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Bharti Airtel Limited Q1FY 2009 : 44% Revenue Growth and Net Profit crosses Rs. 2,000 Crore

Highlights for First Quarter ended June 30, 2008

  • ● Overall customer base crosses 7.17 crore.
  • ● Highest ever-net addition of 75.09 lakh customers in a single quarter.
  • ● Market leader with a market share of all India wireless subscribers at 24.2%.
  • ● Total Revenues of Rs. 8,483 crore (up 44% Y-o-Y).
  • ● EBITDA of Rs. 3,522 crore (up 44% Y-o-Y).
  • ● Cash Profit of Rs. 3,339 crore (up 27% Y-o-Y).
  • ● Net Income of Rs. 2,025 crore (up 34% Y-o-Y).

New Delhi, India, July 24, 2008: Bharti Airtel Limited (“Bharti Airtel” or “the company”) today announced its audited US GAAP results for its first quarter ended June 30, 2008. It has once again maintained its strong growth momentum.

The consolidated total revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 of Rs.crore as well as EBITDA of Rs. crore grew by on a year on year basis. The net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 was Rs. crore, a growth of over last year.

Bharti had 7.17 crore subscribers, as on June 30, 2008, an increase in the total subscriber base of , over the corresponding period last year and maintained its leadership position through an improved market share of all India wireless subscribers at as on June 30, 2008, up from corresponding to the same period of last year.

Commenting on the results and performance, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Airtel Limited, said, “It has been another quarter of leadership consolidation for the company. On the mobile side, it has been a particularly strong quarter with monthly customer adds crossing the 2.5 million mark. This clearly demonstrates that the Indian telecom growth story is intact and the rural markets are witnessing strong uptake. With our network, distribution and brand strength we are confident of continuing to lead this growth story."

Bharti Airtel Limited - Summary of Consolidated Financial Statements - represents Consolidated Statement of Income as per United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)

(Amount in Rs. Crores, except ratios)

Particulars Quarter Ended Y-o-Y
June 2008 June 2007
Audited Audited
Total revenues 8,483 5,905 44%
EBITDA 3,522 2,447 44%
Cash profit
from operations
3,339 2,622 27%
Income before
income taxes
2,381 1,890 26%
Net income 2,025 1,512 34%

Operating Highlights

(Figures in nos., except ratios)

Parameters Unit June 30, 2008 March 31, 2008 Q-on-Q
June 30,
Customers on our Network            
Mobile Services 000's 69,384 61,985 12% 42,704 62%
Broadband & Telephone 000's 2,394 2,283 5% 1,972 21%
Total 000's 71,777 64,268 12% 44,676 61%

About Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is India’s leading integrated telecom services provider with an aggregate of 71.77 million customers as of end of June 2008, consisting of 69.38 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been rated among the best performing companies in the world in the Business Week IT 100 list 2007.

Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units - Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business provides mobile & fixed wireless services using GSM technology across 23 telecom circles. The Telemedia business provides broadband and telephone services in 94 cities and is foraying into the IPTV and DTH segments. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 78,540 kms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit


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