04:44 pm - Saturday 29 April 2017

Net profit of Reliance Communicatons in Q3 up by 2.7 percent and India revenue by 3.2 percent

By insightVAS - Mon Feb 10, 2:08 pm

Reliance Communications has announced that its consolidated net profit up by 2.7 percent at Rs 108 crore for Q3 of this fiscal year compared to the same period last year.

Revenue at Rs. 5,403 crore went up 1.9 percent from Rs. 5,301 crore in Q3 previous year.

EBITDA at Rs. 1,845 crore, up 11.6 percent from Rs.1,653 crore in Q3 previous year. EBITDA margin at 34.2 percent, amongst the highest in the industry, with strong contribution from both India and Global businesses.

India Operations Revenue & EBITDA: Q3 India Operations revenue at Rs. 4,637 crore, up 3.2 percent Y-O-Y from Rs.4,493 cr in Q3 previous year. Q3 India Operations EBITDA at Rs. 1,606 crore, up 15.0 percent Y-O-Y.

Global Operations Revenue & EBITDA: Q3 Revenues at Rs. 1,090 crore, down by 8.3 percent from Rs. 1,188 crore in Q3 previous year. Q3 EBIDTA at Rs.239 crore, down by 6.6 percent Y-O-Y. Q3 EBITDA margin stands at 21.9 percent.

RCOM has generated operational cash flow (EBITDA) of Rs. 1,845 crore in Q3, paid net finance charges of Rs. 749 crore and invested Rs. 327 crore on capex during the quarter. It remains free cash flow (FCF) positive and this is expected to continue.

RPM increased to 43.5 paisa, up 5.1 percent Y-O-Y. Voice RPM has increased to 33.5 paisa, up 8.4 percent Y-O-Y. We have significantly improved RPM with tariff hikes and strong focus on paid and profitable minutes.

The total MOUs down by 1.8 percent y-o-y at 101.9 billion.

ARPU up 11.6 percent y-o-y at Rs. 125 in Q3.

The total data traffic grew 85.2 percent y-o-y at 41,702 million MB. The traffic has increased due to increase in data subscribers and higher data usage per customer.

The total data customer base has grown 31.2 percent y-o-y to 36.2 million including 11.1 million 3G customers in Q3.


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