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    Flipkart trims losses to Rs 1,637 crore in FY17

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    E-commerce major has seen its losses narrow to Rs 1,638.6 crore in 2016-17, as per a regulatory documents.

    Flipkart trims losses to Rs 1,637 crore in FY17
    The company attributed the narrowing of the net loss to lower logistics, storage services and collection charges as well as decline in other expenses

    According to a PTI report: It had a net loss of Rs 2,306.5 crore in the previous financial year, 2015-16.

    The company attributed the narrowing of the net loss to lower logistics, storage services and collection charges as well as decline in other expenses, as per documents filed with the Corporate Affairs Ministry.

    The documents, sourced through market intelligence firm Tofler, showed that the total income of Flipkart Internet had increased by 15.46 per cent to Rs 2,253.5 crore in the year ended March 2017 from Rs 1,951.7 crore in the previous financial year.

    Flipkart did not respond to an emailed query sent by PTI.

    It runs its e-commerce business through Flipkart Internet, while the holding company is registered in Singapore.

    The company has been in the limelight for inking a blockbuster deal with under which the American retailer will pick up about 77 percent stake for about US $16 billion.

    The deal has also given handsome returns to investors like SoftBank, Naspers, Accel Partners and eBay, who have agreed to sell their shares. The transaction is now awaiting approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

    Flipkart, which operates different entities for various functions, provides e-commerce and support services through Flipkart Internet. The revenue of Flipkart Internet is mainly generated from services like collection, marketplace, storage and logistics.

    According to the documents, Flipkart Internet’s total revenue from operations was at Rs 1,882.4 crore with other income bringing in an additional Rs 371.1 crore.