Raj TV y-o-y revenue up 3.4%: PAT down 60.5%

BENGALURU: South Indian television network Raj TV Limited reported 3.4 per cent higher net Total Income from Operations (TIO) in the quarter ended 30 June, 2015 (Q1-2016) at Rs 19.76 crore as compared to Rs 19.11 crore in Q1-2015, but 14.1 per cent lower than Rs 22.99 crore in Q4-2015.

The company’s profit after tax (PAT) in Q1-2016 declined by a massive 60.5 per cent to Rs 1.15 crore (5.8 per cent of TIO) as compared to the Rs 2.92 crore (15.3 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and declined 56.3 per cent as compared to the Rs 2.64 crore (11.5 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter.

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

Raj TV’s simple EBIDTA without considering other income in Q1-2016 declined nine per cent to Rs 4.47 crore (22.6 per cent margin) as compared to the EBIDTA of Rs 4.92 crore (25.7 per cent margin) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year and was almost half (down 49.7 per cent) the EBIDTA in Q4-2015 of Rs 8.89 crore (38.7 per cent of TIO).

The company’s Total Expenditure (TE) in Q1-2016 at Rs 16.90 crore (85.2 per cent of TIO) was 14.2 per cent more than the Rs 14.80 crore (77.4 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and 23.3 per cent more than the Rs 13.70 crore (59.6 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

Raj TV’s cost of revenues in Q1-2016 increased 17.3 per cent to Rs 7.30 crore (37 per cent of TIO) as compared to the Rs 6.22 crore (32.6 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and was almost quadruple (3.82 times) the Rs 1.90 crore (8.3 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

The company’s administrative expense in Q1-2016 was up 7.1 per cent to Rs 2.72 crore (13.8 per cent of TIO) as compared to the Rs 2.54 crore (13.3 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and was less than half (57 per cent lower) than the Rs 6.33 crore (27.5 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter.

Raj TV’s employee benefit expense (EBE) in Q1-2016 at Rs 5.26 crore (26.6 per cent of TIO) was 3.1 per cent lower than the Rs 5.43 crore (28.4 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and 10.3 per cent lower than the Rs 5.87 crore (25.5 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

Raj TV’s tax expense in the current quarter Rs 0.57 crore was 43.2 per cent lower than the Rs 1.01 crore in Q1-2015 and a little more than one-ninth (1/8.8 times) the Rs 5.09 crore in Q4-2015.

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