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centurylink inc (CTL) Snapshot

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$37.40
Previous Close
$37.40
Day High
$37.99
Day Low
$37.30
52 Week High
07/29/14 - $45.67
52 Week Low
03/12/14 - $30.34
Market Cap
21.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
5.2M
EPS TTM
$1.44
Shares Outstanding
566.5M
EX-Date
03/4/15
P/E TM
26.3x
Dividend
$2.16
Dividend Yield
5.70%
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CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, governmental, and wholesale customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers broadband services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; private line services for transmission of large amounts of data between sites; and multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video. It also provides managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and advanced services; colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN). In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2014, it operated approximately 12.4 million access lines in 37 states and served approximately 6.1 million broadband subscribers; and operated 58 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Monroe, Louisiana.

45,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/24/15
Founded in 1968

centurylink inc (CTL) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $650.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $725.0K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.0K
Chief Accounting Officer, Executive Vice Pres...
Total Annual Compensation: $475.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

centurylink inc (CTL) Key Developments

CenturyLink, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on March 20, 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors voted to declare a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.54 per share, a portion of which will be payable out of capital surplus, on March 20, 2015, to shareholders of record on March 6, 2015.

CenturyLink, Inc. Presents at Cantor Fitzgerald 2015 Internet and Technology Conference, Feb-24-2015

CenturyLink, Inc. Presents at Cantor Fitzgerald 2015 Internet and Technology Conference, Feb-24-2015 . Venue: Le Parker Meridien, New York, New York, United States.

CenturyLink, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company’s operating revenues were $4.44 billion compared to $4.54 billion in fourth quarter 2013. The decline in legacy revenues, primarily driven by access line losses and lower access revenues, as well as lower data integration revenues, were partially offset by increased strategic revenues. The growth of strategic Revenue was primarily due to increased business customer demand for high-bandwidth data services, along with year-over-year growth in high-speed internet and centurylink prism tv customers. Operating cash flow excluding special items, decreased to $1.71 billion from $1.84 billion in fourth quarter 2013. Adjusted net income was $340 million compared to adjusted net income of $396 million in fourth quarter 2013. Adjusted diluted EPS was $0.60 compared to $0.68 in the year-ago period due to lower operating cash flow, partially offset by favorable state income tax adjustments and the lower number of shares outstanding due to share repurchases during 2014. Net income was $188 million compared to a net income of $239 million for fourth quarter 2013, and diluted earnings per share was $0.33 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.41 for fourth quarter 2013. Operating income was $483 million compared to $641 million a year ago. For the year, the company’s operating revenues decreased to $18.0 billion from $18.1 billion in 2013. Operating cash flow, excluding special items, was $7.1 billion compared to $7.4 billion in 2013. The decline in operating Revenue was driven by the impact of access line losses and lower access revenues, resulting in a decline in legacy revenues, and a decline in strategic private line services. These revenue declines were partially offset by increases in strategic revenues resulting primarily from increased business customer demand for high-bandwidth data services net income under gaap was $772 million compared to a net loss of $239 million for full-year 2013, and diluted earnings per share was $1.36 compared to net loss per share of $0.40 for full-year 2013 Operating income was $2,410 million compared to $1,438 million a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $5,188 million compared to $5,559 million a year ago. Payments for property, plant and equipment and capitalized software were $3,047 million compared to $3,048 million a year ago. For full year 2015, the company anticipates total operating revenues of $17.9 billion to $18.1 billion and core revenues of $16.25 billion to $16.45 billion, both stable when compared to full year 2014 due to expected continued increases in the level of strategic revenue growth offsetting the anticipated legacy revenue declines. Operating cash flow is expected to range from $6.8 billion to $7 billion and free cash flow is expected to range from $2.5 billion to $2.7 billion. Operating cash flow and free cash flow are expected to decline for full year 2014, primarily driven by the continued decline in higher-margin legacy revenues, the impact of higher expenses associated with the increased growth in strategic revenues and an increase in pension expense of approximately $90 million due to changes in actuarial assumptions, which really relate to the -- the company's adoption of new mortality tables. The company anticipated a decline in depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $250 million for full year 2015 compared to full year 2014, primarily driven by the impact of declining amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and the annual review and update of depreciation rates, which were expected to more than offset increases in depreciation expense associated with continued capital investment. The company also expects to incur capital expenditures of approximately $3 billion in 2015, and adjusted diluted EPS is expected to range from $2.50 to $2.70. For first quarter 2015, the company expected operating revenues of $4.45 billion to $4.5 billion, an increase compared to fourth quarter 2014, primarily due to projected growth in strategic revenue offsetting the anticipated decline in legacy revenue resulting in higher core revenue and also higher data integration revenues in first quarter 2015. Core revenues are expected to range from $4.04 billion to $4.09 billion. Operating cash flow is projected to be between $1.64 billion to $1.69 billion, a decrease compared to fourth quarter 2014, primarily due to higher pension costs, payroll taxes and operating taxes, along with the continued decline in higher-margin legacy revenue. The company also anticipates an approximate $90 million decline in depreciation and amortization expense in the first quarter 2015 compared to fourth quarter 2014. The anticipated lower level of depreciation and amortization expense is expected mostly to offset the decrease in operating cash flow and the impact of favorable income tax adjustments in fourth quarter 2014, resulting in adjusted diluted EPS expected to range from $0.56 to $0.61 per share in first quarter 2015 compared to the $0.60 in fourth quarter 2014.

 

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