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Cablevisión Holding Announces Third Quarter and Five-Month 2017 Results

(MENAFN Editorial) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Cablevisión Holding S.A., ("Cablevision Holding", "CVH" or "the Company" - BCBA: CVH; Level 1 US: CVHSY), announced today its results for the five month period between its inception on May 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017, including the isolated third quarter 2017 period . Figures in this report have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and are stated in Argentine Pesos, unless otherwise indicated.

Its operations include the provision of cable television, Internet access and telephony services, with operations in Argentina and in some neighboring countries, through its subsidiary Cablevisión, which is the largest cable television operator in Latin America in terms of subscribers. This company also provides high-speed Internet access under the Fibertel brand and telephony services through Nextel.

CVH Highlights:

  • On June 30, 2017, Cablevisión S.A. and Telecom Argentina S.A. (NYSE: TEO, BCBA: TECO2), announced a plan to merge their corporate and operational structures.
  • CVH informed that on July 7, 2017, that it had executed with Fintech Telecom LLC, the controlling company of Telecom Argentina S.A. a shareholder agreement that will govern the exercise of the rights by Telecom's shareholders once the merger process between Telecom and Cablevisión has concluded and becomes effective.
  • Fintech and affiliates granted to CVH and option to purchase a direct or indirect equity interests equal to 13.51% of the total outstanding shares of Telecom Argentina.
  • On September 25, 2017, CVH received the acceptance by Citibank, N.A., Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, Dubai (DIFC) Branch, Itaú Unibanco S.A., Nassau Branch of an offer submitted to such banks by the Company, to borrow a principal amount of USD 750,000,000. The maturity date shall be occur on the earlier of 18 months after the date of disbursement, or the date on which the loan becomes due and payable pursuant to acceleration events provided under the loan offer.
  • The funds from the loan were used, among other things, to prepay the Exercise Price under the Option Agreement signed by the Company on October 5, 2017.
  • Net Income for the period totaled Ps. 2,041.0 million in 5M17. Income for the period attributable to Equity Shareholders amounted Ps. 1,147.8 million.

  • CVH FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

    FIVE MONTHS 2017

    (In millions of Ps.)

    Cable TV and
    Internet Access

    IDEN

    Telephony

    Other

    Eliminations

    Consolidated

    Revenues

    16,034.8

    1,207.4

    38.0

    (54.9)

    17,225.3

    Cost of Sales

    (5,850.9)

    (638.9)

    -


    (6,489.8)

    SG & A

    (3,840.3)

    (577.0)

    (56.2)

    38.0

    (4,435.5)

    Intersegment Costs and Expenses

    (15.9)

    (1.1)

    -

    16.9

    -

    EBITDA

    6,327.7

    (9.5)

    (18.2)

    -

    6,300.0

    EBITDA Margin

    39%

    (1%)

    (48%)

    NA

    37%

    THIRD QUARTER 2017

    (In millions of Ps.)

    Cable TV and
    Internet Access

    IDEN

    Telephony

    Other

    Eliminations

    Consolidated

    Revenues

    9.841,9

    716,4

    22,8

    (36,4)

    10.544,7

    Cost of Sales

    (3.636,8)

    (371,4)

    -

    -

    (4.008,2)

    SG & A

    (2.449,0)

    (339,8)

    (43,7)

    22,8

    (2.809,7)

    Intersegment Costs and
    Expenses

    (13,1)

    (0,6)

    -

    13,6

    -

    EBITDA

    3.743,1

    4,6

    (20,9)

    -

    3.726,8

    EBITDA Margin

    38%

    1%

    (92%)

    NA

    35%

    (1) We define Adjusted EBITDA as Revenues minus cost of sales (excluding depreciation and amortization) and selling and administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization). We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is a meaningful measure of our performance. It is commonly used to analyze and compare media companies on the basis of operating performance, leverage and liquidity. Nonetheless, Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of net income or cash flow from operations and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, an indication of our financial performance, an alternative to cash flow from operating activities or a measure of liquidity. Other companies may compute Adjusted EBITDA in a different manner; therefore, Adjusted EBITDA as reported by other companies may not be comparable to Adjusted EBITDA as we report it.

    (2) We define Adjusted EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA over Revenues.

    A complete version of this report is available at:

    CVH cordially invites you to participate in its conference call and webcast presentation on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00am Eastern Time (1:00pm Buenos Aires time) to discuss Third Quarter 2017 Results on Monday, November 13, 2017.

    Those interested in connecting via conference call, please dial 1-800-311-9404 toll free from the U.S., 0-800-444-7657 from Argentina, or 1 (334) 323-7224 from elsewhere 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. The Conference ID is 8941.

    The webcast presentation will be available at:

    Investor Relations Contacts:

    In Buenos Aires:

    In New York:

    Cablevisión Holding S.A

    i-advize Corporate Communications, Inc

    Agustín Medina Manson, Head of Investor Relations

    Camilla Ferreira / Kenia Vargas

    Patricio Gentile, Sr. Analyst of Investor Relations

    Email:

    Email:

    Tel: (+54 11) 4309 – 3417

    Tel: +1 212 406 3695 / 3696


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