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FairPoint Communications Reports 2011 Second Quarter Results
Aug 08, 2011 (05:08 PM EDT)


Strong Quarter Financially and Operationally

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Consolidated EBITDAR increases to $70.5 million in the quarter on revenue of $262.6 million
  • High-speed Internet subscriber growth accelerates to 5.4% year-over-year versus a 1.9% loss a year earlier
  • Voice access line loss slows to 9.3% year-over-year versus 11.6% a year earlier
  • Net loss improves to $27.1 million versus $54.2 million a year earlier

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) (FairPoint or the Company), a leading provider of communications services, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.  As previously announced, the Company will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its results at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.

"Our momentum continues to build," said Paul H. Sunu, CEO of FairPoint.  "We are pleased with the success our team is achieving on multiple fronts.  Our operating and customer metrics continue to improve.  Our regulatory environment is improving.  We are meeting our network deployment commitments for the broadband and fiber-to-the-tower initiatives.  These efforts are now making their way into the financial results."

High-speed Internet penetration increased to 28.3% of voice access lines at June 30, 2011, following the addition of more than 7,600 subscribers in the quarter.  The Company surpassed 305,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the quarter, reaching an all-time high.  Company-wide, year-over-year voice access line loss slowed for the fifth consecutive quarter to 9.3%.

FairPoint ended the quarter with revenue of $262.6 million and Consolidated EBITDAR(1) of $70.5 million.  The second quarter was favorably impacted by revenue assurance activities, including back-billing, and sustained improvements in service quality.

Operating and Regulatory Highlights

High-speed Internet subscriber growth accelerated to 5.4% year-over-year, compared to a 4.8% increase in the first quarter of 2011 and a 1.9% decline in the second quarter of 2010.  FairPoint added 15,410 high-speed Internet subscribers in the first half of 2011, compared to approximately 140 in the second half of 2010.

Voice access line loss continued to slow as FairPoint lost approximately 22,700 lines in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to approximately 24,900 and approximately 29,100 in the first quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2010, respectively.  As a result, the rate of voice access line loss slowed to 9.3% annually versus 9.6% in the first quarter of 2011 and 11.6% in the second quarter of 2010.

The FairPoint customer experience continues to improve.  Sustained improvements in retail and wholesale service quality, along with a reversal of penalties accrued in earlier periods, benefited the second quarter of 2011.  Retail and wholesale service quality penalties favorably affected revenue in the second quarter of 2011 by $3.4 million, compared to a reduction in revenue of $1.8 million and $3.3 million in the first quarter of 2011 and second quarter of 2010, respectively.

FairPoint continued its northern New England broadband expansion efforts during the quarter and announced the completion of its Vermont regulatory broadband commitment.  With this latest achievement, FairPoint now offers high-speed Internet service to more than 83% of its customers in Maine, more than 85% of its customers in New Hampshire, nearly 90% of its customers in Vermont and more than 90% of its Telecom Group customers throughout the other 15 states in which FairPoint operates.

Earlier this year, FairPoint announced an initial network build that will bring fiber to more than half of the approximately 1,600 wireless communications towers the Company serves in its northern New England service footprint.  As of June 30, 2011, fiber had been placed to more than 400 of these towers.  The Company remains on track to meet its 2011 fiber build commitments.

On June 9, 2011, Gov. Paul LePage of Maine signed into law a bill directing the Maine Public Utilities Commission to develop a plan to reform telecommunications regulation in the state.  The bill sets a state goal of creating a regulatory structure that ensures a level playing field for all telecommunications providers.  FairPoint expects to benefit from this regulatory reform.

Financial Highlights

Second Quarter 2011 as compared to Second Quarter 2010

Revenue was $262.6 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $271.6 million a year earlier.  The decrease was primarily the result of a 9.3% decline in voice access lines year-over-year, which led to decreases in voice services and access revenue.  Partially offsetting the decline were lower service quality penalties, the impact of revenue assurance activities, including back-billing, and a 3.1% increase in data and Internet services revenue.

Operating expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization and reorganization, were $202.8 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $230.3 million a year earlier.  The second quarter of 2010 was unfavorably impacted by a one-time project abandonment charge totaling $12.3 million, which was a Consolidated EBITDAR add-back.  Excluding the impact from project abandonment, the favorable variance of $15.2 million, or 7.0%, was primarily the result of reductions in contracted services and data and voice transport costs.

Consolidated EBITDAR was $70.5 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $72.3 million a year earlier.  Consolidated EBITDAR for the second quarter of 2010 was favorably impacted by the add-back of $8.3 million related to the net effect of a financial restatement.  Although the items related to the financial restatement may have been recurring in nature, FairPoint's credit facility allows the Company to add back the net effect on Consolidated EBITDAR from a financial restatement for any period before Jan. 24, 2011.  Excluding the benefit from this financial restatement add-back, Consolidated EBITDAR for the second quarter of 2010 would have been $64.0 million.  The $6.5 million favorable variance year-over-year is primarily explained by the operating expense reductions offset partially by the decline in revenue discussed above.

Net loss was $27.1 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to a net loss of $54.2 million a year earlier.

Capital expenditures were $52.1 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $62.8 million a year earlier.  FairPoint satisfied its regulatory commitment for broadband expansion in Vermont during the quarter.  Major capital initiatives for the remainder of 2011 include the continued expansion of the VantagePoint(sm) network, the fiber-to-the-tower build, regulatory broadband commitments in Maine and New Hampshire, information technology improvements and enhancements, success-based capital projects for targeted revenue opportunities, and network and facilities maintenance.

Second Quarter 2011 as compared to First Quarter 2011

Revenue was $262.6 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $254.8 million in the first quarter of 2011.  The favorable variance is primarily attributable to the $5.2 million change in service quality penalties discussed above and revenue assurance activities, including back-billing, during the second quarter of 2011.

Operating expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization and reorganization, decreased $13.8 million to $202.8 million as compared to $216.6 million in the first quarter of 2011.  The favorable variance is primarily attributable to the $13.5 million vacation accrual booked in the first quarter of 2011.

Consolidated EBITDAR increased $21.4 million to $70.5 million as compared to $49.1 million in the first quarter of 2011.  The first quarter of 2011 was unfavorably impacted by the $13.5 million annual vacation expense.  Adjusting for the vacation accrual, Consolidated EBITDAR increased $7.9 million versus the first quarter of 2011, which was primarily the result of the revenue increase described above.

Capital expenditures were $52.1 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $53.7 million in the first quarter of 2011.

FairPoint's cash position remained stable at $13.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $15.4 million at the end of the first quarter of 2011.  The Company has not drawn on its $75 million revolving credit facility and as of June 30, 2011, it had $63.0 million available for borrowing, net of $12.0 million outstanding letters of credit.

2011 Guidance

The Company previously provided Consolidated EBITDAR guidance of $260 million to $280 million and remains comfortable with that range.

For purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDAR, FairPoint adds back pension expense net of any cash contributions.  As previously disclosed, FairPoint expects to contribute approximately $6.8 million to its company-sponsored employee pension plan during the third quarter of 2011.

Quarterly Report

The information in this press release should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and footnotes contained in the Company's quarterly report for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, which will be filed with the SEC on or prior to Aug. 15, 2011. The Company's results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, are subject to the completion of its quarterly report for such period.

Fresh Start Accounting

On Jan. 24, 2011, the Company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and its Plan of Reorganization became effective.  For purposes of generally accepted accounting principles, the Company adopted fresh start accounting as of Jan. 24, 2011, whereby the Company's assets and liabilities were marked to their fair value as of the date of emergence.  Accordingly, the Company's condensed consolidated statements of financial position and operations for periods after Jan. 24, 2011, will not be comparable in many respects to periods prior to the adoption of fresh start accounting.

Conference Call Information

As previously announced, FairPoint will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its second quarter 2011 results at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.

Participants should call (866) 314-5232 (US/Canada) or (617) 213-8052 (international) at 9:20 a.m. (EDT) and enter the passcode 53808235 when prompted.   The title of the call is the Q2 2011 FairPoint Communications, Inc. Earnings Conference Call.

A telephonic replay will be available for anyone unable to participate in the live call. To access the replay, call (888) 286-8010 (US/Canada) or (617) 801-6888 (international) and enter the passcode 70917035 when prompted.  The recording will be available from Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) through Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

A live broadcast of the earnings conference call will be available online at www.FairPoint.com/investors. An online replay will be available shortly thereafter.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures, including but not limited to Consolidated EBITDAR and adjustments to GAAP measures to exclude the effect of special items. Management believes that Consolidated EBITDAR may be useful to investors in assessing the Company's operating performance and its ability to meet its debt service requirements, and the maintenance covenants contained in the Company's credit facility are based on Consolidated EBITDAR.  In addition, management believes that the adjustments to GAAP measures to exclude the effect of special items may be useful to investors in understanding period-to-period operating performance and in identifying historical and prospective trends. However, the non-GAAP financial measures, as used herein, are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Furthermore, Consolidated EBITDAR has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation from, or as an alternative to, net income or loss, operating income, cash flow or other combined income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Because of these limitations, Consolidated EBITDAR and related ratios should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to invest in business growth or reduce indebtedness. The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP results and using Consolidated EBITDAR only supplementally.  A reconciliation of Consolidated EBITDAR to net income is contained in the attachments to this press release.

About FairPoint Communications, Inc.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) (www.FairPoint.com) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states.  Through its fast, reliable data network, FairPoint delivers data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. VantagePoint(sm), FairPoint's resilient IP-based network in northern New England, provides business customers a fast, flexible, affordable Ethernet connection.  VantagePoint(sm) supports applications like video conferencing and e-learning. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

Some statements herein are known as "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained herein that are not historical facts. When used herein, the words "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results, events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other factors. You should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based on the information currently available to us and speak only as of the date hereof. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  However, your attention is directed to any further disclosures made on related subjects in the Company's subsequent reports filed with the SEC.

Certain information contained herein may constitute guidance as to projected financial results and the Company's future performance that represents management's estimates as of the date hereof. This guidance, which consists of forward-looking statements, is prepared by the Company's management and is qualified by, and subject to, certain assumptions. Guidance is not prepared with a view toward compliance with published guidelines of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and neither the Company's independent registered public accounting firm nor any other independent expert or outside party compiles or examines the guidance and, accordingly, no such person expresses any opinion or any other form of assurance with respect thereto. Guidance is based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while presented with numerical specificity, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control and are based upon specific assumptions with respect to future business decisions, some of which will change. Management generally states possible outcomes as high and low ranges which are intended to provide a sensitivity analysis as variables are changed but are not intended to represent actual results, which could fall outside of the suggested ranges. The principal reason that the Company releases this data is to provide a basis for management to discuss the Company's business outlook with analysts and investors. The Company does not accept any responsibility for any projections or reports published by any such outside analysts or investors. Guidance is necessarily speculative in nature, and it can be expected that some or all of the assumptions of the guidance furnished by us will not materialize or will vary significantly from actual results. Accordingly, the Company's guidance is only an estimate of what management believes is realizable as of the date hereof. Actual results will vary from the guidance and the variations may be material. Investors should also recognize that the reliability of any forecasted financial data diminishes the farther in the future that the data is forecast. In light of the foregoing, investors are urged to put the guidance in context and not to place undue reliance on it.

(1)  Consolidated EBITDAR means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and restructuring items as defined in the Company's credit facility.  Consolidated EBITDAR is a non-GAAP financial measure.  A reconciliation of Consolidated EBITDAR to net income is contained in the attachments to this press release.

FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010

(in thousands, except share data)


































Successor Company



Predecessor Company








June 30,



December 31,








2011



2010

Assets

(unaudited)




Current assets:









Cash




$

13,058



$

105,497


Restricted cash


37,498




2,420


Accounts receivable, net


119,857




125,170


Materials and supplies


820




22,193


Prepaid expenses


12,270




18,841


Other current assets


1,841




6,092


Deferred income tax, net


33,972




31,400

Total current assets


219,316




311,613

Property, plant and equipment, net


1,772,565




1,859,700

Goodwill





243,189




595,120

Intangible assets, net


151,926




189,247

Prepaid pension asset


3,927




2,960

Debt issue costs, net


2,109




119

Restricted cash



1,026




1,678

Other assets




9,394




13,357

Total assets


$

2,403,452



$

2,973,794














Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)







Liabilities not subject to compromise:








Current portion of long-term debt

$

5,000



$


Current portion of capital lease obligations


1,249




1,321


Accounts payable


73,840




66,557


Claims payable and estimated claims accrual


39,108





Accrued interest payable


183




3


Other accrued liabilities


67,033




63,279



Total current liabilities


186,413




131,160















Capital lease obligations


3,308




3,943


Accrued pension obligation


90,971




92,246


Employee benefit obligations


347,018




344,463


Deferred income taxes


314,842




67,381


Unamortized investment tax credits





4,310


Other long-term liabilities


17,061




12,398


Long-term debt, net of current portion


995,000






Total long-term liabilities


1,768,200




524,741














Total liabilities not subject to compromise


1,954,613




655,901














Liabilities subject to compromise





2,905,311














Total liabilities



1,954,613




3,561,212














Stockholders' equity (deficit):








Predecessor Company common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding 89,440,334 shares at December 31, 2010





894


Additional paid-in capital, Predecessor Company





725,786


Successor Company common stock, $0.01 par value, 37,500,000 shares authorized, 26,195,265 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2011


262





Additional paid-in capital, Successor Company


500,097





Retained deficit


(51,520)




(1,101,294)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss





(212,804)

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)


448,839




(587,418)

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)

$

2,403,452



$

2,973,794



FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three Months ended June 30, 2011, 157 Days ended June 30, 2011,

24 Days ended January 24, 2011 and Three and Six Months ended June 30, 2010

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)











































Successor


Predecessor


Successor











Company


Company


Company


Predecessor Company


Three Months


Three Months


One Hundred Fifty-


Twenty-Four


Six Months


Ended


Ended


Seven Days Ended


Days Ended


Ended


June 30, 2011


June 30, 2010


June 30, 2011


January 24, 2011


June 30, 2010





(Restated)






(Restated)


















Revenues



$

262,636

$

271,563

$

451,038

$

66,378

$

542,364

Operating expenses:












Cost of services and sales, excluding depreciation













and amortization


114,468


133,211


201,641


38,766


270,680


Selling, general and administrative expense, excluding













depreciation and amortization


88,316


97,062


151,798


27,161


190,646


Depreciation and amortization


90,614


71,472


153,393


21,515


142,854


Reorganization related expense


2,510


-


5,246


-


-

Total operating expenses


295,908


301,745


512,078


87,442


604,180

Loss from operations


(33,272)


(30,182)


(61,040)


(21,064)


(61,816)

Other income (expense):












Interest expense


(16,996)


(35,721)


(29,487)


(9,321)


(70,351)


Other





350


105


831


(132)


131

Total other expense


(16,646)


(35,616)


(28,656)


(9,453)


(70,220)

Loss before reorganization items and income taxes


(49,918)


(65,798)


(89,696)


(30,517)


(132,036)

Reorganization items



1,375



897,313


(15,216)

(Loss) income before income taxes


(49,918)


(64,423)


(89,696)


866,796


(147,252)

Income tax benefit (expense)


22,821


10,245


38,176


(279,889)


6,744

Net (loss) income

$

(27,097)

$

(54,178)

$

(51,520)

$

586,907

$

(140,508)



































Weighted average shares outstanding:












Basic





25,652


89,424


25,644


89,424


89,424


Diluted





25,652


89,424


25,644


89,695


89,424


















(Loss) earnings per share:












Basic




$

(1.06)

$

(0.61)

$

(2.01)

$

6.56

$

(1.57)


Diluted




$

(1.06)

$

(0.61)

$

(2.01)

$

6.54

$

(1.57)



FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

157 Days ended June 30, 2011, 24 Days ended January 24, 2011

and the Six Months ended June 30, 2010

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)





































Successor Company



Predecessor Company




One Hundred Fifty-



Twenty-Four


Six Months




Seven Days Ended



Days Ended


Ended



June 30, 2011



January 24, 2011


June 30, 2010








(Restated)

Cash flows from operating activities:









Net (loss) income

$

(51,520)


$

586,907

$

(140,508)

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by









operating activities:










Deferred income taxes


(35,213)



276,204


(6,753)



Provision for uncollectible revenue


10,070



3,454


16,522



Depreciation and amortization


153,393



21,515


142,854



Post-retirement accruals


12,850



2,654


15,911



Pension accruals


4,779



986


4,307



Loss on abandoned projects





12,275



Other non cash items


22



130


1,642



Changes in assets and liabilities arising from operations:











Accounts receivable


(619)



(7,752)


(704)




Prepaid and other assets


4,921



(3,423)


(13,905)




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


7,790



30,258


29,632




Accrued interest payable


183



9,017


67,959




Other assets and liabilities, net


(1,457)



177


(6,697)



Reorganization adjustments:











Non-cash reorganization income


(709)



(917,358)


(20,246)




Claims payable and estimated claims accrual


(55,858)



(1,096)





Restricted cash - cash claims reserve


46,932



(82,764)






Total adjustments


147,084



(667,998)


242,797






Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


95,564



(81,091)


102,289

Cash flows from investing activities:









Net capital additions


(93,369)



(12,477)


(103,222)


Distributions from investments


618




79



Net cash used in investing activities


(92,751)



(12,477)


(103,143)

Cash flows from financing activities:









Loan origination costs


(884)



(1,500)


(1,100)


Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt





5,513


Restricted cash


1,372



34


(467)


Repayment of capital lease obligations


(505)



(201)


(1,043)



Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(17)



(1,667)


2,903



Net change


2,796



(95,235)


2,049

Cash, beginning of period


10,262



105,497


109,355

Cash, end of period

$

13,058


$

10,262

$

111,404















Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:










Capital additions included in accounts payable, claims payable and estimated claims accrual or liabilities subject to compromise at period-end


3,297



1,818


2,431



Reorganization costs paid


16,857



11,110


29,394



FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Supplemental Financial Information

(Unaudited)

($ in thousands)
















2Q11
Reported

1Q11
Reported

4Q10
Reported

3Q10
Restated

2Q10
Restated


Summary Income Statement:















Revenue:







Voice services

$            127,085

$            124,225

$            136,664

$            125,598

$            134,943


Access

93,128

91,358

92,128

95,923

96,182


Data and Internet services

29,849

28,495

27,504

26,691

28,961


Other services

12,574

10,702

11,696

12,418

11,477


Total revenue

262,636

254,780

267,992

260,630

271,563


Operating expenses:







Operating expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization and reorganization

202,784

216,582

211,598

218,177

230,273


Depreciation and amortization

90,614

84,294

74,606

72,364

71,472


Reorganization expense (post-emergence) (1)

2,510

2,736

-

-

-


Total operating expenses

295,908

303,612

286,204

290,541

301,745


Loss from operations

(33,272)

(48,832)

(18,212)

(29,911)

(30,182)


Other income (expense):







Interest expense

(16,996)

(21,812)

(35,187)

(35,358)

(35,721)


Other income (expense), net

350

349

377

2,207

105


Total other income (expense)

(16,646)

(21,463)

(34,810)

(33,151)

(35,616)


Loss before reorganization items and income taxes

(49,918)

(70,295)

(53,022)

(63,062)

(65,798)


Reorganization items (1)

-

897,313

(15,552)

(10,352)

1,375


Income (loss) before income taxes

(49,918)

827,018

(68,574)

(73,414)

(64,423)


Income tax benefit (expense)

22,821

(264,534)

(6,413)

7,330

10,245


Net income (loss)

$             (27,097)

$            562,484

$             (74,987)

$             (66,084)

$             (54,178)










Consolidated EBITDAR Reconciliation:















Net income (loss)

$             (27,097)

$            562,484

$             (74,987)

$             (66,084)

$             (54,178)


Income tax (benefit) expense

(22,821)

264,534

6,413

(7,330)

(10,245)


Interest expense

16,996

21,812

35,187

35,358

35,721


Depreciation and amortization

90,614

84,294

74,606

72,364

71,472


Non-cash pension and OPEB expense (2a)

10,583

10,686

10,992

12,036

9,979


Other non-cash items, net (2b)

(138)

(912,270)

16,096

1,066

(8,509)


Restructuring costs (2c)

2,608

17,326

14,948

11,395

18,788


Restatement impact, net (2d)

-

-

-

1,397

8,307


All other allowed adjustments, net (2e)

(246)

219

732

(999)

959


Consolidated EBITDAR

$              70,499

$              49,085

$              83,987

$              59,203

$              72,294


Consolidated EBITDAR margin

26.8%

19.3%

31.3%

22.7%

26.6%










Select Operating and Financial Metrics:















Residential access lines

680,189

695,916

712,591

734,260

758,005


Business access lines

317,584

322,106

327,812

335,334

340,988


Wholesale access lines (3)

82,231

84,667

87,142

89,035

91,138


Total switched access lines

1,080,004

1,102,689

1,127,545

1,158,629

1,190,131



% change y-o-y

-9.3%

-9.6%

-10.3%

-11.0%

-11.6%



% change q-o-q

-2.1%

-2.2%

-2.7%

-2.6%

-2.4%










High-speed data subscribers (4)

305,155

297,491

289,745

288,891

289,609



% change y-o-y

5.4%

4.8%

0.4%

-1.7%

-1.9%



% change q-o-q

2.6%

2.7%

0.3%

-0.2%

2.0%



penetration of access lines

28.3%

27.0%

25.7%

24.9%

24.3%










Access line equivalents

1,385,159

1,400,180

1,417,290

1,447,520

1,479,740



% change y-o-y

-6.4%

-6.8%

-8.3%

-9.3%

-9.9%



% change q-o-q

-1.1%

-1.2%

-2.1%

-2.2%

-1.6%










Capital expenditures

$              52,121

$              53,725

$              40,868

$              53,705

$              62,815










(1)

Following FairPoint's emergence from Chapter 11 on January 24, 2011, all reorganization items are reported in total operating expenses. 



During Chapter 11, all reorganization items were reported below operating income in Reorganization Items. 


(2)

For purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDAR, FairPoint's new credit facility allows it to adjust for:



a)  aggregate pension and other post-employment benefits expense (OPEB), net of pension contributions and OPEB cash payments in the period, 



b)  other non-cash items except to the extent they will require a cash payment in a future period, 



c)  costs related to the restructuring, including professional fees for advisors and consultants, 



d)  the impact from any restatement of financial statements for the periods ending on or prior to January 24, 2011, and 



e)  other items including success bonuses, severance, non-cash gains/losses, non-operating dividend and interest income and other extraordinary gains/losses. 


(3)

Wholesale access lines include Resale and UNE-P, but exclude UNE-L and special access circuits.


(4)

High-speed data subscribers include DSL, fiber-to-the-home, cable modem and fixed wireless broadband. 



SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.