Verizon posts higher revenue, falls short of profit estimates
Verizon reported third-quarter profit of 89 cents per share, up from 78 cents per share a year earlier. Revenue rose 4.3 percent to $31.6 billion.
Analysts, on average, expected a profit of 90 cents per share on revenue of $31.58 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
In the quarter, Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless carrier, added 1.5 million net subscribers who pay for service after use, beating Wall Street estimates of about 1 million customers.
Total revenues for Verizon's wireless business grew 7 percent year over year, while falling 0.8 percent for its broadband FiOS internet and video product.
Verizon shares dropped 1.3 percent to $47.84 in premarket trading.