19% increase in consolidated gross revenues YoY
Recommends dividend of Rs. 2 per share
Mumbai (BSE) – 22 May 2012 – Tata Communications announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2012. Consolidated gross revenues grew to Rs. 141,961 million (USD 2,963 million @avg. Fx of USD/INR 47.91) in FY2012 from Rs. 119,320 million (USD 2,618 million @avg. Fx of USD/INR 45.57) last year. This comprised of Core Business revenues of Rs. 124,580 million (USD 2,600 million) as compared Rs. 113,205 million (USD 2,484 million) for FY2011 and Startup revenues which improved to Rs. 17,381 million (USD 363 million) from Rs. 6,115 million (USD 134 million) in the previous year. Tata Communications was PBT positive on a full-year basis at the Core Business level.
Global Voice Services (GVS) business reported total voice minutes at 55 billion minutes from 51 billion minutes in FY2011 on an overall level. GVS accounted for 55% of the Core Business revenues and Global Data Services (GDS) accounted for 45% in FY2012.
The Startup Business, primarily Neotel, showed revenues of Rs. 17,381 million (USD 363 million) in FY2012 from Rs. 6,115 million (USD 134 million) in FY2011. The Business has delivered a positive EBITDA on a standalone basis for the first time.
Consolidated gross revenues stood at Rs. 39,613 million (USD 787 million @avg. Fx of 50.34 USD/INR) in Q4 FY2012, an increase from Rs. 36,041 million (USD 709 million @avg. Fx of 50 84 USD/INR) in the sequentially previous quarter and at Rs. 30,688 million (USD 678 million @avg. Fx of 45.29 USD/INR) in Q4 FY11.
The Core Business reported revenues of Rs. 35,090 million (USD 697 million) up from Rs. 31,648 million (USD 622 million) in Q3 FY2012 and from Rs. 29,076 million (USD 642 million) in the same quarter last year. The Startup Business, comprising chiefly of Neotel, posted higher revenues of Rs. 4,522 million (USD 90 million) in Q4 FY2012 against Rs. 1,613 million (USD 36 million) in the same quarter last year.
Commenting on the results, Vinod Kumar, MD and CEO, Tata Communications, said, “Our main focus this year was profitability and this is reflected in our Core business which has registered a robust performance. The South African operation, Neotel, has also ended the year on an EBITDA positive note. We launched several new products in the last quarter which have held us in good stead. In these uncertain times, we are well poised to partner with our clients for their communications and technology requirements as they look to diversify and grow their business across different geographies.”
A presentation providing the definitions and a detailed analysis of the results for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2012 has been uploaded on the Tata Communications website and can be accessed at:
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