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Comcast Reports 2nd Quarter 2012 Results

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Consolidated Revenue Increased 6%, Operating Cash Flow Increased 4% and Operating Income Increased 5%</b> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <b>Earnings per Share Increased 35% to $0.50</b> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <b>Generated $1.6 Billion of Free Cash Flow</b> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <b>Dividends and Share Repurchases Totaled $1.2 Billion</b> </p>

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Comcast Reports 2nd Quarter 2012 Results07:00 EDT Wednesday, August 01, 2012 PHILADELPHIA (Business Wire) -- Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, said, “Our solid operating and financial results for the second quarter underscore the strength of our cable company and our focus on driving operational excellence and technology innovations. We are improving the customer experience and delivering exceptional products, which are the foundation for cable's continued momentum in High-Speed Internet and Business Services and stronger Video and Voice customer results. NBCUniversal's second quarter performance came in as anticipated, and we continue to be very positive about our opportunities to build value across all the NBCUniversal businesses. Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal are also working well together to launch innovative products and experiences - and these efforts are being showcased now as we utilize all of our content and technology platforms to deliver the most comprehensive Olympics coverage ever.”   Consolidated Financial Results   ($ in millions)     2nd Quarter     Year to DateConsolidated Results2011     2012*     Growth2011**     2012*     Growth   Revenue $14,333 $15,211 6.1% $26,461 $30,089 13.7% Operating Cash Flow (OCF)1 $4,801 $5,004 4.2% $8,867 $9,692 9.3% Operating Income $2,938 $3,079 4.8% $5,162 $5,837 13.1% Earnings per Share2 $0.37 $0.50 35.1% $0.70 $0.94 34.3% Free Cash Flow3 $1,520 $1,554 2.2% $3,741 $4,593 22.8%   *2012 includes 100% of Universal Orlando results. **Year to date 2011 includes 5 months of NBCUniversal results.   For additional detail on segment revenue and expenses, customer metrics, capital expenditures, and free cash flow, please refer to the trending schedules on Comcast's Investor Relations website at www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com. Consolidated financial results include NBCUniversal from January 28, 2011 and 100% of Universal Orlando from July 1, 2011. Revenue increased 6.1% in the second quarter of 2012 to $15.2 billion, while Operating Cash Flow increased 4.2% to $5.0 billion and Operating Income increased 4.8% to $3.1 billion. For the six months ended June 30, 2012,revenue increased 13.7% to $30.1 billion, while operating cash flow increased 9.3% to $9.7 billion and operating income increased 13.1% to $5.8 billion. Earnings per Share (EPS) for the second quarter of 2012 was $0.50, a 35.1% increase from the $0.37reported in the second quarter of 2011. Excluding a $137 million non-cash, non-recurring income tax charge in the second quarter of 2011, EPS increased 19.0% in the second quarter of 2012 (see Table 4). EPS for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $0.94, a 34.3% increase from the $0.70 reported in the prior year. Excluding NBCUniversal transaction and related costs incurred in the first six months of 2011 and the non-cash, non-recurring income tax charge noted above, EPS increased 22.1% (see Table 4). Free Cash Flow (excluding any impact from the Economic Stimulus packages) for the second quarter of 2012 increased 2.2% to $1.6 billion compared to the second quarter of 2011, reflecting growth in consolidated operating cash flow and improvements in working capital, partially offset by higher taxes and capitalized software and intangible asset expenditures. Free cash flow for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased 22.8% to $4.6 billion compared to $3.7 billion in 2011.         ($ in millions)2nd QuarterYear to DateFree Cash Flow2011     2012*     Growth2011**     2012*     Growth Operating Cash Flow $4,801 $5,004 4.2% $8,867 $9,692 9.3% Capital Expenditures (1,271) (1,287) 1.3% (2,377) (2,461) 3.5% Cash Paid for Capitalized Software and Other Intangible Assets (173) (230) 32.9% (296) (414) 39.9% Cash Interest Expense (540) (544) 0.7% (1,197) (1,158) (3.3%) Cash Taxes (496) (904) 82.3% (570) (1,022) 79.3% Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities (428) (305) (28.7%) (421) 41 NM Noncash Share-Based Compensation 90 100 11.1% 174 189 8.6% Proceeds from Investments and Other 75 77 2.7% 143 152 6.3% Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests (129) (175) 35.7% (175) (233) 33.1% Excess Tax Benefits Under Share-Based Compensation (14) (6) (57.1%) (40) (79) 97.5% Nonoperating Items (9)     (9)     – 19     53     NM Free Cash Flow (Incl. Economic Stimulus Packages) $1,906 $1,721 (9.7%) $4,127 $4,760 15.3% Economic Stimulus Packages (386)     (167)     (56.7%) (386)     (167)     (56.7%) Free Cash Flow $1,520 $1,554 2.2% $3,741 $4,593 22.8%   *2012 includes 100% of Universal Orlando results. **Year to date 2011 includes 5 months of NBCUniversal results.   Note: The definition of Free Cash Flow excludes any impact from the 2008-2012 Economic Stimulus packages. These amounts have been excluded from Free Cash Flow to provide an appropriate comparison. NM=comparison not meaningful. Dividends and Share Repurchases. During the second quarter of 2012, Comcast paid dividends totaling $438 million and repurchased 25.8 million of its common shares for $750million. Year-to-date, Comcast has repurchased 51.7 million of its common shares for $1.5 billion. As of June 30, 2012, Comcast had approximately $5.0 billion available under its share repurchase authorization. Pro Forma Financial Results Pro forma results are presented as if the NBCUniversal transaction, which closed on January 28, 2011, and the Universal Orlando transaction, which closed on July 1, 2011, were effective on January 1, 2010. These results are based on historical results of operations, adjusted for the effects of acquisition accounting and eliminating the costs and expenses directly related to the transaction, and are not necessarily indicative of what the results would have been had Comcast operated NBCUniversal and Universal Orlando since January 1, 2010 (see Table 5 for reconciliations of pro forma financial information).         ($ in millions)2nd QuarterYear to DateConsolidated Pro Forma Results2011     2012     Growth2011     2012     Growth   Revenue $14,700 $15,211 3.5% $28,280 $30,089 6.4% Operating Cash Flow (OCF) $4,960 $5,004 0.9% $9,236 $9,692 4.9%   Consolidated Pro Forma Revenue increased 3.5% in the second quarter of 2012 to $15.2 billion compared to $14.7 billion in the second quarter of 2011. Consolidated Pro Forma Operating Cash Flow increased 0.9% to $5.0 billion compared to last year's second quarter. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, consolidated pro forma revenue increased 6.4% to $30.1 billion compared to $28.3 billion in 2011. Consolidated pro forma operating cash flow increased 4.9% to $9.7 billion compared to $9.2 billion in the first six months of 2011. Cable Communications         ($ in millions)2nd QuarterYear to Date2011     2012     Growth2011     2012     GrowthCable Communications Revenue Video $4,941 $5,079 2.8% $9,832 $10,048 2.2% High-Speed Internet 2,186 2,380 8.9% 4,292 4,703 9.6% Voice 878 889 1.2% 1,738 1,767 1.6% Business Services 435 582 34.2% 829 1,123 35.6% Advertising 512 552 7.6% 967 1,028 6.3% Other 389     415     6.7% 767     827     7.8% Cable Communications Revenue $9,341 $9,897 6.0% $18,425 $19,496 5.8%   Cable Communications OCF $3,886 $4,101 5.5% $7,635 $8,056 5.5% OCF Margin41.6%41.4%41.4%41.3%   Cable Communications Capital Expenditures $1,181 $1,124 (4.9%) $2,234 $2,180 (2.4%) Percent of Cable Communications Revenue12.6%11.4%   12.1%11.2%     Revenue. For the second quarter of 2012, Cable revenue increased 6.0% to $9.9 billion compared to $9.3 billion in the second quarter of 2011. This increase was driven by an 8.9% increase in High-Speed Internet revenue, a 34.2% increase in Business Services revenue and a 2.8% increase in Video revenue. Monthly average total revenue per Video customer increased 8.0% to $148.57, reflecting a growing number of residential customers taking multiple products, rate adjustments and a higher contribution from Business Services. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Cable revenue increased 5.8% to $19.5 billion compared to $18.4 billion in 2011. Operating Cash Flow. For the second quarter of 2012, Cable operating cash flow increased 5.5% to $4.1 billion compared to $3.9 billion in the second quarter of 2011, reflecting higher revenue offset primarily by increases in video programming as well as sales and marketing to support growth and enhance our competitive position in both residential and business services. This quarter's operating cash flow margin was 41.4% compared to 41.6% in the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Cable operating cash flow increased 5.5% to $8.1 billion compared to $7.6 billion in 2011. Year-to-date operating cash flow margin was 41.3% compared to 41.4% in 2011. Capital Expenditures. For the second quarter of 2012, Cable capital expenditures decreased 4.9% to $1.1 billion compared to $1.2 billion in the prior year, primarily reflecting lower spending on customer premise equipment. Cable capital expenditures represented 11.4% of Cable revenue in the second quarter of 2012 compared to 12.6% in last year's second quarter. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Cable capital expenditures decreased 2.4%to $2.2 billion, representing 11.2% of Cable revenue. Customers. In the second quarter, combined Video, High-Speed Internet and Voice customers increased by 138,000, a 40.1% increase compared to second quarter 2011 net additions. As of June 30, 2012, Video, High-Speed Internet and Voice customers totaled 50.5million, an increase of 1.4 million or 2.8% over last year's second quarter.         (in thousands)CustomersNet Adds2Q11     2Q122Q11     2Q12 Video Customers 22,513 22,118 (238) (176) High-Speed Internet Customers 17,547 18,738 144 156 Voice Customers 9,063     9,664 193     158 Combined Video, HSI and Voice Customers 49,123 50,521 99 138   NBCUniversal Pro forma NBCUniversal results are presented as if the NBCUniversal transaction, which closed on January 28, 2011, and the Universal Orlando transaction, which closed on July 1, 2011, were effective on January 1, 2010. Revenue for NBCUniversal decreased 0.8% to $5.5 billion in the second quarter of 2012 compared to last year's second quarter reflecting the impact on our Cable Networks and Broadcast Television segments from a content licensing agreement signed in the second quarter of 2011 and underperformance in our Filmed Entertainment segment. Operating Cash Flow decreased 15.4% to $982 million compared to $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2011 reflecting the decrease in revenue as well as higher programming investments. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, NBCUniversal revenueincreased 7.8% to $11.0 billion. Excluding $259 million of revenue related to the Super Bowl in the first quarter of 2012, revenue increased 5.2%. Operating cash flowincreased 1.6% to $1.8 billion compared to the first six months of 2011 (see Table 6).         ($ in millions) (pro forma)2nd QuarterYear to Date2011     2012     Growth2011     2012     GrowthNBCUniversal Revenue Cable Networks $2,173 $2,252 3.6% $4,193 $4,390 4.7% Broadcast Television 1,695 1,540 (9.1%) 3,047 3,391 11.3% Filmed Entertainment 1,254 1,231 (1.8%) 2,229 2,423 8.7% Theme Parks 521 539 3.4% 911 951 4.4% Headquarters, Other and Eliminations (96)     (58)     39.2% (194)     (179)     7.7% NBCUniversal Revenue $5,547 $5,504 (0.8%) $10,186 $10,976 7.8%   NBCUniversal OCF Cable Networks $846 $788 (6.8%) $1,663 $1,593 (4.2%) Broadcast Television 190 196 2.7% 210 186 (11.5%) Filmed Entertainment 27 (83) NM (119) (77) 35.8% Theme Parks 225 235 4.2% 359 392 9.0% Headquarters, Other and Eliminations (127)     (154)     (20.3%) (347)     (299)     13.7% NBCUniversal OCF $1,161 $982 (15.4%) $1,766 $1,795 1.6%   Cable Networks For the second quarter of 2012, revenue from the Cable Networks segment increased 3.6% to $2.3 billion compared to $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2011, driven by a 6.8% increase in distribution revenue and a 4.1% increase in advertising revenue, partially offset by lower revenue from a content licensing agreement signed in the second quarter of 2011. Operating cash flow decreased 6.8% to $788 million compared to $846 million in the second quarter of 2011, reflecting higher programming and production costs, primarily due to increased investment in original programming and higher NHL and NBA programming costs. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, revenue from the Cable Networks segment increased 4.7% to $4.4 billion compared to $4.2 billion in 2011. Operating cash flow decreased 4.2% to $1.6 billion compared to $1.7 billion in the first six months of 2011. Broadcast Television For the second quarter of 2012, revenue from the Broadcast Television segment decreased 9.1% to $1.5 billion compared to $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2011, reflecting lower revenue from a content licensing agreement signed in the second quarter of 2011. Operating cash flow increased 2.7% to $196 million compared to $190 million in the second quarter of 2011, reflecting improved performance at the owned local stations, partially offset by increased investment in programming. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, revenue from the Broadcast Television segment increased 11.3% to $3.4 billion compared to $3.0 billion in 2011. Excluding the impact of the Super Bowl in the first quarter of 2012, revenue increased 2.8%. Operating cash flow decreased 11.5% to $186 million compared to $210 million in the first six months of 2011 (see Table 6). Filmed Entertainment For the second quarter of 2012, revenue from the Filmed Entertainment segment decreased 1.8% to $1.2 billion compared to $1.3 billion in the second quarter of 2011, primarily reflecting lower theatrical and stage plays revenue, partially offset by higher content licensing revenue. In the second quarter of 2012, the Filmed Entertainment segment generated an operating cash flow loss of $83 million compared to operating cash flow of $27 million in the second quarter of 2011, primarily driven by the underperformance of Battleship. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, revenue from the Filmed Entertainment segment increased 8.7% to $2.4 billion compared to $2.2 billion in 2011. Operating cash flow was a loss of $77 million compared to a loss of $119 million in the first six months of 2011. Theme Parks Theme Parks results are presented as if the Universal Orlando transaction, which closed on July 1, 2011, was effective on January 1, 2010. As a result, Theme Parks segment revenue and operating cash flow includes the results of Universal Orlando, Universal Hollywood and international licensing fees. For the second quarter of 2012, revenue from the Theme Parks segment increased 3.4% to $539 million compared to $521 million in the second quarter of 2011, driven by solid performance at the Orlando and Hollywood parks. Second quarter operating cash flow increased 4.2% to $235 million compared to $225 million in the same period last year. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, revenue from the Theme Parks segment increased 4.4% to $951 million compared to $911 million in 2011. Operating cash flow increased 9.0% to $392 million compared to $359 million in the first six months of 2011. Headquarters, Other and Eliminations NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations include overhead and eliminations between the NBCUniversal businesses. For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations operating cash flow loss was $154 million compared to a loss of $127 million in the second quarter of 2011 which includes non-recurring transaction-related costs that totaled $6 million. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, NBCUniversal Headquarters, Other and Eliminations operating cash flow loss was $299 million compared to a loss of $347 million in 2011 which includes non-recurring transaction-related costs that totaled $98 million. Corporate, Other and Eliminations Pro forma Corporate, Other and Eliminations include corporate operations, Comcast-Spectacor and eliminations between Comcast's businesses. For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, Corporate, Other and Eliminations revenue was ($190) million compared to ($188) million in 2011. The operating cash flow loss was $79 million compared to a loss of $87 million in the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Corporate and Other revenue and eliminations were ($383) million compared to ($331) million in 2011. The operating cash flow loss was $159 million compared to a loss of $165 million in the first six months of 2011. Notes: 1     We define Operating Cash Flow as operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, excluding impairment charges related to fixed and intangible assets and gains or losses on the sale of assets, if any.   2 Earnings per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis.   3 We define Free Cash Flow as Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities (as stated in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows) reduced by capital expenditures, cash paid for intangible assets and cash distributions to noncontrolling interests; and adjusted for any payments and receipts related to certain nonoperating items, net of estimated tax benefits. We do not present Free Cash Flow on a pro forma basis.   All percentages are calculated on whole numbers. Differences may exist due to rounding.   Conference Call Information Comcast Corporation will host a conference call with the financial community today, August 1, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The conference call and related materials will be broadcast live and posted on its Investor Relations website at www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com. Those parties interested in participating via telephone should dial (800) 263-8495 with the conference ID number 93213388. A replay of the call will be available starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on August 1, 2012, on the Investor Relations website or by telephone. To access the telephone replay, which will be available until Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at midnight ET, please dial (855) 859-2056 and enter the conference ID number 93213388. To automatically receive Comcast financial news by email, please visit www.cmcsa.com or www.cmcsk.com and subscribe to email alerts. Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Readers are directed to Comcast's periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a description of such risks and uncertainties. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. Non-GAAP Financial Measures In this discussion, we sometimes refer to financial measures that are not presented according to generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (GAAP). Certain of these measures are considered “non-GAAP financial measures” under the SEC regulations; those rules require the supplemental explanations and reconciliations that are in Comcast's Form 8-K (Quarterly Earnings Release) furnished to the SEC. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the world's leading media, entertainment and communications companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable Communications and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable Communications is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.             TABLE 1Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income (Unaudited)                       Three Months EndedSix Months Ended (in millions, except per share data) June 30,June 30,   2011     2012     2011     2012   Revenue $ 14,333 $15,211 $ 26,461 $30,089   Operating costs and expenses   9,532     10,207     17,594     20,397     Operating cash flow 4,801 5,004 8,867 9,692   Depreciation expense 1,478 1,516 2,964 3,045 Amortization expense   385     409     741     810     1,863     1,925     3,705     3,855   Operating income 2,938 3,079 5,162 5,837   Other income (expense) Interest expense (621 ) (625) (1,226 ) (1,265) Investment income (loss), net 61 8 150 100 Equity in net income (losses) of investees, net 37 29 - 32 Other income (expense), net   (34 )   (47)   (70 )   (63)   (557 )   (635)   (1,146 )   (1,196)   Income before income taxes 2,381 2,444 4,016 4,641   Income tax expense   (1,014 )   (811)   (1,610 )   (1,561)   Net income 1,367 1,633 2,406 3,080   Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (345 ) (285) (441 ) (508)         Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation $ 1,022   $1,348   $ 1,965   $2,572       Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders $ 0.37   $0.50   $ 0.70   $0.94       Dividends declared per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders $ 0.1125   $0.1625   $ 0.225   $0.325         Diluted weighted-average number of common shares   2,789     2,717     2,799     2,733       Note:Consolidated financial results include NBCUniversal from January 28, 2011 and 100% of Universal Orlando from July 1, 2011.       TABLE 2Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)             (in millions) December 31, June 30, 2011 2012ASSETS   Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,620 $2,101 Investments 54 2,231 Receivables, net 4,351 4,387 Programming rights 987 1,114 Other current assets   1,561   1,521 Total current assets   8,573   11,354   Film and television costs 5,227 5,120   Investments 9,854 8,018   Property and equipment, net 27,559 26,891   Franchise rights 59,376 59,364   Goodwill 26,874 27,010   Other intangible assets, net 18,165 17,786   Other noncurrent assets, net   2,190   2,145   $ 157,818 $157,688   LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   Current Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors $ 5,705 $5,730 Accrued participations and residuals 1,255 1,300 Deferred revenue 790 1,027 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 4,124 4,731 Current portion of long-term debt   1,367   2,954 Total current liabilities   13,241   15,742   Long-term debt, less current portion 37,942 34,175   Deferred income taxes 29,932 29,881   Other noncurrent liabilities 13,034 13,432   Redeemable noncontrolling interests 16,014 16,279   Equity Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity 47,274 47,731 Noncontrolling interests   381   448 Total Equity   47,655   48,179   $ 157,818 $157,688       TABLE 3Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)             (in millions) Six Months EndedJune 30,   2011     2012     OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net income $ 2,406 $3,080 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 3,705 3,855 Amortization of film and television costs 2,889 4,156 Share-based compensation 174 189 Noncash interest expense (income), net 78 105 Equity in net (income) losses of investees, net - (32) Cash received from investees 170 142 Net (gain) loss on investment activity and other (107 ) (27) Deferred income taxes 693 41 Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures: Change in receivables, net 277 (30) Change in film and television costs (3,268 ) (4,176) Change in accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors (154 ) (4) Change in other operating assets and liabilities   93     516     Net cash provided by operating activities   6,956     7,815     INVESTING ACTIVITIES Capital expenditures (2,377 ) (2,461) Cash paid for intangible assets (296 ) (414) Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (5,660 ) - Proceeds from sales of businesses and investments 116 64 Purchases of investments (46 ) (108) Other   (23 )   90     Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   (8,286 )   (2,829)   FINANCING ACTIVITIES Proceeds from (repayments of) short-term borrowings, net 741 (554) Repurchases and repayments of debt (1,764 ) (1,692) Repurchases and retirements of common stock (1,050 ) (1,500) Dividends paid (572 ) (741) Issuances of common stock 206 184 Distributions to noncontrolling interests (175 ) (233) Other   (43 )   31     Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (2,657 )   (4,505)   Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (3,987 ) 481   Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   5,984     1,620     Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 1,997   $2,101     Note:Consolidated financial results include NBCUniversal from January 28, 2011 and 100% of Universal Orlando from July 1, 2011.                   TABLE 4Supplemental Information   Alternate Presentation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities and Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)     Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,June 30, (in millions)   2011     2012     2011     2012   Operating income $ 2,938 $3,079 $ 5,162 $5,837 Depreciation and amortization   1,863     1,925     3,705     3,855   Operating income before depreciation and amortization 4,801 5,004 8,867 9,692 Noncash share-based compensation expense 90 100 174 189 Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (428 )   (305)   (421 )   41   Cash basis operating income 4,463 4,799 8,620 9,922 Payments of interest (540 ) (544) (1,197 ) (1,158) Payments of income taxes (496 ) (904) (570 ) (1,022) Proceeds from investments and other 75 77 143 152 Excess Tax Benefits Under Share-Based Compensation   (14 )   (6)   (40 )   (79)Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $ 3,488   $3,422   $ 6,956   $7,815   Capital expenditures (1,271 ) (1,287) (2,377 ) (2,461) Cash paid for capitalized software and other intangible assets (173 ) (230) (296 ) (414) Distributions to noncontrolling interests (129 ) (175) (175 ) (233) Nonoperating items   (9 )   (9)   19     53   Free Cash Flow (including Economic stimulus packages) $ 1,906 $1,721 $ 4,127 $4,760 Economic stimulus packages   (386 )   (167)   (386 )   (167)Total Free Cash Flow $ 1,520   $1,554   $ 3,741   $4,593     Reconciliation of EPS Excluding Unfavorable Income Tax Adjustments and NBCUniversal Transaction and Related Costs (Unaudited)                   Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,June 30,   2011 2012 2011 2012 (in millions, except per share data) $   EPS (1)$   EPS (1) $   EPS (1)$   EPS (1)   Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation $1,022 $0.37 $1,348$0.50 $1,965 $0.70 $2,572$0.94Growth %31.9%35.1%30.8%34.3%   Unfavorable Income Tax Adjustments (2) 137 0.05 -- 137 0.05 -- Comcast Costs Related to the NBCUniversal Transaction, net of tax (3) - - -- 51 0.02 -- NBCUniversal Transaction-Related Costs, net of tax(4) 2 0.00 -- 16 0.00 --   Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation                         (excluding Unfavorable Income Tax Adjustments and NBCUniversal Transaction and Related Costs) $1,161   $0.42 $1,348   $0.50 $2,169   $0.77 $2,572   $0.94Growth %16.1%19.0%18.6%22.1%   (1) Based on diluted weighted-average number of common shares for the respective periods as presented in Table 1.   (2) 2011 Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes an unfavorable tax adjustment due to changes in state tax legislation of $137 million in total.   (3) 2011 year to date Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $63 million of operating costs and expenses and $16 million of other expense ($80 million in total, $51 million net of tax) related to the NBCUniversal Transaction.   (4) 1st quarter 2011 Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $44 million in transaction-related costs, $14 million net of tax and noncontrolling interest. 2nd quarter 2011 Net Income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $6 million in transaction-related costs, $2 million net of tax and noncontrolling interest.   Note: Consolidated financial results include NBCUniversal from January 28, 2011 and 100% of Universal Orlando from July 1, 2011. Minor differences may exist due to rounding.                           TABLE 5Reconciliation of GAAP to Pro Forma(1) Financial Information (Unaudited)     GAAPNBCUniversalCorporate, Other and EliminationsTotal   Pro Forma (in millions) Corporate,Corporate,CableTotalOther andPro FormaPro FormaPro FormaOther andPro FormaTotalCommunicationsNBCUEliminationsTotalAdjustments(1)NBCUAdjustments(1)EliminationsAdjustments(1)Pro FormaThree Months Ended June 30, 2011     Revenue $9,341 $5,179 ($187 ) $14,333 $368 $5,547 ($1 ) ($188 ) $367 $14,700   Operating Costs and Expenses 5,455 4,178 (101 ) 9,532 208 4,386 -   (101 ) 208 9,740   Operating Cash Flow $3,886 $1,001 ($86 ) $4,801 $160 $1,161 ($1 ) ($87 ) $159 $4,960     Three Months Ended June 30, 2012   Revenue $9,897 $5,504 ($190 ) $15,211 - $5,504 - ($190 ) - $15,211   Operating Costs and Expenses 5,796 4,522 (111 ) 10,207 - 4,522 -   (111 ) - 10,207   Operating Cash Flow $4,101 $982 ($79 ) $5,004 - $982 -   ($79 ) - $5,004                                               Six Months Ended June 30, 2011   Revenue $18,425 $8,322 ($286 ) $26,461 $1,864 $10,186 ($45 ) ($331 ) $1,819 $28,280   Operating Costs and Expenses 10,790 6,863 (59 ) 17,594 1,557 8,420 (107 ) (166 ) 1,450 19,044   Operating Cash Flow $7,635 $1,459 ($227 ) $8,867 $307 $1,766 $62   ($165 ) $369 $9,236   Six Months Ended June 30, 2012   Revenue $19,496 $10,976 ($383 ) $30,089 - $10,976 - ($383 ) - $30,089   Operating Costs and Expenses 11,440 9,181 (224 ) 20,397 - 9,181 -   (224 ) - 20,397   Operating Cash Flow $8,056 $1,795 ($159 ) $9,692 - $1,795 -   ($159 ) - $9,692   (1) Pro Forma information is presented as if the NBCUniversal transaction and the acquisition of the remaining 50% interest of Universal Orlando occurred January 1, 2010. Pro forma data does not include adjustments for costs related to integration activities, cost savings or synergies that have been or may be achieved by the combined businesses. Pro forma amounts are not necessarily indicative of what our results would have been had we operated the NBCUniversal contributed businesses or Universal Orlando since January 1, 2010, nor of our future results.                 TABLE 6Reconciliation of Consolidated Pro Forma NBCUniversal Revenue Excluding Super Bowl (Unaudited)   Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,June 30,   (in millions) 2011 2012Growth % 2011 2012Growth %   Revenue $ 5,547 $5,504 (0.8 %) $ 10,186 $10,976 7.8 %   Super Bowl   -   -   -   (259)   Revenue excluding Super Bowl $ 5,547 $5,504 (0.8 %) $ 10,186 $10,717   5.2 %   Reconciliation of Pro Forma Broadcast Television Revenue Excluding Super Bowl (Unaudited)   Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,June 30,   (in millions) 2011 2012Growth % 2011 2012Growth %   Revenue $ 1,695 $1,540 (9.1 %) $ 3,047 $3,391 11.3 %   Super Bowl   -   -   -   (259)   Revenue excluding Super Bowl $ 1,695 $1,540 (9.1 %) $ 3,047 $3,132   2.8 %       Note: Minor differences may exist due to rounding. Comcast CorporationInvestor Contacts:Marlene S. Dooner, 215-286-7392orJane B. Kearns, 215-286-4794orPress Contacts:D?Arcy Rudnay, 215-286-8582orJohn Demming, 215-286-8011