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Q3-2016: ENIL reports 23% YoY revenue

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BENGALURU: Indian private FM player Entertainment Network (India) Limited (ENIL) reported 22.9 per cent YoY increase in Total Income from Operations (TIO) in the quarter ended 31 December, 2015 (Q3-2016, current quarter) at Rs 143.57 crore as compared to the Rs 117.69 crore and 23.5 per cent higher QoQ as compared to Rs 116.27 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.

The company’s profit after tax (PAT) in Q3-2016 declined 18.8 per cent to Rs 26.99 crore (18.8 per cent margin) as compared to Rs 32.84 crore (28.1 per cent margin) and was flat QoQ as compared to Rs 26.97 crore (23.2 per cent margin) in Q2-2016. The company had entered the Rs 100 crore PAT club in FY-2015 with a PAT of Rs 105.98 crore (24.2 per cent margin) on a TIO of Rs 483.48 crore.

Notes: (1) 100,00,000 = 100 Lakhs = 10 million = 1 crore

(2) The numbers in this report are consolidated unless stated otherwise.

Let us look at some of the other numbers reported by ENIL:

The company’s EBIDTA in Q3-2016 at Rs 49.74 crore (34.6 per cent margin) was 11.6 per cent higher YoY as compared to Rs 44.58 crore (38.2 per cent margin) and was 39.3 per cent higher QoQ as compared to Rs 35.71 crore (30.7 per cent margin) in the previous quarter.

ENIL total expense (TE) in Q3-2016 at Rs 102.74 crore (71.6 per cent of TIO) was 27.6 per cent higher YoY as compared to Rs 80.53 crore (69 per cent of TIO) and was 13.1 per cent higher QoQ as compared to Rs 90.86 crore (78.1 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2016.

ENIL paid 17.5 per cent higher license fee in Q3-2016 at Rs 6.87 crore (4.8 per cent of TIO) as compared to Rs 5.84 crore (five per cent of TIO), but 12.3 per cent lower than the Rs 7.83 crore (6.7 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2016.

The company’s marketing expense in Q3-2016 at Rs 31.78 crore (22.1 per cent of TIO) was 53.3 per cent more YoY as compared to Rs 20.73 crore (17.8 per cent of TIO) and was more than double (2.06 times) QoQ as compared to Rs 15.47 crore (13.3 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2016.

The company’s programming and royalty expenses in the current quarter increased 20.6 per cent to Rs 4.77 crore (3.3 per cent of TIO) as compared to Rs 3.96 crore (3.4 per cent of TIO) in the corresponding year ago quarter and was 13.1 per cent higher than the Rs 4.22 crore (3.6 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2016.

Other expenses in Q3-2016 at Rs 25.72 crore (17.9 per cent of TIO) was 24 per cent higher YoY as compared to Rs 20.73 crore (17.8 per cent of TIO) but was 18 per cent lower as compared to Rs 31.37 crore (21 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter.

Employee Benefit Expense (EBE) in Q3-2016 at Rs 24.70 crore (17.2 per cent of TIO) was 16.5 per cent more YoY as compared to Rs 21.21 crore (18.2 per cent of TIO) and was 14 per cent more QoQ as compared to Rs 21.67 crore (18.6 per cent of TIO).

ENIL managing director and CEO Prashant Panday said, “The festive quarter has been a terrific one for us! We have grown by 23 per cent in Q3 this year after having grown at 19 per cent in the same quarter last year. With the roll-outs of Phase-3 stations well underway, we hope to see rapid growth in the years to come. The next five years belong to radio!”

ENIL’s participation in the first batch of Phase-3 auctions resulted in an expansion of its footprint into seven new towns namely Chandigarh, Kochi, Kozhikode, Jammu, Srinagar, Guwahati and Shillong.

Radio Mirchi with Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) has recently launched ‘Mirchi T3’ radio at Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport. With Mirchi T3, Radio Mirchi looks to cater to the niche group of premium listeners who frequent the airport.

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