Telstra

After three years, Telstra has finally signed off on its $11bn (in post-tax present value terms) compensation agreement with NBN Co. The first payment of $190m (post-tax) is expected this year. While the initial payment is miniscule, the deal guarantees Telstra will receive $11bn over many years (assuming a new government doesn’t scrap the $37bn project). Although the deal was virtually guaranteed long before the recent announcement, Telstra still faces several challenges. Dividend payments currently exceed free cash flow and the NBN deal is unlikely to remedy that. Competition will also increase due to the new arrangements and there’s no...

After three years, Telstra has finally signed off on its $11bn (in post-tax present value terms) compensation agreement with NBN Co. The first payment of $190m (post-tax) is expected this year. While the initial payment is miniscule, the deal guarantees Telstra will receive $11bn over many years (assuming a new government doesn’t scrap the $37bn project).

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