Telecom Italia's net losses more than halve

|About: Telecom Italia S.P.A. (TI)|By:, SA News Editor

Telecom Italia's (TI) net loss narrowed to €674M ($927.9M) in 2013 from €1.63B a year earlier, due to a smaller impairment on the goodwill of its domestic operations.

TI would have made a net profit of €1.5B had it not been for a €2.2B goodwill charge taken in H1.

Consolidated revenue declined an organic 5.2% to €23.4B.

EBITDA fell €804M to €9.7B.

Will offer to repurchase €500M in bonds.

Net debt drops €1.5B to €26.8B.

TI will pay a dividend of 0.0275 ($0.038) a piece on savings shares but nothing on ordinary shares.

Shares are -1.2% in Milan. (PR)