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Q3-2016: Sun TV YoY revenue & PAT up

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BENGALURU: Sun TV Network Limited (Sun TV) reported 3.9 per cent growth in standalone revenue (Total income from operations or TIO) in Q3-2016 (quarter ended 31 December, 2015, current quarter) at Rs 574.12 crore as compared to Rs 552.44 crore in Q3-2015 and a 1.1 per cent QoQ growth from Rs 568.09 crore in Q2-2016. Including other income, Total income in the current quarter increased 4.1 per cent YoY to Rs 598.72 crore from Rs 575.03 crore and increased 1.7 per cent QoQ as compared to Rs 588.44 crore.

The company reported 0.7 per cent higher YoY profit after tax (PAT) in the current quarter at Rs 215.59 crore (37.6 per cent margin) as compared to Rs 214.13 crore (38.8 per cent margin), but 1.7 per cent lower than the Rs 218.38 crore (38.4 per cent margin) in Q2-2016. 

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

All figures in this report are standalone.

The company in its earnings release says that advertisement revenues grew two per cent YoY in the current quarter to Rs 298.35 crore, but were one per cent lower QoQ as compared to Rs 301.37 crore in the immediate trailing quarter. It says that DTH revenue (Sun Direct) for Q3-2106 was up 14 per cent at Rs.150.88 crore.

The Sun TV board of directors has declared a second interim dividend of Rs 2 per share (40 per cent) on a face value of Rs 5 per share. With this, the total dividend declared by the Board so far for the financial year 2015 – 16 is Rs 8 per share (160 per cent) on a face value of Rs 5 per share as against the total dividend of Rs 11.25 per share (225 per cent) on a face value of Rs 5 per share declared during the previous year ended 31 March, 2015.

Let us look at the other numbers reported by Sun TV

Sun TV reported EBIDTA of Rs 440.44 crore (76.7 per cent margin), which was 3 per cent higher YoY as compared to Rs 427.8 crore (77.4 per cent margin) and 1.9 per cent higher QoQ as compared to Rs 432.23 crore (76.1 per cent margin).

Sun TV’s total expenses (TE) in the current quarter at Rs 268.43 crore (46.8 per cent of TIO) was 7.4 per cent higher YoY as compared to Rs250.05 crore (45.3 per cent of TIO) and 5.9 per cent higher QoQ as compared to Rs 253.44 crore (44.6 per cent of TIO). The company’s TE of Rs 412.1 crore (59.6 per cent of TIO) in Q1 included IPL Franchisee (Sun Risers Hyderabad) of Rs 85.05 crore (12.3 per cent of TIO), which is a non-recurring item during the other three quarters of the year. 

Sun TV’s ‘Other Expenditure’ (OE) increased 30.6 per cent YoY to Rs 35.16 crore (6.1 per cent of TIO) as compared to Rs 26.93 crore (4.9 per cent of TIO) and was 12.3 per cent higher QoQ as compared to Rs 31.31 crore (5.5 per cent of TIO).

Sun TV’s Employee Benefit Expense (EBE) in Q3-2016 increased 5.5 per cent YoY to Rs 58.73 crore (10.2 per cent of TIO) as compared to Rs 55.69 crore 10.1 per cent of TIO) and increased 3.2 per cent QoQ as compared to Rs 56.92 crore (10 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter.

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