Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Technology, Computers & IT(Technology)
Filter PR by
  

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC Reports its Q1 2023 Results

 
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC Reports its Q1 2023 Results

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC delivers another quarter of strong operating and financial performance with a 19.1% increase in Net Profit

Dubai, UAE. 3 May 2023:    Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (“EITC”) announced its financial results for the quarter-ended 31 March 2023. Sustained demand for fixed and mobile services contributed to a significant 10% revenue growth to AED 3.44 billion and a 7.7% increase in EBITDA to AED 1.37 billion. Net profit jumped 19.1% to AED 370 million. Operating Free Cash Flow (EBITDA – Capex) was stable at AED 958 million.

Operating highlights

Our focused commercial initiatives drove a 9.4% increase in mobile customers. We ended the quarter with 8.2 million subscribers on healthy net-additions across the postpaid and prepaid segments. We delivered a seventh consecutive quarter of postpaid net-additions (48,000) thanks to the success of our Unlimited non-stop data plans and sustained demand from the enterprise sector, and ended the quarter with 1.5 million postpaid customers. Our prepaid customer base increased to 6.7 million thanks to the continued attractiveness of our Flexi plans as well as brisk tourism activity.
Our consumer broadband offering remains extremely attractive. We attracted nearly 18,000 new customers (Q1 22: 48,000) and ended the quarter with 554,000 broadband customers. This represents a 26.4% increase year-over-year. Again, our commercial initiatives across various product categories and the disciplined execution of our broadband strategy supported another quarter of solid performance.

Financial highlights

Revenues grew 10% to AED 3,441 million. Mobile service revenues continued their recovery: the excellent performance of the postpaid segment drove a revenue growth of 6.3% to AED 1,491 million. Fixed services revenues jumped 15.0% to AED 936 million on sustained demand from consumer and enterprise customers. In aggregate, service revenues increased 9.5% to AED 2,427 million. Other revenues grew 11.2% to AED 1,014 million due to a recovery in handset sales and sustained growth of our ICT unit. Handset revenues increased 30.4% to AED 282 million on improved supply chain and higher availability of smartphones.

EBITDA increased by 7.7% year-over-year to AED 1,366 million. Higher service revenues led to the increase in gross profit. This improvement was partially offset by a marginal increase in network expenses, higher spectrum costs (network expansion, greater 5G usage) as well as a normalization of provisions for impairment on trade receivables (Q1 22 provisions benefited from certain positive one-offs).
Net Profit jumped 19.1 % to AED 370 million primarily due to higher EBITDA and an increase in finance income that is driven by higher interest rates and optimized cash management. These elements were partially offset by an increase in royalty expense.
Capex spend AED 408 million (capital intensity of 11.8 %). Our spend during the quarter was focused on expanding our fibre network and our ongoing IT transformation.
Operating free cash flow (EBITDA – Capex) was stable at AED 958 million.

Financial summary

AED million

Q1 2022

Q1 2023

change

Revenues

3,128

3,441

10.0%

EBITDA

1,269

1,366

7.7%

Net profit

311

370

19.1%

   

 

 

Capex

-304

-408

33.9%

capital intensity

9.7%

11.8%

2.1pp

Operating free cash flow

964

958

-0.6%

margin

30.8%

27.9%

-3.0pp

 

Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO said:

“I am very pleased with this quarter’s results. Our commercial momentum remains intact and our portfolio of products and services continues to attract customers across all units. During the quarter, we added 48,000 mobile postpaid customers on strong enterprise demand and the attractiveness of our Unlimited Data Power Plans. We continued growing our broadband customers base by adding 18,000 home wireless and fibre clients.

We delivered a remarkable performance in the first quarter with double-digit revenue growth. Service revenues increased 9.4% as a result of a consistent and disciplined implementation of our commercial strategy. 

While we continue to seek revenue growth and improve our market position, we are determined to improve profitability and generate higher shareholder value. We are monitoring our cost base for efficiency and focusing the spend on growth opportunities. As we transition to a digital-first telecom operator, our infrastructure investments remain a key element to provide best-in-class customer experience.”

 


Posted by : DubaiPRNetwork.com Editorial Team
Viewed 17970 times
PR Category : Technology
Posted on : Wednesday, May 3, 2023  10:14:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : e& Enterprise to Acquire a Majority Stake in Beehive
Next Story : 2023 MPL Spring Split Finals Coming to UAE between 11 to 13 ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
LG named the official partner of the Esports world cup 2024 in Saudi Arabia [25752-Views]
Captivating Circus Shows Mesmerize Visitors at Mercato during Dubai Summer Surprises! [14813-Views]
LG acquires Athom to advance AI-Enabled intelligent Space Business [7675-Views]
UAE and Japan discuss the latest developments in the comprehensive strategic partnership a... [7433-Views]
Al Ain Summer Sports Begins with Exciting New Sports and Kids Summer Camp at ADNEC Centre ... [6851-Views]
RTA delivers Traffic Safety Awareness Messages to 350,000 Students,holds events attracting... [6662-Views]
Tawam Hospital Performs Life-Saving Surgery on 15-Year-Old Emirati Boy After Serious Car A... [6453-Views]
The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma'an Signs MoU With Emirates Cancer Society To Pro... [6380-Views]
Union Coop Announces Exciting Promotions for July 2024 [6285-Views]
Dubai Customs and Dubai Chambers Discuss Joint Cooperation and Support for Dubai Economic ... [6228-Views]
Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Hosts Poetry Evening on 11 July [6125-Views]
Arabian Horse Racing Meets French Expertise at the Sheikh Mansoor Festival's 16th Edition [6064-Views]
Pogačar retains yellow after 2nd place in time trial [6006-Views]
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates hosts Jumeirah College Enterprise Week 2024 [5965-Views]
PG Real Estate Unveils Bold AED 1 Billion Investment Plan [5871-Views]
Citymax Al Barsha at the Mall Welcomes High So [5469-Views]
Dubai Health Authority Launches Summer Training Programme for Students [5355-Views]
Indian Delights Celebrates First Anniversary: A Year Of Exceptional Flavors & Memorable Di... [5305-Views]
Natuzzi Italia Celebrates Italian National Day as Gold Sponsor in Dubai and Abu Dhabi [5031-Views]
Seek Solace in Silence at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort this Summer [4965-Views]
Ministry of Economy reviews new Competition Regulation law and its role in developing regu... [4838-Views]
Global Aerospace Summit 2024 set to fast-track greater investments for the future of the a... [4813-Views]
Unmissable Free Fun At Modesh World: New And Exciting Activities For Kids Of All Ages This... [4736-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier Launches New Tonda PF Automatic 36mm Models [4612-Views]
UAE, UN discuss SDG cooperation at High-Level Political Forum [4551-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin DubaiPRNetwork.com on Instagram
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories