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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 15, 2023

 

 

 

Uniti Group Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   001-36708   46-5230630

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number) 

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

2101 Riverfront Drive, Suite A

Little Rock, Arkansas

  72202
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (501) 850-0820

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)) 

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)) 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock UNIT The NASDAQ Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

Uniti Group Inc. (the “Company”) is furnishing this Current Report on Form 8-K to provide certain financial information of Windstream Holdings II, LLC, successor in interest to Windstream Holdings, Inc., and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, “Windstream”) regarding the period ended June 30, 2023. The financial information was provided to the Company by Windstream; the Company did not assist in the preparation or review of this financial information and makes no representation as to its accuracy.

 

The information contained in this Item 7.01, including the exhibit attached hereto, is being “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act. The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or into any filing or other document pursuant to the Exchange Act, except as otherwise expressly stated in any such filing.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description
99.1   Select Windstream financial information regarding the period ended June 30, 2023
     
 104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

  

SIGNATURES

  

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

  

  UNITI GROUP INC.

  

By:/s/ Daniel L. Heard
Name:Daniel L. Heard
Title:Executive Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary

 

Date: August 15, 2023

  

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Windstream Holdings II, LLC ("Windstream", "we", "us", "our", or "the Company") has presented in this Investor Supplement unaudited adjusted results, which excludes depreciation and amortization, straight-line expense under the master leases with Uniti Group, Inc. ("Uniti"), equity-based compensation expense, and certain other costs. We have also presented certain measures of our operating performance, on an adjusted basis, that reflects the impact of the cash payment due under the master leases with Uniti. In addition, we have presented on a pro forma adjusted basis Adjusted EBITDA as if Uniti's fourth quarter 2021 prepayment of all quarterly amounts due in 2022 were made as scheduled.

 

During the first quarter of 2023, we completed a number of activities to maximize our strategic optionality by further separating our business units, which included legal entity changes, financial reporting modifications and alignment of our network infrastructure to our business unit operations. To better reflect the individual business unit financial performance, we established various intercompany billing agreements related to network sharing arrangements between our business units and created a new OfficeSuite business unit. These intercompany transactions have no impact on our consolidated results of operations as the intercompany revenues and expenses are eliminated in consolidation. To further align our business unit operations, we made additional changes to our previous segment structure, which included (1) shifting revenues and expenses related to certain time-division-multiplexing (“TDM”) voice and data services from Wholesale to Enterprise, (2) shifting revenues and expenses related to certain fiber-to-the-tower services from Wholesale to Kinetic and (3) reassigning certain costs and expenses. During the second quarter of 2023, we finalized the intercompany billing arrangements between the Kinetic and Wholesale business units and also adjusted certain expense assignments. Prior period segment information previously reported in the March 31, 2023 investor supplement has been revised to reflect these changes. A reconciliation of previously reported to revised segment information is included within this Investor Supplement.

 

As a result of the 2023 changes discussed above, our business operations are organized into four segments: Kinetic, Enterprise, Wholesale and OfficeSuite. The Kinetic business unit primarily serves customers in markets in which we are the incumbent local exchange carrier (“ILEC”) and provides services over network facilities operated by us. The Enterprise and Wholesale business units primarily serve customers in markets in which we are a competitive local exchange carrier (“CLEC”) and provide services over network facilities primarily leased from other carriers. The OfficeSuite business unit charges Kinetic, Enterprise and certain external reseller customers licensing fees for the usage of the OfficeSuite UC © product.

 

We use Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDAR, Adjusted Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Capital Expenditures as key measures of the operational performance of our business. Our management, including the chief operating decision-maker, consistently uses these measures for internal reporting and the evaluation of business objectives, opportunities and performance, and the determination of management compensation. Management believes that Adjusted Free Cash Flow provides investors with useful information about the ability of our core operations to generate cash flow. Because capital spending is necessary to maintain our operational capabilities, we believe that capital expenditures represents a recurring and necessary use of cash. As such, we believe investors should consider our capital spending and payments due under our master leases with Uniti when evaluating the amount of cash provided by our operating activities.

  

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS II, LLC 

UNAUDITED ADJUSTED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (NON-GAAP)
QUARTERLY SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 

for the quarterly periods in the years 2023 and 2022
(In millions)

  

   2023   2022 
   Total   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr.   Total   4th Qtr.   3rd Qtr.   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr. 
ADJUSTED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS:                                
Revenues and sales:                                
Service revenues  $1,999.4   $980.0   $1,019.4   $4,183.8   $1,042.9   $1,047.3   $1,034.1   $1,059.5 
Product and fiber sales   18.8    10.9    7.9    45.1    10.3    12.6    10.8    11.4 
Total revenues and sales   2,018.2    990.9    1,027.3    4,228.9    1,053.2    1,059.9    1,044.9    1,070.9 
                                         
Costs and expenses:                                        
Cost of services   927.9    457.0    470.9    2,017.3    476.2    516.6    498.1    526.4 
Cost of sales   25.2    13.1    12.1    55.0    11.8    15.4    13.5    14.3 
Selling, general and administrative   325.6    161.1    164.5    672.3    165.3    169.4    169.4    168.2 
Costs and expenses   1,278.7    631.2    647.5    2,744.6    653.3    701.4    681.0    708.9 
                                         
Adjusted EBITDAR (A)   739.5    359.7    379.8    1,484.3    399.9    358.5    363.9    362.0 
Cash payment under master leases with Uniti   (335.5)   (168.0)   (167.5)   (668.9)   (167.5)   (167.5)   (167.2)   (166.7)
Cash received from Uniti per settlement agreement (B)   49.0    24.5    24.5    -    -    -    -    - 
Adjusted EBITDA (C)  $453.0   $216.2   $236.8   $815.4   $232.4   $191.0   $196.7   $195.3 
                                         
Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (D)  $453.0   $216.2   $236.8   $908.3   $255.6   $214.2   $219.9   $218.6 
                                         
Margins (E):                                        
Adjusted EBITDAR margin   36.6%   36.3%   37.0%   35.1%   38.0%   33.8%   34.8%   33.8%
Adjusted EBITDA margin   22.4%   21.8%   23.1%   19.3%   22.1%   18.0%   18.8%   18.2%
Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA margin   22.4%   21.8%   23.1%   21.5%   24.3%   20.2%   21.0%   20.4%
                                         
Adjusted Capital Expenditures  $549.0   $245.9   $303.1   $1,067.2   $274.0   $296.4   $286.6   $210.2 
Adjusted Free Cash Flow (F)  $(65.7)  $16.5   $(82.2)  $(212.9)  $13.6   $(116.6)  $(72.2)  $(37.7)
                                         
    As of                                    
    6/30/2023                                    
Debt Leverage Ratio:                                        
Long-term debt, including current maturities (G)  $2,365.3                                    
Add: Capital lease obligations   31.2                                    
Less: Cash and cash equivalents   (29.3)                                   
Net debt(1) $2,367.2                                    
                                         
    Twelve                                    
    Months Ended                                    
    6/30/2023                                    
Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA(2) $922.8                                    
Net leverage ratio (H) - computed as (1)/(2)   2.56x                                   
                                         
Available liquidity as of June 30, 2023:                                        
Cash and cash equivalents  $29.3                                    
Available capacity under credit facility (I)   395.7                                    
Available liquidity  $425.0                                    

 

(A)Adjusted EBITDAR is earnings before interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization and is calculated as operating income (loss) excluding depreciation and amortization, straight-line expense under the master leases with Uniti, equity-based compensation expense, and certain other costs.
(B)In the fourth quarter of 2021, Uniti prepaid all of the quarterly amounts payable to Windstream in 2022.
(C)Adjusted EBITDA is Adjusted EBITDAR after the cash payment due under the master leases with Uniti excluding additional rent paid for growth capital expenditures funded by Uniti and increased for cash received from Uniti per the settlement agreement.
(D)Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA is Adjusted EBITDA as if Uniti's fourth quarter 2021 prepayment of all quarterly amounts due in 2022 were made as scheduled.
(E)Margins are calculated by dividing the respective profitability measures by total revenues and sales.
(F)Adjusted Free Cash Flow is Adjusted EBITDA less adjusted capital expenditures, additional rent paid for growth capital expenditures funded by Uniti and cash paid for interest on long-term debt obligations plus funding received from Uniti for growth capital expenditures and adjusted for cash (paid) refunded for income taxes, net.
(G)Long-term debt, including current maturities excluding unamortized debt discount.
(H)The net leverage ratio is computed by dividing net debt by Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA.
(I)Available capacity under credit facility excludes outstanding letters of credit of $104.3 million of which $78.4 million was issued to Universal Service Administrative Company as a condition for Windstream receiving Rural Digital Opportunity Fund ("RDOF") funding.

 

See page 7 for computations of Adjusted EBITDAR, Adjusted EBITDA, Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Capital Expenditures.

 

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS II, LLC 

QUARTERLY SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - REVENUE SUPPLEMENT
for the quarterly periods in the years 2023 and 2022 

(In millions)

  

   2023   2022 
   Total   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr.   Total   4th Qtr.   3rd Qtr.   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr. 
Service revenues:                                
Kinetic:                                
High-speed Internet bundles  $603.5   $303.9   $299.6   $1,160.2   $290.0   $291.4   $289.0   $289.8 
Voice and other   36.0    17.6    18.4    76.6    18.0    18.9    18.5    21.2 
Consumer   639.5    321.5    318.0    1,236.8    308.0    310.3    307.5    311.0 
Small business   144.9    72.0    72.9    299.1    73.9    75.1    74.4    75.7 
Large business   56.5    26.6    29.9    122.9    30.1    30.9    30.1    31.8 
Wholesale   154.6    78.1    76.5    291.0    75.1    73.6    74.1    68.2 
Switched access   6.7    3.4    3.3    18.3    3.9    4.3    4.8    5.3 
RDOF funding   26.1    13.0    13.1    51.8    13.0    13.1    13.3    12.4 
State USF   32.0    16.0    16.0    100.2    70.5    13.4    7.7    8.6 
End user surcharges   34.4    15.9    18.5    69.2    18.1    19.3    15.3    16.5 
Intersegment revenues (A)   7.4    3.6    3.8    17.1    4.2    4.2    4.3    4.4 
Kinetic   1,102.1    550.1    552.0    2,206.4    596.8    544.2    531.5    533.9 
                                         
Enterprise:                                        
Strategic (B)   237.4    120.5    116.9    429.4    111.2    109.4    105.4    103.4 
Advanced IP (C)   255.5    124.1    131.4    548.6    130.0    137.4    136.2    145.0 
Total   492.9    244.6    248.3    978.0    241.2    246.8    241.6    248.4 
TDM/Other (D)   211.3    92.0    119.3    648.0    119.2    163.1    173.7    192.0 
End user surcharges   31.0    14.3    16.7    73.8    14.9    19.0    18.0    21.9 
Intersegment revenues (E)   0.3    0.2    0.1    0.7    0.1    0.2    0.2    0.2 
Enterprise   735.5    351.1    384.4    1,700.5    375.4    429.1    433.5    462.5 
                                         
Wholesale:                                        
Fiber and colocation services   168.8    82.3    86.5    293.6    74.7    78.1    73.4    67.4 
Intersegment revenues (F)   48.0    23.6    24.4    99.3    24.9    24.8    24.7    24.9 
Wholesale   216.8    105.9    110.9    392.9    99.6    102.9    98.1    92.3 
                                         
OfficeSuite:                                        
License fees   0.7    0.3    0.4    1.1    0.3    0.3    0.2    0.3 
Intersegment revenues (G)   10.5    5.4    5.1    19.0    5.0    4.8    4.7    4.5 
OfficeSuite   11.2    5.7    5.5    20.1    5.3    5.1    4.9    4.8 
Total service revenues   2,065.6    1,012.8    1,052.8    4,319.9    1,077.1    1,081.3    1,068.0    1,093.5 
                                         
Product and fiber sales:                                        
Kinetic product sales   16.1    8.6    7.5    39.1    8.2    12.0    8.6    10.3 
Enterprise product sales   0.7    0.3    0.4    4.3    0.4    0.6    2.2    1.1 
Wholesale fiber sales   2.0    2.0    -    1.7    1.7    -    -    - 
Total product and fiber sales   18.8    10.9    7.9    45.1    10.3    12.6    10.8    11.4 
Total segment revenues and sales  $2,084.4   $1,023.7   $1,060.7   $4,365.0   $1,087.4   $1,093.9   $1,078.8   $1,104.9 

 

(A)Consists of charges to Enterprise for network transport services and last mile access to Enterprise locations within the Kinetic footprint.
(B)Strategic revenues consist of recurring Secure Access Service Edge ("SASE"), Unified Communications as a Service ("UCaaS"), OfficeSuite UC©, and associated network access products and services. SASE includes both Software Defined Wide Area Network (“SD-WAN”) and Security Service Edge (“SSE”).
(C)Advanced IP revenues consist of recurring dynamic Internet protocol, dedicated Internet access, multi-protocol label switching services, integrated voice and data, long distance and managed services.
(D)TDM revenues consist of time-division multiplexing ("TDM") voice and data services. Other revenues include usage-based long-distance revenues and resale revenues as well as all non-recurring revenues.
(E)Consists of charges to Kinetic for the resale of TDM voice and data services provisioned by Enterprise switching equipment.
(F)Consists of charges to Kinetic and Enterprise for transport services including network and customer specific usage.
(G)OfficeSuite UC© charges Kinetic and Enterprise licensing fees for the usage of the OfficeSuite UC© product.

 

 

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS II, LLC

QUARTERLY SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - BUSINESS SEGMENTS

for the quarterly periods in the years 2023 and 2022

(In millions)

 

   2023   2022 
   Total   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr.   Total   4th Qtr.   3rd Qtr.   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr. 
Kinetic                                
Revenues and sales:                                
Service revenues  $1,102.1   $550.1   $552.0   $2,206.4   $596.8   $544.2   $531.5   $533.9 
Product sales   16.1    8.6    7.5    39.1    8.2    12.0    8.6    10.3 
Total revenues and sales   1,118.2    558.7    559.5    2,245.5    605.0    556.2    540.1    544.2 
Costs and expenses   538.8    270.4    268.4    1,102.0    268.2    291.0    269.3    273.5 
Intersegment costs and expenses (A)   30.9    15.4    15.5    61.4    15.5    15.4    15.2    15.3 
Total costs and expenses   569.7    285.8    283.9    1,163.4    283.7    306.4    284.5    288.8 
Kinetic contribution margin  $548.5   $272.9   $275.6   $1,082.1   $321.3   $249.8   $255.6   $255.4 
Kinetic contribution margin %   49.1%   48.8%   49.3%   48.2%   53.1%   44.9%   47.3%   46.9%
                                         
Enterprise                                        
Revenues and sales:                                        
Service revenues  $735.5   $351.1   $384.4   $1,700.5   $375.4   $429.1   $433.5   $462.5 
Product sales   0.7    0.3    0.4    4.3    0.4    0.6    2.2    1.1 
Total revenues and sales   736.2    351.4    384.8    1,704.8    375.8    429.7    435.7    463.6 
Costs and expenses   545.1    262.4    282.7    1,249.2    286.8    312.6    313.0    336.8 
Intersegment costs and expenses (A)   64.3    31.9    32.4    131.9    33.0    32.9    33.0    33.0 
Total costs and expenses   609.4    294.3    315.1    1,381.1    319.8    345.5    346.0    369.8 
Enterprise contribution margin  $126.8   $57.1   $69.7   $323.7   $56.0   $84.2   $89.7   $93.8 
Enterprise contribution margin %   17.2%   16.2%   18.1%   19.0%   14.9%   19.6%   20.6%   20.2%
                                         
Wholesale                                        
Revenues and sales:                                        
Service revenues  $216.8   $105.9   $110.9   $392.9   $99.6   $102.9   $98.1   $92.3 
Fiber sales   2.0    2.0    -    1.7    1.7    -    -    - 
Total revenues and sales   218.8    107.9    110.9    394.6    101.3    102.9    98.1    92.3 
Costs and expenses   152.4    77.3    75.1    298.2    73.9    75.4    73.5    75.4 
Intersegment costs and expenses (A)   (29.5)   (14.7)   (14.8)   (58.4)   (14.6)   (14.6)   (14.6)   (14.6)
Total costs and expenses   122.9    62.6    60.3    239.8    59.3    60.8    58.9    60.8 
Wholesale contribution margin  $95.9   $45.3   $50.6   $154.8   $42.0   $42.1   $39.2   $31.5 
Wholesale contribution margin %   43.8%   42.0%   45.6%   39.2%   41.5%   40.9%   40.0%   34.1%
                                         
OfficeSuite                                        
Revenues and sales:                                        
Service revenues  $11.2   $5.7   $5.5   $20.1   $5.3   $5.1   $4.9   $4.8 
Total revenues and sales   11.2    5.7    5.5    20.1    5.3    5.1    4.9    4.8 
Costs and expenses   1.8    0.9    0.9    4.4    1.1    1.1    1.0    1.2 
Intersegment costs and expenses (A)   0.5    0.2    0.3    1.2    0.3    0.3    0.3    0.3 
Total costs and expenses   2.3    1.1    1.2    5.6    1.4    1.4    1.3    1.5 
OfficeSuite contribution margin  $8.9   $4.6   $4.3   $14.5   $3.9   $3.7   $3.6   $3.3 
OfficeSuite contribution margin %   79.5%   80.7%   77.7%   72.1%   72.6%   73.5%   73.5%   68.8%

 

(A)Intercompany costs and expenses include the effects of the intercompany billing agreements. In addition, charges for usage of network and colocation facilities owned or operated by Wholesale are reported as contra-expense on Wholesale with corresponding increases in the other business segments’ costs and expenses.

 

 

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS II, LLC

QUARTERLY SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - BUSINESS SEGMENTS

for the quarterly periods in the years 2023 and 2022

(In millions)                                             

   2023   2022 
   Total   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr.   Total   4th Qtr.   3rd Qtr.   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr. 
Total segment revenues and expenses                                
Revenues and sales:                                
Service revenues  $2,065.6   $1,012.8   $1,052.8   $4,319.9   $1,077.1   $1,081.3   $1,068.0   $1,093.5 
Product and fiber sales   18.8    10.9    7.9    45.1    10.3    12.6    10.8    11.4 
Total segment revenues and sales   2,084.4    1,023.7    1,060.7    4,365.0    1,087.4    1,093.9    1,078.8    1,104.9 
Total segment costs and expenses   1,304.3    643.8    660.5    2,789.9    664.2    714.1    690.7    720.9 
Segment contribution margin   780.1    379.9    400.2    1,575.1    423.2    379.8    388.1    384.0 
Segment contribution margin %   37.4%   37.1%   37.7%   36.1%   38.9%   34.7%   36.0%   34.8%
                                         
Intersegment eliminations                                        
Service revenues  $(66.2)  $(32.8)  $(33.4)  $(136.1)  $(34.2)  $(34.0)  $(33.9)  $(34.0)
Cost and expenses   (66.2)   (32.8)   (33.4)   (136.1)   (34.2)   (34.0)   (33.9)   (34.0)
Contribution margin  $-   $-   $-   $-   $-   $-   $-   $- 
                                         
Consolidated revenues and sales                                        
Service revenues  $1,999.4   $980.0   $1,019.4   $4,183.8   $1,042.9   $1,047.3   $1,034.1   $1,059.5 
Product and fiber sales   18.8    10.9    7.9    45.1    10.3    12.6    10.8    11.4 
Consolidated revenues and sales  $2,018.2   $990.9   $1,027.3   $4,228.9   $1,053.2   $1,059.9   $1,044.9   $1,070.9 
                                         
Consolidated costs and expenses                                        
Segment costs and expenses  $1,238.1   $611.0   $627.1   $2,653.8   $630.0   $680.1   $656.8   $686.9 
Shared expenses (B)   40.6    20.2    20.4    90.8    23.3    21.3    24.2    22.0 
Consolidated costs and expenses  $1,278.7   $631.2   $647.5   $2,744.6   $653.3   $701.4   $681.0   $708.9 
                                         
Consolidated                                        
Adjusted EBITDAR  $739.5   $359.7   $379.8   $1,484.3   $399.9   $358.5   $363.9   $362.0 
Adjusted EBITDAR margin   36.6%   36.3%   37.0%   35.1%   38.0%   33.8%   34.8%   33.8%

 

(B)Shared expenses are not allocated to the segments and primarily consist of accounting and finance, information technology, legal, and corporate program management activities that are centrally managed and are not monitored by management at a segment level.

 

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS II, LLC 

QUARTERLY SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - OPERATING STATISTICS
for the quarterly periods in the years 2023 and 2022 

(Units in thousands, Dollars in millions, except per unit amounts)

 

   2023   2022 
   Total   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr.   Total   4th Qtr.   3rd Qtr.   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr. 
Kinetic Operating Metrics:                                        
Next Gen high-speed Internet customers   340.3    340.3    315.9    287.2    287.2    263.6    230.7    194.5 
Net customer additions   53.1    24.4    28.7    124.0    23.6    32.9    36.2    31.3 
                                         
DSL high-speed Internet customers   814.7    814.7    846.8    878.5    878.5    909.9    946.4    980.1 
Net customer losses   (63.8)   (32.1)   (31.7)   (121.7)   (31.4)   (36.5)   (33.7)   (20.1)
                                         
Total high-speed Internet customers   1,155.0    1,155.0    1,162.7    1,165.7    1,165.7    1,173.5    1,177.1    1,174.6 
Net customer (losses) additions   (10.7)   (7.7)   (3.0)   2.3    (7.8)   (3.6)   2.5    11.2 
                                         
Average revenue per high-speed Internet customer per month  $86.68   $87.41   $85.78   $82.57   $82.65   $82.65   $81.93   $82.63 
                                         
Next Gen premises passed - Consumer   1,336    1,336    1,294    1,237    1,237    1,174    1,111    1,012 
Next Gen premises passed - Business   174    174    173    170    170    170    169    162 
                                         
Service Revenues Used in Average Revenue Per Month                                        
Computations Above (per page 3):                                        
High-speed Internet bundle revenues  $603.5   $303.9   $299.6   $1,160.2   $290.0   $291.4   $289.0   $289.8 
                                         
Enterprise:                                        
Strategic sales as a percentage of total Enterprise sales (A)   68.8%   69.5%   68.0%   65.7%   64.1%   67.9%   66.1%   64.4%
                                         
Total Capital Expenditures:  $554.1   $248.9   $305.2   $1,080.8   $275.8   $299.5   $290.6   $214.9 
Incremental construction equipment capital expenditures (B)   (1.4)   (0.6)   (0.8)   (13.6)   (1.8)   (3.1)   (4.0)   (4.7)
Reimbursement for cost to remove equipment (C)   (3.7)   (2.4)   (1.3)   -    -    -    -    - 
Adjusted Capital Expenditures  $549.0   $245.9   $303.1   $1,067.2   $274.0   $296.4   $286.6   $210.2 
                                         
Adjusted Capital Expenditures by Segment:                                        
Kinetic  $361.3   $159.1   $202.2   $719.8   $175.3   $200.9   $201.8   $141.8 
Enterprise   83.5    36.5    47.0    159.7    38.3    43.8    41.0    36.6 
Wholesale   98.9    47.9    51.0    174.3    56.6    48.4    40.1    29.2 
OfficeSuite   5.3    2.4    2.9    13.4    3.8    3.3    3.7    2.6 
Adjusted Capital Expenditures  $549.0   $245.9   $303.1   $1,067.2   $274.0   $296.4   $286.6   $210.2 

 

(A)Enterprise strategic sales consist of SASE, UCaaS, OfficeSuite UC© and associated network access products and services.
(B)Consists of non-recurring capital expenditures for construction equipment to support the Company's internal engineering and fiber construction organization.
(C)Reimbursement from the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") for the cost to remove from our network certain equipment purchased from a Chinese manufacturer that we were required to remove by FCC order. Windstream completed the removal of this equipment in the first quarter of 2023 and we expect to receive total reimbursements of approximately $10 million from the FCC in 2023.

 

 

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS II, LLC 

QUARTERLY SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS
for the quarterly periods in the years 2023 and 2022

(In millions)

  

   2023   2022 
   Total   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr.   Total   4th Qtr.   3rd Qtr.   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr. 
ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW:                                
Operating (loss) income  $(10.2)  $(12.1)  $1.9   $(72.4)  $20.8   $(46.0)  $(38.7)  $(8.5)
Depreciation and amortization   395.2    199.5    195.7    801.4    189.8    211.0    202.7    197.9 
EBITDA   385.0    187.4    197.6    729.0    210.6    165.0    164.0    189.4 
Adjustments:                                        
Straight-line expense under master leases with Uniti   335.9    168.7    167.2    657.4    166.0    164.7    163.7    163.0 
Cash payment under master leases with Uniti   (335.5)   (168.0)   (167.5)   (668.9)   (167.5)   (167.5)   (167.2)   (166.7)
Cash received from Uniti per settlement agreement   49.0    24.5    24.5    -    -    -    -    - 
Net (gain) loss on asset retirements and dispositions   (5.6)   (5.2)   (0.4)   51.1    6.4    17.1    25.4    2.2 
Other costs (A)   21.0    7.2    13.8    38.8    14.1    9.6    9.3    5.8 
Equity-based compensation   3.2    1.6    1.6    8.0    2.8    2.1    1.5    1.6 
Adjusted EBITDA   453.0    216.2    236.8    815.4    232.4    191.0    196.7    195.3 
Adjusted Capital Expenditures   (549.0)   (245.9)   (303.1)   (1,067.2)   (274.0)   (296.4)   (286.6)   (210.2)
Additional rent paid for growth capital expenditures funded by Uniti   (13.7)   (7.3)   (6.4)   (13.9)   (5.2)   (3.9)   (2.9)   (1.9)
Cash paid for interest on long-term debt obligations   (105.0)   (28.2)   (76.8)   (173.4)   (17.8)   (71.5)   (15.2)   (68.9)
Uniti funding of growth capital expenditures   158.7    91.2    67.5    237.9    79.8    66.5    43.4    48.2 
Cash (paid) refunded for income taxes, net   (9.7)   (9.5)   (0.2)   (11.7)   (1.6)   (2.3)   (7.6)   (0.2)
Adjusted Free Cash Flow  $(65.7)  $16.5   $(82.2)  $(212.9)  $13.6   $(116.6)  $(72.2)  $(37.7)
                                         
COMPUTATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA:                                        
Operating (loss) income  $(10.2)  $(12.1)  $1.9   $(72.4)  $20.8   $(46.0)  $(38.7)  $(8.5)
Depreciation and amortization expense   395.2    199.5    195.7    801.4    189.8    211.0    202.7    197.9 
Straight-line expense under master leases with Uniti   335.9    168.7    167.2    657.4    166.0    164.7    163.7    163.0 
Net (gain) loss on asset retirements and dispositions   (5.6)   (5.2)   (0.4)   51.1    6.4    17.1    25.4    2.2 
Other costs (A)   21.0    7.2    13.8    38.8    14.1    9.6    9.3    5.8 
Equity-based compensation   3.2    1.6    1.6    8.0    2.8    2.1    1.5    1.6 
Adjusted EBITDAR   739.5    359.7    379.8    1,484.3    399.9    358.5    363.9    362.0 
Cash payment under master leases with Uniti   (335.5)   (168.0)   (167.5)   (668.9)   (167.5)   (167.5)   (167.2)   (166.7)
Cash received from Uniti per settlement agreement   49.0    24.5    24.5    -    -    -    -    - 
Adjusted EBITDA  $453.0   $216.2   $236.8   $815.4   $232.4   $191.0   $196.7   $195.3 
                                         
COMPUTATION OF PRO FORMA ADJUSTED EBITDA:                                        
Adjusted EBITDA (per above)  $453.0   $216.2   $236.8   $815.4   $232.4   $191.0   $196.7   $195.3 
Prepayment from Uniti received in fourth quarter of 2021   -    -    -    92.9    23.2    23.2    23.2    23.3 
Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (B)  $453.0   $216.2   $236.8   $908.3   $255.6   $214.2   $219.9   $218.6 

 

(A)  Other costs for the periods presented consist of the following:                                            

 

   2023   2022 
   Total   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr.   Total   4th Qtr.   3rd Qtr.   2nd Qtr.   1st Qtr. 
Cost initiatives (1)  $7.3   $3.4   $3.9   $10.6   $4.5   $3.8   $2.2   $0.1 
Severance and benefit costs   13.7    3.8    9.9    17.6    9.6    3.2    2.9    1.9 
Start-up costs (2)   -    -    -    10.6    -    2.6    4.2    3.8 
Other costs  $21.0   $7.2   $13.8   $38.8   $14.1   $9.6   $9.3   $5.8 

 

(1)Cost initiatives include lease termination costs, professional and consulting fees, and other miscellaneous expenses incurred in completing certain cost optimization projects.
(2)Start-up costs primarily consisted of incremental wages, recruitment and training costs incurred in expanding the Company’s workforce to support its internal engineering and fiber construction organization.

 

(B)Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA is Adjusted EBITDA as if Uniti's fourth quarter 2021 prepayment of all quarterly amounts due in 2022 were made as scheduled.

 

 

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WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS II, LLC

RECONCILIATION OF PREVIOUSLY REPORTED TO REVISED SEGMENT INFORMATION

for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 and the year ended December 31, 2022

(In millions)                              

  

   Quarter Ended March 31, 2023 
                       Total 
   Kinetic   Enterprise   Wholesale   OfficeSuite   Eliminations   Consolidated 
Revenues and sales:                              
Total revenues and sales, as previously reported  $563.2   $384.8   $112.3   $5.5   $(38.5)  $1,027.3 
Intersegment activity revisions (A)   (3.7)   -    (1.4)   -    5.1    - 
Total revenues and sales, as revised  $559.5   $384.8   $110.9   $5.5   $(33.4)  $1,027.3 

 

                   Shared   Total 
   Kinetic   Enterprise   Wholesale   OfficeSuite   Expenses   Consolidated 
Contribution margin:                              
Contribution margin, as previously reported  $278.7   $69.7   $48.3   $4.3   $(21.2)  $379.8 
Intersegment activity revisions (A)   (2.3)   -    2.3    -    -    - 
Expense realignments (B)   (0.8)   -    -    -    0.8    - 
Contribution margin, as revised  $275.6   $69.7   $50.6   $4.3   $(20.4)  $379.8 

 

   Year Ended December 31, 2022 
                       Total 
   Kinetic   Enterprise   Wholesale   OfficeSuite   Eliminations   Consolidated 
Revenues and sales:                              
Total revenues and sales, as previously reported  $2,260.3   $1,704.8   $400.4   $20.1   $(156.7)  $4,228.9 
Intersegment activity revisions (A)   (14.8)   -    (5.8)   -    20.6    - 
Total revenues and sales, as revised  $2,245.5   $1,704.8   $394.6   $20.1   $(136.1)  $4,228.9 

 

                   Shared   Total 
   Kinetic   Enterprise   Wholesale   OfficeSuite   Expenses   Consolidated 
Contribution margin:                              
Contribution margin, as previously reported  $1,092.6   $323.7   $145.8   $14.5   $(92.3)  $1,484.3 
Intersegment activity revisions (A)