The development was confirmed by Jayesh Shah, Director and Chief Financial Officer. He said, that the company ‘spent over ten million plus last year’. Shah also confirmed that the spend will continue to see a downward trend of about 20%-25%in the next few years as well.
For the financial year ending on March 31, 2017, Arvind Limited reported a 15% growth in revenue at about $1.4 Bn (INR 9,236 Cr). The company Board of Directors have recommended a 24% dividend for 2016-2017.
For Arvind Internet (Ecommerce and Creyate) the loss before interest and tax was reported to be about $13.7 Mn (INR 88.87 Cr) for the year ended March 31, 2017. The loss incurred by the company for the year ending March 31, 2016 was about $3.5 Mn (INR 22.92 Cr).
For the year FY ‘17, the net sales of Arvind Internet increased to about $2.3 Mn (INR 15.13 Cr) as compared to about $985K (INR 6.39 Cr) in FY 16.
Arvind Internet Ltd, established in 2013 is a hybrid tech and fashion startup, with its headquarters in Bengaluru and a creative division in Mumbai. The company kicked off with custom clothing platform Creyate in 2014. In May 2016, Arvind Internet, launched an omni-channel platform NNNow.com.
At the time of launch Nnnow was positioned to connect digital shoppers to merchandise from Arvind’s warehouses, 50-odd brands and a network of more than 1,200 stores across 200 Indian cities.
Arvind Limited owns and manages partnerships with multiple local and global brands such as Flying Machine, Arrow, US Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, Nautica, and Gap. It also runs beauty retailer Sephora and UK department store chain Debenhams in India.
In September 2016, Arvind Internet acquired FreeCultr, a private label ecommerce company.
The Indian ecommerce market is estimated to be worth $119 Bn by 2020, as per a recent Morgan Stanley report. Other major players in the fashion ecommerce category include Amazon, Flipkart (including Myntra & Jabong), Snapdeal, Koovs, etc.
(The development was first reported by Medianama)