Telephone & Data Systems

Industry: Communications Services

Fortune Rank: 416

Telephone & Data is a diversified telecommunications services company with cellular telephone and telephone operations. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues rose 5% to $1.89B. Net income applic. to Common increased 96% to $119.8M. Revenues reflect the growth of the subscriber bases of TDS's wireless and wireline operations. Net income also reflects an increase in interest and dividend income and higher gain on investments.

Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS) is a diversified telecommunications service company with wireless telephone and wireline telephone operations. TDS conducts its wireline telephone operations through its wholly owned subsidiary, TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom). TDS conducts substantially all of its wireless operations through United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular). At December 31, 2004, TDS Telecom served 1,157,200 equivalent access lines in 30 states through its incumbent local exchange carrier and competitive local exchange carrier telephone companies. U.S. Cellular provided wireless telephone service to 4,945,000 customers through the operations of 175 majority owned (consolidated) wireless licenses throughout the United States.

Telephone & Data Systems

Telephone & Data Systems is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Telephone & Data Systems was ranked number 416 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 416th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Telephone & Data Systems achieved revenue of $5,020.70 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $193.90 million.

Telephone & Data Systems' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 416th compared to 465th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $5,092 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $94 million (a change of $100 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Telephone & Data Systems would be ranked 322nd rather than 416th due to its profits of $194 in 2010.

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