Windstream Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

Windstream Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 41.67% to $0.07 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.12 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 2.07% to $1.51 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Windstream Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.07 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.09. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.51 billion.

Quoting Management: “Our strategy to reposition Windstream in growth areas is driving steady results,” said Jeff Gardner, president and CEO. “Additionally, we continue to strike a prudent balance among reinvesting in the company, paying an attractive dividend and reducing debt over time.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 0.37% from $1.5 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 30% from $0.10 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.1 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.44 to a profit of $0.41 over the last ninety days.

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