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Punjab Tractors: 3Q pleasant surprise - Views on News from Equitymaster
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  • Feb 1, 2001

    Punjab Tractors: 3Q pleasant surprise

    Punjab Tractors, India's second largest tractor manufacturer reported a 5.4% YoY growth in its 3QFY01 net profit to Rs 358 m. This was driven largely by a 4% growth in sales and higher margins. Considering that other players are reeling under pressure on margins, this performance has come in as a pleasant surprise.

    (Rs m) 3QFY00 3QFY01 Change 9mth FY00 9mth FY01 Change
    Sales 2,577 2,690 4.4% 7,633 7,297 -4.4%
    Other income 10 3 -70.0% 107 20 -81.3%
    Expenditure 2,051 2,139 4.3% 6,157 5,881 -4.5%
    Operating profit (EBDIT) 526 551 4.8% 1,476 1,416 -4.1%
    Operating profit margin (%) 20.4% 20.5%   19.3% 19.4%  
    Interest 0 0   0 0  
    Depreciation 41 43 4.9% 111 131 18.0%
    Profit before Tax 495 511 3.2% 1472 1305 -11.3%
    Other adjustments - -   - -  
    Tax 155 153 -1.3% 427 391 -8.4%
    Profit after Tax/(Loss) 340 358 5.4% 1,045 914 -12.5%
    Net profit margin (%) 13.2% 13.3%   13.7% 12.5%  
    No. of Shares (eoy) (m) 20.3 60.8        
    Diluted number of shares 60.8 60.8        
    Diluted Earnings per share* 22.3 23.6        

    The company’s sales were driven by an increase in market share to 19% in 3QFY01 as compared to 17.6% for 3QFY00. The company has achieved this mainly due to its wider dealer network which stands at 332 today, incentives provided to dealers and sale of new models the Swaraj 744 which is doing well in the 40-50 HP range. The company is planning on further increasing its dealerships by adding 20 more in the next four months.

    Besides the above, additional features added to some of its models and its favourable product mix resulted in higher operating margins in 3QFY01 to 20.5%. This is an improvement over 2QFY01 margin by 100 basis points.

    The company's volumes for 3QFY01 remained more or less flat at 12,960 tractors as compared to 13,003 tractors in 3QFY00. The tractor industry declined by 7% during 3QFY01. The industry as a whole is reeling under the pressure of lower farm prices and oversupply. To add to this uneven monsoons and the expected poor rabi crop too does not seem very encouraging.

    For the first nine months the company had a market share of 18.5% at 35,211 tractors as compared to the total industry volumes of 191,000 during this period.

    As these results are higher than our expectations by around 8%-10%, we will be revising our full year net of Rs 1,150 m for FY01E upwards.

    It should be noted that when a recovery takes place, Punjab Tractors will come out a winner in its sector. It continues to manufacture fully indigenised tractors, has an excellent management team, its expansions have been financed by internal accruals and it continues to enjoy higher margins and returns as compared to its peers.

    On the current price of Rs 178, it is trading at 9.4x FY01E EPS of Rs 18.9.



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