Telekom Austria revenue rises 1.4% in 3Q16; capex up 19.6%

Telekom Austria Group total revenues for Q3 2016 increased to EUR 1,073.2 mn (+1.4% year-on-year on a pro-forma-basis) as higher equipment revenues more than outweighed the negative roaming impact.

Group EBITDA rose by 7.5% year-on-year on a pro-forma basis, which includes effects of M&A transactions executed during the last twelve months.

Capex for Q3 increased to EUR 205.1 mn (+19.6%).

In Austria, the company reported 11.6% Y-o-Y EBITDA growth driven by a positive one-off as well as a positive restructuring effect. Reported total revenues remained stable (+0.2%)


In Belarus, the company’s total revenue and EBITDA grew 20.5% and 19.5% respectively year-on-year in local currency.

In the Bulgarian segment, total revenues increased by 4.5% mostly due to higher equipment revenues. Total revenues in the Croatian segment rose by 8.5% and were driven by better trends in the mobile and ongoing growth in the fixed-line business.

In the Slovenian segment, total revenues rose by 0.5%. Reported total revenues in the Serbian segment rose by 5.2% driven by higher equipment revenues. In the Republic of Macedonia, total revenues were 7.0% lower.
Strong performance in Croatia was driven by better trends in mobile and ongoing fixed-line growth.

Overall, mobile subscriber base was decreased by 0.3% Y-o-Y. In general, CEE markets saw a shift from prepaid to postpaid offers while Austria registered an increase in the prepaid share of the customer base. The number of revenue generating units (RGUs) rose by 1.7%.

“The abolition of retail roaming has been almost fully compensated due to strong performance of Telekom Austria Group. Still, we see the impact on revenues even though reaching a growth of 4.7 percent,” said Alejandro Plater, CEO & COO Telekom Austria Group. “On EBITDA side a plus of 7.5 percent shows that our company is well on track and our strategy pays off.”

“By implementing a modern way of leadership, a learning and development platform for our employees and our new Business Unit Digital we lay the fundament for the ongoing transformation process and future growth potential. Our goal is the empowerment of digital life for our customers,” Plater added.

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