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1Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct Empty Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct on Wed May 15, 2013 10:15 am

Redbulls

Redbulls
Director - Equity Analytics
Director - Equity Analytics
May 15, 2013 (LBO) - Profits at Sri Lanka Telecom group the island's sole wireline operator which also has mobile services rose 226 percent to 1.6 billion rupees recovering from forex losses suffered last year.

The group reported earnings of 89 cents per share.

Revenues rose 5 percent to 14.4 billion rupees in the quarter and operating costs rose at a faster 12 percent to 9.8 billion rupees slowing profits before depreciation amortization 6 percent to 4.6 billion rupees.

At standalone company level, which contains the core wireline revenues grew 1 percent to 8.7 billion rupees.

Interest expenses fell 10 percent to 209 million rupees and SLT showed a forex gain of 39 million rupees against a loss of 1.4 billion rupees last year.

In the first quarter of 2012, the rupee depreciated sharply generating losses in foreign exchange denominated loans.
http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/news/Sri_Lanka_Telecom_March_net_up_226-pct/446529408

2Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct Empty SLT group profits surge 226% on Thu May 16, 2013 4:38 pm

Gainer

Gainer
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
SLT group profits surge 226%
May 15, 2013, 12:00 pm
Nimal Welgama-Chairman (SLT Group)

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC reported a group net pre tax profit of Rs. 2.03 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, up 90 percent from a year earlier while post tax profits grew a whopping 226 percent from a year ago to Rs. 1.6 billion, interim financial results filed with the Colombo Stock Exchange showed.

Last year’s profit which was negatively impacted by a Rs. 1.4 billion foreign currency conversion loss. Compared to previous quarter the improvement of Group NPBT and NPAT was up 48 percent and 83 percent.

The group has recorded a Rs.14.45 billion revenue, with 5 percent year on year growth during the quarter. Strategic initiatives engaged particularly in the mobile sector together with the expansion of broadband and data services through i-Sri Lanka program have complemented the growth of group revenue, the telco said in a statement.


Increase in operating costs mainly driven by inflationary factors, has diluted the group EBITDA margin to 32 percent from 36 percent during the same period in the previous year. 

In line with increased profits, Group annualized Earnings Per Share (EPS) has been increased from Rs.1.09 in 1st quarter 2012 to Rs. 3.55 during the quarter under review.

At the Company level, Rs. 8.70 billion revenue was reported with a marginal growth of 1 percent compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Rapid increase of operating costs has eroded the Net Profit Before Tax and Net Profit After Tax of the quarter under review by 46 percent and 48 percent respectively to Rs. 1.06 billion and Rs. 0.78 billion.


SLT has moved onto a period of growth with the appointment of Group CEO Lalith De Silva in February 2013, who has extensive experience in the telecommunication and IT sector. Commenting on the performance of the company, De Silva stressed the importance of adopting a synergetic approach within the group to facilitate rapid growth in terms of financials as well as to provide an enhanced service experience to the customers.

In the face of intense competition, Mobitel was able to report a healthy performance recording a growth in both subscribers and revenue. Revenue for the first quarter of 2013 grew by10 percent to Rs 6.6 billion compared to the same quarter in the previous year.


The revenue growth was duly supported by timely investments in network infrastructure for capacity building and coverage expansion. This in turn resulted in an increase in customer base by 14 percent in comparison to the first quarter of previous year.  This growth was achieved despite the Sri Lankan mobile market reaching saturation by end of 2012 according TRCSL sources.

Mobitel reported improvement in all key profitability indicators EBITDA, EBIT and NPAT during the first quarter of 2013 compared to same period in previous year. The growth achieved in overall revenue which increased by Rs 0.58 billion continues to be reflected across profitability indicators with EBITDA and EBIT growing by 3 percent and 5 percent respectively. This was a result of continuous efforts to manage costs while striving for optimum asset utilization.

For the first quarter of 2013 Mobitel reported an After Tax Profit of Rs.0.64 billion as against Rs.0.95 billion losses in the first quarter of 2012 mainly brought about by the depreciation of the rupee in the early part of 2012. Therefore the NPAT growth achieved for the period was 167 percent in comparison to the same period of previous year.

According to Nimal Welgama, Chairman SLT Group, SLT is now ready to deploy high investments in Infotainment, expansion of International cables, Data and Broadband services and expansion of IT systems. He is confident that these investments would enhance the value of SLT Group while significantly contributing to the Government initiatives to boost ICT in the country as a part of its infrastructure development.

www.theisland.lk

3Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct Empty Re: Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct on Thu May 16, 2013 4:46 pm

Gainer

Gainer
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
SLT Group records Rs 2.03 bn PBT for 1Q-13

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) released financial performance of its Group and Company for the first quarter 2013.

The group has recorded a Rs.14.45 bn revenue, with 5% year on year growth during the quarter. Strategic initiatives engaged particularly in the mobile sector together with the expansion of broadband and data services through i-Sri Lanka program have complemented the growth of group revenue.

During the quarter under review, the group reported a Net Profit Before Tax (NPBT)of Rs. 2.03 bn and Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) of Rs. 1.60 bn. This is an impressive growth of 90% and 226% respectively compared to that of the previous year, which was negatively impacted by Rs. 1.4 bn foreign currency conversion loss. Compared to previous quarter the improvement of Group NPBT and NPAT was 48% and 83%. Increase in operating costs mainly driven by inflationary factors, has diluted the group EBITDA margin to 32% from 36% during the same period in the previous year.In line with increased profits, Group annualized Earnings Per Share (EPS) has been increased from Rs.1.09 in 1st quarter 2012 to Rs.3.55 during the quarter under review.

At the Company level, Rs. 8.70 bn revenue was reported with a marginal growth of 1% compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Rapid increase of operating costs has eroded the Net Profit Before Tax and Net Profit After Tax of the quarter under review by 46% and 48% respectively to Rs. 1.06 bn and Rs. 0.78 bn.

SLT has moved onto a period of growth with the appointment of Group CEO Lalith De Silva in February 2013, who has extensive experience in the telecommunication and IT sector.

Commenting on the performance of the company, Lalith De Silva stressed the importance of adopting a synergistic approach within the group to facilitate rapid growth in terms of financials as well as to provide an enhanced service experience to the customers.

In the face of intense competition, Mobitel was able to report a healthy performance recording a growth in both subscribers and revenue.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2013 grew by10 % to Rs 6.6 bn compared to the same quarter in the previous year. The revenue growth was duly supported by timely investments in network infrastructure for capacity building and coverage expansion.

This in turn resulted in an increase in customer base by 14% in comparison to the first quarter of previous year. This growth was achieved despite the Sri Lankan mobile market reaching saturation by end of 2012 according TRCSL sources.

Mobitel reported improvement in all key profitability indicators EBITDA, EBIT and NPAT during the first quarter of 2013 compared to same period in previous year. The growth achieved in overall revenue which increased by Rs 0.58 bn continues to be reflected across profitability indicators with EBITDA and EBIT growing by 3% and 5% respectively.

This was a result of continuous efforts to manage costs while striving for optimum asset utilization. For the first quarter of 2013 Mobitel reported an After Tax Profit of Rs.0.64 bn as against Rs.0.95 bn losses in the first quarter of 2012 mainly brought about by the depreciation of the rupee in the early part of 2012. Therefore the NPAT growth achieved for the period is 167 % in comparison to the same period of previous year.

According to Nimal Welgama, Chairman SLT Group, SLT is now ready to deploy high investments in Infotainment, expansion of International cables, Data and Broadband services and expansion of IT systems.

www.dailynews.lk

4Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct Empty Re: Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct on Thu May 16, 2013 4:48 pm

Jiggysaurus

Jiggysaurus
Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
so what does this mean Gainer?

Split coming, split coming??

5Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct Empty Re: Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct on Thu May 16, 2013 4:49 pm

Gainer

Gainer
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
SLT Group dials Rs. 2 b pre-tax profit in 1Q

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Sri Lanka Telecom PLC Group has recorded Rs. 14.45 billion revenue, with 5% year-on-year growth during the quarter. Strategic initiatives engaged particularly in the mobile sector together with the expansion of broadband and data services through i-Sri Lanka program have complemented the growth of group revenue.

During the quarter under review, the group reported a Net Profit Before Tax (NPBT) of Rs. 2.03 b and Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) of Rs. 1.60 b. This is an impressive growth of 90% and 226% respectively compared to that of the previous year, which was negatively impacted by Rs. 1.4 b foreign currency conversion loss. Compared to previous quarter the improvement of Group NPBT and NPAT was 48% and 83%.

Increase in operating costs mainly driven by inflationary factors, has diluted the group EBITDA margin to 32% from 36% during the same period in the previous year. In line with increased profits, Group annualised Earnings Per Share (EPS) has been increased from Rs.1.09 in the first quarter of 2012 to Rs. 3.55 during the quarter under review.
At the Company level, Rs. 8.70 b revenue was reported with a marginal growth of 1% compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Rapid increase of operating costs has eroded the Net Profit Before Tax and Net Profit After Tax of the quarter under review by 46% and 48% respectively to Rs. 1.06 b and Rs. 0.78 b.
SLT has moved on to a period of growth with the appointment of Group CEO Lalith De Silva in February 2013, who has extensive experience in the telecommunication and IT sector. Commenting on the performance of the company, De Silva on stressed the importance of adopting a synergetic approach within the group to facilitate rapid growth in terms of financials as well as to provide an enhanced service experience to the customers.
In the face of intense competition, Mobitel was able to report a healthy performance recording a growth in both subscribers and revenue. Revenue for the first quarter of 2013 grew by 10% to Rs. 6.6 b compared to the same quarter in the previous year. The revenue growth was duly supported by timely investments in network infrastructure for capacity building and coverage expansion. This in turn resulted in an increase in customer base by 14% in comparison to the first quarter of previous year. This growth was achieved despite the Sri Lankan mobile market reaching saturation by end 2012, according to TRCSL sources.
Mobitel reported improvement in all key profitability indicators EBITDA, EBIT and NPAT during the first quarter of 2013 compared to same period in previous year. The growth achieved in overall revenue which increased by Rs. 0.58 b continues to be reflected across profitability indicators with EBITDA and EBIT growing by 3% and 5% respectively. This was a result of continuous efforts to manage costs while striving for optimum asset utilisation.
For the first quarter of 2013, Mobitel reported an after tax profit of Rs. 0.64 b as against Rs. 0.95 losses in the first quarter of 2012 mainly brought about by the depreciation of the rupee in the early part of 2012. Therefore the NPAT growth achieved for the period is 167% in comparison to the same period of previous year.
According to SLT Group Chairman Nimal Welgama, SLT is now ready to deploy high investments in Infotainment, expansion of international cables, data and broadband services and expansion of IT systems. He is confident that these investments would enhance the value of SLT Group while significantly contributing to the Government initiatives to boost ICT in the country as a part of its infrastructure development.
www.ft.lk

6Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct Empty Re: Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct on Thu May 16, 2013 4:53 pm

Gainer

Gainer
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
@Jiggysaurus wrote:so what does this mean Gainer?

Split coming, split coming??

Please give the Respect.

7Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct Empty Re: Sri Lanka Telecom March net up 226-pct on Thu May 16, 2013 5:21 pm

Jiggysaurus

Jiggysaurus
Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
@Gainer wrote:
@Jiggysaurus wrote:so what does this mean Gainer?

Split coming, split coming??

Please give the Respect.

Respectfully, does it mean Split coming, split coming??

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