Updated: More operational details from R-Com’s quarterly report.
Reliance Communications which provides GSM and CDMA mobile services, wireline broadband and ILD & NLD services, reported a decline in its quarterly net profits, compared to the same quarter last year. Its net profits declined to Rs 322 crore, a decline of 34.42% from profits of Rs 491 crore that it registered last year, during the same quarter. Although, sequentially, there has been an increase as the company’s profits last quarter were Rs 222 crore. The net profit after adjustment of shares of minority interest and associates stands at Rs 252 crore. R-Com registered an increase of 2% QoQ in terms of net revenue which now stands at Rs 5040 crore. The company’s EBITDA was at Rs 1605 crore, with an EBITDA margin of 31.8%.
– Wireless: on a consolidated basis, the company’s Wireless business increased 2.1% sequentially, at Rs. 4417 crore in revenues, revenue increased 6.15% year on year from Rs. 4161 crore.
– Wireless EBITDA is at Rs 1176 crore, up 0.2%, against Rs 1173 crore that it registered during the previous quarter.
– RCOM’s customer base is up 2.7% QoQ from 143 million, at 147 million representing a market share of 16.9%.This includes 2.1 million 3G subscribers. 97% of the total are Pre paid customers.
– Wireless minutes of usage increased from 97.3 billion to 98.9 billion, up 1.6% QoQ, while minutes of use per customer in a month saw a minor decline of 6 minutes at 227 minutes.
– Revenue per minute at 0.45 paise/min. Has been almost stable since the last six quarters. – Wireless ARPU was Rs 101, a decline from last quarter’s ARPU of Rs 103. Wireless churn was at 4%.
– RCom’s Global Enterprise Business Unit(GEBU) EBIDTA represents 35% of consolidated EBITDA. Net revenue from this segment was at Rs 2335 crore up 1.9% QoQ. According to a company statement, the growth was due to higher sales in the Middle East in Carrier segment and in Indian enterprise. Starting previous quarter, RCom has combined its broadband and Global operations under the GEBU segment and has not reported separate revenues, results and subscriber details for its broadband business.
– Order for Outsourced Data Centre facility in India for Rs 1400 crore: RCOM signed a deal with HDFC Bank for 15 years for building and maintaining a data centre. RCOM intends to build a new facility which will also house a cloud computing centre.
– Reliance Globalcom announced the commercial launch of upgraded capacity on Flag Europe-Asia and FALCON cable systems to over 500 GB.
– Total International Long Distance minutes increased to 5043 million this quarter compared to last quarter’s 5019 million.
– Total National Long Distance Minutes witnessed an increase at 16,924 million minutes, during Q2FY12.
– Broadband Access lines saw an increase of 6,000 , registering a total of 1,522,000
– Reliance Digital TV has 3.9 million subscribers, with a 10% market share in the Indian DTH market.
– It also introduced a Loyalty program for DTH subscribers wherin they get reward points for spends.