August 3, 2011

Comcast Reports 2nd Quarter 2011 Results

Strong Financial and Operating Momentum

Consolidated Revenue Increased 50.5%, Operating Cash Flow Increased 28.5% and Operating Income Increased 41.4%

EPS Increased 19.4% to $0.37; Excluding Transaction-Related Costs and a Non-Cash Tax Charge, EPS Increased 27.3% to $0.42

Dividends and Share Repurchases Totaled $836 Million

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.

Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, said, "We generated strong operating and financial results in the second quarter across our cable and content businesses. In cable we saw continued improvement in customer metrics, real strength in our high-speed internet service and strong momentum in business services. With faster internet speeds, new and easier ways to access and enjoy our services and more rapid innovations, we are consistently enhancing our customers' experience. I am also pleased with the performance of NBCUniversal, which posted double-digit revenue growth in each of its segments. We are confident that the strategic investments we continue to make at NBCUniversal and Comcast Cable are strengthening our businesses, driving profitable growth and building value for our shareholders."

       
($ in millions)

2nd Quarter

Year to Date

Consolidated Results

2010

   

2011

   

Growth

2010

   

2011*

   

Growth

 
Revenue $9,525 $14,333 50.5 % $18,727 $26,461 41.3 %
Operating Cash Flow (OCF) $3,737 $4,801 28.5 % $7,302 $8,867 21.4 %
Operating Income $2,078 $2,938 41.4 % $4,013 $5,162 28.6 %
Earnings per Share $0.31 $0.37 19.4 % $0.62 $0.70 12.9 %
Free Cash Flow $1,355 $1,520 12.2 % $3,242 $3,741 15.4 %

* Includes 5 months of NBCUniversal results.

 

Consolidated Financial Results

Revenue increased 50.5% in the second quarter of 2011 to $14.3 billion, while Operating Cash Flow increased 28.5% to $4.8 billion and Operating Income increased 41.4% to $2.9 billion, primarily reflecting strong results and the consolidation of NBCUniversal.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, revenue increased 41.3% to $26.5 billion, while operating cash flow increased 21.4% to $8.9 billion and operating income increased 28.6% to $5.2 billion.

For additional detail on segment revenue and expenses, customer metrics, capital expenditures, and free cash flow, please refer to the trending schedules on Comcast's Investor Relations website at www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com.

Earnings per Share1 (EPS) for the second quarter of 2011 was $0.37, a 19.4% increase from the $0.31 reported in the second quarter of 2010. Excluding NBCUniversal transaction and related costs and a $137 million non-cash, non-recurring income tax charge resulting from a state tax law change, EPS increased 27.3% to $0.42 compared to $0.33 in the second quarter of 2010 (see Table 4).

EPS for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $0.70, a 12.9% increase from the $0.62 reported in the prior year. Excluding the items noted above, EPS for the six months ended June 30, 2011 increased 20.3% to $0.77 compared to $0.64 in 2010 (see Table 4).

Free Cash Flow (excluding any impact from the Economic Stimulus packages) increased 12.2% to $1.5 billion in the second quarter of 2011 compared to $1.4 billion in last year's second quarter. The increase in free cash flow primarily reflects growth in consolidated operating cash flow, partially offset by increases in working capital, cash interest expense and capital expenditures. Free cash flow for the six months ended June 30, 2011 increased 15.4% to $3.7 billion compared to $3.2 billion in 2010.

       
($ in millions)

2nd Quarter

Year to Date

Free Cash Flow

2010

   

2011

   

Growth

2010

   

2011*

   

Growth

Operating Cash Flow $3,737 $4,801 28.5 % $7,302 $8,867 21.4 %
Capital Expenditures (1,138 ) (1,271 ) 11.7 % (2,063 ) (2,377 ) 15.2 %
Cash Paid for Capitalized Software and Other Intangible Assets (120 ) (173 ) 44.2 % (237 ) (296 ) 24.9 %
Cash Interest Expense (354 ) (540 ) 52.5 % (969 ) (1,197 ) 23.5 %
Cash Taxes (1,080 ) (496 ) (54.1 %) (1,126 ) (570 ) (49.4 %)
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities 37 (428 ) NM (70 ) (421 ) NM
Noncash Share-Based Compensation 71 90 26.8 % 153 174 13.7 %
Proceeds from Investments and Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests 21 (54 ) NM 45 (32 ) NM
Adjustments for Nonoperating Items 2       (23 )     NM   28       (21 )     NM  
Free Cash Flow (Incl. Economic Stimulus Packages) $1,176 $1,906 62.1 % $3,063 $4,127 34.7 %
Economic Stimulus Packages 179       (386 )     NM   179       (386 )     NM  
Free Cash Flow $1,355 $1,520 12.2 % $3,242 $3,741 15.4 %
* Includes 5 months of NBCUniversal results.
 

Note: The definition of Free Cash Flow excludes any impact from the 2008-2011 Economic Stimulus packages. These amounts have been excluded from Free Cash Flow to provide an appropriate comparison. NM=comparison not meaningful.

Share Repurchases and Dividends. During the second quarter of 2011, Comcast repurchased 22.6 million of its common shares for $525 million. Year-to-date, Comcast has repurchased 45.9 million of its common shares for $1.1 billion. As of June 30, 2011, Comcast had approximately $1.1 billion of availability remaining under its share repurchase authorization. In addition, during the second quarter of 2011, Comcast paid dividends totaling $311 million.

Pro Forma Financial Results

Pro forma results are presented as if the NBCUniversal transaction, which closed on January 28, 2011, was effective on January 1, 2010. These results are based on historical results of operations, adjusted for the effects of acquisition accounting and eliminating the costs and expenses directly related to the transaction, and are not necessarily indicative of what the results would have been had Comcast operated NBCUniversal since January 1, 2010. These adjustments are subject to change as acquisition accounting is finalized (see Table 5 for reconciliations of pro forma financial information).

Consolidated Pro Forma Revenue increased 9.4% to $14.3 billion compared to $13.1 billion in the second quarter of 2010. Consolidated Pro Forma Operating Cash Flow increased 6.7% to $4.8 billion compared to $4.5 billion in last year's second quarter. Included in pro forma operating cash flow for the second quarter of 2011 are acquisition-related accounting revisions and costs totaling $131 million. Excluding these costs, pro forma operating cash flow increased 9.6% (see Table 6).

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, consolidated pro forma revenue increased 4.6% to $27.6 billion compared to $26.4 billion in 2010. Excluding revenue generated by the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, pro forma revenue increased 7.8%. Consolidated pro forma operating cash flow increased 7.2% to $9.0 billion compared to $8.4 billion in the first six months of 2010. Excluding the Olympics and acquisition-related accounting revisions and costs, operating cash flow increased 7.0% (see Table 6).

Cable Communications

Pro forma Cable Communications ("Cable") results include video, high-speed internet, voice, advertising and business services operations and the businesses of Comcast Interactive Media that were not contributed to NBCUniversal. Pro forma Cable results exclude the regional sports networks, which were contributed to NBCUniversal.

       
($ in millions) (pro forma)

2nd Quarter

Year to Date

2010

   

2011

   

Growth

2010

   

2011

   

Growth

Cable Communications Revenue
Video $4,878 $4,941 1.3 % $9,686 $9,832 1.5 %
High-Speed Internet 1,981 2,186 10.3 % 3,917 4,292 9.6 %
Voice 821 878 7.0 % 1,629 1,738 6.7 %
Advertising 494 512 3.7 % 906 967 6.7 %
Business Services 306 435 41.7 % 569 829 45.5 %
Other 365       389       7.1 % 721       767       6.6 %
Cable Communications Revenue $8,845 $9,341 5.6 % $17,428 $18,425 5.7 %
 
Cable Communications OCF $3,640 $3,886 6.8 % $7,120 $7,635 7.2 %
OCF Margin 41.2 % 41.6 % 40.9 % 41.4 %
 
Cable Communications Capital Expenditures $1,119 $1,181 5.5 % $2,032 $2,234 10.0 %

Percent of Cable Communications Revenue

12.7

%

12.6

%

 

11.7

%

12.1

%

 

 

Revenue. For the second quarter of 2011, Cable revenue increased 5.6% to $9.3 billion compared to $8.8 billion in the second quarter of 2010. This increase was driven by a 10.3% increase in high-speed internet revenue and a 41.7% increase in business services revenue. Advertising revenue increased 3.7%, reflecting a slowdown in automotive advertising and lower political advertising in the second quarter of 2011. Monthly average total revenue per video customer increased 8.9% to $137.51, reflecting a growing number of residential customers taking multiple products, rate adjustments and a higher contribution from business services.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, Cable revenue increased 5.7% to $18.4 billion compared to $17.4 billion in 2010.

Operating Cash Flow. For the second quarter of 2011, Cable operating cash flow increased 6.8% to $3.9 billion compared to $3.6 billion in last year's second quarter, primarily reflecting continued operational efficiencies, partially offset by increases in video programming and marketing expenses. This quarter's operating cash flow margin was 41.6% compared to 41.2% in the second quarter of 2010.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, Cable operating cash flow increased 7.2% to $7.6 billion compared to $7.1 billion in 2010. Year-to-date operating cash flow margin was 41.4% compared to 40.9% in 2010.

Capital Expenditures. For the second quarter of 2011, Cable capital expenditures increased 5.5% to $1.2 billion, reflecting increased investment in network infrastructure to enable product enhancements, including faster speeds in high-speed internet, as well as increased investment to support expansion in business services. Cable capital expenditures equaled 12.6% of Cable revenue in the second quarter of 2011.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, Cable capital expenditures increased 10.0% to $2.2 billion, representing 12.1% of Cable revenue.

Customers. In the second quarter, combined video, high-speed internet and voice customers increased by 99,000, an 18.2% increase compared to second quarter 2010 net additions. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, combined video, high-speed internet and voice customers increased by 737,000, a 9.5% increase compared to net additions in the first six months of 2010. As of June 30, 2011, video, high-speed internet and voice customers totaled 49.1 million, an increase of 1.4 million or 2.8% in the past twelve months.

                       
(in thousands)

Customers

Net Adds

2Q10

2Q11

2Q10

2Q11

YTD10

YTD11

Video Customers 23,212 22,525 (265 ) (238 ) (347 ) (277 )
High-Speed Internet Customers 16,448 17,550 118 144 517 561
Voice Customers 8,125     9,063 230       193   503       453  
Combined Video, HSI and Voice Customers 47,785 49,138 83 99 673 737
 

NBCUniversal

Pro forma NBCUniversal results include national cable programming networks, the NBC network and owned NBC affiliated local television stations, the Telemundo network and owned Telemundo affiliated local television stations, Universal Pictures filmed entertainment, the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, and other related assets. Comcast's national cable programming networks, regional sports networks (RSNs), Daily Candy and Fandango, which were contributed to NBCUniversal, are also included in these results.

Revenue for NBCUniversal increased 17.1% to $5.2 billion in the second quarter of 2011 compared to $4.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010. Operating Cash Flow increased 5.2% to $1.0 billion compared to $952 million in last year's second quarter. Excluding acquisition-related accounting revisions and costs totaling $131 million in the second quarter of 2011, operating cash flow increased 18.9% to $1.1 billion (see Table 6).

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, NBCUniversal revenue of $9.5 billion increased 2.0% compared to $9.3 billion in 2010. Excluding the impact of the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, revenue increased 11.4%. Operating cash flow increased 5.1% to $1.5 billion compared to $1.4 billion in the first six months of 2010. Excluding the Olympics and acquisition-related accounting revisions and costs, operating cash flow increased 4.5% to $1.7 billion (see Table 6).

       
($ in millions) (pro forma)

2nd Quarter

Year to Date

2010

   

2011

   

Growth

2010

   

2011

   

Growth

NBCUniversal Revenue
Cable Networks $1,929 $2,173 12.6 % $3,712 $4,193 13.0 %
Broadcast Television 1,430 1,695 18.5 % 3,508 3,047 (13.1 %)
Filmed Entertainment 1,036 1,254 21.0 % 2,097 2,229 6.3 %
Theme Parks 120 147 22.5 % 202 242 19.9 %
Headquarters, Other and Eliminations (94 )     (90 )     4.3 % (182 )     (184 )     (0.4 %)
NBCUniversal Revenue $4,421 $5,179 17.1 % $9,337 $9,527 2.0 %
 
NBCUniversal OCF
Cable Networks $837 $846 1.1 % $1,599 $1,663 4.0 %
Broadcast Television 175 190 8.8 % (7 ) 210 NM
Filmed Entertainment 4 27 575.0 % (8 ) (119 ) NM
Theme Parks 46 119 158.7 % 41 160 291.0 %
Headquarters, Other and Eliminations (110 )     (181 )     (64.5 %) (200 )     (417 )     (108.1 %)
NBCUniversal OCF $952 $1,001 5.2 % $1,425 $1,497 5.1 %
 

NBCUniversal OCF (excluding Olympics and acquisition-related accounting revisions and costs)

$952 $1,132 18.9 % $1,648 $1,722 4.5 %
 

NM=comparison not meaningful

 

Cable Networks

For the second quarter of 2011, revenue from the Cable Networks segment increased 12.6% to $2.2 billion compared to $1.9 billion in the second quarter of 2010, driven by a 10.3% increase in distribution revenue, a 10.3% increase in advertising revenue and a 44.0% increase in other revenue primarily due to increases in the licensing of owned content from the cable production studio. Operating cash flow increased 1.1% to $846 million compared to $837 million in the second quarter of 2010, reflecting higher revenue, partially offset by increased investment in original programming and higher marketing expenses to support the launch of new programming across a number of its cable networks. In addition, operating cash flow includes acquisition-related accounting revisions totaling $48 million. Excluding these accounting revisions, Cable Networks operating cash flow increased 6.8% to $894 million (see Table 6).

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, revenue from the Cable Networks segment increased 13.0% to $4.2 billion compared to $3.7 billion in 2010. Operating cash flow increased 4.0% to $1.7 billion compared to $1.6 billion in the first six months of 2010. Excluding acquisition-related accounting revisions, operating cash flow increased 7.1% to $1.7 billion (see Table 6).

Broadcast Television

For the second quarter of 2011, revenue from the Broadcast Television segment increased 18.5% to $1.7 billion compared to $1.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010, reflecting higher advertising revenue from improved pricing and ratings at the NBC broadcast network, as well as higher content licensing revenue that includes the immediate recognition of revenue related to prior season and library content under a new licensing agreement. Second quarter operating cash flow increased 8.8% to $190 million compared to $175 million in the second quarter of 2010, primarily reflecting higher revenue, partially offset by continuing investment in network programming and higher news coverage costs. In addition, operating cash flow includes acquisition-related accounting revisions totaling $56 million. Excluding these accounting revisions, Broadcast Television operating cash flow increased 40.8% to $246 million (see Table 6).

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, revenue from the Broadcast Television segment decreased 13.1% to $3.0 billion compared to $3.5 billion in 2010 due to $782 million of revenue generated by the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Excluding the impact of the Olympics, revenue increased 11.8%. Operating cash flow was $210 million compared to a loss of $7 million in the first six months of 2010. Excluding the $223 million loss from the Olympics and acquisition-related accounting revisions, operating cash flow increased 23.2% to $266 million (see Table 6).

Filmed Entertainment

For the second quarter of 2011, revenue from the Filmed Entertainment segment increased 21.0% to $1.3 billion compared to $1.0 billion in the second quarter of 2010, driven by higher theatrical revenue from the strong box office performance of Fast Five and Bridesmaids, partially offset by lower content licensing and home entertainment revenue. Second quarter operating cash flow was $27 million compared to $4 million in the second quarter of 2010, reflecting strong revenue growth, partially offset by higher marketing for current quarter and upcoming theatrical releases. In addition, second quarter 2011 operating cash flow includes acquisition-related accounting revisions totaling $20 million (see Table 6).

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, revenue from the Filmed Entertainment segment increased 6.3% to $2.2 billion compared to $2.1 billion in 2010. Operating cash flow was a loss of $119 million compared to a loss of $8 million in the first six months of 2010.

Theme Parks

Theme Parks segment revenue includes the results of Universal Hollywood, management fees from Universal Orlando and international licensing fees. Operating cash flow includes the results of Universal Hollywood and the equity income (loss) from Universal Orlando, which is eliminated from total NBCUniversal operating cash flow through NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations.

For the second quarter of 2011, revenue from the Theme Parks segment increased 22.5% to $147 million compared to $120 million in the second quarter of 2010, reflecting the strong performance at the Hollywood park and higher fees from the Orlando parks. Second quarter operating cash flow was $119 million compared to $46 million in the same period last year. Second quarter 2011 operating cash flow includes $53 million of equity income from Universal Orlando compared to $2 million in last year's second quarter, driven by the strength of The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM attraction.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, revenue from the Theme Parks segment increased 19.9% to $242 million compared to $202 million in 2010. Operating cash flow was $160 million compared to $41 million in the first six months of 2010.

Headquarters, Other and Eliminations

NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations include overhead and eliminations between the NBCUniversal businesses and equity income from Universal Orlando. Also included in these expenses are non-recurring transaction-related costs during the second quarter of 2011 that totaled $6 million. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, non-recurring transaction-related costs totaled $98 million.

Corporate, Other and Eliminations

Pro forma Corporate, Other and eliminations includes corporate operations, Comcast-Spectacor and eliminations between Comcast's businesses. For the second quarter of 2011, Corporate and Other revenue and eliminations were ($187) million compared to ($163) million in 2010, reflecting a lower contribution from Comcast-Spectacor and higher intersegment eliminations. The operating cash flow loss was $86 million compared to a loss of $92 million for the same time period in 2010, reflecting lower corporate overhead.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, Corporate and Other revenue and eliminations were ($330) million compared to ($354) million in 2010. The operating cash flow loss was $164 million compared to a loss of $181 million in the first six months of 2010.

 

Notes:

1   Earnings per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis.
 
All percentages are calculated on whole numbers. Differences may exist due to rounding.
 

Conference Call Information

Comcast Corporation will host a conference call with the financial community today, August 3, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The conference call and related materials will be broadcast live and posted on its Investor Relations website at www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com. Those parties interested in participating via telephone should dial (800) 263-8495 with the conference ID number 77696651. A replay of the call will be available starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on August 3, 2011, on the Investor Relations website or by telephone. To access the telephone replay, which will be available until Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at midnight ET, please dial (800) 642-1687 and enter the conference ID number 77696651. To automatically receive Comcast financial news by email, please visit www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com and subscribe to email alerts.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Readers are directed to Comcast's periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a description of such risks and uncertainties. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this discussion, we sometimes refer to financial measures that are not presented according to generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (GAAP). Certain of these measures are considered "non-GAAP financial measures" under the SEC regulations; those rules require the supplemental explanations and reconciliations that are in Comcast's Form 8-K (Quarterly Earnings Release) furnished to the SEC.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable Communications and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable Communications is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.

       
TABLE 1
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income (Unaudited)                
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
(in millions, except per share data) June 30, June 30,
2010 2011 2010 2011
Revenue $ 9,525 $ 14,333 $ 18,727 $ 26,461
 
Operating costs and expenses   5,788     9,532     11,425     17,594  
 
Operating cash flow 3,737 4,801 7,302 8,867
 
Depreciation expense 1,411 1,478 2,790 2,964
Amortization expense   248     385     499     741  
  1,659     1,863     3,289     3,705  
Operating income 2,078 2,938 4,013 5,162
 
Other income (expense)
Interest expense (543 ) (621 ) (1,067 ) (1,226 )
Investment income (loss), net - 61 101 150
Equity in net income (losses) of investees, net (26 ) 37 (58 ) -
Other income (expense), net   (35 )   (34 )   (45 )   (70 )
  (604 )   (557 )   (1,069 )   (1,146 )
 
Income before income taxes 1,474 2,381 2,944 4,016
 
Income tax expense   (588 )   (1,014 )   (1,179 )   (1,610 )
 
Net income from consolidated operations 886 1,367 1,765 2,406
 
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (2 ) (345 ) (15 ) (441 )
       
Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation $ 884   $ 1,022   $ 1,750   $ 1,965  
 
 
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders $ 0.31   $ 0.37   $ 0.62   $ 0.70  
 
 

Dividends declared per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

$ 0.0945   $ 0.1125   $ 0.189   $ 0.225  
 
 
Diluted weighted-average number of common shares   2,822     2,789     2,830     2,799  
 
   
TABLE 2
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)
 
 
(in millions) December 31, June 30,
2010 2011
ASSETS
 
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $5,984 $1,997
Receivables, net 1,855 4,156
Programming rights 122 955
Other current assets 925 1,242
Total current assets 8,886 8,350
 
Film and television costs 460 5,106
 
Investments 6,670 10,829
 
Property and equipment, net 23,515 24,619
 
Franchise rights 59,442 59,442
 
Goodwill 14,958 26,919
 
Other intangible assets, net 3,431 17,391
 
Other noncurrent assets, net 1,172 2,126
 
$118,534 $154,782
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors $3,291 $4,838
Accrued participations and residuals - 1,235
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 3,143 5,274
Current portion of long-term debt 1,800 1,350
Total current liabilities 8,234 12,697
 
Long-term debt, less current portion 29,615 38,209
 
Deferred income taxes 28,246 29,477
 
Other noncurrent liabilities 7,862 11,985
 
Redeemable noncontrolling interests 143 15,509
 
Equity
Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity 44,354 46,643
Noncontrolling interests 80 262
Total Equity 44,434 46,905
 
$118,534 $154,782
 
   
TABLE 3
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
 
(in millions) Six Months Ended
June 30,
2010 2011
 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income from consolidated operations $1,765 $2,406
Adjustments to reconcile net income from consolidated operations to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 3,289 3,705
Amortization of film and television costs 53 1,299
Share-based compensation 153 174
Noncash interest expense (income), net 69 78
Equity in net (income) losses of investees, net 58 -
Net (gain) loss on investment activity and other (11 ) 63
Deferred income taxes (25 ) 693
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures:
Change in receivables, net (121 ) 277
Change in film and television costs (48 ) (1,678 )
Change in accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors 2 (154 )
Change in other operating assets and liabilities 148   93  
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 5,332   6,956  
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital expenditures (2,063 ) (2,377 )
Cash paid for intangible assets (237 ) (296 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (183 ) (5,660 )
Proceeds from sales of investments 15 116
Purchases of investments (32 ) (46 )
Other (55 ) (23 )
 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (2,555 ) (8,286 )
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from (repayments of) short-term borrowings, net - 741
Proceeds from borrowings 2,421 -
Repurchases and repayments of debt (638 ) (1,764 )
Repurchases and retirements of common stock (600 ) (1,050 )
Dividends paid (535 ) (572 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interests (32 ) (175 )
Other (36 ) 163  
 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 580   (2,657 )
 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 3,357 (3,987 )
 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 671   5,984  
 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $4,028   $1,997  
 
       
TABLE 4
Supplemental Information
 
Alternate Presentation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities and Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(in millions) 2010 2011 2010 2011
Operating income $2,078 $2,938 $4,013 $5,162
Depreciation and amortization 1,659   1,863   3,289   3,705  
Operating income before depreciation and amortization 3,737 4,801 7,302 8,867
Noncash share-based compensation expense 71 90 153 174
Changes in operating assets and liabilities 37   (428 ) (70 ) (421 )
Cash basis operating income 3,845 4,463 7,385 8,620
Payments of interest (354 ) (540 ) (969 ) (1,197 )
Payments of income taxes (1,080 ) (496 ) (1,126 ) (570 )
Proceeds from interest, dividends and other nonoperating items 18   61   42   103  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $2,429   $3,488   $5,332   $6,956  
Capital expenditures (1,138 ) (1,271 ) (2,063 ) (2,377 )
Cash paid for capitalized software and other intangible assets (120 ) (173 ) (237 ) (296 )
Distributions to other non-controlling interests - (129 ) - (175 )
Nonoperating items 5   (9 ) 31   19  
Free cash flow (including Economic stimulus packages) $1,176 $1,906 $3,063 $4,127
Economic stimulus packages 179   (386 ) 179   (386 )
Total Consolidated Free Cash Flow $1,355   $1,520   $3,242   $3,741  
 
             
Reconciliation of EPS Excluding Unfavorable Income Tax Adjustments and NBCUniversal Transaction and Related Costs (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
 
2010 2011 2010 2011
(in millions, except per share data)
$   EPS (1) $   EPS (1) $   EPS (1) $   EPS (1)
 
Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation $884 $0.31 $1,022 $0.37 $1,750 $0.62 $1,965 $0.70
Growth % 15.6% 19.4% 12.3% 12.9%
 
Unfavorable Income Tax Adjustments (2) - - 137 0.05 - - 137 0.05
Comcast Costs Related to the NBCUniversal Transaction, net of tax (3) 36 0.02 - - 53 0.02 51 0.02
NBCUniversal Transaction-Related Costs, net of tax(4) - - 2 0.00 - - 16 0.00
 
Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation                        
(excluding Unfavorable Income Tax Adjustments and NBCUniversal Transaction and Related Costs) $920   $0.33 $1,161   $0.42 $1,803   $0.64 $2,169   $0.77
Growth % 26.2% 27.3% 20.3% 20.3%
 
(1)   Based on diluted weighted-average number of common shares for the respective periods as presented in Table 1.
(2) 2011 Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes an unfavorable tax adjustment due to new state tax legislation of $137 million in total.
(3) 2nd quarter 2010 Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $22 million of operating costs and expenses, $2 million of interest expense and $35 million of other expense ($59 million in total, $36 million net of tax) related to the NBCUniversal Transaction. 2010 year to date Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $36 million of operating costs and expenses, $4 million of interest expense and $48 million of other expense ($88 million in total, $53 million net of tax) related to the NBCUniversal Transaction. 2011 year to date Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $63 million of operating costs and expenses and $16 million of other expense ($80 million in total, $51 million net of tax) related to the NBCUniversal Transaction.
(4) 1st quarter 2011 Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $44 million in Transaction-Related costs, $14 million net of tax and non-controlling interest. 2nd quarter 2011 Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $6 million in Transaction-Related costs, $2 million net of tax and non-controlling interest.

Note: Minor differences may exist due to rounding.

 
                 
TABLE 5
Reconciliation of GAAP to Pro Forma(1) Financial Information (Unaudited)  
 

GAAP

NBCUniversal

Corporate, Other and Eliminations

Total

 
(in millions)

Cable

Communications

Total

NBCU

Corporate,

Other and

Eliminations

Total

Pro Forma

Adjustments(1)

Pro Forma

NBCU

Pro Forma

Adjustments(1)

Pro Forma

Corporate,

Other and

Eliminations

Pro Forma

Adjustments(1)

Total

Pro Forma

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2010

 
Revenue $8,845 $717 ($37 ) $9,525 $3,704 $4,421 ($126 ) ($163 ) $3,578 $13,103
 
Operating Costs and Expenses 5,205 507 76   5,788 2,962 3,469 (147 ) (71 ) 2,815 8,603
 
Operating Cash Flow $3,640 $210 ($113 ) $3,737 $742 $952 $21   ($92 ) $763 $4,500
 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2011

 
Revenue $9,341 $5,179 ($187 ) $14,333 - $5,179 - ($187 ) - $14,333
 
Operating Costs and Expenses 5,455 4,178 (101 ) 9,532 - 4,178 -   (101 ) - 9,532
 
Operating Cash Flow $3,886 $1,001 ($86 ) $4,801 - $1,001 -   ($86 ) - $4,801
                                         
 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2010

 
Revenue $17,428 $1,355 ($56 ) $18,727 $7,982 $9,337 ($298 ) ($354 ) $7,684 $26,411
 
Operating Costs and Expenses 10,308 957 160   11,425 6,955 7,912 (333 ) (173 ) 6,622 18,047
 
Operating Cash Flow $7,120 $398 ($216 ) $7,302 $1,027 $1,425 $35   ($181 ) $1,062 $8,364
 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2011

 
Revenue $18,425 $8,322 ($286 ) $26,461 $1,205 $9,527 ($44 ) ($330 ) $1,161 $27,622
 
Operating Costs and Expenses 10,790 6,863 (59 ) 17,594 1,167 8,030 (107 ) (166 ) 1,060 18,654
 
Operating Cash Flow $7,635 $1,459 ($227 ) $8,867 $38 $1,497 $63   ($164 ) $101 $8,968
 
(1) Pro Forma information is presented as if the NBCUniversal transaction occurred January 1, 2010. This information is based on historical results of operations, adjusted for the effects of acquisition accounting and eliminating the costs and expenses directly related to the transaction, and is not necessarily indicative of what the results would have been had we operated the businesses since January 1, 2010. Pro forma adjustments have been made for the purpose of providing pro forma financial information based on current estimates and currently available information, and are subject to revision based on final determinations of fair value and the final allocation of purchase price to the assets and liabilities of the businesses acquired.
 
               
Reconciliation of GAAP to Pro Forma(1) NBCUniversal Segment Financial Information (Unaudited)
 
2010 2011

Pro Forma Combined

Actual(2)   Pro Forma(3)   Pro Forma Combined(4) Actual(2)   Pro Forma(3)   Pro Forma Combined(4) Increase/(Decrease)
 
    Comcast Content Business   NBCUniversal Businesses   Six Months Ended

June 30

Six Months Ended

June 30

  For the Period January 1 to January 28   Six Months Ended

June 30

$   %
Revenue
Cable Networks $1,355 $2,357 $3,712 $3,805 $388 $4,193 $481 13.0 %
Broadcast Television - 3,508 3,508 2,583 464 3,047 (461 ) (13.1 %)
Filmed Entertainment - 2,097 2,097 1,876 353 2,229 132 6.3 %
Theme Parks - 202 202 215 27 242 40 19.9 %
Headquarters, other and eliminations   -   (182 )   (182 ) (157 )   (27 )   (184 ) (2 )   (0.4 %)
Total Revenue   $1,355   $7,982     $9,337   $8,322     $1,205     $9,527   $190     2.0 %
 
Operating Cash Flow
Cable Networks $398 $1,201 $1,599 $1,511 $152 $1,663 $64 4.0 %
Broadcast Television - (7 ) (7 ) 225 (15 ) 210 217 NM
Filmed Entertainment - (8 ) (8 ) (116 ) (3 ) (119 ) (111 ) NM
Theme Parks - 41 41 152 8 160 119 291.0 %
Headquarters, other and eliminations   -   (200 )   (200 ) (313 )   (104 )   (417 ) (217 )   (108.1 %)
Total Operating Cash Flow   $398   $1,027     $1,425   $1,459     $38     $1,497   $72     5.1 %
 
(1) Pro Forma information is presented as if the NBCUniversal transaction occurred January 1, 2010. This information is based on historical results of operations, adjusted for the effects of acquisition accounting and eliminating the costs and expenses directly related to the transaction, and is not necessarily indicative of what the results would have been had we operated the businesses since January 1, 2010. Pro forma adjustments have been made for the purpose of providing pro forma financial information based on current estimates and currently available information, and are subject to revision based on final determinations of fair value and the final allocation of purchase price to the assets and liabilities of the businesses acquired.
 
(2) Actual amounts include the results of operations for the Comcast Content Business, which represents our national programming and regional sports and news networks and Internet assets that were contributed to NBCUniversal, for the six months ended June 30, 2011 and 2010 and the results of operations for the NBCUniversal acquired businesses for the period January 29 through June 30, 2011.
 
(3) Pro forma amounts include the results of operations for the NBCUniversal acquired businesses from January 1, 2011 through January 28, 2011 and for the six months ended June 30, 2010. These amounts also include pro forma adjustments as if the NBCUniversal transaction occurred on January 1, 2010 including the effects of acquisition accounting and eliminating operating costs and expenses directly related to the transaction, but do not include adjustments for costs related to integration activities, cost savings or synergies that have been or may be achieved by the combined businesses. Pro forma amounts are not necessarily indicative of what the results would have been had we operated the businesses since January 1, 2010.
 
(4) Pro forma combined amounts represent our results of operations as if the NBCUniversal transaction occurred on January 1, 2010 but are not necessarily indicative of what the results would have been had we operated the business since January 1, 2010.
 
           
TABLE 6
Reconciliation of Consolidated Pro Forma Revenue and Operating Cash Flow Excluding 2010 Olympics, Acquisition Accounting Revisions and NBCUniversal Transaction-Related Costs (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
 
(in millions) 2010 2011 Growth % 2010 2011 Growth %
 
Revenue $13,103 $14,333 9.4% $26,411 $27,622 4.6%
 
2010 Olympics - - (782) -
 
Revenue excluding 2010 Olympics $13,103 $14,333 9.4% $25,629 $27,622 7.8%
 
 
2010 2011 Growth % 2010 2011 Growth %
 
Operating Cash Flow $4,500 $4,801 6.7% $8,364 $8,968 7.2%
 
2010 Olympics - - 223 -
Acquisition Accounting Revisions (1) - 125 - 127
NBCUniversal Transaction-Related Costs(2) - 6 - 98
 
Operating Cash Flow excluding 2010 Olympics, Acquisition Accounting Revisions and NBCUniversal Transaction-Related Costs $4,500 $4,932 9.6% $8,587 $9,193 7.0%
 
 
Reconciliation of Consolidated Pro Forma NBCUniversal Revenue and Operating Cash Flow Excluding 2010 Olympics, Acquisition Accounting Revisions and NBCUniversal Transaction Related Costs (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
 
(in millions) 2010 2011 Growth % 2010 2011 Growth %
 
Revenue $4,421 $5,179 17.1% $9,337 $9,527 2.0%
 
2010 Olympics - - (782) -
 
Revenue excluding 2010 Olympics $4,421 $5,179 17.1% $8,555 $9,527 11.4%
 
 
2010 2011 Growth % 2010 2011 Growth %
 
Operating Cash Flow $952 $1,001 5.2% $1,425 $1,497 5.1%
 
2010 Olympics - - 223 -
Acquisition Accounting Revisions (1) - 125 - 127
NBCUniversal Transaction-Related Costs(2) - 6 - 98
 
Operating Cash Flow excluding 2010 Olympics, Acquisition Accounting Revisions and NBCUniversal Transaction-Related Costs $952 $1,132 18.9% $1,648 $1,722 4.5%
 
 
Reconciliation of Pro Forma Cable Networks Operating Cash Flow Excluding Acquisition Accounting Revisions (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
 
(in millions) 2010 2011 Growth % 2010 2011 Growth %
 
Operating Cash Flow $837 $846 1.1% $1,599 $1,663 4.0%
 
Acquisition Accounting Revisions (1) - 48 - 50
 
Operating Cash Flow excluding Acquisition Accounting Revisions $837 $894 6.8% $1,599 $1,713 7.1%
 
 
Reconciliation of Pro Forma Broadcast Television Revenue and Operating Cash Flow Excluding 2010 Olympics and Acquisition Accounting Revisions (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
 
(in millions) 2010 2011 Growth % 2010 2011 Growth %
 
Revenue $1,430 $1,695 18.5% $3,508 $3,047 (13.1%)
 
2010 Olympics - - (782) -
 
Revenue excluding 2010 Olympics $1,430 $1,695 18.5% $2,726 $3,047 11.8%
 
 
2010 2011 Growth % 2010 2011 Growth %
 
Operating Cash Flow $175 $190 8.8% ($7) $210 NM
 
2010 Olympics - - 223 -
Acquisition Accounting Revisions (1) - 56 - 56
 
Operating Cash Flow excluding 2010 Olympics and Acquisition Accounting Revisions $175 $246 40.8% $216 $266 23.2%
 
 
Reconciliation of Pro Forma Filmed Entertainment Operating Cash Flow Excluding Acquisition Accounting Revisions (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
 
(in millions) 2010 2011 Growth % 2010 2011 Growth %
 
Operating Cash Flow $4 $27

575.0%

($8) ($119) NM
 
Acquisition Accounting Revisions (1) - 20 - 20
 
Operating Cash Flow excluding Acquisition Accounting Revisions $4 $47 NM ($8) ($99) NM
 

(1) Acquisition accounting revisions include the effect of changes in estimates related to the acquisition of NBCUniversal.

(2) NBCUniversal transaction-related costs are associated with severance and other related compensation charges.

 

Note: Minor differences may exist due to rounding.

 

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