COLGATE Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY20); Net Profit Up 3.3%

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COLGATE Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY20); Net Profit Up 3.3%
Wed, 27 May

COLGATE has announced its results for the quarter ended March 2020. Here is a detailed performance review of the same:

COLGATE Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-19*
3
Dec-19*
3
Mar-20*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m11,53811,47210,713-6.6%-7.1%
Other incomeRs m12058196238.6%64.4%
TurnoverRs m11,65711,53010,909-5.4%-6.4%
ExpensesRs m8,4338,3118,084-2.7%-4.1%
Gross profitRs m3,0683,1612,629-16.8%-14.3%
DepreciationRs m394515462-10.3%17.3%
InterestRs m252920-32.2%-20.8%
Profit before taxRs m2,7692,6742,344-12.4%-15.4%
TaxRs m793683302-55.8%-61.9%
Profit after taxRs m1,9761,9912,0422.5%3.3%
Gross profit margin%26.627.624.5
Effective tax rate%28.625.612.9
Net profit margin%17.017.318.7
* 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 fell 7.1% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were down by 4.1% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 14.3% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 24.5% in 4QFY20 as against 26.6% in 4QFY19.
  • Depreciation charges increased by 17.3% and finance costs declined by 20.8% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 64.4% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 3.3% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 17.0% in 4QFY19 to 18.7% in 4QFY20.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 6.6% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were down by 2.7% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 16.8% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 24.5% in 4QFY20 as against 27.6% in 3QFY19.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 2.5% QoQ, while net profit margins increased from 17.3% in 3QFY19 to 18.7% in 4QFY20.

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

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COLGATE Share Price Performance

Over the last one year,COLGATE share price has moved up from Rs 1,181.8 to Rs 1,271.0, registering a Gain of Rs 89.3 or around 7.6%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE FMCG Index is trading at Rs 10,402.2 (down 0.4%). Over the last one year it has moved down from 11,644.3 to 10,402.2, a loss of 1,242 points (down 10.7%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is down 22.2% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 1,271.0, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of COLGATE stands at 42.3 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 23.9 times.

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