Radio Mirchi confirms maiden dividend; 53.6 per cent PAT growth in Q1-2014

BENGALURU: The Bennett, Coleman & Co. Limited promoted Indian private FM player Entertainment Network (India) Limited (ENIL) which operates FM radio broadcasting stations through the brand Radio Mirchi in 32 Indian cities announced that its shareholders had approved a dividend of 10 per cent for FY-2013.

ENIL's net profit for the year ended 31 March 2013 was Rs 67.7 crore and total revenue for FY-2013 was Rs 338.4 crore. Considering the consistent good performance of the company year-on-year and the strong cash position in FY-2013, the ENIL board of directors had recommended a maiden dividend of 10 per cent i.e. Rs 1 per equity share of Rs 10.

ENIL reported a 53.6 per cent PAT growth in Q1-2014 as compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013. ENIL's PAT was Rs 19.92 crore for Q1-2014 and Rs 12.97 crore in Q1-2013.

ENIL's PAT for Q1-2014 was however lower by 22.5 per cent than the Rs 25.7 crore in Q4-2013.

Note: Tax expense for the quarter/year ended 31 March 2013 was net of Rs 2.866 crore of excess provision in respect of earlier years and written back pursuant to conclusion of assessment.

Let us look at ENIL's other figures for Q1-2014

ENIL's revenue for Q1-2014 stood at Rs 85.2 crore on a consolidated basis, up 23.8 per cent over the Rs 68.87 crore in Q1-2013, but 18.9 per cent lower than the Rs 105 crore for Q4-2013.

ENIL's EBITDA in Q1-2014 stood at Rs 35.1 crore, up 34.1 per cent as compared to Q1-2013. The company's EBITDA margin improved from 38.1 per cent to 41.2 per cent in Q1-2014.

Expenditure for Q1-2014 at Rs 63.15 crore was 9.8 per cent more than the Rs 57.5 crore for Q1-2013, but 18.8 per cent lower than the Rs 77.85 crore for Q4-2013.

ENIL spent Rs 10.61 crore towards marketing in Q1-2014, 36.7 per cent more than the Rs 7.76 crore in Q1-2013, but just a little more than a third (35.5 per cent) of the Rs 29.91 crore in Q4-2013.

It paid license fees of Rs 4.688 crore in Q1-2014, 27.5 per cent more than the license fees of Rs 3.677 crore in Q1-2013, but lower by 12.8 per cent than the Rs 5.375 crore in Q4-2013. The company had paid license fees of Rs 18.092 crore in FY-13.

ENIL's production expense of Rs 3.82 crore in Q1-2014 was 19.7 per cent lower than the Rs 4.76 crore in Q1-2013, but was 8.7 per cent more than the Rs 3.51 crore for Q4-2013.

Employee benefits at Rs 18.99 crore in Q1-2014 was 6.6 per cent higher than the Rs 17.82 crore in Q1-2013, but 8.7 per cent lower than the Rs 20.80 crore for Q4-2013.

ENIL ED and CEO Prashant Panday said, "It's been a surprisingly strong quarter for media, especially radio broadcasters including Mirchi. It appears advertisers are responding to the slowdown by launching new products, and even more promotional offers. This helps radio. We expect this to continue, even though we expect growth rates to taper off eventually. On Phase III, the radio industry is seeking a rationalisation of reserve fees on the same lines as is happening with 2G reserve fees, as well as an extension of Phase II licenses. We expect policy clarity in the next few months. Lastly, I am happy that the shareholders have approved ENIL's maiden dividend of 10 per cent."

Latest Reads
Amazon most advertised brand in BARC week 41

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has released its data for last week’s top advertisers and brands between 6-12 October 2018. The data is a reflection of top 10 advertiser and brands across genre on Indian television (U+R) : 2+ Individuals.

Television TV Channels Viewership
No changes in Bhojpuri, Kannada, Marathi segments in BARC week 41

In the Bengali space, Jalsha Movies and Colors Bangla swapped their third and fourth positions in BARC data week 41. No changes were observed in the Bhojpuri, Kannada and Marathi segments. Moreover, Gemini TV and Zee Telugu swapped their second and third positions in the Telugu sector. Flowers TV...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Anil Ambani’s Reliance sues NDTV for Rs 10,000 cr for Rafale coverage

NDTV has been sued for Rs 10,000 crore by Anil Ambani's Reliance Group in an Ahmedabad court for its reportage on the Rafale fighter jet deal. The lawsuit is filed against NDTV's weekly show, Truth vs Hype, which aired on 29 September.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Republic TV leads English news genre in BARC week 41

Republic TV continued to lead the English news genre as per All India BARC data week 41. No changes were noticed this week in the English business news genre. Aaj Tak maintained its lead across every Hindi news genre for yet another week. Hindi news urban genre remained unchanged. Zee News dropped...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Star Utsav bags leadership in GEC (U+R) in BARC week 41

Star Utsav and Zee Anmol swapped their first and second positions in the Hindi (U+R) genre in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 41 of 2018. Star Plus and Big Magic exchanged their eighth and ninth positions in the rural market. Star Bharat and Sony Sab swapped their fifth and...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) extends exclusive television and digital rights partnership with ABB FIA Formula E championship

Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) will continue to broadcast each round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for a further two seasons across the Indian sub-continent - including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Television TV Channels Sports
James Gough’s innovative idea will be incubated with the intent to prototype it at Formula 1®’s Media & Technology Centre

Formula 1® Managing Director of Motorsports, Ross Brawn, and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Driver, Lewis Hamilton, today crowned James Gough the winner of this year’s USD $50,000 F1® Innovation Prize at the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in Austin.

Television TV Channels Sports
FLIX FIRST SCREENING: &flix makes October spookier with the multi-city theatrical premiere of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

&flix, the all-new destination for the most-awaited Hollywood blockbusters, brings the much-anticipated sequel Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween on Thursday, October 25

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
BIG Ganga Goes All Out to Delight Its Audience This Festive Season, Launches Engrossing Range of Shows

With the festive season right around the corner, BIG Ganga, the number one Bhojpuri channel in the Hindi heartland

Television TV Channels GECs

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories