Tata Communications rings in a solid Q1 performance; posts net profit of Rs 323 mn

Tata Communications announces its financial results for the quarter ended June 30th 2017. Data services revenues improved by 4.6% YoY. In USD terms Data revenue growth improved by 8.5% YoY. Growth services continue with their upward trajectory growing at 25% YoY. Traditional services grew by 7% YoY. Core revenues grew 0.4% QoQ reflecting impact due to currency translation; in USD terms core revenues improved by 4.4% QoQ. EBITDA was higher by 12.6% QoQ with margins at 13%, up 140 bps. On a YoY basis core revenues declined, as expected, primarily due to de-growth in the Voice business; in-line with the industry trends. Free Cash flow after capex, interest and tax was at INR 107 Crore (USD 17 Mn); a 45% increase YoY.

Commenting on the results, Vinod Kumar, MD and CEO, Tata Communications, said, “Digitalisation continues to create new avenues for growth across our entire business portfolio, and our investments in digital competencies hold us in good stead for the future. Having established a broad and deep portfolio that enables digital and global transformations, we are now pivoting our customer engagement around business themes rather than just technology.  We are also proactively investing into futuristic workflows and systems that will boost our productivity and enhance the customer experience. These investments will positively impact the medium to long term margins.”

Commenting on the results, Pratibha K. Advani, CFO, Tata Communications, said, “Our free cash flow generation remains robust notwithstanding investments into new growth services and for our in-house business transformation projects. We are at the forefront of digital transformation and fully geared to capitalise on this opportunity.”

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Tata Communications and Alibaba Cloud partner to empower and transform global businesses: Tata Communications announced a partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to enable customers from over 150 countries, including India, to connect to Alibaba Cloud’s ExpressConnect via Tata Communications’ IZO™ Private Connect service.

Tata Communications expands IZO™ Private Cloud footprint in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific to address enterprises’ data sovereignty concerns: Tata Communications launched three new nodes for its IZO™ Private Cloud service to support enterprises’ hybrid cloud adoption while ensuring regulatory compliance. The new private cloud nodes in Germany, United Arab Emirates (UAE)1 and Malaysia enable CIOs to gain unprecedented control over all their applications by creating a truly hybrid, high-performance IT infrastructure where different cloud, colocation and managed hosting environments work together as one.

An Investor fact sheet providing a detailed analysis of the results for the quarter ended June 30th 2017 has been uploaded on the Tata Communications website and can be accessed at: http://www.tatacommunications.com/sites/default/files/FIN-investorfactsheet-PDF-20170724.pdf