wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

DB Corp Q4-FY12: Rs 360.6 Crore Total Revenue; Ad Revenue Up 5.4% YoY

DB Corp, publishers of the Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar, Saurashtra Samachar and Dainik Divya Marathi have reported total revenues of Rs 360.6 crore in Q4 2012, an 14% increase YoY from Rs 317.4 crore in Q4 2011. The company’s consolidated profits stood at Rs 45.21 crore, an 18.75% decline from Rs 55.62 crore in the same quarter last fiscal. The consolidated results also include financial results of subsidiaries Synergy Media Entertainment and I Media Corp.

Digital: The company operates digital properties including web and mobile sites for its publications. While it does not report revenues separately for Digital, the company claimed that DainikBhaskar.com recorded 110 million pageviews and DivyaBhaskar.com recorded 40 million pageviews as of November 2011 (comScore). The company also claimed that DainikBhaskar is currently the 3rd largest news site in the country after Yahoo! News and Times of India with a maximum amount of time spent by an user hovering around 6.7 minutes.

During the quarter, DB Corp launched the hyper local project, providing reporters with high-end smartphones to shoot and upload video stories directly from the ground. The company informed that they have successfully piloted this project in Jaipur and Ahmedabad and will expanding this project to other cities in the forthcoming quarter. Besides this, the company also launched localized city pages with city specific content including events, happenings, places to eat and see, blogging and reader stories.

Other Highlights:

– Consolidated Advertising revenues for Q4 2012, stood at Rs 263 crore, a 5.4% increase from Rs 249.5 crores in the same quarter last fiscal.
– Circulation revenue grew by 16% YOY to Rs 62 crore.
– Consolidated EBITDA margin stood at 22% at Rs 77.8 crore.
– Radio Business: Ad revenues has grown by 10% to Rs 14.6 crore, as against Rs 13.3 crore in Q4 2011. It achieved an EBIDTA of Rs 5.24 crore and turned PAT (Profit After Tax) positive within 4 years of its launch.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Download: Press Release (zip file)

Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



While the market reality of popular crypto-assets like Bitcoin may undergo little change, the same can't be said for stablecoins.


Bringing transactions related to crypto-assets within the tax net could make matters less fuzzy.


Loopholes in FEMA and the decentralised nature of crypto-assets point to a need for effective regulations.


The need of the hour is for lawmakers to understand the systems that are amplifying harmful content.


For drone delivery to become a reality, a permissive regulatory regime is a prerequisite.

You May Also Like


Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...


135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...


Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...


By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ