2011 Group NPAT post normalisation for exceptional charges (consisting of the non-cash foreign exchange loss of Rs 2.9 billion , and costs related to the Suntel acquisition amounting to Rs 343million), is recorded at Rs 3.6 billion demonstrating a significant enhancement in normalized NPAT performance of 59 % YoY. Dialog Axiata PLC (“the Company”) featuring the Mobile, International and Tele-Infrastructure segments of the Group portfolio continued to contribute a major share (88 %) of Group revenue and (89 %) of Group EBITDA. On the strength of a 7.4 million strong mobile subscriber base, company revenue grew by 3 % QoQ to reach Rs 12.2 billion with revenue for 1H 2012 being recorded at Rs 24 billion, up 19 % relative to the corresponding period in 2011.
Notwithstanding aggressive revenue performance, the company's EBITDA contracted by 3 % in the second quarter relative to the previous quarter due to the expansion of the company’s operating cost base due in the main to inflation in energy and energy driven costs. Company EBITDA for the first half of 2012 grew by 20 % relative to the corresponding period in 2011 to be recorded at Rs 8.2 billion featuring a 1H EBITDA margin of 34 %. Company NPAT for 1H, normalized for non-cash translational foreign exchange losses however, grew 36 % relative to the corresponding period in 2011 to be recorded at Rs 3.7 billion. DTV consolidated the growth momentum of previous quarters recording a revenue growth of 28 % YoY and 11 % QoQ respectively. DTV revenue for the first half of 2012 was recorded at Rs 1.4billion.
On the backdrop of aggressive revenue performance, DTV EBITDA was recorded at Rs 388 million, demonstrating growth of 50 % YoY and 14 % QoQ. Growth in EBITDA translated to the consolidation of DTV’s positive performance trajectory in terms of bottom line profitability resulting in NPAT for 1H 2012 being recorded at Rs 109 million relative to a net loss of Rs 14 million posted in the corresponding period in 2011. DBN, featuring the Group’s fixed telecommunications and broadband businesses witnessed a significant expansion in scale as well as in consolidated operating performance following the merger and amalgamation of Suntel Limited. DBN Revenue for 1H 2012 was recorded at Rs 2.2 billion, demonstrating growth of 90 % YoY and 162 % QoQ.