"There are four key things to watch out for in Bharti Airtel's Q3FY21 results: management commentary on the timing of tariff hikes, outlook on spectrum investments including renewals, network rollouts and capex outlay to cater to higher traffic on network, and comments on review petition filed against the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) ruling," global brokerage Jefferies said in a result preview note.
The telecom operator may return to profit while revenues may grow in mid-teens on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, mainly on account of strong subscriber addition momentum. During the quarter under review, Airtel recorded 6.3 per cent YoY growth in subscribers to 30.1 crore, with data subscribers rising 24.6 per cent YoY to 17.3 crore. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL DETAILS
In the past one month Bharti Airtel
has outperformed the market by gaining 20 per cent after global index provider MSCI said it will take a decision on increasing the weightage of the telecom services provider at the upcoming index review in February.
The announcement came after Bharti Airtel
announced on January 12 that it had received required regulatory approvals for 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in its downstream companies. The company also said it had initiated the process to revise its foreign investment limit to 100 per cent, with immediate effect.