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AVALON CABLE OF MICHIGAN INC/ filed this Form S-4 on 04/01/1999
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   Operating income before depreciation and amortization, corporate overhead
and non-recurring expenses was $31.9 million for the nine months ended
September 30, 1998, an increase of $1.5 million, or 4.9%, as compared to $30.4
million for the nine months ended September 30, 1997.
 
 Year Ended December 31, 1997 Compared with the Year Ended December 31, 1996
 
   Revenues for the year ended December 31, 1997 were $81.3 million, an
increase of $5.1 million, or 6.7%, as compared to revenues of $76.2 million for
the year ended December 31, 1996. This increase was primarily due to the
effects of rate increases implemented in the first quarter of 1996 and 1997 and
an increase in the average number of basic subscribers of approximately 3.1%.
 
   Operating expenses excluding depreciation and amortization and corporate
overhead were $41.0 million for the year ended December 31, 1997, an increase
of $4.0 million, or 10.8%, as compared to $37.0 million for the year ended
December 31, 1996. This increase was primarily due to higher programming costs
resulting from contractual rate increases from programming suppliers, increases
in the number of channels provided to customers and increases in the number of
basic subscribers, as well as increased payroll and benefits costs.
 
   Operating income before depreciation and amortization and corporate overhead
was $40.3 million for the year ended December 31, 1997, an increase of $1.1
million, or 2.8%, as compared to $39.2 million for the year ended December 31,
1996.
 
 Year Ended December 31, 1996 Compared with Year Ended December 31, 1995
 
   Revenues for the year ended December 31, 1996 were $76.2 million, an
increase of $15.5 million, or 25.5%, as compared to revenues of $60.7 million
for the year ended December 31, 1995. This increase primarily resulted from the
consolidation of the financial results of Mercom for a full year in 1996 as
compared to only five months in 1995. Mercom accounted for $9.6 million of the
increase in revenues over the same period in 1995. The remaining $5.9 million
increase was due to an increase in the average number of Cable Michigan's basic
subscribers of approximately 5.2% and the effects of rate increases implemented
in April 1995 and February 1996. On an annualized basis, Mercom's revenues
increased approximately $1.6 million, or 11.7%, of which approximately $1.0
million related to a rate increase implemented in February 1996 and
approximately $600,000 related to an increase in the average number of Mercom's
basic subscribers by 3.5%.
 
   Operating expenses excluding depreciation and amortization and corporate
overhead were $37.0 million for the year ended December 31, 1996, an increase
of $8.5 million, or 29.8%, as compared to $28.5 million for the year ended
December 31, 1995. This increase was primarily due to the consolidation of the
financial results of Mercom for a full year in 1996 as compared to only five
months in 1995. Mercom contributed $6.5 million to the increase in operating
expenses in 1996. The remaining $2.0 million increase was the result of higher
programming costs of Cable Michigan due to contractual rate increases from
programming suppliers, increases in the number of channels provided to
customers and increases in the number of basic subscribers. On an annualized
basis, Mercom's operating expenses excluding depreciation and amortization
increased approximately $1.2 million, or 13.5%, primarily as a result of higher
programming costs due to contractual increases from program suppliers.
 
   Operating income before depreciation and amortization and corporate overhead
was $39.2 million for the year ended December 31, 1996, an increase of $7.0
million, or 21.7%, as compared to $32.2 million for the year ended December 31,
1995. Of this increase, $3.1 million resulted from the consolidation of the
financial results of Mercom for a full year in 1996 as compared to only five
months in 1995.
 
Pegasus
 
 General
 
   Prior to July 21, 1998, Pegasus was operated as part of Pegasus
Communications Corporation. The historical combined financial data presented
below reflect periods during which Pegasus did not operate as an
 
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