Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Telefónica Shows Grown from Latin America and Mobile Data

Telefónica reported Q2 revenues of 30,886 million euros in the first half of 2011 thanks to the sharp rise at Telefónica Latinoamérica (+18.4% year-on-year) and the significant increase of mobile data revenue (+18.5% year-on-year). Consolidated OIBDA advanced 3.7% to 11,304 million euros thanks to the high level of
operating efficiency, leaving an OIBDA margin of 36.6% .

Some highlights from the financial report:

Telefónica Latinoamérica and Telefónica Europa accounted for 71% of consolidated
revenue and 64% of Group OIBDA

Total accesses grew 6% year-on-year in both organic and reported terms to 295.0 million at the end of June 2011. By region, Telefónica Latinoamérica and Telefónica Europe, with year-on-year organic growth of 8% and 5%
respectively, were the main contributors to the growth in Telefónica's customer base.

Telefónica's mobile accesses totalled 227.3 million by the end of the first half of 2011, up 8% year-on-year in both organic and reported terms, underpinned by the sustained increase in the contract segment (+13% year-on-year in organic terms), which now accounts for 32% of the total mobile access base (+1.4 percentage points year-on-year in organic terms).

Mobile broadband accesses reached 29.8 million at the end of June 2011. This figure represents a penetration rate of 13% of Telefónica's mobile access base. Telefónica Europa reached a penetration rate of 28%, followed by Telefónica España (23%), while there is huge scope to increase penetration at Telefónica Latinoamérica (7% in June 2011).

Retail fixed broadband accesses reached 17.6 million, up 8% year-on-year. Bundles of voice, broadband, and television services remain key to this strategy and especially to churn control. Both in Spain and Latin America, close to 90% of retail fixed broadband accesses are bundled as part of either a dual or triple service package.
Pay TV accesses stood at 3.1 million at the end of the first half (+16% year-on-year), representing a pick-up in the growth rate thanks to the success of the commercial repositioning of the service in Latin America and the inclusion of TVA's customers in Brazil from June.

Finally, fixed telephony accesses totaled 40.7 million (-3% year-on-year).