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Cincinnati Bell Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

08/08/12
  • Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA improves sequentially and year-over-year to $140 million
  • First-half 2012 revenue of $731 million is the highest generated since 2003
  • CyrusOne second quarter revenue grows 20 percent year-over-year

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2012-- Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2012. For the quarter, revenue was $368 million, comparable to the second quarter of 2011 and improved from $363 million generated in the first quarter of 2012. Operating income for the quarter was $65 million compared to $78 million in the second quarter of 2011, while net income of $5 million resulted in diluted earnings per share of 1 cent compared to 5 cents in the second quarter of 2011, both down from 2011 due primarily to a $13 million non-cash impairment write-down of assets. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization1 (Adjusted EBITDA) for the second quarter of 2012 were $140 million, an improvement from $137 million generated in the same period of 2011 and $139 million in the first quarter of 2012.

For the first half of 2012, Cincinnati Bell generated revenue of $731 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $278 million, which were largely in-line with 2011 amounts of $728 million and $280 million, respectively. Operating income was $146 million, down from $164 million in the first half of 2011 due largely to the asset write-down mentioned above.

“The success of CyrusOne and Fioptics continues to be a strong catalyst for the growth in Cincinnati Bell’s revenue and Adjusted EBITDA despite the challenges of ongoing access line and wireless subscriber losses,” said Jack Cassidy, president and chief executive officer. “This success helped to generate our highest first half revenue since 2003, and keeps us on track to meet our guidance for 2012.”

Quarterly Highlights

  • For the quarter, Data Center Colocation revenue of $54 million increased 20 percent compared to the second quarter of 2011, while the segment’s Adjusted EBITDA increased 12 percent to $29 million, resulting in an Adjusted EBITDA margin2 of 53 percent. At the end of the quarter, the segment had 801,000 square feet of total data center capacity and utilization was 85 percent.
  • Wireline revenue for the quarter was $184 million, up from $182 million in the first quarter of 2012 and down slightly from $185 million in the second quarter of 2011, as growth from the segment’s Fioptics product suite and enterprise products continues to have a positive impact on revenue and to mitigate the impact of access line losses. Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter was $88 million, comparable to $89 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $90 million in the second quarter of 2011. Wireline Adjusted EBITDA margin in the quarter was 48 percent, down slightly from 49 percent in both the first quarter in 2012 and the second quarter in 2011.
  • For the quarter, Wireless revenue was $62 million and Adjusted EBITDA was $24 million, resulting in a strong Adjusted EBITDA margin of 39 percent.

Financial and Operations Review

“We are extremely pleased with the 20 percent revenue growth of CyrusOne, and continue to believe our investment in this business and industry will provide high returns to our shareholders,” said Kurt Freyberger, chief financial officer. “The Communications business also performed well, growing quarterly revenue sequentially and maintaining strong Adjusted EBITDA margins.”

Data Center Colocation Segment

Revenue for the quarter was $54 million, an increase of $9 million or 20 percent compared to the second quarter in 2011 as a result of significant sales of data center space during the past year. The segment had an operating loss of $2 million in the second quarter of 2012 due largely to the $13 million non-cash write-down of facilities and intangibles primarily associated with its Gramtel acquisition in 2007. Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter of $29 million does not include this write-down and increased 12 percent year-over-year, reflective of higher revenues partially offset by expected additional selling and administrative costs to support the growing operation. Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter remained strong at 53 percent.

CyrusOne commissioned an additional 19,000 square feet of data center space during the quarter and decommissioned low-value legacy space totaling 24,000 square feet, resulting in data center capacity of 801,000 square feet at the end of the second quarter. The company plans to redevelop the decommissioned space to conform to the high-density enterprise power standard it currently deploys, and expects to be able to charge increased rent on this redeveloped space. Excluding the decommissioned space, the company sold an additional 19,000 square feet of space, resulting in quarter-end utilization of 85 percent, comparable to the first quarter of 2012 and down from 90 percent utilization in the second quarter of 2011.

Wireline Segment

For the quarter, Wireline revenue was $184 million, down slightly from $185 million in the second quarter of 2011 and improved from $182 million in the first quarter of 2012. Operating income amounted to $55 million, similar to the second quarter in 2011, while Adjusted EBITDA totaled $88 million, slightly lower than $90 million in the second quarter of 2011. The Adjusted EBITDA margin in the quarter was 48 percent compared to 49 percent in the same period a year ago. The growth of the company’s entertainment, data and VoIP product lines, combined with its ongoing cost reduction efforts, continue to offset the impact of access line losses on revenue and Adjusted EBITDA.

During the quarter, the company continued to invest in its Fioptics footprint, passing 22,000 additional homes and businesses and ending the quarter with a total of 169,000 units passed. Wireline added 4,000 new Fioptics entertainment and high-speed internet subscribers during the quarter, bringing each of the entertainment and high-speed internet subscriber bases to 47,000 at the end of the quarter. Total high-speed internet subscribers remained flat at 257,000, as the increase in Fioptics subscribers was offset by a decrease in DSL high-speed internet subscribers.

Wireless Segment

Wireless revenue for the quarter decreased to $62 million from $70 million in the second quarter of 2011, as subscriber losses from a competitive environment continued to challenge the segment. Despite the lower revenue, operating income in the quarter was $16 million, up from $15 million in the second quarter of 2011, and Adjusted EBITDA of $24 million was comparable to the same period a year ago. As a result, the segment generated a strong Adjusted EBITDA margin of 39 percent in the quarter.

Total wireless subscribers at the end of the quarter decreased to 430,000 from 487,000 at the end of the second quarter in 2011. The segment continues to grow its smartphone subscriber base, ending the quarter with a total of 127,000 smartphone subscribers, up from 113,000 at the end of the second quarter in 2011. Postpaid smartphone subscribers at quarter-end represented 36 percent of the total postpaid subscribers, up from 30 percent at the end of the second quarter in 2011.

IT Services and Hardware Segment

For the quarter, revenue was $77 million compared to $76 million in the second quarter of 2011, while Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $3 million from $4 million in the same period a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA margin in the quarter was 4 percent, down from 5 percent in the second quarter of 2011.

2012 Outlook

Cincinnati Bell reaffirms its financial guidance for 2012:

Category

     

2012 Guidance

Revenue       $1.5 billion
Adjusted EBITDA       Approx. $530 million*
         

*Plus or minus 2 percent

Conference Call/Webcast

Cincinnati Bell will host a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss its results for the second quarter of 2012. A live webcast of the call will be available via the Investor Relations section of www.cincinnatibell.com. The conference call dial-in number is (866) 780-1078. Callers located outside of the U.S. and Canada may dial (816) 581-1570. A taped replay of the conference call will be available one hour after the conclusion of the call until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday August 22, 2012. For U.S. callers, the replay will be available at (888) 203-1112. For callers outside of the U.S. and Canada, the replay will be available at (719) 457-0820. The replay reference number is 5436541. An archived version of the webcast will also be available in the Investor Relations section of www.cincinnatibell.com.

Safe Harbor Note

This release and the documents incorporated by reference herein contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future results that are subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industries in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “continues,” “endeavors,” “strives,” “may,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections of our future financial performance, our anticipated growth and trends in our businesses, and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned these forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in this release and those discussed in other documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). More information on potential risks and uncertainties is available in our recent filings with the SEC, including Cincinnati Bell's Form 10-K report, Form 10-Q reports and Form 8-K reports. Actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains information about adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA), Adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, net income excluding special items, and net debt. These are non-GAAP financial measures used by Cincinnati Bell management when evaluating results of operations and cash flow. Management believes these measures also provide users of the financial statements with additional and useful comparisons of current results of operations and cash flows with past and future periods. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as being more important than comparable GAAP measures. Detailed reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to comparable GAAP financial measures have been included in the tables distributed with this release and are available in the Investor Relations section of www.cincinnatibell.com.

1Adjusted EBITDA provides a useful measure of operational performance. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as GAAP operating income plus depreciation, amortization, restructuring charges, asset impairments, components of pension and other retirement plan costs related to interest costs, asset returns, and amortization of actuarial gains and losses, and other special items.

2Adjusted EBITDA margin provides a useful measure of operational performance. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue. Adjusted EBITDA margin should not be considered as an alternative to comparable GAAP measures of profitability and may not be comparable with the measure as defined by other companies.

Free cash flow provides a useful measure of operational performance, liquidity and financial health. The Company defines free cash flow as cash provided by (used in) operating, financing and investing activities, adjusted for the issuance and repayment of debt, debt issuance costs, the repurchase of common stock, and the proceeds from the sale or the use of funds from the purchase of business operations, including transaction costs. Free cash flow should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flow from operating activities, or the change in cash on the balance sheet and may not be comparable with free cash flow as defined by other companies. Although the Company feels that there is no comparable GAAP measure for free cash flow, the attached financial information reconciles free cash flow to the net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents.

Net income excluding special items in total and per share provides a useful measure of operating performance. Net income excluding special items should not be considered as an alternative to comparable GAAP measures of profitability and may not be comparable with net income excluding special items as defined by other companies.

Net debt provides a useful measure of liquidity and financial health. The Company defines net debt as the sum of the face amount of short-term and long-term debt and unamortized premium and/or discount, offset by cash and cash equivalents.

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions - including local, long distance, data, Internet, entertainment and wireless services - that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, Cincinnati Bell provides best-in-class data center colocation services to its enterprise customers through its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas, London and Singapore. Complementing the colocation products, Cincinnati Bell also offers complex information technology solutions like managed services and technology staffing. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                                         
            Three Months Ended           Six Months Ended        
            June 30,   Change   June 30,   Change
            2012   2011   $   %   2012   2011   $   %
                                         
  Revenue   $ 368.2   $ 367.5   $ 0.7     0%   $ 731.0   $ 728.3   $ 2.7     0%
                                         
  Costs and expenses                                
    Cost of services and products     171.7     169.0     2.7     2%     337.5     328.2     9.3     3%
    Selling, general and administrative     63.4     66.6     (3.2 )   (5)%     127.4     131.2     (3.8 )   (3)%
    Depreciation and amortization     53.7     48.8     4.9     10%     104.8     97.2     7.6     8%
    Restructuring charges     1.2     -     1.2     n/m     2.1     -     2.1     n/m
    Curtailment loss     -     4.2     (4.2 )   n/m     -     4.2     (4.2 )   n/m
    Acquisition costs     -     0.8     (0.8 )   n/m     -     1.9     (1.9 )   n/m
    Asset impairments     13.0     0.5     12.5     n/m     13.0     1.6     11.4     n/m
                                         
      Operating income     65.2     77.6     (12.4 )   (16)%     146.2     164.0     (17.8 )   (11)%
                                         
  Interest expense     53.7     53.4     0.3     1%     108.1     107.9     0.2     0%
  Other expense, net     -     -     -     n/m     1.5     -     1.5     n/m
                                         
  Income before income taxes     11.5     24.2     (12.7 )   (52)%     36.6     56.1     (19.5 )   (35)%
  Income tax expense     7.0     10.7     (3.7 )   (35)%     19.5     24.7     (5.2 )   (21)%
                                         
  Net income     4.5     13.5     (9.0 )   (67)%     17.1     31.4     (14.3 )   (46)%
                                         
  Preferred stock dividends     2.6     2.6     -     0%     5.2     5.2     -     0%
                                         
  Net income applicable to common shareowners   $ 1.9   $ 10.9   $ (9.0 )   (83)%   $ 11.9   $ 26.2   $ (14.3 )   (55)%
                                         
                                         
  Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.01   $ 0.06           $ 0.06   $ 0.13        
  Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.01   $ 0.05           $ 0.06   $ 0.13        
                                         
  Weighted average common shares outstanding                                
   

(in millions)

                               
    - Basic     195.8     198.0             195.5     197.9        
    - Diluted     201.7     201.0             201.7     200.7        
                                             
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                       
          Three Months Ended        
          June 30,   March 31,   Change
          2012   2012   $   %
                       
  Revenue   $ 368.2   $ 362.8   $ 5.4     1%
                       
  Costs and expenses                
    Cost of services and products     171.7     165.8     5.9     4%
    Selling, general and administrative     63.4     64.0     (0.6 )   (1)%
    Depreciation and amortization     53.7     51.1     2.6     5%
    Restructuring charges     1.2     0.9     0.3     33%
    Asset impairments     13.0     -     13.0     n/m
                       
      Operating income     65.2     81.0     (15.8 )   (20)%
                       
  Interest expense     53.7     54.4     (0.7 )   (1)%
  Other expense, net     -     1.5     (1.5 )   n/m
                       
  Income before income taxes     11.5     25.1     (13.6 )   (54)%
  Income tax expense     7.0     12.5     (5.5 )   (44)%
                       
  Net income     4.5     12.6     (8.1 )   (64)%
                       
  Preferred stock dividends     2.6     2.6     -     0%
                       
  Net income applicable to common shareowners   $ 1.9   $ 10.0   $ (8.1 )   (81)%
                       
                       
  Basic and diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.01   $ 0.05        
                       
  Weighted average common shares outstanding                
   

(in millions)

               
    - Basic     195.8     195.3        
    - Diluted     201.7     201.6        
                         
Cincinnati Bell Inc.                                
Income Statements by Segment                                
(Unaudited)                                
(Dollars in millions)                                
                                     
        Three Months Ended           Six Months Ended        
        June 30,   Change   June 30,   Change
        2012   2011   $   %   2012   2011   $   %
  Wireline                                
  Revenue                                
    Voice - local service   $ 64.7     $ 71.8   $ (7.1 )   (10)%   $ 130.7   $ 145.0   $ (14.3 )   (10)%
    Data     76.2       72.7     3.5     5%     152.2     143.8     8.4     6%
    Long distance and VoIP     29.1       27.5     1.6     6%     58.0     55.3     2.7     5%
    Entertainment     8.4       6.6     1.8     27%     16.1     12.4     3.7     30%
    Other     5.3       6.6     (1.3 )   (20)%     9.1     12.6     (3.5 )   (28)%
                                     
    Total revenue     183.7       185.2     (1.5 )   (1)%     366.1     369.1     (3.0 )   (1)%
                                     
  Operating costs and expenses                                
    Cost of services and products     71.2       67.6     3.6     5%     140.0     133.5     6.5     5%
    Selling, general and administrative     30.7       32.4     (1.7 )   (5)%     61.2     65.4     (4.2 )   (6)%
    Depreciation and amortization     26.4       25.1     1.3     5%     52.3     50.5     1.8     4%
    Other*     0.7       4.7     (4.0 )   (85)%     0.7     4.7     (4.0 )   (85)%
                                     
    Total operating costs and expenses     129.0       129.8     (0.8 )   (1)%     254.2     254.1     0.1     0%
                                     
  Operating income   $ 54.7     $ 55.4   $ (0.7 )   (1)%   $ 111.9   $ 115.0   $ (3.1 )   (3)%
                                     
  Wireless                                
  Revenue                                
    Service   $ 57.6     $ 64.6   $ (7.0 )   (11)%   $ 116.7   $ 129.7   $ (13.0 )   (10)%
    Equipment     4.2       5.1     (0.9 )   (18)%     8.8     11.4     (2.6 )   (23)%
                                     
    Total revenue     61.8       69.7     (7.9 )   (11)%     125.5     141.1     (15.6 )   (11)%
                                     
  Operating costs and expenses                                
    Cost of services and products     27.4       31.9     (4.5 )   (14)%     56.9     63.9     (7.0 )   (11)%
    Selling, general and administrative     10.6       14.2     (3.6 )   (25)%     21.3     27.5     (6.2 )   (23)%
    Depreciation and amortization     8.0       8.4     (0.4 )   (5)%     15.9     17.1     (1.2 )   (7)%
    Other*     -       -     -     n/m     0.5     1.1     (0.6 )   (55)%
                                     
    Total operating costs and expenses     46.0       54.5     (8.5 )   (16)%     94.6     109.6     (15.0 )   (14)%
                                     
  Operating income   $ 15.8     $ 15.2   $ 0.6     4%   $ 30.9   $ 31.5   $ (0.6 )   (2)%
                                     
  Data Center Colocation                                
  Revenue   $ 54.0     $ 45.1   $ 8.9     20%   $ 106.6   $ 88.5   $ 18.1     20%
                                     
  Operating costs and expenses                                
    Cost of services     17.8       14.4     3.4     24%     35.1     28.1     7.0     25%
    Selling, general and administrative     7.6       4.9     2.7     55%     14.1     10.6     3.5     33%
    Depreciation and amortization     17.0       13.0     4.0     31%     32.6     25.0     7.6     30%
    Other*     13.5       -     13.5     n/m     13.5     -     13.5     n/m
                                     
    Total operating costs and expenses     55.9       32.3     23.6     73%     95.3     63.7     31.6     50%
                                     
  Operating (loss) income   $ (1.9 )   $ 12.8   $ (14.7 )   n/m   $ 11.3   $ 24.8   $ (13.5 )   (54)%
                                     
  IT Services and Hardware                                
  Revenue                                
    Telecom and IT equipment distribution   $ 49.8     $ 53.3   $ (3.5 )   (7)%   $ 95.5   $ 101.8   $ (6.3 )   (6)%
    Managed and professional services     27.5       22.4     5.1     23%     55.0     44.2     10.8     24%
                                     
    Total revenue     77.3       75.7     1.6     2%     150.5     146.0     4.5     3%
                                     
  Operating costs and expenses                                
    Cost of services and products     63.3       62.6     0.7     1%     122.0     117.6     4.4     4%
    Selling, general and administrative     10.9       9.4     1.5     16%     21.2     19.3     1.9     10%
    Depreciation and amortization     2.3       2.2     0.1     5%     3.9     4.4     (0.5 )   (11)%
                                     
    Total operating costs and expenses     76.5       74.2     2.3     3%     147.1     141.3     5.8     4%
                                     
  Operating income   $ 0.8     $ 1.5   $ (0.7 )   (47)%   $ 3.4   $ 4.7   $ (1.3 )   (28)%
                                                     

*Other includes restructuring charges, curtailment loss and asset impairments.

Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Income Statements by Segment
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                     
        Three Months Ended        
        June 30,   March 31,   Change
        2012   2012   $   %
  Wireline                
  Revenue                
    Voice - local service   $ 64.7     $ 66.0   $ (1.3 )   (2)%
    Data     76.2       76.0     0.2     0%
    Long distance and VoIP     29.1       28.9     0.2     1%
    Entertainment     8.4       7.7     0.7     9%
    Other     5.3       3.8     1.5     39%
                     
    Total revenue     183.7       182.4     1.3     1%
                     
  Operating costs and expenses                
    Cost of services and products     71.2       68.8     2.4     3%
    Selling, general and administrative     30.7       30.5     0.2     1%
    Depreciation and amortization     26.4       25.9     0.5     2%
    Other*     0.7       -     0.7     n/m
                     
    Total operating costs and expenses     129.0       125.2     3.8     3%
                     
  Operating income   $ 54.7     $ 57.2   $ (2.5 )   (4)%
                     
  Wireless                
  Revenue                
    Service   $ 57.6     $ 59.1   $ (1.5 )   (3)%
    Equipment     4.2       4.6     (0.4 )   (9)%
                     
    Total revenue     61.8       63.7     (1.9 )   (3)%
                     
  Operating costs and expenses                
    Cost of services and products     27.4       29.5     (2.1 )   (7)%
    Selling, general and administrative     10.6       10.7     (0.1 )   (1)%
    Depreciation and amortization     8.0       7.9     0.1     1%
    Other*     -       0.5     (0.5 )   n/m
                     
    Total operating costs and expenses     46.0       48.6     (2.6 )   (5)%
                     
  Operating income   $ 15.8     $ 15.1   $ 0.7     5%
                     
  Data Center Colocation                
  Revenue   $ 54.0     $ 52.6   $ 1.4     3%
                     
  Operating costs and expenses                
    Cost of services     17.8       17.3     0.5     3%
    Selling, general and administrative     7.6       6.5     1.1     17%
    Depreciation and amortization     17.0       15.6     1.4     9%
    Other*     13.5       -     13.5     n/m
                     
    Total operating costs and expenses     55.9       39.4     16.5     42%
                     
  Operating (loss) income   $ (1.9 )   $ 13.2   $ (15.1 )   n/m
                     
  IT Services and Hardware                
  Revenue                
    Telecom and IT equipment distribution   $ 49.8     $ 45.7   $ 4.1     9%
    Managed and professional services     27.5       27.5     -     0%
                     
    Total revenue     77.3       73.2     4.1     6%
                     
  Operating costs and expenses                
    Cost of services and products     63.3       58.7     4.6     8%
    Selling, general and administrative     10.9       10.3     0.6     6%
    Depreciation and amortization     2.3       1.6     0.7     44%
                     
    Total operating costs and expenses     76.5       70.6     5.9     8%
                     
  Operating income   $ 0.8     $ 2.6   $ (1.8 )   (69)%
                             

*Other includes restructuring charges and asset impairments.

Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Segment Information
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                                       
                                       
          Three Months Ended           Six Months Ended        
          June 30,   Change   June 30,   Change
          2012   2011   $   %   2012   2011   $   %
  Revenue                                
    Wireline   $ 183.7     $ 185.2     $ (1.5 )   (1)%   $ 366.1     $ 369.1     $ (3.0 )   (1)%
    Wireless     61.8       69.7       (7.9 )   (11)%     125.5       141.1       (15.6 )   (11)%
    Data Center Colocation     54.0       45.1       8.9     20%     106.6       88.5       18.1     20%
    IT Services and Hardware     77.3       75.7       1.6     2%     150.5       146.0       4.5     3%
    Eliminations     (8.6 )     (8.2 )     (0.4 )   (5)%     (17.7 )     (16.4 )     (1.3 )   (8)%
                                       
    Total revenue   $ 368.2     $ 367.5     $ 0.7     0%   $ 731.0     $ 728.3     $ 2.7     0%
                                       
  Cost of Services and Products                                
    Wireline   $ 71.2     $ 67.6     $ 3.6     5%   $ 140.0     $ 133.5     $ 6.5     5%
    Wireless     27.4       31.9       (4.5 )   (14)%     56.9       63.9       (7.0 )   (11)%
    Data Center Colocation     17.8       14.4       3.4     24%     35.1       28.1       7.0     25%
    IT Services and Hardware     63.3       62.6       0.7     1%     122.0       117.6       4.4     4%
    Eliminations     (8.0 )     (7.5 )     (0.5 )   (7)%     (16.5 )     (14.9 )     (1.6 )   (11)%
                                       
    Total cost of services and products   $ 171.7     $ 169.0     $ 2.7     2%   $ 337.5     $ 328.2     $ 9.3     3%
                                       
  Selling, General and Administrative                                
    Wireline   $ 30.7     $ 32.4     $ (1.7 )   (5)%   $ 61.2     $ 65.4     $ (4.2 )   (6)%
    Wireless     10.6       14.2       (3.6 )   (25)%     21.3       27.5       (6.2 )   (23)%
    Data Center Colocation     7.6       4.9       2.7     55%     14.1       10.6       3.5     33%
    IT Services and Hardware     10.9       9.4       1.5     16%     21.2       19.3       1.9     10%
    Corporate and eliminations     3.6       5.7       (2.1 )   (37)%     9.6       8.4       1.2     14%
                                       
    Total selling, general and administrative   $ 63.4     $ 66.6     $ (3.2 )   (5)%   $ 127.4     $ 131.2     $ (3.8 )   (3)%
                                       
  Depreciation and Amortization                                
    Wireline   $ 26.4     $ 25.1     $ 1.3     5%   $ 52.3     $ 50.5     $ 1.8     4%
    Wireless     8.0       8.4       (0.4 )   (5)%     15.9       17.1       (1.2 )   (7)%
    Data Center Colocation     17.0       13.0       4.0     31%     32.6       25.0       7.6     30%
    IT Services and Hardware     2.3       2.2       0.1     5%     3.9       4.4       (0.5 )   (11)%
    Corporate     -       0.1       (0.1 )   n/m     0.1       0.2       (0.1 )   (50)%
                                       
    Total depreciation and amortization   $ 53.7     $ 48.8     $ 4.9     10%   $ 104.8     $ 97.2     $ 7.6     8%
                                       
  Other*                                
    Wireline   $ 0.7     $ 4.7     $ (4.0 )   (85)%   $ 0.7     $ 4.7     $ (4.0 )   (85)%
    Wireless     -       -       -     n/m     0.5       1.1       (0.6 )   (55)%
    Data Center Colocation     13.5       -       13.5     n/m     13.5       -       13.5     n/m
    IT Services and Hardware     -       -       -     n/m     -       -       -     n/m
    Corporate     -       0.8       (0.8 )   n/m     0.4       1.9       (1.5 )   (79)%
                                       
    Total other   $ 14.2     $ 5.5     $ 8.7     158%   $ 15.1     $ 7.7     $ 7.4     96%
                                       
  Operating Income (Loss)                                
    Wireline   $ 54.7     $ 55.4     $ (0.7 )   (1)%   $ 111.9     $ 115.0     $ (3.1 )   (3)%
    Wireless     15.8       15.2       0.6     4%     30.9       31.5       (0.6 )   (2)%
    Data Center Colocation     (1.9 )     12.8       (14.7 )   n/m     11.3       24.8       (13.5 )   (54)%
    IT Services and Hardware     0.8       1.5       (0.7 )   (47)%     3.4       4.7       (1.3 )   (28)%
    Corporate     (4.2 )     (7.3 )     3.1    

42%

    (11.3 )     (12.0 )     0.7    

6%

                                       
    Total operating income   $ 65.2     $ 77.6     $ (12.4 )   (16)%   $ 146.2     $ 164.0     $ (17.8 )   (11)%
                                                             

*Other includes restructuring charges, curtailment loss, acquisition costs and asset impairments.

Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Segment Information
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                       
                       
          Three Months Ended        
          June 30,   March 31,   Change
          2012   2012   $   %
  Revenue                
    Wireline   $ 183.7     $ 182.4     $ 1.3     1%
    Wireless     61.8       63.7       (1.9 )   (3)%
    Data Center Colocation     54.0       52.6       1.4     3%
    IT Services and Hardware     77.3       73.2       4.1     6%
    Eliminations     (8.6 )     (9.1 )     0.5     5%
                       
    Total revenue   $ 368.2     $ 362.8     $ 5.4     1%
                       
  Cost of Services and Products                
    Wireline   $ 71.2     $ 68.8     $ 2.4     3%
    Wireless     27.4       29.5       (2.1 )   (7)%
    Data Center Colocation     17.8       17.3       0.5     3%
    IT Services and Hardware     63.3       58.7       4.6     8%
    Eliminations     (8.0 )     (8.5 )     0.5     6%
                       
    Total cost of services and products   $ 171.7     $ 165.8     $ 5.9     4%
                       
  Selling, General and Administrative                
    Wireline   $ 30.7     $ 30.5     $ 0.2     1%
    Wireless     10.6       10.7       (0.1 )   (1)%
    Data Center Colocation     7.6       6.5       1.1     17%
    IT Services and Hardware     10.9       10.3       0.6     6%
    Corporate and eliminations     3.6       6.0       (2.4 )   (40%)
                       
    Total selling, general and administrative   $ 63.4     $ 64.0     $ (0.6 )   (1)%
                       
  Depreciation and Amortization                
    Wireline   $ 26.4     $ 25.9     $ 0.5     2%
    Wireless     8.0       7.9       0.1     1%
    Data Center Colocation     17.0       15.6       1.4     9%
    IT Services and Hardware     2.3       1.6       0.7     44%
    Corporate     -       0.1       (0.1 )   n/m
                       
    Total depreciation and amortization   $ 53.7     $ 51.1     $ 2.6     5%
                       
  Other*                
    Wireline   $ 0.7     $ -     $ 0.7     n/m
    Wireless     -       0.5       (0.5 )   n/m
    Data Center Colocation     13.5       -       13.5     n/m
    IT Services and Hardware     -       -       -     n/m
    Corporate     -       0.4       (0.4 )   n/m
                       
    Total other   $ 14.2     $ 0.9     $ 13.3     n/m
                       
  Operating Income (Loss)                
    Wireline   $ 54.7     $ 57.2     $ (2.5 )   (4)%
    Wireless     15.8       15.1       0.7     5%
    Data Center Colocation     (1.9 )     13.2       (15.1 )   n/m
    IT Services and Hardware     0.8       2.6       (1.8 )   (69)%
    Corporate     (4.2 )     (7.1 )     2.9     41%
                       
    Total operating income   $ 65.2     $ 81.0     $ (15.8 )   (20)%
                                 

*Other includes restructuring charges and asset impairments.

Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Segment Metric Information
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                 
        June 30,   March 31,   June 30,
        2012   2012   2011
                 
  Local access lines   598.5     608.6     650.6  
                 
  Long distance lines   433.6     439.2     467.8  
                 
  High-speed internet subscribers            
    DSL subscribers   210.5     214.4     224.6  
    Fioptics subscribers   47.1     42.8     33.3  
                 
        257.6     257.2     257.9  
                 
  Fioptics entertainment subscribers   46.4     42.7     33.6  
                 
                 
  Wireless            
    Postpaid wireless subscribers   284.9     297.7     331.4  
    Prepaid wireless subscribers   145.2     148.7     155.9  
                 
        430.1     446.4     487.3  
                 
                 
  Data Center Colocation            
    Data center capacity (in square feet)   801,000     806,000     669,000  
    Utilization rate*   85 %   85 %   90 %
                       
* Data center utilization is calculated by dividing data center square footage that is committed contractually to customers, if built, by total data center square footage. Some data center square footage that is committed contractually may not yet be billed to the customer.
   
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Local Access Line Detail
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                                           
                                           
      2010   2011   2012
      1Q   2Q   3Q   4Q   1Q   2Q   3Q   4Q   1Q   2Q

Local Access Lines

                                       
                                           
In-Territory:                                        
Primary Residential   354.1   345.5   336.8   328.9   321.8   313.8   304.8   296.7   288.9   281.7
Secondary Residential   21.8   20.8   19.3   19.1   18.3   16.3   15.6   14.9   14.2   13.6

Business/Other

  261.9   258.7   256.2   252.5   250.7   248.7   244.4   240.8   238.5   237.5
Total In-Territory   637.8   625.0   612.3   600.5   590.8   578.8   564.8   552.4   541.6   532.8
                                           
Out-of-Territory:                                        
Primary Residential   32.9   32.5   32.1   31.2   30.4   29.3   27.8   26.7   25.2   24.3
Secondary Residential   1.1   1.1   1.0   1.0   0.9   0.9   0.9   0.8   0.8   0.8

Business/Other

  39.9   40.4   41.5   41.4   41.5   41.6   41.8   41.4   41.0   40.6
Total Out-of-Territory   73.9   74.0   74.6   73.6   72.8   71.8   70.5   68.9   67.0   65.7
                                           
Total Access Lines   711.7   699.0   686.9   674.1   663.6   650.6   635.3   621.3   608.6   598.5
                                         
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Net Debt and Common Shares Outstanding
(Unaudited)
(Dollars and shares in millions)
               
               
      June 30,   March 31,   December 31,
      2012   2012   2011
               
Receivables Facility   $ 19.0     $ -     $ -  
7% Senior Notes due 2015     250.0       250.2       250.4  
8 1/4% Senior Notes due 2017     500.0       500.0       500.0  
8 3/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2018     625.0       625.0       625.0  
8 3/8% Senior Notes due 2020     775.0       775.0       775.0  
7 1/4% Senior Notes due 2023     40.0       40.0       40.0  
Various Cincinnati Bell Telephone notes     207.5       207.5       207.5  
Capital leases and other debt     143.6       141.8       144.4  
Net unamortized discount     (7.9 )     (8.3 )     (8.7 )
               
  Total debt     2,552.2       2,531.2       2,533.6  
               
Less: Interest rate swap adjustment     (2.4 )     (2.7 )     (2.9 )
Less: Cash and cash equivalents     (4.1 )     (6.9 )     (73.7 )
               
  Net debt (as defined by the company)   $ 2,545.7     $ 2,521.6     $ 2,457.0  
               
Credit facility availability   $ 210.0     $ 210.0     $ 210.0  
               
Common shares outstanding     197.4       197.2       195.7  
                         
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                             
        Three Months Ended June 30, 2012
        Wireline   Wireless  

Data Center
Colocation

  IT Services

& Hardware

  Corporate   Total

Company

                             
  Net Income (GAAP)                       $ 4.5  
  Add:                        
    Income tax expense                         7.0  
    Interest expense                         53.7  
                             
  Operating Income (Loss) (GAAP)   $ 54.7     $ 15.8     $ (1.9 )   $ 0.8     $ (4.2 )   $ 65.2  
  Add:                        
    Depreciation and amortization     26.4       8.0       17.0       2.3       -       53.7  
    Restructuring charges     0.7       -       0.5       -       -       1.2  
    Asset impairments     -       -       13.0       -       -       13.0  
    Legal claim costs     -       -       0.2       -       -       0.2  
    Pension and other retirement plan expenses     6.0       -       -       -       0.3       6.3  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)   $ 87.8     $ 23.8     $ 28.8     $ 3.1     $ (3.9 )   $ 139.6  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin     48 %     39 %     53 %     4 %     -       38 %
                             
                             
        Three Months Ended March 31, 2012
        Wireline   Wireless  

Data Center
Colocation

  IT Services

& Hardware

  Corporate   Total

Company

                             
  Net Income (GAAP)                       $ 12.6  
  Add:                        
    Income tax expense                         12.5  
    Interest expense                         54.4  
    Other expense, net                         1.5  
                             
  Operating Income (GAAP)   $ 57.2     $ 15.1     $ 13.2     $ 2.6     $ (7.1 )   $ 81.0  
  Add:                        
    Depreciation and amortization     25.9       7.9       15.6       1.6       0.1       51.1  
    Restructuring charges     -       0.5       -       -       0.4       0.9  
    Pension and other retirement plan expenses     5.4       -       -       -       0.4       5.8  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)   $ 88.5     $ 23.5     $ 28.8     $ 4.2     $ (6.2 )   $ 138.8  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin     49 %     37 %     55 %     6 %     -       38 %
                             
                             
  Sequential dollar change in Adjusted EBITDA   $ (0.7 )   $ 0.3     $ -     $ (1.1 )   $ 2.3     $ 0.8  
                             
  Sequential percentage change in Adjusted EBITDA     (1 )%     1 %     0 %     (26 )%     37 %     1 %
                             
                             
        Three Months Ended June 30, 2011
        Wireline   Wireless  

Data Center
Colocation

 

IT Services

& Hardware

  Corporate   Total

Company

                             
  Net Income (GAAP)                       $ 13.5  
  Add:                        
    Income tax expense                         10.7  
    Interest expense                         53.4  
                             
  Operating Income (GAAP)   $ 55.4     $ 15.2     $ 12.8     $ 1.5     $ (7.3 )   $ 77.6  
  Add:                        
    Depreciation and amortization     25.1       8.4       13.0       2.2       0.1       48.8  
    Acquisition costs     -       -       -       -       0.8       0.8  
    Asset impairments     0.5       -       -       -       -       0.5  
    Pension and other retirement plan expenses     9.1       -       -       -       0.4       9.5  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)   $ 90.1     $ 23.6     $ 25.8     $ 3.7     $ (6.0 )   $ 137.2  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin     49 %     34 %     57 %     5 %     -       37 %
                             
                             
  Year-over-year dollar change in Adjusted EBITDA   $ (2.3 )   $ 0.2     $ 3.0     $ (0.6 )   $ 2.1     $ 2.4  
                             
  Year-over-year percentage change in Adjusted EBITDA     (3 )%     1 %     12 %     (16 )%     35 %     2 %
                                                   
Cincinnati Bell Inc.                        
Reconciliation of Net Income (GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)                
(Unaudited)                        
(Dollars in millions)                        
                             
        Six Months Ended June 30, 2012
        Wireline   Wireless  

Data Center
Colocation

  IT Services

& Hardware

  Corporate   Total

Company

                             
  Net Income (GAAP)                       $ 17.1  
  Add:                        
    Income tax expense                         19.5  
    Interest expense                         108.1  
   

Other expense, net

                        1.5  
                             
  Operating Income (GAAP)   $ 111.9     $ 30.9     $ 11.3     $ 3.4     $ (11.3 )   $ 146.2  
  Add:                        
    Depreciation and amortization     52.3       15.9       32.6       3.9       0.1       104.8  
    Restructuring charges     0.7       0.5       0.5       -       0.4       2.1  
   

Asset impairments

    -       -       13.0       -       -       13.0  
    Legal claim costs     -       -       0.2       -       -       0.2  
    Pension and other retirement plan expenses     11.4       -       -       -       0.7       12.1  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)   $ 176.3     $ 47.3     $ 57.6     $ 7.3     $ (10.1 )   $ 278.4  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin     48 %     38 %     54 %     5 %     -       38 %
                             
                             
        Six Months Ended June 30, 2011
        Wireline   Wireless  

Data Center
Colocation

  IT Services

& Hardware

  Corporate   Total

Company

                             
  Net Income (GAAP)                       $ 31.4  
  Add:                        
    Income tax expense                         24.7  
    Interest expense                         107.9  
                             
  Operating Income (GAAP)   $ 115.0     $ 31.5     $ 24.8     $ 4.7     $ (12.0 )   $ 164.0  
  Add:                        
    Depreciation and amortization     50.5       17.1       25.0       4.4       0.2       97.2  
    Acquisition costs     -       -       -       -       1.9       1.9  
   

Asset impairments

    0.5       1.1       -       -       -       1.6  
    Pension and other retirement plan expenses     14.1       -       -       -       0.8       14.9  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)   $ 180.1     $ 49.7     $ 49.8     $ 9.1     $ (9.1 )   $ 279.6  
                             
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin     49 %     35 %     56 %     6 %     -       38 %
                             
                             
  Year-over-year dollar change in Adjusted EBITDA   $ (3.8 )   $ (2.4 )   $ 7.8     $ (1.8 )   $ (1.0 )   $ (1.2 )
                             
  Year-over-year percentage change in Adjusted EBITDA     (2 )%     (5 )%     16 %     (20 )%     (11 )%     0 %
                                                   
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                     
        Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
        June 30,   June 30,
        2012   2011   2012   2011
                     
  Cash provided by operating activities   $ 68.3     $ 52.9     $ 91.9     $ 117.9  
                     
    Capital expenditures     (82.8 )     (40.1 )     (167.4 )     (92.5 )
    Other, net     -       (0.3 )     -       (0.2 )
                     
  Cash used in investing activities     (82.8 )     (40.4 )     (167.4 )     (92.7 )
                     
   

Increase in corporate credit and receivables facilities, net

    19.0       0.4       19.0       0.4  
    Repayment of debt     (4.0 )     (3.2 )     (8.0 )     (6.2 )
    Debt issuance costs     -       (0.8 )     -       (0.8 )
    Dividends paid on preferred stock     (2.6 )     (2.6 )     (5.2 )     (5.2 )
    Common stock repurchase     -       -       (0.3 )     -  
    Other, net     (0.7 )     (0.2 )     0.4       (0.6 )
                     
  Cash provided by (used in) financing activities     11.7       (6.4 )     5.9       (12.4 )
                     
  Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents     (2.8 )     6.1       (69.6 )     12.8  
  Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     6.9       84.0       73.7       77.3  
                     
  Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 4.1     $ 90.1     $ 4.1     $ 90.1  
                     
                     
 

Reconciliation of GAAP Cash Flow to Free Cash Flow (as defined by the company)

               
  Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   $ (2.8 )   $ 6.1     $ (69.6 )   $ 12.8  
  Less adjustments:                
   

Increase in corporate credit and receivables facilities, net

    (19.0 )     (0.4 )     (19.0 )     (0.4 )
    Repayment of debt     4.0       3.2       8.0       6.2  
    Debt issuance costs     -       0.8       -       0.8  
    Acquisition costs     -       0.8       -       1.9  
    Common stock repurchase     -       -       0.3       -  
                     
    Free cash flow (as defined by the company)   $ (17.8 )   $ 10.5     $ (80.3 )   $ 21.3  
                     
  Income tax payments (refunds)   $ 0.1     $ -     $ (0.7 )   $ (1.3 )
                                   
Cincinnati Bell Inc.        
Free Cash Flow (as defined by the company)        
(Unaudited)        
(Dollars in millions)        
           
           
  Free Cash Flow for the three months ended June 30, 2011       $ 10.5  
           
  Increase in Adjusted EBITDA         2.4  
  Increase in capital expenditures         (42.7 )
  Increase in pension and postretirement payments and contributions         (2.2 )
  Change in working capital and other         14.2  
           
  Free Cash Flow for the three months ended June 30, 2012       $ (17.8 )
           
           
  Free Cash Flow for the six months ended June 30, 2011       $ 21.3  
           
  Decrease in Adjusted EBITDA         (1.2 )
  Increase in capital expenditures         (74.9 )
  Decrease in pension and postretirement payments and contributions         0.7  
  Change in working capital and other         (26.2 )
           
  Free Cash Flow for the six months ended June 30, 2012       $ (80.3 )
               
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Capital Expenditures
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                       
                       
      Three Months Ended
      Jun. 30, 2012   Mar. 31, 2012   Dec. 31, 2011   Sep. 30, 2011   Jun. 30, 2011
                       
Wireline   $ 26.4   $ 23.3   $ 37.4   $ 27.1   $ 22.6
Wireless     1.9     6.3     7.0     4.9     0.9
Data Center Colocation     52.0     52.8     41.3     41.0     14.6
IT Services and Hardware     2.5     2.2     2.8     1.5     2.0
Total capital expenditures   $ 82.8   $ 84.6   $ 88.5   $ 74.5   $ 40.1
                               
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Normalized Statements of Operations (Non-GAAP) - Reconciliation to Reported Results
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                       
                       
                       
                      Three
          Three           Months Ended
          Months Ended           June 30, 2012
         

June 30, 2012

          Before Special Items
          (GAAP)   Special Items     (Non-GAAP)
                       
  Revenue   $ 368.2   $ -       $ 368.2
                       
  Costs and expenses                
    Cost of services and products     171.7     -         171.7
    Selling, general and administrative     63.4     (0.2 ) [A]     63.2
    Depreciation and amortization     53.7     -         53.7
    Restructuring charges     1.2     (1.2 ) [B]     -
    Asset impairments     13.0     (13.0 ) [C]     -
      Operating income     65.2     14.4         79.6
                       
  Interest expense     53.7     -         53.7
                       
  Income before income taxes     11.5     14.4         25.9
  Income tax expense     7.0     5.8         12.8
                       
  Net income     4.5     8.6         13.1
                       
  Preferred stock dividends     2.6     -         2.6
                       
  Net income applicable to common shareowners   $ 1.9   $ 8.6       $ 10.5
                       
                       
  Weighted average diluted common shares     201.7     201.7         201.7
                       
  Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.01   $ 0.04       $ 0.05
                         
    Normalized results have been adjusted for the following (pretax adjustments are tax effected at 40%):
     
A   Costs associated with the investigation and resolution of special legal matters.
     
B   Restructuring charges consist of severance and lease abandonments.
     
C   Impairment of intangibles and property recorded to reduce the carrying values of these assets to reflect their estimated fair values.
     
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Normalized Statements of Operations (Non-GAAP) - Reconciliation to Reported Results
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                   
                   
                   
                  Three
          Three       Months Ended
          Months Ended       June 30, 2011
          June 30, 2011       Before Special Items
          (GAAP)   Special Items   (Non-GAAP)
                   
  Revenue   $ 367.5   $ -     $ 367.5
                   
  Costs and expenses            
    Cost of services and products     169.0     -       169.0
    Selling, general and administrative     66.6     -       66.6
    Depreciation and amortization     48.8     -       48.8
    Curtailment loss     4.2     (4.2 ) [A]   -
    Acquisition costs     0.8     (0.8 ) [B]   -
    Asset impairments     0.5     (0.5 ) [C]   -
      Operating income     77.6     5.5       83.1
                   
  Interest expense     53.4     -       53.4
                   
  Income before income taxes     24.2     5.5       29.7
  Income tax expense     10.7     2.2       12.9
                   
  Net income     13.5     3.3       16.8
                   
  Preferred stock dividends     2.6     -       2.6
                   
  Net income applicable to common shareowners   $ 10.9   $ 3.3     $ 14.2
                   
                   
  Weighted average diluted common shares     201.0     201.0       201.0
                   
  Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.05   $ 0.02     $ 0.07
                       
    Normalized results have been adjusted for the following (pretax adjustments are tax effected at 40%):
     
A   Curtailment of bargained pension plan as a result of pension service credits being frozen for the majority of the plan participants.
     
B   Acquisition costs consist of legal and professional fees incurred in due diligence.
     
C   Impairment recorded to reduce carrying value of property to reflect its estimated fair value.
     
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Normalized Statements of Operations (Non-GAAP) - Reconciliation to Reported Results
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                     
                     
                     
                    Six
          Six         Months Ended
          Months Ended         June 30, 2012
         

June 30, 2012

        Before Special Items
          (GAAP)   Special Items   (Non-GAAP)
                     
  Revenue   $ 731.0   $ -     $ 731.0
                     
  Costs and expenses              
    Cost of services and products     337.5     -       337.5
    Selling, general and administrative     127.4     (0.2 ) [A]   127.2
    Depreciation and amortization     104.8     -       104.8
    Restructuring charges     2.1     (2.1 ) [B]   -
    Asset impairments     13.0     (13.0 ) [C]   -
      Operating income     146.2     15.3       161.5
                     
  Interest expense     108.1     -       108.1
  Other expense, net     1.5     (1.4 ) [D]   0.1
                     
  Income before income taxes     36.6     16.7       53.3
  Income tax expense     19.5     6.7       26.2
                     
  Net income     17.1     10.0       27.1
                     
  Preferred stock dividends     5.2     -       5.2
                     
  Net income applicable to common shareowners   $ 11.9   $ 10.0     $ 21.9
                     
                     
  Weighted average diluted common shares     201.7     201.7       201.7
                     
  Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.06   $ 0.05     $ 0.11
                       
    Normalized results have been adjusted for the following (pretax adjustments are tax effected at 40%):
     
A   Costs associated with the investigation and resolution of special legal matters.
     
B   Restructuring charges consist of severance and lease abandonments.
     
C   Impairment of intangibles and property recorded to reduce the carrying values of these assets to reflect their estimated fair values.
     
D   Loss on termination of financing obligation.
     
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Normalized Statements of Operations (Non-GAAP) - Reconciliation to Reported Results
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                     
                     
                     
                    Six
          Six         Months Ended
          Months Ended         June 30, 2011
          June 30, 2011         Before Special Items
          (GAAP)   Special Items     (Non-GAAP)
                     
  Revenue   $ 728.3   $ -       $ 728.3
                     
  Costs and expenses              
    Cost of services and products     328.2     -         328.2
    Selling, general and administrative     131.2     -         131.2
    Depreciation and amortization     97.2     -         97.2
    Curtailment loss     4.2     (4.2 ) [A]     -
    Acquisition costs     1.9     (1.9 ) [B]     -
   

Asset impairments

    1.6     (1.6 ) [C]     -
      Operating income     164.0     7.7         171.7
                     
  Interest expense     107.9     -         107.9
                     
  Income before income taxes     56.1     7.7         63.8
  Income tax expense     24.7     3.1         27.8
                     
  Net income     31.4     4.6         36.0
                     
  Preferred stock dividends     5.2     -         5.2
                     
  Net income applicable to common shareowners   $ 26.2   $ 4.6       $ 30.8
                     
                     
  Weighted average diluted common shares     200.7     200.7         200.7
                     
  Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.13   $ 0.02       $ 0.15
                         
    Normalized results have been adjusted for the following (pretax adjustments are tax effected at 40%):
     
A   Curtailment of bargained pension plan as a result of pension service credits being frozen for the majority of the plan participants.
     
B   Acquisition costs consist of legal and professional fees incurred in due diligence.
     
C   Impairment recorded to reduce carrying value of property to reflect its estimated fair value.
     
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Reconciliation of Operating Income (GAAP) Guidance to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) Guidance
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                     
                     
                     
      2012 Operating Income (GAAP) Guidance       $

280

 
                     
      Add:              
                     
      Depreciation and amortization        

210

 
      Other         3  
      Pension and other retirement plan expenses        

24

 
      Asset impairments         13  
                     
      2012 Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) Guidance       $ 530 *
                     
                     
      * Plus or minus 2 percent.          
                 

 

Source: Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Investor / Media contact:
John Caulfield, 513-397-0487
john.caulfield@cinbell.com