Financial Results 2011

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Full Year Results 2011

  • Adjusted EBITDA of EUR 18.7 billion and free cash flow of EUR 6.4 billion including negative exchange rate effects
  • Excluding regulatory decisions, net revenue down organically by 2.5 percent to EUR 58.7 billion
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin up by 0.5 percentage points to 31.8 percent based on the same composition of the Group
  • Mobile Internet, IP-TV, and smartphone segments showing continued growth
  • T-Mobile USA to launch LTE in 2013
  • Proposed dividend remains stable at 70 euro cents per share for the 2011 financial year
  • Guidance for the 2012 financial year: adjusted EBITDA of around EUR 18 billion and free cash flow of around EUR 6 billion

Deutsche Telekom met its financial targets for the 2011 financial year despite a difficult business environment for the telecommunications industry as a whole. Adjusted EBITDA was EUR 18.7 billion, with a EUR 0.2 billion negative impact owing to changes in exchange rates. Adjusted for this exchange rate effect included in the forecast, the Group's adjusted EBITDA was EUR 18.9 billion, while Deutsche Telekom's guidance for the year was around EUR 19.1 billion. Exchange rate fluctuations had a EUR 0.1 billion negative impact on free cash flow. The reported figure of EUR 6.4 billion hence corresponds to the forecast figure of EUR 6.5 billion. The Supervisory Board and the Board of Management will propose to the shareholders' meeting on May 24 a stable dividend of 70 cents per share, corresponding to a payout rate of 47 percent of free cash flow.

"In 2011, the Company operated in a challenging environment in every respect, a situation that is not going to change this year," commented René Obermann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom. "Our capacity for innovation, cost discipline, and readiness for change are vital assets as we prepare to master these challenges in 2012, too."

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Financial Results for Third Quarter 2011

  • Revenue from continuing operations down by 4.1 percent in the quarter to EUR 11.0 billion
  • Successful cost-cutting in the third quarter leads to increase in EBITDA margin by 0.5 percentage points
  • Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations falls 2.7 percent to EUR 3.9 billion
  • Net profit up 14.6 percent to EUR 1.1 billion
  • High adjusted EBITDA margin in Germany of 41.5 percent

Deutsche Telekom has confirmed its financial targets for the full year 2011 with solid third-quarter figures despite persistently difficult conditions characterized by a weak economy and the negative effects of decisions by governments and regulatory authorities in several countries.

Between July and September 2011, adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations - i.e., excluding the discontinued operation in the United States - totaled EUR 3.9 billion, a decline of 2.7 percent compared with the same period last year. Revenue decreased 4.1 percent in the same period to EUR 11.0 billion. Including U.S. business, adjusted EBITDA fell 2.3 percent and revenue de-clined by 6.0 percent.

Net profit increased by 14.6 percent to EUR 1.1 billion, while adjusted net profit grew by 48.9 percent to EUR 1.3 billion. At EUR 1.7 billion, free cash flow in the third quarter was 9.2 percent below the prior-year figure.

"We have once again demonstrated that we can stand our ground in a difficult environment," said René Obermann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom. "We cannot afford to be complacent in our efforts as the challenges will continue to intensify."

The company has further trimmed its operating costs, having already saved EUR 1.5 billion in the first nine months of the year with the Save for Service initiative. This has brought the cost base down by EUR 3.9 billion in total since 2010. Save for Service is targeting savings of EUR 4.2 billion for 2010 through 2012. At EUR 2.1 billion in the third quarter of 2011, 3.8 percent above the prior-year figure, the Group's investments - measured in terms of cash capex - remained at a sustained high level.

Deutsche Telekom has confirmed its guidance for the full year 2011. The Group continues to expect adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of around EUR 14.9 billion. Adjusted EBITDA of around USD 5.5 billion is anti-cipated from business in the United States. Free cash flow of the Group is expected to total at least EUR 6.5 billion.

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Financial Results for Second Quarter 2011

Deutsche Telekom maintains strong domestic business and sees improvement in many European markets.

  • Improved revenue trend in continuing operations over course of year
  • Adjusted EBITDA down by 6.5 percent to EUR 4.7 billion, continuing operations down by 2.6 percent
  • Adjusted net profit up by 17 percent to EUR 951 million
  • Free cash flow 19 percent higher than prior-year figure at EUR 1.8 billion
  • Forecast confirmed for full year 2011
  • Margin increases to over 40 percent for business in Germany
  • Positive revenue and margin trends in Europe compared with first quarter
  • IPTV grows by 42 percent in Europe
  • Broadband lines overtake traditional telephone lines in Germany for first time

Deutsche Telekom’s financial figures for the second quarter of 2011 are characterized by significantly improved trends in a number of operational areas and a 17-percent increase in adjusted net profit, causing the adjusted EBITDA margin to rise to over 40 percent. Key figures improved in many European countries compared with the first quarter despite a persistently tough economic environment. In other areas, challenges remain. This is particularly true in the United States.

Further information
Find the 2011 half-year report to download as a PDF along with related materials here from 8 a.m. CET.
The 2011 Q2 conference call for analysts will be broadcast live over the Internet from this homepage: August 4, 2011, from 2 p. m. CET

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Financial Results for First Quarter 2011

Deutsche Telekom on track to meet its full-year targets in 2011

  • Guidance confirmed with more detail following the first quarter
  • Revenue down by 3.0 percent and adjusted EBITDA down by 5.0 percent in the first three months of 2011
  • Mobile Internet, smartphone penetration, and Internet TV growth drivers for the Group
  • Adjusted EBITDA in Germany up by 3.7 percent
  • Revenue from Systems Solutions up by over 6 percent
  • European companies investing in growth
  • Growth trend in data revenue continues apace with a 20 percent rise in the U.S., contract churn rate remains high at 2.4 percent

Deutsche Telekom has confirmed its guidance for the full year following the first quarter of 2011. Business in the first three months was shaped by positive developments overall in Germany and at T Systems, while the companies in the Europe operating segment faced a host of challenges, as did T-Mobile USA.

The first quarter was dominated by the planned sale of T‑Mobile USA to AT&T. This 39-billion-dollar deal represents a value-enhancing solution for business
in the North American market that will also benefit in particular the company's customers in this region. The deal is still subject to legal and regulatory approval in the United States.

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