|ATM S.A.: A very good start to the year in the telecommunications business|
ATM S.A. has published its first financial report since the division of the Company into telecommunications business and IT business. ATM S.A., for a few weeks now being exclusively a telecommunications operator, has achieved very good financial results in the first quarter of 2012. In the telecommunications segment, the Company has earned a sales revenue of PLN 56 million (76% increase y/y), a sales margin of PLN 18.15 million (9% increase y/y) and as much as PLN 5.9 million of operating profit (28% increase y/y) and an EBITDA profit of PLN 10.2 million (17% increase y/y).
Sales of data center services (colocation and hosting), offered under the brands of ATMAN and Thinx Poland, were the main driver of growth in the telecommunications business for yet another quarter. In this area, over the last three years ATM increased revenue from sales more than threefold and currently it serves over 400 customers in its data centers. Quarterly revenue in this respect exceeded PLN 11 million. Currently, this revenue accounts for nearly 40% of total revenues from the sales of telecommunications services (excluding revenue from the OST 112 contract), constituting the main source of the Companys revenue and its share in revenue is steadily growing.
The market position and the current structure of ATM telecommunications revenue not only confirms the Companys leading position on the Polish data centers market, but also puts it in a position of one of the largest telecommunications operators in Central and Eastern Europe whose main source of revenue is the provision of collocation services. Moreover, ATM is currently the only entity of this type listed on the stock exchange in this part of Europe.
We are very pleased with such a strong start to the year in the telecommunications business. The Companys financial results are already reflecting the first revenues from the F3 building, opened towards the end of the year and forming part of the ATMAN Data Center said Maciej Krzyżanowski, President of the Management Board, ATM S.A. The continuing popularity of our services with Polish and foreign clients has created very good prospects for ATM for 2012 added Maciej Krzyżanowski.
Data transmission and fiber optic services
The provision of data transmission services and fiber optic services is the second area of the telecommunications activity of ATM, with over 34% share in the telecommunications revenue. In this area, the Company recorded a more than 12% growth of revenue from sales, resulting both from contracts implemented for other telecommunications operators, and from an increase in sales of data transmission services to the business sector. An important driver of growth in this area are the ATM infrastructure resources: one of the most developed metropolitan fiber networks in 8 major Polish cities, as well as a long-haul broadband optical transmission network.
In the third sector of telecommunications activity, Internet access services, the Company has been observing a halt in the slowdown that started at the beginning of 2010. Although, on an annual basis, the revenue decreased by 4% in the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the first quarter of 2011, the results on sales of Internet access services has been demonstrating a slight upward trend for the third quarter in a row.
ATM S.A. is a telecommunications company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Under the brands of ATMAN and Thinx Poland the company offers telecommunications services based on its own fiber networks and data centers. Key elements of ATMs offer include: Internet access, broadband data transmission, colocation and hosting. The company also provides telephone and telecommunications outsourcing services. Among the receivers of ATM services are mainly carriers, Internet portals, traditional media and financial institutions.