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Ascent Capital Mulls Acquisitions

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ASCM.A) is seeking acquisitions. Use of an asset-light model allows Ascent Capital allows it to be more flexible in terms of acquisitions, and minimizes capital expenditures.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. Presents at Imperial Capital 8th Annual Global Opportunities Conference, Sep-18-2014 11:30 AM

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. Presents at Imperial Capital 8th Annual Global Opportunities Conference, Sep-18-2014 11:30 AM. Venue: Waldorf Astoria New York, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, United States. Speakers: John A. Orr, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Michael R. Meyers, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Monitronics International Inc.

Ascent Capital Mulls Acquisitions

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ASCM.A) is looking for acquisitions. Ascent’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Fitzgerald said, “We are very pleased with the performance of the business during the first half of 2014 with Monitronics delivering strong growth in revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and total subscribers in the first half of the year. At the holding company level, we repurchased over 116,000 shares in the quarter and continue to explore the most appropriate uses of our capital, including acquisition opportunities within alarm monitoring and related sectors.”

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net revenue of $134.7 million, an increase of 31.7% compared to $102.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Operating income was $18.847 million against $19.096 million a year ago. Loss from continuing operations before income taxes was $8.774 million against from continuing operations before income taxes of $1.126 million a year ago. Net loss from continuing operations was $10.511 million or $0.77 per diluted share against net income from continuing operations of $0.212 million or $0.01 per diluted share a year ago. Net loss was $10.278 million or $0.75 per diluted share against net income of $0.065 million nil per share a year ago. Total adjusted EBITDA was $88.546 million against $71.224 million a year ago. The increase in net revenue reflects account growth at Monitronics, which makes up all of Ascent's revenue. The increase in adjusted EBITDA is primarily due to revenue and subscriber growth at Monitronics, as well as the acquisition of Security Networks. For the six months, the company's net revenue increased 32.2% to $267.6 million against $202.431 million a year ago. The increase in net revenue for the three and six month time periods is predominantly attributable to increases in Monitronics' subscriber accounts and average RMR per subscriber, which were both driven primarily by the August 16, 2013 acquisition of Security Networks. Adjusted EBITDA increase is primarily due to revenue and subscriber growth at Monitronics. Operating income was $37.999 million against 41.477 million a year ago. Loss from continuing operations before income taxes was $16.531 million against income from continuing operations before income taxes of $4.214 million a year ago. Net loss from continuing operations was $19.889 million or $1.45 per diluted share against net income from continuing operations of $2.526 million or $0.17 per diluted share a year ago. Net loss was 20.010 million or $1.46 per diluted share against net income of $2.825 million or $0.19 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $114.930 million against $100.505 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $3.212 million against $3.990 million a year ago. Total adjusted EBITDA was $176.490 million against $142.524 million a year ago.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. to Report Q2, 2014 Results on Aug 07, 2014

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. announced that they will report Q2, 2014 results at 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time on Aug 07, 2014

 

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