Yatra shows strong Q1 FY24 growth with 24% YoY revenue increase, ET TravelWorld

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Leading corporate travel services provider and online travel company, Yatra Online has reported robust financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023-24. The company said it displayed remarkable growth across various key financial metrics, underscoring its resilience and strength in the travel sector.

The company recorded consolidated revenue from operations totalling INR 1,102 million, reflecting an impressive year-on-year growth of 24 per cent. In addition, Yatra‘s EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) reached INR 177 million, signifying a substantial 28 per cent increase compared to the previous year.

The company maintained an EBITDA margin of 16 per cent, demonstrating a noteworthy year-on-year improvement of 47 basis points. Yatra’s net profit for the quarter stood at INR 60 million, marking a 3 per cent year-on-year growth in this key financial metric. These financial highlights underscore Yatra’s strong performance in the travel sector.

Operational highlights:
Yatra achieved the strongest quarter in air travel bookings since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the highest number of air passengers booked since December 2019. This growth, up 41.5 per cent YoY, significantly outpaced the domestic air passenger industry’s growth of 14.8 per cent YoY. Yatra’s domestic passenger traffic grew by 6 per cent sequentially, which is double the pace of India’s domestic passenger traffic.

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The company reinforced its position in the corporate travel sector by acquiring 19 new corporate customer accounts. These accounts have an annual billing potential of INR 1,510 million, highlighting Yatra’s strength and leadership in corporate travel services.Revenue from the Hotels and Packages business amounted to INR 448 million, a 17.6 per cent increase compared to the previous year. This growth is attributed to the recovery in domestic travel and the addition of new distribution partners. The company introduced “Yatra Prime” in the Consumer business, featuring benefits like zero convenience fees, access to exclusive fares, and priority access to VIP customer support.

Dhruv Shringi, Whole Time Director & Chief Executive Officer, commented on the results, saying, “We started FY24 on a strong footing, demonstrating our ability to gain market share with remarkable growth in air travel bookings. We’ve fortified our leadership in the corporate travel sector with the addition of 19 new corporate customer accounts, highlighting the capabilities and leadership of our Corporate Travel SaaS platform. As we move forward, we remain optimistic and committed to leveraging these positive trends to drive further growth and success.”

  • Published On Oct 17, 2023 at 12:01 PM IST

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