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Stable Revenues Keep Frontier and AT&T's Dividends HighThe Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Frontier Communications and AT&T (May 19, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/19/11 -- With the markets showing volatility this month, investors are looking for safe havens. High yielding dividends plays traditionally get attention during hectic times in the market as investors are more likely to believe in the company's security and real earnings power. One of the more popular dividend plays is via companies in the telecom sector. During the recession, while many companies cut their dividend payments, most telecoms did not. Several telecom companies offer dividend yields exceeding six percent, and most can maintain these dividends due to their stable revenues. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Telecom sector and provides research reports on Frontier Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FTR) and AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T). Access to the full company reports can be found at:
AT&T pays an annual dividend of $1.72 for a yield of around 5.5 percent. For over 25 consecutive years, AT&T has raised its returns to shareholders and has a ten year annual dividend growth rate of 5.50 percent. AT&T has maintained stable revenues, even during the recession, by increasing its charges.
In the most recent quarter, AT&T posted earnings of 57 cents a share, narrowly topping Wall Street expectations, on net income of $3.4 billion. That compares to 41 cents a share and $2.5 billion from the same quarter in 2010. Although AT&T now must share rights to the Apple iPhone with Verizon, it saw a 10.2 percent growth in revenues, including an 8.6 percent increase in wireless service revenues.
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Frontier pays an annual dividend of $0.75 for a massive yield of around 8.6 percent. Earlier this month, Frontier reported first quarter earnings of six cents a share. Revenues skyrocketed more than 150 percent year on year to 1.3 billion primarily driven by Verizon properties. The company plans is hold the dividend steady for the next two years while they fully integrate the acquired wirelines.
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