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Q1-2016: Films & TV segments contribute to Saregama’s revenue growth

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BENGALURU: Until the current quarter, revenues of the Indian custodians of music company Saregama Limited (Saregama) Film and Television segment had been contributing about 35 per cent to the company’s Total Income from Operations. For the quarter ended 30 June, 2015 (Q1-2016), the film and TV segment’s contribution of Rs 23.56 crore increased to 45.3 per cent of Saregama’s TIO of Rs 51.97 crore. The company’s Music segment contributed Rs 28.41 crore or 54.7 per cent of the company’s TIO in the current quarter.

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

Segment Numbers

The company classifies its numbers by the two segments mentioned above – Music and Film and Television.

Saregama’s Music segment reported operating revenue of Rs 28.41 crore (54.7 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016, which was 1.9 per cent more than the Rs 27.88 crore (65.9 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015, but 25.3 per cent lower than the Rs 38.02 crore (64.3 per cent of TIO) Iin Q4-2015.

Music segment reported operating profit in Q1-2016 of Rs 12.05 crore, which was 6.5 per cent lower than the Rs 12.89 crore in Q1-2015 and less than half (lower by 51.3 per cent ) the Rs 24.76 crore in Q4-2015.

Film and television segment reported operating revenue of Rs 23.56 crore (45.3 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016, which was 63.3 per cent more than the Rs 14.43 crore (34.1 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and 11.4 per cent more than the Rs 21.14 crore (35.7 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

Film and television segment reported a lower operating loss in Q1-2016 at Rs 0.34 crore as compared to the operating loss of Rs 0.82 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter and lower than the operating loss of Rs 6.06 crore in Q4-2015.

Let us look at the numbers reported by Saregama:

The company’s TIO in Q1-2016 at Rs 51.97 crore increased 22.8 per cent as compared to the Rs 42.31 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter Q1-2015, but declined 12.2 per cent as compared to the Rs 59.16 crore in the immediate trailing quarter Q4-2015.

The company also reports revenue from three other streams – Net Sales Income, License Fee, and other. Net Sales Income in Q1-2016 increased 57.9 per cent to Rs 23.80 crore (45.8 per cent of TIO) as compared to the Rs 15.07 crore (35.6 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and increased 5.7 per cent as compared to the Rs 22.51 crore (38 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

License Fees income in the current quarter increased three per cent to Rs 28.15 crore (54.2 per cent of TIO) as compared to the Rs 27.12 crore (64.1 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 but was 23.1 per cent lower than the Rs 36.62 crore (61.9 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

Other Income in the current quarter was Rs 0.02 crore, for Q1-2015 it was Rs 0.03 crore and for Q4-2015 it was Rs 01.2 crore in Q4-2015.

Saregama reported decline in both year on year (YoY) and quarter on quarter (QoQ) profit after tax (PAT) in Q1-2016. PAT in Q1-2016 at Rs 2.63 crore (5.1 per cent margin) was 21.7 per cent lower than the Rs 3.36 crore (7.9 per cent margin) in Q1-2015 and was less than a third (declined by 70.6 per cent) the Rs 8.96 crore (15.1 per cent margin) in Q4-2015.

Saregama’s Total Expenses in the current quarter in Q1-2016 at Rs 49 crore (94.3 per cent of TIO) was 25.1 per cent more than the Rs 39.16 crore (92.6 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 but was 8.2 per cent lower than the Rs 53.40 crore (90.3 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

The company’s Royalty Fee expense in Q1-2016 at Rs 4.79 crore (9.2 per cent of TIO) was 10.3 per cent lower than the Rs 5.34 crore (12.6 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 but was 76.1 per cent more than the Rs 2.72 crore (4.6 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

Saregama’s advertising and sales promotion expense in Q1-2016 at Rs 2.13 crore (4.1 per cent of TIO) was 12.3 per cent lower than the Rs 2.43 crore (5.7 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 but was 19 per cent more than the Rs 1.79 crore (three per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

Saregama’s Employee Benefit Expense in the current quarter at Rs 8.80 crore (16.9 per cent of TIO) was 19.6 per cent more than the Rs 7.36 crore (17.4 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and two per cent more than the Rs 8.63 crore (14.3 per cent of TIO) in Q4-2015.

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