UPDATE 2-Bell Aliant profit falls on restructuring charge
* Sees full-year 2013 EPS of C$1.45 to C$1.75
* Sees operating revenue between C$2.73 bln and C$2.81 bln
* Shares up 2 pct
Feb 5 (Reuters) - Canadian telecom services provider Bell Aliant Inc posted a 12 percent fall in fourth-quarter profit as it took a restructuring charge, and said it plans lower capital expenditure this year.
Bell Aliant shares were up about 2 percent at C$26.05 in early trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday.
Net income fell to C$70.3 million ($70.38 million), or 31 Canadian cents per share, from C$80 million, or 35 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.
On an adjusted basis, the company earned 37 Canadian cents per share. Analysts were expecting a first-quarter profit of 41 Canadian cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Operating revenue fell 0.8 percent to C$694.8 million due to a decline in local and long distance revenues. Analysts were looking for C$697.1 million.
The company, a unit of BCE Inc - Canada's biggest telecom company, forecast adjusted per-share earnings of C$1.45 to C$1.75 for 2013, compared with the C$1.63 per share it earned on an adjusted basis in 2012. Continued...