Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Monday. The media giant posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.81 on revenues of $17.85 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported EPS of $0.71 on revenues of $17.41 billion. First-quarter results also compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimates for EPS of $0.74 and $17.41 billion in revenues. Reported first-quarter EPS includes one-time gains of $0.02.
Of course the big news from Comcast came a couple of weeks ago when the company withdrew its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable when it became clear that federal regulators were set to oppose the deal.
During the first quarter of 2015, Comcast paid dividends totaling $572 million and repurchased 35.1 million of its common shares for $2 billion. As of March 31, 2015, Comcast had $8 billion available under its share repurchase authorization…
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