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    Why Frontier Faces the Most Competition from Charter

    As Frontier offered faster speeds and new offers, the company’s broadband net additions improved sequentially in the California, Texas, and Florida (or CTF) markets during 2Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    AT&T’s wireline margins expand slightly in 4Q14

    Despite the decline in wireline revenue, the segment’s operating income grew marginally by ~1% year-over-year, or YoY, during 4Q14.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    A Look at Frontier’s Growth and Challenges in 2017

    Frontier’s outlook for 2017 Frontier Communications (FTR) expects moderate improvements in its customer and revenue trends, cost containment, and synergy realization in 2017. It expects synergy realization from the integration of AT&T’s (T) and Verizon’s (VZ) wireline businesses in Connecticut and CTF (California, Texas, and Florida) markets. Frontier completed the acquisition of AT&T’s and Verizon’s […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Wall Street’s Take on CenturyLink Leading up to Its 1Q16 Earnings

    As of April 11, 2016, ~52.6% of Wall Street analysts’ recommendations for CenturyLink’s stock were “holds,” 15.8% were “sells,” and ~31.6% were “buys.”

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Have Charter Communications’ Margins Improved?

    Charter Communications’ adjusted EBITDA increased ~6.5% year-over-year on a pro forma basis to reach $3.9 billion in the first quarter.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    AT&T’s Value Proposition in the US Telecom Space

    As of April 5, 2016, globally, AT&T was the largest telecom player by market capitalization. China Mobile (CHL) followed.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Verizon’s Global Enterprise revenues should follow declining trend

    In the first three quarters of 2014, Verizon’s Global Enterprise revenues declined by ~4.2%. They’re expected to decline by ~4% year-over-year in 2014.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    What Analysts Recommend for Frontier

    Out of the 17 analysts covering Frontier, only one analyst has rated the stock a “buy,” while ten analysts rated the stock a “hold.”

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    A Look at Charter Communications’ Earnings Growth in 4Q17

    In 3Q17, Charter Communications (CHTR) reported adjusted EBITDA of $3.8 billion, compared to $3.6 billion in 3Q16.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Investors should be aware of regulations in the telecom industry

    In the US and around the world, the telecom industry is regulated because market forces can’t maintain competition within the highly capital-intensive industry.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Understanding Frontier’s Recent Bounce

    Shares of Frontier Communications (FTR) rose 20.7% last week (ended May 19, 2017). The stock has been in a downward spiral for the past 12 months.

    By Adam Rogers
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    No ‘Buy’ Ratings for Frontier despite Improved Losses in Q4 2018

    Frontier Communications (FTR) marginally beat revenue estimates and reported wider-than-expected losses per share in the fourth quarter of 2018.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    What was the key growth driver for AT&T’s wireline segment?

    Adjusted revenue from IP-based strategic services grew by 14.3% YoY in 4Q14. Adjusted consumer wireline revenue increased by 2.4% during the quarter.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Everything you need to know about AT&T’s wireline business

    U-Verse and strategic business services have been the main growth areas for AT&T’s wireline business, offset by the declines in legacy voice and data products. AT&T’s U-Verse broadband and TV business both are showing strong growth.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Can Frontier Communications Keep Lowering Its Churn Rate?

    Frontier Communications has been trying to retain its subscribers and maintain a lower churn rate amid a highly competitive telecom sector.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Verizon and Cablevision: Market Share after the Altice Transaction

    An improving broadband proposition with higher Internet speeds should positively affect Cablevision (CVC), considering the competitive dynamics in its industry.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    What’s Happening with Charter in the Broadband Space?

    The cable industry’s market share of US broadband subscribers continued to rise in 1Q17. Comcast and Charter added the most broadband subscribers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Expectations for Frontier’s Video Net Additions in 1Q17

    Frontier’s video subscribers Frontier Communications (FTR) views video services as a future growth driver. It anticipates that its Verizon (VZ) CTF (California, Texas, Florida) transaction will boost its video service proposition. Frontier has also gained video subscribers from the Connecticut wireline properties it acquired from AT&T (T) in October 2014. Frontier’s management remains confident that […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why Frontier’s Broadband Subscriber Base Continues to Shrink

    Frontier’s broadband subscribers Let’s look at Frontier Communications’ (FTR) performance in the broadband space. Its customer losses continued as the company shed broadband and video subscribers in 1Q17. Frontier’s broadband subscribers fell ~2.5% sequentially to reach 4.2 million at the end of 1Q17. In 1Q17, on a net basis, the wireline player lost 107,000 broadband […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Analyzing Frontier’s Outlook for 2016 and Beyond

    Frontier Communications expects moderate improvement in its customer and revenue trends as well as continued focus on cost containment and synergy realizations.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Wireless is Verizon’s Core Focus Area

    Wireless is the key segment of Verizon’s business. It generated revenue and EBITDA of ~$22.6 billion and ~$9.9 billion, respectively, in 2Q15.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Why Frontier’s Revenue Fell in 3Q17

    Frontier generated total revenue of ~$2.3 billion in 3Q17, a fall of ~10.8% on a YoY basis and a fall of ~2.3% on a sequential basis, but in line with the consensus estimate.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Sprint’s Fiscal 3Q15 Revenue Lower than Analysts’ Expectations

    Sprint’s revenue again missed Wall Street’s expectations. Revenue came in ~1.6% below the consensus estimate.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Frontier’s 3Q15 Earnings Surprise Wall Street Analysts

    Frontier’s earnings in 3Q15 surprised Wall Street analysts, as it was expected to have loss for the quarter.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Frontier Communications Stock Rose on CEO Exit News

    Frontier Communications (FTR) stock rose 3.4% on Wednesday. The stock rose following media reports about Frontier CEO Dan McCarthy’s exit.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Overview: Current junk-rated debt and leveraged loans situation

    Bond investors have options when it comes to structuring their fixed income portfolios. They may invest in debt that’s rated investment-grade or non-investment grade (or junk-rated).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Verizon’s EBITDA Is Expected to Rise Modestly in 2Q15

    According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus as of July 10, on an adjusted basis, Verizon’s EBITDA is expected to rise moderately by ~5% YoY during 2Q15.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    AT&T Hit by Potentially Costly Lawsuit

    AT&T (T) has been sued in California on accusations that it secretly overcharges its wireless customers in an attempt to fatten its bottom line.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Frontier Communications: Returns and Stock Trends in 2019

    On June 21, Frontier Communications’ (FTR) closing price was $1.39 per share. Based on the closing price, Frontier Communications has a market capitalization of $0.15 billion.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications: Revenue Trends in 2019

    In the first quarter, Frontier Communications reported net revenues of $2.10 billion—a fall of 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. Frontier Communications missed analysts’ consensus revenue expectation.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    CenturyLink’s Current Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    On June 20, CenturyLink was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 8.60x. Charter Communications and Comcast’s 12-month forward PE ratios were 38.15x and 13.65x, respectively.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications’ Key Priorities in 2019

    Analysts expect Frontier Communications’ sales and adjusted EPS to be $8.2 billion and -$1.24 in fiscal 2019.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why Frontier Has Been Losing Its Broadband and Video Customers

    Frontier Communications’ (FTR) customer losses continued as it shed broadband and video customers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Are Frontier Communications’ Operating Losses Improving?

    Frontier Communications’ adjusted net loss attributable to its common shareholders decreased to $19 million in the first quarter as compared to a net loss of $45 million in the first quarter of 2018.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why Did Frontier’s Customer Churn Rate Increase in Q1?

    Frontier Communications (FTR) has been making efforts to retain its customers and maintain a lower churn rate in a highly competitive telecommunications sector.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    CenturyLink’s Earnings Growth Might Continue in Q1

    CenturyLink (CTL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on May 8. Analysts expect CenturyLink’s adjusted EPS to reach $0.27.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications: Analysts’ Expectations in Q1

    Frontier Communications (FTR) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on April 30.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Frontier Communications’ Earnings Trend

    In 2018, Frontier Communications’ (FTR) adjusted net income and EPS were -$120 million and -$1.34, respectively.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why Did AT&T Stock Rise on Friday?

    Shares of US telecom carrier AT&T rose 1.29% and closed at $30.67 on March 15 after Raymond James upgraded its rating on the company.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    What Drove Frontier Communications’ Fourth-Quarter Earnings

    Frontier Communications (FTR) reported its fourth-quarter results on February 26.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications: What’s the Outlook in 2019?

    Analysts expect Frontier Communications (FTR) to report an ~5.0% fall in its consolidated revenues to $8.2 billion in 2019.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What’s CenturyLink’s Outlook for 2019?

    Analysts expect CenturyLink (CTL) to report a ~2.5% fall in its consolidated revenues to $22.9 billion in 2019 compared to $23.4 billion in 2018.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Did CenturyLink’s Top Line Meet the Target in the Fourth Quarter?

    CenturyLink’s (CTL) top line has been declining over the past few quarters on a pro forma basis.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    CenturyLink Stock Fell 10.8% Due to Q4 Results and Dividend Cut

    CenturyLink reported its fourth-quarter results after the market closed on February 13. CenturyLink reported an adjusted EPS of $0.37.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications’ Earnings and Revenues in 2018

    Frontier Communications reported an adjusted EPS of -$1.31 in the first nine months of 2018—compared to -$3.20 during the same period in 2017.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What’s Expected for CenturyLink’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings

    In the first nine months of 2018, CenturyLink’s adjusted EPS grew ~58.8% year-over-year from $0.51 to $0.81.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Are Frontier Communications’ Capex Plans for 2019?

    Frontier Communications (FTR) has been continuously spending on capex to improve its network.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Charter Communications’ Q4 2018 Revenue Expectations?

    Charter Communications’ (CHTR) top line has been improving for the past few quarters.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Inside Frontier Communications’ Efforts to Keep a Low Churn Rate

    Frontier Communications (FTR) has been trying to retain its customers and maintain a lower churn rate in an intensely competitive telecommunications sector.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications Issues Updated Guidance for 2018

    Following its disappointing third-quarter earnings results, Frontier Communications (FTR) lowered its 2018 guidance.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Will Frontier’s Broadband Customer Losses Continue?

    In the third quarter, Frontier Communications’ (FTR) subscriber losses continued as the company lost broadband customers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications’ Q3 2018 Earnings: The Must-Knows

    Frontier Communications (FTR) stock reacted negatively to the company’s third-quarter earnings, falling ~22.8%.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    September Update: Analysts’ Target for Frontier Unchanged

    According to Reuters, as of September 27, 7% of the 15 analysts covering Frontier (FTR) stock have given it a “buy” recommendation.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    A Look at Charter Communications’ Strategic Priorities

    Charter Communications (CHTR) plans to aggressively deploy 1 Gbps speeds via DOCSIS 3.1 technology across its footprint by the end of 2018.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How Frontier Hopes to Boost Earnings $500 Million in Three Years

    Frontier Communications (FTR) has launched a new corporate transformation initiative aiming to boost its earnings by tens of millions of dollars in three years.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Understanding Frontier Communications’ Cost-Saving Measures

    In the second quarter, Frontier completed its program to achieve annualized cost synergies of ~$350 million, which was in line with its target.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Broadband Subscriber Losses Are Subduing Frontier’s Growth

    Frontier’s broadband customers fell ~0.8% sequentially to reach ~3.9 million on June 30.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Does Frontier Communications’ Low Churn Rate Indicate?

    Frontier Communications reported a customer churn rate of ~1.95% in the second quarter, compared to ~1.94% in the first quarter.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Analyzing Frontier Communications’ Second-Quarter EBITDA

    In the second quarter, Frontier Communications’ (FTR) adjusted EBITDA fell ~3.5% YoY (year-over-year) to $884 million from $916 million, and ~2.6% sequentially from $908 million.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why Frontier Communications Is Losing Broadband Customers

    In the second quarter, Frontier Communications’ (FTR) customer losses continued as it shed broadband and video customers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications’ Subscriber Trends in Q2 2018

    In the second quarter of 2018, Frontier’s consumer churn rate of 1.95% was stable sequentially despite seasonal headwinds.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Frontier Communications’ Disappointing Q2 Results

    Frontier Communications (FTR) disappointed investors again in the second quarter of 2018 with a loss per share of $0.80.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Charter Communications Beat EPS and Revenue Estimates in Q2 2018

    Charter Communications (CHTR) stock reacted positively to the company’s second-quarter earnings report on July 31, rising ~3.6%.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications’ Business Outlook for 2018

    In the first quarter, Frontier’s revenues fell ~6.7% year-over-year to reach $2.2 billion.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How Charter Expects to Continue Its Margin Expansion

    Charter Communications’ adjusted EBITDA rose ~6.5% year-over-year on a pro forma basis to reach $3.9 billion in the first quarter.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Charter’s Earnings Growth Could Look Like for 1Q18

    In the previous part of this series, we learned how much total revenue growth we can anticipate from Charter (CHTR) in 1Q18. Now let’s take a look at the expected consolidated adjusted EBITDA.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How CenturyLink’s Valuation Compares

    As of March 16, 2018, AT&T (T) was the largest US telecom player, with a market capitalization of ~$227.2 billion.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Wall Street Recommends for Frontier after 4Q17 Earnings

    The analyst consensus for Frontier’s 12-month target price is $8.72, which means a potential return of 9% from the closing price of $8.03 as of March 12, 2018.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Does Frontier’s Low Churn Rate Suggest?

    Telecom companies are struggling to retain customers in the saturated US wireless market.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Are Frontier’s Cost-Saving Initiatives Helping Its Earnings?

    Frontier’s adjusted EBITDA margins have been growing due to improving revenue trends and cost-reduction measures.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Frontier in February: Analyst Recommendations

    Five of the 16 analysts rated Frontier Communications stock gave it a “sell,” while three rated the stock as a “buy,” and eight rated the stock as a “hold.”

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Analysts’ Recommendations for CenturyLink in January 2018

    Analysts’ recommendations Of the 18 analysts tracking CenturyLink (CTL) stock on January 30, 2018, ten (56%) recommended “hold,” seven recommended “buy,” and one recommended “sell.” Median target price On January 30, analysts’ median target price for CenturyLink was $18, and the company’s closing price was $17.81. CenturyLink has returned -31% in the last 12 months, 6.8% in […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Verizon’s 5G Action Getting out of the Lab

    Verizon’s revenues increased 2.5% year-over-year to $31.7 billion in 3Q17.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Analyzing the Top 5 Telecom Players Valuations for 2018

    As of January 4, 2018, AT&T’s (T) market capitalization was ~$233.3 billion, making it the largest US wireless player in terms of market cap.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier’s 2017 Capital Expenditure Budget

    In 3Q17, Frontier spent $0.27 billion on capex compared to $0.4 billion in 3Q16. The telecom company has been spending a lot to improve its network potential.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why Frontier’s Cost Reduction Initiatives Are Paying Off

    Frontier Communications (FTR) is implementing a cost-saving plan as part of its efforts to improve profitability.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Understanding Trends in Frontier’s Customer Retention Rate

    Charter (CHTR), AT&T (T), and Comcast (CMCSA) are keeping Frontier Communications (FTR) busy, and customer retention is an important metric.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Inside Verizon’s Wireline Segment Earnings Trend

    Verizon’s Wireline EBITDA came in at $1.6 billion in 3Q17, compared with $1.5 billion in 3Q16. The segment’s EBITDA margin was 21.1%, up from 20.3% in 3Q16.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Analysts Expect from Frontier’s 3Q17 Earnings

    Frontier Communications (FTR) will publish its 3Q17 results on October 31, 2017. Analysts expect Frontier’s EPS (earnings per share) to fall $1.09 in 3Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How Frontier Communications’ Dividend Yield Compares to Its Peers

    Frontier Communications’ (FTR) dividend yield was ~17.9% on September 7, 2017, which was higher than the dividend yield for CenturyLink (CTL) at ~11.6%.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Evaluating Trends in Frontier Communications’ Customer Retention Rate

    Frontier Communications reported customer churn of ~2.2% in 2Q17, compared to ~2.4% churn in 1Q17 and ~1.9% churn in 2Q16.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications’ Outlook for 2017

    Wall Street expects Frontier Communications’ (FTR) earnings to fall in 2017. Analysts expect its earnings per share to reach -$4.13 in 2017 compared to -$1.35 in 2016.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications: High Dividend Yield despite Dividend Cut

    In this series, we’ll look some small-cap stocks with high dividend yields.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    CenturyLink on the Street: Analyst Recommendations and Target Prices

    Among the analysts tracking CenturyLink stock, 35% recommended a “buy,” while 47% recommend a “hold,” and 18% recommend a “sell.”

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Inside CenturyLink’s Outlook for the Rest of 2017

    The first quarter of 2017 was tough for US wireline telecom players like CenturyLink, which has 10.9 million voice lines and 5.9 million broadband subscribers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Which Stocks Are the Top Dividend Yielders?

    Since the elections, the S&P 500 (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) is up 15% driven by financials (XLF), technology (XLK) (SMH), industrials (XLI), and consumer discretionary (XLY).

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Analysts’ Latest Recommendations for Frontier

    Wall street’s take on Frontier Previously in this series, we looked at Frontier Communications’ (FTR) value proposition in the US telecom space, and compared it with that of CenturyLink (CTL), Windstream (WIN), Verizon (VZ), and AT&T (T). In this part, we’ll look at some market views on and metrics for Frontier. Wall Street analysts’ recommendations […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Could Frontier Communications Report a Loss in 1Q17?

    Frontier Communications (FTR) will report its results for 1Q17 on May 2, 2017. In this series, we’ll take a look at expectations for the company’s performance during the quarter.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Analyzing CenturyLink’s Outlook for 2017

    Wall Street expects CenturyLink’s earnings to fall in 2017. Analysts expect CenturyLink to have EPS of $2.15 in 2017—compared to EPS of $2.45 in 2016.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What’s Happening with Frontier in the Broadband Space?

    In 4Q16, Frontier’s (FTR) customer losses continued as it shed 91,000 broadband customers and 84,000 video subscribers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Understanding Frontier Communications’ Video Strategy for Growth

    Frontier (FTR) views video services as a future growth driver. It expects the Verizon (VZ) CTF transaction to boost its video service proposition.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    A Look at Charter Communications’s Recent EBITDA Margin

    Charter Communications (CHTR) posted adjusted EBITDA of $3.9 billion in 4Q16 compared to $3.4 billion in 4Q15.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    A Look at Frontier’s EBITDA Margin

    Frontier’s adjusted EBITDA was approximately $966.0 million in 4Q16, below the company’s $1.0 billion guidance.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications: Outlook for 2017

    Frontier Communications (FTR) expects synergy realization to come from the integration of the wireline businesses of AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ).

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier’s Burn Last Week: The Story behind the Story

    US-based tech firm Frontier Communications (FTR) saw its stock drop 15.4% last week (ended March 24, 2017), after falling 10% on March 22 alone.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why Did Yahoo! Lose about $300 Million in Its Verizon Deal?

    Verizon (VZ) is close to a revised deal to buy Yahoo’s core Internet business for about $300 million less than the original price of $4.8 billion.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Verizon Is Evaluating the Implications of the Yahoo! Data Breach

    On July 25, 2016, Verizon (VZ) agreed to acquire Yahoo! for $4.8 billion. However, in early August 2016, more than 200.0 million Yahoo! accounts were hacked.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Understanding Verizon’s Revenue Trend

    Verizon’s 4Q16 consolidated revenues came in slightly above consensus, but the beat rode on low-margin equipment revenues.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What’s Happening with Frontier Communications in the Broadband Space?

    Frontier Communications (FTR) noted that in 3Q16, its CTF broadband net additions rose ~25% sequentially.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why Verizon Believes Its Wireline Margins Will Expand

    Despite the setback from the strike, FiOS revenues for Verizon rose 3.7% YoY in 2Q16. To boost its FiOS business, Verizon acquired XO Communications earlier in 2016.

    By Ambrish Shah
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