Shares were rebounding after today's decline linked to former spin parent Windstream's 36% drop driven by its dividend cancellation.
Revenues of $213M rose 13% with a heavy boost from Fiber Infrastructure, and narrowly missed expectations. EBITDA came to $179.6M, beating an expected $178.1M.
Uniti Fiber added $35M to revenues and $12.6M to adjusted EBITDA for the quarter.
Revenue breakout: Leasing, $170.9M (up 1.2%); Fiber infrastructure, $34.98M (up 154%); Towers, $2.46M (up 2,822%); Consumer CLEC, $4.66M (down 18.9%).
Cash and equivalents at quarter's end were $934M.
For the full year, it sees adjusted EBITDA of $748M-$753M (above an expected $742.3M), and adjusted FFO of $2.51-$2.55 (vs. consensus for $2.51).