Communication Services

Providers of communications and high-density data transmission services primarily through a high bandwidth/fiber-optic cable network.

Operators of primarily fixed-line telecommunications networks and companies providing both wireless and fixed-line telecommunications services not classified elsewhere. Also includes internet service providers offering internet access to end users.

Providers of primarily cellular or wireless telecommunication services.

Companies providing advertising, marketing or public relations services.

Owners and operators of television or radio broadcasting systems, including programming. Includes radio and television broadcasting, radio networks, and radio stations.

Providers of cable or satellite television services. Includes cable networks and program distribution.

Publishers of newspapers, magazines and books in print or electronic formats.

Companies that engage in producing and selling entertainment products and services, including companies engaged in the production, distribution and screening of movies and television shows, producers and distributors of music, entertainment theaters and sports teams. Also includes companies offering and/or producing entertainment content streamed online.

Producers of interactive gaming products, including mobile gaming applications. Also includes educational software used primarily in the home. Excludes online gambling companies classified in the Casinos & Gaming Sub-Industry.

Companies engaging in content and information creation or distribution through proprietary platforms, where revenues are derived primarily through pay-per-click advertisements. Includes search engines, social media and networking platforms,
online classifieds, and online review companies. Excludes companies operating online Standard Direct Marketing Retail.

Profit & Loss

$ 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Revenue 23,132,000,000 26,161,000,000 27,807,000,000 29,042,000,000 28,205,000,000 27,050,000,000 26,607,000,000 26,296,000,000 25,980,000,000 25,503,000,000
Cost of Goods Sold -12,330,000,000 -13,165,000,000 -14,417,000,000 -13,915,000,000 -13,052,000,000 -12,288,000,000 -11,768,000,000 -11,197,000,000 -11,192,000,000 -10,240,000,000
Gross Profit 10,802,000,000 12,996,000,000 13,390,000,000 15,127,000,000 15,153,000,000 14,762,000,000 14,839,000,000 15,099,000,000 14,788,000,000 15,263,000,000
Operating Costs -7,810,000,000 -9,429,000,000 -9,688,000,000 -9,476,000,000 -8,915,000,000 -8,452,000,000 -8,077,000,000 -7,914,000,000 -8,397,000,000 -9,441,000,000
Operating Profit 2,992,000,000 3,567,000,000 3,702,000,000 5,651,000,000 6,238,000,000 6,310,000,000 6,762,000,000 7,185,000,000 6,391,000,000 5,822,000,000
Financing Costs -551,000,000 -771,000,000 -630,000,000 -549,000,000 -591,000,000 -710,000,000 -689,000,000 -957,000,000 -909,000,000 -888,000,000
Profit Before Tax 2,441,000,000 2,796,000,000 3,072,000,000 5,102,000,000 5,647,000,000 5,600,000,000 6,073,000,000 6,228,000,000 5,482,000,000 4,934,000,000
Income Tax -539,000,000 -957,000,000 -923,000,000 -1,573,000,000 -1,773,000,000 -1,768,000,000 -1,787,000,000 -1,679,000,000 -1,617,000,000 -1,510,000,000
Profit 1,902,000,000 1,839,000,000 2,149,000,000 3,529,000,000 3,874,000,000 3,832,000,000 4,286,000,000 4,549,000,000 3,865,000,000 3,424,000,000

Balance Sheet

$ 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Current Assets 7,114,000,000 6,534,000,000 7,303,000,000 7,077,000,000 7,862,000,000 9,340,000,000 6,970,000,000 10,438,000,000 7,903,000,000 9,950,000,000
Non-Current Assets 35,411,000,000 37,869,000,000 35,286,000,000 35,793,000,000 34,271,000,000 33,946,000,000 33,475,000,000 28,922,000,000 30,624,000,000 29,575,000,000
Total Assets 42,525,000,000 44,403,000,000 42,589,000,000 42,870,000,000 42,133,000,000 43,286,000,000 40,445,000,000 39,360,000,000 38,527,000,000 39,525,000,000
Current Liabilities 10,424,000,000 10,094,000,000 9,553,000,000 8,816,000,000 9,159,000,000 9,188,000,000 8,129,000,000 8,684,000,000 7,522,000,000 10,684,000,000
Non-Current Liabilities 16,826,000,000 19,162,000,000 18,506,000,000 19,040,000,000 18,414,000,000 18,191,000,000 17,806,000,000 16,716,000,000 18,130,000,000 17,152,000,000
Total Liabilities 27,250,000,000 29,256,000,000 28,059,000,000 27,856,000,000 27,573,000,000 27,379,000,000 25,935,000,000 25,400,000,000 25,652,000,000 27,836,000,000
Total Equity 15,275,000,000 15,147,000,000 14,530,000,000 15,014,000,000 14,560,000,000 15,907,000,000 14,510,000,000 13,960,000,000 12,875,000,000 11,689,000,000

Cash Flow

$ 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Cash Flow from Operating Activities 7,231,000,000 7,010,000,000 6,683,000,000 8,606,000,000 7,775,000,000 8,133,000,000 8,311,000,000 8,613,000,000 8,359,000,000 9,276,000,000
Cash Flow from Investing Activities -2,344,000,000 -2,976,000,000 -3,615,000,000 -3,911,000,000 -4,279,000,000 -2,207,000,000 -5,692,000,000 -1,130,000,000 -3,335,000,000 -4,079,000,000
Cash Flow from Financing Activities -4,236,000,000 -4,138,000,000 -3,088,000,000 -5,015,000,000 -6,104,000,000 -3,777,000,000 -6,882,000,000 -4,430,000,000 -6,526,000,000 -3,906,000,000
Net Change in Cash 651,000,000 -104,000,000 -20,000,000 -320,000,000 -2,608,000,000 2,149,000,000 -4,263,000,000 3,053,000,000 -1,502,000,000 1,291,000,000
Cash at Beginning 499,000,000 604,000,000 620,000,000 936,000,000 3,550,000,000 1,396,000,000 5,527,000,000 2,479,000,000 3,945,000,000 2,637,000,000
Exchange Fluctuations -25,000,000 -1,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 -6,000,000 5,000,000 132,000,000 -5,000,000 36,000,000 17,000,000
Cash at End of Period 1,125,000,000 499,000,000 604,000,000 620,000,000 936,000,000 3,550,000,000 1,396,000,000 5,527,000,000 2,479,000,000 3,945,000,000

Profitability

  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Gross Margin 46.7% 49.7% 48.2% 52.1% 53.7% 54.6% 55.8% 57.4% 56.9% 59.8%
Operating Margin 12.9% 13.6% 13.3% 19.5% 22.1% 23.3% 25.4% 27.3% 24.6% 22.8%
Profit Margin 8.2% 7.0% 7.7% 12.2% 13.7% 14.2% 16.1% 17.3% 14.9% 13.4%

Management Effectiveness

  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Return on Assets 4.5% 4.1% 5.0% 8.2% 9.2% 8.9% 10.6% 11.6% 10.0% 8.7%
Return on Equity 12.5% 12.1% 14.8% 23.5% 26.6% 24.1% 29.5% 32.6% 30.0% 29.3%
Current Ratio 0.68 0.65 0.76 0.80 0.86 1.02 0.86 1.20 1.05 0.93
Debt to Equity Ratio 1.78 1.93 1.93 1.86 1.89 1.72 1.79 1.82 1.99 2.38

Valuation

  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Share Price ($) 3.76 3.13 3.85 2.62 4.30 5.56 6.14 5.21 4.77 3.69
Shares on Issue 11,893,297,855 11,893,297,855 11,893,297,855 11,893,297,855 11,893,297,855 12,225,655,836 12,225,655,836 12,443,074,357 12,443,074,357 12,443,074,357
Market Capitalisation ($) 44,718,799,935 37,226,022,286 45,789,196,742 31,160,440,380 51,141,180,777 67,974,646,448 75,065,526,833 64,828,417,400 59,353,464,683 45,914,944,377
Revenue per Share ($) 1.94 2.20 2.34 2.44 2.37 2.21 2.18 2.11 2.09 2.05
Earnings per Share ($) 0.16 0.15 0.18 0.30 0.33 0.31 0.35 0.37 0.31 0.28
Dividends per Share ($) 0.16 0.16 0.19 0.26 0.31 0.31 0.30 0.28 0.28 0.28
Dividend Yield 4.3% 5.1% 4.9% 10.1% 7.3% 5.6% 4.9% 5.5% 5.9% 7.6%
Price to Sales Ratio 1.9 1.4 1.6 1.1 1.8 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.3 1.8
Price to Earnings Ratio 23.5 20.2 21.3 8.8 13.2 17.7 17.5 14.3 15.4 13.4
Price to Book Ratio 2.9 2.5 3.2 2.1 3.5 4.3 5.2 4.6 4.6 3.9

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