Presidential Elections: Support Dr.Meira Kumar

Bihar and Jharkhand governments have no choice but to support Dr.Meira Kumar. As defeat of "Bihar ki Beti" will invariably bring Shame to the Biharis and Jharkhandis (or erstwhile unified Bihar). Do you think that, people of Bihar will leave Nitish Kumar Scott - free, if Dr.Meira Kumar loses ? So, Nitish Kumar has very little option left but to support, Dr.Meira Kumar.

Moreover, if Nitish Kumar wants to fall in the BJP's well calculated electoral TRAP no one can save him in the next election.

Also, I am surprised to see Mr.Navin Pattanayak, so easily chewing the RSS bait. Orissa is a state, where there is large chunk of Tribal Christian voters loyal to the BJD (Biju Janata Dal). I am still to fathom, BJD's sudden electoral gamble of siding with the RSS and the BJP; when Mr.Pattanayak has been maintaining distance from them since some time.

Besides, the election of Dr.Meira Kumar, who is educated, experienced and very sober, might also correct some of the historical mistakes of not making her father, the Prime Minister of India.

Also, I don't think all the Muslim and Christian MPs and MLAs from the TDP and TRS will ever support a RSS backed Candidate, who acted against Dalit Christian and Muslin reservations. Therefore, invariably cross voting will take place, which might give the underdog, Ms.Kumar, a win. Support Dr.Meira Kumar, give a conscience vote and make her the 2nd Female President of India.

All the best to Dr.Meira Kumar.....👍✌

Monday, October 26, 2015

TV18 Broadcast Ltd: Buy
CMP: Rs.32.75
TV18 Broadcast Ltd. is an India-based television (TV) broadcast network. The Company offers telecommunication, broadcasting and information supply services. It operates through segments, including broadcasting and content, and film production and distribution. The broadcasting and content segment consists of television content and airtime sales. The Company offers news channels, such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-IBN, IBN7, and IBN-Lokmat, a Marathi regional news channel. It also operates a joint venture with Viacom, Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of entertainment channels, such as Colors, Colors HD, Rishtey, MTV, MTV Indies, SONIC, Comedy Central, VH1, Nick, Nick Jr., Nick Teen and Viacom18, among others. It manages and broadcasts the channel, History TV18. It offers regional channels, such as ETV Urdu, ETV Rajasthan, ETV Bihar/Jharkhand and ETV MP/Chhattisgarh, among others. It also operates digital commerce properties, such as HomeShop18 and
Media company Network18 Media and Investments Ltd, controlled by Reliance Industries Ltd, narrowed its loss to Rs.27.42 crore for the quarter-ended 30 September, benefiting from lower interest costs. The company posted a loss of Rs.36.46 crore in the same period last year. Revenue for the second quarter rose 8% to Rs.801.1 crore from Rs.744.8 crore.

Revenue from its subsidiary TV18 Broadcast Ltd, the company’s television and motion pictures business that also operates news channels CNN-IBN and CNBC TV18, rose 9.8% to Rs.608.5 crore from Rs.553.7 crore.

Colors Infinity, an English GEC channel, was launched during the current quarter, and incurred a loss of Rs.19 crore.

In H1 FY16, there was loss of Rs.19 crore on account of new ETV news channels; there was also a one-time expense of Rs.10 crore for rebranding ETV regional entertainment channels as Colors.

H1 FY15 profitability vis-à-vis H1 FY16 was significantly influenced by advertisement income on account of the General Elections and the Union Budget. 

This means from the following quarters we could see, some improvement in the share price of the group company TV18 Broadcast Ltd. The fall in interest rate, will also act as positive boost for the company.

It is to be noted that today, the 30 plus channels that constitute the TV18 network inform, entertain and engage with disparate audiences across genres and languages.

Moreover, according to the latest shareholding pattern, both the FIIs (from 8.84% to  8.88%) and DIIs (from  3.55% to 4.92%) have increased their stake in the company. Rekha Rakesh Jhunjhunwala holds 2.32%, while Reliance Capital Ltd holds 1.21% of the shares of the company.   

What must have attracted Rakesh Jhunjhunwala to invest in TV18 Broadcast is probably the following:

(i) Liberalized foreign investment (FDI) norms for the broadcasting sector pursuant to which the foreign investment limit has been raised from 49% to 74% in teleports (setting up up-linking HUBs/teleports), Direct to Home (DTH), Cable Networks (Multi-System-Operators operating at National or State or District level and undertaking upgradation of networks towards digitalization and addressability). Foreign investment up to 74% in mobile TV is also permissible;

(ii) Digitization of cable TV will benefit the broadcasters by boosting subscription revenues...

(iii) Reasonable valuations: A market cap of Rs.5000+ crores for a dominant player is not that exorbitant.

Meanwhile, BCG-CII report says India's media & entertainment sector is likely to expand nearly 6-fold in near future, with vast demand, growing market and tech boom...

Buy the scrip of TV18 Broadcast Ltd at the CMP of Rs..32.80, for a short term target of Rs.35-37, SL--Rs.31.70.
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