Telefonica SA (TDE) - Financial Highlights January-September 2012
RNS Number : 5157Q
07 November 2012
· Consolidation of sequential improvement in OIBDA which, for the
second straight quarter, showed quarter-on-quarter growth across all regions
and is reflected in higher margins:
o Third quarter consolidated OIBDA (5,351 million euros) increased 1.8%
sequentially in underlying terms and reached 15,782 million euros in the first
nine months of 2012.
o Underlying OIBDA margin for the third quarter was 35.1% (33.7% in the
first half), with a significant improvement in year-on-year trends (-0.5 p.p.
in the quarter; -2.3 p.p. up to June).
o This performance reflects efficiency gains derived from the transformation
initiatives launched in the last 12 months.
· Inflection point in EPS, which stood at 0.36 euros in the third
quarter in underlying terms, registering an outstanding improvement both
sequentially (+4.8%) and year-on-year (+0.5% vs. declines registered in
previous quarters). Underlying net income in the first nine months of 2012
amounted to 4,414 million euros (3,455 million euros in reported terms), while
underlying EPS reached 0.98 euros.
· Significant improvement in financial flexibility, with a sharp
reduction in net financial debt during the quarter (-2,304 million euros) and
a major increase in liquidity following the refinancing of nearly 5,400
million euros from August to mid-October:
o Higher cash flow generation and asset disposals in the third quarter drove
a 4% reduction in net financial debt from the end of June.
o Post-closing of the third quarter, debt could be cut further by 3,183
million euros thanks to the rapid execution of asset disposals and the
preferred shares swap for treasury stock.
o The Company's debt maturities are covered beyond 2014 thanks to the
proactive refinancing policy, which has enabled it to raise more than 13,000
million euros year to date, more than in full year 2011.
· Sustained growth in main revenue drivers, Latin America and mobile
o Telefónica Latinoamérica's revenues continued posting strong year-on-year
growth (+5.9%) and represented 49% of consolidated revenues, exceeding
revenues from the European operations for the first time.
o Mobile data revenues continued showing strong dynamism, rising by 14.2%
year-on-year to account for more than 34% of consolidated mobile service
o Consolidated revenues in the first nine months of the year (46,519 million
euros) were practically flat year-on-year (-0.3%), impacted by mixed
performances in Europe and regulation. Excluding the impact of regulation,
revenues increased by 1.1% year-on-year.
o Total accesses increased by 5% year-on-year to 314 million accesses at the
end of September 2012, underpinned by solid growth in mobile broadband
accesses (+40% year-on-year).
· The Company reiterates its guidance for 2012 and the dividend
announced for 2013 (0.75 euros per share).
Comments from César Alierta, Executive Chairman:
"We have continued executing our strategy in recent months, achieving very
visible progress in priority areas for the Company.
On the results, during the third quarter of the year there has been a
consolidation of the recovery trend initiated in the second quarter, with an
outstanding sequential improvement in underlying earnings per share, which
stood at 0.36 euros per share in the quarter, returning to positive
year-on-year growth. This improvement was underpinned by the
quarter-on-quarter growth in OIBDA across all regions, thanks to the
transformation initiatives to enhance our efficiency and the benefits of our
On the financial side, we have significantly improved our financial position
since the end of June, with a net debt reduction of over 2,300 million euros
in the third quarter on the back of a strong improvement in free cash flow and
the execution of asset disposals. Post-third quarter, we have further reduced
our debt by an amount close to 3,200 million euros. At the same time, we have
proactively refinanced over 13,000 million euros year to date, having access
to diversified financing sources, which has led to an important increase in
And from a strategic standpoint, we continue making progress in our
transformation into a "Digital Telco", achieving significant milestones such
as the launch of the best convergent offer in Spain, the new IPTV platform in
Brazil and the rollout of new M2M services.
In conclusion, we are making further progress in our transformation journey
and the results achieved so far make us feel more positive about the future
despite tough conditions".
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
(Euros in millions)
January - September % Chg
2012 2011 Reported Organic
Revenues 46,519 46,672 (0.3) (0.8)
Telefónica 22,578 21,317 5.9 6.4
Telefónica Europe 22,512 24,045 (6.4) (7.7)
Other companies & 1,429 1,310 9.1
OIBDA 15,782 14,251 10.7 (5.3)
Telefónica 7,906 7,743 2.1 2.9
Telefónica Europe 7,950 6,463 23.0 (12.8)
Other companies & (73) 45 c.s.
OIBDA margin 33.9% 30.5% 3.4 p.p. (1.6 p.p.)
Telefónica 35.0% 36.3% (1.3 p.p.) (1.2 p.p.)
Telefónica Europe 35.3% 26.9% 8.4 p.p. (2.1 p.p.)
Operating Income (OI) 8,009 6,696 19.6 (11.2)
Telefónica 4,136 4,187 (1.2) 0.7
Telefónica Europe 4,187 2,681 56.2 (20.9)
Other companies & (314) (171) 83.2
Net income 3,455 2,733 26.4
Basic earnings per 0.77 0.60 28.9
CapEx 5,699 6,625 (14.0) 3.5
Telefónica 2,986 3,197 (6.6) 6.7
Telefónica Europe 2,400 3,171 (24.3) (5.5)
Other companies & 313 256 22.2
OpCF (OIBDA-CapEx) 10,083 7,626 32.2 (9.5)
Telefónica 4,920 4,545 8.2 0.8
Telefónica Europe 5,550 3,292 68.6 (15.6)
Other companies & (386) (211) 82.9
- Reconciliation included in the excel spreadsheets.
- OIBDA and OI are presented before brand fees and management fees.
- OIBDA margin calculated as OIBDA over revenues.
- 2011 and 2012 reported figures include the hyperinflationary adjustments in
Venezuela in both years.
- CapEx includes 38 million euros from the spectrum acquired, mainly
corresponding to Venezuela (32) in the third quarter of 2012 and to Nicaragua
(5) in the first quarter of 2012. In 2011, it includes 423 million euros from
the spectrum acquired in Brazil (354), Costa Rica (69) in Q2 11 and 669 from
the spectrum acquired in Spain in Q3 11.
- From January 1st, 2012, and due to the implementation of the new
organization announced in September 2011, companies related to the digital
world and global resources that were previously included in the consolidation
perimeter of T.Latinoamérica (Terra, Medianetworks Perú, Wayra and the joint
venture Wanda), T. España and T. Europe (TIWS, TNA, Jajah, Tuenti and Terra
España) have been excluded from their consolidation perimeters and are
included within "Other companies and eliminations". Additionally, from the
beginning of the year, the perimeter of consolidation of T.Europe includes
T.España. As a result, the results of T. Europe, T. Latinoamérica and "Other
companies and eliminations" have been restated for the fiscal year 2011, to
reflect the above mentioned new organization. As this is an intragroup change,
Telefónica consolidated results for 2011 are not affected.
- Organic criteria: In financial terms, it assumes constant average exchange
rates as of January-September 2011, and excludes hyperinflation accounting in
Venezuela. Therefore, in OIBDA and OI terms, the first nine months of 2011
exclude the positive impact of the partial sale of our stake in Portugal
Telecom (+183 million euros), and the provisions for the redundancy program in
Spain (-2,671 million euros). In OIBDA and OI terms, the first nine months of
2012 exclude the capital loss of China Unicom (-97 million euros).
Telefónica's CapEx excludes spectrum investment and, in 2011, real estate
commitments in relation to the new Telefónica headquarters in Barcelona.
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