02 November 2018
Q2 FY2019 financial performance
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. (“Company/ ABFRL”), India’s first billion dollar pure-play fashion powerhouse, has reported a stellar performance for Q2 of FY 2018-19 (“FY 19”). EBITDA has soared by 62 per cent and revenue registered an 11 per cent rise (Ind AS and GST adjusted growth rate of 12 per cent).
On H1 basis, the EBITDA has zoomed 56 per cent and revenues have grown 10 per cent (Ind AS and GST adjusted growth rate of 12 per cent) compared to H1 of the FY 2017-18 (“FY 18”).
For the reported quarter, the company’s Profit After Tax (PAT) stood at Rs.43 crore vis-à-vis a loss of Rs.10 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY 18. This was on the wings of an overall improvement in all the business segments.
Business segment highlights
Madura’s business segment consists of Lifestyle brands – Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England, Fast Fashion – Forever 21 and People and other businesses.
Madura recorded a spectacular 52 per cent EBITDA growth at Rs.114 crore in Q2 - FY 19 as against Rs.75 crore in Q2 - FY 18. Revenues rose by 13 per cent to Rs.1,263 crore vis-à-vis, Rs.1,119 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY 18.
Pantaloons continues its growth trajectory despite the festive season moving to Q3 - FY 19.
ABFRL’s outlook for the future is bright. ABFRL has a spread of 2,576 brand stores, approximately 14,000 multi-brand outlets (including 9,500+ trade outlets in Innerwear) and 4,100+ points of sale in department stores across the country.
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Dr. Pragnya RamGroup Executive President, Corporate Communications & CSRAditya Birla Management Corporation Private LimitedAditya Birla Centre, 1st Floor, 'C' WingS.K. Ahire Marg, WorliMumbai 400 030.
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