Telecom Lead Europe: Vodafone group has posted 1.2
percent increase in revenues to 46.4 billion euro for the year ended March 31,
2012, against 45.8 billion euro for the year ended March 31, 2011.
Capex stood at 6.3 billion euro for 2012, up 2.3 percent,
as compared to 6.2 billion for 2011.
For the year 202, the company has posted 42.8 billion
euro group service revenue, representing 0.3 percent increase.
The total voice revenue stood at 25.6 billion euro in
2012, as compared to 27.21 billion euro in 2011. On the other hand, messaging
revenue grew to 5.2 billion euro in 2012, against 5.08 billion euro for 2011.
The group has posted significant growth for its data
services, as its revenue from this segment stood at 6.2 billion euro in 2012,
as compared to 5.1 billion euro in 2011.
Furthermore, the group posted 3.6 billion euro revenue
for the fixed line segment in 2012, against 3.4 billion euro a year earlier.
The group’s EBITDA down 1.3 percent at 14.5 billion euro
in 2012, against 14.7 billion euro a year earlier.
For 2012, the group posted 11.19 billion euro for
operating profit, up 99.9 percent, as compared to 5.59 billion euro a year
Our focus on the key growth areas of data,
emerging markets and enterprise is positioning us well in a difficult
macroeconomic environment. Our commercial performance and our ability to
leverage scale continue to be strong, enabling us to gain or hold market share
in most of our key markets, and reduce the rate of margin decline. Our robust
cash generation and the dividend received from Verizon Wireless have enabled us
to translate this operational success into good returns for shareholders,” said
Vittorio Colao, Group chief executive.
For 2013, the company expects adjusted operating profit
to be in the range of 11.1 billion pounds to 11.9 billion pounds and free cash
flow in the range of 5.3 billion pounds to 5.8 billion pounds, excluding any
income dividends received from VZW.
Our goal over the next three years is to continue to
strengthen our technology and commercial platforms through reliable and secure high
speed data networks, significantly enhanced customer service across all
channels, and improved data pricing models, to enrich customers’ experience and
maximize our share of value in the markets in which we operate,” Colao added.