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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Grading the top 13 wireline service providers in Q2 2013

August 14, 2013

With the second quarter 2013 earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top U.S. ILECs.

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 first quarter of 2013, fourth quarter of 2012, third quarter 2012, and second quarter 2012.

Also, take a few minutes to review our earnings summary for the wireline industry in the second quarter of 2013. 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. And, as the Q3 season begins, tune in again for coverage of all of the earnings action here at FierceTelecom.

Take a look at the metrics below to see which of the top 13 ILEC service providers slipped and which managed to rise. (Image source: iStockPhoto)

Q2 2013 Roundup--Top ILECs
Carrier Total RevenueAccess Lines Q2Access Lines Q1Broadband AddsTotal Wireline Broadband SubsVideo AddsM&A
$32.1B30.2M31.1M641,000 U-verse; lost 61,000 DSL9.1M233,000  U-verse TV N/A
Verizon$29.8B21.8M22.2M161,000 FiOS Internet8.94M140,000  FiOS Video N/A
CenturyLink$4.3B13.3M13.6MLost 8,400 subscribers5.9M12,200 Prism TV subsIntegrating Qwest, Embarq, Savvis assets
Windstream$1.51B1.78M1.81M7,305 customers1.7 millionsatellite subsN/A
Frontier$1.19BNot reportedNot reported29,500 DSL1.8M15,219 Dish Network*N/A
$235M912,678926,0152,538 DSL332,620Not reportedN/A
TDS Telecom$223.4M342,200 residential ILEC access lines345,500Lost 400 residential DSL subs224,5001,500 IPTV subsCompleted purchase of Baja Broadband
Cincinnati Bell $312M550,000561,400Added 6,100 Fioptics subs; lost 4,600 legacy DSL subs 261,700 DSL & Fioptics5,600 FiopticsCyrus One IPO
Consolidated Communi-cations$151.6M262,581274,3632,956251,306109,083Converting SureWest billing systems
Hawaiian Telcom$97M394,412400,3643,71689,700 7,200Integrating Wavecom assets
Shentel$77.5M22,41922,20012,600 DSL12,600 62,737 (cable video)N/A
Lumos Networks$52.3M
HickoryTech $47.1M41,12441,7601,17420,538891Integrated IdeaOne
* excludes the loss of 203,100 DirecTV subscribers in the third quarter of 2012

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