Olx India, the online classifieds portal, is riding the huge wave in this fiscal. The Naspers-supported platform for selling and buying goods online has witnessed a 58% increase in incomes in FY17 at Rs 92.5 Crore in comparison to Rs 58 Crore of 2016, as per papers accessed from research platform Tofler and filed with the Registrar of Companies. With more than Rs 75 Crore arriving in from business arms outside the nation, services to worldwide markets attributed more than 82% of the topline. This fiscal also witnessed the company’s profit elevation to 31% to come in at Rs 8 Crore in comparison to Rs 6.1 Crore in last fiscal.
Olx battles with Quikr in the country that had postured a 20% growth in overall loss at Rs 534 Crore and 66% elevation in working income at Rs 41 Crore in last fiscal. Quikr India for FY17 has not still filed its financials. The sturdy development in business come at the time when Amarjit Singh Batra, CEO of Olx India, will be shifting away from the leading job at the Gurgaon-located firm to a international role at investment company Naspers, media had posted a month ago. Batra has been helpful in constructing Olx India in the online classifieds space as the leader in the nation getting more than 75% share of the market.
A huge chunk of the development for Olx India has been due to renewed app that was rolled out back in September last year that witnessed a 70% development in sellers on the marketplace with almost 40% to 45% of the payments being facilitated by reiterate users. With more than 70% of share for the second-hand car market, autos have been the largest income contributor for the company in 2107. “Cumulatively, 1/4th of our income comes from the auto segment. We are focused on the second-hand-car industry and wish to make it big here. We are focusing on how we can make an enhanced market and get more sellers and dealers online,” Amarjit Batra, outgoing CEO, claimed to the media in an interview last week. Olx India claims almost 60% to 70% of the commerce in India for car dealers.