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Bharti Airtel Ltd.

Business Summary

Bharti Airtel Ltd. engages in the provision of telecommunication, tower infrastructure, and direct-to-home digital television services. It operates through the following segments: Mobile Services India, Mobile Services South Asia, Mobile Services Africa, Airtel Business, Tower Infrastructure Services, Homes Services, Digital TV Services, and Others. The Mobile Services India segment covers voice and data telecom services provided through wireless technology in India. The Mobile Services South Asia segment covers operations in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The Mobile Services Africa handles the company's operations in Africa. The Airtel Business segment offers end-to-end telecom solutions being provided to large Indian and global corporations by serving as a single point of contact for all telecommunication needs across data and voice, network integration, and managed services. The Tower Infrastructure Services segment includes setting up, operating, and maintaining wireless communication towers in India. The Homes Services segment refers to services that cover voice and data communications through fixed-line network and broadband technology. The Digital TV Services segment consists of digital broadcasting services provided under the direct-to-home platform. The Others segment comprises of administrative and support services provided to other segments and also include Airtel payment bank operations. The company was founded by Sunil Bharti Mittal on July 7, 1995 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 INRUSD
Gross Profit112,121M1,603.04M
Operating income46,548M665.51M
Income before tax-20,874M-298.44M
Net income4,095M58.54M
Diluted EPS0.940.01
Dividends Per Share2.290.03
Total Assets2,842.29B41,029.21M
Total liabilities1,992.81B28,766.78M
Total equity714,222M10,309.95M
Operating cash flow137,995M1,972.97M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 920,394M 965,321M 954,683M 826,388M 807,802M
Gross Profit 313,959M 306,969M 278,641M 183,283M 112,121M
Operating income 155,467M 166,577M 157,270M 108,470M 46,548M
Income before tax 99,907M 117,797M 77,233M 22,061M -20,874M
Net income 51,835M 60,767M 37,998M 10,990M 4,095M
EBITDA 311,257M 341,075M 355,000M 300,901M 260,023M
Diluted EPS 11.90 13.95 8.73 2.52 0.94
Dividends Per Share 3.53 1.24 0.91 4.90 2.29
Total Assets 1,957.81B 2,298.40B 2,402.07B 2,594.74B 2,842.29B
Total liabilities 1,289.72B 1,575.72B 1,658.76B 1,811.26B 1,992.81B
Total equity 619,564M 667,693M 674,563M 695,344M 714,222M
Operating cash flow 242,131M 250,312M 298,190M 270,536M 137,995M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 15,053.02M 14,744.29M 14,236.87M 12,818.96M 11,549.48M
Gross Profit 5,134.79M 4,688.63M 4,155.28M 2,843.09M 1,603.04M
Operating income 2,542.65M 2,544.29M 2,345.31M 1,682.59M 665.51M
Income before tax 1,633.97M 1,799.22M 1,151.75M 342.21M -298.44M
Net income 847.76M 928.15M 566.65M 170.47M 58.54M
EBITDA 5,090.60M 5,209.57M 5,293.99M 4,667.58M 3,717.65M
Diluted EPS 0.19 0.21 0.13 0.03 0.01
Dividends Per Share 0.05 0.01 0.01 0.07 0.03
Total Assets 31,284.41M 34,707.24M 36,991.97M 39,783.43M 41,029.21M
Total liabilities 20,608.87M 23,794.43M 25,544.94M 27,770.82M 28,766.78M
Total equity 9,900.15M 10,082.56M 10,388.28M 10,661.23M 10,309.95M
Operating cash flow 3,960.04M 3,823.25M 4,446.80M 4,196.56M 1,972.97M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin5.76%
Profit margin0.50%

Key executives

  • CEO, Managing Director & Executive Director: Gopal Vittal
  • Chief Operating Officer-India & South Asia Region: Ajai Puri
  • Chief Financial Officer: Nakul Sehgal
  • Global Chief Information Officer: Harmeen Mehta
  • Chief Technical Officer & Network Director: Randeep Singh Sekhon


  • Bharti Telecom Ltd. (38.7%)
  • Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (13.9%)
  • Bharti Overseas Pvt Ltd. (6.0%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd. (2.9%)
  • Life Insurance Corp of India (2.7%)
  • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd. (1.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.0%)
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (Invt Port) (0.9%)
  • Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd. (0.7%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Bharti Crescent, 1, Nelson Mandela Road, New Delhi, 110070, India
  • Phone: +91.11.46666100

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