(see original release here)
July 29, 2021
Industry‑Leading Growth in Service Revenues, Profitability and Cash Flow
Consistent and Profitable Customer Growth
- Postpaid net additions of 1.3 million, best in industry and raising 2021 guidance
- Postpaid phone net additions of 627 thousand, 2.5x more than last year
- Postpaid account net additions of 349 thousand, best in industry and record-high
Record Financial Results Drive 2021 Guidance Raise for Second Consecutive Quarter
- Total revenues of $20.0 billion grew 13% year-over-year
- Service revenues of $14.5 billion grew 10% year-over-year, best growth in industry
- Net income of $978 million, 8x more than last year, diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.78, and Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $6.9 billion
- Core Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $6.0 billion grew 7% year-over-year, best growth in industry and raising 2021 guidance
- Net cash provided by operating activities of $3.8 billion increased $3.0 billion year-over-year, raising 2021 guidance
- Free Cash Flow excluding gross payments for the settlement of interest rate swaps(1) of $1.7 billion, grew 16% year-over-year, best growth in industry and raising 2021 guidance
America’s Largest, Fastest and Most Reliable 5G Network Further Extends its Lead
- Extended Range 5G covers 305 million people and 1.7 million square miles — more geographic coverage than Verizon and AT&T combined
- Ultra Capacity 5G covers 165 million people with average speeds of 350 Mbps, on track to cover 200 million people nationwide by end of year
- Seven independent third-party network benchmarking reports highlighted T-Mobile’s 5G leadership in 2021
Network Integration Progress Fuels Higher Merger Synergies
- Approximately 80% of Sprint customer traffic is now carried on the T-Mobile network
- One-third of Sprint customers have been moved to the T-Mobile network
- Raising 2021 merger synergies guidance for the second quarter in a row
(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 GAAPfinancial 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, stock-based compensation expense and Interest expense. Adjusted EBITDA and Core Adjusted EBITDA should not be used to predict Net income as the difference between either of the two measures and Net Income is variable.
BELLEVUE, Wash. – July 29, 2021 – T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) reported second quarter 2021 results today, delivering industry-leading postpaid net additions and record service revenues, Core Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow, while raising 2021 guidance across the board for the second consecutive quarter. The company’s diversified growth strategy and network leadership contributed to record postpaid account growth and industry-leading sequential churn improvement.
“Stellar postpaid customer gains and industry-leading service revenue growth translated into industry-best growth in profitability and cash flow, and drove another beat and raise quarter – all fueled by unprecedented synergies that only T-Mobile can deliver,” said Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile. “As we capitalize on our 5G leadership, it’s increasingly clear that our unmatched network, outstanding value and customer-centric experiences are setting the Un-carrier apart from everyone else.”
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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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