CTL
$27.55
Centurylink
$.20
.73%

Earnings History

Earnings
Revenue
Reaction
Drift
EPS & Revenue Above Estimates
Q 12/2011
11/2/2011
4:48:00 PM
$0.58 to $0.62
$0.34
$4.59 bill
5.9%
3.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyTel Guides Above Estimates

CenturyTel, Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.58 to $0.62 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion to $4.65 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.34 per share on revenue of $4.59 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2011.
EPS Below Estimates
FY 2012
2/15/2012
4:25:00 PM
$2.25 to $2.45
1.5%
5.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyTel Sees 2012 Earnings Below Estimates

CenturyTel, Inc. said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.57 to $0.63 per share on revenue of $4.58 billion to $4.64 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.63 per share on revenue of $4.58 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2012. The company said it expects 2012 earnings of $2.25 to $2.45 per share on revenue of $18.2 billion to $18.4 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.54 per share on revenue of $18.25 billion for the year ending December 31, 2012.
Raises Guidance In-line with Estimates
Q 06/2012
5/9/2012
4:11:00 PM
$0.59 to $0.64
$0.59
$4.58 bill
3.7%
-2.0%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyTel Raises Guidance, but Remains In-line with Estimates

CenturyTel, Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.59 to $0.64 per share on revenue of $4.55 billion to $4.60 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.59 per share on revenue of $4.58 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The company said it now expects 2012 earnings of $2.35 to $2.55 per share and continues to expect revenue of $18.20 billion to $18.40 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $2.25 to $2.45 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.40 per share on revenue of $18.27 billion for the year ending December 31, 2012.
Narows Guidance
FY 2012
8/8/2012
4:25:00 PM
$2.45 to $2.55
$18.30 bil to $18.40 bil
$2.47
$18.32 bil
1.2%
-1.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyTel Narrows 2012 Guidance

CenturyTel, Inc. said it expects third quarter earnings of $0.54 to $0.59 per share on revenue of $4.54 billion to $4.59 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.59 per share on revenue of $4.56 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The company also said it now expects 2012 earnings of $2.45 to $2.55 per share on revenue of $18.30 billion to $18.40 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $2.35 to $2.55 per share and continues to expect revenue of $18.20 billion to $18.40 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.47 per share on revenue of $18.32 billion for the year ending December 31, 2012.
EPS Above Estimates
Q 12/2012
11/7/2012
4:04:00 PM
$0.64 to $0.69
$0.61
$4.58 bill
3.6%
-5.3%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyTel Sees Earnings Above Estimates

CenturyTel, Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.64 to $0.69 per share on revenue of $4.56 billion to $4.61 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.61 per share on revenue of $4.58 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2012.
Q1 Above/FY In-line
FY 2013
2/13/2013
4:07:00 PM
$2.50 to $2.70
-22.6%
0.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Sees First Quarter Above Estimates, 2013 In-line

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.67 to $0.72 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion to $4.51 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.66 per share on revenue of $4.55 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The company said it expects 2013 earnings of $2.50 to $2.70 per share on revenue of $18.10 billion to $18.30 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.65 per share on revenue of $18.21 billion for the year ending December 31, 2013.
Raises Guidance In-line with Estimates
Q 06/2013
5/8/2013
4:16:00 PM
$0.63 to $0.68
earnings of $0.66
$4.54 bill
-0.1%
-1.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Raises Guidance, but Remains In-line with Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.63 to $0.68 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion to $4.54 billion. The current consensus estimate is earnings of $0.66 per share on revenue of $4.54 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The company also said it now expects 2013 earnings of $2.60 to $2.75 per share and continues to expect revenue of $18.10 billion to $18.30 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $2.50 to $2.70 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.66 per share on revenue of $18.15 billion for the year ending December 31, 2013.
Narows Guidance
FY 2013
8/7/2013
4:05:00 PM
$2.63 to $2.73
$18.05 bil to $18.20 bil
$2.73
$18.12 bil
-5.6%
-5.3%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Narrows Guidance

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects third quarter earnings of $0.59 to $0.64 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion to $4.55 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.66 per share on revenue of $4.53 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The company said it expects 2013 earnings of $2.63 to $2.73 per share on revenue of $18.05 billion to $18.20 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $2.60 to $2.75 per share and continues to expect revenue of $18.10 billion to $18.30 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.73 per share on revenue of $18.12 billion for the year ending December 31, 2013.
EPS Below Estimates
Q 12/2013
11/6/2013
4:07:00 PM
$0.55 to $0.60
$0.63
$4.53 bill
-6.1%
-3.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Sees Fourth Quarter Earnings Below Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.55 to $0.60 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion to $4.55 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.63 per share on revenue of $4.53 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2013.
EPS Below/Revenue In-line
Q 03/2014
2/12/2014
4:05:00 PM
$0.58 to $0.63
$0.68
$4.46 bill
1.9%
3.6%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Sees Earnings Below Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects first quarter non-GAAP earnings of $0.58 to $0.63 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion to $4.51 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.68 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The company said it expects 2014 earnings of $2.40 to $2.60 per share on revenue of $17.90 billion to $18.10 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.66 per share on revenue of $17.93 billion for the year ending December 31, 2014.
In-line Guidance
Q 06/2014
5/7/2014
4:05:00 PM
$0.62 to $0.67
$0.64
$4.49 bill
6.4%
9.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Guides In-line

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.62 to $0.67 per share on revenue of $4.48 billion to $4.53 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.64 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2014.
In-line Guidance
Q 09/2014
8/6/2014
4:05:00 PM
$0.58 to $0.63
$0.62
$4.50 bill
0.5%
3.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Guides In-line

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects third quarter earnings of $0.58 to $0.63 per share on revenue of $4.47 billion to $4.52 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.62 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2014.
EPS In-line/Revenue Below
Q 12/2014
11/5/2014
4:05:00 PM
$0.59 to $0.64
$0.64
$4.50 bill
-6.4%
0.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Guides Revenue Below Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.59 to $0.64 per share on revenue of $4.44 billion to $4.49 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.64 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2014.
Q1 Below/FY Above
FY 2015
2/11/2015
4:05:00 PM
$2.50 to $2.70
-3.0%
-5.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Sees First Quarter Earnings Below Estimates; 2015 Above

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.56 to $0.61 per share on revenue of $4.45 billion to $4.50 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.63 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2015. The company said it expects 2015 earnings of $2.50 to $2.70 per share on revenue of $17.9 billion to $18.1 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.49 per share on revenue of $18.00 billion for the year ending December 31, 2015.
EPS & Revenue Below Estimates
Q 06/2015
5/5/2015
4:05:00 PM
$0.59 to $0.61
$0.67
$4.50 bill
-2.8%
-3.7%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Guides Below Second Quarter Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.59 to $0.61 per share on revenue of $4.41 billion to $4.46 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.67 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2015.
Lowers Guidance In-line with Estimates
FY 2015
8/5/2015
4:05:00 PM
$2.35 to $2.55
$17.70 bil to $17.90 bil
$2.55
$17.84 bil
-2.2%
1.6%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Lowers Guidance, but Remains In-line with Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects third quarter earnings of $0.53 to $0.58 per share on revenue of $4.42 billion to $4.47 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.64 per share on revenue of $4.47 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2015. The company said it expects 2015 earnings of $2.35 to $2.55 per share on revenue of $17.70 billion to $17.90 billion. The company's previous guidance was for earnings of $2.50 to $2.70 per share on revenue of $17.90 billion to $18.10 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.55 per share on revenue of $17.84 billion for the year ending December 31, 2015.
EPS & Revenue Below Estimates
Q 12/2015
11/4/2015
4:16:00 PM
$0.62 to $0.67
$0.69
$4.48 bill
2.5%
-0.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Guides Below Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.62 to $0.67 per share on revenue of $4.40 billion to $4.45 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.69 per share on revenue of $4.48 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2015.
EPS Above Estimates
FY 2016
2/10/2016
4:18:00 PM
$2.50 to $2.70
11.0%
16.2%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Guides Above Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.67 to $0.73 per share on revenue of $4.40 billion to $4.45 billion and 2016 earnings of $2.50 to $2.70 per share on revenue of $17.55 billion to $17.80 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.63 per share on revenue of $4.41 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2016 and $2.35 per share on revenue of $17.70 billion for the year ending December 31, 2016.
EPS Below Estimates
Q 06/2016
5/4/2016
4:18:00 PM
$0.57 to $0.62
$0.64
$4.41 bill
-8.9%
-3.2%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Sees Earnings Below Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.57 to $0.62 per share on revenue of $4.38 billion to $4.43 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.64 per share on revenue of $4.41 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2016.
EPS Below Estimates
Q 09/2016
8/3/2016
4:17:00 PM
$0.52 to $0.57
$0.61
$4.40 bill
-0.9%
2.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
CenturyLink Guides Below Earnings Estimates

CenturyLink, Inc. said it expects third quarter earnings of $0.52 to $0.57 per share on revenue of $4.35 billion to $4.40 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.61 per share on revenue of $4.40 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2016.
Date
Grade
Actual
Earnings
Whisper
Consensus
Estimate
Surprise
Growth
Gap
Drift
11/2/2011
4:48:00 PM
Sep '11
Q3 '11
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$0.34
$4.6 Bil
$0.36
$0.34
$4.6 Bil
-5.6%
-0.1%
-16.4%
163.1%
4.8%
3.4%
2/15/2012
4:25:00 PM
Dec '11
Q4 '11
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D-
EPS
Rev
$0.55
$4.7 Bil
$0.63
$0.61
$4.6 Bil
-12.7%
0.7%
47.7%
170.2%
-0.9%
5.1%
5/9/2012
4:11:00 PM
Mar '12
Q1 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.68
$4.6 Bil
$0.59
$0.59
$4.6 Bil
15.3%
-
81.4%
171.9%
2.7%
-2.0%
8/8/2012
4:25:00 PM
Jun '12
Q2 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.65
$4.6 Bil
$0.64
$0.61
$4.6 Bil
1.6%
0.9%
5.6%
4.7%
1.0%
-1.1%
11/7/2012
4:04:00 PM
Sep '12
Q3 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$0.66
$4.6 Bil
$0.61
$0.59
$4.6 Bil
8.2%
0.0%
96.7%
-0.5%
5.1%
-5.3%
2/13/2013
4:07:00 PM
Dec '12
Q4 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$0.67
$4.6 Bil
$0.72
$0.68
$4.6 Bil
-6.9%
0.1%
21.0%
-1.5%
-18.5%
0.9%
5/8/2013
4:16:00 PM
Mar '13
Q1 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.76
$4.5 Bil
$0.72
$0.69
$4.5 Bil
5.6%
0.1%
12.3%
-2.1%
2.0%
-1.5%
8/7/2013
4:05:00 PM
Jun '13
Q2 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D-
EPS
Rev
$0.69
$4.5 Bil
$0.72
$0.67
$4.5 Bil
-4.2%
0.1%
3.5%
-1.9%
-2.9%
-5.3%
11/6/2013
4:07:00 PM
Sep '13
Q3 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.63
$4.5 Bil
$0.66
$0.63
$4.5 Bil
-4.5%
0.1%
-11.2%
-1.2%
-2.6%
-3.5%
2/12/2014
4:05:00 PM
Dec '13
Q4 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$0.38
$4.5 Bil
$0.60
$0.59
$4.5 Bil
-36.7%
0.5%
-45.8%
-0.9%
-0.5%
3.6%
5/7/2014
4:05:00 PM
Mar '14
Q1 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D
EPS
Rev
$0.38
$4.5 Bil
$0.63
$0.61
$4.5 Bil
-39.7%
1.3%
-53.7%
0.6%
0.1%
9.1%
8/6/2014
4:05:00 PM
Jun '14
Q2 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D
EPS
Rev
$0.43
$4.5 Bil
$0.66
$0.64
$4.5 Bil
-34.8%
0.9%
-40.8%
0.4%
0.6%
3.9%
11/5/2014
4:05:00 PM
Sep '14
Q3 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D
EPS
Rev
$0.63
$4.5 Bil
$0.64
$0.62
$4.5 Bil
-1.6%
0.3%
-2.1%
0.0%
-2.6%
0.9%
2/11/2015
4:05:00 PM
Dec '14
Q4 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D-
EPS
Rev
$0.60
$4.4 Bil
$0.64
$0.63
$4.5 Bil
-6.3%
-0.7%
51.6%
-2.3%
-1.8%
-5.5%
5/5/2015
4:05:00 PM
Mar '15
Q1 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.67
$4.5 Bil
-
$0.59
$4.5 Bil
13.6%
-0.4%
70.5%
-1.9%
0.5%
-3.7%
8/5/2015
4:05:00 PM
Jun '15
Q2 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.55
$4.4 Bil
-
$0.61
$4.4 Bil
-9.8%
-0.2%
24.8%
-2.7%
-3.6%
1.6%
11/4/2015
4:16:00 PM
Sep '15
Q3 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$0.70
$4.6 Bil
-
$0.69
$4.6 Bil
1.4%
0.1%
8.6%
0.9%
0.8%
-0.9%
2/10/2016
4:18:00 PM
Dec '15
Q4 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$0.80
$4.5 Bil
$0.65
$0.65
$4.4 Bil
23.1%
1.3%
27.3%
0.9%
6.1%
16.2%
5/4/2016
4:18:00 PM
Mar '16
Q1 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$0.71
$4.4 Bil
$0.70
$0.68
$4.4 Bil
1.4%
-0.7%
2.9%
-1.1%
-5.1%
-3.2%
8/3/2016
4:17:00 PM
Jun '16
Q2 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$0.63
$4.4 Bil
-
$0.59
$4.4 Bil
6.8%
0.0%
11.0%
-0.5%
-2.7%
2.4%
EPS
Rev
-
-
-
$0.56
$4.4 Bil
-
-
-20.0%
-3.4%
EPS
Rev
-
-
-
$0.63
$4.4 Bil
-
-
-21.3%
-1.7%
2/15/2011
$43.83
$3.39
$7.04 Bil
-
-
-
2/15/2012
$37.83
$2.21
$15.35 Bil
-34.8%
118.0%
-13.7%
2/13/2013
$41.69
$2.67
$18.38 Bil
20.8%
19.7%
10.2%
2/12/2014
$30.19
$2.76
$18.10 Bil
3.4%
-1.5%
-27.6%
2/11/2015
$40.52
$2.61
$18.03 Bil
-5.4%
-0.4%
34.2%
2/10/2016
$24.59
$2.71
$17.90 Bil
3.8%
-0.7%
-39.3%
2/10/2017
$27.55
$2.54
$17.57 Bil
-6.3%
-1.8%
12.0%
2/10/2018
$34.96
$2.40
$17.39 Bil
-5.5%
-1.0%
26.9%
2/10/2019
-
$2.51
-
4.6%
-
-

Price Projection

Current Value
$33
21%
Projected Price
$35
27%