Yell’s half year interim results

Revenue in line with expectations

  • Print directories – deteriorating trend continues – down 20.1%
  • Digital directories – deteriorating trend continues – down 12.3%
  • Strong growth in digital services – up by 136.5%
  • Underlying growth – down 13.3%
  • A £100m debt buy-back is being considered.
  • The company built up a debt pile after a series of acquisitions which included its Spanish directories business. The company has no plans to sell existing businesses.

FY12 Outlook

  • EBITDA within current market expectations
  • Full year exceptional – reorganisation costs of circa £25m
  • Not expecting covenant breach within FY12
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