July 23, 2014 2:14 AM ET

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Company Overview of Vodacom Group Limited

Company Overview

Vodacom Group Limited engages in the operation of cellular network in South Africa and internationally. It provides voice, data connectivity, messaging, broadband, and converged services to approximately 50 million customers. The company offers roaming, voice mail, entertainment, insurance, and BlackBerry services, as well as M-Pesa, a proprietary mobile money transfer service. It also provides network and Internet services comprising Internet, fixed line, wireless, and virtual private network services; business solutions comprising hosted exchange, video collaboration, business applications, and security solutions, as well as data back-up, storage, and recovery services; hosting services, s...

Vodacom Corporate Park

082 Vodacom Boulevard

Vodacom Valley

Midrand,  1685

South Africa

Founded in 1993

7,225 Employees

Key Executives for Vodacom Group Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 43
Total Annual Compensation: $13.0M
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 41
Total Annual Compensation: $7.8M
Chief Executive Officer of International
Age: 45
Total Annual Compensation: $5.0M
Chief Officer of Consumer Business Unit
Age: 42
Total Annual Compensation: $5.4M
Chief Officer of Vodacom Business
Age: 43
Total Annual Compensation: $5.4M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Vodacom Group Limited Key Developments

Vodacom Group Limited, Annual General Meeting, Jul 17, 2014

Vodacom Group Limited, Annual General Meeting, Jul 17, 2014., at 11:00 South Africa Standard Time. Location: Vodacom World.

Vodacom Group Limited Approves Final Dividend of 2013, Payable on June 30, 2014

The board of Vodacom Group Limited has approved a final dividend of 2013 of ZAR 4.30, which takes total dividend per share for the year to ZAR 8.25, up 5% from a year ago. The last day to trade cum-dividend is June 20, 2014. The share installment will commence trading ex-dividend from June 23, 2014. The record date will be June 27, 2014. Payable date is June 30, 2014.

Vodacom Group Limited Reports Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended March 31, 2014; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Year 2014; Declares Final Dividend

Vodacom Group Limited reported audited consolidated earnings results for the year ended March 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported revenue grew by 8.3% to ZAR 76 billion. The standout feature of these results is the 32.7% growth in its data revenue, which is due to sustained efforts at growing this segment. EBITDA grew by 8.2% to ZAR 27 billion. Headline earnings per share increased 2.8% to ZAR 8.96 per share. The company achieved a strong growth in free cash flow of 8.6%, despite the marked increase in capital expenditure and taxes paid. The main driver of growth in cash flows was the sale of cash flows associated to South African handset financing book to third party financial institutions. Operating profit was ZAR 20,394 million against ZAR 18,897 million a year ago. Net profit was ZAR 13,667 million compared to ZAR 13,224 million for the same period last year. Profit attributable to equity shareholders was ZAR 13,243 million against ZAR 12,991 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 901.9 cents against 885.3 cents a year ago. Net cash flow from operating activities was ZAR 23,603 million compared to ZAR 19,997 million a year ago. Capital expenditure amounted to ZAR 10,779 million compared to ZAR 9,456 million a year ago. Net debt as at March 31, 2014 ZAR 8,052 million compared to ZAR 8,007 million as at March 31, 2013. For the year 2014, the company plans to spend on CapEx program of ZAR 13 billion. This is a 20% increase in CapEx compared to the reported 2014 CapEx. The Board has approved a final dividend of ZAR 4.30, which takes total dividend per share for the year to ZAR 8.25, up 5% from a year ago.

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