Liberty Latin America Reports Q4 & FY 2022 Results

Liberty Latin America Reports Q4 & FY 2022 Results

22 Feb 2023 in

Liberty Latin America Reports Q4 & FY 2022 Results

  • FY 2022 reported revenue flat YoY at $4.8 billion and up 1% on rebased basis; 3% rebased growth ex VTR
  • 445,000 organic broadband and postpaid mobile adds in 2022, ex VTR
  • Executing inorganic strategy and advancing integration efforts
  • Repurchased a record $170 million of shares in the year

Denver, Colorado - February 22, 2023: 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 (“Q4”) and twelve months (“YTD”) ended December 31, 2022.

CEO Balan Nair commented, “We continued to drive top-line growth in the fourth quarter, led by strong performances in our C&W Caribbean and Networks & LatAm operations and in Costa Rica. Puerto Rico's performance was impacted by residual negative impacts from Hurricane Fiona, and higher levels of promotional activity.”

“Subscriber growth underpinned our performance with continued broadband additions across our reporting segments. Mobile postpaid additions also more than doubled as compared to the prior year, fueled by our convergent offers and focus on prepaid to postpaid migration.”

“Inorganically, we have now completed our outstanding transactions and are focused on integration activities in Puerto Rico, Panama and Costa Rica, which are set to deliver significant value for stakeholders.”

“We have continued to be aggressive with our share buyback activity, purchasing a record amount during the year and taking our total since commencing activity to over $240 million as we remain confident in our plans and outlook for the business.”

“Overall, we continued to drive operating momentum in 2022 and are well positioned to create value in 2023. Our focus this year is on delivering further broadband and postpaid mobile subscriber growth, and making significant progress towards the successful integration of our acquisitions in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Panama. Through these actions, we expect to generate mid-to-high single digit adjusted OIBDA expansion in 2023 and strong adjusted free cash flow growth.”