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NDTV: Losses mount
Oct 18, 2007

Performance summary
  • Sales grow 47% YoY in 2QFY08, 28% in 1HFY08.

  • EBIDTA margins turn into positive owing to lower cost of operations

  • Lower tax credits increase loss levels during the quarter. Pressure on bottomline would have been higher but for the effect of extraordinary expenses in 2QFY07.

Standalone numbers
Rs m 2QFY07 2QFY08 Change 1HFY07 1HFY08 Change
Sales 463 678 46.5% 1,007 1,287 27.9%
Expenditure 517 676 30.6% 1,020 1,272 24.7%
Operating profit (55) 2   (14) 15  
Operating profit margin (%) -11.8% 0.3%   -1.3% 1.2%  
Other income 3 1 -51.6% 7 11 58.0%
Depreciation 42 47 12.4% 81 92 13.4%
Interest 1 6   2 9 489.4%
Profit before tax (94) (50)   (90) (75)  
Tax (143) (10)   (143) (14)  
Extraordinary income/(expense) (81)     (191) -  
Profit after tax (32) (40)   (138) (61)  
Net profit margin(%) -7.0% -5.8%   -13.7% -4.7%  
No of shares (m)         62.5  
Diluted earnings per share (Rs)*         (1.1)  
Price to earnings ratio*         NA  
*Based on 12-month trailing earnings

What to expect?
The stock is currently trading at Rs 340. Considering that the company has posted a loss on a trailing 12 months basis, it is not possible to calculate a P/E valuation multiple for the stocks. We shall put up a detailed analysis of the results on receipt of further information from the company.

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