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424B3
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS CAPITAL CORP filed this Form 424B3 on 09/02/1999
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PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 24, 1998, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1998
 
     This period is not comparable to any other period presented. The financial
statements represent eight days of operations. This period not only contains the
results of operations of Charter Communications Properties, but also the results
of operations of those entities purchased in the acquisition of us. As a result,
no comparison of the operating results for this eight-day period is presented.
 
PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1, 1998 THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 1998 COMPARED TO 1997
 
     REVENUES.  Revenues increased by $30.8 million, or 163.6%, from $18.9
million in 1997 to $49.7 million for the period from January 1, 1998 through
December 23, 1998. The increase in revenues primarily resulted from the
acquisition of Sonic whose revenues for that period were $30.5 million.
 
     OPERATING EXPENSES.  Operating expenses increased by $9.6 million, or
104.8%, from $9.2 million in 1997 to $18.8 million for the period from January
1, 1998 through December 23, 1998. This increase was due primarily to the
acquisition of Sonic, whose operating expenses for that period were $11.5
million, partially offset by the loss of $1.4 million on the sale of a cable
system in 1997.
 
     GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.  General and administrative expenses
increased by $4.6 million, or 175.9%, from $2.6 million in 1997 to $7.2 million
for the period from January 1, 1998 through December 23, 1998. This increase was
due primarily to the acquisition of Sonic whose general and administrative
expenses for that period were $4.4 million.
 
     DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION.  Depreciation and amortization expense
increased by $10.8 million, or 176.3%, from $6.1 million in 1997 to $16.9
million for the period from January 1, 1998 through December 23, 1998. There was
a significant increase in amortization resulting from the acquisition of Sonic.
Incremental depreciation and amortization expenses of the acquisition of Sonic
were $10.3 million.
 
     MANAGEMENT FEES/CORPORATE EXPENSE CHARGES.  Corporate expense charges
increased by $5.6 million, or 991.2% from $0.6 million in 1997 to $6.2 million
for the period from January 1, 1998 through December 23, 1998. The increase from
1997 compared to the period from January 1, 1998 through December 23, 1998 was
the result of additional Charter Investment charges related to equity
appreciation rights plans of $3.8 million for the period from January 1, 1998
through December 23, 1998 and an increase of $1.5 million in management services
provided by Charter Investment as a result of the acquisition of Sonic.
 
     INTEREST EXPENSE.  Interest expense increased by $12.2 million, or 237.4%,
from $5.1 million in 1997 to $17.3 million for the period from January 1, 1998
through December 23, 1998. This increase resulted primarily from the
indebtedness of $220.6 million, including a note payable for $60.7 million,
incurred in connection with the acquisition of Sonic resulting in $12.1 million
of additional interest expense.
 
     NET LOSS.  Net loss increased by $12.6 million, or 272.5%, from $4.6
million in 1997 to $17.2 million for the period from January 1, 1998 through
December 23, 1998.
 
     The increase in revenues that resulted from cable television customer
growth was not sufficient to offset the operating expenses related to the
acquisition of Sonic.
 
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