Telefónica Deutschland:Strong results in third quarter

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  • 12.5 percent growth in OIBDA
  • Data revenue up 28.3 percent
  • Wireless service revenue up 5.6 percent
  • 10.3 percent more contract customers
MUNICH. Today Telefónica Deutschland publishes its results for the first time as a listed company. Despite a competitive market, the strong third-quarter results underline its sustained growth. The company saw a rise in contract customers as well as data revenue, while the operative result (OIBDA) continued its positive trajectory.

The third quarter results bear out Telefónica Deutschland's growth strategy. The company increased its number of total accesses (wireless, fixed network, wholesale) to 25.3 million euro, an increase of 4.1 percent on the same period last year. The postpaid segment, in particular, showed strong growth, gaining 171,000 new customers in Q3. And the prepaid business also continued to grow, doubling its number of new customers compared to the previous quarter. Wireless service revenue increased 5.6 percent compared with the third quarter of 2011 to reach 812 million euro. And with a 6.9 percent increase over the same period, wireless revenue (including the hardware business) grew to 977 million euro in Q3. Total revenue added to the positive trend, gaining 4.1 percent in Q3 2012.

"In the last few years we've written a successful growth story," says René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Deutschland. "This is also reflected in mobile service revenue. Here we are number three in the market," Schuster added. The data business is once again a key growth driver. Non-SMS data revenue rose 28.3 percent compared with the third quarter of 2011. Another very positive result was data ARPU, which was 8.1 percent higher than the third quarter of the previous year. This also drove up average monthly revenue per user (ARPU) to 14.00 euro compared to the second quarter of 2012.

"Having another positive result in a competitive market environment shows that we are pursuing the right strategy for profitable growth," says Rachel Empey, CFO of Telefónica Deutschland. The operative result (OIBDA) showed a strong increase of 12.5 percent compared with Q3 2011, and, at 1.9 percentage points, there was a noticeable gain of the OIBDA margin in the same period, which now stands at 25.7 percent.

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Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its wholly-owned, operationally active subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 105 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.


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