Yandex Warns Debt May Affect Ability To Continue Operating


Russia’s largest search engine, Yandex, issued a warning March 3, 2022 stating that there are two attainable situations that would threaten continued operations. Yandex acknowledged that it may function for a lot of months ought to both of these situations be averted.

Yandex indicated that present information middle and know-how capability will enable it to proceed working for at the very least one 12 months and as much as a 12 months and a half.

However that assertion was conditioned on no disruption to provides, which Yandex mentioned may have a detrimental influence on operations.

“Within the occasion of any extended suspension of provides of {hardware}, software program or different know-how utilized in our enterprise or choices, if we’re unable to safe different sources, our operations may very well be materially adversely affected over time.”

Yandex Search Engine

Yandex is the most well-liked search engine in Russia, with consumer visits reported to be as high as over 60%.

Yandex can be ranked by some measurements because the eighth hottest web site on this planet, forward of TikTok, Netflix, Reddit and Amazon, to present a way of scale and significance of Yandex.

Financial Sanctions Impression on Yandex?

The assertion from Yandex indicated that not one of the financial sanctions goal Yandex or any of its subsidiaries, administration, administrators or principal share holders. Which means in the mean time there are not any direct influence from sanctions to Yandex.

However, Yandex warned {that a} continued downturn within the financial system may have have detrimental impact on efficiency.

“Any extended financial downturn in Russia on account of sanctions, depreciation of the ruble or detrimental client sentiment may have a fabric antagonistic impact on our outcomes.”

Menace of Seizure of Management

The announcement noticed that it’s conscious of rumors that management of personal corporations may very well be seized by the Russian authorities. Yandex mentioned that as a result of most of its operations and belongings are positioned inside Russia, such a transfer may have a detrimental impact on its worth.

“…any such motion would have a fabric antagonistic influence on the worth of the Yandex group as an entire.”

Money owed Threaten Future Of Yandex

Yandex acknowledged that it has euro-denominated money reserves equal to $615 million {dollars}, $370 million {dollars} value positioned exterior of Russia.

Yandex acknowledged that below guidelines governing its Convertible Notes due 2025, the principal quantity at present at $1.25 billion, Yandex is obligated to inform the holders of these notes of their proper to redeem these notes ought to the NASDAQ droop buying and selling of their Class A shares for greater than 5 buying and selling days

The assertion revealed that Yandex doesn’t have the sources to pay again that debt. It additional acknowledged that even when it have been capable of fulfill paying again a fabric portion of these notes it might nonetheless have to safe financing in an effort to preserve working.

Yandex acknowledged they wish to methods to remain afloat:

“We’re at present conducting contingency planning to find out what steps we might take on this regard and what different sources of financing could be out there to us, within the occasion that this redemption proper is triggered.”

Yandex Warning

Yandex acknowledged that it’s at present working usually however warned that it couldn’t provide assurances within the occasion of a chronic financial downturn.


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