Liberty Global 8-K 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 1)
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 18, 2011
Liberty Global, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
12300 Liberty Boulevard Englewood, CO 80112
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
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Item 2.02 RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION/ ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
As of December 31, 2010, Liberty Global, Inc. (Liberty Global) indirectly owned 54.2% of Austar Communications Limited (Austar). Austar, a consolidated subsidiary of Liberty Global, is a separate public company with shares listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Austar is a leading provider of subscription television services in regional and rural Australia, with its customers enjoying principally satellite digital television services. For purposes of its stand alone reporting obligations, Austar prepares its consolidated financial statements in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards (AAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
On February 22, 2011, Austar publicly announced in Australia its results for the year ended December 31, 2010 by issuing a press release. The full text of that press release, appearing in Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is incorporated herein by reference.
Exhibit 99.1 is furnished under both Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition and Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure. Exhibit 99.1 refers to Austars historical OCF and Free Cash Flow. OCF and Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) measures as contemplated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions Regulation G.
Austar believes that its presentation of OCF provides useful information to investors, as OCF provides a transparent view of Austars recurring operations and is a key measure that is used by Austars chief operating decision makers to evaluate operating performance and to decide how to allocate resources.
Austar believes that its presentation of Free Cash Flow provides useful information to investors, as this measure can be used to gauge Austars ability to service debt and fund new investment opportunities. Free Cash Flow should not be understood to represent Austars ability to fund discretionary amounts, as Austar has various mandatory and contractual obligations, including debt repayments, which are not deducted to arrive at this amount.
Investors should view Austars OCF and Free Cash Flow as supplements to, and not substitutes for, operating income (loss), cash flows from operating activities and other AAS or IFRS measures of income or cash flows.
A reconciliation of historical OCF and Free Cash Flow to the most directly comparable AAS and IFRS financial measure is presented below (amounts may not total due to rounding):
(a) Austar defines OCF as revenue less operating expenses, excluding stock-based compensation, foreign exchange, depreciation and amortisation and impairment and restructuring.
(b) Austar defines Free Cash Flow as net cash flow from operating activities less capital expenditures.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties include the continued use by subscribers and potential subscribers of Austars services, changes in technology, regulation and competition, Austars ability to achieve expected operational efficiencies and economies of scale, Austars ability to generate expected revenue, operating cash flow and dividends and achieve assumed margins including, to the extent annualized figures imply forward-looking projections, continued performance comparable with the period annualized, as well as other factors that may be applicable to Austar and its business detailed from time to time in Liberty Globals filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Liberty Global expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any guidance and other forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Liberty Globals or Austars expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 22, 2011