(CMP: Rs. 222; MCap: Rs. 59787 crore)
Indus Tower reported in line core performance, albeit higher energy revenues and negative energy margins led to tad higher/lower overall reported revenues/EBITDA margins.
Q1FY22 Earnings Summary
- Revenues came in at Rs. 6797 crore, up 4.7% QoQ tad higher than our expectations of Rs. 6694 crore, owing to higher than anticipated energy revenues which came in at Rs. 2586 crore, up 10% QoQ, due to higher diesel prices. The rental revenues which came in at Rs. 4211 crore, up 1.7% QoQ, was in line. We highlight that Q1FY22 rental revenues included exit penalty of Rs. 182.4 crore, vs. Rs. 175.9 crore in Q4). The company reported net addition of 2917 co-locations (~3123 on gross basis) vs. expectations of 2910 addition
- EBITDA came in at Rs. 3517 crore, up 3% QoQ, with EBITDA margins at 51.7% (down 83 bps QoQ) vs. expectations of 52.1%. The margin was lower as company reported negative energy margins (-2.3%) vs. expectations of 1%
- PAT came in higher than estimates at Rs. 1415 crore (up 3.8% QoQ) vs. expectations of Rs. 1390 crore, largely owing to lower depreciation
The tenancy addition momentum remains decent and is therefore, comforting. Vodafone Idea survival, however, holds the key for the long term tenancy growth outlook along with planned foray in allied activities such as smart cities or fibre etc. We seek management commentary on growth outlook and recovery.
Shares of Indus Towers (erstwhile Bharti Infratel). was last trading in BSE at Rs. 222.15 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 221.85. The total number of shares traded during the day was 397886 in over 5259 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 232 and intraday low of 221.6. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 89985827.