Nextel Brings Hope to Wireless Economy
Adding nearly half a million new domestic subscribers during its third quarter, the wireless carrier raked in income of $526 million.
The company reported an income of $526 million, or 58 cents per share. This compares with a lost of $209 million, or 27 cents per share, for the same quarter last year.
Revenue was $2.3 billion, a 26 percent increase over the third quarter last year, the Reston, Va., company reported. Excluding charges, Nextels income was $128 million, or 14 cents per share. Nextel retired $1.5 billion in outstanding debt and preferred security during the quarter, which brings the companys debt retirement up to $2.6 billion for the year so far.
Nextel added approximately 480,000 domestic subscribers during the third quarter, finishing the quarter with a domestic susbscriber base of approximately 10.1 million.