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26 August 2021

MegaFon increased revenue by 7% y-o-y in Q2 2021

The Company demonstrates growth across all key financial metrics

Key results for Q2 20211:

  • Revenue grew by 7.1% y-o-y to RUB 84.1 billion
  • OIBDA was up 5.6% y-o-y to RUB 37.6 billion, while OIBDA margin was down 0.7 p.p. y-o-y to 44.7%
  • CAPEX was up 4.6% y-o-y to RUB 13.7 billion
  • Net profit tripled to RUB 12.7 billion y-o-y
  • Net debt decreased by RUB 4.4 billion q-o-q to RUB 301.9 billion
  • Revenue growth

    Service revenue for Q2 2021 was up by 4.5% y-o-y to RUB 76.6 billion, evidencing a continued recovery from the negative impact of the pandemic. Key growth drivers included revenue from data services, content services (in particular from the START group), and digital services, where there is continued strong demand for analytical services using big data and innovative solutions to organise remote work and remote management of facilities. International roaming revenue also showed growth as border restrictions were eased.

    Customer activity in the retail market continued to recover in the second quarter. Revenue from sales of equipment and accessories grew 44.6% y-o-y to RUB 7.5 billion, driven in part by stronger demand for high-end smartphones.

    Customer base

    MegaFon’s customer base in Russia (calculated using the new accounting system referred to below) grew 2.1% y-o-y to 72 million.

    Following its migration to a new billing model, completed in 2H 2020, MegaFon has adjusted its system for accounting for its customer base. The new system not only imposes stricter requirements for monitoring customer activity, but will also enable the Company to use its numbering capacity more effectively.

    Performance management

    In Q2 2021, OIBDA grew 5.6% y-o-y to RUB 37.6 billion, with OIBDA margin down 0.7 p.p. to 44.7% y o y, primarily due to increased advertising costs (spending in the prior year was reduced because of the pandemic and low consumer activity) as well as increases in sales of low-margin equipment.

    Net profit tripled to RUB 12.7 billion y-o-y driven by effective cost management, deleveraging and successful hedging of our FX positions.

    The best mobile network in Russia

    The total number of base stations in Q2 2021 exceeded 199,600, with the advanced 4G/LTE segment showing a 17.5% growth y-o-y.

    In Q2 2021, CAPEX grew 4.6% y-o-y to RUB 13.7 billion, thereby ensuring the high quality of our subscriber services and helping the Company retain its leading position in the mobile data market. According to Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence analysis for 1H 2021, MegaFon has provided the fastest mobile internet in Russia for the fifth year running.

    Financial results (in millions of RUB, except as indicated)

    3M

    1H

    Q2 2021

    Q2 2020

    Q2 2021/
    Q2 2020


    2021


    2020

    2021/
    2020

    Revenue

    84,129

    78,543

    7.1%

    165,261

    158,095

    4.5%

    Service revenue

    76,629

    73,357

    4.5%

    150,718

    146,750

    2.7%

    Sales of equipment and accessories

    7,500

    5,186

    44.6%

    14,543

    11,345

    28.2%

    OIBDA

    37,631

    35,625

    5.6%

    73,744

    71,638

    2.9%

    OIBDA margin

    44.7%

    45.4%

    (0,7 p.p.)

    44.6%

    45.3%

    (0,7 p.p.)

    Net profit

    12,679

    3,972

    219.2%

    20,234

    9,144

    121.3%

    CAPEX

    13,734

    13,126

    4.6%

    20,822

    24,622

    15.4%

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    For more information

    Media:
    pr@megafon.ru
    + 7 925 696-05-07
    Investors:
    ir@megafon.ru
    + 7 495 926-20-12

    Notes to editors

    PJSC “MegaFon” is a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities, operating in all segments of the telecommunications markets in Russia, and in the Republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. It focuses in particular on quality of service and providing Internet at top speeds to its subscribers. MegaFon is a recognised market leader in the provision of mobile data services, was the first operator in Russia to launch commercial operation of a third generation (3G) network, the first operator in the world to launch commercial operation of an LTE Advanced (4G) data network and was the first operator in Russia to complete a 5G international videocall. Additional information about MegaFon and the products and services provided by the Group can be found at http://www.megafon.ru.

    Disclaimers, statement regarding inside information and forward looking statements

    The above discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the Group’s consolidated financial statements which are available for download on the Group’s website at: http://corp.megafon.com/investors/

    Certain statements and/or other information included in this document may not be historical facts and may constitute “forward looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 2(1)(e) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “plans”, “forecast”, “project”, “will”, “may”, “should” and similar expressions may identify forward looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Forward looking statements include statements concerning our plans, expectations, projections, objectives, targets, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues, operations or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, our plans or intentions relating to the expansion or contraction of our business as well as specific acquisitions and dispositions, our competitive strengths and weaknesses, the risks we face in our business and our response to them, our plans or goals relating to forecasted production, reserves, financial position and future operations and development, our business strategy and the trends we anticipate in the industry and the political, economic, social and legal environment in which we operate, and other information that is not historical information, together with the assumptions underlying these forward looking statements. By their very nature, forward looking statements involve inherent risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding our present and future business strategies and the political, economic, social and legal environment in which we will operate in the future. We do not make any representation, warranty or prediction that the results anticipated by such forward-looking statements will be achieved, and such forward-looking statements represent, in each case, only one of many possible scenarios and should not be viewed as the most likely or standard scenario. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or in any other factors affecting such statements.

    Schedule 1: Definitions

    Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) comprises the cost of purchases of new equipment, new construction, acquisition of new or upgrades to software, acquisition of spectrum and other intangible assets, and purchases of other long-term assets, together with related costs incurred prior to the intended use of the applicable assets, all accounted for as of the earliest time of payment or delivery. Long-term assets obtained through business combinations are not included in the calculation of capital expenditures.

    Group means PJSC "MegaFon"together with its consolidated subsidiaries.

    Net profit is profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the Group.

    OIBDA (Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortisation) is a financial measure not defined by IFRS, should be considered as supplementary and not as an alternative to the information provided in the financial statements of the Group. OIBDA margin means OIBDA as a percentage of revenue. OIBDA and OIBDA margin are widely used by investors, analysts and rating agencies as a measure to evaluate and compare current and future operating performance and to determine the value of companies within the telecommunications industry. However, the Group’s definition of OIBDA and OIBDA margin may not be comparable with similarly titled performance measures used and disclosures made by other entities.

    Net debt means the difference between (a) cash, cash equivalents and principal amount of deposits and (b) principal amount of loans and borrowings less unamortised debt issuance fees. It is a financial measure which should be considered as supplementary but not as an alternative to the information provided in the Group’s financial statements.

    1Based on the IFRS interim condensed unaudited financial statements for Q2 2021 reviewed by JSC KPMG. Due to manual rounding, financial and operating results may differ from those presented here. All changes are shown for the same periods in the current and previous year on a quarterly or annual basis, unless otherwise indicated.

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22 September 2021

Resolutions taken by the EGM

Moscow, Russian Federation (22 September 2021) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon”, a pan‑Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that the following resolutions were adopted at the Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting (“EGM”) held in the form of absentee voting on 21 September 2021:
25 August 2021

Resolutions taken by the EGM

Moscow, Russian Federation (25 August 2021) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon”, a pan‑Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that the following resolutions were adopted at the Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting (“EGM”) held in the form of absentee voting on 24 August 2021:
17 August 2021

Resolutions taken by the Board of Directors

Moscow, Russian Federation (17 August 2021) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon”, a pan‑Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that MegaFon’s Board of Directors at a meeting held by absentee voting on 16 August 2021, adopted the following resolutions: