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Verizon’s Monthly Phone Subscribers Numbers Support 5G Efforts – $VZ $DIA

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Verizon Communications, Inc.’s (VZ) quarterly release reported the loss of fewer-than-expected monthly phone subscribers in the first quarter, showing that the wireless carrier is benefiting from its huge investments in expanding its 5G and new broadband services, The company reported a loss of 36,000 monthly phone subscribers in the quarter, lower than estimates of 49,300.

Earning Highlights:

  • Total revenue increased 2.1% to $33.6 billion for the three-month period, close to the estimate of $33.54 billion.
  • Net income dropped 12.4% to $4.7 billion in the quarter, including a pre-tax loss from special items of approximately $1.5 billion, including a pre-tax loss of approximately $1.2 billion from early debt redemption costs.
  • The company earned $1.35 per share, excluding items.
  • The telecom giant updated its full-year guidance to revenue growth at the lower end of the previously guided range of 9% to 10%.

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