MTN Nigeria Communications Limited has announced its quarterly results for the period ended 31 March 2018, with an increase in its revenue and subscriber number.
According to the results, MTN Nigeria subscribers increased by 4.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter to 54.5 million, with constant currency service revenue increase by 14.4 per cent and data revenue increase by 73.2 per cent year-on-year (YoY).
Commenting on the results, the CEO of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ferdi Moolman said: “MTN Nigeria delivered a strong performance for the first quarter of 2018, supported by growth in data revenue and increased scale.
“We also maintained positive momentum in growing our subscriber base and maintaining our network leadership position.”
MTN Nigeria continued with the positive momentum of 2017, increasing service revenue by 14.4 per cent YoY, supported by a 73.2 per cent increase in data revenue and 15.2 per cent growth in voice revenue.
In the first quarter of 2018, its Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortisation (EBITDA) margin expanded to 41.8 per cent, due to its control on expenses and a stable naira, Moolman said.
MTN Nigeria reported net additions in the quarter of 2.3 million following on from the 2.0 million net additions in Q4 2017, which was supported by the increase in the SIM registration footprint.