View Comments P.S. The 61st Annual Obie Awards, which recognize excellence in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theater, will be held on May 23 at Webster Hall; Lea DeLaria has been enlisted to return as host. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Joe Jonas’ DNCE Set for Grease: LiveThey’re the ones that we want! Joe Jonas (not to be confused with his little brother Nick, who is a Broadway alum) will appear on Grease: Live with a slew of Main Stem faves including Aaron Tveit and Vanessa Hudgens. PEOPLE reports that Joe and his DNCE bandmates have been tapped for the upcoming telecast on January 31; they are set to play Johnny Casino and the Gamblers during the infamous school dance sequence at Rydell High. Did we mention that we’re already knee-deep in our viewing party plans?Joe Iconis’ New Tuner Will Bow at BSCWe’re dreaming of those summer nights…in the Berkshires. Joe Iconis’ (Be More Chill, Smash’s “Broadway Here I Come”) new musical will make its world premiere at the Barrington Stage Company this summer. Directed by Leah Gardiner and inspired by the Blaxploitation movies of the 1970’s (think Shaft), the production will play a limited engagement August 12 through September 3. Opening night is set for August 19 at the St. Germain Stage. Other productions slated for BSC’s season include a revival of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, helmed by Tony winner John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, which will run July 15 through August 13, officially opening on July 20 at the Mainstage.$100,000 Kleban Prize AnnouncedHugh congratulations to Stacey Luftig and Daniel Goldstein, who have been honored with the 26th annual Kleban Prize, each winning $100,000, payable over two years. Luftig takes home the accolade for most promising musical theater lyricist, and Goldstein most promising musical theater librettist. Established in 1988 under the will of Tony winner Edward L. Kleban (A Chorus Line), the Kleban Foundation has awarded approximately $5,000,000 to 62 artists including Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and EGOT-er Robert Lopez. This year’s private ceremony will take place on February 8 at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.Broadway Backwards Sets 2016 DateBroadway Backwards, the annual celebration where the LGBT community sees its stories told through the great songs of musical theater by a plethora of Great White Way mainstays, will return for its 11th edition on March 21. This year’s one-night-only event is set to play at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and benefit Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.Will Adele Pen a Broadway Musical?Did we mention how much we love The Late Late Show host James Corden? The Tony winner recently filmed Carpool Karaoke with Adele and brought up the possibility of the songstress achieving the EGOT. “The Tony’s pretty unlikely…I ain’t got time for that,” she remarked. Corden, however, was convinced that one day she should be “writing a huge musical,” to which Adele replied: “What if no one cares then?” Trust us, Adele, whether its next year or decades from now WE WILL CARE. Check out the video below!
CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) October 31, April 30, ASSETS 2011 2011 ————— —————CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,421 $ 1,817 Restricted cash 76 76 Accounts receivable – trade, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 56,984 54,914 Other current assets 14,989 15,598 ————— —————Total current assets 76,470 72,405Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation 461,359 453,361Goodwill 101,329 101,204Intangible assets, net 2,468 2,455Restricted assets 403 334Notes receivable – related party/employee 720 1,297Investments in unconsolidated entities 34,906 38,263Other non-current assets 20,285 21,262 ————— —————Total assets $ 697,940 $ 690,581 =============== =============== LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Current maturities of long-term debt and capital leases $ 1,297 $ 1,217 Current maturities of financing lease obligations 327 316 Accounts payable 51,758 42,499 Other accrued liabilities 41,047 39,889 ————— —————Total current liabilities 94,429 83,921Long-term debt and capital leases, less current maturities 461,915 461,418Financing lease obligations, less current maturities 1,989 2,156Other long-term liabilities 47,012 49,099 Total Casella Waste Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries stockholders’ equity 91,325 93,987 Noncontrolling interest 1,270 – ————— —————Total stockholders’ equity 92,595 93,987Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 697,940 $ 690,581 =============== =============== Solid Waste Internalization Rates by Region: Three Months Ended Six Months Ended October 31, October 31, ——————– ——————– 2011 2010 2011 2010 ——— ——— ——— ———Eastern region 59.7% 54.9% 56.9% 52.8%Western region 77.0% 75.1% 76.6% 75.7%Solid waste internalization 68.9% 66.1% 67.3% 65.1% CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In thousands, except amounts per share) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended ———————— ———————— October 31, October 31, October 31, October 31, 2011 2010 2011 2010 ———– ———– ———– ———– Revenues $ 129,866 $ 122,895 $ 257,059 $ 244,887 Operating expenses: Cost of operations 86,627 79,313 171,851 160,652 General and administration 16,062 15,696 32,268 31,613 Depreciation and amortization 15,061 15,620 29,567 31,203 Legal settlement 359 – 1,359 – Development project charge 131 – 131 – Gain on sale of assets – – – (3,502) ———– ———– ———– ———– 118,240 110,629 235,176 219,966 ———– ———– ———– ———– Operating income 11,626 12,266 21,883 24,921 Other expense/(income), net: Interest expense, net 11,207 11,619 22,357 23,384 Loss from equity method investments 1,523 506 3,781 2,638 Other income (327) (317) (432) (412) ———– ———– ———– ———– 12,403 11,808 25,706 25,610 ———– ———– ———– ———– (Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes and discontinued operations (777) 458 (3,823) (689)Provision for income taxes 67 281 728 1,060 ———– ———– ———– ———– (Loss) income from continuing operations before discontinued operations (844) 177 (4,551) (1,749)Discontinued operations: Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes (1) – (767) – (1,692) Gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations, net of income taxes (1) 79 (564) 725 (615) ———– ———– ———– ———– Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (765) $ (1,154) $ (3,826) $ (4,056) =========== =========== =========== =========== Common stock and common stock equivalent shares outstanding, assuming full dilution 26,759 26,788 26,661 25,981 =========== =========== =========== =========== Net loss per common share attributable to common stockholders $ (0.03) $ (0.04) $ (0.14) $ (0.16) =========== =========== =========== =========== Adjusted EBITDA (2) $ 30,532 $ 30,804 $ 59,194 $ 58,577 =========== =========== =========== =========== Following is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders: Three Months Ended Six Months Ended ———————— ———————— October 31, October 31, October 31, October 31, 2011 2010 2011 2010 ———– ———– ———– ———– Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders $ (765) $ (1,154) $ (3,826) $ (4,056) Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes – 767 – 1,692 (Gain) loss on disposal of discontinued operations, net of income taxes (79) 564 (725) 615 Provision for income taxes 67 281 728 1,060 Interest expense, net 11,207 11,619 22,357 23,384 Depreciation and amortization 15,061 15,620 29,567 31,203 Other expense, net 1,196 189 3,349 2,226 Legal settlement 359 – 1,359 – Development project charge 131 – 131 – Gain on sale of assets – – – (3,502) Depletion of landfill operating lease obligations 2,484 2,107 4,514 4,299 Interest accretion on landfill and environmental remediation liabilities 871 811 1,740 1,656 ———– ———– ———– ———–Adjusted EBITDA (2) $ 30,532 $ 30,804 $ 59,194 $ 58,577 =========== =========== =========== =========== Revenues between $475.0 million and $487.0 million.Adjusted EBITDA* between $105.0 million and $110.0 million.Free Cash Flow* between $2.0 million and $7.0 million.*Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresIn addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP), the company also discloses earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for accretion, depletion of landfill operating lease obligations, gain on sale of assets, development project charge write-off, as well as legal settlement charge (Adjusted EBITDA) which is a non-GAAP measure. The company also discloses Free Cash Flow, which is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures, less payments on landfill operating leases, less assets acquired through financing leases, plus proceeds from the sales of assets and property and equipment, which is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled to net income (loss), while Free Cash Flow is reconciled to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities.The company presents Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow because it considers them important supplemental measures of its performance and believes they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of the company’s results. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to further understand the company’s “core operating performance.” The company believes its “core operating performance” represents its on-going performance in the ordinary course of operations. The company believes that providing Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow to investors, in addition to corresponding income statement and cash flow statement measures, affords investors the benefit of viewing its performance using the same financial metrics that the management team uses in making many key decisions and understanding how the core business and its results of operations may look in the future. The company further believes that providing this information allows it s investors greater transparency and a better understanding of its core financial performance. In addition, the instruments governing the company’s indebtedness use EBITDA (with additional adjustments) to measure its compliance with covenants such as interest coverage, leverage and debt incurrence.Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from Adjusted EBITDA or Free Cash Flow presented by other companies.About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the northeastern United States. For further information, contact Ned Coletta, vice president of finance and investor relations at (802) 772-2239, or Ed Johnson, chief financial officer at (802) 772-2241, or visit the company’s website at http://www.casella.com(link is external).Conference call to discuss quarterThe Company will host a conference call to discuss these results on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Individuals interested in participating in the call should dial (877) 548-9590 or (720) 545-0037 at least 10 minutes before start time. The call will also be webcast; to listen, participants should visit Casella Waste Systems’ website at http://ir.casella.com(link is external) and follow the appropriate link to the webcast. A replay of the call will be available on the company’s website, or by calling (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (Conference ID 22675023) until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 8, 2011.Safe Harbor StatementCertain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such by the context of the statements, including words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “intend,” “estimate,” “guidance” and other similar expressions, whether in the negative or affirmative. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate and management’s beliefs and assumptions. We cannot guarantee that we actually will achieve the plans, intentions, expectations or guidance disclosed in the forward-looking statements made. Such forward-looking statements, and all phases of our operations, involve a number of risks and uncertainties, any one or more of which cou ld cause actual results to differ materially from those described in our forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include or relate to, among other things: current economic conditions that have adversely affected and may continue to adversely affect our revenues and our operating margin; we may be unable to reduce costs or increase pricing or volumes sufficiently to achieve estimated Adjusted EBITDA and other targets; landfill operations and permit status may be affected by factors outside our control; we may be required to incur capital expenditures in excess of our estimates; fluctuations in the commodity pricing of our recyclables may make it more difficult for us to predict our results of operations or meet our estimates; and we may incur environmental charges or asset impairments in the future. There are a number of other important risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-lookin g statements. These additional risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, those detailed in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2011.We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SUPPLEMENTAL DATA TABLES (Unaudited) (In thousands) Amounts of our total revenues attributable to services provided for the three and six months ended October 31, 2011 and 2010 are as follows: Three Months Ended October 31, ———————————————– % of Total % of Total 2011 Revenue 2010 Revenue ———– ———- ———– ———-Collection $ 54,764 42.2% $ 52,058 42.4%Disposal 31,104 24.0% 31,075 25.3%Power generation 6,340 4.9% 6,273 5.1%Processing and organics 13,992 10.8% 12,972 10.6% ———– ———- ———– ———- Solid waste operations 106,200 81.9% 102,378 83.4%Major accounts 9,847 7.5% 10,140 8.2%Recycling 13,819 10.6% 10,377 8.4% ———– ———- ———– ———-Total revenues $ 129,866 100.0% $ 122,895 100.0% =========== ========== =========== ========== Six Months Ended October 31, ———————————————– % of Total % of Total 2011 Revenue 2010 Revenue ———– ———- ———– ———-Collection $ 108,390 42.2% $ 104,560 42.7%Disposal 60,422 23.5% 60,630 24.8%Power generation 12,237 4.8% 11,986 4.9%Processing and organics 28,730 11.2% 26,220 10.7% ———– ———- ———– ———- Solid waste operations 209,779 81.7% 203,396 83.1%Major accounts 20,557 7.9% 20,540 8.3%Recycling 26,723 10.4% 20,951 8.6% ———– ———- ———– ———-Total revenues $ 257,059 100.0% $ 244,887 100.0% =========== ========== =========== ========== Casella Waste Systems Inc,Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional vertically-integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, has reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2012, and provided updated guidance for its 2012 fiscal year.Highlights for the quarter included: Revenue growth of 5.7 percent over the same quarter last year.Overall solid waste pricing growth of 1.6 percent was primarily driven by strong collection pricing growth of 3.4 percent as a percentage of collection revenues.Adjusted EBITDA* was $30.5 million for the quarter, down $0.3 million from same quarter last year.Free cash flow* was $6.0 million for the quarter and $3.4 million year-to-date.Company reaffirms Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow guidance ranges for fiscal year 2012.For the quarter ended October 31, 2011, revenues were $129.9 million, up $7.0 million or 5.7 percent from the same quarter last year. Operating income was $11.6 million for the quarter, down $0.7 million from the same quarter last year. Excluding the non-recurring $0.4 million legal settlement charge and the $0.1 million development project charge in the current quarter, operating income was down $0.2 million from the same quarter last year.The company’s net loss attributable to common shareholders was ($0.8) million, or ($0.03) per common share for the quarter, compared to a net loss of ($1.2) million, or ($0.04) per share for the same quarter last year.”We continued to make great progress during the second quarter improving the fundamentals of our core business,” said John W. Casella, chairman and CEO of Casella Waste Systems. “Collection price was up 3.4 percent from the same quarter last year, a big improvement from the muted pricing we realized last year. The strong pricing is a reflection of the hard work by our divisional teams to move pricing from an annual event to a core process, their efforts to intelligently manage yield in their markets through the use of the customer profitability analytics, and our constant drive to create value for our customers through resource solutions.””We are also driving increased collection volumes through our ability to differentiate our service offerings with resource solutions, such as Zero-Sort® Recycling, and our heightened focus on customer care,” Casella said. “In spite of the stagnant economic environment, MSW and C&D landfill volumes were up for the quarter, while historically lumpy special waste volumes were down this quarter at most of our sites.””In late August and early September, the Northeast was hit with two major storms, Irene and Lee, that destroyed local roads and bridges and devastated hundreds of homes and businesses,” Casella said. “Our people were prepared for the storms, and with their foresight we avoided major damage to our facilities and equipment. In fact, we were able to get our customer care center operational and our trucks running the day after the storms to meet the needs of our customers and our communities. As a result of the storm clean-up, we realized higher roll-off pulls and landfill volumes at several sites; however much of this benefit was offset by increased operating costs due to the storms.”Fiscal 2012 OutlookThe company reaffirmed its fiscal year guidance in the following categories: Following is a reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities: Three Months Ended Six Months Ended ———————— ———————— October 31, October 31, October 31, October 31, 2011 2010 2011 2010 ———– ———– ———– ———–Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $ 27,538 $ 22,793 $ 41,478 $ 34,156Capital expenditures (21,102) (15,902) (35,970) (30,769)Payments on landfill operating lease contracts (1,456) (1,461) (3,314) (2,250)Proceeds from sale of assets and property and equipment 971 247 1,170 8,088 ———– ———– ———– ———–Free Cash Flow (2) $ 5,951 $ 5,677 $ 3,364 $ 9,225 =========== =========== =========== =========== Components of Growth and Maintenance Capital Expenditures (1): Three Months Ended Six Months Ended October 31, October 31, ——————— ——————— 2011 2010 2011 2010 ———- ———- ———- ———-Growth capital expenditures: Landfill development $ 203 $ – $ 244 $ 227 Landfill gas to energy project 792 – 1,159 – MRF equipment upgrades 2,498 – 3,007 – Other 1,774 108 2,000 763 ———- ———- ———- ———-Total Growth Capital Expenditures 5,267 108 6,410 990 ———- ———- ———- ———-Maintenance capital expenditures: Vehicles, machinery / equipment and containers $ 3,901 $ 3,930 $ 10,341 $ 10,332 Landfill construction & equipment 9,907 10,778 16,904 17,830 Facilities 1,815 976 1,990 1,148 Other 212 110 325 469 ———- ———- ———- ———-Total Maintenance Capital Expenditures 15,835 15,794 29,560 29,779 ———- ———- ———- ———-Total Capital Expenditures $ 21,102 $ 15,902 $ 35,970 $ 30,769 ========== ========== ========== ==========(1) Our capital expenditures are broadly defined as pertaining to eithergrowth or maintenance activities. Growth capital expenditures are definedas costs related to development of new airspace, permit expansions, and newrecycling contracts along with incremental costs of equipment andinfrastructure added to further such activities. Growth capitalexpenditures include the cost of equipment added directly as a result of newbusiness as well as expenditures associated with increasing infrastructureto increase throughput at transfer stations and recycling facilities.Maintenance capital expenditures are defined as landfill cell constructioncosts not related to expansion airspace, costs for normal permit renewals,and replacement costs for equipment due to age or obsolescence. RUTLAND, VT–(Marketwire – November 30, 2011) CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In thousands) Six Months Ended ——————————– October 31, October 31, 2011 2010 ————— —————Cash Flows from Operating Activities:Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (3,826) $ (4,056)Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes – 1,692(Gain) loss on disposal of discontinued operations, net of income taxes (725) 615Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cashprovided by operating activities – Gain on sale of assets – (3,502) Gain on sale of property and equipment (754) (302) Depreciation and amortization 29,567 31,203 Depletion of landfill operating lease obligations 4,514 4,299 Interest accretion on landfill and environmental remediation liabilities 1,740 1,656 Development project charge 131 – Amortization of premium on senior subordinated notes – (386) Amortization of discount on term loan and second lien notes 467 450 Loss from equity method investments 3,781 2,638 Stock-based compensation 1,366 1,347 Excess tax benefit on the vesting of share based awards (219) (117) Deferred income taxes 1,008 1,185 Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures 4,428 (2,566) ————— ————— 46,029 35,905 ————— ————— Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 41,478 34,156 ————— —————Cash Flows from Investing Activities: Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (715) – Additions to property, plant and equipment – growth (6,410) (990) – maintenance (29,560) (29,779) Payments on landfill operating lease contracts (3,314) (2,250) Proceeds from sale of assets – 7,533 Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 1,170 555 Investments in unconsolidated entities (935) – ————— ————— Net Cash Used In Investing Activities (39,764) (24,931) ————— —————Cash Flows from Financing Activities: Proceeds from long-term borrowings 82,100 76,900 Principal payments on long-term debt (82,146) (83,966) Payments of financing costs (184) (357) Proceeds from exercise of share based awards 176 160 Excess tax benefit on the vesting of share based awards 219 117 ————— ————— Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Financing Activities 165 (7,146) ————— —————Cash Provided By (Used In) Discontinued Operations 725 (70) ————— —————Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 2,604 2,009Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 1,817 2,035 ————— —————Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 4,421 $ 4,044 =============== =============== Supplemental Disclosures:Cash interest $ 20,531 $ 21,344Cash income taxes, net of refunds $ 5,281 $ 117 CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SUPPLEMENTAL DATA TABLES (Unaudited) (In thousands) GreenFiber Financial Statistics – as reported (1): Three Months Ended Six Months Ended October 31, October 31, ———————- ———————- 2011 2010 2011 2010 ———- ———- ———- ———-Revenues $ 21,841 $ 20,581 $ 37,856 $ 38,018Net loss (3,049) (1,012) (7,564) (5,276)Cash flow used in operations (949) (3,414) (2,258) (3,038)Net working capital changes (149) (4,856) 726 (2,692)Adjusted EBITDA $ (800) $ 1,442 $ (2,984) $ (346)As a percentage of revenues: Net loss -14.0% -4.9% -20.0% -13.9%Adjusted EBITDA -3.7% 7.0% -7.9% -0.9%(1) We hold a 50% interest in US Green Fiber, LLC (“GreenFiber”), a jointventure that manufactures, markets and sells cellulose insulation made fromrecycled fiber. CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (In thousands) Note 1: Discontinued OperationsOn January 23, 2011, we entered into a purchase and sale agreement and related agreements to sell non-integrated recycling assets and select intellectual property assets to a new company (the “Purchaser”) formed by Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. and Intersection LLC for $130,400 in gross proceeds. Pursuant to these agreements, we divested non-integrated recycling assets located outside our core operating regions of New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and northern Pennsylvania, including 17 Material Recovery Facilities (“MRFs”), one transfer station and certain related intellectual property assets. Following the transaction, we retained four integrated MRFs located in our core operating regions. As a part of the disposition, we also entered into a ten-year commodities marketing agreement with the Purchaser to market 100% of the tonnage from three of our remaining integrated MRFs.We completed the transaction on March 1, 2011 for $134,195 in gross cash proceeds. This included an estimated $3,795 working capital and other purchase price adjustment, which was subject to further adjustment, as defined in the purchase and sale agreement. The final working capital adjustment, along with additional legal expenses related to the transaction, of $646 was recorded to gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations, net of income taxes in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012.In the three months ended October 31, 2011, we recorded an additional working capital adjustment of $79 to gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations, net of income taxes, which related to our subsequent collection of receivable balances that were released to us for collection by the Purchaser.During the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, we also completed the sale of the assets of the Trilogy Glass business for cash proceeds of $1,840.The operating results of these operations, which relate only to prior fiscal year periods, have been reclassified from continuing to discontinued operations in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. Revenues and loss before income tax provision attributable to discontinued operations for the three and six months ended October 31, 2010 were $18,114, ($767), $35,693, and ($1,692), respectively.We allocate interest expense to discontinued operations. We have also eliminated certain immaterial inter-company activity associated with discontinued operations.Note 2: Non – GAAP Financial MeasuresIn addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), we also disclose earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for accretion, depletion of landfill operating lease obligations, gain on sale of assets, development project charge write-off, as well as legal settlement charges (Adjusted EBITDA) which is a non-GAAP measure. We also disclose Free Cash Flow, which is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures, less payments on landfill operating leases, less assets acquired through financing leases, plus proceeds from the sale of assets and property and equipment, which is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled to net income (loss), while Free Cash Flow is reconciled to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities.We present Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow because we consider them important supplemental measures of our performance and believe they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of our results. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to further understand our “core operating performance.” We believe our “core operating performance” represents our on-going performance in the ordinary course of operations. We believe that providing Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow to investors, in addition to corresponding income statement and cash flow statement measures, provides investors the benefit of viewing our performance using the same financial metrics that the management team uses in making many key decisions and understanding how the core business and its results of operations may look in the future. We further believe that providing this information allows our investors greater transparency and a better understanding o f our core financial performance. In addition, the instruments governing our indebtedness use EBITDA (with additional adjustments) to measure our compliance with covenants such as interest coverage, leverage and debt incurrence.Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP in the U.S. Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP in the U.S., and may be different from Adjusted EBITDA or Free Cash Flow presented by other companies. Components of revenue growth for the three months ended October 31, 2011 compared to the three months ended October 31, 2010 are as follows: % of % of Solid Related Waste % of Total Amount Business Operations Company ———– ———- ———- ———-Solid Waste Operations:Collection $ 1,783 3.4% 1.7% 1.5%Disposal (240) -0.8% -0.2% -0.2%Power operations 102 1.6% 0.1% 0.1%Processing and organics – 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% ———– ———- ———-Solid Waste Yield 1,645 1.6% 1.4%Volume (211) -0.2% -0.2%Commodity price & volume 1,063 1.0% 0.9%Acquisitions & divestitures 1,329 1.3% 1.1%Closed landfill (4) 0.0% 0.0% ———– ———- ———-Total Solid Waste 3,822 3.7% 3.2% ———– ========== ========== Major Accounts (293) -0.2% ———– ———- Recycling Operations: % of Recycling Operations ———-Commodity price 3,749 36.1% 3.1%Commodity volume (307) -2.9% -0.2% ———– ———- ———-Total Recycling 3,442 33.2% 2.9% ———– ========== ========== Total Company $ 6,971 5.7% =========== ==========