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MERCK LTD Announces Quarterly Results (1QFY19); Net Profit Up 63.1%

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MERCK LTD Announces Quarterly Results (1QFY19); Net Profit Up 63.1%
Wed, 8 Aug

MERCK LTD has announced its results for the quarter ended June 2018. Here is a detailed performance review of the same:

MERCK LTD Quarterly Financials

No. of Mths
Qtr. Ending
3
Jun-17*
3
Mar-18*
3
Jun-18*
QoQ ChangeYoY Change
Net SalesRs m2,6573,0122,203-26.9%-17.1%
Other incomeRs m5455585.1%6.8%
TurnoverRs m2,7113,0672,261-26.3%-16.6%
ExpensesRs m2,3802,5951,695-34.7%-28.8%
Gross profitRs m2774825085.5%83.7%
DepreciationRs m648649-42.8%-24.1%
InterestRs m0000.0%0.0%
Profit before taxRs m26645151714.6%94.2%
TaxRs m65224189-15.7%190.3%
Profit after taxRs m20122732844.5%63.1%
Gross profit margin%10.416.023.1
Effective tax rate%24.449.736.5
Net profit margin%7.47.414.5
* 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 17.1% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The expenses were down by 28.8% YoY during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 83.7% YoY during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 23.1% in 1QFY19 as against 10.4% in 1QFY18.
  • Depreciation charges and finance costs declined by 24.1% YoY and 0.0% YoY, respectively.
  • Other income increased by 6.8% YoY during the quarter.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 63.1% YoY. Net profit margins during the quarter increased from 7.4% in 1QFY18 to 14.5% in 1QFY19.
Quarter-on-Quarter Performance:
  • The company's operating income during the quarter fell 26.9% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. The expenses were down by 34.7% QoQ during the same period.
  • The company's operating profit increased by 5.5% QoQ during the quarter. Consequently, operating profit margins witnessed a growth and stood at 23.1% in 1QFY19 as against 16.0% in 4QFY18.
  • Net profit for the quarter increased by 44.5% QoQ, while net profit margins increased from 7.4% in 4QFY18 to 14.5% in 1QFY19.

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

MERCK LTD Share Price Performance

Over the last one year, MERCK LTD share price has moved up from Rs 1,214.9 to Rs 2,975.7, registering a Gain of Rs 1,760.8 or around 144.9%.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE HEALTHCARE Index is trading at Rs 14,561.3 (up 0.1%). Over the last one year it has moved up from 13,706.5 to 14,561.3, a gain of 855 points (up 6.2%).

Overall, the S&P BSE SENSEX is up 0.4% over the year.

Current Valuations

At the current price of Rs 2,975.7, the price to earnings (P/E) ratio of MERCK LTD stands at 50.7 times its trailing twelve months earnings, while its price to book value (P/BV) ratio stands at 7.7 times.

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