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Notes to the consolidated statement of cash flows

Net cash from operating activities

Net cash from operating activities increased by EUR 1.1 billion year-on-year to EUR 9.4 billion. The strong performance both in the United States and outside of the United States had a positive effect here. In addition, a decrease in net interest payments of EUR 0.1 billion and in income tax payments of EUR 0.2 billion had a positive effect. Factoring agreements of EUR 0.1 billion also had a positive impact on net cash used in operating activities in the reporting period. Factoring agreements had had no material effects in the prior-year period.

Net cash used in investing activities

millions of €

 

 

 

Q1 2022

Q1 2021

Cash capex

 

 

Germany operating segment

(902)

(860)

United States operating segment

(5,535)

(10,513)

Europe operating segment

(362)

(485)

Systems Solutions operating segment

(43)

(49)

Group Development operating segment

(99)

(115)

Group Headquarters & Group Services

(235)

(250)

Reconciliation

4

0

 

(7,173)

(12,272)

Payments for publicly funded investments in the broadband build-out

(73)

(84)

Proceeds from public funds for investments in the broadband build-out

44

26

Net cash flows for collateral deposited and hedging transactions

(1,184)

(61)

Changes in cash and cash equivalents in connection with the acquisition of control of subsidiaries and associates

(51)

(23)

Changes in cash and cash equivalents in connection with the sale of the stake in T‑Mobile Netherlandsa

3,642

0

Changes in cash and cash equivalents in connection with the sale of the 50 % stake in GlasfaserPlusb

432

0

Other changes in cash and cash equivalents in connection with the loss of control of subsidiaries and associates

15

0

Proceeds from the disposal of property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets

50

48

Other

(215)

(6)

 

(4,512)

(12,373)

a

Includes, in addition to the cash inflow for the sale of the business operation of EUR 3,671 million, outflows of cash and cash equivalents in the amount of EUR 29 million.

b

Includes, in addition to the cash inflow of EUR 441 million for the sale of the 50 % stake, outflows of cash and cash equivalents in the amount of EUR 9 million.

At EUR 7.2 billion, cash capex was EUR 5.1 billion lower than in the prior-year period. In the reporting period, the United States operating segment acquired spectrum licenses for EUR 2.5 billion. Another EUR 0.1 billion was paid in this connection in the 2021 financial year as an advance payment and included in prior-year cash capex. The figure for the prior-year period included EUR 8.0 billion for the acquisition of mobile spectrum licenses, EUR 7.9 billion of which related to the United States operating segment and EUR 0.1 billion to the Europe operating segment. Excluding investments in mobile spectrum licenses, cash capex was up EUR 0.4 billion year-on-year. This change was primarily attributable to an increase of EUR 0.4 billion in the United States operating segment as a result of the further build-out of the 5G network.

Net cash used in/from financing activities

millions of €

 

 

 

Q1 2022

Q1 2021

Repayment of bonds

(554)

(2,670)

Dividend payments (including to other shareholders of subsidiaries)

0

0

Repayment of financial liabilities from financed capex and opex

0

(26)

Repayment of EIB loans

(12)

(481)

Net cash flows for collateral deposited and hedging transactions

0

0

Principal portion of repayment of lease liabilities

(1,235)

(1,724)

Repayment of financial liabilities for media broadcasting rights

(79)

(71)

Cash flows from continuing involvement factoring, net

5

(70)

Promissory notes, net

(55)

(58)

Issuance of bonds

0

5,666

Overnight borrowings from banks, net

0

600

Repayment of liabilities from 5G spectrum acquired in Germany

(85)

(85)

Repayment of liabilities with the right of creditors to priority repayment in the event of default

(119)

(183)

Cash inflows from transactions with non-controlling entities

 

 

T‑Mobile US capital increase

0

0

T‑Mobile US stock options

1

3

Cellnex Netherlands capital contributions

1

0

 

3

3

Cash outflows from transactions with non-controlling entities

 

 

T‑Mobile US share buy-backs

(152)

(180)

OTE share buy-backs

(71)

(20)

Other payments

(29)

(7)

 

(252)

(208)

Other

(270)

(105)

 

(2,653)

588

Non-cash transactions

In the reporting period, Deutsche Telekom leased assets totaling EUR 7.6 billion, mainly network equipment, cell sites, and land and buildings. As a result, these assets are recognized in the statement of financial position under right-of-use assets and the related liabilities under lease liabilities. Future repayments of the liabilities will be recognized in net cash used in/from financing activities. In the reporting period, EUR 6.6 billion related to the modification of the arrangements with Crown Castle, resulting in an increase in the same amount in the carrying amount of the right-of-use assets and the lease liabilities. Excluding this effect, asset leases were at the same level as in the prior-year period. The modification of the arrangement also increased property, plant and equipment and other financial liabilities by EUR 0.8 billion each for contractual components that, due to their financing character, do not fall under the scope of IFRS 16.

For more information on the modification of the arrangements between T‑Mobile US and Crown Castle, please refer to the section “Right-of-use assets.”

Consideration for the acquisition of broadcasting rights is paid by Deutsche Telekom in accordance with the terms of the contract on the date of its conclusion or spread over the term of the contract. Financial liabilities of EUR 0.1 billion were recognized in the reporting period for future consideration for acquired broadcasting rights (prior-year period: also EUR 0.1 billion). The payment of the consideration will be recognized in net cash used in/from financing activities.

In the United States operating segment, EUR 0.1 billion was recognized for mobile terminal equipment under property, plant and equipment in the reporting period (prior-year period: EUR 0.4 billion). This relates to the terminal equipment lease model at T‑Mobile US, under which customers do not purchase the devices but lease them. The cash outflows are presented under net cash from operating activities. The decline was primarily due to the withdrawal from the terminal equipment lease model.

5G
New communications standard (launched from 2020), which offers data rates in the gigabit range, converges fixed-network and mobile communications, and supports the Internet of Things.
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