Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail reports 6 fold increase in comparable net income in Q1 FY20

06 August, 2019

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail announces Q1 FY20 results

In Rs. Cr. Q1 FY19 Q1 FY20
(Comp.)
Growth Q1 FY20
(Ind AS Adj.)
Revenue 1914 2065 8% 2065
EBITDA 122 156 28% 332
PAT 6 39 602% 22

Q1 FY 20 Financial Performance

The Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting today have approved the results for the quarter ended 30th June 2019. The financials were reported post implementation of Ind AS 116.

The Company reported a steady increase in revenue of 8 per cent from Rs.1914 Cr. to Rs.2065 Cr. EBITDA grew strongly by 28 per cent, from Rs.122 Cr. last year to Rs.156 Cr. this year, on a comparable basis. Reported EBITDA (post Ind AS 116) for the quarter was Rs.332 Cr. Profit After Tax (PAT) for the quarter on a comparable basis was 602 per cent higher at Rs.39 Cr. (post Ind AS 116 Rs.22 Cr.) vs Rs.6 Cr. last year.

Strategic Update post quarter closure

The Company closed two strategic investments in branded ethnic wear business, thereby foraying into the largest and amongst the fastest growing segments in Indian apparel industry.  The Company acquired 100 per cent stake in Indian crafts based ethnic wear brand ‘Jaypore’ and plans to scale up the predominantly online business through the offline route. The Company also forged strategic partnership with celebrity designers ‘Shantanu & Nikhil’ through acquisition of 51 per cent stake in the business and endeavors to grow the existing couture business, along with starting a pret line to make the brand accessible to wider set of consumers.

Business Segment Highlights

Madura Segment:

Madura business segment consists of Lifestyle brands – Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England, Fast Fashion brands – Forever 21 and People and Other businesses that include Global brands and Innerwear.

Madura segment recorded 10 per cent growth in revenue in Q1 as compared to the same period last year (Rs.1210 Cr. vs. Rs.1104 Cr.) EBITDA improved by 110 bps (comparable basis) due to all-round improvement in profitability across segments.

  • Lifestyle brands witnessed a 22 per cent increase in comparable EBITDA at Rs.94 Cr. vs Rs.77 Cr. in FY19. The reported EBITDA (post Ind AS 116) of the segment was Rs.174 Cr. The revenues for the period grew by 6 per cent from Rs.945 Cr. in Q1 last year to Rs.1006 Cr. in Q1 this year amidst difficult market conditions.
  • Fast Fashion segment continues to undergo a business model correction. The segment witnessed a 10 per cent decline in revenue from Rs.88 Cr. in Q1 FY19 to Rs.80 Cr. in Q1 FY20. The EBITDA loss on a comparable basis was Rs.9 Cr. vs Rs.6 Cr. in Q1 FY19.
  • Other Businesses grew aggressively with both sub-segments viz. Innerwear and Global brands posting excellent growth. The segment recorded a strong growth of 76 per cent in revenue, growing from Rs.71 Cr. in Q1 FY 19 to Rs.125 Cr. in Q1 FY20. Comparable EBITDA loss at Rs.22 Cr. was lower than last year:
    • Innerwear business continues to scale at a rapid pace expanding its footprint and now touches approximately 16,000 outlets across the country.
    • Global brands business exhibited robust growth due to the rapid ramp-up of mono brands, along with consistent performance of The Collective.

Pantaloons Segment:

Pantaloons continues to march ahead both in terms of sales growth and consistent improvement in profitability. Pantaloons segment reported revenue of Rs.890 Cr. for the quarter as against Rs.813 Cr. in Q1 FY19; a 9.5 per cent growth on year on year basis. EBITDA for the segment stood at Rs.87 Cr. (post Ind AS 116 – Rs.164 Cr.) vis-à-vis Rs.78 Cr. in Q1 FY19.

Outlook

With strong brands, diversified portfolio, resilience business model and exceptional execution capabilities, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. remains optimistic about its growth and profitability outlook for future.

About Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited is India’s largest pure-play fashion and lifestyle company with a strong bouquet of leading fashion brands and retail formats. The Company has a network of 2,800 stores, presence across approximately 19,800 multi-brand outlets with 5,200+ point of sales in department stores across India.

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