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A1 Telekom Austria Group’s FY21 sales climb 4.4% on mobile and fixed service growth

9 Feb 2022

A1 Telekom Austria Group’s total revenues in full-year 2021 increased by 4.4% to EUR4.75 billion (USD5.42 billion), driven by 5.3% and 2.4% improvements in mobile and fixed service revenues, which reached EUR2.18 billion and EUR1.78 billion respectively. Mobile service revenue grew annually in most markets – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia and Serbia – driven by ‘strong mobile core business, continued high demand for mobile Wi-Fi routers and upselling activities in the high value segment’, with a slight decline in Slovenia and a ‘stable FX-impacted’ performance in Belarus. Fixed service revenue grew in all markets except Croatia, stemming from ‘strong demand for high-bandwidth products’ – also related to accelerated digitisation due to COVID-19 – and growth in the Solutions & Connectivity business segment. Group EBITDA climbed 8.2% to EUR1.71 billion in FY21, driven by growth in all markets, particularly Austria and Bulgaria, with annual consolidated net profit jumping 17.0% to EUR455 million as solid operational results outweighed higher income tax expenses.

At 31 December 2021 A1 Telekom Austria Group reported a total of 22.77 million mobile subscriptions (including M2M), up 4.1% year-on-year, ‘mainly driven by a strong increase in M2M’, while the company also highlighted the continued shift from pre-paid to contract mobile subscriptions alongside solid demand for mobile Wi-Fi routers as the ‘Internet@home’ subscription base increased by 5.0% across the group, driven by all markets but in particular Bulgaria, Belarus and Croatia. Group-wide fixed service revenue generating units (RGUs) grew 0.5% y-o-y to 6.08 million at end-2021, driven by increasing high-bandwidth fixed broadband RGUs particularly in Belarus and Bulgaria, while TV RGUs also grew in most markets, and despite RGUs in Austria declining – as Austrian low-bandwidth broadband and voice RGUs fell, partially offset by continued uptake of high-bandwidth products.

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