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  • Previous Rank
    10
  • Revenues ($M)
    163786
  • Revenue Percent Change
    11.6
  • Profits ($M)
    12976
  • Profits Percent Change
    -2.8
  • Assets ($M)
    403821
  • Employees
    268540
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    255679

The telecommunications giant improved its revenues in 2016 and posted a record $39.3 billion in cash from operations as it invested heavily in the wireless, fiber, and Internet Protocol networks that make up its business. It started the year integrating its 2015 acquisition of DirecTV and ended it by announcing an even larger deal for media stalwart Time Warner. Along the way the company added 6.2 million wireless subscribers in the highly competitive U.S. market and expanded its lucrative business services portfolio. AT&T was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas.

Company Info

CEORandall L. Stephenson
CEO TitleChairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
SectorTelecommunications
IndustryTelecommunications
HQ LocationDallas, TX
Websitewww.att.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees268,540

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$163,786
Profits ($M)$12,976
Assets ($M)$403,821
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$123,135
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$255,679

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues7.9%
Profits as % of Assets3.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity10.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2
EPS % Change (from 2015)-11.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)26%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)1.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)29.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)12.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)7.3%