FY-2015: TV Today reports 22.4% income growth, PAT up 32.2%

BENGALURU: TV Today Network Limited (TVTN) reported 22.4 per cent growth in Total Income from Operations (TIO) to Rs 476.58 crore as compared to the TIO of Rs 389.44 crore in the previous year. Profit after tax (PAT) for the current year grew 32.2 per cent to Rs 81.03 crore from Rs 61.32 crore in FY-2014. TIO for Q4-2015 at Rs 114.15 crore was 17.2 per cent more than the Rs 97.41 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter but 9.9 per cent lower than the Rs 126.68 crore in Q3-2015.

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

TVTN PAT for Q4-2015 at Rs 8.69 crore declined 45.2 per cent as compared to the Rs 15.85 crore in Q4-2014 and was 67 per cent less than the Rs 13.21 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

Let us look at the other numbers posted by TVTN:

TVTN reported other income of Rs 22.69 crore in FY-201; Rs 11.70 crore in FY-2014; Rs 10.97 crore in Q4-2015; Rs 5.01 crore in Q4-2014 and Rs 4.24 crore in Q3-2015.

The company’s total expenses (TE) for FY-2015 increased 23.2 per cent to Rs 374.90 crore from Rs 304.35 crores in the previous year. TE in Q4-2015 at Rs 112.70 crore was 45.8 per cent more than the Rs 77.31 crore in Q4-2014 and 24.6 per cent more than the Rs 90.48 crore in the preceding quarter.

Production cost in FY-2015 at Rs 54.46 crore was 32.5 per cent more than the Rs 41.09 crore in FY-2014. Q4-2015 production cost increased 37.7 per cent in Q4-2015 to Rs 17.94 crore as compared to the Rs 13.03 crore in Q4-2014 and was 50 per cent more than the Rs 11.96 crore in Q3-2015.

The company’s advertisement, distribution and sales promotion expense (ad expense) in FY-2015 at Rs 101.75 crore was 18.7 per cent more than the Rs 85.74 crore in FY-2014. Ad expense for Q42015 was 80.3 per cent more at Rs 32.68 crore as compared to the Rs 18.12 crore in Q4-2014 and was 30.4 per cent more than the Rs 25.06 crore in Q3-2015.

Segment Results:

TV Broadcasting

TVTN’s TV Broadcasting segment reported 23.3 per cent operating revenue growth in FY-2015 to Rs 461.08 crore as compared to the Rs 374.06 crore in FY-2014. The segment’s operating revenue in Q4-2015 improved 22.5 per cent to Rs 114.54 crore as compared to the Rs 93.5 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter, but declined 9.6 per cent as compared to the Rs 126.68 crore in Q3-2105.

The segment reported 22.1 per cent growth in operating profit to Rs 126.71 crore in FY-2015 as compared to the Rs 103.75 crore in FY-2015. In Q4-2015, operating profit declined 45.9 per cent to Rs 14.90 crore as compared to the Rs 27.55 crore in Q40-2014 and fell to less than the half (38 per cent) of the Rs 39.22 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

FM Radio Broadcasting

TVTN’s FM Radio Broadcasting segment reported 0.6 per cent growth in operating revenue to Rs 15.48 crore in FY-2015 as compared to the Rs 15.38 crore in FY-2014. Operating revenue for the segment declined 0.3 per cent in Q4-2015 to Rs 3.90 crore as compared to the Rs 3.91 crore in Q4-2015 and declined fourper cent as compared to the Rs 4 crore reported in Q3-2015.

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