The cable TV and Internet service provider recorded quarterly revenue of $5.4 billion, a 9.3% increase over $4.9 billion in 2011. That narrowly beat analysts, who had forecast $5.39 billion, Fox Business noted. Adjusted EPS for the quarter was $1.48, which easily topped Wall Street forecasts of $1.39.
Investors like the news, sending Time Warner Cable shares up almost 2% in Thursday morning trading.
Expenses during the quarter rose to $1.1 billion, up 11.3% over 2011, due to rising programming fees and employee costs.
Company officials noted that the number of subscribers to its high-speed Internet service grew during the quarter, as did revenue per subscriber, as more people opted for premium-level service plans. That offset a decline in the number of subscribers to its video services.
The company said its residential service sales rose 7.4% to $4.6 billion compared to last year. Commercial sales jumped 28.5% to $464 million. Advertising revenue grew to $265 million, up 17.8% over last year.