• JULY 29, 2000

Trent profits shored by other income

Although Trent has reported a healthy growth in topline its OPM has been severely hit. In fact operating profits are down almost 30% and margins are down 43%. This maybe attributed to the increased competition from shopping malls.

(Rs m)1QFY001QFY01Change
Sales 103 128 24.7%
Other Income 21 32 51.1%
Expenditure 77 110 42.7%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) 26 18 -29.6%
Operating Profit Margin (%)24.9%14.0% 
Interest 1 0 -83.3%
Depreciation 5 5 7.6%
Profit before Tax41458.3%
Tax 5 4  
Profit after Tax/(Loss) 37 41 12.4%
Net profit margin (%)35.5%32.0% 
No. of Shares (eoy) 13 13  
Diluted Earnings per share*11.112.5 

Trent is trading at a Rs 74 at a multiple of 5.9 on 1QFY01 annualised earnings.

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