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Press Release: T-Mobile Caps Best Year Ever in -2-

· 02/04/2021 16:01
-- Media Relations: mediarelations@t-mobile.com -- Investor Relations: investor.relations@t-mobile.com-- US/Canada: 866-575-6534 -- International: +1 786-460-7205 -- Participant Passcode: 1183288-- Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. (ET)-- Postpaid net customer additions are expected to be between 4.0 million and 4.7 million. -- Core Adjusted EBITDA, which is Adjusted EBITDA less lease revenues, is expected to be in the range of $22.6 billion to $23.1 billion, with Adjusted EBITDA of $26.5 billion to $27.0 billion and lease revenues of $3.8 billion to $4.0 billion. -- Cash purchases of property and equipment, including capitalized interest are expected to be between $11.7 billion and $12.0 billion. -- Merger-related costs are expected to be $2.5 billion to $3.0 billion before taxes. These costs are excluded from Core Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA but will impact Net income and cash flows. -- Net cash provided by operating activities, including payments for Merger-related costs, is expected to be in the range of $13.0 billion to $13.5 billion. -- Free Cash Flow, including payments for Merger-related costs, is expected to be in the range of $4.9 billion to $5.4 billion. Free Cash Flow guidance does not assume any material net cash inflows from securitization. FY 2021 Guidance ---------------------- Postpaid net customer additions 4.0 4.7 Net income (1) N/A N/A Core Adjusted EBITDA (2) $ 22,600 $23,100 Adjusted EBITDA $ 26,500 $27,000 Lease revenues $ 3,800 $ 4,000 Capital expenditures (3) $ 11,700 $12,000 Merger-related costs (4) $ 2,500 $ 3,000 Net cash provided by operating activities $ 13,000 $13,500 Free Cash Flow (5) $ 4,900 $ 5,400 (1) We are not able to forecast Net income on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable efforts due to the high variability and difficulty in predicting certain items that affect GAAP Net income, including, but not limited to, Income tax expense, stock-based compensation expense and Interest expense. Core Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be used to predict Net income as the difference between these measures and Net income is variable. (2) We will provide guidance for Core Adjusted EBITDA beginning with fiscal year 2021. Management uses Core Adjusted EBITDA as a measure to monitor the financial performance of our operations, excluding the impact of lease revenues from our related device financing programs. Our guidance range is calculated using the midpoint of the guidance range for lease revenues of $3.9 billion. (3) Capital expenditures means cash purchases of property and equipment, including capitalized interest. (4) Merger-related costs are excluded from Core Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA but will impact Net income and cash flows. (5) Free Cash Flow guidance does not assume any material net cash inflows from securitization in 2021.-- Approximately $700 million of network synergies with about two thirds coming from avoided new site builds and the remainder from early site decommissioning. -- More than $600 million of sales, marketing, and administrative synergies primarily from accelerated rationalization of retail stores, marketing consolidation and organizational redesign.Year Ended Quarter December 31, ------------------------ ------------------ (in millions, Q4 except EPS) Q4 2020 Q3 2020 2019 2020 2019 ------- ------- ------ ------- --------- Total service revenues $14,180 $14,139 $8,850 $50,395 $34,500 Total revenues 20,341 19,272 11,878 68,397 44,998 Net income 750 1,253 751 3,064 3,468 EPS 0.60 1.00 0.87 2.65 4.02 Adjusted EBITDA 6,746 7,129 3,242 24,557 13,383 Net cash provided by operating activities 3,474 2,772 1,537 8,640 6,824 Cash purchases of property and equipment, including capitalized interest 3,807 3,217 1,157 11,034 6,391 Free Cash Flow, excluding gross payments for the settlement of interest rate swaps 476 352 1,398 3,001 4,319

The following table includes the impact of the Sprint merger on a prospective basis from the close date of April 1, 2020. Historical results have not been restated and reflect standalone T-Mobile.

Merger Synergies and Customer Migrations Ahead of Schedule

T-Mobile remains highly confident in its ability to deliver the Sprint merger synergies and achieve the annualized savings from a combination of expense reductions and cost avoidance. The company delivered $1.3 billion of synergies in full-year 2020, exceeding its guidance from last quarter:

The network team is quickly adding 5G and LTE capacity to the T-Mobile network. Customer network migrations began in the fourth quarter and more than 4 million have been completed, moving the company one step closer to full decommissioning and shut down of the Sprint network. Additionally, 25 percent of Sprint postpaid customer traffic has already been moved to the T-Mobile network, inclusive of customer network migrations and Sprint customers with compatible devices that can roam on the T-Mobile network.

Largest 5G Network in America is Now the Fastest Too

T-Mobile is America's network leader, delivering the fastest 5G speeds in more places. With the first and largest nationwide 5G network, T-Mobile's Extended Range 5G covers 280 million people across 1.6 million square miles -- offering nearly 4x more geographic coverage than Verizon and nearly 2.5x more than AT&T.

With Sprint now part of T-Mobile, the Un-carrier is widening its lead, using dedicated spectrum to bring customers download speeds of around 300 Mbps and peak speeds up to 1 Gbps on compatible 5G devices. T-Mobile is upgrading cell sites with high-performance Ultra Capacity 5G to cover not just parts of some cities, but entire metropolitan areas. The Un-carrier's Ultra Capacity 5G already reaches 2,400 cities and towns and covers 106 million people, over 50x more than Verizon covers with Ultra Wideband, and is expected to reach 200 million people nationwide by the end of 2021.

New independent data from Opensignal, based on customer usage from billions of device measurements, shows T-Mobile customers now get the fastest 5G download speeds, fastest 5G upload speeds, and a 5G signal more often than anyone else. Additionally, extensive mobile testing from research firm umlaut (formerly P3) across multiple major markets including Chicago, Houston, New York City and Washington DC also shows T-Mobile leading in 5G speeds.

Strong 2021 Outlook and Analyst Day Coming After Auction 107

T-Mobile continues to plan on hosting a live webcast of its Analyst Day presentation following the expected end of the FCC quiet period for Auction 107. The presentation will include updated merger synergies, medium and long-term guidance, a strategic overview of the business and other updates from members of T-Mobile's senior leadership team. More details related to the exact date and accessing the event will be shared at a later time.

Financial Results

For more details on T-Mobile's Q4 2020 financial results, including the Investor Factbook with detailed financial tables, please visit T-Mobile US, Inc.'s Investor Relations website at http://investor.t-mobile.com.

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February 04, 2021 16:01 ET (21:01 GMT)