The Alcoa 2Q 2017 earnings and T-Mobile US 2Q 2017 earnings reports were released after closing bell tonight. Alcoa posted adjusted earnings of 62 cents per share on $2.9 billion in revenue, against the consensus estimates of 60 cents per share and $2.85 billion in revenue. The aluminum maker reported $2.3 billion in revenue and adjusted losses of 23 cents per share in last year’s second quarter.
T-Mobile US reported 67 cents per share in earnings on $10.2 billion in revenue, compared to the Wall Street estimates of 38 cents per share and $9.8 billion in revenue. In last year’s second quarter, the mobile carrier reported earnings of 25 cents per share on $9.3 billion in revenue.
T-Mobile US 2Q 2017 earnings report
T-Mobile added 1.3 million subscribers in the second quarter, as the carrier said the second quarter marked the 17th consecutive quarter in which it added more than 1 million subscribers. The adds included 817,000 total branded postpaid subscribers and 786,000 branded postpaid phones. T-Mobile’s branded phone churn rate fell 17 basis points year over year to 1.1%, a record low.
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Service revenues grew to $7.4 billion from $6.9 billion a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA increased to $3 billion from $2.5 billion a year ago. Average revenue per branded postpaid phone user was essentially flat year over year at $47.01.
The mobile carrier raised its guidance for full-year branded postpaid net adds to between 3 million and 3.6 million from between 2.8 million and 3.5 million. T-Mobile also boosted its adjusted EBITDA to a range of $10.5 billion to $10.9 billion from the previous range of $10.4 billion to $10.8 billion.
Following the T-Mobile US 2Q 2017 earnings report, the mobile carrier’s stock was little changed, ticking higher by as much as 0.05% to $62 a share in after-hours trading.
Alcoa 2Q 2017 earnings report
Alcoa reported adjusted EBITDA of $483 million, up from $310 million a year ago. It said lower alumina prices pushed its adjusted EBITDA lower on a sequential basis. However, an increase in shipments drove the 8% increase in sales. The company swung to a GAAP profit, reporting 40 cents per share this year, up from last year’s per-share loss of 29 cents per share. Net income rose from a loss of $44 million last year to income of $116 million this year.
The Alcoa 2Q 2017 earnings report also contained a tightened outlook for the full year on adjusted EBITDA, which now stands at $2.1 billion to $2.2 billion. The company also said it continues to project “relatively balanced” global bauxite and alumina markets and a “modest surplus” in aluminum.
Following the Alcoa 2Q 2017 earnings report, the aluminum maker’s stock tumbled by as much as 1.92% to $35.80 in after-hours trades.