JOHANNESBURG, May 13 (Reuters) - South Africa’s mobile phone operator Vodacom reported on Monday a 6.6% decrease in full-year earnings, impacted by its new black empowerment deal.
Headline earnings per share (EPS) for the full-year ended March fell to 862 cents from 923 cents a year earlier.
Headline EPS is the main profit measure in South Africa and strips out certain one-off items.
Vodacom, which is majority owned by Vodafone, concluded a broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) ownership deal in September. (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Himani Sarkar)