AT&T Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2012 to 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. AT&T reported a revenue growth of 11.6% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

AT&T Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of AT&T during the last five years:

  • AT&T generated a total of $127.4 billion revenues during 2012. AT&T reported a revenue growth of 0.6% year-over-year during 2012.
  • AT&T generated a total of $128.8 billion revenues during 2013. AT&T reported a revenue growth of 1% year-over-year during 2013.
  • AT&T generated a total of $132.4 billion revenues during 2014. AT&T reported a revenue growth of 2.9% year-over-year during 2014.
  • AT&T generated a total of $146.8 billion revenues during 2015. AT&T reported a revenue growth of 10.8% year-over-year during 2015.
  • AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. AT&T reported a revenue growth of 11.6% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

AT&T Ranking

With $163.8 billion revenues, AT&T ranked number 9 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

AT&T is associated with Telecommunications Sector and Telecom Services Industry.

With $163.8 billion revenues, AT&T ranked number 1 of all the companies in the US Telecommunications sector. There were a total of 63 public companies in the US Telecommunications sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Telecommunications sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  2. Verizon ($126 billion)
  3. T-Mobile US ($37.2 billion)
  4. Sprint ($32.2 billion)
  5. Charter Communications ($29 billion)
  6. Liberty Global ($20 billion)
  7. CenturyLink ($17.5 billion)
  8. Dish Network ($15.1 billion)
  9. Frontier Communications ($8.9 billion)
  10. Level 3 Communications ($8.2 billion)

Telecommunications sector is comprised of the following industries: Telecom Services; Communication Equipment. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Telecom Services industry includes providers of fixed-line and mobile telephone services.
  • Communication Equipment industry includes providers of communication equipment to the telecom service providers. It also includes companies that own, operate, and lease mobile site towers to multiple wireless services providers.

With $163.8 billion revenues, AT&T ranked number 1 of all the companies in the US Telecom Services industry. There were a total of 36 public companies in the US Telecom Services industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Telecom Services industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  2. Verizon ($126 billion)
  3. T-Mobile US ($37.2 billion)
  4. Sprint ($32.2 billion)
  5. Charter Communications ($29 billion)
  6. Liberty Global ($20 billion)
  7. CenturyLink ($17.5 billion)
  8. Dish Network ($15.1 billion)
  9. Frontier Communications ($8.9 billion)
  10. Level 3 Communications ($8.2 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $163.8 billion revenues, AT&T was in the Mega companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 54 companies in the Mega companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 11.6% revenue growth year-over-year, AT&T was in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 876 companies in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 7.9%, AT&T was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications and digital entertainment services. The company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. The Business Solutions segment offers wireless, fixed strategic, legacy voice and data, wireless equipment, and other services to business, governmental, and wholesale customers, as well as individual subscribers. The Entertainment Group segment provides video entertainment and audio programming channels to approximately 25.3 million subscribers; broadband and Internet services to 12.9 million residential subscribers; local and long-distance voice services to residential customers, as well as DSL Internet access services; and voice services over IP-based technology, and technical support and other customer service functions and equipment. The Consumer Mobility segment offers wireless services to consumers, and wireless wholesale and resale subscribers, such as long-distance and roaming services. This segment provides postpaid and prepaid wireless voice and data communications services; consulting, advertising, and application and co-location services; and sells a variety of handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards through company-owned stores, agents, or third-party retail stores, as well as accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, and other items. The International segment offers digital television services, including local and international digital-quality video entertainment and audio programming under the DIRECTV and SKY brands throughout Latin America. This segment also provides postpaid and prepaid wireless services to approximately 12.0 million subscribers under the AT&T and Unefon brands; and sells a range of handsets. The company was formerly known as SBC Communications Inc. and changed its name to AT&T Inc. in November 2005. AT&T Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Revenues Analysis

AT&T (T) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2012 to 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. AT&T reported a revenue growth of 11.6% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

AT&T (T) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2002 to 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. AT&T reported a revenue growth of 11.6% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

AT&T (T) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of AT&T Inc. (T) revenue growth with Telecom Services industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. AT&T reported a revenue growth of 11.6% year-over-year during 2016. The Telecom Services industry growth was 8.6% year-over-year during 2016. AT&T growth was faster than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

AT&T (T) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2012 to 2016. AT&T reported a total net income of $13 billion during 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. AT&T net profit margin was 7.9% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

AT&T (T) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2002 to 2016. AT&T reported a total net income of $13 billion during 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. AT&T net profit margin was 7.9% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

AT&T (T) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of AT&T Inc. (T) net profit margin with Telecom Services industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. AT&T reported a net profit margin of 7.9% during 2016. The Telecom Services industry net profit margin was 6.9% during 2016. AT&T was more profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

AT&T (T) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2012 to 2016. AT&T spent a total of $58.1 billion on COGS during 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, AT&T spent 35.5% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

AT&T (T) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D spending analysis for AT&T is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

AT&T (T) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2012 to 2016. AT&T spent a total of $36.3 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, AT&T spent 22.2% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Working Capital Analysis

AT&T (T) Inventory Spending Analysis 2016

Inventory spending analysis for AT&T is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

AT&T (T) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2012 to 2016. AT&T invested a total of $16.8 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, AT&T invested 10.3% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

AT&T (T) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2012 to 2016. AT&T invested a total of $34.1 billion on accounts payable during 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, AT&T invested 20.8% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Asset Management Analysis

AT&T (T) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From 2012...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2012 to 2016. AT&T invested a total of $124.9 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, AT&T invested 76.3% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

AT&T (T) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of AT&T Inc. (T) from 2012 to 2016. AT&T invested a total of $222.1 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. AT&T generated a total of $163.8 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, AT&T invested 135.6% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

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