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Softbank net profit tumbles 35.7% in Q2

Thursday 1 November 2012 | 08:41 CET | News
Japanese mobile operator Softbank reported a 35.7 percent decline in its net profit for the fiscal second quarter to JPY 78.77 billion from JPY 122.46 billion in the same period last year. Net sales soared 6.2 percent to JPY 819.21 billion for the three months ended 30 September. ARPU for the fiscal second quarter was JPY 4070, a JPY 230 year on year decrease. Out of this, voice ARPU declined JPY 290 year on year to JPY 1,490 and data ARPU rose JPY 60 year on year to JPY 2,580. The decline in voice ARPU mainly reflects dilution due to an increase in devices that do not have voice communication functionality and a decrease in revenues from incoming calls, which was the result of a reduction in interconnection charges between operators. On the other hand, the increase in data ARPU was mainly the result of the continuing increase in the number of high data ARPU smartphone subscribers, although the increase in subscribers to low data usage products such as Mimamori Phone has also had a dilution effect on data ARPU. The churn rate for the second quarter was 1.06 percent, which was 0.03 of a percentage point lower year on year. The upgrade rate for the second quarter was 1.42 percent, which was 0.11 of a percentage point higher year on year. This was mainly because of an increase in the number of upgrades to iPhone 5. Softbank Mobile added 759,100 subscribers to end the quarter with 30.46 million mobile customers. Softbank had 4.23 million Yahoo! BB subscribers. Of the total, the number of ADSL customers fell to 2.36 million but the number of BB Hikari with Flet's subscribers totalled to 1.86 million.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Softbank Mobile / Yahoo!
Countries: Japan
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