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Q1-2015: Loss due to commissioning delay, own project delivery recognition for DQ Entertainment

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BENGALURU: The Tapas Chakravarti led DQ Entertainment (International) Limited (DQEIL) reported consolidated loss of Rs 12.06 crore in the quarter ended 30 June, 2014 (Q1-2015, current quarter) as compared to a profit of Rs 6.63 crore (21.8 per cent of consolidated net income from operations or Total Income from Operations) in the corresponding quarter of last year (Q1-2014) and against a profit of Rs 14.66 crore (14.4 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter Q4-2014).

The company says that it is facing a financial strain on account of high receivables, but at the operational level it is cash positive. DQEIL claims that the current total contract value for the service/co-production projects signed and in discussions is about USD 63 million to be executed over the next 18 months. Also, the total contract value for the licensing and distribution deals signed is USD 10 million for FY-2015.

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

The company explains that due to seasonality of its business, the first and third quarter results are generally lower than the results of the second and fourth quarters.  It attributes the decline in production revenues to two reasons – (1) DQEIL had completed and delivered a number of projects by March 2014, and final deliveries were done in April 2014. Commissioning of new projects did not get completed by April 2014, as has been the global trend. However, DQEIL assures that the commissioning of new projects has commenced and invoicing of the same will be done only on completion of milestones. (2) Out of DQEIL’s current on-going projects, four are in-house IP, for which distribution revenue would be recognised on milestone delivery basis.

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