Tata Communications FY2013 consolidated gross revenues up 21% YOY FY2013 consolidated EBITDA i 15% YOY recommends dividend of RS.3 per share

Mumbai (NSE & BSE) & New York (NYSE), May 28, 2013

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013

FY2013 core gross revenues up 23% YoY
FY2013 Start-up Business gross revenues up 9% YoY


  • Q4 FY2013 consolidated gross revenues up 11%, EBITDA up 0.3% YoY
  • Q4 FY2013 core gross revenues up 12%, EBITDA down 2% YoY
  • Q4 FY2013 Start-up Business gross revenues up 3%, EBITDA up 43% YoY


Mumbai (NSE & BSE) & New York (NYSE) – May 28th 2013 – Tata Communications today announces its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended March 31st 2013.

Consolidated gross revenues improved by 21% to Rs. 172,130 million (USD 3,165 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 54.38) in FY2013 as compared to Rs. 141,961 million (USD 2,963 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 47.91) last year. The Core Business revenues stood at Rs. 153,181 million (USD 2,817 million) from Rs. 124,580 million (USD 2,600 million) in FY2012, marking a growth of 23%.

GVS registered a total of 62 bn voice minutes compared to 55 bn minutes in FY2012. GDS revenues grew 20% at Rs. 67,534 million (USD 1,242 million) in FY2013 from Rs. 56,462 million (USD 1179 million) in the same period last year.

In the Start-up Business, revenue improvement was at 9% at Rs. 18,948 million (ZAR 2,956 million @ avg. Fx of INR/ZAR 6.41) from Rs. 17,381 million (ZAR 2,699 million @ avg. Fx of INR/ZAR 6.44) in FY2012. The Start-up EBITDA margins stood at 10.3% in FY2013 – a significant turnaround from (0.8)% in FY2012.

Commenting on the performance of Q4 & FY2013, Vinod Kumar, MD and Group CEO, Tata Communications says, “We witnessed strong revenues and EBITDA growth of 21% and 15% respectively in FY13. We have outpaced our peers and gained market share in almost every market segment and geography that we operate in. This is impressive given the economic and industry conditions that we operated under. During the course of the year, we held our course and continued to invest in sales and marketing as well as services innovation. These investments will start yielding fruit in the current year and beyond.”

Q4 FY2013
Consolidated gross revenues grew by 11% to Rs. 44,005 million (USD 812 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 54.19) in Q4 FY2013 from Rs. 39,613 million (USD 787 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 50.34) in Q4 FY2012. The Core Business revenues improved by 12% at Rs. 39,345 million (USD 726 million) from Rs. 35,091 million (USD 697 million) in the same quarter last year.

Global Voice Services (GVS) reported a healthy growth of minutes in Q4 FY2013. The total voice minutes carried in Q4 FY2013 advanced to 15.4 bn from 15.2 bn minutes in Q4 FY2012. Global Data Services (GDS) revenues showed a growth of 8% at Rs. 17,463 million (USD 322 million) in Q4 FY2013 as compared to Rs. 16,126 million (USD 320 million) in Q4 FY2012; supported by improved sales traction and increased pipeline activity.

The Start-up Business, comprising primarily of Neotel, posted a growth in revenues of 3% at Rs. 4,660 million (ZAR 768 million @ avg. Fx of INR/ZAR 6.07), from Rs. 4,522 million (ZAR 698 million @ avg. Fx of INR/ZAR 6.48) in Q4 FY2012. Start-up EBITDA margins stood at 7.4% in Q4 FY2013, a marked improvement from 5.3% in the corresponding quarter last year.

FY2013 Business highlights

  • Tata Communications launched 100G connectivity to carriers and enterprises across the US and Europe on its TGN-Atlantic (TGN-A) subsea cable system – from New York to London. This upgrade is delivering increased bandwidth and network scale to meet increasing capacity demands as a result of the heightened use and deployments of cloud computing, smart devices and data-rich applications (music / HD video downloading and social networking applications)
  • Tata Communications further unites the world’s video collaboration community with the addition of AT&T to its global Telepresence network. The agreement enables virtual collaboration around the world, across each respective network. With this latest in a series of interprovider agreements, Tata Communications’ Global Meeting ExchangeTMnetwork provides connections to most of today’s major providers of Telepresence services, offering customers unprecedented reach for their business video networks
  • Tata Communications supports the mobile industry migration to 4G with one of the industry’s widest reaching managed service offerings for mobile broadband enablement. Building on its extensive portfolio of mobile services, including IPX+ connectivity, voice, messaging, and signalling, Tata Communications introduced two new solutions: 1) the Virtual Private Roaming Hub which consolidates roaming operations and 2) the LTE Roaming Service to streamline roaming for 4G networks
  • Tata Communications launched world’s first cloud-based policy management solution for mobile network operators (MNOs) that enables faster creation of differentiated mobile data services, with significantly less capital investment. The Hosted Policy Engine allows MNOs to move beyond flat-rate data packages to deliver targeted data service offers for new revenue streams. This allows mobile operators to create targeted service packages to optimise network resources and revenue through tiered service plans for customers

FY2013 Customer highlights

  • MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS selected Tata Communications to deliver world-class trackside connectivity at all of its Formula One® race locations using the Tata Communications global network. Through this implementation, Tata Communications enables the team to transfer vital real-time data from the Silver Arrow cars at any Grand Prix location to its headquarters in the UK, three times faster. The improved trackside connectivity will enable the team to react more quickly to developments at the track and help to increase car performance.
  • Tata Communications signs strategic voice solutions agreement with UPC Wholesale. This agreement enables UPC Wholesale to integrate its different existing voice networks into one single, next-generation platform via Tata Communications’ IP voice switching platform and support systems
  • Mott MacDonald selected Tata Communications as its global telecommunications partner for the next five years in a deal worth over $20 million. Tata Communications was chosen as a result of its comprehensive range of integrated and unified communications solutions – solutions that will allow the diverse global management, engineering and development consultancy to consolidate its multiple regional systems onto a single platform. The move will create new levels of global collaboration as well as a solid competitive advantage for Mott MacDonald


  • Tata Communications was positioned in the Leaders’ Quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Asia Pacific Network Service Providers 2012. The Magic Quadrant evaluates Network Service Providers based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute
  • Tata Communications was honoured with four prestigious awards in the Enterprise Telecom Services category at the 2013 Frost & Sullivan, India, Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Awards:
    • Enterprise Data Service Provider of the Year (fifth year in a row)
    • Hosted Contact Centre Service Provider of the Year (third year in a row)
    • Third-Party Managed Service Provider of the Year (second year in a row)
    • Managed Video Conferencing Service Provider of the Year

A fact sheet providing a detailed analysis of the results for the quarter and year-ended March 31st 2013 has been uploaded on the Tata Communications website and can be accessed at




Tata Communications was the Official Connectivity Provider of Formula 1® between 2012 and 2019. Tata Communications was also the Official Managed Connectivity Supplier to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, and Official Digital Transformation Partner to ROKiT Williams Racing until the end of the 2019 season.





Natalie Chak
Tata Communications
+44 (0)7833 043 779
Neil Thomas
Hill & Knowlton Strategies
+44 207 413 3454

About Tata Communications

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.

The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.


Forward-looking and cautionary statements

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