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RCOM Q4FY12: Wireless Revenue Up 4.3% QoQ; ARPU At Rs 99, Net Profit Up 7.4% YoY

Reliance Communications which provides GSM and CDMA mobile services, wireline broadband and ILD & NLD services, reported an increase in its quarterly net profits, compared to the same quarter last year. Its net profits were at Rs 203 crore, an increase of  7.41% from profits of Rs 189 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 241 crore.  The net profit after adjustment of shares of minority interest and associates stands at Rs 332 crore. R-Com registered an increase of 5% QoQ in terms of net revenue which now stands at Rs 5310 crore. The company’s EBITDA was at Rs 1632 crore, with an EBITDA margin of 30.7%.

The company has recommended a dividend of Re. 0.25 per equity share of Rs. 5 each i.e. 5% for the financial year ended on March 31, 2012.

Annual Results

RCom reported a net profit after tax of Rs 988 crore down by 34.3% as compared to last year’s profits of Rs 1505 crore. The company  posted a revenue of Rs 19,677 crore for the full year which is a decline of 12.28% . The EBITDA has declined to Rs 6489 crore from Rs 9,081 crore.

Wireless:

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– Wireless: on a consolidated basis, the company’s Wireless business increased 4.3% sequentially, at Rs. 4505 crore in revenues, revenue increased 1.17% year on year from Rs. 4453 crore.

– Wireless EBITDA is at Rs 1202 crore, up 13%, against Rs 1182 crore that it registered during the previous quarter.

– RCOM’s customer base is up 2% QoQ from 150.1 million, at 153 million representing a market share of 16.7%. 97.1% of the total are Pre paid customers.

– Wireless minutes of usage increased from 99.9 billion to 103 billion, up 3.1% QoQ, while minutes of use per customer in a month saw a minor increase of 3 minutes at 227 minutes.

– Revenue per minute at 43.6 paise/min. Wireless ARPU was Rs 99, a minor decline from last quarter’s ARPU of Rs 100. Wireless churn was at 4.5%

Global

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– RCom’s Global Enterprise Business Unit(GEBU) EBIDTA represents 34% of consolidated EBITDA. Net revenue from this segment was at Rs 2440 crore up 3.7% 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 increased to 4996 million this quarter compared to last quarter’s 4771  million.

– Total National Long Distance Minutes witnessed a decline at 15,444 million minutes, during Q4FY12.

– Broadband Access lines saw an addition of 4,000, registering a total of  1,515,000

Others

– Reliance Digital TV has 4.3 million subscribers, with a 10% market share in the Indian DTH market.

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