Shemaroo's third quarter numbers improve, digital revenue increases

BENGALURU: Indian integrated media content house Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd (Shemaroo) reported 15.3 percent higher y-o-y consolidated total revenue for the quarter ended 31 December 2017 (Q3 2018, the quarter under review) at Rs 132.85 crore as compared with Rs 115.22 crore in Q3 2017. Revenue from operations increased by 16.8 percent y-o-y to Rs 132.63 crore from Rs 113.54 crore.

In its investor presentation, Shemaroo says that 22 percent of its revenue came from digital media and 78 percent from digital media in fiscal 2017. Revenue from digital media grew by 40.9 percent y-o-y in Q3 2018 to Rs 33.1 crore (20.7 percent of operating revenue) from Rs 23.5 crore (25 percent of operating revenue). The company caters to all types of revenue models such as pay per transaction, subscription and advertisement supported. Shemaroo says that due to its large library ownership, it has the ability to slice and dice content and package it in different ways that are more suited for the digital media platforms. During the nine-month period of the current financial year, revenue from digital media grew by 41.7 percent to Rs 95.8 crore (25.8 percent of operating revenue) from Rs 67.6 crore (20.8 percent of operating revenue) during the corresponding year ago nine-month period.

In Q3 2018, the company said that it had crossed 50 lakh (0.5 crore) subscribers on its YouTube channel ShemarooEnt. Shemaroo has agreements with various internet video platforms like YouTube, Hotstar, Reliance Jio, Apple iTunes, Google Play and YuppTV. The company has agreements with major telecom operators, namely Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, for mobile value-added services (MVAS). Shemaroo distributes imagery, videos, full songs and live streaming under MVAS through both operator branded portals as well as its own branded portals

Although revenue from traditional media grew by 10.6 percent y-o-y during the quarter under review to Rs 99.5 crore from Rs 90 crore, its contribution to operating revenue declined to 75 percent from 79.3 percent. Shemaroo’s traditional media platforms include television syndication, subscription-based services through DTH players and cable operators, home entertainment services and other media like airborne rights for in-flight entertainment, overseas, international film festivals.

Shemaroo’s consolidated profit after tax, or PAT, for the quarter under review improved by 26.5 percent y-o-y to Rs17.95 crore (13.5 margin) as against Rs 14.19 crore (12.5 percent margin) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

Shemaroo’s EBIDTA, including other income in the quarter under review, at Rs 36.03 crore (27.1 percent margin on total income of operating revenue) increased by 12.8 percent y-o-y from Rs 31.94 crore (27.7 percent margin on total income of operating revenue).

The company’s total expenditure in Q3 2018 at Rs 105.55 crore (79.3. percent of operating revenue) was 13.6 percent more y-o-y than the Rs 92.66 crore (81.6 percent of operating revenue). Its cost of raw materials consumed declined by 29.2 percent y-o-y in Q3 2018 to Rs 71.98 crore (54.3 percent of operating revenue) as compared with Rs 101.72 crore (89.6 percent of operating revenue).

Employee benefits expense increased by 26.9 percent y-o-y during the quarter under review to Rs 10.25 crore (7.7 percent of operating revenue) from Rs 8.08 crore (7.1 percent of operating revenue). Other expenses grew by 4.6 percent y-o-y in Q3 2018 to Rs 5.74 crore (4.3 percent of operating revenue) from Rs 5.49 crore (4.8 percent of operating revenue).

Latest Reads
Watch the hair-raising sequel ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ this Saturday only on &flix!

What happens when the horrors of your past come back to haunt you? #LeapForth into the world of fear as &flix, the destination for the biggest Hollywood hits, is all set to air ‘Insidious: The Last Key’.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
IPL comes to Snapchat

Snapchat has teamed up with Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders this IPL season.

Television TV Channels Sports
National Geographic Expeditions to offer enriching immersive travel experiences to Indian Travellers

As Indian travellers look for rich travel experiences in a burgeoning luxury travel industry, National Geographic Expeditions launches in India.

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
Disney formally closes deal with Fox, massive layoffs expected

Walt Disney Co (Disney) has finally closed the deal with on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox (Fox). In recent months, the acquisition received final approval from antitrust regulators across the globe.

Television Production House Fiction
Music genre most benefitted in Chrome DM week 11

Music genre has grown 3.93 per cent with the highest opportunity to see (OTS) in week 11 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media.

Television TV Channels Viewership
Warner Bros chief Kevin Tsujhara to step down

The WarnerMedia group has announced that Warner Bros studios chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujhara is stepping down after allegations of having an affair with a young British actress and helping her secure roles surfaced, according to reports.

Television TV Channels People
Witness the heart-warming bond unfold in the epic-adventure movie Alpha premiering on &flix, &Privé HD and Zee Café

Amidst the vast wilderness, the survival of the fittest truly determines life and death. But what happens when your fight for survival brings with it the dangers of the wild? Witness a young boy unleash his inner warrior and struggle as he travels through treacherous landscapes in the epic-...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Smriti Mehra elevated to Executive Vice President, Focus at Network18

After stints with Discovery Channel, Arré and Turner Broadcasting, Smriti Mehra returned home to Network18 Group last year. The company today announced her elevation as EVP – Focus, to head revenue. She will report to Priyanka Kaul – President, Marketing & Special Projects, Network18.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Big Ganga launches 4 new Bhojpuri shows

Big Ganga, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Ltd’s Bhojpuri general entertainment channel in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Purvanchal is all set to cater to the demands of its audience for original content with two hours of weekday and one hour of weekend with four new shows.

Television TV Channels Regional

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories