Manappuram Finance's Q3 Net Profit Jumps 42 per cent to Rs. 244.11 crore
Kochi: Manappuram Finance Ltd. has declared its third quarter results with all-round growth in business and profitability. Consolidated net profit for the third quarter ending on December 31, 2018 was reported at Rs. 244.11 crore, a sharp increase of 42 per cent over Rs. 171.73 crore recorded in Q3 of the previous fiscal. Net quarterly profit of the standalone entity (which excludes subsidiaries) grew by 24.4 per cent to Rs. 210.83 crore.
Total consolidated operating income during the quarter stood at Rs. 1081.20 crore, an increase of 24 per cent compared to Rs. 872.00 crore reported in the year-ago quarter. Consolidated assets under management (AUM) grew by 21.4 per cent to Rs. 17,783.06 crore, against Rs. 14,650.16 crore reported in the year ago quarter. The Board of Directors, which met at Valapad the other day to consider the results, approved payment of interim dividend of Rs. 0.55 per share of face value of Rs. 2.
Sharing the results with the media, V P Nandakumar, MD & CEO, said, “Our performance during the quarter is noteworthy not only because of the substantial growth in business volumes and profitability, but also because all our new businesses have now contributed to the profits. Having begun its diversification in 2014, the company is well set to reap the rewards from here on.”
The company’s microfinance subsidiary, Asirvad Microfinance, registered impressive growth ending the quarter with an AUM of Rs. 3195.16 crore, an increase of 51.3 per cent compared to Rs. 2728.94 crore in the year-ago quarter. Asirvad also reported a net profit of Rs 33.24 crore compared to Rs 2.90 crore reported in Q3 of FY18. With 16.66 lakh customers, 928 branches, and 4,872 employees, Asirvad Microfinance has a presence in 22 States and UTs.
The company’s home loans subsidiary, Manappuram Home Finance, reported an AUM of Rs 478.00 crore, a growth of 39.7 per cent over Rs. 342.22 crore recorded in Q3 of previous year. The Commercial Vehicles division reported rapid growth and ended the quarter nearly doubling its AUM to Rs. 975.54 crore (Rs. 499.81 crore). In aggregate, the company’s non-gold loan businesses have contributed 29.6 per cent of its total consolidated AUM.
The company’s gold loan AUM went up by 10.57 per cent to Rs. 12,524.91crore, from Rs.11,327.08 crore in the year-ago quarter. Gold holdings have increased to 66.3 tonnes from 62.34 tonnes last year, a growth of 6.4 per cent. The number of live gold loan customers stood at 23.80 lakhs as of December 31, 2018.
In keeping with the recent trends, average borrowing cost went up by 48 bps during the quarter to 9.37 per cent. The company’s consolidated net worth stood at Rs. 4,341.52 crore as of December 31, 2018. The book value per share stood at Rs. 51.51 and its capital adequacy ratio was at 26.36 per cent.