AT&T (T) Reports In-Line Q4 EPS

January 25, 2017 4:02 PM EST

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AT&T (NYSE: T) reported Q4 EPS of $0.66, in-line with the analyst estimate of $0.66. Revenue for the quarter came in at $41.8 billion versus the consensus estimate of $42.04 billion.

  • Consolidated revenues of $41.8 billion
  • Operating income of $4.2 billion
  • Net income attributable to AT&T of $2.4 billion
  • Diluted EPS of $0.39 as reported and $0.66 as adjusted, compared to $0.65 and $0.63 in the year-ago quarter
  • Cash from operations of $10.1 billion
  • Free cash flow of $3.7 billion, up 19.2%
  • Fourth-quarter: 2.8 million wireless net adds
    • 1.5 million U.S.
    • 1.3 million Mexico
  • U.S. wireless fourth-quarter results:
    • 1.1 million branded smartphones added to subscriber base
    • Best-ever postpaid phone churn of 0.98%
    • Wireless postpaid churn of 1.16%
    • Strong operating margin of 24.7%; best-ever fourth-quarter service EBITDA margin of 45.4%
  • Strong DIRECTV NOW launch with more than 200,000 paid net adds
  • 235,000 U.S. DIRECTV satellite net adds with stable linear TV subscriber base
  • 149,000 IP broadband net adds with stable total broadband base
    • Nearly 400 million North American 4G LTE POPs

“2016 was a transformational year for AT&T, one in which we made tremendous progress toward our goal of becoming the global leader in telecom, media and technology,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO. “We launched DIRECTV NOW, our innovative over-the-top streaming service. Our 5G evolution plans and improved spectrum position are paving the way for the next-generation of super-fast mobile and fixed networks. And we shook-up the industry with our landscape-changing deal to acquire Time Warner, the logical next step in our strategy to bring together world-class content with best-in-class distribution which will drive innovation and more choice for consumers.

“At the same time, we performed at a high level in 2016 with growing revenues, expanding adjusted consolidated operating margins and solid adjusted earnings growth, and we hit our $1.5 billion DIRECTV cost-synergy target. We also delivered record cash from operations, which allowed us to return substantial value to investors and invest more in the U.S. economy.”

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