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FMCG: Is it hot?
Aug 18, 2005

The results season is over with Britannia being the early bird and Nestle the last one to declare its June quarter numbers. We decided to take the top 5 FMCG companies under our coverage and compare its performance against that of last years June quarter. The five companies include HLL, ITC, Nestle, Britannia and Tata Tea.

(Rs m) June FY05 June FY06 Change
Net Sales 60,349 68,411 13.4%
Expenditure 47,440 53,344 12.4%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) 12,909 15,067 16.7%
Operating Profit Margin (%) 21.4% 22.0%  
Other Income 1,347 1,768 31.3%
Interest 765 335 -56.2%
Depreciation 1,372 1,499 9.3%
Profit before Tax & extraordinary income 12,119 15,001 23.8%
Extraordinary item(s) 170 31 -81.8%
Tax 3,607 5,530 53.3%
Profit after Tax/(Loss) 8,682 9,502 9.4%
Net profit margin (%) 14.4% 13.9%  
Effective tax rate (%) 29.8% 36.9%  

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