Strong sectoral contributions drive Hayleys third quarter PBT


Hayleys PLC chairman/Chief Executive, Mohan Pandithage and Hayleys PLC co-chairman, Dhammika Perera

Hayleys PLC, recorded a strong all-round performance in the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), as the Group turnover rose by 20% Year-on-Year( YoY) to Rs. 59.7 bn, resulting in a sharp 80% YoY increase in Group’s Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation ( EBITDA) toRs. 9 bn for the quarter.

The Group’s nine months performance was equally impressive with Turnover reaching an enviable Rs.163 bn and the EBITDA reaching Rs 15.1 bn. The profit from operating activities of the Group was Rs.11.3 bn, which is a 68% YoY improvement. However, the net Finance Cost increased to Rs.7.7 bn from Rs. 3.9 attributing to the inclusion of Singer Group’s finance cost and the cost of funding recent acquisitions. The Profit before tax (PBT) of Rs.3.5 bn reflect a 19% improvement over the previous year while the PAT increased by 23% to Rs.1.9 bn.

"We are pleased to see such a strong performance across the Hayleys Group over the last quarter. Taken together with the cumulative results of the period, our businesses have displayed resilience in the face of significant volatility in the domestic and international economy," Hayleys chairman and Chief Executive, Mohan Pandithage stated.

Further Pandithage said "Bolstered by the consolidated 9 months results of our recent acquisition, Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, the Retail sector helped to enhance the Group’s results. Further, the outstanding performances in our export businesses, increased volume in the Transportation and Logistics sector also have contributed well to the Group’s bottom line. Despite the challenging economic conditions, we move into the final quarter with complete confidence in our ability to deliver planned results,"

Due to consolidation of Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC ,the Group’s Retail sector, expanded revenue during the 9 months to 31st December 2018 to Rs. 52.4 bn, against a previous Rs. 19.9 bn while operating profit rose sharply from Rs. 966 mn to Rs. 3.4 bn.

The Group’s Transportation and Logistics sector posted similarly impressive results, expanding turnover to Rs. 33 bn, from Rs. 25.8 bn in the previous year, while operating profit rose from Rs. 1.9 bn to Rs. 2.2 bn.

During the quarter, the sector’s distribution centre capacity was increased with completion of new projects including the Advantis Logistics City while expanding their global presence.

A Strong performance in the Group’s Agriculture sector resulted in turnover rising to Rs. 10.8 bn, from a previous Rs. 10.1 bn while operating profit expanding from Rs. 736 mn to Rs. 1.2 bn during the 9 months period. (Hayleys)


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