Unilever posts 76% YoY rise in EPS to Rs228.36/sh

April 29, 2021 (MLN): Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited (UPFL) has announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 wherein the company reported a whopping growth of 76% YoY in its net profits, standing at Rs 1.45 billion as compared to the same period last year.

This has translated into earnings per share which increased by 76% to Rs 228.36 against Rs 129.83 reported in the same period last year driven by growth, margin improvement and tax credits pertaining to capital expenditure.

In view of the financial results for 1QCY21, the Directors have recommended a first cash dividend of Rs 281 i.e. (2280%) per ordinary share of Rs 10 each.

During the period under review, the company’s sales grew by 29.6% on the back of strong fundamentals i.e brand equity, wider reach and effective spending on advertisement and promotion. The growth was broad-based with both retail business and Food Solutions delivering strong results as a result of easing lockdowns.

The gross margin of the company increased by 4.84% to 45.66% versus the same period last year, through a combination of pricing, better cost absorption and a rigorous savings agenda.

Going forward, despite a tough economic and operating environment amid the third wave of Covid-19 that has hit the country hard again, the management remains committed to navigating the situation by leveraging its access to Unilever's global expertise, honing the understanding of its consumers, on-going innovation endeavours and by consistently offering an exemplary customer service.

The launch of Hellman's mayonnaise is yet another manifestation of the company's focus on innovation and consumers.

Unilever is confident that its dedicated and focused efforts will enable it to meet the ever-evolving needs of its consumers and in delivering sustained profitable growth benefiting all stakeholders.

Financial Results for the 1st Quarter ended March 31, 2021 ('000 Rupees)

 

Mar-21

Mar-20

% Change

Sales

 5,040,194

 3,888,064

29.63%

Cost of Sales

 (2,738,940)

 (2,301,159)

19.02%

Gross profit

 2,301,254

 1,586,905

45.02%

Distribution, admin & other operating expenses

 (822,088)

 (688,407)

19.42%

Other incomes

 51,754

 50,360

2.77%

Profit from Operations

 1,530,920

 948,858

61.34%

Finance cost

 (4,932)

 (12,183)

-59.52%

Profit before taxation

 1,525,988

 936,675

62.92%

Taxation

 (71,339)

 (109,687)

-34.96%

Profit after tax

 1,454,649

 826,988

75.90%

EPS – basic and diluted (Rupees)

 228.36

 129.83

75.89%

 

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Posted on: 2021-04-29T10:42:00+05:00

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