CHTR Q1 2015 Earnings 8K

Washington, D.C. 20549


Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 1, 2015

Charter Communications, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

400 Atlantic Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

(203) 905-7801
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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On May 1, 2015, Charter Communications, Inc. issued a press release announcing its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. The following information, including the entirety of the press release appearing in Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is not filed but is furnished pursuant to item 2.02, "Results of Operations and Financial Condition."


Press Release dated May 1, 2015*
* furnished herewith

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This current report includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), regarding, among other things, our plans, strategies and prospects, both business and financial. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, the factors described under "Risk Factors" from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this current report may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "planned," "will," "may," "intend," "estimated," "aim," "on track," "target," "opportunity," “tentative,” "positioning," "designed," "create," "predict," "project," "seek," "would," "could," "continue," "ongoing," "upside," "increases" and "potential," among others. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this current report are set forth in other reports or documents that we file from time to time with the SEC, and include, but are not limited to:

Risks Related to the transaction with Advance/Newhouse Partnership (“A/N”) regarding Bright House Networks, LLC ("Bright House")

as a result of the termination of the transactions agreement between us and Comcast Corporation, we, A/N and Liberty Broadband Corporation entered into a 30-day period in which the parties may renegotiate the transaction regarding Bright House and if no agreement is reached, either we or A/N may terminate the transaction. There can be no assurance that the parties will reach agreement during these negotiations, that any agreement reached will be as favorable to us as the existing transaction terms, or that we or A/N will not terminate the transaction after completion of the negotiations;

the ultimate outcome of the transaction, including the possibility that the transaction may not occur if closing conditions are not satisfied;

if the transaction were to occur, the ultimate outcome and results of integrating operations and application of our operating strategies to the acquired assets and the ultimate ability to realize synergies at the levels currently expected as well as potential programming dis-synergies;

disruption in our business relationships as a result of the transaction;

the impact of the transaction on our stock price and future operating results, including due to transaction and integration costs, increased interest expense, business disruption, and diversion of management time and attention;

the reduction in our current stockholders’ percentage ownership and voting interest as a result of the transaction; and

the increase in indebtedness as a result of the transaction, which will increase interest expense and may decrease our operating flexibility;

Risks Related to Our Business

our ability to sustain and grow revenues and cash flow from operations by offering video, Internet, voice, advertising and other services to residential and commercial customers, to adequately meet the customer experience demands in our markets and to maintain and grow our customer base, particularly in the face of increasingly aggressive competition, the need for innovation and the related capital expenditures;

the impact of competition from other market participants, including but not limited to incumbent telephone companies, direct broadcast satellite operators, wireless broadband and telephone providers, digital subscriber line (“DSL”) providers, and video provided over the Internet and providers of advertising over the Internet;

general business conditions, economic uncertainty or downturn, high unemployment levels and the level of activity in the housing sector;

our ability to obtain programming at reasonable prices or to raise prices to offset, in whole or in part, the effects of higher programming costs (including retransmission consents);

the development and deployment of new products and technologies including our cloud-based user interface, Spectrum Guide®, and downloadable security for set-top boxes;

the effects of governmental regulation on our business or potential business combination transactions;

the availability and access, in general, of funds to meet our debt obligations prior to or when they become due and to fund our operations and necessary capital expenditures, either through (i) cash on hand, (ii) free cash flow, or (iii) access to the capital or credit markets; and

our ability to comply with all covenants in our indentures and credit facilities, any violation of which, if not cured in a timely manner, could trigger a default of our other obligations under cross-default provisions.

All forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. We are under no duty or obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this current report.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Charter Communications, Inc. has duly caused this Current Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

/s/ Kevin D. Howard
Kevin D. Howard
Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller and
Date: May 1, 2015
Chief Accounting Officer

Exhibit Index

Press Release dated May 1, 2015*
* furnished herewith