Eros International reports higher income, profit in Q3-2014

BENGALURU: Eros International Media Limited (Eros) posted 17.2 per cent y-o-y consolidated operating income at Rs 432.68 crore in Q3-2014 as compared to the Rs 369.33 crore in last year’s quarter and was more than double (2.15 times) the operating income of Rs 201.05 crore in the immediate trailing quarter. Over the nine month period that ended 31 December, 2013, Eros reported a 4.2 per cent drop in operating income from Rs 855.63 crore to Rs 820.05 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. Operating Income for FY 2013 was Rs 1067.95 crore.

The company’s PAT in Q3-2014 at Rs 91.99 was 41.1 per cent higher as compared to the Rs 65.2 crore in Q3-2013 and also more than double (2.48 times) the Rs 36.97 crore in Q2-2014. YTD, PAT for the current quarter was up by 29 per cent to Rs 158.30 crore as compared to Rs 122.71 crore in last year’s nine month period. For FY 2013, Eros reported PAT of Rs 154.53 crore.

Eros Managing Director Sunil Lulla said, “The company has showcased its success with releases such as Ram Leela, R…Rajkumar, Grand Masti, Raanjhaana, Krissh 3 (Overseas), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Overseas) and Phata Poster Nikla Hero (Overseas). These releases are continuously being monetised over several distribution platforms. With a diversified mix of high budget and moderately budgeted-high concept movies in our future movie stale, we believe that we will exhibit sustained success in the future as well.”

Let us look at the other Q3-2014 figures reported by Eros:

Consolidated total expense for Q3-2014 at Rs 298.4 crore was 6.5 per cent more than the Rs 280.27 crore in Q3-2013 and almost double (1.97 times) the expense of Rs 151.16 crore in the immediate trailing quarter. Year-to-Date (YTD), Eros reported expense of Rs 597.64 crore, which was 11.6 per cent lower than the Rs 675.95 crore in the corresponding nine month period of last year. In FY 2013, Expense was Rs 848.13 crore.

Earnings before Income & Tax (EBIT) reported by the company for Q4-2014 at Rs 135.25 crore was up by 50.5 per cent as compared to the EBIT of Rs 89.86 crore in Q3-2013 and also more than double (2.68 times) the Rs 50.31 crore in Q2-2014. YTD, EBIT at Rs 231.69 crore was 25.6 per cent more than the Rs 184.47 crore in the corresponding nine months of the previous year. For FY 2013, Eros EBIT was Rs 226.22 crore.

Eros Finance cost for Q3-2014 at Rs 7.39 crore was almost triple (2.84 times) the Rs 2.6 crore in Q3-2013 and 19.2 per cent more than the Rs 6.2 crore in Q2-2014. YTD, the company’s finance cost was more than double (2.44 times) at Rs 18.2 crore as compared to the Rs 7.44 crore in the corresponding nine months of the previous year. In FY 2013, Eros paid finance costs of Rs 9.22 crore.

The company says that 41 films (15 Hindi, 25 Tamil and 1 other regional) were released during the nine month of FY 2014 as compared to 60 (26 Hindi, 32 Tamil and 2 other regional) films in during nine month FY 2013. It says that strong theatrical revenues during 9M FY 2014 have showcased the success of overseas releases, namely: Ram Leela, R…Rajkumar, Grand Masti, Raanjhaana, Krissh 3, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Phata Poster Nikla Hero.

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