Reliance Media Works announces lower loss in Q3-2014

BENGALURU: Indian media and entertainment giant Reliance Media Works (RMW) announced loss of Rs (-91.11) crore for Q3-2014, which was less than half (46.6 per cent) of the loss of Rs (-195.25) crore in the immediate trailing quarter (Q2-2014). Q3-2014 loss was however 2.13 per cent higher than the Rs (-89.21) crore in Q3-2013.


The company reported (-12.82) per cent drop in operating revenue in Q3-2014 to Rs 111.71 crore from Rs 128.13 crore in Q2-2014 and (-15.17) per cent lower than the Rs 131.68 crore in the corresponding quarter of last year.


Notes: (1) The board of directors of the company in its meeting on 11 August 2013 has extended the financial year of the company to March 2014 which has been accepted by the Registrar of Companies. Accordingly the financial statements of the company will be drawn for 18 month period ended 31 March 2014. Hence the various quarter have been referred to as SQ (September Quarter) and (JQ) June Quarter of the respective calendar year (not financial year, since this has been changed once again by the company).


(2) Notes of the attached financial statement must be read along with this analysis.


(3) RMW's net worth has eroded, however, having regard to revenue visibility of new businesses in film and media services, improved operational performance of exhibition business, financial support from its promoters, further restructuring exercise being implemented etc., the financial statements have been prepared on the basis that the company is a going concern and that no adjustments are required to the carrying value of assets and liabilities. The auditors of the company had put matter of emphasis on the aforesaid matter in the limited review report for the quarter/fifteen month period ended December 31, 2013 and the same remarks were also included in the Auditors report for the eighteen month period ended September 30, 2012.


Let us look at the other results reported by RMW in Q3-2014


Total revenue in the current quarter at Rs 116.52 crore fell by (-12) per cent from Rs 132.21 crore in the immediate trailing quarter and fell by (-14.27) per cent from Rs 135.91 crore in Q3-2013.


Total expense for Q3-2014 at Rs 143.24 crore was (-11.92) per cent less than the Rs 154.09 crore in Q2-2014 and (-13.55) per cent less than the Rs 165.69 crore during the corresponding quarter of last fiscal.


Two main segments contribute to RMW’s revenue: Film Production Services; and Theatrical Exhibition and Film Production and Services (Theatrical).


Film Production revenue at Rs 15.45 crore was (-19.85) per cent lower than the Rs 19.26 crore during Q2-2014 and (-21.59) per cent lower than the Rs 19.69 crore in Q3-2013. This segment returned negative result of Rs (-9.52) crore which was 27.98 per cent more than the Rs (-7.44) crore in Q2-2014 and (-7.21) per cent lower than the Rs (-10.26) crore in Q3-2013.


RMW’s Theatrical segment also saw a fall in revenues of (-11.46) per cent in Q3-2014 to Rs 100.18 crore from Rs 113.15 crore in Q2-2014 and fell by (-11.89) per cent from Rs 113.70 crore in Q3-2013. This segment returned negative result of Rs (-11.30) crore in Q3-2014 as compared to the Rs (-11.34) crore in Q2-2014 and Rs (-17.72) crore in Q3-2014.


RMW’s finance cost at Rs 64 crore was (-14.39) per cent lower than the Rs 73.21 crore in Q2-2014 and (-3.78) per cent lower than the Rs 66.51 crore in Q3-2013.


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