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Lower TV segment revenue adds to Saregama Q2-17 numbers downturn

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BENGALURU: Indian custodians of music company Saregama Limited (Saregama) reported 14.2 per cent year-over-year (y-o-y) and 0.9 per cent quarter-over-quarter (q-o-q) declines in total income from operations (TIO) for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 (Q2-17, current quarter). The company reported TIO of Rs 47.90 crore in Q2-17, Rs 55.80 crore in Q2-16 and Rs 48.33 crore in Q1-17. The company also saw a decline in Net Sales revenue as well as License Fees revenue in the current quarter.

The company’s profit after tax (PAT) in Q2-17 declined to less than half (1/2.25 times) y-o-y to Rs 1.15 crore (2.4 per cent margin) from Rs 2.59 crore (4.6 per cent margin) and declined 34.7 per cent q-o-q from Rs 1.76 crore (3.6 per cent margin). EBIDTA including other income in Q2-17 declined 26.8 per cent y-o-y to Rs 4.06 crore and declined 12.1 per cent q-o-q from Rs 4.62 crore.

The company has two segments – Music and Television Serials (TV).

Music segment reported 5.2 per cent y-o-y decline in operating revenue to Rs 31.23 crore from Rs 39.24 crore and declined 2.7 per cent q-o-q from Rs 32.11 crore. Music segment reported 44.4 per cent y-o-y decline in operating profit to Rs 6.1 crore in the current quarter from Rs 32.94 crore and 45.8 per cent q-o-q decline from Rs 11.25 crore.

Saregama’s TV segment reported 27.1 per cent y-o-y decline in operating revenue in Q2-17 to Rs 16.67 crore from Rs 22.86 crore, but a 2,8 per cent q-o-q increase from Rs 16.22 crore. TV segment operating profit declined 53.9 per cent y-o-y to Rs 1.61 crore from Rs 3.49 crore and declined 35.6 per cent q-o-q from Rs 2.50 crore.

Let us look at the other numbers reported by Saregama

Saregama also reports revenue from three streams –‘Net Sales Income’, ‘License Fee’, and ‘Other’. Net Sales Income in Q2-17 declined 23.1 per cent y-o-y to Rs 17.93 crore (37.4 per cent of TIO) from Rs 23.31 crore (41.8 per cent of TIO), but increased 5 per cent q-o-q from Rs 17.08 crore (35.3 per cent of TIO).

License Fees income in the current quarter declined 7.9 per cent y-o-y to Rs 29.89 crore (62.4 per cent of TIO) from Rs 32.44 crore (58.1 per cent of TIO) and declined 4.1 per cent from Rs 31.18 crore (64.5 per cent of TIO) in Q2-16.

Other Income in the current quarter was Rs 0.08 crore; Rs 0.05 crore in Q2-16; and Rs 0.07 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

Saregama’s Total Expense in the current quarter at Rs 48.76 crore (101.8 per cent of TIO) was 9.9 per cent less than the Rs 54.14 crore (97 per cent of TIO) in Q2-16, but was 7.0 per cent more than the Rs 48.33 crore (94.3 per cent of TIO) in Q1-17.

The company’s Royalty Fee expense in Q2-17 at Rs 4.25 crore (8.9 per cent of TIO) declined 20.4 per cent y-o-y from Rs 5.34 crore (9.6 per cent of TIO) but increased 1.2 per cent q-o-q from Rs 4.20 crore (8.7 per cent of TIO).

Saregama’s advertising and sales promotion expense in Q2-17 at Rs 4.74 crore (9.9 per cent of TIO) increased 12.9 per cent y-o-y from Rs 4.20 crore (7.5 per cent of TIO) and increased 3.7 per cent q-o-q from Rs 4.57 crore (9.5 per cent of TIO).

Employee Benefit Expense in the current quarter at Rs 8.98 crore (18.7 per cent of IO) was 21.3 per cent lower than the Rs 11.41 crore (20.4 per cent of TIO) in Q2-16 but 0.8 per cent more than the Rs 8.91 crore (18.94 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter.

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