Gul Ahmed Textile reports two-fold increase in first quarter profits

October 27, 2020 (MLN): Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited (GATM) has posted a two-fold increase in net profits to Rs 697 million with earnings per share at Rs 1.63 per share for the three months ended on September 30, 2020 against net profits of Rs 346 million (EPS: Rs 0.81) of the corresponding period last year.

More than 100% increase in profits was mainly attributable to the strong demand and rise in export orders as the company witnessed revenue of Rs 20.32 billion against Rs 14 billion in the same period last year, recording a growth of 36% YoY. However, gross margin has been squeezed from 21% to 18% in 1QFY21 owing to a higher cost of sales (up by 40.6% YoY).

On the cost side, the total Operating cost of the company declined by 9% YoY to Rs 1.976 billion in 1QFY21.

During the period, finance cost rose by 56%YoY to Rs 591 million on account of higher working capital requirements.

Consolidated Profit and Loss statement for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 ('000 Rupees)

 

Sep-20

Sep-19

% Change

Sales-net

 20,322,550

 14,931,102

36.11%

Cost of sales

 (16,626,029)

 (11,824,125)

40.61%

Gross profit

 3,696,521

 3,106,977

18.97%

Distribution costs

 (1,112,460)

 (1,126,251)

-1.22%

Administrative cost

 (754,989)

 (984,148)

-23.29%

Other operating cost

 (109,509)

 (58,634)

86.77%

Total Operating cost

 (1,976,958)

 (2,169,033)

-8.86%

 

 1,719,563

 937,944

83.33%

Other income

 (188,144)

 (47,410)

296.84%

Operating profit

 1,531,419

 890,534

71.97%

Finance costs

 (591,302)

 (378,491)

56.23%

Profit before income tax

 940,117

 512,043

83.60%

Income tax

 (242,959)

 (165,153)

47.11%

Profit after income tax

 697,158

 346,890

100.97%

Earnings per share – basic and diluted (Rupees)

 1.63

 0.81

101.23%

 

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Posted on: 2020-10-27T10:28:00+05:00

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