DGAP-News:Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG: Preliminary results for January to December 2019
DGAP-News: Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG / Key word(s): Annual Results/Preliminary Results Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG: Preliminary results for January to December 2019 19.02.2020 / 07:30 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
MUNICH, 19 February 2020 Preliminary results  for January to December 2019 Telefónica Deutschland meets FY 2019 guidance across all metrics on sustained commercial momentum; aiming to accelerate growth profile - Underlying  revenue grew +1.9% year-on-year in FY 2019 and +1.2% in Q4 driven by continued strong demand for the O2 Free portfolio - Underlying  OIBDA (as per IAS 17) up +1.0% year-on-year in in FY 2019 and +1.7% year-on-year in Q4; integration synergies fully delivered - C/S ratio of 14.1% in 2019; focus on LTE roll-out and enhancing customer experience - Breakthrough in network quality with 3x "good" ratings in major German network tests - In 2020 and beyond, Telefónica Deutschland will continue to pursue the path of digital transformation and aims to further accelerate its growth trajectory in a 5G world leveraging a smart investment programme Fourth quarter 2019 operational & financial highlights - Mobile postpaid saw +456 thousand net additions in Q4 2019, driven by the O2 Free portfolio and strong partner trading (60% share of gross additions in the fourth quarter). Total postpaid churn stood at -1.5% in the fourth quarter while churn in the O2 brand remained on even lower levels of -1.2% leveraging the network quality improvements and the success of the O2 Free portfolio - LTE customer base stood at 24.6  million at the end of December 2019, an increase of +33.5% year-on-year, bringing the LTE penetration to 58%, +13 percentage points year-on-year. The ongoing adoption of LTE and the O2 Free portfolio with large data buckets continues to drive data growth with a CAGR of 50%. The average data usage by O2 Free customers reached 6 GB per month. - Underlying  revenue grew +1.2% year-on-year and reached EUR 1,990 million, mainly driven by the good performance of the O2 Free portfolio, while legacy base headwinds were further easing and somewhat offset ongoing regulatory impacts (e.g. RLAH, intra-EU calling, MTR cuts) as well as a slight decline in handset sales. Including negative regulatory effects of EUR -20 million, revenue was +0.2% year-on-year at EUR 1,970 million - Underlying4 mobile service revenue  (MSR) reflected the sustained traction of the own retail business and a solid partner performance and rose +2.1% year-on year to EUR 1,359 million. In reported terms, MSR stood at EUR 1,341 million, up +0.8% year-on-year and was thus again in positive territory after the turnaround in Q2 2019 - Handset revenue declined -2.9% year-on-year mainly on tougher comps vs a very strong prior year quarter, but still posting a strong number of EUR 432 million in Q4 19 on continued demand for high value handsets - Fixed-line revenue turned positive and grew by +2.0% year-on-year to reach EUR 189 million in Q4, supported by sustained operational traction. Fixed retail revenue maintained their upward trend and saw +2.3% year-on-year growth, reflecting the year-on-year higher customer base on strong demand for VDSL - OIBDA adjusted for exceptional and regulatory effects  based on IAS 17 posted growth of +1.7% year-on-year reaching EUR 520 million in Q4 19, reflecting market and transformation investments. The outcome reflects both a gradual ramp-up in savings from the D4G programme (gross benefits of ~EUR 15 million in Q4 19 and ca. EUR 40 million YTD) and the delivery of the final integration synergies (ca. EUR 5 million in Q4 and ca. EUR 40 million YTD). Under IFRS 16 accounting standards, underlying6 OIBDA totalled EUR 632 million, up +23.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2019. The OIBDA margin adjusted for exceptional and regulatory effects6 was flat (+0.1 percentage points year-on-year) at 26.1% under IAS 17 and expanded by +5.8 percentage points year-on-year to 31.8% under IFRS 16 - CapEx  stood at EUR 263 million with a C/S ratio of 13.3% mainly driven by LTE roll-out and the continued focus on enhancing customer experience in the network - Consolidated net financial debt  under IFRS 16 was EUR 3,860 million as of 31 December 2019 with a leverage ratio of 1.7x  ( 0.8x under IAS 17), benefitting from the deferral of spectrum payments. Thus, leverage was well below the self-defined target of at or below 2.5x Financial outlook 2020 In 2020, Telefónica Deutschland will continue to build on the achievements from the successful integration of Telefónica Deutschland and E-Plus, in particular economies of scale and the consolidated network as the basis for future growth. We will continue to pursue the path of digital transformation with our programme Digital4Growth, which we have launched in 2019 in order to make our business 'simpler, faster and better' and benefit from revenue and transformation gains. Our multi-brand and multi-channel strategy will remain the backbone of our go-to-market strategy that has a clear focus on ARPU-up and churn down. We expect pricing in the premium and discount segments to remain stable in 2020 as per the current market environment. As before, postpaid will remain the strongest value-generator for our business driven mainly by own brand performance. Prepaid will also remain an important pillar of our operational and financial performance; however, we expect the current trend of pre- to postpaid migration on the back of regulation to continue. In 2020, Telefónica Deutschland will be entering into the 5G era and we aim to further accelerate our growth trajectory in the word of 5G by capturing opportunities in the following three areas - Growing mobile market share in rural areas and reinforcing our strong position in urban areas - Smart bundling of fixed & mobile products and fixed-mobile-substitution to deliver technology-agnostic products for our customers - Seizing the B2B market opportunity, particularly in the SME segment These will form the basis for sustained mobile service revenue momentum. Handset revenue will continue to depend on market dynamics as well as the launch cycles and availability of new device generations. As in the past, handsets margins continue to be broadly neutral. In the fixed business, Telefónica Deutschland Group's technology-agnostic all-infrastructure positioning enables us to match individual customer needs with either VDSL, FTTx or cable. We expect regulatory changes to remain a headwind for the financial performance in 2020. Revenue will be affected by the negative effects of the termination rate cut for mobile voice minutes from EURc 0.95 to EURc 0.90 as of 1 December 2019 and the new regulation for intra-EU calls/SMS with a cap at EUR 0.19 per minute/EUR 0.06 per SMS since 15 May 2019. In total, we expect the negative regulatory impact on total revenue to amount to approx. EUR 20-30 million in 2020. Similarly, OIBDA performance will continue to reflect the negative usage elasticity effects from the roam-like-home and the before-mentioned intra-EU calls/SMS regulation as well as to a lesser extent the effects from termination rate cuts. In total, we expect the negative regulatory impact on OIBDA to amount to less than EUR 10 million in 2020. As a result, we expect total revenue in 2020 to be flat to slightly positive year-on-year. Against this background, we expect OIBDA adjusted for exceptional effects in 2020 to be broadly stable to slightly positive year-on-year. To capture these growth opportunities in revenue and OIBDA, Telefónica Deutschland has launched a two-year network-focused investment programme with a C/S peak in these years. It is centred on boosting rural coverage primarily with 4G and accelerating urban capacity primarily with 5G. Our investment profile foresees the re-farming of spectrum and efficient use of technologies including the envisaged switch-off of our 3G network by the end of 2022. For 2020, we expect C/S to be at 17-18%. Our assumptions are based on the expectation of continuity with regards to the competitive environment, economic conditions and existing wholesale relationships.
Financial Outlook 2020 Actual Outlook 2020 2019 Revenue EUR 7,399 flat to slightly positive million year-on-year OIBDA Adjusted for EUR 2,316 broadly stable to slightly exceptional effects million positive year-on-year Capex to Sales Ratio 14.1% 17 - 18%
Telefónica Deutschland operating performance 2019 Operating performance in mobile As of 31 December 2019 Telefónica Deutschland's mobile customer accesses grew by +2.4% year-on-year and reached 43.8 million  driven by the mobile postpaid business which posted a continued strong growth of +6.5% year-on-year and came to 23.7 million customers. At the end of December, mobile postpaid accounted for 54.1% of our total mobile base, a plus of +2.1 percentage points year-on-year. The mobile prepaid base stood at 20.1 million customers, a decline of only -2.2% year-on-year reflecting the prepaid to postpaid migration trend in the market post regulatory changes. Mobile postpaid had the best year since the merger and posted +1.5 million net additions in 2019 (+1.0 million net additions in 2018), thereof +456 thousand in the fourth quarter (+279 thousand in Q4 2018). This was driven by sustained demand for the O2 Free portfolio further supported by commercial invest to drive ARPU-up. Additionally, the contribution from partner brands remained strong and delivered 61% of gross additions in the full year period, supported by migrations to Telefónica Deutschland network. Mobile prepaid registered -447 thousand net disconnections in 2019 versus -1.3 million in 2018 on continued weaker demand for prepaid offers following regulatory changes in 2017 and the general market trend towards postpaid. Q4 posted -236 thousand net disconnections (-509 thousand in Q4 2018), thus a similar seasonality as in prior year. Postpaid churn was -1.5% in the full year and in Q4 respectively, an improvement of +0.1 percentage points year-on-year in 2019 and +0.3 percentage points year-on-year in the fourth quarter. O2 consumer postpaid churn remained even lower and saw a +0.1 percentage points year-on-year improvement to -1.3% in the full year period and to -1.2% in Q4 2019 respectively. The implied annualised churn rates in 2019 stood at -15.5% vs. -17.3% in 2018, thus providing clear evidence of an excellent customer experience in the O2 network, which was also acknowledged by 3 major network tests in Germany. Telefónica Deutschland achieved a breakthrough in network quality, scoring "good" for the first time in Chip, Computerbild and connect test. The LTE customer base reached 24.6  million accesses at year end, an increase of +33.5% year-on-year, supported by sustained demand for high-speed mobile data services. LTE-penetration was up +13.4 percentage points year-on-year across the base and reached 57.7%, while in postpaid LTE penetration continues to be significantly higher at 73.0%. ARPU trends continued to show the expected impact of regulation and legacy base effects, which was partly offset by visible ARPU accretive effects from the O2 Free portfolio and new value-added services. Postpaid ARPU declined by -4.0% year-on-year to reach EUR 14.3 in 2019 and -5.4% year-on-year to EUR 14.0 in the October to December period with lower inbound roaming in the final quarter of the year. Prepaid ARPU stood at EUR 6.0 in the 2019 and reached EUR 6.1 in Q4, a plus of +3.2% and +2.9% year-on-year respectively. The blended mobile ARPU reached EUR 10.0 in 2019 and Q4 respectively, a decline of -0.2% in 2019 and -1.4% in Q4. Our successful APRU-up strategy is reflected in own brand postpaid ARPU, which grew +0.9% year-on-year in 2019 despite continued regulatory headwinds. APRU-dynamics will be further enhanced by the new speed-tiered O2 Free unlimited tariffs launched on 4 February 2020. Operating performance in fixed The fixed broadband customer base totalled 2.2 million accesses at the end of December 2019, (up +6.1% year-on-year), with the VDSL base climbing + 14.6% year-on-year to 1.7 million to 75% of our fixed retail base. Fixed retail registered +127 thousand net additions in 2019, thereof +13 thousand in the last quarter on the back of continued strong demand for VDSL with +211 thousand net additions from January to December and +33 thousand in the fourth quarter. Thus, fixed churn was -1.0% both in 2019 and the fourth quarter of the year, an improvement of +0.3 percentage points and +0.1% percentage points respectively. The fixed retail ARPU reached EUR 23.3 in the full year and EUR 23.1 in Q4 (-5.0% year-on-year in 2019 and -4.0% in Q4) and reflects the year-on-year higher customer base as well as a higher share of bundles in the customer base. Telefónica Deutschland financial performance 2019 Revenue totalled EUR 7,399 million in 2019, up +1.1% year-on-year (EUR 1,970 million in the fourth quarter, +0.2% year-on-year) mainly driven by the turnaround in mobile service revenue since Q2 2019 which in combination with easing legacy base headwinds helped to offset ongoing regulatory impacts. At the same time, handset sales remained strong. Fixed revenue also crossed the zero-line in Q4 2019. Excluding negative regulatory effects of EUR -59 million (mainly MTR) , revenue was up +1.9% year-on-year in the full year and reached EUR 7,458 million and +1.2% year-on-year in Q4 to EUR 1,990 million. Mobile service revenue  (MSR) reflected the sustained traction of the own retail business as well as a solid partner performance and reached EUR 5,301 million (+0.6% year-on-year) in 2019 and EUR 1,341 million (+0.8% year-on-year) in the final quarter of the year on tougher comps and with lower inbound roaming. Excluding negative regulatory effects of EUR -54 million in 2019 (EUR -20 million in Q4), MSR grew by +1.7% year-on-year in the full year period and +2.1% year-on-year in Q4 2019 to EUR 5,355 million and EUR 1,359 million respectively. Handset revenue rose +5.8% year-on-year to EUR 1,346 million in the January to December period and declined -2.9% year-on-year in Q4 2019 vs a particularly strong prior year quarter; still post a strong number of EUR 432 million on continued demand for high value handsets. Fixed revenue reached EUR 741 million (-3.4% year-on-year) for FY 2019 and returned to growth in the final quarter of 2019, up +2.0% year-on-year to EUR 189 million driven by the higher retail customer base and strong VDSL demand. Thus, fixed retail revenue confirmed the turnaround achieved in Q3 2019 and posted -0.6% year-on-year for the 12 months period and growth of +2.3% year-on-year in the final quarter of the year. Other income stood at EUR 183 million in 2019 (+3.6% year-on-year) and EUR 63 million (+5.6% year-on-year) in the fourth quarter and is mainly related to the capitalisation of network rollout costs. Operating expenses totalled EUR 5,290 million in 2019 and EUR 1,413 million in Q4 and include exceptional  effects of EUR 23 million and EUR 1 million respectively mainly related to remaining rental obligations in the mobile and the legacy fixed network. The year-on-year decline of -7.2% in the full year and -8.9% year-on-year in the October to December period is mainly driven by the implementation of IFRS 16 accounting standards and its impact on operating lease expenses further helped by lower supplies as well as integration and transformation benefits. According to IAS 17, exceptional effects  reached EUR 52 million in 2019 and EUR 3 million in Q4. - Supplies stood at EUR 2,372 million, -3.5% lower year-on-year in the financial year 2019, and EUR at 694 million in Q4, -2.7% lower year-on-year; with benefits from the implementation of IFRS 16. Also, connectivity-related cost of sales (41% of supplies in 2019) came in lower year-on-year, as higher wholesale costs for outbound roaming and international calls within the EU were more than compensated by lower costs for voice termination. Hardware cost of sales (56% of supplies in the January to December period) were higher year-on-year in line with the solid demand for handsets. - Personnel expenses adjusted for restructuring costs of EUR -5 million (EUR -19 million in 2018) were -0.6% lower year-on-year in 2019 at EUR 587 million, primarily on the back of a lower FTE base versus prior year. Personnel expenses in Q4 2019 were slightly higher year-on-year (+1.5% in year-on-year) at EUR 145 million with no material restructuring costs (compared to EUR -16 million in the previous year) mainly on the back of inflation-related pay rises in the quarter. - Other operating expenses  totalled EUR 2,308 million in the financial year including exceptional16, 17 effects of EUR -17 million (EUR +2 million restructuring costs and EUR 576 million respectively in Q4). The significant decline of -10.0% year-on-year in 2019 (-12.7% in Q4) is due to the implementation of IFRS16 accounting standards and the resulting impact on operating lease expenses, excluding the before mentioned exceptional effects. Commercial costs and non-commercial costs made up 70% and 26% respectively in the January to December period. Operating Income before Depreciation and Amortisation (OIBDA) adjusted for exceptional  and regulatory effects  came to EUR 1,903 million based on IAS 17, +1.0% year-on year in 2019 (EUR 520 million, +1.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter). As per IFRS 16 accounting standards underlying19, 20 OIBDA increased by +24.9% year-on-year to EUR 2,353 million in the January to December period (+23.7% year-on-year to EUR 632 million in Q4). Exceptional effects19 are mainly restructuring costs related to remaining network rental agreements and provisions for severance payments. Regulatory effects were EUR -38 million in 2019 (EUR -13 million in Q4), mainly related to usage elasticity effects from the EU roaming and international calls regulation, with the latter coming into effect as of 15 May 2019. Including those exceptional and regulatory effects, OIBDA-based on IFRS 16 reached EUR 2,292 million, +27.6% year-on-year the full year period (EUR 620 million; +31.1% year-on-year in Q4). Telefónica Deutschland continued to invest into the market and in transformation to keep the momentum up and to generate sustainable revenue growth. We registered transformation gains of ~EUR 40 million in 2019 (~EUR 15 million in Q4), as well as the final roll-over effects from integration synergies of ~EUR 40 million (~EUR 5 million in Q4), thus meeting our target of a combined EUR 80 million in 2019. Thus, in combination with the below mentioned CapEx synergies we have also finally successfully delivered the updated synergy case with integration related savings of ~EUR 900 million in Operating Cash Flow. The underlying OIBDA margin19, 20 came to 31.6% in the full year period, up +5.8 percentage points year-on-year to under IFRS 16. Group fees reached EUR 34 million in 2019 and EUR 9 million in the October to December period. Depreciation & Amortisation increased +21.6% year-on-year to EUR 2,416 million in the January to December period, driven by the implementation of IFRS 16 as a bulk of the operating lease expenses become right-of-use assets on the balance sheet. As per IAS 17, Depreciation & Amortisation amounted to EUR 1,924 million, -3.2% y-o-y, mainly due individual assets in PPE and intangibles reaching the end of their useful life. The operating loss came to EUR -124 million in 2019 versus an operating loss of EUR -190 million in the same period of 2018. The net financial expenses for 2019 was to EUR -55 million compared to EUR -42 million in the prior year. The Company reported income tax expenses of EUR -33 million in financial year 2019 (EUR 3 million in 2018) The net loss in 2019 amounted to EUR -212 million, compared to a net loss of EUR -230 million in the same period of the prior year. CapEx  was EUR 1,044 million in 2019 (including final synergies of EUR ~40 million), a reflection of our continued focus on customer experience as the LTE roll-out is in full swing. Thus, C/S ratio came to 14.1% in the twelve months period and 13.3% in the fourth quarter (EUR 263 million). Operating cash flow (OIBDA minus CapEx23) reached EUR 1,248 million in 2019 (+50.2% year-on-year), mainly as a result of the positive IFRS 16 impacts on OIBDA. Free cash flow (FCF)  pre the dividend payment of EUR 803 million for the financial year 2018 and payments for spectrum (first tranche of EUR 87 million from the 2019 spectrum auction) came to EUR 1,023 million for FY 2019 under IFRS 16. Lease payments, primarily for leased lines and antenna sites, amounted to EUR -476  million. As a result, FCF aL (IAS 17) stood at EUR 547 million for the reporting period compared to EUR 733 million in the prior year. Working capital movements and adjustments were negative in the amount of EUR -148 million. This development was mainly driven by prepayments for incidental lease costs, low value and short term leases in connection with leased line and mobile site rental and other prepayments (EUR -55 million), a reduction in restructuring provisions (EUR -38 million) as well as other working capital movements in the amount of EUR -135 million. The latter include silent factoring transactions for handset receivables in the gross amount of EUR 677 million, which were outweighed by other working capital movements, including a reduction in trade and other payables. These were outweighed by other working capital movements, including a reduction in trade and other payables. In addition, 2019 working capital dynamics were effected by usual prepayment for wholesale contracts and a reduction of inventories. Consolidated net financial debt  under IFRS 16 was EUR 3,860 million as of 31 December 2019 with a leverage ratio of 1.7x  ( 0.8x under IAS 17), benefitting from the deferral of spectrum payments. Thus, leverage was well below the self-defined target of at or below 2.5x which leaves solid headroom with regards to our BBB-rating by Fitch. APPENDIX - DATA TABLES Please refer to the following link to access the download of the data tables. Thank you. https://www.telefonica.de/investor-relations-en/publications/financial-publications.html Further information Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Investor Relations Georg-Brauchle-Ring 50 80992 München Dr. Veronika Bunk-Sanderson, Director Communications & Investor Relations Marion Polzer, Head of Investor Relations Eugen Albrecht, Senior Investor Relations Officer Pia Hildebrand, Investor Relations Officer Abigail Gooren, Investor Relations Officer Saskia Puth, Office Manager Investor Relations (t) +49 89 2442 1010 firstname.lastname@example.org www.telefonica.de/investor-relations Disclaimer: This document contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements and expectations about Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG (in the following "the Company" or "Telefónica Deutschland") that reflect the current views and assumptions of Telefónica Deutschland's management with respect to future events, including financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations which may refer, among others, to the intent, belief or current prospects of the customer base, estimates regarding, among others, future growth in the different business lines and the global business, market share, financial results and other aspects of the activity and situation relating to the Company. Forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections. The forward-looking statements in this document can be identified, in some instances, by the use of words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "believes", and similar language or the negative thereof or by forward-looking nature of discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. Such forward-looking statements, by their nature, are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond Telefónica Deutschland's control and other important factors that could cause actual developments or results to materially differ from those expressed in or implied by the Company's forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those discussed or identified in fuller disclosure documents filed by Telefónica Deutschland with the relevant Securities Markets Regulators, and in particular, with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - BaFin). The Company offers no assurance that its expectations or targets will be achieved. Analysts and investors, and any other person or entity that may need to take decisions, or prepare or release opinions about the shares / securities issued by the Company, are cautioned not to place undue reliance on those forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Past performance cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. Except as required by applicable law, Telefónica Deutschland undertakes no obligation to revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events and circumstances after the date of this presentation, including, without limitation, changes in Telefónica Deutschland's business or strategy or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. The financial information and opinions contained in this document are unaudited and are subject to change without notice. This document contains summarised information or information that has not been audited. In this sense, this information is subject to, and must be read in conjunction with, all other publicly available information, including if it is necessary, any fuller disclosure document published by Telefónica Deutschland. None of the Company, its subsidiaries or affiliates or by any of its officers, directors, employees, advisors, representatives or agents shall be liable whatsoever for any loss however arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of this document its content or otherwise arising in connection with this document. This document or any of the information contained herein do not constitute, form part of or shall be construed as an offer or invitation to purchase, subscribe, sale or exchange, nor a request for an offer of purchase, subscription, sale or exchange of shares / securities of the Company, or any advice or recommendation with respect to such shares / securities. This document or a part of it shall not form the basis of or relied upon in connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever. These written materials are especially not an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Japan. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption there from. No money, securities or other consideration from any person inside the United States is being solicited and, if sent in response to the information contained in these written materials, will not be accepted.  Unless indicated otherwise, all financial KPIs and year-on-year comparisons published in this document are prepared in accordance with IFRS accounting standards as adopted by the European Union. Financial KPIs for 2019 therefore include the effects of the implementation of IFRS 16 as of 1 January 2019  Excluding the negative impact from regulatory changes; mainly driven by the MTR regulation (mobile termination rate cut to EURc 0.95 per minute as of 1 Dec 2018 and EURc 0.90 per minute as of 1 Dec 2019) and the EU international call regulation from 15 May 2019 and remaining effects from the RLH regulation  Adjusted for exceptional effects and excluding the negative impact from regulatory changes; mainly usage elasticity effects from the European roaming regulation and the international call regulation within the EU  Includes a technical database adjustment of 3.2 million customer in Q4-2019  Excluding the negative impact from regulatory changes; mainly driven by the MTR regulation (mobile termination rate cut to EURc 0.95 per minute as of 1 Dec 2018 and EURc 0.90 per minute as of 1 Dec 2019) and the EU international call regulation from 15 May 2019 and remaining effects from the RLH regulation  Mobile service revenues include base fees and fees paid by our customers for the usage of voice, SMS and mobile data services. Also, access and interconnection fees as well as other charges levied on our partners for the use of our network are included  Exceptional effects were EUR 23 million of restructuring expenses in the period January to December 2019 (EUR 52 million based on IAS 17). The difference between restructuring charges under IAS 17 and IFRS 16 is due to the fact that certain IAS 17 operating lease commitments require the recognition of provisions, whereas those are recognised as lease liabilities under IFRS 16. Regulatory effects amounted to EUR -38 million in the period January to December 2019  Excluding additions from capitalised right-of-use assets (as of 1 January 2019) and excluding additions from capitalised finance leases (till 31 December 2018)  Net financial debt includes current and non-current interest-bearing financial assets and interest-bearing liabilities as well as cash and cash equivalents and excludes the payables for the spectrum auction  Leverage ratio is defined as net financial debt divided by the OIBDA for the last twelve months adjusted for exceptional effects  Based on 6 months inactivity accounting, mobile customer base stood at 46.0 million accesses and our total access base reached 50.4 million  Includes a technical database adjustment of 3.2 million customer in Q4-2019  Mobile termination rates were lowered to EURc 0.95 per minute (from EURc 1.07 per minute) as of 1 Dec 2018 and to EURc 0.90 per minute as of 1 December 2019  Mobile service revenues include base fees and fees paid by our customers for the usage of voice, sms and mobile data services. Also, access and interconnection fees as well as other charges levied on our partners for the use of our network are included  Exceptional effects were EUR 22 million of restructuring expenses in the period January to December 2019 (EUR 50 million based on IAS 17)  The difference between restructuring charges under IAS 17 and IFRS 16 is due to the fact that certain IAS 17 operating lease commitments require the recognition of provisions, whereas those are recognised as lease liabilities under IFRS 16  Includes other expenses and impairment losses in accordance with IFRS 9  Exceptional effects were EUR 22 million of restructuring expenses in the period January to December 2019 (EUR 50 million based on IAS 17). The difference between restructuring charges under IAS 17 and IFRS 16 is due to the fact that certain IAS 17 operating lease commitments require the recognition of provisions, whereas those are recognised as lease liabilities under IFRS 16  Regulatory effects amounted to EUR -38 million in the period January to December 2019  Excluding additions from capitalised right-of-use assets (as of 1 January 2019) and excluding additions from capitalised finance leases (till 31 December 2018)  Free cash flow pre dividends and payments for spectrum (FCF) is defined as the sum of cash flow from operating activities and cash flow from investing activities and does not contain payments for investments in spectrum as well as related interest payments  Financial lease payments under IFRS16 amounted to EUR -484 million and to EUR 8 million under IAS 17  Net financial debt includes current and non-current interest-bearing financial assets and interest-bearing liabilities as well as cash and cash equivalents and excludes the payables for the spectrum auction  Leverage ratio is defined as net financial debt divided by the OIBDA for the last twelve months adjusted for exceptional effects.
19.02.2020 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.de
Language: English Company: Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Georg-Brauchle-Ring 50 80992 München Germany Phone: +49 (0)89 24 42 0 Internet: www.telefonica.de ISIN: DE000A1J5RX9 WKN: A1J5RX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange EQS News ID: 978019 MDAX TecDAX End of News DGAP News Service