Japan’s SoftBank Corp has booked an investment loss of 39.28 billion yen ($350 million) on its investments in India, including those in cab-hailing firm Ola and e-commerce company Snapdeal. In the earning statement for nine months ended December, SoftBank wrote off 39.28 billion yen in the value of shares in its Indian investments, which include Ola and Snapdeal. Also Read - Amazon, Flipkart and others to add labels to Chinese goods sold online in IndiaAlso Read - Lockdown 2.0: Amazon, Flipkart, E-commerce services allowed to operate in non-hotspot areas
“Gain or loss arising from financial instruments at FVTPL comprises mainly of changes in fair value of preferred stock investment including embedded derivatives, such as ANI Technologies and Jasper Infotech in India, designated as financial assets at FVTPL (Fair Value Through Profit or Loss),” SoftBank said in the earnings statement.
The new set of numbers are lower than the loss recorded by SoftBank in November last year. It had booked an investment loss of 58.14 billion yen ($560 million) for the six-month period ending September 30, impacted by appreciation of Japan’s Yen against the local currency. ALSO READ: Apple to invest $1 billion in SoftBank s Vision Fund
SoftBank had led a $210-million investment in Ola and $627 million in Snapdeal in October 2014. It made follow-on investments in both firms. The Japanese firm has so far invested close to $2 billion in India and earlier this year it stated that it is looking to scale up investments to $10 billion in next 5-10 years.