COLGATE Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Up 4.7%

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COLGATE Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Up 4.7%
Wed, 29 May

COLGATE has announced its results for the quarter ended March 2019. Here is a detailed performance review of the same:

COLGATE Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-18*
3
Dec-18*
3
Mar-19*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m10,91710,99411,5384.9%5.7%
Other incomeRs m857912051.1%40.9%
TurnoverRs m11,00111,07311,6575.3%6.0%
ExpensesRs m7,8417,8498,4337.4%7.5%
Gross profitRs m2,9593,1453,068-2.4%3.7%
DepreciationRs m405406394-3.1%-2.8%
InterestRs m00250.0%0.0%
Profit before taxRs m2,6392,8182,769-1.7%4.9%
TaxRs m751897793-11.5%5.6%
Profit after taxRs m1,8881,9211,9762.9%4.7%
Gross profit margin%27.128.626.6
Effective tax rate%28.531.828.6
Net profit margin%17.217.317.0
* Results Consolidated
Interim results exclude extraordinary / exceptional items
Source: Company Reports, Regulatory Filings, Equitymaster


Year-on-Year Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter grew 5.7% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 7.5% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 3.7% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins remained same and stood at 26.6% in 4QFY19.
  • Depreciation charges declined by 2.8% and finance costs increased by 0.0% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 40.9% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 4.7% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter declined from 17.2% in 4QFY18 to 17.0% in 4QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter grew 4.9% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 7.4% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 2.4% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 26.6% in 4QFY19 as against 28.6% in 3QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 2.9% QoQ, while net profit margins declined from 17.3% in 3QFY18 to 17.0% in 4QFY19.

To see how COLGATE has performed over the last eight quarters, please visit here.

COLGATE Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, COLGATE share price has moved up from Rs 1,240.7 to Rs 1,171.7, registering a Loss of Rs 69.1 or around 5.6%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE FMCG Index is trading at Rs 11,683.0 (up 0.3%). Over the last one year it has moved up from 11,238.4 to 11,683.0, a gain of 445 points (up 4.0%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 12.9% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 1,171.7, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of COLGATE stands at 41.1 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 20.9 times.

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