Established in 1999 and listed on the ASX in 2004, M2 Telecommunications Group Limited is Australia's largest independent provider of fixed-line, mobile and data telecommunications services. The company also provides fixed-line and mobile services in New Zealand.
M2 has shown consistent growth since the mid-2000s both through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. In 2009 it acquired People Telecom and the business assets of Commander Communications, both at bargain prices. In 2010 the company completed the acquisition of selected business assets of Clever Communications and Bell Networks, while in 2011 it purchased Clear Telecoms and later the subscribers and assets of AUSTAR Mobile from the pay TV satellite provider.
In 2012 the assets of Primus Telecommunications were acquired adding further to its subscriber base. Further acquisitions in 2013 brought in Dodo and Eftel under the M2 umbrella. M2 has since declared that it may invest further in the energy sector, taking advantage of deregulated markets and the low customer acquisition cost advantages held by Dodo Energy. The April 2015 bid for iiNet is indicative of M2's confidence in its ability to keep generating solid revenue growth, so enabling it to invest in companies with complementary geographical reach.
This report provides an overview of M2, including an analysis of financial and operational data for FY2014.
M2 makes bid for iiNet; strong revenue growth continuing into H12015, resulting from integration of strategic acquisitions; M2 sets aside $100 million for additional acquisitions; dodo launches competitive LTE plan to arrest fall in 3G subscriber base; customer and network building; report includes company operational and financial performance into FY2015.
AUSTAR United Communications, Time Telecom, Clear Telecoms, Bell Networks Voice & Data Pty Ltd, Clever Communications, Eftel, People Telecom, Edirect, B&W, Commander Communications, Unitel Australia, Orion Telecom, Tenex Communications, Wholesale Communications, Primus, Flextalk, PTGi, Telstra, Optus.