Mosaic Wellness Experiences Explosive Growth in FY23

Mosaic Wellness
Preeti Bali / 8:07 am / April 1, 2024

Mosaic Wellness, a digital health and wellness consultation startup, has witnessed remarkable growth in the past two fiscal years. The company’s revenue skyrocketed by over 1,700% (18x), jumping from Rs 11.47 crore in FY21 to surpass Rs 200 crore in FY23. However, this rapid growth has been accompanied by significant losses, raising questions about the company’s long-term sustainability.

Financial Performance Analysis

According to Mosaic Wellness’ annual financial statements filed with the Registrar of Companies, the company’s operational revenue surged by 163% in FY23, reaching Rs 207 crore compared to Rs 78 crore in FY22. Founded in 2020 by Revant Bhate and Dhyanesh Shah, Mosaic Wellness operates as a digital-first consumer health platform catering to men, women, and children through its three distinct brands. ManMatters, the company’s flagship brand, offers solutions related to dermatology, sexual health, hygiene, and nutrition.

Sales of health and wellness products constitute Mosaic Wellness’ primary revenue stream. In FY23, the company generated Rs 8 crore from interest income, bringing its total revenue to Rs 215 crore.

Expenditure Analysis

Mosaic Wellness incurred a significant expenditure of Rs 100 crore on advertising and promotion activities in FY23. This translates to 36% of the company’s overall spending. Additionally, the cost of procuring health and wellness products for resale surged by 2.6 times, reaching Rs 60 crore in FY23. The company’s total expenditure witnessed a 2.2-fold increase, climbing from Rs 126 crore in FY22 to Rs 277 crore in FY23. This rise can be attributed to factors such as employee benefits, freight costs, commissions, legal and professional fees, and other overhead expenses.

Balancing Growth and Credibility

While the emergence of platforms like Mosaic Wellness is generally viewed positively as they displace dubious operators offering unqualified health advice, a potential downside exists. Mosaic Wellness’ reliance on pushing wellness products, some with possibly unsubstantiated claims of benefit, could erode its credibility in the long run. The high advertising and promotion expenses highlight the company’s efforts to attract customers, potentially drawing them away from smaller, often unlicensed players. Ideally, at this stage of its growth, Mosaic Wellness should consider either establishing itself as a leader in a specific healthcare domain where it has demonstrably improved customer outcomes or focusing on a few key areas for future development.

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