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Comcast Reports 1st Quarter 2022 Results


Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

"2022 is off to a great start. For the first quarter we reported healthy growth in adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS, generated significant free cash flow, and increased our return of capital to shareholders. We also continued to make important organic investments and strategic decisions, highlighted by yesterday's announcement of our new joint venture with Charter. This partnership demonstrates the benefits of our focus on innovation and enables us to bring entertainment aggregation and streaming products that run off our global technology platform to millions more customers. In cable, we are increasing the capacity of our broadband network and providing our customers with cutting-edge equipment that delivers the best in-home experience. Our media business is performing well, and the scale of our reach is underscored by our successful broadcast of the Super Bowl and the Olympics in the same week. These events were viewed by more than 200 million people in the U.S. across NBCUniversal's platforms, including Peacock, which had an exceptional quarter. Our recovery from the pandemic at theme parks has been fantastic and shows no signs of slowing down. And, at Sky, we are pleased with our consistently strong results in the U.K. and continued improvement in Germany and Italy," commented Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Quarter

 

 

Consolidated Results

2022

2021

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$31,010

$27,205

14.0

%

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Comcast

$3,549

$3,329

6.6

%

 

 

Adjusted Net Income1

$3,900

$3,529

10.5

%

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA2

$9,150

$8,413

8.8

%

 

 

Earnings per Share3

$0.78

$0.71

9.9

%

 

 

Adjusted Earnings per Share1

$0.86

$0.76

13.2

%

 

 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$7,257

$7,751

(6.4

%)

 

 

Free Cash Flow4

$4,760

$5,280

(9.9

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

1st Quarter 2022 Highlights:

Consolidated Financial Results

Revenue for the first quarter of 2022 increased 14.0% to $31.0 billion. Net Income Attributable to Comcast increased 6.6% to $3.5 billion. Adjusted Net Income increased 10.5% to $3.9 billion. Adjusted EBITDA increased 8.8% to $9.2 billion.

Earnings per Share (EPS) for the first quarter of 2022 was $0.78, an increase of 9.9% compared to the prior year period. Adjusted EPS increased 13.2% to $0.86.

Capital Expenditures of $1.9 billion in the first quarter of 2022 were consistent with the prior year period. Cable Communications' capital expenditures of $1.4 billion were consistent with the prior year period. NBCUniversal's capital expenditures increased 77.8% to $306 million. Sky's capital expenditures decreased 45.8% to $147 million.

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities was $7.3 billion in the first quarter of 2022. Free Cash Flow was $4.8 billion.

Dividends and Share Repurchases. Comcast resumed its share repurchase program in May 2021 after pausing the program in 2019 to accelerate the reduction of indebtedness it incurred in connection with its acquisition of Sky. During the first quarter of 2022, Comcast paid dividends totaling $1.2 billion and repurchased 62.5 million of its common shares for $3.0 billion, resulting in a total return of capital to shareholders of $4.2 billion, compared to $1.1 billion in the prior year period.

Cable Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Quarter

 

 

 

2022

2021

Change

 

 

Cable Communications Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

Broadband

$6,050

$5,600

8.0

%

 

 

Video

5,536

5,623

(1.5

%)

 

 

Voice

786

871

(9.8

%)

 

 

Wireless

677

513

32.0

%

 

 

Business Services

2,396

2,167

10.6

%

 

 

Advertising

671

618

8.6

%

 

 

Other

424

413

2.7

%

 

 

Cable Communications Revenue

$16,540

$15,805

4.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cable Communications Adjusted EBITDA

$7,272

$6,830

6.5

%

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

44.0%

43.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cable Communications Capital Expenditures

$1,367

$1,370

(0.3

%)

 

 

Percent of Cable Communications Revenue

8.3%

8.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue for Cable Communications increased 4.7% to $16.5 billion in the first quarter of 2022, driven by increases in broadband, business services, wireless, advertising, and other revenue, partially offset by decreases in video and voice revenue. Broadband revenue increased 8.0% due to an increase in the number of residential broadband customers and an increase in average rates. Business services revenue increased 10.6% due to an increase in average rates, an increase in the number of customers receiving our services, and from a recent acquisition. Wireless revenue increased 32.0%, primarily due to an increase in the number of customer lines. Advertising revenue increased 8.6%, primarily driven by increases in political advertising and advertising at our Xumo streaming service, as well as at our advanced advertising businesses. Excluding political advertising revenue, advertising revenue increased 6.0%. Other revenue increased 2.7%, primarily reflecting increases in revenue from licensing of our technology platforms and from our security and automation services. Video revenue decreased 1.5%, reflecting a decrease in the number of residential video customers, partially offset by an increase in average rates. Voice revenue decreased 9.8%, primarily reflecting a decrease in the number of residential voice customers.

Total Customer Relationships increased by 194,000 to 34.4 million in the first quarter of 2022. Residential customer relationships increased by 185,000 and business customer relationships increased by 9,000. Total broadband customer net additions were 262,000, total video customer net losses were 512,000, and total voice customer net losses were 282,000. In addition, Cable Communications added 318,000 wireless lines in the quarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Additions

 

 

 

 

1Q22

1Q21

 

2022

2021

 

 

 

Customer Relationships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Customer Relationships

31,913

31,062

 

185

 

370

 

 

 

 

Business Services Customer Relationships

2,498

2,437

 

9

 

11

 

 

 

 

Total Customer Relationships

34,412

33,499

 

194

 

380

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Customer Relationships Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Product Residential Customers

14,816

12,997

 

486

 

589

 

 

 

 

Two Product Residential Customers

8,364

8,645

 

(43

)

(89

)

 

 

 

Three or More Product Residential Customers

8,733

9,420

 

(259

)

(130

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Broadband Customers

29,836

28,774

 

253

 

448

 

 

 

 

Business Services Broadband Customers

2,327

2,261

 

9

 

12

 

 

 

 

Total Broadband Customers

32,163

31,034

 

262

 

461

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Video Customers

17,011

18,590

 

(484

)

(404

)

 

 

 

Business Services Video Customers

654

765

 

(27

)

(87

)

 

 

 

Total Video Customers

17,664

19,355

 

(512

)

(491

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Voice Customers

8,781

9,533

 

(282

)

(112

)

 

 

 

Business Services Voice Customers

1,391

1,363

 

(1

)

6

 

 

 

 

Total Voice Customers

10,171

10,896

 

(282

)

(106

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Wireless Lines

4,298

3,103

 

318

 

278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA for Cable Communications increased 6.5% to $7.3 billion in the first quarter of 2022, reflecting higher revenue, partially offset by a 3.3% increase in operating expenses. In the first quarter of 2022, programming costs decreased 1.1%, reflecting a decline in the number of video subscribers, partially offset by the timing of contract renewals. Non-programming expenses increased 6.3%, primarily reflecting higher technical and product support expenses, other expenses, and advertising, marketing and promotion expenses, partially offset by lower franchise and regulatory fees and customer service expenses. Non-programming expenses per customer relationship increased 3.2%. Adjusted EBITDA per customer relationship increased 3.3%, and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 44.0% compared to 43.2% in the prior year period.

Capital Expenditures for Cable Communications of $1.4 billion in the first quarter of 2022 were consistent with the prior year period, primarily reflecting increased investment in support capital, partially offset by decreased investment in customer premise equipment and line extensions. Cable capital expenditures represented 8.3% of Cable revenue in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 8.7% in the prior year period.

NBCUniversal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Quarter

 

 

 

2022

2021

Change

 

 

NBCUniversal Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

Media

$6,865

 

$5,036

 

36.3

%

 

 

Excluding Olympics and Super Bowl5

$5,383

 

$5,036

 

6.9

%

 

 

Studios

2,757

 

2,396

 

15.1

%

 

 

Theme Parks

1,560

 

619

 

151.9

%

 

 

Headquarters and other

16

 

16

 

1.9

%

 

 

Eliminations

(901

)

(1,043

)

13.5

%

 

 

NBCUniversal Revenue

$10,296

 

$7,024

 

46.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NBCUniversal Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

Media

$1,159

 

$1,473

 

(21.3

%)

 

 

Studios

245

 

497

 

(50.7

%)

 

 

Theme Parks

451

 

(61

)

NM

 

 

 

Headquarters and other

(191

)

(209

)

8.3

%

 

 

Eliminations

(62

)

(210

)

70.4

%

 

 

NBCUniversal Adjusted EBITDA

$1,601

 

$1,490

 

7.4

%

 

 

NM=comparison not meaningful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue for NBCUniversal increased 46.6% to $10.3 billion in the first quarter of 2022, including $1.5 billion of incremental revenue from the 2022 Beijing Olympics and the NFL's Super Bowl included in the Media segment. Adjusted EBITDA increased 7.4% to $1.6 billion.

Media
Media revenue increased 36.3% to $6.9 billion in the first quarter of 2022, primarily reflecting higher advertising revenue and distribution revenue. Excluding $963 million of revenue generated by the broadcast of the 2022 Beijing Olympics and $519 million of revenue generated by the broadcast of the NFL's Super Bowl, Media revenue increased 6.9%5. Advertising revenue increased 59.2%, driven by the broadcasts of the 2022 Beijing Olympics and the NFL's Super Bowl, and additional Peacock sales. Distribution revenue increased 21.6%, reflecting the broadcast of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, increases at Peacock, as well as contractual rate increases, partially offset by a decline in subscribers at our networks. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 21.3% to $1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2022, reflecting higher operating expenses, which more than offset higher revenue. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by higher programming and production expenses, reflecting higher sports programming costs associated with the broadcasts of 2022 Beijing Olympics and the NFL's Super Bowl, as well as higher programming costs at Peacock. Media results include $472 million of revenue and an Adjusted EBITDA6 loss of $456 million related to Peacock, including amounts attributable to the 2022 Beijing Olympics and the NFL's Super Bowl, compared to $91 million of revenue and an Adjusted EBITDA6 loss of $277 million in the prior year period.

Studios
Studios revenue increased 15.1% to $2.8 billion in the first quarter of 2022, primarily reflecting higher content licensing revenue and theatrical revenue. Content licensing revenue increased 9.8%, driven by film and television content licensing, and reflects the comparison to the same period last year which included a new licensing agreement for content that became exclusively available for streaming on Peacock. Theatrical revenue increased $129 million to $168 million, primarily driven by the recent release, Sing 2, and a favorable comparison to the prior year period, which was adversely impacted by theater closures and theaters operating at reduced capacity due to COVID-19. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 50.7% to $245 million in the first quarter of 2022, reflecting higher operating expenses, which more than offset higher revenue, including the comparison to the licensing agreement for content on Peacock in the prior year period. The increase in operating expenses was driven by higher programming and production expenses, reflecting higher amortization of television and film production costs in the current year period and compared to the prior year period when production was impacted due to COVID-19, as well as an increase in advertising, marketing and promotion expenses ahead of upcoming film releases.

Theme Parks
Theme Parks revenue increased $941 million to $1.6 billion in the first quarter of 2022, reflecting improved operating conditions compared to the prior year period, when each of our theme parks in the U.S. and Japan was either operating at limited capacity or closed as a result of COVID-19, and also the opening of Universal Beijing Resort in September 2021. Theme Parks Adjusted EBITDA was $451 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to a loss of $61 million in the prior year period.

Headquarters and Other
NBCUniversal Headquarters and Other includes overhead, personnel costs and costs associated with corporate initiatives. Headquarters and Other Adjusted EBITDA loss in the first quarter of 2022 was $191 million, compared to a loss of $209 million in the prior year period.

Eliminations
Amounts represent eliminations of transactions between our NBCUniversal segments, which are affected by the timing of recognition of content licenses between our Studios and Media segments. Revenue eliminations in the first quarter of 2022 were $901 million, compared to $1.0 billion in the prior year period, and Adjusted EBITDA eliminations were a loss of $62 million, compared to a loss of $210 million in the prior year period. The year-over-year changes were primarily driven by the licensing of content by the Studios segment to Peacock in the Media segment.

Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Quarter

 

 

 

 

2022

2021

Change

Constant
Currency
Change7

 

 

 

Sky Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct-to-Consumer

$3,884

$4,065

(4.5

%)

(0.4

%)

 

 

 

Content

295

358

(17.5

%)

(14.3

%)

 

 

 

Advertising

596

574

3.8

%

7.9

%

 

 

 

Sky Revenue

$4,775

$4,997

(4.5

%)

(0.5

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sky Operating Costs and Expenses

$4,153

$4,633

(10.4

%)

(6.3

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sky Adjusted EBITDA

$622

$364

71.0

%

71.2

%

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

13.0%

7.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue for Sky decreased 4.5% to $4.8 billion in the first quarter of 2022. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue was consistent with the prior year period, reflecting lower content revenue, higher advertising revenue, and consistent direct-to-consumer revenue. Content revenue decreased 14.3% to $295 million due to a change in sports programming licensing agreements in Italy and Germany. Advertising revenue increased 7.9% to $596 million, primarily reflecting higher advertising revenue in the U.K. due to an overall market improvement compared to the prior year period, partially offset by lower advertising revenue in Italy due to the negative impact of the reduction in Sky's broadcast rights to Serie A. Direct-to-consumer revenue of $3.9 billion was consistent with the prior year period, primarily reflecting increases in average revenue per customer relationship and customer relationships in the U.K., offset by a decrease in customer relationships and average revenue per relationship in Italy which included the impact of the reduction in Sky's broadcast rights to Serie A.

Total Customer Relationships decreased by 106,000 to 22.9 million in the first quarter of 2022, reflecting a decrease in customer relationships in Italy, partially offset by an increase in customer relationships in the U.K. and Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customers

 

Net Additions

 

 

 

1Q22

1Q21

 

2021

2020

 

 

Total Customer Relationships

22,921

23,446

 

(106)

221

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA for Sky increased 71.0% to $622 million in the first quarter of 2022. Excluding the impact of currency, Adjusted EBITDA increased 71.2% compared to the prior year period, primarily reflecting lower operating expenses. The decrease in operating expenses was due to lower programming and production expenses, primarily reflecting resets in our sports rights in Italy and Germany.

Corporate, Other and Eliminations

 

Corporate and Other
Corporate and Other primarily relates to corporate operations, Comcast Spectacor, and our new smart TV initiatives, Sky Glass and XClass TV. Revenue in the first quarter of 2022 was $238 million compared to $89 million in the prior year period. Corporate and Other Adjusted EBITDA loss was $262 million, including losses from Sky Glass and XClass TV during the period, compared to a loss of $281 million in the prior year period which reflected the impact of COVID-19 on Spectacor operations.

Eliminations
Amounts represent eliminations of transactions between Cable Communications, NBCUniversal, Sky and other businesses. Eliminations of transactions between NBCUniversal segments are presented separately. Revenue eliminations in the first quarter of 2022 were $840 million compared to $710 million in the prior year period, and Adjusted EBITDA eliminations were a loss of $82 million compared to a benefit of $10 million in the prior year period. Current year amounts reflect an increase in eliminations associated with the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Notes:

1

 

We define Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS as net income attributable to Comcast Corporation and diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders, respectively, adjusted to exclude the effects of the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, investments that investors may want to evaluate separately (such as based on fair value) and the impact of certain events, gains, losses or other charges that affect period-over-period comparisons. See Table 5 for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures.

2

 

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income attributable to Comcast Corporation before net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests, income tax expense, investment and other income (loss), net, interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and other operating gains and losses (such as impairment charges related to fixed and intangible assets and gains or losses on the sale of long-lived assets), if any. From time to time, we may exclude from Adjusted EBITDA the impact of certain events, gains, losses or other charges (such as significant legal settlements) that affect the period-to-period comparability of our operating performance. See Table 4 for reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measure.

3

 

All earnings per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis.

4

 

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 and cash paid for intangible assets. From time to time, we may exclude from Free Cash Flow the impact of certain cash receipts or payments (such as significant legal settlements) that affect period-to-period comparability. Cash payments related to certain capital or intangible assets, such as the construction of Universal Beijing Resort, are presented separately in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows and are therefore excluded from capital expenditures and cash paid for intangible assets for Free Cash Flow. See Table 4 for reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measure.

5

 

From time to time, we may present adjusted information (e.g., Adjusted Revenues) to exclude the impact of certain events, gains, losses or other charges affecting period-to-period comparability of our operating performance. See Table 7 for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures.

6

 

Adjusted EBITDA is the measure of profit or loss for our segments. From time to time, we may present Adjusted EBITDA for components of our reportable segments, such as Peacock. We believe these measures are useful to evaluate our financial results and provide a basis of comparison to others, although our definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be directly comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA for components are generally presented on a consistent basis with the respective segments and include direct revenue and operating costs and expenses attributed to the component operations.

7

 

Sky constant currency growth rates are calculated by comparing the current period results to the comparative period results in the prior year adjusted to reflect the average exchange rates from the current year period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective prior year periods. See Table 6 for reconciliation of Sky's constant currency growth.

 

 

Numerical information is presented on a rounded basis using actual amounts. Minor differences in totals and percentage calculations may exist due to rounding.

Conference Call and Other Information
Comcast Corporation will host a conference call with the financial community today, April 28, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The conference call and related materials will be broadcast live and posted on our Investor Relations website at www.cmcsa.com. Those parties interested in participating via telephone should dial (833) 618-9487. A replay of the call will be available starting at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 28, 2022 on the Investor Relations website or by telephone. To access the telephone replay, which will be available until Thursday, May 5, 2022 at midnight ET, please dial (855) 859-2056 and enter the conference ID number 5683886.

From time to time, we post information that may be of interest to investors on our website at www.cmcsa.com and on our corporate website, www.comcastcorporation.com. To automatically receive Comcast financial news by email, please visit www.cmcsa.com and subscribe to email alerts.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made, and 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. In evaluating these statements, readers should consider various factors, including the risks and uncertainties we describe in the "Risk Factors" sections of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise.

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) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia.
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TABLE 1
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income (Unaudited)
 

 

Three Months Ended

(in millions, except per share data)

March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

Revenue

$31,010

 

 

$27,205

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

Programming and production

10,570

 

 

8,919

 

Other operating and administrative

9,260

 

 

8,269

 

Advertising, marketing and promotion

2,062

 

 

1,616

 

Depreciation

2,213

 

 

2,117

 

Amortization

1,335

 

 

1,245

 

 

25,440

 

 

22,166

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

5,569

 

 

5,039

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(993

)

 

(1,018

)

 

 

 

 

Investment and other income (loss), net

 

 

 

Equity in net income (losses) of investees, net

133

 

 

136

 

Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities, net

117

 

 

237

 

Other income (loss), net

(62

)

 

17

 

 

188

 

 

390

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

4,764

 

 

4,411

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

(1,288

)

 

(1,119

)

 

 

 

 

Net income

3,476

 

 

3,292

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

(73

)

 

(37

)

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation

$3,549

 

 

$3,329

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

$0.78

 

 

$0.71

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted-average number of common shares

4,558

 

 

4,665

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 2
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 

 

Three Months Ended

(in millions)

March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

 

 

 

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Net income

$3,476

 

 

$3,292

 

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

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

3,548

 

 

3,362

 

Share-based compensation

376

 

 

373

 

Noncash interest expense (income), net

93

 

 

62

 

Net (gain) loss on investment activity and other

(113

)

 

(239

)

Deferred income taxes

106

 

 

28

 

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

 

 

 

Current and noncurrent receivables, net

(527

)

 

554

 

Film and television costs, net

363

 

 

393

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

314

 

 

(198

)

Other operating assets and liabilities

(379

)

 

124

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

7,257

 

 

7,751

 

 

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

(1,856

)

 

(1,859

)

Cash paid for intangible assets

(641

)

 

(612

)

Construction of Universal Beijing Resort

(147

)

 

(428

)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

?

 

 

(147

)

Proceeds from sales of businesses and investments

69

 

 

388

 

Purchases of investments

(66

)

 

(52

)

Other

44

 

 

98

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(2,597

)

 

(2,612

)

 

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings

117

 

 

192

 

Repurchases and repayments of debt

(104

)

 

(124

)

Repurchases of common stock under repurchase program and employee plans

(3,223

)

 

(309

)

Dividends paid

(1,166

)

 

(1,080

)

Other

(114

)

 

(577

)

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(4,490

)

 

(1,898

)

 

 

 

 

Impact of foreign currency on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(35

)

 

(33

)

 

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

135

 

 

3,208

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

8,778

 

 

11,768

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$8,914

 

 

$14,976

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 3
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)
 

(in millions)

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

2022

 

2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$8,880

 

 

$8,711

 

Receivables, net

12,300

 

 

12,008

 

Other current assets

4,201

 

 

4,088

 

Total current assets

25,381

 

 

24,807

 

 

 

 

 

Film and television costs

12,360

 

 

12,806

 

 

 

 

 

Investments

8,287

 

 

8,082

 

 

 

 

 

Investment securing collateralized obligation

646

 

 

605

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

53,820

 

 

54,047

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

69,052

 

 

70,189

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise rights

59,365

 

 

59,365

 

 

 

 

 

Other intangible assets, net

32,468

 

 

33,580

 

 

 

 

 

Other noncurrent assets, net

12,694

 

 

12,424

 

 

 

 

 

 

$274,074

 

 

$275,905

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

$12,707

 

 

$12,455

 

Accrued participations and residuals

1,744

 

 

1,822

 

Deferred revenue

3,018

 

 

3,040

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

10,071

 

 

9,899

 

Current portion of long-term debt

2,117

 

 

2,132

 

Total current liabilities

29,657

 

 

29,348

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

92,443

 

 

92,718

 

 

 

 

 

Collateralized obligation

5,171

 

 

5,170

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

29,857

 

 

30,041

 

 

 

 

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

20,441

 

 

20,620

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

513

 

 

519

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity

94,693

 

 

96,092

 

Noncontrolling interests

1,300

 

 

1,398

 

Total equity

95,992

 

 

97,490

 

 

 

 

 

 

$274,074

 

 

$275,905

 

 

TABLE 4
Reconciliation from Net Income Attributable to Comcast Corporation to Adjusted EBITDA (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

(in millions)

2022

2021

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation

$3,549

 

$3,329

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

(73

)

(37

)

Income tax expense

1,288

 

1,119

 

Interest expense

993

 

1,018

 

Investment and other (income) loss, net

(188

)

(390

)

Depreciation and amortization

3,548

 

3,362

 

Adjustments (1)

33

 

12

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$9,150

 

$8,413

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation from Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

(in millions)

2022

2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$7,257

 

$7,751

 

Capital expenditures

(1,856

)

(1,859

)

Cash paid for capitalized software and other intangible assets

(641

)

(612

)

Free Cash Flow

$4,760

 

$5,280

 

 

 

 

Alternate Presentation of Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

(in millions)

2022

2021

Adjusted EBITDA

$9,150

 

$8,413

 

Capital expenditures

(1,856

)

(1,859

)

Cash paid for capitalized software and other intangible assets

(641

)

(612

)

Cash interest expense

(747

)

(911

)

Cash taxes

(90

)

(87

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(1,475

)

(176

)

Noncash share-based compensation

376

 

373

 

Other (2)

42

 

139

 

Free Cash Flow

$4,760

 

$5,280

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

1st quarter 2022 and 2021 Adjusted EBITDA exclude $33 million and $12 million of other operating and administrative expense, respectively, related to our investment portfolio, and Sky transaction-related costs in 2021.

 

(2)

 

1st quarter 2022 and 2021 include decreases of $33 million and $12 million, respectively, of costs related to our investment portfolio, and Sky transaction-related costs in 2021, as these amounts are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.

 
TABLE 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliations of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

(in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

EPS

 

$

 

EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation and diluted earnings per share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

$3,549

 

$0.78

 

$3,329

 

$0.71

Change

6.6%

 

9.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (1)

481

 

0.11

 

477

 

0.11

Investments (2)

(130)

 

(0.03)

 

(287)

 

(0.06)

Items affecting period-over-period comparability:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs related to Sky transaction (3)

?

 

?

 

10

 

?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net income and Adjusted EPS

$3,900

 

$0.86

 

$3,529

 

$0.76

Change

10.5%

 

13.2%

 

 

 

 

(1)

Acquisition-related intangible assets are recognized as a result of the application of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 805, Business Combinations (such as customer relationships), and their amortization is significantly affected by the size and timing of our acquisitions. Amortization of intangible assets not resulting from business combinations (such as software and acquired intellectual property rights used in our theme parks) is included in Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS.

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets before income taxes

$592

 

 

$592

 

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net of tax

$481

 

 

$477

 

(2)

Adjustments for investments include realized and unrealized (gains) losses on equity securities, net (as stated in Table 1), as well as the equity in net (income) losses of investees, net, for certain equity method investments, including Atairos and Hulu and costs related to our investment portfolio.

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on equity securities, net

($117

)

 

($237

)

Equity in net (income) losses of investees, net and other

(55

)

 

(133

)

Investments before income taxes

(172

)

 

(370

)

Investments, net of tax

($130

)

 

($287

)

(3)

1st quarter 2021 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $12 million of operating costs and expenses, $10 million net of tax, related to the Sky transaction.

 
TABLE 6
Reconciliation of Sky Constant Currency Growth (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(in millions)

2022

 

20211

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct-to-Consumer

$3,884

 

$ 3,901

 

(0.4

%)

Content

295

 

$ 345

 

(14.3

%)

Advertising

596

 

$ 552

 

7.9

%

Revenue

$4,775

 

$ 4,797

 

(0.5

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses

$4,153

 

$4,434

 

(6.3

%)

Adjusted EBITDA

$622

 

$363

 

71.2

%

(1)

2021 results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars using the average exchange rates from the current period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.

 
TABLE 7
Reconciliation of Media Revenue Excluding Olympics and 2022 Super Bowl (Unaudited)
 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,

(in millions)

2022

 

2021

 

Growth %

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$6,865

 

$5,036

 

36.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beijing Olympics

963

 

?

 

 

2022 Super Bowl

519

 

?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue excluding Olympics and 2022 Super Bowl

$5,383

 

$5,036

 

6.9

%

 


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