Wireless carrier Sprint Nextel says it had a larger first-quarter loss as it
continued to lose valuable monthly subscribers and had to pay for severance
charges and other costs.
Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint said Monday it lost $505 million, or 18 cents
per share, in the three months ended March 31. That was larger than its loss of
$211 million, or 7 cents per share, a year earlier.
Not including one-time charges, the company says it earned 4 cents per share.
Sprint says its revenue fell 7.5 percent to $9.3 billion.
Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial had expected earnings of 2 cents per
share on a higher $9.4 billion in sales.
The company said it lost more than 1 million post-paid subscribers during the
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