TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Qwest Reports Third Quarter Results: Revenue Trends Steady;

Qwest Reports Third Quarter Results: Revenue Trends Steady;

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 1 Nov 2005 13:46:50 -0500

Margin Expansion Continues

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2005--Qwest Communications
International Inc. (NYSE:Q):

Unaudited (in millions, except per share amounts)(a)

Q3 2005 Q2 2005 Seq. Q3 2004 Y over
Change Y
Operating Revenues $ 3,504 $3,470 1.0% $ 3,449 1.6%
Operating Income 208 226 (8.0)% (173) nm
Net Income (Loss) (144) (164) nm (569) nm
Net Income (Loss) per Diluted
Share (0.08) (0.09) nm (0.31) nm
--------------------------------- ------- ------------ -------------

(a) See Special Items in Attachment E

-- Revenue and Cost Initiatives Drive Further Margin Expansion
-- Solid Progress in Key Growth Areas
-- Consumer Bundle Penetration Expands to 50 Percent
-- High-Speed Internet Subscribers Reach 1.3 Million
-- Long-Distance Penetration Increases to 36 Percent
-- Second Sequential Quarter of Wireless Subscriber and ARPU
-- Strong Sequential Growth in Cash Generated from Operations to
$675 Million
-- Capital Expenditures of $445 Million

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today reported third
quarter results that indicate stable performance in revenue, free cash
flow and overall financial flexibility. For the quarter, the fully
diluted net loss per share was $(0.08), which includes a charge for
restructuring, realignment and severance costs of $(0.01), compared
with a loss of $(0.31) a year ago, which included special items of
$(0.16). See Attachment E for special items.


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