Chunghwa Telecom January Revenue NT$ 17.93 billion

Chunghwa Telecom January Revenue NT$ 17.93 billion

Chunghwa Telecom announced its unaudited consolidated operating results for January 2024. In January, the unaudited consolidated revenue increased by 0.9% year over year to NT$ 17.93 billion. Operating income decreased by 3.6% year over year to NT$ 4.01 billion and income before tax decreased by 2.2% year over year to NT$ 4.02 billion. Net income attributable to stockholders of the parent company decreased by 2.9% year over year to NT$ 3.17 billion and EBITDA decreased by 1.8% year over year to NT$ 7.30 billion, while EPS was NT$0.41. Chunghwa Telecom commented that its revenues in January maintained strong growth momentum, while costs and expenses increased in employees’ benefits due to talents attraction and retention, and the electricity expense increased as well. As a result, operating income, net income attributable to stockholders of the parent company and EBITDA therefore decreased year over year.

In January, Consumer Business Group remained the solid growth of its core businesses, the emerging businesses of Enterprise Business Group performed quite well, and International Business Group maintained its outstanding performance of high YoY revenue growth.

Mr. Shui-Yi Kuo, Chairman and CEO of Chunghwa Telecom, concluded, “We are confident to expand our lead in the industry in 2024 with ongoing growth momentum in every sector.”

In January, mobile business continued to deliver promising performance with 5.6% YoY growth and reached a 34-month consecutive growth. The widely recognized quality of mobile network continued to drive up subscriber number of 5G and postpaid SIMs, while mobile data revenue continued to increase due to growing international roaming business. Mobile post-paid ARPU increased by 3.9% year over year with a 34-month consecutive growth, while mobile post-paid churn rate remained the lowest among the peers at 0.39%.

Fixed broadband business continued to grow steadily owing to the well-received high-speed promotion package. Broadband access revenue grew by 4.0% year over year and data communication revenue grew by 2.1% year over year. In particular, Home Wi-Fi service revenue delivered a strong YoY growth about 46%

Emerging business also performed well. ICT project revenue increased by 31.1% due to the recognition of big data related projects. IDC, cloud and cybersecurity, which reached a double-digit growth, also contributed to the year-over-year double-digit growth of overall ICT business revenue.

As of January 2024, the accumulated unaudited consolidated revenue was NT$ 17.93 billion, with an achievement rate of 95.7% to 96.3%. Operating income was NT$ 4.01 billion, with an achievement rate of 107.5% to 108.6%. Income before tax was NT$ 4.02 billion, with an achievement rate of 107.9% to 109.0%. Net income attributable to stockholders of the parent was NT$ 3.17 billion, with an achievement rate of 107.7% to 109.4% and EPS was NT$ 0.41, with an achievement rate of 107.7% to 109.4%.





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Note 1: "Other income and expenses" includes gains (losses) on disposal of property, plant and equipment (PP&E) and investment property, and impairment loss on PP&E and investment property.

Note 2: The calculation of growth rates is based on NT$ thousand.


Financial Statements

Financial statements and additional operational data can be found on the Company’s website at



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To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards pursuant to the requirements of the Financial Supervisory Commission, or T-IFRSs, Chunghwa Telecom also provides EBITDA, which is a "non-GAAP financial measure.  EBITDA is defined as consolidated net income (loss) excluding (i) depreciation and amortization, (ii) total net comprehensive financing cost (which is comprised of net interest expense, exchange gain or loss, monetary position gain or loss and other financing costs and derivative transactions), (iii) other income, net, (iv) income tax, (v) (income) loss from discontinued operations.


In managing the Company’s business, Chunghwa Telecom relies on EBITDA as a means of assessing its operating performance because it excludes the effect of (i) depreciation and amortization, which represents a non-cash charge to earnings, (ii) certain financing costs, which are significantly affected by external factors, including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates and inflation rates, which have little or no bearing on our operating performance, (iii) income tax (iv) other expenses or income not related to the operation of the business. 



In addition to the consolidated financial results prepared under T-IFRSs, Chunghwa Telecom also provide non-GAAP financial measures, including “EBITDA”. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with another method for assessing its operating results in a manner that is focused on the performance of its ongoing operations.


Chunghwa Telecom’s management believes investors will benefit from greater transparency in referring to these non-GAAP financial measures when assessing the Company’s operating results, as well as when forecasting and analyzing future periods. However, the Company recognizes that:

  • these non-GAAP financial measures are limited in their usefulness and should be considered only as a supplement to the Company’s T-IFRSs financial measures;
  • these non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the Company’s T-IFRSs financial measures;
  • these non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered to be superior to the Company’s T-IFRSs financial measures; and
  • these non-GAAP financial measures were not prepared in accordance with T-IFRSs and investors should not assume that the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this earnings release were prepared under a comprehensive set of rules or principle.

Further, these non-GAAP financial measures may be unique to Chunghwa Telecom, as they may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. As such, this presentation of non-GAAP financial measures may not enhance the comparability of the Company’s results to the results of other companies. Readers are cautioned not to view non-GAAP results as a substitute for results under T-IFRSs, or as being comparable to results reported or forecasted by other companies.


About Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom (TAIEX 2412, NYSE: CHT) (“Chunghwa” or “the Company”) is Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications services company that provides fixed-line, mobile, broadband, and internet services. The Company also provides information and communication technology services to corporate customers with its big data, information security, cloud computing and IDC capabilities, and is expanding its business into innovative technology services such as IoT, AI, etc. Chunghwa has been actively and continuously implemented environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives with the goal to achieve sustainability and has won numerous international and domestic awards and recognitions for its ESG commitments and best practices. For more information, please visit our website at