This excerpt taken from the CCO 10-Q filed May 11, 2009.
The Companys primary source of liquidity is cash flow from operations, which has been adversely affected by the global economic slowdown. The risks associated with the Companys businesses become more acute in periods of a slowing economy or recession, which may be accompanied by a decrease in advertising. Expenditures by advertisers tend to be cyclical, reflecting overall economic conditions and budgeting and buying patterns. The current global economic slowdown has resulted in a decline in advertising and marketing services among the Companys customers, resulting in a decline in its advertising revenues across its businesses. This reduction in advertising revenues has had an adverse effect on the Companys revenue, profit margins, cash flow and liquidity. The continuation of the global economic slowdown may continue to adversely impact the Companys revenue, profit margins, cash flow and liquidity.
Based on the Companys current and anticipated levels of operations and conditions in its markets, it believes that cash on hand, cash flows from operations and borrowing under the cash management note with Clear Channel Communications will enable it to meet its working capital, capital expenditure, debt service and other funding requirements for at least the next 12 months.
The Company expects to be in compliance with the covenants governing its indebtedness in 2009. However, the Companys anticipated results are subject to significant uncertainty and there can be no assurance that actual results will be in compliance with the covenants. In addition, the Companys ability to comply with the covenants governing its indebtedness may be affected by events beyond the Companys control, including prevailing economic, financial and industry conditions.
Furthermore, in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 11, 2009, CC Media Holdings, the Companys indirect parent, stated that it expects to be in compliance with the covenants under Clear Channel Communications senior secured credit facilities in 2009. CC Media Holdings similarly stated in such Quarterly Report that its anticipated results are also subject to significant uncertainty and there can be no assurance that actual results will be in compliance with the covenants. Moreover, CC Media Holdings stated in such Quarterly Report that its ability to comply with the covenants in Clear Channel Communications financing agreements may be affected by events beyond CC Media Holdings control, including prevailing economic, financial and industry conditions. As discussed therein, the breach of any covenants set forth in Clear Channel Communications financing agreements would result in a default thereunder, and an event of default would permit the lenders under a defaulted financing agreement to declare all indebtedness thereunder to be due and payable prior to maturity. Moreover, as discussed therein, the lenders under the revolving credit facility under Clear Channel Communications senior secured credit facilities would have the option to terminate their commitments to make further extensions of revolving credit thereunder. In addition, CC Media Holdings stated in such Quarterly Report that if CC Media Holdings is unable to repay Clear Channel Communications obligations under any senior secured credit facilities or the receivables based credit facility, the lenders under such senior secured credit facilities or receivables based credit facility could proceed against any assets that were pledged to secure such senior secured credit facilities or receivables based credit facility. Finally, CC Media Holdings stated in such Quarterly Report that a default or acceleration under any of Clear Channel Communications financing agreements could cause a default under other obligations that are subject to cross-default and cross-acceleration provisions.
The Companys ability to fund its working capital needs, debt service and other obligations depends on its future operating performance and cash flow and Clear Channel Communications ability to meet its obligations with respect to the Due from Clear Channel Communications account and to lend under the cash management note, which are in turn subject to prevailing economic conditions and other factors, many of which are beyond the Companys and Clear Channel Communications control. If future operating performance does not meet the Companys expectations or its plans materially change in an adverse manner or prove to be materially inaccurate, the Company may need additional financing. Continuing adverse securities and credit market conditions could significantly affect the availability of credit. In addition, the $2.5 billion note and Master Agreement with Clear Channel Communications include restrictive covenants that, among other things, restrict the Companys ability to incur additional indebtedness.