TDC: Interim Financial Report Q4 2019

TDC: Interim Financial Report Q4 2019


  • Full-year 2019 organic EBITDA decline of 3.7% and Q4 decline of 5.8% driven by decline in TV, other services and landline voice which was partly offset by growth in mobility services and cost savings
  • Consistent organic opex savings throughout 2019 with 2.8% savings for the full year and 5.8% savings in Q4, driven primarily by Consumer
  • Service revenue excl. landline voice increased by 0.1% for the full year in 2019, signifying a stable top line across non-legacy core products
  • Financial performance in 2019 was in line with previously communicated guidance; a low single-digit decline in organic EBITDA ( -3.7%), DKK 300-400m in costs related to the separation of TDC (DKK 358m), capex of DKK 4.4-4.8bn (DKK 4.8bn) and leverage of ~3.5x for the year (3.6x for the year)
  • Organic TV gross profit decline of 25.1% in Q4 YoY driven mainly by investments in TV content, including own productions, and a loss of TV customers. Improved gross profit is expected going forward
  • Mobility services showed a solid performance in Q4 with a YoY organic gross profit growth of 3.0% driven by a higher Consumer ARPU partly offset by a loss of Consumer RGUs
  • Internet & network organic gross profit growth of 0.9% in Q4 YoY as a value lift in Consumer ARPU was partly offset by fewer RGUs. Active fibre connections increased by 1.8% in Q4 with 5.9k additional RGUs
  • Fullrate Pro and Firmafon have merged to form Relatel, a new strong B2B brand primarily servicing the SME segment. Relatel seeks to enhance relations between corporations and their customers through cloud-based and user-friendly mobility services
  • TDC’s network company changed name to TDC NET to create a new brand identity building on the proud TDC legacy while focusing on the digital future of Denmark
  • In December TDC NET launched Denmark’s largest 5G pilot project in Helsingør, where 40 mobile sites have been upgraded to 5G
  • TDC NET’s fibre roll out continued to accelerate and reached more than 25k homes passed in Q4 up from 12k in Q3, resulting in a Q4 YoY capex increase for TDC Group of 55%
  • 2020 financial guidance: Flat EBITDA, strategic capex investments in 5G and fibre of DKK ~2.6bn, total capex spend of DKK 5.5-5.9bn and net debt EoY EBITDA of ~4.1x excl. IFRS 16
  • Henrik Clausen has been appointed as CEO of TDC Group with effect from 17 February 2020

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