Alaska Communications Systems Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Happy Now

Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 4.27%.

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Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 250% to $0.07 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.02 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 5.95% to $91.06 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.07 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.03. It beat the average revenue estimate of $89.53 million.

Quoting Management: “Demand for our core broadband products remains strong and we are translating market demand into business performance, all while strengthening our balance sheet, creating long-term shareholder value,” said Anand Vadapalli, president and CEO of Alaska Communications.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 4.23% from $95.08 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 61.11% from $0.18 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.08 to a profit $0.04. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.33 to a profit of $0.19 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)