Alltel Corp 1Q EPS 64 Cents Vs EPS 77 Cents April 27, 2007: 07:39 AM EST DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Alltel Corp. (AT) Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $230.1 million, or 64 cents a share, down from a year-ago profit of $297.4 million, or 77 cents a share. On a non-GAAP basis, the Little Rock, Ark.-based wireless communications provider earned $225.3 million, or 63 cents a share, in the latest quarter. Revenue rose in the three-month period to $2.08 billion from $1.84 billion a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Financial was for a profit of 66 cents a share in the March period. The company said it added 867,000 customers in the latest quarter, up 8% from a year ago. The stock closed Thursday at $62.88, up 2%. -Michael Baron; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com (END) Dow Jones Newswires 04-27-07 0739ET Copyright (c) 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.