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Indus Towers expects Vodafone Idea to clear dues soon

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New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) Telecom infrastructure firm Indus Towers expects to get its dues cleared soon from Vodafone Idea after the telco raised Rs 18,000 crore from the equity market, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

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Without naming Vodafone Idea, Indus Towers Managing Director and CEO Prachur Sah said during the company's earning call that discussions are on with the company on the issue.

"On the customer's question on dues and tenancies, at this point of time, I think we are currently working with the customer to define how this is going to work and we expect our dues to be cleared," Sah said.

Without naming Vodafone Idea (VIL), Indus Towers in its financial report said it has "doubtful receivables of Rs 5,385.3 crore, comprising all overdue from the debt-ridden telecom firm as of March 31, 2024".

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Sah did not commit any timeline for clearance of dues but said "it should be quick".

VIL recently raised Rs 18,000 crore from the FPO, which is expected to provide operational support to the company and clear partial debt.

Indus Towers Chief Financial Officer Vikas Poddar said based on discussions with the customers on the clearance of dues, the company's cash flow is likely to improve in FY25.

For the year ended March 31, 2024, Indus Towers posted close to a three-fold jump in consolidated profit to Rs 6,036.2 crore from Rs 2,040 crore at the end of FY23.

The annual revenue from operations remained almost flat at Rs 28,600.6 crore during the fiscal year compared to Rs 28,381.8 crore in FY23. PTI PRS TRB

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