February 14, 2020
Stanley Motta Limited (SML) for the year ended December 31, 2019, booked a 55% increase in revenue to total $418.56 million compared to $269.76 million for the same period in 2018. SML indicated that, “This is due to the 100% occupancy of all rentable space for the full year”. For the quarter, revenue increased by $8.49 million to $106.05 million in 2019 compared to $97.56 million the previous year.
Administrative expenses amounted to $111.42 million (2018: $117.04 million), for the quarter, administrative expenses declined by $1.46 million closing at $34.33 million (2018: $35.78 million). Whereas, other operating income totalled $88,000 (2018: $37,000), for the quarter operating income closed the period at $20,000 (2018: $24,000).
This translated into operating profit surging to $290.93 million when compared to last period’s $156.59 million. For the quarter, operating profit closed the period at $88.62 million relative to an operating profit of $65.63 million in the prior corresponding quarter.
Finance costs of $47.99 million (2018: $59.22 million) was recorded, while revaluation gain on investment property of $43.24 million (2018: $1.90 billion) was booked. For the quarter, finance cost and revaluation gain on investment property closed the period at $13.56 million (2018: $21.81 million) and $43.24 million (2018: $290.03 million) respectively.
Profit before tax declined to $286.18 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 relative to $1.99 billion in 2018. As for the quarter, profit before tax closed the period at $118.30 million versus $333.85 million in the prior comparable quarter.
Net profit for the period totalled $282.36 million (2018: $1.99 billion), while for the quarter net profit of $117.43 million (2018: $331.74 million) was recorded.
Earnings per share (EPS) for the period totalled $0.37 (2018: $2.64). EPS for the quarter amounted to $0.15 (2018: $0.44). The number of shares used in our calculations amounted to 757,828,490 units. SML’s stock price closed the trading period on February 13, 2020 at $5.
SML noted that, “Revenue for 2020 is expected to remain stable excluding significant fluctuations in the foreign exchange and property revaluations. The collection of rent in US dollars is expected to continue on a timely basis.”
Balance Sheet at a glance:
As at December 31, 2019, total assets amounted to $4.86 billion, up from $4.83 billion in 2018. The increase in total assets was as a result of the increase in ‘Property, Plant & Equipment’ which advanced from $18.95 million in 2018 to $34.97 million in 2019. ‘Inventories’ and ‘Investment Property’ also reported growth closing at $635,000 (2018: $544,000) and $4.78 billion (2018: $4.69 billion), respectively.
Shareholders’ Equity of $4.01 billion was reported (2018: $3.89 billion) which resulted in a book value per share of $5.29 (2018: $5.14).
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