BONN and FRANKFURT, Germany, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- Growing overall revenues and external business despite the global financial crisis.
- Rising adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBIT margin.
- Expanding number of cloud contracts.
In the 2012 financial year, T-Systems recorded order entry of EUR 8.7 billion, up some 18 percent year-on-year. This encouraging development was driven by major contracts in the fourth quarter with oil company Shell and the state of Lower Saxony. The extension of the contract with Shell for another five years in particular shows that T-Systems has further improved its position in the strategically important market for cloud services.
Despite persistent price pressure, external revenue was up 0.6 percent year-on-year at EUR 6.6 billion. Total revenue also increased by 0.6 percent to EUR 10 billion. This increase is due to strong international revenue, which rose by some 6 percent compared with 2011 to EUR 3.2 billion. The company is successfully counteracting the ongoing price pressure in the industry with cost-cutting and efficiency measures and improved its adjusted EBIT margin steadily over the course of the year to 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.
T-Systems once again recorded significant successes in the area of intelligent networks in 2012, such as the major contract from Presbyterian, an operator of hospitals in the United States. In addition to IT services from the cloud, the contract covers the joint development of new e-health applications in the future. In the growth area of the connected car, automotive group Daimler is working with Deutsche Telekom to provide in-car online services. Deutsche Telekom developed the communications infrastructure for the multimedia system Command Online in Mercedes Benz vehicles. This will allow the driver and passengers to use applications via the Internet while in the vehicle, including real-time traffic information, mobility services, personal radio, and access to social networks.
Systems Solutions operating segment*:
Q4 2012 Q4 2011 FY 2012 FY 2011 Change Change millions millions millions millions of EUR of EUR % of EUR of EUR % Total revenue 2,829 2,694 5.0 10,016 9,953 0.6 Net revenue 1,771 1,726 2.6 6,609 6,567 0.6 Order entry 3,622 1,928 87.9 8,737 7,396 18.1 EBIT (60) (62) 3.2 (299) (290) (3.1) Adjusted EBIT 67 54 24.1 110 23 n.a. Adjusted EBIT margin 2.4% 2.0% 0.4p 1.1% 0.2% 0.9p EBITDA 125 114 9.6 350 379 (7.7) Adjusted EBITDA 240 220 9.1 747 672 11.2 Adjusted EBITDA margin 8.5% 8.2% (0.3p) 7.5% 6.8% 0.7p Number of employees (average) 52,991 52,213 1.5 52,742 52,241 1.0
Comment on the table:
As of July 1, 2012, Deutsche Telekom reorganized the Group's IT infrastructure and pooled the existing units from the Germany operating segment and Group Headquarters & Shared Services into the Systems Solution operating segment as the new Telekom IT unit. The prior-year figures have been adjusted for better comparability.
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