RadioandMusic
| 04 Aug 2021
editorial
DB Corp: Q2-2015; Radio segment's operating profit up 2.6 times y-o-y

BENGALURU: DB Corp Limited (DB Corp), home to flagship newspapers Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar, Dainik Divya Marathi and Saurashtra Samachar reported a 1.8 per cent drop in Q2-2015 total income from operations (TIO) to Rs 449.32 crore from Rs 461.07 crore in Q1-2015, but saw an increase from the Rs 416.15 crore TIO reported in the corresponding quarter of last year. Its radio segment revenues however, went up 9.8 per cent in Q2 2015 to Rs 22.77 (4.7 per cent of TIO) crore from Rs 20.73 crore (4.2 per cent of TIO) in Q1 2015 and a massive 33.3 per cent more than the 17.08 crore (3.9 per cent of TIO) in Q2 2014.

While DB Corp's Q2-2015 PAT fell 13.9 per cent to Rs 68.11 crore (14.2 per cent of TIO) from Rs 79.13 crore (16.2 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and rose by 13.2 per cent from Rs 60.16 crore (13.7 per cent of TIO), the company's radio segment's operating profit went up by 24.7 per cent in Q2-2015 to Rs 6.57 crore from Rs 5.27 crore in Q1 2015 and more than doubled (2.58 times) the operating profit of 2.54 crore in Q1-2014

Let us look at the other Q2-2015 and HY-2015 figures reported by DB Corp

DB Corp's TIO for HY-2015 at Rs 969.41 crore was 9.2 per cent more than the Rs 887.39 crore reported for HY-2014. Its PAT for HY-2015 at Rs 147.23 crore (15.2 per cent of TIO) was 8.1 per cent higher than the Rs 136.26 crore (15.4 per cent of TIO) in HY-2014.

DB Corp's Total expenditure (TE) for Q2-2015 at Rs 377.53 crore was 0.7 per cent more than the Rs 374.99 crore in Q1-2015 and 9.1 per cent more than the Rs 356.15 crore in Q2-2014. During HY-2015, the company's TE went up to Rs 752.52 crore from Rs 678.49 crore in HY-2014.

The company reported 2.3 per cent lower raw material consumption in Q2-2015 at Rs 162.09 crore (33.8 per cent of TIO) versus the Rs 165.88 crore (33.9 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2015 and 7.8 per cent more than the Rs 150.36 crore (29 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2014. DB Corp's raw material consumption in HY-2015 at Rs 327.97 crore (33.8 per cent of TIO) was 11.6 per cent more than the Rs 293.95 crore (33.1 per cent of TIO) in