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Q4-2014: Raj TV board recommends 5 per cent final dividend for FY-2014

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Updated: 03:58 PM

BENGALURU: The shareholders of Raj Television Network (Raj TV) have further reason to cheer. The board has recommended a final dividend of 5 per cent or Rs 0.25 per equity share of face value of Rs 5 each, in addition to the earlier interim dividend of 5 per cent or Rs 0.50 per equity share on the earlier face value of Rs 10 before the split and issue of bonus shares during FY-2014. The company had issued bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1 after the earlier interim dividend in FY-2014.

Raj TV reported a 17.68 per cent higher Income from Operations (Op Inc) in FY-2014 at Rs 79.47 crore as compared to the Rs 67.53 crore in FY-2013. However, Op Inc in Q4-2014 was (-28.13) per cent lower at Rs 17.91 crore than the Rs 24.92 crore in the immediate trailing quarter Q3-2014, and was 2.52 per cent more than the Rs17.47 crore of the year ago quarter Q4-2013.

Note: (1) Rs 100 lakh = Rs100,00,000 = Rs 1 crore = Rs 10 million.

Note: (2) The results in this report are standalone.

 Let us look at the other results reported by Raj TV for FY-2014 and Q4-2014

PAT in FY-2014 at Rs12.91 crore (16.25 per cent of Op Inc) was 39.05 per cent higher than the PAT of Rs 9.29 crore (13.75 per cent of Op Inc) in FY-2013. In Q4-2014, PAT at Rs1.01 crore (5.62 per cent of Op Inc) was a little more than a fifth or (-79.82) per cent lower than the Rs 4.98 crore (20.01 per cent of Op Inc) in Q3-2014, but almost double (88.91 per cent more than) the Rs 0.53 crore (3.05 per cent of Op Inc) of Q4-2013.

Raj TV’s Total Expense (Tot Exp) in FY-2014 at Rs 59.97 crore was 9.55 per cent more than the Rs 54.74 crore in FY-2014. Tot Exp in Q4-2014 at Rs15.45 crore was (-16.85) per cent lower than the Rs18.58 crore in Q3-2014 and 1.54 per cent more than the Rs15.22 crore in Q4-2013.

Employee Benefits Expense (EBE) and Administrative and other Expenses (Admin exp) are two major expense heads at Raj TV. While EBE in Q4-2014 was substantially higher y-o-y despite almost similar Op Inc, Admin Exp in Q4-2014 was very high q-o-q, despite Raj TV’s Op Inc being much higher in Q3-2014 as compared to Q4-2014.

Employee Benefits Expense in FY-2014 at Rs 17.60 crore (22.15 per cent of Op Inc) was 50.78 per cent more than the Rs11.68 crore (17.29 per cent of Op Inc) in FY-2013. EBE in Q4-2014 at Rs 4.74 crore (26.47 per cent of Op Inc) was (-31.1) per cent lower than the Rs 6.88 crore (27.61 per cent of Op Inc) and 41.02 per cent more than the Rs 3.36 crore (19.24 per cent of Op Inc) in Q4-2013.

Administrative and other expense in FY-2014 at Rs 14.69 crore (18.48 per cent of Op Inc) was 32.46 per cent more than the Rs11.09 crore (16.42 per cent of Op Inc). During Q4-2014, Admin exp at Rs 4.41 crore (24.6 per cent of Op Inc) was 40.67 per cent more than the Rs 3.13 crore (12.57 per cent of Op Inc) in Q3-2014 and 2.2 per cent more than the Rs 4.31 crore (24.68 per cent of Op Inc) in Q4-2013.

Raj TV has reported a 76.1 per cent increase in Long Term Borrowings (non-current liabilities) in FY-2014 at Rs 12.49 crore as compared to the Rs 7.05 crore in FY-2013. Also, in its current liabilities the company has reported a 3.52 times increase in short term borrowings in FY-2014 at Rs 24.97 crore as compared to the Rs 7.09 crore in FY-2013. The company’s trade receivables in FY-2014 at Rs 58.27 crore has gone up by 36.15 per cent as compared to the Rs 42.8 crore in FY-2013.

Raj TV’s Fixed Assets in FY-2014 has gone up by 77.60 per cent to Rs113.99 crore as compared to the Rs 64.18 crore in FY-2013. Its inventories in FY-2014 have gone up by almost 6 times (5.76 times) to Rs 11.65 crore from Rs 2.02 crore in FY-2013. Its trades payables has gone down in FY-2014 to Rs 2.63 crore from Rs 3.48 crore in FY-2013.

The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of Rs 9.43 per equity share in FY-2014 and Rs 0.19 in Q4-2014. 

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