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Searle’s profitability declines by 18.5% owing to a rise in finance cost

October 29, 2019 (MLN): The Searle Company Limited has announced its financial results for the quarter ended on September 30, 2019.  As per the results, it has posted its net earnings of Rs. 554 million, around 18.53 % lower than the same period of last year owing to a rise in finance cost.

During the period, the sales revenue were up by 13.28%. However, a greater percentage increase in the cost of sales caused gross profits to increase by around 11.74% to Rs 2.3 billion.

The gross margin shrunk marginally by 0.66 per cent points owing to seasonality.

The overall expenses of the company increased: distribution costs by 19% YoY, operating costs by 17.99% YoY and finance cost by 43.8%YoY.

On the other hand, the other income rose by 25.74% to Rs 49 million. The tax expenses increased substantially by 2 times compared to the same period of last year.

Moreover, Searle’s basic and diluted earnings per share have been reported at Rs 2.57 per share while those recorded last year were Rs 3.18 per share.

Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss for the quarter ended September 30th 2019 ('000 Rupees)

 

 

Sep-19

Sep-18

% Change

Revenue

 4,962,130

 4,380,366

13.28%

Cost of sales

 (2,589,484)

 (2,257,030)

14.73%

Gross profit

 2,372,646

 2,123,336

11.74%

Distribution costs

 (1,096,777)

 (921,718)

18.99%

Administrative expenses

 (304,220)

 (280,478)

8.46%

Other operating expenses

 (58,800)

 (49,833)

17.99%

Other income

 49,400

 39,287

25.74%

Profit for operations

 962,249

 910,594

5.67%

Finance cost

 (143,040)

 (99,442)

43.84%

Profit before income tax

 819,209

 811,152

0.99%

Income tax expense

 (264,593)

 (130,378)

102.94%

Profit for the period

 554,616

 680,774

-18.53%

Basic and diluted earnings per share (Rupees)

 2.57

 3.18

-19.18%

 

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Posted on: 2019-10-29T11:14:00+05:00

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