August 04, 2021
FosRich Company Limited (FOSRICH) for the six months ended June 30, 2021 booked a 28% increase in revenue to total $1.09 billion compared to $857.15 million for the same period in 2020. The Company noted, “These increases were attributed primarily to the greater availability of the products required by the market. While the overall increase in revenues was 28%, the product lines that had significant increases were PVC which saw increases of 105%, hardware 93%, wiring devices 52% and control devices 48%.” Revenue for the quarter closed at $543.80 million compared to $408.33 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Cost of sales year to date increased 27%, moving from $518.54 million in 2020 to $657.87 million. As such, gross profit amounted to $435.21 million, an increase of 29% when compared to $338.61 million recorded for the period ended June 30, 2020. Gross profit for the second quarter closed at $243.52 million (2020: $168.70 million).
Other income, year to date totaled $39.86 million an increase of 222% year over year, when compared to the $12.38 million reported twelve months earlier.
Administrative and other expenses rose by 14%, to total $309.77 million (2020: $271.49 million). “The changes was driven primarily by increased staff related costs for salary adjustments, increased sales commission due to improved sales performance and improvements in staff benefits, increased staff training cost with the launch of the new FosRich Corporate University, increased motor vehicle expenses, increased occupancy cost due to the commencement of obligations in January for the second Hayes factory building and increased depreciation charges. There were reductions in legal fees,” the Company noted.
The Company recorded finance cost of $50.78 million for the first six months of the year, a 11% decrease when compared to $57.30 million documented for the corresponding period in 2020. FosRich noted, “This reduction is due to the amortisation of our loan facilities.”
Consequently, total expenses to date amounted to $360.55 million compared to $328.80 million for the comparable period in 2020. As a result, operating profit for the period increased by 416% to close at $114.52 million (2020: $22.19 million).
The Company reported no taxation charge for the year relative to a tax credit of $73,472 for the first six months of 2020. Consequently, net profit for the six months ended June 30, 2021 totaled $114.52 million, a 416% increase relative to $22.26 million reported for same period in 2020. Net profit for the quarter amounted to $76.16 million (2020: $17.45 million).
Earnings per share (EPS) for the period totaled $0.23 (2020: $0.04). EPS for the quarter closed at $0.15 versus $0.03 for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. The trailing twelve months earnings per share amounted to $0.43. The number of shares used in our calculations amounted to 502,275,555 units. FOSRICH’s stock price close the trading period on August 03, 2021 at $7.99 with a corresponding P/E of 18.41 times.
Balance Sheet at a glance:
As at June 30, 2021, total assets amounted to $3.24 billion, up 27% from the balance of $2.55 billion as at June 30, 2020. The increase in total assets was largely due to ‘Inventories’ and ‘Right of use assets’ which totaled $1.37 billion (2020: $1.25 billion) and $586.84 million (2020: $195.54 million), respectively. The Company noted, “The company continues to closely manage inventory balances and the supply-chain, with a view to ensuring that inventory balances being carried are optimised, relative to the pace of sales, the time between the orders being made and when goods become available for sale, to avoid both overstocking and stock-outs. Monitoring is done both at the individual product level and by product categories. Sales in most categories remain strong and reflects increases over the prior year. We continue to monitor the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on our customers buying patterns.”
Shareholders’ Equity of $983.27 million was reported as at June 30, 2021 (2020: $819.23 million) which resulted in a book value per share of $1.96 (2020: $1.63).
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