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Q3-2014: Raj TV reports 43 per cent growth in revenue; 54 per cent growth in PAT

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BENGALURU: Raj Television Network (Raj TV) reported 42.75 per cent growth in total revenue to Rs 24.92 crore during Q3-2014 from the Rs 17.46 crore during the corresponding quarter of last fiscal and 35.82 per cent higher than the Rs 18.35 crore for Q2-2014.

The company reported an equally stellar 53.98 per cent growth in PAT during Q3-2014 at Rs 4.99 crore (20.01 per cent of revenue of that quarter) as compared to the Rs 3.24 crore (18.55 per cent of revenue of that quarter) during Q3-2013, and 44.13 per cent more than the Rs 3.46 crore (18.86 per cent of revenue for that quarter) during the immediate trailing quarter.

Let us look at the other results reported by Raj TV during Q3-2014

Raj TV reported total expense at Rs 18.58 crore (74.58 per cent of revenue of that quarter) for Q3-2014 was 38.93 per cent more than the Rs 13.38 crore (76.62 per cent of revenue of that quarter) during Q3-2013 and 42 per cent more than the Rs 13.09 crore (71.33 per cent of revenue of that quarter) during Q2-2014.

The company doesn’t report a breakup of various costs. It is being assumed that costs towards content are included under the heading Cost of Revenues, which is a major cost head. During Q3-2014, Raj TV’s Cost of Revenue at Rs 7.62 crore (41 per cent of total expense during that quarter) was 5.81 per cent higher than the Rs 7.20 crore (53.82 per cent of total expense for that quarter) during Q3-2013 and 47 per cent more than the Rs 5.18 crore (39.6 per cent of total expense for the quarter) during Q2-2014.

Another major chunk of Raj TV’s expense is Employee Benefits. During Q3-2014, the company spent Rs 6.88 crore (37.03 per cent of total expense during that quarter) towards this head, more than double (2.24 times) the Rs 3.07 crore (22.96 per cent of total expense of that quarter) during Q3-2013, and almost double (1.91 times) the Rs 3.60 crore (27.50 per cent of total expense of that quarter) during the immediate trailing quarter.

Administrative Cost at Rs 3.13 crore during Q3-2014 was 46.26 per cent more than the Rs 2.14 crore during Q3-2013 and 2.41 per cent more than the Rs 3.06 crore during Q2-2014.

Finance cost during Q3-2014 was up 46.5 per cent to Rs 1.3878 crore as compared to the Rs 0.9474 crore during Q3-2013 and 42.85 per cent more than the Rs 0.9715 crore in Q2-2014.

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