Telekom Malaysia Bhd posted an impressive set of results for fiscal year ended Dec 31, 2006, recording net profit of RM2.07 billion, up 155% from a year ago, boosted by higher group revenue, better cost and financial management and foreign exchange gain.

It said on Feb 23 group revenue rose 17.6% to RM16.4 billion, driven primarily by the cellular, data services, Internet and multimedia segments. Overseas operations contributed 25% to the group’s revenue, up from only 13% in 2005.

It recommended a final dividend of 30 sen per share, bringing the total dividend payout of 2006 to RM1.14 billion, representing 55% of TM’s profits.