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Q3-2016: Raj TV numbers down

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BENGALURU: South Indian television network Raj TV Limited (Raj TV) reported 20 per cent lower YoY total net income from operations (TIO) for the quarter ended 31 December, 2015 (Q3-2016, current quarter) at Rs 16.26 crore as compared to Rs 20.32 crore and 8.3 per cent lower QoQ than Rs 17.73 crore. The company’s profit after tax (PAT) in the current quarter was a little more than a third (down 62.7 per cent) YoY at Rs 0.78 crore (PAT margin 4.8 per cent) as compared to Rs 2.09 crore (PAT margin 10.3 per cent), but tripled QoQ  as compared to Rs 0.26 crore (PAT margin 1.4 per cent).

Raj TV’s EBIDTA in Q3-2016 was almost half (down 47.1 per cent) QoQ at Rs 3.95 crore (margin 24.3 per cent)  as compared to Rs 7.49 crore (36.9 per cent margin), but 1.8 per cent more QoQ than the Rs 3.88 crore (21.9 per cent margin).

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

The company’s Total Expenditure (TE) in Q3-2016 at Rs 13.92 crore (85.6 per cent of TIO) was 24.1 per cent lower QoQ as compared to Rs 18/34 crore (59.6 per cent of TIO) and was 10 per cent lower QoQ as compared to Rs 15.46 crore (87.2 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter.

Raj TV’s cost of revenues in Q3-2016 increased 20 per cent QoQ to Rs 5.36 crore (33 per cent of TIO) as compared to Rs 4.46 crore (22 per cent of TIO) but declined 15.3 per cent QoQ as compared to Rs 6.33 crore (35.7 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2016.

The company’s administrative expense in Q3-2016 declined 6.2 per cent to Rs 2.14 crore (13.1 per cent of TIO) as compared to Rs 2.28 crore (11.2 per cent margin) and was 4.4 per cent lower QoQ as compared to Rs 2.23 crore (12.6 per cent of TIO).

Raj TV’s employee benefit expense (EBE) in Q3-2016 at Rs 5.68 crore (34.9 per cent of TIO) was 6.7 per cent lower YoY as compare to Rs 6.09 crore (30 per cent  of TIO) but was 7.8 per cent higher QoQ as compared to Rs 5.29 crore (29.8 per cent of TI).

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