& cplSiteName &

WOW Adds 3,900 Net Subs in Q2 as Revenues Decline 2.1%

Light Reading
News Wire Feed
Light Reading
8/10/2018
50%
50%

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- WideOpenWest, Inc. (“WOW!” or the “Company”) (NYSE: WOW), a leading, fully integrated provider of residential and commercial high-speed data, video and telephony services to customers in the United States, today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights (1)

  • Total Subscriber net additions of 1,600 were the best net subscriber metrics for a second quarter in the last four years
  • Second quarter subscriber churn was the best subscriber churn for a second quarter in at least two years
  • Achieved HSD RGU net additions of 3,900, representing the best net subscriber metrics for the second quarter in the last four years, and organic HSD RGU net additions, which exclude net additions from Edge-Outs, were 1,600
  • Total Revenue of $291.3 million; Net Income of $25.2 million; and Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.31
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $102.2 million, up 6.1% sequentially; Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.39
  • Business Services Subscription Revenue, Including Acquisitions and Dispositions, grew 15.6% over the second quarter of 2017
  • Total Edge-Out projects have extended the network to 116,600 homes passed; 2017 Edge-Out Nodes have achieved 25.3% penetration and 2016 Edge-Out Nodes have achieved 32.5% penetration
  • Launched Whole Home WiFi offering across the majority of WOW!’s footprint in July
  • Launched first phase of new wowway.com website in July
  • Completed previously announced $25.0 million common stock buyback, acquiring almost 2.5 million shares

Financial Highlights
For the quarter ended June 30, 2018, WOW! reported Total Revenue of $291.3 million, down $6.2 million, or 2.1%, compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The Company reported second quarter 2018 Net Income of $25.2 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $102.2 million.

“I am heartened by the continued efforts throughout the Company to execute on our vision,” said Teresa Elder, chief executive officer of WOW! “WOW! achieved its second consecutive quarter of positive organic HSD RGU growth in the face of second quarter seasonality and our rate increase which was implemented at the beginning of the quarter. The impact of our investments in customer care are showing in continued churn improvement. The launch of Whole Home WiFi and the re-release of our wowway.com website are substantial milestones to drive the growth trajectory of our business.”

WideOpenWest Holdings LLC (WOW)

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Featured Video
From The Founder
John Chambers is still as passionate about business and innovation as he ever was at Cisco, finds Steve Saunders.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
September 12, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 6, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
T-Mobile to Play the Customer Care Card With Layer3 TV
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/15/2018
Australia Could Open 5G Door to Huawei
Robert Clark, 8/16/2018
Video Navigation Gets an AI Assist
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/16/2018
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Pulls Out of Iran
Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/17/2018
Animals with Phones
When Your Cat Hijacks Your Tech Click Here
Latest Comment
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed