Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) reported consolidated revenue of $942 million for the second quarter 2009, compared to consolidated revenue of $1.09 billion for the second quarter 2008.
The net loss for the second quarter 2009 was $134 million, or ($0.08) per share, compared to a net loss of $42 million, or ($0.03) per share for the second quarter 2008, which included a gain of $96 million from the sale of the company’s Vyvx advertising distribution business. The net loss for the first quarter 2009 was $132 million, or ($0.08) per share.
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA was $229 million in the second quarter 2009, compared to $251 million in the second quarter 2008. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA was $250 million in the first quarter 2009.
“The economy continued to be challenging in the second quarter for wireline service providers,” said James Crowe, CEO of Level 3. “As expected, sequential revenue pressure continued in the second quarter, although at a significantly moderated rate. We did see improvements in sales and churn, however, they were not as much as we expected. We continue to manage our costs aggressively, and for the fifth consecutive quarter, we were able to reduce our operating expenses, and year over year, we improved both our Gross Margin and Adjusted EBITDA Margin percentages. In addition, we completed several liability management transactions, which further strengthened our balance sheet.” Continue reading Level 3 Q2 2009 results