Transport and Communications Minister Kostiantyn Yefymenko predicts that Ukrtelecom, Ukraine’s largest telecommunications company, will make profit in the first half of 2010, he told journalists on June 18.
“The [first quarter] losses will be covered for sure, and will yield profit for the first half-year,” he said.
As to the minister, he keeps under his personal control the enterprise’s operation and its financial performance.
The company ended 2009 at a loss of UAH 456.426 million. Its net revenue during this period increased by UAH 225.202 million or 3.39% to UAH 6,870.931 million, compared with 2008.
Ukrtelecom accounts for 78.5% the fixed-line telephony market in Ukraine and provides services to 9.9 million subscribers.