DSL ISP, iiNet, has returned a record result for the first half FY 2013 with net profit after tax up 122 per cent to 32 million.
In a statement on the ASX, the company said this was due to increased revenues and improved margins following the acquisitions of Internode and TransACT in 2013.
Managing director and CEO, Michael Malone, said iiNet had grown to a scale where earnings and cash flow generated could be reinvested to ensure the company met customers' needs going forwards.
"The company's strong cash flows have enabled us to pursue attractive strategic acquisitions, quickly pay down debt and grow dividends,"Malone said. ïiNet's recent entry into the S&P/AS200 Index is a milestone we are all very proud of.
The company reported:
- Revenue was up 30 per cent to $474 million
- EBITDA up 73 per cent to $98 million
- NPAT up 122 p er cent to $32 million
- EPS up 106% to $0.198 per share
- Operating cash flows up 204 per cent to $72 million
- Customer driven strategy generating industry-low levels of churn
- Business segment continued to grow strongly, generating $90 million revenue.
- Increased shareholder returns with interim dividend up 33 per cent to $0.08 per share fully franked
Malone said iiNet had strengthened its position as the clear No.2 broadband DSL provider following the acquisitions of TransACT and Internode.
"The successful integration of these acquisitions, and others before them, has driven substantial synergy benefits and improved margins as iiNet has leveraged its platform and improved service and product levels in the acquired businesses.
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