RadioandMusic
| 28 Sep 2021
Q2-2016: SaregamaÆs YoY revenue up 35.6 per cent

BENGALURU: Indian custodians of music company Saregama Limited (Saregama) reported 35.6 per cent YoY growth in revenue or Total Income from Operations (TIO) for  the quarter ended September30, 2015 (Q2-2016, current quarter). The company reported TIO of Rs 55.87 crore in the current quarter as compared to Rs 41.20 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter and 7.5 per cent QoQ growth from Rs 51.97 crore. 

Saregama reported year on year (YoY) increase in profit after tax (PAT) in Q2-2016. PAT in the current quarter was Rs 2.59 crore (4.6 per cent margin), while in Q2-2015, it was 2.08 crore (5 per cent margin). QoQ, PAT declined slightly (by 1.5 per cent) from Rs 2.63 crore (5.1 per cent margin). 

Segment Numbers

The company classifies its numbers by the two segments– Music and Television Serials (Television).

Saregama’s Music segment reported 26.9 per cent YoY growth in operating revenue in Q2-2016 at Rs 32.94 crore  (59 per cent of TIO) from Rs 25.96 crore (63 per cent of TIO) and 15.9 per cent QoQ growth from Rs 28.41 crore (54.7 per cent of TIO). 

Music segment operating profit in Q2-2016 grew 66.1 per cent YoY to Rs 10.98 crore from Rs 6.61 crore, but declined 8.9 per cent QoQ from Rs 12.05 crore. 

Saregama’s Television segment reported operating revenue of Rs 22.86 crore (40.9 per cent of TIO) which was 50 per cent more than the Rs 15.24 crore (37 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2015, but 3 per cent lower than the Rs 23.56 crore (45.3 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016. 

The company’s Television segment reported operating profit of Rs 3.49 core in the current quarter as compared to an operating profit of Rs 0.19 crore in Q2-2015 and an operating loss in Q1-2016 of Rs 0.34 crore. 

Let us look at the other numbers reported by Saregama 

Saregama also reports revenue from three streams –‘Net Sales Income’, ‘License Fee’, and ‘Other’. Net Sales Income in Q2-2016 increased 52.1 per cent YoY to Rs 23.31 crore (41.7 per cent of TIO) from Rs 15.53 crore (37.2 per cent of TIO), but declined by 2.1 per cent QoQ from to Rs 23.80 crore (45.8 per cent of TIO). 

License Fees income in the current quarter increased 25.7 per cent YoY to Rs 32.44 crore (58.1 per cent of TIO) from Rs 25.80 crore (62.6 per cent of TIO) and increased 15.2 per cent from Rs 28.15 crore (54.2 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016. 

Other Income in the current quarter was Rs 0.05 crore; Rs 0.07 crore in Q2-2015; and Rs 0.02 crore, in Q1-2016.

Saregama’s Total Expense in the current quarter at Rs 54.14 crore (96.9 per cent of TIO) was 34.2 per cent more than the Rs 40.33 crore (97.9 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2015 and 10.5 per cent more than the Rs 49 crore (94.3 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016.

The company’s Royalty Fee expense in Q2-2016 at Rs 5.34 crore (9.6 per cent of TIO) increased 16.6 per cent YoY from Rs 4.58 crore (11.1 per cent of TIO) and increased 11.5 per cent QoQ from Rs 4.79 crore (9.2 per cent of TIO). 

Saregama’s advertising and sales promotion expense in Q2-2016 at Rs 4.2 crore (7.5 per cent of TIO) increased 35.9 per cent YoY from Rs 3.09 crore (7.5 per cent of TIO) and almost doubled (increased 97.2 per cent) QoQ from Rs 2.13 crore (4.1 per cent of TIO). 

Employee Benefit Expense in the current quarter at Rs 11.41 crore (20.4 per cent of IO) was 68.3 per cent more than the Rs 6.78 crore (16.5 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2015 and 29.7 per cent more than the Rs 8.80 crore (16.9 per cent of TIO) in the immediate trailing quarter.