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Q3-2015: NDTV y-o-y revenue up 18%; company reports profit

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BENGALURU: New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) reported 17.9 per cent y-o-y  growth in consolidated Total Income from Operations (TIO, revenue) to Rs 149.93 crore in the current quarter (quarter ended 31 December, 2014, Q3-2015) as compared to the Rs 127.21 crore in Q3-2014 and 26.4 per cent more than the Rs 110.38 crore in Q2-2015. TIO for 9M-2015 at Rs 407.73 crore was 21.4 per cent more than the Rs 335.79 crore in 9M-2014.

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

The company reported consolidated profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 1.56 crore in the current quarter as compared to a consolidated loss of Rs 10.43 crore in Q3-2014 and a consolidated loss of Rs 26.89 crore in Q2-2015. Loss in 9M-2015 at Rs 26.82 crore was lower than the Rs 49.75 crore in 9M-2014.

Let us look at the other results reported by NDTV

The company says that NDTV and allied business unit revenue went up to Rs 134 crore in Q3-2015 from Rs 122 crore in the year ago quarter. This segment’s EBIDTA doubled to Rs 18 crore in the current quarter from Rs 9 crore in Q3-2014. This business unit reported PAT of Rs 7 crore as compared to a loss of Rs 3 crore in Q3-2014.

NDTV’s Convergence business unit reported revenue of Rs 30 crore in Q3-2014 as compared to revenue of Rs 19 crore in Q3-2014. This segments EBIDTA reduced to Rs 2 crore in Q3-2015 from Rs 6 crore in Q3-2014.

The company’s Total Expenditure (TE) in Q3-2015 at Rs 145.94 crore was 9.8 per cent more than the Rs 132.95 crore in Q3-2014 and 10.2 per cent more than the Rs 132.43 crore in Q2-2015. 9M-2015 TE at Rs 426.54 crore was 8.7 per cent more than the Rs 392.3 crore in 9M-2014.

Q3-2015 Production expense went up 24.8 per cent to Rs 28.63 crores as compared to the Rs 22.93 crore in the year ago quarter and was 32.3 per cent more than the Rs 21.64 crore in the immediate trailing quarter. Production expense increased 24.7 per cent to Rs 86.93 crore in 9M-2015 as compared to the Rs 69.74 crore in 9M-2014.

Marketing, distribution and promotional expense (marketing expense) went up 17.7 per cent in Q3-2015 to Rs 30.91 crore as compared to the Rs 26.27 crore in Q3-2015 and was 23.8 per cent higher than the Rs 24.96 crore in Q2-2015. For 9M-2015, the company spent 11.4 per cent more at Rs 81.64 crore towards marketing than Rs 73.27 crore in 9M-2014.

Employee Cost (EBE) in Q3-2015 was 6.8 per cent higher at Rs 46.24 crore than the Rs 43.29 crore in Q3-2014 and was 1.3 per cent more than the Rs 45.65 crore in Q2-2015. EBE in 9M-2015 at Rs 137.75 crore was 3.5 per cent more than the Rs 133.14 crore in 9M-2014.

The company’s operating and administrative expense (O&E) in Q3-2015 at Rs 27.73 crore was 14.6 per cent lower than the Rs 32.48 crore in Q3-2014 and 14.4 per cent lower than the Rs 32.41 crore in Q2-2015. 9M-2105 O&E at Rs 94.59 crore was 3.8 per cent lower than the Rs 90.95 crore in 9M-2014.

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