By Allison Prang

 

Verizon Communications Inc. reported higher earnings and revenue in its first quarter but reported phone net losses.

Net income was $5.38 billion and rose around 25% year over year, the company said. Verizon said earnings came in at $1.27 a share, up from $1 a share. Adjusted earnings, the company said Wednesday, were $1.31 a share. According to FactSet, analysts were expecting adjusted earnings of $1.29 a share.

Operating revenue at Verizon increased to $32.9 billion, the company said. Analysts were expecting $32.46 billion. The company said that media revenues climbed around 10% from a year ago, to $1.9 billion.

The company reported a loss of 178,000 phone net losses for its whole wireless business and said it had 102,000 Fios net additions.

 

Write to Allison Prang at allison.prang@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

April 21, 2021 08:03 ET (12:03 GMT)

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