M-Pesa accounts for 50% of Safaricom’s US$900 million profit

Safaricom’s most recent yearly report shows that M-Pesa represented half of the organization’s benefit before tax, outperforming voice and data.

Per the report, M-Pesa produced a sum of $15.5 billion, which is 36% of the organization’s income and wounded up contributing $423.8 million to its benefit before tax, which is practically half.

This isn’t the first time M-Pesa is making stunning money for Safaricom. In the past financial year, M-Pesa represented 41.7% of the absolute benefit before tax — $330.1 million.

How is the benefit from M-Pesa soaring up year-on-year while dominating functional expenses?

The report had a few responses. It said that it was mostly a direct result of the expansion in utilization of Kenyans as a cashless alternative.

Organizations have been prevailed upon by the accommodation of mobile transactions. It offers them higher exchange and wallet size limits and no charges for cash moves between mobile wallets and bank accounts.

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Safaricom additionally said that it had the option to develop that income since it broadened the purposes of M-Pesa past private exchange to utility payments and credit acquisitions. The extra services required minimal capital consumption, yet service expenses created an outsized benefit.

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This is incredible information. For Safaricom as well as for different telcos like MTN, Airtel and other people who are imitating the mobile moner services in nations where they have solid piece of the market.

To be sure, in Ghana, MTN Mobile Money has additionally been recording some great performing, contributing essentially to its main concern. In the principal quarter of 2022, income from MTN Mobile Money increased by 26.7% to GHS515 million.

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