Q3 FY2013 Global Voice Services NetRevenues up 4% YoY, EBITDA up 21% YoY
Q3 FY2013 Global Data Services Gross Revenues up 21% YoY, EBITDA up 8% YoY
Q3 FY2013 Start-up Business Gross Revenues up 9% YoY, EBITDA up 290% YoY
New York (NYSE) & Mumbai (BSE) – February 9th 2013 – Tata Communications Limited, today announces its financial results for the quarter and nine-months ended December 31st 2012(Q3 FY13 and 9M FY13 respectively).
Consolidated Gross Revenues improved by 23% to Rs. 44,341million (USD 819 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 54.12) in Q3 FY2013 from Rs. 36,041million (USD 709 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 50.84) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The Core Business Revenues increased by 25% at Rs. 39,532million (USD 730 million) from Rs. 31,648million (USD 623 million) in Q3 FY2012.
The Startup Business, pertaining broadly to Neotel, showed a growth in revenues of9% at Rs. 4,810million (ZAR 772 million @ avg. Fx of INR/ZAR 6.23),from Rs. 4,394million (ZAR 701 million @ avg. Fx of INR/ZAR 6.27) in Q3 FY2012. The EBITDA margins in the Startup Business stood10.3% in Q3 FY2013 significantly higher from2.9% in Q3 FY2012.
Consolidated Gross Revenues were at Rs. 128,125million (USD 2354 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 54.44) in 9M FY2013 as compared to Rs. 102,348million (USD 2173 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 47.10) last year; showing a growth of 25%. The Core Business grew27% to Rs. 113,836million (USD 2091 million) from Rs. 89,489million (USD 1900 million) in 9M FY2012.
GVS reported a total of 46.7 bn voice minutes compared to 40.1bn minutes in 9M FY2012. GDS revenues improved 24% at Rs. 50,071million (USD 920 million) in 9M FY2013 from Rs. 40,335million (USD 856 million) in 9M FY2012.
In the Startup Business, revenue growth was at 11% at Rs. 14,289million (ZAR 2192 million @ avg. Fx of INR/ZAR 6.52) from Rs. 12,859million (ZAR 2000 million @ avg. Fx of INR/ZAR 6.43) in the same period last year. The EBITDA margins at Neotel were reported at 11.2% in 9M FY2013 from -2.9% in 9M FY2012.
Commenting on the performance of Q3 and 9M FY2013, Vinod Kumar, MD and Group CEO, Tata Communications, said, “Our performance this quarter is a reflection of our focused drive to progressively improve operating results, while at the same time,maintaintop-line growth. We have firmly established all the foundational pieces required to support a solid, global communications and media business and are now focused on sweating our global assets as we continue to innovate and keep what we have developed at the forefront of the market.”
Corporate highlights for FY13
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Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
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