Dish TV Q1 profit down 34 per cent to ₹49.14 cr

PTI New Delhi | Updated on August 12, 2021

Earnings impacted due to drop in consumer spending on entertainment

Direct-to-home firm Dish TV India Ltd on Thursday reported a 34.07 per cent decline in its consolidated net profit to ₹49.14 crore for the first quarter ended in June 2021.

The company had reported a net profit of ₹74.54 crore in the April-June quarter a year ago, Dish TV said in a BSE filing.

Its revenue from the operation was down 12.51 per cent to ₹730.97 crore during the quarter as against ₹835.58 crore of the corresponding quarter.

Total expenses were at ₹672.80 crore, down 10.03 per cent in Q1/FY 2021-22 against ₹747.87 crore in the corresponding quarter.

Commenting on the results, Dish TV India Group CEO Anil Dua said: "Having managed to stand our ground through the pandemic last year we started the new fiscal with a sense of cautious optimism however, the magnitude of the second wave came as a rude shock.

"Though we were operationally buffered due to our digital infrastructure, what did impact us was the fall in consumer spending on entertainment due to other pressing needs." The setback to consumer confidence will impact customer spending during the first half this fiscal.

"We plan to counter the sluggishness by re-energizing our distribution network with fresh schemes and offers that would maintain our mission of providing unmatched entertainment at unbeatable value-for-money,” he added.

Shares of DishTV India Ltd on Thursday settled at ₹14.03 on BSE, up 18.20 per cent from the previous close.

Published on August 12, 2021

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