Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Sify Reports Consolidated Revenue Of INR 27026 Million For The Annual Financial Year 2021-22


Revenue was INR 27,026 Million, an increase of 11% over last year.

EBITDA was INR 6,034 Million, an increase of 19% over last year.

Profit before tax was INR 1,846 Million, an increase of 15% over last year.

Profit after tax was INR 1,353 Million, a decrease of 12% over last year.  During the previous year the company had recognised deferred tax asset of INR 600 million based on assessment of reasonable certainty of future taxable income in the individual entities of the group.

CAPEX during the year was INR 7,144 Million.


Mr. Raju Vegesna, Chairman, said, “A string of legislation like the Data Accessibility and Use policy, the Personal Data protection bill, the Cybersecurity policy and the new Digital Law demonstrate the government’s intention to reassure MNC and Indian Enterprises that were cautious about India’s IT framework, ecosystem and regulations.

Over the past few years, the country has seen significant investment by Hyperscale operators who are convinced about the maturity of the IT fabric. That, and the government’s digital agenda, have turned India into a proving ground for the local startup ecosystem, considered the third largest in the world.

The timing and opportunity could not be better for Sify”.

Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, said, “Enterprises across verticals are actively pursuing digital initiatives ranging from digitalisation of existing processes, digital intelligence of customer preferences, enhancement of digital experience for their consumers and launch of new digital businesses.  Towards that end, all enterprises are investing in upgrading and augmenting their current infrastructure and making it digital-ready.

Our Cloud ready Data Centre and Network infrastructures, related digital infrastructure services and core digital services provide a great choice to our customers in enabling their initiatives and meeting their digital ambitions. Our growth story will continue to be built on these 3 strategic pillars – be it asset-led or asset-independent engagement models with our customers”.

Mr. M P Vijay Kumar, CFO, said, “2021-22 marked Sify’s commitment to sustainable investing, starting with the Data Center business. The adoption of renewable energy is proceeding along the stated timeline. Following the trifurcation of the businesses into separate legal entities, they are now free to pursue partnerships for technology and capital to build operating effectiveness while leveraging the benefits of a unified sales and marketing team to execute the go-to-market strategy. Over the long term, it will help us build more operating effectiveness, while retaining our identity as the only true converged ICT services player.

We continue to make selective investments, in particular on people and tools to meet the customer’s digital transformation demands. Our commitment to expand our Data Center footprint and Network remains while staying disciplined on the fiscal health.

Cash balance at end of the year was INR 4591 Million”


Revenue from Data Center colocation services for FY 2021-22 grew by 35% over last year.

Revenue from Digital services for FY 2021-22 fell by 1% over last year

Revenue from Network centric services for FY 2021-22 grew by 7% over last year.

The Revenue split between the businesses for the year was Data Center colocation services 28%, Digital services 28% and Network centric services 44%.

Through the year, Sify has invested a total of USD 350,000 in startups in the Silicon Valley area as part of our Corporate Venture Capital initiative.

Sify commissioned a total of 11MW capacity across the country in the year.

As on March 31, 2022, Sify provides services via 816 fiber nodes and 1913 wireless base stations across the country, a 12% and 6% increase respectively over last year.


Among the most prominent signups during the year were the following.

Data Center colocation (Sify Infinit Spaces Limited)

Global leaders from social media, content streaming, Cloud Contact center, Cloud service platforms, Cloud security and payment gateways contracted for Data Center space.

Domestic migrants include the nodal agency for the Central bank, multiple private and public sector banks, the largest automotive finance company, an NBFC and a private ISP player.

Two public sector banks and one of India’s largest private bank migrated from their on- premise DC to Sify DC.

Migration from competition to Sify Data Center included the group company of one of India’s largest IT players, a state cooperative bank and a micro-banking startup.

Digital services (Sify Digital services Limited)

Migration from on-premise DC to our Cloud platform included one of India’s oldest MNC, the country’s largest FMCG player, an industrial engineering major, country’s premier consortium of commercial banks, two domestic private banking majors, a Middle Eastern bank and a premier English publication.

Greenfield cloud projects were commissioned for one of India’s oldest MNC, a pan-India health chain, a premier banking institute and one of the oldest English dailies.

Signup for services like DRaaS, PaaS and IaaS included the country’s largest private hospital chain, multiple logistics players and a medical research institution.

Among those who contracted to commission a Private cloud at their DC was one of the largest private insurance player, the country’s largest private bank and a prominent public sector finance institution.

Multi-year sign up for security services included two Indian MNCs, two public sector insurance majors and regional banks.

Sify’s Cloud-based backend supply chain integration platform was contracted by a retail major, healthcare leader, a financial service provider, a Japanese power products major and multiple non-banking finance companies.

More than half a million assessments were completed through the year.

Network (Sify Technologies Limited)

One of India's oldest steel majors contracted for a complete Network integration, including managed services.

India’s premier geospatial agency signed for a Global MPLS network.

An international banking major contracted for global connectivity to connect its sites in India to its global locations.

The country’s largest bank signed up for Internet and DDoS security services while an upcoming bank contracted Sify to consolidate their vendor network.

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