NDTV reports operating profit after curbing op costs in Q1

NDTV’s consolidated operating revenue during the period declined 6.6% y-o-y

BENGALURU: New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) reported consolidated operating profit (EBIDTA) of Rs 5.99 crore for thefor the quarter ended 30 June 2018 (Q1 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to an operating loss of Rs 14.25 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal year Q1 2018. The company’s consolidated operating revenue during the period under review declined 6.6 percent year on year (y-o-y) in Q1 2019 to Rs 98.18 crore from Rs 105.12 crore in Q1 2018. Consolidated total income for Q1 2019 declined 7.7 percent y-o-y to Rs 101.16 crore from Rs 109.60 crore.

NDTV reported lower consolidated loss of Rs 0.81 crore during the quarter under review as compared to a loss of Rs 18.38 crore in Q1 2018. Consolidated total comprehensive loss for Q1 2019 was lower at Rs 2.64 crore as compared to Rs 22.01 crore in Q1 2018.

Let us look at the other consolidated numbers reported by NDTV

Consolidated total expense in Q1 2019 reduced 20.6 percent y-o-y to Rs 102.08 crore from Rs 128.56 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Consolidated production expenses and cost of services increased 5.1 percent in Q1 2019 to Rs 18.83 crore from Rs 17.91 crore in Q1 2018. Consolidated employee benefit expense during the quarter under review reduced 35.2 percent y-o-y in Q1 2019 to Rs 38.77 crore from Rs 59.80 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. Consolidated operation and administration expense reduced 17.2 percent y-o-y in Q1 2019 to Rs 19.94 crore from Rs 24.07 crore in Q1 2018. Consolidated marketing, promotion and distribution expense during the period under review reduced 16.7 percent to Rs 14.65 crore from Rs 17.59 crore in Q1 2018.

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