Agha Steel reports 43% YoY increase in net profits

March 1, 2021 (MLN): Agha Steel Industries has reported net profits of Rs 1 billion, which was 43% higher than the profits of Rs 737.2 million reported in the corresponding period last year.

The earnings per share of the company clocked in at Rs 2.13/sh.

During the period, the net sales of the company increased significantly resulting in a net revenue of Rs. 10,279 million as compared to Rs. 7,042 million in the corresponding period last year with an overall growth of 45.96%

The increase in topline is associated with higher domestic rebar prices and volumetric sales.

However, despite rise in average rebar prices and volumetric sales, the gross margin decreased to 20% during the period from 24% in 1HFY20. This can be attributed to price discounts and higher power cost.

On the cost front, AGHA’s admin cost jumped by 48.3% YoY while its distribution cost went up by 68% YoY. On the flip side, finance costs declined by 45%YoY due to lower interest rates.

Earnings further strengthened due to income earned from other sources which surged significantly by 64.5% YoY during the review period.

Furthermore, the company paid taxes of Rs 202.4 million compared to the tax credit of Rs 168.8 million in the same period last year.

Profit and Loss Account for the half-year ended December 31, 2020 ('000 Rupees)

 

Dec-20

Dec-19

% Change

Turnover -gross

                   12,026,053

                     8,238,973

45.97%

Sales tax

                   (1,747,389)

                   (1,197,115)

45.97%

Turnover-net

                   10,278,664

                     7,041,858

45.97%

Cost of sales

                   (8,200,637)

                   (5,330,917)

53.83%

Gross profit

                     2,078,027

                     1,710,941

21.46%

Administrative expenses

                       (149,841)

                       (101,004)

48.35%

Selling and distribution expenses

                       (184,807)

                       (109,904)

68.15%

Finance Cost

                       (532,912)

                       (971,881)

-45.17%

Operating Profit/loss

                     1,210,467

                         528,152

129.19%

Other expenses

                       (100,642)

                         (50,807)

98.09%

Other income

                         149,817

                           91,071

64.51%

Profit/Loss before taxation

                     1,259,642

                         568,416

121.61%

Taxation-net

                       (202,446)

                         168,858

Profit after taxation

                     1,057,196

                         737,274

43.39%

Earnings per share – basic

                                2.13

1.95

9.23%

Diluted

                              2.130

                                1.66

28.31%

 

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Posted on: 2021-03-01T17:26:00+05:00

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