ITC Ltd. declared its Q3FY19 result on 23rd January, 2019. The company posted a net profit of Rs. 3209 crore on a revenue of Rs. 11431 Crore.
Even though the revenue grew by 14.86% over Q3 FY18, the net profit grew just by 4%. Operating profit margin came down to 39% from 44% for the comparable quarters.
The company completely missed the street estimates on all three factors: Revenue, PAT and Profit Margin.
A side-by-side camparision of Q3 FY18 and Q3 FY19 numbers show that the expenditure during Q3 FY19 was considerably higer over Q3 FY18 due to
- Cost of materials consumed
- Purchases of stock-in-trade
- Other expenses
EBIDTA for FMCG - Cigarettes also dropped from 70.6% in Q3 FY18 to 70.1% in
EBIDTA for FMCG - Others grew from 1.64% in Q3 FY18 to 2.40% in Q3 FY18.
EPS for Q3FY19 was Rs. 2.62 whereas it was Rs. 2.54 for Q3FY18.
One positive is that the PEG is at 4.5 (as on 1/26/2019) and the P/E ratio stands at 28.49.
Quarterly result Q3FY19
Segmentwise breakup of revenue and Profit Before Tax