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FDC LTD. Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Up 6.8%

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FDC LTD. Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Up 6.8%
Thu, 30 May

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

FDC LTD. Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-18*
3
Dec-18*
3
Mar-19*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m2,7142,5232,6986.9%-0.6%
Other incomeRs m2521401410.6%-44.2%
TurnoverRs m2,9662,6642,8396.6%-4.3%
ExpensesRs m2,4121,9872,27114.3%-5.9%
Gross profitRs m302537388-27.8%28.2%
DepreciationRs m8475795.2%-6.3%
InterestRs m4342.9%-7.1%
Profit before taxRs m467599446-25.5%-4.4%
TaxRs m152162110-32.1%-27.8%
Profit after taxRs m315437337-23.0%6.8%
Gross profit margin%11.121.314.4
Effective tax rate%32.527.024.6
Net profit margin%10.616.411.9
* 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 0.6% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were down by 5.9% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 28.2% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 14.4% in 4QFY19 as against 11.1% in 4QFY18.
  • Depreciation charges declined by 6.3% and finance costs declined by 7.1% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income declined by 44.2% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 6.8% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 10.6% in 4QFY18 to 11.9% in 4QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter grew 6.9% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 14.3% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 27.8% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 14.4% in 4QFY19 as against 21.3% in 3QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 23.0% QoQ, while net profit margins declined from 16.4% in 3QFY18 to 11.9% in 4QFY19.

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 241.8 to Rs 197.8, registering a Loss of Rs 44.0 or around 18.2%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE HEALTHCARE Index is trading at Rs 13,339.1 (up 0.2%). Over the last one year it has moved up from 13,111.9 to 13,339.1, a gain of 227 points (up 1.7%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 13.6% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 197.8, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of FDC LTD. stands at 20.1 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 2.7 times.

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