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Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 2412,NYSE:CHT) (“Chunghwa” or “the Firm”) as we speak reported its steerage for 2019 on a consolidated foundation. All figures have been ready in accordance with Taiwan-Worldwide Monetary Reporting Requirements (“T-IFRSs”).

Mr. Yu Cheng, Chairman and CEO of
Chunghwa Telecom, said, “Regardless of intense competitors within the general
market in 2018, we noticed profitable consolidation of our buyer base in
main segments. In 2019, we goal to reinforce general enterprise efficiency
by making our analysis, gross sales and repair distribution extra environment friendly
and we’re assured in our capacity to take care of our robust progress
momentum. In our cellular and broadband companies, we’ll proceed to
pursue our confirmed technique of guiding subscribers to higher-end plans
and additional enhance margins. Within the IPTV area, we’ll proceed to develop
our subscriber base and introduce top quality content material to additional
improve revenues. Moreover, as we proceed to leverage our benefit
on community infrastructure, cloud applied sciences and large knowledge evaluation, as
nicely as IoT platform deployment, we anticipate further progress and
alternatives in our ICT enterprise. Although we face intense competitors,
we take the chance of business tailwinds and favorable insurance policies to
set up aggressive benefits to generate sustainable stakeholder
worth.”

For 2019, the Firm expects complete income to extend by NT$
5.10~NT$7.45 billion, or 2.four%~Three.5%, to NT$220.56~NT$222.91 billion as
in comparison with the un-audited consolidated complete income of 2018. The
improve in income is predicted to be pushed by will increase in ICT challenge
revenues, Software VAS revenues, and MOD revenues, that are
anticipated to offset the lower in voice income resulted from
persevering with VoIP substitution and the decline of cellular service income
owing to market competitors.

Working prices and bills for 2019 are anticipated to extend by NT$
5.90~NT$6.31 billion, or Three.four%~Three.7%, to NT$177.84~NT$178.25 billion as
in comparison with the prior yr. The rise is predicted to be attributable
to the rise of ICT venture prices.

Revenue from operations is predicted to lower by NT$ zero.93 billion, to a rise by NT$1.01 billion,
or -2.1%~2.Three%, yr over yr. Revenue earlier than revenue tax and internet revenue
attributable to stockholders of the mother or father are anticipated to be
NT$43.82~NT$45.76 billion and NT$34.11~NT$35.68 billion, respectively.
Internet earnings per share for 2019 is predicted to be NT$four.40~NT$four.60.

Acquisition of Materials Belongings in 2019 is predicted to extend by NT$four.64 billion
as in comparison with the prior yr, which is predicted to be attributable to
the rise of associated fairness investments led by the enlargement of our
enterprise deployment. Disposal of Materials Belongings is predicted to be
pushed by the disposal of widespread shares of China Airways.   

(NT$ billion besides EPS) 2019(F) 2018
(un-audited)
 change YoY(%)
Income 220.56~222.91 215.46 5.10~7.45 2.four%~Three.5%
Working Prices and Bills 177.84~178.25 171.94 5.90~6.31 Three.four%~Three.7%
Different Revenue and Expense (zero.03) zero.10 (zero.13) (129.5%)
Revenue from Operations 42.69~44.63 43.62 (zero.93)~1.01 (2.1%)~2.Three%
Non-operating Revenue 1.13 1.35 (zero.22) (16.Three%)
Revenue earlier than Revenue Tax 43.82~45.76 44.97 (1.15)~zero.79 (2.6%)~1.eight%
Internet Revenue Attributable to
Stockholders of The Father or mother
34.11~35.68 35.52 (1.41)~zero.16 (four.zero%)~zero.5%
EPS(NT$) four.40~four.60 four.58 (zero.18)~zero.02 (four.zero%)~zero.5%
EBITDA 78.03~79.95 75.49 2.54~four.46 Three.four%~5.9%
EBITDA Margin 35.four%~35.9% 35.zero% zero.Three%~zero.eight%
Acquisition of Materials Belongings 33.69 29.05 four.64 16.zero%
Acquisition of Property,
Plant and Gear
28.99 28.55 zero.44 1.5%
     Others four.70 zero.50 four.20 850.5%
Disposal of Materials Belongings Three.10 zero.13 2.97 2363.zero%

NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press launch accommodates forward-looking statements. These
statements represent “forward-looking” statements inside the which means of
Part 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Part 21E
of the Securities Change Act of 1934, as amended, and as outlined in
the U.S. Personal Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements may be recognized by terminology corresponding to
“will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,”
“believes,” “estimates” and comparable statements. Statements that aren’t
historic information, together with statements about Chunghwa’s beliefs and
expectations, are forward-looking statements. Ahead-looking statements
contain inherent dangers and uncertainties that would trigger precise
outcomes to vary materially from the forward-looking statements. A
variety of essential elements might trigger precise outcomes to vary
materially from these contained in any forward-looking assertion.
Buyers are cautioned that precise occasions and outcomes might differ
materially from these statements because of a variety of elements
together with, however not restricted to the dangers outlined in Chunghwa’s filings
with the U.S. Securities and Change Fee on Varieties F-1, F-Three, 6-Okay
and 20-F, in every case as amended. The forward-looking statements in
this press launch mirror the present perception of Chunghwa as of the date
of this press launch and Chunghwa undertakes no obligation to replace
these forward-looking statements for occasions or circumstances that happen
subsequent to such date, besides as required underneath relevant regulation.

This press launch is just not a suggestion of securities on the market in the USA. Securities will not be provided or bought in the USA absent registration or an exemption from registration. Any public providing of securities to be made in america
can be made by the use of a prospectus that could be obtained from the
issuer or promoting safety holder and that may include detailed
details about the corporate and administration, in addition to monetary
statements.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

To complement the Firm’s consolidated monetary statements
introduced in accordance with Worldwide Monetary Reporting
Requirements pursuant to the necessities of the Monetary Supervisory
Fee, or T-IFRSs, Chunghwa Telecom additionally offers EBITDA, which is a
“non-GAAP monetary measure”.  EBITDA is outlined as consolidated internet
revenue (loss) excluding (i) depreciation and amortization, (ii) complete
internet complete financing value (which is comprised of internet curiosity
expense, trade achieve or loss, financial place achieve or loss and different
financing prices and by-product transactions), (iii) different revenue, internet,
(iv) revenue tax, (v) (revenue) loss from discontinued operations.

In managing the Firm’s enterprise, Chunghwa Telecom depends on EBITDA
as a way of assessing its working efficiency as a result of it excludes
the impact of (i) depreciation and amortization, which represents a
non-cash cost to earnings, (ii) sure financing prices, that are
considerably affected by exterior elements, together with rates of interest,
overseas foreign money change charges and inflation charges, which have little
or no bearing on our working efficiency, (iii) revenue tax (iv) different
bills or revenue not associated to the operation of the enterprise. 

CAUTIONS ON USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Along with the consolidated monetary outcomes ready beneath
T-IFRSs, Chunghwa Telecom additionally present non-GAAP monetary measures,
together with “EBITDA”. The Firm believes that the non-GAAP monetary
measures present buyers with one other technique for assessing its
working leads to a fashion that’s targeted on the efficiency of its
ongoing operations.

Chunghwa Telecom’s administration believes buyers will profit from
higher transparency in referring to those non-GAAP monetary measures
when assessing the Firm’s working outcomes, in addition to when
forecasting and analyzing future durations. Nevertheless, the
Firm acknowledges that:

  • these non-GAAP monetary measures are restricted of their usefulness
    and must be thought-about solely as a complement to the
    Firm’s T-IFRSs monetary measures;
  • these non-GAAP monetary measures shouldn’t be thought-about in
    isolation from, or as an alternative to, the Firm’s T-IFRSs monetary
    measures;
  • these non-GAAP monetary measures shouldn’t be thought-about to be superior to the Firm’s T-IFRSs monetary measures; and
  • these non-GAAP monetary measures weren’t ready in accordance
    with T-IFRSs and buyers shouldn’t assume that the non-GAAP monetary
    measures introduced on this earnings launch have been ready underneath a
    complete algorithm or precept.   

Additional, these non-GAAP monetary measures could also be distinctive to Chunghwa
Telecom, as they could be totally different from non-GAAP monetary measures used
by different corporations. As such, this presentation of non-GAAP monetary
measures might not improve the comparability of the Firm’s outcomes to
the outcomes of different corporations. Readers are cautioned to not view
non-GAAP outcomes as an alternative to outcomes beneath T-IFRSs, or as being
similar to outcomes reported or forecasted by different corporations.

About Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom (TAIEX 2412,NYSE: CHT) (“Chunghwa” or “the Firm”) is Taiwan’s
largest built-in telecommunications providers firm that gives
fixed-line, cellular, broadband, and web providers. The Firm additionally
offers info and communication know-how providers to company
clients with its massive knowledge, info safety, cloud computing and
IDC capabilities, and is increasing its enterprise into progressive
know-how providers resembling IoT, AI, and so forth. In recent times, Chunghwa has
been actively concerned in company social duty and has gained
home and worldwide awards and recognition. For extra info,
please go to our web site at www.cht.com.tw.

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Supervisor at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of buying and selling expertise in Asia and palms on expertise in Enterprise Capital, he has been concerned in a number of begin ups which have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that attain a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen begin ups in Mining, Delivery, Know-how and Monetary Providers.

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