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Pfizer: Improving performance

Jul 1, 2004

Pfizer India has declared its 2QFY05 results (November year ending). The net profit of the company has grown by a whopping 672% in the May quarter, although on back of lackluster performance last year.The margins have improved substantially with operating margins at 10.2% compared to 1% in the same quarter last year. The net profit margin has also improved by 620 basis points to 7.3%. The operating margin for 1HFY05 was even better with an improvement of 630 basis points to 12%.

(Rs m) 2QFY04 2QFY05 Change 1HFY04 1HFY05 Change
Net sales 1,073 1,275 18.9% 2,083 2,567 23.2%
Other income 119 100 -15.9% 192 182 -5.3%
Expenditure 1,062 1,145 7.8% 1,966 2,261 15.0%
Operating profit (EBDITA) 11 131 1110.2% 117 306 161.1%
Operating profit margin (%) 1.0% 10.2%   5.6% 11.9%  
Interest 2 0 -85.0% 3 1 -79.3%
Depreciation 31 26 -16.1% 50 43 -14.2%
Profit before tax 97 205 110.9% 256 444 73.3%
Extraordinary items 43 59 37.5% 76 101 33.9%
Tax 42 52 24.0% 90 127 41.4%
Profit after tax/(loss) 12 94 672.7% 91 216 137.5%
Net profit margin (%) 1.1% 7.3%   4.4% 8.4%  
No. of shares (m)       28.8 28.8  
Diluted earnings per share (Rs)*       6.3 15.0  
P/E ratio (x)         30.0  
(* annualised)            

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