Jan 22, 2013, 10.43 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Dish TV Q3: Analysts expect net loss at Rs 20.6 cr

Dish TV is set to announce its results for the third quarter of FY13 on Tuesday. Analysts on an average expect the company to report standalone net loss at Rs 20.6 crore as against net profit at Rs 55 crore in previous quarter.

Ushang Sheth

Research Analyst, CNBC-TV18

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Dish TV is set to announce its results for the third quarter of FY13 on Tuesday. Analysts on an average expect the company to report standalone net loss at Rs 20.6 crore as against net profit at Rs 55 crore in previous quarter.

In second quarter of financial year 2012-13, the company had reported a profit of Rs 55 crore led by exceptional gain at Rs 76.4 crore; otherwise it would have been a loss of Rs 21.3 crore.

Total income from operations is likely to increase to Rs 559 crore from Rs 533.5 crore during the same period.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) are seen going up to Rs 161 crore in the October-December quarter from Rs 155 crore in July-September quarter.

Margin is expected to decline 30 basis points quarter-on-quarter to 28.8 percent for the quarter.

Analysts feel the Dish TV will see uptick led by digitization.

Subscriber addition is expected be around 8 lakh as against 5 lakh QoQ. Subscriber addition below 10 lakh signifies limited benefit of digitization.

Average revenue per user is seen growing by around 2 percent to Rs 162 in the third quarter from Rs 159 in Q2FY13, led by hike of Rs 20 in base pack and Rs 17-18 in higher packs.

Analysts feel content costs numbers can go up on telecast of India Pakistan series.

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