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Unitymedia FY09 cable revenue climbs 7%

18 Mar 2010

German cableco Unitymedia, which was acquired by US cable giant Liberty Global Inc (LGI) in November 2009, has posted its results for the year ended 31 December 2009, reporting a 7% increase in revenue to EUR780 million (USD1.07 billion). The company’s adjusted cable earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) totalled EUR446 million in 2009, up 13% year-on-year, while net profit reached EUR76.7 million, compared to the EUR86.1 million generated in 2008. CAPEX for the cable segment increased 9% from EUR231.5 million in 2008 to EUR251.7 million a year later.

Unitymedia’s ‘New Services’ revenue generating units (RGUs), comprising subscriptions to internet, telephony and digital TV offerings, rose 31% on 2008 to 2.04 million. Of that total, retail broadband RGUs comprised 584,000, representing a 55% year-on-year increase, while telephony RGUs rose 61% over 2008 to 586,000. Digital pay-TV customers fell 14% year-on-year however, to 491,000. At the end of 2009 Unitymedia’s cable network passed 8.786 million households, and 92% of the infrastructure had been upgraded to enable the operator’s triple-play ‘Unity3Play’ package, compared to 83% at end-2008.

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