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Sify’s Digital Services Revenue Grows 19% in Q1 FY 2023-24 Against Q1 Last FY

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Its Q1 FY 2023-24 revenues touches INR 8547 Million an increase of 11% over the same quarter last year. However the net profit has dippped by 65% compared to Q1 last year.  

Sify earnigs shows a good increase in Q1 FY 2023-24. It’s revenue was INR 8547 Million, an increase of 11% over the same quarter last year. The EBITDA was INR 1724 Million, an increase of 13% over the same quarter last year. The company’s profit before tax was INR 149 Million, a decrease of 62% over the same quarter last year and the profit after tax was INR 95 Million, a decrease of 65% over the same quarter last year.

Mr. Raju Vegesna, Chairman, said, “India is in one of its most exciting phases of growth. This has to do with its recognition as a mature, stable destination, the availability of relevant resources and tools, and significant untapped demand from Indian enterprises.

The government has been consistent in using IT as an enablement tool to implement social measures, and this has contributed to a very mature IT ecosystem.

Our next phase of growth will leverage this favorable environment by introducing innovative and cost-effective digital services for our customers”.

Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, said, “As Enterprises are pursuing their digital transformation and digitalisation objectives, they are also re-calibrating their digital infrastructure across hybrid cloud, network, security and edge infrastructures. This is a great opportunity for us to monetise our infrastructures designed for Digital IT and transform the way digital infrastructures are managed through our Digitalised services. We are topping that up by continuously building our core digital portfolio to support our customers innovation journey.

This portfolio places Sify in a unique position for all round customer engagement across their digital lifecycle which we believe would augment our growth strategy”.

Mr. M P Vijay Kumar, ED & Group CFO, said, “Sify and Sify Infinit Spaces Limited (“SIS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sify which operates its data centers, have entered into an agreement with KDCF on July 20, 2023, under which KDCF will invest up to INR 6000 Million (approximately USD 73 Million) in the form of compulsory convertible debentures of SIS.  SIS will use the proceeds from the issue of these debentures for the expansion of new data centers, including land acquisition for data centers, investment in procuring alternate source of power and repayment of debt.

Fiscal discipline will remain the cornerstone of our growth strategy as we scale investments into Data Centers and Networks. By judiciously allocating investments and resources, we will seamlessly expand our infrastructure, invest in new resources and build competencies and scale. While we expect to see these investments impact profitability in the near term, they should enable us to aggressively pursue digital transformation engagements in the future.

We will continue to prioritize resource optimization and sustainability, fortifying our reputation as India’s converged ICT leader.

The cash balance at the end of the quarter was INR 3240 Million”.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS 

  • The Revenue split between the businesses for the quarter was Data Center colocation services 32%, Digital services 28% and Network services 40%.
Business Revenue (INR Millions)Q1 FY 2023-24Q1 FY 2022-23FY 2022-23% Growth
Q1 2023-24 vs
Q1 2022-23
Data Center services27042616101253%
Digital Services24162038998819%
Network services342730551329112%
TOTAL8547770933404 

CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENTS

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

Data Center Services

  • A Public sector trading platform and an industrial chemicals major signed up for capacity at Sify’s Data Centers.
  • A Public sector housing lender and a white goods manufacturer migrated from the competition to Sify Data Center.
  • A mobile engagement platform signed up to migrate from their on-premise Data Center to Sify Data Center.

Digital services

  • A Public sector housing lender, a private insurance major and multiple private players contracted to migrate from their on-premise Data Center to Sify’s Cloud platform.
  • A Public sector bank commissioned a private cloud at their on-premise Data Center.
  • A Public sector insurance player, a real-estate conglomerate and a private decorative laminates player contracted for Greenfield Cloud implementation.
  • One of the oldest media houses signed up for our AI/ML led Digital asset management platform.
  • One of the largest insurance players signed up to migrate their entire SAP platform to Sify’s Data Center environment, while a banking major signed up for Full Stack Observability.
  • A private chemicals manufacturer, a State government eGovernance division, two insurance players and multiple enterprises across verticals contracted for services such as DRaaS, PaaS and IaaS.
  • A Public sector bank, a Public sector financial training institute, a State government department, a private lending major and a Public sector insurance company signed up for Disaster Recovery (DR) services.
  • A Public sector bank and multiple retail players contracted for Managed security services.
  • Two Public sector banks, an oil distribution major and a Public sector insurance player signed up for collaboration services.
  • A Union government division signed up for online assessments, while a private retail major extended its contract for Sify’s Cloud-based supply chain solution.
  • Two state governments signed multi-year contracts with Sify to build and operate on-premise Data Centers.

 Network Services

  • A Public sector Insurance major contracted for a multi-year Network build to support their digital transformation.
  • An Indian multinational consumer goods company, an MNC food major and an insurance conglomerate signed up for managed SASE.
  • One of the top 4 accounting majors, an American business television network, a new generation bank, a personal and healthcare major and a digital transformation IT consulting and services major singed up for CAAS services.
  • A division of the Central bank contracted to expand their network coverage.
  • A steel manufacturing major contracted to build a campus network at their manufacturing premises.
  • Sify commissioned its third international gateway at Kolkata, which will enable network connectivity into the neighbouring country of Bangladesh.
  • Sify’s metro fiber network is now available in 14 Indian cities. 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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