AT&T, Inc. (T) Misses Q2 EPS by 1c

July 23, 2014 4:02 PM EDT

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) reported Q2 EPS of $0.62, $0.01 worse than the analyst estimate of $0.63. Revenue for the quarter came in at $32.6 billion versus the consensus estimate of $33.41 billion.


  • Postpaid net adds of more than 1 million, strongest gain in nearly five years
  • Best-ever postpaid churn of 0.86 percent
  • Wireless revenues up 3.7 percent versus the year-ago quarter
  • Wireless data billings up almost 20 percent versus the year-earlier quarter
  • Wireless operating income margin of 24.1 percent with adjusted EBITDA service margin of 42.6 percent
  • More than 700,000 postpaid smartphone net adds; about 61 million total branded smartphone subscribers, both postpaid and prepaid
  • 250,000 branded tablet net adds; 366,000 postpaid tablet net adds
  • 1.6 million new postpaid smartphones added (both upgrades and new subscribers); smartphones accounted for 92 percent of postpaid phone sales
  • AT&T Mobile Share® accounts reached 14.6 million, or more than 41 million connections – about 56 percent of postpaid subscribers; 49 percent of accounts on data plans of 10 gigabytes or higher
  • More than 50 percent, or 3.1 million, of all smartphone gross adds and upgrades on AT&T NextSM

Strong Wireline Consumer Growth and Strategic Business Services Gains

  • Continued strong wireline consumer revenue growth of 3.0 percent versus the year-earlier period
  • Total U-verse® revenues, including business, were up 24.8 percent year over year; now approaching a $15 billion annualized revenue stream
    • 488,000 high speed Internet subscriber net adds, including 55,000 business customers; U-verse broadband about 70 percent of total broadband base
    • 190,000 U-verse TV subscribers added
  • Strategic business services growth of 13.5 percent year over year, an annualized revenue stream of more than $9 billion and now more than 27 percent of wireline business revenues

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