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UPL Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Down 69.6%

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UPL Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Down 69.6%
Tue, 21 May

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

UPL Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-18*
3
Dec-18*
3
Mar-19*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m56,91049,21085,25073.2%49.8%
Other incomeRs m1,18037048029.7%-59.3%
TurnoverRs m58,09049,58085,73072.9%47.6%
ExpensesRs m42,70039,83072,34081.6%69.4%
Gross profitRs m14,1508,4709,92017.1%-29.9%
DepreciationRs m1,8401,8204,310136.8%134.2%
InterestRs m4,1002,0204,050100.5%-1.2%
Profit before taxRs m9,3905,0002,040-59.2%-78.3%
TaxRs m1,660280-310-210.7%-118.7%
Profit after taxRs m7,7304,7202,350-50.2%-69.6%
Gross profit margin%24.917.211.6
Effective tax rate%17.75.6-15.2
Net profit margin%13.39.52.7
* 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 49.8% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 69.4% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 29.9% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 11.6% in 4QFY19 as against 24.9% in 4QFY18.
  • Depreciation charges increased by 134.2% and finance costs declined by 1.2% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income declined by 59.3% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 69.6% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter declined from 13.3% in 4QFY18 to 2.7% in 4QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter grew 73.2% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 81.6% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 17.1% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 11.6% in 4QFY19 as against 17.2% in 3QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 50.2% QoQ, while net profit margins declined from 9.5% in 3QFY18 to 2.7% in 4QFY19.

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

UPL Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, UPL share price has moved up from Rs 681.7 to Rs 1,035.1, registering a Gain of Rs 353.4 or around 51.8%.

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 13.9% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 1,035.1, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of UPL stands at 31.8 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 5.2 times.

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