Liberty Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB) today reported third quarter results. Highlights include (1):
  • Grew consolidated QVC revenue by 6% with strength in Japan and Germany
    • Adjusted OIBDA(2) increased 1%, excluding the effects of the new agreement with GE Capital Retail Bank and QVC Italy launch, adjusted OIBDA grew 2%
    • Operating income decreased less than 1%, excluding the effects of the new agreement with GE Capital Retail Bank and QVC Italy launch, operating income grew 2%
  • Agreed to purchase additional 1.5 million shares of HSN, scheduled to close in the fourth quarter, which will increase ownership to 34%
  • Repurchased $173 million of Liberty Interactive stock from August 1st through October 31st, 2011
  • Reduced interest rate on the bank credit facility by 25 basis points due to the improved credit rating of QVC’s senior secured debt by S&P
    • During the quarter, QVC reduced bank debt by $160 million, decreasing leverage ratio to 1.5x
    • Reduced bank leverage ratio will result in additional 25 basis point reduction at the end of November

“QVC continued to produce solid results, in a challenging macroeconomic environment with particularly strong performance in Japan and Germany,” stated Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive President and CEO. “We were very pleased to complete the split-off of Liberty Capital and Liberty Starz on September 23 rd, making Liberty Interactive a standalone company. And we took advantage of the soft equity markets and agreed to increase our stake in HSN and repurchased almost $173 million of Liberty Interactive stock.”

Liberty Interactive’s revenue increased 8% to $2.1 billion and adjusted OIBDA increased 1% to $377 million, while operating income increased 2% to $224 million. The increase in revenue, adjusted OIBDA, and operating income for the quarter were primarily due to favorable results at QVC.

QVC

QVC’s consolidated net revenue increased 6% in the third quarter to $1.9 billion, adjusted OIBDA increased 1% to $373 million and operating income declined slightly to $234 million.

“QVC achieved 6% consolidated net revenue growth including 2% growth in the US and 14% growth in our international markets,” stated Mike George, QVC President and CEO. “We saw continued strong growth in Germany, encouraging gains in Japan, and growing momentum in Italy. Excluding the previously discussed change in our QCard program with GE Capital Retail Bank, our adjusted OIBDA growth would have been up 2%, this on top of 8% in growth last year. Our eCommerce worldwide revenue grew 19% and now represents 30% of QVC’s consolidated net revenue. Revenue from new customers grew 29% in the US, representing our highest growth rate since 2009. QVC remains focused on growing sales and gaining share in the current retail environment by offering differentiated and compelling products, engaging our customers on all the screens and devices they interact with daily, and expanding globally.”

QVC’s domestic revenue increased 2% in the third quarter to $1.2 billion and adjusted OIBDA decreased 1% to $259 million compared to the third quarter 2010. Gross product revenue increased 5% compared to prior year third quarter, however, a 13% increase in average selling price from $48.30 to $54.49 and a 7% decline in units sold resulted in a decline in shipping and handling revenue bringing the overall revenue growth down to 2%. Our eCommerce revenue increased 16% to $422 million from $364 million in the third quarter and grew to 35% from 31% as a percentage of US sales. The product mix continued to show a steady growth in electronics, accessories, beauty and kitchen whereas jewelry sales declined. Overall, the US adjusted OIBDA margin decreased 71 basis points to 21.7% for the quarter. Excluding the previously disclosed August 2010 change in our QCard program with GE Capital Retail Bank which negatively impacted adjusted OIBDA by approximately $3 million for the quarter, the US adjusted OIBDA increased slightly and the adjusted OIBDA margin decreased 46 basis points in the third quarter. While the US achieved savings in freight and warehouse costs due to the decreased volume, these savings were more than offset by the decline in shipping and handling revenue previously mentioned.

QVC’s international revenue increased 14% in the third quarter to $690 million from $604 million including the impact of favorable exchange rates in each of our markets. International adjusted OIBDA increased 6% to $114 million and adjusted OIBDA margins decreased 136 basis points for the quarter. QVC’s international third quarter results include $11 million of adjusted OIBDA loss compared to a $9 million loss in the prior year related to QVC Italy operations that launched in October 2010. Excluding the effects of QVC Italy, international adjusted OIBDA would have increased 7% and adjusted OIBDA margins would have decreased 99 basis points for the quarter.

QVC UK’s revenue decreased 4% in local currency in the third quarter due primarily to a decline in sales of our electronics and jewelry categories, partially offset by increased sales in home, apparel and accessories. QVC UK’s average selling price in local currency decreased 1% and units sold remained consistent at 3.6 million for the third quarter. QVC UK’s adjusted OIBDA decreased 8% in local currency and the adjusted OIBDA margin decreased 56 basis points due primarily to increased freight costs and higher programming distribution costs associated with their second channel, QVC Beauty Channel, partially offset by increased product margins and lower inventory obsolescence expense.

QVC Germany’s revenue grew 8% in local currency in the quarter driven by increased sales of electronics, jewelry, beauty and nutrition product categories. QVC Germany’s average selling price in local currency increased 5% for the third quarter and units sold increased 5%. QVC Germany’s returns as a percent of gross product revenue increased 209 basis points from the prior period due in part to a product mix shift to higher return categories including jewelry. QVC Germany’s adjusted OIBDA decreased 4% in local currency and the adjusted OIBDA margin decreased 197 basis points due to lower initial margins and increased inventory obsolescence, partially offset by favorable customer service costs. This decline in adjusted OIBDA was expected as QVC Germany experienced adjusted OIBDA growth of 25% in the third quarter of 2010.

QVC Japan’s revenue grew 4% in local currency in the third quarter due to increased sales primarily in apparel. QVC Japan’s market has rebounded after the tragic events experienced in March with positive sequential year over year growth achieved each month in the quarter. QVC Japan achieved growth of 16% in units sold for the quarter with the average selling price in local currency declining 10%. QVC Japan’s adjusted OIBDA in local currency increased 3% and the adjusted OIBDA margin declined 51 basis points due to increased marketing expense primarily related to the naming rights to QVC Marine Field baseball stadium.

QVC Italy continues the trend upward with a 61% sequential sales growth over the second quarter of 2011 driven primarily by sales in the home and beauty product areas. QVC Italy continues to invest in a strong marketing campaign to build awareness and accelerate new customer acquisition, and continues to monitor these and other fixed costs as they leverage their cost structure.

QVC’s outstanding bank and bond debt was $2.5 billion at September 30 th, 2011.

eCommerce Businesses

In the aggregate, the eCommerce businesses increased revenue 25% to $247 million for the quarter. Adjusted OIBDA decreased 10% to $9 million for the quarter and operating income decreased $2 million to a $2 million loss. Revenue for the eCommerce businesses is seasonal due to certain holidays, which drive a significant portion of the eCommerce businesses’ revenue. Third quarter revenue is generally lower, as compared to the other three quarters, due to fewer holidays. Each of the eCommerce businesses reported an increase in revenue for the quarter as a result of acquisitions, increased marketing efforts and increased conversion resulting from site optimization and broader inventory offerings. The decrease in adjusted OIBDA was primarily due to the result of further investment in marketing, personnel and technology for each of the consolidated businesses.

Share Repurchases

From August 1 st, 2011 through October 31 st, 2011, Liberty Interactive repurchased approximately 11.7 million Series A shares at an average cost per share of $14.80 for total cash consideration of $172.9 million. Since the creation of the Liberty Interactive stock in May 2006, Liberty Interactive has repurchased approximately 124.3 million shares at an average cost per share of $19.57 for aggregate cash consideration of $2.4 billion. These repurchases represent approximately 17.7% of the shares outstanding at the time of creation of the Liberty Interactive stock. Currently, Liberty Interactive has approximately $567.2 million remaining under its stock repurchase authorization.

Liberty Interactive holds controlling interests in companies that are engaged in, video and on-line commerce, including QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com, Bodybuilding.com, Celebrate Interactive, CommerceHub, and Right Start, and also owns interests in HSN, Tree.com, Interval Leisure Group, Expedia and Lockerz.

FOOTNOTES

1)
 

Liberty Interactive Corporation’s President and CEO, Gregory B. Maffei, will discuss these highlights and other matters in Liberty Interactive’s earnings conference call which will begin at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on November 8th, 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.
           

LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION FINANCIAL METRICS
 

(amounts in millions)

3Q10

3Q11

% Change
Revenue
QVC
US $1,167 1,196 2%
International 604 690 14%
Total QVC Revenue 1,771 1,886 6%
eCommerce businesses 197 247 25%
Total Liberty Interactive Revenue 1,968 2,133 8%
 
Adjusted OIBDA
QVC
US $261 259 -1%
International 108 114 6%
Total QVC Adjusted OIBDA 369 373 1%
eCommerce businesses 10 9 -10%
Corporate and other (6) (5) 17%
Total Liberty Interactive Adjusted OIBDA 373 377 1%
 
Operating Income
QVC
US $159 159 0%
International 76 75 -1%
Total QVC Operating Income 235 234 0%
eCommerce businesses -- (2) NM
Corporate and other (15) (8) 47%
Total Liberty Interactive Operating Income 220 224 2%
 
           

QVC OPERATING METRICS
 
(amounts in millions except average sale price amounts) 3Q10 3Q11 % Change
QVC - US
Revenue $1,167 1,196 2%
Adjusted OIBDA $261 259 -1%
Adjusted OIBDA margin 22.37% 21.66% -71 bps
Average sale price (ASP) $48.30 54.49 13%
Units sold 26.19 24.44 -7%
eCommerce % of US revenue 31.2% 35.3% 410 bps
Return rate 18.81% 19.91% -110 bps
 
QVC - UK
Revenue $148 147 -1%
Adjusted OIBDA $25 24 -4%
Adjusted OIBDA margin 16.89% 16.33% -56 bps
Average sale price (ASP) £27.85 27.66 -1%
Units sold 3.64 3.60 -1%
 
QVC - Germany
Revenue $213 252 18%
Adjusted OIBDA $38 40 5%
Adjusted OIBDA margin 17.84% 15.87% -197 bps
Average sale price (ASP) €34.68 36.56 5%
Units sold 6.12 6.45 5%
 
QVC - Japan
Revenue $243 281 16%
Adjusted OIBDA $54 61 13%
Adjusted OIBDA margin 22.22% 21.71% -51 bps
Average sale price (ASP) ¥6,944 6,267 -10%
Units sold 3.29 3.81 16%
 
QVC - Italy
Revenue $ -- 10 NM
Adjusted OIBDA $(9) (11) -22%
Adjusted OIBDA margin -- % NM NM
Average sale price (ASP) € -- 31.98 NM
Units sold -- 0.2 NM
 

NOTES

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 Interactive completed the split-off of a wholly owned subsidiary, Liberty Media Corporation ("LMC") (formerly known as Liberty CapStarz, Inc. and prior thereto known as Liberty Splitco, Inc.) (the "Split-Off"). At the time of the Split-Off, LMC 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 Liberty Interactive for all of the common stock of LMC. This transaction has been accounted for at historical cost due to the pro rata nature of the distribution.

Following the Split-Off, Liberty Interactive and LMC 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 Interactive and LMC 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 Interactive’s consolidated statements of operations which are 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
Expedia(1) 2,007 1,782
HSN(1) 610 613
Interval Leisure Group and Tree.com(1) 242 236
Non Strategic Public Holdings(2) 1,258 1,019
Total Liberty Interactive 4,117 3,650

(1)
 

Represents fair value of Liberty Interactive’s investments. In accordance with GAAP, Liberty Interactive 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 Interactive’s non-strategic public holdings which are accounted for at fair value.

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(1) 1,360 985
Less: Short-term marketable securities 48   89  
Total Liberty Interactive Cash (GAAP) 1,312   896  
 
Debt:
Senior notes and debentures(2) 1,115 1,100
Senior exchangeable debentures(3) 3,086 2,967
QVC senior notes(2) 2,000 2,000
QVC bank credit facility 611 459
Other 65   85  
Total Liberty Interactive Debt 6,877 6,611
Unamortized discount (22 ) (21 )
Fair market value adjustment (425 ) (541 )
Total Liberty Interactive Debt (GAAP) 6,430   6,049  

(1)
 

Includes $48 million and $89 million of short-term marketable securities with an original maturity greater than 90 days as of June 30th, 2011 and September 30th, 2011, respectively, which are included as other current assets on Liberty Interactive’s balance sheet.

(2)

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

(3)

Face amount of Senior Exchangeable Debentures with no reduction for the unamortized discount or fair market value adjustment.

Cash and liquid investments decreased $375 million, primarily due to debt payments, stock repurchases and capital expenditures. These cash outflows were partially offset by cash flow from operations at QVC. Total debt decreased by $266 million, due to $160 million of debt repayments on the QVC bank credit facility, $118 million of debt repurchases of the 3.25% exchangeable senior debentures due 2031, and $15 million of debt repurchases on the 5.7% senior notes due 2013. These repayments and repurchases were partially offset by a new capital lease for QVC Germany.

Important Notice: Liberty Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB) President and CEO, Gregory B. Maffei will discuss Liberty Interactive’s earnings release in a conference call which will begin at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on November 8 th, 2011. The call can be accessed by dialing (888) 397-5338 or (719) 325-2354 at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Replays of the conference call can be accessed until 12:30 p.m. (ET) November 15 th, 2011, by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820 plus the pass code 6524133#. The call will also be broadcast live across the Internet and archived on our website. To access the webcast go to http://www.libertyinteractive.com/events. Links to this press release will also be available on the Liberty Interactive’s 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 offerings, the continuation of our stock repurchase program, our upcoming purchase of HSN stock 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 Interactive, 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 Interactive 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 Interactive’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 Interactive, including the most recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, for additional information about Liberty Interactive and about the risks and uncertainties related to Liberty Interactive’s business which may affect the statements made in this press release.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

As a supplement to Liberty Interactive’s condensed consolidated statements of operations, which are 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 (QVC) owned by Liberty Interactive at September 30 th, 2011, which Liberty Interactive has identified as its sole reportable segment.

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

QUARTERLY SUMMARY

(amounts in millions)     3Q10     4Q10     1Q11     2Q11     3Q11
Liberty Interactive
QVC
Revenue – US 1,167 1,719 1,192 1,232 1,196
Revenue – International 604 802 643 666 690
Revenue – Total 1,771 2,521 1,835 1,898 1,886
Adjusted OIBDA – US 261 364 260 305 259
Adjusted OIBDA – International 108 169 103 113 114
Adjusted OIBDA – Total 369 533 363 418 373
Operating income – US 159 261 159 204 159
Operating income – International 76 132 66 77 75
Operating income – Total 235 393 225 281 234
Gross margin – US 35.9% 33.1% 35.1% 37.5% 35.7%
Gross margin – International 37.4% 37.7% 36.9% 38.0% 36.7%

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This press release includes a presentation of adjusted OIBDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, for Liberty Interactive, QVC (and certain of its subsidiaries), and the eCommerce businesses together with a reconciliation to that entity’s or group’s operating income, as determined under GAAP. Liberty Interactive 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 Interactive defines adjusted OIBDA margin as adjusted OIBDA divided by revenue.

Liberty Interactive 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 Interactive 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 Interactive'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 Liberty Interactive’s adjusted OIBDA to its 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 Interactive
Adjusted OIBDA 373 564 378 450 377
Depreciation and amortization (141 ) (150 ) (149 ) (148 ) (151 )
Stock compensation expense (12 ) (18 ) (16 ) (14 ) (2 )
Operating Income 220   396   213   288   224  

SCHEDULE 2

The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted OIBDA for QVC (and certain of its subsidiaries) and the eCommerce businesses to that entity’s or group’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.

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

Liberty Interactive
QVC
QVC US adjusted OIBDA 261   364   260   305   259  
QVC UK adjusted OIBDA 25 43 21 26 24
QVC Germany adjusted OIBDA 38 71 49 41 40
QVC Japan adjusted OIBDA 54 69 43 59 61
QVC Italy adjusted OIBDA (9 ) (14 ) (10 ) (13 ) (11 )
QVC International adjusted OIBDA 108   169   103   113   114  
 
Total QVC adjusted OIBDA 369 533 363 418 373
Depreciation and amortization (129 ) (136 ) (134 ) (131 ) (133 )
Stock compensation expense (5 ) (4 ) (4 ) (6 ) (6 )
Operating Income 235   393   225   281   234  
 
eCommerce Businesses
Adjusted OIBDA 10 47 29 36 9
Depreciation and amortization (12 ) (15 ) (16 ) (16 ) (17 )
Stock compensation expense 2   (4 ) (5 ) (1 ) 6  
Operating Income (Loss) --   28   8   19   (2 )
 
       
LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET – (unaudited)
 
9/30/2011 12/31/2010
amounts in millions
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

896
1,353
Trade and other receivables, net 648 885
Inventory, net 1,205 1,069
Other current assets 177 85
Assets of discontinued operations - current  

 

3,163
 
Total current assets   2,926   6,555  
 
Investments in available-for-sale securities and other cost investments 1,022 1,110
Investments in affiliates, accounted for using the equity method 1,066 949
Property and equipment, at cost 1,926 1,777
Accumulated depreciation  

(847

)

(739

)
  1,079   1,038  
Intangible assets not subject to amortization:
Goodwill 5,987 5,983
Trademarks   2,518   2,513  
  8,505   8,496  
Intangible assets subject to amortization, net 2,344 2,595
Other assets, at cost, net of accumulated amortization 83 87
Assets of discontinued operations  

  5,770  
Total assets

$

17,025
  26,600  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 586 630
Accrued liabilities 606 768
Payable to Liberty Media 44 85
Current portion of debt 1,211 493
Deferred income tax liabilities 854 152
Other current liabilities 145 231
Liabilities of discontinued operations - current     2,380  
Total current liabilities   3,446   4,739  
 
Long-term debt, including $2,426 million and $2,506 million measured at fair value 4,838 5,970
Long-term financial instruments 76 86
Deferred income tax liabilities 1,870 2,709
Other liabilities 199 244
Liabilities of discontinued operations    

1,410
 
Total liabilities   10,429   15,158  
 
Equity:
Total stockholders' equity 6,481 11,313
Noncontrolling interests in equity of subsidiaries   115   129  
Total equity   6,596   11,442  
 
Commitments and contingencies    
Total liabilities and equity $ 17,025   26,600  
 
               
LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS – (unaudited)
 
Three months ended Nine months ended
9/30/2011

9/30/2010
9/30/2011

9/30/2010
amounts in millions
REVENUE:
Net retail sales

$

2,133
1,968 6,537 6,046
 
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:
Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below) 1,364 1,254 4,139 3,832
Operating 209 186 621 562
Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation 185 167 604 519
Depreciation and amortization   151   141   448   421  
  1,909   1,748   5,812   5,334  
Operating income 224 220 725 712
 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
Interest expense

(105

)

(166

)

(326

)

(502

)
Share of earnings (losses) of affiliates, net 62 36 119 93
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments, net

(91

)

(89

)

(61

)

(14

)
Gains (losses) on dispositions, net 30 216
Other, net  

(9

)
5   12  

(41

)
 

(143

)

(184

)

(256

)

(248

)
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 81 36 469 464
Income tax (expense) benefit  

(56

)
66  

(186

)

(78

)
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations 25 102 283 386
Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes  

(32

)
92   378   248  
Net earnings (loss)

(7

)
194 661 634
Less net earnings (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interests   12   15   34   29  
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty Interactive Corporation shareholders

$

(19

)
179   627   605  
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty Interactive Corporation shareholders:
Liberty Capital common stock

$

(90

)
26 211

(34

)
Liberty Starz common stock 58 48 177 166
Liberty Interactive common stock   13   105   239   473  

$

(19

)
179   627   605  
 
       
LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS - (unaudited)
 
Nine months ended
9/30/2011 9/30/2010
amounts in millions
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net earnings

$

661
634
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
(Earnings) loss from discontinued operations

(378

)

(248

)
Depreciation and amortization 448 421
Stock-based compensation 32 49
Cash payments for stock-based compensation

(2

)

(20

)
Noncash interest expense 6 86
Share of (earnings) losses of affiliates, net

(119

)

(93

)
Cash receipts from returns on equity investments 15 14
Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on financial instruments, net 61 14
(Gains) losses on disposition of assets, net

(216

)
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

(61

)

(8

)
Other noncash charges (credits), net

(10

)
23
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Current and other assets 106 561
Payables and other liabilities  

(243

)

(147

)
Net cash provided (used) by operating activities   516   1,070  
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Cash proceeds from dispositions 459
Proceeds from settlement of financial instruments, net

(31

)
Capital expended for property and equipment

(192

)

(176

)
Net sales (purchases) of short term investments

(89

)
Other investing activities, net  

(21

)

(45

)
Net cash provided (used) by investing activities  

(302

)
207  
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Borrowings of debt 195 2,999
Repayments of debt

(673

)

(4,518

)
Repurchases of Liberty Interactive common stock

(87

)
Other financing activities, net  

(50

)

(88

)
Net cash provided (used) by financing activities  

(615

)

(1,607

)
 
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash

(7

)
9
Net cash provided (used) by discontinued operations:
Cash provided (used) by operating activities 304 301
Cash provided (used) by investing activities

(104

)
145
Cash provided (used) by financing activities

(264

)

(1,429

)
Change in available cash held by discontinued operations   15   548  
Net cash provided (used) by discontinued operations  

(49

)

(435

)
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(457

)

(756

)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,353 1,955
   
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

896
  1,199  

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