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Last Updated : Aug 17, 2018 07:56 PM IST | Source: PTI

Infibeam posts Rs 14 crore loss in June quarter, revenues up 27% at 91 crore

Its net profit stood at Rs 12.72 crore in the year ago period, the Ahmedabad-based firm said in a statement.

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E-commerce and payment solution firm Infibeam Avenues has posted a standalone net loss of Rs 13.88 crore during the first quarter of this fiscal. Its net profit stood at Rs 12.72 crore in the year ago period, the Ahmedabad based firm said in a statement.

However, revenues from operations rose by 27 percent to Rs 91.34 crore during April-June period of this fiscal from Rs 72.13 crore in the year-ago period.

Infibeam Avenues Ltd, erstwhile Infibeam Incorporation, is a leading e-commerce and payments solutions provider to businesses and the government.

The company said that its profit after tax (PAT) fell "mainly due to onetime charge of impairment on investments, provisions, and zero merchant charges on debit card transactions up to Rs 2,000 per government mandate where reimbursement amount is not confirmed".

Infibeam said that its revenues increased due to strong growth in both the e-commerce solutions and payments solutions businesses. The e-commerce solutions has over 5,00,000 merchants on the platform. The company processed payments worth Rs 10,245 crore during the quarter, which is more than double from the year-ago period.

The company's MD Vishal Mehta said: "We have started FY19 strongly with company gaining new levels of scale by focusing on increasing transaction processing volumes for our Infibeam web services business."

The company's web services with payments solutions continue to grow rapidly due to the overall Indian e-commerce market growth, he added.

Moreover, the company said its decision to shift towards a predominantly transaction based revenue model over subscription-based revenue has helped the business achieve significant scale.

Infibeam said the successful scaling-up of the government's e-Marketplace (GeM) as well as re-launching of its domain '.OOO' also helped in achieving higher revenue.

In the first quarter, the company completed acquisition of digital payment processing company Vavian International Ltd through Dubai-based subsidiary in Middle East market with annually processing volume run-rate of AED 1 billion and more than one million transactions.

It is in the process of completing another acquisition of Unicommerce e-Solutions from Jasper Infotech (Snapdeal) which provides warehouse and logistics solution to over 10,000+ merchants, the statement said.
First Published on Aug 16, 2018 02:50 pm
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