UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 6-K
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of July, 2023

Commission File Number: 001-09531

Telefónica, S.A.
(Translation of registrant's name into English)

Distrito Telefónica, Ronda de la Comunicación s/n,
28050 Madrid, Spain
3491-482 87 00
(Address of principal executive offices)


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Telefónica, S.A.


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1.Telefónica Group: Presentation on quarterly results January-June 20232





 
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Key takeaways Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete Chairman & CEO


 
Delivering on our goals Looking ahead… Key developments Towards OIBDA stabilisation Retail revenue growth sequential improvement Copper shutdown (Apr- 24) In-market consolidation prospects Stellar OIBDA-CapEx (Q2 23 +34.3% y-o-y) Outgrowing inflation, margin expansion Growth + Lower CapEx intensity B2C ecosystem opportunity Narrowed 2023 guidance on continued momentum Executing strategy; growth & transformation Well-received M4M underpins future growth Sequential revenue and OIBDA improvement Accelerated network rollout (175k PPs; 5G) Synergies realisation (£540m by mid-26) In-market consolidation prospects BrasilSpain Germany UK Excellent progress in 5G: ~90% coverage Value-Adding Group T. Infra. Scaling-up fibre vehicles Consolidation prospects T. Tech. Distinctive growth profile Potential source of value Open Gateway: 32 Telcos MoU Developing AI-based use cases T. Hispam. Largest fibre wholesaler in Peru. Network sharing MoU with Tigo in Colombia. Core markets Group 2


 
Driving profitable and sustainable growth Revenue y-o-y organic +3.3% 5 Qs in a row of reported growth OIBDA y-o-y organic +3.5% Reported OIBDA already stabilised y-o-y OIBDA-CapEX y-o-y organic +3.4% OIBDA-CapEx H1 (+2.7%) Net Debt Cash dividend payment €27.5bn FCF €842m; H1 €1.3bn Focused on investment grade credit rating and deleverage • Prudent debt management • Q2 23 FCF €842m, +0.9% y-o-y • FCF almost doubling sequentially Consistent revenue growth (org. y-o-y) • B2B a solid driver; +6.9% • Sustained service revenue growth (+3.4%) • Price rises flow through to OIBDA Growing accesses; ongoing commercial momentum • Fibre (+15% y-o-y); mobile contract (+3% y-o-y); 5G coverage increasing • Long term customer relationships; high NPS, churn under control • CapEx devoted to long term growth; smart capital allocation OIBDA (org. y-o-y) sequential improvement (+2.4 p.p.) • All core operations improved vs. Q1 y-o-y org. • Costs efficiencies and digitalisation measures • OIBDA margin up y-o-y org. Improved OIBDA and FCF momentum Q2 23 3


 
FX impact Net debt -€0.6bn € (m) H1 23 Q2 23 Revenue 48 (88) OIBDA 10 (37) H1 23 Q2 23 € in millions Reported Reported y-o-y Reported Reported y-o-y Revenue 20,178 3.7% 10,133 0.9% OIBDA 6,266 (1.2%) 3,144 (0.1%) OIBDA Underlying 6,306 1.3% 3,161 0.1% Net Income 760 (25.9%) 462 44.5% FCF (incl. leases principal payments) 1,296 (3.9%) 842 0.9% Net Financial Debt ex-leases 27,479 (3.9%) H1 23 Q2 23 € in millions Reported + 50% VMO2 JV Organic y-o-y Reported + 50% VMO2 JV Organic y-o-y Revenue 23,164 4.1% 11,667 3.3% OIBDA 7,323 2.3% 3,689 3.5% OIBDA-CapEx (ex-spectrum) 4,326 2.7% 2,006 3.4% 4 Financial update


 
Strong momentum supports 2023 guidance upgrade 2023 Dividend €0.3/share (cash) December 2023 €0.15/sh. (cash) June 2024 €0.15/sh. (cash) 2023 calendar payments 15th June 2023 €0.15/sh.; cash 14th December 2023 €0.15/sh.; cash 24.8m own shares cancelled April 2023 2023 guidance Organic Shareholder remuneration 5 1.4% treasury stock to be cancelled Targets Initial 2023 guidance Upgraded 2023 guidance H1 23 Revenue y-o-y organic “Low single digit growth” “ ~4% growth ” 4.1% OIBDA y-o-y organic “Low single digit growth” “ ~3% growth ” 2.3% CapEx/Sales organic ~14% Maintained ~14% 12.7%


 
ESG progress Net-zero by 2040 (SBTi validated) 100% renewables by 2030 Zero-waste by 2030 >90% MBB rural coverage by 2024 1 33% women executives by 2024 Zero adjusted pay gap by 2024 2 1 Core markets. 2 Adjusted pay gap: equal pay for jobs of equal value 3. Parity defined as not less than 40% of each gender represented 4. Financing linked to sustainability criteria includes balance sheet debt, hybrids and undrawn committed credit lines based on ICMA sustainable bond principles, LMA Sustainability Linked Loan Principles and other ESG criteria. Not necessarily linked to EU Taxonomy aligned activities Key targets Environmental Social Governance Parity 3 in top governing bodies by 2030 Zero-tolerance of corruption 30-35% sustainable linked financing by 2024 4 6 On the path to net-zero: VMO2’s targets validated by SBTi, following TEF’s (Jul-22) Fostering Renewables: 8 distributed generation plants added during Q2 (BR) Circular economy: new commitments to takeback, reuse & recycle devices Connecting communities: T. Group 169.7m UBB PPs; new fibreCo (PE) Driving diversity & inclusion: >32% women executives (Jun-23) Promoting employability: ~1.2m beneficiaries via T. Foundation (H1 23) Sustainable financing: GlobalCapital Award for Most Impressive Corporate Hybrid Issuer Protecting customers: Blocked +533m cybersecurity threats (SP) ESG Academy; launched Group wide training on sustainability topics Examples of our progress H


 
Q2 23 Results Mr. Ángel Vilá COO


 
90.1 90.1 90.3 92.6 91.5 1.1% 1.2% 1.0% 0.9% 0.9% Spain Convergent KPIs Stronger commercial traction accelerates retail revenue Churn (%)ARPU (€) 36% 37% 39% 36% 36% 25% 24% 23% 26% 22% OIBDA-CapExOIBDA Margins (organic) Revenue & OIBDA growth (y-o-y organic) 7 1.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% (0.5%) (0.1%) 0.9% 1.7% 1.9% (3.4%) (2.8%) (2.1%) (1.7%) (1.0%) Growing FBB & postpaid base y-o-y Solid churn, ARPU growth and best-in-class NPS Customer lifetime, +23% y-o-y Refreshed B2C portfolio (since 1st August) Improved retail revenue (+1.9% y-o-y in Q2) OIBDA closer to stabilisation Benchmark (OIBDA-CapEx)/Sales (24% in H1) Promoting circular economy (device recycling) Net adds (k) 3 1 21 24 3 14 23 43 (26) (9) (5) (7) Postpaid ConvergentFBB Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 Q3 22 Q4 22Q2 22 Q1 23 Q2 23 Q3 22 Q4 22Q2 22 Q1 23 Q2 23 Q3 22 Q4 22Q2 22 Q1 23 Q2 23Q2 23 Revenue OIBDARetail Rev.CL 9 years +23%


 
Germany Fixed BB net adds (k) Revenue OIBDA 5.8% 6.0% 6.6% 8.0% 4.4% 3.1% 4.2% 6.6% 1.7% 2.8% Margins (organic) OIBDA-CapExOIBDA Revenue & OIBDA organic growthPostpay net adds (k) Q2 23Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 374 304 264 368 302 Good operational traction & sustained financial performance M4M ‘O2 Mobile’ successfully launched O2 contract ARPU +1.0% (vs. Q2 22) Strong OIBDA growth (+1.1 p.p. q-o-q) YE 23 target of 90% 5G pop coverage already achieved at mid-year 2023 Revenue & OIBDA outlook narrowed to “upper range of low single-digit growth” Promoting digital skills & inclusion Q2 23Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 5 19 18 25 22 Q2 23Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 32% 31% 31% 30% 31% 17% 15% 17% 18% 19% Q2 23Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 8


 
Virgin Media O2 114 115 188 108 175 0.8% 0.8% 0.9% 1.0% 0.9% 0.2% (0.6%) 0.4% 3.9% 6.2% 4.8% 8.1% 9.9% 1.4% 3.7% 38% 38% 37% 36% 37% 19% 16% 17% 18% 17% Fixed network build (k PPs) Mobile contract churn (%) Revenue OIBDA Margins (organic) OIBDA-CapExOIBDA All organic according to Telefonica criteria Q2 23Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 9 Revenue & OIBDA growth (y-o-y organic) Focus on network investment Growing converged base; Volt surpassed the 1.5m customers milestone 175k PPs in Q2 23 and 5G connectivity >2,800 towns and cities Price increases in fixed & mobile Accelerating revenue and OIBDA growth Executing synergies above plans 29% reduction in carbon emissions (Scope 1 & 2) against 2020 baseline Q2 23Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 Q2 23Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 Q2 23Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 UBB PPs 16.4m


 
Leader in contract m.s. 43.6% (+1.9 p.p. y-o-y) Rational mobile market Entry top-up level R$15 (+25% vs. previous) Contract churn decreasing (1.0%) Mobile ARPU: +8% y-o-y in Q2 23 Service revenue booming despite Oi annualisation MSR (+10.4%): strong trading & tariff increase Fixed (+2.3%): FTTH & B2B Digital services (+31%) Lower CapEx intensity:+27.8% OIBDA-CapEx H1 23 Ethnic diversity: 41% employees self-declared as black (+7% vs. 2022) Brazil 21.0 23.3 24.7 29 Accesses growth (y-o-y) FTTH Premises passed (m) Outgrowing, outlasting inflation 20% 18% 18% 15% 3% 25% 21% 19% 17% 15% FTTHContract 11.1% 10.6% 10.1% 12.1% 7.6%8.5% 12.3% 6.6% 9.5% 11.1% Revenue OIBDA 40% 43% 44% 40% 42% 19% 22% 24% 27% 23% OIBDA-CapExOIBDA Revenue & OIBDA growth (y-o-y organic) Margins (organic) Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 Q2 23 Jun-22 Dec-24EDec-22 Jun-23 10 Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 Q2 23 Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 Q2 23 Mobile contract share 41.8% 41.7% 43.5% 43.7% 43.6%


 
429 456 885 T. Tech, a leading IT provider for B2B digitalisation Double-digit y-o-y growth across T. Tech businesses Accelerated growth in constant perimeter • Q2 23 ~+29% y-o-y (+2 p.p. q-o-q); >2x market growth Key differential growth driver for T. Group B2B revenue Well-balanced revenue mix • High weight of Managed & Professional services & own platforms • >85% revenues in hard currency markets Differential customer journey; relevant in the B2B market • Telefónica, leader in "Telecom Services Sector Scorecard“ (GlobalData) Operational HighlightsT. Tech Revenue (€m) Strong commercial activity, solid position in customers • LTM Bookings ~+35% y-o-y Highly skilled team close to customers • Talent-led Co’: hiring, skilling & retaining • >6.2k professionals; 80% in Europe; ~4k certifications; 16% attrition (LTM) Industry Analysts Recognition 39.6%36.1% Leader: Cybersecurity Services RadarView Leader: Global Industrial IoT Services Large Player: MDR Services Europe Landscape (Jul-23) Reinforced delivery • New DOC in Colombia (Cloud & Cyber) • TheThinX (IoT) lab in Spain New operating model for a new cycle of sustainable growth • Geographical BUs with commercial focus • Transversal service and delivery units to expand portfolio and capabilities Q1 23 Q2 23 H1 23 43.5%y-o-y 11


 
Accelerating FTTH deployments; efficient wholesale vehicles Critical digital infrastructure 12 Reinforced ownership 70% T. Infra; 30% Pontegadea Next generation subsea cables 7 new generation subsea cables since 2018 31,000 km 82,000 km Traffic +16% H1 23 y-o-y 53.3% (+1.7 p.p. vs. H1 22) OIBDA margin Solid profitability 6th quarter of consecutive organic OIBDA growth 1 Included in the total Group’s FTTH PPs. Jun-23 and 2026E includes Pangea PPs. 10 13 15 19 Dec-21 Dec-22 Mar-23 Jun-23 Q2 23 highlights 30 2026ETotal FTTH Premises Passed1 (m) • Reached >3.5k targeted low density municipalities • Commercially live (Jun-23); latest XGS-PON architecture • Entel Chile agreement approval expected H2 23E • T.Hispam reached an agreement with KKR and Entel Peru (36%, 54% and 10% stakes, respectively, in PangeaCo) • 1st nationwide open access wholesale fibreCo to bridge national divide • 5.2m FTTH PPs by 2026, >2x Jun-23 (2.5m) PangeaCo T. Infra, crystalising value of assets and capabilities • Present in 8 “Länders”; advanced in MoU sign-ins • Present in 22 Brazilian states UBB Global leader outside China


 
Q2 23 Results Mrs. Laura Abasolo CFCO & Head of T. Hispam


 
-27% invested capital (since Dec-19) Reducing exposure to the region: MOU in Colombia to share mobile infrastructure Agreement with KKR & Entel in Peru for PangeaCo Continue growing in high value accesses CapEx/Sales: 8% on new operational model OIBDA-CapEx expected to grow in 2023 Closing connectivity gap: e.g., IpT reached >3.3m people T. Hispam 14.8 15.8 16.8 17.6 18.6 FTTH & Cable PPs (m) 5% 5% 4% 4% 3% 19% 18% 19% 18% 16% FTTH & CableContract 4.2% 3.8% 2.8% 1.6% (0.4%) 10.2% 1.2% (1.5%) (3.9%) (5.0%) Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 Q2 23 Revenue OIBDA 22% 22% 22% 20% 20% 14% 15% 4% 15% 12% Continued execution Accesses growth (y-o-y) Revenue & OIBDA growth (y-o-y organic) Margins (organic) 13 OIBDA-CapExOIBDA Jun-22 Sep-22 Dec-22 Mar-22 14.9m FTTH Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 23 Q2 23 Jun-23 Q2 22 Q3 22 Q4 22 Q1 22 Q2 23


 
Further deleverage, sound liquidity and contained cost Comfortable liquidity position 11.7 Liquidity cushion, Jun-23 (€bn) 8.5 Cash position Undrawn credit lines & synd. credit facilities Cash liquidity 20.2 2.4 3.3 4.0 2.3 20242023 2025 2026 Gross debt maturities, Jun-23 (€bn) Debt portfolio de-risked & well positioned >80% Total debt fixed 12.4 yrs Avg. debt life Maturities covered over next 3 years 2.79x 2.62x Deleverage trend continues Net Debt/OIBDAaL Total debt related interest payment cost ex leases Contained interest payment cost 4.60% 3.47% Jun- 22 +100 bps in short- term rate = +€44m in interest payment Jun-23 14 ND €28.6bn ND €27.5bn Jun-22 Jun-23


 
Completing our transformation journey Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete Chairman & CEO


 
• NextGen infrastructure (fibre & 5G) • High storage & processing capabilities • Data-centric mediation platform • Decommission copper, 2G, 3G and IT • Open architectures towards programmable networks • AI as brain of future autonomous networks • Blockchain and tokenisation to capture Web3 wave • Growing in all business • Decisive transformation of revenue function • Growing in B2C; all time low churn and record NPS • AI for real-time service customisation • Outgrowing peers and market in B2B • NaaS (Open Gateway) and network slicing for NextGen of customised services • Massive virtualisation and softwarisation • 83% of processes digitalised • Route to zero-touch networks • Broader vendors ecosystem • Less capital intensive • Decommission broadly digested • Leading CapEx/Sales at ~14% in 2023 Radical transformation, benefits starting to materialise Improved revenue mix 52% 64% 72% 45% 34% 28% FY 16 FY 19 H1 23 BB & SoC o/total service revenue Voice & Access o/total service revenue CapEx/Sales organic 16.7% 15.0% 12.7% FY 16 FY 19 H1 23 Declining CapEx/Sales Revenue (organic y-o-y) 1.3% 3.2% 4.1% FY 16 FY 19 H1 23 Accelerated profitable growth 2 2 Future-ready 15 Technology levers Revenue OpEx+CapEx


 
Time to grow our ambition 16 Save the date Telefonica 2023 CMD November 8th, Madrid & streaming • New company vision and 2023-26 strategic plan. “GPS”: growth, profitability, sustainability • Customers at the centre, technology enabling better understanding of needs and deliver better service • Digitalisation at the core, technology-driven efficiency, operational excellence • Focus on profitable growth to fuel FCF, to increase financial flexibility, reduce leverage, reward shareholders Main pillars • Consistent revenue growth; volume, value and B2B drivers. API-based ways to monetise NextGen networks • Exploring OpEx & leases efficiencies. E2E digital transformation, leveraging AI. Commercial, network & IT, processes • Accelerate capital intensity reduction; legacy switch-off, traffic optimisation to reduce capacity CapEx Key levers include FCF growth 3 yrs plan


 
• Upgrading 2023 revenue and OIBDA guidance, 1.4% treasury to be cancelled, dividend confirmed • Positioned to benefit from industry, regulatory and technological changes • CMD Nov-23, to present our new company vision • ESG: enabling positive impact on the business and society • Continued to deliver in Q2, confident in our strategy and ability to maximise value for shareholders • Consistent and solid revenue growth (organic y-o-y); highlighting B2B • Significant OIBDA growth acceleration (organic and reported y-o-y); operational leverage Driving profitable growth, increasing ambition 17 • Networks leading; FTTH, 5G. Open Gateway; pioneers in driving efficiency through digitalisation / AI • FCF improvement in Q2 23; to continue in H2 23 • Committed to maintain an investment grade credit rating and leverage reduction


 
Results presentation and Q&A Session Telefónica’s management will host a webcast on 27 July at 10:00 AM (CEST), 9:00 AM (BST), and 4:00 AM (EDT) Participants from Telefónica • To access the webcast: click here • The webcast replay will be available on Telefónica IR’s website after the event • To participate in the Q&A session, please register using the following link to receive the dial in and PIN details. click here. • José María Álvarez-Pallete l Chairman & CEO • Ángel Vilá l COO • Laura Abasolo l CFCO & Head T. Hispam • Lutz Schüler l CEO Virgin Media O2 • Eduardo Navarro l Chief Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Officer • Adrián Zunzunegui l Global Director of Investor Relations Webcast Q&A Session


 
For further information, please contact: Investor Relations Adrián Zunzunegui (adrian.zunzunegui@telefonica.com) Isabel Beltrán (i.beltran@telefonica.com) Torsten Achtmann (torsten.achtmann@telefonica.com) Tel. +34 91 482 87 00 ir@telefonica.com www.telefonica.com/investors FOLLOW US: A List 2022 Bloomberg GEI 2023 1st company worldwide in 2022 Digital Inclusion Benchmark 1st in sector 2022 Member of DJSI Europe


 



SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Telefónica, S.A.
Date:July 27, 2023By:/s/ Laura Abasolo García de Baquedano
Name:Laura Abasolo García de Baquedano
Title:
Chief Finance and Control Officer for Telefonica, S.A.





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