Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CenturyLink Revenue Declines on Access Line Losses

CenturyLink reported operating income of $1.75 billion compared to $1.87 billion in third quarter 2009. This anticipated revenue decline was primarily due to the impact of access line losses and lower access revenues, including the anticipated impact of wireless traffic migration, that more than offset revenue increases driven by growth in high-speed Internet customers and data transport demand from wireless providers.

Net income (GAAP) for third quarter 2010 was $231.2 million compared to $280.8 million for third quarter 2009 and, diluted earnings per share for third quarter 2010 was $.76 compared to $.94 for third quarter 2009.

"CenturyLink's solid third quarter results reflect the success of our experienced and dedicated employees remaining focused on meeting the needs of our customers while continuing to make great progress with the integration of Embarq and planning for the pending Qwest merger," Glen F. Post, III, chief executive officer and president, said. "In early October we successfully completed the third of five planned Embarq customer care system conversions and the two remaining conversions are on track to be completed by the end of third quarter 2011. "http://www.centurylink.com


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