In Q4 2021, Verizon earned $1.31 per share, beating the estimates of $1.28. At the same time, the company’s net income was $4.7 billion. The total operating revenue was $34.1 billion for the quarter ended December 31, excluding the sale of Verizon Media. The market was looking for $34.01 billion.
Verizon has massively expanded its 5G services, topping the year-end target for high bandwidth 5G network nationwide. According to the telecom provider, a third of wireless phone users now possess a 5G-capable device. The company added more-than-expected wireless subscribers who pay a monthly bill – 558,000. The average estimate was 546,000.
For the current year, Verizon is looking for an adjusted EPS of $5.40-$5.55, higher than analysts’ estimates of $5.39. As the adoption of 5G services increases, the company expects a strong year of subscribers for its wireless services.
After the news hit the wires, Verizon traded 0.6% higher.
Sources: reuters.com, Verizon.com