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UPL LIMITED Announces Quarterly Results (2QFY19); Net Profit Down 5.3%

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UPL LIMITED Announces Quarterly Results (2QFY19); Net Profit Down 5.3%
Fri, 9 Nov

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

UPL LIMITED Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Sep-17*
3
Jun-18*
3
Sep-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m37,70041,34042,5703.0%12.9%
Other incomeRs m7601,230320-74.0%-57.9%
TurnoverRs m38,46042,57042,8900.8%11.5%
ExpensesRs m30,93033,37034,7004.0%12.2%
Gross profitRs m6,4607,9307,300-7.9%13.0%
DepreciationRs m1,6501,7501,8103.4%9.7%
InterestRs m1,8201,7501,8103.4%-0.5%
Profit before taxRs m3,7505,6604,000-29.3%6.7%
TaxRs m7505201,160123.1%54.7%
Profit after taxRs m3,0005,1402,840-44.7%-5.3%
Gross profit margin%17.119.217.1
Effective tax rate%20.09.229.0
Net profit margin%7.812.16.6
* 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 12.9% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 12.2% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 13.0% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins remained same and stood at 17.1% in 2QFY19.
  • Depreciation charges increased by 9.7% and finance costs declined by 0.5% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income declined by 57.9% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 5.3% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter declined from 7.8% in 2QFY18 to 6.6% in 2QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter grew 3.0% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 4.0% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit declined by 7.9% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 17.1% in 2QFY19 as against 19.2% in 1QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter declined by 44.7% QoQ, while net profit margins declined from 12.1% in 1QFY18 to 6.6% in 2QFY19.

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

UPL LIMITED Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, UPL LIMITED share price has moved up from Rs 746.0 to Rs 741.8, registering a Loss of Rs 4.2 or around 0.6%.

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 5.3% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 741.8, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of UPL LIMITED stands at 16.1 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 4.7 times.

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