HT MEDIA Announces Quarterly Results (1QFY19); Net Profit Down 97.0%

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HT MEDIA Announces Quarterly Results (1QFY19); Net Profit Down 97.0%
Thu, 26 Jul

HT MEDIA has announced its results for the quarter ended June 2018. Here is a detailed performance review of the same:

HT MEDIA Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Jun-17*
3
Mar-18*
3
Jun-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m5,9905,6125,424-3.4%-9.5%
Other incomeRs m531843269-68.1%-49.4%
TurnoverRs m6,5226,4555,693-11.8%-12.7%
ExpensesRs m5,1914,8075,0645.4%-2.5%
Gross profitRs m637702326-53.5%-48.8%
DepreciationRs m320284269-5.4%-16.0%
InterestRs m19423025912.5%33.6%
Profit before taxRs m6541,03167-93.5%-89.7%
TaxRs m23928055-80.5%-77.1%
Profit after taxRs m41675012-98.3%-97.0%
Gross profit margin%10.612.56.0
Effective tax rate%36.527.281.5
Net profit margin%6.411.60.2
* Results Consolidated
Interim results exclude extraordinary / exceptional items
Source: Company Reports, Regulatory Filings, Equitymaster


Year-on-Year Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 9.5% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were down by 2.5% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 48.8% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 6.0% in 1QFY19 as against 10.6% in 1QFY18.
  • Depreciation charges and finance costs declined by 16.0% YoY and 33.6% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income declined by 49.4% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 97.0% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter declined from 6.4% in 1QFY18 to 0.2% in 1QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 3.4% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 5.4% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 53.5% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 6.0% in 1QFY19 as against 12.5% in 4QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 98.3% QoQ, while net profit margins declined from 11.6% in 4QFY18 to 0.2% in 1QFY19.

To see how HT MEDIA has performed over the last eight quarters, please visit here.

HT MEDIA Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, HT MEDIA share price has moved up from Rs 86.8 to Rs 58.0, registering a Loss of Rs 28.8 or around 33.2%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE TECK Index is trading at Rs 7,371.5 (down 0.2%). Over the last one year it has moved up from 5,913.2 to 7,371.5, a gain of 1,458 points (up 24.7%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 0.4% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 58.0, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of HT MEDIA stands at 5.1 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 0.6 times.

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