CenturyLink’s earnings trend
CenturyLink’s (CTL) non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) EPS is expected to rise ~8.0% YoY (year-over-year) to $0.27 in the first quarter from $0.25 in the first quarter of 2018. For 2019, the company’s non-GAAP EPS is expected to rise ~0.8% YoY to $1.20 from $1.19 in 2018.
CenturyLink reported an adjusted EPS of $1.19 in 2018—compared to $0.63 in 2017 on a pro forma basis, which reflects ~88.9% YoY growth. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the telecom company reported an adjusted EPS of $0.37—compared to $0.12 in the fourth quarter of 2017 on a pro forma basis, which reflects ~208.3% YoY growth.
Charter Communications’ (CHTR) adjusted EPS is expected to rise ~104.3% YoY to $1.43 in the first quarter, while Comcast’s (CMCSA) adjusted EPS is expected to rise ~3.2% YoY to $0.64. Frontier Communications (FTR) is expected to report an adjusted EPS loss of $0.36 in the first quarter.