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GTPL Hathway board moots 10% dividend for fiscal 2018

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BENGALURU: The board of directors of Indian multi-system operator and internet service provider GTPL Hathway Limited (GTPL) has mooted dividend of Re 1 or 10 per cent per equity share of face Rs 10 each subject to approval from shareholders for the year ended 31 March 2018 (FY 2018, year or fiscal under review). The outstanding capital of GTPL Hathway as on 31 March 2018 was Rs 112.463 crore.

GTPPL’s consolidated profit after tax (PAT) more than doubled (increased 114.9 per cent) in FY 2018 to Rs 56.40 crore from Rs 26.24 crore in FY 2018. Consolidated total comprehensive income for the year increased 118.3 per cent to Rs 56.72 crore from Rs 25.98 crore. Consolidated operating profit (EBITDA) excluding other income increased 29.6 per cent in FY 2018 to Rs 383.12 crore (35.1 per cent of operating or op revenue) from Rs 295.71 crore (32.6 per cent of op revenue) in the previous fiscal.

GTPL has two segments – cable TV business and internet service. Cable TV business operating result more than quadrupled (increased 302.6 per cent) to Rs 39.65 crore in FY 2018 from Rs 9.85 crore in the previous year. Operating revenue of GTPL’s cable TV business increased 21.7 per cent to Rs 947.87 crore from Rs 778.85 crore.

GTPL’s internet service operating revenue in FY 2018 increased 13 per cent to Rs 143.40 crore from Rs 126.85 crore. Internet service segment’s operating results for fiscal 2018 increased 2.2 per cent in FY 2018 to Rs 16.75 crore from Rs 16.39 crore in the previous year.

Let us look at the other numbers reported by GTPL Hathway

The company’s consolidated total income increased 18.2 per cent during the year under review to Rs 1,113.35 crore from Rs 941.83 crore in the previous year. Consolidated operating revenue for fiscal 2018 at Rs 1,091.27 crore was 20.2 per cent higher than the Rs 907.70 crore for FY 2017. Other income reduced 35.3 per cent in FY 2018 to Rs 22.09 crore from Rs 34.13 crore in FY 2017.

Consolidated total expenditure increased 12.3 per cent during the year under review to Rs 1,009.34 crore from Rs 898.79 crore in FY 2017. Pay channel cost in fiscal 2018 increased 15.3 per cent to Rs 440.61 crore from Rs 382.11 crore in the previous year. Other operational costs increased 1.7 per cent to Rs 90.77 crore from Rs 89.29 crore.

Employee benefits expense in FY 2018 increased 16.3 per cent to Rs 126.12 crore from Rs 108.44 crore in the previous fiscal. Finance costs reduced 32.2 per cent during the year under review to Rs 39.35 crore from Rs 58.08 crore. Other expenses in the period increased 16.5 per cent to Rs 141.42 percent to Rs 121.44 crore in the previous year.

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