Cingular Q4 2005 results

Jan 24 2006 - 09:26 AM ET | Backpage, Cingular

Cingular announced its fourth quarter earnings results this morning. This is the final release that will show confusing numbers thanks to the AT&T Wireless merger, it happened in October 2004 which affects the year ago numbers.

Important figures in the release:

  • Cingular had 54.1 million total subscribers at the end of the year
  • Average revenue per user (ARPU) was down 2.2% to $48.86
  • Data ARPU totaled $4.71, up 63% year-over-year
  • Revenue hit $8.8 billion, up 9.4%
  • Income was $204 million compared to a loss of $495 million a year ago.