Airtel Africa is the second largest mobile operator in Africa in terms of the number of active subscribers.
Raghunath Mandava, chief executive officer of Airtel Africa, said: “The positive momentum we have seen in customer acquisition, further underpins our medium-term aspirations for revenue and profit growth.”
Safaricom, TNM, MTN, Tigo, Vodacom, among others, are the main competitors of Airtel in Africa.
Goldman Sachs, in its recent report, forecast 9 percent/11 percent revenue/EBITDA CAGR in FY19-22 for Airtel’s Africa business driven by data and mobile money.
Airtel Africa’s EBITDA margin has increased by more than 10 percentage points in the last eight quarters. Airtel Africa is likely to achieve an EBITDA CAGR (FY19-22) of 11 percent, the report said.
Airtel Africa has a leading position in most of its markets and ranks number 1 or 2 in 12 of the 14 countries. Airtel Africa will achieve 9 percent revenue growth (FY19-24E CAGR), driven by data and Airtel Money CAGRs of 18 percent and 30 percent, respectively.
Data subscribers for Airtel Africa rose 33 percent during FY17 to FY19 (CAGR) and it will achieve 21 percent FY19-24E CAGR. Airtel’s data ARPU is higher than voice ARPU, with its 4G ARPU almost 10x/3x that of 2G/3G ARPU. Airtel Money will achieve FY19-24E revenue CAGR of 30 percent, driven by rising penetration.