Telekom Austria AG

EANS-Adhoc: Results for the First Nine Months and the Third Quarter 2013

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14.11.2013


Vienna, 14 November 2013: Today the Telekom Austria Group (VSE: TKA, OTC US:
TKAGY) announces its results for the first nine months and the third quarter
2013, ending 30 September 2013.

Highlights for the First Nine Months 2013

> Group revenues down 2.6% year-on-year as growth in Belarus and in the
Additional Markets segments partly mitigates decline in Austria, Bulgaria and
Croatia

> Gross cost savings of EUR 112.9 mn cannot offset an increase in operating 
expenses in Austria and the Additional markets segment

> Lower revenues and higher costs for acquisition and retention stemming from
the high-value customer segment lead to a Group EBITDA comparable decline of
9.8%

> While overall revenues still decline by 3.6% in Austria, the high-value focus
and convergence strategy continue to yield encouraging results

> International businesses see revenues fall by 2.4% due to challenging
macro-economic trends and regulatory burdens
 
> FY 2013 Group guidance unchanged: Revenues of approx. EUR 4.1 bn, CAPEX* of 
EUR 650 - 700 mn and an intended dividend of EUR 0.05/share



in EUR million        Q3 2013  Q3 2012  % change  1-9M 2013  1-9M 2012  % change
Revenues              1,036.0  1,093.7     -5.3%    3,128.3    3,212.0     -2.6%
EBITDA comparable       357.9    410.4    -12.8%    1,025.1    1,136.6     -9.8%
Operating income        121.5    177.0    -31.4%      344.7      388.1    -11.2%
Net income               51.3     99.2    -48.3%      159.2      180.1    -11.6%
Earnings per 
share (in EUR)           0.10     0.22    -56.9%       0.31       0.41    -24.0%
Free cash flow per 
share (in EUR)           0.30     0.37    -20.4%       0.69       0.70     -2.4%
Capital expenditures    167.6    158.4      5.8%      493.0      489.4      0.7%
                                                 
in EUR million                          30 Sept 2013     31 Dec 2012    % change
Net debt                                     2,708.8         3,248.9      -16.6%
Net debt / EBITDA comparable (12 months)        2.0x            2.2x     
                                                
All financial figures are based on IFRS; if not stated otherwise, all
comparisons are given year-on-year. EBITDA comparable is defined as net income
excluding financial result, income tax expense, depreciation and amortisation,
restructuring and impairment charges.
* Does not include investments for spectrum nor acquisitions.


The earnings release is available here:
http://www.telekomaustria.com/dateien/results-qu3-2013.pdf
For further information, please see here:
http://www.telekomaustria.com/ir/current-results.php


Disclaimer for forward-looking statements: 
This document contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements are usually accompanied by words such as "believe", "intend",
"anticipate", "plan", "expect" and similar expressions. Actual events may differ
materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a
result of a number of factors. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks
and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results or
outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking
statement. Neither Telekom Austria nor any other person accepts any liability
for any such forward-looking statements. Telekom Austria will not update these
forward-looking statements, whether due to changed factual circumstances,
changes in assumptions or expectations. This report does not constitute a
recommendation or invitation to purchase or sell securities of Telekom Austria.


Further inquiry note:
Matthias Stieber
Director Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0) 50 664 39126
mailto: matthias.stieber@telekomaustria.com

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issuer:      Telekom Austria AG
             Lassallestrasse 9
             A-1020 Wien
mail:     investor.relations@telekomaustria.com
WWW:      www.telekomaustria.com/ir
sector:      Telecommunications
ISIN:        AT0000720008
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English
 



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