Results for the First Quarter 2017

Vienna, 24 April 2017

Highlights First Quarter 2017

  • Group total revenues and EBITDA increased by 4.1% and 0.6% respectively on a proforma basis
  • Revenues and EBITDA included the following one-off and FX effects:
  • A positive one-off effect in Austria in the amount of EUR 10.6 mn in fixed-line and other revenues in Q1 2017, stemming from the reversal of an accrual for wholesale services.
    • A positive one-off effect of EUR 3.6 mn in the Austrian segment in other operating income in Q1 2017, stemming from a release of an asset retirement obligation.
    • A positive EUR 7.0 mn one-off effect in Austria in cost of equipment in Q1 2016, stemming from the harmonisation of value adjustments for handsets.
    • Positive FX effects in Q1 2017: EUR 11.9 mn in revenues and EUR 5.5 mn in EBITDA.
  • Operationally, revenue growth was mostly a consequence of improved service revenue trends, but also higher equipment revenues; negative roaming impact in line with expectations
  • EBITDA excl. one-off and FX effects was driven by roaming losses and an increase in revenue-related service costs and cost of equipment, despite better service revenues
  • Austria: Excluding one-off effects revenues remained almost stable while EBITDA decreased by 1.9% due to roaming losses.
  • CEE: Ongoing strong operational trends in Croatia and Belarus, continuing improvements in Bulgaria
  • Group outlook1 2017 unchanged: approx. +1% total revenues, CAPEX2 of approx. EUR 725 mn
Key performance indicators in EUR million Q1 2017 reported Q1 2016 proforma % change
Total revenues 1,058.9 1,017.5 4.1
EBITDA 339.5 337.4 0.6
% total revenues 32.1% 33.2%  
EBIT 126.4 119.5 5.9
% total revenues 11.9% 11.7%  
Wireless indicators Q1 2017 reported Q1 2016 proforma % change
Wireless subscribers (thousands) 20,621.7 20,529.2 0.5
thereof postpaid 15,074.4 14,803.5 1.8
thereof prepaid 5,547.4 5,725.8 -3.1
MoU (per Ø subscriber) 302.4 298.4 1.3
ARPU (EUR) 8.5 8.4 0.7
Churn (%) 2.0% 2.0%  
Wireline indicators Q1 2017 reported Q1 2016 proforma % change
RGUs (thousands) 5,920 5,888.1 0.5

All financial figures are based on IFRS; if not stated otherwise, all comparisons are given year-on-year. EBITDA is defined as net income excluding financial result, income taxes, depreciation and amortisation and impairment charges.
1 Outlook based on reported numbers
 2 Does not include investment in spectrum and acquisitions.

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