Q2-2016: Zee Learn YoY revenue up 34.9% at Rs 30.70 crore

BENGALURU: The Essel Group’s education company Zee Learn Limited (Zee Learn) reported 34.9 per cent higher Total Income from Operations (TIO, revenue) in the quarter ended 30 September, 2015 (Q2-2016, current quarter) at Rs 30.70 crore as compared to the Rs 22.76 crore in Q2-2015. Q2-2016 TIO was however 14.2 per cent lower than the Rs 35.79 crore in Q1-2016.

Note: 100,00,000 = 100 Lakhs = 10 million = 1 crore

The company’s marketing, advertisement and publicity expense (marketing expense) for Q2-2016 at Rs 1.78 crore (5.8 per cent of TIO) was 13.2 per cent more than the Rs 1.58 crore (6.9 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2016. Marketing expense in the current quarter was 61.9 per cent lower than the Rs 4.68 crore (13.1 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter.

Let’s look at the other numbers reported by Zee Learn:

The company’s Profit After Tax (PAT) declined 5.6 per cent to Rs 1.08 crore (3.5 per cent margin) from Rs 1.14 crore (five per cent margin) and declined by 72.8 per cent from Rs 3.96 crore (11.1 per cent margin) in Q1-2016.

Zee Learn’s Total expenditure (TE) in Q2-2016 at Rs 25.43 crore (86.1 per cent of TIO) was 37.8 per cent more than the Rs 19.18 crore (84.3 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2015 but was 9.3 per cent lower than the Rs Rs 29.14 crore (81.4 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016.

Employee Benefit Expense (EBE) in Q2-2016 at Rs 7.25 crore (23.6 per cent of TIO) was 24.2 per cent higher than the Rs 5.84 crore (25.7 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2015 and was 17.5 per cent more than the Rs 6.17 crore (17.2 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016.

In Q2-2016, Zee Learn’s operating cost at Rs 0.85 crore (2.8 per cent of TIO) was 65.8 per cent more than the Rs 0.51 crore (2.2 per cent of TIO) in the corresponding year ago quarter and was 52.7 per cent more than the Rs 0.56 crore (1.6 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016.

Other expense in Q2-2016 at Rs 7.46 crore (24.3 per cent of TIO) was 36 per cent more than the Rs 5.49 crore (24.1 per cent of TIO) but was three per cent lower than the Rs 7.69 crore (21.5 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016.

Zee Learn says that on 28 June, 2015 a fire occurred in one of the warehouses of the company at Bhiwandi near Mumbai and the inventory of educational material lying at the said warehouse amounting to Rs 1416.61 lakh got completely destroyed. Further, Zee Learn says that it has lodged a claim with the insurance company for the loss incurred. Pending the settlement of insurance claim, the loss is accounted as ‘Claims Receivables’ under other Current Assets to the extent of the above amount. On settlement of the claim by the insurance company, the difference in loss claim and actual claim received, if any, will be charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss Account.

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