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Telefonica O2 Czech Republic, a.s. : Financial results for the full year 2011 and 4th quarter…
02/17/2012| 08:38am US/Eastern
The number of mobile customers went up by more than 103
thousand in 2011 compared to five thousand in 2010. More
than 4.9 million SIM cardswere active in the
O2 network at the end of last year.
Telefónica reports a record number of contract customers.
A share of 61.7% of contract customers in the total
is the highest ever in the history of the company.
The successful Christmas campaign delivered, for the
first time since 2009, a quarter-on-quarter increase in
the number of prepaid customers, by 5.5 thousand.
Every fifth device in the O2 network was in the 'smart'
The number of customers of Telefónica Slovakia increased
32.2% in 2011.
The Board of Directors approved a proposal to pay the
amount of CZK 40 per share in combination of a dividend
payment and a reduction of the share capital.
In 2012, the amount of investment will increase
substantially; the projection is for CZK 6.2 billion.
Full year 2011
The total number of mobile customers reached 4.942
million, which represents a year-on-year increase of
The number of mobile contract customers was up 103.1
thousand on the year; an increase of 6.5% to 3.049
This trend was driven by the increasing number of
mobile data customers and the lower churn of contract
The number of xDSL broadband data customers showed a
year-on-year increase of 66 thousand to 872 thousand.
Last year, 8.1% more new customers subscribed to
fixed-line internet access than in 2010.
The VDSL proposition continues to drive customer
experience, reduce fixed access churn and efficiently
manage the ARPU.
The business revenues of the Telefónica Czech Republic
group reached CZK 52.39 billion last year, which
translates into a year-on-year decline of 5.7%:
Last year's revenue erosion improved from the year
2010 (-7%), which is attributed to improved mobile
revenues, strong ICT segment revenues and continued
revenue growth in Slovakia.
The consolidated operating income before depreciation and
amortisation (OIBDA) was down 5.0% year-on-year within
the guidance range, and closed on CZK 22.9 billion, while
the comparable OIBDA margin was up 0.2 percentage points
and reached the respectable level of 43.6%:
The result was influenced by the positive effect of
operating efficiency measures and the positive OIBDA
in Slovakia, which continues to show an upward
Total capital expenditure reached CZK 5.621 billion,
which was on target for the year.
The number of Telefónica Slovakia customers grew 32.2%
last year to a total of 1.164 million.
4th quarter 2011
The number of mobile contract customers grew 54 thousand
Year-on-year consolidated revenues reached CZK 13.4
billion, which is four percent less than in the same
period of 2011; still, it represents a marked improvement
on the year 2010.
The OIBDA margin was up 1.1 percentage points and reached
the respectable level of 45.4%.
Telefónica Slovakia showed a growth in its customer base
of 85 thousand.
In terms of the business revenues, the group anticipates
an improvement from the year 2011, however the OIBDA
margin is likely to see a slight year-on-year dip.
Capital expenditure should increase to the total of CZK
Proposal to pay a dividend for the year 2011 and to
redistribute disposable resources
The Board of Directors approved a proposal which will be
presented for approval to the shareholders at the General
Meeting, namely to pay the total amount of CZK 40 per
share, which consists of CZK 27 in the form of a
dividend, and CZK 13 in the form of a reduction of the
share capital (nominal value of the share).
Furthermore, the Board of Directors approved another
proposal which will be presented for approval to the
shareholders at the General Meeting, namely to secure a
framework agreement for a potential share buy-out to the
extent of 10% of all the company's shares.
About Telefónica Czech Republic
Telefónica Czech Republic, a.s.
tel: +420 606 02 02 02
Telefónica Czech Republic is a major integrated operator in
the Czech Republic. It is now operating almost seven
million lines, both fixed and mobile, making it one of the
world's leading providers of fully converged services. The
organization offers the most comprehensive portfolio of
voice and data services in this country. It is paying
special attention to the exploitation of the growth
potential, particularly in the data and Internet sector.
Telefónica Czech Republic operates the largest fixed and
mobile network including a 3rd generation network, CDMA
(for data), and UMTS, enabling voice, data and video
transmission. Telefónica Czech Republic is also a notable
provider of ICT services.
Telefónica is one of the world's largest telecommunications
operators by market capitalisation. Its activities are
centred mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony
businesses, while its broadband business is the key growth
driver underpinning both. It operates in 25 countries and
has a global customer base of almost 300 million.
Telefónica's growth strategy is focused on the markets in
which it has a strong foothold: Spain, Europe and Latin
America. Telefónica is a 100% private sector company with
its shares listed in Madrid and other stock exchanges and
more than 1.5 million individual shareholders.
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