EANS-News: Telekom Austria AG / Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019

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Annual Result/Quarterly Report

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  • Group total revenues increased by 4.1 %, with flat service revenues in Austria and Slovenia and growth in all other markets.
  • Mobile service revenues rose in all markets except for Slovenia and were mainly driven by the ongoing strong demand for mobile WiFi routers.
  • Fixed-line service revenues continued to grow, with a steady increase in solutions and connectivity revenues in Austria and further strong performance in Bulgaria.

o Mobile contract subscribers rose by 4.4 % year-on-year, with growth in all markets except for Bulgaria, which was impacted by the removal of inactive SIM cards in Q1 2019.
o Fixed-line RGUs decreased by 1.0 % year-on-year, as TV RGU growth mitigated the decline of fixed-line voice and fewer low-bandwidth broadband RGUs in Austria.

* Group EBITDA excluding restructuring charges increased by 8.2 % (reported:
+6.4 %), driven by higher service revenues.

o In Austria, EBITDA excluding restructuring charges rose slightly by 0.3 %, mostly enabled by operational efficiency.
o All international operations contributed to EBITDA growth, especially driven by Belarus, Serbia and Croatia.

  • Net result declined from EUR 42.5 mn in Q4 2018 to EUR 35.3 mn in Q4 2019, driven by higher deferred tax expenses due to an appreciation of affiliates.
  • Free cash flow increased from EUR 58.0 mn in Q4 2018 to EUR 89.4 mn in the reporting period, mostly driven by better operational performance and lower capital expenditures paid.
  • Guidance 2020: approximately 1-2 % higher revenues and CAPEX at EUR 770 mn excl. spectrum investments and acquisitions.

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issuer: Telekom Austria AG
Lassallestrasse 9
A-1020 Wien
phone: 004350664 47500
FAX:
mail: investor.relations@a1.group
WWW: www.a1.group
ISIN: AT0000720008
indexes: ATX, WBI
stockmarkets: Wien
language: English

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Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Martin Stenitzer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0) 50 664 23066
Email: martin.stenitzer@a1.group

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