Went public 2/4/2000 at $19 apiece
Filing Range: 20 mil. shares @ $16 to $19
Shares Outstanding: 90 mil. shares
Underwriters: Credit Suisse First Boston, Salomon Smith
Barney/Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette/Goldman Sachs/Merrill
Lynch/Chase Securities/CIBC World Markets/First Union Securities
(Data except per-share in $ thousands)
Y/E 3 MOS
Total Revenue $272,258 $218,631
Net Loss -114,454 -88,575
Net Loss Per Share -1.27 -.98
Mediacom Communications is the ninth largest cable operator in the U.S. Pending currently contemplated acquisitions, the company’s cable systems will pass about 1.1 million homes and serve approximately 744,000 basic subscribers. Mediacom was founded in July 1995 to acquire and develop cable systems serving principally non-metropolitan markets of the U.S. Since the commencement of operations in March 1996, the company has grown by acquiring underperforming cable systems in markets with favorable demographic profiles. Through September 1999, the company spent about $432.4 million to complete nine acquisitions of cable systems that served 358,000 basic subscribers. In October and November 1999, Mediacom acquired the cable systems of Triax Midwest Associates and Zylstra Communications serving another 358,000 basic subscribers for about $759.6 million. In an effort to provide broadband products and services, the company has undertaken an upgrade program to increase bandwidth capacities into the 550MHz to 750 MHz range. When completed in December 2002, management anticipates that 91% of its customers, up from 73% currently, will be served by upgraded systems.
Estimated net proceeds of $327.1 million will be used to repay debt.
CB Capital Investors LLC, U.S. Investor Inc., Pacific Corporate Group, Morris Communications Corp.
William Morris, Morris Communications Corp. February 2000
Craig Mitchell, Morris Communications Corp. February 2000