XNAS:WWVY Quarterly Report 10-Q Filing - 3/31/2012

Effective Date 3/31/2012

 

UNITED STATES

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

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Form 10-Q

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
  For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012

 

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
  For the transition period from__________ to __________

 

Commission File No. 0-11174

 

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Warwick Valley Telephone Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

New York 14-1160510
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification No.)
47 Main Street 10990
Warwick, New York (Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)  

 

Registrant’s telephone, including area code: (845) 986-8080

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. YES x NO £

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). YES x NO £

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer £ Accelerated filer x
Non-accelerated filer £ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company) Smaller reporting company £

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. YES £ NO x

 

The number of shares of Warwick Valley Telephone Company common stock outstanding as of May 4, 2012 was 5,797,628.

 

 
 

 

Index to Form 10-Q

 

Part I Financial Information  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements  
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 (unaudited) and December 31, 2011 (audited) 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited) 4
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited) 5
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited) 6
     
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 7
     
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 20
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 23
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 23
     
     
Part II Other Information  
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 24
     
Item 5. Other Information 24
     
Item 6. Exhibits 24
     
     
     
     

 

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Part I – Financial Information

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

 WARWICK VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
   (Unaudited)     
Assets        
         
Current assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $2,275   $4,575 
Short term investments   259    259 
Accounts receivable - net of allowance for uncollectibles - $582 and $759 in 2012 and 2011, respectively   3,245    2,717 
Other accounts receivable   93    174 
Materials and supplies   855    832 
Prepaid expenses   884    731 
Prepaid income taxes   3,272    2,715 
Deferred income taxes   405    405 
Total current assets   11,288    12,408 
           
Property, plant and equipment, net   24,773    25,425 
Unamortized debt issuance costs   25    45 
Intangibles, net   8,473    8,605 
Investments   153    1,979 
Goodwill   9,121    9,121 
Other assets   336    333 
           
Total assets  $54,169   $57,916 
           
Liabilities  and Shareholders' Equity          
           
Current liabilities          
Short term borrowings  $5,600   $5,600 
Current maturities of long-term debt   759    1,139 
Accounts payable   1,311    1,715 
Amounts due in connection with business acquisition   2,207    2,377 
Derivative liability in connection with business acquisition   145    131 
Advance billing and payments   358    390 
Customer deposits   51    51 
Accrued taxes   521    521 
Pension and post retirement benefit obligations   622    622 
Other accrued expenses   3,186    3,347 
Total current liabilities   14,760    15,893 
           
           
Amounts due in connection with business acquisition   472    472 
Deferred income taxes   1,431    1,358 
Pension and post retirement benefit obligations   9,764    9,915 
           
Total liabilities   26,427    27,638 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Puttable common stock, $.01 par value, 272,479 shares issued and outstanding   4,125    4,125 
           
Shareholders' equity          
Preferred shares - $100 par value, authorized and issued shares of 5,000;          
 $0.01 par value authorized and unissued shares of 10,000,000;   500    500 
Common stock - $0.01 par value, authorized shares of 10,000,000   62    62 
   issued 6,582,209 and 6,490,318 shares at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2012, respectively          
Treasury stock - at cost, 784,581 and 735,391 common shares at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   (6,987)   (6,262)
Additional paid in capital   7,059    6,191 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (4,850)   (4,979)
Retained earnings   27,833    30,641 
           
Total shareholders' equity   23,617    26,153 
           
   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $54,169   $57,916 

 

Please see accompanying notes, which are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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WARWICK VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

    Three Months Ended 
    March 31, 
   2012   2011 
         
Operating revenues          
Telephone  $3,807   $4,748 
Unified Communications   3,274    1,430 
           
Total operating revenues   7,081    6,178 
           
Operating expenses          
 Cost of services and products (exclusive of depreciation and          
    amortization expense)   3,548    3,247 
 Selling, general and administration expenses   5,408    3,485 
 Depreciation and amortization   1,279    1,397 
           
Total operating expenses   10,235    8,129 
           
Operating loss   (3,154)   (1,951)
           
Other income (expense)          
Interest income (expense), net of capitalized interest   (57)   57 
Income from equity method investment   1,425    3,218 
Other income (expense), net   (5)   6 
           
Total other income (expense)   1,363    3,281 
           
Income (loss) before income taxes   (1,791)   1,330 
           
Income taxes (benefit)   (557)   458 
           
Net income (loss)   (1,234)   872 
           
Preferred dividends   6    6 
           
Income (loss) applicable to common stock  $(1,240)  $866 
           
           
Basic earnings (loss) per common share  $(0.22)  $0.16 
Basic earnings (loss) per puttable common share  $(0.22)  $0.00 
           
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share  $(0.22)  $0.16 
Diluted earnings (loss) per puttable common share  $(0.22)  $0.00 
Weighted average shares of common stock          
  used to calculate earnings (loss) per share          
Basic (common)   5,716,020    5,389,842 
Basic (puttable common)   272,479    - 
Diluted (common)   5,716,020    5,416,020 
Diluted (puttable common)   272,479    - 
           
Dividends declared per common share  $0.27   $0.26 

 

Please see accompanying notes, which are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements. 

 

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WARWICK VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(Unaudited)

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

   Three Months Ended  
   March 31,  
   2012   2011 
         
Net income (loss)  $(1,234)  $872 
           
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:          
Unrealized holding gains (loss)  arising during the period   -    (5)
Defined benefit pension plans:          
Amortization of transition obligation   4    - 
Prior service cost arising during period   (44)   (52)
Net loss arising during period   169    164 
           
Other comprehensive income (loss)   129    107 
           
Comprehensive income (loss)  $(1,105)  $979 

 

 Please see accompanying notes, which are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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WARWICK VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

($ in thousands)

 

   Three Months Ended  
    March 31, 
   2012   2011 
CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES          
           
Net income (loss)  $(1,234)  $872 
 Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:     
 Depreciation and amortization   1,279    1,397 
 Allowance for uncollectibles   177    75 
 Stock based compensation expense   192    143 
 Deferred income taxes   -    58 
 Income from equity investments, net of distributions   1,826    (786)
 Change in fair value of derivative liability   14    - 
Changes in assets and liabilities          
 Accounts receivable   (707)   94 
 Other accounts receivable   81    (66)
 Materials and supplies   (23)   (14)
 Prepaid income taxes   (557)   (155)
 Prepaid expenses   (153)   (172)
 Accounts payable   (404)   123 
 Advance billing and payments   (32)   1 
 Accrued taxes   -    (727)
 Pension and postretirement benefit obligations   51    (4)
 Other accrued expenses   (161)   (749)
           
     Net cash provided by operating activities   349    90 
           
    CASH FLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES          
 Capital expenditures   (329)   (1,335)
 Purchase of intangibles   (147)   - 
 Sale of short-term investments   -    289 
 Purchase of short-term investments   -    (993)
           
     Net cash used in investing  activities   (476)   (2,039)
           
           
    CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
 Repayment of long-term debt   (380)   (380)
 Repayment of amount due in connection with business acquisition   (170)   - 
 Purchase of treasury stock   (50)   (1,072)
 Exercise of stock options   -    872 
Dividends (Common and Preferred)   (1,573)   (1,428)
           
    Net cash used in financing activities   (2,173)   (2,008)
           
    Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (2,300)   (3,957)
           
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   4,575    10,899 
           
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $2,275   $6,942 
           
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:          
     Treasury stock acquired in connection with cashless exercise of stock options  $677   $1,013 

 

  Please see accompanying notes, which are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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WARWICK VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

NOTE 1: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Nature of Operations

 

Warwick Valley Telephone Company (the “Company”) is a cloud-based communications company that provides Unified Communications (“UC”) solutions and enterprise hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) and operates as a regional Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (“ILEC”) in southern Orange County, New York and northern New Jersey. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Company delivers cloud-based Unified Communications solutions including Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”), hosted Microsoft Communication Services, fixed mobile convergence and advanced voice applications for a broad customer base including enterprise customers, small and medium-sized businesses and other business customers. The Company’s ILEC operations consist of providing historic local and toll telephone service, Internet high speed broadband service, satellite video service and DIRECTV to residential and business customers.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of the Company’s management, all adjustments consisting only of normal recurring adjustments considered necessary for fair presentation have been included. Operating results and cash flows for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire year.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All material intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and any disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

Reclassifications

 

Certain items in the segment footnote (see Note 8) have been reclassified in order to conform to the current presentation.

 

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WARWICK VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

NOTE 2: BUSINESS ACQUISITION – PRO FORMA INFORMATION

 

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated results of operations for the Company for the three months ended March 31, 2011 assumes that the purchase of certain assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Alteva LLC on August 5, 2011 occurred instead on January 1, 2011. The unaudited pro forma information presents the combined operating results of the purchased lines of business and the Company with the results prior to the asset purchase date adjusted for amortization of intangibles and depreciation of fixed assets based on the purchase price allocation and the elimination of acquisition related costs.

 

These unaudited pro forma results do not purport to be indicative of the results that would have been obtained if the asset purchase did not occur as of January 1, 2011 nor does the unaudited pro forma data intend to be a projection of results that may be obtained in the future.

 

   Three Months 
   Ended 
   March 31, 2011 
     
Revenue  $7,744 
      
Net income  $621 
      
Earnings per common share:     
      
Basic  $.12 
      
Dilluted  $.11 

 

NOTE 3:   RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In May 2011, an accounting standards update regarding fair value measurement was issued. This update was issued to provide a consistent definition of fair value and ensure that the fair value measurement and disclosure requirements are similar between U.S.GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. This update also changes certain fair value measurement principles and enhances the disclosure requirements particularly for Level 3 fair value measurements. This update became effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The Company adopted this standard effective January 1, 2012 and it did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2011, an accounting standards update regarding the presentation of comprehensive income was issued. This update was issued to increase the prominence of items reported in other comprehensive income and requires that all non-owner changes in stockholders’ equity be presented either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. This update became effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. The Company adopted this standard effective January 1, 2012 and elected to present comprehensive income in two separate but consecutive statements as part of the condensed consolidated financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

In September 2011, an accounting standards update regarding the testing of goodwill for impairment was issued. This update allows a company to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount to determine whether it is necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test. This update became effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. The Company adopted this standard effective January 1, 2012 and it did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In December 2011, an accounting standards update regarding balance sheet disclosures of offsetting assets and liabilities was issued. This update requires disclosure on information about offsetting and related arrangements to enable users of an entity’s financial statements to understand the effect of those arrangements on its financial position. An entity is required to apply the amendments for annual reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and interim periods within those annual periods. An entity should provide the disclosures required by those amendments retrospectively for all comparative periods presented. The Company does not believe this will have a material impact on its disclosures or consolidated financial statements.

 

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WARWICK VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

NOTE 4: SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

 

The following is a summary of the Company’s short-term investments classified as available for sale, at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

       Unrealized   Fair Value 
   Amortized   Gains   Carrying 
   Cost   (Losses)   Value 
March 31, 2012               
Bank certificate of deposit  $259   $-   $259 
                
December 31, 2011               
Bank certificate of deposit  $259   $-   $259 

 

NOTE 5: FAIR VALUE

 

Fair value is the estimated price that would be received upon the sale of an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The Company is required by accounting standards to provide the disclosure framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosure about fair value measurements. Fair value measurements are classified and disclosed in one of the following categories:

 

 

 

Level 1:Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities. The Company considers active markets as those in which transactions for the assets or liabilities occur in sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.

 

Level 2: Quoted prices in markets that are not active, or inputs which are observable, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability. This category includes those derivative instruments that the Company values using observable market data. Substantially all of these inputs are observable in the marketplace throughout the term of the derivative instruments, can be derived from observable data, or supported by observable levels at which transactions are executed in the marketplace.

 

Level 3: Measured based on prices or valuation models that require inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and less observable from objective sources (i.e. supported by little or no market activity). The Company’s valuation models are primarily industry standard models. Level 3 instruments include derivative warrant instruments. The Company does not have sufficient corroborating evidence to support classifying these assets and liabilities as Level 1 or Level 2.

 

Financial assets and liabilities are classified based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The Company’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement requires judgment, and may affect the valuation of the fair value of assets and liabilities and their placement within the fair value hierarchy levels.

 

The following table represents the Company’s fair value hierarchy for its financial assets (cash equivalents and short-term investments) measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2012:

 

   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
                     
Short-term investments  $259   $-   $-   $259 

 

The following table represents the Company’s fair value hierarchy for its financial assets (cash equivalents and short-term investments) measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2011:

 

   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
                     
Short-term investments  $257   $-   $-   $257 

  

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WARWICK VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Derivative liability

 

In connection with Asset Purchase Agreement, the members of Alteva, LLC entered into a Lock-Up and Put Agreement with the Company effective October 21, 2011. The purchase price protection provision is considered to be a derivative instrument and must be valued and recognized at the instrument’s current fair market value as of the date of issuance and adjusted each period the financial statements are presented. The Company employed a binomial pricing model to calculate the fair value of the price protection and recorded the fair value as a current liability on its consolidated balance sheet. Inputs are adjusted each period to reflect changes in the Company’s estimate of value of the underlying common stock.

 

The fair value of the price protection was estimated utilizing the binomial pricing model with the following assumptions for the three months ended March 31, 2012:

 

Binomial method     
Model iterations   100.5
Simulated median price  $13.16
Exercise price per share  $11.74
Expected volatility   17.69%
Risk free interest rate   17.00%
Yield rate   8.21%

 

The following table represents the Company’s fair value hierarchy for its financial liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2012:

 

   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
                     
Derivative liability in connection with business acquisition  $0   $0   $145   $145 

 

 

The following table represents the Company’s fair value hierarchy for its financial liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2011:

 

   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
                     
Derivative liability in connection with business acquisition  $0   $0   $131   $131 

 

 

The following table represents a summary of changes in the fair value of the Company’s Level 3 derivative liability for the period ended March 31, 2012:

 

Derivative liability balance December 31, 2011  $131 
Increase in fair value of price protection instrument   14 
Derivative liability balance March 31, 2012  $145 

 

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WARWICK VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

NOTE 6: EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) applicable to common shares by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share are computed by dividing net income (loss) applicable to common shares by the weighted average number of common shares adjusted to include the effect of potentially dilutive securities. Potentially dilutive securities include incremental shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options and shares of unvested restricted stock. Diluted earnings (loss) per share exclude all dilutive securities if their effect is anti-dilutive.

 

The weighted average number of shares of common stock used in diluted earnings (loss) per share for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 is as follows:

 

   2012 (1)   2011 
Weighted average shares of common stock          
 used in basic earnings per share   5,443,541    5,389,842 
Effects of puttable common stock   272,479    - 
Effects of stock options   -    10,850 
Effects of restricted stock   -    15,328 
    5,716,020    5,416,020 

 

(1)  Basic and diluted weighted average shares were the same for the three months ended March 31, 2012 because

the effects of the potentially diluted securities were antidilutive and they were excluded from the calculation.

 

NOTE 7: GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

The Unified Communications segment includes $9,121 of goodwill as of March 31, 2012, resulting from the Company’s acquisition of certain assets and certain liabilities of Alteva, LLC in 2011.

 

Acquired goodwill is tested for impairment annually using a fair value approach. Goodwill is also tested for impairment between annual tests if an event occurs or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of an entity below its carrying value. In the first three months of 2012, there was no event or change in circumstance that would have more likely than not reduced the fair value below its carrying value.

 

Intangible assets with finite lives are amortized over their respective estimated useful lives to their estimated residual value. Identifiable intangible assets that are subject to amortization are evaluated for impairment. The components of other intangible assets are as follows:

 

 

   Estimated   Gross   Accumulated   Net 
   Useful Lives   Value   Amortization   Value 
As of March 31, 2012                   
Customer relationships  8 years   $5,400   $(450)  $4,950 
Trade name  15 years    2,400    (106)   2,294 
Telephone seat licenses  5 years    1,519    (290)   1,229 
   Total     $9,319   $(846)  $8,473 

 

      Estimated    Gross   Accumulated   Net 
      Useful Lives    Value   Amortization   Value 
As of December 31, 2011                      
Customer relationships     8 years    $5,400   $(281)  $5,119 
Trade name     15 years     2,400    (67)   2,333 
Telephone seat licenses     5 years     1,372    (219)   1,153 
   Total        $9,172   $(567)  $8,605 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

NOTE 8: SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

Segment Realignment

 

In the first quarter of 2012, the Company realigned its segment reporting (internal and external) and renamed the Online segment Unified Communications. The Company made these changes as a result of its purchase, on August 5, 2011, of substantially all of the assets of and certain liabilities of Alteva, LLC, a cloud-based Unified Communications solutions provider and enterprise hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) provider. The acquisition is part of the Company’s future strategy as it continues to transform the operations from one primarily dependent upon its ILEC and related revenues, to one more focused on developing and implementing a UC solutions strategy. Accordingly, Broadband Internet, dial-up internet access services and TV services, which previously were included in the Company’s Online segment, became part of the Telephone segment. Concurrently, to align the segments with the Company’s revised management structure and operating model, wholesale carrier services and conference services were also moved out of the Telephone segment and into the Unified Communications service segment. The Company believes the new strategy, which realigns the reportable segments, will enable the Company to develop a more sustainable business in the future that will drive earnings growth and provide a better return on our assets.

 

The Company’s segments are strategic business units that offer different products and services and are managed as Telephone and Unified Communications (“UC”) services. The Company evaluates the performance of the segments based upon factors such as revenue growth, expense containment, market share and operating results.

 

The Telephone segment provides telecommunications services including local, network access, long distance services, wireless, broadband, TV service and directory services. The UC segment provides enterprise hosted VoIP services, wholesale carrier services and conference services.

 

The segment results presented below are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations these segments would have achieved had they operated as stand-alone entities during the periods presented.

 

Segment balance sheet information as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 is set forth below:

 

 

   March 31,
2012
   December 31,
2011
 
Segment assets          
Telephone  $115,403   $116,215 
Unified Communications   21,432    21,543 
Eliminations   (82,666)   (79,842)
Total segment assets  $54,169   $57,916 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Segment statement of operations information for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 is set forth below:

 

   2012   2011 
Segment operating revenues          
Telephone  $3,807   $4,748 
Unified Communications   3,274    1,430 
Total segment operating revenues  $7,081   $6,178 
           
Segment depreciation and amortization          
Telephone  $852   $1,142 
Unified Communications   427    255 
Total segment depreciation and amortization  $1,279   $1,397 
           
Segment operating loss          
Telephone  $(383)  $(87)
Unified Communications   (2,771)   (1,864)
Total segment operating loss  $(3,154)  $(1,951)
           
Interest income, (expense), net   (57)   57 
Income from equity investment   1,425    3,218 
Other (expenses) income, net   (5)   6 
Income (loss)  before income taxes  $(1,791)  $1,330 

 

 

Certain regulatory revenue, which includes Universal Service funds (“USF”) and National Exchange Carrier Association (“NECA”) pool settlements, accounts for 8% and 14% of the Company’s revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Accounts receivable for certain regulatory revenue represents 6% and 13% of consolidated accounts receivable at March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

 

 

NOTE 9: MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

 

 

Material and supplies are carried at average cost. As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, material and supplies consisted of the following:

  

   2012   2011 
Inventory for outside plant  $326   $322 
Inventory for central office   268    266 
Inventory for online equipment   80    77 
Inventory for video equipment   65    68 
Inventory for equipment held for sale or lease   16    16 
Inventory for VoIP telephone equipment   100    83 
   $855   $832 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

NOTE 10: PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property, plant and equipment, at cost, consisted of the following as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

   2012   2011 
Land, buildings and other support equipment  $11,027   $10,908 
Network communications equipment   36,337    36,187 
Telephone plant   30,651    30,571 
Online plant   6,886    6,885 
Plant in service   84,901    84,551 
Plant under construction   274    297 
    85,175    84,848 
Less: Accumulated depreciation   60,402    59,423 
Property, plant and equipment, net  $24,773   $25,425 

 

 

NOTE 11: ORANGE COUNTY-POUGHKEEPSIE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

The Company is a limited partner in the Orange County-Poughkeepsie Limited Partnership (the “O-P”) and had an 8.108% equity interest in the O-P as of March 31, 2012 and 2011, which is accounted for under the equity method of accounting. The majority owner and general partner of the O-P is Verizon Wireless of the East L.P.

 

On May 26, 2011, the Company entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless of the East LP, the general partner and a limited partner, and Cellco Partnership, the other limited partner, in the O-P to make certain changes to the O-P partnership agreement which, among other things, specifies that the O-P will provide 4G cellular services (the “4G Agreement”). The 4G Agreement provides that the O-P’s business will be converted from a wholesale business to a retail business. The 4G Agreement provides for guaranteed annual cash distributions to the Company from the O-P through 2013. For 2011, annual cash distributions from the O-P were $13,600 and for 2012 and 2013 the annual cash distributions will be $13,000. Annual cash distributions will be paid in equal quarterly amounts. The 4G Agreement also gives the Company the right (the “Put”) to require one of the O-P’s limited partners to purchase all the Company’s ownership interest in the O-P during April 2013 or April 2014 for an amount equal to the greater of (a) $50,000 or (b) the product of five (5) times 0.081081 times the O-P’s EBITDA, as defined in the 4G Agreement for the calendar year preceding the exercise of the Put.

 

The conversion of the O-P from a wholesale business to a retail business pursuant to the 4G Agreement increases the cellular service costs and operating expenses incurred by the O-P, which is expected to cause a subsequent reduction in the O-P’s net income primarily due to the inclusion of sales and marketing expenses. Although the Company’s share of the O-P’s net income recorded in the Company’s income statement is expected to decrease, the annual cash distributions the Company receives from the O-P will remain unchanged through 2013 pursuant to the terms of the 4G Agreement.

 

Pursuant to the equity method accounting of the Company’s investment income, the Company is required to record the income from the O-P as an increase to the Company’s investment account. The Company is required to apply the cash payments made under the 4G Agreement as a return on its investment when received. Under equity method accounting, the Company currently reports as income its proportionate share of the O-P income that is less than the guaranteed cash distributions it receives from the O-P. The cash distributions the Company receives from the O-P that are in excess of the Company’s proportionate share of the O-P income are recorded as a reduction of its investment account. As a result of receiving the fixed guaranteed cash distributions from the O-P in excess of the Company’s proportionate share of the O-P income, the investment account is expected to be reduced to zero during the second quarter of 2012. Thereafter, the Company will record the fixed guaranteed cash distributions that are received from the O-P in excess of the proportionate share of the O-P income directly to the Company’s statement of operations as other income.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

The following summarizes the income statement (unaudited) for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 that the O-P provided to the Company:

 

 

   2012   2011 
Net sales  $74,235   $48,389 
Cellular service cost   36,047    5,488 
Operating expenses   20,620    3,210 
Operating income   17,568    39,691 
Other income (expense)   3    (1)
Net income  $17,571   $39,690 
           
Company share  $1,425   $3,218 

 

The following summarizes the balance sheet as of March 31, 2012 (unaudited) and December 31, 2011 that O-P provided to the Company:

 

   2012   2011 
Current assets  $19,548   $20,525 
Property, plant and equipment, net   39,189    39,596 
Total assets  $58,737   $60,121 
           
Total liabilities  $37,888   $42,500 
Partners' capital   20,849    17,621 
Total liabilities and partners' capital  $58,737   $60,121 

 

NOTE 12: PENSION AND POSTRETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS

 

The components of net periodic cost (gain) for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are as follows:

 

   Pension Benefits   Postretirement Benefits 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Service cost  $-   $-   $4   $3 
Interest cost   192    217    54    61 
Expected return on plan assets   (219)   (205)   (43)   (40)
Amortization of transition asset   -    -    7    7 
Amortization of prior service cost   14    14    (83)   (83)
Amortization of net loss   231    218    34    24 
                     
Net periodic benefit cost (gain)  $218   $244   $(27)  $(28)

 

The Company expects to contribute $622 to its pension plans in 2012. For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and March 31, 2011, the Company has contributed $141 to its pension and postretirement benefits plans.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

NOTE 13: INCOME TAXES

 

Generally, for interim tax reporting, one overall estimated annual effective tax rate is computed for tax jurisdictions not subject to valuation allowance and applied to the year to date ordinary income loss. The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2012, and 2011 was 31.1% and 34.4%, respectively. The adjusted tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was lower than the U.S. statutory rate primarily due to the net tax benefits.

 

The accounting standard regarding accounting for uncertainty in income taxes requires uncertain tax positions to be classified as non-current income tax liabilities, unless expected to be paid within one year. As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company has no liability for unrecognized tax benefits.

 

The Company recognizes interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense. For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, there was no interest expense relating to unrecognized tax benefits.

 

The Company and its subsidiaries file a U.S. federal consolidated income tax return. The U.S. federal statute of limitations remains open for the years 2008 and thereafter.

 

NOTE 14: SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

A summary of the changes to shareholders’ equity for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 is provided below:

 

 

   2012   2011 
Shareholders' equity, beginning of period  $26,153   $36,425 
Net income (loss)   (1,234)   872 
Dividends paid on common stock   (1,567)   (1,422)
Dividends paid on preferred stock   (6)   (6)
Stock and stock option compensation   192    143 
Treasury stock purchases   (725)   (1,072)
Exercise of stock options   675    872 
Unrealized loss on investments   0    (5)
Changes in pension and postretirement benefit plans   129    112 
           
Shareholders' equity, end of period  $23,617   $35,919 

 

NOTE 15:    STOCK BASED COMPENSATION

 

The Company adopted and, at the annual meeting held on April 29, 2011, its shareholders approved, the Amended and Restated 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “Amended and Restated LTIP”) to assist the Company and its affiliates in attracting, motivating and retaining selected individuals to serve as employees, directors, consultants and advisors of the Company and its affiliates by providing incentives to such individuals through the ownership and performance of the Company’s common stock. The Amended and Restated LTIP increases the total number of shares authorized under the Amended and Restated LTIP from 500,000 shares to 1,100,000 shares of common stock. The increases in the number of shares available under the Amended and Restated LTIP required approval from the New York Public Service Commission (“NYPSC”) and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“NJBPU”). As of March 31, 2012, the Company received approval from both the NYPSC and the NJBPU. Shares available for grant under the Amended and Restated LTIP may be either authorized but unissued shares or shares that have been reacquired by the Company and designated as treasury shares. As of March 31, 2012, 622,442 shares of the Company’s common stock were available for grant under the Amended and Restated LTIP. The Amended and Restated LTIP permits the issuance by the Company of awards in the form of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock and restricted stock units and performance shares. The exercise price per share of the Company’s common stock purchasable under any stock option or stock appreciation right may not be less than 100% of the fair market value of one share of common stock on the date of grant. The term of any stock option or stock appreciation may not exceed ten years. The Amended and Restated LTIP also provides plan participants with a cashless mechanism to exercise their stock options. Issued restricted stock, stock options and restricted stock units are subject to vesting restrictions.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Restricted Stock Awards

 

The following table summarizes the restricted common stock granted to certain eligible participants during the three months ended March 31, 2012:

 

 

        Grant Date
  Date Issued Shares   Fair Value per Share
           
Restricted stock granted 1/6/2012 14,608   $ 12.93
Restricted stock granted 2/24/2012 31,673   $ 14.38
Total restricted stock granted   46,281      

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense for restricted stock awards of $154 and $113 was recorded in the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Restricted stock awards are amortized over their respective vesting periods of two or three years. The Company records stock-based compensation for grants of restricted stock awards on a straight-line basis. The Company has determined expected forfeitures based on recent activity and is recognizing compensation expense only for those restricted common stock awards expected to vest.

 

The following table summarizes the restricted common stock activity during the period ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:

 

   2012   2011 
Unvested Shares  Shares   Grant Date Weighted
Average per
Share
   Shares   Grant Date Weighted
Average per
Share
 
                 
Balance - Beginning of period   68,559   $14.15    47,373   $12.64 
Granted   46,281    13.92    51,415    14.66 
Vested   (27,635)   13.86    (12,892)   12.53 
Forfeited   (66)   14.11    0    0.00 
Balance - End of period   87,139   $14.12    85,896   $13.87 

 

The total fair value of restricted stock awards that vested during the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 was $355 and $162, respectively.

 

Stock Options

 

The following tables summarize stock option activity for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, along with options exercisable at the end of the period:

  

   2012   2011 
Options  Shares   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Shares   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
                 
Outstanding - Beginning of period   203,864   $14.02    160,733   $11.33 
Stock options granted   144,852    14.38    147,469    14.83 
Exercised   (45,610)   14.85    (79,932)   10.91 
Forfeited   -    -    -    - 
Outstanding - End of period   303,106   $14.07    228,270   $13.74 
                     
Vested and Expected to Vest at March 31   303,106         228,270      
Exercisable at March 31   75,485         7,458      

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Stock options vest over a three-year period. The following table summarizes information about fixed price stock options outstanding at March 31, 2012:

 

       Weighted   Weighted Average     
       Average   Remaining   Aggregate 
   Shares   Exercise   Contractual   Instrinsic 
Exercise Price Per Share  Outstanding   Price   Life (Years)   Value 
$10.78   15,166   $10.78    6.4   $62 
$10.02   4,051    10.02    7.0    20 
$11.20   7,517    11.20    7.1    27 
$12.97   7,000    12.97    7.7    13 
$12.76   333    12.76    7.7    1 
$12.88   22,328    12.88    7.9    44 
$14.70   18,849    14.70    8.9    3 
$14.85   83,010    14.85    8.9    0 
$14.38   144,852    14.38    9.9    68 
                     
    303,106   $14.07    9.1   $238 
                     
Exercisable at March 31, 2012   75,485   $13.07    7.9   $134 

 

 

Stock based compensation expense for stock option awards was $38 and $30 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

The aggregate intrinsic value in the table above represents the total pretax intrinsic value (the difference between the Company’s closing stock price on the last trading day, March 31, 2012, and the exercise price times the number of shares) that would have been received by the option holders had all the option holders exercised in the money options on March 31, 2012. This amount changes based on the fair market value of the Company’s common stock.

 

The fair value of the above stock-based awards was estimated using the Black-Scholes model with the following weighted-average assumptions for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:

 

Options  2012  2011
       
Expected life (in years)  10  10
Interest rate  2.70%  3.40%
Volatility  27.10%  32.77%
Dividend yield  7.23%  7.00%
Weighted-average fair value per share at grant date  $1.37  $2.16

 

 

The following table sets forth the total stock-based compensation expense resulting from stock options and restricted stock granted to employees that are included in the Company’s consolidated statements of income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:

 

Stock-Based Compensation Expense  2012   2011 
         
Cost of services and products  $10   $17 
Selling, general and administrative expense   182    126 
           
Total stock-based compensation expense  $192   $143 

 

 

As of March 31, 2012, $1,473 of total unrecognized compensation expense related to stock options and restricted common stock is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 2.4 years.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

NOTE 16: SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company has evaluated subsequent events occurring after the balance sheet date. Based on this evaluation, the Company has determined that no subsequent events, except for the matter discussed below, have occurred that require disclosure in the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

On April 19, 2012, the Company filed a Form S-8 Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to register the additional 600,000 shares of our common stock authorized for issuance under the Amended and Restated LTIP.

 

Effective April 30, 2012, the Company and a local exchange carrier mutually agreed to resolve a dispute and entered into a Settlement Agreement. As part of the Settlement Agreement, the Company paid the local exchange carrier $900 on May 4, 2012 by drawing down $900 from its line of credit with Provident Bank. The Company accrued $900 as an expense as of December 31, 2011.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Certain statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “expects” and words of similar import, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following: general economic and business conditions, both nationally and in the geographic regions in which we operate; industry capacity; our ability to successfully integrate Alteva; goodwill impairment; demographic changes; technological changes and changes in consumer demand; existing governmental regulations and changes in or our failure to comply with, governmental regulations; legislative proposals relating to the businesses in which we operate; changes to the USF; risks associated with our unfunded pension liability; competition; the loss of any significant ability to attract and retain highly skilled personnel and any other factors that are described in “Risk Factors.” Given these uncertainties, current and prospective investors should be cautioned regarding reliance on such forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, we disclaim any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revision to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments. For a further discussion of the matters described above, see Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

Overview

 

We are a cloud-based communications company that provides Unified Communications (“UC”) solutions, enterprise hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) and operates as a regional Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (“ILEC”) in southern Orange County, New York and northern New Jersey. Through our Alteva and USA Datanet subsidiaries, we deliver cloud-based UC solutions including enterprise hosted VoIP, hosted Microsoft Communication Services, fixed mobile convergence and advanced voice applications for the desktop. UC is the unification of an organization’s communications systems. By combining voice service with Microsoft Communications Services products, our customers receive a voice-enabled UC solution that integrates with existing business applications. Alteva’s solutions are designed for the enterprise market of 35 or more users, whereas USA Datanet services organizations with 35 or less users. Our ILEC operations consist of providing our historic local and toll telephone service to residential and business customers, Internet high speed broadband service, and DIRECTV.

 

In the first quarter of 2012, we realigned our segment reporting (internal and external) and renamed our Online segment Unified Communications. We made these changes to take into account the changes in our business resulting from the Alteva transaction. The acquisition is part of our future strategy as we continue to transform our operations from one primarily dependent upon our ILEC business, to one more focused on developing and implementing a UC solutions strategy. Accordingly, Broadband Internet, dial-up Internet access services and TV services, which previously were included in our Online segment, respectively, became part of our Telephone segment. Concurrently, to align the segments with our revised management structure and operating model, we also moved Wholesale carrier services and Conference services out of the Telephone segment and into our Unified Communications segment. We believe our new strategy, which realigned our reportable segments, will enable us to develop a more sustainable business in the future that will drive earnings growth and a better return on our assets.

 

We have a reorganization petition pending in New York and another pending in New Jersey that would allow us to operate as a holding company, and a new wholly-owned subsidiary would conduct our regulated telephone operation. We hope to receive regulatory approval for the reorganization during the second quarter of 2012 and anticipate completing the reorganization by the end of the third quarter of 2012. As a result of the proposed reorganization, we anticipate being able to function with the same flexibility for deploying capital as other diversified telecommunications companies.

 

This discussion and analysis provides information about the important aspects of our operations and investments, both at the consolidated and segment levels, and includes discussions of our results of operations, financial position and sources and uses of cash. The presentation of dollar amounts in this discussion is in thousands. This discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes therein contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

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Executive Summary

 

Revenues grew 15% to $7,081 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, in comparison to $6,178 for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The increase in revenues resulted from a 129% increase in revenues from our UC segment that was caused by the impact of the Alteva transaction. During the three-month period ended March 31, 2012, we had a net loss of $1,234, compared to net income of $872 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2011. This decrease of $2,106 in income was primarily attributable to lower O-P earnings as a result of the transition of the O-P from a wholesale business to a retail business pursuant to the 4G Agreement and the increase in operating expenses resulting from the growth in our UC segment.

 

As of March 31, 2012, we had a working capital deficit of $3,472 which was primarily due to short-term borrowings of $5,600 we incurred in connection with the Alteva transaction and amounts due in conjunction with the Alteva transaction of $2,207. We believe this working capital deficiency is short-term in nature and we expect to satisfy these short-term obligations by extending or refinancing our debt and, if necessary, utilizing cash distributions received from the O-P. We believe that our guaranteed payments from the O-P in 2012 and 2013 will allow us to refinance our debt on favorable terms.

 

As of June 30, 2012, we will no longer offer our landline video service because we determined to exit our landline video service after the expiration of the relevant franchises on that date.

 

Consistent with the past several years, we have continued to experience overall declines in telephone access lines due to sustained competition and cellular substitution for landline telephone services in our regulated franchise area that has reduced revenue in our Telephone segment. In transforming our ILEC business, we will continue to focus our efforts on identifying and pursuing growth opportunities to increase our ILEC broadband Internet business to offset the reduction in residential access lines.

 

Results of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

 

The following table presents a summary of operating results for our Telephone and UC operating segments for the periods indicated:

                                 
   Three months ended March 31, 2012   Three months ended March 31, 2011 
   Revenue   % of Total   Segment   Segment   Revenue   % of Total   Segment   Segment 
       Revenue   Profit (loss)   Margin       Revenue   Profit (loss)   Margin 
                                 
Telephone  $3,807    54%  $(383)   (10%)  $4,748    77%  $(87)   (2%)
Unified Communications   3,274    46%   (2,771)   (85%)   1,430    23%   (1,864)   (130%)
                                         
Total  $7,081    100%  $(3,154)   (45%)  $6,178    100%  $(1,951)   (32%)

  

OPERATING RevenueS

 

Operating revenues for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 increased $903 or 15% to $7,081 from $6,178 in the same period in 2011. This increase was due primarily to a 129% increase in revenues from our UC segment that resulting from the operations of Alteva since its acquisition in August of 2011.

 

Revenues for our UC segment increased 129% from $1,430 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2011 to $3,274 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012. This increase was primarily due to an increase in VoIP revenue of $2,109 resulting from additional revenue from the Alteva transaction.

 

Revenues for our Telephone segment decreased 20% from $4,748 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2011 to $3,807 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012. This decrease was primarily due to decreases in network access services of $431 or 21%, wholesale carrier services of $488 or 78% and DIRECTV revenue of $203 or 73%. The decrease in network access services during the first quarter of 2012 was mainly due to lower USF revenues of $250 due to recent FCC reforms of USF funding, lower billing to carriers of $135 primarily associated with the dispute with a local exchange carrier described in Note 16 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. The decrease in wholesale carrier services was a result of wholesale carriers switching to lower cost competitors and reduced usage form our current customers. The decrease in DIRECTV revenue was due to the termination of the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (“NRTC”) as of August 15, 2011. We no longer bill and collect for the monthly recurring revenue for NRTC and instead we now only receive a commission on DIRECTV sales and reimbursement for installations costs.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

 

Operating expenses for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 increased $2,106 or 26% to $10,235 from $8,129 for the same period in 2011. This increase was primarily due to an increase of 55% in selling, general and administrative expenses associated with the growth of our UC segment and legal and accounting fees associated with (i) the dispute with a local exchange carrier described in Note 16 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, (ii) our reorginazation petitions pending in New York and New Jersey that would allow us to operate as a holding company and (iii) increased accounting fees associated with the review of our 2011 annual report on Form 10-K.

 

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Cost of Services and Products

 

The cost of services and products increased $301 or 9% to $3,548 from $3,247 for the same period in 2011 primarily as a result of the growth in our UC segment.

 

Cost of services and products for our UC segment increased 52% from $1,300 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2011 to $1,977 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012. This increase was primarily due to an increase of $1,013 resulting from the operations of Alteva since its acquisition in August of 2011.

 

Cost of services and products for our Telephone segment decreased 36% from $1,419 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2011 to $1,044 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012. This decrease was attributable to a decrease of $497 in access expense associated with decreased usage by various wholesale carrier customers as described above and a decrease of $229 in content costs for landline video due to the elimination of channel offerings resulting from our preparations to exit our landline video service on June 30, 2012.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $1,923 or 55% to $5,408 from $3,485 for the same period in 2011. This increase was primarily due to an increase of $1,284 resulting from the operations of Alteva since its acquisition in August 2011; legal and accounting fees of $383 (i) associated with the dispute with a local exchange carrier described in Note 16 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, (ii) our reorginazation petitions pending in New York and New Jersey that would allow us to operate as a holding company and (iii) increased accounting fees associated with the review of our 2011 annual report on Form 10-K and the an increase of $255 in compensation expenses associated with our growth initiatives, business plan and the transition of our business.

 

Depreciation and Amortization Expense

 

Depreciation and amortization expense decreased $118 or 8% to $1,279 from $1,397 for the same period in 2011. This was primarily associated with a decrease of $415 due to the full depreciation of central office switches, computer equipment and leasehold improvements in our Telephone segment, offset by an increase of $297 of amortization of the intangible trade name and customer lists associated with Alteva in our UC segment.

 

TOTAL OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)

 

Total other income (expense) for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 decreased $1,918 or 58% to $1,363 from $3,281 in the same quarter 2011. This decrease is due mainly to the decrease of 56% or $1,793 in income from equity method investment as a result of the transition of the O-P from a wholesale to a retail business pursuant to the 4G Agreement and the resulting accounting treatment under equity method accounting. Although our share of the O-P’s net income decreased, the annual cash distributions we receive from the O-P remained unchanged pursuant to the terms of the 4G Agreement. For more information on the 4G Agreement and the accounting treatment of the distributions we receive from the O-P, see Note 11 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

 

We had $2,534 of cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments available at March 31, 2012 as compared with $4,834 at December 31, 2011. This decrease was primarily related to the amounts due in connection with the Alteva transaction, the additional purchase of network equipment and seat licenses and increases in operating expenses. Our cash equivalents consist primarily of bank certificates of deposit.

 

As of March 31, 2012, we had a working capital deficit which was primarily due to short-term borrowings of $5,600 we incurred in connection with the Alteva transaction and amounts due in conjunction with the Alteva transaction of $2,207. We believe this working capital deficiency is short-term in nature and we expect to satisfy these short-term obligations by extending or refinancing our debt and, if necessary, utilizing cash distributions received from the O-P. We believe that our guaranteed payments from the O-P in 2012 and 2013 will allow us to refinance our debt on favorable terms.

 

On August 3, 2011, we entered into a supplement to our master loan agreement with CoBank, ACB. The supplement provides for a $5,000 revolving loan facility in the principal amount of $5,000 (the “CoBank Revolving Loan”). Also on August 3, 2011, we drew down the entire $5,000 principal amount of the CoBank Revolving Loan to fund a portion of the purchase price of the transaction with Alteva, LLC. The CoBank Revolving Loan becomes due and payable on August 2, 2012. Under the terms of the CoBank facility, we are required to comply with certain loan covenants, which include, but are not limited to, the achievement of certain financial ratios, as set forth in the agreement, as well as certain financial reporting requirements. As of March 31, 2012, we are in compliance with these loan covenants.

 

We have an unsecured $4,000 line of credit with Provident Bank. As of March 31, 2012, $600 was outstanding on the line of credit which becomes due and payable on July 28, 2012. Interest is at a variable rate and borrowings are on a demand basis without restrictions. At March 31, 2012, we are in compliance with all loan covenants under the line of credit. On May 4, 2012, we drew down $900 of the line of credit to pay the settlement with the local exchange carrier which is due and payable on July 28, 2012.

 

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In connection with the Alteva transaction, we agreed to pay up to a total of $2,000 in cash to Alteva, LLC, on August 5, 2012 and 2013 (or prior to January 1, 2013 depending on certain tax law changes), if certain performance-based conditions are satisfied. We also withheld $750 from the purchase price as security for a potential working capital adjustment, the payment of certain liabilities and for possible indemnification claims. On August 5, 2012, we will pay to Alteva, LLC the sum of $750, less any amounts offset against such amount pursuant to the terms of our agreement with Alteva, LLC.

 

Between July 28, 2012 and August 5, 2012, we will be obligated to make payments of up to $8,750 pursuant to our obligations to CoBank, ACB, Provident Bank and Alteva, LLC. In order to satisfy our obligations we are currently seeking to refinance our existing debt. We may also explore various sources of liquidity to ensure financing flexibility, including issuing new debt or extending the maturity date of our existing debt, and raising equity through private or public offerings. We believe that our guaranteed payments from the O-P in 2012 and 2013 along with our put right will allow us to refinance our debt on favorable terms or locate alternative financing. If we are unable to refinance or extend the maturity of our existing debt and are unable to locate alternative financing on favorable terms, then we will need to use our O-P distributions and available cash to satisfy these obligations.

 

CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

  

Our source of funds continues to be primarily generated from cash distributions from the O-P which differs from the income from equity method investments reported in our statement of income. For the three-month period ended March 31, 2012, we recorded $1,425 of income from the O-P and $3,250 in cash distributions. For the three-month period ended March 31, 2011, we recorded $3,218 of income from the O-P and $2,432 in cash distributions. Pursuant to the terms of the 4G Agreement, we are guaranteed annual cash distributions from the O-P of $13,000 for both 2012 and 2013. The O-P’s cash distributions are made to us on a quarterly basis.

 

CASH FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

  

Capital expenditures totaled $329 during the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $1,335 for the corresponding period in 2011. The reduction in capital expenditures was primarily a result of planned timing of lower capital expenditures during the first three month of 2012. During the second quarter of 2012, we anticipate obtaining additional office space for our Alteva operations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is expected that these capital expenditures will total approximately $900 during the second quarter of 2012. Intangible asset expenditures totaled $147 during the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to $0 for the corresponding period in 2011. The increase was primarily due to the purchase of additional seat licenses.

 

CASH FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

We used $2,123 in financing activities during the three-month period ended March 31, 2012 virtually unchanged from the prior year period. Dividends declared on our common shares by the Board of Directors were $0.27 per share for the three-months ended March 31, 2012 and were $0.26 for the three-months ended March 31, 2011. The total amount of dividends paid on our common shares by us for each of the three-month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 was $1,573 and $1,428, respectively.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

We are not subject to any material market risk. We do not hold or issue derivative instruments for any purposes or other financial instruments for trading purposes. Our only asset exposed to market risk is our interest bearing bank account. We had $259 of funds deposited in an interest bearing certificate of deposit with a commercial bank at March 31, 2012. In regards to our CoBank ACB term loan, we have the option of choosing the following rate options: Weekly Quoted Variable Rate, Long-Term Fixed Quote and a LIBOR Option. There were no material changes to our quantitative disclosures about market risk as presented in Item 7A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Our management, with the participation of our President and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) and our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer) have evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15(d)-15(e)) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Based upon this evaluation, our President and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) and our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer) have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of March 31, 2012.

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

During the first quarter of 2012, the New York State Public Service Commission (“NYPSC”) and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“NJBPU”) approved our Amended and Restated 2008 Long Term Incentive Plan (“Amended LTIP”) that was approved by our shareholders on April 29, 2011. After receiving approval from the NYPSC and NJBPU but prior to filing our Form S-8 Registration Statement for the Amended LTIP, we granted stock options to purchase 53,543 shares of our common stock to three members of our senior management team under the Amended LTIP. These stock options, which were granted on February 24, 2012, were not registered on a Form S-8 Registration Statement.

 

These stock options were issued without registration under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the "Securities Act”) in reliance on the exemption from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act because in each case there was no general solicitation and only a small number of recipients, which were each members of our senior management team and sophisticated and able to evaluate the risks of the investment. The shares of common stock underlying these stock options are subject to the resale prohibition under the Securities Act and may not be sold or transferred without registration except in accordance with Rule 144 of the Securities Act.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Settlement Agreement

 

Effective April 30, 2012, the Company and a local exchange carrier mutually agreed to resolve a dispute and entered into a Settlement Agreement. As part of the Settlement Agreement, the Company paid the local exchange carrier $900 on May 4, 2012 by drawing down $900 from its line of credit with Provident Bank. The Company accrued $900 as an expense as of December 31, 2011.

 

Shareholders in 401(k) Plan

 

As of March 31, 2012, 1.1% of our outstanding common shares were held by employees in our 401(k) plan. These percentages fluctuate quarterly.

 

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

31.1Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification signed by Duane W. Albro, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

 

31.2Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification signed by Ralph Martucci, Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

32.1Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 signed by Duane W. Albro, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

 

32.2Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 signed by Ralph Martucci, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

  Warwick Valley Telephone Company   
   (Registrant)  

 

 

 

Date: May 10, 2012  /s/Duane W. Albro 
  Duane W. Albro
  President and Chief Executive Officer 
  (Principal Executive Officer) 

 

 

Date: May 10, 2012  /s/Ralph Martucci, Jr. 
  Ralph Martucci, Jr. 
  Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  and Treasurer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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Index to Exhibits

 

31.1Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification signed by Duane W. Albro, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

 

31.2Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification signed by Ralph Martucci, Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

32.1Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 signed by Duane W. Albro, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

 

32.2Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 signed by Ralph Martucci, Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

* 101.INS XBRL Instance Document
* 101.SCH XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
* 101.CAL XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
* 101.DEF XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
* 101.LAB XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
* 101.PRE XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
     
*   Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the information in this exhibit is deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.
         

 

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