Liberty Latin America Reports Q1 2024 Results

Liberty Latin America Reports Q1 2024 Results

07 May 2024 in

Liberty Latin America Reports Q1 2024 Results

  • 45,000 organic broadband and postpaid mobile subscriber net adds
  • Strong Adjusted OIBDA growth across Panama, Costa Rica & Caribbean
  • Puerto Rico migration completed; performance set to improve
  • 5% of shares outstanding repurchased in Q1; increased buyback authorization

Denver, Colorado - May 7, 2024: Liberty Latin America Ltd. (“Liberty Latin America” or “LLA”) (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB) today announced its financial and operating results for the three months (“Q1”) ended March 31, 2024.

CEO Balan Nair commented, “We delivered strong operating and financial results across Panama, Costa Rica and C&W Caribbean in the first quarter. In Puerto Rico, we have achieved the significant milestone of migrating all our mobile customers to our own operating platform and are now positioned to drive sequential improvement throughout the year following significant integration-related expenses during the first quarter. We remain on track for significant Adj. OIBDA and cash flow expansion in the second half of the year.”

“The focus on our broadband and postpaid bases continued to drive subscriber additions through the first quarter. All of our reporting segments added broadband subscribers in Q1, led by our Jamaica and Panama markets. In postpaid mobile, Costa Rica was our strongest performer with Puerto Rico impacted by migration efforts. We have implemented price increases in our largest C&W Caribbean markets and Costa Rica which are expected to support our revenue growth ambitions.”

“In Puerto Rico, while we are incurring increased costs related to the final stages of customer migration and transitioning to new IT systems and a wireless core network, we believe we have the right strategic assets and team to be successful. Looking forward, we expect synergies, operating cost improvements and top line sequential growth will drive Adj. OIBDA to more than $45 million per month at some point in the second half. We are confident for a bright future and are well positioned for meaningful operating and financial expansion in 2025 and beyond.”

“We see a significant value opportunity in our equity. In the first quarter, we acted aggressively, repurchasing 9 million shares or about 5% of our equity. In addition, we increased our share repurchase authorization by $200 million.”