FRANKFURT Nov 8 Deutsche Telekom on
Thursday stuck to its 2012 profit and dividend outlook as its
third-quarter core result was ahead of expectations, fuelled by
its German activities.
Third-quarter earnings before interest, tax, depreciation
and amortisation (EBITDA), excluding special items, were down
2.6 percent at 4.78 billion euros ($6.1 billion), beating an
average forecast of 4.67 billion euros in a Reuters poll.
Deutsche Telekom kept its outlook for 2012 underlying
earnings, excluding special items to ease to around 18 billion
euros from 18.7 billion last year as well as for a dividend of
at least 0.70 euros per share.