Frontier Communications Corp (FTR)’s Shares Surge Amid Better-than-Expected Quarterly Results

The shares of Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) are trading 9.00% higher after the company reported better-than-expected result for the second quarter of 2015. The communications company announced non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.03 against market expectations of $0.02. Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR)’s revenue came in higher at $1.37 billion against estimates of $1.36 billion. The company grew its quarterly revenue  by 19.3% on the year. Including one-time items, the video and data service provider had a net loss of $28 million or $0.03 per share against prior year net income of $38 million or $0.04 per share.

While discussing the second quarter results, Dan McCarthy, CEO of Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR), said, “[…] These strong revenue results reflect solid execution in both the residential and business segments, and are a result of substantial initiatives to enhance our product offerings and improve the customer experience. We continued our track record of strong broadband net additions, with 29,200 this quarter, representing our tenth consecutive quarter of broadband share gains.”


Among the major operational success during the last quarter quarter, the company mentioned raising equity worth $2.75 billion for the acquisition of the assets of Verizon in California, Florida, and Texas. Dan McCarthy added, “[…] We are also on track to obtain all required regulatory approvals as well as complete the integration of the Verizon properties.” At the end of the second quarter, Frontier Communications reported 3.48 million customers against the prior year figure of 3.03 million.

The shares of Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) are down by 22.75% year-to-date. Hedge funds held a bullish outlook on the company, as a total of 22 hedge funds held $272.31 million worth of stock, against prior year net investment of $204.17 million. The shares of Frontier Communications were up 5.86% in the first quarter, contributing to the increase in aggregate investment value.

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