Sudatel CEO Eng. Tarig Hamza Zain Elabdein
Sudatel has released its financials for 2018.
Sudatel’s financial performance for 2018, like all other businesses in Sudan, was impacted by a major currency devaluation.
Key figures include a net profit of US$32 million (compared to US$45 million in 2017). Overall operating revenue of US$326 million was down by 36% from US$513 million 2017. However, revenue from operations in Sudan was up 49% in 2018.
Commenting on the results, Sudatel group chair Dr. Fadul Abdalla Fadul noted: “We adopted a very clear strategy of partnering with successful international firms to expand our operations both in Sudan and in West Africa. This strategy is serving us well and will be continued.”
Sudatel’s CEO, Eng. Tarig Hamza Zain Elabdein, said: "Sudatel has moved from being a telecom operator providing voice and data to an ICT solution provider."
He added; "The Sudatel Data Centre is one example of this, with customers that include large institutions in Sudan such as banks, public corporations and insurance companies. We are also hosting Google’s servers, and this vote of confidence in our data centre has boosted our reputation globally.”
The national auditor for the Republic of Sudan and the representatives of foreign audit firms have expressed their gratitude to Sudatel’s management for its collaboration and congratulated the company’s progress in settling its debts from its own resources. Sudatel’s negative working capital has decreased from US$380 million in 2012 to US$134 million in 2018.
Sudatel Group and its subsidiaries in Mauritania, Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana (submarine cables), in addition to its office in Dubai, are audited by a network of foreign professional auditors: EY, HLB and AFACOR in Mauritania.
Sudatel is the only Sudanese company quoted on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, and the largest company listed in Khartoum Stock Exchanges. Its financial results are published systematically on the websites of the above mentioned markets.