- Q2 FY22:
- Revenue of Rs. 3,705.8 million, registering growth of 13.4% YoY
- Operating EBITDA of Rs. 241.8 million, translating to a margin of 6.5%
- PAT stood at Rs. 146.9 million with margins at 4.0%
- EPS (Diluted) stood at Rs. 6.26 per share
- H1 FY22:
- Revenue of Rs. 6,502.0 million, registering growth of 24.5% YoY
- Operating EBITDA of Rs. 352.6 million, translating to a margin of 5.4%
- PAT stood at Rs. 131.0 million with margins at 2.0%
- EPS (Diluted) stood at Rs. 5.58 per share
Commenting on the Q2 & H1 FY22 performance, Mr. Amit Kumat – MD, Prataap Snacks Limited said;
“I am pleased to share that we have delivered growth of 13% in revenues during the quarter. As economic activities have regained momentum, we witnessed healthy recovery across several product categories with sales volumes surpassing pre-Covid levels. Our distribution channels have now normalised as restrictions in most parts of the country have eased considerably, except reopening of primary schools. This has led to a smart recovery in impulse purchases resulting in higher volumes for most of our products. Rings which is primarily consumed by children has witnessed improvement both on a QoQ and YoY basis but is yet to achieve its pre-covid levels.
We have witnessed a sharp rise in input prices and transportation costs which have contributed to cost pressures. Prices of palm oil, which we had indicated in the previous quarter, remain elevated. In addition to this, we are witnessing escalation in other materials such as packaging film and corrugated boxes. Higher sales volume this quarter, improved distribution efficacy on account of tele-calling as well as gains from the progressive implementation of direct distribution have helped to counter the adverse impact on margin.
We have taken several initiatives to grow our topline and strengthen our margins in adverse conditions and we are well placed to benefit from economic recovery. Further, our cost mitigation efforts will ensure sustained benefits even beyond reversal of increased inputs costs. With CAPEX initiatives in place and a strong balance sheet position we are in a healthy position to deliver sustained growth and value addition over the medium to long term”.