TORONTO Feb 12 Rogers Communications Inc
, Canada's largest wireless telephone company and a
major cable TV provider, reported lower fourth-quarter earnings
and revenue on Wednesday, hurt by a government-mandated change
to its wireless pricing strategy and the cost of broadcasting
Excluding one-off costs, the company said earnings fell to
C$357 million ($323 million), or 69 Canadian cents a share, from
C$448 million, or 86 Canadian cents a share, a year earlier.
Analysts on average had forecast a profit of 74.5 Canadian
cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Toronto-based Rogers said its net income in the quarter fell
to C$320 million, from C$522 million. Operating revenue was down
1 percent at C$3.24 billion.