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Colgate: Continued strong performance
Oct 29, 2009

  • Sales for the company grew by 16.9% YoY during the quarter. Of this 16% growth was derived from volumes while the remaining 0.9% was due to price increases. During 1HFY10, the sales grew by 14.5% YoY.
  • Operating (EBITDA) margins for the quarter grew by 6% to stand at 22% while for 1HFY10, the margins grew by 4.7% to stand at 23.6%.
  • Net profit margins increased by 3% to 17.8% during the quarter while the same for 1HFY10 grew by 4.2% to 19.5%. This increase has been due to higher sales and higher operating income.


Financial snapshot
(Rs m) 2QFY09 2QFY10 % change 1HFY09 1HFY10 % change
Net sales 4,302 5,029 16.9% 8,631 9,883 14.5%
Expenditure 3,614 3,922 8.5% 7,001 7,551 7.9%
Operating profit (EBDITA) 688 1,106 60.8% 1,630 2,332 43.1%
EBDITA margin (%) 16.0% 22.0%   18.9% 23.6%  
Other income 93 66 -29.2% 124 152 22.2%
Interest 5 1 -71.7% 9 6 -34.1%
Depreciation 56 58 3.6% 111 114 2.9%
Profit before tax 721 1,113 54.4% 1,634 2,364 44.7%
Extraordinary item - -   - -  
Tax 86 216 152.0% 280 439 56.8%
Profit after tax/(loss) 635 897 41.3% 1,354 1,925 42.1%
Net profit margin (%) 14.8% 17.8%   15.7% 19.5%  
No. of shares (m) 136 136   136 136  
Diluted earnings per share (Rs)*         25.5  
Price to earnings ratio (x)*         27.6  
* Trailing 12-month earnings
What to expect?
At the current price of Rs 706, the stock trades a multiple of 27.6x its trailing twelve month earnings. We will put up a detailed analysis shortly.

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