EarthLink Inc. (NASDAQ:ELNK) had a loss 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.
EarthLink Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.07 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.07 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Decreased 7.08% to $320 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: EarthLink Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.07 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.10. It beat the average revenue estimate of $317.2 million.
Quoting Management: “The first quarter of 2013 was one of substantial progress for our company. We opened several new next-generation data centers, completed the majority of our new unique fiber network routes and had our best quarter of sales bookings since 2011,” said EarthLink Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rolla P. Huff. “We expect this momentum to further accelerate throughout 2013 as we continue to approach the inflection point of sustained positive growth.”
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Revenue decreased 3.51% from $331.64 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.07 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.00 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 loss of $0.04 to a loss $0.08. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of $0.16 to a loss of $0.33 over the last ninety days.
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