CenturyLink is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services.
It also offers voice and data communications, as well as television and home security services. CenturyLink's local and long distance voice communications is POTS. CenturyLink's data communication is through DSL, Metro Ethernet, MPLS, ATM, and Frame Relay over fiber optics and copper DS-3 and T-1 lines. The Company also offers bundling with Verizon Wireless.
Company Growth (employees)
Monroe, US
Size (employees)
42,500 (est)
CenturyLink was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Monroe, US

Key People at CenturyLink

Glen Post

Glen Post

Chief Executive Officer and President

CenturyLink Office Locations

CenturyLink has offices in Monroe, Denver, Herndon, Atlanta and in 109 other locations
Monroe, US (HQ)
100 Century Link Drive

CenturyLink Data and Metrics

CenturyLink Financial Metrics

CenturyLink's revenue was reported to be $17.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2% decrease from the previous period.
$, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

17.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

9.7 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

626 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

2.3 b

Market capitalization (23-Jun-2017)

13.4 b

Closing share price (23-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

222 m


32.9 b
CenturyLink's current market capitalization is $13.4 b.
$, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


18.1 b18 b17.9 b17.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

7.5 b7.8 b7.8 b7.8 b

Gross profit

10.6 b10.2 b10.1 b9.7 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

16.6 b15.6 b15.3 b15.1 b


1.5 b2.4 b2.6 b2.3 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b

Pre tax profit

224 m1.1 b1.3 b1 b

Income tax expense

463 m338 m438 m394 m

Net Income

(239 m)772 m878 m626 m
$, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


168 m128 m126 m222 m

Current Assets

3.9 b3.6 b2.7 b5.2 b


20.7 b20.8 b20.7 b19.7 b

Total Assets

51.8 b50.1 b47.6 b47 b

Accounts Payable

1.1 b1.2 b968 m1.2 b

Total Debt

21 b20.7 b20.2 b19.7 b

Current Liabilities

4.4 b3.9 b4.6 b5.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

17.3 b16.3 b15.2 b15 b

Retained Earnings

66 m147 m272 m(1 m)

Total Equity

17.2 b15 b14.1 b13.4 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.2 x1.4 x1.4 x1.5 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.4 x0.4 x0.4 x0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3 x3.3 x3.4 x3.5 x
$, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(239 m)772 m878 m626 m

Accounts Receivable

(212 m)(163 m)(132 m)(266 m)

Accounts Payable

(76 m)70 m(168 m)109 m

Cash From Operating Activities

5.6 b5.2 b5.2 b4.6 b

Purchases of PP&E

(3 b)(3 b)(2.9 b)(3 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

(3.1 b)(3.1 b)(2.9 b)(3 b)

Dividends Paid

(1.3 b)(1.2 b)(1.2 b)(1.2 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(2.5 b)(2.2 b)(2.3 b)(1.5 b)

Interest Paid

(1.3 b)(1.3 b)(1.3 b)(1.3 b)
$, USDY, 2016


14.1 x


7.1 x


408.7 k


1.5 x


0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.5 x

CenturyLink Operating Metrics

CenturyLink's Broadband Subscribers was reported to be 5.9 m in FY, 2016, which is a 2% decrease from the previous period
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Broadband Subscribers

6.08 m6.05 m5.95 m

TV Subscribers

242 k285 k325 k

Data Centers


Access Lines

12.39 m11.75 m11.09 m

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