Q3-2015: Higher depreciation, finance cost pares SAB profit; EBIDTA up

BENGALURU: Sri Adhikari Brothers Television Network Limited (SAB TV) reported less than one fifth (down 1/5.7 times) PAT in Q3-2015 at Rs 0.54 crore (2.4 per cent of Total income from Operations or TIO) as compared to the Rs 3.1 crore (16.2 per cent of TIO) in the corresponding year ago quarter, and one fifth of the PAT of Rs 2.73 crore in Q2-2015.

The company’s depreciation expense in Q3-2015 was 58.9 per cent higher y-o-y at Rs 3.70 crore versus Rs 2.33 crore and 66.8 per cent more than the Rs 22.21 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

SAB TV’s interest/finance costs have more than trebled (up 3.28 times) in Q3-2015 at Rs 2.42 crore (10.5 per cent of TIO) versus the Rs 0.8 crore (4.8 per cent of TIO) in the corresponding year ago quarter and more than double (up 2.29 times) the Rs 1.06 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

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

SAB’s simple EBIDTA without other income calculated using the data furnished by the company to the bourses in Q3-2015 at Rs 6.65 crore (28.8 per cent of TIO) was 9.2 per cent higher y-o-y versus the Rs 6.09 crore (31.8 per cent of TIO) in Q3-2014 and 10.9 per cent more than the Rs 6 crore (27.2 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2015

Let us look at the other numbers reported by SAB TV for Q1-2015

SAB reported 20 per cent higher TIO at Rs 23.10 crore in Q4-2015 as compared to the Rs 19;13 crore in Q3-2014 and 5 perceent more than the Rs 22.01 crore in Q2-2015.

SAB’s total expenditure was up 31.1 per cent at Rs 20.16 crore (87.2 per cent of TIO) in Q3-2015 as compared to the Rs 15.37 crore (80.4 per cent of TIO) in Q3-2014 and was 10.5 per cent more than the Rs 18.24 crore (82.9 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2015.

The company’s production/direct expense (prodn exp) is a major part of the expenditure. In Q3-2015, SAB TV’s production expense at Rs 14.34 crore (62.1 per cent of TIO), which was 3.7 per cent more than the Rs 11.60 crore (60.6 per cent of TIO) in Q3-2014 and was 1.9 per cent more than the Rs 14.07 crore (63.9 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter.

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