BSE-listed Tata Teleservices
(Maharashtra) or TTML
— a subsidiary of Tata Teleservices
Limited (TTSL) — on Tuesday said loans worth Rs 1,600 crore could be recalled by lenders as it failed to meet financial covenants.
In a filing to the stock exchanges, TTML
said its accumulated losses as on September 30 had exceeded its paid-up capital and reserves, and it had not been able to satisfy financial covenants stated in agreements with lenders of long-term rupee loans and external commercial borrowings. “This may result in loans of Rs 1,602.86 crore being recalled by lenders,” it said.
The company said it had applied for a waiver for the testing of financial covenants, which was under consideration by the lenders.
also reported an exceptional loss of Rs 7,709 crore in the second quarter due to impairment on its consumer mobile business.
The company also reported a record net loss of Rs 8,198 crore on total income of Rs 516 crore. The company has a Rs 14,400-crore debt, as of March this year.
The company has decided to sell its consumer mobile phone business to Bharti Airtel
for free in October this year, which was bleeding both TTML
and its parent TTSL for the past few years. Thanks to the launch of Reliance Jio, players such as Tata Teleservices
found it difficult to take on the competition and decided to shut shops.
Besides Tata Sons, the holding company of Tata Teleservices
would infuse further funds in the company, the firm said. And added that it plans to sell some assets to repay lenders.