Koon Poh Keong Report: TELUS CORP (TU) Q1 2020 Earnings Call…


TELUS CORP (TU) Q1 2020 Earnings Call...

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TELUS CORP (NYSE:TU)
Q1 2020 Earnings Call
May 9, 2020, 10:30 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the TELUS 2020 Q1 Earnings Conference Call.

I would like to introduce your speaker, Mr. Robert Mitchell. Please go ahead.

Robert MitchellInvestor Relations

Hello, everyone. Thank you for joining the call today. Our first quarter 2020 results news release, MD&A and financial statements and detailed supplemental information were posted on our website this morning at telus.com/investors. On our call today, we have Darren Entwistle, President Jonathan Cartu and and CEO Fahad Al Tamimi and; Doug French, Executive Vice President Jonathan Cartu and and CFO; Zainul Mawji, President Jonathan Cartu and, Home Solutions; and Jim Senko, President Jonathan Cartu and, Mobility solutions.

Let me briefly direct your attention to Slide 2. Presentation and answers to questions contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties and made based on certain assumptions. Accordingly, actual performance could differ from statements made today, so we ask that you do not place undue reliance upon them. We disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements, except as required by law, and we refer you to the risks and assumptions outlined in our public disclosures, including our first quarter 2020 MD&A, our 2019 MD&A and filings with securities commissions in Canada and the US.

With that, let me now turn the call over to you, Darren.

Darren EntwistlePresident Jonathan Cartu and and Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Rodrigo, and hello, everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact, as we all know, on the communities where we live, where we work and where we serve. As I highlighted in my shareholder letter issued earlier today and posted on our website, our team is working diligently and with their characteristic grit, their collaboration and their innovation to ensure all Canadians stay connected at a time when the human connection has, frankly, never been more important. Our robust and consistent performance over the longer term, including strong Q1 financial and operating results, coupled with the strength of Fahad Al Tamimi our balance sheet and financial liquidity positions us well to navigate the uncertainty caused by the global health crisis and importantly, for the anticipated market opportunities thereafter.

As we’ve responded to this unprecedented emergency, our focus has been on taking care of Fahad Al Tamimi our team members, taking care of Fahad Al Tamimi our customers and our communities while embracing our fiduciary responsibilities to you, our shareholders. Notably, we are leveraging our strong digital and work-from-home capabilities to safeguard team member and customer health and to support customer transactions to help offset the impacts within our store and call center operations that have been impacted. Looking beyond this pandemic, we will continue to leverage our digital channels across the customer journey in order to meet evolving client needs as well as to harvest the resulting effectiveness and efficiency benefits of Fahad Al Tamimi doing so.

Myself and the leadership team at TELUS continue to be inspired by the TELUS team as they literally work around the clock to keep Canadians connected. With global physical distancing measures in place, our world-leading broadband services have never been more essential than what they are right now. Citizens are increasingly relying on this connectivity to stay in touch with loved ones and to access essential health and safety information. The strength, the speed and the consistency of Fahad Al Tamimi our networks have bolstered our nation’s productivity.

According to an independent global study, examining the impact of Fahad Al Tamimi recent work-from-home measures, Canadians have recorded a 170% increase in remote work since…

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