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lifecell increased income by 9.8% and profit by 2.2 times

4 November , 2022  

In July-September 2022, the mobile operator Lifecell LLC (lifecell) increased its revenue by 9.8% – up to UAH 2 billion 370.9 million compared to UAH 2,159.2 million for the same period in 2021.
According to a statement on the website of its parent company Turkcell, the net profit of Lifecell LLC for the specified period amounted to UAH 381.6 million, which is 2.2 times more than in July-September 2020 (UAH 173.8 million). EBITDA increased by 15.8% to UAH 1 billion 417.6 million, the EBITDA margin was 59.8% (for the same period in 2021, this figure was 56.7%).
The active three-month subscriber base of lifecell in the third quarter decreased by 7.9% – to 8.2 million subscribers. At the same time, the total number of users grew by 2%, to 10.1 million subscribers.
The company’s active three-month ARPU in the third quarter of 2022 increased by 14.9% and amounted to UAH 95.4 compared to last year’s figure of UAH 83.
Lifecell’s capital investments in July-September 2022 decreased by 10.4% – to UAH 639.6 million compared to UAH 713.7 million for the same period in 2021.
According to the report, as of September 30, 2022, the network and other equipment of the company in the regions of Ukraine occupied by Russia due to hostilities and territories controlled by Ukraine, which has not been working for more than 92 days, is out of order. “As of September 30, 2022, the amount of impairment recognized in the condensed consolidated financial statements is TL 231,472 (UAH 458,000 – IF),” Turkcell said in a statement.
As reported, according to the results of 2021, lifecell received a net profit of UAH 610.9 million, which is 4.24 times less than in 2020, while the operator’s income in 2021 increased by 24.1% to UAH 8.483 billion . The total number of subscribers of the operator at the end of 2021 amounted to 10.1 million.
lifecell is the third largest mobile operator in Ukraine. Turkcell (Turkey) owns 100% shares of Lifecell LLC.