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FY-2014: BAG Films reports Rs 6.09 crore PAT: Radio segment operating loss widens by 68 per cent

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BENGALURU: B.A.G. Films & Media Limited (Bag Films) reported consolidated PAT of Rs 6.09 crore (4.14 per cent of Total Income) in FY-2014 as compared to a loss of Rs (-82.16) crore in FY-2013. Overall, even for FY-2014, the company has reported a loss of Rs (-9.13) crore, however, contribution from minority interest of Rs 15.22 crore has resulted in the positive PAT for the year mentioned above.

Note :  100,00,000=100 lakh = 1 crore = 10 million.

For Q4-2014, Bag Films reported a (-90.91) per cent drop in PAT to Rs 0.67 crore (1.61 per cent of Total Income) as compared to the Rs 7.02 crore (17.85 per cent of Total Income) in Q3-2014 and a loss of Rs (-7.29) crore in Q4-2013.

Bag Films reported 24.34 per cent higher total income in FY-2014 at Rs 147.15 crore as compared to the Rs 118.35 crore in FY-2013. Total Income for Q4-2014 at Rs 41.87 crore was 6.45 per cent more than the Rs 39.35 crore in the immediate trailing quarter and 27.21 per cent more than the Rs 32.92 crore in the year ago quarter –Q4-2013.

Despite a much lower operating q-o-q loss in Q4-2014, the company’s radio segment reported a loss of Rs (-2.18) crore in FY-2014 as compared to an operating  loss of Rs (-1.3) crore in FY-2013. The segment reported an operating loss of Rs (-0.10) crore which was about one ninth the loss of Rs (-88.43) crore in Q3-2014 and about one twelfth the loss of Rs (-117.46) crore in Q4-2013.

Bag Films radio segment reported (-1.22) per cent drop in operating revenue in FY-2014 to Rs 5.09 crore from Rs 5.15 crore in FY-2013. In Q4-2014, the segment’s operating revenue jumped 84.24 per cent to Rs 1.63 crore from Rs 0.89 crore in Q3-2014 and was 30.1 per cent more than the Rs 1.25 crore in Q4-2013.

Bag Films FM Radio segment operates under the brand name ‘Radio dhamaal’ and is available at the frequency of 106.4 and is present in seven states and 10 towns of India.

Bag Films has informed the stock exchanges that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on 26 May 2014, inter alia, has not proposed any dividend for the Financial Year ended 31 March 2014.

Let us look at the other FY-2014 and Q4-2014 numbers reported by Bag Films

Bag Films Total Expense in FY-2014 at Rs 137.23 crore (93.26 per cent of Total Income) was (-6.13) per cent lower than the Rs 146.19 crore (123.53 per cent of Total Income) in FY-2013. Total Expense in Q4-2014 at Rs 33.63 crore (80.32 per cent of Total Income) was (-6.99) per cent lower than the Rs 36.16 crore (91.93 per cent of Total Incoms) and (-8.20) per cent lower than the Rs.36.64 crore (111.3 per cent of Total Income) in Q4-2013.

The company’s finance cost in FY-2014 was 73.55 per cent more at Rs 19.48 crore (13.25 per cent of Total Income) as compared to the Rs 11.23 crore (9.49 per cent of Total Income) in FY-2013. In Q4-2014 finance cost at Rs 7.65 crore (18.27 per cent of Total Income) was 60.01 per cent more than the Rs 4.53 crore (11.51 per cent of Total Income) in Q3-2014 and more than double (2.08 times) the Rs 3.68 crore (11.19 per cent of Total Income) in Q4-2013.

Bag Films reported lower depreciation numbers for FY-2014 at Rs 18.66 crore (-10.39) per cent lower than the Rs 20.82 crore in FY-2013. Depreciation for Q4-2014 at Rs 4.61 crore  was (-2.06) per cent lower than the Rs 4.71 crore in Q3-2014 and (-18.23) per cent lower than the Rs 5.64 crore in Q4-2013.

During FY-2014, the company has pared its employee cost to Rs 17.95 crore from Rs 19.72 crore in FY-2013.

Segments Results

The following segments contribute to Bag Films revenue: Audio-visual production, movies, leasing, FM radio and television broadcasting. FM radio results have been mentioned above. The company has mentioned revenue and result from movies as NIL. We shall look at two other segments – Audio-visual production and television broadcasting in this report.

Bag Films Audio-visual production segment reported revenue of Rs 48.59 crore in FY-2014 which was 76.51 per cent more than the Rs 27.53 crore in FY-2013. Revenue from this segment in Q4-2014 at Rs 11.17 crore was (-23.66) per cent lower than the Rs 14.64 crore in Q3-2014 but more than double (2.16 times) the revenue of Rs 5.17 crore in Q4-2013.

Audio-visual production segment reported operating profit of Rs 9.31 crore in FY-2014, as compared to a loss of Rs (-2.78) crores in FY-2013. In Q4-2014, Audio-visual production segment reported 50.08 per cent growth in operating results to Rs 4.92 crore as compared to the Rs 3.28 crore in Q3-2014 and a loss of Rs (-1.89) crore in Q4-2013.

Bag Films runs News 24 and E24 television channels. Its Television broadcasting (TV) segment reported operating revenue of Rs 89.44 crore in FY-2014, which was 6.57 per cent more than the Rs 83.93 crore in FY-2013. The company’s TV segment reported revenue of Rs 26.47 crore in Q4-2014, which was 12.16 per cent more than the Rs 23.60 crore in Q3-2014 and 2.2 per cent more than the Rs 25.90 crore in Q4-2013.

Bag Films TV segment reported more than triple (3.17 times) operating profit at Rs 31.09 crore in FY-2013 as compared to the Rs 9.80 crore in FY-2013. Operating profit by this segment in Q4-2014 at Rs 9.43 crore was 10.12 per cent more than the Rs 8.56 crore in Q3-2014 and 3.04 per cent more than the Rs 9.15 crore in Q4-2013.



Bag Films has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on 26 May 2014, has approved the preferential issue of 80,000,000 (Eight crore only) warrants convertible into equity shares at a later date, on a preferential basis, to Promoters/Promoter Group and Non Promoters subject to approval of the shareholders in the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and such regulatory or statutory approvals as may be necessary/required.

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