Earnings Preview: Windstream Corp.

| About: Windstream Holdings, (WIN)

Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ:WIN) is expected to report Q2 earnings before the bell Friday, Aug. 8,  with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET.

Guidance

Analysts are looking for EPS of 26c on revenue of $813.73M. The consensus range is 25c to 28c for EPS, and revenue range of $803M to $820M, according to First Call.

Analyst Views

Jefferies stated on June 4 that it believes the company is well positioned to participate in any industry consolidation and for the next round of broadband competition. The firm finds shares attractively valued at current levels and reiterated its Buy rating. Gabelli stated on June 23 that it believes the company can sustain its $1 annual dividend over the next five years, and thinks the company is facing less competition from cable VOIP than many of its peers. The firm thinks the company still has significant broadband growth opportunities, and also maintained its Buy rating. On August 2, Stanford said it believes the company will beat Q2 consensus and thinks the company's valuation is attractive. The firm believe its dividend yield is safe and maintained its Buy rating on the company's shares. 

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