June 30, 2020: Asian Granito India Limited (AGIL), manufacturer of one of India’s leading tiles brand has reported good financial performance for the fourth quarter and year ended March 2020 amidst the challenging economic and business scenario prevailing across the World. On account of 151 bps improvement in margin along with lower Interest, Depreciation and tax rate AGIL has reported 29% rise in net profit at Rs.7.1 crores for the quarter ended March 2020 as against net profit of Rs.5.5 crores in the corresponding period of previous fiscal.
Asian Granito India Ltd reported lower sales during the quarter which was on account of lockdown which resulted closure of our plants across Gujarat and logistic which negatively impacted our revenue. Net sales for the quarter ended March 2020 at Rs. 257.7crores which was lower by 30% over previous fiscal’s same period net sales of Rs. 369.2 crores. EBITDA for the quarter ended March 2020 was reported at Rs. 20.7 crores (EBITDA Margin at 8.0%) as compared to Rs. 24.1 crores ((EBITDA Margin at 6.5%). Net Profit for the Q4FY20 stood at Rs. 7.1crores (PAT Margin 2.8%) as compared to net profit of Rs.5.5 crores (PAT Margin 1.5%), growth of 29%. The Earning EPS was at Rs. 2.36 per share for Q4FY20.
Commenting on the results and performance, Mr. Kamlesh Patel, Chairman and Managing Director said, "We are satisfied with the company's operational and financial performance for Q4 and FY20. Key measures for improving operational and cost efficiency focus on premium tiles products i.e. Quartz and Marbles, building on retail presence and exports have contributed to the positive results. We anticipate temporary hiccups for the industry due to COVID 19, however, we are confident that with the focused strategy company will be able to bounce back on its growth path and shall achieve new heights. Company has started operations at plant and offices and we aim to achieve optimum capacity very soon."
Mr. Patel said, "AGIL has launched "ATMANIRBHAR PROGRAM' to drive retail and secondary sales aimed at reducing marketing cost and increase profitability while generating employment opportunities for creating vocal for local in current slowdown period. Pilot project is launched in Gujarat and company aims to launch this pan India in the coming time.
On exports and pricing environment during the quarter, Mr. Patel added. “We have witnessed good traction in overseas markets and our export business stands at around 15.5% of total revenues in Q4FY20 vs. 10.9% in the same quarter FY2019. We have witnessed a considerable jump in the export business in FY20 and expect to maintain in the coming years. Average price realization for exports has been stable during the quarter. Our overall capacity utilization for the quarter is at 83%.”
Annual Results Highlights:-
Asian Granito India Ltd reported Net sales for the year ended March 2020 at Rs. 1224.5 crores which was higher by 3% over previous fiscal’s same period net sales of Rs. 1186.7 crores. EBITDA for the year ended March 2020 was reported at Rs. 117.7crores (EBITDA Margin at 9.6%) as compared to Rs. 86.5 crores ((EBITDA Margin at 7.3%) in the corresponding period last year, growth of 36%. Net Profit for the FY20 stood at Rs. 42crores (PAT Margin 3.4%) as compared to net profit of Rs. 20.6 crores (PAT Margin 1.7%), growth of 104%. The Earning EPS was at Rs.13.96 per share for FY20.
Company is also looking to engage with global players with an objective to make India a global manufacturing hub for tiles and sanitary ware and aims to provide end-to-end solutions including quality assurance, packaging, efficient supply chain management, and adherence to stringent compliance and ethical norms. In-line with this strategy, AGL has recently started catering to demand from Siam Cement Group (SCG), one of the largest cement and building material companies in Thailand and Southeast Asia. SCG has presence in 21 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Sri Lanka and others.
Company offers widest range of products including, ceramic floor, digital wall, vitrified, parking, porcelain, glazed vitrified, outdoor, natural marble, composite marble & Quartz, etc. Further to leverage the synergies, the company has entered in sanitary ware and recently, the company had launched the CP Fittings and Faucets division to provide 'Complete Bathroom Solutions' under brand AGL. Company has set a target to increase its touchpoints to over 10,000, expand the network of exclusive showrooms to 500 and achieve revenue target of Rs. 2,000 crores in the next two to three years.
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