Revenues of 31.47B Norwegian kroner beat an expected 31.21B, showing organic growth of 2.1%, and EBITDA of 12.72B kroner (up 12%) beat consensus for 11.675B.
EPS loss on a GAAP basis was 0.11 kroner, vs. expectations for a loss of 0.44 kroner.
Free cash flow came to 9.95B kroner, up substantially from a year-ago 497M kroner.
With "proceeds from recent transactions combined with a solid balance sheet," the company set a 2% share buyback.
For 2017, it's boosting EBITDA margin guidance to 38-39% from a previous 37%. It still sees organic revenue growth of 1-2%.