Chart: Telecom Stocks - Normalized Net Profit Margins

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 |  Includes: AT, BCE, BLS, BT, CHA, CN-OLD, CTL, DTEGY, FTR, NTL, NTT, ORAN, S, T, TAR, TEF, TI, TWTC, VZ
by: SA Editors

Rob Zenilman submits: Normalized net profit margins in the Telecom sector for the most recently reported quarter ranged from 13.9% (BLS) down to -5.9% (NASDAQ:TWTC), with a median value of 8.8%

Note: Normalized net income includes the effect of taxes, but excludes any unusual items.

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Data in table version -- click on a ticker for opinion and analysis of the company:
Total Norm. Net Norm. Net
Quarter Revenue Profit Profit
Ticker Company Ending ($mm) ($mm) Margin (%)
AT Alltel Corp. 03/31/06 $2539.70 $310.11
12.2%
BCE BCE Inc. 03/31/06 $4058.00 $401.81
9.9%
BLS BellSouth Corp. 03/31/06 $5171.00 $720.63
13.9%
BT BT Group plc 03/31/06 $8905.19 $609.26
6.8%
CHA China Telecom Corp. 12/31/05 $5284.08 $574.76
10.9%
CN China Netcom Group C 12/31/05 $3315.16 $335.38
10.1%
CTL Centurytel Inc. 03/31/06 $611.65 $74.30
12.1%
CZN Citizens Communicati 03/31/06 $506.86 $45.62
9.0%
DT Deutsche Telekom AG 03/31/06 $17960.85 $1323.59
7.4%
FTE France Telecom 12/31/05 $14964.64 $1476.09
9.9%
NTL Nortel Inversora S.A 03/31/06 $523.17 -$5.07
-1.0%
NTT Nippon Telegraph & T 03/31/06 $23947.84 $260.18
1.1%
Q Qwest Communications 03/31/06 $3476.00 $67.50
1.9%
S Sprint Nextel Corp. 03/31/06 $11548.00 $475.63
4.1%
T AT&T Inc. 03/31/06 $15835.00 $1376.88
8.7%
TAR Telefonica of Argent 09/30/05 $304.37 $22.95
7.5%
TEF Telefonica SA 03/31/06 $14565.69 $1426.30
9.8%
TI Telecom Italia SpA 12/31/05 $9801.07 $620.75
6.3%
TWTC Time Warner Telecom 03/31/06 $186.19 -$11.06
-5.9%
VZ Verizon Communicatio 03/31/06 $22743.00 $2248.75
9.9%
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Data: CapitalIQ

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