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Idea Cell.: Ends the year on a high note

Apr 25, 2013

Idea Cellular declared the results for the fourth quarter of the financial year 2012-2013 (4QFY13). The company has reported a 12.9% YoY increase in total revenues and a 29% YoY growth in net profits during the quarter. Here is our analysis of the results.

Performance summary
  • Consolidated sales grew by 12.9% YoY during 4QFY13. The growth was led by a growth in the subscriber base as well as by higher minutes on the network during the quarter. For the full year ended March 2013 (FY13), net sales grew by 14.9% YoY.
  • Mobile subscriber base grew by 7.9% YoY during the quarter. Total count of subscribers stood at around 121.6 m at the end of March 2013.
  • Operating margins improved to 27.6% from 25.3% seen during the same period last year. This was on account of lower License and WPC charges as well as lower selling and marketing costs during the quarter (as percentage of sales). For FY13, operating margins improved marginally to 26.7% from 26.1% seen during the previous period.
  • Net profit increased by 29% YoY during the quarter. Net profit margins improved to 5.1% as compared to 4.5% during the same period last year. The increase was led by better operating performance as well as lower interest costs during the quarter. For FY13, net profits increased by 39.8% YoY.
  • The company has recommend a dividend of Rs 0.30 per share (dividend yield of 0.3%)

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