BRUSSELS Feb 4 Dutch telecoms group KPN
reported on Tuesday worse than expected core profit in
the fourth quarter, as revenues from its domestic mobile phone
business fell at a faster rate than in the previous quarter.
The group, which in 2013 fended off a takeover bid by its
largest shareholder Carlos Slim's America Movil, said
revenues from its Dutch mobile business fell 13 percent, down
from a 9.6 percent drop in the third quarter.
Core profit (EBITDA) fell 30 percent in the fourth quarter
to 614 million euros ($830 million), below the 652 million
expected in a Reuters poll of seven analysts.