UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

[X]          QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE

                ACT OF 1934 FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2014

 

[   ]          TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE

                 ACT OF 1934 FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM _________ TO __________

 

Commission File Number

001-09645

 

CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

                                                   Texas                                                                                                             74-1787539

                               (State or other jurisdiction of                                                                   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

                              incorporation or organization)

 

                                      200 East Basse Road

                                       San Antonio, Texas                                                                                                     78209

                     (Address of principal executive offices)                                                                               (Zip Code)

 

(210) 822-2828

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

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

 

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

Large accelerated filer [   ]   Accelerated filer [   ]   Non-accelerated filer [X]  Smaller reporting company [   ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes [  ] No [X]

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

 

                                                Class                                                                                      Outstanding at July 16, 2014

                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                       Common Stock, $.001 par value                                                                     500,000,000

 

 

The registrant meets the conditions set forth in General Instructions H(1)(a) and (b) of Form 10-Q and is therefore filing this form in a reduced disclosure format permitted by General Instruction H(2).

 

 


 

 

 

CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

INDEX

 

 

 

Page No.

Part I – Financial Information

 

Item 1.        Financial Statements

1

                    Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013

1

                    Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013

2

                    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013

3

                    Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

4

Item 2.        Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

14

Item 3.        Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

29

Item 4.        Controls and Procedures

29

Part II – Other Information

 

Item 1.        Legal Proceedings

30

Item 1A.     Risk Factors

30

Item 2.        Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds (intentionally omitted pursuant to General Instruction H(2)(b) of Form 10-Q)

30

Item 3.        Defaults Upon Senior Securities (intentionally omitted pursuant to General Instruction H(2)(b) of Form 10-Q)

30

Item 4.        Mine Safety Disclosures

31

Item 5.        Other Information

31

Item 6.        Exhibits

32

Signatures

33

 

 


 

PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

(In thousands, except share data)

June 30, 2014

  

  

  

  

(Unaudited)

  

December 31, 2013

CURRENT ASSETS

  

  

  

  

  

Cash and cash equivalents

$

 798,438 

  

$

 708,151 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $45,123 in 2014 and $48,401 in 2013

  

 1,424,233 

  

  

 1,440,501 

Prepaid expenses

  

 216,306 

  

  

 203,485 

Other current assets

  

 173,032 

  

  

 161,157 

  

Total Current Assets

  

 2,612,009 

  

  

 2,513,294 

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

  

  

  

  

  

Structures, net

  

 1,710,144 

  

  

 1,765,510 

Other property, plant and equipment, net

  

 1,104,175 

  

  

 1,132,120 

INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL

  

  

  

  

  

Indefinite-lived intangibles - licenses

  

 2,416,025 

  

  

 2,416,406 

Indefinite-lived intangibles - permits

  

 1,067,891 

  

  

 1,067,783 

Other intangibles, net

  

 1,336,794 

  

  

 1,466,546 

Goodwill

  

 4,203,267 

  

  

 4,202,187 

OTHER ASSETS

  

  

  

  

  

Other assets

  

 301,873 

  

  

 533,456 

Total Assets

$

 14,752,178 

  

$

 15,097,302 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

CURRENT LIABILITIES

  

  

  

  

  

Accounts payable

$

 113,967 

  

$

 131,370 

Accrued expenses

  

 792,552 

  

  

 807,210 

Accrued interest

  

 212,600 

  

  

 194,844 

Deferred income

  

 245,243 

  

  

 176,460 

Current portion of long-term debt

  

 22,020 

  

  

 453,734 

  

Total Current Liabilities

  

 1,386,382 

  

  

 1,763,618 

Long-term debt

  

 20,650,052 

  

  

 20,030,479 

Deferred income taxes

  

 1,578,095 

  

  

 1,537,820 

Other long-term liabilities

  

 452,891 

  

  

 462,020 

Commitments and contingent liabilities (Note 5)

  

  

  

  

  

SHAREHOLDER'S DEFICIT

  

  

  

  

  

Noncontrolling interest

  

 242,558 

  

  

 245,531 

Common Stock, par value $.001 per share, authorized and issued 500,000,000 shares in 2014 and 2013, respectively

  

 500 

  

  

 500 

Additional paid-in capital

  

 2,142,741 

  

  

 2,142,036 

Accumulated deficit

  

 (11,499,449) 

  

  

 (10,888,629) 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

  

 (201,592) 

  

  

 (196,073) 

  

Total Shareholder's Deficit

  

 (9,315,242) 

  

  

 (8,696,635) 

Total Liabilities and Shareholder's Deficit

$

 14,752,178 

  

$

 15,097,302 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

  

Six Months Ended June 30,

  

2014 

  

2013 

  

2014 

  

2013 

Revenue

$

 1,630,154 

  

$

 1,618,097 

  

$

 2,972,702 

  

$

 2,961,155 

Operating expenses:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Direct operating expenses (excludes depreciation

   and amortization)

  

 643,222 

  

  

 630,357 

  

  

 1,239,717 

  

  

 1,225,174 

  

Selling, general and administrative expenses (excludes

   depreciation and amortization)

  

 420,577 

  

  

 411,341 

  

  

 836,405 

  

  

 814,704 

  

Corporate expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)

  

 82,196 

  

  

 77,557 

  

  

 154,902 

  

  

 161,320 

  

Depreciation and amortization

  

 174,062 

  

  

 179,734 

  

  

 348,933 

  

  

 361,916 

  

Impairment charges

  

 4,902 

  

  

 - 

  

  

 4,902 

  

  

 - 

  

Other operating (expense) income, net

  

 (1,628) 

  

  

 1,113 

  

  

 (1,463) 

  

  

 3,508 

Operating income

  

 303,567 

  

  

 320,221 

  

  

 386,380 

  

  

 401,549 

Interest expense

  

 440,605 

  

  

 407,508 

  

  

 871,719 

  

  

 793,033 

Gain on marketable securities

  

 - 

  

  

 130,898 

  

  

 - 

  

  

 130,898 

Equity in earnings (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliates

  

 (16) 

  

  

 5,971 

  

  

 (13,343) 

  

  

 9,612 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

  

 (47,503) 

  

  

 - 

  

  

 (51,419) 

  

  

 (3,888) 

Other income (expense), net

  

 12,157 

  

  

 (18,098) 

  

  

 13,698 

  

  

 (19,098) 

(Loss) income before income taxes

  

 (172,400) 

  

  

 31,484 

  

  

 (536,403) 

  

  

 (273,960) 

Income tax benefit (expense)

  

 621 

  

  

 (11,477) 

  

  

 (67,766) 

  

  

 84,848 

Consolidated net (loss) income

  

 (171,779) 

  

  

 20,007 

  

  

 (604,169) 

  

  

 (189,112) 

  

Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest

  

 14,852 

  

  

 12,805 

  

  

 6,651 

  

  

 6,689 

Net (loss) income attributable to the Company

$

 (186,631) 

  

$

 7,202 

  

$

 (610,820) 

  

$

 (195,801) 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Foreign currency translation adjustments

  

 (12,232) 

  

  

 (45,615) 

  

  

 (14,449) 

  

  

 (69,028) 

  

Unrealized gain on securities and derivatives:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Unrealized holding gain on marketable securities

  

 (405) 

  

  

 11,171 

  

  

 679 

  

  

 15,606 

  

  

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

  

 - 

  

  

 16,243 

  

  

 - 

  

  

 31,066 

  

Other adjustments to comprehensive loss

  

 - 

  

  

 - 

  

  

 - 

  

  

 (998) 

  

Reclassification adjustment for realized gains on

   securities included in net loss

  

 - 

  

  

 (82,320) 

  

  

 3,309 

  

  

 (82,320) 

Other comprehensive loss

  

 (12,637) 

  

  

 (100,521) 

  

  

 (10,461) 

  

  

 (105,674) 

Comprehensive loss

  

 (199,268) 

  

  

 (93,319) 

  

  

 (621,281) 

  

  

 (301,475) 

  

 Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest

  

 (1,979) 

  

  

 (8,354) 

  

  

 (4,942) 

  

  

 (11,577) 

Comprehensive loss attributable to the Company

$

 (197,289) 

  

$

 (84,965) 

  

$

 (616,339) 

  

$

 (289,898) 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

(In thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30,

  

2014 

  

2013 

Cash flows from operating activities:

  

  

  

  

  

  

Consolidated net loss

$

 (604,169) 

  

$

 (189,112) 

Reconciling items:

  

  

  

  

  

  

Depreciation and amortization

  

 348,933 

  

  

 361,916 

  

Impairment charges

  

 4,902 

  

  

 -   

  

Deferred taxes

  

 32,179 

  

  

 (123,642) 

  

Provision for doubtful accounts

  

 7,767 

  

  

 9,897 

  

Amortization of deferred financing charges and note discounts, net

  

 57,622 

  

  

 62,656 

  

Share-based compensation

  

 5,818 

  

  

 11,339 

  

Gain (loss) on disposal of operating and fixed assets

  

 1,463 

  

  

 (3,508) 

  

Gain on marketable securities

  

 -   

  

  

 (130,898) 

  

Equity in earnings (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliates

  

 13,343 

  

  

 (9,612) 

  

Loss on extinguishment of debt

  

 51,419 

  

  

 3,888 

  

Other reconciling items, net

  

 (14,037) 

  

  

 11,692 

  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of

      acquisitions and dispositions:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Decrease in accounts receivable

  

 9,714 

  

  

 13,827 

  

  

Increase in deferred income

  

 67,696 

  

  

 18,245 

  

  

Decrease in accrued expenses

  

 (15,820) 

  

  

 (58,347) 

  

  

Decrease in accounts payable

  

 (19,928) 

  

  

 (27,685) 

  

  

Increase (decrease) in accrued interest

  

 31,816 

  

  

 (39,558) 

  

  

Changes in other operating assets and liabilities

  

 (24,922) 

  

  

 (3,912) 

Net cash used for operating activities

  

 (46,204) 

  

  

 (92,814) 

Cash flows from investing activities:

  

  

  

  

  

  

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

  

 (141,421) 

  

  

 (132,680) 

  

Purchases of other operating assets

  

 (1,733) 

  

  

 (1,990) 

  

Proceeds from sale of investment securities

  

 220,830 

  

  

 135,496 

  

Proceeds from disposal of assets

  

 5,899 

  

  

 26,772 

  

Change in other, net

  

 (2,009) 

  

  

 (1,735) 

Net cash provided by investing activities

  

 81,566 

  

  

 25,863 

Cash flows from financing activities:

  

  

  

  

  

  

Draws on credit facilities

  

 820 

  

  

 270,137 

  

Payments on credit facilities

  

 (248,675) 

  

  

 (23,844) 

  

Proceeds from long-term debt

  

 1,059,975 

  

  

 575,000 

  

Payments on long-term debt

  

 (731,254) 

  

  

 (1,196,307) 

  

Payments to repurchase noncontrolling interests

  

 -   

  

  

 (61,143) 

  

Dividends and other payments to noncontrolling interests

  

 (9,673) 

  

  

 (4,476) 

  

Deferred financing charges

  

 (15,526) 

  

  

 (9,778) 

  

Change in other, net

  

 (165) 

  

  

 878 

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities

  

 55,502 

  

  

 (449,533) 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

  

 (577) 

  

  

 (4,360) 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

  

 90,287 

  

  

 (520,844) 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

  

 708,151 

  

  

 1,225,010 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

 798,438 

  

$

 704,166 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Preparation of Interim Financial Statements

The accompanying consolidated financial statements were prepared by Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (the “Company”) pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and, in the opinion of management, include all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the results of the interim periods shown. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such SEC rules and regulations. Management believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. Due to seasonality and other factors, the results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year.  The financial statements contained herein should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries.  Also included in the consolidated financial statements are entities for which the Company has a controlling financial interest or is the primary beneficiary.  Investments in companies in which the Company owns 20 percent to 50 percent of the voting common stock or otherwise exercises significant influence over operating and financial policies of the Company are accounted for under the equity method.  All significant intercompany transactions are eliminated in the consolidation process.  Certain prior-period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the 2014 presentation.

 

Information Regarding the Company

The Company is a Texas corporation with all of its common stock being held by Clear Channel Capital I, LLC (the “Parent Company”).  All of the Parent Company’s interests are held by Clear Channel Capital II, LLC, a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (“CCMH”). CCMH was formed in May 2007 by private equity funds sponsored by Bain Capital Partners, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (together, the “Sponsors”) for the purpose of acquiring the business of the Company.

 

Omission of Per Share Information

Net loss per share information is not presented as the Parent Company owns 100% of the Company’s common stock. The Company does not have any publicly traded common stock or potential common stock.

 

Adoption of New Accounting Standards

During the first quarter of 2014, the Company adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) ASU No. 2013-04, Obligations Resulting from Joint and Several Liability Arrangements for Which the Total Amount of the Obligation Is Fixed at the Reporting Date.  This update provides guidance for the recognition, measurement and disclosure of obligations resulting from joint and several liability arrangements for which the total amount of the obligation within the scope of this guidance is fixed at the reporting date. The amendments are effective for fiscal years (and interim periods within) beginning after December 15, 2013 and are to be applied retrospectively to all prior periods presented for such obligations that exist at the beginning of an entity’s fiscal year of adoption.  The adoption of this guidance did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

During the first quarter of 2014, the Company adopted the FASB’s ASU No. 2013-05, Parent’s Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity of an Investment in a Foreign Entity. The amendments are effective prospectively for the fiscal years (and interim periods within) beginning after December 15, 2013 and provide clarification guidance for the release of the cumulative translation adjustment under current U.S. GAAP. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements. 

 

During the first quarter of 2014, the Company adopted the FASB’s ASU No. 2013-11, Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists. This update requires unrecognized tax benefits to be offset against a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, similar tax loss or tax credit carryforward in certain situations.  The amendments are effective prospectively for the fiscal years (and interim periods within) beginning after December 15, 2013.  The adoption of this guidance did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

During the second quarter of 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.  This new standard provides guidance for the recognition, measurement and disclosure of revenue resulting from contracts with customers and will supersede virtually all of the current revenue recognition guidance under U.S. GAAP.  The standard is effective for the first interim

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CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

period within annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016.  The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the provisions of this new standard on its financial position and results of operations.

 

NOTE 2 – PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL

Property, Plant and Equipment

The Company’s property, plant and equipment consisted of the following classes of assets at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

 

(In thousands)

June 30, 2014

  

December 31, 2013

Structures

$

 3,064,825 

  

$

 3,021,152 

Less: accumulated depreciation

  

 1,354,681 

  

  

 1,255,642 

Structures, net

$

 1,710,144 

  

$

 1,765,510 

  

  

  

  

  

  

Land, buildings and improvements

$

 741,473 

  

$

 723,268 

Towers, transmitters and studio equipment

  

 444,753 

  

  

 440,612 

Furniture and other equipment

  

 515,315 

  

  

 473,995 

Construction in progress

  

 97,896 

  

  

 123,814 

  

  

 1,799,437 

  

  

 1,761,689 

Less: accumulated depreciation

  

 695,262 

  

  

 629,569 

Other property, plant and equipment, net

$

 1,104,175 

  

$

 1,132,120 

 

Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets

The Company’s indefinite-lived intangible assets consist of Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) broadcast licenses in its Media and Entertainment (“CCME”) segment and billboard permits in its Americas outdoor advertising segment. Due to significant differences in both business practices and regulations, billboards in the International outdoor advertising segment are subject to long-term, finite contracts unlike the Company’s permits in the United States and Canada. Accordingly, there are no indefinite-lived intangible assets in the International outdoor advertising segment.

 

Other Intangible Assets

Other intangible assets include definite-lived intangible assets and permanent easements.  The Company’s definite-lived intangible assets include primarily transit and street furniture contracts, talent and representation contracts, customer and advertiser relationships, and site-leases, all of which are amortized over the respective lives of the agreements, or over the period of time the assets are expected to contribute directly or indirectly to the Company’s future cash flows. Permanent easements are indefinite-lived intangible assets which include certain rights to use real property not owned by the Company.  The Company periodically reviews the appropriateness of the amortization periods related to its definite-lived intangible assets.  These assets are recorded at cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following table presents the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization for each major class of other intangible assets at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively:

 

(In thousands)

June 30, 2014

  

December 31, 2013

  

  

Gross Carrying Amount

  

Accumulated Amortization

  

Gross Carrying Amount

  

Accumulated Amortization

Transit, street furniture and other outdoor

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

contractual rights

$

 777,430 

  

$

 (497,061) 

  

$

 777,521 

  

$

 (464,548) 

Customer / advertiser relationships

  

 1,212,745 

  

  

 (705,688) 

  

  

 1,212,745 

  

  

 (645,988) 

Talent contracts

  

 319,384 

  

  

 (209,615) 

  

  

 319,617 

  

  

 (195,403) 

Representation contracts

  

 254,187 

  

  

 (212,359) 

  

  

 252,961 

  

  

 (200,058) 

Permanent easements

  

 174,597 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 173,753 

  

  

 -   

Other

  

 387,434 

  

  

 (164,260) 

  

  

 387,405 

  

  

 (151,459) 

  

Total

$

 3,125,777 

  

$

 (1,788,983) 

  

$

 3,124,002 

  

$

 (1,657,456) 

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CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

Total amortization expense related to definite-lived intangible assets was $66.3 million and $70.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $133.2 million and $143.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

The following table presents the Company’s estimate of amortization expense for each of the five succeeding fiscal years for definite-lived intangible assets:

 

(In thousands)

  

  

2015 

$

 240,193 

2016 

  

 223,995 

2017 

  

 198,651 

2018 

  

 129,079 

2019 

  

 44,079 

 

Goodwill

The following table presents the changes in the carrying amount of goodwill in each of the Company’s reportable segments.

 

(In thousands)

CCME

  

Americas Outdoor Advertising

  

International Outdoor Advertising

  

Other

  

Consolidated

Balance as of December 31, 2012

$

 3,236,688 

  

$

 571,932 

  

$

 290,316 

  

$

 117,149 

  

$

 4,216,085 

  

Impairment

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (10,684) 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (10,684) 

  

Acquisitions

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 97 

  

  

 97 

  

Dispositions

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (456) 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (456) 

  

Foreign currency

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (974) 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (974) 

  

Other

  

 (1,881) 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (1,881) 

Balance as of December 31, 2013

$

 3,234,807 

  

$

 571,932 

  

$

 278,202 

  

$

 117,246 

  

$

 4,202,187 

  

Acquisitions

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 300 

  

  

 300 

  

Foreign currency

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 780 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 780 

  

Other

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

Balance as of June 30, 2014

$

 3,234,807 

  

$

 571,932 

  

$

 278,982 

  

$

 117,546 

  

$

 4,203,267 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 3 – LONG-TERM DEBT

Long-term debt at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, consisted of the following:

 

(In thousands)

June 30, 2014

  

December 31, 2013

Senior Secured Credit Facilities (1)

$

 8,222,275 

  

$

 8,225,754 

Receivables Based Facility due 2017

  

 -   

  

  

 247,000 

9.0% Priority Guarantee Notes due 2019

  

 1,999,815 

  

  

 1,999,815 

9.0% Priority Guarantee Notes due 2021

  

 1,750,000 

  

  

 1,750,000 

11.25% Priority Guarantee Notes due 2021

  

 575,000 

  

  

 575,000 

Subsidiary senior revolving credit facility due 2018

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

Other secured subsidiary long-term debt (2)

  

 19,624 

  

  

 21,124 

Total consolidated secured debt

  

 12,566,714 

  

  

 12,818,693 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Senior Cash Pay Notes due 2016

  

 94,304 

  

  

 94,304 

Senior Toggle Notes due 2016 (3)

  

 127,941 

  

  

 127,941 

Senior Notes due 2021 (4)

  

 1,645,244 

  

  

 1,404,202 

Senior Notes (5)

  

 725,000 

  

  

 1,436,455 

Senior Notes due 2018

  

 850,000 

  

  

 -   

Subsidiary Senior Notes due 2022

  

 2,725,000 

  

  

 2,725,000 

Subsidiary Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020

  

 2,200,000 

  

  

 2,200,000 

Other subsidiary debt

  

 545 

  

  

 10 

Purchase accounting adjustments and original issue discount

  

 (262,676) 

  

  

 (322,392) 

  

  

  

 20,672,072 

  

  

 20,484,213 

Less: current portion

  

 22,020 

  

  

 453,734 

Total long-term debt

$

 20,650,052 

  

$

 20,030,479 

 

(1)        Term Loan B matures 2016.  Term Loan C is subject to an amortization schedule with required payments at various dates from 2014 through 2016.  Term Loan D and Term Loan E mature 2019.

(2)        Other secured subsidiary long-term debt matures at various dates from 2014 through 2025.

(3)        Senior Toggle Notes are subject to required payments at various dates from 2015 through 2016.

(4)        Senior Notes due 2021 are subject to required payments at various dates from 2018 through 2021.

(5)        The Company’s Senior Notes mature at various dates from 2016 through 2027.

 

The Company’s weighted average interest rate at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 were 7.9% and 7.6%, respectively.  The aggregate market value of the Company’s debt based on market prices for which quotes were available was approximately $21.5 billion and $20.5 billion at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.  Under the fair value hierarchy established by ASC 820-10-35, the market value of the Company’s debt is classified as either Level 1 or Level 2.

 

Subsidiary Sale of Long-Term Debt

 

On February 14, 2014, CC Finco LLC (“CC Finco”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, sold $227.0 million in aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2021 issued by the Company to private purchasers in a transaction exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. This $227.0 million in aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2021, which was previously eliminated in consolidation because the notes were held by a subsidiary, is now reflected on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet. CC Finco contributed the net proceeds from the sale of the Senior Notes due 2021 to the Company, which intends to use such proceeds to repay, repurchase or otherwise acquire outstanding indebtedness from time to time and retire that indebtedness as it becomes due or upon its earlier repayment, repurchase or acquisition.

 

 

 

 

10.0% Senior Notes Issuance

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

On May 1, 2014, CCU Escrow Corporation issued $850.0 million in aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2018 in a private offer.  On June 6, 2014, CCU Escrow Corporation merged into the Company and the Company assumed CCU Escrow Corporation’s obligations under the 10.0% Senior Notes due 2018.  The 10.0% Senior Notes due 2018 mature on January 15, 2018 and bear interest at a rate of 10.0% per annum, payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year, beginning on July 15, 2014.  The 10.0% Senior Notes due 2018 are the senior unsecured obligations of the Company and are not guaranteed by any of the Company’s parent companies or any of its subsidiaries.

 

Senior Notes due 2021 Issuance

 

The Company intends to issue and sell approximately $222.2 million in aggregate principal amount of new Senior Notes due 2021 to CC Finco in a transaction exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  The new Senior Notes due 2021 will be issued as additional notes under the indenture governing the Company’s existing Senior Notes due 2021. On July 21, 2014, the Company issued a notice of redemption to redeem all of the outstanding $94.3 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Cash Pay Notes due 2016 and $127.9 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Toggle Notes due 2016 using proceeds of the issuance of the new Senior Notes due 2021.  The closing of the issuance of the new Senior Notes due 2021 and redemption of the outstanding Senior Cash Pay Notes due 2016 and Senior Toggle Notes due 2016 are expected to occur on or about August 22, 2014.

 

Debt Repayments, Maturities and Other

During February 2014, the Company repaid all principal amounts outstanding under its receivables based credit facility, using cash on hand.  This voluntary repayment did not reduce the commitments under this facility and the Company has the ability to redraw amounts under this facility at any time.

 

During March 2014, CC Finco repurchased, through open market purchases, a total of $61.9 million aggregate principal amount of notes, comprised of $52.9 million of the Company’s outstanding 5.5% Senior Notes due 2014 and $9.0 million of the Company’s outstanding 4.9% Senior Notes due 2015, for a total purchase price of $63.1 million, including accrued interest.  The Company cancelled these notes subsequent to the purchase.  In connection with these transactions, the Company incurred expenses of $3.9 million, which are included in “Loss on extinguishment of debt” for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

 

During May 2014, the Company retired $130.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.5% Senior Notes due 2014 held by CC Finco.

 

On June 6, 2014, using the proceeds from the issuance of the 10.0% Senior Notes due 2018, the Company redeemed $567.1 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 5.5% Senior Notes due 2014 (including $158.5 million principal amount of the notes held by a subsidiary of the Company) and $241.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 4.9% Senior Notes due 2015.  In connection with these transactions, the Company incurred expenses of $47.5 million, which are included in “Loss on extinguishment of debt” for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

 

On July 21, 2014, the Company issued a notice of redemption to redeem all of the outstanding $94.3 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Cash Pay Notes due 2016 and $127.9 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Toggle Notes due 2016 and will be using proceeds of the issuance of the new Senior Notes due 2021 to CC Finco to redeem the notes.  The closing of the issuance of the new Senior Notes due 2021 and redemption of the outstanding Senior Cash Pay Notes due 2016 and Senior Toggle Notes due 2016 are expected to occur on August 22, 2014

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 4 – SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES

Income Tax Benefit (Expense)

The Company’s income tax benefit (expense) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, consisted of the following components:

 

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

  

Six Months Ended June 30,

  

2014 

  

2013 

  

2014 

  

2013 

Current tax benefit (expense)

$

 7,492 

  

$

 (28,128) 

  

$

 (35,587) 

  

$

 (38,794) 

Deferred tax benefit (expense)

  

 (6,871) 

  

  

 16,651 

  

  

 (32,179) 

  

  

 123,642 

Income tax benefit (expense)

$

 621 

  

$

 (11,477) 

  

$

 (67,766) 

  

$

 84,848 

 

The effective tax rates for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 were 0.4% and (12.6)%, respectively.  The effective tax rates for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 were primarily impacted by the valuation allowance recorded during the periods as additional deferred tax expense.  The valuation allowance was recorded against a portion of the U.S. Federal and State net operating losses due to the uncertainty of the ability to utilize those losses in future periods.

 

The effective tax rates for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 were 36.5% and 31.0%, respectively.  The effective tax rates for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 were primarily impacted by the cancellation of indebtedness income recognized during the periods and the Company’s inability to record tax benefit on tax losses in certain foreign jurisdictions due to the uncertainty of the ability to utilize those losses in future years.

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

During the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, cash paid for interest and income taxes, net of income tax refunds of $4.5 million and $1.3 million, respectively, was as follows:

 

(In thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30,

  

2014 

  

2013 

Interest

$

 756,322 

  

$

 772,639 

Income taxes

  

 19,233 

  

  

 28,227 

 

Australian Radio Network

The Company owned a 50% interest in Australian Radio Network (“ARN”), an Australian company that owns and operates radio stations in Australia and New Zealand.  An impairment charge of $95.4 million was recorded during the fourth quarter of 2013 to write down the investment to its estimated fair value. On February 18, 2014, a subsidiary of the Company sold its 50% interest in ARN, recognizing a loss on the sale of $2.4 million and $11.5 million of foreign exchange losses that were reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income at the date of the sale.

 

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

The following table discloses the deferred income tax (asset) liability related to each component of other comprehensive income (loss) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively:

 

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

  

Six Months Ended June 30,

  

2014 

  

2013 

  

2014 

  

2013 

Foreign currency translation adjustments and other

$

 -   

  

$

 (15,397) 

  

$

 8,181 

  

$

 (16,127) 

Unrealized holding gain on marketable securities

  

 -   

  

  

 (42,029) 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (39,209) 

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

  

 -   

  

  

 9,731 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 18,505 

  

Total increase (decrease) in deferred tax liabilities

$

 -   

  

$

 (47,695) 

  

$

 8,181 

  

$

 (36,831) 

                         

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 5 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

The Company and its subsidiaries are involved in certain legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business and, as required, have accrued an estimate of the probable costs for the resolution of those claims for which the occurrence of loss is probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated.  These estimates have been developed in consultation with counsel and are based upon an analysis of potential results, assuming a combination of litigation and settlement strategies.  It is possible, however, that future results of operations for any particular period could be materially affected by changes in the Company’s assumptions or the effectiveness of the Company’s strategies related to these proceedings.  Additionally, due to the inherent uncertainty of litigation, there can be no assurance that the resolution of any particular claim or proceeding would not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition or results of operations.

 

Although the Company is involved in a variety of legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business, a large portion of the Company’s litigation arises in the following contexts: commercial disputes; defamation matters; employment and benefits related claims; governmental fines; intellectual property claims; and tax disputes.

 

Los Angeles Litigation

In 2008, Summit Media, LLC, one of the Company’s competitors, sued the City of Los Angeles (the “City”), Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. and CBS Outdoor in Los Angeles Superior Court (Case No. BS116611) challenging the validity of a settlement agreement that had been entered into in November 2006 among the parties. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. had taken down existing billboards and converted 83 existing signs from static displays to digital displays pursuant to modernization permits issued through an administrative process of the City. The Los Angeles Superior Court ruled in January 2010 that the settlement agreement constituted an ultra vires act of the City and nullified its existence, but did not invalidate the modernization permits issued to Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. and CBS. All parties appealed the ruling by the Los Angeles Superior Court to the Court of Appeal for the State of California, Second Appellate District, Division 8. On December 10, 2012, the Court of Appeal issued an order upholding the Superior Court’s finding that the settlement agreement was ultra vires and remanding the case to the Superior Court for the purpose of invalidating the modernization permits issued to Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. and CBS for the digital displays that were the subject of the settlement agreement. On January 22, 2013, Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. filed a petition with the California Supreme Court requesting its review of the matter, and the Supreme Court denied that petition on February 27, 2013. On April 12, 2013, the Los Angeles Superior Court invalidated 82 digital modernization permits issued to Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. (77 of which displays were operating at the time of the ruling) and 13 issued to CBS and ordered that the companies turn off the electrical power to affected digital displays by the close of business on April 15, 2013. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. has complied with the order. On April 16, 2013, the Court conducted further proceedings during which it held that it was not invalidating two additional digital modernization permits that Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. had secured through a special zoning plan and confirmed that its April 12 order invalidated only digital modernization permits – no other types of permits the companies may have secured for the signs at issue. Summit Media, LLC filed a further motion requesting that the Court order the demolition of the 82 sign structures on which the now-invalidated digital signs operated, as well as the invalidation of several other permits for traditional signs allegedly issued under the settlement agreement. At a hearing held on November 22, 2013, the Court denied Summit Media, LLC’s demolition motion by allowing the 82 sign structures and their LED faces to remain intact, thus allowing Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. to seek permits under the existing City sign code to either wrap the LED faces with vinyl or convert the LED faces to traditional static signs. The Court further confirmed the invalidation of all permits issued under the settlement agreement. In anticipation of this order, Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. had removed six static billboard facings solely permitted under the settlement agreement. At a hearing held on January 21, 2014, the Court denied Summit Media, LLC’s motion for attorney’s fees on the basis that Summit Media, LLC had a substantial financial interest in the outcome of the litigation and, therefore, was not entitled to fees under California’s private attorney general statute.  On March 12, 2014, Summit Media, LLC filed notices of appeal of the orders denying Summit Media, LLC’s fee petition and denying in part Summit Media, LLC’s demolition motion.

 

NOTE 6 - GUARANTEES

As of June 30, 2014, the Company had outstanding surety bonds and commercial standby letters of credit of $45.5 million and $113.3 million, respectively, of which $0.2 million of letters of credit were cash secured.  Letters of credit in the amount of $2.0 million are collateral in support of surety bonds and these amounts would only be drawn under the letter of credit in the event the associated surety bonds were funded and the Company did not honor its reimbursement obligation to the issuers. These letters of credit and surety bonds relate to various operational matters including insurance, bid, and performance bonds as well as other items.

 

As of June 30, 2014, the Company had outstanding bank guarantees of $59.5 million related to international subsidiaries, of which $15.8 million were backed by cash collateral.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 7 – CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Company is a party to a management agreement with certain affiliates of the Sponsors and certain other parties pursuant to which such affiliates of the Sponsors will provide management and financial advisory services until 2018.  These agreements require management fees to be paid to such affiliates of the Sponsors for such services at a rate not greater than $15.0 million per year, plus reimbursable expenses.  For the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company recognized management fees and reimbursable expenses of $3.7 million and $4.0 million, respectively.  For the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company recognized management fees and reimbursable expenses of $7.7 million and $8.1 million, respectively.

 

NOTE 8 – STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

The Company reports its noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries as a component of equity separate from the Company’s equity.  The following table shows the changes in stockholder’s deficit attributable to the Company and the noncontrolling interests of subsidiaries in which the Company has a majority, but not total ownership interest:

 

(In thousands)

The Company

  

Noncontrolling

Interests

  

Consolidated

Balances at January 1, 2014

$

(8,942,166)

  

$

 245,531 

  

$

(8,696,635)

  

Net income (loss)

  

 (610,820) 

  

  

 6,651 

  

  

 (604,169) 

  

Dividends and other payments to noncontrolling interests

  

 -   

  

  

 (9,673) 

  

  

 (9,673) 

  

Foreign currency translation adjustments

  

 (9,426) 

  

  

 (5,023) 

  

  

 (14,449) 

  

Unrealized holding gain on marketable securities

  

 598 

  

  

 81 

  

  

 679 

  

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

Other adjustments to comprehensive loss

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

Other, net

  

 705 

  

  

 4,991 

  

  

 5,696 

  

Reclassifications

  

 3,309 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 3,309 

Balances at June 30, 2014

$

(9,557,800)

  

$

242,558 

  

$

(9,315,242)

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Balances at January 1, 2013

$

(8,299,188)

  

$

 303,997 

  

$

(7,995,191)

  

Net income (loss)

  

 (195,801) 

  

  

 6,689 

  

  

 (189,112) 

  

Foreign currency translation adjustments

  

 (57,540) 

  

  

 (11,488) 

  

  

 (69,028) 

  

Unrealized holding gain on marketable securities

  

 15,581 

  

  

 25 

  

  

 15,606 

  

Unrealized holding gain on cash flow derivatives

  

 31,066 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 31,066 

  

Other adjustments to comprehensive loss

  

 (884) 

  

  

 (114) 

  

  

 (998) 

  

Other, net

  

 4,778 

  

  

 (3,964) 

  

  

 814 

  

Reclassifications

  

 (82,320) 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (82,320) 

Balances at June 30, 2013

$

(8,584,308)

  

$

295,145 

  

$

(8,289,163)

 

 

The Company does not have any compensation plans under which it grants awards to employees. CCMH and Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“CCOH”) have granted options to purchase shares of their Class A common stock to certain key individuals, as well as restricted stock and restricted stock units.

 

On July 21, 2014, in accordance with the terms of its charter, a committee of the board of CCOH (1) provided notice of its intent to demand $175 million outstanding under the revolving promissory note with the Company on August 11, 2014 and (2) declared a special cash dividend in aggregate amount equal to $175 million, the payment of which is conditioned upon the satisfaction by the Company of such demand, payable on August 11, 2014 to CCOH’s stockholders of record as of August 4, 2014.  As the indirect parent of CCOH, the Company will be entitled to approximately 88% of the proceeds from such dividend through its wholly-owned subsidiaries.  The remaining approximately 12% of the proceeds from the dividend, or approximately $21 million, will be paid to the public stockholders of CCOH.  The Company will fund the net payment of this $21 million with cash on hand, which will reduce the amount of cash the Company has available to fund its working capital needs, debt service obligations and other obligations.  Following satisfaction of the demand, the balance outstanding under the note will be reduced by $175 million.

 

NOTE 9 – SEGMENT DATA

The Company’s reportable segments, which it believes best reflect how the Company is currently managed, are CCME, Americas

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

(UNAUDITED)

 

outdoor advertising and International outdoor advertising.  Revenue and expenses earned and charged between segments are recorded at estimated fair value and eliminated in consolidation.  The CCME segment provides media and entertainment services via broadcast and digital delivery and also includes the Company’s national syndication business.  The Americas outdoor advertising segment consists of operations primarily in the United States and Canada.  The International outdoor advertising segment primarily includes operations in Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.  The Americas outdoor and International outdoor display inventory consists primarily of billboards, street furniture displays and transit displays.  The Other category includes the Company’s media representation business as well as other general support services and initiatives which are ancillary to the Company’s other businesses.  Corporate includes infrastructure and support, including information technology, human resources, legal, finance and administrative functions of each of the Company’s reportable segments, as well as overall executive, administrative and support functions. Share-based payments are recorded in corporate expenses.

 

The following table presents the Company’s reportable segment results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.

 

(In thousands)

CCME

  

Americas Outdoor Advertising

  

International Outdoor Advertising

  

Other

  

Corporate

and other

reconciling

items

  

Eliminations

  

Consolidated

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Revenue

$

 806,337 

  

$

 319,147 

  

$

 462,058 

  

$

 59,062 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 (16,450) 

  

$

 1,630,154 

Direct operating expenses

  

 225,410 

  

  

 139,734 

  

  

 273,410 

  

  

 6,349 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (1,681) 

  

  

 643,222 

Selling, general and administrative

   expenses

  

 259,193 

  

  

 52,420 

  

  

 87,851 

  

  

 35,882 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (14,769) 

  

  

 420,577 

Corporate expenses

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 82,196 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 82,196 

Depreciation and amortization

  

 61,479 

  

  

 47,523 

  

  

 50,214 

  

  

 8,654 

  

  

 6,192 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 174,062 

Impairment charges

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 4,902 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 4,902 

Other operating loss, net

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (1,628) 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (1,628) 

Operating income (loss)

$

 260,255 

  

$

 79,470 

  

$

 50,583 

  

$

 8,177 

  

$

 (94,918) 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 303,567 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Intersegment revenues

$

 -   

  

$

 1,094 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 15,356 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 16,450 

Capital expenditures

$

 10,391 

  

$

 17,190 

  

$

 36,269 

  

$

 1,080 

  

$

 9,084 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 74,014 

Share-based compensation expense

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 2,782 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 2,782 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Three Months Ended June 30, 2013

Revenue

$

 805,611 

  

$

 335,025 

  

$

 431,846 

  

$

 61,099 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 (15,484) 

  

$

 1,618,097 

Direct operating expenses

  

 226,555 

  

  

 141,813 

  

  

 257,745 

  

  

 6,323 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (2,079) 

  

  

 630,357 

Selling, general and administrative

   expenses

  

 255,945 

  

  

 55,121 

  

  

 77,899 

  

  

 35,781 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (13,405) 

  

  

 411,341 

Corporate expenses

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 77,557 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 77,557 

Depreciation and amortization

  

 68,038 

  

  

 47,041 

  

  

 49,930 

  

  

 9,890 

  

  

 4,835 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 179,734 

Impairment charges

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

Other operating income, net

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 1,113 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 1,113 

Operating income (loss)

$

 255,073 

  

$

 91,050 

  

$

 46,272 

  

$

 9,105 

  

$

 (81,279) 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 320,221 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Intersegment revenues

$

 -   

  

$

 60 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 15,424 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 15,484 

Capital expenditures

$

 21,920 

  

$

 16,756 

  

$

 22,792 

  

$

 2,592 

  

$

 7,000 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 71,060 

Share-based compensation expense

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 5,822 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 5,822 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Revenue

$

 1,476,684 

  

$

 587,904 

  

$

 828,552 

  

$

 110,524 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 (30,962) 

  

$

 2,972,702 

Direct operating expenses

  

 436,164 

  

  

 273,022 

  

  

 521,635 

  

  

 12,736 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (3,840) 

  

  

 1,239,717 

Selling, general and administrative

   expenses

  

 518,348 

  

  

 103,532 

  

  

 169,689 

  

  

 71,958 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (27,122) 

  

  

 836,405 

Corporate expenses

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 154,902 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 154,902 

Depreciation and amortization

  

 124,050 

  

  

 95,121 

  

  

 100,658 

  

  

 17,374 

  

  

 11,730 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 348,933 

Impairment charges

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 4,902 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 4,902 

Other operating loss, net

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (1,463) 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (1,463) 

Operating income (loss)

$

 398,122 

  

$

 116,229 

  

$

 36,570 

  

$

 8,456 

  

$

 (172,997) 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 386,380 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Intersegment revenues

$

 -   

  

$

 2,070 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 28,892 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 30,962 

Capital expenditures

$

 20,684 

  

$

 29,410 

  

$

 61,355 

  

$

 2,886 

  

$

 27,086 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 141,421 

Share-based compensation expense

$

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 5,818 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 5,818 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

Revenue

$

 1,462,177 

  

$

 621,486 

  

$

 795,595 

  

$

 110,318 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 (28,421) 

  

$

 2,961,155 

Direct operating expenses

  

 430,823 

  

  

 278,704 

  

  

 507,045 

  

  

 12,817 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (4,215) 

  

  

 1,225,174 

Selling, general and administrative

   expenses

  

 495,087 

  

  

 109,493 

  

  

 163,088 

  

  

 71,242 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 (24,206) 

  

  

 814,704 

Corporate expenses

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 161,320 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 161,320 

Depreciation and amortization

  

 135,870 

  

  

 95,726 

  

  

 100,923 

  

  

 19,872 

  

  

 9,525 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 361,916 

Impairment charges

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

Other operating income, net

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 -   

  

  

 3,508 

  

  

 -   

  

  

 3,508 

Operating income (loss)

$

 400,397 

  

$

 137,563 

  

$

 24,539 

  

$

 6,387 

  

$

 (167,337) 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 401,549 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Intersegment revenues

$

 -   

  

$

 143 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 28,278 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 28,421 

Capital expenditures

$

 36,164 

  

$

 29,651 

  

$

 48,700 

  

$

 4,695 

  

$

 13,470 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 132,680 

Share-based compensation expense

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 -   

  

$

 11,339 

  

$

 -   

  

$

 11,339 

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ITEM 2.    MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Format of Presentation

Management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations (“MD&A”) should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related footnotes.  Our discussion is presented on both a consolidated and segment basis.  All references in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Clear Channel Communications, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.  Our reportable segments are Media and Entertainment (“CCME”), Americas outdoor advertising (“Americas outdoor” or “Americas outdoor advertising”) and International outdoor advertising (“International outdoor” or “International outdoor advertising”).  Our CCME segment provides media and entertainment services via broadcast and digital delivery and also includes our national syndication business.  Our Americas outdoor and International outdoor segments provide outdoor advertising services in their respective geographic regions using various digital and traditional display types. Included in the “Other” category are our media representation business, Katz Media Group, as well as other general support services and initiatives, which are ancillary to our other businesses.  Certain prior-period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the 2014 presentation.

 

We manage our operating segments primarily focusing on their operating income, while Corporate expenses, Other operating income (expense), net, Interest expense, Gain on marketable securities, Equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates, Other income (expense), net and Income tax benefit are managed on a total company basis and are, therefore, included only in our discussion of consolidated results.

 

Our CCME business utilizes several key measurements to analyze performance, including average minute rates and minutes sold. Our CCME revenue is derived primarily from selling advertising time, or spots, on our radio stations, with advertising contracts typically less than one year in duration.  The programming formats of our radio stations are designed to reach audiences with targeted demographic characteristics that appeal to our advertisers.  We also provide streaming content via the Internet, mobile and other digital platforms which reach national, regional and local audiences and derive revenues primarily from selling advertising time with advertising contracts similar to those used by our radio stations.

 

Management typically monitors our Americas outdoor and International outdoor advertising businesses by reviewing the average rates, average revenue per display, occupancy and inventory levels of each of our display types by market.  Our outdoor advertising revenue is derived from selling advertising space on the displays we own or operate in key markets worldwide, consisting primarily of billboards, street furniture and transit displays.  Part of our long-term strategy for our Americas outdoor and International outdoor advertising businesses is to pursue the technology of digital displays, including flat screens, LCDs and LEDs, as additions to traditional methods of displaying our clients’ advertisements. We are currently installing these technologies in certain markets.

 

Our advertising revenue for all of our segments is highly correlated to changes in gross domestic product (“GDP”) as advertising spending has historically trended in line with GDP, both domestically and internationally.  Internationally, our results are impacted by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and economic conditions in the foreign markets in which we have operations.

 

Executive Summary

 

The key developments in our business for the three months ended June 30, 2014 are summarized below:

 

·         Consolidated revenue increased $12.1 million including an increase of $10.5 million from movements in foreign exchange during the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period of 2013.  Excluding foreign exchange impacts, consolidated revenue increased $1.6 million over the comparable three-month period of 2013.

·         CCME revenue increased $0.7 million during the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period of 2013. Increased revenues from traffic and weather services, political revenues and digital revenues were partially offset by lower core terrestrial radio revenues.

·         Americas outdoor revenue decreased $15.9 million including a decrease of $0.8 million from movements in foreign exchange during the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period of 2013.  Excluding foreign exchange impacts, revenue decreased $15.1 million over the comparable three-month period of 2013 primarily driven by lower spending by national accounts and lower airport revenues.

·         International outdoor revenue increased $30.2 million including an increase of $11.3 million from movements in foreign exchange during the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period of 2013.  Excluding foreign exchange impacts, revenue increased $18.9 million over the comparable three-month period of 2013 primarily driven by growth from new contracts in western Europe and growth in emerging markets.

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·         Revenues in our Other category decreased $2.0 million during the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period of 2013 as higher revenues from political advertising were more than offset by declines in non-political advertising revenue in our media representation business.

·         During the second quarter of 2014, we spent $20.5 million on strategic revenue and efficiency initiatives to realign and improve our on-going business operations—an increase of $6.4 million compared to the second quarter of 2013.

·         In May of 2014, CCU Escrow Corporation issued $850 million of 10.0% Senior Notes due 2018 in a private offer.  In June of 2014, CCU Escrow Corporation merged into us and we assumed CCU Escrow Corporation’s obligations under the 10.0% Senior Notes due 2018.  In June of 2014, we used the proceeds from this issuance to redeem $567.1 million aggregate principal amount of our 5.5% Senior Notes due 2014 and $241.0 million aggregate principal amount of our 4.9% Senior Notes due 2015.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Consolidated Results of Operations

The comparison of our results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 to the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 is as follows:

 

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

  

  

  

Six Months Ended

  

  

  

June 30,

  

%

  

June 30,

  

%

  

  

2014 

  

2013 

  

Change

  

2014 

  

2013 

  

Change

Revenue

$

 1,630,154 

  

$

 1,618,097 

  

0.7%

  

$

 2,972,702 

  

$

 2,961,155 

  

0.4%

Operating expenses:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Direct operating expenses (excludes

   depreciation and amortization)

  

 643,222 

  

  

 630,357 

  

2.0%

  

  

 1,239,717 

  

  

 1,225,174 

  

1.2%

  

 Selling, general and administrative expenses

   (excludes depreciation and amortization)

  

 420,577 

  

  

 411,341 

  

2.2%

  

  

 836,405 

  

  

 814,704 

  

2.7%

  

Corporate expenses (excludes depreciation

   and amortization)

  

 82,196 

  

  

 77,557 

  

6.0%

  

  

 154,902 

  

  

 161,320 

  

(4.0%)

  

Depreciation and amortization

  

 174,062 

  

  

 179,734 

  

(3.2%)

  

  

 348,933 

  

  

 361,916 

  

(3.6%)

  

Impairment charges

  

 4,902 

  

  

 -   

  

-

  

  

 4,902 

  

  

 -   

  

-

  

Other operating income (loss), net

  

 (1,628) 

  

  

 1,113 

  

(246.3%)

  

  

 (1,463) 

  

  

 3,508 

  

(141.7%)

Operating income

  

 303,567 

  

  

 320,221 

  

(5.2%)

  

  

 386,380 

  

  

 401,549 

  

(3.8%)

Interest expense

  

 440,605 

  

  

 407,508 

  

  

  

  

 871,719 

  

  

 793,033 

  

  

Gain on marketable securities

  

 -   

  

  

 130,898 

  

  

  

  

 -   

  

  

 130,898