AT&T Earnings Consensus Estimate at $.43 EPS

AT&T (NYSE:T) is expected to report Q4 earnings before the market open on Thursday, January 26, with a conference call scheduled for 10:00 am ET. Analysts are looking for EPS of 43c on revenue of $31.95B.

The consensus range is 34c-48c for EPS, and $31.41B-$32.39B for revenue, according to First Call. The company reported mixed Q3 results, meeting EPS but missing revenue estimates.

On its Q3 conference call, the company said Q4 would be one of strongest smartphone sales quarters ever. It also said trends were “positive” heading into year-end with double-digit adjusted EPS growth, strong cash flow, and “solid” margins. Since Q3 results were released in late October, the shares have traded modestly higher. They bounced off 52-week lows in late November and have rallied approximately 10% since then.

Competitors to Watch: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S), CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL), General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA), Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY), MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:PCS), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB), PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:PAET), and Frontier Communications Corp (NYSE:FTR).

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