Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS") (NASDAQ: ALSK) today announced that David Wilson, ACS senior vice president and chief financial officer, is scheduled to present at the CIBC World Markets Communications 1-on-1 Conference on May 10, 2007 at the InterContinental Hotel, The Barclay in New York City.
In addition, ACS today re-affirmed its previously announced guidance for EBITDA and revenue. For the full-year 2007, EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $120 million to $124 million and revenue in the range of $360 million to $370 million.
The presentation for the event's meetings will be posted at the "Presentations" section of the company's website (www.alsk.com).
About Alaska Communications Systems
ACS is the leading integrated communications provider in Alaska, offering local telephone service, wireless, long distance, data, and Internet services to business and residential customers throughout Alaska. More information can be found on the company's website at www.acsalaska.com or at its investor site at www.alsk.com.
Forward-Looking EBITDA Guidance
This press release includes information related to management's estimate of EBITDA for the year ending December 31, 2007. EBITDA, as defined by the company, may not be similar to EBITDA measures used by other companies and is not a measurement under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Management believes that EBITDA provides useful information to investors about the company's performance because it eliminates the effects of period-to-period changes in costs associated with capital investments, interest and stock-based compensation expense that are not directly attributable to the underlying performance of the company's business operations. Management believes the most directly comparable GAAP measure would be "Net cash provided by operating activities." Due to the difficulty in forecasting and quantifying the amounts that would be required to be included in this comparable GAAP measure, the company is not providing an estimate of year-end net cash provided by operating activities at this time.
This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events made using information currently available to management. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside ACS' control. Such factors are, without limitation, activities relating to material strategic investment opportunities, fluctuations in wireless revenue, including roaming revenue; changes in company's relationships with its roaming partners; increased competition, including wireline facilities-based competition; changes in capital expenditures, strategic investments, or other factors affecting the company's ability to generate sufficient earnings and cash flows to continue to make dividend payments to its stockholders; changes in revenue from Universal Service Funds; regulatory limitations on the company's ability to change its pricing or bundle its communications services or other public policy changes; the continued availability of financing necessary to support future business; changes in accounting policies or practices; changes in the demand for the company's products and services, retail and wholesale; rapid technological developments in the telecommunications industry; changes in interest rates or other general national, regional or local economic conditions, including changes in tourism in Alaska. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with ACS' business, please refer to the company's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2007. Copies of the company's SEC filings may be obtained by contacting its investor relations department at 907-564-7556 or by visiting its investor relations website at www.alsk.com.
All information in this release is as of May 7, 2007. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company's expectations.