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AMBUJA CEMENT Announces Quarterly Results (1QFY19); Net Profit Down 4.3%

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AMBUJA CEMENT Announces Quarterly Results (1QFY19); Net Profit Down 4.3%
Fri, 27 Jul

AMBUJA CEMENT has announced its results for the quarter ended June 2018. Here is a detailed performance review of the same:

AMBUJA CEMENT Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Jun-17*
3
Mar-18*
3
Jun-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m72,04264,59668,3515.8%-5.1%
Other incomeRs m813864820-5.0%0.9%
TurnoverRs m72,85565,45969,1725.7%-5.1%
ExpensesRs m59,14154,58155,8512.3%-5.6%
Gross profitRs m12,90110,01512,52525.1%-2.9%
DepreciationRs m3,0762,8822,861-0.7%-7.0%
InterestRs m3814424644.9%21.8%
Profit before taxRs m10,2577,55510,02132.6%-2.3%
TaxRs m3,1042,4473,17629.8%2.3%
Profit after taxRs m7,1535,1086,84534.0%-4.3%
Gross profit margin%17.915.518.3
Effective tax rate%30.332.431.7
Net profit margin%9.87.89.9
* 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 5.1% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were down by 5.6% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 2.9% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins remained same and stood at 18.3% in 1QFY19.
  • Depreciation charges and finance costs declined by 7.0% YoY and 21.8% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 0.9% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 4.3% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 9.8% in 1QFY18 to 9.9% in 1QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter grew 5.8% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 2.3% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 25.1% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 18.3% in 1QFY19 as against 15.5% in 4QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 34.0% QoQ, while net profit margins increased from 7.8% in 4QFY18 to 9.9% in 1QFY19.

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

AMBUJA CEMENT Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, AMBUJA CEMENT share price has moved up from Rs 264.4 to Rs 224.5, registering a Loss of Rs 39.9 or around 15.1%.

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 0.8% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 224.5, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of AMBUJA CEMENT stands at 22.1 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 2.3 times.

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