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Cablevision Systems Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Superstorm Sandy Impacts Fourth Quarter Results</b> </p>

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cablevision Systems Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results08:30 EST Thursday, February 28, 2013 BETHPAGE, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. Fourth quarter consolidated net revenues decreased 1.6% to $1.664 billion, consolidated adjusted operating cash flow (“AOCF”)1 decreased 44.2% to $349.6 million and consolidated operating income decreased 91.5% to $29.3 million, all compared to the prior year period. Footnote 2 on page 4 of this release details certain items affecting the comparability of our results for 2012 and 2011. Excluding these items, consolidated net revenues would have increased 0.3% while AOCF and operating income would have decreased 18.4% and 48.7%, respectively, all compared to the prior year period. For full year 2012, consolidated net revenues increased 0.1% to $6.705 billion, consolidated AOCF decreased 17.2% to $1.899 billion and consolidated operating income decreased 38.2% to $759.5 million, all compared to 2011. Footnote 2 on page 4 of this release details certain items affecting the comparability of our results for 2012 and 2011. Excluding these items, net revenue would have grown 0.4%, consolidated AOCF would have decreased 11.7% and operating income would have decreased 27.9%, compared to the prior full year period. Operating highlights for the fourth quarter and full year 2012 include: Fourth quarter cable advertising revenue growth of 17.6%, compared to the prior year period. Improved full year combined Video, High-Speed Data and Voice customer net additions compared to 2011 despite impact of Superstorm Sandy in the fourth quarter. Cablevision President and CEO James L. Dolan said, "2012 was a year of investment at Cablevision – investment in our network, in our products and services, and in our employees to ensure that we were providing our customers with the very best experience with their television, internet and phone services. The enormous challenges of Superstorm Sandy had a strong negative impact on our fourth quarter results. Ever resilient, our employees met those challenges, restored our system and now are focused on continuing to enhance our product portfolio to meet our customers' evolving needs and expectations." See notes on page 4. Telecommunications Services – Cable Television and Lightpath Telecommunications Services includes Cable Television – Cablevision's video, high-speed data, and voice residential and commercial services offered over its cable infrastructure -- and its “Lightpath” branded commercial data and voice services. Telecommunications Services net revenues for the fourth quarter 2012 decreased 1.9% to $1.550 billion, AOCF decreased 40.3% to $401.2 million and operating income decreased 73.2% to $114.3 million, all compared with the prior year period. Excluding the impact of the items highlighted in footnote 2 on page 4 of this release, revenue would have increased 0.1%, AOCF would have decreased 15.9% and operating income would have decreased 37.1%, compared to the prior year period. Full year 2012 net revenues rose 0.2% to $6.292 billion, AOCF decreased 15.7% to $2.103 billion, and operating income decreased 30.4% to $1.059 billion, all as compared to the prior year period. Excluding the impact of the items highlighted in footnote 2 on page 4 of this release, revenue would have increased 0.5% while AOCF would have decreased 10.5% and operating income would have decreased 21.8%, compared to the prior year period. Cable Television Cable Television fourth quarter 2012 net revenues decreased 2.2% to $1.473 billion principally due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy as well as fewer video customers than the prior year period, offset by the continued growth of high-speed data and voice customers. AOCF decreased 42.0% to $368.9 million and operating income decreased 73.6% to $108.6 million, all compared with the prior year period. Excluding the impact of the items highlighted in footnote 2 on page 4 of this release, revenue would have been flat, AOCF would have decreased 17.1% and operating income would have decreased 37.2%, all compared to the prior year period. Fourth quarter 2012 AOCF results reflect higher operating expenses, primarily programming and non-executive employee related costs. The following table illustrates the change in the Cable Television customer base during the fourth quarter of 2012, including the impact of Superstorm Sandy:         Customer Data (Data in table rounded to nearest thousand)                 Total         TotalSeptember 30, 2012     Net Gain/(Loss)(a)(b)     December 31, 2012   Customer Relationships(c)3,640(39)3,601   Video3,247(50)3,197High-Speed Data3,060(5)3,055Voice2,444(10)2,433   Serviceable Passings5,630     16     5,646               (a)   Includes the addition of approximately 4 thousand customer relationships, 7 thousand high-speed data customers, 1 thousand voice customers, and 1 thousand serviceable passings from Bresnan in the fourth quarter of 2012. Video customers remained flat in the quarter. (b) Includes a net reduction of approximately 11 thousand customer relationships, 10 thousand video, 9 thousand high-speed data and 7 thousand voice customers that were located in the areas most severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy who we have been unable to contact and those whose billing we have decided to suspend temporarily during restoration of their homes. In addition, we suspended our normal collection efforts and non-pay disconnect policy during the storm and estimated the number of accounts that we believe would have been disconnected had we not suspended our policy. Our customer counts as of December 31, 2012 have been reduced accordingly (27 thousand customer relationships, 24 thousand video, 23 thousand high-speed data and 19 thousand voice). (c) Represents the number of households/businesses that receive at least one of the Company's services.   See notes on page 4. Lightpath For fourth quarter 2012, Lightpath net revenues increased 3.4% to $81.8 million, AOCF decreased 11.6% to $32.3 million and operating income decreased 64.4% to $5.7 million, each as compared to the prior year period. Fourth quarter results reflect a 13.2% increase in revenue from Ethernet services offset by higher operating expenses. Excluding certain items referenced in footnote 2 on page 4 of this release, AOCF would have increased 5.6% and operating income would have declined 33.4%, respectively. Other Other principally consists of Newsday, Clearview Cinemas, News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity, Cablevision Media Sales Corporation and certain other businesses and unallocated corporate costs. Fourth quarter 2012 net revenues increased 2.3% to $119.7 million, AOCF deficit increased 12.3% to a deficit of $51.5 million and operating loss increased 5.1% to a loss of $85.0 million all compared with the prior year period. Excluding the impact of certain items highlighted in footnote 2 on page 4 of this release, revenue would have increased 2.4% while the AOCF deficit and operating loss would have increased 19.0% and 6.7%, respectively. The increase in AOCF deficit was due primarily to higher costs at Newsday and News 12 Networks offset by lower corporate costs. Full year 2012 net revenues decreased 2.0% to $435.2 million, AOCF deficit increased 1.2% to a deficit of $203.8 million and operating loss increased 2.5% to a loss of $299.3 million. Excluding the impact of certain items highlighted in footnote 2 on page 4 of this release, the AOCF deficit and operating loss would have both increased 4.1%. Other Matters On February 26, 2013, the Board of Directors of Cablevision declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share on each outstanding share of both its Cablevision NY Group Class A Stock and its Cablevision NY Group Class B Stock. This quarterly dividend is payable on April 3, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2013. During 2012, Cablevision repurchased approximately 13.6 million shares of its Class A common stock for approximately $188.6 million. There were no repurchases during the fourth quarter of 2012. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had approximately $455 million available under its stock repurchase authorization. See notes on page 4. NOTES: 1.   See definition of AOCF and Consolidated Free Cash Flow from Continuing Operations included in the discussion of non-GAAP financial measures on page 5 of this earnings release. 2. The following charts highlight certain items affecting comparability between 2012 and 2011 results. This information should be read in conjunction with the reconciliation of AOCF to net income on page 7 of this release:   Revenues, Net   CableTV     Telecom     Other     Total Co.   Q4   FY     Q4   FY     Q4   FY     Q4   FY2012 reported revenue 1,472.7 5,987.8 1,549.6 6,292.2 119.7 435.2 1,664.0 6,705.5 Storm related credits 33.2 33.2 33.2 33.2 0.1 0.1 33.3 33.3 Voice carrier settlement(a) -     (12.6 )     -     (12.9 )     -     -       -     (12.9 ) Adjusted 2012 revenue 1,505.9     6,008.4       1,582.8     6,312.5       119.8     435.3       1,697.3     6,725.9     2011 reported revenue 1,505.7 5,988.2 1,580.1 6,279.7 116.9 443.9 1,691.3 6,700.8 Storm related credits 0.5     0.7       0.5     0.7       0.1     0.5       0.6     1.2   Adjusted 2011 revenue 1,506.2     5,988.9       1,580.6     6,280.4       117.0     444.4       1,691.9     6,702.0     Reported change (%) (2.2 )% - % (1.9 )% 0.2 % 2.3 % (2.0 )% (1.6 )% 0.1 % Adjusted change (%)   - %   0.3 %     0.1 %   0.5 %     2.4 %   (2.0 )%     0.3 %   0.4 %     AOCF   CableTV     Telecom     Other     Total Co.Q4FYQ4FYQ4FYQ4FY2012 reported AOCF 368.9 1,967.8 401.2 2,103.2 (51.5 ) (203.8 ) 349.6 1,899.3 Storm costs 105.5 105.5 107.6 107.6 1.6 1.6 109.2 109.2 Voice carrier settlement(a) - (12.6 ) - (12.9 ) - - - (12.9 ) Contract termination cost(b) 9.4     9.4       9.4     9.4       -     -       9.4     9.4   2012 AOCF excluding items 483.8     2,070.1       518.2     2,207.3       (49.9 )   (202.2 )     468.2     2,005.0     2011 reported AOCF 635.7 2,360.9 672.1 2,495.9 (45.9 ) (201.4 ) 626.2 2,294.5 Storm costs 4.9 20.8 4.9 20.8 0.1 0.3 5.0 21.1 Compensation adjustment(c) (17.7 ) (9.9 ) (21.2 ) (11.8 ) (6.8 ) (3.8 ) (28.0 ) (15.6 ) Executive separation costs(d) 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 10.7 10.7 13.7 13.7 Programming adjustment(e) (42.9 )   (42.9 )     (42.9 )   (42.9 )     -     -       (42.9 )   (42.9 ) 2011 AOCF excluding items 583.5     2,332.4       615.9     2,465.0       (41.9 )   (194.2 )     574.0     2,270.8     Reported change (%) (42.0 )% (16.7 )% (40.3 )% (15.7 )% (12.3 )% (1.2 )% (44.2 )% (17.2 )% Adjusted change (%)   (17.1 )%   (11.3 )%     (15.9 )%   (10.5 )%     (19.0 )%   (4.1 )%     (18.4 )%   (11.7 )%     Operating Income   CableTV     Telecom     Other     Total Co.Q4FYQ4FYQ4FYQ4FY2012 reported operating income 108.6 1,018.3   114.3 1,058.8 (85.0 ) (299.3 ) 29.3 759.5 Storm costs 107.0 107.0 109.1 109.1 1.9 1.9 111.0 111.0 Voice carrier settlement(a) - (12.6 ) - (12.9 ) - - - (12.9 ) Contract termination cost(b) 9.4     9.4       9.4     9.4       -     -       9.4     9.4   Adjusted 2012 operating income 225.0     1,122.1       232.8     1,164.4       (83.1 )   (297.4 )     149.7     867.0     2011 reported operating income 411.0 1,471.5 427.2 1,520.6 (80.9 ) (292.0 ) 346.2 1,228.7 Storm costs 4.9 20.8 4.9 20.8 0.1 0.3 5.0 21.1 Compensation adjustment(c) (17.7 ) (9.9 ) (21.2 ) (11.8 ) (6.8 ) (3.8 ) (28.0 ) (15.6 ) Executive separation costs(d) 2.8 2.8 1.9 1.9 9.8 9.8 11.7 11.7 Programming adjustment(e) (42.9 )   (42.9 )     (42.9 )   (42.9 )     -     -       (42.9 )   (42.9 ) Adjusted 2011 operating income 358.1     1,442.3       369.9     1,488.6       (77.8 )   (285.7 )     292.0     1,203.0     Reported change (%) (73.6 )% (30.8 )% (73.2 )% (30.4 )% (5.1 )% (2.5 )% (91.5 )% (38.2 )% Adjusted change (%)   (37.2 )%   (22.2 )%     (37.1 )%   (21.8 )%     (6.7 )%   (4.1 )%     (48.7 )%   (27.9 )% Note:   All values in charts above represent dollars in millions unless otherwise labeled. Certain amounts may not recalculate due to intersegment eliminations and rounding.   (a) Reflects the resolution of a voice access dispute related to prior years. (b) Contract termination cost related to an equipment purchase commitment. (c) Reflects accrual reversals and reductions in the fourth quarter of 2011 related to certain outstanding long term incentive plan awards. (d) Related to certain executive departures in the fourth quarter of 2011. (e) Reflects adjustment to estimated programming costs relating to prior periods, following renewals of programming contracts.   Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresWe define adjusted operating cash flow (“AOCF”), which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as operating income (loss) before depreciation and amortization (including impairments), excluding share-based compensation expense or benefit and restructuring charges or credits.Because it is based upon operating income (loss), AOCF also excludes interest expense (including cash interest expense) and other non-operating income and expense items.We believe that the exclusion of share-based compensation expense or benefit allows investors to better track the performance of the various operating units of our business without regard to the distortive effects of fluctuating stock prices in the case of stock appreciation rights and, in the case of restricted shares, restricted stock units and stock options, the expense associated with an award that is not expected to be made in cash.We present AOCF as a measure of our ability to service our debt and make continuing investments, including in our capital infrastructure.We believe AOCF is an appropriate measure for evaluating the operating performance of our business segments and the company on a consolidated basis.AOCF and similar measures with similar titles are common performance measures used by investors, analysts and peers to compare performance in our industry.Internally, we use net revenues and AOCF measures as the most important indicators of our business performance, and evaluate management's effectiveness with specific reference to these indicators.AOCF should be viewed as a supplement to and not a substitute for operating income (loss), net income (loss), cash flows from operating activities, and other measures of performance and/or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").Since AOCF is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, this measure may not be comparable to similar measures with similar titles used by other companies.For a reconciliation of AOCF to operating income (loss), please see page 7 of this release.We define Consolidated Free Cash Flow from Continuing Operations (“Free Cash Flow”), which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as net cash from operating activities (continuing operations) less capital expenditures (continuing operations), both of which are reported in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.Net cash from operating activities excludes net cash from operating activities of our discontinued operations.We believe the most comparable GAAP financial measure of our liquidity is net cash from operating activities.We believe that Free Cash Flow is useful as an indicator of our overall liquidity, as the amount of Free Cash Flow generated in any period is representative of cash that is available for debt repayment and other discretionary and non-discretionary cash uses.It is also one of several indicators of our ability to make investments and/or return capital to our shareholders. We also believe that Free Cash Flow is one of several benchmarks used by analysts and investors who follow our industry for comparison of our liquidity with other companies in our industry, although our measure of Free Cash Flow may not be directly comparable to similar measures reported by other companies.In addition, in the chart on page 4, the Company has provided details of certain items affecting the comparability of Revenue, net, AOCF and operating income for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 to that of the comparable periods in 2011.Management believes that this additional information, like AOCF representing non-GAAP financial measures, will assist analysts, investors and others in evaluating the Company's performance.COMPANY DESCRIPTION Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the Company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision's local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com. This earnings release may contain statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including financial community and rating agency perceptions of the company and its business, operations, financial condition and the industries in which it operates and the factors described in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" contained therein.The company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein.Cablevision's Website:www.cablevision.comThe conference call will be webcast live today at 10:00 a.m. ETConference call dial-in number is (888) 694-4641/ Conference ID Number 96237881/ Conference call replay number (855) 859-2056/ Conference ID Number 96237881 until March 7, 2013.   CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONS DATA AND RECONCILIATION(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)     Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012   2011 2012   2011   Revenues, net $ 1,663,973   $ 1,691,253   $ 6,705,461   $ 6,700,848     Adjusted operating cash flow $ 349,626 $ 626,224 $ 1,899,320 $ 2,294,500 Share-based compensation expense (23,762 ) (8,327 ) (61,623 ) (44,536 ) Restructuring credits (expense)   709     (6,019 )   770     (6,311 ) Operating income before depreciation and amortization 326,573 611,878 1,838,467 2,243,653 Depreciation and amortization (including impairments)   297,276     265,641     1,078,957     1,014,974   Operating income 29,297 346,237 759,510 1,228,679 Other income (expense): Interest expense, net (173,572 ) (184,029 ) (719,671 ) (745,706 ) Gain on sale of affiliate interests, net 716 683 716 683 Gain on investments, net 35,178 60,362 294,235 37,384 Gain (loss) on equity derivative contracts, net (26,922 ) (37,402 ) (211,335 ) 1,454 Gain (loss) on interest rate swap contracts, net - 540 (1,828 ) (7,973 ) Loss on extinguishment of debt and write-off of deferred financing costs (5,161 ) (89,665 ) (66,213 ) (92,692 ) Miscellaneous, net   491     535     1,770     1,265   Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes (139,973 ) 97,261 57,184 423,094 Income tax benefit (expense)   56,307     (36,760 )   (23,821 )   (184,436 ) Income (loss) from continuing operations (83,666 ) 60,501 33,363 238,658 Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes(a)   200,250     -     200,250     53,623   Net income 116,584 60,501 233,613 292,281 Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests   (46 )   128     (90 )   (424 ) Net income attributable to Cablevision Systems Corporation stockholders $ 116,538   $ 60,629   $ 233,523   $ 291,857     Basic net income (loss) per share attributable to Cablevision Systems Corporation stockholders: Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.32 ) $ 0.22   $ 0.13   $ 0.86   Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes(a) $ 0.78   $ -   $ 0.76   $ 0.19   Net income $ 0.45   $ 0.22   $ 0.89   $ 1.06   Basic weighted average common shares (in thousands)   258,348     270,049     262,258     276,369     Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Cablevision Systems Corporation stockholders: Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.32 ) $ 0.22   $ 0.12   $ 0.84   Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes(a) $ 0.78   $ -   $ 0.75   $ 0.19   Net income $ 0.45   $ 0.22   $ 0.87   $ 1.02   Diluted weighted average common shares (in thousands)   258,348     278,275     267,330     284,904     Amounts attributable to Cablevision Systems Corporation stockholders: Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (83,712 ) $ 60,629 $ 33,273 $ 238,234 Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes(a)   200,250     -     200,250     53,623   Net income $ 116,538   $ 60,629   $ 233,523   $ 291,857   (a)   The 2012 amount represents primarily the gain related to the settlement of the litigation with DISH Network. The 2011 amount represents the net operating results of AMC Networks, including transaction costs, through June 30, 2011, the date of the AMC Networks Distribution. CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONS DATA AND RECONCILIATION (Cont'd)(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)ADJUSTMENTS TO RECONCILE ADJUSTED OPERATING CASH FLOW TO OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) The following is a description of the adjustments to operating income (loss) in arriving at adjusted operating cash flow included in this earnings release: Depreciation and amortization (including impairments). This adjustment eliminates depreciation and amortization and impairments of long-lived assets in all periods. Restructuring credits (expense). This adjustment eliminates the credits or (expense) associated with restructuring activities related to the elimination of positions, facility realignment, asset impairments and other related activities in all periods. Share-based compensation benefit (expense). This adjustment eliminates the compensation benefit (expense) relating to stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, and restricted stock units granted under our employee stock plans and non-employee director plans in all periods. CONSOLIDATED FREE CASH FLOW FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS(a)     Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012     2011(b)     Net cash provided by operating activities(c) $ 1,151,533 $ 1,397,729 Less: capital expenditures(d)   (1,075,255 )   (814,807 ) Consolidated free cash flow from continuing operations $ 76,278   $ 582,922   (a)   See Non-GAAP Financial Measures on page 5 of this release for a definition and discussion of Free Cash Flow from Continuing Operations. (b) Operating results of AMC Networks Inc. for the six months ended June 30, 2011, the period prior to its distribution, are included in discontinued operations. (c) The level of net cash provided by operating activities will continue to depend on a number of variables in addition to our operating performance, including the amount and timing of our interest payments and other working capital items. (d) See page 13 of this release for additional details relating to capital expenditures.   CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED RESULTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS(Dollars in thousands)(Unaudited)   REVENUES, NET     Three Months Ended     December 31, % 2012   2011 Change   Cable Television $ 1,472,725 $ 1,505,733 (2.2 )% Lightpath 81,834 79,129 3.4 % Eliminations(a)   (4,910 )   (4,781 ) (2.7 )% Telecommunications   1,549,649     1,580,081   (1.9)%Other(b)119,661116,9152.3% Eliminations(c)   (5,337 )   (5,743 ) 7.1 % Total Cablevision$1,663,973   $1,691,253   (1.6)%     Twelve Months Ended December 31, % 2012 2011 Change   Cable Television $ 5,987,820 $ 5,988,203 0.0 % Lightpath 323,776 310,976 4.1 % Eliminations(a)   (19,402 )   (19,526 ) 0.6 % Telecommunications   6,292,194     6,279,653   0.2%Other(b)435,210443,898(2.0)% Eliminations(c)   (21,943 )   (22,703 ) 3.3 % Total Cablevision$6,705,461   $6,700,848   0.1% (a)   Represents intra-segment revenues. (b) Represents revenues primarily at Newsday, Clearview Cinemas, News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity, and Cablevision Media Sales Corp. (c) Represents inter-segment revenues.   CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED RESULTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (cont'd)(Dollars in thousands)(Unaudited)   ADJUSTED OPERATING CASH FLOW AND OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)     Adjusted Operating         Operating Income     Cash Flow (Loss) Three Months Ended Three Months Ended December 31, % December 31, % 2012   2011 Change 2012   2011 Change   Cable Television $ 368,913 $ 635,655 (42.0 )% $ 108,597 $ 411,026 (73.6 )% Lightpath   32,262     36,483   (11.6 )%   5,736     16,133   (64.4 )% Telecommunications   401,175     672,138   (40.3)%   114,333     427,159   (73.2)%Other(a)   (51,549)   (45,914)(12.3)%   (85,036)   (80,922)(5.1)%Total Cablevision$349,626   $626,224   (44.2)%$29,297   $346,237   (91.5)%     Adjusted Operating Operating Income Cash Flow (Loss) Twelve Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, % December 31, % 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change   Cable Television $ 1,967,758 $ 2,360,875 (16.7 )% $ 1,018,314 $ 1,471,531 (30.8 )% Lightpath   135,409     135,038   0.3 %   40,453     49,100   (17.6 )% Telecommunications   2,103,167     2,495,913   (15.7)%   1,058,767     1,520,631   (30.4)%Other(a)   (203,847)   (201,413)(1.2)%   (299,257)   (291,952)(2.5)%Total Cablevision$1,899,320   $2,294,500   (17.2)%$759,510   $1,228,679   (38.2)% (a)   Includes unallocated corporate general and administrative costs and the operating results of Newsday, Clearview Cinemas, News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity, Cablevision Media Sales Corp. and certain other items.   CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATIONSUMMARY OF CABLE TELEVISION OPERATING STATISTICS(Unaudited)     December 31,     September 30,     December 31, CABLE TELEVISION 2012(a) 2012 2011   (in thousands) Customer Relationships (b) 3,601 3,640 3,611 Video Customers 3,197 3,247 3,250 High-Speed Data Customers 3,055 3,060 2,965 Voice Customers 2,433 2,444 2,357     Serviceable Passings (in thousands)(c) 5,646 5,630 5,584   Penetration Customer Relationships to Serviceable Passings 63.8 % 64.6 % 64.7 % Video Customers to Serviceable Passings 56.6 % 57.7 % 58.2 % High-Speed Data Customers to Serviceable Passings 54.1 % 54.4 % 53.1 % Voice Customers to Serviceable Passings 43.1 % 43.4 % 42.2 %     Revenues for the three months ended (dollars in millions)   Video(d) $ 835 $ 862 $ 874 High-Speed Data 340 344 337 Voice 223 238 227 Advertising 48 41 41 Other(e)   27     26     27   Total Cable Television Revenue $ 1,473   $ 1,511   $ 1,506       Average Monthly Cable Television Revenue per Customer Relationship (“RPC”)(f) $ 135.61 $ 138.44 $ 138.77   Average Monthly Cable Television Revenue per Video Customer (“RPS”) (g) $ 152.35 $ 154.83 $ 154.10 (a)   Includes a net reduction of approximately 11 thousand customer relationships, 10 thousand video, 9 thousand high-speed data and 7 thousand voice customers that were located in the areas most severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy who we have been unable to contact and those whose billing we have decided to suspend temporarily during restoration of their homes. In addition, we suspended our normal collection efforts and non-pay disconnect policy during the storm and estimated the number of accounts that we believe would have been disconnected had we not suspended our policy. Our customer counts as of December 31, 2012 have been reduced accordingly (27 thousand customer relationships, 24 thousand video, 23 thousand high-speed data and 19 thousand voice). (b) Represents the number of households/businesses that receive at least one of the Company's services. (c) Includes residential and commercial passings. (d) Includes equipment rental, DVR, video-on-demand and pay-per-view revenue. (e) Includes installation revenue, home shopping, advertising sales commissions and other product offerings. (f) RPC is calculated by dividing average monthly cable television GAAP revenue for the quarter by the average number of customer relationships for the quarter. RPC at December 31, 2012 reflects storm related credits of $33.2 million. (g) RPS is calculated by dividing average monthly cable television GAAP revenue for the quarter by the average number of video customers for the quarter. RPS at December 31, 2012 reflects storm related credits of $33.2 million. CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATIONCAPITALIZATION AND LEVERAGE(Dollars in thousands)(Unaudited)   CAPITALIZATION     December 31, 2012   Cash and cash equivalents $ 364,503     Credit facility debt $ 4,658,106 Senior notes and debentures 5,738,219 Collateralized indebtedness 556,152 Capital lease obligations and other   69,154   Debt $ 11,021,631     LEVERAGE   Debt $ 11,021,631 Less:   Collateralized indebtedness of unrestricted subsidiaries(a) 556,152 Cash and cash equivalents   364,503   Net debt $ 10,100,976     Leverage Ratios(b) Consolidated net debt to AOCF leverage ratio(a)(c) 7.3x Restricted Group leverage ratio (Credit Facility Test)(d)(e) 4.0x CSC Holdings notes and debentures leverage ratio(d)(e) 4.9x Cablevision senior notes leverage ratio(e)(f) 7.6x Bresnan leverage ratio(g) 5.9x (a)   Collateralized indebtedness is excluded from the leverage calculation because it is viewed as a forward sale of the stock of unaffiliated companies and the Company's only obligation at maturity is to deliver, at its option, the stock or its cash equivalent. (b) Leverage ratios are based on face amount of outstanding debt. (c) AOCF is annualized based on the fourth quarter 2012 results, as reported. (d) Reflects the debt to cash flow ratios applicable under CSC Holdings' credit facility debt agreement and senior notes indentures (which exclude Cablevision's $2.9 billion of senior notes and the debt and cash flows related to CSC Holdings' unrestricted subsidiaries which are primarily comprised of Bresnan and Newsday). The annualized AOCF (as defined) used in the Restricted Group leverage ratio was $1.68 billion and in the CSC Holdings notes and debentures leverage ratio was $1.35 billion. (e) Includes CSC Holdings' guarantee of Newsday LLC's $650 million senior secured credit facility. (f) Adjusts the debt to cash flow ratio as calculated under the CSC Holdings notes and debentures leverage ratio to include Cablevision's $2.9 billion of senior notes plus the $754 million of senior notes Cablevision contributed to Newsday Holdings LLC. (g) Reflects the debt to cash flow ratio under the Bresnan Broadband Holdings, LLC credit facility debt agreement and senior notes indentures. The annualized AOCF (as defined) used in the leverage ratio is $169.7 million.   CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATIONCAPITAL EXPENDITURES(Dollars in thousands)(Unaudited)   CAPITAL EXPENDITURES     Three Months Ended December 31, 2012   2011     Consumer premise equipment $ 68,666 $ 39,530 Scalable infrastructure 69,797 61,472 Line extensions 6,715 10,127 Upgrade/rebuild 8,278 11,523 Support   72,746     54,065   Total Cable Television 226,202 176,717 Lightpath   22,881     39,910   Total Telecommunications 249,083 216,627 Other(a)   16,929     23,702   Total Cablevision $ 266,012   $ 240,329     Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012 2011     Consumer premise equipment $ 330,533 $ 203,107 Scalable infrastructure 324,952 217,066 Line extensions 33,097 40,240 Upgrade/rebuild 34,825 37,013 Support   208,458     156,698   Total Cable Television 931,865 654,124 Lightpath   93,460     106,163   Total Telecommunications 1,025,325 760,287 Other(a)   49,930     54,520   Total Cablevision $ 1,075,255   $ 814,807   (a) Other includes Newsday, Clearview Cinemas, News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity, Cablevision Media Sales Corporation and Corporate. Cablevision Systems CorporationCharles Schueler, 516-803-1013Executive Vice PresidentMedia and Community RelationsorBret Richter, 516-803-2270Senior Vice PresidentFinancial Strategy & Development