BT Q4 2017/18 results: Slowing broadband bites, but recovery possible

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BT Q4 2017/18 results: Slowing broadband bites, but recovery possible

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BT Q4 2017/18 results: Slowing broadband bites, but recovery possible
 BT Group met expectations for the 2017/18 financial year, but future guidance is very modest compared to previous performance and financial market expectations, with 2018/19 revenue and EBITDA both guided to decline by around 2% with capex rising
In our view, this weakened outlook is primarily driven by the ongoing slowdown and increasing competitiveness of the UK broadband market, with operating metrics at BT Consumer particularly weak
BT’s re-vamped strategy looks good in parts, and could deliver the incremental improvements necessary to outperform the new (much more modest) expectations, helped by existing – and likely continued – strength in mobile