Windstream Holdings, Inc., also doing business as Windstream Communications or Windstream, is a provider of voice and data network communications (broadband, VoIP, MPLS), and managed services (virtual servers, managed firewall, data storage, cloud-based voice, etc.), to businesses in the United States. The Company also offers residential broadband, phone, and digital TV services to consumers within its coverage area.

Little Rock, US
Size (employees)
14,500 (est)+23%
Windstream was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Little Rock, US
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Key People/Management at Windstream

Tony Thomas

Tony Thomas

President & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Gunderman

Bob Gunderman

Chief Financial Officer
John Fletcher

John Fletcher

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and General Counsel
Lewis Langston

Lewis Langston

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Jeff Howe

Jeff Howe

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Sales
Sarah Day

Sarah Day

President, Consumer, Small and Medium-Sized Business
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Windstream Office Locations

Windstream has an office in Little Rock
Little Rock, US (HQ)
4001 N Rodney Parham Rd
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Windstream Financials and Metrics

Windstream Financials

Windstream's revenue was reported to be $5.39 b in FY, 2016 which is a 6.6% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

5.4 b

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


Net income (FY, 2016)

(383.5 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

515.4 m

Market capitalization (25-Apr-2018)

255.3 m

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

59.1 m


5.1 b
Windstream's current market capitalization is $255.3 m.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.8 b5.8 b5.4 b

Revenue growth, %


General and administrative expense

929.8 m866.5 m797.7 m

Operating expense total

929.8 m866.5 m797.7 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


27.8 m31.3 m59.1 m

Current Assets

1 b875.3 m866.9 m


5.4 b5.3 b5.3 b

Total Assets

12.7 b12.5 b11.8 b
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(39.5 m)27.4 m(383.5 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

1.5 b1 b924.4 m

Purchases of PP&E

(786.5 m)(1.1 b)(989.8 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(769.1 m)(522 m)(990 m)
USDY, 2016


9.8 x


5.5 x


445.3 k


28.6 x


0.4 x

Financial Leverage

69.2 x
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Windstream Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Data Centers

27 27 27

Fiber Route Miles

121 k121 k121 k121 k125 k125 k125 k129 k147 k147 k125 k

Internet Subscribers

1.13 m1.10 m1.05 m

Television Households

385.30 k359.30 k321 k
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Windstream Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Broadview Networks (965)April 14, 2017$228 m
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Windstream News and Updates

Windstream acquires MASS Communications

Windstream has boosted its network management capabilities and reach in the northeast with the purchase of New York-based MASS Communications for $37.5 million. MASS CEO Darren Mass is also joining Windstream leadership as part of the transition. He has been named president-resale for Windstream’s e…

Windstream to boost service portfolio from MassComm acquisition

Windstream announces plans to purchase MassComm Regional carrier Windstream has landed a deal to acquire New York-based Mass Communications (MassComm), according to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing issued Dec. 26, 2017. MassComm is a provider of voice, data, risk management and secur…

Windstream SDNow expansion signals telcos shift toward virtualization

Windstream SDNow extends to 50 U.S. markets Windstream Wholesale, a Fortune 500 company and provider of network communications, recently announced it is expanding its SDNow transport service to encompass 50 markets dotted across the states. The move is part of a larger initiative by Windstream to tr…

How carriers are controlling network opex

The nationwide carriers spend millions telling us how affordable their data plans are, while behind the scenes they are working hard to make sure affordable data and the marketing that goes with it will not hurt profitability. That hard work is paying off. “Our cost containment efforts are paying of…

SD-WAN market poised for growth

Survey shows interest in SD-WAN market The software-defined Wide Area Network market is poised for 200% growth in the next 12 months, according to a new report from Cato Networks. In a survey of more than 350 IT professionals, Cato found that nearly a third of participants had either already deploye…
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