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Exide: Margins on the move - Views on News from Equitymaster
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  • Oct 16, 2001

    Exide: Margins on the move

    Exide Industries, the market leader in the automotive and industrial batteries segment, has reported a sharp 18.2% fall in sales in the second quarter ended September 30, 2001. The slowdown in the economy and subdued auto demand has affected volume growth of the company.

    (Rs m) 2QFY01 2QFY02 Change 1HFY01 1HFY02 Change
    Sales 2,463 2,015 -18.2% 4,049 3,778 -6.7%
    Other Income 1 1 -42.9% 4 4 -13.6%
    Expenditure 2,063 1,621 -21.4% 3,321 3,084 -7.1%
    Operating Profit (EBDIT) 401 394 -1.8% 729 694 -4.8%
    Operating Profit Margin (%) 16.3% 19.5%   18.0% 18.4%  
    Interest 125 117 -6.0% 255 247 -2.9%
    Depreciation 101 114 12.7% 210 227 8.0%
    Profit before Tax 177 164 -7.5% 269 224 -16.8%
    Extraordinary item (8) (10) 20.3% (16) (22) 34.4%
    Tax 29 32 10.5% 43 43 0.0%
    Profit after Tax/(Loss) 140 123 -12.7% 210 160 -24.1%
    Net profit margin (%) 5.7% 6.1%   5.2% 4.2%  
    No. of Shares (eoy) (m) 36.0 36.0   36.0 36.0  
    Diluted number of shares 36.0 36.0   36.0 36.0  
    Earnings per share (Rs)* 15.6 13.6   11.7 8.9  

    Sales for the first half of the current financial year has fallen by 6.7% to Rs 3,778 m (Exide reported a 11% growth in sales in 1QFY02). The encouraging aspect is the sharp rise in operating margins in 2QFY02 by 330 points to 19.5%. This could be attributed to cost cutting initiatives taken by the company last year. But as margins fell sharply in 1QFY02, for 1HFY02, margins have increased by just 40 basis points. Nevertheless, this is a commendable performance.

    The prospects for the second half of the year is not encouraging in light of the continuous fall in industrial production. Though agricultural output is expected to fare better, it remains to be seen how far it translates into higher volume growth and thus profitability.

    The scrip is currently trading at Rs 43 at a P/E multiple of 4.8x annualised 1HFY02 earnings.



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