Verizon Releases Better-Than-Expected Q2 Report, Subscriber Growth Up

Verizon Communications (VZ) released a better-than-expected earnings report on Tuesday morning, beating analysts’ expectations on earnings, revenue, and subscriber growth.

The U.S. wireless carrier added 398,000 subscribers who pay a monthly bill over the last quarter, exceeding the Thomson Reuters estimate of 352,000.

Earnings per share (EPS) came in at an adjusted $1.20, which beat estimates of $1.14 per share. Revenue was also strong, with Verizon reporting total operating revenue of $32.2 billion versus estimates for $31.78 billion, and topping revenue of $30.55 billion a year ago.

Share price of Verizon was up 0.65% to $51.09 during premarket trading on Tuesday, with the stock down about 3% YTD.

Verizon has been investing heavily in expanding its 5G network infrastructure, with plans to roll out the service in up to five U.S. markets during 2018.

AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, will share its Q2 report after the closing bell on Tuesday.

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