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Last $34.53 USD
Change Today -0.98 / -2.76%
Volume 9.4M
As of 8:04 PM 05/6/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

centurylink inc (CTL) Snapshot

Open
$35.68
Previous Close
$35.51
Day High
$36.20
Day Low
$33.94
52 Week High
07/29/14 - $45.67
52 Week Low
05/6/15 - $33.94
Market Cap
19.5B
Average Volume 10 Days
3.9M
EPS TTM
$1.45
Shares Outstanding
563.7M
EX-Date
03/4/15
P/E TM
23.8x
Dividend
$2.16
Dividend Yield
6.25%
Current Stock Chart for CENTURYLINK INC (CTL)

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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
President of Global Markets
Total Annual Compensation: $725.0K
Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel...
Total Annual Compensation: $520.9K
Chief Accounting Officer, Executive Vice Pres...
Total Annual Compensation: $475.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

centurylink inc (CTL) Key Developments

CenturyLink, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter of 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported operating revenues of $4,451 million against $4,538 million a year ago. The growth of strategic revenues was primarily due to continued strong business customer demand for high-bandwidth data services, along with year-over-year growth in high-speed Internet and CenturyLink Prism TV and select price increases. Operating income was $649 million against $653 million a year ago. Net income was $192 million or $0.34 per basic and diluted share against $203 million or $0.35 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Non-GAAP operating income was $695 million against $681 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $226 million or $0.40 per basic and diluted share against $220 million or $0.38 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,336 million against $1,380 million a year ago. Payments for property, plant and equipment and capitalized software were $616 million against $670 million a year ago. CenturyLink's adjusted net income for first quarter 2015 was $375 million compared to adjusted net income of $381 million in first quarter 2014. First quarter 2015 adjusted diluted EPS was $0.67 compared to $0.66 in the year-ago period due to lower operating cash flow being more than offset by lower depreciation and amortization, along with the impact of the lower number of shares outstanding due to share repurchases since first quarter 2014. The company expects second quarter 2015 operating and core revenues to be flat to slightly lower compared to first quarter 2015. Second quarter 2015 operating cash flow is expected to be lower compared to first quarter 2015 primarily due to higher employee-related expenses and the impact of the continued decline in higher-margin legacy revenues. Operating revenues to be $4.41 to $4.46 billion, core revenues of $4.02 to $4.07 billion, operating cash flow to be $1.67 to $1.72 billion and adjusted diluted EPS to be $0.59 to $0.64.

Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Cloud Solutions Portfolio with CenturyLink Cloud

Avnet Technology Solutions announced that CenturyLink Cloud, CenturyLink's public cloud platform, is available through its U.S. and Canada value-added reseller (VAR) partners through Avnet Cloud Solutions. Avnet Cloud Solutions helps partners go to market with cost-effective, flexible and reliable solutions that meet their customers' expectations for high-performance cloud infrastructure and highly differentiated cloud management. Partners will receive access to the Avnet Cloud Toolset (ACT) to help them efficiently manage, govern, consolidate and track their customers' cloud accounts across multiple cloud providers. ACT features cloud usage tracking and consumption-based invoicing for workloads running on CenturyLink Cloud coupled with subscription-based workloads. Avnet will help its CenturyLink Cloud value-added reseller partners succeed with a streamlined onboarding process and support in building recurring revenue streams. Partners can also become members of the CenturyLink Cloud Reseller Program, which benefits them by providing technical resources, account provisioning support and high-visibility monthly reports. In addition, Avnet's partners will own customer billing and relationships and have the option to do so under their respective brands with the CenturyLink Cloud Reseller Program.

CenturyLink, Inc. Extends Global Data Center Footprint into Australia Through an Agreement with NEXTDC Limited

CenturyLink, Inc. announced it now offers access to its full suite of managed hybrid IT services to regional and multinational corporations in Australia with the extension of its data center footprint into the country through an agreement with independent Data-Center-as-a-Service provider NEXTDC Limited. CenturyLink's comprehensive portfolio of managed hybrid IT services comprises network, managed hosting services, co-location and cloud. The company has offered network services to more than 50 regional and multinational corporations in Australia since 2002 and plans to deploy its public cloud service within the country later 2015. Starting today, managed hosting and colocation services can be accessed through NEXTDC's network of five next-generation data centers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. Through the agreement, CenturyLink and NEXTDC can sell into each other's data centers. This innovative approach to outsourcing will be invaluable for Australian businesses wanting to enhance their international reach with CenturyLink's managed hybrid IT services, and for existing global CenturyLink customers to quickly and easily gain a physical presence in Australia.

 

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