Asian Paints’ Q2FY24 Quarter Results

Asian Paints’ revenue grew 1% YoY
  • 27 Oct 2023
  • Asian Paints reported 8% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decrease in its consolidated revenues for the quarter ended September (Q2FY24). On a year-on-year (YoY) basis, it witnessed a growth of 1%.
  • Its expenses for the quarter were down by 4% QoQ and 6% YoY.
  • The net profit de-grew 22% QoQ and grew 53% YoY.
  • The earnings per share (EPS) of Asian Paints stood at 12.6 during Q2FY24.

Asian Paints’ Financial Statements for Q2FY24:

(Rs crores) Q2FY23 Q1FY24 Q2FY24 QoQ (%) YoY (%)
Total income8,5539,3798,644-8%1%
Total expenses7,4817,3057,022-4%-6%
Profit before tax1,0942,1051,651-22%51%
Profit after tax8041,5751,232-22%53%
Earnings per share8.216.212.6
  • Industrial coatings businesses delivered decent growth.
  • Gross Margin (GM) improved sequentially due to 4% Raw Material deflation.
  • Management is confident about delivering double-digit volume growth in Q3.
  • International business’ performance was constrained by macro-challenges.
  • Management attributed the weakness in Q2 to demand deferment.
  • 6% volume growth and flat value sales in Decorative Business (India).
  • Consistent double-digit volume growth trend on 4 year compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) basis.
  • Sustained strong revenue growth trajectory in Industrial Business.
  • Overall, 1.1% revenue growth for the Coatings Business in India.
  • Soft demand in Home Décor; continued to strengthen our foray with new collections, network and store expansions.
  • International Business supported by robust growth in Middle East; overall constrained by macro - economic challenges in key markets of South Asia and Egypt.
  • Moderating raw material prices coupled with operational efficiencies resulted in improved operating margins:
    Q2FY24 Consolidated profit before depreciation, interest and tax (PBDIT) margin increased by 570 basis points (bps) to 20.3% Q2 FY’24 Standalone PBDIT Margin increased by 650 bps to 21.7%.

The Board of Directors of the company approved a payment of interim dividend of Rs. 5.15 per equity share of the face value of Rs. 1 each for the financial year ending 31st March, 2024. The record date for the purpose of payment of interim dividend is fixed as 3rd November.

Operational, formulation and sourcing efficiencies coupled with moderating raw material prices benefitted the company’s margins in Q2 and resulted in strong profit growth for the quarter. Looking towards the second half of the year, the company remains optimistic about improved demand conditions well supported by the longer festive season and the overall buoyant domestic economic growth..

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