KPN Q4: results still weak

Monday 9 February 2015 | 13:08 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
KPN continues to suffer from negative growth, low margins and high debt. Its latest quarterly results show some recovery, but it's doubtful organic growth will be enough to turn around fully its results. A sale of its Belgian operator Base won't help the situation much, but it appears KPN is getting closer to exiting Belgium, as it announced plans to stop investing in Base. Selling the company's stake in Telefonica Deutschland could help turn things around. KPN is also looking at ways to reduce capex further through the use of new technologies.

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Categories: General
Companies: KPN / Reggefiber / Telefonica Deutschland
Countries: Belgium / Netherlands
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