Max Healthcare reports strong growth in Q3

Company's gross revenue stood at INR 1160 Cr, a growth of 6% YoY and 24% QoQ

New Delhi/Mumbai: Max Healthcare, one of the largest private sector healthcare services company in India has announced results for the three months ended December 31, 2020.
The gross revenues rose to INR 1160 Cr during the third quarter reflecting a growth of 6% YoY and 24% QoQ.
The network EBITDA rose to INR 253 Cr versus INR 160 Cr in Q3 last year and INR 143 Cr in the previous quarter (Q2 FY 21).This is the highest ever quarterly EBITDA achieved by the company.
The company also announced a significant improvement in EBITDA margins, which stood at 23.2% for the quarter, up from 15.8% in the corresponding quarter in FY 20. The EBITDA margin for the previous quarter was16.2%.
The PAT grew to INR 135 Cr from INR 36 Cr, an increase of276% QoQ.
The Net debt (including put option liabilities) reduced by INR 121 Cr during the quarter and stood at INR 1867 Cr on Dec 31st 2020 as against INR 1988 Cr on Sept 30th, 2020.
This financial performance was driven by an increase in footfalls of OPD patients, IPD occupancy and improved ARPOB. The network saw occupancy relating to COVID-19 decline in the latter half of the quarter and an increase in the surgical cases in key specialities. The significant improvement in EBITDA was also underpinned by long term structural cost savings program initiated in the previous financial year and followed up with additional initiatives in the current financial year.
The revenue from international medical tourists witnessed an uptick during the quarter and grew by 2.3 times of Q2 FY 21, reaching ~40% of pre-Covid levels. In order to increase focus on international medical tourism business, the Board has approved to establish a subsidiary in UAE, which will focus on reaching out to a greater number of patients and capturing a higher market share from Africa, West Asia and Eastern Europe.
The company continued to invest in technology and clinical talent. Max Vaishali is in advanced stage to commission its TomoTherapy® System which will offer arevolutionary radiotherapy for cancer treatment. With a view to enhance top-notch clinical talent, network hospitals hired more than 20 senior consultants during the quarter.
Announcing the Q3 results, Abhay Soi, Chairman and MD, Max Healthcare Institute Ltd, commented, “We are pleased with our Q3 results, which reflect continued best in class operating performance underpinned by strong fundamentals. These results also demonstrate the resilience of our clinical and non-clinical teams to serve the communities during challenging times. We are committed to highest standard of clinical excellence and patient care supported by latest technology”.