NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is reporting that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after securing full ownership of Verizon Wireless.
Profit jumped to $4.32 billion from $2.25 billion, or 78 cents per share. Net income per share grew, but at a lower rate, to $1.01 per share from 78 cents per share. That's because Verizon issued shares in February to pay Vodafone shareholders for their share of Verizon Wireless.
Adjusted for non-recurring gains, earnings were 91 cents per share, just edging out the 90 cents per share that analysts were expecting, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.
Revenue rose 5.7 percent to $31.48 billion from $29.79 billion last year. Analysts expected $31.09 billion, according to Zacks.
Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. dipped more than 1 percent Tuesday before the opening bell.