The U.S. telephone operator AT&T today reported that from January to March 2012 had a net profit of 3.584 million dollars, 5.2% from 3.408 million that was recorded at the same date last year.
With these results that beat analysts’ expectations, its quarterly net income per share-one of the data raises more interest among U.S. investors, was 60 cents, up from 57 cents the same period in 2011.
As for quarterly revenue reached 31.822 million dollars, 1.8% from 31.247 million dollars was admitted January to March last year.
Its president and CEO, Randall Stephenson, highlighted the success of the firm in the mobile Internet sector, as well as sales of smart phones (smartphones), and the tablets and 3G cards, the has indicated that they have evolved “at a record rate of almost 20%.”
He added that the telephone, which is the second largest mobile operator in the U.S., has also increased their margins and that “these results add confidence to the annual forecast.”
Thus the U.S. carrier recovered the ground lost in 2011, a period in which the signature of Dallas (Texas) won 80.1% less year, hit by losses last quarter of this year from charges related with his failed attempt to buy T-Mobile USA.
It has also indicated that sales of “smartphones” in the first quarter accounted for 78% of mobile and that in the period sold 5.5 million of these devices, as well as its rate of market penetration was higher to that of its rival, Verizon.
Its sales of the popular Apple iPhone devices, however, fell to 4.3 million sets.
AT&T won in the period 187,000 new customers for your service monthly plan contracts, mostly for iPad tablet users, and 726,000 for all of their services.