Kuala Lumpur– Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro) announced its first six months results of the financial year ending 31 January 2016. They declared a 4% y-o-y growth in revenue to RM2.7 billion, a 7% rise in EBITDA to RM962 million, and a 15% increase in PATAMI to RM306 million; leading to Free Cash Flow (FCF) generation of RM589 million.

Tun Zaki Azmi Chairman of Astro says, “Amidst a challenging operating environment coupled with soft consumer sentiment, the group continues to deliver on its growth strategies to generate shareholder value creation. On that note, the Board is pleased to declare a second interim dividend of 2.75 cents per share, 22% higher compared to the same period last year.”

Dato’ Rohana Rozhan, Chief Executive Officer of Astro says, “We added 426K net TV customers in H1FY16, underpinned by strong take-up of NJOI (+58% y-o-y to 1,071K). This has increased our Malaysian TV households’ penetration rate to 65% in H1FY16. (H1FY15: 60%).”