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S-4/A
RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form S-4/A on 09/04/1998
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  System Operating Expenses. System operating expenses increased $1.2 million,
or 10.4%, to $13.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 1998 from $12.0
million for the six months ended June 30, 1997. The increase in system
operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 1998 resulted primarily
from increases in programming costs due to annual price increases and the
addition of new programming services and increases in other overhead costs
such as electricity, pole rents and property taxes.
 
  Operating Income. Operating income increased $1.7 million to $.1 million for
the six months ended June 30, 1998 from an operating loss of $1.6 million for
the six months ended June 30, 1997. The increase in operating income resulted
from the increase in revenue of $2.9 million offset in part by the increase in
operating expenses of $1.2 million for the six month period ended June 30,
1998.
 
  Net Loss. For the reasons discussed above, net loss decreased $1.7 million,
or 15.0%, to $9.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 1998 from $11.2
million for the six months ended June 30, 1997.
 
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
  From January 4, 1996 until April 9, 1998, the Systems were owned by Time
Warner and their liquidity and capital resources needs were evaluated and met
based upon funding from Time Warner. The Systems' cash balances were generally
minimized with excess cash balances transferred to corporate cash management
accounts.
 
  The cable television business requires substantial capital for the
upgrading, expansion and maintenance of signal distribution equipment, as well
for home subscriber devices and wiring and for service vehicles. The Company
will continue to deploy fiber optic technology and to upgrade the Systems to a
minimum of 550 MHz and to 750 MHz where system characteristics warrant. The
deployment of fiber optic technology will allow the Company to complete future
upgrades to the Systems in a cost-effective manner. In addition, the Company
believes that the application of digital compression technology will likely
reduce the requirement in the future for upgrades to increase capacity beyond
750 MHz.
 
  The working capital requirements of a cable television business are
generally not significant since subscribers are billed for services monthly in
advance, while the majority of expenses incurred (except for payroll) are paid
generally 30 to 60 days after their incurrence.
 
  The Systems' net cash provided by operations was $23.6 million in 1997
compared to $23.1 million in 1996 and $7.5 million in 1995. The System's net
cash provided by operations was $6.0 million and $4.8 million for the three
months ended March 31, 1998 and 1997, respectively. The Systems' net cash used
in investing activities was $6.4 million, $8.2 million and $7.4 million in
1997, 1996 and 1995, respectively, and in 1996 Time Warner allocated $249.5
million of the purchase price paid (net of cash acquired) for CVI to the
Systems. The System's net cash used in investing activities was $.5 million
and $1.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 1998 and 1997,
respectively. The Systems' net cash used in financing activities which related
to distributions of excess cash to their parent companies, amounted to $16.4
million, $14.9 million and none, in 1997, 1996 and 1995, respectively, and in
1996 Time Warner allocated $250.0 million of the purchase price paid for CVI
to the Systems. The System's net cash used in financing activities was $7.8
million for the period January 1, 1998 to April 8, 1998. The Systems' EBITDA
increased to $25.1 million in 1997 from $22.0 million in 1996 and $20.6
million in 1995. EBITDA as a percentage of revenue increased to 49.2% in 1997
from 46.4% in 1996, primarily resulting from a change in the method of
recording franchise fees, and 47.2% in 1995. Had the method of recording
franchise fees been changed in 1995 and 1996, the effect of this change would
have resulted in EBITDA margins of 48.0% and 48.9% for 1996 and 1995,
respectively. The System's EBITDA was $7.5 million and $6.0 million for the
period January 1, 1998 to April 8, 1998. As a percentage of revenue, EBITDA
was 49.2% for the period January 1, 1998 to April 8, 1998.
 
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