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Balaji Tele: Building on strengths

Oct 23, 2002

Balaji Telefilms has reported an impressive performance for the second quarter ended September 2002. The company has doubled its revenues for 2QFY03. Operating margins have also shown a marked improvement during the quarter.

Balaji Telefilms: Margins explode

Aug 22, 2002

Balaji Telefilms continues to create history of sorts. There is consistent rise in realisations per episode and new serial introductions, all this backed by sustained quality content from the company's production house. The company's operating margins have scaled new heights, making even the peak margins of IT companies pale in comparision.

Balaji Tele: Spectacular performance

May 27, 2002

Balaji Telefilms has ended FY02 with a spectacular 567% rise in net income. Topline of the company crossed the crucial Rs 1 bn revenues mark, representing a rise of 126%. Operating margins leapfrogged to 42% from 16% last year. This is inspite of a change in accounting policy of the company for full write off of its cost of production. Now, this is what you call the business of entertainment! Both the topline and bottomline are above our and market expectations.

Balaji Telefilms: Strong performance

Jan 22, 2002

Balaji Telefilms has reported revenues of Rs 178 m for 3QFY02, a rise of 70% over corresponding last quarter. The highlights of the results is a spectacular rise in operating margins to 45.5%. This is inspite of a change in accounting policy of the company for full write off of its cost of production.

"We understand the business of creativity well and we know how to market it."

Dec 8, 2001

In an interview with Equitymaster.com, he spoke on various developments in PNC, reasons for variation in promised numbers and his vision for the company ahead.

Cinevista: Disappointment continues

Dec 3, 2001

Unviable economics of operations with DD is spelling death for content providers like Cinevista who were hitherto dependent on the state owned broadcaster. Cinevista seems to have learnt this the hard way. While on one hand the proposed utilisation of IPO proceeds has gone haywire, the company is bleeding on the operating front. After a net loss in FY01, the company has posted an operating loss for the first half year. While revenues dipped by around 65%, operating margins slipped heavily into r

Pritish Nandy: Will diversification pay?

Nov 28, 2001

Pritish Nandy Communication (PNC), a media company promoted by leading journalist Mr. Pritish Nandy, made its debut in the capital market last year. The company raised Rs 400 m from its IPO primarily to fund its theme centers, creation of events for telecast on television channels and pump money into its core business of content production for the small screen.

Pentamedia: Losing focus

Nov 8, 2001

Animation major, Pentamedia Graphics declared a marginal growth in turnover and a drop in net profit for 1HFY02 on standalone basis. The drop in performance was even more evident from 2QFY02 results. While sales dropped by around 26%, net profits registered a steep fall of around 50%. Operating margins also registered a sharp fall of around 520 basis points.

Balaji Tele: Non stop growth

Oct 25, 2001

Balaji Telefilms has reported revenues of Rs 153 m for 1HFY02. Operating margins of the company leapfrogged to 35%, a jump of 800 basis points over the corresponding period last year. For FY01, operating margins had dropped due to change in accounting policy for write off in production expenses.The company has now changed the method of accounting and has provided for entire production expenses in the year in which it has been incurred.

Pritish Nandy: Projections go haywire

Sep 11, 2001

Pritish Nandy Communication (PNC), a media company promoted by leading journalist Mr. Pritish Nandy, made its debut in the capital market last year. The company raised Rs 400 m from its IPO primarily to fund its theme centers, creation of events for telecast on television channels and pump money into its core business of content production for the small screen.

Balaji: 1QFY02 results

Aug 1, 2001

Balaji Telefilms has reported revenue of Rs 237m for 1QFY02, much inline with the market expectations. Operating margins of the company returned to 31%. For FY01, operating margins had dropped due to change in accounting policy change in accounting policy for write off in production expenses.

Cinevista: Costly entertainment

Jul 31, 2001

Cinevista has again posted an operating loss, this time in 1QFY02. While revenues have dropped by 57%, operating margins have turned heavily into the red. The sharp fall in operating margins can attributed to the fact that most of the air time slots which the company had bought from DD remained unsold due to slump in demand for advertising on DD. Further, the company also had to withdraw some of its programs from air due to ongoing litigation with DD.

Pentamedia: 1QFY02 net rises 36%

Jul 23, 2001

Pentamedia Graphics has posted a growth of 9% in revenues for 1QFY02 compared to 4QFY01. The operating margins however, have come under pressure falling by 300 basis points mainly due to increase in production, distribution and exhibition expenses.

Balaji FY01: Read between the lines

Jun 29, 2001

The net profit growth for Balaji Telefilms in FY01 has been flat compared to 143% growth in revenues. However, this was because the company changed its method of accounting with respect to write off of its serials' production costs.


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