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JLL's net profit stands at Rs 27.06 crore, up by 26 per cent

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JLL's net profit stands at Rs 27.06 crore, up by 26 per cent

Jyothy Laboratories Ltd (JLL) today announced its Q4FY15 results for the period ended March 31, 2015.

The Net Sales for the quarter stood at Rs 396.12 crore as against Rs 355.94 crore; reporting a rise of 11.3 per cent. Net Profit for the same period was recorded at Rs 27.06 crore up 26.1 per cent, as against Rs 21.45 crore in Q4FY14.

The EBIDTA margin for the quarter was at 13.2 per cent as against 8.4 per cent reported in Q4FY14 and EPS rose to Rs 1.49 as against Rs. 1.19 in the same period of last fiscal.

For the full year ended, Net Sales stood at Rs 1505.29 crore as against Rs. 1318.39 crore in FY14, reporting a jump of 14.2 per cent. Net profit for the year rose to Rs 121.12 crore, up 48.7 per cent as against Rs 81.43 crore.

EBIDTA margin for the year was recorded at 12.7 per cent as against 11.9 per cent in FY14 while EPS stood at Rs 6.69 as against Rs 4.77 in FY14.

The Board of Directors has recommended a dividend of Rs 4 per equity share of Re 1 each for the year ended March 31, 2015.

In the Soaps and Detergent segment that includes Ujala, Henko, Exo, Pril, Margo, Mr White and Chek, revenues for the quarter stood at Rs 262.10 crore, up 11.2 per cent compared to Rs 235.63 crore in Q4FY14. The Segment results for the same period stood at Rs 42.16 crore over Rs 30.13 crore reporting a rise of 39.9 per cent.

Revenues for FY15 stood at Rs 1117.94 crore, up 15.3 per cent compared to Rs 969.75 crore in FY14. The Segment results for the same period were recorded at Rs 147.71 crore as against Rs 148.73 crore, reporting a fall of 1 per cent.

In the Home Care segment that includes mosquito repellant Maxo and Exo scrubber, revenues for the quarter ended 31st March 2015 stood at Rs 119.79 crore up 11.8 per cent as against Rs 107.13 crore. The segment results for the same period were recorded at Rs -0.76 crore, up 55.8 per cent over Rs -1.73 crore in FY14.

Revenues for FY15 stood at Rs 332.30 crore, up 10.9 per cent as against Rs 299.71 crore in FY14. Segment results for the same period stood at Rs 8.22 crore over Rs 7.68 crore reporting a rise of 7.1 per cent.

Commenting on the results, M P Ramachandran, Chairman & Managing Director, Jyothy Laboratories Ltd, said, “FY15 has been an exciting year for us. Our numbers for the year have been very satisfactory backed by significant brand launches and improvement in market share across categories. Our brand portfolio saw a considerable boost with the launch of first of its kind Henko LINTelligent. Contributory factors like planned marketing and advertising spends have also helped augment our power brands portfolio. The softening of crude oil prices has led to an increase in operating margins and helped tame inflationary pressures. JLL’s overall performance has been above industry average and we hope to sustain the momentum for FY16.”


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