October 28, 2021 (MLN): Agha Steel Industries (PSX: AGHA) announced its financial statement for the first quarter of FY22, as per which the company posted a net profit of Rs558.3 million, up by 9.6% than the profit of Rs509.38mn reported in the same period last year (SPLY).
The earnings per share of the company clocked in at Rs 0.97 per share. The increase in profitability is primarily attributable to the better retention prices amid higher volumes and a decline in admin cost.
During the period, the sales of the company increased by 22% YoY to clock in at Rs6.15 billion.
On the back of the significant increase in topline, the gross margin of the company improved to 23% in 1QFY21from 22% in the SPLY.
On the cost front, AGHA’s admin cost dropped by 17.25% YoY while its distribution cost went up by 48% YoY.
The finance cost of the company surged by 66.63% YoY to stand at Rs450.32mn, compared to Rs270.25mn in 1QFY20.
The increase in finance cost is owing to the increase in debt levels of the company, as per the report by Foundation Securities Stated.
Furthermore, the company paid Rs190.72mn in terms of taxation, higher than 27.5% YoY taxes paid in the SPLY.
Condensed Interim Profit or Loss Account for the Quarter Ended September 30th, 2021 (Rupees)
Cost of sales
Selling and distribution cost
Profit before taxation
Net profit for the year
Basic and diluted earnings per share
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