Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

"I am pleased with our strong operating and financial results this quarter. Each of our businesses posted significant growth in Adjusted EBITDA, contributing to a double-digit increase in our Adjusted EPS. At Cable, our customer and financial metrics remained strong, highlighted by 10% growth in Adjusted EBITDA, the highest level of customer retention on record for a third quarter, and the most wireless net additions since the launch of Xfinity Mobile in 2017. Our results at NBCUniversal continue to be driven by the ongoing recovery at our domestic Theme Parks, as well as the success of our linear and streaming Media platforms. At Sky, our UK business maintained its momentum, delivering healthy growth in revenue, EBITDA, and customer relationships. Going forward, I am excited about the opportunity to continue to invest in our global technology platform and other businesses while returning more capital to shareholders. This strategy is reflected in our most recent product launches – XClass TV in the U.S. and Sky Glass in Europe – as well as the $2.7 billion we returned to shareholders through a combination of share repurchases and dividend payments," commented Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Quarter

 

 

Year to Date

 

 

Consolidated Results

2021

 

2020

 

Change

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$30,298

$25,532

18.7%

 

 

$86,049

$75,856

13.4%

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Comcast

$4,035

$2,019

99.8%

 

 

$11,102

$7,154

55.2%

 

 

Adjusted Net Income1

$4,038

$3,000

34.6%

 

 

$11,511

$9,436

22.0%

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA2

$8,957

$7,583

18.1%

 

 

$26,297

$23,640

11.2%

 

 

Earnings per Share3

$0.86

$0.44

95.5%

 

 

$2.38

$1.55

53.5%

 

 

Adjusted Earnings per Share1

$0.87

$0.65

33.8%

 

 

$2.47

$2.04

21.1%

 

 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$6,100

$5,228

16.7%

 

 

$21,457

$19,695

8.9%

 

 

Free Cash Flow4

$3,234

$2,289

41.3%

 

 

$13,305

$11,580

14.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For additional detail on segment revenue and expenses, customer metrics, capital expenditures, and free cash flow, please refer to the trending schedules on Comcast’s Investor Relations website at www.cmcsa.com.

3rd Quarter 2021 Highlights:

  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Increased 18.1% to $9.0 Billion; Adjusted EPS Increased 33.8% to $0.87; Generated Free Cash Flow of $3.2 Billion
  • Returned $2.7 Billion to Shareholders Through a Combination of $1.5 Billion in Share Repurchases and $1.2 Billion in Dividend Payments
  • Cable Communications Total Customer Relationship Net Additions Were 255,000; Total Broadband Customer Net Additions Were 300,000
  • Cable Communications Adjusted EBITDA Increased 10.3% and Adjusted EBITDA per Customer Relationship Increased 5.3%
  • Cable Communications Wireless Customer Line Net Additions Were 285,000, the Best Quarterly Result Since Launch in 2017
  • NBCUniversal Adjusted EBITDA Increased 48.2% to $1.3 Billion, Including Peacock Losses
  • Theme Parks Delivered Its Most Profitable Quarter Since the First Quarter of 2020, Driven by Universal Orlando; Celebrated the Grand Opening of Universal Beijing Resort on September 20th
  • Sky Adjusted EBITDA Increased 88.8% to $971 Million; On a Constant Currency Basis, Adjusted EBITDA Increased 76.2% 

Consolidated Financial Results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2021 increased 18.7% to $30.3 billion. Net Income Attributable to Comcast increased 99.8% to $4.0 billion. Adjusted Net Income increased 34.6% to $4.0 billion. Adjusted EBITDA increased 18.1% to $9.0 billion.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, revenue increased 13.4% to $86.0 billion compared to 2020. Net income attributable to Comcast increased 55.2% to $11.1 billion. Adjusted Net Income increased 22.0% to $11.5 billion. Adjusted EBITDA increased 11.2% to $26.3 billion.

Earnings per Share (EPS) for the third quarter of 2021 was $0.86, an increase of 95.5% compared to the prior year period. Adjusted EPS increased 33.8% to $0.87.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, EPS was $2.38, a 53.5% increase compared to 2020. Adjusted EPS increased 21.1% to $2.47.

Capital Expenditures decreased 10.3% to $2.1 billion in the third quarter of 2021. Cable Communications’ capital expenditures decreased 5.4% to $1.7 billion. NBCUniversal’s capital expenditures decreased 35.7% to $229 million. Sky's capital expenditures decreased 32.3% to $160 million.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, capital expenditures decreased 3.1% to $6.1 billion compared to 2020. Cable Communications' capital expenditures increased 5.5% to $4.7 billion. NBCUniversal's capital expenditures decreased 47.6% to $584 million. Sky's capital expenditures decreased 5.2% to $615 million.

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities was $6.1 billion in the third quarter of 2021. Free Cash Flow was $3.2 billion.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 net cash provided by operating activities was $21.5 billion. Free cash flow was $13.3 billion.

Dividends and Share Repurchases. Comcast resumed its share repurchase program in May 2021 after pausing the program in 2019 to accelerate the reduction of indebtedness it incurred in connection with its acquisition of Sky. During the third quarter of 2021, Comcast paid dividends totaling $1.2 billion and repurchased 25.9 million of its common shares for $1.5 billion. As of September 30, 2021, Comcast had $8.0 billion available under its share repurchase authorization.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, Comcast paid dividends totaling $3.4 billion and repurchased 34.7 million of its common shares for $2.0 billion.

Cable Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Quarter

 

 

Year to Date

 

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

Change

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

Change

 

 

Cable Communications Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadband

$5,801

$5,198

11.6

%

 

 

$17,118

$15,199

12.6

%

 

 

Video

5,499

5,421

1.4

%

 

 

16,676

16,468

1.3

%

 

 

Voice

851

876

(2.9

%)

 

 

2,592

2,652

(2.3

%)

 

 

Wireless

603

400

50.7

%

 

 

1,672

1,069

56.4

%

 

 

Business Services

2,227

2,049

8.7

%

 

 

6,597

6,096

8.2

%

 

 

Advertising

705

674

4.6

%

 

 

2,002

1,659

20.6

%

 

 

Other

427

382

12.4

%

 

 

1,265

1,203

5.3

%

 

 

Cable Communications Revenue

$16,115

$15,000

7.4

%

 

 

$47,922

$44,346

8.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cable Communications Adjusted EBITDA

$7,069

$6,411

10.3

%

 

 

$20,972

$18,663

12.4

%

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

43.9%

42.7%

 

 

 

43.8%

42.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cable Communications Capital Expenditures

$1,673

$1,770

(5.4

%)

 

 

$4,739

$4,491

5.5

%

 

 

Percent of Cable Communications Revenue

10.4%

11.8%

 

 

 

9.9%

10.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue for Cable Communications increased 7.4% to $16.1 billion in the third quarter of 2021, driven by increases in broadband, wireless, business services, video, other, and advertising revenue, partially offset by a decrease in voice revenue. In the prior year period, results were negatively impacted by accrued customer regional sports network (RSN) fee adjustments related to canceled sporting events as a result of COVID-19. Excluding the impact of accrued customer RSN fee adjustments in the prior year period5, Cable Communications revenue increased 6.3%. Broadband revenue increased 11.6% due to an increase in the number of residential broadband customers and an increase in average rates. Excluding the impact of accrued RSN fee adjustments in the prior year period for customers taking bundled services5, broadband revenue increased 10.5%. Wireless revenue increased 50.7% due to an increase in the number of customer lines and an increase in device sales. Business services revenue increased 8.7% due to an increase in average rates and an increase in the number of customers receiving our services compared to the prior year period, which were negatively impacted by COVID-19. Video revenue increased 1.4%, reflecting an increase in average rates, partially offset by a decrease in the number of residential video customers. Excluding the impact of accrued customer RSN fee adjustments in the prior year period5, video revenue was consistent with the prior year period. Other revenue increased 12.4%, primarily reflecting increases in revenue from our security and automation services and from licensing of our technology platforms. Advertising revenue increased 4.6%, reflecting an overall market recovery and higher revenue from our advanced advertising businesses, partially offset by a decrease in political advertising. Excluding political advertising revenue, advertising revenue increased 19.0%. Voice revenue decreased 2.9%, primarily reflecting a decrease in the number of residential voice customers.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, Cable revenue increased 8.1% to $47.9 billion compared to 2020, driven by growth in broadband, wireless, business services, advertising, video, and other revenue, partially offset by a decrease in voice revenue. Excluding the impact of accrued customer RSN fee adjustments in 20205, Cable Communications revenue increased 7.2%.

Total Customer Relationships increased by 255,000 to 34.0 million in the third quarter of 2021. Residential customer relationships increased by 237,000 and business customer relationships increased by 18,000. Total broadband customer net additions were 300,000, total video customer net losses were 408,000, and total voice customer net losses were 158,000. In addition, Cable Communications added 285,000 wireless lines in the quarter.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, total customer relationships increased by 930,000. Residential customer relationships increased by 884,000 and business customer relationships increased by 46,000. Total broadband customer net additions were 1.1 million, total video customer net losses were 1.3 million, and total voice customer net losses were 372,000. In addition, Cable Communications added 842,000 wireless lines in the current period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Additions / (Losses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Quarter

 

 

Year to Date

 

 

 

3Q21

3Q206

 

2021

2020

 

 

2021

2020

 

 

Customer Relationships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Customer Relationships

31,576

30,263

 

237

 

539

 

 

 

884

 

1,140

 

 

 

Business Services Customer Relationships

2,473

2,401

 

18

 

17

 

 

 

46

 

5

 

 

 

Total Customer Relationships

34,048

32,664

 

255

 

556

 

 

 

930

 

1,144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Customer Relationships Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Product Residential Customers

13,959

11,931

 

481

 

625

 

 

 

1,551

 

1,710

 

 

 

Two Product Residential Customers

8,473

8,732

 

(89

)

(9

)

 

 

(261

)

(191

)

 

 

Three or More Product Residential Customers

9,144

9,600

 

(156

)

(77

)

 

 

(406

)

(379

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Broadband Customers

29,389

27,811

 

281

 

617

 

 

 

1,063

 

1,423

 

 

 

Business Services Broadband Customers

2,300

2,225

 

19

 

16

 

 

 

52

 

10

 

 

 

Total Broadband Customers

31,688

30,036

 

300

 

633

 

 

 

1,115

 

1,433

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Video Customers

17,844

19,220

 

(382

)

(253

)

 

 

(1,149

)

(1,068

)

 

 

Business Services Video Customers

705

874

 

(26

)

(20

)

 

 

(147

)

(92

)

 

 

Total Video Customers

18,549

20,094

 

(408

)

(273

)

 

 

(1,297

)

(1,160

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Voice Customers

9,245

9,684

 

(167

)

(14

)

 

 

(400

)

(250

)

 

 

Business Services Voice Customers

1,384

1,341

 

9

 

11

 

 

 

28

 

(1

)

 

 

Total Voice Customers

10,630

11,025

 

(158

)

(3

)

 

 

(372

)

(251

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Wireless Lines

3,668

2,580

 

285

 

187

 

 

 

842

 

528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA for Cable Communications increased 10.3% to $7.1 billion in the third quarter of 2021, reflecting higher revenue, partially offset by a 5.3% increase in operating expenses. In the prior year period, total operating expenses benefited from adjustments for provisions in our programming distribution agreements with RSNs related to canceled sporting events as a result of COVID-19. In the third quarter of 2021, programming costs increased 7.6%, including the effects of the adjustment provisions in the prior year period. Excluding these adjustments5, programming costs increased 2.8%, reflecting the timing of contract renewals, partially offset by a decline in the number of video subscribers. Non-programming expenses increased 3.9%, primarily reflecting higher technical and product support expenses and advertising, marketing and promotion expenses, partially offset by lower other expenses and customer service expenses. Non-programming expenses per customer relationship decreased 0.8%. Adjusted EBITDA per customer relationship increased 5.3%, and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 43.9% compared to 42.7% in the prior year period. While the accrued RSN adjustments did not impact Adjusted EBITDA in the prior year period, they resulted in an increase to Adjusted EBITDA margin in that period. Cable Communications results include Adjusted EBITDA7 of $51 million from our wireless business, compared to a loss of $50 million in the prior year period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, Adjusted EBITDA for Cable Communications increased 12.4% to $21.0 billion compared to 2020, reflecting higher revenue, partially offset by a 4.9% increase in operating expenses. Programming costs increased 8.3%, reflecting the timing of contract renewals and adjustments in 2020 for provisions in our programming distribution agreements with RSNs related to canceled sporting events as a result of COVID-19, partially offset by a decline in the number of video subscribers. Excluding the impact of accrued RSN adjustments in 20205, programming costs increased 4.4%. Non-programming expenses increased 2.8%. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, Adjusted EBITDA per customer relationship increased 7.4%, and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 43.8% compared to 42.1% in 2020. While the accrued RSN adjustments did not impact Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, they resulted in an increase to Adjusted EBITDA margin in that period. Cable Communications results include Adjusted EBITDA7 of $125 million from our wireless business, compared to a loss of $146 million in 2020.

Capital Expenditures for Cable Communications decreased 5.4% to $1.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021, primarily reflecting decreased investment in customer premise equipment, partially offset by increased investment in line extensions and scalable infrastructure. Cable capital expenditures represented 10.4% of Cable revenue in the third quarter of 2021 compared to 11.8% in the prior year period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, capital expenditures for Cable Communications increased 5.5% to $4.7 billion, primarily reflecting increased investment in scalable infrastructure and line extensions. Cable capital expenditures represented 9.9% of Cable revenue compared to 10.1% in 2020.

NBCUniversal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Quarter

 

 

Year to Date

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

Change

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

Change

 

 

NBCUniversal Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media

$6,770

 

$4,589

 

47.5

%

 

 

$16,955

 

$13,563

 

25.0

%

 

 

Excluding Olympics5

$5,011

 

$4,589

 

9.2

%

 

 

15,195

 

13,563

 

12.0

%

 

 

Studios

2,407

 

1,898

 

26.8

%

 

 

7,027

 

6,359

 

10.5

%

 

 

Theme Parks

1,449

 

385

 

NM

 

 

 

3,163

 

1,446

 

118.8

%

 

 

Headquarters and other

28

 

12

 

121.4

%

 

 

65

 

32

 

103.7

%

 

 

Eliminations

(654

)

(551

)

(18.4

%)

 

 

(2,230

)

(1,623

)

(37.3

%)

 

 

NBCUniversal Revenue

$10,001

 

$6,333

 

57.9

%

 

 

$24,981

 

$19,777

 

26.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NBCUniversal Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media

$997

 

$985

 

1.2

%

 

 

$3,847

 

$4,150

 

(7.3

%)

 

 

Studios

179

 

340

 

(47.3

%)

 

 

833

 

963

 

(13.6

%)

 

 

Theme Parks

434

 

(174

)

NM

 

 

 

593

 

(480

)

NM

 

 

 

Headquarters and other

(248

)

(127

)

(95.1

%)

 

 

(643

)

(430

)

(49.4

%)

 

 

Eliminations

(12

)

(114

)

88.9

%

 

 

(238

)

(224

)

(6.7

%)

 

 

NBCUniversal Adjusted EBITDA

$1,349

 

$910

 

48.2

%

 

 

$4,392

 

$3,979

 

10.4

%

 

 

NM=comparison not meaningful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning in the first quarter of 2021, the operations of Peacock, which were previously reported in Corporate and Other, are now included with NBCUniversal results and the operations of NBCUniversal are now presented in three reportable business segments: Media, Studios and Theme Parks. Prior periods have been adjusted to reflect this presentation.

Revenue for NBCUniversal increased 57.9% to $10.0 billion in the third quarter of 2021, including $1.8 billion of revenue from the Tokyo Olympics included in the Media segment. Adjusted EBITDA increased 48.2% to $1.3 billion.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, NBCUniversal revenue increased 26.3% to $25.0 billion compared to 2020. Adjusted EBITDA increased 10.4% to $4.4 billion.

Media Media revenue increased 47.5% to $6.8 billion in the third quarter of 2021, reflecting higher advertising revenue and distribution revenue. Excluding $1.8 billion of revenue generated by the broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics5, Media revenue increased 9.2%. Advertising revenue increased 73.0%, reflecting the broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics, higher pricing, and additional Peacock sales, partially offset by the timing of other sporting events and a decline in ratings. Distribution revenue increased 36.2%, driven by the broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics, contractual rate increases in the current period, and increases at Peacock, partially offset by a decline in subscribers at our networks. Adjusted EBITDA increased 1.2% to $997 million in the third quarter of 2021, reflecting higher revenue, partially offset by an increase in operating expenses. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by higher programming and production expenses, reflecting higher sports programming costs associated with the broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics and higher amortization expense related to programming at Peacock, partially offset by the timing of other sporting events. Media results include $230 million of revenue and an Adjusted EBITDA7 loss of $520 million related to Peacock, compared to $41 million of revenue and an Adjusted EBITDA7 loss of $233 million in the prior year period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, revenue from the Media segment increased 25.0% to $17.0 billion compared to 2020, reflecting higher advertising revenue, distribution revenue, and other revenue. Excluding $1.8 billion of revenue associated with the broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics in the third quarter of 20215, revenue increased 12.0%. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 7.3% to $3.8 billion compared to 2020, reflecting higher operating expenses, which more than offset higher revenue. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by higher programming and production expenses, reflecting higher sports programming costs due to the broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics and an increase in the number of other sporting events compared to the prior year period when sports were postponed due to COVID-19, as well as higher amortization expense related to programming at Peacock. Media results include $443 million of revenue and an Adjusted EBITDA7 loss of $1.2 billion related to Peacock, compared to $47 million of revenue and an Adjusted EBITDA7 loss of $409 million in 2020.

Studios Studios revenue increased 26.8% to $2.4 billion in the third quarter of 2021, primarily reflecting higher theatrical revenue and content licensing revenue. Theatrical revenue increased by $279 million, primarily due to current year releases, including F9 and The Boss Baby: Family Business, and the impact of theater closures in the prior year period. Content licensing revenue increased by $243 million, reflecting the timing of when content was made available under licensing agreements. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 47.3% to $179 million in the third quarter of 2021, reflecting higher operating expenses, which more than offset higher revenue. The increase in operating expenses was driven by higher programming and production expenses, reflecting higher amortization of television and film production costs in the current year period and compared to the prior year period when production was impacted due to COVID-19, as well as an increase in advertising, marketing and promotion expenses, reflecting a higher number of theatrical releases in the current period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, revenue from the Studios segment increased 10.5% to $7.0 billion compared to 2020, primarily reflecting higher content licensing revenue and theatrical revenue. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 13.6% to $833 million compared to 2020, reflecting higher revenue more than offset by higher operating expenses.

Theme Parks Theme Parks revenue increased $1.1 billion to $1.4 billion in the third quarter of 2021, reflecting improved operating conditions compared to the prior year period, when each of our theme parks was either operating at limited capacity or closed as a result of COVID-19. Theme Parks Adjusted EBITDA was $434 million in the third quarter of 2021, which included pre-opening costs related to Universal Beijing Resort, compared to a $174 million Adjusted EBITDA loss in the prior year period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, revenue from the Theme Parks segment increased $1.7 billion to $3.2 billion compared to 2020, reflecting improved operating conditions compared to 2020, when each of our theme parks was either closed or operating at limited capacity for the majority of the period as a result of COVID-19. Theme Parks Adjusted EBITDA was $593 million, which included pre-opening costs related to Universal Beijing Resort, compared to a $480 million Adjusted EBITDA loss in 2020.

Headquarters and Other NBCUniversal Headquarters and Other includes overhead, personnel costs and costs associated with corporate initiatives. Headquarters and Other Adjusted EBITDA loss was $248 million compared to a loss of $127 million in the prior year period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, Headquarters and Other Adjusted EBITDA loss was $643 million compared to a loss of $430 million in 2020.

Eliminations Amounts represent eliminations of transactions between our NBCUniversal segments, which are affected by the timing of recognition of content licenses between our Studios and Media segments. Revenue eliminations for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were $654 million compared to $551 million in the prior year period, and Adjusted EBITDA eliminations were $12 million compared to $114 million in the prior year period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, revenue eliminations were $2.2 billion compared to $1.6 billion in 2020, and Adjusted EBITDA eliminations were $238 million compared to $224 million in 2020.

Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Quarter

 

 

Year to Date

 

 

 

2021

2020

Change

Constant

Currency

Change8

 

 

2021

2020

Change

Constant

Currency

Change8

 

 

Sky Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct-to-Consumer

$4,127

$3,943

4.7

%

(0.1

%)

 

 

$12,415

$11,146

11.4

%

3.1

%

 

 

Content

300

388

(22.8

%)

(26.4

%)

 

 

1,013

947

7.0

%

(0.7

%)

 

 

Advertising

561

462

21.4

%

15.6

%

 

 

1,777

1,296

37.1

%

27.0

%

 

 

Sky Revenue

$4,988

$4,793

4.1

%

(0.7

%)

 

 

$15,205

$13,389

13.6

%

5.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sky Operating Costs and Expenses

$4,016

$4,278

(6.1

%)

(10.2

%)

 

 

$13,310

$11,574

15.0

%

6.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sky Adjusted EBITDA

$971

$515

88.8

%

76.2

%

 

 

$1,895

$1,815

4.4

%

(4.3

%)

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

19.5%

10.7%

 

 

 

 

12.5%

13.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue for Sky increased 4.1% to $5.0 billion in the third quarter of 2021. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue was consistent with the prior year period, reflecting lower content revenue partially offset by higher advertising revenue and consistent direct-to-consumer revenue. Content revenue decreased 26.4% to $300 million due to a change in sports programming licensing agreements in Italy and Germany, as well as the timing of sporting events compared to the prior year period due to COVID-19. Advertising revenue increased 15.6% to $561 million, reflecting an overall market recovery compared to the prior year period. Direct-to-consumer revenue of $4.1 billion was consistent with the prior year period, primarily reflecting an increase in customer relationships and average revenue per customer relationship in the U.K., offset by a decrease in customer relationships and average revenue per relationship in Italy mainly due to the negative impact of the reduction in Sky's rights to Serie A.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, Sky revenue increased 13.6% to $15.2 billion compared to 2020. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue increased 5.1%, primarily reflecting higher direct-to-consumer revenue and advertising revenue.

Total Customer Relationships decreased by 233,000 to 23.0 million in the third quarter of 2021, primarily reflecting the negative impact of the reduction in Sky's broadcast rights to Serie A in Italy, partially offset by an increase in customer relationships in the U.K. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, total customer relationships decreased by 259,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customers

 

Net Additions / (Losses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Quarter

 

 

Year to Date

 

 

 

3Q21

3Q209

 

2021

2020

 

 

2021

2020

 

 

Total Customer Relationships

22,966

22,981

 

(233)

(21)

 

 

(259)

(299)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA for Sky increased 88.8% to $971 million in the third quarter of 2021. Excluding the impact of currency, Adjusted EBITDA increased 76.2%, primarily reflecting lower operating expenses. The decrease in operating expenses was due to lower programming and production expenses, primarily reflecting lower sports programming costs associated with the timing of sports rights amortization and the reduction in Sky's broadcast rights to Serie A in Italy.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, Adjusted EBITDA for Sky increased 4.4% to $1.9 billion compared to 2020. Excluding the impact of currency, Adjusted EBITDA decreased 4.3%.

Corporate, Other and Eliminations

 

Corporate and Other Corporate and Other primarily relates to corporate operations and Comcast Spectacor. Revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was $65 million compared to $44 million in the prior year period. Corporate and Other Adjusted EBITDA loss was $335 million compared to a loss of $264 million in the prior year period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, Corporate and Other revenue was $246 million compared to $204 million in 2020. Corporate and Other Adjusted EBITDA loss was $876 million compared to a loss of $846 million in 2020.

Eliminations Amounts represent eliminations of transactions between Cable Communications, NBCUniversal, Sky and other businesses. Eliminations of transactions between NBCUniversal segments are presented separately. Revenue eliminations for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were $871 million compared to $638 million in the prior year period, and Adjusted EBITDA eliminations were a loss of $98 million compared to a benefit of $11 million in the prior year period, reflecting an increase in eliminations associated with the Tokyo Olympics.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 revenue eliminations were $2.3 billion compared to $1.9 billion in 2020, and Adjusted EBITDA eliminations were a loss of $87 million compared to a benefit of $29 million in 2020.

Notes: 1

We define Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS as net income attributable to Comcast Corporation and diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders, respectively, adjusted to exclude the effects of the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, investments that investors may want to evaluate separately (such as based on fair value) and the impact of certain events, gains, losses or other charges that affect period-over-period comparisons. See Table 5 for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures.

2

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income attributable to Comcast Corporation before net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock, income tax expense, investment and other income (loss), net, interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and other operating gains and losses (such as impairment charges related to fixed and intangible assets and gains or losses on the sale of long-lived assets), if any. From time to time, we may exclude from Adjusted EBITDA the impact of certain events, gains, losses or other charges (such as significant legal settlements) that affect the period-to-period comparability of our operating performance. See Table 4 for reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measure.

3

All earnings per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis.

4

We define Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by operating activities (as stated in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows) reduced by capital expenditures and cash paid for intangible assets. From time to time, we may exclude from Free Cash Flow the impact of certain cash receipts or payments (such as significant legal settlements) that affect period-to-period comparability. Cash payments related to certain capital or intangible assets, such as the construction of Universal Beijing Resort, are presented separately in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows and are therefore excluded from capital expenditures and cash paid for intangible assets for Free Cash Flow. See Table 4 for reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measure.

5

From time to time, we may present adjusted information (e.g., Adjusted Revenues) to exclude the impact of certain events, gains, losses or other charges affecting period-to-period comparability of our operating performance. See Table 7 and Table 8 for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures.

6

In the first quarter of 2021, we updated Cable Communications' total residential customer relationships and broadband customers due to a conforming change to methodology resulting in a reduction of approximately 26,000 customers. There was no impact to net additions and prior periods have been recast on a comparable basis.

7

Adjusted EBITDA is the measure of profit or loss for our segments. From time to time, we may present Adjusted EBITDA for components of our reportable segments, such as Peacock and the wireless business within Cable Communications. We believe these measures are useful to evaluate our financial results and provide a basis of comparison to others, although our definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be directly comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA for components are generally presented on a consistent basis with the respective segments and include direct revenue and operating costs and expenses attributed to the component operations.

8

Sky constant currency growth rates are calculated by comparing the current period results to the comparative period results in the prior year adjusted to reflect the average exchange rates from the current year period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective prior year periods. See Table 6 for reconciliation of Sky's constant currency growth.

9

In the first quarter of 2021, we implemented conforming changes in the methodology for counting commercial customer relationships in Italy and Germany, which are now counted on a consistent basis with customers in the United Kingdom. The change resulted in a reduction in Sky’s total customer relationships of 714,000 as of December 31, 2020. The impact of the change in methodology to customer relationship net additions for any period was not material. For comparative purposes, we have recast Sky’s historical total customer relationships to reflect this adjustment.

 

Numerical information is presented on a rounded basis using actual amounts. Minor differences in totals and percentage calculations may exist due to rounding.

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TABLE 1

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(in millions, except per share data)

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Revenue

$30,298

 

 

$25,532

 

 

$86,049

 

 

$75,856

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programming and production

10,395

 

 

8,565

 

 

28,570

 

 

23,683

 

Other operating and administrative

8,981

 

 

8,059

 

 

25,799

 

 

23,959

 

Advertising, marketing and promotion

1,995

 

 

1,512

 

 

5,462

 

 

4,791

 

Depreciation

2,177

 

 

2,122

 

 

6,407

 

 

6,328

 

Amortization

1,301

 

 

1,198

 

 

3,815

 

 

3,520

 

 

24,848

 

 

21,456

 

 

70,053

 

 

62,281

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

5,450

 

 

4,076

 

 

15,996

 

 

13,575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(1,050

)

 

(1,220

)

 

(3,161

)

 

(3,544

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment and other income (loss), net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity in net income (losses) of investees, net

602

 

 

(266

)

 

1,696

 

 

(634

)

Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities, net

106

 

 

118

 

 

532

 

 

65

 

Other income (loss), net

59

 

 

62

 

 

146

 

 

187

 

 

766

 

 

(86

)

 

2,374

 

 

(382

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

5,166

 

 

2,770

 

 

15,208

 

 

9,649

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

(1,235

)

 

(739

)

 

(4,354

)

 

(2,385

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

3,931

 

 

2,031

 

 

10,854

 

 

7,264

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

(104

)

 

12

 

 

(249

)

 

110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation

$4,035

 

 

$2,019

 

 

$11,102

 

 

$7,154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

$0.86

 

 

$0.44

 

 

$2.38

 

 

$1.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted-average number of common shares

4,665

 

 

4,628

 

 

4,668

 

 

4,616

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 2

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

(in millions)

September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Net income

$10,854

 

 

$7,264

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

10,222

 

 

9,848

 

Share-based compensation

1,019

 

 

922

 

Noncash interest expense (income), net

287

 

 

606

 

Net (gain) loss on investment activity and other

(1,953

)

 

514

 

Deferred income taxes

2,087

 

 

(224

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures:

 

 

 

Current and noncurrent receivables, net

(720

)

 

982

 

Film and television costs, net

(541

)

 

163

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

667

 

 

(545

)

Other operating assets and liabilities

(465

)

 

165

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

21,457

 

 

19,695

 

 

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

(6,146

)

 

(6,344

)

Cash paid for intangible assets

(2,006

)

 

(1,771

)

Construction of Universal Beijing Resort

(825

)

 

(1,118

)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(167

)

 

(225

)

Proceeds from sales of businesses and investments

500

 

 

2,131

 

Purchases of investments

(122

)

 

(545

)

Other

359

 

 

(101

)

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(8,406

)

 

(7,973

)

 

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings

2,515

 

 

18,339

 

Repurchases and repayments of debt

(9,041

)

 

(16,771

)

Repurchases of common stock under repurchase program and employee plans

(2,617

)

 

(429

)

Dividends paid

(3,387

)

 

(3,086

)

Other

(416

)

 

(1,644

)

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(12,946

)

 

(3,591

)

 

 

 

 

Impact of foreign currency on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(15

)

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

90

 

 

8,148

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

11,768

 

 

5,589

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$11,858

 

 

$13,737

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 3

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

(in millions)

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

2021

 

2020

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$11,806

 

$11,740

Receivables, net

11,974

 

11,466

Other current assets

3,646

 

3,535

Total current assets

27,427

 

26,741

 

 

 

 

Film and television costs

12,645

 

13,340

 

 

 

 

Investments

9,163

 

7,820

 

 

 

 

Investment securing collateralized obligation

563

 

447

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

52,809

 

51,995

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

69,626

 

70,669

 

 

 

 

Franchise rights

59,365

 

59,365

 

 

 

 

Other intangible assets, net

33,393

 

35,389

 

 

 

 

Other noncurrent assets, net

12,070

 

8,103

 

 

 

 

 

$277,061

 

$273,869

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors

$12,020

 

$11,364

Accrued participations and residuals

1,683

 

1,706

Deferred revenue

3,091

 

2,963

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

9,250

 

9,617

Current portion of long-term debt

695

 

3,146

Total current liabilities

26,738

 

28,796

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

96,522

 

100,614

 

 

 

 

Collateralized obligation

5,169

 

5,168

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

30,050

 

28,051

 

 

 

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

20,756

 

18,222

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

520

 

1,280

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity

95,782

 

90,323

Noncontrolling interests

1,524

 

1,415

Total equity

97,306

 

91,738

 

 

 

 

 

$277,061

 

$273,869

TABLE 4

Reconciliation from Net Income Attributable to Comcast Corporation to Adjusted EBITDA (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

(in millions)

2021

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

2020

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation

$4,035

 

$2,019

 

$11,102

 

$7,154

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable subsidiary preferred stock

(104

)

12

 

(249

)

110

 

Income tax expense

1,235

 

739

 

4,354

 

2,385

 

Interest expense

1,050

 

1,220

 

3,161

 

3,544

 

Investment and other (income) loss, net

(766

)

86

 

(2,374

)

382

 

Depreciation and amortization

3,477

 

3,320

 

10,222

 

9,848

 

Adjustments (1)

30

 

187

 

79

 

217

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$8,957

 

$7,583

 

$26,297

 

$23,640

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation from Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

(in millions)

2021

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

2020

Net cash provided by operating activities

$6,100

 

$5,228

 

$21,457

 

$19,695

 

Capital expenditures

(2,142

)

(2,387

)

(6,146

)

(6,344

)

Cash paid for capitalized software and other intangible assets

(723

)

(552

)

(2,006

)

(1,771

)

Free Cash Flow

$3,234

 

$2,289

 

$13,305

 

$11,580

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternate Presentation of Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

(in millions)

2021

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

2020

Adjusted EBITDA

$8,957

 

$7,583

 

$26,297

 

$23,640

 

Capital expenditures

(2,142

)

(2,387

)

(6,146

)

(6,344

)

Cash paid for capitalized software and other intangible assets

(723

)

(552

)

(2,006

)

(1,771

)

Cash interest expense

(1,034

)

(909

)

(2,943

)

(2,845

)

Cash taxes

(368

)

(1,965

)

(2,201

)

(2,298

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(1,949

)

376

 

(1,057

)

361

 

Noncash share-based compensation

308

 

301

 

1,019

 

922

 

Other (2)

186

 

(158

)

342

 

(85

)

Free Cash Flow

$3,234

 

$2,289

 

$13,305

 

$11,580

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

3rd quarter and year to date 2021 Adjusted EBITDA exclude $30 million and $79 million of other operating and administrative expense, respectively, related to the Sky transaction and costs related to our investment portfolio. 3rd quarter and year to date 2020 Adjusted EBITDA exclude $177 million of other operating and administrative expense related to a legal settlement and $10 million and $40 million of other operating and administrative expense, respectively, related to the Sky transaction.

 

 

(2)

3rd quarter and year to date 2021 include decreases of $30 million and $79 million, respectively, related to costs that are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA. 3rd quarter and year to date 2020 include decreases of $187 million and $217 million, respectively, related to costs that are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 5

Reconciliations of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

2020

(in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

EPS

$

EPS

 

$

EPS

$

EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation and diluted earnings per share attributable to Comcast Corporation shareholders

$4,035

$0.86

$2,019

$0.44

 

$11,102

$2.38

$7,154

$1.55

Change

99.8 %

95.5 %

 

 

 

55.2 %

53.5 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (1)

491

0.11

458

0.10

 

1,440

0.31

1,365

0.30

Investments (2)

(486)

(0.10)

70

0.01

 

(1,608)

(0.34)

334

0.07

Items affecting period-over-period comparability:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax adjustments (3)

145

0.03

 

498

0.11

145

0.03

Loss on early redemption of debt (4)

166

0.04

 

59

0.01

272

0.06

Legal settlement (5)

134

0.03

 

0

134

0.03

Costs related to Sky transaction (6)

(1)

8

 

20

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net income and Adjusted EPS

$4,038

$0.87

$3,000

$0.65

 

$11,511

$2.47

$9,436

$2.04

Change

34.6 %

33.8 %

 

 

 

22.0 %

21.1 %

 

 

(1)

Acquisition-related intangible assets are recognized as a result of the application of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 805, Business Combinations (such as customer relationships), and their amortization is significantly affected by the size and timing of our acquisitions. Amortization of intangible assets not resulting from business combinations (such as software and acquired intellectual property rights used in our theme parks) is included in Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS.

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

2020

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets before income taxes

$603

 

$574

 

 

$1,781

 

$1,714

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, net of tax

$491

 

$458

 

 

$1,440

 

$1,365

  (2)

Adjustments for investments include realized and unrealized (gains) losses on equity securities, net (as stated in Table 1), as well as the equity in net (income) losses of investees, net, for certain equity method investments, including Atairos and Hulu and costs related to our investment portfolio.

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

2020

Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on equity securities, net

($106

)

 

($118

)

 

 

($532

)

 

($65

)

Equity in net (income) losses of investees, net and other

(538

)

 

210

 

 

 

(1,589

)

 

506

 

Investments before income taxes

(644

)

 

92

 

 

 

(2,121

)

 

441

 

Investments, net of tax

($486

)

 

$70

 

 

 

($1,608

)

 

$334

 

(3)

2021 year to date net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $498 million of income tax expense adjustments related to UK tax law changes. 3rd quarter and year to date 2020 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $145 million of income tax expense adjustments related to certain tax law changes.

(4)

Year to date 2021 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $78 million of interest expense, $59 million net of tax, resulting from the early redemption of debt. 3rd quarter and year to date 2020 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $220 million and $360 million of interest expense, $166 million and $272 million net of tax, respectively, resulting from the early redemption of debt.

(5)

3rd quarter and year to date 2020 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $177 million of other operating and administrative expense, $134 million net of tax, related to a legal settlement.

(6)

3rd quarter and year to date 2021 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes ($1) million and $24 million of operating costs and expenses, $(1) million and $20 million net of tax, respectively, related to the Sky transaction. 3rd quarter and year to date 2020 net income attributable to Comcast Corporation includes $10 million and $40 million of operating costs and expenses, $8 million and $32 million net of tax, respectively, related to the Sky transaction.

TABLE 6

Reconciliation of Sky Constant Currency Growth (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

(in millions)

2021

 

2020(1)

 

Change

 

 

2021

 

2020(1)

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct-to-Consumer

$4,127

 

$4,131

 

(0.1

%)

 

 

$12,415

 

$12,044

 

3.1

%

Content

300

 

407

 

(26.4

%)

 

 

1,013

 

1,021

 

(0.7

%)

Advertising

561

 

485

 

15.6

%

 

 

1,777

 

1,399

 

27.0

%

Revenue

$4,988

 

$5,023

 

(0.7

%)

 

 

$15,205

 

$14,464

 

5.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses

$4,016

 

$4,472

 

(10.2

%)

 

 

$13,310

 

$12,484

 

6.6

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$971

 

$551

 

76.2

%

 

 

$1,895

 

$1,981

 

(4.3

%)

(1)

2020 results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars using the average exchange rates from the current period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.

TABLE 7

Reconciliation of Cable Communications RSN Adjustments (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30, 2021

 

 

September 30, 2021

 

Reported

Change

 

2020 RSN

Adjustments

 

Adjusted

Change

 

 

Reported

Change

 

2020 RSN

Adjustments

 

Adjusted

Change

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadband

11.6%

 

1.1%

 

10.5%

 

 

12.6%

 

1.0%

 

11.7%

Video

1.4%

 

1.4%

 

—%

 

 

1.3%

 

1.1%

 

0.1%

Total Revenue

7.4%

 

1.1%

 

6.3%

 

 

8.1%

 

0.9%

 

7.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programming and production

7.6%

 

4.8%

 

2.8%

 

 

8.3%

 

3.9%

 

4.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

10.3%

 

 

10.3%

 

 

12.4%

 

 

12.4%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

120 bps

 

(40 bps)

 

160 bps

 

 

170 bps

 

(40 bps)

 

210 bps

Note: Percentages represent year/year growth rates. Adjusted EBITDA margin as a percent of Revenue is presented as year/year basis point changes.

TABLE 8

Reconciliation of Media Revenue Excluding Olympics (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

 

 

(in millions)

2021

 

2020

 

Growth %

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

Growth %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$6,770

 

$4,589

 

47.5

%

 

 

$16,955

 

$13,563

 

25.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olympics

1,759

 

 

 

 

 

1,759

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue excluding Olympics

$5,011

 

$4,589

 

9.2

%

 

 

$15,195

 

$13,563

 

12.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investor Contacts: Marci Ryvicker (215) 286-4781 Jane Kearns (215) 286-4794 Marc Kaplan (215) 286-6527

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