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 Cincinnati Bell Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results
   Wednesday, November 02, 2016 7:10:11 AM ET

HIGHLIGHTS

-- Consolidated revenue increased $12 million compared to the prior year - revenue from strategic products was up 18 percent year-over-year

-- Entertainment and Communications revenue totaled $193 million, up $8 million from a year ago - Fioptics revenue was up 32 percent compared to the prior year

-- Net income totaled $19 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.38

-- Issued $425 million of 7% senior notes due 2024 - proceeds used to redeem 8 /8% senior notes due 2020

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB ) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2016, highlighted by year-over-year consolidated revenue and Adjusted EBITDA growth. Strategic revenues totaled $163 million, increasing 18 percent over the prior year on strong demand for fiber products and IT services. Fioptics video subscribers totaled 133,400 at the end of the quarter, up 23 percent compared to a year ago. Total internet subscribers were 299,800, an increase of 18,500 compared to the prior year. In the third quarter, 30,800 additional units were passed with Fioptics, which is now available to 509,500 addresses, or approximately 64 percent of Greater Cincinnati.

"The momentum created by our strategic investments generated year-over-year consolidated revenue and Adjusted EBITDA growth in consecutive quarters," said Ted Torbeck, chief executive officer. Torbeck also added, "The refinancing of our senior notes at a significantly lower coupon rate improves the overall health of our balance sheet and highlights the progress made towards transforming Cincinnati Bell into a fiber-based communications and IT solutions company."

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS

Consolidated revenue for the third quarter of 2016 was $312 million, up 4 percent from the prior year. Operating income for the quarter totaled $26 million and Adjusted EBITDA remained strong at $78 million. Net income was $19 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.38. In the third quarter, we recognized a $33 million gain on the sale of CyrusOne common shares and an $11 million loss on the extinguishment of $323 million of debt.

Entertainment and Communications Segment

-- Entertainment and Communications revenue for the quarter totaled $193 million, up $8 million compared to the prior year. <p>-- Fioptics revenue for the quarter was $65 million, up 32 percent from the prior year.

-- Fioptics revenue for the quarter was $65 million, up 32 percent from the prior year.

-- Strategic revenue for business and carrier markets totaled $50 million (including $4 million of Fioptics revenue) for the quarter, up $6 million year-over-year.

-- Operating income totaled $21 million in the third quarter, compared to $30 million in the prior year.

-- Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $69 million, up 1 percent year-over-year.

IT Services and Hardware Segment

-- Revenue of $123 million for the quarter was up 5 percent over the prior year. <ul type="circle"><p>-- Strategic revenue was $51 million in the quarter, up 10 percent compared to the prior year.

-- Strategic revenue was $51 million in the quarter, up 10 percent compared to the prior year.

-- Telecom and IT hardware revenue was $66 million for the quarter, compared to $65 million in the third quarter of 2015.

-- Operating income totaled $8 million for the quarter, down 5 percent compared to the prior year.

-- Adjusted EBITDA was $12 million, up 11 percent compared to a year ago.

2016 Outlook

Cincinnati Bell reaffirms its financial guidance for 2016:

Category        2016 Guidance
Revenue         $1.2 billion
Adjusted EBITDA $303 million*

*Plus or minus 2 percent

Conference Call/Webcast

Cincinnati Bell will host a conference call on November 2 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss its results for the third quarter of 2016. A live webcast of the call will be available via the Investor Relations section of www.cincinnatibell.com. The conference call dial-in number is (888) 397-5350. Callers located outside of the U.S. and Canada may dial (719) 325-2449. A taped replay of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. For U.S. callers, the replay will be available at (888) 203-1112. For callers outside of the U.S. and Canada, the replay will be available at (719) 457-0820. The replay reference number is 8137299. An archived version of the webcast will also be available in the Investor Relations section of www.cincinnatibell.com.

Safe Harbor Note

This release and the documents incorporated by reference herein contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future results that are subject to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industries in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "predicts," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "continues," "endeavors," "strives," "may," variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections of our future financial performance, our anticipated growth and trends in our businesses, and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned these forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in this release and those discussed in other documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). More information on potential risks and uncertainties is available in our recent filings with the SEC, including Cincinnati Bell’s Form 10-K report, Form 10-Q reports and Form 8-K reports. Actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains information about adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA), Adjusted EBITDA margin, net debt, net income excluding special items and free cash flow. These are non-GAAP financial measures used by Cincinnati Bell management when evaluating results of operations and cash flow. Management believes these measures also provide users of the financial statements with additional and useful comparisons of current results of operations and cash flows with past and future periods. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as being more important than comparable GAAP measures. Detailed reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to comparable GAAP financial measures have been included in the tables distributed with this release and are available in the Investor Relations section of www.cincinnatibell.com.

Adjusted EBITDA provides a useful measure of operational performance. The company defines Adjusted EBITDA as GAAP operating income plus depreciation, amortization, restructuring charges, (gain) loss on sale or disposal of assets, transaction costs, curtailment (gain) loss, asset impairments, components of pension and other retirement plan costs (including interest costs, asset returns, and amortization of actuarial gains and losses), and other special items. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to comparable GAAP measures of profitability and may not be comparable with the measure as defined by other companies.

Consolidated Results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 report our former wireless segment results as discontinued operations. Effective March 31, 2015, the Company no longer provides wireless services.

Adjusted EBITDA margin provides a useful measure of operational performance. The company defines Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue. Adjusted EBITDA margin should not be considered as an alternative to comparable GAAP measures of profitability and may not be comparable with the measure as defined by other companies.

Free cash flow provides a useful measure of operational performance, liquidity and financial health. The company defines free cash flow as cash provided by (used in) operating, financing and investing activities, adjusted for the issuance and repayment of debt, debt issuance costs, the repurchase of common stock, and the proceeds from the sale or the use of funds from the purchase of business operations, including transaction costs. Free cash flow should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flow from operating activities, or the change in cash on the balance sheet and may not be comparable with free cash flow as defined by other companies. Although the company feels that there is no comparable GAAP measure for free cash flow, the attached financial information reconciles free cash flow to the net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents.

Net debt provides a useful measure of liquidity and financial health. The company defines net debt as the sum of the face amount of short-term and long-term debt, unamortized premium and/or discount and note issuance costs, offset by cash and cash equivalents.

Net income excluding special items in total and per share provides a useful measure of operating performance. Net income excluding special items should not be considered as an alternative to comparable GAAP measures of profitability and may not be comparable with net income excluding special items as defined by other companies.

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB) provides integrated communications solutions - including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet and video - that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                                                                                       Three Months Ended                              Nine Months Ended
                                                                                       September 30,              Change               September 30,               Change
                                                                                          2016         2015       $          %            2016          2015       $           %
            Revenue                                                                    $  312.4     $  299.8      $ 12.6       4   %   $  900.5      $  878.5      $ 22.0        3   %
            Costs and expenses
                              Cost of services and products                               183.8        175.6        8.2        5   %      517.3         504.0        13.3        3   %
                              Selling, general and administrative                         55.5         52.5         3.0        6   %      164.9         161.7        3.2         2   %
                              Depreciation and amortization                               46.5         35.8         10.7       30  %      134.7         102.4        32.3        32  %
                              Other                                                       1.1          (0.3   )     1.4        n/m        1.1           7.4          (6.3   )    (85 )%
                                                Operating income                          25.5         36.2         (10.7 )    (30 )%     82.5          103.0        (20.5  )    (20 )%
            Interest expense                                                              17.9         21.5         (3.6  )    (17 )%     58.1          82.2         (24.1  )    (29 )%
            Loss on extinguishment of debt, net                                           11.4         7.8          3.6        46  %      14.2          21.3         (7.1   )    (33 )%
            Gain on sale of CyrusOne investment                                           (33.3 )      (117.7 )     84.4       (72 )%     (151.9 )      (412.9 )     261.0       (63 )%
            Other (income) expense, net                                                   (0.1  )      1.2          (1.3  )    n/m        (1.2   )      6.0          (7.2   )    n/m
            Income from continuing operations before income taxes                         29.6         123.4        (93.8 )    (76 )%     163.3         406.4        (243.1 )    (60 )%
            Income tax expense                                                            10.8         44.1         (33.3 )    (76 )%     59.9          146.1        (86.2  )    (59 )%
            Income from continuing operations                                             18.8         79.3         (60.5 )    (76 )%     103.4         260.3        (156.9 )    (60 )%
            Income from discontinued operations, net of tax                               --           1.0          (1.0  )    n/m        --            60.8         (60.8  )    n/m
            Net income                                                                    18.8         80.3         (61.5 )    (77 )%     103.4         321.1        (217.7 )    (68 )%
            Preferred stock dividends                                                     2.6          2.6          --         0   %      7.8           7.8          --          0   %
            Net income applicable to common shareowners                                $  16.2      $  77.7       $ (61.5 )    (79 )%  $  95.6       $  313.3      $ (217.7 )    (69 )%
            Basic net earnings per common share
                                                Earnings from continuing operations    $  0.39      $  1.83                            $  2.28       $  6.03
                                                Earnings from discontinued operations     --           0.02                               --            1.45
            Basic net earnings per common share                                        $  0.39      $  1.85                            $  2.28       $  7.48
            Diluted net earnings per common share
                                                Earnings from continuing operations    $  0.38      $  1.83                            $  2.27       $  6.01
                                                Earnings from discontinued operations     --           0.02                               --            1.45
            Diluted net earnings per common share                                      $  0.38      $  1.85                            $  2.27       $  7.46
            Weighted average common shares outstanding
                              (in millions)
                              - Basic                                                     42.0         41.9                               42.0          41.9
                              - Diluted                                                   42.1         42.0                               42.1          42.0
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Income Statements by Segment
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                                                                Three Months Ended                                    Nine Months Ended
                                                                September 30,              Change                     September 30,           Change
                                                                    2016        2015       $             %                2016        2015    $              %
          Entertainment and Communications
          Revenue
                           Data                                 $   86.4    $   81.3       $   5.1           6   %    $   258.4   $   241.3   $   17.1           7   %
                           Voice                                    68.7        72.1           (3.4 )        (5  )%       208.0       221.3       (13.3 )        (6  )%
                           Video                                    32.2        25.0           7.2           29  %        92.1        69.3        22.8           33  %
                           Services and Other                       5.7         7.0            (1.3 )        (19 )%       17.3        24.0        (6.7  )        (28 )%
                           Total revenue                            193.0       185.4          7.6           4   %        575.8       555.9       19.9           4   %
          Operating costs and expenses
                           Cost of services and products            91.0        83.9           7.1           8   %        267.1       245.5       21.6           9   %
                           Selling, general and administrative      37.1        38.5           (1.4 )        (4  )%       107.1       113.3       (6.2  )        (5  )%
                           Depreciation and amortization            43.0        32.6           10.4          32  %        124.8       93.1        31.7           34  %
                           Other*                                   0.8         --             0.8           n/m          0.8         2.2         (1.4  )        (64 )%
                           Total operating costs and expenses       171.9       155.0          16.9          11  %        499.8       454.1       45.7           10  %
          Operating income                                      $   21.1    $   30.4       $   (9.3 )        (31 )%   $   76.0    $   101.8   $   (25.8 )        (25 )%
          IT Services and Hardware
          Revenue
                           Professional Services                $   26.5    $   26.7       $   (0.2 )        (1  )%   $   79.9    $   77.8    $   2.1            3   %
                           Management and Monitoring                8.1         8.0            0.1           1   %        24.1        22.9        1.2            5   %
                           Unified Communications                   9.9         9.5            0.4           4   %        30.1        28.2        1.9            7   %
                           Cloud Services                           12.2        8.1            4.1           51  %        33.2        21.2        12.0           57  %
                           Telecom and IT hardware                  66.2        64.7           1.5           2   %        167.9       180.8       (12.9 )        (7  )%
                           Total revenue                            122.9       117.0          5.9           5   %        335.2       330.9       4.3            1   %
          Operating costs and expenses
                           Cost of services and products            96.2        93.1           3.1           3   %        260.3       263.0       (2.7  )        (1  )%
                           Selling, general and administrative      15.2        13.7           1.5           11  %        42.9        40.4        2.5            6   %
                           Depreciation and amortization            3.4         3.1            0.3           10  %        9.8         9.2         0.6            7   %
                           Other*                                   0.3         (1.1  )        1.4           n/m          0.3         2.8         (2.5  )        (89 )%
                           Total operating costs and expenses       115.1       108.8          6.3           6   %        313.3       315.4       (2.1  )        (1  )%
          Operating income                                      $   7.8     $   8.2        $   (0.4 )        (5  )%   $   21.9    $   15.5    $   6.4            41  %
                           * Other includes restructuring charges, loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets (net) and a curtailment loss.
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Revenues by Segment
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                                                               Three Months Ended                        Nine Months Ended
                                                               September 30,         Change              September 30,         Change
                                                                  2016       2015    $         %            2016       2015    $          %
Entertainment and Communications
            Consumer
                        Strategic
                                    Data                       $  26.5    $  18.9    $ 7.6       40  %   $  75.2    $  52.1    $ 23.1       44  %
                                    Voice                         5.4        5.0       0.4       8   %      16.0       14.6      1.4        10  %
                                    Video                         31.7       24.5      7.2       29  %      90.6       68.0      22.6       33  %
                                    Services and other            0.8        0.9       (0.1 )    (11 )%     2.6        2.8       (0.2  )    (7  )%
                                                                  64.4       49.3      15.1      31  %      184.4      137.5     46.9       34  %
                        Legacy
                                    Data                          10.4       12.0      (1.6 )    (13 )%     34.4       37.9      (3.5  )    (9  )%
                                    Voice                         18.2       21.0      (2.8 )    (13 )%     56.7       65.8      (9.1  )    (14 )%
                                    Services and other            1.0        1.1       (0.1 )    (9  )%     3.2        3.7       (0.5  )    (14 )%
                                                                  29.6       34.1      (4.5 )    (13 )%     94.3       107.4     (13.1 )    (12 )%
                        Integration
                                    Services and other            0.9        1.3       (0.4 )    (31 )%     3.0        6.4       (3.4  )    (53 )%
            Total consumer revenue                             $  94.9    $  84.7    $ 10.2      12  %   $  281.7   $  251.3   $ 30.4       12  %
            Business
                        Strategic
                                    Data                       $  24.3    $  22.3    $ 2.0       9   %   $  71.9    $  66.2    $ 5.7        9   %
                                    Voice                         13.3       10.7      2.6       24  %      37.8       31.3      6.5        21  %
                                    Video                         0.5        0.5       --        0   %      1.5        1.3       0.2        15  %
                                    Services and other            0.6        1.1       (0.5 )    (45 )%     1.5        2.4       (0.9  )    (38 )%
                                                                  38.7       34.6      4.1       12  %      112.7      101.2     11.5       11  %
                        Legacy
                                    Data                          4.9        5.6       (0.7 )    (13 )%     15.4       17.6      (2.2  )    (13 )%
                                    Voice                         27.7       30.8      (3.1 )    (10 )%     85.1       94.1      (9.0  )    (10 )%
                                    Services and other            0.4        0.1       0.3       n/m        1.0        0.9       0.1        11  %
                                                                  33.0       36.5      (3.5 )    (10 )%     101.5      112.6     (11.1 )    (10 )%
                        Integration
                                    Services and other            0.4        0.5       (0.1 )    (20 )%     1.3        2.0       (0.7  )    (35 )%
            Total business revenue                             $  72.1    $  71.6    $ 0.5       1   %   $  215.5   $  215.8   $ (0.3  )    0   %
            Carrier
                        Strategic
                                    Data                       $  11.3    $  9.6     $ 1.7       18  %   $  33.9    $  28.8    $ 5.1        18  %
                        Legacy
                                    Data                          9.0        12.9      (3.9 )    (30 )%     27.6       38.7      (11.1 )    (29 )%
                                    Voice                         4.1        4.6       (0.5 )    (11 )%     12.4       15.5      (3.1  )    (20 )%
                                    Services and other            1.6        2.0       (0.4 )    (20 )%     4.7        5.8       (1.1  )    (19 )%
                                                                  14.7       19.5      (4.8 )    (25 )%     44.7       60.0      (15.3 )    (26 )%
            Total carrier revenue                              $  26.0    $  29.1    $ (3.1 )    (11 )%  $  78.6    $  88.8    $ (10.2 )    (11 )%
Total Entertainment and Communications Revenue                 $  193.0   $  185.4   $ 7.6       4   %   $  575.8   $  555.9   $ 19.9       4   %
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Revenues by Segment
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                                                               Three Months Ended                        Nine Months Ended
                                                               September 30,         Change              September 30,         Change
                                                                  2016       2015    $         %            2016       2015    $          %
IT Services and Hardware
            Business
                        Strategic
                                    Professional Services      $  22.9    $  23.0    $ (0.1 )    0   %   $  68.3    $  67.1    $ 1.2        2   %
                                    Management and Monitoring     8.1        8.0       0.1       1   %      24.1       22.9      1.2        5   %
                                    Unified Communications        7.3        6.9       0.4       6   %      22.1       20.1      2.0        10  %
                                    Cloud Services                12.2       8.1       4.1       51  %      33.2       21.2      12.0       57  %
                                                                  50.5       46.0      4.5       10  %      147.7      131.3     16.4       12  %
                        Integration
                                    Professional Services         3.6        3.7       (0.1 )    (3  )%     11.6       10.7      0.9        8   %
                                    Unified Communications        2.6        2.6       --        0   %      8.0        8.1       (0.1  )    (1  )%
                                    Telecom and IT hardware       66.2       64.7      1.5       2   %      167.9      180.8     (12.9 )    (7  )%
                                                                  72.4       71.0      1.4       2   %      187.5      199.6     (12.1 )    (6  )%
Total IT Services and Hardware Revenue                         $  122.9   $  117.0   $ 5.9       5   %   $  335.2   $  330.9   $ 4.3        1   %
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Segment Information
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                                                                     Three Months Ended                                        Nine Months Ended
                                                                     September 30,                 Change                      September 30,                 Change
                                                                         2016           2015       $              %                2016           2015       $              %
        Revenue
                          Entertainment and Communications           $   193.0      $   185.4      $   7.6            4   %    $   575.8      $   555.9      $   19.9           4   %
                          IT Services and Hardware                       122.9          117.0          5.9            5   %        335.2          330.9          4.3            1   %
                          Eliminations                                   (3.5  )        (2.6  )        (0.9  )        35  %        (10.5 )        (8.3  )        (2.2  )        27  %
                          Total revenue                              $   312.4      $   299.8      $   12.6           4   %    $   900.5      $   878.5      $   22.0           3   %
        Cost of Services and Products
                          Entertainment and Communications           $   91.0       $   83.9       $   7.1            8   %    $   267.1      $   245.5      $   21.6           9   %
                          IT Services and Hardware                       96.2           93.1           3.1            3   %        260.3          263.0          (2.7  )        (1  )%
                          Eliminations                                   (3.4  )        (1.4  )        (2.0  )        n/m          (10.1 )        (4.5  )        (5.6  )        n/m
                          Total cost of services and products        $   183.8      $   175.6      $   8.2            5   %    $   517.3      $   504.0      $   13.3           3   %
        Selling, General and Administrative
                          Entertainment and Communications           $   37.1       $   38.5       $   (1.4  )        (4  )%   $   107.1      $   113.3      $   (6.2  )        (5  )%
                          IT Services and Hardware                       15.2           13.7           1.5            11  %        42.9           40.4           2.5            6   %
                          Corporate and eliminations                     3.2            0.3            2.9            n/m          14.9           8.0            6.9            86  %
                          Total selling, general and administrative  $   55.5       $   52.5       $   3.0            6   %    $   164.9      $   161.7      $   3.2            2   %
        Depreciation and Amortization
                          Entertainment and Communications           $   43.0       $   32.6       $   10.4           32  %    $   124.8      $   93.1       $   31.7           34  %
                          IT Services and Hardware                       3.4            3.1            0.3            10  %        9.8            9.2            0.6            7   %
                          Corporate                                      0.1            0.1            --             0   %        0.1            0.1            --             0   %
                          Total depreciation and amortization        $   46.5       $   35.8       $   10.7           30  %    $   134.7      $   102.4      $   32.3           32  %
        Other*
                          Entertainment and Communications           $   0.8        $   --         $   0.8            n/m      $   0.8        $   2.2        $   (1.4  )        (64 )%
                          IT Services and Hardware                       0.3            (1.1  )        1.4            n/m          0.3            2.8            (2.5  )        (89 )%
                          Corporate                                      --             0.8            (0.8  )        n/m          --             2.4            (2.4  )        n/m
                          Total other                                $   1.1        $   (0.3  )    $   1.4            n/m      $   1.1        $   7.4        $   (6.3  )        (85 )%
        Operating Income
                          Entertainment and Communications           $   21.1       $   30.4       $   (9.3  )        (31 )%   $   76.0       $   101.8      $   (25.8 )        (25 )%
                          IT Services and Hardware                       7.8            8.2            (0.4  )        (5  )%       21.9           15.5           6.4            41  %
                          Corporate                                      (3.4  )        (2.4  )        (1.0  )        42  %        (15.4 )        (14.3 )        (1.1  )        8   %
                          Total operating income                     $   25.5       $   36.2       $   (10.7 )        (30 )%   $   82.5       $   103.0      $   (20.5 )        (20 )%
                          * Other includes restructuring charges, loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets (net), curtailment loss and transaction costs.
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Segment Metric Information
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                                                     September 30,  June 30,  March 31,  December 31,  September 30,
                                                     2016           2016      2016       2015          2015
         Residential voice lines
                       Legacy voice lines            124.6          131.7     138.7      146.4         153.5
                       Fioptics voice lines          80.3           77.4      74.4       71.4          68.0
                       Total residential voice lines 204.9          209.1     213.1      217.8         221.5
         Business voice lines
                       Legacy voice lines            197.7          203.2     208.9      215.4         220.1
                       VoIP lines*                   121.2          112.7     107.0      89.5          86.9
                       Total business voice lines    318.9          315.9     315.9      304.9         307.0
         Total voice lines                           523.8          525.0     529.0      522.7         528.5
         Long distance lines                         323.7          329.3     334.0      339.7         344.6
         Internet subscribers
                       DSL                           114.2          121.7     127.9      133.7         137.7
                       Fioptics                      185.6          175.0     164.5      153.7         143.6
                       Total internet subscribers    299.8          296.7     292.4      287.4         281.3
         Fioptics video subscribers                  133.4          126.8     120.0      114.4         108.8
         Fioptics units passed                       509.5          478.7     453.7      432.0         408.1
         * VoIP lines include Fioptics business voice lines.
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Net Debt (Non-GAAP) and Common Shares Outstanding
(Unaudited)
(Dollars and shares in millions)
                                                                                                                                September 30,                                                              December 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                                2016                    2015
Receivables Facility                                                                                                            $                                                               23.5       $            17.6
Corporate Credit Agreement - Tranche B Term Loan                                                                                                                                                523.8                   527.9
8 3/8% Senior Notes due 2020                                                                                                                                                                    84.6                    478.5
7 1/4% Senior Notes due 2023                                                                                                                                                                    22.3                    26.3
7% Senior Notes due 2024                                                                                                                                                                        425.0                   --
Cincinnati Bell Telephone Notes                                                                                                                                                                 87.9                    128.7
Capital leases and other debt                                                                                                                                                                   71.6                    68.3
Net unamortized discount                                                                                                                                                                        (2.3    )               (1.7    )
Unamortized note issuance costs                                                                                                                                                                 (12.1   )               (8.0    )
                                                                Total debt                                                                                                                      1,224.3                 1,237.6
Less: Cash and cash equivalents (including restricted cash) *                                                                                                                                   (99.2   )               (7.4    )
                                                                Net debt (Non-GAAP: as defined by the company)                  $                                                               1,125.1    $            1,230.2
Corporate Credit Agreement availability                                                                                         $                                                               150.0      $            175.0
Common shares outstanding                                                                                                                                                                       42.0                    42.0
*In the third quarter of 2016, the Company issued $425.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7% Senior Notes due 2024 at par.  The net proceeds were used to redeem $312.5 million aggregate principal amount of its 8 3/8% Senior Notes due 2020.  Additionally, the Company notified its trustee of its election to redeem all of the remaining outstanding 8 3/8% Senior Notes due 2020 at a redemption rate of 102.792%, including payment of accrued and unpaid interest in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Simultaneously with the delivery of such notice, the Company deposited $90.7 million of funds in a restricted cash account with the trustee.
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                                                                                   Three Months Ended September 30, 2016
                                                                                   Entertainment &  IT Services &  Corporate     Total
                                                                                   Communications   Hardware                     Company
        Net income (GAAP)                                                                                                        $  18.8
        Add:
                                  Income tax expense                                                                                10.8
                                  Interest expense                                                                                  17.9
                                  Gain on sale of CyrusOne investment                                                               (33.3  )
                                  Loss on extinguishment of debt, net                                                               11.4
                                  Other income, net                                                                                 (0.1   )
        Operating income (GAAP)                                                    $     21.1       $     7.8      $   (3.4 )    $  25.5
        Add:
                                  Depreciation and amortization                          43.0             3.4          0.1          46.5
                                  Loss on sale or disposal of assets                     0.8              0.3          --           1.1
                                  Pension and other retirement plan expenses             3.9              --           0.5          4.4
        Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)                                                 $     68.8       $     11.5     $   (2.8 )    $  77.5
        Adjusted EBITDA Margin (Non-GAAP)                                                36    %          9     %      --           25     %
                                                                                   Three Months Ended September 30, 2015
                                                                                   Entertainment &  IT Services &  Corporate     Total
                                                                                   Communications   Hardware                     Company
        Net income (GAAP)                                                                                                        $  80.3
        Less:
                                  Income from discontinued operations, net of tax                                                   1.0
        Income from continuing operations (GAAP)                                                                                 $  79.3
        Add:
                                  Income tax expense                                                                                44.1
                                  Interest expense                                                                                  21.5
                                  Gain on sale of CyrusOne investment                                                               (117.7 )
                                  Loss on extinguishment of debt, net                                                               7.8
                                  Other expense, net                                                                                1.2
        Operating income (GAAP)                                                    $     30.4       $     8.2      $   (2.4 )    $  36.2
        Add:
                                  Depreciation and amortization                          32.6             3.1          0.1          35.8
                                  Restructuring charges                                  --               0.3          --           0.3
                                  Gain on sale or disposal of assets                     --               (1.4  )      --           (1.4   )
                                  Transaction costs                                      --               --           0.8          0.8
                                  Employee contract termination costs                    1.3              0.2          --           1.5
                                  Pension and other retirement plan expenses             3.8              --           0.4          4.2
        Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)                                                 $     68.1       $     10.4     $   (1.1 )    $  77.4
        Adjusted EBITDA Margin (Non-GAAP)                                                37    %          9     %      --           26     %
        Year-over-year dollar change in Adjusted EBITDA                            $     0.7        $     1.1      $   (1.7 )    $  0.1
        Year-over-year percentage change in Adjusted EBITDA                              1     %          11    %      n/m          0      %
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                                                                                   Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016
                                                                                   Entertainment &  IT Services &  Corporate      Total
                                                                                   Communications   Hardware                      Company
        Net income (GAAP)                                                                                                         $  103.4
        Add:
                                  Income tax expense                                                                                 59.9
                                  Interest expense                                                                                   58.1
                                  Gain on sale of CyrusOne investment                                                                (151.9 )
                                  Loss on extinguishment of debt, net                                                                14.2
                                  Other income, net                                                                                  (1.2   )
        Operating income (GAAP)                                                    $     76.0       $     21.9     $   (15.4 )    $  82.5
        Add:
                                  Depreciation and amortization                          124.8            9.8          0.1           134.7
                                  Loss on sale or disposal of assets                     0.8              0.3          --            1.1
                                  Pension and other retirement plan expenses             11.3             --           1.4           12.7
        Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)                                                 $     212.9      $     32.0     $   (13.9 )    $  231.0
        Adjusted EBITDA Margin (Non-GAAP)                                                37    %          10    %      --            26     %
                                                                                   Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015
                                                                                   Entertainment &  IT Services &  Corporate      Total
                                                                                   Communications   Hardware                      Company
        Net income (GAAP)                                                                                                         $  321.1
        Less:
                                  Income from discontinued operations, net of tax                                                    60.8
        Income from continuing operations (GAAP)                                                                                  $  260.3
        Add:
                                  Income tax expense                                                                                 146.1
                                  Interest expense                                                                                   82.2
                                  Gain on sale of CyrusOne investment                                                                (412.9 )
                                  Loss on extinguishment of debt, net                                                                21.3
                                  Other expense, net                                                                                 6.0
        Operating income (GAAP)                                                    $     101.8      $     15.5     $   (14.3 )    $  103.0
        Add:
                                  Depreciation and amortization                          93.1             9.2          0.1           102.4
                                  Restructuring charges                                  1.6              2.8          1.6           6.0
                                  Loss on sale or disposal of assets                     0.3              --           --            0.3
                                  Transaction costs                                      --               --           0.8           0.8
                                  Employee contract termination costs                    1.3              0.2          --            1.5
                                  Curtailment loss                                       0.3              --           --            0.3
                                  Pension and other retirement plan expenses             15.4             --           1.5           16.9
        Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)                                                 $     213.8      $     27.7     $   (10.3 )    $  231.2
        Adjusted EBITDA Margin (Non-GAAP)                                                38    %          8     %      --            26     %
        Year-over-year dollar change in Adjusted EBITDA                            $     (0.9  )    $     4.3      $   (3.6  )    $  (0.2   )
        Year-over-year percentage change in Adjusted EBITDA                              0     %          16    %      35    %       0      %
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                                                                                                                                                         Three Months Ended          Nine Months Ended
                                                                                                                                                         September 30,               September 30,
                                                                                                                                                            2016          2015          2016          2015
             Cash provided by operating activities                                                                                                       $  43.6       $  62.0       $  141.7      $  94.7
                                        Capital expenditures                                                                                                (67.2  )      (73.2  )      (188.8 )      (205.7 )
                                        Increase in restricted cash                                                                                         (90.7  )      --            (90.7  )      --
                                        Dividends received from CyrusOne                                                                                    1.3           4.5           6.2           19.5
                                        Proceeds from sale of CyrusOne investment                                                                           38.7          170.3         181.2         596.3
                                        Other, net                                                                                                          (0.1   )      0.5           (0.8   )      0.4
             Cash (used in) provided by investing activities                                                                                                (118.0 )      102.1         (92.9  )      410.5
                                        Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt                                                                            425.0         --            425.0         --
                                        Net (decrease) increase in corporate credit and receivables facilities with initial maturities less than 90 days    (9.5   )      (2.6   )      5.9           (19.2  )
                                        Repayment of debt                                                                                                   (336.4 )      (148.4 )      (461.0 )      (509.8 )
                                        Debt issuance costs                                                                                                 (6.5   )      --            (8.4   )      (0.4   )
                                        Dividends paid on preferred stock                                                                                   (2.6   )      (2.6   )      (7.8   )      (7.8   )
                                        Common stock repurchase                                                                                             (0.2   )      --            (4.8   )      --
                                        Other, net                                                                                                          3.5           0.1           3.4           (0.5   )
             Cash provided by (used in) financing activities                                                                                                73.3          (153.5 )      (47.7  )      (537.7 )
             Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents                                                                                           (1.1   )      10.6          1.1           (32.5  )
             Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period                                                                                               9.6           14.8          7.4           57.9
             Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                                                                                                  $  8.5        $  25.4       $  8.5        $  25.4
             Reconciliation of GAAP Cash Flow to
                                        Free Cash Flow (Non-GAAP: as defined by the company)
             Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents                                                                                        $  (1.1   )   $  10.6       $  1.1        $  (32.5  )
             Adjustments:
                                        Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt                                                                            (425.0 )      --            (425.0 )      --
                                        Net decrease (increase) in corporate credit and receivables                                                         9.5           2.6           (5.9   )      19.2
                                        facilities with initial maturities less than 90 days
                                        Repayment of debt                                                                                                   336.4         148.4         461.0         509.8
                                        Cash used by discontinued operations                                                                                0.2           6.1           5.0           24.5
                                        Decommissioning of wireless towers                                                                                  --            1.2           1.9           2.7
                                        Debt issuance costs                                                                                                 6.5           --            8.4           0.4
                                        Common stock repurchase                                                                                             0.2           --            4.8           --
                                        Increase in restricted cash                                                                                         90.7          --            90.7          --
                                        Transaction costs                                                                                                   --            0.8           --            0.8
                                        Proceeds from sale of CyrusOne investment                                                                           (38.7  )      (170.3 )      (181.2 )      (596.3 )
                                        Free cash flow (Non-GAAP)                                                                                        $  (21.3  )   $  (0.6   )   $  (39.2  )   $  (71.4  )
             Income tax payments                                                                                                                         $  --         $  2.8        $  1.4        $  3.7
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Free Cash Flow (Non-GAAP: as defined by the company)
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                           Free Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) for the three months ended September 30, 2015 $ (0.6  )
                           Increase in Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)                                    0.1
                           Decrease in capital expenditures                                          6.0
                           Increase in interest payments                                             (6.6  )
                           Decrease in pension and postretirement payments and contributions         0.3
                           Change in working capital and other                                       (20.5 )
                           Free Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) for the three months ended September 30, 2016 $ (21.3 )
                           Free Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) for the nine months ended September 30, 2015  $ (71.4 )
                           Decrease in Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)                                    (0.2  )
                           Decrease in capital expenditures                                          16.9
                           Decrease in interest payments                                             16.9
                           Decrease in pension and postretirement payments and contributions         10.4
                           Change in working capital and other                                       (11.8 )
                           Free Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) for the nine months ended September 30, 2016  $ (39.2 )
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Capital Expenditures
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
                                 Three Months Ended
                                 Sep. 30, 2016  Jun. 30, 2016  Mar. 31, 2016  Dec. 31, 2015  Sep. 30, 2015
Entertainment and Communications $    63.1      $    55.3      $    60.3      $    76.0      $    69.4
IT Services and Hardware              4.1            3.8            2.0            1.9            3.8
Corporate                             --             0.1            0.1            --             --
Total capital expenditures       $    67.2      $    59.2      $    62.4      $    77.9      $    73.2
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income to Normalized Net Income Applicable to Common Shareholders and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share (Non-GAAP)
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                                                                     Three Months Ended
                                                                     September 30, 2016                      September 30, 2015
Net income applicable to common shareholders                         $                           16.2        $                           77.7
Special items:
                  Selling, general and administrative                                            --                                      1.5                           [C]
                  Restructuring charges                                                          --                                      0.3                           [D]
                  (Loss) gain on sale or disposal of assets                                      1.1     [A]                             (1.4                        ) [E]
                  Transaction costs                                                              --                                      0.8                           [F]
                  Loss on extinguishment of debt                                                 11.4    [B]                             7.8                           [G]
                  Gain on sale of CyrusOne investment                                            (33.3 )                                 (117.7                      )
                  Income tax effect of special items *                                           7.5                                     39.1
Total special items                                                                              (13.3 )                                 (69.6                       )
Less: income from discontinued operations, net of tax                                            --                                      1.0
Net income applicable to common shareowners, excluding special items                             2.9                                     7.1
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding                                                      42.1                                    42.0
Diluted earnings per common share                                                                0.38                                    1.85
Adjusted diluted earnings per common share                           $                           0.07        $                           0.17
*                 Special items have been tax effected at 36%.
A                 Loss on disposal of assets no longer in use.
B                 Loss on extinguishment of debt due to the redemption of $312.5 million of the outstanding 8 3/8% Senior Notes due 2020 and $4.0 million of the outstanding 7 1/4% Senior Notes due 2023, partially offset by a gain on the redemption of $6.0 million of the outstanding Cincinnati Bell Telephone Notes.
C                 Employee contract termination costs.
D                 Restructuring charges consist of employee severance.
E                 Gain on sale of our cyber-security assets, previously recorded as a loss pending financing being secured by the acquitting company.
F                 Transaction costs associated with exploring opportunities to increase the scale of our IT services and Hardware segment.
G                 Loss on extinguishment of debt related to the redemption of $137.6 million of the outstanding 8 3/8% Senior Notes due 2020.
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income to Normalized Net Income Applicable to Common Shareholders and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share (Non-GAAP)
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                                                                     Nine Months Ended
                                                                     September 30, 2016                           September 30, 2015
Net income applicable to common shareholders                         $                               95.6         $                               313.3
Special items:
                  Selling, general and administrative                                                --                                           5.3                                                                                                                                                                                      [D]
                  Restructuring charges                                                              --                                           6.0                                                                                                                                                                                      [E]
                  (Loss) gain on sale or disposal of assets                                          1.1      [A]                                 0.3                                                                                                                                                                                      [F]
                  Curtailment loss                                                                   --                                           0.3                                                                                                                                                                                      [G]
                  Transaction costs                                                                  --                                           0.8                                                                                                                                                                                      [H]
                  Loss on extinguishment of debt                                                     14.2     [B]                                 21.3                                                                                                                                                                                     [I]
                  Gain on sale of CyrusOne investment                                                (151.9 )                                     (412.9 )
                  Other income, net                                                                  (1.1   ) [C]                                 --
                  Income tax effect of special items *                                               49.6                                         136.4
Total special items                                                                                  (88.1  )                                     (242.5 )
Less: income from discontinued operations, net of tax                                                --                                           60.8
Net income applicable to common shareowners, excluding special items                                 7.5                                          10.0
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding                                                          42.1                                         42.0
Diluted earnings per common share                                                                    2.27                                         7.46
Adjusted diluted earnings per common share                                                           0.18                                         0.24
*                 Special items have been tax effected at 36%.
A                 Loss on disposal of assets no longer in use.
B                 Loss on extinguishment of debt due to the redemption of $393.9 million of the outstanding 8 3/8% Senior Notes due 2020, $4.0 million of the outstanding 7 1/4% Senior Notes due 2023 and amending the Corporate Credit Agreement, partially offset by a gain on the redemption of $40.8 million of the outstanding Cincinnati Bell Telephone Notes.
C                 Adjust asset retirement obligation to lower expected costs associated with wireless tower decommissioning.
D                 Pension related charges of $3.8 million associated with non-qualified excess plan and $1.5 million of employee contract termination costs.
E                 Restructuring charges consist of employee severance, project costs to identify opportunities to further integrate the business markets within our Entertainment and Communications segment and IT Services and Hardware segment, and lease abandonment costs.
F                 Loss is attributable to a software project that was abandoned in the second quarter of 2015.
G                 Curtailment loss resulted from an amendment to the bargained pension plan.
H                 Transaction costs associated with exploring opportunities to increase the scale of our IT Services and Hardware segment.
I                 Loss on extinguishment of debt related to the redemption of $300.0 million of the outstanding 8 3/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2018 on May 7, 2015, and due to the redemption of $45.1 million and $137.6 million of the outstanding 8 3/8% Senior Notes due 2020 during the second and third quarter, respectively.
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Reconciliation of Operating Income (GAAP) Guidance to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) Guidance
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
          2016 Operating Income (GAAP) Guidance       $ 105
          Add:
          Depreciation and amortization                 180
          Pension and other retirement plan expenses    17
          Other                                         1
          2016 Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) Guidance    $ 303                                             *
          * Plus or minus 2 percent
CONTACT:

Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Investor contact:
Josh Duckworth, 513-397-2292
Joshua.Duckworth@cinbell.com

Media contact:
Jane Weiler, 513-397-9941
Jane.Weiler@cinbell.com

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