E1 has posted its preliminary results for the fiscal year ending March 31, and the numbers will be reassuring for a buffeted industry looking for a bellwether. The company reports revenues jumped 30% to US$709.8 million, year-over-year. Reported profits before tax sit at US$11.0 million, comparing favorably against 2009′s losses of US$49.5 million. Adjusted net debt was down US$27.3 million to US$101.0 million. Finally, EBITDA was up 36% at US$54.8 million. Entertainment 1 is riding the results of a busy year, with 123 films released theatrically (including the second installment of the Twilight Saga – New Moon), and 213 half hours of television (including network pick-ups The Bridge and Rookie Blue). The company also expanded into Australia, France and New Zealand in 2009.
- RS West ’18