Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Q4 growth slowed down tremendously.

Ovum, the global analyst and consulting company, issued a press release recently on trends of the telecommunication service providers.

Following are the highlights of the report, entitled Review of 4Q-CY08 telco financials, which covers 130 service providers across four regions:

1. Revenue grew 1.8 per cent year-on-year in fourth quarter 2008 to US$377.b billion. Same quarter a year ago, revenue grew by 19 per cent.

2. However, growth in operating expenses for the same period was just 1.4 per cent, and capex dropped by 2.3 per cent.

3. The decline in capex has helped increase telcos' operating cash flowmargins to 14.3 per cent in 4Q2008, from 13.2 per cent in fourth quarter 2007. Average operating cash flow margin increased in every individual region except South and Central America.

For the full version of the press release, pls drop a comment.

2 Comments:

thylacine said...

hi Thean Eu,

i'm interested to get this Ovum report.

thanks!

Epool86 said...

since digi and celcom already announce their Q1 2009 performance report, could you make some comparison and analysis for both company performance? (like u did last time)

thanks..

 

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