Financial Indicators of Selected Service-Provider Companies of Telecommunication Sector in India: An Empirical Study
Keywords:Financial Indicators, Profitability, Liquidity, Solvency, Telecommunication sector, Market capitalisation
Purpose: The aim of this article is to measure profitability of selected services provider companies of telecommunication sector in India. The study also aims to identify liquidity and solvency of the selected services provider companies of telecommunication, and how these indicators determine their management efficiency.
Approach/Methodology/Design: In this study, three service-provider telecommunication companies operating in India were selected. The study period is from 2013-14 to 2017-18. The criterion for selection of samples is market capitalization in which higher capitalized companies are selected like Bharti Airtel, Tata Communication and Reliance Communication. In this study ratio analysis is used as accounting tool, and One-way Anova technique is used as statistical tool for the identification of difference between the sample means.
Findings: The major findings of the study indicate that Bharti Airtel and Tata Communication are in a better financial soundness as compared to Reliance Communication. In addition, the results of the study reveal that Reliance Communication suffered huge losses during the study period.
Practical Implications: The study examines the status of the telecommunication sector with the current rules and regulations provided by government. It also assess the financial condition of the selected telecommunication companies, providing a systematic evaluation based on certain financial indicators that can help investors make relevant decisions.
Originality/value: The financial indicators are important figures which give an overview about the financial health of any particular organization. There are number of financial indicators which are employed to identify the fair and true picture of organization. Profitability, liquidity and solvency ratios are one method for the identification of financial strength or weakness out of number of methods.