Filmcity Media Ltd Management Discussions.
India has become one of the most attractive destinations for investment owing to favourable government policies and reforms in the past few months. The approval of foreign direct investment (FDI) in several sectors has allowed investments to pour into the economy. According to the data provided by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the cumulative amount of FDI inflows in the country in the period April 2000-September 2014 was US$ 345,073 million.
A plenty of policy initiatives taken by the new Government is likely to have a positive effect on real GDP growth, including structural reforms and some fiscal and monetary policy loosening. However, the impact of such measures takes time to show up in higher growth.
The Indian Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.9%, to grow from INR 1,026 bn in 2014 to reach INR 1,964 bn by 2019, a growth rate that is almost double that of the global M&E industry. The television segment dominates the entertainment industry, accounting for 45% of the market share in terms of revenues, which is expected to grow further to 50% by 2018. Digitization of cable, along with changing consumer preferences for type of content and medium of content consumption, will drive growth in the coming years.
The Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) Industry, one of the most vibrant and exciting industries in the world, has had a tremendous impact on the lives and the Indian economy. As the M&E industry widens its reach, it plays a critical role in creating awareness on issues affecting, channeling the energy of and building aspirations among Indias millions. As it entertains and informs the country, the M&E industry has been a catalyst for the growth of large parts of the Indian economy. Take for example, a villager illiterate and previously unaware of what life has to offer, who begins to see a better life through entertainment programs on TV and aspires for a better life for him and his family. This drives demand for various products and services. These aspirations have been key to self motivated transformation taking deep root in India Transformation not just from handouts and government schemes, but transformation stemming from ambition and aspiration. The media plays a significant role in our lives today and is all pervasive with touch points ranging from television to newspapers to films to radio to outdoor properties. With the addition of new media such as social networking services, animation and VFX, online gaming and applications running on mobile devices, a new dimension has been added to the world of media that was dominated by traditional media. In addition to their implicit impact, all media platforms provide a great opportunity to carry explicit messages to create social impact. Further, interactive and social platforms give people a voice. In calendar year 2013, the Indian Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry registered a growth of 11.8 per cent over 2012 and touched INR 918 billon. *Source: FICCI-KPMG Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report, 2014
BRIEF HISTORY & BUSINESS OVERVIEW
Your Company is into media production and media trading activity.
Your Company recognises the need of talent and nurturing quality staff as a key to success. We will continue to focus on training and motivation of manpower so as to develop teams of qualified and skilled personnel to effectively discharge their responsibilities in a number of projects and activities. It is, in this context, which we have been working towards promoting the skills and professionalism of our employees to cope with and focus on the challenges of change and growth which is important to the segment your Company operates in.
INTERNAL CONTROLS & THEIR ADEQUACY
The company believes in formulating adequate and effective internal control systems and implementing the same to ensure that the interests of the company are safeguarded and reliability of accounting data and its accuracy are ensured with proper checks and balances. The senior management team meets to address issues like operational efficiency, protection and conservation of resources, accuracy and promptness in financial reporting and compliance with laws and regulation, at regular frequency to discuss various issues that influence the business and to take strategic decisions. The company has an internal audit system, which submits report to the Chairman of Audit Committee periodically.
THREATS RISKS & CONCERNS
The management of risk does not imply risk elimination but prudent risk management. We can withstand the competition despite an increasing number of new players. Due to industry specific high attrition of key professionals the quality of the productions and their consistency could suffer. There is a risk of sourcing software at reasonable acquisition costs and the rapid changing market can be a threat. Your companys management is proactive to recognise risks & threats and make use of opportunity. Piracy is a major hurdle in our segment. Physical format is diminishing to an extent largely due to this. Besides regulatory frame work, subsidies, taxes and related policy can affect our industry.
Statements in the Management Discussion and Analysis and the annual report describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates, expectations may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations in India and other countries. Actual results could defer materially from those expressed or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the Companys operations include economic conditions affecting the domestic market, in which the Company operates, changes in the Government regulations, tax laws and other statutes and other incidental factors and unforeseen circumstances