Mumbai: Inox Leisure on Wednesday announced its first quarter results for financial year 2023. The company reported its best quarterly performance with revenue at Rs 589 crore up by 19 per cent year-on-year (YoY). It reported earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBIDTA) at Rs 130 crore up by 41 per cent YoY and profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 74 crore soar by 80 per cent YoY.
The company’s average ticket price (ATP) peaked at Rs 229 up by 16 per cent YoY and spends per head (SPH) stood at Rs 96 up by 19 per cent YoY.
Inox reported its highest food and beverage (F&B) revenue at Rs 164 crore. It added three new properties and 17 screens during the quarter. The company also rolled out a merchandise business so fans can buy products from their favourite super hero or movie franchises.
“After facing a severe impact on business due to the pandemic in the last two years, the company reported its best quarterly performance across majority metrics on the back of tent poles that resonated with Indian audience, duly complemented by their huge pent-up appetite,” said the statement.
The April-May-June quarter saw the release of blockbusters like “RRR”, “KGF: Chapter 2”, “Vikram”, “Bhool Bhulaiya 2” and “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness” resulting in footfall of upto 18.4 million guests in Inox properties.
Inox expects great turnaround in the business going forward with the content line-up in the upcoming quarter with releases like “Laal Singh Chaddha”, “Raksha Bandhan”, “Liger”, “Brahmastra” and “Vikram Vedha”.
Inox Group director Siddharth Jain said, “During the entire stretch of the pandemic, something which kept us hold the fort, was the belief in ourselves, our passionate moviegoers, our stakeholders and our teams. From enabling us to see through the pandemic, to charting our path out of it, this belief has driven us towards this historical & miraculous performance in Q1.”
He further added, “While our best-ever quarter marks a moment of rejoice, we will also ensure that it keeps inspiring us to raise the bar, while maintaining a strong focus on customer-centricity, innovativeness and profitability. We are committed to stay ahead of the curve, and keep delighting our stakeholders with such magical performances. We could not have asked for a bigger celebration on completion of 20 glorious years of our company’s operations.”