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Videocon d2h eyes 35-40% EBITDA growth at Rs 8.6 billion in FY-2016

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MUMBAI: Driven by strong subscriber growth momentum and improving average revenue per user (ARPU), Indian direct-to-home (DTH) company Videocon d2h is expecting EBITDA to be in the range of Rs 8.2 - 8.6 billion in FY-2016, which translates to approximately 35-40 per cent growth over EBITDA in the fiscal year ended 31 March, 2015.

 

As was earlier reported by Indiantelevision.com, Videocon d2h is also planning to increase its monthly subscription rates in the range of Rs 12 - 23 per month.

 

The company maintains its current first half of the fiscal year ending 31 March, 2016 guidance of 25-30 per cent period on period growth of EBITDA, and is guiding towards 40-45 per cent period on period growth in the second half of the fiscal year ending 31 March, 2016.

 

Videocon d2h executive chairman Saurabh Dhoot said, "We are pleased to provide strong EBITDA growth guidance for fiscal year 2016. This is driven by strong subscriber growth momentum, improving ARPU and further benefit of operating leverage. We remain excited about our long term subscriber growth prospects as a result of the government mandated move to digitalisation. We have positioned ourselves to take advantage of the 100 million subscriber homes opportunity for the industry over the next four to five years."

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