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RCOM Q3FY12: Wireless Revenue Up 0.7% QoQ; ARPU At Rs 100, Net Profit Down 54%

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 241 crore, a decline of  54.1% from profits of Rs 525 crore that it registered last year, during the same quarter. Sequentially, there has been a decline as the company’s profits last quarter were Rs 322 crore.  The net profit after adjustment of shares of minority interest and associates stands at Rs 186 crore. R-Com registered an increase of 0.24% QoQ in terms of net revenue which now stands at Rs 5052 crore. The company’s EBITDA was at Rs 1611 crore, with an EBITDA margin of 31.9%.


– Wireless: on a consolidated basis, the company’s Wireless business increased 0.7% sequentially, at Rs. 4447 crore in revenues, revenue increased 9.42% year on year from Rs. 4064 crore.

– Wireless EBITDA is at Rs 1182 crore, up 0.5%, against Rs 1176 crore that it registered during the previous quarter.

– RCOM’s customer base is up 2.0% QoQ from 147 million, at 150.1 million representing a market share of 16.9%.This includes 2.8 million 3G subscribers. 97.1% of the total are Pre paid customers.

– Wireless minutes of usage increased from 98.9 billion to 99.9 billion, up 1% QoQ, while minutes of use per customer in a month saw a minor decline of  3 minutes at 224 minutes.

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– Revenue per minute at 45 paise/min. Has been almost stable since the last six quarters. – Wireless ARPU was Rs 100, a minor decline from last quarter’s ARPU of Rs 101. Wireless churn was at 4.2%


– RCom’s Global Enterprise Business Unit(GEBU) EBIDTA represents 35% of consolidated EBITDA. Net revenue from this segment was at Rs 2352 crore up 0.7% QoQ. 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.

– Total International Long Distance minutes declined to 4771 million this quarter compared to last quarter’s 5043 million.

– Total National Long Distance Minutes witnessed a decline at 15,882 million minutes, during Q2FY12.

– Broadband Access lines saw a decline of 11,000 , registering a total of  1,511,000

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– Reliance Digital TV has 4.2 million subscribers, with a 10% market share in the Indian DTH market.

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