That means the company technically missed by a penny the 4Q consensus expectation of 17 cents a share.
The company noted in a statement that the spinoff is subject to a favorable tax ruling.
The deal is expected to give Verizon Wireless more than 475,000 new subscribers.
And MP3.com granted Universal the right to buy warrants in the company, convertible to stock, an MP3 spokesman said.
James P. Holden, DaimlerChrysler president, is expected to resign, and Dieter Zetsche would replace him, according to a report.