SOURCE: PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Incorporated

March 17, 2011 07:00 ET

Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2010 Results

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi) (OTCBB: PMUG)

--  Q4 Net Revenue of $189.1 MM; 2010 Net Revenue of $764.9 MM
--  Q4 Adjusted EBITDA of $20.1 MM Includes $2.4 MM in Regulatory, Deal,
    Severance Costs
--  2010 Adjusted EBITDA of $79.8 MM Includes $8.8 MM in Regulatory, Deal,
    Severance Costs
--  $41.5 MM Cash at Year-End; Cash of $16.4 MM Acquired from Arbinet in
    February 2011

Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi) (OTCBB: PMUG), a global facilities-based integrated provider of advanced telecommunications products and services, announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010.

Consolidated Results

Net revenue for the fourth quarter 2010 was $189.1 million, a decrease of 6.6% from fourth quarter 2009 net revenue of $202.6 million. Adjusted EBITDA was $20.1 million, a decrease of 11.1% from fourth quarter 2009 Adjusted EBITDA of $22.6 million. The impact of foreign exchange was a positive $7.3 million to revenue from fourth quarter 2009 and a positive $1.2 million to Adjusted EBITDA. Free cash flow decreased in the quarter to negative $10.1 million from fourth quarter 2009 free cash flow of $2.7 million.

Peter D. Aquino, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The PTGi team is making significant progress toward our key financial and operating objectives. The initiatives in place are starting to take hold, generating Q4 Adjusted EBITDA of $22.5 million excluding regulatory, deal and severance costs. We ended 2010 with $10.2 million of positive free cash flow and will continue to focus on margin expansion and redirecting our capital program toward growth initiatives. On February 28, we closed the acquisition of Arbinet, adding significant scale to our International Carrier Services group. Also in February, we launched an exchange offer for our outstanding 13.00% and 14.25% notes that extends until March 23. Our current pro forma cash balance, including cash acquired in the Arbinet transaction, is approximately $57.9 million, and we announced this week that we plan to use a portion of our excess cash to redeem $24.0 million of the 14.25% notes. During 2011, we will continue to focus on improving operations and leveraging our asset portfolio to strengthen our positioning in our markets and increase the return we generate for shareholders."

Net Revenue by Major Operating Segment

Australia - Net revenue of $70.9 million increased 2.7% from $69.0 million in fourth quarter 2009. The impact of foreign currency exchange was a positive $5.6 million. On a constant currency basis, net revenue decreased 5.4% as declines in residential local and dial-up revenues were partially offset by growth in data center, broadband and local on-net revenues.

Canada - Net revenue of $58.8 million remained flat from $58.7 million in the fourth quarter 2009. The impact of foreign currency was a positive $2.4 million. On a constant currency basis, net revenue decreased 4.0% as declines in residential long distance and prepaid cards were slightly offset by solid increases in residential local and broadband revenues.

Wholesale - Net revenue of $41.1 million decreased 25.2% from $54.9 million in fourth quarter 2009. The impact of foreign currency was a negative $0.9 million. On a constant currency basis, net revenue decreased 23.6% as the Company targeted higher margin traffic.

United States - Net revenue of $11.9 million decreased 23.5% from $15.6 million in fourth quarter 2009 due to decreases in retail voices services, consumer VoIP and Internet services.

Other businesses -

Brazil - Net revenue of $6.3 million increased 46.1% from $4.3 million in fourth quarter 2009. The impact of foreign currency was a positive $0.2 million. On a constant currency basis, net revenue increased 42.3% due primarily to growth in data center/hosting services and wholesale voice revenue. As part of its asset portfolio review, Primus continues to explore strategic alternatives for Brazil.

Further Fourth Quarter Detail

Net revenue less cost of revenue was $67.3 million, or 35.6% of net revenue, compared to $69.9 million, or 34.5% of net revenue, in fourth quarter 2009. Excluding the provision for a regulatory decision that impacted cost of revenue, the margin percentage would have been 36.3%.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense was $48.7 million, or 25.7% of net revenue, compared to $48.1 million, or 23.7% of net revenue in fourth quarter 2009. In the quarter, there were approximately $0.8 million in professional fees associated with the acquisition of Arbinet.

Income from operations was $2.7 million compared to $3.5 million in fourth quarter 2009. Depreciation and amortization expense was $15.6 million as compared to $18.3 million in fourth quarter 2009. The variance is due to reduced depreciation and amortization expenses on fixed assets and customer lists that were re-valued as part of fresh start accounting upon emergence from bankruptcy. It is expected that depreciation and amortization expense related to the pre-bankruptcy assets will continue to run off at an accelerated pace over the next two years.

Adjusted EBITDA was $20.1 million, or 10.6% of net revenue, compared to $22.6 million, or 11.2% of net revenue, in fourth quarter 2009. Excluding $2.4 million in regulatory, deal and severance costs incurred in the quarter, adjusted EBITDA was $22.5 million.

Net loss was $10.1 million, or $(1.04) per basic and diluted common share, compared to net income of $4.6 million, or $0.47 per basic common share and $0.46 per diluted common share in fourth quarter 2009. The fourth quarter 2010 net loss includes $4.1 million, net of tax, or $(0.42) per share, in loss from discontinued operations in Europe.

The number of shares outstanding used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per common share in the fourth quarter of 2010 was 9.8 million compared to 9.6 million for basic earnings per common share and 9.8 million for diluted earnings per common share in fourth quarter 2009.

As a result of a material weakness discovered during our 2010 audit process relating to internal controls over accounting for income taxes, our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer have concluded that, as of December 31, 2010, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. This material weakness was first identified as of December 31, 2006 and remained applicable as of December 31, 2008. During 2009, we remediated this material weakness. However, during 2010 there were several complicated financial transactions that were not properly accounted for due to insufficient documentation of historical positions. To remediate this material weakness, Primus is implementing several changes that will be described in the Primus 2010 Form 10-K planned to be filed shortly. Even though a material weakness exists, we believe that, to the best of our knowledge, our previously filed financial statements (as amended) fairly present in all material respects our financial condition and results of operations in conformity with U.S. GAAP.

Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Capital Resources

Primus ended the fourth quarter 2010 with $41.5 million in unrestricted cash and cash equivalents, down from $49.6 million at September 30, 2010. Cash was generated during the quarter in the following amounts: $20.1 million of Adjusted EBITDA, and $4.7 million from the sale of assets and the disposition of the European retail operations, offset by the usage of $9.3 million for capital expenditures, $3.8 million for working capital, $2.0 million from currency movements, $0.6 million for taxes and $17.2 million for interest payments on debt.

The principal amount of Primus' long-term debt obligations as of December 31, 2010 was $245.7 million down from $259.5 million as of December 31, 2009.

The Company will evaluate and determine on a continuing basis the most efficient use of the Company's capital and resources, including investment in the Company's network, systems and product initiatives and to strengthen its balance sheet through debt repurchase or redemption or other means. In connection with those efforts, the Company regularly evaluates its capital structure and refinancing alternatives, including possible debt and equity financings.

Free Cash Flow excluding interest payments in the fourth quarter 2010 was $7.1 million compared to free cash flow excluding interest payments of $13.3 million in the fourth quarter 2009. Severance costs and deal costs associated with both the European divestitures and the Arbinet acquisition were primary contributors to the decrease in free cash flow over the prior year quarter. Primus defines Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by operating activities less cash used in the purchase of property and equipment.

James C. Keeley, Interim Chief Financial Officer, stated, "In the fourth quarter, Primus' revenue and adjusted EBITDA, excluding regulatory, deal and severance costs, improved sequentially as we focused on operational execution. Our objectives in 2011 include improving profitability and free cash flow generation as we grow services that are in demand by customers and harvest more mature services. The debt exchange offer that we launched in February is intended to lower our interest burden, and we will continue to evaluate our capital structure and apply our free cash flow and the proceeds of any debt or equity financings or further divestitures toward the transformation of our balance sheet and growing the business."

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call and webcast at 8:30 AM ET. To access the call, please dial 866-305-6438 (toll free) or 706-679-7161 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet with an accompanying slide presentation, which can be accessed via the Investor Relations section of PRIMUS' web site at www.ptgi.com. The webcast and slide presentation will be available for replay for 90 days at www.ptgi.com.

A telephonic replay of this conference call will also be available by dialing 800-642-1687 (toll free) or 706-645-9291 (access code: 37524434) from 12:30 PM ET on March 17 until midnight ET on March 24.

About PTGi

PTGi is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centres located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.ptgi.com.

Financial Presentation Considerations

Primus adopted the "fresh start" provisions of ASC No. 852 on July 1, 2009, which requires that all assets and liabilities be recorded at their fair value. As a result, amounts reported subsequent to July 1, 2009 may differ materially from the values recorded in prior periods. Accordingly, the Company's financial statements for all periods subsequent to July 1, 2009 (the "Successor Period") will not be comparable to periods prior to July 1, 2009 (the "Predecessor Period").

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules, which include Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow. Primus has provided a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, which is contained in the tables to this release and on our website at www.ptgi.com. Additionally, information regarding the purpose and use for these non-GAAP financial measures is set forth with this press release in our Form 8-K scheduled to be filed with the SEC today, March 17, 2011, and available on our website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document and related verbal statements include "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein that address activities, events or developments that Primus expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "if," "may," "should," "believe," "anticipate," "future," "forward," "potential," "estimate," "reinstate," "opportunity," "goal," "objective," "exchange," "growth," "outcome," "could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "strategy," "provide," "commitment," "result," "seek," "pursue," "ongoing," "include" or the negative of such terms or comparable terminology. Risks and uncertainties that could affect forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the possibility that the expected synergies from the merger with Arbinet Corporation will not be realized, or will not be realized within the anticipated time period; the risk that Primus' and Arbinet's businesses will not be integrated successfully; the possibility of disruption from the Arbinet merger making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; the ability to service substantial indebtedness; the risk factors or uncertainties described from time to time in Arbinet's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the risk factors or uncertainties described from time to time in Primus' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including, among others, those listed under captions titled "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations -- Liquidity and Capital Resources -- Short- and Long-Term Liquidity Considerations and Risks;" "-- Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements;" and "Risk Factors" in Primus' annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and under the caption "Risk Factors" in the joint proxy statement/prospectus filed by Primus and Arbinet with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about January 14, 2011 in connection with the merger) that cover matters and risks including, but not limited to: (a) a continuation or worsening of global recessionary economic conditions, including the effects of such conditions on our customers and our accounts receivables and revenues; (b) the general fluctuations in the exchange rates of currencies, particularly any strengthening of the United States dollar relative to foreign currencies of the countries where we conduct our foreign operations; (c) the possible inability to raise additional capital or refinance indebtedness when needed, or at all, whether due to adverse credit market conditions, our credit profile or otherwise; (d) a continuation or worsening of turbulent or weak financial and capital market conditions; (e) adverse regulatory rulings or changes in the regulatory schemes or requirements and regulatory enforcement in the markets in which we operate and uncertainty regarding the nature and degree of regulation relating to certain services; and (f) successful implementation of cost reduction efforts. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Except as required by law, Primus does not intend to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

              PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
              CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                 (in thousands, except per share amounts)
                                (unaudited)



                          Successor               Successor     Predecessor
                ----------------------------  ------------------  -------- 
                  Three     Three     Three               Six       Six
                 Months    Months    Months     Year     Months    Months
                  Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended
                December September  December  December  December    July
                   31,       30,      31,        31,       31,       1,
                  2010      2010      2009      2010      2009      2009
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

NET REVENUE     $189,138  $188,199  $202,574  $764,947  $397,520  $365,245

OPERATING
 EXPENSES
  Cost of
   revenue
   (exclusive of
   depreciation
   included
   below)        121,803   120,858   132,677   488,612   259,566   236,925
  Selling,
   general and
   administrative 48,652    51,576    48,091   198,201    95,223    88,585
  Depreciation
   and
   amortization   15,576    13,641    18,250    65,279    36,990    11,545
  (Gain) loss
   on sale or
   disposal of
   assets            375         -        66       196       102       (43)
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total
     operating
     expenses    186,406   186,075   199,084   752,288   391,881   337,012
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

INCOME (LOSS)
 FROM OPERATIONS   2,732     2,124     3,490    12,659     5,639    28,233

INTEREST
 EXPENSE          (8,829)   (8,602)   (8,531)  (35,490)  (17,278)  (14,093)
(ACCRETION)
 AMORTIZATION
 ON DEBT PREMIUM/
 DISCOUNT, net       (48)      (46)       (3)     (183)       (3)      189
GAIN (LOSS) ON
 EARLY EXTINGUISHMENT
 OR RESTRUCTURING
 OF DEBT               -         -    (4,146)      164    (4,146)        -
GAIN (LOSS)
 FROM
 CONTINGENT
 VALUE RIGHTS
 VALUATION       (11,345)       33     1,425   (13,737)   (2,804)        -
INTEREST
 (INCOME) AND
 OTHER INCOME
 (EXPENSE), net      124       254       332       741       492       378
FOREIGN
 CURRENCY
 TRANSACTION
 GAIN (LOSS)       6,201    14,006     6,118    16,413    19,566    20,332
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

INCOME (LOSS)
 FROM CONTINUING
 OPERATIONS
 BEFORE
 REORGANIZATION
 ITEMS AND
 INCOME TAXES    (11,165)    7,769    (1,315)  (19,433)    1,466    35,039

REORGANIZATION
 ITEMS, net            -         -      (114)        1      (421)  424,825
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

INCOME (LOSS)
 FROM CONTINUING
 OPERATIONS
 BEFORE INCOME
 TAXES           (11,165)    7,769    (1,429)  (19,432)    1,045   459,864
  INCOME TAX
   BENEFIT
   (EXPENSE)       1,794     3,238     8,104     9,085    10,180    (4,074)
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

INCOME (LOSS)
 FROM CONTINUING
 OPERATIONS       (9,371)   11,007     6,675   (10,347)   11,225   455,790

INCOME (LOSS)
 FROM DISCONTINUED
 OPERATIONS,
 net of tax       (4,090)   (5,464)   (1,985)  (11,771)   (4,050)   15,081
GAIN (LOSS)
 FROM SALE OF
 DISCONTINUED
 OPERATIONS,
 net of tax        3,122      (389)        -     2,926      (110)      251
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

NET INCOME
 (LOSS)          (10,339)    5,154     4,690   (19,192)    7,065   471,122
Less: Net
 (income) loss
 attributable
 to the
 noncontrolling
 interest            209       (74)     (123)      105      (333)       32
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

NET INCOME
 (LOSS)
 ATTRIBUTABLE
 TO PRIMUS
 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 GROUP,
 INCORPORATED   $(10,130) $  5,080  $  4,567  $(19,087) $  6,732  $471,154
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

BASIC INCOME
 (LOSS) PER
 COMMON SHARE:
  Income (loss)
   from continuing
   operations
   attributable
   to Primus
   Telecommunications
   Group,
   Incorporated    (0.94)     1.12      0.67     (1.05)     1.13      3.19
  Income (loss)
   from
   discontinued
   operations      (0.42)    (0.56)    (0.20)    (1.21)    (0.42)     0.11
  Gain (loss)
   from sale
   of
   discontinued
   operations       0.32     (0.04)        -      0.30     (0.01)        -
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Net income
   (loss)
   attributable
   to Primus
   Telecommunications
   Group,
   Incorporated $  (1.04) $   0.52  $   0.47  $  (1.96) $   0.70  $   3.30
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

DILUTED LOSS
 PER COMMON
 SHARE:
  Income (loss)
   from continuing
   operations
   attributable to
   Primus
   Telecommunications
   Group,
   Incorporated    (0.94)     1.12      0.66     (1.05)     1.11      2.63
  Income (loss)
   from
   discontinued
   operations      (0.42)    (0.56)    (0.20)    (1.21)    (0.41)     0.09
  Gain (loss)
   from sale of
   discontinued
   operations       0.32     (0.04)        -      0.30     (0.01)        -
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Net income
   (loss)
   attributable
   to Primus
   Telecommunications
   Group,
   Incorporated $  (1.04) $   0.52  $   0.46  $  (1.96) $   0.69  $   2.72
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

WEIGHTED
 AVERAGE COMMON
 SHARES
 OUTSTANDING:
  BASIC            9,752     9,743     9,600     9,721     9,600   142,695
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========
  DILUTED          9,752     9,743     9,800     9,721     9,800   173,117
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

AMOUNTS
 ATTRIBUTABLE
 TO COMMON
 SHAREHOLDERS
 OF PRIMUS
 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 GROUP,
 INCORPORATED
  Income (loss)
   from
   continuing
   operations,
   net of tax   $ (9,162) $ 10,933  $  6,552  $(10,242) $ 10,892  $455,822
  Income (loss)
   from
   discontinued
   operations     (4,090)   (5,464)   (1,985)  (11,771)   (4,050)   15,081
  Gain (loss)
   from sale of
   discontinued
   operations      3,122      (389)        -     2,926      (110)      251
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Net income
   (loss)       $(10,130) $  5,080  $  4,567  $(19,087) $  6,732  $471,154
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========







              PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
                   CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET
                   (in thousands, except share amounts)
                                (unaudited)

                                                                  Successor
                                                                  ---------
                                                                    As of
                                                                  December
                                                                    31,
                                                                    2010
                                                                  ---------

  Cash and cash equivalents                                       $  41,534
  Accounts receivable, net                                           75,447
  Other current assets                                               17,467
  Current assets held for sale                                        2,787
                                                                  ---------

    TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS                                            137,235

  Restricted cash                                                    12,112
  Property and equipment, net                                       138,482
  Goodwill                                                           63,731
  Other intangible assets, net                                      147,749
  Other assets                                                       16,452
                                                                  ---------
    TOTAL ASSETS                                                  $ 515,761
                                                                  =========

  Accounts payable                                                $  36,204
  Accrued interconnection costs                                      28,668
  Deferred revenue                                                   12,891
  Accrued expenses and other current liabilities                     47,281
  Accrued income taxes                                                8,475
  Accrued interest                                                    2,152
  Current portion of long-term obligations                            1,143
  Current liabilities held for sale                                   4,818
                                                                  ---------

    TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES                                       141,632

  Non-current portion of long-term obligations                      242,748
  Deferred Tax Liability                                             28,746
  Contingent Value Rights                                            19,098
  Other liabilities                                                     503
                                                                  ---------
    TOTAL LIABILITIES                                               432,727

  Total stockholders' equity                                         83,034
                                                                  ---------
    TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                    $ 515,761
                                                                  =========






              PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
              RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
                              (in thousands)
                                (unaudited)


                          Successor               Successor     Predecessor
                ----------------------------  ------------------  --------
                  Three     Three     Three               Six       Six
                 Months    Months    Months     Year     Months    Months
                  Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended
                December  September  December  December  December  July
                   31,       30,       31,       31,       31,        1,
                  2010      2010      2009      2010      2009      2009
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
NET INCOME
 (LOSS)
 ATTRIBUTABLE
 TO PRIMUS
 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 GROUP,
 INCORPORATED   $(10,130) $  5,080  $  4,567  $(19,087) $  6,732  $471,154
Reorganization
 items, net            -         -       114        (1)      421  (424,825)
Share-based
 compensation
 expense           1,443       (12)      843     1,635     1,151        28
Depreciation
 and
 amortization     15,576    13,641    18,250    65,279    36,990    11,545
(Gain) loss on
 sale or
 disposal of
 assets              375         -        66       196       102       (43)
Interest
 expense           8,829     8,602     8,531    35,490    17,278    14,093
Accretion on
 debt (premium)
 discount, net        48        46         3       183         3      (189)
(Gain) loss on
 early
 extinguishment
 or
 restructuring
 of debt               -         -     4,146      (164)    4,146         -
Interest and
 other (income)
 expense            (124)     (254)     (332)     (741)     (492)     (378)
(Gain) loss
 from
 Contingent
 Value Rights
 valuation        11,345       (33)   (1,425)   13,737     2,804         -
Foreign
 currency
 transaction
 (gain) loss      (6,201)  (14,006)   (6,118)  (16,413)  (19,566)  (20,332)
Income tax
 (benefit)
 expense          (1,794)   (3,238)   (8,104)   (9,085)  (10,180)    4,074
Income
 (expense)
 attributable
 to the
 non-controlling
 interest           (209)       74       123      (105)      333       (32)
(Income) loss
 from
 discontinued
 operations,
 net of tax        4,090     5,464     1,985    11,771     4,050   (15,081)
(Gain) loss
 from sale of
 discontinued
 operations,
 net of tax       (3,122)      389         -    (2,926)      110      (251)
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

ADJUSTED EBITDA $ 20,126  $ 15,753  $ 22,649  $ 79,769  $ 43,882  $ 39,763
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========






              PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
  RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES
                            TO FREE CASH FLOW
                              (in thousands)
                                (unaudited)



                          Successor               Successor     Predecessor
                ----------------------------  ------------------  --------
                  Three     Three     Three               Six       Six
                 Months    Months    Months     Year     Months    Months
                  Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended
                December  September  December  December  December  July
                   31,       30,       31,       31,       31,        1,
                  2010      2010      2009      2010      2009      2009
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
NET CASH
 PROVIDED BY
 OPERATING
 ACTIVITIES
 BEFORE
 REORGANIZATION
 ITEMS          $   (838) $ 20,865  $  8,199  $ 36,621  $ 19,450  $ 21,740
Net cash used
 in purchase of
 property and
 equipment        (9,274)   (6,410)   (5,510)  (26,421)   (9,396)   (5,660)
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

FREE CASH FLOW  $(10,112) $ 14,455  $  2,689  $ 10,200  $ 10,054  $ 16,080
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

Contact Information

  • Investor Contact:
    Primus
    Richard Ramlall
    SVP Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer
    703-748-8050
    ir@ptgi.com

    Lippert/Heilshorn & Assoc., Inc.
    Carolyn Capaccio
    212-838-3777
    ccapaccio@lhai.com