Vodafone Q4 2016/2017 – The network operator Vodafone has announced its business figures for the fourth quarter of 2016/2017. After a long time of the downturn, the signs in the mobile communications business are again growing on sales and customer numbers.
Vodafone wins 105,000 mobile customers
As at the reporting date of March 31, 2017, Vodafone counts 30.720 million of its own mobile customers. Compared to the previous quarter with 30.615 million, the increase is 105,000 customers. While the number of valuable postpaid customers rose by 123,000 to 16.803 million, the number of prepaid customers decreased slightly by 18,000 to 13.917 million.
Overall, Vodafone increased its number of contract customers by 212,000 in 2016/2017 and the number of prepaid subscribers by 174,000. The number of SIM cards in the entire Vodafone network (including MVNO and IoT cards) rose by around 3 million to 44.6 million in 2016/2017.
Vodafone: Mobile communications remain stable
In the 2016/2017 financial year, Vodafone generated a total turnover of EUR 10.006 billion (+1.9 percent). While service revenue in the fixed network rose by 4.8 per cent to EUR 3.935 billion, mobile telephony revenues rose only slightly by 0.1 per cent to EUR 6.070 billion.
In the past quarter, total sales amounted to 2.492 billion euros. Compared to the previous year, this is an increase of 1.2 percent. However, the proportion of mobile communications revenues declined by 0.4 per cent year-on-year to EUR 1.499 billion. Sales from the fixed network business rose by 3.7 percent to 992 million euros compared to the previous year.
Vodafone cable and DSL business is growing
As in previous quarters, the fixed-line business was responsible for the Group’s sales growth. In the fourth quarter of 2016/2017, the number of fixed-network customers rose by two percent compared to the previous quarter to 6.258 million. The number of cable customers rose 2.4 percent to 3.340 million. Vodafone also increased the number of DSL and VDSL connections by 1.5 percent to 2.918 million. Compared to the year, the number of cable customers increased by 10.6 percent and the number of DSL and VDSL connections increased by four percent.
“The red race continues on the road to success – and leads the field as growth leader,” says Vodafone Germany boss Hannes Ametsreiter. “With regard to sales, SIM cards and earnings, we are growing as strongly as in a long time – and at the same time stronger than the competition. As a gigabit company, we have set the bar for the last few months: with fast networks, innovations just like on the Internet of things. At the same time, we have always kept our costs in mind. We want to continue this course. ”