FY-16: Sun TV revenue up 7.3 percent, PAT up 16.8 percent

BENGALURU: Sun TV Network Limited (Sun TV) reported 7.3 per cent growth in consolidated Total Income from Operations (TIO) and 16.8 percent growth in profit after tax (PAT) for the period ended 31 March 2016 (FY-16, current year) as compared to fiscal FY-15. TIO in FY-16 was Rs 2,569.79 crore as compared to Rs 2,395.38 crore in FY-15. The company’s PAT in the current year was Rs 913.38 crore (35.5 percent PAT margin) in FY-16 and was Rs 782.04 crore (32.6 percent PAT margin) in the previous year.

Note: The unit of currency in this report is the Indian rupee - Rs (also conventionally represented by INR).The Indian numbering system or the Vedic numbering system has been used to denote money values. The basic conversion to the international norm would be:
(a) 100,00,000 = 100 lakh = 10,000,000 = 10 million = 1 crore.
(b) 10,000 lakh = 100 crore = 1 arab = 1 billion.

Sun TV consolidated EBIDTA in the current year was Rs 1,774.19 crore (69 percent EBIDTA margin) 5.8 percent higher as compared to Rs 1677.03 crore (70 percent EBIDTA margin) in FY-15.

Consolidated Total Expenditure (TE) in the current year declined 2.5 percent to Rs 1,300.53 crore (50.6 percent of TIO) as compared to Rs 1,333.45 crore in the previous year.

Employee Benefits Expense (EBE) in FY-16 increased 15.5 percent to Rs 271.63 crore (10.6 percent of TIO) as compared to Rs 235.08 crore (9.8 percent of TIO) in FY-15.

Other expenses (OE) in the FY-16 was 13.6 percent higher in FY-16 at Rs 222.07 crore (8.6 percent of TIO) as compared to Rs 195.56 crore (8.2 percent of TIO) in the previous year.

Standalone quarterly numbers

For the quarter ended 31 March 2016 (Q4-16, current quarter) Sun TV standalone TIO increased 4 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) to Rs 570.68 crore from Rs 548.58 crore, but declined 0.6 percent quarter-over-quarter (q-o-q) from Rs 574.12 crore.

Standalone PAT in Q4-16 increased 16.3 percent y-o-y to Rs 236 crore (41.4 percent PAT margin) as compared to Rs 548.48 crore (37 percent PAT margin) and increased 9.5 percent q-o-q from Rs 215.59 crore (37.6 percent PAT margin)

Standalone EBIDTA in the current quarter increased 0.8 percent y-o-y to Rs 426.58 crore (74.7 percent EBIDTA margin) from Rs 423.26 crore (77.2 percent EBIDTA margin), but declined 3.1 percent q-o-q from Rs 440.44 crore.

Standalone TE in Q4-16 declined 7.2 percent y-o-y to Rs 244.76 crore (42.9 percent of TIO) from Rs 263.74 crore (48.1 percent of TIO) and declined 8.8 percent q-o-q from Rs 268.43 crore (46.8 percent of TIO).

Standalone EBE in the current quarter increased 20.8 percent y-o-y to Rs 63.02 crore (11 percent of TIO) from Rs 52.16 crore (9.5 percent of TIO) and increased 7.3 percent q-o-q from Rs 58.73 crore (10.2 percent of TIO)

Standalone OE in Q4-16 increased 23 percent y-o-y to Rs 34.77 crore (6.1 percent of TIO) from Rs 28.26 crore (5.2 percent of TIO) but declined 1.1 percent q-o-q from Rs 35.16 crore (6.1 percent of TIO).

Sun TV has paid franchisee fees for its IPL team SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) of Rs 85.05 crore in FY-15 and FY-16.

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