companys net sales from operations climbed to Rs 859.81 million
for the quarter, an increase of 13.8 per cent over the year-ago
CEO Barun Das said, We have come out of the economic slowdown
stronger than most. Our focus on ad revenues from non-traditional
streams has helped us post a better growth compared to the industry
which is expected to stay flat or show early single digit growth.
advertising revenue stood at Rs 562.9 million, up 0.4 per cent YoY.
Subscription revenue grew 8.1 per cent QoQ to Rs 208.3 million on
better collections by Media Pro.
real growth in subscription revenues was higher as they were booked
net of expenses which were necessitated due to formation of Media
Pro, which pays subscription revenues to Zee net of expenses,
company reported fourth quarter consolidated revenues of Rs 863.6
million, an increase of Rs 104.42 million over the earlier year.
Revenue from other sales and services was at Rs 92 million. This
mostly includes the value of inventory of programmes and films of
Zee Tamil transferred to Zee Entertainment.
The companys total expenses for the quarter under review rose
9.4 per cent to Rs 679.5 million as against Rs 620.9 million a year
of operations went up from Rs 159.85 million to Rs 200.8 million
even as employee benefits cost remained flat at Rs 176.42 million
compared to Rs 174.14 million in the corresponding quarter of the
revenues for Zee News, Zee Business, Zee 24 Taas, Zee Punjabi, and
24 Ghanta grew at 15.5 per cent for the quarter to Rs 822.3 million
from Rs 711.8 million, with Ebidta margins of 28.1 per cent.
new business loss for the quarter came down to Rs 47 million for
the last quarter from the loss of Rs 108.2 million in the same period
last year due to discontinuance of Zee Tamil.
to discontinuance of Zee Tamil, the company has transferred part
of inventory of programmes and films related the channel to Zeel
of Rs 198.47 million for FY12.
has posted consolidated full-fiscal revenue of Rs 3072.2 million,
an increase of 11 per cent over the earlier year.
revenue grew 2.2 per cent to Rs 2 billion during the fiscal while
subscription revenue rose just one per cent to Rs 742.7 million.
expenses rose 8.3 per cent to Rs 2.54 billion on account of increase
in cost of good & operations and employee cost increasing 19.5
and 7.5 per cent to Rs 703.7 and Rs 744.8 million respectively.
on the results, Das said: "Our Ebidta has stayed strong. We
continue to be committed to long term growth in all aspects of business.
Being on a healthy growth path post demerger of GECs, a series of
strategic initiatives are on the cards which will be implemented
in due course of time.