Rostelecom paid up 1.956mln rub. to cover the 26th coupon and 20% of the 8th issue of the bonds, the company informed.
The 8th issue was placed in 2011 through the conversion of BT-4th series released by VolgaTelecom within the merger with Rostelecom. The BT-4th in the volume of 3bn rub. were placed through the open offering on MICEX in 2006. It included 3mln bonds of 1ths rub. par and 7-year maturity. The 1st coupon rate is set at 7.99%. The issue was arranged by Deutsche Bank.
Within an offer VolgaTelecom bought back 2046416 bonds for 100% of the uncovered portion of the par value in 2009. In Mar. 2011 658627 bonds were bought back at 100% of par value.
Rostelecom (TIN 7707049388) is a national com operator. It has 150ths km of lines in Russia.
The current structure is in force from Apr. 2011 after the takeover of interregional com companies including TsentrTelecom, Sibirtelecom, Dalsvyaz, Uralsvyazinform, VolgaTelecom, SZT, YUTK and Dagsvyazinform. The length of the main com lines cover 500ths km. The major holder is the government having 53.25% through Svyazinvest, VEB and Insurance Deposit Agency. The securities are under trading on RTS/MICEX and OTCQX in USA.
The share capital is equal to 7.965mln rub. split in 2943258269 common and 242831469 preferred stocks of 0.0025 rub. par.
The 9-month net profit moved up 37.2% (RAS) to 32.011bn rub. from 23.329bn rub. prior year period.
The revenues increased 45% to gain 210.199bn rub. from 144.926bn rub.; profit from sales - 42.3% to 43.025bn rub. from 30.229bn rub.; pretax profit - 35.99% to 40.136bn rub. from 29.515bn rub.
The 9-month net profit (IAS) added 22% to come to 30.626bn rub. from 27.038bn rub. prior year period; revenues climbed up 8% to 238.691bn rub. from 221.838bn rub.
OIBDA added 8% to gain 93.972bn rub. from 86.858bn rub.; OIBDA margin - 39.4% from 39.2%.