The Sunil Mittal-led company had reported a net profit of Rs 1,255 crore in the January-March period of 2014-15.

Total revenues of the company rose 8.4 percent to Rs 24,960 crore for the reported quarter as compared to Rs 23,016 crore last year.

The company said depreciation and amortisation expenses amounted to Rs 4,816.3 crore as compared to Rs 3,840.1 crore in the corresponding quarter last year, which reflects an increase of 25.4 percent, primarily led by incremental depreciation and higher spectrum amortisation expenses in India.

For the entire 2015-16, the company's net profit stood at Rs 5,484 crore whereas total revenues were to the tune of Rs 96,532 crore.
The company also announced a buyback up to an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 1,434 crore, at a price of Rs 400 per equity share, representing 0.90 percent of the total paid up equity share capital of the company.

The capital expenditure for the full year was Rs 20,591.9 crore, an increase of 10.3 percent when compared with the previous year.

The consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) at Rs 9,188 crore grew 14.1 percent Y-o-Y with EBITDA margin expanding by 1.8 percent to 36.8 percent, driven by India's margin expansion.

Its India revenues for the quarter, at Rs 18,328 crore, grew by 11.7 percent year-on-year, adjusted for the impact in reduction of termination rates.

Mobile data revenues at Rs 3,357 crore grew by 44.5 percent y-o-y in India, led by increase in the data customer base and traffic.

Mobile data revenues now contribute to 23.3 per cent of mobile India revenues vis-à-vis 17.6 percent in the year-ago quarter. Data average revenue per user (ARPU) has moved up by Rs 21 to Rs 196 during the quarter, led by 31.0 percent increase in usage per customer.

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