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AMBUJA CEMENT Announces Quarterly Results (2QFY19); Net Profit Up 11.9%

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AMBUJA CEMENT Announces Quarterly Results (2QFY19); Net Profit Up 11.9%
Thu, 25 Oct

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

AMBUJA CEMENT Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Sep-17*
3
Jun-18*
3
Sep-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m53,76968,35160,176-12.0%11.9%
Other incomeRs m725820800-2.5%10.2%
TurnoverRs m54,49469,17260,975-11.8%11.9%
ExpensesRs m46,04155,85152,137-6.7%13.2%
Gross profitRs m7,76112,5258,039-35.8%3.6%
DepreciationRs m2,9712,8612,8740.5%-3.3%
InterestRs m516464392-15.6%-24.0%
Profit before taxRs m5,00010,0215,573-44.4%11.5%
TaxRs m1,4873,1761,643-48.3%10.5%
Profit after taxRs m3,5136,8453,930-42.6%11.9%
Gross profit margin%14.418.313.4
Effective tax rate%29.731.729.5
Net profit margin%6.49.96.4
* 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 11.9% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 13.2% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 3.6% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 13.4% in 2QFY19 as against 14.4% in 2QFY18.
  • Depreciation charges and finance costs declined by 3.3% YoY and 24.0% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 10.2% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 11.9% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter declined from 6.4% in 2QFY18 to 6.4% in 2QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 12.0% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were down by 6.7% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 35.8% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 13.4% in 2QFY19 as against 18.3% in 1QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 42.6% QoQ, while net profit margins declined from 9.9% in 1QFY18 to 6.4% in 2QFY19.

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 281.6 to Rs 192.3, registering a Loss of Rs 89.3 or around 31.7%.

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 3.3% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 192.3, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of AMBUJA CEMENT stands at 18.5 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 2.0 times.

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