DB Corp, the publisher of newspaper dailies Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar, Saurashtra Samachar and Divya Marathi, has posted a loss before tax of Rs 2.66 crore in the Internet segment for the quarter ended December 30, 2014. Losses widened from Rs 0.483 crore loss in the same quarter last year but up from Rs 1.208 crore loss in the previous quarter. The total Internet revenues was at Rs 9.18 crore for the quarter, up 74.86% from Rs 5.25 crore in the same quarter last year and up 46.65% from Rs 6.26 crore revenues in the previous quarter. The Internet segment however accounts for just 1.65% of DB Corp's operational income which was at Rs 554.57 crore for the quarter. The company's print business still dominates its operational revenues, accounting for 93.56% DB Corp's operational income for the quarter. Digital business highlights -The company launched a new concept app during the quarter. Through the master app, user can consume content across all of DB Corp's sites in three languages (Hindi, English and Gujarati). -During the quarter, the company's digital business registered atotal of 540 million page views and 18.2 million unique visitors. The company's flagship website, dainikbhaskar.com registered 13.4 million unique visitors and 361 million page views. The recently launched Moneybhaskar.comachieved a 41% increase in unique visitors and 19% growth in page views. Other highlights - Total revenues up 6.1% year-on-year (YoY) to Rs 557.4 crore from Rs 525.6 crore in Q3-FY14. - Profit After Tax (PAT) increased 11.3% YoY to Rs 105.1 crore from Rs 94.5 crore in Q3-FY14. This includes an incremental depreciation…
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