Thursday, August 4, 2016

Windstream Revenue Dips in Q2, Profitability Rises

Windstream reported Q2 2016 total revenue of $1.36 billion and total service revenues of $1.33 billion, to $1.42 billion and $1.38 billion, respectively, year-over-year. Operating income was $155 million compared to $79 million in the period a year ago. Net income was $1.5 million or 1 cent per share compared to a loss of $111 million or a loss of $1.13 per share a year ago.

  • Consumer and small business ILEC service revenues were $395 million, a decrease of 2 percent from the same period a year ago. Consumer service revenues were $311 million, a decrease of 1 percent year-over-year. Consumer average revenue per household increased 1 percent sequentially and 5 percent year-over-year driven partly by higher consumer adoption rates of premium Internet speeds.
  • Carrier service revenues were $160 million, a decrease of 7 percent year-over-year. Core carrier and wholesale revenues were $149 million, a decrease of $1 million sequentially.
  • Enterprise service revenues were $491 million, an increase of 3 percent year-over-year. Enterprise contribution margin was $80 million, or 15.7 percent, an increase of $32 million, or 68 percent, year-over-year, and an increase of $9 million, or 13 percent, sequentially.
  • Small business CLEC service revenues were $125 million, a 12 percent decrease year-over-year. Small business CLEC contribution margin remained steady sequentially at $41 million, or 33 percent.
  • Windstream affirmed its previously provided financial guidance for the year with improved cash interest and cash tax guidance.

"We are making solid progress on achieving our 2016 goals. Each business unit is executing an operational strategy to advance the goal of stabilizing and growing operating cash flow over time. We are making the right investments and optimizing the balance sheet. All of which will drive improving results and create value for investors," said Tony Thomas, president and chief executive officer at Windstream.