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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 8-K on 07/27/2017
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customer growth over the last twelve months. Voice revenues increased 53.4% year-over-year, on an actual basis, driven by the Transactions.

Commercial revenues rose to $1.5 billion, an increase of 9.5% on a pro forma basis over the prior year period, driven by SMB revenue growth of 9.7% and enterprise revenue growth of 9.3%. On an actual basis, commercial revenues grew 80.4% year-over-year, as a result of the Transactions.

Second quarter advertising sales revenues of $381 million decreased 5.8% on a pro forma basis compared to the year-ago quarter, driven by a decrease in political, local and barter advertising revenue. On an actual basis, advertising sales grew 61.3% year-over-year, driven by the Transactions. Other revenues fell to $217 million, a decrease of 6.8% on a pro forma basis compared to the year-ago quarter, due to a benefit in the second quarter of 2016 related to a contractual settlement at Legacy TWC and Legacy Bright House. On an actual basis, other revenues grew 67.0% year-over-year, as a result of the Transactions.

Operating Costs and Expenses

On a pro forma basis, second quarter total operating costs and expenses increased by $83 million, or 1.3%, compared to the year-ago period. On an actual basis, total operating costs and expenses grew by 65.2% year-over-year as a result of the Transactions.

Second quarter programming expense increased by $232 million, or 9.6% on a pro forma basis, as compared to the second quarter of 2016, reflecting contractual programming increases, renewals and improving expanded basic video sell-in at Legacy TWC, partly offset by Transactions synergies.
 
Costs to service customers decreased by $77 million or 3.9% on a pro forma basis year-over-year, as a result of benefits from the combination of the three companies and lower bad debt expense.

Marketing expenses decreased by $15 million, or 2.4% year-over-year, on a pro forma basis, due to efficiencies from the consolidation of marketing strategies following the Transactions. Other expenses decreased by $44 million, or 5.2% on a pro forma basis, as compared to the second quarter of 2016, driven primarily by Transactions synergies.

Adjusted EBITDA

Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $3.8 billion grew by 8.6% year-over-year on a pro forma basis, reflecting revenue growth and operating expense growth of 3.9% and 1.3%, respectively. Excluding transition costs of $30 million in the second quarter of 2017 and $25 million in the prior year period, pro forma Adjusted EBITDA grew by 8.7% year-over-year.

On an actual basis, Adjusted EBITDA grew by 73.3% year-over-year, due to the Transactions.

Net Income Attributable to Charter Shareholders

Net income attributable to Charter shareholders totaled $139 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared to pro forma net income of $248 million in the second quarter of 2016. The year-over-year decrease in pro forma net income was primarily driven by a pension curtailment gain related to Charter's announcement to freeze TWC's legacy defined benefit plans in the second quarter of 2016 and higher depreciation and amortization in the second quarter of 2017, partly offset by higher Adjusted EBITDA and lower severance-related and transactions expenses. Net income per basic common share attributable to Charter shareholders totaled $0.53 in the second quarter of 2017 compared to $0.92, on a pro forma basis, during the same period last year. The decrease was primarily the result of the factors described above, partially offset by a 2.6% decrease in pro forma weighted average shares outstanding versus the prior year period.


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