Educomp Solutions Q2 net profit at Rs36mn

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

Consolidated Revenue was Rs 3,021mn, down 6% on a yoy basis

Educomp Solutions Ltd reported audited numbers for the quarter ended Sep 30, 2012.
Q2-FY13 Consolidated Highlights
Consolidated Revenue was Rs 3,021mn, down 6% on a yoy basis

EBITDA was Rs 714mn, up by 3% compared to Q2FY12

EBITDA margin was 24%, compared to 22% during the same period last year

Net profit was Rs 36mn

Q2-FY13 Segmental Highlights (Consolidated)
School Learning Solutions Revenue was Rs 1,671mn
K-12 Schools Revenue was Rs 482mn, up 9% on a yoy basis
Higher Learning Solutions Revenue was Rs 227mn, up 155% on a yoy basis
Online, Supplement & Global Revenue was Rs 642mn, up 34%
Q2-FY13 Business Highlights
SmartClass added 5,112 classrooms in Q2FY13 across 787 schools

SmartClass Price for Q2FY13 was Rs 3.46 lakh, as compared to Rs 3.2 lakh in Q1FY13, an increase of 9% (QoQ) signalling price stabilization after several quarters of price erosion

SmartClass now reaches 14,292 schools and 6.6 million students

 ICT business EduReach reaches 10,771 schools and 5.9 million students

K12 business had a total of 37,480 students enrolled across 66 schools; K12 subsidiary EISML Revenue was Rs 332mn, up 23% on a yoy basis, with an EBIT margin of 67%

 Capex reduced by ~46% as compared to Q2 FY12 on back of asset-light strategy adopted in K-12 

Strategic Initiatives
Stabilization of SmartClass pricing: Q2 price averaged at 3.46lacs compared to Q1 price of 3.2 lacs

Balance Sheet Strengthening: Post IFC/ Proparco deal, discussions ongoing with several developmental institutions for long term capital to improve the asset-liability mismatch

Working Capital management: Inventory days in SmartClass down from 64 days at the beginning of the financial year to 41 days at the end of Q2

Consolidation initiatives: Non-billable personnel expenses have decreased by 13% since the beginning of FY13

Technology Integration: Discussions ongoing  with leading Technology player to leverage technology to optimize costs across our entire business

K-12 Asset Light Strategy: Continued reduction in capex QoQ



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