Sify Reports Revenues of INR 2698 Million for Q3 of FY 2013-14

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise,
Network, IT and Software services in India with global delivery capabilities,
today announced its consolidated results under International Financial Reporting
Standards (IFRS) for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14. 
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS: 
•    Revenue for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2013 was INR 2698 million, an
increase of 21% over the same quarter last year.
•    EBITDA for the quarter was INR 413 million, an increase of over 100% over
the same quarter last year. 
•    Net Profit for the quarter was INR 63 million as against a net loss of
INR 56 million for the same quarter last year. 
•    CAPEX during the quarter was INR 400 million. Cash balance at the end of
the quarter was INR 1304 million. 
Mr. Raju Vegesna, Chairman and Managing Director, said, “Customers continue to
appreciate our maturing portfolio of services and the expertise of our technical
team, demonstrated through consistent renewal and expansion of their services
with us.  We have been able to grow consistently in spite of the trying economic
environment, and against stronger competition. This is an endorsement of our
strategy to move from being another service-provider to becoming a
partner-of-choice, and also reflects the trend of clients consolidating their
services with fewer service providers who can provide a wider gamut of services. 
We are seeing a trend of smaller enterprises willing to invest in new
technologies. In such a scenario, our flexible solutions portfolio and
accumulated knowledge base will be an asset as these companies seek to achieve
the best ROI in the quickest possible time.” 
Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, said, “We are increasingly engaging ourselves with
clients around their Infrastructure transformation projects aimed towards
attaining agility, convergence and cost benefit. This is resulting in an
increasing number of multi-services and multi-year contracts for us. 
We have a larger footprint of the Data Centre space now. Above it, we are
creating flexible, Opex based service models in various towers of Data Centre
infrastructure clubbed with our Cloud services. This provides the client a wider
choice while choosing Sify as their Data Centre partner. With this, we are able
to position ourselves better as Data Centre transformation partners,
particularly with small and medium enterprise clients.” 
Mr. M P Vijay Kumar, CFO, said, “Our practise of investing in infrastructure
which is tightly-linked to demand has helped us monetise our infrastructure
assets on hand, with asset utilization on an improving trend over the past 3
years. 
That said, there are costs recognized this quarter associated with the
implementation of a large network integration project and the commissioning of
our new Data Center at Noida. Our focus is now on ensuring that these costs
start bearing results quickly. 
Cash balance at the end of the quarter was INR 1304 million.” 
FINANCIAL RESULTS 
Unaudited Consolidated income statement as per IFRS  
(In INR millions)   
 Quarter endedQuarter endedQuarter ended
DescriptionDecemberDecemberSeptember
 201320122013 
Revenue2,6982,2222,505 
Cost of Revenues(1,620)(1,279)(1,411) 
Selling, General and Administrative  Expenses(665)(737)(671) 
EBITDA413206423 
Depreciation and Amortisation expense(325)(220)(251) 
Net Finance Expenses(52)(47)(74) 
Other Income2759 
Profit / (loss) Before tax63(56)107 
Income Taxes--- 
Profit / (loss) for the period63(56)107 
Reconciliation with Non-GAAP measure    
Profit / (loss) for the period63(56)107
Add:   
Depreciation and Amortisation expense325220251 
Net Finance Expenses524774
Less:   
 Other Income(27)(5)(9) 
EBITDA                  413                 206                423 
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS 
Telecom Services 
Telecom business grew by 96% over same quarter last year.
The business has retained one of its most loyal customers for a further period
of 7 years. This new contract comprises a significant enlargement of the scope,
with network expansion, higher SLA's, implementation of WAN optimisation and a
comprehensive security management framework.
We have also won a large contract to rollout a MPLS network to support the
smart-grid initiatives of a state wide power distribution company. This is the
fourth such win in this segment in the last 12 months.
A long term engagement with one of India's leading mobility service providers
for their traffic from India to Europe and further, will help us monetise our
cable landing station.
International Voice showed marginal growth in the face of falling industry
margins. 
Data Center Services 
All our existing four DCs are running at close to 100% capacity.
The business added a new ‘Green' facility at Noida, Delhi certified by The
Uptime Institute.
This new facility at Noida has already secured a contract from a leading English
daily and an emerging nationalised bank.
We have also won significant contracts for renewals from the banking, telecom
and NBFC sectors.
In a significant endorsement, SAP certified Sify as Hosting Services Partner.
The Noida DC also won a major industry acknowledgment for infrastructure Design
and Build. 
Cloud and Managed Services 
This business has picked up a number of substantial orders in this quarter.
One of the largest Online Payment players in India has signed on to utilise our
services.
This quarter, we have made a successful inroad into the gaming industry
vertical.
We have acquired a Cloud Services contract from one of the world's largest FMCG
Company.
We have also signed a partnership with a world leader in Content delivery to
provide Content and Security Services on our Cloud platform. 
Application Services 
A single large multi-year application development and maintenance contract from
a State government department contributed to a substantial growth this quarter.
Additionally, the business also added a large e-procurement system
implementation contract outside of India.
One of India's leading battery manufacturer has signed up for Sify's Dealer
Management System.
The eLearning business forayed into the Consulting space with a significant
contract from a World body and another for game based content from an auto
major.     
Technology Integration Services 
The Technology Integration business grew by 13% over the same quarter last year.
The business won large orders from a State government department, two banking
majors, a defence establishment and one of India's largest insurers.
Other wins were a Government of India petro-chemical refinery, a leading mobile
value addition player and another for building of Data Center for a private IT
education player.
The business has signed up major partnerships with a global leaders in
performance optimisation and storage space to promote their solutions. 
About Sify Technologies 
Sify is among the largest integrated ICT Solutions and Services companies in
India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products
delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching more than
1200 cities and towns in India. This telecom network today connects 36 Data
Centres across India, including Sify's 5 Tier III Data Centres across the cities
of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. 
A significant part of the company's revenue is derived from Enterprise Services,
comprised of Telecom services, Data Center services, Cloud and Managed services,
Application services and Telecom Integration services. Sify also provides
services that cater to the burgeoning demands of the SMB/SOHO community, much of
it on its Cloud services platform. 
Sify is ISO 9001:2008 certified for Enterprise Sales, Provisioning, support and
customer relationship management of ICT solutions and services including VPN,
Network, Voice, Data Centre hosting, Integration services, security services and
managed services. Sify has been certified in ISO / IEC 20000 - 1:2011 and
ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified for Internet Data Center operations. Sify has been
certified in SSAE16 SOC2 Type II for Cloud Infrastructure.  Sify has licenses to
operate NLD (National Long Distance) and ILD (International Long Distance)
services and offers VoIP backhaul for international carriers. With the Sify
Cable landing station and partnerships with submarine cable companies globally,
Sify is present in almost all the spheres of the ICT eco system. 
The company has an expanding base of Managed Services customers, both in India
and overseas, and is India's first enterprise managed services provider to
launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver managed security services. 
The software team develops applications and offers services to improve business
efficiencies of its current and prospective client bases. Sify also offers
services in the specialized domains of eLearning, both in India and globally.
The business also operates two of the most popular internet portals in India,
Sify.com and Samachar.com. 
For more information about Sify, visit www.sifycorp.com 
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, 2013, 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.  
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