Reliance Industries earned a revenue of Rs. 223,113 cr.
During the June 2022 quarter, Reliance Industries posted a consolidated net profit of 17,955 crore, up from 12,273 crore in June 2021, up by 46.3%. The revenue jumped by 54.5% to 223,113 crore from 144,372 crore in Q1 last year. Meanwhile, EBITDA was at 37,997 crore in Q1 FY23 as against 23,368 crore in Q1 FY22 and 31,366 crore in Q4 FY22. The margin improved to 17.3% compared to 16.7% in Q1 FY22 and 15.1% in Q4 FY22.
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This was facilitated by higher contributions from fashion and lifestyle and consumer electronics segment sales. The segment added nearly 792 stores, bringing its total store count to 15,866 stores at the end of Q1FY23. Digital and new commerce increased twofold year on year and now account for 19% of total revenue. The company’s own-brand consumer electronics products portfolio continues to scale up. In Q1 FY23, sales of in-house consumer electronic brands increased by 6.0x year on year. Fashion and lifestyle have experienced strong growth in sales, driven by regional festivities and promotions. The average bill value (ABV) and conversion ratio are at an all-time high in this segment.
With increasing partnerships, Ajio’s online sales platform added nearly 660 brands in the quarter. Ajio Luxe sales rose by 6.0x YoY with the presence of 400 brands and over 38,000 options on the Ajio platform. Its in-house brands contributed 30% of total sales in the category in Q1FY23 vs. 27.0% in Q1FY22. It introduced 14 new in-house brands in Q1FY23. In Q1FY23, urban ladder and pharma retail sales increased 2.0x year on year.The merchant base has increased by 50% YoY and Reliance Retail has ramped up in 2,400 towns.
RIL is a preferred downstream player with a strong growth outlook for consumer-centered businesses, and further value unlocking in digital and retail businesses would add to shareholders’ returns in the coming years. Expecting the 5G network to further skew the telecom market in favour of Jio, Its growth prospects look promising, led by subscriber accumulation post churn and regular tariff surg. The launch of 5G is to be looked forward to. RIL is an ideal pick given its dominant position across business verticals. However, we expect 17% annual growth in EBITDA over FY22-FY25, driven by a 6% CAGR for the cyclical business and a 26% CAGR for the consumer business. The increase in value of energy business will offsets decrease in consumer business.
Jio stands to garner connectivity and IOT revenues along with a significant share of the market. Jio’s growth prospects look promising, led by subscriber additions post churn and regular tariff hikes. The company will include the migration of high-end customers from competitors due to superior user experience and balance from the upgrade to 5G smartphones.
The company has reported an EPS of Rs. 26.54 for the period ended June 30, 2022 as compared to Rs. 19.36 for the period ended June 30, 2021. The ROCE and ROE stood at 9.42% and 8.1%, respectively. The stock is trading at a P/E of 26.9x, which is not expensive, and a 5-year P/E of 17.9x. The EBITDA multiple is 14.6x and has an interest coverage ratio of 7.01x. The price to book ratio is at 2.22x, which has a book value of Rs.1152. The scrip was trading at Rs.2560, down by 2.94% on Thursday.