February 14, 2018 / 9:49 PM / in 3 months

BRIEF-CenturyLink Reports Q4 Earnings Per Share $1.26

Feb 14 (Reuters) - CenturyLink Inc:

* CENTURYLINK REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 RESULTS

* Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.18 EXCLUDING ITEMS

* ANTICIPATE 2018 FREE CASH FLOW AFTER DIVIDENDS OF $850 MILLION TO $1.05 BILLION

* EXPECT 2018 ADJUSTED EBITDA TO BE HIGHER THAN 2017 PRO FORMA ADJUSTED EBITDA

* Q4 SPECIAL ITEMS INCLUDED A RECOGNIZED TAX BENEFIT OF $1.1 BILLION FROM ENACTMENT OF TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT

* FOR FULL YEAR 2018, CO EXPECT ADJUSTED EBITDA OF $8.75 BILLION TO $8.95 BILLION

* FOR FULL YEAR 2018, EXPECT ADJUSTED EBITDA OF $8.75 BILLION TO $8.95 BILLION

* FOR FULL YEAR 2018, CO SEES FREE CASH FLOW OF $3.15 BILLION TO $3.35 BILLION, EXCLUDING LEVEL 3 INTEGRATION-RELATED EXPENSES

* Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.30, REVENUE VIEW $5.69 BILLION — THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S

* FY2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $1.24 — THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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