Q2-2015: Commissioned programmes cushion Balaji Telefilms? loss

BENGALURU: Balaji Telefilms reported less than half the q-o-q total income from operations (TIO) (1/2.3 times) for Q2-2015 at Rs 58.89 crore versus the Rs 136.03 crore in Q1-2015 and less than a third (1/3.3 times) of the Rs 194.62 crore in Q2-2014. For HY-2015, the company?s TIO at Rs 195.89 crore was 29.8 per cent lower than the Rs 279.07 crore in HY-2014.

Note: 100,00,00 = 100 Lakhs = 10 million = 1 crore

Commissioned programs cushioned the loss from the company?s film segment. Revenue from commissioned programs went up 7.2 per cent to Rs 49.33 crore in Q2-2015 from Rs 46 crores in Q1-2015 and was 64 per cent more than the Rs 30.09 crore in Q2-2014. For HY-2015, this segment had 81.7 per cent higher revenue at Rs 95.32 crore versus the Rs 52.46 crore in HY-2014.

Commissioned programs reported an operating profit of Rs 5.85 crores in Q2-2015, which was 5 per cent lower than the Rs 6.16 crore in Q1-2015 and 60.8 per cent more than the Rs 3.64 crore in Q2-2014. For HY-2015, operating profit from commissioned programs more than tripled (went up 3.1 times) at Rs 12.01 crore versus Rs 3.86 crore in HY-2014.

Overall, Balaji has returned a loss of Rs 7.58 crore in Q2-2015 versus a profit of Rs 10.56 crore in Q1-2015 and a profit of Rs 12.32 crore in Q2-2014. For HY-2015, Balaji Telefilms reported a profit of Rs 2.98 crore which was less than a fifth (19.7 per cent) of the Rs 15.94 crore in HY-2014.

The company?s film segment, which contributes a major percentage to its TIO, reported poor results. Revenue of Rs 9.43 crore from this segment in Q2-2014 was less than one-ninth (1/9.5 times) the Rs 89.34 crore in Q1-2015 and less than one seventeenth (1/17.4) the Rs 164.05 crore in Q2-2014. For HY-2015, Film segment revenue of Rs 98.77 crore in HY-2015 was less than half (1/2.3 times) the Rs 225.70 crore in HY-2014.

Films segment reported a loss of Rs 7.46 crore versus operating profit of Rs 10.97 crore in Q1-2015 and an operating profit of Rs 11.81 crore in Q2-2014. Operating profit in HY-2015 at Rs 3.52 crore was less than half the Rs 8.24 crore in HY-2014.

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