Indigo Paints revenue up from Rs.156 Cr. to Rs.223.99 Cr.
Indigo Paints on Friday posted its financial results for the April to June 2022 quarter, with a net profit of Rs 19.91 crore up by 71.49% in the current quarter as against Rs 11.61 crore during the previous quarter YOY. PAT margins increased to 8.87% compared to 7.30% in the first quarter of the previous fiscal year. The sales stood up by 43.56% to Rs 223.99 crore in June 2022 as against Rs 156.02 crore during June 2021. The company clocked a more than 71% jump in profit and its margin improved following price hikes during the three months. The revenue of Indigo Paints’ for June 2022 ended quarter increased over 43 % YOY to Rs 224 crore, compared to Rs Rs 156 crore in the year-ago period.
EBITDA for Q1 FY23 stood at 35.27 crore from Rs. 20.16 crore up by 75% YOY. The margins expanded to 15.75 % against 12.92% when compared to last quarter. The consistent raw material prices improved from 43.61% in March 2022 to 45.19%. It was passed to the consumers in a staggered manner, the raw material cost are stabilised and have started to cool down.
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The company steadily witness higher volume growth in the Emulsions segment which is the largest contributor to overall value sales, and the Premium Emulsion category in particular. The incremental price hikes affected in few selected products which was in line with the industry.
The management believes that its growth in profitability would have been significantly higher had it not indulged in high advertising and promotional spending during the Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The FY22, IPL schedule was split between April and September, whereas in the current year, it was conducted in a single phase in April and May. As they are a significant advertiser in IPL, this has resulted in a higher advertising and promotional spending in June quarter of FY23 than in FY22 by Rs 5 crore.
The firm expects a much sharper increase in profitability parameters in the future quarters with comfortable margins and stabilising input costs. The company added that the strategy of increasing the presence in the Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities is showing early indications of traction and is expected to yield results in the next 2-3 quarters.
EPS for the company is at Rs.19.4. P/E ratio stood at 78.8 times and 5 years P/Efor te company is 90.9 times. EVEBITDA for the company is 45.1 times. However, despite the jump in revenue, profit, and margin, Indigo Paints’ shares failed to cheer Dalal Street investors as the stock ended the session at Rs 1,552, down 2 percent from its previous close on BSE.