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IDEA CELLULAR Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY18); Net Profit Down 343.4%

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IDEA CELLULAR Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY18); Net Profit Down 343.4%
Fri, 20 Jul

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

IDEA CELLULAR Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-17*
3
Dec-17*
3
Mar-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m81,26165,09661,373-5.7%-24.5%
Other incomeRs m6844202,504496.2%266.1%
TurnoverRs m81,94565,51663,877-2.5%-22.0%
ExpensesRs m59,29652,86246,902-11.3%-20.9%
Gross profitRs m21,96552,75846,721-11.4%112.7%
DepreciationRs m19,88521,41520,854-2.6%4.9%
InterestRs m10,81611,91012,2462.8%13.2%
Profit before taxRs m-8,05219,85316,125-18.8%
TaxRs m-3,7927,0085,758-17.8%
Profit after taxRs m-4,26012,84510,367-19.3%
Gross profit margin%27.081.076.1
Effective tax rate%47.135.335.7
Net profit margin%-5.219.616.2
* 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 24.5% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were down by 20.9% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 112.7% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 76.1% in 4QFY18 as against 27.0% in 4QFY17.
  • Depreciation charges and finance costs increased by 4.9% YoY and 13.2% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 266.1% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 343.4% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from -5.2% in 4QFY17 to 16.2% in 4QFY18.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 5.7% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were down by 11.3% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 11.4% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 76.1% in 4QFY18 as against 81.0% in 3QFY17.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 19.3% QoQ, while net profit margins declined from 19.6% in 3QFY17 to 16.2% in 4QFY18.

To see how IDEA CELLULAR has performed over the last eight quarters, please visit here.

IDEA CELLULAR Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, IDEA CELLULAR share price has moved up from Rs 94.9 to Rs 50.5, registering a Loss of Rs -44.4 or around 46.8%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE TECK Index is trading at Rs 7,346.6 (up 1.2%). Over the last one year it has moved up from 5,776.2 to 7,346.6, a gain of 1,570.4 points (up 27.2%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 0.2% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 50.5, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of IDEA CELLULAR stands at 77.8 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 0.7 times.

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