MakeMyTrip Limited Announces Strong Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results
Fiscal Year 2011 Outlook
The company's long term outlook is optimistic. MakeMyTrip expects fiscal year 2011's revenue less service cost to be between $58 million and $61 million.
Deep Kalra, CEO and Founder, said "We believe MakeMyTrip is well positioned to capture the long term growth in travel services that comes with the growing Indian economy and its middle class. The expected roll out of broadband Internet services throughout the country will only continue to drive the popularity of e-commerce which will benefit online travel companies like MakeMyTrip for many years to come."
Conference Call MakeMyTrip will host a conference call to discuss the company's results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST on November 15, 2010. To participate, please dial 1-866-242-1388 from within the U.S. or +65-6722-6342 from any other country. Thereafter, callers will be prompted to enter the participant passcode 20831925. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available through the Investor Relations section of the company's website at http://investors.makemytrip.com .A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available for one week by dialing 1-866-214-5335 in the U.S. or by dialing +61 2 8235 5000 from any other country and using passcode 20831925. A one month replay of the live webcast will also be available at http://investors.makemytrip.com , shortly following the conclusion of the call. About Non-IFRS Financial Measures As certain parts of our revenues are recognized on a "net" basis and other parts of our revenue are recognized on a "gross" basis, we evaluate our financial performance based on revenue less service costs, which is a non-IFRS measure, as we believe that revenue less service cost reflects more accurately the value addition of the travel services that we provide to our customers. The presentation of this non-IFRS information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our consolidated financial results prepared in accordance with IFRS as issued by the IASB. Our revenue less service costs may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to potential differences in the method of calculation. The company believes that Adjusted operating profit and Adjusted net income are useful in measuring the results of the company. The IFRS measures most directly comparable to Adjusted operating profit and Adjusted net income are Results from operating activities and Income (Loss) for the period, respectively. The company believes that adjustments to these IFRS measures, including employee stock compensation costs, interest accretion on preference stock, one-time expenses such as IPO listing fees and gain or loss in fair market value of the embedded options within preference stock, provide investors and analysts a more accurate representation of the company's operating results. Safe Harbor Statement This release contains certain statements concerning the Company's future growth prospects and forward-looking statements, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the company's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the company and its industry. The forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "will," "project," "seek," "should" and similar expressions. Such statements include, among other things, quotations from management as well as MakeMyTrip's (MMYT) strategic and operational plans. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the slow-down of economic growth in India and the global economic downturn, general declines or disruptions in the travel industry, volatility in the trading price of MMYT's shares, MMYT's reliance on its relationships with travel suppliers and strategic alliances, failure to further increase MMYT's brand recognition to obtain new business partners and consumers, failure to compete against new and existing competitors, failure to successfully manage current growth and potential future growth, risks associated with any strategic investments or acquisitions, seasonality in the travel industry in India and overseas, failure to successfully develop MMYT's corporate travel business, damage to or failure of MMYT's infrastructure and technology, loss of services of MMYT's key executives, and inflation in India and in other countries. These and other factors are more fully discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of MMYT's prospectus dated August 11, 2010, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this release is provided as of the date of issuance of this release, and MMYT does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
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