Excerpts: Global Crossing: Who’s in Charge?

  • Global Crossing Ltd. (Nasdaq: GBLX) announced this morning that CEO Leo Hindery was leaving his post “by mutual agreement” after seven months on the job.
  • According to Casey, the carrier is on target to meet and probably exceed its earnings estimates, including over $1 billion recurring adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) for the year and third-quarter revenues between $435 and $440 million.
  • Over the past two years, for example, it’s moved from being primarily a supplier of undersea cable to getting involved in the incumbent LEC (local exchange carrier) business through its purchase of Frontier Corp. — which it sold this summer — to recasting itself as a provider of large enterprise data services.
  • And even that role seems shifty. Late last month, Global Crossing sold its Web hosting subsidiary, Global Center Inc., to Exodus Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: EXDS) for roughly $6.5 billion. In doing so, it jettisoned one of the key services that made up its telecom portfolio — at least as stated in the company’s latest 10-K/A filing with the SEC.

Source: Light Reading