Epoch Partners Issues Earnings Preview for Broadband and IP Data Services Sector

Note Highlights Upcoming Earnings Announcements For

Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM), Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX),

Exodus Communications (Nasdaq: EXDS), Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT)

And StorageNetworks (Nasdaq: STOR)



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Epoch Partners, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Epoch Partners today announced it
 has published an earnings preview note for companies in the Broadband and IP
 Data Services sector. The full note, issued today by Mark Langner, Senior
 Analyst for Broadband and IP Data Services, is available for free to investors
 through the Epoch Web site (www.epoch.com). The following are key highlights
 from the note:
 
     -- We expect a mixed bag of quarterly results, but the spotlight will
        remain on changes to financial guidance and justifying year-end 2001
        forecasts.
     -- The emphasis will be on whether or not companies can survive the
        continuing turmoil.
     -- In addition to sticking with companies that possess fully funded
        business plans, we recommend stocks that possess buffer capital and
        show traction in their businesses through a direct path to operating
        profits.
 
     An audio summary of this report can be accessed at
 http://iTalkWeb.com/p.i?M=15475&SA=0 (RealPlayer) or
 http://iTalkWeb.com/p.i?M=15475&SA=1 (Windows Media).
 
     Broadband and IP Data Services Research Coverage
     Investors can visit Epoch's Web site for an in-depth analysis of the
 Broadband and IP Data Services industry and to read research coverage on the
 following public companies in this sector:  360networks, Akamai Technologies,
 Covad Communications, Digital Island, Equinix, Exodus Communications,
 InterNAP, Level 3 Communications, Loudcloud, and StorageNetworks.
     In addition, investors can be added to the Broadband Services email alert
 system, which alerts investors to new research in the Broadband Services
 sector. To be added to this alert system visit
 http://pluto.sparklist.com/scripts/lyris.pl?join=epochbroadbandservices .
 Epoch has also posted video interviews with George Conrades, CEO of Akamai
 Technologies, and Jay Adelson, CTO and co-founder of Equinix. Full research on
 these and other companies under coverage by Epoch is available for free to
 investors at www.epoch.com.
     Epoch Partners is a technology-enabled investment bank focused on
 high-growth companies and electronically connected institutional and
 individual investors.
 
     The information contained herein is based on sources believed to be
 reliable but is neither all inclusive nor guaranteed by Epoch Partners.
 Opinions, if any, reflect our judgment at this time and are subject to change.
 Epoch Partners does not undertake to advise of changes in its opinion or the
 information. Epoch Partners may perform or seek to perform investment banking
 services for the issuers of securities which are the subject of our Research.
 Most of the companies Epoch Partners follows are emerging growth companies
 whose securities typically involve a higher degree of risk and more volatility
 than the securities of more established companies. The securities discussed in
 the Epoch Partners Research may be unsuitable for investors depending on their
 specific investment objectives and financial situation and needs. No report
 included in the Epoch Partners Research is a recommendation that any
 particular investor should purchase or sell any particular security in any
 amount or at all and is not a solicitation of any offer to purchase or sell
 from or to any particular investor. For additional information that may be
 available on the securities mentioned, please contact Epoch Partners.
 
     Epoch Partners is a member of the National Association of Securities
 Dealers, CRD number 103899.
 
 

SOURCE Epoch Partners, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Epoch Partners today announced it
 has published an earnings preview note for companies in the Broadband and IP
 Data Services sector. The full note, issued today by Mark Langner, Senior
 Analyst for Broadband and IP Data Services, is available for free to investors
 through the Epoch Web site (www.epoch.com). The following are key highlights
 from the note:
 
     -- We expect a mixed bag of quarterly results, but the spotlight will
        remain on changes to financial guidance and justifying year-end 2001
        forecasts.
     -- The emphasis will be on whether or not companies can survive the
        continuing turmoil.
     -- In addition to sticking with companies that possess fully funded
        business plans, we recommend stocks that possess buffer capital and
        show traction in their businesses through a direct path to operating
        profits.
 
     An audio summary of this report can be accessed at
 http://iTalkWeb.com/p.i?M=15475&SA=0 (RealPlayer) or
 http://iTalkWeb.com/p.i?M=15475&SA=1 (Windows Media).
 
     Broadband and IP Data Services Research Coverage
     Investors can visit Epoch's Web site for an in-depth analysis of the
 Broadband and IP Data Services industry and to read research coverage on the
 following public companies in this sector:  360networks, Akamai Technologies,
 Covad Communications, Digital Island, Equinix, Exodus Communications,
 InterNAP, Level 3 Communications, Loudcloud, and StorageNetworks.
     In addition, investors can be added to the Broadband Services email alert
 system, which alerts investors to new research in the Broadband Services
 sector. To be added to this alert system visit
 http://pluto.sparklist.com/scripts/lyris.pl?join=epochbroadbandservices .
 Epoch has also posted video interviews with George Conrades, CEO of Akamai
 Technologies, and Jay Adelson, CTO and co-founder of Equinix. Full research on
 these and other companies under coverage by Epoch is available for free to
 investors at www.epoch.com.
     Epoch Partners is a technology-enabled investment bank focused on
 high-growth companies and electronically connected institutional and
 individual investors.
 
     The information contained herein is based on sources believed to be
 reliable but is neither all inclusive nor guaranteed by Epoch Partners.
 Opinions, if any, reflect our judgment at this time and are subject to change.
 Epoch Partners does not undertake to advise of changes in its opinion or the
 information. Epoch Partners may perform or seek to perform investment banking
 services for the issuers of securities which are the subject of our Research.
 Most of the companies Epoch Partners follows are emerging growth companies
 whose securities typically involve a higher degree of risk and more volatility
 than the securities of more established companies. The securities discussed in
 the Epoch Partners Research may be unsuitable for investors depending on their
 specific investment objectives and financial situation and needs. No report
 included in the Epoch Partners Research is a recommendation that any
 particular investor should purchase or sell any particular security in any
 amount or at all and is not a solicitation of any offer to purchase or sell
 from or to any particular investor. For additional information that may be
 available on the securities mentioned, please contact Epoch Partners.
 
     Epoch Partners is a member of the National Association of Securities
 Dealers, CRD number 103899.
 
 SOURCE  Epoch Partners, Inc.