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Morepen Labs reports 24 per cent rise in its net sales and 34 per cent rise in its net profit in first half of FY 2019-20

ANI | Updated: Nov 13, 2019 18:35 IST

New Delhi [India] Nov 13 (ANI/NewsVoir): Morepen Laboratories Ltd. has reported a Net sales Revenue (Standalone) of Rs 383.30 crore in the half year ended September 30th, 2019, registering a growth of 24.2 per cent as compared to the Net Sales Revenue of Rs 308.56 crore in the corresponding first half of the previous fiscal.
Total Revenue (Standalone) in first half stood at Rs 392.44 crore (Rs 313.06 crore) registering a jump of 25.4 per cent. EBIDTA was up by 31.8 per cent in H1' FY 2019-20 at Rs 37.44 crores (Rs 28.40 crores) and cash profit during the same period was up by around 32.4 per cent at Rs 36.63 crores (Rs 27.67 crores).
The Net Profit before Tax (Standalone) almost doubled in the first half at Rs. 18.10 crore compared to Rs. 9.65 crore in the corresponding first half of previous fiscal. The Net Profit after Tax (Standalone) during the period stood at Rs. 12.95 crore, up by 34.1 per cent from Rs. 9.65 crore net profit registered in the corresponding period of FY'2018-19. The half-yearly net profit has increased by a good 34 per cent despite a one-time hit of Rs. 5.15 crore taken by the company by writing off MAT credit entitlement in line with the new Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 in Q2 FY 2019-20.
The bulk drugs (API) segment contributed around 60 per cent to the company's total turnover in H1 FY 2019-20. The company's expanding export reach assisted in achieving a higher top line in first half of FY 2019-20. API's Export sales registered a growth of 46 per cent at Rs 172 crore in the first half under consideration. Export sales for Montelukast Sodium rose by 156 percent at Rs 46.30 crore and that of Atorvastatin Calcium by 43 percent at Rs 36.25 crore in H1 FY 2019-20 vis-a-vis the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. New Molecules registered 159 percent growth at Rs 10.20 crore.
This was disclosed by Sushil Suri, Chairman and Managing Director, Morepen Laboratories Ltd, after the Q2 and First Half results board meeting here on Wednesday.
"All our focus is currently on the growth strategy for next five years. In line with this objective, the company is expanding its reach further into export markets and has also widened its offered portfolio of APIs by adding three new APIs in Cardiac, Diabetes and Liver segments to it. All these news APIs have been developed by the company's in-house R&D team. This apart, the domestic OTC health basket is being strengthened further with many new products in the nutritional and preventive healthcare segments," said Suri.
Synopsis of First Half (H1) and Second Quarter (Q2) FY 2019-20-Performance (Standalone)
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Major API exports in the first half were done to APAC (Asia Pacific) markets accounting for around 54 per cent of the total API exports, followed by the US and European markets (around 39 per cent) and other semi-regulated markets (around 7 per cent). While APAC business grew by 59 per cent, USA business registered a growth of 33 per cent, European business (27 Per cent) and business from other semi-regulated markets (52 per cent).
Company has launched three new APIs - Vildagliptin (Diabetes segment), Rivaroxaban (Cardic Segment) and Ursodeoxycholic Acid (for Liver ailments). The three drugs will currently be sold in India and patent-free markets worldwide. The Drug Master File for regulatory markets will be filed within the next 12 months' time frame.
The overall Home Diagnostic Segment recorded total sales of Rs 85.55 crore in H1 FY 2019-20, registering a rise of 23 per cent vis-a-vis corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Blood Glucose Monitors and Nebulisers recorded highest growth in the half year at 33 per cent and 60 per cent, respectively.
The combined sales revenue of Blood Glucose Monitors and Blood Pressure Monitors in the half year increased to Rs 78.01 crore as compared to Rs 61.19 crore in the corresponding period of previous fiscal, registering a growth of 27 per cent. Looking at increasing incidence of diabetic cases in India, the Blood Glucose Monitors and Blood Pressure Monitors segment offers great opportunity for growth in the coming years. In all, around 360 million Glucometer strips have been sold by the company till date and Blood Glucose Monitors installations have crossed 3.2 million target.
Morepen Labs' pharma division commenced commercial sales of its Probiotics in India during Q1 FY 2019-20. The company has made steady progress in this business during Q2 FY 2019-20 in the domestic market. It may be recalled that Morepen recently tied up with Vesale Pharma of Belgium to launch latter's complete range of probiotics in the Indian market.
OTC Business has recorded growth of 11per cent in its sales revenue in H1 FY 2019-20. Isabgol and other small base brands grew by 36 per cent and 105 per cent respectively. OTC Business witnessed launch of many new products to its Health basket including Active Smile, Dr Morepen Daily, MTP Kit, VCALCI, Clean & Pure, Liv Healthy, Head-X, Dr Morepen Aid, Dr Morepen Buds, COLD-EX, Paachan-Arishta and Adult Nasal Spray in various new product categories. New products are expected to add significantly to the company's topline in the coming quarters.
Morepen Laboratories Ltd has reported a net sales revenue (standalone) of Rs 196.60 crore in Q2'FY 2019-20, registering a growth of 23 per cent vis-a-vis net sales revenue of Rs 159.73 crore in Q2 FY 2018-19. The company's EBIDTA in Q2 FY 2019-20 increased by 7 per cent at Rs 17.71 crore and cash profit increased by 6.4 per cent at Rs 17.32 crore as against Rs 16.59 crore and Rs 16.28 crore, respectively, in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.
The Net Profit before Tax (standalone) for Q2 FY 2019-20 stood at Rs 9.69 crore, registering a rise of 36.4 per cent. However, as aforesaid, on account of the one-time hit of Rs. 5.15 Crores taken by the company during the quarter by writing off its MAT credit entitlement, the Net profit after tax (PAT) decreased by 38 per cent at Rs. 4.54 crore compared to Rs. 7.29 Crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.
API Exports grew by 43 per cent at Rs 92.48 crore in Q2 FY 2019-20 with Montelukast registering 112 per cent growth at Rs 21.08 crore, Atorvastatin 33 per cent growth at Rs 19.96 crore and New Molecules registering 63 percent growth at Rs 4.24 crore vis-a-vis the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. The overall Home Diagnostic Segment grew by 30 per cent at Rs 45.52 crore and OTC business by 15 per cent in Q2 FY 2019-20. Blood Glucose Monitors and B P Monitors recorded highest growth in the quarter at 37 percent each.
Isabgol and Lemolate brands grew by 41 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively Consolidated Total Revenue in H1 FY 2019-20 has grown by 24 percent at Rs 419.50 Crore. Consolidated PBT in the period H1 FY 2019-20 has grown by 79 per cent at Rs 16.92 crore and consolidated net profit has registered growth of 24 per cent at Rs 11.74 crore compared to that of FY 2018-19.
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