SYDNEY Aug 14 Telstra Corp. Ltd, Australia's largest telco, reported a 14.3 percent rise in annual net profit on Thursday, beating analyst expectations, and announced an A$1 billion ($930.1 million) share buyback.
The company said net profit was A$4.275 billion for the year to June 30, compared with A$3.74 billion a year ago and a A$4.13 billion Reuters Starmine SmartEstimates forecast based on 11 analysts. Revenue rose 3.5 percent to A$25.3 billion.
Telstra said it expected revenue and EBITDA for the current financial year to be flat.
(1 US dollar = 1.0752 Australian dollar) (Reporting by Byron Kaye and Jane Wardell; Editing by David Gregorio)