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Updated: Tanla Solutions FY10 Profit Down 76%; Q4 Profit 10% Up QoQ

Update: In a post-results release, Tanla Solutions has shared details of its client roster for Q4-10. We’ll have more from their conference call tomorrow.

In India

Sony Entertainment India: is using Tanla’s services for managment of Management of ShortCode, Platform, and connectivity with mobile operators, for for popular TV programs such as KBC, Das Ka Dam, and Indian Idol.
Indian Idol is currently active on Tanla’s platform
Karaoke Services: launched with Reliance Communications pan-India
With Aircel: Launched Inbound VAS IVR services with Kerala circle, Inbound Customer Care IVR services with AP circle and Outbound Dialer Services with Himachal Pradesh circle
InTunes (Karaoke Application): tied up with Telescope Inc, a provider of Participation
TV and Mobile Marketing solutions to Media and corporate clients, for deployment and marketing of InTune in the USA to its portfolio of clients that include the largest broadcasters in the US. The platform has been deployed, and the commercial launch is expected in Q1 FY11.
Macro Kiosk: Tanla will provide Mobile Payments Platform connectivity to enable Billing & Aggregation for India and Singapore


License Manager:
— Sandisk, which produces flash memory cards, will pre-load memory cards with a suite of applications embedded with Tanla License Manager, to enable try & buy. Applications will be loaded on a minimum of 30 million cards, and distributed worldwide. The first batch of cards with applications will be loaded in the first
quarter 2010-11.
— FCC, the largest distributor of Mobile phones in the Middle East, will pre-load mobile phones in Kuwait, Saudi- Arabia and Egypt, will enable try-and-buy for applications using Tanla License Manager. The launch is expected in first quarter 2010-11.
— GetJar: One of the largest independent Application Stores, with nearly 65,000 applications, producing over 50 million downloads a month, will promote use of Tanla License Manager to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) on the GetJar store and to drive GetJar developers to use Tanla on-device payment system.
— Netqin, a China based Mobile security and anti virus software, will use Tanla’s license manager worldwide.
Mobile Aggregation & Billing Platform
— SMSCoin: Tanla to provide Mobile Payments Platform connectivity to enable premium SMS billing in the UK and India to SMSCoin, a micro-payment gateway provider via Premium SMS, with operations in 67 countries
— OneBip, which provides mobile payments for communities and gaming, will use Tanla’s Mobile Payments Platform connectivity to enable premium SMS billing in UK.
— Tanla will provide the mobile billing and aggregation platform for Circle Marketing, a content provider with a subscription model, providing unlimited content for R10/week in South Africa, as well as iTechlogic, a messaging application provider.

Earlier (May 14, 2010): 2009-2010 was a forgettable fiscal year for Mobile VAS company Tanla Solutions, which has registered a 46.36% decline in revenue, and a 75.97% decline in net profit, on a consolidated basis. A majority of Tanla’s revenues come from its overseas business, and its decline has hit the company hard: overseas revenues declined 45.94% to Rs. 3619.02 million from Rs. 6694.64 million, while its revenues from the Indian market declined 74% for the year, to Rs. 45.42, from Rs. 176.68 million. Net profit fell off a cliff from Rs. 2023.68, to Rs. 486.34, despite a 32% reduction in expenditure from Tanla Solutions.

But quarter on quarter, Tanla showed signs of recovery:

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Quarterly Results

Compared sequentially, revenue from India showed signs of recovery for Tanla Solutions, as it grew by 41.23% to Rs. 9.29 million. Overseas revenues also grew 6.48% to Rs. 977 million from Rs. 917.53 in the previous quarter. Quarter on quarter, net profit for Tanla also increased around 10% to Rs. 139.26 million, from Rs. 126.66 million. Compare these results with the corresponding quarter last year, and they still indicate declines in the double digit percentages.

Details: Financials

The consolidated results include results of the following subsidiaries: Tanla Solutions (UK), Tanla Mobile (UK), Tanla Mobile (India), Tanla Mobile Asia Pacific, Tanla Mobile Ireland, Tanla Mobile Middle East, Tanla Mobile South Africa, Tanla Oy (formerly OpenBit), Tanla Mobile Finland, Tanla Mobile South Asia (Sri Lanka), TZ Mobile (JV With ZED).

Tanla offers a range of value added services for media firms and telcos including content and campaign management, an MMS gateway, phone billing through Premium SMS for mobile applications and M-Raga, a mobile radio service as well as 3G services. During the quarter, Tanla completed the acquisition of its Finland based subsidiary Openbit (now called Tanlya Oy). Tanlya Oy has enabled on device payment solutions for the company, which is a key offering for clients like Nokia. Earlier last year, Tanla inked a 5 year (non-exclusive) agreement with Nokia, covering Licence Management and Mobile Payments related to maps. Tanla will provide their License Manager, On-Device Payment Solutions where they have credit card payments and operator billing in 100 operator networks; and Professional Services across platforms for customization of the solutions for handsets.

More from Tanla’s conference call when there’s an update.

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Tanla Completes OpenBit Acquisition; Final 10% Stake For EUR 5.95M
Tanla Net Profit At Rs.126.6M, Domestic Sales Shrinks Further
– Tanla Call: Nokia Deal For Maps; Non-Exclusive; Revenue Expectations
– Nokia & Tanla Sign 5 Year Licence Management, Mobile Payments Deal

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Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

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