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Q2-2016: Mukta Arts EBIDTA up 32%

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BENGALURU: Mukta Arts Limited EBIDTA increased 31.9 per cent YoY in the quarter ended 30 September, 2015 (Q2-2016, current quarter) to Rs 2.16 crore (13.8 per cent margin) as compared to Rs 1.64 crore (6.8 per cent margin), but declined 2.2 per cent QoQ from Rs 2.21 crore (14.5 per cent margin). The company’s net Total Income from Operations (TIO) in the current quarter fell 34.8 per cent YoY to Rs 15.61 crore from Rs 23.95 crore, but increased 2.5 per cent QoQ from Rs 15.23 crore.

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

Mukta Arts reported a small Profit after Tax (PAT) for the current quarter at Rs 0.32 crore (2.1 per cent margin) as compared to a loss of Rs 0.03 crore in Q2-2015 and a loss of Rs 1.43 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

Segment performance

Mukta Arts has four segments-Software Division; Equipment Division (including other income); Theatrical Exhibition Division and ‘Others.’

Software Division reported revenue of just Rs 1.64 crore in Q2-2016 as compared to Rs 13.89 crore in Q2-2015 and Rs 0.03 crore in Q1-2016. The segment reported less than one fourth of operating profit YoY at Rs 0.08 crore as compared to Rs 0.33 crore. This division had reported an operating loss of Rs 1.94 crore for the immediate trailing quarter.

Equipment Division reported revenue of Rs 0.09 crore in the current quarter as compared to Rs 0.1 crore each in Q2-2015 and Q1-2015. The segment reported operating profit of Rs 0.05 crore in Q2-2016 as compared to a loss of Rs 0.12 crore in Q2-2015 and a loss of Rs 0.04 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

Theatrical Exhibition Division reported revenue of Rs 12.02 crore in the current quarter as compared to Rs 0.07 crore in Q2-2015 and Rs 11.14 crore in Q1-2016. The segment reported operating profit of Rs 1.36 crore in Q2-2016; operating profit of Rs 0.07 crore in Q2-2015 and operating profit of Rs 0.49 crore in Q1-2016.

‘Others’ segment reported revenue of Rs 1.87 crore in Q2-2016; revenue of Rs 1.96 crore in Q2-2015 and revenue of Rs 1.97 crore in Q1-2016. The segment reported operating profit of Rs 0.53 crore in Q2-2016; operating profit of Rs 1.68 crore in Q2-2015 and operating profit of Rs 1.40 crore in Q1-2016.

Let us look at the other numbers reported by Mukta Arts

Mukta Arts’ Total Expenditure in Q2-2016 reduced 37.3 per cent YoY to Rs 14.89 crore (95.4 per cent of TIO) from Rs 23.74 crore (99.1 per cent of TIO), but increased 3.4 per cent QoQ from Rs 14.41 crore (94.6 per cent of TIO).

Distributors and producers share in the current quarter reduced 31.1 per cent YoY to Rs 3.96 crore (25.3 per cent of TIO) from Rs 5.74 crore (24 per cent of TIO), but increased 11.9 per cent QoQ from Rs 3.53 crore (23.2 per cent of TIO).

Employee Benefits Expense in Q2-2016 increased 38 per cent YoY to Rs 2.12 crore (13.6 per cent of TIO) from Rs 1.54 crore (6.4 per cent of TIO), but reduced 2.6 per cent QoQ from Rs 2.18 crore (14.3 per cent of TIO).

Purchase of Food and Beverages cost increased 18.9 per cent YoY to Rs 0.85 crore (5.4 per cent of TIO) from Rs 0.71 crore (3 per cent of TIO) and increased 7.7 per cent QoQ from Rs 0.79 crore (5.2 per cent of TIO).

Finance costs in Q2-2016 reduced 12.9 per cent YoY to Rs 1.83 crore (11.8 per cent of TIO) from Rs 2.11 crore (8.8 per cent of TIO), but increased 5.4 per cent QoQ from Rs 1.74 crore (11.4 per cent of TIO).

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