Increased revenue from traditional media boosts Shemaroo numbers

BENGALURU: Integrated media content house Shemaroo Entertainment Limited (Shemaroo) reported 18.3 percent higher year-on-year (y-o-y) consolidated total revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 (Q2 FY 2017-18, the quarter under review) stood at Rs 1,345.7 million as compared with Rs 1,138.6 million in Q2 FY 2016-17. The company?s consolidated profit after tax for the quarter under review improved to 29.9 percent y-o-y to Rs 188.2 million (14 percent margin) as against Rs 144.90 million (12.8 percent margin) in the corresponding quarter a year ago.

Revenue from operations increased by 18.3 percent y-o-y to Rs 1,343.7 from Rs 1135.5 million. In its earnings release, revenue from traditional media rose by 11.8 percent y-o-y during the quarter under review to Rs 1002 million as compared with Rs 896 million in the corresponding year ago quarter. Revenue from new media increased by 42.5 percent y-o-y in Q2 FY 2017-18 to Rs 342 million from Rs 240 million.

Shemaroo?s EBIDTA, including other income, during the quarter was Rs 363.2 million (27 percent margin on total income of operating revenue) increased by 13.7 percent y-o-y from Rs 319.4 million (28.1 percent margin on total income of operating revenue).

A look at the other numbers

Total expenditure (TE) in Q2 FY 2017-18 at Rs 1,079.6 million (80 percent of operating revenue) grew by 19.5 percent y-o-y from Rs 903.5 million (79.6 percent of operating revenue). The company?s cost of raw materials consumed declined by 19.9 percent y-o-y to Rs 692.5 million (51.5 percent of operating revenue) as compared with Rs 864.3 million (76.1 percent of operating revenue).

Employee benefits expense during the quarter under review grew by 35.7 percent y-o-y to Rs 98.5 million (7.3 percent of operating revenue) from Rs 72.6 million (6.4 percent of operating revenue). Other expenses declined by 7.7 percent y-o-y in Q2 FY 2017-18 to Rs 50 million (3.7 percent of operating revenue) from Rs 54.2 million (4.8 percent of operating revenue).

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