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Advantage Club Achieves Remarkable Revenue Growth, Eyes Profitability

Advantage Club, an employee engagement platform, continues its impressive growth trajectory in FY23, marked by a significant surge in operating revenue and a promising outlook towards profitability in the upcoming fiscal year.

According to the company's annual financial statements filed with the Registrar of Companies, Advantage Club experienced a remarkable 93.4% increase in operating revenue, reaching Rs 323 crore in FY23 compared to Rs 167 crore in FY22.

Specializing in providing employee engagement and experience solutions such as rewards, recognition, flexible benefits, wellness, and onboarding, Advantage Club boasts a clientele of 1,000 companies spanning across 100 countries. Notably, the company has doubled its user base to 4 million within a span of less than 15 months.

Voucher sales emerged as the primary revenue source for Advantage Club, constituting 91.5% of the total operating earnings, which surged by 92% to Rs 297 crore in FY23. Additional revenue streams included the sale of services, discount income without product margin, and brand breakage.

With voucher procurement being the largest cost center for the reward and recognition provider, it accounted for 92% of the overall expenditure, growing by 92.3% to Rs 299 crore in FY23 in line with the company's scale.

Advantage Club incurred expenses on employee benefits, advertising, information technology, legal, and other overheads, leading to a total expenditure of Rs 324 crore in FY23, up from Rs 171 crore in FY22.

Despite the impressive revenue growth, the high procurement cost of vouchers posed a challenge for Advantage Club to achieve profitability in the last fiscal year. As a result, the company has been hovering around breakeven for the past three fiscal years, with its return on capital employed (ROCE) and EBITDA margin recorded at -20% and -0.3%, respectively. On a unit level, the company spent Re 1 to earn a rupee in FY23.

Advantage Club's continued expansion and revenue growth indicate its resilience and potential for future success in the employee engagement solutions market, with profitability on the horizon as the company strategizes to optimize its cost structure and enhance operational efficiency.


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