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T-Mobile Announces Q3 Results

T-Mobile Media Release | Oct 25, 2023

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS):

Industry-Leading Customer Growth Fueled by Best Network and Value Combination (1)

  • Postpaid net account additions of 386 thousand, best in industry
  • Postpaid net customer additions of 1.2 million, best in industry and raising guidance
  • Postpaid phone net customer additions of 850 thousand, best in industry
  • Postpaid phone churn of 0.87%, record low for Q3
  • High Speed Internet net customer additions of 557 thousand, best in industry

Translating Customer Growth Into Industry-Leading Financial Growth

  • Service revenues of $15.9 billion grew 4% year-over-year and Postpaid service revenues of $12.3 billion grew 6% year-over-year, both best in industry growth
  • Net income of $2.1 billion grew 322% year-over-year and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $1.82 grew 355% year-over-year, both best in industry growth
  • Core Adjusted EBITDA(2) of $7.5 billion grew 12% year-over-year, best in industry growth and raising guidance
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $5.3 billion grew 21% year-over-year, best in industry growth and raising guidance
  • Adjusted Free Cash Flow(2) of $4.0 billion grew 94% year-over-year, best in industry growth and raising guidance
  • Repurchased $2.7 billion of common stock in Q3 2023 and $14.7 billion cumulatively as of October 20th

T-Mobile Reaches Major Network Milestone and Continues Reign as Nationwide Overall Network Leader

  • 300 million Americans now covered by Ultra Capacity 5G, achieving the year-end goal more than two months ahead of schedule, while the total 5G network covers more than 330 million people (98% of Americans)
  • Clean sweep across every category for overall network performance for the fourth quarter in a row from Ookla and best 5G availability in the world from Opensignal

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) reported third quarter 2023 results today, outpacing the industry on customer growth, fueled by its best network and value combination across its unique growth opportunities. The Company continues to translate its industry-leading customer growth into best-in-class growth in service revenues, profitability and cash flow, while raising full-year 2023 guidance. T-Mobile continues delivering on its plan to return value to stockholders, buying back $2.7 billion of common stock throughout the quarter, while announcing the second tranche of its substantial capital return program and introducing a dividend for the first time in Company history. The Company also announced its Ultra Capacity 5G network now covers 300 million people with dedicated mid-band spectrum, reaching its 2023 goal over two months ahead of schedule.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: in this competitive environment, only T-Mobile can deliver the type of stellar results we saw in Q3 because only we can consistently deliver the best network and best value combination that customers want,” said Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile. “This quarter’s best-in-class customer and financial growth, including our industry-leading postpaid net customer AND account adds and highest cash flow in Un-carrier history, paint a clear picture of a durable and differentiated strategy that is working. Our unmatched offering is bringing more and more consumers and businesses to the Un-carrier, including, for the first time ever, the highest share of postpaid switchers in smaller markets and rural areas. At the same time, we’re delivering significant shareholder value that will propel us into a future where we have plenty of room to run.”

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(1)AT&T Inc. historically does not disclose postpaid net account additions. Comcast and Charter do not disclose postpaid phone net customer additions. Industry-leading claims are based on consensus expectations if results are not yet reported.
(2)Core Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the information provided in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations for these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided in the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Financial Measures tables. We are not able to forecast Net income on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable efforts due to the high variability and difficulty in predicting certain items that affect Net income, including, but not limited to, Income tax expense and Interest expense. Core Adjusted EBITDA should not be used to predict Net income as the difference between this measure and Net income is variable. Starting in Q1 2023, we renamed Free Cash Flow to Adjusted Free Cash Flow. This change in name did not result in any change to the definition or calculation of this non-GAAP financial measure.

Industry-Leading Customer Growth Fueled by Best Network and Value Combination (1)

  • Postpaid net account additions of 386 thousand were relatively flat year-over-year, reflecting continued industry-leading share of net account additions despite fewer High Speed Internet only net account additions.
  • Postpaid net customer additions of 1.2 million decreased 401 thousand year-over-year. Postpaid net customer additions continue to reflect industry-leading net additions in postpaid phone and High Speed Internet, partially offset by deactivations of lower ARPU mobile internet devices in the educational sector that were originally activated during the Pandemic and no longer needed.
  • Postpaid phone net customer additions of 850 thousand were relatively flat year-over-year, reflecting increased gross additions and lower churn, offset by increased deactivations from a customer base that grew 4%. Postpaid phone churn of 0.87% improved 1 basis point year-over-year.
  • Prepaid net customer additions of 79 thousand decreased 26 thousand year-over-year, and Prepaid churn was 2.81%.
  • High Speed Internet net customer additions of 557 thousand decreased 21 thousand year-over-year, reflecting continued growth in gross additions driven by increasing customer demand and lower churn, offset by increased deactivations from a customer base that doubled year-over-year, ending the quarter at 4.2 million customers.
  • Total net customer additions of 1.3 million decreased 427 thousand year-over-year. The total customer count increased to a record high of 117.9 million.

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