PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2022 RESULTS[1]

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ROSH HA’AYIN, Israel, Nov. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —

QUARTERLY ADJUSTED EBITDA[2]  TOTALED NIS 276 MILLION

QUARTERLY PROFIT TOTALED NIS 51 MILLION

ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW (BEFORE INTEREST)[2] FOR THE FIRST 9 MONTHS OF THE YEAR TOTALED NIS 120 MILLION

NET DEBT[2] TOTALED NIS 667 MILLION

CELLULAR SUBSCRIBER BASE AT THE END OF THE THIRD QUARTER TOTALED APPROXIMATELY 3.04 MILLION

THE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS IN BUILDINGS CONNECTED TO PARTNER’S FIBER-OPTIC INFRASTRUCTURE TOTALS 929 THOUSAND AS OF TODAY 

Third quarter 2022 highlights (compared with third quarter 2021)

  • Total Revenues: NIS 891 million (US$ 252 million), an increase of 6%
  • Service Revenues: NIS 728 million (US$ 206 million), an increase of 8%
  • Equipment Revenues: NIS 163 million (US$ 46 million), a decrease of 1%
  • Total Operating Expenses (OPEX)[2]: NIS 495 million (US$ 140 million), an increase of 6%
  • Adjusted EBITDA: NIS 276 million (US$ 78 million), an increase of 10%
  • Profit for the Period: NIS 51 million (US$ 15 million), an increase of 113%
  • Adjusted Free Cash Flow (before interest): NIS 38 million (US$ 11 million), an increase of NIS 29 million
  • Cellular ARPU: NIS 51 (US$ 14), an increase of 6%
  • Cellular Subscriber Base: approximately 3.04 million subscribers at quarter-end, an increase of 1%
  • Fiber-Optic Subscriber Base: 268 thousand subscribers at quarter-end, an increase of 76 thousand since Q3 2021, and an increase of 18 thousand in the quarter
  • Homes Connected (HC) to Partner’s Fiber-Optic Infrastructure: 900 thousand at quarter-end, an increase of 276 thousand since Q3 2021, and an increase of 63 thousand in the quarter
  • Infrastructure-Based Internet Subscriber Base: 403 thousand subscribers at quarter-end, an increase of 38 thousand since Q3 2021, and an increase of 8 thousand in the quarter
  • TV Subscriber Base: 222 thousand subscribers at quarter-end, a decrease of 4 thousand subscribers since Q3 2021, and a decrease of 2 thousand in the quarter

Partner Communications Company Ltd. (“Partner” or the “Company“) (NASDAQ: PTNR) (TASE: PTNR), a leading Israeli communications provider, announced today its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Commenting on the results for the third quarter 2022, Mr. Avi Gabbay, CEO of Partner, noted:

“Partner continues to report growth and stability in the financial results together with continued investment in fiber-optics and 5G deployment. Correspondingly, in these days we have concluded the formalization of the company’s management team while staying focused on further service improvements for our customers.”

Ms. Sigal Tzadok, Partner’s Acting Chief Financial Officer, commented on the results:

“The revenues growth in both the cellular and fixed-line segments compared to the corresponding quarter last year was the result of a stronger seasonality impact on the third quarter in the cellular segment, and the continued growth in fiber-optics subscribers. Along with the growth in revenues, we continued to control the level of OPEX and thus despite high one-time expenses in the quarter, in the amount of NIS 17 million due to the collective employment agreement that was signed in July 2022, we succeeded in bringing about in the quarter an increase of 10% in Adjusted EBITDA, which totaled NIS 276 million compared with NIS 250 million in the corresponding quarter last year.

Partner continues with the expedited 5G infrastructure deployment and expects to achieve over 40% population coverage by the end of the year. The cellular subscriber base decreased in the quarter by 53 thousand subscribers due to the net decrease of 66 thousand Ministry of Education subscribers who had joined for limited periods. Excluding Ministry of Education subscribers, the cellular subscriber base increased by 13 thousand, of which 12 thousand were Post-Paid subscribers. Excluding the churn of Ministry of Education subscribers, the cellular churn rate in the third quarter of 2022 totaled 6.8% compared to 6.6% in the previous and corresponding quarters. The strengthening momentum in cellular ARPU continued for the second consecutive quarter as ARPU totaled NIS 51 compared to NIS 48 in the corresponding quarter.

The fiber-optic deployment continues to be a growth engine for the Company. The number of Homes Connected within buildings connected to our fiber-optic infrastructure reached 900 thousand at the end of third quarter of 2022, an increase of 63 thousand in the quarter. As of today, the number of Homes Connected within buildings connected to our fiber-optic infrastructure totals 929 thousand.

The fiber-optic subscriber base totaled 268 thousand at the end of the quarter, reflecting a 30% penetration rate from potential customers in connected buildings, unchanged from the rate at the end of the previous quarter and the corresponding quarter. The increase in the fiber-optic subscriber base in the quarter totaled 18 thousand, compared to an increase of 17 thousand in the previous quarter. As of today, the fiber-optic subscriber base totals 277 thousand.

Adjusted Free Cash Flow (before interest and including lease payments) for the quarter totaled NIS 38 million. CAPEX payments in the third quarter of 2022 totaled NIS 205 million, including a payment for the 5G license fee in the amount of NIS 31 million related to the tender that was held two years ago.

Net debt was NIS 667 million at the end of the quarter, compared with NIS 662 million at the end of the corresponding quarter. The Company’s net debt to Adjusted EBITDA ratio stood at 0.6 at the end of the quarter, compared to a ratio of 0.8 in the corresponding quarter last year.”

 

Q3 2022 compared with Q3 2021

NIS Million (except EPS)

Q3’21

Q3’22

Comments

Service Revenues

672

728

The increase reflected growth in both cellular

and fixed-line services, due to an increase in

cellular roaming services and subscriber growth

in fiber-optics

Equipment Revenues

165

163

The decrease reflected lower sales in the

cellular segment which were largely offset by an

increase in sales in the fixed-line segment

Total Revenues

837

891


Gross profit from equipment sales

37

33


OPEX

467

495

The increase mainly reflected an increase in

payroll and related expenses (of which NIS 17

million resulted from a one-time impact in the

quarter of the Special Collective Employment

Agreement from July 2022) and in roaming

expenses. The increases were partially offset by

a decrease in direct fixed-line network costs and

wholesale expenses

Operating profit

49

84


Adjusted EBITDA

250

276


Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues

30 %

31 %


Profit for the period

24

51


Earnings per share (basic, NIS)

0.13

0.28


Capital Expenditures (cash)

172

205


Adjusted free cash flow (before interest payments)

9

38


Net Debt

662

667


 

Key Performance Indicators


Q3’21

Q2’22

Q3’22

Change Q2 to Q3

Reported Cellular Subscribers

(end of period, thousands)

3,019

3,095

3,042

Post-Paid: Decrease of 54 thousand

(including a decrease of 66 thousand

packages from the Ministry of Education)

Pre-Paid: Increase of 1 thousand

Cellular Subscribers (end of

period, thousands) excluding

packages for Ministry of

Education

2,926

3,015

3,028

Post-Paid: Increase of 12 thousand

Pre-Paid: Increase of 1 thousand

Monthly Average Revenue per

Cellular User (ARPU) (NIS)

48

49

51


Reported Quarterly Cellular

Churn Rate (%)

6.4 %

6.7 %

8.9 %


Quarterly Cellular Churn Rate (%)

excluding packages for the


Ministry of Education

6.6 %

6.6 %

6.8 %


Fiber-Optic Subscribers (end of

period, thousands)

192

250

268

Increase of 18 thousand subscribers

Homes Connected to the Fiber-

Optic Infrastructure
(HC)

(end of period, thousands)

624

837

900

Increase of 63 thousand households

Infrastructure-Based Internet

Subscribers
(end of period,

thousands)

365

395

403

Increase of 8 thousand subscribers

TV Subscribers (end of period,

thousands)

226

224

222

Decrease of 2 thousand subscribers

 

Partner Consolidated Results


Cellular Segment

Fixed-Line Segment

Elimination

Consolidated

NIS Million

Q321

Q322

Change %

Q321

Q322

Change %

Q321

Q322

Q321

Q322

Change %

Total Revenues

571

607

+6 %

299

315

+5 %

(33)

(31)

837

891

+6 %

Service Revenues

435

474

+9 %

270

285

+6 %

(33)

(31)

672

728

+8 %

Equipment Revenues

136

133

-2 %

29

30

+3 %

165

163

-1 %

Operating Profit (Loss)

66

76

+15 %

(17)

8


49

84

+71 %

Adjusted EBITDA

172

179

+4 %

78

97

+24 %

250

276

+10 %

 

Financial Review

In Q3 2022, total revenues were NIS 891 million (US$ 252 million), an increase of 6% from NIS 837 million in Q3 2021.

Service revenues in Q3 2022 totaled NIS 728 million (US$ 206 million), an increase of 8% from NIS 672 million in Q3 2021.

Service revenues for the cellular segment in Q3 2022 totaled NIS 474 million (US$ 134 million), an increase of 9% from NIS 435 million in Q3 2021. The increase was mainly the result of higher roaming service revenues, reflecting the return of international air travel almost to pre-COVID 19 levels.

Service revenues for the fixed-line segment in Q3 2022 totaled NIS 285 million (US$ 80 million), an increase of 6% from NIS 270 million in Q3 2021. The increase mainly reflected higher revenues from the growth in internet and TV services.

Equipment revenues in Q3 2022 totaled NIS 163 million (US$ 46 million), a decrease of 1% from NIS 165 million in Q3 2021, mainly reflecting lower retail sales volumes and a decrease in sales to wholesale customers in the cellular segment together with the impact of the Company’s decision in the final quarter of 2021 to move towards a leasing model of internet routers to private customers instead of a sales model. These decreases were largely offset by revenues from an increase in business-oriented activity in the fixed-line segment.

Gross profit from equipment sales in Q3 2022 was NIS 33 million (US$ 9 million), compared with NIS 37 million in Q3 2021, a decrease of 11%, mainly reflecting a change in the sales mix in the cellular segment which was partially offset by an increase in profit in the fixed-line segment, as discussed above.

Total operating expenses (‘OPEX’) totaled NIS 495 million (US$ 140 million), in Q3 2022, an increase of 6% or NIS 28 million from Q3 2021, mainly reflecting an increase in payroll and related expenses (of which NIS 17 million resulted from a one-time impact in the quarter of the Special Collective Employment Agreement from July 2022) and in roaming expenses. The increases were partially offset by a decrease in direct fixed-line network costs and wholesale expenses. Including depreciation and amortization expenses and other expenses (mainly amortization of employee share-based compensation), OPEX in Q3 2022 increased by 3% compared with Q3 2021.

Operating profit for Q3 2022 was NIS 84 million (US$ 24 million), an increase of 71% compared with NIS 49 million in Q3 2021.

Adjusted EBITDA in Q3 2022 totaled NIS 276 million (US$ 78 million), an increase of 10% from NIS 250 million in Q3 2021. As a percentage of total revenues, Adjusted EBITDA in Q3 2022 was 31% compared with 30% in Q3 2021.

Adjusted EBITDA for the cellular segment was NIS 179 million (US$ 51 million) in Q3 2022, an increase of 4% from NIS 172 million in Q3 2021, largely reflecting the increase in service revenues, as described above, which was partially offset by the increase in payroll and related expenses and the decrease in gross profit from equipment sales. As a percentage of total cellular segment revenues, Adjusted EBITDA for the cellular segment was 29% in Q3 2022 compared with 30% in Q3 2021.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fixed-line segment was NIS 97 million (US$ 27 million) in Q3 2022, an increase of 24% from NIS 78 million in Q3 2021, mainly reflecting the increase in fixed-line segment service revenues and the decrease in direct network costs and in wholesale expenses, which were partially offset by the increase in payroll and related expenses. As a percentage of total fixed-line segment revenues, Adjusted EBITDA for the fixed-line segment was 31% in Q3 2022, compared with 26% in Q3 2021.

Finance costs, net in Q3 2022 were NIS 15 million (US$ 4 million), unchanged compared with Q3 2021.

Income tax expenses in Q3 2022 were NIS 18 million (US$ 5 million), an increase of NIS 8 million compared with NIS 10 million in Q3 2021, mainly due to the increase in operating profit.

Profit in Q3 2022 was NIS 51 million (US$ 15 million), an increase of NIS 27 million compared with a profit of NIS 24 million in Q3 2021.

Based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding during Q3 2022, basic earnings per share or ADS, was NIS 0.28 (US$ 0.08) compared with basic earnings per share or ADS of NIS 0.13 in Q3 2021.

Cellular Segment Operational Review

At the end of Q3 2022, the Company’s cellular subscriber base (including mobile data, 012 Mobile subscribers and M2M subscriptions) was approximately 3.04 million, including approximately 2.68 million Post-Paid subscribers or 88% of the base, and 363 thousand Pre-Paid subscribers, or 12% of the subscriber base.

During the third quarter of 2022, the cellular subscriber base declined, net, by approximately 53 thousand subscribers. The Post-Paid subscriber base declined, net, by approximately 54 thousand subscribers and the Pre-Paid subscriber base increased, net, by approximately one thousand subscribers. As was stated in the Q2 2022 results release, most of the time-limited packages for the Ministry of Education (MOE) reached their expiry date in the third quarter of 2022; as a result, the subscriber base of data and voice packages for the MOE decreased by 66 thousand and totaled 14 thousand at the end of Q3 2022.

Total cellular market share (based on the number of subscribers) at the end of Q3 2022 was estimated to be approximately 27%, compared to 28% at the end of Q2 2022 and compared to 28% at the end of Q3 2021.

The quarterly churn rate for cellular subscribers in Q3 2022 was 8.9%, compared with 6.4% in Q3 2021 and 6.7% in Q2 2022. Excluding data and voice packages for the Ministry of Education, the churn rate in Q3 2022 was 6.8% compared with 6.6% in Q3 2021 and 6.6% in Q2 2022.

The monthly Average Revenue per User (“ARPU”) for cellular subscribers in Q3 2022 was NIS 51 (US$ 14), an increase of 6% from NIS 48 in Q3 2021. The increase mainly reflected the increase in roaming services revenues.

Fixed-Line Segment Operational Review

At the end of Q3 2022:

  • The Company’s fiber-optic subscriber base was 268 thousand subscribers, an increase, net, of 18 thousand subscribers during the third quarter of 2022.
  • The Company’s infrastructure-based internet subscriber base was 403 thousand subscribers, an increase, net, of 8 thousand subscribers during the third quarter of 2022.
  • Households in buildings connected to our fiber-optic infrastructure (HC) totaled 900 thousand, an increase, net, of 63 thousand during the third quarter of 2022.
  • The Company’s TV subscriber base totaled 222 thousand subscribers, a decrease, net, of 2 thousand subscribers during the third quarter of 2022.

Funding and Investing Review

In Q3 2022, Adjusted Free Cash Flow (including lease payments) totaled NIS 38 million (US$ 11 million), an increase of NIS 29 million compared with NIS 9 million in Q3 2021.

Cash generated from operating activities totaled NIS 279 million (US$ 79 million) in Q3 2022, an increase of 25% from NIS 224 million in Q3 2021.

Lease payments (principal and interest) recorded in cash flows from financing activities under IFRS 16 totaled NIS 37 million (US$ 10 million) in Q3 2022, a decrease of 14% from NIS 43 million in Q3 2021.

Cash capital expenditures (CAPEX payments), as represented by cash flows used for the acquisition of property and equipment and intangible assets, were NIS 205 million (US$ 58 million) in Q3 2022, an increase of 19% from NIS 172 million in Q3 2021. CAPEX payments in the quarter included a payment of NIS 31 million for the 5G license fee related to the tender that was held two years ago. Following payment of the 5G license fee, the Company expects to receive in the fourth quarter of 2022 a grant from the Ministry of Communications of NIS 37 million for the deployment of its 5G network. The Company currently expects that in the fourth quarter of 2022, CAPEX payments will be lower than those of the corresponding period in 2021, due principally to cost savings, payment timing differences and the receipt of the said grant. In addition, the Company is currently examining the CAPEX plan for 2023.

The level of net debt at the end of Q3 2022 amounted to NIS 667 million (US$ 188 million), compared with NIS 662 million at the end of Q3 2021, an increase of NIS 5 million.

Regulatory Developments

Draft bill on the principles of regulation of audio-visual content provided to the public, 2022

Further to Item 4B.12e-iv of the Company’s 2021 annual report regarding the report of the committee assigned with re-examining the overall regulatory regime applicable to the broadcasting segment (“Folkman Committee“), on August 9 2022, the Ministry of Communications published a hearing for public comment regarding the draft bill on the principles of regulation of audio-visual content provided to the public, 2022 (“the Hearing“).

According to the Hearing and the explanatory notes to the draft bill, the bill is intended to amend current legislation in accordance with the Folkman Committee’s recommendations and to update the set of obligations and rights applicable to all players operating in the audio-visual content market in a number of ways, including the proposal that audiovisual content providers which provide their services over the internet would be required to invest in local productions (and be subject to additional regulations) in a gradual manner, in accordance with their annual income from providing content. A content provider with a medium scope of activity (whose total annual income from content provision is between NIS 300 and 600 million) will be required to invest 4% of such income in local productions. A content provider with a large scope of activity (whose total annual income exceeds NIS 600 million) will be required to invest 6.5% of such income in local productions.

Partner is studying the Hearing document and its implications. Since this is a Hearing and there is no certainty whether the Hearing will mature into binding legislation and what the contents and provisions of such legislation may be, it is difficult at this stage to assess the extent of impact that this bill might have on the Company’s business (if it becomes binding).

Allocation of frequencies to non-public networks – Innovation band hearing

On August 14, 2022, the Ministry of Communications published a hearing regarding the allocation of frequencies to non-public wireless access networks (“the Hearing“). Non-public networks are cellular networks that are limited to a defined area, and on which only devices which have been pre-approved or pre-defined by the network operator may operate. Such networks are usually used by businesses and large organizations (such as ports, hospitals, factories, etc.). In the Hearing, the Ministry proposes to open the cellular market to the entry of new players through the allocation of frequencies for local use in non-public networks, all in order to encourage technological innovation in advanced services and applications and to improve economic productivity of the market. Partner has submitted its position regarding this Hearing and has objected to the provisions proposed in it. The entry of new players and the deployment of non-public cellular networks might harm the economic incentive for the deployment of Partner’s fifth generation network.

Ownership of the mobile radio telephony (cellular) network-hearing 

The current provisions of cellular licenses in Israel state that the licensee shall be the owner of the cellular network by which it provides these services to its subscribers. On August 16, 2022, the Ministry of Communications published a hearing on the subject of ownership of the cellular, MRT networks (“the Hearing“). As part of the Hearing, the Ministry proposes to amend the cellular licenses in Israel so that in the future the licensee will no longer be required to be the owner of the cellular network. According to the Hearing, the Ministry is considering allowing entrepreneurs to establish cellular sites on top of existing street infrastructure facilities (such as light poles, electricity poles, signs and bus stops), and such entrepreneurs will own the cell site that will be deployed, which they will rent in one form or another to the cellular companies.

Partner has submitted its position regarding this Hearing and has objected to the provisions proposed in it. The deployment of cellular infrastructures by private entrepreneurs on existing street infrastructures might impede the deployment of Partner’s fifth generation network in these infrastructures and increase the acquisition costs for such sites.

Decision regarding the telecommunications regulations (Telecommunications and Broadcasting) general permit for the provision of a telecommunications service, 2022

On October 2, 2022, the Communications Regulations (Telecommunications and Broadcasting) a general authorization for the provision of telecommunications services, 2022 (“the Regulations“) was enacted. The Regulations set the procedures for registration in the registry and the terms of the general authorization document (“General Authorization”) which will apply to registered service providers. According to the Regulations, their provision will not apply to existing licensees, and therefore Partner’s main activities will not be regulated through registration in the registry, but will remain subject to its licenses. According to the explanatory notes to the Regulations, the Ministry of Communications intends to map out the existing licenses and actively cancel provisions in them that are expressly regulated by the Regulations, however this process is expected to be completed only in the first quarter of 2023.  It should be noted that most of the provisions of the Regulations include lenient provisions in comparison to the provisions of the existing licenses, however some of these provisions are burdensome in comparison to the provisions of the licenses. These burdensome provisions include, among others, an obligation to disconnect “dormant subscribers” from Internet access services (subscribers who continue to pay a monthly fee for the service without using the service) provided that they have not used the service for six months, as well as an obligation to inform the subscriber of his right to receive a copy of any telephone conversation with the service center and provide it to the subscriber within 5 business days. Insofar as it will be determined that such obligations apply to Partner, they are not expected to have a material effect on the Company. However, the effect of the transition to the terms of the General Authorization and the subsequent license amendments depends, among others, on how this change is implemented by the Ministry of Communications and also on the wording of the expected amendments to the licenses (during the first quarter of 2023).

Conference Call Details

Partner will host a conference call to discuss its financial results on Wednesday, November 23 at 10.00 a.m. Eastern Time / 5.00 p.m. Israel Time.

Please dial the following numbers (at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time) in order to participate:

International: +972.3.918.0687

North America toll-free: +1.888.407.2553

A live webcast of the call will also be available on Partner’s Investors Relations website at:  http://www.partner.co.il/en/Investors-Relations/lobby 

If you are unavailable to join live, the replay of the call will be available from November 23, 2022 until December 7, 2022, at the following numbers:

International: +972.3.925.5921

North America toll-free: +1.888.254.7270

In addition, the archived webcast of the call will be available on Partner’s Investor Relations website at the above address for approximately three months.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “estimate”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “intend”, “seek”, “will”, “plan”, “could”, “may”, “project”, “goal”, “target” and similar expressions often identify forward-looking statements but are not the only way we identify these statements. In particular, this press release communicates our belief regarding (i) the Company’s continued investment in fiber optics; (ii) the continued expedited deployment of the 5G infrastructure and obtaining 40% population coverage by the end of the year; (iii) the fiber-optic deployment as a growth engine for the Company; (iv) the Company’s expectation to receive a 5G network deployment grant from the Ministry of Communications; and (v) future changes in CAPEX payments. In addition, all statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release regarding our future performance are forward-looking statements. 

We have based these forward-looking statements on our current knowledge and our present beliefs and expectations regarding possible future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including in particular (i) the remaining impact on our business of the Covid-19 health crisis, (ii) unexpected technical or commercial issues which may arise as we continue to deploy and expand the use of our fiber optic infrastructure; and (iii) unexpected technical or financial constraints which undermine the pursuit of such strategy.  In light of the current unreliability of predictions as to the ultimate severity and duration of the Covid-19 health crisis, as well as the specific regulatory and business risks facing our business, future results may differ materially from those currently anticipated. For further information regarding risks, uncertainties and assumptions about Partner, trends in the Israeli telecommunications industry in general, the impact of possible regulatory and legal developments, and other risks we face, see “Item 3. Key Information – 3D. Risk Factors”, “Item 4. Information on the Company”, “Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects”, “Item 8. Financial Information – 8A. Consolidated Financial Statements and Other Financial Information – 8A.1 Legal and Administrative Proceedings” and “Item 11. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk” in the Company’s Annual Reports on Form 20-F filed with the SEC, as well as its immediate reports on Form 6-K furnished to the SEC. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The quarterly financial results presented in this press release are unaudited financial results.

The results were prepared in accordance with IFRS, other than the non-GAAP financial measures presented in the section “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”.

The financial information is presented in NIS millions (unless otherwise stated) and the figures presented are rounded accordingly. The convenience translations of the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) figures into US Dollars were made at the rate of exchange prevailing at September 30, 2022: US $1.00 equals NIS 3.543. The translations were made purely for the convenience of the reader. 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following non-GAAP measures are used in this report. These measures are not financial measures under IFRS and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures for other companies. Further, the measures may not be indicative of the Company’s historic operating results nor are meant to be predictive of potential future results.

Non-GAAP Measure

Calculation                               

Most Comparable IFRS

Financial Measure

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

Profit

add

Income tax expenses,

Finance costs, net,

Depreciation and amortization expenses

(including amortization of intangible assets,

deferred expenses-right of use and
impairment

charges
), Other expenses (mainly amortization of

share based compensation)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

divided by

Total revenues

Profit

Adjusted EBITDA margin (%)

 

 



Adjusted Free Cash Flow

Cash flows from operating activities

add

Cash flows from investing activities

deduct

Investment in deposits, net

deduct

Lease principal payments

deduct

Lease interest payments

Cash flows from operating activities

add

Cash flows from investing activities

Total Operating Expenses (OPEX)

Cost of service revenues

add

Selling and marketing expenses

add

General and administrative expenses

add

Credit losses

deduct

Depreciation and amortization expenses,

Other expenses (mainly amortization of

 employee share based compensation)

Sum of:

Cost of service revenues,

Selling and marketing expenses,

General and administrative expenses,

Credit losses

 

 

Net Debt

Current maturities of notes payable and

 borrowings

add

Notes payable

add

Borrowings from banks

add

Financial liability at fair value

deduct

Cash and cash equivalents

deduct

Short-term and long-term deposits

Sum of:

Current maturities of notes payable

and borrowings,

Notes payable,

Borrowings from banks,

Financial liability at fair value

Less

Sum of:

Cash and cash equivalents,

Short-term deposits,

Long-term deposits.

 

 

About Partner Communications

Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a leading Israeli provider of telecommunications services (cellular, fixed-line telephony, internet services and TV services). Partner’s ADSs are quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market™ and its shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR).

For more information about Partner, see: http://www.partner.co.il/en/Investors-Relations/lobby

Contacts:

Sigal Tzadok

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +972-54-781-4951

 

Amir Adar

Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Projects

Tel: +972-54-781-5051

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.

(An Israeli Corporation)

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION




New Israeli Shekels

 Convenience

translation into

U.S. Dollars



December 31,

September 30,

September 30,



2021

2022

2022



(Audited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)



In millions

CURRENT ASSETS





Cash and cash equivalents


308

549

155

Short-term deposits


344

206

58

Trade receivables


571

599

169

Other receivables and prepaid expenses


152

91

26

Deferred expenses – right of use


27

31

9

Inventories


87

99

28



1,489

1,575

445






NON CURRENT ASSETS





Long-term deposits


280



Trade receivables


245

215

61

Deferred expenses – right of use


142

164

46

Lease – right of use


679

670

189

Property and equipment


1,644

1,749

494

Intangible and other assets


472

437

123

Goodwill


407

407

115

Deferred income tax asset


34

24

7

Other non-current receivables


1

*

*



3,904

3,666

1,035






TOTAL ASSETS


5,393

5,241

1,480

 

 

*   Representing an amount of less than 1 million.

 

 

 

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.

(An Israeli Corporation)

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION




 New Israeli Shekels

 Convenience

translation into

U.S. Dollars



December 31,

September 30,

September 30,



2021

2022

2022



(Audited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)



In millions

CURRENT LIABILITIES





 Current maturities of notes payable and borrowings


268

245

69

Trade payables


705

661

187

Other payables and provisions


185

205

58

Current maturities of lease liabilities


125

130

37

Deferred revenues and other


139

149

42



1,422

1,390

393

NON CURRENT LIABILITIES





Notes payable


1,224

1,010

285

Borrowings from banks


184

167

47

Liability for employee rights upon retirement, net


35

31

9

 Lease liabilities


595

580

163

       Deferred revenues from HOT mobile


39

16

5

 Non-current liabilities and provisions


35

33

9



2,112

1,837

518






TOTAL LIABILITIES


3,534

3,227

911






EQUITY





Share capital – ordinary shares of NIS 0.01

   par value: authorized – December 31, 2021

   and September 30, 2022 – 235,000,000 shares;

   issued and outstanding –                                  

2

2

1

December 31, 2021 – *183,678,220 shares




September 30, 2022 – ­*185,437,628 shares




Capital surplus


1,279

1,221

345

Accumulated retained earnings


742

897

253

Treasury shares, at cost

December 31, 2021 – **7,337,759 shares

September 30, 2022
– *­* 6,600,769 shares


(164)

(106)

(30)

TOTAL EQUITY


1,859

2,014

569

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY


5,393

5,241

1,480

*   Net of treasury shares.  

** Including restricted shares in amount of 1,349,119 and 527,589 as of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022, respectively, held by a trustee under the Company’s Equity Incentive Plan, such shares may become outstanding upon completion of vesting conditions.

 

 

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.

(An Israeli Corporation)

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME



New Israeli shekels

Convenience translation

into U.S. dollars



9 months period ended  

September 30,

3 months period ended

September 30,

9 months period ended

September 30,

3 months period ended

September 30,



2021

2022

2021

2022

2022

2022



(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)



In millions (except per share data)

Revenues, net


2,510

2,604

837

891

735

252

Cost of revenues


2,054

1,993

667

672

563

190

Gross profit


456

611

170

219

172

62









Selling and marketing expenses


238

268

81

93

75

26

General and administrative expenses


132

124

46

49

35

14

Other income, net


21

22

6

7

6

2

Operating profit


107

241

49

84

68

24

Finance income


5

5

2

2

2

1

Finance expenses


55

59

17

17

17

5

Finance costs, net


50

54

15

15

15

4

Profit before income tax


57

187

34

69

53

20

Income tax expenses


19

50

10

18

14

5

Profit for the period


38

137

24

51

39

15









Earnings per share








         Basic   


0.21

0.75

0.13

0.28

0.21

0.08

         Diluted


0.21

0.74

0.13

0.27

0.21

0.08

Weighted average number of shares

    outstanding (in thousands)








         Basic   


183,145

184,310

183,212

184,794

184,310

184,794

         Diluted


183,739

186,893

183,770

186,973

186,893

186,973









 

 

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.

(An Israeli Corporation)

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS

OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME




New Israeli shekels

Convenience translation into U.S. dollars



9 months period ended

September 30,

3 months period ended

September 30,

9 months period ended

September 30,

3 months period ended

September 30,



2021

2022

2021

2022

2022

2022



(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)



In millions

 

Profit for the period


38

137

24

51

39

15

Other comprehensive income

     for the period, net of income tax



2


1

*

*

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIOD


38

139

24

52

39

15

 

*   Representing an amount of less than 1 million.

 

 

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.

(An Israeli Corporation)

INTERIM SEGMENT INFORMATION & ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION



New Israeli Shekels



New Israeli Shekels



9 months period ended September 30, 2022



9 months period ended September 30, 2021



In millions (Unaudited)



In millions (Unaudited)



Cellular

 segment


Fixed line segment


Elimination


Consolidated



Cellular

 segment


Fixed line

 segment


Elimination


Consolidated


Segment revenue – Services

1,365


759




2,124



1,258


702




1,960


Inter-segment revenue – Services

9


85


(94)





10


90


(100)




Segment revenue – Equipment

410


70




480



453


97




550


Total revenues

1,784


914


(94)


2,604



1,721


889


(100)


2,510


Segment cost of revenues – Services

900


707




1,607



906


716




1,622


Inter-segment cost of revenues – Services

85


9


(94)





90


10


(100)




Segment cost of revenues – Equipment

344


42




386



374


58




432


Cost of revenues

1,329


758


(94)


1,993



1,370


784


(100)


2,054


Gross profit

455


156




611



351


105




456


Operating expenses (1)

239


153




392



223


147




370


Other income, net

13


9




22



12


9




21


Operating profit (loss)

229


12




241



140


(33)




107


Adjustments to presentation of segment       

   Adjusted EBITDA 


















   –Depreciation and amortization

298


253







310


248






   –Other (2)

11


6







4


3






Segment Adjusted EBITDA (3)

538


271







454


218






Reconciliation of segment subtotal Adjusted EBITDA to profit for the period


















Segments subtotal Adjusted EBITDA







809









672


 –  Depreciation and amortization







(551)









(558)


 – Finance costs, net







(54)









(50)


–  Income tax expenses







(50)









(19)


 – Other







(17)









(7)


Profit for the period







137









38


 

(1) Operating expenses include selling and marketing expenses and general and administrative expenses. (2) Mainly amortization of employee share based compensation. (3) Adjusted EBITDA as reviewed by the CODM represents Earnings Before Interest (finance costs, net), Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (including amortization of intangible assets, deferred expenses-right of use and impairment charges) and Other expenses (mainly amortization of share based compensation). Adjusted EBITDA is not a financial measure under IFRS and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures for other companies. Adjusted EBITDA may not be indicative of the Group’s historic operating results nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results. The usage of the term “Adjusted EBITDA” is to highlight the fact that the Amortization includes amortization of deferred expenses – right of use and amortization of employee share based compensation and impairment charges.  

 

 

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.


(An Israeli Corporation)


INTERIM SEGMENT INFORMATION & ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION





New Israeli Shekels



New Israeli Shekels



3 months period ended  September 30, 2022



3 months period ended  September 30, 2021



In millions (Unaudited)



In millions (Unaudited)



Cellular

 segment


Fixed line

segment


Elimination


Consolidated



Cellular

segment


Fixed line

segment


Elimination


Consolidated


Segment revenue – Services

471


257




728



432


240




672


Inter-segment revenue – Services

3


28


(31)





3


30


(33)




Segment revenue – Equipment

133


30




163



136


29




165


Total revenues

607


315


(31)


891



571


299


(33)


837


Segment cost of revenues – Services

305


237




542



291


248




539


Inter-segment cost of revenues – Services

28


3


(31)





30


3


(33)




Segment cost of revenues – Equipment

115


15




130



110


18




128


Cost of revenues

448


255


(31)


672



431


269


(33)


667


Gross profit

159


60




219



140


30




170


Operating expenses (1)

87


55




142



78


49




127


Other income, net

4


3




7



4


2




6


Operating profit (loss)

76


8




84



66


(17)




49


Adjustments to presentation of segment       

   Adjusted EBITDA 


















 –Depreciation and amortization

100


87







105


93






 –Other (2)

3


2







1


2






Segment Adjusted EBITDA (3)

179


97







172


78






Reconciliation of  segment subtotal Adjusted EBITDA to

 profit for the period


















Segments subtotal Adjusted EBITDA







276









250


 –  Depreciation and amortization







(187)









(198)


 – Finance costs, net







(15)









(15)


 –  Income tax expenses







(18)









(10)


 – Other







(5)









(3)


Profit for the period







51









24


 

 

 (1) Operating expenses include selling and marketing expenses and general and administrative expenses. (2) Mainly amortization of employee share based compensation. (3) Adjusted EBITDA as reviewed by the CODM represents Earnings Before Interest (finance costs, net), Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (including amortization of intangible assets, deferred expenses-right of use and impairment charges) and Other expenses (mainly amortization of share based compensation). Adjusted EBITDA is not a financial measure under IFRS and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures for other companies. Adjusted EBITDA may not be indicative of the Group’s historic operating results nor is it meant to be predictive of potential future results. The usage of the term “Adjusted EBITDA” is to highlight the fact that the Amortization includes amortization of deferred expenses – right of use and amortization of employee share based compensation and impairment charges.

 

 

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.

(An Israeli Corporation)

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



New Israeli Shekels

 Convenience

translation into

U.S. Dollars


9 months period ended September 30,


2021

2022

2022


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)


In millions

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:




Cash generated from operations (Appendix)

612

788

222

Income tax paid

(1)

(9)

(3)

Net cash provided by operating activities

611

779

219

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:




Acquisition of property and equipment

(344)

(407)

(115)

Acquisition of intangible and other assets

(116)

(142)

(40)

Proceeds from deposits, net

45

418

118

Interest received

1

3

1

Net cash used in investing activities

(414)

(128)

(36)

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:




Lease principal payments

(102)

(100)

(28)

Lease interest payments

(14)

(13)

(4)

Interest paid

(43)

(44)

(12)

Proceeds from issuance of notes payable, net of issuance costs

23

(1)

*

Repayment of notes payable

(128)

(213)

(60)

     Repayment of non-current borrowings

(39)

(39)

(11)

Net cash used in financing activities

(303)

(410)

(115)

 

 

INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

(106)

241

68

  CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

376

308

87

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

270

549

155





 

*   Representing an amount of less than 1 million.

 

 

 

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.

(An Israeli Corporation)

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


Appendix – Cash generated from operations and supplemental statements



New Israeli Shekels

 Convenience

translation into

U.S. Dollars


9 months period ended September 30,


2021

2022

2022


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)


In millions





Cash generated from operations:




     Profit for the period

38

137

39

    Adjustments for:




Depreciation and amortization

535

528

149

Amortization of deferred expenses – Right of use

23

23

6

Employee share based compensation expenses

8

16

5

Liability for employee rights upon retirement, net

4

(2)

(1)

Finance costs (income), net 

(3)

12

3

Lease interest payments

14



Interest paid

43

44

12

Interest received

(1)

(3)

(1)

Deferred income taxes

12

10

3

Income tax paid

1

9

3

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable:




         Trade

(18)

2

1

              Other

7

62

17

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accruals:




              Trade

(18)

(25)

(7)

         Other payables and provisions

26

19

5

          Deferred revenues and other

(9)

(13)

(3)

Increase in deferred expenses – Right of use

(42)

(49)

(14)

Current income tax

6

30

8

Increase in inventories

(14)

(12)

(3)

Cash generated from operations

612

788

222










 

At September 30, 2022 and 2021, trade and other payables include NIS 134 million ($38 million) and NIS 124 million, respectively, in respect of acquisition of intangible assets and property and equipment; payments in respect thereof are presented in cash flows from investing activities.

These balances are recognized in the cash flow statements upon payment.

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures:




Adjusted Free Cash Flow

New Israeli Shekels

Convenience translation into

U.S. Dollars


9 months period ended

September 30,

3 months period ended

September 30,

9 months period ended

September 30,

3 months period ended

September 30,


2021

2022

2021

2022

2022

2022


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)


In millions

Net cash provided by operating activities

611

779

224

279

219

79

Net cash used in investing activities

(414)

(128)

(177)

(64)

(36)

(18)

Proceeds from (investment in) short-term

   deposits, net

 

(45)

 

(418)

 

5

 

(140)

 

(118)

 

(40)

Lease principal payments

(102)

(100)

(38)

(33)

(28)

(9)

Lease interest payments

(14)

(13)

(5)

(4)

(4)

(1)

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

36

120

9

38

33

11

Interest paid

(43)

(44)

(1)

*

(12)

*

Adjusted Free Cash Flow After Interest

(7)

76

8

38

21

11
















*   Representing an amount of less than 1 million.

 


Total Operating Expenses (OPEX)

 

 

New Israeli Shekels

Convenience translation into

U.S. Dollars


9 months period ended

September 30,

3 months period ended

September 30,

9 months period ended

September 30,

3 months period ended

September 30,


2021

2022

2021

2022

2022

2022


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)


In millions

Cost of revenues – Services

1,622

1,607

539

542

454

154

Selling and marketing expenses                                                                 

238

268

81

93

75

26

General and administrative expenses

132

124

46

49

35

14

Depreciation and amortization

(558)

(551)

(198)

(187)

(155)

(53)

Other (1)

(1)

(7)

(1)

(2)

(2)

(1)

OPEX

1,433

1,441

467

495

407

140
















(1)  Mainly amortization of employee share-based compensation and other adjustments.

 

 

 

Key Financial and Operating Indicators (unaudited) *

NIS M unless otherwise stated

Q1′ 20

Q2′ 20

Q3′ 20

Q4′ 20

Q1′ 21

Q2′ 21

Q3′ 21

Q4′ 21

Q1′ 22

Q2′ 22

Q3′ 22


2020

2021

Cellular Segment Service Revenues

423

409

415

416

413

420

435

431

443

457

474


1,663

1,699

Cellular Segment Equipment Revenues

146

130

134

135

160

157

136

149

142

135

133


545

602

Fixed-Line Segment Service Revenues

245

244

252

252

260

262

270

274

280

279

285


993

1,066

Fixed-Line Segment Equipment Revenues

32

28

35

41

34

34

29

29

22

18

30


136

126

Reconciliation for consolidation

(39)

(37)

(36)

(36)

(34)

(33)

(33)

(30)

(33)

(30)

(31)


(148)

(130)

Total Revenues

807

774

800

808

833

840

837

853

854

859

891


3,189

3,363

Gross Profit from Equipment Sales

37

30

38

40

42

39

37

34

33

28

33


145

152

Operating Profit

36

20

20

20

28

30

49

56

72

85

84


96

163

Cellular Segment Adjusted EBITDA

132

129

134

138

143

139

172

162

172

187

179


533

616

Fixed-Line Segment Adjusted EBITDA

83

71

70

65

66

74

78

88

85

89

97


289

306

Total Adjusted EBITDA

215

200

204

203

209

213

250

250

257

276

276


822

922

Adjusted EBITDA Margin (%)

27 %

26 %

26 %

25 %

25 %

25 %

30 %

29 %

30 %

32 %

31 %


26 %

27 %

OPEX

460

456

475

480

481

485

467

469

476

469

495


1,871

1,901

Finance costs, net

19

13

24

13

19

16

15

14

18

21

15


69

64

Profit (Loss)

10

7

(5)

5

5

9

24

77

39

47

51


17

115

Capital Expenditures (cash)

151

119

147

156

149

139

172

212

170

174

205


573

672

Capital Expenditures (additions)

129

121

179

166

142

182

112

244

166

174

161


595

680

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

10

44

21

(3)

19

8

9

(79)

25

57

38


72

(43)

Adjusted Free Cash Flow (after interest)

8

13

12

(10)

18

(33)

8

(84)

24

14

38


23

(91)

Net Debt

673

658

646

657

639

670

662

744

720

706

667


657

744

Cellular Subscriber Base (Thousands)

2,676

2,708

2,762

2,836

2,903

2,970

3,019

3,023

3,063

3,095

3,042


2,836

3,023

Post-Paid Subscriber Base (Thousands)

2,380

2,404

2,437

2,495

2,548

2,615

2,664

2,671

2,708

2,733

2,679


2,495

2,671

Pre-Paid Subscriber Base (Thousands)

296

304

325

341

355

355

355

352

355

362

363


341

352

Cellular ARPU (NIS)

53

51

51

49

48

48

48

48

48

49

51


51

48

Cellular Churn Rate (%)

7.5 %

7.5 %

7.3 %

7.2 %

6.8 %

7.2 %

6.4 %

7.9 %

7.0 %

6.7 %

8.9 %


30 %

28 %

Infrastructure-Based Internet Subscribers (Thousands)

281

295

311

329

339

354

365

374

387

395

403


329

374

Fiber-Optic Subscribers (Thousands)

87

101

120

139

155

173

192

212

233

250

268


139

212

Homes connected to fiber-optic infrastructure (Thousands)

361

396

432

465

514

571

624

700

770

837

900


465

700

TV Subscriber Base (Thousands)

200

215

224

232

234

223**

226

226

225

224

222


232

226**

Number of Employees (FTE)

1,867

2,745

2,731

2,655

2,708

2,628

2,627

2,574

2,536

2,588

2,660


2,655

2,574

 

*   See footnote 2 regarding use of non-GAAP measures.

** In Q2’21, the Company removed from its TV subscriber base approximately 21,000 subscribers who had joined at various different times and had remained in trial periods of over six months without charge or usage.

 

 

 

Disclosure for notes holders as of September 30, 2022

Information regarding the notes series issued by the Company, in million NIS


Series

Original issuance date

Principal on the date of issuance

As of 30.09.2022

Annual interest rate

Principal

repayment dates

Interest

repayment dates

Interest linkage

Trustee contact details

Principal book value

Linked principal book value

Interest accumulated in books

Market value

From

To



Principal book value

F

(2)

20.07.17

12.12.17*

04.12.18*

01.12.19*

255

389

150

226.75

256

256

1

252

2.16 %

25.06.20

25.06.24

25.06, 25.12

Not Linked

Hermetic Trust (1975) Ltd.

Merav Offer. 113 Hayarkon St.,

Tel Aviv.

Tel: 03-5544553.

G

(1) (2)

06.01.19

01.07.19*

28.11.19*

27.02.20*

31.05.20*

01.07.20*

02.07.20*

26.11.20*

31.05.21*

225

38.5

86.5

15.1

84.8

12.2

300

62.2

26.5

766

766

8

760

4 %

25.06.22

25.06.27

25.06

Not Linked

Hermetic Trust (1975) Ltd.

Merav Offer. 113 Hayarkon St.,

Tel Aviv.

Tel: 03-5544553.

H

 (2)

26.12.21

 

198.4

 

198

198

1

172

2.08 %

25.06.25

25.06.30

25.06

Not Linked

Hermetic Trust (1975) Ltd.

Merav Offer.  113 Hayarkon St.,

Tel Aviv.

Tel: 03-5544553.

 

(1)  In April 2019, the Company issued in a private placement 2 series of untradeable option warrants that were exercisable for the Company’s Series G debentures. The exercise period of the first series is between July 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 and of the second series is between July 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021. The Series G debentures that were allotted upon the exercise of an option warrant were identical in all their rights to the Company’s Series G debentures immediately upon their allotment, and are entitled to any payment of interest or other benefit, the effective date of which is due after the allotment date. The debentures that were allotted as a result of the exercise of option warrants were registered on the TASE. The total amount received by the Company on the allotment date of the option warrants is NIS 37 million. For additional details see the Company’s press release dated April 17, 2019. Following exercise of option warrants from the first series, the Company issued Series G Notes in a total principal amount of NIS 225 million. Following exercise of option warrants from the second series, the Company issued Series G Notes in a total principal amount of NIS 101 million. The issuance in May 2021 was the final exercise of option warrants from the second series.

(2)  Regarding Series F Notes, Series G Notes, Series H Notes and borrowing P, borrowing Q and borrowing R the Company is required to comply with a financial covenant that the ratio of Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA shall not exceed 5. Compliance will be examined and reported on a quarterly basis. For the purpose of the covenant, Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as the sum total for the last 12 month period, excluding adjustable one-time items. As of September 30, 2022, the ratio of Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA was 0.6. Additional stipulations mainly include: Shareholders’ equity shall not decrease below NIS 400 million and no dividends will be declared if shareholders’ equity will be below NIS 650 million regarding Series F notes, borrowing P and borrowing Q. Shareholders’ equity shall not decrease below NIS 600 million and no dividends will be declared if shareholders’ equity will be below NIS 750 million regarding Series G notes and borrowing R. Shareholders’ equity shall not decrease below NIS 700 million and no dividends will be declared if shareholders’ equity will be below NIS 850 million regarding Series H notes. The Company shall not create floating liens subject to certain terms. The Company has the right for early redemption under certain conditions. With respect to notes payable series F, series G and series H: the Company shall pay additional annual interest of 0.5% in the case of a two- notch downgrade in the Notes rating and an additional annual interest of 0.25% for each further single-notch downgrade, up to a maximum additional interest of 1%; the Company shall pay additional annual interest of 0.25% during a period in which there is a breach of the financial covenant; debt rating will not decrease below BBB- for a certain period. In any case, the total maximum additional interest for Series F, Series G and Series H, shall not exceed 1.25%, 1% or 1.25%, respectively. For more information see the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021.

    In the reporting period, the Company was in compliance with all financial covenants and obligations and no cause for early repayment occurred.

*  On these dates additional Notes of the series were issued. The information in the table refers to the full series.

 

 

Disclosure for Notes holders as of September 30, 2022 (cont.)

Notes Rating Details*


Series

Rating

Company

Rating as of

30.09.2022 and

23.11.2022 (1)

Rating assigned upon

issuance of the Series

Recent date of rating as of

30.09.2022 and 23.11.2022

Additional ratings between the original issuance date and the recent date of rating (2)

Date

Rating

F

S&P Maalot

ilA+

ilA+

08/2022

07/2017, 09/2017, 12/2017, 01/2018, 08/2018,

11/2018, 12/2018, 01/2019, 04/2019, 08/2019,

02/2020, 05/2020, 06/2020, 07/2020, 08/2020,

11/2020, 05/2021, 08/2021, 12/2021, 08/2022

ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+,

ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+,

ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+,

ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+,  ilA+

G

S&P Maalot

ilA+

ilA+

08/2022

12/2018, 01/2019, 04/2019, 08/2019, 02/2020,

 05/2020, 06/2020, 07/2020, 08/2020, 11/2020,

05/2021, 08/2021, 12/2021, 08/2022

ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+,

ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+, ilA+,

ilA+, ilA+,  ilA+,  ilA+

H

S&P Maalot

ilA+

ilA+

08/2022

12/2021, 08/2022

ilA+,  ilA+

 

(1) In August 2022, S&P Maalot reaffirmed the Company’s rating of “ilA+/Stable”.

(2) For details regarding the rating of the notes see the S&P Maalot reports dated August 7, 2022.

* A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities. Ratings may be subject to suspension, revision or withdrawal at any time, and each rating      should be evaluated independently of any other rating

Summary of Financial Undertakings (according to repayment dates) as of September 30, 2022

a.  Notes issued to the public by the Company and held by the public, excluding such notes held by the Company’s parent company, by a controlling shareholder, by companies controlled by them, or by companies controlled by the Company, based on the Company’s “Solo” financial data (in thousand NIS).


Principal payments

Gross interest

payments (without

deduction of tax)


ILS linked

to CPI

ILS not linked

to CPI

Euro 

Dollar

Other

First year

212,985

40,282

Second year

212,985

34,191

Third year

124,765

27,950

Fourth year

190,008

23,722

Fifth year and on

479,219

22,692

Total

1,219,962

148,837

 

b.  Private notes and other non-bank credit, excluding such notes held by the Company’s parent company, by a controlling shareholder, by companies controlled by them, or by companies controlled by the Company, based on the Company’s “Solo” financial data – None.

c.  Credit from banks in Israel based on the Company’s “Solo” financial data (in thousand NIS).


Principal payments

Gross interest

payments (without

deduction of tax)


ILS linked

to CPI

ILS not linked

to CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

30,073

4,650

Second year

17,080

4,044

Third year

30,000

3,820

Fourth year

15,000

3,060

Fifth year and on

105,000

8,416

Total

197,153

23,990

 

 

Summary of Financial Undertakings (according to repayment dates) as of September 30, 2022 (cont.)

d.  Credit from banks abroad based on the Company’s “Solo” financial data – None.

e.  Total of sections a – d above, total credit from banks, non-bank credit and notes based on the Company’s “Solo” financial data (in thousand NIS).


Principal payments

Gross interest

payments (without

deduction of tax)


ILS linked

to CPI

ILS not linked

to CPI

Euro 

Dollar

Other

First year

243,058

44,932

Second year

230,065

38,235

Third year

154,765

31,770

Fourth year

205,008

26,782

Fifth year and on

584,219

31,108

Total

1,417,115

172,827

 

f.  Off-balance sheet credit exposure based on the Company’s “Solo” financial data– As of September 30, 2022, the Company provided financial guarantees in a total amount of NIS 85 million.

g.  Off-balance sheet credit exposure of all the Company’s consolidated companies, excluding companies that are reporting corporations and excluding the Company’s data presented in section f above – None.

h.  Total balances of the credit from banks, non-bank credit and notes of all the consolidated companies, excluding companies that are reporting corporations and excluding Company’s data presented in sections a – d above – None.

i.  Total balances of credit granted to the Company by the parent company or a controlling shareholder and balances of notes offered by the Company held by the parent company or the controlling shareholder – None.

j.  Total balances of credit granted to the Company by companies held by the parent company or the controlling shareholder, which are not controlled by the Company, and balances of notes offered by the Company held by companies held by the parent company or the controlling shareholder, which are not controlled by the Company – None.

k.  Total balances of credit granted to the Company by consolidated companies and balances of notes offered by the Company held by the consolidated companies – None.

[1] The quarterly financial results are unaudited.

[2]  For the definition of this and other Non-GAAP financial measures, see “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this press release.

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SOURCE Partner Communications Company Ltd.

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