Saturday, January 21, 2012


NIIT Limited
NSE Symbol        NIITLTD


Q3 (Oct-Dec 2011)
 Consolidated Results FY’ 2011-12

Q3 PAT up 215 % YoY at Rs. 40.7 Cr
                Divestment in US subsidiary Element K completed for USD 110 Mn
                Revenue excluding Element K grows 15% YoY
                Commences operations of NIIT Yuva Jyoti, a Joint Venture with NSDC for vocational skills to train 7 million youth in 10 years

Consolidated Financials at a glance (in Rs. Cr) for Quarter ended Dec 31, 2011
System-wide Revenue
Net Revenue
Profit After Tax

(In view of the divestment in Element K during the quarter, the following table represents the comparison with the previous year on a like-to-like basis)
NIIT Limited: Q3 (October – December, 2011) 

*Consolidated Financials on a Continuing business basis
(in Rs. Cr) for Quarter ended Dec 31, 2011
                                                      Q/E 12/11

Q/E 12/11  
Growth YoY
System-wide Revenue
Net Revenue

*Excluding financials of Element K

The company recorded Profit after Tax of Rs. 40.7 Cr representing a 215% growth YoY in this quarter.

The company’s Net Revenue stood at Rs. 250.1 Cr and the System-Wide Revenue was recorded at Rs. 395.5 Cr. The EBITDA was at Rs. 25.1 Cr reflecting a margin of 10%.

During the quarter, NIIT divested its stake in Element K (which was acquired for USD 36.5 Mn in 2006), for a cash consideration of USD 110 Million. On a continuing business basis (i.e excluding financials of Element K) the company’s Net Revenue stood at Rs. 239 Cr, up 15% YoY, while the EBITDA was recorded at Rs. 24.4 Cr. 

The total debt in balance sheet is reduced by Rs. 286.8 Cr. and there was a net positive cash of Rs. 70.6 Cr as on December 31, 2011.

Individual Learning Solutions – IT recorded 11% growth in net revenue YoY, backed by growth in Diplomas & Short-term technology modular enrolments by 10 % & 14 % respectively. 

The quarter also saw successful commencement of training delivery in colleges through Synchronous Learning Technology.

NIIT courses continued to receive both international & domestic acceptance. While the company earned the coveted “Mexico First” approval for NIIT Programs & Certifications which entitles it to subsidies by the Mexico Government, back home NIIT received the prestigious "Franchisor of the year award" from Franchising India 2011 for developing the best franchise model in the field of education.

Corporate Learning Solutions (CLS) recorded fresh order intake during the quarter at USD 21.2 million. CLS closed the quarter with a pending order book of USD 47.6 million, 50% of which is executable over the next 12 months.

CLS continued to execute on its strategy around offering Managed Training Services (MTS) by adding two additional multi-year multi-million dollar accounts, including a Global Oil and Gas major and a leading technology player.

According to Mr. Vijay K. Thadani, Chief Executive Officer, NIIT Limited, ‘‘The acquisition of two global clients for delivering multi-year multi-million dollar Managed Training Services, growth in enrolments both for the short term technology diploma programs and finance & banking courses, reflected the strong acceptance of the NIIT brand, in these challenging times.”

School Learning Solutions showed a robust growth in the private schools space, clocking a 251% growth YoY in the number of schools added during the quarter. Non Government schools revenue grew by 24% YoY.

NIIT continued its focus on smaller metros and tier II cities, by showcasing its flagship product- NIIT NGuru, learning solutions for schools. The cutting edge NIIT NGuru consist of a holistic education package that addresses the needs of all key stakeholders within the education realm—Students, Teachers, School management and Parents.

During the quarter NIIT NGuru received the eIndia Award 2011 for its innovative learning solutions- Math Lab and Mobile Science Lab.

Mr. P Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer, NIIT Limited said, “The Schools Learning Solutions added 123 private schools, registering a 251% growth YoY in the number of schools added on the NIIT NGuru platform.”

“NIIT completed 30 years of innovation in education, on December 2, 2011”, said Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Limited, commenting on the significance of the quarter in NIIT’s journey as a leading Global Talent Development Corporation. “Simultaneously we commenced operations of NIIT Yuva Jyoti, a Joint venture with NSDC for vocational skills to train 7 million youth in 10 years”, added Mr. Pawar. Five Yuva Jyoti centres were operational during the quarter, with a plan to scale upto 1500 centres across 1000 cities.

Other major acknowledgments in Q3 2011: 

                 NIIT features as the ‘Most Trusted Leader in Education’ in Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012, undertaken by Trust Research Advisory
                 NIIT USA wins the Gold at the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine’s annual “Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice” awards
                 NIIT USA honoured with the 3 Brandon Hall ‘Excellence Awards’ for Performance Support, Learning, and Marketing
                 NIIT USA honoured at Seventh Annual Human Resource Outsourcing Association (HROA) Awards for its partnership with Diageo
                 NIIT NGuru wins Manthan Award in Chairman’s distinction category for e-education and learning

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