Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Overview
Date Founded

1995

Headquarters

Windsor, 5th Floor, Off CST Road,Near Vidya Nagari,Kalina, Santacruz East,Mumbai, Maharashtra 400098

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

16.3K

Industries

Wireless Telecommunications
IT Consulting & Services
Computer Software

Company Description

IDEA Cellular is a publicly listed company, having listed on BSE & NSE in March 2007. It is the 3rd largest mobile services operator in India with wireless revenue market share at 15 % in Q1 FY 2013, and subscriber base of over 117 million. Idea has consistently stayed ahead of the industry in VLR reporting, and has the 3rd highest base of active subscribers. Idea is a pan-India integrated GSM operator and has its own NLD and ILD operations, and ISP license. With traffic in excess of a billion minutes a day, Idea ranks among the Top 10 country operators in the world. Idea operates across all 22 service areas with 2G services and 3G services spread in over 3,000 towns and 10,000 villages. Idea has a network of over 97,000 2G and 3G cell sites covering the entire length and breadth of the country. Idea has nearly 4,000 Service Centres servicing Idea subscribers across the country, including over 650 special Experience Zones for 3G promotion. Idea’s service delivery platform is ISO 9001:2008 certified, making it the only operator in the country to have this standard certification for all 22 service areas and the corporate office. Idea’s thought leadership on Mobile Number Portability (MNP) has enabled it to stay as the top gainer with highest net gain, with over 3.7 million mobile users preferring Idea network. Idea’s strong growth in the Indian telephony market comes from its deep penetration in non-urban & rural markets. It has the highest share of rural subscribers as a percentage of total subscribers, amongst other GSM players. In fact, 2 out of every 3 new Idea subscribers come from rural/ semi-urban India. Idea won the ‘Best Brand Campaign’ at the esteemed World Communication Awards 2011. It also recently won 3 Awards at the ET Telecom Awards 2012, in the following categories Customer Experience Enhancement, Excellence in Marketing and Innovative products, respectively. It is also the winner of ‘The Emerging Company of the Year Award’ at The Economic Times Corporate Excellence Awards 2009. IDEA Cellular also received the prestigious Avaya GlobalConnect Award for being the ‘Most Customer Responsive Company’ in the Telecom sector in the year 2010. The company has received several other national and international recognitions for its path-breaking innovations in mobile telephony products & services. It won the GSM Association Award for ‘Best Billing and Customer Care Solution’ for 2 consecutive years. It was awarded ‘Mobile Operator of the Year Award – India’ for 2007 and 2008 at the Annual Asian Mobile News Awards. IDEA Cellular is an Aditya Birla Group Company, India’s first truly multinational corporation. The group operates in 33 countries, and is anchored by more than 132,000 employees belonging to 42 nationalities.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer, Director & MD

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Information Technology Officer

Chief Corp Affairs Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

Board of Directors

Founder & Chairman at Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Former Professional at Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Chief Financial Officer at Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Chairman-Southern Region at Confederation of Indian Industry

Former Health Secretary & Commissioner-Commercial Taxes at Government of Tamil Nadu, India

Vice Chairman & Head-Telecom Division at Grasim Industries Ltd.

Member, Board of Directors at Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Director at Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd.

Former Executive Director-Investments at Life Insurance Corp. of India

Director at Idea Cellular Services Ltd.

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Recent Transactions
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Vodafone Idea Ltd. purchases Vodafone India Ltd. from Vodafone Group Plc

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American Tower Corp., ATC Telecom Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. purchase Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services Ltd. from Vodafone Idea Ltd.

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Bharti Airtel Ltd., Bharti Infratel Limited purchase Indus Towers Ltd. from Vodafone Idea Ltd., Providence Equity Partners LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onAmerican Tower Corp., ATC Telecom Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. purchase Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services Ltd. from Vodafone Idea Ltd.

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Advised onAmerican Tower Corp., ATC Telecom Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. purchase Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services Ltd. from Vodafone Idea Ltd.

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Advised onVodafone Idea Ltd. purchases Vodafone India Ltd. from Vodafone Group Plc

Clients

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$161B
Total Enterprise Value
$1.31T
Earnings Per Share
$-21.16
Revenue
$370B
Net Profit
$-146B
EBITDA
$40.6B
EBITDAMargin
10.95%
Total Debt
$1.26T
Total Equity
$596B
Enterprise Value Sales
3.53x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
32.25x
TEVNet Income
-8.94x
Debt TEV
0.96x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.97%
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Investors
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Managing Director at TA Associates Management, L.P.

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Competitors
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