HELSINKI Finnish telecom operator Elisa ELI1V.HE reported third-quarter profit in line with market expectations and little changed from a year earlier, as mobile and data services sold steadily despite a weak economy.
Quarterly earnings before interest, tax, depreciations and amortisation (EBITDA) was 134 million euros ($175 million), roughly in line with an average forecast of 136 million euros in a Reuters analyst poll.
The company repeated its outlook for 2012 revenue and EBITDA to be flat and for operating profit to increase due to less depreciation.
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(Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom)