Sizing up the wireline telecom industry in Q4 2013

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Q4 2013 earnings results iStockphotoWith the fourth quarter 2013 earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top U.S. incumbent local exchange carriers.

In this report, we break down the numbers in our quarterly chart, which summarizes how the top 13 ILECs performed in terms of revenue, access line losses and subscriber additions.

And don't forget to see how these figures stack up against the third quarter of 2013, second quarter of 2013first quarter of 2013fourth quarter of 2012third quarter 2012 and second quarter 2012.

Also, take a few minutes to review our earnings summary for the wireline industry in the fourth quarter. It's an opportunity to scan the results of 35 of the most influential wireline service providers and vendors in this segment, with links to complete coverage of each company.

When the first-quarter season begins, tune in again for coverage of all of the earnings action here at FierceTelecom.

Take a look at the metrics to see which of the top 13 ILEC service providers slipped and which managed to rise.

Roundup: Top ILECs' performance in Q4 2013

Carrier

Total revenue

Access lines Q4

Access lines Q3

Broadband adds / drops

Total broadband subs

Video adds / drops

M&A activity

AT&T

$33.2B

28.5M

29.2M

630,000 U-verse

16,425M

194,000 U-verse

N/A

Verizon

$31.1B

21.1M

21.5M

126,000 FiOS

2.94M

92,000 FiOS

N/A

CenturyLink

$4.54B

13M

13.2M

49,000

6M

26,000 Prism

N/A

Windstream

$1.5B

1.72M

1.75M

(30,000)

1.72M

(7,200) DTS**

N/A

Frontier

$1.18B

NR*

NR

28,000

1.87M

7,438 DTS

Acquiring AT&T Conn. assets

FairPoint

$233.4M

878,285

895,490

lost 932

329,766

NR

N/A

TDS Telecom

$1.18M

352,100

358,200

(2,500) since Q3 2013

227,000

1,600 IPTV

Integrating Baja Broadband assets

Cincinnati Bell

$308M

476,000

541,200

5,600 Fioptics

268,400 DSL & Fioptics

4,500 Fioptics

N/A

Consolidated

$148M

256,805

259,605

7,606

255,239

4,476 IPTV

Converting SureWest billing systems

Hawaiian Telcom

$101M

383,597

388,882

8,600

111,720***

2,593

Integrating Wavecom & SystemMetrics assets

Shentel

$75M

22,100

22, 200

1,193 cable

12,600 DSL; 45,823 cable

120,275 cable

N/A

Lumos Networks

$51M

28,886 RLEC

29,518 RLEC

(333)

46,857

59

N/A

HickoryTech

$46.2M

39,719

40,466

998 DSL

20,983

1,031

Integrated IdeaOne; rebranding as Enventis

Source: Carrier earnings reports, Q4 2013
* NR: not reported
** DTS: digital terrestrial satellite (e.g., Dish Network)
*** includes residential, business, and wholesale