SoftBank Logs Over $1.4 Billion Loss From Indian Investments, Including Snapdeal and Ola

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SoftBank Logs Over $1.4 Billion Loss From Indian Investments, Including Snapdeal and Ola
Highlights
  • SoftBank recorded loss investments to the tune of $1.4 billion
  • $1 billion written off on valuation of its investment in Snapdeal
  • The firm has invested in Indian firms, including Ola, Snapdeal

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group on Wednesday said it has recorded loss from investments to the tune of $1.4 billion, or over Rs. 9,000 crores, for 2016-17 in Indian startups like Snapdeal and Ola.

SoftBank Group (SBG) registered loss from financial instruments at FVTPL (fair value through profit or loss) of JPY 160,419 million in consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 2017, SoftBank said in a statement.

The financial instruments at FVTPL include preferred shares of Jasper Infotech (Snapdeal) and ANI Technologies (Ola), it added.

SoftBank has also written off over $1 billion on valuation of its investment in Snapdeal.

"This (SBG's loss at FVTPL) mainly resulted from recording a loss as the amount of changes in the fair value of the financial instruments at FVTPL from March 31, 2016 to March 31, 2017," SoftBank said.

The Japanese firm has multi-billion investments in Indian firms, including Ola, Snapdeal and Elara Technologies, which owns PropTiger, Housing and Makaan.com.

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