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COLGATE Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY18); Net Profit Up 32.4%

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COLGATE Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY18); Net Profit Up 32.4%
Wed, 23 May

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

COLGATE Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Mar-17*
3
Dec-17*
3
Mar-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m11,76710,33310,9175.6%-7.2%
Other incomeRs m809085-6.2%5.9%
TurnoverRs m11,84710,42411,0015.5%-7.1%
ExpensesRs m9,3247,5097,8414.4%-15.9%
Gross profitRs m2,4432,8242,9594.8%21.1%
DepreciationRs m3413964052.3%18.6%
InterestRs m0000.00.0
Profit before taxRs m2,1822,5192,6394.8%20.9%
TaxRs m756812751-7.6%-0.7%
Profit after taxRs m1,4261,7071,88810.6%32.4%
Gross profit margin%20.827.327.1
Effective tax rate%34.732.328.5
Net profit margin%12.016.417.2
* 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 7.2% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were down by 15.9% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 21.1% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 27.1% in 4QFY18 as against 20.8% in 4QFY17.
  • Depreciation charges and finance costs increased by 18.6% YoY and 0.0% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 5.9% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 32.4% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 12.0% in 4QFY17 to 17.2% in 4QFY18.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 5.6% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were up by 4.4% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 4.8% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a decline and stood at 27.1% in 4QFY18 as against 27.3% in 3QFY17.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 10.6% QoQ, while net profit margins increased from 13.7% in 3QFY17 to 17.2% in 4QFY18.

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

COLGATE Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, COLGATE share price has moved up from Rs 986.0 to Rs 1,234.6, registering a Gain of Rs 248.6 or around 25.2%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE FMCG Index is trading at Rs 11,154.3 (down 0.7%). Over the last one year it has moved up from 9,823.8 to 11,154.3, a gain of 1,330.5 points (up 13.5%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is down 0.9% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 1,234.6, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of COLGATE stands at 49.9 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 26.4 times.

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