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Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (NTT)

F2Q 2012 Earnings Call

November 9, 2011 5:00 am ET

Executives

Koji Ito – General Manager, Investor Relations

Satoshi Miura – President and Representative Director

Analysts

Hitoshi Hayakawa – Credit Suisse

Takahashi – Mizuho Securities

Tsusaka – Morgan Stanley

Daisaku Masuno – Nomura Securities

Shinji Moriyuki – SMBC Nikko Securities

Ikuo Matsuhashi – Goldman Sachs

Presentation

Koji Ito

Thank you very much for waiting, ladies and gentlemen. First of all, thank you for taking your time to attend this meeting, Analyst Meeting to report NTT’s Financial Results of the six months ended September 30, 2011. I shall be serving as the moderator. My name is Ito from IR office.

First, I would like to introduce to you the attendees of this evening. Representative Director, President and CEO, Miura; Representative Director, Senior Executive Vice President, Unoura; Director and Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning Department, Watanabe; Director and Senior Vice President, Director of Finance and Accounting Departments, Kobayashi.

Next, I want you to confirm whether you have the following two materials in the package. One, a slide presentation copy Financial Results for the Six months ended September 30, 2011. And white thick booklet supplementary data. Have you got them?

Now regarding forward-looking statements and projected figures contained in the materials are referred to during the presentation and Q&A session, please notice that there is a written disclaimer information at back of the top page of your slide materials. Please take a look at it. And today’s presentation will be broadcast live at the company’s IR website. And furthermore, a recorded video will be delivered on demand at a later date and I would like to have your understanding about this arrangement.

And we are planning to spend about an one hour and a half for this meeting or 90 minutes. First, CEO Mr. Miura will give you an outline of the accounts, followed by Q&A session.

Satoshi Miura

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for joining us, despite your very busy and demanding schedule. Within I would like to start with this presentation of the financial results for the six months ended September 30, 2011.

Let me start with page two, it’s entitled with highlights. As far as operating revenue is concerned we experienced increased in operating revenue for two consecutive years. And we are able to recover up to 5 trillion yen. As for operating income it was 685.5 billion yen and this – I will talk about this later on but this represents a decline on a year-on-year basis.

However, this is due to temporary factor and such as the impact of the relative program expenses at DOCOMO. And also due to the impact from the earthquake. So primarily I would like to say of the operating income is in line with our initial expectation. So we are showing very robust growth. So bearing that in mind and again I will elaborate later, but we have decided to revise our initial forecast for operating income upwards to 1.25 trillion yen.

As for mobile in DOCOMO is already provided there explanation, this is also smartphones in the first half increased rather this sales of smartphone either the first half was 3.63 million, which represent increased of 44% on a year-on-year. So the annual target was revised upwards to 8.5 million units and Packet ARPU was also increased by 150 yen on a year-on-year basis. So the annual target for Packet ARPU has been also revised upwards to 2,700 yen.

As far Global Business revenue, in tripled compare to the second quarter fiscal year 2010 and reached $5.4 billion. So we had hope to achieve $8 billion at the end of this fiscal and we also have hope to achieve $10 billion of global business revenue in March 2013. However we believe that will be able to achieve $10 billion of global business revenue at the end of this fiscal year, which means that we are able to achieve this target one year ahead of our original target.

Let me now turn to return to our shareholders in July we carried share buyback of 58 million for 20 billion yen. And furthermore a resolution was adopted by the board today for cancellation of 125 million shares of treasury stock and for a buyback of up to an additional 44 million shares. Now through the share buyback carried out at this fiscal year and due to the increase in our operating income. We believe about that EPS for the current fiscal year will increased 10.5% year-on-year and will reached 425.48 yen.

Let me now turn to three. This provides have the highlights of the consolidated result. Operating revenue was 5 trillion, 154.6 billion yen, which represents an increase of 125.5 billion yen on our year-on-year basis. Well voice service revenue declined we had expanded consolidation for Dimension Data and Keane. And also as I mentioned earlier we had increased sales of smartphones and also increased in ARPU. And also we saw increase in fixed line IP service revenue inclusive of FLET'S Hikari subscriber base. So that is – so these are the factors behind us result. As for operating income and to the communication and NTT Data experienced increase in their profit, however at DOCOMO and NTT East and NTT West there was a declining profit. So, operating income is excepted decline 41.5 billion yen on a year-on-year basis.

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