Aditya Birla Capital reports results for the quarter ended 31 December 2018

05 February, 2019

Financial Results
(Rupees in crores)
Quarter 3
2017-18 2018-19  
Revenue1 3,257 4,119   26%
Profit before tax (pre-minority interest) 337 448  
Net Profit (after minority interest) 145 206   42%

Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL) announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended 31 December 2018.

In a challenging market environment, the revenue1 of the company grew 26 per cent year-on-year to Rs.4,119 crore. The company's net profit (after minority interest) reflected a significant growth of 42 per cent year-on-year to Rs.206 crore, largely driven by profit growth in NBFC, Housing Finance and Asset Management businesses.

The performance highlights of the key underlying businesses of Aditya Birla Capital Limited were:

Lending

  • Lending book (including Housing) grew 29 per cent year-on-year to Rs.60,129 crore vs. Rs.46,522 crore in the previous year
  • Overall lending book is backed by well-matched asset and liability mix and adequate liquidity pipeline to meet growth requirement
  • Raised about Rs.9,000 crore of long-term funds during the quarter
  • Continue to maintain quality of book


    NBFC business

    • Net interest margin expanded by 37 bps year-on-year to 4.85 per cent, as a result of change in mix of the SME, Retail and HNI businesses to 49 per cent
    • Profit before tax grew 22 per cent year-on-year to Rs.323 crore


    Housing finance business

    • Loan book grew 60 per cent year-on-year to Rs.10,828 crore while maintaining healthy net interest margins at 3.3 per cent; affordable lending book at Rs.1,176 crore
    • Profit before tax grew 3x year-on-year to Rs.32 crore

Insurance

  • Total gross premium of life insurance and health insurance grew by 39 per cent to Rs.1,998 crore


    Life insurance business

    • Individual First Year Premium (FYP) grew a significant 68 per cent year–on-year, as against 8 per cent for the industry (excluding LIC) in YTD FY 2018-19
      Note: Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd. and Aditya Birla Wellness Pvt. Ltd. consolidated based on equity accounting under Ind AS, Consolidated Revenue shown above includes revenues from these two businesses on a 100% basis to show wholistic financial performance
    • Market share (excluding LIC) increased 138 bps year-on-year to 4.0 per cent and improved 2 ranks to 7th in individual FYP (excluding LIC)
    • Consistent improvement in quality with 13th month persistency improving by 312 bps to 75.2 per cent in YTD FY 2018-19
    • Sharp improvement in margins led by scale, product mix and productivity improvements


    Health insurance business

    • Gross written premium at Rs.139 crore, 2x over the previous year
    • Retail business contributing 59 per cent, covering more than 1.3 million lives in its second year of operation
    • Rapid expansion in distribution capacity with 9 banca partners signed up

Asset management

  • Total average assets under management at Rs.2,58,833 crore
  • Domestic equity average Assets under Management (AAUM) grew 9 per cent year-on-year
  • Profit before tax grew 31 per cent year-on-year to Rs.166 crore, 27 bps of domestic AAUM
  • Keeping its focus on expanding its retail presence, investor folios doubled over last two years to reach 6.8 million folios as on 31 December 2018

Outlook
Aditya Birla Capital will continue to build on its strong presence in different sectors and will focus on building profitable scale across its platform.

ABCL, formerly known as Aditya Birla Financial Services Limited, is the financial services platform of the Aditya Birla Group. Its key businesses include a diversified NBFC, housing finance company, life and health insurance companies and an asset management company. ABCL is in a unique position of being able to provide Universal Financial Solutions to meet customers' money needs for life.

ABCL's focused customer-centric approach under a single brand "Aditya Birla Capital" enables it to chart a differentiated and disciplined path to growth. ABCL has built a leadership position in a number of businesses. Anchored by more than 17,000 employees, ABCL has a nationwide reach through over 850+ branches and more than 2,00,000 agents / channel partners.

About Aditya Birla Capital Limited
Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL) is the financial services platform of the Aditya Birla Group. With a strong presence across the life insurance, asset management, private equity, corporate lending, structured finance, project finance, general insurance broking, wealth management, equity, currency and commodity broking, online personal finance management, housing finance, pension fund management and health insurance business, ABCL is committed to serving the end-to-end financial services needs of its retail and corporate customers. Anchored by more than 17,000 employees, ABCL has a nationwide reach and more than 2,00,000 agents / channel partners.

Aditya Birla Capital is a part of the Aditya Birla Group, a USD 44.3 billion Indian multinational, in the league of Fortune 500. Anchored by an extraordinary force of over 120,000 employees, belonging to 42 nationalities, the Aditya Birla Group operates in 35 countries across the globe.

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