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Verizon Reports Third Consecutive Quarter of Double-Digit Earnings Growth, Continued Strong Cash Flow

Verizon Wireless Again Posts Record-High Margin, Supported by Strong Service Revenues; Wireline Consumer Revenue Growth Continues to Accelerate

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NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

3Q 2012 HIGHLIGHTS

Consolidated

  • 56 cents in diluted earnings per share (EPS), compared with 49 cents per share in 3Q 2011 – a 14.3 percent increase.
  • 64 cents per share in adjusted EPS (non-GAAP), which excludes 8 cents per share in charges, compared with 56 cents in adjusted EPS in 3Q 2011 – a 14.3 percent increase.

Wireless

  • 7.5 percent year-over-year increase in service revenues in 3Q 2012; 7.9 percent year-over-year increase in retail service revenues; 31.8 percent operating income margin and 50.0 percent segment EBITDA margin on service revenues (non-GAAP), both record highs.
  • 1.8 million retail net additions, excluding acquisitions and adjustments, including 1.5 million retail postpaid net connections; low retail postpaid churn of 0.91 percent; 95.9 million total retail connections, 90.4 million total retail postpaid connections.
  • 4G LTE service now available to more than 250 million people in 419 markets across the U.S.

Wireline

  • 4.6 percent year-over-year increase in consumer revenues, the highest in a decade; consumer ARPU (average revenue per user) up 10.3 percent year over year, to $103.86.
  • 136,000 FiOS Internet and 119,000 FiOS Video net additions, with continued increased sales penetration for both products; 5.3 million total FiOS Internet, 4.6 million total FiOS Video customers.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today reported a third consecutive quarter of double-digit percentage growth in year-over-year earnings, as Verizon Wireless generated a second consecutive quarter of record-high margins and Verizon's Wireline segment posted accelerated growth in consumer revenues.

Verizon reported 56 cents in EPS in third-quarter 2012, an increase of 14.3 percent compared with third-quarter 2011 earnings of 49 cents per share.

Adjusted third-quarter 2012 earnings (non-GAAP) of 64 cents per share exclude 8 cents per share for charges related to patent litigation settlements.  Comparable adjusted third-quarter 2011 earnings of 56 cents per share excluded 7 cents per share for a non-operational charge related to an actuarial valuation of pension plans.

On Track to Meet 2012 Financial Objectives
"In the third quarter, Verizon continued to deliver double-digit earnings growth and strong cash generation, and we remain solidly on track to meet our financial objectives for the year," said Lowell McAdam, Verizon chairman and CEO.  "With our 4G LTE network advantage, well-received Share Everything Plans and unmatched product portfolio, Verizon Wireless continues to do an outstanding job of balancing growth and profitability.  Wireless achieved record profitability in a quarter in which we reported the highest number of retail postpaid gross and net adds in four years."

McAdam added:  "Based on the strength of our FiOS fiber-optic network, we reported the highest growth in U.S. consumer wireline revenues in 10 years.  Additionally, strategic services growth in our Enterprise business helped offset weaker revenues caused by global economic challenges.  We are confident that we have the right plans in place to meet these challenges while improving the long-term profitability in both Consumer and Enterprise."

Continued Strong Revenue Growth; Year-to-Date Free Cash Flow Up 49.9 Percent
In third-quarter 2012, Verizon's total operating revenues were $29.0 billion on a consolidated basis, an increase of 3.9 percent compared with third-quarter 2011.

Consolidated operating income was $5.5 billion in third-quarter 2012, compared with $4.6 billion in third-quarter 2011.  Consolidated EBITDA (non-GAAP, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) totaled $9.65 billion in third-quarter 2012, compared with $8.8 billion in third-quarter 2011.

Cash flow from operating activities totaled $24.8 billion in the first nine months of 2012, compared with $21.5 billion in the first nine months of 2011.

With capital expenditures of $11.3 billion in the first nine months of 2012, free cash flow (non-GAAP, cash flow from operations less capex) was $13.4 billion through third-quarter 2012, compared with $9.0 billion through third-quarter 2011 – an increase of 49.9 percent.

For full-year 2012, capital expenditures are expected to be lower than 2011 capital expenditures of $16.2 billion.

Verizon Wireless Results: Record Profitability, Strong Customer and Revenue Growth
In third-quarter 2012, Verizon Wireless delivered the highest number of retail postpaid net additions in four years; strong growth in revenues; an increase in smartphone penetration; and the highest segment EBITDA margin on service revenues (non-GAAP) in the company's history, surpassing last quarter's previous high.

Wireless Financial Highlights

  • Service revenues in the quarter totaled $16.2 billion, up 7.5 percent year over year.  Retail service revenues grew 7.9 percent year over year, to $15.5 billion.
  • Total revenues were $19.0 billion, up 7.3 percent year over year.
  • Retail postpaid ARPA (average revenue per account) grew 6.5 percent over third-quarter 2011, to $145.42 per month.  Following the recent introduction of the Share Everything Plan and as customers continue to add multiple devices to accounts, Verizon Wireless now reports ARPA instead of ARPU since customers can share data among multiple devices.
  • Wireless operating income margin was 31.8 percent and segment EBITDA margin on service revenues (non-GAAP) was 50.0 percent, setting record highs for the second consecutive quarter.

Wireless Operational Highlights

  • Verizon Wireless added 1.8 million retail net connections in the third quarter, including 1.5 million retail postpaid net connections, the highest in four years.  These additions exclude acquisitions and adjustments.
  • At the end of the third quarter, the company had 95.9 million retail connections, a 5.7 percent increase year over year, including 90.4 million retail postpaid connections.
  • Verizon Wireless had 34.8 million retail postpaid accounts at the end of the third quarter, a 1.0 percent increase over the third quarter 2011, and an average of 2.6 connections per account, up 4.0 percent year over year.
  • At the end of the third quarter, smartphones constituted more than 53 percent of Verizon Wireless' retail postpaid customer phone base, up from 50 percent at the end of second-quarter 2012.
  • Retail postpaid churn was 0.91 percent in the third quarter, an improvement of 3 basis points year over year. Total retail churn was 1.18 percent in the third quarter, an improvement of 8 basis points year over year.
  • Verizon Wireless continued to roll out its 4G LTE mobile broadband network, the largest 4G LTE network in the U.S.  As of today (Oct. 18), Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service is available to more than 250 million people in 419 markets across the U.S.
  • The company introduced seven 4G LTE smartphones in third-quarter 2012: the DROID Incredible 4G LTE by HTC, Samsung Galaxy S III, Pantech Marauder, Intuition by LG, Samsung Galaxy Stellar, DROID RAZR M by Motorola, Apple iPhone 5; and one 4G LTE tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.  The company also announced the availability of the DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD by Motorola, which are launching today.
  • After receiving FCC approval in late August, Verizon Wireless purchased AWS spectrum from SpectrumCo and Cox Communications, and also completed its spectrum transactions with T-Mobile USA Inc., Leap Wireless and Savary Island Wireless.

Wireline Results: Accelerated Consumer Revenue and ARPU Growth
In third-quarter 2012 in the Wireline segment, FiOS revenue growth led to strong overall revenue growth among U.S. consumer customers.  In global enterprise and wholesale, increased sales of strategic services helped mitigate lower revenues resulting from continued secular and global economic impacts.

Wireline Financial Highlights

  • Third-quarter 2012 operating revenues were $9.9 billion, a decline of 2.3 percent compared with third-quarter 2011.  Wireline operating income margin was 0.4 percent, compared with 0.5 percent in third-quarter 2011.  Segment EBITDA margin (non-GAAP) was 21.7 percent in third-quarter 2012, compared with 21.4 percent in third-quarter 2011.
  • Consumer revenues grew 4.6 percent compared with third-quarter 2011.  This is the highest year-over-year quarterly revenue increase in a decade and compares with a 2.5 percent year-over-year increase in second-quarter 2012.
  • Consumer ARPU for wireline services increased to $103.86 in third-quarter 2012, up 10.3 percent compared with third-quarter 2011.  This is an acceleration from an 8.5 percent ARPU increase, comparing second-quarter 2012 with second-quarter 2011.
  • ARPU for FiOS customers was more than $150 in third-quarter 2012.  FiOS services produced 66 percent of consumer wireline revenues in third-quarter 2012.  About two-thirds of FiOS consumer customers have purchased a "triple play" of phone, Internet and video services.
  • Global enterprise revenues totaled $3.8 billion in the quarter, down 3.6 percent compared with third-quarter 2011.  Sales of strategic services increased 4.4 percent compared with third-quarter 2011 and represented 53 percent of global enterprise revenues in third-quarter 2012.  Strategic services include Verizon Terremark cloud and data center services, security and IT solutions, advanced communications, and strategic networking.

Wireline Operational Highlights

  • Verizon added 136,000 net new FiOS Internet connections and 119,000 net new FiOS Video connections in third-quarter 2012.  Verizon had a total of 5.3 million FiOS Internet and 4.6 million FiOS Video connections at the end of the quarter, representing year-over-year increases of 14.4 percent and 15.4 percent, respectively.
  • FiOS penetration (subscribers as a percentage of potential subscribers) continued to increase.  FiOS Internet penetration was 37.0 percent at the end of third-quarter 2012, compared with 34.6 percent at the end of third-quarter 2011.  In the same periods, FiOS Video penetration was 32.9 percent, compared with 30.6 percent.  The FiOS network now passes 17.4 million premises.
  • Broadband connections totaled 8.8 million at the end of third-quarter 2012, a 2.3 percent year-over-year increase.
  • During the third quarter, Verizon continued building its network of the future by deploying 100G (gigabits per second) technology throughout the U.S.  Cloud applications, video distribution applications and wireless technologies, such as LTE, are driving the need for 100G deployment.  On its long-haul network, Verizon has connected major metropolitan areas with this next-generation 100G technology.  The company has also deployed 100G on several network routes in Europe.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions Highlights
Verizon Enterprise Solutions – a global sales and marketing organization that harnesses all of Verizon's cloud, mobility and other platforms to serve the rapidly transforming enterprise market with integrated solutions – continued to expand and enhance its capabilities in the U.S. and abroad in third-quarter 2012.  The organization saw new customers leveraging its dynamic cloud, intelligent networks, mobility and machine-to-machine (M2M) platforms, while the organization made significant announcements and won recognition during the quarter.  Among highlights, Verizon Enterprise Solutions:

  • Initiated work with Palace Sports & Entertainment in Michigan to deliver fans a live high-tech experience, incorporating digital signage and social media, fan-friendly Wi-Fi and digital menu boards;
  • Was selected by Stefanini, a global IT services provider based in Brazil, to provide secure hybrid cloud services to manage business-critical applications and development platforms in 32 world markets;
  • Implemented a key transformative health IT initiative for Gentiva Health Services, the largest provider of home health and hospice services in the U.S. based on revenues; 
  • Began leveraging synergies with Verizon-acquired Hughes Telematics Inc. to deliver advanced automotive and fleet telematics and M2M services; and,
  • Won both Gatekeeper accreditation and a Common Criteria product certification from the Australian federal government – the first company to do so – recognizing the company's expertise in delivering specific Identity Access Management.

Further Verizon Enterprise Solutions third-quarter 2012 highlights are available online at http://www.verizonbusiness.com/go/Q3.

Pension Funding Details
Verizon yesterday announced an agreement to transfer pension assets to The Prudential Insurance Company of America by purchasing a single premium group-annuity contract to settle approximately $7.5 billion of Verizon's obligations for approximately 41,000 participants under its management pension plan.  The closing of the transaction, which is subject to certain conditions, is expected to occur in December 2012.

In connection with the closing, Verizon currently intends to contribute an aggregate of approximately $2.5 billion to the plan, including a $930 million contribution made last month, to provide for the annuity and so that the plan's funding percentage does not decrease as a result of this transaction.

As a result, Verizon's revised outlook for pension funding in 2012 is estimated to be $3.4 billion, compared with the $1.3 billion estimated at the beginning of the year.  Assuming the closing of the transaction and the additional contribution, Verizon does not expect to have any cash-funding requirement for pensions in 2013.

NOTE: See the accompanying schedules and www.verizon.com/investor for reconciliations to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for non-GAAP financial measures cited in this document.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 96 million retail customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 184,500.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.  

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NOTE: This presentation contains statements about expected future events and financial results that are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The following important factors could affect future results and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements: adverse conditions in the U.S. and international economies; competition in our markets; material adverse changes in labor matters, including labor negotiations or additional organizing activity, and any resulting financial and/or operational impact; material changes in available technology; any disruption of our key suppliers' provisioning of products or services; significant increases in benefit plan costs or lower investment returns on plan assets; breaches of network or information technology security, natural disasters or terrorist attacks or existing or future litigation and any resulting financial impact not covered by insurance; technology substitution; an adverse change in the ratings afforded our debt securities by nationally accredited ratings organizations or adverse conditions in the credit markets impacting the cost, including interest rates, and/or availability of financing; any changes in the regulatory environments in which we operate, including any increase in restrictions on our ability to operate our networks; the timing, scope and financial impact of our deployment of broadband technology; changes in our accounting assumptions that regulatory agencies, including the SEC, may require or that result from changes in the accounting rules or their application, which could result in an impact on earnings; our ability to complete acquisitions and dispositions; and the inability to implement our business strategies.

  










Verizon Communications Inc.








Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
































           (dollars in millions, except per share amounts)













 3 Mos. Ended 

 3 Mos. Ended 



 9 Mos. Ended 

 9 Mos. Ended 



Unaudited


 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 


 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 












Operating Revenues


$      29,007

$      27,913

3.9


$      85,801

$      82,439

4.1












Operating Expenses










Cost of services and sales


10,991

11,398

(3.6)


33,206

33,785

(1.7)


Selling, general and administrative expense


8,366

7,689

8.8


23,943

22,346

7.1


Depreciation and amortization expense


4,167

4,179

(0.3)


12,323

12,316

0.1


Total Operating Expenses


23,524

23,266

1.1


69,472

68,447

1.5












Operating Income


5,483

4,647

18.0


16,329

13,992

16.7


Equity in earnings of unconsolidated businesses


62

125

(50.4)


237

347

(31.7)


Other income and (expense), net


10

24

(58.3)


63

70

(10.0)


Interest expense


(632)

(698)

(9.5)


(1,996)

(2,124)

(6.0)


Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

4,923

4,098

20.1


14,633

12,285

19.1


Provision for income taxes


(631)

(556)

13.5


(2,150)

(1,875)

14.7


Net Income 

$        4,292

$        3,542

21.2


$      12,483

$      10,410

19.9












Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


$        2,699

$        2,163

24.8


$        7,379

$        5,983

23.3


Net income attributable to Verizon


1,593

1,379

15.5


5,104

4,427

15.3


Net Income

$        4,292

$        3,542

21.2


$      12,483

$      10,410

19.9






















Basic Earnings per Common Share 










Net income attributable to Verizon


$             .56

$             .49

14.3


$           1.79

$           1.56

14.7












Weighted average number of common shares (in millions)


2,857

2,834



2,850

2,832













Diluted Earnings per Common Share (1)










Net income attributable to Verizon


$             .56

$             .49

14.3


$           1.79

$           1.56

14.7












Weighted average number of common 









      shares-assuming dilution (in millions)


2,866

2,839



2,859

2,838























Footnotes:










(1)  Diluted Earnings per Common Share includes the dilutive effect of shares issuable under our stock-based compensation plans, which represents the only potential dilution.








       Certain reclassifications have been made, where appropriate, to reflect comparable operating results.























  








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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

























(dollars in millions)








Unaudited


 9/30/12 


 12/31/11 


 $ Change 

Assets







Current assets







Cash and cash equivalents


$      9,714


$   13,362


$    (3,648)

Short-term investments


593


592


1

Accounts receivable, net


12,030


11,776


254

Inventories


1,223


940


283

Prepaid expenses and other


4,103


4,269


(166)

Total current assets


27,663


30,939


(3,276)

Plant, property and equipment


216,995


215,626


1,369

Less accumulated depreciation


129,185


127,192


1,993



87,810


88,434


(624)

Investments in unconsolidated businesses


3,625


3,448


177

Wireless licenses


77,591


73,250


4,341

Goodwill


24,048


23,357


691

Other intangible assets, net


5,830


5,878


(48)

Other assets


4,515


5,155


(640)

Total Assets


$  231,082


$  230,461


$       621








Liabilities and Equity







Current liabilities







Debt maturing within one year


$      6,335


$      4,849


$   1,486

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


16,003


14,689


1,314

Other


6,432


11,223


(4,791)

Total current liabilities


28,770


30,761


(1,991)

Long-term debt 


46,467


50,303


(3,836)

Employee benefit obligations


30,904


32,957


(2,053)

Deferred income taxes


26,474


25,060


1,414

Other liabilities


5,839


5,472


367








Equity







Common stock


297


297


-

Contributed capital


37,959


37,919


40

Reinvested earnings


1,968


1,179


789

Accumulated other comprehensive income


1,257


1,269


(12)

Common stock in treasury, at cost


(4,247)


(5,002)


755

Deferred compensation - employee 







stock ownership plans and other


411


308


103

Noncontrolling interest 


54,983


49,938


5,045

Total equity


92,628

-

85,908


6,720

Total Liabilities and Equity


$  231,082


$  230,461


$     621















Verizon - Selected Financial and Operating Statistics 














Unaudited


 9/30/12 


 12/31/11 










Total debt (in millions)


$   52,802


$   55,152



Net debt (in millions)


$   43,088


$   41,790



Net debt / Adjusted EBITDA (1)


1.1x


1.2x



Common shares outstanding end of period (in millions)


2,854


2,834



Total employees 


184,500


193,900



Quarterly cash dividends declared per common share


$      0.515


$      0.500










Footnotes:







(1)    Adjusted EBITDA excludes the effects of non-operational items.










         The unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets are based on preliminary information.


  









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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

























(dollars in millions)












 9 Mos. Ended 


 9 Mos. Ended 




Unaudited


 9/30/12 


9/30/11


 $ Change 


Cash Flows From Operating Activities








Net Income

$        12,483


$      10,410


$           2,073


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by







operating activities:







Depreciation and amortization expense


12,323


12,316


7


Employee retirement benefits


1,126


1,428


(302)


Deferred income taxes


1,665


1,901


(236)


Provision for uncollectible accounts


709


754


(45)


Equity in earnings of unconsolidated businesses, net of dividends received


(197)


102


(299)


Changes in current assets and liabilities, net of 








effects from acquisition/disposition of businesses


(197)


(2,553)


2,356


Other, net


(3,154)


(2,846)


(308)


Net cash provided by operating activities


24,758


21,512


3,246










Cash Flows From Investing Activities








Capital expenditures (including capitalized software)

(11,315)


(12,546)


1,231


Acquisitions of investments and businesses, net of cash acquired


(838)


(1,678)


840


Acquisitions of wireless licenses, net


(3,816)


(176)


(3,640)


Net change in short-term investments


28


43


(15)


Other, net


516


945


(429)


Net cash used in investing activities


(15,425)


(13,412)


(2,013)










Cash Flows From Financing Activities








Proceeds from long-term borrowings


-


6,510


(6,510)


Repayments of long-term borrowings and capital
    lease obligations

(2,878)


(7,420)


4,542


Increase in short-term obligations, excluding
    current maturities

375


1,817


(1,442)


Dividends paid 


(3,887)


(4,139)


252


Proceeds from sale of common stock


278


139


139


Special distribution to noncontrolling interest


(4,500)


-


(4,500)


Other, net


(2,369)


(1,351)


(1,018)


Net cash used in financing activities


(12,981)


(4,444)


(8,537)










Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


(3,648)


3,656


(7,304)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


13,362


6,668


6,694


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$          9,714


$      10,324


$             (610)


























  










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Verizon Wireless – Selected Financial Results
































(dollars in millions)












 3 Mos. Ended 

 3 Mos. Ended 



 9 Mos. Ended 

 9 Mos. Ended 


Unaudited


 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 


 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 










Operating Revenues









Retail service 


$      15,538

$      14,405

7.9


$      45,654

$      42,098

8.4

Other service 


616

628

(1.9)


1,686

1,953

(13.7)

Service 


16,154

15,033

7.5


47,340

44,051

7.5










Equipment 


1,858

1,800

3.2


5,464

5,242

4.2

Other


1,012

893

13.3


3,070

2,607

17.8

Total Operating Revenues


19,024

17,726

7.3


55,874

51,900

7.7










Operating Expenses









Cost of services and sales


5,690

5,670

0.4


17,158

17,379

(1.3)

Selling, general and administrative expense


5,250

4,867

7.9


15,773

14,412

9.4

Depreciation and amortization expense


2,037

2,040

(0.1)


5,966

5,917

0.8

Total Operating Expenses


12,977

12,577

3.2


38,897

37,708

3.2










Operating Income


$        6,047

$        5,149

17.4


$      16,977

$      14,192

19.6

Operating Income Margin


31.8%

29.0%



30.4%

27.3%











Segment EBITDA


$        8,084

$        7,189

12.4


$      22,943

$      20,109

14.1

Segment EBITDA Service Margin


50.0%

47.8%



48.5%

45.6%




















Footnotes:









The segment financial results and metrics above are adjusted to exclude the effects of non-operational items, as the Company's chief operating decision maker excludes these items in assessing business unit performance.










Intersegment transactions have not been eliminated.
















Certain reclassifications have been made, where appropriate, to reflect comparable operating results.




  











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Verizon Wireless – Selected Operating Statistics





































Unaudited






 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 












Connections ('000)










Retail postpaid






90,354

86,175

4.8


Retail prepaid 






5,545

4,533

22.3


Retail 






95,899

90,708

5.7


































 3 Mos. Ended 

 3 Mos. Ended 



 9 Mos. Ended 

 9 Mos. Ended 



Unaudited


 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 


 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 












Net Add Detail ('000)(1)










Retail postpaid


1,535

882

74.0


2,924

3,045

(4.0)


Retail prepaid 


228

86

*


751

120

*


Retail 


1,763

968

82.1


3,675

3,165

16.1












Account Statistics










Retail postpaid accounts ('000)(2)






34,796

34,444

1.0


Retail postpaid ARPA


$      145.42

$      136.57

6.5


$      143.11

$      133.44

7.2


Retail postpaid connections per account (2)






2.60

2.50

4.0












Churn Detail 










Retail postpaid 


0.91%

0.94%



0.90%

0.95%



Retail 


1.18%

1.26%



1.18%

1.27%













Retail Postpaid Connection Statistics










Total Smartphone postpaid % of phones sold


78.8%

59.6%



74.8%

59.7%



Total Smartphone postpaid phone base (2)






53.2%

39.2%



Total Internet postpaid base (2)






8.8%

7.8%













Other Operating Statistics










Capital expenditures (in millions)


$        2,133

$        1,784

19.6


$        6,066

$        7,186

(15.6)






















Footnotes:










(1) Connection net additions exclude acquisitions and adjustments.
















(2) Statistics presented as of end of period.



















      The segment financial results and metrics above are adjusted to exclude the effects of non-operational items, as the Company's chief operating decision

      maker excludes these items in assessing business unit performance.












      Intersegment transactions have not been eliminated.


















      Certain reclassifications have been made, where appropriate, to reflect comparable operating results.













* Not meaningful





























 










Verizon Communications Inc.







Wireline – Selected Financial Results
































(dollars in millions)












 3 Mos. Ended 

 3 Mos. Ended 



 9 Mos. Ended 

 9 Mos. Ended 


Unaudited


 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 


 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 










Operating Revenues









Consumer retail 


$        3,555

$        3,400

4.6


$      10,474

$      10,177

2.9

Small business


670

670

-


1,999

2,047

(2.3)

Mass Markets


4,225

4,070

3.8


12,473

12,224

2.0










Strategic services 


2,010

1,926

4.4


5,962

5,591

6.6

Core


1,771

1,995

(11.2)


5,491

6,102

(10.0)

Global Enterprise


3,781

3,921

(3.6)


11,453

11,693

(2.1)










Global Wholesale 


1,782

1,963

(9.2)


5,470

6,035

(9.4)

Other


126

195

(35.4)


394

591

(33.3)

Total Operating Revenues


9,914

10,149

(2.3)


29,790

30,543

(2.5)










Operating Expenses 









Cost of services and sales


5,463

5,681

(3.8)


16,535

16,647

(0.7)

Selling, general and administrative expense


2,303

2,296

0.3


6,570

6,894

(4.7)

Depreciation and amortization expense


2,107

2,119

(0.6)


6,299

6,343

(0.7)

Total Operating Expenses


9,873

10,096

(2.2)


29,404

29,884

(1.6)










Operating Income


$              41

$              53

(22.6)


$            386

$            659

(41.4)

Operating Income Margin


0.4%

0.5%



1.3%

2.2%











Segment EBITDA


$        2,148

$        2,172

(1.1)


$        6,685

$        7,002

(4.5)

Segment EBITDA Margin


21.7%

21.4%



22.4%

22.9%




















Footnotes:









The segment financial results and metrics above are adjusted to exclude the effects of non-operational items, as the Company's chief operating decision maker excludes these items in assessing business unit performance.










Intersegment transactions have not been eliminated.













Certain reclassifications have been made, where appropriate, to reflect comparable operating results.











Verizon Communications Inc.








Wireline – Selected Operating Statistics






































Unaudited






 9/30/12 

9/30/11

 % Change 












Connections ('000)










FiOS Video Subscribers






4,592

3,979

15.4


FiOS Internet Subscribers






5,280

4,616

14.4


FiOS Digital Voice residence connections 






2,938

1,460

*


FiOS Digital connections






12,810

10,055

27.4












HSI 






3,488

3,956

(11.8)


Total Broadband connections






8,768

8,572

2.3


Primary residence switched access connections






8,384

10,456

(19.8)


Primary residence connections






11,322

11,916

(5.0)












Total retail residence voice connections






12,005

12,809

(6.3)


Total voice connections






22,847

24,519

(6.8)


































 3 Mos. Ended 

 3 Mos. Ended 



 9 Mos. Ended 

 9 Mos. Ended 



Unaudited


9/30/12

9/30/11

 % Change 


9/30/12

9/30/11

 % Change 












Net Add Detail ('000)










FiOS Video Subscribers


119

131

(9.2)


419

507

(17.4)


FiOS Internet Subscribers


136

138

(1.4)


463

534

(13.3)


FiOS Digital Voice residence connections 


290

265

9.4


1,054

643

63.9


FiOS Digital connections


545

534

2.1


1,936

1,684

15.0












HSI 


(144)

(118)

22.0


(365)

(354)

3.1


Total Broadband connections


(8)

20

*


98

180

(45.6)


Primary residence switched access connections


(459)

(490)

(6.3)


(1,522)

(1,301)

17.0


Primary residence connections


(169)

(225)

(24.9)


(468)

(658)

(28.9)












Total retail residence voice connections


(217)

(278)

(21.9)


(621)

(807)

(23.0)


Total voice connections


(431)

(478)

(9.8)


(1,290)

(1,482)

(13.0)












Revenue and ARPU Statistics










Consumer ARPU


$      103.86

$        94.20

10.3


$      102.02

$        92.34

10.5


FiOS revenues (in millions)


$        2,489

$        2,109

18.0


$        7,157

$        6,077

17.8


Strategic services as a % of total Enterprise revenues


53.2%

49.1%



52.1%

47.8%













Other Operating Statistics










Capital expenditures (in millions)


$        1,484

$        1,617

(8.2)


$        4,617

$        4,767

(3.1)












Wireline employees ('000) 






87.4

92.8



FiOS Video Open for Sale ('000)






13,957

13,023



FiOS Video penetration






32.9%

30.6%



FiOS Internet Open for Sale ('000)






14,283

13,358



FiOS Internet penetration






37.0%

34.6%























Footnotes:










The segment financial results and metrics above are adjusted to exclude the effects of non-operational items, as the Company's chief operating decision maker excludes these items in assessing business unit performance.












Intersegment transactions have not been eliminated.















Certain reclassifications have been made, where appropriate, to reflect comparable operating results.












* Not meaningful



















 

SOURCE Verizon Communications Inc.



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