RadioandMusic
| 19 Jan 2018
Radio City revenue up 12.9 percent, adjusted profit up 19.2 percent in FY-16

BENGALURU: Music Broadcast Limited (MBL, Radio City) which runs Radio City reported 12.9 percent growth and 19.2 percent growth in revenue and adjusted profit after tax (PAT) respectively for the fiscal ended 31 March 2016 (FY-16, current year). Radio City reported revenue of Rs 226.76 crore for FY-16 as compared to revenue of Rs 200.84 crore in the previous fiscal.

Adjusted PAT in the current year was Rs 55.94 crore (24.7 percent PAT margin of revenue) as compared to Rs 46.92 crore (23.4 percent PAT marginof revenue ) in the previous year. After accounting for exceptional items that represent incentives to management team in respect of their past services in terms of agreement with erstwhile promotes, reported PAT for FY-16 works out to Rs 42.37 crore (18.7 percent PAT marginof revenue ), which means that final PAT in the current year has declined 9.7 percent as compared to FY-15.

Note: The unit of currency in this report is the Indian rupee - Rs (also conventionally represented by INR). The Indian numbering system or the Vedic numbering system has been used to denote money values. The basic conversion to the international norm would be:

(a) 100,00,000 = 100 lakh = 10,000,000 = 10 million = 1 crore.

(b) 10,000 lakh = 100 crore = 1 arab = 1 billion.

Radio City’s operating profit (EBIDTA) in FY-16 increased 24.7 percent to Rs 77.27 crore (34.1 percent EBIDTA margin) as compared to Rs 62.16 crore (31 percent EBIDTA margin) in FY-15.

Expenses in FY-16 were 7.8 per cent higher at Rs 149.49 crore (65.9 percent of revenue) as compared to Rs 138.67 (69 percent of revenue).

The company paid almost three times (2.95 times) the Interest in FY-16 at Rs 18.30 crore (8.1 percent of revenue) as compared to Rs 6.21 crore (3.1 percent of revenue) for FY-15.

Jagran Prakashan numbers in brief

MBL’s parent company, Indian publishing company Jagran Prakashan Limited (JPL) reported 19 per cent increase consolidated operating revenue in FY-16 to Rs 2,106.5 crore as compared to Rs 1,769.8 crore in FY-15.

JPL’s advertising revenue increased 25.2 per cent to Rs 1,560.9 crore from Rs 1,247.1 crore. Circulation revenues in the current year increased 4.7 per cent to Rs 408.5 crore from Rs 390.1 crore s compared to the previous year. JPL’s PAT in FY-16 increased 44.3 per cent to Rs 444.7 crore from Rs 308.1 crore in FY-15. JPL’s PAT in FY-16 after adjusting extraordinary item of Rs 101.8 crore on account of profit on sale of treasury share in Q1-16 and Rs 14.5 crore in Q2-16 and gain arising out of sale of treasury shares in Q4-16 is Rs 328.4 crore in FY16 and Rs 227.8 crore in FY-15.