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T-Mobile has been killing it for the last year – here are the numbers

Published Feb 19th, 2015 7:11AM EST
T-Mobile 2014 Earnings Report

After teasing us with a preliminary earnings estimate in January, T-Mobile on Thursday released its final earnings report on the fourth quarter of 2014 that also contained its full-year earnings for all of 2014. The “Un-carrier” had a blowout year last year and added subscribers at an astonishing pace. Below we’ve posted the most important numbers from T-Mobile’s final 2014 earnings report.

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  •  After posting 2.1 million net additions in Q4 2014, T-Mobile gained a total of 8.3 million total net subscribers in 2014.
  • More importantly, of these 8.3 million additions, 4.0 million of them were branded postpaid phone subscribers, who deliver higher average revenue per user than prepaid phone subscribers.
  • Although T-Mobile’s earnings have been very up and down, the company was actually profitable on the year and posted a net income of $247 million last year, or $0.31 per share. This contrasts favorably with 2013, when T-Mobile eked out a profit of $35 million, or $0.05 per share.
  • T-Mobile’s biggest pain point remains its mobile network, although it has improved over the past year and its LTE network now reaches 265 million points of presence (POPs), with the goal of topping 300 million POPs by the end of 2015.

All told, the past year has been a very good one for T-Mobile, although it faces some definite storm clouds ahead in terms of being able to effectively compete in spectrum auctions against Verizon and AT&T.

Check out T-Mobile’s full earnings report for yourself by clicking here.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.