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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/01/1999
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the transaction with InterMedia. We are currently negotiating other possible
swap transactions.
     Our business requires significant cash to fund acquisitions, capital
expenditures, debt service costs and ongoing operations. We have historically
funded and expect to fund future liquidity and capital requirements through cash
flows from operations, equity contributions, borrowings under our credit
facilities and debt and equity financings.
     Our historical cash flows from operating activities for 1998 were $30.2
million, and for the six months ended June 30, 1999 were $145.8 million. Pro
forma for our recent and pending acquisitions and the merger of Marcus Holdings
with Charter Holdings, our cash flows from operating activities for 1998 were
$725.2 million, and for the six months ended June 30, 1999 were $451.1 million.
     We have substantial ongoing capital expenditure requirements. We make
capital expenditures primarily to upgrade, rebuild and expand our cable systems,
as well as for system maintenance, the development of new products and services,
and converters. Converters are set-top devices added in front of a subscriber's
television receiver to change the frequency of the cable television signals to a
suitable channel. The television receiver is then able to tune and to allow
access to premium service.
     Upgrading our cable systems will enable us to offer new products and
services, including digital television, additional channels and tiers, expanded
pay-per-view options, high-speed Internet access and interactive services.
     For the period from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2002, we plan to spend
approximately $5.5 billion for capital expenditures, approximately $2.9 billion
of which will be used to upgrade and rebuild our systems to bandwidth capacity
of 550 megahertz or greater and add two-way capability, so that we may offer
advanced services. The remaining $2.6 billion will be used for extensions of
systems, development of new products and services, converters and system
maintenance. Capital expenditures for 2000, 2001 and 2002 are expected to be
approximately $1.5 billion, $2.0 billion and $2.0 billion, respectively. We
currently expect to finance approximately 80% of the anticipated capital
expenditures with cash generated from operations and approximately 20% with
additional borrowings under credit facilities. We cannot assure you that these
amounts will be sufficient to accomplish our planned system upgrade, expansion
and maintenance. See "Risk Factors -- We may not be able to obtain capital
sufficient to fund our planned upgrades and other capital expenditures". This
could adversely affect our ability to offer new products and services and
compete effectively, and could adversely affect our growth, financial condition
and results of operations.
     Capital expenditures for 1999, pro forma for recent and pending
acquisitions, are expected to be approximately $1.048 billion. For the six
months ended June 30, 1999, we made capital expenditures, excluding the
acquisition of cable systems, of $206 million. Those expenditures were funded
from cash flows from operations and credit facilities