New Delhi, Oct 27 (PTI) Multiplex chain operator PVR today reported a 15.13 per cent decline in consolidated net profit at Rs 24.72 crore for the quarter ended September 30. Also Read - Mumbai Reports 7,214 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 9,641 Recoveries | Highlights

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 29.13 crore during the same period previous fiscal, PVR Ltd said in a regulatory filing. Also Read - Delhi Reports 23,686 New COVID-19 Cases, 240 Deaths; Active Cases Reach 76,887

Total income during the quarter under review fell 0.31 per cent at Rs 559.52 crore as against Rs 561.30 crore in the July-September quarter last fiscal. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

“For 20 years, we have worked ardently to take India to the movies with new and innovative offerings like gold class, director’s cut, plush recliners, IMAX, 4DX, playhouse, PXL, dolby atmos, VR lounge, Vkaao to add more layers of excitement and joy to the cinematic experience of our customers,” PVR Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Bijli said.

Revenue from movie exhibition during the period stood at Rs 532.19 crore compared to Rs 516.46 crore in the year ago period.

Box office revenues for the quarter were up by 7 per cent at Rs 299.3 crore on yearly basis, the company said.

Advertising revenues rose by 10 per cent year-on-year to Rs 68.8 crore, it added

Total expenses during the period were Rs 520.23 crore as against Rs 517.30 crore in the same period of previous fiscal.

PVR currently operates a network of 600 screens spread over 131 properties in 51 cities across the country. The company intends to add approximately 65-70 screens in FY2017- 18.

PVR shares were trading 1.49 per cent down at Rs 1,396 on BSE.

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