Table: How WorldCom Stacks Up

Experts once thought WorldCom would dominate telecom, thanks to its Internet backbone, advanced telecom networks, and global reach. But as its core long-distance voice and data markets decline, WorldCom is struggling to keep up with rivals

2001 EST. 2002 2001 NET EST. 2002 COMPANY REVENUE REVENUE PERCENT INCOME NET INCOME (BILLIONS) (BILLIONS) CHANGE (BILLIONS) (BILLIONS)

WORLDCOM* $35.1 $33.4 -4.9% $2.6 $1.6 AT&T** 42.4 37.7 -12.7 9.3*** 8.7*** VERIZON 67.2 67.5 0.5 8.2 8.5 SBC 54.3 54.5 0.3 8.0 8.0

COMPANY PERCENT TOTAL DEBT DEBT-TO- CHANGE (BILLIONS) EBITDA

WORLDCOM* -39% $30.8 3.4 AT&T** -5.8 17.3 1.9 VERIZON 3.6 64.3 2.3 SBC -0.1 25.5 1.1

* Includes results of WorldCom Group and MCI ** Excludes results of AT&T Broadband, which is being sold to Comcast *** Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization

Data: Company reports, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

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