With so many companies releasing their financial results at the same time, it can be difficult to keep track…Introducing the Total Telecom Score Board
It’s that time of year again, when companies financial results arrive in a flurry from across the telecoms sector. With so much data arriving so fast it can be all too easy to get lost. Now, we are pulling all of the key players’ financial reports into one location.
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• Three UK CEO says strong results driven by "our highest ever levels of investment and are testament to the hard work of our staff" FY 2021
• Helios Towers results in line with expectation – Download the release
• Eir FY 2021
• Xiaomi Q3 2021
• Bouygues Telecom Q3 2021
• Vodafone Group H2 FY 2022
“The results show we have demonstrated good sustainable growth and solid commercial momentum. Our strengthened performance in Africa and Europe puts us on track to be at the top end of our guidance for this year, as well asfirmly within our medium-term financial ambitions. We know there is more to do and our focusremains on driving growth. We are structured for value creation, with operational priorities and portfolio actions which are designed to improve returns at pace,” said Vodafone CEO Nick Read.
• Singtel H1 FY 2022
“We are making headway in our other strategic priorities, including the rollout of commercial 5G services and unlocking the value of our infrastructure assets with the partial divestment of Australia Tower Network which operates Optus’ passive telecommunications tower infrastructure. While COVID19 uncertainties linger, we remain focused on extending our leadership in 5G to drive growth across our core and new business by taking advantage of emerging technologies and continued disruption. These initiatives put us in a unique position to capture growth opportunities as economies open further and travel gradually resumes," said Singtel Group CEO, Yuen Kuan Moon.
• SoftBank Group posts massive loss of JPY397.9 billion ($3.52 billion) for July to September period. MORE COVERAGE
• Virgin Media O2 First full quarter results as a combined entity. READ ARTICLE
• Telefonica records net income of €9,335 million up to September. Earnings Release
• Amdocs Full year record revenue of $4,289 million “I could not be prouder of our outstanding achievements in fiscal 2021, much of the credit for which belongs to our talented people worldwide" Shuky Sheffer, president and CEO, Amdocs Management Limited. PRESS RELEASE
• Thaicom Q3/2021 Results – Thaicom’s telecommunication and mobile service provider subsidiary in Lao PDR, reported a 17% increased in subscribers compared to Q3/2020. PRESS RELEASE
• Millicom "Chief Executive Officer Mauricio Ramos commented: "We had another excellent quarter in Q3, with every business line and every country in Latam contributing to our solid performance." Earnings Release
• AIrtel Africa H1 2021
• Cellnex Q3 2021
• Nokia Q3 2021
"Overall, I am pleased with our strong financial performance in 2021 so far. We continue to expect seasonality to be less pronounced this year than previously and are reiterating our full year 2021 outlook. Considering our continued strength, we now expect to be towards the upper-end of our comparable operating margin range," said Nokia President and CEO Pekka Lundmark.
• Huawei Q3 2021
• A1 Telekom Q3 2021
• AT&T Q3 2021
“We continue to execute well in growing customer relationships, and we’re on track to meet our guidance for the year,” said John Stankey, AT&T CEO. “We had our best postpaid phone net add quarter in more than 10 years, our fiber broadband net adds increased sequentially, and HBO Max global subscribers neared 70 million. We also have clear line of sight on reaching the halfway mark by the end of the year of our $6 billion cost-savings goal.”
• Rogers Q3 2021
• Telia Q3 2021
• Verizon Q3 2021
"We had a strong third quarter, delivering on our strategy and growing in multiple areas," said Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg. "Our disciplined strategy execution demonstrated growth in 5G adoption, broadband subscribers and business applications. We are increasing our 2021 guidance, and we continue to expand our 4G LTE and 5G network leadership. We fully expect to have a strong finish to the year as we accelerate deployment of 5G to our customers across the country."
• Ericsson Q3 2021
"As a consequence of the reduced market share in Mainland China we are planning to resize our sales and delivery organization in the country, starting in Q4, adding to our restructuring charges," said Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson.
• eir – Q42021: Strong, improving results in line with expectations Ireland is on track to becoming one of the most fibre connected countries in the world PRESS RELEASE
• Ciena Q3 2021 – “These results combined with a robust demand environment give us confidence that we will deliver our expected strong second half performance.”
• MegaFon – the Russian cellco grew revenues by 7.1% year-on-year to RUB84.1 billion (USD1.1 billion) in the second quarter of 2021
• NBN FY2021
• SK Telecom Q2 2021
• Turk Telekom Q2 2021
• Egypt Telecom Q2 2021
• KT Q2 2021
• Softbank Q1 2021
• NTT Q1 2021
• Adtran Q2 2021
"Strong demand for fiber access continued to drive multiple segments of our business including infrastructure, in-home premises equipment and our SaaS platforms. Tier 3 regional operators, both in the U.S and Europe, showed exceptional strength with growth over 50% on a year-over-year basis. Demand continues to be strong and we believe we are in the early phases of this growth cycle," said Adtran CEO Tom Stanton.
• PLDT Q2 2021
• CK Hutchison H1 2021
"Recovery momentum continues to build across major economies in the first half of 2021 from the growing vaccination coverage and gradual easing of movement restrictions, particularly in the European regions. Uncertainty remains however as pandemic threats continue with multiple waves of infection in different geographies, particularly in Asia and in countries where vaccination rates have lagged. The Group’s solid performance in the first half demonstrates the success of the core businesses in adapting to the continuously changing business environment. Overall, the Group’s operations experienced robust recoveries as compared to the same period last year," said chairman Li Ka-shing.
• BT Q2 2021
"Our operational performance remained strong and our EBITDA grew during the first three months of the year, reflecting improved trading across most of our business and the positive benefits of our plans to modernise BT. Our results were overall in line with our expectations during the quarter, with good performance in the UK offsetting challenging conditions in Global’s markets," said BT CEO Philip Jansen
• Cellnex H1 2021
• Nokia Q2 2021
"The highlight of the second quarter was the Mobile Networks launch of our new AirScale baseband and radio products with up to 75% better power efficiency helping to reduce our environmental footprint and the lightest 32TRX massive MIMO active antenna in the market. In Network Infrastructure we sustained double-digit growth and have a series of product launches ahead in the second half to further strengthen our differentiation. Cloud and Network Services is making good progress on its portfolio rebalancing and Nokia Technologies continues to scale with two licensing agreements with automotive manufacturers including Daimler," said Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Nokia.
• Orange Q2 2021
"During the second quarter the Orange Group’s growth accelerated, driven in particular by our outstanding performance in Africa and Middle East. In France our consumer market commercial results bear witness to our resilience and have contributed to the near stabilisation of EBITDAal, in a context of the accelerated transformation of our business model from copper to fiber," said Group CEO Stéphane Richard.
• Telefonica Q2 2021
"The VMED O2 JV further strengthens our core markets presence through our exposure to the UK’s largest converged player, complementing our leading positions in Spain, Brazil and Germany. Together with the sale of our European and LatAm towers, it contributed to an all-time record quarterly net income of €7.7bn in Q2 21 while driving net financial debt (post estimated distribution of proceeds to Telxius minorities) down by a further €11.0bn or 29.5% y-o-y to €26.2bn and strengthened the balance sheet, with a significant increase in equity,"
• KPN Q2 2021
“We go all out to connect everyone in the Netherlands to a sustainable future and to create value for all stakeholders. We delivered growth in mass-market service revenues; an important proof point of the success of our strategy and a first step towards sustainable top-line growth for the Group, which showed slight growth as well this quarter. We have further improved the quality of our mobile network, we have improved customer experience, and we’re on track to reach our full-year outlook," said KPN CEO, Joost Farwerck.
• Qualcomm Q3 2021
“In addition to leading the 5G transition, we are on pace to deliver $10 billion of annual revenues across RF front-end, IoT and Automotive as our business continues to diversify,” said Cristiano Amon, President and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. “Our solutions are fueling the connected intelligent edge that is enabling the cloud economy, and we are seeing unprecedented demand for our technologies as the pace of digital transformation accelerates.”
• TIM Q2 2021
• Alphabet (Google) Q2 2021
"In Q2, there was a rising tide of online activity in many parts of the world, and we’re proud that our services helped so many consumers and businesses. Our long-term investments in AI and Google Cloud are helping us drive significant improvements in everyone’s digital experience," said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet.
• Apple Q3 2021
“This quarter, our teams built on a period of unmatched innovation by sharing powerful new products with our users, at a time when using technology to connect people everywhere has never been more important,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re continuing to press forward in our work to infuse everything we make with the values that define us — by inspiring a new generation of developers to learn to code, moving closer to our 2030 environment goal, and engaging in the urgent work of building a more equitable future.”
“We are innovating across the technology stack to help organizations drive new levels of tech intensity across their business,” said Satya Nadella, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft. “Our results show that when we execute well and meet customers’ needs in differentiated ways in large and growing markets, we generate growth, as we’ve seen in our commercial cloud – and in new franchises we’ve built, including gaming, security, and LinkedIn, all of which surpassed $10 billion in annual revenue over the past three years.”
• Reliance Jio Q1 2021
• Vodafone Q1 2021
“I am pleased to report that we are back to service revenue growth in Europe, as well as Africa. This growth was broadbased within both Consumer and Business segments, with the vast majority of our markets contributing. This is a result of our commercial and operating momentum built over the past 3 years as part of ourstrategic transformation," said Vodafone CEO Nick Read.
• AT&T Q2 2021
"We’re pleased with our performance and our momentum is strong,” said John Stankey, AT&T CEO. “For the fourth consecutive quarter, we saw good subscriber growth across wireless, fiber and HBO Max. Mobility delivered strong service revenue, EBITDA and postpaid phone growth. Our fiber business, which leads on customer satisfaction, grew subscribers and penetration. HBO Max had another strong quarter and is ahead of plan to be a leading direct-to-consumer streaming platform, with both subscriber- and ad-supported choices. As a result, we’re raising our global HBO Max year-end forecast to 70 million to 73 million subscribers. Also, we’re updating full-year guidance for consolidated revenue, wireless service revenue, adjusted EPS and free cash flow.”
• Telenor Q2 2021
"Telenor returned to growth in the second quarter. The growth was driven by strong performance in the Nordics combined with a growing subscriber base and increased data consumption in the Asian markets. Subscription and traffic revenues increased by 2%. Combined with progress on the modernisation agenda this resulted in an EBITDA uplift of 4%," said Telenor President and CEO, Sigve Brekke.
• Ericsson Q2 2021
"Our strong business performance continued, with an organic sales1 growth of 8% in the quarter. This was despite a sales decline of SEK -2.5 b. YoY in Mainland China. Networks continued to grow market shares in the quarter with some significant wins. Group gross margin2 increased to 43.4% (38.2%). We are well positioned to take advantage of continued market momentum with our competitive 5G product portfolio and cost structure. However, it is prudent to forecast a materially lower market share in Mainland China for Networks and Digital Services as the earlier decision to exclude Chinese vendors from the Swedish 5G networks might influence market share awards," said Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson.
• America Movil Q2 2021
• Tele 2 Q2 2021
• Ciena Q2 2021
“We delivered strong fiscal second quarter results as we continued to see encouraging signs in the market environment, including improvements in customer spending,” said Gary Smith, president and CEO of Ciena. “These dynamics, combined with our business and financial performance in the first half of the year, give us strong visibility and confidence in our ability to achieve our financial targets as we move through the year.”
• Zoom Q1 2022
“We kicked off the fiscal year with a very strong first quarter, posting 191% total year-over-year revenue growth combined with strong profitability and cash flow. Our steadfast commitment to empowering customers to work and learn from anywhere with our expansive, innovative, and frictionless video communications platform continued to drive our results. With this solid start, we are pleased to raise our total guidance range to $3.975 billion to $3.990 billion for the full fiscal year,” said Zoom founder and CEO, Eric S. Yuan.
• Optus FY 2021
“This has been a challenging year with COVID-19 and structural NBN impacts affecting the whole industry. However, Optus continued to prioritise keeping Australians connected, ensuring our teams were safe and employed, and investing in our network, customer service and digital experiences. During the second half of the year we’ve seen improvements across the board as a result of disciplined execution of those priorities,” said Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, Optus CEO.
• Singtel FY 2021
“This year’s results are disappointing given unprecedented headwinds from COVID-19 and ongoing structural challenges. The one-time exceptional charge also weighed on our bottom-line number. That said, NCS and our data centre services proved to be bright spots, showing strong growth as enterprises rushed to digitalise and transform their businesses. We will be capitalising on this mass digitalisation with plans for a strategic reset to drive recovery and growth,” said Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel Group CEO.
• Axiata Q1 2021
• Bouygues Telecom Q1 2021
• Cisco Q3 2021
• TIM Group Q1 2021
• Iliad Group Q1 2021
• Vodafone Group FY 2021
"We have delivered on the first phase of ourstrategy to reshape Vodafone as a stronger connectivity provider – including the simplification of the group to Europe and Africa, the successful IPO of Vantage Towers (€13.2 billion market capitalisation),the fast roll out of our next generationmobile and fixed networks,share gain in broadband subscriptions and continued reduction in customer churn.Our digitaltransformation initiatives have generated savings of €0.5 billion over the year and the integration of the assets acquired from Liberty Global is well ahead of plan," said Nick Read, Vodafone Group CEO.
• Bharti Airtel Q4 2021
• BT Q4 2020/2021
"A number of uncertainties have now been removed. The Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review, 5G spectrum auction and the Government’s tax super-deduction give us the green light to build the UK’s next generation digital infrastructure even faster; today we are increasing and accelerating our FTTP target from 20m to 25m homes and businesses by December 2026 to deliver further value to our shareholders and support the Government’s full fibre ambitions. The conclusion of our triennial pension valuation today provides further clarity for shareholders," said Philip Jansen, CEO of BT.
• Rakuten Q1 2021
• Rostelcom Q1 2021
• Safaricom FY 2021
• Telefonica Q1 2021
“We have made a strong start to 2021 despite the tough comparative of a Q1 last year that was virtually unaffected by COVID-19. We extended the momentum of sequential improvement in revenues and OIBDA to three consecutive quarters and returned all these main metrics to year-on-year organic growth in March," said José María Álvarez-Pallete, CEO of Telefonica.
• Airtel Africa Q4 2021
"Our performance has been strong, with reported growth of 13.6% in underlying revenue and 18.3% in underlying EBITDA, and constant currency growth of 19.4% and 25.2% respectively. Contributions to this growth came across all regions, with particular improvement in Francophone Africa, and across all our major services, with mobile money, data and voice each posting double-digit revenue growth," said CEO Raghunath Mandava.
• Deutsche Telekom Q1 2021
“We are sustaining momentum and continuing our successful growth story,” said CFO Christian Illek. “Our customer numbers and key financial metrics are on track on both sides of the Atlantic,” said CFO Christian Illek.
• KT Q1 2021
• SK Telecom Q1 2021
• Telecom Egypt Q1 2021
We have witnessed double-digit growth across the P&L; with revenue growing 20%, EBITDA 42% with a margin of 39%, and normalized net profit 77% YoY. The main growth driver continues to be data, both fixed and mobile, and we have witnessed growth in customer numbers and spending, which we continue to push by not only investing in our network, but also enhancing customer experience to solidify our leading position in the market," said Adel Hamed, MD and CEO of Telecom Egypt.
• Cellnex Q1 2021
• Globe Telecom Q1 2021
• Liberty Global Q1 2021
• Turk Telekom Q1 2021
• Virgin Media Q1 2021
"Continued investment and innovation resulted in our best customer additions alongside a price rise since Q4 2016, record-low Q1 cable churn, strong growth in fixed-mobile converged bundles and a four-fold YoY boost in new broadband subscribers," said Lutz Schuler, CEO of Virgin Media.
• Chunghwa Telecom Q1 2021
• Telenor Q1 2021
“Due to the worsening of economic and business environment outlook and a deteriorating security and human rights situation, we see limited prospects of improvement going forward. Based on this, we have fully impaired Telenor Myanmar,” said Telenor CEO Sigve Brekke.
• Amazon Q1 2021
"In just 15 years, AWS has become a $54 billion annual sales run rate business competing against the world’s largest technology companies, and its growth is accelerating—up 32% year over year," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO.
• Apple Q2 2021
‘The Company posted a March quarter record revenue of $89.6 billion, up 54 percent year over year, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $1.40. International sales accounted for 67 percent of the quarter’s revenue.’
• Dish Q1 2021
Net income attributable to DISH Network totaled $630 million for the first quarter 2021, compared to $73 million from the year-ago quarter.
• Huawei Q1 2021
"2021 will be another challenging year for us, but it’s also the year that our future development strategy will begin to take shape," said Eric Xu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman. "We thank our customers and partners for their ongoing trust. No matter what challenges come our way, we will continue to maintain our business resilience. Not just to survive, but do so sustainably. As always, we will remain focused on the needs of our customers and keep delivering practical business value."
• Nokia Q1 2021
"We have delivered a robust start to the year with strong net sales, operating margin and cash flow. Today’s results demonstrate that we are on track to deliver on our three-phased plan to achieve sustainable, profitable growth and technology leadership as announced at our recent Capital Markets Day," said Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark.
• Qualcomm Q2 2021
“Demonstrating the strength of our strategy and our success in execution, we delivered another quarter of year-over-year growth driven by sustained demand for smartphones globally and our ability to increase the scale of our non-handset revenues,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated.
• Swisscom Q1 2021
• Veon Q1 2021
• Microsoft Q3 2021
“The Microsoft Cloud, with its end-to-end solutions, continues to provide compelling value to our customers generating $17.7 billion in commercial cloud revenue, up 33% year over year," said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft.
• AT&T Q1 2021
“We continued to excel in growing customer relationships in our market focus areas of mobility, fiber and HBO Max,” said John Stankey, AT&T CEO.
• Verizon Q1 2021
• Telecom Argentina Q4 2020
• Prysmian Group Q4 2020
• INWIT Q4 2020
• Ciena Q1 2021
"We delivered solid revenue and profitability in the first fiscal quarter in the face of continued challenging market conditions and a dynamic industry environment," said Gary Smith, president and CEO of Ciena. "Our strong market position has enabled us to start the year largely as expected, and we are leveraging our innovation leadership and competitive advantage to deliver on our long-term growth opportunities."
• PLDT Q4 2020
• Ukrtelecom Q4 2020
• Cellnex Q4 2020
• Axiata Q4 2020
• O2 Q4 2020
“We continue to drive value back to customers, saving them £168million in the past year alone through flexible plans that ensure that they always get the best deal. By focusing on value and flexibility, we have grown our customer base to 36.2million, achieving industry leading loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings. As we move forward in 2021, O2 will continue to create new and exciting propositions for consumers and businesses alike, whilst we provide connectivity to power our NHS, and the nation, through this tough period,” said CEO Mark Evans.
• Telefonica Q4 2020
• Digi Communications Q4 2020
• Etisalat Group Q4 2020
• Macquarie H2 2020
“Our strategy of investing in Data Centres, Cloud and Cyber Security continues to drive further shareholder value and ongoing returns and has resulted in thirteen halves of profitable growth,” said Chairman Peter James.
"Macquarie announces 13 consecutive halves of profit growth … how often to you see that?" asked CEO David Tudehope.
• Spark H1 2020
• Telecom Egypt Q4 2020
• TIM Q4 2020
• Zain Q4 2020
• KPN Q4 2020
"In 2021, we will take another step forward on our path to growth. The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly continue to have an effect, but we will maintain our spirit of creativity and flexibility. If anything, 2020 has shown how resilient we can be," said Joost Farwerck, CEO and Chairman of the KPN Board of Management.
• Ooredoo Indosat Q4 2020
• Roku Q4 2020
• Bouygues Telecom Q4 2020
• Orange Q4 2020
“Our actions are paying off as we continue to progress towards the ambitious objectives we set out in our Engage 2025 strategic plan. With respect to the environment, we have reduced our CO2 emissions by 12%. We also opened our first three Orange Digital Centers to promote greater digital inclusivity. Thanks to these solid results, to our carefully managed investments and to greater operational efficiency, we are confirming our objective to generate between €3.5 and €4 billion in Organic Cash Flow in 2023,” said chairman and CEO Stéphane Richard.
• Liberty Global Q4 2020
“2020 was a transformational year in which we announced highly accretive transactions in Switzerland and the U.K., creating fixed-mobile champions in two of our core markets and unlocking nearly $11 billion of synergies on an NPV basis,” said CEO Mike Fries.
• Singtel Q3 2020
“We are pleased to see a second straight quarter of revenue recovery as business activity resumes. While we continue to feel the effects of the pandemic with roaming and prepaid revenues affected by travel restrictions, ICT continued to put in a strong showing led by NCS and Australia Enterprise, as businesses accelerated their digitalisation efforts," said Group CEO, Yuen Kuan Moon. "While the outlook is still uncertain, we are well positioned for the new normal, especially with the Group’s 5G rollout, the scaling of NCS and our digital bank joint venture in Singapore."
• Cisco Q2 2021
"We are seeing encouraging signs of strength across our business showing how our technology will be a powerful engine for recovery and growth," said Chuck Robbins, chairman and CEO of Cisco. "Our team delivered a strong performance as we partnered with customers on accelerating their digital transformation and driving secure, remote work."
• BT Group Q3 2020
“We delivered results in line with our expectations for the third quarter and remain on track to deliver our 2020/21 outlook despite even greater Covid-19 restrictions than previously forecast,” said CEO Philip Jansen. “We continue to make significant investments in our industry leading networks; with FTTP having now passed over 4m premises and 5G available in 125 towns and cities, we’re firmly on track to deliver our March 2021 targets."
• Nokia Q4 2020
“Nokia delivered a solid Q4. We saw healthy gross margin and operating margin performance for both Q4 and full year 2020, supported by a regional mix shift towards the higher margin North America region. In Q4, our operating profit and cash performance benefited from timing,” said Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO.
• Qualcomm Q1 2021
• Vodafone Group Q3 2020
"Our good trading performance underscores our confidence in the outlook for the full year. We have made further progress on our strategic priorities, including the IPO of Vantage Towers in early 2021, which remains firmly on track and will now include our 50 percent shareholding in the UK towers joint venture with Telefonica," said CEO Nick Read.
• Ericsson Q4 2020
“Networks sales grew organically by 20%, reporting a gross margin of 43.5% (41.1%) for Q4. This reflects continued high activity levels in North America and North East Asia, and also in Europe where we further increased market share,” said President and CEO Börje Ekholm.