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AT&T
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 12 (Previous rank: 7)
CEO: Randall L. Stephenson
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AT&T has taken a lot of heat about the quality of its wireless network. So much so, perhaps, that it recently agreed to pay $39 billion for T-Mobile USA -- a smaller rival that once ran ads ridiculing AT&T's service.

The combined entity -- which has yet to get past Washington's antitrust watchdogs -- would allow AT&T to spread the cost of running a national network over an additional 34 million customers.

Best of all: Adding T-Mobile's spectrum and cell towers to the mix should do much to alleviate the massive congestion that has taxed AT&T's existing infrastructure for years. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 124,629.0 1.3
Profits 19,864.0 58.5
Assets 268,488.0
Stockholders' equity 111,647.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 170,544.8
Profits as % of  
Revenues 15.9
Assets 7.4
Stockholders' equity 17.8
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 3.35
% change from 2009 58.0
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 3.7
Total return to investors %
2010 11.6
2000-2010 annual rate -0.5
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 AT&T 12 124,629.0
2 Verizon Communications 16 106,565.0
3 Comcast 66 37,937.0
4 Sprint Nextel 85 32,563.0
5 DirecTV 110 24,102.0
6 Time Warner Cable 137 18,868.0
7 DISH Network 193 12,640.7
8 Qwest Communications 209 11,730.0
9 Liberty Global 255 9,667.7
10 Cablevision Systems 321 7,362.9
11 Charter Communications 333 7,059.0
12 CenturyLink 334 7,041.5
13 Virgin Media 374 6,138.2
14 NII Holdings 406 5,601.3
15 Telephone & Data Systems 450 4,986.8
Issue date: May 23, 2011
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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208 S. Akard St.
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210-821-4105
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