Safaricom Surpasses Expectations with Record-Breaking Ksh.139.9 Billion Earnings

Safaricom PLC, headed by CEO Peter Ndegwa has declared its largest earnings in history – Ksh.139.9 billion in earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for the period ending March 31, 2024. The accomplishment which was highlighted during its Full Year 2023/2024 results that were disclosed on Thursday, exhibits Safaricom’s enduring dedication towards superiority and innovation in the telecommunications sector.

Even with a sizable startup cost and investments in Safaricom Ethiopia, it has achieved a strong EBIT of KES.94.9 billion, showing an impressive 3.5% growth compared to last year. The earnings are above market expectations and the group guidance range of (KES129-132 billion), emphasizing Safaricom’s ability to handle difficult market situations while maintaining excellent financial results.

CEO of Safaricom PLC, Peter Ndegwa, expressed satisfaction with the group’s achievement. He highlighted how important it is for Safaricom Ethiopia to lead the future growth. “We are very happy about what we have accomplished as a group even though starting our Ethiopia business required big costs. We predict that from 2025 onwards, Ethiopia will begin contributing significantly to the growth of the group in both top and bottom line,” said Ndegwa to show Safaricom’s strategic vision and long-term plan.

In this review period, Safaricom PLC had a major increase in group revenue. It went up by 13.4% to KShs 335.3 billion, and M-PESA became a strong driver of income with KShs 140 billion making 42.4% from all the revenues while the GSM business made Kes.173.9 billion, equaling 52.7%. This strong financial result shows how important and lasting Safaricom’s innovative products and services are as they continue to meet changing demands as well as consumer expectations.

Additionally, Safaricom Kenya saw a rise of 13.7% in net income, reaching KShs 84.74 billion while the Group’s net income excluding minority interest went up by 1.2% reaching KShs 62.99 billion. In Ethiopia, Safaricom witnessed incredible progress by doubling its active customers to reach 4.4 million and setting up a network nearly half as big as Kenya – this shows potential for future growth and dominance within the market space there too!

“We are happy about the business progress in Ethiopia and feel proud that we could carry this forward within a Safaricom Ethiopia team that is 90% from Ethiopians,” said Peter Ndegwa, emphasizing Safaricom’s dedication to local inclusion and lasting development plans.

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