Manitoba Telecom profit, revenue slip


Nov 7 (Reuters) - Manitoba Telecom Services Inc,whose sale of a major network asset was blocked by Canada'sfederal government last month, posted a drop in third-quarterearnings per share on Thursday as revenues slipped.

The provincial telecom company said it earned 38 Canadiancents a share, down from 50 Canadian cents a year earlier.Revenue fell 3.7 percent to C$408.4 million ($391 million).

The company said it expects lower revenue next year, andforecast earnings per share of between C$1.60 and C$2 for theyear.

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