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NDTV reports consolidated profit of Rs 10.5 crore in Q4

04-May-2015
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NDTV reports consolidated profit of Rs 10.5 crore in Q4

NDTV has released its earnings for the quarter ended 31st March, 2015.

NDTV Consolidated profit in Q4 (before tax and exceptional items) is Rs 10.5 crore as compared to a loss of Rs 35 crore same quarter last year.

NDTV Standalone profit in Q4 (before tax and exceptional items) is Rs 8.7 crore as compared to a loss of Rs 16.4 crore same quarter last year.

NDTV Consolidated reports a turnaround of Rs 62 crore from an EBIDTA loss of Rs 29 crore in last year to an EBIDTA of Rs 33 crore in FY15.

NDTV Consolidated income from operations increased by Rs 112 crore to Rs 571 crore from Rs 459 crore last year.

Below is the financial breakdown by key verticals (All figures in crores):

PARTICULARS Full Year FY 2014-15 Television & Allied (A)   Digital (B) Sub-Total (A + B) E- Commerce Inter- segment   Total
CY LY CY LY CY LY CY LY CY LY CY LY
Revenue 508 449 107 72 615 521 191 6 (49) (32) 586 495
Expense 466 467 84 60 551 527 45 30 (43) (32) 553 524
EBITDA 42 (18) 22 12 64 (6) (26) (24) (6) - 33 (29)
PAT (before exceptional items)   (4)   (64)   11   7   7   (56)   (26)   (25)   (6)   -   (25)   (81)
Exceptional items* (19) - - - (19) - - - - - (19) -
PAT (23) (64) 11 7 (12) (56) (26) (25) (6) - (44) (81)

*Non-cash items: impairment of investment in Jaiprakash Power (7.8 Cr), write-down of deferred tax assets (11.2 Cr)

NDTV (other than ecommerce) reports an EBIDTA of Rs 64 crore in FY 15, as compared to an EBIDTA loss of Rs 6 crores last year.

NDTV’s digital arm NDTV Convergence clocked Rs 107 revenue at a 47% growth rate for FY15.

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Business Highlights

Broadcast

NDTV Prime’s effective re-positioning as a youth audience channel with genre specific show bands saw revenues for NDTV Profit/Prime grow 66% Y-o-Y as the channel attracted new and contextually integrated sponsors. NDTV Profit/Prime continued its run of being EBITDA breakeven into its third consecutive quarter
NDTV India broke its highest revenue record for the second year in a row with sales of Rs 106 Cr during the financial year
Q4-2015 & FY15 PAT includes two non-cash exceptional items
??Impairment of investment in Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited = Rs 7.8 Cr
??Write-down of deferred tax assets = Rs 11.2 Cr

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All revenues streams – Web, VAS, and App showed healthy growth in revenues, exceeding even our internal expectations

Indianroots won the ‘e-Retailer of the Year Award 2015’ at the Indian eRetail Awards 2015

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