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Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

x Quarterly Report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2007

OR

 

¨ 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 001-32871

 


LOGO

COMCAST CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

PENNSYLVANIA   27-0000798
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2148

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 665-1700

 


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 twelve months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes x No ¨

 


Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer x                         Accelerated filer ¨                         Non-accelerated filer ¨

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

Yes ¨ No x

As of June 30, 2007, there were 2,073,563,577 shares of our Class A Common Stock, 1,007,601,457 shares of our Class A Special Common Stock and 9,444,375 shares of our Class B Common Stock outstanding.

 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

                Page
Number

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  
  Item 1.  

Financial Statements

   2
    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 (Unaudited)    2
    Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 (Unaudited)    3
    Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 (Unaudited)    4
    Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)    5
  Item 2.  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   24
  Item 3.  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   32
  Item 4.  

Controls and Procedures

   32

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

  
  Item 1.  

Legal Proceedings

   32
  Item 1A.  

Risk Factors

   32
  Item 2.  

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

   32
  Item 4.  

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   33
  Item 6.  

Exhibits

   34

SIGNATURES

   35

 


This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007. This Quarterly Report modifies and supersedes documents filed prior to this Quarterly Report. The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) allows us to “incorporate by reference” information that we file with them, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you directly to those documents. Information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this Quarterly Report. In addition, information that we file with the SEC in the future will automatically update and supersede information contained in this Quarterly Report. Throughout this Quarterly Report, we refer to Comcast Corporation as “Comcast;” Comcast and its consolidated subsidiaries as “we,” “us” and “our;” and Comcast Holdings Corporation as “Comcast Holdings.”

You should carefully review the information contained in this Quarterly Report and particularly consider any risk factors that we set forth in this Quarterly Report and in other reports or documents that we file from time to time with the SEC. In this Quarterly Report, we state our beliefs of future events and of our future financial performance. In some cases, you can identify these so-called “forward-looking statements” by words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” or “continue,” or the negative of those words, and other comparable words. You should be aware that those statements are only our predictions. In evaluating those statements, you should specifically consider various factors, including the risks outlined below. Actual events or our actual results may differ materially from any of our forward-looking statements.

Our businesses may be affected by, among other things, the following:

 

   

all of the services offered by our cable systems face a wide range of competition that could adversely affect our future results of operations

 

 

   

programming expenses are increasing, which could adversely affect our future results of operations

 

 

   

we are subject to regulation by federal, state and local governments, which may impose costs and restrictions

 

 

   

we may face increased competition because of technological advances and new regulatory requirements, which could adversely affect our future results of operations

 

 

   

we face risks arising from the outcome of various litigation matters

 

 

   

acquisitions and other strategic transactions present many risks, and we may not realize the financial and strategic goals that were contemplated at the time of any transaction

 

 

   

our Class B common stock has substantial voting rights and separate approval rights over a number of potentially material transactions and, through his beneficial ownership of the Class B common stock, our Chairman and CEO has considerable influence over our operations

 

 

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PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1: FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(Unaudited)

(in millions, except share data)   June 30,
2007
    December 31,
2006
 

ASSETS

   

Current Assets

   

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 828     $ 1,239  

Investments

    395       1,735  

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $174 and $157

    1,441       1,450  

Other current assets

    878       778  

Total current assets

    3,542       5,202  

Investments

    6,211       8,847  

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $17,629 and $15,506

    22,900       21,248  

Franchise rights

    57,914       55,927  

Goodwill

    14,416       13,768  

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $6,282 and $5,543

    5,165       4,881  

Other noncurrent assets, net

    608       532  
  $ 110,756     $ 110,405  

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   

Current Liabilities

   

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

  $ 2,978     $ 2,862  

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

    3,301       3,032  

Deferred income taxes

    102       563  

Current portion of long-term debt

    458       983  

Total current liabilities

    6,839       7,440  

Long-term debt, less current portion

    27,794       27,992  

Deferred income taxes

    26,533       27,089  

Other noncurrent liabilities

    7,487       6,476  

Minority interest

    278       241  

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 11)

   

Stockholders’ Equity

   

Preferred stock—authorized, 20,000,000 shares; issued, zero

           

Class A common stock, $0.01 par value—authorized, 7,500,000,000 shares; issued, 2,439,024,327 and 2,425,818,710; outstanding, 2,073,563,577 and 2,060,357,960

    24       24  

Class A Special common stock, $0.01 par value—authorized, 7,500,000,000 shares; issued, 1,078,536,221 and 1,120,659,771; outstanding, 1,007,601,457 and 1,049,725,007

    11       11  

Class B common stock, $0.01 par value—authorized, 75,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding, 9,444,375

           

Additional capital

    42,408       42,401  

Retained earnings

    6,951       6,214  

Treasury stock—365,460,750 Class A common shares and 70,934,764 Class A Special common shares

    (7,517 )     (7,517 )

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

    (52 )     34  

Total stockholders’ equity

    41,825       41,167  
  $ 110,756     $ 110,405  

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
(in millions, except per share data)       2007             2006             2007             2006      

Revenues

  $ 7,712     $ 5,908     $ 15,100     $ 11,503  

Costs and Expenses

       

Operating (excluding depreciation)

    2,754       2,130       5,513       4,203  

Selling, general and administrative

    1,946       1,467       3,812       2,889  

Depreciation

    1,252       905       2,477       1,785  

Amortization

    292       233       569       449  
    6,244       4,735       12,371       9,326  

Operating income

    1,468       1,173       2,729       2,177  

Other Income (Expense)

       

Interest expense

    (550 )     (496 )     (1,118 )     (972 )

Investment income (loss), net

    126       14       300       78  

Equity in net (losses) income of affiliates, net

    (16 )     (12 )     (37 )     (21 )

Other income (expense)

    1       85       514       98  
    (439 )     (409 )     (341 )     (817 )

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and minority interest

    1,029       764       2,388       1,360  

Income tax expense

    (453 )     (369 )     (979 )     (516 )

Income from continuing operations before minority interest

    576       395       1,409       844  

Minority interest

    12       4       16       (7 )

Income from continuing operations

    588       399       1,425       837  

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

          61             89  

Net income

  $ 588     $ 460     $ 1,425     $ 926  

Basic earnings per common share

       

Income from continuing operations

  $ 0.19     $ 0.13     $ 0.46     $ 0.26  

Income from discontinued operations

          0.02             0.03  

Net income

  $ 0.19     $ 0.15     $ 0.46     $ 0.29  

Diluted earnings per common share

       

Income from continuing operations

  $ 0.19     $ 0.13     $ 0.45     $ 0.26  

Income from discontinued operations

          0.02             0.03  

Net income

  $ 0.19     $ 0.15     $ 0.45     $ 0.29  

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
(in millions)   2007     2006  

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

   

Net income

  $ 1,425     $ 926  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

   

Depreciation

    2,477       1,785  

Amortization

    569       449  

Depreciation and amortization on discontinued operations

          120  

Share-based compensation expense

    78       96  

Noncash interest expense (income), net

    49       40  

Equity in net losses (income) of affiliates, net

    37       21  

(Gains) losses on investments and noncash other (income) expense, net

    (746 )     (51 )

Proceeds from sale of trading securities

    483        

Noncash contribution expense

    8       5  

Minority interest

    (16 )     7  

Deferred income taxes

    197       (245 )

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures:

   

Change in accounts receivable, net

    72       (61 )

Change in accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

    (80 )     (25 )

Change in other operating assets and liabilities

    (163 )     117  

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

    4,390       3,184  

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

   

Proceeds from borrowings

    590       2,587  

Retirements and repayments of debt

    (1,320 )     (1,905 )

Repurchases of common stock

    (1,252 )     (1,388 )

Issuances of common stock

    334       60  

Other

    52       2  

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    (1,596 )     (644 )

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

   

Capital expenditures

    (3,058 )     (1,854 )

Cash paid for intangible assets

    (229 )     (141 )

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

    (770 )     (550 )

Proceeds from sales of investments

    805       303  

Purchases of investments

    (52 )     (70 )

Proceeds from sales (purchases) of short-term investments

    56       (4 )

Other

    43       (3 )

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

    (3,205 )     (2,319 )

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    (411 )     221  

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

    1,239       947  

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

  $ 828     $ 1,168  

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

Note 1: Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Basis of Presentation

We have prepared these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements based upon Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules that permit reduced disclosure for interim periods.

These financial statements include all adjustments that are necessary for a fair presentation of our results of operations and financial condition for the periods shown, including normal recurring accruals and other items. The results of operations for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year.

For a more complete discussion of our accounting policies and certain other information, refer to our annual financial statements for the preceding fiscal year as filed with the SEC.

Stock Split

In January 2007, our Board of Directors approved a three-for-two stock split in the form of a 50% stock dividend (the “Stock Split”) which was paid on February 21, 2007 to shareholders of record on February 14, 2007. The stock dividend was in the form of an additional 0.5 share for every share held and was payable in shares of Class A common stock on the existing Class A common stock and payable in shares of Class A Special common stock on the existing Class A Special common stock and Class B common stock with cash being paid in lieu of fractional shares. The number of shares outstanding and related prices, per share amounts, share conversions and share-based data have been adjusted to reflect the Stock Split for all prior periods presented.

Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications have been made in our segment presentation to be consistent with our management reporting presentation (see Note 12).

Note 2: Recent Accounting Pronouncements

SFAS No. 159

In February 2007, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities” (“SFAS No. 159”). SFAS No. 159 provides the option to report certain financial assets and liabilities at fair value, with the intent to mitigate volatility in financial reporting that can occur when related assets and liabilities are recorded on different bases. This statement is effective for us beginning January 1, 2008. We do not expect SFAS No. 159 will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

FASB Interpretation No. 48

In July 2006, the FASB issued Financial Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes—an Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109” (“FIN 48”). FIN 48 clarifies the recognition threshold and measurement of a tax position taken on a tax return. FIN 48 also requires expanded disclosure with respect to the uncertainty in income taxes. Effective January 1, 2007, we adopted the provisions of FIN 48. See Note 9 for further detail regarding the adoption of this interpretation.

EITF Issue No. 06-10

In March 2007, the Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) reached a consensus on EITF Issue No. 06-10, “Accounting for Deferred Compensation and Postretirement Benefit Aspects of Collateral Assignment Split-Dollar Life Insurance Arrangements” (“EITF 06-10”). EITF 06-10 provides that an employer should recognize a liability for the

 

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postretirement benefit related to collateral assignment split-dollar life insurance arrangements in accordance with either SFAS No. 106, “Employers’ Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions,” or APB No. 12, “Omnibus Opinion.” Entities should recognize the effects of applying EITF 06-10 through either (i) a change in accounting principle through a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings or to other components of equity or net assets in the statement of financial position as of the beginning of the year of adoption or (ii) a change in accounting principle through retrospective application to all prior periods. The provisions of EITF 06-10 are effective for us as of January 1, 2008 and are not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

Note 3: Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per common share (“Basic EPS”) is computed by dividing income from continuing operations for common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period.

Our potentially dilutive securities include potential common shares related to our stock options and restricted share units. Diluted earnings per common share (“Diluted EPS”) considers the impact of potentially dilutive securities except in periods in which there is a loss because the inclusion of the potential common shares would have an antidilutive effect.

Diluted EPS for both the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 excludes approximately 39 million potential common shares and Diluted EPS for the three and six months ended June 30, 2006 excludes approximately 146 million and 169 million potential common shares, respectively, related to our share-based compensation plans, because the inclusion of the potential common shares would have an antidilutive effect.

The table below reconciles the numerator and denominator of the computations of Diluted EPS from continuing operations for the periods presented:

 

    Three Months Ended June 30,
    2007    2006
(in millions, except per share data)   Income    Shares    Per Share
Amount
   Income    Shares    Per Share
Amount

Basic EPS

  $588    3,113    $0.19    $399    3,168    $0.13

Effect of Dilutive Securities:

                

Assumed exercise or issuance of shares relating to stock plans

        34                16      

Diluted EPS

  $588    3,147    $0.19    $399    3,184    $0.13
    Six Months Ended June 30,
    2007    2006
(in millions, except per share data)   Income    Shares    Per Share
Amount
   Income    Shares    Per Share
Amount

Basic EPS

  $1,425    3,119    $0.46    $837    3,185    $0.26

Effect of Dilutive Securities:

                

Assumed exercise or issuance of shares relating to stock plans

        36                13      

Diluted EPS

  $1,425    3,155    $0.45    $837    3,198    $0.26

Note 4: Acquisitions and Other Significant Events

Texas and Kansas City Cable Partnership

In July 2006, we initiated the dissolution of Texas and Kansas City Cable Partners (“TKCCP”), our 50%-50% cable system partnership with Time Warner Cable (“TWC”). On January 1, 2007, the distribution of assets by TKCCP was completed and we received the cable system serving Houston, Texas (“Houston Asset Pool”) and TWC received the cable systems serving Kansas City, south and west Texas, and New Mexico (“Kansas City Asset Pool”). We accounted for the distribution of assets by TKCCP as a sale of our 50% interest in the Kansas City

 

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Asset Pool in exchange for acquiring an additional 50% interest in the Houston Asset Pool. This transaction resulted in an increase of approximately 700,000 video subscribers. The estimated fair value of the 50% interest of the Houston Asset Pool we received was approximately $1.1 billion and resulted in a pretax gain of approximately $500 million, which is included in other income (expense). We recorded our 50% interest in the Houston Asset Pool as a step acquisition in accordance with SFAS No. 141, “Business Combinations.” The valuation of assets acquired and the estimated gain are based on preliminary valuations. Refinements may occur as these valuations are finalized. The results of operations for the Houston Asset Pool have been included in our consolidated financial statements since the date of the distribution of assets by TKCCP (January 1, 2007) and are reported in our Cable segment. The exchange of our 50% interest in the Kansas City Asset Pool for TWC’s 50% interest in the Houston Asset Pool is considered a noncash investing activity.

Adelphia and Time Warner Transactions

In July 2006, we completed transactions with Adelphia and Time Warner that resulted in a net increase of approximately 1.7 million video subscribers, a net cash payment by us of approximately $1.5 billion, the disposition of our ownership interests in TWC and Time Warner Entertainment (“TWE”) and the assets of two cable system partnerships, and the transfer of our previously owned cable systems in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Dallas (“Comcast Exchange Systems”). We collectively refer to these transactions as the “Adelphia and Time Warner transactions.”

The operating results of the Comcast Exchange Systems transferred to TWC are reported as discontinued operations and are presented in accordance with SFAS No. 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets.” The following represents the operating results of the Comcast Exchange Systems for the three and six months ended June 30, 2006:

 

(in millions)   Three Months Ended
June 30, 2006
   Six Months Ended
June 30, 2006
 

Revenues

  $ 320    $ 626  

Income before income taxes

  $ 54    $ 98  

Income tax benefit (expense)

  $ 7    $ (9 )

Net income

  $ 61    $ 89  

Unaudited Pro Forma Information

The following unaudited pro forma information has been presented as if the Adelphia and Time Warner transactions and the TKCCP transaction each occurred on January 1, 2006. This information is based on historical results of operations, adjusted for purchase price allocations, and is not necessarily indicative of what the results would have been had we operated the cable systems since January 1, 2006.

 

(in millions, except per share data)   Three Months Ended
June 30, 2006
   Six Months Ended
June 30, 2006

Revenues

  $ 6,854    $ 13,361

Income from continuing operations

  $ 427    $ 882

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

  $ 61    $ 89

Net income

  $ 488    $ 971

Basic EPS

  $ 0.15    $ 0.30

Diluted EPS

  $ 0.15    $ 0.30

 

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Note 5: Investments

 

(in millions)   June 30,
2007
   December 31,
2006

Fair value method

    

Cablevision Systems Corporation

  $ 186    $ 146

Discovery Holding Company

    230      161

Embarq Corporation

    6      69

GSI Commerce

    59      48

Liberty Capital

    588      490

Liberty Global

    617      439

Liberty Interactive

    558      539

Sprint Nextel

    41      493

Time Warner, Inc.

    269      1,052

Vodafone

         61

Other

    16      15
    2,570      3,513

Equity method, principally cable-related and SpectrumCo, LLC

    2,375      5,394

Cost method, principally AirTouch

    1,661      1,675

Total investments

    6,606      10,582

Less: current investments

    395      1,735

Noncurrent investments

  $ 6,211    $ 8,847

The cost, fair value and unrealized gains related to our available-for-sale securities, which consist principally of our investment in Time Warner are presented in the following table:

 

(in millions)   June 30,
2007
   December 31,
2006

Cost

  $ 317    $ 936

Unrealized gains

    101      254

Fair value

  $ 418    $ 1,190

Texas and Kansas City Cable Partnership

We accounted for our interest in TKCCP, totaling approximately $3.0 billion, as an equity method investment through January 1, 2007, the date the Houston Asset Pool was distributed to us (see Note 4).

Insight Midwest Partnership

In April 2007, we and Insight Communications (“Insight”) agreed to divide the assets and liabilities of Insight Midwest, LP (“Insight Midwest”), a 50%-50% cable system partnership with Insight. Under the terms of the agreement, we will receive cable systems serving approximately 684,000 video subscribers in Illinois and Indiana, together with approximately $1.34 billion of debt allocated to such cable systems (“Comcast Asset Pool”). Insight will receive cable systems serving approximately 639,000 video subscribers, together with approximately $1.26 billion of debt allocated to such cable systems (“Insight Asset Pool”). We will continue to account for our interest in Insight Midwest as an equity method investment until the Comcast Asset Pool is distributed to us. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary government and other approvals and is expected on or before December 31, 2007. Effective April 1, 2007, we are reporting our share of the earnings and losses of Insight Midwest based solely on the operating results of the Comcast Asset Pool.

 

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Investment Income (Loss), Net

The following table presents the components of investment income (loss), net:

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
(in millions)       2007             2006             2007             2006      

Interest and dividend income

  $ 34     $ 45     $ 90     $ 81  

Gains on sales and exchanges of investments, net

    57       5       99       8  

Investment impairment losses

    (2 )           (3 )      

Unrealized gains (losses) on trading securities and hedged items

    277       (85 )     493       1  

Mark to market adjustments on derivatives related to trading securities and hedged items

    (243 )     48       (419 )     (24 )

Mark to market adjustments on derivatives

    3       1       40       12  

Investment income (loss), net

  $ 126     $ 14     $ 300     $ 78  

Note 6: Goodwill

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by business segment for the six months ended June 30, 2007 are presented in the following table:

 

(in millions)   Cable    Programming     Corporate
and Other
   Total

Balance, December 31, 2006

  $ 12,010    $ 1,441     $ 317    $ 13,768

Settlements or adjustments

    12      (8 )          4

Acquisitions

    489            155      644

Balance, June 30, 2007

  $ 12,511    $ 1,433     $ 472    $ 14,416

Settlements or adjustments are primarily related to valuation refinements related to the Adelphia and Time Warner transactions and the adoption of FIN 48. Acquisitions are primarily related to the acquisition of the Houston Asset Pool and various smaller acquisitions.

Note 7: Long-Term Debt

Borrowings

In May 2007, we issued $575 million principal amount of 6.625% notes due 2056. We used the net proceeds of this offering for the repayment of certain debt obligations, working capital and general corporate purposes.

Redemptions and Repayments

In February 2007, we redeemed $186 million principal amount of 8.15% senior notes due 2032. In March 2007, we redeemed $268 million principal amount of 9.65% debt supporting trust preferred securities due 2027. In April 2007, we repaid a $185 million term loan due 2008. In May 2007, we repaid all $600 million principal amount of 8.375% senior notes at maturity. These redemptions and repayments were funded with available cash and with the proceeds from the May 2007 notes offering.

Note 8: Stockholders’ Equity

Share-Based Compensation

Effective January 1, 2006, we adopted SFAS No. 123R, “Share-Based Payment” (“SFAS No. 123R”), which requires the cost of all share-based payments to employees to be recognized in the financial statements based on their fair values at grant date, or the date of later modification, over the requisite service period.

 

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In connection with the Stock Split, all outstanding share-based awards were modified as required under the terms of our equity plans. This modification did not change the fair value of outstanding awards. Prior to this modification, compensation costs related to awards granted before the adoption of SFAS No. 123R were recognized under an accelerated recognition method. As a result of the Stock Split modification, the remaining unrecognized compensation costs related to all awards are recognized on a straight-line basis over the remaining requisite service period. The impact of this change was not material to our consolidated financial statements.

In March 2007, 12.5 million stock options and 4.9 million restricted share units (“RSUs”) were granted related to our annual management grant program. The fair values associated with these grants were $9.47 per stock option and $25.44 per RSU.

Compensation expense recognized related to stock options and RSU awards is summarized in the table below:

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
(in millions)   2007    2006    2007    2006

Stock options

  $ 27    $ 33    $ 44    $ 67

Restricted share units

    21      17      34      29

Total share-based compensation expense

  $ 48    $ 50    $ 78    $ 96

As of June 30, 2007, there was $293 million and $285 million of unrecognized pretax compensation cost related to nonvested stock options and nonvested RSUs, respectively.

Effective with the March 2007 grant, we are granting net-settled stock options instead of cash-settled stock options. In net- settled stock options, an employee receives the number of shares equal to the number of options being exercised less the number of shares necessary to satisfy the cost to exercise the options and, if applicable, taxes due on exercise based on the fair value of the shares at the exercise date. This change will result in fewer shares issued into the market and no cash proceeds will be received by us upon exercise of options (as compared to options granted prior to the March 2007 grant).

Comprehensive Income

Our total comprehensive income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 is presented in the following table:

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
(in millions)       2007             2006            2007             2006    

Net income

  $ 588     $ 460    $ 1,425     $ 926

Unrealized (losses) gains on marketable securities

    11       18            14

Reclassification adjustments for losses (gains) included in net income

    (53 )     3      (93 )     6

Cumulative translation adjustments

    1            7      

Comprehensive income

  $ 547     $ 481    $ 1,339     $ 946

Note 9: Income Taxes

We adopted the provisions of FIN 48 on January 1, 2007. FIN 48 prescribes the recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of uncertain tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. As a result of this adoption, we recognized a $35 million decrease in our reserves for uncertain tax positions, a $25 million increase in goodwill, a $60 million increase in retained earnings and a reclassification of approximately $960 million between deferred income taxes and other noncurrent liabilities to conform with the balance sheet presentation requirements of FIN 48. Our total uncertain tax positions as of January 1, 2007 were $2.1 billion, excluding the federal benefits on state tax positions that have been recorded as

 

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deferred income taxes; this amount includes a $500 million tax payment for which we are seeking a refund. If we were to recognize the tax benefit for such positions, approximately $550 million would impact our effective tax rate.

We file a consolidated federal income tax return and income tax returns with various states. Our federal and our state income tax return examinations, with limited exceptions, have been completed through 1999. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and various states are currently conducting examinations of our income tax returns for the years 2000 through 2004. The IRS has proposed certain adjustments principally related to certain financing transactions. We are currently evaluating those proposed adjustments, but if the adjustments are accepted or otherwise are sustained, such adjustments would not have a material impact on our effective tax rate. In addition, the statutes of limitations could expire for certain of our state tax returns over the next 12 months, which could result in favorable adjustments to our uncertain tax positions. Such adjustments are not expected to have a material impact on our effective tax rate.

We classify interest and penalties, if any, associated with our uncertain tax positions as a component of income tax expense. As of January 1, 2007, we had accrued approximately $700 million of interest associated with our uncertain tax positions. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, we recognized $30 million and $52 million, respectively, of interest, net of deferred tax benefit, within income tax expense.

Note 10: Statement of Cash Flows—Supplemental Information

As of December 31, 2006, we began presenting our cash overdrafts resulting from checks drawn on zero balance accounts (“book overdrafts”) within accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors. Previously, these book overdrafts were included within cash and cash equivalents. Our financial statements reflect this revised presentation for 2006. Accordingly, the reported amounts of our cash and cash equivalents and accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors increased as of June 30, 2006 by $195 million and net cash provided by operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2006 decreased by $59 million.

The following table presents the cash payments we made for interest and income taxes during the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006:

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
(in millions)       2007            2006            2007            2006    

Interest

  $ 416    $ 410    $ 1,078    $ 910

Income taxes

  $ 613    $ 395    $ 647    $ 411

During the six months ended June 30, 2007, we:

 

   

exchanged our 50% interest in the Kansas City Asset Pool for TWC’s 50% interest in the Houston Asset Pool, which is considered a noncash investing activity

 

 

   

settled the remaining outstanding $49 million face amount of exchangeable notes by delivering approximately 1.8 million of the 2.2 million underlying Vodafone ADRs to the counterparty, which is considered a noncash financing and investing activity

 

 

   

entered into capital leases totaling $42 million, which is considered a noncash investing and financing activity

 

Note 11: Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments

Certain of our subsidiaries support debt compliance with respect to obligations of certain cable television partnerships and investments in which we hold an ownership interest (see Note 5). The obligations expire between May 2008 and March 2011. Although there can be no assurance, we believe that we will not be required to meet our obligations under such commitments. The total notional amount of our commitments was $965 million as of June 30, 2007, at which time there were no quoted market prices for similar agreements.

 

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Contingencies

At Home Cases

Litigation has been filed against us as a result of our alleged conduct with respect to our investment in and distribution relationship with At Home Corporation. At Home was a provider of high-speed Internet services that filed for bankruptcy protection in September 2001. Filed actions are: (i) class action lawsuits against us, AT&T (the former controlling shareholder of At Home and also a former distributor of the At Home service) and others in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging securities law violations and common law fraud in connection with disclosures made by At Home in 2001; and (ii) a lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in the name of At Home by certain At Home bondholders against us, Brian L. Roberts (our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a director), Cox (Cox is also an investor in At Home and a former distributor of the At Home service) and others, alleging breaches of fiduciary duty relating to March 2000 agreements (which, among other things, revised the distributor relationships), and seeking recovery of alleged short-swing profits under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (purported to have arisen in connection with certain transactions relating to At Home stock effected under the March 2000 agreements).

In the Southern District of New York actions (item (i) above), the court dismissed all claims. The plaintiffs appealed this decision, and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the plaintiffs’ appeal and a subsequent petition for rehearing. The Delaware case (item (ii) above) was transferred to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The court dismissed the Section 16(b) claims, and the breach of fiduciary duty claim for lack of federal jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the plaintiffs’ appeal from the decision dismissing the Section 16(b) claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court denied the plaintiffs’ petition for a further appeal. The plaintiffs recommenced the breach of fiduciary duty claim in Delaware Chancery Court. The Court has set a trial date in October 2007.

Under the terms of our 2002 acquisition of AT&T Corp.’s cable business, we are contractually liable for 50% of any liabilities of AT&T in the action described in item (i) above (in which we are also a defendant).

We deny any wrongdoing in connection with the claims that have been made directly against us, our subsidiaries and Brian L. Roberts, and are defending all of these claims vigorously. The final disposition of these claims is not expected to have a material effect on our consolidated financial position, but could possibly be material to our consolidated results of operations of any one period. Further, no assurance can be given that any adverse outcome would not be material to our consolidated financial position.

Patent Litigation

We are a defendant in several unrelated lawsuits claiming infringement of various patents relating to various aspects of our businesses. In certain of these cases other industry participants are also defendants, and also in certain of these cases we expect that any potential liability would be in part or in whole the responsibility of our equipment vendors pursuant to applicable contractual indemnification provisions. To the extent that the allegations in these lawsuits can be analyzed by us at this stage of their proceedings, we believe the claims are without merit and intend to defend the actions vigorously. The final disposition of these claims is not expected to have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, but could possibly be material to our consolidated results of operations of any one period. Further, no assurance can be given that any adverse outcome would not be material to our consolidated financial position.

Antitrust Cases

We are defendants in two purported class actions originally filed in the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, respectively. The potential class in the Massachusetts case is our subscriber base in the “Boston Cluster” area, and the potential class in the Pennsylvania

 

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case is our subscriber base in the “Philadelphia and Chicago Clusters,” as those terms are defined in the complaints. In each case, the plaintiffs allege that certain subscriber exchange transactions with other cable providers resulted in unlawful “horizontal market restraints” in those areas and seek damages pursuant to antitrust statutes, including treble damages.

Our motion to dismiss the Pennsylvania case on the pleadings was denied and a class of “Philadelphia Cluster” subscribers was certified. Plaintiffs are seeking to certify a class for the “Chicago Cluster.” We have moved to dismiss the Massachusetts case, which was recently transferred to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and plaintiffs are seeking to consolidate it with the Pennsylvania case.

We believe the claims in these actions are without merit and are defending the actions vigorously. The final disposition of these claims is not expected to have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, but could possibly be material to our consolidated results of operations of any one period. Further, no assurance can be given that any adverse outcome would not be material to our consolidated financial position.

Other

We are subject to other legal proceedings and claims that arise in the ordinary course of our business. The amount of ultimate liability with respect to such actions is not expected to materially affect our financial position, results of operations or liquidity.

 

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Note 12: Financial Data by Business Segment

Our reportable segments consist of our Cable and Programming businesses. In evaluating the profitability of our segments, the components of net income (loss) below operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization are not separately evaluated by our management. Assets are not allocated to segments for management reporting. Our financial data by business segment is as follows:

 

(in millions)   Cable (a)(b)(c)    Programming(d)    Corporate and
Other(e)(f)(c)
    Eliminations(f)(g)     Total

Three months ended June 30, 2007

           

Revenues(h)

  $ 7,330    $ 334    $ 103     $ (55 )   $ 7,712

Operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization(i)

    3,031      75      (92 )     (2 )     3,012

Depreciation and amortization

    1,471      46      32       (5 )     1,544

Operating income (loss)

    1,560      29      (124 )     3       1,468

Capital Expenditures

    1,586      10      8             1,604

Three months ended June 30, 2006

           

Revenues(h)

  $ 5,599    $ 273    $ 73     $ (37 )   $ 5,908

Operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization(i)

    2,327      59      (74 )     (1 )     2,311

Depreciation and amortization

    1,078      41      23       (4 )     1,138

Operating income (loss)

    1,249      18      (97 )     3       1,173

Capital Expenditures

    915      5      9       47       976

Six months ended June 30, 2007

           

Revenues(h)

  $ 14,328    $ 636    $ 258     $ (122 )   $ 15,100

Operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization(i)

    5,824      140      (187 )     (2 )     5,775

Depreciation and amortization

    2,911      93      52       (10 )     3,046

Operating income (loss)

    2,913      47      (239 )     8       2,729

Capital Expenditures

    3,029      14      15             3,058

Six months ended June 30, 2006

           

Revenues(h)

  $ 10,868    $ 512    $ 202     $ (79 )   $ 11,503

Operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization(i)

    4,432      109      (128 )     (2 )     4,411

Depreciation and amortization

    2,112      82      49       (9 )     2,234

Operating income (loss)

    2,320      27      (177 )     7       2,177

Capital Expenditures

    1,740      13      15       86       1,854

(a)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, Cable segment revenues were derived from the following services:

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
         2007             2006             2007             2006      

Video

  60.9 %   63.1 %   61.6 %   63.6 %

High-speed Internet

  21.7     20.2     21.7     20.2  

Phone

  5.7     3.4     5.4     3.3  

Advertising

  5.4     6.3     5.0     5.8  

Other

  6.3     7.0     6.3     7.1  

Total

  100 %   100 %   100 %   100 %

 

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(b)

Our regional sports and news networks (Comcast SportsNet, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet West, Cable Sports Southeast, MountainWest Sports Network, CN8-The Comcast Network and, effective June 30, 2007, Sports Channel New England and Bay Area SportsNet) are included in our Cable segment.

 

(c)

The 2006 Cable segment and Corporate and Other amounts have been adjusted for segment reclassifications to be consistent with our 2007 management reporting presentation. The adjustments resulted in the reclassification of revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2006 of $13 million and $26 million, respectively, and the reclassification of operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization of $8 million and $17 million, respectively, from our Cable segment to Corporate and Other.

 

(d)

Programming includes our consolidated national programming networks (E!, Style, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4 and AZN Television) and other entertainment-related businesses.

 

(e)

Corporate and Other includes Comcast Spectacor, Comcast Interactive Media, a portion of operating results of our less than wholly owned technology development ventures (see “(f)” below), corporate activities and all other businesses not presented in our Cable or Programming segments.

 

(f)

We consolidate our less than wholly owned technology development ventures, which we control or of which we are considered the primary beneficiary. These ventures are with various corporate partners, such as Motorola and Gemstar. The ventures have been created to share the costs of development of new technologies for set-top boxes and other devices. The results of these entities are included within Corporate and Other. Cost allocations are made to the Cable segment based on our percentage ownership in each entity. The remaining net costs related to the minority corporate partners are included in Corporate and Other.

 

(g)

Included in the Eliminations column are intersegment transactions that our segments enter into with one another. The most common types of transactions are the following:

 

   

our Programming segment generates revenue by selling cable network programming to our Cable segment, which represents a substantial majority of the revenue elimination amount

 

 

   

our Cable segment receives incentives offered by our Programming segment when negotiating programming contracts that are recorded as a reduction of programming expenses

 

 

   

our Cable segment generates revenue by selling the use of satellite feeds to our Programming segment

 

 

(h)

Non-U.S. revenues were not significant in any period. No single customer accounted for a significant amount of our revenue in any period.

 

(i)

To measure the performance of our operating segments, we use operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, excluding impairment charges related to fixed and intangible assets, and gains or losses from the sale of assets, if any. This measure eliminates the significant level of noncash depreciation and amortization expense that results from the capital-intensive nature of our businesses and from intangible assets recognized in business combinations. It is also unaffected by our capital structure or investment activities. We use this measure to evaluate our consolidated operating performance, the operating performance of our operating segments, and to allocate resources and capital to our operating segments. It is also a significant performance measure in our annual incentive compensation programs. We believe that this measure is useful to investors because it is one of the bases for comparing our operating performance with other companies in our industries, although our measure may not be directly comparable to similar measures used by other companies. This measure should not be considered a substitute for operating income (loss), net income (loss), net cash provided by operating activities or other measures of performance or liquidity reported in accordance with GAAP.

 

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Note 13: Condensed Consolidating Financial Information

Comcast Corporation and five of our cable holding company subsidiaries, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC (“CCCL”), Comcast Cable Communications Holdings, Inc. (“CCCH”), Comcast MO Group, Inc. (“Comcast MO Group”), Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC (“CCH”), and Comcast MO of Delaware, LLC (“Comcast MO of Delaware”), fully and unconditionally guarantee each other’s debt securities. Comcast MO Group, CCH and Comcast MO of Delaware are collectively referred to as the “Combined CCHMO Parents.”

Comcast Corporation unconditionally guarantees Comcast Holdings’ ZONES due October 2029 and its 10  5/8% Senior Subordinated Debentures due 2012, both of which were issued by Comcast Holdings. Accordingly, we have included Comcast Holdings’ condensed consolidated information for all periods presented. Our condensed consolidating financial information is presented below:

Comcast Corporation

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

June 30, 2007

 

(in millions)   Comcast
Parent
  CCCL
Parent
  CCCH
Parent
  Combined
CCHMO
Parents
  Comcast
Holdings
  Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
  Elimination
and
Consolidation
Adjustments
    Consolidated
Comcast
Corporation

ASSETS

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 36   $   $   $   $   $ 792   $     $ 828

Investments

                        395           395

Accounts receivable, net

                        1,441           1,441

Other current assets

    29     3                 846           878

Total current assets

    65     3                 3,474           3,542

Investments

                        6,211           6,211

Investments in and amounts due from subsidiaries eliminated upon consolidation

    65,340     31,666     38,992     42,141     24,856     2,132     (205,127 )    

Property and equipment, net

    61         1             22,838           22,900

Franchise rights

                        57,914           57,914

Goodwill

                        14,416           14,416

Other intangible assets, net

                        5,165           5,165

Other noncurrent assets, net

    227     13     18         31     319           608

Total assets

  $ 65,693   $ 31,682   $ 39,011   $ 42,141   $ 24,887   $ 112,469   $ (205,127 )   $ 110,756

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

     

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

  $   $ 1   $   $   $   $ 2,977   $     $ 2,978

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

    675     253     75     98     81     2,119           3,301

Deferred income taxes

                        102           102

Current portion of long-term debt

        349         19         90           458

Total current liabilities

    675     603     75     117     81     5,288           6,839

Long-term debt, less current portion

    15,907     4,052     3,498     3,032     1,011     294           27,794

Deferred income taxes

    6,221                 675     19,637           26,533

Other noncurrent liabilities

    1,065     39             116     6,267           7,487

Minority interest

                        278           278

Stockholders’ Equity

               

Common stock

    35                               35

Other stockholders’ equity

    41,790     26,988     35,438     38,992     23,004     80,705     (205,127 )     41,790

Total stockholders’ equity

    41,825     26,988     35,438     38,992     23,004     80,705     (205,127 )     41,825

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

  $ 65,693   $ 31,682   $ 39,011   $ 42,141   $ 24,887   $ 112,469   $ (205,127 )   $ 110,756

 

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Comcast Corporation

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

December 31, 2006

 

(in millions)   Comcast
Parent
  CCCL
Parent
  CCCH
Parent
  Combined
CCHMO
Parents
  Comcast
Holdings
  Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
  Elimination
and
Consolidation
Adjustments
    Consolidated
Comcast
Corporation

ASSETS

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 77   $   $   $   $   $ 1,162   $     $ 1,239

Investments

                        1,735           1,735

Accounts receivable, net

                        1,450           1,450

Other current assets

    15     1                 762           778

Total current assets

    92     1                 5,109           5,202

Investments

                        8,847           8,847

Investments in and amounts due from subsidiaries eliminated upon consolidation

    62,622     31,152     37,757     41,151     24,250     1,629     (198,561 )    

Property and equipment, net

    17         1             21,230           21,248

Franchise rights

                        55,927           55,927

Goodwill

                        13,768           13,768

Other intangible assets, net

                        4,881           4,881

Other noncurrent assets, net

    176     16     20         31     289           532

Total assets

  $ 62,907   $ 31,169   $ 37,778   $ 41,151   $ 24,281   $ 111,680   $ (198,561 )   $ 110,405

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

     

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

  $ 11   $   $   $   $   $ 2,851   $     $ 2,862

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

    616     247     83     106     69     1,911           3,032

Deferred income taxes

                        563           563

Current portion of long-term debt

        600         242         141           983

Total current liabilities

    627     847     83     348     69     5,466           7,440

Long term-debt, less current portion

    15,358     4,397     3,498     3,046     949     744           27,992

Deferred income taxes

    4,638                 887     21,564           27,089

Other noncurrent liabilities

    1,117     46             76     5,237           6,476

Minority interest

                        241           241

Stockholders’ Equity

               

Common stock

    35                               35

Other stockholders’ equity

    41,132     25,879     34,197     37,757     22,300     78,428     (198,561 )     41,132

Total stockholders’ equity

    41,167     25,879     34,197     37,757     22,300     78,428     (198,561 )     41,167

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

  $ 62,907   $ 31,169   $ 37,778   $ 41,151   $ 24,281   $ 111,680   $ (198,561 )   $ 110,405

 

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Comcast Corporation

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations

For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2007

 

(in millions)   Comcast
Parent
    CCCL
Parent
    CCCH
Parent
    Combined
CCHMO
Parents
    Comcast
Holdings
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Elimination
and
Consolidation
Adjustments
    Consolidated
Comcast
Corporation
 

Revenues

               

Service revenues

  $     $     $     $     $     $ 7,712     $     $ 7,712  

Management fee revenue

    159       54       84       84                   (381 )      
    159       54       84       84             7,712       (381 )     7,712  

Costs and Expenses

               

Operating (excluding depreciation)

                                  2,754             2,754  

Selling, general and administrative

    74       54       84       84       5       2,026       (381 )     1,946  

Depreciation

    2                               1,250             1,252  

Amortization

                                  292             292  
    76       54       84       84       5       6,322       (381 )     6,244  

Operating income (loss)

    83                         (5 )     1,390             1,468  

Other Income (Expense)

               

Interest expense

    (260 )     (91 )     (80 )     (54 )     (23 )     (42 )           (550 )

Investment income (loss), net

    2             5             (38 )     157             126  

Equity in net (losses) income of affiliates, net

    702       474       412       445       418       (19 )     (2,448 )     (16 )

Other income (expense)

    1                                           1  
    445       383       337       391       357       96       (2,448 )     (439 )

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and minority interest

    528       383       337       391       352       1,486       (2,448 )     1,029  

Income tax (expense) benefit

    60       32       27       21       23       (616 )           (453 )

Income (loss) from continuing operations before minority interest

    588       415       364       412       375       870       (2,448 )     576  

Minority interest

                                  12             12  

Net Income (loss)

  $ 588     $ 415     $ 364     $ 412     $ 375     $ 882     $ (2,448 )   $ 588  

 

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QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

 

Comcast Corporation

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations

For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2006

 

(in millions)   Comcast
Parent
    CCCL
Parent
    CCCH
Parent
    Combined
CCHMO
Parents
    Comcast
Holdings
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Elimination
and
Consolidation
Adjustments
    Consolidated
Comcast
Corporation
 

Revenues

               

Service revenues

  $     $     $     $     $     $ 5,908     $     $ 5,908  

Management fee revenue

    126       48       77       77       2             (330 )      
    126       48       77       77       2       5,908       (330 )     5,908  

Costs and Expenses

               

Operating (excluding depreciation)

                                  2,130             2,130  

Selling, general and administrative

    62       48       77       77       3       1,530       (330 )     1,467  

Depreciation

    2                         1       902             905  

Amortization

                            1       232             233  
    64       48       77       77       5       4,794       (330 )     4,735  

Operating income (loss)

    62                         (3 )     1,114             1,173  

Other Income (Expense)

               

Interest expense

    (173 )     (103 )     (82 )     (66 )     (23 )     (49 )           (496 )

Investment income (loss), net

                            55       (41 )           14  

Equity in net (losses) income of affiliates, net

    532       602       580       623       482       41       (2,872 )     (12 )

Other income (expense)

                                  85             85  
    359       499       498       557       514       36       (2,872 )     (409 )

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and minority interest

    421       499       498       557       511       1,150       (2,872 )     764  

Income tax (expense) benefit

    39       36       28       23       (10 )     (485 )           (369 )

Income (loss) from continuing operations before minority interest

    460       535       526       580       501       665       (2,872 )     395  

Minority interest

                                  4             4  

Income from continuing operations

    460       535       526       580       501       669       (2,872 )     399  

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

                                  61             61  

Net Income (loss)

  $ 460     $ 535     $ 526     $ 580     $ 501     $ 730     $ (2,872 )   $ 460  

 

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QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

 

Comcast Corporation

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2007

 

(in millions)   Comcast
Parent
    CCCL
Parent
    CCCH
Parent
    Combined
CCHMO
Parents
    Comcast
Holdings
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Elimination
and
Consolidation
Adjustments
    Consolidated
Comcast
Corporation
 

Revenues

               

Service revenues

  $     $     $     $     $     $ 15,100     $     $ 15,100  

Management fee revenue

    308       105       163       163                   (739 )      
    308       105       163       163             15,100       (739 )     15,100  

Costs and Expenses

               

Operating (excluding depreciation)

                                  5,513             5,513  

Selling, general and administrative

    145       105       163       163       9       3,966       (739 )     3,812  

Depreciation

    3                               2,474             2,477  

Amortization

                                  569             569  
    148       105       163       163       9       12,522       (739 )     12,371  

Operating income (loss)

    160                         (9 )     2,578             2,729  

Other Income (Expense)

               

Interest expense

    (511 )     (189 )     (161 )     (122 )     (47 )     (88 )           (1,118 )

Investment income (loss), net

    2             5             (47 )     340             300  

Equity in net (losses) income of affiliates, net

    1,651       855       1,211       1,291       749       (53 )     (5,741 )     (37 )

Other income (expense)

    2                               512             514  
    1,144       666       1,055       1,169       655       711       (5,741 )     (341 )

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and minority interest

    1,304       666       1,055       1,169       646       3,289       (5,741 )     2,388  

Income tax (expense) benefit

    121       67       56       42       36       (1,301 )           (979 )

Income (loss) from continuing operations before minority interest

    1,425       733       1,111       1,211       682       1,988       (5,741 )     1,409  

Minority interest

                                  16             16  

Net Income (loss)

  $ 1,425     $ 733     $ 1,111     $ 1,211     $ 682     $ 2,004     $ (5,741 )   $ 1,425  

 

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QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

 

Comcast Corporation

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2006

 

(in millions)   Comcast
Parent
    CCCL
Parent
    CCCH
Parent
    Combined
CCHMO
Parents
    Comcast
Holdings
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Elimination
and
Consolidation
Adjustments
    Consolidated
Comcast
Corporation
 

Revenues

               

Service revenues

  $     $     $     $     $     $ 11,503     $     $ 11,503  

Management fee revenue

    246       93       150       150       4             (643 )      
    246       93       150       150       4       11,503       (643 )     11,503  

Costs and Expenses

               

Operating (excluding depreciation)

                                  4,203             4,203  

Selling, general and administrative

    125       93       150       150       7       3,007       (643 )     2,889  

Depreciation

    5                         2       1,778             1,785  

Amortization

                            4       445             449  
    130       93       150       150       13       9,433       (643 )     9,326  

Operating income (loss)

    116                         (9 )     2,070             2,177  

Other Income (Expense)

               

Interest expense

    (322 )     (207 )     (164 )     (136 )     (46 )     (97 )           (972 )

Investment income (loss), net

                            25       53             78  

Equity in net (losses) income of affiliates, net

    1,060       783       734       822       630       (3 )     (4,047 )     (21 )

Other income (expense)

                                  98             98  
    738       576       570       686       609       51       (4,047 )     (817 )

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and minority interest

    854       576       570       686       600       2,121       (4,047 )     1,360  

Income tax (expense) benefit

    72       72       57       48       11       (776 )           (516 )

Income (loss) from continuing operations before minority interest

    926       648       627       734       611       1,345       (4,047 )     844  

Minority interest

                                  (7 )           (7 )

Income from continuing operations

    926       648       627       734       611       1,338       (4,047 )     837  

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

                                  89             89  

Net Income (loss)

  $ 926     $ 648     $ 627     $ 734     $ 611     $ 1,427     $ (4,047 )   $ 926  

 

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QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

 

Comcast Corporation

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2007

 

(in millions)   Comcast
Parent
    CCCL
Parent
    CCCH
Parent
    Combined
CCHMO
Parents
    Comcast
Holdings
  Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Elimination
and
Consolidation
Adjustments
  Consolidated
Comcast
Corporation
 

Operating Activities

               

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

  $ (246 )   $ (122 )   $ (98 )   $ (100 )   $   $ 4,956     $   $ 4,390  

Financing Activities

               

Proceeds from borrowings

    575                             15           590  

Retirements and repayments of debt

          (600 )           (226 )         (494 )         (1,320 )

Repurchases of common stock

    (1,252 )                                     (1,252 )

Issuances of common stock

    334                                       334  

Other

    6                   (8 )         54           52  

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    (337 )     (600 )           (234 )         (425 )         (1,596 )

Investing Activities

               

Net transactions with affiliates

    584       722       98       334           (1,738 )          

Capital expenditures

    (6 )                           (3,052 )         (3,058 )

Cash paid for intangible assets

                                (229 )         (229 )

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

                                (770 )         (770 )

Proceeds from sales of investments

                                805           805  

Purchases of investments

                                (52 )         (52 )

Proceeds from sales (purchases) of short-term investments, net

                                56           56  

Other

    (36 )                           79           43  

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

    542       722       98       334           (4,901 )         (3,205 )

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

    (41 )                           (370 )         (411 )

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

    77                             1,162           1,239  

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

  $ 36     $     $     $     $  —   $ 792     $  —   $ 828  

 

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QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

 

Comcast Corporation

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2006

 

(in millions)   Comcast
Parent
    CCCL
Parent
    CCCH
Parent
    Combined
CCHMO
Parents
    Comcast
Holdings
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Elimination
and
Consolidation
Adjustments
  Consolidated
Comcast
Corporation
 

Operating Activities

               

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

  $ 102     $ (114 )   $ (117 )   $ (125 )   $ 6     $ 3,432     $   $ 3,184  

Financing Activities

               

Proceeds from borrowings

    2,587                                         2,587  

Retirements and repayments of debt

    (260 )     (619 )           (988 )     (9 )     (29 )         (1,905 )

Repurchases of common stock

    (1,388 )                                       (1,388 )

Issuances of common stock

    60                                         60  

Other

    4                               (2 )         2  

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    1,003       (619 )           (988 )     (9 )     (31 )         (644 )

Investing Activities

               

Net transactions with affiliates

    (1,142 )     733       117       1,113       (7 )     (814 )          

Capital expenditures

    (3 )                             (1,851 )         (1,854 )

Cash paid for intangible assets

                                  (141 )         (141 )

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

                                  (550 )         (550 )

Proceeds from sales of investments

    47                         10       246           303  

Purchases of investments

                                  (70 )         (70 )

Proceeds from sales (purchases) of short-term investments, net

                                  (4 )         (4 )

Other

                                  (3 )         (3 )

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

    (1,098 )     733       117       1,113       3       (3,187 )         (2,319 )

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

    7                               214           221  

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

                                  947           947  

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

  $ 7     $     $     $     $  —     $ 1,161     $  —   $ 1,168  

 

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QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

 

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

Overview

We are the largest cable operator in the United States and offer a variety of consumer entertainment and communication products and services. As of June 30, 2007, our cable systems served approximately 24.1 million video subscribers, 12.4 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 3.5 million phone subscribers and passed approximately 47.9 million homes in 39 states and the District of Columbia. We classify our operations in two reportable segments: Cable and Programming. Our Cable segment manages and operates our cable systems, including video, high-speed Internet and phone services (“cable services”). The majority of our Cable segment revenue is earned from monthly subscriptions for these cable services. Other revenue sources include advertising and the operation of our regional sports and news networks. The Cable segment generates approximately 95% of our consolidated revenues. Our Programming segment consists of our six national programming networks, E!, Style, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, and AZN Television, and other entertainment-related businesses. Revenue from our Programming segment is earned primarily from advertising revenues and from monthly per subscriber license fees paid by cable and satellite distributors.

The comparability of our results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 is impacted by the dissolution of the Texas and Kansas City Cable Partnership (“TKCCP”) in January 2007 and the Adelphia and Time Warner transactions in July 2006. The TKCCP dissolution resulted in the acquisition of a cable system serving approximately 700,000 video subscribers in Houston, Texas and a significant nonoperating gain recognized in connection with the divestiture of our portion of the partnership’s investment in cable systems serving Kansas City, south and west Texas, and New Mexico. The Adelphia and Time Warner transactions resulted in the acquisition of cable systems serving approximately 2.8 million video subscribers and the disposition of our previously owned cable systems located in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Dallas, which are presented as discontinued operations. Other highlights and business developments for the six months ended June 30, 2007 include the following:

 

   

consolidated revenue growth of 31.3% and consolidated operating income growth of 25.4%, both driven by results in our Cable segment

 

 

   

Cable segment revenue growth of 31.8% and growth in operating income before depreciation and amortization of 31.4%, both driven by growth from acquisitions, as well as growth in revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and the success of our triple play offering

 

 

   

repurchase of approximately 47 million shares of our Class A Special common stock pursuant to our Board-authorized share repurchase program for approximately $1.3 billion

 

 

   

agreements to (i) acquire Fandango, an online entertainment site and movie-ticket service, which closed in April 2007, (ii) acquire Rainbow Media Holdings LLC’s 60% interest in Bay Area SportsNet and its 50% interest in Sports Channel New England, expanding our regional sports networks, which closed in June 2007, (iii) divide the assets and liabilities of Insight Midwest partnership that, upon closing of the transaction, will result in our 100% ownership of cable systems serving subscribers in Illinois and Indiana, (iv) acquire the cable systems of Patriot Media serving subscribers in the Central New Jersey area; the Insight Midwest and Patriot Media transactions are subject to closing conditions, including government and other approvals, and are all expected to close by the end of 2007 (refer to Note 4 to our consolidated financial statements for information about acquisitions and other significant events)

 

The discussion below provides further details of these highlights and insights into our consolidated financial statements.

 

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QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

 

Consolidated Operating Results

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
   

Increase /

(Decrease)

    Six Months Ended
June 30,
   

Increase /

(Decrease)

 
(in millions)   2007     2006            2007     2006         

Revenues

  $ 7,712     $ 5,908     30.6 %   $ 15,100     $ 11,503     31.3 %

Costs and expenses

           

Operating, selling, general and administrative (excluding depreciation)

    4,700       3,597     30.7       9,325       7,092     31.5  

Depreciation

    1,252       905     38.4       2,477       1,785     38.8  

Amortization

    292       233     25.0       569       449     26.5  

Operating income

    1,468       1,173     25.3       2,729       2,177     25.4  

Other income (expense) items, net

    (439 )     (409 )   7.6       (341 )     (817 )   (58.3 )

Income from continuing operations before income taxes and minority interest

    1,029       764     34.7       2,388       1,360     75.6  

Income tax expense

    (453 )     (369 )   22.7       (979 )     (516 )   89.6  

Income from continuing operations before minority interest

    576       395     45.9       1,409       844     67.1  

Minority interest

    12       4     n/m       16       (7 )   n/m  

Income from continuing operations

    588       399     47.6       1,425       837     70.3  

Discontinued operations, net of tax

    —         61     n/m       —         89     n/m  

Net income

  $ 588     $ 460     28.0 %   $ 1,425     $ 926     54.0 %

All percentages are calculated based on actual amounts. Minor differences may exist due to rounding.

Consolidated Revenues

Our Cable and Programming segments accounted for substantially all of the increases in consolidated revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006. Cable segment and Programming segment revenues are discussed separately below in “Segment Operating Results.” The remaining changes relate to our other business activities, primarily Comcast Spectacor and growth in Comcast Interactive Media.

Consolidated Operating, Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Our Cable and Programming segments accounted for substantially all of the increases in consolidated operating, selling, general and administrative expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006. Cable segment and Programming segment operating, selling, general and administrative expenses are discussed separately below in “Segment Operating Results.” The remaining changes relate to our other business activities, primarily Comcast Spectacor, whose expenses were negatively affected by player contract termination costs in the first quarter of 2007.

Consolidated Depreciation and Amortization

The increases in depreciation expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006 are primarily a result of the effects of capital expenditures and the depreciation associated with our newly acquired cable systems.

The increases in amortization expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006 are primarily a result of the increase in the amortization expense of our franchise-related customer relationship intangible assets associated with our newly acquired cable systems.

 

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QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

 

Segment Operating Results

Certain adjustments have been made to our 2006 segment presentation to conform to our 2007 management reporting presentation. See Note 12 to our consolidated financial statements for further discussion of these adjustments.

To measure the performance of our operating segments, we use operating income before depreciation and amortization, excluding impairment charges related to fixed and intangible assets, and gains or losses from the sale of assets, if any. This measure eliminates the significant level of noncash depreciation and amortization expense that results from the capital-intensive nature of our businesses and from intangible assets recognized in business combinations. It is also unaffected by our capital structure or investment activities. We use this measure to evaluate our consolidated operating performance and the operating performance of our operating segments, and to allocate resources and capital to our operating segments. It is also a significant performance measure in our annual incentive compensation programs. We believe that this measure is useful to investors because it is one of the bases for comparing our operating performance with that of other companies in our industries, although our measure may not be directly comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Because we use this metric to measure our segment profit or loss, we reconcile it to operating income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) in the business segment footnote to our consolidated financial statements (see Note 12). You should not consider this measure a substitute for operating income (loss), net income (loss), net cash provided by operating activities, or other measures of performance or liquidity we have reported in accordance with GAAP.

Cable Segment Operating Results

The comparability of the results of operations of our Cable segment is impacted by the acquisition of the cable system serving Houston, Texas in January 2007, the Adelphia and Time Warner transactions in July 2006, and the acquisition of the cable systems of Susquehanna Communications in April 2006. We collectively refer to the cable systems acquired in these transactions as the “newly acquired cable systems.” The newly acquired cable systems accounted for approximately $1.0 billion and $2.1 billion of increased revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively.

The tables below present our Cable segment operating results:

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Increase/(Decrease)  
(in millions)       2007            2006        $    %  

Video

  $ 4,465    $ 3,530    $ 935    26.5 %

High-speed Internet

    1,589      1,131      458    40.5  

Phone

    420      193      227    117.8  

Advertising

    399      351      48    13.8  

Other

    250      222      28    12.3  

Franchise fees

    207      172      35    21.2  

Revenues

    7,330      5,599      1,731    30.9  

Operating expenses

    2,576      1,965      611    31.2  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    1,723      1,307      416    31.7  

Operating income before depreciation and amortization

  $ 3,031    $ 2,327    $ 704    30.3 %

 

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    Six Months Ended
June 30,
   Increase/(Decrease)  
(in millions)   2007    2006    $    %  

Video

  $ 8,827    $ 6,911    $ 1,916    27.7 %

High-speed Internet

    3,116      2,192      924    42.2  

Phone

    773      363      410    112.7  

Advertising

    712      627      85    13.6  

Other

    492      439      53    12.3  

Franchise fees

    408      336      72    21.7  

Revenues

    14,328      10,868      3,460    31.8  

Operating expenses

    5,126      3,868      1,258    32.5  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    3,378      2,568      810    31.5  

Operating income before depreciation and amortization

  $ 5,824    $ 4,432    $ 1,392    31.4 %

Cable Segment Revenues

Video    Our video revenues continue to grow due to rate increases, subscriber growth in our digital cable services, including the demand for advanced services such as DVR and HDTV and the addition of our newly acquired systems. During the six months ended June 30, 2007, we added approximately 1.5 million digital cable subscribers. Our newly acquired cable systems contributed approximately $666 million and $1.4 billion to our video revenue growth for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively. As of June 30, 2007, approximately 59% of our 24.1 million video subscribers subscribed to at least one of our digital cable services. In addition, our average monthly video revenue per video subscriber increased to $60.91.

High-Speed Internet    The increase in high-speed Internet revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006 reflects an increase in subscribers and the addition of our newly acquired cable systems. During the six months ended June 30, 2007, we added approximately 900,000 high-speed Internet subscribers. Our newly acquired systems contributed approximately $218 million and $438 million to our high-speed Internet revenue growth for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively. Average monthly revenue per subscriber has remained relatively stable. We expect that the rate of subscriber and revenue growth may slow as the market continues to mature and competition increases.

Phone    We offer two phone services, Comcast Digital Voice, our IP-enabled phone service, and our circuit-switched local phone service. Revenues increased as a result of subscriber growth in our Comcast Digital Voice service, partially offset by the loss of circuit-switched subscribers. During the six months ended June 30, 2007, we added approximately 1.2 million Comcast Digital Voice subscribers. Our newly acquired systems contributed approximately $27 million and $54 million to our phone revenue growth for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively. We expect the number of phone subscribers will grow as we continue to expand Comcast Digital Voice to new markets in 2007. We expect the number of subscribers to our circuit-switched local phone service to continue to decrease as our marketing efforts are now focused on Comcast Digital Voice.

Advertising    The increases in advertising revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006 are due to the addition of our newly acquired cable systems. We expect the impact of the newly acquired cable systems to be the primary driver of the expected increases in revenues for the second half of 2007.

Other    We also generate revenues from our regional sports and news networks, video installation services, commissions from third-party electronic retailing, and fees for other services, such as providing businesses with data connectivity and networked applications.

Franchise Fees    The increases in franchise fees collected from our cable subscribers for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006 are primarily a result of the increase in our revenues upon which the fees apply.

 

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Cable Segment Operating Expenses

Operating expenses increased primarily as a result of growth in subscribers to our cable services and the addition of our newly acquired cable systems. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, our newly acquired cable systems contributed approximately $390 million and $780 million, respectively, to our increases in Cable segment operating expenses. The remaining increases were primarily a result of costs associated with the delivery of these services and additional personnel to handle service calls and provide customer support.

Cable Segment Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased primarily as a result of growth in the number of subscribers to our cable services and the addition of our newly acquired systems. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, our newly acquired cable systems contributed approximately $240 million and $480 million, respectively, to our increases in Cable segment selling, general and administrative expenses. The remaining increases were primarily a result of additional employees needed to provide customer and other administrative services, as well as additional marketing costs associated with attracting new subscribers.

Programming Segment Operating Results

The tables below present our Programming segment operating results:

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Increase/(Decrease)  
(in millions)       2007            2006                $                    %          

Revenues

  $ 334    $ 273    $ 61    22.2 %

Operating, selling, general and administrative expenses

    259      214      45    20.8  

Operating income before depreciation and amortization

  $ 75    $ 59    $ 16    26.9 %
   

Six Months Ended

June 30,

   Increase/(Decrease)  
(in millions)   2007    2006    $    %  

Revenues

  $ 636    $ 512    $ 124    24.3 %

Operating, selling, general and administrative expenses

    496      403      93    23.2  

Operating income before depreciation and amortization

  $ 140    $ 109    $ 31    28.2 %

Programming Segment Revenues

The increases in revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006 are primarily a result of increases in advertising and license fee revenues. For both the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, approximately 13% of our Programming segment revenues were generated from our Cable segment. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2006, approximately 10% and 11%, respectively, of our Programming segment revenues were generated from our Cable segment. These amounts are eliminated in our consolidated financial statements but are included in the amounts presented above.

Programming Segment Operating, Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

The increases in expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006 are primarily a result of an increase in the production of and programming rights costs for new and live-event programming for our cable networks, including the PGA TOUR on The Golf Channel.

 

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Consolidated Other Income (Expense) Items

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
(in millions)       2007             2006             2007             2006      

Interest expense

  $ (550 )   $ (496 )   $ (1,118 )   $ (972 )

Investment income (loss), net

    126       14       300       78  

Equity in net (losses) income of affiliates, net

    (16 )     (12 )     (37 )     (21 )

Other income (expense)

    1       85       514       98  

Total

  $ (439 )   $ (409 )   $ (341 )   $ (817 )

Interest Expense

The increases in interest expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same periods in 2006 are primarily the result of an increase in our average debt outstanding.

Investment Income (Loss), Net

The components of investment income (loss), net for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 are presented in a table in Note 5 to our consolidated financial statements.

Other Income (Expense)

Other income for the six months ended June 30, 2007 consists principally of a pretax gain of approximately $500 million on the sale of our 50% interest in the Kansas City Asset Pool in connection with the TKCCP transaction.

Income Tax Expense

Income tax expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 reflects an income tax rate higher than the federal statutory rate primarily as a result of state income taxes and interest on uncertain tax positions. Our deferred income taxes will be impacted by the enactment of new tax legislation in the state of Michigan in July 2007. Unless it is modified, the new legislation will require us to record additional deferred state income tax expense and liabilities in the third quarter of 2007 related to differences between our recorded book basis and our tax basis, principally related to our acquired indefinite-lived intangible assets. If the Michigan legislation remains unchanged, we expect our 2007 annual effective tax rate to be at the high end of the range of 40% to 45%. Excluding the effects of recording this noncash tax expense, we expect our effective tax rate to be at the low end of this range. We do not expect these deferred taxes to become due and payable in the foreseeable future. Income tax expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2006 reflects an income tax rate higher than the federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes, adjustments to prior year accruals, including related interest, offset by a favorable resolution of certain tax matters.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our businesses generate significant cash flow from operating activities. The proceeds from monetizing our nonstrategic investments have also provided us with a significant source of cash flow. We believe that we will be able to meet our current and long-term liquidity and capital requirements, including fixed charges, through our cash flows from operating activities, existing cash, cash equivalents and investments; through available borrowings under our existing credit facilities; and through our ability to obtain future external financing. We anticipate continuing to use a substantial portion of our cash flow to fund our capital expenditures, invest in business opportunities and repurchase our stock.

Operating Activities

Net cash provided by operating activities was $4.4 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2007, as a result of our operating income before depreciation and amortization, the timing of interest and income tax payments, proceeds from the sale of trading securities and changes in other operating assets and liabilities.

 

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During the six months ended June 30, 2007, the net change in our operating assets and liabilities was a decrease of $171 million. The decrease was the result of a decrease in our accounts receivable of $72 million, a decrease in our accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors of $80 million, and a decrease in other operating assets and liabilities of $163 million.

Financing Activities

Net cash used in financing activities was $1.6 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and consisted principally of our debt repayments of $1.3 billion and repurchases of approximately 47 million shares of our Class A Special common stock for $1.3 billion (recognized on a settlement date or cash basis). These cash outflows were partially offset by cash proceeds received from borrowings of $590 million and the issuance of shares primarily under our share-based compensation plans of $334 million.

We have in the past made and may from time to time in the future make optional repayments on our debt obligations depending on various factors, such as market conditions. These repayments may include repurchases of our outstanding public notes and debentures.

Available Borrowings Under Credit Facilities

We traditionally maintain significant availability under our lines of credit and commercial paper program to meet our short-term liquidity requirements. As of June 30, 2007, amounts available under these facilities totaled approximately $4.5 billion.

Share Repurchase Program

As of June 30, 2007, the maximum dollar value of shares that may be repurchased under our Board-authorized share repurchase program is approximately $1.8 billion. We expect such repurchases to continue from time to time in the open market or in private transactions, subject to market conditions.

See Note 7 to our consolidated financial statements for further discussion of our financing activities.

Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $3.2 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and consisted principally of capital expenditures of $3.1 billion, cash paid for intangible assets of $229 million and acquisitions of $770 million. These cash outflows were partially offset by proceeds received from the sale of investments of $805 million.

Our most significant recurring investing activity has been capital expenditures and we expect that this will continue in the future. More specifically, with respect to the second half of 2007, capital expenditures for digital set-top boxes are expected to be less than in the first half of 2007 (in part because existing inventory levels of low-cost set top boxes are expected to be sufficient to satisfy expected demand for these boxes), even though capital expenditures for purchases of advanced digital set-top boxes are expected to continue during the second half of 2007.

Critical Accounting Judgments and Estimates

The preparation of our consolidated financial statements requires us to make estimates that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and contingent liabilities. We base our judgments on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making estimates about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

We believe our judgments and related estimates associated with the valuation and impairment testing of our cable franchise rights and the accounting for income taxes and legal contingencies are critical in the preparation of our financial statements.

 

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We evaluate the unit of account used to test for impairment of our cable franchise rights periodically to ensure testing is performed at an appropriate level. Prior to 2007, we used our cable regions as the unit of account. Frequent reorganizations of our regions and further management centralization of our cable operations led us to conclude that our cable divisions are more reflective of how we manage and operate the assets and, therefore, are the appropriate unit of account. Consequently, effective April 1, 2007 (our annual impairment testing date), we changed the unit of account to cable divisions from cable regions. We tested for impairment at the region level prior to combining our 29 regions into 5 divisions to confirm that no impairment existed prior to the change.

For a full discussion of our accounting judgments and estimates that we have identified as critical in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements, please refer to our 2006 Form 10-K.

 

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ITEM 3: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

There have been no significant changes to the information required under this item from what was disclosed in our 2006 Form 10-K.

ITEM 4: CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Conclusions regarding disclosure controls and procedures

Our chief executive officer and our co-chief financial officers, after evaluating the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e)) as of the end of the period covered by this report, have concluded, based on the evaluation of these controls and procedures required by paragraph (b) of Exchange Act Rules 13a-15 or 15d-15, that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

Changes in internal control over financial reporting

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by paragraph (d) of Exchange Act Rules 13a-15 or 15d-15 that occurred during our last fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II: OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1: LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

Refer to Note 11 to our consolidated financial statements of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a discussion of recent developments related to our legal proceedings.

ITEM 1A: RISK FACTORS

There have been no significant changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in Item 1A of our 2006 Form 10-K.

ITEM 2: UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

A summary of our repurchases during the three months ended June 30, 2007, under our Board-authorized share repurchase program, on a trade-date basis, is as follows:

Purchases of Equity Securities

 

Period   Total
Number
of Shares
Purchased
   Average Price
per Share
   Total Number of
Shares Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced
Program
   Total Dollars
Purchased
Under
the Program
   Maximum Dollar Value
of Shares that May Yet
Be Purchased Under
the Program(a)

April 1-30, 2007

  787,413    $ 25.94    600,000    $ 15,411,365    $ 2,492,565,100

May 1-31, 2007

  10,610,546    $ 26.61    10,573,156      281,374,742    $ 2,211,190,358

June 1-30, 2007

  17,078,549    $ 27.17    16,750,692      455,057,350    $ 1,756,133,008

Total

  28,476,508    $ 26.93    27,923,848    $ 751,843,457    $ 1,756,133,008

The total number of shares purchased includes 552,660 shares received in the administration of employee share-based compensation plans.

 

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(a)

In 2005, the Board of Directors authorized a $5 billion addition to the existing share repurchase program. Under the authorization, we may repurchase shares in the open market or in private transactions, subject to market conditions. As of June 30, 2007, the maximum dollar value of shares that is available under our Board-authorized share repurchase program is approximately $1.8 billion. The share repurchase program does not have an expiration date.

ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

At our Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 23, 2007, the shareholders approved, or did not approve, the following proposals, in each case consistent with the unanimous recommendations of our Board of Directors (numbers represent the aggregate votes cast, with holders of our Class A Common Stock entitled to 0.1370 votes per share and holders of our Class B Common Stock entitled to 15 votes per share):

To elect the following nominees to serve as our directors for one-year terms.

 

Director   For    Withheld

S. Decker Anstrom

  379,772,771    7,093,865

Kenneth J. Bacon

  383,040,113    3,826,523

Sheldon M. Bonovitz

  379,383,970    7,482,666

Edward D. Breen

  381,396,200    5,470,435

Julian A. Brodsky

  380,438,433    6,428,203

Joseph J. Collins

  382,531,343    4,335,293

J. Michael Cook

  383,016,893    3,849,742

Jeffrey A. Honickman

  383,051,510    3,815,125

Brian L. Roberts

  379,967,530    6,899,106

Ralph J. Roberts

  380,308,518    6,558,118

Dr. Judith Rodin

  379,343,063    7,523,573

Michael I. Sovern

  382,194,735    4,671,901

To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent auditors for the 2007 fiscal year.

 

For   Against   Abstain
380,438,491   3,713,559   2,714,585

To prevent the issuance of new stock options.

 

For   Against   Abstain