Bharti Airtel shares slip over 1% after Moody's says AGR dues are credit negative for telco

  • Adjusted gross revenue dues on Bharti Airtel are credit negative for it despite a two-year moratorium given by the govt on spectrum payment

  • The liabilities in the case of Bharti Airtel add up to nearly Rs 35,586 crore, of which Rs 21,682 crore is licence fee and another Rs 13,904.01 crore is the spectrum usage charge due

  • Shares of Vodafone Idea were trading at Rs 9.37 apiece, down 9.37 percent on the BSE

New Delhi: After hitting 52-week high in the previous session, shares of Bharti Airtel on Tuesday fell over 1 percent after Moody's said AGR dues are credit negative for the telecom operator.

The stock was trading 1.32 percent down to Rs 452.50 on the BSE.

 Bharti Airtel shares slip over 1% after Moodys says AGR dues are credit negative for telco

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On the NSE, the stock declined 1.46 percent to Rs 451.90.

Adjusted gross revenue dues on Bharti Airtel are credit negative for the telecom operator despite a two-year moratorium given by the government on spectrum payment and the firm's plan to raise mobile call and data charges, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.

According to data from the government, the liabilities in the case of Bharti Airtel add up to nearly Rs 35,586 crore, of which Rs 21,682 crore is licence fee and another Rs 13,904.01 crore is the spectrum usage charge due (excluding the dues of Telenor and Tata Teleservices).

Meanwhile, shares of Vodafone Idea were trading at Rs 9.37 apiece, down 9.37 percent on the BSE.

The stock slumped 9.62 percent to Rs 7.05 on the NSE.

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Updated Date: Dec 03, 2019 16:31:22 IST