Vodafone 2024 Annual Report

149 Vodafone Group Plc Annual Report 2024 149

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Vodafone Group Plc Annual Report 2024

Segmental analysis The Group’s operating segments are established on the basis of those components of the Group that are evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision maker in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. The Group has determined the chief operating decision maker to be its Chief Executive. The Group has a single group of similar services and products, being the supply of communications services and related products. On 1 April 2023, the Group revised its segments by moving Vodafone Egypt from the Other Markets segment to the Vodacom segment, following the transfer of Vodafone Egypt to the Vodacom group in December 2022. Consequently, the Vodacom segment has been re-named to ‘Africa’ and the Other Markets segment has been re-named to ‘Turkey’ because this segment comprised only Vodafone Turkey during the year ended 31 March 2024. In October 2023 and March 2024, the Group announced the planned disposals of Vodafone Spain and Vodafone Italy, respectively. Consequently, Vodafone Spain and Vodafone Italy have been classified as discontinued operations and are therefore no longer reporting segments of the Group. Revenue is attributed to a country based on the location of the Group company reporting the revenue. Transactions between operating segments are charged at arm’s-length prices. The operating segments for Germany, UK and Africa are individually material for the Group and are each reporting segments for which certain financial information is provided. In addition, the Vantage Towers operating segment was a separately listed part of the Group until its disposal into a joint venture on 22 March 2023 (see note 27 ‘Acquisitions and disposals’) and is presented as a reporting segment until the date of its disposal as it is considered to provide useful information to users of the financial statements. The aggregation of smaller operating segments into the Other Europe and Turkey reporting segments reflects, in the opinion of management, the similar local market economic characteristics and regulatory environments for each of those operating segments as well as the similar products and services sold and comparable classes of customers. In the case of the Other Europe region (comprising Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary (until its disposal on 31 January 2023), Ireland, Portugal and Romania), this largely reflects membership or a close association with the European Union, whilst the Turkey segment (comprising Turkey and Ghana until its disposal on 21 February 2023) sits outside the European Union and has different economic and regulatory environment characteristics. Common Functions is a separate reporting segment and comprises activities which are undertaken primarily in central Group entities that do not meet the criteria for aggregation with other reporting segments. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDAaL, the Group’s measure of segment profit, to the Group’s profit or loss before taxation for the financial year is shown below. Re-presented 1 Re-presented 1 2024 2023 2022 €m €m €m Adjusted EBITDAaL 11,019 12,424 12,693 Restructuring costs (703) (538) (213) Interest on lease liabilities 440 355 320 Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets (34) (41) (37) Depreciation and amortisation on owned assets (7,397) (7,520) (7,656) Share of results of equity accounted associates and joint ventures (96) 433 389 Impairment reversal/(loss) 2 64 (64) – Other income 372 9,402 244 Operating profit 3,665 14,451 5,740 Investment income 581 232 251 Finance costs (2,626) (1,609) (1,842) Profit before taxation 1,620 13,074 4,149 Notes: 1 The results for the years ended 31 March 2023 and 31 March 2022 have been re-presented to reflect that the results of Vodafone Spain and Vodafone Italy are now reported as discontinued operations. See note 7 ‘Discontinued operations and assets held for sale’ for more information. 2 The impairment reversal/(loss) for the years ended 31 March 2024 and 31 March 2023 relates to Indus Towers. See overleaf and note 4 ‘Impairment losses’.

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