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Cogent Communications Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results and Increases Regular Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock
[August 03, 2017]

Cogent Communications Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results and Increases Regular Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock


WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Cogent Communications Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Cogent Communications)

Financial and Business Highlights

  • Cogent approves a 4.5% increase of $0.02 per share to its regular quarterly dividend to $0.46 per common share to be paid on September 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on August 18, 2017
  • Service revenue for Q2 2017 increased by 2.2% from Q1 2017 to $119.8 million and on a constant currency basis increased from Q1 2017 by 1.7%
  • Service revenue for Q2 2017 increased by 8.9% from Q2 2016 and on a constant currency basis increased from Q2 2016 by 9.6%
  • Cash flow from operations increased by 19.3% from Q1 2017 to $28.0 million and increased from Q2 2016 by 18.3%
  • GAAP gross margin increased by 50 basis points from Q1 2017 and increased from Q2 2016 by 200 basis points
  • EBITDA margin increased by 130 basis points from Q1 2017 to 33.5% and increased from Q2 2016 by 170 basis points

Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCOI) today announced service revenue of $119.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, an increase of 8.9% from $110.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and an increase of 2.2% from $117.2 million for the three months ended March, 31, 2017.  Foreign exchange positively impacted service revenue growth from Q1 2017 to Q2 2017 by $0.5 million and negatively impacted service revenue growth from Q2 2016 to Q2 2017 by $0.7 million.  On a constant currency basis, service revenue grew by 9.6% from Q2 2016 to Q2 2017 and grew by 1.7% from Q1 2017 to Q2 2017.

On-net service is provided to customers located in buildings that are physically connected to Cogent's network by Cogent facilities. On-net revenue was $85.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017; an increase of 7.6% over $79.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and an increase of 2.4% from $83.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Off-net customers are located in buildings directly connected to Cogent's network using other carriers' facilities and services to provide the last mile portion of the link from the customers' premises to Cogent's network. Off-net revenue was $34.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017; an increase of 12.7% over $30.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and an increase of 1.8% over $33.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

GAAP gross profit is defined as total service revenue less network operations expense, depreciation and amortization and equity based compensation included in network operations expense.  GAAP gross margin is defined as GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue. GAAP gross profit increased by 14.5% from $43.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 to $49.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and increased by 3.7% from $48.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. GAAP gross margin was 41.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2017, 39.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 41.0% for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  Excise taxes, including Universal Service Fund fees, recorded on a gross basis and included in service revenue and cost of network operations expense were $2.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, $2.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and $2.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016.

Non-GAAP gross profit represents service revenue less network operations expense, excluding equity-based compensation and amounts shown separately (depreciation and amortization expense). Non-GAAP gross margin is defined as non-GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.  Non-GAAP gross profit increased by 10.6% from $62.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 to $68.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and increased by 3.2% from $66.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Non-GAAP gross profit margin was 57.4% for the three months ended June 30, 2017, 56.6% for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 56.9% for the three months ended March 31, 2017. 

Cash flow from operating activities increased by 18.3% from $23.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 to $28.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and increased by 19.3% from $23.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by 14.7% from $35.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 to $40.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and increased by 6.3% from $37.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. EBITDA margin was 33.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2017, 31.8% for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 32.2% for the three months ended March 31, 2017. 

EBITDA, as adjusted, increased by 4.4% from $39.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 to $41.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and increased by 3.2% from $39.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. EBITDA, as adjusted, margin was 34.3% for the three months ended June 30, 2017, 35.8% for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 34.0% for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Basic and diluted net income per share was $0.10 for the three months ended June 30, 2017, $0.09 for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and $0.09 for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Total customer connections increased by 16.4% from 57,563 as of June 30, 2016 to 66,982 as of June 30, 2017 and increased by 4.3% from 64,243 as of March 31, 2017. On-net customer connections increased by 16.4% from 49,243 as of June 30, 2016 to 57,307 as of June 30, 2017 and increased by 4.6% from 54,805 as of March 31, 2017. Off-net customer connections increased by 17.1% from 7,971 as of June 30, 2016 to 9,335 as of June 30, 2017 and increased by 3.1% from 9,055 as of March 31, 2017. 

The number of on-net buildings increased by 141 on-net buildings from 2,297 on-net buildings as of June 30, 2016 to 2,438 on-net buildings as of June 30, 2017 and increased by 32 on-net buildings from 2,406 on-net buildings as of March 31, 2017.

During the three months ended June 30, 2017 Cogent purchased 46,750 shares of its common stock for $1.8 million at an average price of $39.13 per share.

Quarterly Dividend Increase and Extension of Stock Buy Back Plan Approved
On August 2, 2017, Cogent's board approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.46 per common share payable on September 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on August 18, 2017. This third quarter 2017 regular dividend represents a 4.5% increase of $0.02 per share from the second quarter 2017 regular dividend of $0.44 per share.  Also on August 2, 2017, Cogent's board approved an extension of Cogent's stock buyback program to December 31, 2018.

The payment of any future dividends and any other returns of capital will be at the discretion of Cogent's board of directors and may be reduced, eliminated or increased and will be dependent upon Cogent's financial position, results of operations, available cash, cash flow, capital requirements, limitations under Cogent's debt indenture agreements and other factors deemed relevant by Cogent's board of directors.

Conference Call and Website Information
Cogent will host a conference call with financial analysts at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on August 3, 2017 to discuss Cogent's operating results for the second quarter of 2017 and to discuss Cogent's expectations for full year 2017. Investors and other interested parties may access a live audio webcast of the earnings call in the "Events" section of Cogent's website at www.cogentco.com/events. A replay of the webcast, together with the press release, will be available on the website following the earnings call. 

About Cogent Communications
Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP.  Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, Ethernet transport, and colocation services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides services in over 190 markets globally.

Cogent Communications is headquartered at 2450 N Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. For more information, visit www.cogentco.com. Cogent Communications can be reached in the United States at (202) 295-4200 or via email at info@cogentco.com.

 



COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

Summary of Financial and Operational Results



Q1 2016

Q2 2016

Q3 2016

Q4 2016

Q1 2017

Q2 2017

Metric ($ in 000's, except share and per share data) – unaudited







On-Net revenue

$78,705

$79,539

$81,846

$83,511

$83,586

$85,586

  % Change from previous Qtr.

2.9%

1.1%

2.9%

2.0%

0.1%

2.4%

Off-Net revenue

$29,356

$30,149

$30,972

$31,861

$33,386

$33,980

  % Change from previous Qtr.

3.3%

2.7%

2.7%

2.9%

4.8%

1.8%

Non-Core revenue (1)

$230

$267

$239

$224

$231

$211

  % Change from previous Qtr.

-5.3%

16.1%

-10.5%

-6.3%

3.1%

-8.7%

Service revenue – total

$108,291

$109,955

$113,057

$115,596

$117,203

$119,777

  % Change from previous Qtr.

3.0%

1.5%

2.8%

2.2%

1.4%

2.2%

Constant currency total revenue quarterly growth rate – sequential quarters (4)

3.0%

0.9%

3.1%

2.9%

1.6%

1.7%

Constant currency total revenue quarterly growth rate – year over year quarters (4)

12.2%

11.1%

9.7%

10.2%

8.7%

9.6%

Network operations expenses (2)

$47,156

$47,727

$48,666

$49,943

$50,551

$50,974

  % Change from previous Qtr.

3.2%

1.2%

2.0%

2.6%

1.2%

0.8%

GAAP gross profit (3)

$43,261

$43,479

$45,426

$45,434

$48,003

$49,765

  % Change from previous Qtr.

4.7%

0.5%

4.5%

0.0%

5.7%

3.7%

GAAP gross margin (3)

39.9%

39.5%

40.2%

39.3%

41.0%

41.5%

Non-GAAP gross profit (4) (6)

$61,135

$62,228

$64,391

$65,653

$66,652

$68,803

  % Change from previous Qtr.

2.8%

1.8%

3.5%

2.0%

1.5%

3.2%

Non-GAAP gross margin (4) (6)

56.5%

56.6%

57.0%

56.8%

56.9%

57.4%

Selling, general and administrative expenses (5)

$27,472

$27,278

$27,220

$28,576

$28,925

$28,704

  % Change from previous Qtr.

11.1%

-0.7%

-0.2%

5.0%

1.2%

-0.8%

Depreciation and amortization expense

$17,753

$18,604

$18,804

$20,073

$18,538

$18,897

  % Change from previous Qtr.

-1.4%

4.8%

1.1%

6.7%

-7.6%

1.9%

Equity-based compensation expense

$2,181

$2,687

$2,991

$2,876

$2,647

$3,225

  % Change from previous Qtr.

-15.2%

23.2%

11.3%

-3.8%

-8.0%

21.8%

Operating income

$15,675

$17,511

$16,063

$14,795

$18,666

$19,000

  % Change from previous Qtr.

-3.1%

11.7%

-8.3%

-7.9%

26.2%

1.8%

Interest expense

$10,065

$10,243

$9,891

$10,602

$11,891

$12,090

  % Change from previous Qtr.

-2.1%

1.8%

-3.4%

7.2%

12.2%

1.7%

Net income

$3,354

$4,224

$3,459

$3,892

$4,136

$4,317

Basic net income per common share

$0.08

$0.09

$0.08

$0.09

$0.09

$0.10

Diluted net income per common share

$0.08

$0.09

$0.08

$0.09

$0.09

$0.10

Weighted average common shares – basic

44,402,640

44,491,899

44,574,583

44,577,826

44,649,645

44,717,372

  % Change from previous Qtr.

0.2%

0.2%

0.2%

0.0%

0.2%

0.2%

Weighted average common shares – diluted

44,593,710

44,757,494

44,816,860

44,803,782

44,917,014

44,988,655

  % Change from previous Qtr.

0.2%

0.4%

0.1%

0.0%

0.3%

0.2%

EBITDA (6)

$33,663

$34,950

$37,171

$37,077

$37,727

$40,099

  % Change from previous Qtr.

-3.1%

3.8%

6.4%

-0.3%

1.8%

6.3%

EBITDA margin

31.1%

31.8%

32.9%

32.1%

32.2%

33.5%

Gains on asset related transactions

$1,946

$4,439

$687

$667

$2,124

$1,023

EBITDA, as adjusted (6)

$35,609

$39,389

$37,858

$37,744

$39,851

$41,122

  % Change from previous Qtr.

-3.1%

10.6%

-3.9%

-0.3%

5.6%

3.2%

EBITDA, as adjusted, margin

32.9%

35.8%

33.5%

32.7%

34.0%

34.3%

 Fees – net neutrality

$493

$1,036

$1,315

$432

$2

$188

Net cash provided by operating activities

$27,557

$23,698

$22,833

$33,879

$23,514

$28,045

  % Change from previous Qtr.

25.3%

-14.0%

-3.7%

48.4%

-30.6%

19.3%

Capital expenditures

$15,034

$14,260

$8,745

$7,195

$12,249

$12,007

  % Change from previous Qtr.

203.0%

-5.1%

-38.7%

-17.7%

70.2%

-2.0%

Principal payments on capital leases

$3,369

$3,935

$2,354

$2,808

$3,854

$2,194

  % Change from previous Qtr.

2.9%

16.8%

-40.2%

19.3%

37.3%

-43.1%

Dividends paid

$16,171

$16,671

$17,169

$18,199

$18,999

$19,946

Purchases of common stock

$ -

$ -

$ 1,666

$ 2,826

$ -

$ 1,829

Gross Leverage Ratio

4.39

3.94

3.89

4.73

4.64

4.62

Net Leverage Ratio

2.97

2.88

2.90

2.90

2.94

2.98

Customer Connections – end of period







On-Net

47,252

49,243

51,079

52,874

54,805

57,307

  % Change from previous Qtr.

3.9%

4.2%

3.7%

3.5%

3.7%

4.6%

Off-Net

7,654

7,971

8,259

8,598

9,055

9,355

  % Change from previous Qtr.

5.2%

4.1%

3.6%

4.1%

5.3%

3.1%

Non-Core (1)

450

349

386

350

383

340

  % Change from previous Qtr.

12.5%

-22.4%

10.6%

-9.3%

9.4%

-11.2%

Total customer connections

55,356

57,563

59,724

61,822

64,243

66,982

  % Change from previous Qtr.

4.1%

4.0%

3.8%

3.5%

3.9%

4.3%

On-Net Buildings – end of period







Multi-Tenant office buildings

1,545

1,560

1,577

1,592

1,601

1,618

Carrier neutral data center buildings

675

686

706

729

752

767

Cogent data centers

51

51

51

52

53

53

Total on-net buildings

2,271

2,297

2,334

2,373

2,406

2,438

Square feet – multi-tenant office buildings – on-net

834,341,216

840,042,330

847,266,071

858,958,167

864,432,176

872,293,092

Network  – end of period







Intercity route miles

56,183

56,183

56,684

57,213

57,213

57,403

Metro fiber miles

28,316

28,874

29,326

29,536

30,190

30,516

Connected networks – AS's

5,617

5,700

5,834

5,927

5,949

5,983

Headcount – end of period







Sales force – quota bearing

398

397

394

422

432

434

Sales force - total

517

519

516

542

554

559

Total employees

855

854

858

887

900

909

Sales rep productivity – units per full time equivalent sales rep ("FTE") per month

6.3

5.9

5.7

6.1

6.1

6.5

FTE – sales reps

373

373

377

384

416

410




(1)

Consists of legacy services of companies whose assets or businesses were acquired by Cogent, primarily including voice services (only provided in Toronto, Canada).

(2)

Network operations expense excludes equity-based compensation expense of $121, $145, $161, $146, $111 and $141 in the three month periods ended March 31, 2016 through June 30, 2017, respectively.  Network operations expense includes excise taxes, including Universal Service Fund fees of $2,003, $2,156, $2,362, $2,549, $2,604 and $2,672 in the three month periods ended March 31, 2016 through June 30, 2017, respectively. 

(3)

GAAP gross profit is defined as total service revenue less network operations expense, depreciation and amortization and equity based compensation included in network operations expense.  GAAP gross margin is defined as GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.

(4)

Non-GAAP gross profit represents service revenue less network operations expense, excluding equity-based compensation and amounts shown separately (depreciation expense). Non-GAAP gross margin is defined as non-GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.  Management believes that Non-GAAP gross profit and Non-GAAP gross profit margin are relevant metrics to provide investors, as they are metrics that management uses to measure the margin available to the company after network service costs, in essence a measure of the efficiency of the Company's network.

(5)

Excludes equity-based compensation expense of $2,060, $2,542, $2,830, $2,730, $2,536 and $3,084 in the three month periods ended March 31, 2016 through June 30, 2017, respectively. 

(6)

See schedule of non-GAAP metrics below for definitions and reconciliations to GAAP measures below.

Schedules of Non-GAAP Measures 

EBITDA and EBITDA, as adjusted

EBITDA represents net cash flows from operating activities plus changes in operating assets and liabilities, cash interest expense and cash income tax expense.  Management believes the most directly comparable measure to EBITDA calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP, is cash flows provided by operating activities. The Company also believes that EBITDA is a measure frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in their evaluation of issuers.  EBITDA, as adjusted, represents EBITDA plus net gains (losses) on asset related transactions.

The Company believes that EBITDA, and EBITDA, as adjusted, are useful measures of its ability to service debt, fund capital expenditures and expand its business.  EBITDA, and EBITDA, as adjusted are an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by management as a supplement to GAAP financial information. EBITDA, and EBITDA, as adjusted are not recognized terms under GAAP and accordingly, should not be viewed in isolation or as a substitute for the analysis of results as reported under GAAP, but rather as a supplemental measure to GAAP. For example, these metrics are not intended to reflect the Company's free cash flow, as it does not consider certain current or future cash requirements, such as capital expenditures, contractual commitments, and changes in working capital needs, interest expenses and debt service requirements. The Company's calculations of these metrics may also differ from the calculations performed by its competitors and other companies and as such, its utility as a comparative measure is limited.

EBITDA, and EBITDA, as adjusted, are reconciled to cash flows provided by operating activities in the table below.


Q1
2016

Q2
2016

Q3
2016

Q4
2016

Year
2016

Q1
2017

Q2
2017

($ in 000's) – unaudited








Net cash flows provided by operating activities

$27,557

$23,698

$22,833

$33,879

$107,967

$23,514

$28,045

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(3,681)

1,755

4,737

(6,781)

(3,968)

3,192

950

Cash interest expense and income tax expense

9,787

9,497

9,601

9,979

38,861

11,021

11,104

EBITDA

$33,663

$34,950

$37,171

$37,077

$142,860

$37,727

$40,099

PLUS: Gains on asset related transactions

1,946

4,439

687

667

7,739

2,124

1,023

EBITDA, as adjusted

$35,609

$39,389

$37,858

$37,744

$150,599

$39,851

$41,122

EBITDA margin

31.1%

31.8%

32.9%

32.1%

32.0%

32.2%

33.5%

EBITDA, as adjusted, margin

32.9%

35.8%

33.5%

32.7%

33.7%

34.0%

34.3%

Constant currency revenue is reconciled to service revenue as reported in the tables below.

Constant currency impact on revenue changes – sequential periods

($ in 000's) – unaudited

Q1

2016

Q2

2016

Q3

2016

Q4

2016

Year

2016

Q1

2017

Q2

2017

Service revenue, as reported – current period

$108,291

$109,955

$113,057

$115,596

$446,900

$117,203

$119,777

Impact of foreign currencies on service revenue

(10)

(709)

273

749

892

195

(531)

Service revenue - as adjusted  for currency impact (1)

$108,281

$109,246

$113,330

$116,345

$447,792

$117,398

$119,246

Service revenue, as reported – prior sequential period

$105,177

$108,291

$109,955

$113,057

$404,234

$115,596

$117,203

Constant currency increase

$3,104

$955

$3,375

$3,288

$43,558

$1,802

$2,043

Constant currency percent increase

3.0%

0.9%

3.1%

2.9%

10.8%

1.6%

1.7%



(1)

Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact, is determined by translating the service revenue for the current period at the average foreign currency exchange rates for the prior sequential period. The Company believes that disclosing quarterly sequential revenue growth without the impact of foreign currencies on service revenue is a useful measure of sequential revenue growth. Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact, is an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by management as a supplement to GAAP financial information.

Constant currency impact on revenue changes – prior year periods

($ in 000's) – unaudited

Q1

2016

Q2

2016

Q3

2016

Q4

2016

Year

2016

Q1

2017

Q2

2017

Service revenue, as reported – current period

$108,291

$109,955

$113,057

$115,596

$446,900

$117,203

$119,777

Impact of foreign currencies on service revenue

855

(168)

(68)

276

892

503

743

Service revenue - as adjusted for currency impact  (2)

$109,146

$109,787

$112,989

$115,872

$447,792

$117,706

$120,520

Service revenue, as reported – prior year period

$97,242

$98,799

$103,017

$105,177

$404,234

$108,291

$109,955

Constant currency increase

$11,904

$10,988

$9,972

$10,695

$43,558

$9,415

$10,565

Percent increase

12.2%

11.1%

9.7%

10.2%

10.8%

8.7%

9.6%



(2)

Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact, is determined by translating the service revenue for the current period at the average foreign currency exchange rates for the comparable prior year period. The Company believes that disclosing year over year revenue growth without the impact of foreign currencies on service revenue is a useful measure of revenue growth. Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact, is an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by management as a supplement to GAAP financial information.

Non-GAAP gross profit and Non-GAAP gross margin

Non-GAAP gross profit and Non-GAAP gross margin are reconciled to GAAP gross profit and GAAP gross margin in the table below.


Q1 2016

Q2 2016

Q3 2016

Q4 2016

Year 2016

Q1 2017

Q2 2017

($ in 000's) – unaudited








Service revenue total

$108,291

$109,955

$113,057

$115,596

$446,900

$117,203

$119,777

Minus - Network operations expense including equity-based compensation and including depreciation and amortization expense

65,030

66,476

67,631

70,162

269,299

69,200

70,012

GAAP Gross Profit (1)

$43,261

$43,479

$45,426

$45,434

$177,601

$48,003

$49,765

Plus  - Equity-based compensation – network operations expense

121

145

161

146

573

111

141

Plus – Depreciation and amortization expense

17,753

18,604

18,804

20,073

75,234

18,538

18,897

Non-GAAP Gross Profit (2)

$61,135

$62,228

$64,391

$65,653

$253,408

$66,652

$68,803

GAAP Gross Margin (1)

39.9%

39.5%

40.2%

39.3%

39.7%

41.0%

41.5%

Non-GAAP Gross Margin (2)

56.5%

56.6%

57.0%

56.8%

56.7%

56.9%

57.4%



(1)

GAAP gross profit is defined as total service revenue less network operations expense, depreciation and amortization and equity based compensation included in network operations expense.  GAAP gross margin is defined as GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.

(2)

Non-GAAP gross profit represents service revenue less network operations expense, excluding equity-based compensation and amounts shown separately (depreciation and amortization expense). Non-GAAP gross margin is defined as non-GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.  Management believes that non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin are relevant metrics to provide to investors, as they are metrics that management uses to measure the margin and amount available to the Company after network service costs, in essence these are measures of the efficiency of the Company's network.

Gross and Net Leverage Ratios

Gross leverage ratio is defined as total debt divided by the trailing last 12 months EBITDA, as adjusted.  Net leverage ratio is defined as total net debt (total debt minus cash and cash equivalents) divided by the trailing last 12 months EBITDA, as adjusted.  Cogent's gross leverage ratio was 4.64 at March 31, 2017 and 4.62 at June 30, 2017 and Cogent's net leverage ratio was 2.94 at March 31, 2017 and 2.98 at June 30, 2017 and as shown below.

($ in 000's) – unaudited

As of March 31, 2017

As of June 30, 2017

Cash and cash equivalents

$263,196

$256,492

Debt



Capital leases – current portion

7,215

7,635

Capital leases – long term

137,917

142,155

Senior unsecured notes

189,225

189,225

Senior secured notes

375,000

375,000

Note payable

8,611

9,445

Total debt

717,968

723,460

Total net debt

454,772

466,968

Trailing 12 months EBITDA, as adjusted

154,842

156,575

Gross leverage ratio

4.64

4.62

Net leverage ratio

2.94

2.98

Cogent's SEC filings are available online via the Investor Relations section of www.cogentco.com or on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

 

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF JUNE 30, 2017 AND DECEMBER 31, 2016

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE DATA)




June 30,
2017


December 31,
2016




(Unaudited)




Assets






Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents


$

256,492


$

274,319


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,731 and $1,734, 
     respectively


34,754


33,598


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


21,906


19,706


Total current assets


313,152


327,623


Property and equipment, net


376,867


361,641


Deferred tax assets


35,661


42,241


Deposits and other assets - $705 and $128 restricted, respectively


6,759


6,387


Total assets


$

732,439


$

737,892








Liabilities and stockholders' equity






Current liabilities:






Accounts payable


$

9,284


$

11,551


Accrued and other current liabilities


49,412


47,149


Installment payment agreement, current portion, net of discount of $312 and $204, 
     respectively


6,004


2,587


Current maturities, capital lease obligations


7,635


6,626


Total current liabilities


72,335


67,913


Senior secured 2022 notes, net of unamortized debt costs of $2,066 and $2,257, 
     respectively and including premium of $421 and $462, respectively


373,355


373,205


Senior unsecured 2021 notes, net of unamortized debt costs of $2,339 and $2,575, 
     respectively


186,886


186,650


Capital lease obligations, net of current maturities


142,155


135,335


Other long term liabilities


28,909


28,043


Total liabilities


803,640


791,146


Commitments and contingencies:






Stockholders' equity:






Common stock, $0.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized; 45,927,374 and 
     45,478,787 shares issued and outstanding, respectively


46


45


Additional paid-in capital


447,852


442,799


Accumulated other comprehensive income — foreign currency translation


(9,702)


(17,193)


Accumulated deficit


(509,397)


(478,905)


Total stockholders' deficit


(71,201)


(53,254)


Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit


$

732,439


$

737,892





COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017 AND JUNE 30, 2016

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)




Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2017


Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2016




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


Service revenue


$

119,777


$

109,955


Operating expenses:






Network operations (including $141 and $145 of equity-based compensation 
     expense, respectively, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown 
     separately below)


51,115


47,872


Selling, general, and administrative (including $3,084 and $2,542 of equity-based 
     compensation expense, respectively)


31,788


29,820


Depreciation and amortization


18,897


18,604


Total operating expenses


101,800


96,296


Losses on debt purchases and installment loan repayment



(587)


Gains on equipment transactions


1,023


4,439


Operating income


19,000


17,511


Interest income and other, net


1,015


335


Interest expense


(12,090)


(10,243)


Income before income taxes


7,925


7,603


Income tax provision


(3,608)


(3,379)


Net income


$

4,317


$

4,224








Comprehensive income:






Net income


$

4,317


$

4,224


Foreign currency translation adjustment


6,163


(1,967)


Comprehensive income


$

10,480


$

2,257








Net income per common share:






Basic and diluted net income per common share


$

0.10


$

0.09








Dividends declared per common share


$

0.44


$

0.37








Weighted-average common shares - basic


44,717,372


44,491,899








Weighted-average common shares - diluted


44,988,655


44,757,494





COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017 AND JUNE 30, 2016

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)




Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2017


Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2016




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


Service revenue


$

236,981


$

218,247


Operating expenses:






Network operations (including $252 and $266 of equity-based compensation expense, respectively, 
     exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below)


101,778


95,149


Selling, general, and administrative (including $5,620 and $4,602 of equity-based compensation 
     expense, respectively)


63,252


59,352


Depreciation and amortization


37,435


36,357


Total operating expenses


202,465


190,858


Losses on debt purchases and installment loan repayment



(587)


Gains on equipment transactions


3,146


6,385


Operating income


37,662


33,187


Interest income and other, net


1,870


468


Interest expense


(23,978)


(20,309)


Income before income taxes


15,554


13,346


Income tax provision


(7,101)


(5,768)


Net income


$

8,453


$

7,578








Comprehensive income:






Net income


$

8,453


$

7,578


Foreign currency translation adjustment


7,491


2,107


Comprehensive income


$

15,944


$

9,685








Net income per common share:






Basic and diluted net income per common share


$

0.19


$

0.17








Dividends declared per common share


$

0.86


$

0.73








Weighted-average common shares - basic


44,720,971


44,484,863








Weighted-average common shares - diluted


44,990,298


44,713,196





COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017 AND JUNE 30, 2016

(IN THOUSANDS)




Three months
Ended
June 30, 2017


Three months
Ended
June 30, 2016




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


Cash flows from operating activities:






Net income


$

4,317


$

4,224


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






Depreciation and amortization


18,897


18,604


Amortization of debt discount and premium


287


480


Equity-based compensation expense (net of amounts capitalized)


3,225


2,687


Losses on debt purchases and installment loan repayment



587


Gains — equipment transactions and other, net


(1,457)


(4,294)


Deferred income taxes


3,292


3,310


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






Accounts receivable


(384)


(1,058)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(133)


(1,218)


Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities


(423)


386


Deposits and other assets


424


(10)


Net cash provided by operating activities


28,045


23,698


Cash flows from investing activities:






Purchases of property and equipment


(12,007)


(14,260)


Net cash used in investing activities


(12,007)


(14,260)


Cash flows from financing activities:






Dividends paid


(19,946)


(16,671)


Purchases of common stock


(1,829)



Purchases of senior secured 2021 notes



(10,775)


Proceeds from exercises of stock options


186


424


Principal payments on installment payment agreement


(733)


(19,019)


Principal payments of capital lease obligations


(2,194)


(3,935)


Net cash used in financing activities


(24,516)


(49,976)


Effect of exchange rates changes on cash


1,774


(545)


Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents


(6,704)


(41,083)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


263,196


196,050


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

256,492


$

154,967





COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017 AND JUNE 30, 2016

(IN THOUSANDS)




Six months
Ended
June 30, 2017


Six months
Ended
June 30, 2016




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


Cash flows from operating activities:






Net income


$

8,453


$

7,578


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






Depreciation and amortization


37,435


36,357


Amortization of debt discount and premium


567


696


Equity-based compensation expense (net of amounts capitalized)


5,872


4,868


Losses on debt purchases and installment loan repayment



587


Gains — equipment transactions and other, net


(3,628)


(6,480)


Deferred income taxes


6,626


5,633


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






Accounts receivable


(341)


(1,445)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(1,200)


(3,435)


Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities


(2,084)


8,765


Deposits and other assets


(141)


(1,869)


Net cash provided by operating activities


51,559


51,255


Cash flows from investing activities:






Purchases of property and equipment


(24,256)


(29,294)


Net cash used in investing activities


(24,256)


(29,294)


Cash flows from financing activities:






Dividends paid


(38,945)


(32,842)


Purchases of common stock


(1,829)



Purchases of senior secured 2021 notes



(10,775)


Proceeds from exercises of stock options


486


630


Principal payments on installment payment agreement


(951)


(21,203)


Principal payments of capital lease obligations


(6,048)


(7,304)


Net cash used in financing activities


(47,287)


(71,494)


Effect of exchange rates changes on cash


2,157


909


Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents


(17,827)


(48,624)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


274,319


203,591


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

256,492


$

154,967


 

Except for historical information and discussion contained herein, statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements include, but are not limited to statements identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "targets," "projects" and similar expressions.  The statements in this release are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Cogent's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties.  Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.  Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences, including future economic instability in the global economy or a contraction of the capital markets which could affect spending on Internet services and our ability to engage in financing activities; the impact of changing foreign exchange rates (in particular the Euro to USD and Canadian dollar to USD exchange rates) on the translation of our non-USD denominated revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities; legal and operational difficulties in new markets; the imposition of a requirement that we contribute to the US Universal Service Fund on the basis of our Internet revenue; changes in government policy and/or regulation, including net neutrality rules  by the United States Federal Communications Commission and in the area of data protection; increasing competition leading to lower prices for our services; our ability to attract new customers and to increase and maintain the volume of traffic on our network; the ability to maintain our Internet peering arrangements on favorable terms; our reliance on an equipment vendor, Cisco Systems Inc., and the potential for hardware or software problems associated with such equipment; the dependence of our network on the quality and dependability of third-party fiber providers; our ability to retain certain customers that comprise a significant portion of our revenue base; the management of network failures and/or disruptions; and outcomes in litigation as well as other risks discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our report on Form 10-Q  for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cogent undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement or any information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.

 

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