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AT&T Inc. (T)


Analysis of Revenues

Difficulty: Advanced


Revenue Recognition Accounting Policy

As of January 1, 2018, AT&T adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606),” as modified (ASC 606), using the modified retrospective method, which does not allow AT&T to adjust prior periods. AT&T applied the rules to all open contracts existing as of January 1, 2018, recording an increase of $2,342 to retained earnings for the cumulative effect of the change, with an offsetting contract asset of $1,737, deferred contract acquisition costs of $1,454, other asset reductions of $239, other liability reductions of $212, deferred income tax liability of $787 and increase to noncontrolling interest of $35.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-20).


Revenues as Reported

AT&T Inc., Income Statement, Revenues

USD $ in millions

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12 months ended Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Communications hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
WarnerMedia hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Latin America hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Xandr hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Segment hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Corporate hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Acquisition-related items hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Certain significant items hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Corporate and other hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Consolidations hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating revenues hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-20).

Item Description The company
Operating revenues Amount of revenue recognized from goods sold, services rendered, insurance premiums, or other activities that constitute an earning process. Includes, but is not limited to, investment and interest income before deduction of interest expense when recognized as a component of revenue, and sales and trading gain (loss). AT&T Inc.’s operating revenues declined from 2016 to 2017 but then increased from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.