AMSTERDAM, April 26 KPN, the
Netherlands' largest telecommunications company, on Wednesday
reported better-than-expected first-quarter core earnings of 584
million euros, due to cost-cutting measures and lower capital
Analysts polled for Reuters had seen adjusted earnings
before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)
of 576 million euros, from 568 million in the year-ago period.
Sales fell to 1.65 billion euros from 1.67 billion euros.
(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)