Godrej Consumer Product Ltd - FY07

CMP: Rs139
Rating: Not rated

Godrej Consumer Product Ltd (GCPL) recorded 36.2% yoy growth in net sales at Rs9.5bn during FY07, driven by 21% yoy growth in toilet soaps at Rs4.8bn and 28.7% yoy grwoth in hair color segment at Rs2.1bn (standalone Rs1.8bn). Toiletries sales increased sharply to Rs2.1bn from Rs818mn in FY06. Operating margins dipped by 130bps to 18.9% due to sharp increase in raw mater ial cost, higher overheads and faster growth in low margin soap segment. EBIT margins in both the soaps and personal care division remained under pressure during the year. Margins in the soaps segment (contributing 51.2% to revenues and 28.8% to profitability) were down by 110bps to 11.3%. While, personal care segment (contributing 48.8% to revenues and 71.2% to profitability) recorded a sharp dip in margins by 780bps to 29.4%. Adjusted net profit after extraordinary items (profit from Snuggy sale - Rs50.7mn, tax adjustments in respect of previous years - Rs48mn) rose by 18.7% yoy to Rs1.4bn translating into an EPS of Rs6.4.

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Vanmala Nagwekar
India Infoline Ltd.


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