Oyo set to report its first-ever profit, here’s what CEO told senior management – Times of India

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Oravel Stays, the parent of hospitality chain Oyo, is reportedly poised to report its first-ever profit after tax (PAT) in the ongoing quarter. Oyo‘s founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal sent an email to the company’s top management.
“This year marks the 10th year of OYO, making it momentous and special. I have news to share befitting this occasion. As per the current trajectory in this quarter, Q2 FY24 will mark our maiden profitable quarter with a projected profit after tax (PAT) of over Rs 16 crore,” Agarwal said in the email, seen by the news agency PTI.
Talking about future growth prospects, Agarwal said, “We see immense potential in future growth markets like the US & UK where we are dedicated to instilling confidence in our patrons and utilizing innovative technologies, such as contactless check-in, to cater to their evolving needs of the customer.”
He also informed that as per the just-released annual report, the company’s revenue from operations stood at Rs 5,463 crore in FY23, up from Rs 4,781 crore in FY22, marking a nearly 14 per cent increase.
“We also narrowed our losses to Rs 1,286 crore (FY 2022-23). Our Adjusted Gross Profit Margin rose to 43 per cent of revenue and Adjusted Gross Profit increased by 23 per cent to Rs 2,347 crore in FY23 from Rs 1,915 crore in FY22. Our revenue from operations stood at about Rs 5,463 crore in FY23 up from Rs 4,781 crore in FY22, marking a nearly 14 per cent increase,” the OYO founder and CEO said in the email.
He said the company rationalised the number of hotels in FY23 to 12,938 from 18,037 in FY22.
“Our intent is to expand the hotel network again since the process of pruning the ones which were incompatible with our tech enabled, monthly revenue optimization operating model. This being said; as of June 2023, we still have the largest footprint in terms of hotels in India and SEA, as compared to other full stack short-stay accommodation players.
“Our overall Gross Booking Value (GBV) increased by 25% reaching the approximately Rs 10,000 crore milestone, of which GBV from the hotels business, stood at about Rs 6,172 crore, marking a y-o-y growth of 35 per cent. GBV per storefront on hotels clocked a record growth of 82 per cent to Rs 3,99,000 in FY23 from Rs 2,19,000.”

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