Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited posts stellar performance, revenue rises 23 per cent, PAT doubles

04 February 2019

 

Results (INR Cr.) Q3 FY2018 Q3 FY2019 Growth YTD Q3 FY 2018 YTD Q3 FY 2019 Growth
Revenue 1,855 2,282 +23% 5,428 6,202 +14%
EBITDA 145 186 +28% 327 470 +44%
PAT 35 70   5 119  

 

Q3 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 Q3 of FY 2018-19 ("FY 19"). Its revenue registered a strong growth of 23 per cent (Ind AS and GST adjusted growth rate of 24 per cent) and EBITDA has risen by 28 per cent.

On YTD basis, the EBITDA has zoomed 44 per cent and revenues have grown 14 per cent (Ind AS and GST adjusted growth rate of 16 per cent) compared to YTD Q3 financials of the FY 2017-18 ("FY 18").

For the reported quarter, the company's Profit After Tax (PAT) stood at Rs.70 crore vis-à-vis a PAT of Rs.35 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY 18. This was on account of an overall improvement in all the business segments.

Business segment highlights

Madura

Madura's business segment consists of Lifestyle brands (Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England); Fast Fashion (Forever 21 and People) and Others (innerwear and international brands).

Madura recorded a robust 18 per cent revenue growth at Rs.1,345 crore in Q3 FY19 as against Rs.1,139 crore in Q3 FY18. EBITDA rose by 24 per cent to Rs.101 crore vis-à-vis Rs.81 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY 18.

  • Revenue for Lifestyle brands increased by 16 per cent from Rs.983 crore to Rs.1,137 crore in Q3 FY19 while EBITDA grew by 15 per cent from Rs.115 crore to Rs.132 crore over Q3 FY18.
  • Fast Fashion continues on the trajectory of operational improvement.
  • Other businesses have registered spectacular revenue growth of 91 per cent over Q3 FY18. Innerwear distribution network continues to expand aggressively with approximately 12,000 outlets across the country at the end of this quarter.

Pantaloons

Pantaloons delivered an impressive performance in Q3 FY19, powered by strong performance in the festive season.

  • Revenues grew by 28 per cent over Q3 FY18 reaching Rs.961 crore (Ind AS adjusted growth rate of 30 per cent).
  • Business continued to improve profitability with EBITDA growth of 36 per cent from Rs.65 crore to Rs.88 crore in Q3 FY19.

Outlook

  • The Lifestyle brands will continue its growth momentum, led by product innovation, network expansion, growth category expansion and impactful marketing campaigns.
  • Pantaloons' growth will be accelerated with its continued focus on product enhancement, brand investments and expansion into newer markets.
  • Fast Fashion segment will continue with its journey of business model improvement.
  • Innerwear is expected to keep expanding its reach, riding on both men's and women's distinctive products.
  • The international brands will steadily build upon the existing brand portfolio.
  • With a diversified portfolio of well positioned businesses, ABFRL continues to look forward to maintain its growth momentum in the future.

About ABFRL

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. 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 2,671 stores, approximately 16,000 multi-brand outlets and 4,300+ points of sale in department stores across the country.

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