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Pidilite hits 52-week high after solid Q1 numbers

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Pidilite Industries gained 3.86% to Rs 1321.35 at 14:34 IST on the BSE after consolidated net profit rose 21.17% to Rs 294.27 crore on 9.96% rise in net sales to Rs 2016.81 crore in Q1 June 2019 over Q1 June 2018.

The result was announced during market hours today, 6 August 2019.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE Sensex was up by 464.04points or 1.26% at 37,163.88.

On the BSE, 97000 shares were traded in the counter so far compared with average daily volumes of 39000 shares in the past two weeks. The stock had hit an intraday high of Rs 1324.3, which is also a 52-week high for the counter. The stock hit an intraday low of Rs 1262. The stock hit a 52-week low of Rs 898 on 9 October 2018.

Consolidated earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization grew (EBITDA) before non-operating income grew 16% to Rs 444 crore in Q1 June 2019 over Q1 June 2018, given the input cost led improvement in gross margins by 1%.

Standalone profit after tax stood rose 8% to Rs 288 crore in Q1 June 2019 over the same quarter last year. Net sales rose 11% to Rs 1,768 crore in Q1 June 2019 over the same quarter last year with underlying sales volume & mix growth of 6%. This was driven by a 6% growth in sales volume & mix of consumer & bazaar products and 12% growth in sales volume & mix of industrial products.

Commenting on the quarter performance, Bharat Puri, managing director, Pidilite Industries, said "Despite challenging demand conditions, we have delivered resilient performance driven by consumer franchise expansion in rural areas, earlier pricing actions and moderation in input costs. We remain cautiously optimistic in the medium term of delivering consistent, profitable volume led growth".

Pidilite Industries is engaged in manufacturing adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, hobby colours and polymer emulsions in India. Its brand name Fevicol has become synonymous with adhesives to millions in India.

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First Published: Tue, August 06 2019. 14:23 IST
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