Sun TV fiscal 2017 numbers grow

BENGALURU: Sun TV Network Limited (Sun TV) reported improved numbers across all important parameters for the year ended 31 March 2017 (FY-17, current year, fiscal) as compared to the previous year (FY-16). Sun TV reported 8.1 percent higher consolidated total income in the current year at Rs 27,995.2 million as compared to Rs 25,899.7 million in FY-16. Operating revenue increased 7 percent to Rs 26,457.2 million in FY-17 from Rs 24,736.2 million in FY-16.

On a standalone basis, the company says in its earnings release that subscription revenue at Rs 9,614.1 million was up 18 percent as against Rs 8,126.8 million in the previous year.

The company’s profit after tax or PAT in FY-17 improved 11.7 percent to Rs 10,306.6 million (39 percent of Operating Revenue) as compared to Rs 9,223.1 million (37.3 percent of Operating Revenue) in FY-16.

Sun TV EBIDTA in the current year was Rs 17,698.4million (66.9 percent of Operating Revenue), 2.1 percent higher as compared to Rs 17,327.4 million (70 percent of Operating revenue) in FY-16.

Total Expenditure (TE) in the current year increased 3 percent to Rs 12,773.6 million (48.3 percent of Operating Revenue) as compared to Rs 12,397.9 million (50.1 percent of Operating Revenue) in the previous year.

Operating expense in fiscal 2017 increased 19.3 percent to Rs 2,337.7 million (8.8 percent of Operating Revenue) from Rs 1,958.1 million in the previous year.

Employee Benefits Expense in FY-17 increased 8.6 percent to Rs 2,562,7 million (9.7 percent of Operating Revenue) as compared to Rs 2,359.9 million (9.5 percent of TIO) in FY-16.

Other expenses (OE) in the FY-17 was 13.8.percent more at Rs 2,381.2 million (9 percent of Operating Revenue) as compared to Rs 2,092.4 million (8.5 percent of Operating Revenue) in the previous year.

Sun TV has paid franchisee fees for its IPL team Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) of Rs 85.48 million in Q1-17 as compared to Rs 85.05 million in the first quarter of FY-16.

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