GTPL Hathway reports strong subscriber addition across Digital Cable TV and Broadband businesses
GTPL Hathway Limited, India’s largest Digital Cable TV Service Provider and a leading Broadband Service provider, announced its Financial Results for the Quarter & Financial year ending March 31, 2023.
Particulars ( ₹ in million) Q4 FY23 Q4 FY22 Y-o-Y FY23 FY22 Annual Digital Cable TV Revenue 2,753 2,695 2 % 11,005 10,753 2 % Broadband Revenue 1,246 1,098 14 % 4,826 4,075 18 % TOTAL Revenue 7,017 6,209 13 % 27,140 24,154 12 % EBITDA 1,112 1,400 5,163 5,677 EBITDA Margin (%) 15.9 % 22.5 % 19.0 % 23.5 % Profit After Tax -124 552 1,145 2,006 All figures are Ex- EPC Business Performance Highlights • Modified brand identity in Q3 to encompass ‘Entertain’ and ‘Connect’ in order to communicate the wide range of products and services offered by the Company including entertainment in the form of Digital Cable TV & OTT and connectivity in the form of high-speed broadband, as well as new products and services to be launched soon.
Launched ‘GTPL Genie+’ in Q3, a B2C OTT Apps aggregation product, offering subscriptions of OTT applications in convenient pocket-friendly packs available to all existing customers of GTPL (Digital Cable TV and Broadband). Packs are available in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and annual subscriptions with unique 100% guaranteed cashback offer Digital Cable TV
Active subscribers increased by 550K Y-o-Y; Paying subscribers by 400K Y-o-Y
Subscription revenue increased by 2% annually
Expanded footprint in Delhi, Haryana, and Uttarakhand Broadband
Increase in broadband subscribers of 104K, an increase of 11% Y-o-Y
Homepass as on March 31, 2023 stood at 5.30 million, an addition of 600k in FY23; 75% of Homepass available for FTTX conversion
The Broadband average revenue per user (ARPU) stood at ₹ 460 per month per subscriber
Average data consumption per user per month at 321 GB, 25% increase Y-o-Y Commenting on the Results, Mr. Anirudhsinh Jadeja, Managing Director GTPL Hathway Limited said, ”I am glad to report yet another year of consistent growth in our broadband and Digital Cable TV business. GTPL continues to be the largest MSO in the country, as well as in Gujarat and the largest Broadband player in Gujarat. The Company has further strengthened its presence across all other markets, especially in the southern states. We continue to expand our presence in the Digital Cable TV market and have entered the states of New Delhi, Haryana & Uttarakhand. The initial response has been encouraging and we will endeavor to cement our position in these markets.
Our Broadband business continues to show healthy growth, both in terms of subscribers and ARPU. Our focus and commitment to expand the Broadband business is expected to achieve the desired results in the coming years.
The Company’s Board has recommended a dividend of ₹ 4 per share for FY23.
We continue to remain focused on the ever-evolving customer demands and to provide them with unique products and services.” About GTPL Hathway Limited GTPL Hathway Limited is India’s largest MSO providing Digital Cable TV services and is the 6th largest Private Wireline Broadband service provider in India. The Company is the largest Digital Cable TV and Wireline Broadband Service Provider in Gujarat & is a leading Digital Cable TV Service provider in West Bengal. The Company’s Digital Cable TV services reach 1,400 plus towns across India in 22 states including Gujarat, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Goa, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana and Uttarakhand. As on March 31, 2023, the Company has approximately 8.95 Million Active Digital Cable TV Subscribers and 9,20,000 Broadband Subscribers and a Broadband homepass of about 5.30 million.
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