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Vodafone Idea Risk ‘Imminent Bankruptcy’

Vodafone Idea Risk ‘Imminent Bankruptcy’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Nov 2019 1:52 PM GMT

Mumbai: Brokerage firm ICICI Securities on Friday said without relief from the government Vodafone Idea runs the risk of “imminent bankruptcy”.

This comes after Vodafone Idea reported a net loss of Rs 50,922 crore for the September quarter, the highest ever net loss by a company in India’s corporate history.

“We continue to believe that Vodafone Idea is weakest among the surviving three telcos. The government move on AGR issue in terms of relief along with reform measures will hold key ahead. We highlight that this penalty if levied in totality will be huge stress on balance sheet and imminent bankruptcy,” ICICI Securities said in a note.

The brokerage firm further said that Vodafone Idea Limited reported a relatively weaker set of operating performance with weak revenues and EBITDA.

Besides it added: “We note that this is the fifth consecutive quarter of subscriber base decline and ARPU has no meaningful increase. We highlight that the company added 5.5 million 4G customers in Q2FY20, which is the only solace. (IANS)

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