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Sify reports Consolidated Financial Results for Q3 FY 2022-23

Globe Newswire 25-Jan-2023 7:30 AM

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CHENNAI, India, Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenue was INR 8,896 Million, an increase of 31% over the same quarter last year.
  • EBITDA was INR 1,619 Million, an increase of 3% over the same quarter last year.
  • Profit before tax was INR 227 Million, a decrease of 52% over the same quarter last year.
  • Profit after tax was INR 258 Million, a decrease of 25% over the same quarter last year.
  • CAPEX during the quarter was INR 4,226 Million.

(IN INR MILLION)31.12.202231.03.2022
EQUITY15,11014,476
BORROWINGS  
Long term13,1117,769
Short term7,1167,483


MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY

Mr. Raju Vegesna, Chairman, said, "India's resilience, demonstrated post covid, has firmly established it as an economy that is not easily disturbed by changes in the business environment. This, supported with an aggressive adoption of digital tools, has worked well for the economy.

The government's larger agenda of ensuring that social measures reach the intended beneficiaries is a work in progress and will continue to drive domestic IT demand. International demand is expected to continue due to the comparable attractiveness of the Indian market, in spite of a tightening world economy.

Viewed together, this works well for an economy that is still at the early stages of realizing its potential."

Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, said, "Indian Enterprises have fast-tracked their digital initiatives based on their success navigating the pandemic and are now operationalizing pandemic-era innovations. Enterprise priorities are building businesses-aligned digital models, enhancing end-user experience, deploying resilient business continuity models and mitigating security risks.

Our Data Center and Cloud services, Digital and Network services are all important building blocks to enable customers' business priorities, and we expect each of the businesses to grow with the related investments."

Mr. M P Vijay Kumar, ED & Group CFO, said, "Our investment into the Data Center side of the business continues, with incoming demand from both retail and hyperscale customers. We have scaled up investments in our fibre network in select metro cities and in people for our digital services business.

Network connectivity, Cloud interconnects and the resultant investment in tools, process and people will augment this demand.

Fiscal discipline will be a constant, particularly in our investment process.

Cash balance at the end of the quarter was INR 4,256 Million."

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS 

  • The Revenue split between the businesses for the quarter was Data Center colocation services 27%, Digital services 35% and Network services 38%.

Business Revenue (INR Millions)Q3 FY 2022-23Q3 FY 2021-22FY 2021-22% Growth
Q3 2022-23 vs
Q3 2021-22
Data Center services24092024749419
Digital Services31551664752090
Network services33323095120128
TOTAL889667832702631
  • Sify commissioned incremental Data Center capacity of 4.1 MW in the quarter.
  • As on December 31,2022, Sify provides services via 846 fiber nodes across the country, a 11% increase over same quarter last year.
  • The network connectivity service has now deployed 5900 SDWAN service points across the country.
  • During the quarter, Sify has invested USD 482,500 in start-ups in the Silicon Valley area as part of our Corporate Venture Capital initiative. To date, the cumulative investment stands at USD 4.69 Million.

CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENTS

Among the most prominent new contracts during the quarter were the following:

Data Center Services

  • An International banking major and its subsidiary signed up to migrate from their on-premise DC to Sify Data Center.
  • A Public sector bank, a government agricultural governing body, a State division and a private power player migrated from the competition to Sify Data Center.
  • A private finance player contracted with Sify to modernize their Data Center.

Digital services

  • A health services major and a co-operative bank contracted for a Greenfield Cloud implementation.
  • A large public sector bank signed up for private cloud storage at their on-premise Data Center.
  • A large automobile major and a Financial services major signed a multi-year contract to have their infrastructure and managed services refreshed.
  • A State Data Center, multiple manufacturing majors and a power subsidiary of another state government contracted for services such as DRaaS, PaaS and IaaS.
  • A Public sector and another State cooperative bank signed up for security infrastructure and managed services.
  • A large Public sector Oil major and a Public Sector bank has contracted to have their collaboration infrastructure revamped across all their offices.
  • A Public Sector banking major signed up to have their on-premise Network Operations Center refreshed.

Network Services

  • Three of India's top private banks contracted Sify to significantly expand their networks.
  • A subsidiary of the Central bank contracted Sify for managed and secure SDWAN service.
  • A private bank contracted Sify for DCI and Cloud Network.
  • A spirits major and a leading chemical manufacturer signed up to have their entire edge network transformed.
  • Sify commissioned a 800G circuit for a global IT leader as phase 1 of its Long haul network.
  • During the quarter, Sify commenced SDN platform trails for cloud interconnects.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Unaudited Consolidated Income Statement as per IFRS  
(In INR millions)   
 Quarter endedQuarter endedQuarter ended
DescriptionDecemberDecemberSeptember
 202220212022
    
    
Revenue8,896 6,783 7,938 
Cost of Revenues(5,767)(3,931)(4,988)
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses(1,510)(1,277)(1,441)
    
EBITDA1,619 1,575 1,509 
    
Depreciation and Amortisation expense(996)(836)(956)
Impairment loss on goodwill- (15)- 
Net Finance Expenses(420)(278)(362)
Other Income (including exchange gain)24 30 29 
Other Expenses (including exchange loss)- - - 
    
Profit before tax227 476 220 
Current Tax(92)(129)(167)
Deferred Tax123 (4)59 
Profit for the period258 343 112 
    
Profit attributable to:   
Reconciliation with Non-GAAP measure   
Profit for the period258 343 112 
Add:   
Depreciation and Amortisation expense996 836 956 
Impairment loss on goodwill- 15 - 
Net Finance Expenses420 278 362 
Other Expenses (including exchange loss)- - - 
Income tax expense92 129 167 
Less:   
Deferred Tax(123)4 (59)
Other Income (including exchange gain)(24)(30)(29)
    
EBITDA1,619 1,575 1,509 
       

 


About Sify Technologies

A Fortune India 500 company, Sify Technologies is India's most comprehensive ICT service & solution provider. With Cloud at the core of our solutions portfolio, Sify is focussed on the changing ICT requirements of the emerging Digital economy and the resultant demands from large, mid and small-sized businesses. 

Sify's infrastructure comprising the largest MPLS network, top-of-the-line DCs, partnership with global technology majors, vast expertise in business transformation solutions modelled on the cloud make it the first choice of start-ups, incoming Enterprises and even large Enterprises on the verge of a revamp.

More than 10000 businesses across multiple verticals have taken advantage of our unassailable trinity of Data Centers, Networks and Security services and conduct their business seamlessly from more than 1600 cities in India. Internationally, Sify has presence across North America, the United Kingdom and Singapore.

Sify, www.sify.com, Sify Technologies, Sify Infinit Spaces limited, Sify Digital Services limited and www.sifytechnologies.com are registered trademarks of Sify Technologies Limited.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Sify undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.

For a discussion of the risks associated with Sify's business, please see the discussion under the caption "Risk Factors" in the company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2022, which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is available by accessing the database maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, and Sify's other reports filed with the SEC.

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