The purpose of the financial outlook is to assist investors, shareholders, and others in understanding certain financial metrics relating to expected 2022 financial results for evaluating the performance of our business. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Information about our guidance, including the various assumptions underlying it, is forward-looking and should be read in conjunction with “About Forward-Looking Information” in our Q4 2021 earnings release (including the material assumptions listed under the heading “Key assumptions underlying our full-year 2022 guidance”) and the related disclosure and information about various economic, competitive, and regulatory assumptions, factors, and risks that may cause our actual future financial and operating results to differ from what we currently expect.
We provide annual guidance ranges on a consolidated full-year basis that are consistent with annual full-year Board of Directors-approved plans. Any updates to our full-year financial guidance over the course of the year would only be made to the consolidated guidance ranges that appear above. Guidance ranges will be reassessed once the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. has closed.
|2022 Guidance Ranges 1|
|Total service revenue||2021 Actual 12,533||Increase of 6% to 8%|
|Adjusted EBITDA 2||2021 Actual 5,887||Increase of 8% to 10%|
|Capital expenditures excluding Shaw 3||2021 Actual 2,788||$2,800M to $3,000M|
|Free cash flow excluding Shaw 4||2021 Actual 1,671||$1,900M to $2,100M|