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Muthoot Finance’s net profit at Rs. 802 Cr.

Muthoot Finance's net profit at Rs. 802 Cr.

Muthoot Finance’s net profit at Rs. 802 Cr. in June 2022, down from Rs. 960 in March 2022.

Muthoot Finance’s net profit was down by 17.4% to Rs 802.01 crore in June 2022, on a 7.6% increase in total income to Rs 2,509.27 crore in Q1 FY23 over Q1 FY22. The net profit and total income in Q1 FY23 decreased 16.48% and 6.31%, respectively, QoQ. The NBFC’s consolidated net profit was down by 15.7% to Rs 824.96 crore on a 5.4% decline in total income to Rs 2,804.32 crore in Q1 FY23 compared to Q1 FY22.

The consolidated profit before tax stood at Rs 1,111.95 crore in the first quarter, down 15.1% from Rs 1,309.85 crore recorded in June 2021. The consolidated loan AUM stood at Rs 63,444 crore in Q1 FY23, increasing 9% from Rs 58,135 crore in Q1 FY22 but down 2% QOQ from Rs 64,494 crore in Q4 FY22. The interest income on average loan assets is at 20.6%, down by 211 bps from the previous quarter. The total number of loan accounts is around 80,90,132, with active customers of around 51,73,166. The average gold loan per branch was 12.167 Cr., compared to 12.461 Cr. from the previous quarter.

The RBI has to approve 150 new branches in India.

Muthoot Finance continued to deliver a stellar performance in the gold loan space, though there is a dip in loan assets during the period; they have achieved a YoY increase of 9% in loan assets at Rs 63,444 crore. The high-frequency indicators suggest a recovery in economic activity with strong urban demand, though rural demand is still stimulating. The management is optimistic about the stable demand conditions for gold loans attached to the huge untapped market opportunity in the gold loan segment. The RBI’s approval for the opening of 150 new branches, combined with recent digital initiatives and the gold loan@home service, will allow them to further expand and increase their customer base.

The very low-interest rate loans have resulted in lower yields during Q1 FY23. The launching of teaser loans was a strategic move taken in Q3 FY22 and enabled them to attract new valuable customers. Certainly, these customers will come back to Muthoot to avail of the high-quality service they offer. An uptrend can be witness in disbursement with 12700 Cr. and efficiency in collection with Rs. 13,200 Cr. in June 2022 when compared to 11200 Cr in disbursement and 10,000 Cr. in the collection from March 2022.

Valuations:

India’s largest gold loan-focused NBFC’s shares was trading at Rs.1041 down by 12.37% on Tuesday. The company’s EPS is Rs. 94.3. The Price to book value is 2.26 times and ROA is at 5.90%. The ROE and ROCE are at 23.6% and 14.2%. The return on average loan assets at 7.24% compared to 7.99% in March 2022. The NIM has also decreased to 13.04% from 14.24 in March 2022. The loan book is believe to grow at a CAGR of 14.5%. As the asset quality management is improved with dominant presence and capital sufficiency, we are bullish on Muthoot Finance.

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