Paris, 12 February 2021 – The Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 – Euronext Paris: ETL), chaired by Dominique D’Hinnin, reviewed the financial results for the half-year ended 31 December 2020.

Commenting on the First Half, Rodolphe Belmer Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Communications, said: “Eutelsat has produced a solid First Half performance with Operating Verticals revenues down by 2%, reflecting our resilience in the Covid-19 impacted context, and with an EBITDA margin at 76.7%, despite the costs associated with Broadband ramp-up.

Free-cash flow generation at the half-year stage already amply covers the dividend paid in November. The past six months have been dynamic from a commercial point of view with the award of a further EGNOS payload to fly on EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13G, a major wholesale agreement with Telecom Italia for the Italian capacity on EUTELSAT KONNECT and KONNECT VHTS following a similar agreement with Orange in France, and several renewals and new deals in Sub-Saharan African broadcast.

From an operational point of view, we have made significant headway on our Broadband strategy with the entry into service of EUTELSAT KONNECT and the reorganization of our retail arm, where the integration of Bigblu Broadband is progressing smoothly. In view of this solid start to the year, we are in a position to absorb the negative perimeter effect linked to Broadband transactions and to raise the low end of our FY 21 revenue objective.”

Source: Eutelsat

Share Button

By Expat