Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has completely paid the dividends for 2013 transferring more than RUB 38.435 billion to the shareholders, the company informed.
The amount paid per share is RUB 18.6.
It will be recalled that MTS paid RUB 10.776 billion in dividends for H1 2013. The total amount earmarked for the dividends on shares was RUB 10.786 billion, with RUB 9.398 million unpaid as of November 29, 2013, as the shareholders failed to provide the payment details. MTS paid RUB 5.22 per share of common stock then.
Earlier, MTS paid RUB 30.168 billion in 2012 dividends at the rate of RUB 14.6 per share of common stock.
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS, tax number: 7740000076) and its subsidiaries provide services to about 100 million subscribers in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Turkmenistan. The company also provides fixed-line telephony and cable television services in all federal districts of Russia and in Ukraine.
The company's authorized capital is RUB 206.641 million, 2,066,413,562 common shares at par value of RUB 0.1 each are issued. Sistema JSFC owns a 50.8% stake in the company, 49.2% of the shares being in free float. 37.62% of MTS shares are traded on the NYSE as Level 3 ADRs.
US GAAP net profit of the MTS group for 2013 increased 2.7 times to RUB 79.84 billion from RUB 29.5 billion the year before. Consolidated revenue increased by 5% to RUB 398.4 billion from RUB 378.2 billion. Consolidated OIBDA grew by 8% to RUB 175 billion. US GAAP net profit of MTS for Q4 2013 grew by 16% to RUB 19.8 billion from RUB 17 billion the year before, consolidated revenue by 6% to RUB 104.8 billion. Consolidated OIBDA increased by 11% to RUB 45 billion, OIBDA margin by 1.8 p.p. to 42.9%.
RAS net profit of MTS for Q1 2014 grew by 55.8% to RUB 11.499 billion from RUB 7.379 billion the year before. Revenue increased by 9.7% to RUB 72.674 billion from RUB 66.238 billion, GP by 13.5% to RUB 35.871 billion from RUB 31.601 billion, pre-tax profit by 48% to RUB 14.447 billion from RUB 9.768 billion.