COMPANIA DE TELEFONOS DE CHILE S.A. ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DEC. 31, 1991
COMPANIA DE TELEFONOS DE CHILE S.A. ANNOUNCES RESULTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED DEC. 31, 1991
SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Compania de Telefonos de Chile S.A. (NYSE: CTC), today released its operating results stated in U.S. GAAP and in U.S. dollars for the year ended Dec. 31, 1991.
Operating revenues for the year increased 21.3 percent to approximately $480 million compared to $395 million in 1990. Operating revenues derived from services subject to tariff regulation grew 21.3 percent to $370 million and revenues from non-tariff regulated businesses increased 21.5 percent to $110 million.
During 1991, the company increased the number of telephone lines in service by 184,927, the best performance in the company's history. Total lines in service at Dec. 31, 1991 were 996,738, up 22.8 percent from 811,811 lines at Dec. 31, 1990. Additionally, the proportion of lines connected to digital exchanges increased to 70.6 percent. Further, property, plant and equipment (net) increased 15.5 percent to $1,430 million at Dec. 31, 1991.
In spite of a 17.9 percent increase in operating costs and expenses, principally due to a 36.3 percent increase in depreciation charges, operating income increased 28.5 percent to $163 million, representing a 33.9 percent operating margin, up from 32 percent obtained in 1990.
Income before income tax increased 22 percent to $158 million. However, higher corporate income tax payments reduced net income growth to 20.7 percent with the result that net income increased from $114 million in 1990 to $138 million in 1991.
The average number of fully paid shares outstanding during 1991 increased by 11.4 percent and earnings per common share for the period increased 8.4 percent representing $2.74 per ADS for the year.
Compania de Telefonos de Chile, the first South American company to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, is the largest telecommunications enterprise in Chile, owning approximately 95 percent of all telephone lines in the country. The company's business is providing local, long distance and international telephone services in 77 percent of the country's territory where 92 percent of Chile's population resides. Additionally, the company operates a cellular network in two principal metropolitan areas of Chile, Santiago and Valparaiso.
COMPANIA DE TELEFONOS DE CHILE S.A. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Summary Financial Information (A)
(In US$ million except shares outstanding
and per share and per ADR amounts)
Year ended Dec. 31 1990 1991
Income Statement Data:
Operating revenues 395.5 479.7
Income before income tax 129.8 158.4
Net income 114.3 138.0
Earnings per share (B) 0.1486 0.1611
Earnings per ADS (B) (C) 2.5261 2.7387
Weighted avg. no. of shares
fully paid and outstng. 768,952,193 856,336,213
Balance Sheet Data:
Current assets 235.7 286.8
Property, plant and
equipment, net 1,238.3 1,429.5
Total assets 1,504.6 1,751.4
Total current liabilities 210.5 209.9
Total long term debt 328.1 414.7
Total shareholders equity 848.9 920.5
NOTE: An exchange rate of US$1 equals CH$374.5 was used.
(A) Consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S.A.
(B) Earnings per share have been computed using the weighted average number of shares fully paid and outstanding during each period presented.
(C) Calculated on the basis that each ADS represents 17 shares of series A common stock.
/CONTACT: Jaime Charles, vice president of Compania de Telefonos de Chile, 011-562-696-1147; or Joseph N. Jaffoni or Felicia Vonella of Dewe Rogerson, 212-688-6840, for Compania de Telefonos de Chile/
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