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Ekaterinburg - June 23, 2005 - Uralsvyazinform (RTS: URSI/URSIP, ADR: UVYZY/UVYPY) - the largest carrier of fixed-line and mobile services in Urals region, reports 2004 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements under International Accounting Standards (IAS). The statements have been confirmed by the company auditor - ZAO "Ernst & Young Vneshaudit".
The financial statements consolidate property, obligations and financial results of OAO "Uralsvyazinform" and its 15 subsidiaries, the largest of which are ZAO "Ermak RMS", OOO "South Urals Cellular Phone", OOO "Uralcom" and ZAO "VSNET".
Revenue grew by 22.2% on a year-on-year basis, as compared to 2003, mainly due to:
Increase of revenues from local services, including installation fees, which increased by 33%, y-o-y. Over the reporting year, the number of local subscribers has increased by 220 thous.
Increase of revenues from mobile services by 18.2%, y-o-y. Net additions to GSM subscriber base totaled 935 thous. in 2004. As of Jan 1, 2005 the mobile subscriber base totaled 2.0 mln (2.6 mln as of June 1, 2005).
Long-distance revenues increased by 9.7%, y-o-y. DLD and ILD traffic increased by 19.4% and 15.8%, respectively.
New services revenues (Internet, broadband, ISS, ISDN, etc.) were up 69.9% on 2003.
Revenues from operators (interconnection services) saw 87.9% rise.
OIBDA was up 29.6% on 2003, with OIBDA margin at 29.8% versus 28.1% in 2003.
25.8% of revenues came from mobile services.
Net cash flows from operating activities increased by 10.4%. Earnings per share (EPS) were up 60% on the previous year.
Financial Highlights, for the periods ended December 31, 2004, 2003
Anatoly Ufimkin, CEO commented 2004 results: "We are pleased that in 2004 we achieved healthy organic growth in all business segments - local, long-distance, mobile and data transmission. For the reporting year we adjusted our investment policy to provide for a basis for development in the following years. Most notably, during 2004 we focused on the establishment of a technological infrastructure which is more oriented to the growth of business in the long-term, higher volumes of traffic and increasingly, the customer shift towards new broadband-based services.
In 2004, GSM-900/1800 networks ranked first in terms of investment volume, with over RUR 3.0 bln. The major GSM project this year was the start-off of a GSM network in Ekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk region, as of September 28, 2004. During 2004, Uralsvyazinform put NGN technology (Next Generation Networks) on practical rail. NGN-networks that use packet-switched technology are planned to gradually replace the existing channel-switched networks. Meanwhile 2005 has become an NGN landmark for two major regional cities, Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk where newly-installed local lines will be fully NGN-functional. Above the traditional functionality, NGN lines offer the customers a wide range of services, including video-on-demand, virtual cinema hall, broadband Internet access, videoconferencing etc. At Uralsvyazinform, we consider the transition to NGN as the pathway to the successful future.
Highlights for 2005 include:
Capacity extension of fixed-line networks;
Extension of GSM-900/1800 coverage area and network capacity; switchover to a single brand for mobile services;
Deployment of intra-zone DLD fiber-optical and radio microwave lines, complete coverage of urban Kurgan and Sverdlovsk regions with digital transport lines;
Promotion of new services (Internet, VoIP, Cable TV, Call centers);
Focus on NGN solutions;
Sales of bundled services;
Convergence of fixed-line and mobile networks in progress.
The objectives for 2005 also include the completion of a major consolidation project of subsidiary mobile and data transmission businesses. As of March 31, 2005 the shareholders approved the merger of ZAO "Ermak RMS", OOO "South Urals Cellular Phone", OOO "Tyumenruscom" (mobile operators), OOO "Uralcom" and ZAO "VSNET" (ISPs) into OJSC "Uralsvyazinform". The mobile subsidiaries will present a basis for an inter-regional mobile division, using a single license and product brand to operate on the whole service region of Uralsvyazinform. Uralsvyazinform has firmly entered 2005 as the largest fixed-line, mobile and data transmission operator in the Urals. Generally, we have completed a sound technical basis for the long-term business development, and it has strong potential to resist global challenges in the telecom market. Our priority today is to put maximum effort in turning our technological strengths into viable business solutions, focused on revenue generation and increased efficiency".