May 15, 2018 / 6:25 AM / in 5 months

BRIEF-Vodafone reports 12 pct rise in full-year core earnings

May 15 (Reuters) - Vodafone Group PLC:

* PROFIT FOR YEAR OF EUR 2.8 BILLION

* TOTAL REVENUE DOWN 2.2% TO EUR 46.6 BILLION, PRIMARILY DUE TO DECONSOLIDATION OF VODAFONE NETHERLANDS AND FX MOVEMENTS

* ORGANIC SERVICE REVENUE UP 1.6%** AND Q4 UP 1.4%**, WITH GOOD MOMENTUM IN DATA, FIXED/CONVERGENCE AND ENTERPRISE

* STRONG GROWTH IN ORGANIC ADJUSTED EBITDA, UP 11.8%* TO EUR 14.7 BILLION AND EXCEEDING GUIDANCE FOR ‘AROUND 10%’ ORGANIC GROWTH

* VODAFONE INDIA SERVICE REVENUE DOWN 18.7%*, EBITDA DOWN 34.5%*; MERGER WITH IDEA CELLULAR EXPECTED TO CLOSE IN JUNE

* FINAL DIVIDEND PER SHARE OF 10.23 EUROCENTS, UP 2.0%, GIVING TOTAL DIVIDENDS PER SHARE FOR YEAR OF 15.07 EUROCENTS

* 2019 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE: ORGANIC ADJUSTED EBITDA GROWTH (EXCLUDING SETTLEMENTS AND UK HANDSET FINANCING) OF 1 - 5%; FCF PRE-SPECTRUM OF AT LEAST EUR 5.2 BILLION (INCLUDING EUR 0.2 BILLION OF CASH INVESTMENT IN GIGABIT PLAN) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By London Bureau)

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