Cogent Communications Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results and Increases its Regular Quarterly Dividend on its Common Stock


WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —

Financial and Business Highlights

  • Cogent approved an increase of $0.01 per share to its regular quarterly dividend for a total of $0.915 per share for Q4 2022 as compared to $0.905 per share for Q3 2022 – Cogent’s forty-first consecutive quarterly dividend increase.
    • The Q4 2022 $0.915 dividend per share represents an annual increase of 10.2% from the dividend per share of $0.830 for Q4 2021.
  • Service revenue increased from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022 by 1.0% to $150.0 million and increased from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022 by 1.4%.
    • Service revenue, on a constant currency basis, increased from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022 by 2.0% and increased from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022 by 4.3%.
    • Service revenue, on a constant currency basis and adjusted for the impact of excise tax revenues, increased from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022 by 1.6% and increased from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022 by 4.7%.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities increased by 55.7% to $53.6 million for Q3 2022 and increased by 13.0% from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022.
  • Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs were $2.0 million for Q3 2022.
  • EBITDA margin, including the impact of $2.0 million of Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, decreased by 80 basis points from Q2 2022 to 38.6% for Q3 2022 and decreased by 40 basis points from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022.
    • EBITDA margin, excluding the impact of $2.0 million of Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, increased by 50 basis points from Q2 2022 to 39.9% for Q3 2022 and increased by 90 basis points from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022.
  • EBITDA, including the impact of $2.0 million of Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, decreased by 1.0% from Q2 2022 to $57.9 million for Q3 2022 and increased by 0.2% from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022.
    • EBITDA, excluding the impact of $2.0 million of Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, increased by 2.4% from Q2 2022 to $59.9 million for Q3 2022 and increased by 3.7% from Q3 2021 to Q3 2022.

Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCOI) (“Cogent”) today announced service revenue of $150.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022, an increase of 1.0% from the three months ended June 30, 2022 and an increase of 1.4% from the three months ended September 30, 2021. Foreign exchange rates negatively impacted service revenue growth from the three months ended June 30, 2022 to the three months ended September 30, 2022 by $1.5 million and negatively impacted service revenue growth from the three months ended September 30, 2021 to the three months ended September 30, 2022 by $4.2 million.  On a constant currency basis, service revenue increased by 2.0% from the three months ended June 30, 2022 to the three months ended September 30, 2022 and increased by 4.3% from the three months ended September 30, 2021 to the three months ended September 30, 2022.

The impact of excise taxes, including Universal Service Fund fees, recorded on a gross basis and included in service revenue and cost of network operations expense, positively impacted service revenue growth from the three months ended June 30, 2022 to the three months ended September 30, 2022 by $0.7 million and negatively impacted service revenue growth from the three months ended September 30, 2021 to the three months ended September 30, 2022 by $0.7 million.  On a constant currency basis, and adjusting for the impact of changes in excise tax revenue, service revenue increased by 1.6% from the three months ended June 30, 2022 to the three months ended September 30, 2022 and increased by 4.7% from the three months ended September 30, 2021 to the three months ended September 30, 2022.

On-net service is provided to customers located in buildings that are physically connected to Cogent’s network by Cogent facilities. On-net revenue was $113.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022, an increase of 1.1% from the three months ended June 30, 2022 and an increase of 1.9% from the three months ended September 30, 2021.

Off-net customers are located in buildings directly connected to Cogent’s network using other carriers’ facilities and services to provide the last mile portion of the link from the customers’ premises to Cogent’s network. Off-net revenue was $36.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022; an increase of 0.9% from the three months ended June 30, 2022 and a decrease of 0.1% from the three months ended September 30, 2021.

Non-core services are legacy services, which Cogent acquired and continues to support but does not actively sell. 

GAAP gross profit is defined as total service revenue less network operations expense, depreciation and amortization and equity-based compensation included in network operations expense.  GAAP gross margin is defined as GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue. GAAP gross profit increased by 1.8% from the three months ended September 30, 2021 to $69.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and increased by 1.5% from the three months ended June 30, 2022. GAAP gross margin was 46.6% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, 46.4% for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 46.4% for the three months ended June 30, 2022.

Non-GAAP gross profit represents service revenue less network operations expense, excluding equity-based compensation and amounts shown separately (depreciation and amortization expense). Non-GAAP gross margin is defined as Non-GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.  Non-GAAP gross profit increased by 1.7% from the three months ended September 30, 2021 to $93.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and increased by 1.0% from the three months ended June 30, 2022. Non-GAAP gross margin was 62.0% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, 61.8% for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 62.0% for the three months ended June 30, 2022.

Excise taxes, including Universal Service Fund fees, recorded on a gross basis and included in service revenue and cost of network operations expense were $4.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022, $4.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and $3.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022

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Net cash provided by operating activities increased by 13.0% from the three months ended September 30, 2021 to $53.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and increased by 55.7% from the three months ended June 30, 2022.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), including $2.0 million of Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, increased by 0.2% from the three months ended September 30, 2021 to $57.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and decreased by 1.0% from the three months ended June 30, 2022. EBITDA margin, including $2.0 million of Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, was 38.6% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, 39.0% for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 39.4% for the three months ended June 30, 2022.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), excluding $2.0 million of Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, increased by 3.7% from the three months ended September 30, 2021 to $59.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and increased by 2.4% from the three months ended June 30, 2022. EBITDA margin, excluding $2.0 million of Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, was 39.9% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, 39.0% for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 39.4% for the three months ended June 30, 2022.

Basic net and diluted (loss) income per share was $(0.17) for the three months ended September 30, 2022, $0.29 and $0.28 for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and $0.24 for the three months ended June 30, 2022.

Total customer connections increased by 3.6% from September 30, 2021 to 96,321 as of September 30, 2022 and increased by 0.6% from June 30, 2022. On-net customer connections increased by 3.1% from September 30, 2021 to 82,614 as of September 30, 2022 and increased by 0.4% from June 30, 2022. Off-net customer connections increased by 6.9% from September 30, 2021 to 13,359 as of September 30, 2022 and increased by 1.5% from June 30, 2022.

The number of on-net buildings increased by 118 from September 30, 2021 to 3,126 as of September 30, 2022 and increased by 31 from June 30, 2022.

Quarterly Dividend Increase Approved

On November 2, 2022, Cogent’s Board approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.915 per share payable on December 2, 2022 to shareholders of record on November 18, 2022. This fourth quarter 2022 regular dividend represents an increase of $0.01 per share, or 1.1%, from the third quarter 2022 regular dividend of $0.905 per share and an annual increase of 10.2% from the fourth quarter 2021 dividend of $0.830 per share. 

The payment of any future dividends and any other returns of capital will be at the discretion of the Board and may be reduced, eliminated or increased and will be dependent upon Cogent’s financial position, results of operations, available cash, cash flow, capital requirements, limitations under Cogent’s debt indentures and other factors deemed relevant by the Board.

Impact of COVID-19

Cogent continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying responses by governments around the world. The recent spread of variants of COVID-19 has introduced new uncertainty.  A resurgence of COVID-19, due to immunity-resistant variants, may cause our corporate customers to continue to delay the return of their employees to the office, to cause these customers to shift workers in the office back to remote work and to delay further opening new offices. A resurgence may also cause Cogent’s employees to be more reluctant to continue in, or make new employees more reluctant to accept, full time, in-office positions.

The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the spread of variant strains, and related government restrictions on Cogent’s business is unknown as a significant amount of uncertainty and volatility remains. Cogent does not know the ultimate scope and duration of the pandemic, the availability, efficacy and uptake of vaccines and therapeutic treatments, government actions that have been taken, or may be taken in the future in response to the pandemic and global economic conditions during and after the pandemic.  Cogent has experienced a slight slowdown in the availability and delivery of networking equipment but Cogent believes it can adequately manage the operation, maintenance, upgrading and growth of its network. A worsening or prolonged slowdown may impact our ability to expand and augment our network.  Most Cogent employees worldwide returned to its offices on a full-time basis in the first quarter of 2022.  Cogent is implementing measures to protect its workforce, but it can provide no assurance that these measures will be sufficient.  Cogent’s decisions to require its employees to return to its offices on a full-time basis and to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, where legally permitted, may impede its ability to retain existing employees or attract new employees.  Moreover, Cogent’s results of operations may be adversely affected in the future as the pandemic and the related government restrictions continue or are reintroduced. Cogent may also experience slowdowns in new customer orders, find it difficult to collect from customers who are experiencing financial distress, undergo an increase in customer churn, encounter difficulties accessing the buildings and locations where Cogent installs new services and serves existing customers, or have difficulties procuring, shipping or installing necessary equipment on its network. Cogent may find that the impact of the pandemic on its vendors and their respective workforces may slow the delivery of services from these vendors to Cogent. Cogent may also find that its largest customer base, which is served primarily in its multi-tenant office buildings, may be adversely affected by falling demand for commercial office space in central business districts as companies located in these buildings elect not to return to their office space either on a temporary or even permanent basis or slow the pace of opening new offices.   In addition, Cogent’s corporate customer base may reduce their overall number of locations due to adverse economic conditions or new working configurations which may adversely affect Cogent’s number of corporate connections and service revenues.  As a result, the global economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may have prolonged effects that impact Cogent’s business well into the future.  These and other risks are described in more detail in Cogent’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2022, June 30, 2022 and September 30, 2022.

Conference Call and Website Information

Cogent will host a conference call with financial analysts at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on November 3, 2022 to discuss Cogent’s operating results for the third quarter of 2022 and to discuss Cogent’s expectations for full year 2022. Investors and other interested parties may access a live audio webcast of the earnings call in the “Events” section of Cogent’s website at www.cogentco.com/events. A replay of the webcast, together with the press release, will be available on the website following the earnings call.  A downloadable file of Cogent’s “Summary of Financial and Operational Results” and a transcript of its conference call will also be available on Cogent’s website following the conference call. 

About Cogent Communications

Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP.  Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high-speed Internet access, Ethernet transport, and colocation services. Cogent’s facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides services in 219 markets globally.

Cogent Communications is headquartered at 2450 N Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. For more information, visit www.cogentco.com. Cogent Communications can be reached in the United States at (202) 295-4200 or via email at info@cogentco.com.

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES

Summary of Financial and Operational Results



Q1 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2021

Q4 2021

Q1 2022

Q2 2022

Q3 2022

Metric ($ in 000’s, except share and per share data) – unaudited








On-Net revenue

$109,947

$111,041

$111,099

$110,749

$112,634

$111,975

$113,219

 % Change from previous Qtr.

2.6 %

1.0 %

0.1 %

-0.3 %

1.7 %

-0.6 %

1.1 %

Off-Net revenue

$36,723

$36,699

$36,656

$36,304

$36,387

$36,282

$36,611

 % Change from previous Qtr.

0.1 %

-0.1 %

-0.1 %

-1.0 %

0.2 %

-0.3 %

0.9 %

Non-Core revenue (1)

$107

$139

$172

$155

$154

$193

$170

 % Change from previous Qtr.

-10.8 %

29.9 %

23.7 %

-9.9 %

-0.6 %

25.3 %

-11.9 %

Service revenue – total

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

$147,208

$149,175

$148,450

$150,000

 % Change from previous Qtr.

2.0 %

0.8 %

0.0 %

-0.5 %

1.3 %

-0.5 %

1.0 %

Constant currency total revenue quarterly growth rate – sequential quarters (6)

1.7 %

0.6 %

0.5 %

0.1 %

1.7 %

0.4 %

2.0 %

Constant currency total revenue quarterly growth rate – year over year quarters (6)

2.3 %

2.8 %

3.6 %

2.9 %

2.9 %

2.7 %

4.3 %

Constant currency and excise tax impact on total revenue quarterly growth rate – sequential quarters (6)

1.4 %

0.5 %

0.5 %

0.4 %

2.1 %

0.6 %

1.6 %

Constant currency and excise tax impact on total revenue quarterly growth rate – year over year quarters (6)

1.8 %

1.7 %

2.9 %

2.8 %

3.5 %

3.6 %

4.7 %

Excise Taxes included in service revenue

$4,528

$4,811

$4,813

$4,336

$3,742

$3,448

$4,118

 % Change from previous Qtr.

9.3 %

6.3 %

0.0 %

-9.9 %

-13.7 %

-7.9 %

19.4 %

Network operations expenses (2)

$55,016

$56,044

$56,482

$56,272

$57,305

$56,369

$57,044

 % Change from previous Qtr.

0.9 %

1.9 %

0.8 %

-0.4 %

1.8 %

-1.6 %

1.2 %

GAAP gross profit (3)

$67,715

$69,603

$68,673

$68,223

$69,038

$68,865

$69,883

 % Change from previous Qtr.

1.6 %

2.8 %

-1.3 %

-0.7 %

1.2 %

-0.3 %

1.5 %

GAAP gross margin (3)

46.1 %

47.1 %

46.4 %

46.3 %

46.3 %

46.4 %

46.6 %

Non-GAAP gross profit (4) (6)

$91,761

$91,835

$91,445

$90,936

$91,870

$92,081

$92,956

 % Change from previous Qtr.

2.7 %

0.1 %

-0.4 %

-0.6 %

1.0 %

0.2 %

1.0 %

Non-GAAP gross margin (4) (6)

62.5 %

62.1 %

61.8 %

61.8 %

61.6 %

62.0 %

62.0 %

Selling, general and administrative expenses (5)

$36,211

$34,654

$33,692

$33,526

$34,715

$33,624

$35,083

 % Change from previous Qtr.

7.4 %

-4.3 %

-2.8 %

-0.5 %

3.5 %

-3.1 %

4.3 %

Depreciation and amortization expense

$21,970

$22,096

$22,609

$22,567

$22,688

$23,071

$22,897

 % Change from previous Qtr.

-2.2 %

0.6 %

2.3 %

-0.2 %

0.5 %

1.7 %

-0.8 %

Equity-based compensation expense

$7,307

$6,874

$6,588

$6,053

$6,056

$5,907

$6,211

 % Change from previous Qtr.

25.0 %

-5.9 %

-4.2 %

-8.1 %

0.0 %

-2.5 %

5.1 %

Operating income

$26,291

$28,211

$28,556

$36,165

$28,784

$29,566

$28,095

 % Change from previous Qtr.

-4.0 %

7.3 %

1.2 %

26.6 %

-20.4 %

2.7 %

-5.0 %

Interest expense

$15,836

$14,236

$14,273

$13,714

$14,168

$13,478

$17,948

 % Change from previous Qtr.

-1.1 %

-10.1 %

0.3 %

-3.9 %

3.3 %

-4.9 %

33.2 %

Non-cash change in valuation – Swap agreement



$3,076

$5,939

$21,271

$7,510

$16,923

 % Change from previous Qtr.




93.1 %

258.2 %

-64.7 %

125.3 %

Net income (loss)

$18,851

$(2,493)

$13,320

$18,507

$1,137

$11,164

$(8,007)

Foreign exchange gains (losses) on 2024 Euro Notes

$18,870

$(5,280)

$10,169

$8,763

$8,014

$23,547

$-

Basic net income (loss) per common share

$0.41

$(0.05)

$0.29

$0.40

$0.02

$0.24

$(0.17)

Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$0.41

$(0.05)

$0.28

$0.39

$0.02

$0.24

$(0.17)

Weighted average common shares – basic

46,067,096

46,229,603

46,293,524

46,420,168

46,575,848

46,691,142

46,736,742

 % Change from previous Qtr.

0.4 %

0.4 %

0.1 %

0.3 %

0.3 %

0.2 %

0.1 %

Weighted average common shares – diluted

46,507,258

46,229,603

46,866,929

46,992,639

46,929,191

47,029,446

46,736,742

 % Change from previous Qtr.

1.3 %

-0.6 %

1.4 %

0.3 %

-0.1 %

0.2 %

-0.6 %

EBITDA (6)

$55,550

$57,181

$57,753

$57,410

$57,155

$58,457

$57,873

 % Change from previous Qtr.

-0.2 %

2.9 %

1.0 %

-0.6 %

-0.4 %

2.3 %

-1.0 %

EBITDA margin

37.8 %

38.7 %

39.0 %

39.0 %

38.3 %

39.4 %

38.6 %

Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs

$-

$-

$-

$-

$-

$-

$2,004

EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs (6)

$55,550

$57,181

$57,753

$57,410

$57,155

$58,457

$59,877

 % Change from previous Qtr.

-0.2 %

2.9 %

1.0 %

-0.6 %

-0.4 %

2.3 %

2.4 %

EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, margin

37.8 %

38.7 %

39.0 %

39.0 %

38.3 %

39.4 %

39.9 %

Net cash provided by operating activities

$47,106

$39,749

$47,418

$35,984

$49,411

$34,403

$53,570

  % Change from previous Qtr.

25.4 %

-15.6 %

19.3 %

-24.1 %

37.3 %

-30.4 %

55.7 %

Capital expenditures

$15,444

$17,217

$21,959

$15,296

$18,121

$17,288

$23,971

 % Change from previous Qtr.

-2.6 %

11.5 %

27.5 %

-30.3 %

18.5 %

-4.6 %

38.7 %

Principal payments of capital (finance) lease obligations

$5,744

$6,192

$4,890

$6,228

$5,863

$5,236

$9,859

 % Change from previous Qtr.

24.9 %

7.8 %

-21.0 %

27.4 %

-5.9 %

-10.7 %

88.3 %

Dividends paid

$36,081

$37,001

$37,654

$39,552

$41,298

$41,855

$42,729

Purchases of common stock

$-

$-

$-

$-

$-

$-

$-

Gross Leverage Ratio (6)

4.39

5.13

5.07

5.02

4.94

5.22

5.31

Net Leverage Ratio (6)

3.31

3.45

3.50

3.58

3.58

3.70

3.93

Customer Connections – end of period








On-Net

78,389

79,146

80,162

80,723

81,627

82,277

82,614

 % Change from previous Qtr.

1.4 %

1.0 %

1.3 %

0.7 %

1.1 %

0.8 %

0.4 %

Off-Net

12,216

12,386

12,495

12,669

12,922

13,160

13,359

 % Change from previous Qtr.

2.1 %

1.4 %

0.9 %

1.4 %

2.0 %

1.8 %

1.5 %

Non-Core (1)

320

336

334

334

335

340

348

 % Change from previous Qtr.

-1.5 %

5.0 %

-0.6 %

– %

0.3 %

1.5 %

2.4 %

Total customer connections

90,925

91,868

92,991

93,726

94,884

95,777

96,321

 % Change from previous Qtr.

1.5 %

1.0 %

1.2 %

0.8 %

1.2 %

0.9 %

0.6 %

On-Net Buildings – end of period








Multi-Tenant office buildings

1,796

1,802

1,816

1,817

1,824

1,826

1,832

Carrier neutral data center buildings

1,089

1,119

1,138

1,164

1,187

1,216

1,240

Cogent data centers

54

54

54

54

54

53

54

Total on-net buildings

2,939

2,975

3,008

3,035

3,065

3,095

3,126

Total carrier neutral data center nodes

1,274

1,309

1,332

1,359

1,383

1,409

1,433

Square feet – multi-tenant office buildings – on-net

978,095,164

979,876,141

984,753,702

986,941,224

992,336,259

993,590,499

995,522,774

Network  – end of period








Intercity route miles

58,761

59,741

59,741

60,676

60,869

61,024

61,065

Metro route miles

15,596

15,742

15,979

16,338

16,614

16,822

17,477

Metro fiber miles

38,058

38,351

38,825

39,559

40,113

40,529

42,212

Connected networks – AS’s

7,471

7,530

7,597

7,569

7,625

7,685

7,766

Headcount – end of period








Sales force – quota bearing

547

565

516

490

479

477

522

Sales force – total

693

710

662

633

620

619

669

Total employees

1,066

1,087

1,031

1,001

987

988

1,041

Sales rep productivity – units per full time equivalent sales rep (“FTE”) per month

4.3

4.5

4.3

4.2

4.7

4.9

4.6

FTE – sales reps

522

511

521

467

453

449

465



(1)

Consists of legacy services of companies whose assets or businesses were acquired by Cogent.

(2)

Network operations expense excludes equity-based compensation expense of $2,076, $136, $163, $146, $144, $145 and $176 in the three month periods ended March 31, 2021 through September 30, 2022, respectively.  Network operations expense includes excise taxes, including Universal Service Fund fees of $4,528, $4,811, $4,813, $4,336, $3,742, $3,448 and $4,118 in the three month periods ended March 31, 2021 through September 30, 2022, respectively. 

(3)

GAAP gross profit is defined as total service revenue less network operations expense, depreciation and amortization and equity based compensation included in network operations expense.  GAAP gross margin is defined as GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.

(4)

Non-GAAP gross profit represents service revenue less network operations expense, excluding equity-based compensation and amounts shown separately (depreciation and amortization expense). Non-GAAP gross margin is defined as non-GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.  Management believes that non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin are relevant measures to provide investors. Management uses them to measure the margin available to the company after network service costs, in essence a measure of the efficiency of the Company’s network.

(5)

Excludes equity-based compensation expense of $5,231, $6,738, $6,425, $5,907, $5,912, $5,762 and $6,035 in the three month periods ended March 31, 2021 through September 30, 2022, respectively. 

(6)

See Schedules of Non-GAAP measures below for definitions and reconciliations to GAAP measures.



Schedules of Non-GAAP Measures 

EBITDA, EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint acquisition costs, EBITDA margin and EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, margin

Acquisition of Sprint Communications

On September 6, 2022, Cogent Infrastructure, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc., (“Holdings”) entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Sprint Communications LLC, a Kansas limited liability company (“Sprint”) and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of T-Mobile US, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“T-Mobile”), and Sprint LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of T-Mobile, pursuant to which Holdings will acquire the U.S. long-haul fiber network (including the non-U.S. extensions thereof) of Sprint Communications and its subsidiaries (the “Wireline Business”). The Purchase Agreement provides that, upon the terms and conditions set forth therein, Holdings will purchase from the Seller all of the issued and outstanding membership interests (the “Purchased Interests”) of a Delaware limited liability company that holds Sprints’ assets and liabilities relating to the Wireline Business (such transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement, collectively, the “Transaction”).

Acquisition Related Costs

In connection with the Transaction and negotiation of the Purchase Agreement the Company incurred $2.0 million of professional fees in the three months ended September 30, 2022.

EBITDA represents net cash flows provided by operating activities plus changes in operating assets and liabilities, cash interest expense and cash income tax expense.  Management believes the most directly comparable measure to EBITDA calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP, is net cash provided by operating activities. The Company also believes that EBITDA is a measure frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in their evaluation of issuers.  EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint acquisition costs, represents EBITDA plus costs related to the Company’s acquisition of Sprints Wireline Business. EBITDA margin is defined as EBITDA divided by total service revenue. EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint acquisition costs margin is defined as EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint acquisition costs, divided by total service revenue.

The Company believes that EBITDA, EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, EBITDA margin and EBITDA as adjusted for Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs margin are useful measures of its ability to service debt, fund capital expenditures and expand its business.  The measurements are an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by management as a supplement to GAAP financial information. EBITDA, EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint acquisition costs, EBITDA margin and EBITDA as adjusted for Sprint acquisition costs margin are not recognized terms under GAAP and accordingly, should not be viewed in isolation or as a substitute for the analysis of results as reported under GAAP, but rather as a supplemental measure to GAAP. For example, these measures are not intended to reflect the Company’s free cash flow, as it does not consider certain current or future cash requirements, such as capital expenditures, contractual commitments, and changes in working capital needs, interest expenses and debt service requirements. The Company’s calculations of these measures may also differ from the calculations performed by its competitors and other companies and as such, its utility as a comparative measure is limited.

EBITDA, and EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint acquisition costs, are reconciled to net cash provided by operating activities in the table below.



Q1

2021

Q2

2021

Q3

2021

Q4

2021

Q1

2022

Q2

2022

Q3

2022

($ in 000’s) – unaudited








Net cash provided by operating activities

$47,106

$39,749

$47,418

$35,984

$49,411

$34,403

$53,570

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

$(9,060)

$2,352

$(3,191)

$7,607

$(6,294)

$5,108

$(13,107)

Cash interest expense and income tax expense

17,504

15,080

13,526

13,819

14,038

18,946

17,320

EBITDA

$55,550

$57,181

$57,753

$57,410

$57,155

$58,457

$57,873

PLUS: Sprint acquisition costs

$2,004

EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs

$55,550

$57,181

$57,753

$57,410

$57,155

$58,457

$59,877

EBITDA margin

37.8 %

38.7 %

39.0 %

39.0 %

38.3 %

39.4 %

38.6 %

EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint  (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs, margin

37.8 %

38.7 %

39.0 %

39.0 %

38.3 %

39.4 %

39.9 %


 

Constant currency revenue is reconciled to service revenue as reported in the tables below.


Constant currency impact on revenue changes – sequential periods


($ in 000’s) – unaudited

Q1

2021

Q2

2021

Q3

2021

Q4

2021

Q1

2022

Q2

2022

Q3

2022

Service revenue, as reported – current period

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

$147,208

$149,175

$148,450

$150,000

Impact of foreign currencies on service revenue

(447)

(150)

709

808

516

1,350

1,486

Service revenue – as adjusted  for currency impact (1)

$146,330

$147,729

$148,636

$148,016

$149,691

$149,800

$151,486

Service revenue, as reported – prior sequential period

$143,901

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

$147,208

$149,175

$148,450

Constant currency increase

$2,429

$952

$757

$89

$2,483

$625

$3,036

Constant currency percent increase

1.7 %

0.6 %

0.5 %

0.1 %

1.7 %

0.4 %

2.0 %





(1)

Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact, is determined by translating the service revenue for the current period at the average foreign currency exchange rates for the prior sequential period. The Company believes that disclosing quarterly sequential revenue growth without the impact of foreign currencies on service revenue is a useful measure of sequential revenue growth. Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact, is an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by management as a supplement to GAAP financial information.




 

Constant currency impact on revenue changes – prior year periods


($ in 000’s) – unaudited

Q1

2021

Q2

2021

Q3

2021

Q4

2021

Q1

2022

Q2

2022

Q3

2022

Service revenue, as reported – current period

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

$147,208

$149,175

$148,450

$150,000

Impact of foreign currencies on service revenue

(2,608)

(2,965)

(555)

916

1,914

3,417

4,246

Service revenue – as adjusted for currency impact  (2)

$144,169

$144,914

$147,372

$148,124

$151,089

$151,867

$154,246

Service revenue, as reported – prior year period

$140,915

$140,990

$142,302

$143,901

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

Constant currency increase

$3,254

$3,924

$5,070

$4,223

$4,312

$3,988

$6,319

Constant currency percent increase

2.3 %

2.8 %

3.6 %

2.9 %

2.9 %

2.7 %

4.3 %




(2)

Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact, is determined by translating the service revenue for the current period at the average foreign currency exchange rates for the comparable prior year period. The Company believes that disclosing year over year revenue growth without the impact of foreign currencies on service revenue is a useful measure of revenue growth. Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact, is an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by management as a supplement to GAAP financial information.



 

Revenue on a constant currency basis and adjusted for the impact of excise taxes is reconciled to service revenue as reported in the tables below.


Constant currency and excise tax impact on revenue changes – sequential periods


($ in 000’s) – unaudited

Q1

2021

Q2

2021

Q3

2021

Q4

2021

Q1

2022

Q2

2022

Q3

2022

Service revenue, as reported – current period

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

$147,208

$149,175

$148,450

$150,000

Impact of foreign currencies on service revenue

(447)

(150)

709

808

516

1,350

1,486

Impact of excise taxes on service revenue

(384)

(283)

(2)

477

594

294

(670)

Service revenue – as adjusted  for currency and excise taxes impact (3)

$145,946

$147,446

$148,634

$148,493

$150,285

$150,094

$150,816

Service revenue, as reported – prior sequential period

$143,901

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

$147,208

$149,175

$148,450

Constant currency and excise taxes increase

$2,045

$669

$755

$566

$3,077

$919

$2,366

Constant currency and excise tax percent increase

1.4 %

0.5 %

0.5 %

0.4 %

2.1 %

0.6 %

1.6 %





(3)

Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact and the impact of excise taxes, is determined by translating the service revenue for the current period at the average foreign currency exchange rates for the prior sequential period and adjusting for the changes in excise taxes recorded as revenue between the periods presented. The Company believes that disclosing quarterly sequential revenue growth without the impact of foreign currencies and excise taxes on service revenue is a useful measure of sequential revenue growth. Service revenue, as adjusted for the impact of foreign currency and excise taxes, is an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by management as a supplement to GAAP financial information.




 

Constant currency and excise tax impact on revenue changes – prior year periods


($ in 000’s) – unaudited

Q1

2021

Q2

2021

Q3

2021

Q4

2021

Q1

2022

Q2

2022

Q3

2022

Service revenue, as reported – current period

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

$147,208

$149,175

$148,450

$150,000

Impact of foreign currencies on service revenue

(2,608)

(2,965)

(555)

916

1,914

3,417

4,246

Impact of excise taxes on service revenue

(785)

(1,513)

(911)

(192)

786

1,363

695

Service revenue – as adjusted  for currency and excise taxes impact (4)

$143,384

$143,401

$146,461

$147,932

$151,875

$153,230

$154,941

Service revenue, as reported – prior year period

$140,915

$140,990

$142,302

$143,901

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

Constant currency and excise taxes increase

$2,469

$2,411

$4,159

$4,031

$5,098

$5,351

$7,014

Constant currency and excise tax percent increase

1.8 %

1.7 %

2.9 %

2.8 %

3.5 %

3.6 %

4.7 %





(4)

Service revenue, as adjusted for currency impact and the impact of excise taxes, is determined by translating the service revenue for the current period at the average foreign currency exchange rates for the prior year period and adjusting for the changes in excise taxes recorded as revenue between the periods presented. The Company believes that disclosing quarterly sequential revenue growth without the impact of foreign currencies and excise taxes on service revenue is a useful measure of sequential revenue growth. Service revenue, as adjusted for the impact of foreign currency and excise taxes, is an integral part of the internal reporting and planning system used by management as a supplement to GAAP financial information.




 

Non-GAAP gross profit and Non-GAAP gross margin


Non-GAAP gross profit and Non-GAAP gross margin are reconciled to GAAP gross profit and GAAP gross margin in the table below.



Q1 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2021

Q4 2021

Q1 2022

Q2 2022

Q3 2022

($ in 000’s) – unaudited








Service revenue total

$146,777

$147,879

$147,927

$147,208

$149,175

$148,450

$150,000

Minus – Network operations expense including equity-based compensation and including depreciation and amortization expense

79,062

78,276

79,254

78,985

80,137

79,585

80,117

GAAP Gross Profit (1)

$67,715

$69,603

$68,673

$68,223

$69,038

$68,865

$69,883

Plus  – Equity-based compensation – network operations expense

2,076

136

163

146

144

145

176

Plus – Depreciation and amortization expense

21,970

22,096

22,609

22,567

22,688

23,071

22,897

Non-GAAP Gross Profit (2)

$91,761

$91,835

$91,445

$90,936

$91,870

$92,081

$92,956

GAAP Gross Margin (1)

46.1 %

47.1 %

46.4 %

46.3 %

46.3 %

46.4 %

46.6 %

Non-GAAP Gross Margin (2)

62.5 %

62.1 %

61.8 %

61.8 %

61.6 %

62.0 %

62.0 %





(1)

GAAP gross profit is defined as total service revenue less network operations expense, depreciation and amortization and equity-based compensation included in network operations expense.  GAAP gross margin is defined as GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.


(2)

Non-GAAP gross profit represents service revenue less network operations expense, excluding equity-based compensation and amounts shown separately (depreciation and amortization expense). Non-GAAP gross margin is defined as non-GAAP gross profit divided by total service revenue.  Management believes that non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin are relevant measures to provide to investors, as they are measures that management uses to measure the margin and amount available to the Company after network service costs, in essence these are measures of the efficiency of the Company’s network.




 

Gross and Net Leverage Ratios


Gross leverage ratio is defined as total debt divided by the trailing last 12 months EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint acquisition costs.  Net leverage ratio is defined as total net debt (total debt minus cash and cash equivalents) divided by the trailing last 12 months EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint acquisition costs.  Cogent’s gross leverage ratio and net leverage ratio are shown below.


($ in 000’s) – unaudited

As of June 30, 2022

As of September 30, 2022

Cash and cash equivalents & restricted cash

$349,847

$323,664

Debt



Capital (finance) leases – current portion

17,562

24,135

Capital (finance) leases – long term

236,652

263,750

Senior Secured 2026 Notes

500,000

500,000

Senior Unsecured 2027 Notes

450,000

450,000

Total debt

1,204,214

1,237,885

Total net debt

854,367

914,221

Trailing 12 months EBITDA, as adjusted for Sprint  (T-Mobile Wireline) acquisition costs

230,775

232,921

Gross leverage ratio

5.22

5.31

Net leverage ratio

3.70

3.93


Cogent’s SEC filings are available online via the Investor Relations section of www.cogentco.com or on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

 

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 AND DECEMBER 31, 2021

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE DATA)




September 30, 

2022


December 31, 

2021



(Unaudited)




Assets







Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

268,945


$

319,609

Restricted cash



54,719



9,015

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $1,966 and $1,510, respectively



43,433



41,938

Prepaid expenses and other current assets



46,407



39,015

Total current assets



413,504



409,577

Property and equipment, net



503,763



457,880

Right-of-use leased assets



86,047



101,687

Deposits and other assets



17,388



15,413

Total assets


$

1,020,702


$

984,557

Liabilities and stockholders’ deficit







Current liabilities:







Accounts payable


$

18,398


$

11,923

Accrued and other current liabilities



67,290



39,057

Installment payment agreement, current portion, net of discount of $6





785

Current maturities, operating lease liabilities



11,784



12,197

Current maturities, finance lease obligations



24,135



17,048

Total current liabilities



121,607



81,010

Senior unsecured 2027 notes, net of unamortized debt costs of $1,228 and net of discount of $2,572



446,200



Senior secured 2026 notes, net of unamortized debt costs of $969 and $1,156, respectively, and net of

   discounts of
$1,287 and $1,536, respectively



497,744



497,308

Senior unsecured 2024 Euro notes, net of unamortized debt costs of $2,121 and net of discount of $772





394,112

Operating lease liabilities, net of current maturities



99,438



111,794

Finance lease obligations, net of current maturities



263,750



228,822

Other long-term liabilities



83,728



44,609

Total liabilities



1,512,467



1,357,655

Commitments and contingencies:







Stockholders’ deficit:







Common stock, $0.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized; 48,002,135 and 47,674,189 shares issued and

   outstanding, respectively



48



48

Additional paid-in capital



568,065



547,734

Accumulated other comprehensive loss — foreign currency translation



(28,413)



(11,003)

Accumulated deficit



(1,031,465)



(909,877)

Total stockholders’ deficit



(491,765)



(373,098)

Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit


$

1,020,702


$

984,557

 

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)




Three Months

Ended

September 30, 2022


Three Months

Ended

September 30, 2021



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Service revenue


$

150,000


$

147,927

Operating expenses:







Network operations (including $176 and $163 of equity-based compensation expense, respectively,

   exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below)



57,220



56,645

Selling, general, and administrative (including $6,035 and $6,425 of equity-based compensation

   expense, respectively)



39,114



40,117

Acquisition costs – Sprint  (T-Mobile Wireline)



2,004



Depreciation and amortization



22,897



22,609

Total operating expenses



121,235



119,371

Gains on lease transactions



(670)



Operating income



28,095



28,556

Interest expense



(17,948)



(14,273)

Change in valuation – interest rate swap



(16,923)



(3,076)

Foreign exchange gain – 2024 Euro Notes





10,169

Interest income and other expenses, net



(262)



648

Income before income taxes



(7,038)



22,024

Income tax expense



(969)



(8,704)

Net (loss) income


$

(8,007)


$

13,320








Comprehensive (loss) income:







Net (loss) income


$

(8,007)


$

13,320

Foreign currency translation adjustment



(7,752)



(3,818)

Comprehensive (loss) income


$

(15,759)


$

9,502








Net (loss) income per common share:







Basic net (loss) income per common share


$

(0.17)


$

0.29

Diluted net (loss) income per common share


$

(0.17)


$

0.28

Dividends declared per common share


$

0.905


$

0.805








Weighted-average common shares – basic



46,736,742



46,293,524








Weighted-average common shares – diluted



46,736,742



46,866,929

 

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)




Nine Months

Ended

September 30, 2022


Nine Months

Ended

September 30, 2021



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Service revenue


$

447,625


$

442,584

Operating expenses:







Network operations (including $465 and $2,375 of equity-based compensation expense, respectively,

   exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below)



171,183



169,920

Selling, general, and administrative (including $17,709 and $18,394 of equity-based compensation

   expense, respectively)



119,129



122,952

Acquisition costs – Sprint (T-Mobile Wireline)



2,004



Depreciation and amortization



68,659



66,675

Total operating expenses



360,975



359,547

(Loss) gains on lease termination and equipment transactions



(210)



18

Operating income



86,440



83,055

Interest expense



(45,594)



(44,345)

Change in valuation – interest rate swap



(45,703)



(3,076)

Foreign exchange gain – 2024 Euro Notes



31,561



23,759

Loss on debt extinguishment and redemption- 2024 Euro Notes



(11,885)



Loss on debt extinguishment and redemption- 2022 Notes





(14,698)

Interest income and other expenses, net



(462)



1,460

Income before income taxes



14,357



46,155

Income tax expense



(10,063)



(16,477)

Net income


$

4,294


$

29,678








Comprehensive (loss) income:







Net income


$

4,294


$

29,678

Foreign currency translation adjustment



(17,410)



(7,252)

Comprehensive (loss) income


$

(13,116)


$

22,426








Net income per common share:







Basic net income per common share


$

0.09


$

0.64

Diluted net income per common share


$

0.09


$

0.63








Dividends declared per common share


$

2.64


$

2.34








Weighted-average common shares – basic



46,759,632



46,290,452








Weighted-average common shares – diluted



47,097,580



46,825,948

 

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(IN THOUSANDS)




Three Months

Ended

September 30, 2022


Three Months

Ended

September 30, 2021



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Cash flows from operating activities:







Net (loss) income


$

(8,007)


$

13,320

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:







Depreciation and amortization



22,897



22,609

Amortization of debt costs and discounts



315



439

Equity-based compensation expense (net of amounts capitalized)



6,211



6,588

Gain on foreign exchange – 2024 Euro Notes





(10,169)

Gains – equipment transactions and other, net



2,223



(589)

Deferred income taxes



1,544



8,364

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







Accounts receivable



426



(249)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets



(4,254)



(962)

Change in valuation – interest rate swap agreement



16,923



3,076

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities



14,910



4,873

Deposits and other assets



382



118

Net cash provided by operating activities



53,570



47,418

Cash flows from investing activities:







Purchases of property and equipment



(23,971)



(21,959)

Net cash used in investing activities



(23,971)



(21,959)

Cash flows from financing activities:







Dividends paid



(42,729)



(37,654)

Principal payments on installment payment agreement





(1,498)

Principal payments of finance lease obligations



(9,859)



(4,890)

Proceeds from exercises of stock options



92



362

Net cash used in financing activities



(52,496)



(43,680)

Effect of exchange rates changes on cash



(3,286)



(787)

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash



(26,183)



(19,008)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period



349,847



373,963

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period


$

323,664


$

354,955

 

COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(IN THOUSANDS)




Nine Months

Ended

September 30, 2022


Nine Months

Ended

September 30, 2021



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Cash flows from operating activities:







Net income


$

4,294


$

29,678

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:







Depreciation and amortization



68,659



66,675

Amortization of debt costs, discounts and premiums



1,144



1,333

Equity-based compensation expense (net of amounts capitalized)



18,174



20,769

Loss on debt extinguishment and redemption – 2024 Euro Notes



11,885



Loss on debt extinguishment and redemption – 2022 Notes





14,698

Gains on foreign exchange – 2024 Euro Notes



(31,561)



(23,759)

Gains – equipment transactions and other, net



3,531



(347)

Deferred income taxes



4,682



11,922

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







Accounts receivable



(3,103)



(159)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets



(9,404)



1,734

Change in valuation – interest rate swap agreement



45,703



3,076

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities



23,144



8,676

Deposits and other assets



236



(23)

Net cash provided by operating activities



137,384



134,273

Cash flows from investing activities:







Purchases of property and equipment



(59,380)



(54,620)

Net cash used in investing activities



(59,380)



(54,620)

Cash flows from financing activities:







Dividends paid



(125,882)



(110,736)

Redemption and extinguishment – 2024 Euro Notes



(375,354)



Redemption and extinguishment – 2022 Notes





(459,317)

Net proceeds from issuance of senior unsecured 2027 Notes – net of debt costs of $1,290



446,010



Net proceeds from issuance of senior secured 2026 Notes – net of debt costs of $1,317





496,933

Principal payments on installment payment agreement



(790)



(5,845)

Principal payments of finance lease obligations



(20,958)



(16,826)

Proceeds from exercises of stock options



426



1,237

Net cash used in financing activities



(76,548)



(94,554)

Effect of exchange rates changes on cash



(6,416)



(1,445)

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash



(4,960)



(16,346)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period



328,624



371,301

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period


$

323,664


$

354,955


Except for historical information and discussion contained herein, statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to statements identified by words such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “targets,” “projects” and similar expressions.  The statements in this release are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Cogent’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties.  Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.  Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences, including the impact of our pending acquisition of Sprint Communications, including delays or conditions on the obtaining of necessary regulatory approvals, our failure to close the acquisition or difficulties integrating our business with the acquired Sprint Communications business; the COVID-19 pandemic and the related government policies; future economic instability in the global economy or a contraction of the capital markets which could affect spending on Internet services and our ability to engage in financing activities; the impact of changing foreign exchange rates (in particular the Euro to USD and Canadian dollar to USD exchange rates) on the translation of our non-USD denominated revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities; legal and operational difficulties in new markets; the imposition of a requirement that we contribute to the US Universal Service Fund on the basis of our Internet revenue; changes in government policy and/or regulation, including net neutrality rules  by the United States Federal Communications Commission and in the area of data protection; cyber-attacks or security breaches of our network; increasing competition leading to lower prices for our services; our ability to attract new customers and to increase and maintain the volume of traffic on our network; the ability to maintain our Internet peering arrangements on favorable terms; our reliance on an equipment vendor, Cisco Systems Inc., and the potential for hardware or software problems associated with such equipment; the dependence of our network on the quality and dependability of third-party fiber providers; our ability to retain certain customers that comprise a significant portion of our revenue base; the management of network failures and/or disruptions; and outcomes in litigation as well as other risks discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and our Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2022, June 30, 2022 and September 30, 2022.  Cogent undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement or any information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.

 

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