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AMBUJA CEMENT Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY18); Net Profit Up 75.2%

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AMBUJA CEMENT Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY18); Net Profit Up 75.2%
Thu, 19 Jul

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

AMBUJA CEMENT Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-17*
3
Dec-17*
3
Mar-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m65,30561,70764,5964.7%-1.1%
Other incomeRs m747941864-8.2%15.6%
TurnoverRs m66,05262,64865,4594.5%-0.9%
ExpensesRs m57,21651,84954,5815.3%-4.6%
Gross profitRs m7,0619,85810,0151.6%41.8%
DepreciationRs m3,1263,0212,882-4.6%-7.8%
InterestRs m619542442-18.4%-28.6%
Profit before taxRs m4,0627,2367,5554.4%86.0%
TaxRs m1,1472,4912,447-1.8%113.3%
Profit after taxRs m2,9154,7455,1087.7%75.2%
Gross profit margin%10.816.015.5
Effective tax rate%28.234.432.4
Net profit margin%4.47.67.8
* 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 1.1% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were down by 4.6% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 41.8% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 15.5% in 4QFY18 as against 10.8% in 4QFY17.
  • Depreciation charges and finance costs declined by 7.8% YoY and 28.6% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 15.6% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 75.2% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 4.4% in 4QFY17 to 7.8% in 4QFY18.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 4.7% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 5.3% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 1.6% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 15.5% in 4QFY18 as against 16.0% in 3QFY17.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 7.7% QoQ, while net profit margins same from 7.6% in 3QFY17 to 7.8% in 4QFY18.

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 264.1 to Rs 193.3, registering a Loss of Rs -70.9 or around 26.8%.

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is down 0.1% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 193.3, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of AMBUJA CEMENT stands at 18.7 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 2.0 times.

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