This glossary has been prepared to assist shareholders’ understanding of the most common acronyms and technical terms in listed companies and telecommunications sector.
A&R Acquisition and retention costs. Total costs incurred by operators to acquire and retain customers. See also acquisition costs, SAC and retention costs.
Acquisition costs The total of connection fees, trade commissions and equipment costs relating to new customer connections. See also SAC.
Active data users Customers who have used a data service in a given period.
Adjusted EPS Adjusted total earnings of the Group divided by the number of ordinary shares in issue. See also ‘EPS’.
ADR American depositary receipts are US dollar denominated equity shares of non-US companies issued by depository banks for US markets. The main purpose is to create an instrument which can easily be settled through US stock market clearing systems.
ADS America depositary shares are the individual shares related to the issue of America depositary receipts. ADSs are issued by a depositary bank and represent one or more shares of a non-US issuer held by the depositary bank. The main purpose of ADSs is to facilitate trading in shares of non-US companies in the US markets and, accordingly, ADRs which evidence ADSs are in a form suitable for holding in US clearing systems.
AGM Annual general meeting of a company’s shareholders.
AMAP Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region, comprising of the Group’s interests in Australia, Egypt, Fiji, Ghana, Kenya (associate), India, New Zealand, Qatar and the Vodacom Group. For the year ended 31 March 2012, AMAP accounted for 30% of Group revenue.
Amortisation An accounting concept that spreads the cost of intangible assets excluding goodwill (licenses, spectrum, computer software) across their useful economic lives, with a charge recorded in each accounting period of their use. Vodafone includes the profit and loss on disposal of computer software within its amortisation charge.
AMPU Average margin per user, calculated by dividing attributable revenues less attributable costs (excluding operating expenses) by the average number of customers in the period.
AOP Adjusted operating profit. Group adjusted operating profit excludes non-operating income of associates, impairment losses and other income and expense.
App Programs that can be downloaded onto smartphones and vary in function.
ARPU Average revenue per user is an industry KPI calculated by dividing revenue by the average number of customers in the period. Revenue comprises: service revenue excluding fixed line revenue, fixed advertising revenue, revenue related to business managed services and revenue from certain tower sharing arrangements. (更多…)
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