AT&T’s earnings report on Wednesday highlighted both a growth in wireless subscribers and a shift away from subsidized plans.
The company said it added two million customers, including 785,000 postpaid customers, in the quarter, with its lowest-ever churn rate of just under one percent.
That helped the company report net income of $3 billion, or 58 cents per share, on revenue of $33 billion. That includes a five-cent-per-share hit, mostly costs related to the company’s Cricket acquisition. Analysts had been hoping for earnings of 64 cents per share, according to Zacks.
AT&T also cut its revenue target for the year, saying it now expects a three percent to four percent increase, after previously forecasting a five percent gain.
Shares of AT&T fell in after-hours trading following the earnings announcement, slipping more than one percent to $34.
Here are a few other numbers that stood out:
- About 460,000 customers, or seven percent of smartphone additions, were people bringing their own devices. That’s four times the pace of a year ago.
- AT&T added nearly 1.2 million new postpaid smartphones, with smartphones accounting for 91 percent of postpaid phone sales.
- Nearly 47 million connections — or 62 percent of postpaid subscribers — were on one of the company’s Mobile Value shared-data plans. More than half of shared-data plans were of the 10 gigabyte or higher variety.
- Showing strength beyond phones, AT&T added nearly 1.3 million “connected devices,” including more than half a million cars.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.