Mpower Communications

(MPWR) - Get Report

is confident it will meet or exceed its financial expectations for the fourth quarter.

The Rochester, N.Y., company, which provides Internet connectivity and communications services, said it expects revenue of $40 million to $45 million in the quarter. Mpower also expects a loss before interest, taxes, stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization of $54 million to $57 million.

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While Mpower didn't provide specific earnings guidance, eight analysts polled by

First Call/Thomson Financial

are calling for the company to lose $1.63 in the quarter, wider than the $1.56 it lost in the year-ago period.

Shares of Mpower, which is based in Pittsford, N.Y., closed at $6.84 in regular session

Nasdaq

trading and rose to $6.88 in recent after-hours

Island

activity.