CenturyLink (CTL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on May 8. Analysts expect CenturyLink’s adjusted EPS to reach $0.27 in the first quarter—compared to $0.25 in the first quarter of 2018. Analysts expect the company to report an adjusted EPS of $1.18 in fiscal 2019, $1.29 in fiscal 2020, and $1.29 in fiscal 2021.
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In the fourth quarter of 2018, on an adjusted level, CenturyLink reported an EPS of $0.37, which was higher than analysts’ expectations of $0.32. Excluding integration-related expenses and special items, the profits in the fourth quarter of 2018 were $394 million—higher than the profits of $132 million or $0.12 per share reported in the fourth quarter of 2017 on a pro forma basis.