APL observes 36% YoY increase in net profits during 1HFY21

January 27, 2021 (MLN): Attock Petroleum Ltd. (APL) revealed its financial result for 1HFY21, where the company posted net profits of Rs 2.14 billion with earnings per share EPS of Rs 21.56, as against the profits of Rs 1.58 billion (EPS: Rs 15.88) reported in the same period of last year, showing a jump of 35.7% YoY.

Along with the result, the company announced an interim cash dividend of Rs 2.50/share i.e. 25% for the six months period ended.

Despite a 22.6% YoY decline in net sales, the company managed to lift its profitability on the back of lower cost of sales which dipped by 24.7% YoY attributable to lower ex-refinery prices across the board. As a result, the gross margins of the company jacked up by 4.5% from 2.2% in 1HFY20.

The other income of the company posted a meager decline of 6% YoY.

On the other hand, Operating expenses continued their upward trajectory, posting a 40% YoY growth. In addition to this, the negative net finance income and increase in impairment losses continued to burden the bottom-line for a period under review.

The effective tax rate of the company came in at 28%, which is 2ppts lower than the APL booked in the corresponding period of last year.

 

Consolidated Financial Results for the half-year ended December 31, 2020 ('000 Rupees)

 

Dec-20

Dec-19

% Change

Sales

 105,595,348

 136,130,849

-22.43%

Sales tax and other govt levies

 (15,625,053)

 (19,875,117)

-21.38%

Net sales

 89,970,295

 116,255,732

-22.61%

Cost of products sold

 (85,210,167)

 (113,228,428)

-24.74%

Gross profit

 4,760,128

 3,027,304

57.24%

Other income

 534,955

 569,495

-6.07%

Net impairment losses on financial assets

 (156,036)

 (125,258)

24.57%

Operating expenses

 (1,797,505)

 (1,281,460)

40.27%

Operating Profit

 3,341,542

 2,190,081

52.58%

Finance income

 691,564

 1,117,224

-38.10%

Finance costs

 (790,761)

 (722,084)

9.51%

Net finance income

 (99,197)

 395,140

Share of loss/profit of associated companies

 (25,105)

 (138,560)

-81.88%

Other charges

 (222,514)

 (177,417)

25.42%

Profit before taxation

 2,994,726

 2,269,244

31.97%

Provision for income tax

 (848,431)

 (688,550)

23.22%

Profit for the period

 2,146,295

 1,580,694

35.78%

Earnings per share – basic and diluted (Rupees)

 21.56

 15.88

35.77%

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Posted on: 2021-01-27T17:21:00+05:00

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