Mukta Arts PAT 0.2% for Q2-2014 despite higher q-o-q income

BENGALURU: Mukta Arts Limited (MAL) announced a PAT of Rs 0.1632 crore and total income from operations of Rs 85.16 crore for Q2-2014, which translates roughly to 0.19 per cent. Revenue for Q1-2014 was lower by 19.2 per cent at Rs 71.45 crore, and for the corresponding quarter last year (Q2-2013) it was 11.8 per cent lower at Rs 76.14 crore. Last quarter (Q1-2014) the company had reported a PAT of Rs 0.74 crore or 1.04 per cent of total income from operations.

Let us take a look at the other figures reported for Q2-2014 by MAL

Total expense for Q2-2014 at Rs 84.61 crore was 12.9 per cent higher than the Rs 74.95 crore for Q2-2013 and 20.3 per cent more than the Rs 70.34 crore for Q1-2014.

The largest chunk of expense is producers/distributors share in the case of MAL. The company has reported Rs 78.21 crore (91.8 per cent of total income from operations) towards this head for Q2-2014, which was 8.6 per cent higher than the Rs 72.04 crore (94.6 per cent of total income from operations) for Q2-2013, and 20.4 per cent more than the Rs 64.94 crore (90.9 per cent of total income from operations) for the immediate preceding quarter (Q1-2014).

Segment Revenue

Four segments - Software division; Equipment division; Theatrical Exhibition division; and Others are responsible for revenue for MAL.

MAL’s software division reported revenue of Rs 79.67 crore for Q2-2014, 6.7 per cent higher y-o-y as compared to the Rs 74.75 crore for Q2-2013 and 20.8 per cent higher than the Rs 65.92 crore for Q1-2014. Despite the higher revenue, profit from this segment was less than a fourth (4.21 times less) at Rs 0.35 crore for Q2-2014 as compared to the Rs 1.46 crore for Q1-2013 and just about half the Rs 9.29 crore for Q1-2014.

Its theatrical segment saw a huge jump in revenue at Rs 3.52 crore for Q2-2014 as compared to the Rs 0.1545 crore for Q2-2014, but was 4.3 per cent lower than the Rs 3.68 crore for Q1-2014. This segment saw a loss of Rs (-0.25) crore for Q2-2014 as compared to a profit of Rs 0.08 crore for Q1-2014 and a loss of Rs (-0.04) crore for Q2-2013.

Revenue and results from the other segments was a minor fraction of the overall revenue.

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