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BRIEF-T-Mobile delivers Q3 earnings per share of $0.63, raises guidance for 2017 — once again
October 23, 2017 / 12:58 PM / in 2 months

BRIEF-T-Mobile delivers Q3 earnings per share of $0.63, raises guidance for 2017 — once again

Oct 23 (Reuters) - T-mobile US Inc

* T-Mobile delivers record financial results in Q3 2017, raises guidance for 2017 — once again

* Q3 earnings per share $0.63

* Q3 earnings per share view $0.46 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

* Q3 revenue $10 billion versus I/B/E/S view $10.01 billion

* T-Mobile US Inc - ‍raising and narrowing guidance range for branded postpaid net customer additions to 3.3 - 3.6 million from 3.0 - 3.6 million for 2017​

* T-Mobile US Inc - ‍raising and narrowing adjusted EBITDA target to $10.8 - $11.0 billion from $10.5 - $10.9 billion for 2017​

* T-Mobile US Inc - ‍1.3 million total net additions in quarter​

* T-Mobile US Inc - ‍maintaining guidance of $4.8 - $5.1 billion of cash purchases of property and equipment, excluding capitalized interest for 2017​

* Qtrly service revenues of $7.6 billion, up 7%‍​

* T-Mobile US Inc - qtrly postpaid phone churn ‍1.23%, down 9 BPS Yoy​

* T-Mobile US Inc - ‍branded Postpaid Phone average revenue per user (ARPU) was $46.93 in Q3 2017, down 0.3% from Q2 2017​

* T-Mobile - believe current and future regulatory changes have made lifeline program offered by Co’s wholesale partners “uneconomical​”

* T-Mobile - ‍will continue to support wholesale partners offering lifeline program, but excluded lifeline customers from reported wholesale subscriber base​

* T-Mobile US Inc - ‍negative impact from hurricanes was $39 million in Q3 2017​

* T-Mobile US Inc - ‍T-Mobile continues to expect that branded postpaid phone ARPU in full-year 2017 will be generally stable compared to full-year 2016​

* T-Mobile - ‍excluding lifeline customers from reported wholesale subscriber base resulted in removal of 160,000 reported wholesale customers as of start of Q3

* T-Mobile - ‍expect additional expenses to be incurred & customer activity to be impacted in Q4 due to hurricanes primarily related to Puerto Rico​ operations

* T-Mobile US Inc qtrly branded postpaid abpu $59.89 versus $63.38‍​

* T-Mobile - ‍negative impact on net income from hurricane related losses in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico was $90 million in Q3 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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