* Q3 EPS C$0.72 vs C$0.98 yr earlier
* Cuts FY14 profit forecast to C$210 mln from C$235 mln
* Books impairment charges of C$32.2 mln during Q3
* Sees FY15 rev 3.8 pct higher than current year's outlook
(Adds full-year forecast, details from release)
July 10 Canadian telecommunications company
Cogeco Cable Inc reported a lower third-quarter profit
and cut its full-year profit outlook by 10.6 percent hurt by
impairment charges at its Cogeco Cable Canada unit.
The company expects revenue for the next financial year to
be $2.03 billion, up 3.8 percent from the projected revenue for
the current year ending August.
The company, which provides cable TV, Internet and phone
services, said net profit fell to C$35.5 million ($33.3 million)
or C$0.72 per share, for the quarter ended May 31, from C$48.1
million, or C$0.98 per share, a year earlier.
Cogeco Cable Canada recognized an impairment charge of
C$32.2 million related to an Internet Protocol Television
The Montreal-based company's Canadian cable services unit
lost 8,021 cable customers, while 1,433 telephone customers
canceled their services in the third quarter.
Cogeco's U.S. cable services unit lost 1,599 cable
customers, while it added 733 new telephone customers during the
The company said it signed a partnership with Digital video
recorder maker TiVo Inc in Canada and expects the
service to be launched by mid-fiscal 2015.
Third-quarter revenue rose 6.9 percent to C$496.4 million.
Owned by media and telecommunications company Cogeco Inc
, Cogeco Cable competes with Rogers Communications Inc
, Telus Corp and BCE Inc.
($1 = 1.0648 Canadian Dollars)
(Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan in Bangalore; Editing by