Mukta Arts Limited, India's leading entertainment exhibition and education company, today announced the financial results forthe first quarter ended on June 30, 2019, as approved by its Board of Directors.
Consolidated revenue for Q1 FY20 grew by 40% y-o»y; from INR 34.1 crores to INR 47.9 crores. EBITDA for the quarter was INR 7.2 crore up from INR 1.9 crore while PAT at INR 1.2 crore as against the loss of INR 31 crore during the corresponding quarter of FY19.
Whistling Woods International, its subsidiary In the education business posted a turnover of INR 12.2 crores in the first quarter up from INR 7.52 in the previous period. Total number of students as on June 30, 2019 was 1,043 as compared to 950 at the end of first quarter of FY19.
The subsidiaries in the cinema space, operating under the Mukta A2 brand in India and Bahrain, posted a consolidated turnover of INR 246 crores with total screen count increasing from 58 to 65. Mukta A2 Cinemas, a subsidiary in the exhibition business posted a 14 % y-o-y growth in QlFYZO with revenues at INR 20 crores. EBITDA for the quarter was at INR 15 crore. Mukta A2 added 7 new screens during the quarter and its total count as on June 30, 2019 stands at 65 screens, including 6 in Bahrain & 10 under its JV with Asian Cinemas.
Commenting on its performance, Rahul Puri, Managing Director, Mukta Arts said, "Recently, we launched our new property Orion Mukta A2 Cinemas, located at Santacruz. Mumbai. The launch took place on 2nd August, 2019. With an existing chain of iconic heritage properties across Mumbai that includes New Excelsior Cinema, Jai Hind, Topiwala and Sun City Mukta A2 Cinemas will now be looking after the operations of Orion Mukta A2 Cinemas too".
Shares of MUKTA ARTS LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.38 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 38.15. The total number of shares traded during the day was 581 in over 54 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 39.8 and intraday low of 37.45. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 22055.