• OCTOBER 31, 2000

Rhone Poulenc net up 34%

Rhone Poulenc has declared impressive results with a 34% growth in net profit on the back of a 14.4% rise in the sales. The operating margins have increased by almost 300 basis points in the current quarter vis–a–vis the corresponding quarter of the last year.

(Rs m)2QFQ002QFY01Change
Sales 609 697 14.4%
Other Income 20 27 35.9%
Expenditure 520 575 10.5%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) 89 122  
Operating Profit Margin (%)14.6%17.5% 
Interest 2 0 -93.3%
Depreciation 7 6 -5.9%
Profit before Tax 100 142 41.9%
Other Adjustments   
Tax 33 52  
Profit after Tax/(Loss) 67 90 34.2%
Net profit margin (%)11.1%13.0% 
Earnings per share*59.8280.27 

The stock quotes at Rs 722 which implies an earnings multiple of less than 10 times FY01 annualised earnings.

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