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Sify Reports Revenues Of INR 5518 Million For First Quarter Of FY 2019-20

Posted by Sify Technologies

Performance Highlights:

  • Revenue for the quarter was INR 5518 Million, an increase of 18% over the same quarter last year.
  • EBITDA for the quarter was INR 874 Million, an increase of 18% over the same quarter last year. Considering IFRS16 leases adoption from April 1, 2019 the increase is 5% on comparable basis.
  • Net Profit for the quarter was INR 216 Million, an increase of 8% over the same quarter last year.
  • CAPEX during the quarter was INR 1407 Million.
  • Cash balance at the end of the quarter was INR 1568 Million

Management Commentary

Raju Vegesna, Chairman, said, “The new government has chosen to continue with the pro-industry measures that were started in their earlier term. This is good news for the industry and the investment community, as it assures domestic and international MNCs that their plans for India can now pick up speed.

For us, that translates into focused pursuit of opportunities that these MNCs will present, while continuing to cater to home-grown players.”

Kamal Nath, CEO, said, “We are continuing our focus on enabling Enterprises to adopt Cloud. Our assets and services are providing significant value add to our clients to achieve their digital objectives without increasing the cost. With our Cloud@Core service lines and our recent Cloud interconnect alliances with global players, we are best placed to help them in this transition. Our order book, revenue and profits reflect this change.”

M P Vijay Kumar, CFO, said, “Our investments in building capabilities in Managed services and Applications-led Integration services will continue alongside infrastructure, especially Data Centers. These will enable us to be relevant partners to Enterprises in an ecosystem where policies regarding data residency are taking final shape and government accelerates the adoption of digitisation. The tax benefit of the past accumulated losses having been fully utilized, the net profit for the quarter is after tax expense.

Our cash balance at the end of the quarter stands at INR 1568 Million.”

Financial Highlights

  • Revenue from Data Center centric IT Services grew by 26% over the same quarter last year.
  • Segment-wise, revenue from Data Center Services and Technology Integration Services grew by 13% and 92% respectively, while those from Cloud and Managed Services and Applications Integration Services fell by 4% and 5% respectively.
  • Revenue from Telecom centric services grew by 13% over the same quarter last year.
  • Segment-wise, revenue from Data and Managed Services grew 12% while revenue from the Voice business grew by 16%.

Business Highlights

Growth Drivers

The primary growth driver in the market continues to be cloud adoption, led by digital initiatives and transformation. This trend is triggering movement of workloads from on-premise Data Centers to hyperscale Public Cloud and hosted Private Cloud in varied degrees, based on the digital objectives of the Enterprises. This results in transformation of the traditional network architecture, and transformation at the edge which connects the end user. The need for digital services like analytics, data lakes, IoT, etc are shifting the balance to adoption of hyperscale Public Cloud vs Private Cloud. Collectively, these trends are generating opportunities for full scale Cloud, DC and Network service providers with digital services skills.

Key Wins

Highlights of our major wins in the quarter include:

  • Customers choosing Sify for migration of their on-premise data center to multi-cloud platforms like Cloudinfinit, AWS and Azure. They also entrusted Sify with management and security.
  • Customers choosing Sify as their DC Hosting partner as they embrace hybrid cloud strategy.
  • Customers choosing Sify as their Digital services partner.
  • Customers choosing Sify as their Network Transformation and Management partner as they migrate to Cloud-ready network.

A consolidated summary of the key sign ups during the quarter is noted below:

Data Center Centric IT Services highlights include:

  • 9 customers signed up to have their workload migrated from their on-premise DC to multi- clouds. These cover key verticals such as Banking, ITeS, Manufacturing, Agri-sciences and Logistics.
  • 4 customers have signed up with Sify for greenfield Cloud implementation from verticals such as Micro-finance, Logistics, Securities and Heavy Industries.
  • 9 new customers signed up for services like DRaaS, PaaS and IaaS on Sify’s Cloudinfinit platform.
  • 5 customers moved their IT infrastructure from a competitor DC to Sify’s DC, while
    3 customers migrated from their on-premise DC to Sify DC. These were across verticals such as Online learning, e-Commerce, Retail, Power distribution, Manufacturing, Banking and Infrastructure.
  • 3 Government bodies signed up to have Private Cloud commissioned at their Data Centers.
  • 7 customers signed up for various Security Services. Among them were a Government
    e-Governance body, Banks, an NBFC and Retail players.
  • Sify was contracted by a wing of the Defense Services to conduct their entrance examination online and by a domestic oil major to execute a large contract for computer-based training.
  • A large Indian steel major contracted Sify to implement and manage a Data Lake project on AWS platform. This is the first Data Lake project for Sify’s Digital Services practice.
  • A global FMCG company signed up to have cloud-based forward supply chain automation implemented for their entire dealer network.
  • The Telecom Centric Services added 80 new customers in the quarter.
  • Sify signed up two first-of-a-kind contracts; the first for IT-OT convergence for a retail player and another for IoT ecosystem for a farm equipment major.
  • The business signed up a major Indian MNC to manage their entire network devices on a multi-year contract.
  • A banking regulatory authority signed up for secured managed internet deployment across all their offices and data centers.
  • Sify’s managed and secure SDWAN service saw 6 major wins, with more than 250 new sites going live in the quarter.
  • Sify concluded contracts for Intercloud connectivity with customers across Banking,
    e-Commerce, Manufacturing and Retail verticals.

Among the awards conferred on Sify were the AWS – Emerging Partner of the Year for India FY 18-19, Champion Club for Sify Cloudinfinit at the VMware Partner Leadership Forum (India) and the Best partner awards from Trend Micro and Radware for FY 18-19.―CT Bureau

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