Spark confirms guidance; focus on 5G

Rebecca Howard
Thu, 07 Nov 2019

Spark confirmed its full-year guidance and new chief executive Jolie Hodson reiterated that 5G remains a key focus of the company.Spark told the annual shareholders' meeting that it continues to expect earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and investment income between $1.1-1.12 billion in the current financial year. It also said its dividend guidance is still 25 cents per share – at least 75 percent imputed.Ebitdai was $1.09 billion in the year ended June 30.  The annual dividend was 25 cents.Spark’s shares last traded...
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