Tejas Networks posts Q1 revenue of Rs 224 crore with 49% growth

Sanjay Nayak Tejas NetworksTejas Networks has posted revenue of Rs 223.81 crore (+49 percent) and net profit of Rs 20.09 crore against net loss of Rs 1.75 crore in the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18.

Tejas Networks said the 49 percent increase in first quarter revenue was led by strong growth in domestic business. Tejas Networks’s operating margins grew 251.6 percent with operating margin of 12.8 percent in Q1 fiscal 2018 compared to 5.4 percent in Q1 fiscal 2017.

“With exponential increase in data traffic in mobile as well as fixed-line broadband networks, we are witnessing a strong demand for our optical transmission equipment. During the quarter, we saw strong revenue growth especially from our Indian customers,” said Sanjay Nayak, CEO and MD of Tejas Networks.

Tejas Networks recently mobilized Rs 450 crore during the Initial Public Offer (IPO) of shares on India stock market. The primary object of the IPO is to fund its R&D, increased working capital needs and general corporate purposes.

Tejas supplied a large portion of GPON products for India’s flagship Bharatnet project for providing broadband to villages.

Arnob Roy, president, Optical Products Tejas Networks, said: “We are pleased to partner with the Indian government to execute the prestigious BharatNet project using our leading-edge GPON product.”