T-Mobile continued to grow faster than Verizon, AT&T and Sprint in the second quarter

T-Mobile continued to grow faster than Verizon, AT&T and Sprint in the second quarter
T-Mobile continues to be magenta-hot. For the second quarter that ran from April through June, the carrier crushed Wall Street expectations by reporting postpaid branded phone net additions of 686,000 subscribers. That figure was 48% ahead of analyst's expectations. This was the 18th straight quarter that T-Mobile led the industry in that important metric. Postpaid branded phone churn was a record low .95%, 15 basis points lower than last year's second quarter number. T-Mobile reported total branded postpaid net additions of 1 million subscribers, and 91,000 branded pre-paid net additions. Overall, the company added 1.6 million net additions, the 21st consecutive quarter that T-Mobile topped 1 million subscribers in this category.

Total revenue rose 4% to $10.6 billion, while service revenue was $7.9 billion for a gain of 7.9% year-over-year. Net income, at $782 million, rose 35% from last year's Q2 and resulted in earnings per share of 92 cents. The positive results allowed T-Mobile to raise its forecast for branded postpaid net additions to a range of 3.0 million to 3.6 million for all of 2018.

Currently, the carrier covers 323 million people with its LTE signal, and by the end of the year that number should be higher by 2 million. As we told you earlier today, T-Mobile continues to focus on deploying the low-frequency 600MHz spectrum it won from an FCC auction held last year. The company is awaiting regulatory approval so that it can move ahead with its $26.5 billion deal to merge with Sprint.

Wall Street liked the report, sending T-Mobile's shares up 1.47% or 87 cents after-hours to $60.23.

source: T-Mobile

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9 Comments

1. theot14430 unregistered

Go T Mobile! Screw Verizon!

2. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Go T-Mo!

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

By year 2021 tmobile will be king...

4. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

This is why the merger should be block!

9. Reybanz88

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

No this is why it should be allowed so they can add Sprints frequency and really compete with Verizon and at&t with Phone, Cable, and Internet. Just wait and see how great they are about to be.

5. Joosty

Posts: 491; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

In before “But T-Mobile gets terrible reception where I live”

8. ironmarc89

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

LOL you and I think alike!

7. ironmarc89

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

Here before people share their opinions of T-Mobile based off of level of coverage back in 2006

10. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Yep, there are a lot of needy people looking for the Tuesdays' handouts. They all suck.

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