This excerpt taken from the CCO 8-K filed Dec 18, 2009.
Certain Financial Information
As of December 17, 2009, we estimate revenue for the three months ending December 31, 2009 to be between $740.0 million and $760.0 million, and revenue for the full year ending December 31, 2009 to be between $2,675.0 million and $2,695.0 million. Set forth below is the percentage change in actual revenue for our Americas and International operating segments for the month of October 2009 compared to October 2008 and our estimates of the percentage change in revenue for the months of November and December 2009 compared to actual revenues in the corresponding months in 2008. We prepare estimated monthly revenues based on estimated monthly average foreign exchange rates, whereas annual average foreign exchange rates are used in determining our actual annual revenue. The percentage changes in estimated monthly revenue for November and December 2009 as compared to the same period in 2008 are based on monthly average foreign exchange rates and thus, may be materially different than the percentage changes in actual revenue determined using annual foreign exchange rates for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.
As of December 17, 2009, we estimate operating expenses to be between $565.0 million and $575.0 million and between $2,097.0 million and $2,107.0 million, respectively, for the three months and the full year ending December 31, 2009. Operating expenses include direct operating expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses and corporate expenses, but exclude restructuring and other non-recurring charges related to our restructuring program discussed herein and non-cash compensation charges related to employee compensation costs associated with stock option grants and restricted stock awards.
Also, as of December 17, 2009, we estimate long-term debt at December 31, 2009 to be between $2,560.0 million and $2,610.0 million, before giving effect to the Prior Term Note Prepayment and the Transactions.
Our estimated financial information is based on assumptions and estimates that are inherently uncertain. Such assumptions and estimates may not be realized and are subject to significant business, economic and competitive risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in the level of competition for advertising dollars, changes in operating performance, quarter-end closing adjustments, adjustments related to the annual audit of our financial statements, and fluctuations in exchange rates and currency values. These and other risks and uncertainties may cause our estimated financial information to materially adversely differ from our actual results. Accordingly, no assurance can be made that we will achieve the results set forth in our estimated financial information, and investors should not place undue reliance on our estimated financial information.