million of share repurchases during the quarter, or nearly $500 million over the past year, representing a significant return of cash to shareholders, as we invested in our growth initiatives," said Peters.

The Company's growth initiatives have resulted in strong first quarter bookings7, or sales, which grew compared to the same period in the prior year.  As a result of its sales momentum, the Company continues to expect that its 2014 revenue growth rate will be greater than that of 2013.

Modified EBITDA margin for the quarter reflected the Company's planned investing in growth initiatives and the impact of payroll taxes communicated in February.  This included a sequential impact of 110 basis points for the resetting of its payroll taxes, with the remaining impact primarily related to higher commission costs and certain taxes and fees as well as costs associated with its growth initiatives.

Modified EBITDA margin is expected to begin to expand toward the end of the year, as a result of anticipated higher revenue growth.

The Company expects to continue its growth investing this year, including capital to integrate and activate its strategic market expansion and ongoing product innovation.  It also expects an estimated 7% increase in its sales associate headcount for the year, inclusive of its market expansion project.

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.

Balance Sheet Activities

The Company executed $112.6 million of share repurchases for the quarter, with $249.9 million remaining under its $500 million repurchase plan.  The Company expects to continue to be opportunistic with its share repurchases this year as it manages to a targeted cash balance of approximately $300 million, while maintaining its leverage ratios in line with those in the first quarter.  Additionally, in March 2014, the Company retired the remaining $23.5 million principal amount of 8% Senior Notes due 2018 at a redemption price of 104% of the principal amount.

Market Expansion

The Company announced in the fourth quarter of 2013, 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 more than a third of its existing markets.  As a result of this strategic market expansion, the Company expects with this project to –

  • Generate an overall 5-year Internal Rate of Return of greater than 40%, after tax, while achieving a greater than 50% incremental Modified EBITDA margin by the fifth year
  • Invest $50 million to fully integrate and activate all of its planned new and expansion markets by the end of 2014, that will not recur
  • Continue hiring sales and operational personnel throughout 2014 to staff its expanded market reach
  • Drive new bookings, or sales, from its expansion project in the second half of 2014, with incremental revenue growth and positive Modified EBITDA in 2015

"Our strategic market expansion is on track and we're pleased with our progress," said John Blount, President and Chief Operating Officer.  "This was a great fiber acquisition that we believe will further contribute to our profitable growth."

Capital Investments

The Company continues to expect capital investments for 2014 to be approximately $440 to $460 million 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.

Capital investments ("cap-ex") for the first quarter of 2014 were as follows ($ in 000's):

Capital Expenditures
Actuals Guidance
Three Months Ended Full Year
Mar. 31 Dec. 31 Mar. 31
2014 2013 2013 2014
Cap-ex - excluding strategic market expansion lease & integration capital (1) $  94,345 $  88,216 $90,853 $390,000 - $410,000
As a percentage of revenue 23.1% 22.1% 23.8%
Cap-ex - for strategic market expansion lease & integration capital(1) 7,825 119,823 - 50,000
Total Capital Expenditures $102,170 $208,039 $90,853 $440,000 - $460,000
(1)Investments from the Company's recent strategic market expansion includes a fiber capital lease as well as capital to fully integrate and connect its expanded market reach into its national network and operating infrastructure.

Capital investments for the first quarter, excluding the strategic market expansion, increased sequentially by $6.1 million and year over year by $3.5 million, primarily reflecting the timing of projects.

Operational Metrics

Revenue churn4 was 0.8% for the first quarter of 2014, comparable to both the prior quarter and the same quarter last year. As a component of revenue churn, revenue lost from customers fully disconnecting service remained low at 0.2% for the first quarter of 2014, 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 served more than 29,500 customers as of March 31, 2014.  Customer churn4 was 0.8% for both the first quarter of 2014 and the prior quarter, down from 0.9% in the same quarter last year.  Additionally, the Company ended the quarter with nearly 33,000 fiber route miles, the majority of which were metro miles.

Intercarrier Compensation

Intercarrier compensation revenue represented 1% of total revenue, as of the first quarter of 2014.  Under an FCC order, intercarrier compensation rates are declining over a six-year period that began in 2012, with the next rate decrease occurring in July 2014.  The Company expects that these rate decreases will have a $4 million impact on full year 2014 revenue, which may be impacted by fluctuations in volume of minutes of use and carrier settlements.

Year over Year Results – First Quarter 2014 compared to First Quarter 2013

Revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $408.3 million compared to $381.2 million for the first quarter last year, representing a year over year increase of $27.1 million, or 7.1%.  Revenue grew primarily due to ongoing enterprise revenue growth.  Key changes in revenue, which reflects the Company's new revenue reclassification described above, included:

  • $26.1 million increase in revenue from enterprise customers, or 9.2% year over year, driven primarily by data and Internet services
  • $0.6 million increase in revenue from carriers, reflecting growth in Ethernet services, offset by churn and repricing for contract renewals, primarily in network services
  • $2.2 million increase in taxes and fees reflecting growth in revenue subject to these charges
  • $1.8 million decrease in intercarrier compensation revenue, primarily reflecting the impact of a mandatory FCC rate reduction in July 2013 and lower settlements in the current quarter

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

  • 15.1% 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 and repricing. Data and Internet revenue represents 60% of total revenue for the quarter compared to 56% a year ago
  • 1.8% increase in voice services, primarily from converged and other voice solutions and an increase in usage based services, partially offset by churn. Voice services revenue represented 19% of total revenue for the quarter compared to 20% a year ago
  • 10.1% decrease in network services, primarily from the impact of churn and repricing, largely from carrier customers. Network services revenue represents 14% of total revenue for the quarter compared to 17% a year ago in part reflecting the transition from network services to Ethernet-based technologies.

Operating Costs

Operating costs for the first quarter of 2014 increased year over year, which primarily included increases in network access costs as a result of revenue growth, growth in demand for multi-location customer solutions, both within and outside of the Company's markets, an increase in certain taxes and fees and higher employee-related costs to support ongoing growth and the Company's growth initiatives.  Operating costs as a percentage of revenue were 42.6% for the quarter compared to 42.3% for the same period last year.  Modified gross margin6 as a percentage of revenue was 57.5% for the quarter, a decrease from 57.9% in the same period last year, primarily due to higher certain taxes and fees and network access costs.

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 to support the Company's growth initiatives and commissions resulting from higher service installations. As a result, SG&A costs as a percentage of revenue increased to 26.2% for the quarter from 24.5% for the same period last year.

Net Income

Net income was $9.8 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared to $13.1 million from the same period last year, reflecting higher depreciation expense resulting from net asset additions, offset by lower income tax and interest expense.  The Company delivered basic earnings per share of $0.07 for the current quarter as compared to $0.09 for the same period last year.

M-EBITDA

M-EBITDA was $136.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 0.6% from the same period last year, reflecting revenue growth that was largely offset with costs associated with an increase in personnel primarily to support the Company's growth initiatives and higher commission costs.

M-EBITDA margin for the quarter was 33.5% as compared to 35.7% last year.  The change in quarterly margin was due to costs associated with growth initiatives, increased commissions, certain taxes and fees and network access costs.

Sequential Results – First Quarter 2014 compared to Fourth Quarter 2013

Revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $408.3 million, as compared to $400.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of $8.3 million, or 2.1%, representing the 38th consecutive quarter of sequential growth.  Revenue grew primarily due to ongoing enterprise growth.  Key changes in revenue, which reflects the Company's new revenue reclassification described above, included:

  • $6.9 million increase in enterprise revenue, or 2.3% sequential growth, driven primarily by data and Internet services and an increase in usage-based services
  • $0.6 million increase in carrier revenue, reflecting growth in Ethernet services, somewhat offset by churn and repricing, primarily in network services
  • $1.3 million increase in taxes and fees reflecting an increase in rates as well as growth in revenue subject to these charges
  • $0.5 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
  • 0.7% increase in voice services, primarily reflecting an increase in converged solutions and usage based services, partially offset by churn
  • 2.7% decrease in network services, primarily reflecting the impact of churn and repricing, largely from carriers

Operating Costs

Operating costs increased sequentially, reflecting higher network access costs as a result of revenue growth and an increase in certain taxes and fees as well as employee-related costs, largely due to the annual resetting of payroll taxes.  Operating costs were 42.6% of revenue for the first quarter and 42.2% for the fourth quarter.  Modified gross margin for the first quarter as a percentage of revenue was 57.5%, a decline from 58.0% in the fourth quarter largely due to higher certain taxes and fees as well as the annual resetting of payroll taxes and increased network access costs.

Selling, General and Administrative Costs

SG&A costs increased sequentially, primarily reflecting higher employee-related costs, including the impact of the annual resetting of payroll taxes and higher commissions and non-cash, stock-based compensation.  SG&A costs were 26.2% of revenue for the first quarter, an increase from 24.7% for the fourth quarter largely due to the annual resetting of payroll taxes and higher commissions.

Net Income

Net income was $9.8 million for the first quarter compared to $15.4 million in the fourth quarter, primarily reflecting a reduction in M-EBITDA, largely attributable to the annual resetting of payroll taxes and higher commissions, as well as higher depreciation expense and non-cash stock-based compensation expense, somewhat offset by a decrease in income tax expense.  The Company delivered basic earnings per share of $0.07 for the first quarter compared to $0.11 for the fourth quarter.

M-EBITDA

M-EBITDA was $136.8 million for the first quarter, a decrease of 2.7% from the fourth quarter primarily as a result of the impact of the annual resetting of payroll taxes, higher commissions and increased costs to support the Company's growth initiatives, somewhat offset by revenue growth.

M-EBITDA margin was 33.5% for the first quarter compared to 35.2% for the fourth quarter. The M-EBITDA margin sequential decrease of 170 basis points included an impact of 110 basis points for the resetting of payroll taxes and the balance primarily reflected the impact of higher commission costs and certain taxes and fees as well as the costs associated with the Company's growth initiatives.

tw telecom plans to conduct a webcast conference call to discuss its earnings results on May 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 a.m. EDT).  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.

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.

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, Modified EBITDA and margin trends, 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 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and elsewhere in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 to be filed shortly hereafter.  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
March 31,
2014 2013 Growth %
Revenue
Data and Internet services $243,671 $211,721 15.1%
Voice services 77,361 76,030 1.8%
Network services 58,367 64,955 -10.1%
Service Revenue 379,399 352,706 7.6%
Taxes & fees 22,752 20,594 10.5%
Intercarrier compensation 6,142 7,909 -22.3%
Total Revenue 408,293 381,209 7.1%
Expenses
Operating costs 174,039 161,082
Gross Margin 234,254 220,127
Selling, general and administrative costs 106,832 93,562
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 82,456 74,395
Operating Income 44,966 52,170 -13.8%
Interest expense (24,035) (21,546)
Non-cash interest expense and deferred debt costs (1,613) (6,794)
Debt extinguishment costs (1,282) -
Interest income 148 277
Income before income taxes 18,184 24,107 -24.6%
Income tax expense 8,393 10,963
Net Income $9,791 $13,144 -25.5%
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO RECONCILE MODIFIED GROSS MARGIN AND MODIFIED EBITDA
Gross Margin $234,254 $220,127
Add back non-cash stock-based compensation expense 539 583
Modified Gross Margin 234,793 220,710 6.4%
Selling, general and administrative costs 106,832 93,562
Add back non-cash stock-based compensation expense 8,847 8,879
Modified EBITDA 136,808 136,027 0.6%
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 9,386 9,462
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 82,456 74,395
Net interest expense 23,887 21,269
Non-cash interest expense and deferred debt costs 1,613 6,794
Debt extinguishment costs 1,282 -
Income tax expense 8,393 10,963
Net Income $9,791 $13,144
Modified Gross Margin % 57.5% 57.9%
Modified EBITDA Margin % 33.5% 35.7%
Levered Free Cash Flow ("LFCF")
Modified EBITDA $136,808 $136,027 0.6%
Less: Cap-Ex, excluding strategic market expansion lease & integration capital (2) 94,345 90,853 3.8%
Less: Net interest expense 23,887 21,269 12.3%
LFCF, excluding strategic market expansion lease & integration capital (2) 18,576 23,905 -22.3%
Capex - Strategic market expansion lease & integration capital (2) 7,825 - NM
Levered Free Cash Flow $10,751 $23,905 -55.0%
(1) For complete financials and related footnotes, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.
(2) Strategic market expansion lease and integration capital represents capital investments for the Company's strategic market expansion which includes a capital lease and integration capital to connect the strategic market expansion into its national network and operating infrastructure.
tw telecom inc.
Consolidated Operations Highlights
(Dollars in thousands)
Unaudited (1)
Three Months Ended
Mar. 31 Dec. 31
2014 2013 Growth %
Revenue
Data and Internet services $243,671 $235,156 3.6%
Voice services 77,361 76,807 0.7%
Network services 58,367 59,980 -2.7%
Service Revenue 379,399 371,943 2.0%
Taxes & fees 22,752 21,448 6.1%
Intercarrier compensation 6,142 6,628 -7.3%
Total Revenue 408,293 400,019 2.1%
Expenses
Operating costs 174,039 168,613
Gross Margin 234,254 231,406
Selling, general and administrative costs 106,832 98,694
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 82,456 80,155
Operating Income 44,966 52,557 -14.4%
Interest expense (24,035) (23,107)
Non-cash interest expense and deferred debt costs (1,613) (1,620)
Debt extinguishment costs (1,282) -
Interest income 148 144
Income before income taxes 18,184 27,974 -35.0%
Income tax expense 8,393 12,573
Net Income $9,791 $15,401 -36.4%
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO RECONCILE MODIFIED GROSS MARGIN AND MODIFIED EBITDA
Gross Margin $234,254 $231,406
Add back non-cash stock-based compensation expense 539 522
Modified Gross Margin 234,793 231,928 1.2%
Selling, general and administrative costs 106,832 98,694
Add back non-cash stock-based compensation expense 8,847 7,431
Modified EBITDA 136,808 140,665 -2.7%
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 9,386 7,953
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 82,456 80,155
Net interest expense 23,887 22,963
Non-cash interest expense and deferred debt costs 1,613 1,620
Debt extinguishment costs 1,282 -
Income tax expense 8,393 12,573
Net Income $9,791 $15,401
Modified Gross Margin % 57.5% 58.0%
Modified EBITDA Margin % 33.5% 35.2%
Levered Free Cash Flow ("LFCF")
Modified EBITDA $136,808 $140,665 -2.7%
Less: Cap-Ex, excluding strategic market expansion lease & integration capital (2) 94,345 88,216 6.9%
Less: Net interest expense 23,887 22,963 4.0%
LFCF, excluding strategic market expansion lease & integration capital (2) 18,576 29,486 -37.0%
Capex - Strategic market expansion lease & integration capital (2) 7,825 119,823 -93.5%
Levered Free Cash Flow $10,751 ($90,337) NM
(1) For complete financials and related footnotes, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.
(2) Strategic market expansion lease and integration capital represents capital investments for the Company's strategic market expansion which includes a capital lease and integration capital to connect the strategic market expansion into its national network and operating infrastructure.
tw telecom inc.
Highlights of Results Per Share
Unaudited (1) (2)
Three Months Ended
Mar. 31 Dec. 31 Mar. 31
2014 2013 2013
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (thousands)
Basic 138,088 140,673 149,129
Diluted (2) 140,097 143,129 152,452
Basic and Diluted Income per Common Share $0.07 $0.11 $0.09
As of
Mar. 31 Dec. 31 Mar. 31
2014 2013 2013
Common shares (thousands)
Actual Shares Outstanding 137,909 141,168 151,388
Unvested Restricted Stock Units
and Restricted Stock Awards (thousands) 3,742 3,989 4,209
Options (thousands)
Options Outstanding 486 1,000 3,233
Options Exercisable 483 860 3,075
Options Exercisable and In-the-Money 483 860 3,075
(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)
Mar. 31 Dec. 31 Mar. 31
2014 2013 2013
ASSETS
Cash, equivalents, and short term investments $355,233 $478,995 $913,285
Receivables 105,101 114,006 111,379
Less: allowance (6,290) (6,748) (6,949)
Net receivables 98,811 107,258 104,430
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 23,734 22,545 24,524
Deferred income taxes 54,026 54,026 76,160
Total other current assets 77,760 76,571 100,684
Property, plant and equipment 4,775,473 4,675,335 4,327,939
Less:  accumulated depreciation (3,049,210) (2,980,379) (2,812,332)
Net property, plant and equipment 1,726,263 1,694,956 1,515,607
Deferred income taxes 88,332 96,087 91,238
Goodwill 412,694 412,694 412,694
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization 10,322 11,555 16,063
Other assets, net 43,129 44,344 28,985
Total other non-current assets 554,477 564,680 548,980
Total $2,812,544 $2,922,460 $3,182,986
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable $71,711 $38,454 $57,096
Deferred revenue 48,561 48,371 46,758
Accrued taxes, franchise and other fees 52,969 55,043 58,351
Accrued interest

 

28,740 21,606 20,516
Accrued payroll and benefits 42,820 52,604 33,685
Accrued carrier costs 10,997 25,507 19,183
Current portion of debt and lease obligations 8,878 32,470 380,687
Other current liabilities 37,772 35,241 34,157
Total current liabilities 302,448 309,296 650,433
Long-Term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations
2 3/8% convertible senior debentures, due 4/1/2026 - - 373,702
Floating rate senior secured debt - Term Loan B, due 12/30/2016 - - 461,787
8% senior unsecured notes, due 3/1/2018, net of unamortized discount - 23,392 428,098
Floating rate senior secured debt - Term Loan B, due 4/17/2020, net of unamortized discount 513,856 515,063 -
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 434,209 433,744 -
6 3/8% senior unsecured notes, due 9/1/2023 350,000 350,000 -
Capital lease obligations 145,894 147,046 22,644
Less: current portion (8,878) (32,470) (380,687)
Total long-term debt and capital lease obligations 1,915,081 1,916,775 1,385,544
Long-Term Deferred Revenue 19,871 20,046 22,454
Other Long-Term Liabilities 42,590 40,274 43,862
Stockholders' Equity 532,554 636,069 1,080,693
Total $2,812,544 $2,922,460 $3,182,986
(1) For complete financials and related footnotes, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Dollars in thousands)
Unaudited (1)
Three Months Ended
Mar. 31 Dec. 31 Mar. 31
2014 2013 2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net Income $9,791 $15,401 $13,144
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 82,456 80,155 74,395
Deferred income taxes 8,017 10,635 10,617
Stock-based compensation expense 9,386 7,953 9,462
Loss on debt extinguishment 1,282 - -
Amortization of discount on debt and deferred debt costs 1,613 1,620 6,795
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net 8,447 (3,568) (4,727)
Prepaid expenses and other current and noncurrent assets (603) 3,192 (2,225)
Accounts payable 19,230 (11,843) (1,134)
Accrued interest 6,905 (6,130) 150
Accrued payroll and benefits (9,815) 4,077 (12,016)
Deferred revenue, current and noncurrent 15 550 564
Other current and noncurrent liabilities (21,499) 5,953 (13,425)
Net cash provided by operating activities 115,225 107,995 81,600
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (101,633) (87,809) (87,800)
Purchase of investments (51,703) (105,317) (50,932)
Proceeds from sale of investments 69,509 68,554 33,990
Equipment purchases in advance of installation and other, net 4,338 (12,015) (2,240)
Net cash used in investing activities (79,489) (136,587) (106,982)
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 (10,380)  

4,596

 

6,158

Purchases of treasury stock (104,170) (100,503) (54,627)
Excess tax benefits (shortfalls) from stock-based compensation 412 (1) 601
Proceeds from issuance of debt, net of financing costs - (355) -
Retirement of debt obligations (24,418) - (59)
Payment of debt and capital lease obligations (2,760) (2,063) (1,709)
Net cash used in financing activities (141,316) (98,326) (49,636)
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (105,580) (126,918) (75,018)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 284,419 411,337 806,728
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $178,839 $284,419 $731,710
Supplemental disclosures cash, equivalents and short term investments
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $178,839 $284,419 $731,710
Short term investments 176,394 194,576 181,575
Total of cash, equivalents and short term investments $355,233 $478,995 $913,285
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
Cash paid for interest $17,083 $19,417 $21,631
Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds ($76) $105 ($60)
Cash paid for debt extinguishment costs $939 - -
Addition of capital lease obligation $537 $120,230 $3,053
Supplemental information to reconcile capital expenditures:
Capital expenditures per cash flow statement $101,633 $87,809 $87,800
Addition of capital lease obligations 537 120,230 3,053
Total capital expenditures $102,170 $208,039 $90,853
(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
2013 2014
Mar. 31 Jun. 30 Sept. 30 Dec. 31 Mar. 31
Operating Metrics:
Buildings  (2) 18,466 19,082 19,648 20,255 20,778
Headcount
Total Headcount 3,191 3,287 3,327 3,397 3,407
Sales Associates 578 612 633 664 664
Customers
Total Customers 28,292 28,526 28,855 29,227 29,521
(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.
tw telecom inc.
New Revenue Reporting
(Dollars in thousands)
Unaudited (1) (2)
2012 2013 2014
Three Mo. Ended Full Year Three Mo. Ended Full Year Three Mo. Ended
Mar. 31 Jun. 30 Sept. 30 Dec. 31 2012 Mar. 31 Jun. 30 Sept. 30 Dec. 31 2013 Mar. 31
By Line of Business
New Reporting(2)
Revenue
Data and Internet services $186,146 $191,528 $198,524 $207,103 $783,301 $211,721 $220,063 $226,548 $235,156 $893,488 $243,671
Voice services 74,824 75,727 76,050 75,495 302,096 76,030 76,437 77,267 76,807 306,541 77,361
Network services 70,640 69,399 67,649 67,233 274,921 64,955 64,079 61,574 59,980 250,588 58,367
Service Revenue 331,610 336,654 342,223 349,831 1,360,318 352,706 360,579 365,389 371,943 1,450,617 379,399
Taxes and Fees (2) 19,666 19,843 19,254 21,047 79,810 20,594 20,622 20,500 21,448 83,164 22,752
Intercarrier compensation 7,649 8,006 7,457 7,015 30,127 7,909 8,282 7,301 6,628 30,120 6,142
Total Revenue $358,925 $364,503 $368,934 $377,893 $1,470,255 $381,209 $389,483 $393,190 $400,019 $1,563,901 $408,293
As Previously Reported(2)
Revenue
Data and Internet services $176,851 $182,480 $189,164 $197,802 $746,297 $202,082 $209,634 $215,876 $223,705 $851,297 $231,016
Voice services 89,621 91,008 91,052 92,062 363,743 92,355 93,080 93,913 94,318 373,666 96,018
Network services 84,804 83,009 81,261 81,014 330,088 78,863 78,487 76,100 75,368 308,818 75,117
Service Revenue 351,276 356,497 361,477 370,878 1,440,128 373,300 381,201 385,889 393,391 1,533,781 402,151
Intercarrier compensation 7,649 8,006 7,457 7,015 30,127 7,909 8,282 7,301 6,628 30,120 6,142
Total Revenue $358,925 $364,503 $368,934 $377,893 $1,470,255 $381,209 $389,483 $393,190 $400,019 $1,563,901 $408,293
By Customer Type
New Reporting(2)
Revenue
Enterprise $262,888 $268,627 $274,910 $282,165 $1,088,590 $284,853 $292,647 $298,531 $304,090 $1,180,121 $310,974
Carrier 68,722 68,027 67,313 67,666 271,728 67,853 67,932 66,858 67,853 270,496 68,425
Taxes and Fees (2) 19,666 19,843 19,254 21,047 79,810 20,594 20,622 20,500 21,448 83,164 22,752
Intercarrier compensation 7,649 8,006 7,457 7,015 30,127 7,909 8,282 7,301 6,628 30,120 6,142
Total Revenue $358,925 $364,503 $368,934 $377,893 $1,470,255 $381,209 $389,483 $393,190 $400,019 $1,563,901 $408,293
As Previously Reported(2) 
Revenue
Enterprise $281,227 $287,268 $293,017 $301,980 $1,163,492 $304,227 $312,157 $317,969 $324,514 $1,258,867 $332,739
Carrier 70,049 69,229 68,460 68,898 276,636 69,073 69,044 67,920 68,877 274,914 69,412
Intercarrier compensation 7,649 8,006 7,457 7,015 30,127 7,909 8,282 7,301 6,628 30,120 6,142
Total Revenue $358,925 $364,503 $368,934 $377,893 $1,470,255 $381,209 $389,483 $393,190 $400,019 $1,563,901 $408,293

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

(2)  Certain taxes and fees collected on behalf of the taxing authorities have been reclassified and separately stated from the underlying service revenue.

         In addition, high capacity dedicated Ethernet services have been reclassified to Data & Internet Services from Network Services.

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