Stable revenue and volatile currencies; EBITDA excluding forex impact at 21.2%
Bangalore, India - 30 July, 2015: OnMobile Global Limited (“OnMobile”) today announced the results for First Quarter FY2016 ended June 30, 2015. Revenue improved by 1.5% y-o-y from Rs.1,988 Mn in Q1 FY’15 to Rs.2,018 Mn in Q1 FY’16. Last year’s revenue included revenue from Voxmobili amounting to Rs.151 Mn. Normalized for this the revenue in Q1 FY’16 grew by 9.9% y-o-y and declined by 5.7% q-o-q. EBITDA grew by 124% y-o-y from Rs.156 Mn in Q1 FY’15 to Rs.351 Mn in Q1 FY’16. OnMobile continues to generate healthy cash, quarter on quarter. In Q1 we increased our cash by Rs.228 Mn.
Mr. Rajiv Pancholy, CEO & MD, OnMobile Global said, “In the fourth quarter of last year, we had to contend with the adverse impact of foreign currency fluctuations, many of which remained in force during the first quarter of this year. I am pleased to report that we have significantly improved our quarter over quarter EBITDA performance despite these pressures. More significantly, our business continues to grow in key markets, with new customer wins, and an increase in the number of paying subscribers”
“We have started spending on the new initiatives but very judiciously. We will continue to keep a track on the margin structure despite the new investments. This balanced approach is necessary for both the short term and the long term financial performance of OnMobile.” said Mr. Praveen Kumar, CFO, OnMobile Global.
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Appointed Mr. Nechal Sandhu and Mr. Pascal Tremblay as Independent non-executive additional directors on the Board of the Company with effect from 1st August, 2015.
Nehchal Sandhu is a security professional with over 40 years of experience in a variety of roles. In his most recent role as Deputy National Security Adviser of India, he contributed towards briefings of the highest levels of Government, led efforts towards instituting a national cyber security framework and built international relationships towards ensuring a more robust response to international terrorism and curbing terror financing, cross border drug flows, and money laundering. He contributed in large measure to the formulation of India's approach to Internet governance. He holds Honors degree at the Bachelor's level in Chemistry from St Stephen's College, Delhi University.
Pascal Tremblay is currently President, Managing Partner of Novacap. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke and an MBA from McGill University. He has been involved in funding, managing and developing technology companies for over 18 years.
Mr. Harit Nagpal, Mr. Naresh Malhotra and Mr. Bruno Ducharme expressed their desire to be relieved from their directorships for personal reasons and the Board accepted the same effective 30th July, 2015.
OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE], headquartered in Bangalore, India, and with offices in all regions of the world, delivers millions of music plays daily to mobile customers worldwide. Based on current deployments, OnMobile has the potential to reach more than 1.1 billion mobile users across several geographies. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com