Paytm Reports Surge in Q2 FY24 Revenue, Partners With Tata Capital

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The company’s payments revenue grew by 28% YoY to Rs 1,524 Cr ($205.7 million), with net payment margin expanding by 60% YoY to Rs 707 Cr ($95.4 million). Meanwhile, financial services revenue saw a significant surge of 64% YoY to Rs 571 Cr ($77 million) in Q2FY24.

In terms of lending activities, Paytm distributed loans worth Rs16,211 Cr ($2.19 billion), marking a YoY increase of 44%. This benefited 1.18 Cr unique borrowers until September 2023.

Paytm, a prominent player in the Financial Services industry according to InvestingPro Tips, has also expanded its partnership portfolio by onboarding Tata Capital. It now collaborates with nine bank and non-banking financial company (NBFC) partners across its lending products and plans to add more in the future.

Paytm’s commerce cloud revenue grew by 12% YoY to Rs423 Cr ($57 million) in Q2FY24. This includes various services such as travel, movie, entertainment ticketing, deals and gift vouchers, advertising, co-branded credit cards, marketing cloud, and loyalty business.

The company’s merchant base grew to 3.8 Cr with an average Monthly Transacting Users (MTU) of 9.5 Cr, up nearly 19% YoY. Merchant payments volume (GMV) grew 41% YoY to Rs4.5 Lakh Cr ($60.7 billion) this quarter.

Despite a dip in share price, CLSA, Citi, and Jefferies issued ‘buy’ calls with target prices from Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,300, while Morgan Stanley gave an equal-weight rating with a target price of Rs 830. As per InvestingPro data, Paytm’s Market Cap stands at $67.92 million, its P/E Ratio at 7.34, and quarterly Revenue Growth was reported as -33.07%. Gross Profit for LTM2023.Q2 was $23.14 million with a Gross Profit Margin of 41.86%, and the Price/Book multiple is high at 1.7.

Interestingly, as per InvestingPro Tips, Paytm’s management has been aggressively buying back shares, a move that often indicates a firm belief in the company’s future prospects. On the other hand, the company’s revenue growth has been slowing down recently, and the stockholders receive poor returns on book equity.

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