MERCK LTD Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY18); Net Profit Up 53.2%

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MERCK LTD Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY18); Net Profit Up 53.2%
Fri, 20 Jul

MERCK LTD has announced its results for the quarter ended March 2018. Here is a detailed performance review of the same:

MERCK LTD Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-17*
3
Dec-17*
3
Mar-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m2,3693,0413,012-1.0%27.1%
Other incomeRs m6754551.7%-17.8%
TurnoverRs m2,4363,0953,067-0.9%25.9%
ExpensesRs m2,1432,7342,595-5.1%21.1%
Gross profitRs m22630748256.8%112.9%
DepreciationRs m62718621.1%37.2%
InterestRs m0000.0%-100.0%
Profit before taxRs m23129145155.3%95.6%
TaxRs m8218822419.3%172.0%
Profit after taxRs m148103227121.1%53.2%
Gross profit margin%9.610.116.0
Effective tax rate%35.764.649.7
Net profit margin%6.13.37.4
* 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 27.1% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 21.1% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 112.9% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 16.0% in 4QFY18 as against 9.6% in 4QFY17.
  • Depreciation charges and finance costs increased by 37.2% YoY and 100.0% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income declined by 17.8% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 53.2% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 6.1% in 4QFY17 to 7.4% in 4QFY18.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 1.0% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were down by 5.1% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 56.8% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 16.0% in 4QFY18 as against 10.1% in 3QFY17.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 121.1% QoQ, while net profit margins increased from 3.3% in 3QFY17 to 7.4% in 4QFY18.

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

MERCK LTD Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, MERCK LTD share price has moved up from Rs 1,219.9 to Rs 2,272.7, registering a Gain of Rs 1,052.8 or around 86.3%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE HEALTHCARE Index is trading at Rs 13,620.9 (up 0.8%). Over the last one year it has moved down from 14,918.1 to 13,620.9, a gain of -1,297.3 points (down 8.7%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 0.4% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 2,272.7, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of MERCK LTD stands at 44.5 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 5.8 times.

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