View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you

France Telecom Q1 sales down 2.6% at $16.4 billion

UK revenue fell 17.1% to $1.5 billion

By CBR Staff Writer

France Telecom has reported a 2.6% decline in revenue to E12.6 billion ($16.4 billion) compared to E13 billion ($17 billion) in the same quarter last year. EBITDA fell 7.1% to E4.3 billion ($5.6 billion), while EBITDA margin dropped 1.7 points compared to last year.

Revenue from personal communication services fell 4.5% to E5.1 billion ($6.6 billion), home communication services revenue grew 6.7% to E4.9 billion ($6.3 billion), and enterprise communication services revenue grew 1.2% to E1.9 billion ($2.4 billion).

Geographically, revenue from France grew 1.9% to E5.9 billion ($7.6 billion), while UK revenue fell 17.1% to E1.2 billion ($1.5 billion), Poland revenue fell 24.2% to E960m ($1.25 billion), and Spain revenue declined 4.1% to E954m ($1.24 billion). Revenue from the rest of the world rose 5.1% to E2.02 billion ($2.63 billion).

Didier Lombard, chairman and chief executive at France Telecom, said: The group has been able to expand its customer base in the first quarter of the year to more than 183 million customers, with the number of mobile customers increasing more than 9% to almost 123 million and broadband services rising nearly 9% to 13 million ADSL-equipped households.

For fiscal 2009, it expects to generate E8 billion ($10.43 billion) in organic cash flow with Capex at 12% of fiscal 2009 revenues.

Content from our partners
How to turn the evidence hackers leave behind against them
Why food manufacturers must pursue greater visibility and agility
How to define an empowered chief data officer

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.