Zayo Posts Steady Revenue Growth, Expanding EBITDA

August 25th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Zayo has checked in with its Fiscal Q4 numbers, posting a solid quarter.  Revenue checked in at $507.3M, which was above analyst projections, while EBITDA rose proportionally to $257.8M.   Here are their numbers in some context:

$ in millions Fiscal
 – Dark Fiber 135.3 135.0 137.7 144.3 146.9
 – Network Connectivity 163.0 167.0 168.7 172.5 175.3
 – Colo & Cloud 57.6 58.3 58.5 60.3 63.6
 – Other+Canada 6.0 6.5 4.7 100.9 121.5
Total Revenue 361.9 366.8 369.6 478.0 507.3
Adjusted EBITDA 210.9 215.4 218.9 242.8 257.8
Adj. EBITDA Margin 58.3%  58.7% 59.2% 50.8% 50.8%
Capex 155.5 159.2 172.4 185.1 187.4
Buildings on-net 17,973 18,528 19,341 23,418 24,282

This is the first full quarter for revenue from the Allstream assets, now operating as Zayo Canada, and they also have a full quarter of revenue from the Clearview acquisition which contributed to the colo & cloud segment.  Other than the bump in those categories, Zayo saw its usual steady growth in both dark and lit services.  Recurring revenue growth of 7% is right about where we are used to seeing it.

With integration of the Canadian and European assets ongoing, integration costs and synergies seem to have mostly canceled each other out this quarter.  EBITDA margins held steady at just under 51%.  As they start to make more moves with the Canadian assets, I expect we’ll be seeing that number creep back up again.

Zayo added 865 on-net buildings during the quarter, and saw capex tick up but only slightly to $187.4M.  Net installs hit a new high at $2.4M, but net bookings during the quarter of $6.4M were on the low end.  Churn held steady in the 1.1% range.


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