CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
The consolidated financial statements of Charter Holdings include the
accounts of Charter Operating and CCP and the accounts of CharterComm Holdings
and CCA Group and their subsidiaries since December 23, 1998 (date acquired by
Charter), and the accounts of Marcus since December 23, 1998 (date Paul G. Allen
controlled both Charter and Marcus), and are collectively referred to as the
"Company" herein. All subsidiaries are wholly owned. All material intercompany
transactions and balances have been eliminated. The Company derives its primary
source of revenues by providing various levels of cable television programming
and services to residential and business customers. As of December 31, 1998, the
Company provided cable television services to customers in 22 states in the U.S.
The consolidated financial statements of Charter Holdings for periods prior
to December 24, 1998, are not presented herein since, as a result of the Paul
Allen Transaction and the application of push down accounting, the financial
information as of December 31, 1998, and for the period from December 24, 1998,
through December 31, 1998, is presented on a different cost basis than the
financial information as of December 31, 1997, and for the periods prior to
December 24, 1998. Such information is not comparable.
The accompanying financial statements have been retroactively restated to
include the accounts of Marcus beginning December 24, 1998, using historical
carrying amounts. Previously reported revenues and net loss of the Company,
excluding Marcus, was $13,713 and $4,432, respectively, for the period from
December 24, 1998, through December 31, 1998. Revenues and net loss of Marcus
for the period from December 24, 1998 through December 31, 1998, included in the
accompanying financial statements, was $9,737 and $4,292, respectively.
Previously reported members' equity of the Company, excluding Marcus, was $2.1
billion as of December 31, 1998.
The Company considers all highly liquid investments with original
maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents. At December 31, 1998,
cash equivalents consist primarily of repurchase agreements. These investments
are carried at cost that approximates market value.
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
Property, plant and equipment is recorded at cost, including all direct and
certain indirect costs associated with the construction of cable television
transmission and distribution facilities, and the cost of new customer
installations. The costs of disconnecting a customer are charged to expense in
the period incurred. Expenditures for repairs and maintenance are charged to
expense as incurred, and equipment replacement and betterments are capitalized.