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Software and Equipment segments pull down Mukta Arts Q3-2014 profit

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BENGALURU:  Mukta Arts Limited (Mukta Arts) Software division reported a loss of Rs (0.73) crore on operating revenue of Rs 62.49 crore for the quarter ended 31 December, 2013 (Q3-2014) which eroded the operating profits of Rs 0.37 crore and Rs 1.70 crore reported by the company’s Theatrical division and ‘Others’ division respectively. The fourth segment that contributes to Mukta Ars numbers - Equipment division also ate into the Q3-2014 operating profit to the extent of Rs (0.15) crore. Mukta Arts reported an operating profit of Rs 0.92 crore for the current quarter. 

Let us look at the Q3-2014 numbers reported by Mukta Arts 

The company reported Total Operating revenue of Rs 76.67 crore in Q3-2014, which was 6.27 per cent more than the Rs 72.14 crore in Q3-2013 and (9.97) per cent lower than the Rs 85.16 crore in Q2-2014. During the nine month period ended 31 December 2013, Mukta Arts Total Operating revenue at Rs 223.27 crore was 17.28 per cent more than the Rs 198.90 crore in the corresponding period of last fiscal. For FY-2013, the company reported Total Operating revenue of Rs 257.82 crore.

Mukta Arts Total expense for Q3-2014 at Rs 76.61 crore was 15.41 per cent more than the Rs 66.38 crore in Q3-2013 and (9.45) per cent lower than the Rs 84.61 crore in Q2-2014. Total expense YTD at Rs 231.55 crore was 20.78 per cent more than the Rs 191.71 crore reported during the corresponding nine month period of last year. For FY 2013, the company reported Total expense of Rs 253.61 crore. 

More than 90 per cent of Mukta Arts expense and more than 85 per cent of Total Operating revenue is the Distributors and Producers share. In Q4-2014, the company paid Rs 68.98 crore (90.04 per cent of Total expense, and 89.97 per cent of operating revenue for the quarter) towards this head, which was 11.85 per cent higher than the Rs 61.67 crore (92.91 per cent of Total expense and 85.48 per cent of Total operating revenue for the quarter) in Q3-2013 and (11.81) per cent lower than the Rs 78.21 crore (92.44 per cent of total expense and 91.85 per cent of Total operating revenue for the quarter) in Q2-2014. 

Distributors and Producers share for the nine month period ended 31 December 2013 at Rs 212.13 crore (91.61 per cent of Total expense and 90.94 per cent of Total operating revenue for the period) was 17.85 per cent more than the Rs 180.01 cores (93.90 per cent of Total expense and 90.50 per cent of Total operating revenue for the period) of the corresponding nine month period of last year.

For FY 2013, Mukta Arts paid Rs 233.74 crore towards Distributors and Producers share, which was 92.16 per cent of Total expense and 90.66 per cent of Total Operating revenue.

 Segment Revenue

The lion’s share of Mukta Arts revenue - more than 90 per cent comes from its Software segment. This segment reported revenue of Rs 69.24 crore (90.31 per cent of Total operating revenue) for Q3-2014 which was 1.21 per cent more than the Rs 68.41 crore (94.83 per cent of Total Operating revenue) for Q3-2013, but (13.09) per cent lower than the Rs 79.67 crore (93.55 per cent of Total operating revenue) during Q2-2014. 

For the nine month period ended 31 December 2013, the Software division’s revenue at Rs 214.83 crore (92.1 per cent of Total operating revenue) was 11.93 per cent more than the Rs 191.93 crore in the corresponding period of last year. For FY 2013, Mukta Arts Software division’s revenue was Rs 246.47 crore or 95.6 per cent of total revenue. 

As mentioned above, this segment reported an operating loss of Rs 0.73 crore for Q3-2014 as compared to an operating profit of Rs 6.74 crore in Q3-2013 and an operating profit of Rs 0.35 crore in Q2-2014. For the nine month period ended 31 December 2013, the Software segment reported an operating profit of Rs 0.31 crore which was more than 31 times (31.51 times) lower than the Rs 9.86 crore operating profit reported during the corresponding period of last year. For FY 2013, Mukta Arts Software Division reported an operating profit of Rs 8.10 crore.

 Mukta Arts Theatrical Exhibition segment reported operating revenue of Rs 5.16 crore and an operating profit of Rs 0.37 crore for Q3-2014 as compared to the revenue of Rs 2.46 crore and an operating profit of Rs 0.14 crore for Q3-2013 and an operating revenue of Rs 3.52 crore and an operating loss of Rs (0.14) crore in Q2-2014. YTD, its operating revenue was Rs 12.3 crore and an operating profit of Rs 0.21 crore as compared to the revenue of Rs 2.62 crore and operating profit of Rs 0.66 lakh (Rs 100 lakh = Rs 1 crore: Rs 100,000 = Rs 1 Lakh) for the corresponding period of last year. For FY 2013, the Theatrical exhibition segment reported revenue of Rs 5.24 crore and a small operating loss of Rs (-6.61) lakh 

The contribution by Mukta Arts Equipment division was a very small fragment of per cent to total revenue. As reported above, this segment reported a loss of Rs (0.15) crore for Q3-2014, loss of Rs (0.16) crore in Q3-2013 and equally small fractions for the other periods. 

Mukta Arts ‘Others’ segment reported operating revenue of Rs 2.17 crore and an operating profit of Rs 1.70 crore for Q3-2014. y-o-y, this segment reported revenue of Rs 1.20 crore and an operating profit of Rs 0.99 crore, and q-o-q the revenue was Rs 1.79 crore and an operating profit of Rs 1.54 crore. YTD, revenue from this segment was Rs 5.67 crore and an operating profit of Rs 4.64 crore as compared to the operating revenue of Rs 4.04 crore and an operating profit of Rs 3.42 crore during the corresponding nine month period month of last year. For FY-2013, ‘Others’ segment reported revenue of Rs 5.74 crore and an operating profit of Rs 4.94 crore. 

During the quarter the Company has commenced its cinemas at Mumbai, Selu, Junnar and Banswara.

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