KDG unveils year-end KPIs

27 Apr 2010

German regional cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has announced its key performance indicators (KPIs) for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2010, reporting a 3.6% year-on-year rise in total revenue generating units (RGUs) to 12.048 million. However, total direct subscribers fell to 7.47 million, down by 33,000 from the previous year primarily due to one time adjustments related to the acquisition of Orion Cable in May 2008 and final integration of the cableco. On a pro-forma basis for these adjustments, total direct subscribers increased by 16,000 during the fiscal year. Internet and telephony subscribers grew by approximately 291,000 year-on-year (an increase of 36.1%), while internet and telephony RGUs increased by 556,000 units to reach 1.974 million at 31 March 2010, up 39.2% compared to a year earlier. Of that total, broadband internet accounted for 966,000 units (up from 708,000 at 31 March 2009) and telephony 1.008 million units (710,000). Premium TV RGUs increased by approximately 111,000 units, or 11.5% year-on-year, to reach 1.073 million at 31 March 2010. New services RGUs (comprising premium TV, internet and telephony) made up 25.3% of total RGUs, compared to 20.5% the previous year. Subscribers now take an average 1.35 RGUs compared to 1.27 at the end of March 2009, and up from an average of 1.33 products at the end of 2009. KDG will report its preliminary financials for the year ended 31 March 2010 on 1 June.

Germany, Kabel Deutschland