Lisbon, 07 nov (Lusa) – The net profit of US grew 6.6% in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period of 2015, to of 78.4 million euros, announced today the telecommunications operator.
This result is due to the “good time operating in the business areas of telecommunications and film,” said in a statement sent to comissão do mercado de Valores Mobiliários (CMVM), adding that between January and September, “noted an evolution of 26.4% is considered to be the net result before of companies and non-controlling interests, to 86.5 million euros”.
operating revenue rose 5.3% to 1,124 million euros, “the result of a strong growth in services, which stood at 8,941 million, revenues from telecommunications business increased by 5.6% to 1.071 million euros, with excise revenues grow 4.5% to 667,4 million euros, revenues in business and ‘wholesale’ to increase by 3.8% to 310.1 mn euros and the revenue from the sale of equipment to evolve 19.5% to 37.4 million euros”.
The result before taxes, interest, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) grew by 5.3% to 431,8 million euros, “in the wake of improvement over the last few quarters,” explained the telecom operator that resulted from the merger of Optimus with Zon.
“THE US remains heavily committed in bringing their new generation networks across the country. In the first nine months of 2016, the investment (total CAPEX) is in line with the performance recorded in the same period of last year, having reached 292,6 million euros,” he said.
“The first nine months of this year to ensure a clear bet on innovation and continuous in the strategy of bringing each time more Portuguese the most modern communications networks. The US has invested, this year, about 300 million euros and will continue to invest to ensure its leadership position in the choice of the families and Portuguese companies,” said the executive chairman of nos, Miguel Almeida, quoted in the statement.
The RGU (revenue generating) total rose 8% to 8,941 million, with net additions of 664,8 thousand compared to the end of September 2015, of which 3,271 million were converged services.
“The position of leadership in pay-tv in Portugal continues to grow, having added more 64,2 thousand customers, an increase of 4.2% of the total customer base of fixed access, up from 40.2 percent checked” a year before.
The number of customers with convergent increased by 19% to 661,4 million at the end of the first nine months, over 45.2% of the total customer base of fixed access, up from 40.2 percent recorded in the same period last year.
mobile customers increased by 9.2% to 4,396 million, more 370,5 thousand customers at the end of September 2015.
THE US also took note of net additions 131,1 thousand clients in the fixed Internet, and 97,4 thousand customers fixed voice, taking the number of fixed broadband customer base increased by 11.9% to 1,237 million, while that of customers of fixed voice grew 6.1% to 1,692 million.
The number of business services grew by 11.1% to 1,382 million compared with the same period of 2015.
“The coverage of the fixed network has reached, at the end of this semester, by 5.6% or 197 thousand homes over the same period, mostly outside of large urban centers. The largest network of new generation now arrives the 3,741 million houses”, refers to the US.
In cinemas, the evolution was positive until September, with the number of tickets sold to increase by 1.8%.