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Pentamedia: Animated success

Jan 16, 2001

Pentamedia has shown an improved performance this quarter. Revenues have jumped by 17% QoQ and the net profit figure has shot up by 106%. The operating margins have gone up from 32% to 36%.

Rs m) 2QFQ01 3QFY01 Change
Sales 1,350 1,579 17.0%
Other Income 100 35 -65.4%
Expenditure 914 1,006 10.1%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) 436 573 31.3%
Operating Profit Margin (%) 32.3% 36.2%  
Interest (34) (16.40)  
Depreciation 112 88 -21.2%
Profit before Tax 458 535 16.9%
Other Adjustments (200) (3.70) -98.2%
Tax - -  
Profit after Tax/(Loss) 258 532 106.0%
Net profit margin (%) 19.10% 33.7%  
Earnings per share* 24 49  
(annualised)      
P/E (x)   5.1  

Animation was the major grosser. It contributed 56% of the revenues, the contribution from special effects was 21% and multi media products contributed to around 20%. The new business of Web entertainment grossed around 3%.

During the quarter the company finalized 3 major domestic acquisitions Media Dreams P. Ltd, Mayajaal and Kris.Srikkanth Sports & Entertainment Ltd., for a total consideration of Rs.1,759.6 mn. The consideration has been achieved through a stock swap method (@ Rs 500 per share) that has increased the equity from Rs 399.4 m to Rs 434.6 m. The company also hived off numtv.com as a separate entity.

The stock quotes at a price of Rs 254 implies an earnings multiple of 5.1 times 3QFY01 annualised earnings.


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