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Company Overview of Vodacom Group Limited

Company Overview

Vodacom Group Limited operates cellular networks in South Africa and internationally. The company provides voice, messaging, data, and converged services to approximately 60 million customers covering individual and enterprise customers, which include large corporates, small and medium enterprises, and public entities. It offers Internet, financial, and convenience and security solutions, as well as apps for phone; Web hosting, dedicated hosting, and hosted CRM solutions; and mobile voice and data services. The company also provides domain services, managed SAP, hosted SharePoint, and hosted exchange; fiber, security, leased line, microwave, and managed satellite; VoIP, conference call, APN,...

Vodacom Corporate Park

082 Vodacom Boulevard

Midrand,  1685

South Africa

Founded in 1993

7,225 Employees

Phone:

27 11 653 5000

Key Executives for Vodacom Group Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 43
Total Annual Compensation: $13.0M
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 41
Total Annual Compensation: $7.8M
Chief Officer of Consumer Business Unit
Age: 42
Total Annual Compensation: $5.4M
Chief Officer of Vodacom Business
Age: 43
Total Annual Compensation: $5.4M
Chief Operating Officer of International Business
Age: 42
Total Annual Compensation: $4.6M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Vodacom Group Limited Key Developments

Vodacom Group Appoints Priscillah Mabelane as Independent Non Executive Director

Vodacom Group has advised that Priscillah Mabelane (BComm (Hons), CA (SA), Dip in Tax) has been appointed as an independent non executive director of the company with effect from 1 December 2014. On appointment Mabelane will become a member of Vodacom Group's audit, risk & compliance committee. Mabelane is the Chief Financial Officer of BP Southern Africa Limited, a position she has held since 2011. She is also a non-executive director at Airports Company South Africa.

Vodacom Group Limited Announces Consolidated Unaudited Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Vodacom Group Limited announced consolidated unaudited earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenue of ZAR 37,546 million against ZAR 36,688 million a year ago. The growth in revenue is supported by equipment which now contributes 17.1% of group revenue compared to 16.7% a year ago. EBITDA was ZAR 12,993 million against ZAR 13,221 million a year ago. Operating profit was ZAR 9,430 million against ZAR 9,998 million a year ago. Net profit attributable to equity shareholders was ZAR 6,190 million against ZAR 6,487 million a year ago. Net cash flow from operating activities was ZAR 7,404 million against ZAR 8,632 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was ZAR 5,881 million against ZAR 4,850 million a year ago. Net debt was ZAR 16,006 million ago. Diluted earnings per share were 421.6 cents against 441.9 cents a year ago. Profit before tax was ZAR 9,033 million against ZAR 9,544 million a year ago. Net additions to property and plant equipment were ZAR 5,675 million against ZAR 5,038 million a year ago. Headline earnings per diluted share were 415 cents against 439 cents a year ago. Group headline earnings per share declined by 5.5%, negatively impacted by the lower MTRs, higher depreciation as a result of its capital acceleration program, as well as the impact of foreign exchange. Reported group revenue and service revenue increased by 2.3% and 1.7% respectively, and if excluded the impact of the MTR cuts, group revenue and service revenue both would have increased by 5%. Reported EBITDA declined by 1.7%, and again, if exclude the impact from the MTR cuts, group EBITDA increased by 2.7%.

Vodacom Group Limited Declares Interim Dividend, Payable on December 1, 2014

VODACOM GROUP LTD announced that the Trustees of the Share Instalment Trust have declared a dividend amount of 375 cents per VODNNI share instalment that is payable on December 1, 2014. The dividend is subject to a local tax of 15%. No STC credits were utilized. This results in a net dividend of 318.75 cents per share instalment. The final payment will be rounded to two decimal places. The last day to trade cum-dividend is 21 November 2014. The Share Instalment will commence trading ex-dividend from 24 November 2014. The record date will be 28 November 2014.

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