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  • MakeMyTrip Limited Announces Strong Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results Data file

    Published on November 16, 2010

    Gurgaon : MakeMyTrip Limited , India’s leading online travel company,  announced its unaudited financial and operating results for its second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010. This is the company’s first post-IPO publicly announced quarter. MakeMyTrip Limited successfully completed its initial public offering on August 17, 2010. The company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “MMYT”.

    “Our strong operating results in the latest quarter were achieved through the recognition of MakeMyTrip as a superior brand that offers innovative travel products and excellent customer booking experience in India’s online travel market,” said Deep Kalra, Chairman and CEO of MakeMyTrip. “Additionally, our successful initial public offering now provides MakeMyTrip with the ability to keep growing by investing in technology and strategic acquisitions that will enhance customers’ experience and create long term shareholder value.”

    Financial Summary as per IFRS

    Please see “About Non-IFRS Financial Measures” included within this release to understand the importance of the financial measures set forth in notes (2) to (5) above. Reconciliations of non-IFRS financial measures to IFRS operating results are included at the end of this release.

    Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Financial Results

    Revenue: We had revenue of $23.8 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010, an increase of 40.5% over revenue of $17.0 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

    Air Ticketing: Revenue from our air ticketing business increased by 40.1% to $10.3 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 from $7.3 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009. This was due to increase in gross bookings by 47.1% partially offset by reduction in net revenue margin from 7.8% in the quarter ended September 30, 2009 to 7.4% in the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Air ticketing net revenue margin in the quarter improved by 60 basis points from 6.8% in the previous quarter as our air bookings increased quarter to quarter, resulting from volume-related incentives from airlines, and increases in service fees and global distribution fees collected.

    Hotels and Packages: Revenue from our hotels and packages business increased by 38.8% to $13.0 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 from $9.4 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009. Our Revenue less service cost(2) increased by 34.9 % to $2.1 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 from $1.5 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009. This was due to increase in gross bookings by 63.9% partially offset by reduction in net revenue margin from 14.4% in the quarter ended September 30, 2009 to 11.9% in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 as net revenue margins normalized from levels experienced in fiscal 2010 when travel suppliers provided us favorable rates during the slowdown in India’s economy. Hotels & packages net revenue margins remained unchanged at 11.9% quarter to quarter.

    Other Revenue: Our other revenue increased by 118.0% to $0.5 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 from $0.2 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009, primarily due to increase in sale of rail tickets.

    Total Revenue less Service Cost: Our total revenue less service cost increased by 41.5% to $12.9 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 from $9.1 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009 as a result of a 40.3% increase in our air ticketing revenue less service cost, as well as a 34.9% increase in our hotels and packages revenue less service cost.

    Personnel Expenses: Personnel expenses increased to $3.4 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 from $2.4 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009, mainly as a result of annual wage increases and increases in average employee headcount year over year in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 as a result of overall increase in business and due to employee share-based compensation costs of $0.2 million in quarter ended September 30, 2010 as against $0 in quarter ended September 30, 2009.

    Other Operating Expenses: Other operating expenses increased by 42.8% to $8.7 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 from $6.1 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009, primarily as a result of increase in payment gateway charges, advertising and business promotion expenses and outsourcing fees in line with the growth in our business.

    Results from Operating Activities: As a result of the foregoing factors, our results from operating activities improved to an income of $0.3 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 from an income of $0.2 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009. Excluding the effects of our employee share-based compensation costs for both quarters ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, we would have recorded an operating profit of $0.5 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 and $0.2 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

    Finance Costs: Our finance costs increased to $2.5 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 from $0.6 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009, primarily due to one-time initial public offering costs related to our listing of existing shares of $2.1 million in the current quarter, partially offset by decrease in foreign exchange loss due to strengthening of the Indian rupee versus US dollar.

    Profit (Loss) for the period: As a result of the foregoing factors, including the effects of our employee share-based compensation costs and a one-time charge related to the listing of our existing shares in our initial public offering of $2.1 million in the current quarter, our loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 was $1.8 million as compared to a profit of $0.02 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2009. Excluding the effects of employee share-based compensation costs for both fiscal years 2010 and 2009, the one-time charge related to the listing of our existing shares in our initial public offering of $2.1 million in the current quarter, interest accrued on the liability portion of preference shares and changes in fair market value of embedded derivatives in the preference shares, we would have recorded a net profit of $0.6 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 and a net profit of $0.3 million in quarter ended September 30, 2009.

    Earnings (loss) per share: Diluted loss per share was $0.07 for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 as compared to earnings per share of $0.001 in the corresponding quarter in the prior fiscal year. The loss in the current quarter was mainly as a result of interest accrued on the liability portion of preference shares, one time charges related to our initial public offering listing expenses of $2.1 million, employee share-based compensation costs as mentioned in the preceding paragraph and increase of 12.3 million shares primarily from conversion of all outstanding preferred shares prior to our initial public offering and share option exercise by certain selling shareholders at the time of the offering. Adjusted for these items, diluted earnings per share was $0.02 in the quarter ended September 30, 2010, compared to $0.01 in the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

    Contingencies

    During the year ended March 31, 2009, a general industry wide audit was initiated by the Mumbai Zonal Unit of Directorate General of Excise Intelligence & Customs (regulatory authority) on various travel agencies across India with regard to compliance with service tax rules and regulations by travel companies in India. Pursuant to the audit conducted by the service tax authorities, the company received a notice during the quarter ended September 30, 2010 relating to a demand of service tax on certain matters, some of which are industry-wide issues and involve complex interpretation of law. Based on legal advice received, the company believes that it has a strong case in its favor and is in the process of preparing an appropriate response to the notice issued by the service tax authorities. However, at present no reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation, if any.

    Fiscal Year 2011 Outlook

    The company’s long term outlook is optimistic. MakeMyTrip expects fiscal year 2011’s revenue less service cost to be between $58 million and $61 million.

    Deep Kalra, CEO and Founder, said “We believe MakeMyTrip is well positioned to capture the long term growth in travel services that comes with the growing Indian economy and its middle class. The expected roll out of broadband Internet services throughout the country will only continue to drive the popularity of e-commerce which will benefit online travel companies like MakeMyTrip for many years to come.”

    Conference Call

    MakeMyTrip will host a conference call to discuss the company’s results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST on November 15, 2010. To participate, please dial 1-866-242-1388 from within the U.S. or +65-6722-6342 from any other country. Thereafter, callers will be prompted to enter the participant passcode 20831925. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available through the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at http://investors.makemytrip.com.

    A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available for one week by dialing 1-866-214-5335 in the U.S. or by dialing +61 2 8235 5000 from any other country and using passcode 20831925. A one month replay of the live webcast will also be available at http://investors.makemytrip.com, shortly following the conclusion of the call.

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