RadioandMusic
| 19 Jun 2019
Q1-2015: MY FM reported 27 per cent lower results compared to Q4-2014

BENGALURU: DB Corp's Radio Business segment MY FM reported 3 per cent lower operating revenue (Op Rev) of Rs 20.73 crore (4.2 per cent of Total Income) as compared to the Rs 21.37 crore (5 per cent of Tot Inc) in Q4-2014 and 20.8 per cent more than the Rs 17.16 crore (3.8 per cent of Tot Inc) in Q1-2014. The network with 17 stations across 7 states of India, reported 26.8 per cent lower positive result at Rs 5.27 crore in Q1-2015 as compared to the Rs 7.19 crore in Q4-2014, but was more than double (2.17 times) the Rs 2.32 crore in Q1-2014.

DB Corp MD Sudhir Agarwal said, "We are happy to report a sound performance to start our fiscal year that reflects that we have sustained our growth momentum. We have maintained our strengths and leadership position in all our legacy markets as we also continue to demonstrate good growth in our emerging editions. Having already demonstrated operational excellence in the print business, we have also maintained a similar focus and emphasis on DBCL's non-print segments spanning our digital and radio initiatives. Both these segments hold tremendous potential to capitalise on over the next few years, given India's still nascent exposure to internet penetration and yet one of the largest and fastest growing digital markets."

However, DB Corp Limited (DB Corp), home to flagship newspapers Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar, Dainik Divya Marathi and Saurashtra Samachar reported improved results in Q1-2015, both in terms of total income from operations (Tot Inc) and PAT. The company reported Tot Inc of Rs 489.2 crore which was 7.7 per cent more than the Rs 454.17 crore in the immediate trailing quarter Q4-2014 and 8.9 per cent more than the year ago Op Inc of Rs 449.41 crore in Q1-2014.

The company's PAT in Q1-2015 at Rs 79.12 crore (16.2 per cent of Tot Inc) was 4.3 per cent more than the Rs 79.92 crore (16.7 per cent of Tot Rev) in Q4-2014 and 4 per cent more than the Rs 76.1 crore (16.9 per cent of Tot Inc) in Q1-2014.