Shahtaj Textile’s net profits up by 21% in 1HFY20

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February 25, 2020 (MLN): Shahtaj Textile Mills Limited (STJT) has announced its financial results today for the half-year ended  December 31, 2019, as per results, it has posted its earnings of Rs 63 million. I.e. 21% higher than the net profit of Rs 520 million of the corresponding period of last year.

As per the financial statement of the company, the cost of sales went up by 4.58%, but more than an increase in net sales (up by 7.59%) made the gross profits increased to Rs. 235 million, up by 45.46% YoY.

On the cost front, the distribution cost, administrative expenses jumped by 18.63% YoY and 13.11% YoY respectively whereas other operating expenses soared by 3.72 times YoY which restricted the company’s bottom line.

Moreover, an increase in finance cost by 22.6% YoY, from Rs 38 million to Rs 46 million owing to higher borrowings with higher interest rates, keeping the profitability of the company in check.

During the period under review, the other income of the company showed a massive decline of 99% YoY to stand at Rs 150 thousand.

STJT’s basic and diluted earnings per share have been reported at Rs 6.57 per share while those recorded last year were Rs 5.44 per share.

 

Profit and Loss Account for the Half Ended December 31 2019 (Rupees)  

 

Dec-19

Dec-18

% Change

Sales – net

 2,369,462,270

 2,202,338,961

7.59%

Cost of goods sold

 (2,133,858,211)

 (2,040,364,691)

4.58%

Gross profit

 235,604,059

 161,974,270

45.46%

Distribution cost

 (36,473,734)

 (30,745,300)

18.63%

Administrative expenses

 (52,684,895)

 (46,578,778)

13.11%

Other operating expenses

 (18,421,208)

 (4,948,805)

272.24%

Finance cost

 (46,730,150)

 (38,122,898)

22.58%

 

 (154,309,987)

 (120,395,781)

28.17%

Other income

 150,759

 25,194,523

-99.40%

Profit before taxation

 81,444,831

 66,773,012

21.97%

Taxation

 (18,006,333)

 (14,264,694)

26.23%

Profit after taxation

 63,438,498

 52,508,318

20.82%

Earnings per share – basic and diluted

 6.57

 5.44

20.77%

 

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Posted on: 2020-02-25T14:01:00+05:00

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