OIBDA(1) up by a substantial 20.5%(2) in the 2015 financial year | Mobile service revenues stable (+0.1%) in line with guidance | Low to mid single-digit percentage OIBDA growth targeted in 2016 as integration continues with a number of major projects | Mobile service revenues expected to be slightly negative to broadly stable in 2016 in a market that remains challenging | Proposed cash dividend for 2015 unchanged at 0.24 Euro per share
Telefónica Deutschland will from now on apply innovative methods of data analysis for its network planning. Telefónica has developed an algorithm that aligns in particular the expansion of the LTE network to meet the customers’ actual needs. This new algorithm for the best network experience allows for an optimum management of investments and targeted improvements of customers’ experience.
Telefónica in Germany now also offers payment through mobile phone billing for the Windows Store. This way, all O2 contract and prepaid customers can quickly and conveniently purchase digital content such as apps, games, and music in the new Windows Store – whether they are on their Windows 10 notebook, tablet, PC. This easy and convenient way of paying via phone bill is now available for O2 customers in all major app stores.
Creation of consolidated network with optimal distribution of transmitter sites | Customers will benefit from combined strength of O2 and E-Plus network infrastructure | Network integration to begin with GSM and UMTS – joint LTE from mid-2016 | Telefónica starts planned realization of large-scale synergies in the network
2015 OIBDA outlook updated to 15 to 20% y-o-y growth(1,2) | Broadly stable mobile service revenues expected / + 0.4%(1) in the first nine months | Proposal for cash dividend(3) of 0.24 Euro/share for the financial year 2015
Strong 13.5% y-o-y(1) increase of OIBDA in the second quarter reflects early benefits from integration and ongoing focus on customer base development | Revenue growth of 2.1% y-o-y for the first six months 2015 leveraging momentum in the market and focus on mobile data monetisation | Tangible results for customers from 3G national roaming and LTE expansion
Agreement supports Telefónica Deutschland in the fast realisation of synergies from network integration | Telefónica Deutschland takes the next step to optimize customers network experience and accelerates LTE roll-out | Telekom customers to benefit from the additional power of the mobile network
With immediate effect, customers in the O2 and E-Plus network benefit from a very good UMTS network. This week, Telefónica Deutschland completed its technical large-scale project as planned, with national roaming between the UMTS networks of O2 and E-Plus having been activated. By consequence, Telefónica now offers the densest UMTS coverage in urban regions, expanding it further in rural areas.
Tangible customer benefits due to network enhancements and attractive new products | Revenues grow 2.9% y-o-y to 1.90 billion Euro | Mobile service revenues increase by 1.5% y-o-y | Strong underlying OIBDA (+5.7% y-o-y) reflects focus on customer base development | Outlook and synergy target for 2015 confirmed | CEO Thorsten Dirks: “We came out of the blocks well at the start of the year”
26. März 2015
Annual business report 2014 published:
Building the leading digital Telco
Telefónica Deutschland is using the merger with E-Plus to position itself as leading digital telecommunications company. This goal is also the title of the presently published Annual Report 2014: Building the leading digital Telco. It documents our strategy and shows first successful steps on our path towards becoming a digital telecommunications provider.
Number of customer accesses increased to 47.7 million at year-end 2014 | Integration process fully on track with first milestones successfully completed | Combined annual revenues of 7.79 billion Euro in 2014 | Underlying combined(1) OIBDA reached 1.46 billion Euro in 2014 | OIBDA excluding material extraordinary effects to increase by more than 10% in 2015
On January 2, 2015 Telefónica Deutschland has closed the deal regarding the planned transfer of yourfone GmbH (a company of E-Plus) with long-time business associate Drillisch AG as announced in mid-November. Drillisch acquires yourfone GmbH including all trademark rights, customers and staff.
374 thousand net additions in mobile postpaid customer segment | Sustained improvement in revenue trend | Strong conversion of operating cash flow into free cash flow | Integration of E-Plus Group started at full speed | Confirmed synergies of more than 5 billion Euro
Thorsten Dirks nominated as new CEO | Markus Haas in charge for all joint operations as COO | Rachel Empey takes responsibility for finance and strategy as CFO | Munich remains headquarters of the company