The first half of 2016: T-Mobile achieves Good results

  • Stable customer base and revenues, increase in EBITDA
  • Data consumption doubled
  • New set-up: closer cooperation with Slovak Telekom 

Prague, 11 August 2016 - In the first half of this year, T-Mobile Czech Republic showed very good results which confirm that its integrated operator strategy and focus on efficiency in all areas are proving effective. The operator further concentrated on further monetization and B2B potential, introducing a number of new services and products, e.g. T-Mobile TV, Twist and roaming data bundles and a virtual data centre.

Compared to the same period last year, the company’s customer base increased slightly and passed the six million mark. TMCZ´s total revenues reached CZK 12.8 billion, service revenues amounted to CZK 9 billion and the EBITDA indicator increased by 4.8%. The consumption of mobile services grew again, most significantly in the area of data. The data usage in the T-Mobile network more than doubled compared to the same period last year, reaching 14,593 terabytes.

“This is a year of a profound change in our company. In the first six months, we worked hard on establishing organizational and personnel-related frameworks for closer cooperation between T-Mobile and Slovak Telekom and I am more than satisfied that we achieved very good results in the same period,” says Milan Vašina, Managing Director at T-Mobile Czech Republic and Slovak Telekom, adding: “T-Mobile has been proving that it is a reliable and full-scope partner both to B2C and B2B customers.” 

CustomersAs of 30 June 2016, more than six million customers were using T-Mobile’s mobile services, with 3.6 million contract customers (60% of the customer base) and nearly 2.4 million customers using the prepaid service. The average monthly churn rate (i.e. the share of customers who decided to stop using the operator’s services) decreased to 1.4%.

 ´000 H1/2015 H1/2016 % y/y (rounded)
Number of customers – mobile services 5,996 6,008 0.2%
Contract customers 3,532 3,623 2.6%
Prepaid customers 2,464 2,385 -3.2%
Net adds -4 - 11 n/a
Contract customers 32 26 -18.8%
Prepaid customers -36 -37 2.8%
Average monthly churn – mobile services
1.5 % 1.4 % 0.1%p

Users of T-Mobile’s mobile services called an average of 158 minutes per month during the first half of this year – an increase of 1.7% compared to the same period of the previous year. Consumption grew in all areas and especially with regard to data, with the volume of transmitted data increasing by 111% compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching 14,593 terabytes.

Financial indicators

In the first six months of 2016, revenues from mobile and fixed-line services reached CZK 12.8 billion, with revenues from mobile services totalling CZK 9 billion. The average monthly revenue per user (ARPU) increased year-on-year to CZK 250. The trend of fast adoption and growing use of data services is mirrored in the share of non-voice services in ARPU from mobile services, which increased year-on-year by 4 percentage points to 47%.

CZKH1/2015H1/2016% y/y (rounded)
Total revenues (million) 13,160 12,783 -2.9%
Service revenues (million) – mobile services 8,961 9,045 0.9%
EBITDA (million) (integrated services) 5,257 5,511 4.8%
EBITDA margin (EBITDA/total revenues) 39.9% 43.1% 3.2%p
ARPU - mobile services 249 250 0.4%
Contract customers 360 355 1.4%
Prepaid customers 92 92 -
Podíl nehlasových služeb na ARPU - mobilní služby

43%

47%

4%p

More information on T-Mobile’s activities in H1 2016 is available here.


 
About the Company

T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, is with its more than 6.2 million customers the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to converged telecommunications services, it offers TV and comprehensive ICT solutions. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network, which was proved repeatedly by benchmark testing performed by umlaut (former P3) with Best-in-Test seal.

T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.

More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).

Contact details of the press unit: press@t-press.cz.