GAVL Q3 FY 2020 results

05 February 2020

Godrej Agrovet Limited has today reported its financial performance for the third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2019, of the financial year 2019-20

  • For the third quarter ended December 31, 2019, company reported consolidated total income# and consolidated profit before tax# of Rs.1,792 crore and Rs.68 crore, respectively. This translate to a year-on-year total income growth of 22.8%, however, profit before tax was lower compared to the corresponding previous period by 6.8%.
  • For the nine months ended December 31, 2019, company reported consolidated total income#* and consolidated profit before tax#* of Rs.5,367 crore and Rs.262 crore, respectively. This translate to a year-on-year total income growth of 18.2%, however, profit before tax was lower compared to the corresponding previous period by 14.7%.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE (3QFY20 & 9MFY20)

(Rs. in crore)

Particulars

 

3QFY20

3QFY19

%increase/
(Decrease)

9MFY20

9MFY19

%increase/
(Decrease)

Total Income*#

1,792.0

1,459.0

22.8%

5,367.2

4,539.4 18.2%

Earnings before Depreciation,
interest and taxes (EBITDA)*#

109.9

105.8

3.9%

393.1

393.6 (0.1%)

Profit Before Tax (PBT)*#

68.0

72.9

(6.8%)

262.5

307.7 (14.7%)

Net Profit after tax (PAT)*#

51.2

48.6

5.3%

231.4

205.7 12.5%

#Consolidated results of third quarter and nine months ended December 2019 include financials of Godrej Tyson Foods Limited and Godrej Maxximilk Private Limited which became subsidiaries on 27th March 2019. Consequently, the consolidated results for current quarter are not comparable with the previous period.

*Total income, EBITDA and PBT for nine months ended December 2018 excludes non-recurring income of Rs. 29.9 crore pertaining to profit earned on sale of land (net of expenses). PAT excludes net of taxes non-recurring income of Rs.23.0 crore (net of expenses).

 

Managing Directors Comments

Commenting on the performance, Mr. B. S. Yadav, Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited, said:

 

During the first nine months of the financial year 2019-20, Godrej Agrovet Limited's consolidated total income registered year-on-year growth of 18.2% and consolidated profit before tax was Rs. 262 crore.

In animal feed, volume growth remained strong at 7.9% during the first nine months of the year. In addition, price increase taken in end products led to revenue and segment result growth of 28.1% and 46.2%, respectively. Crop protection registered a consolidated revenue growth of 4.9% in the first nine months. We have launched multiple new products in this segment which will increase product portfolio and help us to enter new crops and segments. In the vegetable oil segment, profits were up 36.6% during the current quarter, however, for nine months profits declined year-on-year due to lower oil content and lower end product prices in the first half of the year. Our food businesses - dairy and poultry- continue to focus on increasing the share of value added/branded products in the product portfolio.

Currently, the Indian agricultural value chain offers immense business opportunities to enhance productivity as practices are largely unorganized. We believe that at Godrej Agrovet we are well placed to capitalize on these opportunities given our presence across underpenetrated & unorganized segments of the agri value chain and our strong focus on research and development. The primary elements of our business strategy are to continue to grow our existing market share, leverage synergies between our businesses and opportunistically evaluate inorganic opportunities.

 

Segment-wise business highlights

 

Animal Feed

  • Volume growth was 8.0% and 7.9% year-on-year in 3QFY20 and 9MFY20, respectively, mainly driven by layer and fish feed segments
  • Price increase taken for end products coupled with volume growth resulted in a significant improvement in segment profitability which increased by 47.5% and 46.2%, respectively, in Q3FY20 and 9MFY20

 

Vegetable Oil

  • For the third quarter of the year company reported segment revenue and profit growth of 24.2% and 36.6%, respectively
  • However, for 9MFY20, the segment revenues and profit declined by 1.5% and 25.1%, respectively, due to sharp decline in end product prices and lower oil content during the peak season (first half of the year)

 

Crop Protection

  • Consolidated revenues and segment profits declined by 5.4% and 7.5%, respectively during 3QFY20, due to lower sales in the standalone business.
  • In nine months, segment profitability was also adversely impacted on account of poor realization, increase in input costs and deferral of export orders in respect of the B2B business (Astec LifeSciences)

 

Dairy

  • Revenue growth remain modest at 2.7% and 2.4%, respectively, in 3QFY20 and 9MFY20, however, share of value added products has increased vis-à-vis same period last year
  • Segment results declined year-on-year in 3QFY20 due to high procurement prices of milk

 

Godrej Tyson Foods Limited 

  • Company reported revenues growth of 23.6% during 3QFY20 driven by growth in the Live Bird and the Yummiez segments
  • However, EBITDA was significantly lower as compared to previous periods mainly on account of increase in cost of live birds and relatively lower output prices

 

ACI Godrej Agrovet Private Limited, Bangladesh

  • The joint venture posted revenues of Rs.254.0 crore in 3QFY20 registering a growth of 80.4% supported by strong volume growth in the cattle, broiler and aqua feed segments

 

About Godrej Agrovet Limited

Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL) is a diversified, Research & Development focused agri- business Company, dedicated to improving the productivity of Indian farmers by innovating products and services that sustainably increase crop and livestock yields. GAVL holds leading market positions in the different businesses in which it operates - Animal Feed, Crop Protection, Oil Palm, Dairy and Poultry and Processed Foods.

GAVL has a pan India presence with sales of over a million tonnes annually of high quality feed and cutting-edge nutrition products for cattle, poultry, aqua feed and specialty feed. Apart from these businesses, the Company has a joint venture with the ACI group of Bangladesh for animal feed business in Bangladesh.

For more information on the Company, please log on to www.godrejagrovet.com.

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Godrej Agrovet Limited
"Godrej One", 3rd Floor,
Pirojshanagar,
Eastern Express Highway,
Vikhroli (East),
Mumbai-400079, India
CIN: L15410MH1991PLC135359

Mr. S. Varadaraj
Godrej Agrovet Limited
Tel No.: +91 22 2519 4864
Fax No.: +91 22 2519 5124
Email: gavlinvestors@godrejagrovet.com / s.varadaraj@godrejagrovet.com
Website: www.godrejagrovet.com

Ms. Chhavi Agarwal
Godrej Agrovet Limited
Tel No.: +91 22 2519 4646
Fax No.: +91 22 2519 5124
Email: gavlinvestors@godrejagrovet.com / chhavi.agarwal@godrejagrovet.com
Website: www.godrejagrovet.com

Mr. Anoop Poojari
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Tel No.: +91 22 6645 1211 / 1218
Fax No. +91 22 6645 1213
e-mail: anoop@cdr-india.com