AMBUJA CEMENT Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Up 35.2%

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AMBUJA CEMENT Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Up 35.2%
Thu, 2 May

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

AMBUJA CEMENT Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-18*
3
Dec-18*
3
Mar-19*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m64,59667,28768,3071.5%5.7%
Other incomeRs m8641,2312,626113.3%204.1%
TurnoverRs m65,45968,51870,9333.5%8.4%
ExpensesRs m54,58158,20758,3370.2%6.9%
Gross profitRs m10,0158,0369,97024.1%-0.5%
DepreciationRs m2,8822,9232,796-4.4%-3.0%
InterestRs m442407383-5.8%-13.3%
Profit before taxRs m7,5555,9379,41658.6%24.6%
TaxRs m2,447-7,8072,5092.5%
Profit after taxRs m5,10813,7446,908-49.7%35.2%
Gross profit margin%15.511.914.6
Effective tax rate%32.4-131.526.6
Net profit margin%7.820.19.7
* 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 5.7% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 6.9% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 0.5% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 14.6% in 4QFY19 as against 15.5% in 4QFY18.
  • Depreciation charges declined by 3.0% and finance costs declined by 13.3% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 204.1% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 35.2% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 7.8% in 4QFY18 to 9.7% in 4QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter grew 1.5% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 0.2% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 24.1% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 14.6% in 4QFY19 as against 11.9% in 3QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 49.7% QoQ, while net profit margins declined from 20.1% in 3QFY18 to 9.7% in 4QFY19.

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 245.7 to Rs 221.4, registering a Loss of Rs 24.3 or around 9.9%.

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 10.8% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 221.4, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of AMBUJA CEMENT stands at 14.0 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 2.0 times.

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