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Frontier Communications: Analysts’ Expectations in Q1

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Frontier’s first-quarter earnings

Frontier Communications (FTR) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on April 30. Analysts expect Frontier’s adjusted EPS to reach -$0.37 in the first quarter—compared to -$0.58 in the first quarter of 2018. Analysts also expect the company to report an adjusted EPS of -$1.12 in fiscal 2019, -$1.19 in fiscal 2020, and -$1.85 in fiscal 2021.

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In the fourth quarter of 2018, Frontier Communications reported an adjusted EPS of -$0.06—compared to an adjusted EPS of -$0.59 in the fourth quarter of 2017. The company’s adjusted net loss attributable to its common shareholders fell to $6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018—compared to a net loss of $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Peer comparison

Charter Communications’ (CHTR) adjusted EPS is expected to increase ~100.0% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.40 in the first quarter. Comcast’s (CMCSA) adjusted EPS is expected to rise ~8.1% YoY to $0.67. CenturyLink’s (CTL) adjusted EPS is expected to increase ~8.0% YoY to $0.27.

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