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Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc  (NYSE:CCO)
Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call
March 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings Conference Call for Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. Instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

I'll now turn the conference over to your host, Eileen McLaughlin, Vice President, Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Eileen McLaughlin -- Vice President, Investor Relations

Good afternoon, and thank you for joining Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings 2018 fourth quarter and full year earnings call. On the call today are, Rich Bressler, Chief Financial Officer; and Brian Coleman, Senior Vice President and Treasurer. We'll provide an overview of the 2018 fourth quarter and full year financial and operating performances of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc and Clear Channel International, B.V. After an introduction and a review of the quarter and full year, we'll open up the lines for questions. Please note that we will not be able to answer any questions on iHeartMedia's operations or its bankruptcy process.

Before we begin, I would like to remind everyone that this conference call includes forward-looking statement. These statements include management's expectations, beliefs and projections about performance and represent management's current beliefs. There can be no assurance that management's expectations, beliefs, projections will be achieved or that actual results will not differ from expectations. Please review the statements of risk contained in our earnings press releases and filings with the SEC. Pacing data will also be mentioned during the call. For those of you not familiar with pacing data, it reflects orders booked at a specific date versus the comparable date in the prior period and may not reflect the actual revenue growth rate at the end of the period.

During today's call, we will provide certain performance measures that do not conform to generally accepted accounting principles. We have provided schedules that reconcile these non-GAAP measures with our reported results on a GAAP basis as part of our earnings press releases and the earnings conference call presentation, which can be found on the Investors section of our website, clearchanneloutdoor.com. Please note that our earnings release and the slide presentation are available on our website, www.clearchanneloutdoor.com and are integral to our earnings conference call. They provide a detailed breakdown of foreign exchange and noncash compensation expense items as well as segment revenues, operating income and OIBDAN among other important information. That reason, we ask that you review each slide as Rich comments on it.

Also, please note that the information provided on this call speaks only to management's views as of today, March 5th, 2019 and may no longer be accurate at the time of a replay.

With that, I will now turn the call over to Rich Bressler.

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, Eileen, and good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for joining Clear Channel Outdoor's fourth quarter and full year 2018 earnings conference call. Before I speak about Clear Channel Outdoor's results, I want to provide a quick update on iHeartMedia. We are pleased to report that we are in the final stages of the restructuring process. The court has confirmed iHeartMedia's plan of reorganization and we expect to emerge from the restructuring process in the second quarter of 2019.

Under the terms of the plan, iHeartMedia will complete a comprehensive balance sheet restructuring that will reduce the debt from $16 billion to $5.75 billion and will separate Clear Channel Outdoor from iHeartMedia. Bob and I will remain in our current roles of iHeartMedia and we are confident in the company's future. As in previous quarters, we will not host an earnings conference call for iHeartMedia until the restructuring process has been complete. However, this afternoon, we did file our full year 2018 10-K and an 8-K that include the fourth quarter results of the iHeartMedia segment. I'm pleased to report that iHeartMedia generated growth in revenues, operating income and OIBDAN in the fourth quarter.

We are also looking forward to Clear Channel Outdoor's transition into a stand-alone public company. After the separation, Clear Channel will continue to its strong leadership team in place. William Eccleshare, who currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel International will stay in his role and become CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor. Scott Wells, will also continue his successful leadership of our Americas business as CEO. As announced last week, Brian Coleman, after an extensive career at iHeartMedia will become the CFO of Clear Channel Outdoor and Lynn Feldman, who is now General Counsel of the Americas business will add on the responsibilities of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Channel Outdoor.

We also announced the new Board of Directors for Clear Channel Outdoor, which will assume its responsibilities after the separation. New Board brings broad and global expertise across advertising and media businesses, telecom, technology, strategy and planning and financial services. The fact that the company attracted such an impressive group, speaks well about the exciting prospects and its management. I also want to thank Brian and the team for the work on the successful refinancing of the $2.2 billion notes that were due in March 2020. This refinancing improves the company's debt maturity profile, and we believe, it is important first step in providing flexibility for the new Board to adjust the capital structure and reduce leverage.

Turning to the overall outdoor sector, the outlook is very favorable. Globally, the out-of-home industry has been growing faster than traditional advertising according to Magna Research and we believe our business is ideally positioned to benefit from the projected growth of the outdoor sector. We're already seeing results from the investments we have made in innovative technologies, including the continued development of the digital network and enhancements of programmatic selling and data analytics, which expand our flexible selling capability. These investments, which continue to be backed by our outstanding sales execution contributed to the growth in consolidated revenue, operating income and adjusted OIBDAN in the full year, including the fourth quarter.

Please turn to Page 4 to review the highlights of Clear Channel Outdoor's 2018 fourth quarter and fiscal year. During our GAAP results discussion, I'll also talk about our results adjusting for foreign exchange and excluding the impact of our Canadian business, which we sold in August of 2017. We believe this improves the comparability of our results to the prior year. In addition, as I mentioned at the beginning of this year, we have moved the Latin American operations to our International segment. The prior year results have been adjusted to reflect the new reporting. I'll refer to these results as adjusted revenues and adjusted OIBDAN, and I will refer to direct operating and SG&A expenses as adjusted expenses.

Starting with the fourth quarter, consolidated revenues increased 2.6%. Adjusted revenue was up 5% with both the International and Americas businesses contributing to this growth. Consolidated operating income increased over 20% and adjusted consolidated OIBDAN was up 1.4% to $195.9 million with both in Americas, partially offset by decline in International due to softness in China. For the full year, consolidated revenue increased 5.1% to $2.7 billion. Adjusted revenue was up 4.5% with both the International and Americas businesses contributing to this growth.

Consolidated operating income increased 8.4%, and adjusted consolidated OIBDAN was up 7.2% to $584.9 million with growth in both Americas and International.

Moving on to Slide 5, I'll discuss Americas financial results in more detail. During the fourth quarter, Americas Q4, 2017 business was comparable to Q4, 2018, so there isn't a need to speak to adjusted results. Revenue increased 7.6% to $330.2. The year-ended with good momentum in both the industry and our business with growth across all channels. To that point, digital revenue was up both from new deployments and organic. Print revenue, even with the loss of inventory in New York and Boston, was up due to specific initiatives to promote print inventory, including use of RADAR. It also benefited from outstanding sales execution. Local continues to be strong and National came back this quarter in large part due to our direct-to-client outreach efforts. Airports were up in the quarter as well.

Expenses were up 5.4%, with direct operating expenses up due in part to increased revenue. SG&A expenses were primarily due to increased compensation costs in part related to the increase in revenues. Operating income was up almost 31%. OIBDAN was up 11% due to revenue growth, mix and cost management. For the full-year, revenue increased 2.4%, adjusted revenue was up 3.7% attributed to growth from both digital and print. Expenses were down slightly due to the sale of our Canadian outdoor market in August 2017. Adjusted expenses were up 1.8% with both direct expenses and SG&A expenses increasing due to higher site lease expenses and compensation expenses. Operating income was up 16%, adjusted OIBDAN increased 6.6% driven by revenue, mix and cost management. Our pacing for the first quarter of 2019 was up 6% as of last week.

Turning to slide 6, our International business. In the fourth quarter, reported revenue was down 1% due to foreign exchange. Adjusted revenue increased 3.1%. This was a relatively strong quarter given that all our major markets increased except for China, which declined in the quarter due to the softness in the economy. In contrast, our Nordic regions delivered double-digit revenue growth. There were increases in Sweden, Norway and Finland, primarily due to the new digital inventory and strong sales execution. Spain also achieved strong revenue growth as we continue to see the ramp up of revenue on the new Madrid and Barcelona contracts that we won in 2016. And we continue to see continued signs of recovery in France following a challenging year in 2017. Expenses were up 2.3%. Adjusted expenses were up 6.5% with both direct operating expenses and SG&A contributing to the increase.

The increase in direct expenses is primarily result of higher lease expenses related to new contracts and revenue growth. The SG&A increase is mostly due to higher compensation in countries experiencing revenue growth. Operating income was down 10.2%. Adjusted OIBDAN was down 7.1%, a $97.2 million due in large part to the weakness in China I mentioned earlier.

Now turning to the full-year results. 2018 was a great year for our International team, which delivered growth at all our major markets led by Sweden, China and Spain. During the full-year, revenues increased 7.3% and adjusted revenues were up 5.2%. Expenses increased 7.2%. Adjusted expenses were up 4.7%. Direct expenses were up due in large part to the higher site lease expenses related in part to new contracts and revenue growth. SG&A expenses were up primarily due to higher employee-related expenses in countries experiencing revenue growth. Operating income was up 12.9% to $114.9 million. Adjusted OIBDAN was up 7.7% to $262.4 million, certainly a strong year. Pacing for the first quarter of 2019 was down 0.7% as of last week.

Before we go on to the rest of the slides, I would like to make a few comments on CCIBV's results. For the fourth quarter, CCIBV's consolidated revenue totaled $330.4 million, an increase $9.2 million from the prior year. On an adjusted basis, CCIBV's revenue increased $21.3 million during the fourth quarter. CCIBV's reported operating income of $33.8 million in the fourth quarter, compared to operating income of $22.4 million in the same period in 2017. On a full year basis, CCIBV's consolidated revenue totaled $1.1736 billion, a $94.4 million increase over the prior year. On an adjusted basis, CCIBV's revenue increased $64.3 million year-over-year. CCIBV's operating income was $22.4 million in 2018 compared to an operating loss of $10.6 million in 2017. The increase was primarily due to an increase in revenue.

Please turn to slide 7. Capital expenditures totaled $211.1 million for the year ended December 31st, with $109 million occurring in the fourth quarter. Our capital expenditures are primarily for the conversion of digital boards in Americas and deployment of street furniture and transit,

including digital displays in international.

Now on to slide 8. Clear Channel Outdoor's consolidated cash and equivalents totaled $182.5 million as of December 31st, 2018. This balance includes $162.4 million of cash held outside of the US by our subsidiary. Our total debt was $5.3 billion, a slight increase from prior year. The weighted average cost of debt was 7.1% for the year ended 31st, 2018. During the year, cash interest payments were $375 million and cash dividends were $31 million. Our senior leverage ratio was 4.5 times with consolidated leverage at 8.7 times. We expect cash paid for interest in 2019 to be approximately $346 million. As I mentioned, we issued $2.2 billion principal amount of 9.25% Senior Subordinated Notes due in 2024. We used the proceeds from these notes to redeem our outstanding Series A and Series B Senior Subordinated Notes due in 2020 and to pay fees and expenses related to the offering and the redemption.

Before taking the questions, I want to thank you again for joining us this afternoon. Looking back on 2018, we are pleased with the progress we have made in executing against our strategic initiatives. Our success in monetizing our digital offerings, achieving strong sales execution and maintaining financial discipline have contributed to the growth in both the Americas and International segments throughout the year. And just as importantly, we continue to make investments necessary to compete in today's evolving advertising market.

We recognize in order to deliver the brand building and activation campaigns our advertising partners expect, we need to be a driver of the technology led transformation of the Outdoor industry. Our continued investments in digital, programmatic and data analytics provide us with the foundation to capitalize on the expected growth of the Outdoor industry. With these capabilities in our global network, we are enhancing the flexible solutions available to our advertising partners to deliver the right message to the right audiences at the right time.

Before we open up the line for questions on Clear Channel Outdoor's operations, I would like to remind you that we will not be able to answer any questions on iHeartMedia's operation and the bankruptcy process. Operator, I can take the first question now.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

(Operator Instructions) Our first question is from the line of Avi Steiner with JPMorgan. Please go ahead.

Avi Steiner -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Good afternoon, and thank you for taking the questions. I would like to start here, if I can. Was there anything, I guess, unique behind the strong Americas performance in the fourth quarter on the top line that you can call out? Can you talk about political and relatedly, Clear Channel Outdoor seems to be outperforming its domestic peers in the fourth quarter and point in time pacing today. And I'm wondering is that the fruit of its investments? Is that new contracts? Anything you can shed color on would be terrific. And then I have a few more. Thank you.

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

Yeah. Hey, Avi. It's -- good afternoon. So just a couple of things. We're going to just do them in reverse order, just for a second. Look, the US Outdoor industry clearly had a great -- very good, great 2018 and fourth quarter. I'm not going to comment so much and about individually. Our outperformance, I'd say relative to somebody like Lamar, even with Lamar's investment digitally is attributable really to strength of our top 20 markets, but they've done a great job executing.

On our front, their business was up probably up slightly under 10% for the fourth quarter when you kind of normalize, excluding the new (inaudible) contract, plus the assets Outdoor took over from Clear Channel in New York and Boston. So look, I think everybody had a good performance. Our reported revenues were up 7.6%, but that includes the headwinds. By the way, just as a reminder for all of you, from losing our inventory in New York and Boston. So including those losses, our revenues even would have been slightly higher. So -- and I would say the older -- other overall comment I'd make about the Outdoor industry. And I think this is true, whether it's in the US and to some extent, outside the US, is I think we're also just benefiting from the general trends that are happening in media.

You know, you see -- even if you look at some of our biggest advertisers, the recognition of the strength of the medium. Some of the big advertisers like Apple and Amazon. And if you look at the overall medium, and I think we're all well aware of this. There's been a loss in reach and effectiveness -- cost effectiveness in the TV industry as we all know and its been well documented. A lot of companies have taken a hard look at their direct targeting with digital, the -- one of the last ones being Procter & Gamble, which has been well publicized and they reallocated money out of their advertising budget and their digital budget and earmarked it toward radio audio/audio in the Outdoor business, and because of the effectiveness of the overall medium.

So I like the trends behind us and I like the wins behind our back. Its certainly a lot better than the other way around. And I'm really proud of everybody, William and Scott and the rest of the team on execution, they've just done a brilliant job overall.

Avi Steiner -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Okay, great. I'll move onto the next one. And I know you don't call out individual markets, but China was mentioned. And I saw Clear Media's full year release. I'm wondering if you can talk about what you saw in that market in the fourth quarter? And maybe how China is doing in -- for the start of 2019?

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

Sure. And so maybe for the benefit of everybody on the call. Just as a reminder, Clear Media is a separate public company. So I can only comment in China. So I can only comment on a limited basis about it. And just they laid the groundwork on March 1st. They announced that 2018 revenues were up 5.7%. Now if you look at that for the first nine months of 2018, Clear Media delivered exceptionally strong results, with the first half was up -- first half of '18 to be clear, was up 12.4%. The third quarter was up -- was up 9.5%.

And then as we all know and probably many of you on this call know better than I do. The uncertainties surrounding the external environment, the slower economic growth in the PRC. Clear Media's trading business started to deteriorate in October, particularly with the number of last minute cancellations by number of customers. So the month of October was actually down over 25%. And for the months of November and December, there is no significant variations in revenue versus same period last year. So that really came upon, I think Clear Media, therefore the company pretty suddenly, unless I said in mid-October. And I think just what we are seeing is, in light of the overall market conditions, Clear Media's customers remain somewhat cautious with their advertising spending in the near-term. So -- and really can't add anything more to that, Avi for 2019, again since they are a stand-alone public company.

Avi Steiner -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Fair enough, two more here.

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

Sure.

Avi Steiner -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Number one. I know the separation process is ongoing, but I'm wondering if you could provide any color around taxes? What cash taxes may look like as a stand-alone entity? How we should think about your NOL balance and whether the basis in any of your Outdoor assets geographically will change up or down as a result of the separation?

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

Well, let me start, and than if Brian wants to add anything in his current role as well as the incoming CFO. So December 31st, '18, our deferred asset -- I'm sorry, deferred assets to net operating loss carry forwards for federal and state income tax purposes was $236 million in the US and $363 million including International. I think as probably many of you are well aware that the tax impact from our bankruptcy and the separation of Clear Channel has not yet been finalized, but it is anticipated that the US NOLs will be utilized with the emergence from bankruptcy of iHeart.

Then upon separation -- to the second part of your question, Clear Channel Outdoor expects to be a cash taxpayer given the limitations of deductibility of interest expense in the US, which as you all know is limited to 30% of EBITDA and the expected the utilization of the NOLs that I just talked about attributed to CCL by iHeart related to the restructuring process and we'll will continue to be -- except to the US piece and then will continue to be a cash taxpayer internationally of about $25 to $30 million a year. Brain if there's anything else you want to add--

Brian Coleman -- Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Yeah, I mean, I think that's all right. I think the only other piece of Avi's question was about, is there anything around the separation that would affect the tax basis at Outdoor? And we're not anticipating any kind of accounting changes that would lead to a revaluation or change in that basis.

Avi Steiner -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Terrific. And before I get to my last question, a premature. Congratulations Brian, well deserved or ahead of time, congratulations. My last question, if I can, with respect to the balance sheet. I think management was very clear on the road about its desire to reduce leverage. And I'm wondering if you can talk about it? How you think the menu -- how do you think about the menu of options available to the company outside of continued operational execution? Whether that be asset sales and equity raise, convertible or something else. Do you think you would need or want to pull one of those levers before potentially addressing your two senior note issues? And thank you all for the time.

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

Yeah. Avi, I'm going to let Brian answer. But just one thing, to maybe give Brian a little bit of a framework here. And just as a reminder, we have a -- and we've announced it publicly. We have an incoming new Board of Directors at Clear Channel Outdoor world-class led by Ben Moreland and I think our Board is really going to be a strategic asset to William and to Brain and to Scott. And so I would just say, it's a subject that the new Board is discussing all the options for us. So I just want to make sure that, as we discussed this, one of the things we don't want to get ahead of us. or I'm sure Brian doesn't want to, William is the new board process.

Brian Coleman -- Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Yeah, that's absolutely right. The incoming Board did make a public statement, they are focused on a leverage of Outdoor and that's out in the public. I think the key thing that I want to say here is, I've talked to those guys much like the management right now. We remain committed to the core operations of Outdoor, so that's fundamental and that's where we'll focused. We're aware -- and the incoming Board is aware of the leverage Outdoor, they're focused on it. But as Rich said, I think it would be premature to talk too much about any of the plans that we have in the mix.

And after refinancing the subordinated notes, we've created the runway between now and when we have to address the senior notes to address the leverage at Outdoor. But again the focus coming out of the gate is on the core operations, investing in the business and we'll look at we'll look at options with respect to leverage at the same time.

Avi Steiner -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Thanks for the time.

Brian Coleman -- Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Thanks.

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you.

Operator

Our next question is from Aaron Watts with Deutsche Bank. Please go ahead.

Aaron Watts -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

Hi, everyone, thanks for taking the questions. Rich, maybe I could start out with one on digital. It looks like you added little over 94 boards in the US during 2018. Can you talk about a little more about how your digital boards are performing and maybe how many boards you're targeting to add in 2019? And are you still seeing healthy ROIs on that digital investment you're making?

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

Yeah. So a couple of things. So Aaron, thanks for the. The digital business was up in the quarter just you know on both new and existing boards. So that's obviously positive statement from an ROI standpoint. Digital boards account for the largest piece -- largest component, I'm sorry, of digital revenue and accounted for about 21% of our revenue. Digital is going to continue to be a core element of the current allocation strategy. And I think I could probably speak for Brian, as we go forward, it allows high frequency, 24 hour advertising and large numbers of displays. And key to that, it offers our clients and our partners optimum flexibility distribution, circulation and visibility and it allows last minute bookings. And again, I made a general overall comment about the advertising industry before. I probably should have mentioned in general, I think for mediums are seeing more and more or last minute bookings, whether you are here in the US and whatever medium you have or your outside the US, like in the UK, the business is becoming more and more last minute, which is why I always point out about pacing being a point in time. And I think every day it goes by less, less an indicator of what's happening in the business.

So if you look forward to 2019, and again, I'm going to make the statement I made before. You know, Brian with Williams and Scott going to be working with the new incoming Outdoor Board as they start to get up to speed and we move toward separation in terms of exactly what the right number should be and the right capital expenditure on this should be. But I think directionally , you could think about it as probably somewhere between 70 and 90 boards for 2019.

Aaron Watts -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

That's really helpful, and then maybe just one more if I could. Any kind of latest thoughts on how investors and I should think about corporate costs of running the business post separation versus maybe what we saw in 2018?

Brian Coleman -- Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Well, we're not budgeting or not anticipating or -- any increases over the historic cost. The way that we visualize the separation is, the work that's been done by iHeart on behalf of Outdoor will be charged to that under transition services agreements and we will eventually, Outdoor at post separation will pick up those responsibilities and our targets are to do that on a flat basis. And in essence, having a group that operates at the same level as what iHeart had operated and charged us. Now, there's a lot that goes into event mix, there's a number of shared services. So where ultimately you end up -- who knows, but we're trying very hard and budgeting for no increase under that.

Now, there will be some stand up costs. We haven't really talked about what those would be, but on a ongoing basis run rate, we're anticipating very similar cost. So we're not looking at cost increases at this point in time.

Aaron Watts -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

Okay, great. Thanks, Brain, thanks Rich.

Brian Coleman -- Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Thanks, Aaron.

Operator

And we have a question from Stephan Bisson with Wolfe Research. Please go ahead.

Stephan Bisson -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

Hi, good afternoon. So, you were talking about the contracts coming in closer and closer to booking. How much visibility do you have into '19 now? Some of your peers have mentioned about having half their bookings done, and how has that changed in the last three years or so?

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

You know, well obviously, we are significantly the way through the first quarter as we sit here today. So I'm not going to comment specifically. The percentages were substantial. Substantial amount of bookings have been placed for the first quarter. I would also say -- again, I'll go back to the comment I made a little bit earlier Stephan. Having gone back to look at it exactly over the last three years. Probably somebody might think about doing. But the think the general trend has been a significant -- a significant acceleration of bookings being closer to the (inaudible). There no doubt about that. But I think that's not just a trend for us and neither that's a entire advertising industry.

Stephan Bisson -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

Great. And then I know that we are finalizing the bankruptcy plan, but are there any restrictions regarding asset sales or a company sale of CCO after the separation is done?

Brian Coleman -- Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Well, that's kind of an open-ended question. I think the things that come to the top of my mind or restrictions under the credit agreements, regulatory issues with respect to potential combinations. You may be looking for something more specific than that. I'm not aware of anything that's related to the separation and that type of regulatory basis, but certainly how a sale of the whole business or a significant parts of the business would be effectuated. We have to consider the debt agreements. And then of course, any potential acquirer of any of these businesses will have to be compliant with the regulatory regime at hand. Is that helpful?

Stephan Bisson -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

Yeah, great. And then lastly, the separation timeline, we know that the exit is kind of scheduled for Q2, Could you remind us of how longer the bankruptcy emergence is to Q2? Could you remind us how long the separation would be -- take after that?

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

We're anticipating it to happen at the same time. The separation will occur contemporaneous with emergence.

Stephan Bisson -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

Great. Thanks so much.

Operator

Now, I'll turn it back to our speakers for any closing comments.

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

None from me. Just want to thank everybody for taking the time to participate. And I know Eileen and Brain will be around and available for follow-up questions, but thank you all.

Operator

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. This concludes our teleconference. Thank you for using AT&T teleconferencing. You may now disconnect.

Duration: 33 minutes

Call participants:

Eileen McLaughlin -- Vice President, Investor Relations

Richard Bressler -- Chief Financial Officer

Avi Steiner -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Brian Coleman -- Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Aaron Watts -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

Stephan Bisson -- Wolfe Research -- Analyst

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