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Postby lukedesilva » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:46 am

Immediate beneficiary is DIAL, with the largest network / subs, will give them the most revenue from calls generated within the network. This accounts for close to 50% of their revenue. A boost of 50% from D2D calls. Second beneficiary is the Government. The increase revenue will boost the Telecommunication Levy. DIAL management is very smart in managing their completive advantage. Part of the incremental net positive cash flow will be channeled back into their trade marketing activities to hold on to revenue share. Well done Dr. H and mobile boys at DIAL.

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Postby PAT » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:56 am

Dialog sounds authorities on possible Airtel take-over

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Postby wmdcf » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:05 am

Bharti Airtel in talks to merge its wholly-owned Sri Lanka unit into Dialog Axiata

KOLKATA/MUMBAI: Bharti AirtelBSE -0.37 % is believed to be in talks to merge its wholly-owned Sri Lanka unit into Dialog Axiata, the Malaysia-based Axiata group's telecom arm in the island nation, in a likely share-swap deal, two people familiar with the matter said.

A potential Airtel Lanka-Dialog-Axiata merger is likely to be along the lines of the recent merger of Bharti Airtel and Axiata's telecom units in Bangladesh, wherein Axiata will be the dominant shareholder

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Postby PAT » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:22 pm

SriLankan Airlines and Dialog Axiata join hands to offer customers FlySmiLes frequent flyer benefits

The winners of the recently concluded joint competition for SriLankan Airlines FlySmiLes and Dialog Star Points members, was announced at a function at the Dialog Iconic Store premises. The competition was organised to encourage Dialog subscribers to enjoy FlySmiLes frequent flyer benefits offered by the national carrier. The 5 lucky winners walked away with return air tickets to Bangkok.

Any customer with a minimum of 1,000 Star Points was eligible to take part in the competition and all participants were offered double FlySmiLes miles when converting their Points during the promotional period.

SriLankan Airlines, Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Siva Ramachandran said, “We are pleased to join hands with Dialog in this endeavor to encourage it customers to avail themselves of the frequent flyer benefits of SriLankan Airlines. With our strategic lineup of global and national partners, we have been able to provide a host of privileges and convenient options to our members. I hope this will inspire many more to find a new reason to explore the world.”

Dialog Axiata PLC, Chief Operating Officer, Mr Azwan Khan said “Dialog is privileged to partner with the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, to offer greater value to its customers through this unique partnership with FlySmiLes. This programme offers an unmatched range of benefits to mobile customers in Sri Lanka, and together with our business partners we look forward to adding further value and transforming the rewards and loyalty segment in the country.”

With the Airline’s induction to the oneworld airline alliance, FlySmiLes Platinum and Gold Members are entitled to a range of privileges such as complimentary lounge access across the oneworld network of almost 1,000 destinations, priority Business Class check-in and boarding and additional baggage allowances. Together with oneworld, FlySmiLes top tier members can now earn and redeem miles on any oneworld member carrier. These privileges have been tailored to create a smooth and a hassle free journey filled with luxury.

Dialog customers who earn Star Points can opt to convert their Star Points to FlySmiLes Miles as and when they wish and start enjoying a host of rewards with FlySmiLes. Those with a minimum of 1,000 Star Points in their account, can make their conversion request via an SMS by simply typing, FLY FLYSMILES NUMBER NUMBER OF STAR POINTS and SMS to 141.

In addition individual Dialog post-paid customers can also register to earn miles on Dialog bill payments over LKR 1500. To register members can call Dialog on 0777 678680 or email clubvision@dialog.lk

Caption (From L-R): Mr. Azwan Khan – Group Chief Operating Officer Dialog Axiata PLC, Mr. D.A. Jayamaha the winner, Mr. Siva Ramachandran – Chief Commercial Officer SriLankan Airlines

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Postby PAT » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:29 am

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Company ID: - DIAL
Date of Announcement: - 17.Feb.2016
Rate of Dividend: - Rs.0.32 per share (Subject to Tax)/ Final Dividend
Financial Year: -2015
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Postby PAT » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:04 pm

Dialog Records Rs. 5.2 Bn Net Profit for FY 2015

Dialog Axiata PLC announced today (Wednesday 17th February 2016), its consolidated financial results for the year ended 31st December 2015. Financial results included those of Dialog Axiata PLC (the “Company”) and of the Dialog Axiata Group (the “Group”) post-consolidation with subsidiaries Dialog Broadband Networks (Pvt) Ltd (“DBN”), and Dialog Television (Pvt) Ltd (“DTV”).

The Group continued its strong growth momentum across Mobile, Digital Pay Television, Tele-infrastructure and Fixed Line businesses to record a consolidated revenue of Rs73.9Bn for the Financial Year (“FY”) 2015 and Rs20.0Bn for Q4 2015 respectively, demonstrating a significant growth of 10% Year on Year (“YoY”) and 6% Quarter on Quarter (“QoQ”). Robust revenue growth combined with operational efficiencies derived through cost management initiatives resulted in Group EBITDA for FY 2015 growing by 14% YoY to reach Rs23.8Bn. The Group EBITDA margin for FY 2015 was accordingly recorded at 32.2%. On a QoQ basis however, Group EBITDA declined by 11% to be recorded at Rs5.6Bn for Q4 2015.

Notwithstanding robust growth in all operational performance metrics, the Group was significantly impacted by non-cash, translational foreign exchange losses to the value of Rs2.2Bn during the year, accruing from the depreciation of the LKR relative to the USD by 9.2% YoY. Group NPAT was posted at Rs5.2Bn for FY 2015 and Rs620Mn for Q4 2015, exhibiting a contraction of 15% YoY and 9% QoQ. Group NPAT post normalisation for the non-cash translational foreign exchange losses was recorded at Rs7.4Bn for FY 2015, representing an increase of 18% YoY.

The Group remitted a total of Rs27.6Bn to the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) in the form of taxes and levies during the financial year ended 31st December 2015. Total remittances included direct taxes and levies as well as consumption taxes collected on behalf of the GoSL. Direct taxes, fees and levies contributed by the Group totalled to Rs12.7Bn inclusive of income tax. The Group additionally collected consumption taxes, totalling to Rs14.9Bn on behalf of the GoSL for FY 2015, comprising in the main of Telecom Levy collections amounting to Rs11.7Bn.

At an entity level, Dialog Axiata PLC (“the Company”) featuring the Mobile, International and Tele-Infrastructure segments of the Group portfolio continued to contribute a major share of Group Revenue (84%) and Group EBITDA (85%). On the back of its Mobile customer base of over 10.8Mn subscribers, Company revenue for FY 2015 grew by 9% YoY to be recorded at Rs62.9Bn. Underpinned by strong revenue growth and positive outcomes from cost management initiatives, Company EBITDA recorded a growth of 10% YoY to reach Rs20.3Bn for FY 2015, translating to an EBITDA margin of 32.3%.

Notwithstanding healthy performance in Revenue and EBITDA, Company NPAT was impacted by non-cash translational foreign exchange losses accruing from the 9.2% YoY depreciation of the LKR amounting to Rs2.0Bn, as alluded to earlier in the context of Group performance. Accordingly Company NPAT contracted by 17% YoY to be recorded at Rs5.7Bn for FY 2015. On normalising for the exceptional foreign exchange losses, Company NPAT was recorded at Rs7.8Bn for FY 2015, representing an increase of 9% YoY.

Dialog Television (DTV), the Digital Pay Television business of the Group continued its positive growth momentum, recording a revenue growth of 23% YoY to reach Rs5.8Bn for FY 2015. DTV’s Pay TV customer base was recorded at 650,000 subscriptions as at the end of December 2015. DTV engaged in an aggressive service and product enhancement programme during 2015 featuring the expansion of channel genres and the launch of new prepaid product offerings. Cost expansion arising from aggressive customer acquisition alongside service and product expansion activities, resulted in a medium term contraction in DTV’s EBITDA by 30% on a YoY basis. DTV EBITDA for FY 2015 was recorded at Rs609Mn. The contraction of DTV EBITDA translated to an equivalent negative impact on NPAT leading to a Net Loss of Rs314Mn for FY 2015 compared to a Net Profit of Rs243Mn posted in FY 2014.

Dialog Broadband Networks (DBN) featuring the Group’s Fixed Telecommunications and Broadband Business recorded revenue of Rs7.3Bn for FY 2015, representing an increase of 19% YoY. Robust revenue growth and operating cost efficiencies combined to deliver an 88% YoY increase in DBN EBITDA which was recorded at Rs2.9Bn for FY 2015. Accordingly, the Net Loss for FY 2015 recorded at Rs133Mn signalled a significant improvement in bottom line profitability relative to the Net Loss of Rs941Mn recorded in FY 2014.

Group capital expenditure for FY 2015 was recorded at Rs19.6Bn. Capital expenditure was directed in the main towards investments in high speed broadband infrastructure alongside the extension of the Group’s Optical Fibre Network, and investments associated with the final phase of the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) Sub-Marine Cable project. Capital investments during 2015 will further strengthen the Group’s leadership in Sri Lanka’s ICT Infrastructure sector. Notwithstanding the expansion of capital investments, the Group continued to exhibit a structurally robust balance sheet with the Net Debt to EBITDA ratio being maintained at a healthy 0.78x as at end of December 2015.

In line with the financial performance of the Group and taking in to account forward investment requirements to serve the nation’s demand for Mobile, Fixed, Broadband and Digital Television services, the Board of Directors of Dialog Axiata PLC, resolved to propose for consideration by the Shareholders of the Company, a cash dividend to ordinary shareholders amounting to thirty two cents (Rs0.32) per share totaling to Rs2.6Bn. The said dividend, if approved by shareholders would translate to a payout of 50% of consolidated Group Net Profit for the FY 2015. The dividend so proposed will be considered for approval by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company, the date pertaining to which would be notified in due course.

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Postby wmdcf » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:56 pm

Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata Q4 net profit down 58%

Dialog Axiata Plc, Sri Lanka's biggest mobile operator and a unit of Malaysia's Axiata Group, today reported a 58% fall in net profit for the fourth quarter ended December 31, according to a Reuters report.

Dialog Axiata was listed on the Colombo bourse in July 2005.

Foreign investors hold 93.68% of the total issued shares in the company, led by Axiata Investments (Labuan) Ltd, which holds 83.32%, as of December 31, 2015.
Dialog is the fifth-largest company on the bourse with a market capitalisation of 82.3 billion rupees (RM2.4 billion), accounting for 3.27% of the total market capitalisation of the Colombo Stock Exchange, latest data shows.

Dialog Axiata Group, in a statement today said the Group continued its strong growth momentum across Mobile, Digital Pay Television, Tele-infrastructure and Fixed Line businesses to record a consolidated revenue of 73.9 billion rupees for FY2015 and 20.0 billion rupees for Q4 2015 respectively, demonstrating a significant growth of 10% YoY and 6% QoQ.

Meanwhile, Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), in its statement today reported a good fourth quarter performance to deliver a steady close to its full year performance for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 (FY15).

It said in light of Axiata’s higher revenue and overall performance of the Group, the Board of Directors declared a final dividend under a single tier system of 85% dividend payout ratio and 20 sen dividend per ordinary share of RM1 each in Axiata, which includes interim dividend of 8 sen per share paid in 2015. – February 17, 2016.

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Postby sashimaal » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:48 pm

Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya accepting the award for Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona :

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Postby PAT » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:30 am

Airtel-Dialog deal likely to see light of day

The much-discussed (and denied) merger deal between Bharti Airtel’s wholly-owned Sri Lanka unit and Dialog Axiata, the Malaysia-based Axiata group’s telecom arm, is likely to go through this year, Datuk Azzat Kamaludin, Dialog Axiata Chairman told the Business Times.

On the sidelines of the inauguration of the ‘Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2016’ organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, where he delivered the keynote address, Mr. Kamaludin said that Dialog was in discussion with Airtel in this regard. He added that Dialog was keen to expand its spectrum and in this respect Airtel fitted the bill.

Asked to respond to this news, an Airtel spokesperson declined to comment. Mr. Kamaludin also said that Dialog is always eyeing opportunities to expand in all areas. Reminiscing the trials confronted by Dialog Axiata when it started in 1995, he told the business forum that the milestones for the company happened during the worst of times for the country.

He said that during what was called the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Eelam wars, Dialog’s major investments happened. Mr. Kamaludin was appreciative of Sri Lanka’s human resources, saying that there was a wealth of human resource here and abroad and a company that harnesses such human resource well is bound to do well. “The company provides employment to 300 people and indirectly supports 100,000 families in the value chains. So what you may ask is our experience investing in a foreign country. First, I believe while one must be concerned of the policies and stability of the country, the business opportunities as reflected in the size, growth potential of the market, the investment climate, and incentives provided to invest, the investor has to accept conditions cannot be exactly as he wants it to be.”

He added that Dialog paid Rs. 11.1 billion as taxes to the government in 2014. “Having come to Sri Lanka in the worst of times and survived and thrived, we look forward to the best of times, to work with the Government of National Unity, to realise its promise of peace and prosperity for Sri Lanka. For those who are waiting, watching or wanting to invest in Sri Lanka, I say wait not, I suggest you float with Sri Lanka.”

In his address, Special Assignments Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama noted that the location, human capital and natural resources at the disposal of investors was an incentive to invest in Sri Lanka. “The Middle East, which once had huge assets, has today become an unstable area. They were the best of Sri Lanka’s friends. Many of our people found employment in the Middle East. We look forward to resuming those links but today it is in turmoil. The economies of India and China have had to be changed, their growth target downgraded.”

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Postby wmdcf » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:45 pm

DIALOG AXIATA - DIVIDEND ANNOUNCEMENT (DATES)

Company ID: - DIAL
Date of Initial Announcement: - 17.Feb.2016
Rate of Dividend: - Rs.0.32 per share (Subject to Tax)/ Final Dividend
Financial Year: -2015
Shareholder Approval: - Required
AGM: - 31.May.2016
XD: - 01.Jun.2016
Payment: - 09.Jun.2016
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Postby IOSirisena » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:29 am

Dialog to break into broadband fixed-line market with new cable
2016-06-08 10:37:44

The Sri Lankan branch of the BBG submarine cable being towed to shore near Mount Lavinia from the junction of the main cable 143 kilometres off-shore. Dialog and 5 foreign telecom operators jointly invested US$ 240 million on the cable, with Dialog’s investment being US$ 34.5 million Pic by Indraratne Balasuriya
By Chandeepa Wettasinghe Just a fortnight after commencing operations on Sri Lanka’s latest submarine cable, the country’s largest mobile telecommunications operator, Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog), is hoping to break into the broadband fixed-line market, a top official said. Currently state-controlled Sri Lanka Telecom is the sole licenceholder that can install the last mile connections into homes. “I believe that there shouldn’t be just one operator for people to choose from,” Dialog Broadband Development and Promotion General Manager Sanath Siriwardena, who is one of the foremost experts on broadband in Sri Lanka, said. Dialog and other telecom operators are only allowed to install last mile connections into businesses and multi residential units such as apartments. Over the last year Dialog has begun to install a fibre optic national backbone.
The SLT national backbone covers the 25 percent of the island which represents the most data consumption areas. The state-owned giant had requested other operators to develop the remaining 75 percent of the country’s connectivity. Siriwardena expressed confidence in capturing a larger market share, as the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) submarine cable has provided Dialog with the means to price data much cheaper than its competitors
Dialog Network and Service Assurance Head Ruchira Yasarathna noted that while there may be a slight reduction in Dialog’s mobile data prices soon, the TRCSL may not allow Dialog to reduce prices to match the benefit gained by the BBG cable, as such price levels may stifle competition. “Prices will be reduced because it is a mandate of the TRCSL to reduce prices, but we will give more speed and more bandwidth—like we do at off-peak hours—for the same prices, which is essentially a price reduction. Other operators can buy bandwidth from us and compete with our prices,” Siriwardena said. Before joining Dialog, Siriwardena had spent 5 years as a consultant for the TRCSL.
He noted that Dialog doesn’t want prices to deteriorate too drastically either. Until the BBG cable came online, there were just 3 cables connecting Sri Lanka to the fixed telecommunications backbone of the world. SLT owned 2, while LankaBell owned another which piggybacked from India. All operators in Sri Lanka had to buy bandwidth from SLT and LankaBell at high prices. The 3 cables represented just over 1 terra bit per second (Tbps) in speeds.
The BBG cable represents a significant shift, accommodating 6.4 Tbps, with options to go up to 55 Tbps. Experts project global data usage to increase a thousand fold within the next 5-10 years as previously unconnected areas integrate with the digital world, and current consumers continue to demand access to more data. “The Sri Lankan government wants there to be e-governance, and we’re going more into e-commerce, so data consumption will increase, and without this type of infrastructure, we can’t go ahead,” Yasarathna said of a similar pattern emerging locally. He said that mobile networks will remain the main revenue stream for Dialog. The group commands a near 50 percent market share in the country’s 22 million mobile subscribers, which marginally exceeds the country’s population.
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Postby sashimaal » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:28 am

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Postby SHARK » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:07 pm

Also planning to analyse the dialog chart
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Postby SHARK » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:16 am

We GOT a Target around 1Rs-1.50 towards 12.50min.
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Postby SHARK » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:41 am

Here is the DIAL consolidation .....
The Target 12.50 with extension to 13Rs.
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Postby Contra » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:26 pm

It is building its base now.
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Postby topcat » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:51 pm

Sorry to say this. But I don't like this stagnating stock.
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Dialog Axiata’s Malaysian parent to trim ownership in SL

Postby sashimaal » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:37 pm

Axiata Group Bhd., Malaysia’s biggest mobile-phone operator, is seeking to trim stakes in some of its overseas operations, including Sri Lanka, Bloomberg reported.

The wire services, quoting unnamed sources said, the Kuala Lumpur-based company is selling as much as 30 percent each of listed Sri Lanka unit Dialog Axiata PLC and closely held Cambodian subsidiary Smart Axiata Co.

The firm is also seeking a buyer for about 11 percent of Indonesian unit PT XL Axiata, which has a market value of US $2.2 billion.

The trimming of its overseas operations is expected to raise as much as US $ 700 million for Axiata Group Bhd.

Total debt at Axiata has risen 55 percent since the end of 2014 to reach 21.5 billion ringgit ($5.2 billion) at the end of June, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg.

Axiata, which has interests in 10 countries across Asia, will use part of the proceeds from the divestments to cut borrowings, the people familiar with the matter had told Bloomberg.

Axiata Investments (Labuan) Limited owns 83.3 percent of Dialog Axiata PLC in Sri Lanka.

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Postby stocks hunter » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:45 pm

Good news for DIAL investors. This sale should done much higher price than the present trading price of DIAL to my knowledge.

What's your view sashi? At what price this Malaysian company bought DIAL initially?. They did massive developments after that.. Should fetch a better price for their committed service done for the Srilanka.

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Postby Hawk Eye » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:00 pm

Heard some bad news expected for Telecom Industry in next budget

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Postby sashimaal » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:41 pm

SH - Axiata is the foreign operations arm of Telekom Malaysia, which (TM) owned it from the beginning.

These taxes are what holds Dial SP from moving up. Whenever they show higher profits a new tax or a charge comes in :(
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Postby GB » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:47 pm

Are u referring to re imposed VAT?
I think revenue won't be effect much. Only few customers will try to limit the usages. isn't it ?

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Sri Lanka unit 30-pct sell down not fnalized: Axiata

Postby sashimaal » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:02 pm

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ECONOMYNEXT - Axiata group said it was looking to 'optimise its balance sheet', following a report that the Malyasian telecom group was planning to raise 700 million dollars from sales of stock in foreign units including a 30-percent sell-down in Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata.

Bloomberg Newswires, citing un-named sources said Axiata was planning to sell a 30 percent stakes in Dialog Axiata and a Cambodian unit, and 11 percent of a unit in Indonesia, amid a rise in debt.

Axiata said in a statement that it "continuously reviews various strategic options to enhance shareholders’ value.

"In this regard, since the middle of last year, Axiata has been exploring options to further optimise its balance sheet and group structure, potentially including, but not limited to, the portfolio rebalancing and review of shareholding across subsidiaries.

"In the event any such transactions are entered into, Axiata will make all necessary disclosures at the appropriate time. Until such time, any such reports are speculative."

Axiata owns more than 80 percent of Dialog, which is the market leader in mobiles in Sri Lanka.
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