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AVALON CABLE OF MICHIGAN INC/ filed this Form S-4 on 04/01/1999
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accordingly, certain allocations were made in preparing the financial data.
Therefore, this data may not reflect the results of operations or the financial
condition which would have resulted if Taconic had operated as a separate
independent company during these periods, and are not necessarily indicative of
Taconic's future results of operations or financial position.
 
 Year Ended December 31, 1998 Compared with Year Ended December 31, 1997
 
   Revenues for the year ended December 31, 1998 were approximately $2.1
million, an increase of $81,000 or 3.9%, as compared to revenues of
approximately $2.0 million for the year ended December 31, 1997. This increase
was primarily due to the effects of rate increases implemented in the first
quarter of 1997 and 1998 and an increase in the average number of basic
subscribers of approximately 6%.
 
   Operating expenses excluding depreciation and amortization and corporate
overhead were approximately $1.4 million for the year ended December 31, 1998,
an increase of $100,000, or 7.8%, as compared to $1.3 million for the year
ended December 31, 1997. This increase was primarily due to higher programming
costs resulting from contractual rate increases from programming suppliers and
increases in the number of basic subscribers.
 
   Operating income before depreciation and amortization and corporate overhead
was $686,000 for the year ended December 31, 1998, a decrease of $7,000, or
1.0%, as compared to $693,000 for the year ended December 31, 1997.
 
 Year Ended December 31, 1997 Compared with Year Ended December 31, 1996
 
   Revenues for the year ended December 31, 1997 were $2.0 million, an increase
of $89,000, or 4.7%, as compared to revenues of $1.9 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.
 
   Operating expenses excluding depreciation and amortization and corporate
overhead were $1.3 million for the year ended December 31, 1997, an increase of
$65,000, or 5.4%, as compared to $1.2 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.
 
   Operating income before depreciation and amortization and corporate overhead
was $727,000 for the year ended December 31, 1997, an increase of $24,000, or
3.4%, as compared to $703,000 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 $1.9 million, an increase
of $145,000, or 8.1%, as compared to revenues of $1.8 million for the year
ended December 31, 1995. This increase was primarily due to the effects of rate
increases that were implemented in the first quarter of 1996 and an increase in
the average number of basic subscribers of approximately 2.3%.
 
   Operating expenses excluding depreciation and amortization and corporate
overhead were $1.2 million for 1996, an increase of $105,000, or 9.5%, as
compared to $1.1 million for the year ended December 31, 1995. The increase was
primarily due to higher programming costs resulting from contractual rate
increases from programming suppliers and increases in the number of basic
subscribers.
 
   Operating income before depreciation and amortization and corporate overhead
was $703,000 for 1996, an increase of $40,000, or 6.0%, as compared to $663,000
for the year ended December 31, 1995.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
   The cable television business generally requires substantial capital for the
construction, expansion, upgrade and maintenance of the delivery system. In
addition, we have pursued, and will continue to pursue, a business
 
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