HT MEDIA Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Down 128.1%

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HT MEDIA Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Down 128.1%
Tue, 14 May

HT MEDIA has announced its results for the quarter ended March 2019. Here is a detailed performance review of the same:

HT MEDIA Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-18*
3
Dec-18*
3
Mar-19*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m5,6125,8895,357-9.0%-4.5%
Other incomeRs m84376085312.3%1.2%
TurnoverRs m6,4556,6496,210-6.6%-3.8%
ExpensesRs m4,8075,7985,8300.5%21.3%
Gross profitRs m70251-542-1170.6%-177.2%
DepreciationRs m284271268-1.1%-5.8%
InterestRs m230309241-22.1%4.7%
Profit before taxRs m1,031231-197-185.6%-119.1%
TaxRs m280-10814-95.2%
Profit after taxRs m750339-211-162.2%-128.1%
Gross profit margin%12.50.9-10.1
Effective tax rate%27.2-47.0-6.8
Net profit margin%11.65.1-3.4
* 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 4.5% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 21.3% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 177.2% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 10.1% in 4QFY19 as against 12.5% in 4QFY18.
  • Depreciation charges declined by 5.8% and finance costs increased by 4.7% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 1.2% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 128.1% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter declined from 11.6% in 4QFY18 to -3.4% in 4QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 9.0% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 0.5% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 1170.6% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 10.1% in 4QFY19 as against 0.9% in 3QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 162.2% QoQ, while net profit margins declined from 5.1% in 3QFY18 to -3.4% in 4QFY19.

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 80.6 to Rs 34.3, registering a Loss of Rs 46.3 or around 57.5%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE TECK Index is trading at Rs 7,555.0 (down 0.6%). Over the last one year it has moved up from 6,861.6 to 7,555.0, a gain of 693 points (up 10.1%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 4.2% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 34.3, the price to book value (P/BV) ratio of HT MEDIA stands at 0.3 times.

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