Liberty Media Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty”) (Nasdaq: LCAPA, LCAPB, LSTZA, LSTZB) today reported third quarter results for Liberty Capital group and Liberty Starz group. Highlights include (1):
  • Increased STARZ and ENCORE subscriptions by 9% and 3%, respectively
  • Premiered the new Starz Original series, Boss, starring Kelsey Grammer, to positive reviews
  • Announced new series, Da Vinci’s Demons, the first series under the Starz partnership with BBC Worldwide
  • Acquired Barnes & Noble 7.75% convertible preferred stock which converts into a 16.6% common equity stake
  • Repurchased $51 million of Liberty Starz stock from August 1st through October 31st, 2011
  • Repurchased $169 million of Liberty Capital stock from August 1st through October 31st, 2011

“Starz continued to post impressive subscriber gains and strong financial results,” stated Greg Maffei, Liberty President and CEO. “It was a busy quarter as we completed the split-off of Liberty Capital and Liberty Starz from Liberty Interactive and made a strategic investment in Barnes & Noble. We also took advantage of the soft equity markets and repurchased shares in both Liberty Starz and Liberty Capital.”

LIBERTY STARZ GROUP – The results for Starz for the three months ended September 30 th, 2011 include the legacy Starz Entertainment business and the legacy Starz Media business , due to the Starz Media reattribution (effective as of September 30 th, 2010). For discussion purposes, the historical results for the legacy Starz Media businesses have been combined with the historical results of the legacy Starz Entertainment businesses, including the impacts of intercompany eliminations, for the three months ended September 30 th, 2010.

Starz’s revenue decreased 2% to $389 million for the third quarter, primarily as a result of a decrease in the number of theatrical films released on home video, a decrease in revenue from Animation, and no theatrical films released in 2011 as compared to 2010. The overall decrease was partially offset by revenue growth resulting from a $7 million increase due to higher effective rates for the Starz Channels' services and a $5 million increase due to growth in the average number of subscriptions for the Starz Channels' services.

Starz’s adjusted OIBDA (2) increased 27% to $107 million, a $23 million increase, and operating income increased to $101 million, a 31% increase. The increase in adjusted OIBDA was attributable to a combination of improved results by the Starz Channels business and the decision made to exit the theatrical film business in the prior year. The elimination of the theatrical film business and fewer theatrical home video 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 9% and ENCORE subscriptions increased 3% compared to the third quarter of 2010. Subscription growth in 2011 has been impacted by a current lack of cooperative marketing campaigns with certain distribution partners.

“Starz Entertainment performed well in the third quarter with continued solid financial and operational performance, and momentum in implementing our original programming strategy,” said Chris Albrecht, Starz, LLC, President and CEO. “With 2012 STARZ Originals, which include Spartacus: Vengeance, Magic City, and a second season of Boss, we will deliver to our subscribers a slate of entertaining premium programming. Furthermore, the BBC Worldwide Productions agreement yielded its first original programming commitment, with Da Vinci’s Demons now in development for 2013. Lastly, we are heartened to see strong demand for our owned originals in the home video, international, and digital businesses.”

Share Repurchases

From August 1 st, 2011 through October 31 st, 2011, 807,200 shares of Series A Liberty Starz common stock were purchased at an average cost per share of $62.85 for total cash consideration of $50.7 million. Since the introduction of the original Liberty Starz tracking stock on November 19 th, 2009 through October 31 st, 2011, 1.9 million shares of Series A Liberty Starz common stock have been repurchased at an average cost per share of $54.29 for total cash consideration of $104 million. These repurchases represent 3.7% of the shares outstanding at the time of the introduction of the original Liberty Starz tracking stock, Liberty has approximately $396.0 million remaining under its current 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 40% to $151 million while adjusted OIBDA remained flat at $25 million and operating losses improved by $17 million to $14 million for the third quarter. The decrease in revenue and increase in 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 th, 2010.

Share Repurchases

From August 1 st, 2011 through October 31 st, 2011, approximately 2.5 million shares of Series A Liberty Capital common stock were purchased at an average cost per share of $68.15 for total cash consideration of $168.5 million. Since the reclassification of the original Liberty Capital tracking stock on March 4 th, 2008 through October 31 st, 2011, 53.4 million shares have been repurchased at an average cost per share of $27.39 for total cash consideration of $1.5 billion. These repurchases represent 41.3% of the shares outstanding at the time of the reclassification. As of October 31 st, 2011, Liberty had approximately $137.8 million remaining under its Liberty Capital stock repurchase authorization. On November 7 th, 2011, the Board of Directors voted to increase the authorization by an additional $500 million. Including the newly authorized amount, the total current repurchase authorization for Liberty Capital stock is approximately $637.8 million.

The businesses and assets attributed to Liberty Capital group are all of Liberty’s businesses and assets other than those attributed to the Liberty Starz group and include its subsidiaries Starz Media (through September 30 th, 2010), TruePosition, Atlanta National League Baseball Club (the owner of the Atlanta Braves), its interests in SiriusXM, Live Nation and Barnes & Noble, 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 11:15 a.m. (ET) on November 8, 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 see the accompanying schedules.

NOTES

Liberty Media Corporation operates and owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those interests are currently attributed to two tracking stock groups: Liberty Starz group and Liberty Capital group.

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

On September 23 rd, 2011, Liberty was split-off from Liberty Interactive Corporation (f/k/a Liberty Media Corporation ("LIC") (the "Split-Off"). At the time of the Split-Off, LIC owned all the assets, businesses and liabilities previously attributed to the Liberty Capital and Liberty Starz tracking stock groups. The Split-Off was effected by means of a redemption of all of the Liberty Capital common stock and Liberty Starz common stock of LIC for all of the common stock of Liberty. This transaction has been accounted for at historical cost due to the pro rata nature of the distribution.

Following the Split-Off, Liberty and LIC operate as separate, publicly traded companies, and neither has any stock ownership, beneficial or otherwise, in the other. In connection with the Split-Off, Liberty and LIC entered into certain agreements in order to govern certain of the ongoing relationships between the two companies after the Split-Off and to provide for an orderly transition. These agreements include a Reorganization Agreement, a Services Agreement, a Facilities Sharing Agreement and a Tax Sharing Agreement. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified for comparability with the current presentation.

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)       6/30/2011       9/30/2011
SiriusXM debt and equity(1) 6,055 4,283
Live Nation debt and equity(2) 474 338
Barnes & Noble investment(3) -- 206
Non-strategic public holdings(4) 1,334       1,089
Total Attributed Liberty Capital Group       7,863       5,916
(1)       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.
(2) Represents fair value of Liberty’s debt and equity investments. In accordance with GAAP, Liberty accounts for this investment using the equity method of accounting and includes it in its consolidated balance sheet at its historical carrying value.
(3) Represents the fair value of Liberty’s preferred equity investment in Barnes & Noble, which is accounted for at fair value on Liberty’s balance sheet.
(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 $1,148 million and $1,076 million on June 30th, 2011 and September 30th, 2011, respectively.

Cash and Debt

The following presentation is provided to separately identify cash and liquid investments and debt information.
(amounts in millions)       6/30/2011       9/30/2011
Cash and Liquid Investments Attributable to:      
Liberty Starz group(1) (2) 1,231 1,059
Liberty Capital group(3) (4) 1,259       1,153
Total Liberty Consolidated Cash and Liquid Investments 2,490       2,212
 
Less:
Short-term marketable securities – Liberty Starz group 132 --
Long-term marketable securities – Liberty Starz group 64 --
Short-term marketable securities – Liberty Capital group 192       275
Total Liberty Consolidated Cash (GAAP) 2,102       1,937
 
Debt:
Other 42       41
Total Attributed Liberty Starz Group Debt (GAAP) 42       41
 
Bank investment facility 750       750
Total Attributed Liberty Capital Group Debt (GAAP) 750       750
         
Total Consolidated Liberty Debt (GAAP) 792       791
(1)       Includes $132 million of short-term marketable securities with an original maturity greater than 90 days as of June 30th, 2011.
(2) Includes $64 million of marketable securities with an original maturity greater than one year as of June 30th, 2011, which is reflected in investments in available-for-sale securities in Liberty’s condensed consolidated balance sheet.
(3) Includes $192 million and $275 million of short-term marketable securities with an original maturity greater than 90 days as of June 30th, 2011 and September 30th, 2011, respectively.
(4) Excludes $638 million and $638 million of restricted cash on June 30th, 2011 and September 30th, 2011, respectively, associated with the bank investment facility, which matures in March 2012, and is reflected in current restricted cash on Liberty’s consolidated balance sheet.

Attributed Liberty Starz group cash and liquid investments decreased $172 million, primarily as a result of funds loaned to Liberty Capital group to fund certain investments. Total attributed Liberty Starz group debt decreased $1 million as a result of lease payments made at Starz LLC.

Attributed Liberty Capital group cash and liquid investments decreased $106 million, primarily due to Series A Liberty Capital common stock repurchases and investments in cost and equity investees, offset by an intergroup borrowing from Liberty Starz group.

Important Notice: Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LCAPA, LCAPB, LSTZA, LSTZB) President and CEO, Gregory B. Maffei will discuss Liberty’s earnings release in a conference call which will begin at 11:15 a.m. (ET) on November 8, 2011. The call can be accessed by dialing (888) 312-9865 or (719) 457-2657 at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Replays of the conference call can be accessed until 1:15 p.m. (ET) November 15, 2011, by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820 plus the pass code 4205514#. 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, new service and product launches including original content programming, the continuation of our stock repurchase plans, 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, changes in law and government regulations that may impact the derivative instruments that hedge certain of our financial risks and market conditions conducive to stock repurchases. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Liberty 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’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, including the most recent Form 10-Q and Registration Statement on Form S-4, for additional information about Liberty and about the risks and uncertainties related to Liberty’s business which may affect the statements made in this press release.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

As a supplement to Liberty’s condensed 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 largest privately held business (Starz, LLC) owned by Liberty at September 30 th, 2011, which Liberty has identified as a reportable segment.

Results for the Liberty Starz group include the legacy Starz Entertainment and the legacy Starz Media businesses for the three months ended December 31 st, 2010, March 31 st, 2011, June 30 th, 2011 and September 30 th, 2011. The historical results for the three months ended September 30 th, 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 th, 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)       3Q10       4Q10       1Q11       2Q11       3Q11
Liberty Starz Group                        
Starz LLC(1)
Revenue 316 400 391 403 389
Adjusted OIBDA 92 110 131 118 107
Operating income 87 70 124 112 101
Subscription units – Starz 17.4 18.2 18.8 19.0 19.0
Subscription units – Encore 32.0       32.8       33.1       32.9       32.8
(1)       Includes the legacy Starz Entertainment and the legacy Starz Media businesses for the three months ended December 31st, 2010, March 31st, 2011, June 30th, 2011 and September 30th, 2011 and only legacy Starz Entertainment results for the three months ended September 30th, 2010 as the change in attribution of Starz Media from Liberty Capital to Liberty Starz became effective as of September 30th, 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 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 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.

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 the Liberty Starz group and Liberty Capital group to that group’s operating income calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended September 30 th, 2010, December 31 st, 2010, March 31 st, 2011, June 30 th, 2011 and September 30 th, 2011, respectively.

QUARTERLY SUMMARY
                                       
(amounts in millions)       3Q10       4Q10       1Q11       2Q11       3Q11
Liberty Starz Group                        
Adjusted OIBDA 89 106 126 117 104
Depreciation and amortization (7 ) (2 ) (5 ) (5 ) (4 )
Stock compensation expense (5 ) (38 ) (5 ) (4 ) (3 )
Impairment of long-lived assets --         (4 )       --         --         --  
Operating Income 77         62         116         108         97  
 
Liberty Capital Group
Adjusted OIBDA 25 -- 358 7 25
Depreciation and amortization (20 ) (15 ) (16 ) (15 ) (11 )
Stock compensation expense (8 ) (9 ) (6 ) (6 ) --
Gain on legal settlement --         48         7         --         --  
Operating Income (Loss) (3 )       24         343         (14 )       14  

SCHEDULE 2

The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted OIBDA for Starz, LLC to that entity’s operating income (loss) calculated in accordance with GAAP for the three months ended September, 30 th, 2010, December 31 st, 2010, March 31 st, 2011, June 30 th, 2011 and September 30 th, 2011, respectively, together with a separate presentation, for discussion purposes, that takes into account the historical results of the legacy Starz Media business (see footnote (2) below).

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

Liberty Starz Group
                       
Starz, LLC(1) – Actual results
Adjusted OIBDA 92 110 131 118 107
Depreciation and amortization (3 ) (5 ) (5 ) (4 ) (4 )
Stock compensation expense (2 )       (35 )       (2 )       (2 )       (2 )
Operating Income 87         70         124         112         101  
 
Starz, LLC(2) – For discussion purposes
Revenue 397 400 391 403 389
 
Adjusted OIBDA 84 110 131 118 107
Depreciation and amortization (6 ) (5 ) (5 ) (4 ) (4 )
Stock compensation expense (1 )       (35 )       (2 )       (2 )       (2 )
Operating Income 77         70         124         112         101  
(1)       Includes the legacy Starz Entertainment and the legacy Starz Media businesses for the three months ended December 31st, 2010, March 31st, 2011, June 30th, 2011 and September 30th, 2011 and only legacy Starz Entertainment results for the three months ended September 30th, 2010 as the change in attribution of Starz Media from Liberty Capital to Liberty Starz became effective as of September 30th, 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.
 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION

September 30th, 2011 – (unaudited)
                       
Attributed  

StarzGroup
 

CapitalGroup
 

Inter-groupEliminations
 

ConsolidatedLiberty
 
ASSETS amounts in millions
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,059 878 1,937
Trade and other receivables, net 252 47 299
Program rights 476 476
Short term marketable securities 275 275
Restricted cash 33 662 695
Receivable from Liberty Interactive 44 44
Other current assets 51         25         (35 )       41  
Total current assets 1,871         1,931         (35 )       3,767  
Investments in available-for-sale securities and other cost investments 1 2,781 2,782
Investments in affiliates, accounted for using the equity method 507 507
Property and equipment, net 98 121 219
Intangible assets not subject to amortization 132 343 475
Intangible assets subject to amortization, net 16 123 139
Program rights 325 325
Deferred costs 243 243
Deferred tax assets 301 (63 ) 238
Other assets, at cost, net of accumulated amortization 192         28                 220  
Total assets $ 2,635         6,378         (98 )       8,915  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Intergroup Payable (Receivable) $ (187 ) 187
Accounts payable 7 6 13
Accrued liabilities 222 50 272
Financial instruments 5 1,080 1,085
Current portion of debt 4 750 754
Current deferred tax liabilities 777 (35 ) 742
Deferred revenue 44 30 74
Other current liabilities 37         35                 72  
Total current liabilities 132         2,915         (35 )       3,012  
Long-term debt 37 37
Deferred income tax liabilities 63 (63 )
Deferred revenue 2 529 531
Other liabilities 9         248                 257  
Total liabilities 243         3,692         (98 )       3,837  
Equity/Attributed net assets 2,397 2,687 5,084
Noncontrolling interests in equity of subsidiaries (5 )       (1 )               (6 )
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,635         6,378         (98 )       8,915  
 
 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION

December 31st, 2010 – (unaudited)
 
      Attributed                

StarzGroup
       

CapitalGroup

Inter-groupEliminations

ConsolidatedLiberty
amounts in millions
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 878 1,212 2,090
Trade and other receivables, net 227 30 257
Program rights 411 411
Short term marketable securities 175 334 509
Receivable from Liberty Interactive 85 85
Other current assets 55             145           (10 )         190
Total current assets 1,746             1,806           (10 )         3,542
Investments in available-for-sale securities and other cost investments 67 4,483 4,550
Investments in affiliates, accounted for using the equity method 91 91
Property and equipment, net 109 138 247
Intangible assets not subject to amortization 132 353 485
Intangible assets subject to amortization, net 20 144 164
Program rights 323 323
Deferred costs 345 345
Deferred tax assets 382 (11 ) 371
Other assets, at cost, net of accumulated amortization 142             532                     674
Total assets $ 2,539             8,274           (21 )         10,792
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 8 13 21
Accrued liabilities 185 58 243
Intergroup payable (receivable) (93 ) 93
Financial instruments 3 1,219 1,222
Current portion of debt 37 37
Current deferred tax liabilities 722 (10 ) 712
Deferred revenue 16 224 240
Other current liabilities 12             24                     36
Total current liabilities 168             2,353           (10 )         2,511
Long-term debt 68 2,033 2,101
Deferred income tax liabilities 11 (11 )
Deferred revenue 846 846
Other liabilities 46             262                     308
Total liabilities 293             5,494           (21 )         5,766
Equity/Attributed net assets 2,246 2,780 5,026
Noncontrolling interests in equity of subsidiaries                                
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,539             8,274           (21 )         10,792
 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS INFORMATION

Three months ended September 30th, 2011 - (unaudited)
 
      Attributed        

StarzGroup
       

CapitalGroup

ConsolidatedLiberty
 
amounts in millions
REVENUE:

Communications and programming services
$ 389 151 540
 
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:
Operating 226 97 323
Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation 62 29 91
Depreciation and amortization 4           11           15  
292           137           429  
Operating income 97 14 111
 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
Interest expense (3 ) (3 )
Share of earnings (losses) of affiliates, net 53 53
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments, net (5 ) (252 ) (257 )
Gains (losses) on dispositions, net (1 ) 2 1
Other, net (1 )         11           10  
(7 )         (189 )         (196 )
Earnings (loss) before income taxes 90 (175 ) (85 )
 
Income tax (expense) benefit (30 )         72           42  
Net earnings (loss) 60 (103 ) (43 )
Less net earnings (losses) attributable to noncontrolling interests (1 )                   (1 )
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders $ 61           (103 )         (42 )
 
 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS INFORMATION

Three months ended September 30th, 2010 - (unaudited)
                     
Attributed

StarzGroup

CapitalGroup

ConsolidatedLiberty
amounts in millions
REVENUE:
Communications and programming services $ 319 251 570
 
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:
Operating 192 157 349
Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation 43 77 120
Depreciation and amortization 7           20           27  
242           254           496  
Operating income (loss) 77 (3 ) 74
 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
Interest expense (12 ) (12 )
Share of earnings (losses) of affiliates, net (59 ) (59 )
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments, net 70 70
Gains (losses) on dispositions, net (2 ) (2 )
Other, net 3           27           30  
1           26           27  
Earnings (loss) before income taxes 78 23 101
 
Income tax (expense) benefit (30 ) 3 (27 )
Net earnings (loss) 48 26 74
Less net earnings (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interests                      
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders $ 48           26           74  
 
 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

Nine months ended September 30th, 2011 – (unaudited)
 
      Attributed        

StarzGroup
       

CapitalGroup

ConsolidatedLiberty
amounts in millions
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net earnings (loss) $ 180 197 377
 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 14 42 56
Amortization of program rights 523 523
Cash payments for programming rights (599 ) (599 )
Stock-based compensation 12 12 24
Cash payments for stock based compensation (7 ) (3 ) (10 )
Noncash interest expense (income) 2 (2 )
Share of (earnings) losses of affiliates, net (3 ) (3 )
Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on financial instruments, net 4 77 81
(Gains) losses on disposition of assets, net 3 (2 ) 1
Intergroup tax allocation 89 (89 )
Intergroup tax payments (31 ) 31
Change in tax accounts from Liberty Interactive, net 53 53
Deferred income tax expense 41 84 125
Other noncash charges (credits), net 76 (363 ) (287 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Current and other assets (159 ) (41 ) (200 )
Payables and other current liabilities 68           107           175  
Net cash provided (used) by operating activities 216           100           316  
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Cash proceeds from dispositions 17 17
Investments in and loans to cost and equity investees (297 ) (297 )
Repayment of loan by cost and equity investees 189 189
Capital expended for property and equipment (4 ) (5 ) (9 )
Net sales of short term investments 242 60 302
Net increase in restricted cash (5 ) (134 ) (139 )
Reattribution of cash to Liberty Interactive (264 ) (264 )
Other investing activities, net (2 )         (2 )         (4 )
Net cash provided (used) by investing activities 231           (436 )         (205 )
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Borrowings of debt 1 1
Repayments of debt (58 ) (58 )
Repurchases of Liberty common stock (213 ) (213 )
Intergroup borrowings (payments) (209 ) 209
Other financing activities, net           6           6  
Net cash provided (used) by financing activities (266 )         2           (264 )
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 181 (334 ) (153 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 878           1,212           2,090  
Cash and cash equivalents at end period $ 1,059           878           1,937  
 
 

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

Nine months ended September 30th, 2010 - (unaudited)
 
      Attributed        

StarzGroup
       

CapitalGroup

ConsolidatedLiberty
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: amounts in millions
Net earnings $ 166 (37 ) 129
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 16 57 73
Amortization of program rights 551 551
Cash payments for programming rights (507 ) (507 )
Stock-based compensation 14 22 36
Cash payments for stock based compensation (34 ) (3 ) (37 )
Noncash interest expense 1 1
Share of (earnings) losses of affiliates, net 70 70
Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on financial instruments, net 1 (125 ) (124 )
(Gains) losses on disposition of assets, net 2 (24 ) (22 )
Intergroup tax allocation 89 (89 )
Intergroup tax payments 23 (23 )
Change in tax accounts from Liberty Interactive, net 153 153
Deferred income tax expense (benefit) 10 39 49
Other noncash charges, net 19 121 140
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Current and other assets (114 ) (52 ) (166 )
Payables and other current liabilities (38 )         112           74  
Net cash provided (used) by operating activities 198           222           420  
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Cash proceeds from dispositions 30 29 59
Proceeds (payments) related to settlement of financial instruments 750 750
Investments in and loans to cost and equity investees (288 ) (288 )
Repayment of loan by Liberty 158 158 316
Repayment of loan by equity investee 101 101
Capital expended for property and equipment (2 ) (8 ) (10 )
Net purchases of short term investments (149 ) (278 ) (427 )
Net (increase) decrease in restricted cash (20 ) (13 ) (33 )
Reattribution of cash 36 (843 ) (807 )
Other investing activities, net           (7 )         (7 )
Net cash provided (used) by investing activities 53           (399 )         (346 )
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Borrowings of debt 97 97
Repayments of debt (3 ) (1,015 ) (1,018 )
Repurchases of Liberty common stock (40 ) (587 ) (627 )
Other financing activities, net 13           106           119  
Net cash provided (used) by financing activities (30 )         (1,399 )         (1,429 )
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 221 (1,576 ) (1,355 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 794           3,157           3,951  
Cash and cash equivalents at end period $ 1,015           1,581           2,596  

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