NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Windstream (WIN) - Get Windstream Holdings, Inc. Reportwere higher in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday after reporting a surprise profit for the 2016 second quarter.
Before the market open, the Little Rock, AR-based voice and data network communications provider reported earnings of 1 cent per share, while Thomson Reuters analysts were expecting a loss of 35 cents per share.
Revenues fell year-over-year to $1.36 billion from $1.42 billion, and missed analysts' estimates of $1.37 billion.
For the current year, Windstream expects revenues between $5.275 billion and $5.425 billion.
July marked the company's 10-year anniversary as a public company, but CEO Anthony Thomas said he is most excited about where the company is headed.
"Today, our vision has never been clearer, providing best-in-class customer experience through our network and our people," Thomas said on a conference call this morning.