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HT MEDIA Announces Quarterly Results (3QFY19); Net Profit Down 72.8%

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HT MEDIA Announces Quarterly Results (3QFY19); Net Profit Down 72.8%
Wed, 16 Jan

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

HT MEDIA Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Dec-17*
3
Sep-18*
3
Dec-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m6,2545,1285,88914.8%-5.8%
Other incomeRs m64553576042.2%17.9%
TurnoverRs m6,8985,6626,64917.4%-3.6%
ExpensesRs m4,9075,3235,7988.9%18.2%
Gross profitRs m1,221-43451-95.9%
DepreciationRs m3072702710.4%-11.7%
InterestRs m194326309-5.2%59.8%
Profit before taxRs m1,365-495231-83.1%
TaxRs m121-52-108-189.3%
Profit after taxRs m1,244-443339-72.8%
Gross profit margin%19.5-8.50.9
Effective tax rate%8.910.5-47.0
Net profit margin%18.0-7.85.1
* 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 5.8% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 18.2% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 95.9% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 0.9% in 3QFY19 as against 19.5% in 3QFY18.
  • Depreciation charges declined by 11.7% and finance costs increased by 59.8% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 17.9% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 72.8% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter declined from 18.0% in 3QFY18 to 5.1% in 3QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter grew 14.8% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 8.9% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 111.7% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 0.9% in 3QFY19 as against 8.5% in 2QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 176.4% QoQ, while net profit margins increased from -7.8% in 2QFY18 to 5.1% in 3QFY19.

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 108.0 to Rs 47.2, registering a Loss of Rs 60.9 or around 56.3%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE TECK Index is trading at Rs 7,309.3 (up 0.4%). Over the last one year it has moved up from 6,712.2 to 7,309.3, a gain of 597 points (up 8.9%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 4.3% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 47.2, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of HT MEDIA stands at 16.8 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 0.4 times.

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