Quikr posts Rs 51 Cr revenue in FY23, losses shrink 62%


Quikr, the online marketplace and classified platform, experienced a drop in scale from Rs 191 crore in FY19 to Rs 110 crore in FY20. This declining trend continued until FY22. The Bengaluru-based firm, however, has recently shown signs of stability and resilience with its revenue growing for the first time in the last three years in FY23.

Additionally, the former unicorn also managed to bring down its losses by a significant margin during the period.

Quikr’s revenue from operations marginally grew 4.7% to Rs 51.36 crore during the fiscal year ending March 2023 as compared to Rs 49.07 crore recorded in FY22, as per the company’s consolidated financial statements with the Registrar of Companies.


Quikr made the majority of its revenue from lead referral fees followed by advertising, both verticals collectively contributed to around 90% of revenue in FY23. The remaining sum was collected via commissions, management consultancy services, business support, and other operating activities.

The company also earned Rs 2 crore from interest and gains on other financial assets (non-operating income). Considering this, the total income of the company stood at Rs 53.38 crore in FY23.

On the cost side, employee benefit was the largest cost expense for the company. Which however shrank 17% to Rs 41.5 crore in FY23 from Rs 50 crore in FY22.

Expense Breakdown

Total ₹ 84 Cr
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Total ₹ 61.36 Cr
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  • Employee benefits
  • IT costs
  • Legal & professional
  • Advertisment & promotions
  • Others

IT costs including web hosting and payment gateway also dwindled 43% to Rs 3.5 crore during the year from Rs 6.13 crore in FY22. The company also cut down its legal, promotional, and other expenses, akin to which, the overall expenditure dwarfed 27% to Rs 61.36 crore in FY23. The total expenditure was Rs 84 crore during the previous fiscal year.

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The cost-cutting measures taken by the company during the year can also be seen in its bottom line which improved significantly. Quikr’s losses declined 62% to Rs 7.98 crore during FY23 in comparison to Rs 20.98 crore in FY22.

Additionally, the company’s outstanding losses stand at Rs 3,077 crore at the end of FY23.

Operating cashflows also turned green (positive) to Rs 2.57 crore in FY23 against Rs 29.23 crore (negative) in the previous year.

The EBITDA margin and ROCE of the company strengthened to -3.52% and -3.87%, respectively during the period. On a unit level, Quikr spent Rs 1.19 to earn a rupee of operating revenue in FY23.


FY22 FY23
EBITDA Margin -19.10% -3.52%
Expense/Rupee of ops revenue ₹1.71 ₹1.19
ROCE -6.50% -3.87%

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