New York-based integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reported results for the third quarter of 2012 ended Sep 30, 2012.
VZâ€™s consolidated revenues rose 4% to $29,007 million in the third quarter of 2012. Consolidated operating income rose 18% to $5,483 million in the quarter. The companyâ€™s consolidated net income jumped 21% to $4,292 million in the third quarter. Consolidated Net cash from operations for the nine months ended Sep 2012 was $24,758 million.
VZâ€™s operating revenues from Verizon Wireless Segment were $19,024 million including $16,154 from Services and $1,858 from Equipments. The companyâ€™s Wireline Segment contributed $9,914 million to consolidated revenues.
Verizon Wireless added 1.8 million retail net connections in the third quarter, including 1.5 million retail postpaid net connections, the highest in four years. Verizon Wireline added 136,000 net new FiOS Internet connections and 119,000 net new FiOS Video connections in third-quarter 2012. It had a total of 5.3 million FiOS Internet and 4.6 million FiOS Video connections at the end of the quarter, representing year-over-year increase of 14.4 percent and 15.4 percent, respectively.
Consolidated Operating profit was up by 18% in the third quarter, which was mainly due to increased revenues and decreased input and production cost. Net income had also increased by 21%; the decrease in interest income and other income were offset by decrease in Interest expenses.
As on Sep 30, 2012, VZ had total assets of $231,082 million including $9,714 million worth of cash and its equivalents. Total liabilities were $138,454 million, among which 21% were current and the remaining was long term. Total Stockholdersâ€™ equity was $92,628 million.
VZâ€™s shares have risen sharply following the release of third-quarter results. The stock has been trading so far today in the range of $44.75 and $46.13. At the last check, it was trading 3.14% higher at $46.13 with trading volume of 8.48 million.