(Obi.no:) Telenor reported a profit after tax of 1.544 million in 4. quarter of 2018, compared to 2.906 million in the year-ago quarter. It was expecting a profit after tax of 1.523 million, according to the TDN Directly.
the Result before tax amounted to 554 million, compared with a 3.519 million in the year-ago quarter.
operating profit was 3.769 million, against 4.806 million the year before.
operating Revenues amounted to 28.143 million, compared with 28.678 million in 4. quarter of 2017. The expectation was a turnover on the 28.468 million.
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the Board of directors proposes an increase of four per cent in the ordinary dividend on 8,40 nok per share for 2018, which must be approved by the annual general Meeting 7. may 2019. The dividend proposed to be divided in two tranches on 4,40 money and 4,00 nok, paid in respectively may and October 2019.
"When we adjust today's numbers from Telenor for the already reported figures from associated companies in Asia, see top line and EBITDA for the remaining business out to lie around 1-3 per cent below our estimates and consensus", called it from the Ole-Andreas Krohn at DNB Markets in a recent update.
at the same time is also adjusted free cash flow lower than expected, according to the analyst, while the investment rate in the quarter is slightly higher than both the investment firm and the consensus had assumed.
"Utbytteforslaget on 8,40 nok per share in line with expectations, but the company signals in addition to an increase in share buy-backs for 2019," writes Krohn.
the Analyst has before any adjustments to a kjøpsanbefaling on Telenor, with a price target of 190 kroner per share.
Share price falls in the opening on the Oslo stock Exchange 3.53kg percent to 160,00 money.
"As a result of that our thai company will come closer back to the financial outlook for 2019 in the course of the 2. quarter, given at the present time the group's revenue and EBITDA outlook for 2019 without Thailand. For 2019, without Thailand, we expect on organic basis the growth in subscription and trafikkinntektene of 0-2% and organic EBITDA growth of 1-3 per cent. Investments excl. licences and spectrum, is expected to be 16-17 billion including Thailand", said the report.
the board of Telenor has according to the report, decided to change the company's financial policy and to introduce an objective of reaching a ratio between net debt and EBITDA of 1.5-2.0 x.
The new destination replaces the former roof of the net debt to EBITDA of 2.0 x. As of the fourth quarter of 2018 was Telenor's net debt to EBITDA of around 0.9 x.
the Company shows that the new target is based on the IAS 17 accounting principles for the leasing and Telenor's definition of net debt. It will later be converted to the new IFRS 16 accounting standard for operational lease, which will be introduced from 2019.
Challenging in Thailand
- By 2018, we have made great strides in the modernization of the company and our ambition to deliver nettverkskvalitet in the world. We upgraded more base stations than ever before, and we took important steps towards a simpler corporate structure. In Thailand we went from concession to license model, and secured access to important spectrum and infrastructure. In addition, we continued to deliver on effektiviseringsagendaen and our financial aspirations. For 2018 this resulted in a stable inntektsutvikling, cost reductions of nok 1.2 billion, and three percent EBITDA growth, " says Sigve Brekke, ceo of Telenor.
In Bangladesh and Pakistan, we had a somewhat slow start to the year, but has now come back and show good growth. The last six months have been challenging in Myanmar and Thailand and this has a negative effect on the group's results for the fourth quarter. To get back to growth in these markets will be one of our main priorities in 2019, says ceo further.
on Monday, could Telenor Group's subsidiary in Thailand, dtac, reported a profit after tax of minus nok 823 million. The proceeds amounted to 4.937 million, down from 5.033 million. Dtac has an ambition to return to growth in subscription and trafikkinntekter in the course of 2019.Other financial news:
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