Engro Polymer & Chemical witnesses doubled profits by virtue of increased non-core income

October 12, 2018 (MLN): Engro Polymer and Chemical Limited (EPCL)’s nine month consolidated profits for the period ended September 30th 2018 have witnessed an exceptional improvement of Rs.1.9 billion as the profits doubled over the corresponding period of previous year.

According to the PSX announcement on the company’s financial earnings, EPCL’s top-line earnings increased by a quarter on a year-on-year basis, while gross profits increased by 37%.

Although EPCL witnessed significant rise in overall expenses, its non-core income hiked by solid margin (Rs.559.7 million) while finance cost registered a drop of 23%. Therefore, Rs.171.7 million increment in tax provisions did not harm the overall profit growth much as it came up from around Rs.2 billion to Rs.3.9 billion, YoY.

EPCL’s basic and diluted earnings per share have also taken a leap of 86% as they came up from Rs.2.7 per share to Rs.5.03 per share.

Consolidated Profit and Loss Account for the nine months ended September 30th 2018 ('000 Rupees)

 

Sep-18

Sep-17

% Change

Net revenue

                     25,523,707

                     20,389,788

25.18%

Cost of sales

                  (18,723,724)

                  (15,429,700)

21.35%

Gross profit

                       6,799,983

                       4,960,088

37.09%

Distribution and marketing expenses

                        (995,422)

                        (899,534)

10.66%

Administrative expenses

                        (535,516)

                        (385,865)

38.78%

Other operating expenses

                        (470,237)

                        (269,466)

74.51%

Other income

                           620,266

                             60,530

924.72%

Operating profit

                       5,419,074

                       3,465,753

56.36%

Finance cost

                        (451,501)

                        (588,285)

-23.25%

Profit before taxation

                       4,967,573

                       2,877,468

72.64%

Taxation

                     (1,102,137)

                        (930,448)

18.45%

Profit for the period

                       3,865,436

                       1,947,020

98.53%

Earnings per share – basic and diluted(Rupees)

                                  5.03

                                  2.70

86.30%

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Posted on: 2018-10-12T15:39:00+05:00

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