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Kordia improves financial performance


Auckland, New Zealand: - Kordia has announced its financial result for the 12 months to 30 June 2011, with a revenue increase of 14% from $258m (2010) to $295m.

The underlying profit result of $7.2m was impacted by an impairment charge of $21.9m (post tax). This compares favourably with the underlying result of $2.2m from last year, which was impacted by an income tax adjustment of $3.1m for building depreciation and corporate tax rates. EBITDA remains strong at $51.3m.

Strong performances were delivered by both Kordia Solutions and Orcon showing revenue increases of 12% and 31% respectively.

On 16 September 2010, the Government announced that the date for switch over to digital television would commence in September 2012, with completion by late 2013. Kordia had planned for a later switch over. Accordingly the Group reassessed the carrying value of the Network broadcast assets and in its mid-year accounts recorded an impairment charge of $21.0m, post tax. Following the Christchurch earthquake in February 2011 an impairment charge of $0.9m, post tax, was also made.

CEO Geoff Hunt says that, based on improved performance, the Group plans to recommence dividend repayments in FY12. Closing shareholders’ funds stand at $81.6m.

Hunt says that Kordia continues a strong focus on debt reduction with a further $16.2m reduction in net debt in the past financial year. “Net debt now stands at $73.8m, down from a high of $123.7m in November 2008,” he says.

“In addition to debt reduction, Kordia Group has continued its investment programme with $23m of capital expenditure in the current year to develop new products and services like OnKor and Genius, as well as maintaining its existing infrastructure,” he says.

Chairman David Clarke said the Board was pleased with the overall performance of the Group, with revenue, EBITDA and underlying NPAT increasing and debt continuing to decrease.

About Kordia

Kordia is a telco and media business which provides network and technology solutions that enable customers with specialised communications needs to succeed. Kordia owns an extensive telecommunications network in New Zealand and is the major provider of television and radio broadcast facilities. In Australia, Kordia provides design, build and maintenance services to the broadcast and mobile telecommunications sectors as well as engineering services throughout the region. The name Kordia comes from the Latin ‘accordia’ meaning harmony – bringing people and technology together as one.


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