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Verizon   Total consolidated operating revenues were $29.8 billion

Verizon Q1 EPS 84 cents

VerizonVerizon Communications reported first-quarter 2017 results highlighted by strong wireless profitability.

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Verizon reported first-quarter 2017 EPS of 84 cents. Adjusted first-quarter 2017 EPS (non-GAAP) of 95 cents included a net of 11 cents per share in early debt redemption costs and a gain on a spectrum license transaction.

This compares with first-quarter 2016 earnings of $1.06 per share on both a reported and adjusted basis.

Total consolidated operating revenues in first-quarter 2017 were $29.8 billion, a 7.3 percent decrease compared with first-quarter 2016.

On a comparable basis excluding divestitures and acquisitions in the period (non-GAAP), consolidated revenue declined approximately 4.5 percent.

Net income was $3.6 billion in first-quarter 2017, and EBITDA (non-GAAP, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) totaled $11.2 billion.

Consolidated operating income margin was 24.1 percent. Consolidated EBITDA margin (non-GAAP) was 37.7 percent in first-quarter 2017, compared with 37.2 percent in first-quarter 2016.

Cash flow from operations was $1.7 billion during the quarter, including $3.4 billion in discretionary pension contributions.

As a result of the contributions, Verizon’s mandatory pension funding through 2020 is expected to be minimal, which will benefit future cash flows and improve the funded status of qualified pension plans.

Capital expenditures totaled $3.1 billion in first-quarter 2017, as Verizon maintained its network leadership.

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