AT&T Earnings Top Expectations. Its CFO Says Stock Dividend Is Secure.

AT&T


‘s fourth-quarter earnings beat Wall Street’s estimates. A key metric for the wireless company also came in higher than expected. 

For

AT&T


(ticker: T), the driver this earnings season is free cash flow. The company reported $14.1 billion in cash flow for 2022, slightly higher than management’s prior guidance and the $13.8 billion estimate among analysts tracked by FactSet. AT&T set the 2023 forecast at $16 billion or more, matching estimates of $16.2 billion. Wall Street predictions for AT&T’s cash flow this year are down nearly 20% from the middle of last year. 

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