Wireline in the fourth quarter 2011

Wireline earningsHow did the wireline industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2011?

Check in here throughout the fourth quarter earnings report season for a summary of reports from the wireline industry's service providers and network equipment manufacturers. Each abbreviated summary links to a full article covering a provider's fourth quarter report.

Also, don't forget to check out our first quarter 2011 wireline, second quarter 2011, and third quarter 2011 wrap-up pages. And check back in throughout the earnings season to see all of FierceTelecom's related Q4 2011 earnings.

Jan. 18

ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN)

At a time when service providers are being more conservative about spending, ADTRAN appears to be unscathed as the vendor reported $175.2 million in Q4 2011 revenues, up 6 percent year-on-year, and earnings per share of $0.48.
- see this article
- here's the earnings release
- more ADTRAN news

8x8 (Nasdaq:EGHT)
8x8 reported revenue of $23.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, a 31 percent increase from a year ago.
- see this article
- here's the earnings release
- more 8x8 news

Jan. 24

Verizon (NYSE:VZ)
Verizon's wireline results in the fourth quarter of 2011 showed how its bets on fiber-based broadband and video have continued to pay off. As of the end of 2011, Verizon had 8.7 million total broadband connections, up 3.3 percent year-over-year.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Verizon news

Jan. 25

Polycom (NASDAQ:PLCM)
Polycom reported a 50 percent increase in its fourth quarter profit to $49.6 million, or 28 cents a share, up from $33.1 million, or 19 cents a share, a year earlier. Analysts had expected earnings of 29 cents a share. Revenue was $407 million, up 20 percent from $340 million a year ago
- see this article
- see this earnings release
- more Polycom news

Jan. 26

AT&T (NYSE:T)
The wireline division was once again buoyed by gains in its U-verse broadband and video services and IP-based business services. This was the second consecutive quarter of sequential wireline business revenue growth, a 44 percent increase in U-verse revenues and solid cost management.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more AT&T news

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)
Juniper is feeling the pain of tighter service provider spending patterns as its Q4 2011 net revenues declined 6 percent year-over-year and a lower-than-expected Q1 2012 outlook.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Juniper news

Jan. 31

Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB)
More layoffs are in the works as Tellabs continued to face revenue challenges in Q4 2011. Revenue declined on a year-over-year basis to $317 million from $410 million in Q4 2010.
- see this article
- and the earnings release (PDF)
- more Tellabs news

Feb. 2

Acme Packet (Nasdaq: APKT)
Analysts had estimated that Acme Packet would bring in $85.2 million in Q4 and earn 28 cents a share. But the vendor earned just 26 cents per share and brought in $83 million--still an 18 percent year-over-year rise but not what was expected.
- see this article
- FierceEnterpriseCommunications' coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Acme Packet news

Feb. 3

BT (NYSE: BT)
BT saw its revenue decline 5 percent to £4.77 billion ($7.55 billion) in fiscal Q3 2011 due to declines in its global services, retail and wholesale divisions, but its ongoing cost cutting effort drove up operating profit by 22 percent to £764 million ($1.2 billion).
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more BT news

Feb. 7

Calix (NYSE: CALX)
The broadband access systems provider made a bit of a comeback in Q4 2011 as revenue rose 9.5 percent sequentially over the $83.7 million it reported in Q3 to $91.6 million. However, on a year-over-year basis, revenue remained flat when compared to $91.7 million in Q4 2010.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Calix news

Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO)
Bell Aliant continued to see IP network growing pains in Q4 2011, reporting that revenue declined 2 percent year-on-year to CAD 701 million (USD 704 million), while net profit reached CAD 80 million (USD 80.3 million).
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Bell Aliant news

Feb. 8

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO)
Cisco's move to realign the company's focus throughout 2011 appear to be showing their effect in the vendor's second quarter as earnings rose 27 percent over the same period in 2010, surpassing analyst expectations.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Cisco news

Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint's wireline segment continued to struggle in Q4 2011, but held down losses as revenues declined less than 1 percent on a sequential basis to $1.1 billion and 14 percent on a year-over-year basis.
- see this article
- the earnings release
- and selected slides from the investor presentation
- more Sprint news

Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT)
Core network services once again was the shining star in Level 3's portfolio, where sales rose 2.6 sequentially to $776 million and 7.9 percent year-over-year to $3 billion.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Level 3 news

Feb. 9

Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE)
BCE reported overall earnings equaling just under $486 million U.S. for its latest quarter, up more than $168 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. However, the company's wireline operations saw revenue slide about 4 percent in the quarter.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Bell Canada news

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB)
Cincinnati Bell's wireline story in Q4 2011 was once again buoyed by growth in its data center business and fiber-based Fioptics service.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Cincinnati Bell news

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC)
tw telecom's prudent focus on delivering Ethernet and IP-based services to businesses continued to bear fruit in Q4 as the competitive provider reported $351.5 million of revenue in Q4 2011.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more tw telecom news

Feb. 10

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent reported a 2011 profit of about $1.46 billion, a rosy picture compared to its 2010 loss of about $400 million. However, amid ongoing economic troubles in Europe, the vendor also reported slowing sales, including a 13 percent drop in sales for the final quarter of 2011.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Alcatel-Lucent news

MTS Allstream (Toronto: MBT.TO)
MTS Allstream continued to see its bets on IP-based consumer and business services pay off in Q4 2011 as 2011 year net earnings rose to CAD 167.1 million (USD 167.6 million).
- see this article
- and the earnings release (PDF)
- more MTS Allstream news

Feb. 15

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)
For the fourth quarter, the telco reported operating revenues of $4.65 billion, up from $1.72 billion in Q4 2010, a factor it attributes to the $2.73 billion and $260 million of revenue contributions from the Qwest and Savvis acquisitions, respectively. However, the continued decline in legacy services offset the increase in strategic services like wireless backhaul, IPTV and broadband.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more CenturyLink news

Vonage (NYSE: VG)
Vonage reported fourth quarter net income for the quarter was $350.1 million, or $1.48 a share, compared with a loss of $41.7 million, or 19 cents a share, in the like quarter a year ago.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Vonage news

Feb. 16

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR)
The provider saw the continued declines in both its residential and business units take their toll on Q4 revenues, which declined to $1.28 billion from $1.29 billion in Q3 2011 and $1.35 billion in Q4 of 2010.
- see the earnings release
- this article
- and these selected slides
- more Frontier news

Feb. 22

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN)
For Q4 2011, the service provider reported total revenues of $1.6 billion, up 0.7 percent year-over-year on a pro forma basis. However, Windstream's full-year pro forma total revenues declined 0.3 percent from 2010 to $6.2 billion, while adjusted OIBDA increased 1.2 percent to $2.4 billion.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- selected slides from the investor presentation
- more Windstream news

Feb. 23

ADVA Optical Networking (XETRA: ADV.DE)
ADVA's bets on Ethernet and carrier infrastructure helped drive up the German company's Q4 2011 revenues to €83.4 million ($112.2 million) from €79.4 million ($106.9 million) in Q4 2010 and from €79.3 million ($106.8 million) in Q3 2011.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more ADVA news

Feb. 24

TDS Telecom (NYSE: TDS)
Buoyed by strong gains in consumer triple play and managed business services, TDS Telecom's operating revenues increased 4 percent to $206.8 million in Q4. TDS Telecom's parent company TDS reported $1.3 billion in operating revenues for Q4 2011, up from $1.2 billion in Q4 2010.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more TDS Telecom news

Feb. 27

Lumos Networks (Nasdaq: LMOS)
The former wireline division of NTELOS found itself in a profitable situation in Q4 2011 with revenues rising to $51.1 million, up from $41.0 million Q4 2010. For the year 2011, Lumos Networks reported that total revenue was $207.4 million, up from $146.0 million for 2010.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Lumos news

Feb. 29

SureWest Communications (Nasdaq: SURW)
Broadband is SureWest's business and in Q4 business was good as residential and business broadband gains drove up revenues 3 percent year-over-year to $63.5 million.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more SureWest news

March. 1

Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq: CNSL)
Consolidated Communications, which is in the process of buying fellow independent telco SureWest, increased fourth quarter earnings 16.2 percent to $7.9 million, or 26 cents per share, up from $6.8 million, or 23 cents per share a year ago.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- here's FierceIPTV's coverage
- more Consolidated news

March. 7

Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN)
As expected, Ciena reported a Q1 2012 loss with revenue of $416.7 million for the three months to the end of January 2012, slightly missing analyst expectations. In February, the vendor forecast preliminary revenue results of $415 million, lower than its previous forecast of $435 to $455 million.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Ciena news

FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP)
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress in its life after bankruptcy with Q4 2011 revenue of $254.2 million, down from $257.9 million in Q3 2011, but surpassing analyst estimates of $247.9 million.
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more FairPoint news

March 15
Hawaiian Telcom (Nasdaq: HCOM)
 - see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Hawaiian Telcom news

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