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JAGRAN PRAKASHAN Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Up 12.1%
Mon, 3 Jun

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

JAGRAN PRAKASHAN Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-18*
3
Dec-18*
3
Mar-19*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m5,4806,1385,928-3.4%8.2%
Other incomeRs m113158129-18.2%14.2%
TurnoverRs m5,5946,2976,057-3.8%8.3%
ExpensesRs m4,2764,8124,548-5.5%6.4%
Gross profitRs m1,2041,3261,3804.0%14.6%
DepreciationRs m3503313310.0%-5.6%
InterestRs m499183-8.4%69.0%
Profit before taxRs m9181,0631,0953.0%19.3%
TaxRs m2903613928.6%34.9%
Profit after taxRs m6277027030.2%12.1%
Gross profit margin%22.021.623.3
Effective tax rate%31.633.935.8
Net profit margin%11.211.211.6
* 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 8.2% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were up by 6.4% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 14.6% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 23.3% in 4QFY19 as against 22.0% in 4QFY18.
  • Depreciation charges declined by 5.6% and finance costs increased by 69.0% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 14.2% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 12.1% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 11.2% in 4QFY18 to 11.6% in 4QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 3.4% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were down by 5.5% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 4.0% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 23.3% in 4QFY19 as against 21.6% in 3QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 0.2% QoQ, while net profit margins increased from 11.1% in 3QFY18 to 11.6% in 4QFY19.

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

JAGRAN PRAKASHAN Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, JAGRAN PRAKASHAN share price has moved up from Rs 164.3 to Rs 112.8, registering a Loss of Rs 51.5 or around 31.3%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE TECK Index is trading at Rs 7,825.3 (up 0.7%). Over the last one year it has moved up from 6,915.1 to 7,825.3, a gain of 910 points (up 13.2%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 13.3% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 112.8, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of JAGRAN PRAKASHAN stands at 13.7 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 1.6 times.