Press Release

Frontier Communications Reports 2011 Third Quarter Results

Company Release - 11/3/2011 7:00 AM ET

• Four states successfully converted to legacy operating systems

• All 13 acquired property states successfully converted to legacy financial systems

• $18 million increase in sequential synergy cost savings

• 47% operating cash flow margin, as adjusted

• Dividend payout ratio of 71% of free cash flow

• 126,000 new households with broadband availability

• 16,200 net new high-speed internet subscribers

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR) today reported third-quarter 2011 revenue of $1,290.9 million, operating income of $180.3 million and net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier of $20.4 million, or $0.02 per share. After excluding $67.4 million for acquisition and integration costs, $3.6 million for severance and early retirement costs and $14.0 million for the reversal of uncertain tax positions, net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier for the third quarter of 2011 would have been $50.2 million, or $0.05 per share.

“Frontier’s third quarter showed the strongest level of broadband growth since we closed on our acquisition last year,” said Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman & CEO of Frontier Communications. “In total, we’ve brought broadband to 592,000 new homes while removing $496 million of annualized costs. We also recently completed our largest successful conversion of the acquired property operating systems onto Frontier’s legacy platform, which will further enhance our marketing, streamline our operations and increase our cost saving opportunities. Frontier is committed to profitable expansion of broadband to our mostly rural communities, and we’re focused on enhancing revenues to protect our stable dividend.”

Revenue for the third quarter of 2011 was $1,290.9 million as compared to $1,322.3 million in the second quarter of 2011 and $1,403.0 million in the third quarter of 2010. The decrease in revenue for the third quarter of 2011 as compared to the third quarter of 2010 is attributable to decreases in the number of residential and business customers, switched access, video and directory revenue.

At September 30, 2011, the Company had 3,174,900 residential customers and 319,400 business customers. The Company grew its high-speed internet customers by 16,200 during the third quarter of 2011, which includes a net loss of 3,100 FiOS data customers. The Company had 1,754,800 high-speed internet customers at September 30, 2011. The Company had net additions of 2,300 video customers during the third quarter of 2011, which includes 12,200 net additions of satellite TV customers and a net loss of 9,900 FiOS video customers. The Company had 556,600 video customers at September 30, 2011.

Network access expenses and other operating expenses for the third quarter of 2011 were $691.3 million as compared to $704.7 million in the second quarter of 2011 and $750.5 million in the third quarter of 2010. Other operating expenses included severance and early retirement costs of $3.6 million in the third quarter of 2011, $11.0 million in the second quarter of 2011 and $6.9 million in the third quarter of 2010.

Depreciation and amortization for the third quarter of 2011 was $351.9 million as compared to $359.0 million in the second quarter of 2011 and $339.9 million in the third quarter of 2010.

Acquisition and integration costs of approximately $67.4 million ($0.04 per share after tax) were incurred and expensed during the third quarter of 2011, as compared to approximately $20.3 million ($0.01 per share after tax) in the second quarter of 2011 and $78.5 million ($0.05 per share after tax) in the third quarter of 2010, in connection with our acquisition of the acquired properties. The costs in the third quarter of 2011 were incurred in connection with our recent successful conversion of various states onto our platform of system applications and other ongoing network integration work.

Operating income for the third quarter of 2011 was $180.3 million and operating income margin was 14.0 percent as compared to operating income of $238.3 million and operating income margin of 18.0 percent in the second quarter of 2011 and operating income of $234.0 million and operating income margin of 16.7 percent in the third quarter of 2010. After excluding $67.4 million and $100.9 million for acquisition and integration costs, and $3.6 million and $14.6 million for severance and early retirement costs, operating income and operating income margin for the three months ended September 30, 2011 would have been $251.3 million and 19.5 percent, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 would have been $784.7 million and 19.8 percent, respectively. After excluding acquisition and integration costs and severance and early retirement costs for the comparable periods of 2010, operating income and operating income margin for the three months ended September 30, 2010 would have been $319.5 million and 22.8 percent, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 would have been $665.8 million and 27.3 percent, respectively.

Interest expense for the third quarter of 2011 was $165.8 million as compared to $166.6 million in the third quarter of 2010, a $0.9 million decrease.

Income tax expense for the third quarter of 2011 was a $(6.9) million benefit as compared to a $40.4 million expense in the third quarter of 2010, a $47.3 million decrease. Income taxes for the third quarter of 2011 reflect lower taxable income and the reversal of uncertain tax positions of $14.0 million. In the third quarter of 2010, Frontier reduced certain deferred tax assets of approximately $12 million related to transaction costs (in connection with our acquisition of the acquired properties) which were not tax deductible. Prior to the closing of the transaction, these costs were deemed to be tax deductible as the transaction had not yet been successfully completed.

Net income attributable to common shareholders of Frontier was $20.4 million, or $0.02 per share, as compared to $29.0 million, or $0.03 per share, in the third quarter of 2010. The third quarter of 2011 includes acquisition and integration costs of $67.4 million and severance and early retirement costs of $3.6 million (combined impact of $43.8 million or $0.04 per share after tax). The third quarter 2011 decrease is primarily the result of reduced operating income, partially offset by the benefit of lower income taxes, as discussed above.

Capital expenditures were $266.2 million for the third quarter of 2011 and $699.2 million for the first nine months of 2011, including $43.7 million for the third quarter of 2011 and $62.6 million for the first nine months of 2011 related to integration activities.

Operating cash flow, as adjusted and defined by the Company in the attached Schedule B, was $609.2 million for the third quarter of 2011 resulting in an operating cash flow margin of 47.2 percent. Operating cash flow, as reported, of $532.2 million has been adjusted to exclude $67.4 million of acquisition and integration costs, $6.0 million of non-cash pension and other postretirement benefit costs, and $3.6 million of severance and early retirement costs for the third quarter of 2011.

Free cash flow, as defined by the Company in the attached Schedule A, was $263.9 million for the third quarter of 2011 and $748.1 million for the first nine months of 2011. The Company’s dividend represents a payout of 71 percent of free cash flow for the third quarter of 2011 and 75 percent of free cash flow for the first nine months of 2011.

On October 14, 2011, the Company completed a bank financing for a $575 million senior unsecured amortizing term loan maturing October 14, 2016. Proceeds were used to repay in full the remaining outstanding principal on three debt facilities (Frontier’s $200 million Rural Telephone Financing Cooperative term loan maturing October 24, 2011, its $143 million CoBank term loan maturing December 31, 2012, and its $130 million CoBank term loan maturing December 31, 2013) and the remaining proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

This financing substantially satisfies maturities through 2012 and enables the Company to retain strong liquidity through its existing, undrawn $750 million revolving credit facility.

Pro Forma Information

As a convenience to investors, the Company furnished today on a Current Report on Form 8-K unaudited pro forma combined historical financial and operating data for the Company, including financial and operating data for the acquired properties, updated to reflect the actual financial and operating data for the third quarter of 2011.

The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating its performance. These include free cash flow and operating cash flow. A reconciliation of the differences between free cash flow and operating cash flow and the most comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP is included in the tables that follow. The non-GAAP financial measures are by definition not measures of financial performance under GAAP and are not alternatives to operating income or net income reflected in the statement of operations or to cash flow as reflected in the statement of cash flows and are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund all cash flow needs. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

The Company believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations because these measures, when used in conjunction with related GAAP financial measures, (i) together provide a more comprehensive view of the Company’s core operations and ability to generate cash flow, (ii) provide investors with the financial analytical framework upon which management bases financial, operational, compensation and planning decisions and (iii) presents measurements that investors and rating agencies have indicated to management are useful to them in assessing the Company and its results of operations. In addition, the Company believes that free cash flow and operating cash flow, as the Company defines them, can assist in comparing performance from period to period, without taking into account factors affecting cash flow reflected in the statement of cash flows, including changes in working capital and the timing of purchases and payments. The Company has shown adjustments to its financial presentations to exclude: $67.4 million, $20.3 million and $78.5 million of acquisition and integration costs in the quarters ended September 30, 2011, June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively, and $100.9 million and $125.9 million of acquisition and integration costs in the first nine months of 2011 and 2010, respectively; $6.0 million, $5.3 million and $12.1 million of non-cash pension and other postretirement benefit costs in the quarters ended September 30, 2011, June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively, and $22.5 million and $24.2 million of non-cash pension and other postretirement benefit costs in the first nine months of 2011 and 2010, respectively; and $3.6 million, $11.0 million and $6.9 million of severance and early retirement costs in the quarters ended September 30, 2011, June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively, and $14.6 million and $7.7 million of severance and early retirement costs in the first nine months of 2011 and 2010, respectively, because investors have indicated to management that such adjustments are useful to them in assessing the Company and its results of operations.

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to (i) assist in analyzing the Company’s underlying financial performance from period to period, (ii) evaluate the financial performance of its business units, (iii) analyze and evaluate strategic and operational decisions, (iv) establish criteria for compensation decisions, and (v) assist management in understanding the Company’s ability to generate cash flow and, as a result, to plan for future capital and operational decisions. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with related GAAP financial measures.

These non-GAAP financial measures have certain shortcomings. In particular, free cash flow does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures, since items such as debt repayments and dividends are not deducted in determining such measure. Operating cash flow has similar shortcomings as interest, income taxes, capital expenditures, debt repayments and dividends are not deducted in determining this measure. Management compensates for the shortcomings of these measures by utilizing them in conjunction with their comparable GAAP financial measures. The information in this press release should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and footnotes contained in our documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call today at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time. In connection with the conference call and as a convenience to investors, the Company furnished today on a Current Report on Form 8-K certain materials regarding third quarter 2011 results. The conference call will be Webcast and may be accessed at:

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=66508&eventID=4198792

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available for one week beginning at 12:00 P.M. Eastern time, November 3, 2011 via dial-in at 888-203-1112 for U.S. and Canadian callers or, outside the U.S. and Canada, at 719-457-0820, passcode 8783434. A Webcast replay of the call will be available at www.frontier.com/ir.

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) offers voice, High-Speed Internet, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 15,250 employees based entirely in the USA. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are made on the basis of management’s views and assumptions regarding future events and business performance. Words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements (including oral representations) involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. These risks and uncertainties are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: our ability to successfully integrate the operations and systems of the Acquired Business into Frontier’s existing operations and systems; the risk that the growth opportunities and cost synergies from the Transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; our indemnity obligation to Verizon for taxes which may be imposed upon them as a result of changes in ownership of our stock may discourage, delay or prevent a third party from acquiring control of us during the two-year period ending July 2012 in a transaction that stockholders might consider favorable; the effects of increased expenses incurred due to activities related to the integration of the Acquired Business; following the latest system conversions, the remaining nine states of the Acquired Business continue to operate on systems acquired in the Transaction, which could experience unplanned interruptions that may impact our operations; our ability to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; the effects of greater than anticipated competition requiring new pricing, marketing strategies or new product or service offerings and the risk that we will not respond on a timely or profitable basis; reductions in the number of our access lines that cannot be offset by increases in High-Speed Internet (HSI) subscribers and sales of other products and services; the effects of ongoing changes in the regulation of the communications industry as a result of federal and state legislation and regulation, or changes in the enforcement or interpretation of such legislation and regulation; the effects of any unfavorable outcome with respect to any current or future legal, governmental or regulatory proceedings, audits or disputes; the effects of changes in the availability of federal and state universal funding to us and our competitors; the effects of competition from cable, wireless and other wireline carriers; our ability to adjust successfully to changes in the communications industry and to implement strategies for growth; continued reductions in switched access revenues as a result of regulation, competition or technology substitutions; our ability to effectively manage service quality in our territories and meet mandated service quality metrics; our ability to successfully introduce new product offerings, including our ability to offer bundled service packages on terms that are both profitable to us and attractive to customers; changes in accounting policies or practices adopted voluntarily or as required by generally accepted accounting principles or regulations; our ability to effectively manage our operations, operating expenses and capital expenditures, and to repay, reduce or refinance our debt; the effects of changes in both general and local economic conditions on the markets that we serve, which can affect demand for our products and services, customer purchasing decisions, collectability of revenues and required levels of capital expenditures related to new construction of residences and businesses; the effects of technological changes and competition on our capital expenditures and product and service offerings, including the lack of assurance that our network improvements will be sufficient to meet or exceed the capabilities and quality of competing networks; the effects of increased medical, retiree and pension expenses and related funding requirements; changes in income tax rates, tax laws, regulations or rulings, or federal or state tax assessments; the effects of state regulatory cash management practices that could limit our ability to transfer cash among our subsidiaries or dividend funds up to the parent company; our ability to successfully renegotiate union contracts expiring in 2011 and thereafter; changes in pension plan assumptions and/or the value of our pension plan assets, which would require us to make increased contributions to the pension plan in 2012 and beyond; the effects of customer bankruptcies and home foreclosures, which could result in difficulty in collection of revenues and loss of customers; adverse changes in the credit markets or in the ratings given to our debt securities by nationally accredited ratings organizations, which could limit or restrict the availability, or increase the cost, of financing; limitations on the amount of capital stock that we can issue to make acquisitions or to raise additional capital until July 2012; our ability to pay dividends on our common shares, which may be affected by our cash flow from operations, amount of capital expenditures, debt service requirements, cash paid for income taxes and liquidity; and the effects of severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornados, ice storms or other natural or man-made disasters. These and other uncertainties related to our business are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, and the foregoing information should be read in conjunction with these filings. We do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances.

Frontier Communications Corporation
Consolidated Financial Data
           
For the quarter ended     For the nine months ended
September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts) 2011 2011 2010 2011 2010
 
Income Statement Data
Revenue $ 1,290,939 $ 1,322,255 $ 1,402,968 $ 3,959,891 $ 2,438,954
 
Network access expenses 119,941 126,629 136,373 397,854 243,055
Other operating expenses (1) 571,388 578,096 614,123 1,729,824 996,797
Depreciation and amortization 351,907 358,986 339,894 1,062,150 540,917
Acquisition and integration costs (2) 67,412 20,264 78,533 100,899 125,867
Total operating expenses 1,110,648 1,083,975 1,168,923 3,290,727 1,906,636
 
Operating income 180,291 238,280 234,045 669,164 532,318
Investment and other income (loss), net 836 (382) 2,604 10,039 19,891
Interest expense 165,755 166,864 166,607 500,034 354,362
Income before income taxes 15,372 71,034 70,042 179,169 197,847
Income tax expense (benefit) (2) (6,948) 37,190 40,358 66,809 88,752
Net income (2) 22,320 33,844 29,684 112,360 109,095
Less: Income attributable to the noncontrolling
 
interest in a partnership 1,925 1,583 689 4,993 2,414
Net income attributable to common shareholders
of Frontier (2) $ 20,395 $ 32,261 $ 28,995 $ 107,367 $ 106,681
 
Weighted average shares outstanding 990,259 989,357 988,945 989,725 581,869
 
Basic net income per share attributable to
common shareholders of Frontier (2) (3) $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.11 $ 0.18
 
Other Financial Data
Capital expenditures - Business operations $ 222,530 $ 210,505 $ 159,010 $ 636,569 $ 252,360
Capital expenditures - Integration activities 43,655 13,408 15,583 62,641 77,936
Operating cash flow, as adjusted (4) 609,162 633,770 671,482 1,869,369 1,230,984
Free cash flow (4) 263,869 231,431 339,064 748,072 625,314
Dividends paid 186,588 186,610 186,336 559,803 343,042
Dividend payout ratio (5) 71% 81% 55% 75% 55%
 
 
 
(1) Includes severance and early retirement costs of $3.6 million, $11.0 million and $6.9 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2011, June 30, 2011, and September 30, 2010, respectively, and $14.6 million and $7.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.
(2)

Reflects acquisition and integration costs of $67.4 million ($41.6 million or $0.04 per share after tax), $20.3 million ($12.6 million or $0.01

per share after tax) and $78.5 million ($49.1 million or $0.05 per share after tax)  for the quarters ended September 30, 2011, June 30, 2011 and

September 30, 2010, respectively.  Basic net income per share attributable to common shareholders of Frontier, as adjusted to exclude

acquisition and integration costs, severance and early retirement costs, the reversal of uncertain tax positions of $14.0 million ($0.01 per share

after tax) in the third quarter of 2011 and a $10.5 million discrete tax item ($0.01 per share after tax) in the second quarter of 2011, was $0.05

per share, $0.06 per share and $0.08 per share for the quarters ended September 30, 2011,  June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively.  

Reflects acquisition and integration costs of $100.9 million ($62.3 million or $0.06 per share after tax) and $125.9 million ($78.7 million or

$0.13 per share after tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.  Basic net income per share attributable to common shareholders

of Frontier, as adjusted to exclude acquisition and integration costs, severance and early retirement costs, the reversal of uncertain

tax positions of $14.0 million ($0.01 per share after tax) in the third quarter of 2011 and a $10.5 million discrete tax item ($0.01 per share after tax)

in the second quarter of 2011, was $0.17 per share and $0.32 per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

(3) Calculated based on weighted average shares outstanding.
(4) Reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures are presented in Schedules A and B at the end of these tables.
(5) Represents dividends paid divided by free cash flow, as defined in Schedule A.
 
Frontier Communications Corporation
Consolidated Financial and Operating Data
       
For the quarter ended

For the nine months ended

September 30, June 30, September 30,

September 30,

(Amounts in thousands, except operating data) 2011 2011 2010 2011 2010 (1)
 
Selected Income Statement Data
Revenue
Local and long distance services $ 605,593 $ 617,744 $ 688,421 $ 1,858,451 $ 1,135,283
Data and internet services 457,934 461,599 453,072 1,378,060 782,789
Other 79,379 85,067 93,185 251,281 183,521
Customer revenue 1,142,906 1,164,410 1,234,678 3,487,792 2,101,593
Switched access and subsidy 148,033 157,845 168,290 472,099 337,361
Total revenue $ 1,290,939 $ 1,322,255 $ 1,402,968 $ 3,959,891 $ 2,438,954
 
Other Financial and Operating Data
Revenue:
Residential $ 555,612 $ 571,522 $ 630,294 $ 1,711,845 $ 1,071,624
Business 587,294 592,888 604,384 1,775,947 1,029,969
Customer revenue 1,142,906 1,164,410 1,234,678 3,487,792 2,101,593
Switched access and subsidy 148,033 157,845 168,290 472,099 337,361
Total revenue $ 1,290,939 $ 1,322,255 $ 1,402,968 $ 3,959,891 $ 2,438,954
 
Residential customer metrics:
Customers 3,174,915 3,251,959 3,538,095 3,174,915 3,538,095
Revenue $ 555,612 $ 571,522 $ 630,294 $ 1,711,845 $ 1,071,624
Products per residential customer (2) 2.44 2.40 2.26 2.44 2.26
Average monthly residential revenue per customer $ 57.63 $ 57.81 $ 58.43
Customer monthly churn 1.72% 1.66% 1.88%
Percent of customers on price protection plans
- Frontier Legacy 62.0% 60.5% 57.6% 62.0% 57.6%
 
Business customer metrics:
Customers 319,379 326,763 354,233 319,379 354,233
Revenue $ 587,294 $ 592,888 $ 604,384 $ 1,775,947 $ 1,029,969
Average monthly business revenue per customer $ 605.95 $ 598.73 $ 565.06
 
Access line metrics:
Residential 3,344,758 3,428,911 3,735,160 3,344,758 3,735,160
Business 2,029,101 2,060,951 2,135,752 2,029,101 2,135,752
Total access lines 5,373,859 5,489,862 5,870,912 5,373,859 5,870,912
 
Average monthly total revenue per access line $ 79.22 $ 79.42 $ 78.73
Average monthly customer revenue per access line $ 70.14 $ 69.94 $ 69.29
 
Employees 15,254 14,930 14,758 15,254 14,758
High-Speed Internet (HSI) subscribers (3) 1,754,842 1,738,670 1,711,911 1,754,842 1,711,911
Video subscribers 556,552 554,218 515,641 556,552 515,641
Switched access minutes of use (in millions) 4,626 4,785 5,346 14,412 9,444
 
(1)

Other financial and operating data for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 includes Frontier legacy operations on a historical basis for the

first nine months of 2010 and the Acquired Business on a historical basis only for the third quarter of 2010.

 
(2)

Products per residential customer: primary residential voice line, HSI and video products have a value of 1. Long distance, Frontier Secure,

second lines, feature packages and dial-up have a value of 0.5.

 
(3) Revised from the previously disclosed amounts to include wireless data customers.
 
Frontier Communications Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
     
(Amounts in thousands)
 
September 30, 2011 December 31, 2010

ASSETS

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 205,817 $ 251,263
Accounts receivable, net 527,395 568,308
Other current assets 236,534 308,848
Total current assets 969,746 1,128,419
 
Restricted cash 161,065 187,489
Property, plant and equipment, net 7,630,515 7,590,614
Other assets - principally goodwill 8,732,441 8,983,708
Total assets $ 17,493,767 $ 17,890,230
 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:
Long-term debt due within one year $ 43,763 $ 280,002
Accounts payable and other current liabilities 1,124,379 1,159,355
Total current liabilities 1,168,142 1,439,357
 
Deferred income taxes and other liabilities 3,397,956 3,257,516
Long-term debt 8,151,081 7,983,614
Equity 4,776,588 5,209,743
Total liabilities and equity $ 17,493,767 $ 17,890,230
 
Frontier Communications Corporation
Consolidated Cash Flow Data
   
(Amounts in thousands)
 
For the nine months ended September 30,
2011 2010
 
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:
Net income $ 112,360 $ 109,095
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided
by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense 1,062,150 540,917
Stockbased compensation expense 10,729 9,930
Pension/OPEB costs 22,515 24,224
Other non-cash adjustments (3,320) 5,866
Deferred income taxes 20,219 10,092
Change in accounts receivable 16,162 (13,356)
Change in accounts payable and other liabilities (36,458) 166,398
Change in other current assets 68,297 33,004
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,272,654 886,170
 
Cash flows provided from (used by) investing activities:
Capital expenditures - Business operations (636,569) (252,360)
Capital expenditures - Integration activities (62,641) (77,936)
Cash transferred to escrow - (115,000)
Cash paid for the Acquired Business (net of cash acquired) - (82,560)
Other assets purchased and distributions received, net 22,236 (1,728)
Net cash used by investing activities (676,974) (529,584)
 
Cash flows provided from (used by) financing activities:
Long-term debt payments (78,990) (6,286)
Financing costs paid - (12,431)
Dividends paid (559,803) (343,042)
Repayment of customer advances for construction,
distributions to noncontrolling interests and other (2,333) (2,455)
Net cash used by financing activities (641,126) (364,214)
 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (45,446) (7,628)
Cash and cash equivalents at January 1, 251,263 358,693
 
Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, $ 205,817 $ 351,065
 
Cash paid during the period for:
Interest $ 447,645 $ 299,158
Income taxes (refunds) $ (16,247) $ 4,042
 
          Schedule A
Frontier Communications Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
 
For the quarter ended For the nine months ended
September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30,
(Amounts in thousands) 2011 2011 2010 2011 2010
 

Net Income to Free Cash Flow;

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

 
Net income $ 22,320 $ 33,844 $ 29,684 $ 112,360 $ 109,095
 
Add back:
Depreciation and amortization 351,907 358,986 339,894 1,062,150 540,917
Income tax expense (benefit) (6,948) 37,190 40,358 66,809 88,752
Acquisition and integration costs 67,412 20,264 78,533 100,899 125,867
Pension/OPEB costs (non-cash) (1) 5,955 5,281 12,065 22,515 24,224
Stockbased compensation 3,052 4,093 4,702 10,729 9,930
 
Subtract:
Cash paid (received) for income taxes (refunds) (43,450) 18,257 4,847 (16,247) 4,042
Other income, net 749 (535) 2,315 7,068 17,069
Capital expenditures - Business operations (2) 222,530 210,505 159,010 636,569 252,360
Free cash flow 263,869 231,431 339,064 748,072 625,314
 
Add back:
Deferred income taxes (30,914) 23,389 3,856 20,219 10,092
Non-cash (gains)/losses, net 12,422 5,638 26,056 29,924 40,020
Other income, net 749 (535) 2,315 7,068 17,069
Cash paid (received) for income taxes (refunds) (43,450) 18,257 4,847 (16,247) 4,042
Capital expenditures - Business operations (2) 222,530 210,505 159,010 636,569 252,360
 
Subtract:
Changes in current assets and liabilities (52,688) 71,740 (169,110) (48,001) (186,046)
Income tax expense (benefit) (6,948) 37,190 40,358 66,809 88,752
Acquisition and integration costs 67,412 20,264 78,533 100,899 125,867
Pension/OPEB costs (non-cash) (1) 5,955 5,281 12,065 22,515 24,224
Stockbased compensation 3,052 4,093 4,702 10,729 9,930
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 408,423 $ 350,117 $ 568,600 $ 1,272,654 $ 886,170
 
 
(1)

Includes pension and other postretirement benefit (OPEB) expense, net of capitalized amounts, of $14.8 million, $15.3 million and

$20.9 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2011, June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively, less cash pension

contributions and certain OPEB costs of $8.8 million, $10.0 million and $8.8 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2011, June

30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively. Includes pension and OPEB expense, net of capitalized amounts, of $45.9 million and

$40.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, less cash pension contributions and certain OPEB

costs of $23.4 million and $16.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

 
(2) Excludes capital expenditures for integration activities.

 

        Schedule B

Frontier Communications Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 
For the quarter ended September 30, 2011 For the quarter ended September 30, 2010    
(Amounts in thousands)
Acquisition Severance Acquisition Severance
and Non-cash and Early and Non-cash and Early

Operating Cash Flow and

As Integration Pension/OPEB Retirement As As Integration Pension/OPEB Retirement As

Operating Cash Flow Margin

Reported Costs Costs (1) Costs Adjusted Reported Costs Costs (1) Costs Adjusted
 
Operating Income $ 180,291 $ 67,412 $ 5,955 $ 3,597 $ 257,255 $ 234,045 $ 78,533 $ 12,065 $ 6,945 $ 331,588
 
Add back:
Depreciation and
amortization 351,907 - - - 351,907 339,894 - - - 339,894
Operating cash flow $ 532,198 $ 67,412 $ 5,955 $ 3,597 $ 609,162 $ 573,939 $ 78,533 $ 12,065 $ 6,945 $ 671,482
 
Revenue $ 1,290,939 $ 1,290,939 $1,402,968 $ 1,402,968
 
Operating income margin
(Operating income divided
by revenue) 14.0% 19.9% 16.7% 23.6%
 
Operating cash flow margin
(Operating cash flow divided
by revenue) 41.2% 47.2% 40.9% 47.9%
 
 
For the quarter ended June 30, 2011
 
Acquisition Severance
and Non-cash and Early

Operating Cash Flow and

As Integration Pension/OPEB Retirement As

Operating Cash Flow Margin

Reported Costs Costs (1) Costs Adjusted
 
Operating Income $ 238,280 $ 20,264 $ 5,281 $ 10,959 $ 274,784
 
Add back:
Depreciation and
amortization 358,986 - - - 358,986
Operating cash flow $ 597,266 $ 20,264 $ 5,281 $ 10,959 $ 633,770
 
Revenue $ 1,322,255 $ 1,322,255
 
Operating income margin
(Operating income divided
by revenue) 18.0% 20.8%
 
Operating cash flow margin
(Operating cash flow divided
by revenue) 45.2% 47.9%
 
(1)

Includes pension and other postretirement benefit (OPEB) expense, net of capitalized amounts, of $14.8 million, $15.3 million and $20.9 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2011, June 30, 2011 and

September 30, 2010, respectively, less cash pension contributions and certain OPEB costs of $8.8 million, $10.0 million and $8.8 million for the quarters ended September

30, 2011, June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively.

        Schedule B
(continued)

Frontier Communications Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 
 
For the nine months ended September 30, 2011 For the nine months ended September 30, 2010
(Amounts in thousands)
Acquisition Severance Acquisition Severance
and Non-cash and Early and Non-cash and Early

Operating Cash Flow and

As Integration Pension/OPEB Retirement As As Integration Pension/OPEB Retirement As

Operating Cash Flow Margin

Reported Costs Costs (1) Costs Adjusted Reported Costs Costs (1) Costs Adjusted
 
Operating Income $ 669,164 $ 100,899 $ 22,515 $ 14,641 $ 807,219 $ 532,318 $ 125,867 $ 24,224 $ 7,658 $ 690,067
 
Add back:
Depreciation and
amortization 1,062,150 - - - 1,062,150 540,917 - - - 540,917
Operating cash flow $ 1,731,314 $ 100,899 $ 22,515 $ 14,641 $ 1,869,369 $1,073,235 $ 125,867 $ 24,224 $ 7,658 $ 1,230,984
 
Revenue $ 3,959,891 $ 3,959,981 $2,438,954 $ 2,438,954
 
Operating income margin
(Operating income divided
by revenue) 16.9% 20.4% 21.8% 28.3%
 
Operating cash flow margin
(Operating cash flow divided
by revenue) 43.7% 47.2% 44.0% 50.5%
 
(1)

Includes pension and other postretirement benefit (OPEB) expense, net of capitalized amounts, of $45.9 million and $40.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010,

respectively, less cash pension contributions and certain OPEB costs of $23.4 million and $16.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Frontier Communications Corporation
Investors:
David Whitehouse, 203-614-5708
SVP & Treasurer
david.whitehouse@FTR.com
or
Gregory Lundberg, 203-614-5044
Assistant Treasurer, Investor Relations
greg.lundberg@FTR.com
or
Media:
Brigid Smith, 203-614-5042
AVP Corporate Communications
brigid.smith@FTR.com

Source: Frontier Communications Corporation