SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

February 20, 2012 08:20 ET

Global Telecom Industry Continues to Evolve -- High Yielding AT&T and CenturyLink Poised for Growth

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on AT&T and CenturyLink

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2012) - High yielding telecommunications companies have performed well this year, showing impressive growth as the industry shifts from the legacy of long-distance and local voice call services to data and video services. Year-to-date, the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Sector Index Fund (IYZ) -- which measures the performance of the telecommunications sector of the United States equity market, and includes companies in the industry groups, such as fixed-line telecommunications and mobile telecommunications -- is up more than 6 percent. While several domestic telecoms are leading the way in new technology, others still focused on legacy revenue drivers are posting a downturn in earnings -- and dividends. The Paragon Report examines the outlook for companies in the Domestic Telecom Services industry and provides research reports on AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) and CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

According to a new release from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), Telecom Services: A Global Outlook, the global telecom services industry is expected to reach a massive $1.8 trillion in three years. The telecommunications industry now includes Internet services, wireless communications, cable TV systems, satellite communications and fiber optics networks.

The growing popularity of smart phones, tablet PCs, eReaders, netbooks and other portable devices is driving the exponential growth of mobile broadband subscription and data services, GIA says. Meanwhile the migration of consumers from 2G to 3G networks is picking up as the spread of the service improves dramatically.

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Last week CenturyLink reported that its fourth quarter net income fell to $109 million, or 18 cents per share, from $225 million, or 74 cents per share, in the same quarter last year as one-time charges offset contributions from two recent acquisitions. Quarterly revenue included $2.99 billion in contributions from CenturyLink's acquisitions of the former regional phone company Qwest Communications International Inc. and Savvis, which offers hosting and cloud computing services to business customers.

For 2012, CenturyLink projected an adjusted profit of $2.25 to $2.45 per share and $18.2 billion to $18.4 billion in revenue.

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