AT&T reports solid earnings, strong cash flow, robust mobile broadband sales and improving wireline revenue trends in third- quarter results
AT&T reported third-quarter results, highlighted by solid earnings and free cash flow, continued strong mobile broadband growth and sequential growth in wireline business revenues.
For the quarter ended September 30, 2011, AT&T’s consolidated revenues totaled $31.5 billion, down $103 million, or 0.3 percent, versus the year-earlier quarter. Compared with
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results for the third quarter of 2010, AT&T’s operating income margin was 19.8 percent, compared to 17.2 percent; operating expenses were $25.2 billion versus $26.2 billion; and operating income was $6.2 billion, up from $5.4 billion.
Compared with results for the first nine months of 2010, year to date through the third quarter, cash from operating activities totaled $27.2 billion versus $25.4 billion; capital expenditures totaled $14.7 billion compared to $13.7 billion; and free cash flow totaled $12.4 billion versus $11.6 billion.
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