Stockholm - Tele2 AB, (Tele2), (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) today announced its consolidated results for the first quarter 2010.
"Taking it to the next level. Together"
"At Tele2 we are proud but never satisfied, and our Q1 2010 interim results are proof that hard work pays off. EBITDA grew by 5 percent to SEK 2,358 million, resulting in a strong margin of 25 percent", comments Lars Nilsson, CFO & Interim President and CEO of Tele2 AB
During Q1 2010, net sales amounted to SEK 9,535 (9,828) million, while EBITDA increased by 5 percent to SEK 2,358 (2,244) million.
Highest ever EBITDA contribution from market area Russia
In Q1 2010, Tele2 Russia added 949,000 (220,000) customers. During the quarter EBITDA amounted to SEK 719 (538) million, with better than expected contribution from both new regions and mature regions.
Continued revenue growth in market area Nordic
Mobile revenue in market area Nordic grew by 3 percent, led by Tele2 Sweden's push into the postpaid segment
Stable cashflow contribution from market area Central Europe & Eurasia
Through tight control of operational and capital expenditures, market area Central Europe & Eurasia was able to tackle a poor economic climate and maintain cashflow contribution to the group
Further success in the corporate segment for market area Western Europe
The market area Western Europe was once again successful in extending existing accounts and in acquiring new accounts in Q1 2010. As a result EBITDA increased to SEK 611 (594) million in the quarter
The Interim report is available on reports.tele2.com/2010/Q1
Interim result conference call
Tele2 will host a conference call, with an interactive presentation, for the global financial community at 10.00 am CET (09.00 am UK time/04.00 am NY time) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The conference call will be held in English and also available as audiocast on Tele2's website, www.tele2.com.
To ensure that you are connected to the conference call, please dial in a few minutes before the start of the conference call to register your attendance.
Sweden: +46 (0)8 505 598 53
UK: +44 (0) 203 043 24 36
US: +1 866 458 40 87
You will also be in a position to listen to the conference call afterwards. Replay number will be available 10 days following the conference call:
Sweden: +46 (0)8 506 269 49
Passcode: 242097 #
Lars Nilsson, CFO and Interim President & CEO
Telephone: +46 (0)8 5620 0060
Lars Torstensson, Investor Relations
Telephone: + 46 (0)8 5620 0042
Tele2 is one of Europe 's leading telecom OPERATORS, always providing the best deal. We have 28 million customers in 11 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, cable TV and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2009, we had net sales of SEK 39.5 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 9.4 billion.