|By Business Wire||
|July 30, 2014 04:47 AM EDT||
Magyar Telecom B.V. (“Matel B.V.”) announced today that on July 30, 2014 (at 14:00 UK time, 15:00 CET, 9:00 AM ET), Matel B.V. will host a conference call to discuss financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.
The results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 reflect the consolidated financial results of Matel B.V. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, as adopted by the E.U. (“IFRS”).
The reporting currency is euro (“EUR”), however the functional currency of operations is the Hungarian forint (“HUF”), being the currency of the primary economic environment in which the Company operates.
RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2014
When comparing the financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2014 to the financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2013, the reported results in euro have been affected by the difference between the average HUF/EUR exchange rates. The Hungarian forint depreciated against the euro by 4% with an average HUF/EUR exchange rate of 306.94 during the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the average HUF/EUR exchange rate of 296.09 during the six months ended June 30, 2013.
The Company’s revenue was EUR 75.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 which represents a 6% decrease compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013. Segment gross margin decreased by 6% from EUR 63.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 to EUR 59.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. General operating expense decreased by 9% from EUR 44.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 to EUR 40.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, mainly as a result of general cost control of operating expenses and EUR 2.3 million of expense which was related to the Restructuring. Income / (loss) from operations changed to a loss of EUR 3.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from a loss of EUR 6.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. Net result for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was a loss of EUR 12.3 million compared to a loss of EUR 24.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.
Residential Voice – Residential Voice segment gross margin was EUR 12.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, representing a decrease of 16% compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013. The decrease was mainly due to lower acquisition ARPU of new customers.
Residential Internet & TV – Residential Internet & TV segment gross margin was EUR 11.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to EUR 11.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 representing a decrease of 1%. In functional currency terms, the gross margin of this segment has increased by 3%, mainly due to the increase in customer base, which was partially offset by a decrease in Residential Internet gross margin due to lower ADSL ARPU.
Cable – Cable segment gross margin was EUR 6.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, representing an increase of 6% compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013, mainly due to the increase in the number of customers.
Corporate – Corporate segment gross margin was EUR 21.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, representing a decrease of 3% compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013. This decrease was mainly due to the decrease in Corporate voice and data revenue as a result of a decrease in traffic and price erosion on contract renewals, partially offset by the increase in revenue of Corporate Hosting & IT Services.
Wholesale – Wholesale segment gross margin was EUR 7.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, representing a decrease of 15% compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013, which is primarily attributable to the decrease of revenue of the sub 2M lines and decreasing data revenues.
Segment gross margin is a non-IFRS financial measure, which is used by management to evaluate the performance of the business segments. The following table represents the reconciliation of segment gross margin to income / (loss) from operations as per the Interim Consolidated Statement of Profit and Loss and Other Comprehensive Income in the interim consolidated financial statements of the Company:
|Six months ended June 30,|
|(euro in millions)||2014||2013|
|Residential Internet & TV||11.6||11.7|
|Segment gross margin||59.1||63.1|
|Network operating expenses||(8.6||)||(9.5||)|
|Direct personnel expenses||(3.8||)||(5.3||)|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||(28.2||)||(29.8||)|
|Depreciation and amortization||(21.6||)||(23.7||)|
|Cost of restructuring||(0.3||)||(0.9||)|
|Income (loss) from operations||(3.4||)||(6.1||)|
Net cash provided by operations, which includes interest paid but excludes capital expenditure and debt repayments, was EUR 14.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014.
Commenting on the results, David McGowan, Chief Executive Officer of Invitel, the Company’s operating subsidiary, noted: “We're pleased that our bundling strategy in both our residential and corporate businesses, combined with continued cost discipline, has delivered results during Q2 which are ahead of plan and which demonstrate increased stability across the company.”
On July 30, 2014 (at 14:00 UK time, 15:00 CET, 9:00 AM ET), Matel B.V. will host a conference call to discuss financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.
You can participate in the conference call by dialing 0800-756-3429 (UK toll free), +1-201-689-8049 (International) or +1-877-407-9210 (U.S. toll free) and referencing “Matel B.V.”
A webcast of the call and the presentation materials will be available on Invitel’s website at http://invitel.hu/english under “Investor Relations.” The webcast will be available for replay until October 30, 2014. In addition, a replay of the call will be available until August 13, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET. To access the replay of the call, please dial +1-877-660-6853 (U.S. toll free) or internationally dial +1-201-612-7415 and enter the conference ID (13585739).
MATEL HOLDINGS LIMITED
Matel Holdings Limited is the holder of the 49% equity stake of Matel B.V. and has its shares stapled to the Senior Secured PIK Toggle Notes due 2018 issued by Matel B.V. on December 12, 2013. The audited standalone financial statements of Matel Holdings Limited for the year ended December 31, 2013 is available on Invitel’s website at http://invitel.hu/english under “Investor Relations.”
ABOUT MAGYAR TELECOM B.V.
Magyar Telecom B.V., through its subsidiary Invitel, is one of the leading service providers in the Hungarian telecommunications market, offering a broad portfolio of services for residential and business customers. Residential products include a variety of multimedia and entertainment services such as interactive, digital and High Definition television, fast internet offerings and telephony services. Business solutions include the most up-to-date ICT and cloud-based IT solutions, in addition to voice and data services, all using Invitel's nationwide fiber-optic backbone network. Invitel is headquartered in Budaörs, with customer touch points throughout Hungary.
|Magyar Telecom B.V.|
(in millions of euro)
|Statement of Operations|
|Six months ended||Six months ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Residential Internet & TV||15.5||15.9|
|Segment Cost of Sales||15.9||16.3|
|Income (Loss) from Operations||(3.4||)||(6.1||)|
|Foreign Exchange Gains (Losses), net||(0.5||)||(0.2||)|
|Income (Loss) for the Period||(12.3||)||(24.7||)|
|Magyar Telecom B.V.|
(in millions of euro)
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Property, Plant and Equipment, net||196.2||215.3|
|Total Current Liabilities||37.9||44.1|
|Long Term Debt||153.1||151.6|
|Total Shareholders’ Equity||61.9||83.7|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity||263.0||290.5|
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