Results: Raymond Q4 net profit down 15.5% to Rs 58 crore
Results: Raymond Q4 net profit down 15.5% to Rs 58 crore

Raymond Ltd on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 58.36 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 2021.

The company had posted a net loss of Rs 69.10 crore during the January-March period of the previous fiscal, Raymond said in a regulatory filing.

However, its total income was up 9.03 per cent to Rs 1,407.45 crore as against Rs 1,290.87 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

Raymond Chairman and Managing Director Gautam Hari Singhania said, "The quarter witnessed topline growth mainly driven by Branded Textile along with strong momentum maintained in Engineering and Real Estate businesses and overall higher profit margins, led by focused efforts on reducing operational costs." Raymond's total expenses were at Rs 1,342.31 crore, down 6.96 per cent from Rs 1,442.80 crore in Q4 FY 2019-20.

Revenue from textiles climbed 24.09 per cent to Rs 722.10 crore as against Rs 581.90 crore earlier.

Revenue from shirting segment was up 12.2 per cent to Rs 133.17 crore from Rs 118.69 crore. However, apparel revenue dropped 39.5 per cent to Rs 174.96 crore as against Rs 289.27 crore.

Revenue from tools and hardware was at Rs 120.29 crore, up 52.81 per cent from Rs 78.72 crore.

Auto components revenue increased 46.2 per cent to Rs 69.02 crore as compared to Rs 47.21 crore in the January-March quarter last fiscal.

Real estate and development of property segment revenue jumped 42.53 per cent to Rs 54.12 crore as against Rs 37.97 crore.

For the fiscal year 2020-21, Raymond reported a net loss of Rs 303.65 crore. It had posted a net profit of Rs 201.76 crore in the previous year.

Total income for the entire fiscal dropped 44.5 per cent to Rs 3,647.83 crore. It was Rs 6,578.30 crore in 2019-20.

Raymond said consumer sentiments have been hit due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic and imposition of local lockdowns are impacting its retail store operations.

"We began the new fiscal with the higher number of wedding dates and encouraging consumer footfalls in retail outlets. However, with the second wave of COVID-19 and its intensity, we are witnessing lockdowns across cities thereby impacting sales," said Singhania.

Raymond is continuously ramping up its omni-channel capabilities to help serve consumers across India, he added.

Shares of Raymond Ltd settled at Rs 328.15 on BSE, up 0.89 per cent from the previous close.

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