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Sunrisers Hyderabad pares Sun TV’s profits in Q1-2015; declares 45 per cent interim dividend

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BENGALURU: Sun TV Network Limited (Sun TV) reported almost flat (up 0.7 per cent) y-o-y PAT in Q1-2015 at Rs 165.64 crore (26.1 per cent of Income from Operations or TIO) as compared to the Rs 164.44 crore (27.3 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2014, but 16.2 per cent lower than the Rs 197.57 crore (38 per cent of TIO) reported in Q4-2014. The company’s IPL franchise reported a negative EBIDTA of Rs 43.45 crore, and the company’s Q1-2015 expenditure for the quarter includes the annual franchisee fee of Rs 85.05 crore.

The board of directors of Sun TV have declared an interim dividend of Rs 2.25 per share (45 per cent) of face value of Rs 5 each.

The company reported 21.8 per cent higher revenue in Q1-2015 at Rs 633.58 crore as compared to the Rs 520.18 crore in the immediate trailing quarter Q4-2014, and more by 5.3 per cent as compared to the Rs 601.85 crore in Q1-2014. These figures include revenue by Sun TV’s IPL franchisee. 

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

Of the total media and entertainment revenues of Rs 633.58 crore reported by Sun TV in Q1-2015, Rs 520.17 crore came from broadcasting, while 113.41 crore came from the company’s SunRisers Hyderabad IPL franchisee, which reported operating costs of Rs 156.86 crore. During Q4-2014, the company reported an income of Rs 105.53 crore and costs of Rs 142.06 crore for SunRisers Hyderabad.

Sun TV has reported advertising revenue at Rs 280.42 crore in Q1-2015

Let us look at the other results reported by Sun TV for Q1-2015

Sun TV reported a 47.1 per cent growth in Q1-2015 of Other Income to Rs 19.7 crore from Rs 13.39 crore in the year ago quarter and 49.6 per cent more than the Rs 13.17 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

Sun TV’s total expenditure in Q1-2015 at Rs 404.85 crore (63.9 per cent of TIO) was 10.7 per cent more than the Rs 365.59 crore (60.7 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2014 and 74.1 per cent more than the Rs 232.48 crore (63.9 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2014.

The company’s depreciation and amortisation (depreciation) expense in Q1-2015 at Rs 138.99 crore (22 per cent of TIO) was 18.4 per cent more than the Rs 117.39 crore (19.5 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2014 and 23.7 per cent more than the Rs 112.33 crore (21.6 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2014.

Sun TV’s cost of revenues in Q1-2015 has gone down 7 per cent to Rs 41.86 crore (6.6 per cent of TIO) from Rs 45 crore (7.5 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2014 and was 3.8 per cent lower than the Rs 43.51 crore (8.4 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2014.

Sun TV’s other expenditure was up 26 per cent at Rs 93.18 crore (14.7 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 as compared to the Rs 73.94 crore (12.3 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2014 and a whopping 258 per cent (3.58 times) more than the Rs 26.01 crore in Q3-2014. 

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