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Flipkart posted Rs 28bn revenue in FY14

Flipkart India Pvt Ltd reported revenues at Rs 2,846 crore in the year ended March 2014, more than double the Rs 1,180 crore a year ago.

 

This is bigger than stand alone revenues of one of India’s best known brick and mortar retail chain Shoppers Stop, which posted FY14 revenues of Rs 2,713 crore through its 73 department chain stores that mostly sell apparel and lifestyle products. On a consolidated basis though, including electronics chain HyperCity, Shoppers Stop sales amounted toRs 3,771 crore. The Kishore Biyani-run Future Lifestyle Fashion posted total income of Rs 2,743 crore from its department store formats Central and Brand Factory besides its own labels such as Indigo Nation and John Miller.

 

The big challenger to Flipkart, Amazon is yet to pick in terms of revenues. It has reported revenue of Rs 169 crore in FY14, while FY13 revenue was Rs 112 crore. Clearly, Amazon has a big gulf to fill, if it is to catch with Flipkart. But it is certainly building up for the future, if the loss figure is anything to go by.

 

Flipkart posted a net loss of Rs 400 crore, while Amazon’s Indian arm posted a net loss of Rs 321 crore for FY14. Snapdeal reportedly posted a net loss of Rs 264 crore.

 
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