Television production house Balaji Telefilms continues its
profit run, improving its preceding quarter performance and
turning around from the year-before quarter as its other income
jumped on account of sale of discontinued operations.
Tele finished the fiscal-fourth quarter with a net profit
of Rs 15.4 million compared to a loss of Rs 11.5 million a
company's other income grew to Rs 90.8 million from Rs 3.9
million. Income from operations, however, trimmed by 35 per
cent to Rs 278.4 million on account of reduction in the number
of hours of commissioned & sponsored segment and lower
realisation on sponsored revenue.
company brought down its total expenditure by 11 per cent
to Rs 385.6 million, from Rs 431.3 million in the previous
fiscal of the same quarter.
company's income from operations during the quarter was Rs
247.3 million compared to Rs 337.8 million. Revenue contribution
from commissioned programming (HSM) was Rs 223.2 million against
Rs 271.1 million, while that of sponsored programming was
Rs 24.1 million as against Rs 66.7 million.
the quarter under review, the company has reported an operating
loss of Rs 16.4 million against an operating profit of Rs
1.8 million. The company reported a negative Ebitda of Rs
16.4 million in the current quarter from Rs 1.8 million a
on programming hours
per hour from commissioned programming (HSM) increased to
Rs 1.86 million against Rs 1.807 million.
The company produces shows like Pavitra Rishtaa, Bade Achee
Lagte Ho, Parichay, Kya Hua Tera Vaada, and Gumraah.
of commissioned programmes reduced from 150 hours to 120 hours
while hours of sponsored programmes reduced from 190 hours
to 126 hours.
on 31 March, the company's total investments were at Rs 2.58
billion including Rs 300 million invested in wholly owned
subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures Ltd (BMPL) with as much
as Rs 209.962 billion being invested in units of mutual funds
& debentures issued by other corporate & Trusts During
the quarter, BMPL achieved a turnover of Rs 584.4 million
as against Rs 416.9 million during the previous fiscal. In
the current financial year, BMPL has reported profit of Rs
88.3 million against Rs 23.2 million for the same quarter
a year ago.
company's cost increased substantially to Rs 501.9 million
compared to Rs 391.1 million in the year-ago period. Ebitda
for the quarter was Rs 82.5 million, up from Rs 25.8 million.
Tele's FY'12 performance
Telefilms posted a net profit of Rs 204.41 million for the
fiscal ending 31 March as per the consolidated audited results.
The company had finished previous fiscal in red with a net
loss of Rs 10.80 million.
company's net sales in the fiscal reduced by Rs.145.8 million
to 1.7657 billion due to the fall in turnover of the Balaji
Telefilms by Rs 313.4 million on a standalone basis, which
was due to reduction in volume of Hindi Commissioned programmes
from 617 hours to 466 hours.
expenditure fell by Rs 88.917 million to Rs 1.9378 billion
compared to Rs 2.0268 billion in the trailing fiscal. The
company's cost of production/acquisition and telecast fees
increased by Rs 230.123 million to end at Rs 1.4670 billion.
Staff cost too saw a minor increase at Rs 199.833 million
as against Rs 183.652 million in the previous fiscal.
the fall in turnover was supported due to the improved performance
of BMPL which increased in turnover by Rs 167.6 million, a
40 per cent increase as compared to last year mainly due to
the excellent performance of The Dirty Picture.