Byjus makes a jump of 81 percent this financial year

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Bengaluru: Byju’s, the world’s most valuable edtech company with a valuation of $16.5 billion, reported its revenues for 2019-20 at Rs 2,434 crore, an 81 percent jump over the previous financial year.

The company reported a net profit of Rs 51 crore in 2019-20. This is a 152 percent increase from the previous financial year. The company’s expenses for the financial year were reported at Rs Rs 2,383 crore.

Byju’s’ earnings in foreign currencies were Rs 306 crore in FY20 against Rs 168 crore in FY19.

Byju’s is on an acquisition spree in India and. The start-up acquired six companies in India and the US this year and spent more than $2 billion in the past six months on these acquisitions, according to sources.

The inorganic route is expected to help Bengaluru-based Byju to dominate the edtech market. It is helping the firm increase its lead over its competitors such as Unacademy, Simplilearn, UpGrad, Amazon Academy, and traditional education institutes, to tap the country’s $180-billion education sector.

Last month, Byju’s acquired US-based digital reading platform Epic for $500 million. In August last year, Byju’s acquired Mumbai-based coding start-up WhiteHat Jr for $300 million. In 2019, Byju’s bought US-based educational gaming company Osmo for $120 million in a stock-and-cash deal. Byju’s is aiming to become one of the largest players in the space in the US, with a target to hit revenues of $1 billion in the next three years.

Recently, the firm introduced a one-of-its-kind “Two-Teacher Advantage” for Byju’s Classes, an after-school online tutoring programme.

Byju’s – The Learning App was launched for classes 4-12 in 2015. Today, the app has more than 100 million registered students and 6.5 million annual paid subscriptions.