Titan Q4 results: Net profit falls 7.2% as COVID-19 third wave hit jewellery sales

Its total income was up 4.25 per cent to Rs 7,872 crore

AgenciesUpdated: Tuesday, May 03, 2022, 06:21 PM IST
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Titan's total expenses were at Rs 7,165 crore in Q4 of FY22, up 5.04 per cent from Rs 6,821 crore a year ago. / Representative image | titan.co.in

Tata group firm Titan Company Ltd on Tuesday reported a 7.21 per cent decline in its consolidated net profit at Rs 527 crore in the fourth quarter ended March 2022.

It had posted a net profit of Rs 568 crore in the January-March quarter of FY21, Titan Company said in a regulatory filing.

Its total income was up 4.25 per cent to Rs 7,872 crore during the period under review as against Rs 7,551 crore in the corresponding period of the preceding fiscal.

The company's revenue from sales of products was down 1.14 per cent to Rs 7,267 crore in the fourth quarter of FY22 as against Rs 7,351 crore a year ago.

Titan's total expenses were at Rs 7,165 crore in Q4 of FY22, up 5.04 per cent from Rs 6,821 crore a year ago.

''Q4 FY22 ended with a satisfactory performance despite partial lockdowns, volatility in gold prices and uncertainty in a fragile geo-political situation,'' said Titan, adding, ''Excluding bullion sale, revenue declined by 2 per cent compared to Q4 FY21.''

Titan's revenue from jewellery segment stood at Rs 6,843 crore in the January-March quarter of FY22, up 2.47 per cent against Rs 6,678 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago.

Revenue from watches and wearables also increased 11.8 per cent to Rs 625 crore against Rs 559 crore in the same period of previous fiscal. Eyecare revenue was at Rs 134 crore, up 5.51 per cent against Rs 127 crore in Q4 FY21.

The company also reported a 63.57 per cent increase in its revenue from others segment in the January-March quarter at Rs 229 crore as against Rs 140 crore a year ago.

For the entire fiscal year ended March 2022, Titan's consolidated net profit stood at Rs 2,198 crore. This was up over two-fold from Rs 974 crore, the reported net profit of financial year 2020-21.

The company's total income was at Rs 29,033 crore in 2021-22. This was 32.99 per cent higher than Rs 21,830 crore in the year-ago period.

Titan managing director C K Venkataraman said: ''Despite frequent disruptions in the quarter owing to COVID-19 wave 3 and other geo-political factors, the quarter has been satisfactory in terms of growth and profitability.''

The company is well prepared and looking forward to an exciting Q1 with all its stores ramped up for a much-awaited Akshaya Tritiya festival this year.

''With the international expansion in GCC markets and the first Tanishq store coming up in the US, we are gearing up to touch new horizons in FY23,'' he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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