SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT
TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of July 2019
Commission File Number 000-27663
SIFY TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
Tidel Park, Second Floor
No. 4, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani
Chennai 600 113, India
(Address of principal executive office)
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Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On July 24, 2019, Sify Technologies Limited announced its consolidated unaudited results under the International Financial Reporting Standards for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, which exhibit shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 24, 2019
|SIFY TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED|
|By:||/s/ MP Vijay Kumar|
|Name: MP Vijay Kumar|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
Exhibits filed with this Report
|99.1||Press Release dated July 24, 2019|
|For immediate release Chennai, India, July 24, 2019|
Revenues of INR 5518 Million for
First Quarter of FY 2019-20
EBITDA for the Quarter stood at INR 874 Million
Mr. Raju Vegesna, Chairman, said, “The new government has chosen to continue with the pro-industry measures that were started in their earlier term. This is good news for the industry and the investment community, as it assures domestic and international MNCs that their plans for India can now pick up speed.
For us, that translates into focused pursuit of opportunities that these MNCs will present, while continuing to cater to home-grown players.”
Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, said, "We are continuing our focus on enabling Enterprises to adopt Cloud. Our assets and services are providing significant value add to our clients to achieve their digital objectives without increasing the cost. With our Cloud@Core service lines and our recent Cloud interconnect alliances with global players, we are best placed to help them in this transition. Our order book, revenue and profits reflect this change.”
Mr. M P Vijay Kumar, CFO, said, “Our investments in building capabilities in Managed services and Applications-led Integration services will continue alongside infrastructure, especially Data Centers. These will enable us to be relevant partners to Enterprises in an ecosystem where policies regarding data residency are taking final shape and government accelerates the adoption of digitalisation. The tax benefit of the past accumulated losses having been fully utilized, the net profit for the quarter is after tax expense.
Our cash balance at the end of the quarter stands at INR 1568 Million.”
Unaudited Consolidated Income Statement as per IFRS
(In INR millions)
|Quarter ended||Quarter ended||Year ended|
|Cost of Revenues||(3,550||)||(2,845||)||(13,602||)|
|Selling, General and Administrative Expenses||(1,094||)||(1,097||)||(4,823||)|
|Depreciation and Amortisation expense||(506||)||(387||)||(1,534||)|
|Net Finance Expenses||(64||)||(134||)||(682||)|
|Other Income (including exchange gain)||28||34||217|
|Other Expenses (including exchange loss)||(12||)||(53||)||(52||)|
|Profit before tax||320||201||1,071|
|Income tax expense||(104||)||-||(3||)|
|Profit for the period||216||201||1,068|
|Profit attributable to:|
|Reconciliation with Non-GAAP measure|
|Profit for the period||216||201||1,068|
|Depreciation and Amortisation expense||506||387||1,534|
|Net Finance Expenses||64||134||682|
|Other Expenses (including exchange loss)||12||53||52|
|Income tax expense||104||-||3|
|Other Income (including exchange gain)||(28||)||(34||)||(217||)|
The primary growth driver in the market continues to be cloud adoption, led by digital initiatives and transformation. This trend is triggering movement of workloads from on-premise Data Centers to hyperscale Public Cloud and hosted Private Cloud in varied degrees, based on the digital objectives of the Enterprises. This results in transformation of the traditional network architecture, and transformation at the edge which connects the end user. The need for digital services like analytics, data lakes, IoT, etc are shifting the balance to adoption of hyperscale Public Cloud vs Private Cloud. Collectively, these trends are generating opportunities for full scale Cloud, DC and Network service providers with digital services skills.
Highlights of our major wins in the quarter include:
|·||Customers choosing Sify for migration of their on-premise data center to multi-cloud platforms like Cloudinfinit, AWS and Azure. They also entrusted Sify with management and security.|
|·||Customers choosing Sify as their DC Hosting partner as they embrace hybrid cloud strategy.|
|·||Customers choosing Sify as their Digital services partner.|
|·||Customers choosing Sify as their Network Transformation and Management partner as they migrate to Cloud-ready network.|
A consolidated summary of the key sign ups during the quarter is noted below:
Data Center Centric IT Services highlights include:
|·||9 customers signed up to have their workload migrated from their on-premise DC to multi- clouds. These cover key verticals such as Banking, ITeS, Manufacturing, Agri-sciences and Logistics.|
|·||4 customers have signed up with Sify for greenfield Cloud implementation from verticals such as Micro-finance, Logistics, Securities and Heavy Industries.|
|·||9 new customers signed up for services like DRaaS, PaaS and IaaS on Sify’s Cloudinfinit platform.|
|·||5 customers moved their IT infrastructure from a competitor DC to Sify’s DC, while 3 customers migrated from their on-premise DC to Sify DC. These were across verticals such as Online learning, e-Commerce, Retail, Power distribution, Manufacturing, Banking and Infrastructure.|
|·||3 Government bodies signed up to have Private Cloud commissioned at their Data Centers.|
|·||7 customers signed up for various Security Services. Among them were a Government e-Governance body, Banks, an NBFC and Retail players.|
|·||Sify was contracted by a wing of the Defense Services to conduct their entrance examination online and by a domestic oil major to execute a large contract for computer-based training.|
|·||A large Indian steel major contracted Sify to implement and manage a Data Lake project on AWS platform. This is the first Data Lake project for Sify’s Digital Services practice.|
|·||A global FMCG company signed up to have cloud-based forward supply chain automation implemented for their entire dealer network.|
|·||The Telecom Centric Services added 80 new customers in the quarter.|
|·||Sify signed up two first-of-a-kind contracts; the first for IT-OT convergence for a retail player and another for IoT ecosystem for a farm equipment major.|
|·||The business signed up a major Indian MNC to manage their entire network devices on a multi-year contract.|
|·||A banking regulatory authority signed up for secured managed internet deployment across all their offices and data centers.|
|·||Sify's managed and secure SDWAN service saw 6 major wins, with more than 250 new sites going live in the quarter.|
|·||Sify concluded contracts for Intercloud connectivity with customers across Banking, e-Commerce, Manufacturing and Retail verticals.|
Among the awards conferred on Sify were the AWS - Emerging Partner of the Year for India FY 18-19, Champion Club for Sify Cloudinfinit at the VMware Partner Leadership Forum (India) and the Best partner awards from Trend Micro and Radware for FY 18-19.
About Sify Technologies
Sify is the largest ICT service provider, systems integrator, and all-in-one network solutions company on the Indian subcontinent. We have also expanded to the United States, with headquarters in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley.
Over 10000 businesses have become Sify customers. We also partner with other major network operators to deliver global network solutions. Our customers can access Sify services via India’s largest MPLS network. Among the very few Enterprise class players in India, today Sify today has a presence in more than 1600 cities in India and in North America, the United Kingdom and Singapore.
Sify, www.sify.com, Sify Technologies and www.sifytechnologies.com are registered trademarks of Sify Technologies Limited
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Sify undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.
For a discussion of the risks associated with Sify’s business, please see the discussion under the caption “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2019, which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is available by accessing the database maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, and Sify’s other reports filed with the SEC.
For further information, please contact:
Sify Technologies Limited
Mr. Praveen Krishna
Grayling Investor Relations