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FDC LTD. Announces Quarterly Results (3QFY19); Net Profit Up 2.5%

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FDC LTD. Announces Quarterly Results (3QFY19); Net Profit Up 2.5%
Fri, 15 Feb

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

FDC LTD. Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Dec-17*
3
Sep-18*
3
Dec-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m2,4882,6812,523-5.9%1.4%
Other incomeRs m122152140-7.8%14.5%
TurnoverRs m2,6102,8332,664-6.0%2.0%
ExpensesRs m1,9652,1511,987-7.6%1.1%
Gross profitRs m5225305371.3%2.8%
DepreciationRs m849075-16.9%-10.9%
InterestRs m4336.8%-4.7%
Profit before taxRs m5575895991.7%7.5%
TaxRs m1301581622.5%23.9%
Profit after taxRs m4274314371.4%2.5%
Gross profit margin%21.019.821.3
Effective tax rate%23.426.827.0
Net profit margin%16.315.216.4
* 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 1.4% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 1.1% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 2.8% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins remained same and stood at 21.3% in 3QFY19.
  • Depreciation charges declined by 10.9% and finance costs declined by 4.7% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 14.5% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 2.5% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 16.3% in 3QFY18 to 16.4% in 3QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 5.9% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were down by 7.6% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 1.3% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 21.3% in 3QFY19 as against 19.8% in 2QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 1.4% QoQ, while net profit margins increased from 15.2% in 2QFY18 to 16.4% in 3QFY19.

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

FDC LTD. Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, FDC LTD. share price has moved up from Rs 286.4 to Rs 153.5, registering a Loss of Rs 132.9 or around 46.4%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE HEALTHCARE Index is trading at Rs 13,424.1 (down 2.3%). Over the last one year it has moved down from 14,349.8 to 13,424.1, a gain of 926 points (down 6.5%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 4.5% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 153.5, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of FDC LTD. stands at 16.1 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 3.2 times.

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