Q2-2016: NDTV YoY Television revenue up 15%

BENGALURU: New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) reported 15.1 per cent YoY revenue growth for its Television Media and related operations segment at Rs 125.25 crore in the quarter ended 30 September, 2015 (Q2-2016, current quarter) as compared to Rs 108.83 crore. The segment’s revenue for the current quarter was up 7.3 per cent QoQ from Rs 116.76 crore.

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

All numbers In this report are consolidated unless stated otherwise

To leverage the NDTV brand, NDTV had started two additional businesses – Digital business (NDTV Convergence) about 10 years ago and E-commerce business about two years ago. But these businesses also reported growth in YoY revenue. NDTV’s Retail/E-commerce business reported 73.3 per cent YoY revenue growth in the current quarter at Rs 3.95 crore as compared to the Rs 2.28 crore in Q2-2015, but a QoQ decline of 31.5 per cent from Rs 5.77 crore.

The company says that its digital business reported 30 per cent YoY growth with revenue of Rs 26 crore in the current quarter as compared to Rs 20 crore in Q2-2015.

NDTV’s consolidated Total Income from Operations (TIO) in Q2-2016 increased 15.6 per cent YoY to Rs 127.60 crore from Rs 110.38 crore and increased 6.3 per cent QoQ from Rs 120.01 crore.

NDTV reported lower loss at Rs 7.11 crore in the current quarter as compared to the loss of Rs 20.18 crore in Q2-2015 and a loss of Rs 14.60 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

The company’s EBIDTA numbers including ‘Other Income’ in the current quarter improved YoY and QoQ. For Q2-2016, NDTV reported lower operating loss of Rs 10.92 crore as compared to the operating loss Rs 12 crore in Q2-2015 and the operating loss of Rs 15.33 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

Television Media and related operations segment

Television Media and related operations numbers include numbers from the company’s Digital Business. NDTV’s Television and allied operations reported Operating Profit of Rs 1 crore in Q2-2016 as compared to an operating loss of Rs 11 crore in Q2-2015. Digital Business EBIDTA declined from Rs 3 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter to Rs 1 crore in the current quarter.

Overall, the segment reported lower operating loss of Rs 8.41 crore in Q2-2016 as compared to operating loss of Rs 15.22 crore in Q2-2015 and operating loss of Rs 12.55 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

Retail/E-Commerce segment


Retail/E-commerce segment revenue numbers have been mentioned above. The segment reported operating loss of Rs 10.89 crore in the current quarter as compared to the operating loss of Rs 3.16 crore in Q2-2015 and the operating loss of Rs 8.39 crore in Q1-2016.

Let us look at the other numbers reported by NDTV

Total Expenditure (TE) in the current quarter increased 7.1 per cent YoY to Rs 148.77 crore as compared to Rs 132.43 crore, and was two per cent higher QoQ as compared to Rs 145.92 crore.

NDTV’s consolidated Production Expense increased 26.7 per cent YoY to Rs 27.41 crore in Q2-2016 as compared to the Rs 21.64 crore and increased 20.2 per cent QoQ from Rs 22.79 crore.

The company’s marketing, distribution and promotional expense (marketing expense) in the current quarter increased 21.3 per cent YoY to Rs 30.28 crore from Rs 24.96 crore and increased 3.2 per cent QoQ from Rs 29.33 crore.

NDTV’s Employee Benefit Expense increased 4.3 per cent YoY in the current quarter to Rs 47.63 crore from Rs 45.65 crore and declined 6.2 per cent QoQ from Rs 50.77 crore.

Operating and administration expenses in Q2-2016 declined 3 per cent YoY to Rs 31.42 crore from Rs 32.41 crore, but increased 4.7 per cent QoQ from Rs 30.01 crore.

Finance Costs in the current quarter declined 8.2 per cent YoY to Rs 5.23 crore from Rs 5.70 crore and declined 6.1 per cent QoQ from Rs 5.57 crore.

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