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11. AT&T
AT&T
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 11 (Previous rank: 12)
CEO: Randall L. Stephenson
Was this company a 2011 top stock?

Having taken a lot of heat about the quality of its wireless network last year, AT&T agreed to pay $39 billion for T-Mobile USA -- a smaller rival that once ran ads ridiculing its service. The combined entity -- which would have allowed AT&T to spread the cost of running a national network over an additional 34 million customers -- didn't manage to pass muster with the government. Now, the company is picking up the pieces -- which includes paying T-Mobile $3 billion in cash as well as access to $1 billion worth of AT&T-held wireless spectrum as per the original acquisition agreement.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2010
Revenues 126,723.0 1.7
Profits 3,944.0 -80.1
Assets 270,344.0
Stockholders' equity 105,534.0
Market value (3/29/2012) 185,036.3
Profits as % of  
Revenues 3.1
Assets 1.5
Stockholders' equity 3.7
Earnings per share  
2011 $ 0.66
% change from 2010 -80.3
2001-2011 annual growth rate % -11.1
Total return to investors %
2011 9.1
2001-2011 annual rate 2.2
Rank Company 500
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Revenues
($ millions)
1 AT&T 11 126,723.0
2 Verizon Communications 15 110,875.0
3 Comcast 49 55,842.0
4 Sprint Nextel 90 33,679.0
5 DirecTV 105 27,226.0
6 Time Warner Cable 142 19,675.0
7 CenturyLink 171 15,351.0
8 DISH Network 191 14,048.4
9 Liberty Global 261 10,246.5
10 Cablevision Systems 348 7,252.3
11 Charter Communications 351 7,204.0
12 NII Holdings 369 6,719.3
13 Frontier Communications 464 5,243.0
14 Telephone & Data Systems 469 5,180.5
15 MetroPCS Communications 490 4,847.4
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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AT&T
208 S. Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75202
210-821-4105
www.att.com
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