NCL’s profits nosedive by 35% owing to absence of exchange gain

February 27, 2020 (MLN): Nishat (Chunian) Limited (NCL) has reported 35.2% YoY decline in its net profits to Rs 2.2 billion for the six months ended on December 2019 against Rs 3.45 billion earned in the same period of last year.

This has translated in to earnings per share which exhibited a decline of 52.4% from Rs 10.60 per share to Rs 5.04 per share.

The decline in NCL’s profits is mainly on the back of substantial decline in Other income (-93%) which was abnormally high in the corresponding period of last year due to one-off gain on sale of subsidiary (entertainment business) and exchange activities.

Moreover, financial charges which rose by Rs 957.8 million further put a limit on company’s profitability.

Besides, Net sales of the company remained subdued as it only recorded a marginal increase. The increase was driven by exports of yarn as the company generate around 60% of its revenue from yarn sales. Whereas, gross margins of the company jumped from 91% to 21% on account of decline in cost of sales by around 2%.

Profit and Loss Statement for the half-year ended December 31st 2019 (Rupees)

 

Dec-19

Dec-18

% Change

Sales

 28,268,942,148

 27,998,262,170

0.97%

Cost of Sales

 (22,373,783,229)

 (22,762,105,670)

-1.71%

Gross Profit

 5,895,158,919

 5,236,156,500

12.59%

Distribution Cost

 (559,053,494)

 (557,926,532)

0.20%

Administrative expenses

 (275,459,042)

 (239,460,657)

15.03%

Other expenses

 (72,807,169)

 (110,926,343)

-34.36%

Other income

 68,829,462

 1,013,377,026

-93.21%

Finance cost

 (2,565,703,173)

 (1,607,868,229)

59.57%

Profit before taxation

 2,490,965,503

 3,733,351,765

-33.28%

Taxation

 (254,663,092)

 (280,623,354)

-9.25%

Profit for the year

 2,236,302,411

 3,452,728,411

-35.23%

Earnings per share – basic and diluted (Rupees)

 5.04

 10.60

-52.45%

 

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Posted on: 2020-02-27T16:04:00+05:00

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