Zee Telefilms has reported an over 60% jump in the net profit on the back of a 43% jump in the topline. The operating margins have however dropped by more than 300 basis points indicating higher cost of programming.
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The increase in net profit is partially accounted for by higher other income which comprises interest income arising possibly from the private placement that the company made during the last year. This amounts to almost one third of the pre–tax profit. If one were to exclude the other income from the pre–tax profit of both the years and provide for an effective tax rate of 21%, the post tax profits of the current quarter would increase by only 20%.
The stock quotes a price of Rs 297, which implies an earnings multiple of 95.5 times FY01 annualised earnings.
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