Internet Gold Ltd. (NASDAQ Global Market and TASE: IGLD) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
Bezeq’s results: For the third quarter of 2012, the Bezeq Group reported revenues of NIS 2.5 billion ($ 638 million) and operating profit of NIS 667 million ($ 171 million). Bezeq’s EBITDA for the third quarter totaled NIS 1 billion ($ 262 million), representing an EBITDA margin of 41%. Net income for the period attributed to the shareholders of Bezeq totaled NIS 342 million ($ 87 million). Bezeq's cash flow from operating activities totaled NIS 1 billion ($ 262 million) during the third quarter of 2012.
Dividend from Bezeq: On October 10, 2012, Internet Gold's subsidiary, B Communications received two dividend payments from Bezeq which together totaled NIS 464 million ($ 119 million). These dividend payments included a current dividend of NIS 309 million ($ 79 million), representing B Communications’ share of Bezeq’s net profit for the first half of 2012, and a special dividend of NIS 155 million ($ 40 million), representing B Communications’ share of the fourth installment of six special dividend payments declared by Bezeq and approved by its shareholders last year.
Cash Position: As of September 30, 2012, Internet Gold’s unconsolidated cash and cash equivalents totaled NIS 312 million ($ 80 million), its unconsolidated gross debt was NIS 1.17 billion ($ 299 million), and its unconsolidated net debt totaled NIS 858 million ($ 219 million).Internet Gold's Unconsolidated Balance Sheet Data*
|September 30,||December 31,||September 30,||December 31,|
|(NIS millions)||(US$ millions)|
|Short term liabilities||147||135||38||34|
|Long term liabilities||1,023||985||261||252|
|Cash and cash equivalents||312||343||80||87|
|Total net debt||858||777||219||199|