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Cellcom Israel Announces First Quarter 2019 Results
Cellcom Israel concludes the first quarter of 2019 with a loss of NIS 16[3] million. The Adjusted EBITDA[1] increased by approximately 20% compared to the corresponding quarter, to NIS 224[3] million. Free cash flow totaled NIS 46 million compared to NIS 7 million in the previous quarter"

NETANYA, Israel, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

First Quarter 2019 Highlights (compared to first quarter of 2018):

  • Total Revenues totaled NIS 928 million ($256 million) compared to NIS 933 million ($257 million) in the first quarter last year, a decrease of 0.5%
  • Service revenues totaled NIS 678 million ($187 million) compared to NIS 701 million ($193 million) in the first quarter last year, a decrease of 3.3%
  • Operating income totaled NIS 9 million ($2 million) compared to NIS 522 million ($14 million) in the first quarter last year, a decrease of 82.7%
  • Loss totaled NIS 16 million ($4 million) compared to net income of NIS 7 million ($2 million) in the first quarter last year3
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 totaled NIS 2243 million ($62 million) compared to NIS 1872 million ($51 million) in the first quarter last year, an increase of 19.8%3
  • Net cash flow from operating activities totaled NIS 303 million ($84 million) compared to NIS 230 million ($63 million) in the first quarter last year, an increase of 31.7%3
  • Free cash flow1 totaled NIS 46 million ($13 million) compared to NIS 84 million ($23 million) in the first quarter last year, a decrease of 45.2%

Nir Sztern, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, referred to the results of the first quarter of 2019:

"Alongside with the success of our strategy to expand our activities in the fixed-line segment, the intensity of the competition in the cellular segment continues to have a negative impact on the results of this segment.

We ended the current quarter with a loss of NIS 16 million, compared to a loss of NIS 35 million in the previous quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter increased by approximately 20% compared to the same quarter last year, from NIS 1872 million to NIS 2243 million.

In this quarter, we recorded an increase in end-user equipment revenues, with an increase of 8% compared to the corresponding quarter last year, to NIS 250 million, which is mainly due to an increase in sales of end-user equipment in the fixed-line segment.

We continue the rapid deployment of Cellcom's independent fiber optic infrastructure in residential areas and expect the completion of the transaction for the sale of that fiber infrastructure to IBC, in the coming months (subject to the parties entering into a definitive agreement), together with the investment in IBC (subject to its approval), will contribute significantly to the results of the Company's operations and make a positive improvement to its free cash flow.

The rapid deployment rate will enable more than 750 thousand households to be within fiber network coverage by the end of 2022, with connection to a high-speed, quality Internet infrastructure.

Recently, we announced the signing of an agreement with Netflix, the world's leading entertainment service, to distribute their service through direct access by Cellcom tv, including through an advanced based Android TV 4K set-top box.

Netflix's rich catalog joins Cellcom's vast content offering, which today already includes hundreds of series and films of the leading studios and the full HBO catalog.

During the first quarter, the Company's subscriber base in the television field grew by approximately 8,000 households, most of them customers of excellent service packages, Triple and Quattro.

Recently we announced the signing of a collective agreement with the employees union and the Histadrut, for the years 2019-2020. The agreement we signed is based on an innovative and unique model that takes care of employees' welfare and directly links the success of the Company to the compensation of its employees. This agreement is expected to reduce the Company's expenses compared to the expenses under the previous agreement, and to have a positive cumulative effect of approximately NIS 54 million on the Company's Adjusted EBITDA for the years 2019-2020 compared with the previous collective agreement."

Shlomi Fruhling, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, said:

"The Company's revenues from services in the first quarter of 2019 amounted to NIS 678 million, similar to that of the previous quarter. In the fixed-line segment, the Company recorded continued growth, which was offset by a reduction in revenues from cellular services as a result of seasonality and the increased competition in the market.

In the first quarter of 2019, the Company began reporting in accordance with IFRS 16. The main effect of the implementation of the standard, is the transition from recognition of lease payments as an operating expense to recognition of these expenses as assets, and the recording of depreciation expenses in respect thereof. The effect of the standard on the adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter is an addition of NIS 63 million.

We continue with our efforts to reduce the Company expenses. In May, a collective agreement was signed between the Company and the employees' union and the Histadrut which relates to the years 2019 and 2020, in which the cumulative contribution to Adjusted EBITDA to the Company, compared with the collective agreement of 2018 is NIS 54 million. As part of the agreement, eligible employees will be granted options and restricted share units at a total value of NIS 14 million, which they will be able to exercise on fixed dates over a 4 year period, and restricted share units to the employees' non-profit organization at a value of NIS 5 million.

Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter amounted to NIS 224 million and included an addition of NIS 63 million in respect of the initial implementation of IFRS 16, as compared with Adjusted EBITDA in the previous quarter of NIS 1702 million.

Free cash flow for the first quarter of 2019 amounted to NIS 46 million, compared to NIS 7 million in the previous quarter. The improvement in free cash flow was mainly due to a decrease in payments for equipment.

The Company's Board of Directors decided not to distribute dividends in respect of the results of the first quarter of 2019, in view of the continued intensified competition in the market and its negative impact on the Company's operating results and in order to continue to strengthen the Company's balance sheet. The Board of Directors will review its decision in accordance with the development of market conditions, while taking into account the Company's needs."

Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (TASE: CEL) ("Cellcom Israel" or the "Company" or the "Group") announced today its financial results for the first quarter of 2019.
The Company reported that revenues for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 928 million ($256 million); Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 224 million ($62 million), or 24.1% of total revenues; loss for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 16 million ($4 million). Basic loss per share for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 0.14 ($0.04).

 

 

Main Consolidated Financial Results:



Q1/2019

Q1/2018

Change%

Q1/2019

Q1/2018


NIS million

US$ million
 (convenience translation)

Total revenues

928

933

(0.5)%

256

257

Operating Income

9

52

(82.7)%

2

14

Net Income (Loss)

(16)3

7

N/A

(4)

2

Free cash flow

46

84

(45.2)%

13

23

Adjusted EBITDA

2243

1872

19.8%

62

51

Adjusted EBITDA, as percent of
total revenues

24.1%

20.0%

20.5%



 

 

Main Financial Data by Operating Segments:



Cellular (*)

Fixed-line (**)

Consolidation adjustments
(***)

Consolidated results

NIS million

Q1'19

Q1'18

Change

%

Q1'19

Q1'18

Change

%

Q1'19

Q1'18

Q1'19

Q1'18

Change

%

Total revenues

562

630

(10.8)%

409

343

19.2%

(43)

(40)

928

933

(0.5)%

Service revenues

404

437

(7.6)%

317

304

4.3%

(43)

(40)

678

701

(3.3)%

Equipment revenues

158

193

(18.1)%

92

39

135.9%

-

-

250

232

7.8%

Adjusted EBITDA

146

1192

22.7%

78

68

14.7%

-

-

224

1872

19.8%

Adjusted EBITDA, as percent of
total revenues

26.0%

18.9%

37.6%

19.1%

19.8%

(3.5)%



24.1%

20%

20.5%


(*)            The segment includes the cellular communications services, end user cellular equipment and supplemental services.

(**)          The segment includes landline telephony services, internet infrastructure and connectivity services, television services, transmission services, end user fixed-line equipment and supplemental services.


(***)          Include cancellation of inter-segment revenues between "Cellular" and "Fixed-line" segments.

 

 

Financial Review (first quarter of 2019 compared to first quarter of 2018):

Revenues for the first quarter of 2019 decreased 0.5% totaling NIS 928 million ($256 million), compared to NIS 933 million ($257 million) in the first quarter last year. The decrease in revenues is attributed to a 3.3% decrease in service revenues, which was partially offset by a 7.8% increase in equipment revenues.

Service revenues in the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 678 million ($187 million), a 3.3% decrease compared to NIS 701 million ($193 million) in the first quarter last year.

Service revenues in the cellular segment totaled NIS 404 million ($111 million) in the first quarter of 2019, a 7.6% decrease compared to NIS 437 million ($120 million) in the first quarter last year. This decrease resulted mainly from the ongoing erosion in the price of these services as a result of the competition in the cellular market.

Service revenues in the fixed-line segment totaled NIS 317 million ($87 million) in the first quarter of 2019, a 4.3% increase compared to NIS 304 million ($84 million) in the first quarter last year. This increase resulted mainly from an increase in revenues from internet and TV services.

Equipment revenues totaled NIS 250 million ($69 million) in the first quarter of 2019, a 7.8% increase compared to NIS 232 million ($64 million) in the first quarter last year. The increase resulted mainly from an increase in the amount of end user equipment sold in the fixed-line segment which was partially offset by a decrease in the amount of end user equipment sold in the cellular segment.

Cost of revenues totaled NIS 695 million ($191 million) in the first quarter of 2019, a 4.5% increase compared to NIS 665 million ($183 million) in the first quarter last year. The increase in cost of revenues resulted mainly from an increase in cost of equipment caused mainly by an increase in the quantity of end user equipment sold in the fixed-line segment. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in costs of end user equipment sold in cellular segment and from an increase in costs of TV services content and in costs related to internet services in the fixed-line segment.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 233 million ($65 million), a 13.1% decrease compared to NIS 268 million ($74 million) in the first quarter of 2018. Gross profit margin for the first quarter of 2019 amounted to 25.1%, down from 28.7% in the first quarter of 2018.

Selling, Marketing, General and Administrative Expenses ("SG&A Expenses") for the first quarter of 2019 increased 2.7% to NIS 229 million ($64 million), compared to NIS 223 million ($61 million) in the first quarter of 2018. This increase is primarily a result of an increase in amortization expenses of salaries and commissions expenses, which were capitalized as part of the customer acquisition costs, according to International Financial Reporting Standard 15 (IFRS 15). This increase was partially offset by a decrease in doubtful accounts expenses and welfare expenses.

Operating income for the first quarter of 2019 decreased 82.7% to NIS 9 million ($2 million) from NIS 52 million ($14 million) in the first quarter of 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 increased 19.8% to NIS 224 million ($62 million), compared to NIS 1872 million ($51 million) in the first quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenues for the first quarter of 2019 totaled 24.1%, up from 20.0% in the first quarter of 2018. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA is attributed to a 22.7% increase in the cellular segment Adjusted EBITDA, and a 14.7% increase in the fixed-line segment Adjusted EBITDA. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA resulted mainly from decrease in rent expenses in a total amount of NIS 63 million which were recognized as a right-of-use asset as a result of the initial implementation of IFRS 16 as of 1 January, 2019.

Cellular segment Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 146 million ($40 million), compared to NIS 1192 million ($33 million) in the first quarter last year, an increase of 22.7%, which resulted mainly from a decrease in rent expenses in a total amount of NIS 56 million which were recognized as a right-of-use asset as a result of the initial implementation of IFRS 16 as of 1 January, 2019. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in revenues from services, which resulted mainly from ongoing erosion in the price of these services as a result of the competition in the cellular market.

Fixed-line segment Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 78 million ($21 million), compared to NIS 68 million ($19 million) in the first quarter last year, a 14.7% increase, which resulted mainly from a decrease in rent expenses in a total amount of NIS 7 million which were recognized as a right-of-use asset as a result of the initial implementation of IFRS 16 as of 1 January, 2019 and an increase in the amount of end user equipment sold in the fixed-line segment.

Financing expenses, net for the first quarter of 2019 decreased by 32.5% and totaled NIS 27 million ($7 million), compared to NIS 402 million ($11 million) in the first quarter of 2018. The decrease resulted mainly from profits in the Company's tradable investment portfolio due to a rise in the securities market in the first quarter of 2019. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in financing expenses as a result of the initial implementation of IFRS 16 as of 1 January, 2019.

Loss for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 163 million ($4 million), compared to net income of NIS 7 million ($2 million) in the first quarter of 2018.

Basic loss per share for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 0.14 ($0.04), compared to basic earnings per share of NIS 0.08 ($0.02) in the first quarter last year.

Operating Review

 


 

Main Performance Indicators - Cellular segment:



Q1/2019

Q1/2018

Change (%)

Cellular subscribers at the end
of period (in thousands)

2,853

2,822

1.1%

Churn Rate for cellular
subscribers (in %)

11.0%

9.5%

15.8%

Monthly cellular ARPU (in NIS)

47.2

51.8

(8.9)%

 

 

Cellular subscriber base - at the end of the first quarter of 2019 the Company had approximately 2.853 million cellular subscribers. During the first quarter of 2019 the Company's cellular subscriber base increased by approximately 2 thousand net cellular subscribers.

Cellular Churn Rate for the first quarter of 2019 totaled to 11.0%, compared to 9.5% in the first quarter last year.

The monthly cellular Average Revenue per User ("ARPU") for the first quarter of 2019 totaled NIS 47.2 ($13.0), compared to NIS 51.8 ($14.3) in the first quarter last year. The decrease in ARPU resulted mainly from the ongoing erosion in the prices of cellular services.

 

 

Main Performance Indicators - Fixed-line segment:



Q1/2019

Q1/2018

Change (%)

Internet infrastructure field -
subscribers (households) at the
end of period (in thousands)

278

235

18.3%

TV field -  subscribers 
(households) at the end of
period (in thousands)

227

184

23.4%

 

 

In the first quarter of 2019, the Company's subscriber base in the internet infrastructure field increased by approximately 9 thousand net households, and the Company's subscriber base in the TV field increased by approximately 8 thousand net households.

Financing and Investment Review

Cash Flow

Free cash flow for the first quarter of 2019, totaled NIS 46 million ($13 million), compared to NIS 84 million ($23 million) in the first quarter of 2018, a 45.2% decrease. The decrease in free cash flow, resulted mainly from a decrease in receipts from customers due to a decrease in company's revenues from services and end user equipment, and higher cash capital expenditures in fixed assets mainly from fiber-optic network deployment. This decrease was partially offset by decrease in payments to end user equipment suppliers.

Total Equity

Total Equity as of March 31, 2019 amounted to NIS 1,661 million ($457 million) primarily consisting of undistributed accumulated retained earnings of the Company.

Cash Capital Expenditures in Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets and others

During the first quarter of 2019, the Company invested NIS 184 million ($51 million) in fixed assets and intangible assets and others (including, among others, investments in the Company's communications networks, fiber-optic network, information systems, software and TV set-top boxes and capitalization of part of the customer acquisition costs as a result of IFRS 15), compared to NIS 146 million ($40 million) in the first quarter 2018.

Dividend

On May 27, 2019, the Company's Board of Directors decided not to declare a cash dividend for the first quarter of 2019. In making its decision, the board of directors considered the Company's dividend policy and business status and decided not to distribute a cash dividend at this time, given the intensified competition and its adverse effect on the Company's results of operations, and in order to strengthen the Company's balance sheet. The board of directors will re-evaluate its decision in future quarters.   No future dividend declaration is guaranteed and is subject to the Company's board of directors' sole discretion, as detailed in the Company's annual report for the year ended December 31, 2018 on Form 20-F dated March 18, 2019, or the 2018 Annual Report, under "Item 8 - Financial Information – A. Consolidated Statements and Other Financial Information - Dividend Policy".

Debentures, Material Loans and Financial Liabilities

For information regarding the Company's outstanding debentures as of March 31, 2019, see "Disclosure for Debenture Holders" section in this press release.

In accordance with the company's deferred loan agreement with an Israeli bank from June 2017, in March 2019, the loan in an amount of NIS 150 million was provided to the Company.

For information regarding the Company's material loans as of March 31, 2019, see "Aggregation of the Information regarding the Company's Material Loans" section in this press release.

For a summary of the Company's financial liabilities as of March 31, 2019, see "Disclosure for Debenture Holders" section in this press release.

Other developments during the first quarter of 2019 and subsequent to the end of the reporting period

Collective Employment Agreement

In May 2019, following the previously announced labor dispute in the Company relating to the Company's intention to take streamlining measures and negotiations of a new collective employment agreement, the Company, the employees' representatives and the Histadrut, the union representing the Company's employees, entered a collective employment agreement, or the New Agreement, amending its collective employment agreement (for the years 2018-2020) entered in 2018, or the 2018 Agreement, under which: salary increase for 2019 will be annulled; the salary increase for 2020 will be postponed for at least 15 months and until a certain condition is met; the employees' welfare budget will be reduced; and the Company will grant entitled employees options and RSUs and RSUs to a non-profit organization for the employees, subject to all approvals and procedures required by law. The New Agreement further includes certain arrangements relating to the Company and employees' representatives relations and also includes the termination of the previously announced labor dispute. The New Agreement is expected to decrease the Company's costs related to the New Agreement, in comparison with the Company's costs related to the 2018 Agreement and is expected to have an accumulated positive effect (which effect does not take into account the non-cash expense the Company will incur for the equity grants) of approximately NIS 54 million on the Company's Adjusted EBITDA for the duration of the Agreement (2019–2020), in comparison with the effect that the 2018 Agreement was expected to have on the Company's Adjusted EBITDA for 2019 - 2020. Said forward-looking statements, relating to the potential benefits from the new collective employment agreement on the company's Adjusted EBITDA, are subject to uncertainties and assumptions about future employment developments and the Israeli telecommunication regulation and market condition.

For additional details see the Company's 2018 Annual Report under "Item 3. Key Information – D. Risk Factors – Risks Related to our Business – The unionizing of our employees may impede necessary organizational and personnel changes, result in increased costs or disruption to our operation" and Item 6. Directors, senior management and employees – D. Employees".

Share Incentive Plan

In May 2019, the Company's board of directors resolved to grant employees of the Company (who are not office holders or directors) and a non-profit organization for the employees a total amount of 2,923,476 options at an exercise price of NIS 15.66 and 1,014,517 RSUs. The grant will be carried out after the fulfilment of all approvals and procedures required by law. The options and RSUs granted to the employees will be vested in four equal installments on each of the first, second, third and fourth anniversary of the date of grant and the RSUs granted to the non-profit organization will be vested in two equal installments on each of the first and second anniversary of the date of grant. The options of the first installment may be exercised within 18 months from their vesting, and the options of the second, third and fourth installments may be exercised with 12 months from their vesting. For additional details see the Company's 2018 Annual Report under "- Item E. Share Ownership – Share Incentive Plan".

Early Repayment of Bank Loan

In April 2019, the Company made an early repayment of a loan under the Company's August 2015 loan agreement with an Israeli bank, provided to the Company in December 2016, in an outstanding principal amount of NIS 112 million (in addition to outstanding accumulated interest until date of repayment). The bank's loan from 2015 was one of the Company's more expensive and shorter duration debt and its early repayment will reduce the Company's leverage and save an accumulated amount of approximately NIS 9 million of interest expenses. For additional details regarding the Company's existing debentures and existing loan agreements, including the terms of the repaid bank's August 2015 loan and the bank's outstanding loan provided in March 2019 (according to the June 2017 loan agreement), see the Company's 2018 Annual Report under "Item 5B. Liquidity and Capital Resources – Debt Service – Public Debentures" and "-Other Credit Facilities". 

Collaboration Agreement with Netflix

In May 2019, the Company announced a collaboration agreement with Netflix International B.V., the world's leading internet entertainment provider, for the distribution of Netflix's services in Israel, including through direct access to the Netflix services from the Cellcom tv platform.

Change in Independent Auditors

In March 2019, Somekh Chaikin did not stand for re-election as the Company's joint independent registered public accounting firm and Keselman & Keselman, a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited independent, was appointed by the Company's general meeting of shareholders, or the Meeting, as the independent auditor of the Company until the Company's next annual general meeting. For more information see the Company's proxy statement relating to the Meeting, filed on form 6-K dated February 14, 2019 and the Company's current report on Form 6-K dated April 1, 2019.

Changes in Directors and Management

In March 2019, Mr. Joseph Barnea and Ms. Ronit Baytel (external directors) and Mr. Shlomo Waxe (independent director) did not stand for reelection as directors and the Meeting appointed Mr. Gustavo Traiber (independent director), Ms. Varda Liberman and Mr. Shmuel Hauzer (external directors) as members of the board of directors of the Company. For more information see the Company's proxy statement relating to the Meeting, filed on form 6-K dated February 14, 2019 and the Company's current report on Form 6-K dated April 1, 2019. In May 2019, following Mr. Yaniv Gruenwald's resignation form his position as the Company's vice president of television and content in March 2019, the Company's board of directors has nominated Mr. Rafi Shauli as the Company's vice president of television and content, effective June 1, 2019. 

Rafi Shauli has served as head of the Company's private customers marketing department in the marketing division from 2012. From 2008 to 2011, he served as director of products and business development in the marketing division of Yes and from 2011 to 2012 as director of products and business development in the marketing division of Bezeq. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Shauli served as director of communications solutions for businesses in marketing department 013 Netvision. Mr. Shauli holds a B.A. in economics and statistics from the Hebrew university of Jerusalem.

Conference Call Details

The Company will be hosting a conference call regarding its results for the first quarter of 2019 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 09:00 am ET, 06:00 am PT, 2:00 UK time, 16:00 Israel time. On the call, management will review and discuss the results, and will be available to answer questions. To participate, please either access the live webcast on the Company's website, or call one of the following teleconferencing numbers below. Please begin placing your calls at least 10 minutes before the conference call commences. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, please try the international dial-in number.

US Dial-in Number: 1 866 860 9642             
UK Dial-in Number: 0 800 051 8913
Israel Dial-in Number: 03 918 0687              
International Dial-in Number:  +972 3 918 0687
at: 09:00 am Eastern Time; 06:00 am Pacific Time; 14:00 UK Time; 16:00 Israel Time

To access the live webcast of the conference call, please access the investor relations section of Cellcom Israel's website: www.cellcom.co.il. After the call, a replay of the call will be available under the same investor relations section.

About Cellcom Israel

Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is a leading Israeli communications group, providing a wide range of communications services. Cellcom Israel is the largest Israeli cellular provider, providing its approximately 2.853 million cellular subscribers (as at March 31, 2019) with a broad range of services including cellular telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad, text and multimedia messaging, advanced cellular content and data services and other value-added services in the areas of music, video, mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced infrastructure. The Company operates an LTE 4 generation network and an HSPA 3.5 Generation network enabling advanced high speed broadband multimedia services, in addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. Cellcom Israel offers Israel's broadest and largest customer service infrastructure including telephone customer service centers, retail stores, and service and sale centers, distributed nationwide. Cellcom Israel further provides OTT TV services, internet infrastructure  and connectivity services and international calling services, as well as landline telephone services in Israel. Cellcom Israel's shares are traded both on the New York Stock Exchange (CEL) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (CEL). For additional information please visit the Company's website http://investors.cellcom.co.il.

Forward-Looking Statements

The following information contains, or may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Israeli Securities Law, 1968). In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or "continue," the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about the Company, may include projections of the Company's future financial results, its anticipated growth strategies and anticipated trends in its business. These statements are only predictions based on the Company's current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to: changes to the terms of the Company's license, new legislation or decisions by the regulator affecting the Company's operations, new competition and changes in the competitive environment, the outcome of legal proceedings to which the Company is a party, particularly class action lawsuits, the Company's ability to maintain or obtain permits to construct and operate cell sites, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the caption "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2018. 

Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform its prior statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as otherwise required by law.

The Company prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Unless noted specifically otherwise, the dollar denominated figures were converted to US$ using a convenience translation based on the New Israeli Shekel (NIS)/US$ exchange rate of NIS 3.632 = US$ 1 as published by the Bank of Israel for March 31, 2019.

Voluntary change in accounting policy - In 2019, the management has updated the accounting policy as follows: revenues from long-term credit arrangements (for more than 12 monthly payments) are recognized on the basis of the present value of future cash flows, discounted according to market interest rates at the time of the transaction. The difference between the original credit and its present value over the credit period, is recorded from 2019 as other income (previously was recorded as interest income). The application of the change in the new accounting policy was applied retrospectively. Therefore, the change's influence of the first quarter of 2018 was an increase of other income in approximately NIS 7 million, and as a result, an increase of approximately NIS 7 million in adjusted EBITDA and on the other hand, a decrease of approximately NIS 7 million in financing income.

Use of non-IFRS financial measures

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure and is defined as income before financing income (expenses), net; other income (expenses), net (excluding expenses related to employee voluntary retirement plans and gain (loss) due to sale of subsidiaries); income tax; depreciation and amortization and share based payments. This is an accepted measure in the communications industry. The Company presents this measure as an additional performance measure as the Company believes that it enables us to compare operating performance between periods and companies, net of any potential differences which may result from differences in capital structure, taxes, age of fixed assets and related depreciation expenses. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for operating income, any other performance measures, or cash flow data, which were prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as measures of profitability or liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account debt service requirements, or other commitments, including capital expenditures, and therefore, does not necessarily indicate the amounts that may be available for the Company's use. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA as presented by the Company may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies, due to differences in the way these measures are calculated. See the reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA under "Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures" in the press release.

Free cash flow is a non-IFRS measure and is defined as the net cash provided by operating activities (including the effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents) excluding a loan to Golan Telecom given by 2017, minus the net cash used in investing activities excluding short-term investment in tradable debentures and deposits and proceeds from sales of such debentures (including interest received in relation to such debentures) and its deposits, and from 2019, with the initial application of IFRS 16, lease payments are also deducted which are presented in financing activity. See "Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures" below.

Financial Tables Follow

 

 

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

 (An Israeli Corporation)


Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited)










Convenience











translation











into US dollar











(Note 2D)







March 31,


March 31,


March 31,


December 31,





2018


2019


2019


2018





NIS millions


US$ millions


NIS millions





(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Audited)












Assets











Cash and cash equivalents




593


1,031


284


1,202

Current investments, including derivatives




361


410


113


404

Trade receivables




1,276


1,176


324


1,152

Current tax assets




3


10


3


11

Other receivables




82


74


20


84

Inventory




69


85


23


94












Total current assets




2,384


2,786


767


2,947












Trade and other receivables




881


853


235


852

Property, plant and equipment, net




1,588


1,647


453


1,652

Intangible assets and others, net




1,271


1,305


359


1,298

Right-of-use assets, net and Investment property




-


771


212


-

Deferred tax assets




1


-


-


-












Total non- current assets




3,741


4,576


1,259


3,802












Total assets




6,125


7,362


2,026


6,749












Liabilities











Current maturities of debentures and of loans from
financial institutions




565


618


170


620

Current maturities of lease liabilities




-


217


60


-

Trade payables and accrued expenses




674


744


205


696

Provisions




94


108


29


105

Other payables, including derivatives




255


228


63


257












Total current liabilities




1,588


1,915


527


1,678












Long-term loans from financial institutions




462


400


110


334

Debentures




2,487


2,692


741


2,911

Long-term lease liabilities




-


560


154


-

Provisions




21


20


6


20

Other long-term liabilities




18


5


1


16

Liability for employee rights upon retirement, net




15


14


4


14

Deferred tax liabilities




120


95


26


99












Total non- current liabilities




3,123


3,786


1,042


3,394












Total liabilities




4,711


5,701


1,569


5,072












Equity attributable to owners of the Company











Share capital




1


1


-


1

Share premium




-


325


89


325

Receipts on account of share options




-


10


3


10

Retained earnings




1,409


1,323


364


1,339












Non-controlling interest




4


2


1


2












Total equity




1,414


1,661


457


1,677












Total liabilities and equity




6,125


7,362


2,026


6,749















 

 

Cellcom Israel Ltd

.(An Israeli Corporation)


Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Income (Unaudited)








Convenience









translation 









into US dollar









(Note 2D)





Three-month
 period ended
 March 31,


Three- month
 period ended
  March 31,


Year ended
December 31,



2018


2019*


2019*


2018



NIS millions


US$millions


NIS millions



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Audited)










Revenues


933


928


256


3,688

Cost of revenues


(665)


(695)


(191)


(2,661)










Gross profit


268


233


65


1,027










Selling and marketing expenses


(132)


(158)


(44)


(567)

General and administrative expenses


(91)


(71)


(20)


(360)

Other income, net


7*


5


1


1*










Operating profit


52


9


2


101










Financing income


4*


18


5


19*

Financing expenses


(44)


(45)


(12)


(190)

Financing expenses, net


(40)


(27)


(7)


(171)










Profit (loss) before taxes on income


12


(18)


(5)


(70)










Tax benefit (taxes on income)


(5)


2


1


6

Profit (loss) for the period


7


(16)


(4)


(64)

Attributable to:









Owners of the Company


7


(16)


(4)


(62)

Non-controlling interests


-


-


-


(2)

Profit (loss) for the period


7


(16)


(4)


(64)










Earnings (loss) per share









Basic earnings (loss) per share (in NIS)


0.08


(0.14)


(0.04)


(0.58)










Diluted earnings (loss) per share (in NIS)


0.08


(0.14)


(0.04)


(0.58)










Weighted-average number of shares used
in the calculation of basic earnings (loss)
per share (in shares)


101,044,557


116,196,729


116,196,729


107,499,543










Weighted-average number of shares used
in the calculation of diluted earnings (loss)
per share (in shares)


101,141,836


116,196,729


116,196,729


107,499,543










*Reclassified - Please see "Voluntary change in accounting policy" section in this press release.

 

 

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

(An Israeli Corporation)


Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)








Convenience









translation









into US dollar









(Note 2D)





Three-month
 period ended
March 31,


Three- month
 period ended
  March 31,


Year ended
December 31,







2018


2019


2019


2018



NIS millions


US$millions


NIS millions



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Audited)










Cash flows from operating activities









Profit (loss) for the period


7


(16)


(4)


(64)

Adjustments for: 









Depreciation and amortization


133


214


59


584

Share based payments


2


-


-


2

Income tax expense (tax benefit)


5


(2)


(1)


(6)

Financing expenses, net


40*


27


7


171*










Changes in operating assets and liabilities:









Change in inventory


1


9


2


(24)

Change in trade receivables (including long-term amounts)


8*


(16)


(4)


166*

Change in other receivables (including long-term amounts)


9


13


4


(21)

Change in trade payables, accrued expenses and provisions


31


83


23


(26)

Change in other liabilities (including long-term amounts)


5


(5)


(1)


11

Payments for derivative hedging contracts, net


(2)


(1)


-


-

Income tax paid


(9)


(3)


(1)


(23)

Net cash from operating activities


230


303


84


770










Cash flows from investing activities









Acquisition of property, plant, and equipment


(99)


(127)


(35)


(356)

Additions to intangible assets and others


(47)


(57)


(16)


(237)

Change in current investments, net


(1)


2


1


(56)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment


-


-


-


1

Interest received 


4


4


1


14

Receipts from other derivative contracts, net


-


1


-


3

Net cash used in investing activities


(143)


(177)


(49)


(631)










*Reclassified –  Please see "Voluntary change in accounting policy" section in this press release.

 

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

(An Israeli Corporation)


Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) (cont`d)

















Convenience









translation









into US dollar





Three-month
 period ended
March 31,


Three- month
 period ended
  March 31,


Year ended
December 31,







2018


2019


2019


2018



NIS millions


US$ millions


NIS millions










Cash flows from financing activities









Payments for derivative contracts, net


-


-


-


(15)

Receipt of long-term loans from financial institutions


-


150


41


-

Repayment of debentures


(362)


(308)


(85)


(556)

Proceeds from issuance of debentures, net of issuance costs


396


-


-


997

Lease payments


-


(74)


(20)


-










Net cash from (used in) financing activities


34


(232)


(64)


426










Changes in cash and cash equivalents


66


(171)


(47)


676










Cash and cash equivalents as at the beginning of the period


527


1,202


331


527

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash
equivalents


-


-


-


(1)










Cash and cash equivalents as at the end of the period


593


1,031


284


1,202



















 

 

Cellcom Israel Ltd

 (An Israeli Corporation)


Reconciliation for Non-IFRS Measures


Adjusted EBITDA


The following is a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA:




Three-month period ended

March 31,

Year ended

December 31,


2018

2019

Convenience

translation

into US dollar

2019

2018


NIS millions

US$ millions

NIS millions

Net income (loss)

7

(16)

(4)

(64)

Taxes on income (tax benefit)

5

(2)

(1)

(6)

Financing income

(4)

(18)

(5)

(19)

Financing expenses

44

45

12

190

Other income

-

1

1

-

Depreciation and amortization

133

214

59

584

Share based payments

2

-

-

2

Adjusted EBITDA

187

224

62

687

 

 

Free cash flow


The following table shows the calculation of free cash flow:



Three-month period ended

March 31,

Year ended

December 31,


2018

2019

Convenience

translation

into US dollar

2019

2018


NIS millions

US$ millions

NIS millions

Cash flows from operating
 activities(*)

230

229

64

769

Cash flows from investing activities

(143)

(177)

(49)

(631)

Purchase (Sale) of tradable
 debentures and deposits (**)

(3)

(6)

(2)

43

Free cash flow

84

46

13

181


(*)  Including the effects of exchange rate fluctuations in cash and cash equivalents and as of January 1, 2019, the initial application of IFRS 16, including lease payments in a total amount of NIS 74 million.

(**) Net of interest received in relation to tradable debentures.

 

 

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

 (An Israeli Corporation)


Key financial and operating indicators


NIS millions unless otherwise stated

Q1-2018

Q2-2018

Q3-2018

Q4-2018

Q1-2019

FY-2018








Cellular service revenues

437

434

443

416

404

1,730

Fixed-line service revenues

304

300

310

301

317

1,215








Cellular equipment revenues

193

157

146

159

158

655

Fixed-line equipment revenues

39

76

52

82

92

249








Consolidation adjustments

(40)

(40)

(41)

(40)

(43)

(161)

Total revenues

933

927

910

918

928

3,688








Cellular adjusted EBITDA

119

78

118

103

146

418

Fixed-line adjusted EBITDA

68

62

73

66

78

269

Total adjusted EBITDA

187

140

191

169

224

687








Operating profit (loss)

52

(5)

40

14

9

101

Financing expenses, net

40

43

37

51

27

171

Profit (loss) for the period

7

(37)

1

(35)

(16)

(64)








Free cash flow

84

56

34

7

46

181








Cellular subscribers at the end of period (in 000's)

2,822

2,809

2,825

2,851

2,853

2,851

Monthly cellular ARPU (in NIS)

51.8

51.8

52.5

49.0

47.2

51.3

Churn rate for cellular subscribers (%)

9.5%

12.6%

10.0%

11.1%

11.0%

43.2%

 

 

Cellcom Israel Ltd.


Disclosure for debenture holders as of March 31, 2019


Aggregation of the information regarding the debenture series issued by the Company (1), in million NIS


Series

Original Issuance Date

Principal on the Date of Issuance

As of 31.03.2019

As of 27.05.2019

Interest
Rate
(fixed)

Principal Repayment Dates

Interest
Repayment
Dates (3)

Linkage

Trustee

Contact Details

 

 

Principal
Balance on
Trade

Linked
Principal
Balance

Interest Accumulated in Books

Debenture Balance   Value in Books (2)

Market Value

Principal Balance on Trade

Linked Principal Balance

From

To

F (4)(5)(6)**

20/03/12

714.802

214.441

221.601

2.372

223.973

232.282

214.441

223.218

4.60%

05.01.17

05.01.20

January-5
and July-5

Linked to CPI

Strauss Lazar Trust Company (1992) Ltd.
Ori Lazar. 17 Yizhak Sadeh St.,
Tel Aviv. Tel: 03- 6237777.

H (4)(5)(7)**

08/07/14
03/02/15*
11/02/15*

949.624

835.669

779.577

3.857

783.434

845.279

835.669

843.089

1.98%

05.07.18

05.07.24

January-5
and July-5

Linked to CPI

Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd.
Rami Sebty. 48 Menachem Begin Rd.
Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-6374355.

I (4)(5)(7)**

08/07/14
03/02/15*
11/02/15*
28/03/16*

804.010

723.609

701.924

6.976

708.900

746.330

723.609

723.609

4.14%

05.07.18

05.07.25

January-5
and July-5

Not linked

Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd.
Rami Sebty. 48 Menachem Begin Rd.
Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-6374355.

J (4)(5)

25/09/16

103.267

103.267

103.448

0.594

104.042

103.246

103.267

105.024

2.45%

05.07.21

05.07.26

January-5
and July-5

Linked to CPI

Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd.
Rami Sebty. 48 Menachem Begin Rd.
Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-6374355.

K (4)(5)**

25/09/16
01/07/18*
10/12/18*

710.634

710.634

705.075

5.875

710.950

689.031

710.634

710.634

3.55%

05.07.21

05.07.26

January-5
and July-5

Not linked

Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd.
Rami Sebty. 48 Menachem Begin Rd.
Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-6374355.

L(4)(5)**

24/01/18
10/12/18*

613.937

613.937

586.699

3.574

590.273

533.695

613.937

613.937

2.50%

05.01.23

05.01.28

January-5

Not linked

Strauss Lazar Trust Company (1992) Ltd.
Ori Lazar. 17 Yizhak Sadeh St.,
Tel Aviv. Tel: 03- 6237777.

Total


3,896.274

3,201.557

3,098.324

23.248

3,121.572

3,149.863

3,201.557

3,219.511







 

 

Comments:

(1) For a summary of the terms of the Company's outstanding debentures see the Company's 2018 Annual Report under "Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects - B. Liquidity and Capital Resources - Debt Service - Public Debentures". In the reporting period, the Company fulfilled all terms of the debentures and Indentures. Debentures financial covenants - as of March 31, 2019 the net leverage (net debt to Adjusted EBITDA*** excluding one-time events ratio- see definition in the reference above to the Company's 2018 Annual Report (The definition of Adjusted EBITDA is identical to the definition of EBITDA (which the Company used in previous periods)) was 3.14. In the reporting period, no cause for early repayment occurred. (2) Including interest accumulated in the books. (3) Semi-annual payments other than regarding Series L. (4) Regarding the debentures, the Company undertook not to create any pledge on its assets, as long as debentures or loans are not fully repaid, subject to certain exclusions. (5) Regarding the debentures - the Company has the right for early redemption under certain terms. (6) Regarding debenture Series F, in June 2013, following a second decrease of the Company's debenture rating since their issuance, the annual interest rate has been increased by 0.25% to 4.60% and 6.99%, respectively, beginning July 5, 2013. (7) In February 2015, pursuant to an exchange offer of the Company's Series H and I debentures for a portion of the Company's outstanding Series D and E debentures, respectively, the Company exchanged approximately NIS 555 million principal amount of Series D debentures with approximately NIS 844 million principal amount of Series H debentures, and approximately NIS 272 million principal amount of Series E debentures with approximately NIS 335 million principal amount of Series I debentures. Series D and E debentures were fully repaid in July 2017 and in January 2017, respectively.

(*) On these dates additional debentures of the series were issued, the information in the table refers to the full series.

(**) As of March 31, 2019, debentures Series H, I, K and L are material, which represent 5% or more of the total liabilities of the Company, as presented in the financial statements.

(***) The definition of net leverage refers to Adjusted EBITDA for a period of 12 consecutive months. Accordingly, the net leverage ratio above includes the effects of the new standard IFRS 16 (applied by the Company as of January 1, 2019) only for the first quarter of 2019. For details of the effects of IFRS 16 on the Company's results see footnote 3 on page 1 of this press release and note 3 to the Company's financial statement for the period ended on March 31, 2019, included elsewhere in this report.

 

 

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Disclosure for debenture holders as of March 31, 2019 (cont`d)

Debentures Rating Details*


Series

Rating Company

Rating as of 31.03.2019 (1)

Rating as of 27.5.2019

Rating assigned upon issuance of the Series

Recent date of rating as of 27.05.2019

Additional ratings between original issuance and the recent date of rating as of 27.05.2019 (2)


Rating

F

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

AA

03/2019

05/2012, 11/2012, 06/2013, 06/2014, 08/2014, 01/2015, 09/2015, 03/2016, 08/2016, 06/2017, 01/2018, 06/2018, 08/2018, 12/2018, 03/2019

AA,AA-,A+ (2)

H

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

A+

03/2019

06/2014, 08/2014, 01/2015, 09/2015, 03/2016, 08/2016, 06/2017, 01/2018, 06/2018, 08/2018, 12/2018, 03/2019

A+ (2)

I

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

A+

03/2019

06/2014, 08/2014, 01/2015, 09/2015, 03/2016, 08/2016, 06/2017, 01/2018, 06/2018, 08/2018, 12/2018, 03/2019

A+ (2)

J

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

A+

03/2019

08/2016, 06/2017, 01/2018, 06/2018, 08/2018, 12/2018, 03/2019

A+ (2)

K

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

A+

03/2019

08/2016, 06/2017, 01/2018, 06/2018, 08/2018, 12/2018, 03/2019

A+ (2)

L

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

A+

03/2019

 01/2018, 06/2018, 08/2018, 12/2018, 03/2019

A+ (2)


(1)       In March 2019, S&P Maalot updated the Company's rating outlook from an "ilA+/stable" to an "ilA+/negative".

(2)       In May 2012, S&P Maalot updated the Company's rating from an "ilAA/negative" to an "ilAA-/negative". In November 2012, S&P Maalot affirmed the Company's rating of "ilAA-/negative". In June 2013, S&P Maalot updated the Company's rating outlook from an "ilAA-/negative" to an "ilA+/stable". In June 2014, August 2014, January 2015, September 2015, March 2016, August 2016, June 2017, January 2018, June 2018, August 2018 and December 2018, S&P Maalot affirmed the Company's rating of "ilA+/stable". In March 2019, S&P Maalot updated the Company's rating outlook from an "ilA+/stable" to an "ilA+/negative". For details regarding the rating of the debentures see the S&P Maalot report dated March 19, 2019, included in the Company's Shelf offering Report filled in the Israeli Securities Authority website ('MAGNA") on March 19, 2019.


* A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities. Ratings may be subject to suspension, revision or withdrawal at any time, and each rating should be evaluated independently of any other rating.

 

 

Cellcom Israel Ltd.


Aggregation of the information regarding the Company's Material Loans (1), in million NIS


Loan

Provision Date

Principal Amount as of 31.03.2019

Interest Rate (nominal)

Principal Repayment Dates (annual payments)

Interest Repayment Dates (semi-annual payments)

Linkage

From

To



Loan from financial institution (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

06/2016

150

4.60%

30.06.18

30.06.21

June-30

and December-31, commencing December 31, 2016 through June 30, 2021

Not linked

Loan from bank(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)

12/2016

112

4.90%

30.06.18

30.06.22

June-30 and December 30, commencing June 30, 2017 through June 30, 2022

Not linked

Loan from financial institution(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

06/2017

200

5.10%

30.06.19

30.06.22

June-30

and December-31, commencing December 31, 2017 through June 30, 2022

Not linked

Loan from bank(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

03/2019

150

4.00%

30.03.21

30.03.24

March-31

and September-30, commencing September 30, 2019 through March 31, 2024

Not linked

Total


612






 

 

Comments:

(1) For a summary of the terms of the Company's loan agreements see the Company's 2018 Annual Report under "Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects - B. Liquidity and Capital Resources - Other Credit Facilities" and the reference therein to "- Debt Service - Public Debentures". (2) In the reporting period, the Company fulfilled all terms of the loan agreements. (3) Loan agreements financial covenants - as of March 31, 2019 the net leverage (net debt to Adjusted EBITDA* excluding one-time events ratio- see definition in the reference above to the Company's 2018 Annual Report (The definition of Adjusted EBITDA is identical to the definition of EBITDA (which the Company used in previous periods)) was 3.14. (4) In the reporting period, no cause for early repayment occurred. (5) In the loan agreements, the Company undertook not to create any pledge on its assets, as long as the loans are not fully repaid, subject to certain exclusions. (6) According to the loan agreements the Company may prepay the loans, subject to a prepayment fee. (7) In April 2019, after the end of the reporting period, the Company made early repayment of the loan in an outstanding amount of NIS 112 million (in addition to outstanding accumulated interest until date of repayment).

(*) The definition of net leverage refers to Adjusted EBITDA for a period of 12 consecutive months. Accordingly, the net leverage ratio above includes the effects of the new standard IFRS 16 (applied by the Company as of January 1, 2019) only for the first quarter of 2019. For details of the effects of IFRS 16 on the Company's results see footnote 3 on page 1 of this press release and note 3 to the Company's financial statement for the period ended on Mach 31, 2019, included elsewhere in this report.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Summary of Financial Undertakings (according to repayment dates) as of March 31, 2019

a. Debentures issued to the public by the Company and held by the public, excluding such debentures held by the Company's parent company, by a controlling shareholder, by companies controlled by them, or by companies controlled by the Company, based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS).

 


Principal payments

Gross interest payments (without deduction of tax)

ILS linked to CPI

ILS not linked to CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

335,506

80,399

-

-

-

96,896

Second year

114,056

80,399

-

-

-

81,123

Third year

167,700

218,579

-

-

-

72,420

Fourth year

167,700

310,629

-

-

-

60,603

Fifth year and on

377,068

1,354,054

-

-

-

109,880

Total

1,162,030

2,044,060

-

-

-

420,922

 

 

b. Private debentures and other non-bank credit, excluding such debentures held by the Company's parent company, by a controlling shareholder, by companies controlled by them, or by companies controlled by the Company, based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS).

 

 


Principal payments

Gross interest payments (without deduction of tax)

ILS linked to CPI

ILS not linked to CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

-

100,000

-

-

-

14,655

Second year

-

100,000

-

-

-

9,812

Third year

-

100,000

-

-

-

4,955

Fourth year

-

50,000

-

-

-

1,264

Fifth year and on

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

-

350,000

-

-

-

30,686

 

 

c. Credit from banks in Israel based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS).

 

 


Principal payments

Gross interest payments (without deduction of tax)

ILS linked to CPI

ILS not linked to CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

-

28,000

-

-

-

4,800

Second year

-

28,000

-

-

-

3,430

Third year

-

28,000

-

-

-

2,056

Fourth year

-

28,000

-

-

-

684

Fifth year and on

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

-

112,000

-

-

-

10,970

 

 

d. Credit from banks abroad based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS) - None.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Summary of Financial Undertakings (according to repayment dates) as of March 31, 2018 (cont`d)

e. Total of sections a - d above, total credit from banks, non-bank credit and debentures based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS).

 

 


Principal payments

Gross interest payments (without deduction of tax)

ILS linked to CPI

ILS not linked to CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

335,506

292,399

-

-

-

119,093

Second year

114,056

217,899

-

-

-

96,926

Third year

167,700

356,079

-

-

-

81,876

Fourth year

167,700

398,129

-

-

-

64,867

Fifth year and on

377,068

1,391,554

-

-

-

111,382

Total

1,162,030

2,656,060

-

-

-

474,144

 

 

f. Out of the balance sheet Credit exposure based on the Company's "Solo" financial data -  None.

g. Out of the balance sheet Credit exposure of all the Company's consolidated companies, excluding companies that are reporting corporations and excluding the Company's data presented in section f above (in thousand NIS) - None.

h. Total balances of the credit from banks, non-bank credit and debentures of all the consolidated companies, excluding companies that are reporting corporations and excluding Company's data presented in sections a - d above (in thousand NIS) - None.

i. Total balances of credit granted to the Company by the parent company or a controlling shareholder and balances of debentures offered by the Company held by the parent company or the controlling shareholder (in thousand NIS) - None.

j. Total balances of credit granted to the Company by companies held by the parent company or the controlling shareholder, which are not controlled by the Company, and balances of debentures offered by the Company held by companies held by the parent company or the controlling shareholder, which are not controlled by the Company (in thousand NIS).

 

 


Principal payments

Gross interest payments (without deduction of tax)

ILS linked to CPI

ILS not linked to CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

-

2

-

-

-

144

Second year

-

2

-

-

-

144

Third year

3

578

-

-

-

134

Fourth year

3

618

-

-

-

113

Fifth year and on

16

2,920

-

-

-

223

Total

22

4,120

-

-

-

758

 

 

k. Total balances of credit granted to the Company by consolidated companies and balances of debentures offered by the Company held by the consolidated companies (in thousand NIS) - None.

References:

1 Please see "Use of Non-IFRS financial measures" section in this press release.

2 Reclassified – Adjusted EBITDA before reclassification totaled NIS 180 million. Please see "Voluntary change in accounting policy" section in this press release.

3 As of  January 1, 2019 the Company is applying International Financial Reporting Standard IFRS 16, Leases. The effects of applying the standard in the first quarter of 2019 amounted to an increase of NIS 63 million in Adjusted EBITDA, an increase of NIS 74 million in Cash flows from operating activities and an increase of NIS 4 million in the loss.

 

Company Contact

Shlomi Fruhling

Chief Financial Officer

investors@cellcom.co.il 

Tel: +972 52 998 9735

Investor Relations Contact

Ehud Helft

GK Investor & Public Relations

cellcom@GKIR.com  

Tel: +1 617 418 3096


 

SOURCE Cellcom Israel Ltd.