|Uralsvyazinform revenues as of 9M2003 are estimated to be USD440,5 mln (+ 29,5 % as compared to 9M2002), where revenues from telecommunication services reached USD 395,1 mln. (+ 26,9 %).
Operating expenses are expected at USD320,5 mln. (+ 28,5 % versus 9M2002).
Thus, provisionally as of 9M2003 EBITDA is expected to be USD164,7 mln. (+ 31,7 %), operating profit – USD119,9 mln. (+ 32,3 %), pre-tax profit – USD53,5 mln. (+ 57,5 %), net profit – USD37,6 mln. (+ 74,7 %).
The total volume of Capex as of 9M2003 equaled USD100,5 mln.
The number of employees as of 9M2003 decreased to 35,2 thous. people (-1,5 % as compared to 9M2002).
The total subscribers’ number of fixed-line network as of October 1, 2003 amounted to 3,1 mln., 2,8 mln. of which represent urban network and 0,3 mln pertain to rural network. On the whole the average wire-line telephone penetration within the company is 20,0 %.
The installed capacity of mobile networks as October 1, 2003 totaled 1,1 mln. numbers, showing an increase by 414,5 thous. numbers since the beginning of 2003 (+67,9 %).
The share held by consolidated company in the affiliated businesses, along with subscriber numbers is as follows: