MetroPCS adds subscribers, profit grows in Q2

MetroPCS adds subscribers, profit grows in Q2
MetroPCS might not have the huge subsriber base of the four major US carriers, but it's among the biggest providers of no contract services, which along with the company's active 4G LTE network yielded it a profit of $84 million, or $.23 per share, for the second quarter of the year, a growth of 6% on the year. Analysts expected stronger earnings of $.28 per share. The total revenue of the company went up to $1.21 billion, up from $1.01 in the same trimester last year. Net subscribers also grew by 200,000 to reach nearly 9.1 million at the end of the quarter. 

“The demand for no annual contract, affordable, predictable and flexible wireless service and Android Smartphones is accelerating, and we are well-positioned to continue to capture our share as the Android platform provides our subscribers with access to thousands of applications and greater access to multimedia and video,” Roger D. Linquist, Chief Executive Officer of MetroPCS, said.

At the same time, though, a growing cost of service and an increase in cost of equipment brought down the operating margin to 17.4%. This was also reflected in the average revenue per user which went up 1.6%, while cost per user grew faster by 5.8%.

source: MetroPCS

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7 Comments

1. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Ah must be nice having those Android phones boggle down your network, MetroPCS. They are data hogs afterall.

4. Heatfan316 unregistered

That is such a stupid troll comment there are plenty of Verizon iPhones flashed to metro pcs in case you didn't know. And your an idiot afterall!

2. hammertong

Posts: 41; Member since: May 10, 2010

Wait until the AT&T-Mobile merger. Their subscriber base will skyrocket.

3. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Crapdroids and Metro a match made in heaven.

7. stone unregistered

at least better than iDumb :D

5. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

walfer moms drugs dealers homeless people is all this people get metro phones they pay there bill with food stamps

6. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I always thought Cricket and MetroPCS should just merge into a new company. They're practically the same thing, in terms of plans and services.

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