Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty”) (Nasdaq: LCAPA, LCAPB, LINTA, LINTB, LSTZA, LSTZB) today reported second quarter results for Liberty Capital group, Liberty Interactive group and Liberty Starz group. Highlights include (1):
  • Grew consolidated QVC revenue by 8% with strong international market results
    • Adjusted OIBDA(2) increased 4%, but excluding the effects of the new agreement with GE Money Bank and QVC Italy launch, adjusted OIBDA grew 8%
    • Operating income increased 4%, but excluding the effects of the new agreement with GE Money Bank and QVC Italy launch, operating income grew 11%
  • QVC reduced the balance of the bank credit facility by $170 million, decreasing its leverage ratio to 1.58x
  • Signed a partnership deal with BBC Worldwide to produce and distribute original content on Starz
  • Increased STARZ and ENCORE subscriptions by 10% and 3%, respectively
  • Seeking to acquire a significant stake in Barnes & Noble

“QVC had a solid quarter, with revenue growth in all markets. We were impressed that Japan was back to growth so quickly after the tragedies of the spring,” stated Greg Maffei, Liberty President and CEO. “At Starz, we were pleased to announce our partnership with BBC Worldwide and look forward to producing and distributing original content with them. Additionally, Starz once again grew subscribers and posted strong financial results. We continue to pursue the split-off of Liberty Capital and Liberty Starz. Bank of New York’s appeal of our win in Delaware Chancery Court will be heard in the Delaware Supreme Court in mid-September and we expect to complete the split-off in the third quarter.”

LIBERTY INTERACTIVE GROUP – Liberty Interactive group’s revenue increased 9% to $2.2 billion and adjusted OIBDA increased 5% to $450 million, while operating income increased 5% to $288 million. The increase in revenue, adjusted OIBDA, and operating income for the quarter was due to favorable results at QVC and the eCommerce companies.

QVC

QVC’s consolidated net revenue increased 8% in the second quarter to $1.9 billion, adjusted OIBDA increased 4% to $418 million and operating income increased 4% to $281 million.

“We continue to build momentum even in these uncertain economic times with consolidated second quarter net revenue growth of 8%,” stated Mike George, QVC President and CEO. “Each market experienced net revenue growth in local currency including Japan which has rebounded nicely after the tragic events experienced in late March. Excluding our QVC Italy start up operations and the previously discussed change in our QCard program with GE Money Bank, our adjusted OIBDA growth would have been 8% and operating income would have been 11%. We continue to see strong global new customer net revenue growth and our global eCommerce revenue now represents 30% of our worldwide revenue. We are excited about our strong product and programming line-up for the third quarter as we expand our presence in New York’s Fashion Night Out this September with the exciting premieres of John Hardy jewelry and Heidi Klum accessories. In addition, QVC will broadcast live, select programs from the LA Live complex, featuring a range of QVC personalities and brands, enabling us to provide a localized look and feel for our West Coast audience during their prime television viewing hours.”

QVC’s domestic revenue increased 3% in the second quarter to $1.2 billion and adjusted OIBDA increased 1% to $305 million compared to the second quarter 2010. The product mix continued to show a steady growth in accessories, apparel and home and a decline in jewelry sales. The average selling price increased 8% from $48.10 to $52.02 while total units sold decreased 4% to 25.7 million. Returns as a percent of gross product revenue remained relatively consistent to the prior year period at 18.5%. QVC.com sales as a percentage of US sales grew from 32% in the second quarter of 2010 to 35% in the second quarter of 2011. Overall, the US adjusted OIBDA margin decreased 64 basis points to 24.8% for the quarter due to the previous disclosed change in our QCard arrangement which negatively impacted adjusted OIBDA by approximately $9.0 million. Excluding the negative impact of this arrangement, US adjusted OIBDA increased 4% for the second quarter with a slight increase in adjusted OIBDA margin primarily driven by favorable product margins.

QVC’s international revenue increased 18% in the second quarter to $666 million from $565 million including the impact of favorable exchange rates in each of our markets. International adjusted OIBDA increased 13% to $113 million and adjusted OIBDA margins decreased 73 basis points for the quarter. QVC’s international second quarter results include $13 million of adjusted OIBDA loss compared to $5 million in the prior year related to QVC Italy operations that launched in October 2010. Excluding the effects of QVC Italy, international adjusted OIBDA and adjusted OIBDA margins would have increased 20% and 51 basis points, respectively, for the quarter.

QVC UK’s revenue grew 4% in local currency in the second quarter due primarily to increased sales in apparel and most home categories. These increases were partially offset by declines in fine jewelry. QVC UK’s average selling price in local currency decreased 1% and units sold increased 5% for the second quarter. QVC UK’s adjusted OIBDA increased 4% and the adjusted OIBDA margin increased 59 basis points due primarily to a favorable inventory obsolescence provision and freight costs offset somewhat by higher distribution costs associated with the QVC Beauty Channel, QVC UK’s second channel, being launched part time on the Freeview DTT platform.

QVC Germany’s revenue grew 7% in local currency in the quarter driven by increased sales of apparel, jewelry, and nutrition products. QVC Germany’s average selling price in local currency increased 1% for the second quarter and units sold increased 11%. QVC Germany’s returns as a percent of gross product revenue increased 251 basis points from the prior period due in part to a product mix shift to higher return categories including apparel and jewelry. QVC Germany’s adjusted OIBDA increased 21% in local currency and the adjusted OIBDA margin increased 199 basis points due to favorable product margins and inventory obsolescence.

QVC Japan’s revenue grew 1% in local currency in the second quarter due to increased sales primarily in apparel. QVC Japan’s market has rebounded after the tragic events experienced in March with positive year over year growth achieved in May and June. QVC Japan achieved growth of 13% in units sold for the quarter with the average selling price in local currency declining 10%. QVC Japan’s adjusted OIBDA in local currency declined 2% and the adjusted OIBDA margin declined 72 basis points due to lower product margins and higher commission expense.

QVC Italy continues the trend from the first quarter - sequential sales growth following a softer than anticipated launch. These sales are primarily in the home and beauty product areas. In the quarter, QVC Italy began to invest in a strong marketing campaign to build awareness and accelerate new customer acquisition, and it plans to monitor these and other fixed costs as they grow into their cost structure.

QVC’s outstanding bank and bond debt was $2.6 billion at June 30, 2011.

eCommerce Businesses

In the aggregate, the eCommerce businesses increased revenue 18% to $347 million for the quarter. Adjusted OIBDA increased 29% to $36 million for the quarter and operating income increased 138% to $19 million. Each of the eCommerce businesses reported an increase in revenue for the quarter as a result of acquisitions and deconsolidations, increased marketing efforts and increased conversion resulting from site optimization and broader inventory offerings. The second quarter of 2010 included the results of a start-up, Lockerz, which was deconsolidated in the third quarter of 2010. Excluding the results of the start-up, adjusted OIBDA increased 11% and operating income increased 13%.

Share Repurchases

There were no repurchases of Liberty Interactive stock from May 1, 2011 through July 31, 2011. Liberty has approximately $740 million remaining under its Liberty Interactive stock repurchase authorization.

The businesses and assets attributed to Liberty Interactive group are engaged in, or are ownership interests in companies that are engaged in, video and on-line commerce, and currently include Liberty’s subsidiaries QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com, Bodybuilding.com, Celebrate Interactive, CommerceHub, and The Right Start, and its interests in, HSN, Tree.com, Interval Leisure Group, Expedia and Lockerz. Liberty has identified wholly-owned QVC as the principal operating segment of the Liberty Interactive group.

LIBERTY STARZ GROUP – The attributed financials in the 10-Q, continue to show the Liberty Starz results for the first through the third quarters of 2010 as only the legacy Starz Entertainment business since Starz Media was not attributed to Liberty Starz until September 30, 2010. However since the current results of Liberty Starz primarily represent the results of Starz LLC, for discussion purposes in the 10-Q, this press release and as an additional section in the slides, the historical results for the legacy Starz Media businesses have been combined with the historical results of the legacy Starz Entertainment business, including the impacts of intercompany eliminations.

Starz’s revenue increased 5% to $403 million for the second quarter, an increase of $20 million. Revenue for the second quarter increased as a result of an $8 million increase due to a higher effective rate for the Starz Channels’ services, $6 million due to growth in the average number of subscriptions and $3 million in additional ancillary revenue related to international television distribution rights and home video for STARZ original content. The remaining increase was primarily attributable to the home video performance of The King’s Speech in the current period which was partially offset by no theatrical releases of films in 2011.

Starz’s adjusted OIBDA increased 146% to $118 million, a $70 million increase, and operating income increased to $112 million, a 160% increase. The increase in adjusted OIBDA was a combination of increased results by the legacy Starz Entertainment business and the decisions made regarding the legacy Starz Media businesses in the prior year. As discussed above, the reduced theatrical releases resulted in lower revenue which was more than offset by no current period spending on marketing and advertising associated with the theatrical exhibition of such productions, lower production and acquisition costs and lower home video costs. STARZ’ subscription units increased 10% and ENCORE subscriptions increased 3% compared to the second quarter of 2010.

“The business of Starz Entertainment continued its solid performance in the second quarter with STARZ hitting an all-time high of 19 million subscribers thanks in part to our investments in a strong programming lineup of exclusive first-run movies and quality original programming,” said Chris Albrecht, Starz, LLC, President and CEO. “We are very proud of the agreement announced yesterday with BBC Worldwide Productions – a deal that will accelerate prudently our growth into STARZ originals in the years ahead. ENCORE entered into original programming on a more targeted scale last week as part of a series of wide-ranging ENCORE package enhancements, including the launch of ENCORE ESPAÑOL, the company’s first 24/7 Spanish-language premium channel. Meanwhile, the legacy Starz Media businesses continue to reflect improved operational performance.”

Share Repurchases

There were no repurchases of Liberty Starz stock from May 1, 2011 through July 31, 2011. Liberty has approximately $447 million remaining under its Liberty Starz stock repurchase authorization.

The businesses and assets attributed to Liberty Starz group are primarily engaged in the production and distribution of video programming and related businesses.

LIBERTY CAPITAL GROUP – Liberty Capital group’s revenue decreased 33% to $135 million while adjusted OIBDA increased to $7 million and operating losses improved by $69 million to a $14 million loss for the second quarter. The decrease in revenue and increase in adjusted OIBDA and operating income is primarily due to the impact of the change in attribution of Starz Media from Liberty Capital to Liberty Starz which was effective September 30, 2010.

Share Repurchases

From May 1, 2011 through July 31, 2011, Liberty repurchased approximately 55,097 shares of Series A Liberty Capital common stock at an average cost per share of $78.27 for total cash consideration of $4.3 million. Since the reclassification of Liberty Capital on March 4, 2008 through July 31, 2011, Liberty has repurchased 50.9 million shares at an average cost per share of $25.41 for total cash consideration of $1.3 billion. These repurchases represent 39.4% of the shares outstanding. Liberty had approximately $306.3 million remaining under its Liberty Capital stock repurchase authorization on July 31, 2011.

The businesses and assets attributed to Liberty Capital group are all of Liberty’s businesses and assets other than those attributed to the Liberty Interactive group and Liberty Starz group and include its subsidiaries Starz Media (through September 30, 2010), TruePosition, Atlanta National League Baseball Club (the owner of the Atlanta Braves), its interests in SiriusXM and Live Nation, and minority interests in Time Warner, and Viacom.

FOOTNOTES
1)           Liberty’s President and CEO, Gregory B. Maffei, will discuss these highlights and other matters in Liberty’s earnings conference call which will begin at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on August 9, 2011. For information regarding how to access the call, please see “Important Notice” later in this document.
2) For a definition of adjusted OIBDA and applicable reconciliations and a definition of adjusted OIBDA margin, see the accompanying schedules.

NOTES

Liberty Media Corporation operates and owns interests in a broad range of video and on-line commerce, media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those interests are currently attributed to three tracking stock groups: Liberty Interactive group, Liberty Starz group and Liberty Capital group.

Unless otherwise noted, the foregoing discussion compares financial information for the three months ended June 30, 2011 to the same period in 2010.

On September 16, 2010, Liberty Media’s board of directors approved a change in attribution of Liberty Media’s interest in Starz Media from its Capital group to its Starz group, effective September 30, 2010. Unless otherwise stated, the historical results for the three months ended June 30, 2010, and September 30, 2010 only include the historical results for the legacy Starz Entertainment business operations, as the change in attribution of Starz Media from Liberty Capital to Liberty Starz became effective as of September 30, 2010. Results for the three months ended December 31, 2010, March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011 include the legacy Starz Entertainment and the legacy Starz Media businesses.

The following financial information is intended to supplement Liberty’s consolidated statements of operations to be included in its Form 10-Q.

Fair Value of Public Holdings and Derivatives

(amounts in millions and include the value of derivatives)
         

March 31,2011
         

June 30,2011
Expedia(1)           1,569           2,007
HSN(1) 593 610
Interval Leisure Group and Tree.com(1) 288 242
Non Strategic Public Holdings(2) 1,207           1,258
Total Attributed Liberty Interactive Group 3,657           4,117
 
SiriusXM debt and equity(3) 4,661 6,055
Live Nation equity(1) 362 449
Non-strategic public holdings(4) 1,336           1,359
Total Attributed Liberty Capital Group 6,359           7,863

(1)
          Represents fair value of Liberty’s investments. In accordance with GAAP, Liberty accounts for these investments using the equity method of accounting and includes these investments in its consolidated balance sheet at their historical carrying values.

(2)

 
Represents Liberty’s non-strategic public holdings which are accounted for at fair value including any associated equity derivatives on such investments.

(3)

Represents the fair value of Liberty’s various debt and equity investments in SiriusXM. The fair value of Liberty’s convertible preferred stock is calculated on an as-if-converted basis into common stock. In accordance with GAAP, Liberty accounts for the convertible preferred stock using the equity method of accounting and includes this in its consolidated balance sheet at historical carrying value.

(4)
Represents Liberty’s non-strategic public holdings which are accounted for at fair value including any associated equity derivatives on such investments. Also includes the liability associated with borrowed shares which totaled $1,125 million and $1,148 million on March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, respectively.

Cash and Debt

The following presentation is provided to separately identify cash and liquid investments and debt information.

(amounts in millions)
         

March 31,2011
         

June 30,2011
Cash and Liquid Investments Attributable to:          
Liberty Interactive group(1) 1,350 1,360
Liberty Starz group(2) (3) 1,290 1,231
Liberty Capital group(4) (5) 1,319             1,259  
Total Liberty Consolidated Cash and Liquid Investments 3,959             3,850  
 
Less:
Short-term marketable securities – Liberty Interactive group 111 48
Short-term marketable securities – Liberty Starz group 149 132
Long-term marketable securities – Liberty Starz group 97 64
Short-term marketable securities – Liberty Capital group 165             192  
Total Liberty Consolidated Cash (GAAP) 3,437             3,414  
 
Debt:
Senior notes and debentures(6) 1,115 1,115
Senior exchangeable debentures(7) 3,096 3,086
QVC senior notes(6) 2,000 2,000
QVC bank credit facility 781 611
Other 53             65  
Total Attributed Liberty Interactive Group Debt 7,045 6,877
Unamortized discount (22 ) (22 )
Fair market value adjustment (404 )           (425 )
Total Attributed Liberty Interactive Group Debt (GAAP) 6,619             6,430  
 
Other 81             42  
Total Attributed Liberty Starz Group Debt (GAAP) 81             42  
 
Bank investment facility 750             750  
Total Attributed Liberty Capital Group Debt (GAAP) 750             750  
             
Total Consolidated Liberty Debt (GAAP) 7,450             7,222  

(1)

 
          Includes $111 million and $48 million of short-term marketable securities with an original maturity greater than 90 days as of March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, respectively.

(2)
Includes $149 million and $132 million of short-term marketable securities with an original maturity greater than 90 days as of March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, respectively.

(3)
Includes $97 million and $64 million of marketable securities with an original maturity greater than one year as of March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, respectively, which are reflected in investments in available-for-sale securities in Liberty’s condensed consolidated balance sheet.

(4)
Includes $165 million and $192 million of short-term marketable securities with an original maturity greater than 90 days as of March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, respectively.

(5)
Excludes $590 million and $638 million of restricted cash on March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, respectively, associated with the bank investment facility which is reflected in current restricted cash on Liberty’s consolidated balance sheet.

(6)
Face amount of Senior Notes and Debentures with no reduction for the unamortized discount or fair market value adjustment.

(7)
Face amount of Senior Exchangeable Debentures with no reduction for the fair market value adjustment.

Total attributed Liberty Interactive group cash increased $10 million, primarily due to cash flow from operations at QVC. These cash inflows were partially offset by capital expenditures, subsidiary debt payments and intergroup tax payments. Total attributed Interactive group debt decreased by $168 million primarily due to debt repayments on the QVC bank credit facility.

Total attributed Liberty Starz group cash and liquid investments decreased $59 million, primarily as a result of intergroup tax payments made and debt repayments, partially offset by cash flow from operations at Starz LLC. Total attributed Starz group debt decreased $39 million primarily as a result of payments made on the Starz LLC Overture credit facility, which was fully repaid in the second quarter.

Total attributed Liberty Capital group cash decreased $60 million, primarily due to a $58 million investment in Live Nation combined with LCAPA stock repurchases.

Important Notice: Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LCAPA, LCAPB, LINTA, LINTB, LSTZA, LSTZB,) President and CEO, Gregory B. Maffei will discuss Liberty’s earnings release in a conference call which will begin at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on August 9, 2011. The call can be accessed by dialing (888) 576-4387 or (719) 325-2455 at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Replays of the conference call can be accessed until 8:00 p.m. (ET) August 16, 2011, by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820 plus the pass code 3833741#. The call will also be broadcast live across the Internet and archived on our website. To access the webcast go to http://www.libertymedia.com/events. Links to this press release will also be available on the Liberty Media website.

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about business strategies, market potential, future financial prospects, international expansion, new service and product launches including original content programming, our ability to complete acquisition opportunities, the impact of the Japanese tragedies, the proposed split-off of our Liberty Capital and Liberty Starz tracking stock groups and other matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including, without limitation, possible changes in market acceptance of new products or services, competitive issues, regulatory matters affecting our businesses, continued access to capital on terms acceptable to Liberty Media, changes in law and government regulations that may impact the derivative instruments that hedge certain of our financial risks and the satisfaction of the conditions to the proposed split-off. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Liberty Media expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Liberty Media’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Please refer to the publicly filed documents of Liberty Media, including the most recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, for additional information about Liberty Media and about the risks and uncertainties related to Liberty Media’s business which may affect the statements made in this press release.

Additional Information

Nothing in this press release shall constitute a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of Liberty CapStarz, Inc. (formerly named Liberty Splitco, Inc.), the split-off entity or any of Liberty's tracking stocks. The offer and sale of shares in the proposed split-off will only be made pursuant to Liberty CapStarz, Inc.'s effective registration statement. Liberty stockholders and other investors are urged to read the effective registration statement on file with the SEC, including Liberty's proxy statement/prospectus contained therein, together with Liberty CapStarz’s most recently filed Forms 10-Q; because they contain important information about the split-off. Copies of these SEC filings are available free of charge at the SEC’s website ( http://www.sec.gov ). Copies of the filings together with the materials incorporated by reference therein are also available, without charge, by directing a request to Liberty Media Corporation, 12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, Colorado 80112, Attention: Investor Relations, Telephone: (720) 875-5408.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

As a supplement to Liberty’s consolidated statements of operations, to be included in its Form 10-Q, the following is a presentation of quarterly financial information and operating metrics on a stand-alone basis for the two largest privately held businesses (QVC and Starz, LLC) owned by Liberty at June 30, 2011, which Liberty has identified as its operating segments.

Results for the Liberty Starz group include the legacy Starz Entertainment and the legacy Starz Media businesses for the three months ended December 31, 2010, March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011. The historical results for the three months ended June 30, 2010, and September 30, 2010 only include the results for the legacy Starz Entertainment business, as the change in attribution of Starz Media from Liberty Capital to Liberty Starz became effective as of September 30, 2010.

Please see below for the definition of adjusted OIBDA and a discussion of why management believes the presentation of adjusted OIBDA provides useful information for investors. Schedule 2 to this press release provides a reconciliation of adjusted OIBDA for each identified entity to that entity’s operating income for the same period, as determined under GAAP.

QUARTERLY SUMMARY
(amounts in millions)         2Q10         3Q10         4Q10         1Q11         2Q11
Liberty Interactive Group                                
QVC
Revenue – US 1,193 1,167 1,719 1,192 1,232
Revenue – International 565           604           802           643           666  
Revenue – Total 1,758           1,771           2,521           1,835           1,898  
Adjusted OIBDA – US 303 261 364 260 305
Adjusted OIBDA – International 100           108           169           103           113  
Adjusted OIBDA – Total 403           369           533           363           418  
Operating income – US 201 159 261 159 204
Operating income – International 69           76           132           66           77  
Operating income – Total 270           235           393           225           281  
Gross margin – US 37.3 % 35.9 % 33.1 % 35.1 % 37.5 %
Gross margin – International 36.9 %         37.4 %         37.7 %         36.9 %         38.0 %
 
Liberty Starz Group
Starz LLC(1)
Revenue 308 316 400 391 403
Adjusted OIBDA 107 92 110 131 118
Operating income 102 87 70 124 112
Subscription units – Starz 17.3 17.4 18.2 18.8 19.0
Subscription units – Encore 31.9           32.0           32.8           33.1           32.9  

(1)
          Includes the legacy Starz Entertainment and the legacy Starz Media businesses for the three months ended December 31, 2010, March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011 and only legacy Starz Entertainment results for the three months ended June 30, 2010, and September 30, 2010 as the change in attribution of Starz Media from Liberty Capital to Liberty Starz became effective as of September 30, 2010.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This press release includes a presentation of adjusted OIBDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, for each of Liberty’s tracking stock groups and each of QVC (and certain of its subsidiaries), the eCommerce businesses, and Starz, LLC, together with a reconciliation to that group’s or entity’s operating income, as determined under GAAP. Liberty defines adjusted OIBDA as revenue less cost of sales, operating expenses, and selling, general and administrative expenses (excluding stock and other equity-based compensation) and excludes from that definition depreciation and amortization, restructuring and impairment charges and gains on legal settlements that are included in the measurement of operating income pursuant to GAAP. Further, this press release includes adjusted OIBDA margin which is also a non-GAAP financial measure. Liberty defines adjusted OIBDA margin as adjusted OIBDA divided by revenue.

Liberty believes adjusted OIBDA is an important indicator of the operational strength and performance of its businesses, including each business’ ability to service debt and fund capital expenditures. In addition, this measure allows management to view operating results and perform analytical comparisons and benchmarking between businesses and identify strategies to improve performance. Because adjusted OIBDA is used as a measure of operating performance, Liberty views operating income as the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Adjusted OIBDA is not meant to replace or supersede operating income or any other GAAP measure, but rather to supplement such GAAP measures in order to present investors with the same information that Liberty's management considers in assessing the results of operations and performance of its assets. Please see the attached schedules for applicable reconciliations.

SCHEDULE 1

The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted OIBDA for each of Liberty Interactive group, Liberty Starz group, and Liberty Capital group to that group’s operating income calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended June 30, 2010, September 30, 2010, December 31, 2010, March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, respectively.

QUARTERLY SUMMARY
(amounts in millions)         2Q10         3Q10         4Q10         1Q11         2Q11
Liberty Interactive Group                                
Adjusted OIBDA 428 373 564 378 450
Depreciation and amortization (139 ) (141 ) (150 ) (149 ) (148 )
Stock compensation expense (15 )         (12 )         (18 )         (16 )         (14 )
Operating Income 274           220           396           213           288  
 
Liberty Starz Group
Adjusted OIBDA 103 89 106 126 117
Depreciation and amortization (4 ) (7 ) (2 ) (5 ) (5 )
Stock compensation expense (3 ) (5 ) (38 ) (5 ) (4 )
Impairment of long-lived assets --           --           (4 )         --           --  
Operating Income 96           77           62           116           108  
 
Liberty Capital Group
Adjusted OIBDA (59 ) 25 -- 358 7
Depreciation and amortization (21 ) (20 ) (15 ) (16 ) (15 )
Stock compensation expense (3 ) (8 ) (9 ) (6 ) (6 )
Gain on legal settlement --           --           48           7           --  
Operating Income (Loss) (83 )         (3 )         24           343           (14 )

The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted OIBDA to earnings from continuing operations before income taxes for the quarters ended June 30, 2010 and 2011, respectively.
(amounts in millions)           2010           2011
Liberty Interactive group $ 428           $ 450
Liberty Starz group 103 117
Liberty Capital group   (59 )             7  
Consolidated Adjusted OIBDA $ 472             $ 574  
 
Consolidated segment adjusted OIBDA $ 472 $ 574
Stock-based compensation (21 ) (24 )
Depreciation and amortization (164 ) (168 )
Interest expense (174 ) (110 )
Share of earnings of affiliates, net 39 15
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments, net (81 ) 143
Gains on dispositions, net 25 --
Other, net   2               29  
Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes $ 98             $ 459  

SCHEDULE 2

The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted OIBDA for QVC (and certain of its subsidiaries), the eCommerce businesses and Starz, LLC to that entity or group’s operating income (loss) calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended June 30, 2010, September, 30, 2010, December 31, 2010, March 31, 2011, and June 30, 2011, respectively.

QUARTERLY SUMMARY
(amounts in millions)         2Q10         3Q10         4Q10         1Q11         2Q11

Liberty Interactive Group
                               
QVC
QVC US adjusted OIBDA 303           261           364           260           305  
QVC UK adjusted OIBDA 22 25 43 21 26
QVC Germany adjusted OIBDA 30 38 71 49 41
QVC Japan adjusted OIBDA 53 54 69 43 59
QVC Italy adjusted OIBDA (5 )         (9 )         (14 )         (10 )         (13 )
QVC International adjusted OIBDA 100           108           169           103           113  
 
Total QVC adjusted OIBDA 403 369 533 363 418
Depreciation and amortization (129 ) (129 ) (136 ) (134 ) (131 )
Stock compensation expense (4 )         (5 )         (4 )         (4 )         (6 )
Operating Income 270           235           393           225           281  
 
eCommerce Businesses
Adjusted OIBDA 28 10 47 29 36
Depreciation and amortization (11 ) (12 ) (15 ) (16 ) (16 )
Stock compensation expense (9 )         2           (4 )         (5 )         (1 )
Operating Income 8           --           28           8           19  
 

Liberty Starz Group
Starz, LLC(1) – Actual results
Adjusted OIBDA 107 92 110 131 118
Depreciation and amortization (4 ) (3 ) (5 ) (5 ) (4 )
Stock compensation expense (1 )         (2 )         (35 )         (2 )         (2 )
Operating Income 102           87           70           124           112  
 
Starz(2) – For discussion purposes
Revenue 383 396 400 391 403
Adjusted OIBDA 48 83 110 131 118
Depreciation and amortization (6 ) (6 ) (5 ) (5 ) (4 )
Stock compensation expense 1           (1 )         (35 )         (2 )         (2 )
Operating Income 43           76           70           124           112  

(1)
          Includes the legacy Starz Entertainment and the legacy Starz Media businesses for the three months ended December 31, 2010, March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011 and only legacy Starz Entertainment results for the three months ended June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2010 as the change in attribution of Starz Media from Liberty Capital to Liberty Starz became effective as of September 30, 2010.

(2)
Includes results for the legacy Starz Entertainment and the legacy Starz Media businesses for all periods presented, including the impact of intercompany eliminations.

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