T-Mobile Media Release| Feb 4, 2021
T‑Mobile Caps Best Year Ever in 2020 with Strong Q4 Results, Is the Only National Wireless Provider to Beat Expectations on BOTH Customer Growth and Profitability
February 04, 2021
Industry-Leading Customer Growth
- Total net additions of 1.7 million in Q4 2020, best in industry — 5.6 million in full-year 2020, best in industry and highest in four years
- Postpaid net additions of 1.6 million in Q4 2020, best in industry — 5.5 million in full-year 2020, best in industry and most in company history
- Postpaid phone net additions of 824 thousand in Q4 2020, best in industry — 2.2 million in full-year 2020, best in industry
Strong Financial Results
- Total revenues of $20.3 billion in Q4 2020 — $68.4 billion in full-year 2020
- Net income of $750 million in Q4 2020 — $3.1 billion in full-year 2020
- Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $6.7 billion in Q4 2020 — $24.6 billion in full-year 2020
- Net cash provided by operating activities of $3.5 billion in Q4 2020 — $8.6 billion in full-year 2020
- Free Cash Flow, excluding gross payments for the settlement of interest rate swaps(1) of $476 million in Q4 2020 — $3.0 billion in full-year 2020
Merger Synergies and Customer Migrations Ahead of Schedule
- Delivered $1.3 billion of synergies in full-year 2020, exceeding guidance
- 25 percent of Sprint postpaid customer traffic has already been moved over to the T-Mobile network and more than 4 million customer network migrations have been completed
Largest 5G Network in America is Now the Fastest Too
- Extended Range 5G covers 280 million people across 1.6 million square miles, nearly 4x more than Verizon and nearly 2.5x more than AT&T
- Ultra Capacity 5G covers 106 million people, over 50x more than Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband, and expect to cover 200 million people nationwide by the end of 2021
- Fastest 5G speeds based on recent data from Opensignal and umlaut (formerly P3)
Strong 2021 Outlook and Analyst Day Coming After Auction 107
- Expect growth in postpaid customers, Core Adjusted EBITDA(1), net cash provided by operating activities, and Free Cash Flow(1) in 2021
- Updated merger synergies, medium and long-term guidance, and a strategic overview of the business to be provided at Analyst Day following the expected end of the FCC quiet period for Auction 107
(1) Adjusted EBITDA, Core Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow, excluding gross payments for the settlement of interest rate swaps, 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, to the extent applicable, 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, stock-based compensation expense and Interest expense. Core Adjusted EBITDA should not be used to predict Net income as the difference between the two measures is variable.
BELLEVUE, Wash. – February 4, 2021 – T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) reported fourth quarter and full-year 2020 results today, highlighted by industry-leading total net additions, postpaid net additions and postpaid phone net additions for both the fourth quarter and full-year 2020. The company also reported strong financial results that met or exceeded all guidance as it leverages a synergy-backed model to simultaneously deliver customer growth and profitability.
“These results show that we’re pulling way ahead of the pack on what matters – overall 5G network performance – and executing to stay ahead,” said Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile. “And customers are noticing. 2020 was quite simply our best year yet, with our highest EVER total postpaid net additions of 5.5 million. Our team delivered – leading the industry on customer growth, while being the ONLY major player to grow profitability as well, with our synergy-backed business model. The best team, the best assets, the best 5G network. We’re positioned to create enormous value. I like the hand we’re holding!”
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About T-Mobile US, Inc.
T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information please visit: http://www.t-mobile.com.
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