Wireline telecom earnings in the fourth quarter of 2014

The fourth-quarter 2014 earnings season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the fourth-quarter reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.

Also, our colleagues at FierceWireless and FierceCable are tracking the fourth-quarter results of the major players in the wireless segment. 

Finally, don't forget to look at our reports from Q3 2014, Q2 2014, Q1 2014, Q4 2013, Q3 2013, Q2 2013, and Q1 2013.

Jan. 22
Verizon
Verizon (NYSE: VZ) reported that strong consumer services and FiOS revenues helped the telco ease the pain of an overall decline in wireline revenues during the fourth quarter.  
- see this article
- and the earnings release
- more Verizon news

Infinera
Infinera reported fourth-quarter 2014 revenues of $186 million, up from $173.6 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to ongoing customer wins of its DTN-X platform. 
- see this article
- see the earnings release
- see the earnings transcript (sub. req.)
- more Infinera news

Jan. 27
AT&T
AT&T (NYSE: T) reported that U-verse was the star performer in the wireline portfolio, rising 21.9 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2014, driving up residential wireline revenues slightly 0.1 percent to $5.6 billion.
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- see the earnings release
- listen to the webcast (reg. req.)
- more AT&T news 

Juniper Networks 
Juniper reported that fourth-quarter 2014 revenues dropped 14 percent year-over-year to $1.1 billion due to its key service provider customers AT&T (NYSE: T) and Sprint (NYSE: S) tightening spending on new equipment and projects.
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- and the earnings transcript (sub. req.)
- more Juniper news

Feb. 3
Calix 
Calix reported that fourth-quarter 2014 revenues were $112 million, up 19 percent year-over-year, reaching the top end of its previously released guidance, but international revenues continued to trail behind the domestic market.
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- see the earnings release
- more Calix news

Feb. 4
Level 3 Communications 
Level 3's momentum in providing network services to large business customers continued to bode well in the fourth quarter as Core Network Services (CNS) rose to $1.49 billion, easing ongoing declines in its wholesale business.
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- see the earnings release
- more Level 3 news

Feb. 5
Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint's CEO Marcelo Claure appears to still have faith in the service provider's wireline business, telling investors that the business is strategic in letting it compete in the wireless business.
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- see the earnings release
- more Sprint news

Feb. 6
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent, which has been aggressively slashing costs, reported fourth-quarter sales of $4.2 billion. In addition, operating profit doubled from a year earlier to $321.54 million but fell short of expectations.
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- see the earnings release
- more Alcatel-Lucent news

Feb. 11
América Móvil
America Movil's ongoing movement into Brazil's telecom market continued to pay off in Q4 with the country contributing fully 46 percent of the carrier's total worldwide fixed line revenue generating units (RGUs).
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- see the earnings release (.pdf) 
- more America Movil news

CenturyLink
CenturyLink reported fourth-quarter core revenues of $4.05 billion, down 1.5 percent year-over-year. For the full-year 2014, CenturyLink's operating revenues declined slightly to $18.0 billion from $18.1 billion in 2013.
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- see the earnings release
- more CenturyLink news

Zayo Group
Zayo reported that its revenue rose 4 percent sequentially to $323.9 million in its second fiscal quarter. The news comes as the company plots for potential future growth via its recent acquisitions of IdeaTek and Latisys.
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- see this earnings release
- more Zayo news

Feb. 19
Cincinnati Bell 
Fioptics was a key contributor in Cincinnati Bell's fourth-quarter 2014 wireline revenue mix, rising 40 percent year-over-year to $40 million for the quarter and $142 million for the year 2014.
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- and the earnings release
- more Cincinnati Bell news 

EarthLink 
EarthLink continued to see challenges in the fourth quarter of 2014, reporting that business revenues declined 4.2 percent to $225.7 million from $235.7 million.
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- and the earnings release
- more EarthLink news

Frontier Communications 
Frontier reported fourth quarter 2014 revenue of $1.3 million and operating income of $173 million.
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- see the earnings release
- more Frontier news

Feb. 24
Windstream
Total revenues and sales were $1.4 billion in the fourth quarter, down 3 percent from the same period a year ago, and $5.8 billion for the year, a decline of 3 percent year-over-year.
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- see the earnings release
- more Windstream news

Feb. 25
TDS Telecom
TDS Telecom's ongoing buildout of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and bonded VDSL2 broadband into new and existing markets has helped drive up both its broadband and IPTV subscriber bases.
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- see the earnings release
- more TDS news

Feb. 26
ADVA Optical Networking 
Adva Optical Networking reported that fourth-quarter 2014 revenue rose 13.8 percent year-over-year to $97.7 million, due to a rise in enterprise network and carrier infrastructure sales, particularly in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions.
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- see the earnings release
- more ADVA news

Consolidated Communications 
Consolidated Communications reported that while data and Internet service rose to $82.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, those gains were more than offset by declines in legacy local calling and network access revenues.
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- see the earnings release
- more Consolidated news

Feb. 27
Shenandoah Telecom (Nasdaq: SHEN)
Shentel's fiber leasing business has been a saving grace in its wireline portfolio, rising 18.6 percent year-over-year to $8.4 million in the fourth quarter, a factor that helped the company offset ongoing losses in traditional voice service revenues.
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- and the earnings release
- more Shentel news

March 4
FairPoint Communications
FairPoint reported that due to the labor strike and weather issues in its Northern New England territory a loss $43 million for the quarter. On a sequential basis, company revenue decreased $11 million during the fourth quarter of 2014, to $217.1 million.
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- see the earnings release
- more FairPoint news

March 5
Ciena
Ciena reported that its loss widened to $18.8 million, or 17 cents a share, up from $15.9 million, or 15 cents a share, in the same period a year ago due to the timing of government customers' orders.
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- see the earnings release
- more Ciena news

Lumos Networks 
Lumos reported that during the fourth quarter it continued to see growth in both fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) and enterprise revenue, which grew 16 percent and 3 percent sequentially.
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- see the earnings release
- more Lumos news

March 12
Hawaiian Telcom 
Hawaiian Telcom reported that despite ongoing gains in IPTV, broadband and data center colocation service growth in the fourth quarter, these gains were offset by a decline in managed revenues and legacy POTS voice access line revenue, a factor that drove revenue down to $99.6 million year-over-year from $101 million in the same period a year ago.
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- see the earnings release
- more Hawaiian Telcom news

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