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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Form 10-Q

 

 

 

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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

  

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015 or

 

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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

  

For the transition period from ________________________to _________________________

Commission File Number: 001-33335

 

 

TIME WARNER CABLE INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   84-1496755
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)

60 Columbus Circle

New York, New York 10023

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 364-8200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes þ    No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes þ    No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

 

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   Accelerated filer  

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Non-accelerated filer

 

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   Smaller reporting company  

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes ¨    No þ

 

Description of Class

  

Shares Outstanding

as of July 28, 2015

Common Stock – $0.01 par value

   282,974,273

 

 

 


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TIME WARNER CABLE INC.

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AND OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition

     1   

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

     21   

Consolidated Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014

     22   

Consolidated Statement of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

     23   

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

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Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

     25   

Consolidated Statement of Equity for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

     26   

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

     27   

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

  

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

     53   

Item 1A. Risk Factors

     53   

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     53   

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

     53   

Item 6. Exhibits

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OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION

INTRODUCTION

Management’s discussion and analysis of results of operations and financial condition (“MD&A”) is a supplement to the accompanying consolidated financial statements and provides additional information on Time Warner Cable Inc.’s (together with its subsidiaries, “TWC” or the “Company”) business, any recent developments, financial condition, cash flows and results of operations. MD&A is organized as follows:

 

   

Overview. This section provides a general description of TWC’s business, as well as any recent developments the Company believes are important in understanding the results of operations and financial condition or in understanding anticipated future trends. This section also provides a summary of how the Company’s operations are presented in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

   

Results of operations. This section provides an analysis of the Company’s results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015. This analysis is presented on both a consolidated and reportable segment basis.

 

   

Financial condition and liquidity. This section provides an analysis of the Company’s financial condition as of June 30, 2015 and cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

 

   

Caution concerning forward-looking statements. This section provides a description of the use of forward-looking information appearing in this report, including in MD&A and the consolidated financial statements. Such information is based on management’s current expectations about future events, which are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 (the “2014 Form 10-K”), as well as Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in Part II of this report, for a discussion of the risk factors applicable to the Company.

OVERVIEW

TWC is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered cable systems located mainly in five geographic areas – New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, the Midwest (including Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin), Southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. TWC’s mission is to connect its customers to the world—simply, reliably and with superior service. As of June 30, 2015, TWC served approximately 15.5 million residential and business services customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. During the six months ended June 30, 2015, TWC’s revenue increased 3.5% to approximately $11.7 billion.

Recent Developments

Charter Merger

On May 23, 2015, TWC entered into an Agreement and Plan of Mergers (the “Charter Merger Agreement”) with Charter Communications, Inc. (“Charter”) and certain of its subsidiaries, pursuant to which the parties will engage in a series of transactions (the “Charter merger”) that will result in the Company and Charter becoming 100% owned subsidiaries of a new public parent company (“New Charter”), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Charter Merger Agreement.

Upon the consummation of the Charter merger, each share of TWC common stock (other than treasury shares held by the Company and TWC stock held by the Liberty Parties (as defined below)) will be converted into the right to receive, at the option of each stockholder, either (i) $100 in cash and shares of New Charter Class A common stock equivalent to 0.5409 shares of Charter Class A common stock (“Charter common stock”) or (ii) $115 in cash and shares of New Charter Class A common stock equivalent to 0.4562 shares of Charter common stock. Upon the consummation of the Charter merger, subject to certain exceptions, each share of TWC common stock held by Liberty Broadband Corporation or Liberty Interactive Corporation (together, the “Liberty Parties”) will convert only into the right to receive shares of New Charter Class A common stock.

 

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The Charter merger is subject to the approval of the Company’s and Charter’s stockholders, regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions.

Bright House Networks Transaction

On May 23, 2015, Charter and Advance/Newhouse Partnership (“A/N”) and certain of their affiliates amended an agreement the parties had signed on March 31, 2015 (the “Bright House Networks Agreement”). Under the amended Bright House Networks Agreement, Charter will acquire Bright House Networks, LLC (“Bright House Networks”), subject to, among other conditions, the closing of the Charter merger. Bright House Networks is a 100% owned subsidiary of a partnership (“TWE-A/N”) between A/N and Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC (“TWCE”), a subsidiary of TWC. The closing of Charter’s acquisition of Bright House Networks is expected to occur concurrently with the closing of the Charter merger. However, the closing of the Charter merger is not conditioned on the closing of the Bright House Networks transaction.

In the Charter Merger Agreement, the Company and TWCE agreed to irrevocably and unconditionally waive their “right of first offer” to acquire the assets of Bright House Networks during the pendency of the Charter merger. This waiver will expire if the Charter Merger Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms, provided that the Company or any of its Affiliates (as defined in the Charter Merger Agreement) does not, within nine months following such a termination, enter into an agreement or understanding in respect of, or consummate, an alternative acquisition transaction. As discussed further in “—Financial Statement Presentation—Reportable Segments—Other Operations Segment,” TWC receives a fee from A/N for providing Bright House Networks with high-speed data services and certain management functions, which is included in Other Operations revenue.

Termination of Comcast Merger and Divestiture Transactions

On April 24, 2015, Comcast Corporation (“Comcast”) and the Company terminated their February 12, 2014 Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Comcast Merger Agreement”), under which the Company had agreed, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein, to merge with and into a 100% owned subsidiary of Comcast. In a related transaction, on April 25, 2014, Comcast had entered into a binding agreement with Charter, which contemplated three transactions to be completed following the closing of the Comcast Merger Agreement (the “divestiture transactions”): (1) a contribution, spin-off and merger transaction, (2) an asset exchange and (3) a sale of assets. The completion of the divestiture transactions would have resulted in Charter acquiring certain TWC cable systems primarily in the Midwest. Also, on March 31, 2015, Charter and A/N had entered into the Bright House Networks Agreement, which was subject to, among other things, the closing of the divestiture transactions. Upon termination of the Comcast Merger Agreement, Comcast delivered a notice of termination to Charter with respect to the divestiture transactions.

Reportable Segments

The Company has three reportable segments: Residential Services, Business Services and Other Operations, which have been determined based on how management evaluates and manages the business. For additional information about the components of each of the Company’s reportable segments, as well as shared functions, refer to “—Financial Statement Presentation—Reportable Segments,” below.

Residential Services Segment

TWC offers video, high-speed data and voice services, as well as security and home management services, to residential customers. As of June 30, 2015, the Company served 14.8 million residential services customers and, during the six months ended June 30, 2015, TWC generated approximately $9.4 billion of revenue from the provision of residential services, which represented 80.5% of TWC’s total revenue.

TWC’s video service provides over 300 channels (including, on average, over 200 high-definition (“HD”) channels) and over 20,000 video-on-demand choices, which, increasingly, consumers can watch on the device of their choosing, both inside and outside the home. TWC’s high-speed data service is available in a range of speed (from up to 2 to up to 300 megabits per second (“Mbps”) downstream), price and consumption (unlimited, 30 gigabyte (“GB”) and 5 GB) levels and, for most high-speed data customers, includes access to a nationwide network of more than 400,000 Cable WiFi hotspots along with

 

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communications and Internet security features. TWC’s voice service provides unlimited calling throughout the U.S. and to Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and India, among others, and access to popular features in one simple package. TWC’s IntelligentHome service provides state-of-the-art security and home management technology, taking advantage of TWC’s always-on broadband network and around-the-clock security monitoring centers.

Residential Services programming costs represent a significant portion of the Company’s operating costs and expenses and are expected to continue to increase, reflecting rate increases on existing programming services and the carriage of new networks. TWC expects that its programming costs as a percentage of video revenue will continue to increase, in part due to an increasingly competitive environment.

Business Services Segment

TWC offers a wide range of business high-speed data, networking, voice, video, hosting and cloud computing services. As of June 30, 2015, TWC served 718,000 business customers, including small and medium businesses; large enterprises; government, education and non-profit institutions; and telecommunications carriers. TWC offers business services at retail and wholesale using its own network infrastructure and third-party infrastructure as required to meet customer needs.

During the six months ended June 30, 2015, revenue from the provision of business services increased 16.6% to $1.6 billion, which represented 13.5% of TWC’s total revenue. The Company expects continued strong growth in Business Services revenue driven by an increase in the number of customers (the result of continued penetration of buildings currently on its network and investment to connect new buildings to its network) and revenue per customer (due to growing product penetration, demand for higher-priced tiers of service and price increases). Given the large opportunity and TWC’s still modest share in business services, the Company has established a target of growing Business Services to exceed $5 billion in annual revenue by 2018.

Other Operations Segment

TWC’s Other Operations segment principally consists of (i) Time Warner Cable Media (“TWC Media”), the advertising sales arm of TWC; (ii) the Company’s regional sports networks that carry Los Angeles Lakers’ basketball games and other sports programming (Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes and, collectively, the “Lakers’ RSNs”); (iii) the Company’s local sports, news and lifestyle channels (e.g., Time Warner Cable News NY1); (iv) other operating revenue and costs, including those derived from A/N and home shopping network-related services; and (v) operating revenue and costs associated with SportsNet LA, a regional sports network carrying the Los Angeles Dodgers’ baseball games and other sports programming. During the six months ended June 30, 2015, TWC generated revenue from Other Operations of $829 million.

As discussed further below in “—Financial Statement Presentation,” TWC Media sells its video and online advertising inventory to local, regional and national advertising customers and also sells third-party advertising inventory on behalf of other video distributors, including, among others, Verizon Communications Inc.’s (“Verizon”) FiOS, AT&T Inc.’s (“AT&T”) U-verse and Charter. Advertising revenue generated by TWC Media is cyclical, benefiting in years that include political elections as a result of political candidate and issue-related advertising.

Competition

The operations of each of TWC’s reportable segments face intense competition, both from existing competitors and, as a result of the rapid development of new technologies, services and products, from new entrants.

Residential Services Segment

TWC faces intense competition for residential customers from a variety of alternative communications, information and entertainment delivery sources. TWC competes with incumbent local telephone companies and overbuilders across each of its residential services. Some of these competitors offer a broad range of services with features and functions comparable to those provided by TWC and in bundles similar to those offered by TWC, sometimes including wireless service. Each of TWC’s residential services also faces competition from other companies that provide services on a stand-alone basis. TWC’s residential video service faces competition from direct broadcast satellite services, and increasingly from companies that

 

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deliver content to consumers over the Internet. TWC’s residential high-speed data service faces competition from wireless Internet providers and direct broadcast satellite services. TWC’s residential voice service faces competition from wireless voice providers, “over-the-top” phone services and other alternatives.

Business Services Segment

TWC faces significant competition as to each of its business services offerings. Its business high-speed data, networking and voice services face competition from a variety of telecommunications carriers, including incumbent local telephone companies. TWC’s cell tower backhaul service also faces competition from traditional telephone companies as well as other telecommunications carriers, such as metro and regional fiber-based carriers. TWC’s business video service faces competition from direct broadcast satellite providers. TWC also competes with cloud, hosting and related service providers and application-service providers.

Other Operations Segment

TWC faces intense competition in its advertising business across many different platforms and from a wide range of local and national competitors. Competition has increased and will likely continue to increase as new formats for advertising seek to attract the same advertisers. TWC competes for advertising revenue against, among others, local broadcast stations, national cable and broadcast networks, radio, newspapers, magazines and outdoor advertisers, as well as online advertising companies.

Financial Statement Presentation

Basis of Presentation

Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior period financial information presented herein to conform to the current year presentation.

Consolidated

Revenue. The Company generates revenue from each of its reportable segments: Residential Services, Business Services and Other Operations, which includes revenue generated by TWC Media, the Lakers’ RSNs, SportsNet LA and other operating revenue, including amounts derived from A/N and home shopping network-related services. Each of the reportable segments is discussed below under “Reportable Segments.”

Operating costs and expenses

Programming and content. Programming and content costs include (i) programming costs for the Residential Services and Business Services segments and (ii) content costs, which include (a) the content acquisition costs associated with the Lakers’ RSNs and SportsNet LA and (b) other content production costs for the Lakers’ RSNs, SportsNet LA and the Company’s local sports, news and lifestyle channels. Content acquisition costs for the Los Angeles Lakers’ basketball games and Los Angeles Dodgers’ baseball games are recorded as games are exhibited over the applicable season.

Sales and marketing. Sales and marketing costs consist of the costs incurred at the Residential Services, Business Services and Other Operations segments to sell and market the Company’s services. Costs primarily include employee-related and third-party marketing costs (e.g., television, online, print and radio advertising). Employee-related costs primarily include costs associated with retail centers and activities related to direct sales and retention sales.

Technical operations. Technical operations costs consist of the costs incurred at the Residential Services, Business Services and Other Operations segments associated with the installation, repair and maintenance of the Company’s distribution plant. Costs primarily include employee-related costs and materials costs associated with non-capitalizable activities.

 

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Customer care. Customer care costs consist of the costs incurred at the Residential Services and Business Services segments associated with the Company’s customer service activities. Costs primarily include employee-related costs and outsourced customer care costs.

Other operating. Other operating costs consist of all other operating costs incurred at the Residential Services, Business Services and Other Operations segments that are not specifically identified above, including Residential Services and Business Services video franchise and other fees. Other operating costs also include operating costs associated with broad “corporate” functions (e.g., accounting and finance, information technology, executive management, legal and human resources). In addition, other operating costs include functions supporting more than one reportable segment that are centrally managed, including costs associated with facilities (e.g., rent, property taxes and utilities), network operations (e.g., employee costs associated with central engineering activities), vehicles and procurement.

Reportable Segments

The Company’s segment results include intercompany transactions related to programming provided to the Residential Services and Business Services segments by the Lakers’ RSNs, SportsNet LA and the Company’s local sports, news and lifestyle channels. These services are reflected as programming expense for the Residential Services and Business Services segments and as revenue for the Other Operations segment and are eliminated in consolidation. Additionally, the operating costs described above that are associated with broad “corporate” functions or functions supporting more than one reportable segment are recorded as shared functions and are not allocated to the reportable segments. As such, the reportable segment results reflect how management views such segments in assessing financial performance and allocating resources and are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that each segment would have achieved had they operated as stand-alone entities during the periods presented.

Residential Services Segment

Revenue. Residential Services segment revenue consists of revenue from video, high-speed data, voice and other services offered to residential subscribers. The Company sells video, high-speed data and voice services to residential subscribers separately and in bundled packages at rates lower than if the subscriber purchases each product on an individual basis. Revenue received from subscribers to bundled packages is allocated to each product in a pro-rata manner based on the standalone selling price of each of the respective services.

 

   

Video. Video revenue includes subscriber fees for the Company’s various tiers or packages of video programming services generally distinguished from one another by the number and type of programming networks they include. Video revenue also includes related equipment rental charges, installation charges, broadcast and sports fees and fees collected on behalf of local franchising authorities and the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”). Additionally, video revenue includes revenue from the sale of premium networks, transactional video-on-demand (e.g., events and movies) and digital video recorder (“DVR”) service.

 

   

High-speed data. High-speed data revenue primarily includes subscriber fees for the Company’s high-speed data services and related equipment rental and installation charges. The Company offers multiple tiers of high-speed data services providing various service speeds, data usage levels and other attributes to meet the different needs of its subscribers. In addition, high-speed data revenue includes fees received from third-party Internet service providers (e.g., Earthlink) whose online services are provided to some of TWC’s customers.

 

   

Voice. Voice revenue includes subscriber fees for the Company’s voice services, along with related installation charges, as well as fees collected on behalf of governmental authorities.

 

   

Other. Other revenue includes revenue from security and home management services and other residential subscriber-related fees.

Operating costs and expenses. Residential Services segment operating costs and expenses include the operating costs and expenses that management believes are necessary to assess the performance of and allocate resources to the Residential Services segment. Such costs include programming costs, sales and marketing costs, technical operations costs, customer care costs, video franchise and other fees and other operating costs (e.g., high-speed data connectivity costs, voice network

 

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costs and bad debt expense). Employee costs directly attributable to the Residential Services segment are included within each operating cost and expense category as applicable. Operating costs and expenses exclude costs and expenses related to “corporate” functions and functions supporting more than one reportable segment that are centrally managed (e.g., facilities, network operations, vehicles and procurement) and are not within the control of segment management.

Business Services Segment

Revenue. Business Services segment revenue consists of revenue from video, high-speed data, voice, wholesale transport and other services offered to business customers. The Company sells video, high-speed data and voice services to business subscribers separately and in bundled packages, and the revenue is allocated to each product in a pro-rata manner based on the standalone selling price of each of the respective services.

 

   

Video. Video revenue includes the same fee categories received from business video subscribers as described above under Residential Services video revenue.

 

   

High-speed data. High-speed data revenue primarily includes subscriber fees for the Company’s high-speed data services and related installation charges. High-speed data revenue also includes amounts generated by the sale of commercial networking and point-to-point transport services, such as Metro Ethernet services.

 

   

Voice. Voice revenue includes subscriber fees for the Company’s voice services, along with related installation charges, as well as fees collected on behalf of governmental authorities.

 

   

Wholesale transport. Wholesale transport revenue primarily includes amounts generated by the sale of point-to-point transport services offered to wireless telephone providers (i.e., cell tower backhaul) and other telecommunications carriers.

 

   

Other. Other revenue primarily includes revenue from enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services and other business subscriber-related fees.

Operating costs and expenses. Business Services segment operating costs and expenses include the operating costs and expenses that management believes are necessary to assess the performance of and allocate resources to the Business Services segment. Such costs are consistent with the operating costs and expense categories described above under Residential Services operating costs and expenses. Operating costs and expenses exclude costs and expenses related to “corporate” functions and functions supporting more than one reportable segment that are centrally managed (e.g., facilities, network operations, vehicles and procurement) and are not within the control of segment management.

Other Operations Segment

Revenue

 

   

Advertising. Advertising revenue is generated through TWC Media’s sale of video and online advertising inventory to local, regional and national advertising customers. The Company derives most of its advertising revenue from the sale of advertising inventory on cable networks owned by third parties. The rights to such advertising inventory are acquired by the Company in connection with its agreements to carry such networks or obtained through contractual agreements to sell advertising inventory on behalf of other video distributors (including, among others, Verizon’s FiOS, AT&T’s U-verse and Charter). The Company also generates advertising revenue from the sale of inventory on the Lakers’ RSNs, SportsNet LA and the Company’s local sports, news and lifestyle channels (e.g., Time Warner Cable News NY1).

 

   

Other. Other revenue primarily includes (i) fees received from distributors of the Lakers’ RSNs and SportsNet LA; (ii) fees paid to TWC by A/N for (a) the ability to distribute the Company’s high-speed data service and (b) TWC’s management of certain functions, including, among others, the acquisition of programming rights, as well as the provision of certain functions, including engineering; and (iii) home shopping network-related revenue (including commissions earned on the sale of merchandise and carriage fees). Other revenue also includes intercompany revenue from the Residential Services and Business Services segments for programming provided by the Lakers’ RSNs, SportsNet LA and the Company’s local sports, news and lifestyle channels.

 

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Operating costs and expenses. Other operating costs and expenses primarily include operating costs associated with TWC Media, the Lakers’ RSNs, SportsNet LA and the Company’s local sports, news and lifestyle channels.

Shared Functions

Operating costs and expenses. Shared functions operating costs and expenses consist of costs associated with broad “corporate” functions (e.g., accounting and finance, information technology, executive management, legal and human resources) or functions supporting more than one reportable segment that are centrally managed (e.g., facilities, network operations, vehicles and procurement) as well as other activities not attributable to a reportable segment.

Merger-related and restructuring costs. All merger-related and restructuring costs incurred by the Company are recorded as shared functions.

Use of Operating Income before Depreciation and Amortization

In discussing its segment performance, the Company may use certain measures that are not calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). These measures include Operating Income before Depreciation and Amortization (“OIBDA”), which the Company defines as Operating Income before depreciation of tangible assets and amortization of intangible assets. For additional information regarding the use of segment OIBDA, see Note 9 to the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

Recent Accounting Standards

See Note 2 to the accompanying consolidated financial statements for recently issued accounting standards yet to be adopted.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 Compared to Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

The following discussion provides an analysis of the Company’s results of operations and should be read in conjunction with the accompanying consolidated statement of operations, as well as the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto and MD&A included in the 2014 Form 10-K.

 

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Consolidated Results

The consolidated financial results for the Company for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Revenue:

                 

Residential services

    $ 4,758        $ 4,662         2.1%        $ 9,420        $ 9,230         2.1%   

Business services

     803         691         16.2%         1,584         1,359         16.6%   

Other

     365         373         (2.1%)         699         719         (2.8%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenue

     5,926         5,726         3.5%         11,703         11,308         3.5%   

Costs and expenses:

                 

Programming and content

     1,489         1,341         11.0%         2,908         2,650         9.7%   

Sales and marketing(a)

     596         544         9.6%         1,155         1,099         5.1%   

Technical operations(a)

     406         371         9.4%         805         742         8.5%   

Customer care(a)

     224         207         8.2%         450         412         9.2%   

Other operating(a)

     1,181         1,209         (2.3%)         2,359         2,371         (0.5%)   

Depreciation

     885         795         11.3%         1,737         1,570         10.6%   

Amortization

     34         35         (2.9%)         68         68         —   

Merger-related and restructuring costs

     82         61         34.4%         108         141         (23.4%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total costs and expenses

     4,897         4,563         7.3%         9,590         9,053         5.9%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating Income

     1,029         1,163         (11.5%)         2,113         2,255         (6.3%)   

Interest expense

     (350)         (349)         0.3%         (698)         (713)         (2.1%)   

Other income, net

     127                NM         137         23         NM   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Income before income taxes

     806         822         (1.9%)         1,552         1,565         (0.8%)   

Income tax provision

     (343)         (323)         6.2%         (631)         (587)         7.5%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Net income

     463         499         (7.2%)         921         978         (5.8%)   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —         —         NM         —         —         NM   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Net income attributable to TWC shareholders

    $ 463        $ 499         (7.2%)        $ 921        $ 978         (5.8%)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

NM—Not meaningful.

(a) 

Amounts include total employee costs, as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014        % Change        2015      2014      % Change  

Employee costs

    $         1,330        $         1,226         8.5%         $         2,651        $         2,482                     6.8%    
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Revenue. The increase in revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 was due to increases in revenue at the Residential Services and Business Services segments. Revenue by segment is discussed in greater detail below in “Segment Results.”

Costs and expenses

Operating costs and expenses. The increase in operating costs and expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 was primarily due to increases in programming, employee, content (as a result of higher content costs associated with SportsNet LA) and maintenance costs, partially offset by a decline in bad debt expense and, for the six months ended June 30, 2015, lower marketing expense.

For both the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, the increase in employee costs reflects the Company’s continued investments in sales and marketing, technical operations and customer care initiatives and an increase in pension expense of $27 million and $53 million, respectively, partially offset by a decrease in employee medical costs of $23 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 (as a result of changes in estimates of previously established employee medical accruals and lower claims activity). The Company expects pension expense to increase to approximately $190 million in 2015 from $81 million in 2014.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Operating costs and expenses by segment are discussed in greater detail below in “Segment Results.”

Depreciation. Depreciation for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily due to the continued investment in customer premise equipment and scalable infrastructure, as well as shorter-lived capitalized software assets.

Merger-related and restructuring costs. Merger-related costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (in millions):

 

                                                           
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Comcast merger:

           

Employee retention costs

    $ 13         $ 40         $ 27         $ 69    

Advisory and legal fees

     —          9          10          42    

Charter merger:

           

Employee retention costs

     14          —          14          —    

Advisory and legal fees

     42          —          42          —    

DukeNet Communications, LLC acquisition

     —          3          —          4    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Merger-related costs

    $           69         $           52         $           93         $         115    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company expects to incur additional merger-related costs during the remainder of 2015 in connection with the Charter merger.

The Company incurred restructuring costs of $13 million and $15 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively, and $9 million and $26 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, primarily related to employee terminations and other exit costs. The Company expects to incur additional restructuring costs during the remainder of 2015.

Operating Income. Operating Income for the three months ended June 30, 2015 decreased primarily due to higher operating costs and expenses, depreciation and merger-related and restructuring costs, partially offset by growth in revenue, as discussed above.

Operating Income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 decreased primarily due to higher operating costs and expenses and depreciation, partially offset by growth in revenue and lower merger-related and restructuring costs, as discussed above.

Interest expense. The change in interest expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 was impacted by lower average debt outstanding during the periods compared to 2014 and an increase in average interest rates on such debt.

 

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OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Other income, net. Other income, net, detail is shown in the table below (in millions):

 

                                                           
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Income from equity-method investments, net

    $ 6         $ 8         $ 16         $ 22    

Gain on settlement of Verizon Wireless agency agreement(a)

     120          —          120          —    

Gain on equity award reimbursement obligation to Time Warner Inc.

     —          —          —          1    

Other

     1          —          1          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other income, net

    $       127         $           8         $       137         $         23    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

In 2011, TWC and Cellco Partnership (doing business as Verizon Wireless) entered into agency agreements that allowed TWC to sell Verizon Wireless-branded wireless service, and Verizon Wireless to sell TWC services. Amount represents the settlement of certain terms of the agency agreements.

Income tax provision. For the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company recorded income tax provisions of $343 million and $323 million, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company recorded income tax provisions of $631 million and $587 million, respectively. The effective tax rates were 42.6% and 39.3% for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and 40.7% and 37.5% for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

The income tax provision and effective tax rate for the six months ended June 30, 2014 include a benefit of $24 million as a result of the passage of the New York State budget during the first quarter of 2014 that, in part, lowers the New York State business tax rate beginning in 2016. Absent the impact of this item, the effective tax rate would have been 39.0% for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

The increase in income tax provision and effective tax rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 included the impact of certain state and local tax adjustments recorded during the second quarter of 2015.

Net income attributable to TWC shareholders and net income per common share attributable to TWC common shareholders. Net income attributable to TWC shareholders and net income per common share attributable to TWC common shareholders were as follows (in millions, except per share data):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Net income attributable to TWC shareholders

    $ 463         $ 499          (7.2%)        $ 921         $ 978          (5.8%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Net income per common share attributable to

                 

TWC common shareholders:

                 

Basic

    $ 1.62         $ 1.77          (8.5%)        $ 3.22         $ 3.48          (7.5%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Diluted

    $ 1.62         $ 1.76          (8.0%)        $ 3.21         $ 3.46          (7.2%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Net income attributable to TWC shareholders for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 decreased primarily due a decrease in Operating Income and an increase in income tax provision, partially offset by an increase in other income, net, which, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, included a gain from the settlement of a Verizon Wireless agency agreement.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Segment Results

Residential Services. The financial results of the Residential Services segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Revenue:

                 

Video

    $ 2,514         $ 2,546          (1.3%)        $ 4,983         $ 5,041          (1.2%)   

High-speed data

     1,742          1,606          8.5%         3,438          3,164          8.7%   

Voice

     478          490          (2.4%)         951          986          (3.5%)   

Other

     24          20          20.0%         48          39          23.1%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenue

     4,758          4,662          2.1%         9,420          9,230          2.1%   

Operating costs and expenses:

                 

Programming

     1,386          1,275          8.7%         2,755          2,537          8.6%   

Sales and marketing(a)

     389          353          10.2%         760          738          3.0%   

Technical operations(a)

     361          333          8.4%         716          668          7.2%   

Customer care(a)

     186          174          6.9%         375          346          8.4%   

Video franchise and other fees(b)

     116          118          (1.7%)         230          233          (1.3%)   

Other(a)

     173          217          (20.3%)         356          384          (7.3%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total operating costs and expenses

     2,611          2,470          5.7%         5,192          4,906          5.8%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

OIBDA

    $ 2,147         $ 2,192          (2.1%)        $ 4,228         $ 4,324          (2.2%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(a) 

Amounts include total employee costs, as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014        % Change        2015      2014        % Change    

Employee costs

    $           734         $           667          10.0%         $         1,460         $         1,339          9.0%    
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(b) 

Video franchise and other fees include fees collected on behalf of franchising authorities and the FCC.

Selected residential subscriber-related statistics as of June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (in thousands):

 

                                            
     June 30,         
     2015      2014      % Change  

Video(a)

     10,774          11,011          (2.2%)   

High-speed data(b)

     12,162          11,415          6.5%   

Voice(c)

     5,856          4,975          17.7%   

Single play(d)

     5,659          5,656          0.1%   

Double play(e)

     4,236          4,712          (10.1%)   

Triple play(f)

     4,887          4,107          19.0%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Customer relationships(g)

         14,782          14,475          2.1%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(a) 

Video subscriber numbers reflect billable subscribers who purchase at least the basic service video programming tier. The determination of whether a video subscriber is categorized as residential or business is based on the type of subscriber purchasing the service.

(b) 

High-speed data subscriber numbers reflect billable subscribers who purchase any of the high-speed data services offered by TWC. The determination of whether a high-speed data subscriber is categorized as residential or business is generally based upon the type of service provided to that subscriber.

(c) 

Voice subscriber numbers reflect billable subscribers who purchase an IP-based telephony service. The determination of whether a voice subscriber is categorized as residential or business is generally based upon the type of service provided to that subscriber.

(d) 

Single play subscriber numbers reflect customers who subscribe to one of the Company’s video, high-speed data and voice services.

(e) 

Double play subscriber numbers reflect customers who subscribe to two of the Company’s video, high-speed data and voice services.

(f) 

Triple play subscriber numbers reflect customers who subscribe to all three of the Company’s video, high-speed data and voice services.

(g) 

Customer relationships represent the number of subscribers who purchase at least one of the Company’s video, high-speed data and voice services. For example, a subscriber who purchases only high-speed data service and no video service will count as one customer relationship, and a subscriber who purchases both video and high-speed data services will also count as only one customer relationship.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Revenue. Residential Services segment revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased due to an increase in high-speed data revenue, partially offset by decreases in video and voice revenue, each of which is discussed further below.

Average monthly revenue per unit for the Residential Services segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 was as follows:

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Video(a)

    $      77.50         $      76.43          1.4%        $      76.88         $     75.47          1.9%   

High-speed data(b)

     48.04          46.92          2.4%         47.93          46.62          2.8%   

Voice(c)

     27.74          33.03          (16.0%)         28.35          33.53          (15.4%)   

Customer relationship(d)

       107.41            106.98          0.4%         106.94          106.22          0.7%   

 

(a) 

Average monthly residential video revenue per unit represents residential video revenue divided by the corresponding average residential video subscribers for the period.

(b) 

Average monthly residential high-speed data revenue per unit represents residential high-speed data revenue divided by the corresponding average residential high-speed data subscribers for the period.

(c) 

Average monthly residential voice revenue per unit represents residential voice revenue divided by the corresponding average residential voice subscribers for the period.

(d) 

Average monthly residential revenue per residential customer relationship represents residential services revenue divided by the corresponding average residential customer relationships for the period.

The major components of residential video revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Programming tiers(a)

    $ 1,590         $ 1,653          (3.8%)        $ 3,177         $ 3,277          (3.1%)   

Premium networks

     214          201          6.5%         423          402          5.2%   

Transactional video-on-demand

     80          62          29.0%         141          120          17.5%   

Video equipment rental and installation charges

     358          352          1.7%         701          684          2.5%   

DVR service

     156          160          (2.5%)         311          325          (4.3%)   

Franchise and other fees(b)

     116          118          (1.7%)         230          233          (1.3%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total

    $     2,514         $     2,546          (1.3%)        $     4,983         $     5,041          (1.2%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(a) 

Programming tier revenue includes subscriber fees for the Company’s various tiers or packages of video programming services generally distinguished from one another by the number and type of programming networks they include.

(b) 

Franchise and other fees include fees collected on behalf of franchising authorities and the FCC.

The decrease in residential video revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 was due to a year-over-year decline in video subscribers, partially offset by an increase in average revenue per subscriber. The increase in average revenue per subscriber was primarily the result of price increases, higher transactional video-on-demand revenue (due to the May 2015 Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight) and growth in premium network revenue.

Residential high-speed data revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased due to an increase in high-speed data subscribers and growth in average revenue per subscriber. The increase in average revenue per subscriber was primarily due to increases in prices and equipment rental charges and a greater percentage of subscribers purchasing higher-priced tiers of service.

The decrease in residential voice revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 was due to a decrease in average revenue per subscriber, partially offset by growth in voice subscribers.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Operating costs and expenses. Operating costs and expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily due to higher programming, sales and marketing, technical operations and customer care costs, partially offset by lower other operating costs. Employee costs (which are included in each category, as applicable) were impacted by increased pension costs of $14 million and $29 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively.

Selected Residential Services average monthly costs per subscriber for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows:

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Programming costs per video subscriber

    $     42.73         $     38.29          11.6%        $     42.50         $     37.99          11.9%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Voice costs per voice subscriber

    $ 3.61         $ 4.37          (17.4%)        $ 3.65         $ 4.67          (21.8%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, the increase in programming costs (which include intercompany expense from the Other Operations segment for programming costs associated with the Lakers’ RSNs, SportsNet LA and the Company’s local sports, news and lifestyle channels) was primarily due to contractual rate increases, the carriage of new networks (including, for the six months ended June 30, 2015, SportsNet LA, which launched on February 25, 2014) and higher transactional video-on-demand costs, partially offset by a year-over-year decline in video subscribers.

Sales and marketing costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily due to increased sales-related employee costs as a result of higher compensation costs per employee and headcount growth. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, this increase was partially offset by lower marketing expense.

Technical operations costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily due to headcount growth and increased maintenance costs, reflecting the Company’s continued investments to improve the customer experience.

Customer care costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily due to headcount growth, reflecting the Company’s continued investments to improve the customer experience.

Other operating costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 decreased primarily due to lower bad debt expense and, for the six months ended June 30, 2015, a decline in voice costs.

OIBDA. OIBDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 decreased due to higher operating costs and expenses, partially offset by the increase in revenue, as discussed above.

 

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OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Business Services. The financial results of the Business Services segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Revenue:

                 

Video

    $ 95         $ 90          5.6%        $ 189         $ 179          5.6%   

High-speed data

     391          331          18.1%         767          637          20.4%   

Voice

     147          123          19.5%         289          241          19.9%   

Wholesale transport

     120          97          23.7%         241          198          21.7%   

Other

     50          50          —         98          104          (5.8%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenue

     803          691          16.2%         1,584          1,359          16.6%   

Operating costs and expenses:

                 

Programming

     43          37          16.2%         86          73          17.8%   

Sales and marketing(a)

     151          136          11.0%         288          255          12.9%   

Technical operations(a)

     34          25          36.0%         64          48          33.3%   

Customer care(a)

     38          33          15.2%         75          66          13.6%   

Video franchise and other fees(b)

     4          3          33.3%         8          8          —   

Other(a)

     53          48          10.4%         104          98          6.1%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total operating costs and expenses

     323          282          14.5%         625          548          14.1%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

OIBDA

    $         480         $         409          17.4%        $         959         $         811          18.2%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(a) 

Amounts include total employee costs, as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Employee costs

    $             190         $             161                      18.0%         $             366         $             312                      17.3%    
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(b) 

Video franchise and other fees include fees collected on behalf of franchising authorities and the FCC.

Selected business subscriber-related statistics as of June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (in thousands):

 

                                            
     June 30,         
     2015      2014      % Change  

Video(a)

     208          201          3.5%   

High-speed data(b)

     608          550          10.5%   

Voice(c)

     349          302          15.6%   

Single play(d)

     352          336          4.8%   

Double play(e)

     285          249          14.5%   

Triple play(f)

     81          73          11.0%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

Customer relationships(g)

               718                    658          9.1%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(a) 

Video subscriber numbers reflect billable subscribers who purchase at least the basic service video programming tier. The determination of whether a video subscriber is categorized as residential or business is based on the type of subscriber purchasing the service.

(b) 

High-speed data subscriber numbers reflect billable subscribers who purchase any of the high-speed data services offered by TWC. The determination of whether a high-speed data subscriber is categorized as residential or business is generally based upon the type of service provided to that subscriber.

(c) 

Voice subscriber numbers reflect billable subscribers who purchase an IP-based telephony service. The determination of whether a voice subscriber is categorized as residential or business is generally based upon the type of service provided to that subscriber.

(d) 

Single play subscriber numbers reflect customers who subscribe to one of the Company’s video, high-speed data and voice services.

(e) 

Double play subscriber numbers reflect customers who subscribe to two of the Company’s video, high-speed data and voice services.

(f) 

Triple play subscriber numbers reflect customers who subscribe to all three of the Company’s video, high-speed data and voice services.

(g) 

Customer relationships represent the number of subscribers who purchase at least one of the Company’s video, high-speed data and voice services. For example, a subscriber who purchases only high-speed data service and no video service will count as one customer relationship, and a subscriber who purchases both video and high-speed data services will also count as only one customer relationship. Customers who purchase wholesale transport or cloud services but do not purchase one of the Company’s video, high-speed data or voice services are not included in the Company’s subscriber results.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Revenue. Business services revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily due to growth in high-speed data and voice subscribers and higher wholesale transport revenue. The growth in wholesale transport revenue included an increase in cell tower backhaul revenue of $12 million and $25 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively (which, for the six months ended June 30, 2015, included certain early termination fees).

Operating costs and expenses. Operating costs and expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily as a result of increased headcount and higher compensation costs per employee, including increased pension costs of $5 million and $8 million, respectively.

OIBDA. OIBDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased due to the increase in revenue, partially offset by higher operating costs and expenses, as discussed above.

Other Operations. The financial results of the Other Operations segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Revenue:

                 

Advertising

    $ 263         $ 272          (3.3%)        $ 493         $ 519          (5.0%)   

Other

     168          164          2.4%         336          317          6.0%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenue

     431          436          (1.1%)         829          836          (0.8%)   

Operating costs and expenses(a)

     289          263          9.9%         524          490          6.9%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

OIBDA

    $   142         $   173          (17.9%)        $   305         $   346          (11.8%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(a) 

Amounts include total employee costs, as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                                     
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014        % Change        2015      2014      % Change  

Employee costs

    $ 82         $ 80          2.5%         $ 167         $ 163          2.5%    
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Revenue. Advertising revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 decreased primarily due to lower political advertising revenue, which was $3 million and $5 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively, compared to $15 million and $26 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively. The Company expects advertising revenue in 2015 to decrease compared to 2014 due primarily to a cyclical decline in political advertising revenue.

Other revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily due to affiliate fees from the Residential Services segment. The Company continues to seek additional distribution agreements for the carriage of SportsNet LA by major distributors.

Operating costs and expenses. Operating costs and expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily as a result of higher content costs associated with SportsNet LA. Employee costs were impacted by increased pension costs of $1 million and $2 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively.

OIBDA. OIBDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 decreased primarily due to an increase in operating costs and expenses, as discussed above.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Shared Functions. Costs and expenses associated with the Company’s shared functions, which consist of operating costs associated with broad “corporate” functions (e.g., accounting and finance, information technology, executive management, legal and human resources) or functions supporting more than one reportable segment that are centrally managed (e.g., facilities, network operations, vehicles and procurement) as well as other activities not directly attributable to a reportable segment, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                         
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014      % Change      2015      2014      % Change  

Operating costs and expenses(a)

    $ 739         $ 720          2.6%        $ 1,466         $ 1,447          1.3%   

Merger-related and restructuring costs

     82          61          34.4%         108          141          (23.4%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total costs and expenses

    $         821         $         781          5.1%        $       1,574         $       1,588          (0.9%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(a) 

Amounts include total employee costs, as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                                                 
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
            Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
     2015      2014        % Change        2015      2014        % Change    

Employee costs

    $ 324         $ 318          1.9%        $ 658         $ 668          (1.5%)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Operating costs and expenses. Operating costs and expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 increased primarily due to increased maintenance expense, partially offset by lower costs as a result of operating efficiencies. Employee costs were impacted by increased pension costs of $7 million and $14 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively.

Merger-related and restructuring costs. Refer to “Consolidated Results—Costs and expenses—Merger-related and restructuring costs” for detail of merger-related and restructuring costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. The Company expects to incur additional merger-related costs (in connection with the Charter merger) and restructuring costs during the remainder of 2015.

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND LIQUIDITY

Management believes that cash generated by or available to TWC should be sufficient to fund its capital and liquidity needs for the next twelve months and for the foreseeable future thereafter, including quarterly dividend payments and maturities of long-term debt. TWC’s sources of cash include cash and equivalents on hand, cash provided by operating activities and borrowing capacity under the Company’s $3.5 billion senior unsecured five-year revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) and the Company’s $2.5 billion unsecured commercial paper program (which is supported by unused committed capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility), as well as access to capital markets.

In accordance with the Company’s investment policy of diversifying its investments and limiting the amount of its investments in a single entity or fund, the Company may invest its cash and equivalents in a combination of money market and government funds and U.S. Treasury securities, as well as other similar instruments.

TWC’s unused committed financial capacity was $3.603 billion as of June 30, 2015, reflecting $480 million of cash and equivalents and $3.123 billion of available borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility.

Current Financial Condition

As of June 30, 2015, the Company had $23.052 billion of debt, $480 million of cash and equivalents (net debt of $22.572 billion, defined as total debt less cash and equivalents) and $8.508 billion of total TWC shareholders’ equity. As of December 31, 2014, the Company had $23.718 billion of debt, $707 million of cash and equivalents (net debt of $23.011 billion) and $8.013 billion of total TWC shareholders’ equity.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

The following table shows the significant items contributing to the change in net debt from December 31, 2014 to June 30, 2015 (in millions):

 

                    

Balance as of December 31, 2014

    $ 23,011    

Cash provided by operating activities

     (3,206)    

Capital expenditures

     2,397    

Dividends paid

     432    

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     (106)    

All other, net

     44    
  

 

 

 

Balance as of June 30, 2015

    $ 22,572    
  

 

 

 

On June 18, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.75 per share of TWC common stock, payable in cash on July 22, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 1, 2015.

On July 15, 2015, the Company received $120 million in cash for the settlement of certain terms of an agency agreement with Verizon Wireless. Refer to “Results of Operations—Consolidated Results—Other income, net” for additional information.

Cash Flows

Cash and equivalents decreased $227 million and $122 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Components of these changes are discussed below in more detail.

Operating Activities

Details of cash provided by operating activities are as follows (in millions):

 

                                         
     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2015      2014  

Operating Income

    $ 2,113         $ 2,255    

Depreciation

     1,737          1,570    

Amortization

     68          68    

Noncash equity-based compensation

     79          93    

Cash paid for interest, net(a)

     (697)          (745)    

Cash paid for income taxes, net(b)

     (35)          (95)    

All other, net, including working capital changes

     (59)          (54)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash provided by operating activities

    $ 3,206         $ 3,092    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Amounts include cash received under interest rate swap contracts of $53 million and $74 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

(b) 

Amounts include cash refunds of income taxes of $3 million for each of the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.

Cash provided by operating activities increased from $3.092 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014 to $3.206 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2015. This increase was primarily related to decreases in cash paid for income taxes, net, and cash paid for interest, net, and an increase in Operating Income (excluding depreciation and amortization).

On December 19, 2014, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 was enacted, extending bonus depreciation deductions of 50% of the cost of the Company’s qualified 2014 capital expenditures. Due to the late enactment of this Act, the Company made all 2014 income tax payments as if bonus depreciation were not going to be extended. This resulted in a 2014 overpayment of approximately $120 million, the application of which reduced the Company’s cash paid for income taxes, net, in the second quarter of 2015. The Company expects cash paid for income taxes, net, to be higher in 2015 than in 2014 primarily as a result of the reversal of prior year bonus depreciation benefits, partially offset by the application of the 2014 overpayment.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Cash paid for interest, net, decreased primarily as a result of the maturities of TWC’s 8.25% senior notes due February 2014 ($750 million in aggregate principal amount) and 7.50% senior notes due April 2014 ($1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount).

The Company made no cash contributions to its qualified defined benefit pension plans (the “qualified pension plans”) during the six months ended June 30, 2015. As of June 30, 2015, the qualified pension plans were estimated to be overfunded by $62 million. The Company may make discretionary cash contributions to the qualified pension plans in 2015. Such contributions will be dependent on a variety of factors, including current and expected interest rates, asset performance, the funded status of the qualified pension plans and management’s judgment. For the nonqualified defined benefit pension plan (the “nonqualified pension plan”), the Company will continue to make contributions during the remainder of 2015 to the extent benefits are paid.

Investing Activities

Details of cash used by investing activities are as follows (in millions):

 

                                         
     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2015      2014  

Capital expenditures

    $ (2,397)         $ (2,074)    

Acquisition of intangible assets

     (31)          (24)    

Other investing activities

     7          31    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash used by investing activities

    $ (2,421)         $ (2,067)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash used by investing activities increased from $2.067 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014 to $2.421 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2015, principally due to an increase in capital expenditures, primarily due to the Company’s investments to improve network reliability, upgrade older customer premise equipment and expand its network to additional residences, commercial buildings and cell towers.

TWC’s capital expenditures by major category were as follows (in millions):

 

                                         
     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2015      2014  

Customer premise equipment(a)

    $ 953          $ 794     

Scalable infrastructure(b)

     591           538     

Line extensions(c)

     371           321     

Upgrades/rebuilds(d)

     116           75     

Support capital(e)

     366           346     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total capital expenditures

    $ 2,397          $ 2,074     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Amounts represent costs incurred in the purchase and installation of equipment that resides at a customer’s home or business for the purpose of receiving/sending video, high-speed data and/or voice signals. Such equipment includes set-top boxes, remote controls, high-speed data modems (including wireless), telephone modems and the costs of installing such new equipment. Customer premise equipment also includes materials and labor costs incurred to install the “drop” cable that connects a customer’s dwelling or business to the closest point of the main distribution network.

(b) 

Amounts represent costs incurred in the purchase and installation of equipment that controls signal reception, processing and transmission throughout TWC’s distribution network, as well as controls and communicates with the equipment residing at a customer’s home or business. Also included in scalable infrastructure is certain equipment necessary for content aggregation and distribution (video-on-demand equipment) and equipment necessary to provide certain video, high-speed data and voice service features (voicemail, email, etc.).

(c) 

Amounts represent costs incurred to extend TWC’s distribution network into a geographic area previously not served. These costs typically include network design, the purchase and installation of fiber optic and coaxial cable and certain electronic equipment.

(d) 

Amounts primarily represent costs incurred to upgrade or replace certain existing components or an entire geographic area of TWC’s distribution network. These costs typically include network design, the purchase and installation of fiber optic and coaxial cable and certain electronic equipment.

(e) 

Amounts represent all other capital purchases required to run day-to-day operations. These costs typically include vehicles, land and buildings, computer hardware/software, office equipment, furniture and fixtures, tools and test equipment. Amounts include capitalized software costs of $190 million and $162 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

The Company expects that 2015 capital expenditures will increase to approximately $4.4 billion compared to 2014 capital expenditures of approximately $4.1 billion.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

Financing Activities

Details of cash used by financing activities are as follows (in millions):

 

                                         
     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2015      2014  

Short-term borrowings (repayments), net

    $ (194)           $ 1,147      

Repayments of long-term debt

     (500)            (1,750)      

Dividends paid

     (432)            (428)      

Repurchases of common stock(a)

     —            (259)      

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     106            118      

Excess tax benefit from equity-based compensation

     74            99      

Taxes paid in cash in lieu of shares issued for equity-based compensation

     (61)            (68)      

Other financing activities

     (5)            (6)      
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash used by financing activities

    $ (1,012)           $ (1,147)      
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

In February 2014, the Company suspended its common stock repurchase program (the “Stock Repurchase Program”). As of June 30, 2015, the Company had $2.723 billion remaining under the Stock Repurchase Program authorization.

Cash used by financing activities was $1.012 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $1.147 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Cash used by financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2015 primarily consisted of the repayment of TWC’s 3.5% senior notes due February 2015 ($500 million in aggregate principal amount), payments of quarterly cash dividends and repayments of borrowings under the Company’s commercial paper program. Cash used by financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2014 primarily consisted of repayments of TWC’s 8.25% senior notes due February 2014 ($750 million in aggregate principal amount) and 7.50% senior notes due April 2014 ($1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount), payments of quarterly cash dividends and repurchases of TWC common stock (prior to the suspension of the Stock Repurchase Program), partially offset by borrowings under the Company’s commercial paper program.

Outstanding Debt and Available Financial Capacity

Debt as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 was as follows:

 

                                                                                   
              Outstanding Balance as of  
     Maturity    Interest Rate   June 30,
2015
     December 31,
2014
 
              (in millions)  

TWC notes and debentures(a)

   2017-2042    5.874%(b)    $ 20,601         $ 21,065    

TWCE debentures(c)

   2023-2033    7.910%(b)     2,058          2,061    

Revolving credit facility(d)

   2017        —          —    

Commercial paper program(d)

   2017    0.559%(b)     313          507    

Capital leases

   2016-2042        80          85    
       

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total debt(e)

   $ 23,052         $ 23,718    
       

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Outstanding balance amounts of the TWC notes and debentures as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 each include £1.267 billion of senior unsecured notes valued at $1.991 billion and $1.973 billion, respectively, using the exchange rates at each date.

(b) 

Rate represents a weighted-average effective interest rate as of June 30, 2015 and, for the TWC notes and debentures, includes the effects of interest rate swaps and cross-currency swaps.

(c) 

Outstanding balance amounts of the TWCE debentures as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 include an unamortized fair value adjustment of $58 million and $61 million, respectively, primarily consisting of the fair value adjustment recognized as a result of the 2001 merger of America Online, Inc. and Time Warner Inc.

(d) 

As of June 30, 2015, the Company had $3.123 billion of available borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility (which reflects a reduction of $64 million for outstanding letters of credit backed by the Revolving Credit Facility).

(e) 

Outstanding balance amounts of total debt as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 include current maturities of long-term debt of $320 million and $1.017 billion, respectively.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION—(Continued)

 

See the 2014 Form 10-K for further details regarding the Company’s outstanding debt and other financing arrangements, including certain information about maturities, covenants and rating triggers related to such debt and financing arrangements. As of June 30, 2015, TWC was in compliance with the leverage ratio covenant of the Revolving Credit Facility, with a ratio of consolidated total debt as of June 30, 2015 to consolidated EBITDA for the twelve months ended June 30, 2015 of approximately 2.8 times. In accordance with the Revolving Credit Facility agreement, consolidated total debt as of June 30, 2015 was calculated as (a) total debt per the accompanying consolidated balance sheet less the TWCE unamortized fair value adjustment (discussed above) and the fair value of debt subject to interest rate swaps, less (b) total cash per the accompanying consolidated balance sheet in excess of $25 million. In accordance with the Revolving Credit Facility agreement, consolidated EBITDA for the twelve months ended June 30, 2015 was calculated as Operating Income plus depreciation, amortization and equity-based compensation expense.

CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This document contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, particularly statements anticipating future growth in revenue, Operating Income, cash provided by operating activities and other financial measures. Words such as “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes” and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are included throughout this report and are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs about future events. As with any projection or forecast, they are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances.

The Company operates in a highly competitive, consumer and technology driven and rapidly changing business that is affected by government regulation and economic, strategic, political and social conditions. Various factors could adversely affect the operations, business or financial results of TWC in the future and cause TWC’s actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including those factors discussed in detail in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in the 2014 Form 10-K, which should be read in conjunction with this report (including Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in Part II of this report), and in TWC’s other filings made from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) after the date of this report. In addition, important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those in its forward-looking statements include:

 

   

increased competition from video, high-speed data, networking and voice providers, particularly direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunication carriers, companies that deliver programming over broadband Internet connections, and wireless broadband and phone providers;

 

   

the Company’s continued ability to exploit new and existing technologies that appeal to residential and business services customers and advertisers;

 

   

changes in the regulatory and tax environments in which the Company operates, including, among others, regulation of broadband Internet services, “net neutrality” rules recently adopted by the FCC and federal, state and local taxation;

 

   

increased difficulty negotiating programming and retransmission agreements on favorable terms, resulting in increased costs to the Company and/or the loss of popular programming; and

 

   

changes or delays in, or impediments to executing on, the Company’s plans, initiatives and strategies, including the proposed Charter merger.

Any forward-looking statements made by the Company in this document speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of changes in circumstances, new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

 

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ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

The Company, under the supervision and with the participation of its management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Acting Co-Chief Financial Officers, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s “disclosure controls and procedures” (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Acting Co-Chief Financial Officers concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports filed or submitted by the Company under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and that information required to be disclosed by the Company is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management to allow timely decisions regarding the required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There have not been any changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended June 30, 2015 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.

 

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(Unaudited)

 

                                         
     June 30,      December 31,  
     2015      2014  
     (in millions)  

ASSETS

     

Current assets:

     

Cash and equivalents

    $ 480         $ 707    

Receivables, less allowances of $126 million and $109 million
as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

     1,029          949    

Deferred income tax assets

     235          269    

Other current assets

     330          391    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     2,074          2,316    

Investments

     69          64    

Property, plant and equipment, net

     16,604          15,990    

Intangible assets subject to amortization, net

     486          523    

Intangible assets not subject to amortization

     26,014          26,012    

Goodwill

     3,138          3,137    

Other assets

     501          459    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

    $ 48,886         $ 48,501    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

     

Current liabilities:

     

Accounts payable

    $ 496         $ 567    

Deferred revenue and subscriber-related liabilities

     215          198    

Accrued programming and content expense

     968          902    

Current maturities of long-term debt

     320          1,017    

Other current liabilities

     2,156          1,813    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     4,155          4,497    

Long-term debt

     22,732          22,701    

Deferred income tax liabilities, net

     12,715          12,560    

Other liabilities

     772          726    

Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)

     

TWC shareholders’ equity:

     

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 282.9 million and 280.8 million shares issued and
outstanding as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

     3          3    

Additional paid-in capital

     7,369          7,172    

Retained earnings

     1,436          1,162    

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net

     (300)          (324)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total TWC shareholders’ equity

     8,508          8,013    

Noncontrolling interests

     4          4    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total equity

     8,512          8,017    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

    $ 48,886         $ 48,501    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     June 30,      June 30,  
     2015      2014      2015      2014  
     (in millions, except per share data)  

Revenue

    $ 5,926         $ 5,726         $ 11,703         $ 11,308    

Costs and expenses:

           

Programming and content

     1,489          1,341          2,908          2,650    

Sales and marketing

     596          544          1,155          1,099    

Technical operations

     406          371          805          742    

Customer care

     224          207          450          412    

Other operating

     1,181          1,209          2,359          2,371    

Depreciation

     885          795          1,737          1,570    

Amortization

     34          35          68          68    

Merger-related and restructuring costs

     82          61          108          141    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

     4,897          4,563          9,590          9,053    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating Income

     1,029          1,163          2,113          2,255    

Interest expense

     (350)          (349)          (698)          (713)    

Other income, net

     127          8          137          23    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     806          822          1,552          1,565    

Income tax provision

     (343)          (323)          (631)          (587)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income

     463          499          921          978    

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —          —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income attributable to TWC shareholders

    $ 463         $ 499         $ 921         $ 978    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income per common share attributable to

           

TWC common shareholders:

           

Basic

    $ 1.62         $ 1.77         $ 3.22         $ 3.48    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

    $ 1.62         $ 1.76         $ 3.21         $ 3.46    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

           

Basic

     282.7          278.8          282.1          278.3    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

     285.8          282.4          285.4          282.1    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per share of common stock

    $ 0.75         $ 0.75         $ 2.25         $ 1.50    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     June 30,      June 30,  
     2015      2014      2015      2014  
     (in millions)  

Net income

    $ 463         $ 499         $ 921         $ 978    

Change in accumulated unrealized losses on pension benefit obligation, net of income tax benefit of $4 million and $16 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $0 and $16 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively

     (7)          (24)          (1)          (25)    

Change in accumulated deferred gains (losses) on cash flow hedges, net of income tax benefit (provision) of $(26) million and $28 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $(15) million and $57 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively

     43          (46)          25          (91)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

     36          (70)          24          (116)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

     499          429          945          862    

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —          —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to TWC shareholders

    $ 499         $ 429         $ 945         $ 862    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

                                         
     Six Months Ended  
     June 30,  
     2015      2014  
     (in millions)  

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

     

Net income

    $ 921         $ 978    

Adjustments for noncash and nonoperating items:

     

Depreciation

     1,737          1,570    

Amortization

     68          68    

Income from equity-method investments, net of cash distributions

     (8)          (16)    

Pretax gain on settlement of Verizon Wireless agency agreement

     (120)          —    

Deferred income taxes

     173          123    

Equity-based compensation expense

     79          93    

Excess tax benefit from equity-based compensation

     (74)          (99)    

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and dispositions:

     

Receivables

     58          41    

Accounts payable and other liabilities

     402          326    

Other changes

     (30)          8    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash provided by operating activities

     3,206          3,092    

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

     

Capital expenditures

     (2,397)          (2,074)    

Acquisition of intangible assets

     (31)          (24)    

Other investing activities

     7          31    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash used by investing activities

     (2,421)          (2,067)    

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

     

Short-term borrowings (repayments), net

     (194)          1,147    

Repayments of long-term debt

     (500)          (1,750)    

Dividends paid

     (432)          (428)    

Repurchases of common stock

     —          (259)    

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     106          118    

Excess tax benefit from equity-based compensation

     74          99    

Taxes paid in cash in lieu of shares issued for equity-based compensation

     (61)          (68)    

Other financing activities

     (5)          (6)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash used by financing activities

     (1,012)          (1,147)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Decrease in cash and equivalents

     (227)          (122)    

Cash and equivalents at beginning of period

     707          525    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents at end of period

    $ 480         $ 403    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EQUITY

(Unaudited) 

 

                                                              
     TWC      Non-         
     Shareholders’      controlling      Total  
     Equity      Interests      Equity  
     (in millions)  

Balance as of December 31, 2013

    $ 6,943         $ 4         $ 6,947    

Net income

     978          —          978    

Other comprehensive loss

     (116)          —          (116)    

Cash dividends declared ($1.50 per common share)

     (428)          —          (428)    

Repurchase and retirement of common stock

     (208)          —          (208)    

Equity-based compensation expense

     93          —          93    

Excess tax benefit realized from equity-based compensation

     99          —          99    

Shares issued upon exercise of stock options

     118          —          118    

Taxes paid in lieu of shares issued for equity-based compensation

     (68)          —          (68)    

Other changes

     (1)          —          (1)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance as of June 30, 2014

    $ 7,410         $ 4         $ 7,414    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance as of December 31, 2014

    $ 8,013         $ 4         $ 8,017    

Net income

     921          —          921    

Other comprehensive income

     24          —          24    

Cash dividends declared ($2.25 per common share)

     (647)          —          (647)    

Equity-based compensation expense

     79          —          79    

Excess tax benefit realized from equity-based compensation

     74          —          74    

Shares issued upon exercise of stock options

     106          —          106    

Taxes paid in lieu of shares issued for equity-based compensation

     (61)          —          (61)    

Other changes

     (1)          —          (1)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance as of June 30, 2015

    $ 8,508         $ 4         $ 8,512    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

1.

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Description of Business

Time Warner Cable Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “TWC” or the “Company”) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered cable systems located mainly in five geographic areas – New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, the Midwest (including Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin), Southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. TWC’s mission is to connect its customers to the world—simply, reliably and with superior service. TWC offers video, high-speed data and voice services to residential and business services customers. TWC’s residential services also include security and home management services, and TWC’s business services also include networking and transport services (including cell tower backhaul services) and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. TWC also sells video and online advertising inventory to a variety of local, regional and national customers.

Charter Merger

On May 23, 2015, TWC entered into an Agreement and Plan of Mergers (the “Charter Merger Agreement”) with Charter Communications, Inc. (“Charter”) and certain of its subsidiaries, pursuant to which the parties will engage in a series of transactions (the “Charter merger”) that will result in the Company and Charter becoming 100% owned subsidiaries of a new public parent company (“New Charter”), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Charter Merger Agreement.

Upon the consummation of the Charter merger, each share of TWC common stock (other than treasury shares held by the Company and TWC stock held by the Liberty Parties (as defined below)) will be converted into the right to receive, at the option of each stockholder, either (i) $100 in cash and shares of New Charter Class A common stock equivalent to 0.5409 shares of Charter Class A common stock (“Charter common stock”) or (ii) $115 in cash and shares of New Charter Class A common stock equivalent to 0.4562 shares of Charter common stock. Upon the consummation of the Charter merger, subject to certain exceptions, each share of TWC common stock held by Liberty Broadband Corporation or Liberty Interactive Corporation (together, the “Liberty Parties”) will convert only into the right to receive shares of New Charter Class A common stock.

The Charter merger is subject to the approval of the Company’s and Charter’s stockholders, regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions.

Bright House Networks Transaction

On May 23, 2015, Charter and Advance/Newhouse Partnership (“A/N”) and certain of their affiliates amended an agreement the parties had signed on March 31, 2015 (the “Bright House Networks Agreement”). Under the amended Bright House Networks Agreement, Charter will acquire Bright House Networks, LLC (“Bright House Networks”), subject to, among other conditions, the closing of the Charter merger. Bright House Networks is a 100% owned subsidiary of a partnership (“TWE-A/N”) between A/N and Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC (“TWCE”), a subsidiary of TWC. The closing of Charter’s acquisition of Bright House Networks is expected to occur concurrently with the closing of the Charter merger. However, the closing of the Charter merger is not conditioned on the closing of the Bright House Networks transaction.

In the Charter Merger Agreement, the Company and TWCE agreed to irrevocably and unconditionally waive their “right of first offer” to acquire the assets of Bright House Networks during the pendency of the Charter merger. This waiver will expire if the Charter Merger Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms, provided that the Company or any of its Affiliates (as defined in the Charter Merger Agreement) does not, within nine months following such a termination, enter into an agreement or understanding in respect of, or consummate, an alternative acquisition transaction. TWC receives a fee from A/N for providing Bright House Networks with high-speed data services and certain management functions, which is included in Other Operations revenue.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Termination of Comcast Merger and Divestiture Transactions

On April 24, 2015, Comcast Corporation (“Comcast”) and the Company terminated their February 12, 2014 Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Comcast Merger Agreement”), under which the Company had agreed, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein, to merge with and into a 100% owned subsidiary of Comcast. In a related transaction, on April 25, 2014, Comcast had entered into a binding agreement with Charter, which contemplated three transactions to be completed following the closing of the Comcast Merger Agreement (the “divestiture transactions”): (1) a contribution, spin-off and merger transaction, (2) an asset exchange and (3) a sale of assets. The completion of the divestiture transactions would have resulted in Charter acquiring certain TWC cable systems primarily in the Midwest. Also, on March 31, 2015, Charter and A/N had entered into the Bright House Networks Agreement, which was subject to, among other things, the closing of the divestiture transactions. Upon termination of the Comcast Merger Agreement, Comcast delivered a notice of termination to Charter with respect to the divestiture transactions.

Basis of Presentation

Basis of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include all of the assets, liabilities, revenue, expenses and cash flows of TWC and all entities in which TWC has a controlling voting interest. The consolidated financial statements include the results of TWE-A/N only for the TWE-A/N cable systems that are controlled by TWC and for which TWC holds an economic interest. Intercompany accounts and transactions between consolidated companies have been eliminated in consolidation.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Significant estimates inherent in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements include accounting for allowances for doubtful accounts, depreciation and amortization, business combinations, derivative financial instruments, pension benefits, equity-based compensation, income taxes, loss contingencies, certain programming arrangements and asset impairments. Allocation methodologies used to prepare the consolidated financial statements are based on estimates and have been described in the notes, where appropriate.

Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior period financial information to conform to the current year presentation.

Interim Financial Statements

The consolidated financial statements are unaudited; however, in the opinion of management, they contain all the adjustments (consisting of those of a normal recurring nature) considered necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented in conformity with GAAP applicable to interim periods. The consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements of TWC included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

 

2.

RECENT ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

Revenue from Contracts with Customers

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board the (“FASB”) issued authoritative guidance that outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most recent current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The core principle of the revenue model is that an entity recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The guidance also specifies the accounting for certain incremental costs of obtaining a contract and costs to fulfill a contract with a customer. Entities have the option of applying either a full retrospective approach to all periods presented or a modified approach that reflects differences prior to the date of adoption as an adjustment to equity. In July 2015, the FASB deferred the effective date of this guidance by one year. As such, this guidance will be effective for TWC on January 1, 2018 and the Company is currently assessing the impact of this guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs

In April 2015, the FASB issued authoritative guidance for the purpose of simplifying the presentation of debt issuance costs. Under this guidance, debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability are required to be presented in the balance sheet as a direct reduction from the carrying amount of such debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. The recognition and measurement guidance for debt issuance costs are not affected by this guidance. Entities will be required to apply a full retrospective approach to all periods presented. This guidance will be effective for TWC on January 1, 2016 and, upon adoption, debt issuance costs capitalized in other current assets and other assets in the consolidated balance sheet will be reclassified and presented as a reduction to current and noncurrent long-term debt. As of June 30, 2015, debt issuance costs, net of accumulated amortization, recognized in the consolidated balance sheet totaled $97 million, of which $10 million is recorded in other current assets.

Customer’s Accounting for Fees Paid in a Cloud Computing Arrangement

In April 2015, the FASB issued authoritative guidance for the purpose of clarifying the accounting for cloud computing arrangements by providing criteria for determining whether a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license. Under this guidance, if it is determined that a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license, the customer should account for the software license element of the arrangement consistent with the acquisition of other software licenses; however, if it is determined that a cloud computing arrangement does not include a software license, the customer should account for the arrangement as a service contract. Entities have the option of applying either a full retrospective approach to all periods presented or a prospective approach to all arrangements entered into or materially modified after the effective date. This guidance will be effective for TWC on January 1, 2016 and is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

3.

EARNINGS PER SHARE

Basic net income per common share attributable to TWC common shareholders is determined using the two-class method and is computed by dividing net income attributable to TWC common shareholders by the weighted average of common shares outstanding during the period. The two-class method is an earnings allocation formula that determines income per share for each class of common stock and participating security according to dividends declared and participation rights in undistributed earnings. Diluted net income per common share attributable to TWC common shareholders reflects the more dilutive earnings per share amount calculated using the treasury stock method or the two-class method.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Set forth below is a reconciliation of net income attributable to TWC common shareholders per basic and diluted common share (in millions, except per share data):

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Net income attributable to TWC common shareholders

    $ 459         $ 494         $ 909         $ 969    

Net income allocated to participating securities(a)

     4          5          12          9    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income attributable to TWC shareholders

    $ 463         $ 499         $ 921         $ 978    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted-average basic common shares outstanding

     282.7          278.8          282.1          278.3    

Dilutive effect of nonparticipating equity awards

     0.9          1.8          1.0          1.9    

Dilutive effect of participating equity awards(a)

     2.2          1.8          2.3          1.9    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted common shares outstanding

     285.8          282.4          285.4          282.1    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income per common share attributable to

           

TWC common shareholders:

           

Basic

    $ 1.62         $ 1.77         $ 3.22         $ 3.48    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

    $ 1.62         $ 1.76         $ 3.21         $ 3.46    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Restricted stock units granted to employees and non-employee directors are considered participating securities with respect to regular quarterly cash dividends.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, the computation of diluted net income per common share attributable to TWC common shareholders excludes 0.8 million of potential common shares related to the Company’s equity-based compensation plan, because the inclusion of such shares would have an antidilutive effect. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, antidilutive common shares related to the Company’s equity-based compensation plan were insignificant.

 

4.

DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

The fair values of assets and liabilities associated with derivative financial instruments recorded in the consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 consisted of the following (in millions):

 

                                                                                   
     Assets      Liabilities  
     June 30,
2015
     December 31,
2014
     June 30,
2015
     December 31,
2014
 

Interest rate swaps(a)(b)

    $ 94         $ 93         $ 8         $ 19    

Cross-currency swaps(a)(c)

     255          197          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

    $ 349         $ 290         $ 8         $ 19    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Interest rate swap and cross-currency swap contracts with multiple counterparties are subject to contractual terms that provide for the net settlement of all such contracts with each counterparty, including cash collateral received or paid, through a single payment in the event of default on or termination of any one contract by either party. The fair values of the assets and liabilities associated with interest rate swaps and cross-currency swaps are presented on a gross basis in the consolidated balance sheet and are classified as current or noncurrent based on the maturity date of the respective contract.

(b) 

The fair value of assets associated with interest rate swaps as of June 30, 2015 is recorded in other assets in the consolidated balance sheet. Of the total fair value of assets associated with interest rate swaps as of December 31, 2014, $1 million is recorded in other current assets with the remainder recorded in other assets in the consolidated balance sheet. The fair values of liabilities associated with interest rate swaps are recorded in other liabilities in the consolidated balance sheet.

(c) 

The fair values of assets associated with cross-currency swaps are recorded in other assets in the consolidated balance sheet.

Fair Value Hedges

The Company uses interest rate swaps to manage interest rate risk by effectively converting fixed-rate debt into variable-rate debt. Under such contracts, the Company is entitled to receive semi-annual interest payments at fixed rates and is

 

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(Unaudited)

 

 

required to make semi-annual interest payments at variable rates, without exchange of the underlying principal amount. Such contracts are designated as fair value hedges. The Company recognized no gain or loss related to its interest rate swaps because the changes in the fair values of such instruments were completely offset by the changes in the fair values of the hedged fixed-rate debt. The fair value of interest rate swaps was determined using a discounted cash flow (“DCF”) analysis based on the terms of the contract and expected forward interest rates, and incorporates the credit risk of the Company and each counterparty (a Level 2 fair value measurement). The following table summarizes the terms of existing fixed to variable interest rate swaps as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014:

 

                                         
     June 30,
2015
     December 31,
2014
 

Maturities

       2017-2019           2015-2019   

Notional amount (in millions)

    $ 5,600       $ 6,100  

Weighted-average pay rate (variable based on LIBOR plus variable margins)

     5.14%         4.78%   

Weighted-average receive rate (fixed)

     6.86%         6.58%   

The notional amounts of interest rate instruments, as presented in the above table, are used to measure interest to be paid or received and do not represent the amount of exposure to credit loss.

Cash Flow Hedges

The Company uses cross-currency swaps to manage foreign exchange risk related to foreign currency denominated debt by effectively converting foreign currency denominated debt, including annual interest payments and the payment of principal at maturity, to U.S. dollar denominated debt. Such contracts are designated as cash flow hedges. The Company has entered into cross-currency swaps to effectively convert its £1.275 billion aggregate principal amount of fixed-rate British pound sterling denominated debt, including annual interest payments and the payment of principal at maturity, to fixed-rate U.S. dollar denominated debt. The cross-currency swaps have maturities of June 2031 and July 2042. The fair value of cross-currency swaps was determined using a DCF analysis based on expected forward interest and exchange rates, and incorporates the credit risk of the Company and each counterparty (a Level 2 fair value measurement). The following table summarizes the deferred gain (loss) activity related to cash flow hedges recognized in accumulated other comprehensive loss, net, and reclassified into other income, net, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 (in millions):

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Deferred gains (losses) recognized

    $ 184         $ (17)         $ 58         $ (79)    

Deferred gains reclassified into earnings(a)

     (115)          (57)          (18)          (69)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total net deferred gains (losses) recognized

     69          (74)          40          (148)    

Income tax (provision) benefit

     (26)          28          (15)          57    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total net deferred gains (losses) recognized, net of tax

    $ 43         $ (46)         $ 25         $ (91)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Deferred gains (losses) on cross-currency swaps were reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss, net, to other income, net, which offsets the re-measurement gains (losses) recognized in other income, net, on the British pound sterling denominated debt.

Any ineffectiveness related to cash flow hedges has been and is expected to be immaterial.

Assets Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis

The Company’s assets measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis include equity-method investments, long-lived assets, indefinite-lived intangible assets and goodwill. The Company reviews the carrying amounts of such assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts may not be recoverable or at least annually as of July 1 for indefinite-lived intangible assets and goodwill. Any resulting asset impairment would require that the asset be reduced to its fair value.

 

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Fair Value of Other Financial Instruments

The Company’s other financial instruments not measured at fair value on a recurring basis include (a) cash and equivalents, receivables, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and borrowings under the Company’s commercial paper program, which are reflected at cost in the consolidated balance sheet, and (b) TWC senior notes and debentures and TWCE senior debentures (collectively, the “senior notes and debentures”) not subject to fair value hedge accounting, which are reflected at amortized cost in the consolidated balance sheet. With the exception of the senior notes and debentures, cost approximates fair value for these instruments due to their short-term nature. The carrying value and related estimated fair value of the senior notes and debentures was $22.659 billion and $24.362 billion, respectively, as of June 30, 2015 and $23.126 billion and $27.842 billion, respectively, as of December 31, 2014. Estimated fair values for the senior notes and debentures are determined by reference to the market value of the instrument as quoted on a national securities exchange or in an over-the-counter market (a Level 1 fair value measurement).

 

5.

TWC SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Changes in Common Stock

Changes in common stock from January 1 through June 30 are presented below (in millions):

 

                                     
     2015      2014  

Balance at beginning of period

     280.8          277.9    

Shares issued under the equity-based compensation plan

     2.1          2.9    

Shares repurchased and retired

     —          (1.5)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

     282.9          279.3    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Common Stock Repurchase Program

In February 2014, the Company suspended its $4.0 billion common stock repurchase program (the “Stock Repurchase Program”). As of June 30, 2015, the Company had $2.723 billion remaining under the Stock Repurchase Program authorization.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net

Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net, included in TWC shareholders’ equity from January 1 through June 30 are presented below (in millions):

 

                                     
     2015      2014  

Balance at beginning of period

    $ (324)         $ 44    

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications, net of tax

     22          (74)    

Amounts reclassified into earnings, net of tax

     2          (42)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

     24           (116)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

    $  (300)         $ (72)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The following table summarizes the changes in the components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net, included in TWC shareholders’ equity from January 1 through June 30 (in millions):

 

                                         
     2015      2014  

Unrealized losses on pension benefit obligation:

     

Balance at beginning of period

    $ (473)         $ (104)    

Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications, net of tax

     (14)          (25)    

Amounts reclassified into earnings, net of tax:

     

Amortization of actuarial (gain) loss(a)

     21          (1)    

Income tax (benefit) provision

     (8)          1    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Amortization of actuarial loss, net of tax

     13          —    

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

     (1)          (25)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

    $ (474)         $ (129)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Deferred gains (losses) on cash flow hedges:

     

Balance at beginning of period

    $ 150         $ 149    

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications, net of tax

     36          (49)    

Amounts reclassified into earnings, net of tax:

     

Effective portion of gain on cash flow hedges(b)

     (18)          (69)    

Income tax provision

     7          27    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Effective portion of gain on cash flow hedges, net of tax

     (11)          (42)    

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

     25          (91)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

    $ 175         $ 58    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other changes:

     

Balance at beginning and end of period

    $ (1)         $ (1)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Amounts are included in the computation of net periodic benefit costs as discussed further in Note 7.

(b) 

Amounts are recorded in other income, net, in the consolidated statement of operations as discussed further in Note 4.

 

6.

EQUITY-BASED COMPENSATION

TWC is authorized under the Company’s stock incentive plan (the “2011 Plan”) to grant restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and options to purchase shares of TWC common stock to its employees and non-employee directors. As of June 30, 2015, the 2011 Plan provides for the issuance of up to 20.0 million shares of TWC common stock, of which 8.2 million shares were available for grant.

Equity-based compensation expense recognized for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 was as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Restricted stock units(a)

    $ 33         $ 38         $ 71         $ 81    

Stock options

     4          5          8          12    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total equity-based compensation expense(a)

    $ 37         $ 43         $ 79         $ 93    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Amounts include $8 million and $14 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $19 million and $23 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, of equity-based compensation expense recognized in merger-related and restructuring costs in the consolidated statement of operations related to certain retention grants (as defined below).

 

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Restricted Stock Units

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, TWC granted 839,000 RSUs subject to time-based vesting at a weighted-average grant date fair value of $177.65 per RSU. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, TWC granted 3.676 million RSUs at a weighted-average grant date fair value of $135.42 per RSU, which included 143,000 RSUs subject to performance-based vesting conditions (“PBUs”) at a weighted-average grant date fair value of $135.31 per PBU. Total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested RSUs as of June 30, 2015, without taking into account expected forfeitures, was $510 million, which the Company expects to recognize over a weighted-average period of 3.86 years, without taking into account acceleration of vesting.

In connection with the Company’s entry into the Charter Merger Agreement, the Company advanced into 2015 its annual grants of equity awards that would otherwise have been made in 2017. As a result, eligible employees were granted RSUs having a value equal to (and with vesting terms consistent with) those that these employees otherwise would have received in 2017 (the “2015 retention grant”), but without performance-based vesting conditions. Specifically, the 2015 retention grant will vest 50% in February of 2020 and 50% in February of 2021, subject to continued employment. If the grantee’s employment is terminated prior to the date on which the 2015 retention grant would have normally been made (i.e., February 2017), such retention grant would be forfeited, absent a change in control of the Company prior to such termination of employment.

In connection with the Company’s entry into the Comcast Merger Agreement, the Company advanced into 2014 its annual grant of equity awards that would otherwise have been made in 2015 and 2016. As a result, eligible employees were granted RSUs having a value equal to (and with vesting terms consistent with) those that these employees otherwise would have received in each of 2015 and 2016 (the “2014 retention grants” and, together with the 2015 retention grant, the “retention grants”), but without performance-based vesting conditions. Specifically, the retention grant corresponding to the 2015 annual grant will vest 50% in February of 2018 and 50% in February of 2019 and the retention grant corresponding to the 2016 annual grant will vest 50% in February of 2019 and 50% in February of 2020, in each case, subject to continued employment. If the grantee’s employment were terminated prior to the date on which either retention grant would have normally been made (i.e., February 2015 or 2016, as appropriate), such retention grant would be forfeited, absent a change in control of the Company prior to such termination of employment.

Employees who received the retention grants will generally not be eligible for additional annual equity awards with respect to 2015, 2016 or 2017 absent a change of responsibilities or other circumstances. Consequently, whether or not the Charter merger is consummated, both the employee and the Company would generally be in the same position they would have been in had the RSUs been granted in accordance with the anticipated schedule.

With the exception of the retention grants discussed above, RSUs, including PBUs, generally vest 50% on each of the third and fourth anniversary of the grant date, subject to continued employment and, in the case of PBUs, subject to the satisfaction and certification of the applicable performance conditions. RSUs generally provide for accelerated vesting upon the termination of the grantee’s employment after reaching a specified age and years of service or upon a termination of the grantee’s employment within 24 months following a change in control of the Company and, in the case of PBUs, subject to the satisfaction and certification of the applicable performance conditions. PBUs are subject to forfeiture if the applicable performance condition is not satisfied. RSUs awarded to non-employee directors are not subject to vesting or forfeiture restrictions and the shares underlying the RSUs will generally be issued in connection with a director’s termination of service as a director. Pursuant to the directors’ compensation program, certain directors with more than three years of service on the Board of Directors have elected an in-service vesting period for their RSU awards. Holders of RSUs are generally entitled to receive cash dividend equivalents or retained distributions related to regular cash dividends or other distributions, respectively, paid by TWC. In the case of PBUs, the receipt of the dividend equivalents is subject to the satisfaction and certification of the applicable performance conditions. Retained distributions are subject to the vesting requirements of the underlying RSUs. Upon the vesting of a RSU, shares of TWC common stock may be issued from authorized but unissued shares or from treasury stock, if any.

 

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Stock Options

For the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, TWC granted no stock options. Total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested stock options as of June 30, 2015, without taking into account expected forfeitures, was $14 million, which the Company expects to recognize over a weighted-average period of 1.37 years, without taking into account acceleration of vesting.

Stock options, including stock options subject to performance-based vesting conditions (“PBOs”), have exercise prices equal to the fair market value of TWC common stock at the date of grant. Generally, stock options vest ratably over a four-year vesting period and expire ten years from the date of grant, subject to continued employment and, in the case of PBOs, subject to the satisfaction and certification of the applicable performance condition. Certain stock option awards provide for accelerated vesting upon the termination of the grantee’s employment after reaching a specified age and years of service or upon a termination of the grantee’s employment within 24 months following a change in control of the Company and, in the case of PBOs, subject to the satisfaction and certification of the applicable performance conditions. PBOs are subject to forfeiture if the applicable performance condition is not satisfied. Upon the exercise of a stock option, shares of TWC common stock may be issued from authorized but unissued shares or from treasury stock, if any.

 

7.

PENSION COSTS

TWC sponsors the Time Warner Cable Pension Plan (the “TWC Pension Plan”) and the Time Warner Cable Union Pension Plan (the “Union Pension Plan” and, together with the TWC Pension Plan, the “qualified pension plans”), both qualified defined benefit pension plans, that together provide pension benefits to a majority of the Company’s employees. TWC also provides a nonqualified defined benefit pension plan for certain employees (the “nonqualified pension plan” and, together with the qualified pension plans, the “pension plans”). Pension benefits are based on formulas that reflect the employees’ years of service and compensation during their employment period. TWC uses a December 31 measurement date for its pension plans. The components of net periodic benefit costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 is as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     June 30,      June 30,  
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Service cost

    $ 57         $ 43         $ 114         $ 86    

Interest cost

     37          36          73          72    

Expected return on plan assets

     (57)          (58)          (114)          (116)    

Amounts amortized

     11          —          21          (1)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit costs

    $ 48         $ 21         $ 94         $ 41    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company made no cash contributions to the qualified pension plans during the six months ended June 30, 2015; however, the Company may make discretionary cash contributions to the qualified pension plans in 2015. Such contributions will be dependent on a variety of factors, including current and expected interest rates, asset performance, the funded status of the qualified pension plans and management’s judgment. For the nonqualified pension plan, the Company will continue to make contributions during the remainder of 2015 to the extent benefits are paid.

 

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8.

MERGER-RELATED AND RESTRUCTURING COSTS

Merger-related and restructuring costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 consisted of the following (in millions):

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     June 30,      June 30,  
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Merger-related costs

    $ 69         $ 52         $ 93         $ 115    

Restructuring costs

     13          9          15          26    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total merger-related and restructuring costs

    $ 82         $ 61         $ 108         $ 141    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Merger-related Costs

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company incurred merger-related costs of $93 million of which $56 million related to the Charter merger, including employee retention costs of $14 million and advisory and legal fees of $42 million, and $37 million related to the Comcast merger, including employee retention costs of $27 million and advisory and legal fees of $10 million. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company incurred merger-related costs of $115 million of which $111 million related to the Comcast merger, including employee retention costs of $69 million and advisory and legal fees of $42 million. Merger-related costs for the six months ended June 30, 2014 also included $4 million incurred in connection with the acquisition of DukeNet Communications, LLC. The Company expects to incur additional merger-related costs during the remainder of 2015 in connection with the Charter merger. Changes in accruals for merger-related costs are presented below (in millions):

 

                                                              
     Employee
Costs
     Other
Costs
     Total  

Remaining liability as of December 31, 2013

    $ 3         $ 3         $ 6    

Costs incurred

     68          75          143    

Adjustments

     (1)          —          (1)    

Cash paid(a)

     (5)          (61)          (66)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Remaining liability as of December 31, 2014

     65          17          82    

Costs incurred

     22          57          79    

Costs reimbursed by Charter

     —          (5)          (5)   

Cash paid

     (81)          (40)          (121)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Remaining liability as of June 30, 2015(b)

    $ 6         $ 29         $ 35    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Of the total cash paid in 2014, $37 million was paid during the six months ended June 30, 2014.

(b) 

The remaining $35 million liability as of June 30, 2015 is classified as a current liability in the consolidated balance sheet.

In addition to the cash settled liabilities shown in the table above, the Company also issued RSUs in connection with the retention grants, as discussed in Note 6, which resulted in additional merger-related costs of $56 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 ($23 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014) and $19 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

 

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Restructuring Costs

For the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company incurred restructuring costs of $15 million and $26 million, respectively, primarily related to employee terminations and other exit costs. The Company expects to incur additional restructuring costs during the remainder of 2015. Changes in restructuring reserves are presented below (in millions):

 

                                                              
     Employee      Other         
     Termination      Exit         
     Costs      Costs      Total  

Remaining liability as of December 31, 2013

    $ 39         $ 4         $ 43    

Costs incurred

     14          16          30    

Adjustments

     (3)          —          (3)    

Cash paid(a)

     (42)          (20)          (62)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Remaining liability as of December 31, 2014

     8          —          8    

Costs incurred

     14          1          15    

Cash paid

     (9)          (1)          (10)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Remaining liability as of June 30, 2015(b)

    $ 13         $ —         $ 13    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Of the total cash paid in 2014, $50 million was paid during the six months ended June 30, 2014.

(b) 

Of the remaining liability as of June 30, 2015, $8 million is classified as a current liability, with the remaining amount classified as a noncurrent liability in the consolidated balance sheet. Amounts are expected to be paid through March 2019.

 

9.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

The Company classifies its operations into the following three reportable segments, which have been determined based on how management evaluates and manages the business:

 

   

Residential Services, which principally consists of video, high-speed data and voice services provided to residential customers as well as other residential services, including security and home management services.

 

   

Business Services, which principally consists of data, video and voice services provided to business customers as well as other business services, including enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services.

 

   

Other Operations, which principally consists of (i) Time Warner Cable Media (“TWC Media”), the advertising sales arm of TWC, (ii) TWC-owned and/or operated regional sports networks (“RSNs”) and local sports, news and lifestyle channels (e.g., Time Warner Cable News NY1) and (iii) other operating revenue and costs, including those derived from A/N and home shopping network-related services. The business units reflected in the Other Operations segment individually do not meet the thresholds to be reported as separate reportable segments.

In addition to the above reportable segments, the Company has shared functions (referred to as “Shared Functions”) that include activities not attributable to a specific reportable segment. Shared Functions consists of operating costs and expenses associated with broad “corporate” functions (e.g., accounting and finance, information technology, executive management, legal and human resources) or functions supporting more than one reportable segment that are centrally managed (e.g., facilities, network operations, vehicles and procurement) as well as other activities not attributable to a reportable segment. As such, the reportable segment results reflect how management views such segments in assessing financial performance and allocating resources and are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that each segment would have achieved had they operated as stand-alone entities during the periods presented.

In evaluating the profitability of the Company’s segments, the components of net income (loss) below OIBDA, as defined below, are not separately evaluated by management at the segment level. Due to the nature of the Company’s operations, a majority of its assets, including its distribution systems, are utilized across the Company’s operations and are not segregated by segment. In addition, segment assets are not reported to, or used by, management to allocate resources or assess the performance of the Company’s segments. Accordingly, the Company has not disclosed asset information by segment.

 

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Segment information for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 is as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                                                             
     Three Months Ended June 30, 2015  
     Residential      Business      Other                       
     Services      Services      Operations      Shared      Intersegment      Total  
     Segment      Segment      Segment      Functions      Eliminations      Consolidated  

Revenue(a)

    $ 4,758         $ 803         $ 431         $ —         $ (66)         $ 5,926    

Operating costs and
expenses

     (2,611)          (323)          (289)          (739)          66          (3,896)    

Merger-related and
restructuring costs

     —          —          —          (82)          —          (82)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

OIBDA

    $ 2,147         $ 480         $ 142         $ (821)         $ —          1,948    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Depreciation

                    (885)    

Amortization

                    (34)    
                 

 

 

 

Operating Income

                   $ 1,029    
                 

 

 

 
     Three Months Ended June 30, 2014  
     Residential      Business      Other                       
     Services      Services      Operations      Shared      Intersegment      Total  
     Segment      Segment      Segment      Functions      Eliminations      Consolidated  

Revenue(a)

    $ 4,662         $ 691         $ 436         $ —         $ (63)         $ 5,726    

Operating costs and
expenses

     (2,470)          (282)          (263)          (720)          63          (3,672)    

Merger-related and
restructuring costs

     —          —          —          (61)          —          (61)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

OIBDA

    $ 2,192         $ 409         $ 173         $ (781)         $ —          1,993    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Depreciation

                    (795)    

Amortization

                    (35)    
                 

 

 

 

Operating Income

                   $ 1,163    
                 

 

 

 
     Six Months Ended June 30, 2015  
     Residential      Business      Other                       
     Services      Services      Operations      Shared      Intersegment      Total  
     Segment      Segment      Segment      Functions      Eliminations      Consolidated  

Revenue(a)

    $ 9,420         $ 1,584         $ 829         $ —         $ (130)         $ 11,703    

Operating costs and
expenses

     (5,192)          (625)          (524)          (1,466)          130          (7,677)    

Merger-related and
restructuring costs

     —                 —          (108)          —          (108)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

OIBDA

    $ 4,228         $ 959         $ 305         $ (1,574)         $ —          3,918    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Depreciation

                    (1,737)    

Amortization

                    (68)    
                 

 

 

 

Operating Income

                   $ 2,113    
                 

 

 

 

 

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     Six Months Ended June 30, 2014  
     Residential      Business      Other                       
     Services      Services      Operations      Shared      Intersegment      Total  
     Segment      Segment      Segment      Functions      Eliminations      Consolidated  

Revenue(a)

    $ 9,230         $ 1,359         $ 836         $ —         $ (117)         $ 11,308    

Operating costs and
expenses

     (4,906)          (548)          (490)          (1,447)          117          (7,274)    

Merger-related and
restructuring costs

     —          —          —          (141)          —          (141)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

OIBDA

    $ 4,324         $ 811         $ 346         $ (1,588)         $ —          3,893    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Depreciation

                    (1,570)    

Amortization

                    (68)    
                 

 

 

 

Operating Income

                   $ 2,255    
                 

 

 

 

 

(a) 

Revenue derived from outside the U.S. was insignificant in all periods presented. No single customer accounted for a significant amount of revenue in any period presented.

Intersegment Eliminations relates to the programming provided to the Residential Services and Business Services segments by the RSNs and local sports, news and lifestyle channels. These services are reflected as programming expense for the Residential Services and Business Services segments and as revenue for the Other Operations segment.

Revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 was derived from the following sources (in millions):

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     June 30,      June 30,  
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Residential Services revenue:

           

Video

    $ 2,514         $ 2,546         $ 4,983         $ 5,041    

High-speed data

     1,742          1,606          3,438          3,164    

Voice

     478          490          951          986    

Other

     24          20          48          39    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Residential Services revenue

     4,758          4,662          9,420          9,230    

Business Services revenue:

           

Video

     95          90          189          179    

High-speed data

     391          331          767          637    

Voice

     147          123          289          241    

Wholesale transport

     120          97          241          198    

Other

     50          50          98          104    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Business Services revenue

     803          691          1,584          1,359    

Other Operations revenue:

           

Advertising

     263          272          493          519    

Other

     168          164          336          317    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Other Operations revenue

     431          436          829          836    

Intersegment eliminations

     (66)          (63)          (130)          (117)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total revenue

    $ 5,926         $ 5,726         $ 11,703         $ 11,308    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Use of OIBDA

Management uses Operating Income before Depreciation and Amortization (“OIBDA”), among other measures, in evaluating the segment’s performance because it eliminates the effects of (i) considerable amounts of noncash depreciation and amortization and (ii) items not within the control of the Company’s operations managers (such as income tax provision,

 

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other income (expense), net, and interest expense). Management also uses this measure to evaluate the Company’s consolidated operating performance and to allocate resources and capital to the segments. Performance measures derived from OIBDA are also used in the Company’s annual incentive compensation programs. In addition, this measure is commonly used by analysts, investors and others in evaluating the Company’s performance.

This measure has inherent limitations. For example, OIBDA does not reflect capital expenditures or the periodic costs of certain capitalized assets used in generating revenue. To compensate for such limitations, management evaluates the Company’s consolidated performance through, among other measures, various cash flow measures, which reflect capital expenditure decisions, and net income attributable to TWC shareholders, which reflects the periodic costs of capitalized assets. OIBDA also fails to reflect the significant costs borne by the Company for income taxes and debt servicing costs, the results of the Company’s equity investments and other non-operational income or expense. Management compensates for these limitations by using other analytics such as a review of net income attributable to TWC shareholders.

This non-GAAP measure should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, the Company’s Operating Income and net income attributable to TWC shareholders, as well as other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

 

10.

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Legal Proceedings

In connection with the formerly proposed Comcast merger, eight putative class action complaints were filed on behalf of purported TWC stockholders in the New York Supreme Court (the “NY Actions”) and the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. These complaints named as defendants TWC, the members of the TWC board of directors, Comcast and Comcast’s merger subsidiary. The complaints generally alleged, among other things, that the members of the TWC board of directors breached their fiduciary duties to TWC stockholders during merger negotiations and by entering into the Comcast Merger Agreement and approving the Comcast merger, and that Comcast aided and abetted such breaches of fiduciary duties. The complaints further alleged that the joint proxy statement/prospectus filed by Comcast with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2014 was misleading or omitted certain material information. The complaints sought, among other relief, compensatory damages in an unspecified amount, injunctive relief and costs and fees. The parties entered into a settlement agreement, conditioned inter alia on the consummation of the Comcast merger. Now that the Comcast Merger Agreement has been terminated, the settlement is no longer operative, although the plaintiffs have the right to petition the court for the award of attorneys’ fees and TWC has the right to oppose that application. Following the announcement of the Charter merger on May 26, 2015, on June 29, 2015, the parties in the NY Actions filed a stipulation agreeing that plaintiffs could file a Second Consolidated Class Action Complaint (the “Second Amended Complaint”), and dismissing with prejudice Comcast and Comcast’s merger subsidiary. After the court so ordered the stipulation, the plaintiffs in the NY Actions filed the Second Amended Complaint on July 1, 2015. The Second Amended Complaint names as defendants TWC, the members of the TWC board of directors, Charter and the merger subsidiaries. The Second Amended Complaint generally alleges, among other things, that the members of the TWC board of directors breached their fiduciary duties to TWC stockholders during the Charter merger negotiations and by entering into the Charter Merger Agreement and approving the Charter merger, and that Charter and its subsidiaries aided and abetted such breaches of fiduciary duties. The complaint seeks, among other relief, injunctive relief enjoining the shareholder vote on the Charter merger, unspecified declaratory and equitable relief, compensatory damages in an unspecified amount, and costs and fees. The Company believes that the claims asserted against it are without merit and intends to defend against this lawsuit vigorously, but is unable to predict the outcome of this lawsuit or reasonably estimate a range of possible loss.

On December 19, 2011, Sprint Communications Company L.P. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas alleging that the Company infringes 12 patents purportedly relating to Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) services. The plaintiff is seeking unspecified monetary damages as well as injunctive relief. The Company intends to defend against this lawsuit vigorously, but is unable to predict the outcome of this lawsuit or reasonably estimate a range of possible loss.

On December 5, 2014, Broadband iTV, Inc. filed an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii alleging that the Company infringes a patent purportedly relating to the Company’s delivery of digital video on demand services and seeking monetary and injunctive relief. The complaint also names Hawaiian Telecom, Inc. (“Hawaiian Telecom”)

 

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as a defendant. On January 9, 2015, the Company answered the amended complaint and moved to sever the allegations against the Company from those against Hawaiian Telecom. On April 16, 2015, the Court severed the allegations against the Company from those against Hawaiian Telecom, but consolidated the cases for pre-trial purposes. The court issued a claim construction order on June 24, 2015 and the parties have exchanged expert reports on the issues of infringement, validity and damages. TWC intends to defend against this lawsuit vigorously, but is unable to predict the outcome of this lawsuit or reasonably estimate a range of possible loss.

The Company is the defendant in In re: Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litigation, ten purported class actions filed in federal district courts throughout the U.S. These actions are subject to a Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) Order transferring the cases for pretrial proceedings to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. On July 26, 2010, the plaintiffs filed a third amended consolidated class action complaint (the “Third Amended Complaint”), alleging that the Company violated Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, various state antitrust laws and state unfair/deceptive trade practices statutes by tying the sales of premium cable television services to the leasing of set-top converter boxes. The plaintiffs are seeking, among other things, unspecified treble monetary damages and an injunction to cease such alleged practices. On September 30, 2010, the Company filed a motion to dismiss the Third Amended Complaint, which the court granted on April 8, 2011. On June 17, 2011, the plaintiffs appealed this decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The Company intends to defend against this lawsuit vigorously, but is unable to predict the outcome of this lawsuit or reasonably estimate a range of possible loss.

From time to time, the Company receives notices from third parties and, in some cases, is party to litigation alleging that certain of the Company’s services or technologies infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Claims of intellectual property infringement could require TWC to enter into royalty or licensing agreements on unfavorable terms, incur substantial monetary liability or be enjoined preliminarily or permanently from further use of the intellectual property in question. In addition, certain agreements entered into by the Company may require it to indemnify the other party for certain third-party intellectual property infringement claims, which could increase the Company’s damages and its costs of defending against such claims. Even if the claims are without merit, defending against the claims can be time consuming and costly.

Other Matters

The California Attorney General and the Alameda County, California District Attorney are investigating whether certain of the Company’s waste disposal policies, procedures and practices are in violation of the California Business and Professions Code and the California Health and Safety Code. These entities are seeking injunctive relief, unspecified civil penalties and attorneys’ fees. While the Company is unable to predict the outcome of this investigation, it does not believe that the outcome will have a material effect on its results of operations, financial condition or cash flows.

In March 2003, the interests in cable networks and filmed entertainment held by Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. (“TWE”) were transferred to Time Warner and all of Time Warner’s interests in cable systems were transferred to the Company (the “TWE Restructuring”). As part of the TWE Restructuring, Time Warner agreed to indemnify the Company from and against any and all liabilities relating to, arising out of or resulting from specified litigation matters brought against the TWE non-cable businesses (and assumed by TWCE in connection with various internal reorganizations). Although Time Warner has agreed to indemnify the Company against such liabilities, TWE (as assumed by TWCE) remains a named party in certain litigation matters.

The costs and other effects of future litigation, governmental investigations, legal and administrative cases and proceedings (whether civil or criminal), settlements, judgments and investigations, claims and changes in pending matters (including those matters described above), and developments or assertions by or against the Company relating to intellectual property rights and intellectual property licenses, could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and operating results.

 

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11.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Other Current Assets

Other current assets as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 consisted of the following (in millions):

 

                                         
     June 30,      December 31,  
     2015      2014  

Prepaid income taxes

    $ 43         $ 157    

Other prepaid expenses

     260          208    

Other current assets

     27          26    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total other current assets

    $ 330         $ 391    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other Current Liabilities

Other current liabilities as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 consisted of the following (in millions):

 

                                         
     June 30,      December 31,  
     2015      2014  

Accrued interest

    $ 475         $ 486    

Accrued compensation and benefits

     403          397    

Accrued sales and other taxes

     353          132    

Accrued dividends

     215          —    

Accrued insurance

     197          199    

Accrued franchise fees

     133          151    

Other accrued expenses

     380          448    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total other current liabilities

    $ 2,156         $ 1,813    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other Income, Net

Other income, net, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 consisted of the following (in millions):

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     June 30,      June 30,  
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Income from equity-method investments, net

    $ 6         $ 8         $ 16         $ 22    

Gain on settlement of Verizon Wireless agency agreement(a)

     120          —          120          —    

Other

     1          —          1          1    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total other income, net

    $ 127         $ 8        $ 137         $ 23    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) 

In 2011, TWC and Cellco Partnership (doing business as Verizon Wireless) entered into agency agreements that allowed TWC to sell Verizon Wireless-branded wireless service, and Verizon Wireless to sell TWC services. Amount represents the settlement of certain terms of the agency agreements.

 

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Related Party Transactions

Transactions with related parties (i.e., equity-method investees) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 consisted of the following (in millions):

 

                                                                                   
     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended  
     June 30,      June 30,  
     2015      2014      2015      2014  

Revenue

    $ 2         $ 2         $ 3         $ 3    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Costs and expenses:

           

Programming and content

    $ (63)         $ (48)         $ (111)         $ (93)    

Other operating

     (5)          (4)          (10)          (10)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

    $ (68)         $ (52)         $ (121)         $ (103)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

Additional financial information with respect to cash (payments) and receipts for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 is as follows (in millions):

 

                                         
     Six Months Ended  
     June 30,  
     2015      2014  

Cash paid for interest

    $ (750)         $ (819)    

Cash received under interest rate swap contracts

     53          74    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest, net

    $ (697)         $ (745)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash paid for income taxes

    $ (38)         $ (98)    

Cash refunds of income taxes

     3          3    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash paid for income taxes, net

    $ (35)         $ (95)    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

12.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Set forth below are condensed consolidating financial statements presenting the financial position, results of operations (including comprehensive income) and cash flows of (i) Time Warner Cable Inc. (the “Parent Company”), (ii) Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC (“TWCE” or the “Guarantor Subsidiary”), a direct 100% owned subsidiary of the Parent Company, (iii) the direct and indirect non-guarantor subsidiaries of the Parent Company (the “Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries”) on a combined basis and (iv) the eliminations necessary to arrive at the information for Time Warner Cable Inc. on a consolidated basis. The Guarantor Subsidiary has fully and unconditionally guaranteed the debt securities issued by the Parent Company in its 2007 registered exchange offer and subsequent public offerings. The Parent Company directly owns all of the voting and economic interests of the Guarantor Subsidiary.

There are no legal or regulatory restrictions on the Parent Company’s ability to obtain funds from any of its 100% owned subsidiaries through dividends, loans or advances.

These condensed consolidating financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of Time Warner Cable Inc.

Basis of Presentation

In presenting the condensed consolidating financial statements, the equity method of accounting has been applied to (i) the Parent Company’s interests in the Guarantor Subsidiary and the Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries and (ii) the Guarantor

 

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Subsidiary’s interests in the Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries, where applicable, even though all such subsidiaries meet the requirements to be consolidated under GAAP. All intercompany balances and transactions between the Parent Company, the Guarantor Subsidiary and the Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries have been eliminated, as shown in the column “Eliminations.” All assets and liabilities have been allocated to the Parent Company, the Guarantor Subsidiary and the Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries generally based on legal entity ownership. Certain administrative costs have been allocated to the Parent Company, the Guarantor Subsidiary and the Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries based on revenue recorded at the respective entity. The Parent Company allocates 100% of its third-party interest expense, net of interest income received from intercompany loans, to the Guarantor Subsidiary. The income tax provision has been presented based on each subsidiary’s legal entity activity including income tax benefits related to allocated administrative costs and interest expense. Deferred income taxes have been presented based upon the temporary differences between the carrying amounts of the respective assets and liabilities of the applicable entities.

 

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Condensed consolidating financial information as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 is as follows (in millions):

 

                                                                                                        
Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2015  
     Parent
Company
     Guarantor
Subsidiary
     Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Eliminations      TWC
Consolidated
 

ASSETS

              

Current assets:

              

Cash and equivalents

    $ 230         $ —         $ 250         $ —        $ 480    

Receivables, net

     152          —          877          —         1,029    

Receivables from affiliated parties

     221          —          27          (248)         —    

Deferred income tax assets

     8          —          228          (1)         235    

Other current assets

     15          40          275          —         330    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     626          40          1,657          (249)         2,074    

Investments in and amounts due from consolidated subsidiaries

     45,752          47,821          7,641          (101,214)         —    

Investments

     —          56          13          —         69    

Property, plant and equipment, net

     —          27          16,577          —         16,604    

Intangible assets subject to amortization, net

     —          18          468          —         486    

Intangible assets not subject to amortization

     —          —          26,014          —         26,014    

Goodwill

     —          —          3,138          —         3,138    

Other assets

     440          —          61          —         501    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

    $ 46,818         $ 47,962         $ 55,569         $ (101,463)        $ 48,886    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

              

Current liabilities:

              

Accounts payable

    $ —         $ —         $ 496         $ —        $ 496    

Deferred revenue and subscriber-related liabilities

     —          —          215          —         215    

Payables to affiliated parties

     27          218          3          (248)         —    

Accrued programming and content expense

     —          —          968          —         968    

Current maturities of long-term debt

     313          —          7          —         320    

Other current liabilities

     972          66          1,119          (1)         2,156    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     1,312          284          2,808          (249)         4,155    

Long-term debt

     20,601          2,058          73          —         22,732    

Deferred income tax liabilities, net

     11          223          12,481          —         12,715    

Long-term payables to affiliated parties

     7,641          14,702          —          (22,343)         —    

Other liabilities

     226          94          452          —         772    

TWC shareholders’ equity:

              

Due to (from) TWC and subsidiaries

     8,519          1,673          (10,192)          —         —    

Other TWC shareholders’ equity

     8,508          28,928          49,943          (78,871)         8,508    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total TWC shareholders’ equity

     17,027          30,601          39,751          (78,871)         8,508    

Noncontrolling interests

     —          —          4          —         4    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total equity

     17,027          30,601          39,755          (78,871)         8,512    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

    $         46,818         $         47,962         $         55,569         $       (101,463)        $         48,886    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2014  
     Parent
Company
     Guarantor
Subsidiary
     Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Eliminations      TWC
Consolidated
 

ASSETS

              

Current assets:

              

Cash and equivalents

    $ 481        $ —        $ 226        $ —        $ 707   

Receivables, net

     31         —         918         —         949   

Receivables from affiliated parties

     215         —         27         (242)         —   

Deferred income tax assets

            —         264         (4)         269   

Other current assets

     121         46         224         —         391   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     857         46         1,659         (246)         2,316   

Investments in and amounts due from
consolidated subsidiaries

     44,790         46,401         7,641         (98,832)         —   

Investments

     —         51         13         —         64   

Property, plant and equipment, net

     —         28         15,962         —         15,990   

Intangible assets subject to amortization, net

     —                518         —         523   

Intangible assets not subject to amortization

     —         —         26,012         —         26,012   

Goodwill

     —         —         3,137         —         3,137   

Other assets

     385         —         74         —         459   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

    $ 46,032        $ 46,531        $ 55,016        $ (99,078)        $ 48,501   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

              

Current liabilities:

              

Accounts payable

    $ —        $ —        $ 567        $ —        $ 567   

Deferred revenue and subscriber-related liabilities

     —         —         198         —         198   

Payables to affiliated parties

     27         212                (242)         —   

Accrued programming and content expense

     —         —         902         —         902   

Current maturities of long-term debt

     1,008         —                —         1,017   

Other current liabilities

     529         67         1,221         (4)         1,813   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     1,564         279         2,900         (246)         4,497   

Long-term debt

     20,564         2,061         76         —         22,701   

Deferred income tax liabilities, net

     23         214         12,323         —         12,560   

Long-term payables to affiliated parties

     7,641         14,702         —         (22,343)         —   

Other liabilities

     154         91         481         —         726   

TWC shareholders’ equity:

              

Due to (from) TWC and subsidiaries

     8,073         1,216         (9,289)         —         —   

Other TWC shareholders’ equity

     8,013         27,968         48,521         (76,489)         8,013   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total TWC shareholders’ equity

     16,086         29,184         39,232         (76,489)         8,013   

Noncontrolling interests

     —         —                —          
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total equity

     16,086         29,184         39,236         (76,489)         8,017   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

    $ 46,032        $ 46,531        $ 55,016        $ (99,078)        $ 48,501   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015  
     Parent
Company
     Guarantor
Subsidiary
     Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Eliminations      TWC
Consolidated
 

Revenue

    $ —        $ —        $ 5,926        $ —        $ 5,926   

Costs and expenses:

              

Programming and content

     —         —         1,489         —         1,489   

Sales and marketing

     —         —         596         —         596   

Technical operations

     —         —         406         —         406   

Customer care

     —         —         224         —         224   

Other operating

     —         —         1,181         —         1,181   

Depreciation

     —         —         885         —         885   

Amortization

     —         —         34         —         34   

Merger-related and restructuring costs

     44         —         38         —         82   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

     44         —         4,853         —         4,897   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating Income (Loss)

     (44)         —         1,073         —         1,029   

Equity in pretax income of
consolidated subsidiaries

     787         1,153         —         (1,940)         —   

Interest income (expense), net

     (57)         (354)         61         —         (350)   

Other income, net

     120                       —         127   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     806         800         1,140         (1,940)         806   

Income tax provision

     (343)         (337)         (306)         643         (343)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income

     463         463         834         (1,297)         463   

Less: Net income attributable to
noncontrolling interests

     —         —         —         —         —   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income attributable to
TWC shareholders

    $ 463        $ 463        $ 834        $ (1,297)        $ 463   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                        
Condensed Consolidating Statement of Comprehensive Income for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015  
     Parent
Company
     Guarantor
Subsidiary
     Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Eliminations      TWC
Consolidated
 

Net income

    $ 463        $ 463        $ 834        $ (1,297)        $ 463   

Change in accumulated unrealized
losses on pension benefit obligation, net of tax

     (7)         —         —         —         (7)   

Change in accumulated deferred gains
(losses) on cash flow hedges, net of tax

     43         —         —         —         43   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

     36         —         —         —         36   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

     499         463         834         (1,297)         499   

Less: Comprehensive income attributable
to noncontrolling interests

     —         —         —         —         —   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to
TWC shareholders

    $ 499        $ 463        $ 834        $ (1,297)        $ 499   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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TIME WARNER CABLE INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2014