CenturyLink Company Profile (NYSE:CTL)

About CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)

CenturyLink logoCenturyLink, Inc. is an integrated communications company. The Company is engaged in providing an array of communications services to its residential and business customers. Its segments include business, which provides strategic, legacy and data integration products and services to small, medium and enterprise business, wholesale and governmental customers, including other communication providers, and consumer, which provides strategic and legacy products and services to residential customers. Its communications services include local and long-distance voice, broadband, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), private line (including special access), Ethernet, colocation, hosting (including cloud hosting and managed hosting), data integration, video, network, public access, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), information technology and other ancillary services. As of December 31, 2016, it served approximately 5.9 million broadband subscribers and 325,000 Prism TV subscribers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Integrated Telecommunications Services
  • Sub-Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Symbol: NYSE:CTL
  • CUSIP: 15670010
  • Web: www.centurylink.com
  • Market Cap: $10.46456 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 549,609,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $19.26
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $22.72
  • 52 Week Range: $18.17 - $33.45
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 27.59
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.58
  • P/E Growth: -0.96
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $16.97 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.62
  • Book Value: $23.80 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.80
  • Annual Dividend: $2.16
  • Dividend Yield: 11.3%
  • EBITDA: $6.06 billion
  • Net Margins: 2.20%
  • Return on Equity: 8.43%
  • Return on Assets: 2.36%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.90%
  • Current Ratio: 0.90%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.90%
  • Average Volume: 10.72 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.89
  • Short Ratio: 9.47

Frequently Asked Questions for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)

What is CenturyLink's stock symbol?

CenturyLink trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CTL."

How often does CenturyLink pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CenturyLink?

CenturyLink declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. View CenturyLink's Dividend History.

How were CenturyLink's earnings last quarter?

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.03. The business earned $4.09 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.09 billion. CenturyLink had a return on equity of 8.43% and a net margin of 2.20%. CenturyLink's quarterly revenue was down 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.63 earnings per share. View CenturyLink's Earnings History.

When will CenturyLink make its next earnings announcement?

CenturyLink is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 30th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for CenturyLink.

What guidance has CenturyLink issued on next quarter's earnings?

CenturyLink issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.44-0.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.51.

Where is CenturyLink's stock going? Where will CenturyLink's stock price be in 2017?

14 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for CenturyLink's shares. Their forecasts range from $19.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect CenturyLink's stock price to reach $24.42 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for CenturyLink.

Are investors shorting CenturyLink?

CenturyLink saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 116,098,127 shares, an increase of 0.7% from the September 15th total of 115,241,367 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,219,801 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 16.1 days. Approximately 21.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Who are some of CenturyLink's key competitors?

Who are CenturyLink's key executives?

CenturyLink's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Glen F. Post III, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • R. Stewart Ewing Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Assistant Secretary
  • Dean J. Douglas, President - Sales & Marketing
  • Aamir Hussain, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
  • Stacey W. Goff, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Scott A. Trezise, Executive Vice President - Human Resources
  • David D. Cole, Executive Vice President - Controller and Operations Support
  • Harvey P. Perry, Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Martha Helena Bejar, Independent Director
  • Virginia Boulet, Independent Director

Who owns CenturyLink stock?

CenturyLink's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include CORVEX MANAGEMENT LP (6.60%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.36%), Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.12%), PGGM Investments (0.10%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.04%) and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own CenturyLink stock include Aamir Hussain, C G Melville Jr, David D Cole, Harvey P Perry, Maxine L Moreau and William Arthur Owens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CenturyLink.

Who sold CenturyLink stock? Who is selling CenturyLink stock?

CenturyLink's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., PGGM Investments, State Treasurer State of Michigan and Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc.. Company insiders that have sold CenturyLink stock in the last year include David D Cole and Harvey P Perry. View Insider Buying and Selling for CenturyLink.

Who bought CenturyLink stock? Who is buying CenturyLink stock?

CenturyLink's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co., Sit Investment Associates Inc., Mutual of America Capital Management LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. and Exane Derivatives. Company insiders that have bought CenturyLink stock in the last two years include Aamir Hussain and William Arthur Owens. View Insider Buying and Selling for CenturyLink.

How do I buy CenturyLink stock?

Shares of CenturyLink can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is CenturyLink's stock price today?

One share of CenturyLink stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.04.

MarketBeat Community Rating for CenturyLink (NYSE CTL)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  290 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  440 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  730
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about CenturyLink and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.07)
Consensus Price Target: $24.42 (28.24% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Price Target History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Analysts' Ratings History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/19/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$24.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$23.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight -> Underweight$23.00 -> $19.00HighView Rating Details
10/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$22.00LowView Rating Details
9/18/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$25.00HighView Rating Details
8/23/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight -> Overweight$27.00 -> $26.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket Perform -> UnderperformMediumView Rating Details
5/9/2017Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
3/25/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSell$19.00LowView Rating Details
2/28/2017Moffett NathansonInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$23.00N/AView Rating Details
1/3/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$28.00N/AView Rating Details
12/29/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingNeutral$30.00N/AView Rating Details
12/12/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageHold$27.00N/AView Rating Details
11/8/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$30.00N/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHold$28.00N/AView Rating Details
5/3/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$33.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
3/14/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$28.00 -> $32.00N/AView Rating Details
2/11/2016DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetNeutral$27.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Earnings by Quarter for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Earnings History by Quarter for CenturyLink (NYSE CTL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2017$0.51N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017$0.49$0.46$4.09 billion$4.09 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q1 2017$0.53$0.52$4.27 billion$4.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/8/2017Q416$0.56$0.54$4.32 billion$4.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2016Q316$0.55$0.56$4.38 billion$4.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.59$0.63$4.39 billion$440.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.68$0.71$4.43 billion$4.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415$0.65$0.80$4.42 billion$4.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.69$0.70$4.49 million$4.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.60$0.55$4.45 billion$4.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.59$0.67$4.47 billion$4.45 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q414$0.63$0.60$4.46 billion$4.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.62$0.63$4.50 billion$4.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.64$0.72$4.50 billion$4.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.61$0.66$4.48 billion$4.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q413$0.59$0.68$4.52 billion$4.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.63$0.63$4.51 billion$4.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.67$0.69$4.52 billion$4.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.68$0.76$4.51 billion$4.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.68$0.67$4.58 billion$4.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.59$0.66$4.57 billion$4.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.61$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$0.57$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.56$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.34$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.67$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.70$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011$0.77$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.13
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.99
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.53$0.60$0.55
Q2 20174$0.48$0.60$0.54
Q3 20174$0.46$0.58$0.51
Q4 20174$0.50$0.60$0.53
Q1 20181$0.52$0.52$0.52
Q2 20181$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q3 20181$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q4 20181$0.48$0.48$0.48
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Most Recent Dividend:9/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.16
Dividend Yield:11.34%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:313.04% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
110.20% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
120.00% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)

Dividend History by Quarter for CenturyLink (NYSE CTL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.61%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 82.95%
Insider Trades by Quarter for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/10/2016Aamir HussainEVPBuy14,580$24.00$349,920.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016William Arthur OwensDirectorBuy42,800$23.35$999,380.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2016David D. ColeEVPSell30,000$33.00$990,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2016Harvey P PerryDirectorSell10,000$32.50$325,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/13/2016Harvey P. PerryDirectorSell20,000$31.00$620,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Maxine L. MoreauEVPSell3,841$30.23$116,113.43View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016C G Melville JrDirectorSell700$29.00$20,300.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2016C G Melville JrDirectorSell700$23.28$16,296.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015C G Melville JrDirectorSell700$24.51$17,157.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2015C G Melville JrDirectorSell200$26.91$5,382.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015C G Melville JrDirectorSell700$26.06$18,242.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2015Gregory James MccrayDirectorSell3,871$37.00$143,227.00View SEC Filing  
1/20/2015C G Melville JrDirectorSell500$38.70$19,350.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Fred R NicholsDirectorSell959$39.69$38,062.71View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Karen A PuckettInsiderSell40,000$40.69$1,627,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014R Stewart Ewing JrCFOSell45,000$40.46$1,820,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Fred R NicholsDirectorSell3,000$37.30$111,900.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014William CheekInsiderSell7,434$37.52$278,923.68View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014R Stewart Ewing, Jr.CFOSell20,600$36.75$757,050.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014Karen PuckettCOOSell30,000$36.56$1,096,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014Maxine MoreauEVPSell5,000$36.61$183,050.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Jeffrey VondeylenInsiderSell5,000$35.00$175,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2014Jeffrey VondeylenInsiderSell20,000$33.56$671,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014C Melville, Jr.DirectorSell1,800$31.21$56,178.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014William CheekInsiderSell11,000$31.24$343,640.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Virginia BouletDirectorSell3,200$31.30$100,160.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2013Gregory James MccrayDirectorSell7,755$32.19$249,633.45View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Joseph ZimmelDirectorSell11,344$32.62$370,041.28View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013Fred NicholsDirectorSell3,070$33.45$102,691.50View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Virginia BouletDirectorSell3,007$37.07$111,469.49View SEC Filing  
2/19/2013Maxine L MoreauSVPBuy1,500$34.61$51,915.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2012Joseph ZimmelDirectorSell10,938$39.05$427,128.90View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Glen F Post IIICEOSell100,000$43.05$4,305,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Karen A PuckettCOOSell50,000$43.07$2,153,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Stacey W GoffVPSell10,000$43.27$432,700.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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