Telecom operator Bharti Airtel today announced its Capex, Opex, ARPU, revenue, EBITDA and profit for Q2 fiscal 2018-19.
Bharti Airtel reported consolidated revenues of Rs 20,422 crore (–6 percent), EBITDA of Rs 6,343 crore (–21 percent), EBIT of Rs 1,076 crore (–67 percent), profit of Rs 118.8 crore (–65 percent) and Capex of Rs 7,684.5 crore (+3 percent) in the second quarter ended Sep 30, 2018.
Airtel India posted revenue of Rs 14,920 crore (–11 percent), mobile service revenue of Rs 10,252 crore (–16 percent), EBITDA of Rs 2,146 crore (–49 percent), EBIT of Rs 1,591 crore (–240 percent) and Capex of Rs 5,886 crore (–4 percent).
Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO, India & South Asia, said: “Led by focus on quality customers through simplified pricing and content partnerships, ARPU decline has moderated in this quarter.”
Airtel India generated revenue of Rs 10,252 crore (–16 percent) from mobile services, Rs 560 crore (–12 percent) from broadband, Rs 1,024 crore (+9 percent) from digital TV and Rs 3,345 crore (+18 percent) from enterprise business.
Airtel India’s mobile ARPU reached Rs 101 in September quarter from Rs 105 in July quarter showing the intense competition in the Indian telecom market.
Airtel India’s mobile customer base fell 2 percent quarter on quarter and rose 14.4 percent year on year to 329.67 million.
Airtel India’s 4G customer base reached 65.73 million, registering 12.8 percent quarter on quarter growth and 132.2 percent year on year growth.
Airtel India’s mobile data customer base – on 3G and 4G networks — reached 97.66 million, clocking 3 percent quarter on quarter growth and 48.5 percent year on year growth.
Airtel India’s wired broadband ARPU reached Rs 847 (–3.7 percent). Airtel India has 2.12 million (+2.9 percent) wired broadband customers.
Airtel India added 27,438 broadband sites in the country. The total number of broadband sites of Airtel India reached 347,642 in September 2018. Airtel India expanded its fiber network to 263,507 Kms in September from 245,867 Kms in June 2018.
Airtel India’s number of employees were reduced by 988 in the second quarter to 17,044.
Airtel Africa reported revenue of $824 million (+11 percent), EBITDA of $305 million with EBITDA margin of 37.1 percent and Capex of $106 million (+112 percent).
Raghunath Mandava, MD and CEO, Africa, said: “We have stepped up our Capex spends during the quarter to build a formidable LTE network. This positions us well to expand our profitable growth journey by enhancing customer experience.”
Airtel Africa posted mobile ARPU of $3 in September quarter as compared with $2.9 in June quarter and $3.2 in September 2017.
Airtel Africa’s data ARPU was $2.3 in September quarter as compared with $2.2 in June quarter and $2.4 in September 2017. Airtel Money ARPU was $1.4.