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Colgate: The clean up act!
Oct 31, 2006

Oral care major, Colgate India (Colgate) announced its results for the second quarter and half year ended September 2006. While the topline has grown by 15% YoY, the net profits have fallen 24.9% YoY mainly due to an extraordinary item. The operating margins have expanded 510 basis points. The management has declared Rs 4. 25 per share interim dividend (dividend yield of 1.0%)

(Rs m) 2QFY06 2QFY07 % change 1HFY06 1HFY07 % change
Net sales 2,781 3,200 15.1% 5,364 6,296 17.4%
Expenditure 2,396 2,592 8.2% 4,672 5,287 13.2%
Operating profit (EBDITA) 385 608 57.8% 693 1,009 45.7%
EBDITA margin (%) 13.9% 19.0%   12.9% 16.0%  
Other income 98 182 87.1% 237 330 39.2%
Interest 1 2 69.2% 3 4 41.9%
Depreciation 39 36 -8.7% 65 73 12.1%
Profit before tax 443 753 70.1% 862 1,262 46.4%
Extraordinary item - (588)     (588)  
Tax 134 (67) -150.2% 273 82 -70.1%
Profit after tax/(loss) 309 232 -24.9% 589 592 0.6%
Net profit margin (%) 11.1% 7.2%   11.0% 9.4%  
No. of shares (m) 136.0 136.0   136.0 136.0  
Diluted earnings per share (Rs)*         10.1  
Price to earnings ratio (x)*         41.2  
* Trailing 12-month earnings            

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