Indus Towers Ltd

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187.653.25 (1.76%)

03:54 PM,1st Dec 2023

187.653.30 (1.79%)

04:01 PM,1st Dec 2023

BSE : 534816


Sector : Infrastructure

ISIN Code : INE121J01017

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Last Updated: Dec 01 2023 | 04:01 PM IST

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52-WK High


52-WK High Date

02 Dec 2022

52-WK Low


52-WK Low Date

27 Jan 2023

All Time High


All Time High Date

05 Aug 2015

All Time Low


All Time Low Date

19 Mar 2020

Indus Towers Ltd

Indus Towers Limited (Formerly known Bharti Infratel Limited) was incorporated on November 30 2006 with the object of inter-alia setting up operating and maintaining wireless communication towers. The Company received the certificate of commencement of business on April 10 2007 from the Registrar of Companies. The Company is a provider of tower and related infrastructure sharing services. The Company is one of the largest telecom tower companies in India basis the number of towers and co-locations operated by the Company. The business is to deploy own operate and manage passive infrastructure pertaining to telecommunication operations. Apart from this the Company provides access to its towers primarily to wireless telecommunication service providers on a shared basis under long-term contracts. It has a nationwide presence with operations in all 22 telecommunication circles in India and caters to all wireless telecommunication service providers in India. The company's consolidated portfolio of over 192874 telecom towers which includes over 39000 of its own towers and the balance from its 42% equity interest in Indus Towers makes it one of the largest tower infrastructure providers in the country with presence in all 22 telecom circles. The three leading wireless telecommunications service providers in India by revenue - Bharti Airtel Vodafone and Idea Cellular - are the largest customers of Bharti Infratel.Bharti Airtel and Bharti Infratel are a part of the Bharti Group one of India's leading business conglomerates with business interests in the telecommunications real estate insurance and retail sectors. In January 2008 Bharti Airtel transferred its towers to Bharti Infratel through a scheme of arrangement effective as of January 31 2008. As of 31 December 2017 Bharti Airtel directly held 50.33% of the equity share capital of Bharti Infratel. Nettle Infrastructure Investments Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel held 3.18% stake in Bharti Infratel as on 31 December 2017.Bharti Infratel has a 42% stake in Indus Towers which was created as a Joint Venture between Bharti Infratel Vodafone and Aditya Birla Telecom to hive off the Towers business in 15 telecom circles. In 2011 the company won the `Green Mobile Award' for best green product/service or performance at the Global Mobile Awards 2011. In 2012 the company was awarded the 2012-CNBC Essar Steel Infrastructure Excellence Award as the 'Telecom Infrastructure Company of the year'. It also received the 2012 CIO-APC Green IT Award for successfully consolidating and virtualising its data centre and making significant reduction in carbon emissions.In 2013 Bharti Infratel and OMC Power bagged Best Consumer Service Innovation Award at Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards. The company was also awarded the 'Most Innovative Energy Saving Product' for 'Renewable Energy Solutions for Telecom Tower Sites.In 2014 Reliance Jio and the company Joined Hands in Tower Infrastructure Sharing agreement. The company was also conferred with `Amity Telecom Excellence Award' for being the `Top Telecom Tower Company of the Year 2014'. The company has been conferred with `Global Business Excellence Award-2014. The company and Indus Towers ink Infrastructure sharing deal.In 2015 the company approved increase in foreign investment limit upto 49% of the paid up capital under Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS) by Foreign Institutional Investors (FIls)/ Registered Foreign Portfolio Investors (RFPIs). The company wins award for `Best Employer' at the Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2015 Awards.On 26 February 2015 parent company Bharti Airtel offloaded 55 million shares of Bharti Infratel through a secondary share sale in the stock market for a total consideration of Rs 1925 crore. Post the transaction Bharti Airtel's equity holding in Bharti Infratel was reduced to 71.9%.On 14 May 2015 Bharti Infratel announced that the company's stock has been included in MSCI Global Standard Index an index created by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) that serves as a benchmark of the performance in major international equity markets. The change in the index will be effective from the close of trading on 29 May 2015.The Board of Directors of Bharti Infratel at its meeting held on 26 April 2016 approved a proposal to buyback equity shares of the company from the shareholders of the company on a proportionate basis through a tender offer. The company set aside Rs. 2000 crore for the buyback at a maximum price of Rs. 450 per equity share. On 28 March 2017 parent company Bharti Airtel pared its stake in Bharti Infratel by selling over 190 million shares representing 10.3% stake to a consortium of funds advised by KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for a total consideration of over Rs. 6193.90 crore. The deal was executed at Rs 325 per Bharti Infratel share. Following the closure of this transaction Bharti Airtel's equity holding in Bharti Infratel was reduced to 61.7%.The board of directors of Bharti Infratel at its meeting held on 30 October 2017 decided to explore and evaluate acquisition of stake in one or more tranches in Indus Towers with the aim of making it a subsidiary or wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Infratel.On 14 November 2017 parent firm Bharti Airtel via its wholly owned subsidiary Nettle Infrastructure Investments sold 83 million equity shares aggregating to 4.49% stake in Bharti Infratel through a secondary share sale in the stock market. Consequent to the stake sale Bharti Airtel and Nettle together hold a combined 53.51% stake in Bharti Infratel.In October 2019 Vodafone-Idea announced that the Scheme for transfer of its fiber infrastructure to wholly owned subsidiary Vodafone Towers Ltd. by way of demerger has become effective. For Airtel the Scheme of arrangement between Bharti Airtel andits wholly subsidiary Telesonic Networks Ltd. for the transfer of optical fibre cable business became effective in August 2019.As on March 31 2020 the Company had a wholly owned subsidiary Smartx Services Limited. On April 24 2018 the Scheme of Arrangement and Amalgamation between the Company and erstwhile Indus Towers Limited was made effective as a going concern basis on November 19 2020. Accordingly the name of Company was changed from Bharti Infratel Limited to Indus Towers Limited effective on December 10 2020. Upon implementation of Scheme and allotment of shares Vodafone Group through its subsidiaries was made the Promoter of the Company with 28.12% shareholding. The shareholding of Bharti Airtel Group existing promoters of the Company was reduced from 53.51% to 36.73% and consequently the Company ceased to be a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited. As of March 31 2019 Bharti Infratel owned and operated 40388 towers with 76341 co-locations in 11 telecommunication circles while Indus Towers operated 123546 towers with 229483 colocations in 15 telecommunication circles.As on March 31 2020 Bharti Infratel owned and operated 42053 towers with 75715 co-locations in 11 telecommunication circles while Indus Towers operated 126949 towers with 235396 co-locations in 15 telecommunication circles.As of March 31 2021 Indus Towers owned and operated 179225 towers with 322438 co-locations in 22 telecommunication circles.As of March 31 2022 Indus Towers owned and operated 185447 towers with 335791 co-locations in 22 telecommunication circles.As of March 31 2023 Indus Towers owned and operated 192874 towers with 342831 co-locations in 22 telecommunication circles.In September 2022 Singtel sold its 3.33% stake in Bharti Airtel for ~Rs. 144 Billion of which around 3.2% was acquired by Bharti Telecom Limited (BTL) while the rest was acquired by the public. Post completion of the stake sale BTL owned 38.62% in Airtel up from 35.4%. Singtel's effective holding in Bharti Airtel decreased from 31.4% to 29.7%.During the Period 2022-23 620158834 Equity Shares of the Company amounting to 23.01% of total share capital held by Nettle Infrastructure Investments Limited were acquired by Bharti Airtel Limited one of the Promoter Companies through Composite Scheme of Amalgamation between Nettle Telesonic Networks Limited and their respective shareholders and Airtel for amalgamation of Nettle and Telesonic with Airtel which became effective from February 01 2023. Post this acquisition Bharti Airtel Limited held 47.95% shares and Vodafone Group Plc. through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary companies held 21.05% shares in the Company.

Indus Towers Ltd - Key Fundamentals

Market Cap (₹ Cr)


EPS - TTM (₹) [S]


P/E Ratio (X) [S]


Face Value (₹) 10
Latest Dividend (%)110.00
Latest Dividend Date 13 May 2022
Dividend Yield (%) -
Book Value Share (₹) [S]88.02
P/B Ratio (₹) [S]2.13
[*C] Consolidated [*S] Standalone

Funds Owing this Stock

Scheme Name Amount Invested ( ₹ Cr ) No Of Shares Net Asset (%)
360 ONE Balanced Hybrid Fund - Regular (G) 5.42 288932 1.24
360 ONE Balanced Hybrid Fund - Regular (IDCW) 5.42 288932 1.24
360 ONE Balanced Hybrid Fund - Direct (G) 5.42 288932 1.24
360 ONE Balanced Hybrid Fund - Direct (IDCW) 5.42 288932 1.24
HDFC Low Duration Fund (G) 249.65 2500 1.60
HDFC Low Duration Fund - Direct (G) 249.65 2500 1.60
HDFC Short Term Debt Fund (G) 199.72 2000 1.62
HDFC Short Term Debt Fund - Direct (G) 199.72 2000 1.62
Groww Nifty Total Market Index Fund-Regular (G) 0.03 1670 0.09
Groww Nifty Total Market Index Fund-Direct (G) 0.03 1670 0.09

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28-04-2023Reliance Securities Buy 145

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1 Week1.19%1.10%2.292.39%
1 Month3.90%3.90%6.126.73%
3 Month3.30%3.27%3.204.28%
6 Month18.39%18.35%8.099.63%
1 Year-6.92%-6.94%6.637.74%
3 Year-13.10%-13.13%51.1254.61%

Company Info

Company Information

Executive Chairman : Akhil Gupta

Independent Director : N Kumar

Independent Director : Jitender Balakrishnan

Independent Director : Bharat Sumant Raut

Independent Director : Leena Srivastava

Managing Director & CEO : D S Rawat

Independent Director : Rajinder Pal Singh

Director : Rajan Bharti Mittal

Director : Sanjay Omprakash Nayar

Company Secretary : Samridhi Rodhe

Independent Director : Anita Kapur

Alternate Director : Tan Yong Choo

Registered Office: 901 Park Centra, Sector-30 NH-8,Gurugram,Haryana-120001 Ph: 91-124-4132600