(Corrects first paragraph to say fiscal year ends in March, not
* To raise 2012/13 dividend to 2.50 euro/shr from 1.50
* Q3 adj. EBITDA 220.3 mln euros vs 219 mln expected
* Keeps 2012/13 outlook
By Harro Ten Wolde
FRANKFURT, Feb 20 Kabel Deutschland
said on Wednesday it would hike its dividend to 2.50 euros
($3.34) per share for the fiscal year ending in March, up from
1.50 euros in the previous year.
The company also said its earnings before interest, taxes,
depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) excluding special items
for the three months ending Dec. 31 rose 10 percent from the
same period a year earlier to 220 million euros.
That was at the high end of analyst expectations in a
Reuters poll, which ranged from 217 million to 222 million
Growth was fuelled by its internet broadband as well as its
television units, Kabel Deutschland said in a statement.
Vodafone is considering a bid for Kabel Deutschland,
a person familiar with the UK-based mobile company's thinking
said last week.
Kabel Deutschland said it still aims to increase sales in
the current fiscal year by between 7.5 percent and 8.5 percent
and expects an adjusted EBITDA of between 855 million and 870
million euros for the period.
($1 = 0.7487 euros)
(Reporting by Harro ten Wolde; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)