OrascomTelecom Hldgs (OTLD) - Orascom Telecom - Earnings Release 3Q12 RNS Number : 0721R Orascom Telecom Holdings S.A.E 14 November 2012 Click on, or paste the following link into your web browser, to view the associated PDF document. http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/0721R_-2012-11-14.pdf Cairo/London (November 14, 2012), Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. ('OTH', or 'the Group') (EGX: ORTE.CA, ORAT EY. LSE: ORTEq.L, OTLD LI), a leading provider of mobile telecommunications in Africa, Asia and North America, announces its consolidated financial and operating results for the period ending September 30, 2012, demonstrating 14% subscribers growth, 6% revenue growth and EBITDA growth on an organic basis year on year (YoY). 1. 3Q12 Highlights^1 · Total subscribers surpassed85 million, an increase of 14%^2 YoY. · Revenuesreached USD 885 million, exhibiting an organic^3 growth of 6% YoY. · EBITDA amounted to USD 425 million, showing an organic^3 growth of 6% YoY, driven by top line growth and operational excellence initiatives despite the negative impact from Ramadan. · Stable YoY group EBITDA margin of 48.1%. EBITDA margins for the subsidiaries were as follows: Djezzy 58.3%, Mobilink 43.0%, banglalink 29.4%, and Telecel Globe 47.7%. · Net income before minority interest stood at USD 111 million, mainly driven by foreign exchange gain coupled with healthy profit from continuing operations. Net income attributable to equity holders amounted to USD 106 million compared to a net loss of USD 1.5 million for the same period last year. · Net debt^4 stood at USD 2,981 million, a slight decrease of over 1%; Net Debt/EBITDA of 1.9x as at September 30, 2012. Table 1: Group key indicators Total subscribers 85,285 75,027 13.7% 85,285 75,027 13.7% Revenues (USD) 884,714 925,453 (4.4%) 6% 2,718,422 2,739,867 (0.8%) EBITDA (USD) 425,477 448,175 (5.1%) 6% 1,329,155 1,300,301 2.2% EBITDA margin 48.1% 48.4% (0.3) 48.9% 47.5% 1.4 Net income (USD) 110,669 9,692 n.m. 263,145 783,822 (66.4%) EPS (USD per GDR) 0.14 0.72 (80.6%) 0.24 0.72 (66.7%) Capex (USD) 55,184 128,032 (56.9%) 198,683 277,171 (28.3%) 1. Income Statement and Balance Sheet figures are in US dollars in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). 2. Excluding Alfa, Mobinil, koryolink and Powercom Ltd. subscribers from last year for comparative purposes. 3. Organic growth for Revenue and EBITDA: non-IFRS financial measures that reflect changes in Revenue and EBITDA excluding foreign currency movements and other factors, which includes business under liquidation, disposals, mergers and acquisitions (Please refer to glossary of terms for the definition of "organic growth"). 4. Net debt is calculated as a sum of short term debt, long term debt, less cash and cash equivalents. Note: Figures for the period ending 30 September 2011 were represented to reflect the effect of the spun-off assets. Ahmed Abou Doma, Chief Executive Officer, commented on the results: We are pleased to announce Orascom Telecom's third quarter results. Our operations witnessed solid performance inlocal currency terms. Nevertheless, the fluctuation of local currencies against the US dollar continued to adversely affect our IFRS consolidated results. Consolidated revenue and group EBITDA recorded an organic growth of 6%, another testimony to strong operational excellence initiatives across all of our operations, leading to profitable growth for yet another quarter. Total subscribers surpassed the 85 million mark, achieving 14% growth YoY, mainly driven by the increase in banglalink's subscribers, up 21% YoY. Growth in consolidated revenues resulted from strong subscriber growth and an increase in data and VAS uptake in our main subsidiaries, namely in Algeria, Pakistan and Bangladesh. EBITDA increased as a result of this growth and cost savings in our major subsidiaries. 2. Performance Review 2-1 Subscribers^1 Table 2: Subscriber base Djezzy, Algeria 17,693,940 16,288,615 8.6% Mobilink, Pakistan 36,073,988 33,415,696 8.0% banglalink, Bangladesh 26,775,921 22,139,953 20.9% Telecel Globe^2 4,230,847 2,825,056 49.8% Subtotal 84,774,696 74,669,320 13.5% Wind Canada, Canada 510,484 357,983 42.6% Total 85,285,180 75,027,303 13.7% Total subscribers increased by 14% YoY exceeding 85 million subscribers at the end of the quarter, mainly driven by 21% subscriber growth in Bangladesh. banglalink's subscriber base is now nearing 27 million, supported by particularly strong gross additions to the network towards the end of this quarter. In Algeria, Djezzy grew its subscriber base by 9% YoY, as a result of continued subscriber acquisition and active retention efforts through the "Imtiyaz" loyalty program. In Pakistan, Mobilink subscribers increased 8% YoY as a result of customer acquisitions coupled with lower churn compared to the previous year. Telecel Globe subscribers increased nearly 50% compared to the previous year, mainly driven by strong additions in Zimbabwe, leading to an increase of 92% YoY in Zimbabwe's subscriber base. In Canada, Wind Mobile grew its subscriber base by 43% compared to 3Q 2011, through its continued focus on "Value Plus" attracting postpaid additions to the network. 1. For comparative purposes, the subscriber base for 3Q 2011 was represented to reflect the impact of the demerger of Mobinil, koryolink and Alfa. 2. Including Zimbabwe. 2-2 Revenues Table 3: Revenues in US dollars GSM Djezzy 447,390 (8.1%) (1.9%) Algeria 486,672 1,375,475 1,402,720 Mobilink, 269,415 (4.3%) 0.2% Pakistan 281,491 850,591 848,530 banglalink, 144,459 11.7% 8.7% Bangladesh 129,306 416,200 383,013 Telecel Globe, 22,555 21,340 5.7% 67,834 69,940 (3.0%) Africa^2 Total GSM 883,819 (3.8%) 0.2% 918,809 2,710,100 2,704,203 Telecom Services Ring (86.5%) (76.7%) 895 6,644 8,322 35,664 Total Consolidated 884,714 925,453 (4.4%) 2,718,422 2,739,867 (0.8%) Revenues Table 4: Revenues in local currency GSM Djezzy, Algeria (DZD) 36.2 35.4 2.3% 106.3 101.8 4.4% Mobilink, Pakistan (PKR) 25.5 24.4 4.5% 78.6 72.9 7.8% banglalink, Bangladesh(BDT) 11.8 9.6 22.9% 34.2 28.0 22.1% Revenues for the third quarter were adversely affected by the local currency devaluation against the US dollar in Algeria and Pakistan, leading to weaker US dollar performance compared to solid profitable growth in local currency terms. In Algeria, revenues increased by 2% in local currency terms in comparison to 3Q 2011, while showing an 8% decline in US dollar terms. The increase in revenues is mostly due to a larger subscriber base, as well as on-going customer retention programs. In Pakistan, revenues for 3Q 2012 increased over 4% in local currency terms compared to the previous year, while the devaluation of the local currency against the US dollar led to a decline of 4%. In Bangladesh, revenues achieved a significant growth of 23% YoY in local currency terms, driven by a larger subscriber base, in addition to a higher level of VAS and data adoption, and targeted acquisitions of the higher value segment, as well as reactivation promotions. Telecel Globe's revenues increased 6% YoY in US dollar terms, resulting from a larger subscriber base and an increase in data revenues in Burundi. 1. 2011 comparative figures were represented to reflect the completion of the demerger process. 2. As per IFRS rules, Telecel Globe figures have not been represented in 9M 2011, to reflect the disposal of Powercom Ltd. in 2Q 2011. It should be noted that Telecel Globe revenues include the Central African Republic and Burundi, as Zimbabwe is not consolidated. 2-3 ARPU Table 5: Blended average revenue per user (USD) Djezzy, Algeria 8.3 9.9 (16.2%) Mobilink, Pakistan 2.4 2.7 (11.1%) banglalink, Bangladesh 1.8 1.9 (5.3%) Table 6: Blended average revenue per user in local currency Djezzy, Algeria (DZD) 668.3 714.9 (6.5%) Mobilink, Pakistan (PKR) 230.6 235.6 (2.1%) banglalink, Bangladesh (BDT) 149.2 147.1 1.4% The associated seasonality of Ramadan had a slowing impact on ARPU in Algeria and Pakistan, leading to lower ARPU for both Djezzy and Mobilink. Moreover, it is worth noting that ARPU in US dollar terms was adversely affected by local currency devaluation. In Algeria, ARPU decreased by 7% in local currency terms due the aforementioned seasonality alongside an increase in the multi-SIM phenomenon, in addition to the revision of the interconnect catalogue during July 2012. In Pakistan, ARPU decreased by 2% in local currency terms, mostly due to the government-ordered shut down of all cellular networks for two days during the quarter, including the peak day of the Feast holiday, in addition to the effect of floods in the southern and central regions of the country. In Bangladesh, ARPU increased by 1% in local currency terms, as a result of higher minutes of usage (MOU) compared to the same period last year. 2-4 EBITDA^1 Table 7: EBITDA in US dollars GSM Djezzy 260,725 (10.0%) (1.7%) (Algeria) 289,764 818,512 833,003 Mobilink 115,783 (0.6%) 6.2% (Pakistan) 116,453 366,572 345,217 banglalink (4.4%) (2.4%) (Bangladesh) 42,433 44,401 140,577 143,960 Telecel Globe 10,756 7,009 53.5% 26,347 13,067 101.6% (Africa)^3 Total GSM 429,697 (6.1%) 1.3% 457,627 1,352,008 1,335,247 Ring 179.2% (34.8%) (3,526) (1,263) (6,492) (9,956) OT Holding & (91.5%) (34.5%) Other^4 (694) (8,189) (16,361) (24,990) Total 425,477 (5.1%) 2.2% Consolidated 448,175 1,329,155 1,300,301 Table 8: EBITDA in local currency GSM Djezzy, Algeria (DZD) 21.2 20.9 1.4% 63.4 60.3 5.1% Mobilink, Pakistan (PKR) 11.0 10.0 10.0% 33.9 29.6 14.5% banglalink, Bangladesh (BDT) 3.5 3.2 9.4% 11.5 10.4 10.6% Consolidated EBITDA for 3Q 2012 showed an organic growth of 6% over the same period last year as a result of operational excellence initiatives across the board, leading to profitable growth. In Algeria, EBITDA increased by 1% in local currency terms, while dropping 10% in US dollar terms. The improvement in local currency EBITDA is a result of cost savings and the ongoing restrictions imposed on OTA. In Pakistan, EBITDA grew by 10% in local currency terms, while showing stability in US dollar terms, mostly on account of ongoing cost control measures, as well as reduced SIM card costs due to the mitigation of churn. In Bangladesh, EBITDA increased by 9% YoY in local currency terms, while dropping 4% in US dollar terms. EBITDA growth in local currency was slowed by higher subscriber acquisition costs YoY, as a result of increased channel sales in anticipation of a slowdown during 4Q 2012 due to a change in the activation process of new connection sales from October 2012. Telecel Globe's EBITDA showed significant improvement YoY, increasing over 53%, surpassing revenue growth and boosting profitability as a result of cost saving initiatives. Group EBITDA margin for 3Q 2012 was 48.1%, despite a flat GSM margin for the quarter, which was negatively impacted by the performance of Algeria and Bangladesh. 1. EBITDA excludes management fees which were previously treated as a cost in each subsidiary and as a revenue for the holding company. 2. 3Q 2011 and 9M 2011 figures were represented to reflect the completion of the demerger process. 3. As per IFRS rules, Telecel Globe figures were not represented in 9M 2011, to reflect the disposal of Powercom Ltd. 4. Other non-operating companies include: CAT, OTV, OIH,OTI M, Cortex, EUROASIA, FPPL, ITCL, IWCPL, Moga, Oratel, Swyer, OTHC, OTASIA, OSCAR, OTESOP, OT SARL, TMGL, TIL, TIL SA. 2-5 Net Income Net Income attributable to Equity Holders of the Parent amounted to USD 106 million for the quarter exhibiting strong growth YoY. The improvement in net income for the quarter was mostly driven by strong profit from continuing operations. EPS for the three months ended September 30, 2012 amounted to USD 0.14/GDR. 2-6 Capex Table 9: Capex in US dollars Djezzy 22.9% 37.4% (Algeria) 6,125 4,983 26,381 19,202 Mobilink 28,447 (47.8%) (44.9%) (Pakistan) 54,503 83,510 151,525 banglalink 19,689 (69.2%) (9.0%) (Bangladesh) 63,934 83,199 91,420 Telecel Globe (80.0%) (62.8%) 923 4,612 5,593 15,024 Total 55,184 (56.9%) (28.3%) 128,032 198,683 277,171 Consolidated 6.2% 13.8% (7.6) 7.3% 10.1% (2.8) Capex/Revenue Total Capex amounted to USD 55 million for 3Q 2012, decreasing by 57% YoY. In Pakistan, the slowdown in capacity roll-out for the network before proceeding with network modernization led to a 48% decline in Capex. In Bangladesh, Capex decreased 69% YoY compared to last year's intensive customer acquisition and network roll-out. Capex for Telecel Globe remained low for the quarter. 2-7 Cash and Debt Net debt declined by over 1% in the first nine months of 2012 to reach USD 2.98 billion in comparison to USD 3.02 billion as at 31 December 2011, mainly due to increased cash flow from operations resulting from increased profitability, and a decrease in cash outflow on Capex, leading to Net Debt/ EBITDA of 1.9x as of 30 September 2012. 3. OTH Operations The Group operates in seven countries with favourable dynamics in Africa, Asia and North America. It is worth highlighting that OTH serves a population of approximately 449 million people with an average mobile penetration rate of 56%. Note: Figures from CIA Factbook. Mobile penetration is based on September 30, 2012 subscriber figures and market share. 3-1 Djezzy, Algeria Table 11: Djezzy key indicators Revenues 447,390 486,672 (8.1%) Subscribers 17,693,940 16,288,615 8.6% (USD 000) Revenues 36.2 35.4 2.3% Market 56.3% 57.7% (1.4) (DZD bn) Share^1 EBITDA 260,725 289,764 (10.0%) ARPU (USD)^2 8.3 9.9 (16.2%) (USD 000) EBITDA 21.2 20.9 1.4% ARPU (DZD)^2 668 715 (6.5%) (DZD bn) EBITDA 58.3% 59.5% 1.2 MOU^2 258 286 (9.8%) Margin Capex (USD 6,125 4,983 22.9% Churn^2 6.8% 5.5% 1.3 m) Orascom Telecom Algeria S.p.A ("OTA" or "the company") operates a GSM network in Algeria and provides a range of prepaid and postpaid products encompassing voice, data and multimedia, using the corporate brand "Orascom Telecom Algerie" and the dual commercial brand of "Djezzy" and "Allo". OTA is focusing on maintaining value through key strategic pillars. These strategic pillars are oriented towards value segmentation, distribution control, operational excellence, new revenue streams and assets monetization, control of regulatory risks, and finally retaining key staff members as well as introducing new talent development programs. During the third quarter of 2012, OTA continued to face various challenges due to actions from a number of government authorities. In particular, the Bank of Algeria in our view issued an unfounded decision in the second quarter of 2010, instructing banks not to process any overseas foreign currency transfers by OTA, leading to very negative effects on OTA's network and reputation. Nevertheless, the company maintained its market leadership position with a market share of 56%, controlling the largest distribution across all 48 provinces (Wilayas) and operating the largest network with 6,836 sites by the end of this quarter. OTA launched several promotions during Ramadan targeting its key customers. These promotions included the "Liberty Ramadan du shour au ftour" for all of Djezzy Carte's customer base, the "50% Bonus" for the entire Allo customer base, and a generous Ramadan option of additional 100 minutes when consuming DZD 100 or additional 700 minutes when consuming DZD 700 for the postpaid customers. All Ramadan promotion benefits were during off-peak hours in order to adjust to current network constraints on usage capacity. Smartphones were offered at a very competitive price, where handsets were sold with no subsidy and at a low price depending on the volume purchased. The VAS activity distinguished itself on the marketplace through the launch of "Scoop Dine", the content service platform of OTA with specific religious content for Ramadan. Other VAS services specific to the period were "SMS boukala" and "SMS joke". Pilgrims heading to Mecca were offered competitive roaming tariffs, through an agreement with Zain, which was also strongly communicated during the period. Several events for VIP customers and partners were organized all over Algeria including a Ramadan tent for 2,000 people in Algiers and Oran, featuring well-known artists. On the sales side, OTA continued to sell its mobile telecommunication services through indirect channels (distributors) and through the 87 owned "Djezzy" branded shops. The nine exclusive national distributors cover all the 48 Wilayas and are distributing OTA's products through 19,000 authorized points of sales. From July 5^th to July 19^th OTA launched a large campaign devoted to the 50^th anniversary of Algerian independence. A film was produced and all billboards were devoted to this campaign. Djezzy's revenues increased by 2% YoY in local currency terms, in line with the recovery trend seen in previous quarters. EBITDA increased 1% in local currency terms, while subscribers reached 17.7 million, showing a growth of approximately 9% YoY. The inability to carry out maintenance and expansion works and to secure essential goods and services for the network represent a key source of high operational uncertainty for the months to come. 1. Market share is calculated according to our data warehouse 2. Figures for three month period. 3-2 Mobilink, Pakistan Table 12: Mobilink key indicators Revenues 269,415 281,491 (4.3%) Subscribers 36,073,988 33,415,696 8.0% (USD 000) Revenues 25.5 24.4 4.5% Market 30.1% 30.7% (0.6) (PKR bn) Share^1 EBITDA 115,783 116,453 (0.6%) ARPU (USD)^2 2.4 2.7 (11.1%) (USD 000) EBITDA 11.0 10.0 10.0% ARPU (PKR)^2 231 236 (2.1%) (PKR bn) EBITDA 43.0% 41.4% 1.6 MOU^2 212 197 7.8% Margin Capex (USD 28,447 54,503 (47.8%) Churn^2 7.1% 8.8% (1.7) m) Pakistan Mobile Company Limited (PMCL) operates under the brand "Mobilink" and has established itself as a market leader amongst Pakistan's GSM network operators, providing prepaid and postpaid voice and data services to individuals and corporate clients across Pakistan. Mobilink is steadfast and focused on retaining and strengthening its market share to achieve revenue growth, whilst continuing to reduce operational costs. The pattern of increased industry competitiveness continued during the third quarter of 2012, as the industry faced pressure on subscriber base and revenues due to seasonality. Monsoon floods in the central and southern regions hit the country for the third year in a row. All the operators moved to compete for gaining revenue and subscriber share with multiple offers during the quarter. This quarter all cellular networks were closed in major cities on 20^th August (Feast day) and 21^st September, resulting in revenue loss for all cellular operators. During the third quarter of 2012, Mobilink also maintained its focus on voice, data, VAS and customer acquisition offers along with brand building activities. A brand campaign was launched highlighting core functional pillars of the Mobilink brand: network coverage, customer service, mobile internet speed, best rates and unmatched offers. Mobilink continued to provide an unrivaled mobile internet browsing experience in terms of convenience and speed. An unlimited weekly GPRS bundle was introduced to cater to the needs of prepaid customers. The new weekly bundle offers a blend of speed and volume, allowing customers to browse the web, stream content and check emails all week long. Another data bundle was launched in August, offering customers unlimited browsing during Feast holiday. Earlier, a hybrid bundle promotion was launched during Ramadan offering a bouquet of data, minutes and SMS. Mobilink Jazz continued to strengthen its portfolio of voice offers to increase customers' engagement and acquisition by launching multiple nationwide and location based offers. A 'Bonus on Usage' promotion was launched offering bonus minutes and SMS on a daily basis after surpassing the daily threshold. Subscriber acquisition and reactivation promotions, offering hybrid products as incentive, continued during the quarter to grow the subscriber base. On the VAS side, multiple usage based products were launched, including Mobitunes, Song Dedication and Ladies Line products along with offers on Cricket Updates and Hajj Portal. Round eight of Jazz SMS Khazana was also launched during 3Q 2012 offering valuable prizes to customers by answering interesting quiz questions, and was well received by Mobilink customers. 1. Market share, as announced by the Regulator in Pakistan is based on information disclosed by the other operators which use different subscriber recognition policies. As of this release, market share for September had not been disclosed by the regulator. The above figure reflects market share as of 31 May 2012. 2. Figures for three month period. Mobilink's revenues amounted to PKR 25 billion for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 4% YoY. While EBITDA reached approximately PKR 11 billion, a 10% increase YoY, translating into an improved EBITDA margin of 43.0%. Capex declined by 48% to USD 28 million, in comparison to the intensive network expansion and maintenance that took place during 2011. The subscriber base also exhibited growth of 8%, reaching over 36 million customers. 3-3 banglalink, Bangladesh Table 13: bangalink key indicators Revenues 144,459 129,306 11.7% Subscribers 26,775,921 22,139,953 20.9% (USD 000) Revenues 11.8 9.6 22.9% Market 27.5% 27.2% 0.3 (BDT bn) Share^1 EBITDA (USD 42,433 44,401 (4.4%) ARPU (USD)^2 1.8 1.9 (5.3%) 000) EBITDA (BDT 3.5 3.2 9.4% ARPU (BDT)^2 149 147 1.4% bn) EBITDA 29.4% 34.3% (4.9) MOU^2 225 214 4.8% Margin Capex (USD 19,689 63,934 (69.2%) Churn^2 6.6% 4.2% 2.4 m) Orascom Telecom Bangladesh ("OTB") provides its services under two brand names: "banglalink" and "Icon". OTB's marketing strategy is oriented towards targeting different consumer segments with tailored products and services to cater for the needs of these segments. The 2G licenses for banglalink and 3 other operators were renewed for 15 years effective from November 11, 2011. banglalink will incur approximately US$ 256 million for the license renewal, of which 70.65% has already been paid. The regulator has enforced the implementation of 10 second pulse for all packages including interactive voice responsive (IVR) services effective September 2012. The government has envisioned auctioning 3G licenses by the first quarter of 2013. According to the Draft 3G Licensing Guidelines, the licenses will be provided to a total number of 5 licensees one of which will be allotted to state-owned Teletalk by default. Another four licenses will be auctioned, of them, 3 to be auctioned amongst the existing mobile operators, while 1 license will be awarded to a possible new entrant. The government has given permission to state owned operator Teletalk for a pilot launch of 3G service. The government also invited applications for VoIP License. The regulator issued draft regulatory and operational instruction for an unlicensed Wi-Fi band. Until a Wi-Fi guideline is finalized, mobile operators have been asked to offer Wi-Fi services only in collaboration with a local ISP. During the third quarter of 2012, banglalink continued to launch attractive services and offers to the market promoting voice, VAS and data. banglalink launched a new package with data and SMS in start-up offer, loyalty programs, bonus on recharge, as well as a reactivation promotion offering lucrative tariffs. Segment specific new offers have been introduced for SME, professionals and high value customers. banglalink partnered with bKash - the largest m-commerce service provider in the country, to enable bKash wallet for banglalink subscribers. Moreover, banglalink introduced agro news service for the farmers - the biggest community of the country. banglalink's revenues increased 23% in local currency terms, amounting to BDT 11.8 billion. banglalink achieved an EBITDA of BDT 3.5 billion for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 9% in comparison to the previous year. EBITDA margin decreased to 29.4% from 34.3% in the previous year, mainly due to a higher subscriber acquisition cost. The higher acquisition cost in 3Q 2012 resulted from the regulator's decision to implement a post-activation process for new connection sales from October 2012, which prompted the distribution channel to sell more connections in anticipation of the lower sales in the future. 1. Market share, as announced by the Regulator in Bangladesh is based on information disclosed by the other operators which use different subscriber recognition policies. 2. Figures for three month period. 3-4 Wind Mobile, Canada Table 14: Wind Mobile key indicators^1 Subscribers 510,484 357,983 42.6% ARPU (USD)^2 28.0 25.90 8.1% ARPU (CAD)^2 27.9 27.10 3.0% Globalive Wireless Management Corporation ("The company" or "Wind Mobile"), operates its wireless business under the brand name "Wind Mobile", a Canadian wireless operation jointly owned by AAL Holdings Corporation and OTH. During the third quarter of 2012,Wind Mobile continued its "Value Plus" strategy execution, adding primarily postpaid subscribers while carefully managing prepaid economics for both voice and mobile broadband customers. Wind Mobile crossed the 500,000 customer milestone in September becoming the fastest growing new entrant wireless operator on record in the Canadian market. The company added 53,602 subscribers during the quarter increasing its active subscriber base to 510,484, where over 90% of net additions during the quarter were postpaid subscribers. On the commercial side, the company enjoyed a strong back to school season. A new, vibrant media campaign and promotional offers were launched to support the important selling season. With respect to handsets, the strength of the Samsung Galaxy SIII continuedthroughout the quarter. In addition, Wind Mobile continued to add to its high-end Android devices with the introduction of the Motorola Razr V, the Huawei Ascend P1, the HTC One-S and the BlackBerry 9320. The company continued to expand its network and launched in Barrie and Woodstock during the third quarter of 2012, increasing population coverage to over 13.6 million. Wind Mobile continues to focus on improving network quality and increased sites on air to 1,270 sites. Wind Mobile continued to grow its distribution footprint and branded points of sale increased to 265 at the end of the quarter. 1. Wind Canada is consolidated according to equity method. 2. Figures for three month period. 3-5 Telecel Globe, Sub-Saharan Africa Table 14: Telecel Globe key indicators Subscribers^1 4,230,847 2,825,056 49.8% Revenues^2 (USD 000) 22,555 21,340 5.7% EBITDA^2 (USD 000) 10,756 7,009 53.5% EBITDA Margin 47.7% 32.8% 14.8 Capex^2 (USD m) 0.9 4.6 (80.0%) Telecel Globe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Holding, launched its operations in February 2008. It is an international telecommunications company that manages GSM operators in small and medium sized countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with high growth potential. It currently manages three GSM networks in Burundi, the Central African Republic and Zimbabwe. We are currently performing a strategic review and valuation assessment of Telecel Globe operations to identify, examine and consider a range of strategic alternatives. Those strategic options include, but are not limited to, a sale of all or a material part of the Sub-Saharan African Operations either in one transaction or in a series of transactions. Telecel Globe's revenues amounted to USD 22 million for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 6% YoY. EBITDA reached approximately USD 11 million, a 54% increase YoY, translating into an improved EBITDA margin of 47.7%. Subscribers increased by almost 50% YoY, driven by a 92% increase in Zimbabwe's subscriber base, leading to a combined Telecel Globe subscriber base of over 4 million by the end of the third quarter of 2012. 1. Including Zimbabwe 2. Revenue, EBITDA and Capex figures are for the Central African Republic and Burundi, as Zimbabwe is not consolidated. As per IFRS, 3Q 2011 figures have not been restated to reflect the disposal of Namibia in 2011. 4. Financial Statements (IFRS) Income Statement Revenues 884,714 925,453 (4%) 2,718,422 2,739,867 (1%) Other Income 7,396 5,912 17,871 20,973 Total Expense (466,635) (483,237) (1,406,893) (1,460,586) Net unusual Items 2 47 (245) 47 EBITDA^1 425,477 448,175 (5%) 1,329,155 1,300,301 2% Depreciation & (183,400) (197,423) (530,836) (582,118) Amortization Impairment of (3,297) (1,258) (5,290) (3,504) Non-Current Assets Gain (Loss) on Disposal of (1,810) 478 (5,140) 58,445 Non-Current Assets Operating Income 236,970 249,972 (5%) 787,889 773,124 2% Financial Expense (118,206) (88,841) (333,132) (443,325) Financial Income 20,067 19,510 55,657 60,410 Foreign Exchange Gain 71,662^2 (110,299) 15,332 (99,866) (Loss) Net Financing Cost (26,477) (179,630) (262,143) (482,781) Share of Profit (Loss) (27,497) (29,738) (77,045) (83,585) of Associates Profit Before Tax 182,996 40,604 n.m. 448,701 206,758 117% Income Tax (72,326) (45,393) (185,555) (137,130) Profit from Continuing 110,670 (4,789) n.m. 263,146 69,628 n.m. Operations Gains or losses from discontinued - 14,481^3 - 714,193^4 operations Profit for the Period 110,670 9,692 n.m. 263,146 783,821 (66%) Attributable to: Equity Holders of the 106,279 (1,538) n.m. 249,435 752,764 (67%) Parent^5 Earnings Per Share 0.14 0.72 (81%) 0.24 0.72 (67%) (US$/GDR)^6 Minority Interest 4,391 11,230 13,711 31,057 Net Income 110,670 9,692 n.m. 263,146 783,821 (66%) 1. Management presentation developed from IFRS financials. 2. Mainly due to the appreciation of CAD against EGP, resulting in an unrealized FX gain related to the financial receivable from OTHC. 3. Reflects the effect of the spun off assets. 4. On 4 January 2011, OTH sold its entire shareholding in Orascom Tunisia Holding and Carthage Consortium through which OTH owned 50% of Orascom Telecom Tunisia ("OTT"). The figure also includes the effect of the spun-off assets. 5. Equates to net income after minority interest. 6. Based on a weighted average for the outstanding number of GDRs of 1,049,138,124 for 3Q 2012 and 9M 2012, and 1,046,278,130 GDRs for 3Q 2011, and 1,046,136,182 GDRs for 9M 2011. Balance Sheet Assets Property and Equipment (net) 2,505,982 2,901,831 Intangible Assets 1,465,996 1,557,590 Other Non-Current Assets 1,252,840 1,089,077 Total Non-Current Assets 5,224,818 5,548,498 Cash and Cash Equivalents 1,687,296 1,013,543 Trade Receivables 305,494 205,195 Other Current Assets 1,117,961 1,186,206 Total Current Assets 3,110,751 2,404,944 Total Assets 8,335,569 7,953,442 Equity Attributable to Equity Holders of the Company 1,965,488 1,854,630 Minority Share 68,606 56,729 Total Equity 2,034,094 1,911,359 Liabilities Long Term Debt 4,141,524 3,492,164 Other Non-Current Liabilities 217,880 255,159 Total Non-Current Liabilities 4,359,404 3,747,323 Short Term Debt 526,392 543,826 Trade Payables 613,812 738,289 Other Current Liabilities 801,867 1,012,645 Total Current Liabilities 1,942,071 2,294,760 Total Liabilities 6,301,475 6,042,083 Total Liabilities and Shareholder's Equity 8,335,569 7,953,442 Net Debt^1 2,980,620 3,022,447 1. Net debt is calculated as a sum of short term debt, long term debt, less cash and cash equivalents. Cash Flow Statement Cash Flows from Operating Activities Profit for the Period 263,146 69,629 Depreciation, Amortization & Impairment of Non-Current 536,126 585,622 Assets Income Tax Expense 185,555 137,130 Net Financial Charges 262,143 482,781 Share of Loss (Profit) of Associates Accounted for Using 77,045 83,585 the Equity Method Other 18,659 (43,198) Changes in Assets Carried as Working Capital (184,721) (393,994) Changes in Other Liabilities Carried as Working Capital 29,675 111,200 Income Tax Paid (376,370) (146,783) Interest Expense Paid (86,105) (182,916) Net Cash Generated by Operating Activities 725,153 703,056 Cash Flows from Investing Activities Cash Outflow for Investments in Property & Equipment, Intangible Assets, and Financial Assets & Consolidated (325,807) (358,155) Subsidiaries Proceeds from Disposal of Property & Equipment, (47,504) 24,349 Subsidiaries and Financial Assets Advances & Loans made to Associates & other parties (149,350) (126,103) Dividends & Interest Received 8,020 84,557 Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (514,641) (375,352) Cash Flows from Financing Activities Proceeds from loans, banks' facilities and bonds 1,060,432 332,151 Payments for loans, banks' facilities and bonds (649,375) (1,461,202) Net Payments from financial liabilities (1,207) (7,607) Net Change in Cash Collateral 121,786 (2,652) Net Cash generated by Financing Activities 531,636 (1,139,310) Discontinued operations Net cash generated by operating activities - 87,696 Net cash (used in) generated by investing activities - 1,068,607 Net cash (used in) generated by financing activities - (5,256) Net cash generated from discontinued operations - 1,151,047 Net Increase in Cash & Cash Equivalents 742,148 339,441 Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash & Cash (68,395) (10,828) Equivalents Cash & Cash Equivalents at the Beginning of the Period 1,013,543 824,087 Cash & Cash Equivalents at the End of the Period 1,687,296 1,152,700 5. Appendix Foreign Exchange rates applied to the Financial Statements Egyptian Pound/USD Income Statement^1 5.9306 6.0398 6.0532 1.8 0.2 Balance Sheet^2 5.9658 6.0609 6.0989 2.2 0.6 Algerian Dinar/USD Income Statement^1 72.5542 75.5571 77.3133 4.1 2.3 Balance Sheet^2 74.1680 79.0256 79.4242 7.1 0.5 Pakistan Rupee/USD Income Statement^1 85.8751 91.3715 92.4284 6.4 1.2 Balance Sheet^2 87.4806 94.5800 94.8337 8.4 0.3 Bangladeshi Taka/USD Income Statement^1 73.1028 82.3045 82.0916 12.6 (0.3) Balance Sheet^2 75.1685 81.8150 81.6400 8.6 (0.2) Canadian Dollar/USD Income Statement^1 0.9778 1.0058 1.0024 2.9 (0.3) Balance Sheet^2 1.0446 1.0166 0.9837 (5.8) (3.2) 1. Represents the average monthly exchange rate from the start of the year until the end of the period. 2. Represents the spot exchange rate at the end of the period. 3. Appreciation / (Depreciation) of US dollars in comparison to local currency. Ownership structure and consolidation methods GSM Operations IWCPL (Pakistan) 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation Orascom Telecom 96.81% 96.81% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation Algeria^1 Telecel (Africa) 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation Telecel Globe 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation OT Ventures^2 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation Non-GSM Operations Ring 99.00% 99.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation OTCS 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation OT ESOP 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation Moga Holding 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation Oratel 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation C.A.T.^3 50.00% 50.00% Proportionate Proportionate Consolidation Consolidation OT WIMAX 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Divested OT Holding 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation FPPL 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation OIH^4 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation OTFCSA 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation OT Holding 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation Canada^5 ITCL 50.00% 50.00% Proportionate Proportionate Consolidation Consolidation SAWLTD 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation OT_OSCAR 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation TMGL 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation OTO 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation Waselabank 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation CORTEX 100.00% 100.00% Full Consolidation Full Consolidation 1. Direct and Indirect stake through Moga Holding Ltd. and Oratel. 2. OT Ventures owns 100% of Sheba Telecom which operates under the trade name banglalink. 3. Direct and indirect stake through International Telecommunications Consortium Limited (ITCL). 4. OIH owns 100% of Orascom Telecom Iraq, which sold Iraqna in December 2007. 5. The holding company for OTH's Share in OTHC, which has been accounted for under the equity method. Glossary of terms Average Revenue per User ("ARPU"):Average monthly recurrent revenue per customer (excluding visitors roaming revenue and connection fee). This includes airtime revenue (national and international), as well as, monthly subscription fee, SMS, GPRS & data revenue. Quarterly ARPU is calculated as an average of the last three months. Capital Expenditure ("Capex"): Tangible & Intangible fixed assets additions during the reporting period, includes work in progress, network, IT, and other tangible and intangible fixed assets additions but excludes license fees. Churn: Disconnection rate. This is calculated as the number of disconnections during a month divided by the average customer base for that month. Churn Rule:A subscriber is considered churned (removed from the subscriber base) if he exceeds the 90 days from the end of the validity period without recharging. It is worth noting that the validity period is a function of the scratch denomination. In cases where scratch cards have open validity, the subscriber is considered churned in case he has not made a single billable event in the last 90 days (i.e. outgoing or incoming call or sms, wap session). Open cards validity is applied for OTA, Mobilink and Banglalink so far. Minutes of Usage ("MOU"): Average airtime minutes per customer per month. This includes billable national & international outgoing traffic originated by subscribers (on-net, to land line & to other operators). Also, this includes incoming traffic to subscribers from land line or other operators. OTH's Market Share Calculation Method: The market share is calculated through the data warehouse of OTH's subsidiaries. The number of SIM cards of competitors that appeared in the call detail record of each of OTH's subsidiaries is collected. This reflects the number of subscribers of the competition. However, OTH deducts the number of SIM cards that did not appear in the call detail records for the last 90 days to account for churn. The same is applied to OTH subsidiaries. This method is used to calculate the market shares of Djezzy. In Pakistan and Bangladesh, Market share as announced by the Regulators is based on disclosed information by the other operators which may use different subscriber recognition policy Organic Growth forRevenue and EBITDA: Are non-IFRS financial measures that reflect changes in Revenue and EBITDA excluding foreign currency movements and other factors, such as business under liquidation, disposals, mergers and acquisitions. We believe readers of this earnings release should consider these measures as it is more indicative of the Group's ongoing performance. Management uses these measures to evaluate the Group's operational results and trends. Investor Relations contacts Email: email@example.com Website: www.orascomtelecom.com Tel: +202 2461 5120/21/22 Fax: +202 2461 5055/54 This presentation contains statements that could be construed as forward looking. These statements appear in a number of places in this presentation and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the subscriber base, estimates regarding 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. Such forward looking statements are no guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward looking statements as a result of various factors. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on those forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this presentation, which is not intended to reflect Orascom Telecom's business or acquisition strategy or the occurrence of unanticipated events. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END QRTEAKFLFEFAFEF -0- Nov/14/2012 07:00 GMT
OrascomTelecom Hldgs OTLD Orascom Telecom - Earnings Release 3Q12
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