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AT&T Posts Quarterly Results, 1.6 Million iPhone 3G Devices Activated During the Quarter
      #33129 - 04/22/09 02:11 PM

ATT today announced its first quarter financial and business numbers. Both Wireless business and U-verse TV saw growth. Here are the highlights of the quarter results:

- EPS of $0.53 versus $0.57 for the year-earlier first quarter; incremental noncash pension/retiree benefit costs reduced first-quarter 2009 EPS by $0.05, consistent with full-year outlook

- 1.2 million net gain in total wireless subscribers to reach 78.2 million; 875,000 retail postpaid net adds, up 24.1 percent versus results in the year-earlier first quarter

- 26.0 percent wireless operating income margin, 40.9 percent wireless OIBDA service margin, with sequential expansion reflecting iPhone benefits and continued operational improvements

- Continued strong integrated device adoption including more than 1.6 million iPhone 3G devices activated during the first quarter; the number of AT&T postpaid wireless subscribers with integrated devices more than doubled over the past year

- 38.6 percent increase in wireless data revenues to $3.2 billion, more than double the total for the first quarter two years earlier; growth driven by messaging, Internet access, e-mail, access to applications and related services

- Fifth consecutive quarter with a year-over-year increase in wireless postpaid subscriber ARPU, up 2.1 percent versus the year-earlier quarter to $59.21

- Strong growth in AT&T U-verseSM TV subscribers, with a net increase of 284,000, nearly double the company's gain in the year-earlier first quarter, to reach 1.3 million in service

- 471,000 net increase in total broadband connections ? wireline and wireless LaptopConnect cards ? to reach 16.7 million in service

- 16.4 percent growth in wireline IP data revenues driven by rapid expansion in AT&T U-verse services and growth in business products such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and managed Internet services


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