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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, 2013

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.)

One Comcast Center, Philadelphia, PA   19103-2838
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 286-1700

 

 

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 filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes x No ¨

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes x No ¨

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

Large accelerated filer x        Accelerated filer ¨        Non-accelerated filer ¨        Smaller reporting company ¨

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, 2013, there were 2,133,605,012 shares of our Class A common stock, 481,862,157 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      1   
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 (Unaudited)      1   
  Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 (Unaudited)      2   
  Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 (Unaudited)      3   
  Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 (Unaudited)      4   
  Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 (Unaudited)      5   
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)      6   

Item 2.

  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      29   

Item 3.

  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk      43   

Item 4.

  Controls and Procedures      43   
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

  Legal Proceedings      44   

Item 1A.

  Risk Factors      44   

Item 2.

  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds      44   

Item 6.

  Exhibits      45   
SIGNATURES        46   

 

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. 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 it, 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, including NBCUniversal Media, LLC (“NBCUniversal”), as “we,” “us” and “our;” Comcast Cable Communications, LLC and its subsidiaries as “Comcast Cable;” Comcast Holdings Corporation as “Comcast Holdings;” and NBCUniversal, LLC as “NBCUniversal Holdings.”

You should carefully review the information contained in this Quarterly Report and particularly consider any risk factors 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,” “believes,” “estimates,” “potential,” or “continue,” or the negative of those words, and other comparable words. You should be aware that these statements are only our predictions. In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors, including the risks outlined below and in other reports we file with the SEC. Actual events or our actual results may differ materially from any of our forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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

 

   

our businesses currently face a wide range of competition, and our businesses and results of operations could be adversely affected if we do not compete effectively

 

 

   

changes in consumer behavior driven by new technologies may adversely affect our businesses

 

 

   

programming expenses for our video services are increasing, which could adversely affect our businesses

 

 

   

we are subject to regulation by federal, state, local and foreign authorities, which may impose additional costs and restrictions on our businesses

 

 

   

weak economic conditions may have a negative impact on our businesses

 

 

   

a decline in advertising expenditures or changes in advertising markets could negatively impact our businesses

 

 

   

NBCUniversal’s success depends on consumer acceptance of its content, which is difficult to predict, and its businesses may be adversely affected if its content fails to achieve sufficient consumer acceptance or our costs to acquire content increase

 

 

   

the loss of NBCUniversal’s programming distribution agreements, or the renewal of these agreements on less favorable terms, could adversely affect its businesses

 

 

   

our businesses depend on keeping pace with technological developments

 

 

   

we rely on network and information systems and other technologies, as well as key properties, and a disruption, cyber attack, failure or destruction of such networks, systems, technologies or properties may disrupt our businesses

 

 

   

our businesses depend on using and protecting certain intellectual property rights and on not infringing the intellectual property rights of others

 

 

   

we may be unable to obtain necessary hardware, software and operational support

 

 

   

labor disputes, whether involving employees or sports organizations, may disrupt our operations and adversely affect our businesses

 

 

   

the loss of key management personnel or popular on-air and creative talent could have an adverse effect on our businesses

 

 

   

sales of DVDs have been declining

 

 

   

we face risks arising from the outcome of various litigation matters

 

 

   

we face risks relating to doing business internationally that could adversely affect our businesses

 

 

   

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 several potentially material transactions, and our Chairman and CEO has considerable influence over our company through his beneficial ownership of our Class B common stock

 


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PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1: FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(Unaudited)

 

(in millions, except share data)   June 30,
2013
    December 31,
2012
 

Assets

   

Current Assets:

   

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 1,389      $ 10,951   

Investments

    3,765        1,464   

Receivables, net

    5,507        5,521   

Programming rights

    859        909   

Other current assets

    1,215        1,146   

Total current assets

    12,735        19,991   

Film and television costs

    4,340        5,054   

Investments

    5,299        6,325   

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $41,089 and $39,425

    28,255        27,232   

Franchise rights

    59,364        59,364   

Goodwill

    27,075        26,985   

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $8,273 and $7,662

    17,440        17,840   

Other noncurrent assets, net

    2,311        2,180   

Total assets

  $ 156,819      $ 164,971   

Liabilities and Equity

   

Current Liabilities:

   

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

  $ 6,077      $ 6,206   

Accrued participations and residuals

    1,625        1,350   

Deferred revenue

    946        851   

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

    7,419        5,931   

Current portion of long-term debt

    2,535        2,376   

Total current liabilities

    18,602        16,714   

Long-term debt, less current portion

    44,114        38,082   

Deferred income taxes

    31,303        30,110   

Other noncurrent liabilities

    12,461        13,271   

Commitments and contingencies (Note 13)

   

Redeemable noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

    853        16,998   

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, 2,499,065,762 and 2,487,739,385; outstanding, 2,133,605,012 and
2,122,278,635

    25        25   

Class A Special common stock, $0.01 par value—authorized, 7,500,000,000 shares; issued, 552,796,921 and 578,704,227; outstanding, 481,862,157 and
507,769,463

    6        6   

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

             

Additional paid-in capital

    38,991        40,547   

Retained earnings

    17,509        16,280   

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)

    77        15   

Total Comcast Corporation shareholders’ equity

    49,091        49,356   

Noncontrolling interests

    395        440   

Total equity

    49,486        49,796   

Total liabilities and equity

  $ 156,819      $ 164,971   

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income

(Unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30
    Six Months Ended
June 30
 
(in millions, except per share data)   2013     2012     2013     2012  

Revenue

  $ 16,270      $ 15,211      $ 31,580      $ 30,089   

Costs and Expenses:

       

Programming and production

    4,968        4,551        9,631        9,287   

Other operating and administrative

    4,570        4,365        9,036        8,610   

Advertising, marketing and promotion

    1,307        1,291        2,454        2,500   

Depreciation

    1,583        1,516        3,149        3,045   

Amortization

    407        409        808        810   
      12,835        12,132        25,078        24,252   

Operating income

    3,435        3,079        6,502        5,837   

Other Income (Expense):

       

Interest expense

    (636     (625     (1,289     (1,265

Investment income (loss), net

    13        8        85        100   

Equity in net income (losses) of investees, net

    23        29        34        32   

Other income (expense), net

    (43     (47     30        (63
      (643     (635     (1,140     (1,196

Income before income taxes

    2,792        2,444        5,362        4,641   

Income tax expense

    (1,048     (811     (1,973     (1,561

Net income

    1,744        1,633        3,389        3,080   

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

    (10     (285     (218     (508

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation

  $ 1,734      $ 1,348      $ 3,171      $ 2,572   

Basic earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

  $ 0.66      $ 0.50      $ 1.20      $ 0.95   

Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

  $ 0.65      $ 0.50      $ 1.19      $ 0.94   

Dividends declared per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

  $ 0.195      $ 0.1625      $ 0.39      $ 0.325   

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30
    Six Months Ended
June 30
 
(in millions)       2013             2012             2013             2012      

Net income

  $ 1,744      $ 1,633      $ 3,389      $ 3,080   

Unrealized gains (losses) on marketable securities, net of deferred taxes of $(59), $—, $(71) and $—

    97               117          

Deferred gains (losses) on cash flow hedges, net of deferred taxes of $(1), $20, $20 and $9

    1        (35     (35     (15

Amounts reclassified to net income:

       

Realized (gains) losses on marketable securities, net of deferred taxes of $—, $—, $12 and $—

                  (23       

Realized (gains) losses on cash flow hedges, net of deferred taxes of $(1), $(10), $(28) and $(1)

    2        17        48        1   

Employee benefit obligations, net of deferred taxes of $(1), $1, $(2) and $1

    2        (3     3        (5

Currency translation adjustments, net of deferred taxes of $9, $2, $14 and $2

    (14     (9     (31     (7

Comprehensive income

    1,832        1,603        3,468        3,054   

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

    (10     (285     (218     (508

Other comprehensive (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

           8        9        8   

Comprehensive income attributable to Comcast Corporation

  $ 1,822      $ 1,326      $ 3,259      $ 2,554   

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

    Six Months Ended
June 30
 
(in millions)       2013               2012        

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

  $ 7,685      $ 7,815   

Investing Activities

   

Capital expenditures

    (2,867     (2,461

Cash paid for intangible assets

    (444     (414

Acquisition of 30 Rockefeller Plaza properties

    (1,311       

Proceeds from sales of businesses and investments

    91        64   

Return of capital from investees

    146        7   

Purchases of investments

    (641     (108

Other

    66        83   

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

    (4,960     (2,829

Financing Activities

   

Proceeds from (repayments of) short-term borrowings, net

    348        (554

Proceeds from borrowings

    2,933          

Repurchases and repayments of debt

    (2,195     (1,692

Repurchases and retirements of common stock

    (1,000     (1,500

Dividends paid

    (942     (741

Issuances of common stock

    24        184   

Purchase of NBCUniversal noncontrolling common equity interest

    (10,761       

Distributions to noncontrolling interests and dividends for redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

    (116     (233

Settlement of Station Venture liability

    (602       

Other

    24        31   

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    (12,287     (4,505

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    (9,562     481   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

    10,951        1,620   

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

  $ 1,389      $ 2,101   

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

(Unaudited)

 

   

Redeemable
Noncontrolling
Interests and
Redeemable
Subsidiary
Preferred

Stock

         Common Stock     Additional
Paid-In
Capital
    Retained
Earnings
    Treasury
Stock at
Cost
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   

Non-

controlling
Interests

    Total
Equity
 
(in millions)       A     A Special     B              

Balance, January 1, 2012

  $ 16,014          $ 25      $ 7      $  —      $ 40,940      $ 13,971      $ (7,517   $ (152   $ 381      $ 47,655   

Stock compensation plans

                361        (127           234   

Repurchases and retirements of common stock

            (1       (583     (916           (1,500

Employee stock purchase plans

                41                41   

Dividends declared

                  (874           (874

Other comprehensive
income (loss)

    (8                     (18       (18

Contributions from (distributions to) noncontrolling interests, net

    (132                       (85     (85

Other

    (44               2              93        95   

Net income (loss)

    449                                            2,572                        59        2,631   

Balance, June 30, 2012

  $ 16,279          $ 25      $ 6      $      $ 40,761      $ 14,626      $ (7,517   $ (170   $ 448      $ 48,179   

Balance, January 1, 2013

  $ 16,998          $ 25      $ 6      $      $ 40,547      $ 16,280      $ (7,517   $ 15      $ 440      $ 49,796   

Stock compensation plans

                296        (212           84   

Repurchases and retirements of common
stock

                (296     (704           (1,000

Employee stock purchase
plans

                49                49   

Dividends declared

                  (1,026           (1,026

Other comprehensive
income (loss)

    (9                     88          88   

Purchase of NBCUniversal
noncontrolling common equity interest

    (17,006               (1,482         (26       (1,508

Redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

    725                         

Contributions from (distributions to) noncontrolling interests, net

    (12                       (84     (84

Other

    (14               (123           (8     (131

Net income (loss)

    171                                            3,171                        47        3,218   

Balance, June 30, 2013

  $ 853          $ 25      $ 6      $      $ 38,991      $ 17,509      $ (7,517   $ 77      $ 395      $ 49,486   

See accompanying 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 on 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 consolidated results of operations, financial condition and cash flows for the periods shown, including normal, recurring accruals and other items. The consolidated results of operations for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year.

The year-end condensed consolidated balance sheet was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). For a more complete discussion of our accounting policies and certain other information, refer to our consolidated financial statements included in our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Reclassifications have been made to our condensed consolidated financial statements for the prior year to conform to classifications used in the current period.

Note 2: Earnings Per Share

Computation of Diluted EPS

 

    Three Months Ended June 30  
    2013      2012  
(in millions, except per share data)   Net Income
Attributable to
Comcast
Corporation
     Shares      Per Share
Amount
     Net Income
Attributable to
Comcast
Corporation
     Shares      Per Share
Amount
 

Basic EPS attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

  $ 1,734         2,631       $ 0.66       $ 1,348         2,687       $ 0.50   

Effect of dilutive securities:

                

Assumed exercise or issuance of shares relating to stock plans

             35                           30            

Diluted EPS attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

  $ 1,734         2,666       $ 0.65       $ 1,348         2,717       $ 0.50   

 

    Six Months Ended June 30  
    2013      2012  
(in millions, except per share data)   Net Income
Attributable to
Comcast
Corporation
     Shares      Per Share
Amount
     Net Income
Attributable to
Comcast
Corporation
     Shares      Per Share
Amount
 

Basic EPS attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

  $ 3,171         2,633       $ 1.20       $ 2,572         2,697       $ 0.95   

Effect of dilutive securities:

                

Assumed exercise or issuance of shares relating to stock plans

             39                           36            

Diluted EPS attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

  $ 3,171         2,672       $ 1.19       $ 2,572         2,733       $ 0.94   

Our potentially dilutive securities include potential common shares related to our stock options and our restricted share units (“RSUs”). Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders (“diluted EPS”) considers the impact of potentially dilutive securities using the treasury stock method. Diluted EPS excludes the impact of potential common shares related to our stock options in periods in which the option exercise price is greater than the average market price of our Class A common stock or our Class A Special common stock, as applicable.

 

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Diluted EPS for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 excludes 18 million and 10 million, respectively, of potential common shares related to our share-based compensation plans, because the inclusion of the potential common shares would have had an antidilutive effect. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, diluted EPS excluded 44 million and 35 million, respectively, of potential common shares.

Note 3: Significant Transactions

On March 19, 2013, we acquired GE’s 49% common equity interest in NBCUniversal Holdings for approximately $16.7 billion (the “Redemption Transaction”). In addition to this transaction, NBCUniversal purchased from GE certain properties it occupies at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and CNBC’s headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey for approximately $1.4 billion.

The total consideration for these transactions consisted of $11.4 billion of cash on hand; $4 billion of senior debt securities issued by NBCUniversal Enterprise, Inc. (“NBCUniversal Enterprise”), a holding company whose principal assets are its interests in NBCUniversal Holdings; $750 million of cash funded through our commercial paper program; $1.25 billion of borrowings under NBCUniversal Enterprise’s credit facility, which replaced NBCUniversal’s credit facility; and $725 million aggregate liquidation preference of Series A cumulative preferred stock of NBCUniversal Enterprise. See Note 7 for additional information on NBCUniversal Enterprise’s senior debt securities and credit facility.

Following the close of the Redemption Transaction, we control and consolidate NBCUniversal Enterprise and own all of its capital stock other than its preferred stock. NBCUniversal Enterprise’s senior debt securities and credit facility are guaranteed by us and four of our wholly owned cable holding company subsidiaries, but are not guaranteed by NBCUniversal. In March 2013, NBCUniversal became a part of our existing cross-guarantee structure. See Note 15 for additional information on our cross-guarantee structure.

After the close of the transaction, GE sold the interests in NBCUniversal Enterprise’s senior debt securities and preferred stock it acquired in the Redemption Transaction to unaffiliated third parties. The preferred stock pays dividends at a fixed rate of 5.25% per annum and the holders have the right to cause NBCUniversal Enterprise to redeem their shares at a price equal to the liquidation preference plus accrued but unpaid dividends for a 30 day period beginning on March 19, 2020 and thereafter on every third anniversary of such date (each such date, a “put date”). Shares of preferred stock can be called for redemption by NBCUniversal Enterprise at a price equal to the liquidation preference plus accrued but unpaid dividends one year following each put date applicable to such shares. Because certain of these redemption provisions are outside of our control, the NBCUniversal Enterprise preferred stock is presented outside of equity under the caption “redeemable noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock” in our condensed consolidated balance sheet. Its initial value was based on the liquidation preference of the preferred stock and is adjusted for accrued but unpaid dividends.

We recognized an increase to our deferred tax liabilities of $1.5 billion primarily due to an increase in our financial reporting basis in the consolidated net assets of NBCUniversal Holdings in excess of the tax basis following the Redemption Transaction. In addition, our condensed consolidated balance sheet now includes certain tax liabilities of NBCUniversal Enterprise related to periods prior to our acquisition of the common stock of NBCUniversal Enterprise for which we have been indemnified by GE and have recorded a related indemnification asset. We also expect to realize additional tax benefits in the future as a result of the Redemption Transaction, which are expected to increase the amounts we have agreed to share with GE. Our expected future payments to GE are accounted for as contingent consideration. See Note 8 for additional information on the fair value of this contingent consideration as of June 30, 2013.

Because we maintained control of NBCUniversal Holdings, the difference between the consideration transferred and the recorded value of GE’s 49% redeemable noncontrolling common equity interest, and the related tax impacts, were recorded to additional paid-in capital. The related tax impacts are preliminary and subject to change as we obtain the information necessary to complete our analysis.

 

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Note 4: Film and Television Costs

 

(in millions)   June 30,
2013
     December 31,
2012
 

Film Costs:

    

Released, less amortization

  $ 1,442       $ 1,472   

Completed, not released

    260         99   

In production and in development

    389         1,048   
    2,091         2,619   

Television Costs:

    

Released, less amortization

    1,130         1,124   

In production and in development

    270         334   
    1,400         1,458   

Programming rights, less amortization

    1,708         1,886   
    5,199         5,963   

Less: Current portion of programming rights

    859         909   

Film and television costs

  $ 4,340       $ 5,054   

Note 5: Investments

 

(in millions)   June 30,
2013
     December 31,
2012
 

Fair Value Method

  $ 5,809       $ 4,493   

Equity Method:

    

The Weather Channel

    328         471   

Other

    754         693   
    1,082         1,164   

Cost Method:

    

AirTouch

    1,545         1,538   

Other

    628         594   
    2,173         2,132   

Total investments

    9,064         7,789   

Less: Current investments

    3,765         1,464   

Noncurrent investments

  $ 5,299       $ 6,325   

Investment Income (Loss), Net

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30
    Six Months Ended
June 30
 
(in millions)       2013             2012             2013             2012      

Gains on sales and exchanges of investments, net

  $ 3      $ 20      $ 38      $ 27   

Investment impairment losses

    (4     (9     (13     (21

Unrealized gains (losses) on securities underlying prepaid forward sale agreements

    247        (28     852        488   

Mark to market adjustments on derivative component of prepaid forward sale agreements and indexed debt instruments

    (239     20        (841     (450

Interest and dividend income

    26        28        56        57   

Other, net

    (20     (23     (7     (1

Investment income (loss), net

  $ 13      $ 8      $ 85      $ 100   

Fair Value Method

As of June 30, 2013, the majority of our fair value method investments were equity securities held as collateral that were related to our obligations under prepaid forward sale agreements.

 

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Prepaid Forward Sale Agreements

 

(in millions)  

June 30,

2013

     December 31,
2012
 

Assets:

    

Fair value equity securities held

  $ 4,787       $ 4,143   

Liabilities:

    

Obligations under prepaid forward sale agreements

  $ 1,142       $ 1,248   

Derivative component of prepaid forward sale agreements

    3,133         2,302   

Total liabilities

  $ 4,275       $ 3,550   

As of June 30, 2013, our prepaid forward sale obligations had an estimated fair value of $4.3 billion. The estimated fair values are based on Level 2 inputs using pricing models whose inputs are derived primarily from or corroborated by observable market data through correlation or other means for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.

Clearwire

In July 2013, in connection with Sprint’s acquisition of Clearwire Corporation (“Clearwire”), Sprint acquired our investment of 89 million Class A shares of Clearwire for $443 million, which also represents the fair value of this investment as of June 30, 2013. The cumulative unrealized gain included in accumulated other comprehensive income as of June 30, 2013 associated with this investment was $443 million, and we expect to recognize this gain in our condensed consolidated statement of income in the third quarter of 2013.

Equity Method

In June 2013, NBCUniversal received a distribution from The Weather Channel Holding Corp. (“The Weather Channel”) of $152 million, of which $128 million was recorded as a return of its investment in The Weather Channel and included under the caption “return of capital from investees” in our condensed consolidated statement of cash flows.

Cost Method

We hold two series of preferred stock of AirTouch Communications, Inc. (“AirTouch”), a subsidiary of Vodafone, which are redeemable in April 2020. As of June 30, 2013, the estimated fair values of the AirTouch preferred stock and the associated liability related to redeemable preferred shares issued by one of our consolidated subsidiaries were $1.7 billion. The estimated fair values are based on Level 2 inputs using pricing models whose inputs are derived primarily from or corroborated by observable market data through correlation or other means for substantially the full term of the financial instruments.

Note 6: Goodwill

 

           NBCUniversal                
(in millions)   Cable
Communications
     Cable
Networks
     Broadcast
Television
     Filmed
Entertainment
     Theme
Parks
     Corporate
and Other
     Total  

Balance, December 31, 2012

  $ 12,206       $ 13,026       $ 761       $ 1       $ 982       $ 9       $ 26,985   

Acquisitions

            17                                         17   

Adjustments

            67         5                         1         73   

Balance, June 30, 2013

  $ 12,206       $ 13,110       $ 766       $ 1       $ 982       $ 10       $ 27,075   

Adjustments to goodwill during the six months ended June 30, 2013 were primarily related to an immaterial correction to the allocation of purchase price associated with the January 2011 NBCUniversal transaction.

 

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Note 7: Long-Term Debt

Long-Term Debt Outstanding

 

(in millions)   Weighted-Average Interest
Rate as of June 30, 2013
    June 30,
2013
     December 31,
2012
 

Commercial paper

    0.330   $ 350       $   

Revolving credit facilities

    1.273     1,250           

Senior notes with maturities of 5 years or less

    4.758     15,358         12,991   

Senior notes with maturities between 6 and 10 years

    4.558     11,534         10,334   

Senior notes with maturities greater than 10 years

    5.999     17,923         16,801   

Other, including capital lease obligations

           234         332   

Total debt

    4.90 %(a)      46,649         40,458   

Less: Current portion

            2,535         2,376   

Long-term debt

          $ 44,114       $ 38,082   

 

(a)

Includes the effects of our derivative financial instruments.

As of June 30, 2013, our debt had an estimated fair value of $51.6 billion. The estimated fair value of our publicly traded debt is based on quoted market values for the debt. To estimate the fair value of debt for which there are no quoted market prices, we use interest rates available to us for debt with similar terms and remaining maturities.

Redemption Transaction

The Redemption Transaction resulted in the consolidation of an additional $4 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes issued by NBCUniversal Enterprise and $1.25 billion of borrowings under the NBCUniversal Enterprise credit facility. The total consideration for the Redemption Transaction also included $750 million of cash funded through our commercial paper program.

The NBCUniversal Enterprise senior notes are comprised of $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.662% senior notes due 2018, $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.974% senior notes due 2019, $700 million aggregate principal amount of floating rate senior notes due 2016 and $700 million aggregate principal amount of floating rate senior notes due 2018. The floating rate senior notes due 2016 and 2018 accrue interest for each quarterly interest period at a rate equal to the three-month London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus 0.537% and 0.685%, respectively.

On March 19, 2013, NBCUniversal Enterprise amended and restated the existing credit agreement of NBCUniversal to, among other things, substitute NBCUniversal Enterprise for NBCUniversal as the sole borrower, reduce the borrowing capacity of the facility from $1.5 billion to $1.35 billion, extend the term of the facility to March 2018 and revise the interest rate on borrowings. The interest rate on the credit facility consists of a base rate plus a borrowing margin that is determined based on our credit rating. As of June 30, 2013, the interest rate was 1.273%.

Debt Borrowings

In January 2013, we issued $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.850% senior notes due 2023, $1.7 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.250% senior notes due 2033 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.500% senior notes due 2043.

Commercial Paper Program

During the six months ended June 30, 2013, borrowings, net of repayments of commercial paper under our commercial paper program, were $350 million. Following the amendments to the NBCUniversal credit agreement, NBCUniversal’s commercial paper program was terminated.

Revolving Credit Facilities

As of June 30, 2013, amounts available under our consolidated revolving credit facilities, net of amounts outstanding under our commercial paper program and undrawn letters of credit, totaled $5.7 billion, which included $100 million available under NBCUniversal Enterprise’s credit facility.

 

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Note 8: Fair Value Measurements

The accounting guidance related to financial assets and financial liabilities (“financial instruments”) establishes a hierarchy that prioritizes fair value measurements based on the types of inputs used for the various valuation techniques (market approach, income approach and cost approach). Level 1 consists of financial instruments whose values are based on quoted market prices for identical financial instruments in an active market. Level 2 consists of financial instruments that are valued using models or other valuation methodologies. These models use inputs that are observable either directly or indirectly. Level 3 consists of financial instruments whose values are determined using pricing models that use significant inputs that are primarily unobservable, discounted cash flow methodologies or similar techniques, as well as instruments for which the determination of fair value requires significant management judgment or estimation. Our financial instruments that are accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis are presented in the table below.

Recurring Fair Value Measures

 

    Fair Value as of  
    June 30, 2013      December 31,
2012
 
(in millions)   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total      Total  

Assets

             

Trading securities

  $ 5,092       $       $       $ 5,092       $ 4,027   

Available-for-sale securities

    596         103         18         717         464   

Interest rate swap agreements

            140                 140         210   

Other

            18                 18         38   

Total

  $ 5,688       $ 261       $ 18       $ 5,967       $ 4,739   

Liabilities

             

Derivative component of prepaid forward sale agreements and indexed debt instruments

  $       $ 3,133       $       $ 3,133       $ 2,305   

Contractual obligations

                    1,105         1,105         1,055   

Contingent consideration

                    689         689         587   

Other

            46                 46         14   

Total

  $       $ 3,179       $ 1,794       $ 4,973       $ 3,961   

Contractual Obligations and Contingent Consideration

The fair values of the contractual obligations and contingent consideration in the table above are primarily based on certain expected future discounted cash flows, the determination of which involves the use of significant unobservable inputs. The most significant unobservable inputs we use are our estimates of the future revenue we expect to generate from certain NBCUniversal entities, which are related to our contractual obligations, and future net tax benefits that will affect payments to GE, which are related to contingent consideration. The discount rates used in the measurements of fair value were between 5% and 14% and are based on the underlying risk associated with our estimate of future revenue, as well as the terms of the respective contracts, and the uncertainty in the timing of our payments to GE. The fair value adjustments to contractual obligations and contingent consideration are sensitive to the assumptions related to future revenue and tax benefits, respectively, as well as to current interest rates, and therefore, the adjustments are recorded to other income (expense), net in our condensed consolidated statement of income.

In May 2013, we entered into an agreement with the counterparty to one of NBCUniversal’s contractual obligations under which, among other things, we will acquire the counterparty’s interests in the related contract. We expect the transaction to close in the fourth quarter of 2013 and following the close of the transaction, the liability associated with this contractual obligation will no longer be recorded on our consolidated balance sheet. The fair value of this contractual obligation as of June 30, 2013 was $383 million.

 

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Changes in Contractual Obligations and Contingent Consideration

 

(in millions)   Contractual
Obligations
    Contingent
Consideration
 

Balance, December 31, 2012

  $ 1,055      $ 587   

Fair value adjustments

    91        16   

Payments

    (41     (85

Redemption Transaction

           171   

Balance, June 30, 2013

  $ 1,105      $ 689   

Nonrecurring Fair Value Measures

We have assets and liabilities that we are required to record at fair value on a nonrecurring basis when certain circumstances occur. In the case of film or stage play production costs, upon the occurrence of an event or change in circumstance that may indicate that the fair value of a production is less than its unamortized costs, we determine the fair value of the production and record an adjustment for the amount by which the unamortized capitalized costs exceed the production’s fair value. The estimate of fair value of a production is determined using Level 3 inputs, primarily an analysis of future expected cash flows. Adjustments to capitalized film production costs of $113 million and $64 million were recorded during the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Note 9: Noncontrolling Interests

Certain of the subsidiaries that we consolidate are not wholly owned. Some of the agreements with the minority partners of these subsidiaries contain redemption features whereby interests held by the minority partners are redeemable either (i) at the option of the holder or (ii) upon the occurrence of an event that is not solely within our control. If interests were to be redeemed under these agreements, we would generally be required to purchase the interest at fair value on the date of redemption. These interests are presented on the balance sheet outside of equity as a component of the caption “redeemable noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock.” Noncontrolling interests and subsidiary preferred stock that do not contain such redemption features are presented in equity.

We acquired GE’s 49% common equity interest in NBCUniversal Holdings, which had previously been presented as a redeemable noncontrolling interest in our condensed consolidated balance sheet. See Note 3 for additional information on the Redemption Transaction. The difference between the consideration transferred and the recorded value of GE’s 49% redeemable noncontrolling common equity interest, as well as the related tax impacts, were recorded to additional paid-in capital. The table below includes the impact of the transaction on our changes in equity.

Changes in Equity

 

    Six Months Ended
June 30
 
(in millions)       2013             2012      

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation

  $ 3,171      $ 2,572   

Transfers from (to) noncontrolling interests:

   

Decrease in Comcast Corporation additional paid-in capital resulting from the purchase of GE’s redeemable noncontrolling common equity interest

    (1,482       

Other

    (1     2   

Changes in equity resulting from net income attributable to Comcast Corporation and transfers from (to) noncontrolling interests

  $ 1,688      $ 2,574   

 

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Note 10: Share-Based Compensation

Our share-based compensation primarily consists of awards of stock options and RSUs to certain employees and directors and is awarded as part of our approach to long-term incentive compensation. Additionally, through our employee stock purchase plans, employees are able to purchase shares of Comcast Class A common stock at a discount through payroll deductions.

In March 2013, we granted 18.4 million stock options and 5.2 million RSUs related to our annual management awards. The weighted-average fair values associated with these grants were $8.80 per stock option and $37.85 per RSU.

Recognized Share-Based Compensation Expense

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30
     Six Months Ended
June 30
 
(in millions)       2013              2012              2013              2012      

Stock options

  $ 36       $ 38       $ 68       $ 67   

Restricted share units

    48         41         86         76   

Employee stock purchase plans

    5         3         11         8   

Total

  $ 89       $ 82       $ 165       $ 151   

As of June 30, 2013, we had unrecognized pretax compensation expense of $384 million and $445 million related to nonvested stock options and nonvested RSUs, respectively.

Note 11: Supplemental Financial Information

Receivables

 

(in millions)   June 30,
    2013    
     December 31,
    2012    
 

Receivables, gross

  $ 5,958       $ 6,026   

Less: Allowance for returns and customer incentives

    250         307   

Less: Allowance for doubtful accounts

    201         198   

Receivables, net

  $ 5,507       $ 5,521   

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

(in millions)   June 30,
    2013    
    June 30,
    2012    
 

Unrealized gains (losses) on marketable securities

  $ 277      $ 22   

Deferred gains (losses) on cash flow hedges

    (54     (125

Unrecognized gains (losses) on employee benefit obligations

    (107     (59

Cumulative translation adjustments

    (39     (8

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of deferred taxes

  $ 77      $ (170

 

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Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

 

    Six Months Ended
June 30
 
(in millions)       2013             2012      

Net income

  $ 3,389      $ 3,080   

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

   

Depreciation and amortization

    3,957        3,855   

Amortization of film and television costs

    4,080        4,156   

Share-based compensation

    213        189   

Noncash interest expense (income), net

    81        105   

Equity in net (income) losses of investees, net

    (34     (32

Cash received from investees

    72        142   

Net (gain) loss on investment activity and other

    (91     (27

Deferred income taxes

    87        41   

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

   

Change in current and noncurrent receivables, net

    58        (16

Change in film and television costs

    (3,330     (4,177

Change in accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

    (87     111   

Change in other operating assets and liabilities

    (710     388   

Net cash provided by operating activities

  $ 7,685      $ 7,815   

Cash Payments for Interest and Income Taxes

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30
     Six Months Ended
June 30
 
(in millions)       2013              2012              2013              2012      

Interest

  $ 515       $ 544       $ 1,132       $ 1,158   

Income taxes

  $ 1,761       $ 904       $ 2,222       $ 1,022   

Noncash Investing and Financing Activities

During the six months ended June 30, 2013:

 

   

we acquired GE’s 49% common equity interest in NBCUniversal Holdings for total consideration of $16.7 billion, which included noncash consideration of $6 billion from the consolidation of NBCUniversal Enterprise that was comprised of $4 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes, $1.25 billion of borrowings under its credit facility and $725 million aggregate liquidation preference of its Series A cumulative preferred stock (see Note 3 for additional information on the Redemption Transaction)

 

 

   

we acquired $573 million of property and equipment and intangible assets that were accrued but unpaid

 

 

   

we recorded a liability of $512 million for a quarterly cash dividend of $0.195 per common share paid in July 2013

 

Note 12: Receivables Monetization

NBCUniversal monetizes certain of its accounts receivable under programs with a syndicate of banks. We account for receivables monetized through these programs as sales in accordance with the appropriate accounting guidance. We receive deferred consideration from the assets sold in the form of a receivable, which is funded by residual cash flows after the senior interests have been fully paid. The deferred consideration is included in receivables, net at its initial fair value, which reflects the net cash flows we expect to receive related to these interests. The accounts receivable we sold that underlie the deferred consideration are generally short-term in nature and, therefore, the fair value of the deferred consideration approximated its carrying value as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012.

 

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NBCUniversal is responsible for servicing the receivables and remitting collections to the purchasers under the monetization programs. NBCUniversal performs this service for a fee that is equal to the prevailing market rate for such services. As a result, no servicing asset or liability has been recorded on our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012. The servicing fees are recorded as a component of other income (expense), net.

The net cash payments on transfers that are included within net cash provided by operating activities in our condensed consolidated statement of cash flows were $178 million and $223 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The receivables monetization program did not have a material effect on our condensed consolidated statement of income for the periods presented.

Receivables Monetized and Deferred Consideration

 

(in millions)   June 30,
    2013    
     December 31,
    2012    
 

Monetized receivables sold

  $ 749       $ 791   

Deferred consideration

  $ 252       $ 274   

In addition to the amounts presented above, we had $730 million and $882 million payable to our monetization programs as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively. These amounts represent cash receipts that were not yet remitted to the monetization programs as of the balance sheet date and are recorded to accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors.

Note 13: Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments

Station Venture

NBCUniversal previously held an equity interest in Station Venture Holdings, LLC (“Station Venture”), a nonconsolidated variable interest entity, and the remaining equity interests in Station Venture were held by LIN TV, Corp. Station Venture was the obligor on an $816 million senior secured note (the “Station Venture note”) that was due in 2023 to General Electric Capital Corporation (“GECC”) as servicer. The Station Venture note, among other things, was collateralized by substantially all of the assets of Station Venture and Station Venture Operations, LP (“Station LP”). Station LP was a less than wholly owned consolidated subsidiary of NBCUniversal. In connection with the acquisition of our controlling interest in NBCUniversal Holdings on January 28, 2011, a liability of $482 million was recorded to noncurrent liabilities in our allocation of purchase price, which represented the fair value of the net assets of Station LP. In February 2013, we closed our agreement with GE, GECC and LIN TV under which, among other things, NBCUniversal purchased the Station Venture note from GECC for $602 million, representing the agreed upon fair value of the assets of Station LP. As of the closing date of the transaction, the $482 million recorded liability was effectively settled, and Station Venture and Station LP became wholly owned subsidiaries of NBCUniversal. We now consolidate Station Venture, and the Station Venture note is eliminated in consolidation. Due to the related party nature of this transaction, the excess of the purchase price of the Station Venture note over the recorded amount of the liability was recorded to additional paid-in capital.

Contingencies

Antitrust Cases

We are defendants in two purported class actions originally filed in December 2003 in the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The potential class in the Massachusetts case, which has been transferred to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, is our customer base in the “Boston Cluster” area, and the potential class in the Pennsylvania case is our customer base in the “Philadelphia and Chicago Clusters,” as those terms are defined in the complaints. In each case, the plaintiffs allege that certain customer exchange transactions with other cable providers resulted in unlawful horizontal market restraints in those areas and seek damages under antitrust statutes, including treble damages.

 

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Classes of Chicago Cluster and Philadelphia Cluster customers were certified in October 2007 and January 2010, respectively. We appealed the class certification in the Philadelphia Cluster case to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the class certification in August 2011 and denied our petition for a rehearing en banc in September 2011. In March 2010, we moved for summary judgment dismissing all of the plaintiffs’ claims in the Philadelphia Cluster. In April 2012, the District Court issued a decision dismissing some of the plaintiffs’ claims, but allowing two claims to proceed to trial. The plaintiffs’ claims concerning the other two clusters are stayed pending determination of the Philadelphia Cluster claims. In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court granted our petition to review the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling and in September 2012, the trial court stayed all proceedings pending resolution of the Supreme Court appeal. In March 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the class had been improperly certified and reversed the judgment of the Third Circuit. The matter has been returned to the District Court for action consistent with the Supreme Court’s opinion.

In addition, we are the defendant in 22 purported class actions filed in federal district courts throughout the country. All of these actions have been consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for pre-trial proceedings. In a consolidated complaint filed in November 2009 on behalf of all plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation, the plaintiffs allege that we improperly “tie” the rental of set-top boxes to the provision of premium cable services in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, various state antitrust laws and unfair/deceptive trade practices acts in California, Illinois and Alabama. The plaintiffs also allege a claim for unjust enrichment and seek relief on behalf of a nationwide class of our premium cable customers and on behalf of subclasses consisting of premium cable customers from California, Alabama, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington. In January 2010, we moved to compel arbitration of the plaintiffs’ claims for unjust enrichment and violations of the unfair/deceptive trade practices acts of Illinois and Alabama. In September 2010, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint alleging violations of additional state antitrust laws and unfair/deceptive trade practices acts on behalf of new subclasses in Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico and West Virginia. In the amended complaint, plaintiffs omitted their unjust enrichment claim, as well as their state law claims on behalf of the Alabama, Illinois and Pennsylvania subclasses. In June 2011, the plaintiffs filed another amended complaint alleging only violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, antitrust law in Washington and unfair/deceptive trade practices acts in California and Washington. The plaintiffs seek relief on behalf of a nationwide class of our premium cable customers and on behalf of subclasses consisting of premium cable customers from California and Washington. In July 2011, we moved to compel arbitration of most of the plaintiffs’ claims and to stay the remaining claims pending arbitration. The West Virginia Attorney General also filed a complaint in West Virginia state court in July 2009 alleging that we improperly “tie” the rental of set-top boxes to the provision of digital cable services in violation of the West Virginia Antitrust Act and the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. The Attorney General also alleges a claim for unjust enrichment/restitution. We removed the case to the United States District Court for West Virginia, and it was subsequently transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and consolidated with the multidistrict litigation described above. In June 2013, a comprehensive settlement agreement for all 23 cases was submitted to the District Court for preliminary approval. Regardless of whether this settlement agreement is approved, we do not expect these cases to have a material effect on our results of operations, cash flows or financial position.

We believe the claims in each of the pending actions described above in this item are without merit and intend to defend the actions vigorously. We cannot predict the outcome of any of the actions described above, including a range of possible loss, or how the final resolution of any such actions would impact our results of operations or cash flows for any one period or our consolidated financial position. In addition, as any action nears a trial, there is an increased possibility that the action may be settled by the parties. Nevertheless, the final disposition of any of the above actions 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 or cash flows for any one period.

Other

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 and technology vendors under applicable contractual indemnification provisions. We are also subject

 

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to other legal proceedings and claims that arise in the ordinary course of our business. While the amount of ultimate liability with respect to such actions is not expected to materially affect our results of operations, cash flows, or financial position, any litigation resulting from any such legal proceedings or claims could be time consuming, costly and injure our reputation.

Note 14: Financial Data by Business Segment

We present our operations in five reportable business segments:

 

   

Cable Communications: Consists of the operations of Comcast Cable, which is the nation’s largest provider of video, high-speed Internet and voice services (“cable services”) to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and we also provide these services to businesses and sell advertising.

 

 

   

Cable Networks: Consists primarily of our national cable networks, our regional sports and news networks, our international cable networks, our cable television production operations, and our related digital media properties.

 

 

   

Broadcast Television: Consists primarily of the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, our NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, our broadcast television production operations, and our related digital media properties.

 

 

   

Filmed Entertainment: Consists primarily of the operations of Universal Pictures, which produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide.

 

 

   

Theme Parks: Consists primarily of our Universal theme parks in Orlando and Hollywood.

 

In evaluating the profitability of our operating segments, the components of net income (loss) below operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization are not separately evaluated by our management. Our financial data by business segment is presented in the tables below.

 

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2013  
(in millions)   Revenue(d)     Operating Income (Loss)
Before Depreciation and
Amortization(e)
    Depreciation and
Amortization
     Operating Income
(Loss)
    Capital
Expenditures
 

Cable Communications(a)

  $ 10,467      $ 4,335      $ 1,623       $ 2,712      $ 1,240   

NBCUniversal

          

Cable Networks

    2,413        860        182         678        24   

Broadcast Television

    1,732        206        26         180        9   

Filmed Entertainment

    1,388        33        3         30        1   

Theme Parks

    546        231        73         158        147   

Headquarters and Other(b)

    9        (137     65         (202     79   

Eliminations(c)

    (93     (2             (2       

NBCUniversal

    5,995        1,191        349         842        260   

Corporate and Other

    136        (119     17         (136     6   

Eliminations(c)

    (328     18        1         17          

Comcast Consolidated

  $ 16,270      $ 5,425      $ 1,990       $ 3,435      $ 1,506   

 

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    Three Months Ended June 30, 2012  
(in millions)   Revenue(d)     Operating Income (Loss)
Before Depreciation and
Amortization(e)
    Depreciation and
Amortization
    Operating Income
(Loss)
    Capital
Expenditures
 

Cable Communications(a)

  $ 9,897      $ 4,101      $ 1,593      $ 2,508      $ 1,124   

NBCUniversal

         

Cable Networks

    2,240        790        182        608        22   

Broadcast Television

    1,552        194        22        172        11   

Filmed Entertainment

    1,231        (83     4        (87     3   

Theme Parks

    539        235        63        172        52   

Headquarters and Other(b)

    11        (155     48        (203     68   

Eliminations(c)

    (69     1        1                 

NBCUniversal

    5,504        982        320        662        156   

Corporate and Other

    130        (90     16        (106     7   

Eliminations(c)

    (320     11        (4     15          

Comcast Consolidated

  $ 15,211      $ 5,004      $ 1,925      $ 3,079      $ 1,287   

 

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2013  
(in millions)   Revenue(d)     Operating Income (Loss)
Before Depreciation and
Amortization(e)
    Depreciation and
Amortization
     Operating Income
(Loss)
    Capital
Expenditures
 

Cable Communications(a)

  $ 20,684      $ 8,554      $ 3,231       $ 5,323      $ 2,334   

NBCUniversal

          

Cable Networks

    4,638        1,719        366         1,353        48   

Broadcast Television

    3,249        171        51         120        17   

Filmed Entertainment

    2,604        102        7         95        3   

Theme Parks

    1,008        404        145         259        285   

Headquarters and Other(b)

    18        (249     124         (373     170   

Eliminations(c)

    (182     (3             (3       

NBCUniversal

    11,335        2,144        693         1,451        523   

Corporate and Other

    298        (202     32         (234     10   

Eliminations(c)

    (737     (37     1         (38       

Comcast Consolidated

  $ 31,580      $ 10,459      $ 3,957       $ 6,502      $ 2,867   

 

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2012  
(in millions)   Revenue(d)     Operating Income (Loss)
Before Depreciation and
Amortization(e)
    Depreciation and
Amortization
    Operating Income
(Loss)
    Capital
Expenditures
 

Cable Communications(a)

  $ 19,496      $ 8,056      $ 3,195      $ 4,861      $ 2,180   

NBCUniversal

         

Cable Networks

    4,368        1,599        358        1,241        31   

Broadcast Television

    3,413        180        45        135        19   

Filmed Entertainment

    2,423        (77     8        (85     4   

Theme Parks

    951        392        125        267        99   

Headquarters and Other(b)

    23        (301     96        (397     114   

Eliminations(c)

    (202     2               2          

NBCUniversal

    10,976        1,795        632        1,163        267   

Corporate and Other

    304        (154     30        (184     14   

Eliminations(c)

    (687     (5     (2     (3       

Comcast Consolidated

  $ 30,089      $ 9,692      $ 3,855      $ 5,837      $ 2,461   

 

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(a)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, Cable Communications segment revenue was derived from the following sources:

 

    Three Months Ended
June 30
    Six Months Ended
June 30
 
         2013             2012             2013             2012      

Residential:

       

Video

    49.4     50.9     49.7     51.1

High-speed Internet

    24.5     24.0     24.6     24.1

Voice

    8.7     9.0     8.8     9.1

Business services

    7.5     6.3     7.4     6.2

Advertising

    5.3     5.6     5.1     5.3

Other

    4.6     4.2     4.4     4.2

Total

    100     100     100     100

Subscription revenue received from customers who purchase bundled services at a discounted rate is allocated proportionally to each service based on the individual service’s price on a stand-alone basis. Beginning in 2013, revenue from certain business customers, such as hotels, restaurants and bars, is presented in business services revenue rather than in the video revenue line item. Reclassifications have been made for the prior year to conform to this presentation.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, 2.8% and 2.9%, respectively, of Cable Communications revenue was derived from franchise and other regulatory fees. For both the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, 2.8% of Cable Communications revenue was derived from franchise and other regulatory fees.

 

(b)

NBCUniversal Headquarters and Other activities included costs associated with overhead, personnel costs and headquarter initiatives.

 

(c)

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

 

   

our Cable Networks and Broadcast Television segments generate revenue by selling programming to our Cable Communications segment, which represents the substantial majority of the transactions among our segments

 

 

   

our Cable Communications segment generates revenue by selling advertising and by selling the use of satellite feeds to our Cable Networks segment

 

 

   

our Filmed Entertainment and Broadcast Television segments generate revenue by licensing content to our Cable Networks segment

 

 

   

our Cable Communications segment receives incentives offered by our Cable Networks segment in connection with its distribution of the Cable Networks’ content that are recorded as a reduction to programming expenses

 

 

(d)

No single customer accounted for a significant amount of revenue in any period.

 

(e)

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, as the measure of profit or loss for our operating segments. This measure eliminates the significant level of noncash depreciation and amortization expense that results from the capital-intensive nature of certain of our businesses and from intangible assets recognized in business combinations. Additionally, it is 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. This measure should not be considered a substitute for operating income (loss), net income (loss) attributable to Comcast Corporation, net cash provided by operating activities, or other measures of performance or liquidity we have reported in accordance with GAAP.

 

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Note 15: Condensed Consolidating Financial Information

Comcast Corporation (“Comcast Parent”) and four of our 100% owned cable holding company subsidiaries, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC (“CCCL Parent”), Comcast MO Group, Inc. (“Comcast MO Group”), Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC (“CCH”) and Comcast MO of Delaware, LLC (“Comcast MO of Delaware”) (collectively, the “cable guarantors”), have fully and unconditionally guaranteed each other’s debt securities. Comcast MO Group, CCH and Comcast MO of Delaware are collectively referred to as the “Combined CCHMO Parents.”

On March 27, 2013, Comcast Parent, the cable guarantors and NBCUniversal Media, LLC (referred to as “NBCUniversal Media Parent” in the tables below) entered into a series of agreements and supplemental indentures to include NBCUniversal Media, LLC as part of our existing cross-guarantee structure. As members of the cross-guarantee structure, Comcast Parent and the cable guarantors fully and unconditionally guarantee NBCUniversal Media, LLC’s public debt securities, and NBCUniversal Media, LLC fully and unconditionally guarantees all of Comcast’s and the cable guarantors’ public debt securities, as well as the Comcast and Comcast Cable Communications, LLC $6.25 billion revolving credit facility.

Comcast Parent and the cable guarantors also fully and unconditionally guarantee NBCUniversal Enterprise’s $4 billion of senior notes and its $1.35 billion credit facility due March 2018. NBCUniversal Media, LLC does not guarantee the NBCUniversal Enterprise senior notes or credit facility.

Comcast Parent provides an unconditional subordinated guarantee of the $185 million principal amount currently outstanding of Comcast Holdings’ ZONES due October 2029. Neither the cable guarantors nor NBCUniversal Media, LLC guarantee the Comcast Holdings ZONES due October 2029. None of Comcast Parent, the cable guarantors nor NBCUniversal Media, LLC guarantee the $62 million principal amount currently outstanding of Comcast Holdings’ ZONES due November 2029.

 

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

June 30, 2013

 

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

Assets

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $      $      $      $      $ 351      $ 1,038      $      $ 1,389   

Investments

                                       3,765               3,765   

Receivables, net

                                       5,507               5,507   

Programming rights

                                       859               859   

Other current assets

    237               2        2        58        916               1,215   

Total current assets

    237               2        2        409        12,085               12,735   

Film and television costs

                                       4,340               4,340   

Investments

    8                             381        4,910               5,299   

Investments in and amounts due from subsidiaries eliminated upon consolidation

    77,490        93,560        98,253        52,060        40,426        80,780        (442,569       

Property and equipment, net

    229                                    28,026               28,255   

Franchise rights

                                       59,364               59,364   

Goodwill

                                       27,075               27,075   

Other intangible assets, net

    10                                    17,430               17,440   

Other noncurrent assets, net

    1,023        145                      108        1,911        (876     2,311   

Total assets

  $ 78,997      $ 93,705      $ 98,255      $ 52,062      $ 41,324      $ 235,921      $ (443,445   $ 156,819   

Liabilities and Equity

               

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

  $ 11      $      $      $      $      $ 6,066      $      $ 6,077   

Accrued participations and residuals

                                       1,625               1,625   

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

    1,421        266        162        54        276        6,186               8,365   

Current portion of long-term debt

    1,371                      239        904        21               2,535   

Total current liabilities

    2,803        266        162        293        1,180        13,898               18,602   

Long-term debt, less current portion

    25,096        113        1,827        1,509        10,225        5,344               44,114   

Deferred income taxes

           769                      76        31,193        (735     31,303   

Other noncurrent liabilities

    2,007                             990        9,605        (141     12,461   

Redeemable noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

                                       853               853   

Equity:

               

Common stock

    31                                                  31   

Other shareholders’ equity

    49,060        92,557        96,266        50,260        28,853        174,633        (442,569     49,060   

Total Comcast Corporation shareholders’ equity

    49,091        92,557        96,266        50,260        28,853        174,633        (442,569     49,091   

Noncontrolling interests

                                       395               395   

Total equity

    49,091        92,557        96,266        50,260        28,853        175,028        (442,569     49,486   

Total liabilities and equity

  $ 78,997      $ 93,705      $ 98,255      $ 52,062      $ 41,324      $ 235,921      $ (443,445   $ 156,819   

 

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

December 31, 2012

 

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

Assets

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $  —      $  —      $  —      $  —      $ 5,129      $ 5,822      $  —      $ 10,951   

Investments

                                       1,464               1,464   

Receivables, net

                                3        5,518               5,521   

Programming rights

                                       909               909   

Other current assets

    233               14        4        51        844               1,146   

Total current assets

    233               14        4        5,183        14,557               19,991   

Film and television costs

                                       5,054               5,054   

Investments

                                529        5,796               6,325   

Investments in and amounts due from subsidiaries eliminated upon consolidation

    74,227        87,630        96,853        50,242        38,464        73,298        (420,714       

Property and equipment, net

    242                                    26,990               27,232   

Franchise rights

                                       59,364               59,364   

Goodwill

                                       26,985               26,985   

Other intangible assets, net

    12                                    17,828               17,840   

Other noncurrent assets, net

    1,130        147        1               152        1,650        (900     2,180   

Total assets

  $ 75,844      $ 87,777      $ 96,868      $ 50,246      $ 44,328      $ 231,522      $ (421,614   $ 164,971   

Liabilities and Equity

               

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

  $ 8      $      $      $      $      $ 6,198      $      $ 6,206   

Accrued participations and residuals

                                       1,350               1,350   

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

    1,290        275        210        54        263        4,690               6,782   

Current portion of long-term debt

                  2,105        241        7        23               2,376   

Total current liabilities

    1,298        275        2,315        295        270        12,261               16,714   

Long-term debt, less current portion

    23,306        113        1,827        1,512        11,219        105               38,082   

Deferred income taxes

           754                      78        30,035        (757     30,110   

Other noncurrent liabilities

    1,884                             926        10,604        (143     13,271   

Redeemable noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

                                       16,998               16,998   

Equity:

               

Common stock

    31                                                  31   

Other shareholders’ equity

    49,325        86,635        92,726        48,439        31,835        161,079        (420,714     49,325   

Total Comcast Corporation shareholders’ equity

    49,356        86,635        92,726        48,439        31,835        161,079        (420,714     49,356   

Noncontrolling interests

                                       440               440   

Total equity

    49,356        86,635        92,726        48,439        31,835        161,519        (420,714     49,796   

Total liabilities and equity

  $ 75,844      $ 87,777      $ 96,868      $ 50,246      $ 44,328      $ 231,522      $ (421,614   $ 164,971   

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Income

For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2013

 

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

Revenue:

               

Service revenue

  $      $      $      $      $      $ 16,270      $      $ 16,270   

Management fee revenue

    225               219        137                      (581       
      225               219        137               16,270        (581     16,270   

Costs and Expenses:

               

Programming and production

                                       4,968               4,968   

Other operating and administrative

    101               219        137        205        4,489        (581     4,570   

Advertising, marketing and promotion

                                       1,307               1,307   

Depreciation

    8                                    1,575               1,583   

Amortization

    2                                    405               407   
      111               219        137        205        12,744        (581     12,835   

Operating income (loss)

    114                             (205     3,526               3,435   

Other Income (Expense):

               

Interest expense

    (383     (2     (46     (33     (123     (49            (636

Investment income (loss), net

    1        6                      5        1               13   

Equity in net income

               

(losses) of investees, net

    1,910        1,909        1,835        1,349        951        646        (8,577     23   

Other income (expense), net

    (1            2                      (44            (43
      1,527        1,913        1,791        1,316        833        554        (8,577     (643

Income (loss) before income taxes

    1,641        1,913        1,791        1,316        628        4,080        (8,577     2,792   

Income tax (expense) benefit

    93        (1     16        12        (5     (1,163            (1,048

Net income (loss)

    1,734        1,912        1,807        1,328        623        2,917        (8,577     1,744   

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

                                       (10            (10

Net income (loss) attributable to Comcast Corporation

  $ 1,734      $ 1,912      $ 1,807      $ 1,328      $ 623      $ 2,907      $ (8,577   $ 1,734   

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Comcast Corporation

  $ 1,822      $ 1,905      $ 1,808      $ 1,328      $ 599      $ 3,007      $ (8,647   $ 1,822   

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Income

For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2012

 

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

Revenue:

               

Service revenue

  $      $      $      $      $      $ 15,211      $      $ 15,211   

Management fee revenue

    210               205        127                      (542       
      210               205        127               15,211        (542     15,211   

Costs and Expenses:

               

Programming and production

                                       4,551               4,551   

Other operating and administrative

    99               205        127        222        4,254        (542     4,365   

Advertising, marketing and promotion

                                       1,291               1,291   

Depreciation

    8                                    1,508               1,516   

Amortization

    1                                    408               409   
      108               205        127        222        12,012        (542     12,132   

Operating income (loss)

    102                             (222     3,199               3,079   

Other Income (Expense):

               

Interest expense

    (354     (8     (83     (33     (105     (42            (625

Investment income (loss), net

    2        1                             5               8   

Equity in net income (losses) of investees, net

    1,511        1,620        1,679        1,326        841        542        (7,490     29   

Other income (expense), net

                                (12     (35            (47
      1,159        1,613        1,596        1,293        724        470        (7,490     (635

Income (loss) before income taxes

    1,261        1,613        1,596        1,293        502        3,669        (7,490     2,444   

Income tax (expense) benefit

    87        2        29        11        11        (951            (811

Net income (loss)

    1,348        1,615        1,625        1,304        513        2,718        (7,490     1,633   

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

                                       (285            (285

Net (income) loss attributable to Comcast Corporation

  $ 1,348      $ 1,615      $ 1,625      $ 1,304      $ 513      $ 2,433      $ (7,490   $ 1,348   

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Comcast Corporation

  $ 1,326      $ 1,615      $ 1,627      $ 1,304      $ 495      $ 2,447      $ (7,488   $ 1,326   

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Income

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2013