Q2-2016: DQ Entertainment PAT up 45.6%

BENGALURU: The Tapas Chakravarti led DQ Entertainment (International) Limited (DQEIL) reported 45.6 per cent YoY higher Profit after Tax (PAT) for the quarter ended 30 September, 2015 (Q2-2016, current quarter) at Rs 21.02 crore (43.9 per cent margin) from Rs 14.43 crore (27.4 per cent margin). The company had reported loss of Rs 12.65 crore in the immediate trailing quarter. Note: (1) 100,00,000 = 100 Lakhs = 10 million = 1 crore. (2) All numbers are consolidated unless stated otherwise. Segment Performance The company’s Animation segment reported an operating profit of Rs 20.66 crore in Q2-2016 from operating revenue of Rs 39.41 crore as compared to the operating profit of Rs 23.63 crore from operating revenue of Rs 39.94 crore in Q2-2015 and an operating profit of Rs 2.08 crore from operating revenue of Rs 23.93 crore in the immediate trailing quarter. The company’s distribution segment reported an operating loss of Rs 0.15 crore on operating revenue of Rs 8.45 crore in Q2-2016 as compared to the operating profit of Rs 12.02 crore on operating revenue of Rs 12.71 crore in Q2-2015 and an operating loss of Rs 6.51 crore on operating revenue of Rs 1.80 crore in Q1-2016. Let us look at the other numbers reported by DQEIL DQEIL reported 9.1 per cent YoY reduction in total income from operations (TIO) in Q2-2016 to Rs 47.85 crore from Rs 52.64 crore, but an 86 per cent QoQ increase from Rs 25.73 crore. Total Expenditure in Q2-2016 increased 12.9 per cent YoY to Rs 28.50 crore (59.6 per cent of TIO)  from Rs 25.24 crore (47.9 per cent of TIO) but reduced 3.8 per cent QoQ from Rs  Rs 29.62 crore (115.1 per cent of TIO). The company’s finance expense in Q2-2016 was almost double (increased 98.1 per cent) at Rs 14.86 crore (31.1 per cent of TIO) as compared to the Rs 7.50 crore (14.2 per cent of TIO) in Q2-2015 and increased 2.1 per cent QoQ from Rs 14.56 crore (56.6 per cent of TIO). DQEIL Production expense (PE) in Q2-2016 reduced 6.1 per cent YoY to Rs 1.67 crore (3.5 per cent of TIO) from Rs 1.78 crore (3.4 per cent of TIO) and reduced 55.5 per cent QoQ from Rs 3.75 crore (14.6 per cent of TIO). The company’s Employee Expense (EBE) in Q2-2016 at Rs 14.30 crore (29.9 per cent of TIO) reduced 6.8 per cent YoY from Rs 15.34 crore (29.1 per cent of TIO), but increased 7.5 per cent from Rs 13.30 crore (51.7 per cent of TIO) in Q1-2016. Click here for the financial statement